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French film 'Los Perros' adjudged best in KIFF
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) French celluloid venture "Los Perros" directed by Marcela Said won the award for the best film in the International Competition category of the 23rd Kolkata Internaitonal Film Festival (KIFF) here on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
Infosys to buyback shares from November 30
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) Global software major Infosys Ltd would buy back 11.3-crore of its equity shares of Rs 5 face value by paying Rs 13,000 crore at the price of Rs 1,150 per share from November 30, said the IT major on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
IT team searches two rooms of Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Friday night recovered a laptop, a desktop and four pen drives from two rooms used by AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala at late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's residence here, said a senior official late on Friday night.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I&B Ministry should resolve 'Padmavati' controversy
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Questioning Narendra Modi government's silence over the 'Padmavati' film controversy, the Congress on Friday said the Information and Broadcasting Ministry must resolve the issue by talking to both the sides.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UN eyes modest repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan is expected to remain modest in 2018, the media reported on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karni Sena founder receives 'threat' from Pakistan
Jaipur, Nov 17 (IANS) Shri Rajput Karni Sena, an organisation of Rajput community opposing Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie "Padmavati", has claimed that its patron and founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi has received a threat call from Pakistan.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan ready to respond to threats on border with India: Army chief
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday said that the military is always ready to respond to any threats across the countrys eastern border with India, including the Line of Control.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Russian strategic bombers strike IS in Syria
Moscow, Nov 17 (IANS) Six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers took off from Russia and struck the Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria's Deir al-Zour province Friday, the Russian Defence Ministry said.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BSE Sensex to be reconstituted from December 18
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Asia Index on Friday informed that lenders IndusInd Bank and Yes Bank will enter the 30-scrip sensitive S&P BSE Sensex from December 18, 2017.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi government to form women protection groups
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia on Friday said the Delhi government would form "Mahila Suraksha Dals" (women protection groups) to curb crimes against women in the national capital.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
British High Commission organises event on LGBTQIA
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The British High Commission and the Multiple Action Research Group (MARG) partnered to celebrate the recent "Delhi Pride March" through an event held here on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Hyderabad airport to begin work on second terminal from February
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) The work on the second terminal at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here will begin in February-March next year, said the airport operator.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Trinamool-BJP feeding each other in Bengal: Yechury
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday accused West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition BJP of practising the same sort of religious extremism and communal appeasement and said the two forces were feeding on each other.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Infosys buyback offer to open from November 30
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) IT major Infosys on Friday informed that its share buyback offer worth up to Rs 13,000 crore will open from November 30, 2017.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Climate finance row persists for developing nations
Bonn, Nov 17 (IANS) With the two-week-long UN Climate Change negotiations meandering through its scheduled closing day here on Friday, climate experts are still quarreling over the flow of climate finance from the developed to the developing world.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Congress questions Centre's claim of note ban hitting Maoism
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said the central government's claim that demonetisation will end Left wing extremism has been proven wrong, mentioning that there have been 17 major Maoist attacks since November 8, 2016, when the move to scrap high-value currency was announced.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Sluggish Sulu is lifted by Vidya Balan's empathetic performance
Tumhari Sulu, Starring Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, Vijay Mourya
2017-11-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Every film is commercial: Sanjay Mishra
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Mishra, who has acted in movies like "Ankhon Dekhi" and "Golmaal Again", says all the films that are made are commercial as money goes into making them.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ISL: Kerala, ATK settle for a point each in opener
Kochi, Nov 17 (IANS) Kerala Blasters and ATK played out an entertaining goalless draw in front of a packed house in the Indian Super Leagues season four opener at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football,ISL
Delhi government Health Secretary turns approver in Goa illegal mining case
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Goa's former Principal Secretary Mining, Rajiv Yaduvanshi, who is currently Health Secretary in Delhi's AAP government, on Friday turned state approver in an illegal mining case, which is being probed by the SIT of Goa Police, a senior official said.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress in talks with NCP, Sharad's JD-U faction over alliance in Gujarat (Roundup)
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Friday held talks with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Sharad Yadav-led faction of JD-U over a possible alliance ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
NGT clears hurdles for construction of new Andhra capital
Amaravati, Nov 17 (IANS) Clearing the hurdles in the construction of Andhra Pradesh's new state capital Amaravati, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday refused to set aside the environmental clearance.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Ed Sheeran lands in Mumbai, welcomed in traditional style
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Ed Sheeran landed in Mumbai for his Sunday concert amid heavy security and much fanfare. The popular singer was welcomed at the airport with a traditional welcome ceremony with flowers, dancers and dhols.
2017-11-17
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Art/Culture/Books
India, France agree to cooperate on Indian Ocean Region security
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) After officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held the first-ever quadrilateral meeting in Manila last week on the security and development of the Indo-Pacific region, India and France on Friday agreed to cooperate on the security architecture of the Indian Ocean Region.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India giving top priority to pollution problem, diplomats assured
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Following deep concerns expressed by the diplomatic community over the bad pollution levels in the national capital, the government on Friday said that "top priority" is being accorded to the matter and said the conditions are "not unique to India".
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Gay rights under the spotlight at LBGTI meet in Rome
Rome, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex employees of Italy's foreign ministry will on November 22 hold a conference in Rome to mark the first anniversary of the introduction of same-sex civil unions here, the ministry's LBGTI association Globe-MAE announced.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Air quality in Delhi improves, NGT defers decision on odd-even (Roundup)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) After a long period of heavy pollution, the air quality in the National Capital Region on Friday improved to "poor" category as concentration of Particulate Matter (PM) decreased. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) deferred to Tuesday hearing on the Delhi government's plea on exemptions on the odd-even traffic scheme.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Nothing in 'Padmavati' that hurts Rajput pride: Rajat Sharma
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) There is not a single scene, dialogue or sequence in "Padmavati" that may hurt Rajput pride, senior journalist Rajat Sharma said on Friday after watching the movie.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Australia recall stumper Paine for opening two Ashes Tests
Sydney, Nov 17 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday raised a few eyebrows by recalling wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine after a seven-year absence from Test cricket for the first two Ashes Tests against England in Brisbane and Adelaide.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Moody's ratings proof of growing capitalism in India: Yechury
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Criticising India's sovereign rating upgrade by the global agency Moody's Investors Service, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday said the improved ratings signify the beneficial atmosphere for the international capitalist groups under the Narendra Modi regime.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Libyan advisory body eyes polls in six months
Tripoli, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) Libya's High Council of State may propose holding elections within six months if the country's rival political factions fail to reach an accord, the advisory body's President Abdul Rahman al-Swehli said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Iraq re-takes last IS-held town
Baghdad, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) Iraqi forces aided by the US-led coalition on Friday re-took Rawa -- the last Islamic State foothold in Iraq, the Iraqi army and the US special presidential envoy to the coalition Brett McGurk announced.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Congress charge on Rafale deal politically motivated: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The government on Friday rejected Congress' allegations of irregularities in the deal for buying 36 Rafale fighter jets, with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and two other Union Ministers calling the charges "politically motivated and false".
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Lebanon's FM in Moscow for talks with counterpart
Moscow, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil was due on Friday to hold talks with Sergei Lavrov and afterwards to hold a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart, Lebanese news agency Nna reported.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
India-France ties not limited to bilateral context: Modi
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that ties between India and France are not limited to the bilateral context alone but extend to regional and global issues as well.
2017-11-17
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Bengal man held with fake Rs 2,000 notes
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A 54-year-old man from West Bengal has been arrested here with fake currency of Rs 2,000 denomination having face value of over Rs 6 lakh, police said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Karnataka doctors end strike on court directive, government assurance
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) Private doctors in Karnataka on Friday called off their five-day-long strike on a high court directive and the state government's assurance to modify provisions in the amendment bill on the functioning of private hospitals across the state.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
I don't see any immediate recovery of our economy in sight: Manmohan Singh
Kochi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a hard-hitting speech against the Narendra Modi government, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said the three-and-a-half year rule has ruined all sectors and also created a wedge in the secular credentials of India.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress in talks with NCP, Sharad-led JD-U over alliance in Gujarat
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Congress party is in talks with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Sharad Yadav-led faction of JD-U over a possible alliance ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC asks states, UTs to curb use of pet coke and furnace oil
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked all the states and Union Territories to consider enforcing the decision of the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) prohibiting the use of pet coke and furnace oil by the industry in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
SC tells NRI to approach Constitution Bench on Aadhaar linking
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed an NRI to approach the Constitution Bench, scheduled to hear a challenge to Aadhaar validity, regarding his challenge to amendments in rules against money laundering to facilitate linking of bank accounts with Aadhaar numbers.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora,Business/Economy
Police officer, militant killed in Srinagar gunfight
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) A middle rung police officer and a militant were killed on Friday in a gunfight in summer capital Srinagar, police said.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab offers programme to connect NRIs with their roots
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet on Friday approved the "Connect with Your Roots" (CYR) programme to reach out to youngsters of Punjabi origin settled in other countries.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Diaspora,Business/Economy
Andhra seeks Gates' help in agriculture, health
Visakhapatnam, Nov 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has sought the cooperation of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in areas of agriculture, nutrition, health and sanitation.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
NATO apologizes after Turkish leader listed as enemy during military drill
Brussels, Nov 17 (IANS) The Secretary-General of NATO was forced to issue an apology to Turkey's President on Friday after it was revealed that his name had been included on a list of enemies used for a military drill in Norway.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Belgium,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Trump administration to ask for another $45 bn in disaster relief
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The White House reportedly plans to request about $45 billion in additional aid from Congress on Friday for disaster-hit areas, including Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
'Kadvi Hawa' not an art film: Ranvir Shorey
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Ranvir Shorey says that his forthcoming movie "Kadvi Hawa", which deals with the issue of climate change, is not an art film.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
EC asks Tripura officials to be ready for February polls
Agartala, Nov 17 (IANS) An Election Commission (EC) team that visited Tripura on Thursday and Friday asked the state officials to make all preparations in place for the next assembly polls, due in February next year.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
CISF to patrol 'dark areas' at Delhi Metro stations
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In the wake of an incident of molestation inside a metro station, the CISF on Friday issued a direction for its quick reaction teams (QRTs), including women commandos, to increase patrols in the dark and un-manned areas inside Delhi Metro stations.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Asia-Pacific countries look to collaboratively develop satellites
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the national space agencies of the Asia-Pacific region are looking towards collaboratively developing small and cube satellites, a senior Indian space official said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Lineker, Komandnaya to conduct 2018 World Cup draw
Moscow, Nov 17 (IANS) Former English striker Gary Lineker has been chosen to conduct the 2018 World Cup Final Draw scheduled for December 1 at Moscow's Kremlin Palace, world football's governing body FIFA announced on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
SRK's banner to make series for Netflix
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's banner Red Chillies Entertainment has partnered with Netflix to bring out a multilingual series based on the book "Bard of Blood".
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
3 drug addicts jump off moving train; 2 dead
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Two youths were killed and a third was seriously injured on Friday after they allegedly jumped off a moving train in Punjab's Mansa district, police said.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India giving top priority to pollution problem, diplomats assured
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Following concerns expressed by the diplomatic community over the record-breaking pollution levels in the national capital, the government on Friday said "top priority" is being accorded to the matter.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
India's October domestic air passenger traffic up 20%
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic rose to 104.51 lakh in October -- up 20.52 per cent -- from 86.72 lakh reported for the corresponding month of 2016, official data showed on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Purchase of more Rafales was raised by France last month: Defence Minister
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The issue of purchase of more Rafale fighter jets was raised when the Indian and French Defence Ministers met here last month, but India has not given any answer yet, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
GoAir adds 30 flights, launches fares at Rs 1,212
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Budget carrier GoAir on Friday said it will operate 22 additional flights on new routes, along with increasing the frequencies by eight flights on existing routes, during the winter schedule effective from November 23.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Anti-'Padmavati' protesters force closure of Chittorgarh fort
Jaipur, Nov 17 (IANS) Entry to the famous Chittorgarh fort in Rajasthan was closed on Friday as a few thousand people sat on dharna outside the main gate to protest Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie "Padmavati", which many claim distorts historical facts.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
IS suicide bombing kills 35 civilians in eastern Syria
Damascus, Nov 17 (IANS) At least 35 civilians were killed on Friday by an Islamic State suicide bombing in eastern Syria, pro-government Sham FM radio reported.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
CBI books Delhi NGO for Rs 90 crore fund misuse
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case against Delhi-based NGO Advantage India, its owner Deepak Talwar, a famous corporate lobbyist, and four others for misusing Rs 90.72 crore donations from two defence and aviation firms -- MBDA and Airbus SAS.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bill Gates recalls first meeting with Naidu 20 years ago
Visakhapatnam, Nov 17 (IANS) Microsoft Founder Bill Gates on Friday said he was really excited at meeting Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for the first time over 20 years ago.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Bihar announces reservation in farmer co-op body elections
Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday announced reservation in elections to the more than 500 Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) of farmers in rural areas of the state.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
EPCA writes to Delhi government, stresses on augmented public transport
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court-monitored Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) for NCR on Friday wrote to the Delhi government and stressed the need for augmented public transport system and collaborative action to curb pollution.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Future growth will help cut Indian government debt: Moody's
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India's sovereign credit rating upgrade by Moody's has been based on the belief that the recent economic reform measures will bolster the country's growth potential leading to a decline in government debt, the US ratings agency said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Woman with anti-Trump sticker on truck arrested
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The driver of a pickup truck featuring an expletive-filled message to US President Donald Trump has been arrested -- over an outstanding warrant.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Punjab, Haryana procure 238 lakh tonne paddy
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Agrarian states Punjab and Haryana have procured over 238 lakh tonnes of paddy so far, Food and Supplies Department officials said here on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
Australian government scholarships for 52 Indian students: Envoy
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Australian envoy Harinder Sidhu on Friday announced that 52 Indian students will be offered the Australian governments prestigious Australia Awards-Endeavour scholarships and Fellowships for 2018.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Education
EPCA writes to Delhi government, stresses on augmented public transport
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court-monitored Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) for NCR on Friday wrote to the Delhi government and stressed the need for augmented public transport system and collaborative action to curb pollution.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Nitish gets JD-U's 'Arrow' symbol, Sharad faction says battle on (Roundup)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Putting an end to an over three-month-old battle between the two warring factions of the Janata Dal United (JD-U), the Election Commission of India (EC) on Friday granted the "Arrow" symbol to the Nitish Kumar faction.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Moroccan Princess Lalla Hasnaa co-chairs UN session on education
Bonn, Nov 17 (IANS/MAP) Princess Lalla Hasna, Moroccan King Mohammed VI's youngest sister and chairwoman of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environment Protection, co-chaired a high-level session on Education Day held here under the theme "Global partnerships to combat climate change through education".
2017-11-17
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Diplomacy,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Pinarayi Vijayan's angry brush with the media
Kochi, Nov 17 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday had an angry brush with the media, literally.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media,Politics
Decision on Parliament's Winter Session soon: Minister
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government is not running away from facing Parliament and it would soon take a call on holding the Winter Session, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress questions Centre's claim of note ban hitting Maoism
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said the Central government's claim that demonetisation will end Left Wing Extremism has been proven wrong, mentioning that there have been 17 major Maoist attacks since November 8, 2016, when the move to scrap high value currency was announced.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy
ISL: NorthEast United aim cautious start against Jamshedpur (Preview)
Guwahati, Nov 17 (IANS) Caution is the buzzword for NorthEast United FC coach Joao de Deus as his team opens the campaign against Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League encounter at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,ISL
28-year-old brain dead gives life to three
Noida, Nov 17 (IANS) A 28-year-old Assistant Professor of architecture at a renowned institute in Gurugram gave a new lease of life to three people on Friday after his family agreed to donate his five organs -- liver, corneas and both kidneys.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Vancouver Film School to open campus in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) The Vancouver Film School (VFS) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Telangana government to create its satellite campus in Hyderabad.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Cochin to have maritime excellence centre, ship repair facility
Cochin, Nov 17 (IANS) In a bid to boost India's shipping sector, Union Minister of Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Friday announced setting up of a Centre of Excellence in Maritime and Shipbuilding (CEMS) and also laid the foundation stone for Cochin shipyard's Rs 970-crore International Ship Repair Facility here.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
BJP announces Gujarat first list, includes 5 Congress defectors (Roundup)
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday virtually renominated all its sitting MLAs in Gujarat in the first list of 70 candidates it declared while giving tickets to five of the Congress MLAs who defected to it in August.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BMS seeks equal pay for equal work
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Hundreds of RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) members on Friday protested against the Centre demanding, among other things, equal pay for equal work as well as regularization of contract workers.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Jazeera launches Kuwait-Hyderabad flight, to connect 3 more cities
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Kuwait's leading low-cost airline Jazeera Airways, which connected to India by launching daily flights to Hyderabad from Friday, will add Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kochi to its network from January next year.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
IndiGo takes delivery of first ATR 72-600 aircraft
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Budget carrier IndiGo on Friday took delivery of its first turbo-prop ATR 72-600 aircraft.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Centre opposes plea against Asthana's appointment as CBI Special Director
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that it was opposing the plea by NGO Common Cause challenging the appointment of Gujarat cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as Special Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Draft notification on foreign bank branch conversion to Indian subsidiary
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A draft notification was issued on Friday regarding tax exemption for capital gains arising from conversion of the branch of any foreign bank into an Indian subsidiary, inviting comments by stakeholders on the matter.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Two criminals, juvenile arrested for Rohini murder
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Police said on Friday they have arrested two notorious criminals and a juvenile accomplice over the murder of an undertrial prisoner in Delhi's Rohini court.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Soon, India-Japan to jointly explore the moon
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) Asserting that the relationship between the space agencies of India and Japan has had a "visible change", the Indian Space Research Organisation chief on Friday said the countries are working towards a joint lunar mission soon.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy
Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh over alleged ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) which it said left two civilians dead.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Odisha urges Centre to resolve Mahanadi water dispute
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterating his demand that a tribunal be set up urgently to resolve the Mahanadi river water dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Security forces bust militant hideout in Kashmir
Jammu, Nov 17 (IANS) Security forces on Friday busted a militant hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district and seized arms and ammunition.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
These modified postures are safe, beneficial for expecting moms (Nov 17 is World Prematurity Day)
This Prematurity Day, lets bring everyone's attention to how crucial the issue of premature birth is. Its been a leading cause of death in children below the age of five. Babies born too early are more prone to have long-term health issues.
2017-11-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Punjab approves setting up SOG to check militant threats
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) The Punjab cabinet on Friday approved the creation of a Special Operations Group (SOG) to check militant threats.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Congress' charge on Rafale deal politically motivated: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Rejecting the Congress's allegations of irregularities in the Rafale fighter jet deal, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the government had to go for emergency procurement, adding it is cheaper than under an earlier unconcluded deal.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
'Padmavati' makers deny postponement
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) The makers of "Padmavati" on Friday denied speculation that the release of the epic drama is being deferred. It will release as scheduled on December 1.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Shiv Sena 'donates' for farmers, embarrasses BJP
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Friday donated Rs 2 crore to the Chief Minister's Farmers Relief Fund to be used for the welfare of the farming community, embarrassing ruling ally the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Mugabe makes first public appearance after military takeover (Roundup)
Harare, Nov 17 (IANS) Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe attended a university graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare on Friday in his first public appearance since a takeover by the military two days ago had led to his seeming house arrest.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India unveil strong 10-member squad for women's Youth World Championship
Guwahati, Nov 17 (IANS) India unveiled a strong 10-member contingent to lead the countrys charge in the AIBA Womens Youth World Boxing Championship, starting here on Sunday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
10-year-old gangraped for months in MP
Bhopal, Nov 17 (IANS) A 10-year-old girl was gangraped here many times in the last few months by three men, who took the help of a woman to lure her each time. The four have been arrested, police said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab nod to forfeiture of properties of drug offenders
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) The Punjab cabinet on Friday gave its nod for enactment of 'Punjab Forfeiture of Illegally Acquired Property Act, 2017' to enable attachment, seizure and forfeiture of properties of drug offenders.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Having a pet dog can lower heart disease risk
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Are you a dog lover? Your care and compassion for pets, especially dogs, can help you stay away from heart diseases.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
GenY Medium to launch operations in Canada
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Digital marketing firm, GenY Medium, will start its overseas operations with Toronto, Canada.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Ex-Sicilian mafia 'boss of bosses' dies in jail
Rome, Nov 17 (IANS) The former "boss of bosses" of the Cosa Nostra -- Sicily's notorious mafia -- who was believed to have been responsible for over 150 murders died at a hospital in Italy on Friday, leaving behind a blood-soaked legacy of violence and organised crime.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stage set for JK Tyre National Racing Championship finale (Preview)
Greater Noida, Nov 17 (IANS) The 20th JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship is poised for a spectacular finish, with Anindith Reddy and Chittesh Mandody looking strong favourites to run away with the Euro JK 17 and LGB 4 titles at the Buddh International Circuit here over the weekend.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Motorsports
Congress election committee holding talks with PAAS, Alpesh Thakore
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress party's Central Election Committee (CEC) is holding hectic meetings with senior Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders and also with recently-inducted OBC community leader Alpesh Thakore in Delhi, to decide on the candidates for the Gujarat Assembly election first list.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Madhuri excited to give lessons via dance service
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Bollywood's dancing queen Madhuri Dixit-Nene is looking forward to teaching dance through a new dance service.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bonn climate talks: Row persists over finances for developing nations
Bonn, Nov 17 (IANS) With the two-week-long UN Climate Change negotiations meandering through its scheduled closing day here on Friday, climate experts are still quarreling over the flow of money from the developed to the developing world for smooth transition to clean energy.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Germany,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Will take time to find a new star after Bolt: British sprint legend
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) British 100 metre sprint legend Linford Christie feels the racing fraternity gave too much importance to sprint greats Usain Bolt and Mo Farah and failed to identify the next in line to whom the baton could be passed.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Ranji Trophy: Nischal, Agrawal hand Karnataka solid start
Kanpur, Nov 17 (IANS) Karnataka rode on brilliant half-century knocks from batsmen Mayank Agarwal (90) and Dega Nischal (90 not out) to post 327/3 against Uttar Pradesh on Day 1 of the sixth round at the Ranji Trophy.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Mukul Roy moves Delhi HC against phone tapping
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Former Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy, who recently joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Friday approached the Delhi High Court against the West Bengal government for allegedly tapping his telephones.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Run agriculture like business to transform economy: Bill Gates
Visakhapatnam, Nov 17 (IANS) Microsoft Co-founder and Co-Chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, on Friday called for running the agriculture sector like business, saying this will be a key element in the recipe for India's economic transformation.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Education
Amjad Ali Khan awarded for excellence in Indian classical music
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Veteran Sarod player Amjad Ali Khan has been conferred with the Dayawati Modi Award for his contribution to Indian classical music.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Decision on Russia's participation in Winter Olympics on December 5
Moscow, Nov 17 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee on Friday announced that its Executive Board will on December 5 announce its decision on the participation of Russian athletes in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Koreas PyeongChang.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Soul in ghazals will remain forever: Talat Aziz
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Ghazal maestro Talat Aziz says a lot has changed in the music world, but the soul of ghazals remains intact.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Padmavati' stir: Chittorgarh fort shut down, Mumbai police issues warning (Round-up)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The stir over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" continued on Friday with the entry to the famous Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan getting closed. On the other hand, Mumbai police issued a warning to individuals and groups against taking the law into their hands while registering their objection about the historical film.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dress up like a true Ed Sheeran fan for his concert
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) International singer Ed Sheeran is going to perform in India on Sunday and while you are gearing up for his "Divide Tour", don't forget to dress like his true fan in order to impress him.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Odisha government seeks C-DAC Regional Centre
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested the Centre for setting up a Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Regional Centre at Bhubaneswar.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Technology
Raghu Dixit loves original music
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Singer-composer Raghu Dixit says he refuses to sing covers on stage.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CBI arrests MCD junior engineer for taking bribe
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The CBI on Friday said it has arrested a junior engineer in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation for receiving bribe from the complainant for not demolishing his property.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nearly 1,500 athletes to attend taekwondo championship
Jakarta, Nov 17 (IANS) A total of 1,485 athletes will compete in an international taekwondo tournament this month in Yogyakarta province of Indonesia, the organising committee announced on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
CM misrepresented facts on port's coal-handling expansion: Goa Congress
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress Goa unit on Friday accused Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of "misrepresenting" facts on the proposed expansion of the coal handling facilties at the state's only major port.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
ICAO carries out 'Universal Safety Oversight Audit' of India
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has carried out an audit of India's civil aviation safety system and procedures.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rijiju slams Congress over Rafale deal
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Amid the slugfest between ruling BJP and the Congress on the Rafale aircraft deal, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Friday criticised the Congress-led UPA government's "irresponsible" attitude towards strengthening Indian defence forces.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
'Drug-resistant organisms causing spike in infectious diseases'
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Multi Drug Resistant organisms that cause deadly infections are spreading resulting in community-acquired infections, reveals a new study by city's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SRGH).
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Sridhar hails Pujara's fighting knock in testing conditions
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) For India fielding coach R. Sridhar, Pujara's unbeaten 47 off 102 balls in testing conditions against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens is one of the finest he has seen from the Test specialist.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Stressed? You could be making risky decisions
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) If you are going through stressful circumstances, it is advisable that you reconsider your decisions once again. People usually tend to make risky and abnormal decisions under chronic stress, a new study has found.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Rouge Aubameyang causing trouble for Borussia Dortmund
Berlin, Nov 17 (IANS) Bad news doesn't seem to end for 2012 German football Champion Borussia Dortmund. While the side lost the lead in the Bundesliga and is in danger of being eliminated in the Champions League as early as after the group stage, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was suspended by coach Peter Bosz for the Bundesliga game against VfB Stuttgart.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
'Padmavati': Mumbai police warns 'adventurous' protestors
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) As opposition and threats to the upcoming film "Padmavati" continue, Mumbai Police on Friday issued a stern warning to "adventurous" protestors.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security
Will approach SC against AAP government over cess non-utilisation: BJP
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Accusing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of misleading the public over pollution in the NCR, the BJP on Friday said it will approach the Supreme Court over non-utilisation of green cess by the AAP government and thus "violating" court order.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Man held for molesting two women sent to judicial custody
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A court here on Friday sent a man arrested for molesting two women, including a journalist, at a Metro station to 14 days judicial custody.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Building safer roads at outset effective way to tackle fatal crashes: WB
Greater Noida, Nov 17 (IANS) Building safer roads at the outset, instead of the traditional approach of removing road defects after fatal crashes have occurred, is a more cost-effective and comprehensive approach to reducing number of road accidents, a senior World Bank official said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Doing daily chores can help older women live longer
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) Completing the chores and errands of daily life may help older women, above the age of 65, in reducing their mortality risk, as older people expend more energy doing the same kinds of activities they did when younger, says a study.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
59% millennials would like to have a planned marriage: Survey
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Majority of millennials in India are open to finding love but want to get married after family's approval, reveals a survey which found that as many as 59 per cent of respondents would like to initiate, but would like to get family approval before they wed.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
HC quashes AAP leader's plea against summons
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday dismissed a petition challenging an order of a court in Punjab's Fazilka town in which senior AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira was summoned earlier in connection with a drugs case.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian October domestic air passenger traffic up 20%
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic rose to 104.51 lakh in October -- up 20.52 per cent -- from 86.72 lakh reported for the corresponding month of 2016, official data showed on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Centre to observe 'Qaumi Ekta Week' from Sunday
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The government on Friday said it will observe "Qaumi Ekta Week" (National Integration Week) from Sunday to foster and reinforce the spirit of communal harmony, national integration and pride in vibrant, composite culture and nationhood.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Moody's upgrades India's sovereign rating, boosts sentiments (Roundup)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Boosting investor sentiments, US credit rating agency Moody's on Friday upgraded India's sovereign rating to Baa2 from its lowest investment grade of Baa3 after 13 years, a development Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said was "an extremely encouraging" global recognition of the structural reforms of last three years. India Inc too lauded it.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Foster mother arrested in death of 3-year-old Indian girl in US
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The foster mother of Sherin Mathews, a three-year-old Indian girl who was found dead in a ditch last month in the US states of Texas, has been arrested on the charge of child endangerment.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Moody's upgrade, inflow of funds lift equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Friday closed in the green for the second consecutive session riding on a sovereign ratings upgrade of the Indian government's bonds by US credit rating agency Moody's.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kashmiri footballer quits militancy, Army calls him 'brave'
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov 17 (IANS) Majid Khan, a young footballer whose decision to join the LeT stunned Kashmirs, has given up militancy, the Army announced on Friday, with the 20-year-old making a brief appearance at a press conference here.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Porus' will break the norms: Actor Laksh Lalwani
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Historical drama show "Porus", which aims to depict the story of Greek conqueror Alexander and Indian defender Porus, will make detractors of television content sit up and take notice of the new benchmarks it will set, says the show's lead actor Laksh Lalwani.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Saturday potentially decisive in La Liga
Madrid, Nov 17 (IANS) Saturday sees a potentially decisive day in the Spanish La Liga as FC Barcelona travel to play Leganes, while Atletico Madrid entertain Real Madrid in the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Government's good work led to Moody's upgradation: India Inc
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Echoing the government's views, Indian industry on Friday said Moody's sovereign rating upgrade was in sync with the various government reform measures over the last three-to-four years.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kerala to support private IT incubators and accelerators
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 17 (IANS) The Kerala government on Friday approved support for private entities and tie-ups with reputed national and international agencies for setting up incubators and accelerators in the state, said a top IT official.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Business/Economy
India, China discuss border affairs
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In the wake of the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam region in Bhutan earlier this year, officials from both sides discussed border-related issues at the 10th round of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on India-China Border Affairs in Beijing on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Judiciary has turned a blind eye: Sanal Sasidharan
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) In what could be seen as a severe blow to Sanal Sasidharan's judicial battle to make the I & B ministry and the IFFI accountable for ousting his film "S Durga", the Kerala High Court on Friday postponed the filmmaker's hearing to Monday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Days like these bring the team together: India fielding coach
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) India fielding coach R. Sridhar on Friday said rain-affected days like the first and second days of the ongoing first cricket Test against Sri Lanka bring the team together, especially in such adverse conditions as the team finds itself in at the moment.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Police officer killed, militant arrested in Srinagar
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) A police officer was killed and a militant was arrested during a gunfight on the outskirts of Srinagar on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mumbai police warns protestors against being 'adventurous' on 'Padmavati'
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) The Mumbai police has warned individuals and groups against taking the law into their hands while protesting against Leela Bhansali's upcoming film "Padmavati."
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
EC grants JD-U's 'Arrow' symbol to Nitish faction
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a major setback to rebel Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav, the Election Commission on Friday ruled that the group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the "real party" and hence entitled to use the party's "Arrow" poll symbol.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BJP announces Gujarat first list, includes 5 defecting Congress MLAs
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday announced its first list of 70 candidates for the first phase of the Gujarat assembly elections, giving tickets to five of the 14 defecting Congress MLAs.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India, France agree to cooperate on Indian Ocean region security
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) After officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held the first-ever quadrilateral meeting in Manila last week on the security and development of the Indo-Pacific region, India and France on Friday agreed to cooperate on the security architecture of the Indian Ocean region.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
We won't be getting too comfortable: Sri Lanka coach Pothas
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka are happy to be in the driver's seat after the second day of the first cricket Test against India here, but coach Nic Pothas said they won't be getting too carried away with three days of play still to go and India being a top side.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Now book Uber from your laptop in India
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Global ride-hailing platform Uber on Friday launched a light web-based version of Uber -- m.uber.com -- in India that will help people book their rides from computers or tablets.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
15 patients die after Patna hospital's junior doctors strike work
Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) At least 15 patients died after more than 500 junior doctors at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) here went on a strike to protest an assault by a deceased patient's attendants, hospital officials said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
'iPhone X' now available on Airtel's online store
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Friday announced the availability of fresh stocks of Apples "super premium" "iPhone X" on its online store.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Prefer good season over retaining Champions League: Kroos
Madrid, Nov 17 (IANS) Real Madrid key midfielder Toni Kroos has said he prefers to have a good season with the club over retaining their Champions League title.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Moody's upgrade lifts equities, bank stocks zoom (Fourth Lead, correcting headline and intro)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) A sovereign ratings upgrade of the Indian government's bonds by US credit rating agency Moody's lifted the key Indian equity indices on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India, Eurasian Economic Union for early start to FTA talks
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India has had talks with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) on starting negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), the Indian Commerce Ministry said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India among 19 countries joining hands for sustainable biofuels
Bonn, Nov 17 (IANS) In a major breakthrough for sustainable biofuels, India and 18 other countries -- representing half of the global population and 37 per cent of the global economy -- have launched a platform that aims to scale up low-carbon bio-economy.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
RCOM-GCX sends 'Cease & Desist' notice to competitors
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Integrated telecommunications service provider RCOM-Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) on Friday said it has sent a 'Cease & Desist notice and/or injunction to a number of competitors in India, after learning from its enterprise customers that these competitors are carrying out an illegal and malicious campaign, spreading misinformation and wrongly implying that Reliance Enterprise Voice Services will shortly be discontinued.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Court rejects hawala dealer Wani's bail plea
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A court here on Friday dismissed the bail plea of alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani, arrested in a money laundering case.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zidane demigod for French football: Varane
Madrid, Nov 17 (IANS) Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane said his club coach Zinadine Zidane has been a demigod for the French football.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Madras HC upholds 2-year jail to Natarajan, three others
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Friday confirmed the two-year jail term awarded to M. Natarajan, husband of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, for evasion of customs duty on the import of a luxury car.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
We facilitated Majid's return: Army
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) The Army said on Friday that Majid Khan, a footballer who joined the militants over a week ago, has decided to return home and that the military merely facilitated his decision.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Lupt' is a beautiful film, says Niki Aneja Walia
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Niki Aneja Walia, who will next be seen in an upcoming film "Lupt", says it is a beautiful story.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of China Open
Fuzhou (China), Nov 17 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu crashed out of the China Open World Superseries Premier here on Friday losing her quarter-finals match to China's Gao Fangjie.
2017-11-17
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Toyota, Suzuki to produce electric vehicles for India market by 2020
New Delhi/Tokyo, Nov 17 (IANS) Global automobile majors Toyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation will join hands to produce electric vehicles (EVs) for the India market by 2020.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Justice League': Suffers from Super Heroes' fatigue (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2
Film: "Justice League"; Director: Zack Snyder; Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons, Ciaran Hinds, Amber Heard, Joe Morton, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Ingvar Sigurdsson, David Thewlis, Sergi Constance; Rating: **1/2
2017-11-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
When digital and pop art amalgamated
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Giving art a modern twist, here is an exhibition that brings digital art and pop art under the same roof, creating a new form of art.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Government rolls out daily drug regimen for TB
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Health Ministry on Friday said it has changed the treatment strategy for Tuberculosis (TB) from thrice a week to daily drug regimen using fixed dose combinations (FDC).
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mahesh Bhatt inspired me to play Neela: Sayantani Ghosh (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Sayantani Ghosh, who plays a step-mother in Mahesh Bhatt's "Naamkarann", says the filmmaker convinced her to take up the role.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ISL: Chennaiyin FC to play defensive football
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory has said his side will play more defensive football in the Indian Super League season 4 after the franchise conceded too many goals in the previous edition.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football,ISL
Nitish's JD-U is real party, entitled to use 'Arrow' symbol
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a major setback to rebel Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav, the Election Commission on Friday ruled that the group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the "real party" and also entitled to use the party's "Arrow" symbol.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Robotic surgery has established itself in India'
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Although the widespread use of computer assisted surgery began less than a decade ago in India, robotic surgery has already established itself in the country, says an expert.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Congress's charge on Rafale deal politically motivated: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday rejected the Congress's charges on the 36 Rafale aircraft deal with France calling it "politically motivated" and asserted that it was clinched at a cost "lesser" than what it would have been under the previous UPA regime.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Oxford Dictionaries seeks Hindi Word of the Year
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Here's a chance for Hindi speakers across the country to help choose a Hindi Word of the Year 2017.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Tribute to Indira Gandhi through dance and music
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Eminent artists from the world of classical dance and music will come together on stage to pay tributes to India's first woman Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi on her 100th birth anniversary on Sunday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Anti-malaria drug could fight Zika virus
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) A medication used to prevent and treat malaria has the potential to fight the deadly Zika virus, new research has found.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Cisco announces $1 bn initiative to fund smart cities
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) To help city planners adopt technologies that will transform their communities globally, Cisco has announced a $1 billion programme.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'An Insignificant Man': Significantly eulogizing (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "An Insignificant Man"; Directors: Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla; Cast: Arvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav, Santosh Koli, Sheila Dikshit; Rating: **1/2
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
'Enormous parasites' found in N. Korean defector's body
Seoul, Nov 17 (IANS) A North Korean soldier who was shot fleeing across the border had an extremely high level of parasites in his intestines, his doctors said.
2017-11-17
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Can learn from Berbatov: CK Vineeth
Kochi, Nov 17 (IANS) Kerala Blasters striker C.K. Vineeth heaped praise on team-mate and former Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov and said one can learn a lot from him.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football,ISL
Construction work playing spoilsport at IITF: Afghan exhibitors
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) After a bad experience last year due to demonetisation, Afghan exhibitors -- usually one of the hot favourites at the India International Trade Fair (IITF) -- say they are looking at a second bad year in a row due to the construction work underway in a part of the Pragati Maidan venue.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,IITF-2017
Reliance General Insurance inks bancassurance pact with YES Bank
Mumbai Nov 17 (IANS) Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd on Friday said it has signed a comprehensive Bancassurance agreement with YES Bank to distribute its various products.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Padma Lakshmi flaunts her stretch marks
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Supermodel, TV host, cookbook author and socialite Padma Lakshmi shared an image of herself, in which she is seen flaunting her stretch marks.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sensex, Nifty touch new highs as Moody's upgrade buoys sentiments (Third Lead)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) A sovereign ratings upgrade of the Indian government's bonds by US credit rating agency Moody's lifted the key Indian equity indices to their new intra-day record highs on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
First Test: India vs Sri Lanka Day 2 scoreboard
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard at stumps on Day-2 of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens here on Friday
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Mugabe emerges from house arrest
Harare, Nov 17 (IANS) Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe turned up at a university graduation ceremony here on Friday, his first public appearance since the military staged an apparent coup two days ago.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Sardar, Ramandeep rested for HWL Final
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Former captain Sardar Singh and forward Ramandeep were "rested" while experienced defenders Rupinder Pal Singh and Birendra Lakra returned to the Indian squad which was named on Friday for the Hockey World League (HWL) Final, starting on December 1 in Bhubaneswar.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Gomez confirms relationship with Bieber with a kiss
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Amid mounting speculation about the status of their relationship, singers Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber have made it clear they are a couple again -- when they indulged in public display of affection here.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ronaldo wants seven Ballon d'Or awards
Madrid, Nov 17 (IANS) Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo has said he wants to win seven Ballon d'Or awards before retiring.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Schizophrenia drug could treat ALS
Toronto, Nov 17 (IANS) Researchers have found that a drug used to treat schizophrenia has the potential to slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease, a fatal neurodegenerative condition for which there is currently no effective cure.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Don't boycott President's visit, Manipur CM tells militants
Imphal, Nov 17 (IANS) Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Friday urged a grouping of outlawed groups not to boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's maiden visit to Manipur and other states in the northeast from November 19.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Terrorism
13 patients die after Patna hospital's junior doctors strike work
Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) At least 13 patients died after more than 500 junior doctors at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) here went on a strike to protest an assault by a deceased patient's attendants, hospital officials said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Sensex, Nifty touch new highs as Moody's upgrade buoys sentiments
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) A sovereign ratings upgrade of the Indian government's bonds and of some domestic industry majors from US credit rating agency Moody's on Friday lifted the key Indian equity indices to their new intra-day record highs.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Pujara wages lone battle as India totter at 74/5 on Day 2 (Roundup)
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Waging a lonely battle, Chesteshwar Pujara was three short of his 16th half century as India were reduced to 74/5 when early lunch was called due to rain and more downpour axed Day Two of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Iran earthquake damage put at over 5bn pounds
Tehran, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) Over five billion euros of damage was wrought by the deadly magnitude 7.3 temblor that struck northwest Iran and eastern Iraq last week, Iranian news agency Isna said.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Footballer who became a militant has surrendered: Army
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) A young Kashmiri footballer who joined the militants over a week ago has surrendered, Army sources said on Friday. But the Jammu and Kashmir Police insisted that Majid Khan had neither surrendered nor had he been caught yet.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Government's good work led to Moody's upgradation: India Inc
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Echoing the government's views, Indian industry said on Friday Moody's sovereign rating upgrade was in sync with the various government reform measures over the last three to four years.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
BJP, government cheer Moody's ratings upgrade
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The ruling BJP and the government on Friday cheered US credit ratings agency Moody's upgradation of India's sovereign ratings, with party President Amit Shah and several ministers tweeting that it was a recognition of all the good work done by the NDA.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Two Tata officials appointed on Tata Sons board
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Two top Tata Group officials -- Titan's Managing Director Bhaskar Bhat and Group CFO Saurabh Agrawal -- have been elevated to the Board of Directors of Tata Sons, a company statement said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Fadnavis dedicates proposed site for Thackeray memorial
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday dedicated a proposed site for a national memorial for Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray to mark his fifth death anniversary.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India-Sri Lanka 1st Test: Day 2's play called off post lunch
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Rain played spoilsport as the second day of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka was called-off at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
About 70% seats booked under BPO Promotion scheme: Official
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Around 70 per cent seats have been booked throughout the country after the fifth round of bidding under the BPO Promotion Scheme, an official said here on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Technology
California eyes Indian travellers for growth in tourism
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India holds an important place for tourism growth in California, says Caroline Beteta of Visit California, who is on the country for the first ever CEO mission that promises to make invaluable relationships and build excitement around the Golden State's commitment to the Indian market.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Japanese firms want more foreign workers
Tokyo, Nov 17 (IANS) A top Japanese industry leader on Friday urged the government to allow more entry of foreign workers to alleviate the growing shortage of labour.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
Moody's upgrades India's sovereign rating, boosts sentiments
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a major boost to economy and investor sentiments, US credit rating agency Moody's on Friday upgraded India's sovereign rating to Baa2 from its lowest investment grade of Baa after 14 long years, a development Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said was "an extremely encouraging" global recognition of the structural reforms in the last three years.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Malnourishment rising in sub-Saharan Africa: UN
Abidjan, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) The number of people suffering from chronic undernourishment in sub-Saharan Africa has climbed, mainly due to the impact of conflict and climate change, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAP) said.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Cote D'ivoire,Business/Economy
BJP announces Gujarat first list, 6 defecting Congress MLAs get tickets
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday announced its first list of 70 candidates for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections, giving tickets to six of the defecting Congress MLAs.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Palmeiras secure 2018 Copa Libertadores place
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 17 (IANS) Palmeiras secured a place in next year's Copa Libertadores by thrashing Sport Recife 5-1 in Brazil's Serie A championship.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
'Panchlait': A punch too late (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Panchlait"; Director: Prem Prakash Modi; Cast: Amitosh Nagpal, Anuradha Mukherjee, Yashpal Sharma, Rajesh Sharma, Ravi Jhankal, Brijendra Kala, Lalit Parimoo, Pranay Narayan, Arunima Ghosh; Rating: **1/2
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nehra's field day with India cricketers
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Just-retired left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra was on Friday involved in friendly banter with his Indian teammates playing against Sri Lanka in the first Test on his new-found role as commentator.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Islamic State has lost 95% territory in Syria, Iraq
Baghdad, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) The so-called Islamic State has lost control of 95 percent of the land it overran in Syria and Iraq in 2014, the US Presidential envoy to the global coalition fighting the jihadist group said.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Modi-Moody's fail to gauge nation's mood: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) After Moody's upgraded India's sovereign rating and a survey claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was still a "popular leader", the Congress on Friday said both Modi and Moody's have "failed to gauge the mood of the nation".
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Trump hails China's move to send envoy to N.Korea
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has hailed the Chinese government for sending an envoy to North Korea as a "big move" in the wake of his five-country trip to Asia.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
India assures medical visa to another Pakistani national
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India on Friday assured a medical visa to another Pakistani national who is seeking to donate a kidney to a fellow national undergoing treatment at a hospital here.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
India need five-six bowlers to succeed abroad: Nehra
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Just-retired India pacer Ashish Nehra feels India need five-six fast bowlers in their ranks for the upcoming away tours in 2018.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Security-centric line in Balochistan not working: Pakistani daily
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Pakistan needs to shed its "security-centric approach" in restive Balochistan if the government sincerely desires peace in the country's biggest province, Dawn newspaper said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
ED summons Tejashwi, Rabri in IRCTC case
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said that it has summoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav in connection with a money laundering probe into the 2006 IRCTC hotel maintenance contract case.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
World champion Kirui sets eyes on Delhi Half Marathon title (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) On top of the world after enjoying a near perfect run this year, Kenyan star Geoffrey Kirui exuded the supreme confidence of a world champion as he geared up to take on a strong field at the 2017 edition of the Delhi Half Marathon.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Sports,IANS Life
'Bhansali has the right to re-interpet history'
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Director Rahul Rawail says filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, whose forthcoming film "Padmavati" is surrounded by controversy, has the right to re-interpet history according to his imagination.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Kashmiri footballer who joined LeT wants to return home: Police
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Majid Khan, a young footballer from south Kashmir who joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba over a week back, has contacted his family expressing a wish to return home, police said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sensex, Nifty touch record intra-day highs as Moody's upgrades India's sovereign ratings
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) A sovereign ratings upgrade from US credit rating agency Moody's on Friday lifted the key Indian equity indices to their new intra-day record highs.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
I'll keep talking about women's struggle with liberty: 'The Girl on the Train' author (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Paula Hawkins' best selling novel "The Girl On The Train" explored themes like domestic violence and alcohol and drug abuse. The celebrated author says she wants to keep on writing about womens struggle for liberty and also touch upon how women are "abused about the talents they have".
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,Art/Culture/Books
Huawei removes advert of product 'favouring Muslims'
Beijing, Nov 17 (IANS) Chinese technology giant Huawei has removed a commercial of its latest product after it was accused by netizens of "favouring Muslims".
2017-11-17
Category: International, China,Religion,Technology,Business/Economy
Heavy drinking and smoking can make you look older
London, Nov 17 (IANS) If you do not want to look older than your true age, stop heavy drinking and smoking, new research suggests.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Moody's ratings upgrade after 13 years extremely encouraging: Jaitley
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that US credit rating agency Moody's upgrading India's sovereign rating was an extremely encouraging international recognition of the structural reforms undertaken by the government including demonetisation, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and recapitalization of public sector banks.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
BJP declares Gujarat first list, Rupani to contest from Rajkot
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The BJP on Friday declared its first list of 70 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly polls with Chief Minister Vijay Rupani being nominated to contest from his traditional Rajkot West constituency.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I'm accepted across the industry: Gauahar Khan
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) From a journey which started with modelling to featuring in music videos, reality TV shows and films, actress Gauahar Khan has come a long way in her showbiz career. She says she doesn't feel the need to be in soap operas because as it is, she is "accepted (across) the industry".
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Death toll in BJP leader's killing rises to four
Greater Noida, Nov 17 (IANS) The death toll in the killing of a BJP leader here has risen to four after a third man who was wounded in gunfire passed away, police said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi woman alleges rape by taxi driver, aide in Greater Noida
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A woman has alleged she was raped by a cab driver and his associate for over five hours and robbed of her valuables before being dumped in Greater Noida, police said.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Transparent' star alleges Tambor touched her inappropriately
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) "Transparent" actress Trace Lysette has accused star Jeffrey Tambor of sexually harassing her.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NGT vacates stay on construction activities
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday vacated its stay on construction activities in Delhi-NCR and ordered the concerned states to submit their "Action Plan" in two weeks to show how they will tackle pollution.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Exotic Indonesian birds found in drain pipes
Jakarta, Nov 17 (IANS) A wildlife raid in Indonesia led to 125 exotic birds stuffed into drain pipes sealed by wire and ready to be smuggled, authorities said.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apology after Japanese train departs 20 seconds early
Tokyo, Nov 17 (IANS) A rail company in Japan has apologized after one of its trains departed 20 seconds early -- although no passenger complained.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
In a first, Ericsson demonstrates 5G technology live in India
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Aiming to bring the latest innovations and creating a 5G ecosystem in India, global communications technology leader Ericsson on Friday showcased the first-ever live 5G end-to-end demonstration in the country.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
PM reviews performance of key infrastructure sectors
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed progress of key infrastructure sectors, including roads, housing, coal and power and hoped the advancement of the Union Budget date would lead to further improvement in performance.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
No accident in Kolkata, says Big B
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has rubbished all rumours about meeting with a car accident in Kolkata, saying he is well.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
PAAS leaders in Delhi to meet Congress, finalise support
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Senior Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders, minus Hardik Patel, are meeting All India Congress Committee (AICC) members in New Delhi on Friday to discuss their demand for reservation, and possibly finalise an alliance ahead of the Gujarat elections.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Scale-up action to meet Paris climate goals: UN
Bonn, Nov 17 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific economies account for more than 50 per cent of global emissions. And if the nations maintain discharges as usual, rising seas could affect 1.4 billion people by 2060, climate experts said on Friday. For this, the countries need to scale up regional action to meet global goals.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Twitter testing 'Tweetstorm' feature for Android, iOS
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) Twitter is reportedly working on a feature that will allow the Twitterati to easily create chains of individual tweets that exceed Twitter's 280-character limit for messages.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
AIIMS conduct study over eliminating user charges
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has announced that it has conducted a pilot study to justify its proposal to eliminate user charges on diagnostic procedures which cost less than Rs 500.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea
Singapore, Nov 17 (IANS) Singapore has suspended all trade ties with North Korea as the UN and the US seek tougher measures against Pyongyang, an official notice said on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Singapore,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Mukul Roy moves Delhi HC against phone tapping
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) BJP's Mukul Roy on Friday approached the Delhi High Court against the West Bengal government for allegedly tapping his telephones.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sexual abuse in every alternate household, says Radhika
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte feels that sexual abuse does not only exist in the world of showbiz but takes place in every alternate household.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Maoists had a deadly run in 2016: Global terror report
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Maoist extremists have had a deadly run in 2016 with their involvement in half of the killings in the Red Corridor, a report by a Sydney-based think tank on global terror has said.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
Monterrey in final of Copa MX tourney
Monterrey (Mexico), Nov 17 (IANS) Monterrey remains in top form ahead of this weekend's Mexican-league showdown against Tigres UANL, although it needed a penalty shootout to edge America 0-0 (3-0) and advance to the final of the Copa MX Apertura cup tournament.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Mugabe resisting calls to resign
Harare, Nov 17 (IANS) Zimbabwe's long-time President Robert Mugabe has reportedly refused to step down immediately despite growing calls for his resignation, the media reported on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Kashmiri footballer who joined LeT wants to return home: Police
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Majid Khan, a footballer from south Kashmir who joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba over a week back, has contacted his family expressing a wish to return home.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India to be testing ground for questionable genetic control of mosquitoes?
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) If approved by its regulators, India will become testing ground for a new but controversial technology that its US developers claim can wipe out malaria from the country.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Health/Medicine
Judge approves extradition of former CONMEBOL boss Leoz
Asuncion, Nov 17 (IANS) A Paraguayan judge has approved the extradition of Nicolas Leoz, the one-time head of South American football governing body CONMEBOL, to face bribery charges in the United States.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
Relish authentic recipes from Hyderabad at The Leela (Foodie Trail-Delhi)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) What immediately comes to mind when people talk about Hyderabad? Without doubt, it's the city's cuisine. Be it biriyani, haleem or nihari, name a dish and it becomes difficult to resist the temptation to gorge on it.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
NetApp unveils new Hybrid Cloud services
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Cloud firm NetApp on Friday introduced new Hybrid Cloud offerings to help customers efficiently use data for competitive advantage.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Researchers find gene that may prevent wheat epidemic in India
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) Researchers have identified a gene that can help fend off a new devastating strain of stem rust, a fungal disease that is now "at the door of the Punjab region", the breadbasket of Asia.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Drake pauses show to threaten male fan groping women
Sydney, Nov 17 (IANS) Rapper Drake paused his performance here to threaten a male fan who was groping women during the show.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz
Railways modify order on Utkal Express derailment
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Railways on Friday said that it has modified its earlier order of removing 12 employees from services over the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh on August 19.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'The Royals' female crew members accuse Schwahn of sexual harassment
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) The female cast and crew of "The Royals" have added to the mounting sexual harassment charges against showrunner Mark Schwahn.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sylvester Stallone denies sexual assault claim
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Action star Sylvester Stallone, best known for his portrayal of boxer Rocky Balboa in the "Rocky" movie series, has denied the claims of sexual assault made by a woman against him.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pujara wages lone battle as India totter at 74/5 at lunch
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Chesteshwar Pujara was three short of his 16th half century as India were further reduced to 74/5 at lunch on Day Two of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Moody's upgrades India's sovereign rating
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) US credit rating agency Moody's on Friday upgraded India's sovereign rating to Baa2 from its lowest investment grade of Baa, while changing the outlook for the country's rating to stable from positive, and said its was based on the Indian government's "wide-ranging programme of economic and institutional reforms".
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
It's time to put a little truth in children's literature (Comment: Special to IANS)
I grew up in a house of books and reading. Every evening, we had what was called a "quiet time", when we sat together just before dinner, listening to classical music and reading our own books. I hated that time. I resented being made to sit still and quiet. But my parents and sisters were avid readers; so I just had to fall in line.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Opinion/Commentary
Readers without borders are future of the world: Writer Preti Taneja (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Her first novel is an adaptation of Shakespeare's "King Lear" -- told as a devastating commentary on contemporary India -- and was welcomed with rave reviews in the UK. Now Preti Taneja's "We That Are Young" is out in India -- but will it make a mark in a market driven largely by light and popular reads, one that is moving far from Shakespeare as well as literary novels?
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,National,IANS Life
Album needs lot of maturity: Darshan Raval
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Singer-composer Darshan Raval, former participant of singing-based reality show "India's Raw Star", unveiled three singles this year, but says he is not ready to come up with an album as that needs maturity.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Rested Pandya's name in dressing room team sheet
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Hardik Pandya may have been rested for India's series against Sri Lanka, but going by the squad list outside Team India's dressing room at the Eden Gardens, the in-form all rounder is very much in the mix.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Inside the crime world, exploring the Silk Route, eradicating poverty, a dose of mythology (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Embark on a thrilling journey with inside stories of Mumbai's mafia world -- of fearless hitmen from the city who have got haunting stories of themselves to tell; explore the Silk Route and the eight countries it traverses.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Getting away with crimes (The Funny Side)
A few days ago, this columnist was using an ATM machine while travelling and it warned me to "beware of robbery attempts" while simultaneously stealing my money through ridiculous bank fees.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,Features,IANS Life
Need holistic mobility alternatives to counter climate change: Finnish Transport Minister (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) What the world needs to effectively counter climate change is a holistic alternative for mobility that is interconnected, interoperable and intermodal, even as we switch to bio-fuels and zero emission vehicles in the interregnum, Finnish Transport and Communications Minister Anne Berner has said.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
This exoplanet may have atmospheric ingredients similar to Earth's
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Twice as big as Earth, the exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely has an atmosphere thicker than Earth's but with ingredients that could be similar to those of Earth's atmosphere, says a new study.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
'Padmavati' protest: Entry to Chittorgarh Fort closed
Jaipur, Nov 17 (IANS) Entry to the famous Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan was closed on Friday in protest against filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie "Padmavati", which many claim has distorted historical facts.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Top Pakistani and US military commanders have blamed each other for not doing enough to stop cross-border terrorism, the media reported on Friday.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Partly cloudy Friday morning, six trains cancelled
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Six trains were cancelled as it was a partly cloudy Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 13.9 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mass graves found in Indonesia
Jakarta, Nov 17 (IANS) An Indonesian organisation investigating the 1965-1966 anti-communist purges, said on Friday that it has found 16 new mass graves on Java island that could contain some 5,000 bodies.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook launches new tools for video creators
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) In yet another attempt to take on Google-owned YouTube, Facebook has announced new tools for video creators to join its platform.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Eden wicket good preparation for South Africa tour: Nehra
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Just-retired India pacer Ashish Nehra feels the green top at the Eden Gardens here for the first Test between India and Sri Lanka will help Virat Kohli and the team to prepare for the upcoming South Africa tour starting January 2018.
2017-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Indian, Pakistani troops clash on LoC
Jammu, Nov 17 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops clashed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Friday, defence officials said.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Microsoft unveils Azure Databricks, new AI tools for developers
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) To help increase developers' productivity and simplify app development, Microsoft has announced new data platform technologies and cross-platform developer tools.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Technology
Facebook, Google join 'The Trust Project' to fight fake news
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) In their bid to fight fake news and help readers identify trustworthy news sources, Facebook, Google, Twitter and several media organisations have joined the non-partisan "The Trust Project".
2017-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology
Key Indian equity indices trade higher during early session
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened in the green on Friday following global cues.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
US Homeland Security official resigns over derogatory remarks
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) An official from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has resigned after a disclosure revealed that he had made derogatory statements in the past about the black community and Islam, the media reported.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Senate committee requests more information on Kushner
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The Senate Judiciary Committee has requested more information on Donald President Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner related to his security clearance and questions over alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the media reported.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Seventh woman accuses George H.W. Bush of groping
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Another woman has accused George H.W. Bush of touching her inappropriately while he was still in office in 1992, the seventh such allegation levelled against the former US President, the media reported.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US issues travel alert for Europe
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The US has issued a travel alert for Europe, warning its citizens of the "heightened risk of terrorist attacks" throughout the region.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Spielberg's 'The Post' to come to India next year
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Steven Spielberg's next directorial "The Post", which is presented by Reliance Entertainment and stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, will be releasing in India on January 12 next year.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
ATP Finals: Sock upsets Zverev to enter last four
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Eighth seed Jack Sock has shocked world number 3 Alexander Zverev to enter the last four of the ATP Finals at the O2 Arena here.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
UNSC fails to adopt resolution on Syria chemical attacks probe
United Nations, Nov 17 (IANS) The UN Security Council has failed to adopt the draft text of the US addressing the renewal of the mandate of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the UN investigating chemical attacks in Syria.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Keystone pipeline in US shut down after oil leak
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Workers have taken the Keystone oil pipeline in the US offline after it spilled 5,000 barrels of oil in South Dakota, officials said.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
US senator apologises for grope caught on camera
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) US Senator Al Franken has responded to a woman's allegations that he groped her as she slept and "forcibly" kissed her in a rehearsal for a comedy skit.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Federer defeats Cilic to remain unbeaten at ATP Finals
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Swiss great Roger Federer rallied from a set down to defeat Croatia's Marin Cilic 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-1 here to remain unbeaten at the ATP Finals ahead of the semi-final action this weekend.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
US dollar trades mixed amid economic data
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) The US dollar traded mixed against other major currencies as investors digested the latest economic data.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
US House of Representatives approves tax cut plan
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has approved its version of tax cut plan in an along-party-line vote and delivered a major legislative achievement.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Lebanon PM Hariri to meet Macron in Paris
Paris, Nov 17 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron will receive Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri here this weekend, the French government has said.
2017-11-17
Category: International, France,Politics,Diplomacy
Good clay masks, hair products: Grooming tips for men
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) With International Men's Day approaching on Sunday, look dapper in not just fine clothes but also groom yourself using the right hair products and clay masks, suggest experts.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UN chief calls for calm in Zimbabwe
United Nations, Nov 17 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for calm in Zimbabwe after the military reportedly put the country's 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe under house arrest.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Nadal wins damages over doping claim
Paris, Nov 17 (IANS) A Paris court has ordered former French Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot to pay $14,000 to tennis star Rafael Nadal over a doping allegation.
2017-11-17
Category: International, France,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Tennis
NATO multinational naval exercise concludes in Turkey
Ankara, Nov 17 (IANS) The "East Mediterranean 2017" NATO naval exercise hosted by Turkey has ended, the media reported.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Ways to re-use old sari
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Don't just throw away your old sari, but re-use it by turning it into a kurta or a cushion cover, say experts.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US stocks close higher amid earnings reports
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) US stocks ended higher as traders were sifting through the latest corporate earnings reports.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
15 killed in Russia bus-truck collision
Moscow, Nov 17 (IANS) At least 15 people have been killed in a collision between a bus and truck in Russia, officials said.
2017-11-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akshay Kumar's tip to aspiring actor
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar gave a suggestion to an aspiring actor while shooting for "The Great Indian Laughter Challenge".
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UNSC fails to adopt resolution on Syria chemical attacks probe
United Nations, Nov 17 (IANS) The UN Security Council has failed to adopt the draft text of the US addressing the renewal of the mandate of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the UN investigating chemical attacks in Syria.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Olivia Culpo not an underdresser
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Model Olivia Culpo considers herself to be an "overdresser" than an "underdresser" because she feels "strange" if she looks too casual at a bash.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US House passes tax cut plan
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The US House of Representatives on Thursday voted to approve a Republican-crafted package of tax cut plan overhauling corporate and personal taxes.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Pattinson chose 'Harry Potter' role over university
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson says he missed out on going to university to take on the role of student wizard Cedric Diggory in the 2005 movie "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire".
2017-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Tumhari Sulu': Strong performances elevate this light-hearted film (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Tumhari Sulu"; Director: Suresh Triveni; Cast: Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, Malishka Mendonza; Rating: ***
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Kapil Sharma to be 'back with a bang' with TV show
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Comedian Kapil Sharma will be back "with a bang" on the small screen with his popular entertainer "The Kapil Sharma Show" soon, a channel official has confirmed.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
'10 Ka Dum' to return with Salman as host 'very soon'
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Reality television show "10 Ka Dum" will return with a new season "very soon", with "who else but" Salman Khan, a Sony Entertainment Television official said here.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi woman alleges gangrape by taxi driver, aide in Greater Noida
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A woman has alleged she was kidnapped by a cab driver and his associate from south Delhi before being gangraped and looted in Greater Noida, police said.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New round of UN balloting for deadlocked ICJ judgeship set for Monday
United Nations, Nov 17 (IANS) A new round of balloting for the judgeship of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the deadlocked reelection bids of judges Dalveer Bhandari of India and Christopher Greenwood of Britain is to be held on Monday, Brenden Varma, the spokesperson for Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak, announced on Thursday.
2017-11-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights
Farmers 'hanged' to draw people's attention to suicides
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) With a view to draw the attention of thousands of Delhiites towards farmers' suicides, Jai Kisan Andolan of Swaraj India on Thursday displayed farmers' dummies hanging from various flyovers in Delhi and Noida.
2017-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Kerala Police goes hi-tech with new gizmos
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) With a bevy of new gizmos it is in the process of employing, the Kerala Police seems to be one of the few enforcement agency at the forward end of the tech-revolution.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,IITF-2017
Thousands pray as new Sabarimala pilgrimage season begins
Sabarimala (Kerala), Nov 16 (IANS) With chants of "Swamiye Ayyapa", the two-month-long famed Sabarimala pilgrimage season opened in the wee hours of Thursday as thousands stood in queue to have the first darshan.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Mariah Carey cancels shows due to throat infection
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey has cancelled the first few shows of her upcoming "All I Want for Christmas Is You" tour due to upper respiratory tract infection.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Stem cell therapy may help reverse diabetes
New York, Nov 16 (IANS) Using stem cell therapy, US researchers have successfully reversed Type 1 diabetes -- a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin -- in a mouse model.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Russian anti-doping agency to continue dialogue with WADA
Moscow, Nov 16 (IANS) Russian anti-doping agency (Rusada) will continue the dialogue on its reinstatement with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and will work as normal, Chairman of the agencys Supervisory Board Alexander Ivlev said on Thursday.
2017-11-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Power plants to mix coal with 10% straw to curb pollution
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) In a major double-edged measure to curb polluting emissions, the government will allow thermal power generators to mix coal with a 10 per cent component of straw pellets to fuel the plants, Union Power Minister R.K. Singh said on Thursday.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Bareilly 'starvation' death': Akhilesh calls it 'blot on democracy'
Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) Even as the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday denied that the death of a 50-year-old woman in Bareilly was due to starvation, the Samajwadi Party (SP) expressed its dismay over the incident and said it reflected on the lacunae in the system.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Implement pollution control measures in NCR too: AAP Minister
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has requested a Supreme Court-appointed environment body to implement the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) in NCR towns along with Delhi to control air pollution.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Masaba Gupta designs for KJo (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Fashion designer Masaba Gupta has designed the costume for filmmaker Karan Johar for a promo of the upcoming TV show "Indias Next Superstars".
2017-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
GoDaddy launches online security awareness programme (Lead, correcting headline)
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Global Cloud platform GoDaddy on Thursday announced the launch of an online security awareness programme for small businesses.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Independence of IFFI will never get compromised: Vani Tripathi
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) IFFI steering committee member Vani Tripathi Tikoo has questioned filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh over mailing his resignation as the head of the jury of the Indian Panorama Section of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to the media, instead of discussing the matter with the ministry.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MP tribal woman mortgages jewellery to build toilet
Dewas (Madhya Pradesh), Nov 16 (IANS) Inspired by the central government's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a tribal woman in this Madhya Pradesh district mortgaged her jewellery to build a toilet in her house.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Amarinder urges Sushma to take up Punjab youth's killing in US
Chandigarh, Nov 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take up the matter of killing of a Punjabi youth in the US.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
New cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to Disneyland confirmed
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Three more people were diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease after they visited Anaheim, home to the Disneyland Resort in California, bringing the total number of infected to 15, according to health officials.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Australian diplomat dies in New York building fall
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) An Australian UN diplomat has died after falling from a seventh floor of a New York City building.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Dwayne Johnson's daughter named Golden Globe ambassador
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's 16-year-old daughter Simone Garcia Johnson has been named the Golden Globe Ambassador for the upcoming 75th annual Golden Globe Awards.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jaitley in Singapore: Lists GST, note ban as major reforms
Singapore, Nov 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has urged Singaporean businesses to invest in India, highlighting the country as one of the largest FDI recipients with the government undertaking major structural reforms, including Aadhaar, GST and demonetisation.
2017-11-16
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy
Filmmakers, writers should be allowed freedom of speech and expression: SC
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Filmmakers and writers should be allowed to enjoy freedom of speech and expression and there can't be curbs put on this, the Supreme Court said on Thursday as it rejected a petition seeking to block the release of film 'An Insignificant Man' based on Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Climate progress in India brightens hopes for Bonn (Comment: Special to IANS)
Just a few years ago, India relied almost exclusively on coal to fuel its rapid development, opening new coal-burning power plants and increasing coal mining and imports. This year, however, in a remarkable turnaround, India cancelled plans for an additional 14 gigawatts of coal power and announced that it won't build any new coal plants for at least a decade -- thanks to a rapid rise in renewable energy.
2017-11-16
Category: International, India,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
NGT asks NTPC how much crop residue can be used for power generation
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday directed National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to inform it of the amount of crop residue in pellet form or otherwise that can be used as raw material along with coal in power plants across Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Samsung elevates key India executives amid robust growth
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Bullish on its robust growth in the Indian smartphone market amid big investment plans, Samsung Electronics on Thursday elevated its two key India executives to new leadership roles.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Kerala Police team treading cautiously on solar scam probe
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 (IANS) The police probe team, led by Director General of Police Rajesh Diwan, formed to further probe the Kerala solar scam has decided to not just base its investigation on a 2013 'letter' by main accused Saritha Nair who has made serious allegations of corruption and sexual exploitation against a number of Congress leaders.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cuban, foreign experts deny 'acoustic attacks' on US diplomats
Havana, Nov 16 (IANS) Cuban and foreign experts have offered scientific evidence denying the alleged "acoustic attacks" on the US diplomatic personnel in the island, an incident which has harmed the relations between the two former Cold War foes.
2017-11-16
Category: International, Cuba,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy
Football never easy: England defender Stones
London, Nov 16 (IANS) England defender John Stones admitted playing football is never easy but he keeps working on his weak spots to improve and get better.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
India's real challange will be South Africa: Arnold
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka batsman Russel Arnold on Thursday said India's real challenge will be on the road starting with their tour of South Africa in January next year.
2017-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Kovind awards standards to two IAF squadrons
Adampur (Punjab), Nov 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday awarded standards to two squadrons of the Indian Air Force at a ceremony here.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Three militants arrested in Kashmir
Srinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday said they arrested three militants during a gunfight in Kulgam district which left a soldier dead.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Have credible evidence of Iran's role in missile attack: Saudi envoy (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Saudi Ambassador to India Saud Al-Sati has said that his country has "credible evidence" that Iran was behind the missile attack on Saudi capital Riyadh by Yemen-based Houthi rebels earlier this month even as Tehran has denied any role in this.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Dell launches two new gaming devices in India
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Dell on Thursday launched "Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7577)" gaming notebook and "Dell Inspiron 27 7000" all-in-one (AIO) in India at Rs 127,390 and Rs 108,190 respectively.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Gal Gadot confirms Ratner's exit from 'Wonder Woman' sequel
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Actress Gal Gadot has confirmed the news of producer Brett Ratner being chucked out of "Wonder Woman 2".
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New NASA tool predicts which cities face floods due to ice melt
New York, Nov 16 (IANS) NASA scientists have developed a tool to forecast which cities are vulnerbale to flooding due to melting of ice in a warming climate.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Janet Jackson 'at war' with estranged husband
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Singer Janet Jackson is reportedly "at war" with her estranged husband Wissam Al Mana as they are now embroiled in legal battle over the custody of their 10-month-old son Eissa.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Layered clothing, camouflage prints: Winter trends for men
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Layering of clothing can look good in winter if you team them the right way. Camouflage prints, tape trims and unexpected contrasts in colour is a trend to catch up with, suggest experts.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Godady launches online security awareness programme
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Global Cloud platform GoDaddy on Thursday announced the launch of an online security awareness programme for small businesses.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Zlatan to return in 2017: Mourinho
Manchester, Nov 16 (IANS) Manchester United chief coach Jose Mourinho said on Thursday Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be back in the side later this year after undergoing a 'magnificent recovery.'
2017-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Ceramics Expo inaugurated by Jackie Shroff in Gandhinagar
Gandhinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) India's ceramic industry, situated mostly in the Morbi region of Gujarat, holds the second spot globally. Film star Jackie Shroff on Thursday inaugurated the official mascot of the four-day Ceramic Expo here and said he was hopeful that with the industry's efforts, it will become the world leader.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Weinstein Company sued by Jay Anson's widow
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Production banner The Weinstein Company has been sued by the widow of late author Jay Anson for ripping off her husband's work by creating a sequel of his novel "The Amityville Horror".
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Zimbabwe awaits next steps after military takeover
Harare, Nov 16 (IANS) Zimbabwe remained in political limbo a day-and-a-half after the military takeover that appears to have put an end to Robert Mugabe's 37-year grip on power.
2017-11-16
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Watch film before objecting: Richa Chadha on 'Padmavati' controversy
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha has asked those who are protesting against the release of Sanjay Leele Bhansali's "Padmavati" to first watch the film. She says that no religion is that weak that a movie can break it.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
HP Inc tops Indian PC market with 31.1% share
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) With the recovery of the Indian PC market, HP Inc maintained its leadership position in the overall traditional PC market with 31.1 per cent share in the third quarter this year, global market research firm IDC said on Thursday.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Raise questions about Rafale, Jay Shah from PM: Rahul
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday asked the media to raise questions about the Rafale deal and on BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jay's income from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After last PSLV failure, ISRO increases 'robustness' of next rocket
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) The Indian space agency has stepped up the "robustness" of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) scheduled to go up next month, a senior official said
2017-11-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Delhi's air quality improves, ban on trucks, construction lifted
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) With Delhi's air quality having improved to "very poor", a Supreme Court-appointed environment body on Thursday ordered lifting of a ban on entry of trucks and on construction activities in the city.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bowl
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
2017-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Why Pluto turned out to be colder than expected
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) A cooling mechanism controlled by haze particles could be responsible for keeping Pluto's atmosphere more frigid than scientists expected, a study says.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Dimitrov beats Goffin to reach last four at ATP Finals
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov overpowered Belgium's David Goffin in straight sets to book a semifinal berth in the ATP Finals at the O2 Arena here.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Facebook Messenger rolls out 'Discover' tab in India
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Facebook on Thursday announced that its "Discover" tab for finding featured bots, nearby places and businesses will be rolled out for Messenger users in India.
2017-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Equity indices trade with gains; banks, auto stocks lift sentiments
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Snapping a three-day losing streak, key Indian equity indices on Thursday traded in the green, with the BSE Sensex surging almost 300 points during the mid-afternoon session.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
French beatmaker to play in Delhi on November 24
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) French beatmaker Onra will perform here as part of bhane.LIVE music festival on November 24.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Spanish Football League to have VAR technology
Madrid, Nov 16 (IANS) The Spanish Liga Santander will have a system of video assisted refereeing (VAR) in operation in two years' time.
2017-11-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Don 3' is definitely happening: Ritesh Sidhwani
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Producer Ritesh Sidhwani says the third instalment of Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Don" Franchise will happen but he is waiting for the right script.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Panasonic launches 'P91' smartphone at Rs 6,490
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Expanding its P-series range, Panasonic India on Thursday launched a new smartphone "P91" at Rs 6,490.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Build voice-enabled solutions for Google Assistant in India now
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Lending its users in India more voice, Google on Thursday launched a platform for developers in the country to build voice-enabled solutions for Google Assistant.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Jo fires Corinthians to Brazil Serie A title
Sao Paulo, Nov 16 (IANS) Former Manchester City striker Jo scored twice as Corinthians secured their seventh Brazilian Serie A title by defeating Fluminense 3-1.
2017-11-16
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Have big opportunity at Oscars: Rajkummar on 'Newton'
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao, whose comedy drama film "Newton" is Indias official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 90th Academy Awards, says India has a big opportunity this year at the Oscars.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Should win against Real Madrid: Griezmann
Madrid, Nov 16 (IANS) Atletico Madrid key striker Antoine Griezmann said his club's forthcoming tie against Real Madrid in the La Liga was a vital fixture and his team should win it.
2017-11-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Saeed Jaffrey was fantastic actor: Anupam Kher
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher says late actor Saeed Jaffrey was a "fantastic human being and a great conversationalist".
2017-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Samsung Electronics elevates key India executives amid robust growth
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Bullish on its robust growth in the Indian smartphone market amid big investment plans, Samsung Electronics has elevated its two key India executives to new leadership roles.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Seoul urges China's envoy to pressure N. Korea on n-programme
Seoul, Nov 16 (IANS) The South Korean government on Thursday called for the Chinese envoy scheduled to visit North Korea to pressure Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile development programme.
2017-11-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Eating pistachios, peanuts may boost mental skills, memory
New York, Nov 16 (IANS) Daily consumption of nuts such as peanuts and pistachios can strengthen brainwave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory and other key brain functions, a study has found.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Pullela Gopichand biopic announced on his birthday
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) A biopic on former badminton player and chief national coach Pullela Gopichand was announced on his birthday on Thursday.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Google Maps updated with new look, features
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Google Maps has updated driving, navigation, transit and explore maps to highlight information that the company thinks will be most relevant.
2017-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Behti paaniyan' shows 'two faces' to be in love
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Singer Ambili Menon, known in the live gig circuit, has unveiled a song titled "Behti paaniyan" that focuses on the two faces to be in love.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Peru defeats New Zealand, wins last place in World Cup
Lima, Nov 16 (IANS) Peru's national team took the last remaining place for the 2018 football World Cup in Russia by beating New Zealand 2-0 in the second leg of the intercontinental play-off with goals from striker Jefferson Farfan and centre-back Christian Ramos.
2017-11-16
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
Doha-bound IndiGo flight suffers bird hit, returns to Chennai
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) A Doha-bound IndiGo flight suffered a bird hit on Thursday morning just after take-off and had to return to Chennai airport, officials said. All 134 passengers onboard were unhurt.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Mascherano injury headache for Barcelona
Madrid, Nov 16 (IANS) FC Barcelona suffered a setback when it was confirmed that central defender Javier Mascherano will be out of action for a month after suffering a hamstring injury in a friendly game between Argentina and Nigeria.
2017-11-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Garcia quits as Saint-Etienne head coach
Paris, Nov 16 (IANS) Ligue 1 outfit Saint-Etienne have severed their collaboration with head coach Oscar Garcia, the club announced, just five months after the Spaniard took over the position.
2017-11-16
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Gulshan Kumar's name still alive because of his deeds: Daughter
Noida, Nov 16 (IANS) Gulshan Kumar was working towards changing the face of the Indian music business when he was shot dead outside a temple in 1997. His daughter and singer Tulsi Kumar says her father lived a short life, but he is still alive in the memories of people because of his work and deeds.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Protect India's diversity: Mamata
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called for protecting India's diversity and preserving communal harmony and brotherhood.
2017-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
SC seeks CBI's response on Karti's travel plans
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday gave the CBI till Monday to respond on an application by former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram seeking to travel to Britain on December 2.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Get the bridal glow: Eat organic, go vegan
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Moving away from old trends, young women are now opting for preservative-free products for a long-lasting glow and balanced health ahead of their wedding day.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Infosys to train employees in self-driving car engineering
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) IT major Infosys on Thursday announced plan to train its employees in self-driving car engineering technology in partnership with online learning company Udacity.
2017-11-16
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Make-up tricks to keep you winter ready
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Winter is approaching and with this comes the task to make your skin look flawless even in thechilly season. The right make-up trick like opting for creamy blushers and choosing matte lipsticks can do the trick, say experts.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mark Schwahn suspended amid sexual harassment probe
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Showrunner Mark Schwahn has been suspended from his E! drama "The Royals" amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Antibiotic resistance: Broader implications for humanity (Nov 13-19 is Antibiotic Awareness Week) (Comment: Special to IANS)
It is difficult to imagine a world where a minor bacterial infection from a wound is untreatable and could possibly lead to death. In the short time that antibiotics have been around, their excessive and occasionally irrational usage by humans for medical purposes as well as in livestock and agriculture has contributed to the speeding up of a natural process of evolution and mutation in bacteria -- a phenomenon known as antibiotic resistance (ABR).
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine
Gionee M7 Power: Long battery, 3D photos and much more (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The dominance of Chinese smartphone players in the Indian market is not going to wither away any time soon, and Gionee India, with a customer base of 12.5 million and over six per cent market share, has ramped up its efforts to become one of the top five brands in the country.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Technology,IANS Life
Aaradhya's presence brings happiness in our home, says Big B
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says that his granddaughter Aaradhya's presence brings a lot of happiness in their home and life.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US Army admits failure in reporting crime data to FBI
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) The US Army chief, General Mark Milley, has said that there are "gaps and failures" on the part of the service to report soldiers' criminal activities to the FBI.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Earth-sized planet that could host alien life found
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet outside our solar system which is expected to be temperate and could be a "comfortable abode for possible life".
2017-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
NIA arrests 4, recovers Rs 9.1 lakh fake currency
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday said that it has arrested four people from Kolkata and recovered Rs 9.1 lakh fake currency.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Leh, coldest in J&K at minus 5.9
Srinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) Leh town in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir was the coldest on Thursday where the night temperature dropped to minus 5.9 degrees Celsius, a Met official said.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Love -- lost and found (Book Review)
Title: Men Without Women; Author: Haruki Murakami; Publisher: Harvill Secker - Penguin Random House; Pages: 228; Price: Rs 799
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,IANS Life
Rural cooking solutions: Oil from agricultural stubble may be an answer (Comment: Special to IANS)
At the Clean Cooking Forum held in New Delhi earlier this month, one of the panels discussed the use of alcohol for cooking. Use of alcohol for cooking is gaining traction in African and Latin American countries as it provides clean burning, drastically reducing household pollution.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
Ban on trucks, construction lifted in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Despite Delhi's air quality continuing to be "very poor", the ban on the entry of trucks and on construction activities was lifted on Thursday by the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), which also rolled back the hike in parking fees.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Learnt so much about Nepal from Manisha: Gulshan Grover
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Grover, who is currently shooting in Nepal, has thanked actress Manisha Koirala for introducing him to "beautiful country" and making him learn about the culture.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Committed to upholding freedom of press: Modi
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wished journalists on "National Press Day" and said his government is "fully committed to upholding freedom of press and expression in all forms".
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Union Minister Athawale's mom dead
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Union Minister Ramdas Athawale's mother Housabai Bandu Athawale, died early on Thursday at a hospital here. She was 88.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Misty Thursday morning in Delhi, 6 trains cancelled
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) It was a misty Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 13 degrees Celsius, which is the season's average.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India-Sri Lanka 1st Test delayed due to rain
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) The first Test between India and Sri Lanka was delayed due to rain here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.
2017-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
Twitter to remove verification badge if users flout rules
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Twitter has announced to remove verification badges from users who violate its rules, adding that the micro-blogging platform is reworking on its entire verification system.
2017-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
'Russian Twitter accounts meddled in 2016 Brexit vote'
London, Nov 16 (IANS) In a startling revelation, a group of data scientists has found 156,252 Russian accounts on Twitter which mentioned #Brexit and posted nearly 45,000 messages related to the EU referendum in the 48 hours around the vote.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Technology
Key Indian equity market indices open higher
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
SADC foreign ministers to meet on Zimbabwe situation
Cape Town, Nov 16 (IANS) An urgent foreign ministers meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been called to discuss the unfolding political and security situation in neighbouring Zimbabwe.
2017-11-16
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
UNSC, UNGA heads mull over next step in ICJ election
United Nations, Nov 16 (IANS) Security Council President Sebastiano Cardi says that his office and that of General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak are in touch about the next step in the world court judge's election in which sitting judges Dalveer Bhandari of India and Christopher Greenwood of Britain are deadlocked.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Smog disrupts over 600 flights in Pakistan
Islamabad, Nov 16 (IANS) Smog-induced bad weather conditions have disrupted over 600 flights of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) in the first two weeks of November, an airline official said.
2017-11-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
House Democrats demand Trump impeachment hearings
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) A small group of House Democrats have introduced articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Intensifying efforts to manage migration: EU
Geneva, Nov 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) delegation to the UN in Geneva has said it is intensifying its efforts on all fronts to "better manage migration together".
2017-11-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights
World saw America's renewed confidence, Trump says after Asia tour
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has called his recent Asia tour, that took him to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines, a "tremendous success".
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Jon Bon Jovi broke my heart: Pink
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Pink says singer Jon Bon Jovi broke her heart when he married Dorothea Hurley in 1989.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dominic Thiem gets first win at ATP Finals
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Austria's Dominic Thiem edged Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 here for his first victory of this year's ATP Finals.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Serena Williams to marry Alexis Ohanian on Thursday
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Tennis legend Serena Williams will marry Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on Thursday, the media reported.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
UN urges to tackle 'digital divide'
Geneva, Nov 16 (IANS) Information and communication technology (ICT) will ultimately serve to improve livelihoods around the globe, only if digital resources are accessible and the challenge of digital divide addressed, a latest UN report on the ICT has said.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Technology
US Republican senator comes out against tax bill
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) US Republican senator Ron Johnson has said he will not vote for the current Senate tax bill, becoming the first GOP senator to formally oppose the legislation.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Leonardo da Vinci artwork auctioned for $450.3 mn
New York, Nov 16 (IANS) Christie's auction house has sold a painting, believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci, for $450.3 million.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Trump picks ghost hunter to be federal judge
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) One of US President Donald Trump's judicial nominees is a ghost hunter who has written several novellas about paranormal activities.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
US stocks close lower amid declining oil prices
New York, Nov 16 (IANS) US stocks ended lower as the market sentiment was dented by dropping oil prices.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
15 killed in Greece floods
Athens, Nov 16 (IANS) Flash floods caused by heavy rain have killed at least 15 people and caused destruction in Greece.
2017-11-16
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Suicide bombers in Nigeria kill 10
Abuja, Nov 16 (IANS) Four suicide bombers have killed at least 10 people and wounded many others in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri.
2017-11-16
Category: International, Nigeria,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Italy coach Ventura sacked after missing World Cup berth
Rome, Nov 16 (IANS) The Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) has sacked coach Gian Piero Ventura after the Azzurri failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades.
2017-11-16
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Tips for men to look dapper at cocktail parties
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Look dapper at your friend's cocktail party with fitted dress shirts in subtle tones of pastel shades and don't forget a classic pair of brogues in premium leather, suggest experts.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Zimbabwe takeover seems like a coup: African Union
Harare, Nov 16 (IANS) The Zimbabwean military's takeover of power and detention of President Robert Mugabe "seems like a coup", key regional bloc African Union (AU) has said.
2017-11-16
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Bella Thorne poses with fake baby bump
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Actress Bella Thorne played a prank on her followers on social media by sharing a video of herself with a fake baby bump.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US dollar rises amid economic data
New York, Nov 16 (IANS) The US dollar rose against most major currencies as investors digested major economic data.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Macron invites Lebanon PM Hariri, family to France
Paris, Nov 16 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has invited Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his family to France, his office said in a statement.
2017-11-16
Category: International, France,Politics,Diplomacy
Want to work where I enjoy myself: Kiku Sharda
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Comedian-actor Kiku Sharda says he wants to enjoy his work, and doesn't want to take up a job which is boring.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Tribal fest with tribes from four continents kicks off in Jamshedpur (Lead, changing dateline)
Jamshedpur, Nov 16 (IANS) Tata Steel kickstarted the fourth edition of its five-day tribal festival here on Wednesday, with 103 tribes from across the country and many from overseas slated to showcase their indigenous culture.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Victoria Beckham doles out fashion advice at $2
New York, Nov 16 (IANS) Singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham was seen giving fashion advice to strangers on streets here via video call -- all for $2.
2017-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
AU urges Zimbabwe to address political crisis lawfully
Harare, Nov 16 (IANS) The African Union (AU) has called on the stakeholders in Zimbabwe to address the current political impasse in accordance with the country's constitution.
2017-11-16
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Murthy finds all is well at Infosys now
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) IT major Infosys promoter N.R. Narayana Murthy, who red flagged poor governance at the Board level over the months this year, on Wednesday said all was well in the company, with the return of co-founder Nandan Nilekani as its non-Executive Chairman.
2017-11-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Three FIRs lodged against Jamiat chief for 'provocative' statements
Guwahati, Nov 15 (IANS) Three FIRs were lodged against Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind chief Maulana Arshad Madani on charge of issuing provocative statements regarding the ongoing updation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Religion
Tribal fest with tribes from four continents kicks off in Ranchi
Ranchi, Nov 15 (IANS) Tata Steel kickstarted the fourth edition of its five-day tribal festival here on Wednesday, with 103 tribes from across the country and many from overseas slated to showcase their indigenous culture.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Committed to eliminating child labour: Maneka Gandhi
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) India is fully committed to working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.7 to eliminate child labour, Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi said on Thursday.
2017-11-15
Category: International, India,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Bio-toilets to be installed in all trains by 2018-end
Bonn, Nov 15 (IANS) The target of 100 per cent completion of installing bio-toilets in the Indian Raiways coaches has been advanced to December 2018, said an official here on Wednesday.
2017-11-15
Category: International, Germany,National,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Thousands of sardines pop up on Panaji ramp, videos go viral
Panaji, Nov 15 (IANS) Thousands of sardines mysteriously popped out of Mandovi river near Panaji and up a ferry ramp on Wednesday, video footage of which went viral on the social media.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Derecognise schools not following anti-tobacco norms, CBSE urged
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Delhi government's Health Department on Wednesday urged the Central Board of Secondary Education and its Education Department to derecognise schools not following tobacco-free school guidelines.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Women groups demand passage of Women's Reservation Bill
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The National Alliance for Women's Reservation Bill, a conglomerate of various women organisations across the country, on Wednesday demanded passage of the long-pending Women's Reservation Bill in the coming session of Parliament.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rahul's elevation likely after Gujarat elections
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party President is likely to take place after the Gujarat assembly polls in December, as many in the party feel that election to the post amid poll campaigning could dilute its focus.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IIM-Lucknow student found hanging in hostel room
Lucknow, Nov 15 (IANS) An MBA student at the Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow was found hanging in his hostel room on Wednesday, police said.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Mukul replies to legal notice by Mamata kin on Biswa Bangla issue
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) BJP's new entrant Mukul Roy on Wednesday replied to a legal notice served by Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee for making statements against him relating to Biswa Bangla and asked Banerjee to convey an apology publicly within seven days.
2017-11-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Major victory for India at Bonn climate talks
Bonn, Nov 15 (IANS) In a major victory for India and other developing countries on pre-2020 climate actions that the developed world on Wednesday agreed to discuss the issue at the next two climate conferences in subsequent two years.
2017-11-15
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Lebanon slams Riyadh for roles behind Hariri's resignation
Beirut, Nov 15 (IANS) Lebanon's President Michel Aoun on Wednesday criticized Saudi Arabia on the background of Prime Minister Saad Hariri's resignation, saying that Riyadh has carried out an "act of aggression" against Lebanon.
2017-11-15
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics,Diplomacy
'Muscles and money'? What would suffice your definition of attraction?
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Would you prefer a heavily built man with strong muscles, financially strong men or someone who can be easily compatible with you? Your choice of partners decides whether you are a modern day feminist or someone who continue to follow the traditional values of masculinity.
2017-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ghazal Srinivas' song performance in Israel Parliament
Hyderabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Ghazal singer and peace activist Ghazal Srinivas sang "Golden dreams of Gandhiji" in the Central Hall of Israeli Parliament, a statement said on Wednesday.
2017-11-15
Category: International, India,National,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Tag only for Banglar Rasogolloa, not for the sweet in general: GI Registry
Kolkata/Bhubaneswar, Nov 15 (IANS) A day after West Bengal went ga ga claiming to have received the official recognition that the spongy, syrupy rosogolla originated in its territory, the Geographical Indication (GI) registry on Wednesday made it clear that the tag was given only for "Banglar rasogolla".
2017-11-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India Inc's October overseas investment down 49%
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Investments made by India Inc abroad declined by 49.05 per cent in October to $1.35 billion from $2.65 billion in September 2017.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Teenager stabbed to death, one youth held
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) A 16-year-old student of Class IX of a government school in east Delhi was stabbed to death on Wednesday by a group of five-six unidentified youths, police said. One of the culprits has since been arrested.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi to spearhead Gujarat campaign from November 18
Gandhinagar, Nov 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will spreahead the BJP campaigning for the Gujarat elections from around November 18, BJP sources said on Wednesday.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Release of 'Padmavati' not in public interest: UP to Centre
Lucknow, Nov 15 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday wrote to the Union Secretary of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting requesting them to ensure that the prospects of public outrage and unrest over the Bollywood film 'Padmavati' are considered owing to twisting of historical facts before certification of the film by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
2017-11-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Naqvi inaugurates 'Hunar Haat' in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday inaugurated the "Hunar Haat", organised by the Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA), at the India International Trade Fair (IITF) at Pragati Maidan here.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Rahul meets FIIs, discusses economic, political challenges
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met with a group of foreign institutional investors (FIIs) and discussed economic and political dynamics in India.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Pakistan's Sindh to launch crackdown on street crimes
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) The Apex Committee of Pakistan's south Sindh province decided on Wednesday to launch a major crackdown against street crimes to ensure sustainable peace in the country's southern port city of Karachi.
2017-11-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman gang-raped in MP, refuses to lodge complaint
Indore, Nov 15 (IANS) A young woman was gang-raped by five men in Indore in Madhya Pradesh but she refused to file a complaint, police said on Wednesday.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana to help Delhi in developing incubators
Hyderabad, Nov 15 (IANS) The Telangana government on Wednesday agreed to support Delhi government in developing two incubators like Hyderabad's T-Hub.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
Woman gang-raped in moving car, dumped on UP highway
Lucknow, Nov 15 (IANS) A college student was gang-raped in a moving car and then thrown on the Kanpur-Lucknow highway in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, police said.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab signs MoU for paddy straw conversion
Chandigarh, Nov 15 (IANS) To curb the tendency among farmers to burn paddy stubble, which is causing large-scale air pollution, the Punjab government on Wednesday said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chennai-based company to set up 400 processing plants for converting paddy straw into bio-energy in the state.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Central team visits Gwalior on drought situation
Gwalior, Nov 15 (IANS) A Central drought inspection team visited some villages in Gwalior on Wednesday to take stock of the drought situation there.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Cashier, security guard foil robbery bid at ATM
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Bravery and presence of mind on part of a cashier and security guard, who sustained a gunshot injury, helped foil a Rs 25 lakh robbery bid on Wednesday afternoon at an ATM in west Delhi, police said.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Record opium production in Afghanistan in 2017
Kabul, Nov 15 (IANS) Opium production in Afghanistan grew by 87 per cent in 2017 to an estimated 9,000 tonnes -- a record number that was accompanied by a 63 per cent rise in the area dedicated to poppy cultivation -- according to a joint report by the Afghan government and the UN presented on Wednesday in Kabul.
2017-11-15
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
PM has no time for Delhi's air pollution: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not paying adequate attention to pollution in Delhi and said he should have called a meeting of Chief Ministers concerned and placed an action plan before them.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Rouhani accuses Saudi Arabia of urging Israel to attack Lebanon
Tehran, Nov 15 (IANS) Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday blasted Saudi Arabia for appealing to Israel to launch a military attack on Lebanon, Press TV reported.
2017-11-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Lower GST rates on restaurants, 178 goods become effective
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The most comprehensive overhaul of GST rates decided at a GST Council meeting, wherein tax on all restaurants was reducted to 5 per cent and tax on 178 items slashed, became effective from Wednesday as the government issued notifications to this effect.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cleaner BS-VI fuels launch in polluted Delhi advanced to 2018
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) In a move to tackle the high pollution levels in the Indian capital, the government on Wednesday brought forward the implementation of the BS-VI compliant cleaner transport fuels in Delhi by two years saying the requirement would now be effective in 2018.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
France to join India for Indo-Pacific security architecture
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) After officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held first-ever quadrilateral meeting in Manila on the security architecture and development of the Indo-Pacific region, French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler said on Wednesday that his country is forging a security partnership with India over this region.
2017-11-15
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Haryana minister denies he opposed CBI probe into Pradhuman's murder
Chandigarh, Nov 15 (IANS) Haryana's Public Works Minister Rao Narbir Singh on Wednesday denied that he had opposed a CBI probe into the murder of seven-year-old Pradhuman Thakur of Ryan International School in Gurugram.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi to reward people helping road accident victims
Hyderabad, Nov 15 (IANS) The Delhi government will launch within a month a scheme providing Rs 2,000 as reward to those who help road accident victims reach hospitals, Delhi's Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Why stop non-veg food sale at hospital, asks Meghalaya party
Shillong, Nov 15 (IANS) Meghalaya's opposition Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) on Wednesday voiced concern at "stopping" of sale of non-vegetarian food at the government-owned North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS).
2017-11-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Review any Padmavati scene that hurts community sentiments: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) In the wake of a controversy over the movie 'Padmavati', the Congress on Wednesday said if there are scenes that hurt the sentiments of a particular community the same need to be reviewed.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
What study done by DIAL to shift operations to T2, asks HC
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked DIAL, which operates airport here, whether it had carried out any scientific study prior to taking decision to partially shift operations of three domestic airlines from Terminal 1 (T1) to newly opened Terminal 2 (T2) of the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Decide who is primary authority in Delhi, AAP government urges SC
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court was on Wednesday urged to decide whether a Chief Minister accountable to a democratically elected assembly and the people or the President's nominee Lt Governor was the primary authority to govern the national capital.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Five professors among Infosys Prize winners
Bengaluru, Nov 15 (IANS) Five eminent professors and a director were selected for the Infosys Prize 2017, said the software major's Science Foundation on Wednesday.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Peter, driver may have kidnapped Sheena, alleges Indrani
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) In a new twist in the Sheena Bora murder case, her mother and one of the prime accused Indrani Mukerjea here on Wednesday said her husband Peter Mukerjea and former driver Shyamvar Rai may have conspired to kidnap Sheena and later destroy the evidence.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi collects Rs 787cr environment cess, spends nil, puts onus on Centre (Roundup)
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday blamed the Centre for blocking projects as an RTI query revealed that the Kejriwal government did not spend even a paisa out of the Rs 787 crore it collected as environment cess since January 1 this year.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Availability of BS-VI compliant vehicles difficult till 2020: Experts
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Customers will find it difficult to get a BS-VI compliant vehicle in the national capital territory (NCT) of Delhi, even as the environment-friendly fuel grade will be available in the city by April 2018, experts opined on Wednesday.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Almost week gone waste at UN climate talks: BASIC negotiator
Bonn, Nov 15 (IANS) Almost a week has gone waste at the UN Climate Change talks to bring the developed world back on track on meeting its commitments towards climate action, a top climate negotiator, who is part of BASIC countries, including India, said on Wednesday. And this was regrettable.
2017-11-15
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
'Fukrey Returns' won't be overshadowed: Producer
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Producer Ritesh Sidhwani, who is excited about his upcoming home-production "Fukrey Returns", says his film will not get overshadowed by other big-budget films.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gujarat polls not about individuals, but BJP's regressive policies: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Countering BJP President Amit Shah's remark that the Congress does not have a face in Gujarat, the opposition party said the "contest is not about individuals, but against the regressive policies and actions of the central and state governments".
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha to apply for GI tag for 'Odishara Rasogolla' soon
Bhubaneswar, Nov 15 (IANS) A day after West Bengal secured GI tag for 'Banglar Rasogolla', the Odisha government on Wednesday said it would apply for the tag for 'Odishara Rasogolla' soon.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
HC questions 12% GST on sanitary napkins
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday questioned the central government's decision to impose 12 per cent tax on sanitary napkins under the GST regime, saying it has exempted "bindi, kajal, sindoor" which seem more essential than sanitary napkins.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Rickshaw-puller, juvenile held for Rs 10-lakh theft
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) A rickshaw-puller and his juvenile accomplice have been arrested on charge of stealing over Rs 10 lakh from a scrap godown in central Delhi, police said on Wednesday.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi air improves to 'very poor'; checks on trucks, constructions may go
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Still suffering "very poor" air quality, the national capital on Wednesday saw improvement, with environment authorities considering revoking the "severe-plus" category restrictions imposed over the past week.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
A film can't ruin our culture: Richa on 'Padmavati'
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadda backed Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming "Padmavati", saying "our culture is not so fragile that a film can ruin it".
2017-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Religion
Congress likely to name candidates for Gujarat first phase
Gandhinagar, Nov 15 (IANS) The Congress is likely to declare on Thursday its candidates for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly election when the fate of 89 candidates will be decided on December 9.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
EESL to tender for 10,000 electric cars by March-April
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) on Wednesday announced it will invite bids for supply of a second lot of 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) around March-April next year.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Garos threaten massive agitation for 'Garoland'
Tura (Meghalaya), Nov 15 (IANS) The Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) on Wednesday threatened to launch a "massive democratic agitation" to put pressure on the central and state governments to set up a Garoland, to be carved out of Garo areas in Assam and Meghalaya.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Modi government has mastered art of economic disasters: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday accused the Modi government of mastering the art of indulging in economic disasters owing to its faulty policies, leading to a fall in exports and expanding trade deficit, apart from rising prices.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mugabe under house arrest as Army takes over Zimbabwe
Harare, Nov 15 (IANS) President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe for nearly four decades, was under house arrest on Wednesday, hours after the military announced it had taken him into custody in what appeared to be a coup.
2017-11-15
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BJP top leaders meet to finalise Gujarat candidates
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The BJP's top leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah, met here on Wednesday evening to finalise candidates for the two-phase Gujarat assembly elections in December.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP urged to pass women reservation bill in winter session
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Women activists and organisations on Wednesday demanded that the long pending Women's Reservation Bill be passed in the upcoming winter session of parliament.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Parrikar slams Congress for proximity to Adani, JSW steel
Panaji, Nov 15 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday accused the Congress of proximity to the Adani Group and JSW Steel, both of whom operate coal handling berths at the state's only major port in Vasco.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Man held for killing law student
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) A young man has been arrested on the charge of killing a law student in north Delhi last week, police said on Wednesday.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tanks should operate on western, northern fronts: Army Chief
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Future armoured vehicles should have the capability to operate on both northern and western borders, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Gionee India unveils bezel-less 'M7 Power' at Rs 16,999 (Lead, Correcting para 7)
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) With the aim to strengthen its position in the Indian smartphone market, Chinese player Gionee India on Wednesday launched "M7 Power" for Rs 16,999 that comes with edge-to-edge display and a unique 3D photo feature.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Trinamool prevented our leader from attending meeting: BJP
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday alleged that the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal did not allow its state President Dilip Ghosh to attend a meeting at Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar district.
2017-11-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mumbai City bank on continuity, balance
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) With their coach Alexandre Guimaraes boasting plenty of experience in the Indian Super League (ISL), Mumbai City FC will have an advantage over most other teams in the fray when the 2017-18 season of the lucrative football tournament starts later this week.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
Five professors among Infosys Prize winners
Bengaluru, Nov 15 (IANS) Five eminent professors and a director were selected for the Infosys Prize 2017, said the software major's Science Foundation on Wednesday.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Business/Economy,Education
Police official, 3 family members killed in Pakistan
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) A senior police officer and three members of his family were killed in a terrorist attack in Balochistan on Wednesday.
2017-11-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
SC to examine if 2006 verdict on quota in promotions needs reconsideration
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said a five-judge Constitution Bench will examine whether there is need to reconsider its 2006 judgement which said it was not mandatory for states to give reservation in promotions to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SCs/STs).
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Woakes shines as England restrict CA XI to 249/6 in tour tie
Townsville, Nov 15 (IANS) Pacer Chris Woakes snared six wickets to give England the upper hand in the final Ashes warm-up tie against a Cricket Australia XI, who were restricted to 249/9 on the opening day of the four-dayer here.
2017-11-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Manvajit, Shreyasi on top at national shooting event
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Former World Champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Commonwealth Games silver medallist Shreyasi Singh, respectively, led the field in the Mens and Womens Trap events on the first day of the 61st National Shooting Championship here on Wednesday.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Australia qualify for FIFA World Cup
Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) Australia on Wednesday crushed Honduras 3-1 in their second leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification playoffs to seal the ticket to Russia.
2017-11-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
Saudis holding PM Hariri hostage, says Lebanon President
Beirut, Nov 15 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of detaining its Prime Minister Saad Hariri and called it a "hostile act".
2017-11-15
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics,Diplomacy
'Rules followed' in excluding film 'S Durga' from IFFI
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The decision to exclude Malayalam film 'S Durga' from the Indian Panorama lineup at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa was as per Information and Broadcasting Ministry's rules, official sources said.
2017-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Not much demand for India-Sri Lanka Test tickets
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) There has been a slow demand for tickets ahead of India's first Test against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens starting here Thursday.
2017-11-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket