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Oppo F3 Plus smartphone: Brave front camera (Tech Review)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) China-based Oppo has done well in India, capturing 8.6 per cent market share in 2016, and the company has progressively shifted its strategy towards the premium end of devices.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Sujoy Ghosh to make short film on Satyajit Ray story
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) "Kahani" fame director Sujoy Ghosh says he is making a short film on a story by legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
RS disrupted over new Commission for Backward Classes
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Friday witnessed an uproar and was adjourned for 10 minutes over the government reportedly approving a proposal to create a new National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
CBI charges five more in Jindal case
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) on Friday charged five more persons in a coal block allocation case against former Congress MP and industrialist Naveen Jindal and others.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Singing for Shekhar Ravjiani was an honour: KJo
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Filmmaker-actor Karan Johar has tried his hand at singing and says crooning a number for composer Shekhar Ravjiani was an honour for him.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Forex trading tips: Trade well, rather than often
What is the secret behind profitable forex trading? Major traders fail as they are unable to read the market successfully or because they are impatient. Yet, trading is no rocket science. I have a simple mantra: Emotional discipline and patience.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
FC Barcelona bids farewell to ex-president Agusti Montal
Barcelona, March 24 (IANS) Barcelona bid farewell to the Spanish football club's former President Agusti Montal who passed away a day earlier at 82 years of age.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Rodriguez gives Colombia victory over Bolivia
Barranquilla (Colombia), March 24 (IANS) A late strike from James Rodriguez handed Colombia a barely deserved 1-0 victory over Bolivia in their 2018 football World Cup South American zone qualifier here.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
Astronauts to spacewalk for orbiting lab's upgrade
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Starting Friday, Expedition 50 astronauts will conduct up to three spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) to prepare for the future arrival of commercial crew spacecraft and upgrade station hardware, NASA said.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Apple acquires iOS automation tool 'Workflow'
San Francisco, March 24 (IANS) US tech giant Apple has acquireed 'Workflow,' a popular iOS tool that allows users combine the functionalities of various apps together to automate normally complex processes, media reported on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Former Volkswagen chairman mulls sale of controlling stake
Berlin, March 24 (IANS) Volkswagen Group's former Chairman Ferdinand Piech, owner of 14.7 per cent of the voting shares in Porsche SE, is said to be discussing sale of his stake, the media reported on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Germany,Business/Economy
'Anaarkali of Aarah': Swara shines in this hard-hitting drama (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Anaarkali of Aarah"; Director: Avinash Das; Cast: Swara Bhaskar, Sanjai Mishra, Pankaj Tripathi, Ishtiyak Khan; Rating: ***
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Redouble efforts to eliminate TB: President
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday asked all stakeholders to redouble their efforts in eliminating tuberculosis.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Paulinho hat-trick secures Brazil victory over Uruguay
Montevideo, March 24 (IANS) Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Paulinho bagged a hat-trick as Brazil edged closer to qualifying for next year's football World Cup with a 4-1 victory over Uruguay here.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Syria beat Uzbekistan 1-0, keep 2018 FIFA World Cup hopes alive
Krubong (Malaysia), March 24 (IANS) A penalty successfully converted by Omar Kharbin in the dying minutes of the game gave Syria a vital 1-0 win over Uzbekistan that the war-torn country's team needed to keep alive its hopes of advancing towards the 2018 football World Cup finals in Russia.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Krubong,Sports,Football
EFA chief slams English fans for booing, chanting against Germany
London, March 24 (IANS) English Football Association Chairman Greg Clarke criticised the behavior of some of the British fans attending the international match against hosts Germany.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Time I spent on the Ganges will stay with me forever: Morgan Freeman
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Morgan Freeman, who was on a working trip to India last year, terms his experience of being in the country "settling". The Oscar-winning screen legend says memories of the time he spent on the Ganges will forever remain with him.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Three Maoists killed in Jharkhand
Ranchi, March 24 (IANS) Three Maoists were killed in a gun battle between two of its groups in Jharkhand's Palamau district on Friday, the police said.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iran beat Qatar 1-0 in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier
Doha, March 24 (IANS) Iran edged past Qatar 1-0 in a Group A fixture of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium here.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Twitter considering paid subscription to power users
New York, March 24 (IANS) Twitter is considering offering an advanced TweetDeck experience, with more powerful tools to help marketers and professionals find out what is happening in the world quicker, to gain more insights, and see the broadest range of what people are saying on the social network.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Indian woman, son found murdered in US
Vijayawada, March 24 (IANS) An Indian woman and her seven-year-old son were found dead in their home in New Jersey, according to the family in Andhra Pradesh.
2017-03-24
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Not just 'Adarsh Bhartiya Nari', Sita was a warrior: Amish Tripathi
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) He is the author of the fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history -- "The Shiva Trilogy" -- and his last book, "Scion of Ikshvaku", was the biggest literary blockbuster of 2015, all of which have together sold over 3.5 million copies.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Features,Human Interest/Society
Gravitational waves boot monster black hole from galactic core
Washington, March 24 (IANS) NASA's Hubble space telescope has detected a supermassive black hole that has been kicked out of the centre of a distant galaxy by what could be the awesome power of gravitational waves.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Taiwan court hears landmark same-sex marriage case
Taipei, March 24 (IANS) A panel of judges at Taiwan's top court began hearing a landmark case on Friday that could make the island the first in Asia to introduce same-sex marriage.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Immigration/Law/Rights
Face recognition robots already making our lives a misery (The Funny Side)
I ran at Olympic speed for a bus but missed it, so I had to pretend that I always go jogging in a business suit and I ended up a sweaty mess a kilometre from the transport hub.
2017-03-24
Category: International, India,Features
56% disapprove of Republican health care bill: Poll
Washington, March 24 (IANS) A majority of American voters, 56 per cent, disapprove of the Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, according to a poll.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Hurdles notwithstanding, Akshaya Patra feeds 1.6 million schoolkids daily (Book Review)
Book: Gods Own Kitchen; Auhtor: Rashmi Bansal; Publisher: Westland; Pages: 263; Price: Rs 350
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Education,Human Interest/Society
US Secret Service officials expected to face discipline
Washington, March 24 (IANS) At least six Secret Service employees are expected to face discipline over a security breach in which a man gained entry to White House grounds, a media report said.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Additional information sought on ex-US NSA's Russia ties
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Republican and Democrat lawmakers are demanding more information about connections between President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia, a media report said.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
US rejects Russian invite to Afghan peace conference
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The US will not attend a peace conference on Afghanistan organised by Russia on April 14 in Moscow, according to US State Department sources.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
220,000 more birds culled in Japan
Tokyo, March 24 (IANS) Japanese authorities announced on Friday that some 220,000 more poultry were culled due to an outbreak of bird flu that has reappeared since the end of 2016.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Warm Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) It was a warm morning in Delhi on Friday with the minimum temperature recorded at 21 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average, about three degrees more than Thursday's minimum.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Key Indian equity indices trade higher in early session
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Key Indian equity market indices opened in the green on Friday following mixed global cues.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Air India 'blacklists' Shiv Sena MP for assaulting staffer
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Air India on Friday blacklisted "unruly" Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad who admitted to assaulting an airline staffer "25 times" with his shoes and attempted to throw him out of the aircraft on Thursday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Darshan sought psychologist's help for 'Mirza Juuliet' role
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Actor Darshan Kumar, whose next release is "Mirza Juuliet", says he needed to speak to a psychologist to get into the mind of his character in the movie.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Spain assures 2% of GDP spending on defence by 2024
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Spanish Defence Minister Maria Dolores de Cospedal has reaffirmed Madrid's commitment to spend two per cent of its GDP on defence, but not before the 2024 deadline established by NATO.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Jammu-Srinagar highway partially opened
Jammu, March 24 (IANS) Only one-way traffic was allowed to move on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Friday due to bottle-necks at many places, a traffic department official said.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
I'm President, and you're not: Trump
Washington, March 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has defended some of the most controversial claims of his young political career in a wide-ranging interview with Time magazine.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
10 dead in Bangladesh road accident
Dhaka, March 24 (IANS) At least 10 persons were killed in Bangladesh and several others injured early on Friday as a truck veered off a road in the Mymensingh district, a police official said.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump demands vote on healthcare plan on Friday
Washington, March 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has demanded that House Republicans vote on Friday on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a media report said.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Health/Medicine
Zayn Malik hid in sheets to escape fans
Paris, March 24 (IANS) Former One Direction singer Zayn Malik reportedly hid among dirty bedsheets to escape his fans outside a hotel here.
2017-03-24
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Social media makes people depressed: David Gandy
London, March 24 (IANS) British model David Gandy says social media is a source of depression for people.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump demands vote on healthcare plan on Friday
Washington, March 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded that House Republicans vote on the bill to overturn and replace Obamacare before the weekend.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Editors should welcome voices of young journalists: Raghav Bahl
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Renowned media professional Raghav Bahl thinks all senior editors should encourage the opinion and thoughts of young journalists as "their perspectives towards any news and situation are different and connected to the new age digital readers".
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media
Lovato visited Disneyland to celebrate sobriety
Los Angeles, March 24 (IANS) Singer-actress Demi Lovato says that she celebrated her five years of sobriety by visiting Disneyland.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
London attacker identified as Khalid Masood
London, March 24 (IANS) Police on Thursday identified Khalid Masood as the man who carried out the Westminster attack, as the death toll rose to five.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Terrorism
Cyrus, Hemsworth to start a family?
Los Angeles, March 24 (IANS) Singer-actress Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth has sparked speculation that they are planning on starting a family soon.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Anaarkali Of Aarah': Swara is spectacular, 'Anaarkari Of Aarah' is simply stunning (Review)
Film: "Anaarkali Of Aarah"; Director: Avinash Das; Starring: Swara Bhaskar, Sanjai Mishra, Pankaj Tripathi, Ishteyak Khan; Rating: ****1/2
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
London attack death toll rises to five
London, March 24 (IANS) A 75-year-old man died on Thursday evening following the Westminster attack, taking the death toll to five, including the attacker, police said.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Terrorism
Republicans delay US House vote on healthcare plan
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The Republican leadership in the US House of Representatives postponed the vote that had been scheduled for later on Thursday on the new healthcare plan to replace Obamacare due to the lack of support among their own party, congressional officials confirmed to EFE new agency.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gomez feels 'defeated' by her youthful appearance
Los Angeles, March 24 (IANS) Singer-actress Selena Gomez thinks her youthful looks have restricted her acting career.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Oil prices decline on rising US stockpiles
New York, March 24 (IANS) Oil prices extended losses on Thursday as rising US crude inventories intensified concerns about market oversupply.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Beyonce FaceTimes with teen cancer patient
Los Angeles, March 24 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles used video calling app FaceTime to connect with young cancer patient Ebony Banks, after a social media campaign under the hashtag #EbobmeetsBeyonce grabbed her attention.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fire breaks out at Bangladesh's 31-story central bank building
Dhaka, March 24 (IANS) A fire broke out at 31-story building of Bangladesh's central bank in capital Dhaka's central Motijheel business district on Thursday night, a fireman said.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Israeli police arrest teen for bomb hoaxes
Jerusalem, March 24 (IANS) Israel's cyber police arrested on Thursday an Israeli-American teen suspected of sending bomb threats to "hundreds" of Jewish institutions around the world.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meghalaya to form House panel to inspect uranium boreholes
Shillong, March 24 (IANS) The Meghalaya government on Thursday conceded to the demand of opposition Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) to constitute an Assembly Committee to inspect the 1,500 boreholes drilled for exploration of uranium in Meghalaya's South West Khasi Hills district.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Maharashtra doctors withdraw mass leave agitation
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) In a late night development, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) on Thursday urged all resident medicos to call off their four-day-long mass CL agitation immediately.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Internet services must act against hate: British Secretary; UN mourns London victims
United Nations, March 24 (IANS) Internet and social media service providers must "invigilate" against content promoting hate and terror on the Internet and take them down, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told reporters on Thursday after the Security Council had mourned the victims of Wednesday's terrorist attack in London with a moment of silence.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Terrorism
Left Front peasants wings' march on May 22 in Bengal
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) As many as 11 farmers' wings of the Left Front in West Bengal, including CPI-M's peasants' front All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), on Thursday announced that they would march to Nabanna -- the state secretariat -- on May 22 to protest anti-farmers measures.
2017-03-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Six arrested for running fake company, cheating bank
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Six people including an employee of a private bank were arrested from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district for allegedly running a fake company and fraudulently withdrawing large amount from the bank, police said on Thursday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sushma exposes concocted story of 'kidnapped' Indian in Serbia
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday exposed a concocted story of an Indian "kidnapped" in the central European nation of Serbia, saying it was a stage-managed act.
2017-03-24
Category: International, India,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maharashtra doctors withdraw mass leave agitation
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) In a late night development, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) urged all resident medicos to call off their four-day-long mass CL agitation immediately.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Shun pressuring government for transfer-posting: Modi to UP MPs
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Days after the BJP installed its government under Yogi Adityanath in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday cautioned party MPs from the state to refrain from pressurising state officials and asked them to focus on development of their region, sources said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Men more prone to infertility due to less sleep: Experts
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Men are more likely to have infertility with less sleep than women, said IVF experts on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Call to help farmers increase income levels
Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Y.S. Chowdary on Thursday called for finding ways and means to help farmers increase their income levels and reduce the cost of living.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Infosys, Tech Mahindra, TCS bag top awards by Hyderabad IT body
Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) Infosys, Tech Mahindra and Tata Consultancy Services bagged top IT exporter awards by the Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association (HYSEA).
2017-03-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
'Katamarayudu' Pawan Kalyan's biggest release in US
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Pawan Kalyan-starrer Telugu action-drama "Katamarayudu" will have its US premiere on Thursday in around 250 screens, making it the biggest release in the star's career.
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Received support from Mumbai Police to shoot 'Daddy': Arjun Rampal
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) National Award winning actor-producer Arjun Rampal, whose forthcoming film 'Daddy' is based on gangster turned politician Arun Gawli, says Mumbai Police was quite supportive during the film's shooting.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
No 'conflict of interest' in Sidhu's TV show: Punjab AG
Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda has not found any conflict of interest in criceter turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu's working as state Cabinet minister and his work on popular 'The Kapil Sharma Show', an official sourse said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Cos hail new payment system for fertiliser subsidies
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Welcoming the proposed change in fertliser subsidy payment to companies, the Fertiliser Association of India (FAI)'s Director General Satish Chander on Thursday said subsidy payments to the companies will not be delayed with the new system.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Auditors should ensure nations meet environmental commitments: President
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said auditors should play an important role in making nations meet their commitments on environment treaties.
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,National,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
New taxi app to provide roadside pickup
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) People in Delhi and some other cities will now have a wider choice of taxis with the launch of a new app that also provides roadside pickup, and commission-free registration and enrolment to cab drivers.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Human Interest/Society
India for expediting WTO deal
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) India on Thursday called for expediting negotiations at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on a trade facilitation agreement in services (TFS), saying multilateral bodies cannot afford to deliver slowly in the present global context.
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Politics
Rs 5,021-crore central assistance to disaster-affected states
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) A high-level committee chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday approved a total of nearly Rs 5,021-crore assistance to 10 states affected by natural disasters.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
BJP government destroying institutions: Congress
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday accused the BJP-led government of destroying the country's institutions and said "this could not be the way to move forward".
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian Navy's all-women team to sail across globe
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Indian Navy's all-women team is likely to set sail for journey around the world in June, Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Defence/Security
President condoles deaths in London attack
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the loss of lives in the terror attack in London a day earlier and said India received the news with "shock and sadness".
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Karnataka childcare workers call off stir over wage hike
Bengaluru, March 23 (IANS) About 10,000 childcare workers (Anganwadis) and their helpers in Karnataka called off their four-day agitation on Thursday after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah assured them of a wage hike soon.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education,Health/Medicine
Delhi sees hottest March 23 in six years
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The national capital saw the hottest March 23 in the past six years with the maximum temperature settling at 37.2 degrees Celsius on Thursday, seven notches above the season's average, the Met office said. It has forecast similar weather on Friday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Evolve with technology, LG tells Delhi Police
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday advised Delhi Police to evolve with the technology for proper upkeep of records and for random checks of existing systems.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Resident doctors in Delhi go on strike, 800 surgeries postponed
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Over 20,000 resident doctors in the national capital on Thursday went on mass casual leave in solidarity with their Maharashtra counterparts, leading to postponement of over 800 surgeries across Delhi government and civic body-run hospitals, and also left thousands of patients in the lurch with OPD functions hit.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Would be happy if Advani becomes India's President: Mamata
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she would be happy if BJP's veteran leader and Lok Sabha member L.K. Advani is elected as President of India.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Haseeb Drabu is Chairman of north zone finance ministers' panel
Jammu, March 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu was on Thursday appointed as Chairman of the Empowered Committee of Finance Ministers of North Zone, an official statement here said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
Russia accuses West of planning to torpedo 2018 World Cup
Moscow, March 23 (IANS) Moscow accused the West on Thursday of preparing a major campaign with the aim of preventing Russia hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
180 mn Indians watching YouTube on mobile phones alone
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) With nearly 300 millions smartphone users in the country as better connectivity and affordable data plans come to the fore, YouTube on Thursday said it has now reached 180 million Indians on mobile phones alone.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology
Separatist leaders' arrest to add fuel to fire: Farooq
Srinagar, March 23 (IANS) National Conference (NC) President and candidate for Srinagar Lok Sabha by-poll in Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that the detention of separatist leaders will precipitate an already volatile situation in Kashmir.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Bangladesh to join India's South Asia Satellite initiative
Dhaka, March 23 (IANS) Bangladesh has signed an agreement with India to formally join New Delhi's 'South Asia Satellite' initiative, through which the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch a communication satellite for serving the South Asia region.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Science/Tech,Technology,Diplomacy
Congress questions move to replace tribunals; some legal experts differ
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The governments move to do away with eight tribunals by assigning their work to existing ones and assume power to appoint/remove their members was qestioned by the Congress on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
China can improve to keep 2018 World Cup dream alive, says coach Lippi
Changsha (China), March 23 (IANS) China's Italian head coach Marcello Lippi believes his team can improve to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for 2018 football World Cup after Team Dragon clinched a 1-0 home win over South Korea here on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Not consulted by Centre on Teesta, state's interests come first: Mamata
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Amid speculation of a likely deal on Teesta during the visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina next month, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she will prioritize her state's interest while deciding on the proposed water sharing treaty with Bangladesh and claimed the Centre has not consulted her over the issue.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Initiate SOPs for prevention of vector-borne diseases: LG
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday directed that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) be put in place for preventing vector-borne dengue and chikungunya diseases in Delhi.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Man dies of burn injuries, another injured in factory fire
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) A 22-year-old man was burnt alive while another worker sustained injuries when a fire broke out in a shoe factory in west Delhi, police said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Resolve issues with Bangladesh, Tripura CM urges Centre
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) Ahead of the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India early next month, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Thursday urged the Centre to resolve all disputes and issues pending with the neighbouring country.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
SC working on less-paper petitions: Chief Justice
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court is taking steps to curtail paper-based work to the minimum and making the task of justice delivery easier as well as faster.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bombay HC orders doctors to resume work; agitation continues
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Hours after the Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra government to provide security in state-run hospitals and ordered all resident doctors to return to duty immediately, their mass casual leave agitation continued for the fourth day on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine
Goa, Bengal to meet in Santosh Trophy final
Bambolim (Goa), March 23 (IANS) Hosts Goa beat Kerala 2-1 in the second semi-final of the 71st national football championship for the Santosh Trophy to set up their summit clash with Bengal after the latter prevailed over Mizoram 6-5 in sudden death in the first semi here on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Scotland Yard identifies London terror attacker
London, March 23 (IANS) Scotland Yard on Thursday formally identified the London terror attacker as 52-year-old Khalid Masood, who was known to police, the BBC reported.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Saffron party' threatening Bengali poet Srijato: Mamata
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) In a veiled attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said a certain party "engaged in saffronisation" is threatening Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay who is courting controversy over a poem that allegedly hurt Hindu religious sentiments.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
'50% North-West Delhi facing exclusion from government schemes'
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) A survey, participated in by 1,000 respondents from seven settlements of the North-West District here, has revealed that 50 per cent of them are facing exclusion from major government schemes.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Giving MP ticket to K.D. Singh was blunder: Mamata
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) After police initiated a case against the Alchemist Chief and Trinamool Congress MP K.D. Singh for allegedly cheating investors, West Bengal Chief Minister and party's supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said giving him a ticket was a "blunder".
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indian, Pakistan Army personnel exchange greetings, sweets on LoC
Jammu, March 23 (IANS) Officers and jawans of the Indian and Pakistani armies on Thursday exchanged greetings and sweets on the occasion of Pakistan's Resolution Day at the Poonch-Rawalakot crossing point and Mendhar Hot Spring Crossing Point in Jammu and Kashmir, an official source said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Indian Navy team to again scale Mt. Everest
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Its personnel have ventured to a depth of 40 meters below sea level and the an Indian Navy team is all set to once again scale the world's highest peak at 8,848 meters, with an expedition to Mt. Everest being flagged off by Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
Refrain from transferring of officials, Modi cautions BJP MPs from UP
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Days after the BJP installed its government under Yogi Adityanath in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday cautioned party MPs from the state to refrain from pressurising state officials and asked them to focus on development of their region, sources said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Policy to tackle NPAs coming very soon: Jaitley
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The government will shortly announce measures to deal with the major problem of banks' non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, that it has drawn up in consultation with the RBI, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
No move to end reservation for SCs, STs: Government
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The BJP-led central government rejected the charge that it was trying to end reservation for SCs and STs, as the Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2017, that seeks to modify the list of Scheduled Castes in Odisha.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Two held for robbing money, revolver from Bengaluru cop
Bengaluru, March 23 (IANS) Two thieves were arrested in Mangaluru for allegedly robbing a service revolver from a head constable in Bengaluru north a month ago, a top police official said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajya Sabha approves Appropriation Bills
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Thursday approved and subsequently returned the Appropriation Bill, 2017 and the Appropriation (No 2) Bill, 2017 to authorise payment and appropriation of certain sums out of the Consolidated fund of India for the services of the financial year 2017-18.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
China's World Cup hopes rekindled with victory over South Korea
Changsha (China), March 23 (IANS) China's hopes to qualify for the 2018 football World Cup have been rekindled as Italian head coach Marcello Lippi's wards registered a 1-0 home win over South Korea here on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Teenaged Mehedi Hasan earns maiden ODI call-up for Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 23 (IANS) Ahead of the three-match One-day International (ODI) cricket series against Sri Lanka, starting on Saturday, Bangladesh on Thursday bolstered their spin attack with the inclusion of teenaged offie Mehedi Hasan.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
NCST approves five additional ST seats in Sikkim assembly
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) on Thursday approved a proposal for five additional seats for tribals in Sikkim assembly, a statement said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Man held for 'driving at crowd' in Belgium
Brussels, March 23 (IANS) A man was arrested in the Belgian city of Antwerp after he drove at high speed towards a crowd on Thursday, police said.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Reliance Infra lowest bidder in TN road project
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure Ltd has emerged as the lowest bidder for developing the national highway project in Tamil Nadu, sources said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
New Zealand's Southee ruled of third Test vs South Africa
Hamilton, March 23 (IANS) New Zealand suffered a major jolt on Thursday after vice-captain and strike bowler Tim Southee was ruled out of the third cricket Test against South Africa with a hamstring tear.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Lawyers' strike paralyses judiciary in Delhi, BCI withdraws suggestion
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Judicial work in the national capital on Thursday was paralysed as 6,000 city lawyers went on strike to protest a Bar Council of India (BCI) suggestion to the Law Commission that lawyers should be banned from going on strike and slapped with penalties if they do. With no work conducted in the six district courts, the Bar Council later withdrew the suggestion.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Yubrini enters semis of Rendez-Vous tennis meet
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Bengal's Yubrini Banerjee made it to the last four in the girls singles under-18 category of the ongoing Rendez-Vous A Roland Garros national series tennis tournament here on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Injured Rohit, Kedar ruled out of Deodhar Trophy
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma and his India teammate Kedar Jadhav were on Thursday ruled out of the upcoming Deodhar Trophy one-day tournament due to injuries.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Facilities for disabled being provided at airports
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said facilities like lifts, ramps, toilets and wheelchairs are being provided at all the airports managed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to persons with disabilities.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Meghalaya to host National Games 2022
Shillong, March 23 (IANS) Meghalaya will be hosting the National Games 2022 coinciding with the 50th year of the creation of the state, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Zenith M. Sangma informed the assembly on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Other Sports
Aseemanand granted bail in Mecca Masjid blast case
Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) A city court on Thursday granted conditional bail to former RSS worker Swami Aseemanand in the 2007 Mecca Masjid bomb blast case.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shiv Sena MP booked for assaulting Air India staff (Third Lead)
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena's Osmanabad MP Ravindra Gaikwad was on Thursday booked in two cases for assaulting an Air India staffer and delaying a scheduled flight.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
France warns of 'extremely high' terror risk
Paris, March 23 (IANS) French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Thursday warned that the terror risk remained "extremely high" and pledged full government mobilisation to ensure safety at home.
2017-03-23
Category: International, France,Politics,Terrorism
IPL: Tahir replaces Mitchell Marsh in Pune Supergiant
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) After failing to find any takers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions last month, South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir on Thursday finally managed to get one when he replaced injured Australian pacer Mitchell Marsh in the Rising Pune Supergiant.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
BJP-RSS targeting Bengal due to disappointment: Mamata
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the RSS is targeting her state due to "disappointment" stemming from a string of poll defeats.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Meghalaya officer tenders apology in assembly
Shillong, March 23 (IANS) A senior Meghalaya official was on Thursday reprimanded before the 60-member state assembly for breaching the privilege of an Independent legislator, John Leslee K. Sangma.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
BJP demands closure of illegal slaughter houses in Bihar
Patna, March 23 (IANS) The opposition BJP on Thursday demanded that illegal slaughter houses flourishing in Bihar should be closed in line with the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
'Indian Idol 9' contestant sings for show (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) LV Revanth, currently among the top four finalists of singing reality TV show "Indian Idol 9", has lent his voice to the title track of the upcoming reality show "Sabse Bada Kalakar".
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Golfer Shamim takes lead in 3rd round of Kolkata Classic
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Shamim Khans near-flawless short-range game helped him surge ahead by three shots in the penultimate round of the Kolkata Classic golf championship even as his driving woes continued at the Rs 40 lakh prize event here on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Golf
Digitalisation of forces is top priority: Bhamre
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Union Minister Subhash Bhamre on Thursday said digitalisation of forces is one of the top priorities of the government, an official said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
EVMs don't change fortunes, voters do: Ravi Shankar Prasad
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Dismissing allegations of misuse of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), levelled by some opposition leaders after the elections in five states, Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said EVMs don't make or break fortunes, but voters do.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Want to try my hand at direction: Sneha Wagh
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) TV actress Sneha Wagh, currently seen on the TV show "Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh", says she wants to try her hand at direction.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Spanish football body orders partial closure of Sevilla stadium
Seville (Spain), March 23 (IANS) The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has ordered a partial closure of Sevilla club's Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, following offensive chants aimed at Real Madrid during the second leg of the Copa del Rey's pre-quarterfinal on January 12.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Open defecation-free Goa by Gandhi Jayanti 2019: Governor
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Thursday said that by October 2, 2019, when the country celebrates Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, Goa may well see a complete end to open defecation.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Airtel to acquire Tikona's 4G business for Rs 1,600 crore
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced an agreement with Tikona Digital Networks to acquire the latter's 4G business, including the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles for around Rs 1,600 crore.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
London remains an open place: Envoy
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Following Wednesday's terror attack in the heart of London that killed four people, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith asserted on Thursday that the British capital remains an open place.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
HC seeks police reply on ex-legislator Shokeen's plea
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a written response from the city police on a plea by arrested former legislator Rambeer Shokeen, challenging a trial court order to dismiss his bail application.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vivek Mushran shoots barefoot for 'Ek Aastha...' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Actor Vivek Mushran says he shoots barefoot on the sets of his upcoming TV show "Ek Aastha Aisi Bhee".
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Man held for 'driving at crowd' in Belgium
Brussels, March 23 (IANS) A man was arrested in the Belgian city of Antwerp after he drove at high speed towards a crowd on Thursday, police said.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Belgium,Defence/Security,Terrorism
AAP to get back to work in Goa from ground zero
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) After getting decimated in the February 4 state assembly elections, the AAP in Goa has now promised a comeback by building up the party again from ground zero.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
BSES payment counters to remain open this Sunday
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) BSES, one of Delhi's two power distribution companies (discoms), on Thursday said cash counters at division offices of its sister discoms BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL) will remain open on March 26, 2017, which is a Sunday, between 9 am and 3 pm.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Star kids are always under scrutiny, says Madhuri
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene, who doesn't belong to a filmy background, feels that star kids are always under scrutiny.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP turned civic bodies into dens of corruption: AAP
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The AAP on Thursday accused the BJP of turning the three civic bodies in Delhi into "dens of corruption" and turning the national capital into a "garbage dump".
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education,Health/Medicine
Railway clerk booked for depositing demonetised currency notes
Bhopal, March 23 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday said it has registered a case against a railway booking clerk for allegedly accepting Rs 61 lakh in cash in demonetised currency notes.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two held with scrapped notes of Rs 1.28-cr in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, March 23 (IANS) Two persons were arrested here for possessing demonetised high-value currency notes of the face value of Rs 1.28 crore in and attempting to exchange them for new notes, the city police said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
YSR Congress to move no-confidence motion against Andhra Speaker
Amaravati, March 23 (IANS) The YSR Congress Party on Thursday decided to move a no-confidence motion against Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Assembly Speaker K. Sivaprasad Rao.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Third Protocol amending India-Singapore DTAA notified
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Third Protocol amending India-Singapore Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) was notified on Thursday. The agreement came into force on February 27 this year.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India, Uzbekistan review bilateral issues
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) India and Uzbekistan on Thursday reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral issues during the 13th round of foreign office consultations between the two sides here
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Safdarjung Hospital to host Delhi's first advanced workshop on spine deformities
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) and Safdarjung Hospital will host a two-day advanced spine course, witnessing the participation of over 500 spine surgeons from various parts of India to discuss corrections in various types of spine deformities.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Two toddlers suffer burn injuries as car catches fire
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Two toddlers playing inside a parked car sustained burn injuries on Thursday when it suddenly caught fire, Delhi Police said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Candidates file nominations for R.K. Nagar by-poll
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) On a day of hectic political developments in the ruling AIADMK party in Tamil Nadu, top political and popular candidates on Thursday filed their nominations for the April 12 by-election for the Radhakrishnan Nagar assembly constituency.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Pujara backs Kohli as a 'great leader'
Dharamsala, March 23 (IANS) Ahead of the deciding fourth and final cricket Test against Australia, starting on Saturday, Indian middle order mainstay batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Thursday said the mind games played by the Kangaroos won't work with the side led by Virat Kohli.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
French tennis body wants to bring its stars to hold clinics in India
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) With Roland Garros organising their junior tennis meet, the 2017 French Open junior wild cards competition for the third straight year in India, there is a possibility of French stars like Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Kristina Mladenovic coming over for clinics in the future, an official of the French tennis federation, FFT said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
'Monitoring child smuggling situation closely'
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The West Bengal State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBSCPCR) is "closely monitoring" the situation following the unearthing of a child smuggling racket in the state.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kiran Bedi stresses on e-learning in police training
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi on Thursday stressed the need to adopt e-learning techniques for training police officers to "cut cost, time and distance".
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Left blasts Modi government for easing political funding
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Left parties on Thursday condemned the Centre's proposal to relax conditions for contributions made by corporate entities to political parties.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sena MP assaults Air India staffer, FIR filed
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad on Thursday repeatedly assaulted an Air India official with a sandal here after he was forced to travel economy class though he had a business class ticket.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sandeep Anand to play hen in show
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) After playing maid Shaantabai and a pregnant woman, actor Sandeep Anand will essay the role of a hen in the popular TV show "May I Come In Madam?"
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Shraddha was juggling between 'two worlds'
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who was shooting for two films -- "Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai" and "Half Girlfriend" -- says it was difficult for her to juggle between the two characters.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Petroleum under GST, but will apply after states agree: Jaitley
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Petroleum products, which will be within the purview of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) slated to be implemented from July 1, would, however, continue to be taxed as per the current taxation regime until the GST Council agrees on applying GST to these products, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Airtel to acquire Tikona's 4G business for Rs 1,600 crore
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced it has entered into an agreement with Tikona Digital Networks to acquire the latter's 4G business, including the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles for around Rs 1,600 crore, a company statement said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
We stand by demonetisation; 'shock' was needed: Jaitley
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Asserting that the government fully stood by its November 8 demonetisation, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the decision was needed to "shock the shadow economy" running parallel to the country's economy.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India's current account deficit rises in third quarter
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) India's current account deficit (CAD) rose to $7.9 billion in the third quarter (October-December) of 2016-17 from $7.1 billion in the same quarter of 2015-16, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Life': Suspenseful and thrilling (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Life"; Director: Daniel Espinosa; Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dihovichnaya; Rating: ***1/2
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistan envoy's remarks interference in our internal affairs: India
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Following Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit's remarks that the issue of Jammu and Kashmir must be resolved according to the aspirations of the Kashmiris, India on Thursday said that the envoy's actions "are tantamount to interference in our internal affairs".
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
India urged to intensify research for multi-drug resistant TB
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) As India continues to have 24 per cent of the world's total Tuberculosis (TB) burden, the Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) on Thursday called for a comprehensive research in multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis, citing that resistance to antimicrobials is growing at a faster rate than discovery of newer and more potent drugs.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
British-born blamed for terror attack, eight held (Roundup)
London, March 23 (IANS) A day after a terror attack in the heart of London left four people dead, police on Thursday identified the lone attacker as a British-born and said eight suspects had been arrested.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Waugh finds elements of himself and Ponting in Kohli's captaincy
Sydney, March 23 (IANS) A day after his successor Michael Clarke slammed the Australian media for "tarnishing" India skipper Virat Kohli's image, former Australia captain Steve Waugh on Thursday went one step ahead in complimenting the Indian, saying he sees a bit of Ricky Ponting and himself in the way Kohli goes about his business.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Jumpin Heights completes 50,000 bungee jumps
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), March 23 (IANS) Jumpin Heights, the country's highest bungee jumping platform, on Thursday completed 50,000 bungee jumps in a record of sorts.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Sports,Other Sports
TMC's Tripura unit chairman, 15 other leaders join BJP
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) The TMC's Tripura unit's coordination committee chairman Ratan Chakraborty and 15 other state committee members on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Assam party leader and Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Foreign funds' inflows, short covering lift Indian equities (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Huge inflows of foreign funds, coupled with positive global cues, and healthy buying witnessed in automobile, capital goods and oil and gas stocks lifted the Indian equity markets on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Islamic State claims responsibility for London attack
London, March 23 (IANS) The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in the heart of London that killed four people, the BBC reported.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Terrorism
National drag race championship final this weekend
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) The national drag racing championship's finale will be run at the refurbished Madras Motor Racing track (MMRT) here this weekend with round two scheduled for Saturday and the concluding round on Sunday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
SC defers hearing in Babri Masjid conspiracy case
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday deferred hearing on a CBI plea seeking restoration of criminal conspiracy charge against senior BJP leaders in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case, asking the parties to file written submission focusing on issues to be adjudicated.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
India to conduct survey for new rail line with Bangladesh
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) New Delhi will carry out a survey to lay one more new railway line between India and Bangladesh to access the Chittagong international sea port and ease connectivity with the landlocked northeast region, a minister said here on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Keen to settle disputes through dialogue: Pakistan
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Pakistan is keen to settle through dialogue all the issues with India, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, Islamabad's High Commissioner Abdul Basit said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Include SRK's Dubai villa's notional rent in returns: IT Tribunal
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal here has rejected Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's claim and ordered that he must include the notional rent accruing from his villa in Dubai in his income tax returns filed in India.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Manipur ministry expanded with induction of 3 ministers
Imphal, March 23 (IANS) The BJP-led coalition ministry in Manipur was expanded on Thursday with induction of three ministers.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Dabholkar's 'Blame It On Yashraj' to have 100th show
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) "Blame It On Yashraj", a comical portrayal of a family caught up in the whirlwind of their daughter's wedding in the play, will have its 100th show on Sunday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rani confident of a good show at women's Hockey World League Round 2
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Buoyed after a 5-0 whitewash of Belarus earlier this month, the Indian women's hockey team skipper Rani Rampal on Thursday said she is confident of a top finish at the Hockey World League (HWL) Round 2, starting on April 1 in West Vancouver.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Google, MeitY launch initiatives to proliferate digital awareness
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) In line with the government's vision to proliferate the digital growth and empower citizens digitally, Google and MeitY on Thursday announced 'Digital Payment Security alliance' initiative that aims to create community awareness on safe and secure digital practices.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Modi government legalizes political corruption: CPI-M
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The CPI-M on Thursday accused the Modi government of creating "new avenues for large-scale money laundering" while claiming to be fighting corruption in public life.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mamata condemns London terror attack
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday denounced the terror attack in London outside the British Parliament which claimed four lives.
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Stopped drinking by first acknowledging I had a problem: Pooja Bhatt
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt, who quit drinking on Christmas last year, says that a person can quit drinking by first acknowledging that there is a drinking problem.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Himesh Reshammiya signs 5-year-old for a special song
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Bollywood composer-singer-actor Himesh Reshammiya, who is seen as a judge on children's singing reality show "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs Season 6", signed a 5-year-old contestant, named Jayash Kumar, for a special song after he saw him reciting Hanuman Chalisa on stage.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sena MP defends colleague, Air India to FIR
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Air India on Thursday said it will file an FIR against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for assaulting a staffer after he was forced to travel economy class though he had a business class ticket.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pushing my musical boundaries gives me a different high: Badshah
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Rapper Badshah, who will be seen performing in the upcoming episode of "MTV Unplugged Season 6", says as an artiste he likes to push his musical boundaries as it gives him a different high.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Former Miss India fights for child abuse victim
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Miss India 2016 Priyadarshini Chatterjee, who hails from Assam, has shot off letters to the state's Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh over the sexual exploitation of a 13-year-old girl.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Lifestyle/Fashion
'EVMs don't make or break fortunes; voters do'
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Dismissing doubts over the misuse of electronic voting machines (EVMs), Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said EVMs don't make or break fortunes, but voters do.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unorganised auto parts gain market, counterfeit goes down
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The usage of counterfeit auto components has gone down drastically in the last seven years while their place has been taken over by unorganised players, said a study by Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA).
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Aadhaar-linked midday meals will check pilferage, misuse'
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Making Aadhaar Card mandatory for midday meals will check pilferage, misuse and siphoning of funds meant for the central scheme, an official of the Food and Nutrition Board said here on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Scheduled Castes orders amendment bill introduced in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2017 seking to modify the lists of Scheduled Castes in Odisha and Puducherry was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Undernutrition makes children susceptible to TB: Experts (March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day)
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) With malnutrition or undernutrition accounting for nearly one third of all childhood deaths in India, it is also a major risk factor in children, especially those below the age of five, for developing tuberculosis (TB), experts have said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Court asks ACB to file report in plaint against Kejriwal
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) A court here on Thursday directed the Delhi Police's Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) to file by April 20 an action-taken report on its probe into alleged irregularities in PWD work against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
OnePlus 3T smartphone in Midnight Black available for limited time
Bengaluru, March 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus on Thursday announced that its latest smartphone OnePlus 3T in Midnight Black edition will be available to users for a limited time only.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Golfer Vani consolidates lead in Hero Women's Tour
Pune, March 23 (IANS) Delhi golfer Vani Kapoor consolidated her lead, carding one-over (72) after the second round of the Rs 6,00,000-Hero Womens Professional Tour at the Poona Club Golf Course here on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Golf
Federer is playing fearless tennis, feels Naresh Kumar
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The secret to Roger Federer's success this year has been his fearless game where the Swiss tennis ace has been seen playing all the shots in the book, former Davis cup captain Naresh Kumar says.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Youths, security forces clash in Srinagar
Srinagar, March 23 (IANS) Stone pelting youths clashed with security forces on Thursday in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir against what they called "nocturnal raids" in Soura area of Srinagar.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Characters of 'Sarabhai vs Sarabhai' are extremely real: Sumeet Raghavan
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Sumeet Raghavan, who is fondly remembered as the loving Saahil from "Sarabhai vs Sarabhai", says the characters are extremely real from the popular show which makes it relatable.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
16 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy
Colombo, March 23 (IANS) At least 16 Indian fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy for poaching in the country's waters.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Chinese Defence Minister arrives in Nepal
Kathmandu, March 23 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister General Chang Wanquan arrived here on Thursday on a three-day official visit.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Shiv Sena MP assaults Air India staffer
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad on Thursday assaulted an Air India official with a slipper here after he was forced to travel economy class though he had an open business class ticket.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New Goa CM Parrikar promises full support in hosting U-17 World Cup
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) Newly appointed Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar welcomed the world football governing body, FIFA's delegation to the state on Thursday and pledged full support for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup to be held in India later in the year.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Bringing Paes, Bhupathi together again a great move, says Naresh Kumar
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Former Davis cup captain Naresh Kumar on Thursday hoped Indian tennis superstars Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi can set their differences aside and make their chemistry work when Uzbekistan comes calling for the second round of the Asia/Oceania Group 1 Davis Cup tie, beginning on April 7.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Tom Cruise has fallen for 'Mission:Impossible' co-star Vanessa Kirby
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise has reportedly fallen in love with his "Mission: Impossible 6" co-star Vanessa Kirby.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Helen Hunt horrified working in Hollywood
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Oscar winning actress Helen Hunt was horrified working in Hollywood after doing TV series "Shots Fired" due to the level of diversity behind the camera.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Distance between small, big screen has reduced: Pooja Gor
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Television actress Pooja Gor says the distance between the small screen and the big screen has become short.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
BSE raises over Rs 2 lakh crore on bond platform
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Stock market major BSE on Thursday reported that with HDFC and IREDA raising Rs 1,498 crore and Rs 200 crore worth of debt capital on Wednesday, it has raised a total of Rs 200,111 crore via its bond issuance platform.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
HC upholds Subhash Chandra's Haryana RS poll win; dismisses opposing plea
Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Dismissing a petition opposing the election of media baron Subhash Chandra to the Rajya Sabha from Haryana, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday upheld the election.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
GST will lift barriers, make exports more competitive: Sitharaman
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) With a unified pan-India market slated to become a reality through implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1, the removal of octroi barriers between states would help make exports more competitive, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
No-confidence motion against TN Speaker defeated
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) The opposition resolution seeking the removal of Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal was defeated on Thursday, with 122 AIADMK legislators voting against and 97 opposition MLAs voting in favour.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Italy's Immobile expects tough battle against Albania
Florence (Italy), March 23 (IANS) Italy striker Ciro Immobile is expecting a tough battle against underdogs Albania in a 2018 football World Cup qualifier to be held in Palermo on Friday.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Ankur shoots double trap gold at Shotgun World Cup
Acapulco (Mexico), March 23 (IANS) Improving upon his silver medal at the New Delhi World Cup, shooter Ankur Mittal avenged his loss to Australian James Willet when he shot his way to the gold in mens Double Trap with a world record-equalling effort at the ongoing Shotgun World Cup here.
2017-03-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Farm loan waiver affects credit discipline: RBI
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Echoing State Bank of India chief Arundhati Bhattacharya's views, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor S.S. Mundra on Thursday expressed concern over farm loan waiver affecting credit discipline.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mother Dairy eyes Rs 10,000 cr revenue in next two years
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), is expecting to touch Rs 10,000 crore turnover in the next two years with its expansion plan towards the eastern and western parts of India, a company official said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Carborundum Universal's three new plants go on stream
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Indian multi-national Carborundum Universal Ltd (CUMI), a major in abrasives, ceramics and other products, on Thursday said it has opened three new fusion plants in Cochin in Kerala.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
CPI-M leader killed in Bengal, Trinamool blamed
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) A local CPI-M leader was brutally killed in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, police said on Thursday. The CPI-M blamed the ruling Trinamool Congress for the crime.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Short covering lifts Indian equities
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Indian equity markets were on Thursday lifted by short covering, coupled with a marginally strong rupee and healthy buying in automobile, oil and gas, and capital goods stocks.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kharge, Ananth Kumar spar over Anganwadi workers
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar got into a war of words in the Lok Sabha on Thursday as the former raised the issue of the wages of Anganwadi workers.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Congress, BJP protest Kerala government's clemency list
Thiruvananthapuram, March 23 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition and the BJP on Thursday said they would move court against the Kerala government for its clemency list contains criminals, who if released would compromise the security of the state.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Oppo F3 Plus smartphone launched in India
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone company Oppo on Thursday launched a new smartphone Oppo F3 Plus in India that comes with dual front camera setup, including a 120-degree wide-angle group selfie camera.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Fear of losing jobs to machines growing with rise of AI: Study
New York, March 23 (IANS) While the rise in machine learning technology may be making people's lives smarter and easier, it has conversely given rise to fear and anxiety among people about losing jobs to artificial intelligence (AI) devices, a study has showed.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Fashion is an extension of your personality: Athiya Shetty
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Actress Athiya Shetty, who has been lauded for her style statements many a times, says she is not a fashion conscious person and added that fashion is an extension of an individual's personality.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
VHP demands closure of illegal abattoirs in Jharkhand
Ranchi, March 23 (IANS) The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Thursday demanded that illegal slaughter houses flourishing in Jharkhand should be closed and sealed in line with neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Religion,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Adityanath as CM a step towards Hindu Rashtra: CPI-M
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the RSS have taken "the most audacious step" to usher in a Hindu Rashtra by making Adityanath Yogi the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, the CPI-M has said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cisco unveils first 'Made in India' product
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Reaffirming its commitment to investing further in the country, global networking giant Cisco on Thursday unveiled its first 'Made in India' router which can be used by small and medium businesses (SMBs) across multiple industries.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Forced to travel economy class, Sena MP assaults Air India staffer
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad assaulted an Air India staffer after he was forced to travel economy class though he had an open business class ticket, official sources said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No need to worry about H1B visa issue for now: Sushma
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said there was no reason to worry about the curbs on H1B visas or the job security of Indian IT professionals working in the US for the time being as the Indian government is in talks with the US regarding this.
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kate Winslet was called 'blubber' during her childhood
London, March 23 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has revealed that she was bullied and fat-shamed during her childhood and was called "blubber".
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Two detained for questioning Nitish on start-ups
Patna, March 23 (IANS) Two entrepreneurs were detained for hours and questioned by police allegedly for questioning Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on start-ups during an event here, police said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Gwendoline Christie joins sci-fi thriller 'Darkest Minds'
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" star Gwendoline Christie has been roped in to join the cast of upcoming film "Darkest Minds", which is based on a book with the same name by Alexandra Bracken.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Men! Hit the gym for better bone health
New York, March 23 (IANS) Engaging in weight-bearing exercises such as resistance training and various types of jumps can help men protect their bone health, suggests new research.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Indian music industry hijacked by western genres: Singer Dhruv Sangari
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Hindustani classical singer Dhruv Sangari says due to the growing interest of Indian youth in western culture, the Indian music industry has been forced to get inspired more from western genres, which he feels have "hijacked" the country's indigenous musical forms.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
4G was major driver of data traffic in 2016
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) 4G was the major source of data traffic across the country in 2016, contributing 60 per cent of the incremental payload from 2015 levels, a new report said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Starbucks to add 240,000 jobs worldwide by 2021
New York, March 23 (IANS) US coffeehouse chain, Starbucks has planned to hire 240,000 more people globally by 2021, including 68,000 jobs in America, the media reported.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Be summer ready in Alia Bhatt style
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) For some, summer means hitting the pool, burying yourself in a book and for others it is purely a season where you must learn to beat the heat. Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt says that one can enjoy the changing weather by planning a trip with your gang, keeping yourself hydrated and staying fit.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Alzheimer's linked to unsaturated acids in the brain: Study
London, March 23 (IANS) Researchers have found that several unsaturated fatty acids in the brain may be associated with the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Zen Mobile unveils Admire Swadesh at Rs 4,990
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Domestic smartphone manufacturer Zen Mobile on Thursday launched the Admire Swadesh smartphone at Rs 4,990 that supports 22 regional languages.
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,Technology
Podolski, in swan song, leads Germany to 1-0 win over England
Dortmund, March 23 (IANS) Forward Lukas Podolski ended his long international football career in a fine style, scoring a tremendous goal to lead Germany to a 1-0 victory over England in a friendly here.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Milan defender Abate to miss rest of season due to eye injury
Milan, March 23 (IANS) AC Milan have announced that Italian defender Ignazio Abate will miss the rest of the football season due to an injury in his left eye.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Reliance Infratel gets CCI nod for selling tower unit
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the proposed sale of the tower division of Reliance Infratel Limited to Brookfield Infrastructure Group, a company statement said here on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Indian-American filmmaker joins Women in Film as director
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Indian-American filmmaker Nisha Ganatra has been named as one of the four new directors of popular NGO Women In Film. The organisation is dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women and encouraging creative projects by them in all mediums of media.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Gangetic dolphins sighted in highly polluted pockets of Hooghly
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Experts from Worldwide Fund for Nature-India, who mapped the abundance of and threats to Gangetic dolphins in the Hooghly, say one of the most "striking features" of the study was that the endangered mammals were sighted in highly polluted pockets of the river.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Peru back on 2018 Dakar Rally track with Bolivia, Argentina
Moscow, March 23 (IANS) In the next edition of the FIA Dakar Rally, the motorsports competition's route will stretch across the South American territories of Peru, Bolivia and Argentina with the most challenging race scheduled to start on January 4, 2018, and finish on January 20, 2018, the organisers have announced.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Motorsports
London attack toll is four, seven suspects held
London, March 23 (IANS) Seven suspects were taken into custody in Britain as police on Thursday put the death toll in the terror attack in the heart of London at four.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Terrorism
UN resolution to condemn dismal N.Korea human rights
Seoul, March 23 (IANS) The UN Human Rights Council is expected to adopt this week a resolution condemning the "dismal" human rights situation in North Korea, Seoul's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
China's economy ranked strongest: Report
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) China's economy has been ranked the top performing in terms of overall strength and vitality in a report released at the Boao Forum for Asia on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Censorship pointless in the age of internet: Anurag Kashyap
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap believes that in a world exposed to the internet, censorship doesn't hold any meaning.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Smartphone may help men test infertility at home
New York, March 23 (IANS) Researchers have developed a smartphone-based semen analyser that can help men test infertility in the privacy and comfort of their home, suggests new research.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
India's app usage growing at 43% year-on-year:Study
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Indias app usage is growing at 43 per cent year-on-year with music, media and entertainment applications witnessing the biggest increase at 188 per cent, a study by Yahoo-owned research firm Flurry said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Congress MP alleges caste discrimination in UP
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Congress member in the Lok Sabha Ranjeet Ranjan on Thursday said Yadavs and some other castes were being targeted in Uttar Pradesh, and questioned the anti-Romeo squads formed in the state.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Sushma again to rescue of distressed Indian abroad
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday once again responded to a distress call about an Indian abroad, saying that the victim has been found and is in safe custody of that country's authorities.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Instagram has over 1 mn monthly active advertisers
New York, March 23 (IANS) Photo-sharing platform Instagram announced it has more than one million monthly active advertisers -- double the number since September 2016.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
GST Bills to be placed in Parliament this week
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax (GST) enabling bills will be placed in Parliament for approval this week itself, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Russia's Dagestan to name stadium after Isinbayeva
Moscow, March 23 (IANS) A central track and field stadium in Makhachkala, the capital of Russias North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, will be named after iconic pole-vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, Dagestani Sports Minister Magomed Magomedov said.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Athletics
Many California voters unaware of Senator Kamala Harris: Poll
San Francisco, March 23 (IANS) Kamala Harris, first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate, remains unknown to many residents of her own state California despite maintaining a high profile in Washington, according to a new poll.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Diaspora
Bombay HC orders striking doctors to resume work immediately
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Cracking the whip, the Bombay High Court on Thursday ordered all striking doctors in government-run hospitals to return to work immediately, and asked the Maharashtra government to provide them adequate security to ensure they can work without fear of violence.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine
Congress MLAs in Goa boycott Governor's address
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) Congress legislators wore black bands and staged a walkout during Governor Mridula Sinha's address in the assembly on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
AIADMK factions get 'Electric Pole', 'Cap'
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday allotted the symbol "Electric Pole" to the AIADMK faction led by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and the "Cap" to the ruling AIADMK group.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Positive global cues, strong rupee lift Indian equities
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Positive global cues, coupled with a marginally strong rupee and healthy buying in automobile, oil and gas, and capital goods stocks lifted the Indian equity markets on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi lawyers on strike, paralyse judiciary
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The judicial work in the national capital was paralysed on Thursday as lawyers here went on strike to "safeguard the dignity" of the legal profession.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Unpaid for months, veteran Bengal cardiologist jumps before train
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) A veteran physician committed suicide by jumping in front of a local train allegedly because he was not getting his salary at his Hooghly district hospital, the railway police said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Amendment to Companies Act shall kill fair elections: Ex-Bureaucrat
Visakhapatnam, March 23 (IANS) A former senior bureaucrat has warned that the removal of the cap on company donations to political parties and allowing companies to keep the names of the parties confidential will spell disaster for the concept of free and fair elections.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Israeli expertise helps Kutch farmers grow dates
Kutch (Gujarat), March 23 (IANS) In the semi-arid Kutch region of Gujarat, Israeli experts have been training batches of Indian farmers in advanced agricultural practices to cultivate dates. The initiative, which is part of the bigger Indo-Israel Agriculture Project, is a further boost to the 'already progressive' farmers of the region who have been growing a range of fruits and even exporting them to countries like the UAE and the UK.
2017-03-23
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Only Barcelona pledged cash aid, says Chapecoense chief
Rio de Janeiro, March 23 (IANS) FC Barcelona is the only European football club to have offered financial support to Chapecoense after the air crash that shook the football world in November, the Brazilian club's president said.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
NASA to use laser communication for high-speed space 'internet'
Washington, March 23 (IANS) In a step towards verifying the efficacy of laser communications for speedier data rates for connections between spacecraft and the Earth, NASA said it is developing a trailblazing, long-term technology demonstration mission.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Lok Sabha condemns London terror attack
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Thursday condemned the terror attack outside the Parliament House in London.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Everyone will get pregnant' after watching Chris Pratt's next
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Actor Chris Pratt has gone gaga over his next superhero film "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" and said that it is better than 1941 classic "Citizen Kane". He even joked that people will get pregnant after watching the film.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sea ice sinks to record lows at both poles this year
Washington, March 23 (IANS) While Arctic Sea ice reached this year a record low wintertime maximum extent, sea ice around Antarctica also hit its lowest extent ever recorded by satellites at the end of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, scientists have said.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Women's sense of smell may influence social life
New York, March 23 (IANS) If you are a women with a good sense of smell, you may have a thriving social life, as well as have improved overall mental and physical health, a study has showed.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Michael Shannon in 'Deadpool 2'
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Actor Michael Shannon might play the role of Cable in upcoming superhero film "Deadpool 2".
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Air India flight grounded in London after bird hit
Ahmedabad/London, March 23 (IANS) National carrier Air India on Thursday said its Ahmedabad-London-Newark flight was grounded in London after a bird hit the aircraft.
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
Excited about Bollywood debut, says Gautham Kurup
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Actor Gautham Kurup, best known for his work in southern films such as "Thuppakki" and "Kandahar", plays a negative role in his Bollywood debut "Bhanwarey" and he is excited about it.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Podolski, in swan song, leads Germany to 1-0 win over England
Dortmund, March 23 (IANS) Forward Lukas Podolski ended his long international football career in fine style, scoring a tremendous goal to lead Germany to a 1-0 victory over England in a friendly here.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
AT&T pulls out Google ads over offensive content
New York, March 23 (IANS) As the controversy over the ads appearing alongside hate or terrorism videos widens, American telecommunication giant AT&T has decided to pull out its ads from most Google-owned sites.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Technology,Terrorism,Business/Economy
'Smart lights to become largest IoT devices in next 5-10 years'
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) With cheaper and smarter lights fast replacing incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), smart connected lights will become one of the largest internet of things (IoT) devices in the next five to 10 years, Harshvardhan Chitale, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Philips Lighting India, has predicted.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Pranab, Modi condemn London attack
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday denounced the terror attack outside British Parliament which claimed five lives.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Chinese contingent participates in Pakistan Day parade
Islamabad, March 23 (IANS) A contingent of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) took part in a grand military parade here on Thursday to mark Pakistan's Republic Day.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Brie Larson to play first female US presidential candidate
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Oscar winning actress Brie Larson will star as Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president of the US, in an upcoming film titled by Woodhull's name.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rajya Sabha criticises media for 'selective reporting'
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Role of the media once again came under scrutiny in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday with members from across parties criticising it for not reporting positive aspect of parliamentary proceedings.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Draft TB control plan targets fewer cases, seeks 4 times more funding
A radical draft National Strategic Plan (NSP) for Elimination of TB that proposes to bring down new infections by nearly 80 per cent over the next eight years says India must expand the programme to the private sector, offer direct benefits transfer to patients, improve surveillance and monitoring of patients, and increase funding for the existing TB control programme.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
AIADMK factions may seek legal recourse to defreeze party symbol
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) The two warring factions in the AIADMK have expressed their plans to seek legal recourse to defreeze the party's "two leaves" symbol as ordered by the Election Commission.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Jharkhand BJP MLA booked for ex-Deputy Mayor's murder
Ranchi, March 23 (IANS) Jharkhand BJP legislator Sanjiv Singh has been named in the murder of former Deputy Mayor of Dhanbad Neeraj Singh and an FIR filed against him, the state police said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Talks on for 'Appatlo Okadundevadu' Hindi remake: director
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Director Sagar Chandra says talks have been initiated for the Hindi remake of his last year's critically-acclaimed Telugu hit "Appatlo Okadundevadu".
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
New Zealand holds interest rate at historic low
Wellington, March 23 (IANS) New Zealand's central bank held its official cash rate (OCR) at a historic low of 1.75 per cent on Thursday, citing major challenges in the global economy.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Bipasha Basu scores four mn Instagram followers (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Actress Bipasha Basu has garnered over four million followers on Instagram. She has thanked her fans and followers for giving her strength with their love and support.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Woman found hanging at Metro station
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) A woman was found hanging at the Kashmere Gate Metro station here on Thursday in an apparent case of suicide, a security official said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why empowering women is key to sustainable development in Hindu Kush Himalayas
Patna, March 23 (IANS) Although from three different countries, Mahima Shrestha, Sadia Farhat and Rukmini Devi have something in common -- they are fighting for their own empowerment in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) countries of Nepal, Bangladesh and India. They are among millions of women in the HKH region whose empowerment will help achieve sustainable development, experts say.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
South Asian women more at risk of osteoporosis: Study
London, March 23 (IANS) Pre-menopausal women of South Asian origin might be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life, owing to higher levels of a by-product of bone resorption, a new study in the journal Bone reports.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Native Australian bird spotted after 100 years
Sydney, March 23 (IANS) A group of birdwatchers spotted an Australian night parrot, once thought to be extinct, for the first time in 100 years.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Nine Afghan policemen killed
Kabul, March 23 (IANS) Nine police personnel were killed on Thursday in an attack in Afghanistan's Kunduz province, a security official said.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Delhi lawyers on strike, paralyse judiciary
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The judicial work in the national capital on Thursday was paralysed as the city lawyers went on strike to "safeguard the dignity" of the legal profession.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistani President offers dialogue to India
Islamabad, March 23 (IANS) Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday offered a dialogue with India to peacefully resolve the Kashmir dispute.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Modi condemns London attack
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief over Wednesday's terror attack outside the Parliament in central London which claimed the lives of five people.
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Terrorism
Modi asks BJP MPs from UP to focus on development
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday cautioned BJP MPs from Uttar Pradesh to refrain from pressurising state officials and also asked them to focus on development of their region, sources said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
New commission for socially, educationally backward
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Union cabinet has approved setting up of National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes replacing the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC).
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Twitter takes away the fear of reaching out to people: Ryan Gosling
Las Vegas, March 23 (IANS) Ryan Gosling, who has achieved superstar status after his role as a passionate jazz musician in "La La Land", says Twitter takes away the fear of reaching out to people but not the consequence of it.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
A taste of uniqueness for gastronomes in extreme northeast (Foodie Trail-Basar/Arunachl Pradesh)
Basar (Arunachal Pradesh), March 23 (IANS) Starting with the locally-famous "achin pinam" (spiced rice) to smoked beef platters, or the "amin" made out of rice cake and chicken, every dish cooked in Arunachal Pradesh's Basar town gives out a flavour of the hills and wilderness that surrounds the place.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Features
Anushka, Diljit keep believing in the impossible: SRK
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has praised the forthcoming film "Phillauri" and has asked actors Anushka Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh "to keep believing in the impossible".
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Puri Jagannadh shoots massive action sequence for next
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Puri Jagannadh, who has begun working on his next yet-untitled Telugu project with actor Nandamuri Balakrishna, says he has just wrapped up a massive action sequence.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Modi pays tribute to martyred revolutionaries
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to the martyred revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on their death anniversary, saying the nation will never forget their sacrifice.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Amarinder emerged as a model for a dispassionate biography'
Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Unlike a politician or a royal, both of which he is, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh does not hold back on sharing information about himself. This is reflected in his just-released authorised biography.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
iPhone 6s named best-Selling smartphone of 2016
London, March 23 (IANS) Apple's iPhone 6s has topped the list of best-selling smartphones in 2016, according to financial services company IHS Markit.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
India ashamed of sexuality, physicality: Actress Radhika Apte
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte, who has often been under the scanner for her "bold" approach in her films, says anything remotely associated with human body can turn out to be a problem in India -- a country that is "very ashamed of sexuality and physicality".
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
40,000 Delhi doctors on mass casual leave to protest rising assaults
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Over 40,000 resident doctors in the national capital went on a mass Casual Leave on Thursday in support of their counterparts in Maharashtra who are on similar protest following rising assaults.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Modi remembers Lohia on birth anniversary
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid his tributes to nationalist leader Ram Manohar Lohia on his birth anniversary, calling him a constant source of inspiration.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I'm a survivor: Neha Dhupia
Alwar (Rajasthan), March 23 (IANS) It has been over a decade since she made her foray into Bollywood after winning the Miss India crown in 2002. Neha Dhupia looks at her journey in awe and says she feels like a "survivor".
2017-03-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facebook Live available to desktop users now
New York, March 23 (IANS) Facebook users can now go live directly from their desktops using their webcams and also broadcast gameplay from their computers.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nobody will back you if you're not talented: 'Phillauri' director
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Anshai Lal, who is making his directorial debut with Anushka Sharma production's "Phillauri", says the film industry has been very kind to him. Citing examples of names like Maneesh Sharma and Shashank Khaitan, who have created a mark with their talent, he says the concept of nepotism doesn't hold true for directors.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Four killed in US shooting rampage
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Four persons including a police officer were killed in Wisconsin, US, after a domestic dispute escalated into shootings at three different locations and a dramatic standoff between police and the suspect, officials said.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
My support is for no one: Rajinikanth
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday said he has no plans to extend support to any party in the forthcoming crucial RK Nagar bypoll here.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Global box office reaches record $38bn in 2016
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Global box office revenue hit a record $38.6 billion in 2016, according to a report released by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
India's UN connect: A treasured tome
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) This one surely is for posterity, perhaps the first exhaustive and definitive work on the India-UN connect over the past seven decades, presented in 70 theme-based chapters spread over three sections.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Sunken S.Korean passenger ferry lifted after 3 years
Seoul, March 23 (IANS) South Korean officials on Thursday lifted a sunken passenger ferry which capsized in 2014 killing over 300 people.
2017-03-23
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google Maps unveils new real-time location sharing feature
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Google Maps on Thursday announced a new real-time location sharing feature which will be available for both Android and iOS users.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Adobe, Microsoft working together on artificial intelligence
Las Vegas, March 23 (IANS) Adobe and Microsoft are jointly working on artificial intelligence (AI) to offer better products and provide customers more automated, intelligence-based experiences, a top Adobe official said here.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Honduras,Technology,Business/Economy
Trump's Supreme Court pick complete Senate hearings
Washington, March 23 (IANs) Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee for the vacant Supreme Court seat, completed his Senate confirmation hearings and managed to avoid commenting on the legality of the travel ban.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Partly cloudy morning on Wednesday in Delhi
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature recorded at 18.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hackers threaten to wipe iPhones data, Apple says no breach
San Francisco, March 23 (IANS) After a hacker or group of hackers threatened to remotely wipe data from millions of iPhones including photos, videos and messages, Apple has denied any such breach into iPhones.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
37% approve of Trump's job performance: Poll
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Only 37 per cent Americans have said they approve of President Donald Trump's job performance, with 56 per cent saying that they do not, according to a new poll.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rajinikanth to unveil housing scheme in Jaffna
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth will hand over keys to 150 homes built for Tamils by Gnanam Foundation on April 9 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, according to a statement released by Lyca Productions.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Southern Cinema
Adobe, Microsoft working together on artificial intelligence
Las Vegas, March 23 (IANS) Adobe and Microsoft are jointly working on artificial intelligence (AI) to offer better products and provide customers more automated, intelligence-based experiences, a top Adobe official said here.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Honduras,Technology,Business/Economy
Trials against 179 former FARC guerrillas begin
Bogota, March 23 (IANS) Trials against former guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for 900 crimes including homicide, forced disappearance have begun, said the prosecutor's office.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Colombia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump, House Republicans working on health care deal
Washington, March 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and House Republicans are still scrambling to reach a deal on legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare ahead of a vote on Thursday, the media reported.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Key Indian equity market indices open higher
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices opened higher on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Beijing officials 'warned' US bomber during flyover
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Beijing officials warned a US military aircraft during a routine East China Sea flyover telling the pilots that they were illegally operating in its airspace and ordering the American plane to leave, a top official said.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Trump's son criticises London mayor after attack
Washington, March 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's son has criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the immediate aftermath of an attack in the city that killed five and wounded about 40 on the grounds of the British Parliament, a media report said.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians'
Washington, March 23 (IANS) The FBI has information that indicates President Donald Trump's associates may have communicated with suspected Russian operatives to influence the November presidential polls, a media report said.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Politics, US Elections
Four killed in Wisconsin shootings
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Three civilians and a police officer were killed in a "shooting incident" in northern Wisconsin, US, police said.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Adele enjoys record-breaking tour of Australia
Canberra, March 23 (IANS) Grammy winning singer Adele broke records in every city she visited during her eight-concert tour in Australia.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Terror in heart of London: Five killed in Parliament attack
London, March 23 (IANS) British police confirmed that deal toll in Wednesday's terror attack outside the Parliament in central London has risen to five.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Israel says 2014 assault in Gaza 'disproportionate'
Jerusalem, March 23 (IANS) Israel's military Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot said on Wednesday that Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip in 2014 was "disproportionate".
2017-03-23
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security
Elizabeth Olsen dating Robbie Arnett
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Actress Elizabeth Olsen is reportedly dating singer Robbie Arnett.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
British PM says attack near parliament 'sick and depraved'
London, March 23 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that the attack near the British Parliament is "sick and depraved".
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Famke Janssen want women to go behind camera
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Actress Famke Janssen says it is important for women to go behind the camera to initiate change for the fairer sex in showbiz.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Syrian army kills 150 rebels during Damascus offensive
Damascus, March 23 (IANS) The Syrian army has killed over 150 rebels during the three-day long military showdown in the eastern part of the capital Damascus, state news agency SANA reported on Wednesday.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Terror in heart of London: India, US, France, EU condole
New Delhi/London/Washington, March 23 (IANS) India, the US, France, the European Union on Wednesday strongly condemned the deadly attack in London that killed at least four and injured 20 people.
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Lena Dunham 'frustrated' by weight loss debate
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Actress Lena Dunham feels frustrated by the scrutiny women face in Hollywood over weight.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Israel hails 'progress' in talks on curbing settlement expansion
Jerusalem, March 23 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said on Wednesday that there has been "significant progress" in recent US-Israeli talks about curbing the settlements expansion in the West Bank settlements, Israeli media reported.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Trump talks with British PM on London attack
Washington, March 23 (IANS) The White House said on Wednesday US President Donald Trump spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May after a deadly attack in London killed at least four.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Akshay Kumar has many similarities with my father: Bhushan Kumar
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Producer Bhushan Kumar says Akshay Kumar is the best choice to play the role of his late father Gulshan Kumar because both have many similarities.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Terror in heart of London: Four killed in Parliament attack
London, March 23 (IANS) Three people and a terrorist were dead after an attacker brought carnage to central London on Wednesday, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and hacking at police with knives in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
States advised to amend law to accommodate AYUSH system
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik on Wednesday urged all state governments to consider amending their state medical practioners act to enable AYUSH system to deal with medical emergencies.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Swasth Uttar Purva' initiative to boost healthcare in NE
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Aiming to improve public health efforts in the North Eastern region of India, the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) on Wednesday launched "Swasth Uttar Purva: Healthy North East" initiative.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
94 big infrastructure projects delayed: Minister
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) As many as 94 big infrastructure projects costing Rs 150 crore and above have been delayed and showed cost overrun, Union Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda informed Parliament on Wednesday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Cabinet nod for extending oil production sharing contracts
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) A Union Cabinet panel on Wednesday approved a policy for extending the licences of oil and gas fields awarded before the 1999 New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) regime, on payment of an additional 10 per cent profit share.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
26.7% of central taxpayers migrate to GSTN in Bengal circle
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) About 26.7 per cent of central taxpayers have migrated to Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) in the Bengal circle, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Top Apollo hospitals official quizzed by Kolkata Police
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Two days after Apollo Hospitals Group Vice-Chairperson Preetha Reddy met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here, Kolkata Police on Wednesday quizzed group Vice-President-HR T. Karunakar regarding a case of hospital's alleged negligence in treatment of a patient.
2017-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
EC freezes AIADMK symbol, neither faction can use party name
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) The Election Commission in an interim order late Wednesday night froze the 'two leaves' poll symbol of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK and also decided that neither of the two factions will use the party's name.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Arunachal Governor cautions NE people against NCR land deals
Itanagar, March 22 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor P.B. Acharya on Wednesday cautioned the people from the north-eastern states against dubious land deals and other criminal activities in the National Capital Region (NCR).
2017-03-22
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
NSE to add 15 stocks to F&O sector from March 31
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Stock exchange major National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday announced that it will add 15 stocks to the futures and options (F&O) segment.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
India condemns London terror attack
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) India on Wednesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack in London that reportedly killed two persons and injured several others.
2017-03-22
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Four held, Rs 6.58 crore in old currency seized
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Four property dealers were arrested in Delhi and over Rs 6 crore in demonetised notes seized from them, Delhi Police said on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CESTAT expects pending tax disputes to reduce before GST roll out
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) The Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) expects number of pending tax disputes would go down before implementation of Goods and Services Tax as it is disposing of cases quickly, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Four meat shops set ablaze in UP's Hathras
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Four makeshift meat shops were set afire on Wednesday in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras area by anti-social elements, the town's residents said.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Union Cabinet nod to first phase of northeast road project
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the development of 403 km of National Highways in Meghalaya and Mizoram, official sources said.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves amendments in Customs and Excise Act
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved amendments to the Customs and Excise Act to pave way for the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime rollout from July 1.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Cabinet nods Rs 1,000-cr initial corpus for Fund of Funds for Start-ups
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved Rs 1,000-crore initial corpus for the Fund of Funds for Start-ups (FFS), which was established in June last year.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hindustan Zinc announces Rs 13,985 cr interim dividend
Udaipur, March 22 (IANS) Hindustan Zinc, a subsidiary of Vedanta Limited, on Wednesday announced a one-time interim dividend of Rs 13,985 crore for the financial year 2016-17.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves MoU with US on cyber security
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Memorandum of Understanding on the cyber security with the United States, said an official release.
2017-03-22
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Cabinet nod to closure of joint ventures CHBL, ICBL
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved the closure of two joint ventures -- Indian Oil-Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) Biofuels Ltd. (ICBL) and CREDA-HPCL Biofuel Ltd. (CHBL).
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
People have narrow definition of co-production: Ajit Thakur
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) As Bollywood entertainment industry is collaborating with various international production houses and studios, CEO of Eros International's Trinity Pictures Ajit Thakur said that most of the people have a narrow definition of co-production.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Business/Economy
Modi to open country's longest tunnel on April 2
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Prime Minster Narendra Modi will inaugurate country's longest highway tunnel on NH-44 in Jammu and Kashmir on April 2, said Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves fresh estimates for expansion of water channels
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved fresh estimates for deepening and widening of the Mumbai harbour channel and the JN Port channel (Phase-II).
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Delhi election panel acting as subordinate to political masters: AAP
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The ruling AAP on Wednesday accused the Delhi State Election Commission of acting as a subordinate of its political masters by ordering removal/covering of "Aam" word displayed in Delhi government's schemes.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC forms panel for blocking videos of sexual offences
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday set up a high-powered expert committee to look for technological solution to block the uploading of videos of rape and child pornography on internet.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Cabinet approves amendment to Right to Education Act
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendment to the Right to Education Act to ensure that all teachers acquire minimum educational qualifications.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Civic bodies' elections in Delhi deferred to April 23
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Delhi State Election Commission on Wednesday deferred the municipal elections in the national capital by a day to April 23 as the earlier date clashed with Class 12 exams of the Central Board of Secondary Education.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Highest 1,442 LWE cadres surrendered in 2016: Home Ministry
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry said on Wednesday the government's rehabilitation policies had led to the record surrender of 1,422 Left Wing Extremist (LWE) cadres in 2016 -- almost double compared to 2015.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Union Cabinet nod to amendments to Nabard Act
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to the Nabard Act to increase its authorisd capital from Rs 5,000 crore to Rs 30,000 crore, an official statement said.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves MSP for copra
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given approval for Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Rs 6,500 for Fair Average Quality (FAQ) of milling copra for the 2017 season compared to Rs 5,950 per quintal in 2016.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Man held for stealing lingerie from Bengaluru women's hostel
Bengaluru, March 22 (IANS) A mentally disturbed person was arrested for allegedly stealing lingerie from the Maharani Women's College hostel in the city and wearing them, said police on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Highest 1,442 LWE cadres surrendered in 2016: Home Ministry
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry said on Wednesday the government's rehabilitation policies had led to the record surrender of 1,422 Left Wing Extremist (LWE) cadres in 2016 -- almost double compared to 2015.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Instructing filmmakers to make cuts not CBFC's job: Benegal
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, chairperson of a committee that has recommended guidelines for certification of films by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), says the censor board's job is only to certify movies.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Man shot dead in Delhi
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) A 42-year-old man was shot dead by two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants in south Delhi, police said on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Uttarakhand CM Rawat meets Modi, union ministers
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed issues related to state's development.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I love Kohli and Australian public love him: Former Aussie captain Clarke
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke on Wednesday slammed his country's media for "tarnishing" India skipper Virat Kohli's image and stressed that his country "loves" the Indian except a handful of journalists.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Spain defender Carvajal doubtful for Israel clash
Madrid, March 22 (IANS) Spain defender Dani Carvajal is doubtful for the 2018 football World Cup qualifier against Israel, as the Real Madrid star has been unable to train with his teammates on Wednesday morning due to a bout of flu.
2017-03-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Israel proving to be India's technological partner, says diplomat
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Israel is proving to be India's tried and tested technological partner, a diplomat from the West Asian country said here on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Technology,Diplomacy
Delhi appoints officers to prepare medical report of child rape survivors
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Delhi Government on Wednesday appointed all the five Regional Health Directors as nodal officers to prepare medical reports of girl rape survivors and send it to the Health Department by 10th of every month.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Deulofeu feels Milan switch has earned him Spain call
Madrid, March 22 (IANS) Spain winger Gerard Deulofeu believes his decision to swap English Premier League (EPL) club Everton for Italian football giants AC Milan has been fundamental in his return to the national set-up.
2017-03-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Unmanned electric buses to ply in new Andhra capital
Amaravati, March 22 (IANS) Unmanned electric buses will run on the roads of this upcoming city, one of the nine planned in the residual Andhra Pradesh after Telangana was carved out of it.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
SWN sets up 'Water ATMs' in Telangana
Hyderabad, March 22 (IANS) Safe Water Network India (SWN), a non-profit organisation providing affordable and safe off-grid drinking water solutions, has launched a "Water ATM" in Telangana.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Peru face must-win game against Venezuela in World Cup qualifier
Caracas, March 22 (IANS) Peru, who still have an outside chance of qualifying for the 2018 football World Cup for the first time since 1982, realistically need an away win over Venezuela this week to keep those hopes alive.
2017-03-22
Category: International, Venezuela,Sports,Football
'Simultaneous polls backdoor method for presidential form of government'
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The idea of simultaneous general and state assembly elections being fervently pushed by the government is a "backdoor method" of intiducing presidential form of government in India, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury said in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MP bans book, blacklists author
Bhopal, March 22 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has proscribed a book -- which allegedly describes a tribe as killers of cows -- and blacklisted its author, a minister said on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Fund-starved documentary on Ray's Feluda pins hope on crowd-funding
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) The makers of a documentary that pays tribute to the fictional detective Feluda, created by auteur Satyajit Ray over 50 years ago, are raising funds through crowd-funding to wrap up the venture in time for a screening at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF).
2017-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Adiyanath bans pan, gutka in UP offices, allocates portfolios (Roundup)
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday banned chewing of 'paan' (beetal leaves), and consumption of tobacco and its products in all state government offices, hospitals and educational institutions and directed for ban on use of polythene.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Adityanath allocate portfolios; retains home, revenue
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday allotted portfolios to his ministers, rettaining over three dozen departments, including home and revenue.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Congress ex-leader S.M. Krishna joins BJP
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Former Congress leader S.M. Krishna on Wednesday joined the BJP, calling it "very important stop in my onward journey".
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Living Walls - Street art with Mohamed Abla, Yogesh Saini
Cairo, March 22 (IANS) "Living Walls - Street Art", a celebration of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, food and wellbeing is currently underway here as part of the ongoing "India by the Nile 2017" exposition currently underway here.
2017-03-22
Category: International, Egypt,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Ashok Leyland expects 10% YoY growth in truck segment
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland on Wednesday said its truck segment is expected to grow at 10 per cent year-on-year (YoY) in the Indian logistics sector.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Aadhaar may become only ID, vital to curb tax evasion: Jaitley
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Aadhaar may become the only identity (ID) card in future, while making it mandatory for filing of Income Tax returns is necessary to curb tax evasion and frauds, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Indians value quality of customer service: Study
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Quality of customer service is more important to Indian consumers than the value of a product, a study by American Express said on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Police officer, another, shot at outside Westminster
London, March 22 (IANS) Two men, including a police officer, were shot at outside Westminster on Wednesday, leading to the lower house of parliament suspending its proceedings, the media reported.
2017-03-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spurned lover throws acid on girl, surrenders
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) A 23-year-old spurned lover threw acid on a girl residing in his neighbourhood here on Wednesday morning. She had refused his marriage proposal a week ago, police said.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ranjan Mathai cleared as Jet Airways' independent director
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Jet Airways on Wednesday said the appointment of Ranjan Mathai as the independent director of the company has been cleared by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA).
2017-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Two shot outside British Parliament
London, March 22 (IANS) Two men, including a police officer, were shot outside Parliament on Wednesday, the media reported.
2017-03-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Volkswagen starts production of SUV Tiguan in India
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) European car maker Volkswagen on Wednesday said it has started production of its sports utility vehicle (SUV) Tiguan in India.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Surgical strikes against Pakistan proved effective: Minister
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) There has been a reduction in ceasefire violations and casualties on the Indian side of the Line of Control after India conducted surgical strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, a minister said on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sikhism to be included in census forms: Pakistan court
Islamabad, March 22 (IANS) The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday directed the provincial statistics department to include the Sikh community in the national census form prepared for the ongoing headcount.
2017-03-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
SBI-Mahila Bank merger on April 1: RBI
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Mahila Bank will be merged with the State Bank of India on April 1, along with five associate banks, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BJP hits street demanding arrest of Narada-tainted TMC leaders
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) The West Bengal unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday organised a massive rally here demanding arrest of the Trinamool Congress leaders purportedly seen taking money in the Narada sting operation footage.
2017-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mukesh takes halfway lead at Kolkata Classic golf meet
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Golfer Mukesh Kumar grabbed the halfway lead at the Kolkata Classic courtesy his second round of four-under 68 here at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Golf
SC summons Chief Secretaries of 10 drought-affected states
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Chief Secretaries of 10 States to be present before it for their failure to comply with its order to provide relief to the drought-affected areas of their states.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Top seed girls crash out of Rendez-Vous tennis tourney
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Janvi Patel of Gurajat shocked Shivani Sravya, top seed in the girls singles of the under-18 category, at the ongoing Rendez-Vous A Roland Garros national series tennis tournament at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad (DKS) here on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Two Nigerians, Indian woman held for marriage fraud
Gurugram, March 22 (IANS) Two Nigerians and an Indian woman have been arrested on the charge of duping a Gurugram-based woman of Rs 10 lakh on the pretext of getting her married to a foreigner, police said on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa, Kerala; Bengal and Mizoram look to reach Santosh Trophy final (Preview)
Bambolim (Goa), March 22 (IANS) Goa will take on Kerala for a place in the national football championship for the Santosh Trophy final after a gap of eight years while Bengal and Mizoram lock horns in another semi-final here on Thursday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
19 Maharashtra MLAs suspended, opposition says 'murder of democracy'
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) In a drastic move, 19 opposition legislators were on Wednesday suspended till December 31 by Maharashtra Speaker Haribhau Bagade for creating ruckus over farm loans in the house on Saturday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress for CBI probe into ex-Deputy Mayor's killing (Lead, Correcting intro)
Ranchi, March 22 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday sought a CBI probe into the killing in Jharkhand of former Deputy Mayor of Dhanbad Neeraj Singh.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amarinder meets Modi, seeks special package for farmers
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a special central government package to provide one-time loan waiver to the beleaguered, debt-ridden farmers of Punjab.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress for CBI probe into ex-Deputy Mayor's killing
Ranchi, March 22 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday sought a CBI probe into the killing in Jharkhand of former Deputy Mayor of Dhanbad Neeraj Singh.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himachal HC seeks report on industrial pollution
Shimla, March 22 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to respond within two weeks on rising pollution in Baddi industrial area in Solan district.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Culture shapes how we see the world: Vice President
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said culture can be an important element in dealing with the issues confronting humanity and can change the attitudes needed to ensure peace and sustainable development.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit
London, March 22 (IANS) EU chiefs have warned airlines, including easyJet and Ryanair, that they will need to relocate their headquarters or sell off shares to European nationals if they want to continue flying routes within continental Europe after Brexit, a media report said.
2017-03-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy
BJP MPs allege question tampering
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Two BJP members on Wednesday accused the Lok Sabha secretariat of tampering with their questions, prompting Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to assure them of a probe into the matter.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India, China slow down coal expansion, says report
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Cuts in coal-based power plants and a strong growth in renewable energy has caused a significant slowdown of coal expansion in Asian countries, particularly India and China, says a report.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
11-fold increase in car imports by India from Britain
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) Indian import of cars from Britain has seen nearly 11-fold increase in the past seven years, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Priyanka's 'Quantico' to talk about Trump, immigration policies
Los Angeles, March 22 (IANS) The forthcoming content of American drama series "Quantico", which stars Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, will deal with US President Donald Trump's immigration policy and 'Muslim registry' instead of terrorism, says showrunner Josh Safran.
2017-03-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Haryana starts e-vetting, e-custody of court matters
Chandigarh, March 22 (IANS) Haryana has become the only Indian state to introduce e-vetting of replies to be filed in court as well as generate and deliver custody of certificates online, a senior law officer said on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
India made to work hard for 3-2 win against Cambodia in friendly
Phnom Penh (Cambodia), March 22 (IANS) India made heavy weather of their 3-2 win over lower-ranked Cambodia in a FIFA international football friendly at the Olympic Stadium here on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: International, Cambodia,Sports,Football
Photojournalists manhandled at Rajinikanth's '2.o' sets
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) Two photojournalists were manhandled here on Wednesday on the sets of Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil science-fiction action film "2.o". A police complaint was made but was later withdrawn.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Media,Southern Cinema,Crime/Disaster/Accident
North Korea's latest missile test 'worries' China
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) China has expressed serious concern and called for restraint amid tensions in the region following a fresh missile test by North Korea on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Former FC Barcelona president Agustí Montal passes away at 82
Barcelona, March 22 (IANS) Former president of FC Barcelona, Agustí Montal, who helmed the Catalan football giants between 1969 and 1977, died on Wednesday at 82 years of age.
2017-03-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Amarinder seeks farm loan waiver for Punjab
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) New Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday and pitched for waiving of loans of the state's farmers.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
UP bans chewing paan, paan masala in offices
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) The new Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday banned chewing of "paan" (betel leaf) and "paan masala", widely known as "gutkha", in all government buildings.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
59 countries & regions set for World Cross Country meet in Uganda
Kampala, March 22 (IANS) A total of 59 countries and regions will take part in the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Cross Country Championship scheduled to take place here this weekend.
2017-03-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Athletics
Trends to pick out from AIFW A/W 2017
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Autumn/Winter 2017 edition of Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) might have ended, but it has left behind cues for several looks that one can go for. From going bold with graphic eyeliner to opting for slick hair pony tail, it's time to experiment with your looks, say experts.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Election panel reserves order in AIADMK symbol case
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) The Election Commission on Wednesday reserved its order after hearing day-long arguments from rival AIADMK factions in Tamil Nadu on the allocation of the "two leaves" party symbol, one of the petitioners said.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Coach Lippi demands maximum effort from Chinese footballers
Changsha (China), March 22 (IANS) Most Chinese football fans believe it would be one of the biggest tests for national team head coach Marcello Lippi in his career when they face South Korea in a vital World Cup qualifier but the Italian 2016 World Cup winning coach showed full confidence in his players on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Tax commercial, domestic gas equally under GST: Auto LPG body
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) With the Goods and Services Tax (GST) slated for implementation from July 1, the Indian Auto LPG Coalition (IAC) has urged rationalisation in duties of domestic and commercial liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to encourage use of environment-friendly auto LPG and prevent diversion of domestic fuel for commercial use.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Armyman Pemba Tamang bags Gold at Masters Shooting tourney
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Veteran shooter Pemba Tamang of the Indian Army fired a total of 579 to clinch the gold in mens 25m Centre Fire Pistol event at the XI Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters at the Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Prachanda to meet Xi on China visit
Kathmandu, March 22 (IANS) Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' will leave here for China on Thursday to attend the Boao Asia Forum in China's Hainan province during which he will also meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Bihar launches free WiFi for students
Patna, March 22 (IANS) The Bihar government on Wednesday launched an ambitious programme to provide free WiFi facilities in colleges and universities.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Technology,Education
Constitution's basics violated by introducing EVMs: BSP
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) BSP leader Satish Chandra Misra on Wednesday said the "basic structure of the Constitution has been tinkered with" by introducing Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jadeja, Pujara, Vijay get Grade A contracts; Raina, Harbhajan miss out
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Test stars Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay were on Wednesday rewarded with Grade A category of the BCCI annual contracts, the amount of which has been doubled to Rs two crore from this season while middle order batsman Suresh Raina failed to figure in the list.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Save water, harvest wastewater'
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Keeping track of time with a smartphone in bathroom, checking on a toilet flush leak and going for satellite water reclamation plants in your building are some ways to save water and to treat wastewater, say experts.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife
Water conservation an ongoing campaign, says minister
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Marking World Water Day, Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday launched a water management policy pledging to make Indian Railways greener and water efficient.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kanika adds personal touch to 'Diya Aur...' sequel (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Popular for playing Meenakshi in "Diya Aur Baati Hum", actress Kanika Maheshwari says she has added a personal touch to the role in the upcoming sequel of the television show.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi lawyers to go on strike on Thursday
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Lawyers in Delhi will abstain from work on Thursday to oppose the BCI's suggestion to the Law Commission to ban strikes by advocates and impose penalties too.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
No court relief for Haryana ex-minister on pending cases
Gurugram, March 22 (IANS) A sessions court here on Wednesday refused to hear immediately former minister Sukhbir Kataria's revision petition for clubbing together all cases pending against him in over a dozen courts and assigning them to a single court.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Moody's affirms negative outlook on Adani Abbot Point Terminal
Sydney, March 22 (IANS) US rating agency Moody's on Wednesday maintained the Adani Group-run Abbot Point Terminal Ltd's Ba2 bank credit facility rating, saying its outlook is negative.
2017-03-22
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
No one symbol to Swaraj India: Election Commission
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Election Commission on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court it cannot allot a common symbol to an unrecognized party.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Aadhaar forced on people: Opposition; walk out from Lok Sabha
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) An opposition member in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday accused the government of forcing Indians to get Aadhaar Cards, with Congress, Trinamool Congress and Biju Janata Dal members walking out before the Finance Bill was passed.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress MLA in Manipur faces disqualification
Imphal, March 22 (IANS) Manipur speaker Y. Khemchand told the assembly on Wednesday that a notice has been received seeking disqualification of T. Shyamkumar, who was elected on a Congress ticket.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Journalists not allowed to report truth: Sharad Yadav
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Janata Dal(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Wednesday said media organisations in the country are in the clutches of businessmen and "journalists are not free to report the truth".
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
SC defers hearing on Babri Masjid conspiracy case
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred for Thursday the hearing on a CBI plea seeking restoration of charge of criminal conspiracy against senior BJP leaders in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Crackdown on drugs, late parties is priority: Parrikar
Panaji, March 22 (IANS) Goa Police has been told to crack down on drugs and late night parties where drugs are sold, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
International Kids Couture to start on April 1
Bengaluru, March 22 (IANS) The International Kids Couture (IKC) Summer 2017, to be held across four Indian cities starting April 1, will feature kidswear brands and designers showcasing the latest in the fashion segment.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rajshri Deshpande eager to enter world of 'Manto'
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Actress Rajshri Deshpande, who has been roped in to essay the role of writer Ismat Chughtai in upcoming movie "Manto", says she always wanted to be a part of the "beautiful world" that actress-filmmaker Nandita Das creates with her work.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Congress leader S.M. Krishna joins BJP
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister S.M. Krishna on Wednesday joined the BJP and heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ookla claims data accuracy, Jio says data contaminated
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Clarifying on its testing method, broadband speed tester Ookla on Wednesday said data accuracy and neutrality is of utmost importance and the company goes to great lengths to ensure that the information collected on any Speedtest internet test is verifiably correct.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Couple held for theft of Rs 80 lakh jewellery
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) A man and his wife have been arrested on charges of involvement in a robbery of jewellery worth over Rs 80 lakh in Delhi, police said on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC notice to government over lifetime pension to lawmakers
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the government's response to a plea by NGO Lok Prahari, which has challenged the rules providing for lifetime pension to former members of Parliament and their spouses.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Prohibition main theme of Bihar Diwas
Patna, March 22 (IANS) The three-day Bihar Diwas inaugurated by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday has prohibition as its main theme this year.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Amnesty International disappointed with probe in 1984 Sikh riots
Chandigarh, March 22 (IANS) International rights group Amnesty International on Wednesday said it was disappointed with the functioning of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to re-investigate closed cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Process on to buy five truck scanners: Centre
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The government on Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha that it is in the process of procuring five full-body truck scanners for deployment at border check posts, including Attari in Punjab, along the India-Pakistan border.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
TN wants bodies of fishermen from Saudi Arabia
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday urged the Indian government to bring back the bodies of three Indian fishermen who reportedly died while fishing off Saudi Arabia.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Secure borders to stop terrorist infiltration: Congress to government
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday voiced concern over the increased infiltration of terrorists in India and asked the government to "match its rhetoric over the issue" by securing borders in a foolproof manner.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Harikrishna among favourites in Shenzhen-Longgang chess tourney
Shenzhen (China), March 22 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna will begin as one of the favourites in the prestigious Shenzhen Longgang Chess Grand Master tournament that gets under way here on Thursday.
2017-03-22
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Finance Bill passed in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) After two-day debate, the Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Finance Bill.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Indian equities slide on negative global cues (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Indian equity markets on Wednesday slipped for the third consecutive trade session, as investors' sentiments were dented on the back of negative global cues, coupled with a weak rupee and heavy selling pressure in automobile, consumer durables and banking stocks.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
U-17 World Cup: FIFA urges Delhi to hasten training sites work
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The World football governing body FIFA, while inspecting the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here, on Wednesday urged Indian authorities to speed up work on areas like training sites for the Under-17 World Cup which is less than 200 days away.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
India ranks 131 on Human Development Index
New York, March 22 (IANS) India came down by one slot and was ranked 131st among 188 countries on Human Development Index (HDI) 2016 released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
2017-03-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Chuck Berry's final album to release on June 16
Los Angeles, March 22 (IANS) Late legendary rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry's final album and first new recordings in nearly four decades will be released on June 16.
2017-03-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
6 hurt as Haryana villagers clash over casteist remarks
Gurugram, March 22 (IANS) Six persons were injured when members of two communities clashed on Wednesday in a Gurugram village over casteist remarks on a social networking site and WhatsApp chat, police said.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maharashtra medicos agitation escalates, pay cuts threatened
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) The three-day mass Casual Leave by resident doctors in Maharashtra's government hospital escalated with 40,000 medicos of the Indian Medical Association joining their protest on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
BCCI COA issues clarification on full member status
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The BCCI Committee of Administrators (COA) on Wednesday issued a clarification to what it described as "misconceived" media reports suggesting that the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) and Gujarat Cricket Association have been selected as the only full members of the board from these two states.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Brazilian designer brings out Princess line for Indian market
ew Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Princess-like ensembles by Brazilian-born designer Daniella Helayel, whose sapphire blue silk creation was worn by Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton when her engagement to Prince William was announced, will now be available in India.
2017-03-22
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Golfer Vani grabs lead on opening day of Hero Women's Tour
Pune, March 22 (IANS) Delhi golfer Vani Kapoor carded the only sub-par round of one-under (70) to take the lead on the opening day of the Rs 6,00,000-Hero Womens Professional Tour 2017 at the Poona Club Golf Course here on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Golf
Ibrahimovic says row with Guardiola still riles him
Manchester, March 22 (IANS) Manchester United's mercurial striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed on Wednesday that his fallout with former FC Barcelona head coach Pep Guardiola in the 2009-10 season still riles him up.
2017-03-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Dhanush has reintroduced me as hero: Raj Kiran
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) Veteran actor Raj Kiran, who plays the lead in upcoming Tamil drama "Power Paandi", said on Wednesday that he is happy to be reintroduced as hero.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Indian online fashion market to hit $12-$14 bn by 2020
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Led by spurt in smartphone penetration, improved logistics infrastructure, convenient payment gateways, and the evolved online shoppers, the domestic online fashion market is estimated to reach $12-$14 bn level by 2020, according to a new report on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tejaswi taunts Modi for 'hollow' Bihar Diwas greetings
Patna, March 22 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav on Wednesday taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for greeting people on "Bihar Diwas" without either according special category status or providing any special package to the state.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Tax collections will exceed Rs 17 lakh crore: Jaitley
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Despite the impact of demonetisation, Indian tax collections this fiscal will exceeed budgetary estimates, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Youth Congress leader who criticised Rahul, Antony quits party
Kollam (Kerala) March 22 (IANS) A day after criticising Rahul Gandhi and A.K. Antony in his Facebook post, Kerala Youth Congress Vice President C.R. Mahesh on Wednesday announced his decision to quit the party.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Tobacco control treaty cut global smoking rates by 2.5%: Lancet
Toronto, March 22 (IANS) WHO's tobacco control treaty, which came into effect in 2005, has achieved a 2.5 per cent reduction in global smoking rate, according to a study published in The Lancet Public Health.
2017-03-22
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
I work on projects that challenge me, says DJ Nucleya
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) DJ Nucleya, popular for songs like "Akkad bakkad" and "Let's nacho", says he likes to challenge himself as a musician, and picks projects on that basis only.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Centre assures Punjab CM on CCL for wheat procurement
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely on Wednesday assured Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh that he would direct the RBI to ensure that all arrangements for wheat procurement in the state are in place by March 25.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Tennis star Kvitova recovering from arm injury
Prostejov (Czech Republic), March 22 (IANS) Czech tennis star Petra Kvitová has revealed that she has been working hard on her recovery from the left arm injury she suffered after being attacked by a knife-wielding assailant in her home here on December 20.
2017-03-22
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Tennis
Centre not providing funds to buy VVPAT machines: Congress
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said that the Narendra Modi government was not providing funds to the Election Commission (EC) to buy VVPAT machines despite the apex court's orders, raising doubts about its intentions.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ORBCOMM opens new centre of excellence in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, March 22 (IANS) ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has moved its India operations to a new technology centre of excellence for software application development and Tier One customer care in Hyderabad.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Samsung Pay debuts in India
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Joining the 'go digital' bandwagon, South Korean giant Samsung on Wednesday launched Samsung Pay, the company's flagship mobile payments service, in India.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Medicine to prevent maternal deaths shows promise
Sydney, March 22 (IANS) The inhaled form of a medicine may help prevent mothers from dying in childbirth due to more bleeding than normal, show results of a human trial.
2017-03-22
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
No problem with Sidhu's TV show if it's permissible: Punjab CM
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said his party had no problem with Navjot Singh Sidhu working in a TV show if it is constitutionally permissible.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Qualcomm inks MoU with T-Hub for strategic collaboration
Hyderabad, March 22 (IANS) Telecom equipment company Qualcomm Incorporated on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with T-Hub, India's leading technology incubator, for a strategic collaboration.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Documentary on Tirumala Tirupati on TV soon (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) "Inside Tirumala Tirupati", a documentary about Tirumala Tirupati, will bring the story behind the temple to the small screen.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
PDP, Congress nominees file papers in Anantnag
Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) Candidates of both the Jammu and Kashmir's ruling PDP and the Congress on Wednesday filed their nomination papers for the Anantnag Lok Sabha by-election.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Former Liverpool captain Moran passes away at 83
Liverpool, March 22 (IANS) Ronnie Moran, former Liverpool football club captain and coach, breathed his last at the age of 83 here on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Remove 'Aam' word from AAP government schemes: EC
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Ahead of municipal elections in the national capital, the Delhi Election Commission has directed the AAP government in the capital to remove "Aam" word from all forms of display of its schemes.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Why India needs more male health workers -- to tackle maternal-health crisis
Female health workers are the primary drivers of maternal health initiatives, but male health workers (MHWs) could complement their services significantly, according to a 2015 research study conducted in rural Odisha.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine
No proposal to introduce yoga in UPSC exams: Minister
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Centre is not considering any proposal to introduce yoga as an optional subject in UPSC exams, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Education
'New anti-doping agency ITA may be truly independent'
Moscow, March 22 (IANS) There are reasons to believe that the new Independent Anti-Doping Testing Agency (ITA) to be established soon will be truly unbiased, the head of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) said.
2017-03-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Kerala must tackle attacks on women, children, says Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, March 22 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala on Wednesday asked the state government to immediately step in and initiate a movement against the rising incidence of attacks on women and children.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three meat shops set afire in UP's Hathras
Hathras, March 22 (IANS) Three makeshift meat shops were set afire early on Wednesday in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras area by some anti-social elements, police said.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India scared of losing to us, says Australian injured pacer Starc
Melbourne, March 22 (IANS) Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, now nursing an injury back home, on Wednesday said India are afraid of defeat at the hands of Australia after the first Test debacle in Pune.
2017-03-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Gene linked to unexplained female infertility identified
New York, March 22 (IANS) Researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have identified a gene mutation that may provide answers to why some women have low reproductive success and fertility.
2017-03-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
India wants terror-free ties with Pakistan: President
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) India is committed to building ties with Pakistan in an environment free from terror and violence, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Wednesday.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
IIFCL helps 385 cancer patients
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Health Ministry on Wednesday said a total of 385 cancer patients have benefited from the financial contribution made by India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL), under its CSR activity.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
GoDaddy launches 'Website Builder' for small businesses in India
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Global Web-hosting company GoDaddy on Wednesday launched a new mobile-friendly "Website Builder" in India to help small businesses and entrepreneurs grow their ventures.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Indians dream big, but bad financial planners: Survey
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Dreamers are great achievers -- but Indians, who generally dream big, fail to achieve their dreams as they are bad financial planners, a survey conducted by Aviva Life Insurance Company has said.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Was Modi aware of ISI hand in Kanpur derailment: Digvijay
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Wednesday sought to know whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi was aware of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI's hand in the derailment of a train near Kanpur.
2017-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism