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French Open: Attendance of spectators reduced to 5K per day
Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) The organisers of the Roland Garros 2020 have now been forced to reduce the number of spectators from 11,500 spectators per day to 5,000 per day due to a recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the country.
2020-09-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Ex-aide to Pence slams Trump's Covid-19 response
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A former aide to US Vice President Mike Pence has slammed President Donald Trump's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, and said she will vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the November 3 election.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mumbai NCB raids 4 drug peddlers, recovers 1.418 kg narcotics
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Continuing its operation against the drugs trade in Mumbai, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has detained four drug peddlers as part of its investigations into the drugs angle in the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, an official said here on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Patients suffering from COVID-19 are facing cardiac issues
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) The original thought was that the novel coronavirus is a respiratory disease, but as the number of patients who have contracted the virus are increasing, it has become clear that COVID-19 has several other implications.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
UK Home Office flight to deport asylum seekers grounded
London, Sep 18 (IANS) A senior high court judge has halted a UK Home Office charter flight meant to deport 20 asylum seekers to Spain, a country they had previously passed through before crossing the English Channel to Britain.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Aus police warn of zero tolerance for anti-lockdown protesters
Melbourne, Sep 18 (IANS) Police in the Australian state of Victoria on Friday slammed plans for a third weekend of anti-lockdown protests, saying they will take a zero tolerance approach towards anybody breaching Covid-19 restrictions.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Make in India: Centre enhances approval free limits for FDI in defence (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) To accelerate the inflow of investments, and employment generation, the Centre has enhanced the FDI limit for the defence sector by allowing up to 74 per cent capital via automatic route.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Aryans' Sadu: I've never appreciated playback singing or film songs
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Singer Sadu, one of the founding members of the popular pop and rock band Aryans, is not a fan of actors lip-syncing to songs on screen.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kevin Pietersen: I love IPL, India has given me a lot
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL), former England captain Kevin Pietersen opened up on how the Twenty-20 cricket extravaganza will be different this year due the ongoing Covid pandemic.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Sports
US unemployment claims continue to fall
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The number of initial unemployment claims in the US declined to 860,000 last week, indicating a continued recovery in the labour market ravaged by the Covid-19 crisis, the Labour Department reported.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Majority of Covid-recovered complain of fatigue: Study
London, Sep 18 (IANS) In a major study, the researchers have shown that persistent fatigue occurs in more than half of patients recovered from Covid-19, regardless of the seriousness of their infection.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Online retail sales to hit $2.5 trillion in Asia by 2024
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Riding on the surge in grocery demand in the Covid-19 times, online retail sales in Asia will grow from $1.5 trillion in 2019 to $2.5 trillion in 2024, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.3 per cent, a new Forrester report said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Australia's Adani coal mine claims victory over environmental activists
Canberra, Sep 18 (IANS) Australia's controversial new Adani coal mine has claimed victory over environmental activists, while announcing on Friday that the project had brought more than 1,500 jobs to the state of Queensland during its construction.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
FanCode signs multi-year partnership with Bundesliga International
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Multi-sport aggregator FanCode has partnered with Bundesliga International to show the German football league action every single week. With this multi-year partnership, FanCode becomes the only destination for fans in India to experience comprehensive coverage of the Bundesliga.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
HC refuses plea seeking clarification on extending interim orders
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to entertain an application seeking clarification on the full bench's earlier order extending all interim orders, including bails and paroles, passed by it.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Teenager dupes grandpa of Rs 15L
Agra, Sep 18 (IANS) A 17-year-old boy allegedly transferred Rs 15 lakh from his grandfather's bank account to his e-wallet to pay for his lavish lifestyle.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lebanese Prez committed to French initiative of forming govt
Beirut, Sep 18 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that he was committed to a French initiative about forming a government in the country to implement necessary reforms.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
No new Covid-19 cases in NZ for 1st time in a month
Wellington, Sep 18 (IANS) There were no new coronavirus cases in New Zealand on Friday for the first time early August, according to the Health Ministry.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Pak to set up markets along Afghanistan, Iran borders
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan will set up three markets along the borders with Afghanistan and Iran by February 2021 to promote business activities and help the people in the border areas, Prime Minister Imran Khan's Office said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US House passes resolution condemning anti-Asian sentiments
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The Democratic Party-led US House of Representatives has passed a resolution condemning "all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to Covid-19".
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
It's in our genes: What is aiding India's low mortality rate
Varanasi, Sep 18 (IANS) A study conducted by top genetic experts has revealed that Indians should be thankful to their genes for tiding over the Covid pandemic with a relatively lesser mortality rate as compared to the US and European nations.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
France mulls new curbs as Covid-19 cases hit new high
Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) French authorities have said that they would consider additional restrictive measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, notably in the country's red zones, following a surge in the number of positive cases, Health Minister Olivier Veran said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
BSP to contest Assembly bypolls for first time in UP
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has decided to put up candidates in all eight Assembly seats where bypolls are to be held.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sony launches Xperia 5 II smartphone with Snapdragon 865 chip
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Sony has launched Xperia 5 II smartphone with a 120Hz refresh rate, triple rear cameras and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Equity indices trim major initial gains, Sensex up 65 points
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian stock market gave up major gains on Friday morning with the BSE Sensex trading just 65 points higher.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Roger Federer sings Beatles classic for commercial
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has been mesmerising fans with his breathtaking shots on the tennis courts ever since he turned professional in 1998. Now the Swiss legend has left his fans speechless with a rendition of a Beatles' classic.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis,Cinema/Showbiz
US sanctions Lebanese individual, firms over Hezbollah ties
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The US government has announced sanctions against a Lebanese individual and two companies for their alleged ties with the Beirut-based Hezbollah group.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Maid's boyfriend creates fake profile of employer on FB for revenge
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) To take revenge on an employer, a house maid roped in her boyfriend to create a fake profile of her woman employer on Facebook and posted her mobile number with vulgar and obscene messages, police said Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cong MP demands removal of ban on onion exports
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Congress MP Rajiv Satav on Friday demanded that the union government-imposed ban on the export of onion should be removed as it is harsh on the farmers.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Increased racism against Asian-Americans amid pandemic: Report
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) A report released by a US civil rights group showed Asian-Americans have experienced increased racism since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country more than 6 months ago.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi Police constable commits suicide
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A 37-year-old Delhi Police constable committed suicide in South Delhi's PTS colony, Malviya Nagar, police said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cong MP raises Hooch tragedy in RS demands CBI probe
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Cornering his own government in Punjab, Congress MP Shamsher Singh Dulo in Rajya Sabha on Friday demanded CBI inquiry into the state's hooch tragedy that cost more than 100 lives.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Boeing appoints new chief strategy officer
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) American airplane giant Boeing has named B. Marc Allen as its new chief strategy officer and senior vice president for strategy and corporate development.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Mexico, US extend ban on non-essential border crossings
Mexico City, Sep 18 (IANS) Mexico and the US have extended the ban on non-essential border crossings until October 21 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Foreign Affairs Ministry here said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
Brazil's largest city to resume in-person university classes
Brasilia, Sep 18 (IANS) Sao Paolo, the largest Brazilian city and also one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus) pandemic, has authorized the restart of in-person classes at universities from October 7, Mayor Bruno Covas said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Brazil,Education
The Indian cricket pantomime ready to explode (Column: Close-in)
The entertainment that every Indian cricket lover is so anxiously waiting -- the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 -- is about to start. The first match between the two top teams of the tournament will take place on Saturday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Reigning champions Mumbai Indians (MI), led by Rohit Sharma, will lock horns with last year's runners-up Chennai Super Kings (CSK), captained by the man who recently announced retirement from international cricket, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Opinion/Commentary
Make in India: Centre enhances approval free limits for FDI in defence
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Centre has enhanced the FDI limit for defence sector by allowing up to 74 per cent capital via automatic route.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Over 96K Covid cases in 24 hours
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) With a massive spike of 96,424 new cases and 1,172 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's Covid-19 tally on Friday crossed the 52-lakh mark.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
WhatsApp on Web may soon get fingerprint authentication feature
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) WhatsApp is reportedly working on to adding another layer of security via biometric scanning support that will help users secure new sessions on the platform on the Web.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Despite crude on rebound, sharp cuts in fuel prices in India
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Petrol and prices in the country have fallen sharply again even though global oil prices rebounded and rose over $43 a barrel marking its fifth consecutive day of rise.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Texas announces further easing of restrictions
Houston, Sep 18 (IANS) Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced that Covid-19 restrictions will be further eased in most areas of the state from September 21 following a drop in the number of positive coronavirus cases.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Hansal Mehta: Need more films about LGBTQ community
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta feels we need more films to be made on the LGBTQ community.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Alexa in Hindi turns 1, now available on smartphones in India
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Amazon India on Friday announced that its smart assistant Alexa that completed one year of its existence is now available on both Android and iOS smartphones in the country.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
President accepts Harsimrat Kaur's resignation
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted Harsimrat Kaur Badal's resignation as Minister of Food Processing Industries and Narendra Singh Tomar has been assigned the additional charge of her ministry, according to a press release.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab farmer tries to commit suicide over Farm Bills
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) A day after the Lok Sabha passed two contentious agriculture Bills, despite the opposition by BJP's oldest ally Shiromani Akali Dal terming it as an "anti-farmer" move, a protesting farmer in Punjab on Friday tried to commit suicide by consuming poisonous substance.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Covid-19 expanding risks to peace everywhere: Guterres
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the global coronavirus pandemic is expanding risks to peace everywhere.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
England, West Indies women to support 'BLM' movement in T20Is
London, Sep 18 (IANS) The England and West Indies women cricket teams will support the 'Black Lives Matter' movement during the upcoming five-match T20I series scheduled to be played from September 21-30 at the Incora County Ground, Derby.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Israel expands economic safety net to deal with nationwide lockdown
Tel Aviv, Sep 18 (IANS) Israel has expanded its Covid-19 national economic safety net program ahead of the full nationwide lockdown that will begin on Friday, the Prime Minister's Office and Finance Ministry said in a joint statement.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Hindu Yuva Vahini leader murdered in UP
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 18 (IANS) A Hindu Yuva Vahini leader was found dead with stab wounds near his own hospital in Bareilly.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anoushka Shankar: Important to call out inappropriate behaviour
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Grammy-nominated sitarist, composer and producer Anoushka Shankar feels it is important to call out inappropriate behaviour, and says there is a need to amplify the voices of women at all levels of the music industry.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Apple says happy Diwali with 1st India online store on Sep 23 (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Ending months of speculation, Apple is launching its first exclusive branded online store in India on September 23 just ahead of the festive season, offering a full range of products, support and premium experience to consumers and the large aspirational fan base across the country.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Venezuela hails record level of compliance' with OPEC+ deal
Caracas, Sep 18 (IANS) The OPEC+ cooperation agreement saw "a record level of compliance" in August, Venezuelan Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Venezuela,Business/Economy
BBL: Dan Christian signs up with Sydney Sixers
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Defending champions Sydney Sixers have signed all-rounder Dan Christian for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).
2020-09-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Google adds Search trends symptoms data to Covid-19 repository
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) In an effort to help researchers find useful health data to fight new coronavirus, Google has added its Search Trends symptoms dataset, which aggregates anonymised search trends for over 400 symptoms, to its Covid-19 Open Data repository.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
RS adjourned for 30 minutes in obituary references
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned on Friday for half an hour as a mark of respect to sitting member Ashok Gasti and former member Kapila Vatsayan, who passed away recently.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
WHO Europe calls for regional coherence as Covid-19 cases soar
Copenhagen, Sep 18 (IANS) As coronavirus cases were soaring in the European region, the World Health Organization's (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge has called for greater "regional coherence", respect for "scientific knowledge", and asked authorities to embrace new disciplines in tackling "Covid-related fatigue in populations".
2020-09-18
Category: International, Denmark,Health/Medicine
Facebook unveils Business Suite to help SMBs grow on its apps
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) To help small and medium businesses (SMBs), the social networking giant has introduced Facebook Business Suite -- a new interface to help businesses save time and stay up to date by managing their Pages or profiles across its family of apps.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Naomi Osaka pulls out of French Open
Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) Recently crowned US Open champion Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the upcoming French Open slated to begin from September 27.
2020-09-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Public toilets on school land to be razed in UP
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh education department has directed razing of all the public toilets built illegally on government school lands in the state.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
105 inmates test Covid positive in UP jail
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 18 (IANS) The Pilibhit jail in Uttar Pradesh has reported 105 cases of Covid-19 among the inmates.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Smoke from historic US wildfires seen from Europe
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Massive plumes of smoke from the historic wildfires currently raging along the US West Coast were being seen thousands of kilometres away in Europe, as far away as the Netherlands and Germany, according to scientists.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Twitter to tell key US officials to opt for strong passwords
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Twitter has said it will ask US officials, presidential campaign managers, political parties and candidates to choose a strong password for an enhanced account security before the November 3 election.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tour de France: Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski wins Stage 18
Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) An emotional finish to Stage 18 in the Alps saw Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski and Richard Carapaz finish arm-in-arm to lead home an Ineos Grenadiers one-two with the Ecuadorian also securing the polka dot jersey on a day to remember for the British-based team at the ongoing Tour de France.
2020-09-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Barcelona president Bartomeu likely to face no-confidence vote
Madrid, Sep 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu is most likely to face a vote of no confidence from members of the club, who have gathered the necessary number of signatures to force the vote.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Armand Duplantis sets world outdoor record in Rome
Rome, Sep 18 (IANS) World record holder Armand Duplantis of Sweden produced the highest-ever pole vault mark in an outdoor event as he cleared 6.15-meters to take the win at the Diamond League meeting in Rome.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
Covid-19 scene remains grim in Agra region
Agra, Sep 18 (IANS) With 118 fresh cases and 117 deaths till now, the Covid-19 scene in Agra remains grim. Health officials said the rising graph of infection was a matter for worry, though all required measures were being taken to control the spread.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Injunction issued against changes to US Postal Service
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A federal judge has blocked controversial changes against the US Postal Service (USPS) that have slowed mail delivery nationwide, calling them "a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the USPS" before the November 3 presidential election.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
UN welcomes Libyan PM's decision to step down
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) The UN has welcomed Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj's decision to step down by the end of October, according to a statement.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Global Covid-19 cases cross 30mn mark: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has crossed the 30 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 944,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Iran FM dismisses fresh US attempt at extending UN arms embargo
Tehran, Sep 18 (IANS) The Iranian foreign minister dismissed the fresh US attempt at extending a UN arms embargo on Iran.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Ranveer Singh's efforts to make Indian Sign Language an official language is on
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) India's deaf community has lauded the efforts of actor Ranveer Singh to make Indian Sign Language an official language.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Election poll shows Biden leads Trump 45-40% in Arizona
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) An influential election projection agency shifted the US presidential race in the state of Arizona toward Democratic nominee Joe Biden, as its latest poll found the former vice president led President Donald Trump by 5 percentage points in the state.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Apple to celebrate Diwali with 1st India online store on Sep 23
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Ending months of speculation, Apple is all set to launch its first exclusive online store in India on September 23 just ahead of the festive season, offering a full range of products, support and premium experience to consumers across the country.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Yo Yo Honey Singh: I am a popstar not rap artiste
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Yo Yo Honey Singh insists he is a popstar and not a rap artiste because he blends pop music, rap lines and singing in his numbers.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Fashion designer Sharbari Dutta found dead at her south Kolkata residence
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Ace fashion designer Sharbari Dutta was found dead inside the bathroom at her south Kolkata's Broad Street residence on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US stocks drop amid tech struggle
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) US stocks finished lower as shares of big tech names struggled, weighing on the market.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Harsimrat resigns under pressure of Punjab's local politics: BJP
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Reacting on the resignation of Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that she resigned under the pressure of Punjab's local politics. However, the party still hopes that the matter will be resolved after discussion with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UN chief urges all parties in Yemen to cease hostilities
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all parties in Yemen to cease hostilities and pledged that the UN will continue to support them in implementing agreements signed since 2018.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Turkey urges world to adopt more mediations for conflict resolutions amid COVID-19
Istanbul, Sep 18 (IANS) Turkey's Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal urged the world to exert more efforts to carry out effective mediation for the peaceful resolutions of conflicts across the globe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
NATO membership is Ukraine's strategic course: President
Kiev, Sep 18 (IANS) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that becoming a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is Ukraine's strategic course, the presidency's official website reported on Thursday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
DJ Halli violence: CSOs appeal B'luru police to widen probe
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Alleging inaction by Facebook and the City Police, a fact-finding committee formed by several Bengaluru based civil society organisations (CSOs) appealed to the Bengaluru City Police to widen the scope of investigation against the alleged Facebook post believed to have led to the same.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IIM Udaipur Incubation Centre starts accelerator programme
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) IIM Udaipur's Incubation Center started 'Launch-n-Zoom 3.0, programme' a 3-month accelerator cohort programme, to provide startups with the resources and support they need to grow quickly, test the market, and become viable.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education
Farm bills govt's conspiracy to defeat Green Revolution: Congress
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as the Lok Sabha passed two of the contentious agriculture reforms bill, the Congress on Thursday upped its ante against the Narendra Modi government over the issue, terming it a conspiracy to defeat the Green Revolution.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Russian deputy FM warns US ambassador against interference in Belarus
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko stressed "the inadmissibility of any interference in the internal political processes" in Belarus during a phone talk with US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Crocodile spotted in Hyderabad's Musi river
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) A crocodile was spotted on the bed of Musi river on Thursday, sending panic in Puranapul and surrounding areas in the old city of Hyderabad.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Instagram down, users reporting issues worldwide
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Instagram users, including from the US, the UK, Middle East and India, took to Twitter on Friday to report problems while using the photo and video sharing app.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
Rajasthan MP declared Covid negative again; questions ICMR
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) Nagaur MP Hanuman Beniwal, who was declared Covid-19 positive in Delhi before the commencement of Parliament's Monsoon Session, and later tested negative for Covid-19 in Rajasthan, was declared Covid-19 negative again on Thursday after the fifth test.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chandy marks golden jubilee as legislator, receives tributes
Kottayam (Kerala), Sep 18 (IANS) It was a day that all present-day politicians would dream for, but was a reality for one of Kerala's most popular leaders - Congress veteran Oommen Chandy as he was on Thursday honoured for completing 50 years as a legislator on the trot from the same constituency - Puthupally.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Many engaged in confusing farmers: Modi
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid the row over three agriculture reform bills that led to one of his Cabinet colleagues quitting on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured that the system of MSP and government procurement will continue.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala records highest one-day spike of 4,351 Covid cases
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) Kerala on Thursday registered the highest one-day spike of 4,351 Covid cases, health officials said.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana cop suspended as birthday party spreads COVID
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) A birthday party thrown by a police constable led to the spread of COVID-19 among the police personnel in Rachakonda police commissionerate here.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Gujarat reports highest single day spike of 1,379 Covid cases
Gandhinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Gujarat recorded the highest single day spike in Covid-19 with 1,379 cases, taking the tally to 1,19,088, while 14 more deaths pushed the toll to 3,273, health officials said on Thursday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Three youths held in Hyderabad for blackmailing girl
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Police in Hyderabad have arrested three youths for blackmailing a Class 10 girl after befriending her over social media.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Treat all official languages on par with Hindi: Kumaraswamy
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Continuing his battle against the Union government giving preference to Hindi, former Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday claimed that it has indicated its rejection of the demand to also give primacy to other official languages like Kannada by amending the Constitution.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
'October Surprise': Citibank economists urge investors to brace for wild, complicated US election
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) In a 107 page research report headlined on the final bend of the US election, a cross disciplinary team of 11 Citigroup economists are urging investors to fasten seatbelts for a wild ride that could include what they call an 'October Surprise' that potentially upends the race like it did in 2016 and are warning of a complicated terrain for at least 60 days post-election.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,National,Politics
Bangladesh's Hathazari Madrasa shut after student protests
Dhaka, Sep 17 (IANS) Bangladesh's Education Ministry has shut down Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam, popularly known as Hathazari Madrasa, in Chattogram (Chittagong), until further notice in wake of protests at the seminary.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Telangana Governor calls for protecting ancient temple
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Telangana Governor, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday urged the Union Ministry of Culture to carry out repair and restoration works to protect the Kakatiya-period Trikuta Temple at Mupparam village in Warangal district.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Govt's stake divestment to be credit negative for PSBs: ICRA
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The proposed divestment of the Centre's majority stake in certain PSBs will be credit negative for these lenders, ratings agency ICRA said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP strategists failed to prevent Harsimrat Kaur's exit
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) failed to stop Harsimrat Kaur Badal from exiting the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, even as it had roped in its key strategists to prevent the exit of the lone Akali Dal minister.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AP surges past 6 lakh Covid cases
Amaravati, Sep 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Covid tally breached 6 lakh mark with 8,702 new cases on Thursday, health officials said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka BJP Rajya Sabha MP Gasti succumbs to Covid (2nd Ld)
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) newly elected Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka Ashok Gasti succumbed to coronavirus at a private hospital in the city, an official said on Thursday night. He was 55.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
HC's halt to Amaravati probe, gag order unprecedented: Minister
Amaravati, Sep 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister Botcha Satyanarayana on Thursday termed the state High Court's stalling of investigation on the alleged Amaravati land scam and a gag order on media as "unprecedented".
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Karnataka's Covid tally touches 4.94 lakh mark
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) With 9,366 fresh Covid-19 cases, Karnataka's tally mounted to 4,94,356 on Thursday, health officials said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Fined for not wearing mask, lawyer seeks Rs 10 lakh compensation
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre and the Delhi government over a petition filed by a lawyer challenging Rs 500 challan slapped on him for not wearing a mask while he was driving alone in his car.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka CM calls on FM, seeks special Rs 5,495 cr grant
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In the wake of Karnataka facing a severe resource crunch due the Covid pandemic, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Thursday urged the Centre to accept the 14th Finance Commission's recommendation for a special grant of Rs 5,495 crore to the state on account of reduced devolution.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's First: IGIA now sports dedicated private jet terminal (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The national capital's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has entered into an exclusive league of global airports which sports a dedicated terminal for private jets.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Of sinners, saints and cricketing tales (Book Review)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Was the 2018 ball tampering case involving David Warner, Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith more diabolical than the use of Vaseline, hair oil saliva mixed with sweet sandpaper, trouser zips metal or Pakistanis using other methods to induce reverse swing? What makes these questions and many more even more horrendous is that we are talking about cricket, supposedly a 'gentleman's game' that in reality has thrown up more sinners or saints or tales that warm the heart.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Covid effort: Maha to recruit 2,852 medical students from campus
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) As the Covid-19 situation remains critical, the Maharashtra government has decided to draft 2,852 medical students right from their campuses to work in hospitals across the state, Medical Education Minister Amit V. Deshmukh said here on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
IYC, NSUI mark Modi's birthday as 'National Unemployment Day'
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) and the National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Thursday marked the 70th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as 'national unemployment day'.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maharashtra Covid-19 cases soar; deaths surpass 31K
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Six months after the first death in Maharashtra, Covid-19 deaths and new cases continued to soar on Thursday with fatalities crossing the 31,000 mark, health officials said here.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Rosen Law Firm files class action suit against HDFC Bank
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) US-based Rosen Law Firm has filed a class action lawsuit against HDFC Bank, seeking to recover damages for the bank's investors under the US securities laws.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Assam oil well fire: Villagers launch stir against delay in compensation
Guwahati, Sep 17 (IANS) The villagers affected by the more than three-month-long raging fire and gas leakage from an oil well of the state-owned Oil India Limited (OIL) field at Baghjan in eastern Assam, on Thursday launched a road blockade demanding compensation, officials said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi govt initiates planning for citywide network of EV charging, swapping stations
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) All government agencies in Delhi including the three MCDs, NDMC, DDA, PWD, transport department, DTC, DMRC, and DSIIDC will carry out a comprehensive planning exercise in the next two weeks to identify concessional locations within their jurisdictions for the purpose of setting up public charging stations.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Bullet train project to create more than 90,000 direct, indirect jobs
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious 508-km Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail project, popularly known as 'bullet train project', will create more than 90,000 direct and indirect jobs during the construction phase.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
LS passes Agriculture Bills, Harsimrat Kaur resigns from Cabinet
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed two contentious agriculture Bills, despite the opposition as well as BJP ally Shiromani Akali Dal terming it an "anti-farmer" move and some staging a walkout, and widespread protests by farmers in various states over the issue.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Notice to pvt schools in Andhra over teachers' salaries
Amaravati, Sep 17 (IANS) As many as 20 private unaided schools in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district, mostly belonging to Sri Chaitanya, have been served notice by the District Educational Officer (DEO) for not paying salaries to teachers and employees for months together.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Politics
BSNL sources 53% of mobile network equipment from ZTE, Huawei
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) At a time when concerns have been raised over equipment of Chinese origin in mobile networks and anti-China sentiments are on a high, the Centre on Thursday said that around 53.4 per cent of state-run BSNL's mobile network equipment comes from Chinese tech majors ZTE and Huawei.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Fake currency worth Rs 1 lakh seized, Bangladeshi held in Meghalaya
Shillong, Sep 17 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has arrested a Bangladeshi national and seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) worth around Rs one lakh from his possession, an official release said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Harsimrat resigns from Union Cabinet opposing farm Bills
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) One of the oldest allies of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Akali Dal's lone minister in the Narendra Modi government, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, resigned from the Union Cabinet on Thursday to protest the farm bills.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India has rejected Pak obsession with 'territorial aggrandisement': Govt
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The government told Parliament on Thursday that it has rejected Pakistan's "obsession" with "territorial aggrandisement" supported by cross-border terrorism. The government's response was in a reference to Pakistan unveiling a new political map laying claim to Indian territory.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL 13: RCB include message for Covid-19 frontline workers on jersey
Dubai, Sep 17 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will pay tribute to frontline workers amid the Covid-19 pandemic by featuring a message for them in their jersey for the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Ganguly, Games 24x7 to strengthen My11Circle's 'Play with Champions' proposition
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) My11Circle, the popular sports platform by online gaming company Games24x7, is releasing a new campaign featuring its brand ambassador Sourav Ganguly in which it asks cricket enthusiasts to make their teams on the app to compete directly with the former India captain.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
K'taka BJP celebrates Modi's birthday with social service
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Karnataka unit celebrated the 70th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a slew of programmes, including social service, an official said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
India's First: IGIA now sports dedicated private jet terminal
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The national capital's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has entered an exclusive league of global airports which sport a dedicated terminal for private jets.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Grammy winner Ricky Kej, National Award winner Arun Shankar Mohan team up
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Grammy winner Ricky Kej and National Award-winning filmmaker Arun Shankar Mohan are collaborating on a new single.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vistara: First airline to offer in-flight WiFi internet on B787-9
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Full-service airline Vistara will offer in-flight Wi-Fi internet connectivity onboard international flights operated on Boeing 787 from September 18.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal granted bail
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal in connection with the Delhi riots case, on the grounds that video shown by the prosecution does not show anything to suggest that she was in an unlawful assembly or incited violence.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Asia-Pacific Ministers commit to stronger health systems
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Building on the learnings from the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic, Ministers of Health and Finance from Asia Pacific countries, including from the WHO South-East Asia Region, on Thursday committed to build and finance resilient health systems with universal health coverage at its centre.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
ED files charge sheet against separatist leader Shabir Shah's wife
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Tightening its noose on separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed a supplementary charge sheet against Bilquis Shah, wife of separatist leader Shabir Shah in a terror funding case, officials said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TV actor Arjun Bijlani returns in a music video with 'repeat value'
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Arjun Bijlani is the latest TV star to feature in a music video. He has shared what makes the video different from most other songs.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
ITF renames Fed Cup as Billie Jean King Cup
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The ITF has announced that Fed Cup, the women's world cup of tennis, has been renamed the Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas, a statement said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Telcos directed to conduct security audit of networks
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked telecom operators to conduct a special security audit of their networks by an external agency, Parliament was informed on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bengal Guv says cops being made to do political jobs
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Thursday targeted the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government alleging that policemen in the state are being made to perform political work by their seniors who are in decision-making positions in the force.
2020-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Facebook comes down heavily on rogue Groups, admins
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) In a tough action on Groups that spread harmful content, hate speech and misinformation, Facebook on Thursday said admins and moderators of Groups taken down for policy violations will not be able to create any new Group for a certain period of time.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
Harsimrat's resignation part of 'theatrics': Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday dubbed Harsimrat Kaur Badal's decision to quit the Union Cabinet as part of the "long chain of theatrics" being enacted by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) which has still not quit the ruling NDA despite the slap on their face by the central government over the farm Bills.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Kajol shares secret to her beautiful hair
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Kajol has often sported bouncy curls, and it is not too difficult to have hair like hers, she assures.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Sushant case: Forensic re-examination hints at discrepancies
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The 'medico legal opinion' of forensic experts, which holds the key to unravelling the mystery shrouding the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, hints at certain discrepancies relating to the inquest report and description of the crime scene filed by the police.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
IPL betting: Champions Mumbai Indians are bookies top favourite
Gurugram, Sep 17 (IANS) Defending Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians are the favourite of bookies and are currently priced at Rs 4.90, followed by Hyderabad SunRisers at Rs 5.60, according to bookies based in and around the city.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cricket
Register and vote early, says Barack Obama
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Upping the stakes in the upcoming US elections, former President Barack Obama on Thursday urged "young people" to "get registered and vote early" on the day it was announced that the first volume of his memoirs, "A Promised Land", in which he relates the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, will be simultaneously published in 25 languages on November 17.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Speedy disposal must to arrest rising criminalisation of politics: SC
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court said that pending criminal cases against sitting and former MPs/MLAs is a matter of paramount public importance, and though it has passed various orders for speedy dispensation of justice, yet the backlog has not declined.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Madhuri's family pitches in to help out with her kitchen garden
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit has been nurturing a passion for gardening all through the lockdown months, and she has often been sharing glimpses of her kitchen garden with fans on social media.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Dispose of cases against MPs/MLAs within two months: SC to HCs
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court has asked the Chief Justices of all High Courts to immediately list all pending criminal cases involving sitting/former legislators (MPs/MLAs), particularly those where a stay has been granted, and all the matters should be heard by a bench comprising the Chief Justices.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Army Chief meets J&K L-G Sinha
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) Army Chief General M.M. Naravane, who is on a two-day visit to Kashmir, met J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at the Raj Bhavan here on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Govt: MSP was, MSP is, and MSP will continue in future
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Amid widespread protests by farmers in various states against the three farm Bills presented in the Lok Sabha three days ago, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday clarified that these Bills will bring revolutionary changes in the lives of farmers. He asserted "MSP was, MSP is, and MSP will continue in the future".
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maggie Wheeler on why her character Janice has a distinct voice on 'Friends'
Los Angeles, Sep 17 (IANS) Janice Litman-Goralnik, the character played by actress Maggie Wheeler on the hit sitcom Friends, has one of the most distinct voices on American television. There is an intriguing story behind it.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SP Group slaps notice for damages against directors of Tata Sons
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The SP Group has slapped a notice for damages against the board members of Tata Sons, individually and collectively, questioning their
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Akanksha Bhandari owes her new song to an auto ride in the rains
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Singer Akanksha Bhandari has drawn inspiration from Mumbai monsoon for her new non-film track.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India Inc to raise more than Rs 50k crore from IPOs
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) At least 80 companies are in the process to tap the primary market to raise approximately Rs 51,515 crore equity capital in FY 2020-21 with benchmark indices up by 50 per cent since March and IPO listings getting strong demand from the public.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Support keeps pouring in for Urmila after Kangana's 'soft porn star' jibe
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Support kept coming in for Urmila Matondkar from film as well as political circles all through Thursday, after actress Kangana Ranaut called her a soft porn star in a TV interview.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Delayed by Covid striking NCB officer, B Town round up to resume from Monday
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Sources close to developments in the major drug expose in B Town are close to calling key producers, directors, actors, actresses and other film personalities for questioning next week onwards. The Sushant Singh Rajput suicide, now mired in various layers of controversy, is seeing major activity on the drug front.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
5,560 new Covid cases push TN's tally to 525,420
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) As many as 5,560 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu, taking the total tally to 525,420, the state health department said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Pulwama-like tragedy averted by security forces in J&K
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) A Pulwama-like tragedy was averted by security forces after a large quantity of explosive material was recovered in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
How shifting to e-commerce has benefitted small businesses
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) While financial challenges following lockdown orders have forced many small and medium-sized-businesses to shut shop, a number of SMBs have seen the benefits of shifting to e-commerce, a Facebook report said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Wah Ballet: From Vikas Vihar to London (Lead, Correcting figure in Para 5)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Four years back, the first class made him uncomfortable -- an alien dance form, rich kids all around, those sleek uniforms and shoes... The then sixteen-years-old Kamal Singh, son of an e-rickshaw driver could not wait for it to get over. But the teacher, Fernando Aguilera, director of a ballet school and company in New Delhi knew immediately there was something special about the young boy.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
J&K's Covid tally breaches 59K mark with 1,467 fresh cases
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) J&K's Covid-19 tally crossed 59,000 mark on Thursday as 1,467 more people have tested positive for the disease, health officials said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
'Efficacy of yoga, ginger, turmeric for astronauts needs to be studied'
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) India's human space flight programme will be a sustained activity and will not end just with Gaganyaan mission - the country's first human space mission, said senior officials of the Indian Space Research Organisation.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Couple found hanging at home in Kolkata, suicide note found
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) A couple was found hanging at their rented apartment in south Kolkata's Lake Gardens area on Thursday, police said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan JuD's gaming apps brainwash youth to take up jihad against India
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Pakistan-based globally banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), the front organisation of banned Lashkar-e-Taiba, is using gaming applications to brainwash youngsters to take up jihad against India, contrary to their claims of educating youths on Prophet Mohammed's teachings through apps, intelligence agencies have flagged.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Technology,Terrorism
SRK wishes health and happiness to PM Modi on his birthday
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter on Thursday evening to post birthday wishes for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Sushant probe: Goa drug peddler in judicial custody
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) A Mumbai court has sent a drug peddler from Goa - Chris Costa - to judicial custody till October 1, after his two-day remand with the Narcotics Control Bureau ended here on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Robert Pattinson back on 'The Batman' set post Covid recovery
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson has recovered from Covid-19 and reportedly returned to The Batman set.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Alibaba Cloud denies report on data theft of Indian users
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Amid India's crackdown on Chinese companies engaged in suspicious activities, Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, on Thursday denied a report on data theft of Indian users.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
IPL: Rana keen to learn leadership skill from Morgan
Abu Dhabi, Sep 17 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) left-handed batsman Nitish Rana is looking forward to learn leadership skill from reigning England World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Harsimrat resigns from Union Cabinet over farm Bills
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the Akali Dal's lone minister in the Narendra Modi government, on Thursday resigned from the Union Cabinet to protest the farm bills.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL: 2 waiters & 17 players in each IPL team bio-bubble for matches
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Only those who are part of an Indian Premier League (IPL) team's 'hotel bubble' - including two waiters -- will be able to travel in the buses when teams will move between hotels and stadiums for matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Saturday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Decision to restart Classes X, XII after October 2: Goa CM
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said that the decision to restart classes for students of Class X and XII will be taken after October 2.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Education
RJD leader Arun Yadav: Sushant wasn't a Rajput
Patna, Sep 17 (IANS) RJD legislator Arun Yadav has stirred up a new controversy about the caste origins of Sushant Singh Rajput. Yadav says Sushant wasn't a Rajput by caste and that any descendent of Maharana Pratap won't die by hanging himself.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Bihar,Cinema/Showbiz
Nagarjuna-hosted Bigg Boss Telugu 4 sets record in premiere episode
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Superstar Nagarjuna Akkineni has created a new record in television ratings with the premiere of Bigg Boss 4 Telugu.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP vows to provide drinking water to residents of Delhi village
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) On the 70th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Delhi BJP workers on Thursday vowed to provide drinking water to the people of Chak Chila village located on the Yamuna riverbed and also distributed sports equipment to children.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Acer launches two new Predator laptops in India
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Global PC brand Acer on Thursday announced the latest generation of its Predator laptop Triton 300 and Helios 300 equipped with 10th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Wah Ballet: From Vikas Vihar to London
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Four years back, the first class made him uncomfortable -- an alien dance form, rich kids all around, those sleek uniforms and shoes... The then sixteen-years-old Kamal Singh, son of an e-rickshaw driver could not wait for it to get over. But the teacher, Fernando Aguilera, director of a ballet school and company in New Delhi knew immediately there was something special about the young boy.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Privatisation of Railways is 'win-win' situation: NITI Aayog CEO
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Thursday asserted that privatisation of the Railways will create a "win-win" situation for the Railways as well as the investors and also the users.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google launches new programme to help small news publishers
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) Google on Thursday announced a global programme to help small and mid-sized news publishers navigate the complexity of digital transformation in the Covid times.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Smart drug system may help in neurological disorders treatment
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) Scientists have created a smart drug delivery system that reduces inflammation in damaged nervous tissues and may help treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Army chief reviews preparedness, winter deployment on LoC
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Indian Army chief, Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane, who is currently on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, reviewed the operational preparedness of troops and deployments at the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Cracks appear in opposition on LAC issue
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The government and the opposition are at loggerheads on tensions with China on the LAC as the opposition wants a discussion on the issue after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh made a statement in both houses of Parliament.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nagma: B'wood drug story a diversion from SSR death case
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress and Congress politician Nagma has taken a jibe at BJP politician and actress Jaya Prada, alleging people are talking of Bollywood and its alleged drug culture to divert attention from the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerala gold smuggling case: NIA questions Jaleel for over 8 hours (Ld)
Kochi, Sep 17 (IANS) Two days after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan gave a clean chit to the state's Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel in the Kerala gold smuggling case, the latter was summoned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday and was questioned for over eight hours.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Maha Covid deaths catapult from 1 to over 30,000 in 180 days
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Exactly six months after Maharashtra had its first coronavirus death on March 17 - of a 64-year-old man who succumbed at Mumbai's Kasturba Hospital, the state has seen its death toll go up massively to 30,883, officials said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Home Minister Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah was discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday evening at 5 p.m., four days after being admitted for a complete medical check-up, hospital sources said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Imran govt to soon make occupied Gilgit-Baltistan Pak's 5th province
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) : The Imran Khan government is soon going to illegally integrate the occupied Gilgit-Baltistan region by making it Pakistan's fifth province.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
TV star Nia Sharma turns 30, colleagues shower love
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) TV actress Nia Sharma turned 30 on Thursday, and several colleagues showered love and birthday wishes on social media.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid-hit BJP MP Gasti critical, says hospital; leaders tweet 'condolences' (Ld)
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's newly elected Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka Ashok Gasti is in a critical condition due to Covid-induced complications at a private hospital in the city, an official said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Delhi HC refuses Deepak Kochhar's plea for treatment at private hospital
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) : The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that it has no objection if former ICICI Bank CMD Chanda Kochhar's husband Deepak Kochhar, who is currently suffering from Covid-19 and, is shifted to a private hospital of his choice.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gulshan Devaiah takes poetic jibe at 'My BollyMafia' and Kangana
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Devaiah took to poetry to take a jibe at the alleged Bollywood drug culture as well as Kangana Ranaut, who has been vocal about the situation.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
RCB aiming for balance to end years of IPL pain (Preview)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore not having a single Indian Premier League (IPL) title to their name was one of the oddities of the tournament until 2016. Since then, however, things have only gone from bad to worse for the team currently led by Virat Kohli.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Opposition submits memorandum to Prez for 'fair probe' in Delhi riots
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A delegation of opposition leaders met President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday and demanded a fair probe into the northeast Delhi riots while alleging that the investigation has been biased and many activists and political leaders have been wrongly named.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pumping iron: Gym chain expects pre-Covid levels in 6 months
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Despite some state governments' reluctance on opening of fitness centres along with high tax incidence, industry major Gold's Gym India expects to reach pre-Covid levels of the business in the next six to nine months.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Unfinished Durga idols, few buyers at artisans' Kolkata studios
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) It has been an age-old tradition for artisans of Kolkata's century old potter's town Kumartuli to draw the eyes of Goddess Durga on Mahalaya, as a part of their final touch to the process of idol-making.
2020-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
CBI case against software cos for sending pop-up messages on PCs, raids at 10 places
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday said that it has registered a case against several companies for transmitting pop-ups to the victims' personal computers with warnings or bogus messages about serious technical problems including malware infections, as it carried out searches at 10 locations in several states.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Sargun Mehta supports protesting farmers in Punjab
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Sargun Mehta on Thursday lent support to farmers protesting in Punjab.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
SL: Hyderabad FC bolster attack with Aridane Santana signing
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Strengthening their attack ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League, Hyderabad FC have completed the signing of experienced Spanish striker Aridane Santana.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Football
No secrecy while declaring Amaravati as Andhra capital: TDP
Amaravati, Sep 17 (IANS) There was no secrecy when the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) declared Amaravati as the capital city of Andhra Pradesh when it was in power, a party spokesperson claimed on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Twitter partners with WebMD to give users more health info
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) Twitter on Thursday said it has partnered with health care platform WebMD to educate users and highlight what it is like to live with and manage chronic conditions and other health issues.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Kids who take steroids at increased risk for diabetes: Study
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) Children who take oral steroids to treat asthma or autoimmune diseases have an increased risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood clots, warn researchers.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Centre doesn't need HC consent to recognise sports bodies: SC
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a relief to the Centre and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), the Supreme Court on Thursday said the Centre need not seek the consent of Delhi High Court before granting recognition to various sports federations under the National Sports Code.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights
AHPI moves HC over Delhi govt's order on ICU beds reservation
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Association of Healthcare Providers of India (AHPI) filed a petition in the Delhi High Court on Thursday against an order by the Delhi government that directed 33 private hospitals to reserve 80 per cent of their ICU bed capacity exclusively for the Covid-19 patients .
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Dalai Lama greets Modi on his 70th birthday
Dharamsala, Sep 17 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday and expressed his gratitude for the warm and considerate hospitality to his people living in exile.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Huawei Mate X2 may not arrive this year due to US sanctions
Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) Huawei is reportedly planning to postpone the launch of its second-generation foldable smartphone Mate X2 due to US sanctions against the Chinese manufacturer and is likely to unveil the device next year.
2020-09-17
Category: International, China,Technology
Anxiety rates due to job insecurity similar among men, women
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Contrary to the common belief, researchers have found that men and women might experience similar rates of anxiety due to job insecurity.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kangana: BMC action is 'rape of my dreams, confidence, self-respect, future'
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut on Thursday tweeted photographs of her demolished office. The actress described the demolition of the office by BMC as rape of her dreams.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Primary markets see revival in second half of CY20
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The sharp turnaround in the secondary markets with the broader market also participating in the rally, has enlivened the primary markets once again with a slew of initial public offerings (IPOs) from a diverse range of companies set to hit the street in the second half of the 2020 calendar year.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Karthik Narain to lead $3 billion 'Accenture Cloud First' group
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) Global professional services company Accenture on Thursday announced the 'Accenture Cloud First group with a $3 billion investment over three years to help clients accelerate their digital transformation.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Court takes cognisance against 15 Delhi riots accused
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) : A Delhi court on Thursday took cognisance of the charge sheet filed against 15 persons under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in connection with the riots in northeast Delhi in February.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Duplicitous dragon at the door (Opinion)
More than four months have gone by since the PLA upped the ante on the borders with India resulting in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation. The confrontation has also been unprecedented with the largest loss of lives since the Nathu La confrontation of 1967 with 17 Div of Maj Gen Sagat Singh. The clash at PP 14 in the Galwan area resulted in the loss of Colonel Santosh Babu, the CO of 16 Bihar and 19 other ranks on the night of 15/16 June 2020 in a most barbaric and treacherous attack by the PLA despite the consensus on disengagement reached in the Corps level talks on June 6.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Opinion/Commentary
Actress Rajeshwari Sachdev tests Covid-19 positive
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Rajeshwari Sachdev on Thursday announced on Instagram she has tested Covid-19 positive.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Delhi hospital first to remove ruptured cyst without chest surgery
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a one-of-its-kind medical procedure, the doctors at BLK hospital removed a cyst equivalent to the size of a tennis ball from the right lung of a 45-year-old woman without conducting an open chest surgery.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SC verdict on pleas challenging NLAT 2020 on Monday
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court will pronounce its judgement on Monday on a plea challenging the validity of the separate NLAT 2020 entrance test, conducted by the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru (NLSIU).
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
MI to stick with Rohit, De Kock as openers: Jayawardene
Dubai, Sep 17 (IANS) Captain Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock will be opening the batting for Mumbai Indians despite the franchise recruiting explosive Australian opener Chris Lynn for this season, coach Mahela Jayawardene said on Thursday. Rohit and De Kock made a formidable opening pair last season as MI won their fourth title.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
K'tka health minister writes letter to deity to make him Deputy CM
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) Even as the debate on a possible Cabinet expansion in Karnataka is still raging, state Health and Family Welfare Minister B. Sriramulu on Thursday allegedly sought the blessings of famous deity Durga Devi or 'Gade Durgamma' to make him Deputy Chief Minister at the earliest by writing a letter to the deity.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Russia's Covid-19 cases up 5,762 to over 1.08 million
Moscow, Sep 17 (IANS) Russia registered 5,762 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total number of cases to 1,085,281, the country's coronavirus response centre said in a statement on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
Haryana senior cop sent on leave for 'dereliction of duty'
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Thursday withdrew official work from Additional Director General of Police Arshinder Chawla, posted in the police headquarters, for "dereliction of duty".
2020-09-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Court restrains media house from tarnishing Sahara, Subrata Roy's image
New Delhi/Lucknow, Sep 17 (IANS) A Lucknow court has restrained Indian Express (Pvt) Ltd (IEPL), its CEO, publishers and editors of the Indian Express and Jansatta newspapers, as well as a reporter, from publishing defamatory news items against the Sahara Group and its chief Subrata Roy.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
'Pad Man' is opening film at Indus Valley International Film Festival
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) The Akshay Kumar-starrer Pad Man has been selected as opening film at the second edition of Indus Valley International Film Festival. The digital film festival will be held between October 2 and October 10.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Hackers targeting UK education sector, warn nodal cyber agency
London, Sep 17 (IANS) The UKs nodel cyber agency on Thursday warned that cyber criminals are increasingly targeting universities with ransomware attacks and there has been a trend for cyber criminals to threaten to release sensitive data stolen from the network during the attack, if the ransom is not paid.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Defence/Security
Bihar govt cracks down on sale, use of spiked bits on horses
Patna, Sep 17 (IANS) The Bihar government has cracked down on the sale and use of spiked bits on horses following a complaint pertaining to animal cruelty by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
T'gana minister rebuts Congress leader's claims on state housing scheme
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Accepting the challenge thrown at the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government regarding its 2BHK housing scheme, TRS leader and Animal Husbandry Minister T. Srinivas Yadav on Thursday reached the residence of Congress leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka and offered to show him the houses built in Hyderabad under the state government's 2BHK (double bedroom) housing scheme for the poor.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Film celebs wish PM Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) From Rajinikanth and Lata Mangeshkar to Salman Khan and Aamir Khan, film celebrities greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of his 70th birthday on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Smoking linked to bleeding in the brain: Study
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Smoking most likely has a significant share in all cases of subarachnoid haemorrhage, the most fatal type of cerebrovascular disturbances in the brain, warn researchers.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Covid-affected Karnataka BJP MP Gasti's condition critical
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) The ruling BJP's newly elected Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka, Ashok Gasti is in a critical condition due to Covid-induced complications at a private hospital in the city, an official said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pakistan government freezes over 900 assets of Jamat-ud-Dawa, Jaish-e-Mohammad
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) The Pakistan government has frozen a total of 964 assets of proscribed organisations Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JUD) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) as it takes action against elements involved in terror financing and money laundering as part of efforts towards fulfilling requirements of the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) 27-point action plan.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Nearly 1.5 cr UP labourers to get free religious trips
Lucknow, Sep 17 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to take nearly 1.5 crore labourers, employed in about 6.5 lakh commercial establishments and 20,500 factories and workshops in the state, on government funded religious trips.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
'No Time To Die' new poster: Daniel Craig takes aim for a final box office shot
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The new poster of No Time To Die declares the latest mission of Daniel Craig as James Bond will change everything forever.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
SC turns down contempt plea against Sudarshan News Editor
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain submissions by a lawyer pressing for a contempt against the editor of Sudarshan News for an alleged tweet against the court, which has stayed the broadcast of the subsequent five episodes of "UPSC Jehad". The top court had said the intent and purpose of the programme is to vilify the Muslim community.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab exempts Radha Soami sect from building construction fees
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday approved waiver of fee for change of land use (CLU) and several other charges for 'satsang bhawans' establishment by religious sect Radha Soami Satsang Beas in the state.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Civil aviation sector on a steady growth trajectory: Puri
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India's civil aviation sector is on a steady growth trajectory, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
First investment advisor obtains SEBI licence in GIFT IFSC
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Investment Advisory operations are all set to take off in India's first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) at GIFT City, with capital markets regulator SEBI giving license to an impact investing firm to begin its operation in GIFT IFSC.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kashmiri Pandits urge govt to junk 10-district settlement plan
New Delhi/Jammu, Sep 17 (IANS) Prominent organisations of displaced Kashmiri Pandits have urged the central government to consider their demand for return and settlement of the exiled community at one single place instead of 10 districts in the Kashmir Valley.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US charges 2 Iranian nationals for cyber theft campaign
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) The US has filed charges against two Iranian nationals in connection with an alleged cyber intrusion campaign, sometimes at the behest of the Iran government and sometimes for private financial gain.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab CM thanks Gadkari for sanctioning road project
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday thanked Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari for accepting state's proposal to approve substitution of 72-km road stretch under Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase I as part of year-long commemoration of 400th Parkash Purb of ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Sensex falls 323 points; finance, metal stocks plunge
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices slumped on Thursday with the BSE Sensex closing over 320 points.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Wearing eyeglasses may lower the risk of Covid-19: Study
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A small yet significant study from China has found that people who wear eyeglasses may be at a lower risk of contracting Covid-19 as the virus may enter the body via eyes.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Fans to enjoy IPL, EPL in unique way as GloFans launches Quiz App
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a bid to bring smile on fans' faces in the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, GloFans -- a digital sports gaming platform -- has launched the nation's first free-to-use mobile 'Quiz App' during the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and will feature daily trivia along with exclusive fan reactions all the way from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Football
Magisterial probe into Sopore youth's alleged custodial killing
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday ordered a magisterial probe into the death of a youth belonging to Sopore town whose family has alleged that he was killed in custody.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Finmin wants auto cos to reduce costs, royalty payments rather than seek GST cuts
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a setback to the automobile industry looking for a reduction in GST rates to help tide over the present crisis, the finance ministry has said current taxes on the sector were lower than pre-GST times and the industry should rather look at reducing their costs by cutting down the royalty payments to parent companies abroad instead of asking the government to change the GST rates.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cabinet expansion only after high command nod: K'taka CM
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) While avoiding giving any concrete assurance about a possible cabinet expansion in the state, Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa on Thursday said that such issues could be taken up only after the BJP high command gives him the green signal.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
IPL 13: We all have accepted the situation around us, says Kohli
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said players have made peace with life in a bio-secure bubble as they have embraced the new normal which is allowing them to play cricket amid uncertain times owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Credit outlook moderately negative for gold jewellery retailers: Crisil
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Slack demand, resulting in lower cash accrual, along with elevated inventory levels and curtailed bank finance, will lead to a moderately negative credit outlook for gold jewellery retailers this fiscal, Crisil Research said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modi's 70th B'day: Wishes pour in including from Nepal PM, Putin (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) As Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 70 on Thursday, wishes from home and abroad poured in for him.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Deve Gowda to take RS oath on Sunday
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) Former prime minister and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda would take oath as the newly-elected Rajya Sabha member on September 20, a party official said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
India has four fully built satellites ready for launch
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) India has four fully built satellites ready for launch and shipment to the rocket port out of the 12 that were built during 2019-2020, said a senior official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
2020-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Decade long payment default finally pushes ONGC out of Sudanese oilfield
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) After facing years of payment default, the country's largest oil and gas explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corporation has finally exited from Sudanese oilfields, relieving itself of yet another toxic overseas asset.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Important for player replacing Malinga to not be under any pressure: Rohit
Abu Dhabi, Sep 17 (IANS) Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has admitted that the defending champions will miss veteran Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which begins Saturday. Mumbai Indians had earlier said that Malinga wants to be with his family back home in Sri Lanka and thus won't play this year for the four-time champions.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Indians seek audio quality, battery life in phones during WFH
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) As work from home scenario gets longer, most of the Indian smartphone users consider audio quality as one of the most important factors in their next smartphone purchase, followed by battery life and camera, a survey said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Falguni Shane Peacock unveils 'Spectacle Privé' at India Couture Week 2020
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANSlife) The digital India Couture Week 20/21 kicks off tomorrow with a handful of India's leading designers presenting their couture collection. Designers Falguni Shane Peacock, for the first time will present a virtual Fashion Film titled "Spectacle Privé'' given fashion and technology have taken on new meaning and a different turn during the pandemic.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
LS adjourned for 1 hour after Tirupati MP's death
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned for an hour on Thursday after condoling the death of a member of the lower House from Tirupati, Balli Durga Prasad.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pollution exposure may up stroke risk in people with AFib
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) People with one of the most common heart disorders or atrial fibrillation (AFib) who are exposed to greater levels of pollution have a 1.2-fold higher risk of stroke than their peers who live with less pollution, say researchers.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
First possible 'survivor' planet found orbiting white dwarf star
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) Using data from NASA missions, an international team of astronomers has found what may be the first intact planet orbiting a white dwarf, the dense leftover of a Sun-like star, only 40 per cent larger than Earth.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
All you need to know about PCOS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANSlife) According to experts, one in five women can suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS, which means, there may be several women around you at the risk of problems ranging from menstrual irregularities to complications in pregnancy. Gynaecologists stress on the importance of a healthy diet, exercise, and maintaining optimum weight to battle the condition.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
A-G declines contempt proceedings against Sardesai on SC tweets
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a big relief for journalist Rajdeep Sardesai, Attorney General K.K. Venugopal has declined to initiate contempt proceedings against him for his tweets critiquing the Supreme Court verdict in the Prashant Bhushan case and other tweets allegedly against the judiciary.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Bhojpuri actress slams Anubhav Sinha's remarks
Patna, Sep 17 (IANS) Prominent Bhojpuri actress Akshara Singh on Tuesday slammed director Anubhav Sinha for his 'derogatory' remarks on the Bhojpuri film industry.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Bihar,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Suhana Khan misses her friends
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Suhana Khan, daughter of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, has posted a gorgeous picture featuring her with friends.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Biden warns UK against breaking Brexit deal
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has warned the UK against breaking the Brexit deal, saying he will not allow peace in Northern Ireland to become a "casualty" if he is elected in November, the media reported.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
80% physios once ruled me out of 2017 WC: Mandhana
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Star Indian batswoman Smriti Mandhana has revealed that she was all but out of the 2017 Women's World Cup because of an injury she had suffered during the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) in January that year.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Decoding Nissan's design philosophy
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANSlife) The much-awaited B-SUV, the Nissan Magnite is made on the philosophy of 'Make in India, Make for the World and has been designed in Japan while keeping in mind the requirements and aspirations of Indian customers.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Andhra, Biocon join forces to establish skill colleges
Amaravati, Sep 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) and biotech major Biocon have joined forces to set up skill colleges.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Goa Oppn wants cheaper Covid treatment in pvt hospitals on Modi's B'day
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) The BJP-led coalition government in Goa should subsidise the "steep" charges of private hospitals for Covid-19 treatment to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday, state Congress president Girish Chodankar said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Heat ray sought against protesters near White House: Report
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) A top US National Guard official has claimed that a "heat ray" weapon was sought against protesters at a park next to the White House in June, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Oil Contango: Tanker rates rise even as dry bulk container fares drop
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Even as Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the charter rates of dry bulk and containers carriers, those for oil tankers have actually risen, said Crisil Research on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Food for Paws
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANSlife) Zomato Feeding India, the India chapter of Zomato Feeding Foundation, has launched Food for Paws - an initiative to provide sustenance to strays across the country.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Not in battle, 22 army men died in 3 years on high altitude duty
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a shocking revelation, 22 Indian soldiers have lost their lives without any battle in the last three years because of their duty in highly treacherous terrain along the borders in Jammu and Kashmir high altitudes.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
New Covid-19 cluster detected in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 17 (IANS) The Malaysian Health Ministry announced on Thursday that a new Covid-19 cluster was detected in Sabah state, traced to a woman who had been screened prior to being admitted to a hospital, with two testing positive so far.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine
Preeti Shenoy: Lockdown a time for introspection, self-reflection
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANSlife) Bengaluru-based bestselling author Preeti Shenoy, who has to her credit books like 'Life Is What You Make It' and 'The Secret Wish List', says that the ongoing pandemic is a time for many for introspection and self-reflection and "simply coming to terms with the shock of what has happened".
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
India drop by a spot to 109 in latest FIFA rankings
Zurich, Sep 17 (IANS) The Indian men's football team have dropped by one place and are placed at the 109th position in the latest FIFA rankings, which got updated on Thursday. India have 1187 points and have not lost or gained any since the last update which took place in July.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Prepping children to help during a medical emergency
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANSlife) It seems like one cannot get through a day without receiving messages, or watching the news reports of an untoward situation evolving a medical emergency. For parents, their childs health and safety is the number one priority and they are often worried about emergencies their child could face.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Aus domestic border restrictions eased
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) Border restrictions between the Australian states tates of New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria eased on Thursday to allow residents to move freely within the region due to a drop in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Bigg Boss 14: TV star Aly Goni denies being part of the show
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actor Aly Goni has clarified that he is not a part of the upcoming season of Bigg Boss, because he is tied up with a web series.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bangash brothers: COVID-19 big blow, but better to be safe than sorry
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANSlife) By its nature, classical music is magical in its impact only in a concert hall, but the global shutdown induced by COVID-19 is an interval to the planet, says sarod virtuoso Amaan Ali Bangash. "Im sure that our second half will be more magical and breathtaking, god willing," believes the 43-year-old ace classical musician.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Telangana Home Guard risks life to save dog
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) In a heroic act, a Home Guard in Telangana risked his life to save a dog from an overflowing stream.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
S.Korea ready to hold reunion of separated families
Seoul, Sep 17 (IANS) South Korea is ready to hold reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War if there was an agreement with the North, a Unification Ministry official said here on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
UP research scholar devises sensor-based walking stick for visually-impaired
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 17 (IANS) A young research scholar from the Applied Mechanics department of Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) has designed a sensor-based high-tech walking stick for blind persons.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Zebronics, first Indian brand to launch Dolby Atmos soundbar at Rs 17,999
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Home-grown audio system brand Zebronics on Thursday launched a Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar with a subwoofer in India named ZEB-Juke Bar 9700 Pro Dolby Atmos.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Akalis trying to divert attention from farm bills: Punjab Cong
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) Slamming the SAD for its concerted attempts to divert the public attention from its failure to protect the rights and interests of the farmers, Punjab Congress leaders on Thursday said the party was totally in unison over the farm Bills in sharp contrast to the Akalis.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Kim Jong-un unlikely to address UNGA: Official
Seoul, Sep 17 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is unlikely to send a video address to the annual UN General Assembly later this month, an official at the South Korean Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, adding that Pyongyang's top envoy to the world body will speak instead.
2020-09-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
45% imported smartphone components came from China in FY20
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) As the government pushes for self reliance in the mobile phone and electronics industry with the clarion call for 'Atmanirbhar Bharat', data shows that over 45 per cent imports of smartphone components in the last financial year (FY 2019-20) came from China.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Posing as CBI, Crime Branch officers, Irani gang members spread tentacles
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Irani gang is spreading its tentacles all over India, duping people with a unique modus operandi by posing as police officers from the CBI or the Crime Branch.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sennheiser launches new earbuds in India for Rs 16,990
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) German audio brand Sennheiser on Thursday launched CX 400BT True Wireless earbuds for Rs 16,990 in India.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Ashok Leyland bags order for 1,400 trucks
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) Truck major Ashok Leyland Ltd. on Thursday said it has secured an order for 1,400 intermediate commercial vehicles (ICV) from a logistics start-up Procure Box.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Tejashwi won't get the job to rule Bihar: BJP
Patna, Sep 17 (IANS) As the opposition in Bihar led by the Rashtriya Janata Dal is observing "Unemployment Day" to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday on Thursday, the BJP hit back saying that RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav will not get the job to rule Bihar.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Kanye West tweets video of Grammy Award being urinated on
Los Angeles, Sep 17 (IANS) American rapper Kanye West has tweeted a video of a Grammy Award in a commode, with someone urinating on the trophy. The video tweet comes at a time when West is engaged in a battle with record labels to retrieve rights to his music.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mail ballots greater threat than foreign interference: Trump
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has claimed that mail-in voting posed a greater threat to the November 3 election than foreign interference, the media reported.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Facebook, NYT join hands for AR-driven journalism
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) Facebook has teamed up with The New York Times to co-develop augmented reality (AR) filters and effects on Instagram that will help users access and contextualise journalism at the media outlet.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Uber launches public transport feature in Hyderabad
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) Ride-hailing major Uber on Thursday announced the launch of its public transport feature on its app through a partnership with Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL), where riders will be able to plan their transit journey with real-time information and end-to-end directions.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Trump's WeChat 'ban' won't target users, says US govt
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) WeChat users in the US can breathe a bit easy now as the Donald Trump administration has said in a court filing that the upcoming restrictions on the Chinese-owned messaging app would not target its users.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Covid norms go for toss as thousands gather for 'tarpan' at Kolkata ghats
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Gross violations of Covid-19 social distancing norms were seen at several 'ghats' of river Ganga in Kolkata and it's adjoining Howrah district as people came in hordes to offer "tarpan" on Thursday morning.
2020-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society
Centre to press for passage of two agriculture bills in LS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Central government will move the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 as well as the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 in the Lok Sabha for their passage later on Thursday. Both the bills were introduced in the Lok Sabha on day one of the Monsoon session on Monday. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar will move the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League Qualifiers: AIFF committed to ensure safety of teams amid Covid-19
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) has stated that it will maintain a "zero tolerance" policy while putting in "paramount importance" on the safety of players and officials during the I-League Qualifier amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Sushant's sister Shweta to go off social media for 10 days
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Shweta Singh Kirti, sister of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, will be off social media for 10 to immerse herself in deep meditation and prayers, and heal herself from the loss she has suffered.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kangana defends her 'soft porn star' barb at Urmila
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) As she continues facing heat from Bollywood celebrities after calling Urmila Matondkar a soft porn star, Kangana Ranaut launched a fresh attack saying fake feminists are equating being a porn star to something derogatory.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
SC asks law student to move HC for relaxation in university fee payment
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday allowed a petitioner to move the High Court seeking directions to the Bar Council of India (BCI) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) to issue directions to universities and institutions across India to give reasonable time to students to deposit the fee.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
With expiry of lease, Jat king's kin seek return of AMU land
Aligarh, Sep 17 (IANS) With the land lease given to the Aligarh Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh having expired last year, the descendants of the Jat king, late Mahendra Pratap Singh (1886-1979), a freedom fighter and social reformer who donated land to various educational institutes, including the AMU, have demanded that the land be returned to them.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'Hyderabad Merger Day' celebrated with hoisting of Tricolour by political parties
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Political parties in Telangana hoisted the national flag at their offices to mark 'Hyderabad Merger Day' on Thursday and paid tributes to the freedom fighters who fought for the merger of erstwhile Hyderabad state with the Indian Union.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Samsung aims to sell 2 crore 'M' series phones in India by 2020 end
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Samsung India is aiming to sell 2 crore units of its online-exclusive Galaxy 'M' series smartphones in India by the end of this year, a top company executive said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Army at LAC has adequate amount of special clothes, tent, weapons: Rajnath
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Special warm clothes, special tent for living and adequate arrangement of weapons and ammunition have been made for Indian Army soldiers to cope with the extreme weather conditions at the Line of Actual Control, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh informed the members of Rajya Sabha on Thursday as border tension continued with China.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Urmila Matondkar finds support after Kangana's 'soft porn star' jibe
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Urmila Matondkar is receiving acknowledgement and support from colleagues after actress Kangana Ranaut called her a soft porn star in a TV interview.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
No ceasefire until cause of war is Discussed: Taliban
Kabul, Sep 17 (IANS) A Taliban spokesman said that the militant group will not agree to a ceasefire unless the peace negotiators can discuss the main cause of the Afghan war, the media reported on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Virat, Rohit continue to lead ICC ODI rankings for batsmen
Manchester, Sep 17 (IANS) Star Indian batsmen Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have maintained their top two positions in the latest ICC rankings for ODI batters which got updated following the completion of the three-match series between England and Australia. While Kohli is at the numero uno spot with 871 rating points, Rohit has 855 rating points and is currrently placed at the second spot.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
CSC partners with WhatsApp for digital literacy service chatbot
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Common Services Centers (CSC) on Thursday said that it has partnered with Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp for a chatbot for citizens to receive digital literacy services and resources.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Another defence employee arrested for passing info to Pak military
Rewari, Sep 17 (IANS) A civilian defence employee was arrested for passing on classified information to a Pakistani Military Intelligence (MI) unit after he had been honey-trapped on Facebook.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
16 militants killed in 7 anti-terror operations in Srinagar: DGP
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's Director General Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Thursday said 16 terrorists have been killed in seven operations in Srinagar district this year so far, including Hizbul Mujahideen commander Junaid Sehrai.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Relief for Anil Ambani as SC dismisses SBI plea
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea by the State Bank of India (SBI) seeking a vacation of the stay granted by Delhi High Court on personal bankruptcy proceedings against Anil Ambani, chairman of Reliance Group.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Smash & gone! Watch your cars as infamous 'Gulel gang' on prowl
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Nine stolen laptops, three Apple Tabs, Nine mobile phones, dozens of laptop bags and other electronic articles was the recovery made by the Delhi Police from four members of 'Gulel gang' arrested while tracking a case of car theft.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NBA basketball schools youth get taste of virtual fan experience
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Even as the odds were stacked against the Denver Nuggets, Vasisht Krishna Neti was backing the Mile High City team to beat LA Clippers in the Game 7. Little did Neti know that he would be cheering for his favourite team as a virtual fan for this all-important game.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Trump urges Republicans to back bigger Covid-19 relief package
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has urged Republicans to support a bigger Covid-19 relief package amid slow economic recovery in recent months.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kerala Minister must quit: Oppn as NIA starts questioning
Kochi, Sep 17 (IANS) Two days after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan gave a clean chit to State Higher Education Minister K. T.Jaleel in the Kerala gold smuggling case, the latter appeared before the NIA probe team on Thursday. And, the opposition was quick to intensify its demand for Jaleel's resignation.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Virtual exhibition on Modi's life, 'Know Namo' quiz, wishes pour on NaMo App (B'Day Special)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) On Prime Minister Narendra Modis 70th birthday, NaMo App has launched unique modules using which you can watch glimpses from PM Modis life and even send him birthday greetings.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
US threatens sanctions over arms trade with Iran
Tehran, Sep 17 (IANS) The US has threatened to impose new sanctions to prevent foreign arms trade with Iran after the expiration of the UN embargo against Tehran.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Maha Covid surge leads to 'voluntary' Janata curfews in many towns
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Alarmed by the increase in spread of the Covid-19 scourge, people in several cities and towns in Maharashtra are opting for voluntary 'Janata curfews' to control the pandemic, officials said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Bolivia declares national emergency over forest fires
La Paz, Sep 17 (IANS) Bolivia's Interim President Jeanine Anez has declared a national emergency after forest fires scorched more than half a million hectares in the region of Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Paraguay,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Amartya Bobo Rahut on advantages of creating music amid pandemic
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) New-age Bollywood composer Amartya Bobo Rahut has opened up on the pros and cons of making songs amid lockdown.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gurmeet Choudhary on outdoor shoot amid Covid-19 pandemic
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Gurmeet Choudhary is back in Mumbai along with the rest of the unit, after an outdoor stint for the film, The Wife, in Jaipur.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
IPL 13: Mumbai Indians launches interactive platforms for its 'paltan'
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Mumbai Indians on Thursday launched an array of virtual fan engagement innovations to share a never-before experience for its loyal MI Paltan (fan army) for the upcoming Indian Premier League season.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand reports 7 new Covid-19 cases
Wellington, Sep 17 (IANS) New Zealand on Thursday reported seven new coronavirus cases, all detected in a managed isolation facility, taking the total to 1,458, said the Ministry of Health.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
SC fines Adarsh Scam accused for filing repetitive bail applications
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court has imposed a Rs 25,000 fine on Raj Kumar Modi, an the accused in the Adarsh scam case, for repeatedly filing bail applications, terming it as an abuse of the process of law.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
5 Indians among Top 25 venture capitalists in GCV Powerlist
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Five Indians have found place among the world's top 25 venture capitalists who have been featured in the latest edition of the GCV Powerlist.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Xbox Game Pass streaming won't be supported on Android TV
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) Soon after Microsoft announced "Project xCloud" as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the software giant has confirmed that it won't arrive on Android TV anytime soon.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
S.Korea reports 153 new Covid-19 cases
Seoul, Sep 17 (IANS) South Korea reported 153 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, raising the total number of infections to 22,657.
2020-09-17
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
SSR case: CBI team back in Delhi, to meet AIIMS forensic board
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Almost a month after the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) went to Mumbai to probe the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, it has returned to Delhi and will hold a meeting next week with the AIIMS forensic team, sources said on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Rajasthan Royals look for turnaround in search for 2nd IPL trophy (Preview)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals, who had won the inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) edition, have reconstructed their team and will be looking to step up their game, after a forgettable outing last year, in IPL 13 beginning Saturday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Brazil's Chamber of Deputies Prez tests Covid-19 positive
Brasilia, Sep 17 (IANS) Rodrigo Maia, President of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his press office said.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Covid deaths in Telangana breach 1,000 mark
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) The number of deaths due to Covid-19 in Telangana crossed the 1,000-mark on Thursday with nine more deaths while 2,159 new cases pushed the state's tally to over 1.65 lakh.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
MCD worker stabbed in Delhi over cleaning issue
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) An MCD worker was stabbed by a man here after an altercation broke out between the two over a cleaning issue, according to police.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
60% of US business closures since March are permanent: Report
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) About 60 per cent of US business closures since March are permanent, indicating the devastating fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Now own Galaxy Note20 for Rs 62,999 during 'Samsung Days' sale
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) South Korean tech giant on Thursday launched 'Samsung Days' sale where its flagship Galaxy Note20 will be available for Rs 62,999 in India.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Covid vax to be available by 'start of next year': Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said that the coronavirus vaccine will be made available in the country by the start of next year. The remarks come at a time when India is recording more than 50 lakh cases and people are awaiting the vaccine with bated breath.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Petrol, diesel rates fall again as crude prices soften
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices in the country have fallen again in the wake of softening of global oil prices as an extended run of Covid-19 has depressed demand and created a glut in the market.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Potential Covid-19 drug azithromycin may up risk of cardiac events
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) New research adds to the growing body of evidence that potential Covid-19 drug azithromycin -- a commonly-prescribed antibiotic -- may increase the risk for cardiac events in patients.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
HP unveils new PC, printing products to empower SMBs
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) PC and printer major HP on Thursday announced a new range of laptops, desktops, printers and services for enterprises and small and medium businesses (SMBs) globally.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Hope media will show restraint: Delhi HC on Rakul Preet's plea
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday expressed hope that the media will exercise restraint as the bench asked the Centre, National Broadcasters Association among others to respond to a petition filed by Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Contraceptive sales dive amid Covid-19 in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) Nothing virtually comes in between the couples in the days of strict physical distancing in the City Beautiful to limit coronavirus spread that is taking toll on their 'number of intimate occasions'.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Punjab,National
Hope IPL 13 will infuse positivity among millions, says Gavaskar
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar is hoping that the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will infuse positive energy into lives of millions of people amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Another trade terminal opens at Pak-Afghan border
Kabul, Sep 17 (IANS) Pakistan opened another terminal for trade with Afghanistan at a border area in Balochistan province, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Truck owner set ablaze in UP for not paying dues
Jaunpur (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 17 (IANS) A truck owner in Uttar Pradesh has been set ablaze for apparently not paying his dues to a financier in Jaunpur district. Two of his attackers are in custody.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spike in Covid cases leaves B'luru gasping for extra beds
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) With Bengaluru seeing a spike in the Covid-19 cases and strapped for additional beds, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) issued final show-cause notice to as many as 36 private hospitals in the city for not dedicating 50 per cent of beds to government assigned patients.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
22 Pak educational institutions close in 48 hrs
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) At least 22 educational institutions across Pakistan have closed in the last 48 hours due to non-compliance of health protocols or standard operating procedures (SOPs), according to the National Command Operation Center.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak to introduce legislation to curb child abuse, rape
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that his government will soon introduce a three-tier legislation providing for the registration of sex offenders, exemplary punishment for rape and child abuse and effective policing.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Galaxy M51 will empower students, parents in pandemic: Samsung India
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) At a time when the ongoing pandemic has forced people to work from home and kids take online tutorials, devices in all form factors are being put to their maximum use and Samsung, with its new 'M series stack, is giving the student community an affordable yet powerful reason to continue with studies and professionals to finish office work with ease, a top company executive has stressed.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Education
Rajasthan can lead in clean energy transition: IEEFA
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) As India looks to expand its renewable energy capacity, a new report from IEEFA on Thursday found that Rajasthan can play a key leadership role in the country's transition to a low-cost, low-emission, profitable electricity system.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Did 'charkha' force Britishers to leave: BJP
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Responding to criticism of lighting lamps and clanging utensils during the lockdown, BJP MP Sudhanshu Trivedi on Thursday in the Rajya Sabha said it was a symbolism and cited the usage during the freedom struggle.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Antibody treatment found to cut Covid hospitalisation risk
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) Raising hope of Covid-19 treatment at an early stage, an antibody therapy has been found to quickly reduce SARS-CoV-2 viral load in newly infected patients and cut hospitalisation risk, US-based pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly said, while revealing interim results of a clinical trial.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Shane Jurgensen set to become NZ's most experienced coach
Auckland, Sep 17 (IANS) Shane Jurgensen has signed on as New Zealand bowling coach for another two years, extending his second tenure with the side after re-joining in 2016.
2020-09-17
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Kashmiri Pandit body backs Swamy's demand for genocide commission
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) on Thursday hailed Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy for demanding a Judicial Commission to probe the genocide perpetrated against the community in Kashmir.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump's job approval rating steady at 42%: Poll
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's job approval rating remained at 42 per cent in the latest Gallup poll, unchanged from last month's figure and similar to the result in July.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
German policemen suspended over far-right chat groups
Berlin, Sep 17 (IANS) Several German policemen, suspected to have been involved in at least five far-right online chat groups, were suspended, a Minister said.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Germany,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Woman kills daughter, commits suicide in UP district
Banda (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 17 (IANS) A 28-year-old woman committed suicide after killing her two-year-old daughter in Banda district's Chilla locality, police said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KL Rahul announces new clothing collection 'KLR edit'
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Indian cricketer KL Rahul, who is currently in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), recently announced his latest collection 'KLR edit' under his brand Gully Live Fest, which is a Mumbai-based street wear clothing brand.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India past 51L with over 97K new cases, above 1,000 Covid deaths
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) With a massive single day spike of 97,894 new cases and 1,132 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's Covid-19 tally on Thursday crossed the 51-lakh mark with total number of cases reaching to 51,18,253.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Pregnant woman allegedly beaten to death
Muzaffarnagar (UP), Sep 17 (IANS) A pregnant woman, locked in a room for five days without food and regularly beaten by her husband and in-laws, died after suffering a miscarriage.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Erdogan to attend 'Mujib Barsho' finale event in Dhaka
Dhaka, Sep 17 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Bangladesh to attend the finale event of the "Mujib Borsho" celebrations on March 17, 2021.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Happiest Minds' shares debut at 111% premium of issue price
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Happiest Minds Technologies recorded an impressive debut on the stock exchanges on Thursday as it got listed at Rs 351 per share on the BSE, with a premium of 111.4 per cent against the issue price of Rs 166 per share.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ramlila with wooden puppets in Varanasi this year
Varanasi (UP), Sep 17 (IANS) The world famous Ramlila in Varanasi will not be held this year due to the pandemic but the tradition will not be broken either.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Several WH staffers reportedly test Covid-19 positive
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) Several White House staffers have reportedly tested positive for the novel coronavirus, but Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has refused to confirm the news.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Action sought against ex-SC judge Katju for insulting Indian judiciary
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking legal action against former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju for casting aspersions and making insinuations on the integrity and credibility of the Indian judiciary while deposing for fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi before the Westminster Magistracy court of the UK.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
We have firepower to break into top 5 in next 2 years, says Savita
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team goalkeeper Savita has stated that the team is aiming to enter the top five of the FIH Rankings in the next two years.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Nobody cured due to 'Bhabhiji papad': Shiv Sena attacks Centre
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Taking a jibe at Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, who promoted 'Bhabhiji papad' to fight the coronavirus infection, the Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said in Rajya Sabha on Thursday, "Maharashtra has done good in controlling the pandemic and nobody was cured by eating the papad".
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nepal PM, Putin wish Modi on 70th b'day
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) As Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 70 on Thursday, wishes from home and abroad poured in for him.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hurricane Sally weakens storm after landfall in Alabama
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) Hurricane Sally has weakened into a Category 1 storm after making landfall in the US state of Alabama, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, adding that it was still life-threatening.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
AI reveals India successfully used nudge campaign to fight Covid
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Using machine learning and AI-based algorithms to analyse almost 400 press releases issued by the Indian government, two Indian-origin researchers from University of Cambridge have revealed how the country effectively used the nudge theory in disseminating the Covid-19 related messaging across 14 key policy areas to over 1.3 billion people.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Priyadarshan has been on my checklist forever: Aditya Seal
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actor Aditya Seal recently got a chance to work with director Priyadarshan, and says that it was his wish to work with the veteran filmmaker for a long time.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Von der Leyen urges EU members to address migration
Brussels, Sep 17 (IANS) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has urged European Union (EU) member states to step up efforts and take responsibility to address the issue of migration, which is a challenge for all and not just for those which are most exposed to it.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Apple watchOS 7 arrives with new Faces, handwashing help
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) After several months of beta testing, Apple has released watchOS 7, the newest version of the watchOS operating system designed to run on modern Apple Watch models.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
It is digital media which needs regulations: Centre to SC
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has informed the Supreme Court that if it is keen to begin an exercise to regulate media, then it should be the digital media instead of mainstream media, as it has wider viewership and also has the potential to turn viral.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
'Arab-Israel normalization deals serve Netanyahu, Trump'
Ramallah, Sep 17 (IANS) The Arab-Israel normalization agreements is "poor play" that only serves Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump, a Palestinian official said.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Australia grab 20 Super League points post ODI series-win over England
Manchester, Sep 17 (IANS) Australia have picked 20 points from their first series of the ongoing ICC World Cup Super League, completing a 2-1 series win over England.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Guterres warns UN facing its '1945 moment'
United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the world body was facing its own "1945 moment", noting that efforts must be made to "meet that moment".
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Germany to extend short-time work program until 2021 end
Berlin, Sep 17 (IANS) The German government's short-time work program, which has already received additional funding due to the coronavirus pandemic, would be extended until the end of 2021, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs announced.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Nearly 4.5kg gold seized at Lucknow airport linked to M-E cartel
Lucknow, Sep 17 (IANS) The Lucknow Customs team has seized around 3.8 kg of gold biscuits valued at over Rs 2 crore at the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (CCSI) from a passenger travelling from Saudi Arabia.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump makes headway among Indian-Americans, but Biden has huge lead
New Sep 17 (IANS) An overwhelming majority of Indian-Americans will be voting for the Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden, whose running mate is Kamala Harris, according to a voter survey, but President Donald Trump has also made a double-digit increase in support among the community.
2020-09-17
Category: International, India,Diaspora
Boeing responds to House committee report on 737 MAX
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) American airplane giant Boeing has responded to a US House Committee report on the globally grounded 737 MAX aircraft, saying that it has incorporated many recommendations, as well as the results of its own internal reviews, into the fleet and the overall airplane design process after two fatal crashes.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
England recall Sophia Dunkley, Katie George for West Indies T20Is
London, Sep 17 (IANS) England have picked Sophia Dunkley and Katie George in their 16-member contingent for the upcoming five-match T20I series against West Indies. The five T20Is will be played from September 21-30 at the Incora County Ground, Derby.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
New $4.5mn Walmart Foundation grants to empower farmers in India
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Walmart Foundation on Thursday announced two new grants worth $4.5 million to help smallholder farmers earn more from improved output and fair market access.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Equities in red, Sensex down over 100 points
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded in the negative territory on Thursday morning with the BSE Sensex trading 139 points lower.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sony PlayStation 5 to launch on Nov 12 for $500
Tokyo, Sep 17 (IANS) Japanese tech giant Sony has confirmed that its next-generation PlayStation 5 console will arrive in November, priced at $499.99 and $399.99 for the digital edition.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Google to ban stalkerware apps from Play Store from Oct 1
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Google has updated its Play Store policies to impose a ban on stalkerware apps that will be effective from October 1.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Resume wage revision talks: Confed to GIPSA
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) With the wage agreement concluded in the banking sector, the National Confederation of General Insurance Officers' Associations (Confed) has urged the General Insurance Public Sector Association (GIPSA) to hold wage revision talks.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
TN CM greets Modi on his 70th birthday
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Thursday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Libya's UN-backed PM intends to step down in Oct
Tripoli, Sep 17 (IANS) Fayez Serraj, the UN-backed Prime Minister of Libya, has announced his intention to step down in October.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Cong MP demands lions should not be radio-collared
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Congress MP Shakti Singh Gohil on Thursday raised the issue of death of Asiatic Lions in the Rajya Sabha. He demanded that cubs should not be radio-collared as it hampers their growth and leads to untimely death of the big cats.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
PDP raises Mehbooba Mufti's detention issue in RS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party MP Mir Mohammad Fayaz on Thursday in the Rajya Sabha raised the issue of the continued detention of Jammu and Kashmir's former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and other political leaders.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nepal PM Oli greets Modi on 70th b'day
Kathmandu, Sep 17 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Thursday greeted his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the latter's 70th birthday, saying the two neighbouring countries will continue working "together to further strengthen relations".
2020-09-17
Category: International, Nepal,International
Rahul greets Modi on 70th birthday
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday extended his wishes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tour de France: Drama on Col de la Loze as Lopez wins Stage 17
Paris, Sep 17 (IANS) Primoz Roglic strengthened his grip on the yellow jersey after an intriguing battle on the Col de la Loze as Miguel Angel Lopez rode onto the virtual podium by becoming the ninth rider to pick up a maiden win in this year's Tour de France with victory in Stage 17.
2020-09-17
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Facebook joins Ray-Ban maker to launch smart glasses in 2021
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that the company would launch a pair of smart glasses next year in partnership with EssilorLuxottica, the makers of eyewear from Oakley and Ray-Ban to Armani, Versace and more.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Djokovic, Nadal reach third round of Italian Open
Rome, Sep 17 (IANS) Top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal reached the third round of the Italian Open after securing respective wins in their second-round matches of the ongoing tournament.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Chile to hold referendum vote in Oct amid Covid-19
Santiago, Sep 17 (IANS) Chile's scheduled October referendum on re-drafting the Constitution will take place as planned on October 25 despite a possible resurgence in coronavirus cases due to national holiday celebrations between Thursday to Saturday, Health Minister Enrique Paris said.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Apple developers in a bind over sudden iOS 14 release
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) The Apple developer community were busy scrambling to give finishing touches to their apps ahead of a major Apple OS release and the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 were made available to the consumers on Wednesday, just a day after announcing new products.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Queues grow longer at corona testing centres in Agra
Agra, Sep 17 (IANS) Lack of adequate Covid-19 testing facilities is causing an avoidable delay in the treatment of patients even as queues continue to lengthen at the district hospital and the S. N.Medical College for sample collection centres.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Maxwell, Carey power Australia to ODI series-win over England
Manchester, Sep 17 (IANS) Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey scored brilliant centuries as Australia won an exciting final ODI against England and took the three-match series 2-1 at the Old Trafford.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Sao Paolo forest fires up 109% in 2020
Sao Paulo, Sep 17 (IANS) The number of forest fires in Brazil's Sao Paulo state increased by 109 per cent so far this year compared to the same period in 2019.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Brazil,Environment/Wildlife
UP Police arrests 3, seize over 30 kg charas
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 17 (IANS) The Muzaffarnagar Police have busted an international drug trafficking racket with the arrest of three men from Muzaffarnagar's Budhana town.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dublin imposes more restrictive curbs
Dublin, Sep 17 (IANS) The Irish capital of Dublin has imposed a number of new restrictive measures aimed at the curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Ireland,Politics
A teacher who led a hockey revolution among tribals in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep 17 (IANS) A government-aided minority school teacher in Jharkhand epitomises the saying 'where there is a will, there is a way'.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Human Interest/Society,Hockey
100 Facebook employees to test future AR glasses on campus
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) In an effort to build the first generation of wearable Augmented Reality (AR) like the way Google Glass once attempted, Facebook has launched a research project called Aria with 100 participants to begin with.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US Fed keeps interest rates near zero
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) The US Federal Reserve has kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at the record-low level of near zero and hinted towards maintaining it until at least 2023, noting that the path of the economy will depend significantly on the Covid-19 situation.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Villagers build bridge for SSB troops near UP-Nepal border
Pilibhit, Sep 17 (IANS) A group of villagers in Pilibhit have built a bamboo bridge for the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) troopers, about 200 metres from the Uttar Pradesh-Nepal border.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
How Bhumi plans to celebrate sisterhood with her new film
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar plans to watch her new film, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare, with her sister Samiksha Pednekar, and calls it a special sister screening.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Babri Masjid plaintiff wants demolition case to be quashed
Ayodhya, Sep 17 (IANS) Babri Masjid plaintiff, Iqbal Ansari, has urged the special CBI court hearing the demolition case, to acquit all accused in the case.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
CBA introduces salary cap to keep league sustainable
Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) For the first time in history, the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league will introduce a salary cap for the upcoming 2020-2021 season.
2020-09-17
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Facebook unveils next gen VR headset Oculus Quest 2
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) Facebook has launched Oculus Quest 2, its next generation of all-in-one virtual reality headset that starts at $299.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ligue 1: PSG secure first win; Neymar banned for two games
Paris, Sep 17 (IANS) Julian Draxler's header in stoppage time earned Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) a precious 1-0 win over Metz at home, ending the Ligue 1 defending champions' losing streak in the opening two games of the new season.
2020-09-17
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Himachal Governor, CM greet Modi on birthday
Shimla, Sep 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatreya and Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on Thursday extended wishes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday on behalf of the people.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Kashmir gunfight over, 3 terrorists & woman killed (2nd Ld)
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) Three terrorists were killed and a woman died in an encounter that started Thursday morning at Batmalloo in Srinagar city, officials said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Global Covid-19 cases top 29.7mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 29.7 million, while the deaths have increased to over 939,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
'ECOSOC win would help India establish itself as lighthouse of the South' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Nishtha Satyam, the youngest Deputy Country Representative for UN Women, while commenting on India's win against China and securing a seat at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has said that "it's a huge win" and would help the country establish itself as the "lighthouse of the South".
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Gulshan Devaiah: Depression is used as an expression
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Devaiah says the problem with accepting depression as a disease is that a lot of people consider it to be a state of mind.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire on J&K LoC
Jammu, Sep 17 (IANS) Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling on the line of control (LoC) on Thursday to violate ceasefire in J&K's Poonch district.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
California sees 7,860 wildfires, 3.4 mln acres burned this year
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) US California has suffered 7,860 wildfires, which have burned more than 3.4 million acres (about 13,759 sq km) this year, state Governor Gavin Newsom said.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Environment/Wildlife
EU not acting in good faith over Brexit deal: British PM
London, Sep 17 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a parliamentary committee he did not believe the European Union (EU) was negotiating a Brexit deal with Britain in good faith.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Indian stars join Toronto charity to raise money for India's poor kids
Toronto, Sep 17 (IANS) As the Corona pandemic takes increasing toll in India, the Canadian branch of the Indian charity, AIM for SEVA - which builds and runs educational hostels in rural areas - raised more than $550,000 this week through individual donations to rush the money to India.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Canada,National
Terrorist killed in Srinagar encounter
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) One unidentified terrorist has been killed in an ongoing encounter at Batamaloo in Srinagar on Thursday, officials said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Encounter between security forces, terrorists in Srinagar
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) An encounter has started between terrorists and security forces at Batamaloo in Srinagar on Thursday, officials said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Ellie Goulding: It takes a lot of work to be a star (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Ellie Goulding is a globally popular singer, who won two BRIT Awards and has been nominated for Grammy and Golden Globe awards in the past. The road to stardom has not been easy for the singer, who admits not always having a huge amount of confidence.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US stocks end mixed as tech shares lag
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) US stocks closed mixed as tech shares struggled, weighing on the market.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
UN chief calls on global community to make new collective push for peace
United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the global community to make a new collective push for peace.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Students protest demanding expulsion of Shafi's Son Anas
Dhaka, Sep 17 (IANS) Thousands of students staged protest demanding the expulsion of Anas Madani, son of chief (Amir) of the Madrasa and chief of Hifazat-e-Islami Ahmed Shafi, from Hathazari Darul Uloom Mueenul Islam Madrasa in Hathajari of Chittagong.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Knock Knock Knock: Unusual, unsettling (IANS Review; Rating: * * * and 1/2 )
Knock Knock Knock (short film streaming on Mubi); Cast: Shantilal Mukherjee, Phuden Sherpa; Direction: Sudhanshu Saria; Rating: * * * and 1/2 (three and a half stars)
2020-09-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UN chief urges int'l community to come together to defeat COVID-19
United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on the international community to come together to defeat COVID-19.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Biden, Trump spending 80% of ad money to target multi-screen audience in 6 battlegrounds
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) In terms of television ad spend alone, the Joe Biden versus Donald Trump fight is coming down to half dozen battleground states while the spending gap between digital and television is swiftly reducing as political campaigns go all in to reach a multi-screen, multi-generational audience during an ongoing pandemic.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,National
EU Chief calls on all members to step up to address migration
Brussels, Sep 17 (IANS) Member states of the European Union (EU) must step up and take responsibility to address migration, which is a challenge for all and not just for those which are most exposed to it, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Russia accuses US of key role in staging Belarus protests
Moscow, Sep 17 (IANS) The United States has been accused by Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Director Sergei Naryshkin of playing a key role in preparing the protests following Belarus' presidential elections.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Road rage murder case: Police gets lead inputs of culprits
Gurugram, Sep 17 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in the murder case of a 28-year-old man who was killed by two unknown miscreants in a 'road rage' incident during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday in Gurugram the investigation team has managed to get some major clues about the culprits.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Sri Lanka can transform into leading global maritime hub'
Colombo, Sep 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that the island country can use its unique locational advantage to become one of the world's leading maritime hubs, local media reported.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Guterres calls for 'positive' move on Kashmir, sidesteps 'demography' question
United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called upon India and Pakistan to move in a positive way to resolve their differences.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,National
EU chief executive proposes new agency for biomedical research
Brussels, Sep 17 (IANS) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen proposed that the European Union (EU) should have a new agency for advanced biomedical research and development.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Free vaccine for Americans, but won't be widely available till '21 summer
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) A 57 page "playbook" just in from the US government outlines a comprehensive plan to make the COVID-19 vaccine available free to all Americans once it is proven safe and effective.
2020-09-17
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
TPCI forms food sectoral committees to tap new markets, attract investment
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Exporters' industry body Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) has constituted three committees focusing on 'Food & Beverages, Food Processing Technology and Chemical and Allied Products.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
LS passes Banking Regulation Bill to address disruptions in financial system
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Lok Sabha has passed a Bill to address the potential disruptions in the financial system and to ensure that cooperative banks are conducted in a manner that protects the interests of the depositors by increasing professionalism, enabling access to capital, improving governance and ensuring sound banking through the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Plea in SC seeks installation of EMAS in at-risk Mangaluru, Kozhikode airports
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought response from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Ministry of Civil Aviation on a plea claiming there was a deliberate omission for years to install Engineered Materials Arrestor System (EMAS) at airports, which prevent aircraft from overshooting runways at vulnerable airports such as Mangaluru and Kozhikode.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
K'tka Congress to take on BJP with 12,000 questions
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) Ahead of forthcoming Assembly session, Karnataka Congress unanimously decided to counter the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on various issues including failure to tackle COVID-19, DJ Halli violence and drugs scandal that has shaken Kannada film industry in the state.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Many test Corona positive in MP village through fake samples
Indore, Sep 17 (IANS) Worst fears about systemic failure on the coronavirus testing came true on Monday in Tana village in Madhya Pradesh's Dhar district when many persons tested positive for Covid-19 even without offering their swab or blood samples, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
SC to Centre/States: Provide exact info on CCTV cameras in police stations
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the Centre and the states should provide exact information on the installation of CCTV cameras in police stations, as the matter involves the fundamental rights of the citizens under Article 21 of the Constitution.
2020-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
RLDA invites bids to lease 10K sq mt land in Bengaluru
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) has invited online bids for leasing out a land parcel of over 10,000 square metre at Platform Road in Bengaluru.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Yediyurappa govt to pump Rs 39,300 cr to boost agri sector
Bengaluru, Sep 16 (IANS) To give a strong fillip to agricultural and rural economy, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Wednesday announced that the state government is planning to pump about Rs 39,300 crore in this fiscal year to propel the agriculture related activities.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Gujarat reports 1,364 new Covid cases; 12 deaths
Gandhinagar, Sep 16 (IANS) Gujarat on Wednesday reported 1,364 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state's coronavirus tally to 1,17,709, while 12 fatalities in the last 24 hours took its death toll to 3,259. A total of 85,153 samples were tested on Wednesday.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana woman washed away trying to save children
Hyderabad, Sep 16 (IANS) A woman was washed away while trying to save her children in a stream in Telangana on Wednesday.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Active Covid cases cross 1 lakh mark in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Sep 16 (IANS) Active Covid-19 cases crossed 1-lakh mark in Karnataka, with 9,725 new cases, taking its overall tally to 4,84,990 till date, while 6,583 were discharged and 70 succumbed to the virus across the southern state on Wednesday.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Special postal cover to mark Ozone day unveiled in B'luru
Bengaluru, Sep 16 (IANS) The state-run postal department on Wednesday released a special cover to mark 'World Ozone Day 2020' at a function here in the presence of Karnataka Minister for Forests and Ecology Anand Singh, and other officials.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Trinamool rakes up SSR case in LS, suggests law to regulate media coverage
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday raised the mysterious suicide of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput in the Lok Sabha, suggesting the Central government to formulate a law to regulate media coverage in sensitive cases.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Riding High: Honda2Wheeler sees healthy Sep dispatches, southern support (IANS Interview, Lead)
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A raging pandemic along with a phase of astrologically inauspicious time period does not seem to bother Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India which foresees accelerated demand and dispatches for September.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Andhra to approach SC over HC gag order on ACB land case
Amaravati, Sep 16 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government plans to challenge a state High Court gag order in the Supreme Court, which has restrained the media from reporting an Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) case, booking the former advocate general, his relatives and others for insider trading.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Covid-19: Lokayukta orders ACB probe in Goa's 'Labourgate'
Panaji, Sep 16 (IANS) In an order on Wednesday, the Goa Lokayukta has directed the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Goa Police to file an First Information Report (FIR) to probe a scam in which "ineligible persons", including local panchayat members were provided financial benefits meant for construction workers, who were stranded in Goa in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
100-year-old Assam woman beats Covid-19
Guwahati, Sep 16 (IANS) A 100-year-old woman has been discharged from a hospital here after recovering from Covid-19 on Wednesday, officials said.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine
Sandalwood drugs case: Sanjjanaa remanded to judicial custody, Aindrita, Diganth interrogated
Bengaluru, Sep 16 (IANS) A Bengaluru court on Wednesday remanded Kannada actress Sanjjanaa Galrani to judicial custody till September 19 in an alleged drugs case.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
Reguilon on the way to Tottenham, Bale could follow
Madrid, Sep 16 (IANS) Real Madrid and Tottenham have reached agreement for the sale of Madrid's Spain international left back Sergio Reguilon to the north-London based club.
2020-09-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Jagan condoles Tirupati MP Durga Prasada Rao's Covid death
Amaravati, Sep 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has condoled the demise of Balli Durga Prasada Rao, YSRCP Member of Parliament from Tirupati on Wednesday, who succumbed to Covid.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Two killed as heavy rains lash Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Two people were killed in house collapse as heavy rains lashed several parts of Hyderabad on Wednesday, inundating low-lying areas, flooding roads and throwing vehicular traffic out of gear.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED attaches property to the tune of Rs 11 cr in NH 74 scam
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties to the tune of Rs 11 crore belonging to several accused in the NH 74 scam case.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SpiceJet launches cargo services to various NE cities
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Airline major SpiceJet on Wednesday said it has launched 14 new cargo flights to and from the northeast India using its Bombardier Q400 freighters.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Babri Masjid demolition verdict likely on Sept 30
Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) Twenty-eight years after the Babri Masjid was demolished, the judgement in the case is expected to be delivered on September 30.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maharashtra Covid cases cross 11 lakh, deaths down
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Maharashtra on Wednesday saw a fresh spurt in new Covid cases, pushing up the number of infectees above 11 lakh - though deaths subsided, health officials said here.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari tests positive for Covid-19
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Union Minister of of Road Transport and Highways, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and has self-isolated himself.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No property registration sans 'no dues certificate' in Gurugram
Gurugram, Sep 16 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has decided not to allow registration of properties, which have taxes and dues pending against them.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy
Eng-Aus 3rd ODI: Sporting Starc gives Rashid a 'Mankaded' warning
Manchester, Sep 16 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc on Wednesday gave England's Adil Rashid a warning for stepping out of his crease before he bowled the ball at the non-striker's end during the third ODI between the two sides at Old Trafford. Rashid was left with a wry smile as Starc sportingly didn't run him out via 'Mankadad', as this type of dismissal is known.
2020-09-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
LJP stays firm about not compromising on seat-sharing
Patna, Sep 16 (IANS) Despite the intervention of BJP national president JP Nadda, the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) doesn't appear to be in a mood to compromise on seat-sharing with the JDU.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Dell plans layoffs amid Covid-19 uncertainty: Report
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Dell Technologies is reportedly planning to lay off an unspecified number of employees owing to the declining growth in ongoing Covid-19 pandemic -- a move that may impact its workforce in India where the company has a sizeable employee strength out of its over 165,000 global workforce.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Inmarsat fleet phones to be made in India
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) One of the business partners of satellite communications company Inmarsat will start manufacturing satellite phones in India soon, said a top official of Inmarsat India on Wednesday.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology
Purab Kohli on why he signed conspiracy thriller 'London Confidential'
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Actor Purab Kohli has opened up on the reason why he signed the upcoming film, London Confidential, which is an espionage saga centred on a conspiracy to spread an infection all over the world.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hayley Atwell is a maple syrup fan
Los Angeles, Sep 16 (IANS) Actress Hayley Atwell simply loves maple syrup.
2020-09-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
1,590 new cases take J&K's Covid tally to 58,244
Srinagar, Sep 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday reported 1,590 new Covid-19 cases, taking the Union Territory's coronavirus tally to 58,244, while 18 deaths in the last 24 hours mounted the UT's Covid death toll to 932.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Amid COVID-19, Customs seized goods worth Rs 110 cr in NE in 5 months
Agartala/Shillong, Sep 16 (IANS) The Customs in association with other central paramilitary forces and agencies have seized various goods worth Rs 110 crore in 710 operations in the northeast since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the region, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IMA fumes as govt fails to reveal Covid tally of healthcare staff
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Wednesday said the government has lost its moral authority to administer the Epidemic Act and the Disaster Management Act after it failed to reveal the data on the number of healthcare staff who have been affected by and died from Covid-19, even as at least 382 doctors across the country have lost their lives in the line of duty so far.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mahesh Manjrekar returns as actor in 'Taxi No. 24'
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Mahesh Manjrekar returns as actor in Taxi No. 24, a digital film shot in large-short format. The film also features Jagjeet Sandhu, last seen in the web series Paataal Lok, and actress Anangsha Biswas, who made a mark in the web shows, Mirzapur and Hostages.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Boost for Arsenal as Aubameyang signs new contract
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Arsenal's hopes for the new season have received a major boost with captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signing a new three-year contract with the club.
2020-09-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Will spill 'secrets' to CBI if Rohan does not come forward: Rane (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Maharashtra BJP MLA Nitesh Rane has made shocking claims about the mysterious deaths of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput and his manager Disha Salian.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Markets maintain gains on global cues, auto stocks rise (Roundup)
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) The Indian stock market maintained its gaining streak on the back of positive global cues along with robust buying sentiment.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Placing older players on the field Dhoni's biggest challenge: Bangar
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) MS Dhoni's biggest challenge would be how he handles the older players in the Chennai Super Kings squad in the field, according to former India batsman Sanjay Bangar. CSK have in recent years been known for their tendency to field players who are in the twilight years of their career and yet remaining one of the toughest teams to beat in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Should have remembered Gandhians have lost favour with this regime: Ribeiro's response to Delhi top cop
New Delhi, Sep 16 ( IANS ) A day after Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava replied to an email by retired IPS officer Julio Ribeiro about the investigation by the Delhi Police into the North East Delhi riots, Ribeiro has reverted and said his doubts in the open letter have not yet been addressed by Shrivastava.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Excited to see Boult, Bumrah operate with new ball: Gambhir
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Mumbai Indians' balance and depth along with the Jasprit Bumrah-Trent Boult fast bowling pair make them favourites to beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL), says former India batsman Gautam Gambhir.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pulkit, Kriti and poolside colours
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Actor Pulkit Samrat shared a snapshot of poolside frolic with his rumoured girlfriend, actress Kriti Kharbanda, on Wednesday.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
5 cases of illegal transfer of defence land in last 3 yrs being probed
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Five cases of illegal transfer of 36.30 acres of defence land have come to the notice of the defence ministry in the last three years, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said in Parliament on Wednesday.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Silver is colour of choice for Tughlakabad-Aerocity corridor
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) : The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Wednesday said that 'silver' has been selected as the colour code for the Tughlakabad-Aerocity Metro corridor of Phase 4.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Andhra Covid-19 recoveries continue to outnumber cases
Amaravati, Sep 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has registered 8,835 new Covid positive cases, increasing the state's tally to 5.92 lakh, even as 10,845 more patients recovered from the virus to outnumber infections on Wednesday.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Disha's live-in partner Rohan can unravel mystery, provide him security: Rane to Shah (IANS Special)
New Delhi Sep 16 (IANS) In a sensational twist to the mysterious suicide of Disha Salian, former manager of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, BJP MLA from Maharsahtra Nitish Rane has shot off a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday, requesting him to immediately provide security to Disha's live-in partner Rohan Rai, a budding Bollywood actor.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Widespread rainfall forecast in Andhra over next 2 days
Amaravati, Sep 16 (IANS) The Met department has forecast widespread rainfall in several places in Andhra Pradesh over the next couple of days.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
India's FY21 cement consumption expected to drop by over 15%
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) India's cement consumption is expected to drop by more than 15 per cent in FY21 due to weak property demand and a sluggish construction cycle, Fitch Ratings said on Wednesday.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Elli AvrRam is in mood for 'work'
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Actress Elli AvrRam on Wednesday was in the mood for some serious script reading, going by her latest post on social media.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Trio behind Aligarh jewellery shop robbery held after shootout in Noida
Noida, Sep 16 ( IANS ) The three men who allegedly looted a jewellery shop in Aligarh last week were arrested in Noida on Wednesday after an encounter with the police.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shilpa Shetty refutes Sachiin Joshi's gold scam charge against her
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra has finally reacted to allegations made against her and her husband, businessman Raj Kundra, by actor Sachiin Joshi.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
PCB announces three-year broadcast deal with PTV
Lahore, Sep 16 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced a three-year broadcast deal worth $200 million with PTV Sports and an agreement with I-Media Communication Services to secure cable distribution.
2020-09-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Kangana: Industry offered 2-minute roles, item numbers after sleeping with hero
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut on Wednesday made shocking claims, saying all that Bollywood ever offered her were two-minute roles, item numbers and a romantic scene -- that too in return of sleeping with the hero.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
TikTok-Oracle deal to result in separate US firm: Report
San Francisco, Sep 16 (IANS) With details of TikTok-Oracle deal still scarce, a new Financial Times report suggests that the short video-sharing platform is likely to spin off into a separate US-headquartered company as per the arrangements.
2020-09-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Chiranjeevi's brother Nagababu tests Covid positive
Hyderabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Janasena Party leader and Telugu movie industry actor, Konidela Nagababu, has tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
35 armed forces men lost battle against Covid-19
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A total of 32 Indian Army personnel and three Indian Air Force men succumbed to the deadly coronavirus, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said in the Parliament on Wednesday.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Online application, registration for hockey players planned
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Hockey India is planning to introduce an open application and registration process for players on its Hockey India Member Unit Portal, it said in a virtual walk-through of the portal for select members of the media on Wednesday.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Katie Holmes' new beau 'can't get enough' of her
New York, Sep 16 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes reportedly texts her rumoured boyfriend, chef Emilio Vitolo Jr., all day long and he cannot get enough of her attention.
2020-09-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
IPL: None can match big-hitting of Russell, says Rinku Singh
Abu Dhabi, Sep 16 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsman Rinku Singh on Wednesday said no one can match the big-hitting prowess of West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell, calling him the world's best all-rounder at the moment.
2020-09-16
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
No ban on referral of Covid patients to twin cities: Odisha govt
Bhubaneswar, Sep 16 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday clarified that there is no ban on referral of Covid patients to Bhubaneswar and Cuttack from other districts.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Covid impact: Capex growth by Centre, states drops to 2%
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Call it the Covid-19 impact or rising bill for maintaining the government, the total capital spending of Centre and 14 Indian states (accounting for 63 per cent of total state budget) has fallen off the cliff in the April-June quarter, and has grown by a mere 2 per cent level over last year.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rajasthan MP: How can I be Covid-positive in Delhi & Covid-negative in Rajasthan! (IANS-exclusive)
Jaipur, Sep 16 (IANS) Even after three days to the start of the Parliament session in Delhi, Rajasthan MP Hanuman Beniwal couldn't make it to the session, owing to his Covid-19 positive report received in Delhi which barred his entry to Parliament. However, the MP terms his report fake as his two reports in Rajasthan have tested negative in quick succession.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Amazon Music launches podcasts for free across all tiers of service
San Francisco, Sep 16 (IANS) Amazon Music on Wednesday launched podcasts in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan, across its subscription and ad-supported tiers of service at no additional cost.
2020-09-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer 'Serious Men' to release digitally on Oct 2
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) The Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer, Serious Men, will release digitally on October 2. The film is directed by Sudhir Mishra.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SriLankan Airlines ex-employee convicted for outraging colleague's modesty
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday held a former regional manager of SriLankan Airlines guilty for outraging the modesty of one of his colleague at the airline's division in the national capital.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mumbai Police beef up security for Bachchans
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) After Samajwadi MP Jaya Bachchan spoke in Parliament against the vilification of Bollywood by insiders, the Maharashtra Police tightened security for the Bachchan family, a Minister said on Wednesday.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
J&K to implement World Bank project for boosting health care institutions
Srinagar, Sep 16 (IANS) In an important decision that strengthens patient care in health institutions of J&K especially in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Administrative Council which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha gave its nod to implementation of the World Bank-assisted project for strengthening of health care institutions.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
K'tka ex-CM wants cultural expert committee reconstituted
Bengaluru, Sep 16 (IANS) Taking strong exception to the Centre's decision to constitute a 16-member expert committee to study Indian culture of the past 12,000 years, former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said that it should be reconstituted.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Gopichand proposes mini-leagues for resuming sporting contests
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Wednesday said that holding a number of shorter leagues between players in each sport can compensate for the lack of national or state level competitions among the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
SC orders fresh probe into law student's death
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) After nearly three years of inconclusive investigation into the mysterious death of a third-year student of National Law University, Jodhpur, the Supreme Court has ordered a fresh probe to be completed within two months.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Goa's Covid-19 tally crosses 26,000 with 319 deaths
Panaji, Sep 16 (IANS) Goa's overall Covid-19 tally crossed the 26,000-mark on Wednesday, with 628 new cases reported in the state, which has also witnessed 319 deaths of novel coronavirus patients.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Farewell colonial structure? Tatas win bid for new Parliament building (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Construction major Tata Projects has won the bid to erect the federal Parliament's new building in place of the colonial-era structure here in the national capital. As per the available information, Tata Projects bid an amount of Rs 861.9 crore.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Govt is amending Banking Regulation Act to benefit depositors: FM
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The government has brought amendments to the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 in order to protect the interests of the depositors, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in Parliament on Wednesday.
2020-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics