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Alibaba's entry norms for India-specific content platform
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Wednesday announced that its mobile internet software and services business, UCWeb, has outlined detailed guidelines for writers and content creators to join its India-specific content platform launched here last month.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
AI's Mumbai-Delhi-Osaka flight grounded for four hours
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) An early evening Air India flight between Mumbai and New Delhi, which was scheduled to move to Hong Kong as well as Osaka in Japan was on Wednesday grounded for around four hours due to a technical glitch.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Over four dozen IPS officials transferred in UP
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) In another major rejig of the Uttar Pradesh Police, the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government late on Wednesday night ordered transfer and postings of more than 50 IPS officers.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
EU to promote cooperation between European, Indian cities
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) European Union (EU)-funded International Urban Cooperation programme (IUC) was officially launched in India on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: International, India,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bagri, former LME Chairman, dies at 86
London, April 26 (IANS) Raj Kumar Bagri, the longest serving chairman in the history of the London Metal Exchange (LME), died here on Wednesday. He was 86 years old.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Vice-President Ansari arrives in Polish capital Warsaw
Warsaw, April 26 (IANS) India's Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari arrived in Warsaw on Wednesday evening for his a three-day State visit to Poland. He is accompanied by his wife Salma Ansari.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Poland,Politics,Diplomacy
IPL scoreboard: KKR vs RPS
Pune, April 26 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard in an Indian Premier League game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rising Pune Supergiant here on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,IPL
IPL: Kolkata register facile seven-wicket win against Pune
Pune, April 26 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode skipper Gautam Gambhir and in-form Robin Uthappa's crackling half centuries to sail to a facile seven-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiant in an IPL game and go on top of points table here on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
'Nation became laughing stock during UPA rule'
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Accusing the previous UPA government of making India a laughing stock on the world stage, BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the Narendra Modi-led central government has worked significantly to change the country's image globally.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Early kidney transplant must for children with renal failure
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) Early transplant of kidney is important for children diagnosed with advanced kidney failure, said a senior nephrologist on Wednesday at the local Kavery Hospital, where two boys underwent successful kidney transplant recently.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
India to help Sri Lanka build roads in Jaffna
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) India has agreed to help develop the road infrastructure in Sri Lanka's Jaffna region, official sources said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
MHRD stresses on 'Early Language and Literacy'
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Human Resource Development Ministry has stressed the importance of all seven principles mentioned in a position paper on 'Early Language and Literacy' commissioned by CARE India and USAID last year.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Congress for law to provide compensation to martyrs' kin
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday asked the government to bring a legislation to provide compensation of Rs one crore to families of security and defence personnel killed while fighting anti-national elements.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
NGT shuts polluting industries along Ganga channel
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed 13 polluting industries situated along tributary or major drain of the Ganga river to be shut down.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
With lowest tally in Delhi civic polls, Congress woes persist (News Analysis)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Congress suffered its worst defeat of the last three Delhi municipal polls on Wednesday, bringing to light the enormity of challenges it faces to revive itself in the national capital.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Features
30 polluting units to be shut around Bengaluru lake
Bengaluru, April 26 (IANS) The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Wednesday ordered closure of 30 polluting industries around the Bellandur lake in the city's south-east suburb for its restoration.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
East Bengal, Mohun Bagan to seek AIFF help
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) City soccer giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan will seek the All India Football Federation's help in their bid to play in the top league of the country on their own and without any help from Football Sports Development Ltd (FSDL) -- organisers of the ISL -- it was decided here in a meeting on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
India supports 'expanded role' of Russia in global affairs
Moscow, April 26 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said India supports a greater role by Russia in global affairs as well as in "our shared neighbourhood" in view of growing terrorism which "remains the primary concern for peaceful countries".
2017-04-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
IAF chopper damaged while landing in Chhattisgarh
Jagdalpur/Raipur, April 26 (IANS) A helicopter of the Indian Air Force was damaged on Wednesday while landing in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, but the two crew and five CRPF personnel had a providential escape, the police said.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Modi talks of strictest action against corrupt railway officials
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Reviewing the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to the Railways, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that "strictest possible action" will be taken against railway officials found guilty of corruption.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian Railways seeks partnership with industry
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Wednesday asked the industry to partner with it for the "complete transformation" of the railway network in the country.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed new CRPF chief after Sukma attack (Third Lead)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government on Wednesday appointed senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar as the new chief of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), two days after the force lost 25 troopers in a deadly Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Tata Motors to use two technologies for BS IV norms
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors Ltd. on Wednesday said it is ready with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technologies for BS IV compliant engines for its commercial vehicles.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Congress bereft of ideology, can't run multi-party democracy: Shah
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Attacking the Congress and its offshoots for being without a specific ideology of their own, BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said a multi-party democracy like India cannot be run by outfits lacking in ideology.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Applying new strategy in anti-Maoist operations: CRPF DG
Raipur, April 26 (IANS) In the wake of death of 25 CRPF men in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, the force's acting chief Sudeep Lakhtakia on Wednesday said a new strategy in anti-Maoist operations will be adopted and mistakes analysed.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ajay Maken, Chako resign from Congress posts
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken and P.C. Chacko, in charge of Congress affairs in Delhi, on Wednesday resigned from their posts, owning moral responsibility for the party's defeat in the city's civic polls.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
84 IAS officers transferred in UP; Noida, Ghaziabad get new DMs
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) In by far the biggest reshuffle of IAS officials in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government late on Wednesday transferred 84 IAS officers, including 38 district magistrates. Among the DMs shifted out include those of Lucknow, Mainpuri, Etawah, Kannauj, Ghaziabad and Mathura.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sukma attack casts a long shadow on BJP's MCD win
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) As the results of the April 23 voting for the three municipal corporation elections poured in on Wednesday, the party supporters did not break into a rapturous celebration, as is the normal practice, due to the Monday killing of 25 CRPF men in Chhattisgarh.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BJP returns fire on Akhilesh's charge of 'poor law and order' in UP
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hit back at Samajwadi Party (SP) President and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for his remarks on the Yogi Adityanath government that law and order in the state is poor.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
CPI-M to publicly censure minister for his 'curt remarks'
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) Even as Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan continues to publicly defend his party and Cabinet colleague Power Minister M.M. Mani, the state secretariat of CPI-M on Wednesday decided to publicly censure Mani for his "curt remarks" on women plantation workers.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
BCCI left red-faced at crucial ICC Board meet
Dubai, April 26 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was dealt a major blow when it was reduced to a minority at the International Cricket Council Board meeting in Dubai on Wednesday, where most of the other members voted for changes in governance and revenue structures.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
AAP bites dust in its own strongholds
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The BJP's victory sweep in the civic polls saw most Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ministers fail to ensure victory for the AAP candidates in their own constituencies.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP chief misguided people of Bengal: Amit Mitra
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Senior West Bengal Minister Amit Mitra on Wednesday dismissed as a "blatant and motivated attempt to distort the truth" BJP National President Amit Shah's allegations that the state was a poor performer in development indices.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Denying tickets to sitting councillors worked well for BJP
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The BJP's decision to deny tickets to its sitting councillors proved a master stroke for the party, which swept the Delhi civic polls on Wednesday for the third time in a row.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RBI to issue new Rs 5 and Rs 10 coins
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday said that it will soon issue new Rs 10 and Rs 5 coins in circulation.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IPL-10: Smith, Rahane help Pune post 182/5 in first innings
Pune, April 26 (IANS) Captain Steve Smith led from the front with an unbeaten half-century to help Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) post 182/5 after they were asekd to bat first by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
NCP's Pawar meets Congress chief on presidential polls
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday called on Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss a joint opposition candidate for the coming presidential election.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi municipal poll verdict adds to BJP's political momentum
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's emphatic victory in the Delhi civic polls has added to the party's political momentum as it seeks to expand its base in traditionally weak areas and prepares for upcoming electoral challenges.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ajmer court annuls child marriage after 18 years
Ajmer, April 26 (IANS) A family court in Ajmer, Rajasthan, on Wednesday annulled a child marriage that was held about 18 years ago when the girl was only two and a half years old.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Swaraj India fails to open account in Delhi civic polls
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India, which was formed six months ago, has failed to impress Delhi voters as the fledgling party has not won even a single ward in the city's municipal elections held on Sunday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RCB under pressure to move up, says pacer Arvind
Bengaluru, April 26 (IANS) Hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would be under huge pressure when they take on Gujarat Lions (GL) in the Indian Premier League (IPL-10) tie here on Thursday, said their medium pacer Sreenath Arvind on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL
SC poser: Can it restrain Parliament from linking Aadhaar with PAN
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday raised a poser whether it can "restrain Parliament" from passing a law linking Aadhaar with PAN for filing income tax returns even though the government has in the past given an undertaking that possessing Aadhaar card was voluntary.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Willing to sit with Kejriwal to discuss betterment of Delhi: Tiwari
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday said the people of Delhi have rejected the "politics of lies and negativity" by handing the party victory in the civic polls and said he was willing to sit and discuss with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal how to work towards the development of Delhi.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC calls for statutory regime to regulate state-funded NGOs
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government to consider putting in place a statutory regime to regulate registration, funding, compliance and audit of the NGOs getting state support.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Wales' Taylor handed 2-match ban for horror tackle of Coleman
Cardiff, April 26 (IANS) Wales defender Neil Taylor was suspended on Wednesday for two matches for his leg-breaking tackle of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman during a 2018 football World Cup qualifier draw in Dublin in March.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Banned Bangladeshi militant group's bomb-maker arrested
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) Bangladesh's anti-crime elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Wednesday arrested a key member of a banned militant outfit here.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sustaining higher education a major challenge: President
Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said sustaining and reinvigorating higher education has become a major challenge, especially in public institutions.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Why AAP's claim of EVM tampering isn't tenable
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Were EVMs really rigged to ensure the BJP's win in Delhi civic polls as alleged by the AAP?
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FII inflows expected to be $5-10 billion in 2017-18: ICRA
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) FII inflows into Indian debt market in 2017-18 are expected to be limited to $5-10 billion, said a report released on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Punjab orders crackdown on private medical, dental colleges
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday ordered a crackdown on private medical and dental colleges in the state, warning them to either mend ways or shut shop.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Education
UAE's first solar-powered gas station opens in Dubai
Dubai, April 26 (IANS/WAM) A government oil company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has opened the country's first solar-powered gas station in Dubai.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Technology,Business/Economy
Axis Bank's Q4 net profit down 43%
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Lending major Axis Bank on Wednesday reported a decline of 43.13 per cent in its net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of Fiscal 2016-17.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi HC seeks report on missing speech, hearing impaired woman
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday took suo motu cognizance of a media report which said that a 21-year-old speech and hearing impaired woman has been missing from Adarsh Nagar Metro Station here since April 21.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi to launch UDAN air connectivity scheme on April 27
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the air regional connectivity scheme -- UDAN -- on April 27, Thursday, in Shimla.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
AAP loses ground in Delhi, tough times ahead (News Analysis)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The AAP, which emerged as a major political force in Delhi's politics, will have a tough time ahead after facing a humiliating defeat in the city's municipal polls and it will now be a challenge for the party to keep its legislators united.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi civic polls: Final tally
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday swept all the three municipal bodies of Delhi, returning a tally of 181 of the total 270 seats for which elections were held on April 23.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BSF seizes over two kg heroin in Punjab
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) BSF troopers on Wednesday seized over two kg of heroin, valued at more than Rs 10 crore in the international market, along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab, a BSF official said.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Family of Sukma martyr refuses Rs 5 lakh compensation
Patna, April 26 (IANS) The family of CRPF trooper Abhay Kumar, who was killed in an ambush by Maoists in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, on Wednesday refused to accept Rs 5 lakh as compensation announced by the Bihar government.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
92 Congress, 38 AAP nominees lose deposits in Delhi civic polls
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) As many as 38 of the 270 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates and 92 of the Congress forfeited their security deposits in the Delhi civic polls, State Election Commissioner (SEC) S.K. Srivastava disclosed on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shah's tryst with the deprived in Mamata's dingy backyard
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) In West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's backyard, BJP chief Amit Shah entered the shabby dwelling of Arjun Maity, a sugarcane juice vendor, at the Chetla lockgate slum. The senior politician enquired about Maity's well-being, had 'rosogolla' and sweetened buttermilk at his home, and left after learning about the shortage of toilets and basic amenities for women there.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Punjab to study water flowing into Pakistan
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) Caught up in a water war with neighbouring Haryana, the Punjab government has sought a report on the water flowing from the state to Pakistan.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Court frames charges against Ray; ex-minister cries vendetta
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday framed charges against former Union Minister Dilip Ray and others in a case of allocation of a coal block in Jharkhand in 1999.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
United Airlines faces another row -- over giant rabbit's death
London, April 26 (IANS) Less than three weeks after a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight at the Chicago airport, the airline landed itself in another public relations fiasco on Wednesday after a giant rabbit died on its flight from Britain.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Assad forces made sarin used in chemical attack: France
Paris, April 26 (IANS) France has said it has evidence that the Syrian air force dropped bombs containing nerve agent sarin on a rebel-held town earlier this month that killed 89 people.
2017-04-26
Category: International, France,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC asks Delhi hospital to discharge patient held up for unpaid bill
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here to immediately discharge a patient, saying that hospitals cannot hold hostage persons undergoing treatment for non-clearance of unpaid hospital bills.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sebi's stricter P-Note norms to curb black money in markets
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) In yet another move in India against black money, markets regulator Sebi on Wednesday barred resident as well as non-resident Indians (NRIs) from making investments through participatory notes (P-Notes).
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana releases Rs 50 lakh to family of Sukma martyr
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) The Haryana government on Wednesday released Rs 50 lakh as financial assistance to the family of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Assistant Sub-Inspector Naresh Kumar, who was killed in an ambush by Maoists in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Monday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
RIL partners with Resysta to bring wood alternative in India
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Wednesday said it has entered into a licence agreement with Germany based Resysta International GmbH, which gives RIL the exclusive rights of production and marketing of a natural fibre polymer composite (NFPC) in India.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
EC can't be pressured to tamper with EVMs: Delhi poll chief
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Delhi State Election Commissioner S.K. Srivastava on Wednesday said the Election Commission cannot be pressurised to tamper with electronic voting machines to manipulate results, following the AAP's accusations of large-scale EVM rigging to favour the BJP in the civic polls.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed new CRPF chief after Sukma attack
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government on Wednesday appointed senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar as new chief of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), two days after the force lost 25 troopers in a deadly Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Court discharges arms dealer Verma, wife in two cases
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday discharged arms dealer Abhishek Verma, his wife, and others in two cases -- one of corruption and another of money laundering -- related to Switzerland-based company Rheinmetall Air Defense (RAD).
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump weighs steep cuts to corporate tax rates
Washington, April 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday planned to propose steep cuts in corporate taxes and repatriated offshore corporate profits as the administration seeks to regain momentum on economic policies.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Denying tickets to sitting councillors worked well for BJP
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A decision to deny tickets to its sitting councillors proved a master stroke for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which swept the Delhi civic polls on Wednesday, for the third time in a row.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3 dead, 13 missing in Hooghly river as jetty collapses
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) At least three persons died and 13 others were still missing after a temporary jetty on the Hooghly river collapsed in Hooghly district of west Bengal on Wednesday, the police said.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No infighting in BJD, says Naveen Patnaik
Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday dismissed reports of infighting within the party.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Macron heckled by pro-Le Pen factory workers
Paris, April 26 (IANS) French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron was on Wednesday heckled by factory workers in Amiens city after a visit by his far-right rival Marine Le Pen.
2017-04-26
Category: International, France,Politics
MCD polls: Opposition leaders claim EVM tampering, offer to quit
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sweeping the Delhi municipal polls on Wednesday, opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress leaders offered to quit on moral grounds while also blaming the electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the polls for their debacle.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bihar's role in freedom struggle brushed aside: Nitish Kumar
Patna, April 26 (IANS) Seeking acknowledgement of Bihar's contribution to the Indian freedom struggle, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said the role of Veer Kunwar Singh, who hailed from the state, in the 1857 War of Independence should be discussed at the national level.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Trainer plane crash kills ex-IAF pilot, trainee in Maharashtra
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) A four-seater trainer aircraft crashed in the Vainganga river on the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border on Wednesday killing the pilot and a female trainee after it got entangled in wires above the water line, a top official said here.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed new CRPF chief after Sukma attack
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government on Wednesday appointed senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar as new chief of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), two days after the force lost 25 men in a deadly Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Students clash with security forces in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) Protesting students clashed with the security forces at many places in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
IPL: KKR win toss, elect to bowl vs RPS
Pune, April 26 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to field against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in their Indian Premier League match here on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Champs Kirui, Wanjiru now eye world marathon title in London
Nairobi, April 26 (IANS) London Marathon champion Daniel Wanjiru and relative unknown Geoffrey Kirui, who won in Boston, will give the Kenya team to the World Championships a new look in August.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Several English football officials arrested in tax fraud probe
London, April 26 (IANS) Several officials, including Newcastle club's Managing Director. were arrested on Wednesday as part of a probe into tax fraud in English football launched by the UK's Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Gujarat Lions bring in Irfan Pathan and Ankit Soni
Rajkot, April 26 (IANS) Gujarat Lions have signed all-rounders Irfan Pathan and Ankit Soni as replacements for the injured Dwayne Bravo and Shivil Kaushik for the remainder of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Murray in third round of Barcelona Open
Barcelona, April 26 (IANS) British tennis player Andy Murray on Wednesday entered the third round of the Barcelona Open, part of the 500 series on the ATP World Tour, after Australia's Bernard Tomic withdrew.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Axis Bank's Q4 net profit down 43%
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Lending major Axis Bank on Wednesday reported a decline of 43.13 per cent in its net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of Fiscal 2016-17.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chelsea beat Southampton 4-2 in EPL
London, April 26 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) leaders Chelsea defeated Southampton 4-2 here to boost their advantage over second-place Tottenham Hotspur to seven points, though the latter has a game in hand.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Sarvar, Sartaj sing title track for kids' show
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Singers Sarvar and Sartaj, who have crooned the song "Bapu sehat ke liye tu to haanikaarak he" for "Dangal", have now lent their voice for the title track of animated investigative TV series "Gattu Battu".
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP's hat-trick win in Delhi civic poll routs AAP, Congress (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Riding on a Modi wave and defeating anti-incumbency, the BJP on Wednesday retained with a sweeping majority its 10-year hold on the capital's three civic bodies, routing the city's ruling AAP which blamed rigged EVMs for its poor show in the municipal polls.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Meherzan Mazda's mother worried about his marriage
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actor Meherzan Mazdas mother is concerned about her sons marriage these days as he has put on 20 kg for his role of an overweight man, named Piyush, in the TV show "Dhhai Kilo Prem".
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Dinakaran remanded in five-day police custody
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday sent sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran, arrested on the charge of attempting to bribe Election Commission officials, to five-day police custody.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan again denies India consular access to Jadhav
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Wednesday once again denied consular access to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court on charges of espionage.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Stent price capping will put patients in jeopardy: Experts
Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) The government's move to put a price cap on stents, which are used to open up blocked arteries, has drawn flak from the health experts, who believe this will block innovation and put patients in jeopardy.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Civic polls help Tiwari emerge as key BJP face in Delhi
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The BJP's hat-trick in the capital's municipal polls is being seen as a feather in the cap of the party's Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari and it has helped him emerge as a key face of the party in the national capital.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Features
Composers, singers, lyricists stars of my life, says Mohit Suri (Lead, correcting para 9)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Mohit Suri says composers, singers and lyricists have always been stars of his life.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Women to man Kherki Daula toll plaza on Haryana-Delhi border
Gurugram, April 26 (IANS) It will soon be an all-women affair at the Kherki Daula toll plaza on the Gurugram-Delhi Expressway for the collection of the tax on vehicles, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
"An evening of ghazals, women empowerment at 'Jashn-E-Dosti'
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) It was a soulful evening at "Jash-e-dosti" where the audience was enthralled with ghazals and discourses spreading a strong message on issues like female foeticide, rape, dowry, domestic violence, stalking and eve-teasing.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed new CRPF chief after Sukma attack
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government on Wednesday appointed senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar as new chief of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), two days after the force lost 25 men in a deadly Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
India supports 'expanded role' of Russia in global affairs
Moscow, April 26 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said India supports a greater role by Russia in global affairs as well as in "our shared neighbourhood" in view of growing terrorism which "remains the primary concern for peaceful countries".
2017-04-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Global cues push Sensex, Nifty to new record highs (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Positive global cues and optimism over the upcoming quarterly earning results pushed the Indian equity markets to new closing highs on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rajamouli gave me whole arc of a woman's life: Anushka
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Anushka Shetty, who essays the role of Devasena in "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", says that the film's director S.S. Rajamouli has given her a whole arc of a womans life.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
SEBI allows options trading in commodities market
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Wednesday approved the introduction of options trading in the commodities market.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
AAP's Delhi convenor Dilip Pandey resigns after poll debacle
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Owning moral responsibility for the AAP's debacle in the municipal elections, senior party leader Dilip Pandey on Wednesday resigned as the party's Delhi convenor.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Asean summit to focus on row over sea, Manila's war on drugs
Manila, April 26 (IANS) Territorial disputes with China and the Philippines' war on drugs will take the centre-stage at the Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), whose work agenda began on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
North, S. Korean women urge Trump to stop war rhetoric
Seoul, April 26 (IANS) A group of women from North and South Koreas, along with women activists from other countries, sent on Wednesday a letter to US President Donald Trump, urging him to stop his war rhetoric.
2017-04-26
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Centre, Assam committed to constitutional safeguards for indigenous people: Rajnath
New Delhi/Guwahati, April 26 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday assured a delegation of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) that the spirit of the Assam Accord would not be allowed to get diluted at any cost and the government is committed to provide Constitutional and economic safeguards to the indigenous people of the state.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Be present in court on Thursday, SC tells Karnataka CS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Karnataka Chief Secretary to be present in court on Thursday afternoon after rejecting his application for exemption from appearance, as directed by the top court over the failure of 10 states to set up Food Commissions.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Greed rides groom, bride's kin deals him hair-razing ordeal
Ranchi, April 26 (IANS) Avarice is bad, is the lesson a groom in a Jharkhand town learnt when he not only sought the hand of a young woman but also a brand new motorcycle from her family. In the bargain, he lost both.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Sambhavna to appear on 'Jashne Byah' with husband
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Sambhavna Seth, who got married to Avinash Dwivedi in July last year, will appear alongside her husband in the upcoming special show "Jashne Byah".
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Reliance GCX-Alibaba arm to offer cloud solutions
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Reliance Communications' subsidiary Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) and Alibaba Cloud will jointly offer cloud solutions to enterprises through the latter's Cloud Express Connect via GCX's Cloud X Fusion in Singapore, said GCX on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Sindhu, Jayaram advance, Saina, Prannoy lose in Asia Championships
Wuhan (China), April 26 (IANS) India's Ajay Jayaram caused an upset, while P.V. Sindhu had an easy start, though Saina Nehwal, H.S. Prannoy and the doubles pairs exited the Badminton Asia Championships on the opening day here on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother appeals for son's release, seeks to meet him
New Delhi/Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) The mother of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav has filed an appeal with Pakistan seeking Islamabad's intervention for the release of her son who has been sentenced to death and expressed a desire to meet him.
2017-04-26
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Over 100 kms of road being built daily: Government
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Road construction in rural areas of the country under the 'Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana' (PMGSY) has achieved the highest so far average with daily construction rate of 130 km, it was announced on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mamata, Amit Shah trade barbs over development in Bengal
Kolkata/Alipurduar, April 26 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday traded barbs over development in the eastern state, with the former throwing an "open challenge" to anyone to show growth under a "huge" debt burden.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
NHRC notice to Delhi hospital for running without equipment
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a detailed report from Hindu Rao Hospital over allegations that one of the oldest and biggest hospitals here was operating without the necessary equipment.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
CMFRI develops seed production technology of high value species
Kochi, April 26 (IANS) The Kochi-headquartered Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) successfully developed the seed production technology of a food fish, a marine ornamental fish and a marine ornamental shrimp which has huge commercial value in the export market.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Social media platforms banned in J&K
Jammu, April 26 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday banned all social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for one month in the Valley in order to prevent "anti-national and anti-social elements" from spreading "inflammatory messages".
2017-04-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata has BJP phobia: Amit Shah
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) In a swipe at Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday said she was suffering from "BJP phobia" and claimed that her constant criticism of his party was indicative of its rise in Bengal.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
SPI Cinemas enters Kerala with re-launch of Kripa Cinema
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) SPI Cinemas, a Chennai headquartered multiplex chain and a leading player in the entertainment industry, on Wednesday entered the Kerala market with the re-launch of Muthoot Pappachan Group (MPG)'s iconic Kripa Cinema.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian-American dentist running for Virginia House of Delegates
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Indian-American dentist Surya Dhakar is running for Virginia's House of Delegates' 56th District seat.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora
Harika plays out hard fought draw vs Mustafa at Reykjavik Open chess
Reykjavik (Iceland), April 26 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli eked out a hard fought draw against the higher-rated Mustafa Yilmaz of Turkey in round eight of the Rejkjavik Open chess tournament at the Herpa Concert Hall here.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Iceland,Sports,Other Sports
Lajong coach Singto determined to beat Aizawl
Shillong, April 26 (IANS) Shillong Lajong FC coach Thangboi Singto has asserted that his wards are determined to defeat title contenders Aizawl FC in the final game of their I-League campaign here on Sunday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
BJP victory a reaffirmation of people's faith in PM: Rajnath
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday termed the BJP's victory in the Delhi civic polls as a "reaffirmation of people's faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership".
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian-American man charged with insider trading
Washington, April 26 (IANS) An Indian-American man has been charged with insider trading here by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Centre to raise digital literacy, curb electronics imports: Minister
A0gartala, April 26 (IANS) The government has taken firm steps to raise the rate of digital literacy to a large extent and to stop import of electronics and IT-related kits and devices by 2019, a central minister said here on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Artificial photosynthesis turns carbon dioxide into clean air
New York, April 26 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to trigger a process similar to photosynthesis in a synthetic material, turning greenhouse gases into clean air and producing energy -- all at the same time.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Sharing screen with Salman will be surreal: Angad Bedi
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Actor Angad Bedi is happy that he will get a chance to share screen space with Salman Khan in "Tiger Zinda Hai". He says Salman is "writing his own destiny and breaking his own film records" and hopes to learn some success tricks from the superstar.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sensex, Nifty touch new record highs
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Positive global cues and optimism over the upcoming quarterly earning results pushed the Indian equity markets to new closing highs on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Court reserves verdict in 2G spectrum case
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday reserved verdict in the 2G spectrum allocation case, in which former Telecom Minister A. Raja and DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi are being tried.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sports Minister calls for zero tolerance towards doping
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A day after former India football captain Subroto Paul tested positive for a banned substance, Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Wednesday called for adopting a policy of "zero tolerance" towards doping.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Modi, Sri Lankan PM discuss bilateral issues
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday discussed a range of bilateral issues and matters of mutual concern with visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here. Following the talks, an agreement on cooperation in economic projects between India and Sri Lanka was signed.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Faridabad gets Post Office Passport Seva Kendra
Faridabad, April 26 (IANS) Union Minister Krishan Pal Gurjar on Wednesday inaugurated a Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) in Faridabad, an industrial town in Haryana, adjoining the national capital, said an official release.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Over 1,000 arrested in Turkey over links with Gulenist group
Ankara, April 26 (IANS) Over 1,000 Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO) suspects were arrested in simultaneous police raids across Turkey, the Interior Minister said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi to launch UDAN air connectivity scheme on April 27
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the air regional connectivity scheme -- UDAN -- on April 27, Thursday, in Shimla.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nabha jailbreak gangster held in Punjab
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) A wanted gangster involved in the sensational Nabha jailbreak in November 2016 has been arrested, a senior Punjab Police official said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I began hating work while on sabbatical: Suniel Shetty
Panaji, April 26 (IANS) Actor Suniel Shetty, who has been away from the limelight for over three years now, says his preoccupation with attending to his ailing father Veerappa Shetty made him take a sabbatical from showbiz.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
I am very cultured, believe in gender equality: Avinesh Rekhi
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Actor Avinesh Rekhi, who is currently seen as Umashankar in TV show "Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh Piyaji", says unlike his on-screen avatar, he is very cultured in real life and believes in gender equality.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pre-orders for Samsung S8, S8+ reach 80,000 units in India
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Coming as a sigh of relief for Samsung after the Note 7 fiasco last year, pre-orders for its new flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices have reached 80,000 units within a week of the launch in India.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Dinakaran remanded in five-day police custody
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday sent sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran, arrested on the charge of attempting to bribe Election Commission officials, to five-day police custody.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Blue economy needs to be measured to tap its potential'
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) An integrated and holistic approach to measure the blue economy of each nation is required to gain access to the untapped potential of this sector, a US researcher has said.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Kejriwal congratulates BJP, assures support for 'betterment of Delhi'
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday congratulated the BJP for its victory in the civic polls and assured his party's support for Delhi's betterment.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Process of building a character is magical: Kirti Kulhari
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Kirti Kulhari, who shot to fame with "Pink", is now playing the protagonist in National Film Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's forthcoming film "Indu Sarkar". She says as a performer, building a character is an interesting process.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
12-year-old Sujal to represent India in Football For Friendship programme
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Sujal Kahar, a 12-year-old footballer from Mumbai, has been shortlisted as Indias representative at the global Football For Friendship (F4F) social programme, it was announced on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Hyderabad's Nizam was a visionary, says President
Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday described the last Nizam of Hyderabad State Mir Osman Ali Khan as a visionary, who founded Osmania University 100 years ago.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Over 120 UP officials yet to submit property details
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) Despite terse warnings and repeated reminders by the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government, more than 120 state officials were yet to submit the details of their assets and properties, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Internet suspended in Kashmir for one month
Jammu, April 26 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday ordered the suspension of Internet services in the Valley for one month.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Terrorism
Judge blocks Trump's order defunding 'santuary cities'
Washington, April 26 (IANS) A judge in San Francisco dealt the US administration another legal blow by blocking President Donald Trumps threatened suspension of unspecified federal funding from cities and towns that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Eating less salt may not lower your BP, says study
New York, April 26 (IANS) Contrary to popular belief, consuming less sodium may not lead to lower blood pressure in the long term, show results of a new study that followed more than 2,600 men and women for 16 years.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Composers, singers, lyricists stars of my life, says Mohit Suri
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Mohit Suri says composers, singers and lyric writers have always been stars of his life.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Harbhajan lashes out at 'racist' Jet Airways pilot
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Veteran cricketer Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday lashed out at a Jet Airways pilot for racial discrimination against a fellow Indian passenger.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
B.K. Nehru's widow dies at 109, cremated at Kasauli
Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh), April 26 (IANS) Shobha Nehru, wife of Jawaharlal Nehru's cousin B.K. Nehru, who died at her residence in Kasauli town of Himachal Pradesh due to age-related complications, was cremated here on Wednesday, her family said. She was 109.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Sensex crosses 30k points, Nifty at new closing high
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Positive global cues and optimism over the upcoming quarterly earning results pushed the Indian equity markets to their new closing highs during Wednesday's trade.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
China comes to Pakistan's rescue with $1.2 bn loan
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) China has increased its economic pull in Pakistan over the past year, providing over $1.2 billion in loans to help the country stave off a possible currency crisis.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Diamond shapes define your personality too
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Oval, pear or heart -- diamond shapes are many and so are the personalities of the ones who wear them. Diamonds can give a peek into your personality, say experts.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Zyxel launches VPN firewall to safeguard businesses
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Networking company Zyxel Communications on Wednesday introduced a premium virtual private network (VPN) firewall to offer businesses an end-to-end solution and manage secured communications between multiple sites and offices.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
IPL: Bangalore eye turnaround against Gujarat (Preview)
Bengaluru, April 26 (IANS) With two of their last matches witnessing a horrific batting show in Kolkata and a wash-out due to rain at home, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will hope for a turnaround when they face a struggling Gujarat Lions (GL) here on Thursday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL
'Raag Desh' an incredible movie-making experience: Kunal Kapoor
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kapoor, who will be seen in National Award-winning filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia's next "Raag desh - Birth of a Nation" says it has been an incredible movie-making experience.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Madonna not happy with biopic 'Blonde Ambition'
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Singer Madonna is unhappy with the news of the biopic "Blonde Ambition" which is being made on her.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
2 killed as trainer aircraft crashes into river
Balaghat (MP)/Gondia (Maharashtra), April 26 (IANS) A trainer aircraft crashed on the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border on Wednesday, killing the pilot and a trainee, after the craft got entangled in wires, officials said.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China convicts US woman for spying
Washington, April 26 (IANS) A Chinese court has convicted an American businesswoman for spying, sentencing her to three-and-half years in prison and ordered her deportation.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kejriwal's quest for power behind AAP loss: Anna Hazare
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday blamed his former protege and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwals quest for power behind the Aam Aadmi Partys (AAP) debacle in the Delhi civic polls.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Cyber criminals now executing politically devastating attacks: Symantec
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Explaining how simple tactics led to unprecedented outcomes, a new report from global cyber security firm Symantec said on Wednesday that cyber criminals are executing politically devastating attacks to undermine a new class of targets.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
SC calls for statutory regime to regulate NGOs, state funding
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to consider putting in place a statutory regime to regulate the registration, funding, compliance and audit of the NGOs getting state support.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Akhilesh Yadav flays BJP for 'poor law and order' in UP
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday attacked the state government led by Yogi Adityanath and said the law and order situation in the state is not good.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Harbhajan lashes out against 'racist' Jet Airways pilot
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Veteran cricketer Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday lashed out against a Jet Airways pilot for racial discrimination against a fellow Indian passenger on the flight.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Genetic variants linked to extreme old age identified
New York, April 26 (IANS) Researchers have identified new genetic variants associated with reduced risks for cardiovascular and Alzheimer's disease, and higher odds of surviving for 100 or more years.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Raghu Ram completes one year without smoking
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actor Raghu Ram has become a non-smoker and has completed a year without smoking.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Villarreal pip Atletico, Malaga beat Granada in La Liga
Madrid, April 26 (IANS) Villarreal strengthened their fifth position in the La Liga football championship as they overcame third-placed Atletico Madrid 1-0, while Malaga registered their fifth win in six matches with a 2-0 win over Granada.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
BJP sweeps Delhi civic polls, AAP alleges EVM tampering (Fifth Lead)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The BJP was on Wednesday set to retain the three municipal corporations in the national capital for the third term in a row, handing a humiliating defeat to the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP and the Congress.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gurudas Kamat quits all Congress posts
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) In a surprise move, senior Congress leader and AICC General Secretary Gurudas Kamat has quit all posts in the party, according to a statement here on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BJP to discuss Centre-stakeholder dialogue in Kashmir: Shah
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party will discuss the possibility of a dialogue between the Centre and all stakeholders to bring order to the troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Hyderabad's Nizam was a visionary, says President
Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday described the last Nizam of Hyderabad State Mir Osman Ali Khan as a visionary, who founded Osmania University 100 years ago.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
India files appeal with Pakistan in Kulbhushan Jadhav case
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) India on Wednesday filed an appeal with Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua over the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
10 arrested in Charlie Hebdo, Paris store attacks probe
Paris, April 26 (IANS) Ten persons suspected of providing arms for the 2015 attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and a supermarket in Paris have been arrested in France and Belgium.
2017-04-26
Category: International, France,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Country must come first in battle of ideologies: Congress
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said that the country must come first in the battle of "ideologies" and all the regional parties should now realise that blind "anti-Congressism" is not the way ahead.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bangladeshi freedom fighters get 5-year Indian visas
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) Bangladeshi freedom fighters will from Wednesday get five-year multiple-entry visas in line with New Delhi's announcement during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Mamata having BJP phobia: Amit Shah
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Taking a swipe at Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday said she has been suffering from "BJP phobia" and claimed that her constant criticism of his party was indicative of its rise in Bengal.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Future technologies will reshape geopolitics: Ansari
Yerevan/New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said upcoming technologies like manufacturing of robotics and improved cost-efficiency in renewable energy will reshape geopolitics.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Armenia,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy
Trump, Trudeau discuss dairy, lumber trade
Washington, April 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke on the phone and discussed issues of bilateral trade after the US earlier this week announced its intention to impose tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imports.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diaspora
China urges S. Korea, US to pull back THAAD equipment
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) Hours after the deployment of a US advanced defence shield went into full swing in South Korea, Beijing on Wednesday strongly urged Seoul and Washington to pull back the equipment, warning that the installation would further heighten tensions in the region.
2017-04-26
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Action being taken against cow vigilantes: Amit Shah
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday asserted that action is being taken against cow vigilantes and the party maintains that no one should take the law into their own hands.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ransomware to double in 2017 unless governments act
London, April 26 (IANS) The growth of ransomware is likely to double in 2017 unless the governments decide to crack down on all potentially illegal payments, a European cyber security firm warned on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Amsterdam Arena to be renamed in honour of Johan Cruyff
The Hague, April 26 (IANS) Dutch football club Ajax has announced that the Amsterdam Arena is to be renamed in honour of the legendary Johan Cruyff.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
No plans to tax agriculture income, Centre cannot: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government has no plans to impose any tax on agricultural income, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday, putting to rest recent speculations on a politically sensitive issue.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Parineeti doesn't need auto tune for singing
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra, who has lent her voice for "Maana ke hum yaar nahin" in the forthcoming film "Meri Pyaari Bindu", says the song has no auto tune.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shraddha Kapoor 'honoured' to play Saina Nehwal in biopic
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor, who will be seen playing Saina Nehwal in an upcoming biopic directed by Amole Gupte, says she is really honoured to essay the role of the Indian badminton star in the film.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi thanks Delhiites for municipal poll victory
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday thanked the people of Delhi for their "faith" in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as it headed towards a sweep in the Delhi civic polls.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China launches first home-grown aircraft carrier
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) Adding to its growing naval might, China on Wednesday launched its first home-built aircraft carrier, amid high tensions in the Korean Peninsula and the South China Sea.
2017-04-26
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BJP sweeps Delhi civic polls, set to win over 170 wards (Fourth Lead)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The BJP was on Wednesday set to retain its hold on Delhi civic bodies, winning 143 and leading in 31 of the 270 wards, while the AAP was at a distant second with 35 wins and 16 leads, according to State Election Commission officials.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress appoints Gehlot as party in-charge of Gujarat
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday appointed party leader Ashok Gehlot as in-charge of Gujarat, where assembly elections are due later this year.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
10 Maoists surrender in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 26 (IANS) Ten Maoist guerrillas, including three of their commanders and three women, surrendered before the police in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Gurudas Kamat quits all Congress posts
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) In a surprise move, senior Congress leader and AICC General Secretary Gurudas Kamat has quit all posts in the party, according to a statement here on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sporting drop points at home in 1-1 draw with Espanyol
Gijon (Spain), April 26 (IANS) Sporting played a 1-1 draw with Espanyol, missing out on two points that would have bolstered their dwindling hopes of avoiding relegation from La Liga.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Injured Carrasco to miss Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid
Madrid, April 26 (IANS) Atletico Madrid will be without the services of Belgian international winger Yannick Carrasco for at least the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid after it was confirmed he has suffered a twisted shoulder.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Obese kids at four-fold greater risk of Type-2 diabetes later
London, April 26 (IANS) Children with obesity face four times the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes later, compared to children with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range, warns a new study.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
India, Sri Lanka sign MoU on cooperation in economic projects
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in economic projects following talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe here.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
David Ferrer stumbles in Barcelona Open third round
Barcelona, April 26 (IANS) Spanish tennis player David Ferrer failed to qualify for the third round of the Barcelona Open after suffering a defeat against South Africa's Kevin Anderson.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Arsenal coach insists Olivier Giroud is not for sale
London, April 26 (IANS) Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has asserted that the London club does not intend to sell striker Olivier Giroud and reiterated the Frenchman's key role in the future of the first team.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Modi, Sri Lankan PM hold talks
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held talks on bilateral issues with his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe here.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Sanitation failures kill, stunt children most in UP, 4 other states
Despite recently revealed improvements, primitive sanitation is killing, retarding the growth and leaving susceptible to disease millions of children, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest available national health data.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
BJP slams Congress for questioning Centre's anti-Maoist strategy
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday slammed the Congress for questioning the ruling party over its anti-Maoist strategy and said the Leftist violence had blossomed during Congress's reign.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
'Jolly LLB 2': HC exempts Akshay Kumar from personal appearance in court
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday exempted actor Akshay Kumar from personal appearance before a trial court here in a defamation case filed against the team of Hindi movie "Jolly LLB 2".
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Government CIOs spending only 21% of IT budget on digital initiatives
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Top-performing organisations in the private and public sectors globally are, on average, spending a greater proportion (33 per cent) of their IT budgets on digital initiatives than government CIOs, who are only spending 21 per cent, market research firm Gartner said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Arijit Singh's voice fills us with love: Shraddha Kapoor
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Kapoor has praised singer Arijit Singh and says his voice fills everyone up with love.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Islamophobic incidents up by 1,000% since Trump took office: Muslim group
Washington, April 26 (IANS) The number of Islamophobia incidents involving US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials has increased by around 1,000 per cent since President Donald Trump took office in January, according to a Muslim activist group.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Political vendetta, says former minister of charges in coal scam case
Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) Former Union Coal Minister Dilip Ray claimed on Wednesday he was a victim of 'political vendetta' by the then UPA government, after a special CBI court framed charges against him for his alleged involvement in coal block allocation case.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chelsea beat Southampton 4-2 in EPL
London, April 26 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) leaders Chelsea defeated Southampton 4-2 here to boost their advantage over second-place Tottenham Hotspur to seven points, though Spurs have a game in hand.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Songwriters want royalty reform in Trump's deregulation era
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) A number of musicians and Paul Williams, president and chairman of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), have been taking to Capitol Hill pushing for changes to the process by which they are paid royalties in the US President Donald Trump's deregulation era.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
AFC Champions League: Esteghlal Khouzestan draw 1-1 with Al Fateh
Tehran, April 26 (IANS) Iran's Esteghlal Khouzestan played a 1-1 draw with Saudi Arabia's Al Fateh in Group B of the AFC Champions League.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Malaga beat Granada, Villarreal edge past Atletico Madrid in La Liga
Granada (Spain), April 26 (IANS) Granada, sitting 19th place in La Liga, lost 2-0 to a Malaga side that has won four of its last five matches.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
My wife loves me in glasses, says Akshay Oberoi
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actor Akshay Oberoi says nerdy is the new cool, adding that his wife loves to see him in glasses.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
When Shahid shared 'pool time' with daughter Misha
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor has shared an adorable photograph of himself along with his daughter Misha enjoying some time in the pool.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi verdict an endorsement of Modi's leadership: Amit Shah
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party's win in the Delhi civic polls was a vote in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three years in power and a vote against the "negative politics" of the AAP.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Two killed as trainer aircraft crashes on Maharashtra-MP border
Gondia (Maharashtra), April 26 (IANS) Two persons were killed when a trainer aircraft of a private aviation academy crashed into a river on Maharashtra's border with Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday, police said.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP leaders huddle at Kejriwal's house, party office deserted
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) top brass congregated at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's house on Wednesday following the party's debacle in the civic polls, while the party office wore a desolate look.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Deportes Iquique rally late to beat Venezuela's Zamora
Rio de Janeiro, April 26 (IANS) Chile's Deportes Iquique scored three goals in the final 10 minutes to defeat Venezuela's Zamora 4-3 in their Copa Libertadores group match.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
No plans to tax agriculture income, Centre cannot: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government has no plans to impose any tax on agricultural income, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday putting to rest recent speculation on a politically sensitive issue
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Parineeti doesn't need auto tune for singing
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra, who has lent her voice for "Maana ke hum yaar nahin" in the forthcoming film "Meri Pyaari Bindu", says the song has no auto tune.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Brazilian goalkeeper convicted of murder ordered to return to jail
Rio de Janeiro, April 26 (IANS) Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered footballer Bruno Fernandes to return to jail for the murder of his former girlfriend.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Frankfurt in German Cup final, beat Monchengladbach on penalties
Berlin, April 26 (IANS) Eintracht Frankfurt overcame Borussia Monchengladbach 7-6 on penalties to secure their ticket for the German Cup final here.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Will Smith in talks to star in 'Gemini Man'
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Actor Will Smith is in negotiations to star in "Gemini Man".
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Turnbull to meet Trump, reaffirm alliance
Sydney, April 26 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that he will meet US President Donald Trump on May 4 in New York and reaffirm their alliance, following rumours of a tense relationship between the two leaders.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Diplomacy
China launches second aircraft carrier
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) China on Wednesday launched a new aircraft carrier, boosting its military presence amid rising tensions in the region.
2017-04-26
Category: International, China,Defence/Security
PVR Cinemas to add 5 more IMAX theatres in India
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Multiplex major PVR Cinemas on Wednesday signed an agreement with IMAX Corporation to add five more IMAX theatres in India.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
India's proposed coal plants could imperil global climate goals
New York, April 26 (IANS) The world is unlikely to meet global climate goals if India carries through with plans to construct nearly 370 coal-fired power plants, new research warns.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
'Disney not abandoning local content production in India'
Jakarta, April 26 (IANS) Disney is not abandoning local content production in India, despite a decision last year to close its Bollywood filmmaking side, says Andy Bird, chairman of Walt Disney International. He also feels that the country is often overshadowed by the growth of China, but prospects for India are very bright.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Indonesia,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
GoT stars to earn 2 mn pounds per episode
London, April 26 (IANS) British cast members Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington and Lena Headey and American Peter Dinklage, along with Danish co-star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, are set to earn up to 2 million pounds each per "Game of Thrones" episode after signing new contracts.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kerala assembly disrupted for second day over Mani's resignation
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) The Kerala assembly on Wednesday was disrupted for the second consecutive day as Congress-led opposition demanded Power Minister M.M. Mani's resignation for his controversial remarks on women plantation workers.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
BJP to dedicate civic poll victory to CRPF men killed in Sukma: Manoj Tiwari
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday said it will not celebrate its victory in the civic polls but "dedicate" it to the 25 CRPF troopers who died in a Maoist attack in Sukma.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP rejects EVM tampering allegations
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday dismissed allegations of EVM tampering, saying that the ruling Aam Aadmi Party failed to understand the mood of the nation.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Weak campaign led to party's loss, local leaders to blame: Dikshit
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Former Delhi Chief Minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said that her party did not campaign aggressively enough to win the civic polls but exonerated the party high command from any blame for the loss, putting the defeat squarely on local leaders.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will renew Delhi politics with positivity: Delhi BJP chief
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) People in Delhi have suffered because of negative politics that hit a new low in the last two and half years, and the time has come for some positivism, says city BJP chief Manoj Tiwari.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Facebook rolls out local camera effects designed for India
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In line with its mission to make the world open and connected, Facebook on Wednesday hosted an interactive showcase of its family products and apps and rolled out local camera effects designed for India.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Angers into French Cup final after 60 years
Paris, April 26 (IANS) Angers SCO defeated En Avant de Guingamp 2-0 at home to make into the French Cup football final for the first time over the past 60 years.
2017-04-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Most Indian parents concerned about kids talking to strangers
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Almost half (49 per cent) of Indian parents are concerned about their children interacting with a social predator or a cybercriminal online, a new study revealed on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Ajay Maken to resign as Delhi Congress chief
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken on Wednesday took moral responsibility for the party's defeat in the civic polls and announced he was resigning.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Some films needed my help: Priyanka on turning producer
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress-producer Priyanka Chopra says that she started her production with small and regional films as she thought some films and subjects needed her support.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sri Lankan PM meets Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday here called upon visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
2017-04-26
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
AAP's Alka Lamba offers to quit from all party posts
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Alka Lamba on Wednesday offered to resign from all party posts taking the moral responsibility for the party's defeat in the municipal seats falling under her constituency.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mizoram to soon boast MCG-sized cricket stadium: CM
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The first step was a Supreme Court panel recommending that all the northeastern states are entitled to full affiliation and voting rights in the Indian cricket board. Now, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, whose love for sports is not new, has unveiled plans for a stadium fashioned on Australia's MCG -- one of the world's largest -- as a precursor to producing world-class players.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Midfielder Sahin extends contract with Borussia Dortmund
Berlin, April 26 (IANS) Nuri Sahin has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund ahead of schedule, both football sides confirmed in an official statement.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Google 'Project Owl' to curb fake news in its Search
San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) To tackle fake news and hate speech and control Search results that show false, offensive or outrageous information about certain topics, Google has announced some major changes in its Search feature.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
BJP set to sweep Delhi civic polls, AAP alleges EVM tampering (Afternoon Lead)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Riding on a Modi wave, the BJP was on Wednesday headed for a clean sweep of the Delhi civic polls and was set to retain the three municipal corporations for the third term in a row, as predicted in exit polls. The AAP has alleged widespread tampering of EVMs in favour of the BJP.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PSG extend Cavani's contract to 2020
Paris, April 26 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have extended the contract with Edinson Cavani to two years, keeping the Uruguayan striker until 30 June 2020, the Ligue 1 side announced.
2017-04-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Islamophobic incidents rise by 1,000% since Trump took office
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Islamophobic incidents involving US Customs and Border Protection officials have risen by about 1,000 per cent since President Donald Trump took office in January, a Muslim activist group said.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jeff Goldblum to return for 'Jurassic World' sequel
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Actor Jeff Goldblum is returning to the "Jurassic Park" franchise for the next instalment.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Eating 'diet' foods can make you fat: Study
New York, April 26 (IANS) The so-called "diet" products containing low or no fat may have higher amount of sugar and consuming them regularly could make you fat, new research warns.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sindhu advances, Saina bows out of Badminton Asia Championships
Wuhan (China), April 26 (IANS) Rio Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu defeated Dinar Dyah Ayustine of Indonesia to advance while Saina Nehwal bowed out of the Badminton Asia Championships after she was beaten by Japan's Sayaka Sato in the women's singles here on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
BJP win due to EVM tampering: Sisodia
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) AAP leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday alleged widespread tampering of EVMs to favour the BJP and said there was "no reason" for the people of Delhi to favour the BJP.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India can bolster Snapchat's prospects as Facebook goes after it (Tech Trend)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Founded in 2004, Facebook -- on track to hit two billion active monthly users this year -- is now the fifth-largest US firm by market capitalisation (exceeding $400 billion) and owns the world's most popular apps: WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Technology,Business/Economy,Features
Ajay Maken to resign as Delhi Congress Chief
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken on Wednesday took moral responsibility for the party's defeat in the civic polls and announced he was resigning from his post.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I'm tired of being bullied: Nicki Minaj
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj, who is being trolled on social media, says she is tired of being bullied for her new look.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
TV shows are stuck in a rut: Soni Razdan
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Soni Razdan, who has been in the industry for over three decades, feels that Indian films are moving ahead with new ideas but this can't be said about the country's TV shows.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Japan's Disaster Minister resigns after quake gaffe
Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) Japan's Disaster Reconstruction Minister Masahiro Imamura resigned on Wednesday after saying it was a "good thing" that the 2011 quake and tsunami struck northeast region than Tokyo.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Google Maps to 'find' your parked car
New York, April 26 (IANS) Google Maps has introduced a new feature that will help you remember where you parked your car in case you forgot.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
BJP's civic poll win a vote in favour of Modi: Shah
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party's win in the Delhi civic polls was a vote in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three years in power and a vote against the "negative politics" of the AAP.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP set to sweep civic polls, wins 6 wards (Third Lead)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The BJP was on Wednesday set to sweep the Delhi civic polls, leading in over 140 wards and has won six wards so far, according to the Delhi State Election Commission.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shoot poachers on sight: Conservationist Jonathan Scott
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Noted conservationist Jonathan Scott, who presented the BBC's "Big Cat Diary" for 12 years from 1996 to 2008, has advocated shooting poachers at sight as they are one of the principal reasons for the diminishing population in the wild -- even as the world is moving towards the sixth great mass extinction of wildlife driven by man.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
K. Vishwanath's 12 handpicked films to be released as a disc
Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) Actor Pawan Kalyan and filmmaker Trivikram on Wednesday announced they will facilitate the release of 12 handpicked moviesof veteran filmmaker K. Vishwanath as a limited edition disc in honour of his Dada Saheb Phalke Award.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
US Supreme Court to hear case on citizenship revocation
Chicago, April 26 (IANS) The United States Supreme Court is to begin hearing oral arguments on April 26 in a case which could set a precedent in the revocation of American citizenship of naturalized citizens and is of paramount significance to thousands of Indian residents.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora
Apple plans to use micro-LED in 2017 Apple Watch 3
San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) Apple's plans to replace OLED with micro-LED in 2017 Apple Watch 3 and iPhones has raised concerns in Samsung as Apple's expected use of Samsung OLED screens for a new iPhone model this year may only be temporary.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Three men jailed in Sweden 'Facebook rape' case
Stockholm, April 26 (IANS) At least three men were sentenced to prison by a Swedish court for their involvement in a rape that was broadcast live on Facebook from an apartment in Uppsala, a media report said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Sweden,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Friendship is fundamental foundation of our relationship, says Bipasha
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Bipasha Basu, who is about to complete one year of marital bliss with her actor husband Karan Singh Grover, says the key fundamental foundation of their relationship is friendship.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Britons want May to face rivals on live TV
London, April 26 (IANS) A majority of the British public wants Prime Minister Theresa May to go head-to-head with her rivals in live TV debates during the election campaign, a poll report said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Politics
AAP alleges widespread EVM tampering for BJP's civic poll win
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) With the BJP poised to sweep the civic polls, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday alleged large-scale tampering of EVMs.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Words like white and black are so hurtful to me: Zoe Saldana
Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) She faced a backlash for not being "black enough" for the Nina Simone biopic last year, and Zoe Saldana wishes there wasn't any need to "feel so bothered by race" in Hollywood.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Japan,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Handwoven dupattas a staple in women's wardrobe: Designer
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Designer Gaurang Shah, who has styled the likes of Sharmila Tagore and Vidya Balan, has come up with Dupatta Festival to celebrate the art of this ensemble. He says that handwoven dupattas have become a staple in a woman's wardrobe.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Apple to offer free coding, art classes globally in May
New York, April 26 (IANS) Aiming to educate communities globally, Apple will launch numerous teaching sessions in May in all its 495 stores, ranging in topics from photo and video to music, coding, art and design and more.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Google Doodle marks Cassini's first 'Grand Finale' dive
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) As the Cassini spacecraft starts its first dive through the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings on Wednesday, Google has marked the occasion with an animated Doodle.
2017-04-26
Category: International, India,Science/Tech,Technology
No need to fuel this anymore: Sonu Nigam on azaan row
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) After Sonu Nigam's comment on "forced religiousness" in India after being woken up by the azaan created a lot of controversy, the singer now says that there is no need to fuel the argument anymore.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Is it Cold War-II already? (Comment: Special to IANS)
The April 13 Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) strike by the United States on ISIS terrorists in Afghanistan has triggered suggestions that a second round of the Cold War is set to begin. Particularly as the new US President, Donald Trump, seems to be brash, abrasive and capable of taking action without thinking of consequences.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Defence/Security
Banners sporting Sasikala image removed from AIADMK office
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) AIADMK cadres on Wednesday removed sidelined party General Secretary V.K. Sasikala's banners from the party office here in Tamil Nadu.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Connecting the dots: The BJP, Hindutva and fringe organisations (Book Review)
Title: Shadow Armies: Fringe Organisations and Foot Soldiers of Hindutva; Author: Dhirendra K. Jha; Publisher: Juggernaut; Pages: 228; Price: Rs 499
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Netanyahu cancels meeting with German foreign minister over West Bank
Jerusalem, April 26 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled a meeting with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel over the latter's plan to meet groups critical of Israel's action in the West Bank, an official told Xinhua news agency.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Reliance Home Finance logs Rs 173 cr net, to get listed
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Housing finance company Reliance Home Finance Ltd, a subsidiary of Reliance Capital Ltd, on Wednesday said it closed the last fiscal with a net profit of Rs 173 crore (($20 million).
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Congress did not campaign the way it should have: Dikshit
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Former Delhi Chief Minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said the Congress did not campaign aggressively to win the civic polls and added that she had not been invited to campaign for party candidates.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Mohe pir paayo, Nizamuddin Auliya...': The saint and his grace (Book Review)
Title: Song of the Dervish; Author: Meher Murshed; Publisher: Bloomsbury India; Pages: 242; Price: Rs 499
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Priyanka thanks 'Ventilator' team, mother for National Film Awards win
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra has thanked the entire team and cast of her maiden production "Ventilator" for its win at the 64th National Film Awards, and praised her mother Madhu Chopra for being her "rock partner".
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pre-monsoon rains hit Northeast, Mizoram remains cut-off
Agartala/Aizawl, April 26 (IANS) Week-long incessant pre-monsoon rains, thunderstorm and heavy lightning disrupted life in northeastern states while road connectivity remained cut-off in Mizoram due to landslides, officials said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Kejriwal must resign, BJP will clean Delhi in 4 months: Manoj Tiwari
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) As the BJP was poised to sweep the civic polls, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Wednesday said Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal must resign and promised that the BJP, which has been heading the civic bodies for the past 10 years, will "clean the city in four months".
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP leading, AAP distant second in Delhi civic polls
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The BJP was leading in 141 wards, while the AAP was at second spot, leading in 40 and the Congress in 28 wards as counting progressed in the Delhi civic polls, Delhi State Election Commission officials said.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sunny Wednesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) It was a sunny Wednesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 23 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
BJP win due to EVM 'wave': AAP
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The AAP on Wednesday termed the BJP's victory in the Delhi municipal polls as a result of alleged tampering of EVMs.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China launches second aircraft carrier
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) China launched on Wednesday its second aircraft carrier in a Dalian shipyard in Liaoning province, an official said.
2017-04-26
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Defence/Security
US loses 1st trade battle with Mexico in Trump era
Washington, April 26 (IANS) With the World Trade Organisation ruling in Mexico's favour, allowing it to impose trade sanctions worth $163 million a year against the US, the Trump administration lost its first trade battle with the neighbouring nation.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Markets open on a higher note on Wednesday
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a higher note during the morning session of the trade.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Civic polls a beginning for Swaraj India: Yogendra Yadav
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The municipal elections in Delhi were "foundational elections" for the Swaraj India Party and leaders have "zero expectations" of winning any seat, party chief Yogendra Yadav said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP leading, AAP now at second spot in Delhi civic polls
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The BJP was leading in all the three civic bodies, while Delhi's ruling AAP was at second spot, and the Congress was trailing at third spot, according to counting trends after an hour, Delhi State Election Commission officials said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Dinakaran arrest not to impact proposed unification talks in AIADMK'
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) The midnight arrest of AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran by the Delhi Police will not affect the proposed unification talks between the two factions in the party, said a former AIADMK parliamentarian.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP trailing, leaders reach Kejriwal's house
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Senior AAP leaders, including Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, on Wednesday went to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence as early counting trends showed the ruling party far behind in the civic polls.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Part of THAAD elements deployed in South Korea
Seoul, April 26 (IANS) Part of the elements of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile system has been deployed in South Korea, its Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Technology,Diplomacy
12,000 Bangladeshi illegal immigrants to leave Saudi Arabia
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) Around 12,000 Bangladeshis are set to return from Saudi Arabia before June 30, after Riyadh set a deadline for illegal immigrants to leave the kingdom, a media report said.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
China to invest $2 bn in Bangladesh's construction materials sector
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) A state-owned Chinese firm has offered to invest $2 billion in Bangladesh's construction materials sector, a media report said.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
BJP ahead in Delhi civic polls
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The BJP was leading in 160 wards, the Congress in 45 and the AAP in 16 wards in the Delhi civic polls, according to early counting trends, election officials said on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Japanese minister quits over offensive comment on 2011 quake
Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) Japanese Reconstruction Minister Masahiro Imamura resigned on Wednesday and was immediately replaced, one day after he made an offensive comment about the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a media report said.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Confident of BJP's win in civic polls: Manoj Tiwari
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari on Wednesday said he was sure his party would win the civic polls.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Counting of votes begins for Delhi municipal polls
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Counting of votes for Delhi municipal elections began at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
What makes Bella Hadid freak out
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Model Bella Hadid freak outs in the middle of the night if she doesn't take off her make-up.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Republicans remove Mexico border wall from budget negotiation
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Republican lawmakers removed the funds allocated for the Mexico border wall from their budget, given that the Democrats were unwilling to agree to back the budget with it and after President Donald Trump softened his stance on the matter.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Kailash Kher celebrates musical journey of 'Kailasa'
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Celebrated singer Padma Shri Kailash Kher celebrated the music journey of his band "Kailasha" in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis among many iconic personalities from the world of music and films.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary cities
San Francisco, April 26 (IANS) A federal judge ruled that US President Donald Trump can not coerce "sanctuary cities" to cooperate with immigration officers by withdrawing federal funds, media reports said.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Emma Watson gets overwhelmed by public attention
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson says she is passionate about her "private identity" because she gets overwhelmed with attention.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
More Green Heroes for brighter future, says Abhishek Bachchan
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, who was present at the Green Heroes Film Festival happening here expressed his concern over our environment and said that having more Green Heroes will ensure a bright future.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
US deeply concerned about Turkey's airstrikes in Syria, Iraq
Washington, April 26 (IANS) The US said it is "deeply concerned" that Turkey conducted airstrikes in Syria and Iraq without "proper coordination" with Washington or the coalition forces, media reports said.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Dave Bautista wants Craig to return as Bond
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista is eager to see actor Daniel Craig reprise the role of James Bond.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
EU to exclude financial services from post-Brexit deal
Brussels, April 26 (IANS) The European Union (EU) reportedly intended to exclude the financial services sector from a trade deal with Britain after Brexit, media reports said.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Japan, US test anti-missile ships during joint military exercises
Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) Japan and the US began a specific seaborne joint military exercise within the ongoing joint naval exercises that began on Sunday amid heightened tensions with North Korea, media reports said.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Will celebrate 5 years of cancer-free life soon: Manisha Koirala
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, who made her debut with Subhash Ghai's "Saudagar" informed media that she will be celebrating 5 years of her cancer-free life soon.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ray Davies has never voted in general elections
London, April 26 (IANS) Veteran musician Ray Davies will be voting for the first time at the forthcoming general election here on June 8.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Trump threatens Canada over milk imports
Washington, April 26 (IANS) President Donald Trump accused Canada of hurting milk producers in Wisconsin and other US states, warning that he will not continue to put up with such behaviour.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
4 linked to Brussels attacks arrested in Barcelona
Barcelona, April 26 (IANS) At least four persons suspected of having links to the perpetrators of the Brussels airport and metro attacks of March 2016, were detained in Barcelona, officials said.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Scott Disick hangs out With Khloe Kardashian's look-alike
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Reality TV personality Scott Disick was spotted spending time with Khloe Kardashian's look-alike. This comes after his split from Kourtney Kardashian.
2017-04-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Netanyahu cancels meeting with German Foreign Minister
Jerusalem, April 26 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled a meeting with Germany's Foreign Minister after he decided to meet with NGOs opposed to the occupation of Palestinian territories, an official said.
2017-04-26
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
RCB-Sunrisers tie abandoned over persistent rain
Bengaluru, April 26 (IANS) The Indian Premiere League (IPL-10) tie between hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and title holder Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) was abandoned on Tuesday, as the drizzle turned into persistent rain at the Chinnaswamy stadium here, said an official.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Sharad meets Sonia to discuss joint opposition Presidential candidate
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A day after Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja met Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss a joint opposition candidate for the upcoming presidential election, senior JD-U leader Sharad Yadav on Tuesday also met her on the matter.
2017-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Coast Guard gets advanced interceptor for Bay of Bengal
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard's Northeast region command on Tuesday commissioned a high speed interceptor boat to help it patrol the Bay of Bengal, an official said.
2017-04-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
Record 1,000 metre-long offered on 362nd urs of Shah Jahan
Agra, April 25 (IANS) A record 1,000-metre-long ceremonial chadar was offered on Tuesday at the graves of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his Empress Mumtaz Mahal on the 362nd Urs of the builder of the immortal memorial to love here.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Shah lunches at tribal's home to launch BJP's 'Vistar Yatra' from Naxalbari (Roundup)
Siliguri, April 25 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday lunched at a tribal's home, and met local residents here in northern West Bengal's Naxalabari block -- the cradle of the 50-year-old Maoist movement in India - while launching a stinging attack on the ruling Trinamool Congress.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
IPL-10: RCB, SRH share points after rain wash-out
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Tuesday was called off due to incessant rain.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Tearful adieu to borewell victim Kaveri
Belagavi (Karnataka), April 25 (IANS) Hundreds of people bid tearful adieu to young Kaveri on Tuesday when her body was laid to rest near the borewell in Karnataka's Belagavi district in which she fell and died after hectic efforts to rescue her failed.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Law Ministry vetting prevention of cruelty to animals rules, SC told
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Union government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that draft rules under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, for regulating upkeep of the animals, putting of load on them, their transpiration and other aspects are presently with the Union Law Ministry for vetting.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sukma attack: Bodies of five CRPF men from Bihar reach Patna
Patna, April 25 (IANS) Bodies of five of the six CRPF jawans from Bihar who were killed in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh on Monday arrived here on Tuesday evening, police said.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Shapoor Mistry resigns from Indian Hotels' board
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Tata Group firm Indian Hotels Company on Tuesday reported that its Director Shapoor Mistry has resigned from its board.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Significance of Modi's Israel visit enormous: Israeli envoy
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Israel's Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon on Tuesday called the coming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel as enormously significant.
2017-04-25
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
GE Healthcare partners with project PAHAL
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Aiming to provide medical care to over 2.5 million urban poor in India, GE Healthcare and project PAHAL (Partnerships for Affordable Health Access and Longevity) on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership to address healthcare needs of underserved communities in the country.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Delhi gets respite with light rain, similar weather on Wednesday
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Light showers cooled down the national capital on Tuesday night with after a hot day that saw the maximum temperature recorded at 38.3 degrees Celsius, average for the season, the Met Office said. Thunderstorm and rain are also likely on Wednesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rahul slams government's anti-Maoist strategy
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday targeted the government over the killing of 25 CRPF personnel in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh and hoped that its revised strategy will have more purpose and impact.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Week-long celebrations to mark Yoga day in Belgium, Luxembourg
Brussels, April 25 (IANS) Week-long celebrations will held in Belgium, Luxembourg and prominent European Union institutions to mark the third edition of International Yoga Day on June 19, the organisers said here on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Belgium,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Websites of DU, AMU, IIT-Delhi hacked
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Websites of Delhi University (DU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Indian Institute of Technology -Delhi and some other educational and training institutions were hacked allegedly by some Pakistan-based groups on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
PFRDA eases 'retirement advisers' registration process
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The government on Tuesday announced it was easing the process of registration of "retirement advisers", with the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) changing the process of submitting applications from the manual to the online mode.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Zverev beats Almagro in Barcelona Open 2nd round
Barcelona, April 25 (IANS) German tennis player Alexander Zverev entered the third round of the Barcelona Open after defeating Spain's Nicolas Almagro here on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
IDFC Bank's Q4 net profit up 7%
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) IDFC Bank on Tuesday reported a rise of seven per cent in its net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Four held with Rs 1 crore ofdemonetised notes in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Four persons were arrested for possessing demonetised currency notes worth Rs 1 crore and allegedly attempting to exchange them for new notes, said police on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Blending tradition with modernity, Osmania University turns 100
Hyderabad, April 25 (IANS) It was India's first university to adopt Urdu as the medium of instruction -- but with English as a compulsory subject. And, as it turns 100 on Wednesday, Osmania University has blended tradition with modernity to emerge as one of the country's oldest and most prestigious institutes of higher learning.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
Kedarnath chopper service: NGT seeks reply from Centre, Uttarakhand
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Reacting to a plea on unregulated chopper operations causing disturbance in the eco-sensitive zones, especially in the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, the NGT on Tuesday sought responses from both central and Uttarakhand governments.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi HC notice on shortage of anti-HIV drugs in hospitals
New Delhi, April 25 (iANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the central and Delhi governments on a petition alleging shortage of drugs to treat HIV/AIDS at certain hospitals in the national capital.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
LIC Housing Finance's Q4 net profit up 18%
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) LIC Housing Finance on Tuesday reported a rise of 18 per cent in its stand-alone net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
5 killed in clashes over land dispute in Rajasthan
Jaipur, April 25 (IANS) At least five persons were killed and 35 others were injured in exchange of firte and violent clashes between two groups over a land dispute on Alwar-Bharatpur border in Rajasthan on Tuesday, the state police said.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2016-17 saw over 45,000 cases of atrocities against Dalits
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday said over 45,000 cases of atrocities against Dalits were registered all over India in 2016-17 while only 40 such cases were reported in West Bengal.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Delhi civic polls outcome keenly awaited by parties
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The keenly-awaited results of the Delhi municipal elections on Wednesday will show if the BJP has been able to keep up its political momentum, if the Congress party has been able to revive itself in the metropolis, and if the ruling Aam Aadmi Party has been able to build up its base among the people.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Barcelona coach Enrique says Clasico victory was morale booster
Barcelona, April 25 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said on Tuesday that the Clasico victory against hosts Real Madrid has boosted the morale of the Catalan football giants.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Chhattisgarh CM, BJP had deal with Maoists: Digvijaya
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday stirred a controversy by reiterating that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and the BJP had a "deal and understanding" with the Maoists in the state.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
MFIN's financial literacy app for microfinance clients
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) -- the self-regulatory body of the Reserve Bank-regulated non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) and microfinance institutions (MFIs) -- on Tuesday launched a financial literacy mobile app for microfinance clients.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Spices farmers' companies to be set up in Arunachal Pradesh
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Minister for Commerce and Industries Nirmala Sitharaman will on Wednesday inaugurate orientation programme for establishment of Spices Farmers Producers Companies (SFPCs) in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, said a statement on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Uncontrolled diabetes can damage reproductive nerves: Doctors
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Prolonged uncontrolled diabetes can cause damage to reproductive nerves, said doctors on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Wipro 2016-17 net declines 4.7%; projects flat revenue for Q1 (Roundup)
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Tuesday reported Rs 8,490 crore net profit for 2016-17, registering 4.7 per cent decline over the previous year (2015-16).
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Khadi industry can help tackle problems in Kashmir: Minister
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Enthused by the response to first-ever national Khadi exhibition in Jammu and Kashmir last year, Union Minister Kalraj Mishra on Tuesday said that involvement of people through Khadi industry can help tackle problems in Kashmir.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
CRPF killings: Government flayed for failure to contain terrorism
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A day after a deadly ambush in Chhattisgarh's Sukma killed 25 CRPF personnel and left several injured, the opposition on Tuesday flayed the BJP-led central and state governments for their failure to contain Maoist violence.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Amit Shah launches BJP's 'Vistar Yatra' from Naxalbari
Siliguri, April 25 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday lunched at a tribal's house, and knocked on the doors of the locals here as part of an intensive booth-level mass contact programme in Naxalabari block -- the cradle of the 50-year-old Maoist movement in India -- in northern West Bengal's Darjeeling district.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Trump administration official discusses future of India-US energy partnership
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) To discuss the future of the India-US energy partnership, one of the first Trump administration officials to visit India from the Department of Energy (DOE) held a roundtable meet here with the think tank CEEW on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
CBI ex-chief Ranjit Sinha booked for influencing coal block probe
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed a case against its former Director Ranjit Sinha for his alleged role in influencing the coal block scam probe during his tenure as the head of agency.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC fines two doctors Rs 1.40 cr for medical asylum to ex-MLA
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday slapped a whopping Rs 1.40 crore fine on two Gurugram-based doctors for giving "medical asylum" to former INLD legislator Balbir Singh after his bail was cancelled in 2013 by the apex court in a 2011 murder case.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Women's empowerment by education has positive impact on future: President
Panaji, April 25 (IANS) Women's empowerment through education will have a positive impact on our future generations, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Education
Global cues, rupee lift equities; Nifty above 9,300 points (Second Intro Roundup)
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Positive global cues along with a strengthened rupee lifted the NSE Nifty to its new high of over 9,300 points and the BSE Sensex to its highest closing level in almost three weeks.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IPL-10: Rain delays toss between RCB & SRH
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Incessant rain played spoilsport, delaying the toss in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium here on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Trinamool even worse than Left: Amit Shah
Siliguri (West Bengal), April 25 (IANS) Kicking-off his 15-day "Vistaar Yatra" (party expansion tour) in West Bengal's Naxalbari, the birthplace of the Maoist movement in India, on Tuesday, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday took on the ruling Trinamool Congress as being "even worse" than the state's erstwhile Left Front regime.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Óscar Arias is Sevilla FC's new sporting director
Seville, April 25 (IANS) Sevilla Football Club on Tuesday appointed Óscar Arias as its sporting director, following the departure of Monchi. Sevilla President Jose Castro declared at a press conference that Arias has signed the contract for two seasons.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Why is Shah mum on denial of central grants to Bengal: Trinamool
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Taking a swipe at BJP chief Amit Shah for not explaining why West Bengal is "constantly being deprived of central aid", state Minister Partha Chatterjee on Tuesday rubbished his claims that his party would become a formidable force in the state by the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Troopers' sacrifice won't go in vain, will review Maoist strategy: Rajnath (Roundup)
Raipur, April 25 (IANS) A day after 25 CRPF troopers were massacred by Maoists in Chhattisgarh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the strategy to root out left-wing extremism will be reviewed and a meeting of affected states has been convened on May 8 for the purpose.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Anandiben best candidate for President, tweets Swamy
Gandhinagar, April 25 (IANS) BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel is an ideal candidate for the President's post.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
UP government to form 'anti-land mafia task force'
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to set up a task force to tackle the menace of land grabbing in the state.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Two CRPF men from Himachal cremated with full state honours
Shimla, April 25 (IANS) Two CRPF men killed in an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district were cremated on Tuesday with full state honours at their native places in Himachal Pradesh.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Crowd hisses, boos at Ivanka Trump at Berlin summit
Berlin, April 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka arrived in Berlin on Tuesday to attend an international summit to discuss women entrepreneurship, alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel and was booed and hissed at by the crowd.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
D. Raja meets Sonia, discusses 'common candidate' for presidential poll
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja met Congress President Sonia Gandhi here to discuss the upcoming presidential election and conveyed his party's stand to support a "common candidate" put up by all the "secular democratic parties".
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
J&K CM asks security forces to counsel youths
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday asked security forces to engage in counselling the youths while bringing to justice those responsible for instigating violence in the violence-hit state.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
All assistance for holding local elections, Modi assures Prachanda
Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday assured his Nepali counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' that India would extend all possible assistance for the local elections in Nepal.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Apple, Cisco, IBM owe their success to world-wide talent sourcing: RBI chief
New York, April 25 (IANS) The titans at the commanding heights of the tech world owe their success to talent from across the globe, according to Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel, who pointed to what could be the Achilles heel of the 'America First' policy that seeks to restrict H1-B visas and imports.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy,Diaspora
Usha Martin removes its non-executive Chairman Prashant Jhawar
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) The speciality steel maker and wire rope manufacturer Usha Martin on Tuesday removed its non-executive Chairman Prashant Jhawar with immediate effect after a "proposal put forth by the nominee director of the lenders".
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author dies
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Robert M. Pirsig, author of the influential 1970s philosophical novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", has died at the age of 88.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
One more dies of sunstroke in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) One more person died of sunstroke in Odisha as the mercury soared above 40 degrees Celsius in 17 towns in the state, authorities said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Joint Doctrine for armed forces unveiled
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The revised Joint Doctrine of the Indian armed forces was released by Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman and Navy chief Sunil Lanba here on Tuesday, a defence statement said.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Websites of DU, AMU, IIT-Delhi hacked
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Websites of Delhi University (DU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Delhi) were hacked on Tuesday, allegedly by some Pakistan-based groups.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Kenya's Rutto targets fast time at Prague marathon
Nairobi, April 25 (IANS) With the London World Championships not in their plans, Kenyans Lani Rutto, Frankline Chepkwony and Stephen Chemlany will be under little pressure to impress and dominate at the Prague Marathon on May 7.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Fiscal deficit to be reduced to 3 per cent by 2019: NITI Aayog
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The NITI Aayog on Tuesday said it has proposed to reduce the fiscal deficit be brought down to three per cent of the GDP by 2018-19.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Don't let poverty kill talent, exhorts 'Super 30' founder
New York, April 25 (IANS) Educational programme "Super 30" founder and mathematician Anand Kumar on Tuesday said that talented poor students should be given adequate financial support, so that they are not deprived of higher education due to poverty.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,National,Education
FCAT tells CBFC to grant 'A' certificate to 'Lipstick...'
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) has directed the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to grant an 'A certificate to "Lipstick Under My Burkha", which was denied a certificate for its sexual content earlier this year.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Malegaon blast case diluted: Congress on Sadhvi's bail
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Reacting to the High Court granting bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, the Congress on Tuesday said this case has been diluted and not taken seriously by the probe agencies.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
AAP pays tribute to CRPF troopers killed in Maoist attack
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday condemned the massacre of 25 CRPF personnel in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh on Monday and paid tribute to them.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
GST will not bring major hike in tax burden: Official
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Prices will not increase due to higher incidence of tax and, instead, are likely to come down under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, the central government said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Only the double will satisfy Bayern coach Ancelotti
Munich, April 25 (IANS) Early elimination in the Champions League quarter-final at the hands of Real Madrid has changed the atmosphere for Bayern Munich and their chief coach Carlo Ancelotti. Winning the German football league and Cup double has become a must for the 57-year-old Italian, and this Wednesday's crunch Cup semi-final against Borussia Dortmund is more of a final.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Need to tax agricultural income: NITI member
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Noted economist and NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy on Tuesday said there was a need to expand the tax base by bringing agricultural income under the tax ambit.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Father regrets Sukma trooper died fighting 'own people'
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) CRPF trooper Abhay Mishra, killed in the Sukma Maoist attack on Monday, was the only breadwinner of the family. His father doesn't regret losing his son for the nation, but is pained because he died fighting "our own people".
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Human Interest/Society
Traders suspend toll collection in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, April 25 (IANS) Traders in Ghaziabad on Tuesday protested against the collection at Dasna toll plaza and freed the passage of vehicles for over an hour.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mumbai hospital denies super obese Egypt woman was not treated well
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The Saifee Hospital here on Tuesday strongly refuted allegations by the sister of Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty that she was not treated for weight loss properly and that her health has deteriorated.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Chris Pine in talks to star in 'Outlaw King'
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Actor Chris Pine is in talks to star as Scottish King Robert the Bruce in period drama "Outlaw King" with Ben Foster.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Richa Chadha reveals why she decided to produce films
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha, now a producer, says that she always wanted to make a film which she would like to see as an audience.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Imtiaz to finalize title of upcoming film
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, whose next is a Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma-starrer "The Ring" (tentatively titled), says the title of his film is not yet decided but will be done soon.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sahin signs new contract
Dortmund, April 25 (IANS) German football club Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday extended midfielder Nuri Sahin's contract, keeping the Turkey international until June 30, 2019.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Ignoring weekly market rush led to Chhattisgarh massacre
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Ignoring the usual rush on the day of the Monday market as a routine affair proved costly to a CRPF contingent which lost 25 men to Maoists in a forested patch of interior Chhattisgarh.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Global cues, rupee lift equities; Nifty above 9,300 points (Intro Roundup)
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Positive global cues along with a strengthened rupee lifted the NSE Nifty to its new record high of over 9,300 points and the BSE Sensex to its highest closing level in almost three weeks.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
High Court restrains TN government from opening liquor outlets
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday restrained the Tamil Nadu government from opening/reopening or relocating liquor shops along or abutting the national or state highways in the southern state for three months.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Mamata urges Centre to look for alternative options to Teesta deal
Cooch Behar (West Bengal), April 25 (IANS) Claiming that a water sharing deal on Teesta river with Bangladesh may jeopardise the daily lives of North Bengal residents, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would have no problems in providing water to the neighbouring country provided the Centre is ready to look at "suitable alternatives".
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Wipro revenue outlook flat for first quarter
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Global software major Wipro has projected a flat sequential revenue growth from IT services segment for the first quarter (April-June) of fiscal 2017-18.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Bengal not letting central schemes percolate down: Amit Shah
Siliguri, April 25 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday alleged that the West Bengal government was not letting the benefits of central developmental schemes percolate down to the grassroots.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Terrorism
Why no action against Dinakaran, court asks Delhi Police
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday asked the Delhi Police what action has been taken against sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran, accused of attempting to bribe Election Commission officials to reclaim the party's disputed and now frozen "two leaves" symbol.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Want to give England selectors some headaches, says Billings
London, April 25 (IANS) England wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings feels his inclusion in the England squad for the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy, starting here from June 1, is enough to give "headaches" to the national selectors.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ex-UP minister Prajapati granted bail in gang rape case
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Minister Gayatri Prajapati was on Tuesday granted bail in a case pertaining to gang rape of a minor.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sanjay Dutt gets emotional after completing 'Bhoomi'
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt got emotional after wrapping up his comeback film "Bhoomi" here on Tuesday. He says he had a wonderful time shooting for the film, and now looks forward to the release of the Omung Kumar-directorial.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
14 killed in Pakistan land mine blast
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) At least 14 persons were killed when a passenger van hit a land mine in Kurram agency in Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wipro 2016-17 net declines 4.7%, board approves 1:1 bonus
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Global software major Wipro has reported a Rs 8,490 crore net profit for 2016-17, registering 4.7 per cent decline over last year under Indian accounting standards.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
WWE to hold tryouts in Dubai
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will visit Dubai in search of the next generation of WWE Superstars by holding four-day talent tryouts from April 26 to 29, it was announced on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Khadi gives employment to people: Rajesh Pratap Singh
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Ace fashion designer Rajesh Pratap Singh, known for using handloom in his creations, says a product like Khadi gives employment to a lot of people and thus, should be encouraged.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
England recall Wood, Willey to ICC Champions Trophy squad
London, April 25 (IANS) England on Tuesday recalled quick bowlers Mark Wood and David Willey to the 15-member Eoin Morgan-led squad for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy 2017 at home.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Mamata announces Rs 5 lakh to families of killed CRPF men
Cooch Behar (West Bengal), April 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday visited the houses of two CRPF troopers killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh and announced Rs 5 lakh and government jobs to their next of kin.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
We will kill 50 Maoists in revenge: CRPF survivor
Raipur, April 25 (IANS) A CRPF trooper who survived the massacre of 25 colleagues by Maoists in Chhattisgarh said on Tuesday that 50 insurgents would be killed in revenge.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Naidu hails HUDCO as promoter of financial inclusion
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Lauding the Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said it is playing an important role in taking financial inclusion forward in the country.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
B.K. Nehru's wife dies at 109 (Lead, superseding earlier story)
Kasauli, April 25 (IANS) Shobha Nehru, wife of Jawaharlal Nehru's cousin B.K. Nehru, died at her residence in Kasauli town of Himachal Pradesh early on Tuesday due to age-related complications, her family said. She was 109.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
President conferred honorary D.Litt by Goa University
Panaji, April 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee was conferred an honorary D.Litt by the Goa University on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Education
SC fines two doctors Rs 1.40 cr for medical asylum to ex-MLA
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday imposed a whopping fine of Rs 1.40 crore on two Gurugram-based doctors for giving "medical asylum" to former INLD legislator Balbir Singh after his bail was cancelled in 2013 by the apex court in a 2011 murder case.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
It's more difficult to maintain intensity from last match: Gambhir
Pune, April 25 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday said it's a difficult task to maintain the momentum they got from their last outing against Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of their game against Rising Pune Supergiant here on Wednesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Opposition to step up protest for Mani's ouster, Vijayan rules it out
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) With Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan overruling opposition demands for the resignation of State Power Minister M.M. Mani for his controversial remarks on women plantation workers, the Congress-led opposition on Tuesday decided to step up its protest to see that Mani quits.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Hearing on 11 cases against Khaleda Zia adjourned
Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) A Dhaka court has once again deferred the hearing in 11 cases on charges of sedition and inciting violence against opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Conference on Dara Shikoh draws experts from 6 countries
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) An upcoming conference on the spiritual legacy of Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh here will see the participation of eminent scholars, academics and historians from the US, Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and India.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Juventus' Barzagli expects a tricky semi-final against Monaco
Turin, April 25 (IANS) Juventus veteran defender Andrea Barzagli has advised his teammates not to underestimate their Champions League semi-final opponent Monaco, as he expects a tricky tie against a young side that plays attacking football.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Drug-resistant malaria cured by dried leaf tablets
New York, April 25 (IANS) Tablets made from dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant have cured 18 critically ill patients who were not responding to the standard malaria medications in a Congo clinic, says a study.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Mobile caravans launched for gender sensitisation in Punjab villages
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) Six mobile caravans were launched here on Tuesday to sensitise people in the rural areas about issues of gender-based discrimination in Punjab.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Modi, Nepal PM discuss bilateral ties
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday discussed India-Nepal ties with his Nepalese counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda over telephone.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Northeastern students, ABVP members held for anti-China protest
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A group of students from the northeast, along with some ABVP activists, were detained on Tuesday as they were going to protest outside the Chinese embassy here against the Chinese government's move to rename six towns in Arunachal Pradesh.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Iraqi troops recapture new neighbourhood from IS
Baghdad, April 25 (IANS) Iraqi government forces on Tuesday freed a new neighbourhood after heavy clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants in the western side of Mosul, the military said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Iraq,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Wax worm may answer problem of plastic waste
London, April 25 (IANS) A solution to the global problem of plastic waste is in sight as researchers have discovered that the larva of wax worm has the ability to degrade plastic -- which is incredibly resistant to breaking down.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Chinese consortium to buy Chevron's Bangladesh oil fields
Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) US oil giant Chevron Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Chevron Global Ventures Ltd., has entered into an agreement to sell the shares of its subsidiaries in Bangladesh to a Chinese consortium, a media report said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Interactive wall climbing course launched in Thane
Thane (Maharashtra), April 25 (IANS) An interactive wall climbing course with ropes has been launched in this suburb of India's financial capital Mumabi to engage children in interesting physical activities instead of their going into gaming arcades and amusement parks.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mamata slams Centre over Aadhar-like system for cows
Cooch Behar (West Bengal), April 25 (IANS) Continuing her tirade against the Modi government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday slammed the move to have an Aadhaar-like identity system for cows.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Workplace autonomy has positive effects on well-being
Birmingham, April 25 (IANS) Higher level of autonomy at workplace has a positive effect on employees' well-being and gives them job satisfaction, according to a research.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
IIITM-K develops app for coffee growers
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) State owned Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) on Tuesday launched an application to provide soil nutrient information and fertiliser recommendation for coffee plantation owners.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Unicef to immunise 30,000 Somali children against measles
Mogadishu, April 25 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) on Tuesday began an emergency campaign to immunise 30,000 children against measles in Baidoa, one of the hardest-hit areas in Somalia.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Somalia,Health/Medicine
Ensure level playing field for new, existing industries: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) In a bid to offer a level playing field in the industry sector in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday directed authorities to give same concessions to existing industry as well as new one.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Chhota Rajan, 3 others get 7 years' jail in fake passport case (Third Lead)
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A special court here on Tuesday sentenced underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan and three former passport officers to seven years' jail in a fake passport case.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Microsoft integrates Dynamics 365 with LinkedIn
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Software giant Microsoft has integrated its enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management system Dynamics 365 with 'LinkedIn Sales Navigator Tool' to give sales people access to its database of 500 million users.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Kashmiri Muslims celebrate Mehraj-e-Alam
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) Hundreds of Muslims on Tuesday offered prayers at the Hazratbal shrine here to celebrate "Mehraj-e-Alam" -- Prophet Mohammad's journey to heaven.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Mamata announces Rs 5 lakh to CRPF families
Cooch Behar (West Bengal), April 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday visited the houses of two CRPF troopers killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh and announced Rs 5 lakh and government jobs to their next of kin.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Hopes on Sindhu, Saina in Badminton Asia Championships (Preview)
Wuhan (China), April 25 (IANS) All eyes will be on women's singles specialists P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal as they carry India's hopes in the Badminton Asia Championships, starting here at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium on Wednesday.
2017-04-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Emraan urges people to undergo early cancer detection tests
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi says it is important for people to undergo early cancer detection tests.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
Centre not against tribal laws: Minister
Agartala, April 25 (IANS) The Modi government is not against tribal customary laws but also favours a Uniform Civil Code (UCC), Union Minister P.P. Chaudhary said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Take a walk, stay smart
New York, April 25 (IANS) In addition to benefitting your heart and muscles, a regular walk also contributes to keeping your brain healthy, new research suggests.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Real Madrid confirms Gareth Bale is injured
Madrid, April 25 (IANS) Real Madrid on Tuesday confirmed the injury of Welsh winger Gareth Bale, and said it will first assess the damage before determining how long Bale will be out of action.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Haryana CM to interact with people on Twitter, Facebook
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) Haryana is poised to become the first state to invite social media users to interact with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for faster and real-time redressal of grievances, officials said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Technology
Global cues, rupee lift equities; Nifty above 9,300 points (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Positive global cues along with a strengthened rupee lifted the NSE Nifty to its new record high of over 9,300 points and the BSE Sensex to its highest closing level in almost three weeks.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ADB lending hits record high
Manila, April 25 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) operations exceeded the $30 billion mark for the first time in its 50-year history as regional demand for development finance and knowledge continues to grow, a report said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Philippines,Business/Economy
Harika advances at Reykjavik Open chess
Reykjavik, April 25 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli continued her winning streak, beating International Master Tuvshintugs Batchimeg of Mongolia in the seventh round of the Reykjavik Open chess tournament here.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Iceland,Sports,Other Sports
Indian Bank posts Rs 319 cr net profit in Q4
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Public sector lender Indian Bank will focus on improving asset quality and business growth-deposits and advances, said a top official.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Madhura Naik to enter 'Tu Sooraj...' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actress Madhura Naik will be entering TV show "Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh Piyaji". She says she will be seen in traditional Indian avatar on the small screen for the first time.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
EC reviews preparedness for Anantnag parliamentary by-poll
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) A high-level team of the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday reviewed preparedness for the Anantnag parliamentary by-poll and assessed the security situation through video-conferencing.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Track your kids with this smartwatch
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Delhi-based wearable technology brand Leaf Wearables on Tuesday launched a new smart watch "SAFER kids" at Rs 4,799 to keep children safe and connected to their parents.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Portronics launches two affordable VR headsets
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Portable digital solutions provider Portronics on Tuesday launched "SAGA Mini" and "SAGA" virtual reality (VR) headsets at Rs 699 and Rs 1,299, respectively.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India, Armenia sign 3 agreements
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India and Armenia on Tuesday signed three agreements after Vice President Hamid Ansari held a bilateral meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan in Yerevan.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Arrangements made for Delhi civic polls vote count
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Elaborate arrangements have been made for the counting of votes cast in Delhi's municipal elections at 35 centres on Wednesday, an election official said.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chhattisgarh CM, BJP had deal with Maoists: Digvijaya
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday stirred a controversy by reiterating that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and the BJP had a "deal and understanding" with the Maoists in the state.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
High alert sounded along Odisha-Chhattisgarh border
Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) Apprehending influx of Maoists from Chhattisgarh in the wake of the carnage the left-wing extremists have unleashed on the security forces, the Odisha Police on Tuesday sounded a high alert along the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Chhota Rajan, 3 others get 7 years in jail in fake passport case
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A CBI court here on Tuesday sentenced underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan to seven years in jail for holding a fake passport.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Air China to resume flights to Pyongyang
Beijing, April 25 (IANS) Air China, the only Chinese airline that provides regular flights to North Korea, announced on Tuesday that it will resume flights between Beijing and Pyongyang from May 5.
2017-04-25
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Amid visa row, US says 'greatly value' Indian investments
Washington, April 25 (IANS) In the context of current fears about possible tightening of the US visa regime, the American administration has said that it greatly values investments by Indian companies and wants strong Indo-US economic ties.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
SIPP scheme for start-ups extended till 2020
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Indian government has extended the Start-Ups Intellectual Property Protection (SIPP) scheme for three years till March 2020 to ensure protection of entrepreneurs' patents, trademark and designs.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
No information about al-Zawahiri: Afghan envoy
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Afghan Ambassador to India Shaida Abdali on Tuesday said that he has no information about the reported presence of Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Pakistan.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India keeper Paul denies taking banned substance
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Veteran India and DSK Shivajians goalkeeper Subrata Paul has firmly denied taking a banned substance after the All India Football Federation (AIFF) confirmed that it has received a report of him failing a dope test.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
FIFA Secretary General praises Russia's commitment to football
Moscow, April 25 (IANS) Russias authorities have shown a strong commitment as far as preparations for the 2018 Football World Cup go, world football governing body FIFA's Secretary General Fatma Samoura said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
IS threat may spill over region, warns Afghan envoy
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The threat of the quasi state terror outfit Islamic State (IS) may spill over the South Asian region and beyond, Afghan Ambassador to India Shaida Abdali warned on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Global cues, rupee lift Indian equities
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Higher global indices along with a strengthened rupee lifted the Indian equity markets on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Different levels of development important in BCIM-EC'
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar (BCIM) should consider the "different levels of development" while engaging in mutually beneficial areas for cooperation under BCIM Economic Corridor, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
How to make your bedroom summer-friendly
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Go for subtle hues like mint and lime, declutter and ditch the heavy carpets from your bedroom for a cool summer, say experts.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Difficult to produce another talent like Vishwanath: Kamal Haasan
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has done two of his best films "Swathi Muthayam" and "Sagar Sangamam" with K. Vishwanath, says that the film industry won't produce another talent like the Dada Saheb Phalke award winner.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Post-modern paintings and sculptures on display
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) An exhibition that kicked off here on Tuesday brings an exciting array of post-modern paintings and sculptures by six painters and two sculptors.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sadhvi gets bail, nine years after arrest for Malegaon blast
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, one of the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, nearly nine years after her arrest.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Majid Majidi shoots at CST Station
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi was spotted shooting at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) Station here for his upcoming film "Beyond The Clouds".
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Easier to act when you have dialogues: Sareeka Dhillon
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Television actress Sareeka Dhillon, who is seen essaying the role of Rashmi in "Ghulaam", says it's easier to act with dialogues.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Russian hackers may have targeted Macron: Cyber security firm
Washington, April 25 (IANS) French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign has been targeted by what appear to be the same Russian operatives behind hacks of Democratic campaign officials before last years US presidential poll, a cyber security firm said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
Four terrorists hanged in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Four "hardcore terrorists" were hanged in a jail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan on Tuesday, the military said.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Chhota Rajan sentenced to seven years in jail
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A CBI court here on Tuesday sentenced underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan to seven years in jail for holding a fake passport.
2017-04-25
Category: International, India,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kohli hangs out at gaming joint in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli took time off from the nets to hang out at a gaming joint in the city's upscale shopping mall on Monday, unfazed by last Sunday's humiliating 82-run defeat by two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a league tie at the Eden Gardens.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL
I don't want to restrict myself: Saqib Saleem
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Actor Saqib Saleem says he doesn't want to restrict himself and would like to explore other genres.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chhota Rajan sentenced to seven years in jail
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A CBI court here on Tuesday sentenced underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan to seven years in jail for holding a fake passport.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Huge fan of southern cinema: Freddy Daruwala
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Freddy Daruwala, who is making his Telugu debut with Ravi Teja starrer "Touch Chesi Chudu", says he has always been a huge fan of southern cinema for its overall "paisa vasool" entertainment factor.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Small businesses with EU staff worry over Brexit
London, April 25 (IANS) More than half of small UK firms employing workers from the European Union (EU) are worried that the Brexit will stop them recruiting sufficiently skilled staff, a report revealed on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
85% enterprises will adopt Windows 10 by 2017 end
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Nearly 85 per cent of enterprises are expected to adopt the Windows 10 operating system by the end of this year, market research firm Gartner predicted on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Kerala CM discusses future of police officer
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan met officials here on Tuesday, a day after the Supreme Court told his government to reinstate T.P. Senkumar as the police chief.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Mamata urges people not to join BJP at any cost
Cooch Behar (West Bengal), April 25 (IANS) Terming the BJP as a party that endorses the ideology of polarisation and riots, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee on Tuesday urged people not to join the party at any cost.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Reliance Entertainment launches BIGFLIX in 9 languages globally
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Anil D. Ambani-led Reliance Entertainment on Tuesday announced the launch of BIGFLIX in a multilingual form for India and global markets.
2017-04-25
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
HC stays order on JNU admission policy
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed a single judge order that upheld the JNU admission policy to implement a UGC notification putting a cap on the number of M.Phil and Ph.D research scholars.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
iVOOMi launches two affordable smartphones in India
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Chinese electronic major iVOOMi on Tuesday launched two new affordable smartphones -- Me 1 and Me 1+ -- in its "ME" series at Rs 3,999 and Rs 4,999, respectively.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Mel B's estranged husband granted visitation rights with daughter
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Singer Mel B's estranged husband Stephen Belafonte has been granted monitored visitation with his daughter Madison.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
CAS upholds four-year ban on Russian marathoner Mayorova
Moscow, April 25 (IANS) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled to suspend Russian long-distance runner Albina Mayorova from all sports-related activities for four years after finding her guilty of taking banned performance enhancing drugs, according to the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF).
2017-04-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Athletics
East Bengal defender complains of chest pain
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) East Bengal defender and former India international Anwar Ali complained of chest pain after training on Tuesday and was admitted to a hospital where he is stable, a spokesperson said.
2017-04-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
UK opposition Labour vows new Brexit plan
London, April 25 (IANS) The UK's main opposition Labour Party has vowed a new plan for Britain's exit from the European Union (EU) and said it would also scrap Prime Minister Theresa May's plans if they win in June's snap general elections, the media reported.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Kaspersky Lab joins Interpol-led cybercrime operation across Asean nations
Moscow, April 25 (IANS) Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has joined the world's largest police organisation Interpol in a cybercrime operation involving public and private sectors across the Asean region, the company said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology
North Korea marks army anniversary with live fire drill
Seoul, April 25 (IANS) North Korea on Tuesday marked the 85th founding anniversary of its military with a massive live fire drill in an apparent show of force amid tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes.
2017-04-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security
Financial strain linked to low birth weight babies
New York, April 25 (IANS) A pregnant woman's financial worries about the arrival and care of her little one could contribute to the birth of a smaller infant, a new study suggests.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
As Mallya's custody sought, India's extradition success rate is 36 per cent
The government has sought custody of liquor baron Vijay Mallya from the UK, but Indias success rate at extradition has been no more than 36 per cent over 15 years, according to a report by Factly.in, a data journalism portal. This means India managed one extradition of every three sought.
2017-04-25
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Excess iron in body causes liver damage
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Hemochromatosis, a disease caused by excess build up of iron in the body, is becoming a major cause of liver damage in India, doctors revealed on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Zeta-Jones's bathroom cabinet contains products worth over $2,600
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has skincare products worth more than $2,600 in her bathroom cabinet.
2017-04-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Marcus Raboy is a talented man: Vir Das
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) American film music video director Marcus Raboy has directed Vir Das's Netflix special. The Indian comedian-actor finds Raboy extremely talented.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Police officers' houses raided for power theft
Gurugram, April 25 (IANS) The Harayana discom has raided the houses of police officers after getting complaints of power theft, police said on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
France's Le Pen steps down as party leader
Paris, April 25 (IANS) French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen has announced that she is stepping down as leader of her National Front (FN) party to focus on gathering a large number of voters ahead of the decisive round in May.
2017-04-25
Category: International, France,Politics
Chiranjeevi congratulates Viswanath
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Megastar Chiranjeevi on Tuesday met and congratulated veteran filmmaker K. Viswanath for being conferred the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the country's highest award in cinema.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Shabana Azmi bats for children's vaccination (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Padma Shri awardee actress Shabana Azmi wants all children in the country to be fully vaccinated.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Mass murder' complaint filed against Philippines President
Manila, April 25 (IANS) A Filipino lawyer has filed a complaint in the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of mass murder and crimes against humanity, the media reported on Tuesday.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Philippines,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Athletic Bilbao beat Eibar 1-0 in stoppage time
Eibar, (Spain) April 25 (IANS) Eibar conceded a goal in the 94th minute to lose 0-1 to Athletic Club Bilbao in a duel of regional rivals who are also vying to finish in the top six of La Liga football championship here.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Osasuna make shirt change for Barcelona clash
Barcelona, April 25 (IANS) Spanish football club Osasuna has been forced to make a one-off change to their wardrobe for Wednesday's La Liga match against FC Barcelona in the Camp Nou Stadium here.
2017-04-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Le Pen visits Paris food market to promote protectionism
Paris, April 25 (IANS) French far-right Presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen on Tuesday visited a food market in Paris where she promoted a policy of protectionism with regards to the country's local produce and accused her rival of being in favour of market deregulation.
2017-04-25
Category: International, France,Politics
Communications ministry resolved 99% of complaints received via Twitter Sewa
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said it has resolved 99 per cent of the complaints it had received through Twitter Sewa, since it was launched last August.
2017-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy