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475 kg drug haul at Bengaluru airport
Bengaluru, June 24 (IANS) A consignment of drug ephedrine, weighing 475 kg and valued at Rs 24 crore, was seized at the city international airport's air cargo complex by the Customs' central intelligence unit, said an official on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Mobiles, SIM cards seized from Gurugram jail
Gurugram, June 24 (IANS) A Crime Branch team on Saturday raided the Gurugram district jail on Saturday and seized several mobile phone sets, SIM cards and mobile chargers from the inmates, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
STORY: India, Portugal launch startup hub in first Indian PM visit (Roundup)
Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) India and Portugal on Saturday launched a joint international startup hub soon after Narendra Modi expressed his amazement that there has been no bilateral Indian Prime Ministerial visit ever to this European nation that is home to around 70,000 people of Indian origin.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Portugal,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Infosys investors blast board over 'infighting' with founders
Bengaluru, June 24 (IANS) Infosys' boardroom battles and the "open war" played out in the media between the board members and its founders since February came to the fore at the firm's 36th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Three liquor smugglers held, red-beacon car seized
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) VVIPs and VIPs in India may have removed red beacons from their official vehicles, but three criminals used the once-coveted status symbol to facilitate their criminal activities: They used a red beacon atop their car to smuggle countrymade liquor. However, they were arrested on Saturday, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two held for selling stolen moblies phones after tampering
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Two persons have been arrested for selling expensive stolen mobile phones after changing their IMEI number, police said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Puducherry Port to become satellite port: Narayanasamy
Chennai, June 24 (IANS) Puducherry Chief Minister V.Narayanasamy on Saturday said that Puducherry Port is all set to become satellite port with a dedicated development area of 200 acres around it where star hotels, theme parks and entertainment spaces under the Sagarmala scheme will come up.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
HUG Innovations raises Rs 33 cr at Hyderabad funding event
Hyderabad, June 24 (IANS) Technology startup HUG Innovations has raised $5 million (Rs 33 crore) at live instant funding of TiE-Hyderabad - The Guardian Angel held here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Modi launches India-Portugal International StartUp Hub
Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Portugese counterpart Antonio Costa on Saturday launched the India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH) here to help in mutual capacity building, and enable connections between start-ups, investors, and incubators from relevant sectors.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Portugal,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
My aim was not to make Arun Gawli a hero: biopic director
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Ashim Ahluwalia, who is quite excited about his upcoming "Daddy", based on the real-life Mumbai gangster Arun Gawli, says he attempted to narrate the story from the perspectives of different people and viewpoints rather than humanising the character and making him a hero on-screen.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Three liquor smugglers held, red-beacon car seized
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) VVIPs and VIPs in India may have removed red beacons from their official vehicles, but three criminals used the once-coveted status symbol to facilitate their criminal activities: They used a red beacon atop their car to smuggle countrymade liquor. However, they were arrested on Saturday, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Women's World Cup: India beat England by 35 runs
Derby, June 24 (IANS) Combined efforts helped India beat England by 35 runs in the opening match of the ICC Women's cricket World Cup here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
2 STF men killed, 5 injured in gunfight with Maoists in Sukma
Raipur, June 24 (IANS) At least two Special Task Force (STF) personnel were killed and five injured in a gunfight with Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Saturday, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
EC disqualifies MP minister for three years for paid news 'menace'
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Election Commission has disqualified Madhya Pradesh Water and Irrigation Minister Narottam Mishra for not disclosing the expenditure he had incurred on the paid news that was carried in local media during the 2008 assembly elections. Mishra said that he would move the High Court against the order.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Haryana to purchase land of farmers for development
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) The Haryana government has decided to implement a special scheme under which it will purchase small landholdings of farmers, consolidate these and use the consolidated land for development works, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CBI notice to Tripura minister on chit fund case
Agartala, June 24 (IANS) Tripura Social Welfare Minister Bijita Nath on Saturday said she has got a CBI notice for questioning in connection with a case of the Rose Valley chit fund scam.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Car mows down two, injures two on Delhi footpath
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Two unidentified men were killed and at least two others injured on Saturday after a car ran over them as they were resting on a footpath in north Delhi, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Portugal to cooperate on startups, oceanography
Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) Expressing surprise that no Indian Prime Minister has ever made a bilateral visit to Portugal, Narendra Modi said here on Saturday that both countries will cooperate in a number of areas, including startups, marine technology and oceanography.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Portugal,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
CRPF officer killed, two injured in LeT attack in Srinagar
Srinagar, June 24 (IANS) Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants attacked a Central Reserve Police Force vehicle on the outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday evening, killing an officer and injuring two others.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Paes-Shamsdin clinch Ilkey Challenger title
Ilkley (UK), June 24 (IANS) Veteran tennis star Leander Paes and his Canadian partner Adil Shamsdin clinched the men's doubles title at the Aegon IIkley Challenger Trophy here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
CBI arrests ex-ED official in bribery case
Lucknow, June 24 (IANS) The CBI on Saturday arrested a senior officer, earlier working with the ED on deputation, on the charge of demanding Rs 50 lakh in bribe from an accused in the multi-crore National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam, an official said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
One held for teen's murder; CPI-M blames 'toxic campaign' for crime
Ballabhgarh (Haryana), June 24 (IANS) One person has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a teenager in a train in Haryana, police said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian shooter creates record at junior world meet
Suhl (Germany), June 24 (IANS) Fifteen-year-old Anish won gold in the men's 25m Standard Pistol as India clinched two medals on the opening day of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championship (Rifle/Pistol) here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Other Sports
Zarco secures pole position in Dutch TT qualifying race
Assen (Netherlands), June 24 (IANS) French Monster Yamaha rider Johann Zarco secured pole position for the first time in his career with a stunning performance in the second round of qualifying for the Dutch TT (Tourist Trophy) here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Motorsports
Opposition slams BJP for ministers skipping President's Iftar
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Opposition parties on Saturday slammed the Narendra Modi government after none of its representatives turned up for an Iftar party hosted by outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
EC rejects AAP plea, office of profit case to continue (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) In a setback to the AAP, the Election Commission has rejected the pleas of 21 party legislators -- whose appointment as Parliamentary Secretaries was set aside by the court -- to drop the "office of profit" case against them.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Demands by Arab states not realistic: Qatar
Doha, June 24 (IANS) Qatar's Foreign Minister on Saturday rejected a list of 13 conditions set by four Arab countries for lifting sanctions, saying it is neither reasonable nor actionable.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Qatar,Politics,Diplomacy
CRPF trooper killed, 4 security men injured in J&K militant attack
Srinagar, June 24 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force jawan was killed and four other security men were injured on Saturday after militants attacked a CRPF vehicle here in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Maharashtra announces Rs 34,000 crore farm loan waiver
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Saturday announced a loan waiver package of Rs 34,000 crore that will provide relief to 89 lakh farmers in the state.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Islamophobia being spread in India, says Owaisi
Hyderabad, June 24 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said Islamophobia was being spread in the country, resulting in incident of lynching of Muslims.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
BJP MP George Baker allegedly attacked by Trinamool
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) BJP MP George Baker and some party workers were on Saturday injured after alleged Trinamool Congress workers attacked them in West Bengal's East Burdwan district.
2017-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ford steps down as Sri Lanka cricket coach
Colombo, June 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford has stepped down from his position, the country's cricket board confirmed here on Thursday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Federer beats Khachanov, reaches Halle Open final
Halle (Germany), June 24 (IANS) Swiss tennis player and first seed Roger Federer on Saturday defeated Russian Karen Khachanov, advancing to the final round of the Halle grass court tournament here.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Tennis
Mamta regime not solving Darjeeling issue for political benefit: BJP
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Saturday claimed that the ruling Trinamool Congress is not willing to resolve the Darjeeling unrest to gain political benefit in the region by trying to create a divide between Nepali and Bengali communities.
2017-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
27 towers fail fire safety checks in Britain, hundreds evacuated
London, June 24 (IANS) Twenty seven high-rise residential towers in 15 council areas in England have failed fire cladding safety tests, the government said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress MLA apologises to disabled man trolled on social media
Kochi, June 24 (IANS) Congress legislator Roji M. John on Saturday went to the home of a hearing and speech impaired man here to "apologise on behalf of everyone" who had shared his picture on social media, captioning it the "first drunkard on Kochi Metro".
2017-06-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
One held for teen's murder in Haryana; in three-day custody
Ballabhgarh (Haryana), June 24 (IANS) One person has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a teenager in a train in Haryana, police said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CAIT to hold 100 GST Clinics pan-India to educate traders
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) In a bid to help the traders towards a smooth transition to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime from July 1, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Saturday announced to hold 100 GST Clinics across the country starting July 1.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Will welcome Nitish Kumar into NDA: BJP
Patna, June 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party and its ally Lok Janshakti Party on Saturday said they will welcome Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar into the National Democratic Alliance.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
120 missing in China landslide
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) A landslide in southwestern China's Sichuan province on Saturday damaged dozens of houses, with at least 120 people reported missing, officials said.
2017-06-24
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Modi treated to Gujarati meal by Portuguese PM
Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) In what can be seen as a special gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was treated to a Gujarati meal by his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa, who traces his origin to Goa, as they sat down for a delegation-level working lunch on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Portugal,Diplomacy
Golfer Uthaipas takes lead at Taifong Open
Changhwa (Taiwan), June 24 (IANS) Pannakorn Uthaipas of Thailand continued his red-hot form by carding a second straight five-under-par 67 to stay ahead of the chasing pack following the penultimate round of the US$160,000 Taifong Open here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Changhwa,Sports,Golf
Mercedes driver Bottas fastest in Azerbaijan GP practice
Baku, June 24 (IANS) Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas was the fastest to finish the third free practice for the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Azerbaijan,Sports,Motorsports
Congress to reach out to people in Kerala on Indira Gandhi's birth centenary
Thiruvananthapuram, June 24 (IANS) The Congress party has decided to observe former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's birth centenary celebrations in a big way with its top leadership reaching out to the people of the state, said Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president M.M. Hassan.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
States' fiscal deficit Rs 4,93,360 cr in FY16; Rajasthan, UP lead
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The fiscal deficit of all states was a whopping Rs 4,93,360 crore in 2015-16, with Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh accounting for Rs 1,31,670 crore, or 26 per cent of the total deficit, RBI data showed on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modi, Trump to discuss defence partnership, counterterrorism
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump in what would be their first face-to-face meeting would focus on ongoing cooperation, including counter-terrorism and defence partnership in the Indo-Pacific region, besides trade and law enforcement, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has said.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Spicer wishes Indians 'Happy Independence Day' - in June
Washington, June 24 (IANS) White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in another gaffe has wished Indians a happy Independence Day -- two months in advance.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Congress asks 20 AAP MLAs to resign, face fresh elections
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday demanded the resignation of 20 AAP MLAs, a day after the Election Commission rejected their plea to drop the office of profit case against them, and dared them to face the electorate again.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Future of natural gas limited, say global institutes
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The future of natural gas is limited and it has to be phased out along with the other fossil fuel coal, says an international report. India and the Middle East are also seeing renewables rising much faster.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Infosys Board has no rift with founders, says Chairman
Bengaluru, June 24 (IANS) Terming media reports on a "rift" between the Infosys Board and its Founders on governance and compensation to executives inaccurate, software major's Executive Chairman R. Seshasayee on Saturday claimed that the relationship between the two was cordial, direct and respectful.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Will soon start work on Jewar airport: UP Minister
Lucknow, June 24 (IANS) The decks have been cleared for an international airport at Jewar in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh after the centre's nod and the Uttar Pradesh government will soon start work on the project under the PPP mode, Cabinet Minister Sidharth Nath Singh said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India thrash Pakistan in HWL classification tie
London, June 24 (IANS) India put up a quality display to thrash arch-rivals Pakistan 6-1 in a fifth-eighth classification match of the Hockey World League Semi-Final here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Hockey
Need population control law for communal harmony: Giriraj Singh
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Union Minister Giriraj Singh has called for a population control law without which "communal harmony would be disrupted" while blaming "appeasement politics" for the declining Hindu population.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Javed Akhtar, Paresh Rawal react to lynching cases
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Veteran film celebrities Javed Akhtar and Paresh Rawal have condemned the lynching of a police officer in Srinagar and another incident in Haryana, asking people to think "where are we going".
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
West Bengal Governor wishes people on occasion of Rath Yatra
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) Conveying his greetings to the people of West Bengal on the occasion of Rath Yatra, Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday said this is an occasion for joy and festivity which transcends the barriers of caste, creed, faith and community.
2017-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
NCR to get new international airport at Jewar (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The National Capital Region (NCR) will get a new international airport in the next five years at Jewar, located in the Gautam Budh Nagar district, adjoining the national capital city of New Delhi.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Global cues, profit booking subdue equity markets (Market Review)
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Weak global cues, along with profit booking and caution ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation subdued the Indian equity markets during the week ended Friday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
One CRPF jawan killed, another injured in J&K militant attack
Srinagar, June 24 (IANS) At least one CRPF trooper was killed and another injured when militants attacked a patrol party here in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: International, India,Politics,Defence/Security
Stage set for annual Rath Yatra festival in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 24 (IANS) The stage is set for the annual Rath Yatra festival scheduled to be held in Odisha's pilgrim town Puri on Sunday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion
Shuttler Srikanth enters Australian Open final
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated fourth seed Shi Yuqi of China to reach the final of the Australia Open Superseries badminton tournament here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Kerala actress kidnap case takes another mystery turn
Kochi, June 24 (IANS) The case of the abduction of a popular actress is turning murkier with popular Malayalam film personality, Nadir Shah, on Saturday alleging he received a call from a close aide of Pulsar Suni, the prime accused, linking superstar Dileep to the case.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Imperfections make us more human: Jacqueline
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) For a personal photo shoot, actress Jacqueline Fernandez made a request to avoid usage of image correction applications or any touch up as she wanted to keep it natural. She says she believes in the power of imperfections.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Big B hid burnt hand while filming 'Inquilaab', 'Sharaabi'
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he used to hide his left hand while filming for "Sharaabi" and "Inquilaab" in 1984 because it had got burnt during the Diwali season that time.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi meets Portuguese PM
Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa soon after arriving here on the first leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the US and the Netherlands.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Portugal,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Lack of dialogue between India, China has led to gaps: Indian envoy
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) Lack of dialogue between India and China has led to gaps that have been filled with "innuendos" while the talks "have not kept pace with the fast-paced developments of the last half-century", Indian Envoy Vijay Gokhale said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, China,Diplomacy
Nowadays people fall in love with profile pictures: Raftaar
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Popular rapper Raftaar says the perception of love has changed a lot with time and has become superficial.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
SSB seizes wildlife products worth Rs 2.47 cr, arrests one
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) on Saturday said it arrested a smuggler from West Bengal's Alipurduar district and seized a consignment of wildlife products worth Rs 2.47 crore from his possession.
2017-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infosys embarks on transformation journey to secure future: Seshasayee
Bengaluru, June 24 (IANS) Global software major Infosys Ltd has embarked on a three-pronged transformation journey for a sustainable and secure future, said its Board Chairman R. Seshasayee on Saturday at the company's 36th Annual General Meeting (AGM) here.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Women's World Cup: Indian eves post 281 against England
Derby, June 24 (IANS) A brilliant batting display helped India post 281/3 against England in the opening match of the ICC Women's cricket World Cup here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Bhandarkar's short film 'Mumbai Mist' applauded in China
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's short film "Mumbai Mist" received a positive response at the BRICS Film Festival in Chengdu, China.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
EC disqualifies MP minister for three years, terms paid news 'menace'
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Election Commission has disqualified Madhya Pradesh Water and Irrigation Minister Narottam Mishra for not disclosing the expenditure he had incurred on the paid news that was carried in local media during State assembly elections in 2008.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Messi could have played for Real Madrid: Former agent
Madrid, June 24 (IANS) FC Barcelona icon Lionel Messi's former agent has said that the Argentine superstar was slated to join bitter rivals Real Madrid when he was just 13 years old.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Taapsee Pannu holidaying in Norway
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu, who is filming for David Dhawan directorial "Judwaa 2", has taken a short break to Norway.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
EC rejects AAP plea, office of profit case to continue
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) In a setback to the AAP, the Election Commission has rejected the pleas of 21 party legislators -- whose appointment as Parliamentary Secretaries was set aside by the court -- to drop "office of profit" case against them.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Core group reviews final security for Amarnath Yatra
Jammu, June 24 (IANS) The core security group on Saturday reviewed the final security arrangements for this year's Amarnath Yatra beginning on June 29.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Foreign devotees to offer traditional dishes to Lord Jagannath during Rath Yatra
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) At least 400 devotees from different countries, including Russia and China, would offer traditional vegetarian dishes from their countries to Lord Jagannath during the 46th edition of the Rath Yatra festival organised by the ISCKON here.
2017-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Car mows down two, injures two on Delhi footpath
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Two unidentified men were killed and two injured on Saturday after a car ran over them as they were resting on a footpath in north Delhi, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India thrash Pakistan in HWL classification match
London, June 24 (IANS) India put up a quality display to thrash arch-rivals Pakistan 6-1 in a fifth-eighth classification match of the Hockey World League Semi-Final here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Hockey
BJD to launch week-long protest over paltry hike of MSP on paddy
Bhubaneswar, June 24 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Saturday said it will launch, from July 10, a week-long state-wide protest over the central government's "paltry" hike in minimum support price (MSP) of paddy.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
20 AAP MLAs have no right to continue as lawmakers: BJP
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday welcomed the Election Commission order rejecting 21 AAP legislators' plea to drop the office-of-profit case against them and said they have no moral right to continue as lawmakers.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Angry Birds Movie' sequel turning out to be 'awesome'
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) A sequel to "The Angry Birds Movie" is in the making, and it is turning out to be "awesome". The birds will be going on a new adventure, and it is going to be a great movie, says its production designer Pete Oswald.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Only online applications for Haryana TCP department: Official
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) The Haryana Town and Country Planning (TCP) department has asked all clients, developers and applicants to apply only through online mode for any work concerning the department, a senior officer said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
River Plate coach backs doping accused footballers
Buenos Aires, June 24 (IANS) Argentina's River Plate football club coach Marcelo Gallardo said two of his players tested positive for banned substances but insisted that the incriminating results were erroneous.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
J&K Police forms SIT to probe lynching, shunts out SP
Srinagar, June 24 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday formed a special investigation team (SIT) to expedite the probe into the lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police Muhammad Ayub Pandit, even as a senior police officer has been shunted out.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CID seizes 270 rare species of turtle
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of West Bengal Police on Saturday arrested three persons from North 24 Parganas district and seized 270 rare species turtles from them, an official said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Most expensive' Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch expected in September
New York, June 24 (IANS) In an apparent move to take on its biggest rival Apple, South Korean tech giant Samsung could launch its most expensive Galaxy phone to date -- Note 8 -- device in September, not in August as earlier predicted, the media reported.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
5 STF troopers injured in gunfight with Maoists in Sukma
Raipur, June 24 (IANS) At least five Special Task Force (STF) troopers were injured in a gunfight with Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Saturday, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Dominant India face inexperienced West Indies (Preview)
Port of Spain, June 24 (IANS) India, who dominated with the bat in the rain-affected first One Day International (ODI) match, will look to carry forward their momentum when they take on the West Indies in the second match at the Queen's Park Oval here on Sunday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
NFNS backs Gorkhaland demand, calls for creation of Vidarbha, Bundelkhand
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Extending its support to the ongoing agitation for a separate state of Gorkhaland, the National Federation for New States (NFNS) on Saturday demanded the creation of Vidarbha and Bundelkhand besides other new states.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi arrives in Portugal
Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday on the first leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the US and the Netherlands.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Portugal,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Over 1,000 do yoga in Chinese city
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) Over 1,000 people on Saturday participated in a yoga event in China's Jiangsu province.
2017-06-24
Category: International, China,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Sleep well to avoid eating junk food due to job stress
New York, June 24 (IANS) Stress at your job can lead to overeating and intake of junk food at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern. New research suggests that a good night's sleep can serve as a protecting factor between job stress and unhealthy eating in the evening.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
AAP, SAD playing fixed match: Punjab Congress chief
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) The ruling Congress in Punjab on Saturday alleged that the opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) were playing a "fixed match" in the state assembly.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Younger classmates may be worse off than older peers
London, June 24 (IANS) Starting school young may affect the well-being of some children, especially those with learning difficulties or who were born prematurely, suggests new research.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Education,Health/Medicine
Kajol-Dhanush's 'VIP 2' is 'VIP 2 (Lalkar)' in Hindi
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) The makers of the Kajol-Dhanush starrer "VIP 2" have decided to use another title for the Hindi version of their movie titled "VIP 2 (Lalkar)".
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Infosys co-founders keep away from 'stormy' AGM
Bengaluru, June 24 (IANS) For the first time in many years, Infosys' co-founders, including N.R. Narayana Murthy kept away from its Annual General Meeting as the 36th AGM for 2016-17 was held here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Future Group's Central looks at 40% growth in 2017-18
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) The Future Group's lifestyle and fashion retail outlet Central is looking at a 40 per cent business growth this year to take its revenue to Rs 3,500 crore, a top company official said here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Artillery duel at LoC after Pakistan breaches ceasefire
Jammu, June 24 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops had a nearly three hour long artillery duel on the LoC on Saturday after Pakistan army resorted to heavy shelling and firing in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence officials said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
NCR's second international airport to come up at Jewar
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The central government has given its "in-principle approval" for the construction of a greenfield airport at Jewar, located in Gautam Budh Nagar district, adjoining the national capital city of New Delhi.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Samsung speeds up VR business in US
Seoul, June 24 (IANS) In a bid to boost its virtual reality (VR) business in the US, Samsung Electronics Co has recruited experts and joined up with new partners, a media report has said.
2017-06-24
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Researchers create insulators for long lasting electronics
San Francisco, June 24 (IANS) At a time when the quest is for smaller and faster units with infinite battery life, researchers from the University of California-Riverside have built topological insulators (TI) for quicker and longer-lasting electronics.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
New camera design to make smartphones slimmer
New York, June 24 (IANS) To make smartphones more slimmer, a group of engineers has developed a new camera design that replaces the lenses with an ultra-thin optical phased array (OPA).
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Kartik Aaryan received best compliment from Paresh Rawal
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan, who has shared screen space with Paresh Rawal in "Guest Iin London", was complimented by the veteran actor and BJP MP for his comic timing. The young actor says it was the best compliment he has ever got.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Charlie Sheen sued again for exposing former girlfriend to HIV
Los Angeles, June 24 (IANS) One of actor Charlie Sheen's former girlfriends has reportedly filed a lawsuit accusing him of exposing her to HIV, and then dissuading her from taking antiretroviral drugs. This is the second time he has been accused of the same.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Eight civilians killed in Syria bombing
Damascus, June 24 (IANS) At least eight civilians were killed in bombing by US-led international coalition forces against the Islamic State terror group in Syria's al-Raqqa province, a UK-based war monitor reported on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security
Parliament's monsoon session to begin July 17
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The monsoon session of Parliament will commence from July 17, the day the President's election is scheduled in which over 776 MPs are eligible to vote.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Relationships less emotional, more practical now: Kushal Punjabi
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Actor Kushal Punjabi, who has turned director with the short film "The Gift" -- which talks about relationships in modern times -- says in the present days, relationships have taken a backseat compared to people's career and other aspects of life.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Sports Minister Goel flags off second 'Slum Yuva Daud'
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Saturday flagged off the second Slum Yuva Daud with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary Arun Singh here.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Chaos as hundreds forced to evacuate from London tower blocks
London, June 24 (IANS) Residential areas in north London witnessed chaos and confusion on Saturday as hundreds of residents from four apartment blocks were forced to evacuate amid fears over the buildings' high fire risk.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coach Loew happy with Germany's young football generation
Berlin, June 24 (IANS) Germany's football head coach Joachim Loew was happy when the second string team played a 1-1 draw with South American champions Chile, one of the favourites for the 2017 Confed Cup.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Trump Times: Comey 'porn', Trump tape tease! (Washington Diary)
Washington, June 24 (IANS) When Narendra Modi comes calling on Donald Trump Monday, one can say "with a high degree of confidence" in spook lingo that the POTUS would face at least one question about Russia.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Playing in Wimbledon a dream come true: Jeevan (IANS Interview)
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) Close on the heels of making the cut for the men's doubles main draw in Wimbledon this year, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan said it's a "dream come true" moment for him and he is all set to make a mark in his maiden stint in a Grand Slam tournament.
2017-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Death toll in Pakistan bombings rises to 63
Islamabad, June 24 (IANS) The death toll in Friday's blasts targeting civilians and security personnel in Quetta and Parachinar areas of Pakistan has risen to 63, with nine people injured in the twin Parachinar blasts succumbing to their injuries overnight, local media reported.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Protests keep Darjeeling on the boil for 10th day
Darjeeling, June 24 (IANS) Protesters demanding a separate Gorkhaland state continued to march through the streets here even as the indefinite shutdown called by the GJM in the Darjeeling hills entered its tenth day on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Indian-origin doctor held for 'illegal' circumcision of baby
London, June 24 (IANS) An Indian-origin doctor has been arrested by the police in East Midlands region of England for the circumcision of a three-month-old baby boy without his mother's approval.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Abbey Clancy pregnant with third child
Los Angeles, June 24 (IANS) Model Abbey Clancy is pregnant with her third child with Peter Crouch.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Underlying theme will connect two parts of 'Thiruttu Payale': Director
Chennai, June 24 (IANS) Director Susi Ganesan says the underlying theme of privacy in today's digital world will be the connecting factor between both the parts of his film "Thiruttu Payale".
2017-06-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Salman's 'Tubelight' gets dim opening
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khans "Tubelight" seems to have started on a dim note, with a business of over Rs 20 crore on the day of its release.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Former Real Madrid defender Arbeloa retires
Madrid, June 24 (IANS) Former Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa reportedly announced his retirement from professional football here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Working with Sridevi more than a dream come true: Nawazuddin
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Nawazuddin Siddiqui, considered among the most accomplished contemporary actors, is himself an unabashed Sridevi fan.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Duvvada Jagannadham' mints Rs 33 crore on first day
Chennai, June 24 (IANS) Allu Arjun's Telugu action drama "Duvvada Jagannadham" aka "DJ" grossed Rs 33 crore on its opening day worldwide, its makers said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
NCR's second international airport to come up at Jewar
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The central government has given its "in-principle approval" for the construction of a green field airport at Jewar, located in Gautam Budh Nagar district, adjoining the national capital city of New Delhi.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tripura tribal party holds protests backing Gorkhaland
Agartala, June 24 (IANS) A Tripura tribal party organised rallies in 29 places across the state on Saturday to support the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state in West Bengal's Darjeeling.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
'Sultan' wins award at Shanghai International Film Fest
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Salman Khan starrer "Sultan" has won the Best Action Movie award at the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF).
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
New smartphone coating to make reading in sunlight easier
New York, June 24 (IANS) Running to the shade to look at your phone and read a message may soon become a thing of the past as researchers have developed a new anti-reflection film that can improve sunlight visibility of screens on mobile phones and tablets.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Technology
'Duvvada Jagannadham': Silly, predictable but fun (IANS Review)
Film: "Duvvada Jagannadham"; Language: Telugu; Director: Harish Shankar; Cast: Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde, Rao Ramesh, Subbaraj, Tanikella Bharani, Posani Krishna Murali and Vennela Kishore; Rating: ***
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Sri Lankan doctors call off nationwide strike
Colombo, June 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan doctors on Saturday called off an island-wide strike following three days of successful talks with President Maithripala Sirisena.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sikh woman becomes first turbaned Supreme Court judge in Canada
Canberra, June 24 (IANS) Indian-origin Sikh human rights advocate Palbinder Kaur Shergill has been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora
Saudi Arabia to help Yemen tackle cholera outbreak
Riyadh, June 24 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has planned to shell out millions of dollars to stem a serious outbreak of cholera in Yemen, the media reported.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Jats call off stir in Bharatpur
Jaipur, June 24 (IANS) The Jat community in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, on Saturday called off their stir demanding reservation on the second day after holding talks with a government delegation, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Colombian rebels hand over Dutch journalists
Bogota, June 24 (IANS) Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels handed over two Dutch journalists, kidnapped a week ago in the Catatumbo forest region, to a humanitarian commission, an official statement said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Colombia,Media,Terrorism
Ghanaian Inkoom risks one-year FIFA ban
Accra, June 24 (IANS) The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on Friday ordered Ghanaian international Samuel Inkoom to pay the outstanding amount of money to his former agent or to face a ban on any football-related activity.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Ghana,Sports,Football
Techies ask Karnataka IT minister to prevent layoffs
Bengaluru, June 24 (IANS) Members of the Information Technology Employees' Union (ITEU) on Saturday sought the intervention of Karnataka's IT Minister Priyank Kharge to prevent illegal layoffs by software firms in the state.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Jaipur traffic police apologises to Bumrah
Jaipur, June 24 (IANS) The Jaipur traffic police have apologised to Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah for making a mockery of his no-ball in the Champions Trophy final against Pakistan.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Congress demands probe into Kerala priest's death in Scotland
Alappuzha (Kerala) June 24 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Saturday wrote to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asking for a probe into the death of a Kerala priest in Scotland.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Researchers develop system to detect sarcasm on social media
New York, June 24 (IANS) To help people with autism, who often have difficulty interpreting sarcasm, irony and humour, researchers have developed a system for interpreting sarcastic statements posted on social media.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Make baking your kids' pastime
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Children get attracted to everything new, and their urge to learn new things is higher. Try engaging them in baking as the activity increases their sense of gratification and perseverance, say experts.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Modi leaves on three-nation visit, to meet Trump
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left on a three-nation tour that will take him to the US for his first meeting with US President Donald Trump. He will also visit Portugal and the Netherlands.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Diplomacy
People accepting plus size frame with open arms: International model
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) She quit modelling at the peak of her career because she felt she was doing no good to her body by starving to maintain a certain body frame. Liza Golden-Bhojwani, an American model now settled in Mumbai, says it's important to think before putting one's health at risk. Besides, she feels people are accepting plus size bodies with open arms now unlike in the past.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Saudi Arabia foils attack on Islam's holiest site
Riyadh, June 24 (IANS) Saudi security forces thwarted a plot to attack the Grand Mosque in Makkah, home to the holiest site in Islam, exchanging gunfire with one of the suspects who blew himself up inside a home, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Robert Pattinson doesn't feel as stressed post 'Twilight' saga
London, June 24 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson, who gained global fame through the "Twilight" franchise, is thankful that he no longer has to live a stressful life.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Having smartphone within reach reduces brain power: Study
New York, June 24 (IANS) Having a smartphone within sight or within easy reach - even if it is switched off - can reduce your ability to focus and perform tasks because part of the brain is actively working to not pick up or use the phone, shows an interesting research.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Drake is having child with model
Los Angeles, June 24 (IANS) Rapper-singer Drake is reportedly having his first child with a model named Sophie Brussaux.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Johnny Depp apologises for 'assassination' remark on Trump
Los Angeles, June 24 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp has apologised for remarks he made about US President Donald Trump at the Glastonbury Festival.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dani Alves hints at Man City transfer
Rio de Janeiro, June 24 (IANS) Brazil international full-back Dani Alves has admitted he could leave Juventus during the summer transfer window and hinted his destination could be Manchester City.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Buddhist leader bestowed with Honorary Fellowship by Oxford
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Acclaimed Buddhist leader and head of the Drukpa Lineage, the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, has been bestowed with an Honorary Fellowship by the Wolfson College of Oxford for preservation of culture in the Himalayas, his office said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Student leader gunned down in Manipur
Imphal, June 24 (IANS) Suspected militants gunned down a student leader here in Manipur and the police, fearing a students agitation, have launched a massive manhunt to nab the killers, an official said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dating at 49 is tough: Jamie Foxx
Los Angeles, June 24 (IANS) Actor Jamie Foxx says dating at the age of 49 is not so easy amid rumours that he is dating actress Katie Holmes.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sunil Grover made Salman Khan feel 'incompetent'
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan, who had done a promotional show for his film "Tubelight" with Sunil Grover, says he is the only comedian who is not doing comedy, but just immerses himself in a character and makes people laugh.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jacqueline's juice brand first 'clean label' to expand to Middle East
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, an investor in Indian cold pressed juice brand RAW Pressery -- has taken the first steps towards going global by stepping into the Dubai market.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
First phase of Jewar airport gets government nod
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday said approval for the first phase of Jewar airport in western Uttar Pradesh has been granted.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Justin Bieber is flexible like a chameleon: Songwriter
Los Angeles, June 24 (IANS) Grammy winning singer Justin Bieber is a chameleon, says songwriter Poo Bear whose real name is Jason Boyd.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tornado damages 10 US Air Force planes
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Ten US Air Force planes, including two E-4B "doomsday" aircraft, were damaged when a tornado hit the Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, the media reported.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Working with Alia a big deal for me: Vicky Kaushal
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) "Masaan" actor Vicky Kaushal says getting an opportunity to work with versatile performer Alia Bhatt in "Raazi" is a "big deal" for him.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Products should have emotional connect too: Designer
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Designer Neil Foley feels storytelling has become an important aspect of product designing, and says the product should not only be functional to the consumer but establish a deeper emotional connect too.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
EC disqualifies MP Minister for paid news
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Election Commission has disqualified Madhya Pradesh Irrigation Minister Narottam Mishra and barred him from contesting elections for three years for allegedly being involved in paid news during the 2008 assembly elections, an official said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Office of profit case: EC rejects AAP's plea
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) In a setback to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Election Commission (EC) has rejected pleas of 21 party legislators, who were appointed Parliamentary Secretaries, to drop the "office of profit" case against them.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Jr NTR not part of Savitri biopic
Chennai, June 24 (IANS) Actor Junior NTR has not been roped in to play a pivotal role in upcoming multilingual biopic "Mahanati", a film on the life of late legendary southern actress Savitri.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
In divided SP, can Akhilesh ensure support for Opposition's presidential pick? (News Analysis)
Lucknow, June 24 (IANS) With the battle lines for presidency now clearly drawn between the ruling NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind and the opposition parties' Meira Kumar, it remains to be seen which way the Samajwadi Party will swing.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Shutler Srikanth enters Australian Open final
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated fourth seed Shi Yuqi of China to reach the final of the Australia Open Superseries badminton tournament here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
US military chiefs want more time to implement transgender policy
Washington, June 24 (IANS) US military chiefs are asking for more time to implement a policy that will allow transgenders to enlist in the service branches, the Pentagon announced.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Catch 'em young: The new 'mantra' to revitalise public libraries
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Once a favourite spot for learners and scholars, most of the 70,000 plus public libraries in India have now turned into haunted houses with few visitors to grace their premises.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Facebook to release app for video creators
New York, June 24 (IANS) With an aim to empower its creator community, Facebook has announced that it is planning to launch a new app just for them later this year.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
SIT to probe J&K cop lynching case, 3 more arrested
Srinagar, June 24 (IANS) A special investigation team (SIT) was formed on Saturday to expedite the probe into the lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police Muhammad Ayub Pandit, even as three more persons were arrested, a Jammu and Kashmir Police spokesman said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'American Gods' very relevant in Trump era, says English actor
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) In times of a "heated political climate" in the US, a show like "American Gods" which touches upon issues like immigration, sexism, racism and homophobia -- all of which have come into spotlight under Donald Trump's presidency -- is relevant, says its lead star Ricky Whittle.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Dalit for President: Tokenism wins (Comment: Special to IANS)
It's a no-brainer, for the result is known before the contest. The support which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been able to muster for its presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the electoral college will give him an easy ride to Rashtrapati Bhavan.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Of Yoga sutras, mystery and superstitions (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Embark on an inspiring journey based on the ancient philosophy of Yoga Sutras, flick through the story of a newly married couple stuck in a mystery, read about the steady advent of modernity in a village where tradition and subversion coexist and learn a new way to stress-test business strategies by flushing out unseen threats and missed opportunities.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
NASA CHESS mission to probe interstellar cloud
Washington, June 24 (IANS) The third flight for the NASA-funded CHESS mission to probe how the interstellar cloud is structured is scheduled to take place on June 27.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
141 missing in China landslide
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) At least 141 people were reported missing on Saturday after a massive landslide hit China's Sichuan province, rescue officials said.
2017-06-24
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Teachers' crisis becoming political hot potato in Tripura
Agartala, June 24 (IANS) Tripura's Left Front government is facing an unprecedented shortage of teachers to run its 5,000 schools from the next academic year beginning in January.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Education
Shuttler Srikanth in Australian Open final
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated fourth seed Shi Yuqi of China to reach the Australia Open Superseries final here on Friday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
A global tour of expressive words English needs (Book Review)
Title: The Greeks Had a Word For It - Words You Never Knew You Can't Do Without; Author: Andrew Taylor; Publisher: Corgi Books/Penguin Random House; Pages: 202; Price: Rs 399
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Konica Minolta seeks to boost its digital printing business in India
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) As the Indian companies leverage the potential of digital printing, Japanese printing technology major Konica Minolta is set to help businesses switch to digital industrial printing for superior output, a top company executive has emphasised.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar
Srinagar, June 24 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik was arrested by police here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump signs Veterans Administration reform into law
Washington, June 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump signed into law a reform of the Veterans Administration (VA) that will make it easier to dismiss any employees who put former combatants' lives in danger.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sunny Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.8 degrees Celsius, normal for the season's average, the Met Office said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
16 killed in Bangladesh road accident
Dhaka, June 24 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed on Saturday when a truck carrying labourers veered off the road in Bangladesh's Rangpur district, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US state declares emergency over wildfires
Washington, June 24 (IANS) The US state of Arizona has declared a state of emergency due to escalating wildfires.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
California adds four more 'discriminatory' states to travel ban
San Francisco, June 24 (IANS) California has issued a ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to four more states that it says have laws discriminating against the LGBTQ community, the media reported.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights
4 killed in rebel attack in Syria
Damascus, June 24 (IANS) At least four persons were killed and dozen others injured in a rebel-fired rocket attack on a crowded street in Syria's Aleppo, a media report said.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 100 buried in China landslide
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) More than 100 people were feared buried after a landslide in China on Saturday, official sources said.
2017-06-24
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Kate Winslet stopped from filming with a mountain lion
Los Angels, June 24 (IANS) Actress Kate Winslet was good with shooting a scene with a mountain lion for her new movie "The Mountain Between Us", but the producers and her husband Ned Rocknroll did not let her go close to the animal.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
British tennis player Evans tests positive for cocaine
London, June 24 (IANS) British tennis player Dan Evans has said that he failed a drug test in April, testing positive for cocaine.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Modi leaves for three-nation tour
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left for Portugal, the first-leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the US and Netherlands.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
SpaceX launches Bulgarian satellite on reused first stage
Washington, June 24 (IANS) A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a Bulgarian communications satellite, a mission that marked the second time the company reused the rockets first stage.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Saudi Arabia foils terror attack on Mecca Grand Mosque
Dubai, June 24 (IANS) Security forces in Saudi Arabia thwarted a terror attack on the Mecca Grand Mosque and worshippers there, the country's Interior Ministry has said.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Terrorism
US dollar falls amid economic data
New York, June 24 (IANS) The US dollar decreased against most other major currencies as investors meditated on a batch of mixed economic reports.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Mark Wahlberg is an excellent actor: Anthony Hopkins
Los Angeles, June 24 (IANS) Veteran actor Anthony Hopkins says his "Transformers: The Last Knight" co-star Mark Wahlberg is a terrific actor.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan
United Nations, June 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the terrorist attacks in Pakistan and called for bringing the perpetrators to justice.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Google to stop scanning Gmail for ads personalization
San Francisco, June 24 (IANS) Google has announced that it will stop scanning the inboxes of Gmails free users for ad personalization at some point later this year.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Trump signs Veterans Administration reform bill
Washington, June 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump signed into law a reform of the Veterans Administration (VA) that will make it easier to dismiss employees who put former combatants' lives in danger and will also protect whistleblowers who report bad practices.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Badshah's 'Mercy' gets an international twist
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) European DJ and producer Lady Bee has remixed Indian rap star Badshahs new single "Mercy".
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
US stocks close mixed on economic data
New York, June 24 (IANS) US stocks closed mixed as investors were digesting the latest economic data from the country.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
There are two different Harry Potters, reveals Rowling
London, June 24 (IANS) Author JK Rowling has revealed there were two different Harry Potters in the "Harry Potter" franchise.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China is no protectionist: US experts
Washington, June 24 (IANS) The experts at a leading US think tank said China's trade protection is not significantly above that in large high-income economies like the United States.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Beard trends for summer
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Men are making choices that let them express their individuality. From carved beard to full beard with a man bun -- its time to experiment, say experts.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
DU colleges release cut-off; highest 99.66% for Electronics
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Delhi University (DU) colleges announced their cut-offs on Friday with most of them concentrating around the 97 per cent tab for commerce courses, set earlier in the day by the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC).
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Colombian rebels free kidnapped Dutch journalists
Bogota, June 24 (IANS) Colombia's ELN guerrilla group has announced the release of two Dutch journalists who were kidnapped last week.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Colombia,Media,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India vs West Indies: First ODI abandoned
Port of Spain, June 24 (IANS) The first One-Day International (ODI) match between India and West Indies here on Friday was called off due to incessant rain.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Is your gemstone jewellery genuine?
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) You can be duped easily when you're buying gemstones. Be aware of check points before making the purchase, say experts.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
West Indies to chase revised target of 194 vs India
Port of Spain, June 24 (IANS) West Indies will have to chase a target of 194 runs in 26 overs as per Duckworth-Lewis method in the first One Day International cricket match after rain played a spoilsport in the Indian innings here on Friday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Federer defeats Mayer, reaches Halle Open semi-final
Halle (Germany), June 24 (IANS) Top seed Swiss tennis player Roger Federer knocked out the current champion of Halle Open, German Florian Mayer, and advanced to the semi-final of the tournament.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Tennis
Pleased to get ratings like one, one and half but not in minus: Salman
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Salman Khan's "Tubelight" is released this Friday did not go well with the critics but he is pleased as they did not give minus rating to film.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Infosys pays $1 million for 'visa abuse' in US
Bengaluru, June 23 (IANS) Global software major Infosys Ltd paid $1 million (Rs 65 lakh) to settle a litigation on the alleged abuse of visa rules, said New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Woman partly chops off boyfriend's penis
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) A woman partly chopped off her boyfriend's penis after he allegedly refused to have sex with her, police said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Romanian woman knifes Italian partner to death
Modena (Italy), June 23 (IANS/AKI) A 50-year-old Romanian woman killed her Italian partner at their apartment in the northern city of Modena early on Friday, stabbing him at least 10 times before calling police.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Must be meek to hear God's voice, says Pope
Vatican City, June 23 (IANS/AKI) It is the "small" people, not the powerful ones who God calls and who are able to hear his voice, Pope Francis said on Friday, urging Catholics to "make yourself little".
2017-06-23
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion
'Tubelight': Ram Gopal Varma could never make it
Film: "Tubelight"; Cast: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan,Matin Rey Tangu, Zhu Zhu, Om Puri; Director: Kabir Khan; Rating: *** (3 and a half stars).
2017-06-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Italy on red heat alert in 10 cities
Rome, June 23 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Health Ministry put ten cities at its highest or red heat risk level for the weekend, when temperatures are forecast to hit 40 degrees Celsius in many parts of the country.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Ready to face polls in Ramadan: Owaisi
Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday claimed that the BJP-led Central government is planning to conduct 2019 elections during Ramadan and said his party was ready to face the poll battle in the fasting month.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Attracted to Melania Trump, says Berlusconi
Rome, June 23 (IANS/AKI) Italy's flamboyant former Premier Silvio Berlusconi admitted on Friday he finds US President Donald Trump's Slovenian-born wife Melania attractive.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Will clear word 'intercourse' if get 1 lakh votes in favour: Nihalani
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Central Board of Film Certification chief Pahlaj Nihalani on Friday said he would clear the use of the word "intercourse" in the promo and body of Imtiaz Ali's Shah Rukh starrer "Jab Harry met Sejal" if he gets one lakh votes from the common people in its support.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ganguly refuses to comment on Kumble's 'untenable' remark
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, who is part of the the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) responsible for selecting India's coach, on Friday, did not want to get into Anil Kumble's "untenable" remark as his reason for stepping down as India coach, saying it's not something he would like to get into.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Noida company's property, assets attached for money laundering
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday attached various movable and immovable assets and properties worth Rs 55 crore of Noida-based Ablaze Info Solutions under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra issue being discussed with China: India
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) India on Friday said that there were "some difficulties" in the movement of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrims via Nathu La in Sikkim but discussions were on with China.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Diplomacy
Arab states' demand to shut Al Jazeera evokes condemnation
Riyadh, June 23 (IANS) The demand by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries for Qatar to shut down Al Jazeera media network, among other conditions, to end the ongoing diplomatic impasse in the Gulf region has drawn condemnation.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Media,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
3rd BRICS environment ministers meeting held in China
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) Environment ministers and senior officials of BRICS countries on Friday gathered in north China's Tianjin for discussions, pledging more efforts on sustainable development and pollution prevention.
2017-06-23
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Capability, experience must supersede all considerations for President: Meira
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Opposition's Presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Friday stressed that the post is "not symbolic" and that "capability and experience must always supersede" every other consideration for it.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Man held for cheating 2,000 by selling fake tour packages
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) A 40-year-old director of a hotel has been arrested from Indore for cheating around 2,000 people from all over India to the tune of over Rs 20 crore on the pretext of providing luxurious holiday and tour packages in five-star hotels, police said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 policemen killed in Karachi
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) At least four policemen were killed by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Friday night, local media reported.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Tata Steel sells stake in Tata Motors to Tata Sons
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Tata Steel on Friday said it has sold almost all of its stake in Tata Motors to Tata Sons for more than Rs 3,780 crore.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Will build forward-looking vision with Trump administration: Modi
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he will hold in-depth discussions with President Donald Trump during his visit to the United States and hoped to build a forward-looking vision for partnership with the new administration.
2017-06-23
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Shabbir Ahluwalia to be a part of 'Kundali Bhagya'
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Actor Shabbir Ahluwalia, who is currently being applauded for his role of Abhi in popular TV show "Kumkum Bhagya", says he will also be seen in its upcoming spin-off, "Kundali Bhagya".
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
MP CM urges centre to increase onion procurement
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday urged Central government to extend the deadline of ongoing onion procurement to July 15 owing to bumper production in the state.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
GoAir to shift to new passenger service system
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier GoAir on Friday said it will be migrating to a new passenger service system from June 25.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BCCI extends time limit for India coach candidates
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday extended the time limit for submission of applications for the position of head coach of the Indian team.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Unpredictable Trump means no agenda for Modi meeting: Expert
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) There is no formal agenda for the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump when they meet in Washington on Sunday in keeping with the latter's functioning style that has also resulted in the American administration giving confusing and contradictory signals on Pakistan, an Indian analyst here said.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Bengal's 'Kanyashree' initiative given UN recognition
The Hague (Netherlands), June 23 (IANS) The West Bengal government's Kanyashree Prakalpa on Friday was awarded the first prize in United Nations Public Service Award for Asia Pacific here.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Kovind to launch campaign from Uttar Pradesh on June 25
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will launch his campaign for the July 17 presidential election from Uttar Pradesh on June 25, informed sources said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'No proof of wrongdoing by Infosys in Panaya deal'
Bengaluru, June 23 (IANS) An international law firm and a risk consultancy found no evidence of wrongdoing by Infosys in acquiring the US-based Panaya firm for $200 million in February 2015, the global software major said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
CPI-M condemns attack on Muslim men in train
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday condemned the attack on a Muslim family in a local train in Haryana on Thursday that led to the death of a 15-year-old student and serious stab injuries to two others.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
HC seeks report from north civic body's on rag-picker's death
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Observing there is more garbage than land in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Friday sought a report from North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) on the death of a rag-picker.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar's loans to be considered under S4A scheme
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar on Friday said the Joint Lenders' Forum (JLF) has decided to consider its loan account under the 'Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets' (S4A Scheme).
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Naveen opposes disinvestment in Nalco
Bhubaneswar, June 23 (IANS) Protesting the Central government's move for disinvestment of equity holding in Nalco, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put further disinvestment in the public sector undertaking on hold.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Security, law and order breakdown in Kashmir, says Congress
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Slamming the PDP-BJP -led government in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress on Friday said "there was complete breakdown as far as law and order and internal security is concerned" and there was no "policy" to handle the situation.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kumar Vishwas skips Delhi government's Iftar
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party leader (AAP) Kumar Vishwas did not attend an Iftar party organised by the Delhi government on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Police seize 280 mn euros, hold 23 in Rome anti-mafia operation
Rome, June 23 (IANS/AKI) Italian police on Friday impounded assets worth some 280 million euros and arrested 23 people in a major anti-mafia operation in the provinces of Rome, Naples, Milan and Pescara.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED registers money-laundering case against LeT chief, Hurriyat, others
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday registered a case of money laundering against Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed, Dukhartan-e-Millat, Hizbul Mujhaideen and members of Hurriyat Conference in connection with the alleged terror funding from across the border to stoke unrest in the Kashmir Valley.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Proud of Indian scientists working on world's largest telescope: Minister
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Union Science Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday praised Indian scientists for their contribution toward the world's biggest telescope -- Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), which is under development.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech
Robotic O-Arm allows for minimal invasive neuro surgery: Doctors
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Calling the Robotic O-Arm technology a boon for neurosurgeons, doctors on Friday said the innovative surgical imaging system can allow surgeons to perform minimally invasive spine surgeries with greater precision, accuracy and most importantly safety.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ex-judge Karnan under 'treatment and observation' in Kolkata hospital
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Former Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan who was admitted to city's SSKM Medical College and Hospital after complaining of chest pain on Thursday, remains in there for "treatment and observation" on Friday, a hospital official said.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
NCPCR platform to report online child abuse enhanced
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) With child abuse finding new forms and channels through mobile and digital technologies, victims of such cyber crimes can now lodge their complaints at National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)'s enhanced online platform 'POCSO e-box'.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thane farmers protests: Congress demands judicial probe
Thane (Maharashtra), June 23 (IANS) Maharashtra's opposition Congress on Friday demanded a judicial probe into Thursday's police action against farmers protesting land takeover for a proposed domestic airport near Kalyan.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
China set to again block India's entry into NSG
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) Two weeks after the Indian and Chinese top leadership agreed to address sensitive issues dogging their bilateral ties, Beijing on Friday appeared poised to once again oppose India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), saying there was "no change" in its position on Indian's bid.
2017-06-23
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India launches Liveability Index for 116 cities
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday launched the "City Liveability Index" - a first of its kind initiative introduced by the Urban Development Ministry - to measure the quality of life in 116 major cities including capital cities and those with population over one million.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
One dead, 3 injured in mob attack in train in Haryana
Ballabhgarh (Haryana), June 23 (IANS) A teenager was killed and three of his friends injured in an attack by a group of persons in a train in Haryana, the Government Railway Police said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
25 killed in northwest Pakistan blasts
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) At least 25 persons were killed and over 100 others injured as twin blasts ripped through a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Funeral of two Maharashtra soldiers on Saturday
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The funeral of two Indian Army soldiers from Maharashtra, who were killed by a Pakistani BAT team on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, will be held at their respective native villages on Saturday, a defence spokesperson said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Haryana now has a 'Trump' Village
Gurugram, June 23 (IANS) Though it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been pushing for building toilets under the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, it is US President Donald Trump who is getting publicity. At least in Haryana.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
JD-U free to take decisions, 'Bihar ki beti' fielded to lose: Nitish Kumar
Patna, June 23 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U President Nitish Kumar on Friday said his party is free to take its decisions, and admonished the opposition alliance for fielding "Bihar ki beti" (Bihar's daughter) Meira Kumar to lose.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
No plans yet to re-enter ceasefire with NSCN-K: Official
Nongkrem (Meghalaya), June 23 (IANS) The Indian government has no plans to re-enter into a ceasefire agreement with the Myanmar-based National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), an official said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
HC quashes Yogi's order sacking Shia Waqf Board members
Lucknow, June 23 (IANS) In a major setback to the Uttar Pradesh government, Allahabad High Court on Friday quashed an order removing six members of the Shia Waqf Board.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Kolkata hospital asked to pay Rs 3 lakh for negligence
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) A city private hospital was on Friday asked to cough up Rs 30 lakh as compensation by the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission (WBCERC) for alleged negligence in treatment of an infant leading to her death.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Team that built world's lightest satellite 'KalamSat' felicitated
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) A young team that built the world's lightest and first 3D printed satellite "KalamSat", launched by the US space agency NASA on Thursday, was felicitated by a social group here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Education
Many aid groups unable to manage war zone risks: Report
New York, June 23 (IANS/WAM) Humanitarian aid workers want to help people in some of the biggest war zones, but extreme risks and threats are paralysing their operations, said a United Nations-backed report.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Shuttler Srikanth in Australia Open semis; Sindhu, Saina crash out (Roundup)
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth entered the men's singles semi-finals while the star duo of P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal crashed out of the women's singles quarter-finals at the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries badminton tournament here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Yogi thanks Centre for Smart City slots for three UP cities
Lucknow, June 23 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu for the inclusion of three more cities from the state under the Smart City Mission.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CBI quizzes Narada sting accused officer, middleman together
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday interrogated Narada sting case accused Indian Police Service officer S.M.H. Mirza and alleged middleman Syed Tazdar Ali Mirza together at the agency's city office CGO complex, an official said.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Not intimidated by 'poor tactic' like criminal defamation case: Mistry
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The Office of Cyrus Mistry on Friday said it will not be intimidated by a 'poor tactic' like criminal defamation to scotch litigation against Tata Sons.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
RKG Snooker Champs qualify for snooker meet playoffs
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Sourav Kothari-led RKG Snooker Champs became the first team to confirm their entry in the playoffs of the Bengal Premier League here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
May's offer on EU citizens below expectations: Tusk
Brussels, June 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) on Friday slammed British Prime Minister Theresa May's offer to EU nationals after Brexit, warning it would make their situation "worse".
2017-06-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Manipur to soon ban shotguns to check poaching
Imphal June 23 (IANS) The Manipur Cabinet will soon ban all licensed single and double barrelled shotguns to check poaching, state Forest Minister T. Shyamkumar said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Manipur,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Kovind files nomination for Presidential election, BJP confident of comfortable victory (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday filed his nomination here for the July 17 Presidential election and pledged to uphold the dignity of the country's top constitutional post.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajasthan teenager moves court to annul her child marriage
Jodhpur, June 23 (IANS) A court here on Friday issued notice on the plea of a 17-year-old girl
2017-06-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Indian eves aim to break CWC final jinx (Special to IANS)
The Indian women's team will take on three-time world champions England on the opening day of the 11th edition of the ICC Women's World Cup at Derby on Saturday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mob strips, lynches police officer in Srinagar, evokes widespread condemnation (Roundup)
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) A mob stripped and lynched a senior police officer in the grand mosque of Srinagar, triggering widespread outrage. Hundreds attended the funeral of 57-year-old Deputy Superintendent of Police Muhammad Ayub Pandit even as two persons were arrested.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AERB's nod for Kudankulam's units 3&4
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) on Friday said it has given its nod to the country's nuclear plant operator, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) for the first pour of concrete for the third and fourth units at Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Business/Economy
IRDAI bars Sahara India Life from selling life policies
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) India's insurance sector regulator, IRDAI on Friday barred private insurer Sahara India Life Insurance Company Ltd from accepting new life insurance policies.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Will re-evaluate answer sheets, CBSE tells HC
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday told the Delhi High Court that it will re-evaluate the answer sheets of students who have asked for it.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Muller in semis of Queen's club tennis meet
London, June 23 (IANS) Gilles Muller of Luxembourg defeated American Sam Querrey 6-4 7-6 in the quarterfinals of the Queen's club tennis championships here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Kopardi gangrape-murder case: Defence now seeks Fadnavis as witness
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), June 23 (IANS) In another twist in the ongoing trial in the Kopardi gangrape-murder case of a minor girl, one of the accused on Friday moved an application seeking summons for Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis as a defence witness.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian passports to be bilingual: Sushma
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Indian passports will henceforth be in both English and Hindi and 10 per cent discount will be given in passport fees to applicants below the age of eight and above 60, the government announced on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
More than 6 lakh qualify CBSE NEET 2017
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) As many as 6,11,539 students have qualified the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical and dental courses, it was announced on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
SRCC announces cut-off
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Delhi University's Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) on Friday announced its cut-offs for B.Com. (Honours) and B.A. (Honours) Economics at 97.75 per cent for the current academic session.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Delhi hospitals allowed to increase bed capacities
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) In a bid to tackle dengue and chikungunya cases in the city, the Delhi government on Friday announced that all hospitals here have been permitted to increase their bed capacity by 10 to 20 per cent.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Fourth camp of Usha Junior Training Programme ends
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The fourth camp of the Usha Junior Training Programme at the Delhi Golf Club ended with amateur golfers Arin Ahuja, Asara Sawhney, Sharanya Sah, Ananta Jain, Karamjit S. Bedi, Mohd. Yasa and Aryan Chadha bagging the maximum number of awards across various categories here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
10 killed as IS suicide bombers strike Iraq
Baghdad, June 23 (IANS) Ten people were killed, including women and children, and 13 injured on Friday in an attack carried out by Islamic State's suicide bombers west of Iraq, a police official said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Iraq,Terrorism
No restriction on exchange of Qatari riyals in India: RBI
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Acting on reports that some authorised entities were not accepting Qatari riyals, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday clarified that it has not restricted the exchange of the currency.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Add colour to your personality: Disha's advice for college-goers
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Actress Disha Patani feels that making a good impression, especially for important milestones and occasions in life, is a must. Her advice for first year college students is "add some colour to your personality".
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kidnapped Kerala actress records new statement
Kochi, June 23 (IANS) In a new twist to the actress kidnap case, the victim has recorded a new statement.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shooter Narang to launch talent development project
Pune, June 23 (IANS) The Gagan Narang Sports Promotion Foundation (GNSPF) has unveiled ambitious plans to train and nurture 20 young and talented shooters from different parts of the country and turn them into international champions.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Youth held in Hyderabad for 'links' with IS sympathisers
Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) Hyderabad police on Friday arrested a youth for allegedly having links with Islamic State sympathisers.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kolkata Metro completes tunnelling under Hooghly
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC), which is expecting to commission the first phase of the East-West Metro Project in the city in 2018, has completed tunnelling work under the Hooghly river in 66 days, an official said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Thiruvananthapuram Smart City to cost Rs 1,538 crore: Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) As much as Rs 1,538 crore will be spent on developmental projects in Thiruvananthapuram under the Smart Cities Mission, a Minister said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education,Health/Medicine
Yemen cholera cases may reach 300,000: Unicef
Geneva, June 23 (IANS) Cholera cases in Yemen may reach 300,000 by the end of August due to the rainy season, a United Nations agency warned on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Shimla to have smart public transport: CM
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said promoting smart public transport, developing footpaths for pedestrians, eco-tourism and better management of natural springs will be the top priorities for restoring the glory of the state capital under the Smart Cities Mission.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
JNU bids to make viva less discriminatory
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) To make the interviews for admission more transparent, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Friday took a decision to include at least one teacher from marginalised section to be a part of viva-voce (interview) committees.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Now mobile banking complaints under ombudsman, says RBI
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Widening the scope of its Banking Ombudsman Scheme, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has included complaints relating to mis-selling and mobile banking in its purview for which compensation up to Rs 1 lakh can be awarded.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Spanish prosecutor agrees to swap Messi's jail term for $569,800
Barcelona, June 23 (IANS) A Spanish prosecutor on Friday agreed to swap prison sentences imposed on Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi and his father Jorge Horacio Messi by a Barcelona court for a joint 510,000 euro ($569,800) fine.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Spain,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports
My health has been much better this Ramazan: Dilip Kumar
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Ailing thespian Dilip Kumar says his health has been "better" during the holy month of Ramadan.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sixth farmer commits suicide in MP CM's home district
Sehore (Madhya Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) Amid the Madhya Pradesh government's claims of providing all possible relief to peasants, one more farmer was on Thursday reported to have committed suicide in Sehore, the home district of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram topping the list.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Special force raised in Odisha to deal with law and order
Bhubaneswar, June 23 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday announced the raising of the Odisha Swift Action Force (OSAF), a special wing of the police, to deal with serious law and order situations in the state.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Secure Connection expands Honeywell product range in India
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Global consumer electronics major Secure Connection on Friday announced the expansion of its "Platinum Series" product range of Honeywell Electronic Essentials in India.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Sooraj hopes 'Hum Paanch Phir Se' has long innings on TV
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Actor Sooraj Thapar, who shares a close bond with the cast of his TV show "Hum Paanch Phir Se", says he wants the new version of the popular comedy show "Hum Paanch" to go on for long.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Selling pressure, caution over GST dent equity markets (Roundup)
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The Indian equity markets closed in the red on Friday as broadly negative global cues, coupled with caution ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation and heavy selling pressure subdued investor sentiments.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kenyan, Ethiopian athletes favourites in Olomouc Half Marathon
Nairobi, June 23 (IANS) Kenya's Kenneth Keter and Ethiopia's Worknesh Degefa stand out as favourites in Saturday's Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon in the Czech Republic.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi on Australian Academy's film fest jury
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Indian actors Anupam Kher and Shabana Azmi have been appointed jury members of the Australian Academys inaugural Best Asian Film Award.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Twin blasts rock market in Pakistan's north-west, 15 killed
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Fifteen persons were killed and 70 others injured as twin blasts rocked a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Can every captain think he is Imran Khan? (Column: Just Sport)
Anil Kumble -- who quit as India cricket coach early this week -- and skipper Virat Kohli are indulging in shadow boxing. Both had their say on the dressing room disputes, leaving the meaty parts between the lines. At the end of it all, the aggressive captain got what he wanted.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
SC sets up doctors panel on plea to abort six month pregnancy
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday set up a panel of seven doctors to examine and ascertain the medical condition of a Kolkata-based expectant mother seeking the termination of her 24-week-old pregnancy.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Bihar acid attack victim's family to fight for justice
Patna, June 23 (IANS) An acid attack five years ago disfigured Chanchal Kumari, a teenager then, and dashed all her hopes of becoming a computer engineer. She died on Thursday but her quest for justice will not be stilled, said her family.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
GDA opposes library in Ghaziabad park
Ghaziabad, June 23 (IANS) The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has told the municipal corporation to stop construction work for a library in a park situated in Sector 7 of Rajnagar -- a posh residential colony.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Martial arts champion arrested with 17 pistols
Ghaziabad, June 23 (IANS) An arms smuggling racket was unearthed here on Friday as a national champion of a modern Korean mixed martial arts was arrested from the railway station and 17 pistols seized from him.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
GJM demands CBI probe into death of three activists
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Blaming the West Bengal government and senior officers for the killing of three GJM activists in police firing on June 17, Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung on Friday demanded a CBI probe into the deaths.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
West Indies opt to bowl against India in first ODI
Port of Spain, June 23 (IANS) The West Indies won the toss and elected to field against India in their first One-Day International (ODI) cricket match at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
GST Network to begin accepting fresh registrations from June 25
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) portal which has so far only been accepting requests for migration from the current indirect tax regime to the GST system will now start accepting fresh registrations starting June 25.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ford India recalls 39,000 units of Fiesta, Figo models
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Ford India on Friday said it has decided to recall 39,315 units of Ford Fiesta Classic and previous-generation Ford Figo vehicles because of a potential technical concern.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ishaan Khatter rolled in muck for Majidi's film
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Debutant Ishaan Khatter dipped his face and rolled around in muck to shoot a sequence for Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's India-set film "Beyond The Clouds".
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Capability, experience must supersede all consideration for President: Meira
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Friday stressed that the post of President of India is "not symbolic" and that "capability and experience must always supersede" every other consideration while choosing the person for the post.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shape of bird egg related to flight ability
New York, June 23 (IANS) In what could perhaps crack the long-term mystery behind the astonishing variety of bird egg shapes, an international team of researchers has found that the egg shape is related to flight ability, with good fliers tending to lay pointy or elliptical eggs.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Sania rues gender discrimination in sports
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Decrying the widespread gender discrimination in society at large, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza rued the fact that the world of sports is also not immune from the malaise and she has to fight for equal prize money despite being a former World No.1 in women's doubles.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Tennis,Cinema/Showbiz
Saina, Sindhu crash out of Australia Open quarters
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) India's campaign in the women's singles category at the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries ended after London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal went down to sixth-seeded Sun Yu of China in a quarter-finals match here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Nasscom identifies key job roles in big data analytics
Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom), as part of its reskilling initiative for the IT industry, has identified key job roles in the big data analytics domain.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
TCS hired over 12,500 US employees over five years: Study
New Delhi/New York, June 23 (IANS) Global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) was among the top two job creators, recruiting more than 12,500 US employees from 2012-2016, a recent study by The Cambridge Group said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
No party affiliations, will uphold dignity of office: Kovind
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Asserting that he does not hold any political affiliations, NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday pledged to uphold the dignity of the President's office and keep it above party politics.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himachal blames Niti Aayog for decline in funds
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) The Niti Aayog on Friday told the Himachal Pradesh government to prepare a plan to double the income of its farmers in five years even as the Virbhadra Singh-led government blamed the think tank for a drastic decline in Central funding to the state.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram topping the list.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Peace in Afghanistan linked with exit of foreign troops'
Kabul, June 23 (IANS) The Taliban on Friday reiterated that peace in the country is inextricably linked to the exit of foreign troops.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Cyber threat most significant risk to business operations: Ficci
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) A leading business chamber on Friday ranked 'Information and Cyber Insecurity as the most significant threat to business perception and operations in the country.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
Will fight for Gorkha community's revival till death: GJM chief
Darjeeling, June 23 (IANS) Throwing a challenge to the West Bengal government, GJM chief Bimal Gurung on Friday announced intensification of the ongoing protest in the north Bengal hills and vowed to fight for "our community's revival" till death.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Heavy rain lashes Kolkata, adjoining areas
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Kolkata and many parts of West Bengal on Friday afternoon.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Oil, gas refiners set to spend more on digital technologies
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Nearly two-thirds of oil and gas refiners plan to increase their investments in digital technologies over the next three-to-five years, a new study revealed on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Infosys board to face investors' heat at AGM
Bengaluru, June 23 (IANS) The 36th Annual General Meeting of troubled software major Infosys Ltd on Saturday is likely to be stormy, as retail investors brace for a showdown with its board on corporate governance and performance issues.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Kerala investment promotion agency, Cornell varsity tie up
Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) The KSIDC, the nodal investment promotion agency of the Kerala government, has tied up with Cornell University, US, to set up a Life Sciences Park in Thiruvananthapuram.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Education
BJP will unite anti-Left votes in Tripura: Assam Minister
Agartala, June 23 (IANS) The BJP will try to form a rainbow alliance to consolidate anti-Left Front votes to oust the ruling coalition in Tripura in assembly polls in February next year, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Comedienne Bharti Singh to miss 'Nach Baliye 8' finale
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Popular comedienne Bharti Singh, who is recuperating in a hospital, will not be able to perform at the "Nach Baliye 8" finale. However, she says she is feeling a lot better.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Punjab boy tops NEET entrance exam
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) A student from Punjab's Muktsar town has topped in the NEET entrance examination for admission to medical colleges.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Faulty fridge sparked London tower fire: Police
London, June 23 (IANS) The Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed 79 people started in a faulty fridge, the Metropolitan Police said on Friday, adding the cladding on the 24-storey block has failed all safety tests.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala to gain through GST: Finance Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) Kerala will gain from the imposition of GST from July 1, said state Finance Minister Thomas Issac on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Punjab assembly amends law to keep highway tipplers in high spirits
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) The Punjab assembly on Friday amended an excise law to allow hotels, restaurants and clubs within 500 metres of national and state highways in the northern state to serve liquor.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Indian passports to be bilingual: Government
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) All Indian passports will henceforth be in both English and Hindi and 10 per cent discount will be offered in passport fees to applicants below the age of eight and above 60, the government announced on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Brisk walk may help keep Alzheimer's at bay
New York, June 23 (IANS) Taking a brisk walk or engaging in other moderate-intensity physical activities may help slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease, says a study.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Saina crashes out of Australia Open quarters
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal crashed out of the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries after going down to sixth-seeded Sun Yu of China in a women's singles quarter-final match here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Sarfraz advises women's team to play positively in World Cup
London, June 23 (IANS) Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on Friday advised the national womens team to keep things simple and play positive cricket in the ICC Womens World Cup 2017, starting here on Saturday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Death of freed US student mystery, says N.Korea
Pyongyang, June 23 (IANS) North Korea on Friday said the death of a US student it freed earlier this month was a "mystery" as his health indicators and examination results were all normal when he left Pyongyang.
2017-06-23
Category: International, North Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Karnataka urged to open tourism office in Tokyo
Bengaluru, June 23 (IANS) Consul General of Japan Takayuki Kitagawa on Friday urged the Karnataka government to open a full-fledged Tourism Information Office in Tokyo.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Heavy rains expected in Sri Lanka
Colombo, June 23 (IANS) Heavy rains are expected in the southern part of Sri Lanka, leading to concerns that the country might be hit again by floods and landslides, an official said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
Russia intercepts 14 foreign planes near borders
Moscow, June 23 (IANS) Russian jets have intercepted 14 foreign planes near its borders in the past week, the Defence Ministry said in a report on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security
Arab states issue 13 demands to end Qatar crisis
Cairo, June 23 (IANS) Four Arab states that have severed ties with Qatar over its support to terrorism have issued 13 demands to end the rift with Doha, including closing Al-Jazeera television and cutting ties with Iran, a media report said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Diplomacy
Polish girl sings 'Kajra re' for Big B in Malta
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan got a sense of the "spread of Hindi cinema" when a girl from Poland broke into a song and dance sequence on the Bollywood chartbuster "Kajra re" in front of him on the set of "Thugs of Hindostan" in Malta.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congratulations pour in for ISRO on new milestone
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Congratulations poured in for ISRO on Friday after it successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries, with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeting their greetings.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology
Desire for safe location drives home purchase for millennials
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Millennials in the age group of 30-34 years are increasingly giving more importance to safety and security of homes rather than on return on investment, fancy amenities and proximity to work which the older age-groups preferred, a recent survey has revealed.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Selling pressure, caution over GST dent equity markets
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The Indian equity markets provisionally closed in the red on Friday as broadly negative global cues, coupled with caution ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation and heavy selling pressure subdued investor sentiments.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India face England in Women's World Cup opener (Preview)
Derby (UK), June 23 (IANS) India are expected to face a tough task when they take on hosts England on the opening day of the ICC Women's World Cup cricket tournament here on Saturday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Pegasus' spyware may hit iPhones too
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Do you think your Apple iPhone and iPad devices are safe from spyware? Wait. There actually is a malware in the wild that targets Apple iOS users too, a study warned on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Paracetamol during pregnancy affects sex drive in male progeny: Study
London, June 23 (IANS) Although paracetamol is usually considered safe during pregnancy, a new research from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark suggests that if you are pregnant, you should think twice before popping these pills as their use is linked to reduced sex drive and aggressive behaviour in males.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
May offers EU citizens to stay in UK post-Brexit
Brussels, June 23 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May has softened her stance on an estimated three million EU citizens currently living in the UK, offering them to stay post Brexit.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy
Sofia Vergara wants Simon Cowell to join 'Modern Family'
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Actress Sofia Vergara says she wants music mogul Simon Cowell to do a cameo in hit TV series "Modern Family".
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Young India looking at unconventional career choices
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Young Indians are keen on unconventional and new career choices, online learning and engagement at work, a study said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Sri Lanka arrests student leader over clashes
Colombo, June 23 (IANS) Sri Lankan police on Friday arrested Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) leader Lahiru Weerasekara following violent clashes between students and security forces.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Tourism in Kashmir collapses, as stone-pelting images dominate TV
At the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Rizwan Ahmad Bhat stands next to his traditional boat, the shikara named Do Badan Ek Jan (two bodies, one soul), waiting for tourists. Last year this time, the lake was packed with visitors exploring its waters and the views of the surrounding Zabarwan hills.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Business/Economy
Can't understand why Congress opposing Kovind: Naidu
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that he could not understand why the Congress was opposing NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
F-35A creates a buzz at Paris Air Show
Paris, June 23 (IANS) Two F-35A fighter aircraft built by Lockheed Martin of the US, created quite a buzz among the visitors to the week-long 52nd Paris Air Show, otherwise known largely as an event to showcase commercial airplanes.
2017-06-23
Category: International, France,Technology,Defence/Security
Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Thiruvananthapuram topping the list.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Seizures indicate sharp rise in wildlife smuggling to China
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) There appears to be no let- up in smuggling of live and dead wildlife. In fact, it has seen a sharp increase as indicated by the value of seized "wildlife products" being smuggled to China from India through Nepal and Bhutan.
2017-06-23
Category: International, India,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two arrested for lynching police officer
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) Two of the three suspects have been arrested for lynching a senior police officer here and a hunt is on for the third, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police S.P. Vaid said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kovind files Presidential nomination, vows to uphold dignity of office (Third Lead)
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday filed his nomination here for the July 17 Presidential elections and pledged to uphold the dignity of the country's top constitutional post.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nicole Kidman wanted to quit Hollywood
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) She is currently enjoying a career comeback, starring in the hit TV drama "Big Little Lies". But Oscar winning actress Nicole Kidman says she wanted to quit Hollywood nearly a decade ago.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kudrow not working on 'Friends' spin-off for Phoebe
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Actress Lisa Kudrow is not working on a "Friends" spin-off focused on her character Phoebe Buffay, according to her spokesperson.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
S.Korean President witnesses test of home-grown missile
Seoul, June 23 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday witnessed the test-firing of a home-grown ballistic missile to showcase the country's defence capability against Pyongyang.
2017-06-23
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
BJP fawn club: How Bollywood seeks to cosy up to government
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) "One Nation, One Tax, One Market", affirms Amitabh Bachchan in a video on the virtues of GST, while Akshay Kumar is out to make his "humble contribution to Swachh Bharat" through his new film "Toilet: EK Prem Katha".
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Police officer's lynching 'marks new low' in J&K: Rahul
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the lynching of a senior police officer marked a "new low" in Jammu and Kashmir and it was "heartbreaking" to see the state "being pushed back several decades" due to the failure of the BJP-PDP government.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Tubelight': Shines but with low voltage (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Tubelight"; Director: Kabir Khan; Cast: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Yashpal Sharma, Matin Rey Tangu and Isha Talwar; Rating: ***
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Raval, de Grandhomme, Broom earn New Zealand contracts
Wellington, June 23 (IANS) Opening batsman Jeet Raval, all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme and batsman Neil Broom are the three new additions to New Zealand Crickets list of 21 contracted players for the 2017-18 season, the NZC announced here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
China hopes India, US won't disturb South China Sea peace
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) China on Friday said it hopes India and the US will not disturb peace in the South China Sea as the issue is likely to come up between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump when they meet.
2017-06-23
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Obama slams new Republican healthcare bill
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama has slammed the Republican Party's new healthcare bill, which he said would transfer wealth from the poor to the rich.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Decade-old wait ends as NIUSAT put into orbit
Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) It was a proud moment for Noorul Islam University on Friday as the Indian rocket PSLV lifted off successfully with the varsity-made nano satellite NIUSAT along with ISRO's Cartosat and 29 co-passenger foreign satellites.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Education
North Korea conducts another rocket engine test
Washington, June 23 (IANS) North Korea has tested a new rocket engine as part of its efforts to build a missile capable of reaching the American mainland, US officials said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Challenge in web series is to keep audience engaged: Vivek Oberoi
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Actor Vivek Oberoi, who features in a forthcoming web series, says since the content of digital entertainment is mostly for "binge watching", the biggest challenge is to keep the audience engaged.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
CBI raids ex-OOA secretary's residence, office
Bhubaneswar, June 23 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday conducted raids at the residence and office of Ashirbad Behera, the former secretary of the Odisha Olympic Association (OOA), in a land grabbing case.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Cool roofs' can beat high heat in homes
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) With India too facing the effects of global warming with abnormally high temperatures, simple and low-cost 'cool roof' measures may bring relief to the people, say experts.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Regional poets lead Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Regional language poets dominated the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2017 with sixteen books of poetry along with five short stories, two biographies and one essay that won the award.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Working on 'Krrish' franchise incredible, says Hrithik
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan says working on the "Krrish" franchise, which started eleven years ago, has been an incredible experience, and he hopes to go a long way with it.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of Australian Open
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) Indian star P.V. Sindhu was knocked out of the $750,000 Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament following a tough quarter-final battle with World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
NSG meet on, China says it will reject India's entry
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) China on Friday said it will oppose India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) whose plenary session is underway in Bern.
2017-06-23
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Sweltering heat makes people moody and unhelpful
New York, June 23 (IANS) When it is uncomfortably hot, people tend to become moody and also less helpful or 'pro-social,' new research has found.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Selling pressure, caution over GST dent equity markets
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The Indian equity markets traded in the red during the mid-afternoon session on Friday as broadly negative global cues, coupled with caution ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation and heavy selling pressure in automobile, capital goods, oil and gas and banking stocks subdued investor sentiments.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Mirwaiz calls officer's lynching 'brutal act'
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Friday condemned the lynching of a senior police officer here as a "brutal act".
2017-06-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal excited about 'Raazi'
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal will be coming together for Meghna Gulzars next directorial "Raazi", which narrates the story of a Kashmiri girl marred to a Pakistani Army officer. The actors are charged up about the project, and cant wait to begin its shooting.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
6GB 'Honor 8 Pro' slated for July launch in India
Pune, June 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone major Huawei's much-awaited "Honor 8 Pro" with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM is slated to be launched in India in the first week of July at an affordable price, a top company executive said here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit (Roundup)
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) In yet another multiple satellite launch, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
B-Town goes gaga over Salman's 'Tubelight'
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Salman Khans "Tubelight" might be getting a mixed response from the critics, but it has left celebrities like Preity Zinta, Dia Mirza and Subhash Ghai in awe of it. They feel the heart-warming performances in the Kabir Khan directorial light up the films narrative.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
11 killed in Pakistan blast (Third Lead)
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed and over 20 injured in a blast in Pakistan's Quetta city, police said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
'Neerja' family accuses producers of criminal conspiracy, moves court
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) Accusing the producers of Bollywood blockbuster and national award winning movie "Neerja" of "criminal conspiracy" and going back on their word of sharing 10 percent of the net profit, the braveheart flight purser Neerja Bhanot's family has moved the court here.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of Australian Open
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) Indian star P.V. Sindhu was knocked out of the Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament following a tough quarter-final battle with World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Victoria Beckham flaunts leather in London heat wave
London, June 23 (IANS) Singer Victoria Beckham ignored the heat wave as she showed off her trim figure in a pair of tight leather trousers here.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Merkel calls UK Brexit offer 'good start'
Brussels, June 23 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described UK plans to ensure the rights of EU citizens in Britain after Brexit as "a good start".
2017-06-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy
Katie Price in talks for 'Dancing On Ice'
London, June 23 (IANS) Model Katie Price is in talks to be a contestant on the revamped version of skating contest "Dancing On Ice".
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Varun Dhawan finds love for 'other life forms'
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan says he feels bad that he spent 30 years neglecting "other life forms", but has now pledged to care for them.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rhino killed in Assam national park
Guwahati, June 23 (IANS) A one-horned rhino was killed by poachers in Assam's Orang National Park, a forest official said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Portable sink to help campers maintain hygiene
London, June 23 (IANS) Forget wet-wipes and hand gels, campers could soon have a portable sink to carry wherever they go and clean off mud, dirt and sweat in a proper manner.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Ex-Barcelona President ordered to remain in custody
Madrid, June 23 (IANS) Spanish prosecutors have ordered the former President of Barcelona football club to remain in custody for money laundering as there is a risk he could abscond.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Johnny Depp quips about assassinating President Trump
London, June 23 (IANS) Hollywood star Johnny Depp was uninhibited about sharing his feelings about US President Donald Trump when he took the stage at the Glastonbury Festival.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Students moving to plains amid Darjeeling shutdown
Darjeeling, June 23 (IANS) Thousands of students studying in boarding schools here were being moved to the plains as the agitating Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) allowed a 12-hour window on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
Farmers in 3 Marathwada villages create oasis in suicide-prone region
Jalna (Maharashtra), June 23 (IANS) When massive crop failure and farmers' suicide afflicted the Marathwada region in Maharashtra during the 2012-16 drought, farmers in three villages of Jalna district were not much concerned about the lack of rainfall.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Will uphold dignity of Presidency: Kovind
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday pledged to uphold the dignity of the country's top constitutional post.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kenyan athletes plagued by injuries ahead of London World Championships
Nairobi, June 23 (IANS) Kenya's injury crisis is ballooning ahead of the London World Championships with Olympic athletics champions Ezekiel Kemboi, David Rudisha and silver medallist Boniface Mucheru joining the list.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Wolfsburg extend goalkeeper Casteels' contract
Berlin, June 23 (IANS) German football club Wolfsburg and goalkeeper Koen Casteels have agreed on a contract extension, the "Wolves" confirmed in an official statement.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Goalkeeper Adler joins Mainz from Hamburg
Berlin, June 23 (IANS) German goalkeeper Rene Adler agreed on a transfer from Hamburg to Mainz, both Bundesliga football clubs announced.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Srikanth beats Praneeth to reach Australian Open semis
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) Continuing his fine run, recently-crowned Indonesia Open champion Kidambi Srikanth on Friday defeated fellow Indian shuttler B.Sai Praneeth in a men's singles quarter-final match of the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries here.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
'Good' fat diet may reduce bowel disease symptom
New York, June 23 (IANS) A "good" high fat diet may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria that could fight harmful inflammation and reduce symptoms of Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disorder, says a new study.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
NASA to support ESA's gravitational wave space mission
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) to study gravitational waves in space - a mission in which NASA will partner with ESA in design, development, operations and data analysis.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Police officer lynched, Mehbooba calls it 'murder of trust'
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) A mob lynched a senior police officer in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, triggering outrage and forcing Chief Minister Mehmooba Mufti to dub the crime a "murder of trust".
2017-06-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Guerrero scores hat-trick as Flamengo rout Chapecoense 5-1
Rio de Janeiro, June 23 (IANS) Peru international striker Paolo Guerrero scored a hat-trick as Flamengo routed Chapecoense 5-1 in Brazil's Serie A football championship.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
My five decades in films went by in moments: Dharmendra (Interview)
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) He is known as Bollywood's 'Yamla, Pagla, Deewana', but for long he was also seen as the macho hero of silver screen.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Salman doesn't need rehearsals, he's a quick learner: Remo
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Choreographer-filmmaker Remo D'Souza, who has worked with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in various projects, says the actor doesn't believe in doing rehearsals as being a "quick learner", he likes to know his moves just a few minutes before the shoot.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Anger over liquor shops in Himachal residential areas
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) Circumventing an apex court ban on liquor vends along the highways, Himachal Pradesh has allowed liquor shops to operate in residential areas, aggrieved residents said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Kovind files nomination for Presidential election
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination for the July 17 election here on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of NDA-ruled states.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Intex adds to its affordable Tower Speaker range
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) IT accessories manufacturer Intex Technologies has unveiled its new affordable range of 2.0 Tower Speakers.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Rana's 'Nene Raju, Nene Mantri' trailer released
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) The trailer of Rana Daggubati, Kajal Aggarwal and Catherine Tresa starrer Telugu political drama "Nene Raju, Nene Mantri" was released on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Brazil's Lucas Lima set for Barcelona move
Rio de Janeiro, June 23 (IANS) Brazil international midfielder Lucas Lima has agreed to join Spanish football giants Barcelona on a free transfer in January, according to media reports.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
My son is getting ready for acting debut: Ambika
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) Actress Ambika, who ruled the roost in the 1980s and 1990s in southern filmdom, says her son Ram Keshav is gearing up his acting debut.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Had conceptualised 'Shab' 17 years ago: Onir
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Onir, who is gearing up for his upcoming film "Shab", starring Sanjay Suri and Raveena Tandon, says he had started writing the movie around 17 years ago.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Tesla considers opening plant in China
Washington, June 23 (IANS) American luxury electric carmaker Tesla has confirmed that it is considering opening its first plant in Shanghai to cater to the growing Chinese market.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
'Xavier' malware infected 800 apps in Google Play Store
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Global cybersecurity firm Trend Micro on Friday announced it has detected more than 800 applications in Google Play Store embedded with a trojan Android malware "Xavier" that have been downloaded millions of times till date.
2017-06-23
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Statue of Balachander in his honour: Vairamuthu
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) National Award winning lyricist Vairamuthu, who will be erecting a statue of late legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, says it will be to honour the latter's memory for his priceless contribution to Tamil filmdom.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
ISRO crosses double century mark in launching foreign satellites
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) The Indian space agency on Friday crossed the double century mark in launching foreign satellites by putting into orbit 29 satellites belonging to overseas customers.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech
Reliance Jio beats Huawei in Indian data card market
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) With a surge in 4G adoption in the country, Reliance Jio has replaced Huawei as the most favoured 4G/LTE data card vendor (in terms of market share/unit shipments) in the second half of financial year 2016-2017.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Protesting Jats block roads in Bharatpur
Jaipur, June 23 (IANS) Jat community protesters demanding job quotas blocked road and train services on Friday in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district, police said.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Kovind set to file nomination
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday reached Parliament house to file his nomination for the July 17 election where he will face opposition nominee Meira Kumar.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP, Akali Dal legislators walk out of Punjab assembly
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) Upset over the treatment meted out to legislators by assembly staff on Thursday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Shiromani Akali Dal members on Friday walked out of the Punjab assembly on the last day of the budget session.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Will inform when I decide: Rajinikanth on political entry
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth, who is rumoured to be planning a political entry soon, said he has been in discussions with political leaders and will announce when things are finalised.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
N.Korea's Foreign Ministry launches website
Pyongyang, June 23 (IANS) North Korea's Foreign Ministry has launched its own website to promote "policies and improve diplomatic relations", state media reported on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Technology
Mehbooba calls police officer's killing 'murder of trust'
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday denounced the lynching of a senior police officer here and said the crime was a "murder of trust".
2017-06-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Thailand approves bill to consolidate military's influence
Bangkok, June 23 (IANS) Thailand's parliament on Friday passed a bill that will determine the governments' policies over the next two decades and consolidate the military's influence in the country.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Thailand,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Imagination Technologies up for sale amid dispute with Apple
San Francisco, June 23 (IANS) Britain-based Imagination Technologies, former chip designer for Apple and currently in a legal dispute with the iPhone maker, has put itself up for sale.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
I'm what I am because of my mother: Sridevi
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) Actress Sridevi credits her upbringing and her mother for her successful career and everything that she has achieved so far.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Eight killed in Pakistan blast
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 16 injured in a blast in Pakistan's Quetta city on Friday, police said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Australian tree species threatened by rising CO2
Canberra, June 23 (IANS) The iconic Australian river red gum tree is under threat from rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere, researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Mother busy texting on Facebook while baby drowned
San Francisco, June 23 (IANS) A woman in Texas has been booked and charged with injury to a child after police found that she was messaging on Facebook while her eight-month-old daughter drowned in a bathtub.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Police committed torture at Genoa G8 summit
Strasbourg, June 23 (IANS/AKI) Italian Police tortured activists and journalists during a night-time raid on a school in Genoa where they were staying during the 2001 G8 summit, the European Court of Human Rights ruled unanimously on Thursday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, France,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two held for conspiracy to hack Microsoft network
London, June 23 (IANS) Detectives in Britain have arrested two men in connection with an international "conspiracy" to hack the Microsoft network, a media report said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Saif's 'Kaalakaandi' to release on September 8
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan's new film "Kaalakaandi" had been locked for release on September 8. He says the movie is fun, yet moving.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australia to deploy reconnaissance aircraft in Philippines
Canberra, June 23 (IANS) Australia will deploy military reconnaissance aircraft in the Philippines to assist it in its fight against militant groups, Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US bans fresh beef imports from Brazil
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The US has banned fresh beef imports from Brazil, one of the world's largest red meat exporters, due to concerns about the safety of the products.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Mark Zuckerberg unveils Facebook's new mission
San Francisco, June 23 (IANS) Facebook's new mission is to give the people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, the social network's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Newborn hurled to death was 'love child'
Turin, June 23 (IANS/AKI) DNA tests showed that a newborn thrown to his death from a second floor apartment in northwest Italy last month was conceived when his mother had extramarital sex, Turin daily La Stampa reported.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ramazan shopping keeps Hyderabad bright and alive at night
Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) Traffic jams are a common sight in parts of Hyderabad, especially in the Old City, during peak hours every single day. But during the holy month Ramazan, the city witnesses traffic snarls throughout the night.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion
Kovind to file nomination in Modi's presence
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he will accompany NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind when he files his nomination for the July 17 election on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) In yet another multiple satellite launch, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Exploring Kumaon through its art, craftsmanship and woodwork (Book Review)
Book: In the Shadow of the Devi: Kumaon; Author: Manju Kak; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 255; Price: Rs 1995
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Five-year-old killed by falling vase
Rome, June 23 (IANS/AKI) A five-year-old boy died from a head injury after a large stone vase fell on top of him as he played in his family's garden in Guidonia, northeast of Rome.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
We prudes feel assailed, but we'll win in the end (The Funny Side)
These days people are willing to stand up for every subset of sexual identities -- except for one group.
2017-06-23
Category: International, India,Features
Ex-South Korean President's confidant jailed
Seoul, June 23 (IANS) A South Korean court on Friday sentenced Choi Soon-sil, a confidant of ousted President Park Geun-hye, to three years in prison for demanding academic favours for her daughter, the first ruling related to a massive corruption scandal.
2017-06-23
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 1,000 children killed in Iraq since 2014: UN
Geneva, June 23 (IANS/AKI) More than 1,000 children have been killed in Iraq since 2014 when militants from the Islamic State seized the northern city of Mosul and entire swathe of the country, according to the Unicef.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Curbs to foil protests in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in some areas in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday after separatists announced post prayer protests in the Valley.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Five killed in Pakistan blast
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) At least five people were killed 12 others injured in a blast in Pakistan's Quetta city on Friday, police said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Modi hails Syama Prasad Mookerjee
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tributes to Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his death anniversary.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hollywood to honour Australian wildlife conservationist
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) Australia's most famous wildlife conservationist "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin will be honoured with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Austrian official calls for closure of Islamic kindergartens
Vienna, June 23 (IANS) A top Austrian official has called for closure of Islamic kindergartens here, saying they are "not needed".
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
US judge halts deportation of over 100 Iraqi Christians
Washington, June 23 (IANS) A federal US judge has temporarily blocked the deportation of over 100 Iraqi Christians who might face death or persecution if returned to their birth country, media reports said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four killed in Pakistan blast
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 10 others injured in an explosion near the office of Balochistan Police Chief in Quetta city on Friday, the media reported.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) In yet another successful multiple satellite launch mission, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Sunny Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Friday with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
India backs UN to refer Mauritius-Britain dispute to ICJ
United Nations, June 23 (IANS) Defying London and Washington, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has voted to refer to the world court the dispute between Britain and Mauritius over the Chagos Archipelago where the strategic US Indian Ocean military base is located on the Diego Garcia island.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
China ready to coordinate with US on Korean Peninsula
Washington, June 23 (IANS) China is willing to coordinate with the US on the Korean Peninsular nuclear issue in order to diffuse tension and push for resolution of the matter, Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi has said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
ISRO rocket lifts off with Cartosat, 30 other satellites
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) An Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on Friday morning lifted off successfully with the country's earth observation satellite Cartosat and 30 co-passenger satellites (29 foreign and one Indian).
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Key Indian equity indices trade flat during early session
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Key Indian equity market indices opened flat on Friday following global cues.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Uttarakhand exploring direct bus service to Nepal
Dehradun, June 23 (IANS) The Uttarakhand government is working in the direction of starting a direct bus service from the hill state to Nepal, an official said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Srinagar mob lynch senior cop
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) A mob in Srinagar lynched a senior police officer during the night, official said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woody Harrelson wants to star in a superhero film
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson has had offers to appear in a superhero film and he is interested in joining that genre.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cuba urges US to continue cooperation on drug trafficking
Havana, June 23 (IANS) Cuba has urged the US authorities to continue bilateral cooperation against drug trafficking.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Cuba,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Confed Cup: Germany hold Chile to 1-1 draw
Kazan (Russia), June 23 (IANS) Germany was sorely tested here by Chile but managed to eke out a 1-1 draw and keep pace with the South American side in Group B of the 2017 Confederations Cup.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Teenager in US killed by deflected bullet fired by police
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Los Angeles County Sheriffs deputies accidentally shot and killed a teenager when their bullets bounced off the ground as they opened fire on an aggressive dog, officials said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
21 killed in Brazil traffic pile-up
Rio de Janeiro, June 23 (IANS) At least 21 people died in a traffic pile-up in Brazil's Espirito Santo state, officials said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Brazil,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tom Cruise affair with Rebecca De Mornay
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Actor Curtis Armstrong has claimed that actor Tom Cruise had an "intense affair" with his co-star Rebecca De Mornay on the sets of the film "Risky Business".
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US dollar wavers narrowly amid economic data
New York, June 23 (IANS) The US dollar traded mixed against other major currencies as investors digested a batch of economic reports.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Iraq to rebuild historic mosque destroyed by IS
Baghdad, June 23 (IANS) Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the historic al-Nuri mosque and its leaning minaret in Mosul will be rebuilt after liberating the city from the Islamic State (IS) militants "in a few days".
2017-06-23
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Tricks to pack jewellery while travelling
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) While travelling is fun but packing jewellery can be cumbersome. Disposable plates, buttons are some of the elements that can be used to save your jewellery and time, suggest experts.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
EU to extend economic sanctions against Russia
Brussels, June 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) leaders have decided to extend economic sanctions against Russia, European Council President Donald Tusk said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Michigan airport attacker failed to buy gun: FBI
Chicago, June 23 (IANS) The lone-wolf attacker attacker who stabbed a police officer at a Michigan airport in the US unsuccessfully tried to buy a gun, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Monsoon ethnic wear trends for men
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) During Monsoon season, men should avoid wearing tight or straight fitted clothes and opt for light, colourful fabrics too, say experts.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US stocks close mixed on rising oil prices
New York, June 23 (IANS) US stocks closed mixed as oil prices recovered from previous sessions' sharp declines.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
No recordings of talks with Comey: Trump
Washington, June 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump denied having recorded conversations with James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump fired last month.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Was terrified of Michael Bay, says Josh Duhamel
London, June 23 (IANS) Actor Josh Duhamel has said that he used to be terrified of "Transformers: The Last Knight" director Michael Bay, when he first worked with him on the 2007 film.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
4 IS-linked suspects arrested in Morocco
Rabat, June 23 (IANS) Four persons with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) militant group have been arrested in Morocco, the country's Interior Ministry said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Malta,Defence/Security,Terrorism
4 IS-linked suspects arrested in Morocco
Rabat, June 23 (IANS) Four persons with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) militant group have been arrested in Morocco, the country's Interior Ministry said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Malta,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Jasmine Tookes loves working out in 'long tights'
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Victoria's Secret angel Jasmine Tookes loves working out in "long tights", because she likes the way they look on her slender limbs when she is training.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
EU leaders agree on measures to counter terrorism
Brussels, June 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) leaders on Thursday agreed on measures to counter terrorism, European Council President Donald Tusk said.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Belgium,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Patient with severe burns treated using stem cell therapy
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Raising hopes of new and less painful treatment for burn injuries, a 26-year-old patient with Grade 2 burn injuries was successfully treated using stem cell therapy at a city-based hospital, doctors said on Thursday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
'GST enforcement to be lenient initially for genuine mistakes'
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The government announced on Thursday it will be lenient in enforcing penal laws for violations during the initial period of implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime that comes into effect from July 1.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
200gm cyst removed from woman's brain
Faridabad, June 23 (IANS) Life of a 41-year-old woman has been saved after successful removal of a cyst weighing 200gm from her brain at a city hospital here, doctors said on Thursday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Emergency response service to be extended to all districts in Karnataka
Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) The Karnataka government on Thursday decided to extend Namma 100, a re-christened and upgraded emergency response service Dial 100 of Bengaluru police, to all 30 districts in the state.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Google Maps not fit for high-end applications: Surveyor General
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's mapping and survey organisation Survey of India (SoI) on Thursday said that Google Maps is "not authenticated" and "un-approved" by the government, and hence not fit for high-end applications.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Two cons inspired by Bollywood movie held for cheating
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Two criminals were arrested for cheating people on the pretext of checking at public places, police said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Left leader calls for tripartite meeting to end Darjeeling impasse
Darjeeling, June 22 (IANS) Left Front Convener in Darjeeling district Jibesh Sarkar on Thursday urged for a meeting between central and West Bengal governments and the Gorkha Janmukhi Morcha (GJM) to restore peace in the state's hills.
2017-06-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Uttarakhand, Haryana become Open Defecation Free states
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Uttarakhand and Haryana have become the fourth and fifth Open Defecation Free (ODF) states of India under the Swachh Bharat Mission, said an official statement on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Cabinet approves changes in bilateral agreement with Netherlands
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved amendment to a bilateral Social Security Agreement (SSA) with Netherlands by incorporating the "country of residence" principle in the said agreement.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Dream realised by working with Rahman: Sridevi
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sridevi on Thursday said her dream to work with double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman was finally realised with her coming Hindi suspense drama "Mom".
2017-06-22
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz
Three held for March killing of Indian in South Carolina
New York, June 22 (IANS) Three men who allegedly wanted to "smash an Indian" have been arrested and charged in connection with the killing of an Indian man in South Carolina in March, which sent shockwaves across the Indian community in the US.
2017-06-22
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Naidu dubs loan waiver 'fashion'; clarifies after opposition hits out
Mumbai/New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said loan waiver these days had become a "fashion", but later clarified his remarks were "misinterpreted" after attack from opposition parties.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Cabinet nod for change in naval cadre structure
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave nod to the constitution of an engineering service -- Indian Naval Material Management Service (INMMS) -- in the Indian Navy.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
India, Portugal ink MoU on governance reforms
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Portugal on co-operation in the field of public administration and governance reforms.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Opposition unhappy over JD-U's Kovind-support decision
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Bihar's ruling JD-U's parting of ways with the opposition parties on Presidential candidate was not discussed at their Thursday meeting but those present expressed dismay over its decision to support NDA's Ram Nath Kovind, calling it "unfortunate".
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jet to expand codesharing with three international airlines
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Jet Airways on Thursday said that it will expand its codeshare agreements with Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Global body nod to India's LMLC configuration
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Indian proposal for inclusion of mandatory evaluation of Low Mobility Large Cell (LMLC) configuration for 5G technology has been approved by a global telecom organisation, COAI said on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Crystal to market crop protection pesticides in Karnataka
Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) Leading agrochemical firm Crystal Crop Protection Ltd is foraying into Karnataka to hardsell five types of pesticides, including insecticides and fungicides, to protect crops and boost productivity, said a company official on Thursday.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Language won't be a barrier for Jhanvi's debut: Sridevi
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) Actress Sridevi on Thursday said language won't be a barrier for her 19-year-old daughter Jhanvi when it comes to her acting debut.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Cabinet approves MoU with Netherlands on water resources
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved an MoU with Netherlands for cooperation in water resources management.
2017-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife