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We showed we are a footballing nation: US U-17 coach
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The United States Under-17 football team head coach John Hackworth on Monday said the country can hope for a better future in football post their entry into the quarter-finals of the age-group World Cup, after the senior team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Hope to play for PSG first-team: US forward Tim Weah
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The United States forward Tim Weah is hoping that he will be called to the first-team squad of Paris Saint-Germain after impressing with his national team at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Rohingya crisis: India must take more initiatives, says Bangladesh
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The latest Rohingya refugee crisis sparked by violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state is a major security concern and India should take more initiatives to find a solution to this, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Bengal CM calls on ailing Left leader Buddhadeb
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday visited the South Kolkata residence of her ailing predecessor and veteran CPI-M leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, and wished him speedy recovery.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
KoPT chief assures to address payments withheld due to GST
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) Chairman Vinit Kumar has assured port users that the issue of payments withheld due to Goods and Services Tax (GST) would be addressed and said money released urgently, an official said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Polonix, Mates join hands for 'Finders Keepers' release
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) After releasing the Hollywood film "A Last Conjuring" in India, Mates Entertainment, a film distribution, marketing and productions company, is now set to release "Finders Keepers", in association with Polonix Media and Entertainment.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Time to see the world through 'feminine gaze': Azmi
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi on Monday said it is time people started seeing the world through a "feminine gaze".
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Army chief can comment on country's economy: Pakistan PM
Islamabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said a military chief has the right to discuss or comment on the economic condition of the country.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Congress removes Sukku as Himachal campaign chief, appoints Virbhadra
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Congress on Monday appointed Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadhra Singh as Chairman of its Campaign Committee for the November 9 assembly elections, replacing state unit chief Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu whose name was announced only three days back.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
EU adopts total ban policy on investment in N. Korea
Brussels, Oct 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) on Monday adopted a total ban policy on EU investment in North Korea, in a bid to ratchet up economic pressure on the Northeast Asia country over its ongoing nuclear and ballistic missile programme.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Footwear institute gets 'national importance' status, can now award degrees
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With the grant of 'Institute of National Importance' status, the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) can now award degrees to its students, the government announced on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Education
Day not far when BJP will try to change country's name: Mamata
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday lashed out against BJP leader Sangeet Som's comments on the Taj Mahal, saying it was "a manifestation of the BJP's political agenda" and said the day was not far when the party will try to change the country's name as well.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Central forces not for anti-people activities in Darjeeling: BJP
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Supporting the Centre's move to withdraw central forces from Darjeeling, West Bengal BJP on Monday claimed the government had been using the force as a shield to foil the agitation against its "anti-people policies" in the region.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
World community should isolate states sponsoring terror: Vice President
Manesar (Haryana), Oct 16 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that the time had come for the international community to launch concerted effort to isolate states sponsoring terrorism.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
U-17 World Cup: Weah's hat-trick flattens Paraguay in pre-quarters
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Tim Weah scored thrice as the United States swept past Paraguay 5-0 to storm into the quarter-finals of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Pakistan, 14 other nations elected to UN rights body
United Nations, Oct 16 (IANS) Fifteen countries, including Pakistan, have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council by the UN General Assembly.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Students, missing JNU student's mother detained
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) About 20-25 students and some others, including a journalist, were detained by police on Monday for protesting outside the Delhi High Court over the disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, whose case was being heard there.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
Militant shoots ex-Sarpanch, dies in scuffle with own men
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) The Hizbul militant, who shot dead a former village Sarpanch in Shopian district on Monday, died later in the day in a scuffle with his associates, police said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir
Minister launches initiative to prevent wastage of food
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Urging people not to waste food, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Choubey on Monday inaugurated the Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority, a new alliance of food recovery partners in the country aimed at addressing the problem of hunger in India and to prevent waste of food items.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
West Bengal police Director visits Darjeeling, says situation is normal
Darjeeling, Oct 16 (IANS) Three days after the death of a police officer during a clash in the northern hills, West Bengal Police Director General Surajit Kar Purkayastha on Monday took stock of the situation and claimed that "everything is normal".
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IndiGo forays into regional markets
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Low-cost carrier IndiGo on Monday announced its foray into regional markets and the airline will begin ATR - short-haul regional airliner - operations between cities on its existing network of Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Madurai and Nagpur and two new tier-II cities -Tirupati and Rajahmundry.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Quadrilateral group on Afghanistan meets minus Taliban; Doval arrives in Kabul
Muscat/New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Senior representatives from the US, China, Pakistan and Afghanistan met in Muscat, Oman, on Monday to revive stalled peace talks with the Taliban, but the insurgent group failed to participate in the meeting being held after a year. In the backdrop of the meeting, India, a close partner in Afghanistan's rebuilding efforts, sent National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to Kabul to meet with the leadership.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Oman,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Kedarnath disaster widow ties the knot in Vrindavan
Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 16 (IANS) The marriage of a young widow was solemnised in presence of around 500 widows at the historic 400-year-old Gopinath temple here on Monday evening. The event was sponsored by Sulabh International, an NGO working for sanitation and widows.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
5 killed in drone attack in Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Five people were killed in a drone attack targeting a militant house in northwestern Pakistan late on Monday, a media report said.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Centre asks states to observe 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas' on Sardar Patel's birth anniversary
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Union government has asked all the states to observe 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas' on October 31 to commemorate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Open to good ideas for lasting solution on Darjeeling: Mamata
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government and some political parties from the troubled northern hills held the third round of talks on Monday to find a way out of the impasse, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying her dispensation was open to "considering good suggestions" to find a permanent solution.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Putin signs decree to impose restrictions on Pyongyang
Moscow, Oct 16 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree to impose a number of bans on North Korea in compliance with the UN Security Council Resolution 2321, a post on Russia's legal document portal said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Bengal second in atrocities against SC/ST, providing false reports: Commission
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Accusing the West Bengal government of being irresponsible and indifferent in tackling the cases of atrocities against the backward classes in the state, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes on Monday said the state is in the second position in the country in terms of crime committed against them, with only Kerala being ahead of them.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India to attract $10 billion investment in food processing sector
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) India is expected to attract investment of $10 billion in the food processing sector at the World Food India 2017 event next month, Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Politics
130 renowned authors to participate in Bangalore Lit Fest
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) The sixth edition of the Bangalore Literature festival, to be held here on October 28-29, will see the participation of 130 renowned authors, speakers and artistes, the organisers said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Art/Culture/Books
Micro financer KrazyBee raises $8 mn venture fund
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Micro-lending start-up KrazyBee on Monday said it raised $8 million (Rs 5.2 crore) in its first round of funding (Series A) from Xiaomi Technologies and Shunwei Capital.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Bengal businesses show interest in Telangana
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Bengal business houses have shown interest in investing in Telangana and a city-based business group has signed an MoU with the state in packaged food segment, a Telangana minister said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India should recapture its scientific glory: Naidu
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said it was time to achieve new advancements in science and technology and India should recapture its past glory in these fields.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Science/Tech
Former sarpanch shot dead in J&K
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) A former sarpanch (village headman) was shot dead by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday evening, police said
2017-10-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Terrorism
CPI-M attacks Centre on economic slowdown, jobless growth
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Attacking the central government on "slowdown in economy and jobless growth", the CPI-M on Monday accused it of "creating more jobs outside India by focusing on imports" than within the country.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
U-17 World Cup: East Bengal's Katsumi spends time with Japan team
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) East Bengal's new Japanese recruit Yusa Katsumi on Monday spent time with the Japan U-17 team here to take part in the World Cup, a day after he landed in the city for the upcoming I-League season.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
UN chiefs seek solidarity for Rohingya refugees
Geneva/New York, Oct 16 (IANS/AKI) UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi and two other top UN officials on Monday urged the international community to boost relief for over 500,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar since August.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Delhi: Repetition of 2016 post-Diwali pollution scenario unlikely
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The 2016 post-Diwali scenario is unlikely to berepeat this year on Friday after Diwali even in the worse case scenario where firecracker emission in the national capital remains same as in 2016, forecaster SAFAR said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
UP to become ODF by Oct 2, 2018: Minister
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Panchayati Raj Minister Bhupendra Singh Chowdhary on Monday said the government had decided to make the entire state open defecation free (ODF) by October 2, 2018.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Media,Politics,Business/Economy
EU axes invites to top Myanmar officials
Brussels, Oct 16 (IANS/AKI) European Union foreign ministers on Monday decided to cancel invitations to Myanmar's top military officials, citing the Army's "disproportionate use of force" against Rohingya Muslims.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Clamour to probe Shiv Sena 'horse-trading' of MNS corporators
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) A day after MNS President Raj Thackeray hurled allegations of "horse-trading" of his party corporators against his cousin and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, the BJP and an NGO on Monday demanded a detailed probe, including by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), in the matter.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Poll alliance to be decided at CPI-M Congress: Yechury
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The CPI-M on Monday said it will decide the issue of aligning with the Congress at its 22nd party Congress to be held from April 18 to 22 next year in Hyderabad.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Varun vows to make his constituency manual scavenger free
Sultanpur, Oct 16 (IANS) BJP MP Varun Gandhi on Monday vowed to make Sultanpur "free of manual scavengers" in the next six months by providing them skill based training.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
New vocational college for Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday inaugurated 'School of Vocational Studies' which will offer three courses for students at Karampura Campus of Ambedkar University here.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Virbhadha to head campaign committee
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday announced that Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will be the Chairman of the campaign committee for the upcoming assembly elections in the state.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How you plan to clean defacement, HC asks DUSU leaders
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the winners of the DUSU elections and the other candidates as to how they plan to clean up the defacement in the campus area.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Education
First sports university in Manipur soon: Governor
Imphal, Oct 16 (IANS) A sports university will come up in Manipur shortly, Governor Najma Heptulla announced on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for it in Imphal West district.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football,Politics
Skype Lite gets group video calling feature, AI chatbot
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Microsoft on Monday announced the introduction of group video calling feature and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based chatbot named "Ruuh" for Skype Lite ahead of Diwali.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
JD-U disapproves of Pavan Varma's remarks on EC, government
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Janata Dal United (JD-U), which has joined the NDA, on Monday disapproved of the remarks of party national General Secretary Pavan K. Varma criticising the Election Commission and the Narendra Modi government, saying his comments had "nothing to do with party's official line".
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I was told to create scandal to promote film: Advani
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Bollywood filmmaker Nikkhil Advani, who recently produced Farhan Akhtar starrer "Lucknow Central", says the marketing team asked him to create a scandal involving Farhan to promote the film.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Myntra to help weavers revive demand for handlooms
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Online fashion retailer Myntra will help weavers in reviving demand for handloom products across the country in association with the Union Textiles Ministry, said the fashion arm of the e-tailer Flipkart on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
One in three smartphones to be AI-ready in 2020
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) One in three smartphones -- roughly over half a billion -- shipped in 2020 will have machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities at the chipset level, new research said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Air India tenders for $555 mn loan to buy 3 Boeing planes
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Air India plans to raise $555 million through bridge loans to buy three Boeing aircraft scheduled for delivery early next year, as per a tender document floated by the national carrier.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP's declared assets increased by 627% in 10 years: ADR
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) declared assets jumped by 627 per cent from Rs 122.93 crore to over Rs 893 crore between FY 2004-05 and 2015-16, according to an analysis by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Talwars free after four years, get warm welcome at home (Roundup)
Ghaziabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on Monday evening walked out of the Dasna Jail here after four years, after being absolved of the charge of murdering their daughter and domestic help, to a warm welcome at Nupur's parental home.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Moily appointed head of manifesto committee for Karnataka polls
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday appointed M. Veerappa Moily as chairman of the manifesto committee of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee for the forthcoming assembly elections in the state next year.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dinakaran faction demands cross-examination of rival faction's affidavits
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The T.T.V. Dinakaran faction of the AIADMK on Monday urged the Election Commission to allow it to cross examine the affidavits of support filed by the E. Palaniswami and O. Panneerselvam (EPS-OPS) faction and also filed a petition asking for criminal proceedings against the rival faction for allegedly furnishing "fabricated documents" in their favour.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Central plans offer women opportunities: Harsh Vardhan
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Union Minister of Science & Technology Harsh Vardhan on Monday said two central programmes -- Start-up India and Stand-up India -- offer opportunities for women entrepreneurs.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Hatsun Agro to expand ice cream capacity
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Dairy products major Hatsun Agro Product Ltd on Monday said it plans to install extrusion machine to manufacture ice cream and is also in the process of setting up a mozzarella cheese plant at one of its plants.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Centre trying to divide Bengal, Modi regime run from BJP office: Mamata
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Going all guns blazing against the central government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused it of trying to "destabilise and divide" her state for the sake of the Darjeeling parliamentary seat, and said the Narendra Modi dispensation was being run from BJP office.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Germans to recall 7-1 Maracana win in case of clash against Brazil
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Germany Under-17 football team head coach Christian Wueck said here on Monday that he will have to motivate his players, reminding them of their senior teams gigantic 7-1 victory over Brazil in case of a prospective quarter-final in Kolkata.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Morocco signs Global Dryland Alliance foundation treaty
Rabat, Oct 16 (IANS/MAP) Morocco and 12 other countries have signed the foundation treaty of the Global Dryland Alliance (GDA).
2017-10-16
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Airtel, HPCL join hands for digital payments in Telangana, Andhra
Hyderabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Customers of Airtel Payments Bank can now make digital payments for fuel purchase at 1,500 HPCL fuel stations across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
New faster Delhi-Mumbai Special Rajdhani Express introduced
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Railways on Monday introduced a thrice-weekly faster Delhi-Mumbai Special Rajdhani Express service without flexi-fares from Hazrat Nizamuddin station here on experimental basis.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Focused government policies can make India self-reliant in edible oils
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With the right kind of policy initiatives by the government, the country can not only become self-reliant in terms of production but even export some of its indigenous edible oils like mustard oil.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Masks to be part of uniform of Delhi Traffic Police
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With air quality in the national capital deteriorating consistently and likely to cross the red bar around Diwali, the Delhi Traffic Police is set to give away 5,000 N95 standard masks to its personnel.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Indian-origin teenager is UK's 'youngest millionaire'
London, Oct 16 (IANS) An Indian-origin teenager has made a fortune by selling houses through his online estate agency business during his school lunch breaks and has become one of UK's youngest millionaires, a media report said.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Education
Indian Navy commissions INS Kiltan - 'silent killer on the prowl'
Visakhapatnam, Oct 16 (IANS) India's naval defence got a boost on Monday with the commissioning of the indigenously-developed anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette INS Kiltan, nicknamed "silent killer on the prowl", which is capable of fighting in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Rallying secular parties different from poll alliances: Yechury
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said rallying secular and like-minded parties against the communal forces represented by the BJP-RSS is "different from forging elections alliances".
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kovind to lay foundation stone for IT building
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will lay the foundation stone for the first government IT building on the Technocity campus on October 27.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Himachal poll: Telecom operators told to ensure proper connectivity
Shimla, Oct 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer Pushpendra Rajput on Monday asked telecom service providers, including BSNL, to ensure uninterrupted phone connectivity, especially in the shadow areas in far-flung areas, till the assembly elections on November 9.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Asia Cup hockey: South Korea thrash China to enter knockout stage
Dhaka, Oct 16 (IANS) Defending Champions South Korea outclassed China 4-1 in a Pool B match of the Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Hockey
UAE participates in China Import, Export Fair
Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is participating in the China Import and Export Fair (CANTON 2017) that will run until October 19 in the Chinese city of Guangzhou.
2017-10-16
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Businessman jumps into Yamuna, rescued
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Under depression due to a prolonged ailment, a 52-year old businessman attempted suicide by jumping into Yamuna river from 30 feet high DND flyway, but was rescued, a police officer said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Want to see Sancho start for Dortmund: Cooper
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Unhappy with the way star attacking midfielder Jadon Sancho had to leave England midway into the FIFA U-17 World Cup due to club commitments, coach Steve Cooper came down heavily on Borussia Dortmund, saying if he doesn't start for the German giants in the next game there was no point in taking him away.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Pakistan civil, military leadership at loggerheads again (News Analysis)
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A World Bank report cautioning Pakistan over its $31 billion gross external financing has triggered a fresh rift between the country's civil and military leadership.
2017-10-16
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
RPSG Group to invest Rs 200 cr in Telangana
Hyderabad, Oct 16 (IANS) RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group will invest Rs 200 crore in Telangana for their packaged food business, the state government said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bengal businesses show interest in Telangana
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Bengal business houses have shown interest in investing in Telangana and a city-based business group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the recently-created state in packaged food segment, a Telangana minister said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
EC intentionally delaying Gujarat polls to favour Modi: Congress
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Congress on Monday accused the Election Commission of "intentionally delaying" announcement of Gujarat assembly elections to favour Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, the party said, was afraid of defeat after the Congress's emphatic win in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-election.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
U-17 World Cup: Clinical Germany enter quarters
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Skipper Jann-Fiete Arp struck a brace as a clinical Germany outplayed Colombia 4-0 in a Round-of-16 fixture of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Invaders who wanted to wipe out Hindus built the Taj: BJP MLA
Meerut, Oct 16 (IANS) BJP leader Sangeet Som, known for his inflammatory speeches and accused of instigating the deadly Muzzafarnagar riots in 2013, has triggered a fresh row by saying the Taj Mahal, one of India's top tourist destinations, was built by "invaders" and was a "blot" on Indian culture and history.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
GST collective decision of all parties, says Modi
Gandhinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime was a collective decision of all political parties and state governments and that the Centre was only a small part in the decision-making process.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BJP to intensify social media campaign in Kerala, Tripura
Agartala, Oct 16 (IANS) The BJP would intensify its campaign through the social media against the "misrule and vilence" in Left-ruled Kerala and Tripura, party General Secretary Ram Madhav said here on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Atal Pension Yojana subscribed by over 69 lakh
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Atal Pension Yojana has over 69 lakh subscribers with contribution of Rs 2,690 crore, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Chairman Hemant G. Contractor has said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Clear picture of GST revenue after 3-4 months, says Adhia
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Acknowledging that compliance of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is still low, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Monday said a clear picture of revenue under the new indirect tax regime can be drawn only after three-four months.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
31 killed in Portugal wildfires, 4 in Spain
A Coruna (Spain), Oct 16 (IANS) Hundreds of wildfires ravaging the northwestern corner of the Iberian peninsula have killed at least 31 people in Portugal and four in Spain's Galicia region, officials in both nations said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Spain,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Tejas Express food-poisoning: Two officials suspended
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) A day after the shocking incident of food poisoning of 24 passengers on board the Goa-Mumbai Tejas Express, the IRCTC on Monday suspended two officials and served a show-cause notice to another, official sources said here.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Pakistani Foreign Secretary to visit Sri Lanka
Islamabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua will visit Sri Lanka on October 17 and 18 to take part in the fifth round of bilateral political consultations, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Punjab Cabinet nod for entertainment tax on DTH, cable connections
Chandigarh, Oct 16 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved the levy of "nominal" entertainment tax by urban and rural local bodies on direct-to-home and local cable connections.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Difficult season for Chelsea, says Conte
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has said the ongoing season will be difficult for the reigning English Premier League (EPL) champions following their 1-2 defeat against Crystal Palace.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
J.J. Abrams calls Weinstein a 'monster'
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Filmmaker J.J. Abrams has described Harvey Weinstein as a "monster".
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Quadrilateral group on Afghanistan meets without Taliban
Muscat, Oct 16 (IANS) The sixth round of Quadrilateral Coordination Group's (QCG) meeting between the US, Pakistan, China and Afghanistan is being held here to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Oman,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
NIIF inks $1 bn agreement with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) has signed an investment agreement worth $1 billion with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), an official said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Congress only concerned with preserving dynasty, says Modi
Gandhinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused the "corrupt" Congress of being concerned with only "preserving its dynasty" and challenged the party to fight elections on the issue of development.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Punjab approves new business development policy
Chandigarh, Oct 16 (IANS) Faced with the daunting task of reviving economic and industrial activity in the state, the Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved a new business development policy, paving the way for fixing of industrial power tariff at Rs 5 per unit and a one-time settlement of industrial loans.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Virat wants to learn Rubik's Cube technique from Aamir (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Cricketer Virat Kohli is keen to crack the technique behind solving Rubik's Cube, and he wants to learn it from superstar Aamir Khan.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Will Modi stop hoisting flag at Red Fort, asks Owaisi
Hyderabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Flaying BJP leader Sangeet Som's remark that Taj Mahal was built by traitors, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday wondered if Prime Minister Narendra Modi would stop hoisting the national flag on Red Fort.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Punjab allows 'Right of Way' to lay irrigation pipelines
Chandigarh, Oct 16 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved granting 'Right of Way' to government departments concerned or farmers to enable them to lay underground irrigation pipelines through other land holders' areas.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Akhilesh names SP national executive, Shivpal excluded
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party on Monday released the names of its new national executive members. Missing from the list is Shivpal Singh Yadav, the estranged uncle of party chief Akhilesh Yadav.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Mamata writes to Modi, Rajnath to protest removing central forces from Darjeeling
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Fuming over the centre deciding to withdraw a substantial section of the central forces deployed in the Darjeeling hills, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday shot off "strong letters" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh demanding the BJP-led government reverse its stand.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Obesity increases irregular heartbeat risk in men: Study
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Overweight men are more likely to develop irregular heartbeat at 50 years of age, nearly a decade earlier than women, according to a study.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
UDF-called Kerala shutdown total and peaceful (Roundup)
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 (IANS) A state-wide dawn-to-dusk shutdown on Monday called by the Congress-led UDF in Kerala against the "anti-people policies" of the state and Centre affected normal life, though it was largely peaceful.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Court reserves order on defamation cases by Jain
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A court here on Monday reserved order on the defamation complaint filed by Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain against sacked colleague Kapil Mishra.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
U-17 World Cup: Sancho-less England favourites against Japan (Lead Preview)
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Even without star player Jadon Sancho, in-form England start as hot favourites against Asian heavyweights Japan in their FIFA U-17 World Cup pre-quarterfinal clash at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here on Tuesday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Iraqi forces taking over Kirkuk 'declaration of war': Peshmerga
Erbil, Oct 16 (IANS) The Kurdish Peshmerga forces say that the takeover of Kirkuk is "a flagrant declaration of war" against the Kurds and warned that the Iraqi Prime Minister would pay a "heavy price" for triggering the conflict.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Air quality worsens in Delhi, use of masks advised
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With increase in stubble burning in neighbouring states and the NCR, Delhi on Monday saw a further rise in pollution levels, with Bhiwadi (NCR) in Rajasthan becoming the first place to record "severe" quality of air under the Air Quality Index (AQI).
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
No repetition of Manipur, Goa in Meghalaya: CM
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With Assembly elections scheduled in Meghalaya nest year, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Monday said his state will not see a repetition of Manipur and Goa, states where the BJP assumed power this year.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ranji Trophy: Victories for Saurashtra, Vidarbha
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Saurashtra off-spinner Vandit Jivrajani (6/79) bowled brilliantly to bundle out Jammu and Kashmir for 256 runs in their second innings, helping his side clinch their second consecutive victory in Group B of the Ranji Trophy at Rajkot on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Shah sets 150-plus target for Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Monday made it clear that the party was seeking votes in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to retain power in Gujarat, and set a target of 150-plus seats in the 182-member assembly.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Microsoft to rejig Outlook designs for Mac, Windows
San Francisco, Oct 16 (IANS) In a major design overhaul of Outlook for Mac and Windows, Microsoft is reportedly working to bring changes to simplify the user interface (UI) on both systems, a report said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Indians love to share personal data on social media platforms
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) People in India are a happier lot when it comes to connect via social media platforms and 39 per cent of them trust the information they see on social media channels as compared to 32 per cent globally, new research said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy
Probe Jay Amit Shah, says CPI-M
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The CPI-M on Monday demanded a probe into the business affairs of BJP President Amit Shah's son Jay Amit Shah.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan tells Taliban to 'prepare' for political dialogue
Islamabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Pakistan has told the Afghan Taliban leadership to prepare a team for peace negotiations, a Taliban leader familiar with the development told a media outlet.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Shillong to hold first India International Cherry Blossom Festival
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Come November and you will see Mother Nature in all her glory in Shillong as the Meghalaya capital holds the first India International Cherry Blossom Festival from November 8 to 11.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Head to toe, go for festive fashion
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The festive season is the time to play with fashion. Be mindful not just of your attire, but also your footwear and accessories, suggest experts.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
U-17 World Cup: Sancho leaves England to join Dortmund
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) England U-17 coach Steve Cooper confirmed on Monday that star attacking midfielder Jadon Sancho has left the team's campaign at the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup and returned to Germany to join his club Borussia Dortmund for the ongoing German Bundesliga season.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
7 killed as Bengaluru building collapses after cylinder blast
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Seven persons, including two women, were killed when a two-storey building collapsed here on Monday after a cooking gas cylinder explosion, police said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP's fading appeal forcing it to attack Left
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) "The plummeting popularity of the BJP and the NDA that it heads is forcing the BJP to mount attacks on the Left," the CPI-M said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Talwars walk free after four years in jail
Ghaziabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, acquitted last week of the charges of murdering their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, walked free from Dasna prison in Ghaziabad on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AgustaWestland: Dubai businesswoman's bail plea rejected
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A court here on Monday dismissed the bail plea of a woman director of a Dubai-based company in a money laundering case related to AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Exceptional Zambian emerald sold at auction
Lusaka (Zambia), Oct 16 (IANS) An extremely rare, high quality Zambian emerald has been sold at auction in Lusaka, Zambia this week for an undisclosed amount.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Zambia,Art/Culture/Books
England have stars, but we are confident: Japan U-17 coach
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Japan coach Yoshiro Moriyama on Monday said that despite the English players being on a higher pedestal in terms of playing in top European clubs, the Asian powerhouse will put up a spirited show in Tuesday's pre-quarterfinal of the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be played at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Pakistan poll body suspends 261 lawmakers
Islamabad, Oct 16 (IANS) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday suspended the membership of 261 lawmakers of the national and provincial assemblies and Senate for not submitting statements of assets and liabilities.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Glee' star 'cut wrists' before plea
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) "Glee" star Mark Salling reportedly hurt himself in a suicide attempt a month-and-half before striking a plea deal in his child porn case.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Butler suffers bike crash
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Actor Gerard Butler was hospitalised after he got run off the road and took a bad spill on his bike here.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EU to review defence ties with Myanmar
Luxembourg, Oct 16 (IANS) The European Union will suspend invitations to Myanmar's military leaders and review defence cooperation with Myanmar in light of the latter's disproportionate use of force against the Rohingya minority, EU Foreign Ministers said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Luxembourg,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Afghan Senate chairman questions rescue of N. American family
Kabul, Oct 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trumps praise for Pakistan over the recent rescue of a Canadian-American family from the Taliban apparently didnt go down well with some politicians in Afghanistan.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
'Coronation Street' star dies aged 51
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Comedian Sean Hughes, known for featuring in "Coronation Street", has died at age 51, his management has said.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Odisha invites investment in downstream aluminium sector
Bhubaneswar, Oct 16 (IANS) In order to promote investments in downstream aluminium sector, the Odisha government on Monday held discussions with over 70 Indian companies and invited them to invest in Odisha's downstream ecosystem.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Ayurveda market size seen at $8 bn by 2020
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Emphasising that Ayurveda will provide affordable healthcare, Union Minister for State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik on Monday said a three-fold increase in market size of Ayurvedic products from $2.5 billion to $8 billion is expected by 2022.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bharti Airtel opens Online Store, offers iPhone 7 at Rs 7,777 down
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Monday launched its Online Store that will offer a line-up of premium smartphones with affordable down payments, instant credit verification financing and bundled monthly plans.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
BSF commandant critically injured by cattle smugglers in Tripura
Agartala, Oct 16 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) commandant was critically injured by cattle smugglers in Tripura and had to be flown to Kolkata for treatment, an official said here on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Diwali in D-Street: Sensex, Nifty hit record highs (Roundup)
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Only a few ahead of Diwali, better-than-expected macroeconomic data boosted investors' sentiment thus enabling key Indian equity indices scale high levels and close at record highs on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Norteast emerging as new start-up spot: Minister
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Development of the North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh claimed that the area was fast emerging as the new start-up destination for youngsters from all over India, an official statement on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Shah sets 137-plus target for Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Monday made it clear that the party was seeking votes in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to retain power in Gujarat, and set a target of over three-fourths majority in the 182-member assembly.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Indian Army commemorates 55th year of 1962 war
Mathura, Oct 16 (IANS) A cycle expedition to commemorate the 1962 war with China -- the 55th year of 'the Battle of Namka Chu' -- was on Monday flagged off at Mathura cantonment in Uttar Pradesh, an official said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
3-storey building gutted in massive fire
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A massive fire gutted a three-storey building in Mansarovar Garden in west Delhi on Monday late afternoon. No casualty was reported, a Delhi Fire Service officer said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trader shot dead in Meerut, shops down shutters
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) Vegetable vendors and fruit shops across Meerut downed shutters on Monday after the president of the Fruit Vendors Association Raheesuddin was shot dead earlier in the day.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN generates 800-1,200 MW solar power: CM
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Monday said the state was generating around 800-1,200 MW solar power as against its installed capacity of 1,786.48 MW.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Talwars' lawyer had filed contempt plea against CBI court judge
Ghaziabad, Oct 16 (IANS) The trial court judge holding the trial against Rajesh and Nupur Talwar -- charged with killing their daughter Aarushi and domestic servant Hemraj -- was biased against the defendants, so their lawyer Satyaketu Singh had filed a contempt petition against him for a "prejudiced judgement", said Singh on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
AI implants could be injected in humans in 20 years: Expert
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Artificially intelligent (AI) nano-machines will be injected into humans in 20 years to be used to repair and enhance muscles, cells and bones, as well as enable us to control our environment with thought and gestures, says an IT specialist at IBM.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Technology
Clashes erupt in Srinagar over 'braid chopping' incidents
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) Clashes broke out here on Monday as protesters pelted stones on security forces for alleged failure to arrest "braid choppers" in the Valley, police said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
September WPI inflation cools to 2.6% on lower food prices (Roundup)
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Cooling of food prices helped ease India's annual rate of inflation based on the wholesale price index (WPI) in September to 2.6 per cent, official data showed on Monday, even as industry welcomed the numbers saying it had opened room for the RBI to cut interest rates.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Germany's Deusser wins opening leg of FEI World Cup jumping event
Oslo (Norway), Oct 16 (IANS) Germany's Daniel Deusser and his new ride Cornet won the opening leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2017/2018 Western European League here.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Norway,Sports,Other Sports
Talwars walk out of Dasna jail
Ghaziabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on Monday evening walked out of Dasna jail here after the Allahabad High Court order acquitting them of the murder of their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj reached the CBI court.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India rise to 105th spot in FIFA rankings; Peru, Spain in top 10
Zurich, Oct 16 (IANS) The Indian football team rose two spots to 105th position in the FIFA rankings released on Monday. Peru entered the top 10 spot for the first time while Spain climbed three places to enter the segment.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Ed Sheeran injures arm in bicycle accident
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran has injured his right arm in a bicycle accident, putting in jeopardy some of his upcoming shows. He is due to perform in India on November 19.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Reliance Nippon Life Asset looks at acquisitions, to rationalise schemes
Chennai/Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Lt will use the proceeds from its initial public offering (IPO) of around Rs 165 crore for acquisitions and expanding the distribution network, a senior company official said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
N.Korea to step up anti-US education
Pyongyang, Oct 16 (IANS) North Korea will intensify anti-US education among its young soldiers and civilians as it was a strong ideological weapon against the war moves and sanctions by Washington, an official daily said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Countdown to Man Booker Prize begins
London, Oct 16 (IANS) The much-awaited 50,000 pounds Man Booker Prize 2017, the shortlist of which features novels by three men and three women exploring unusual and challenging themes along with a neck-and-neck fight between American heavyweights and British novelists, will be announced on Tuesday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
There will be rain of jumlas now, Rahul mocks Modi's Gujarat visit
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) As Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in poll-bound Gujarat on his second visit so far this month, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday mockingly said that it would see "a rain of jumlas".
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Western Digital reports breakthrough for ultra-high hard disk drives
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) With an aim to meet the future demands of Big Data with proven data centre-level reliability, Western Digital on Monday announced a breakthrough innovation for delivering ultra-high capacity hard disk drives (HDDs).
2017-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Difficult for rural children to speak up about sex abuse: Kovind
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said it is difficult for children who grow up in a rural environment to get redressal for acts of sexual abuse they face.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
JD-U's Pavan Varma questions EC decision on Gujarat
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Pavan K. Varma, national General Secretary of the JD-U - which is a member of the ruling National Democratic Alliance, on Monday questioned the Election Commission's decision not to announce the election dates for Gujarat, saying that "credible answers were needed".
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cat fight talks outdated: Sonam Kapoor
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor is livid over gossip around an alleged 'cat fight' on the sets of her film "Veere Di Wedding", which features an ensemble of actresses including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Majority of working professionals welcome cracker ban in Delhi-NCR: Survey
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR continues to draw mixed reactions from the general public, though a majority of working professionals in the region have supported it, a survey report released on Monday said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Religion,Environment/Wildlife
lephone launches new affordable smartphone
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker lephone on Monday launched its new smartphone "lephone W15" in India for Rs 5,499.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'IoT.IN' incubator programme to nurture IOT-based startups launched
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With the aim to drive the Internet of Things (IoT)-based ecosystem in the country, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Monday launched a first of its kind initiative called "IoT.IN" that will help startup entrepreneurs.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Ali Fazal, Shriya come together for web series
Varanasi, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Shriya Pilgaonkar has joined the cast of a web show titled "Mirzapur", which also stars actor Ali Fazal.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz
This artificial pancreas uses your phone to combat diabetes
New York, Oct 16 (IANS) Researchers have successfully developed an artificial pancreas system that uses an algorithm on smartphone to continuously monitor glucose levels of the user and automatically delivers appropriate levels of insulin -- a game changer for diabetic patients.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Severe Wi-Fi protocol flaw puts everyone at data theft risk: US government
San Francisco, Oct 16 (IANS) A serious flaw in the Wi-Fi network security protocol -- used in routers at home or office -- has left almost every user at risk of data hacking and privacy breach, the US government has warned.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Jio earnings show strong business momentum: Analysts
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With Reliance Jio revealing its second quarter (July-September), 2017-18, analysts feel that the results demonstrate that the business has maintained strong momentum since it started charging in April.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
There was conscious effort to add humour in 'Thor: Ragnarok': Taika Waititi
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) Taika Waititi, who has helmed the third instalment of the "Thor" movie -- titled "Thor: Ragnarok", says there was a conscious effort to put every "colour known to man" in the film.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Assange colluded with Russia to help Trump win: Hillary
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of colluding with a Russian intelligence operation to disrupt the 2016 US election and damage her candidacy for President.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
India rise to 105th spot in FIFA ranking
Zurich, Oct 16 (IANS) The Indian football team rose two spots above to 105th position in the FIFA rankings released on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Odisha announces Rs 1,250 cr irrigation project
Bhubaneswar, Oct 16 (IANS) The Odisha government on Monday announced a Rs 1,250 crore mega irrigation system, named Gangadhar Meher Lift Canal System, in the state's Bargarh district.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Katie Price's son targeted in 50,000 pounds blackmail plot
London, Oct 16 (IANS) TV personality Katie Price called in police after her son Harvey was targeted in a 50,000 pounds blackmail plot.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
12 Rohingya migrants killed in Bangladesh boat capsize
Dhaka, Oct 16 (IANS) A boat carrying Rohingya migrants capsized off the coast of Bangladesh, leaving 12 dead and over 20 missing, a police official said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Train passengers taken ill ate own food: Official
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Most of the 24 passengers, hospitalised after consuming food on board the Tejas Express between Goa and Mumbai on Sunday, ate their own cooked meals and there was nothing wrong in the food served in the train, the top officer of the railway catering service said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Tripartite talks on Gorkhaland priority: Binay Tamang
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Claiming that the West Bengal government has already started working on a number of demands they had put forth, expelled GJM leader and Darjeeling's Board of Administrators Chairman Binay Tamang said tripartite talks on the Gorkhaland issue are on top of their agenda for Monday's all-party meeting.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Sensex, Nifty close at record highs (Third Lead)
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Better-than-expected macroeconomic data boosted investors' sentiment, which helped key Indian equity indices to scale high level and close at a record high on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
CBI court issues release order for Talwars
Ghaziabad, Oct 16 (IANS) The CBI court here issued the order to release Nupur and Rajesh Talwar from the Dasna jail.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Defender Sushila returns to women's hockey squad for Asia Cup
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Ace defender Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam made her comeback after recovering from a knee injury as she was on Monday named in the Indian women's hockey squad for the ninth Women's Asia Cup which starts from October 28 in Kakamigahara City, Japan.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Adityanath does groundbreaking for Rs 6,500 cr gas terminal at Gorakhpur
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday did the groundbreaking puja for a Rs 6,500 crore GAIL gas terminal and a project of land levelling at the Gorakhpur Fertilizer Plant in Gorakhpur.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HC slams CBI for 'complete lack of interest' in tracing Najeeb Ahmed
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday slammed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for its "complete lack of interest" in tracing out JNU student Najeeb Ahmad, who went missing a year ago.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
UK PM travels to Brussels to reactivate Brexit negotiations
London, Oct 16 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Theresa May left for Brussels on Monday to hold talks with members of the European Commission in order to advance Brexit negotiations, Downing Street said.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Police unseals hotel room where Pushkar was found dead
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Delhi Police told a court here on Monday that it has unsealed a room in the Leela Palace hotel where former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in 2014.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's seafood exports at Rs 9,066 cr in first quarter
Kochi, Oct 16 (IANS) India's seafood exports stood at 2,51,735 Metric Tonnes, valued at Rs 9,066.06 crore (US$1.42 billion) in the first quarter of the current fiscal, according to the Marine Products Exports Development Authority (MPEDA).
2017-10-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Winslet deliberately didn't thank Weinstein for Oscar
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Kate Winslet thanked 19 people when she won an Oscar for "The Reader" in 2009. She says she deliberately didn't mention "nasty" Harvey Weinstein, whose company financed and distributed the movie.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi to address mega show of anxious BJP workers
Ahmedabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seen as the last big hope for an embattled BJP in the Gujarat Assembly elections where the party faces the electorate for the first time without him as the Chief Minister, is expected to address a massive gathering of party workers and announce a litany of new projects on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Delhi Dynamos collaborate with Special Olympics Bharat
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) club Delhi Dynamos FC and Special Olympics Bharat have collaborated for promoting the initiative of inclusiveness in sports via football for the intellectually disabled, it was announced on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
BJP leader trolled for calling Taj Mahal a 'blot'
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) BJP leader Sangeet Som was trolled on Twitter on Monday over his controversial comment calling the Taj Mahal a "blot" on Indian culture and history.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Pussycat Dolls founder denies Jones's 'prostitution ring' allegations
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin has called one-time member Kaya Jones's "prostitution ring" allegations "ridiculous lies".
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Catalonia leader fails to clarify independence declaration
Madrid, Oct 16 (IANS) The president of the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia on Monday failed to clarify whether his administration had officially declared independence from Spain and instead called for talks.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Airtel, Millicom close deal to combine operations in Ghana
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Bharti Airtel and Millicom International Cellular, through their respective subsidiaries, on Monday announced the closure of a deal to combine their operations in Ghana.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modric to face past when Real play Tottenham
Madrid, Oct 16 (IANS) Two Real Madrid football players will come face to face with their past when Real Madrid take on Tottenham Hotspurs in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Anupam Kher visits FTII campus unannounced
Pune, Oct 16 (IANS) Newly-appointed Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Chairperson Anupam Kher on Monday visited the campus of the iconic institution unannounced and promised the students that he is on their side.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Education
Sensex, Nifty touch record high
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Better-than-expected macroeconomic data boosted investors' sentiment, which helped key Indian equity indices to touch a record high on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Vijayan denies 'vendetta', says solar scam report not to be made public now
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Dismissing allegations of vendetta in ordering a case against his predecessor Oommen Chandy, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday rejected the demand for making public the report of the Justice G. Sivarajan Commission in the solar scam issue saying it will be tabled in the state Assembly at the appropriate time.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two postage stamps mark Mumbai Airport's Platinum Jubilee
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Two postage stamps have been issued to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of the first flight piloted by the late J.R.D. Tata at the now Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings
Madrid, Oct 16 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Ziox launches new feature phone
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Domestic smartphone maker Ziox Mobiles on Monday launched its latest feature phone "Starz Rocker" at Rs 1,100 that comes with 1650mAh battery.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
China, India can help solve Rohingya crisis: Chinese daily
Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS) India and China can jointly lead efforts to solve the Rohingya crisis by offering humanitarian aid to Myanmar's conflict-ridden Rakhine state, an article in the state-run media has said.
2017-10-16
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
US, Pakistan, China hold talks in Muscat on Afghanistan
Kabul/Muscat, Oct 16 (IANS) Senior Foreign Ministry representatives from the US, Pakistan, China and Afghanistan are meeting in the Omani capital on Monday to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Kashmiri militants can surrender even during gunfights: Police
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Monday that surrenders by local militants will be accepted even if these are made during gun battles with security forces.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rabri skips ED summons for third time in IRCTC case
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) RJD Chief Lalu Prasad's wife and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi on Monday skipped the ED summons for the third time in connection with alleged irregularities in a 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AIFW finale line can be purchased instantly online
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The designer collections from Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Spring-Summer 2018 finale can be purchased instantly with just a click. It can go straight from the runway to your closet with Amazon Fashion's See Now Buy Now initiative.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bengaluru cylinder blast kills five
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Four men and a woman were killed when a two-storey building collapsed here on Monday after a cooking gas cylinder exploded, police said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hair loss drug taken by Trump may cut prostate cancer risk
London, Oct 16 (IANS) A common hair loss drug used by none other than US President Donald Trump could ward off the risk of prostate cancer by a third, South Korean scientists have claimed.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Dalai Lama to visit Manipur
Imphal, Oct 16 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will arrive here on Tuesday on a three-day visit to Manipur, officials said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Mafe Mobile launches 'Shine M815' at Rs 4,999
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Domestic handset maker Mafe Mobile on Monday launched an affordable 4G smartphone 'Shine M815' at Rs 4,999 in black and gold colours.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas engaged
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Singer Joe Jonas and actress Sophie Turner have announced their engagement on social media.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trooper injured in gun battle with Maoists in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Oct 16 (IANS) A trooper was injured in an overnight gun battle with Maoist guerrillas in Jharkhand's Latehar district, police said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security
Adele pays tribute to George Michael in documentary
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Singer Adele's tribute has been included in the "Freedom" documentary on late pop icon George Michael.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Talwar couple to walk out of prison by evening
Ghaziabad, Oct 16 (IANS) Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, acquitted last week of the charges of murdering their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic servant Hemraj, are set to walk free from the Dasna prison in Ghaziabad later on Monday, officials said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
OnePlus to scale back data collection after privacy concerns
Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS) Responding to reports that the Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus was collecting detailed information about users' data -- both without their permission and making it clear why it was doing so -- the company has now said it will scale back its collection efforts.
2017-10-16
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Wholesale inflation eases in September to 2.6%
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Cooling of food prices helped ease India's annual rate of inflation based on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) in September to 2.6 per cent, official data showed on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Being selective has not been easy, but worth it: Actor Kunal Kapoor (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) He is very selective when it comes to picking projects, but is not willing to ditch his personal beliefs for more work. Actor Kunal Kapoor says it is important as an actor to "be seen" but even more important to be part of work that one believes in.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
It was a match like any other, says woman referee Staubli
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Switzerland's Esther Staubli, who recently became the first female referee to officiate a match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup since Korean Im Eun Ju took control of a contest at Trinidad & Tobago in 2001, said she treated the Group E game between Japan and New Caledonia here as any other.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
England hospitals to ban 'super-sized' chocolate bars
London, Oct 16 (IANS) The National Health Services (NHS) England will ban "super-sized" chocolate bars from hospital shops, canteens and vending machines to curb an escalating obesity epidemic, the media reported on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Woody Allen 'sad' for Weinstein over sexual assault allegations
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) American filmmaker Woody Allen says he is "sad" for Harvey Weinstein's "messed up" life as the producer faces numerous allegations of sexual assault.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
50 celebs in one video: Wishes galore for Hema Malini on 69th birthday
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) From Amitabh Bachchan to Arjun Kapoor, Vyjayanthimala to Kriti Sanon, Lata Mangeshkar to Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Neeta Lulla to Shiamak Davar, Ramesh Sippy to Madhur Bhandarkar -- as many as 50 celebrities are a part of a special video to be played at the launch of actress-politician Hema Malini's biography here on her 69th birthday on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Halep ranked first in WTA rankings
Madrid, Oct 16 (IANS) Romanian tennis player Simona Halep continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
BJP seeks ED probe into Shiv Sena's 'horse-trading' of MNS corporators
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) A day after the MNS President hurled allegations of "horse-trading" of his party corporators against his cousin and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, the BJP on Monday demanded an Enforcement Directorate probe into the matter.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Messi to become father for third time
Buenos Aires, Oct 16 (IANS) Argentinean football star Lionel Messi is set to be a father for the third time, his wife Antonela Roccuzzo confirmed.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Timmy Trumpet, Don Diablo join Time Out 72 line-up
Panaji, Oct 16 (IANS) Dutch DJ Martin Garrix, American rapper Wiz Khalifa and American singer Jason Derulo will be joined by more global artistes like Don Diablo and Timmy Trumpet at the multi-genre music festival Time Out 72 in Goa in December.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Naveen Patnaik turns 72, Modi prays for his good health
Bhubaneswar, Oct 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik turned 72 on Monday and good wishes poured in from all quarters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi prayed for his good health.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Haunted by relentless turmoil but strive to tell our tales: Assamese author
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The relentless and persistent political and extremist turmoil might have left the Assamese society searching for answers but writers in the state are unfettered, their creativity undiminished and, in some cases, as for renowned and highly-decorated Arupa Patangia Kalita, it has given them an extra edge to strive further to tell their tales.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
'Android O' coming to OnePlus 3, 3T
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A month after OnePlus 3 received Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS) update through a closed beta programme, the company has released its first "Android O" open beta build for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Gremio keep pressure on leaders Corinthians
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 16 (IANS) Midfielder Ramiro scored in second-half stoppage time to hand Gremio a 1-0 victory over Coritiba and keep Brazil's Serie A football title race alive.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Anubhav Sinha shoots where 'Umrao Jaan', 'Junoon' were filmed
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, who has started filming "Mulk" here, says that actor Rishi Kapoor shot a scene at a palace where Shyam Benegal's "Junoon" with Shashi Kapoor, Muzaffar Ali's "Umrao Jaan" with Rekha and Anil Sharma's "Gadar: Ek Prem Katha" with Sunny Deol had been shot earlier.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Formed lifelong friendship with Judi Dench: Ali Fazal
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) "Victoria & Abdul", about Queen Victoria befriending Indian servant Abdul Karim, seems to have offended Indian critics for not taking into view the ugliness of the British Raj. Actor Ali Fazal, who is a bit baffled by the backlash, says he has formed an enduring friendship with iconic actress Judi Dench.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Varun Dhawan to get his first Madame Tussauds wax figure
Hong Kong, Oct 16 (IANS) Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan's first ever wax figure will be the fourth from India to join Madame Tussauds Hong Kong with those of Mahatma Gandhi, Narendra Modi and Amitabh Bachchan currently on display. He will unveil it in the first quarter of 2018.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indo-American DJ wants to turn 'KSHMR in Kashmir' a reality
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Indo-American DJ and record producer KSHMR, who is set for his maiden India tour starting here from October 20, is disappointed that his tour doesn't include a performance in Kashmir where his father is from. He hopes his dream to at least visit the valley comes true.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Diaspora
Veteran Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda dies
Jakarta, Oct 16 (IANS) Veteran Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda passed away following a mid-game collision with team-mate Ramon Rodrigues.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Football
India's wholesale price inflation eases in September to 2.6%
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices eased in September to 2.6 per cent, official data showed here on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Razer likely to launch its first smartphone on November 1
San Francisco, Oct 16 (IANS) After acquiring smartphone-maker Nextbit earlier this year, Razer -- the gaming laptop and peripheral company -- is slated to debut its first smartphone on November 1.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Hackers now after financial firms in Asia Pacific region: Kaspersky Lab
Moscow, Oct 16 (IANS) Cyber espionage groups that were into data hacking are now attacking financial institutions in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, a new Kaspersky Lab report said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Ticket machine explodes in UP bus, one injured
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) In a freak accident, a conductor of the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation was injured on Monday when an electronic ticketing machine (ETM) exploded in Mathura, police said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Legendary Brazilian sailor Scheidt retires from Olympics
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 16 (IANS) Atlanta 1996 and Athens 2004 gold medal-winning sailor Robert Scheidt has announced his retirement from Olympic competition, ending a career that spanned a quarter of a century.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Other Sports
Taj Mahal a blot on Indian culture: BJP MLA
Noida, Oct 16 (IANS) BJP leader Sangeet Som has triggered controversy by saying the Taj Mahal is a "blot" on Indian culture and misquoted history by saying that Shah Jahan, builder of the 17th century marble mausoleum, had jailed his father and wanted to wipe out Hindus from the country.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Sao Paulo open to Kaka return
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 16 (IANS) Brazilian football club Sao Paulo will do "everything possible" to sign former AC Milan and Real Madrid playmaker Kaka next season, according to the club's president.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Wolfsburg hold Leverkusen in Bundesliga
Berlin, Oct 16 (IANS) The "Wolves" got their fourth straight draw after coming from behind twice against hosts Bayer Leverkusen while German football club Monchengladbach eased 2-0 past winless Bremen at the close of the 8th round in the Bundesliga.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
When Pranab riled Sonia Gandhi by meeting Bal Thackeray
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi was upset with Pranab Mukherjee for meeting with late Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray, despite being advised by her against doing so before his election as President of India in 2012, the third volume of his autobiography has revealed.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
PSV overwhelm VVV-Venlo to keep Eredivisie lead
The Hague (Netherlands), Oct 16 (IANS) PSV Eindhoven strengthened their position as Dutch Eredivisie football league leaders with a 5-2 win over VVV-Venlo.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Montpellier stun Nice, Bordeaux and Nantes share points in Ligue 1
Paris, Oct 16 (IANS) French football club Montpellier once again proved to be stoppers for last season's leading sides with a 2-0 home win against Nice, while Bordeaux and Nantes finished in a 1-1 draw in Ligue 1.
2017-10-16
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
U-17 World Cup: England favourites against Japan in pre-quarters (Preview)
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) With or without star player Jadon Sancho, in-form England start as hot favourites against Asian heavyweights Japan in the FIFA U-17 World Cup pre-quarterfinal clash at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here on Tuesday.
2017-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
India U-19 squad for Asia Cup announced
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced the India U-19 squad for the fourth edition of the Under-19 Asia Cup to be played in Malaysia from November 9-20.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Aquifer water levels in Himalayas can forewarn of earthquakes
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Continuous monitoring of water levels in the foothills of the Himalayas can warn about an impending earthquake in the region, which is due for a major temblor.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
76 new antibiotic-resistant genes identified: Study
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Researchers have found 76 previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found while searching large volumes of bacterial DNA.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Two key IS-affiliated leaders killed in Philippines
Manila, Oct 16 (IANS) Two key Islamic State (IS)-affiliated leaders engaged in a standoff with Philippines forces in the conflict-ridden Marawi city have been killed, a top official said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Philippines,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Averting the end of the world with a motley crew's help (Book Review)
Title: Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead; Author: Rick Riordan; Publisher: Puffin/Penguin Random House; Pages: 423; Price: Rs 599
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Seven injured in J&K bus accident
Jammu, Oct 16 (IANS) Seven persons were injured on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir when a bus carrying them turned turtle in the Bari Brahmana area here, police said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Criminalise corruption in private sector, says former DRI head
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) It is high time corruption in the private sector is criminalised if the war on corruption has to be effective, says a former head of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI)
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
TECNO i5 Pro: Decent smartphone with good camera, battery (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Aiming to carve out a place for itself in India's highly competitive mid-range smartphone market, TECNO Mobile, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings, has introduced TECNO i5 Pro that offers solid battery back-up and a fairly decent camera. The phone is priced at Rs 12,990.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Technology,Business/Economy,IANS Life
Cylinder blast kills 3 in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) At least three persons were killed in a gas cylinder blast that shattered a residential building in the city's southern suburb early on Monday, a police official said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Eight Rohingya migrants killed in Bangladesh boat capsize
Dhaka, Oct 16 (IANS) A boat carrying Rohingya migrants capsized off the coast of Bangladesh, leaving eight dead and over 40 missing, a police official said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Opposition-called Kerala shutdown affects normal life
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 (IANS) A state-wide dawn-to-dusk shutdown on Monday called by the Congress-led UDF in Kerala against the "anti-people policies" by the state and Centre, affected normal life.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Trooper held over social media posts against Modi, Rajnath
Guwahati, Oct 16 (IANS) Police in Assam's Jorhat district have arrested a CRPF jawan for making objectionable comments on social networking sites against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Technology,Defence/Security
India to have 530mn smartphone users in 2018: Study
San Francisco, Oct 16 (IANS) With a rise in smartphone ownership globally, China will have highest number of smartphone users, 1.3 billion, in 2018, followed by India with 530 million users.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
AirAsia flight returns to Perth after plunging 20,000 feet
Perth, Oct 16 (IANS) An AirAsia flight was forced to turn back to the Australian city of Perth after the plane suddenly dropped 20,000 feet, officials said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Typhoon Khanun makes landfall in China
Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS) Khanun, the 20th typhoon this year, made landfall on Monday in China's Guangdong province.
2017-10-16
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Misty Monday morning in Delhi
New Delhi Oct 16 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 19 degrees Celsius, the season's average, the weather office said.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Planet Nine does exist in our solar system: NASA
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) NASA believes a ninth planet does exist that might be 10 times the mass of Earth and 20 times farther from the Sun than Neptune, debunking myths that the planet, dubbed 'Nibiru' by doomsayers, will end of the world.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Two key IS-affiliated leaders killed in Philippines
Manila, Oct 16 (IANS) Two key Islamic State (IS)-affiliated leaders engaged in a standoff with Philippines forces in the conflict-ridden Marawi city have been killed, a top official said on Monday.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Philippines,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sensex, Nifty touch record high
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Both the key Indian equity indices on Monday touched record highs soon after opening.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Keep an eye on him: Clinton on Putin
New York, Oct 16 (IANS) Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin still poses a significant threat to Washington, the media reported.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Markets open in green, Nifty on record high
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Monday opened higher, with 50-scrip Nifty touching a fresh high.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
S.Korea, US begin naval manoeuvres
Seoul, Oct 16 (IANS) South Korea and the US on Monday began large-scale joint naval manoeuvers in waters off the Korean peninsula amid the heightened tensions with Pyongyang.
2017-10-16
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
Rohingya boat capsizes off Bangladesh, 5 dead
Dhaka, Oct 16 (IANS) A boat carrying scores of Rohingya people aboard capsized in the Bay of Bengal close to Bangladesh's border with Myanmar on Monday, a police official said.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Search for missing Indian kid continues in Texas
New York, Oct 16 (IANS) Police in Texas continues to look for clues in the disappearance of a three-year-old Indian girl, who was left outside her house at night by her father as punishment for not drinking milk, the US media said.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Netflix announces 1st original animated series from India
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) American internet entertainment company Netflix has announced "Mighty Little Bheem", it's first kids original series from India. The aim is to expand its children's programming section.
2017-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Business/Economy
Third time pregnant Jessica Alba won't have more children
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Jessica Alba, who is expecting third child with husband and film producer Cash Warren, says she wont have more children and is happy with her brood.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Venezuela's regional elections beneficial to peace: Official
Caracas, Oct 16 (IANS) Venezuela's regional vote to elect state governors and legislators would "consolidate the environment of peace", said a leader of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Authorities cry arson as fires devastate northwestern Spain
Madrid, Oct 16 (IANS) A wave of fires ravaged thousands of hectares of woodland in the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia, emergency service and media reports said.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Death toll from California wildfire rises to 40
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has announced that the death toll from the week-long wildfire has reached 40 while 75,000 people remain evacuated.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tokyo stocks open higher after strong showing on Wall Street
Tokyo, Oct 16 (IANS) Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday tracking a solid lead from Wall Street late last week.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
Everybody's there for each other: Disick on Kardashians
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Reality TV personality Scott Disick might have split from his former partner Kourtney Kardashian, however he says the whole Kardashian-Jenner family is close and everybodys available to help each other.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
3 dead as Portugal suffers over 400 forest fires
Lisbon, Oct 16 (IANS) Three people were killed and over 20 others injured when wildfires hit central and northern Portugal.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
North Korea calls Trump 'strangler of peace'
Pyongyang, Oct 16 (IANS) Continuing its harsh anti-US rhetoric, North Korea has called President Donald Trump a "war merchant and strangler of peace".
2017-10-16
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
France's Macron defends controversial policy
Paris, Oct 16 (IANS) In his first TV appearance since he took office on May 7, French President Emmanuel Macron has defended his controversial reform which is criticised by the discontent as favouring the rich.
2017-10-16
Category: International, France,Politics,Business/Economy
I'm feeling great right now: Kylie Minogue
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Singer Kylie Minogue, who separated from former fiance and actor Joshua Sasse earlier this year, says she is feeling great now.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jeenbekov wins Kyrgyzstan's presidential election
Moscow, Oct 16 (IANS) Kyrgyzstan's socialist democrat candidate, Sooronbai Jeenbekov, won the first round of the presidential election with 54.2 per cent of the vote, the Central Election Commission said.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Over 300 illegal migrants held in Turkey
Ankara, Oct 16 (IANS) Turkish Police detained over 300 illegal migrants in northern and eastern Turkey, a media report said.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lana Del Ray's 'Cola' song not about Weinstein
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Singer Lana Del Rey's 2012 track about preferring older men is not about Harvey Weinstein, confirm sources.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US Army dismisses two-star General
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) The US Army has fired a two-star General who allegedly sent flirty messages to the wife of an enlisted soldier at his post in Italy.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Israel, Saudi 'guiding' Trump: Iran
Tehran, Oct 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's recent anti-Iran speech was under the influence of lobbyists from Israel and Saudi Arabia, Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Terrorism
UN raises number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to 537,000
Dhaka, Oct 16 (IANS) The United Nations has raised the number of newly arrived Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar to 537,000.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Was quite naive going into the fashion industry: Victoria Beckham
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Singer-turned-designer Victoria Beckham says she felt "quite naïve" embarking on a career in the fashion industry almost 10 years ago.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
6 killed in central Nigeria attack
Abuja, Oct 16 (IANS) The Nigerian Police has confirmed that six people were killed and scores others injured following a predawn attack in the central state of Plateau.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Nigeria,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Human Interest/Society
UN condemns bombing in Somalia, offers support
Mogadishu, Oct 16 (IANS) The United Nations' senior envoy in Somalia has condemned Saturday's bombing that claimed over 230 lives in Mogadishu and offered the world body's support.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Somalia,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Human Interest/Society
Kelly Clarkson teaches her kids about self-esteem
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Grammy Award winning singer Kelly Clarkson feels it is "really crucial" to teach her children the importance of self-esteem and how to stand up for themselves.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Islamic states to discuss sustainable development
Rabat, Oct 16 (IANS) The seventh session of the Islamic Conference of Environment Ministers will be held from October 25 to 26 in the Moroccan capital Rabat.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Merkel's party loses election in Lower Saxony
Berlin, Oct 16 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) was beaten by the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in the state election of Lower Saxony.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Germany,Politics
US to continue diplomatic efforts with North Korea
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that his country intends to keep negotiating a diplomatic solution with North Korea, which in recent months has carried out a series of controversial nuclear arms tests, until the Asian nation drops the first bomb.
2017-10-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Egypt's tax revenue hits 5 bln USD in Q1 of current fiscal
Cairo, Oct 16 (IANS) Egypt gained 88.6 billion Egyptian pounds (5 billion USD) in tax revenue in the first quarter of the current fiscal year 2017/18, sources in the Finance Ministry said.
2017-10-16
Category: International, Egypt,Business/Economy
Jay moved court asr he's innocent, let Rahul file defamation case: Amit Shah
Ahmedabad, Oct 15 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah asserted here on Sunday that his son Jay had done no wrong in his commodities business and so filed a criminal defamation case over a news report against him, while he dared Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to move the court for several allegations made against his family.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
10 Indians still missing after ship sinks off Japan
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Ten Indians are still missing after a cargo ship sank off the coast of Japan, the External Affairs Ministry said on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Will take out your eyes if you keep on staring at BJP-RSS men, says BJP leader
Durg (Chattisgarh), Oct 15 (IANS) BJP General Secretary Saroj Pandey said on Sunday warned CPI-M cadres that if they continue to stare towards BJP-RSS cadres in Kerala, then their eyes will taken out in their own houses.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Politics
'Amrapali' director Lekh Tandon dead (Lead, correcting date)
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Lekh Tandon, who directed iconic film like "Amrapali", died on Sunday, his associates said. He was 88.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Respects emotions of Arunachal's people on Chakma-Hajong issue: Khandu
Itanagar, Oct 15 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday said that his government respects the emotions of the people and will not move away from its stand on the Chakma Hajong issue.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Bengaluru beat UP Yoddha in PKL
Pune, Oct 15 (IANS) Bengaluru Bulls produced a measured performance to beat UP Yoddha 36-30 in a Vivo Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) match here on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Ranji Trophy: Saurashtra in driving seat against J&K
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Saurashtra bowler Dharmendrasinh Jadeja returned figures of 3/36 to put his side in the driving seat, leaving Jammu and Kashmir struggling at 103/4 and trailing by 521 runs at stumps on Day 2 of their Ranji Trophy Group B match in Rajkot on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka aim to equalise in second ODI vs Pakistan
Abu Dhabi, Oct 15 (IANS) After their 83-run loss in the opening One Day International (ODI), Sri Lanka will aim for a better outing when the visitors face Pakistan in the second ODI here on Monday.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
People fed up of political rhetoric of BJP leaders: Surjewala
Ahmedabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Congress leader Randeep Surjewala on Sunday said the people of the country were fed up of the "political rhetoric" of Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and it would not work any more.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Bayern confirms Martinez's shoulder injury
Munich, Oct 15 (IANS) German football giants Bayern Munich on Sunday confirmed that their midfielder Javi Martinez suffered a slight injury to his right shoulder during the club's 5-0 Bundesliga win over SC Freiburg.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
De Silvestri saves Torino with late equaliser
Crotone (Italy), Oct 15 (IANS) Torino snatched a precious point with a late 2-2 draw against Crotone in an exciting Serie A clash here on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Kerala showed where BJP stands: CM Vijayan
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the people of the state aptly responded to the BJP's polarising attempts in the state by relegating it to the fourth spot in the Vengara by-election result declared on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
24 fall ill after consuming food on Tejas Express
Mumbai/New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) At least 24 passengers of the Goa-Mumbai Tejas Express on Sunday fell ill after consuming food served by the on-board pantry car operator and were admitted to hospital, officials said. The IRCTC has launched an investigation.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Two 'hawala' operators caught in MP are Pakistan citizens: Police
Bhopal, Oct 15 (IANS) Two 'hawala' traders arrested two days ago in the Madhya Pardesh capital have turned out to be Pakistani citizens visiting India on a transit visa, police said on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Bayern confirms Martinez's shoulder injury
Munich, Oct 15 (IANS) German football giants Bayern Munich on Sunday confirmed that their midfielder Javi Martinez suffered a slight injury to his right shoulder during the club's 5-0 Bundesliga win over SC Freiburg.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Cyril Thereau helps Fiorentina beat Udinese in Serie A
Florence (Italy), Oct 15 (IANS) French forward Cyril Thereau scored twice to lead Fiorentina to defeat Udinese 2-1 in Serie A football action here on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Golfer Lahiri finishes tied 10th at CIMB Classic
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 15 (IANS) Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri carded one-under 71 in the fourth and final round to finish joint 10th at the $7 million CIMB Classic here on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Golf
Deportivo play draw with Eibar in La Liga
Eibar (Spain), Oct 15 (IANS) Deportivo de La Coruña got one point after a goalless away draw against in the eighth round of La Liga Eibar on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Federer beats Nadal, snatches Shanghai Masters title
Shanghai (China), Oct 15 (IANS) Roger Federer defeated World No.1 Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Rolex Masters title here on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: International, China,Sports,Tennis
Houses of Gurung loyalists destroyed in GJM chief's neighbourhood
Darjeeling, Oct 15 (IANS) As many as four houses were destroyed in a deadly fire in Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung's neighbourhood in Darjeeling's Patlebas, police said on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Amrapali' director Lekh Tandon dead
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Lekh Tandon, who directed iconic film like "Amrapali", has died, it was announced on Sunday. He was 88.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pradhan to visit Japan for LNG meet, ink cooperation on gas
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will leave on Monday for a three-day visit to Japan where he will also sign an agreement with the island nation to cooperate in jointly developing a "liquid and flexible global LNG market" sharing technical knowhow in the area, an official said on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Centre working on mechanism to speed up GST refund for exporters: Minister
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) The central government is working on mechanisms to further speed up the GST refund process for exporters, a minister said on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
U-17 World Cup: US face Paraguay in pre-quarters (Preview)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The United States will look to a strong comeback after a blip against Colombia when they face Paraguay in a Round-of-16 clash here on Monday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Rahul doesn't know difference between turnover, profit: Amit Shah
Ahmedabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Asserting that his son Jay Shah had done nothing wrong in his commodities business, BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday came down heavily on Rahul Gandhi, saying the Congress Vice President did not even know the difference between turnover and profit.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Tamang urges Bengal Governor to take up issue of tripartite talks with centre
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Chairman of Board of Administrators (BoA) for Darjeeling Binay Tamang on Sunday apprised West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi about the situation in the northern hills including the recent large haul of arms and ammunition and urged him to facilitate tripartite talks on the knotty issue by taking up the matter with the central government.
2017-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Book on Kalam's inspirational words released
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) An illustrative book containing inspiring words of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was released online on Sunday by Indian women cricket team captain Mithali Raj on the 86th birth anniversary of the former President.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Determined to oust BJP in Gujarat, asserts Hardik Patel
Ahmedabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Sunday asserted that he was determined to work for the defeat of the BJP in the upcoming assembly elections in Gujarat.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Congress blind, can't see development: Madhya Pradesh CM
Bharuch/Bhopal, Oct 15 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday flayed the Congress and said the opposition party could not see development since it was blind.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
India's first Olympic swimmer Shamsher Khan passes away
Vijayawada, Oct 15 (IANS) India's first Olympic swimmer Shamsher Khan passed away in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district on Sunday, following prolonged illness. He was 87 and survived by three daughters and two sons.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
U-17 World Cup: Sancho trains with England team ahead of pre-quarters
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) England's attacking midfielder Jadon Sancho on Sunday trained with the team ahead of their pre-quarterfinal clash against Japan, fuelling speculation on whether the Borussia Dortmund prodigy will be available for selection on Tuesday here or not.
2017-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Mutual tolerance, respect essential for peace: Lok Sabha Speaker
St Petersburg, Oct 15 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Sunday that mutual tolerance and respect among different religions and ethnic groups were absolutely essential for peace, harmony, and just social order in the world.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Diplomacy
India beat Pakistan to top Pool A in Asia Cup hockey
Dhaka, Oct 15 (IANS) India defeated arch-foes Pakistan 3-1 to top Pool A in Asia Cup at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Hockey
Congress Minister joins BJP in Himachal, another may follow
Shimla, Oct 15 (IANS) Himachal Cabinet Minister Anil Sharma on Sunday resigned from the government and the ruling Congress and joined the opposition BJP along with his father and former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
24 fall ill after consuming food on Tejas Express
Mumbai/New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) At least 24 passengers of the Goa-Mumbai Tejas Express on Sunday fell ill after consuming food served by on-board pantry car operator and were admitted to hospital, officials said. The IRCTC has launched an investigation.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
24 fall ill after consuming food on-board Tejas Express
Mumbai/New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) At least 24 passengers of the Goa-Mumbai Tejas Express on Sunday fell ill after consuming food served by on-board pantry car operator and were admitted to hospital, officials said. The IRCTC has launched an investigation.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Had some life-changing moments with Kalam: Anupam Kher (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) On the 86th birth anniversary of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Sunday, veteran actor Anupam Kher said that he feels blessed to have spent some life-changing experiences with him.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hemsworth will do Bollywood film with great script
Sydney, Oct 15 (IANS) Australian actor Chris Hemsworth is game for working in the Hindi film industry if he is offered a "great script".
2017-10-15
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Himachal will have 136 all woman-managed polling stations
Shimla, Oct 15 (IANS) A total of 136 all woman-managed polling stations would be set up in all the 68 assembly constituencies in Himachal Pradesh for the November 9 assembly elections, Chief Electoral Officer Pushpendra Rajput said on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Jobs, slowing investment, US Fed hike policy challenges: Jaitley
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) Employment creation, the global slowdown in investments and the possible impact that the US Federal Reserves move normalise monetary conditions can have on emerging economies are three major policy challenges, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India beat Pakistan 3-1 in Asia Cup hockey
Dhaka, Oct 15 (IANS) India defeated Pakistan 3-1 to top Pool A of the Asia Cup at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Hockey
Doors open for India to host bigger tournaments: Ceppi
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Not even a month after India made a formal bid to host the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, Javier Ceppi, Local Organising Committee (LOC) tournament director for the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup, on Sunday said the doors are open for the country to stage bigger football events in the future.
2017-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
U-17 World Cup officials condemn black marketing incident
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) The Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Sunday condemned the incident where three volunteers were among those held by the police for selling tickets in the black market.
2017-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
IIM-Shillong remembers Kalam on his 85th birth anniversary
Shillong, Oct 15 (IANS) Students and faculty members of the Indian Institute of Management-Shillong on Sunday paid homage to former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on his 87th birth anniversary.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Education
U-17 World Cup: US dangerous for us, says Paraguay coach
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Paraguay coach Gustavo Morinigo on Sunday said the United States will be a tough side to face in the Round-of-16 fixture of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Monday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
India were so emotional after scoring they forgot to defend: FIFA official
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) FIFA head of coaching and player development Branimir Ujevic on Sunday empathised with the Indian team saying they were so emotional after scoring their only goal of the U-17 World Cup against Colombia that they wanted to break into the stands and celebrate with the fans.
2017-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
India issues yet another medical visa to Pakistani patient
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India on Sunday issued yet another medical visa to a Pakistani woman seeking an urgent liver transplant.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Four held for throwing stone at Aussie team bus in Assam
Guwahati, Oct 15 (IANS) Four youths were arrested on Sunday for stone-throwing at a bus carrying the Australian T20 cricket team here on October 10 evening, the Assam DGP said.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Determined to oust BJP in Gujarat, asserts Hardik Patel
Ahmedabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Sunday asserted that he was determined to work for the defeat of the BJP in the upcoming assembly elections in Gujarat.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
BRICS lawmakers eye closer parliamentary cooperation
Moscow, Oct 15 (IANS) Senior lawmakers of BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, have agreed to strengthen parliamentary cooperation among them.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy
Hemsworth will do Bollywood film with great script
Sydney, Oct 15 (IANS) Australian actor Chris Hemsworth is game for working in the Hindi film industry if he is offered a "great script".
2017-10-15
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Iran blocks border crossings with Iraq's Kurdish region
Baghdad, Oct 15 (IANS) The Iranian authorities on Sunday blocked its border crossing points with the region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq in response to controversial independence referendum held by the region last month, the media reported.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Diplomacy
Fresh mortar attack kills 4 in Damascus
Damascus, Oct 15 (IANS) At least four people were killed and five others wounded on Sunday when four mortar shells slammed a neighbourhood east of the capital Damascus, the media reported.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
China prepares for CPC Congress
Beijing, Oct 15 (IANS) The first delegates from the far-away province of Inner Mongolia started arriving on Sunday for China's most important political event in five years: the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
2017-10-15
Category: International, China,Politics
Myanmar-based NSCN-K rebel arrested in Arunachal
Itanagar, Oct 15 (IANS) A senior rebel of the outlawed National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) was arrested on Sunday by security forces in Arunachal Pradesh's Changlang district, officials said.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
66 giraffes flown from Africa to China
Beijing, Oct 15 (IANS) Sixty-six giraffes arrived in China's Henan Province on Sunday on a chartered flight from Johannesburg, the media reported.
2017-10-15
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
'Judwaa 2' crosses Rs 200 crore mark worldwide
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Actors Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu-starrer "Judwaa" has crossed the Rs 200 crore mark in 16 days, its makers said.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
500 Noida policemen get air purifying masks
Noida, Oct 15 (IANS) To spread awareness on the increase in respiratory problems caused by rising air pollution, Jaypee Hospital on Sunday organised a free health check-up camp for the polic officers of Noida and nearby areas, and distributed N-95 masks to around 500 policemen.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Modi lauds Hema Malini's 'cinematic brilliance' in foreword to her biography
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The first full-length biography of "evergreen beauty" Hema Malini, also a BJP Parliamentarian, will be launched on Monday to coincide with the 69th birthday of the actress.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
U-17 World Cup: Colombia to face Germany in Round-of-16 match (Preview)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Group A runners-up Colombia are all set to take on their Group C counterparts Germany in a round-of-16 match of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Monday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Will be a close match against Colombia: Germany U-17 coach
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Germany U-17 coach Christian Wueck asserted on Sunday that his wards will give a close fight to Colombia in their Round of 16 fixture of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Pakistan, Iran ink MoU to improve border security
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Pakistan and Iran signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Sunday to foster improved border security management, Radio Pakistan reported.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Austrians vote in parliamentary poll
Vienna, Oct 15 (IANS) Some 6.4 million Austrian voters began heading to over 10,000 polling booths on Sunday to elect the members of the National Council -- the lower house of the country's parliament.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Issues with Iran, including oil payments, resolved: Jaitley
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) Most of India's pending issues with Iran, especially those relating to payment for import of Iranian oil, have been resolved, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Mumbai school renamed after Kalam
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Ghatkopar-based NMWS-run school was renamed as 'SIES Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial High School' on Sunday in the presence of 87 students -- the number representing the "87th birthday" of the former President.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Education
Music has power to start a revolution: Raghu Dixit
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Singer-composer Raghu Dixit says music has the power to bring people together, inspire them and start a revolution.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ashwiny Iyer gem of a person: Kriti Sanon
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) On the occasion of filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwaris 38th birthday, actress Kriti Sanon has praised the "Bareilly Ki Barfi" director by calling her simple, loving and a gem of a person.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bring real estate sector under GST, Sisodia tells Jaitley
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Real estate sector should be brought under the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rahul mocks Modi after Trump's Pakistan statement
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign policy after US President Donald Trump praised Pakistan, acknowledging its help in securing the release of an American-Canadian family from the Haqqani terror network.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Francis declares 35 new saints at Vatican canonisation mass
Vatican City, Oct 15 (IANS) Pope Francis on Sunday declared 35 new saints during a canonisation mass in the Vatican.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion
Toll from Mogadishu truck bomb attack rises to 65
Mogadishu, Oct 15 (IANS) At least 65 people were killed when a truck bomb went off outside a hotel and market in the centre of the Somali capital of Mogadishu, security officials told EFE on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Somalia,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Taapsee Pannu starts shooting for 'Mulk'
Lucknow, Oct 15 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu, who is currently enjoying the success of "Judwaa 2", has now kick-started the shooting of filmmaker Anubhav Sinhas thriller film "Mulk" here.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Voters in Gujarat looking towards third alternative: Vaghela
Ahmedabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Former Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Sunday said that people of Gujarat are now looking towards a "third alternative", as they are unhappy with both the BJP and the Congress.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Leipzig upset Dortmund in Bundesliga
Dortmund, Oct 15 (IANS) Front-runners Borussia Dortmund suffered their first defeat of the Bundesliga football season after losing 2-3 to RB Leipzig.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
India were so emotional after scoring they forgot to defend: FIFA official
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) FIFA head of coaching and player development Branimir Ujevic on Sunday empathised with the Indian team saying they were so emotional after scoring their only goal of the U-17 World Cup against Colombia that they wanted to break into the stands and celebrate with the fans.
2017-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Women directors treat female characters with more complexities: Sayani
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Actress Sayani Gupta, who plays a pivotal role in Naseeruddin Shah and Tisca Copra-starrer "The Hungry", says women directors treat female characters with "more layers and complexities" than their male counterparts.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Peru, NZ given extra day for World Cup playoff tie
Zurich, Oct 15 (IANS) New Zealand and Peru have been granted an extra day to prepare for the second leg of their 2018 football World Cup playoff next month, allowing the teams more time to recover from long-haul flights.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Vidya at her best: B-Town lauds 'Tumhari Sulu' trailer
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Popular Bollywood celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Shabana Azmi and Riteish Deshmukh have hailed the trailer of Vidya Balans upcoming movie "Tumhari Sulu" and said that the film will have the actresss best performance till date.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pro-IS militants continue fierce fight in Philippines' Marawi
Manila, Oct 15 (IANS) Islamic State (IS)-linked militants were putting up fierce resistance as government forces continued a bloody offensive to retake the southern Philippine city of Marawi, an army commander said on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Philippines,Defence/Security,Terrorism
SRK my most handsome friend: Farah Khan
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Ace choreographer and filmmaker Farah Khan has hailed Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and called him her "most handsome friend".
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Darjeeling toy train starts chugging again
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) or Toy Train has resumed services on an experimental basis on a 35-km track between Siliguri and Sukna, an official said on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
My passion has always been acting: Sharad Kelkar
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Actor Sharad Kelkar, who has turned producer with Marathi film "Idak", says his passion has always been acting and he doesnt consider himself a producer in the true sense.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Weinstein Company shifts Cumberbatch-starrer to 2018 release
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) The Weinstein Company has pulled actor Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer "The Current War" from its planned November release date. It has been pushed to an undecided 2018 release in the wake of Harvey Weinstein scandal.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No competition with Gauri Khan: Sussanne
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Entrepreneur Sussanne Khan, former wife of actor Hrithik Roshan, says there is no competition between her and Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri when it comes to interior designing.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nexus between Maoists, politicians trigger killings in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Oct 15 (IANS) The nexus between politicians and Maoists was an open secret. It has now come to be further unravelled with the arrest by the NIA of former Minister Gopal Krishna Patar alias Raja Peter for the murder of JD-U legislator Ramesh Singh Munda in 2008.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pent-up GST demand expected to boost Diwali sales of consumer durables
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) With Diwali around the corner, industry players are betting big on sales of consumer durables like 4K smart TVs and larger appliances like washing machines, which are expected to see a surge in sales this festive season compared to a year ago.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
British actress alleges Weinstein raped her
London, Oct 15 (IANS) British actress Lysette Anthony has claimed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein raped her.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Despite dispute, Bangladesh sheltering Rohingyas: Official
Agartala, Oct 15 (IANS) Bangladesh has given shelter to 10 lakh distressed Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar despite its economic and demographic problems and a longstanding row with Myanmar, a top Bangladesh official said here.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Kacey Musgraves marries Ruston Kelly
Nashville (Tennessee), Oct 15 (IANS) Country singer Kacey Musgraves married her fiance Ruston Kelly at a ceremony here.
2017-10-15
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Zac Efron's encounter with grizzly bear
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) Actor Zac Efron faced a grizzly bear while hiking in Montana with his younger brother Dylan.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Environment/Wildlife
Never spoke of fiscal stimulus to revive growth: Jaitley
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) There was never any talk by the Indian government about announcing a fiscal stimulus package for boosting the economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asserted.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Bees sting four children in Manipur, three die
Imphal, Oct 15 (IANS) Bees stung three children to death in Manipur's Tamenglong district, police said on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Manipur,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Normani Kordei falls onstage
Brasília, Oct 15 (IANS) Singer Normani Kordei took a tumble while performing onstage with her Fifth Harmony bandmates.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Brazil,Cinema/Showbiz
Tesla fires hundreds over performance issue
San Francisco, Oct 15 (IANS) Electric-car maker Tesla has fired hundreds of workers, including engineers, managers and factory workers, after a series of performance reviews over the week.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
WhatsApp for Android beta version brings major updates
San Francisco, Oct 15 (IANS) The newest Beta version of WhatsApp for Android has several updates, including a smaller app size and a feature that would notify the contacts when you change your number, a media report said.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Asha Bhosle gets 'starry welcome' at concert
Ahmedabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Legendary singer Asha Bhosle was overwhelmed to get a "starry welcome" at her "Choti Si Asha" concert here.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Gujarat,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MRI brain scans may help identify MS risk early in children
New York, Oct 15 (IANS) MRI brain scans may help identify children at high-risk of developing Mmultiple Sclerosis (MS) before symptoms appear, which may lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment, reveals a study.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Punjab continues to reject BJP's 'Congress-mukt Bharat' rant (News Analysis)
Chandigarh, Oct 15 (IANS) If Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah's 'Congress-mukt Bharat' (Congress-free India) campaign has hit a wall in any state, it is definitely Punjab.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Muse for poetry is floating all around us: Gulzar
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Whether it is illustrative thoughts on the moon or the allegory of the window in a concrete jungle, celebrated wordsmith Gulzar brings them up in all his poetry. He says the mind of a poet should be well-versed with reality to give creative thoughts a voice in poetry.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Art/Culture/Books
Kerala government to strongly deal with Congress shutdown
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 15 (IANS) The Kerala government on Sunday said that all steps have been taken to deal with the dawn-to-dusk state-wide shutdown called on Monday by the Congress- led UDF.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
A timely work on black money and tax havens (Book Review)
Title: Black Money And Tax Havens; Author: R. Vaidyanathan; Publisher: Westland Publications; Pages: 184; Price: Rs 350
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy,IANS Life
Gujarat riots derailed BJP in 2004: Pranab
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The 2002 riots in Gujarat was "possibly the biggest blot" on the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and that could have cost the BJP the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, says former President Pranab Mukherjee.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Big win for Congress in Gurdaspur LS by-poll; BJP defeated (Fourth Lead)
Gurdaspur, Oct 15 (IANS) Maintaining its winning streak from the assembly elections, Punjab's ruling Congress secured an emphatic win in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Dovizioso beats Marquez at Japanese MotoGP
Motegi (Japan), Oct 15 (IANS) Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Desmosedici GP17) beat Spaniard Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda RC213V) in a wet Japanese MotoGP at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Japan,Sports,Motorsports
Would love to make women oriented film: Divya
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Divya Khosla Kumar, who has made films like "Yaariyan" and "Sanam Re", says she would love to make women oriented films as women are now in every field and doing wonders.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Criticism of Haj policy recommendations on women invalid: Review committee member
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The criticism of certain recommendations of the review committee on the new Haj policy -- including that of women performing Haj without 'mehram' -- is not valid, a vocal member of the committee has said.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
First International traditional martial arts meet starts
Vilnius (Lithuania), Oct 15 (IANS) The Lithuania International Traditional Martial Arts Championships 2017 kicked off at the Lithuania Exhibition and Congress Center here.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Lithuania,Sports,Other Sports
Afghanistan obtains AIIB permanent membership
Kabul, Oct 15 (IANS) Afghanistan has obtained the permanent membership of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the finance ministry announced on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Huemn showcased line influenced by ambiance at AIFW
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Designers Shyma Shetty and Pranav Misra of the brand Huemn showcased line influenced by the "socio-economic and political ambience of current times" at Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Spring-Summer 2018.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
I can do straight roles in Bollywood: Mark Ruffalo
Sydney, Oct 15 (IANS) Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo, popular for his onscreen character the Hulk, says though he cannot sing and dance, he can do performance-oriented roles in Bollywood.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood,National
Equity indices to follow quarterly results, macro-data (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) With the Nifty50 already at record high levels ahead of the onset of the festive season, market observers feel that the ongoing quarterly results season, along with the release of some key data points, are expected to guide the movement of key Indian equity indices next week.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Foucault and the quest to discern the relation between knowledge and power (Column: Bookends)
Human development owes much to philosophical 'gadflies' who search for the 'truth' about us and our world - not only to discover it but also find if it conforms to what we believe it is. They can end up with surprising, contentious findings like French philosopher Michael Foucault whose quest led to him detecting a new approach to see the individual-society relationship and the prevailing ideas about madness, sex and criminality.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Immobile leads Lazio to upset Juventus
Turin (Italy), Oct 15 (IANS) Italian football striker Ciro Immobile scored twice to lead Lazio to a come-from-behind 2-1 away victory over Juventus in a Serie A eighth-round action here.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
BJP not interfering in EC's functioning: Gujarat CM
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday dismissed charges that the BJP was interfering with the Election Commission's work and said it was the up to the poll panel to announce election dates in the state.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Toll climbs to 34 in Rohingya boat capsize in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Oct 15 (IANS) The discovery of three decomposed bodies late on Saturday in Bangladesh, thought to be of Rohingya refugees from a boat that capsized a week ago, raised the number of deaths to 34 in the accident, including at least 18 children.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nene earns Vasco victory over Botafogo
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 15 (IANS) A second-half goal from former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Nene fired Vasco da Gama to a 1-0 victory over their Rio de Janeiro rivals Botafogo in Brazil's Serie A football championship.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Stefanidi, Vetter named European Athletes of Year
Vilinius (Lithuania), Oct 15 (IANS) Greek Olympic pole vault champion Aikaterini Stefanidi and German world javelin champion Johannes Vetter were named female and male Eruopean Athletes of the Year at the 2017 Golden Tracks award ceremony here.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Baltic,Sports,Athletics
Aaron Carter checks into rehab again
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) Singer Aaron Carter has checked again into a rehabilitation centre.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Big win for Congress in Gurdaspur LS by-poll; BJP defeated (Third Lead)
Gurdaspur, Oct 15 (IANS) Maintaining its winning streak from the assembly elections, Punjab's ruling Congress secured an emphatic win in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Sunny Leone celebrates second birthday of adopted daughter
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone celebrated the birthday of the "light of our lives" -- Nisha Kaur Weber, who she adopted in July.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Suarez equalizer gives Barcelona valuable points
Madrid, Oct 15 (IANS) FC Barcelona surrendered their 100 percent record at the start to the football season but took a valuable point with a 1-1 draw away to Atletico Madrid.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Ambiguity surrounds Aarushi murder: 'Rahasya' director
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) While many are pleased with the courts verdict to acquit dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar over their daughters murder, filmmaker Manish Gupta, who made a film "Rahasya" inspired by the crime, feels there are many unanswered questions.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Raj accuses Uddhav of horse-trading in BMC
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray on Sunday accused cousin Uddhav Thackeray amd the Shiv Sena of "horse-trading", two days after six MNS BMC corporators defected to the Sena.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Hema delighted over Modi's foreword to her biography
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini feels honoured that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has penned the foreword for her authorised biography "Beyond The Dreamgirl".
2017-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Vaani Kapoor doesnt consider herself 'fashionable' actress
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Vaani Kapoor, who walked the runway for designer Payal Jain at the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Spring-Summer 2018, says she is not one of the fashionable actresses in Bollywood.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kelly Clarkson loves Priyanka
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) Grammy Award winning singer Kelly Clarkson, who along with Priyanka Chopra was honoured by Variety during their annual Power Of Women luncheon here, says she loves the Indian actress.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Congress records big win in Gurdaspur LS by-election
Chandigarh, Oct 15 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Congress secured an emphatic win in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Shatrughan always there for 'India's biggest action hero' Modi
Patna, Oct 15 (IANS) Actor and BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha says he might have been absent from an event that was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here but he is always there for the country's "biggest action hero".
2017-10-15
Category: India, Bihar,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Vivek Oberoi meets Mauritius PM
Port Louis, Oct 15 (IANS) Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi says he felt honoured to meet Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth here.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Mauritius,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
We are against cow vigilantism, attacks on Dalits: Gujarat CM
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday said his government was against cow vigilantism despite ensuring protection for cows.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Four troopers killed in Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Explosions hit a military check post in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency on Sunday, leaving at least four soldiers killed and two others injured, the meida reported.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
U-17 WC: We are not looking further than Japan, says England coach
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) England are looking no further than the pre-quarterfinal game against Japan here on Tuesday and the team would not get carried away by their perfect finish in Group F, coach Steve Cooper said.
2017-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Four houses gutted in GJM chief's neighbourhood
Darjeeling, Oct 15 (IANS) Four houses were gutted in a deadly fire in Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung's neighbourhood in Darjeeling, police said on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple executive apologises for controversial diversity remark
San Francisco, Oct 15 (IANS) Apple's Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity Denise Young Smith has apologised for her controversial remark on diversity she made during the One Young World Summit in Colombia earier this week, a media report said.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
California wildfires toll reaches 40
San Francisco, Oct 15 (IANS) The toll from massive wildfires raging across California has increased to 40 with thousands more ordered to evacuate from Santa Rosa city as a new blaze threatened the area, police said.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Twitter's Dorsey: Site to get 'more aggressive' policing tweets
San Francisco, Oct 15 (IANS) Responding to high-profile #WomenBoycottTwitter protest, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said that the company was now changing its policies around how it vets content.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Congress heading towards victory in Gurdaspur LS bypoll
Gurdaspur, Oct 15 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Congress was heading towards a big victory in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat by-election as party candidate Sunil Jakhar extended his lead over his BJP rival Swaran Salaria by over 94,000 votes after 10 rounds of counting on Sunday, election officials said.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Our qualification will unite people back home: Iraq football coach
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Iraq's football coach Qahtan Chitheer feels their qualification to the knockout stages of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup will unite people back home in a strife-torn country.
2017-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
IUML wins Kerala's Vengara assembly bypoll
Malappuram (Kerala) Oct 15 (IANS) Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) candidate K.N.A. Khader on Sunday won the Vengara by-election here with a margin of 23,310 votes.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Novel augmented tongue ultrasound for speech therapy?
London, Oct 15 (IANS) A team of researchers have developed a system that uses an ultrasound to display movements of tongues in real time, a finding which may help patients with tongue surgery to improve their speech.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Technology
US varsity on lockdown after campus shooting
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) The Virginia State University (VSU) was put on lockdown on lockdown after a shooting occurred in its campus, police said.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IUML wins Kerala's Vengara bypoll
Malappuram (Kerala) Oct 15 (IANS) The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) candidate K.N.A. Khader won the Vengara by-election on Sunday, with a hefty margin of over 23,000 votes.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Indian-descent woman left to die in car
New York, Oct 15 (IANS) A woman of Indian-descent was left to die in a car by the driver who left her behind after the vehicle caught fire in New York, according to media reports.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Congress candidate leads in Gurdaspur LS bypoll
Chandigarh, Oct 15 (IANS) Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar was ahead of his BJP rival Swarn Salaria as the counting of votes polled in the October 11 by-election to the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency was underway on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Scientists design 'camouflaging skin' inspired by octopus
New York, Oct 15 (IANS) Scientists have found a way to develop a synthetic "camouflaging skin" inspired by studying and modelling the real thing in octopus and cuttlefish.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Sunny morning in Delhi
New Delhi Oct 15 (IANS) It was a sunny Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 19.2 degrees Celsius.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Congress minister joins BJP in Himachal
Shimla, Oct 15 (IANS) In a setback to the Congress in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram's son Anil Sharma, who was a sitting cabinet minister in Virbhadra Singh-led present government, has joined the BJP.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Oscars Academy votes to expel Harvey Weinstein
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) The board of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has voted overwhelmingly to expel Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein after the powerful media mogul was accused of sexual abuse and physical assault during the course of his career.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Counting begins for Gurdaspur LS bypoll
Chandigarh, Oct 15 (IANS) Counting of votes polled in the October 11 by-election to the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency began on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Academy votes to expel Harvey Weinstein
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted overwhelmingly to expel Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein after actresses came forward with numerous sexual harassment and assault allegations.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Number of defectors from N.Korea falls
Seoul, Oct 15 (IANS) The number of North Koreans fleeing the isolated country to South Korea dropped almost 15 per cent in the first nine months of 2017, according to figures released on Sunday.
2017-10-15
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Katie Price cancels show over 'urgent family matter'
Manchester, Oct 15 (IANS) TV personality Katie Price cancelled an appearance here because of an "urgent family matter" involving one of her children.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
70 international observers to oversee Venezuela elections
Caracas, Oct 15 (IANS) Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) Director Socorro Hernandez has announced that a group of 70 international observers will supervise Sunday's regional elections.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
China's liquor brand signs MoU with San Francisco
Guiyang, Oct 15 (IANS) In a bid to promote bilateral cooperation in trade, investment, culture and tourism, China's top alcohol brand Kweichow Moutai has signed an MoU with a visiting San Francisco government delegation.
2017-10-15
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Morocco arrests 11 IS-linked suspects
Rabat, Oct 15 (IANS) Moroccan security services have arrested 11 people with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) group, the Interior Ministry announced in a statement.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Malta,Terrorism
Kendall keeping new beau 'at arm's length'
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) Model-reality TV star Kendall Jenner reportedly does not want a serious relationship with basketball player Blake Griffin.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gaza under mandate of Palestinian consensus government: Official
Gaza, Oct 15 (IANS) A senior official of the Islamic Hamas movement has said the Gaza Strip is now under the mandate of the Palestinian consensus government of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
Mexico quakes: 39 people still hospitalised
Mexico City, Oct 15 (IANS) A total of 39 people remain hospitalised, 11 of them in serious condition, following the September earthquakes in Mexico, the Health Secretariat said.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
(AUTO RELEASE) Blake Lively gets hurt while performing ballet
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) Actress Blake Lively wrecked her knee while performing ballet on TV show "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon".
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US-led forces transfer IS militants from Raqqa to Deir al-Zour
Damascus, Oct 15 (IANS) Dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants are being transferred under the protection of the US-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from the northern city of Raqqa towards Deir al-Zour province in eastern Syria, a media report said.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism
China has 'confidence to prevent systemic risks': Official
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) People's Bank of China (PBOC) Governor Zhou Xiaochuan has said that Beijing has the capacity and confidence to control systemic risks while maintaining steady growth.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Blake Lively gets hurts while performing ballet
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) Actress Blake Lively wrecked her knee while performing ballet on TV show "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon".
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mexico to reinforce earthquake alert system
Mexico City, Oct 15 (IANS) Mexico City will reinforce its earthquake alert system by installing between 800 and 1,000 new speakers on the streets, the government announced.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ethiopian Airlines eyes attracting more Chinese tourists: CEO
Addis Ababa, Oct 15 (IANS) Ethiopian Airlines is eyeing a bigger share of the Chinese tourists' market which at over 120 million is estimated to be the single largest tourist numbers globally.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Ethiopia,Business/Economy
Matt Damon reveals challenges about making sequels
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) Actor Matt Damon, who has been a part of five Bourne films, says making a sequel that people want to see is really challenging.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IMF hails upswing in global economic activity
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund has hailed the strength of the global economy at the close of the annual meetings of the World Bank Group and the IMF.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
BRI could better foster economic integration: Official
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) The Belt and Road Initiative could help deepen international cooperation in development and faster economic integration in the region, a Chinese official said.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
U-17 WC: Five detained for public nuisance
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Five people have been detained here for creating "public nuisance" outside the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, which is now hosting the Under-17 World Cup.
2017-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sarah Paulson joins cast of 'Bird Box'
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) Actress Sarah Paulson has joined the cast of Sandra Bullock's post-apocalyptic Netflix thriller "Bird Box".
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Four IS supporters detained in Russia
Moscow, Oct 15 (IANS) Four supporters of the Islamic State (IS) have been detained on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks in the country's Republic of Dagestan, Russia's NAC said.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Terrorism
Venezuela polls: Independent observers vouch for transparency
Caracas, Oct 15 (IANS) CEELA President Nicanor Moscoso has said its members are "satisfied" and "confident" that the regional elections to be held on Sunday across Venezuela will be carried out with "absolute transparency".
2017-10-15
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Michael B. Jordan receives death threats from fan
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) Actor Michael B. Jordan says he has received death threats from a crazed fan.
2017-10-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
C.P. Yogeshwar resigns from Congress
Bengaluru, Oct 15 (IANS) Karnataka MLA C.P. Yogeshwar has resigned from the Congress amid growing differences with the party leadership.
2017-10-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Russia confirms British Foreign Secretary's upcoming visit
Moscow, Oct 15 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will visit Moscow and both countries are preparing for it, the Russian Foreign Ministry said without giving the time frame.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Foreign IS militants still inside Syria's Raqqa: Report
Damascus, Oct 15 (IANS) Foreign fighters of the Islamic State (IS) group are still inside Syria's northern city of Raqqa, a monitor group reported.
2017-10-15
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
AIFW S/S'18: Day four showcases some of the finest creations, themes
Singh presented Collection "Barcode", the inspiration for which has been gathered from the barcodes which have been meticulously manipulated to give entire range a splendid look, while Bhanuni By Jyoti took inspiration from ikebana to present a collection that has emerged from love and need of the artist to create beautiful forms.
2017-10-15
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
CAB congratulates Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh on hoisting match
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) The Bengal-Chhatisgargh Ranji Trophy game on Sunday became a special one for both the sides - while it was the 100th first class match for both Manoj Tiwary and Ashoke Dinda, it was also the first home Ranji Trophy game for Chhatisgargh.
2017-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
BJP CEC meets to finalise Himachal candidates
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The BJP's Central Election Committee on Saturday met to finalise the names of its candidates for Himachal Pradesh assembly elections to be held on November 9.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Real Madrid top Getafe with late goal in La Liga
Getafe (Spain), Oct 14 (IANS) Real Madrid notched a 2-1 away win over Getafe in Spanish football league action on Saturday to take over second place provisionally and move within four points of FC Barcelona.
2017-10-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
RSS doesn't fully agree to cracker ban in Delhi
Bhopal, Oct 14 (IANS) The RSS does not fully agree with the Supreme Court ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi and National Capital Region this Diwali, a senior leader said on Saturday.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Environment/Wildlife
Bayern Munich thrash Freiburg 5-0
Munich, Oct 14 (IANS) Bayern Munich defeated SC Freiburg 5-0 in Bundesliga football action here Saturday to put pressure on league-leading Borussia Dortmund.
2017-10-14
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Fire at Ghazipur landfill, no casualty reported
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) A fire broke out at the Ghazipur landfill in east Delhi on Saturday evening, though no casualty was reported, a fire official said.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No let-up in Bengaluru rain havoc, 5 more dead
Bengaluru, Oct 14 (IANS) Five people, including two women, were killed and a dozen others injured since Friday as heavy monsoon rains continued to pound the city, wreaking havoc and flooding several localities, said a civic official on Saturday.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Gave 200% for 'Tumhari Sulu', says Vidya Balan
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who is all geared up for her upcoming "Tumhari Sulu", says that she has given her 200 per cent to the film and hailed it as one of the best scripts she came across in a long time.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mexico enter pre-quarters of U-17 World Cup
Guwahati, Oct 14 (IANS) Mexico advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup after playing a goalless draw against Chile here on Saturday.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
U-17 World Cup: England top Group F, Iraq runners-up
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) England underlined their title credentials with a classy 4-0 victory over Iraq to top Group F in a FIFA U-17 World Cup tie here at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan on Saturday.
2017-10-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Three children injured in Pakistan shelling on LoC in Poonch
Jammu, Oct 14 (IANS) Three children were injured on Saturday as Pakistan shelled Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said. Indian troops were retaliating.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Naseeruddin Shah interested in playing more negative characters
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah says he finds negative characters more attractive than good guys and that he is interested to play more such roles in future.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's position improved on Global Hunger Index: BJP
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday accused the Congress of "misleading" people on the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI), saying that India's position had rather improved.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education,Health/Medicine
U-17 World Cup: England thump Iraq 4-0
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) England topped Group F in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup after an emphatic 4-0 win over Iraq here on Saturday.
2017-10-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Societal platforms create level playing field for public good: Nilekani
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Looking at Aadhaar beyond as a unique digital identity, its architect Nandan Nilekani has advocated using its technology for public good, as societal platforms create a "level playing field".
2017-10-14
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Our new players were under pressure: Japan coach
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) Japan coach Yoshiro Moriyama said that resting nine of their regulars resulted in lack of coordination in the team. He said this after his boys were held 1-1 in the Group E FIFA Under-17 World Cup game against New Caledonia here on Saturday.
2017-10-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
CMs of Kerala, Delhi caution people against destructive forces
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday warned people against the forces trying to destroy the country's diversity and exhorted them to fight them.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Lok Sabha Speaker meets Russian Duma Chairman
St Petersburg, Oct 14 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan met Chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin on the margins of the 137th Session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) here, an official statement said on Saturday.
2017-10-14
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Diplomacy
RIFF 2017 was an amazing sweep of traditional music (Lead, correcting para one)
Jodhpur, Oct 14 (IANS) From Scotland to Spain, from Ghana to Germany, from France to here in India, the rustic charm of grassroots musicians is markedly different from the popular beats heard at famed music festivals across the globe.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Militancy has entered last phase in J&K: Jitendra Singh
Jammu, Oct 14 (IANS) Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Saturday that militancy has entered its last phase in Jammu and Kashmir and the militants are now on the run.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
Maharashtra seeks Rs 7,180 cr central aid for irrigation projects
Mumbai/New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor C. V. Rao on Saturday sought a financial assistance of Rs 7,180 crore to complete various irrigation projects in 14 districts prone to farmers suicides.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Proud of the way players overcame World Cup nerves: New Caledonia coach
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) With his wards picking up their first ever point in a FIFA World Cup, New Caledonia coach Dominique Wacalie on Saturday said he was proud of the way the players overcame nerves at playing such a top flight event to put up a spirited display against Japan in a Group E U-17 World Cup encounter here.
2017-10-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Congress says 175 more children have died in Gorakhpur hospital, demands Yogi's resignation
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday said that many more deaths of children have taken place in Gorakhpur's BRD Hospital that has been in the news for the deaths of infants and children since August and demanded the resignation of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and a probe into the deaths.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
BJP not anti-women, says Sushma, criticises Rahul for RSS remarks
Ahmedabad, Oct 14 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday slammed the opposition for terming the BJP an "anti-women party" and also criticized Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his comment that women played second fiddle in the RSS.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
AAP protests against Metro fare hike at Union Minister's residence
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday held a march to protest against the Delhi Metro fare hike which culminated at Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan's residence here.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Played most complex character in 'The Hungry': Tisca Chopra
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Actress Tisca Chopra, playing a pivotal role in the film 'The Hungry', says her character is quite "dark and complex", adding that working on a Shakespearian piece was on her wish list as an actor.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over-nationalistic attitudes undermine conflict resolution mechanisms: Navy chief
Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) While solutions to traditional maritime security challenges can only be resolved through established conflict resolution mechanisms, Indian Navy chief Sunil Lanba on Saturday said that "narrow and over-nationalistic" attitudes tend to undermine them.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Modi to dedicate All India Institute of Ayurveda to nation on Oct 17
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate next week India's first All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) that is aimed to bring in synergy between the traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and modern diagnostic tools and technology.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delectable festive treats with a modern twist
Gurugram, Oct 14 (IANS) The much awaited festive season is almost here. Keeping with the spirit of the festivities, a creative workshop here brought a modern twist to the celebrations.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Haryana,National,Human Interest/Society
Delhi's air quality worsens, to stay 'very poor' for 48 hours
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) With north-westerly winds blowing into Delhi from neighbouring states, air quality in the national capital worsened on Saturday and is set to remain 'very poor' over the next 48 hours.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
VM: U-17 World Cup: Japan enter pre-quarters
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) New Caledonia rode skipper Jekob Jeno's late strike to hold Japan 1-1 in a Group E match but the Asian outfit advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup encounter here on Saturday.
2017-10-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,FIFA U-17 World Cup
Athletic Bilbao stun Sevilla in La Liga
Bilbao (Spain), Oct 14 (IANS) Athletic Bilbao defeated Sevilla 1-0 on Saturday in the eighth round of the La Liga football championship.
2017-10-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Manchester United snatch one point after draw against Liverpool
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Manchester United snatched a precious point on Saturday after an away 0-0 draw against Liverpool in the English Premier League (EPL) football championship's eighth round.
2017-10-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Modi, Nitish share stage, Modi lays foundation of Rs 3,700 cr projects (Roundup)
Patna/Mokama, Oct 14 (IANS) Sharing a public platform with Nitish Kumar for the first time after the coming together of JD-U and BJP over two months ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he and the Bihar Chief Minister would take the state to new heights of development even as he announced that infrastructure projects of Rs 53,000 crore were underway or completed in the state.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Iqbal Kaskar, two others sent to judicial custody in extortion case
Thane (Maharashtra), Oct 14 (IANS) Mafia operative Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar and two other associates were sent to judicial custody for 14 days in an extortion case in which his two brothers - fugitive don Dawood and Anees - are also co-accused, an official said here on Saturday.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sahara lawyer says SEBI misled SC on auction process
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Sahara on Saturday said that the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has misled the Supreme Court as it has blamed Sahara for obstructing the auction process of Aamby Valley.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
40 killed in Mogadishu bomb blast
Mogadishu, Oct 14 (IANS) At least 40 persons were killed and several injured in a deadly bomb explosion near a popular hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Saturday, the police said.
2017-10-14
Category: International, Somalia,Terrorism
Incredible India in pictures
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) An artist's drive to seek out the untapped profundity behind the surface of the banal transforms mental pictures into spectacular works of art. Sanjay Bhattacharya's ongoing show here vividly reflects this ardour of an artist's mind.
2017-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books