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I feel humbled: to be published in India: American yoga exponent Eddie Stern
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Eddie Stern who has been teaching yoga in New York for the last quarter of a century, after being trained by an eminent guru in India, says he is humbled by the publication of his book on the discipline in this country.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
ED attaches assets worth Rs 10 cr in K'taka ponzi case
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Friday that it has attached assets worth over Rs 10 crore of a Bengaluru-based firm in connection with an alleged 'Islamic banking or halal investment' ponzi scam case.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AASU calls three-day mass satyagraha against CAA
Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) The All Assam Students Union (AASU), which is spearheading the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests, on Friday called a three-day mass satyagraha in all district headquarters of the state from December 16.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
UN human rights chief concerned over citizenship law
United Nations, Dec 13 (IANS) The UN Human Rights head has expressed concern over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), but said that "the goal of protecting persecuted groups is welcome."
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
States will have to implement CAA: MHA officials
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) While five non-BJP ruled states are making grandiose noises about not implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Home Ministry has in no ambiguous terms snubbed the rhetoric as "political posturing".
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ED attaches properties worth Rs 20 cr of Rajasthan-based firm
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Friday that it has attached properties to the tune of Rs 20 crore of a Rajasthan-based company and its promoters in connection with its probe into an alleged bank loan fraud.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
63 Moons lawsuit: HC gives PC, others 4 weeks to respond
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Friday asked senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, former Forward Market Commission (FMC) Chairman Ramesh Abhishek and serving bureaucrat K.P. Krishnan to file their statements in the the Rs 10,000 crore damage suit filed by 63 Moons Technologies within four weeks.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
No proposal to shift state capital: Andhra minister
Amaravati, Dec 13 (IANS) Clearing the air over the future of Amaravati as the capital of Andhra Pradesh, the YSR Congress Party government said on Friday that there is no proposal to shift the capital.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
NIA arrests mastermind of human trafficking gang
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Friday that it has arrested the mastermind of a human trafficking gang from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US House panel approves 2 scaled-down charges against Trump
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) A bitterly divided Judicial Committee voted on Friday to present two scaled-down charges against US President Donald Trump to the House of Representatives for impeaching him, setting in motion a historic process.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Anti-CAA protesters torch railway stations in Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Violence broke out in West Bengal on Friday against the Citizenship Amendment Act as also a possible NRC exercise as protesters vandalised and set fire to railway stations, and squatted on tracks and highways, disrupting train services and vehicular movements.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Anti-CAA protests in Hyderabad, other Telangana towns
Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Hyderabad and few other towns in Telangana on Friday witnessed protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
MP CM orders strict action against mafia
Bhopal, Dec 13 (IANS) Can the Madhya Pradesh government take its fight against organised crime to a logical conclusion?
2019-12-13
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Income tax, input tax credit refunds up: Revenue Secy
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Income Tax Department is now conducting complete faceless assessment and the refunds so far in this fiscal stood at Rs 1.57 lakh crore as compared to Rs 1.23 lakh crore in the previous fiscal, Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Messi's brilliance salvages the day for Kerala Blasters
Kochi, Dec 13 (IANS) There was no shortage of entertainment as Kerala Blasters FC and Jamshedpur played out a 2-2 draw in a Hero Indian Super League clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
MP govt under pressure to defy CAB, NRC
Bhopal, Dec 13 (IANS) The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh is under pressure from its legislators to follow the example set by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to reject the Centre's latest legislation on National Register of Citizens and Citizenship Amendment Act.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Nations look for compromise options on finance at UN climate talks
Madrid, Dec 13 (IANS) In the final hours of UN climate change negotiations named COP25 in this Spanish capital, countries on Friday were looking for compromise options on finance and the carbon credit market mechanism.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
CG Power investors should ask for new directors: InGovern
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Ahead of CG Power's annual general meeting (AGM), proxy advisory firm InGovern Research has said that investors of the company should seek appointment of a new set of directors on board.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC notice to Centre on plea for special force for courts
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre and state governments to furnish their responses on a plea seeking a specialised force to give "foolproof security" to all courts, judges, lawyers, litigants and witnesses in the country.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Record High: India's forex reserves rise to over $453 bn
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves continued their upward trajectory during the week ended December 6 and touched new record highs.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Slowdown: Nov YoY exports slips, imports fall over 12%
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Domestic and global slowdown along with lower crude oil prices heavily dented India's merchandise external trade as both export and import for November showed a downtrend.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jamia protestors demand complete roll back of CAA
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A march by Left-wing students of Jamia Millia Islamia university to Parliament turned violent on Friday after Delhi police, in a bid to stop the protest, lathi-charged the protestors.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How can you go against law of the land? Guv to Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Coming down heavily on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for saying that she would not allow the Citizenship Amendment Act to be implemented in her state, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday wondered how she could go against the law of the land which has been adhered to.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
China, US agree on text of phase one trade deal
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) China and the United States have agreed on the text of a phase one economic and trade agreement based on the principle of equality and mutual respect.
2019-12-13
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
More formal jobs created in FY 18: CEA
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Chief economic advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian on Friday said there has been a major change in the nature of employment in the country in 2017-18 compared to 2011-12.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP women MPs file complaint against Rahul Gandhi with EC
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) After a ruckus in the Lok Sabha over Rahul Gandhi's 'Rape in India' remark at a rally in Jharkhand, women Members of Parliament of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Union Minister Smriti Irani on Friday filed a complaint with the Election Commission seeking action against him.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC awards 30 grace marks in Haryana judicial exam
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday awarded 30 grace marks in two papers to candidates who took the exam for 107 posts of civil judge (junior division) in Haryana. The top court noted the marking in 2017 examination was strict.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
HC reserves order on Ratul Puri's bail cancellation
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday reserved its order on the petition filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) seeking cancellation of bail granted to businessman Ratul Puri in the AgustaWestland deal case.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
CAA: Bengal Governor appeals for peace
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Amid violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday appealed for peace and asked people to believe in the rule of law and the laws passed by Parliament.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Govt steps to boost consumption showing impact: CEA
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The government on Friday presented its own report card on the steps taken by it to tackle the slowdown with Chief Economic Advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian saying the measures taken by the government are showing impact and that there has been a record FDI inflows of $35 billion in the H1 of the current fiscal against $31 billion in the same period a year ago.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Security beefed up in Punjab along Pak border
Chandigarh, Dec 13 (IANS) Reviewing the security arrangements in the state's border districts in the light of heightened threat from Pakistan-based terrorists, Punjab Police chief Dinkar Gupta on Friday asked the police force to intensify checking along the border.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Glum-looking ex-speaker Bercow fodder for Twitter humour
London, Dec 13 (IANS) A glum-looking former Commons Speaker John Bercow became the butt of Twitterati humour as the Conservative Party led by Boris Johnson won a landslide victory in the UK general election.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Odisha CM felicitates winners of YATS 2019-20
Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitated top 20 winners of the 13th Edition of Tata Steel Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS) 2019-20 here on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
BJP leader attacked in Bengal, party blames Trinamool
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) A group of people attacked the car of West Bengal BJP general secretary Satyantan Basu on Friday at Bhupatinagar in East Midnapore district with sticks and stones. Basu said he sustained injury from broken pieces of glass from the car windows.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Over a dozen pleas filed in SC against new citizenship Act
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) More than a dozen petitions were moved in the Supreme Court on Friday challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
UN welcomes opening of Kartarpur Corridor
United Nations, Dec 13 (IANS) The UN General Assembly has welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, calling it a manifestation of interfaith harmony.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Religion
B'luru police bust gang growing marijuana in flower pots
Bengaluru, Dec 13 (IANS) The Bengaluru police central crime branch on Friday arrested a group of three drug peddlers for growing marijuana in flower pots inside a flat in the city, officials said.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three youth killed in Tripura road mishap
Agartala, Dec 13 (IANS) Three members of a family were killed in a road accident in northern Tripura on Friday, the police said.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More snow and rain in Himachal
Shimla, Dec 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destinations Kufri, Narkanda and Manali received more snowfall, pushing down the temperatures by several notches on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian design market has huge potential: Experts
Kochi, Dec 13 (IANS) Even while there is a huge shortage of qualified designers in the country, the market for design has huge potential, said experts of creative industries at the Kochi Design Week (KDW) being held here.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Art/Culture/Books
Nirbhaya case: Tihar execution chamber ready, curbs on convicts
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The secret shifting of Pawan Kumar Gupta, one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, from Mandoli jail to Tihar jail and restrictions on the other three convicts has sent shivers down the spines of all the four convicts.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre moots Article 371 in lieu of 370 for J&K
Srinagar, Dec 13 (IANS) A new dispensation may be afoot in Jammu & Kashmir with the Centre proposing granting of Article 371 as compensation for the abrogation of Article 370.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Kidnapping case: CBI raids locations in Delhi, Kolkata
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday carried out searches at several locations in Delhi and Kolkata in connection with kidnapping of a minor daughter from her mother and sending her to Dubai.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AASU: New law fails to protect rights of indigenous people
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The All Assam Students Union (AASU) on Friday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act, stating that due to the continued influx of illegal immigrants in Assam, the Centre has failed to protect the rights of the indigenous people of the state.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tourism sector in Rajasthan upset as govt slashes funds
Jaipur, Dec 13 (IANS) The tourism stakeholders in Rajasthan are upset with the funds for the tourism sector being slashed to Rs 114.45 crore for the year 2019-20 in the Congress government's budget. It was Rs 179.23 crore for the year 2018-19 under the earlier BJP government.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
CPM, Cong in Kerala to jointly protest against CAA on Monday
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13 (IANS) In a show of unity against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, traditional political rivals in Kerala - the ruling CPM-led Left and the Congress-led UDF - will stage a joint protest here on Monday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Happy to get back to Lord's as BCCI president: Ganguly
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Back at Lord's cricket ground for the first time as BCCI president, former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday went down memory lane, saying it was nice to be back here in a different capacity.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Delhi to sensitise students to respect women: Kejriwal (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that soon schools and colleges in the national capital will sensitise students to respect women.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala HC apologises to family of road accident victim
Kochi, Dec 13 (IANS) In a show of empathy, the Kerala High Court on Friday apologised to the family members of a 23-year-old youth who died on Thursday after his bike hit an iron barricade warning people of a hole and was run over by a truck.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Beyhadh 2': Shivin Narang shoots for 15 hours in water
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor Shivin Narang has recently shot a fight sequence in the water for the upcoming episode of "Beyhadh 2", and he had to remain in water for over 15 hours for that shot.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Goa Governor meets PM over Kalasa-Banduri project
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) Three days before the Congress is scheduled to stage a dharna in the national capital over the Union Environment Ministry's nod to Karnataka's Kalasa-Banduri water diversion project, Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and lobbied for the coastal state's case in the inter-state dispute over the waters of Mhadei river.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rakhi Sawant: Want to screen 'Mudda 370 J&K' for PM Modi, Amit Shah, Uddhav, Big B
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Rakhi Sawant says she would like to organise special screenings of "Mudda 370 J&K" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan, and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. The film, directed by her brother Rakesh Sawant, will be an informative experience for the audience as far as Article 370 goes, she added.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Leave aside politics, work for stringent law against rape'
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh on Friday said the Centre and the opposition should work constructively to check crimes against women and they should rise above politics to bring a more strict law and speed up the judicial system in cases of rape.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian products smuggled to Pak after changing labels
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) After Pakistan banned the import of Indian products, media reports reveal that now Indian products are being smuggled through the ports of other countries.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Kapil keeps lead with 68 in round two of golf meet
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhis Kapil Kumar kept his lead for the second day running with a roller-coaster four-under-68 at the ICC RCGC Open Golf Championship 2019 Powered by Bharat Benz, a TATA Steel PGTI event, being played at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Golf
Mamata announces statewide protests against citizenship law
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Reiterating that her government would not allow any NRC exercise or implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced statewide protests from Monday, saying that she will lead a rally from the base of B.R. Ambedkar's statue here.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Policy intervention in economy to continue when needed: FM
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday dismissed questions on a time period on the uptick probability of the economy amidst rising inflation and contracted factory output and second quarter GDP growth falling to 4.5% saying she would continue to intervene in the economy when and wherever needed.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC stays coercive action against Khurshid in trespass case
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday granted protection from any coercive action to senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid in an alleged trespassing offence of 2015.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sensex adds 428 pts over US-China trade deal (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Benchmark index Sensex closed near its life-time high on Friday after signs of easing US and China trade tension ignoring weak macroeconomic situation in the country.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Dilip Kumar honoured
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Legendary actor Dilip Kumar was honoured by the World Book of Records, London, on his 97th birthday earlier this week.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
30 more services in Delhi's Doorstep Delivery Scheme
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) People living in the national capital can now avail 30 more services at their doorstep, under the Doorstep Delivery Scheme, along with the existing 70 services.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Anti-CAA protesters torch railway stations in Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Violence broke out in West Bengal on Friday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) as also a possible NRC exercise in the state as protesters vandalised and set fire to railway stations, disrupting train services.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Video of Bangla Hindus crossing border fake: PIB
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Friday described a video doing the rounds on the Internet claiming that Bangladeshi Hindus crossing Indian borders post passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 as fake and said that the video was first uploaded on January 22, 2019.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'BJP may win 42 seats in Delhi if polls held now'
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The BJP which only won three of 70 seats in the national capital in the 2015 Assembly polls may get 42 seats this time if elections are conducted now, a survey said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Woman attempts suicide in Maharashtra's Mantralaya
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) A woman attempted to commit suicide by jumping off the fourth floor of Mantralaya, the state government headquarters, on Friday afternoon, officials said.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Netflix Christmas Special showing gay Jesus evokes ban demands
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A new Netflix Christmas Special titled "The First Temptation Of Christ", which shows Jesus Christ in a gay relationship and Mary as a weed-smoker, has angered millions all over the world, who have signed a petition demanding its withdrawal.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
N. India under widespread rainfall, dense fog conditions
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) There has been heavy rain and snowfall on Friday in the northern hilly states of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand under the influence of the western disturbance and its induced cyclonic circulation.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ganguly uses screenshot pic to wish Yuvi, fans say crop it
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) BCCI chief and former India Team skipper Sourav Ganguly posted on Twitter a screenshot of a picture of his with the then teammate Yuvraj Singh to wish the latter on his birthday, which did not quite amuse Twitter fans as they pointed out it was not even cropped.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Twitterati not amused over BJP MP's Sanskrit claim
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A day after BJP MP Ganesh Singh claimed in Parliament that speaking Sanskrit kept diabetes and cholesterol at bay, Twitterati posted sarcastic and funny responses.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shah's northeast visit put off, train services hit in Assam
Shillong/Agartala/Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shahs scheduled visit to Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh on December 15 to attend separate functions has been postponed in view of the "law and order situation in the region" following agitation against the citizenship law, officials said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Meghalaya,National
Yogi seeks Rs 11, stone for temple from each family
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday created a new controversy when he reportedly sought a contribution of Rs 11 and a stone from each family for construction of grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
I-League: East Bengal look to sustain momentum against TRAU
Kalyani, Dec 13 (IANS) Kolkata giants East Bengal (QEB) will be playing bottom-placed Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC without the services of star midfielder Jaime Santos Colado at the Kalyani Municipality Stadium on Saturday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Samsung to add $8 bn investment into Xian chip plant
Seoul, Dec 13 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. will invest an additional $8 billion into its memory chip plant in Xian, China, officials have confirmed, as the South Korean tech giant further expands its presence in the world's second largest economy.
2019-12-13
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Bug fix, new skin for select emojis in latest WhatsApp beta
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp has released a new beta that brings in a number of tweaks, includung a fix for a serious bug that caused the last version of WhatsApp beta for Android to crash for many users.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Manmohan invited to anniversary fete in MP
Bhopal, Dec 13 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee has invited former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Bhopal on December 17 to be the guest of honour for the celebrations to mark the completion of the Congress government's one year in the state. The idea apparently is to lend an edge to the attack on the NDA government at the Centre over the economic slowdown and growing unemployment.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
JK Tyre Orange 4X4 Fury set for MOCA, BODA showdown
Dambuk (Arunachal Pradesh), Dec 13 (IANS) Marabhum Offroaders Club of Arunachal and BODA will be the cynosure of all eyes as the 6th edition of the JK Tyre Orange 4X4 Fury gets underway here in the serene and quaint Dambuk Valley.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,Sports,Motorsports
England leave Root out of T20 squad for South Africa tour
London, Dec 13 (IANS) England Test captain Joe Root was on Friday dropped from the squad for the three T20 internationals in South Africa.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Now, Namita Gokhale writes on Jaipur
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Author of 18 works of fiction and non-fiction, Namita Gokhale's upcoming novel, "Jaipur Journals", is set against the backdrop of the vibrant and multilingual Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF). The metafictional novel is an ode to literature and will be published by Penguin Random House India under its prestigious Viking imprint.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Attack minded ATK, FC Goa to clash
Margao (Goa), Dec 13 (IANS) What do you expect when two of the most attacking sides in the Hero Indian Super League lock horns with each other? Plenty of action, drama and definitely goals. Thats all probably a certainty as FC Goa hosts ATK at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Saturday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
EU agrees to become carbon neutral by 2050
Madrid, Dec 13 (IANS) European Union leaders meeting in Brussels have agreed to make the 28-member bloc carbon neutral by 2050.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Onion prices: Centre keeping close vigil, says FM
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that the Central government is closely monitoring onion prices which have exponentially shot up recently.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
I&B, expenditure secys figure in bureaucratic reshuffle
New Delhi, 13 Dec (IANS) The most noticeable of the eight transfers and postings in Friday's bureaucratic reshuffle relates to the department of higher education in the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD).
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mulling common code of conduct in LS, Assemblies: Birla
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday said that an initiative has been taken to frame a 'common code of conduct' for the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies while aiming for "healthy discussions" during sessions.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MP CM orders strict action against mafia
Bhopal/Indore, Dec 13 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, during a meeting with senior police and civil administration officers, asked them to rid the state of mafiosi.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt says committed to doubling farmers' income by 2022
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Amid slow pace of economic growth, it might be a challenging task for the government to achieve the target of doubling farmers' income in the next three years, but the government says it is moving in the right direction to achieve the goal within the time-frame.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Call off GB meeting or face consequences: Govt to AICF
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) In a set back to All India Chess Federation (AICF) President P.R. Venketrama Raja, the Central government on Friday directed to cancel the urgent general body meeting called by him here on December 14.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Kavita Seth feels blessed to help society through her music
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Sufi singer Kavita Seth is all set to perform for a noble cause at the fundraising concert "Nirvana", to create awareness about leprosy among people.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mamata backs anti-CAA protests in Assam, NE
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Alleging there was "unrest throughout the nation", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday backed the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests in Assam, Tripura and other north eastern states, and expressed concern over the legislation's impact on the country's relations with neighbouring Bangladesh.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Deepika bags award for mental health awareness
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone has been honoured by the 26th Annual Crystal Award for raising mental health awareness. She is the only Indian actress to featured in Davos 2020 winners list.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Slowdown: Nov YoY exports down, imports fall over 12%
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Domestic and global slowdown along with lower crude oil prices heavily dented India's external trade as both exports and imports for November showed a downward trend.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
New dish gets Twitter responses dripping in humour
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Foodies love to experiment with what they eat, though it may not go well for others.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
PhonePe crosses 5bn transactions, grows 5X in one year
Bengaluru, Dec 13 (IANS) Digital payments platform PhonePe on Friday announced that it has crossed 5 billion transactions on its app.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Nirbhaya convicts should hang at the earliest: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday demanded that the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case should be hanged at the earliest.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Inaamulhaq: Polarisation a strategy to distract people from real issues
Lonavala, Dec 13 (IANS) Violence has erupted in parts of the country owing to the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), and Bollywood actor Inaamulhaq feels this is a strategy by politicians to distract the common people from real issues such as development, economic growth, education, and healthcare. Importantly, such unrest tampers with the essential idea of India, which is inclusive in nature.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Maharashtra villagers raise banner of revolt against Maoists
Nagpur, Dec 13 (IANS) For a change, scores of tribal inhabitants of the remote Kangadi village in Gadchiroli have raised a banner of revolt against Maoists active in the region, an official said here on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Terrorism
Opposition challenges Kerala FM to debate on state finances
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition on Friday asked state Finance Minister Thomas Issac for an open debate as it came out with a white paper on the state's finances.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Human speech 20mn years older than previously thought
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Human speech is nearly 20 million years older than previously thought and it actually evolved at a time when our common ancestor lived with monkey, who presumably had the capacity to produce vowel sounds, say French researchers.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Govt's stimulus report highlights FDI inflow, support to NBFCs
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Finance Ministry on Friday presented a status report on the impact of the recently announced stimulus measures, highlighting that inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) reached a record level during the April-June period, among other things.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
I-T dept tax refunds up at Rs 1.57 lakh cr: Revenue Secy
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Income Tax Department has issued tax refunds of Rs 1.57 lakh crore till December 11, Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BWF Tour Finals: Sindhu logs consolation win, beats Bingjiao
Guangzhou, Dec 13 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu scripted a consolation victory over China's He Bingjiao in the third Group A match to end her campaign on a high at the year-ending BWF World Tour Final here on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Can non-BJP CMs thwart Citizenship Act's nationwide rollout?
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) On Friday, in a packed hall at the Indian Women's Press Corps in New Delhi, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath alleged that the newly-amended Citizenship Act was an attempt by the BJP-ruled Centre to change the narrative by "design".
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Many media personnel hurt in Jamia students' stir
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Several media personnel were abused, thrashed and their cameras were broken by protestors outside Jamia Millia Islamia university as the students' march to Parliament was foiled by the police on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
D/N Test: Taylor holds fort but Oz in driver's seat after Day 2
Perth (Australia), Dec 13 (IANS) Bowlers dominated Day 2 of the first Test between Australia and New Zealand at the Perth Stadium. Ross Taylor's resilience has given the visitors hopes of not having to follow-on, but Australia are firmly in the driver's seat in the Test having blown away the Kiwi top-order in the final session. New Zealand ended the day on 109/5, trailing Australia by 307 runs.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Chimpanzees seen dancing like human conga-line for 1st time
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Two chimpanzees housed in a zoo in the US have sparked the question about how human dance evolved after they were observed performing a duo dance-like behaviour, similar to a human conga-line.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delay in renewing defence land lease led to loss of Rs 27 cr: CAG
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delay caused by the Ministry of Defence in taking decision for renewal of leases of defence land has incurred a loss of Rs 27.42 crore to the exchequer, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) finds in its report on Union Government (Defence Services)-Army, sources in the Rajya Sabha said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jamia students' march turns violent
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A march by Left-wing students belonging to Jamia Millia Islamia university to Parliament turned violent on Friday
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
New Uber initiatives to empower women, youth in India
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) In a bid to make daily commute safer for women in India, ride hailing giant Uber on Friday launched a new campaign for Uber Auto which also aims to empower the female riders with seamless shared mobility solutions.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Decoded! Why some causal drinkers turn into heavy alcoholic
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) Don't just blame it on his friends if your hubby has suddenly started drinking more in recent times as scientists have now discovered neurons in a specific brain region that might be responsible for triggering sudden uptick in alcohol consumption.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Physics prof wins Twitter hearts over his teaching method
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A video clipping of a septuagenarian Physics professor practically demonstrating different concepts in the subject to his students in the classroom got the Twitterati all amused and full of praise for the out-of-the-box teaching method.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Star Sports announces special programming for IPL 2020 auction
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) After a successful and nail-biting IPL 2019, the much-awaited cricketing tournament of the year is back with the auctions. Star Sports, India's leading sports broadcaster and global rights holder of the IPL has planned unmatched viewing experience for fans that includes live expert reactions and analysis, including all the live developments from the auction room.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Budget likely on Feb 1, survey on Jan 31: Sources
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Budget for 2020-21 may be presented on February 1 and the Economic Survey is likely to be on January 31, Finance Ministry sources said.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Taylor Swift slams 'toxic male privilege'
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift has slammed "toxic male privilege" during her Billboard Woman of the Decade speech.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Baalveer' cast happy as show makes it to Google's global list
Mumbai, Dec 13 IANS) "Baalveer" finds a spot among the top 10 most-searched TV shows in Google's global list of 2019, and its lead actors Pavitra Punia and Dev Joshi are super happy.
2019-12-13
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bengaluru: Allot 60% signage to Kannada or pay penalty
Bengaluru, Dec 13 (IANS) All commercial establishments in Bengaluru should inscribe at least 60 per cent of their signboards in Kannada by December 30, failing which a penalty will be levied, an official said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
WT20 on mind as India gear up for WI ODIs, says Bharat Arun
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) Even though India will now play West Indies in a three-match ODI series, the preparation is still very much on for the World T20 in Australia in 2020 and that is exactly what bowling coach Bharat Arun said two days ahead of the opening ODI and said that the idea is to have the best possible resources going into the showpiece event.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Microsoft unveils its next gaming console 'Xbox Series X'
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) Microsoft's next-generation gaming console, formerly known as Project Scarlett, has been officially unveiled as the Xbox Series X and will hit the shelves in the holiday 2020.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
World leaders tweet congratulatory messages to Johnson
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) World leaders tweeted congratulatory messages on Friday as UK's Boris Johnson led his Conservative Party to its biggest victory since Margaret Thatcher's in the 1987 polls.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Tahira Kashyap's new short film 'Pinni' is 'straight from the heart'
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Author-filmmaker Tahira Kashyap describes her upcoming short film "Pinni" as a sweet story, adding that the effort came straight from her heart.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
A Fast & Furious game is coming to PS4, Xbox One in 2020
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) A Fast and the Furious video game called Fast & Furious Crossroads is coming to PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM in May 2020.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Smartphones in bed can ruin your sex life for sure
London, Dec 13 (IANS) The heavy use of smartphones is affecting our state of mind and now, the devices are ruining the sex lives of people too, a new study has found.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Amid JNU ruckus, HRD secy Subramaniam shifted
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) In a significant bureaucratic reshuffle, Higher Education Secretary R. Subramaniam has been shunted out of the HRD Ministry to the Ministry of Social Justice.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tehelka case: HC cautions court on victim's questioning
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) The Bombay High Court in Goa has directed a trial court hearing the rape case against former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal to not entertain "irrelevant and extraneous questioning" of the victim.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Advocacy group: CAA is planned and pro-Hindutva
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghathan, an organisation that works for the Right to Information (RTI) and other schemes, on Friday lashed out at the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
LS registers 116% productivity, session ends on sour note
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The winter session of the Lok Sabha registered 116 per cent productivity, one of the highest compared to the previous monsoon session, and broke many records, but concluded on a sour note on Friday due to an uproar following Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's "Rape in India" remark.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Anti-terror drill to be conducted during 'Exercise Indra'
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) The Indo-Russian tri-services drill 'Exercise Indra', will see a joint anti-terror drill with the head of the Russian armed forces contingent for the exercise Major General O Tsekov saying that international terrorism is the common enemy in the 21st century.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
We oppose the new citizenship law: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said he and his party are against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which has now become a law, saying they oppose it.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Justin Bieber's new album on 'struggles' aims for early 2020 release
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber has been posting what appears to be an album teaser on social media.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rakhi Vijan: Good comedy happens on TV now
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Rakhi Vijan, popular as Sweety from the nineties sitcom "Hum Paanch", feels good comedy is happening on the small screen now.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Salman Khan's dad Salim 'never trusted' his scripts
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Salman Khan says his father and famous screenwriter, Salim Khan, never trusted the superstar's scripts.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jairam Ramesh moves SC against Citizenship Amendment Act
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Friday moved the Supreme Court challenging validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act, alleging that it is a brazen attack on the core fundamental rights envisaged under the Constitution.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Govt's stimulus report card says FDI inflow at record level
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Finance Ministry on Friday presented a status report on the impact of the recently announced stimulus measures and said that FDI inflows rose exponentially during the first half of the fiscal FY19-20.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Mardaani 2': Rani rocks in topical film (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)
"Mardaani 2"; Cast: Rani Mukerji, Vishal Jethwa, Shruti Bapna, Rajesh Sharma; Direction: Gopi Puthran; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2019-12-13
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Samsung's Galaxy Fold 2 to use UTG display: Report
Seoul, Dec 13 (IANS) Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is expected to feature an Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) display panel, which would fix some of the issues the original Fold had, namely the durability.
2019-12-13
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Delay in setting up defence varsity raises cost by 914%: CAG
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) There delay in setting up of Indian National Defence University (INDU) in Haryana's Gurugram will cost the exchequer an increase of 914 per cent in cost, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) finds in its report on Union Government (Defence Services)-Army, sources in Rajya Sabha said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Odisha CM says will not implement NRC: Muslim delegation
Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 (IANS) A Muslim delegation on Friday said that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has assured them that the state government will not implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2019-12-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
No comments on 'stagflation': Sitharaman
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday denied to comment 'stagflation', saying that "I have heard of the narrative going on and I have no comments to make."
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ignore Pankaja Munde, says BJP-supported RS MP
Pune (Maharashtra), Dec 13 (IANS) Prominent realtor Sanjay Kakade, a Bharatiya Janata Party-supported Rajya Sabha MP, on Friday asked the party to simply ignore former minister Pankaja Munde-Palwe as she has no support base left in her own stronghold of Beed.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
You never know: Crespo on coaching clubs in India
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) In his third visit to India, former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo on Friday hinted that he is open to coaching a football club in India if there is a good offer.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Emotionally intelligent students get better grades
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) It's not enough to be smart and hardworking and students must also be able to understand and manage their emotions -- a skill known as emotional intelligence -- to do better at school than their less skilled peers as measured by test scores, says a study.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Australia,Education,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jamia students' march to Parliament foiled by police
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi Police on Friday evening lathicharged students outside Jamia Millia Islamia and also used tear gas in a bid to scatter the agitating students who were marching to Parliament to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 which has now become a law after being passed in both houses of Parliament.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NSEL: HC directs PC, others to file statement in 4 weeks
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Friday asked Congress leader P. Chidambaram, former Forward Market Commission (FMC) Chairman Ramesh Abhishek and serving bureaucrat K.P. Krishnan to file their statements in the the Rs 10,000 crore damage suit by 63 Moons Technologies within four weeks.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
CWI President welcomes Bravo's availability for Windies T20s
St John's (Antigua), Dec 13 (IANS) Dwayne Bravos announcement that he has ended his retirement from International Twenty 20 cricket has been welcomed by Ricky Skerritt, President of Cricket West Indies. Bravo said on Friday that he will be available for West Indies selection, in 2020, the year of the next ICC T20 World Cup in Australia.
2019-12-13
Category: India, St John ,Sports,Cricket
SL 282/6 as truncated Day 3 called off in Rawalpindi
Rawalpindi, Dec 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka were 282/6 at the end of Day 3 of their first Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi. Overnight showers and bad light meant that just over five overs were possible in a Test that has been hit by delays due to the weather.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Our players should learn from Kohli: WI assistant coach
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) West Indies assistant coach Roddy Estwick on Friday said their young players should learn from India skipper Virat who is the "benchmark" of hard work.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
'Soldiers deprived of snow glasses, boots, requisite food'
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Indian Army troops do not have snow glasses and multi-purpose boots to wear and requisite sanctioned food to eat in high altitude areas in Siachen and Ladakh, thus exposing them to inclement weather causing ailments due to extreme cold conditions, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said in a report.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Twitterati pleased over film on Balakot air strike
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Twitterati gave a big thumbs-up to the news that Bollywood producers Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain and Pragya Kapoor will collaborate for a new film based on the 2019 Balakot air strike.#SanjayLeelaBhansali trended on Twitter.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Madras HC turns down CBI probe into IITM student's death
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Friday turned down a plea seeking CBI probe into the suicide of Fathima Latheef, who was a student at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM).
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
9 members of 2 families commit suicide in TN
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) Nine members of two different families in Tamil Nadu's Villupuram and Dindigul districts committed suicide, police said.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Andhra Assembly passes Bill for death to rapists
Amaravati, Dec 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Friday unanimously passed two Bills, providing death penalty for rapists in cases where there is conclusive evidence and for stringent punishment in cases of other sexual offences against women and children.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Twitter users joke over noodles dish pic
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A Twitter user's post on a dish made of instant noodles and orange wedges elicited funny responses from fellow users.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Government must get out of business: Amit Khanna
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) What is striking about Amit Khanna is not just the fact that he has been part of the entire media spectrum -- television, films, radio, print, studio head, besides being part of policy making, but that he refuses to wear any stars on the shoulders.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Uneasy calm in Guwahati, buses off roads
Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) The Army and paramilitary forces conducted flag marches in Guwahati and some other districts as public transport remained off the roads and an uneasy calm prevailed in Assam on Friday, a day after two people died during violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which is now a law after the President's assent.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Assam,National
CM should have sacked me: BJP rebel Saryu Rai
Ranchi, Dec 13 (IANS) Rebel BJP leader Saryu Rai on Friday resigned as Jharkhand Food and Civil Supply Minister and handed over his resignation to Governor Draupdi Murmu.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Delhi schools to sensitise students on women safety: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that the schools in the national capital will sensitise students on women safety, and urged females to do the same in their homes.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
After row, Pune theatre fest group spikes 'diktat'
Pune (Maharashtra), Dec 13 (IANS) After a massive furore in theatre, films and creative circles, a Pune-based organisation has withdrawn its two-day old 'diktat' banning college students from depicting 'sensitive topics' at its mega theatre competition in February, a top organiser said here on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
NCW slams Rahul Gandhi on rape remarks
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma has slammed Rahul Gandhi for his "rape in India" remark.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Apple Arcade introduces 'Ultimate Rivals' sports game
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) Apple has revealed "Ultimate Rivals" from Bit Fry Game Studios, a new sports game franchise that brings together athletes across hockey, basketball, football, baseball and soccer into a single officially licensed video game, a first in sports and gaming.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Why exercise won't help most women suffering from migraine
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Despite doctors recommending regular aerobic exercise to prevent migraine, physical exercise can actually be a trigger of migraine attacks for most women because of "anxiety sensitivity" in them, find researchers.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rahul Gandhi has no sense: Minister
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Friday hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his "rape in India" remark and sought the party's apology on his behalf because he "doesn't have sense".
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: $35 bn FDI inflow in Apr-Jun FY20 against $31 bn YoY: CEA
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2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,
Khalilzad holds talks with Pak's Qureshi on Afghan peace
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad held talks with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi here Friday on the Afghan peace process, officials said.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Rohingya refugees in Hyderabad stare at uncertain future
Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Rohingya refugees living in Hyderabad are a worried lot amid growing threat of deportation in the wake of passing of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill by the Parliament and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2019-12-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Twitterati gush over Rani Mukerji's performance in Mardani2
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji has wowed the Twitterati with her performance in Gopi Puthran-directed 'Mardaani 2' movie that was released on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
China to commit to trade deal if 'mutually beneficial'
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) The Chinese government on Friday said that it was "committed" to reach an agreement to resolve its trade dispute with the US only if it was "mutually beneficial" for both sides.
2019-12-13
Category: International, China,Politics
Udhayanidhi Stalin, others detained for protest against CAA
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) The youth wing secretary of DMK Udhayanidhi Stalin and around 500 party workers were detained by police when they held a demonstration against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) here on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
'Rape in India': No question of apology: Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday refused to apologise over his "rape in India" remark during an election rally in Jharkhand and hit out at the government saying this was "merely an excuse" for them to divert attention from the main issue.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US law firm's plaint not uncommon: Infosys
Mumbai/Bengaluru, Dec 13 (IANS) Software major Infosys on Friday said it was not uncommon for law firms to solicit plaintiffs in a lawsuit.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Trump tweets about Thunberg, she changes her Twitter bio
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Two days after Swedish climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg was nominated Time magazine's 2019 'Person of the Year', US President Donald Trump waded into controversy by tweeting about the 16-year-old activist. And the activist cheekily responded by using part ofTrump's tweet in her twitter bio-data.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Scientists map winds in Mar's upper atmosphere for first time
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Using data from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft, researchers have created the first-ever map of wind circulation in the upper atmosphere of Mars.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
You never know: Hernan Crespo on coaching clubs in India
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) In his third visit to India, former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo on Thursday hinted that he is open to coaching a football club in India if there is a good offer.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Indian-origin politicians win big in UK polls
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Indian-origin politicians, from both the ruling Conservative and the opposition Labour parties, have won big in the UK general election.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Internet down in two UP districts after protests
Aligarh/Saharanpur, Dec 13 (IANS) Internet services have been shut down in Aligarh and Saharanpur following large-scale protests over the new citizenship law after Friday prayers.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Japan PM's Guwahati visit off for now: MEA
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday confirmed that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's meeting in Guwahati with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi "is not happening now".
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
No minor illegally detained in Kashmir: SC quotes HC report
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday said the Juvenile Justice Committee of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has found no substance in the allegations of the illegal detention of children by security forces.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
PM Modi, netizens pay tributes to Parliament attack martyrs
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A host of dignitaries led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the netizens who paid homage to the martyrs of the 2001 terrorist attack on Parliament. #ParliamentAttack trended on the social media platform, garnering 6,489 tweets.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cong yet to approve Siddaramaiah, Gundu Rao's resignations
Bengaluru, Dec 13 (IANS) The All India Congress Committee (AICC) is yet to approve the resignations of Karnataka opposition leader Siddaramaiah and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Dinesh Gundu Rao, a party spokesperson said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Will join hands with Kerala govt against CAA: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13 (IANS) The Congress-led Opposition in Kerala on Friday announced that it will join hands with the Kerala government, and all like-minded parties in the state, who are against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Ratul Puri gets bail in MoserBaer fraud case
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi Court on Friday grants bail to bizman Ratul Puri in the MoserBaer money laundering case.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akshay gifts onion earrings to wife Twinkle
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Authour-producer Twinkle Khanna, who is known for her wit and humour, recently took a dig at the rising prices of onions in India.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
First Gayle, then Pollard: Top run-getters in T20 cricket
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard has reached the second spot in the list of highest run-getters in T20 cricket.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Revise personal I-T slabs upwards: Ficci to govt
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Indian industry has renewed its demand for income tax benefits to push up consumption in the upcoming 2020-21 General Budget. The government should consider revising upwards the direct income tax slabs for individuals, FICCI has said.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Google Assistant's interpreter mode comes to smartphones
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) Interpreter mode, the real-time translation tool is now rolling out to Assistant for Android and iOS users.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kendall Jenner mocks sister Kylie's inflated lips
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Reality TV personality and model Kendall Jenner has made fun of her sister Kylie Jenner's lips in a fake make-up tutorial.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Man jumps in front of Delhi Metro train, dies
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A 33-year-old man died on Friday after he jumped in front of a Delhi Metro train at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium metro station, police said.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Microsoft hiring people for Pentagon Cloud project: Report
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Undeterred by Amazon's lawsuit, Microsoft is going the whole hog on recruiting people for the prestigious $10 billion Pentagon Cloud project it won despite Amazon Web Services (AWS) being the favourite.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Technology
SC says Sabarimala tradition age-old, no order on women's plea
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to pass an order on a plea by two women -- Bindu and Fathima -- to allow them entry into the Sabarimala temple, but Bindu said she is not seeing it in a negative way.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Messi special, Maradona from another planet: Hernan Crespo
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Hailing Lionel Messi as one of the five 'kings' in the history of world football, former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo on Friday said that the six-time Ballon d'Or winner does not need to win a World Cup to be touted as the best of his generation.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Deadlock in UN talks on climate finance
Madrid, Dec 13 (IANS) As the two-week long hectic UN climate change talks head to close with outcomes inadequate to address the climate emergency, negotiators and envoys on Friday are apprehensive of the increasingly contentious topics like climate finance -- a support to developing countries, including India.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Spain,International
Cong to march in Delhi against crimes on women
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) In a bid to call attention to the rising crimes against women, the Congress' women's wing will organise a march in the national capital on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RS adjourned sine die, records 100% productivity this session
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The last day of the historic 250th session of the Rajya Sabha witnessed interruptions and uproar forcing the Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu to adjourn the House twice, but it recorded nearly 100 per cent productivity during this session.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shah's Shillong visit put off, train services hit in Assam
Shillong/Agartala/Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah's scheduled visit to Shillong on December 15 to attend a function in North-Eastern Police Academy (NEPA), has been postponed in view of the "law and order situation in the region" following agitation against the new citizenship law, officials said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Meghalaya,National
Sensex nears life-time high despite stagflation fears
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) India's benchmark index Sensex traded near its life-time highs on Friday after signs of easing in US and China trade tension. The Sensex hit an intraday high of 41,030.92 -- a little over 100 points away from a record high of 41,163.79.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Valves for Kudankulam N-power plants ready: Rosatom
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) Russia's nuclear power plant maker Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) on Friday said it has completed the manufacturing of valves for 1,000 MW Units 3 and 4 coming up in Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Delhi schools to teach boys not to misbehave with females
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi government schools will soon make its male students take a pledge to behave properly with the opposite gender, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Stimac cannot turn wood into gold, says ATK assistant coach Sen
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) India football coach Igor Stimac might be under the pump after the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) Technical Committee, headed by Shyam Thapa, expressed its displeasure over the team's performance against Bangladesh and Afghanistan. But after former India skipper Bhaichung Bhutia, current ATK assistant coach Sanjoy Sen has come out in support of the head coach, saying that Stimac must be given time.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Amanda Bynes sparks concern after fleeing sober house
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Amanda Bynes has sparked concern after she suddenly "fled" a sober living facility which she called home.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Harry Styles' new album 'Fine Line' out now
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles' highly-anticipated album, "Fine Line", is now available.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
NZ eruption: Search for final 2 bodies to resume on Sat
Wellington, Dec 13 (IANS) A search operation to retrieve the last two bodies remaining on the Whakaari/White Island are expected to continue on Saturday, after six bodies were recovered from the volcano on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Huawei set to narrow gap with Samsung in smartphone shipments
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) Chinese telecom and smartphone giant Huawei is set to narrow the gap with the world's largest smartphone maker -- Samsung, in terms of market share even as the South Korean major is widely expected to grab the highest market share of 21.3 per cent in 2019, a new report has said.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
After furore, Pune theatre group spikes 'diktat'
Pune (Maharashtra), Dec 13 (IANS) After a massive outcry in theatre and creative circles, a Pune-based organisation has withdrawn its two-day old 'diktat' banning college students from depicting 'sensitive topics' at its mega competition scheduled in Feb, a top organiser said here on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Panther finally caught in Jaipur after 21-hour search
Jaipur, Dec 13 (IANS) After a frantic search of around 21 hours, the forest department finally caught the panther on Friday from the Lal Kothi area in Rajasthan's Jaipur, where it was tranquillised and put in a cage.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Sitharaman ranks 34th in Forbes' powerful women list
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is more powerful than New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, British Queen Elizabeth II and US President Donald Trump's daughter and Advisor Ivanka Trump, according to the "World's most powerful women" rankings by US magazine Forbes.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indian, Russian navies conducting joint tri-services exercise
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) Indra-2019, a tri-services exercise being conducted jointly by the Indian and Russian navies off Goa, will further strengthen relations between the two armed forces and enable them to undertake joint operations in a cohesive manner to address common challenges, a press statement issued by the two navies said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security
Saliva test can detect mouth, throat cancer early
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) A non-invasive saliva test can detect human papilloma virus-16 -- the strain associated with oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) -- showing promise for earlier and easier detection of mouth and throat cancer, report researchers.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Maxwell set for return after being 'mentally, physically ruined'
Melbourne, Dec 13 (IANS) Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who had taken a break from cricket to deal with his mental heath, is set to make his return in the Big Bash League.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Internet services in Aligarh suspended till 5 p.m.
Aligarh, Dec 13 (IANS) The Aligarh district administration is taking all preventive measures to avoid any untoward incident following the tense situation in the district after protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, which was passed in Parliament earlier this week.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Modi congratulates UK's Johnson for election victory
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated his British counterpart Boris Johnson for securing an overall majority in the UK general election.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
IPL auction: Cummins, Hazlewood, Mathews shortlisted at 2 crore
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A total of 332 players will go under the hammer when the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions take place on December 19 in Kolkata.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ban entry of minors, check drugs at Goa EDM events: Congress
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) The Goa Congress on Friday urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to ban the entry of minors, provide adequate security to women and keep a vigil against drug peddling during the upcoming party season in Goa, which includes a popular electronic dance music festival.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
British pound surges to highest level since 2016
London, Dec 13 (IANS) The British pound on Friday surged to its highest level since 2016 against the euro as the country prepares to finally "get Brexit done", after the ruling Conservatives headed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson secured an overall majority in the general election.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
NASA selects sample collection site on asteroid Bennu
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) After grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu's surface, the US space agency has finally selected a sample collection site on asteroid Bennu.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
John Legend's daughter thinks Ariana Grande is a better singer
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Musician John Legend's daughter Luna says singer Ariana Grande is a better singer than him.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistani lawyers go on nationwide strike
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Lawyers across Pakistan boycotted courts on Friday to protest against the registration of cases against advocates who were arrested for their involvement in the rampage at Lahore's Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) earlier this week.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,International
'Lord of the Rings' series loses Will Poulter
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor Will Poulter will not be appearing in Amazons upcoming "Lord of the Rings" series.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Islamabad High Court's 1st female judge sworn in
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court's (IHC) first female judge Lubna Saleem Pervaiz was officially sworn in at a ceremony on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,International
No question of apology, govt diverting attention: Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday refused to apologise over his "rape in India" remark during an election rally in Jharkhand and hit out at the government saying this was "merely an excuse" for them (BJP government) to divert attention from the main issue.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AI can help prevent suicide among youth
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) In a bid to help mitigate the risk of suicide especially among the homeless youth, a team of researchers at University of California (USC) has turned their focus towards Artificial Intelligence (AI).
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Johnson hails 'new dawn' after historic election victory
London, Dec 13 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said that he would work "night and day" to repay the trust of voters after he led the ruling Conservatives to a "historic" general election victory.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Hindu outfit sets up women's helpline in UP district
Aligarh, Dec 13 (IANS) A right-wing outfit, the Hindu Chhatra Vahini, has set up a helpline for women and girls in distress in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Stalin urges TN anti-corruption body to probe M-sand scam
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M.K. Stalin on Friday urged the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) to probe the alleged use of M-sand (manufactured sand) instead of river sand in construction works for Chennai Corporation.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
UP government primary schools to have libraries
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has announced setting up libraries in all the 1.58 lakh government primary and upper primary schools in the state by March 2020.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
New Uber initiatives to empower women, youth in India
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) In a bid to make daily commute safer for women in India, ride hailing giant Uber on Friday launched a new campaign for Uber Auto, which also aims to empower riders with seamless shared mobility solutions.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Congress accuses Modi govt of diverting public attention
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Amid the ruckus over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's 'rape remark', Congress party national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala accused the Narendra Modi-led Central government of diverting the public attention from the "ongoing unrest in the country".
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
N.Korean economy contracted 4.1% in 2018, says Seoul
Seoul, Dec 13 (IANS) The GDP of North Korea, whose impoverished economy faces large international sanctions, contracted 4.1 per cent in 2018, according to estimates published on Friday by the South Korean government.
2019-12-13
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Abhishek Kapoor to helm film on 2019 Balakot airstrike
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) National Award-winning director Abhishek Kapoor, who has helmed hit movies like "Kai Po Che!" and "Rock On!!", has joined hands with producers Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain and Pragya Kapoor for a film based on the 2019 Balakot airstrike.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
LS adjourned sine die amid ruckus over Rahul's 'Rape in India' remark
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday adjourned the House sine die at the conclusion of its winter session amid pandemonium over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's "Rape in India" remark.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nirbhaya's killers fate to be decided on Dec 18: Court
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) As Nirbhaya's parents moved the Patiala House Court on Friday seeking to expedite the execution of their daughter's killers seven years since the brutal crime, the Delhi court said it will wait for the Supreme Court's order taht will be hearing the matter as well on December 17.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
15 killed as fire engulfs passenger bus in Pak
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and one other was injured when fire engulfed a passenger bus following its head-on collision with a van in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,International
BPL to exclusively live stream on FanCode in India
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) FanCode, the multi-sport aggregator platform, has entered into a multi-year exclusive streaming partnership deal for showcasing the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in India.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Committee postpones vote on Trump impeachment charges
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The US House Judiciary Committee has postponed a vote on the political charges against President Donald Trump until the next morning, thus delaying the last step necessary before the full body proceeds with an impeachment vote.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Samsung says it has sold 1 million Galaxy Folds
Seoul, Dec 13 (IANS) Samsung Electronics' President Young Sohn at TechCrunch's Disrupt Berlin event revealed that the company has sold 1 million Galaxy Fold smartphones globally.
2019-12-13
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
SC says Sabarimala tradition age-old, declines women's plea
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday declined to pass an order on a plea by two women -- Bindu and Fathima -- to allow them entry into the Sabarimala temple.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Overnight rains fail to lower Delhi pollution levels
New Delhi, 13 Dec (IANS) The pollution level did not lower in Delhi and NCR despite heavy rains throughout Thursday evening. Air quality levels remained in the 'severe' category at 9 a.m. on Friday as AQI levels touched the 407 mark as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR).
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Smriti lashes out at Rahul for 'Rape in India' remark
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Minister Smriti Irani lashed out on Friday at Rahul Gandhi for his remark 'Rape in India' and called it deplorable that he should not play politics on rape, and asked his mother Congress President Sonia Gandhi to advise and guide him.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bangladesh Home Minister cancels India visit amid protests
Dhaka, Dec 13 (IANS) After Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, now Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has also cancelled his India trip amid protests in the country against a citizenship bill.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
1 in 3 biometric data computers face hacking attempts
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) One in three computers (37 per cent) engaged in collecting biometric data globally faced hacking attempts in the third quarter of this year, a new report said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Obama addresses young leaders in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 13 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama on Friday addressed young leaders at a plenary session here organized by his foundation.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Rahul does not have moral right to be MP: Rajnath
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his "Rape in India" remark, saying he does not have the "moral right" to be an MP and sought his apology in Parliament.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian bowlers need to come good against WI in ODIs: Kumble
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Former leg-spinner Anil Kumble believes Indian bowlers need to come up with a good performance in the three-match ODI series against West Indies as the visitors have a lot of power hitters who can demolish any bowling unit.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Worshipping Sachin, Yashasvi made it from tents to India dressing room
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Seventeen-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal has been making the headlines ever since he became the youngest batsman to score a double-hundred in List A cricket.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Malaika Arora bats for the pear fruit
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANSlife) The Pear Bureau Northwest has roped in Bollywood actor Malaika Arora as the brand ambassador for USA Pears in India.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,IANS Life
Bravo reverses retirement, announces int'l comeback
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has reversed his international retirement by making himself available for T20 selection.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Cong urges PM to convene all-party meet on Assam situation
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Stating that the situation in the Northeast states was disturbing and Army action was not the answer, the Congress Party has asked the government to convene an all-party meeting to discuss the issue.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Row in LS over Rahul's 'Rape in India' remark
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Angry scenes were witnessed inside the Lok Sabha on Friday as the winter session drew to a close with fierce attack of the treasury bench all aimed at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his insensitive "Rape in India" remark. BJP members condemned the statement and sought an apology.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
No place for traditional gender roles: 72% OKCupid users
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANSlife) Seventy-two per cent users on the online dating platform OkCupid have said that traditional gender roles, such as men being default heads of households and not househusbands, or women taking care of chores and children or changing their names, have no place in their lives now.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Abe's visit to India to be postponed
Tokyo, Dec 13 (IANS) The Japanese government has planned to postpone Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's upcoming visit to India, amid "intensifying violence in parts of the country" he was due to visit, a media report said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Japan,Politics
After Bangladesh FM, Shinzo Abe cancels India trip?
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A day after Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen cancelled his India trip, media reports quoting Japan's Jiji Press suggests Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is now considering cancelling his trip to India. The trip was scheduled to begin on Sunday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Winter essentials to keep you warm
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANSlife) It's that time of the year again when your calendar is going to be full of never ending Christmas and New Year parties. Stay warm yet stylish whether you're staying home with a mug of hot cocoa or spending the night partying away.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Johnny Galecki turns producer
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor Johnny Galecki is returning to the "National Lampoon's Vacation" franchise by developing a new comedy series based on the film family he was once part of.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Eastern Cape: Hometown of 2019 Miss Universe
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANSlife) South Africa held its head high as Zozibini Tunzi bought home the Miss Universe 2019 crown. Zozibini, who won the pageant with her belief that leadership is the most powerful thing we could teach young women today, comes from a region that is as beautiful as her -- the Eastern Cape in South Africa.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
UK's Liberal Democrat leader quits after losing own seat
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Jo Swinson, the leader of the UK's Liberal Democrats, stepped down on Friday after she was ousted from her own seat in Scotland in the general election held a day ago.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Fikayo Tomori pens new 5-yr-deal with Chelsea
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Defender Fikayo Tomori has signed a new five-year deal with Chelsea.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Smriti lashes out at Rahul for 'Rape in India' remark
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Minister Smriti Irani lashed out on Friday at Rahul Gandhi for his remark 'Rape in India' on Friday and called it deplorable that he should play politics on rape, and asked his mother Congress President Sonia Gandhi to advise and guide him.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3 not enough, Yeddy may ask for 2 more Deputy CMs next week
New Delhi/Bengaluru, Dec 13 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, who has now postponed his Delhi trip to next week, is likely to seek the okay from BJP chief Amit Shah to induct two more Deputy Chief ministers along with eleven rebels who have won as his cabinet colleagues.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US military tests previously banned ballistic missile
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The Pentagon said that the US military has tested a ground-launched, intermediate-range ballistic missile, which was previously banned by the INF Treaty that Washington exited.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Heavy snowfall in Kashmir blocks highways
Srinagar, Dec 13 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley woke up to a white carpet of snow on Friday as it received the third snowfall this season, causing blockade of highways and affecting commuting for the locals.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Abhishek Kapoor to helm film on 2019 Balakot airstrike
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) "Rock On!!" director Abhishek Kapoor has joined hands with producers Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain and Pragya Kapoor for a film based on the 2019 Balakot airstrike.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security,Bollywood
PUBG Mobile, Peace Elite's global revenue exceeds $1.5bn
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) China's Internet powerhouse Tencent's PUBG Mobile and its new version Game For Peace, have earned global revenues crossing $1.5 billion.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Infosys says not aware of any fresh lawsuit
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) A day after a US-based law firm announced filing of a class action lawsuit against Infosys, the IT services major on Friday said it was not aware of any additional complaints, except for the one filed in October.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ALERT: SC issues notices to EC, Centre on PIL about actual & accurate data on votes to be considered before declaration of results
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2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,
Trump impeachment: US House judiciary panel to vote
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) A US House of Representatives panel is expected to approve impeachment charges against President Donald Trump on Friday in a historic day at the Capitol.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ayushmann: It has been an eye-opening year for me
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) The year 2019 has been special for actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who delivered back to back hits like "Article 15","Dream Girl" and "Bala". He says it has been an eye opening year for him.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump 'signs off' on deal to pause US-China trade war
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has reportedly signed off on the terms to strike a trade deal with China in an attempt to avert a new round of tariffs, a media report said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Shun sugary treats to avoid winter depression this X'mas
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) Like any holiday season, you are once again surrounded by sugar plum pudding, chocolate cakes and sweet treats, but skipping those this time will help you ward off depressive illness especially if you are prone to depression, suggest researchers.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Traditional Thai massage added to Unesco heritage list
Bangkok, Dec 13 (IANS) The back-cracking traditional Thai massage has been added to a prestigious Unesco heritage list, it was reported on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Thailand,Human Interest/Society
Onus of saving India's soul on 16 non-BJP CMs: Prashant Kishore
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Janata Dal-United Vice President and election strategist Prashant Kishore on Friday said that the onus of saving the soul of India lies with the 16 non-BJP Chief Ministers who have to operationalize the newly enacted Citizenship Amendment Act.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Frantic search for panther as panic spreads in Jaipur
Jaipur, Dec 13 (IANS) A panther, which entered the posh area in the Jaipur city on Thursday remained untraceable till Friday morning, even after the intensive 16-hour search operation by the wildlife officials and police teams.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
UK's ruling Conservatives win overall majority in general election (2nd Ld)
London, Dec 13 (IANS) The UK's ruling Conservative Party on Friday won an overall majority in the general election as Prime Minister Boris Johnsons gambit to bolster his parliamentary support appeared to have paid off, while the opposition Labour Party earned its worst results since 1935.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
'World ignores Pakistan's anti-India propaganda'
United Nations, Dec 13 (IANS) The international community has ignored the anti-India propaganda by Pakistan, the source of "virulent terror", an Indian diplomat has said.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Over Rs 90 cr spike in Forex from satellite launch in FY19
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) The financial year 2018-19 saw a handsome Rs 91.63 crore spike in India's foreign exchange earnings from launching of foreign satellites.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Science/Tech
Curfew relaxed in Dibrugarh, flag march continues in Guwahati
Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) An indefinite curfew which was imposed in Assam's Dibrugarh municipal area, was relaxed for five hours on Friday, while the Army and security forces have continued flag marches in Guwahati city, a day after two persons were killed during the violent anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019 protests.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
List of business in RS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha is expected to be adjourned sine die at the conclusion of its winter session on Friday. On the last working day in this session, the House will see the tabling of papers by 17 ministers, CAG report on Defence and Customs, reports by some parliamentary standing committees and six private members' business resolutions.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Yoga as good as aerobic exercise for super brain health
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) If you do not like or cannot perform aerobic exercise for some reason, try yoga to improve brain health as scientists led by Indian-origin Neha Gothe have found evidence that yoga enhances many of the same brain structures and functions that benefit from aerobic exercise.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Activist Annu Dubey detained in Lucknow
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) Social activist Annu Dubey was detained here after she reached Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence to seek justice for rape victims.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2020 5G iPhone won't get a major price increase
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple may launch four 5G-enabled iPhones next year and while 5G-related components could raise the production costs of the devices, he believes that the iPhone maker will not significantly increase the price of 5G iPhones.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google adds spam protection in Messages app for Android users
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) Google has introduced a spam protection feature in its Messages app for Android users who will now get a warning about spam texts.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sensex jumps 300 pts, Nifty tops 12k in early trade
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Sensex advanced over 300 points during the early trade on Friday while the Nifty surpassed the 12,000 mark.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BJP leader Vinay Katiyar receives death threat over phone
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Former BJP MP Vinay Katiyar has registered a police complaint alleging he received a death threat over his phone from an unknown caller on Wednesday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US envoy defends sanctions on Iran amid doubts
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Brian Hook, the US Special Representative for Iran, has defended the American sanctions policy on Tehran when experts raised doubts about its effectiveness.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mexico ratifies modified free trade deal with US, Canada
Mexico City, Dec 13 (IANS) The Mexican Senate has ratified the modified the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) after protracted negotiations for more than two years.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
Apple buys UK-based startup to enhance iPhone photography
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) In a bid to further improve iPhone photography, Apple has acquired a UK-based startup Spectral Edge for an undisclosed sum.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Injury cuts short Ferguson's bowling stint on Test debut
Perth, Dec 13 (IANS) Right-arm debutant New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson won't be able to bowl again in the ongoing first Test against Australia because of an injury.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Media freedom will not be hindered: SL President
Colombo, Dec 13 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has assured that media freedom would not be hindered in any form during his tenure and said that opportunity was available for any reasonable criticism.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
UN monitoring outcome of India's citizenship law: Spokesperson
United Nations, Dec 13 (IANS) The UN is closely monitoring the implications of India's Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, the passing of which has led to widespread violent protests in the country's northeast region, according to a spokesperson.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Priyanka Gandhi questions PM's 'silence' over economy
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday questioned the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its economic policies and thus keepings it's pressure on economy even in the face of a discourse dominated by the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US trade body seeks preliminary injunction against Facebook
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The US Federal Trade Commission is seeking a preliminary injunction against Facebook over its anti-competitive market practices.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Technology
Activist Annu Duney detained in Lucknow
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) Social activist Annu Dubey was detained here after she reached Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence to seek justice for rape victims.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bumrah to test back against Kohli, Rohit in Vizag
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Team India is set to have a special guest at the nets when they head to Visakhapatnam for the second ODI of the series against West Indies. In what will undoubtedly be sweet music for the ears of cricket fans across the country, pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah will be at the nets to train with the Men in Blue as the team management checks his recovery after undergoing rehabilitation for the stress fracture he suffered on his back.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Twitter 'Election Labels' to identify 2020 US candidates
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) Twitter has announced to bring back its "Election Labels" feature for the 2020 US presidential election that received overwhelmingly positive feedback from voters and candidates and played a prominent role in election conversation in the 2018 US midterm election.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Modi to cruise on Ganga in Kanpur, 5 CMs invited
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will cruise through the Ganga River in Kanpur on Saturday to review the 'Namami Gange' project and get a first hand experience of the impact of the programme on the holy river.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
STF to probe Lucknow University exam leak
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) A Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh Police has been asked to probe the Lucknow University's (LU) L.L.B third semester paper leak case.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Elderly couple found dead in Lucknow
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) An elderly couple was found dead in their residence here with their throats slit, police said.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Girl ends life after stalker assaults her father
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) A 17-year-old girl committed suicide by consuming poison after her stalker thrashed her father for objecting to his behaviour.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajiv Gandhi's name to be removed from BHU campus
Varanasi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) court has recommended to remove former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's name from the university's south campus.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
SP leader Richa Singh accused of threatening contractor
Prayagraj, Dec 13 (IANS) Former Allahabad University Students Union (AUSU) president and now Samajwadi Party spokesperson, Richa Singh, has been accused of threatening the contractor and stopping the work going on in the women's hostel in the university premises.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
UK's Conservatives on course to win majority: Exit polls
London, Dec 13 (IANS) The UK's Conservatives have taken a string of former Labour strongholds, with the ruling party forecast to win the general election, deemed as one of the country's most crucial and decisive, with a comfortable majority, exit polls revealed on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Naib threatens to expose 'mafia circle' in Afghan cricket
Kabul, Dec 13 (IANS) Former Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib, who led the team in the 2019 World Cup, has alleged that corruption is rampant in the team and has threatened that he would expose the 'mafia circle' involved in Afghanistan cricket which is responsible for 'betrayal of the nation and its people'.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Israel,Sports,Cricket
More rain, hailstorm likely in Delhi-NCR on Friday
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Rains and hailstorms in Delhi have caused the maximum temperature to drop leading to winter chill conditions.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Possibility of finding Chile plane crash survivors ruled out
Santiago, Dec 13 (IANS) The Chilean Air Force said that authorities have ruled out the possibility of finding any survivors from the crash of an Antarctica-bound military plane with 38 people onboard.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Europa League: Sevilla lose; Arsenal thwart Standard's hopes
Nicosia (Cyprus), Dec 13 (IANS) Sevilla suffered their first loss of this season's Europa League campaign, falling 0-1 to Cypriot club APOEL in a Group A match between teams that had already booked their place in the tournament's knockout phase.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Cyprus,Sports,Football
U19 World Cup: Australia name squad, Fraser-McGurk to lead
Melbourne, Dec 13 (IANS) Victoria's Jake Fraser-McGurk will lead Australia in the Under-19 World Cup slated to be held from January 17, 2020 in South Africa. The squad will be coached by Chris Rogers and Ryan Harris will be his assistant.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
FBI probes Jersey City shooting as possible terrorism
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The FBI is investigating the possibility that this week's deadly shooting in Jersey City, that claimed the lives of six people, was an act of domestic terrorism, the state's Attorney General said.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
US Senate passes resolution recognizing Armenian genocide
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The US Senate has unanimously passed a resolution that formally recognizes the Ottoman Empire's mass killings against the Armenian people as "genocide", a move that might further strain relations between Washington and Ankara.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Australia, NZ join forces for 2023 FIFA Women's WC bid
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) Australia and New Zealand launched a bid to co-host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup on Friday, with both nations promising to amplify women's football across Asia and Oceania.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
250 lawyers booked over Lahore hospital attack
Lahore, Dec 13 (IANS) The police has registered two cases against 250 lawyers under various criminal charges for allegedly attacking the Pakistan Institute of Cardiology (PIC) and ransacking the property in Lahore.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,International
List of business in LS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla is expected to adjourn the House sine die at the conclusion of its winter session on Friday during which over a dozen Bills passed, including the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Zardari released from custody a day after bail approval
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Former President Asif Ali Zardari was released from custody at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims), a day after he was granted bail by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the Park Lane and fake accounts cases on medical grounds.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Imran's upcoming Saudi visit to reassure bilateral ties
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Saudi Arabia on Saturday to reassure the Kingdoms leadership that ties between the two nations remain firm despite Islamabads engagement with other Muslim countries, it was reported on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,International
'Jumanji: The Next Level' is fun on the run (IANS Review; Rating: ***)
"Jumanji: The Next Level"; Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Awkwafina; Nick Jonas; Direction: Jake Kasdan; Rating: *** (three stars)
2019-12-13
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Conservatives set to win massive majority in UK election
London, Dec 13 (IANS) An exit poll published after voting closed in the British election suggested the Conservatives are on course to win a massive Parliamentary majority.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
President nod for Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, turned Act
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) In a late Thursday night order, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, letting it become an Act allowing Indian citizenship to six non-Muslim minority migrants facing religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bodies of six New Zealand volcano victims recovered
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) A New Zealand military team on Friday recovered six of the eight bodies that had lain on uninhabited Whakaari Island - also known as White Island - since earlier this week when the island's volcano erupted.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lucas Till: 'X-Men' films taught me work ethic
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor Lucas Till says working on projects like "Hannah Montana: The Movie" and "X-Men" films taught him work ethics.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Joaquin Phoenix shooting for Mike Mills' film in extreme cold
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) "Joker" fame Joaquin Phoenix was spotted shooting Mike Mills directorial project in New York City's Central Park.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India-US 2+2 foreign affairs, defence ministerial next week
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) The India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue of the top foreign affairs and defence leaders will be held on Wednesday, the State Department has announced.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Republicans fail to eliminate abuse of power charge against Trump
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The Republican minority on the House Judiciary Committee has tried - but failed - to eliminate the "abuse of power" accusation against President Donald Trump in the debate before the vote on the articles of impeachment against him for exerting improper pressure on Ukraine.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
When SRK's son AbRam asked the paps to make way
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan's younger son AbRam Khan seems to have already acquired the airs of a superstar. His antics in a viral video at Rani Mukerji's daughter Adira's birthday party would suggest as much, and netizens are simply loving it.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Salman Khan opens up on leaving 'Bigg Boss 13'
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has opened up for the first time about reports that he is leaving season 13 of the popular reality show "Bigg Boss".
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
German FM rejects planned US sanctions over Nord Stream 2
Berlin, Dec 13 (IANS) German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has rejected the planned sanctions by the United States against companies working on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that runs from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Karnataka CM wishes speedy recovery of Siddaramaiah
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) Setting aside their political rivalry, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa called on senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah and wished him speedy recovery from illness, an official said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
GST compensation due for all states, not just for some: FM
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Not only opposition-ruled states but other states also have not been paid GST compensation for the last four months since August this year.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Rising inflation, falling growth point to stagflation (Roundup)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India's economy, it seems, has entered the stagflation phase with the key macro-economic data showing dwindling manufacturing activity as the subdued demand conditions contracted the October factory output by 3.8 per cent.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mixed reactions in Bengal a day after CAB passage
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Celebrations, protests, rallies and counter rallies were organised on the streets of Kolkata and also several other parts of West Bengal, a day after the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha, on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
IFIN: NFRA says Deloitte didn't comply with auditing standards
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) In a major blow to audit major Deloitte Haskins and Sells LLP, the National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) said on Thursday that the company did not comply with the standards of auditing in the crisis-ridden IL&FS Financial Services (IFIN).
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Centre to give citizenship to refugees if Mamata govt doesn't'
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Virtually throwing a challenge to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BJP General Secretary in-charge of the state Kailash Vijayvargiya said on Thursday the Central government would grant citizenship to the refugees from three neighbouring nations if the state government fails to do so.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mercury dips as rain lashes Delhi-NCR, AQI expected to improve
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Heavy rain and thunderstorm in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) brought down temperatures to 17 degree Celsius on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Inclement weather: 26 flights diverted from IGI Airport
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Over 25 flights were diverted from the national capital's IGI Airport due to inclement weather, which hampered operations on late Thursday evening.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IBL: Rhinos escape with vital victory against Odisha
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) NE Rhinos beat Odisha Warriors 4-3 in the ninth match of the Big Bout Indian Boxing League (IBL) at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium Complex here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Bharat Bond ETF anchor investor quota subscribed 1.7 times
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) For Bharat Bond exchange-traded fund, India's first corporate bond ETF, anchor investor quota was subscribed 1.7 times on Thursday, said the Department of Investment and public Asset Management (DIPAM).
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Rajasthan BJP condemns Gehlot for targeting Amit Shah
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) BJP state president Satish Poonia on Thursday criticised the statement made by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot who claimed that Union Home Minister Amit Shah is lying.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
SOLV partners with Monetago to digitise invoice financing
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) SOLV, a B2B commerce marketplace, has announced its partnership with MonetaGo to digitise invoice financing. The partnership will help SOLV leverage MonetaGo's growing anti-fraud network and mitigate potential risks of double invoice financing.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Wabtec Bengaluru to hire 400 engineers in 2020
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) Freight and transit rail equipment and solutions provider Wabtec Corporation will hire 400 engineers in its new technology centre in the city in 2020, the company said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
BPCL privatisation roadshows to begin overseas from Friday
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The privatisation process of state-run BPCL will start this week with roadshows for its strategic stake sale scheduled from Friday in London, the US and Dubai led by DIPAM and oil ministry officials.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Bigg Boss 13': Sidharth Shukla is in hospital
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Shukla, who is one of the strongest contestants of the ongoing reality TV show "Bigg Boss 13", is seeking treatment for typhoid at a hospital here.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian data centre sector to reach $3.2 bn by FY24: JLL
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The data centre industry in the country is set to register a three-fold growth in revenue to $3.2 billion by 2023-24, according to a JLL report, here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rummy body introduces seal for regulation, security
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) To regulate the Indian online rummy industry, The Rummy Federation (TRF) has come up with a seal to ensure players' security and fair play, and responsibility of operators or rummy platforms.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Sports
CAB: Two die in police firing as Assam on boil (2nd LEAD)
Guwahati, Dec 12 (IANS) Amidst reports of two protestors dying in police firing, thousands of people defied curfew to hit the streets as the raging agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Bill saw the house of an MLA and a circle office being set ablaze, while the government removed two key police officers on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
India's GDP to rise sharply in FY 2021 to 7.1%: Bloomberg Economics
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India's gross domestic product (GDP) growth is projected to rise sharply in fiscal 2021 to 7.1 per cent from an estimated 5.7 per cent in fiscal 2020, according to Bloomberg Economics.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bar Council hails Delhi govt for Rs 50 cr welfare fund
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Bar Council of Delhi has welcomed the Delhi government's decision to allocate Rs 50 crore for welfare of lawyers under the Chief Minister Advocate Welfare Scheme.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Article 370 case may be referred to 7-judge Bench
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said it might examine referring the challenges to the revocation of provisions of Article 370 from the five-judge Bench to a seven-judge Bench after looking into the preliminary submissions of all the petitioners.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Immigration/Law/Rights
Centre to import 12,660 tons of more onions
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Centre has contracted an additional 12,660 tons of onions for imports which will begin arriving in the country from December 27.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Mercury dips with rainfall and hailstorm
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) Hailstorm and rainfall in different parts of Rajasthan brought the mercury down in many cities of the state. Hailstorm in Nokha tehsil in Bikaner district formed a thick white layer.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
DSRV retain SFA 2019 title, Don Bosco ends as runners-up
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Defending Champions Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya (Borivali) retained their Sports For All crown edging past Don Bosco in a nail-biting finish at the University of Mumbai Sports Complex, Kalina, here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
RS paves way for unified regulator for financial services
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Paving the way for setting up an authority to develop and regulate the financial services market in the international financial services centres (IFSCs), the Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
CAB has no connection to minorities in Assam: Home Ministry
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday issued a statement in a bid to make the provisions of Citizenship Amendment Bill clearer for the people of North-East. The Bill has passed the legislative test in Parliament.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
100 home buyers needed for insolvency plea against builders
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The much hailed accreditation as financial creditors to home buyers now comes with riders. Home buyers, willing to take the developer to an insolvency court, will now have to ensure that a minimum of 100 home buyers or 10 per cent of the total home buyers file for bankruptcy against the developer.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Odisha announces package for development of Lingaraj Temple
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday announced a special package for the beautification and development of the 11th century Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion
Women leaders tie 'Rakhi' to Jagan for new anti-rape law
Amaravati, Dec 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's women ministers and leaders of ruling YSR Congress Party on Thursday tied 'Rakhi' to Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy to thank him for the proposed new legislation to punish in 21 days the guilty in rape cases.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
It's bouquets as well as brickbats for RBI Governor Das
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The one year of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das has been quite action-oriented with new approach and policies. That's the broadly held view. However, it comes with some riders, particulalry about his decisions.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Situation in Assam extremely disturbing: Congress
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday described the situation in Assam as "extremely disturbing" and accused the BJP-led Central government of provoking the sentiments of the people of the state by passing the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Low growth, high inflation, India perilously close to stagflation
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) After a consistent fall in GDP growth, more bad news seems to be heading India's way with the economy perilously close to stagflation, a potentially worrying scenario of simultaneously soaring inflation and lower growth.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Priyanka Gandhi takes swipe at government over PMEGP
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday hit out at the government over its failure to generate employment and accused it of indulging in divide and rule politics to divert the attention of the people from its failures.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
JNU admin meets JNUSU presidential candidates
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The JNU administration on Thursday held a meeting with the presidential candidates who had contested the 2019 student elections, to discuss the proposed fees hike issue. The Vice-Chancellor of the varsity, Jagadesh Kumar Mamidala also appealed for calling off the strike in the interest of thousands of students.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Shimla, Manali get season's first snowfall
Shimla, Dec 12 (IANS) Picturesque tourist spots Shimla and Manali in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday experienced season's first snowfall. Nearby spots of Shimla too were wrapped in a blanket of snow, bringing cheer to tourists.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tripura delegation meets Shah on CAB
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Amid unrest in some north-eastern states following the passage of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday met a delegation of Tripura and assured them that their concerns would be addressed.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Central Sanskrit Universities Bill 2019 passed in LS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A Bill to convert three Sanskrit deemed universities into Central Sanskrit Universities was passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday with a voice vote.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mamata calls meeting to discuss NRC, CAB strategy
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has convened a meeting of senior party leaders on December 20 to draw up the party's strategy in view of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) getting the nod from both Houses in the Parliament.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Will not implement CAB in Punjab, says Capt Amarinder
Chandigarh, Dec 12 (IANS) Terming the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) as a direct assault on India's secular character, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said his government would not allow the legislation to be implemented in the state.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
India's industrial output contracts by 3.8% in Oct (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Dwindling manufacturing activity on the back of subdued demand conditions contracted India's October factory output by (-)3.8 per cent.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
72-year-old Kashmir gurdwara makes way for National Highway
Srinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) In a welcome gesture from the Sikh community, Gurdwara Damdama Sahib, established in 1947 and located along the Srinagar-Baramulla road, is going to be shifted to facilitate the construction of National Highway following an understanding on Thursday between the gurdwara management and the Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Rising food prices lift Nov retail inflation to 5.54% (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A massive rise in food prices lifted India's November retail inflation to 5.54 per cent from 4.62 per cent in October, official data showed on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Like IPL, ISL brings the best of Indian talent: Rohit
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Star India opener Rohit Sharma on Thursday praised the Indian Super League's (ISL) contribution towards Indian football over the last five years while speaking at a La Liga event here where he was announced as the India brand ambassador for the Spanish League.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,Football
Time-saving tips on making bed gets Twitterati in fun mode
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A Twitter user's unusual time-saving tips on making bed has gone viral, with users posting funny comments.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Hyper-panicky' Virgin Group chief Branson meets Thackeray
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Apparently panicking after the new Maharashtra government announced a review of all mega infrastructure projects, British business magnate Sir Richard Branson came to meet Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to give a boost to his proposed Mumbai-Pune 'Hyperloop' transportation project, here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India U-17 eves take on Sweden in Dennerby's debut game
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The U-17 women's football tournament will kick-off at the Mumbai Football Arena on Friday as India take on Sweden. The match will mark India U-17 head coach Thomas Dennerby's debut on the touchline since his appointment in November.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
BWF Tour Finals: Sindhu loses to Chen Yu Fei
Guangzhou (China), Dec 12 (IANS) Ace India shuttler P.V. Sindhu suffered her second consecutive defeat in her second Group 'A' match at the BWF Tour Finals here on Thursday. After losing to world No. 2 Chen Yu Fei, Sindhu is now all but out of contention in the tournament.
2019-12-12
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Audible Suno brings Big B's audio show to your smartphone
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Amazon subsidiary Audible, a leading seller and producer of audio entertainment and audiobooks, on Thursday introduced a new service called "Audible Suno" created exclusively for the listeners in India.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Panther enters Jaipur locality, drone search on
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) A panther on Thursday entered a posh locality here in the afternoon and a search for it was on with drones till the time of filing this report.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bangla Minister's visit cancellation, CAB not linked: MEA
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) As Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen cancelled his visit to India, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday that linking the cancellation of the visit to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is "unwarranted".
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
RBI Governor calls on Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik discussed several issues on Thursday, including financial inclusion programmes.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Rajya Sabha passes Bill to extend SCs/STs quota
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Paving the way for extending reservations in the legislatures to the SCs and the STs for another 10 years, the Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ankur, Kapil take joint lead in round one of golf meet
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Gurugrams Ankur Chadha and Delhis Kapil Kumar shot scores of four-under-68 to take the joint lead in round one of the inaugural ICC RCGC Open Golf Championship being held at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Golf
Delhi fire highlights child labour, trafficking
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Anaj Mandi Fire which took place last Sunday has again highlighted rampant illegal child labour in the national capital.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
IUML moves SC against CAB, says amendment is communal (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A writ petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday by the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) claiming that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) 2019, passed by Parliament on Wednesday, violates Article 14 of the Constitution.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Meet past promises on climate talks: India to developed nations
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) Responding to the demand that big emitters increase their climate actions, which currently are considered inadequate to prevent worst impacts of climate change, India on Thursday said it was more important to focus on actions and unmet promises rather than make fresh commitments.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,National
Maha IPS officer denies 'opportunism' by quitting force
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) A day after he quit his service in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, senior IPS officer Abdur Rahman on Thursday dismissed allegations that he was attempting to 'exploit' the current situation since he had already resigned and sought VRS five months ago.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Barkha Singh: It was fun to work with Sushmita Sen
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) "House Arrest" star Barkha Singh loved working with Sushmita Sen, and says she bonded with the actress over chocolates.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ajay Devgn wraps up Kolkata schedule of 'Maidaan'
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn has wrapped up the third schedule of Amit Ravindernath Sharma's "Maidaan" in Kolkata.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mobile-Net ban extend in Tripura, no fresh incidents
Agartala, Dec 12 (IANS) Suspension of mobile internet services had been extended for another 24-hours in Tripura after the 48-hour blockade ended on Thursday afternoon, officials said.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Tripura,National
Leonard and Birke eager to leave mark on TSK 25K
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) The strong field of top international athletes led by Leonard Barsoton and Birke Debele in the men and womens category are eager to leave their mark in the sixth edition of TSK 25K, the only Silver Label accredited IAAF unique run at this distance, here on Sunday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
CBI books Mumbai jeweller for duping banks of Rs 568 cr
Mumbai/New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has raided a leading Mumbai jeweller, P&S Jewellery Ltd. and its directors for allegedly defrauding several banks to the tune of Rs 568 crore, official sources said.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Not official yet, but Bangladesh unease with CAB is apparent
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Bangladesh is maintaining officially that the cancellation of the visit by Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen is due to domestic engagements, but the displeasure with New Delhi on the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is barely concealed.
2019-12-12
Category: International, India,National
Twitter hails SC dismissing Ayodhya review pleas
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) As the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the review petitions that challenged its November 9 verdict in the Ayodhya title dispute case, #Ayodhyaverdict trended on Twitter with users by and large supporting the development.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
BFI urges coaches to tackle doping, step up vigil at camps
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Thursday asked their High Performance Directors and coaches to up the vigil so that dope cheats are taken out from national camps.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
2nd Indo-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Washington on Dec 18
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The second edition of 2+2 ministerial dialogue between India and the US will be held in Washington D.C. on December 18, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
ISL: Kerala look to end winless run, Jamshedpur eye top spot
Kochi, Dec 12 (IANS) Kerala Blasters will be after that elusive second win of the Indian Super League (ISL) season when they take on Jamshedpur FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Friday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Tourist season, cheap fares boost Nov air passenger traffic
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Onset of the tourist season along with cheaper air fares on the back of extra capacity raised India's domestic air passenger traffic 11.18 per cent in November.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sudha Murty enthrals at Penguin Annual Lecture 2019
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Award-winning author and noted philanthropist Sudha Murty enthralled a jam-packed audience with her insights on writing for children, engaging in a conversation with fellow writer Shashi Tharoor and answering searching questions, many of them from tweens, at the Penguin Annual Lecture here on Wednesday evening.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Poor diet increases risk of vision loss in later life
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) If you want to protect your vision in old age, make sure you eat healthy food. Researchers have found that people eating a diet high in red and processed meat, fried food, refined grains and high-fat dairy products may be three times more likely to develop an eye condition that damages the retina and affects a person's central vision.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Pakistani migrants in Delhi rejoice passage of CAB
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A day after Parliament passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), over 120 Hindu refugee families from Pakistan, who took refuge in India in 2011 and are staying in the Majnu ka Tila area since then, here on Thursday, got a reason to celebrate.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Under 10% of Americans are purchasing $1,000 smartphones: Report
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) A dismal under 10 per cent of American smartphone users are spending over $1,000 on their smartphones and since these users will be the target audience for 5G devices, which typically hit the market around the $1,200 price tag, this brings into question how quickly they will upgrade to 5G, says a new report.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Technology
NCLT to hear Omaxe Hyderabad property case on Jan 9
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Jaipur Bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) that ordered status quo on the Hyderabad property of realty firm Omaxe Group will hear the case on January 9.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
ISL helped Indian football take giant leap: Rohit Sharma
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) India opener Rohit Sharma, who on Thursday joined hands with Spanish LaLiga as its brand ambassador in India, feels that Indian football has taken a giant leap in recent years thanks to the Indian Super League (ISL).
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
RIL acquires SaaS start-up NowFloats for Rs 141.63 crore
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on Thursday acquired a Hyderabad-headquartered Software as a service (SaaS) start-up named NowFloats Technologies for a cash consideration of Rs 141.63 crore.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Amid protests, civic body defers naming road after Parrikar
Panaji, Dec 12 (IANS) Amid controversy, the municipal council of South Goa town Margao on Thursday deferred its decision to name a two km road after former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar, Goa Forward Party President Vijai Sardesai, a prominent member of the ruling panel in the civic body, said.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Good samaritan deed for UK pensioner wows Twitterati
London, Dec 12 (IANS) A good samaritan act by a TV host for a septuagenarian pensioner won the hearts of Twitterati, who praised the kind act when Christmas is around the corner.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
JNU, hostel presidents discuss fees hike; meet 'inconclusive'
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The JNU administration on Thursday held a meeting with the presidents of 18 university hostels to discuss the issue of the proposed fee hike and hostel draft manual.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Nirbhaya convicts still have legal remedies: Counsel
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) One of the Nirbhaya's convicts, Pawan Kumar Gupta, lodged in Mandoli jail here, was shifted to Tihar Jail recently, giving rise to the speculation that the convicts would be hanged on December 16. However, the convicts' counsel said that untill all the legal remedies are exhausted, the hanging cannot take place.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
5th Kerala lit fest by Arabian Sea from Jan 16
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) With more than 2.75 lakh attendees and five stands on the sands of Calicut, the 5th edition of Kerala Literature Festival by the Arabian Sea from January 16-19, 2020, promises to be the biggest bilingual event of its kind in India.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
English activist Katie Piper praises Deepika's 'Chhapaak'
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) English Presenter Katie Piper, who is an acid attack survivor, has loved the trailer of Deepika Padukone's upcoming film "Chhapaak".
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
JNU students boycott exams as agitation continues
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Staying true to their word, agitating Jawaharlal Nehru University students on Thursday boycotted their exams as most of the exams halls saw empty desks.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CAB won't see the light of day in Kerala: CM
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 12 (IANS) In a scathing attack on the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said, "Come what may, it's not going to see the light of day in Kerala".
2019-12-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Rahul slams Modi over unemployment, rapes at J'khand rally
Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday slammed Narendra Modi over the unemployment rate touching a 45-year high, holding the Prime Minister responsible for the economic slowdown besides targeting him over the incidents of rape.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Thackeray gives Home to Sena, Finance to NCP, Revenue to Congress
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) In what was described as a "balancing exercise" in political circles, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray allocated the Home department to Shiv Sena, Finance to Nationalist Congress Party and Revenue to Congress, on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Delhi pulls a draw from jaws of defeat (Ranji RoundUp)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) After a dismal show in their first innings where they were bundled out for just 142 in reply to Kerala's 525/9(d), the Delhi batsmen showed grit and determination as they avoided a defeat against the hosts in their Ranji Trophy opener at Thiruvananthapuram here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India's industrial output contracts by 3.8% in Oct
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Dwindling manufacturing activity on the back of subdued demand conditions, contracted India's October factory output by (-) 3.8 per cent.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nestle fined Rs 90 cr for not passing on GST rate cut
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The national anti-profiteering agency has slapped a Rs 90 crore penalty on FMCG giant Nestle India for not passing on the benefit of the goods and services tax (GST) reduction to consumers. It also asked Nestle to deposit the amount within 3 months.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Jharkhand: Around 62% voting in 3rd phase of polling (Evening Lead)
Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) Jharkhand recorded around 62 per cent voting for 17 seats which went to the polls in the third phase of Assembly elections on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
CAB against Sikkim sentiments: Bhaichung Bhutia
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Ace footballer and Hamro Sikkim Party founder and president Bhaichung Bhutia said he is disappointed with the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Imran Khan spews venom against India over CAB
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Condemning the passing of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 in Indian Parliament, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been moving systematically with a "Hindu supremacist agenda".
2019-12-12
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Is Santa Claus real: Here is what 1.1mn kids learn from Google
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) A recent report on Internet found that 1.1 million children learn online that Saint Nick is a fictitious character, as the first article in the search says 'as adults we know Santa Claus is not real.'
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rising food prices lift Nov retail inflation to 5.54%
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A massive rise in food prices lifted India's November's retail inflation to 5.54 per cent from 4.62 per cent in October, official data showed on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Labuschagne hits ton, Wagner takes 2 as Aus reach 248/4
Perth, Dec 12 (IANS) Marnus Labuschagne slammed his third Test hundred but New Zealand left-arm quick Neil Wagner kept Australia in check by taking two wickets which included a breathtaking catch off his own bowling, as the hosts reached 248/4 at stumps on Day 1 of the first Test here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Rapper Kaam Bhaari features in documentary 'Hoop Nation'
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Rapper Kunal Pandagale aka Kaam Bhaari has been featured in the final episode of a lyrical documentary "Hoop Nation".
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No waiver or lowering of interest on AGR dues: Centre
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The government on Thursday ruled out any waiver or lowering of interest, penalty or interest on penalty on unpaid statutory dues of Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea based on Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR).
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
KPL betting: No cricketer in custody, except bookie Sayyam
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) No cricketer is in Bengaluru police custody pertaining to the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) betting scandal, following the release of C.M. Gautham and Abrar Kazi on Wednesday, a police officer said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Sports
Financial infidelity as harmful as sexual infidelity in married life
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) Do you know why your spouse never tells you about the money she spends or saves in her bank account? Beware as this habit of financial infidelity can be more as dangerous as sexual infidelity and may lead to divorce faster than you ever thought.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Imran Khan brutally trolled over CAB tweet
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was brutally trolled after he tweeted on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that has since been passed by both the houses of Parliament.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Sawant will succeed me, ailing Parrikar whispered in my ear'
Panaji, Dec 12 (IANS) In a claim that is likely to raise eyebrows, Goa's Ports Minister Michael Lobo on Thursday said that an ailing former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar had whispered the name of Pramod Sawant as his successor to him.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Farm Minister blames onion price hike on low output
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Facing flak over skyrocketing onion prices, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar blamed the rate hike on shortage created by low production this season. Tomar was speaking during a discussion on "Crop loss and its impact on farmers" in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
CAB: Assam burns, MLA's house torched, top cops removed
Guwahati, Dec 12 (IANS) Assam continued to be in flames on Thursday as anti-Citizenship Amendment Bill protesters set ablaze the house of an MLA, torched vehicles and burnt down a circle office as the state government removed two key police officers including the Guwahati Police Commissioner.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Virender Sehwag gives cricket tips to Tanuj Virwani
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Tanuj Virwani, who is currently wooing the audiences with his performance in cricket drama "Inside Edge 2", shared how former India opener Virender Sehwag helped him in improving his cricket skills.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Genes alone won't determine Alzheimer's risk
Toronto, Dec 12 (IANS) The colour of our eyes or the straightness of our hair is linked to our DNA, but the development of Alzheimer's disease isn't exclusively linked to genetics, suggest new research.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
DSC Prize 2019 winner to be announced at Nepal lit fest on Dec 16
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) With six shortlisted authors from diverse backgrounds in contention, the winner of the peripatetic $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature will be announced on the concluding day of the IME Nepal Literature Festival at Pokhara on December 16. This is in keeping with its tradition of announcing the winner in a different South Asian country every year.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
India Football Forum agrees that unified league is the way forward
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)-FIFA roadmap that will see the emergence of a single league that unifies the best elements of the I-League and the Indian Super League (ISL) will propel Indian football forward and lead to the development of a vibrant football ecosystem in the county.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Muslim Prof at BHU wants to focus on Sanskrit
Varanasi, Dec 12 (IANS) He has been in the eye of the storm for over a month, but his calm exterior does not reveal any signs of turmoil that he may have experienced within. After he was accorded a warm welcome in the department of Sanskrit that he has joined after resigning from his position in the faculty of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan (SVDV), Dr Feroz Khan said, "I am very happy here at BHU. I want to focus on teaching and academic activities in the department now. I want to teach and I want to study."
2019-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
CRPF troops moved to Northeast from Kashmir
Srinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) In order to maintain law and order in Northeast, 12 additional companies of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were moved to Kashmir on Thursday, sources told IANS.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Information technology can save cops from dying in line of duty
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) The use of information technology by law enforcement agencies can significantly cut the number of police personnel killed or injured in the line of duty, reducing violence as much as 50 per cent, says new research.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
India's industrial output down; contracts by 3.8% in Oct
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Dwindling manufacturing activity on the back of subdued demand conditions, contracted India's October factory output by 3.8 per cent.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Traders protest 'govt collusion with Amazon, Flipkart'
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Angry at the reported move of the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) to join hands with Amazon and Flipkart for on boarding of traders on their e-commerce portals, a large number of traders on Thursday staged a demonstration at Jantar Mantar here.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Govts using new tactics to confuse social media dissidents
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Governments the world over are learning new tactics to quash dissent on various social media platforms, responding with tweets designed to distract and confuse like longer hashtags, according to a team of political scientists.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Technology,Politics
Thackeray ends suspense, gives Home to Sena, NCP Finance
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Ending a fortnight long suspense, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday allocated the portfolios to his cabinet ministers, days ahead of the upcoming winter Session of Maharashtra Legislature next week.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ex PayPal COO to become new Google Commerce chief: Report
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Google has turned to departing PayPal executive Bill Ready to fill up the position of the new president of commerce at the company.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rising food prices lift India's Nov retail inflation to 5.54%
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A massive rise in food prices lifted India's November's retail inflation to 5.54 per cent from 4.62 per cent in October, official data showed on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
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2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,
Ashleigh Barty named WTA Player of the Year
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) The WTA has announced world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty as its Player of the Year. The 23-year-old won four titles from six finals in 2019, including the WTA Finals in Shenzhen and her maiden Grand Slam singles trophy at the French Open.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Khelo India Youth Games brilliant initiative: Manu Bhaker
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) India's shooting prodigy Manu Bhaker, who won gold at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) last year, has lauded the Khelo India Youth Games initiative by the Indian sports ministry.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
SC dismisses review petitions challenging Ayodhya verdict
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed review petitions challenging the November 9 verdict in the Ayodhya title dispute.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Why no more nominations for Anglo-Indians: TMC leader
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) With the Modi government hinting at the end of the Constitutional provisions for nominating Anglo-Indians to the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies, Trinamool Congress MP and also a member of the community Derek O'Brien made a blistering attack on the government.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Netflix to create a series on Spotify
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Netflix has announced an untitled scripted series about Spotify, a Swedish startup that shook the entire music industry and evolved into becoming one of the worlds leading music services.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
CPI-M batted for CAB in 2012, but opposes it in 2019
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday strongly opposed the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha before voting against it. On Sunday party chief Sitaram Yechury held a press conference in Delhi to articulate why the Bill was against the "secular fabric" of India. But a few years back, the party's stance was different.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B'desh FM cancels India trip; MEA says not related to CAB
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Bangladesh's Foreign Minister on Thursday postponed his trip to India after the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, however, the Ministry of External Affairs here said the two developments are not related.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Las Vegas pigeons in cowboy hats evoke Twitter mirth
Las Vegas, Dec 12 (IANS) A video clipping of several pigeons wearing tiny cowboy hats in a Las Vegas parking lot has been amusing Twitterati. The clipping posted by a media house has received 308.9K views, with 1K retweets and 2.8K likes.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Honduras,Human Interest/Society
Pankaja Munde flexes muscles, dares BJP to dump her
Beed (Maharashtra), Dec 12 (IANS) Categorically stating that she would not quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), senior leader and former minister Pankaja Munde-Palwe on Thursday launched a veiled attacked on the party leadership and even challenged it openly to sack her.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Post-Balakot, US reprimanded Pak for misusing F-16: Report
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) A top American diplomat had sent a written reprimand to the chiefs of the Pakistani Air Force in August accusing them of misusing the US-supplied F-16 fighter jets and jeopardising their shared security, a media report said citing official documents as saying.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Tech Mahindra bags Rs 500cr smart city project in Pune
Pune, Dec 12 (IANS) IT major Tech Mahindra on Thursday said it has won a Rs 500 crore smart city project from Pune's Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC).
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Surge in international offers for IIT Hyderabad students
Hyderabad, Dec 12 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, has witnessed a surge in students getting placed abroad as they secured 38 international offers during the first phase of placements for the 2019-20 academic year.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Technology
Dibrugarh police seek reinforcements to handle protests
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The agitators protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 are primarily targeting government offices and facilities such as railway stations but the situation is under control, Dibrugarh SP Gautam Borah told IANS on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi Fire: HC Notice on plea seeking children's protection
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought response from the Centre, Delhi government and police over a petition seeking police protection for children injured in Anaj Mandi fire.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sensex ends 169 points higher, Infosys falls 2.6%
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The Sensex and Nifty ended higher on Thursday over firm global cues metals and banking scrips outperformed while IT index slid due to strong rupee. Yes Bank jumped 6 per cent on the BSE after heavy selling in last 5 sessions.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Dhananjaya helps Lanka reach 263/6 on Day 2 against Pak
Rawalpindi, Dec 12 (IANS) Dhananjaya de Silva remained unbeaten on 72 as Sri Lanka reached 263/6 at stumps on Day 2 in the first innings of the rain-affected historic Test match against Pakistan at the Rawalpindi Stadium here on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
CAB: MLA's house burnt, key police officer removed in Assam
Guwahati, Dec 12 (IANS) Assam continued to be in flames on Thursday as anti Citzenship Amendment Bill protesters set ablaze the house of an MLA, torched vehicles and burnt down the circle office as the government removed two key police officers including the Guwahati police commissioner.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Raj teacher sent to judicial custody for molesting students (Lead correcting headline)
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) The school teacher of an eminent Sainik School in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district, who was arrested for sodomising 12 students, was produced in court on Thursday and sent to a 15-day judicial custody.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Senegalese migrant rescues disabled man from fire in Spain
Denia (Spain), Dec 12 (IANS) A Senegalese migrant living in Spain has become an unlikely hero after rescuing a disabled person from a burning building here on the Costa Blanca in Spain.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Human Interest/Society
Delhi Cong recalls Dikshit's policies as air turns 'severe'
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) As the national capital's air quality on Thursday turned to the 'severe' category, the Delhi Congress recalled late Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and her policies and blamed the Arvind Kejriwal government of diverting the issues.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Woman raped following triple talaq; husband, tantrik held
Bhopal, Dec 12 (IANS) A 21-year-old Muslim woman fell victim to a trickster's sleazy designs after a brief renunciation by her husband under the banned triple talaq provision, police said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Line Of Descent' serves no purpose (Review; Rating: * *)
"Line Of Descent" (Zee5 feature film); Cast: Brendan Fraser, Abhay Deol, Ronit Roy, Neeraj Kabi, Ali Haji, Prem Chopra; Direction: Rohit Karn Batra; Rating: ** (two stars)
2019-12-12
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pankaja Munde flexes muscles, dares BJP to sack her
Beed (Maharashtra), Dec 12 (IANS) Categorically stating that she would not quit the Bharatiya Janata Party, Maharashtra leader and former minister Pankaja Munde on Thursday dared the BJP leadership to sack her.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
'Carbon footprint in India can be reduced by 20%'
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) The carbon footprint of the use and production of cars in G7, China or India would decline by 20 per cent if one in four journeys in these countries is a shared ride, the leading global scientific panel working on the sustainable management of natural resources said in its first comprehensive scientific analysis.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Ruckus by green activists at UN climate talks
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) Environmentalists and observers have been barred from the ongoing UN climate talks in Madrid after protests inside the conference venue, it was reported.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Centre assures trains for Delhi's free pilgrimage scheme
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A day after the Delhi government announced temporary suspension of the Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia met Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and said the Centre has assured that trains will be made available for the free pilgrimage scheme.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TikTok owner ByteDance starts testing music app Resso in India
Beijing, Dec 12 (IANS) Chinese short video making app TikTok's owner ByteDance Technology Co Ltd has begun testing its new music-streaming service 'Resso' in India and Indonesia, aiming to take on the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Gaana, among others.
2019-12-12
Category: International, China,Technology
Two-headed snake found in Bengal village
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) A rare two-headed snake was found in a village under Belda forest range in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, a forest official said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Papon calls off Delhi gig amid tension in Assam
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Singer Papon has called off his Delhi concert this weekend because his home state "Assam is burning, crying and under curfew".
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Warner fan Arslan wants to take Ranji Trophy by storm
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) A swashbuckling 233 not out on his Ranji Trophy debut, young Chandigarh opener Arslan Khan has now set his sights on finishing as the top-scorer at the end of the season to ensure his maiden double ton is not considered a flash in the pan.
2019-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
ALERT: Persecution on migrant minorities in B'desh took place before current regime came to power: MEA
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2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,
Kris Jenner gives family, friends botox gift cards for Christmas
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Reality TV star Kris Jenner has opted for an unusual gift to send to her friends and family this Christmas -- Botox vouchers.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Confidence in local weather forecasts lower in India than US'
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) People in India are nearly twice as likely than those in the US to state that they are not confident about their local weather forecast, an IBM study said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Environment/Wildlife
Samsung aims to become top AC player in India by 2022
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Electronics major Samsung India is renewing its focus on the air conditioner (AC) business in India and aims to become the top player in the country by 2022, a senior company executive said on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Carbon-neutral world can create 65 mn jobs: Guterres
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said the world was losing the climate race and shifting to a low-carbon economy offered opportunities that could create 65 million new jobs by 2030.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
J'khand poll: Voting for 12 seats ends, 57.96% votes cast (4th Lead)
Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) Voting ended for 12 of the 17 assembly seats at 3 p.m. in the third phase of the polls with 57.96 per cent votes being cast on Thursday.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
HP launches Spectre x360 with 22-hour battery for Rs 99,990
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) PC and printer major HP Inc on Thursday launched world's smallest convertible Spectre x360 13 for tech-savvy users in India that comes with quad-core 10th Gen Intel chip, up to 22-hour-long battery life and 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio, for Rs 99,990.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Philips 3.1, 2.1 channel soundbars with Dolby Digital in India
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Dutch electronics company Philips on Thursday launched two new soundbars -- HTL3320 HTL3310 with Dolby Digital in India for Rs 20,990 and Rs 18,990, respectively.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Hotel officials booked for serving liquor without permit
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Delhi Excise Intelligence Bureau (EIB) said the Director and the General Manager of a private hotel in Chhattarpur were arrested for selling and serving liquor without a proper license.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul Jain sings 'Beyhadh 2' title track
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The title track of Jennifer Winget's ongoing TV show "Beyhadh 2" is out. It is sung by Rahul Jain, who had also crooned the title song of Jennifer's previous show "Bepannah".
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sordid tales of sodomy by 12 kids abused by teacher
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) The school teacher of an eminent Sainik School in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district, who was arrested for sodomising 12 students, was produced in court on Thursday and sent to a 15-day judicial custody.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russian envoy Kudashev meets Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev on Thursday met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here, days after the Delhi government organised the "Days of Moscow in Delhi" event.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas to create a sangeet dance show
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas will create a series inspired by their own sangeet.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Two Nigerian players expelled to an unknown country at gunpoint
Velika Kladusa (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Dec 12 (IANS) Two Nigerian students, who were in Croatia for a university level international table tennis tournament, were allegedly robbed by the police and expelled to a country which was completely unknown to them.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Bosnia And Herzegovina,Sports
Stephen King's 'The Dark Half' to get film adaptation
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Stephen Kings horror novel "The Dark Half" is all set to get a movie treatment with Alex Ross Perry on board to direct the project.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vidya Balan's 'Shakuntala Devi' to release on May 8, 2020
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan on Thursday took to Instagram and announced the release date of her upcoming film "Shakuntala Devi" in a quirky way.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
British polls pique Twitterati interest
London, Dec 12 (IANS) As Britain went to the polls on Thursday, #UKElection trended on Twitter as users posted both in favour of and against the Conservatives.
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Shalmali Kholgade: There was a time I'd compare myself to other singers
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Singer Shalmali Kholgade loves the singing skills of colleagues like Jonita Gandhi, Arijit Singh and Neeti Mohan.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Centurions Rohilla, Chauhan feel 'Lahli' threat more a mind game
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The fear of the bowler-friendly conditions in Lahli is something that has remained etched in the minds of domestic batsmen over the years. Even as bowlers have grinned at the prospect of making full use of conditions, batsmen have had nightmares just at the thought of taking guard at one of India's most lively wickets. But the duo of Shubham Rohilla and Shivam Chauhan wish to change just that. Having smashed hundreds in the opening game of Haryana's Ranji Trophy campaign against Maharashtra at Rohtak, they have started well for sure.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
It is a courageous step: RSS on CAB
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament, terming it as "courageous step".
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Now in India, world's cheapest Michelin-star meal
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANSlife) His culinary journey began during his daily preparation for the family's meals, and today, Liao Fan Hawker Chan is the proud chef behind The World First Hawker Michelin-starred Meal, a humble two-dollar street food dish made from soya sauce, chicken, rice and noodles.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Govt rules out BSNL, MTNL disinvestment
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The government on Thursday ruled out any plans to sell stake or disinvestment of ailing telecom PSUs -- Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) in the Parliament while fixing a target of Rs 200 crore and Rs 300 crore for them from their asset monetisation in current fiscal.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Human remains found where Chilean military plane went missing
Santiago, Dec 12 (IANS) Human remains have been found near the area where an Antarctica-bound Chilean military plane with 38 people onboard disappeared this week, an official said.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Amul amuses Twitterati, this time over Russia's WADA ban
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) With Russia banned for four years from all major international sporting events by WADA, Amul has come up with yet another creative advertisement on a topical issue, amusing the Twitter users.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rohit becomes LaLiga's first-ever brand ambassador in India
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Star India opener Rohit Sharma on Thursday joined hands with LaLiga -- Spains top division football league -- as its brand ambassador in India.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,Football
Gurugram PCR vans drop stranded women to their home
Gurugram, Dec 12 (IANS) The Police Control Room (PCR) vans in Gurugram have switched to round-the-clock 'active duty' to address distress calls and help stranded women commuters at night following rape-murder of a woman veterinarian in Hyderabad.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maoists warn villagers against mobile phone use in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) Panic has gripped the Swabhiman area of Odisha's Malkangiri district after Maoists threatened the locals not to use mobile phones.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Photoshop on iPad opens up new avenues for Indian millennials
Gurgaon, Dec 12 (IANS) Thirty years and still going strong, Adobe Photoshop remains the most loved design tool for creators and professional designers. Now, iPad lovers in India are thrilled to try their hands on the software tool and let their imaginations fly.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
Bengal BJP leaders to meet EC on Thursday evening
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Alleging large scale malpractices and violence in West Bengal by-elections, a delegation of BJP leaders of the state will meet the Election Commission on Thursday to lodge a complaint, a party leader said.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Except for some stray incidents, Tripura largely normal
Agartala, Dec 12 (IANS) Except for some stray incidents in three of its eight districts during the past 24 hours in Tripura, the situation was largely normal on Thursday after the agitation since Monday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, officials said.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Tripura,National
Khaleda Zia's bail plea in corruption case rejected
Dhaka, Dec 12 (IANS) A Bangladesh court on Thursday rejected former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's bail petition in a corruption case.
2019-12-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
DJ Snake: Every song was a lesson
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) DJ Snake has given numerous hits including "Let me love you" and "Taki taki", and he is proud of his work. He says every song has been a lesson for him.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
AgustaWestland case: ED seeks cancellation of Puri's bail
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday approached the Delhi High Court seeking cancellation of bail granted to businessman Ratul Puri in a money laundering case connected to the AgustaWestland helicopter deal.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
UK votes in historic, decisive general election (2nd Ld)
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Voters across the UK on Thursday voted in one of the country's most historic and decisive general election which will determine the nation's future course of action in light of its exit from the European Union (EU).
2019-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Salman Khan's 'Radhe' to feature Govind Namdev as a cop
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Govind Namdev, who is mostly known for his villainous roles in films like "Bandit Queen", "Satya", "Prem Granth" and "Virasat", has bagged a pivotal role in the upcoming "Radhe", starring superstar Salman Khan.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood