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Military staff at Rashtrapati Bhavan serve with professionalism: President
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday commended the military staff deployed at Rastrapati Bhavan for carrying out their duties with professionalism and swiftness.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
ED chief seeks independent power for agency
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Enforcement Directorate chief Karnal Singh on Saturday requested the government "empower" his agency to register and pursue cases independently even after courts quash any of them registered initially by other investigating authority.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Third Keralite IS activist killed in Afghanistan
Kasargode (Kerala), April 29 (IANS) A third youth from Kerala who ran away to join the Islamic State terror group in Afghanistan has been killed there, police said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Two villagers killed in Manipur crossfire
Imphal/Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Two villagers in Manipur's Churachandpur district were killed in cross-fire when militants ambushed security personnel near the international border on Saturday, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Manipur,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Digvijaya Singh removed as Goa, Karnataka in-charge
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday replaced General Secretary Digvijaya Singh as in-charge of poll-bound Karnataka as well as Goa, where it failed to form government despite emerging as the single-largest party.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Separatists using Kashmiri people as scapegoats, no talks with them: Ram Madhav
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday said the separatists in the Kashmir Valley are using people as "scapegoats" and reiterated the government's stand of having no talks with them
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
EC to hold 'open challenge' on EVM tampering
Chandigarh, April 29 (IANS) With some opposition leaders alleging tampering and hacking of electronic voting machines (EVMs), the Election Commission on Saturday said it will soon throw an "open challenge" to prove if the machines could be tampered with.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Trinamool-BJP activists clash in Howrah, RAF deployed
Howrah (West Bengal) April 29 (IANS) A clash broke out between activists of the BJP and the ruling Trinamool Congress in front of a police station in West Bengal's Howrah on Saturday, and police had to carry out a baton charge to control the situation, a senior police officer said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengaluru FC finish 4th in I-League
Bengaluru, April 29 (IANS) Bengaluru FC finished-off their I-League football campaign at the fourth spot as they defeated Churchill Brothers 3-0 in their last match.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Shaikh leads on Day 1 at JK Tyre Vroom Rush
Bengaluru, April 29 (IANS) Mumbai's Iqbal Shaikh proved to be the consummate drag racer on the opening day of the JK Tyre Vroom Quarter-Mile Rush here on Saturday, winning as many as three different categories and finishing third in another race on an action-packed day.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Motorsports
All Kashmiri stone-pelters not anti-nationals: CPI
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Urging the Union government to open the doors for talks with all stakeholders, the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Saturday said that all stone-pelters in Kashmir cannot be treated as anti-nationals.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Madhusudan Mistry made member of Congress election authority
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday appointed Madhusudan Mistry as member of the party's central election authority (CEA), which is headed by Mullapally Ramachandran.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL: Gujarat register 153/9 against Mumbai
Rajkot, April 29 (IANS) Gujarat Lions recovered from a top-order batting collapse to post 153/9 in 20 overs against Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Made mistakes, will introspect, says Kejriwal after poll drubbing, BJP terms it 'new drama'
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Chastened by his party's massive defeat in the civic polls, Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accepted that he has made "mistakes" and said the party will introspect and "course correct".
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Muscular Dystrophy case treated with stem cell therapy
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A 20-year-old man suffering from Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) -- a condition which slowly weakens and degenerates all the muscles of the body leading to disability -- was treated using stem cell therapy at a city-based hospital here.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ruling party, opposition like two wheels of a chariot: Anand Sharma
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Rajya Sabha's Deputy Leader of Opposition Anand Sharma on Saturday said ruling and opposition parties are like two wheels of a chariot, necessary to run democracy, a statement said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Haryana Lokayukta marks probe into arms licence for 'underage' Soha Ali Khan
Chandigarh, April 29 (IANS) Haryana's Lokayukta has marked an investigation into the grant of an arms licence to actress Soha Ali Khan by the authorities in Gurugram (earlier Gurgaon) in 1996 when she was underage.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vettel takes pole position for Russian GP
Sochi, April 29 (IANS) Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel secured the pole position for the 2017 Formula 1 VTB Russian Grand Prix after leading the official qualifier laps here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Motorsports
EVM means 'Every Vote for Modi', says Yogi Adityanath
Gorakhpur, April 29 (IANS) Amid opposition accusations of tampering of electronic voting machines (EVMs) to favour the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Saturday the Delhi civic polls had proved that the EVM stands for "Every Vote for Modi".
2017-04-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
I-League: East Bengal thrash Mumbai to end strongly
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) East Bengal ended their I-League campaign on a rousing note, thrashing a rather disjointed Mumbai FC 4-0 in their final game of the competition at the Cooperage Stadium here on Saturday evening.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Odisha clears nine investment proposals
Bhubaneswar, April 29 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday approved nine projects with an investment of Rs 1,770.43 crore.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Striking teacher breaks 24-day old fast after Kejriwal promises campus
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A teacher of the G.B. Pant Engineering College teacher ended his 24-day hunger strike for better campus facilities on Saturday, after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal assured him land for campus and an inquiry against the corrupt officials.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Bhutan government planning to save BBIN bill from being scrapped
Thimphu, April 29 (IANS) The Bhutan government is preparing to move a motion to withdraw the controversial Motor Vehicle Agreement involving Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) during the joint sitting of the Parliament next month, in order to save it from being scrapped in Parliament, a media report said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Bhutan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Odisha launches action plan to reduce migration
Bhubaneswar, April 29 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced a special action plan to reduce migration problem in the state and create livelihood opportunities.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Domestic manufacturing to be given preference: DIPP Secretary
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The government is considering a proposal to give preference to domestic manufacturing in public procurement, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Secretary Ramesh Abhishek said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Solution to triple talaq should come from within Muslim community: Modi
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Urged Muslims to not take the issue of triple talaq "into the realm of politics", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that given India's "great tradition", he is sure that solution to issues like it will come from within the Muslim community only.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Digvijaya Singh removed as Goa, Karnataka in-charge
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday replaced Digvijaya Singh as general secretary in-charge of poll-bound Karnataka as well as Goa, where the party failed to form government despite emerging as the largest single party.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tax on agro-income intended to finish farmers: Congress
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) The proposal to tax agricultural income was a "plan to finish off the farmers" in the country, Congress' Maharashtra's leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
New Ghaziabad DM, SSP take charge
Ghaziabad, April 29 (IANS) Ghaziabad's new District Magistrate Ministi S. and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) H.N. Singh took charge of their posts on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Dawn leaks: Sharif sacks special adviser, army rejects move
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday approved the sacking of his Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi due to his alleged role in "Dawn leaks", but the countrys army rejected the directives as "incomplete".
2017-04-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Para legal volunteers doing 'super divine duty': CJI
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Chief Justice of India, Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar on Saturday expressed appreciation for the "super divine duty" of para legal volunteers towards many poor, helpless, and deprived people who are the "main clients of the Indian judicial system".
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Hindu temple desecrated in Sindh
Karachi, April 29 (IANS) Police have registered cases of blasphemy and terrorism against unidentified men for smashing idols at a Hindu temple in Sindh. The broken idols were found in a sewerage line on Saturday morning.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cloudy Saturday in Delhi, rain and dust storm likely on Sunday
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A dust storm on Saturday evening and cloudy skies most of the day on Saturday brought some respite to Delhi residents from the scorching sun while the maximum temperature settled at 39.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above the average, the Met office said. Light rain or dust storm is also likely on Sunday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Amit Shah in Jammu, asks partymen to reach out to Valley
Jammu, April 29 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday advised party leaders and ministers in Jammu and Kashmir to reach out to people, especially in the Valley, in order to address issues in the wake of the prolonged unrest in the region.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Two villagers killed in Manipur cross-fire
Imphal, April 29 (IANS) Two villagers in Manipur's Churachandpur district were killed in cross-fire when militants ambushed security personnel near the international border on Saturday, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RCB not in race for IPL-10 play-offs, says Kohli
Pune, April 29 (IANS) Conceding that the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are virtually out of the race for the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs, courtesy another pathetic batting display, skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday said the team can only learn from such experiences.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Assam DSP arrested for objectionable comment against woman BJP lawmaker
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) A Deputy Superintendent (DSP) of Assam Police was arrested on Saturday for making an objectionable comment on social media against a woman legislator of the ruling BJP, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US carrier Carl Vinson stages war drills with S. Korean Navy
Seoul, April 29 (IANS) The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier on Saturday started a joint naval drill with the South Korean Navy in the East Sea amid heightened tensions from North Korea's failed ballistic missile launch earlier in the morning, defence officials here said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BSE launches disaster recovery centre in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 29 (IANS) The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Saturday launched its Disaster Recovery Centre (DRC) here, a statement said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Bengal students write slang, love poems in exam, 10 suspended (Lead, correcting name in para two)
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) At least 10 students of a college in West Bengal were suspended for writing about love, Hindi and Bengali film songs and poems instead of answers to questions in their semester exams.
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Electricity generation grows 4.7% in 2016-17
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) The electricity generation from thermal, hydro, nuclear and import from Bhutan grew by 4.7 per cent to 1,159.83 billion units (BU) in 2016-17 as compared to 1,107.82 BU generated in the previous year, according to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
IPL-10: Pune-Bangalore scoreboard
Pune, April 29 (IANS) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match between Rising Pune Supergiant and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Maharashtra Cricket Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Undertrial shot dead in Rohini court
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) An undertrial in a murder case was shot dead outside a district court complex here in Rohini on Saturday while being brought for a hearing, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Gujarat opt to bat against Mumbai
Rajkot, April 29 (IANS) Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina won the toss and elected to bat against Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday evening.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
'More coal imports could end Goa's famous dolphin sighting tours'
Panaji, April 29 (IANS) Dredging of the sea bed near Goa's Mormugao Port Trust, to facilitate expansion of the port's privately operated coal-handling berths may sound the death-knell for Goa's dolphin-sighting tours, which are a hit with tourists, WWF has said.A
2017-04-29
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Aim to collect Rs 19-20 lakh cr in taxes in 2017-18: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the government expects to collect Rs 19-20 lakh crore in direct and indirect taxes in 2017-18, which could further increase if greater compliance was ensured.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL-10: Comprehensive Pune dash RCB's hopes of play-offs
Pune, April 29 (IANS) Any hopes Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had of qualifying for the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs virtually ended after they lost by 61 runs to Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Katheria likely to be next UP BJP chief
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Former Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria, who has stirred controveries in the past with his remarks, is likely to be the Bharatiya Janata Party's next Uttar Pradesh chief, informed sources said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Women go for luxury brands due to social circle: Study
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) When it comes to buying high-end bags, most of old school shoppers go for luxury products because of their social circle, a survey has revealed.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
God rejects fanaticism, says Pope at Cairo mass
Cairo, April 29 (IANS) Pope Francis warned against religious fanaticism and sent a message of tolerance and co-existence as he celebrated a mass at a stadium in Cairo on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Egypt,Religion
'Hum Paanch' to return to small screen
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Popular comedy show "Hum Paanch" will be back on the small screen but with a modern twist.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
I miss seeing pure dancing in Bollywood: Shiamak Davar
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) On World Dance Day, National Award-winning choreographer Shiamak Davar said choreography in Bollywood has become more structured, but feels "pure dancing" has been replaced by technology.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Five ragpickers drown in drain
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Five ragpickers, including three minors, were drowned in a drain in west Delhi on Saturday, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
9 lakh firms not filing tax returns being monitored: Revenue Secretary
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The government is closely monitoring around nine lakh registered companies that had stopped filing annual tax returns with the Corporate Affairs Ministry after their registration, Union Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man morphing woman's picture, making pornographic video arrested
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) A man was arrested on Saturday from West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district for allegedly making a morphed pornographic video using the picture of a local woman, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Railways to face Haryana in final of women's hockey championship
Rohtak (Haryana), April 29 (IANS) The Railway Sports Promotion Board and hosts Hockey Haryana entered the final of Hockey India's women 7th senior national championship 'A Division following wins over Hockey Madhya Pradesh and Association of Indian Universities here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Hockey
Dhingra Commission political vendetta: Congress
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday termed as "political vendetta" the Dhingra Commission set up by Haryana's BJP government to probe some land deals in the state including those of a company of party President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
24 killed in Kyrgyzstan landslide
Bishkek, April 29 (IANS) At least 24 persons were killed in a landslide that swept over a part of a village in southern Kyrgyzstan on Saturday, the Emergencies Ministry said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Le Pen to appoint ex-rival as PM if elected
Paris, April 29 (IANS) French Front National (FN) presidential candidate Marine Le Pen announced on Saturday that she would appoint defeated first-round candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her Prime Minister if she is elected President.
2017-04-29
Category: International, France,Politics
Indian-American jailed for selling illegal pills, loses citizenship
Washington, April 29 (IANS) A 29-year-old Indian-American was stripped of his US citizenship after being sentenced for more than five years in jail for conspiring to illegally distribute male enhancement pills imported from China.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Jacqueline to decide look for hosting Bieber in India next week
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez says she will be meeting Hollywood fashion stylist Paris Libby in London next week to discuss her look to host Grammy Award winner and global pop sensation Justin Bieber during his India tour.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I will always be proud of you: Deepika to Dinesh Vijan
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Actrss Deepika Padukone, who is the part of special song that she did for Dinesh Vijan for his directorial debut "Raabta", says that she feels proud of the filmmaker.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India, Britain draw in Azlan Shah tie
Ipoh (Malaysia), April 29 (IANS) India were held to a 2-2 draw by Britain in the opening match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Hockey
EU leaders adopt 'tough' Brexit guidelines at summit
London, April 29 (IANS) European Union leaders on Saturday unanimously agreed to "tough" negotiating guidelines for Brexit talks, suggesting that they will demand Britain agree on payments to the bloc before considering a new trade deal.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Bengal students write slang, love poems in exam, 10 suspended
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) At least 10 students of a college in West Bengal were suspended for writing about love, Hindi and Bengali film songs and poems instead of answers to questions in their semester exams.
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
INLD threatens to stop Punjab vehicles on July 10 over SYL
Chandigarh, April 29 (IANS) Haryana's opposition Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on Saturday announced that its activists will stop all vehicles entering the state from Punjab at the Shambhu barrier near Ambala on July 10 as part of its demonstrations to push for the SYL canal.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Interesting days ahead for world cricket (Column: Just Sport)
Listening to and reading what the head of the Committee of Administrators (COA) Vinod Rai has been saying on sharing of the revenues with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Indian board, it appears he is neither talking like an accountant nor as an administrator.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Seven held with demonetised notes of Rs 96.9 lakh in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 29 (IANS) Seven persons, including one from Kerala, were arrested here with demonetised notes of the face value of Rs 96.9 lakh, police said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Harikrishna shares spoils in Round 7 of Shamkir Chess
Shamkir (Azerbaijan), April 29 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna played out a hard-fought draw against World No. 20 Radoslaw Wojtaszek in his seventh round encounter at the Shamkir Chess 2017 tournament here.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Azerbaijan,Sports,Other Sports
India to provide Rs 350 mn to descendants of Bangladeshi freedom fighters
Dhaka, April 29 (IANS) India will give Rs 350 million to descendants of freedom fighters in the next five years under the new 'Muktijodha scholarship scheme for Bangladesh, Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
I-League: Aizawl eye history as Bagan hope for miracle (Preview)
Kolkata/Shillong, April 29 (IANS) Surprise league leaders Aizawl FC will need at least a draw against Shillong Lajong to script history, while former champions Mohun Bagan face a must-win home tie against Chennai City FC on the final day of the I-League football season on Sunday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
India hands over Pakistani teen who inadvertently crossed border
Chandigarh, April 29 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday handed over a Pakistani teen who had crossed into Indian territory inadvertently in the Abohar sector in Punjab, a BSF official said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
EC may call all-party meeting over EVM controversy
Chandigarh, April 29 (IANS) The Election Commission of India may soon call a meeting of all political parties in order to convince and assure them that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) cannot be hacked, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Jet pilots' union defers decision
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Jet Airways' pilots union has deferred its decision of not operating flights with foreign pilots from May 1, sources said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Walmart to open 50 new stores in India
Hyderabad, April 29 (IANS) Global retail giant Walmart will set up 50 new stores across India, including 10 in Telangana, over the next three to four years, a top company official said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
'Baahubali...' game changer for Indian movies, says Mahesh Bhatt (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says S.S. Rajamoulis magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" will redefine Indian cinema.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Child with craniovertebral junction cured through rare surgery
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A four and a half year old child with severe disability of craniovertebral junction (CVJ) -- where the skull and upper cervical spine are joined together -- has been cured through a rare surgery, doctors said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India, Britain draw in Azlan Shah tie
Ipoh (Malaysia), April 29 (IANS) India were held to a 2-2 draw by Britain in the opening match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Hockey
Over 1,600 detained in Turkey's security operation
Ankara, April 29 (IANS) A total of 1,628 people were detained during a massive security operation across Turkey, security forces said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Turkey,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Judo training centres to be opened in Guwahati, Aizawl
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Judo Federation of India (JFI) on Saturday announced that it will open training centres in Guwahati and Aizawl in the next few days for providing best training facilities to the budding players at the club level.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Kerala women workers on fast against Mani forcefully removed by police
Munnar (Kerala), April 29 (IANS) Two women plantation workers on an indefinite fast demanding an apology and the resignation of State Power Minister M.M. Mani for his disparaging remarks against them were on Saturday forcefully taken by police to the hospital after their health deteriorated.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Truth shall prevail, says Robert Vadra
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on Saturday said that "truth shall prevail" in the allegations against him over a 2008 land deal in Haryana.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL-10: Disciplined RCB restrict Pune to 157/3
Pune, April 29 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) rode on a disciplined bowling effort to restrict Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) to 157/3 in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Cheated by lover, teenaged girl commits suicide
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) A teenaged girl committed suicide in West Bengal's Nadia district after her lover allegedly cheated on her and was marrying someone else, police said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
State BJP executive to meet in Lucknow on May 1
Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) The state executive of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will meet here on May 1, party secretary Salil Bishnoi said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Ponting feels Dhoni still has plenty to offer to Indian cricket
Sydney, April 29 (IANS) Former Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting on Saturday came to India's World Cup winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's defence, saying that the experienced wicketkeeper-batsman could have a significant role to play in Indias Champions Trophy campaign in June in England.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Kodanad Estate murder: Two men under scanner meet with accident
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) In a curious twist, two men suspected of involvement in the killing of a security guard at late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's Kodanad Estate met with separate road accidents, killing one of them, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dhingra Commission political vendetta: Congress
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday termed "political vendetta" the Dhingra Commission, set up by Haryana's BJP government to probe some particular land deals in the state including those of a company of party President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Equities scale new highs, global cues, rupee support rally (Market Review)
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) After two consecutive weeks of losses, the Indian equity markets embraced the bulls as positive global cues and an appreciating rupee gave a fillip to investors' sentiments during the week ended Friday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Some nations hide behind technicalities to avoid acting against terror: Ansari
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that some countries come up with legal technicalities as an excuse to try to avoid committing themselves in the fight against terror.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Innovation aims to make cab rides safer for women
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) To make cab rides safer for women, students and faculty of city-based Institute of Engineering and Management have designed a contraption that prevents undesired access to women passengers.
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Education
Australia interested in hosting 2022 CWG stripped from S. Africa
Canberra, April 29 (IANS) Australia is one of four nations which is interested in taking over the responsibility to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, after the South African city of Durban was stripped of the event.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
I have learnt to handle criticism gracefully, says Katrina Kaif
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif says getting criticised is disheartening, but she has learnt to not "overanalyse things" and move on.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Walmart to open 50 new stores in India soon
Hyderabad, April 29 (IANS) Global retail giant Walmart will set up 50 new stores across India over the next three to four years, a top company official said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Freida Pinto proud of Dev Patel
Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) India-born US-based actress Freida Pinto says she is "proud" of all the recognition her "Slumdog Millionaire" co-star and former boyfriend Dev Patel received for his critically-acclaimed drama "Lion".
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Militants explode two bombs in Manipur
Imphal, April 29 (IANS) Security personnel, including those of the Border Security Force (BSF), escaped bomb attacks by militants in Manipur on Saturday morning. There were no casualties.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Manipur,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi urges Muslims not to politicise triple talaq
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged Muslims not to "politicise" the triple talaq issue and requested them to come forward and find a "solution".
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
EVs to be introduced on mass scale within three years: Piyush Goyal
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said that the central government plans to introduce electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale within the next three years.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mortal remains of Captain Ayush Yadav consigned to flames
Kanpur, April 29 (IANS) The mortal remains of army Captain Ayush Yadav, who was killed in a militant attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, were consigned to the flames with full military honours on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Chakmas urge Mizoram CM to stop discrimination
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Alleging racial discrimination against their community in higher education policies in Mizoram, the All India Chakma Social Forum (AICSF) urged Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Saturday to address the issue on a priority basis.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Human Interest/Society
Bonobos more closely related to humans than chimpanzees
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Bonobos may be more closely linked, anatomically, to human ancestors than chimpanzees, confirms a new study.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Beijing sees April's hottest day in 66 years
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) Beijing on Saturday saw April's hottest day in 66 years with the temperature soaring up to 33.1 degrees Celsius on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Undertrial shot dead in Rohini court
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) An undertrial was shot dead outside a district court complex here in Rohini on Saturday while being brought for a hearing, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Onir excited about 'Shab' world premiere in New York
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Onir says he is looking forward to the world premiere of his film "Shab" in New York.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bialik, Rauch renew 'The Big Bang Theory' contracts
Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) Actresses Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are the last cast members to finalise deals for the remaining seasons of hit TV show "The Big Bang Theory".
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trinamool Congress' Tripura leader says not joining BJP
Agartala, April 29 (IANS) Days after Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee hinted that some Tripura party leaders went to New Delhi to meet central BJP leaders, a Trinamool MLA on Saturday declared that they would not join the saffron party but were instead keen to build an "anti-Left maha jot" or grand alliance to oust the ruling Left in Tripura.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Robert Downey Jr.'s Dolittle project moved to April 2019
Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) Production banner Universal Pictures has moved its untitled "Doctor Dolittle" movie with actor Robert Downey Jr. up six weeks from May 24, 2019, to April 12.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BSF hands over minor intruder from Pakistan
Chandigarh, April 29 (IANS) The Border Security Force on Saturday handed over a 15-year-old boy to Pakistani authorities. The intruder had crossed over to Indian territory by mistake in Punjab's Abohar sector, an official said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wikipedia blocked in Turkey
Ankara, April 29 (IANS) Turkish authorities on Saturday blocked online free encyclopedia Wikipedia in the country, citing administrative measures.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Technology
Indian foundry industry expects to double its revenue in three years
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) The Indian foundry industry is expected to double its revenues over the next three years with the central government's major push in railway infrastructure and defence sectors, said the Indian Institute of Foundrymen (IIF) on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Smartphone-controlled cells can treat diabetes
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) Researchers in China have developed a system than enables smartphones to control release of glucose-lowering hormones in mice by engineered cells, paving the way for the development of an automated way for monitoring blood glucose levels and delivering insulin in humans too.
2017-04-29
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Farmers' income doubled in 10 years: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, April 29 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said the income of farmers has grown two-fold in the last 10 years and the government would continue to work to keep up the momentum in the coming years.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Sharif sacks special adviser over Dawn leak
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday approved the sacking of his Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi due to his alleged role in "leaking" to Dawn newspaper vital information from a National Security meet alleging a confrontation between the civil and military leadership.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
IPL-10: Kohli opts to field against Smith's Pune
Pune, April 29 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to field against Rising Supergiant (RPS) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Rapper DMX checks into rehab
Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) After cancelling three shows due to medical emergency, rapper DMX has checked himself into rehab.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kolkata model dies in car accident, actor Vikram injured
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) A model-turned-actress from the city died while her companion, actor Vikram Chatterjee, was seriously injured in a car accident in south Kolkata on Saturday, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
Thought of dealing with nepotism with 'Sarkar 3': RGV
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film "Sarkar 3", says that he has tried to tackle the issue of nepotism through his film.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
First China-Britain freight train completes round trip
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) The first freight train linking Britain directly to China reached its destination in eastern China's Yiwu city on Saturday after a 12,000-kilometre trip.
2017-04-29
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Pakistan Foreign Office mum over Jindal meeting Nawaz Sharif
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) The Pakistan Foreign Office has refused to comment on the hush-hush visit of Indian steel magnate Sajjan Jindal to Murree to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, amid speculation that it was a move to revive the stalled dialogue process between the two countries.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Make your skin, hair summer ready
Sangeeta Velaskar, Vice President and Head, Medical Services and R&D, Kaya Limited talks about how to keep your skin looking fresh, while TONI&GUY Global Hair Ambassador, Indira Schauwecker gives you tips and tricks on how to ace the minimalistic trend, debunks some common hair myths and recommends products so you can care for your mane better.
2017-04-29
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Salman's 'Tubelight' teaser to be out next week
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan says the teaser of his upcoming historical war drama film "Tubelight", which has been directed by filmmaker Kabir Khan, will be out next week.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hekmatyar calls on Taliban to lay down arms
Kabul, April 29 (IANS) In his first public appearance after 20 years, former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Saturday called on the Taliban to lay down their arms and join the peace process.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
IPL-10: Delhi face Punjab in must-win tie (Preview)
Mohali, April 29 (IANS) Back from four consecutive losses, Delhi Daredevils are in a do-or-die situation when they take on struggling Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at the I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Cyprus backs India-initiated anti-terrorism convention
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus has backed the India-initiated Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) in the UN, a joint statement issued on Saturday following Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades's visit to India said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Murray enters Barcelona Open semis
Barcelona, April 29 (IANS) Andy Murray of Scotland advanced to the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open tennis tournament after defeating Spaniard Albert Ramos-Viñolas in a tough three-set duel that kept both players on the court for three hours.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
New space in New York will offer bespoke services: Anita Dongre
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Ace designer Anita Dongre, who has some of the glamorous Bollywood divas as her clients including Kareena Kapoor Khan and Dia Mirza, has come up with two new stores in New York and she says they will have bespoke services in bridal couture
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Four school kids injured in Patna blast
Patna, April 29 (IANS) Four school children were injured here on Saturday when a low intensity bomb exploded in a government-run middle school, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Sudarsan wins gold at Moscow sand art championship
Bhubaneswar, April 29 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik from Odisha won the gold medal at the 10th Moscow Sand Art Championship in Russia.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books,Environment/Wildlife
Bhutan unable to ratify sub-regional transport accord
Kathmandu/Thimphu, April 29 (IANS) Unable to ratify the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicles agreement, Bhutan has asked the three other members to go ahead without it, leaving them in a fix, the media reported.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
If India meets renewables target, no more coal power needed till 2027
As the prospects for coal-generated electricity recede globally, India is one of the last bastions of the world's oldest, dirtiest energy source -- although construction of new coal-fired power plants is faltering.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Spain,National,Business/Economy
Villarreal thump Gijon in La Liga tie
Villarreal (Spain), April 29 (IANS) A solid Villarreal CF beat Sporting Gijon 3-1 to sustain their hopes of finishing fifth in the Spanish football league and securing a spot in next season's Europa League.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Laura Dern in contention for Academy president?
Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) Two-time Oscar nominee Laura Dern is reportedly in contention for the position of President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hansal Mehta's son turns director with short film on water crisis
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Hansal Mehta's son Jai Mehta makes his directorial debut with a short fiction film "Paanipath". The film is presented by his father and talks about the disturbing reality of water crisis through the victims of a flawed and politicized water management system.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sampaoli only candidate for Argentina coaching job
Buenos Aires, April 29 (IANS) Jorge Sampaoli is the sole candidate to take over as coach of Argentina's national team, according to Argentine Football Association (AFA) chief Claudio Tapia.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Would not talking to separatists help improve Kashmir situation? (News Analysis)
Srinagar, April 29 (IANS) Would the central government's assertion that talks to improve the situation in Kashmir can only be held with mainstream political parties -- and not separatists -- have a positive impact in the Valley?
2017-04-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
India to be voluntary tax compliant society: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Indicating greater compliance measures from government agencies in the days ahead, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that India will be moving towards becoming a voluntary tax compliant society.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Government school teacher attacked in Delhi
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A group of youths attacked a government school teacher in south Delhi, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
'Pact on Nepal-China rail project in final stage'
Kathmandu, April 29 (IANS) The much-talked about pact on the Kathmandu-Kerung rail project, a cross-border rail network between Nepal and China, is in the final stage of signature, said Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Krishna Bahadur Mahara.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
SpaceX set to launch US spy satellite on Sunday
New York, April 29 (IANS) SpaceX is set to launch on Sunday a classified mission for the US National Reconnaissance Office NRO), the agency in charge of designing, building, launching and maintaining America's intelligence satellites.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Brazilian defender Pedro on Udinese radar
Rio de Janeiro, April 29 (IANS) Udinese are eyeing a move for highly rated Brazilian full-back Joao Pedro, according to media reports.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Myanmar plans to set up satellite system
Nay Pyi Taw, April 29 (IANS) Myanmar is planning to set up a satellite system of its own and to form a steering committee for the purpose, officials said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Science/Tech
Barcelona beat Real Madrid in clash of former stars
Beirut, April 29 (IANS) A team comprising former star footballers of multiple European champions FC Barcelona beat ex-players of fellow Spanish giants Real Madrid 3-2 here in a game billed as the "Classico of Legends".
2017-04-29
Category: International, Lebanon,Sports,Football
Overwhelmed by love and support: Ramya Krishnan
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) Actress Ramya Krishnan, who plays queen Sivagami in "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", on Saturday said she is overwhelmed by the love and support people are showering on the film.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Sonam Kapoor's maternal grandmother passes away
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor on Saturday took to Twitter to share with her fans and followers the news of the demise of her maternal grandmother.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Baahubali 2' crosses Rs. 100 crore on first day
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) S.S Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion netted over Rs. 100 crore at the ticket window in the country on release day. Trade sources say this is the best ever opening for an Indian film. Even filmmaker Karan Johar expressed his joy over the massive opening of the film.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Vijayan yet to reinstate Senkumar as Kerala police chief
Kochi, April 29 (IANS) Five days after the Supreme Court ordered the Kerala government to re-instate T.P. Senkumar as the state police chief, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has yet to take action in the matter and is learnt to have sought fresh legal advice from experts.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
'Smartphone shipments in India grew 15% in Q1 2017'
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Smartphone shipments in India registered a growth of 15 per cent annually in the first quarter of 2017, reaching 29 million units, a report said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Lyon beat Angers in Ligue 1 game
Angers (France), April 29 (IANS) Olympique Lyon climbed to the fourth position in the French football league with a 2-1 away victory over French Cup finalists Angers SCO at the Stade Raymond Kopa here.
2017-04-29
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Left-handed? You are more likely to have a slender face
New York, April 29 (IANS) People with a thin lower face are about 25 per cent more likely to be left-handed, new research has found.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Driver of Jayalalithaa's Kodanad estate dies in accident
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) A former driver Kanakaraj, employed in late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's Kodanad Estate, died in a road accident on Saturday morning in Salem district, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man shot dead in Rohini court
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A man was shot dead in the Rohini Courts complex on Saturday while being brought for court hearing, police said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Former Minister Ashwani Kumar named for Japanese honour
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Japan has named former Union Minister Ashwani Kumar for its prestigious 'Order of the Rising Sun' award for his contribution to fostering Japan-India ties, an official statement said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Rhino poaching probe handed over to CID: Bengal Minister
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) The West Bengal forest department has handed over the probe into the poaching of two one-horned rhinos in the Gorumara National Park to the state CID, a minister said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Get celebrity skincare secrets to beat the heat
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) With summer come a host of skin care problems. From acne to rashes, oily skin to breakouts, it is nothing short of a nightmare so it is very important to beat the heat by altering not only your wardrobe, but also your skin care routine, says experts.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Samsung regains top spot in Q1 smartphone market
Seoul, April 29 (IANS) South Korean giant Samsung Electronics regained the top status in the global smartphone market in the first quarter of the year, even before the release of its flagship Galaxy S8, a report said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Modi urges Muslims not to politicise triple talaq
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged people from the Muslim community not to "politicise" the triple talaq issue and requested them to come forward and find a "solution".
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Schalke thrash Leverkusen in German Bundesliga
Leverkusen (Germany), April 29 (IANS) Guido Burgstaller's brace helped FC Schalke 04 upset Bayer Leverkusen 4-1 in their German football league match at the Bay Arena Stadium here.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Amazon's Alexa can now whisper, bleep
New York, April 29 (IANS) In a bid to provide more natural voice experience, Amazon has introduced new "Speech Synthesis Markup Language"(SSML) features to its voice assistant Alexa that allows it to whisper, bleep and even change its pitch.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Technology
Alka Yagnik, Amit Trivedi disagree with Armaan Malik's comment on singing stars
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) It started with a Twitter face-off between actress Sonakshi Sinha and singer Armaan Malik with the latter vehemently opposing the idea of actors singing for themselves on screen. But now the issue has acquired far-reaching ramifications.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IPL: Rampaging KKR hot favourites against Hyderabad (Preview)
Hyderabad, April 29 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be hot favourites to do the double on defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad when the two sides lock horns in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL
UP STF busts petrol pump racket, arrests 23
Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) The Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested 23 persons for using chips in petrol pumps to dupe people buying fuel, an official said on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Former soldier pens gripping tale of cross-border love
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A retired Indian Army Brigadier has penned a fascinating love story that traverse between India and Pakistan in the backdrop of the divisive politics that has plagued the sub-continent for decades.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Prasanna thrilled to don khaki in his next
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) Actor Prasanna, who will don khaki in his next yet-untitled Tamil project, is looking forward to the experience.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Akhilesh Yadav again questions credibility of EVMs
Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday again questioned the credibility of electronic voting machines (EVMs) after the state police found a chip-like device used in stealing petrol.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sisodia denies tweeting against Anna Hazare
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday denied endorsing tweets which called social activist Anna Hazare a "fraud" and said his twitter account was hacked.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Kejriwal a dangerous idea: No establishment will let him survive (Comment: Special to IANS)
The wag has a point. The 2017 Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, we are being persistently reminded, were won by the BJP handsomely because of a single factor: a Modi wave. Fair enough. But the BJP won the two previous Delhi municipal elections also. Who generated the waves then?
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Made mistakes, will introspect & correct: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Three days after the Aam Aadmi Party's defeat in the Delhi civic polls, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accepted that he has made "mistakes" and said the party will introspect and "course correct".
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ecuador forward Bolanos sidelined with injury
Rio de Janeiro, April 29 (IANS) Brazil football club Gremio will be without Ecuador international forward Miller Bolanos for at least three weeks due to an injury, the Porto Alegre club has said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Testosterone increases impulsive behaviour in men: Study
New York, April 29 (IANS) The male hormone testosterone is important for sexual and reproductive development but it can also make men less likely to question their impulses, suggests new research.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
I fought hard not to get typecast in Hollywood: Dave Bautista
Tokyo, April 29 (IANS) Dave Bautista thinks he is a "misfit in life", but doesnt want to be a misfit in Hollywood. The wrestler-turned-actor says he is fighting hard not to get typecast as a musclehead, and show his range as an artiste.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Japan,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
This exhibition is a pictorial tale of Chanderi silk
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The overwhelming story of Chanderi silk is symbolically represented in an ongoing exhibition here under the Neel Dongre Grants for Excellence in Photography.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Judge who bailed out UP's rape accused SP leader, suspended
Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) The administrative committee of the Allahabad High Court has suspended Justice Om Prakash Mishra for granting bail to former Uttar Pradesh Minister Gayatri Prajapati, accused in a gang rape case.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Five books to look forward to in May 2017
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) On an average, at least 40-50 books from leading publishers hit the stands every month. Add to this the vast number of self-published books and you will get an absolutely staggering total. How many books are you going to read in a month?
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Being part of 'Baahubali' unforgettable: Madhan Karky
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) Popular writer-lyricist Madhan Karky on Saturday thanked S.S Rajamouli for giving him an opportunity to be part of the "Baahubali" franchise which he described as an "unforgettable journey".
2017-04-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Don't want to work with Aamir on fiction TV: Sanjeeda Sheikh
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Actors Aamir Ali and Sanjeeda Sheikh became a household name through their onscreen chemistry in popular 2007 show "Kya Dill Mein Hai". However, Sanjeeda says the real life couple has not been offered another fiction show together and even she is not ready to do another daily soap with her husband.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Asean leaders' summit opens in Manila
Manila, April 29 (IANS) Southeast Asia leaders gathered here on Saturday to exchange views on how to further strengthen and make the 50-year-old Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) relevant amid challenges confronting the world.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Diplomacy
Google CEO Pichai doubles his pay package
New York, April 29 (IANS) Google's India-born CEO Sundar Pichai received a stock award of $198.7 million in 2016, almost double his 2015 stock award of $99.8 million, a media report said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Technology,Diaspora
Apple stops paying royalties to Qualcomm
New York, April 29 (IANS) Apple has stopped paying royalties to contract manufacturers for phone patents owned by Qualcomm over an "unresolved issue" -- a move that will hit the US-chip maker's financial results.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Melania Trump helps open garden in children's hospital
Washington, April 29 (IANS) First lady Melania Trump visited the Children's National Health System in Washington to help the hospital mark the official opening of a healing garden dedicated to all the first ladies of the US, the media reported.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Press freedom declines in US: Report
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Press freedom in the US and across the world is at its lowest point in 13 years, according to a new report by the watchdog group Freedom House.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights
Artificial pancreas found safe and effective for kids
New York, April 29 (IANS) An artificial pancreas that automates blood sugar control for people with Type-1 diabetes has been found to be safe and effective in a pilot study among young children.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Who will stop the BJP? No one in sight (Column: Political Circus)
After the resounding victories of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the UP assembly and Delhi municipal elections, the party increasingly appears to be politically invincible.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Chinese FM meets Tillerson, discuss bilateral ties
United Nations, April 29 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of a UN Security Council ministerial meeting on the Korean Peninsula's nuclear issue.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
EU to discuss Brexit without UK
Brussels, April 29 (IANS) The European Union (EU) countries will meet in Brussels to discuss a joint strategy for negotiations with the UK over Brexit, the media reported on Saturday.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Trump era: 100 days of turns, TV & twitter! (Washington Diary)
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Donald Trump has been awfully busy since he did the impossible and became the President of the United States a hundred days ago.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Guilt-free commercial dialogue writing of Salim-Javed a rarity now'
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) "Realism" has taken the "cinema" out of dialogues, and the guilt-free commercial dialogue writing of the kind popularised by Salim-Javed, the celebrated scriptwriters of the 1970s and 1980s, is rare now, believes Siddharth Singh, who has written with Garima Wahal for hit films like "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela" and "Bajirao Mastani".
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kim Jong-un disrespected China with new launch: Trump
Washington, April 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that with the new ballistic missile trial, the North Korean leader has disrespected China, the media reported.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
CEO Jack Dorsey buys $9.5 mn in Twitter stock
San Francisco, April 29 (IANS) After purchasing seven million dollars worth of Twitter stock in February, CEO Jack Dorsey said he has bought another $9.5 million of the company's stock.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Deportations slow under Trump
Washington, April 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has made cracking down on illegal immigration a centrepiece of his administration, but so far his administration has deported fewer people than his predecessor, according to the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Partly cloudy Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) It was a relatively pleasant and partly cloudy Saturday morning in Delhi as minimum temperature was recorded at 24 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of season, the Met office said.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kejriwal accepts mistake, says will introspect and correct
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Three days after the Aam Aadmi Party was defeated in the Delhi civic polls, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accepted that he has made mistakes and said "will introspect and course correct".
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Big B, Vinod Khanna starrer 'Amar Akbar Anthony' inspires Harvard book
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) The evergreen blockbuster "Amar Akbar Anthony" starring Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor and directed by Manmohan Desai, is now an inspiration for the Harvard University press for a book on Bollywood, Brotherhood and the Nation.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Friendly fire may have killed US troops in Afghanistan
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Two US soldiers who died this week during an operation targeting Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan may have been killed by friendly fire, the Department of Defence said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US man sentenced to 100 years for assaulting elderly woman
Washington, April 29 (IANS) A young man from the US state of Illinois was sentenced to 100 years in prison after he was convicted of sexually assaulting and robbing an 85-year-old woman, officials said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7.1-magnitude quake jolts Philippines
Manila, April 29 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale the island of Mindanao in Philippines on Saturday morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Canada changes entry rules for citizens of three nations
Ottawa, April 29 (IANS) Canada will allow Brazil, Bulgaria and Romania's citizens to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport, a ministry statement has said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Canada,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
After US warns N.Korea 'military action' on table, Pyongyang tests missile
United Nations, April 29 (IANS) Hours after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a grim warning on Friday that "military action" should be considered an option to deter North Korea's nuclear programme, Pyongyang responded by defiantly testing a ballistic missile.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
My son likes Spider-Man not Star-Lord: Chris Pratt
Tokyo, April 29 (IANS) Actor Chris Pratt says his four-year-old son Jack likes Spider-Man over his superhero avatar as Star-Lord.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Japan,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US averts government shutdown with stopgap funding bill
Washington, April 29 (IANS) US Congress on Friday approved a stopgap funding bill to keep the US federal government operating for another week while lawmakers pursue an agreement on funding for the balance of the fiscal year, which ends on September 30.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
John Legend gets 'too loving' when he's drunk
New York, April 29 (IANS) Supermodel Chrissy Teigen says her husband and singer John Legend gets "way too loving" when he is drunk.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Salman, J.J. Valaya attend wedding of billionaire Binod Chaudhary's son
Udaipur, April 29 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, superstar Salman Khan, ace fashion designer J.J. Valaya, filmmaker Muzaffar Ali were among the prominent personalities who attended the wedding of Nepalese businessman and industrialist Binod Chaudhary's son Varun and jeweller Rajkumar Tongya's daughter Anushree.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Trump tells gun lobby it has a friend in the White House
Atlanta, April 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Friday told members of the National Rifle Association (NRA), the biggest lobby on behalf of gun ownership in the country, that they have a friend in the White House and promised never to act against the right to bear arms.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
North Korea's missile test fails: US official
Washington/Seoul, April 29 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday launched a ballistic missile that blew up over land, a spokesman for the US Pacific Command said.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Bieber splashes $15,000 on new mouthpiece
Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning singer Justin Bieber, who will perform in India in May, spent whopping $15,000 on a new mouthpiece - a pink sapphire grill.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Gwen Stefani ruptures her eardrum
Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) Singer Gwen Stefani has ruptured her eardrum and was forced to cancel a live performance here.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
North Korea test-fires ballistic missile
Washington/Seoul, April 29 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday on Saturday test-fired a ballistic missile, which exploded after lift-off, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Amazon evaded $141 million in taxes: Italy
Rome, April 29 (IANS) Italian authorities on Friday opened an investigation against US online retailing giant Amazon for allegedly evading 130 million euros ($141 million) in taxes between 2011-2015.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Beyonce, Jay Z can't find house in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) Singer Beyoncé Knowles and husband and rapper Jay Z are struggling to find a house big enough for their expanding family, say sources.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Albania elects new President
Tirana, April 29 (IANS) The Albanian parliament elected on Friday Ilir Meta as the country's new President with 87 votes in favour and two against.
2017-04-29
Category: International, Albania,Politics
There's nothing but unconditional love: Cannon on Mariah Carey
Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) Rapper-actor Nick Cannon says that he and his former wife Mariah Carey are only best friends.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump signs executive order to expand offshore oil drilling
Washington, April 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday aimed at reversing Obama-era restrictions on offshore oil and gas drilling.
2017-04-29
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Government working on 'Digi Yatra' initiative: Jayant Sinha
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Friday said the central government is working on a new initiative to ease the security and boarding procedure -- 'Digi Yatra' -- which will use Aadhaar card or passport number and a digital mode to verify passengers.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Maxwell blames fielders, bowlers for loss to Hyderabad (Lead, correcting headline)
Mohali, April 29 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab's skipper Glen Maxwell blammed bowlers and fielders for their loss in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 26 runs here on Friday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Banks need to raise private capital to deal with bad loans: RBI
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) The mounting problem of bad loans of banks cannot be resolved by their simple recapitalisation and options like raising private capital for state-run banks need to be considered to deal with the issue, the RBI said on Friday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Maxwell blames fielders, bowlers for loss to Punjab
Mohali, April 29 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab's skipper Glen Maxwell blammed bowlers and fielders for their loss in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 26 runs here on Friday.
2017-04-29
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
New policy to provide ART irrespective of clinical stage: Nadda
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Friday announced a new Test and Treat Policy for HIV, under which as soon as a person is found to be positive, they will be provided with ART irrespective of their CD count or clinical stage.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Congress asks government not to backstab India's farmers
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Congress on Friday asked the government why it was trying to stab India's farmers by surreptitiously by introducing tax on agriculture.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Al Sisi lauds Pope's stance on peace, tolerance
Cairo, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Friday praised Pope Francis for promoting the values of peace and tolerance, saying he was a spiritual leader for "people of various faiths".
2017-04-28
Category: International, Egypt,Religion,Diplomacy
IPL: Punjab vs Hyderabad scoreboard
Mohali, April 28 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Hyderabad beat Punjab by 26 runs in IPL match
Mohali, April 28 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kings XI Punjab by 26 runs in an Indian Premier League match at the I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Congress alleges Dhingra report leaked, Khattar denies (Roundup)
New Delhi/Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) The Congress on Friday accused the central and the Haryana governments of "deliberately leaking" the Dhingra Commission report despite a court injunction against its publication. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar rubbished the allegation.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Islam does not condone terrorism: Al-Azhar chief
Cairo, April 28 (IANS/AKI) The Muslim faith is not a terrorist religion, Ahmad al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Cairo's prestigious Al-Azhar mosque - the highest seat of Sunni learning - said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Egypt,Religion
Pope Francis urges end to funding of violent groups
Cairo, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis on Friday called for a stop to the financing of groups that promote violence and urged religious leaders to uphold the sanctity of human life.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Egypt,Religion,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BJP sets target of 400 seats in next Lok Sabha polls
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The BJP has set an ambitious "Mission 400" target for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, a top party leader said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Second round of bidding for UDAN routes in next three months
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The central government on Friday said that the second round of bidding for air routes under the regional connectivity scheme -- UDAN -- is likely to conclude within the next three months.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maken, Chacko's resignation not accepted
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Congress leadership has not accepted the resignations of Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken and state incharge P.C. Chacko, who put in their papers in wake of the party's debacle in the civic polls, party sources said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Had a very productive visit to Poland, says Ansari
Warsaw, April 28 (IANS) Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari, who concluded his three-day state visit to Poland on Thursday, said it was "very productive" and signalled a new stage in bilateral ties.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Poland,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
SEBI asks MFs to reveal annual remuneration of top executives
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Securities markets regulator SEBI on Friday directed all mutual funds (MFs) and asset management companies (AMCs) to reveal the remuneration packages of their top executives.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Calcutta HC extends stay on arrest warrant against Babul Supriyo
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday extended its interim stay order on the execution of the arrest warrant issued against Union Minister Babul Supriyo following a complaint by a Trinamool Congress legislator that he has insulted her.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three escape death as truck falls off flyover
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) Three people escaped death by sheer luck on Friday after a truck fell off from a flyover in Punjab's Jalandhar city and dropped on the road below, crushing an auto-rickshaw and a bicycle.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
JSW mulling steel plant at Posco site in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 28 (IANS) Sajan Jindal-led JSW, which has expressed interest in investing Rs 50,000 crore to set up a 10 million tonne a year steel plant in Odisha, may set up the plant in the location earlier earmarked for the Posco plant.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Calcutta HC tells Trinamool MP to cooperate with CBI's Narada probe
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday allowed the CBI to carry on with its probe into the Narada sting video footage case and directed accused Aparupa Poddar - a Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member - to extend all cooperation to the agency.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Two teenagers die as car hit throws them off flyover
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A 17-year-old teenager and a young woman riding pillion suffered a fatal, 40-foot fall from a flyover on Friday after their bike was hit by a speeding car in south Delhi, the city police said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Murray advances to Barcelona Open semis
Barcelona, April 28 (IANS) Scotland tennis star Andy Murray advanced to the Barcelona Open semi-finals after defeating Spaniard Albert Ramos-Viñolas 2-6, 6 -4, 7-6 (4) in a tough game that kept both players on the court here for three hours on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
West Bengal to revamp jetties, plans to roll out 'Jaldhara' scheme
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Following the collapse of a temporary jetty over the Hooghly river, the West Bengal government plans to revamp jetties across districts, an official said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Modi most hypocritical, double-faced PM: Congress
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Congress on Friday termed Narendra Modi as the "most hypocritical and double-faced" Prime Minister, slamming his government for rise in casualties in violence/terror attacks across India. The situation during the UPA rule was much better, it said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amit Shah a copycat, merely aping Congress leaders: Mannan
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) West Bengal's Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan on Friday called BJP President Amit Shah a "copycat", for merely imitating top Congress leaders when he had lunch and refreshments at homes of tribals, Dalits and poor people uduring his recent trip to the state.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India, Cyprus sign four agreements, call for enhanced cooperation (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India and Cyprus on Friday signed four agreements, including on air services and merchant shipping and expressed their willingness to cooperate in areas like climate change, tackling international terrorism and seeking reform of the United Nations.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Karnataka likely to issue order on capping cinema ticket rates soon
Bengaluru, April 28 (IANS) The Karnataka government is likely to issue, within three days, an order capping multiplex tickets at Rs 200 within three days as Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had proposed in the state Budget.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
To grow rapidly, India needs to embrace digitisation: NITI CEO
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Digitisation is the future of the manufacturing market and India needs to embrace this change if it wants to grow rapidly, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Ambuja Cements net profit jumps 357%
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Ambuja Cements Ltd, a part of the global conglomerate LafargeHolcim, on Friday reported a 357 per cent increase in its standalone net profit to Rs 247 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 as compared to Rs 54 crore in the corresponding period of previous financial year.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
ED action a BJP conspiracy: Trinamool
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday termed as a "BJP conspiracy" the Enforcement Directorate's registration of a money laundering case against some of its leaders over their alleged involvement in the Narada sting.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Nalanda varsity to collaborate with Japanese institute
Patna, April 28 (IANS) The Nalanda University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kanazawa University in Japan for academic collaboration, an official said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
US economy grows at slower pace in Q1
Washington, April 28 (IANS) The US economy grew 0.7 per cent in the first quarter, sharply lower than the 2.1 per cent growth in the previous quarter, the advance estimate released by the Commerce Department said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
IPL: Warner, Dhawan star as Hyderabad post 207/3 vs Punjab
Mohali, April 28 (IANS) Openers David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan helped Sunrisers Hyderabad post a challenging 207/3 against King XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match at the I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Priyanka's clarification raises more questions: Minister
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said that a public clarification issued by Congress President's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra about her land deals raises more questions than it answers.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's first 'book village' coming up in Maharashtra's strawberry country
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) The sleepy village of Bhilar, in the heart of Maharashtra's famed 'strawberry country' will soon get another identity as India's first "book village", Education Minister Vinod Tawde said here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Pakistan opposition questions Jindal-Sharif meeting
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Pakistani opposition parties on Friday questioned the government's silence over Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's meeting with Indian business tycoon Sajjan Jindal.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India to take call on Champions Trophy at May 7 BCCI meet
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary on Friday hinted that the call on India's participation in the ICC Champions Trophy will be taken in the Special General Meeting (SGM) to be held on May 7 in New Delhi.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Pyongyang bids for support from developing countries
Pyongyang, April 28 (IANS) North Korea has stepped up diplomatic efforts to win support from developing countries amid tension with the US, the media reported on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
China's Didi completes over $5.5 bn financing round
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) China's leading on-demand mobility platform Didi on Friday said it has completed a new financing round of over $5.5 billion to support global strategy and continued investments in artificial intelligence (AI).
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
We are looking to win as many games as we can, says KKR's Jackson
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) wicket-keeper Sheldon Jackson did not want to put a figure to the number of points needed to make the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs but said the more the team wins the better.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Krishnakumar Coca Cola's new India president
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Beverages multinational Coca-Cola's Indian arm on Friday announced that T.K.K. Krishnakumar will take over as the President of the company's India and South West Asia business, with effect from May 1.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
14 passengers fly to Delhi after delay
Panaji, April 28 (IANS) Fourteen SpiceJet passengers, who missed their connecting flight to Delhi due to a delay caused by technical reasons to the Chennai-Goa SpiceJet flight, were accommodated in another airline after considerable delay, officials said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Le Pen's party replacement steps down over Holocaust remarks
Paris, April 28 (IANS) Just days after taking over the position from Marine Le Pen, the interim leader of France's far-right National Front (FN) on Friday stepped down after facing criticism for comments he made apparently contesting the use of gas chambers during the Holocaust.
2017-04-28
Category: International, France,Politics
Delhi hawala operator held, over 50 quizzed in EC bribery case
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A hawala operator from old Delhi, Naresh Jain, was arrested here on Friday in connection with sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran's alleged offer of Rs 50 crore in bribes to the Election Commission officials, the Delhi Police said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
13 killed in Andhra boat capsize
Vijayawada, April 28 (IANS) At least 13 members of a family were killed when a boat capsized in a lake in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district, police said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi cancels public holidays on birth/death of eminent persons
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Taking a cue from its Uttar Pradesh counterpart, the Delhi government on Friday announced cancellation of public holidays marking the birth or death anniversaries of eminent personalities.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Malegaon blast accused Purohit moves SC for bail
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Former Army officer Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit on Friday moved the Supreme Court to challenge the Bombay High Court's rejection of his bail in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Italy deports two suspected Islamic extremists
Rome, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities expelled two North Africans accused of supporting jihadist groups and proselytising radical Islam, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Italy,Terrorism
Jobless man kills mother in Delhi
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) An unemployed man, unable to fend for his elderly mother, strangled her at his residence in west Delhi, police said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lavasa panel on central allowances submits report to Jaitley
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The committee headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa on allowances to be paid to central government employees has submitted its report to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, an official said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Around 100 injured in Macedonian parliament protest
Skopje, April 28 (IANS) Around 100 persons were hurt when protests at the Macedonian Parliament turned violent, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
29 civilians killed in militiamen clashes in DR Congo
Kinshasa, April 28 (IANS) At least 29 civilians were killed in clashes between Nyatura militia and National Council for Renewal and Democracy (CNRD) fighters in North Kivu province of DR Congo, the police said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Welcome Delhi High Court's order on arbitral award: Tata Sons
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Tata Sons on Friday welcomed the Delhi High Court order which has allowed the company and NTT Docomo to implement the June 22, 2016, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) award.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress accuses Centre, Haryana of deliberately leaking Dhingra report
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Congress on Friday accused the central and the Haryana governments of "delibrately leaking" the Dhingra Commission report, while noting that there was a court injunction against its publication.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delta passenger kicked off flight after bathroom emergency
Washington, April 28 (IANS) A man was removed from a Delta Airlines flight after he used the bathroom against crew instructions while the plane was preparing for takeoff.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
The missed catch of Uthappa cost us the match: Samson
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils opener Sanju Samson on Friday lamented the dropped catch of Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) Robin Uthappa, saying the miss cost them the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Sauna-like Kolkata welcomes IPL, 'Baahubali 2'
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) It was virtually a sauna here on Friday with scorching heat and sweat dripping down one's back, courtesy high humidity, with the Met office ruling out any signs of rain which could bring relief.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
Five firms work on Expressway; Modi to inaugurate it in August
Palwal (Haryana), April 28 (IANS) Five major infrastructure firms have been involved to complete within the targeted 400 days the Eastern Peripheral Expressway, which will be dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August, the government said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Business/Economy
More MLAs join BJP in Manipur
Imphal, April 28 (IANS) The BJP's strength in the Manipur assembly rose to 28 on Friday after four more Congress MLAs and the Trinamool Congress' lone legislator joined the ruling party.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
France's first-quarter growth at 0.3%
Paris, April 28 (IANS) France recorded a slower than expected economic pace of 0.3 per cent GDP growth in first three months of the year due to sluggish household spending and falling exports, a report said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, France,Business/Economy
Ujjivan Small Finance Bank aims Rs 2,500 cr deposits in 2017-18
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (SFB), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Ujjivan Financial Services Ltd, on Friday said it is targeting a deposit base of Rs 2,500 crore in 2017-18.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
IPL: Kolkata vs Delhi scoreboard
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard in the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils here on Friday:
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Discharged IPL spot fixing accused seeks to deposit old currency seized in 2013
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A discharged accused in the IPL spot-fixing scandal on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking to deposit Rs. 5.5 lakh in demonetised currency notes which were released by police on February 1 and were not being accepted by the Reserve Bank of India.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Centre can't, but states can tax farm income, says CEA
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Restoking the debate on the politically sensitive issue of taxing agriculture income, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian on Friday said that states have no constitutional restriction on taxing farm incomes.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
No leakage of Dhingra Commission report by Haryana: Khattar
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday rubbished allegations that the state government had leaked the Dhingra Commission report, set up to probe controversial grant of licences for prime commercial properties in Gurugram including those to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
HC seeks response from UGC, JNU against M.Phil, Ph.D notification
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought response from the Central government, the UGC and JNU on a plea challenging the UGC notification that put a cap on number of M.Phil and Ph.D research scholars a professor can guide.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
BJD forms its own trade union
Bhubaneswar, April 28 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Friday announced the formation of its trade union wing - Biju Shramik Samukhya (BSS).
2017-04-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Amrapali launches 'Baahubali' jewelry at Hyderabad store
Hyderabad, April 28 (IANS) Amrapali Jewels, the official jewellery designers for "Baahubali 2" on Friday launched the "Baahubali" collection at its store here.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
China hopes UNSC sends 'positive' signal on Korean n-issue
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) China hopes the UN Security Council meeting on the Korean peninsula nuclear issue on Friday will send a positive and balanced message to the world.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Bhatnagar takes charge as CRPF chief
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar on Friday took charge as the new Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), four days after the force lost 25 troopers in a deadly Maoist attack in Chhattisgah's Sukma district.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
India, Pakistan must discuss Kashmir: President Erdogan
Ankara, April 28 (IANS) In what appears to be a departure from Turkey's traditional stand on Kashmir, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Pakistan and India must discuss their festering dispute.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Turkey,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Democratic means only way to solve world problems: Ansari
Warsaw, April 28 (IANS) India's visiting Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Friday said peaceful, democratic means are the only way to resolve global problems.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Poland,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Kotak Mahindra to buy out Old Mutual stake in Kotak Life
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Kotak Mahindra Bank on Friday said it has entered into an agreement to purchase the entire 26 per cent equity held by Old Mutual plc, UK, in Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance Ltd (Kotak Life) for Rs 1,292.7 crore.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Online demand for 8.97 lakh houses received in Haryana: Naidu
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) Union Urban Development and Housing Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday that online demand for 8.97 lakh houses had so far been received under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) in Haryana.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Paris to host European Athletics Championships in 2020
Paris, April 28 (IANS) Paris will host the European Athletics Championships in 2020, shortly after the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympic Games, European Athletics confirmed on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
GM India ceases production at its Halol facility
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Automobile major General Motors India on Friday said that it has ceased production at its Halol facility located in Gujarat.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BookMyShow sold 12 tickets a second for 'Baahubali 2'
Hyderabad, April 28 (IANS) Online entertainment ticketing platform BookMyShow said it has so far sold over 3.3 million tickets for "Baahubali 2", which was released across the country on Friday, or 12 tickets every second a day before the release of filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Business/Economy
Students go on rampage in UP's Allahabad University, torch vehicles
Allahabad, April 28 (IANS) Students indulged in violence and arson on the Allahabad University campus here on Friday evening after a student leader was arrested.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
IPL: Punjab opt to bowl against Hyderabad
Mohali, April 28 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) captain Glenn Maxwell won the toss and opted to bowl against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in an Indian Premier League game at the I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Fresh trouble for Kerala Minister as HC speaks tough
Kochi, April 28 (IANS) Even while Kerala's ruling CPI-M has publicly censured State Power Minister M.M. Mani for his "loose tongue" and the Congress-led UDF have been demanding his resignation for his remarks on women plantation workers, the Kerala High Court on Friday spoke tough, noting it was a grave mistake on the part of Mani to use such words.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India aim to begin new season on a high at Sultan Azlan Shah Cup (Preview)
Ipoh (Malaysia), April 28 (IANS) India will hope to begin a new season on a strong note with a good performance at the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup -- beginning on Saturday -- which is seen as a precursor to the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final to be held in June.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Hockey
IPL-10: KKR scripts facile seven-wicket win over Daredevils
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) There was no stopping the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) juggernaut as Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa tore apart Delhi Daredevils' bowling to script a seven-wicket win and inch closer to a play-off berth in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
UDAN scheme to create 100 airports over the next 2-3 years: Jayant Sinha
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Friday said that central government's regional air connectivity scheme -- UDAN -- which was launched on April 27 is slated to create additional 100 airports over the next 2-3 years.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Turkey urges coalition, US to clear IS out of Syria
Istanbul, April 28 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday urged coalition forces and the US to clear the Islamic State (IS) militants from Manbij and Raqqa towns in Syria.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Terrorism
2,000-year-old tombs excavated in China
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) More than 20 funeral artefacts were unearthed during the excavation of two 2,000-year-old tombs in Hunan province of China, the media reported on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Art/Culture/Books
Akshaya Tritiya overcomes note-ban shadow, sees jump in gold sales
New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata/Bengaluru/Chennai, April 28 (IANS) With cash flow almost normalising after demonetisation, customers on Friday thronged jewellery shops across the country to celebrate Akshaya Tritiya.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Business/Economy
Four stands named after army men unveiled at Eden
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Four Indian soldiers who laid down their lives for the motherland were honoured by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) by naming Eden Gardens stands after them ahead of an Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
ANC could lose 2019 polls: Ousted Indian-origin Minister
Johannesburg, April 28 (IANS) Former South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has said that if the current state of affairs continue, the African National Congress (ANC) will lose power in 2019.
2017-04-28
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Diaspora
SC dismisses Kerala's curative petition seeking death for rapist
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) A six member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar on Friday dismissed a curative petition filed by the Kerala government seeking death for a rapist, leading to dismay from her family.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengaluru gears up for JK Tyre Vroom this weekend
Bengaluru, April 28 (IANS) As many as 600 participants from every nook and corner of the country will flex their muscles and show off their mean machines in India's premier quarter mile championship, JK Tyre Vroom, here this weekend.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Motorsports
FIFA pays tribute to Mohun Bagan's historic triumph
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) In a tribute to Mohun Bagan's historic victory in the final of the 1911 IFA Shield, world football's governing body FIFA has announced that tickets for this year's U-17 World Cup will go on sale on the evening of May 16 at the exact time of 19:11.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) China plans to conduct several manned space flights between 2019 and 2022, during which a 60-tonne space station will be assembled and built, an official said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
11 Haryana towns certified free of open defecation
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday that 11 towns/cities of Haryana have been declared free of open defecation.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
'Raag Desh' gets people's patriotic side alive: Mohit
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Actor Mohit Marwah, who will be next seen in director Tigmanshu Dhulia's "Raag desh -- Birth of a Nation", says the film gets people's patriotic side alive.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
HC seeks government response on plastic egg, vegetables from China
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday sought a response from Central government on a plea alleging that vegetables and eggs made of plastic were being imported from China and sold in Indian markets.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of Asian championships
Wuhan (China), April 28 (IANS) Indian star P.V. Sindhu went down fighting to Bingjiao of China in the women's singles quarter-finals in the Badminton Asia Championships 2017 here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
India can lead globally by improving manufacture: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) At a time of protectionist trends in the developed world, India can become the leading proponent of globalisation if it improves on its manufacturing, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Three orphaned tiger cubs die
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Three days after the death of its two siblings, a third orphaned tiger cub has died in Madhya Pradesh's Bandhavgarh National Park, officials said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Baahubali 2': Drama supersedes action (Tamil film review)
Film: "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion"; Director: S.S. Rajamouli; Cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Tamannaah Bhatia and Nassar; Rating: ***1/2
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
IDFC's Q4 net profit up 4%
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) IDFC on Friday reported a rise of 3.84 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter of 2016-17.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Amazon top site in India, will keep investing in tech and infra: Jeff Bezos
New Delhi/ Seattle, April 28 (IANS) Banking on the e-commerce proliferation in India, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos assured people that the company will keep investing in technology and infrastructure in the country.
2017-04-28
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Technology
India's Forex reserves surge by $1.25 bn
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves rose by $1.25 billion as on April 21, 2017, official data showed on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Capping stent prices to affect patients, slab pricing right way: Ramadoss
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) The central government's move to cap the stent prices may backfire and affect Indian patients and also the medical tourism potential, former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Business/Economy
Assam's two-child norm in draft policy 'unnecessary', 'anti-women'
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Assam's suggestion of implementing a two-child policy is not only "unnecessary" but is also "anti-women" and "anti-poor", says an expert.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Trump failed in his first 100 days: Indian-American Congresswoman
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has said that US President Donald Trump has failed to keep his poll promises since he took office in January.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora
'Baahubali 2' shines in theatres pan India
New Delhi/Chennai, April 28 (IANS) Filmmaker S.S. Rajamoulis magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" has stormed its way into the theatres pan India and across the world with fans rejoicing the moment they have been waiting for since the last 21 months after the release of "Baahubali: The Beginning".
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Four gold biscuits seized by BSF on Bangladesh border
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Four gold biscuits weighing about 430 gm and worth Rs 12.49 lakh were seized by the Border Security Force (BSF) in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Friday, an official said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Eleven tremors jolt Italy
Rome, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Eleven moderate tremors jolted mountainous regions of central Italy on Friday, the National Geophysics and Vulcanology Institute reported.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Developers raise concern on registering existing projects under RERA
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Welcoming the RERA (Real Estate Regulation and Development Act, 2016), which will come into full effect from May 1, developers on Friday, however, raised concerns over the registration of "existing projects" under the act.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Egyptian Muslim, Christian lawmakers welcome Pope
Cairo, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Over 100 Egyptian MPs, including Muslims and Christians, greeted Pope Francis at Cairo's international airport on Friday at the start of his two-day visit.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Religion
NASA may face space suit crunch: Report
Washington, April 28 (IANS) NASA appears to be ill prepared to have a new space suit ready for future deep-space missions, media reported citing the space agency's auditor report.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Delhi residents get jail, Rs 30 lakh fine for power thefts
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Listing the heavy punishments handed out by special electricity courts in Delhi for power thefts, BSES, one of the capital's two distribution companies (discoms), on Friday said two offenders have been sent to jail and fines imposed totalling over Rs 30 lakh.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PIA suffers over Rs 340 bn in liabilities
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has incurred more than Rs 340 billion liabilities, a media report said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy
800m champ Kenyan Rudisha eyes 1,000m race in Ostrava
Nairobi, April 28 (IANS) Olympic 800 metres champion David Rudisha of Kenya says he has his eyes set on defending his world title in London in August, but he will seek a new experience when he competes in the 1,000m race at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Ostrava, the Czech Republic, on June 28.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Bayern extend contract with Thiago Alcantara
Berlin, April 28 (IANS) Bayern Munich and Thiago Alcantara have agreed on a contract extension, the Bundesliga leaders confirmed in an official statement on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Indian-American man killed in firing at US motel
Washington, April 28 (IANS) A 56-year-old Indian-American man was killed after getting caught in firing at a motel in the US state of Tennessee.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Defence manufacturing policy coming soon: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Indian government will soon unveil a policy to encourage domestic defence manufacturing and reduce imports of military equipment, Union Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of Asian championships
Wuhan (China), April 28 (IANS) Indian star P.V. Sindhu went down fighting to Bingjiao of China in the women's singles quarter-finals at the Badminton Asia Championships 2017 here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Maoists loot record 35 firearms this year
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The CRPF has lost 35 firearms in over 700 attacks by Maoists this year in the country -- the biggest loss of weapons in any year since 2012.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Terrorism, racism most discussed issues on Twitter
London, April 28 (IANS) Based on a study of 173 million tweets, terrorism and racism have emerged as the top two global issues discussed on Twitter.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Terrorism
Akshaya Tritiya overcomes note-ban shadow, sees jump in gold sales
New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata/Bengaluru/Chennai, April 28 (IANS) With cash flow almost normalising after demonetisation, customers on Friday thronged jewellery shops across the country to celebrate Akshaya Tritiya.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Centre to blame for killing of Army men: UP ex-CM
Lucknow, April 28 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday visited the family of Captain Aayush Yadav in Kanpur and blamed the Centre's "faulty defence policies" for the killings of Army men.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Grandmother's smoking linked to autism in grandchildren
London, April 28 (IANS) If a girl's maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, the girl is 67 per cent more likely to display certain traits linked to autism, such as poor social communication skills and repetitive behaviours, says a study.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
'Russia will be proud of its F1 racer Kvyat'
Sochi, April 28 (IANS) Russians will be proud of their Formula One driver Daniil Kvyat, who is a "highly skilled racer" and is concentrated currently on making a good comeback at home Grand Prix in Sochi over this weekend, Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost said.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Motorsports
Internet clamp-downs no key to stop criminal activities: IAMAI
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Objecting to the Jammu and Kashmir government order to clamp down on social media and instant messaging apps, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Friday said internet clamp-down is not the key solution to criminal activities.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nizam's kin unhappy over being ignored at OU centenary
Hyderabad, April 28 (IANS) The family of Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan, the seventh and last Nizam of Hyderabad State, on Friday expressed their unhappiness over being ignored during the centenary celebrations of Osmania University.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Congress slams Centre over J&K terror, Maoist violence deaths
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Slamming the Modi government for rise in casualties in violence/terror attacks across India, the Congress on Friday said the situation during the earlier UPA rule was much better than under the present government since May 2014.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Coulter-Nile's 3/34 restricts Delhi to 160/6 against KKR
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile picked up three wickets to blunt Sanju Samson's half century and restrict Delhi Daredevils to 160/6 in 20 overs in an Indian Premier League game at the Eden Gardens on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
India to launch GSAT-9 communication satellite on May 5
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) India will launch communication satellite GSAT-9 using its heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) on May 5, the ISRO said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Funds' outflows, weak global cues subdue equities, Sensex below 30k mark (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Huge outflow of foreign funds, coupled with weak global cues and heavy selling pressure in FMCG, IT and consumer durables stocks, subdued the Indian equity markets on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
I will direct Hindi films: Nagraj Manjule
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Marathi film "Sairat" fame director Nagraj Manjule says that he will direct a Hindi film someday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cloud helps Microsoft log strong Q3 growth
New York, April 28 (IANS) Riding on its Cloud services, Microsoft has announced that its commercial Cloud annualised revenue run rate exceeded $15.2 billion in the third quarter of 2017.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
AAP open to take call on leadership change: Kumar Vishwas
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Friday said the party was open to take a call on change in the leadership because blaming the EVMs entirely for its poll defeats was wrong when "there is mistrust among people for us".
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arsenal bigger power despite Tottenham rise: Wenger
London, April 28 (IANS) Arsenal may finish below arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in this season's English Premier League (EPL) but manager Arsène Wenger is confident that his club is still the bigger power in north London.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Yoga may reduce symptoms of menstrual disorders
London, April 28 (IANS) Practicing yoga may enhance mood and reduce pain in women affected by menstrual distress associated with physical and psychological symptoms, says a study.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
DU ad-hoc teachers on hunger strike for permanent status
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) More than 200 Delhi University (DU) ad-hoc teachers observed a daylong hunger strike here on Friday to press their demand that they be absorbed as permanent faculty.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Starc keen to have Hazlewood, Pattinson & Cummins in same XI
Brisbane, April 28 (IANS) Left-arm quick Mitchell Starc, who resumed bowling on Friday after a foot injury that cut short his India Test tour, said he is excited at the prospect of playing alongside fellow pacers Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and James Pattinson in the same XI for the first time in international cricket.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Stone throwing must end in Kashmir, says SC
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it will ask the government not to use pellet guns in Jammu and Kashmir if there was no violence, no stone throwing and students return to classes.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NITI Aayog to hand-hold states on infrastructure projects
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The NITI Aayog has decided to offer support services to states in projects where they find it difficult to attract private investment.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Harika adjudged best women's player at Reykjavik Open
Reykjavik (Iceland), April 28 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli ended her campaign on a high note with a win against Jakob Pfreundt of Germany at the Reykjavik Open here.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Iceland,Sports,Other Sports
ED registers money laundering case against Trinamool leaders
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday said it has registered a money laundering case against some Trinamool Congress leaders over their alleged involvement in the Narada sting case in which they were seen receiving money in exchange of favours to a fictitious company.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Have faith in the concept of marriage: Mohit Malhotra
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) In "Chupke Chupke", he will be seen as a career oriented person who doesnt want to get married. However, in real life, actor Mohit Malhotra says he has full faith in the concept of marriage and wishes to settle down soon.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Modern Food relaunches brand, targets Rs 1,000 cr revenue by 2020-21
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) Targeting a revenue of Rs 1,000 crore by FY2021, bread major Modern Food Enterprises will soon be launching an entirely new range of bread and bakery items while looking at new food segments, said a top company official.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Ten-man Eibar hold Alaves in Spanish football league
Vitoria (Spain), April 28 (IANS) Deportivo Alaves let visiting Eibar off the hook, settling for a 0-0 draw in their Spanish football league match despite enjoying a one man advantage for more than two-thirds of the match.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Eden Gardens names two stands after martyred army men
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Two indian soldiers who laid down their lives on duty were honoured by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) by naming Eden Gardens stands after them ahead of an Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,Defence/Security
Kolkata, Howrah air quality 'non-compliant' for more than five months
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Four year data of air quality in the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah shows that both the cities remain "non-compliant" with respect to particulate pollutants for more than five months in a year, especially during winter time, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Capping stent prices may backfire, hit medical tourism: Ramadoss
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) The central government's move to cap the stent prices may backfire and affect medical tourism potential, former Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Business/Economy
Model gets three-year jail for plotting murder
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) A Mumbai court on Friday sentenced model-cum-wannabe actress Preeti Jain for plotting the murder of award winning Bollywood director Madhur Bhandarkar 12 years ago.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thai court issues arrest warrant for Red Bull heir
Bangkok, April 28 (IANS) A Thai court has issued an arrest warrant for Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhaya over a deadly 2012 hit-and-run, the police said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Thailand,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Baahubali 2': A fitting and fantasy-esque finale (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion"; Director: S. S. Rajamouli; Cast: Prabhas Raju, Rana Daggubati, Ramya Krishnan, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Nasser, Charandeep, Satya Raj, Prabhakar, Rakesh Varre, Rohini, Tanikella Bharani, Teja Kakumanu; Rating: ***1/2
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
UAE-US 'Iron Claw 3' joint military exercise concludes
Abu Dhabi, April 28 (IANS/WAM) A joint military exercise between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the US land forces has concluded successfully in Abu Dhabi.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Togo,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Honour to collaborate with S.S. Rajamouli: Karan Johar (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar has praised director S.S. Rajamouli and says it's an absolute honour for him to work with the "Baahubali 2" helmer.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mizoram to ban animal import amid health issues
Aizawl, April 28 (IANS) Mizoram has banned the import of pigs and cattle from Myanmar, Bangladesh and north-eastern Indian states amid fears of a viral disease, an official said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
IOC chief commends Buenos Aires on progress for Youth Olympic Games
Buenos Aires, April 28 (IANS) The president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach toured the construction site for the Olympic Village for the Youth Olympic Games to be held here from October 6-18, 2018 and congratulated the organisers for the "great progress" they have made.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports
Mocking AAP on EVM issue is not right: Sanjay Singh
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The AAP has said it was "not right" to make fun of the party whenever it raises questions on EVMs as other political parties also have been raising their concerns over the issue.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Billings expects IPL exposure to help his England prospects
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils' English recruit Sam Billings hopes a dominating performance with the willow in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, will keep him in good stead whenever he gets a chance to represent his national cricket side.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Kerber bows out of Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart (Germany), April 28 (IANS) Angelique Kerber bowed out of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, after going down to French tennis player Kristina Mladenovic 2-6, 5-7 here.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
IPL: Improving Gujarat Lions face Mumbai Indians (Preview)
Rajkot, April 28 (IANS) As the Indian Premier League (IPL) enters its middle phase, Gujarat Lions will aim to accelerate from here as they face a comfortable looking Mumbai Indians at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday evening.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
American Odissi dancer defies stereotypes through her art (April 29 is World Dance Day)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Decades ago when Sharan Lowen brought out the exquisite grace of Odissi through her great performances in India and abroad, many people in the profession got together to make extreme efforts to eliminate her in every single way possible, the dancer says.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'High Noon' and more cinematic heights: Hollywood's realistic director (April 29 is Fred Zinnemann's 110th birth anniversary)
As a story goes, this director, who was behind some of Hollywood's most path-breaking films across genres, helmed debuts of many who would become its biggest stars, and won Oscars galore in his half-a-century career, was once asked by an ignorant studio executive what he had done. Fred Zinnemann just answered: "Sure. You first".
2017-04-28
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Opinion/Commentary
Roger Sanchez to perform in Delhi in May
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Grammy Award Winning Producer Roger Sanchez will be in India for the third edition of an underground house techno music event named Boiler Room x Budweisers 'Discover Whats Brewing in May.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Relief for Jagan as court rejects CBI plea to cancel bail
Hyderabad, April 28 (IANS) A special court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by CBI to cancel the bail of YSR Congress chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy in an illegal assets case for allegedly violating bail conditions.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government nod to 8.65% interest on EPF for 2016-17
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Central government has approved 8.65 per cent interest rate on the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) deposits for 2016-17, officials said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India appreciates Cyprus support for UNSC membership: Modi
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India appreciates Cyprus's support for its permanent membership in the UN Security Council as the two sides signed four agreements, including on air services and merchant shipping.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Reddy joins FC Pune City as assistant coach
Pune, April 28 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City on Friday announced the signing of Pradhyum Reddy as the assistant coach of the senior and youth teams.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Police question JNU students in Kanhaiya sedition case
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Friday questioned at least four of the 30 JNU students who were asked to join a probe into a 2016 sedition case involving former student leader Kanhaiya Kumar.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Sevilla pull level on points with Atletico Madrid
Seville (Spain), April 28 (IANS) Sevilla FC battled to a 2-1 victory over Celta Vigo to climb to 68 points, the same number as Atletico Madrid, though the latter hang onto third place in La Liga thanks to a better goal difference.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Asian Designer Week to start in Delhi on May 5
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Asian Designer Week (ADW) will be back in Delhi with its fourth season on May 5.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Priyanka Chopra perfect choice for 'Baywatch': Dwayne Johnson
Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson has praised his co-star and Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and says she is the perfect choice for the forthcoming film "Baywatch".
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
E-taxi trial run in Nagpur from May 24
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh), April 28 (IANS) The trial run of the first electric taxi in the country will start from May 24 in Nagpur, Union Minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Neha Kakkar's siblings surprise her on TV show
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Singer Neha Kakkar, who is currently seen as a mentor on "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs Season 6", was in for a surprise when her siblings -- singers Sonu and Tony Kakkar -- came on the popular singing reality show.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Pakistani opposition 'concerned' over Jindal, Sharif meeting
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party has moved a resolution in the Punjab assembly airing its concern over the meeting between Indian businessman Sajjan Jindal and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
IPL-10: KKR elect to field against Daredevils
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to field against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 game at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Genes that helps Tibetans survive at high altitudes
New York, April 28 (IANS) Variants of five different genes -- including one originating in the extinct human subspecies Denisovans -- help Tibetans survive the harsh conditions of the high altitudes, says a study.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan facing shortage of 36,000 PhDs
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Pakistan is facing a shortage of 36,000 PhDs, an independent body that overseas the country's higher education efforts said in a report published on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Education
US Senate confirms Acosta as Labour Secretary
Washington, April 28 (IANS) The US Senate confirmed one of the final members of President Donald Trumps Cabinet, Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta, the media reported.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Hooghly jetty collapse toll is 12
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) The death toll in the collapse of a temporary jetty over West Bengal's Hooghly river has increased to 12, officials said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
A festival dedicated to translations
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Interpretation is not just a matter of words, it involves providing clarity arounfd a culture. An upcoming festival here will give knowledge of various dialects which are translated or will be interpreted in not so distant future.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Iran summons Pakistan envoy over killing of border guards
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Pakistan's envoy in Iran was summoned by Iran's Foreign Ministry on Friday over the killing of 10 Iranian border guards in an attack on the Pakistan-Iran border last week, Dawn news reported.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Shilpa's name dragged in business row to create hype: Raj Kundra
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) After a criminal case was lodged against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra for duping a textile firm owner for Rs. 24 lakh, the businessman said his wife's name has been dragged to create media hypes.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian corporate governance seriously flawed: SEBI
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Indian capital market regulator on Friday voiced serious concern over the standard of corporate governance, saying the country lacked a code of conduct for institutional investors.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
London police shoot woman, foil 'active terror plot'
London, April 28 (IANS) Police in London said they have foiled an "active terror plot" after a woman was shot during a raid on a house in northwest London.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
IPL-10: Pune fancy win against depleted Bangalore (Preview)
Pune, April 28 (IANS) Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) will aim to shed off their inconsistent run in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 on Saturday, when they take on a depleted Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who are almost out of the race to the play-offs.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Shooting for 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan' wrapped up
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) The shooting for actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar upcoming film "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan" has been wrapped up.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Football: Bilbao beat Betis, remain on track for Europe
Bilbao (Spain), April 28 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao climbed back into sixth place in the Spanish football league standings with a 2-1 victory over a scrappy Real Betis side.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Nepal to participate in OBOR meeting
Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) Nepal has confirmed it will participate in the One Belt One Road (OBOR) Conference in China next month, a media report said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Nepal,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Trump's response a 'slap' on Tsai's face: China
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) China on Friday said US President Donald Trump saying that he would consult Beijing before talking to Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen was a "slap" on her face.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
HC dismisses RBI's plea in Tata-Docomo case
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed the Reserve Bank of India's application opposing the enforcement of an arbitral award in the Tata-NTT Docomo case.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Learning Punjabi will always help with my acting: Saiyami Kher
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Actress Saiyami Kher has started taking Punjabi lessons, and she believes that learning the language will be a plus point for her acting career.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala audience welcomes 'Baahubali 2' in a big way
Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) The Kerala audience welcomed "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" in a big way as long queues was seen in front of the theatres showing the film, in the wee hours of Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Martian soil could be pressed into making strong bricks
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Experimenting with Mars-like soil, researchers have found that the Red Planet's soil could be turned into bricks just by applying pressure to compact the soil -- without needing to use an oven or additional ingredients.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Salman Khan gave Hanuman different dimension, says director
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) The character Hanuman has a little swag of superstar Salman Khan, who gave it a different dimension in "Hanuman Da Damdaar", says the forthcoming animated film's director Ruchi Narain.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Baahubali 2': Everything you expected and more (Movie Review, Rating: *****)
Film: 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion'; Director: S S Rajamouli; Starring: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tammannah Bhatia, Sathyaraj, Ramya Krishnan; Rating: *****
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
After Whatmore, Uthappa on Kerala radar
Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) which has thrown its net far and wide and successfully roped in World Cup winning coach Dav Whatmore, has begun to look for high profile cricketers to join the state squad.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
India appreciates Cyprus support for UNSC membership, says PM
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India appreciates Cyprus' support for its permanent membership of the UNSC and called for early reform of the Security Council.
2017-04-28
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Vyas new J&K Chief Secretary
Jammu, April 28 (IANS) Bharat Bhushan Vyas, an IAS officer of the 1986 batch, was on Friday appointed the new Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Trump fails to force healthcare vote in first 100 days
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Despite a furious push, House Republican leaders were unable to wrangle the votes necessary to move forward on their latest effort to repeal Obamacare, denying President Donald Trump a major legislative victory during his first 100 days in office.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine
Pet crocodile found alive after house fire in Australia
Canberra, April 28 (IANS) A gigantic four-metre-long saltwater crocodile, kept as a pet by an Australian in Darwin, has survived a fire which gutted its owner's house, a firefighter said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four die in blast in firecracker factory
Ghaziabad, April 28 (IANS) Four persons were killed and five injured on Friday when an explosion rocked a godown of a firecracker factory here, police said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Salma Hayek gives a lesson on Mexican slang
Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek, who was born and raised in Mexico before moving to Hollywood for her career in the 1990s, has made a tutorial video for Mexican slang.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India, Cyprus sign 4 agreements
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India and Cyprus on Friday signed four agreements, including on air services and merchant shipping, following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades here.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Ronan Keating, wife welcome son
London, April 28 (IANS) Singer Ronan Keating and his wife Storm Keating have welcomed their first child - a son - together.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump threatens to terminate trade pact with S. Korea
Washington, April 28 (IANS) President Donald Trump has threatened to terminate the US trade agreement with South Korea, declaring that the five-year-old accord with a key ally was "a horrible deal" that has left America "destroyed".
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
China to solely fund Pakistan's railway project
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Pakistan has refused part financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for its Karachi-Peshawar rail line following China's interest in "single-handedly funding the project".
2017-04-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy
Google announces new programme to inspire entrepreneurs, developers
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) US tech giant Google on Friday announced a new "Solve for India" initiative that aims to expand and energise the start-up ecosystem in tier 2 cities across the country.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
CRPF trooper injured, one attacker arrested
Srinagar, April 28 (IANS) A CRPF trooper was injured on Friday when two men attacked him inside a bank in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag town. One of the attackers was overpowered.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK economy grows by only 0.3%
London, April 28 (IANS) The UK economy grew by just 0.3 per cent at the start of this year, the slowest growth rate since the first three months of 2016, according to official figures released on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
4 detained in UK counter terrorism operation
London, April 28 (IANS) Four persons were arrested and one injured during a counter terrorism operation in London and Kent in England, the Metropolitan Police said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Terrorism
Stone throwing must end in Kashmir, says SC
New Delhi, April 28 ((IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it will ask the government not to use pellet guns in Jammu and Kashmir if there was no violence, no stone throwing and students get back to classes.
2017-04-28
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Delhi hawala operator held in Dinakaran bribery case
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A hawala operator from old Delhi was arrested here on Friday in connection with T.T.V. Dinakaran's bribery case, police said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP DMs, SSPs to hear public's problems between 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Lucknow, April 28 (IANS) In another step to discipline the bureaucracy in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP government has directed all District Magistrates (DM) and Senior Superintendents of Police (SSP) to be present in their offices between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., an official said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Modi obsession one of our biggest mistakes: Goa AAP leader
Panaji, April 28 (IANS) The AAP's chief spokesperson in Goa, Oscar Rebello, says a key reason for the party's electoral failures is its "obsession" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Four Congress MLAs join BJP in Manipur
Imphal, April 28 (IANS) In yet another blow to the Congress, four more MLAs joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday. Two Congress MLAs had joined the BJP earlier.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Robert Vadra made Rs 50 crore illegal profit from land deal, says report
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra made an "illegal profit" of over Rs 50 crore from a 2008 land deal without investing a penny, according to a panel that probed suspect Haryana land deals.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Copa America to be expanded, says CONMEBOL chief
Rio de Janeiro, April 28 (IANS) The 2019 Copa America in Brazil will be expanded to 16 teams, according to the head of South American football governing body CONMEBOL.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
NASA's next generation space telescope plan takes a pause
Washington, April 28 (IANS) NASA said it is initiating an independent external review to know how long it will take and how much it will cost to build the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Aishwarya, Sonam, Deepika to attend Cannes film festival
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) L'oreal Paris brand ambassadors Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone will be joining their international counterparts Julianne Moore, Eva Longoria at the 70th Festival De Cannes, taking place in May.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Different looks that could be tried for pre-wedding shoots
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) With the trend of pre-wedding shoots catching up, different looks could be tried. A plain chiffon sari to a one shoulder gown there are styles that could be looked into, say experts.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Whenever I get emotional, I become 'desi': Priyanka Chopra
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra has been juggling between Indian and American characters for a while now. The National Film Award winner says that whenever she gets emotional or angry, she becomes 'desi and her 'desi' accent comes out.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
CRISPR gene editing tool to help fight arthritis
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR, researchers have found a way to rewire mouse stem cells to fight inflammation caused by arthritis and other chronic conditions.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
FIFA fine Brazil, Argentina, Mexico for homophobic chants
Rio de Janeiro, April 28 (IANS) World football governing body FIFA has fined the football associations of Brazil, Argentina and Mexico for homophobic chants by fans.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
101-year-old Mann Kaur's world record breaking Auckland sky walk
Auckland, April 28 (IANS) The 101-year-old athlete Mann Kaur has become the oldest person to Sky Walk around Aucklands famous landmark Sky Tower.
2017-04-28
Category: International, New Zealand,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Sports
I don't seek credit: Gul Panag
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) She has been lauded for her work in notable films including "Dor", "Dhoop", "Manorama Six Feet Under", "Hello", and "Ab Tak Chhappan 2", but actress Gul Panag, who believes in constantly breaking the stereotypes, says she never seeks credit.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australia's no to deploying anti-missile system
Canberra, April 28 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday said it is an extremely tense time on the Korean peninsula but dismissed the idea of deploying an anti-missile system in the country.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Orlando Bloom speaks up on terror threats
London, April 28 (IANS) Actor Orlando Bloom has spoken of how terror threats made him more concerned about being in public spaces with his six-year-old son.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Former Disney star Michael Mantenuto dead
London, April 28 (IANS) Former Disney star Michael Mantenuto, best known for his role as Jack O'Callahan in the 2004 film "Miracle", has died. He was 35.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Baahubali 2' finally releases in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) After initial woes in Tamil Nadu, S.S Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" finally released in the state.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Crowds throng jewellers on Akshaya Tritiya
New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata/Bengaluru, April 28 (IANS) With cash flow almost normalising after demonetisation, customers on Friday thronged jewellery shops across the country to usher in Akshaya Tritiya.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Business/Economy
Rishi slams 'today's stars' for skipping Vinod's funeral
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor is angry over new generation of actors as they chose to skip late actor Vinod Khanna's funeral.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zen mobile unveils 'Admire Metal' smartphone
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Expanding its ZENERATION 4G portfolio, domestic smartphone manufacturer Zen Mobile on Friday launched "Admire Metal" at Rs 5,749 that comes with twin WhatsApp feature and supports 22 regional Indian languages.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Katy Perry collaborates with Migos
Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry has joined forces with the hip-hop group Migos for "Bon appétit".
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Five Indian designers to compete for The International Woolmark Prize 2017-18
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Indian designer brands like Antar-Agni, Dhruv Kapoor and Pero will compete with the contemporaries from countries like Pakistan and Middle East to get into the final list at the The International Woolmark Prize (IWP) 2017-18. Rahul Mishra from India is one of the previous winners of IWP.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India can lead globally by improving manufacture: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) At a time of protectionist trends in the developed world, India can become the leading proponent of globalisation only if the country improves on its manufacturing, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Big B always inspired me: 'Sairat' director
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Nagraj Manjule, best known for his Marathi film "Sairat", says megastar Amitabh Bachchan has always inspired him with his versatile acting.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sam Smith might make comeback with Clean Bandit
London, April 28 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning singer Sam Smith is reportedly working with British electronic music group Clean Bandit.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Opinion/Commentary
Gigi Hadid prefers working out with friends
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Supermodel Gigi Hadid, who is the part of an exclusive video released by Reebok, says she prefers working out with friends than going solo.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Depp surprises guests aboard ride
Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp surprised Disneyland park-goers when he dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow aboard the "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jharkhand Police to seize property of banned group's chief
Ranchi, April 28 (IANS) Jharkhand Police on Friday has started the process to confiscate properties of banned Maoist outfit People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) chief Dinesh Gope, an official said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Taliban launches annual offensive in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 28 (IANS) The Taliban on Friday announced the start of their annual rebel offensive in Afghanistan, a media report said.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Foreign ministers gather for Asean trade meet
Manila, April 28 (IANS) Foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) met here on Friday to begin a trade and economic integration summit.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
ED registers money laundering case against TMC leaders
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday registered a money laundering case against some Trinamool Congress leaders over their alleged involvement in the Narada sting in which the accused received money in exchange of favours to a fictitious company, an official said here.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Slain Vizag soldier was to come home
Visakhapatnam, April 28 (IANS) Naik Bhoota Venkata Ramana was to visit his home here soon. But on Thursday his family received the shocking news of his death in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Two Odisha villagers killed by Maoists
Bhubaneswar, April 28 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas killed two villagers in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Negative global cues subdue Indian equities, Sensex below 30k mark
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Indian equity markets were subdued by weak global cues and heavy selling pressure in FMCG and banking stocks during the mid-afternoon trade session on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US state executes convict
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Arkansas has executed a convict after state authorities put a temporary hold to allow the US Supreme Court to consider motions for stays of execution, the media reported.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Buoyant gold sales on Akshaya Tritiya cheer markets
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Buoyant gold sales on Akshaya Tritiya brought cheer to jewellers in Mumbai and elsewhere in the country as customers thronged retail outlets to make their customary festive purchases on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
After US, Iran, India now eyes Japan, S. Korea for mango exports
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) After scoring success with the US, Australia and Iran, India is now eyeing the untapped Japanese and South Korean markets for exporting mangoes, a top official has said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Search resumes to find escaped militant in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 28 (IANS) The Indian Army on Friday resumed search operations in Kashmir's Kupwara district for a militant who escaped after a gunfight that killed three soldiers and two militants on Thursday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Gujarat has one of India's worst immunisation records (April 24-30 is World Immunisation Week)
Among larger Indian states, Gujarat has the least number of vaccinated children: 50.4 per cent (2015-16 data). The immunisation rate of the fourth-richest state (2013-14) is now worse than that of some of the most backward states -- Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, called Bimaru (or sick) states.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
New Zealand-Australian troops to train new Iraqi forces
Wellington, April 28 (IANS) New Zealand and Australian troops in Iraq will train about 2,000 Iraqi security forces personnel in the next fortnight to fight Islamic State (IS) insurgents, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) said in a statement on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Japan won't make concessions in US trade talks
Tokyo, April 28 (IANS) Japan will not make concessions in its negotiations with the US for a bilateral trade deal, Finance Minister Taro Aso said.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Business/Economy
Facebook launches Messenger Lite in 132 more countries
New York, April 28 (IANS) Facebook Messenger Lite, a stand-alone version of Messenger for Android for markets with slower than average internet speeds is now available in over 132 countries including Vietnam, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Technology
Apple experimenting with wireless charging via Wi-Fi router
San Francisco, April 28 (IANS) US tech giant Apple is experimenting with wireless charging technologies that could see users charge their iPhones with a Wi-Fi router.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Emerging trend of 'Build & Sell' model in housing (Comment: Special to IANS)
Three years ago, when Manav Singh, an aviation entrepreneur from Shimla, forayed into real estate with the launch of a mega 100-acre luxury township in the picturesque Auramah Valley, next to popular tourist spot of Naldera in Himachal Pradesh, he was treading on an alien and risky terrain amidst the real estate slowdown.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Manoj Muntashir takes on the music mafia in Bollywood
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) For years now, lyricists of Hindi films have been a neglected lot. This wasnt so earlier. Songs of stature in the past like Pardeeps "Ae mere watan kelogon",Sahir Ludhianvis "Yeh duniya agar mil bhi jaye to kya hai", Gulzars "Tum pukar lo tumahara intezaar hai" were instantaneously associated with and identified by their lyricists along with the composers and singers.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
12 new expressways to be constructed: Gadkari
Bagpat (Uttar Pradesh), April 28 (IANS) At least a dozen new expressways would be constructed in the coming year to connect various states in the country, of which three will be started in 2017, it was announced here Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sushma calls on Cyprus President
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday called on Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades who is on a five day visit to India.
2017-04-28
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Robots are people too (The Funny Side)
Legislative officials in the European Union have been trying to decide whether robots are people or not. This is idiotic. Of course they are people. The little robot in my smartphone told me. (Not a joke. I asked Siri if she was human and she replied: "Close enough.")
2017-04-28
Category: International, India,Features
Penchant for gold jewellery remains unfazed on Akshaya Tritiya
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) It may be considered auspicious to buy gold on the day of Akshay Tritiya that is celebrated on Friday, it is definitely not the corporate trend anymore, says experts. They feel that the consumers are buying gold not for the investment goods but for attaining the prosperity along with virtuous vibes.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Partly cloudy Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) It was a relatively pleasant Friday morning in Delhi with partly overcast conditions and minimum temperature settling within a normal level at 24 degrees Celsius, the MeT office said, predicting thunder showers in the city.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Joyride of coastal gastronomy on a platter at SamBar (Foodie Trail - Mumbai)
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) If you ignore the twist in the spelling, uttering the word SamBar instantly reminds one of the popular and traditional 'sambar' Tamil lentil delicacy. Additionally, you might be surprised that SamBar serves a peppery Rasam Mary. But there's a catch.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Of brains, business and masters (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Read an engaging look at the neuro-science of thought, behaviour and creativity that is a call to action; know how three bright and charming women make the most of available resources and navigate their way around those looking to remove them from their turf; flick trough a cute story of the relation between a master and his student.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
German parliament backs partial burqa ban
Berlin, April 28 (IANS) Members of Germany's lower house of parliament have approved a law that partially bans the full-face Islamic veil or the burqa, the media reported on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Germany,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Cyprus President accorded ceremonial welcome
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades was accorded a ceremonial welcome on Friday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
2017-04-28
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
China threatened Pyongyang over another n-test: Tillerson
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that China threatened North Korea with sanctions if it undertook another nuclear weapons test, the media reported.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security
Trump approval rating shows no improvement: Poll
Washington, April 28 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's approval rating has showed no signs of improvement amid sharp partisan divides and a failure to capitalise on post-election strengths, a new poll has revealed.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Negative global cues pull Indian equities lower
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Negative global cues and heavy selling pressure in banking and FMCG goods pulled the Indian equity markets lower during the early morning trade session on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
53% favour US military action against N.Korea: Poll
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Fifty-three per cent Americans favour US military action to keep North Korea from continuing its nuclear weapons programme, a new poll has found.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
US state holds execution as SC reviews case
Washington, April 28 (IANS) The state of Arkansas has temporarily put an execution on hold as the US Supreme Court was hearing the convict's last minute appeals, the media reported.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China eyes better military relations with US: Official
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) China is willing to work with the US to constructively manage risks and properly handle disagreements in order to propel mutual trust and seek more progress in promoting new ties, according to a defence official.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Won't run for office, says Michelle Obama
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Former US First Lady Michelle Obama has shut down calls to run for president and said she would never run for political office, the media reported.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Early morning shows of 'Baahubali 2' cancelled in TN
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) Early morning shows of S.S Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" were cancelled on Friday due to financial issues in Tamil Nadu, industry sources said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Human DNA discovered in caves without skeletal remains
Washington, April 28 (IANS) An international team of researchers has successfully retrieved human DNA in cave sediments where no skeletal remains were found, a new study revealed.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
Passenger dragged off United Airlines flight reaches settlement
Washington, April 28 (IANS) A passenger who was violently dragged off a United Airlines flight earlier this month, has reached a settlement with the airline for an undisclosed amount, his lawyers has announced.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Currency shortage in UP banks, ATMs trouble people
Lucknow, April 28 (IANS) People in Uttar Pradesh and in neighbouring Uttarakhand are facing a shortage of cash in banks and ATMs, six months after the old currency notes of Rs 1,000 and 500 were demonetised in the country.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
PartyNextDoor unfollows Zayn Malik on social media
London, April 28 (IANS) Just weeks after they released their collaboration track, "Still got time", rapper PartyNextDoor has unfollowed former One Direction star Zayn Malik on social media.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Youth protest against French election ends in violence
Paris, April 28 (IANS) A protest by French youth against the centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen turned violent on Thursday, according to local reports.
2017-04-28
Category: International, France,Politics
Plot of GoT finale season being kept a secret, says Clarke
London, April 28 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke says even she doesnt know what will happen in the final season of the show.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
300 students fall sick due to food poisoning in France
Paris, April 28 (IANS) More than 300 students were taken ill on Thursday due to suspected food poisoning in Rouen city in France, regional authorities said.
2017-04-28
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Human Interest/Society
Hathaway pens emotional tribute to Jonathan Demme
New York, April 28 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway has paid an emotional tribute to late filmmaker Jonathan Demme by calling him her "favourite rebel angel".
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Michael Flynn under investigation over payments from Russia
Washington, April 28 (IANS) The Pentagon's Inspector General had already opened an investigation into whether former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn received foreign payments without Pentagon's approval, according to a newly released document.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Kim Kardashian cries on DeGeneres's show
Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian got emotional while talking about last years Paris robbery on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show".
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran criticises Pakistan over militant groups' use of its soil
Tehran, April 28 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry on Thursday criticised the Pakistani government for its "failure" to protect its borders against militant groups who recently killed Iranian border guards in a cross-border attack, Tasnim news agency reported.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Biocon net declines 62% in Q4
Bengaluru, April 28 (IANS) India's biotechnology major Biocon Ltd has posted Rs 127 crore consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter (January-March) of fiscal 2016-17 as against Rs 333 crore in the same period year ago, registering a whopping decline of 62 per cent year-on-year (YoY).
2017-04-28
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Caitlyn Jenner stayed in her house for six years
Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner says that she was housebound for six years as she struggled to come to terms with her gender issues.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
EU member states show 'unity' ahead of Brexit summit
Brussels, April 28 (IANS) The European Union (EU)'s 27 member states on Thursday put the seal on the guidelines of the Brexit talks, Malta's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of European Affairs told reporters in Luxembourg in the run-up to the bloc's Brexit summit this weekend.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy
Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff to reunite
London, April 28 (IANS) DJ Jazzy Jeff and actor-singer Will Smith will reunite for two-night performance in Europe in August.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'US to deport 7,000 Ghanaians'
Accra, April 28 (IANS) The United States would deport 7,000 Ghanaians this year for breaching terms of their visa agreement, a US diplomat said on Thursday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Ghana,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy