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Congress' Parameshwara to be Karnataka Deputy CM
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) The Congress' Karnataka President G. Parameshwara would be the Deputy Chief Minister in the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government, a party leader said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
IPL: Chennai edge out Hyderabad in thriller to enter final
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) A fighting unbeaten half-century under pressure from Faf du Plessis helped Chennai Super Kings edge past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier here on Tuesday to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Dhoni credits Chennai team spirit for success
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) As Chennai Super Kings stormed into the Indian Premier League (IPL) final for the seventh time on Tuesday after a nail-biting two-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni credited the dressing room atmosphere for his team's success over the years.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Ghaziabad official threatens civic body chief with pistol
Ghaziabad, May 22 (IANS) The tussle between Ghaziabad's Khoda Municipality chairperson and its Executive Officer turned ugly on Tuesday when the chairperson and her representative sought to inspect some files but the official refused, and allegedly threatened them with a pistol, police said.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Chennai edge out Hyderabad in thriller to enter final
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) A fighting unbeaten half-century under pressure from Faf du Plessis helped Chennai Super Kings edge past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier on Tuesday to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Patients and medical staff in peril in Libya, warns UN
Tripoli, May 22 (IANS/AKI) Libya's ongoing conflict is putting patients' lives at risk and even causing their deaths as hospitals and clinics are bombed, shelled and looted in possible war crimes, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning that the violence is having a "devastating" effect on health care in the country.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
UP to construct 100-room tourist complex in Haridwar
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will construct a 100-room tourist accommodation building in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
AAP to support SP, RLD candidates in UP bypolls
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The AAP on Tuesday announced it will support the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate in the Kairana parliamentary bypoll and the Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate in Noorpur assembly constituency, voting for which will be held on May 28.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Meeting between Italian coalition partners 'constructive'
Rome, May 22 (IANS/AKI) A meeting here between the far-right League party leader Matteo Salvini and populist Five-Star Movement head Luigi Di Maio was "calm and constructive", the League said in a statement.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Passenger 'charter' promises relief from cancellation levy, compensation for delays (Roundup)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Domestic air passengers will soon be able to avail refunds, along with additional compensation for delays, lost baggage and some relief from cancellations charges, as the government on Tuesday put in the public domain a new 'passenger charter' for eliciting comments, suggestions before notifying them.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IPL: Chennai in final; beat Hyderabad by two wickets in Qualifier 1
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) An under-pressure innings from Faf du Plesis (67 not out) helped Chennai Super Kings edged past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Facebook CEO apologises to EU Parliament over data breach
Brussels, May 22 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday apologised again for the massive Cambridge Analytica data breach, this time in front of the European Parliament (EU) leaders.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Thomas and Uber Cup: India hammered 0-5 by China in men's competition
Bangkok, May 22 (IANS) India crashed out of the the men's competition at the Thomas and Uber Cup badminton tournament following a humiliating 0-5 defeat against China here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Hardik calls Patidar Nyay Panchayat, invites BJP and Congress legislators
Ahmedabad, May 22 (IANS) In a bid to revive the Patel quota stir, its leader Hardik Patel has invited legislators from the community in the ruling BJP and opposition Congress to attend a Patidar mahapanchayat to decide the future course of action.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
BJD-Congress may join hands to keep BJP out of power: Oram
Bhubaneswar, May 22 (IANS) Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Tuesday said the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the Congress may enter into a "tactful understanding" to keep the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) out of power in Odisha in 2019 elections.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Akal Takht sets up Sikh Censor Board to review films on community
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) After a few Bollywood films ran into trouble with a section of the Sikhs over the depiction of the community, the Akal Takht on Tuesday announced the setting up of a 'Sikh Censor Board'.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Cinema/Showbiz
Murder case accused kills jail inmate for refusing to obey order
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A murder case accused killed a fellow undertrial early on Tuesday in Rohini jail here after the latter refused to obey his order, police said.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Palestine urges ICC to open probe into 'Israel crimes'
The Hague, May 22 (IANS) The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) on Tuesday petitioned the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an investigation into Israel's settlement policy on the West Bank and the recent actions of the Israeli armed forces against protesters in the Gaza Strip that killed over 60 people.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Netherlands,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Son held for killing parents for marrying 'Facebook' girlfriend
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A married man -- the only son of his parents -- killed both with the help of his two accomplices in south Delhi to get hold of their property and to marry his Facebook girlfriend, following which he and one co-accused were arrested, police said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hindu College hasn't applied for autonomy, says Principal
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Facing with protests from students and teachers, Delhi University's Hindu College on Tuesday clarified that it has not applied for autonomy.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Bosch net down 5.1% in 2017-18
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) German auto component major Bosch Ltd on Tuesday reported Rs 1,371 crore consolidated net profit for fiscal 2017-18, a 5.1 per cent decline from Rs 1,444 crore in the previous fiscal from continuing operations.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
RTI on Modi's BA degree: Activists 'want to prevent wrong interpretation of Act'
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Three activists on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that they want to prevent a wrong interpretation of Right to Information (RTI) Act while opposing Delhi University's action of rejection of an RTI application seeking inspection of records of students who had passed the BA degree exam in 1978, the year when, as per the university, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also cleared the exam.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
Congress leader seeks structural audit of Goa bridges
Panaji, May 22 (IANS) In the wake of collapse of an under-construction flyover in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi district that claimed 15 lives, the Congress on Tuesday demanded a thorough structural audit of two under-construction bridges across major rivers in Goa.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Clarification issued on 'recorded music ban' in Delhi restobars
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi Excise Department on Tuesday clarified on the 'ban' on playing of recorded music in restobars in the city following an order from Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Punjab, Haryana wheat procurement over 214 lakh tonnes
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) With a bumper crop, food grain states Punjab and Haryana have procured over 214 lakh tonnes of wheat in this season, food and supplies officials said here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
TN sets up judicial inquiry into Toothukudi firing
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the police firing in the state's Toothukudi on Tuesday which left nine people, including a girl, dead.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
NGT seeks details on Char Dham project
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday called upon the Centre to submit a detailed status report on the ongoing and planned work on Char Dham all-weather highway being constructed in Uttarakhand's Gharwal region.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Reply to Youth Congress leader's plea on security withdrawal: SC to J&K
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to respond to a plea filed by Youth Congress leader Abid Imitaz Bhat seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against the authorities for withdrawing his security cover without any notice.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Deadline extended for panel drafting new direct tax law
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The government on Tuesday extended by three months the deadline of the task force set up for drafting a new direct tax legislation.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Digvijaya, Jyotiraditya to head coordination, campaign panels for MP polls
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday announced Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiradiya Scindia would head the Coordination Committee and Election Campaign Committee respectively for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly elections.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP fields Prahlad from Bengaluru assembly seat
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday nominated B.N. Prahlad to contest in south Bengaluru's Jayanagar Assembly segment poll on June 11.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Real Madrid's Asensio expects tough CL final vs Liverpool
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio on Tuesday said he expects to face a difficult Champions League final against Liverpool.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Incentive doubled for Delhi ASHA workers
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday approved increased incentives to ASHA workers by doubling the core incentive to Rs 3,000.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Goa casino brawl video goes viral, Congress demands probe
Panaji, May 22 (IANS) A day after a video clipping went viral on the social media, the Goa Congress on Tuesday accused the state government of allowing the casino industry's writ to run large in the coastal state.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Messi arrives in Argentina to start World Cup preparations
Buenos Aires, May 22 (IANS) Argentine national team captain Leo Messi arrived in Buenos Aires on Tuesday to start training for the Russia 2018 World Cup.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
IO suspended, three HPS officials face action in divorcee's case
Gurugram, May 22 (IANS) Five police officers, including three Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs), face action following complaint filed by a divorcee in a district court and after the intervention of the Haryana DGP, an officer said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana CM to skip Kumaraswamy's swearing-in
Bengaluru/Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday said he would not be attending the swearing-in ceremony of Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader and Karnataka Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
US wants to jointly build India's indigenous defence eco-system: Envoy
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Stating that defence-related sales from the US to India have increased from zero to $15 billion in the last 10 years, US Consul General in Kolkata Craig L. Hall on Tuesday said the US looks forward to jointly develop India's defence infrastructure to further strengthen the ties between the two nations.
2018-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
16,850 villages getting benefits of government's flagship schemes: Shah
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) As many as 16,850 villages of 484 dictricts across the country are getting benefits of seven flagship welfare schemes, including Ujjwala and Saubhagya, of the BJP-led NDA government, BJP President Amit Shah said here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's first robotic excision of tumor in child at Ganga Ram Hospital
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Tuesday said it had carried out the country's first successful robotic surgery on a child to remove a tumour of from an adrenal gland that was causing very high blood pressure and other medical problems.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Canal cleaning to shield Bangladeshis, Rohingya refugees from monsoons: UN
Rome, May 22 (IANS/AKI) A major canal dredging and renovation project is underway to protect local residents and refugees in southern Bangladesh from impending monsoon floods, the United Nations migration agency said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
NHRC seeks report on criminal being paraded naked
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday issued a notice to Delhi Police seeking a detailed report, within four weeks, in the case of alleged parading of a naked criminal by police personnel in public view here.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Air passenger 'charter' promises relief from cancellation charges, delays
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Domestic air passengers will soon be able to avail full refunds and additional compensation for flight delays and cancellations as the government on Tuesday put in the public domain a new 'passenger charter' for eliciting comments, suggestions before notifying them.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Narayanan becomes champion of Kolkata Open chess meet
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Grandmaster Srinath Narayanan took a quick draw against Shyam Sundar M in just 27 moves in Sicilian Scheveningen opening in the final round of the 3rd Kolkata Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament at The Newtown School here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Dr Reddy's net drops by 19% in FY18 Business/Economy/Medicine
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Pharma major Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd's net profit during 2017-18 fell by 19 per cent over the previous year, at Rs 981 crore against Rs 1,204 crore during FY17.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Odisha industrialist Bansidhar Panda dead
Bhubaneswar, May 22 (IANS) Noted industrialist and founder of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd (IMFA) Bansidhar Panda passed away at his residence here on Tuesday, said family sources. He was 87.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Italy 'reliable' NATO, EU ally, says Gentiloni
Rome, May 22 (IANS/AKI) Italy is a solid ally of the transatlantic alliance and the European Union, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy
Five more injured in Pakistani shelling
Jammu, May 22 (IANS) At least five people in a village in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district were injured in Pakistani shelling on Tuesday evening, taking to 13 the number of injured in the ceasefire violations in the day, an official said.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Five Indian brands among world's top 100 luxury goods companies: Report
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Five Indian brands feature among the 100 largest luxury goods companies in the world, a Deloitte report said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
UAE marks International Day for Biological Diversity
Dubai, May 22 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) joined the world in celebrating World Biodiversity Day on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Danish minister provokes Ramadan row
Copenhagen, May 22 (IANS) Denmark's Immigration Minister Inger Stojberg has been widely rebuffed after she suggested Muslims should take time off work during Ramadan because of potential safety risks to the rest of society.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Denmark,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Federal Front will be game changer: KCR's daughter
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is confident that the proposed Federal Front will emerge as a strong alternative political platform before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and will be a "game changer", a party leader said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sisodia to visit Wazirabad bridge site to ensure speedy construction
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday visited the site of under-construction Signature Bridge in Wazirabad in north Delhi to review the project's progress and said he will visit the spot every week to ensure speedy work.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Police assault BJP councillor's son, kin; 3 suspended
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) An Assistant Sub-Inspector and two Constables were suspended on Tuesday for assaulting the son and relatives of a BJP Councillor at the Krishna Nagar Police Station in East Delhi, police said.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Unable to send daughter abroad, debt-ridden Gujarat man kills family
Ahmedabad, May 22 (IANS) A debt-ridden businessman in Ahmedabad shot dead his wife and two daughters on Tuesday after an argument over sending the elder daughter to Australia for higher studies, police said.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kuchibhotla's killer pleads guilty to hate crime
Washington, May 22 (IANS) A former US Navy veteran, serving life in prison for killing Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injuring two others at a bar in Kansas city in 2017, has pleaded guilty to hate crime charges.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Spain coach Lopetegui's contract extended till 2020
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Tuesday announced an extension of contract for Julen Lopetegui, who will manage the Spain national team until the end of the European Championships in 2020.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Congress' Parameshwara to be Karnataka Deputy CM
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) The Congress' Karnataka President G. Parameshwara would be the Deputy Chief Minister in the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government, a party leader said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Credentials of academic nominated Italian premier disputed
Rome, May 22 (IANS/AKI) Giuseppe Conte, a law professor picked by Italy's Five-Star Movement and the League party to lead their nascent populist government "does not show up" in New York University's records "as a student or faculty member", a media report said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Education
Kolkata to get its first-ever women traffic constables soon
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Kolkata will soon see women traffic constables managing the roads and its unruly vehicles for the first time.
2018-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Zidane says Real Madrid just as hungry as Liverpool for Champions League trophy
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane on Tuesday said his team was just as hungry as Liverpool to win the UEFA Champions League final.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Major scam in water conservation plans: Gujarat Congress
Gandhinagar, May 22 (IANS) Paresh Dhanani, the Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assembly, on Tuesday alleged a major scam by the BJP government in the water conservation schemes carried out in the state since 2006 until recently.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Thomas and Uber Cup: India trail 0-2 against China
Bangkok, May 22 (IANS) Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy suffered a massive defeat against Chinese World No. 5 Chen Long in the first match of the Thomas and Uber Cup here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
SC no to urgently hear plea against Congress-JD-S invite to form government
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused urgent hearing on a plea filed by the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) challenging Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision to invite the alliance of the Congress and the JD-S to form a government in the state.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Russia presents special edition 100-ruble bill made for FIFA World Cup
Moscow, May 22 (IANS) Financial authorities in Russia on Tuesday presented a special edition of the 100-ruble bill that was created for the upcoming FIFA World Cup.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
At 46 degrees, Delhi gripped by heat wave, scorching week ahead
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A heat wave officially struck the national capital on Tuesday with the city seeing a maximum of 44 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average, and some regions sizzling at 46 degrees while an unrelenting summer sun scorched the NCR and north, east and west India.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hyundai Motor India to raise vehicle prices by up to 2% from June
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Automobile major Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) on Tuesday said that it will raise vehicle prices by up to 2 per cent from June 2018 due to an increase in input costs.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Fear grips border villages as Pakistan Rangers pound civilian areas
Jammu, May 22 (IANS) An all-pervading fear on Tuesday gripped scores of residents of border villages in Jammu and Samba districts following indiscriminate shelling on civilian areas by Pakistan Rangers.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Veteran South Korean forward ruled out of World Cup
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) Gangwon FC forward Lee Keun-ho has been ruled out of next month's FIFA World Cup with a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee, the Korea Football Association (KFA) said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Football
Minister orders clarification on 'recorded music ban' in Delhi restobars
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday ordered the Excise Commissioner to issue a clarification on the 'ban' on playing recorded music in restobars in the city.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Indian Oil Q4 net at Rs 5,218 cr up 40% on inventory gain
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) State-run oil marketer Indian Oil Corp (IOC) on Tuesday posted a 40.25 per cent rise in profit at Rs 5,218.10 crore for the fourth quarter ended March, mainly on the back of inventory gains, as per a company announcement.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kumaraswamy's swearing-in to be opposition's show of strength
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The swearing-in ceremony of Karnataka Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday will be used as a "show of strength" of the opposition parties ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, in a possible line up against the BJP.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL: Team character should hold KKR in good stead, says Katich
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) assistant coach Simon Katich on Tuesday hoped the team's new-found confidence after stringing together a hat-trick of wins should hold them in good stead when they take on Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) eliminator here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
PNB retirees urges confidence building measures by government
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Pensioners and Retirees Association of the multi-crore fraud-hit Punjab National Bank (PNB) has called upon the central government to initiate "confidence building exercise" as recent developments have "demoralised bankers" and underminned the importance of state-owned lenders in the country's economy.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pakistan likely to host India among others in SCO meet
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Amid signs of an improvement in relations between Pakistan and India, authorities in Islamabad are expecting to host an Indian delegation, among others, at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation-Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (SCO-RATS) Legal Experts meeting, being held from May 23 to 25.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
New air passenger-friendly norms soon
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Domestic air passengers will soon be able to avail full refunds and additional compensation for flight delays, cancellations as the government on Tuesday put in the public domain a new 'passenger charter' for eliciting comments, suggestions before notifying them.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maharashtra Maoists massacre: 8 innocent villagers killed, allege kin
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), May 22 (IANS) Residents of a village in this Maoist-affected Maharashtra district on Tuesday alleged that at least innocent eight youth, including five girls, may have been felled by police bullets in the country's biggest anti-Maoist operation here last month.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Congress' Parameshwara to be Karnataka Deputy CM
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Congress' Karnataka state President G. Parameshwara would be the Deputy Chief Minister in the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government, a party leader said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Bring petrol, diesel under GST ambit: Congress
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Making a scathing attack on the BJP-led Central government, the Congress on Tuesday questioned the constant rise in petrol and diesel prices, and demanded they be brought under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) ambit.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
INLD, BSP activists court arrest over SYL canal
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) Scores of leaders and workers of the INLD and BSP courted arrest here on Tuesday as part of 'Jail Bharo' agitation to demand early construction of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal to supply water to the parched areas of Haryana.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Can't help it if Rahul Gandhi sees RSS hand everywhere: Amit Shah
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Taking exception at Rahul Gandhi's accusation at RSS of rigging selection process to cherrypick bureaucrats, BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday said if Rahul Gandhi sees RSS's hand in everything, then he cannot help it.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Civil Aviation Ministry to urge Finance Ministry to bring ATF under GST
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) To contain the rise in jet fuel prices and its cascading impact on air ticket prices, Civil Aviation Ministry will urge the Finance Ministry to bring the particular fuel type under the ambit of GST.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC to hear plea against NGT order on lead content in PVC pipes
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea challenging the National Green Tribunal's order by which it has put on hold its earlier direction mandating all the manufacturers of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipes with lead content to carry a warning that their use was harmful to human health.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Court notice to Delhi Police on Kejriwal's plea
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday issued notice to Delhi Police on a plea by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking visuals and statement recorded by the agency in connection with an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two Aam Admi Party (AAP) MLAs on February 19.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BJP slams Archbishop for letter, Centre says minorities safe
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Central government on Tuesday said India is safe for minorities while the BJP virtually attacked the Archbishop of Delhi, saying no one should speak to mobilise people on the basis of religion.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Heart transplant patient stable, progressing well: Hospital
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) A man, who underwent a heart transplant said to be the first such human-to-human surgery in eastern India, is stable, the hospital said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Three-day Delhi Assembly session to discuss full statehood
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A three-day special session of the Delhi Assembly will be held from June 6 to take a decision on full statehood for Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2 killed in Netherlands plane crash
The Hague, May 22 (IANS) Two people were killed when their small plane crashed 15 minutes after taking off from Rotterdam The Hague Airport on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Netherlands,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Q4 results, value buying help equity indices break 5-day losing streak (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Attractive valuations, along with healthy quarterly results supported the key Indian equity indices closed Tuesday's volatile trade session on a positive note after five consecutive days of decline.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Job offer decline maximum in IT sector: Survey
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) At 32 per cent, the rate of job offer declines is maximum in India's Information and Technology (IT) sector, show results of a new survey of mid and senior level candidates.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
US Supreme Court to hear fishermen petition against IFC-funded Tata Power project
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The US Supreme Court has agreed to look into the so-called immunity provided to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) against harm it may cause to environment through its financing, in this case against the IFC-funded Tata Power Plant in Gujarats Kutch district.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Centre will come up with solution to fuel price increase: Shah
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah on Tuesday assured that the government will come up with a solution in three-four days to keep a check on increasing fuel prices in the country.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ghaziabad hospital performs laparoscopic spine surgery
Ghaziabad, May 22 (IANS) Doctors at a Ghaziabad hospital have successfully performed laparoscopic spinal surgery on a 56-year-old woman, said a hospital official on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
SC to hear plea law student detained for attendance shortage
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A Delhi University law student detained in Semester IV for lecture shortage owing to her pregnancy moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday to seek directions to allow her to write her exams and the apex court is set to hear her plea on Wednesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Catalan former leader again faces extradition threat
Berlin, May 22 (IANS) Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday faced fresh threats of extradition from Germany, where a regional prosecutor's office has requested that he be sent to Spain to face charges of rebellion.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
SBI posts Q4 loss of Rs 7,718 cr on provisions, gross NPAs up
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Reflecting the continued pressure on state-run banks, State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday posted a loss of Rs 7,718 crore for the fourth quarter ended March, mainly due to increased provisioning, the bank said in a stock exchange filing.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Central team to assess ecological damage from sugar mill discharge
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) A central team will assess the ecological damage caused by discharge of effluents by a sugar mill in Beas river, whose owners are known for proximity to ruling Congress leadership in Punjab.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Consuming flavonoid may delay lung function decline in elderly
New York, May 22 (IANS) Consuming fruits like berries with high amount of plant producing chemical called flavonoids may slow lung function decline due to ageing, finds a study.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Can Vitamin C cut harm of maternal smoking on babies' lungs?
New York, May 22 (IANS) While its best to quit smoking during pregnancy, for women who cannot, taking vitamin C supplements can reduce their babies' risk of developing a wheeze, finds a study.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
John, Diana go on Parmanu Pride Parade in heart of Delhi
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) As actors John Abraham and Diana Penty undertook a ride on an open jeep in the inner circle of Delhi's Connaught Place to promote their forthcoming film "Parmanu - The Story of Pokhran", the crowd followed them on what they called the Parmanu Pride Parade.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Severe heat wave conditions engulf Haryana, Punjab
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) Most parts of Haryana and Punjab reeled under severe heatwave conditions on Tuesday with temperatures soaring past the 44-45 degrees Celsius mark at several places.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Apollo Hospitals adopts IBM Watson for oncology and genomics (Lead, correcting designation in Para 3)
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Apollo Hospitals on Tuesday joined hands with IBM to deploy its cognitive computing platform Watson for oncology and genomics in 10 of its cancer care centres.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Technology,Business/Economy
SP patronised criminals, we're hounding them out: UP CM
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday lashed out at the Samajwadi Party (SP) and accused it of patronising criminals and communal forces when in power in the state.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Taj Mahal, Mumbai Sea Link among top 10 travellers' choices
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The eternal monument to love, the Taj Mahal in Agra and the Rajiv Gandhi Bandra Worli Sea Link in Mumbai figure among the Top 10 TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards of 2018 for most visited and popular tourist landmarks, it was announced here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
IPL play-offs: Chennai to field vs Hyderabad
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first qualifier match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
I&B Minister urges people to get fit, fitter
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday appealed to the people to get fit and fitter and posted photos and videos on his exercise regime on the social media to inspire others to follow his advice.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Nipah virus outbreak localised occurrence: Health Ministry
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) All required steps have been taken to contain the Nipah virus in Kerala, whose outbreak is a localised occurrence and there is no threat of its spread and thus no need to panic, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Micromax, Airtel launch 'Bharat Go' smartphone
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Micromax Informatics, in collaboration with Bharti Airtel, on Tuesday launched its first Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone Micromax "Bharat Go" for Rs 2,399.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
MediaTek unveils Helio P22 chip for mid-range smartphones in India
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Expanding its "Helio P" family of power-efficient chips for mid-range devices, mobile phone chipmaker MediaTek on Tuesday launched Helio P22 processor in India.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Nine dead in police firing in Toothukudi as Sterlite protests turn violent
Toothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 22 (IANS) Nine people, including a girl, died on Tuesday in police firing after the ongoing anti-Sterlite protests turned violent with thousands of people from nearby areas allegedly attacking the District Collectorate demanding closure of the Vedanta Group-run company.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Lucien Favre appointed head coach of Borussia Dortmund
Berlin, May 22 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund appointed Lucien Favre as their new head coach, signing a two-year contract until June 30, 2020, the Bundesliga club said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Nipah virus claims 10 lives in Kerala, two serious
Kozhikode (Kerala), May 22 (IANS) The toll due to the Nipah virus (NiP), presently identified in Kerala's Kozhikode and Malappuram, rose to 10 on Tuesday even as the Central and state governments scrambled to contain its outbreak.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
HMD Global gets $100 mn funding, to scale up operations
Helsinki, May 22 (IANS) In a bid to scale up its business operations, Finnish company HMD Global -- which sells the iconic Nokia brand of phones -- has announced that it has raised an additional $100 million from investors.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Finland,Technology,Business/Economy
MP discom chief calls staff 'dogs', engineers threaten protest
Bhopal, May 22 (IANS) Engineers in the Madhya Pradesh central electricity distribution company on Tuesday demanded the removal of discom Managing Director Sanjay Goyal after he reportedly called them "anti-nationals" and "dogs", and threatened a protest if he was not sacked.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Palestine urges Hague to open criminal case against Israel
The Hague, May 22 (IANS) The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) on Tuesday petitioned the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an investigation into Israel's settlement policy on the West Bank and the recent actions of the Israeli armed forces against protesters in the Gaza Strip that killed 61 people.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Japanese climber dies on eighth Everest attempt
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) A Japanese climber, who lost nearly all his fingers in an attempt to climb Mount Everest earlier, has died on his eighth attempt to summit the mountain.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Women's T20 Challenge: Supernovas edge past Trailblazers in last ball thriller
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Supernovas rode on a disciplined all-round effort to edge past Trailblazers by three wickets in a last ball Women's T20 Challenge thriller at the Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Beijing SCO security meet discusses terrorism, Afghan situation
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) security meet here on Tuesday discussed ways to strengthen cooperation to fight terrorism and worsening situation in Afghanistan.
2018-05-22
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
HCL Technologies joins Blockchain in Transportation Alliance
Noida, May 22 (IANS) Global technology giant HCL Technologies on Tuesday announced it has joined the Blockchain in Transportation Alliance (BiTA), an organisation dedicated to determine best practices and standards for Blockchain in the transportation industry.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Government not to sell Air India, if bids are below minimum floor price: Official
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The central government might not sell its stake in the ongoing divestment process of the national passenger carrier Air India, if bids do not meet a minimum threshold value or floor price estimated for the airline.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Forest cover in Bengal up, says Mamata on Biodiversity Day
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) The total forest and social forestry cover in West Bengal has been raised to 12,358 hectares and 934 hectares respectively till 2016-17 under a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) assisted project, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
BJP-NCP lock horns in Bhandara-Gondiya bypoll
Nagpur, May 22 (IANS) The BJP has locked horns with the NCP for retaining Maharashtra's Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha seat for which by-elections are scheduled on May 28, unlike in Palghar where the state's ruling party and its ally Shiv Sena are locked in a direct contest.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
HC calls Centre's response on plea challenging CLAT 2018
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre and other authorities to file their response on a plea filed by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) -- a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated student body -- challenging Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
HP expands 3D printing footprint with key collaborations, new applications
Barcelona, May 22 (IANS) As 3D printing appears set to transform the manufacturing sector globally, global printing and PC major HP on Tuesday announced that three big digital manufacturing players have deployed its Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing solutions.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Technology,Business/Economy
Thick, wooden, vintage: Get trendy with eyewear
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Eyewear needn't be boring. Go for embellished shades or thick geeky glasses touching the vintage style of the early 1970s to stay in vogue, suggest experts.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mediterranean diet may curb air pollution's effect on health
New York, May 22 (IANS) Consuming Mediterranean diet rich in antioxidants could reduce the adverse effects of air pollution on health.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Nine dead in police firing in Toothukudi after Sterlite protests turn violent
Toothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 22 (IANS) Nine people, including a girl, died on Tuesday in police firing after the ongoing anti-Sterlite protests turned violent with hundreds of people from nearby areas allegedly attacking the District Collectorate demanding closure of the Vedanta Group-run company.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Prenatal fish consumption not linked to autism risk in babies
London, May 22 (IANS) Instead of increasing risk of autism, eating fish twice a week during pregnancy may actually give newborns several nutritional benefits, suggests a new research.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Priyanka Chopra urges world to care for Rohingya refugees
Dhaka, May 22 (IANS) Actress and global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights Priyanka Chopra, who is on a field visit here, has urged the world to care for and support Rohingya refugees, among whom are a whole lot of children who she says are scarred for life because of their ordeal.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MIT scientists develop one-shot nanoparticle vaccine for polio
New York, May 22 (IANS) A novel single-shot nanoparticle vaccine developed by MIT researchers could assist efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Zidane happy with last season, not worried about CL result
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Tuesday that he would not consider the previous season a disappointment even if his team loses the upcoming UEFA Champions League final.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Government wants to appoint officers of RSS' choice: Rahul
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday criticised the government's proposal of allocating cadres and services to candidates selected under civil service examinations only after completion of foundation course, saying it wanted to appoint officers of "RSS's choice".
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
China to cut auto import tariffs from July
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) China will cut import tariffs on vehicles and auto parts starting July 1, the Finance Ministry announced on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Railways spending Rs 9,000 cr on 43 northeast projects: Minister
Agartala, May 22 (IANS) The Railways is executing 43 projects at a cost of Rs 9,000 crore to extend rail connectivity in the border areas of northeast India and with other parts of the country, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kerala HC quashes FIR against Cardinal in land scam
Kochi, May 22 (IANS) A division bench of the Kerala High Court provided relief to the Cardinal of Syro-Malabar Catholic Church a second time, when on Tuesday it quashed an FIR registered him and three others in an alleged land scam case.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Gestational diabetes may increase risk of kidney damage
New York, May 22 (IANS) Gestational diabetes -- high blood sugar condition during pregnancy -- may cause early-stage kidney damage that can later lead to chronic kidney diseases among women, reported a study.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
World's largest amphibians face imminent threat of extinction
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) The critically endangered Chinese giant salamander, well known as the world's largest amphibian, now faces the imminent threat of extinction in the wild, due in no small part to the demand for the animals as luxury food, warn researchers.
2018-05-22
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Equity indices close marginally higher; auto, metal stocks gain
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices provisionally closed in the green on Tuesday, although with marginal gains on the back of value buying by investors, after declining for five sessions in a row.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
16 killed in Afghanistan blast
Kabul, May 22 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed when a vehicle, packed with explosives detonated in the southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, authorities said.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
'Minimal progress for US troops in Afghan in Q1 2018'
Washington, May 22 (IANS) A Pentagon watchdog has said that US troops made "minimal progress" in Afghanistan during the first quarter of 2018 as challenges facing US and Afghan forces mount.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Lately I have been giving extra care to my skin: Sonu Sood
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood says he has started giving extra care to his skin especially when he is travelling a lot.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
India safe for minorities: Rajnath on Archbishop's letter
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said India is safe for minorities and no one is allowed to discriminate on the basis of religion after a letter from the Archbishop of Delhi Archdiocese talked about the "turbulent political atmosphere" in the country.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Messi deserves to win World Cup, says Crespo
St Petersburg (Russia), May 22 (IANS) Star forward Lionel Messi deserves to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup, former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo said.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
AAP questions BJP on fuel price hike
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday questioned the BJP on the constant rise in the prices of petroleum products.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
S. Korea will don white away kit to kick off World Cup vs. Sweden
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) South Korea will don their white away kit to kick off next month's FIFA World Cup in Russia, the national football federation said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Football
Kerala tourism to unveil world's largest bird sculpture
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) Kerala tourism will inaugurate the world's largest bird sculpture, Jatayu Earth's Centre, here on July 4, Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
NGT asks about steps taken to protect Hastinapur sanctuary
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday sent a notice to the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government on the steps taken to protect the Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Sharif shouldn't engage in politics: Hafiz Saeed
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has said that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should not engage in politics after his disqualification and that he has become the biggest non-state actor in Pakistan.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Kerala Congress-Mani announces support to UDF candidate
Kottayam (Kerala), May 22 (IANS) The Congress-led UDF on Tuesday heaved a sigh of relief as 'estranged' former ally Kerala Congress-Mani announced support to Congress candidate in the May 28 Chengannur Assembly by-election.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Akamai, MUFG roll out blockchain-based payments network
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Cloud delivery network provider Akamai Technologies on Tuesday announced its partnership with Japan-based Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) to introduce a new blockchain-based online payment network for next-generation payment transactions.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
CBI visits Rabri's residence in hotel tender case; quizzes her, Lalu
Patna, May 22 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday searched former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devis residence here in connection with a Railway hotel tender case and quizzed her and her husband and RJD chief Lalu Prasad, a police official said.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Barack, Michelle Obama to make TV, films for Netflix
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have officially sealed a deal with Netflix to produce television shows and films for the streaming service.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Hrithik Roshan is a fan of Vidya Vox
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan says he is a fan of Indo-American singer and YouTube sensation Vidya Iyer, famously known as Vidya Vox.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Nakkash' is an essential film for today's time: Inaamulhaq
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actor Inaamulhaq says "Nakkash", which is based on the story of a Muslim craftsman who uses his skill to engrave Hindu Temples in Varanasi, says the film is quite relevant in the present times.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India borrowed our economic plans: Pakistan Minister
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) India borrowed Pakistan's economic and reforms plans and implemented them successfully while "we squandered the opportunity largely because of political instability", Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy
Here's how you can keep your skin hydrated in summer
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Skin requirements keep changing in every weather and it is a real challenge to keep it soft, protected and glowing. Hydrate, exfoliate and moisturise to keep your skin healthy this summer, experts say.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Dalit death: NHRC seeks report from Gujarat
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to the Gujarat government over the death of a Dalit ragpicker, who was beaten to death by five men in Rajkot on Sunday. It has given the BJP government four weeks time.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I value every relationship in my life: Kareena Kapoor (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan says friends play an integral part in her life.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pellegrini appointed West Ham United coach
London, May 22 (IANS) Manuel Pellegrini has been appointed the new coach of West Ham United, the English Premier League side announced here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Swiss president plans Russia trip for World Cup
Geneva, May 22 (IANS) Swiss President Alain Berset has said that he plans to visit Russia during this summers FIFA World Cup, and will attend the first match of his countrys national team.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
Harry Kane named captain of England's World Cup team
London, May 22 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane was on Tuesday named captain of the England football team which will take part in the World Cup in Russia this summer.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Don't believe in endorsing something I don't use: Virat Kohli
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Cricket captain Virat Kohli says being a brand ambassador comes with its share of responsibilities.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Sports
ED seizes Dabur India director's assets worth Rs 21 cr
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday seized assets worth Rs 20.87 crore belonging to the director of Dabur India Limited under Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) for holding assets abroad.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Honor launches two affordable dual-lens camera smartphones
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Huawei's sub-brand Honor on Tuesday launched its most affordable dual-lens rear camera setup smartphones Honor 7A and Honor 7C that come with FullView display and face unlock.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
How to add pinch of antique jewellery to your office wear
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The one thing that can bring a smile instantly on a womans face are those pretty trinkets that can instantly give a stylish lift to an ordinary outfit. Chunky rings, delicate neckpieces and some sparkly bold earrings can add that required oomph to your daily usual look and lift your spirits on a dull boring day.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Neeta Lulla to speak at Italian cinema fest
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) National award-winning designer Neeta Lulla is set to speak at the closing ceremony of Fare Cinema, the international week of Italian cinema.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
SP richest regional party with over Rs 82 crore declared income
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) With a declared income of Rs 82.76 crore, the Samajwadi Party is the richest of the 32 regional parties in India, a report by Association for Democratic Reforms said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Tumhari Sulu' leads nomination pack for IIFA 2018
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Vidya Balan-starrer "Tumhari Sulu" has scored a maximum of seven nominations for the 19th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, to be held in Bangkok next month. "Newton" comes a close second with five nominations.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
My next directorial a salute to today's generation: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) After "Mere Pyare Prime Minister", Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has his eyes set on telling a father-son story, comparing two generations. He says it's a salute to the new generation that is grappling with pressures of all kinds.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
An egg a day may keep heart diseases away
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) If you thought eating eggs is bad for your heart due to their high cholesterol content, think again. A large study has now shown that people who consume an egg every day could significantly reduce their risk of cardiovascular diseases.
2018-05-22
Category: International, China,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
New air passenger-friendly norms soon
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Domestic air passengers will soon be able to avail of full refunds and additional compensation for flight delays/cancellations as the government on Tuesday put in the public domain a new 'passenger charter' for eliciting comments/suggestions before notifying them.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Are humans influencing cancer in wild animals?
New York, May 22 (IANS) Besides indulging in cancer causing behaviour like smoking, poor diet and low hygiene, human beings are also changing the environment in such a way that it can lead to the deadly disease in many species of wild animals, researchers have warned.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
OnePlus 6 beats 5T's one-day sales record in 10 minutes
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Smartphone maker OnePlus on Tuesday said it made a record sale of its newly-launched OnePlus 6 worth Rs 100 crore within first 10 minutes of its preview sale on Amazon India and its own online store--oneplus.in.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
SBI posts Q4 loss of Rs 7,718 cr, gross NPAs up
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Reflecting the continued pressure on state-run banks, State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday posted a loss of Rs 7,718 crore for the fourth quarter ended March, the bank said in a stock exchange filing.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
China sentences Tibetan activist to 5 years in jail
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) A Tibetan education activist was on Tuesday sentenced to five years in prison by a Chinese court for inciting separatism, Amnesty International (AI) said, calling the sentence "unjust" and urging his immediate release.
2018-05-22
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Twitter to customise Twemojis for Android
San Francisco, May 22 (IANS) On the issue of missing emoji characters on Twitter, the micro-blogging platform has rolled out updated versions of its Twemoji designs for its Android users.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Ex-Malaysian PM Najib questioned in graft probe
Kuala Lumpur, May 22 (IANS) Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was questioned by anti-graft officials on Tuesday as part of an investigation into the state investment company 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund corruption scandal.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Poor sleep makes parents lenient towards kids
New York, May 22 (IANS) Mothers who have trouble sleeping may engage in more permissive parenting, that is parenting marked by lenient or liberal discipline, says a study.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Pakistan, World Bank begin talks on Kishanganga dam in J&K
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Pakistan and World Bank have started talks here over the recently-inaugurated Kishanganga hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir, with Islamabad accusing New Delhi of violating the Indus Waters Treaty by setting up the dam.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Petrol price highest ever in Chennai; up 30 paise across metros
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) After reaching unprecedented highs in Delhi and Mumbai, petrol prices touched a record high in Chennai, at Rs 79.79 per litre on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kumaraswamy visits Karnataka temples ahead of swearing-in
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) A day ahead of his swearing-in, Karnataka Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy on Tuesday visited the Hindu holy towns of Dharmasthala and Sringeri to pray for the success of the Congress-(JD-S) coalition government.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
SC relief to BJP leader in Facebook post case
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) In a relief to BJP leader S.Ve. Shekher, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Tamil Nadu Police not to take any coercive action till June 1 against him.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mehbooba thanks people for condemning use of abusive language
Srinagar, May 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday thanked the people for their support against abusive language used against her by a brother of BJP leader and former Minister Choudhary Lal Singh.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Security forces free to respond if Pakistan opens fire: Rajnath
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) As Pakistani Rangers continued shelling on the international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the security forces have a free hand to respond as they deem fit if the neighbouring country continued the offensive.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
More than 200 CWG athletes seek asylum in Australia, 50 go missing
Canberra, May 22 (IANS) More than 200 Commonwealth Games athletes and officials remain in Australia after applying for refugee visas, with another 50 staying in the country illegally.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Women's T20: Supernovas opt to field vs Trailblazers
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Supernovas' skipper Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and opted to field against the Smriti Mandhana-led Trailblazers in an one-off "IPL-styled" women's T20 face-off at the Wankhede stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Kenya's Keitany returns to action at New York Mini 10km race
Nairobi, May 22 (IANS) World marathon record holder Mary Keitany of Kenya will return to action on June 9 in New York just two months after failing to improve on her mark at the London Marathon.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Eat safe in summer
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Food tends to spoil more quickly during the summer. It is important to pay extra attention to your food and look for unusual odour and mould before consuming it, say experts.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Croatia's Modric, Rakitic, Kovacic included in 24-man World Cup squad
Zagreb, May 22 (IANS) Real Madrid midfielders Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic, as well as Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic and Atletico Madrid's Sime Vrsaljko were included in Croatia's 24-man list for the upcoming FIFA World Cup.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Croatia,Sports,Football
Apollo Hospitals adopts IBM Watson for oncology and genomics
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Apollo Hospitals on Tuesday joined hands with IBM to deploy its cognitive computing platform Watson for oncology and genomics in ten of its cancer care centres.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
India closes down camp office in Nepal
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Over a month after a blast at an Indian field office at Biratnagar in Nepal, India has said that its has closed down the office
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Liverpool coach Klopp wants great finish to Champions League run
Liverpool, May 22 (IANS) Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has congratulated himself and his squad for their great moments this football season, stressing that his side is looking for a great finish to their Champions League run.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
'Clean air plan lacks sector-specific emission reduction targets'
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) The proposed National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) would be of "no use" as it has "not mentioned sector-specific and time-bound emission reduction targets" for industries. It has also failed to lay enough emphasis on units which are contributing to air pollution, environmentalists say.
2018-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indian AI startup signs MoU to assist Dubai Police
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) India-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup Staqu on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to assist the Dubai Police with its AI-powered predictive policing technology.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Ramzan ceasefire improved law and order: J&K police chief
Srinagar, May 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief S.P. Vaid on Tuesday said the ceasefire announced during the holy month of Ramzan has been successful and has helped improve the overall law and order situation in the state.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Intel reveals another security flaw in its chips
San Francisco, May 22 (IANS) Intel has disclosed a new variant of the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws in the chips that hackers may use to extract sensitive data from hundreds of millions of computers and mobile devices.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
First trainset to connect Bhopal in festive season
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The first trainset equipped with comfortable French-made seats, brakes and couplers from Germany alongwith Czech-made door system will be pressed into service between the national capital and Bhopal in October this year.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Yeddyurappa stares at uncertain future in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Proving third time unlucky as Karnataka's Chief Minister, the BJP's Lingayat strongman, B.S. Yeddyurappa, stares at an uncertain future although his party bets on his return to power again.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Sweden to send war pamphlet to 4.8 mn households
Stockholm, May 22 (IANS) The Swedish government is sending an instructional war pamphlet to all 4.8 million households in the country, educating them for the first time in more than 30 years on the perils of war.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Sweden,Politics,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Research points before you consider adopting pets
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A number of factors should be considered before adopting a pet in India. Willingness to commit and adjust, the size of your home, the kind of weather you have where you stay, are some of the points you need to think about, say experts.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Algeria fires national football team coach Rabah Madjer
Algiers, May 22 (IANS) The Algerian football federation has announced the firing of national team head coach Rabah Madjer six months after he was put in charge of the squad.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Algeria,Sports,Football
Serie A goal leader Icardi cut from Argentina's World Cup squad
Buenos Aires, May 22 (IANS) Mauro Icardi, who won the Serie A scoring crown with 29 goals for Inter Milan, was left out of the final 23-man World Cup roster announced by Argentina national coach Jorge Sampaoli.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
I work towards breaking patterns of my body: Sonakshi Sinha
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha says her goal is to consistently push her limits to be the best version of herself.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Taliban kill 12 policemen in Afghanistan
Kabul, May 22 (IANS) At least 12 police personnel have been killed in clashes with Taliban militants in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Wolfsburg survive relegation playoff to stay in Bundesliga
Kiel (Germany), May 22 (IANS) Wolfsburg are assured of another season in German top-flight football after defeating Holstein Kiel 1-0 here in the second leg of the relegation playoff to prevail 4-1 on aggregate.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Huesca clinch promotion to La Liga
Lugo (Spain), May 22 (IANS) SD Huesca defeated CD Lugo 2-0 here to assure themselves of promotion to the Spanish top-flight football for the first time in the club's history.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Key equity indices rise marginally on value buying
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Amid volatility, the key Indian equity indices traded marginally higher on Tuesday afternoon -- after declining in the last five trading sessions -- due to value buying by investors.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Lessons from Karnataka: Bank on social issues, leverage traditional and modern media platforms (Column: Active Voice)
The drama revolving around the Karnataka state elections refuses to fade away. The assembly election results were not able to provide a clear mandate to any party. The BJP emerged as the single largest party but popular rivals Congress and JD-S forged an alliance within hours of the announcement of the result after realising that the coalition will have the numbers to form the government.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
R. Kelly accused of sexual assault, infecting woman with herpes
New York, May 22 (IANS) A woman has filed a lawsuit against R. Kelly, alleging that the singer sexually assaulted her, locked her in a room to punish her for failing to please him and infected her with herpes.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Authorities investigating US man for misconduct in plane
Denver, May 22 (IANS) Denver-based Frontier Airlines confirmed that it is investigating the conduct of a male passenger who allegedly touched two women in an unwelcome manner and urinated inside the plane cabin during a flight last week.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Hindustan was never 'a place of plunder' for Mughals: Writer Ira Mukhoty (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) At a time when demonising the Mughal empire has become fashionable in India and a negative perception of their rule comes a new book "Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire", whose writer, Ira Mukhoty maintains that Hindustan was "never a plunderous foray" for the Mughals.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Sevilla's Soria downplays talk of club's poor season
Seville (Spain), May 22 (IANS) Sevilla goalkeeper David Soria said he would like for "all bad seasons to be like" the one that just ended, which saw the team reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League and the Copa del Rey final.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Mexico's Lozano hopes to reach highest level at World Cup
Mexico City, May 22 (IANS) Mexican forward Hirving Lozano, who currently plays with PSV Eindhoven, has said that he is focused on performing well with the national team in the 2018 World Cup in Russia and is not thinking about the possibility of emigrating to Everton and the English Premier League (EPL) in England.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Spin-off series of 'Leo da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa' in the works
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Indian animation firm Cosmos-Maya is working with Italy based Rai Ragazzi and Gruppo Alcuni to create a spin-off series of animated Italian movie "Leo da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa".
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Peru's group stage rivals appeal to FIFA to let Guerrero play at World Cup
Lima, May 22 (IANS) The captains of the Australian, Danish and French national teams, Peru's rivals in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup, have joined the international trade union of professional footballers (FIFPro) in calling on FIFA to allow Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero to play in the upcoming quadrennial tournament.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
This drug could prevent brain damage caused by cosmic rays
Washington, May 22 (IANS) As NASA and private space companies like SpaceX plan to send humans to Mars within the next 15 years, scientists have identified a potential treatment for the brain damage caused by exposure to cosmic rays.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
25 years of conserving biodiversity in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (Comment)
This year marks a quarter century of the ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - an agreement among 196 countries to conserve the earth's biological diversity while ensuring it is used sustainably and that the benefits from using genetic resources are shared fairly.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
Izquierdo joins Colombia team, aims to share his EPL experience
Bogota, May 22 (IANS) Colombia's Jose Izquierdo, who plays as a left-winger for Brighton and Hove Albion in the English Premier League (EPL), has joined the Colombian national team with the experience gained in British football this season to seek one of the 23 places for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
India poised to join China as global leaders in renewables: Report
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) India is poised to join China as the two global leaders in the renewable energy technology-led transformation, a US-based research institute said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy
S.Korea media denied permission to cover n-site closure
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) North Korean authorities on Tuesday morning denied permission to South Korean journalists to attend the dismantling of their nuclear base scheduled to take place between May 23-25.
2018-05-22
Category: International, South Korea,Media,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
I am not single: Katy Perry
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry, who is reportedly dating Orlando Bloom again, admitted that she is not single during the finale of "American Idol".
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Multiplex growth in metros slowing, rural areas will get boost: PVR
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan has been vocal about the need to open more multiplexes on the outskirts of cities. Ajay Devgn is revamping some theatres in Uttar Pradesh and plans to buy 200 more screens soon.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Charlize Theron to play Megyn Kelly in new movie
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron will reportedly star as Megyn Kelly in a new movie about the women who worked at Fox News under its former chairman Roger Ailes.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
iOS app makers told to remove CallKit software in China
San Francisco, May 22 (IANS) Developers of iOS apps distributed in China were reported to have received notifications from Apple asking them to remove CallKit, a framework that lets users integrate calling services with other call-related apps on the system.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Where Kudankulam's nuclear island is created bit by bit
Rostov-on-Don (Russia) May 22 (IANS) The steam generator for the third unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu is three months away from completion at the Atomenergomash factory around three hours drive from here, according to its Director, Maksim Jidkov.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Science/Tech,Technology
iVOOMi's 'Full View' display smartphone in India for Rs 7,499
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Chinese electronics company iVOOMi on Tuesday launched "i2" with 3D mirror finish for Rs 7,499 in India.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Amitabh, Shweta travel in auto-rickshaw for 'work'
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his daughter Shweta Bachchan-Nanda took an auto-rickshaw ride to go for work.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rohan Chand's 'Mowgli' promises darker take of 'The Jungle Book'
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) The first trailer of "Mowgli", which features Rohan Chand in the title role, presents a different and darker version of Rudyard Kiplings "The Jungle Book". Director Andy Serkis says it is not a fairy tale, and the audience should not expect singing and dancing animals in the film.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Had no idea: Paris Jackson on skipping aunt's Icon honour at Billboard Awards
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Paris Jackson was a no-show at the Billboard Music Awards, though her brother Prince, grandmother Katherine and aunt Rebbie supported six-time Grammy Award winner Janet Jackson receiving her prestigious Icon honour. The model-actress says she had no idea about it.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
TV is still stuck in the past: Shama Sikander
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Actress Shama Sikander, who is fondly remembered as Pooja from "Yeh Meri Life Hai", is consciously staying away from TV and says the small screen in still stuck in the past.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
We don't always take good care Of our artistes: Lata Mangeshkar
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar says that responsible people within the film industry lack taking good care of their artistes in the manner that they deserve.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pakistan's perilous state - the public position and perception (Book Review)
Title: Pakistan under Siege: Extremism, Society, and the State; Author: Madiha Afzal; Publisher: Viking/Penguin Random House India; Pages: 208; Price: Rs 599
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
IPL-Playoffs: Royals aim to upset favourites KKR in Eliminator (Preview)
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Resurgent Rajasthan Royals will look to defy odds and upset 'home favourites' Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator here at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
I don't pay attention to trolls: Twinkle Khanna
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A frequent target of trolls and cyber-bullying on social media platforms, producer-entrepreneur and author Twinkle Khanna says she does not get much affected as she does not pay attention to them.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston join 'John Wick: Chapter 3'
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Actors Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon, Mark Dacascos, and Jason Mantzoukas have joined the cast of "John Wick: Chapter 3".
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Salman Khan TV, Banijay Asia unite to create TV, web content
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan's television production house SK TV has collaborated with Banijay Group, known for backing shows like "Survivor" and "Keeping up with the Kardashians", to create content across television and web formats.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Heatstroke kills 65 in Pakistan
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) At least 65 people have been killed due to heatstroke in the last three days in Pakistan's Karachi, where the temperature hit 44 degrees Celsius, media reported on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
SpaceX to launch twin NASA water cycle tracker satellites
Washington, May 22 (IANS) On its way to deploy five Iridium Next communications satellites on Tuesday, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will also launch twin NASA satellites that will monitor Earth's water cycle, marking a unique rideshare arrangement.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Mexican firm suspended after Cuban plane crash
Mexico City, May 22 (IANS) Mexico's civil air authority has suspended the operations of a company that owned the plane which crashed in Cuba killing 111 people. It is the country's deadliest air disaster in 30 years.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Mexico,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Playing Manmohan Singh is Anupam Kher's biggest challenge as actor
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher's greatest challenge as an actor is now upon him as he plays former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in "The Accidental Prime Minister".
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's Ola in 3 more Australian cities
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Indian ride-sharing major Ola on Tuesday expanded its services in Australia to three more cities -- Brisbane, Gold Coast and Canberra.
2018-05-22
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy
'Bharat' director excited to work with Tabu
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar says he is excited to work with actress Tabu on "Bharat".
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Northern Kerala to soon emerge as major tourist attraction
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Are Kovalam and backwaters the first things that come to mind when thinking of Kerala? All that's set to change as more places will soon be added to the bucket list from 'God's own country' -- at an outlay of Rs 500 crore.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
Ex-Malaysian PM Razak to record statement
Kuala Lumpur, May 22 (IANS) Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived at the national anti-corruption body headquarters here on Tuesday to record his statement in a 2015 scandal involving state investment company 1MDB.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Negative global cues subdue key Indian equity indices
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Broadly negative Asian markets, along with high crude oil prices and caution ahead of key quarterly results subdued the Indian equity indices during the morning trade session on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sunny Tuesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Tuesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.2 degrees Celsius, normal for the season's average.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur reunite for 'Pihu'
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) After backing unconventional movies like "Dev D", "A Wednesday", "Rang De Basanti" and "Barfi!" during their earlier innings at UTV, Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur have now joined hands for "Pihu", to be directed by National Award winner Vinod Kapri.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australian archbishop found guilty of concealing child sex abuses
Canberra, May 22 (IANS) An Australian court has found Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson guilty of concealing child sexual abuse cases, media reported on Monday. He faces a maximum jail term of upto two years.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Volcanic eruption in Indonesia forces evacuation
Jakarta, May 22 (IANS) Mount Merapi, the most active volcano in Indonesia, spewed a column of ash 3,500 metres into the air early on Tuesday, triggering an evacuation, a disaster agency official said.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
Film industry's validation is great motivation: Sohum Shah
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Actor-producer Sohum Shah is overwhelmed by the praise showered by filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani on his upcoming project "Tumbad". He says it's a huge motivation.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google celebrates social reformer Raja Ram Mohan Roy
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Google on Tuesday celebrated the 246th birth anniversary of renowned social reformer Raja Ram Mohan Roy recognised as the "Father of the Indian Renaissance", who paved the way for a modern India.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistani rangers continue shelling in J&K
Jammu, May 22 (IANS) The Pakistani rangers on Tuesday continued shelling on the international border (IB) in the Jammu and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir affecting 30 BSF border outposts and some two dozen villages, police said.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
What to keep in mind while picking organic sanitary pads
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Just picking organic sanitary pads is not enough. Be careful about a pad's composition and how eco-friendly it is while buying them, say experts.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Shweta Bachchan to make screen debut with father Big B
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Shweta Bachchan, daughter of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, will be seen in a jewellery ad in which she will be making her on-screen debut alongside her father.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump praises Haspel as she takes over at CIA
Washington, May 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump praised Gina Haspel, who has taken over as the first-ever woman director at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Dirty Russian money still flowing to London: UK lawmakers
London, May 22 (IANS) British lawmakers have said 'dirty' Russian money is making its way to London as "business continues as usual for wealthy Russians who hide and launder corrupt assets through London".
2018-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
Turkey coup trial: Court jails 104 ex-military officers for life
Istanbul, May 22 (IANS) A Turkish court has sentenced 104 former military officers to life in prison for their involvement in a 2016 coup attempt, state media report.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Turkey,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
N.Korea summit: Pence warns Kim not to 'play' Trump
Washington, May 22 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence has warned North Korean leader Kim Jong-un not to "play" President Donald Trump if they meet next month.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Cuba plane crash survivor dies, toll rises to 111
Havana, May 22 (IANS) The toll from last Friday's plane crash in Cuba has risen to 111 as one of the survivors succumbed to her injuries here, officials said.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Cuba,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Venezuela election: 14 ambassadors recalled after Maduro's victory
Caracas, May 22 (IANS) Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is facing an international backlash after winning his second six-year term in a landslide vote marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics,Diplomacy
Brazil begins training for World Cup
Rio de Janeiro, May 22 (IANS) Brazil's national soccer team has arrived in Teresopolis town to prepare for next month's World Cup in Russia.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Iran condemns US announcement on sanctions
Tehran, May 22 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has condemned the US for promising to impose the "strongest sanctions in history" on his country.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Simon Cowell was obsessed with working at night
London, May 22 (IANS) Music mogul Simon Cowell was once addicted to working through the night.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Iconic Hollywood film poster creator Bill Gold dead
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Bill Gold, one of Hollywood's best-known creators of film posters, has died aged 97.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Mel B feels being a single parent is hard work
London, May 22 (IANS) Singer Mel B says it is hard to raise three daughters as a single mother.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
US dollar rises as trade tensions ease
New York, May 22 (IANS) The US dollar rose as market sentiment was boosted by an easing of trade tensions between China and the US.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Polka dots, graphic prints: Swimwear trends to try out
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Love swimming? Ditch the plane Jane monochromatic, simple swimsuits and invest in prints like polka dots and definitive textures, or experiment with cuts, suggest experts.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India, US leaders discuss strategic partnership, ministerial dialogue
New York, May 22 (IANS) India's Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh and US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan discussed the strategic partnership between the two countries at their meeting in Buenos Aires on Monday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
US stocks higher as trade worries ease
New York, May 22 (IANS) US stocks traded higher as investor sentiment was boosted by an easing of trade tensions between China and the US.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Arunachal Pradesh gets regular air connectivity
Itanagar/Guwahati, May 22 (IANS) The long-cherished dream of the people of Arunachal Pradesh to have air connectivity was fulfilled on Monday with flagging off of the first fixed-wing commercial aircraft from Pasighat to Guwahati, officials said.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Gina Haspel sworn in as CIA's first female director
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Gina Haspel was sworn in on Monday as the first female director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in its 71-year history.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
India, Russia agree on building multipolar world order (Intro Roundup)
Sochi (Russia), May 22 (IANS) India and Russia on Monday agreed on building a multipolar world order after an informal summit between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin here.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy
Government looking at steps to control fuel prices: Pradhan
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The government is considering ways to keep rising transport fuel prices in check, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday, even as petrol and diesel prices in Delhi and Mumbai crossed previous highs.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Unfortunate Pakistan violating ceasefire during Ramadan: Mehbooba Mufti
Jammu, May 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday termed Pakistan's ceasefire violations during the holy month of Ramadan as "highly unfortunate".
2018-05-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Inquiry ordered in 'bribe-for-visa' case
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has ordered an inquiry to probe illegalities in granting Indian citizenship or extending Long Term Visa (LTV) to Pakistani immigrants following the arrest of one of its officials and three others on charges of demanding and accepting bribe from applicants, an official said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
I've worked all my life on instincts: Vikas Khanna
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) As culinary wizard Vikas Khanna embarks on a new journey as a feature film director with "The Last Colour", a moving film on the widows of Varanasi, he says he doesn't plan things in life and works purely on instincts.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
WHO to adopt digital health initiative by India: Nadda
Geneva, May 21 (IANS) India's digital health initiative would be adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) as its first resolution on digital health, said Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Health/Medicine
Parts of Delhi sizzle over 44 degrees, more heat likely
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The national capital on Monday saw the warmest day of year with mercury crossing 44 degrees Celsius in some areas while the average maximum temperature was recorded at 41.8 degree Celsius, two notches above the season's average. The situation is only likely to exacerbate.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Four smugglers arrested, drugs valued at Rs 30 cr seized
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Four men who smuggled contraband drugs from the country abroad have been arrested, police said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Low conviction rate in crimes against women matter of concern: Minister
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Low conviction rates in crimes against women is a matter of grave concern, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said on Monday said, calling for prompt judicial disposal of such cases as a deterrent.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DLF's Q4 consolidated net profit at Rs 244 cr
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Real estate major DLF on Monday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 244 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2017-18.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
By god's grace, got another chance to serve people: Kumaraswamy
Hassan (Karnataka), May 21 (IANS) Karnataka's Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday said that he had got a chance to serve the people again by God's grace and his parents' blessings despite a fractured mandate in the May 12 elections.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Fund outflows, high oil prices weaken further rupee
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) The formation of a non-BJP government in Karnataka, along with a persistent outflow of foreign funds from the country's equity and debt markets and high crude oil prices further weakened the Indian rupee on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Wanted criminal jumps off second floor, lands naked in police custody
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A wanted criminal jumped off the second floor of a building in west Delhi on Monday in a bid to escape arrest, with only a towel wrapped around his waist, but failed and landed in police net -- albeit in his birthday suit.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Modi time' is time of farmers' suicides: Kamal Nath
Bhopal, May 21 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath on Monday said that the country was passing through a challenging phase under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as the country was faced with farmers' suicides.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Law professor Giuseppe Conte populist pick for Italian PM
Rome, May 21 (IANS/AKI) Italy's nascent populist coalition has picked a little-known Italian university law professor and political novice, Giuseppe Conte, as its Prime Minister, Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Three Directors of Fortis Healthcare resign before Tuesday's EGM
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare (FHL) has informed that three of its Directors have resigned due to personal reasons.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Air India Goa flight makes emergency landing in Mumbai
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) An Air India flight from Goa made an emergency landing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport here on Monday following a hydraulic failure, official sources said.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Kumaraswamy meets Sonia, Rahul, discusses government formation (Roundup)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) JD-S leader and Karnataka Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to discuss ministerial berth sharing between the coalition partners ahead of his swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UAE lands first crude oil cargo for Mangaluru strategic reserve
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The first consignment of 2 million barrels of crude oil from the UAE for India's strategic petroleum reserve at Karnataka's Mangaluru landed on the west coast, an official statement said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
No ban on recorded music in Delhi restobars: Official
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Delhi Excise Department has "not banned" playing of recorded music in restobars in the city, Excise Commissioner Amjad Tak said on Monday, following flak for a circular to restobars to have only "live singing/playing of instruments by professionals".
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
CBI files charge sheet in Rotomac loan default case
Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) The CBI on Monday filed a charge sheet against Rotomac Global company in a Rs 456.63 crore alleged loan default to the Bank of Baroda, accusing its promoters Vikram Kothari and his son of criminal conspiracy, cheating and fraud, officials said.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two Delhi policemen caught taking bribe inside police station
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) An Assistant Sub-Inspector and a Head Constable of Delhi Police were caught red handed inside a police station on Monday accepting Rs 4,000 bribe from a man accused of domestic violence.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa defends ban on 'rabble-rouser' Hindu group chief
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Goa government on Monday said Rashtriya Hindu Sena chief Pramod Muthalik is a rabble-rouser who incites religious violence, as it defended ban on his entry into the state since 2014.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Nation will remember Modi for record high fuel prices: Gehlot
Jaipur, May 21 (IANS) The country will remember the Narendra Modi government for pushing petrol and diesel prices to record high, said the Congress party on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Two train bogeys catch fire, no one hurt
Gawalior/Jhansi, May 21 (IANS) Two bogeys of a train, going from Delhi to Visakhapatnam, caught fire on Monday in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior district, following which alert passengers pulled the chain to stop the train and evacuate it, police said.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Telangana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ganguly against toss abolition in Test cricket
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday joined Bishan Singh Bedi and Dilip Vengsarkar in opposing the proposal to abolish the toss from Test cricket.
2018-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
SC asks Kerala HC to expeditiously decide issue of nurses' wages
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere with the Kerala High Court's interim order holding that the state government is entitled to raise minimum wages of nurses working in hospitals.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
West Bengal government honours Asha Bhosle
Kolkata May 21 (IANS) Legendary singer Asha Bhosle was conferred the Banga Bibhushan, the West Bengal Government's highest award, by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Braving seas' terrors, snags, women sailors complete global voyage
Panaji, May 21 (IANS) After braving eight-foot waves, hurricanes, sub-zero temperatures, broken steering gear and spending 194 days at sea, the six women crew of the Indian Naval sailing vessel 'Tarini' sailed into Goa on Monday as young legends, becoming the first all-women naval crew to have circumnavigated the globe.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Discussed government formation with Rahul, Sonia: Kumaraswamy
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Monday that modalities of government formation had been decided with the Congress during his meeting with its President Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vijayan to attend Kumaraswamy's swearing-in
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will attend the swearing in ceremony of Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru on Wednesday, it was announced on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Agro exports, line of credit to strengthen India-Egypt economic ties: Envoy
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Pointing out that trade exchanges between India and Egypt have picked up pace in the last one year, outgoing Indian Ambassador to the Arab nation Sanjay Bhattacharya on Monday said the growth in agro-exports from India to Egypt and its acceptance of India's line of credit facility can further boost bilateral economic ties.
2018-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Lovren thrilled to play Champions League final
Liverpool, May 21 (IANS) Liverpool centre back Dejan Lovren said on Monday said he was thrilled to play in the UEFA Champions League final, where the Reds are seeking to claim a sixth trophy in the elite continental club tournament.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Chess: Narayanan becomes sole leader on penultimate day
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Grandmaster Srinath Narayanan became the sole leader at the end of penultimate round in the 3rd Kolkata Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament at The Newtown School here on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Fearing poor exam result, Rajasthan student plans own abduction, recovered
Jaipur, May 21 (IANS) Fearing a poor exam result, a Class X student from Udaipur in Rajasthan choreographed his own "abduction" for ransom, but was outsmarted by police which recovered him and finally reunited with his family on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Human Interest/Society
Thomas and Uber Cup: Indian shuttlers taste success on Day 2
Bangkok, May 21 (IANS) Indian shuttlers enjoyed a successful outing at the Thomas and Uber Cup as both the men's and women's teams hammered their Australian counterparts here on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Moroccan terror suspect expelled from Italy
Rome, May 21 (AKI/IANS) Italian authorities have deported a 34-year-old suspected Moroccan extremist on national security grounds, police said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Italy,Terrorism
Two arrested for molesting minor
Patna, May 21 (IANS) Two persons in Bihar's Gaya district have been arrested for molesting a minor girl, after two videos of separate incidents of molestation went viral in the social media, police said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Gaddafi-linked terror cell members' held in Tripoli
Tripoli, May 21 (IANS/AKI) Libyan security forces on Monday said they had arrested seven alleged operatives of a terrorist cell said to have links to late dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime, the Libya Observer daily reported on its website.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Terrorism
India-Russia ties will continue to scale newer heights: Modi (Roundup)
Sochi (Russia), May 21 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that ties between India and Russia will continue to scale newer heights following an informal summit he held with Russian President Vladimir Putin here.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy
Santos Laguna ties Toluca 1-1, wins Mexican league title
Toluca (Mexico), May 21 (IANS) Santos Laguna played a 1-1 draw against Toluca, winning the Mexican soccer league's Clausura title by an aggregate score of 3-2.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
DLF's Q4 consolidated net profit at Rs 244 cr
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Real estate major DLF on Monday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 244 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2017-18.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Shah dubs Congress-JD-S alliance unholy, defends BJP government formation
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Monday dubbed the alliance of the Congress and Janata Dal-Secular in Karnataka as "unholy" and said that there was nothing wrong in his party forming the new state government since it was the single-largest one after the polls.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Yogi to campaign in Palghar Lok Sabha bypoll
Palghar (Maharashtra), May 21 (IANS) Not leaving any stone unturned, Maharashtra's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party will deploy Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to campaign for its candidate in the May 28 Palghar Lok Sabha by-elections, a party leader said here on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
10 arrested for betting on IPL matches
Ghaziabad, May 21 (IANS) Ten persons have been arrested here for betting on Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket games, police said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six injured in Jammu in Pakistani shelling, injured baby succumbs
Jammu, May 21 (IANS) Six people were injured on Monday in indiscriminate shelling by Pakistan Rangers across the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district, police said.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Morata, Fabregas, Alonso dropped from Spain's World Cup squad
Madrid, May 21 (IANS) Spain coach Julen Lopetegui on Monday dropped Chelsea's Alvaro Morata, Cesc Fabregas and Marcos Alonso from the 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Chinese censors erase online comments as US puts tariffs 'on hold'
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) Chinese censors have erased online debate over US-China trade negotiations as the two countries appeared to back away from a trade war.
2018-05-21
Category: International, China,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Maduro wins second term amid vote rigging claims
Caracas, May 21 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has been re-elected for a six-year term, shrugging off international condemnation and allegations of vote buying as well as electoral fraud.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
JNU begins admission in its maiden engineering school
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Monday begun admission for its newly-established engineering school, which has two courses with 50 seats each.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Agra water tragedy: 25 years on, solution a dream
Agra, May 21 (IANS) A quarter century after 25 people died from drinking contaminated water supplied by the civic body, the Taj city continues to face an acute shortage of safe drinking water for its urban population of two million.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Housemaid's murder: Jharkhand seeks report from Delhi Police
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Jharkhand's child rights body on Monday asked Delhi Police to submit, within a week, a detailed report on the gruesome murder case of a 16-year-old housemaid by her employer here.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi government plans free dialysis in private hospitals
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Delhi government is planning to provide free dialysis in private hospitals for patients whose annual income is below Rs 3 lakh and have been residing in the capital for the past three years, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said here on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Nipah kills three; Kerala, Centre take steps to tackle virus (Roundup)
Kozhikode/New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) After three lives lost to Nipah virus (NiV) and eight battling the disease in Kerala's Kozhikode district, both the state and the Central governments on Monday took comprehensive measures to contain the outbreak of the rare virus. Doctors say it is just another viral infection and there is nothing to panic.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Ensure logistics in hospitals to tackle vector-borne diseases: LG
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Monday directed the Health Department officials to ensure that all logistics, including mosquito nets, medicines and diagnostic kits, were made available in hospitals here to tackle vector-borne diseases.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Women sailors proved youngsters can achieve tough goals: Sitharaman
Panaji, May 21 (IANS) The completion of the arduous 'Navika Sagar Parikrama', a global circumnavigation expedition undertaken by six women sailors of the Indian Navy, has shown that youngsters can complete any difficult task if they put their minds to it, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Toxic mushrooms kill 11, poison over 800 in Iran
Tehran, May 21 (IANS) At least 11 people died and more than 800 others were poisoned after eating toxic wild mushrooms in western Iran, Health Ministry officials said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Rahul to attend Kumaraswamy swearing-in ceremony
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said he would attend the swearing-in ceremony of the Congress and JD-S coalition government in Karnataka on Wednesday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US will crush Iran through sanctions: Pompeo
Washington, May 21 (IANS) The US will aim to "crush" Iran with economic and military pressure by imposing the "strongest sanctions in history" unless it changes its behaviour in the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Two drunk youth drown in pool
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Two youth drowned while swimming in a drunken stupor in a yet to be completed pool here, police said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Astronomers spot our Solar System's first interstellar immigrant
London, May 21 (IANS) Astronomers have spotted an asteroid, the first known permanent immigrant to our Solar System, a discovery that may reveal important problems of planet formation, solar system evolution, and possibly the origin of life itself.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Punjab government patronising environmental massacre: Sukhbir
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) In the wake of death of a large number of fish in the Beas river, Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday accused the Punjab government of "patronising an environmental massacre by turning a blind eye to massive and manmade ecological disaster" caused by industries.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Russia, India oppose bid to politicize OPCW's work: Lavrov
Sochi (Russia), May 21 (IANS) Moscow and New Delhi will strongly oppose attempts to politicize the work of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday following talks between President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Any peace overture from Pakistan is taken seriously: India
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) India takes seriously any comment that calls for peace with it, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday, days after Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa favoured talks to resolve all disputes, including Kashmir, between the two countries.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Thomas and Uber Cup: India hammer Australia; Malaysia, Denmark win
Bangkok, May 21 (IANS) After going down to Canada in their opening match, the India women's badminton team came all guns blazing on Monday to thrash Australia 4-1 in the second group match of the Thomas and Uber Cup here on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Lawyers' body moves SC for recall of Judge Loya case judgment
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Bombay Lawyers Association on Monday moved the Supreme Court to seek a review and recall its judgment that held that Special CBI Court Judge B.H. Loya had met with natural death and that a PIL was misused for advancing political agenda and to scandalise the judiciary.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't preach to us about democracy, Shah tells Congress
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Monday hit out at Congress for "preaching lessons on democracy" after B.S. Yeddyurappa formed government in Karnataka on being invited first by Governor Vajubhai Vala, reminding it how it formed the government in Goa in 1980 despite failing to win a single seat in the assembly election.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Colgate-Palmolive Q4 net profit up 32%
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Colgate-Palmolive India (CPIL) on Monday reported rise of 32.4 per cent in its net profit for the quarter ended March on a year-on-year basis.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Narrow escape for passengers as plane overshoots Shirdi runway
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), May 21 (IANS) A disaster was averted when an Alliance Air plane with around 70 passengers overshot the runway while landing at the Shirdi airport here on Monday evening but the pilots managed to bring it to a halt, official sources said.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Six injured in Jammu as Pakistan continues shelling
Jammu, May 21 (IANS) Six people were injured on Monday in indiscriminate shelling by Pakistan Rangers across the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district, police said.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
No need to panic, Kerala ready to tackle Nipah virus: Minister
Kozhikode (Kerala), May 21 (IANS) After three confirmed deaths due to Nipah virus (NiV) and reports of eight other patients awaited, Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Monday said things are under control and there is no need to panic.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Nothing undemocratic in BJP staking claim in Karnataka: Shah
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said that being the single-largest party in Karnataka Assembly, it was his party's responsibility to stake claim to form the government and there was nothing "undemocratic or unethical" in it.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Aircraft can't empty toilet tank mid-air: DGCA
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) There is no way an aircraft can empty toilets mid-air and dump human waste, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) told the NGT on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Housemaid's murder: Amnesty asks government to act
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Rights group Amnesty International India on Monday asked the government to investigate and prosecute the accused in the gruesome murder case of the 16-year-old maid by her employer here, while calling for "progressive legislation" to protect rights of workers in the unorganised sector.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC seeks Centre, Kerala reply on plea against nativity criterion
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought the response from the Centre, Kerala and the MCI on a medical college plea seeking direction to provide for the option of filling up seats through central counselling. It also asked to quash a Kerala government decision fixing a nativity criterion for admission.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
India, China discuss security, law enforcement cooperation
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) India and China on Monday discussed security and law enforcement cooperation as Deputy National Security Adviser Rajinder Khanna met Chinese Public Minister Zhao Kheji here.
2018-05-21
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
PNB fraud: ED attaches Nirav Modi's properties worth Rs 171 cr
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday said that it has attached more properties of the absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi worth Rs 171 crore as part of its probe in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan general election proposed on July 25-27
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Election Commission on Monday recommended holding general election in the country between July 25 and 27.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Narrow shave for passengers as plane overshoots Shirdi runway
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), May 21 (IANS) A major disaster was averted when an Alliance Air plane, with around 70 passengers, overshot the runway while landing at the Shirdi Airport here on Monday evening but the pilots managed to bring it to a halt, official sources said.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Three held for burglaries in Connaught Place showrooms
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Three persons have been arrested on charges of committing burglaries in showrooms in Connaught place in the heart of Delhi, police said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BSES offers economical energy efficient ACs
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) In a move to promote energy efficiency, Delhi power distribution company (discom) BSES on Monday announced an air conditioner (AC) replacement scheme which will allow consumers to save up to Rs 7,500 annually depending on the type of AC.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Congress, JD-S to give stable Karnataka: Kumaraswamy
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Monday he was confident that the yet-to-be sworn in coalition government with the Congress in Karnataka will be stable.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP names 31 candidates in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, May 21 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday released a list of 31 candidates for Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh set to be held later this year.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Four held for ragpicker's killing in Gujarat
Rajkot/Gandhinagar, May 21 (IANS) Police on Monday arrested four persons for brutally beating to death a Dalit ragpicker near Rajkot city in Gujarat on suspicion of theft.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two Bengal VCs given honorary colonel rank
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das and his Kalyani University counterpart Shankar Kumar Ghosh were on Monday granted the rank of Honorary Colonel by the Central government for furtherance of NCC activities in their respective universities.
2018-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Education
Nearly 49% students fail in Haryana as state improves result
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) Nearly 49 per cent of students failed in the Class 10 exams of the Haryana Board of School Education (HBSE) as per the result which was declared on Monday, even as the state authorities claimed that the result had improved marginally.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education
Nothing has changed except years gone by: Sushmita reminisces Miss Universe win
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actress Sushmita Sen, who won the Miss Universe title for India in the Philippines on May 21, 1994, says nothing has changed since the time she won the title except for the years gone by.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tirop, Kamulu to challenge Gudeta at World 10K Bengaluru 2018
Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) A strong womens field with elite runners from across the globe has been assembled to challenge Ethiopias IAAF World Half Marathon Valencia 2018 winner Netsanet Gudeta at the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2018 next Sunday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Athletics
Pawan Singh appointed RTS Jury Chairman at Shooting World Cup
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Indian shooting fraternity got a shot in the arm as former shooter and national coach Pawan Singh has been appointed at the helm of the Result Timing Score (RTS) Jury by the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) for the World Cup in Munich.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Heat wave conditions engulf Haryana, Punjab
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) Most parts of Haryana and Punjab reeled under heatwave conditions on Monday with temperatures soaring past the 41 degrees Celsius mark at most places.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Odisha CM gives 3D mantra to ministers
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday advised his ministers to work for the people with '3D'- determination, devotion and dedication - as his BJD government completed the fourth year of its fourth consecutive term in power.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Coimbatore's Bala wins Formula Junior Racing Series 2018 Championship
Coimbatore, May 21 (IANS) Local racer Bala Prasath set a scorching pace over the weekend to claim the Formula Junior Racing Series 2018 championship here.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Karnataka politics, oil prices depress equity market (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) The formation of a non-BJP government in Karnataka, along with weakness in global indices and rising crude oil prices, pulled the key Indian equity indices to close in the negative territory for the fifth consecutive session on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
First human-to-human heart transplant in eastern India
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) In what is claimed to be the first human-to-human heart transplant in eastern India, surgeons in a private hospital here on Monday transplanted the heart of a 21-year-old man who died in Bengaluru a day back on a 39-year-old patient from Jharkhand.
2018-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
New smartphone-based tool may aid patients detect urine blockage
New York, May 21 (IANS) Surgeons are developing a new smartphone-based tool that can detect urethral or urine blockage, potentially making it easier for patients to test themselves for the condition from the comfort of their own homes.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Himachal CM prefers public transport for commuting
Shimla, May 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and his cabinet colleagues on Monday opted for public transport vehicles for commuting to attend functions here related to President Ram Nath Kovind's events.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Samsung Galaxy A, J series devices with 'Infinity Display' now in India
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Aiming to disrupt India's mid-segment smartphone market, Samsung India on Monday launched four new smartphones in its Galaxy "A" and "J" series with "Infinity Display" -- a bezel-less screen for an immersive viewing experience.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Mercury soars to 48 degrees in Maharashtra; rush at hill, sea resorts
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) With the mercury rising above 40 degrees Celsius in many parts of Maharashtra and even 48 degrees at one place on Monday, people took for the cooler climes of hill stations or sea resorts to escape the heat.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kingfisher Airlines among 18 firms to be delisted from NSE
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Defunct Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) along with 17 other firms will be delisted from the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) from May 30.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Facebook enlists Qualcomm for its gigabit Wi-Fi project
San Francisco, May 21 (IANS) Facebook on Monday was reported to have enlisted US-based chipmaker Qualcomm to provide the technology for its gigabit Wi-Fi project that the social media giant announced during its annual developer conference in 2016.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Informal summit takes India-Russia ties to new level: Modi
Sochi (Russia), May 21 (IANS) Stating that Russia has always been a true and fast friend of India, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that his informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin will take bilateral ties to a new level.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Men need to understand need of menstrual hygiene: Akshay Kumar
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar says men should understand the need of menstrual hygiene for the women in their lives.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ozone exposure at birth may up asthma risk
Toronto, May 21 (IANS) Exposure to ozone (O3) -- a common air pollutant -- at birth may increase the risk of developing asthma by age three, a new study suggests.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Trailblazers to face Supernovas in Women's T20 Challenge (Preview)
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) The Women's T20 Challenge, a one-of-its-kind exhibition match, is all set to take place ahead of the Indian Premier League's (IPL) first qualifier between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Intercontinental Cup important for Asian Cup preparation: Lalruatthara
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Indian football team defender Lalruatthara on Monday said the Intercontinental Cup is a good preparation for the for the upcoming AFC Asian Cup mext year.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Thomas and Uber Cup: India hammer Australia 4-1
Bangkok, May 21 (IANS) After going down to Canada in their opening match, the India women's badminton team came all guns blazing on Monday to thrash Australia 4-1 in the second group match of the Thomas and Uber Cup here on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Former J&K Minister's brother booked for abusing CM
Jammu, May 21 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday lodged an FIR against Choudhary Rajinder Singh, brother of former Minister and BJP leader Choudhary Lal Singh, for using abusive language against Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
President Kovind says no to honorary doctorate from Nauni varsity
Solan, May 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday refused to accept an honorary doctorate that was to be conferred on him by the horticulture and forestry university at its annual convocation in Nauni near here.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
'Less threat of Nipah virus in other parts of country'
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Nipah virus (NiV), that has claimed three lives in Kerala's Kozhikode district, poses no threat in other parts of the country and there is no need to panic as it is just another viral infection, said a senior doctor here on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
European Parliament to stream meeting with Zuckerberg
Brussels, May 21 (IANS) A meeting between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and members of the European Parliament (EP) over the social network's use of personal data will be webstreamed, the Parliament's President said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology
Moon heads to US to discuss Trump-Kim summit
Seoul, May 21 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in headed to Washington on Monday on an apparent mission to help broker a nuclear deal between the US and North Korea ahead of their first-ever summit in June.
2018-05-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
5 TAPI workers killed, 1 abducted in Afghan attack
Kabul, May 21 (IANS) A group of militants killed five workers of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) oil pipeline and kidnapped another in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Fuel prices sky rocket: Chambers tell government to cut excise duties (Roundup)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) With transport fuel prices in Delhi and Mumbai touching an all-time high, industry chambers, Ficci and Assocham, on Monday called for the government to urgently reduce fuel excise duties. It also urged the government to bring automobile fuels under the purview of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Lexus India launches SUV LX 570
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Luxury automobile manufacturer Lexus India on Monday launched its flagship SUV "LX 570" priced at Rs 2.32 crore (ex-showroom).
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Putin hails strategic partnership with India
Sochi (Russia), May 21 (IANS) Russia and India maintain a high strategic level of partnership with close cooperation between the two countries Defence Ministries, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday at a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Hyundai Motor India launches 2018 edition of SUV Creta
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Hyundai Motor India on Monday launched the 2018 edition of its SUV Creta.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Robbers looted Rs 5 lakh in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, May 21 (IANS) Three armed men on a two-wheeler on Monday looted Rs 5 lakh from a collection agent here in Kaushambi bordering Delhi, police said.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Toral Rasputra's motherly act
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actress Toral Rasputra says people on the set of "Mere Sai" call her 'maa' (mother) due to her role of Baija in the show.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Full Magenta Line to start operations on May 29
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Delhi Metro's Magenta Line will become fully operational on May 29 when the stretch from Kalkaji Mandir to Janakpuri West starts, cutting short travel time from Noida in Uttar Pradesh to west Delhi, it was announced on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Perfect fruit salad to start summers on healthy note
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A perfect fruit salad can make your day and what if it also has all the healthy ingredients? This summer make the best use of your indoor stay by making some nutritious options of fruit appetisers at home.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Live music fests play important role in helping homegrown talent'
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Indian DJ Rishab Joshi of Lost Stories says live music festivals play an important role in helping homegrown talent.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
JDP rail blockade disrupts train services on Eastern, SE Railways
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) At least 15 local trains were cancelled while several superfast and passenger trains had to be diverted in several routes of Eastern and South-Eastern Railways on Monday due to the Jharkhand Disom Party's (JDP) 12-hour strike for the tribal community's constitutional rights.
2018-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Internet Saathi reaches 15mn women, to expand to 4 new states
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) After bridging the digital gender divide and empowering 15 million women in rural India, Google's "Internet Saathi" programme is set to expand to four new states.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
HP leads Indian large format printer market in Q1 2018
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) HP Inc. has emerged as the leader in the Indian large format printer (LFP) market with 37.7 per cent share as the segment posted strong growth in the first quarter of 2018, market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Foundation stone of LPG bottling plant laid in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday laid the foundation stone of a LPG bottling plant of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in Odisha's Balangir district.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Pune women's 'car tribute' to Sridevi floors Boney, Janhvi
Pune/Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) A group of three die-hard fans of the late actress Sridevi managed to floor her husband Boney Kapoor and actress-daughter Janhvi at their home here in Andheri and returned with sweet memories of a lifetime.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Mourinho and I don't have to be best friends: Pogba
Manchester, May 21 (IANS) France midfielder Paul Pogba on Monday said it is not necessary for his club Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to be friends with him.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
'Microsoft Cloud more nature-friendly than traditional datacentres'
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Microsoft Cloud services are up to 93 per cent more energy efficient and up to 98 per cent more carbon efficient than traditional enterprise datacentres, a new study released on Monday said.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
19 cancer hospitals, two dental colleges to come up in Assam
Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) As many as 19 cancer hospitals will be set up in Assam within two years, including one in Guwahati, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Griezmann will be welcomed at Barcelona: Messi
Barcelona, May 21 (IANS) FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi has welcomed the idea of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann joining him at the Camp Nou.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Prachi Tehlan to star opposite Mammootty
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actress Prachi Tehlan, who made her acting debut with TV show "Diya Aur Baati Hum", is gearing up to star opposite Malayalam superstar Mammootty in Sajeev Pillai directorial "Mamankam".
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Akamai, Salesforce to provide safe online business corridor
Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) Leader in content delivery network services Akamai Technologies on Monday announced its new "Akamai Connector" for US-based cloud computing company Salesforce's "Salesforce Commerce Cloud" to provide a protected and safe corridor for online business at a global level.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Maldives bars convicts from contesting presidential primaries
Male, May 21 (IANS) The Maldives Elections Commission has announced that anyone convicted of a criminal offence cannot legally contest in a political party's presidential primary, warning that such elections will be annulled.
2018-05-21
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
5 killed as heavy rains lash Sri Lanka
Colombo, May 21 (IANS) At least five people have been killed and seven are missing as heavy rains and strong winds caused havoc in Sri Lanka, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
'Mulk' to release on July 27
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actors Rishi Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu-starrer "Mulk" will release on July 27.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ranbir Kapoor to host prelude to IPL finale
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor will host a two-hour prelude to the Indian Premier League (IPL) finale. Others joining the celebrations will include Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
UK to pledge millions to AI research for early cancer diagnosis: Report
London, May 21 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday is likely to announce plans to invest millions of pounds to fund an artificial intelligence (AI) research to improve early diagnosis of cancer and chronic disease, the media reported.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Restaurant meals behind food-borne illnesses in kids: Survey
New York, May 21 (IANS) One among every 10 parents blame "contaminated" meals from restaurants as the leading cause behind food-borne illnesses in their children, a survey has revealed.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Karnataka politics, oil prices depress equity market
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Formation of a non-BJP government in Karnataka, along with weakness in global indices and rising crude oil prices, pulled the key Indian equity indices to close in the negative territory for the fifth consecutive session on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Goal of education must not be limited to getting job: Kovind
Solan, May 21 (IANS) The goal of education should not be limited to simply getting a job. Students can start their own enterprises by using their skills and learning, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
TT: Sathiyan-Sanil settle for silver in Thailand Open
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Top-ranked Indian doubles pair of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Sanil Shetty settled for a silver after going down against Tobias Hippler and Kilian Ort of Germany (1-3) in the finals of 2018 Challenge Thailand Open.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Oil price surge will push India's CAD up to 2.5% of GDP: SBI
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Even though oil is now considered less of an independent driver of business cycles than before, the State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday said the recent surge in crude oil prices is likely to impact the country's imports and stretch the ongoing fiscal's current account deficit (CAD) to 2.5 per cent of GDP.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Mulk' actor compares sports to meditation
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actor Ashrut Jain, who will feature in the forthcoming film "Mulk", says playing sports regularly is like meditating for him.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Nadda rushes Central team to check Nipah virus in Kerala
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Central government on Monday assured all support to the Kerala government and sent a Central team to check the outbreak of the Nipah virus (NiV) that has taken three lives while eight patients are under intensive care.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
All hope is not lost: 'Comrade in arms' former RAW and ISI chiefs team up in new book
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Theirs has been the most vicious of all relations -- one was a former chief of India's RAW and the other of Pakistan's ISI -- but their coming together in a first-of-its kind groundbreaking book of dialogues highlights that "all hope is not lost" as far as sub-continental relations are concerned.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Intermittent fasting may up diabetes risk: Study
Sao Paulo, May 21 (IANS) If you are doing intermittent fasting to reduce your weight, you may be at higher risk of diabetes, a new study suggests.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Brazil,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Unlike Modi, Rajiv Gandhi very tall leader: Antony
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) Rajiv Gandhi was a very tall leader unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Congress agenda is to see that Modi is ousted from power since he has butchered the sanctity of democracy, senior Congress leader A.K. Antony said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Should TVs telecast Azan five times a day? No, says daily
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Should Pakistani judiciary order news channels to telecast Azan, the Islamic call to prayer, five times a day? No, says a leading Pakistani newspaper arguing that it will only cause more harm than good.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
100-ball cricket done to fit TV schedules: Swann
London, May 21 (IANS) Not agreeing with England Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves that the proposed 100-ball format is being mulled as cricket doesn't appeal to a younger audience, former England spinner Graeme Swann said on Monday that it is just a way to fit the TV schedules.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Jaya Jaitly upset with Priyanka's 'British aristocrat' dress at royal wedding
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Former Samata Party president and textile revivalist Jaya Jaitly was disappointed to see that Indian actor Priyanka Chopra opted to dress up like a "British aristocrat" at the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. She says she could have opted for a "beautiful" sari as independent India has so much to show to the world.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Israel arrests 5 Palestinians for 'terror activities'
Jerusalem, May 21 (IANS) Israeli security forces have arrested five Palestinians in the West Bank on suspicion of involvement in terror activities and violent disturbances.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Holderman's 'Book Club' began with an inappropriate gift
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Director Bill Holderman's "Book Club" started with an inappropriate Mothers Day gift, says the film's co-writer Erin Simms.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russia accuses US of violating n-disarmament treaty
Moscow, May 21 (IANS) The US continues testing its missile defence systems and producing missiles which are prohibited by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force (INF) Treaty aimed at limiting strategic weapons, a Russian military official said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Karan, Anusha share rules to ace a relationship
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Popular VJ-actress Anusha Dandekar and actor Karan Kundra, who are dating since three years, say a healthy relationship is one where a partner helps the other grow.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
11 Maoists arrested in Chhattisgarh
Bijapur (Chhattisgarh), May 21 (IANS) In a major operation, Chhattisgarh Police on Monday arrested 11 Maoists, including two women, in Bijapur district.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FIFPro seeks Guerrero World Cup reprieve
Rio de Janeiro, May 21 (IANS) World football players union FIFPro has asked FIFA to allow Peru captain Paolo Guerrero to play in the World Cup despite a doping ban.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Kenyans sweep medals at Kigali International Peace Marathon
Kigali, May 21 (IANS) Kenyans took the most medals in the 14th edition of the Kigali International Peace Marathon held in the Rwandan capital.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Rwanda,Sports,Athletics
China calls mining report near Arunachal border 'groundless'
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) China on Monday dismissed as "groundless" a report that it was mining gold on its side of the disputed border in Arunachal Pradesh.
2018-05-21
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
First human-to-human heart transplant in eastern India
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) In what is claimed to be the first human-to-human heart transplant in eastern India, surgeons in a Kolkata private hospital on Monday transplanted the heart of a 21-year-old man who died in Bengaluru a day back on a 39-year-old patient from Jharkhand.
2018-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Campaigning hots up for Jharkhand Assembly bypolls
Ranchi, May 21 (IANS) Campaigning gained momentum on Monday for the two Jharkhand Assembly seats -- Gomia and Silli -- where bypolls are scheduled on May 28.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Doing remake of an iconic song is nerve racking: Nora Fatehi
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actress Nora Fatehi, who will be seen in the recreated version of Sushmita Sen's song "Dilbar" in "Satyameva Jayate", says working on a remake of an iconic number is "nerve racking".
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Korean Air chief's wife to be probed over assault allegations
Seoul, May 21 (IANS) The wife of the chairman of Korean Air will be questioned next week over allegations that she physically and verbally abused several employees of the company, investigating officials said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jaya Jaitly upset with Priyanka's 'British aristocrat' dress at royal wedding
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Former Samata Party president and textile revivalist Jaya Jaitly was disappointed to see that Indian actor Priyanka Chopra opted to dress up like a "British aristocrat" at the royal wedding of Duke and Duchess of Sussex. She says she could have opted for a "beautiful" sari as independent India has so much to show to the world.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Politics,Lifestyle/Fashion
ISL: Delhi Dynamos appoint Mridul Banerjee as assistant coach
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Delhi Dynamos on Monday appointed Mridul Banerjee as the new assistant coach of the club.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Hollywood has problem with female directors: Jodie Foster
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Actress Jodie Foster feels Hollywood has a problem with female directors and, like Europe, it should open up.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Preity apologises for Kings XI Punjab's loss in IPL
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta has apologised on behalf of her team Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) for "not being up to the mark" and losing to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Petrol prices highest ever in Delhi, Mumbai
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Spiralling petrol prices touched fresh record levels in Delhi and Mumbai on Monday, at Rs 76.57 and Rs 84.40 per litre respectively.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Moody's cuts Punjab National Bank's deposit ratings, outlook stable
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the local and foreign currency deposit rating of multi-crore fraud hit Punjab National Bank (PNB) to Ba1/NP from Baa3/P-3, a statement said here on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IPL play-offs: Chennai, Hyderabad look to seal final berth (Preview)
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) As the 11th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) nears its climax, all eyes will be on the top two sides -- Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) -- locking horns in the first qualifier on Tuesday at the Wankhede Stadium here for a place in the May 27 final.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Microsoft acquires developer to make spoken AI more human-like
San Francisco, May 21 (IANS) While Google has been working on life-like version of its spoken Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, Microsoft has jumped on the bandwagon by acquiring US-based AI developer "Semantic Machines" to develop the technology closer to how humans speak.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Mango smoothie, kokum pancake: Summer dessert recipes
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Want to whip up a summer dessert for your friends and family? Try out delicious recipes of a mango and coconut smoothie or a kokum pancake and more.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Good heart health may prevent frailty in old age
London, May 21 (IANS) Want to prevent frailty when you grow old? If so, then start maintaining good heart health. A new study indicates that low heart disease risks among older people may help them to prevent frailty.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
US temporarily suspends tariffs on Chinese products
Washington, May 21 (IANS) The US has put on hold its plan to impose sweeping tariffs on Chinese products as it presses forward with negotiations to reduce its trade deficit with Beijing, a top priority of President Donald Trump.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Early access to OnePlus 6 via pop-up sale
Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) In an attempt to let OnePlus enthusiasts and prospective buyers have the opportunity to be among the first ones to experience and purchase its newly-launched OnePlus 6, the smartphone maker has launched a pop-up sale in eight cities across the country.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Full Magenta Line to open for public from May 29
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The portion of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line which will connect Kalkaji Mandir to Janakpuri West will be open for public from May 29, it was announced on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
TV doesn't give an actor enough space to perform: Anshuman Jha
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Anshuman Jha, whose latest movie release is "Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain", has tried his hand at a web show with "Babbar Ka Tabbar" for the first time. The actor, who has done his fair share of theatre too, says television is one medium that he thinks doesn't give enough space to perform.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China's 'FAST' telescope to get new receiver: Report
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) China's five hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) -- the world's largest single-dish radio telescope -- will have a new receiver installed to boost its efficiency in surveying the sky, the media reported.
2018-05-21
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
FTC urged to 'make Facebook safe for democracy'
San Francisco, May 21 (IANS) A team of progressive advocacy groups has asked the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to "make Facebook safe for democracy" by breaking the social media giant's monopoly in the market.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Amitabh Bachchan urges people to stop piracy
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has urged people to stop piracy and illegal streaming of films.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Naxalism is losing ground: Rajnath Singh
Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh), May 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that Naxalism is shrinking and losing ground although it still poses a challenge.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Cut excise duty, bring automobile fuels under GST, chambers urge government
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) With transport fuel prices in Delhi touching an all-time high, industry chambers, Ficci and Assocham, on Monday called for the government to urgently reduce fuel excise duties. It also urged the government to bring automobile fuels under the purview of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
All arrangements in place to tackle Nipah virus: Kerala Minister
Kozhikode (Kerala) May 21 (IANS) After three confirmed deaths due to the Nipah virus (NiV), and reports on eight other patients awaited, Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Monday said things are under control and there is no need to panic.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
'Deadpool 2' mints over Rs 30 cr in opening weekend in India
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Ryan Reynolds-starrer "Deadpool 2" has registered a business of Rs 33.4 crore net in its opening weekend in India.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fluminense rise to 5th in Brazilian Serie A
Rio de Janeiro, May 21 (IANS) Four-time Brazilian Serie A champions Fluminense rose to fifth in the standings after a 2-0 victory over Atletico Paranaense.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Equity indices in red; consumer durables, auto stocks slump
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded in the red zone on Monday afternoon due to weak global factors, including rising crude oil prices.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bank officer shot dead in Bihar
Patna, May 21 (IANS) A bank officer was shot dead on Monday by unidentified criminals in Bihar's Jahanabad district, police said.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
South Korea team presented to thousands of fans in Seoul
Seoul, May 21 (IANS) South Korea's national football team will do their country proud at this summer's World Cup in Russia, the head coach told thousands of supporters in Seoul on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Football
Modi arrives in Russia
Sochi (Russia), May 21 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Monday on a nine-hour visit during which he will hold an informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
India test fires BrahMos cruise missile
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) India on Monday successfully conducted the first test of the BrahMos cruise missile aimed at increasing its life from 10 to 15 years.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security
A.P. Express coaches catch fire, none injured
Bhopal, May 21 (IANS) At least two coaches of the A.P. Express caught fire near Birlanagar in Madhya Pradesh on Monday, officials said. No one was injured.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Valencia ends La Liga season with win over Deportivo
Valencia (Spain), May 21 (IANS) Valencia earned a 2-1 home victory over relegated Deportivo La Coruna in the final round of the La Liga football season.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Mueller to finish Trump obstruction probe by September'
Washington, May 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trumps lawyer Rudy Giuliani has said that special counsel Robert Mueller hopes to finish by September 1 the investigation into whether Trump obstructed the Russia inquiry. He added that waiting any longer would risk improperly influencing voters in Novembers midterm elections.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Exercise 4-5 times daily to delay ageing
New York, May 21 (IANS) Want to stay young for long? If so, start exercising four to five times a day as it may help keep your heart stay healthy and slow down ageing, according to researchers.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Actor in me would've died if TV hadn't come along: Neena Gupta
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Neena Gupta, who was a part of the avant-garde movement -- also known as the parallel movement -- in Indian cinema, says she has never been in a better place as an actor. She feels television gave her a new lease of life.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Raonic pulls out of French Open
Madrid, May 21 (IANS) Canadian tennis player Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the French Open, the second Grand Slam event of the season, in a statement on Twitter.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Rajniesh, Krushna bond over filmmaking, food
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actors Rajniesh Duggall and Krushna Abhishek, who are working in two films together, are bonding over filmmaking and food.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kejriwal to attend Kumaraswamy's oath taking ceremony
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal will attend the oath taking ceremony of Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader and Karnataka Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Espanyol beat Bilbao 1-0 in their final La Liga game
Bilbao (Spain), May 21 (IANS) Espanyol rode on a lone goal from David Lopez to beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0 in their final La Liga game of the football season.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Torres bids farewell to Atletico with 2-2 draw vs Eibar
Madrid, May 21 (IANS) Spanish forward Fernando Torres scored a brace in his last game with Atletico Madrid in the team's 2-2 draw against Eibar in their final La Liga game of the football season.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Iniesta ends Barca career with 1-0 win over Real Sociedad
Barcelona, May 21 (IANS) Andres Iniesta ended his career in Spanish First Division football -- and with FC Barcelona -- with a 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad at Camp Nou here.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Beat the heat with right thirst quenchers
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) With summer comes the struggle to find the right thirst quencher as opting for aerated drinks can add unnecessary body weight. Try lassi, coconut water and sugarcane juice, suggest experts.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vindu Dara Singh produces play on education system
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actor Vindu Dara Singh has produced a Hindi comedy play titled "Golmaal - The Play". It will be staged here on Saturday.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Ficci for urgent excise duty cuts on fuel
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) With transport fuel prices in Delhi crossing previous highs, industry chamber Ficci on Monday called for the government to urgently reduce fuel excise duties.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Priyanka Chopra visits Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) Actress and global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights Priyanka Chopra is visiting the Rohingya refugee camps on a field visit.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Ed Sheeran's song 'not for anti-abortion campaign'
London, May 21 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran says he has not given permission for his song "Small bump" to be used by anti-abortion campaigners in Ireland.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Billboard Music Awards: Janet Jackson first black woman to get Icon Award
Las Vegas, May 21 (IANS) Six-time Grammy Award winner Janet Jackson graced the Billboard Music Awards stage to receive the prestigious Icon Award -- becoming the first black woman to get it -- on Sunday. Not only was the moment her first television performance in nine years, but it was also the first time she performed as a mother.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Play with colours, greenery on walls for cool environs
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) You may not be able to escape the sweltering heat when you are outside, but you can make your home a cool haven by playing around with colours and adding greenery to your walls, suggest experts.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Orbital ATK to launch cargo ship to ISS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) An Orbital ATK Antares rocket is set to launch Cygnus supply ship on Monday to deliver tons of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said in a statement.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Galaxy Note 9 to have Bixby 2.0: Samsung
San Francisco, May 21 (IANS) South Korean electronics giant Samsung has confirmed that its flagship Galaxy Note 9 would have a new version of company's Airtificial Intelligence (AI)-powered assistant "Bixby 2.0".
2018-05-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Clarkson reunites with Cowell at Billboard Music Awards
Las Vegas, May 21 (IANS) Singer Kelly Clarkson and music mogul Simon Cowell enjoyed an impromptu "American Idol" reunion at the Billboard Music Awards here.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
9 Haqqani militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, May 21 (IANS) At least nine militants of the Haqqani militant group were killed following air strikes in Afghanistan's Paktika, officials said on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ranbir Kapoor to host prelude to IPL finale
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor will host a two-hour prelude to the Indian Premier League (IPL) finale. Others joining the celebrations will include Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandes, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Nora excited about 'Dilbar' remake with John for 'Satyameva Jayate' (Lead, superseding earlier story)
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actress Nora Fatehi will be seen sharing the screen space with actor John Abraham in the film "Satyameva Jayate" for a song.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Japanese plane evacuated after smoke fills cabin
Tokyo, May 21 (IANS) Passengers on board the All Nippon Airways' (ANA) Boeing 767 aircraft were evacuated at a Japanese airport prior to its departure on Monday after the plane's cabin was filled with smoke.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samsung to invite partners to discuss 5G commercialization
Seoul, May 21 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. said on Monday it is hosting a gathering of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) throughout this week to enable business representatives to exchange views on the commercialization of the fifth-generation (5G) network.
2018-05-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Indian firms grappling to comply with upcoming EU data privacy law (Tech Trend)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) As the European Union (EU) gets ready to implement the much-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to harmonise data privacy laws for its citizens from May 25, most of the Indian organisations are still grappling to comply with the stringent regulation.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Samsung opens foundry R&D division under device solution arm
Seoul, May 21 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co recently opened a research and development (R&D) centre for its foundry business, industry sources said on Monday, reflecting its drive to advance deeper into the segment.
2018-05-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Plastic pollution needs to be curbed: UN Environment head (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats and countries need better waste management to cope with the sheer quantity of plastic rubbish that is fouling the waters and environment, says United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Father taught me to love and respect all: Rahul
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday remembered his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 27th death anniversary saying it was he who taught him to love and respect all beings.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Billboard Music Awards: Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift win top honours
Las Vegas, May 21 (IANS) The 2018 Billboard Music Awards celebrated some of music's biggest names on Sunday night, with Ed Sheeran winning not only the Top Artist but Top Male Artist Award, and Taylor Swift lifting the Top Female Artist trophy.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Actress Patricia Morison dead
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Actress Patricia Morison, who starred in the original 1948 Broadway production of "Kiss Me, Kate" and "The King and I" is dead. She was 103.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Satyameva Jayate' shoot wraps up
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) The shooting for John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee starrer "Satyameva Jayate" has concluded.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nothing official yet: Sania Mirza on biopic
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Tennis ace Sania Mirza says nothing has been finalised yet about a biopic on her life.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Sports
Nora Fatehi excited about 'Dilbar' remake with John
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actress Nora Fatehi will be seen sharing the screen space with actor John Abraham in the film "Batla House" for a song.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Toll in UP hooch tragedy rises to 13
Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) The death toll in last weeks hooch tragedy in Kanpur rural rose to 13 on Monday, as eight more persons died after consuming spurious liquor, police said.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Priyanka thanks Dior for making her 'sparkle'
London, May 21 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra thanked luxury designer label Dior for her sparkling gown, which she wore at actress Meghan Markle and Britain's Prince Harry's royal wedding reception.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sunny morning in Delhi
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 25 degrees Celsius. The Met forecasts strong winds later in the day.
2018-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money: British MPs
London, May 21 (IANS) The UK has been accused of turning a "blind eye" to Russia's "dirty money", putting national security at risk. A British parliamentarian body said London is being used to hide Russian President Vladimir Putin's illegal assets, media reports said.
2018-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Maduro re-elected as Venezuelan President
Caracas, May 21 (IANS) Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has won the election, claiming a second six-year term, in a vote marred by an opposition boycott and alleged foul play, media reported on Monday.
2018-05-21
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics

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