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Remains of Italy's last king not to be interred in Rome
Rome, Dec 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy's pro-fascist King Victor Emmanuel III, who died in exile in Egypt after abdicating in 1946, will not be buried at Rome's ancient Pantheon monument, upper house of parliament's Speaker Pietro Grasso said on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Italy,Politics
In three Gujarat seats, Congress loses by less than 1,000 votes
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) With the BJP on Monday managing to hold on to power in Gujarat - though with a reduced tally of 99 seats, the Congress, which along with its allies won 80, lost by a margin of less than 1,000 votes in at least three seats.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Assad, Russian officials discuss reconstruction
Damascus, Dec 18 (IANS/AKI) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad held talks here on Monday with Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Russian officials which focused on rebuilding war-ravaged Syria and fighting terrorism, reports said.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
'Bright' an interesting exploration of how we treat each other: Will Smith
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Hollywood actor Will Smith on Monday admitted that he got attracted towards his forthcoming Netflix film "Bright" as it raises questions on racism and class division present in the society.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NOTA gets 2.5 times more votes than AAP in Gujarat
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) NOTA (None of the Above) option got 2.5 times more votes than the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the 29 seats that the party contested in Gujarat, according to an election result analysis by IANS.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Seek to strengthen ties with China, says Italy
Beijing, Dec 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy on Monday said it is eager to build stronger bilateral relations with China and boost "our strategic and comprehensive partnership" as Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano began a two-day visit to Beijing.
2017-12-18
Category: International, China,Diplomacy
BJP wins close to two-thirds majority in Himachal, Dhumal defeated
Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) The BJP wrested power in Himachal Pradesh from the Congress, winning close to two-thirds majority with 44 seats in its kitty in the 68-member assembly. But, BJP Chief Ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal and state party chief Satpal Satti faced a humiliating defeat.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Mahindra Powerol expects 20% revenue growth from diesel genset business
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Mahindra Powerol, a business unit of the $19 billion Mahindra Group, on Monday announced its entry into the higher KVA diesel generators segment, and said it was targeting a 20 per cent revenue growth from its diesel genset business in 2018-19.
2017-12-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
EC didn't have courage to issue notice to Modi, BJP: Congress
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Congress on Monday accused the Election Commission of withdrawing its notice to party President Rahul Gandhi a day before the poll results in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh as they did not have the courage to issue notice to BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How was Modi allowed to fly in sea-plane without SPG: Congress
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Congress on Monday demanded a probe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for flying on a sea-plane during election campaign in Gujarat without Special Protection Group (SPG) security.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's April-October trade deficit with China at $36.73 bn
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) India's trade deficit with China stood at $36.73 billion for the period of April-October period, parliament was informed on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Airlines revise ticket cancellation fee structure
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Domestic airline industry has revised its ticket cancellation fee structure as against an earlier fixed levy amount of Rs 3,000, a leading travel solutions provider said on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
HC seeks report of AIIMS doctors on minor's plea to terminate pregnancy
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to produce before it the medical opinion given by the doctors on plea of a minor rape victim, seeking to medically terminate her pregnancy.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
HC seeks response on non-functioning of senior citizens maintenance panel
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to the Central and Delhi governments on a plea, seeking direction to ensure functioning of the senior citizens maintenance tribunal here.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Student-run start-ups win TiE competition
Hyderabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Two student-run start-ups have won the inaugural edition of TiE GRAD business plan competition, a statement said on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Post note ban, Rs 7,961-cr undisclosed income unearthed
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Since demonestisation in November last year, the Income-Tax Department unearthed undisclosed income of Rs 7,961 crore till March this year, Parliament was informed on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: Minerva beat Arrows to bolster lead
Ludhiana, Dec 18 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC defeated Indian Arrows 1-0 to increase their lead at the top of the I-League points table here on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
Zeliang to be DAN Chief Ministerial candidate in 2018 Nagaland poll
Kohima, Dec 18 (IANS) Nagaland's ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) on Monday projected Chief Minister T.R.Zeliang as its Chief Ministerial candidate in next year's assembly polls.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Tribal strongman Vasava retains seat
Ahmedabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Tribal Party chief Chhotubhai Vasava retained his Jhagadia seat by 48,948 votes over his nearest BJP rival Ravjibhai Vasava, getting 1,13,854 votes.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Couldn't ensure Mallya's presence in FERA case: ED to court
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday told a court here that it could not ensure fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya's presence before it to face trial for allegedly evading summons in a FERA violation case.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Final Gujarat, Himachal tally
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday retained Gujarat for the sixth consecutive time, but with a final tally of 99, it fell way short of its much touted "Mission 150" set by party chief Amit Shah.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Discontent in Gujarat could have been channelised better: CPI-M
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The discontent among the people against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) governments in Gujarat and the Centre could have been channelised "more effectively" if there had been a "credible opposition with an alternative programme", the CPI-M said on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Winner limped across finish line in Gujarat: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday took a swipe at the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Gujarat results, saying the "winner limped across the finish line with a young sprinter close on his heels".
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UP woos Karnataka investors in IT, biotech with sops
Bengaluru, Dec 18 (IANS) The BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government on Monday beckoned investors and entrepreneurs in Karnataka with incentives to develop IT parks and set up biotech start-ups in the northern state.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Crystal Palace's Puncheon charged of carrying weapons
London, Dec 18 (IANS) A footballer of English Premier League (EPL) club Crystal Palace has been charged with carrying a weapon after a fight near a Surrey nightclub.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Ronaldo one of best in history, deserves respect: Ramos
Madrid, Dec 18 (IANS) Amid fresh doubts over Cristiano Ronaldo's future at Real Madrid, the Spanish football club's captain Sergio Ramos rated the Portuguese five-time Ballon d'Or winner as a "legend" who deserves respect.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Karnataka only state to provide land for NSD centres
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Ministry of Culture which had requested five states to provide land for opening of regional centres of National School of Drama (NSD) has till date received response from only one state, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Odisha seeks early release of postage stamp on Paika Rebellion
Bhubaneswar, Dec 18 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday urged the Centre for early release of a commemorative postage stamp on the Paika Rebellion.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Health services remain paralysed for third day in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Dec 18 (IANS) Medical and health services remained crippled in the state for the third successive day on Monday, as due to the doctors' strike since Saturday, there was no one to attend on the patients standing in serpentine queues in the hospitals.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Country is ready for change in 2019 LS polls: Jignesh
Ahmedabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani, who won the assembly polls from Vadgam in Gujarat, said on Monday that the country is ready for change in the 2019 Lok Sahba elections as the BJP could get only 99 seats despite its repeated claims of winning 150.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Delhi considers anti-smog gun to fight pollution
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Delhi government on Monday conducted a trial run of an 'Anti-Smog Gun' which sprays atomised water into the atmosphere to control air pollution.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Results show India ready for reforms: Modi
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said by voting his party back to power in Gujarat and the victory in Himachal Pradesh, shows the people have chosen "the path of development".
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jaitley, Sitharaman to oversee party leaders' election in Gujarat, Himachal
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will visit Gujarat to oversee the election of a new legislature party leader, while Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will go to Himachal Pradesh for the same purpose, the BJP said on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP loses all seats in Gujarat, asks why VVPAT slips not counted
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which lost all 29 seats it contested in the Gujarat Assembly elections questioned why VVPAT slips were not being counted and said that the BJP will be "exposed soon".
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
It's victory of development over casteism, dynasty and appeasement politics: Amit Shah
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The BJP's win in Gujarat is a victory of "developmental politics" over dynasty and the politics of appeasement, BJP President Amit Shah said on Monday, and attributed the party's lesser number of seats to the "caste-based campaign" of the Congress and its allies.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nepali national among 12 killed in Mumbai eatery blaze
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) At least 12 persons, including a Nepali national, were killed and another two injured when a major fire engulfed a dry snacks and sweetmeats shop here early on Monday, officials said.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajnath wants quick notification on Enemy Property Act rules
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday directed expeditious notification of the rules of the Enemy Property Act 2017.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3 killed, 31 injured in Afghan car bombing
Kabul, Dec 18 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 31 others injured after a suicide car bombing struck a police checkpoint in Lashkar Gah, capital of Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand on Monday, officials said.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Congress was not portraying 'soft Hindutva' with Rahul's temple visits: Ahmed Patel
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Monday said the party was not trying to portray a "soft Hindutva" face when Rahul Gandhi visited temples during the campaign for the Gujarat elections.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Parliament disrupted over Modi's allegations against Manmohan (Roundup)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Monday saw disruption and repeated adjournments as the Congress demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the allegations levelled by him against his predecessor Manmohan Singh.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Supplementary demands for grants tabled in LS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The government on Monday tabled in the Lok Sabha supplementary demands for grants to the tune of Rs 66,113 crore in the current financial year, a good portion of which will go to provide electricity connections to poor and payment of urea subsidies.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
BJP retains Gujarat just barely, snatches Himachal from Congress (Roundup)
Gandhinagar/Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) The BJP on Monday just managed to hold on to power in Gujarat, edging past the half-way mark to clinch a sixth term in government, but wrested Himachal Pradesh from Congress with a comfortable majority.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Telangana's Kaleswaram project gets environmental clearance
Hyderabad, Dec 18 (IANS) The Kaleswaram project, being built across Godavari River in Telangana, has received environmental clearance from the Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry, it was announced on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
After Gujarat, Himachal wins, BJP confident of winning Meghalaya
Shillong, Dec 18 (IANS) Elated with BJP's victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, BJP workers in poll-bound Meghalaya on Monday voiced confidence that their party would oust the ruling Congress.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Bengal minority forum condemns church attack in Pakistan
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) The West Bengal Minorities Youth Federation (WBMYF) on Monday strongly condemned the suicide bombing attack in a Christian church in Pakistan and held a protest demonstration here on the Minorities Rights Day.
2017-12-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Vintage cars can participate in rallies: NGT
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday permanently exempted vintage cars from the 15-year-old vehicle ban for participating in "rallies and exhibitions".
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
7 years on, India's last liberated dancing bear recovers
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) It took seven years of care and nourishment to restore the natural instincts and recover the wounds of India's last dancing bear Raju, vets said.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
GST, World Bank rank, Moody's upgrade major events of 2017: Ministry
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Implementing the GST, the improvement in India's World Bank ease of doing business rankings, the sovereign rating upgrade by US agency Moody's and bank recapitalisation all contributed to make 2017 a historic year, the Finance Ministry said on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Goa to get casino policy in a week, says Parrikar
Panaji, Dec 18 (IANS) The BJP-led coalition government in Goa will come up with a policy to govern the casino industry in a week's time, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday, adding that all the five offshore casinos will be relocated from the Mandovi river off Panaji.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
16 new state universities approved
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Monday said it has approved setting up of 16 state universities so far under its Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA).
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Telangana CM congratulates PM on electoral victory
Hyderabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the BJP's victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP's Gujarat victory a warning, moral defeat: Maharashtra Oppositon
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Hours after the Gujarat Assembly polls verdict was out, Maharashtra's opposition parties termed the results as "encouraging" for the Congress, but a "warning and a moral defeat" for the Bharatiya Janata Party, here on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Gujarat verdict makes all parties happy in poll-bound Tripura
Agartala, Dec 18 (IANS) It was amusing to see all the three major political parties -- Congress, CPI-M and BJP -- in Tripura jubilant after the Gujarat assembly election results on Monday, though for reasons of their own.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Assocham congratulates Modi on BJP's win
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Assocham on Monday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on BJP's victory and expressed faith that the governments of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh would focus on agriculture, trade and industry.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Gunfight starts in Kashmir's Shopian district
Srinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) A gunfight started on Monday between the security forces and the militants in Jammua and Kashmir's Shopian district.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian spices may lose global prominence: Report
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Low productivity may lead to Indian spices losing their prominence in the international market in the coming years, a parliamentary committee has observed.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BJP brought down to its knees in Gujarat, will impact other state polls: Congress
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Congress on Monday said it has brought the BJP "to its knees" by restricting it to less than 100 seats in Gujarat, and that the election results will have an impact in upcoming polls in other states, including BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FIR against Sushil Ansal, 15 others for fraud
Ghaziabad, Dec 18 (IANS) A FIR was filed here on Monday against real estate tycoon Sushil Ansal and 15 others, accusing them of fraud for selling a plot without having legal ownership, police said.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP close to two-thirds majority in Himachal (Eighth Lead)
Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) The BJP wrested power in Himachal Pradesh from the Congress, winning close to two-thirds majority with 42 seats in its kitty and leading in two more in the 68-member assembly. But, BJP Chief Ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal and state party chief Satpal Satti faced a humiliating defeat.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Significant scope to expand distribution, cut cost of health insurance: Ficci
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) With health insurance remaining underpenetrated but considered expensive by the consumers, there is still significant opportunity to expand distribution and reduce cost of acquisition and services, a Ficci report said on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Facebook to demote posts with 'engagement bait'
San Francisco, Dec 18 (IANS) Tired of the spammy posts on Facebook that pull you into interacting with likes, shares, comments? Beginning this week, these posts that use "engagement bait" will be demoted, Facebook said in a blog post on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Forget bygones, let's unite, Modi tells Gujaratis
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Riding high on the BJPs sixth consecutive victory in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked Gujaratis to "forget" what happened in the last two-three months and come together to work for the development of the state.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Closely knit, but separated on political lines in Himachal!
Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) They are joined by family ties, but separated on political lines, pitted them against each other in the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections where only one of them could win
2017-12-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
8 killed in Indonesia's central Java landslide
Jakarta, Dec 18 (IANS) Eight workers of a sand pit in Indonesia's Central Java regency of Magelang were killed in landslide on Monday, while eight others were rescued, Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency BNPB said.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Afghan intelligence training centre attacked, 3 killed
Kabul, Dec 18 (IANS) Afghan security forces on Monday killed three insurgents who launched an attack on a training centre of Afghanistan's main intelligence agency in Kabul following an operation that lasted about five hours, officials told Efe.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Telangana varsity hosts global conference on functional materials
Hyderabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Over 200 delegates from 10 countries are attending an international conference on advanced functional materials which kicked-off on Monday at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) at Basar in Telangana.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Education
Naveen congratulates Modi for poll win
Bhubaneswar, Dec 18 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for BJP's victory in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly polls.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
I-League: Churchill Brothers, Chennai City eye precious points (Preview)
Vasco (Goa), Dec 18 (IANS) After a tough set of fixtures in the ongoing I-League season, Churchill Brothers return to home turf as they host fellow strugglers Chennai City FC at the Tilak Maidan here on Tuesday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Mohun Bagan rope in Australian midfielder Watson
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) City football giants Mohun Bagan on Monday announced the signing of former Bengaluru FC's Scottish-Australian defensive midfielder Cameron Watson for the rest of the I-League season.
2017-12-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Accepted resignation of Adityanath, others: LS Speaker
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday announced that she has accepted the resignations of three members, including Yogi Adityanath, who quit on becoming the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI should probe graft in Railways policy implementation: PAC
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday demanded that the CBI probe the remaining cases of "corruption" in implementation of the railways' dual freight policy (DFP) and ensure that "guilty officials are brought to book".
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ranji SF: Gambhir, Chandela tons put Delhi in command vs Bengal
Pune, Dec 18 (IANS) Delhi rode on centuries from openers Gautam Gambhir (127) and Kunal Chandela (113) to reach a commanding 271/3 against Bengal at stumps on the second day of their Ranji Trophy semi-final at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
I-League: Aizawl defeated by Lajong in the northeast derby
Aizawl, Dec 18 (IANS) Aizawl's unbeaten run in the I-League came to an end as they lost 0-1 to Shillong Lajong in the first northeast derby of the season at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Mehbooba greets Modi on Gujarat, Himachal victories
Jammu, Dec 18 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministeron Monday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party on the assembly election victory in Himachal Pradesh and retaining power in Gujarat.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Only 27% Indians covered by health insurance: Report
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Only 27 per cent of Indians have health insurance coverage, a joint report by FICCI and KPMG revealed on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
'Tech Panthers' wins Science, tech competition IRC
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The annual 'International Robotronics Competition' (IRC) that started in October with an intention to develop a scientific learning curve among students ended here on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Taking care of boxing legend: Army
Chandigarh, Dec 18 (IANS) The Army is taking full care of ailing boxing legend Kaur Singh, who had fought with the likes of the legendary Mohammad Ali, a defence spokesman said here on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports,Defence/Security
TRAI mulls substantial reduction of MNP cost
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) might substantially bring down mobile number portability (MNP) charges from the current Rs 19 and has started a consultation process on this .
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Respiratory infection claimed more lives in 2016, Delhi ranks 3rd
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) More people died in the country due to Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) in 2016 as compared to 2015 and 2014, with the national capital ranking third following Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, said a report here.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Stocks of industry majors pare loses as BJP emerges victorious
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Stocks of industry majors pared some of their loses to end on a flat-to-positive note on Monday as BJP emerged victorious in Assembly elections in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Modi's campaign helps BJP scrape through in Gujarat, retain electoral momentum (News Analysis)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The BJP just scraped through to victory in Gujarat, helped largely by the extensive campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his home state, but the party's lowest tally in the last 22 years can be seen as a warning bell ahead of crucial state battles in 2018 and the next Lok Sabha election in 2019.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP now in power in 19 states, has 14 Chief Ministers
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The BJP on Monday retained Gujarat and wrested Himachal Pradesh from Congress, taking the total number of states where it is in power to 19. The party has Chief Ministers in 14 of these 19 states.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Most Congress turncoats lose, prominent party leaders trounced
Ahmedabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Four of the six Congress turncoat legislators in Gujarat who had bagged BJP tickets lost at the hustings, while some of the Congress' prominent state leaders, including Shaktisinh Gohil and Arjun Modhvadia, lost.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Invest in cover changing, gable bags
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Bags today are not just for carrying things but are clearly a style statement. Invest in different kinds of bags like the gable or the cover changing ones to change your look for the coming year.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Crime Patrol' to feature high-profile cases of 2017
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) The makers of popular TV show "Crime Patrol - Satark" have come up with a new series titled "Black Headline" under which they will feature a few high-profile cases of 2017.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FIH partners with adidas
Lausanne, Dec 18 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Monday announced a partnership with adidas that will see the global sportswear giant support hockeys growth until the end of 2018.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
Brenntag AG to acquire 65% in Raj Petro Specialities
Chennai, Dec 18 (IANS) Germany-based chemical distribution major Brenntag on Monday said has signed an agreement with promoters of Raj Petro Specialities Pvt Ltd to acquire 65 per cent stake in it.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
PM to inaugurate Delhi Metro's Magenta section on December 25
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Botanical Garden on the Kalkaji Mandir stretch (Magenta Line) on December 25 after which it will be open for commercial operations, informed sources said on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Most of BJP's top state leadership in Gujarat won their seats
Ahmedabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Adding to its victory cheer, the BJP's top state leadership in Gujarat won their seats, while the Congress saw many of its top state leaders bite the dust.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
16 injured in J&K road accident
Jammu, Dec 18 (IANS) At least 16 bus passengers were injured in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district on Monday, police said.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fedco wins order to turnaround Nigerian discom's operations
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Electricity distribution franchisee Fedco on Monday announced that it has won an order to turnaround the business and technical operations of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) of Nigeria.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Congress in Karnataka unfazed by defeat in Gujarat polls
Bengaluru, Dec 18 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling Congress on Monday expressed confidence in retaining power in poll-bound state despite its defeat to the BJP in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Dhumal's disciple teaches 'political lesson' to mentor
Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) Congress candidate Rajinder Rana, who has learnt political lessons for years from his once-mentor and BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal, on Monday "taught" him a lesson in return by defeating him in the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP win in Gujarat 'moral defeat': Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday labelled the victory of the BJP in the Gujarat state elections as a "temporary" and "face-saving" win, describing the feat as a "moral defeat".
2017-12-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Congress-mukt Bharat' around the corner: Kerala BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 18 (IANS) In the wake of the BJP snatching Himachal Pradesh from the Congress and retaining Gujarat in the assembly elections, BJP Kerala chief Kummanem Rajasekheran on Monday said the results are in line with the party's slogan of "Congress-mukt Bharat".
2017-12-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'Seeking legal opinion over summoning Facebook before Goa house privilege panel'
Panaji, Dec 18 (IANS) The Goa assembly's privileges committee on Monday resolved to take legal opinion on whether Facebook officials can be summoned in connection with a probe involving a government officer, accused of breaching privilege, by allegedly uploading a photo of an assembly question on the social media site.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
'Arjun Reddy' exhausted hell out of me: Vijay Deverakonda
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Actor Vijay Deverakonda says that working on "Arjun Reddy" sapped him.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Odisha CM inaugurates Tribal Sports Meet 2017
Bhubaneswar, Dec 18 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurated the Tribal Sports Meet 2017, a first-of-its kind event in the country to promote sports among tribals in Odisha.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Sports
Vietnam, Morocco agree to cement parliamentary cooperation
Hanoi, Dec 18 (IANS/MAP) The heads of the highest legislative bodies of Vietnam and Morocco agreed here on Monday to bolster all-round cooperation, especially parliamentary cooperation.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Melting East Antarctic ice sheet may cause global sea level rise
New York, Dec 18 (IANS) The East Antarctic ice sheet -- one of the two large ice sheets in Antarctica and the largest on the entire planet -- may contribute substantially to global sea level rise, finds a study.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
2 rob Navy officer's son, relative of mobiles; held
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Two persons were arrested on Monday for robbing a Naval officer's son and his cousin of their mobiles phones here, police said.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Anna Kendrick said no to 'tighter clothes'
Los Angeles, Dec 18 (IANS) Actress Anna Kendrick says that she rejected the idea that she and her co-stars should wear tighter and sexier clothing in upcoming film "Pitch Perfect 3".
2017-12-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tina Thadani goes vegan for a Hollywood TV project (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Actress Tina Thadani turned to a keto diet and dropped non-vegetarian for her role in an upcoming Hollywood TV drama titled "Guru".
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Poll results swing equity indices, close trade in green (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Monday danced to the tunes of the assembly polls results of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh to finally close with gains after swinging from the extreme negative to the positive.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nitish Kumar taunts Congress over defeat in Gujarat
Patna, Dec 18 (IANS) BJP ally, Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U President Nitish Kumar on Monday taunted the Congress, saying the party had claimed victory in Gujarat and it lost Himachal Pradesh too. He also congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah over the party winning in both states.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Indian software market to hit $5.1 bn in 2018: IDC
Bengaluru, Dec 18 (IANS) Indian software market is expected to grow at 11.9 per cent (year-on-year) and touch $5.1 billion by the end of 2018, market research firm IDC said on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
GSTN allows option for monthly, quarterly filing of GSTR 1
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has introduced a new function on its portal to allow taxpayers to choose the frequency of filing the GSTR 1 form summarising an assessee's sales on a quarterly or monthly basis, the IT services provider announced on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
I-League: Mohun Bagan eager to return to winning ways (Preview)
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Mohun Bagan will be eager to get back to winning ways when they host I-League newcomers Neroca FC at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Tuesday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Ranji Trophy: Nair's unbeaten ton gives Karnataka control vs Vidarbha
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Karnataka rode Karun Nair's brilliant unbeaten ton to be in the driver's seat by posting 294/8 against Vidarbha who struggled despite Rajneesh Gurbani's five-wicket haul on the second day of their Ranji Trophy semi-final here on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Austria coalition with far-right party sworn in
Vienna, Dec 18 (IANS) The new government of Austria, a coalition formed by the conservative People's Party (OVP) and the far-right Freedom Party (FPO), was sworn in on Monday amid protests in the capital.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Guddi Maruti joins 'Hum Paanch ...'
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Actress Guddi Maruti has been roped in to play the role of Dulari Devi in the new TV show "Hum Paanch Ab Aaega Asli Mazaa".
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
85 persons travel to-and-fro on Poonch-Rawalakot cross-LoC bus service
Jammu, Dec 18 (IANS) The cross Line of Control (LoC) bus service between Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Rawalakot in Pakistan-administered Kashmir carried 85 passengers across the divided state, officials said.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Drug users can dance all night, alcohol drinkers cannot: Parrikar
Panaji, Dec 18 (IANS) Admitting that there was a need to control rave parties in the state, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that those who consume drugs can dance till morning, while those who drink alcohol can dance only for two to three hours.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gujarat rejected Congress' divisive, casteist politics: Rupani
Ahmedabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday said the people of the state had rejected the "divisive and casteist politics" of the Congress and voted for the BJP's development model.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Gunmen attack Afghan intelligence training centre, 1 militant killed
Kabul, Dec 18 (IANS) At least one militant was killed on Monday in an attack on a training centre of Afghanistan's main intelligence agency in Kabul, where terrorists and security forces are engaged in a shootout, officials said.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Time is best inheritance for children: Soha
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Actress Soha Ali Khan, also a mother, says the best inheritance people can give to children is time.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Honoured to play young Baba Ramdev: Naman Jain
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) National Award winning child artist Naman Jain says he is honoured to portray the child life of yoga guru Baba Ramdev in his upcoming biopic TV series "Swami Ramdev: Ek Sangharsh".
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Biocon's Kiran Mazumdar, Yes Bank's Kapoor named most respected entrepreneurs
Bengaluru, Dec 18 (IANS) Biotechnology major Biocon's Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar Shah and Yes Bank's Chief Executive Rana Kapoor were on Monday named the most respected entrepreneurs of the year 2017 by the London-based Hurun Report.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Esha Gupta to own a football team
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Actress Esha Gupta is currently working to form her own women football team as she wants to create and promote awareness about girls playing the sport.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Army chief in Lucknow
Lucknow, Dec 18 (IANS) Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Bipin Rawat on Monday arrived in the state capital here on a day-long visit.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
BJP loses Modi's hometown in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, Dec 18 (IANS) The BJP has retained its grip over Gujarat but lost Unjha constituency to the Congress that includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hometown of Vadnagar.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Proud of workers for fighting anger with dignity: Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) In a veiled jibe at the BJP, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday thanked party workers for fighting "anger with dignity" and demonstrating that the Congress' greatest strength is its "decency and courage", in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh state elections.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jay-Z receives death threat
Los Angeles, Dec 18 (IANS) Rapper Jay-Z has received a death threat from a gunman George Zimmerman.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Every sport should be given equal importance: Jacqueline Fernandez
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who is the co-owner of Delhi Heroes for the Super Fight League (SFL) -- a mixed martial arts tournament -- says all sports should be given equal importance in the country.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP ousts Congress in Himachal (Seventh Lead)
Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) The BJP was set on Monday to wrest power in Himachal Pradesh from the Congress, winning 19 seats and leading in 25 in hard fought Assembly elections, although its two top leaders were worsted in the contest.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Its victory of development over caste, dynasty and appeasement: Amit Shah
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The victory of the BJP in Gujarat is a victory of "developmental politics" over dynasty and appeasement, BJP President Amit Shah said on Monday, attributing the party's lesser number of seats to the caste-based campaign of the Congress and its allies.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
We accept people's verdict: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accepted the party's loss in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat and congratulated the new governments in both states.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Police probe Man City's Sterling racial abuse case
Manchester, Dec 18 (IANS) Greater Manchester Police (GMP) on Monday started their investigation into the alleged racial abuse of Manchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling which occurred before their English Premier League (EPL) clash with Tottenham.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Chandy knocks on Kerala HC door, wants solar scam report quashed
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 18 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday approached the Kerala High Court with a plea to quash Justice G. Sivarajan (retd)'s judicial probe report into the solar scam, submitted to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan earlier this year.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Drunken driver rams BMW into divider
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) A speeding BMW driven by a drunken man hit a road divider and damaged the iron grille in west Delhi in the early hours of Monday, police said. The driver sustained minor injuries.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Supriya's '...Ram-Leela' character Renuka's favourite lady don
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Actress Renuka Shahane says her favourite lady don will always be Dhankor Baa, played by veteran actress Supriya Pathak in the film "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela".
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP didn't win the way it wanted in Gujarat: Sena
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Mocking the outcome of the Gujarat Assembly elections, the Shiv Sena on Monday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) did not achieve the victory it expected.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Donal Bisht gets mother's help for onscreen wedding (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Actress Donal Bisht wore her mother's 'kangan' (bangle) for a wedding sequence of her show "Ek Deewaana Tha".
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Huawei, NTT DOCOMO achieve breakthrough in 5G mobility trial
Tokyo, Dec 18 (IANS) Chinese networking company Huawei and Japanese mobile phone operator NTT DOCOMO on Monday completed a successful field trial for 5G mobile communications over long distance with 39 GHz Millimeter Wave (mmWave) band.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Japan,Technology,Business/Economy
Abu Dhabi holds summit on women, peace & security
Abu Dhabi, Dec 18 (IANS/WAM) A conference on women empowerment to promote international peace and security was held in the United Arab Emirates' capital on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Togo,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
10 killed in Bangladesh stampede
Dhaka, Dec 18 (IANS) At least 10 persons were crushed to death and over 50 injured on Monday in a stampede during a funeral rite of a political leader in Bangladesh's Chittagong city.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Western societies may quit alcohol with alcosynth-laded drinks: Scientist
London, Dec 18 (IANS) People living in western countries are likely to quit alcohol in around two decades after they switch to a synthetic substance that mimics alcohol but does not harm people or cause hangovers, a British scientist has revealed.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Toyota to introduce its BEVs in India through 2020s
New Delhi/Tokyo, Dec 18 (IANS) Global automobile major Toyota aims to introduce its new range of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in India and other key markets through the 2020s.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
World's largest coal port to opt for 'green business' now
Canberra, Dec 18 (IANS) Australia's Port of Newcastle, the world's biggest coal port, has announced a transition away from fossil fuels, saying "continued investment in Australian coal is a losing proposition".
2017-12-18
Category: International, Australia,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Russia, Syria play basketball friendly in Damascus
Damascus, Dec 18 (IANS) Veterans of the Russian and Syrian national basketball squads played a friendly match at Al-Fayhaa Stadium here.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Sports,Other Sports
Aadhaar, PAN to be linked to insurance policies by Mar 31, 2018
Chennai, Dec 18 (IANS) India's insurance regulator on Monday extended the time to link Aadhaar number to insurance policies till March 31, 2018.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Virbhadra accepts Congress' defeat in Himachal
Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday accepted the Congress party's defeat in the state assembly elections.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Delhiites are unexpected: Meet Bros
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Composers Harmeet Singh and Manmeet Singh, popularly known as Meet Bros, love Delhi's food. They feel that the city and its people are full of surprises.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India women's U-15 team ready to face Nepal: coach Rocky
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) After a thumping 3-0 victory in the SAFF U-15 Womens Championship opener against Bhutan, the team's head coach Maymol Rocky said her side is ready to face Nepal in their second fixture in Dhaka on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Good governance led to impressive victories: Modi
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the "impressive victories" in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh showed there was strong support for the "politics of good governance and development".
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Politics of development won in Gujarat, Himachal: Shivraj
Bhopal, Dec 18 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday described the victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh state elections as the victory of a development-focussed campaign.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Gujarat, Himachal results prove there is no substitute to BJP in India: Vasundhara
Jaipur, Dec 18 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday congratulated the people of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh for "choosing development", as the BJP was poised to win assembly elections in both states.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Over Rs 11,000 cr supplementary budget in UP
Lucknow, Dec 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government presented a supplementary budget of Rs 11,388.17 crore for the financial year 2017-18 in the state assembly on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BJP hopes to ride on Gujarat win in Karnataka polls
Bengaluru, Dec 18 (IANS) The BJP was upbeat about wresting power from the Congress in poll-bound Karnataka after its victory in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
BJP retains power in Gujarat but just barely (Seventh Lead)
Gandhinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) The ruling BJP was on Monday set to retain power in Gujarat, just edging past the half-way mark in one of the most bitterly contested elections that saw the Congress improve its tally compared to five years ago.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
US speaking India's language, says Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday accused the US of "speaking India's language", and said the two nations have "the same ideas" regarding the Jammu and Kashmir conflict.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Sunny imitates 'Jab We Met' dialogue for Kareena (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone dedicated a special video message for Kareena Kapoor Khan by mouthing lines from her film "Jab We Met".
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Suyyash Rai trims beard for TV show (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Actor Suyyash Rai has trimmed his beard for his role of Abhay Kunwar Singh in TV show "Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya".
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Couple, two kids found dead in Chhattisgarh (Lead, correcting Para 2)
Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), Dec 18 (IANS) A couple and their two children were found dead in a house here early on Monday, police said.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Equity indices end volatile day in green (Sixth Lead)
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Dancing to the tune of the assembly poll results of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, key Indian equity indices provisionally closed in the green on Monday after swinging from the extreme negative to the positive.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
EVMs can be hacked, as margin between winner and loser very less: Hardik Patel
Ahmedabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Monday reiterated his doubts over the reliability of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), saying they can be hacked and that was why the margin between the winning and losing candidates in the Gujarat Assembly elections was less in some constituencies.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
I want to explore films: Hiten
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Actor Hiten Tejwani, who has been evicted from the reality TV show "Bigg Boss", wants to star in films. He feels it is an exciting time for Indian cinema.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Insurance regulator calls for standardising city hospital costs
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Calling for standardisation of hospital healthcare costs within a city, the Indian insurance regulator on Monday suggested measures like introducing community group insurance products to bring down distribution costs and ensure companies are not burdened with fictitious claims.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Indian firms will focus on building digital workspaces in 2018: Citrix
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) With a surge in the adoption of digital workspaces, the Indian enterprises will work towards harnessing opportunities created by integration of new technologies in 2018, desktop virtualisation leader Citrix said on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Ex-Italian winger Zambrotta to join fans for El Clasico screening in New Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Former Italian winger Gianluca Zambrotta will join La Liga fans for the El Clasico screening at the NSIC grounds in Okhla here on December 23.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Mamata remembers Singur rape victim
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday remembered Tapasi Malik, who was brutally raped and burnt to death during the Singur land agitation in 2006, on her death anniversary.
2017-12-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Australia defeat England in third Test, regain Ashes
Perth, Dec 18 (IANS) Australia reclaimed the coveted Ashes urn after defeating England by an innings and 41 runs on the final day of the third cricket Test at the WACA stadium here on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Growing number of designers has made fashion market tough'
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Designer Ridhi Mehra, who has completed five years in the fashion industry, feels that the growing number of designers everyday has made the fashion market tough not only for newcomers but for established ones too.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP poised to take power in Himachal, though Dumal trailing (Sixth Lead)
Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) The BJP was set to wrest power in Himachal Pradesh, winning 21 seats and leading in more than 15 as counting progressed in the state Assembly elections. However, the state party chief faced a humiliating defeat in his constituency, while BJP Chief Ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal is trailing with a huge margin.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Brazilian football legend Kaka retires
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 18 (IANS) Brazil legend Kaka, a 2002 FIFA World Cup winner, has announced his retirement from football at the age of 35, more than two months after playing his last match for Orlando City.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Congress should take all parties along to usher change in 2019: Akhilesh
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said the Congress should take all secular parties along to usher a change in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Equity markets still turbulent but in green as poll trends favour BJP (Fifth Lead)
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Key indices of the Indian equities markets -- S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 -- ceded some of their gains during the late-afternoon trade session on Monday as counting trends in Assembly polls showed a reduced tally for BJP in Gujarat.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
When Raghu Rai was 'captured' by his daughter
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) As Raghu Rai turns 75, the ace photographer was presented to the audience by his daughter Avani Rai, both as a father and a photographer through a 55 minute documentary titled "Raghu Rai, An Unframed Portrait", produced by Iikka vehkalahti and Anurag Kashyap and co-produced by ARTE FRANCE and the IDFA BERTHA FUND.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Dutch coach Van Gaal plots revenge over Man Utd
Amsterdam, Dec 18 (IANS) Dutch coach Louis van Gaal said he will only resume his coaching career if an English football club approaches him and he gets a chance to take revenge on Manchester United.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Russian Presidential election campaign launched
Moscow, Dec 18 (IANS) The Russian Presidential campaign was officially launched on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Better prepare for 2024, as BJP will win 2019: Yogi taunts Congress
Lucknow, Dec 18 (IANS) With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) set to return to power in Gujarat, a state it has ruled continuously for 22 years, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday taunted the Congress and asked it to prepare for the "2024 general elections" as a BJP win in 2019 polls was a "certainty".
2017-12-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Jay-Z stops show to hug cancer survivor
Los Angeles, Dec 18 (IANS) Rapper Jay-Z stopped a concert to invite a cancer survivor on stage for a hug.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Stocks of industry majors recover as poll trends favour BJP
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Stocks of industry majors recovered during the mid-afternoon trade session as counting trends in Assembly polls favoured a BJP victory in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Lukaku still loves West Brom: Mourinho
London, Dec 18 (IANS) Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho defended striker Romelu Lukaku for not celebrating his goal against West Brom and said he still loves his former club somewhere in the back of his mind.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Couple, two kids found dead in Chhattisgarh
Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), Dec 18 (IANS) A couple and their two children were found dead in a house here early on Monday, police said.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Early hominins' walk was as energetic as modern humans: Study
London, Dec 18 (IANS) The walk of hominins in the Pleistocene era -- which lasted from about 2,588,000 to 11,700 years ago -- was no less efficient energetically than that of present-day humans, a study has showed.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Nine killed in Bangladesh stampede
Dhaka, Dec 18 (IANS) At least nine persons were killed on Monday in a stampede in Bangladesh's Chittagong city during a funeral procession, police said.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
12 killed in Mumbai shop blaze
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) At least 12 persons were killed in a massive fire that engulfed a snacks and sweetmeat shop in Andheri east area here on Monday, police said.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jo jeeta wohi sikandar: Smriti Irani on BJP's Gujarat showing
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The winner is king, and a victory is a victory, Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani said on Monday on the Gujarat election results, where the BJP is set to win though with a margin lower than it estimated.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Senior UP police officer miffed over posting, goes on long leave
Lucknow, Dec 18 (IANS) Senior Uttar Pradesh police officer Amitabh Thakur on Monday proceeded on long leave, alleging discrimination and "improper posting".
2017-12-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK woman embassy worker found dead in Beirut, man arrested
Beirut, Dec 18 (IANS) A woman who worked at the UK embassy in Lebanon was found dead at the side of a highway here and a man has been arrested over the death, the police said.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Sonia, Priyanka meet Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Amid the BJP's election victories in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and her daughter Priyanka Gandhi met Congress President Rahul Gandhi here on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gujarat HC issues notice to Singhvi in Reliance Anil Ambani Group defamation suit
Ahmedabad, Dec 18 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court today issued a notice to Congress party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi in the Rs 5,000 crore defamation suit filed against him by the Reliance Anil Ambani group.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Gujarat is a setback for BJP, but will it make party more humble? (Comment: Special to IANS)
For the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to have struggled to cross the 100-seat mark in Gujarat when it was boasting about bagging 150 is suggestive of an undeniable downward turn in its popularity ratings.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Apple hikes iPhone prices in India post-customs duty hike
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) After the government hiked customs duty from 10 per cent to 15 per cent for mobile handsets last week, Apple on Monday became the first smartphone manufacturer to raise prices (on MRP) across iPhone models, except iPhone SE that the company assembles in Bengaluru.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Poll results undoubtedly major victory for BJP: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday described the election results in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh as an "undoubtedly" major victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kovind pays last respects to friend in hospital
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday visited Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here to pay his last respects to one of his close friends who died at the hospital.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Thousands take holy dip on 'Somvati Amavasya'
Dehradun, Dec 18 (IANS) Braving icy winds and cold weather, thousands of devotees on Monday took a holy dip in the Ganga at various places in the hill state of Uttarakhand on the occasion of 'Somvati Amavasya'.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Gujarat victory shows Modi's connect with people: Parrikar
Panaji, Dec 18 (IANS) The victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat shows the strength of the connect between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the people of his home state, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Protest march by NC in Srinagar against civilian killing
Srinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) The National Conference (NC) on Monday staged a protest march here in Jammu and Kashmir against the killing of a civilian in Kupwara district and electricity shortage in the valley.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
BSE telecom index edges higher; Airtel, HFCL top gainers
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) The S&P BSE telecom index zoomed higher on Monday -- after taking a plunge of over 3 per cent during opening trade -- driven by telecom stocks like Bharti Airtel and manufacturers of telecommunication equipment and optical fibre cables like Himachal Futuristic Communications (HFCL).
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sofia Richie not joining Kardashians' show
Los Angeles, Dec 18 (IANS) Singer Lionel Richies daughter Sofia Richie won't be a part of the popular TV show "Keeping up with the Kardashians" even though she is dating reality TV personality Scott Disick.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Feels great when people attach performance to memory: Darsheel
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Actor Darsheel Safary, who made his Bollywood debut with "Taare Zameen Par" in 2007, has completed a decade in showbiz. He feels happy that people still recognise him for playing Ishaan Awasthi, and have attached it to their memory.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google doodle celebrates December festivities
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Google on Monday announced the arrival of the festive season of December with a series of interactive doodles marking the global holiday season. The series will continue till January 1, 2018.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Rohit Sharma enters top 5 spot in ODI rankings
Dubai, Dec 18 (IANS) India opener Rohit Sharma has climbed to the fifth spot amongst batsmen in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) player rankings released here on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Dell launches 'XPS 13' laptop in India at Rs 84,590
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Dell in India on Monday launched a new laptop "XPS 13" in the country, starting at Rs 84,590. The 13.3-inch laptop is powered by Intel 8th generation core processors.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
CPI-M hails victory in Himachal seat
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The CPI-M on Monday hailed the victory of its candidate Rakesh Singha from Theog in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly election.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Australia rout England, regain Ashes trophy
Perth, Dec 18 (IANS) A dominant Australia regained the Ashes trophy after crushing England by an innings and 41 runs on the fifth day of the third Test here on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Gunmen attack Afghan intelligence training centre
Kabul, Dec 18 (IANS) Armed insurgents attacked an intelligence training facility in the Afghan capital on Monday, sparking a shootout with security forces, officials said.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Victory of development over dynasty politics: BJP TN leader
Chennai, Dec 18 (IANS) BJP Tamil Nadu leader Tamilisai Soundararajan on Monday termed the imminent victory of the party in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly polls a victory of development over dynasty politics.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Government introduces bills amid uproar in LS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) A bill that will put an end to the need for getting permission to transport bamboo was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday amid protests from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Bhartruhari Mahtab.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Bieber, Gomez enjoy a date
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Singers Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez enjoyed a date at a cafe, Sugar Factory, in Washington.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Minaj responds to 'white rapper' comment
Los Angeles, Dec 18 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj has hit back at the critics who slammed her for saying that it's a "great time to be a white rapper in America".
2017-12-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Ivanka, husband sued over financial disclosure
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have been hit with a lawsuit alleging illegal omissions on their public financial disclosure forms.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Jolie brings kids to event remembering Cambodian genocide
New York, Dec 18 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Angelina Jolie brought her children Maddox and Shiloh to a music event, which paid tribute to the nearly two million victims of the Cambodian genocide.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Barcelona, Atletico take advantage of Real's absence in La Liga weekend
Madrid, Dec 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona enjoyed an easy 4-0 win at home against Deportivo la Coruna to stretch their lead at the top of the La Liga football championship to six points over second placed Atletico Madrid, eight over Valencia and 11 over Real Madrid.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Poll verdict a lesson to Congress for criticising Gujarat model: Adityanath
Lucknow, Dec 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said the BJP's imminent victory in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat was a lesson for the Congress and those who had criticised the "Gujarat model" of development.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Jo jeeta wohi sikandar: Smriti Irani on BJP's poll showing
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The winner is king, Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani said on Monday as the BJP was set for victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Travis Scott fan detained by security
Los Angeles, Dec 18 (IANS) A male fan of Travis Scott was detained after he along with another man tried to get on stage to meet the rapper at the Cali Christmas concert here.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Celebrations at BJP central office over Gujarat, Himachal results
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Celebrations began at the BJP headquarters here on Monday with workers dancing to the beat of drums, bursting firecrackers and shouting slogans hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as the party was set to win the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Berlin win, Leverkusen tie in Bundesliga
Berlin, Dec 18 (IANS) Ten-men Hertha Berlin overpowered Leipzig 3-2 owing to the brace from Davie Selke while Bayer Leverkusen shared the spoils with Hannover following a 4-4 draw at the closer of the 17th round in Bundesliga football championship.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
American recaptured after Bali prison break
Jakarta, Dec 18 (IANS) Indonesian authorities have recaptured a US citizen accused of drugs offences who escaped from a prison in Bali last week.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Equity indices surge as BJP set to win, Sensex up 300 points (Fourth Lead)
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) The BSE Sensex surged by over 300 points during the mid-afternoon trade session on Monday after counting trends indicated a victory for the BJP in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
Ajax beat AZ, PSV lead in Dutch league
The Hague, Dec 18 (IANS) AFC Ajax defeated AZ 2-1 in Alkmaar, winning the battle for the second place in the Dutch Eredivisie football league behind leaders PSV Eindhoven halfway through the season.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Ishtiyak Khan joins cast of Govinda-starrer 'Fry Day'
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Actor Ishtiyak Khan will be seen as a salesman in director Abhishek Dogra's upcoming film "Fry Day", which also stars Govinda and Varun Sharma.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump not considering firing Special Counsel Mueller
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said he is not planning to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
LS adjourned for the day over Modi's allegations against Manmohan
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Monday after it saw disruptions as Congress members raised the issue of allegations levelled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi against his predecessor Manmohan Singh.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Brazilian football legend Kaka retires
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 18 (IANS) Brazil legend Kaka, a 2002 FIFA World Cup winner, has announced his retirement from football at the age of 35.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Gene Simmons denies sexual misconduct accusations
Los Angeles, Dec 18 (IANS) Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has denied accusations of sexual misconduct in response to a lawsuit filed by a Jane Doe.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajya Sabha adjourned amid opposition sloganeering
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Monday saw repeated disruptions and was adjourned for the day as Congress members denounced the allegations levelled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi against his predecessor Manmohan Singh.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gujarat trends are heartening: Tharoor
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday said that the trends emerging from vote counting in Gujarat are heartening as the party is showing a much improved performance compared to the last assembly elections.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
When celebrations turned sombre at Congress office
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Congress headquarters in Delhi wore a deserted look on Monday after initial celebrations as it became clear that the party was set to lose in both the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections to the BJP.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
One loss will strengthen you more: Big B to P.V. Sindhu
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has encouraged Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu, who lost to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the women's singles final of the season-ending BWF World Superseries Finals, by saying that one loss will strengthen her more.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Divya finds filmmaking 'very tough'
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Filmmaker-actress Divya Khosla Kumar, who made her directorial debut with "Yaariyan", says that making movies is a tough job.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP poised to take power in Himachal, wins 4 of 7 seats (Fifth Lead)
Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) The BJP was set to wrest power in Himachal Pradesh with its candidates on a victory lap in 36 of the 68 seats in the Assembly elections on Monday. The party has won four of the seven declared seats as counting of ballots progressed.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Blockchain adds Bitcoin Cash to its wallet for Indian users
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Digital wallet for cryptocurrencies Blockchain on Monday announced the introduction of Bitcoin Cash to its popular consumer wallet.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
40 more Rohingya villages burnt in Myanmar: Report
Nay Pyi Taw, Dec 18 (IANS) The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday reported the burning of 40 additional Rohingya villages in Myanmar in a military campaign, which has led more than 655,000 people of this Muslim minority community to flee to Bangladesh.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Afghan forces retake Tabar valley, Taliban flee
Kabul, Dec 18 (IANS) Afghan forces regained control of the key Tabar valley in Sari Pul province, forcing Taliban militants to flee, a police official said on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Dog survives US plane crash
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) A dog survived a plane crash in the US state of Indiana while three passengers and another dog were killed, authorities said.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
UN action set to revive Kenyan lake around which flowers bloom (Environment Feature)
Naivasha (Kenya), Dec 18 (IANS) The Naivasha wetlands, nestled amidst the volcanic mountains of Kenya's Great Rift Valley, are dying a slow death. Concerned at the impending ecological crisis, United Nations Environment stepped in to initiate a five-year Freshwater Strategy, part of its global action plan, to protect Lake Naivasha from certain extinction.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife,Features
Australia offers technological help to prevent stubble burning
Chandigarh, Dec 18 (IANS) With stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana causing environmental and health concerns, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (Aciar) has offered technology to check the menace.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Technology,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Congress sweeps Punjab municipal polls; wins 267 wards
Chandigarh, Dec 18 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Congress party has emerged victorious in 20 out of 29 Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats, state election commission (SEC) official said on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
RS disrupted over PM's allegations against Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was on Monday disrupted soon after it met for the day as Congress members strongly protested the allegations levelled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi against his predecessor Manmohan Singh.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Big B completes 'harsh schedule' of 'Thugs...'
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has wrapped up the "harsh schedule" for his upcoming film "Thugs of Hindostan" in Thailand.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Equity indices trade higher as BJP set to win (Third Lead)
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Key indices of the Indian equities markets on Monday went up substantially after counting trends indicated a victory for the BJP in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Gujarat results would have been 'different' if Congress aligned with NCP: Praful Patel
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel on Monday said the Gujarat results could have "been different" if the Congress had aligned with his party.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
It's been a disorienting experience: Hiten on 'Bigg Boss'
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Actor Hiten Tejwani, considered by many to be the most dignified contestant this season, has been evicted from "Bigg Boss". He has described the experience as a "disorienting" one.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
When rains exposed Bengaluru's infrastructure woes, civic apathy (2017 in Retrospect)
Bengaluru, Dec 18 (IANS) The image of Bengaluru as a garden city and the country's technology hub was dented when record rainfall this year exposed its infrastructure woes and the apathy of its municipal agencies in coping with its growing needs.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,2017 In Retrospect
Power outage paralyses world's busiest Hartsfield-Jackson airport in US
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) A power failure at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, has crippled air traffic, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,150 departing or arriving flights and stranding thousands of travellers in the US just as people begin the busy Christmas travel week.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Lok Sabha adjourned till noon
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Lok Sabha witnessed an adjournment minutes after it met on Monday amid an uproar, and Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House till 12 noon.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Adani parts ways with mining services company Downer over Carmichael mine
Sydney, Dec 18 (IANS) Embattled Indian miner Adani Group has parted ways with mining services giant Downer and said it will build and run the Carmichael coal mine, Australia's biggest coal venture in central Queensland's Galilee Basin, on its own, a media report said.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
26 killed in Philippines storm
Manila, Dec 18 (IANS) At least 26 people were killed and 46 were reported missing after a tropical storm battered the Philippines, an official said on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Vivo V7: Best mid-range selfie smartphone till date (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) When it comes to the selfie-focused smartphones market in India, Chinese smartphone players Vivo and Oppo clearly rule the mid-price segment.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Technology,IANS Life
Severe cold wave in J&K, Kargil freezes at minus 14.5
Srinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) Severe cold wave continued in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday as Kargil in Ladakh region froze at minus 14.5 degrees, recording the lowest minimum temperature this season.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Telecom: Year of turmoil with bleeding balance-sheets under GST's shadow (2017 in Retrospect)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) It was a year of turmoil for the hyper-competitive Indian telecom sector as the balance-sheets of many major players kept bleeding, prompting the government to form an panel to chalk out plans to bail out firms.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
BJP poised to take power in Himachal, wins first seat (Fourth Lead)
Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) The BJP was set to take power in Himachal Pradesh with its candidates on a victory lap in 36 of the 68 seats in the Assembly elections. The party won its first seat by defeating Congress cabinet Minister Prakash Chaudhary on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
After early hiccups, BJP set to retain power in Gujarat (Sixth Lead)
Gandhinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) The ruling BJP was on Monday set to retain power in Gujarat, with its candidates on the victory lap in 104 of the 182 seats as the Congress again settled for the second place but with an improved showing.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
After cricket, Australian football can build bridges with India (Comment: Special to IANS)
With Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Malcolm Turnbull approving a Memorandum of Understanding on sports between the two governments, it is time to explore the potential of sports diplomacy between Australia and India.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Opinion/Commentary,Diplomacy
Modi flashes victory sign as BJP close to winning Gujarat, Himachal
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday flashed the victory sign as he entered Parliament with the BJP poised to win elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP will form majority governments in Gujarat, Himachal: Rajnath
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the BJP was going to form majority governments in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh and the elections results in both states were as per its expectations.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Key Indian equity indices recover as polls favour BJP
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Key indices of the Indian equities markets recovered on Monday after counting trends indicated a victory for BJP in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh during the late morning trade session.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
Twitter to begin penalising hateful, abusive accounts: Report
San Francisco, Dec 18 (IANS) Aimed at reducing hateful content on its platform, Twitter will start penalising accounts from Monday that include "hateful imagery and display names", or those who "use username, display name, or profile bio to engage in abusive behaviour", the media reported.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Whatever the results, Congress is winner: Gehlot
Ahmedabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Congress's Gujarat in-charge Ashok Gehlot on Monday said his party was the winner in Assembly elections even if it didn't succeed in ousting the BJP in the state.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Misty Monday morning in Delhi, 12 trains cancelled
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) It was a misty Monday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 9.8 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average. The Met has forecast a clear day ahead.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ex-President Pinera wins Chilean polls
Santiago, Dec 18 (IANS) Right-wing candidate and former President Sebastian Pinera has won the presidential polls in Chile with over 50 per cent of the vote, the country's electoral body said. This will be his second term.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
10 killed in Mumbai shop blaze
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) At least 10 persons were killed and another half a dozen trapped in a major fire that engulfed a shop in Andheri east area here on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Apple hikes iPhone prices in India post-customs duty hike
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) After the government hiked the customs duty from 10 per cent to 15 per cent for mobile handsets last week, Apple on Monday became the first manufacturer to raise prices (on MRP) across iPhone models, except iPhone SE that the company assembles in the country.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Key Indian equity indices recover - after Gujarat shock
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Key indices of the Indian equities markets recovered on Monday after early indications of a possible BJP defeat in Gujarat sent the market plunging during early morning trade session.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
After early hiccups, BJP set to retain power in Gujarat (Fifth Lead)
Gandhinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) Gujarat's ruling BJP on Monday pledged to retain power as its candidates forged ahead of the main opposition Congress in 98 of the 182 Assembly seats, six more than the half-way mark needed to control the House.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BJP poised to take power in Himachal (Third Lead)
Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) The BJP was set to take power in Himachal Pradesh as its candidates were on the victory lap in 36 of the 68 Assembly elections on Monday.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP ahead of Congress in Himachal
Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) The ruling Congress trailed to the BJP on Monday in counting trends from the just ended Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Key Indian equity indices plunge on Congress showing in Gujarat
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Monday plunged 561.42 points as soon as it opened as counting trends in the Gujarat Assembly elections showed the Congress giving a tough fight to the ruling BJP.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
BJP, Congress in neck and neck in Gujarat (Fourth Lead)
Gandhinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) In a stunning reversal of exit poll predictions, Gujarat's ruling BJP and the main opposition Congress were on Monday locked in a neck and neck fight for power as officials counted millions of votes in the just ended Assembly elections.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Gujarat CM, Deputy CM trailing
Gandhinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) In a surprising development, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel were trailing on Monday as officials counted the votes polled in the Assembly elections.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BJP, Congress fight it out in Gujarat (Third Lead)
Gandhinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) Gujarat's ruling BJP and the main opposition Congress were locked in a neck and neck contest as officials counted the millions of votes polled in the just ended Assembly elections.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BJP races ahead in Gujarat, confident of retaining power
Gandhinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) Gujarat's ruling BJP on Monday said it was confident of retaining power in the state as vote count showed its candidates were racing ahead in 82 of the 182 Assembly seats.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BJP leads in Himachal
Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) inched ahead of the ruling Congress on Monday as officials counted the votes polled in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP leads in Gujarat, confident of retaining power
Gandhinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) Gujarat's ruling BJP on Monday vowed to retain power as vote count showed its candidates had forged far ahead of the Congress in the just ended Assembly elections.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BJP takes early lead in Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) The ruling BJP took early lead as officials on Monday counted the millions of votes cast in the Gujarat Assembly elections.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Vote count in Himachal begins
Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) Counting of votes polled in all the 68 Assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh that went to the polls on November 9 began on Monday across the state, Chief Electoral Officer Pushpendra Rajput said.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
'Zehan' inclined towards extremism, says Aarya Babbar
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Actor Aarya Babbar, who essays the role of a "psychopath" in "Zehan", says the movie is inclined towards a quotient of extremism.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Power failure cripples US Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world's busiest airport, was hit on Sunday by a power outage, leaving thousands of passengers stranded and planes grounded indefinitely.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United States,International
Trump not considering firing special counsel Mueller
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United States,International
Putin calls Trump to thank CIA for sharing terrorist info
Moscow, Dec 18 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin called US President Donald Trump to express gratitude to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)'s information that helped foil terrorist attack attempts in St Petersburg, the Kremlin said on Sunday.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy
Egypt condemns deadly church attack in Pakistan
Cairo, Dec 18 (IANS) Egypt condemned on Sunday the suicide bombing attack against a Christian church in Pakistan that killed at least eight people and injured 44 others.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Egypt,Terrorism
Explore options to slow down ageing
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Don't be paranoid if you see your skin ageing. There are a number of solutions -- be it by using natural ingredients like jojoba rich in vitamin E and vitamin C, or by exploring skin resurfacing solutions, suggest experts.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Abbas hails Qatar's opposition to US Jerusalem decision
Doha, Dec 18 (IANS) Visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas praised on Sunday Qatar's rejection to US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Qatar,Politics
Arab League forms ministerial delegation against US move on Jerusalem
Cairo, Dec 18 (IANS) The Arab League (AL) announced on Sunday that it has formed a ministerial delegation tasked with responding to the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Americans sell firearms in gun-for-cash campaign
San Francisco, Dec 18 (IANS) People in the US city of San Francisco voluntarily turned over about 271 firearms in a gun-for-cash campaign Saturday, the event's organiser said.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Egypt prepares UN resolution against US decision on Jerusalem
Cairo, Dec 18 (IANS) Egypt's Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal said on Sunday that Egypt is preparing a UN resolution against the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
2017-12-18
Category: International, Egypt,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
No plans for band to reform: Westlife singer
London, Dec 18 (IANS) Singer Mark Feehily of Westlife fame has said there are no plans for the band to reform as of now, but a 20th anniversary tour could happen.
2017-12-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rahmaniacs encore with musical nostalgia
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) The traffic police, fire bridge and security department of Mumbai were on toes on Sunday to put citizens safe during a special music concert of music composer A.R. Rahman.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
My plan is to transform Congress bottom upwards: Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi has said that his plan is to transform the Congress from bottom upwards and he will like to bring in many new, young, exciting and dynamic faces.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
BJP leader demands quotas for poor upper caste people
Patna, Dec 18 (IANS) Senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP C.P. Thakur on Sunday demanded reservation for poor among the upper caste, citing the Madras High Court's December 11 in which it favoured reservation for this section.
2017-12-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
9 dead in attack on church in Pakistan, IS claims responsibility
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) At least nine people have been killed, including two of the attackers, and another 30 injured after four armed insurgents attacked a Methodist church on Sunday in Quetta in Pakistan. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Terrorism
Girl sexually assaulted, friend attacked in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) A 16-year-old girl, who was sitting with her male friend in a park here, was sexually assaulted by three unknown assailants, police said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress hosts dinner in honour of Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday evening hosted a dinner in honour of Sonia Gandhi, who stepped down on Saturday after 19 years as party chief, with the event being attended by leaders from 15 other opposition parties.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
50 Chinese couples tie knot in mass wedding in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Dec 17 (IANS) A grand mass wedding ceremony for 50 Chinese couples took place in the Sri Lankan capital on Sunday as part of the the government's agenda to promote Sri Lanka as an ideal wedding destination.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Lifestyle/Fashion,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Human Interest/Society
IAF phases out Soviet-era multi-utility MI-8 choppers
Bengaluru, Dec 17 (IANS) The Indian Air Force's Soviet era multi-utility medium lift Mi-8 helicopters were phased out of service in a ceremony at the Yelhanka Air Force Station here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
EC sets up panel on changes in election law, withdraws notice to Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) A day before counting in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, the Election commission on Sunday decided to set up a committee having representation from three union ministries to examine provisions of Representation of People Act and the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) about provisions relating to last 48 hours before polling in the wake of challenges posed by fast-changing technologies.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Denied visa, Punjab woman commits suicide
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) Denied a visa to travel abroad, a 21-year-old woman committed suicide by setting herself on fire in her village near Amritsar, police said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress' Karnataka government has failed to nab Lankesh killers: Rajnath
Bengaluru, Dec 17 (IANS) The Congress government in Karnataka had failed to nab the alleged killers of Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh even three months after the incident, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US wartime aviator's family donates Mao's gift to China
Kunming, Dec 17 (IANS) Sons of a US aviator who helped China fight against Japanese invaders during WWII have donated two blankets, which were gifted to him by Mao Zedong, to a memorial hall in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
2017-12-17
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Rahul writes to PM, seeks package for Kerala, Tamil Nadu in wake of Ockhi
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to declare a comprehensive special financial package for Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep in the wake of damage and loss of life caused by the cyclone Ockhi.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Sushil wins gold as Indians dominate Commonwealth wrestling (Third Lead)
Johannesburg, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star Sushil Kumar made his return to international wrestling a memorable one, outclassing Akash Khullar of New Zealand in the final of the men's 74 kilogram freestyle category to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Other Sports
ISL: ATK taste first victory, beat Mumbai City
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Defending champions ATK tasted their first win in the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament, defeating hosts Mumbai City FC 1-0 at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
Author Batliwala irked over denial of entry to city swimming club
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Writer and Art of Living teacher Khurshed Batliwala was allegedly stopped while entering a reputed city swimming club for not following the dress code in place since British times.
2017-12-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Toll in Philippines tropical storm climbs to 23
Manila, Dec 17 (IANS) Authorities in the Philippines dealing with tropical storm Kai-Tak on Sunday raised the toll to 23, while 26 people were missing due to floods and landslides caused by the adverse weather affecting around 222,000 people in central areas of the island country.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
IAF phases out Mi-8 helicopters
Bengaluru, Dec 17 (IANS) The Indian Air Force's Soviet era Mi-8 helicopters were phased out of service in a ceremony at the Yelhanka Air Force Station here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
Sushil wins gold as Indians dominate Commonwealth wrestling
Johannesburg, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star Sushil Kumar made his return to international wrestling a memorable one, outclassing Akash Khullar of New Zealand in the final of the men's 74 kilogram freestyle category to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Other Sports
Goods worth crores gutted in MP shopping complex
Bhopal, Dec 17 (IANS) A massive fire broke out in a shopping complex here on Sunday, gutting goods worth crores of rupees in around a hundred shops, the fire brigade said.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
My twin strike changed match's momentum, says Kuldeep
Visakhapatnam, Dec 17 (IANS) Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav felt that his two wickets in an over changed the complexion of the match as India thumped Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the decisive third and final One-Day International (ODI) to clinch the series 2-1 here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Egypt raises security level around churches ahead of Christmas
Cairo, Dec 17 (IANS) Egypt announced on Sunday security level around churches was being raised to the highest ahead of Christmas to prevent terror attacks.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Egypt,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Meghalaya CM accuses Modi of making official programme a BJP rally
Shillong, Dec 17 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for using the official programme for a BJP rally here on Saturday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Congress sweeps Punjab municipal polls; opposition cries foul
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Congress swept the municipal elections in the state on Sunday even as the opposition Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP alleged booth capturing and misuse of power.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Superseries Finals: Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi in final
Dubai, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the women's singles final of the season-ending BWF World Superseries Finals here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
Opposition cries foul during Punjab municipal polls
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) The opposition Shiromani Akali Dal and the BJP accused the ruling Congress of booth capturing and misuse of power as voting was held on Sunday for municipal bodies across Punjab.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Naidu bats for Women's Reservation Bill
Bhopal, Dec 17 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday called on all states to back a bill that gives women reservation in state legislatures and both houses of Parliament.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
India clinch ODI series against Sri Lanka
Visakhapatnam, Dec 17 (IANS) India eased to an eight-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the decisive third and final One-Day International (ODI) to clinch the series 2-1 here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Sought suggestions from various quarters on triple talaq bill: Naqvi
Alwar (Rajasthan), Dec 17 (IANS) The government sought suggestions from various people while drafting the bill against triple talaq or instant divorce, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Man run over, injured by SUV driver in road rage case
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) A 34-year-old car driver was run over and injured by a SUV driver after an argument over not giving way to the latter's vehicle in west Delhi, police said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Youth held in Jaipur for attempted suicide in support of murder accused
Jaipur, Dec 17 (IANS) A young man was arrested here on Sunday on the charge of disturbing public peace by climbing an overhead water tank in support of 'love jihad' murder accused Shambhulal Raigar and threatening to commit suicide.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
British PM May delivers defiant message on Brexit
London, Dec 17 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May issued a defiant message on Sunday, saying the British government will not be derailed from the fundamental duty of delivering the will of the people who voted to leave the European Union (EU).
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Modern multi-purpose indoor stadium, Olympic Bhavan in Itanagar: Khandu
Itanagar, Dec 17 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday announced setting up of a modern multi-purpose indoor stadium, besides constructing an Olympic Bhavan here.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Sports
Alleged North Korean agent arrested in Australia
Canberra, Dec 17 (IANS) A 59-year-old man from Sydney has been arrested for allegedly acting as an economic agent of North Korea, the Australian Federal Police said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
IS claims responsibility for Pakistan church attack
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) The Islamic State terror organisation on Sunday claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb and gun attack on a Methodist church in Quetta, which killed at least nine people and wounded another 30.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Pradhan lays foundation stone for Dhamra-Angul gas pipeline
Bhubaneswar, Dec 17 (IANS) Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday laid the foundation stone for new Dhamra-Angul gas pipeline and Bhubaneshwar-Cuttack-Paradip natural gas spurline in Odisha.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
ISL: Ganesh's late winner helps Chennaiyin FC defeat Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Dec 17 (IANS) Dhanpal Ganeshs dramatic winner, with just two minutes remaining, helped Chennaiyin FC put it past hosts Bengaluru FC 2-1 in the Indian Super League (ISL) season four fixture at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football,ISL
Sushil wins gold at Commonwealth wrestling (Lead, Correcting name)
Johannesburg, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star Sushil Kumar made his return to international wrestling a memorable one, outclassing Akash Khullar of New Zealand in the final of the men's 74 kilogram freestyle category to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Other Sports
India clinch ODI series against Sri Lanka
Visakhapatnam, Dec 17 (IANS) India eased to an eight-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the decisive third and final One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Goods worth crores gutted in MP shopping complex
Bhopal, Dec 17 (IANS) A massive fire broke out in a shopping complex here on Sunday, gutting goods worth crores in around a 100 shops, the fire brigade said.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hyderabad police bust prostitution racket, 'save' two actresses
Hyderabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Hyderabad police on Sunday claimed to have busted a high-profile prostitution racket and "saved" two actresses.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Naidu in Bhopal for women SHG meet
Bhopal, Dec 17 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, who arrived here on Sunday to take part in a state-level convention of women's self-help groups, was received at the airport by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with his wife and other ministers.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
BSF seizes 60 kg ganja near Bangladesh border
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Border Security Force personnel seized around 60 kg of ganja (cannabis) near the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Nadia district after a clash with smugglers, a BSF officer said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Oprah Winfrey, Rob Lowe fear losing homes in LA wildfire
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Chat show host Oprah Winfrey and actor Rob Lowe have expressed the fear that their homes and communities could be burnt in the deadly wildfire that has scorched the US state of California for nearly two weeks.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: Aizawl get ready for first northeastern derby (Preview)
Aizawl, Dec 17 (IANS) Aizawl FC's home fans will once again rally towards the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium to cheer their home team as they prepare to face neighbours Shillong Lajong in an I-League clash here on Monday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
I-League: High-flying Minerva aim to continue winning run against Arrows (Preview)
Ludhiana, Dec 17 (IANS) I-League table toppers Minerva Punjab FC will aim to continue their good run when they host Indian Arrows in their own backyard at Guru Nanak Stadium here on Monday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
Rohana bags second title of PGTI golf season at Tata Open
Jamshedpur, Dec 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan golfer Anura Rohana cruised to a four-shot victory as he returned a clinical final round of two-under 69 to total 19-under 265 at the Rs. 1 crore TATA Open here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Golf
India shines at Asian wushu event
Guangzhou (China), Dec 17 (IANS) India claimed five silver and as many bronze medals at the 1st Wushu Sanda Asian Cup which concluded here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
'Ashwatthama' addresses how religion can be misused: Director
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Independent filmmaker Pushpendra Singh says his film "Ashwatthama" addresses how religion can be misused and can be a support as well in an individual's life.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Religion
Shankar Mahadevan enjoys complete freedom with 'MTV Unplugged'
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) National Award winning music director and vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, who performed some unplugged versions of songs with his sons Siddharth and Shivam, says "MTV Unplugged" gives an artiste total freedom.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Alleged North Korean agent arrested in Australia
Canberra, Dec 17 (IANS) A 59-year-old man from Sydney has been arrested for allegedly acting as an economic agent of North Korea, the Australian Federal Police said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Christians allege police high-handedness over arrests
Mathura/Agra, Dec 17 (IANS) The Christian community in Agra and Mathura on Sunday alleged police high-handedness over the arrest of seven people in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district on what it said were "fabricated charges of religious conversion".
2017-12-17
Category: International, India,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PGTI lifts cap on foreign golfers' participation
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) has decided not to restrict the number of foreigners on the tour once they earn their cards through its Qualifying School, it was announced on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
Ranji Trophy: Karnataka 36/3 after skittling out Vidarbha for 185
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Pacer Abhimanyu Mithun bagged his third five-wicket haul of the Ranji Trophy campaign as Vidarbha collapsed for a paltry 185 before Karnataka were reduced to 36/3 at the end of the first day's play in their semi-final at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Three of family beaten to death in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Dec 17 (IANS) Three members of a family were beaten to death in Jharkhand's Gumla district on Sunday, police said.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vikram made horror genre profitable, respectable: Mahesh Bhatt
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Vikram Bhatt, who is celebrating 10 million-plus views of the trailer of his upcoming movie "1921", has made the horror genre respectable, says filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt who has worked with him closely over the years.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sushil wins gold at Commonwealth wrestling
Johannesburg, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star Sushil Kumar made his return to competitive wrestling a memorable one, outclassing local favourite Johannes Petrus in the final of the men's 74 kilogram freestyle category to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Other Sports
Superseries Finals: Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi in final
Dubai, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the women's singles final of the season-ending BWF World Superseries Finals here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
Ranji Trophy: Sudip helps Bengal post 269/7 on Day 1
Pune, Dec 17 (IANS) Batsman Sudip Chatterjee (83) scored a brilliant half-century to help Bengal post 269/7 in their first innings against Delhi in the Ranji Trophy semi-finals at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Researchers unveil design of silicon quantum computer chip
Sydney, Dec 17 (IANS) In a first, a team of Australian and Dutch engineers has created a complete design for a quantum computer chip that can be manufactured using mostly standard silicon technology.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Technology
India not being blamed for collapse of WTO talks: Prabhu
Buenos Aires, Dec 17 (IANS) It is the first time that India is not being blamed for the collapse of talks at the just concluded 11th World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial conference here, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu has said.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy
Draupadi world's first feminist: Ram Madhav
Panaji, Dec 17 (IANS) BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday said that Pandava queen Draupadi was the "first feminist in the world".
2017-12-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian fashion a bag of potatoes: Anand Bhushan
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Designer Anand Bhushan, who has forayed into the market for children's wear, believes Indians need to up their game in terms of fashion as it still is a "bag of potatoes".
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
England staring at defeat after Day 4 of 3rd Ashes Test
Perth, Dec 17 (IANS) England were struggling at 132/4 in their second innings at the end of a rain-interrupted fourth day in the third Ashes Test at the WACA Stadium here on Sunday, on the verge of defeat as they trail the hosts by 127 runs.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Reduce stress, anxiety by cycling regularly
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Cycling can be one of the easiest ways to stay fit. Besides controlling your weight, it can reduce depression, stress and anxiety, say experts.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Third ODI: India restrict Sri Lanka to low total
Visakhapatnam , Dec 17 (IANS) India rode on a strong bowling performance to restrict Sri Lanka to 215 runs in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Superseries Finals: Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi in final
Dubai, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the women's singles final of the BWF World Superseries Finals here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
14 days later, California wildfire rages on
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) More evacuations were ordered in southern California as a wildfire that has been burning since December 4 raged on.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
'Starving' polar bear provokes climate change dialogue
Ottawa, Dec 17 (IANS) A video on a starving polar bear in northern Canada's Nunavut region has led to concerns on climate change as well as doubts about the real cause of the beast's emaciation.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Canada,Environment/Wildlife
Cave paintings treasure trove found on Indonesian island
Sydney, Dec 17 (IANS) Researchers have found that a tiny Indonesian island, previously unexplored by archaeologists, is very rich in ancient cave paintings dating from at least 2,500 years ago.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books
Three held for misbehaving with Bengali actor at Kolkata airport
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Three airport parking agency employees have been arrested for allegedly misbehaving with Bengali actor Kaushik Sen and his son at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport here, police said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
9 dead in attack on church in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) At least nine people have been killed, including two of the attackers, and another 30 injured after four armed insurgents attacked a Methodist church on Sunday in Quetta in Pakistan.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Baking is my first love: Maria Goretti
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Maria Goretti, who was once a popular video jockey and is now known as a celebrity chef, will return to the small screen to give some baking lessons. She says baking is her first love.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Third ODI: India restrict Sri Lanka to low score
Visakhapatnam , Dec 17 (IANS) India rode on a strong bowling performance to restrict Sri Lanka to 215 runs in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Brazilian Vinicius to join Real Madrid after 2018
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 17 (IANS) Rising football star Vinícius Júnior who plies his trade for Brazilian club Flamengo on Sunday said he intends to join Real Madrid after 2018.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Car bomb hits NATO convoy in Kandahar, kills civilian
Kandahar (Afghanistan), Dec 17 (IANS) An Afghan woman was killed and four civilians wounded when a suicide car bomb struck a NATO-led coalition forces' convoy in Kandahar city on Sunday, an official said.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Two actresses held in Hyderabad on charges of prostitution
Hyderabad, Dec 17 (IANS) A prostitution racket was busted here with the arrest of four persons, including two actresses from Mumbai, police said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ahead of Monday's counting, Congress, BJP confident of Himachal win
Shimla, Dec 17 (IANS) A day ahead of the counting of ballots cast in the 68 assembly segments in Himachal Pradesh, both the ruling Congress and opposition BJP on Sunday expressed confidence about forming the next government in the hill state.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Would like Barcelona to give us guard of honour: Ronaldo
Abu Dhabi, Dec 17 (IANS) Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo said he would like arch-rivals Barcelona to give Real Madrid a guard of honour when they clash with each other in the ElClasico on December 23.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Football
Three killed in Bengal road accident
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Three persons in a mini motor van, including its driver, were killed after the vehicle rammed into a bus in West Bengal's Purulia district on Sunday, police said.
2017-12-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Riteish turns 39, looks forward to 'Total Dhamaal'
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Actor Riteish Deshmukh, described by the Bollywood fraternity as one of the most genuine, warmest and craziest of the lot, turned 39 on Sunday. A successful actor and producer, he is looking forward to shoot "Total Dhamaal".
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Soyuz capsule with 3 astronauts blasts off for space station
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a team of three astronauts from the US, Russia and Japan blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Ahead of counting, BJP, Congress claim Gujarat win
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Ahead of the vote count in the bitterly fought Gujarat Assembly polls on Monday, both the ruling BJP and the main opposition Congress expressed confidence of forming a government in the state.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pachuca rout Al Jazira, make history at FIFA Club World Cup
Abu Dhabi, Dec 17 (IANS) Mexican club Pachuca routed local team Al Jazira 4-1 to finish third at the FIFA Club World Cup, their best ever result in the football tournament.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Football
India women blank Bhutan in SAFF U15 opener
Dhaka, Dec 17 (IANS) India outclassed Bhutan 3-0 in the football match opener of the inaugural edition of the SAFF U-15 Championship being held at the Mohammad Mostofa Kamal Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Football
Sanjay Dutt begins 'Torbaaz' shoot in Kyrgyzstan
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt on Sunday began the shoot of his new film "Torbaaz" in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Real Madrid beat Gremio to capture 3rd Club World Cup title
Abu Dhabi, Dec 17 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo proved decisive once again in a major final, scoring with a second-half free-kick to lead Real Madrid to a 1-0 victory over Brazil's Gremio in the Club World Cup final.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Football
Smita Patil a far better actress than me, says Rekha
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Legendary actress Rekha, who received the first Smita Patil Memorial Award here, said she found the late actress was a far better performer than her.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Schalke secure late draw, Bayern win in Bundesliga
Berlin, Dec 17 (IANS) Schalke rallied back from two goals down to snatch a two-all draw against Eintracht Frankfurt, while Thomas Mueller helped Bayern Munich carve out a 1-0 victory over Stuttgart in the Bundesliga football championship.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Cyclone Ockhi: Kerala awaits nod to make presentation to Modi
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 17 (IANS) Even as Kerala has sought Rs 1,843 crore from the Centre to compensate for the damage caused by cyclone Ockhi, the state government is awaiting a nod for making a presentation to the Prime Minister during his Tuesday visit.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Railway nod for Rs 12,000-cr upgrade of mishap-prevention system
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Indian Railways has cleared a Rs 12,000-crore proposal to equip electric locomotives with the latest European train protection system.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Guard yourself against this Christmas con on Facebook
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Use caution before participating in any gift exchange programme on Facebook as a Christmas con is doing the rounds on social media to take advantage of your generosity during the festive season, warns a report.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Around 5,000 youths selected as Constables: J&K Police
Jammu, Dec 17 (IANS) As many as 4,956 youths have been selected as Constables in different wings of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, an official said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Google's response to record EU fine draws flak from rivals
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Google may be courting fresh trouble after the European Commission's massive penalty in June as its rivals are preparing to lodge new complaints with the Commission alleging "inadequate" response to the record anti-trust fine, a media report said.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Total paucity of plays for kids, say theatre veterans
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Bubbles Sabharwal and Lushin Dubey, who have been pushing a culture of youth theatre for years through their Kids World initiative, rue the "paucity of plays" for children across India.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
EC yet to rule on complaints against Modi, BJP in Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Dec 17 (IANS) The Gujarat election verdict will be delivered on Monday but the Election Commission is still looking into a plethora of complaints against the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Man City rout Tottenham to extend record winning streak
Manchester (England), Dec 17 (IANS) Manchester City trounced Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 to extend their record winning streak in the English Premier League (EPL) to 16 consecutive games.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Was thrilled over lead role: Vijay Varma on 'Monsoon Shootout'
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) When "Monsoon Shootout" was offered to him over four years ago, actor Vijay Varma was thrilled at the opportunity of getting to play a lead role.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian chefs go ga-ga over mustard oil
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Mustard oil has been used for centuries as a food additive and remains a staple in a majority of Indian homes. Incorporating mustard oil into your daily diet is known to protect against heart disease. The oil is rich in monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, both of which help lower bad cholesterol and raise good HDL cholesterol hence maintaining one's cholesterol balance, which in turn leads to healthy cardiac functioning.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Protests in Kashmir after civilian gets killed
Srinagar, Dec 17 (IANS) Protests erupted on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district against the killing of a civilian driver allegedly by the Army, but the military said the man died in cross-fire between security forces and militants.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Four killed in Pakistan church attack
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 20 others seriously injured when a suicide bomber detonated himself inside a church in Pakistan's Quetta city on Sunday, police said.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
I was not encouraged to be actor: Soha Ali Khan
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Soha Ali Khan, an Oxford graduate who pursued a masters degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, says her parents didn't particularly encourage her to take up acting but never discouraged her from following her heart either.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Political realities to weigh on economic decisions: Assocham
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) While the new GST regime has not gone down well with traders and with major states going to the polls in 2018, India Inc needs to factor in the political realities weighing on economic decisions of the government, industry chamber Assocham said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
India opt to bowl against Sri Lanka in 3rd ODI
Visakhapatnam, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl against Sri Lanka in the decisive third and final One-day International (ODI) here on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Don't go after another designer's forte: Masaba
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Young designer Masaba Gupta, who has stood out for her quirky, colourful and contemporary take, says aspiring designers should concentrate on creating their own niche.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Argentine midfielder Desabato joins Vasco da Gama
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 17 (IANS) Brazilian football club Vasco da Gama have signed Argentine midfielder Leandro Luis Desabato in a bid to bolster their squad for the 2018 season.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
My goal is to do Bollywood: Emmy Award-winning choreographer
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Mia Michaels has worked with Madonna, Ricky Martin, Celine Dion and Tom Cruise. Now, the Emmy Award-winning choreographer wants to make a mark in Bollywood and says she would like to work with Indian actress Deepika Padukone.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Bekele, Degitu victorious in Kolkata 25K marathon
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Ethiopian long-distance runner and current world record and Olympic record holder Kenenisa Bekele strolled past the finish line in his maiden appearance at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K marathon on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Chinese police nab smugglers with drugs in stomach
Beijing, Dec 17 (IANS) Chinese police have busted a cross-border drug gang and arrested four smugglers from Myanmar who had swallowed 183 packets of drugs, authorities said on Sunday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jason punched Harvey Weinstein
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Actor Jason Priestley says he punched disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein on the face during a Golden Globes party in 1995.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Microsoft AI helping Indian farmers increase crop yields
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) New technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Machine Learning, Satellite Imagery and advanced analytics are empowering small-holder farmers in India to increase their income through higher crop yield and greater price control, Microsoft India said.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Calvin Harris, SZA collaborate on 'The Weekend' remix
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Singer-songwriter SZA and record producer Calvin Harris have joined hands for a funky remix of the former's hit song "The Weekend".
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Michael Jackson's 'Blood on the Dance Floor' revamped
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's classic music video of the track "Blood on the Dance Floor" has been revamped.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
What made the oldest plesiosaur a strong swimmer
London, Dec 17 (IANS) An analysis of the fossil remains of the oldest-known plesiosaur, an unusual underwater reptile that lived 201 million years ago, has revealed that the species was a very effective swimmer.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
'X-Men', 'Fantastic Four' join Marvel Comic Universe
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) More superheroes films, including "X-Men" and "Fantastic Four", have been added in the Marvel Comic Universe (MCU), following Disney's acquisition of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
South Indian cuisine not just dosas and idlis: Chef Hari Nayak
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) South Indian cuisine is "very underrated" and goes much beyond idlis and dosas, says New York-based Indian chef Hari Nayak, who is also working hard to dispel misconceptions in the West about Indian food in general.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
On a wing and verse: Bengal girl gives poetic meaning to broken life (IANS Special Series)
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Eight years back, Sathi Mondal was a normal, jovial teenager, enjoying life and dreaming of making it big in sports. That's till a botched-up medical treatment derailed her life's planned journey. Now she can't take a morsel of food or even water through her mouth, shuttles between home and hospital, and suffers excruciating pain.
2017-12-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,IANS Special Series,Features,Human Interest/Society
JKP awarded for providing free healthcare services
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Jagadguru Kripalu Parishad (JKP), which runs hospitals as also educational institutions for underprivileged girls, was awarded at the Swasth Hindustan Conclave 2017 here for providing free health care services.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
The year when Indian fiction reflected the burden of society (2017 In Retrospect)
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) A novel that takes its readers into the abyss of poverty and patriarchy, thereby narrating the sordid uses of power and the agony it unleashes; a dystopian satire that draws a telling portrait of our times; and finally an international bestseller from India weaves together a writer's experiences as a social and environmental activist -- all of this in fiction.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features,2017 In Retrospect
Shabana Azmi starrer wows Dubai film fest audience
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Back from the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) where her new film "5 Rupaiya" was screened, Shabana Azmi says it is a poignant, sweet and gentle story of a grandmother and her orphaned little grandson -- one that moved the audience to tears.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google News warns sites not to hide country of origin
San Francisco, Dec 17 (IANS) In an attempt to take on fake news head on, Google News has updated its guidelines to prohibit sites that misrepresent or conceal their country of origin or are directed at users in another country under false premises.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology,Business/Economy
Protests over driver's death in J&K Army ambush
Srinagar, Dec 17 (IANS) Protests erupted on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district after a civilian driver was killed during an Army ambush the previous day, a police official said.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
South Indian cuisine not just dosas and idlis: Chef Hari Nayak
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) South Indian cuisine is "very underrated" and goes much beyond idlis and dosas, says New York-based Indian chef Hari Nayak, who he is also working hard to dispel misconceptions about Indian food in general in the West.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Diaspora,IANS Life
Shilpa Shetty wins PETA's 'Hero To Animals' Award
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra has been honoured with a 'Hero to Animals' Award by animal rights organisation PETA for speaking out against the cruelty of circuses; signing a petition asking the government to uphold the ban on jallikattu, bull races, and bullfights; and adopting a stray kitten.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
How smartphone players in India can keep innovating in 2018 (Tech Analysis)
The year 2017 is likely to be remembered as the year of transition. And 2018 is going to be the year of experiments for the smartphone industry -- marking the start of a second era of handsets for Indian consumers.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
This is how your smartphone can help fight cybercrime
New York, Dec 17 (IANS) Taking cue from tiny variations in the smartphone camera's sensors, a team of researchers has discovered how to identify smartphones by examining just one photo taken by the device.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology
Stalinist stories: The Soviet Man of Steel's fictional forays (Column: Bookends)
There are just a handful of statesmen who have greatly influenced the course of the 20th century -- for good or bad. But can we categorise leaders on this moral standard -- for the most evil may have done some good, or vice versa. We could try the more tangible measure of success and failure, but how much importance should be given to the means they used? How about their literary presence?
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
India, I love you: DJ Armin van Buuren
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Armin van Buuren, who waved the Indian flag during his performance here, hailed his fans and said he loves India.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Outcome of Gujarat elections to guide equity markets (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) The outcome of the Gujarat assembly elections, along with the announcement on implementing the "e-way" bill and global cues -- especially the US tax reforms -- are expected to drive sentiments in the key domestic equity indices in the coming week.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bipolar disorder has seven key characteristics: Study
New York, Dec 17 (IANS) Every patient's experience with bipolar disorder can vary from that of others with the condition, but all of their experiences include features that fall into seven classes of phenotypes, or characteristics, researchers said.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Mueller accused of unlawfully obtaining Trump's transition documents
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) A lawyer for US President Donald Trump's transition team has accused Special Counsel Robert Mueller of unlawfully obtaining documents including thousands of emails without their knowledge, for its ongoing probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ranji Trophy: Vidarbha team arrive late, semi start delayed
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) The Ranji Trophy semi-final between Karnataka and Vidarbha, slated to start on Sunday here at the Eden Gardens, was delayed by half an hour as Vidarbha arrived late.
2017-12-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Bail application hearing of Christian preachers in Mathura on Tuesday
Mathura, Dec 17 (IANS) A bail application hearing of seven Christian preachers who have been accused of religious conversion, will take place on Tuesday at a court here.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cold Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The national capital saw a cold Sunday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 7.8 degrees Celsius, normal for the season's average. The Met has forecast a clear day ahead.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hundreds sick with stomach illness on Royal Caribbean cruise
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) A Royal Caribbean cruise ship returned to Florida after hundreds of passengers contracted a gastrointestinal illness, the media reported.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Jammu records lowest temperature, severe cold wave lashes J&K
Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 17 (IANS) The minimum temperature in Jammu city dropped to a minus 5.1 degrees Celsius on Sunday thereby recording the season's lowest temperature as a severe cold wave has lashed Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Australian arrested for being 'economic agent' for N.Korea
Sydney, Dec 17 (IANS) The Australian Federal Police (AFP) on Sunday arrested a man from Sydney for allegedly acting as an economic agent for North Korea with the intent of raising revenue for the Pyongyang government.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Voting begins for Punjab municipal elections
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) Voting for the Punjab municipal elections began on Sunday, Election Commission officials said here.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Taraji P. Henson 'happy' dating Hayden
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Actress Taraji P. Henson says she is "very very happy" to be in a romantic relationship with Kelvin Hayden.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New evacuation issued for wildfire in California
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) The deadly wildfire that has scorched the US state of California for nearly two weeks still raged on Saturday and threatened a wealthy community northwest of Los Angeles, prompting new evacuations in Santa Barbara County.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
At least two dead, eight missing in Chile landslide
Santiago, Dec 17 (IANS) At least two people died and another eight were missing after a landslide hit near the city of Chaiten in southern Chile, the government said on Saturday.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Iraq,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I can be addicted to anything: Robbie Williams
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Singer Robbie Williams believes his sobriety is his greatest achievement and he accepts that he will always have addictive tenancies that he'll always have to live with.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iranian missile programme 'aggressive': UAE minister
Dubai, Dec 17 (IANS) A senior official of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Saturday through his Twitter account that Iran is "a serial missile exporter in the region."
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
Gwendoline Christie was Simon Callow's dog sitter
London, Dec 17 (IANS) "Star Wars" actress Gwendoline Christie has revealed she was a dog sitter for film, stage and TV star Simon Callow while she was at drama school.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Senior Al-Shabaab terrorists killed in Somalia drone strike
Mogadishu, Dec 17 (IANS) Several senior Al-Shabaab terrorists were killed in a drone strike on the outskirts of the coastal city of Kismayo in southern Somalia.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Somalia,Terrorism
Kevin Hart wants to star in 'Mrs. Doubtfire' remake
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Actor-comedian Kevin Hart says he would like to feature in the remake of 1993 Robin Williams starrer "Mrs. Doubtfire".
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Irancell, La Liga sign cooperation agreement
Tehran, Dec 17 (IANS) Iran's second largest mobile operator, MTN-Irancell, signed an online broadcasting rights agreement with La Liga, the top professional association soccer division of Spain.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Business/Economy
Julie Andrew was lovely in 'Sound of Music', says Plummer
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Hollywood star Christopher Plummer says that Dame Julie Andrews' "best" performance was in the classic "The Sound of Music".
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran refutes US allegation on missile supply to Yemeni Houthis
Tehran, Dec 17 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday dismissed as "baseless" the US allegations that Tehran supplies missiles to Yemeni Shia Houthis.
2017-12-17
Category: International, Turkey,International
Getting dressed shouldn't feel like torture: Cyndi Lauper
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Singer Cyndi Lauper says that the inspiration behind her clothing range was to encourage women to feel "graceful and a little funky" and enjoy styling themselves.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US stocks post weekly gains amid Fed rate hikes, tax bill
New York, Dec 17 (IANS) US stocks witnessed solid gains for the week, as investors digested the Federal Reserve's decision to hike interest rates while anticipating details of a Republican tax bill.
2017-12-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Interpol cancels red corner notice on Zakir Naik, NIA to submit fresh request
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) After Interpol on Saturday refused to issue a red corner notice (RCN) against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said it will submit a fresh request for the same.
2017-12-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Service to society can change the world: Hrithik
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan, who will be playing educationist Anand Kumar in the biopic "Super 30", regards contribution and service to society as the most important virtue.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Desist from making illegal comments about Governor's role, says TN official
Chennai, Dec 16 (IANS) Persons prejudiced against the office of the Governor should refrain from making comments as attempts to disrespect the Constitutional office will be deemed illegal, said a top official in Tamil Nadu Governor's office on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
A kiss on mother's forehead, a perfect farewell to Sonia
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) As Sonia Gandhi handed over the charge of Congress President to her son Rahul Gandhi on a chilly Saturday morning admist fanfare and celebrations laced with mixed emotions, nothing could have been a more picture-perfect moment than the one in which he kissed his mother on her forehead.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN Inspector got killed by colleague's pistol: Rajasthan Police
Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) Police Inspector Periyapandi, leading a special team to crack a gold heist that took place in Chennai last month, was shot dead by his colleague's pistol, said a senior police officer here on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ranji Trophy: Karnataka favourites against Vidarbha, Umesh availability in doubt (Preview)
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Eight-time champions Karnataka will be hot favourites against Vidarbha who are still not sure of the services of India speedster Umesh Yadav when the two sides clash in the semifinal of the Ranji Trophy at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
AGP announces opposition to bill amending citizenship act
Guwahati, Dec 16 (IANS) The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Saturday expressed its opposition to the Central government's move to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 during the current session of the Parliament.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
FC Goa outclass Delhi Dynamos to top ISL table
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) FC Goa outclassed hosts Delhi Dynamos 5-1 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday to go on top of the table in the India Super League (ISL) season four.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
Superseries Finals: Shuttler Sindhu storms into final
Dubai, Dec 16 (IANS) Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu on Saturday stormed
2017-12-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
Withdraw draconian FRDI bill, demands Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Describing the proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, 2017 as the "biggest assault" on financial security of the poor and the middle classes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked the Central government to withdraw the legislation.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
UIDAI puts Airtel, Airtel Bank's Aadhaar-linked e-KYC services on hold
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has temporarily suspended telecom major Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank's "Aadhaar linked e-KYC" services for alleged misuse of the facility.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Former TV host Suhaib Ilyasi convicted for his wife's murder
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) A court here on Saturday convicted former TV serial producer Suhaib Ilyasi of murdering his wife in 2000.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi launches road project in Meghalaya, bats for NE development
Shillong, Dec 16 (IANS) Inaugurating the Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura road project here in Meghalaya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stressed the need for connectivity to ensure development in the north-eastern region (NE).
2017-12-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sonia tells party workers to introspect, be ready for sacrifices
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi, who on Saturday retired as Congress chief - a position she had held since 1998, said the party must "look within" to fight the forces that attack the fundamentals of the Constitution and also be ready to make any sacrifice.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Powell helps aspiring athletes with valuable tips
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Legendary long-jumper Mike Powell on Saturday helped aspiring local athletes with valuable tips here, asking them not to think much about faulty jumps.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Athletics
Gerrari off-roaders lead post stage 2 of JK Tyre-Orange 4x4 Fury
Dambuk Valley (Arunachal Pradesh), Dec 16 (IANS) The JK Tyre-Orange 4x4 Fury, the ultimate natural offloading event in the country, got off to a spectacular start here at the picturesque lower Dibang Valley on Saturday, with the Gerrari off-roaders from Chandigarh streaking into the lead after Stage 2.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Motorsports
You have to be worried over current state of Indian tennis: Vijay Amritraj
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Indian tennis great Vijay Amritraj on Saturday said there is enough reason to be "worried" about the sport in the country, adding that if homegrown players want to make a mark abroad, there needs to be a proper system in place.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Gold worth over Rs 3 crore seized in Bengal, Assam; 4 held
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) In separate operations in Assam and West Bengal, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 10.5 kg gold valued at Rs 3 crore in the international market. It was smuggled into India from neighbouring countries, the agency said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dhawan confident of India prevailing in series decider
Visakhapatnam, Dec 16 (IANS) On the eve of the ODI series decider here against Sri Lanka, India opener Shikhar Dhawan expressed confidence on the hosts' ability to demolish any side.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Youths will respond to Rahul Gandhi's call: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday said that youths will respond to new party President Rahul Gandhi's call for an "alternative narrative" based on equal opportunity and jobs for the youth in the country.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Gurugram man found murdered in Delhi
Gurugram, Dec 16 (IANS) A 28-year-old man, who was abducted after being offered a lift in a car from Gurugram bus stand on Thursday evening, has been found murdered in Delhi, his family has alleged.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Can't digest Gujarat exit polls forecast: Uddhav Thackeray
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday expressed his strong disagreement with all the forecasts by various exit polls, predicting comfortable to huge victory margins, for ally Bharatiya Janata Party in the Gujarat assembly elections.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Iraqi forces launch operation to clear IS remnants in Iraq
Baghdad, Dec 16 (IANS) Iraqi security forces launched an operation on Saturday to hunt down remnants of Islamic State (IS) militants in the rugged rural areas in northern central Iraq, the Iraqi military said.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Iraq,Terrorism
Sonia gets emotional as she remembers Indira, Rajiv
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi on Saturday got emotional as she recollected the sacrifices made by her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi and husband Rajiv Gandhi for the country and said she decided to join politics when she felt "Congress was facing a crisis and communal forces were gaining strength".
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Health services hit in Rajasthan as doctors go on mass leave
Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) Medical and health services were crippled in state-run government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors went on mass casual leave on Saturday to press their demands, including raise in allowances and cancellation of cases against protesting doctors.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
DU asks colleges to shortlist names for faculty recruitment
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) In a move to push the long-stalled faculty recruitment process, Delhi University (DU) has asked its colleges to shortlist candidates for appointment as Assistant Professor.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
NIC to develop network for e-way bill system
Bengaluru, Dec 16 (IANS) The state-run National Informatics Centre (NIC) will develop a network to implement the e-way bill system from February 1 next, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Politics
3 killed in 6.5-magnitude Indonesia earthquake
Jakarta, Dec 16 (IANS) At least three people were killed and seven injured in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Java damaging 950 buildings, officials said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Saudi Arabia bans cow imports from Spain
Riyadh, Dec 16 (IANS/WAM) The Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has imposed a temporary ban on importing cows from Spain following the detection of mad cow disease in some farms in the country.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Pradhan inaugurates first 2 CNG stations in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 (IANS) Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday inaugurated Odisha's first two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations at Chandrasekharpur and Patia area of Bhubaneswar.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
KoPT awaits Centre's nod for land lease to private developers
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) The Kolkata Port Trust is awaiting the Centre's approval for leasing out 111 acres of its land to private developers for a township project, a top official said here on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
5-day fencing training camp ends
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) A five-day fencing training camp, sponsored as part of Bonjour India by the Embassy of France in association with the Fencing Association of India (FAI), ended on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Universities to present their plans for chairs in January
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked varsities to present proposals in January on their plans to set up chairs named after Deen Dayal Upadhyaya and Swami Dayanand Saraswati, informed sources said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Now devotees can't enter sanctum sanctorum of Jagannath Temple
Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to impose restrictions on the entry of devotees, including VVIPs, into the sanctum sanctorum of Puri's Sri Jagannath Temple.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion
British envoy draws attention to plastic pollution in oceans
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Juxtaposing the naturalness of silk with the artificiality of plastic, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith on Saturday drew attention to the health of rivers and plastic pollution in the oceans.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Two women fighter pilots among over 100 Flying Officers commissioned into IAF
Hyderabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Over 100 officers, including two women fighter pilots, were commissioned in the Indian Air Force on Saturday during the Combined Graduation Parade of Pilots and Ground Duty Officers at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal near here.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Hasina releases postage stamp as Bangladesh marks Victory Day
Dhaka, Dec 16 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday released a Taka 10 commemorative postage stamp on the country's 47th Victory Day marking its emergence as an independent nation after a bloody nine-month war against the Pakistani occupation forces in 1971.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
I-League: Plaza brace helps East Bengal beat Churchill
Barasat (West Bengal), Dec 16 (IANS) Trinidadian striker Willis Plaza struck late in both halves to help East Bengal script a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Churchill Brothers in a rip-roaring I-League football encounter at the Vidyasagar Krirangan here on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Shatrughan Sinha congratulates Rahul Gandhi, says long live INC
Patna, Dec 16 (IANS) BJP member of Parliament Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday congratulated Rahul Gandhi on becoming the new Congress President and wished well for the future of India's oldest political party.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
We have created our problems, says ATK coach
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Defending champions ATK's coach Teddy Sheringham on Saturday said the team has created its own problems by not winning any matches so far in the Indian Super League (ISL).
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Not me, my mother will contest from Rae Bareli: Priyanka
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday scotched speculation about Sonia Gandhi retiring from politics, saying her mother will fight from her Lok Sabha constituency of Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 general elections.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arrest warrant issued against Big Boss contestant Arshi Khan
Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) Controversial Bigg Boss Season 11 contestant Arshi Khan could be headed for legal trouble, with a court in Punjab's Jalandhar city issuing an arrest warrant against her.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two NDFB terrorists gunned down
Guwahati, Dec 16 (IANS) Two cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland's (NDFB) anti-talk faction were gunned down by Assam Rifles personnel during a joint operation with Assam and Meghalaya Policealong the inter-state border on Saturday, a defence official said.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
ISL: Mumbai eye top-four spot (Preview)
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) A confident Mumbai City FC will aim to enter the top four when they take on defending champions ATK in an Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Sunday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
ISL: Delhi versus Goa match registers low attendence
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Indian Super League (ISL) season four fixture between Delhi Dynamos and FC Goa at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday recorded low attendence.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
India must develop $100 billion companies to become global leader: Minister
Panaji, Dec 16 (IANS) India can take over the global economic leadership in the 21st century if it manages to create $100 billion companies across sectors on the home soil, Union Minister Jayant Sinha said here on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'India's Next Top Model' picks Ahmedabad's Riya as winner
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Riya Subodh, who hails from Ahmedabad, has been chosen as the winner of the third season of "Indias Next Top Model".
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rahul Gandhi receives bouquets and brickbats on elevation
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi's elevation received both bouquets and brickbats from political quarters with some leaders welcoming the new Congress President while others attacked him for being the symbol of dynasty politics.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Loud firecrackers interrupt Sonia's last speech as President
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) As Sonia Gandhi took to the stage to deliver her last speech as Congress President after handing charge to her son Rahul Gandhi, she was forced to pause several times as the loud fireworks set off by enthusiastic party workers drowned out her voice. "I can't speak," she said helplessly.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UIDAI temporarily suspends Airtel, Airtel Payments Bank's 'Aadhaar linked e-KYC' services
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has temporarily suspended telecom major Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payment Bank's "Aadhaar linked e-KYC" services, a company statement said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Health services derailed across Rajasthan as doctors begin indefinite strike
Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) Medical and health services were crippled in government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors declared they were going on indefinite strike from Saturday, advancing their stir which was earlier scheduled to begin on Monday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
'Savage' personal attacks made Rahul stronger: Sonia
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) An emotional Sonia Gandhi, who retired as Congress chief - a position she had held since 1998, said "savage personal attacks" by his opponents had made her son and new party President Rahul Gandhi "brave and strong-hearted".
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengaluru police say no to Sunny Leone's New Year bash
Bengaluru, Dec 16 (IANS) Bengaluru Police Commissioner T. Suneel Kumar on Saturday denied permission to a New Year bash in the city where Bollywood cine star Sunny Leone has been invited to perform, ostensibly to "maintain law and order" and prevent any "untoward incident".
2017-12-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Defence/Security
Mercury to remain low for three days in NCR, air improves
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) With dry and cold northwesterly winds blowing, the mercury may fall by a degree for the next three days, with the minimum temperature around Delhi likely to hover around 7 degrees, the weatherman said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cameron to set up 750 mn pounds UK-China investment fund
London, Dec 16 (IANS) Former British Prime Minister David Cameron is helping to set up up a new 750 million pounds UK-China investment fund aimed at forging closer ties between the two countries, the media reported.
2017-12-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Pakistan sets December 16 as Black Day over school massacre
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday vowed to remember December 16 as a Black Day when around 150 people, including over 130 children, were killed in a brutal terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar city.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Education
Health services derailed in Rajasthan as doctors go on indefinite strike
Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) Medical and health services crippled in government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors declared they were to going on indefinite strike from Saturday, advancing their stir which was earlier scheduled to begin on Monday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Lakshmanan aims to defend crown at 25K race
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Defending champion and course record holder G. Lakshmanan and L. Suriya, who just scorched the Delhi Half Marathon, could be the top Indian contenders in the TSK 25K here on Sunday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Athletics
3 killed in Philippines storm
Bangkok, Dec 16 (IANS) At least three people were killed and six others went missing after tropical storm Urduja struck the central Philippines, officials said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Anil Kapoor 'ready' to act in street plays
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Anil Kapoor says artistes should experiment with mediums and so, he is even willing to act in a street play.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
UIDAI temporarily suspends Airtel, Airtel Payments Bank's 'Aadhaar linked e-KYC' services
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has temporarily suspended telecom major Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payment Bank's "Aadhaar linked e-KYC" services, a company statement said on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sonia, a reluctant entrant into politics who renounced power (Profile)
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi, the longest serving Congress president who handed over the mantle to her son Rahul Gandhi on Saturday, had steered the party through turbulent times, taking over at a time when it appeared there was not a whiff of a chance of Congress coming to power and leading it to victory at the peak of Vajpayee era in BJP in 2004.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
World cricket's concern is future of Tests (Column: Just Sport)
Best value for all stakeholders. Its a great marketing line for selling cricket. In India the game is in a sellers market and the buyers take anything without a complaint as long as it provides some enjoyment.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
No mercy for those discriminating on basis of caste, religion: VP
Panaji, Dec 16 (IANS) No mercy should be shown to those who discriminate on the basis of caste, religion, region or sex, said Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday and bemoaned the tendency to link even icons like Mahatma Gandhi with their caste.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
All 438 Central Railway stations to have LED lights by March
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) The Central Railway is on way to install energy-saving LED lights at all its 438 stations by March 2018, and exploit solar and wind power in a big way to cut on electricity bills, an official said here on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Golfer Rohana takes charge in 3rd round of TATA Open
Jamshedpur, Dec 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan Anura Rohana followed up his stunning second-round 10-under 61 with a top-class five-under-66 in round three of the 16th TATA Open 2017 to storm into a three-shot lead on an extremely windy day at the Golmuri Golf Course here on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Golf
Ramkumar wins invitational tennis meet
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Ramkumar Ramanathan clinched the 2nd edition of the Premjit Lall Invitational tennis meet on Saturday.
2017-12-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Took inspiration from Jaya, Madhuri for 'Piya Albela' character: Sheen Das
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Television actress Sheen Das says that she took inspiration from actresses Jaya Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit-Nene for her character in "Piya Albela".
2017-12-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood