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Agra MP wants AIIMS status for S.N. Medical College
Agra, July 19 (IANS) Agra MP S.P. Singh Baghael has demanded AIIMS-type facilities and status for the Sarojini Naidu Medical College, founded in 1854 as Thompson Medical School, one of the three oldest medical institutions in the country.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Ahead of Maharashtra polls, Aditya Thackeray hits the road to 'thank' voters
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Yuva Sena leader Aditya Thackeray has done what no other Thackeray did before him - hit the road in a grueling 4,000 km long 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' ahead of the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Chinese fest fave 'Ash Is Purest White' to open in India
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Chinese director Jia Zhangke's film "Ash Is Purest White" will release in India on August 2. The film is a love story set in contemporary China, and was selected for the 2018 edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Centre's reply sought on parenting norms over divorce
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and sought its response on a plea seeking framing of a law for joint parenting of a child in the event of a divorce.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Prithu Gupta becomes India's 64th Grandmaster
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Prithu Gupta became India's 64th Grandmaster on Friday after he crossed the Elo threshold of 2500 points by beating IM Lev Yankelevich in the fifth round of the Portuguese League 2019.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Kadaram Kondan ': Decent if not effective (IANS review)
Film: "Kadaram Kondan"; Cast: Vikram, Akshara Haasan, Abi Haasan and Lena; Director: Rajesh M Selva; IANS Rating: * * & 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Ford recalls 22,690 previous-generation Endeavour vehicles
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Automobile major Ford India on Friday said it has voluntarily recalled 22,690 previous-generation Endeavour vehicles to inspect front airbag inflators.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Manika Batra withdraws from individual events of Commonwealth TT Championships
Cuttack, July 19 (IANS) Star Indian paddler Manika Batra has withdrawn from all individual events of the ongoing Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships citing ill health. The 24-year-old, alongwith Sharath Kamal led the Indian contingent in the tournament, and a redraw of the women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles will be required because of her withdrawal.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Pakistan faces UK aid cut as pressures grow
London, July 19 (IANS) Britain's aid to Pakistan could reduce significantly by next year as pressure on the government grows to cut foreign aid to all countries amidst Brexit crisis, rise in poverty at home and a parliamentary inquiry into aid for Pakistan reviewing aid from 2013 to 2018, Geo News has reported.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Rohit Shekhar death: Court to consider charge sheet on Saturday
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A Delhi Court will on Saturday take cognisance of the charge sheet filed in the case related to the death of late Congress leader Narayan Datt Tiwari's son Rohit Shekhar Tiwari.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
It hit me when I got the mail from ICC: Donald
London, July 19 (IANS) Legendary South Africa pacer Allan Donald said he was shocked to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, adding that when he got the email, it hit him and he was overwhelmed.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Now fake FaceApp infecting users' devices: Kaspersky
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) At a time when "photo-morphing" application FaceApp is courting controversy, a fake app that is designed to trick users into thinking it is a certified version of FaceApp is infecting users' devices with an adware module called "MobiDash", cybersecurity firm Kaspersky said on Friday.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Physio Leipus parts way with Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) physiotherapist Andrew Leipus will no longer be part of the set-up as he has decided to move on after spending 12 years with the franchise, the former India team physio said in a tweet.
2019-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Priyanka's arrest shows BJP's arrogance: Congress
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Congress on Friday condemned the Uttar Pradesh government for detaining its leader Priyanka Gandhi when she was going to meet the kin of those killed in caste violence in Sonebhadra district.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Countries with strong women's rights grow faster
New York, July 19 (IANS) Researchers have found that countries with strong women's rights are more likely to have faster growth and better health outcomes than those who don't promote and protect these values.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United States,IANS Life,IPL 2015,Commonwealth Games 2014
Hangul numbers 'alarming', but not beyond redemption: Official
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) Hangul or the Indian elk found exclusively in the higher rises of the Kashmir Valley is said to be in the red zone. A senior wildlife warden who has spent over a decade looking after their population inside the Dachigam National Park on Friday said the overall scenario of the Hangul (Kashmiri stag) population is not as grim as it seemed in a cursory study of a recently published census report.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Camera lens worth $13,000 sold for $94 during Amazon Prime Day
San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) A technical error during the Amazon Prime Day sale has brought cheers for online shoppers who booked high-end camera lenses worth thousands of dollars for under $100 and received the photography gear at home.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Global device shipments set to decline 3% in 2019: Gartner
London, July 19 (IANS) Global shipments of devices, including PCs, tablets and mobile phones, will total 2.2 billion units in 2019, a decline of 3.3 per cent year-over-year (YoY), a report by Gartner Inc. said on Friday.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Bihar cops seek RSS details: Giriraj slams Nitish, Sushil
Patna, July 19 (IANS) Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Friday attacked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi for the issuing of a letter from the Bihar Police Special Branch directing the gathering of information on the state functionaries of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and its 18 affiliates.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Karantaka Congress moves SC to reconsider July 17 order
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Karnataka Congress President Dinesh Gundu Rao on Friday moved the Supreme Court challenging its July 17 order which permitted 15 dissident MLAs of the Congress and JD-S to opt out of Assembly session.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Govinda's dance inspires TV star Vishal Aditya Singh
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actor Vishal Aditya Singh, who is a participatant in the ninth season of "Nach Baliye", says he is trying to adapt the "carefree" dancing style of actor Govinda.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Happy 40th birthday: Tokyo exhibit evokes Walkman nostalgia
Tokyo, July 19 (IANS) Walking on the street and, at the same time, listening to music was inconceivable until the appearance of Walkman, a small audio player that introduced the revolutionary concept of portable music that charmed the world 40 years ago.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Japan,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
2 former PMs, a president now under imprisonment in Pakistan
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) With the arrest of former Pakistan prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday, the country's two former prime ministers and a president are now under imprisonment over corruption charges.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Wrestlers stranded without power after transformer goes kaput in national camp
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) Ace Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat on Friday said that she and other wrestlers at the national camp in Lucknow were stranded without electricity for over 24 hours. While Vinesh made her displeasure known on social media, the real reason behind the delay in restoration of power was the time taken to fix the local transformer.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Lok Sabha passes Protection of Human Rights Bill
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS A Bill to protect the rights of "right people", including vulnerable, farmers and financially backward persons, was on Friday passed in the Lok Sabha with voice vote.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Mission Mangal' trailer sets off meme fest
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) The trailer of "Mission Mangal" has inspired hilarious memes from a section of social media.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Umiam Dam lifespan reduced by 5 years due to pollution
Shillong, July 19 (IANS) The lifespan of Meghalaya's Umiam Dam, one of the oldest hydroelectric power generation structures in the region, has been reduced by five years due to pollution and siltation. It is expected to end by 2024.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Environment/Wildlife
I-League clubs cry foul, say AIFF didn't give them clear picture
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The battle for supremacy between the I-League clubs and the Indian Super League (ISL) took an all new turn in June when the All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary Kushal Das revealed that as per the Master Rights Agreement (MRA) signed between AIFF and Football Sports Development Limited (initially IMG-Reliance) in 2010, the ISL was set to become the top league of the country as well as a closed one. But I-League club are now claiming that they were never aware of such a scenario when they signed the contracts.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Priyanka-Yogi battle looms over Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) What the Congress could not do during the Lok Sabha elections, Priyanka Gandhi has done now -- she has pitted herself against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the Sonebhadra carnage issue.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Media-celeb equation thrives on mutual respect, say stars
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) As the ugly spat between actress Kangana Ranaut and a section of media continues, Bollywood celebrities from Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra to Siddharth Malhotra and Adah Sharma said that the relationship between the two fraternity should be based on professionalism and mutual respect.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Udacity partners AWS for tech scholarship programme
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Global learning platform Udacity on Friday announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to launch the "DeepRacer Scholarship Challenge", to help students expand their deep learning skills.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Education
With no respite for FPIs, Sensex nosedives 560 pts
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) As the government swept aside any scope of revoking or tweaking the tax on "super-rich" adversely affecting a chunk of FPIs, a major driver of Indian stock market, Sensex on Friday slumped over 560 points.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Karnataka Governor extends deadline, asks CM to prove majority by 6 p.m.
Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on Friday extended the deadline for Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to prove his government's majority in the state legislative Assembly here till 6 p.m., after the latter missed the 1.30 p.m. deadline set by the Governor.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
'Ghatam' my alternate soul: Grammy-winner Vinayakram
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Padma Bhushan recipient musician Vikku Vinayakram is credited for putting the Carnatic music instrument of 'Ghatam' (an earthen pot) on the world map by playing it for a Grammy-winning music album.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Features,Art/Culture/Books
Crucial files from Sidhu's previous department go missing
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) In a major goof-up, crucial government files, including one pertaining to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in a case of Rs 1,144-crore Ludhiana City Centre scam, have gone missing from the previous department of Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Don't do marketing of West Bengal: LS Speaker
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday asked a Trinamool Congress MP not to do "marketing" of the West Bengal government when the latter countered the Centre's allegation that the state was not joining the Ayushman Bharat scheme.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Narayana Murthy awarded honorary doctorate by London varsity
London, July 19 (IANS) Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy on Friday was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by Royal Holloway, University of London, for his outstanding contribution to the field of Computer Science and the role model he represents in India and on the global stage.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
My parents want me to date 'susheel ladka': Sonakshi
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha's parents want her to date a "susheel ladka", and she says it is hard to find someone like that in Bollywood.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC seeks AG's help on plea over minority definition
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the assistance of Attorney General K.K. Venugopal in dealing with a plea challenging the validity of a 26-year-old notification declaring five communities as minority.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Dalai Lama greets European Commission President
Dharamsala, July 19 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday congratulated Ursula Von der Leyen on her election as the next President of the European Commission.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Religion
Rijiju launches AIFF Golden Baby Leagues Handbook 2019-20
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, along with Kushal Das, General Secretary of AIFF, launched the AIFF Golden Baby Leagues Handbook 2019-20 on the sidelines of the Intercontinental Cup in Ahmedabad.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Trump says US warship destroyed Iranian drone; Tehran denies (3rd Lead)
Washington, July 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that the American military destroyed an Iranian drone that came within 1,000 yards of one of its naval vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, a claim rejected by Tehran on Friday.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Politics
'The Lion King' roars into Indian box-office
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) After breathing new life in the Rudyard Kipling classic "The Jungle Book", director Jon Favreau is back with "The Lion King" in a bigger and better avatar, and the Disney classic is expected to roar loud in India.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Congress moves Supreme Court over Karnataka
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Karnataka Congress President Dinesh Gundu Rao moved the Supreme Court on Friday, claiming that its July 17 order violated the party's right to issue a whip to its MLAs.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
PM seeks inputs for I-Day speech; gets 850 in 2 hours
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invited inputs for his Independence Day speech on August 15 -- and received over 850 suggestions within two hours.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Congress moves SC against it's July 17 order on Karnataka crisis
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2019-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Scarlett Keeling case: Beach shack worker gets 10 years jail
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The Bombay High Court in Goa on Friday convicted Samson D'Souza, a beach shack worker accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old British teenager Scarlett Keeling and leaving her to die at Goa's Anjuna beach in 2008, to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India will overachieve Paris pact targets by 60%: IEEFA
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India would significantly exceed its 2015 Paris Agreement target of a 40 per cent share of installed power capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030, the US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Friday.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
5.6-magnitude quake hits NE region, no casualties
Shillong, July 19 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted India's northeastern region on Friday, an official said. No casualties have been reported so far.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Vivek Kumar, 2004 batch IFS, is PS to Modi
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Vivek Kumar, a 2004 batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), was on Friday appointed as Private Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Apple users are replacing iPhones with Samsung: Report
San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) Less and less Apple users are sticking with iPhones when it comes to replacement and are switching to Android phones, especially Samsung, a new report by BankMyCell has said.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Richa Bharti alleges getting threats, provided security
Ranchi, July 19 (IANS) Richa Bharti, the 19-year-old college student who was arrested for an objectionable Facebook post and released on bail on Wednesday by a Ranchi court, has been provided security cover after she informed the court about receiving threats over the social media.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mi A3 Asian debut scheduled for July 31 in Malaysia
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) After launching its latest smartphone 'Mi A3' in Spain, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is reportedly planning to introduce it in the Asian market starting with Malaysia on July 31.
2019-07-19
Category: International, China,Technology
Don't touch my staff, Speaker warns opposition MP
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday warned an agitating opposition member not to touch any of the parliamentary staff while protesting near his podium over the development in Karnataka.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chinese experts to test long-lasting HIV vaccine on humans
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) A group of Chinese scientists will start trialing a long-lasting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) vaccine on 160 volunteers, the first time that such a vaccine has reached a second-phase human trial, the official newspaper China Daily reported on Friday.
2019-07-19
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Race plays no role in kids' language skills: Study
New York, July 19 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that race plays no role in the amount and quality of words mothers use with their children or with the language skills children later develop.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Stolen novel idea 'motive' behind Japan arson attack
Tokyo, July 19 (IANS) The motive behind the arson attack at an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto which killed 33 people a day earlier, may have been the theft of ideas, the media reported on Friday.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India down 3 places in mobile, broadband speed: Report
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India's ranking in terms of mobile internet and fixed broadband speed declined by three places in June to 74th and 126th positions respectively, a report by Ookla said on Friday.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
How a headset transmitted those famous words from Neil Armstrong
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." As Commander Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon on July 20, 1969, his "Plantronics MS50" headset helped transmit these historic words to the Earth.
2019-07-19
Category: International, India,Science/Tech
Jamshedpur FC sign Spanish midfielder Aitor Monroy
Jamshedpur, July 19 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC continued their squad building process with the addition of Spanish midfield player Aitor Monroy to their roster, the club said in a statement on Friday.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football
Lodha & BCCI stunned as CoA asks Kohli-Shastri to decide on WAGs travel
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The bizarre move by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) asking the India captain and coach to decide on travel schedule of the WAGs has not just taken the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials by surprise, but also former Chief Justice R.M. Lodha. Lodha panel's set of proposals was the yardstick for the formation of the new BCCI constitution, but the former CJI is surprised at how things have panned out in the last two years.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Heroin valued at Rs 600 crore seized in Delhi
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Police have seized around 150 kg of Afghan origin heroin valued at Rs 600 crore in the international market, officials said on Friday.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Trump nominates lawyer Eugene Scalia as Labour Secretary
Washington, July 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has nominated a right-wing corporate lawyer to be the new Secretary of Labour after his predecessor was forced to step down due to past negligence in the prosecution of a billionaire accused of child sex trafficking.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Twinkle collaborates with supermodel Natalia Vodianova
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Writer-producer Twinkle Khanna is collaborating with the international supermodel Natalia Vodianova for a charitable cause.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Militants kill Mehbooba kin's guard in J&K
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) Militants on Friday shot dead the security guard of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's cousin and decamped with his service rifle in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Priyanka detained on way to scene of caste killing (2nd Lead)
Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), July 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi was detained at the Chunar Guest House here after she was stopped from going to Murtiya village in Sonebhadra district in Uttar Pradesh where 10 people were killed over a land dispute.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Musk envisions SpaceX Starship's lunar landing by 2021
San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) Uncrewed SpaceX Starship could land on the moon by 2021, following which, a manned moon mission could be a quick possibility, SpaceX founder Elon Musk has said.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
S. Korean sets himself on fire near Japanese embassy, dies
Seoul, July 19 (IANS) A 78-year-old South Korean man died on Friday after setting himself on fire in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, the police said, amid rising trade and political disputes between Seoul and Tokyo.
2019-07-19
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Politics
3 suspected cattle thieves lynched to death in Bihar's Saran
Patna, July 19 (IANS) In another case of street justice in a Bihar village, three men were allegedly thrashed to death and one critically injured by villagers over suspicion of cattle theft on Friday, police said.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Naidu pulls up Modi minister for absence in Rajya Sabha
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) After Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed his displeasure over ministers skipping Parliament proceedings, Rajya Sabha Chairperson M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday embarrassed the government by pulling up Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairying, Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, for being absent recently when his named was called.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Opposition walks out of Lok Sabha over Karnataka
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The opposition, including the Congress, DMK and TMC, on Friday walked out of the Lok Sabha over the Karnataka crisis, accusing the BJP of destabilizing the state government.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Budget's message to investors rather regressive: Porinju Veliyath
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) The government's Budget 2019-20 lays out a long-term vision but the message it gives to the larger investment community is rather regressive, veteran investor Porinju Veliyath has said.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Scarlett murder case: CBI seeks maximum penalty for accused
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Samson D'Souza, a beach shack worker who was convicted for sexual assault and death of a 15-year-old British teenager Scarlett Keeling at Anjuna beach in 2008, should be severely punished and the victim's mother should be compensated for trauma, CBI prosecutor Ejaz Khan told the Bombay High Court in Panaji on Friday.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka CM misses Governor's deadline for floor test in Assembly
Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday missed the 1.30 p.m. deadline given by Governor Vajubhai Vala to prove majority in the state legislative Assembly here.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
SC queries Centre, Assam on re-verification of NRC
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday questioned the Centre and the Assam government's request seeking extension on the publication of the final NRC citing 20 per cent re-verification of the draft NRC data to rule out discrepancies. The NRC is scheduled for publication on July 31.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
CRPF trooper killed as teen rams Mercedes into car
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A CRPF trooper was killed when the teenage son of a Noida businessman rammed his Mercedes car into a car occupied by three paramilitary personnel here, police said on Friday.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sonebhadra carnage: 200 men on 32 tractors fired for an hour
Sonebhadra, July 19 (IANS) The bloody clashes that left 10 persons dead in Murtiya village in Sonebhadra now seem like a scene straight out of a Bollywood potboiler.
2019-07-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manu Jain explains why Redmi K20 smartphones are expensive
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) As smartphone users took to social media complaining about the high price of newly-launched Redmi K20 and K20 Pro, Xiaomi India Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain on Friday wrote an open letter to Mi fans on why these devices are expensive.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Sonbhadra carnage: Yogi blames Congress for dispute
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday blamed the Congress for the land dispute which led to the Sonbhadra carnage in which 10 persons were killed and 24 injured.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sachin, Donald & Fitzpatrick inducted in ICC Hall of Fame
London, July 19 (IANS) Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, alongside retired South Africa pacer Allan Donald and former Australia woman fast bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Twitter, AI used to track people's physical activities
New York, July 19 (IANS) Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data from various social media sites, researchers tracked people's physical activities, from bowling to crossfit, in a bid to inform future efforts to tackle health disparities.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
ALERT: Karnataka Governor's deadline ends, no trust vote yet; House adjourned till 3 p.m.
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2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
House panels delayed, Naidu asks parties for names on priority
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Miffed over political parties not nominating members for various Standing Committees, Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday appealed to all the parties to send the names for the House panels at the earliest.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Women now more competent but less ambitious and decisive: Study
New York, July 19 (IANS) Women are no longer regarded less competent than men on average but are still seen as less ambitious and decisive -- a disadvantage in the leadership role, finds a study.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
World's highest aquarium starts trial operation in China's Qinghai
Xining, July 19 (IANS) The world's highest aquarium has opened for trial operation in northwest China's Qinghai Province, news agency Xinhua reported.
2019-07-19
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
'Family Of Thakurganj': Familiar hang-ups (IANS review)
Film: "Family Of Thakurganj"; Cast: Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahie Gill, Saurabh Shukla, Nandish Singh; Direction: Manoj K. Jha; IANS rating: ** (two stars)
2019-07-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Child actor Shivlekh Singh killed in road accident
Raipur, July 19 (IANS) "Sasural Simar Ka" actor Shivlekh Singh was killed in a car crash here on Thursday, police said. He was 14.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
9 killed, 33 injured in blast outside Kabul University
Kabul, July 19 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 33 others injured after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car near a gate of Kabul University here on Friday, officials said.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Israel,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Centre's response sought on plea on green flag ban
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to file a response on a public suit seeking a ban on green flags with crescent and star which resembles those of the Pakistan Muslim League.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Cousins Taimur, Inaya's day out in park
London, July 19 (IANS) Cousins Taimur Ali Khan and Inaaya Naumi Kemmu shared an adorable moment as they walked holding hands in a park here.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dhanush to star in Karthik Subbaraj's gangster-thriller
Chennai, July 19 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Dhanush will be starring in director Karthik Subbaraj's upcoming Tamil gangster-thriller film, which will be completely shot the United Kingdom.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Samsung asks local partners to secure Japanese parts
Seoul, July 19 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. is exploring all possible means to secure stockpiles of Japanese materials in preparation for Tokyo expanding its export restrictions, company sources said.
2019-07-19
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Zimbabwe Cricket suspension: Raza, Taylor express disappointment
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The decision of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to suspend Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has left many cricketers from the country disappointed.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Saaho' release date shifted to August 30
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor starrer "Saaho" will now release on August 30. The film was earlier scheduled to hit the screens on August 15.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SFI stabbing: Knife recovered, Opposition meets Governor
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) The Kerala Police on Friday recovered the knife used in the stabbing of a third-year graduate student here, even as protests continued over the murder and the Governor was urged to intervene in the PSC and collegiate education handling.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC wants ruling in Babri Masjid case in 9 months
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed that a judgement in the Babri Masjid demolition case against senior BJP leaders L.K. Advani, M.M. Joshi and others should be delivered in nine months from Friday.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
4 killed, 16 injured in blast outside Kabul University
Kabul, July 19 (IANS) Four people were killed and 16 others sustained injuries as a blast hit the southern gate of Kabul University here on Friday, news agency Xinhua reported.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
Google's local news test app starts in Youngstown, Ohio
San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) Moving forward with its plans to improve local news results, Google has decided Youngstown, Ohio in the US as the first city for its "Compass" experiment which is part of the Google News Initiatives Local Experiments Project.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Detailed project report of Indo-Nepal railway line finalised
Nepalgunj, July 19 (IANS) Having received the detailed project report (DPR) from India on the proposed cross-border railway line between Indias Rupaidiya and Kohalpur in Banke, the Nepal government is preparing to start the process of land acquisition for the project, the Himalayan Times reported.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Teen rams Mercedes, injures CRPF troopers
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The undergraduate son of a Noida businessman on a nightout rammed his Mercedes car into a hatchback which had Central Reserve Police Force troopers on board.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India-Nepal oil pipeline to open next month
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) The Motihari-Amlekhgunj oil pipeline project will start commercial operation by August following virtual inauguration of the Nepal-India bilateral project by executive heads of the two countries, the Himalayan Times reported on Friday.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Light of my world', Nick wishes Priyanka on 37th birthday
New York, July 19 (IANS) American pop singer Nick Jonas shared a heart-melting birthday wish for his actress wife Priyanka Chopra Jonas, whom he called the "light of my world".
2019-07-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Melbourne's Formula 1 event contract extended till 2025
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Melbourne will host the Formula 1 Grand Prix until at least 2025, officials on Friday revealed, announcing a two-year extension for racing at the city's iconic Albert Park circuit.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Motorsports
Rajasthan government declares 'Super 30' tax-free
Jaipur, July 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced that Hrithik Roshan-starrer "Super 30", based on the life of educationist Anand Kumar, who runs the Super 30 programme for IIT-JEE aspirants from poor families, has been declared tax-free in the state.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Limited' DRS to be used in Ranji knockout matches
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided that the knockout matches in the Ranji Trophy tournament from this season onwards will see the usage of "limited" DRS.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
2020 iPhones to have 3D ToF sensor in rear camera: Report
San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to incorporate Time of Flight (ToF) 3D sensing rear camera system in next year's iPhone models.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Instagram to now alert violators before deleting accounts
San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) Whilst users from around the world are protesting against Instagram blocking their accounts for "no apparent reason" citing "policy violations", the photo-messaging platform has now decided to warn users when their account is going to being deleted.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pakistan lost over Rs 8 billion due to airspace closure
Karachi, July 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) suffered a loss of Rs 8.5 billion because of airspace restrictions since February, according to Pakistani media reports.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Politics
Stitches hurt like mad: Sameera on C-Section
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actress Sameera Reddy has shared her postpartum journey. She says it's hard on the body when it's a C-Section because her stitches "hurt like mad".
2019-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google, Facebook secretly tracking your porn-viewing habits
New York, July 19 (IANS) If you think watching pornographic material in the "incognito" mode will not let anyone know, you are mistaken. Google, Facebook and even Oracle cloud are secretly tracking the porn you watch even when you switch on the "incognito" mode on your laptop or smartphone.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Defence/Security
Windies tour perfect chance to look at future beyond Dhoni
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Talks of M.S. Dhonis future have made headlines right from his struggle against England in the group stage encounter at Edgbaston in the World Cup. While the team management has made it clear that they havent heard from the former India skipper, it is also unlikely that he will be travelling to the Caribbean Islands for the West Indies series. That provides the selectors with the perfect opportunity to give Rishabh Pant more game time.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Over 2.3 lakh perform Amarnath Yatra in 18 days
Jammu, July 19 (IANS) Over 2.3 lakh pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra during the last 18 days as another batch of 3,627 yatris left Jammu on Friday to offer their prayers at the holy cave shrine in Kashmir.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Sensex down 226 pts, Nifty at 11,513
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Sensex and Nifty fell after opening higher on Friday, dragged by auto and PSU Bank stocks.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Karnataka CM to move SC for stay on floor test
Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) A miffed Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will move the Supreme Court for a stay on Governor Vajubhai Vala's order to prove majority in the Assembly by 1.30 p.m. on Friday, said an official.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Microsoft logs $33.7 bn revenue in Q4, new fiscal year record
San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) Driven by growth in its Cloud and Surface laptop segments, Microsoft has posted revenue of $33.7 billion and net income of $13.2 billion for its fourth quarter that ended on June 30.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Karnataka Congress MLA still in Mumbai hospital
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Karnataka Congress MLA Shrimant Balasaheb Patil, who had to be admitted to a government hospital on Thursday after he complained of chest pain, continues to be in hospital, a top official said here on Friday.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kiwi heart-breaker Stokes nominated for New Zealander of the Year
Wellington, July 19 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who broke millions of Kiwi hearts in the recently concluded World Cup, has been nominated for the 'New Zealander of the Year' Award.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Priyanka to visit Sonbhadra to meet victims' families
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will meet on Friday the family members of the victims belonging to the Gond community who died in a clash over land dispute in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra district.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Tusker 'brothers' released in Pilibhit Tiger Reserve
Bareilly, July 19 (IANS) The two wild tuskers, who have been released in the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve were staying 'inseparable' like brother, said an official.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Howdy, Modi! Texas diaspora prepares for visit with regional flavour
New York, July 19 (IANS) The Indian diaspora in Houston is getting ready to meet the Indian Prime Minister with a Texan "Howdy, Modi!" greeting on September 22.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Google celebrates 'giant leap for mankind' with Doodle video
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first humans ever to land on the Moon aboard the Apollo 11 mission -- an extraordinary feat celebrated by Google with a Doodle video on Friday.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Bengaluru ponzi scam prime accused Khan arrested
Bengaluru/New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Multi-crore ponzi scheme scam prime accused and IMA Jewellers founder Mansoor Khan was arrested early on Friday from the New Delhi airport on arrival from Dubai by the Delhi Police, an official said.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fresh 5 who could be tried for Windies Tour
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With many of the senior players expected to be rested for the upcoming West Indies tour, where India will be playing three T20Is and as many ODIs apart from two Test matches, quite a number of fresh faces are likely to make the squad, especially for the limited-overs leg.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Selectors may ignore likes of Karthik & Kedar for Windies tour
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India played well to reach the semi-finals of the just-concluded World Cup. But going by the pre-tournament billing, Virat Kohlis boys fell short of expectations and as a result, quite a few players have come under the scanner and the tour of West Indies gives the selectors a chance to try out some fresh faces.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gill or Iyer could be perfect answer to No. 4 conundrum
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The number four slot in the Indian batting order has left a lot to be desired. Considered as one of the best batting units in the modern era, India failed to produce a number four batsman going into the 2019 World Cup and the tour of West Indies will provide the selectors the perfect opportunity to try someone like a Shubman Gill or Shreyas Iyer for that position.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Half glass water policy in UP Assembly
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) Keeping in mind the drinking water crisis that has been predicted by several agencies within the decade, the Uttar Pradesh Assembly has decided to follow the 'half glass water' policy in order to prevent wastage of water.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
After ICJ rap, Pakistan agrees to grant consular access to Jadhav
Islamabad/New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Acting on the International Court of Justice ruling, Pakistan has agreed to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav "according to Pakistani laws", the Pakistan Foreign Office said.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy
Windies tour a litmus test for skipper Kohli, coach Shastri
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The West Indies tour will be a litmus test for skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri after Indias exit in the semi-final stage of the 2019 World Cup. While it was a case of a one-off bad day, but the fact that the head coachs contract is up for renewal means that the performance of the team in West Indies will play a role in deciding if Shastri is handed an extension.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Azam Khan declared 'land mafia' by UP government
Rampur, July 19 (IANS) Samajwadi MP and former Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan has finally been declared a 'land mafia' by the Yogi Adityanath government.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Sachin, Donald & Fatzprick inducted in ICC Hall of Fame
London, July 19 (IANS) Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, alongside retired South Africa pacer Allan Donald and former Australia woman fast bowler Cathryn Fatzprick.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Kohli available for WI tour as selectors look to give fresh faces a go
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The selection of the Indian team for the West Indies tour has been postponed by a day and is to be held in Mumbai on Sunday, thanks to the new CoA diktat on the Chief Selector convening the meeting instead of the Secretary, but the focus of the five-wise men -- led by M.S.K. Prasad -- will remain the same when they sit to pick the teams. It will be all about laying the building blocks for mission 2023 -- the year of the next 50-over World Cup.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jailed Arun Saha centrifugal force in fixing rating agencies at IL&FS (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The rating agencies fiasco viz IL&FS is now common knowledge. Triple A rated IL&FS Group entities enjoyed best of credit worthiness in the market place and a whole catalogue of high profile MNCs, trusts and corporate entities subscribed to its bonds.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Pakistan to grant consular access to Jadhav
Islamabad/New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Pakistan has agreed to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, in accordance with the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Foreign Office said.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
IMA founder Mansoor Khan arrested from Delhi airport
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in the IMA Gold multi-crore cheating case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the SIT on Friday arrested its founder Mansoor Khan soon after he arrived here from the UAE.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
US warship destroys Iranian drone, says Trump
Washington, July 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has announced that a US warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
US stocks close higher after Fed official's remarks
New York, July 19 (IANS) US stocks closed higher as the market sentiment was lifted by a central bank official's remarks.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Writers back artiste who refused Sangeet Natak award
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) In response to acclaimed Kannada theatre artiste and poet S. Raghunandana's refusal to accept the Sangeet Natak Akademi award conferred on him, noted Indian writers have expressed their solidarity with him.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
US warship destroys Iranian drone: Trump
Washington, July 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that a US warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
US dollar weakens amid downbeat data
New York, July 19 (IANS) The US dollar declined against its major rivals as market participants digested a slew of downbeat data.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Hindu woman in Pakistan gets security after conversion
Karachi, July 19 (IANS) A court in Pakistan has ordered security for a Hindu woman who converted to Islam last month, the media reported.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Karnataka BJP legislators stage protest sleep in Assembly
Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) Upping the ante, about 100 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators are sleeping in the Karnataka Assembly from Thursday night to protest against the delay in taking the floor test by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on the confidence motion he moved on Thursday to prove that his Congress-JD-S coalition government has majority.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Kashmir issue has no solution: Natwar Singh
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh has said the Kashmir issue has no solution as the relation between India and Pakistan is "accident-prone".
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Over 100-year-old rail line in Sri Lanka being upgraded with Indian assistance
New Delhi/Colombo, July 19 (IANS) India's IRCON International Limited and the Sri Lankan government have inked a $91.26 million agreement for upgrading the around 130 km-long Maho-Omanthai rail line which is over 100 years old.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US woman loses daughter's custody battle in Saudi Arabia
New York, July 19 (IANS) A US woman in Saudi Arabia has lost the custody battle for her daughter as her ex-husband used her bikini photos to cite she is not fit to look after the child.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka Governor directs CM to prove majority on Friday by 1:30 p.m.
Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) On a day of high drama in the Karnataka Assembly and swift developments later, Governor Vajubhai Vala on Thursday directed Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to prove his majority on Friday by 1:30 p.m.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Rift in J&K Congress over 'Martyrs' Day' issue
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A rift has emerged within the Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Congress over the 'Martyrs' Day which is commemorated every year on July 13 in the Valley.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two commit suicide in north Delhi
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) In two separate incidents, two men allegedly committed suicide in north Delhi area on Wednesday, the police said on Thursday.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No trace of foreigners who escaped from police custody
Greater Noida, July 19 (IANS) A week after 17 foreign nationals escaped from police custody in Gautam Budh Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh, there is no trace of them.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India in 'regular consultation' with countries over Afghan peace process: MEA
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India said on Thursday that it is closely following the Afghan peace talks between the US, China, Russia and Pakistan with the Taliban and is in "regular consultation" with the "active players" on the issue.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Activists criticise raids at Lawyers Collective offices
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Activists on Thursday expressed dismay and disappointment over the raids carried out by the CBI at the Lawyers Collective's offices and the residences of its founders Anand Grover and Indira Jaising, saying that "it is an attempt to muzzle civil society voices and assault on democracy and democratic values."
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Man assaulted by two PAC constables in Greater Noida
Greater Noida, July 18 (IANS) A man was allegedly assaulted by two constables of the Uttar Pradesh Police Armed Constabulary (PAC) unit in Greater Noida, the police said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Previous quarter's limited review required before auditor resigns: Sebi proposal
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Market regulator Sebi has proposed that auditors of listed firms need to issue "limited review or audit report" for the previous quarter before they resign.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Woman injured in east Delhi house collapse
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A 32-year-old woman suffered critical injuries after her two- storey house located in east Delhi's Kalyanpuri area collapsed on Thursday due to rain.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ADB cuts India's FY2020 GDP growth forecast to 7%
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday revised downwards its outlook for India's GDP growth for the financial year 2019-20 to 7 per cent from its previous forecast of 7.2 per cent due to shortfall in the previous fiscal.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Residents of 1,797 unauthorised colonies in Delhi to get ownership rights: Kejriwal
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that people living in 1,797 unauthorised colonies in the city will soon get ownership rights for their properties as the central government had given a positive response to the Delhi Cabinet's proposal on the same.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Didn't expect such a turnout at Kancheepuram temple: CM
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) Amid the death of four devotees standing in the queue on Thursday for `darshan' of Athi Varadar at the Devarajaswami temple, popularly known as Varadaraja Perumal Temple in Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said in the Assembly the government didn't expect such a huge turnout.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Now MCA seeks info from IndiGo over Gangwal's complaint
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) The Corporate Affairs Ministry has sought "information or explanation" from budget carrier IndiGo pertaining to a complaint filed by the company's co-founder and director Rakesh Gangwal.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Centre can't dictate Delhi on DMRC nominees: AAP
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said here on Thursday the state government and the central government were equal partners in Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the Centre had no right to "dictate" or "suggest" as who it should nominate to the DMRC board.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi Speaker's notice to BJP MLA for defamatory remark
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel here on Thursday sent a legal notice to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Manjinder Singh Sirsa terming comments made by him on Twitter against Goel as "false" and "defamatory".
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TikTok video has Telangana Home Minister's kin in soup
Hyderabad, July 18 (IANS) A grandson of Telangana Home Minister Mehmood Ali has landed in a soup by appearing in a TikTok video, sitting atop a government vehicle, while his friend lip-syncs a filmi dialogue threatening a police officer.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Ateeq Ahmed's relative held in kidnapping case
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday said that it has arrested a relative of former Samajwadi Party MP Ateeq Ahmed in its probe into the alleged kidnapping and assault of a Lucknow-based businessman.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
World Bank 'drops' $300 million Amaravati project
Amaravati, July 18 (IANS) In a major blow to Andhra Pradesh government, the World Bank has pulled out of a key project for development of new state capital Amaravati for which it had committed $300 million.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sarabjot shoots India's ninth gold in junior WC
Suhl (Germany), July 18 (IANS) Sarabjot Singh shot 239.6 to bag the men's 10m air pistol gold in the ISSF Junior World Cup here on Thursday. This was the country's ninth gold at the meet.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Other Sports
ICC approves concussion player replacement, suspends Zimbabwe
London, July 18 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) annual conference concluded on Thursday and as expected, the international body approved concussion player replacements in all formats of men's and women's international cricket and for first-class cricket worldwide.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
UP: 24 arrested in Sonbhadra land dispute murders
Sonbhadra (Uttar Pradesh), July 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested 24 people in connection with the mass murders that took place in Ubhbha village of Ghoraval tehsil in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. A case has been registered against 78 people in this connection, including 50 unidentified persons.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Trump's tweet on Saeed sign of growing Indo-US counter-terror ties'
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) While the US House Foreign Affairs Committee countered President Donald Trump's tweet on Hafiz Saeed saying that the Mumbai attacks mastermind was roaming around freely in Pakistan, India on Thursday said it viewed his tweet in the context of growing counter-terror cooperation between India and the US.
2019-07-18
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
Governor directs Kumaraswamy to prove majority on Friday by 1:30 p.m.
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) On a day of high drama in the Karnataka Assembly and swift developments later, Governor Vajubhai Vala on Thursday directed Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to prove his majority on Friday by 1:30 p.m.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Maoists gun down two tribals in Andhra
Visakhapatnam, July 18 (IANS) Showing their presence yet again, Maoists on Thursday shot dead two tribals, branding them police informers.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Terrorism
LS hears public importance matters in night sitting
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Thursday sat till late night to hear matters of urgent public importance.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Easwaran named Bengal's cricketer of the year
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Bengal batsman Abhimanyu Easwaran was on Thursday named both 'best cricketer' and 'gentleman cricketer' of the year by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).
2019-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Governor directs Kumaraswamy to prove majority on Friday by 1:30 p.m.
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) In a day of high drama in the Karnataka Assembly and swift developments later, Governor Vajubhai Vala on Thursday directed Chief Minister H.D.A Kumaraswamy to prove majority on Friday by 1:30 p.m.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Kejriwal writes to Union ministers for funds for local bodies
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday wrote to Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman (Finance) and Amit Shah (Home) to enable the Finance Commission to recommend legitimate share of Delhi in Central taxes and for basic and performance grants to local bodies in the city.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rs 10 cr set aside for Parrikar memorial: Goa CM
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday that Rs 10 crore had been set aside for the construction of a memorial dedicated to former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar here.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Advisor Farooq Khan decides not to use bullet-proof vehicle
Srinagar, July 18 (IANS) The newly appointed advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Farooq Ahmad Khan, on Thursday decided not to use bullet-proof vehicle while moving in Srinagar city and Jammu.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Udhampur hospital gets quality certification
Jammu, July 18 (IANS) In recognition of its high standards of healthcare quality and performance, the Udhampur district hospital was on Thursday accorded the national quality assurance standards (NQAS) certification by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
J&K produces 20,000 tonnes of fish annually
Srinagar, July 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir produces 20,000 tonnes of fish each year while 93,000 people depend on fisheries for their livelihood in the state.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
WEF Centre to work on drone delivery project in Telangana
Hyderabad, July 18 (IANS) The World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network on Thursday announced that it will embark on an innovative drone-delivery project called 'Medicine from the Sky' in Telangana.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Delhi police files chargesheet in Tiwari's son murder case
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Thursday filed a chargesheet against Apoorva Shukla, who was arrested for allegedly murdering her husband Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, son of former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand chief minister N.D. Tiwari.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala Governor displeased over SFI stabbing case
Kottayam, July 18 (IANS) Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam on Thursday expressed his displeasure over the way things have unfolded at the famed University College in Thiruvananthapuram last week when a student was stabbed to death by SFI members.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Politics
Five raiders to look out for in PKL 7
Hyderabad, July 18 (IANS) The seventh season of the Pro Kabaddi league (PKL) is all set to kick-off at the Gachibowli stadium here on Friday, and like every edition of the cash-rich league, the coming season too will witness some of the players -- be it a raider, defender or an all-rounder -- make an impact.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
AIIB, ADB and IFC may join India's credit enhancement SPV as partners
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) along with international financial institutions Asian Development Bank (ADB) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) may join India's proposed credit enhancement corporation, the National Infrastructure Credit Enhancement Ltd or NICE as equity partners to support easier funding of infrastructure projects in India.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Bengal BJP holds 'cut-money' protests in Kolkata, districts
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and activists on Thursday held 'cut money' protests in Kolkata and other districts, accusing the state's ruling Trinamool Congress members of extorting from the people in the name of providing benefits under various government welfare schemes.
2019-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
SC allows Ayodhya mediaters time till July 31
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Ayodhya mediation panel to continue talks to develop consensus between Hindu and Muslim parties on the temple dispute and asked it to continue the court-monitored process till July 31 as that would apparently enable it to pass further orders.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bihar tops list in sexual harassment cases at workplace
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The maximum number of cases pertaining to sexual harassment of women at workplaces across the country have been reported from Bihar in the 2014-16 period, the Ministry of Women and Child Development informed Parliament on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
First phase of forensic audit on rating agencies complete: IL&FS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Crisis-hit IL&FS on Thursday said that the first phase of forensic audit of credit rating agencies which have been engaged with the its group companies for the last ten years is complete.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Appellate Tribunal for Electricity issues notice to Adani Power (Mundra)
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity has issued a notice to Adani Power (Mundra) on the appeal challenging the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission's (CERC) order approving the supplementary power purchase agreement (SPPA) between the company and Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
BJP trying to abduct democracy in broad daylight in Karnataka: Congress
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Amid the crucial floor test of the 13-month-old Congress-Janata Dal-Secular government in Karnataka, the Congress on Thursday accused the BJP of abducting democracy in the broad daylight by using money and muscle power to throttle the mandate of an elected government.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Alpesh joins BJP, says quit 'bad school to join Gurukul'
Gandhinagar, July 18 (IANS) Fidgety former Congress legislator and OBC leader Alpesh Thakor along with another rebel MLA Dhavalsinh Jhala eventually donned the saffron scarf at the BJP headquarters here on Thursday amid cheering crowds of the Thakor community.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ready rehab plan for Muzaffarpur abuse victims: SC to TISS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Koshish, a field action project of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), to formulate individual rehabilitation plans for 44 inmates who were subjected to sexual and physical abuse in the Muzaffarpur shelter home.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka Assembly adjourned without floor test due to ruckus
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) The Karnataka Assembly was adjourned on Thursday without the floor test due to a ruckus between the ruling Congress-JD(S) and opposition BJP members over the Governor's "interference" in the House proceedings, an official said.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
India won on all counts in Jadhav's case in ICJ: Jaitley
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Former Finance Minister and Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that International Court of Justice (ICJ) judgement in Kulbhushan Jadhav's case shows that India won on almost all counts with a comprehensive victory and Pakistan lost conclusively.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Illegal arms supplier arrested at IGI airport
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A 33-year-old man supplying illegal arms and ammunition to gangsters in Delhi and nearby areas was nabbed by Delhi Police while he was trying to flee the country to establish contacts with arms suppliers abroad.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi made full use Pulwama, Balakot in winning LS polls: Natwar Singh
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Former External Affairs Minister K. Natwar Singh said on Thursday that Narendra Modi got massive mandate due to Pulwama and Balakot and he made full use of the situation.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Doctors raise doubts over proposed national medical commission
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Doctors have expressed apprehensions over the proposed PG entrance exam format following Cabinet's approval for setting up a National Medical Commission (NMC) on Wednesday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SC refuses urgent hearing on contempt plea over mob lynching
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday refused urgent hearing on a plea seeking to initiate contempt of court proceedings against some states for violating court directives in mob lynching cases.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab extends quota in pvt medical colleges to sportsmen
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) The Punjab government has decided to extend reservation to sportspersons and children and grandchildren of the Sikh riot victims in the admission to undergraduate courses in private medical colleges.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Politics
4 die of suffocation in Kancheepuram temple crowd
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) Tragedy struck as the crowd waited to have glimpse of the Athi Varadar deity in Tamil Nadu's Kancheepuram on Thursday as four persons, including two women, died due to suffocation owing to the huge mass of people, police said.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dozen of Bengali film, TV actors join BJP
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) About a dozen of Bengali actors, including Parno Mittra, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of West Bengal state unit chief Dilip Ghosh, Mukul Roy and spokesperson Sambit Patra, here on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP did not construct a single flyover in Delhi: Congress
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Countering Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's claim of giving 23 flyovers to the city since 2015, the Congress on Thursday said all the flyovers which were completed in the last four and half years were started when the Congress government was in power in the national capital.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Leather complex to create five lakh jobs, says Mamata
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday laid the foundation stones for a slew of projects in the Calcutta Leather Complex (CLC) in Bantala, an east Kolkata neighbourhood, and claimed that the leather hub will create five lakh job opportunities and draw investment worth Rs 80,000 crore.
2019-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Won't bow down before traders' pressure, says Imran
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has told the trading community in the country that he will not bow down before any pressure and asserted that the government won't take back any decision that has been taken to kick-start the economy.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Ramkumar bows out from Hall of Fame Open
Newport (United States) July 18 (IANS) Ramkumar Ramanathan lost in straight sets to Ugo Humbert to bow out of the ATP Hall of Fame Open in the second round on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Sushil Modi draws flak for watching movie amid floods in Bihar
Patna, July 18 (IANS) Bihar's main opposition party Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has critisised Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi for watching the film "Super 30" even as the grim flood situation in the state showed little signs of improvement .
2019-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
India team selection for WI tour postponed due to new CoA diktat
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Thursday decided to change the age-old rule of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary convening the selection committee meeting of the Indian team by handing the responsibility to the chief selector - currently M.S.K. Prasad. And that has seen the selection meeting to pick the team for the West Indies tour get postponed to Sunday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Amir is playing with 'kids': Vijender Singh
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) After registering his 11th consecutive victory in professional boxing by outsmarting American Mike Snider in New Jersey recently, Vijender Singh on Thursday said that Pakistan-origin British pugilist Amir Khan has been playing with 'kids' so far.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Woman constable commits suicide after WhatsApp tiff with husband
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Suspecting her husband of chatting with a girl on WhatsApp, a 27-year-old Delhi Police woman constable committed suicide at her residence in west Delhi's Dwarka, a police officer said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mission Delhi ups heart attack patients' survival chances
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) It takes just 10 minutes to treat someone under the Mission Delhi programme, started by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) along with the All India institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
DIPAM writes to power ministry to explore NTPC-SJVN merger
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The government's sell-off department DIPAM has written to the power ministry to explore the possibility of a big-ticket merger and acquisition of NTPC and SJVN, similar to the one between oil marketing PSUs ONGC and HPCL and power financiers PFC and REC, sources said.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Sindhu in quarters, Srikanth crashes out of Indonesia Open
Jakarta, July 18 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu advanced to the quarterfinal of the ongoing $1,250,000 Indonesia Open BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament while Kidambi Srikanth crashed out here on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
Scheme to help colleges raise standards launched
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Higher education institutions that have failed to meet the quality standards of the National Assessment Accreditation Council (NAAC) can now get mentorship from the top universities and colleges.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Commonwealth TT: Indian women reach semis, men follow
Cuttack, July 18 (IANS) Indian men and women were the first to book their semifinal slots after winning their Super Eights group matches in the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Women in rural Himachal on path to prosperity
Shimla, July 18 (IANS) Women in rural Himachal Pradesh are experiencing transformations in their livelihood with the support of initiatives of Swan Women Federation (SWF) driven by the Japan-backed Swan River Integrated Watershed Management Project in Una district.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Police bust sex racket involving Rajnish Wellness
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) The Mumbai Police has busted a sex racket involving BSE-listed firm Rajnish Wellness which sells sexual wellness products PlayWin capsules and oils among other "ayurvedic ethical medicines."
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Trigger-happy UP police compel gangsters to flee to Delhi, Haryana (IANS Special)
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) "Udhar mat jao, maar diye jaaoge" (do not venture there (in UP) you will be killed in a police encounter). The phone conversation between two Delhi-based gangster recorded by the police speaks volume about the trigger-happy police of Uttar Pradesh. No wonder, in UP's 'wild west' (Meerut-Saharanpur range) more than 57 gangster have been killed and a record 817 have been seriously injured in police encounters since July 15, 2017. The encounter list of the police grows bigger by each day as for every daring encounter, a cop either gets a reward or a plum posting.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rajya Sabha passes bills to make India hub of arbitration
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2019 that seeks to make India a hub of arbitration for settling commercial disputes in a shorter period of time.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sri Lanka likely to play Test in Pakistan: Reports
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka has reportedly agreed to visit Pakistan to play a Test match after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) invited the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) authorities to send its security delegation to their nation.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
If not Sonia, Congress old guard may want Priyanka to lead
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Congress may be veering towards Priyanka Gandhi becoming the new party President to end the current impasse, but there are no signs of leadership crisis ending anytime soon with Rahul Gandhi leaving for the United States.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MNM stays away from Vellore LS poll, vote on Aug 5
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), floated by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, here on the last day filing of nominations for the Vellore Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday announced its decision not to contest the poll.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Dawood's nephew nabbed by Mumbai police gets custody till Monday
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) The Mumbai Polices Anti-Extortion Cell nabbed Rizwan Iqbal Kaskar, nephew of absconding mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar as he was trying to flee the country, police said here on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab prison cell where Nehru was lodged caves in
Faridkot, July 18 (IANS) A portion of the prison cell where Jahawarlal Nehru and other freedom fighters were lodged for a day in 1923 during the Jaitu Morcha in Punjab's Faridkot district has caved in owing to heavy rains, the police said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Deploy less security officials in my cavalcade: Priyanka to Yogi
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath thanking him for the security arrangements made during her visit to the state while also asking him not to deploy too many security personnel in her cavalcade so that the general public is not inconvenienced.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IL&FS completes first phase of forensic audit on credit rating agencies
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) IL&FS has completed first phase of forensic audit on credit rating agencies (CRAs) engaged with Group Companies in the last ten years.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
You can't chop down a whole Olympic sport from CWG: Heena
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Commonwealth Games Federation's (CWF) decision to abandon shooting from the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games (CWG) has dealt a big blow to India, which has swiftly emerged as a giant in the sport. Amidst the controversy, ace shooter Heena Sidhu feels that India should have a "united front" against the CWF's move.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Dad offers 5,000 dirhams reward for missing Indian boy in Sharjah
Sharjah, July 18 (IANS) Mohammad Aftab Alam, the father of a 15-year-old missing Indian boy in Sharjah, on Thursday offered a reward of 5,000 dirhams to anyone who finds his son.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Did 'The Lion King' for daughter: Shreyas Talpade
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Actor Shreyas Talpade, who lent his voice for the character of Timon in the Hindi version of Disney's live-action film "The Lion King", says he did it especially for his daughter.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
FPIs that register as cos to be out of surchage ambit: FM
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said those FPIs who wish to be out of the net of the surcharge on high networth individuals may consider the option of structuring as companies as the foreign portfolio investors registered as trusts will have to pay the new tax surcharge.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Sehwag feels selectors should inform Dhoni of their plans
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Former India batsman Virender Sehwag feels M.S. Dhoni should have the right to decide when to retire, urging the selectors to make it clear to the former skipper whether he is in their plans or not.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
No floor test in Karnataka Assembly due to ruckus
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) The much-awaited floor test in the Karnataka Assembly could not be conducted on Thursday due to ruckus between the ruling Congress-JD-S and opposition BJP over the Governor's 'interference' in the House proceedings, an official said.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill by voice vote
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A Bill to amend tax as well as other laws, like the SEBI Act, the RBI Act, the CGST Act and the PMLA Act, was on Thursday passed in the Lok Sabha by voice vote.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince to visit China
Abu Dhabi/Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will make a state visit to China next week.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Togo,Diplomacy,Politics
GoAir to launch new international flights
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier GoAir on Thursday said it will launch a slew of new international flights including Delhi-Abu Dhabi from July 19.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
China open to resolve trade frictions with US: Diplomat
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Chinese Deputy Consul General in San Francisco Ren Faqiang has said that Beijing is willing to work with Washington to "properly" resolve the trade frictions based on the latest consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Shah to head ministerial panel on Air India sale, Gadkari out: Sources
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) In what suggests change in power equation in the Modi 2.0 government, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari would not be part of the reconstituted ministerial panel on Air India which will decide the national carrier's privatization.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Fully committed to get Mallya extradited from UK: India
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India said on Thursday that its commitment to extradite fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya "is very strong" and it will continue to make all efforts to bring him back from the UK.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Portugal honours Imtiaz Ali's 'Jab Harry Met Sejal'
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Imtiaz Ali's 2017 film "Jab Harry Met Sejal" didn't impress the Indian audience much, but the Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma-starrer, has now received a Medal of Merit from the Portuguese Government.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gymming does not work for me : Milind Soman
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) While most celebrities speak at length about how they spend hours ion the gym to get in shape and stay fit, model-turned actor Milind Soman has a different approach to fitness. Gymming, he says, does not work for him.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Drama' of Hafiz Saeed's arrest and release enacted 8 times before: India
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India on Thursday wondered if the arrest of Mumbai terror attacks mastermind and Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed this time would be "more than a cosmetic exercise" as Pakistan has enacted the "drama" of his arrest and release eight times since 2001.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Vaiko gets relief from Madras High Court
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday suspended the one year jail term awarded to MDMK leader and Rajya Sabha member Vaiko in a sedition case.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Opposition seeks action against IPS officer for manhandling scribe in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 18 (IANS) The Odisha Assembly on Thursday witnessed pandemonium as opposition members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress demanded action against Kendrapara Superintendent of Police (SP) Niti Sekhar for allegedly misbehaving and manhandling a working journalist during the visit of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to the district.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Ex-Pak PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held in graft case (2nd Lead)
Lahore, July 18 (IANS) Pakistan's former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday in a multi-billion-rupee corruption case related to the awarding of a contract to a liquified natural gas firm.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
52 criminals eliminated in Meerut zone in 28 months
Meerut, July 18 (IANS) It may not be 'Ab Tak 56', but it's definitely 'Ab Tak 52'. It reflects the number of criminals eliminated in the Meerut zone during the Yogi Adityanath regime, which is just two months shy of the half-way mark.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Militants attack police HQ in Afghanistan's Kandahar
Kabul, July 18 (IANS) A group of heavily armed Taliban militants attacked the police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Thursday with a car bomb explosion at its gate and then started firing at security forces, officials said.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India team selection for WI tour postponed due to new CoA diktat
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Thursday decided to change the age-old rule of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary convening the selection committee meeting of the Indian team by handing the responsibility to the chief selector - currently M.S.K. Prasad. And that has seen the selection meeting to pick the team for the West Indies tour postponed by a day to Saturday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
79% Indian smartphone users hooked to OTT apps
Gurugram, July 18 (IANS) Seventy-nine per cent smartphone users in India are using over-the-top (OTT) apps for entertainment and as many as four out of five users have at least one OTT entertainment platform on their device, a new report said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Technology
33 killed in arson attack at Japan anime studio (3rd Lead)
Tokyo, July 18 (IANS) At least 33 people were killed and dozens injured after a man set fire to a renowned animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday, officials said.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Abhishek Verma wants to work with Niti Taylor again
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Telly stars Niti Taylor and Abhishek Verma are currently being lauded for their "fresh chemistry" in the video of the new song "Cappuccino".
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gajendra gives 'different vibe' to break-up song
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Singer Gajendra Verma of "Tera ghata" fame says he wanted to give a different vibe to his song, "Yaad karke", which talks of break-up.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Not just bliss, French kiss may get you gonorrhoea too!
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) If you thought gonorrhoea -- the most antibiotic-resistant of all the sexually transmitted infections -- can spread through only oral, anal or vaginal sex with someone with the disease, hold on. New research suggests mouth kissing can also be a risk factor in spread of the infection and a good-quality anti-bacterial mouthwash can help.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Current account deficit to remain steady at $16-17 bn in Q1 FY20: ICRA
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Ratings agency ICRA expects the Q1 FY2020 current account deficit (CAD) to remain steady at $16-17 billion or 2.3 per cent of GDP, despite the recent contraction in merchandise exports and imports.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Mission Mangal' celebrates India's women scientists
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Nithya Menen and Kirti Kulhari are set to recreate the iconic team of women who executed Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) of November 2013, in the Independence Day release, "Mission Mangal".
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MG Motor India temporarily halts bookings for Hector SUV
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) MG Motor India on Thursday said that it has decided to temporarily halt bookings for its newly-launched SUV Hector.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
1st cargo ship from Bhutan via India arrives in Bangladesh
Dhaka, July 18 (IANS) In the first-ever movement of its kind, a cargo ship carrying 1,000 tonnes of stones from Bhutan has arrived in Bangladesh via India.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Expect Pakistan to 'act immediately' on ICJ ruling on Jadhav: India
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India on Thursday said that it expects Pakistan to "act immediately" on the International Court of Justice's ruling and allow consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.
2019-07-18
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
Two women die of suffocation in Kancheepuram
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) Two women who had gone to Kancheepuram to have a glimpse of the Athi Varadar died due to suffocation owing to huge crowd, the police said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
15 killed in Turkey bus accident
Ankara, July 18 (IANS) A minibus carrying illegal immigrants overturned in Turkey's Van province on Thursday, killing at least 15 and injuring over 20 others, officials said.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Myanmar rights violations threaten region: UN envoy
Kuala Lumpur, July 18 (IANS) Gross human rights violations in Myanmar continue to jeopardize lives and "relentlessly impact" its neighbours, threatening regional peace and security, a UN special rapporteur said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Malaysia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
NCC, Scouts to train madarasa students in UP
Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) To inculcate the spirit of patriotism and nationalism among youth, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to involve the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and Scouts in training of students of madarasas.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
New version of 'O saaki' draws flak
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Some are missing Sukhwinder Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan's strong vocals, others feel the original is too fresh to be touched. Reactions to the recreated version of "O saki saki" in the upcoming "Batla House" have been mixed so far. The original song was sung by Sukhwinder and Sunidhi forthe 2004 film, "Musafir".
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Extra financial help for Indian football: Rijiju
Ahmedabad, July 18 (IANS) The government "will provide extra financial help wherever it's possible" for Indian football, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Football
Outrage over KLM diktat to cover up while breastfeeding in flights
Amsterdam, July 18 (IANS) Dutch airline KLM is facing a storm of criticism for asking mothers to cover up while breastfeeding their babies during flights to avoid offending other passengers.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Human Interest/Society
ED attaches properties of BIL, others in ponzi case
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday said it has attached properties totalling Rs 200 crore of different companies of the Basil International Ltd in several states in its probe into a ponzi scheme case.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Will move ICJ again if Jadhav doesn't get fair trial: Salve
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) "I am an incorrigible optimist and we will again move the world court if Pakistan fails to conduct a fair trial in Kulbhushan Jadhav's case," renowned lawyer Harish Salve, who represented India in the ICJ, said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Pakistan blocks 8 lakh websites to curb pornography
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) Around 800,000 porn sites had been banned in Pakistan and the number of visitors to porn sites had declined, a senate committee was told.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
UK would enter recession in case of no-deal Brexit: Watchdog
London, July 18 (IANS) The UK's economy would slide into recession in 2020 if it leaves the EU without a deal, according to a report by the country's fiscal watchdog on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Politics
We don't celebrate India's achievements enough: Vidya
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Celebrated Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who is part of the multi-star cast of the much-awaited "Mission Mangal", feels as a nation India has a lot of achievements that we do not celebrate enough, and a film as "Mission Mangal", loosely based on the ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission, is an attempt to salute something India should be proud of.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Agra men take Modi's 'pakoda' advice to heart
Agra July 18 (IANS) Three friends from the Taj city all in their 50s have taken Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suggestion about fritters to heart. They have opened a shop here to sell "Modi Pakodas".
2019-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Kathua rape-murder case to be heard on priority: Punjab High Court
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Recognising the gravity of the crime, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday heard on priority petitions of the victim's family and the six convicts in the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Iran seizes foreign oil tanker, crew: State TV
Tehran, July 18 (IANS) Iran has seized a "foreign oil tanker" carrying one million liters of "smuggled fuel" and 12 crew members near the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, the state TV reported on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
3 Maoists killed in Jharkhand, 2 AK-47s seized
Ranchi, July 18 (IANS) Three Maoists were killed in a gun-battle with the security forces in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district on Thursday, the police said. Two AK-47s were seized from them.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Sexting' not so common after all: Study
New York, July 18 (IANS) Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have provided a much-needed update to what is currently known about the nature and extent of sexting among the youth.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerala Catholic priests launch protest, seek Cardinal's removal
Kochi, July 18 (IANS) Fresh trouble has broken out at the Ernakulam and Angamaly archdioceses of the Syro Malabar Catholic Church, as some priests on Thursday began an indefinite protest at the bishop house seeking removal of Cardinal George Alencherry as the diocesan head.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
IT attaches property of Mayawati's brother, wife (3rd Lead)
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) In a major crackdown, the Income Tax Department has attached a benami commercial plot in Noida worth Rs 400 crore belonging to BSP chief Mayawati's brother Anand Kumar and his wife where a five-star hotel was supposed to come up.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
TMC's Dutta quits as Bidhannagar mayor, to decide next move
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Trinamool Congress (TMC) legislator and Bidhannagar Mayor Sabyasachi Dutta on Thursday resigned from the civic body post, complaining lack of cooperation from the West Bengal government.
2019-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ajaz Khan arrested for objectionable posts, videos
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Controversial actor Ajaz Khan has been arrested by Mumbai Cyber Police for posting objectionable videos promoting communal hatred, an official said here on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan reading from different Jadhav verdict: India
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India on Thursday slammed Pakistan's claim of victory in the ICJ ruling in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, saying it appeared that Islamabad was "reading from a completely different verdict".
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Centre working on solving homebuyers' issue, SC told
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it is working on amending laws that will favour homebuyers who are waiting to possess their flats after major realtors failed to deliver them.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
If necessary, we will again move ICJ: Salve
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) "I am an incorrigible optimist and we will again move the world court if Pakistan fails to conduct a fair trial in Kulbhushan Jadhav's case," renowned lawyer Harish Salve, who represented India in the International Court of Justice, said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Indian bug hunter finds flaw in Instagram, wins $30,000
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Chennai-based security researcher Laxman Muthiyah has won $30,000 as a part of a bug bounty programme after he spotted a flaw in Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
ALERT: Will move ICJ again if necessary, says Harish Salve on Jadhav case
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2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
HC adjourns Vadra's plea challenging PMLA
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday adjourned hearings in a plea filed by businessman Robert Vadra and Manoj Arora challenging certain sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP's Ishrat Jahan threatened after attending 'Hanuman Chalisa' event
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) West Bengal's Triple Talaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan who joined BJP last year, on Thursday alleged harassment and life threats after she attended a Hindu religious event, police said.
2019-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
Karnataka Assembly adjourned over ruckus on floor test
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) The Karnataka Assembly was adjourned on Thursday for 30 minutes following a ruckus between the ruling Congress-JD-S and opposition BJP members on the delay in holding the floor test on the confidence motion Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy moved earlier in the day to prove his coalition government has majority in the House.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
SC adjourns ED plea against Saxena's foreign visit
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned till August an Enforcement Directorate plea opposing accused-turned-approver Rajeev Saxena's foreign visit and asked AIIMS to submit a report to verify if he needs treatment outside the country.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ex-Pak PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held in graft case
Lahore, July 18 (IANS) Pakistan's former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday in a multi-billion-rupee corruption case related to the awarding of a contract to a liquified natural gas firm.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sunanda case: Arguments against Tharoor to start on Aug 20
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A Delhi court will on August 20 begin arguments on the charges in the death of Sunanda Pushkar in which her husband and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is an accused.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pakistanis hail army captain who dressed as beggar 'nabbed' Jadhav
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) Pakistanis took to social media to hail an army captain, who as part of the military intelligence wing spent three years as a beggar scouring dustbins in restive Balochistan province and was responsible for the "arrest" of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Zero student in 45 TN government schools
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) There are 45 government-run schools in Tamil Nadu that do not have even a single student. However, a Minister in the K. Palaniswami government refused to shut any of these empty schools and said they will be instead used as libraries.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
BJP killing democracy in Tripura, says ex-CM Sarkar
Agartala, July 18 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had turned Tripura into the "killing field of democracy", alleged former Chief Minister and CPI-M leader Manik Sarkar, here on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Bill for stringent punishment for child abuse tabled in RS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Union Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday introduced a bill in the Rajya Sabha to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act that aims to make punishments more stringent and even include death penalty for offenders involved in sexual crimes against minors.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sakshi's MLA father: Lobby involving politicians-bureaucrats hatched a plot
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Breaking his silence after several days over the much talked-about elopement of Sakshi-Ajitesh, the father of the girl and BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra said that a lobby of politicians and officials hatched a conspiracy to malign his image and finish his political career under the garb of the elopement incident.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Donkeys painted to look like zebras for theme wedding causes outrage
Madrid, July 18 (IANS) Two donkeys were painted black and white to resemble zebras for a safari-themed wedding reception in a Spanish beach town, triggering outrage online, where pictures of the painted donkeys were shared.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Spain,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Vote for Patkura Assembly seat in Odisha on July 20
Bhubaneswar, July 18 (IANS) Leaders of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are making serious efforts to reach out to voters in the Patkura Assembly constituency, elections to which was postponed due to death of a candidate.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Sindhu goes past Blichfeldt to enter Indonesia Open quarters
Jakarta, July 18 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu advanced to the quarter-finals of the ongoing $1,250,000 Indonesia Open BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament after defeating Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt in her second round match on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
Sensex ends below 38,900 after sharp sell-off in final hour
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Amid weak global cues, Sensex closed 318 points lower on Thursday after a sharp sell-off during the final hour of the trade.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Finance Bill amends 7 direct, indirect taxation laws: Sitharaman
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said that The Finance (No.2) Bill, 2019 provides amendment to seven direct and indirect taxation related laws keeping in mind the "Make in India" prospective.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Mamata using statue politics to save bastion from BJP
Kolkata, July 18 (101Reporters/IANS) The Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has gone on a statue-building spree, starting with the reinstatement of the vandalised bust of 19th-century reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar a month ago. Statues of other Bengali icons will be erected at some of the other educational institutions in Kolkata.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Greece,National,Politics
Plane lands few feet away from tourists, video goes viral
Athens, July 18 (IANS) A video of a British Airways flight making a landing at the Skiathos Airport in Greece few yards away from tourists is going viral on the social media.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Greece,Human Interest/Society
Some parties delaying Ayodhya process: VHP
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), which has been in the forefront of the Ayodhya movement, feels that some parties to the dispute are indulging in delaying tactics and wants the Supreme Court to address this while speeding up the trial in the decades-old issue.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
B-Town celebs wish 'Desi girl' Priyanka on her birthday
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Anil Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit Nene, and Yo Yo Honey Singh were among celebrities who wished actress Priyanka Chopra-Jonas on her 37th birthday on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Samsung Galaxy A80 launched in India for Rs 47,990
Gurugram, July 18 (IANS) Samsung India on Thursday refreshed its Galaxy A series with Galaxy A80 with the world's first rotating triple camera, priced at Rs 47,990.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
TN CM announces creation of two new districts
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday said Tirunelveli and Kancheepuram districts will be bifurcated to create two new districts headquartered in Tenkasi and Chengalpattu.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus may support 45W charging
Seoul, July 18 (IANS) The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is likely to come with the much-awaited 45W fast charging, however, the handset might ship with just a 25W charger in the box.
2019-07-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Bayliss appointed head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad
Hyderabad, July 18 (IANS) England's World Cup winning coach Trevor Bayliss will take over as the coach of Indian Premier League franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. The former Kolkata Knight Riders coach will replace Tom Moody at the helm.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
I've been judged since my early B'wood days: Kangana
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Kangana Ranaut says she has always been judged by people -- especially in her early days in Bollywood -- and that people have always propagated "crazy stories" about her.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Real estate market in Amaravati has crashed: Naidu
Amaravati, July 18 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said that ever since YSR Congress Party came to power in the state, the system in state capital Amaravati has collapsed and real estate market has crashed.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
IMA to train UAE army officers, soldiers
Dehradun, July 18 (IANS) Spear-heading India's outreach to the Middle East in defence cooperation, the Indian Military Academy (IMA) will train the United Arab Emirates (UAE) troopers.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
B-Town celebs wish 'Desi girl' Priyanka on her birthday
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Anil Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit Nene, and Yo Yo Honey Singh were among celebrities who wished actress Priyanka Chopra-Jonas on her 36th birthday on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
23 killed in suspected arson attack at Japan anime studio (2nd Lead)
Tokyo, July 18 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed and dozens injured in a suspected arson attack at a renowned animation studio in Japan's Kyoto city on Thursday, officials said.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IT attaches property of Mayawati's brother, wife (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Income Tax Department said on Thursday it has attached a benami commercial plot in Noida worth Rs 400 crore belonging to BSP chief Mayawati's brother Anand Kumar and his wife ahead of by-elections in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Kamal Haasan's MNM won't contest Vellore LS seat
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan floated Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) party has decided not to contest from the Vellore Lok Sabha constituency for which election is scheduled on August 5.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
India server market declined 16% in Q1 2019: IDC
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The overall server market in India witnessed a year-over-year (YoY) decline of 16.2 per cent in terms of revenue -- to hit $298 million in the first quarter of 2019 versus $355.8 million in Q1 last year, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
After San Francisco, Oakland bans facial recognition tech
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) The city of Oakland in Northern California has become the second Bay Area city to outlaw the use of facial recognition technology by municipal agencies following a unanimous vote by its council to approve the ban.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
BCCI officials lambast CoA's 'pick & choose' policy post selection diktat
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Thursday decided that neither any office bearer nor the CEO shall attend any Cricket Committee meetings henceforth. Till now, the Selection Committee had to keep the Secretary in the loop for any replacement sought or for posting of selectors to watch any game. But the CoA has decided otherwise and the move has stunned the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) office bearers.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
ALERT: Kamal Haasan's MNM won't contest Vellore LS seat
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2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Reliance Brands completes acquisition of Hamleys
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Reliance Brands, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries, has completed the acquisition of the iconic British toy retailer Hamleys.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Smriti aced aged look long before B'wood found FaceApp
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) BJP leader Smriti Irani nailed the grey hair and wrinkled look way before Bollywood celebrities went gaga over the latest FaceApp fad of posting snapshots where they look old.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-Adobe India executive Kulmeet Bawa joins Resulticks
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Former Adobe India senior executive Kulmeet Bawa has joined omnichannel marketing solutions provider Resulticks as its Chief Operating Officer (COO) and President, JAPAC, the company said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Arjun Bhati wins Junior World Golf Championship
Palm Desert (California), July 18 (IANS) Fourteen-year-old Arjun Bhati represented India at the FCG CALLAWAY Junior World Golf Championship and bagged the first position against Taiwans Jeremy Chen during the three-day final match in Palm Desert, CA.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Golf
Reviving past affair not for me: Urvashi Dholakia
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Dholakia, who is all set to show her dancing skills along with her former boyfriend Anuj Sachdeva in the forthcoming season nine of "Nach Baliye", says she is not looking forward to giving a second chance to her relationship.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BSF seizes raw metal consignment smuggled from Bangladesh
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) seized raw metal valued at Rs 88,500 illegally brought from Bangladesh from West Bengal's Nadia district, an official said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
NAB arrests ex-Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Lahore, July 18 (IANS) Pakistan's former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested by the country's anti-corruption watchdog on Thursday from the outskirts of Lahore.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Premium ice cream brand Dumont to set up 100 outlets
Hyderabad, July 18 (IANS) Dumont, a premium ice cream brand, is looking at setting up 100 outlets across South India over the next one year.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Education
ALERT: Sharp sell-off in the last hour of trade, Sensex down 330 points
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2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Government seeks reply from TikTok on security, 'age gate'
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) has sought response from controversial social media apps TikTok and Helo on a set of questions, ranging from whether the apps are considering storing data within India and what measures they were taking to prevent users below age 18 from getting exposed to potentially dangerous content.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
UP government to plant 22 cr saplings this season
Agra, July 18 (IANS) Concerned over depleting forest cover and scanty rains, the Uttar Pradesh government has set an ambitious target of planting 22 crore saplings this rainy season.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
No trace of foreigners who escaped police custody
Greater Noida, July 18 (IANS) A week after 17 foreign nationals escaped from the custody of police in Gautam Budh Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh, there is no trace of them.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Top Karnataka Congress MLA withdraws resignation
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) Senior Karnataka Congress legislator R. Ramalinga Reddy withdrew resignation from his Assembly seat (BTM Layout in Bengaluru South) and attended the ongoing Assembly session for a trust vote moved by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to prove majority, a party official said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Arjun Rampal, girlfriend welcome first child together
Mumbia, July 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal and his model girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades welcomed their first child on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
On way home: Tuskers tranquilised, head for Pilibhit forest (Lead, IANS Special)
Rampur, July 18 (IANS) Two wild tuskers, stranded in a town in Uttar Pradesh's Rohilkhand region who had sent forest officials on a wild goose chase for the past almost three and a half weeks, have finally been tranquilized.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
K.S. Kohli, hotelier who introduced 'butter chicken' to Mumbai, dead
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Former Sheriff of Mumbai, Kulwant Singh Kohli, the legendary hotelier who introduced 'butter chicken' to Mumbaikars in the 1960s and patriarch of the Pritam Group of Hotels, passed away following a brief illness, family sources said here on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,IANS Life
Meiyang Chang to host quiz show for school children
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Actor-singer Meiyang Chang is all set to return to the small screen as host of a new quiz show for school children.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US woman hits accelerator instead of brakes, plunges into river
Washington, July 18 (IANS) An American woman plunged her car into the Hackensack River in New Jersey after she hit the accelerator instead of the brakes.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident
VHP opposes setting up liquor plant in Devprayag
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has opposed the Uttarakhand government's decision to open a liquor plant in Deyprayag, saying it should respect the sentiments of Hindi holy men and people in the state.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Religion
Digital de-addiction clinic for children in UP (IANS Special)
Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) Digital addiction among children is emerging as a major problem in the modern world and also a reason for adolescent behavioural issues. Comparable to problems like kleptomania or compulsive gambling, doctors have identified the impulse control disorder and the WHO has termed it 'gaming disorder'.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Over 4K set out for Amarnath, as Yatra breaks record
Jammu, July 18 (IANS) Over 2.19 lakh pilgrims have so far performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra and another batch of 4,167 yatris on Thursday left Jammu to offer their prayers at the holy cave shrine in Kashmir.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Bihar Police may take action against officials for letter seeking details of RSS
Patna, July 18 (IANS) Bihar Police is likely to take action against some police officers in connection with a letter from its Special Branch directing Deputy SPs to gather information on the state functionaries of the RSS, an official said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Goa CM says ICJ order on Kulbhushan Jadhav 'big win'
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday described the International Court of Justice (ICJ) verdict directing Pakistan to review its death penalty to Kulbhushan Jadhav as a "big win" for India.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Dia turns blogger to spread awareness on environment
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Actress-producer Dia Mirza, who is a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador and a UN Secretary General Advocate for Sustainable Development Goals, will take to blogging in order to create awareness about environment, and to remind people how each and every action counts.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Minority doesn't mean only Muslims: Naqvi
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said the term minority doesn't denote only Muslims and that there are five other notified minorities: Jains, Buddhists, Christians, Parsis and Sikhs.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey dropped
Boston, July 18 (IANS) A criminal case against Hollywood star Kevin Spacey, who was accused of groping an 18-year-old man at a Massachusetts bar in 2016, has been dropped by the prosecutors in Massachusetts.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dutch youngster de Ligt joins Juventus from Ajax
Turin, July 18 (IANS) Dutch international defender Matthijs de Ligt, who starred for Ajax in the Champions League last season, joined Italian champions Juventus on Thursday. Juventus have signed the player on a 5-year contract until June 30, 2024.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
'Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka' cast sad as show nears end
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Actor Kunal Jaisingh is emotional that his show "Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka" is coming to an end.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Wanted criminal gunned down in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, July 18 (IANS) A criminal who carried a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head was gunned down in a joint operation by the Ghaziabad police and Noida's Special Task Force (STF) in Ghaziabad, police said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
K.S. Kohli, hotelier who introduced 'butter chicken' to Mumbai, dead
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Kulwant Singh Kohli, the legendary hotelier who introduced 'butter chicken' to Mumbaikars in the 1960s and patriarch of the Pritam Group of Hotels, passed away following a brief illness, family sources said here on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,IANS Life
US move to bar Ankara from F-35 programme unilateral: Turkey
Ankara, July 18 (IANS) The US decision to exclude Turkey from NATO's F-35 fighter jet programme is a "unilateral" step and might bring "irreparable damage" to bilateral relations, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Ram Janambhoomi Nyas says mediation panel not needed on Ayodhya issue
Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) As the litigation process on Ayodhya issue continues, the Ram Janambhoomi Nyas said on Thursday that such a committee was not needed at all as there is no dispute about where Lord Ram was born.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
BPL franchise Khulna Titans rope in Shane Watson
Dhaka, July 18 (IANS) Former Australia captain and all-rounder Shane Watson was on Thursday roped in by Khulna Titans, the Bangladesh Premier League T20 franchise, as one of its two direct overseas signings for the upcoming BPL 2019-20.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Yes Bank scrips hit 52-week low after quarterly results
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Private-lender Yes Bank hit its lowest level in 52 weeks after it fell as much as 15 per cent on the BSE on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Like doing the unexpected: Nushrat Bharucha
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Having played the girl-next-door with a twist in films such as "Pyaar Ka Punchnama" and "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety", actress Nushrat Bharucha says she likes to doing the unexpected.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Southeast Asia organized crime profits unprecendented: UN office
Bangkok, July 18 (IANS) Profits generated by organized crime groups in Southeast Asia have reached "unprecedented" and "dangerous" levels amid expanded operations, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) warned on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SC agrees to reconstitute bench on Manipur killings
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to reconstitute a bench for hearing a matter related to extra-judicial killings in Manipur.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
On way home: Tuskers tranquilised, head for Pilibhit forest (IANS Special)
Rampur, July 18 (IANS) Two wild tuskers, stranded in a town in Uttar Pradesh's Rohilkhand region who had sent forest officials on a wild goose chase for the past almost three and a half weeks, have finally been tranquilized.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
India condemns killing of Turkish diplomat in Erbil
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India on Thursday condemned an attack in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region, in which a Turkish diplomat was killed in a restaurant alongwith an Iraqi national.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Suspected arson attack at Japan anime studio kills 13
Tokyo, July 18 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and dozens injured in a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Japan's Kyoto city on Thursday, officials said.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Court-monitored mediation on Ayodhya till July 31: SC
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Ayodhya mediation panel to continue negotiations to develop a consensus between Hindu and Muslim parties on the temple dispute issue.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
OPPO A9 launched in India for Rs 15,490
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO on Thursday launched a new smartphone OPPO A9 in India for Rs 15,490.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Yes Bank scrips hit 52-week low quarterly results
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Private-lender Yes Bank hit its lowest level in 52 weeks after it fell as much as 15 per cent on the BSE on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Railways await PMO nod for Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Indian Railways is hopeful of getting the approval of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to run another Vande Bharat Express, this one between New Delhi and Katra in Jammu and Kashmir, senior railway officials said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Religion
IT attaches Noida property of Mayawati's brother
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Income Tax Department said on Thursday it has attached a benami plot in Noida worth Rs 400 crore belonging to BSP chief Mayawati's brother Anand Kumar and his wife ahead of by-elections in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Pakistani headlines scream victory in ICJ ruling, Twitterati clash
New Delhi/Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) "India bites the dust", "India served RAW justice", "Pakistan vindicated" - were among the screaming headlines of Pakistani dailies on Thursday, a day after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on Kulbhushan Jadhav.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 specifications leaked online
Seoul, July 18 (IANS) Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6, which the South Korean tech giant is expected to launch later this year along with Note 10 and Note 10 Plus, were leaked online, media reported on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Red wine can help astronauts stay strong on Mars trip
New York, July 18 (IANS) Astronauts who wish to undertake the nine-month journey from Earth to the Mars in the future would be better off sipping red wine during the trip, suggests new research from Harvard University.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Ayushmann's on-screen mom Neena Gupta stuns in saree
London, July 18 (IANS) Even at 60, Neena Gupta, who played Ayushmann Khurrana's on-screen mother in Badhai Ho, is setting major fashion goals, pulling off a beautiful 'desi' look.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-Branch Manager of Central Bank convicted in fraud case
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) A special court hearing CBI cases in Coimbatore sentenced K.Sridhar, former Branch Manager, Central Bank of India and two others in the Rs 1 crore bank fraud case, the investigating agency said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Government to sell immovable Enemy Properties this fiscal to mop up revenues
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The government will sell the immovable properties like land and buildings of the Enemy this fiscal to augment the divestment revenues and will also get its share from the proceeds of the non-core asset sales of the CPSEs, a top official said.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
6 cities, towns in UP to become 'model' by December
Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) Lucknow, Varanasi and Mathura will be developed as model cities by the end of December.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Samajwadis protest as UP Assembly session begins
Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) legislators on Thursday sat on a dharna in the Vidhan Bhawan premises here to protest against the killings in Sonbhadra and the killing of two cops in Sambhal.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
BCCI Secretary won't convene selection meeting: CoA
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has decided that neither any officer bearer nor the CEO shall attend any Cricket Committee meetings henceforth. In fact, as of now, the Selection Committee had to keep the Secretary in the loop for any replacement sought or for posting of selectors to watch any game. The CoA has made it clear that the Selection Committee doesnt need to do so anymore.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Madras HC dismisses Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict's petition
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed the petition filed by Nalini Sriharan, one of the seven convicts in the assassination case of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, seeking direction to Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit to release the convicts.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Karnataka Congress MLA in Mumbai hospital, skips Assembly
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) Karnataka Congress legislator Srimant Patil, who was admitted to a private hospital in Mumbai for treatment, is absent from the Assembly session to participate in the crucial trust vote which is underway, a party source said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Ownership rights in Delhi's unauthorized colonies
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Residents of unauthorized colonies in Delhi will soon be allowed to register their houses, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday, adding that the central government had given a positive response to the Delhi Cabinet's proposal.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
This card game can help you learn about species
Toronto, July 18 (IANS) Want to learn more about ecology and biodiversity? Researchers have found a unique fun way through which people can broaden their knowledge about species and ecosystems.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Canada,Education,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
IT attaches Noida property of Mayawati's brother
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The IT Department on Thursday said it has attached a Rs 400 crore benami plot in Noida belonging to BSP chief Mayawati's brother and his wife.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
ALERT: IT Department attaches Rs 400 cr benami plot in Noida of Mayawati's brother
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2019-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Nine dead in road accident in TN
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) Nine persons died in a head-on collision between a bus and a van in Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu on Thursday morning, said police.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Osaka, Serena among 13 Slam champs in US Open women's field
New York, July 18 (IANS) Defending champion Naomi Osaka, who defeated Serena Williams in the 2018 final, and world no. 1 Ashleigh Barty are among the 13 Grand Slam champions who will compete at this year's US Open, which is beginning on August 26.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
India will continue efforts for Jadhav's release
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Stating that Kulbhushan Jadhav is innocent of the charges hurled against him, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said on Thursday that the government will ensure his safety and early return to India.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Allahabad Banks reports 2nd fraud in a week
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) In a major development that raises serious questions on Allahabad Bank's operation, the state-run bank has reported about being defrauded for the second time in just a week.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dawood's kin nabbed by Mumbai Police
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) The Mumbai Police's Anti-Extortion Cell nabbed Rizwan Iqbal Kaskar, nephew of absconder mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, as he was trying to flee from the country, sources said here on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maoists attack 'police informer' in Jharkhand
Ranchi, July 18 (IANS) Maoists on Thursday attacked a man and his son on charges of being "police informers" in Jharkhand's Latehar district and also set ablaze a number of vehicles, police said.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
63% winners in LS polls got more than half of votes: ADR
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The recently concluded Lok Sabha elections saw 341 of 542 candidates, including many with criminal records, winning with over 50 per cent of the total votes polled in their constituencies, according to a report.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Reality show contestant sings for 'The Lion King'
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) "Superstar Singer" contestant Sneha Shankar says she enjoyed the whole experience of lending her voice to the Hindi version of "The Lion King" and also singing with one of her favourite singers -- Armaan Malik.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Budget 2019-20: Much needed stimulus for affordable housing
Invoking the teachings of Lord Basaveshwara, a 12th-century social reformer who advocated the idea of the welfare state or Kalyana Rajya, the Budget with a series of demand-stimulating proposals reiterated the governments thrust upon 'Housing for All mission.
2019-07-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Private sector to be principal driver of India's growth: Niti Aayog Vice Chair
New York, July 18 (IANS) "The government has no intention at all of being the main driver of growth in the country" and this role will be taken up by the private sector, according to India's Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
1 killed, 9 injured in J&K road accident
Jammu, July 18 (IANS) One person was killed and nine others injured on Thursday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Muzaffarpur: SC seeks rehabilitation plan for victims
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Koshish, a field action project of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), to formulate an individual rehabilitation plan for 44 inmates who were subjected to sexual and physical abuse in the Muzaffarpur shelter home.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
WC final was crazy game to be part of: Boult
Wellington, July 18 (IANS) New Zealand pacer Trent Boult, who is still trying to coming to terms with the gut-wrenching defeat to England in the World Cup final, believes the feeling after the loss will not disappear in the coming days.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
P.T. Usha nominated for IAAF Veteran Pin Award
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Former Indian athlete and Olympian P.T. Usha has been nominated for the prestigious International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Veteran Pin Award.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Kerala Tourism invites bid for franchise ownership at CBL
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Kerala Tourism Department, along with agency consortium led by E factor Entertainment and The Social Street, have invited bids from interested parties to buy nine team franchisees in the inaugural edition of the Champions Boat League (CBL).
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Imran Khan hails ICJ ruling on not releasing Jadhav
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday appreciated the ICJ's decision "not to acquit, release and return" Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. But notably, Khan did not term the court ruling a victory for Pakistan, something that the media and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi have claimed.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Saravana Bhavan owner dies in Chennai hosptial
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The founder of Saravana Bhavan chain of South Indian restaurant P. Rajagopal, who surrendered last week to serve a life term for a murder committed decades back, died here on Thursday morning in a private hospital, police said.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Netflix to launch cheaper mobile-only plan in India
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) American video streaming giant Netflix has reportedly confirmed it would unveil a mobile-only subscription plan for India during the third quarter of 2019 and that it would be priced lower than its existing plans.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham flight to restore from Aug 15
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Union Minister Som Parkash on Thursday hailed the restoration of tri-weekly Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham Air India flight after Pakistan opened its airspace for civilian planes.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
Chandrayaan-2 launch rescheduled for July 22
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The Indian space agency on Thursday announced that the launch date for its ambitious second Moon landing mission Chandrayaan-2 has been rescheduled for July 22, seven days after the ambitious launch by ISRO had to be aborted an hour before the lift off.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
HP India launches ultra-slim ProBook for Rs 67,260
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Expanding its commercial PC portfolio, HP India on Thursday launched a new notebook for Rs 67,260.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Venkaiah Naidu watches 'Super 30' with Hrithik, Anand Kumar
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Vice President Venkaiah Naidu says he was happy to watch "Super 30" at the Uprashtrapati Bhawan in the national capital along with Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan and educationist Anand Kumar.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Sanskari' Vidya Balan's 'time pass gyan'
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan seemed to be in a mood of goofing around as she shared a "time pass" video of herself lip syncing some "sanskari gyan" with a funny twist.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aditya shares photo with 'ringmaster' Mahesh Bhatt
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Actor Aditya Roy Kapur shared a photograph of himself with filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who he described as the "ringmaster", from the sets of his next film "Sadak 2".
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Punjab CM pays tributes to Nelson Mandela
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday paid tributes to South Africa's first black President and freedom advocate Nelson Mandela on his birth anniversary.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
We fit: Sushmita posts 'family selfie' with beau Roman Shawl
Yerevan, July 18 (IANS) Actress Sushmita Sen, who is currently vacationing in Armenia, has shared a "family selfie" along with her daughters Renee and Alisah and beau Roman Shawl.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Armenia,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aishwaryaa R. Dhanush invests in wellness startup
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) After popular names like Jennifer Lopez and Shahid Kapoor, superstar Rajinikanth's daughter and director Aishwaryaa R. Dhanush is the latest celebrity investor to back SARVA, an Indian yoga and wellness startup.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Southern Cinema
Karnataka CM moves confidence motion in Assembly
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday moved the confidence motion in the state legislative Assembly to prove that his Congress-JD-S coalition government has majority in the House.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Shah Rukh's 'The Lion King' heads to UAE
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Hindi version of Disney's upcoming live-action film "The Lion King" will release in UAE on July 19.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
HC notice to AgustaWestland middleman over bail
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to AgustaWestland deal accused middlemen Sushen Mohan Gupta in connection with a money laundering case against him.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Instagram expands test to hide 'Like' counts
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Facebook owned photo-messaging app Instagram is giving more users the option to publicly hide the 'Like' count on their posts as it is expanding the feature to six more countries.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Defence forces owe Rs 24.5 crore as rent to landowners in J&K
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Union government owes an outstanding due of Rs 24.5 crore as rent to various land owners in Jammu and Kashmir, the Defence Ministry has informed the Parliament.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
ALERT: Karnataka CM move Assembly for floor test
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2019-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
16 rebel MLAs who triggered Karnataka political crisis
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) In all, 16 rebel legislators, including 13 of the ruling Congress and three of the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) resigned from the Assembly, triggering a political crisis in Karnataka and leading to trial of strength in the state Assembly on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
India asks Pakistan to release Kulbhushan Jadhav forthwith
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A day after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) stayed Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence, India has asked Pakistan to release the former Navy officer without any delay.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Train derails in Maharashtra, no casualty
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) A major accident was averted on Thursday after a coach of the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus-Gorakhpur Jansadharan Express derailed in Maharashtra's Igatpuri.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IB alerts on Bihar jailbreak, security tightened
Patna, July 18 (IANS) Security has been tightened in and around the Beur Jail here that houses Patna terror blast accused and several Maoists among other inmates, after the Intelligence Bureau warned the Bihar Police that there might be plans of a jailbreak or even a bomb blast, police said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security
Punjab & Sind Bank flags Rs 238.3 cr fraud by Bhushan Power & Steel
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) After the Punjab National Bank and the Allahabad Bank, Punjab and Sind Bank has reported a Rs 238.30 crore fraud by the Bhushan Power and Steel company.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ICJ rejects Pak claim that Vienna Convention does not apply to espionage
The Hague, July 18 (IANS) The ICJ threw out Pakistan's objection to India's demand for consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav on the claim that he was a spy and the Vienna Convention could not be applied in the case.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Chandrayaan-2 launch rescheduled for July 22
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Indian space agency on Thursday announced that the Chandrayaan-2 launch has been rescheduled for July 22, seven days after the ambitious launch by ISRO had to be aborted an hour before the lift off.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech
Court-monitored mediation in Ayodhya issue till July 31: SC
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Ayodhya mediation panel to continue negotiations to develop a consensus between Hindu and Muslim parties on the temple dispute issue.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
British PM frontrunner Johnson vows to deliver Brexit by Oct 31
London, July 18 (IANS) British Prime Minister hopeful Boris Johnson has insisted that he would take Britain out of the European Union (EU) on the scheduled date of October 31, with or without a deal.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Impeachment move fails, Trump steps up attacks on 'left wing' Democrats
New York, July 18 (IANS) Democratic Party leaders in the House of Representatives have thwarted an attempt by the more impetuous members to impeach President Donald Trump, but the reprieve was clouded by a vote to prosecute two members of his cabinet for criminal contempt.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Thousands protests demanding Puerto Rico Governor's resignation
San Juan, July 18 (IANS) Thousands of people, including artistes such as Ricky Martin, Bad Bunny, Residente, Tommy Torres and Oscar-winner Benicio del Toro, demanded the resignation of the Governor of Puerto Rico after a private chat containing homophobic comments was leaked, triggering a severe political crisis on the island.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
You had a great WC: Sachin told Kane after NZ loss
London, July 18 (IANS) "Your game was appreciated by all and you had a great World Cup," said Sachin Tendulkar to Kane Williamson while handing him the Player of the Tournament trophy after New Zealand lost a thrilling final of the 2019 edition of the showpiece event.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Space exploration critical for our survival: Bezos
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) While Elon Musk-led SpaceX always stays in limelight, world's richest person Jeff Bezos' aerospace company Blue Origin is fast catching up because for him, "space exploration is critical to our survival".
2019-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Sensex opens flat, Yes Bank tanks 10%
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Sensex traded slightly lower after opening on a flat note on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nato chief calls on Russia to save INF missile treaty
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Time is running out to save a key missile treaty with Russia, Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
India among top respondents to Airbus quantum computing challenge
Moscow, July 18 (IANS) India and the US have emerged as the topmost respondents to Airbus' quantum computing challenge designed to invite proposals for bringing flight physics into the quantum era, the French aircraft major's head of central research and technology Thierry Botter said.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Science/Tech,Technology
Several dead in arson attack on Japan animation studio
Tokyo, July 18 (IANS) A fire at an animation studio in Japan's Kyoto city has left several people dead and injured more than 30 on Thursday, media reported.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Carolina Marin unsure about WC, focusing on Olympics
Madrid, July 18 (IANS) Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin has said that she does not know if she will participate in the upcoming badminton World Cup in Switzerland in August.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
Twitter unveils 'Hide Replies' feature, global roll-out soon
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) You will soon be able to hide replies in the conversation thread on Twitter that are offensive, hateful or racist in nature. The micro-blogging platform is testing a feature called "Hide Replies", beginning with users in Canada which will be rolled out globally.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy
Cops suspended for assaulting UP journalist
Mathura, July 18 (IANS) Four policemen in Uttar Pradesh have been suspended for allegedly assaulting a journalist.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nation-state cyber criminals attack 10K Microsoft customers
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Microsoft has notified nearly 10,000 customers in the past year who were targeted or compromised by nation-state attacks originating from three countries -- Iran, North Korea and Russia.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Politics
Google removes stalker apps that may have spied on you
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Google has removed seven stalker apps that were available on its Play Store as apps for children's safety or finding stolen phones but were being used to stalk employees, romantic partners or kids.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
India cuts population rate by improving conditions for women
United Nations, July 18 (IANS) India has reduced its population growth rate by improving the conditions for women, according to Paulomi Tripathi, a first secretary in India's UN Mission.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Despite rains, El Nino fear looms large: Skymet
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Monsoon has picked up steam in July but prospects of El Nino effects are still looming, according to forecaster Skymet Weather.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
UP BJP MLA enrols schools students as party members
Chandauli (Uttar Pradesh), July 18 (IANS) Making a mockery of the BJP's much-publicized membership drive, Sushil Singh, party MLA from this seat in Uttar Pradesh, on Wednesday enrolled school students as party members.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Some delaying Ayodhya settlement process: VHP
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), which has been in the forefront of the Ayodhya movement, feels that some parties to the dispute are indulging in delaying tactics and wants the Supreme Court to address this while speeding up the trial in the decades-old issue.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Abdul Razzaq brags of his many extramarital affairs
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has revealed that he has had several extramarital affairs.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ayodhya issue: In search of a solution
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Ayodhya dispute, one of the most sensitive issues, politically and communally, has been searching for a lasting solution for the last 69 years.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Karnataka braces for number game in Assembly
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) A desperate JD-S-Congress coalition government is pulling all stops to face the floor test in the Karnataka Assembly for ensuring its survival in the number game on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Neesham's childhood coach died during WC Super Over
Wellington, July 18 (IANS) Former Auckland Grammar School teacher and coach David James Gordon breathed his last moments after New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham hit a maximum during the Super Over in a thrilling World Cup final against England.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Ayodhya issue: Ram Janambhoomi Nyas says mediation panel not needed
Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) With the mediation panel set to submit its report to the Supreme Court on the Ayodhya dispute, Ram Janambhoomi Nyas said on Thursday that such a committee was not needed at all as there is no dispute about where Lord Ram was born.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Jason Roy receives maiden Test call-up
London, July 18 (IANS) Swashbuckling opener Jason Roy has been named, for the first time, in England's 13-member Test squad for the match against Ireland which will be played at Lord's from July 24.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India's current account balance deficit grew to $68bn in 2018-19: IMF
United Nations, July 18 (IANS) India's current account (CA) balance deficit grew to $68 billion in 2018-19 from $49 billion the previous year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which said the deficit was justified by development needs.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Sports broadcasters in India face government challenge
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Private sports broadcasters in India are headed towards an uncertain future thanks to the governmental pressure due to which they are mandated to share sporting events of national importance with Prasar Bharati.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Title holder of disputed Ayodhya land favours more time for mediation panel
Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) Iqbal Ansari, one of the main litigants in the Ayodhya dispute, feels that the mediation panel set up by the Supreme Court should be given more time so that views of all stakeholders are considered.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Hima sprints to 4th gold in 15 days
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) There seems to be no stopping Hima Das as the ace Indian sprinter won her fourth international gold within 15 days after she bagged the top honours in the 200m race at the Tabor Athletics Meet in Czech Republic.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
US-based Kashmiri doctors to launch critical care ambulance service in Valley
Srinagar, July 18 (IANS) Alarmed by the number of road accident deaths in Jammu and Kashmir, a group of US based Kashmiri doctors is all set to provide fully equipped critical care ambulances.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Kashmir
Khazana Ghazal festival will pay tribute to Gulzar: Rekha Bhardwaj
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Singer Rekha Bhardwaj has said that the 18th edition of "Khazana", an annual Ghazal festival, will pay a tribute to veteran poet and writer Gulzar.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
US House holds Barr, Ross in contempt of Congress
Washington, July 18 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress over a census question.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
US stocks edge lower
New York, July 18 (IANS) US stocks closed lower as investors digested a batch of earnings reports.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
US House kills impeachment resolution against Trump
Washington, July 18 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has killed a resolution to impeach US President Donald Trump over his "racist" tweets against four Democratic lawmakers.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
US to send more troops to Mexico border
Washington, July 18 (IANS) The US Department of Defense has said it will send about 2,100 more troops to the southern border at the request of the Department of Homeland Security.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
US bars Turkey from F-35 fighter jet programme
Washington, July 18 (IANS) The White House has confirmed that Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 air defence systems has led to the termination of Ankara's involvement with the F-35 programme.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Ebola outbreak in Congo declared 'health emergency'
Geneva, July 18 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in Congo a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
2019-07-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Pakistan should be restrained from executing Jadhav, India had urged ICJ
The Hague, July 18 (IANS) While Pakistan has been claiming victory in the ICJ not ruling in favour of Kulbhushan Jadhav's release, it has apparently forgotten that one of the clauses India put forth while approaching the top UN court was that in case Jadhav was not to be released, then Pakistan should be restrained from executing the death sentence awarded by a military court.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Drug lord 'El Chapo' gets life sentence plus 30 years
New York, July 18 (IANS) Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been sentenced to life imprisonment plus 30 years by a US court, ending a long judicial process which began with his arrest in Mexico in 2016 and his subsequent extradition to the US.
2019-07-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ICJ threw out 3 objections by Pakistan to admissibility of India's plea
The Hague, July 17 (IANS) The International Court of Justice (ICJ) while ruling in favour of India threw out three objections raised by Pakistan on admissibility of India's application against the death sentence awarded to Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistani military court.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Netherlands,National
Telangana doubles social security pension
Hyderabad, July 17 (IANS) The Telangana government on Wednesday decided to hike monthly pension for various categories of beneficiaries from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2016.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Mindtree net plunges 41% yearly, 53% quarterly
Bengaluru, July 17 (IANS) Leading IT consulting firm Mindtree on Wednesday reported Rs 93 crore net profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2019-20 against Rs 158 crore in the same period a year ago, which is a 41 per cent annual decline.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
HC quashes notice by Bidhananagar commissioner
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday quashed a notice issued by the commissioner of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation for convening a meeting to remove mayor and Trinamool Congress dissident Sabyasachi Dutta, calling it bad in law.
2019-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Two control rooms, police pickets to tackle ragging, harassment in DU
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Two joint control rooms, one each in North and South Campus, from July 20 to July 27 will now make sure that the anti-ragging and anti-harassment measures in Delhi University are implemented strictly.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Ray's Charulata alleges she has been duped by pro-BJP film body
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Bengali actress Madhabi Mukherjee, best known for her portrayal of the title role in auteur Satyajit Ray's classic film 'Charulata', on Wednesday denied any links with BJP, alleging she was misled to support an organisation whose affiliation to the saffron outfit was not disclosed to her.
2019-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
IL&FS fallout? After ICRA, Care rating CEO sent on leave
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Care Ratings on Wednesday said the company's board of directors has decided to send Rajesh Mokashi, Managing Director & CEO of CARE, on leave, with immediate effect, until further notice.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Bill seeks to rein in cow vigilantes in MP
Bhopal, July 17 (IANS) The Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday presented a bill in the Vidhan Sabha to rein in unruly cow vigilantes by amending the state cow protection law passed during the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule in the state.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Iraqi national robbed of $30,000 in Noida
Noida, July 17 (IANS) Hours after a 38-year-old Iraqi man landed in Delhi, he was robbed of $30,000 in Noida on Wednesday evening, police said.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-MP CM Gaur flown to Gurugram in serious condition
Bhopal, July 17 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Babulal Gaur was flown to Gurugram on Wednesday for medical treatment in a serious condition.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Ebix acquires Yatra Online for $239m in all-stock deal
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) US software firm Ebix said on Wednesday that it has acquired online travel portal Yatra Online Inc via merger in an all stock deal for a net equity value of $239 million.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Alpesh Thakor, his aide to join BJP on Thursday
Gandhinagar, July 17 (IANS) Maverick OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, who quit as a Congress legislator after casting his vote in favour of BJP candidates in the July 5 Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat, is set to embrace the ruling BJP on Thursday, along with another rebel MLA from his community Dhavalsinh Jhala.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Care Ratings CEO Rajesh Mokashi sent on leave
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Care Ratings on Wednesday said that its board of directors had decided to send on leave, Rajesh Mokashi, Managing Director & CEO, with immediate effect.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Dharmaraj Cheralathan named Haryana Steelers skipper for PKL 7
Panchkula (Haryana), July 17 (IANS) Aiming to lift their maiden Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) title, Haryana Steelers on Wednesday named ace defender Dharmaraj Cheralathan as their captain for the upcoming seventh season besides naming the Tau Devi Lal Stadium here as their official centre.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
BJP expels Champion for 6 years over pistol dance (2nd Lead)
Dehradun, July 17 (IANS) Uttarakhand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion was expelled from the primary membership of the party for six years on Wednesday, after a video of him dancing with two pistols and a carbine went viral on the social media.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
ICJ verdict brings a rare moment of hope for Jadhav: Rahul
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to put on hold the execution of retired naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav in an alleged espionage case saying this verdict brings a rare moment of relief, joy and renewed hope that he will one day return home.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Law minister stresses judicial service to recruit judges
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, here on Wednesday, the time had come for an all-India judicial service to recruit judges for the subordinate courts on the basis of merit and preferably from the backward classes, enabling them the due access in the judiciary.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
4-year-old Aussie boy claims to be reincarnation of Princess Diana
London, July 17 (IANS) A four-year-old Australian boy has bizarrely claimed to be the
2019-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
CBI raids Ateeq Ahmed's properties in UP
Prayagraj, July 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday carried out raids at six locations in UP, including residence and office of mafia don Ateeq Ahmad, presently lodged in Ahmedabad Jail.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jadhav case: Vienna Convention not applicable to spies, says dissenting Pakistani judge
The Hague, July 17 (IANS) Pakistan's Tassaduq Hussain Jillani was the lone dissenting voice in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) verdict that ruled 15-1 in favour of India in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case on Wednesday.
2019-07-17
Category: International, Netherlands,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
ICJ orders stay on Jadhav's execution, Pakistan says will proceed as per its laws (Roundup)
The Hague, July 17 (IANS) In a huge victory for India and reprieve for Kulbhushan Jadhav, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday ordered Pakistan not to execute him and directed "effective review and reconsideration" of his conviction and the sentence awarded to him by a military court.
2019-07-17
Category: International, Netherlands,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SC to hear plea on Ayodhya mediation on Thursday
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday an application stating there has been no progress in the mediation process in the Ayodhya dispute.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Yes Bank's profits fall by 91% on higher NPA provisioning
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Private lender Yes Bank reported a 91 per cent fall in its profit at Rs 113.76 crore down from Rs 1,260.36 in the comparable period last year while the percentage of gross NPA also rose nearly five fold to 5.01 from 1.31 last year.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jaypee Infra lenders seek extension of resolution process
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Jaypee Infratech's (JIL) corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) may get another extension as its lenders have sought the removal a significant period from the ongoing resolution process, during which the Committee of Creditors (CoC) were not able to approve any plan due to a confusion and pending decision on home buyers' voting share.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
East Bengal to confer Kapil Dev with Bharat Gaurav award
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) City soccer giants East Bengal will confer their highest honour, Bharat Gaurav, on India's first World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev on their foundation day on August 1.
2019-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Woman torches self, 2 kids in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, July 17 (IANS) A woman on Wednesday committed suicide by setting herself afire along with two of her children in the city's Murad Nagar locality, police said.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More areas flooded in Malda and S Dinajpur districts
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) With several rivers flowing above danger levels, more areas were inundated in the Malda and South Dinajpur districts of West Bengal on Wednesday.
2019-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
India start on grand note in Commonwealth TT
Cuttack, July 17 (IANS) India made a grand start to their campaign in the team championships and topped their groups to qualify for the Super Eight stage in both the men's and women's sections of the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Despite his public shows, Trump claims it took 2 years to find Saeed
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's claims on Hafiz Saeed's arrest has stumped many as he said that it took 10 years to find him when the Lashkar-e-Taiba chief has been openly moving around in Pakistan after the Mumbai attacks.
2019-07-17
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Pakistan's passport ploy in Jadhav's case didn't work: Salve
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Former Solicitor General Harish Salve, who represented India at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), said on Wednesday that Pakistan repeatedly displayed what it claimed was Kulbhushan Jadhav's passport which led to the top court rejecting Islamabad's argument that Jadhav's nationality was uncertain.
2019-07-17
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Priyanka blasts Yogi government over Sonbhadra murders
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Criticising the Yogi Adityanath-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government over the spate of murders in the state, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, here on Wednesday, termed the killing of 10 people in UP as "shocking".
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Man United set 200m euro price tag for Pogba
Madrid, July 17 (IANS) English Premier League powerhouse Manchester United have asked for a massive 200 million euro for Paul Pogba with Spanish giants Real Madrid showing interest in buying the French World Cup winner from them.
2019-07-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Dalveer Bhandari among 15-member ICJ that ruled in favour of India
The Hague, July 17 (IANS) India's Justice Dalveer Bhandari was among the 15-judge International Court of Justice (ICJ) that ruled in favour of India in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case on Wednesday.
2019-07-17
Category: International, Netherlands,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Jadhav case: India spent Re 1, Pakistan crores on lawyers
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Senior advocate Harish Salve charged Re 1 as his fee to represent India during the public hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague. Pakistan, on the other hand, spent more than Rs 20 crore on lawyers to prove that Jadhav was a spy.
2019-07-17
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
PM, Union ministers, opposition welcome ICJ verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Political leaders across party lines -- from Prime MInister Narendra Modi, Union ministers to opposition leaders -- on Wednesday welcomed the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) verdict to continue the stay on the death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakisani military court for alleged espionage.
2019-07-17
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
The future of e-sports is mobile phones: MPL co-founder
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Mobile phone-based platforms could be the future of e-sports, according to Sai Srinivas Kiran G, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and co-founder of the Mobile Premier League (MPL).
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Over 20k Indians have died in six Gulf nations in past three years
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) More than 20,000 Indians have lost their lives in six Middle East countries over the past three years, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.
2019-07-17
Category: International, India,National
Kejriwal announces financial aid of Rs 10 lakh for 6-year-old rape victim
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh and legal help for a six-year-old rape victim.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
CCEA clears hydro project for Arunachal Pradesh, rail projects in UP, Assam
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday cleared Rs 1,600 crore for pre-investment activities and granted various clearances for the Dibang Multipurpose Project (MPP) in Arunachal Pradesh.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India, Maharashtra celebrate ICJ verdict on Jadhav
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) With their long months of prayers answered, Indians, and in particular Maharashtrians, on Wednesday celebrated the International Court of Justice (ICJ) verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav, a Mumbaikar, who was on the death row in Pakistan.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
ICJ verdict on Jadhav a massive victory: Rajnath
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday described the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) verdict to continue the stay on the death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav as a "massive victory" for India.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Now, Ranthambore's Machali inspires a book on human survival (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) At a time of increasing man-animal conflict comes a heart-warming tale of two families - one human, one tiger - following parallel journeys in which the powerful drives to connect, love and raise the next generation play out: All this inspired by Machali, arguably the most famous big cat in the Ranthambore reserve in India's northern state of Rajasthan.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Former diplomats say ball in Pakistan's court after ICJ verdict
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Former diplomats on Wednesday hailed the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav and termed it a vindication of India's stand.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Jaishankar meets Japanese envoys of South Asia
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) In a significant move highlighting the growing closeness between India and Japan, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar held a meeting with the Japanese envoys of five South Asian countries, including Pakistan.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Jadhav will remain in Pakistan, a victory for us: Pakistan Foreign Minister
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday claimed that the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) ruling on Kulbhushan Jadhav was a "victory for Pakistan" as the top UN court did not ask for him to be released.
2019-07-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Refusal by the ICJ to allow Kulbhushan's return is unnerving: Surjewala
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala on Wednesday welcomed the International Court of Justice verdict to put on hold the death sentence to retired navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistan military court in an alleged case of espionage and said refusal by the world court to allow his return to India is unnerving.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
ICJ's decision on Jadhav exposes Pakistan's farcical judicial system: experts
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Legal luminaries specializing in international law on Wednesday termed the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Kulbushan Jadhav as a "big win" for India saying it exposed Pakistan as a rogue state which kidnaps foreign citizens, conducts farcical trials and denies human rights.
2019-07-17
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