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Vijayan inaugurates world's first Super Fab Lab outside US
Palakkad, Jan 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan used a remote-controlled device here on Saturday to open a Super Fab Lab based in Kochi that was set up in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
2020-01-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Technology
Omar in white beard surfaces on Twitter
Srinagar, Jan 25 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's latest photograph wearing a woollen cap and sporting a long white beard surfaced on social media on Saturday, and went viral.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Non-life insurers can offer standard health policies before April 1
Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) Indian insurance regulator has permitted non-life insurers to sell the standardized health insurance policy prior to April 1, 2020.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Wikipedia now has over 6 million articles in English
San Francisco, Jan 25 (IANS) The world's largest online multilingual encyclopedia, Wikipedia, has now crossed the milestone of having more than six million articles in English language.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
ICICI Bank's Q3 net profit rises 158% to Rs 4,146 cr
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) ICICI Bank has reported over two-fold increase in standalone net profit for the quarter ended December at Rs 4,146.46 crore. The net profit rose 158.36 per cent from Rs 1,604.91 crore reported in the year-ago quarter, the bank said here on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India, Brazil sign pacts to boost strategic partnership
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) In a major boost to their strategic partnership, Brazil and India on Saturday laid down a comprehensive action plan to enhance their cooperation in all areas, amid an economic slowdown.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Prateek Kuhad set to perform at Vh1 Supersonic
Pune, Jan 25 (IANS) Indian artiste Prateek Kuhad will be performing at the upcoming edition of Vh1 Supersonic music festival.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amazon Prime concert creates Guiness record
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) A live musical extravaganza saw 1,000 singers and instrumentalist coming together to perform for the album of Kabir Khans web series "The Forgotten Army: Azaadi Ke Liye" on Friday night. The feat has attained the performers a spot in the Guinness Book of Records.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Private role in student housing likely to be vital
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Professionally-managed student accommodation (PMSA) providers will play a major role in the student housing segment due to rising demand for space with better facilities, according to joint report by Cushman & Wakefield and the Student Accommodation Providers Forum of India (SAPFI).
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Education
'Mission Shakti', military might & diversity to be on display
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) India's military might, cultural diversity, social and economic progress will be on display during the 71st Republic Day celebrations at the majestic Rajpath on Sunday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Coronavirus: Govt issues travel advisory on China
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Health Ministry on Saturday issued a travel advisory to those visiting China from India or coming back from there in the wake of the outbreak of the contagious novel coronavirus.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Chance the Rapper to host 'Punk'd' revival
Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Chance the Rapper has been roped in to host the revival of the prank show "Punk'd".
2020-01-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Central teams to visit airports to screen for coronavirus
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said central teams have been sent to conduct thermal screening of Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) at seven designated airports - New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kochi.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Labuschagne a 'duplicate' of Smith, says ICC
Dubai, Jan 25 (IANS) The ICC's official Twitter handle on Saturday called Australian Marnus Labuschagne a duplicate of compatriot and former skipper Steve Smith. In the ongoing social challenge, where users share a four-photo mosaic of profile photos from different social media handles, the ICC used three different photos of Steve Smith indicating different profile pictures for Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
1040 police personnel to get gallantry awards on R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) A total of 1040 police personnel will be conferred President's police medal for gallantry award and distinguished service on Republic Day on Sunday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Malala Yousafzai biopic 'Gul Makai' gets U/A certificate
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Director HE Amjad Khan says his upcoming directorial "Gul Makai" has been certified as U/A and it conveys that the film gives a strong message to everyone.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Khaleel Ahmed ruled out of India A tour with fractured wrist
Lincoln, Jan 25 (IANS) Left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing India A tour against New Zealand 'A' with a fractured wrist.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
'Street Dancer 3D' beats Kangana's 'Panga' on day 1 at box-office
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoors dance flick "Street Dancer 3D" started on a good note, minting Rs 10.26 crore on opening day, while the Kangana Ranaut-starrer "Panga" managed Rs 2.7 crore on day one.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kenkre ride Soumya's hat-trick to hammer Odisha Police
Bengaluru, Jan 25 (IANS) Kenkre FC overcame Odisha Police by an overwhelming margin of 4-1 at the Bangalore football stadium here on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Work on Green Field Airport in Arunachal begins next month
Itanagar, Jan 25 (IANS) A "Green Field Airport" will be constructed in Arunachal Pradesh with an investment of Rs 1,000 crore, work on which is scheduled to begin next month, a top Airport Authority of India (AAI) official said on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
TRS sweeps Telangana municipal polls
Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) swept the municipal elections, capturing power in over 100 out of 120 municipalities and seven out of nine municipal corporations.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Kolkata girl escapes death by a whisker
Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) A Kolkata teenager had a miraculous escape when after remaining hanging by her toe in the air for some 50 minutes, she was finally rescued.
2020-01-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CRISIL downgrades Vodafone Idea's debt on AGR liability
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The downgrading spree continues for Vodafone Idea as rating agency CRISIL is the latest which downgraded its rating on Non-Convertible Debentures of Rs 3,500 crore.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Govt nominates Debashish Panda on SBI central board
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI) on Saturday said the Central government has nominated Debashish Panda, Special Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Finance Ministry as a director on the Central Board of SBI.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tricolour in mosques, human chains on R-Day in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) The southern state of Kerala will see the Tricolour in mosques, reading out of pastoral letters in churches, and a 700-km long human chain as a protest against the CAA and proposed NRC on Republic Day on Sunday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Kerala,National
Jamia violence: Youth spotted in CCTV sent to police remand
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Mohammad Furqan, the man who was arrested by the Delhi police two days back, for his alleged involvement in violence in Jamia Millia Islamia last month, has been sent to 3-day custody, police said.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Girl gang raped in moving car in Haryana; 2 held
Chandigarh, Jan 25 (IANS) A 15-year-old girl was allegedly gang raped in a moving car in Haryanas Panipat town by two youths, one of them being an acquaintance, said police on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
President, PM greet Himachal Pradesh on Statehood Day
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders across the country conveyed their greetings to the people of Himachal Pradesh on its 50th Statehood Day.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
54 persons to be conferred civilian lifesaving award
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) A total of 54 persons will be conferred the Jeevan Raksha Padak awards, a civilian lifesaving award, on the occasion of Republic Day.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Aamir Khan mourns demise of 'Andaz Apna Apna' producer Vinay Sinha
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Aamir Khan has expressed condolences at the demise of film producer Vinay Sinha. Aamir and Salman Khan had co-starred in Sinha's 1994 comedy flick "Andaz Apna Apna" alongwith Raveena Tandon and Karisma Kapoor. The Rajkumar Santoshi-directed film has attained cult status over the decades.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Areas blocked by anti-govt protesters in Iraq reopened
Baghdad, Jan 25 (IANS) Iraqi security forces on Saturday reopened bridges, squares and roads across the country, which were blocked during the past few months by anti-government protests over lack of jobs and basic service.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Himachal announces 5% DA for employees, pensioners
Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday announced 5 per cent dearness allowance (DA) for government employees and pensioners.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
National Voters' Day: PM, others extend greetings
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and other leaders across the country extended their greetings to the people on the occasion of the 10th National Voters Day on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Tweeple mourn demise of TV actress Shejal Sharma
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) TV actress Sejal Sharma, who played Simmy Khosla in "Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji" has committed suicide. Twitteratis are shocked by yet another untimely death by a TV personality, that comes on the back of the Kushal Punjabi incident.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
104 personnel awarded Fire Service Medals
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) A total of 104 personnel have been awarded Fire Service Medals on the occasion of Republic Day this year, the Union Home Ministry said on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Steve Smith maintains good form in BBL
Sydney, Jan 25 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Steve Smith has continued to shine in the shortest format of the game as his unbeaten knock of 66 from 40 balls saw his side Sydney Sixers register a seven-wicket win over Melbourne Renegades in an ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) match on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Tahira Kashyap: Being in love important, irrespective of lover's gender
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Filmmaker-author Tahira Kashyap, whose actor-husband Ayushmann Khurrana plays a gay protagonist in the upcoming "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan", says it is important to be in love, irrespective of gender.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
In the language of remembering
Jaipur, Jan 25 (IANS) In the archive of memory which has enough place for small details disguising bigger stories and offering a variety of experiences, Aanchal Malhotra, 30, looks for tales -- of despair, longing, violence and hope. Small material objects become conversation starters and metaphors that unveil a tragedy in all its manifestations.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Police begins probe into attack on news channel's team
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) A day after protestors allegedly attacked a news channel team in capital's Shaheen Bagh area, Delhi police on Saturday lodged an FIR in the case and began an investigation.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Four-time BJP legislator and ex-minister joins AAP
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections on February 8, the ruling AAP got a major boost as four-time BJP legislator and former minister Harsharan Singh Balli on Saturday joined the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Turkey quake toll reaches 22 (3rd Lead)
Ankara, Jan 25 (IANS) The death toll from the massive earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale that jolted eastern Turkey has increased to 22, the government said on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Anyone against Modi-Shah agenda is urban naxal: Rahul
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Describing Bhima Koregaon as a symbol of resistance, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the BJP government at the Centre, saying anyone who opposes Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Amit Shah's "agenda of hate are urban naxals".
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Alaya F: Won't be surprised if I woke up with Kartik Aaryan in bed
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Actress Pooja Bedi's daughter Alaya F feels her colleague Ananya Panday doesn't have a good answer on nepotism.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
R-Day: J&K Police tops gallantry award list
Srinagar, Jan 25 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir police will be honoured with 108 gallantry awards, the highest ever for the force, on the Republic Day on Sunday. The CRPF has won 76 awards, the second highest.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
If Ind doesn't come for Asia Cup, Pak won't be part of 2021 T20 WC: PCB
Lahore, Jan 25 (IANS) PCB chief executive Wasim Khan has dismissed reports that Pakistan has given up its hosting rights of the T20 Asia Cup. In fact he has bartered that if the Men in Blue would not turn up for the Asia Cup, then Pakistan could also refuse to participate in the 2021 T20 World Cup slated to be played in India.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
China's BBK Group maintains lead over Xiaomi in 2019
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Chinese behemoth BBK Group, the parent company of OPPO, Vivo, Realme and OnePlus brands, dominated the India smartphone market with 37 per cent share for the full year 2019, compared to 28 per cent of Xiaomi, reveals latest data from Counterpoint Research.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Resolution tabled against CAA, NPR and NRC in R'sthan House
Jaipur, Jan 25 (IANS) The Rajasthan Assembly on Saturday tabled a resolution against the new citizenship law CAA, NRC and NPR with the opposition BJP strongly protesting the Congress-led move.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
China coronavirus: HK declares highest level of emergency
Hong Kong, Jan 25 (IANS) Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday declared the impact of the the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak to be of the highest emergency response level, raising it from the previous status of "serious", after the city reported five confirmed cases.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
When Salman forgot to pay Rs 1.25 to a cycle mechanic!
Mumabai, Jan 25 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan has recently shared a funny anecdote from his childhood days when he had forgotten to pay Rs 1.25 to a cycle mechanic.
2020-01-25
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Tanhaji' enters 200-cr club, Kajol eyes 250-cr mark
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor-producer Ajay Devgn's "Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior" has entered the Rs 200 crore club.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
None like Sushil Modi in giving character certificate: Kishor
Patna, Jan 25 (IANS) The rift between the BJP and the JD-U in Bihar deepened further after poll strategist Prashant Kishor launched a blistering attack against deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Australian Open: Swiatek downs Vekic to reach 4th round
Melbourne, Jan 25 (IANS) Poland's Iga Swiatek progressed to the fourth round of the Australian Open after beating Donna Vekic in straight sets 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
MSLTA Yonex Sunrise tennis tournament from January 27
Pune, Jan 25 (IANS) Putting their best foot forward to promote budding tennis players, the Maha Tennis Association foundation and Adar Poonawalla Maharashtra Tennis Academy have organised the MSLTA Yonex Sunrise APMTA All India Ranking National Series (7) tournament for boys and girls in the Under-16 age category.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Tennis
CG Power seeks govt's nod to remove joint auditor
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Fraud-hit CG Power and Industrial Solutions has sought the Centre's approval to remove K K Mankeshwar & Co (KKM) as one of its joint auditors due to certain alleged "unexplained" payments made to the auditor from the company.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Karnataka school girl dies during dance practice
Bengaluru, Jan 25 (IANS) A 14-year-old school girl died following "a cardiac arrest" during a dance session in a Karnataka village near the Kolar Gold Fields (KGF), police said on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EC notice to Bagga over his campaign song expenditure
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) BJP candidate from Delhi's Hari Nagar Assembly, Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, is in trouble again. The Election Commission has issued a notice to him regarding the expenditure for a video song used in his campaign.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kerala Congress serves notice to discuss recall of Governor
Kochi (Kerala), Jan 25 (IANS) The tiff between the Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan and the Kerala legislature took a turn for the worse on Saturday, when the Congress-led opposition gave a notice to the Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan for moving a resolution to be sent to President of India to remove Arif Mohammed Khan from the post of governor.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Disha Patani on Anil Kapoor: My Mr India still looks the same
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Disha Patani is thrilled to share screen space with one of her favourite actors, Anil Kapoor, in the upcoming "Malang". She never imagined she would never one day get to see the veteran actor in real life when she watched "Mr India" as a child.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Samsung sets up next-generation tech platform centre
Seoul, Jan 25 (IANS) Samsung Electronics has created an in-house technology platform unit and named a new chief for its home appliance business in the company's latest reshuffle, corporate sources here said.
2020-01-25
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Ganguly opens up on Rahul-Pant wicket-keeping debate
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly has lauded K.L. Rahul's work in the limited-overs format and wished the Karnataka batsman will continue the current form even in the longest format of the game.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Women brigade continues their anti-CAA stir in Lucknow
Lucknow, Jan 25 (IANS) The all women protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Lucknow's Clock Tower continued on Saturday despite every effort by the administration to end it.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
New Udacity Nanodegree programme offers hands-on ML training
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) US-based learning platform Udacity has launched a new Nanodegree programme titled 'Intro to Machine Learning with TensorFlow' that offers practitioner-level skills in new-generation Machine Learning (ML) through hands-on projects.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Education
Sunera Tech opens Centre for Digital Acceleration in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Sunera Technologies, a leading innovative technology solutions company, has opened the Centre for Digital Acceleration (CDA) for businesses across to set up their innovation centres and experience digital solutions.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology
This intelligence system provides infotainment, car tracking
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Gurgaon-based Information Technology services company Trak N Tell has introduced a new IntelliPlay range which is an innovative infotainment-cum-tracking device for automobiles.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Pentagon blocks Commerce Dept-imposed ban on Huawei sales: Report
San Francisco, Jan 25 (IANS) In a breather to the Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone giant Huawei, the Pentagon has blocked the Commerce Department-backed ban on sales that make it harder for US-based companies to sell equipment to the handset maker, the media has reported.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Australian Open: Nadal cruises to last 16; Pliskova ousted
Melbourne, Jan 25 (IANS) World No. 1 Rafael Nadal on Saturday produced a masterclass to hammer Pablo Carreno Busta and enter the fourth round of the ongoing Australian Open for the 13th time in his career.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Air pollution linked to changes in brain structure in kids
New York, Jan 25 (IANS) Exposure to high levels of traffic-related air pollution at age 1 may lead to structural changes in the brain at the age of 12 which can influence the development of various physical and mental processes, warns a study.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Bigg Boss 13: Fans blame Salman Khan for breaking SidNaz
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" contestants Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaz Gill are no longer friends. After having been in the spotlight for their cute bonding in the "Bigg Boss" house, things between the two nose-dived after host Salman Khan asked the actor to be cautious.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Labour sees membership surge amid leadership race
London, Jan 25 (IANS) The UK's main opposition Labour Party has experienced a surge in membership since the December 2019 general election and also amid the ongoing leadership race to replace incumbent chief Jeremy Corbyn, it was reported on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Brent lowest in 7 weeks amid nCoV concern in China
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Oil futures came down sharply on fears that the spread of the deadly coronavirus in China will undercut demand for crude further, which has seen prices already under pressure due to worries about a potential oversupply.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Don't reverse sweep into your face: Jimmy Neesham
Christchurch, Jan 25 (IANS) Kiwi all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has a reverse sweep advice for everyone after he ended up injuring himself during the 2nd unofficial ODI between New Zealand A and India A.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India aim for another stellar show in 2nd T20I against NZ (Preview)
Auckland, Jan 25 (IANS) After securing a thumping six-wicket victory in the first T20I, Team India will look to continue with their winning run and extend the lead when they take on New Zealand in the second match of the ongoing five-match series at the Eden Park on Sunday.
2020-01-25
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Global airline passenger fatalities decline sharply
New York, Jan 25 (IANS) Airline passenger fatalities around the globe has declined sharply over the past decade as new research has revealed that the fatalities rate is now one death per 7.9 million passenger boardings, compared to one death per 2.7 million boardings during the period 1998-2007, and one death per 1.3 million boardings during 1988-1997.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US Space Force logo resembles one from 'Star Trek'
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) The newly unveiled logo for US President Donald Trump's Space Force bears an uncanny likeness to the insignia from "Star Trek", the cult sci-fi TV series, a media report said on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gujarati film 'Hellaro' to be screened in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) "Hellaro", which became the first Gujarati movie to break all records, will be screened at the capital's PVR Chanakya on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
"Dekho apna desh" pledge to boost local tourism
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) In a bid to encourage more footfall on domestic tourism destinations, the Tourism ministry started a unique "Dekho Apna Desh" campaign asking Indians to take pledge to visit at least 15 different tourism locations in India by the year 2022.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Collaborations crucial for theatre: Shernaz Patel
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANSlife) After enthralling her audiences with her roles in films like 'Black' and 'Guzaarish, film and theatre actor Shernaz Patel, is all set to play Jiloo Mistry, a 76-year-old single woman living alone in Goa, in the Indian adaptation of a play based on an Agatha Christie mystery.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Fast track your weight loss with these kitchen essentials
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANSlife) Looking to lose some extra kilos? Look no further than some easy-to-find items in your own kitchen.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Enrich your home with the right hue
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANSlife) Colours can evoke a multiplicity of emotions in you -- from calm to joy, and even sadness -- making it necessary for you to pick the right colour for your home.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Johnson signs Brexit withdrawal agreement
London, Jan 25 (IANS) In a historic moment for the UK, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has signed the Brexit withdrawal agreement in Downing Street, which paves the way for the country's exit from the European Union (EU) on January 31.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
'Nirbhaya convicts lawyer using delaying tactics' (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Patiala House court on Saturady while disposing of the plea filed by Nirbhaya convict's counsel seeking relevant documents to exercise the remaining legal remedies noted that "jail authorities have already complied with the request".
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lizzo writes music for 'black trans women'
Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Singer Lizzo has hit back at claims that her music is made to cater to white audiences.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Texas county gets first Sikh Deputy Constable
Houston, Jan 25 (IANS) Indian-American law enforcement officer, Amrit Singh, has created history by becoming the first ever turban-wearing Sikh to be sworn in as Deputy Constable in Texas state's Harris County.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora
Jessica Simpson got hooked on to diet pills
Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Singer Jessica Simpson has revealed she was body shamed to such levels that she was almost pushed to the edge and started hearing voices.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Brazilian Prez given ceremonial welcome in Rashtrapati Bhavan
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Visiting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Saturday was given a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here, after which he said that he would use this visit as an opportunity for strengthening bilateral relations.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Swift's dad feared for her after Senator episode
Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Taylor Swift's father Scott Kingsley Swift feared for the singer's life when she openly spoke out against Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn during the 2018 mid-term elections.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Uber, Lyft start ride hailing services in Vancouver: Report
San Francisco, Jan 25 (IANS) Ride hailing giant Uber has started its official rides and app in Vancouver, British Columbia, making it the last major city in North America to get the cab hailing services.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hockey India names 32 for the national coaching camp
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) After making an impressive start to their maiden campaign at the FIH Hockey Pro League with a brilliant win against Netherlands, Indian men's hockey team will regroup for the national coaching camp in Bhubaneswar ahead of their tie against World Champions Belgium on February 8 and 9.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
UAE begins India's Republic Day celebrations
Dubai, Jan 25 (IANS) As Indian expats geared up to celebrate their country's Republic Day on Sunday, the Indian consulate in Dubai has already started the celebrations in advance by conducting several cultural performances and shows.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Pujara: 'Epitome of class, composure & technique' turns 32
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Cheteshwar Pujara on Saturday turned 32 and on the occasion, the cricket fraternity came in unison to wish the batsman, who is India's batting mainstay when it comes to Test cricket.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Tight security for Republic Day fete in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Jan 25 (IANS) Security has been stepped up and vigil heightened in the tech city for the Republic Day (R-Day) celebrations on Sunday, a top police official said on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Old friends picked up tab for Davos trip: Imran
Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Terming his participation in the recently held World Economic Forum (WEF) as the "cheapest" official visit, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan disclosed that his trip was sponsored by two of his friends and well-known businessmen Ikram Sehgal and Imran Chaudhry, it was reported on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Win doesn't teach anything in sports, defeat shows real picture'
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Olympic medalist boxer Vijender Singh believes that in sports, it's always important to try and the greatest lesson that an athlete learns is from defeats and not from wins.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
SA wheelchair tennis star Lucas Sithole handed two-year ban
Johannesburg, Jan 25 (IANS) South African wheelchair tennis athlete Lucas Sithole has been handed a two-year ban by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for failing to comply with the requirement to make himself available and accessible to testing three times within a 12-month period.
2020-01-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Tennis
VVS thanks PM for inspiring students with Kolkata Test story
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Former India batsman V.V.S. Laxman on Saturday expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who during his annual 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' event, reminded students of the famous 376-run partnership between Laxman and Rahul Dravid that helped India record an epic win against Australia at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in 2001.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Trump defence gets ready as Democrats end prosecution marathon
New York, Jan. Jan 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's legal team was preparing his defence on Saturday after the Democratic prosecutors ended their marathon 24-hour argument to oust him from office during the Senate trial.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Disney's 'Bambi' live-action remake is in works
Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) A life-like remake of the 1942 animated feature "Bambi" is being developed by Disney.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Agarkar, Mongia, Sharma apply for BCCI selector's job
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Former Indian cricketers, including Chetan Sharma, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Nayan Mongia, Abey Kuruvilla and Ajit Agarkar are among the ones who have applied for two positions in the Indian men's selection committee in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
20 killed in Turkey earthquake (2nd Lead)
Ankara, Jan 25 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and 1,015 others injured after a massive earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale jolted eastern Turkey, authorities said on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
450 military medics sent to Wuhan in coronavirus fight
Beijing, Jan 25 (IANS) Chinese authorities have sent 450 military medics in an effort to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak in the hardest-hit city of Wuhan, it was reported on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: International, China,Politics
4 LeT workers apprehended in Bandipore, J&K
Srinagar, Jan 25 (IANS) Four overground workers of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were apprehended by a joint team of the police and the army at Hajin area of Bandipore district in north Kashmir, the police said on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Soldier injured in gun battle in south Kashmir's Tral
Srinagar, Jan 25 (IANS) One army jawan sustained injuries in the ongoing gun battle between security forces and militants on Saturday in the Tral area of south Kashmir, the police said.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Necessary probes before issuing death certificates for war missing: Gotabaya
Colombo, Jan 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said necessary investigations would be conducted before death certificates were issued for thousands of people who disappeared during the country's decades-long civil war.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Cold wave sweeps Himachal
Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) A cold wave continues to sweep Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, with its higher reaches shivering under sub-zero temperatures.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
High-protein diets clog arteries, up heart disease risk
New York, Jan 25 (IANS) High-protein diets may help people lose weight and build muscle, but there is a downside to it a" a greater heart attack risk. Researchers now report that high-protein diets boost artery-clogging plaque.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
EU mission raises concerns over SL polls
Colombo, Jan 25 (IANS) The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has presented its final report on Sri Lanka's November 16, 2019 presidential election in which it raised concerns on the absence of a law on campaign finance, disinformation and biased election coverage by private and state media.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nirbhaya convicts lawyer trying to defeat speed of law: Prosecution
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Patiala House court on Saturday started hearing a plea filed by the Nirbhaya convicts that alleged that the Tihar Jail administration have "not presented the papers on time".
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Fresh anti-US protests grip Baghdad
Baghdad, Jan 25 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people filled the streets of Baghdad to protest against the presence of US troops in Iraq.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Nirbhaya case: Court begins hearing on convicts plea
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Patiala House court is hearing the plea filed by the Nirbhaya convicts plea alleging that the Tihar Jail administration did not present the papers on time.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rani's brace help India begin NZ Tour with 4-0 win
Auckland, Jan 25 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team kick-started the first tour of their Olympic Year with a confident 4-0 victory over the New Zealand Development squad.
2020-01-25
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Hockey
Westerlies keep extra nip in Punj-Haryana air
Chandigarh, Jan 25 (IANS) A cold north westerly wind kept an extra nip in the air on Saturday with Karnal town in Haryana recording a low of 2.5 degrees Celsius, an official said here.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trump vies for votes at massive anti-abortion rally
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump vied for the votes of evangelical Christians and other conservatives with an unprecedented appearance at the country's largest annual anti-abortion gathering.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump campaign against Ukraine envoy roils impeachment
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Reports about a private dinner in 2018 where US President Donald Trump purportedly demanded the recall of Washington's then-ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, provided an added element of intrigue to his impeachment trial in the Senate.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Delhi slips below 5C, rain likely next week
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) It was a clear and sunny day in the national capital on Saturday with the mercury dipping below 5 degrees. The Met forecasts overcast condition with light rain on Tuesday and Wednesday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Google to test more desktop Search design after backlash
San Francisco, Jan 25 (IANS) After facing backlash from its users, Google announced on Twitter that it will test more variations and changes to the desktop search results.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
England becomes 1st team to score half-a-million Test runs
Johannesburg, Jan 25 (IANS) England have become the first team in the world to score 500,000 runs in Test cricket. They achieved the feat during the ongoing fourth and final Test against South Africa being played at The Wanderers.
2020-01-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
A Kiwi wound that needs healing (Column: Close-in)
The Indian cricket team has embarked on a very important overseas series Down Under against New Zealand. The Kiwis, as they are popularly called because of their flightless national bird, are a difficult side to beat at home.
2020-01-25
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Opinion/Commentary
Gun battle in south Kashmir's Tral
Srinagar, Jan 25 (IANS) A gun fight between security forces and militants began on Saturday in the Tral area of south Kashmir, police said.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
21 Delhi-bound trains delayed due to fog
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) At least 21 Delhi-bound trains were delayed by several hours due to severe fog in several parts of northern India, officials said on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Coronavirus toll in China reaches 41, 1,287 infected (Ld)
Beijing, Jan 25 (IANS) The death toll due to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China has soared to 41, while the number of infected persons were 1,287, the National Health Commission said on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: International, China,Politics
Petrol, diesel prices see big cut on Saturday
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Fuel prices were dropped further on Saturday after international crude oil rates fell sharply following the outbreak of Coronavirus in China.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Facebook, YouTube content moderators asked to sign PTSD forms
San Francisco, Jan 25 (IANS) Content moderators at Facebook and YouTube in Europe and in the US have been asked to sign forms detailing that the job may cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
2020-01-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Cadiz CF returns to scouting project in India
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) LaLiga SmartBank club, Cadiz CF, has been scouting talent in the country over the past one year for a scholarship opportunity. Young aspiring footballers from India have been selected to visit Spain and to receive football training from top coaches.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Russia's first space launch for 2020 delayed
Moscow, Jan 25 (IANS) The launch of a military satellite by a Russian Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket, deemed to be the country's first space launch this year, has been delayed due to technical reasons, according to a media report.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Getting private rail on track (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
Fundamental to business success over and above external market conditions is the ability of a business to move the levers of revenues and costs to drive a sustainable profit margin. As crucial decisions around allowing private players to operate passenger trains are made, a relook at the fundamental requirements for success would be appropriate.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Opinion/Commentary
Ex-MP of AIADMK arrested in Coimbatore
Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) Former AIADMK member of Parliament K.C. Palaniswamy was arrested on Saturday morning at his residence in Coimbatore allegedly for running a AIADMK website.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Maradona says he turned down offer to coach Venezuela
Buenos Aires, Jan 25 (IANS) Diego Maradona has said he declined an offer from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to coach the country's national men's football team.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
34 US troops suffer concussions after Iran missile attack
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Thirty-four US troops had been diagnosed with concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of the January 8 Iranian missile attack on two military bases in Iraq housing American soldiers, the Pentagon said.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
TRS takes early leads in Telangana municipal polls
Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) took early leads in municipal elections as counting of votes was underway across the state on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Jordan to host boxing Olympic Qualifiers
Lausanne, Jan 25 (IANS) The Asian/Oceanian Tokyo 2020 boxing qualifying event, which was cancelled in China following the coronavirus outbreak that has claimed several lives in Wuhan, will now be held in Jordan.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Stokes issues apology for verbal spat with fan
Johannesburg, Jan 25 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes has issued an apology for the language he used after being involved in a verbal altercation with a spectator on the opening day of the fourth and final Test against South Africa being played at The Wanderers here.
2020-01-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
France, Australia confirms coronavirus cases
Paris/Canberra, Jan 25 (IANS) Three cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection have been confirmed in France, while a man was tested positive in Australia, the countries' governments have announced.
2020-01-25
Category: International, France,Politics
Centre's decision to upgrade Bengal hospital raises hackles
Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) The Centre's decision to upgrade Jalpaiguri district hospital in Northern West Bengal into a medical college and convey it first to the state BJP president Dilip Ghosh, has raised the hackles of the Mamata Banerjee government, which is bitterly complaining of being kept in the dark about the move.
2020-01-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia reaches 5 in HK
Hong Kong, Jan 25 (IANS) Hong Kong authorities on Saturday reported three more cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to five.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Cash, liquor worth Rs 13.29 cr seized from poll-bound Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) In a run-up to the February 8 Delhi Assembly elections, a joint team of Delhi Police and the Income Tax Department have so far recovered cash, goods and liquor worth Rs 13.29 crore since January 6, in connection with violation of the model of code conduct.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Vivo grabs 2nd spot in India smartphone market for 1st time
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Vivo created history by grabbing the second spot in the Indian smartphone market for the first time in the fourth quarter of the calendar year 2019.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Building collapses at Bhubaneswar airport, 1 killed
Bhubaneswar, Jan 25 (IANS) The roof of an under-construction building collapsed at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here leaving one person dead and injuring another, police said on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak govt rejects 'biased' corruption report
Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) The Pakistan government has rejected the findings of the "managed" and "biased" report by the Transparency International (TI), in which the country slipped by three spots from the previous year's ranking despite increased anti-corruption efforts.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak should in principle come off FATF grey list: Qureshi
Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the country "should, in principle, be taken off the grey list" as it has made considerable progress on the requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
2020-01-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal confirms first case of new coronavirus infection
Kathmandu, Jan 25 (IANS) A Nepali student studying in China has been found infected with the new coronavirus, an official of Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population has said.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine
At least 18 killed in Turkey's 6.8-magnitude earthquake
Istanbul, Jan 25 (IANS) A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Friday, leaving at least 18 people dead and more than 500 others injured.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dollar rises amid economic data
New York, Jan 25 (IANS) The US dollar strengthened against its major rivals in late trading on Friday amid a slew of economic data.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Six killed in German town shooting
Berlin, Jan 25 (IANS) Six people were killed and two were seriously injured after a shooting on Friday in southwestern German town of Rot am See.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Germany,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Caitlyn Jenner wants daughter Kendall to reunite with Harry Styles
Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Reality TV personality Caitlyn Jenner wants her daughter Kendall and One Direction band star Harry Styles to be back together.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hugh Grant on challenges of learning long speeches
Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor Hugh Grant couldnt enjoy a skiing holiday with his children because he was busy learning long speeches for Guy Ritchies action-comedy "The Gentlemen".
2020-01-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Eight dead after gas tanker explosion in Peru
Lima, Jan 25 (IANS) The number of deaths from a gas tanker explosion in Lima on Thursday has risen to eight, Peruvian health authorities announced on Friday.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Sweden,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China reports 1,287 confirmed cases of coronavirus pneumonia
Beijing, Jan 25 (IANS) Chinese health authorities announced Saturday that 1,287 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including 237 in critical conditions, had been reported in the country by the end of Friday.
2020-01-25
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
At least nine dead after bus accident in Colombia
Bogota, Jan 25 (IANS) At least nine people died and many more were injured on Friday in a bus accident in southwestern Colombia, said the deputy commander of the Rosas Fire Brigade, Victor Valencia.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Colombia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 killed as 6.5-magnitude quake hits eastern Turkey
Istanbul, Jan 25 (IANS) At least four people were killed and two others wounded when a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Turkey's eastern province of Elazig on Friday, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Taiwan reports two new cases of novel coronavirus
Taipei, Jan 25 (IANS) Two individuals were confirmed to be infected by the novel coronavirus that caused pneumonia, raising the total confirmed cases in Taiwan to three, the island's epidemic monitoring agency said on Friday.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Health/Medicine
US equities trade lower as travel stocks lead losses
New York, Jan 25 (IANS) US stocks traded lower on Friday as travel stocks led the losses.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
At least two die in Houston explosion
Houston, Jan 25 (IANS) At least two people were confirmed dead in the large explosion at an industrial facility in the US city of Houston early Friday morning, according to Houston police.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi creating a Hindu nationalist state: Soros
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) American billionaire philanthropist George Soros said on Friday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is creating a Hindu nationalist state.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shah has meal at Delhi BJP worker's house after campaigning
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) After ending his campaigning on Friday for the February 8 Delhi Assembly election, Union Home Minister Amit Shah suddenly reached a BJP worker's house to have lunch.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
MP BJP leader held for objectionable remark against Collector
Bhopal, Jan 25 (IANS) BJP leader and former state minister Badrilal Yadav, who made objectionable remarks against Rajgarh Collector Nidhi Nivedita, was arrested on Friday. He was later released on bail against a personal bond of Rs 20,000.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Prostitute killed in Bengaluru for refusing unprotected sex
Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) A security guard has been arrested for allegedly killing a prostitute here for refusing to have unprotected sex with him recently, police said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2G internet to be restored across J&K from Sat
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) In a major decision by the Jammu & Kashmir government, 2G internet services will be thrown open across all the 20 districts in the Union Territory effective Saturday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
20% salary to be deducted as tax if PAN, Aadhaar not given
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Trouble and hardship is looming for those earning Rs 2.5 lakh per annum but have not provided PAN and Aadhaar details to the employer.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Italy vows to help Iraq boost security, economic growth
Rome, Jan 24 (IANS/AKI) Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on Friday pledged his country's support to help Iraq combat terrorism and also that Italian businesses would aid the oil-rich Middle Eastern country to boost its economy.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy
Three policemen among injured in BJP-Trinamool Kolkata clash
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Several persons and three policemen were injured in a clash between workers of the ruling Trinamool Congress and BJP in a posh south Kolkata locality following a dispute over the CAAA issue, police said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Congress names 12 VPs, 34 General Secys of Kerala unit
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday reconstituted the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee, naming 12 Vice Presidents, 34 leaders General Secretaries and the Treasurer, as part of the ongoing reshuffle of several state units.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Restricted internet to be restored across J&K from Sat
Srinagar, Jan 24 (IANS) There is good news for Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Republic Day as 2G mobile data services will be restored in all the 20 districts of J&K from Saturday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
DDCA dissolves League Committee, announces new convenor
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Delhi and Districts Cricket Association on Friday announced that it had dissolved its league committee and announced the chairman and convenor of the new committee. While Naresh Kumar Sharma remains chairman, Pradeep Agarwal has been announced as convenor in place of Mahesh Bhati.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Eng vs SA 4th Test: England 192/4 on rain-hit Day 1
Johannesburg, Jan 24 (IANS) England openers Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley posted a 107-run partnership before South Africa bowlers made inroads on a rain hit first day of the fourth Test between the two sides at the Wanderers here on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Baby dies in Bengal after eunuchs dance with it
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) A one-and-a-half month-old baby died allegedly after three eunuchs broke into a jig carrying the child in Jhargram of West Bengal's West Midnapore district on Friday, police said.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Two suspected Coronavirus patients in Mumbai test negative
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Two persons, who arrived here from China, were placed under isolation for medical observations for suspected exposure to Coronavirus, BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation officials said on Friday. However, later, the Union Health Ministry announced that both have tested negative.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
TV actress Sejal Sharma commits suicide
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) TV actress Sejal Sharma committed suicide on Friday. She was known for her role of Simmy Khosla in the show "Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji".
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Konark to be soon in iconic tourist sites list: Union Minister
Bhubaneswar, Jan 24 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel on Friday said the Sun Temple at Odisha's Konark will soon be included in the list of iconic tourist sites.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
15 mn children in Mideast, North Africa not in school: UN
Rome, Jan 24 (IANS/AKI) A total 15 million children in the crises-hit Middle East and North Africa region are not attending school, a figure that is expected to reach 20 million by 2030, the United Nations cultural organisation UNESCO and World Food Programme said.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Italy,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi-Mumbai Express Highway to start soon: Gadkari
Gurugram, Jan 24 (IANS) Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, said on Friday the Delhi-Mumbai Express Highway would start soon and it would pass from Sohna in Gurugram district.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
U-19 World Cup: India record third win on the bounce
Bloemfontein (South Africa), Jan 24 (IANS) India maintained their 100 per cent record thus far in the ongoing ICC U-19 World Cup with a 44-run win over New Zealand on Friday in Bloemfontein.
2020-01-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Outrush of illegal Bangladeshi migrants goes up
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) The outrush of illegal Bangladeshi migrants from India to their native land has gone up over the past one month, BSF officials said on Friday in the backdrop of the enactment of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
ISL: Hyderabad peg Mumbai back with late penalty
Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) A tale of two penalties saw Hyderabad FC hold Mumbai City FC to a 1-1 draw in a dramatic Indian Super League (ISL) contest at the GMC Balayogi Stadium here on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Football
EC orders FIR against Kapil Mishra over 'Mini-Pak' remark
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Hours after former Delhi Minister and BJP candidate from Model Town constituency Kapil Mishra submitted his response to the poll panel over his tweets and statements comparing the February 8 Assembly polls to a match between India and Pakistan on the national capital's streets and terming Shaheen Bagh as mini-Pakistan, the Election Commission Friday ordered the police to file a case against him.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Congress to read out Preamble on Republic Day
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Congress party members on Republic Day will hold functions at the assembly level and read out the Preamble to the Constitution and reiterate the oath enshrined in its letter and spirit, a top party leader said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
International prostitution racket busted in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) A human trafficking and international prostitution racket was busted here by the city's Crime Branch and three people arrested, an official said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shah must look to Shaheen Bagh's demand, not CCTVs: Sisodia
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday noted that the capital's law and order is the responsibility of the Centre and Home Minister Amit Shah, instead of looking for CCTVs and Wifi, should address the Shaheen Bagh protest, which is demanding something from him.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nirbhaya case: Sisodia says lawyer using tactics to delay execution
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Accusing the lawyer of Nirbhaya convicts of using tactics to delay their execution, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday that the advocate was making fun of the system.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Court rejects Jagan's plea for exemption from presence
Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) In another setback to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, a special court here on Friday dismissed his petition for exemption from personal appearance in the court in Enforcement Directorate (ED) cases.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BJP's 7 MPs have not done anything for Delhi: Sisodia
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Slamming former BJP President Amit Shah for telling "blatant lies" about the city, Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia said on Friday that the Union Home Minister was lying as none of the seven BJP MPs in Delhi have done anything for the national capital.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Trade wars could cause new global crisis, warns Italian PM
Rome, Jan 24 (IANS/AKI) Trade tariffs could trigger a new and "disastrous" global recession, Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte warned on Friday after US President Donald Trump renewed threats to raise tariffs on European Union goods.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Aadhaar, hartal, chawl, shaadi included in Oxford dictionary
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Aadhaar, hartal, chawl, dabba, hartal and shaadi are among the 26 new Indian-English words that have made it to the latest edition of the Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary (OALD).
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
India Ratings downgrades Vodafone Idea's Rs 3,500 cr debt
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has downgraded Vodafone Idea Ltd's (VIL) Rs 3,500 crore long-term issuer rating to 'BBB-' from 'BBB' while maintaining it on rating watch negative.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sensex ends 226 pts higher, banks gain
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Sensex gained 226 points on Friday while the broader Nifty closed at 12,248 points led by gains in private banks such as ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and HDFC Bank.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NCDRC's KBC order against Star India, Airtel 'bad in law': SC
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court has termed as "bad in law" the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) verdict, directing Star India (P) Ltd and Bharti Airtel Ltd to pay punitive damages of Rs 1 crore for alleged "unfair trade practice" in a contest for the "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC).
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
NIA chargesheets five JMB ultras in Barpeta case
Guwahati, Jan 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said that it had filed a chargesheet against five alleged members of terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in the Barpeta JMB module case.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN educational group admits Rs 532 cr undisclosed income
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Friday said that it has seized Rs 2 crore and also found Rs 532 crore as undisclosed income after raidng a group running educational institutions here and in Madurai.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
69% want tax free income to be hiked to Rs 5 lakh in Budget
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) In the run up to the Union Budget on February 1, a survey by LocalCircles has found that 69 per cent of respondents want tax-free income to be increased to Rs 5 lakh.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ola refuses to penalise driver who abused Delhi rider
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Ride-hailing major Ola on Friday said that it would not penalise a driver who allegedly accused a rider here of being "anti-national" after overhearing him talking about the poor state of the economy with a friend over phone.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Assam Rifles DG to meet Shah on IPS officer's charge against jawan
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A controversy over a woman IPS officer's assault and molestation charges against an Assam Rifles trooper continues to drag on even as the paramilitary force's Director General, Lieutenant General Sukhdeep Sangwan, is set to meet the Union Home Minister on the matter, sources said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Politics
Toronto-based Tamil rapper Shan Vincent de Paul set to tour India
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Toronto-based Tamil rapper Shan Vincent de Paul will perform in Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi and Chennai in February.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
ED summons former Tata Trusts executive on Feb 10
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned former Tata Sons director R. Venkataramanan for questioning in the Air Asia investigation.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tried to be Delhi's elder son in last 5 years: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said he tried to be the elder son of each family in Delhi, evoking an emotional tone ahead of the February 8 Assembly elections.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 5 wkts in low-scoring 1st T20I
Lahore, Jan 24 (IANS) Veteran Shoaib Malik led the way as Pakistan beat Bangladesh by five wickets in the first T20I between the two sides at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Shoaib was unbeaten on 58 as Pakistan chased down a target of 142 with three balls to spare.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Govt should fund public education: HC on JNU fee hike
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Granting interim relief to the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Delhi High Court on Friday observed that "government has to fund public education".
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Postman in Japan hid 24,000 letters at home
Tokyo, Jan 24 (IANS) The police in Japan have announced an investigation into a former postman who kept tens of thousands of undelivered items at his home.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society
CEC Arora takes over as new chairman of FEMBoSA
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Friday took over as the new Chair of the Forum of the Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA) for the year 2020 at the annual meeting of the poll management bodies of Saarc countries.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kerala CM to launch Super Fab Lab on Saturday
Kochi, Jan 24 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate a Super Fab Lab, an incubation centre and a Mini Fab Lab at Palakkad on Saturday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy,Technology
Vidyut Jammwal shooting for 'Khuda Hafiz' in Lucknow
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Actor Vidyut Jammwal is in Lucknow for "Khuda Hafiz". He says the schedule has been a rollercoaster ride.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Puneett Chouksey: People shouldn't be judged by their height
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) People should not be judged on the basis of their height, feels television actor Puneett Chouksey. The actor is all set for the release of his new daily soap "Naati Pinky Ki Lambi Love Story" where he plays the lead.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Patanjali, Ruchi Soya will combine to have Rs 25,000cr turnover'
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Patanjali Ayurveda and Ruchi Soya, which was recently acquired, will register a joint turnover of Rs 25,000 crore in the fiscal year ending March 2020, yoga guru Ramdev said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No major coronavirus impact so far on India-China air sector
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The outbreak of coronavirus in Chinese province of Wuhan has set off alarm bells across the globe but air traffic on India-China route is yet to see any major impact, primarily because it is not peak travel season.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Bigg Boss 13: Shehnaaz reveals why she moved away from family
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" contestant Shehnaaz Gill has opened up on why and how she decided to move away from her family.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
JSW Steel's Q3 consolidated net profit plunges 87%
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) JSW Steel on Friday reported a 87 per cent decline in its consolidated profit during the quarter ended December at Rs 211 crore against Rs 1,624 crore in the same period of the previous year.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
China advocating Tibet to deter criticism: CTA official
Dharamsala, Jan 24 (IANS) China has been sending its delegation overseas to promote the propaganda on Tibet and to deter international criticism of its egregious human rights abuses inside Tibet, a functionary with the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Kerala MP not to attend R-Day as Brazilian Prez the Chief Guest
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Slamming the invitation to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as the Chief Guest at the national Republic Day celebrations here, Rajya Sabha member and senior CPI leader Binoy Viswam on Friday declined the government's invitation to attend the official ceremony on Sunday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
'UP notices for anti-CAA stir damage arbitrary': Plea in SC
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A petition has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to quash notices sent to the alleged participants in the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest in Uttar Pradesh for recovering loss caused to public property.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Madras HC reserves judgement on All India Chess Federation case
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Friday reserved its judgement in the dispute between All India Chess Federation President P.R.Venketrama Raja and Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan with the respective counsels concluding their arguments, said a senior advocate and Chauhan.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
'Close to the Bone' was an internal journey: Lisa Ray
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) There is a flash back. She remembers the time when all that an introvert young girl wanted to do was write. "That's one profession where you don't need to interact with people."
2020-01-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
NIA files chargesheet against 2 Bangladeshi terrorists
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said it has filed a chargesheet against two Bangladeshi terrorists of the Ansar-al-Islam outfit, who had entered India illegally and concealed their identity by procuring fake Aadhaar cards.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Always look to finish game whenever there is opportunity: Iyer
Auckland, Jan 24 (IANS) India batsman Shreyas Iyer on Friday said he always looks to finish games for the country whenever there is an opportunity and is learning from senior pros Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
2020-01-24
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Trinamool chalks out more anti-CAA programmes for February
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Further intensifying its protest against the CAA, NRC and NPR, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday announced a series of programmes, comprising human chains, silent processions, poster campaigns, street corners and door to door mass contact exercises to mobilise public opinion up to the grassroots on the issues.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Trinamool hits out at Vijayvargiya over 'poha' comment
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Coming down heavily on BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya for linking consumption of 'poha' (flattened rice) with Bangladeshi infiltrators, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday wondered whether those making such remarks about food habits of poor people qualify as humans.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Billie Eilish admits harbouring suicidal thoughts once
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Singer Billie Eilish has opened up about her mental health struggle and how she harboured suicidal thoughts in 2018.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ranji Trophy: Tiwary appointed Bengal skipper for Delhi game
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Bengal on Friday re-appointed senior batsman Manoj Tiwary as captain of the side in the absence of Abhimanyu Easwaran for their Ranji Trophy match against Delhi starting from Monday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Sony PS5 to get support for smart voice commands: Report
Tokyo, Jan 24 (IANS) Even as Sony has already confirmed that the company will be launching its next-generation gaming console 'PlayStation 5' soon, now a new patent has claimed that the upcoming console may feature a microphone on the controller for voice assistant on-board.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Savarkar was in favour of two-nation theory: Shashi Tharoor
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Stressing that the ruling government doesn't believe in Mahatma Gandhi and is just using his name for its brand value, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that those in power come from a very different political tradition.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Sonata Software net up 18% in Q3
Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) Leading IT services and technology solutions firm Sonata Software on Friday reported Rs 76 crore consolidated net profit for the third quarter of 2019-20, registering 18 per cent annual growth from Rs 64 crore in the same period last year
2020-01-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
'Jewellery sector needs business-friendly policies in Budget'
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The upcoming Union Budget should come up with business-friendly policies for the gems and jewellery industry, according to Shailen Mehta, Co-founder of eJOHRI, an onmichannel jewellery startup.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Amazing' camaraderie with Satwik helps on court: Chirag
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A breakthrough season could not have come at a better time for Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy. The men's doubles pair are currently placed 10th in the world badminton rankings and were 7th in November 2019. It was their career-best ranking and came on the back of a year in which they won two titles, finished runners up at the French Open and finished semi-finalists in two other tournaments.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Sara Ali Khan is 'bindass', want a long drive with her: Zareen Khan
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress Zareen Khan wants to go on long drive with Sara Ali Khan because as she is "bindass" (cool), and has no filter while talking.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ambala bus stand to be named after Sushma Swaraj
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) The Haryana government on Friday announced to rename the Ambala city bus stand after the name of former Union Minister late Sushma Swaraj.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
PBL: Pune start campaign with match against Mumbai
Pune, Jan 24 (IANS) Pune 7Aces start their campaign in the fifth season of the Premier Badminton League on Friday against Mumbai Rockets at the Babu Banarasi Das U.P. Badminton Academy in Lucknow.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Badminton
Odisha dissolves managing committees of degree colleges
Bhubaneswar, Jan 24 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday dissolved the governing bodies or managing committees of all non-government aided degree colleges with immediate effect.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Politics
Oscars 2020: Elton John, Idina Menzel set to perform live
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Stars Elton John, Cynthia Erivo, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Metz and Randy Newman will be performing their Oscar-nominated songs at the upcoming 92nd Academy Awards ceremony.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rohit Shetty welcomes 'videsi cops' in 'desi' style
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Rohit Shetty, who has created Bollywood's 'cop universe' with "Singham", "Simmba" and the upcoming "Sooryavanshi", has used 'desi' style to welcome Hollywood stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in 'videsi police' avatar through the upcoming film "Bad Boys For Life".
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Need to be vigilant on Coronavirus and not panic: AIIMS Director
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Friday said there is no need to panic or fear about the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) disease for the people in India.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
DRDO to exhibit more than 500 products in Defence Expo
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has decided to exhibit more than 500 products from all technology clusters in the five-day mega Defence Expo 2020 in line with the event's theme 'Digital Transformation of Defence'.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Apple grows 41% in India, captures 2% market share in Q4
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Riding on the strong demand for iPhone XR and iPhone 11, Apple became one of the fastest-growing brands in India in the fourth quarter of 2019, capturing 2 per cent market share with a year-on-year growth of 41 per cent, Counterpoint Research said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
SC exempts Sahara chief Subrata Roy from personal appearance
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday exempted Sahara group chief Subrata Roy and two other Directors from personal appearance till "further orders" in a case pertaining to the alleged failure in depositing Rs 25,700 crore in the SEBI-Sahara account.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rupali Bhosle wants to be with beau Ankit forever
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Television actress Rupali Bhosle is in a happy space with boyfriend Ankit Magare, and her Instagram feed is a proof of the fact.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bigg Boss 13: Sidharth compares his bond with Shehnaaz to smoking
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13 contestant Sidharth Shukla says his relationship with housemate Shehnaaz Gill is like smoking cigarettes.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India pips US to become 2nd largest smartphone market in 2019
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Riding on Chinese brands, the India smartphone market surpassed the US for the first time on an annual level, becoming the second-largest smartphone market after China globally -- reaching 158 million shipments in the calender year 2019 with 7 per cent (YoY) growth, a report from Counterpoint Research said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Budget may provision Rs 50k cr recap for PSU banks
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Union Budget 2020 may allocate Rs 50,000 crore recapitalisation for the banks undergoing merger to support them through the amalgamation with the anchor banks.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Six killed in shooting in Germany's Rot am See
Berlin, Jan 24 (IANS) Six persons were killed and several injured on Friday in a shooting incident in Germany's Rot am See town, the media reported.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Germany,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tweeple hails Team India after thumping victory against NZ
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Twitterati on Friday heaped praise on Virat Kohli-led Team India after the Men in Blue, powered by Shreyas Iyer's whirlwind 58-run knock, successfully chased down New Zealand's total of 203 runs with six balls to spare in the first T20I in Auckland.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Chunky Pandey's experience with mighty shades of grey
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actor Chunky Pandey says essaying a grey character was a big challenge for him, and made him short-tempered and irritable.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India surpasses US to become 2nd largest smartphone market
New Delhi: Riding on Chinese brands, the India smartphone market surpassed the US for the first time on an annual level, becoming the second-largest smartphone market after China globally -- reaching 158 million shipments in the calender year 2019 with 7 per cent (YoY) growth, a report from Counterpoint Research said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Technology
Sam Rockwell on playing gay Nazi officer in 'Jojo Rabbit'
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Actor Sam Rockwell loves roles that come with dichotomy, and thats what attracted him to the role of a gay Nazi officer in Taika Waititi's critically-acclaimed film "Jojo Rabbit".
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Not 'bijli, sadak, paani', Nadda talks Art 370, CAA to Delhi voters
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) BJP's new President J.P. Nadda may have been addressing rallies for the February 8 Delhi Assembly election, but it's the CAA, Triple Talaq, Article 370 that rule the discourse.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shikhar Dhawan: Karan Wahi and I go a long way
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Indian cricket star Shikhar Dhawan has revealed that he shares a close bond with actor Karan Wahi, and adds that they have been friends since childhood.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australian Open: Federer through after 4-hr thriller, Osaka out
Melbourne, Jan 24 (IANS) Swiss great Roger Federer had to dig deep to go through to the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday, beating Australian John Millman in a four-hour thriller. In a match that included two tie-breakers, Federer prevailed 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (10) at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. This is Federer's 100th win at the Australian Open.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
WHO not to declare nCoV as global health emergency yet
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The emergency committee, set up by the World Health Organisation over the ongoing outbreak of Novel Coronavirus in China's Wuhan city, on Thursday concluded that the event did not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
I-League: East Bengal have task cut out against Chennai City FC
Coimbatore, Jan 24 (IANS) In the wake of head coach Alejandro Menendez stepping down after a string of poor shows, East Bengal will look to turn a corner when they take on defending champions Chennai City FC in an I-League clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
R'sthan farmers dig, sleep in pits demanding compensation
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Farmers in village Ladli Ka Baas in Rajasthan's Dausa district have started an indefinite protest from Thursday over disproportionate distribution of compensation for their land which has been acquired for the construction of Delhi-Mumbai Express Highway.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Sooraj Barjatya's TV series shot in Indore
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya's upcoming television series "Dadi Amma Dadi Amma Maan Jaao" has been shot in Indore. For a special sequence, the team flew to Indore and shot at various locations.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trinamool slams Vijayvargiya's 'poha' comment
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Coming down heavily on BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya for linking consumption of 'poha' (flattened rice) with Bangladeshis infiltrators, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday wondered whether those making such remarks about food habits of poor people qualify as "humans".
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Goa Church-backed rally opposes CAA, NRC, NPR
Panaji, Jan 24 (IANS) In its first major show of opposition against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Council for Social Justice and Peace, a social wing of the influential Catholic Church in Goa, hosted a rally slamming the CAA, NRC and NPR.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Goa,National
Pranutan wishes to work with father Mohnish Bahl
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) It would be an emotional moment for Pranutan Bahl if she gets an opportunity to work with her father and Bollywood actor Mohnish Bahl.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
48 CAPF companies, 22,000 cops to guard Delhi on R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A total of 48 companies of Central Armed Police Forces, along with 22,000 personnel of Delhi Police will be guarding the national capital on the occasion of Republic Day on Sunday to thwart any attempts at misadventure by militants, officials said.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Violence in garb of protests becoming unbearable: VHP
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday upped the ante on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protestors, urging the government to act against those, who the VHP claimed, are indulging in large scale violence in the garb of anti-CAA protests.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tahira Kashyap's b'day bash with breast cancer survivors
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Filmmaker and writer Tahira Kashyap on Thursday met several breast cancer survivors and celebrated her birthday with them.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Bollywood
SC to hear Fadnavis' plea against its verdict to face trial
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' plea seeking review of its verdict holding that he will have to face trial for allegedly failing to disclose details of two criminal cases pending in his 2014 election affidavit.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Aastha Gill unveils song about a 'mysterious beautiful girl
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Singer Aastha Gill has released her new peppy dance number "Hermosa" in collaboration with music duo D Soldierz.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pranutan wishes to work with father Mohnish Bahl
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) It would be an emotional moment for Pranutan Bahl if she gets an opportunity to work with her father and Bollywood actor Mohnish Bahl.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Stray violence mars 'Maharashtra shutdown', over 3,000 held
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) At least three incidents of stone-pelting on public buses in Mumbai, Solapur and Aurangabad marred the otherwise peaceful Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA)-sponsored Maharashtra shutdown, which elicited mixed response, on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Obi-Wan Kenobi series hits turbulence in early stages
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Ewan McGregors upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series has been put on hold with the studio on a lookout for new writers to change the script.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
First list of Congress office-bearers in Kerala finally out
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) After numerous rounds of talks at various levels in Kerala and in Delhi, the Congress high command on Friday finally released its first list of 47 office-bearers of the state unit.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
With just 2 rallies, BJP won't over-expose Modi in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be exposed much in the poll campaign for the February 8 Delhi Assembly election. Sources say he may restrict himself to just two rallies.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
PK Banerjee discharged from hospital
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Legendary Indian footballer PK Banerjee was on Friday discharged from a city hospital after he fell ill a few days back with electrolyte imbalance.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Loving the role of keeper-batsman in the team: Rahul
Auckland, Jan 24 (IANS) KL Rahul is enjoying his new role as India's wicketkeeper batsman, he said after helping his side register a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first T20I here on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Structural reforms, fiscal measures key for growth: RBI Guv
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Hinting at more steps to revive growth, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday said that monetary policy alone cannot support growth and structural reforms and fiscal measures must continue for this purpose.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Arbitrary or excessive tax is also social injustice: CJI
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde on Friday said tax evasion is an injustice to fellow Indian citizens but arbitrary or excessive tax also results in social injustice by the government.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
System needs boundaries when it comes to scheduling: Gopichand
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Indias chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand feels the "system" needs to set boundaries in place when it comes to manic scheduling of the shuttlers, saying as a country that has not been done.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Badminton
Siemens to acquire C&S Electric for Rs 2,100 cr
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Siemens Ltd on Friday signed an agreement to acquire New Delhi-based C&S Electric Ltd for around Rs 2,100 crore.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delimitation in J&K not until next Census (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The delimitation plan for the newly-created Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir may be shelved until next year when the Census is held, a move that may delay the Assembly election too.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Senior Shia cleric visits Clock Tower to meet protesters
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Renowned Shia cleric and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Vice President, Maulana Kalbe Sadiq, on Friday evening visited the Clock Tower to meet women protesting against the citizenship laws.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Bengaluru women's anti-CAA sit-in extended to 48 hours
Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) Several women have completed a 24-hour protest here against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and are going strong to stretch it to 48 hours.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National
BJP holds youth convention in J&K to garner support for CAA
Srinagar, Jan 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) organised a mega youth convention in Srinagar to garner support for the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Low-dose aspirin may help new mothers cut preterm birth risk
New York, Jan 24 (IANS) Daily low-dose aspirin, from as early as the sixth week of pregnancy through the 36th week, may lower the risk of preterm birth among first-time mothers, suggest the results of a clinical trial which involved women from several low and middle-income countries, including India.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
MBBS student charred to death in hostel fire
Bareilly, Jan 24 (IANS) An MBBS girl student at the Sri Ram Murti Smarak Institute (SRMS) here was burnt alive after a fire broke out in her hostel room while she was asleep late on Thursday night.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sandeep Dikshit not deliberately left out of star list: Cong
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) As senior Delhi Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit alleged that he does not figure in the star campaigners list for the February 8 elections as he has differences with top leaders, the party on Friday clarified that his name was not deliberately left out but if it is not there, it doesn't mean that he is not important.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Explosion at manufacturing plant in US
Houston, Jan 24 (IANS) One person was injured and nearby houses were damaged in an explosion at a manufacturing plant in the US city of Houston on Friday, the media reported.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC stays NCLAT order on RoC plea for changes in Tata-Mistry verdict (Lead, correcting day in intro)
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) In a major development in the Tata Sons-Cyrus Mistry row, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal's (NCLAT) order dismissing the Registrar of Company's (RoC) plea to modify its verdict on the Tata Sons matter.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Twitter launches Tricolour India Gate emoji to celebrate R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Twitter India on Friday launched a specially designed emoji of the India Gate lit up in the tricolour to celebrate India's 71st Republic Day.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Resort deaths: Kerala CM wants Centre to press Nepal for probe
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday asked the state's parliamentarians to take up the matter of deaths of eight Keralites at a resort in Nepal early this week, with the Centre to pursue the matter with the neighbouring country's government.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha ex-minister Jagannath Rout passes away
Bhubaneswar, Jan 24 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Odisha minister Jagannath Rout died at a private hospital here on Friday following a cardiac arrest. He was 78.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Budget should give tax benefits to differently-abled: NCPEDP
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) on Friday said that the upcoming budget should announce tax benefits and lower interest rates for people with disabilities.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
You can't find Wifi if your phone off, Sisodia tells Shah
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A day after Amit Shah said his phone got discharged but he could not avail Wifi in Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the former BJP chief should keep his phone charged with the free electricity provided by the AAP government as Wifi cannot be used if the phone is off.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nepal Communist Party wins big in National Assembly polls
Kathmandu, Jan 24 (IANS) The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) of Nepal has registered a thumping victory in the National Assembly elections by bagging 16 out of the 18 seats that went to the polls, the Nepali media reported on Friday citing the Election Commission.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Punjab and Sind Bank defrauded of Rs 38.19 cr
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) State-run Punjab and Sind Bank on Friday said it has been defrauded of Rs 38.19 crore by Ranchi Expressway Ltd. The bank also said that it had already made provisions on this count to the tune of Rs 15.28 crore.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Muslims in Hyderabad vow not to fill NPR, NRC forms
Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Muslims in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh on Friday pledged not to fill forms for National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2020-01-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
More autonomy at work cuts low back pain risk
London, Jan 24 (IANS) While physical factors such as incorrect posture or sitting for too long are generally related to chronic low back pain, new research has found that employees with more job control are less likely to suffer from the disease.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
'Chhatisgarh developing as role model to counter BJP narrative'
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Congress party is developing Chhattisgarh as a people-centric state to counter the BJP's narrative on development, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel told IANS in an interview.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Companies keen to invest Rs 4,000 crore in MP
Bhopal, Jan 24 (IANS) Investors who had held discussions with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath at Davos, where the World Economic Forum (WEF) is holding its annual meet, showed keen interest in investing more than Rs 4,000 crore in the state.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Business/Economy
Two suspected Coronavirus patients isolated in Mumbai
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Two persons, who arrived here from China, have been placed under isolation for medical observations for suspected exposure to Coronavirus, BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation officials said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Hope Saina, Srikanth buck up, Sindhu form not a worry: Gopichand
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Badminton national coach Pullela Gopichand is not concerned about P.V. Sindhu's poor run of form since she won the 2019 BWF World Championships. But he admits that these are "tough" times for the sport in the Olympic year with Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth struggling to secure automatic qualification spots.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Badminton
SC seeks concrete steps for de-criminalisation of politics
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said that some concrete steps should be taken to keep criminal elements out of politics.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Dalit, OBC kids to get admission in Atal residential schools
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced that children of Dalit/backward communities, labourers and workers will be admitted to the Atal Residential Schools in the state.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Is Aishwarya pregnant, fans wonder after Abhishek promises a "surprise"
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Fans of Aishwarya Rai Bachhan are speculating if she is pregnant for the second time, and it's all because of Abhishek Bachchan's tweet that he has a surprise announcement in store for fans!
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Upcoming Budget should announce measures to empower women'
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) As Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is set to present the Union Budget 2020-2021 on February 1, women entrepreneurs have called for measures to empower women financially and promote gender sentisation in the upcoming budget.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Boosted by IT refund, Indian Bank posts Rs 247 cr net profit
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) Boosted by an Income Tax refund, Indian Bank closed the third quarter of the current fiscal with 62 per cent growth in net profit at Rs 247 crore and hopes the contraction in the corporate loan sector would reverse soon, a top bank official said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Bhuvan Bam attends World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos
Davos,, Jan 24 (IANS) Indian YouTube star Bhuvan Bam has attended the latest edition of World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. From taxes to climate change and gender equality, he expressed views on several subjects that were addressed by world leaders at the forum, to the media.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
11K tribals' names to be deleted from Mizoram voters list
Aizawl/Agartala, Jan 24 (IANS) In the wake of an agreement to rehabilitate 34,000 Reang tribals -- living in northern Tripura after fleeing Mizoram 23 years ago due to ethnic unrest -- the names of around 11,000 voters among these refugees would be deleted from the electoral list in Mizoram, official sources said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Aadhaar, hartal feature in 10th edition of OALD
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Aadhaar and hartal are among the 26 new Indian-English words that feature among the staggering 86,000 words in the 10th edition of the world-renowned Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary (OALD), its publisher said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Himachal court pulls up roadways over dues settlement
Shimla, Jan 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday reprimanded state-run Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) for not giving retirement benefits to retired employees in time.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SRK having 'major FOMO' thanks to Abhishek Bachchan
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actor Shah Rukh Khan is having "major FOMO". His Fear of Missing Out is an outcome of his friend, actor Abhishek Bachchan, currently shooting for "Bob Biswas" in Kolkata.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Understanding different shades of grey, coping with change, of leadership in sports & life (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Everything isn't black or white - there are overlaps and shades of grey and this primer will nudge you into finding the answers that will help you navigate through the world; then, learn about overcoming critical barriers to change; and finally, digest some out-of-the-box thinking on unleashing the leadership potential within you.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Eating yogurt daily may cut breast cancer risk
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Eating natural yogurt daily may lesson breast cancer risk owing to lactose fermenting bacteria which reduces inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria, say researchers.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
President's nod for award of 35 Correction Service medals
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the conferment of 35 Correctional Service medals on prison personnel on the occasion of the Republic Day, a Home Ministry statement said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Congress hits out at Vijayvargiya on 'poha' remark
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Congress has hit out at senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on his remarks on labourers eating 'poha' while working at his residence who he said looked like illegal Bangladeshi migrants.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Merkel praises Turkey's efforts in hosting Syrian refugees
Istanbul, Jan 24 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said her country appreciates Turkey's efforts in hosting millions of Syrian refugees on its soil.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Renee Zellweger: Didn't try to emulate Judy Garland
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress Renee Zellweger says singing for "Judy" wasnt easy, but she didnt have time to think about being judged.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mayawati slams LU proposal to add CAA in Pol SC syllabus
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Friday strongly criticized the Lucknow University's (LU) proposal to include the Citizenship Amendment Act in the syllabus in the Political Science department.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Club Factory surpasses 100mn monthly active users in India
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) E-commerce platform Club Factory on Friday said it has surpassed 100 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India following a strong surge in user adoption across the country.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SIT begins probe in killing of Jharkhand tribals
Ranchi, Jan 24 (IANS) A Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Friday began a probe into the killing of seven tribals in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
BJP MLA enters Raj Assembly with basket full of locusts
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) A BJP legislator entered the Rajasthan Assembly building with a decorated basket containing locusts here on Friday to protest against the Congress-led government's alleged apathy towards the state's farmers who have suffered crop losses due to locust attacks.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Yes Bank gains 10% in 2 days over SBI's chairman remark
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Struggling Yes Bank topped the Nifty50 table, advancing nearly 4 per cent on Friday. However, market analysts say that these gains will be short-lived until a concrete step is taken to rescue the bank.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kangana: Virat Kohli and I have a controversy link
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut has found a quirky connection with Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Street Dancer 3D: Strictly for dance addicts (IANS Review; Rating: * * & 1/2)
"Street Dancer 3D"; Cast: Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhudeva, Nora Fatehi; Direction: Remo D'Souza; Rating * * & 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two arrested in Bengal's Malda with brown sugar
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Two persons were arrested in northern West Bengal's Malda district on Friday with brown sugar valued at Rs 10 lakh, police said.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Women constitute 50% of Quick Ride's carpoolers
Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) Close to 50 per cent of active carpooling users on Quick Ride are women, the ride sharing platform said on Friday after analysing travelling habits in nine cities.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
IFS officer shares special posts on National Girl Child Day
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) On the occasion of National Girl Child Day, Indian Forest Services officer Parveen Kaswan took to Twitter to put up a series of special post.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Vivo leads India offline market with 24.7% share in Nov
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Vivo became the top brand in the Indian offline market in the month of November, garnering 24.7 per cent share and beating Xiaomi and Samsung, the company's top India executive said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
100 army veterans to walk along Ganga to help in revival
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A walk of around 5,000 km may seem a herculean task to lesser mortals, but a group of 100 army veterans plan to go the full distance to contribute to the Clean Ganga initiative.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Security beefed up in Haryana ahead of R-Day
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Haryana Police said on Friday that they have beefed up security across the state in view of the Republic Day celebrations.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Important to improve in all areas in next game: Williamson
Auckland, Jan 24 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on Friday said they were put under constant pressure by the Indian team during the first T20I which they lost by six wickets, adding the hosts need to improve in all areas in the next game.
2020-01-24
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
BPL persons bought land worth Rs 200 cr in Amaravati: CID
Amaravati, Jan 24 (IANS) About 800 people living the below poverty line purchased land worth over Rs 200 crore in and around Andhra Pradesh capital's Amaravati during 2014-15, revealed investigations by Andhra Pradesh Police into alleged land scam.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
We never spoke of jetlag in team, didn't want any excuse: Kohli
Auckland, Jan 24 (IANS) After India registered a comprehensive six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first T20I, skipper Virat Kohli said that there was no talk of jetlag in the team and all they were focused upon was what the team needed to do in order to win.
2020-01-24
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Yashwant Sinha-led anti-CAA rally to reach Agra on Saturday
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The 'Gandhi Shanti Yatra-2020' which started from Mumbai on January 9, will reach Agra on Saturday after travelling through Maharashtra, Gujarat and Haryana and conclude at Rajghat here on January 30.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
GST credit against excise duty on petroleum products
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) In a big relief to the oil sector, government may allow producers of petroleum and natural gas to claim credit for GST on all inputs, input services and capital goods being paid by them even though the output petroleum products including petrol, diesel, ATF remain outside the new indirect tax framework.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goa tourism slowdown due to dip in economy: NK Singh
Panaji, Jan 24 (IANS) Slowdown in Goa's tourism industry is on account of the general slowdown of the economy and pressure from upcoming competitive destinations, Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission N.K. Singh said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Bajaj-Triumph alliance to build sub Rs 2 lakh bike
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Announcing the formal commencement of their partnership Bajaj Auto and Britain's Triumph Motorcycles, on Friday said that both the companies will jointly manufacture sub Rs 2 lakh bikes.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Two Himachal students to witness R-Day parade with PM
Shimla, Jan 24 (IANS) Two students of the Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF) in Nauni in Solan district are among the 100 students to witness the Republic Day parade from the Prime Minister's box.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
When we don't trust the imagination of women
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) She says that the book saved her in many ways. That it facilitated a certain relief. She wrote it in a strange land. Amidst searching for apartments in the UK, taking care of a small baby and writing a PhD thesis in a language she was not comfortable with .
2020-01-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Nirbhaya case: 3 death row convicts now seek more documents
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Advocate A.P. Singh, lawyer for three of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case again moved an application before a Delhi court seeking directions to the Tihar Jail authorities to supply him the relevant documents in order to exercise the remaining legal remedies available with the convicts -- Vinay Pawan and Akshay.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Telegram introduces new feature to enhance chat experience
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Telegram, a cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app, on Friday announced an addition of new feature called 'Polls 2.0' for conducting various types of polls within the chat groups and channels.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Brexit: EU leaders sign UK withdrawal deal
Brussels, Jan 24 (IANS) Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, the heads of the European Commission and Council, on Friday signed UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, ahead of the the country's exit from the EU on January 31.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Foreign terrorist killed in J&K
Srinagar, Jan 24 (IANS) A foreign Jaish-e-Muhammad militant killed in an encounter in South Kashmir on Wednesday has been identified as Abu Saifullah alias Abu Qasim.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Have responded to PNGRB with all information: Adani Gas
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Reacting to reports of having received a notice from the petroleum regulator, which news dented company stocks in Friday trade, Adani Gas (AGL) clarified on Friday that it is in full compliance of the applicable rules and has responded to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board of India (PNGRB).
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Iyer special sees India thrash Kiwis by 6 wkts in 1st T20I
Auckland, Jan 24 (IANS) It was another special display of batsmanship from young Shreyas Iyer as he continued from where he had left against Australia in Bengaluru to take India home in the opening T20I against New Zealand at Eden Park on Friday. The visitors led by Iyer's 58-run knock chased down New Zealand's total of 203 with six balls to spare.
2020-01-24
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Politicians, netizens greet nation on National Girl Child Day
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Twitterati greeted the nation on the occasion of National Girl Child Day.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
BJP holding 250 big, small rallies in Delhi on Friday
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) With BJP President JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah spearheading the campaign for the February 8 Delhi Assembly elections, the party is holding as many as 250 big and small rallies across the national capital on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Iraqi Shia leader calls for scheduled pullout of US troops
Baghdad, Jan 24 (IANS) Iraqi Shia leader Moqtada al-Sadr on Friday called for a scheduled withdrawal of US troops from the country through peaceful means.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
JGU signs MoU with University of Zurich at WEF
Davos, Jan 24 (IANS) India's O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland for mutual cooperation in higher education and research.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Switzerland,National,Education
Fadnavis denies phone-tapping charges of Maha govt
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) A day after the Maharashtra government ordered a probe into allegations of phone -tapping by the previous Bharatiya Janata Party-led government, former Chief Minister and current Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis rubbished the charges, here on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Large amounts of oxygen detected in ancient star's atmosphere
San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) An international team of astronomers has detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars ever known - a discovery that will help scientists better understand the earliest seeding of oxygen and other elements throughout the young universe.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Chhattisgarh to discuss anti-CAA resolution in Cabinet
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel met Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi along with his council of ministers as he said the state Cabinet will also discuss the anti-CAA resolution.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC stays NCLAT order on RoC plea for changes in Tata-Mistry verdict
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) In a major development in the Tata Sons-Cyrus Mistry row, the Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal's (NCLAT) order dismissing the Registrar of Company's (RoC) plea to modify its verdict on the Tata Sons matter.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Global markets under pressure over fear of coronavirus spread
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Fears that the outbreak of coronavirus in China may disrupt economic activity and global growth has sent the stock markets tumbling.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nurture our daughters with equal opportunities: Sachin
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday called for equal opportunities for daughters of the country on the occasion of National Girl Child Day.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Protests against CAA, NRC organic: Nandita Das
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Stressing that the protests against CAA and NRC were organic and erupting almost simultaneously across the country without any political backing or support, actor Nandita Das told IANS: "Led by women and students from different religions, this protest is cry for everyone to speak up and lends his/her voice."
2020-01-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
India eye record medal haul at Tokyo Paralympics
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Gursharan Singh, interim president of the Paralympic Committee of India, believes an unprecedented haul of 15 medals, five of them gold, is well within India's reach when they send their biggest ever contingent to a Paralympic Games at Tokyo 2020.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Kriti Sanon slays in winterwear for magazine cover
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon's latest photoshoot for Harper's Bazaar India has left fans in awe of her fashion statement.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Realme fitness band to launch in India next month
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Realme CEO Madhav Sheth has confirmed the first fitness band from the company will be launched in February.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Give pension to 'elderly' JNU students: Baba Ramdev
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Taking a swipe at the protesting Jawaharlal Nehru University students, yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday said the government should start a "pension scheme for the elderly students of the varsity so that they can quietly pursue their studies on the campus".
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
UP police official risks life to save puppies, Tweeple hails
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A photograph of an Uttar Pradesh Police officer going into a snake-infested well to rescue three puppies has gone viral on the social media and the internet is all praises for him.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Madras High Court dismisses case against Rajinikanth
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Friday dismissed the case filed against actor Rajinikanth for his comments made about a rally led by Dravida Kazhagham (DK) founder E.V.Ramaswamy popularly known as Periyar.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
13 million Americans at migration risk due to sea-level rise
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Coastal areas in the US are at increasing flooding risk and climate change-driven sea level rise could trigger mass migration of 13 million Americans to inland cities, researchers have warned.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Ron Harper to visit India to promote NBA
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) The National Basketball Association (NBA) on Friday announced that five-time NBA Champion Ron Harper will visit India from January 25 to 30 as part of the league's continued efforts to grow the game of basketball in the country.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Ex-AMU student leader refuses to retract statement, gets booked
Aligarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Former Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students' union president, Faizul Hasan, has refused to withdraw his statement in which he had said, "Muslims can destroy anything if they wish to do and the community has constantly been tested since 1947."
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy recreated
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Scientists have succeeded in accurately reproducing the voice of an Egyptian priest who lived 3,000 years ago, thanks to the mummification process and the use of 3D printing technology.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Like R-Day parade ban, stop performances by elephants: PETA
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Citing the precedent of the Defence Ministry prohibiting the use of elephants during the Republic Day parade, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has asked the Union Government to add elephants to the list of wild animals banned from being exhibited or trained for performances in India.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tukde Tukde gang in B'wood too: UP Minister
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Minister Shrikant Sharma has said that there is a 'tukde tukde' gang in Bollywood which is speaking against the amended citizenship law with definite political motives.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
This R-Day, app to hail India's musical diversity
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Music lovers are in for a treat this Republic Day as unique multi-artiste reimaginations of Indias national song and national anthem are set to feature in a music streaming app.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Shilpa Shetty is 'BBC' for hubby Raj Kundra
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty says her husband Raj Kundra calls her "BBC which means Born Before Computers".
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sandeep Dikshit not among Congress star campaigners
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Congress has released the names of 40 star campaigners for the Delhi polls which includes all former MPs, except Sandeep Dikshit, son of three-time Chief Minister, late Sheila Dikshit.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Behold South Asia at India Art Fair 2020
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANSlife) With the 12th edition of one of Indias biggest art events, India Art Fair, opening next Thursday, art lovers in the capital are in for a four-day treat.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Periyar's statue found damaged, Stalin demands action
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) After a statue of Dravidar Kazhagam founder E.V. Ramasamy or 'Periyar' was found damaged on Friday in Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M.K. Stalin demanded action against those responsible.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
No blanket ban on NSA: SC cites arson in anti-CAA stir
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a plea challenging the imposition of the National Security Act (NSA) in few states and the national capital amid anti-CAA protests.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ex-Cabinet members appointed to Putin's administration
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed decrees appointing three former Cabinet members into his administration.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
'BB 13': Parag Tyagi threatens Asim Riaz for calling him 'nalla'
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" contestant Shefali Jariwala's husband Parag Tyagi has slammed the former's fellow participant Asim Riaz for calling him "nalla" in the latest episode.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jacqueline and John bond over fitness and workouts
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Jacqueline Fernandez and John Abraham have been bonding big time over food, fitness and workouts, on the sets of their upcoming film "Attack".
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Never Kiss...' writer in process of doing 3 more web series
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Sumrit Shahi, writer of the novel "Never Kiss Your Best Friend" that has now been converted into a web series, says he is in the process of doing three more web series.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Karnataka HC stays Karwar port expansion
Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court has stayed the expansion project of the Karwar port on the state's west coast, an official said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
TN Public Service Commission bans 99 exam scamsters for life
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) on Friday said it has banned 99 persons from writing its recruitment exams for life, for indulging in malpractices in the Group IV recruitment exam.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education
Kohli stays on top, Rahane moves upward in ICC Test rankings
Dubai, Jan 24 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli maintained his top spot in the ICC Test Rankings for batsmen which were updated on Friday. Cheteshwar Pujara has been able to retain his sixth position whereas Ajinkya Rahane moved up by a place and is currently at the eighth spot.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Young man booked for loving older woman in Agra
Agra, Jan 24 (IANS) A 22-year-old man has been booked at the Etmaduddaula Police Station in the city of the Taj Mahal for "disturbing peace in the area", after he refused to end his love affair with a 60-year-old woman.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Kerala health guidelines to tackle coronavirus
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) In the wake of the coronavirus taking a toll across the world, Kerala on Friday has come out with health guidelines as a precautionary step, said state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Storm in NCP as Sharad Pawar's Delhi home security removed
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party-Shiv Sena on Friday took strong umbrage at the abrupt withdrawal of security from the New Delhi residence of its party chief Sharad Pawar.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
People pay tax to govt for improvement in life: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said people pay tax to the government so that their lives can improve. He expressed happiness that his government has shown a direction for the country.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
UP announces cash rewards for Tokyo Games medalists
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday announced that all the athletes from the state, who will be winning gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games, will be rewarded with Rs 6 crore each.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
'Public exams for Class 5, 8 students is rights violation'
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) Opposing the board examination for the students of Class 5 and 8 in Tamil Nadu, the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), an ally of the ruling AIADMK, said on Friday that it was a violation of the human rights.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
Sanya Malhotra lives to create experiences worth remembering
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress Sanya Malhotra enjoys to pack her bags and hit the road. She says she is someone who lives for creating experiences worth remembering.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ishaan, Ananya have done 'crazy stunts' in 'Khaali Peeli'
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actors Ishaan and Ananya Panday are all set to showcase their action avatar in "Khaali Peeli".
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ind vs NZ: Munro & Taylor take Kiwis to 203/5 in 1st T20I
Auckland, Jan 24 (IANS) New Zealand started with a flourish, but the Indian bowlers -- led by Jasprit Bumrah (1/31) -- came back strongly at Eden Park on Friday to restrict the Kiwis to 203/5 in their 20 overs in the first T20I of the five-game series.
2020-01-24
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Indian students in Wuhan safe
New Delhi/Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) All the Indian students stranded in Wuhan, the city which has been placed under a lockdown due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in central China, are safe and healthy.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
DoT against long-term staggering of telcos' AGR dues payments
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Ahead of the Supreme Court hearing next week on the telecom operators' plea on their adjusted gross revenue (AGR) outstandings, the Department of Telecom (DoT) is readying the payment schedule for the telcos whereby they may have to pay the principal and penalty amounts immediately, official sources said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Remove Kapil Mishra's 'India Vs Pak' comment: EC tells Twitter
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Election Commission has asked Twitter to remove the comment of BJP's Model Town Assembly candidate Kapil Mishra from its platform describing Shaheen Bagh's anti-CAA protest site here as "mini-Pakistan".
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
JNU students get relief from HC
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday granted relief to the students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) allowing them to register in the next semester as per the old hostel manual within one week.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kangana's public hanging demand finds support in Simi Garewal
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress and television personality Simi Garewal has come out in support of Kangana Ranaut's demand for public hanging of Nirbhaya's rapists.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Govt preparing law to link Aadhaar to Voter ID (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Union Law Ministry has been working on a Cabinet note to prepare a new law after considering the Election Commission's proposal to give it statutory backing to collect the Aadhaar numbers of new applicants and existing voters to check multiple entries in the electoral rolls.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indian students in Wuhan safe
New Delhi/Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) All the Indian students stranded in Wuhan, the city which has been placed under a lockdown due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in central China, are safe and healthy.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Google I/O 2020 set to kick off on May 12
San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) US-based search engine giant Google on Friday revealed that its next I/O developer conference will take place from May 12 to 14 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, which is in Mountain View near Google's HQ.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
CoA defends NZ travel plan, says Kohli & Shastri were briefed on FTP
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) With Virat Kohli making his displeasure known over the travel plans of the Indian team from Bengaluru to Auckland, former IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla backed the skipper and pulled up the Committee of Administrators (CoA) for planning the schedule without keeping the interest of the players in mind. But the criticism hasn't gone down well with members in the disbanded committee.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
U'khand's 'Modi trail' to begin in summer
Dehradun, Jan 24 (IANS) In a attempt to attract more tourists to the hill state, the Uttarakhand government is planning to start a 'Modi Trail that will take tourists to offbeat destinations, especially those popularized by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Dia Mirza: I faced a stalker when I was younger
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress-producer Dia Mirza has recounted her younger days when she was stalked.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Karnataka to hold global investors meet in November
Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) The Karnataka government would hold a Global Investors' Meet (GIM 2020) here from November 3-5 to showcase the southern state's ecosystem for attracting investments from the world over, an official said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
3 US firefighters killed in Aus identified
Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) Australian authorities on Friday revealed the identities of the three US firefighters who died when their air tanker crashed while battling blazes in New South Wales (NSW) state.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Adani Gas tanks 14 per cent on PNGRB notice
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Adani Gas stocks tanked up to 14 per cent to Rs 148 on the BSE in Friday's session following reports that the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board of India (PNGRB) has sent a notice to the comnpany for not disclosing crucial information regarding a scheme of arrangement with Adani Enterprises.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Defence ministry official defrauded of Rs 40,000
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Paying a mere Rs 3 from his 'Bhim' UPI app ended up costing a defence ministry official a hefty Rs 40,000 instead.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi stokes divisions in world's biggest democracy: The Economist
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Narendra Modi stokes divisions in the worlds biggest democracy", The Economist said in its cover story on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Mastercard invests in PoS solutions provider Pine Labs
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Point-of-sale payments solutions company Pine Labs on Friday announced an investment by global payments technology giant Mastercard.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cohesity opens new facility in Pune, to hire 100 people
Pune, Jan 24 (IANS) US-based data management solutions provider Cohesity announced on Friday that it has opened a new facility in Pune and has plans to hire approximately 100 employees at that site over the next 18 months, nearly doubling its presence in the city.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Prince Charles 'snubs' Pence at Holocaust memorial event
London, Jan 24 (IANS) The UK's Prince Charles reportedly "snubbed" US Vice President Mike Pence at The World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, a media report said.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
NZ 'A' beat Ind 'A' by 29 runs in 2nd unofficial ODI
Christchurch, Jan 24 (IANS) Krunal Pandya's quickfire 51 wasn't enough for India 'A' in the second unofficial ODI against New Zealand 'A' as they lost by 29 runs at the Hagley Oval on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Extradition request for US diplomat's wife over UK teen's death rejected
London, Jan 24 (IANS) An extradition request sent by the UK for an American diplomat's wife over the death of a British teen in a car accident last year, was rejected by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
TN opposition to carry out signature campaign against CAA
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu led by the DMK on Friday decided to carry out a signature campaign next month against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Population Register (NPR) that would pave the way for National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2020-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Johnson's Brexit deal becomes law
London, Jan 24 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal has become law after clearing all parliamentary hurdles and receiving royal assent, paving the country to exit the European Union (EU) on January 31, it was reported.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Kejriwal holds massive roadshows in west Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday morning held roadshows in West Delhi's three Assembly constituencies -- Janakpuri, Tilak Nagar and Madipur.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
5 in UK test negative for coronavirus, 9 await results
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Fourteen people in the UK have been tested for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), with five confirmed negative and nine still awaiting the results, according to the Public Health England (PHE).
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
World's largest meditation centre comes up in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) The world's largest meditation centre of its kind, which can accommodate 100,000 people at a time, is all set to be inaugurated on January 28 in the global headquarters of Heartfulness on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Security beefed up ahead of Republic Day in J&K
Srinagar, Jan 24 (IANS) Security forces in Kashmir will ensure that Republic Day passes on peacefully, IG Kashmir police Vijay Kumar said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
Abhishek starts shooting for 'Bob Biswas' in Kolkata
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Abhishek Bachhan has started shooting for his upcoming movie "Bob Biswas" in Kolkata. The film is a spin-off of "Kahaani", and features the poker-faced contract killer Bob Biswas from the Vidya Balan-starrer.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Iran open to dialog with all neighbours: Zarif
Tehran, Jan 24 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reaffirmed Tehrans readiness for talks with all its neighbours amid the ongoing tensions in the Persian Gulf region.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
BEST bus stoned during anti-CAA, NRC Maha shutdown call
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) At least one BEST bus was stoned in Mumbai and its driver injured as the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) sponsored Maharashtra shutdown started, eliciting mixed response, here on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
19% of Indian women have menstrual problems: Report
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANSlife) A new fitness report has suggested that close to 19 per cent of women suffer from some kind of menstrual issues.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
A look at the ongoing Kolkata Literary Meet 2020
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANSlife) The 9th edition of the Kolkata Literary Meet, aims to celebrate literature and allied cultural pursuits - dance, music, recitation and theatrical performances over five power-packed days. From 22-26 January 2020, the event evolving the literary community, will promote a culture of patronage, and create value for authors and other dignitaries. Tata Steel is supporting the event in it's 6th edition as Kolkata Literary Meet (TSKLM).
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Soren defers Cabinet expansion after Pathhalgari killings
Ranchi, Jan 24 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has deferred his Cabinet expansion following the killing of seven people in West Singhbhum district.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
SC issues notice on implementation of Sec 176 (1A) CrPC
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and states on a petition by human rights activist Suhas Chakma for the implementation of Section 176(1A) of the CrPC. According to the provision, it is mandatory to conduct judicial inquiry in cases of death, disappearance or alleged rape in police, judicial custody.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amazon Music crosses 55mn subscribers globally
San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) Amazon's music streaming service 'Amazon Music' has reached 55 million subscribers globally closing in on Apple Music which has over 60 million users.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Foundation hacks for perfect face canvas
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANSlife) Well-applied, even-toned foundation can be a game changer for your overall, finished look. With some easy hacks, you, too, can rock foundation application.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Rajeev Shukla backs Kohli, pulls up CoA for poor schedule
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla on Friday pulled up the Committee of Administrators (CoA) for poor scheduling of Team Indias calendar, saying players interest should also be kept in mind while finalising an itinerary for a particular series.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Myanmar denies genocide in Rakhine state
Yangon, Jan 24 (IANS) Myanmar has denied genocide in Rakhine, saying that some human rights actors have presented "a distorted picture" of the situation in the troubled state and has hampered the country's ability to lay the foundation for sustainable development in the region.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Daylong getaways for the Republic Day
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANSlife) Republic Day is a day of greater patriotic fervour, and after initial celebrations, the national holiday calls for an enjoyable day-out with friends and family. Here are our top picks for some major cities, which are less than 100 kilometres away.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Give priority to duty, not rights: PM
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stressed on giving priority to "duty" and not the "rights".
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
All you need to know about Male Breast Cancer
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANSlife) Breast cancer in men is rarely seen. It shares many similarities with cancer of the breast in women but there are some important differences too.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
India opt to bowl against NZ in first T20I (Toss)
Auckland, Jan 24 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Friday won the toss and elected to field in the first T20I of the five-match series against New Zealand at the Eden Park.
2020-01-24
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Nepal Airlines permanent pilots warn of resigning en masse
Kathmandu, Jan 24 (IANS) The permanent pilots of Nepal Airlines have warned of quitting en masse if their demands to be treated in a fair manner regarding remunerations on par with expat or contract-based pilots were not met, it was reported on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Netizens troll BJP leader over Bangladeshis eating 'poha'
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A statement made by Bhartiya Janata Party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya garnered hilarious trolls and reaction by the tweeple around the country.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Incredibly gratifying: Sona Mohapatra on her docu-drama going international
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Singer Sona Mohapatra's docu-drama "Shut Up Sona" will be screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam later this month. She says the official selection is incredibly gratifying.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sevilla FC holds football fiesta for Pune schools students
Pune, Jan 24 (IANS) LaLiga Santander Club, Sevilla FC and LaLiga Football Schools recently organised an engagement activity for aspiring footballers in Pune.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Students paid fee in fear: JNUSU to Delhi High Court
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) on Friday told the Delhi High Court that "the students who paid the hiked fee, paid it out of fear."
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Wozniacki waves goodbye after 3rd round defeat at Aus Open
Melbourne, Jan 24 (IANS) Former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki's career came to an end on Friday with a third round defeat to Tunisia's Ons Jabeur at the ongoing Australian Open.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Kejriwal invites Shah to visit Delhi govt schools
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Delhi Cheif Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday invited former BJP president Amit Shah to take out some time and visit the city government schools.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Vijayvargiya slammed for 'poha' remark on Bangladeshis
Indore, Jan 24 (IANS) In a bizarre statement on Thursday while speaking at a seminar in Indore, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya claimed labourers who recently carried out construction work at his house could be Bangladeshis as they had "strange" eating habits. And what's that? Eating only 'poha' (flattened rice).
2020-01-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Tina Fey excited to make 'Mean Girls' broadway into movie
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress-comedienne Tina Fey is taking "Mean Girls" back to the big screen with a new movie based on the Broadway musical of the same name.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sri Lanka aims at doubling tourist arrivals in 2020
Colombo, Jan 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities were aiming to attract 4 million tourists in 2020 and a revenue of $5 billion to spearhead an overall economic revival of the country, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Crime Branch to question ex-Cong MLA for Jamia violence
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Delhi Police Crime Branch, which took over the Jamia Millia Islamia violence case, will question former Congress MLA Asif Mohd Khan in connection with the case and asked him to appear before it on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
China sets up research team to combat coronavirus spread
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) China has set up a national research team of 14 experts has been set up to help prevent and control the latest novel coronavirus outbreak after 830 new cases were confirmed in the country, with 25 fatalities so far, authorities said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: International, China,Politics
Brad Pitt doesn't regret turning down 'The Matrix'
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Hollywood star Brad Pitt has joined the stars who turned down actor Keanu Reeves' role in "The Matrix".
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Photo verification service on Tinder to curb cartfishing
San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) Location-based dating service major Tinder is rolling out a photo verification service, which it says will help ensure every match is who they say they are.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
City bids goodbye to Kerala family who died in Nepal
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) It was a goodbye that Thiruvananthapuram has perhaps not seen before, as hundreds of people, a majority of them unknown, came to pay last respects to the five-members of the Nair family, who died early this week, breathing poisonous gas in a room in a resort in Nepal.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump to unveil M-E peace plan on Jan 28
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has announced that he would unveil his long-awaited Middle East plan on January 28 in the White House during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Satyagrah chain to take on Godses of all-time on Jan 30
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Anti-CAA protesters in the capital here plan to give a big boost to the stir on January 30, when students from different universities from across the nation will converge at the Rajghat to form the "Satyagrah human chain".
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Indian-American community not polarised but segregated'
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Ghazala Hashmi, an Indian-origin Democrat Senator and the first Muslim woman elected to the Virginia Senate, has said that the Indian-American community "not polarised but segregated", a media report said.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
EC asks Kapil Mishra to reply by Friday on his Pak comment
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has issued a show cause notice to BJP's Model Town Assembly candidate Kapil Mishra for his controversial statement on describing Shaheen Bagh protesters agitating over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) as a "mini Pakistan that promotes hatred in the society". The Commission has asked Mishra to reply on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Facebook appoints new Marketing Director for India
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Facebook on Friday hired Avinash Pant as Marketing Director for its India operations who will report to Ajit Mohan, Vice President and Managing Director, Facebook India.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Meerut to have war memorial for animals
Meerut, Jan 24 (IANS) A first of its kind war memorial for animals is being planned in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut city. It will feature those animals that have lost their lives in counter-insurgency operation, mainly in Kashmir.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Researchers discover 102 genes associated with autism
New York, Jan 24 (IANS) In the largest genetic sequencing study of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to date, researchers have identified 102 genes associated with risk for autism.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Kamala Harris mulls endorsing Biden: Report
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) California Senator Kamala Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, was considering backing former Vice President Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential primary, a media report said.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
US-Iran tensions may aid Pak get off grey list
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global watchdog for terror funding may remove Pakistan from the punitive "grey list" in its upcoming review meeting.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Australia's James Wood appointed WADA's CRC chairman
Lausanne, Jan 24 (IANS) Experienced Australian lawyer and judge James Wood has been appointed as the chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Compliance Review Committee. He has replaced Britain's Jonathan Taylor.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Samsung's HC Hong who put India on world map begins new chapter
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) HC Hong, President and CEO of Samsung Southwest Asia since 2015 and was instrumental in taking India to the top of global smartphone manufacturing map, has moved on into a new role within the company, according to a letter accessed by IANS.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Kerala trade and culture fest to return to Sharjah
Sharjah, Jan 24 (IANS) A grand annual festival that brings all things Kerala to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is returning for its fourth edition next week in Sharjah.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Dubai-based Indian expat's stamp collection worth $27,225
Dubai, Jan 24 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian expat has a vintage collection of more than 100,000 stamps from around the world for which he spent nearly $27,225, a media report said.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Strong winds likely to improve AQI in Delhi on Friday
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) There was slight improvement in both the maximum and minimum temperatures in Delhi for the second day on Friday. Strong winds expected during the day would affect the air quality positively, Met said.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ex-Colombia midfielder Jhon Viafara extradited to US
Bogota, Jan 24 (IANS) Former Colombia international midfielder Jhon Viafara has been extradited to the US to answer drug trafficking charges, authorities have said.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
Tencent offers to acquire Funcom Games for $148mn: Report
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) Tencent Games, the world's largest gaming company with hits like PUBG: Mobile and Arena of Valor, has announced a $148 million offer to acquire all shares of Norwegian game developer Funcom.
2020-01-24
Category: International, China,Technology
Petrol, diesel price down by Rs 1.50 per litre in 2 weeks
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) After price cut in the petrol and diesel prices for the second consecutive day on Friday, the fuel prices came down by more than Rs 1.50 per litre in two weeks, giving a major relief to the consumers.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Not just Wifi, battery charging is also free: Kejriwal to Shah
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday took a jibe at former BJP President Amit Shah, saying not just Wifi, but battery charging was also free in Delhi as his government was giving free 200 units of electricity.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Serena Williams suffers shocking exit at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 24 (IANS) Seven-time champion Serena Williams suffered a shocking third round defeat to Qiang Wang on Friday making an early exit from the Australian Open.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Facebook working to re-elect Donald Trump: Geroge Soros
Davos, Jan 24 (IANS) The billionaire philanthropist George Soros has slammed Facebook, accusing the social networking giant of helping to re-elect Donald Trump in the 2020 US election.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Technology,Politics
First street fashion show held in Kabul
Kabul, Jan 24 (IANS) Male and female Afghan models participated in Kabul's first-ever street fashion show, promoting the country's culture along with a message for peace, a media report said.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Limited dose of freebies good for economy: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said freebies were good for the economy, if no extra tax were to be imposed and it did not lead to budget deficits.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
China confirms 830 coronavirus cases, 25 deaths
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) The death toll from the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China has risen to 25, and the number of confirmed cases was now 830, the National Health Commission reported on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: International, China,Politics
Along with Hindi-English, brush up on Urdu for more agile brain
Rae Bareli, Jan 24 (IANS) Hindi is written from left to right but Urdu is written from right to left and it is this difference that makes all the difference to the human brain.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Amazon asks judge to block Microsoft from Pentagon project
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Amazon Web Services (AWS), the retail giant's Cloud arm, has asked a US judge to force a stay of work on Microsoft's $10 billion Cloud contract until the court can rule on Amazon's protest over the Pentagon awarding JEDI to Microsoft.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Technology
Putin's constitutional reform package fast-tracked
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS) Russia's State Duma (Lower House of parliament) has approved in record time the first reading of constitutional amendments proposed by President Vladimir Putin, which would siphon powers from the presidency to the government.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Indian nurse doesn't have Wuhan coronavirus: Saudi
Riyadh, Jan 24 (IANS) The Saudi Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) has confirmed two cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Abha city, ruling out media reports that an Indian nurse in the Kingdom was infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that originated in China.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Twitter CEO refused to host fundraiser for Tulsi Gabbard
San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey declined to host a fundraiser for US presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard (Democrat-Hawaii) late last year when she approached him.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Divij Sharan exits Australian Open in 2nd round
Melbourne, Jan 24 (IANS) India's Divij Sharan on Friday got knocked out of the ongoing Australian Open after he lost his second-round men's doubles match with New Zealand partner Artem Sitak.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Hyderabad police foil Shaheen Bagh-like protest
Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) The attempt by a group of women to stage Shaheen Bagh-like protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was foiled by the Hyderabad Police in the early hours of Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Trump's conduct isn't America first, it's Trump first: Dems
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) The Democratic lawmakers who are acting as "managers" - or prosecutors - in Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate, have continued to present their argument to try and show that the US President has abused his office and that the only thing that has guided him in his relationship with Ukraine has been his own self-interest.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Subhankar Dey helps Awadhe Warriors to 1st win in PBL 2020
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) World No. 46 Subhankar Dey kept his calm under pressure to take the Awadhe Warriors to a 4-3 win against the North Eastern Warriors in their first tie at the ongoing Premier Badminton League.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
12 Delhi-bound trains delayed due to fog
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) At least 12 trains were delayed due to fog in several parts of northern India on Friday, officials said.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Novelty inspires me: Ayushmann Khurrana
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Known for portraying ordinary men - often flawed and insecure - with almost no one character being similar to the other, Ayushmann Khuranna says novelty of any kind inspires him.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Liverpool edge Wolves 2-1 for 14th straight PL win
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Liverpool got a goal with six minutes left in regulation to prevail 2-1 over Wolverhampton and extend their Premier League winning streak to 14 matches.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Coronavirus outbreak not yet global health emergency: WHO
Geneva, Jan 24 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it was "too early" to declare the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), while warning that the number of cases may increase as much about the virus remains unknown.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Atletico Madrid knocked out of Copa del Rey
Madrid, Jan 24 (IANS) Atletico Madrid suffered an early exit at the Copa del Rey with a 1-2 defeat in extra-time to third division side Cultural Leonesa.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
WH to release M-E peace plan next week: Pence
Jerusalem, Jan 24 (IANS) Visiting US Vice President Mike Pence announced that the White House will release its Middle East peace plan next week.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Anti-satellite missile system to be showcased in R-Day parade
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will showcase its achievement of how it empowered India in 2019 by carrying out country's first anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test -- Mission Shakti in Republic Day Parade. It will be a part of the mechanised contingent during the parade.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shootout at Meerut university, one critically injured
Meerut, Jan 24 (IANS) A 28-year-old student of a local college here was critically injured in a shootout on the road outside the main gate of Chaudhary Charan Singh University here on Thursday evening.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP medico goes missing, police suspect suicide
Kanpur, Jan 24 (IANS) A 24-year-old final year MBBS student of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial (GSVM) medical college went missing on Thursday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China confirms 830 cases of new coronavirus pneumonia
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) Chinese health authorities on Friday said that 830 cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) were confirmed in 29 provincial-level regions in the country.
2020-01-24
Category: International, China,Politics
Farmers to get back land grabbed by Azam Khan
Rampur, Jan 24 (IANS) After taking possession of 104 bighas of land in the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University, run by the Jauhar Trust, Rampur administration has decided to launch the process of releasing the 'occupied land' to the 'rightful owners'.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Maduro invites UN, EU for conciliation talks with oppn
Caracas, Jan 24 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro invited delegates from the European Union (EU), UN and the governments of Argentina, Mexico and Panama to accompany his government's conciliation talks with the opposition.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Rape accused gets two-day parole to take oath as MP
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Eight months after he was elected to the Lok Sabha, Bahujan Samajwadi Party MP Atul Rai will finally take oath as Member of Parliament.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
UP born in 1950, celebrates 70 years of existence
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh turns 70 years old on Friday and will be celebrating its 'birthday' with much fanfare in a three-day programme.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Last rites of 5 Kerala tourists on Friday
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) The last rites of the mortal remains of the Nair family, who died early this week, breathing poisonous gas in a room in a resort in Nepal will be perfomed on Friday in their home town in Kozhikode.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Imran rejects CPEC's criticism as 'nonsense'
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has rejected the criticism of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as "nonsense", insisting that the project "is really helping" the country, a media report said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak drops 3 spots on global Corruption Perceptions Index 2019
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Pakistan ranked 120 out of 180 countries in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2019 released by Transparency International on Thursday, slipping by three spots from the previous year's ranking despite increased anti-corruption efforts.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Vaping may not help with smoking cessation: Report
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) The US government released on Thursday its first smoking cessation report in 30 years, showing that there is inadequate evidence to conclude that e-cigarettes help quit smoking.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Oil prices fall as demand concerns weigh
New York, Jan 24 (IANS) Oil prices extended losses on Thursday as traders continued to worry about an economic slowdown, which could result in weaker demand for energy.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Rahul Mishra showcases as Paris Haute Couture Week
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANSlife) With yet another feather in his cap, Rahul Mishra becomes the first Indian designer to be welcomed as 'Guest Member' on the Haute Couture Calendar. The designer presented his Couture Spring collection, Home, at the Maison de la Chimie, on January 23.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump to host Israel's Netanyahu at White House next week
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will discuss regional and security issues with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu here next week, the White House said on Thursday.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
'A ship of fools and a circus': Voters react to Trump impeachment trial
New York, Jan 24 (IANS) American voters reacting in real-time to the historic impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump are saying only something "dramatic" and "crazy" could tip the balance against Trump and that he is on course to win re-election by a "razor thin" margin this November.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Deepika is 1st Indian star in a Louis Vuitton global campaign
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has become the first ever actor from India to feature in the global campaign of luxury brand Louis Vuitton.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Panga': Kangana and cast shine in feel-good flick (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)
"Panga"; Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Jassi Gill, Richa Chadha, Neena Gupta, Yagna Bhasin; Direction: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2020-01-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jude Law loves starving himself
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Actor Jude Law says he loves starving himself so that he can enjoy "excessive banquets" every now and again.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Christian Bale laughs if he knows co-stars too well
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Academy Award-winning Christian Bale has a habit of laughing in between the scenes if he knows his co-stars too well.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pierce Brosnan, wife step out for a musical
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Hollywood star Pierce Brosnan rarely makes a red carpet appearance without his wife Keely. This time, they were spotted together at the opening night of "The Last Ship" musical here.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Google honors Hollywood's first Chinese American movie star
LOs Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Google has honored the Los Angeles-born Chinese American actress, Anna May Wong, with a Google Doodle commemorating the 97th anniversary of her debut film, "The Toll Of the Sea."
2020-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Of no regrets and living guilt-free
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) "For a working woman, the pressure is not just to balance home and work, but also ascertain a work-home-society balance. The book is under no circumstances self-help one. What it is supposed to do is kick you to get up," said writer and journalist Kaveree Bamzai, during the session 'No Regrets: The Guilt-Free Womans Guide to a Good Life, which is also the title of her anthology published by HarperCollins India. Sharing the stage with author Shobha De and actor and activist, Vani Tripathi Tikoo on the inaugural day of the Jaipur Literature Festival, the journalist stressed that a 'good life allowed one to be herself. "As women, we dont need to be told what is right. It is one when women learn not to be silenced."
2020-01-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
BJP to hold state-wide protest in MP on Friday
Bhopal, Jan 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold protests at the collectors offices all over Madhya Pradesh on Friday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Two minor brothers die in Guwahati fire
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) In a tragic incident, two minor boys died on the spot after a fire broke out in their house here on Thursday, the police said. The victims -- Ishan (7) and Iban (4) -- were brothers. They were playing on the first floor when fire ravaged the house.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rally in Tripura seeks settlement of displaced non-tribals
Agartala, Jan 23 (IANS) Thousands of non-tribals on Thursday organised a rally demanding rehabilitation of hundreds of displaced people who were affected due to giving 34,000 Reang tribals shelter in northern Tripura after they fled from Mizoram 23 years ago due to ethnic unrest.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
FAO's geo-spatial monitoring to get boost with Japan's help
Rome, Jan 23 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation will scale up its geospatial monitoring toolkit thanks to a new cooperation accord with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, FAO said in a statement on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Italy,Environment/Wildlife
Cong candidate flays Kamal Nath's naming as star campaigner
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Naming of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath as one of the star campaigners for the February 8 Delhi Assembly elections by the Congress has divided the party with one of its candidate as well as Delhi Sikh leaders opposing the decision.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Many quit BJP minority cell in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, Jan 23 (IANS) In a second wave of resignations, more than 80 members of the BJP minority cell in Madhya Pradesh quit on Thursday. In the first instance last week, nearly 50 members had quit the cell even as the party struggled to contain nationwide protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
2020-01-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics