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4 Kerala youth beat up man, abduct minor daughter
Kollam, March 19 (IANS) Four local youth allegedly kidnapped a 14-year-old girl after beating up her father, who hails from Rajasthan and is involved in the pottery business, the Kerala Police said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Paris among most expensive cities, Chennai among cheapest
New York, March 19 (IANS) Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong are most expensive cities in the world while Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru are among the cheapest places to live, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2019 Worldwide Cost of Living Survey.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Biased towards TV but enjoy digital: Sakshi Tanwar
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Actress Sakshi Tanwar, who has featured in a web series titled "The Final Call", says she is biased towards television but has started enjoying working in the digital platform as it gives an opportunity to actors to experiment in a lesser period of time.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ED attaches J&K properties of seven Hizbul terrorists
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached 13 properties in Jammu and Kashmir belonging to seven Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in the ongoing terror financing case against the outfit's chief Syed Salahuddin, the agency said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Terrorism
Spanish coach Enrique makes one change in squad
Madrid, March 19 (IANS) Spain's coach Luis Enrique has made one change in the squad for the Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Norway and Malta.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Congress suffering from inflated arrogance: AAP
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of suffering from "ego" issues and "inflated arrogance", Delhi's ruling AAP on Tuesday it will not waste any more time to sew an alliance with the grand old party.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dutch tram shooting may be a terror attack: Police
Utrecht (Netherlands), March 19 (IANS) The suspect of tram shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht and his victims were not linked, said the police and the prosecutor on Tuesday and added they were, therefore, "seriously considering a terrorist motive".
2019-03-19
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kohli, Rohit, Bumrah in top category of BCCI contracts
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) National team skipper Virt Kohli, senior batsman Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah have been incuded in the top most category of the Board of Control for in India's (BCCI) list of central contracts.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
A brain circuit can help reverse craving for liquor
New York, March 19 (IANS) Scientists have found that they can reverse the urge to drink alcohol, finds a study, which may open the door to developing drug or gene therapies to control alcohol addiction.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Dozens trapped in building collapse in Dharwad
Bengaluru, March 19 (IANS) Dozens of people were believed to be trapped when a multi-storey building under construction collapsed in Dharwad in Karnataka on Tuesday, officials said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jet has only 41 aircraft for flights: DGCA
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Aviation regular DGCA on Tuesday said that Jet Airways only has 41 aircraft in its fleet for operations and that there may be further attrition in the fleet size and flights ahead.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'Romeo Akbar...' celebrates unnoticed people: Mouni
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Actress Mouni Roy, who will be seen in the forthcoming film "Romeo Akbar Walter", says the espionage thriller celebrates the unnoticed people who have sacrificed their lives for the love of their country.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Choose GST rate for incomplete projects, builders told
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) In a big relief to builders, the GST Council on Tuesday approved transition rules on new tax rates for residential property and offered an option to builders with under-construction buildings to shift to the new rates without input tax credit (ITC) or continue with the old rates with it.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
148 sexual abuse cases against peacekeeping forces
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) As many as 148 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse relating to personnel in peacekeeping and special political missions of the United Nations and 111 relating to non-UN related entities were reported in 2018 against 138 in 2017 and 165 in 2016.
2019-03-19
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Japan's Olympic chief to step down
Tokyo, March 19 (IANS) The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee said he will step down, two months after French authorities said they were investigating whether he sanctioned bribes to help Tokyo win the 2020 Olympic Games.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Tripura BJP vice-chief, two others join Congress
Agartala, March 19 (IANS) Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, three Tripura BJP leaders, including party Vice-President Subal Bhowmik joined the Congress on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Kerala firm bags contract to build Manipur airport
Thiruvananthapuram, March 19 (IANS) State-owned KITCO Ltd has bagged the project management consultancy (PMC) contract from Airports Authority of India (AAI) for setting up a new Rs 600 crore integrated terminal building at Imphal International Airport, an official said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
8-city IPL 2019 trophy tour begins, fans have fun
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) To bring fans closer to the Indian Premier League (IPL), broadcaster Star Sports has collaborated with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to make the upcoming edition interesting for fans with an artificial intelligence-powered training installation that is being developed by Google.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Xiaomi India launches 7th plant, Redmi Go
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Tuesday announced a new manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu, making it the company's seventh such plant in the country.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Fugitive don Dawood 'enters' Maharashtra poll debate
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Politics in Maharashtra in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections took another twist on Tuesday as Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh chief Prakash Ambedkar on Tuesday raked up the oft-repeated issue of fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar's purported offer to surrender.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
Obama economic advisor Alan Krueger dead at 58
New York, March 19 (IANS) Alan Krueger, a top economic adviser to former US President Barack Obama and one of Americas most influential labour market experts, has died aged 58.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Toll in Zimbabwe cyclone-induced floods reaches 98
Harare, March 19 (IANS) The death toll in tropical cyclone Idai-induced floods in Zimbabwe has risen to 98 with 217 missing, the government has said.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
LF's second Bengal list out, 4 seats left for Congress
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The Left Front on Tuesday announced another 13 Lok Sabha candidates in West Bengal for the 2019 polls, including for Darjeeling, the Asansol industrial belt and seats in Kolkata.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Vadra's custodial questioning may be needed: ED
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday told a Delhi court that Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, is not cooperating in the probe and the agency may require his custodial interrogation in a money laundering case.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
China conducts world's 1st remote surgery using 5G
Beijing, March 19 (IANS) The first remote surgery on a human using 5G technology was successfully conducted in China.
2019-03-19
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Judge films on artistic merit: Netflix's Oscar stance
Los Angeles, March 19 (IANS) Movies must be judged on artistic merit, and not windowing strategy, said Netflix CEO Reed Hastings amidst an ongoing debate on whether films on streaming services deserve a chance at the Oscars.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
5 talented IPL debutants to watch out for this year
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) that features a host of top stars has thrown up several promising youngsters.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Modi now 'Chowkidar', no more 'Chaiwala': Mayawati
Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) A day after BJP leaders prefixed 'Chowkidar' (watchman) to their Twitter handles, BSP leader Mayawati on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has changed his profile from 'Chaiwala' to 'Chowkidar' only to get votes in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Mindtree 'united' to oppose L&T's hostile takeover bid
Bengaluru, March 19 (IANS) Leading IT services firm Mindtree on Tuesday said the company's stakeholders, including investors and employees, were all "united" in opposing diversified conglomerate Larsen and Toubro Ltd's (L&T) bid to take it over.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Mahesh Bhatt questions system of censorship
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who is supporting the forthcoming film "No Fathers in Kashmir" that is yet to get a certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification, has criticised the system of censorship that creates obstacles to unveiling the truth.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Kashmir,Bollywood
Jet pilots to meet to decide future course of action
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Jet Airways pilots' union will meet in Mumbai and Delhi to chart out their future course of action regarding non-payment of salaries.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Pro-Modi slogans at Priyanka's UP temple run (2nd Lead)
Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), March 19 (IANS) Pro-Modi slogans were raised by BJP supporters gathered outside a temple near here on Tuesday as Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi reached a temple here.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Religion
RCOM stocks jump 10% after it pays dues to Ericsson
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Shares of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani-led Reliance Communication (RCOM) settled 10 per cent higher on Tuesday after it paid the due amount of Rs 580 crore to Ericsson on Monday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
New coating helps astronauts fight superbugs on ISS
London, March 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed an anti-microbial coating that reduced the growth of bacteria on contamination-prone surfaces at the ISS, and could help protect astronauts beyond the Moon and Mars from the antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Companies betting on rural demand to grow: Report
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) A brokerage report on consumers and their consumption patterns on Tuesday said that consumption in central Indian rural states and Odisha is growing fast and that it favours companies with reach in both urban as well as rural India.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Akshay Kumar's co-star Sidhu is working as a guard
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Actor Savi Sidhu who has featured in movies like "Black Friday", "Gulaal" and "Patiala House" is working as a security guard in Malad here.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Xiaomi launches Mi Pay to take on Google Pay, Paytm
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Aiming to take on the likes of Google Pay and Paytm, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Tuesday launched its Unified Payments Interface (UPI)-based payments application "Mi Pay" for its MIUI users in India.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Google releasing new photo back up options in India
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) Google Photos on Monday launched its "Express" back-up feature for users in India. The feature will be available to a small percentage of Google Photos users on Android.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Student with knife injures 4 in Oslo school
Oslo, March 19 (IANS) Four staff members were injured on Tuesday when a student attacked them with a knife in a school in the Norwegian capital Oslo, police said.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Norway,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coach Jorge Costa gets extension at Mumbai City FC
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Mumbai City FC coach Jorge Costa has got an extension after guiding the team to the Indian Super League (ISL) semifinals. As of now, the Portuguese coach will nurture the side for one more season, with an eye on the ISL finals and eventually the title, a statement said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Varun Dhawan, Nora Fatehi have dance face-off
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) After treating fans to their twerking video, actor Varun Dhawan and his "Street Dancer 3D" co-star Nora Fatehi had a dance face-off on Nora's hit track "Dilbar".
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Naidu's son Lokesh faces acid test to prove himself
Amaravati, March 19 (IANS) At a time when Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu is facing perhaps the toughest challenge of his political career, his son Nara Lokesh is set to make his electoral debut.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Limited pockets of value in Indian market: Report
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Indian stock market currently has limited pockets of value, with only a few corporate banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFC) along with most public sector undertaking (PSU) stocks offering meaningful value, a report said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Your friends may influence you to become obese
New York, March 19 (IANS) Besides genes and an unhealthy diet, your friends can also play a role in making you overweight, says a study, which found that obesity can spread through communities like a 'social contagion'.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
President confers gallantry awards to armed forces
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday conferred gallantry awards -- two Kirti Chakras and 15 Shaurya Chakras -- to the armed forces personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to the duty. Two Kirti Chakras and two Shaurya Chakras were given posthumously.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Sugary drinks may increase risk of early death
New York, March 19 (IANS) Women who drink sugar sweetened beverages are at an increased risk of death from cardiovascular diseases, researchers have warned.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
In tech-era, Himachal official pens postcards to voters
Shimla, March 19 (IANS) In social media times, a Deputy Commissioner in Himachal Pradesh believes in sending self-signed postcards to voters to make them aware about the power of their voting rights and motivate them to exercise that right to strengthen democracy.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Pro-Modi slogans as Priyanka prays at UP temple
Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), March 19 (IANS) Pro-Modi slogans were raised by BJP supporters gathered outside a temple near here on Tuesday as Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi offered prayers.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Religion
Knife-wielding student injures 4 in Oslo school
Oslo, March 19 (IANS) Four staff members were injured on Tuesday when a student attacked them with a knife in a school in the Norwegian capital Oslo, police said.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Norway,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC stays order holding EVMs as information under RTI
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has stayed a Central Information Commission (CIC) order which held that electronic voting machines (EVMs) come within the definition of 'information' under the provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan SC hears Sharif's bail plea
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court on Tuesday heard former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's petition against an Islamabad High Court (IHC) order rejecting his plea for bail on medical grounds in a corruption case.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Congress faces alliance troubles (Dangal 2019)
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Congress appears to be caught between its goal of defeating the ruling NDA in the Lok Sabha elections and expanding its own base in various states, leading to its failure to seal crucial alliances including in Bihar.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Decoded: Why some young adults engage in unsafe sex
Toronto, March 19 (IANS) Factors such as gender, sexual orientation and the desire to form lasting romantic relationships appear to influence sexual risk-taking among young adults, a new study suggests.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Post-mortems of Christchurch attack victims completed
Christchurch, March 19 (IANS) New Zealand police on Tuesday announced that post-mortems of all 50 people who were killed in the March 15 carnage in Christchurch mosques have been completed, with six of the bodies returned to their families.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India face Bangladesh in SAFF Women's meet semis
Biratnagar (Nepal), March 19 (IANS) The Indian team is all set to face Bangladesh in the semi-final of the SAFF Women's Championship at the Sahid Rangashala Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
Focus on Andhra: Prashant Kishor to CM Naidu
Patna, March 19 (IANS) Janata Dal-United (JD-U) national Vice President Prashant Kishor on Tuesday slammed Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for his prejudice against people of Bihar, and asked him to focus on his job at hand.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
2 Indians, 1 Pakistani steal 900 juice boxes in Dubai
Dubai, March 19 (IANS) Two Indians and a Pakistani have been charged with stealing 900 juice boxes from a food catering company in Dubai, the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
US to begin accepting new H1-B visa petitions
Washington, March 19 (IANS) The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would start accepting new H1-B visa petitions for the fiscal year 2020 starting April 1, the media reported.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
India super competitive, exciting market: Netflix CEO
Los Angeles, March 19 (IANS) India, where Reliance Jio Infocomm has set an example for the world to emulate by widening low-cost Internet access, is a competitive and exciting market with its diverse dynamics and large pool of stories, says Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National,Technology
IPL 2019: BCCI releases group stage schedule
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The schedule of the group stages of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is out with all eight teams playing seven home matches at their respective home venues.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Disruption' most over used buzzword, says LinkedIn
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) Microsoft-owned job seeking platform LinkedIn has announced that the word "disruption" was the most over used industry buzzword.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
EC gives nod to Rahul Gandhi's rally in Bengal
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The West Bengal Congress on Tuesday got a nod from the Election Commission (EC) to organise a public rally by the party's all-India President Rahul Gandhi on March 23 in Malda district of the state, a Congress leader said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Babul Supriyo records BJP's campaign song for Bengal
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) BJP MP from Asansol Babul Supriyo sent a musical message to mark his party's rise in Bengal by releasing a video of the recording of the party's campaign song on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Vadra's custodial interrogation may be needed: ED
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday told a Delhi court that Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, is not cooperating in the investigation and the agency may require his custodial interrogation in a money laundering case.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Violence as man dies in police custody in Srinagar
Srinagar, March 19 (IANS) A 28-year-old man belonging to Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district died in police custody in Srinagar, triggering a spontaneous shutdown and street clashes in Awantipora town.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Deepika, Ranbir Kapoor share hugs, goodbye kisses
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Actors and former couple Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor were spotted greeting each other with hugs and goodbye kisses after an event here.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kashmir is in crisis of compassion: Ashvin Kumar
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Ashvin Kumar, who is gearing up for the release of his film "No Fathers in Kashmir", says the crisis in Kashmir needs compassion more than a political solution.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Kashmir,Bollywood
AI can make eye doctors more effective: Google
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to evolve, diagnosing diseases has become faster with greater accuracy. A new study from the Google AI research group shows that physicians and algorithms working together are more effective than either one alone.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Xiaomi launches 7th manufacturing plant in India
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Tuesday announced a new manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu, making it the company's seventh such plant in the country.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Modi to interact with 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' pledge takers
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday said its campaign 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' has turned into "a mass movement" with over one crore people taking a pledge to be a 'watchman' and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with them through video conference on March 31.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Japan to ban parents from physically punishing kids
Tokyo, March 19 (IANS) The Japanese government on Tuesday approved a plan to revise the child abuse prevention law and institute changes to legally prohibit parents and guardians from physically punishing children.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
AIFF advertise for senior, U-23 men's team coach
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has finally announced the vacancy of Head Coach for the India mens Senior and Under-23 Teams.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Jailed Taiwanese activist's health at risk: HRW
Taipei, March 19 (IANS) The health of Taiwanese pro-democracy activist Lee Ming-che, sentenced in 2017 to five years in jail for subversion of state power, is at risk in the Chinese prison where he is being held, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Positive workplace raises productivity in employees
New York, March 19 (IANS) Want better output from your employees? Promoting an environment of growth for all would lead to higher satisfaction, innovation, trust and retention among workers, say researchers.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Warner Bros Chairman and CEO steps down amid scandal
Los Angeles, March 19 (IANS) As an investigation into potential misconduct continues, WarnerMedia said that Warner Bros chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara is exiting the company.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Toll in Indonesia floods, landslides reaches 89
Jakarta, March 19 (IANS) The death toll from flash floods and landslides in Indonesia's Papua province has increased to 89, with search and rescue operations continuing on Tuesday to locate 73 missing people.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
SaaS start-up Freshworks opens office in Singapore
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) Chennai-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) unicorn Freshworks which provides Cloud-based business software has expanded to the Asean market with the setting up of a regional hub in Singapore.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Technology
Pawan Kalyan to contest from 2 Andhra Assembly seats
Amaravati, March 19 (IANS) Popular Telugu actor and Jana Sena President Pawan Kalyan will contest from two constituencies in next month's Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections, the party announced on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
DMK promises education loan waiver, jobs reservation
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday promised to waive education loan dues, abolish common entrance exams for medical college admissions and reservation of jobs in the private sector, among other promises, in its Lok Sabha poll manifesto.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Dangal 2019,Politics
BCCI releases complete schedule for IPL 2019
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The schedule of the group stages of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is out with all eight teams playing seven home matches at their respective home venues.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Telangana leader Nageswara Rao quits TDP
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) In a major blow to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Telangana, its senior leader and former MP Nama Nageswara Rao resigned from the party on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Miffed Thomas is 'happy' after meeting Sonia
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Congress leader K.V. Thomas, who was miffed after being denied a Lok Sabha berth, on Tuesday said he was "a happy person" after meeting UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Florence Pugh may enter 'Black Widow' movie
Los Angeles, March 19 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johanssons "Black Widow" movie might add actress Florence Pugh as part of its cast.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China not to recognise Dalai Lama's Indian successor
Beijing, March 19 (IANS) China on Tuesday indicated that it won't recognise the successor of the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama if found in India.
2019-03-19
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics,Religion
Notification issued for 97 LS seats in Phase II
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a notification for the second phase of the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections, kicking off the process of filing of nominations for another 97 constituencies across 13 states and Union Territories.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Three Tripura BJP leaders join Congress
Agartala, March 19 (IANS) Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Tripura BJP leader Subal Bhowmik along with two other senior party leaders on Tuesday joined the Congress.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Indian WWI soldiers' letters, songs inspire artwork
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Poignant letters sent home by Indian soldiers during World War I and folk songs sung by families pained by war and separation have inspired artist Angeli Sowani's exhibited paintings that give voice and image to the forgotten soldiers.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Jet engineers say aircraft safe to fly
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Jet Airways flight maintenance engineers have written to the aviation regulator DGCA stating that the company's aircraft are fit and safe to fly.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Netflix won't be part of Apple streaming platform
Los Angeles, March 19 (IANS) Ahead of the launch of Apple's streaming service, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has said his company will not integrate its services with the upcoming platform.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Science/Tech,Technology
New Goa CM takes charge, floor test on Wednesday
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Newly appointed Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant took charge on Tuesday morning, after paying a courtesy visit to the family of his predecessor late Manohar Parrikar.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
China calls 2008 Mumbai terror attack 'notorious'
Beijing, March 19 (IANS) China has described as "one of the most notorious terror attacks" the 2008 Mumbai killings for which Pakistan was blamed.
2019-03-19
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
IPRS, Google sign music licensing deal for India
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Mumbai-based Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS) that represents composers, lyricists and music publishers on Tuesday granted a license to Google to utilise the group members work in India across Google-owned YouTube and related services.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Culture may affect gender difference in risk taking
New York, March 19 (IANS) The different approaches to risk taking might not be inherent and could be shaped by culture and social environment, according to a study.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Facebook restores Page warning about fascism
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) After facing flak for briefly banning one of India's most active Pages on Facebook that warned people about the dangers of fascism, the social media giant has restored the Page and apologised to its creator Dhruv Rathee.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Politics
'Badhaai Ho' to be remade in south Indian languages
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Producer Boney Kapoor is set to remake last year's hit Hindi film "Badhaai Ho" in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
IPL will decide India's No.4, Pant can do job: Ganguly
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) There has been a lot of debates on who will be India's No.4 in the upcoming World Cup. With India skipper Virat Kohli trying a few options in the just concluded ODI series against Australia, the debate continues on who will finally board the flight to England when the Indian team leaves for the World Cup.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Vivek Oberoi unveils Modi biopic's second poster
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi, who is gearing up for the release of "PM Narendra Modi", unveiled the film's second poster on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Government capable of retaliation: NSA Doval
Gurugram, March 19 (IANS) As the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) celebrated its 80th Raising Day on Tuesday, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval said the Modi government is capable of carrying out "retaliatory strikes" against any act of terrorism.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Extend reservation to converts: AIADMK manifesto
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) In a move to woo the minorities, Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK on Tuesday said it will urge the Centre to pass laws to extend job quotas to those who covert to Christianity and Islam.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Instagram testing wheel layout for 'Stories'
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is testing a selector wheel format to display filter options for 'Stories' on its platform.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Muraleedharan to be fielded from Vadakara
Thiruvananthapuram, March 19 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister K. Karunakaran's son K. Muraleedharan will be fielded from the Vadakara Lok Sabha constituency, Congress state unit chief Mullapally Ramachandran said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Youth dies in police custody in Srinagar
Srinagar, March 19 (IANS) A 28-year-old man belonging to Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district died in police custody in Srinagar.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Record floods pummel US Midwest region
Washington, March 19 (IANS) Record floods have pummelled the US Midwest region with ice chunks the size of small cars ripping through barns and farmhouses and also turning farm fields into lakes, the media reported.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
RSS teaches nation comes before party: Goa CM's wife
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) training has taught us that nation comes before the party, newly appointed Goa Chief Minister's wife Sulakshana said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Poll panel meets representatives of Internet firms
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday met representatives of Internet companies, including Facebook and Twitter, to discuss issues related to the use of social media for campaigning in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls while the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) is in force.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
NCP ex-Maharashtra Deputy CM's son may join BJP
Pune, March 19 (IANS) Crisis stared at the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday with Ranjitsinh, son of former Deputy Chief Minister Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil, preparing to join the BJP shortly.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Emergency meeting on Jet's aircraft grounding, future
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday directed senior officials to hold an emergency meeting on the grounding of flights by Jet Airways.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Randhir, Karisma meet Rishi Kapoor in New York
New York, March 19 (IANS) Veteran actor Randhir Kapoor along with his daughter and actress Karisma Kapoor paid a visit to his brother Rishi Kapoor, who is currently undergoing medical treatment here.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No one is happy with Modi government: Priyanka
Bhadohi (Uttar Pradesh), March 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying no one was happy with his government.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Alia bags her first film with Bhansali
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt has teamed up with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the film titled "Inshallah".
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Insecurities push you to do better: Arjun Kapoor
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, who made his debut in Bollywood in 2012, says the profession comes with a lot of insecurities which push him to do better.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
CPSE ETF new tranche aims to raise Rs 3,500 cr
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Government's last ditch efforts to somehow get closer to the Rs 80,000 crore disinvestment target in the current fiscal will see the fresh CPSE Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) opening for subscription on Tuesday to raise at least Rs 3,500 crore.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Yogi's claims in UP are bogus: Priyanka
Bhadohi (Uttar Pradesh), March 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on completing two years in power, saying his report card reads well but nothing has really been achieved.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Which way is political wind blowing in Bengal's tea gardens? (Dangal 2019)
Siliguri/Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Brewing discontent, resentment over low wages and lack of land rights for tea garden workers, whose votes are decisive in four Lok Sabha constituencies in North Bengal, could emerge as hurdles to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress in the upcoming polls.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Dangal 2019,Politics
GST Council to clear rules for lower housing rates
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The 34th GST Council meeting on Tuesday will consider implementation of lower Goods and Service Tax (GST) rates for real estate sector, sources said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pallam Raju, Seelam key Congress faces in Andhra
Amaravati, March 19 (IANS) Former Union Ministers M.M. Pallam Raju and J.D. Seelam are among the key candidates announced by the Congress for Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
All planes, choppers booked for poll campaign
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) With canvassing for the 2019 general elections in full swing, it's a "houseful" notice outside most companies hiring out small fixed wing aircraft and helicopters for campaign purposes, aviation industry players said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Business/Economy
RGV postpones 'Lakshmi's NTR' release to March 29
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has postponed the release of his controversial movie "Lakshmi's NTR" to March 29.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
UP is now violence free, says Adityanath
Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Blaming the Congress for turning Uttar Pradesh into a BIMARU state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday that the state was now violence free.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Stanford University's new institute dedicated to AI
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) The Stanford University is launching a new institute called The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) that would develop, grow and focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and its applications.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Stories should be unapologetically Indian: Ashwiny
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) As Indian movies or films set in the country are gaining visibility globally at various international film festivals and award ceremonies including Oscars, celebrated film director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari says that this is the right time to be "unapologetically Indian" with our stories.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Priyanka Chopra features in powerful women list
Los Angeles, March 19 (IANS) Global icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep in USA Today's list of "50 most powerful women in entertainment".
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
A brief account of hostile takeovers in India
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) With diversified conglomerate Larsen and Toubro (L&T) signing a deal with Cafe Coffee Day founder V.G. Siddhartha to buy 20.4 per cent stake in leading services firm Mindtree at Rs 981 per share for about Rs 3,300 crore, in a bid to acquire the firm.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pollachi abuse case: Shops, hotels shut in protest
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) Shops and hotels downed their shutters in Pollachi on Tuesday in protest against the sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case that hit the Tamil Nadu town.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sangh backs pivot Modi to return to power (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) In the face of an increasingly hostile Rahul Gandhi, the RSS continues to bank on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the pivot to stay in power for the next five years. With Modi remaining BJP's single biggest vote catcher, it is an unequivocal thumbs-up for him from the Sangh.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Pentagon lists projects likely affected by wall
Washington, March 19 (IANS) The US Department of Defence gave Congress a list of projects that were likely to be affected by President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the Mexican border.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rajasthan Royals launches cricket academy in UK
Jaipur, March 19 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday launched its first cricket academy in the UK.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Australian Airbnb host jailed for killing guest
Melbourne, March 19 (IANS) An Australian Airbnb host on Tuesday was jailed to 11 years after he admitted to killing a guest who could not afford to pay the bill at his home near Melbourne.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Netflix not part of Apple's upcoming video service
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has confirmed that the content-streaming platform will not be selling subscriptions to Apple's upcoming video services.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
Chinese 'goths' protest against subway incident
Beijing, March 19 (IANS) China's goth community has united in protest after a woman was made to remove her dark make-up before being allowed to enter a busy subway, the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
La Liga: Rayo Vallecano's coach Michel sacked
Madrid, March 19 (IANS) Spanish Liga Santander strugglers, Rayo Vallecano sacked coach Miguel Angel Sanchez 'Michel' following a 1-3 defeat away to Villarreal.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Ardern vows never to say Christchurch gunman's name
Wellington, March 19 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday vowed that she will never mention the name of the lone gunman who carried out the March 15 Christchurch mosques massacre, in order to deprive him of the notoriety he was looking for.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Returned to Sevilla to help it grow, says Monchi
Seville (Spain), March 19 (IANS) Sevilla's new sporting director Ramon Rodriguez, best known as Monchi, said he had not returned to the Spanish team because it was in trouble but in a bid to help it grow.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Serial hacker back with 26mn users' personal data
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) The hacker, who earlier stole and posted personal data of close to 843 million users of various popular websites on a Dark Web marketplace, has now put up the fourth set of nearly 26 million hacked databases for sale.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Australia to slash annual permanent migrant intake
Canberra, March 19 (IANS) The Australian government will slash the nation's permanent migrant intake from 190,000 to 160,000 in the lead-up to May's general election, authorities said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights
US SEC raps Musk for violating pact via tweets
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has once again pulled up Tesla CEO Elon Musk for blatantly violating a settlement pact reached last year over securities fraud allegations.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
LS polls: BJP's key 'invisible' general secretaries
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) As Lok Sabha elections near, the post of "Sangathan Mahamantri" (General Secretaries (Organisation)) becomes increasingly important in the BJP. The incumbent is a key political link with partys ideological mentor RSS and carries out coordination at various levels.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Jana Sena announces 3rd candidates' list for Andhra
Amaravati, March 19 (IANS) Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena party on Tuesday announced candidates for one more Lok Sabha seat and 13 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
$11 bn believed to be stashed abroad by Pakistanis
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) The Imran Khan government believes that Pakistani nationals having more than 152,500 offshore bank accounts could have stashed away $11 billion abroad, the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Mindtree condemns, opposes L&T's takeover bid
Bengaluru, March 19 (IANS) Leading IT services firm Mindtree on Tuesday said it condemns and opposes the takeover bid by Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T).
2019-03-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Local news dry up for Facebook media project in US
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) Facebook is having trouble finding enough local news to feed its new journalism initiative, because hundreds of newspapers have shut down in the US.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sunny but cold morning in Delhi
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) It was a sunny but cold Tuesday morning in the national capital, with the minimum temperature dipping to four notches below the season's average at 12.8 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
CM Sawant will boost Goa's growth trajectory: Modi
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave his best wishes to Pramod Sawant, the newly appointed Chief Minister of Goa and expressed confidence that he will boost the state's growth trajectory.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Central forces pro-active in Bengal, Trinamool peeved
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The streets, lanes and alleys of various pockets in West Bengal, including the eastern metropolis, are now filled with the sounds of heavy boots of the central paramilitary forces, as the troopers hold route marches, go door to door warning possible miscreants and asking people whether they are facing threats in connection with the polls.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Dangal 2019,Politics
'PM Narendra Modi' release preponed to April 5
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) "PM Narendra Modi", being directed by National Award-winner Omung Kumar B, which was scheduled to release on April 12, will now open on April 5.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi businessman is BSP candidate from Agra
Agra, March 19 (IANS) While the BJP and the Congress are still finalising names, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has sprung a surprise by naming a Delhi businessman, Kunwar Rajvir Singh, as the 'gathbandhan' candidate, for the Fatehpur Sikri constituency.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Politics
IPL will be crucial for World Cup selection: BCCI
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Going into the last ODI series before the upcoming World Cup -- against Australia -- India skipper Virat Kohli had said that Indian players' performance in the IPL wouldn't have any bearing with selection in the squad for the showpiece event. But with none of the batsmen managing to secure the No.4 slot post the five ODIs against the Aussies, the players' performance in the IPL will have a bearing on the minds of the selectors when they pick the squad for the World Cup mid-April.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
TDP announces candidates for 25 LS seats in Andhra
Amaravati, March 19 (IANS) The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Tuesday announced its candidates for all the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh for the coming general elections.
2019-03-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Enhanced Saudi stakes in India will work better for Indian diplomacy (Comment)
Indias relations with Saudi Arabia since 2006 is an example of a dynamic that has enmeshed diversified strategic orientations successfully. While strengthening historical sinews, New Delhis ties with Riyadh over the years, has been unaffected by Indias strident forays into new partnerships in West Asia.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Buttler one of the most destructive batsmen: Smith
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals' Steve Smith, who is gearing up for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), praised his teammate Jos Buttler saying the England international is one of the most destructive batsmen around the world.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Heavy firing on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu, March 19 (IANS) Heavy firing exchanges took place between Indian and Pakistani troopers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence official said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Iran to drop tattooed footballers from team
Tehran, March 19 (IANS) The Iranian football federation has been asked to drop tattooed players from the national team, a media report said.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Trump donates part of salary to Homeland Security
Washington, March 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he would be donating part of his annual presidential salary to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Argentina train in Madrid ahead of friendly
Madrid, March 19 (IANS) Lionel Messi was the protagonist here as the Argentine national football team began preparations for a friendly against Venezuela later this week here.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Parrikar was like a father figure: Goa CM's wife
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Newly sworn-in Goa Chief Minster Pramod Sawant's wife said on Tuesday that her husband's predecessor, the late Manohar Parrikar, was like a father figure to the couple.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Lupita Nyong'o wants 'normal' job
Los Angeles, March 19 (IANS) Actress Lupita Nyong'o wants a "normal" job so she feels she can "be of use to the world" too.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Never a minister, Ayurveda doctor Pramod Sawant now Goa CM (Profile)
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) BJP youth leader and former Speaker of the state legislative assembly Pramod Sawant, who on Tuesday was sworn-in as Goa's 11th Chief Minister, assumed the top political mantle despite never having served as a minister in the state cabinet.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
US dollar falls ahead of Federal Reserve's meeting
New York, March 19 (IANS) The US dollar fell against most major currencies ahead of a two-day US Federal Reserve meeting.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Robert Pattinson doesn't like to do similar roles
Los Angeles, March 19 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson doesn't like to play the same characters over and over again as he judges his performance and it makes him feel "really self-conscious".
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Congress' 1st list for Odisha LS, Assembly polls out
Bhubaneswar, March 19 (IANS) The Congress has released the first list of its party candidates for the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in Odisha.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Putin signs laws on curbing fake, offensive news
Moscow, March 19 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law two set of bills aimed to ban and punish the spread of fake news that pose security risks and news that contain offensive information.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Media,Politics
Olly Murs sought therapy to combat anxiety
London, March 19 (IANS) Singer Olly Murs says he sought therapy after being gripped by panic attacks and anxiety.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
One of 7 Indians abducted in Afghanistan returns
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Ministry of External Affairs has said one of the seven Indians abducted in Baghlan province of Afghanistan has safely returned.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
US to 're-engage' with Kim, says Pompeo
Washington, March 19 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US will "re-engage" with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un over issues of mutual concern.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Idris Elba credits DJ-ing for grounding him
Los Angeles, March 19 (IANS) Hollywood star Idris Elba credits his DJ career with "grounding him completely" as it is his "first love" ahead of acting.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pramod Sawant sworn in as 11th Goa CM
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Former Speaker of Goa legislative assembly and BJP MLA Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the 11th Chief Minister of Goa on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Netflix to launch interactive series 'You Vs. Wild'
Los Angeles, March 19 (IANS) After experimenting with the interactive storytelling format with "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch", online streaming platform Netflix is set to launch a live action interactive series "You Vs. Wild", starring Bear Grylls next month.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Goa Governor allowing horse trading, says Congress
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) The Congress in Goa has accused Governor Mridula Sinha of "allowing BJP to carry on horse trading" and ignoring repeated requests from the Congress party to stake claim to form a government in Goa, despite being the single largest legislative party.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Pramod Sawant sworn in as 11th Goa CM
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Former Speaker of Goa legislative assembly and BJP MLA Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the 11th Chief Minister of Goa on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Congress names candidates for 11 Bengal LS seats
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Putting an end to all speculations of renewed efforts for a tie up with the Left Front (LF) in West Bengal for the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress on Monday night put up candidates in the two seats won by the LF spearhead CPI-M in the previous general elections.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Telangana Congress chief to contest from Nalgonda
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) The Congress party on Monday night named its Telangana state chief Uttam Kumar Reddy as the candidate from Nalgonda Lok Sabha seat while AICC secretary Madhu Goud Yashki will contest from Nizamabad.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Congress releases fifth list for LS polls
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Congress on Monday night released its fifth list of party candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Pramod Sawant to be sworn in as Goa CM
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Former Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly and BJP MLA Pramod Sawant will be sworn in as the 11th Chief Minister of Goa, Sawant himself confirmed on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Rs 60 lakh unaccounted cash seized in Kolkata, 1 held
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Kolkata Police on Monday seized unaccounted cash amounting to Rs 60 lakh and arrested one person in this connection, a senior officer said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Politics
Salvini spurns Saudi offer to partner Milan's La Scala
Milan, March 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Monday slammed an offer by Saudi Arabia to invest 15 million euros in Milan's world-famous La Scala opera house as part of a five-year partnership deal.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Adityanath to take on SP-BSP combine from near Deoband
Lucknow, March 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's announcement of state BJP beginning its Lok Sabha campaign from Shakumbhari Temple in Saharanpur district is being seen as a move to counter the SP-BSP-RLD alliance's campaign from Deoband in the same district.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
No Holi for Vrindavan widows mourning Parrikar's death
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Hundreds of widows in Vrindavan on Monday decided not to celebrate Holi this time to mourn the sad demise of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Azamgarh boy selected for Lindau Nobel laureate meet
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Azamgarh-born Mohammad Adnan, a Ph.D. student at the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D), has been selected to take part in the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting in Germany.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Science/Tech,Technology
Civil society campaign to highlight govt's failures
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Several civil society organisations have come together on one platform to launch a nationwide campaign highlighting failures of the ruling BJP-led NDA government ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Italy to host radicalisation conference in May
Rome, March 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy will hold an "unprecedented" counter-terrorism conference in May on radicalisation that will be attended by representatives from the world's top intelligence agencies, Premier Giuseppe Conte said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
LF to wait a day for Congress on Bengal seat-sharing
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) A day after the Congress declared it would contest all 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal as seat-adjustment talks with the Left had failed, the Left Front on Monday said it was still hopeful of a Congress rethink and would wait for a day before announcing its final list of candidates.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
GST to spur assessee base by 80%: Jaitley
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government has introduced the much-needed second generation reforms with several game-changing decisions over the last five years, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday, cheering the GST introduction, saying it will increase the assessee base in the first twenty-one months of its implementation by almost eighty percent.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Advani, Mehta to clash in CCI snooker meet final
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Star cueists Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta stormed into the final of the CCI All-India Open Snooker Championship here on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Miwaiz ready for NIA questioning, but in Srinagar
Srinagar, March 18 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq is ready to cooperate with the National Investigation Agency but wants that he be questioned by the agency here, a Hurriyat spokesman said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
India, Maldives vow to combat terror, support each other
Male, March 18 (IANS) India and the Maldives have reiterated support for each other in a number of areas of mutual interests including combating terrorism, while Maldives vowed to remain "sensitive" towards Indias strategic interests in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
2019-03-18
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Rammed by car, run over by truck - 3 killed in Delhi
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Three persons were killed while two others were injured early on Monday after a speeding truck hit them, a few minutes after they met with another accident when a car rammed their auto-rickshaw, a police officer said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anil thanks Mukesh, Nita as RCOM's dues to Ericsson cleared
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Anil D. Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Communications, has thanked Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani for their support regarding payment of dues to Ericsson as all the RCOM's outstanding to the Swedish company stand cleared.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
NCERT books piracy syndicate busted, one held
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) With the arrest of a printing press owner, the Delhi Police claim to have busted a syndicate involved in pirating (printing and circulating) books of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), said a police officer here on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
NPP kicks off Lok Sabha poll campaign in Meghalaya
Adokgre (Meghalaya), March 18 (IANS) The National People's Party (NPP) on Monday kicked off its campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in Meghalaya.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Priyanka's boat journey politically symbolic, not tweets
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi's journey on the Ganga on a boat is marked by religious and political symbolism to counter the BJP's Hindutva thrust ahead of Lok Sabha elections but her tweets so far have been apolitical.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Goa CM swearing-in called off, says Deputy Speaker
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) In a new twist, Goa's Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo on Monday said that the swearing-in of the new Chief Minister, which was scheduled to be held at 11 pm at the Raj Bhavan, has been called off.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
CEO office is Bengal seizes over Rs 54 lakh
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Police and Election Commission officials have seized an amount of over Rs 54 lakh from four individuals in West Bengal's Alipurduar district, an official said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Owaisi has assets worth over Rs 13 crore, no car
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) MIM President Asaduddin Owaisi, who filed his nomination for Hyderabad Lok Sabha constituency on Monday, declared assets worth over Rs 13 crore but he owns no vehicle.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
UK court issues warrant against Nirav Modi (2nd lead)
London/New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) A UK court has issued an arrest warrant against fugitive Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi, wanted in the Rs 13,500 crore PNB fraud case, confirmed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
L&T buys Siddhartha's 20.4% stake in Mindtree
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Diversified conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Monday took its first step to acquire Mindtree by buying V.G. Siddhartha's 20.4 per cent stake in the the mid-tier IT services company for approximately Rs 3,300 crore.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Congress restores poll coordination panel in Haryana
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Congress on Monday reinstated its election coordination committee for Haryana, days after it was withdrawn shortly after being made public.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Congress may field Jyotiraditya's wife in LS polls
Bhopal, March 18 (IANS) The Congress leadership wants to field former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia's wife Priyadarshini in the upcoming Lok Sabha election, party sources said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019
India to provide humanitarian assistance to Mozambique
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India will be providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) to Mozambique that was hit by a severe cyclone, causing loss of lide and property, the External Affairs Ministry said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
East Bengal ready to take part in Super Cup, ISL
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) East Bengal's executive committee said here on Monday it will request Quess Corp chairman Ajit Issac to ensure the club's participation in the Super Cup and the Indian Super League (ISL).
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Sports
Priyanka: Aim of Congress, SP-BSP is to defeat BJP
Prayagraj, March 18 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi said on Monday her partys aim was to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and also that of the SP-BSP combine, and added the Congress had no qualms about forging an alliance with "anyone".
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
RCom, RJio terminate pacts for sale of assets
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Reliance Communications (RCom) and Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJio) on Monday announced termination of asset sale agreements with mutual consent.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Army pays tribute to soldier killed on LoC
Jammu, March 18 (IANS) The Army on Monday paid tribute to the soldier killed in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir' s Sunderbani sector.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Jet passengers stranded at Abu Dhabi as airtline cancels flights
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Passengers have been stranded at Abu Dhabi airport, finding it tough to return over the sudden cancellation of flights by Jet Airways.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Act against Modi for 'chowkidar' campaign, Congress tells EC
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress on Monday urged the Election Commission of India to act against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Bharatiya Janata Party's latest campaign, 'Main Bhi Chowkidar', an office-bearer said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Opposition unity in polls a 'delusion': Chirag Paswan
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Taking a dig at opposition unity for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan on Monday said many opposition parties were not ready to go with the Congress and the 'Mahagathbandhan' (Grand Alliance) was a "delusion".
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
6 rescued from sinking vessel, Kolkata man missing
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard on Monday rescued six sailors from a tugboat, 'Revti' after it capsized in the Arabian Sea off Worli, here on Monday, officials said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul vows to end angel tax on startup investments
Bengaluru, March 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Monday if his party is voted to power in the Lok Sabha elections, it will do away with the angel tax levied on investments in startups, terming it a "counter" to the philosophy of startups.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Business/Economy
UK court issues arrest warrant against Nirav Modi
London/New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) A court in London has issued an arrest warrant against fugitive Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi, accused in the Rs 12,700 crore bank, confirmed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
BJP meet at Rupani's house poll code violation: Congress
Gandhinagar, March 18 (IANS) The Congress has complained to the Election Commission that the ruling BJP was violating the model code of conduct by convening poll-related meetings at Chief Minister Vijay Rupani's official residence here since the last two days.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Muthoot Capital inks Rs 236 cr securitisation deal
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Muthoot Capital Services Ltd (MCSL), the non-banking finance company (NBFC), here on Monday announced conclusion of a Rs 236 crore two-wheeler securitisation deal with HDFC Mutual Fund (HDFC-MF).
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Left refused 'open-alliance': Bengal Congress
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader Abdul Mannan on Monday said seat adjustment talks with the Left Front in West Bengal have collapsed due to the Left parties' refusal to hold an "open alliance" with them.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
New Goa CM to be sworn in at 11 pm: Official
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Goa's new Chief Minister will be sworn in at the Raj Bhavan at 11 pm, a state government statement said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Narcotic drugs worth $1 mn seized in Myanmar
Yangon, March 18 (IANS) Myanmar authorities seized narcotic drugs valued at 2.56 billion kyats ($1.69 million) in Mandalay region, the Central Committee for Drug Abuse said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Myanmar,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan airspace closure hits international flights
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The closure of Pakistan's airspace, since the Indian Air Force (IAF) strikes in Balakot on February 26, has affected international flights to and from India over the last 20 days, with Air India being a major victim.
2019-03-18
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy
Gunman kills 3 in attack on tram in Dutch city (3rd Lead)
Utrecht (Netherlands), March 18 (IANS) A gunman killed three people and injured nine when he opened fire aboard a tram in a square to the west of the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday in what authorities described as a possible terror attack, officials said.
2019-03-18
Category: International, South Africa,Terrorism
Prajnesh jumps to career-high ranking of 84
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) In-form tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran on Monday jumped to a career-high rank of 84 after his stellar show at the Indian Wells.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports
After Parrikar, Goa politics entering new, shaky era
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Goa stands on the verge of a new but possibly shaky political era, with its tallest leader and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar cremated with full military and state honours on Monday and the BJP identifying his replacement in Pramod Sawant.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Alcohol disguised as coconut milk seized
Sofia, March 18 (IANS) Bulgarian customs at the Danube Bridge checkpoint at the border with Romania have seized 7,200 liters of alcohol, declared and packed as coconut milk, officials said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Bulgaria,Crime/Disaster/Accident
6 shot dead in Bangladesh poll violence
Dhaka, March 18 (IANS) At least six persons, including four law enforcers and an election official, were shot dead and 16 others injured in Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill tract on Monday, a police officer told Xinhua news agency.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
J&K politicians indulge in 'freestyle wresting' (Dangal 2019)
Srinagar, March 18 (IANS) Political temperatures have steadily risen in Jammu and Kashmir and rival parties are now engaged in a no-holds-barred battle to score brownie points against one another to win the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Dangal 2019,Kashmir,Politics
L&T may soon finalise hostile bid for Mindtree
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Diversified conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) may checkmate Mindtree founders by proceeding ahead with its hostile bid to acquire the mid-tier IT Services company as early as Monday evening or early next day.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
BJP's Rawat may take on Khanduri Jr in Pauri-Garhwal
Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) The filing of the nomination papers for the April 11 Lok Sabha elections in Uttarakhand began on Monday, but no one filed their papers.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
How exit pollsters fared in 2014 Lok Sabha elections
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The hits and misses of exit poll results over the past few years tell us that it's better to take these surveys with a pinch of salt. For more often than not, the predictions of even the most meticulous of pollsters are likely to wobble when confronted with the actual choice made by the ever-unpredictable voter.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Indian Army accepts AGIF exposure to toxic IL&FS bonds (IANS EXCLUSIVE)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Indian Army which was in denial over ex-servicemen or welfare fund having any exposure to the toxic IL&FS bonds, as reiterated by IANS, has finally accepted that India's only independent news wire was right in its analysis.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Chowkidars are for rich, Priyanka taunts Modi
Prayagraj, March 18 (IANS) Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Monday taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying 'chowkidars' were meant to protect the rich, as she launched a Prayagraj-Varanasi boat ride on the Ganga as part of the Lok Sabha election campaign.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
London court issues arrest warrant against Nirav Modi
London/New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) A court in London has issued an arrest warrant against fugitive Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi, who is accused of bank fraud by the Indian government.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
BJP, alliance partners will stake claim soon: Shah
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) The BJP along with its alliance partners will shortly stake claim to form a government in Goa, BJP President Amit Shah said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Youth gunned down in Kashmir
Srinagar, March 18 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen on Monday shot dead a youth in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
NC politics hostage to cricket scam, alleges PDP
Srinagar, March 18 (IANS) The People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said the politics of their rival National Conference (NC) was hostage to its Chief Farooq Abdullah's alleged involvement in a cricket scam.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
No threat to India-Pakistan WC clash, says ICC CEO
Karachi, March 18 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dave Richardson on Monday declined any threat to the India-Pakistan World Cup match, saying both the teams were bound by an agreement. India are scheduled to take on Pakistan in a group game in Manchester on June 16.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
IT sleuths at Mumbai airports to check cash smuggling (Lead correcting para 2)
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) In a new move, the Income Tax Department has deployed the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) at Mumbai airports to detect any cash 'smuggling' during the ongoing election season, a top official said here on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Woman fashion designer foils robbery bid in Delhi
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) A woman fashion designer was injured and nearly run over by moving vehicles after she fell off a running auto-rickshaw while fighting two bike-borne snatchers in east Delhi, the Police said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Have to discover many more images: Akshay Kumar
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) From being an action hero to comedy king and now as Bollyood's poster boy of patriotism, actor Akshay Kumar says he has still many more areas to explore.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
IT sleuths at Mumbai airports to check cash smuggling
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) In a new move, the Income Tax Department has deployed the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) at Mumbai airports to detect any cash 'smuggling' during the ongoing election season, a top official said here on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Dangal 2019
High-end fashion trumps jewellery spending in 2018
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Affluent Indians' spending on high-end fashion and electronics has grown, and even surpassed jewellery spends, finds a report.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
BJP Ministers, MLAs denied ticket for Assembly polls
Itanagar, March 18 (IANS) All seems to be not well in the Arunachal Pradesh BJP, just ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Concerns over data credibility baseless: CAs
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Chartered accountants (CAs) across the country on Monday termed the concerns of economists and statisticians over India's data integrity and transparency baseless and debunked the allegation that the government was fudging official data.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Jana Sena announces candidates for 5 more LS seats
Amaravati, March 18 (IANS) Actor Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena on Monday announced candidates for four more Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh and one in Telangana. It also declared 32 more candidates for the Andhra Pradesh Assembly polls.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Pakistan bourses yet to recoup from Pulwama tension
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) In the past two months, while the benchmark Indian indices have gained over 1,500 points and are inching close to fresh highs, Pakistan's Karachi stock exchange, smaller in size, has shed over 1,000 points.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Apple unveils iPad Air, mini in surprise move
San Francisco, March 18 (IANS) In a surprise move ahead of its expected launch of a video streaming service next week, Apple on Monday introduced an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Air and 7.9-inch iPad mini.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
142 percent jump in assets of 153 MPs - 2009 to 2014
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The average assets of 153 MPs who were re-elected in 2014 grew by 142 percent, averaging Rs 13.32 crore per MP, with Shatrughan Sinha, Pinaki Mishra and Supriya Sule sharing the top honours.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Namibia name squad, new captain for WC League
Windhoek, March 18 (IANS) Namibia's senior men's cricket team will be led by new captain Gerhard 'Merwe' Erasmus when they start their ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 quest in the World Cricket League Division 2 (WCL2) tournament, slated for April.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Namibia,Sports,Cricket
Wistron not to make high-end iPhones in India
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) All eyes are on Apple how the tech giant is planning to turn around its India story and a lot depends on how it will strategise local assembly and manufacturing of iPhones in a country where over 450 million people now use smartphones.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Congress not serious about Delhi: AAP leader
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Insisting that it was too late for an alliance in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday said it had waited long "enough" for the Congress and now there was no question of taking back its candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Enough evidence against Mirwaiz, others in terror funding case: NIA
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Letterheads of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jammat-ud-Dawa, Hizbul Mujahideen and other terrorist organisations are among various "significant evidences" that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) says are enough to book top separatist leaders, including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in its ongoing probe in the J&K terror funding case.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Telecom Secy meets TRAI Chairman over industry issues
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on Monday met TRAI Chairman R.S. Sharma and is believed to have discussed the industry's health issues which have caused concern among operators as the government gears up for the spectrum auction.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Maoists kill CRPF trooper, injured five
Raipur, March 18 (IANS) A CRPF Head Constable was killed and five other troopers were injured on Monday when Maoists exploded an IED (improvised explosive device) and opened fire in Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh, officials said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mumbai Metro launches 2-in-1 travel smart card
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) The Reliance Infrastructure Ltd.'s Mumbai Metro One on Monday launched a 2-in-1 travel card in collaboration with TMW Fintech Pvt. Ltd. and the Federal Bank, an official said here.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Modi pro-rich, says Priyanka on Ganga ride (3rd Lead)
Prayagraj, March 18 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Monday launched her three-day Prayagraj-Varanasi boat ride on the Ganga river as part of the Lok Sabha election campaign, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being a friend of industrialists.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
UEFA opens disciplinary action against Ronaldo
Madrid, March 18 (IANS) The UEFA on Monday started disciplinary action against Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for the celebration gesture following his team's 3-0 defeat of Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 in Turin, Italy.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pramod Sawant to be new Goa CM
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Pandurang Sawant will be sworn in as the new Chief Minister of a BJP-led coalition government on Monday evening by Governor Mridula Sinha, a senior BJP leader said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
New MNP price regime in April: Trai chairman
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will come out with a new price regime for mobile number portability (MNP) in April, TRAI Chairman R.S. Sharma said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
East Bengal has three entities: CEO Sen
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The rift in East Bengal is getting wider by the day. Things took an ugly turn on Monday when Quess East Bengal CEO Sanjit Sen said that one needs to understand that there are three factions in the club - investing company Quess, Quess East Bengal, the faction looking into club activities, and its executive committee.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Pramod Sawant to be new Goa CM
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Pandurang Sawant will be sworn in as the new Chief Minister of a BJP-led coalition government on Monday evening by Governor Mridula Sinha, a senior BJP leader said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
NCLAT blow to Ruias, Essar Steel to go to ArcelorMittal
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) In a big blow to the promoters of debt-ridden Essar Steel, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Monday approved a Rs 42,000 crore takeover bid for the insolvent firm by the world's largest steel maker ArcelorMittal.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Conditional ban on Pakistan will not work: Gambhir
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Sharing his views on the demand to boycott Pakistan in the upcoming 2019 World Cup in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Monday said a conditional ban on the neighbouring country will not work.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Bihar Grand Alliance deadlock over seats continues
Patna, March 18 (IANS) The deadlock over seat sharing in the "Mahagathbandhan" (Grand Alliance) in Bihar continued on Monday and it is unlikely to resolve in the next 24 hours.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Hardik Patel wants to contest from Jamnagar
Gandhinagar, March 18 (IANS) Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who has joined the Congress, has shown a desire to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Jamnagar seat in Gujarat and asked the party high command to field him there.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kuldeep knows when to play & when to rest: Chawla
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Senior spinner Piyush Chawla on Monday said his Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) teammate and India leggie Kuldeep Yadav knows how to manage his workload during the Indian Premier League (IPL) keeping in mind the World Cup.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Apple launches iPad Air, mini ahead of mega event
San Francisco, March 18 (IANS) In a surprise move ahead of its expected launch of a video streaming service next week, Apple on Monday introduced an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Air and 7.9-inch iPad mini.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Notification for 91 LS seats in first phase issued
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Election Commission, here on Monday, issued notification for the first phase of the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections, kicking off the process of filing of nominations for 91 constituencies across 20 states and Union Territories.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Six CRPF personnel injured in Maoist attack
Raipur, March 18 (IANS) Six CRPF troopers were injured on Monday when Maoists exploded an IED (improvised explosive device) and opened fire in Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh, officials said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rahul takes dig at Modi in Karnataka (Dangal 2019)
Kalaburagi (Karnataka), March 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the "chowkidar" (watchman) was protecting the interests of tycoons Anil Ambani and Gautam Adani.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
CBI nabs provident fund officer for graft
Nagpur, March 18 (IANS) An enforcement officer of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) here was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a complainant, a Central Bureau of Investigation official said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
'The Least of These...' is about tolerance: Sharman
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Actor Sharman Joshi, who is gearing up for release of his first Hollywood film "The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story", says the movie sends out the message of love, peace, tolerance and harmony.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Resume talks with Dalai Lama, aides, US tells China
Dharamsala, March 18 (IANS) The US Ambassador-At-Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel Brownback has said the US will continue to support the Dalai Lama's 'middle-way' approach and urged China to resume formal dialogue with him or his representatives, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
New Goa government delayed as allies yet to agree on CM
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) The swearing-in of a new BJP-led government in Goa has been delayed as potential allies appear to have, for now, baulked at its attempts to nominate Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant for the Chief Minister's post.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
2019 polls a battle between Modi and Mamata: TMC MP
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee on Monday termed the 2019 Lok Sabha polls "a duel between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee" and urged the voters in the state to put all their force behind her.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Parrikar cremated with full military, state honours
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) The last rites of Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who died on Sunday after suffering from pancreatic cancer for over a year, were held with full military and state honours at the Miramar beach here on Monday evening.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Producers up in arms against Kerala director
Thiruvananthapuram, March 18 (IANS) The Kerala Producers Association on Monday met state police chief Loknath Behra with a request to speed up the probe against popular Malayalam film director Roshan Andrews for allegedly roughing up producer Allwyn Antony.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP, Congress face challenges from allies in Tripura
Agartala, March 18 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress in Tripura are likely to face electoral challenges as their traditional allies -- IPFT and INPT, both tribal parties -- have decided to field candidates in the two Lok Sabha seats in the state.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
YouTubers try funny ways to avoid copyright issues
San Francisco, March 18 (IANS) In an attempt to combat copyright-related issues on YouTube, creators have started adding self-sung songs behind funny clips they wish to shoot a reaction video on.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sensex advances for 6th straight session)
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Despite witnessing volatility throughout the session, key equity indices advanced for the sixth straight day on Monday over sustained inflow of foreign funds and firm global markets.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Many injured in 'terror shooting' in Dutch tram (2nd Lead)
Utrecht (Netherlands), March 18 (IANS) A gunman on Monday opened fire inside a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht injuring several people that police said can be a possible terror attack.
2019-03-18
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coffee compounds may reduce prostate cancer risk
Tokyo, March 18 (IANS) Besides being the perfect morning drink, coffee may also play a role in delaying prostate cancer, finds a study, which may pave the way for treating drug-resistant cancer.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
LJP defers announcement of candidates for Bihar
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) on Monday finalised the names of candidates for the six constituencies it will contest in Bihar. It will announce them by Wednesday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Painkillers in pregnancy won't cause asthma in kids
London, March 18 (IANS) Taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increase in the risk of asthma in children, finds a study of nearly 500,000 women.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Musharraf in Dubai hospital after 'reaction' (Lead, correcting Intro)
Islamabad, March 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has been shifted to a hospital in Dubai after suffering a reaction from a rare disease for which he is already under treatment, the media reported.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Historic day for Afghanistan: Skipper Asghar Afghan
Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) Afghanistan skipper Asghar Afghan is elated after his side's maiden Test win and has described the victory as 'special' for his nation and countrymen.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Chris Hemsworth shares selfie with quokka
Canberra, March 18 (IANS) Actor Chris Hemsworth took to Instagram, sharing a photograph of himself and an "epic" animal he said he'd encountered in Australia.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Environment/Wildlife
BJD names 63 Lok Sabha, Assembly candidates
Bhubaneswar, March 18 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday declared the first list of nine Lok Sabha and 54 Assembly candidates.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Train derailment kills at least 30 in DR Congo
Kinshasa, March 18 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed and several others injured in a train derailment in Kasai province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Many injured in Dutch shooting, attacker flees
Utrecht (Netherlands), March 18 (IANS) Many people were injured on Monday in shooting in the Dutch town of Utrecht, police said.
2019-03-18
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ranveer Singh gets quirky with GIFs, enthrals fans
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) After wooing the audience with his power-packed performances in movies like "Simmba" and "Gully Boy", actor Ranveer Singh on Monday treated his fans with his own quirky and fun GIFs.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SRK sets out on Dubai adventure to unravel secrets
Dubai, March 18 (IANS) In an Indiana Jones style promotional campaign for Dubai Tourism, its ambassador and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan is seen performing death defying stunts to unravel mysteries.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes
New York, March 18 (IANS) An international team of astronomers has discovered 83 "quasars", extremely luminous active galactic nucleus powered by supermassive black holes in the distant universe, from a time when the universe was less than 10 per cent of its present age.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Filing of nominations begins in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) The filing of nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections began in Uttarakhand on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Sri Lanka plans colour coding for packaged food
Colombo, March 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said on Monday health authorities would introduce a colour coding scheme for packaged food, indicating levels of sugar, fat and salt, in an effort to curb non-communicable diseases.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Dell, Alienware bring new PC gaming devices to India
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Refreshing its PC gaming portfolio in India, Dell and its subsidiary Alienware on Monday launched Alienware Area-51m, Alienware m15 and Dell G7 devices for the gamers in the country.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Many people injured in Dutch tram shooting
Utrecht (Netherlands) , March 18 (IANS) Multiple people have been injured in a shooting in the Dutch town of Utrecht, police said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident
12,995 'terrorists' arrested in China's Xinjiang
Beijing, March 18 (IANS) China on Monday said it has arrested 12,995 terrorists since 2014 in the troubled region of Xinjiang, where, according to human rights organisations around a million Muslims are being held in internment camps.
2019-03-18
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Afghanistan notch up maiden Test win, beat Ireland
Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) Afghanistan registered their maiden win in the longest format of the game on Monday after hammering Ireland by seven wickets in the one-off Test here.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
American pastor claims Bible predicted Trump's rise
New York, March 18 (IANS) An American pastor who leads a church fixated on doomsday has claimed that US President Donald Trumps rise to power was foretold in the Bible.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Religion
Honor's '10 Lite' launched in new storage variant
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Huawei's sub-brand Honor on Monday launched a 3GB RAM+32GB internal storage variant of its recently launched "10 Lite" smartphone for Rs 11,999 in India.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Sri Lanka launches Anti-Corruption Action Plan
Colombo, March 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday launched a five-year Anti-Corruption Action Plan aimed to create a corruption-free nation by 2023.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Minerva win Amarjit Singh Memorial Cup meet
Mohali, March 18 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC was crowned champions of the Amarjit Singh Memorial Cup as they thrashed Punjab University 6-0.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
Samsung India launches its 2019 AC line-up
Gurugram, March 18 (IANS) Samsung India on Monday launched the 2019 line-up of its air conditioners (ACs), with prices ranging from Rs 45,400 to Rs 75,000 and long-term warranties on different parts.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
Toll in Indonesia floods, landslides now 79
Jakarta, March 18 (IANS) The death toll from flash floods and subsequent landslides in Indonesia's Papua province has increased to 79, with search and rescue operations continuing on Monday to locate 43 missing people.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Musharraf shifted to Dubai hospital after 'reaction'
Islamabad, March 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Pervez Musharraf has been shifted to a hospital in Dubai after suffering a reaction from a rare disease for which he is already under treatment, the media reported.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
IPL: 5 mystery spinners to watch out for in 2019
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been the perfect platform for youngsters to showcase their skills and impress the global audience. In the last 11 years, the IPL has seen some quality players make a mark.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka Congress leader quits, joins BJP
Bengaluru, March 18 (IANS) Karnataka Congress leader A. Manju resigned from the party over the alliance with the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Freida Pinto urges people to act on climate change
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Ahead of the premiere of "Wild Edens: South Asia" documentary in India, actress Freida Pinto urged people to "focus on the planet before the effects of global warming become absolutely irreversible".
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Shooting livestreams a new rage on social media
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Facebook livestreaming of New Zealand mosque shooting has brought to the fore a critical issue for the law enforcement agencies to deal with, as tech giants struggle to find a solution to pro-actively stop such incidents.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Giriraj upset over being shifted to Begusarai
Patna, March 18 (IANS) A day after the BJP gave Bihar's Nawada Lok Sabha seat to the LJP, Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Monday expressed unhappiness and hinted he may not contest from Begusarai where he is being shifted.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Vivo V15 Pro fastest selling in company's history
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The newly-launched Vivo V15 Pro has become the fastest selling smartphone in the V-series in its first week of sale on both offline and online channels, the company said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
KPCC formally asks Rahul to fight polls from state
Bengaluru, March 18 (IANS) Karnataka Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao on Monday formally invited Congress President Rahul Gandhi to contest the Lok Sabha elections from the state.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Dead whale in Philippines ate 40 kg of plastic
Manila, March 18 (IANS) A young whale that washed up in the Philippines had died from "gastric shock" after eating 40 kg of plastic bags, the media reported on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Hong Kong subway trains collide during test
Hong Kong, March 18 (IANS) Two subway trains collided during a new signal system test in Hong Kong on Monday, halting services and threatening travel disruption for millions of commuters.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Property dealer shot dead in Dehradun
Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) A property dealer was found shot dead here on Monday, police said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shigmo festival cancelled in wake of CM's death
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) The Goa Tourism Department on Monday cancelled the traditional Shigmo festivities, scheduled to be held from March 21, in view of the demise of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa LoP meets Governor, stakes claim
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) The Congress on Monday met Governor Mridula Sinha and staked claim to form the government in Goa, as it is the single largest party in the Legislative Assembly, Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Mindtree looks at buyback to block L&T's takeover bid
Bengaluru, March 18 (IANS) The board of IT player Mindtree will meet on Wednesday to consider a share buyback programme to avert the hostile takeover bid by the L&T Infotech, according to company sources here.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
China, Pakistan to discuss Pulwama fallout
Beijing, March 18 (IANS) The recent India-Pakistan tensions after the February 14 Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers, will figure in the talks between the Chinese and Pakistani Foreign Ministers which will begin on Tuesday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Modi regime suppressing people: Priyanka (2nd Lead)
Prayagraj, March 18 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Monday kicked off her three-day Lok Sabha campaign by taking a boat ride on the Ganga river from here, accusing the Modi government of slapping sedition charges against dissenters.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Facebook recorded largest outage ever: Downdetector
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The recent service outage of Facebook, for 12 hours, was the largest such incident for the social media platform, Downdetector, a subsidiary of Ookla -- a global mobile and broadband network intelligence company, said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
John Stamos posts photo getting Nick Jonas' tattoo
Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) Actor John Stamos upped the stakes in his prank battle with Nick Jonas, as he posted a photograph of himself seemingly getting a tattoo of the singer's face.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
TECNO launches its 1st Android 9 phone in India
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Hong Kong-based TRANSSION Holdings' subsidiary TECNO Mobile on Monday launched its first Android 9 Pie enabled "CAMON iSKY3" smartphone in India for Rs 8,599.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Shehbaz Sharif appears before JIT in firing case
Lahore, March 18 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Leader of Opposition Shehbaz Sharif on Monday appeared before a joint investigation team (JIT) probing the 2014 firing incident in Lahore in which 14 people were killed.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Administrative work suffers in Agra ahead of polls (Dangal 2019)
Agra, March 18 (IANS) At a time when there is increasing concern about the manner of conservation work being done on World Heritage monuments like the Taj Mahal, administrative work in government departments has come to a virtual halt as officials have either been put on poll duties, or are clandestinely mobilising support for politicians of UP's ruling BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kim makes online appeal to help rehouse ex-prisoner
Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has issued a plea on social media after her deal to rehouse a former prisoner fell through.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistan's Qureshi in China on 3-day visit
Beijing, March 18 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in China on Monday on a three-day trip during which he is scheduled to attend the first Islamabad-Beijing foreign ministers' strategic dialogue.
2019-03-18
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Films more important to me than fame: Janhvi Kapoor
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Actress Janhvi Kapoor says her films are more important to her than earning fame as she has experienced fame since her childhood.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
PM in Goa, pays homage to Parrikar, meets family
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Monday and paid floral tributes to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who died on Sunday after a long battle with cancer.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Owaisi files nomination for 4th term from Hyderabad
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday filed the nomination for the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
We are capable of defeating BJP in UP: SP, BSP
Lucknow, March 18 (IANS) A day after the Congress announced that it will not contest on seven Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP leader Mayawati on Monday said that their alliance was capable of defeating the BJP.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
East Bengal being run by 3 factions reveals CEO Sen
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The rift in East Bengal is getting wider by the day. Things took an ugly turn on Monday when Quess East Bengal CEO Sanjit Sen said that one needs to understand that there are three factions in the club - investing company Quess, Quess East Bengal, the faction looking into club activities, and its executive committee.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Motherhood is a life changing experience: Soha
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Actress Soha Ali Khan says embracing motherhood has helped her evolve and has been a life changing experience.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Uttarakhand youth dies after falling into Ganga
Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) A youth has died after falling into the river Ganga in Pauri district of Uttarakhand, police said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three tourists killed in Indonesia quake
Jakarta, March 18 (IANS) Three tourists were killed and dozens others injured on Monday after an earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia's Lombok island, causing subsequent landslides.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Officers backing early Assembly polls harassed: Omar
Srinagar, March 18 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah alleged on Monday that officers of Jammu and Kashmir favouring early Assembly elections were being harassed by a lobby of senior officers who oppose such a move.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Goa's new CM will be sworn in after 3 p.m.
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Goa's new Chief Minister will be sworn in after 3 p.m., state BJP President Vinay Tendulkar announced on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
NATO drone crashes near Afghanistan base
Kabul, March 18 (IANS) A drone belonging to the NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) coalition forces crashed in Afghanistan's Parwan province, police said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Evening Shadows' is a flawed but brave film
Film: "Evening Shadows" (Netflix); Cast: Mona Ambegaonkar, Ananth Mahadevan, Devansh Doshi; Director: Sridhar Rangayan; Rating: ***(3 stars)
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
New Zealand to reform gun laws in 10 days
Wellington, March 18 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday said the country's existing gun laws will be reformed within the next 10 days, adding that her Cabinet has "completely unified" in the decision that comes in the wake of the March 15 shootings that were carried out by a "lone gunman" at two mosques in Christchurch.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Congress, JD-S seat pact to 'outsmart' BJP in Karnataka (Dangal 2019)
Bengaluru, March 18 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling coalition allies Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) hope to "outsmart" the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by jointly contesting the 28 Lok Sabha seats across the state in April, a party official said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Congress leaders to stake claim in Goa
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Amid speculation that Goa's Assembly may be kept in suspended animation due to political turmoil, Congress leader Chandrakant Kavlekar on Monday reached Raj Bhavan to stake claim to form the government.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Sumalatha to contest as Independent from Mandya
Bengaluru, March 18 (IANS) South Indian multi-lingual actress Sumalatha, widow of late Karnataka Congress leader M.H. Ambareesh, on Monday announced her decision to contest the Lok Sabha election as an Independent from Mandya.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Politics
SRK's son channels inner 'Narcos' on French holiday
Paris, March 18 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khans son Aryan posted a series of new photographs from his French holiday on social media, where he's seen channeling his inner "Narcos".
2019-03-18
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mia Khalifa engaged to beau Robert Sandberg
Chicago, March 18 (IANS) Former porn star-turned-sports commentator Mia Khalifa is engaged to long-time boyfriend chef Robert Sandberg.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
New Fujifilm mirrorless digital camera now in India
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Fujifilm India on Monday introduced a new mirrorless camera which is equipped with Next-Gen image sensor and processing engine, aiming to achieve 30 per cent share in the Indian mirrorless market in the next three-four years.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Saudi Prince authorised campaign against dissenters
New York, March 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman authorised a secret campaign to silence dissenters, which included the surveillance, kidnapping, detention and torture, over a year before the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to US officials.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indonesia floods, landslides toll reaches 77
Jakarta, March 18 (IANS) The death toll from flash floods and landslides in Indonesia's Papua province has increased to 77, authorities said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
AIADMK retains 6 outgoing Lok Sabha MPs
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK has retained six of its outgoing Lok Sabha members in Tamil Nadu while it has nominated the kin of three party leaders.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
There will be no alliance with Congress: Mayawati
Lucknow, March 18 (IANS) A day after the Congress announced that it will not contest on seven Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, BSP leader Mayawati on Monday reiterated that there will be no alliance with the grand old party anywhere in the country.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Priyanka begins her Ganga Yatra to Varanasi
Prayagraj, March 18 (IANS) With less than a month to go for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday kicked off her three-day long river ride poll campaign from here, describing the Ganga as "large-hearted".
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
WhatsApp, NASSCOM to impart digital literacy
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) In a bid to curb fake news during the general elections, WhatsApp and NASSCOM Foundation on Monday came together to impart digital literacy training.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Defence/Security,Politics
Rishi remembers Shashi Kapoor on 81st birth anniversary
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) On the occasion of the 81st birth anniversary of late actor-filmmaker Shashi Kapoor on Monday, his nephew and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor got nostalgic.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Researchers identify 9 genes behind eyebrow colours
Beijing, March 18 (IANS) An international research team has for the first time identified nine genes responsible for eyebrow colours.
2019-03-18
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Colombia midfielder Quintero to miss Copa America
Buenos Aires, March 18 (IANS) Colombia international midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero is set to miss this year's Copa America after suffering a serious knee injury while playing for Argentina's River Plate.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Over 1 billion feature phones to be sold in 3 years
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Over a billion feature phones would be sold over the next three years as the segment is forecast to generate around $16 billion cumulatively in wholesale hardware revenues globally, a new report by Counterpoint Research said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Madhuri's Marathi project gets release date
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene and her husband Shriram Nene's upcoming Marathi production "15 August" is set to release on Netflix on March 29.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India eye gold in Azlan Shah Cup hockey
Bengaluru, March 18 (IANS) Ahead of the Indian mens hockey teams departure for the 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, skipper Manpreet Singh and his troops expressed their eagerness to compete in the first marquee event of the year.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Put renewable energy in poll manifestos: Indian firms
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) A total of 160 private companies and NGOs on Monday made an appeal to all political parties to include decentralised renewable energy solutions in their manifestos for the general elections.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Pollachi sex abuse: Key accused in prison
Coimbatore, March 18 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Police on Monday lodged Thirunavukkarasu, the main accused in the Pollachi sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case, in a prison here.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
IPL: Dhawan wants Indian batsmen to fire for Delhi
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India opener Shikhar Dhawan, who has joined the rest of the Delhi Capitals squad after the ODI series against Australia, on Monday said he was looking to help younger players get used to the pressure of playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ali Fazal on how being in love helps onscreen romance
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) It is a happy co-incidence that actor Ali Fazal has done his first full-fledged romantic film "Milan Talkies" right when his own love story with actress Richa Chadha unfolds.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Poll process begins in both Telugu states
Hyderabad/Amaravati, March 18 (IANS) The process for elections to the 42 Lok Sabha seats in both the Telugu states and the 175-member Andhra Pradesh Assembly began on Monday with the election authorities issuing the notifications.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Prime accused in Pollachi sex abuse case in prison
Coimbatore, March 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Police on Monday lodged Thirunavukkarasu, the main accused in the Pollachi sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case in a prison here.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six-year-old West Nile Virus patient dead in Kerala
Kozhikode (Kerala) March 18 (IANS) A six-year-old boy, who was being treated for West Nile Virus (WNV) disease here, passed away on Monday, said Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
It's sunny in Himachal, sub-zero in many places
Shimla, March 18 (IANS) A day after the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh got moderate snowfall, the state capital Shimla and nearby tourist spots on Monday woke up to sunny weather. However, temperatures were below sub-zero at several places.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
You are making Canada proud: Trudeau to Lilly Singh
Ottawa, March 18 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated Canadian-born Lilly Singh, who goes by the stage name Superwoman, on bagging a late night show of a major TV network and said the YouTube sensation is making Canada proud.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz,Diaspora
Union Cabinet condoles Parrikar's death
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Monday condoled the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who passed away at his private residence in Panaji on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with advanced pancreatic cancer. He was 63.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN Governor condoles Parrikar's death
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Monday condoled the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
B-Town celebs mourn Goa CM Manohar Parrikar's demise
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Bollywood names such as Amitabh Bachachan, Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher have mourned the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who died aged 63.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AirAsia CEO quits Facebook over Christchurch videos
Kuala Lumpur, March 18 (IANS) AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes has deleted his Facebook account over the circulation of a video of the Christchurch mosques carnage that claimed the lives of 50 people, saying the social media giant needed to "clean up and not just think of financials".
2019-03-18
Category: International, Malaysia,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
Legendary Bengali comedian Chinmoy Roy dead
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Legendary Bengali film actor Chinmoy Roy, known for his excellence in comic roles, has died after suffering a heart attack, family sources said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
2 tourists killed in 4.4-magnitude Indonesia quake
Jakarta, March 18 (IANS) Two tourists were killed and 44 others injured after an earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia's Lombok island, authorities said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Priyanka kicks off 2019 LS campaign from Prayagraj
Pryagraj, March 18 (IANS) With less than a month to go for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Congress General Secretary and eastern Uttar Pradesh in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday kicked off her political campaign from here.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kamal Haasan's MNM to announce candidates on March 20
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) on Monday said it will announce its candidates for the Lok Sabha elections and Tamil Nadu Assembly by-elections on March 20.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Pakistan Foreign Minister to begin 3-day China trip
Islamabad, March 18 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will begin his three-day official visit to China on Monday during which he is scheduled to attend the first Islamabad-Beijing foreign ministers' strategic dialogue.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
BCCI agrees to work with NADA for 6 months
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) met ICC chairman Shashank Manohar in Mumbai on Monday and decided that the Indian board will work with the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for the next six months on a trial basis.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
Nitin Gadkari pays last respects to Parrikar
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Monday offered his last respects to the mortal remains of late Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar at the state's BJP headquarters here.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Soldier killed in Pakistan firing on LoC in Rajouri
Jammu, March 18 (IANS) An Indian soldier was killed on Monday in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, defence sources said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Gun law reform within 10 days: New Zealand PM
Wellington, March 18 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday vowed to unveil reforms to the country's existing gun laws in the wake of the March 15 Christchurch mosques shootings that claimed the lives of 50 people.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Can't beat, join them: Sharmila on Taimur-frenzy
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Veteran actress and internet sensation Taimur Ali Khan's grandmother, Sharmila Tagore, says the only way for the family to deal with the paparazi frenzy over her grandson is to accept it.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Media,Bollywood
Milner's penalty puts Liverpool in EPL's top spot
London, March 18 (IANS) James Milner's late penalty kick secured a hard-fought 2-1 win for Liverpool over host Fulham in English Premier League match and temporarily put the club in first place in the standings.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
SpaceX's Starship heatshields test successful
San Francisco, March 18 (IANS) After successfully launching its first commercial crew capsule, Crew Dragon, to the International Space Station (ISS), Elon Musk-owned SpaceX has completed heatshield tests for its much-awaited Starship rocket.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Thiem stuns Federer, wins Indian Wells
Indian Wells, March 18 (IANS) Austrian Dominic Thiem won the biggest title of his career by beating Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3 and 7-5 in two hours and three minutes in the final at Indian Wells, the first Masters 1000 of the season.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Be fearless, all will be good: Indira told Priyanka
Prayagraj, March 18 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who is in Uttar Pradesh campaigning for the party, is drawing inspiration from her grandmother and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who taught her to be fearless.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Rahane's tactical acumen makes him special: RR coach
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) They have been an integral part of India's journey to the top of the ladder in Test cricket, but the next two months will see Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli fight it out as both teams look to win the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
No bail for teen sharing Christchurch attack video
Christchurch, March 18 (IANS) A court here on Monday refused to grant bail to an 18-year-old teenager accused of sharing a video of the March 15 Christchurch mosques shootings in which the gunman livestreamed his massacre of 50 people.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Surf Guitar king Dick Dale dies at 81
Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) Dick Dale, the "King of the Surf Guitar" whose "Miserlou" was famously used as the title music for Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction", has died. He was 81.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
New Zealand firms to pull ads from Facebook, Google
Wellington, March 18 (IANS) A collective of some of New Zealand's biggest companies is set to pull ads from Facebook and Google in the wake of the March 15 Christchurch mosques shootings in which the gunman live-streamed his massacre of 50 people.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology,Terrorism
Sensex up 300 points, Nifty above 11,500
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) The benchmark Sensex jumped over 300 points higher, while the Nifty crossed the 10,500 mark during the morning trade session on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Aspiring Hyderabad pilot killed in Christchurch
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) A youth from Hyderabad aspiring to become a commercial pilot was among the 50 people killed in the New Zealand mosques attack. He is the third man from Telangana confirmed dead.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion,Terrorism
FAA's approval of Boeing 737 Max under probe
Washington, March 18 (IANS) The US Transportation Department's Inspector General has opened an investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) approval of Boeing's 737 Max planes which were involved in two deadly crash just five months apart, The Wall Street Journal said in a report.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cold Monday morning in Delhi, temperature dips
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) It was a cold Monday morning in the national capital, with the minimum temperature dipping to five notches below the season's average at 12 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
US general refutes report over troops in Syria
Washington, March 18 (IANS) A top US general has refuted a media report that the American military was developing plans to keep up to 1,000 troops in Syria, calling it "factually incorrect".
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Genoa hands Ronaldo-less Juventus defeat in Serie A
Genoa (Italy), March 18 (IANS) Without Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo in its squad, Juventus was handed its first Serie A defeat (0-2) at the hands of host Genoa in a matchday-28 contest held at the Luigi Ferraris stadium here.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
McIlroy secures 15th title on PGA Tour
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Rory McIlroy pocketed his 15th PGA Tour title by winning The Players tourney, coming in two under par at 70 at the TPC Sawgrass here.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Golf
Gold in mind as Mary Kom prepares for 2020 Olympics
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) It is said that champions are made and not born. The struggle, effort and the determination to keep trying till you succeed is what makes a champion stand out and none would know this better than champion boxer MC Mary Kom. The only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the seven world championships, there is no stopping her. Even though the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is more than 15 months away, Mary Kom is already planning for the biggest event in sporting history.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
US considers keeping 1,000 soldiers in Syria
Washington, March 18 (IANS) The US military is considering keeping up to 1,000 troops in Syria, further drifting away from President Donald Trump's original plan of a total withdrawal, a media reported.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Andreescu beat Kerber to lift Indian Wells title
Indian Wells (US), March 18 (IANS) Young Canadian Bianca Andreescu was proclaimed champion at the Indian Wells Masters, after she overcame the German Angelique Kerber, who was eighth seeded, 6-4, 3-6 and 6-4 in two hours and 18 minutes.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Di Maria scores brace as PSG beat Marseille
Paris, March 18 (IANS) A great performance by Argentina's Angel Di Maria, with two goals and one assist, helped Paris Saint Germain beat Marseille 3-1.
2019-03-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Messi leads Barcelona to 4-1 win over Real Betis
Sevilla, March 18 (IANS) Barcelona consolidated its leadership position atop the La Liga rankings with a 4-1 victory over Real Betis, a win featuring a hat trick by Lionel Messi against a rival who fought until virtually the last moments of the contest.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Parrikar's funeral paramount over coalition talks'
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's final rites were more important than a government formation, the coastal state's BJP unit said on Monday, even as ongoing negotiations between allies and BJP leaders, including Nitin Gadkari and the party's National Secretary B.L. Santosh, have appeared to hit a roadblock.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Boeing 'finalising' software update after crashes
Chicago, March 18 (IANS) Boeing has said it is finalising a software update and pilot training revision related to MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) in 737 Max, following two deadly air crashes in less than five months.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JLo gushes over daughter's singing skills
Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez, who shares 11-year-old Emme and her twin brother, Max, with former husband Marc Anthony, couldn't help but gush over her little girl's singing skills.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Israeli top court bans far-right candidate
Jerusalem, March 18 (IANS) Israel's Supreme Court has disqualified the leader of the far-right Jewish Power party, Michael Ben-Ari, from next month's elections.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Israel,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bangladesh FIFA official held for 'defaming' PM
Dhaka, March 18 (IANS) Bangladeshi authorities have arrested a senior member of football's world governing body FIFA for allegedly defaming the country's prime minister.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Sports
Iraq PM vows no return to war policies
Baghdad, March 18 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi has said his country will not return to the "policies of destructive wars".
2019-03-18
Category: International, Iraq,Diplomacy,Politics
Schwarzenegger 'having best time' planning wedding
Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) Author Katherine Schwarzenegger is reportedly enjoying the process of planning her wedding to fiance and actor Chris Pratt.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi continues to rule popularity charts despite slight dip: IANS-CVOTER tracker poll
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Even a fortnight after the air strike by Indian Air Force fighter jets on terror camps in Pakistan's Balakot, Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to dominate the popularity charts despite a dip in his rating from the peak witnessed during the first week of March, but his distant rival Rahul Gandhi has shown only marginal signs of recovery.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,IANS Special Series,Politics
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar loses long battle to cancer
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar died at his private residence here on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
New Goa government by Monday morning: BJP MLA
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) A new BJP-led coalition government in Goa will be in place by Monday morning, party legislator Michael Lobo said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Modi did what Manmohan Singh didn't: Sitharaman
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi played the role of "perfect chowkidar" by giving Pakistan a befitting reply after the Pulwama terror attack, something his predecessor Manmohan Singh could not do in the wake of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Decision after talks with Gadkari: BJP's Goa allies
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) All decisions about a fresh bid for power will be taken after a discussion with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari who is expected to arrive in Goa soon, leaders from regional political party who were part of the BJP-led alliance government said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
KCR calls for 'Congress, BJP mukt Bharat'
Karimnagar (Telangana), March 18 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister and TRS President K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Sunday launched the party's election campaign with a call for 'Congress and BJP mukt Bharat'.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Telangana,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Congress stakes claim in Goa; BJP in a huddle
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Claiming to be the single largest party in the 36-member state legislative Assembly, the Congress on Sunday formally staked its claim to form government in Goa with Governor Mridula Sinha.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Congress to contest all 42 LS seats in Bengal
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday announced it would contest all 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal as its seat adjustment talks with the Left Front have collapsed.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Notification for phase 1 of LS polls on Monday
Kolkata/New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The polling process to elect the next government of the world's largest democracy begins on Monday with the Election Commission set to issue the notification for the first of the seven-phase Lok Sabha polls involving 91 seats spread over 20 states and union territories.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Governor, IIT-B mourn Manohar Parrikar's demise
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) Goa Governor Mridula Sinha has condoled the death of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who passed away at his private residence here on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Parrikar 18th Indian Chief Minister to die in office
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Manohar Parrikar, who passed away at his private residence on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer, became India's 18th and Goa's second Chief Minister to die in office.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI arrests two forest officials in graft case
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The CBI has arrested two Indian Forest Service officials for allegedly bribing an official in the Ministry of Environment and Forest for getting approval for upgrading some work on a previous date, the agency said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chinese man held for flying drone over Victoria Memorial
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) A Chinese national has been arrested in Kolkata for allegedly flying a camera-fitted drone over the Victoria Memorial and clicking aerial photographs of the iconic monument, the Kolkata Police said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengaluru beat FC Goa, win maiden ISL title
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Full-back Rahul Bheke scored in second half of extra time as Bengaluru FC edged past FC Goa 1-0 to lift their first Indian Super League (ISL) title, here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
Modi biopic poster launch put off on Goa CM's death (Reissuing)
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The launch of second poster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic of the same name was postponed following the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday evening.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Parrikar consulted Church in major decisions: Archbishop
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who passed away on Sunday, often sought out influential Catholic Church leaders for opinions before taking "far reaching decisions" for the benefit of Goa, Archbisop Filipe Neri Ferrao said.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Omar NC's face for CM post: Farooq Abdullah
Jammu, March 17 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah said on Sunday Omar Abdullah, his son, will be the party's chief ministerial candidate at the Assembly elections.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Goa CM Parrikar loses long battle to cancer (2nd Lead)
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away at his private residence here on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Manohar Parrikar condoled across party lines
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Condolences poured in from across party lines for Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who passed away at his private residence in Panaji on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Freezing sea water to fight global warming proposed
Agra, March 17 (IANS) To prevent the impending doom that awaits Earth through global warming, three young geo-engineering enthusiasts have offered a simple and cost-effective solution -- freeze sea water to rebuild polar ice caps.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
Modi biopic poster launch put off on Goa CM's death
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The launch of second poster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic of the same name was postponed following the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday evening.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Parrikar's last rites in Panaji on Monday evening
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) The mortal remains of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who died on Sunday following a protracted battle will cancer, will be cremated here on Monday evening, an official statement said.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Touchscreens to provide voting information in Haryana
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) All voting-related information would be easily available for voters in all districts in Haryana through touchscreens, the state's Chief Electoral Officer Rajeev Ranjan said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka CM condoles Manohar Parrikar's death
Bengaluru, March 17 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Sunday condoled the death of his Goan counterpart, Manohar Parrikar, who passed away in Panaji following over a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Youth strangulated to death over Rs 500 in Gurugram
Gurugram, March 17 (IANS) A youth in his mid-20s was allegedly strangulated to death by four of his friends over Rs 500, the police said here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Are you with India, Sitharaman asks Mamata
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) In an all-out attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for seeking proof of Indian air strikes in Pakistan's Balakot, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday asked the Trinamool supremo and her party whether they stood with India or "were helping our enemies".
2019-03-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Will vote for BJP if Rajnath candidate: Lucknow Shias
Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) Amid rising incidents of violence in the name of cow protection, Shia Muslims in Lucknow say while the incidents outrage them, they might still consider voting for the BJP if it again fields Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh from the city seat in 2019 elections.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Bengaluru FC beat FC Goa to win maiden ISL title
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Full-back Rahul Bheke scored in second half of extra time as Bengaluru FC edged past FC Goa 1-0 to lift their first Indian Super League (ISL) title, here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
Praneeth loses to top seed Shi in Swiss Open final
Basel (Switzerland), March 17 (IANS) India's B. Sai Praneeth gave a tough fight before losing to top seed Shi Yuqi of China in the men's singles final at the Swiss Open badminton tournament, here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Four held for Rs 17 lakh robbery at Gurugram firm
Gurugram, March 17 (IANS) Gurugram Police have arrested four members of a gang for the Rs 17 lakh robbery on March 13, the police said here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi continues to rule popularity charts despite a slight dip: IANS-CVOTER tracker poll
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Even a fortnight after the air strike by Indian Air Force fighter jets on terror camps in Pakistan's Balakot, Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to dominate the popularity charts despite a dip in his rating from the peak witnessed during the first week of March, but his distant rival Rahul Gandhi has shown only marginal signs of recovery.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Special Series,Politics
Parrikar's last rites to be held on Monday evening
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) The mortal remains of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who died on Sunday following a protracted battle will cancer, will be cremated here on Monday evening, an official statement said.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Congress to stake claim to form government in Goa
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) With the BJP strength in the Goa Assembly down to 12 MLAs after the death of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday, the Congress is likely to stake claim to form the government in the coastal state, a senior party leader said.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
National mourning declared for Parrikar
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Centre has announced national mourning on Monday following the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and declared that the national flag will fly half mast across the country.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Parrikar an epitome of integrity: Kovind
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind paid tributes to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who passed away on Sunday evening, terming him an "epitome of integrity".
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fight for Tehri: Ex-PCC chief Upadhyaya peeved
Dehradun, March 17 (IANS) Former Uttarakhand Congress President Kishore Upadhyaya on Sunday said he was feeling "insulted" at not being allowed to speak at Rahul Gandhi's election rally, here on Saturday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Answer sheet scrutiny: Be magnanimous, HC tells DU
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) "Show some magnanimity" was the message of the Delhi High Court to the Delhi University, which is fighting a legal battle for -- what, in earnest, can be counted as its cash cow -- reserving its right to charge a fee to provide for re-evaluation and rechecking of answer sheets, when students ask for it.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Heavy firing on LoC in Rajouri district
Jammu, March 17 (IANS) Heavy firing was reported between Indian and Pakistani soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Arms supplier held in Gurugram
Gurugram, March 17 (IANS) The crime branch of Gurugram police has arrested a person for allegedly supplying arms and ammunition to two criminals involved in loot of a sedan from Gurugram's upscale sector 92, a police official said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JU Potterheads to host Harry Potter-themed event
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) One can re-live the dream of getting a letter from Hogwarts as Potterheads of Jadavpur University have come together to create magic by hosting a Harry Potter-themed event at the campus next week.
2019-03-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Mamata condoles Parrikar's death
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the death of her Goa counterpart Manohar Parrikar who passed away at his private residence.
2019-03-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Rahul takes aim at 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching the campaign "Main Bhi Chowkidar" (I am a watchman too) and changing the title of his Twitter account to "Chowkidar Narendra Modi".
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
AAP fields Balbir Singh Jakhar from West Delhi
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday announced Balbir Singh Jakhar as its candidate for the West Delhi parliamentary seat.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Two held for trying to rob cab driver in Gurugram
Gurugram, March 17 (IANS) The crime branch of Gurugram police has arrested two on the charge of attempting to rob a cab driver, the police said.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Explosives-laden truck seized in Bengal
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have seized an explosive-laden truck and arrested its owner from the Bankura district, a senior officer said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fake IPS officer held for duping woman in Delhi
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) An alleged conman was arrested for duping a woman by faking as an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and as DCP, north Delhi district, on the pretext of getting her a job in the Delhi Police, said an official here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Juvenile held for killing minor girl in east Delhi
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy for killing a minor girl due to a grudge against her over an incident for which he was reprimanded at a tuition class in east Delhi's Shahdara, a police officer said here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP accuses Amarinder of poll code violation
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday accused Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh of violating the model code of conduct by announcing sops on the occasion of the second anniversary of his Congress government in the state.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Pakistan: It is more of the same (Column: Spy's Eye)
The street smart tactics of the Pakistan army -- played out by Prime Minister Imran Khan at its behest -- to some how diffuse the overwhelming pressure of international opinion blaming it for collusion with Islamic militants, are not doing much for it this time.
2019-03-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Opinion/Commentary,Terrorism
Goa CM Parrikar dead after long battle with cancer
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away at his private residence here on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
A paradox called Parrikar, India's first IITian CM (obituary)
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) It will take a while for Goans to come to terms with the fact that 63-year-old Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar died on Sunday after a protracted battle with pancreatic cancer for over a year.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Politics
SAFF tourney: India eves rout Lank 5-0, enter semis
Biratnagar (Nepal), March 17 (IANS) The Indian women's football team sealed their place in the semifinal of the SAFF Women's Championship with a 5-0 victory over Sri Lanka at the Sahid Rangashala Stadium, here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
Goa CM Parrikar dead
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was in critical condition, passed away here on Sunday evening.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Ears can be used for ECG to predict heart rhythm
London, March 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel electrocardiogram (ECG) method that uses signals from the ear to check heart rhythm, making it easy for drivers, athletes and persons in the military to scan their own heart beat.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mehbooba Mufti calls PDP workers 'real Mujahideen'
Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday called her party workers the "real Mujahideen" (real holy warriors).
2019-03-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
NCR, MMR regions lead affordable housing segment
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The National Capital Region (NCR) and the Mumbai Metropolitan Regions (MMR) lead the affordable housing segment in terms of launches and sales across seven cities in the country, a CII-Anarock report said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kanimozhi figures in DMK's list of LS candidates
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's DMK on Sunday announced Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi Karunanidhi will be its candidate from Thoothukkudi constituency as it released its list of 20 candidates for the April 18 Lok Sabha polls.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Lost a battle, hope not the war (Column: Close-in)
India, with a 2-0 lead against Australia in the five-match One Day International (ODI) rubber at home, looked certain to clinch another series. But the final result of a 2-3 defeat did come as a rude shock to the Indian camp.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,Opinion/Commentary
4 killed in car-truck collision in Haryana
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) Four persons were killed and one was critically injured when their car collided head-on with a truck near Ladwa town in Haryana's Kurukshetra district on Sunday, police said.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Abu Dhabi new home of T10 cricket for next 5 years
Abu Dhabi, March 17 (IANS) The Zayed Cricket Stadium here will be the new home of T10 cricket for the next five years, starting with the 2019 season.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Nawada with LJP, Giriraj may contest from Begusarai
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) As Bihar's Nawada parliamentary seat went to the LJP under the seat-sharing formula finalised by the NDA, Union Minister Giriraj Singh is likely to contest from Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP announces first list of candidates for Andhra
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday announced its first list of 123 candidates for the Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh where the polls are due on April 11.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Palestinian shooter kills 1, injures 2 in Israel
Jerusalem, March 17 (IANS) A Palestinian killed an Israeli and severely injured two others in shooting and stabbing attacks before fleeing the scene on Sunday, Israeli Army said.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
Imran announces award for Pakistani NZ victim-hero
Islamabad, March 17 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday announced a national award for a Pakistani man who lost his life in New Zealand's Christchurch mosque attack while apparently trying to tackle the white extremist.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Eventually, it is the content that counts (Column: B-Town)
The superstars have been failing on a regular basis to deliver, notwithstanding their Eid, Diwali, Christmas and other festival release dates, not to mention 4000+screens and enhanced ticket rates! Anything goes in the name of stunts -- and the special effects will do the job, is not working anymore.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Justin Bieber, Hailey spotted having a 'showdown'
Los Angeles, March 17 (IANS) Star couple Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin looked tense as they appeared to argue in a park amid reports that their marriage is on the rocks.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Common heart drug may up sudden cardiac arrest risk
London, March 17 (IANS) A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain could be associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest, according to a study.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
AJ McLean 'weds' wife again for music video
Los Angeles, March 17 (IANS) Singer AJ McLean and Rochelle re-enacted their marriage as part of the Backstreet Boys member's music video for his latest solo single, "Boy and a man".
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP announces 1st list for Arunachal Assembly polls
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced the first list of 54 candidates (out of 60) for the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly elections, to be held on April 11.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
WC hopefuls to strive at T20 (Column: Just Sport)
Seldom have the franchises, players and fans waited with so much excitement as they have for the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) to kick off.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket,IPL
RMP to support Congress candidate in Kerala's Vadakara
Vadakara (Kerala), March 17 (IANS) K.K. Rema, the widow of T.P. Chandrasekharan, the slain leader of a breakaway group of the CPI-M, Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP), said on Sunday that the RMP will support the Congress candidate from Vadakara constituency, as a murderer should not win from here.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Parrikar's condition 'extremely critical': CMO
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's health is "extremely critical", the Chief Minister's Office tweeted on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Space travel can trigger dormant herpes viruses: NASA
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Over half the astronauts who travelled on the Space Shuttle and stayed aboard International Space Station (ISS) triggered the dormant herpes viruses, posing significant health risk for human missions to Mars and beyond, says an Indian-origin researcher at NASA.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Aircraft carrier, nuke sub used to deter Pakistan
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) It was not only the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Army that were pressed into action against Pakistan after the Pulwama attack but also the Navy's aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, nuclear and conventional submarines and several warships deployed on the western maritime frontier in an aggressive posture.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Accidental fire at NC meet causes concern
Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) An accidental fire on Sunday causing injuries to personal security guard (PSO) of a National Conference (NC) leader at the venue of a party meeting that was to be addressed by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, in Anantnag caused flutter.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Four killed in Pakistan railway track blast
Islamabad, March 17 (IANS) At least four persons were killed and six injured in a blast targeting a passenger train in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Sunday, the police said.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Sonali celebrates 'new normal' life with family
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) After spending months in New York battling cancer, actress Sonali Bendre Behl is celebrating her "new normal" life with her family and friends.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
67.82 lakh farmers miss PM-KISAN scheme benefits
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Over 67.82 lakh farmers will be left out of the direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme as West Bengal, Sikkim and Delhi have not uploaded their details on the PM-KISAN portal, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
SC to hear if lawmaker can invoke immunity to escape trial
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court will begin hearing on five matters, including whether a member of legislative assembly can escape criminal prosecution for accepting or offering bribe by citing immunity under Article 194(2) of the Constitution.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kerala BJP on alert after Cong omits Thomas as LS candidate
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, March 17 (IANS) With the Congress' first list of 12 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in Kerala omitting the name of veteran leader and five-time Lok Sabha MP K.V. Thomas, the Kerala unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party is keeping a close watch on the developments in the state.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Christchurch attack: 5 Indian victims identified
Christchurch, March 17 (IANS) The Indian High Commission in New Zealand on Sunday confirmed that five Indians were killed in the Christchurch terror attack that claimed 50 lives.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Defence/Security,Terrorism
KKR scouts spoke highly of Warrier: Bowling coach
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) scouts always had an eye on Sandeep Warrier and the little-known Kerala pacer was "highly" recommended by them, the team's bowling coach Omkar Salvi said here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Congress loses 8th Telangana legislator to TRS
Hyderabad, March 17 (IANS) The crisis in Telangana's main opposition Congress deepened further on Sunday with another legislator deciding to join the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).
2019-03-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Zhang suspended for violating team regulations
Beijing, March 17 (IANS) Chinese high jumper Zhang Guowei has been suspended from all competitions with immediate effect by the country's governing body of the sport as the world silver medalist violated the national team's regulations.
2019-03-17
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Kruger flaunts abs 4 months after delivering child
Los Angeles, March 17 (IANS) Actress Diane Kruger has showcased her abs, four months after giving birth to a child.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Health of Kolkata heritage buildings under scanner
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) The chunk of cement that fell from the ceiling of a heritage building missed an octogenarian former Union Minister -- a tenant -- but has brought to the fore the poor upkeep of the historic structures in the city, mainly due to the absence of proper laws.
2019-03-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Art/Culture/Books
Kirron Kher faces fight from Congress and within BJP (Dangal 2019)
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) The quintessential 'Mummyji' of Bollywood movies is donning her motherly avatar as she has begun her over two-month long electoral campaign to retain the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Politics
Naqvi's novel relevant for South Asian geopolitics (Book Review)
Book: The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack; Publisher: Fourth Estate; Pages: 269; Price: Rs 599
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
NZ shooting suspect visited Pakistan, Turkey in recent years
Christchurch, March 17 (IANS) The Australian man facing murder charges in the terrorist shootings at two New Zealand mosques that left 50 dead was a frequent traveler who visited Pakistan, Turkey and Bulgaria, among other countries in recent years.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Joe Biden 'mistakenly' announces 2020 Presidential run
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Former US Vice President Joe Biden "mistankenly" announced he was running for President at a Democratic Party fundraising dinner in home turf Delaware, but earned an encouraging response from the gathering.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Hema Malini not keen on shifting to Fatehpur Sikri
Mathura, March 17 (IANS) Hema Malini, veteran actor and Lok Sabha MP from Mathura-Vrindavan, assured her supporters that there was no question of her shifting to neighbouring Fatehpur Sikri Lok Sabha constituency to make way for Sri Kant Sharma, Energy Minister in the UP government.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Red Hot Chili Peppers rock Great Pyramid of Giza
Cairo, March 17 (IANS) Rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers performed for 10,000 fans in the shadow of the Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Egypt,Cinema/Showbiz
RGV to move court on CBFC 'pre-censoring' his film
Hyderabad, March 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma is planning to move court against the Central Board of Film Certification after it refused to accept his application to watch the movie 'Lakshmi's NTR' for approval citing the election model code of conduct (MCC).
2019-03-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
NASA lab creates exoplanet atmosphere on Earth
Washington, March 17 (IANS) To understand conditions of exoplanets, NASA researchers have created the atmosphere of a super-hot planet outside our solar system, here on Earth.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Kamat may join BJP, succeed Parrikar as Goa CM
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators on Sunday discussed during a meeting at the state headquarters of the many options the possibility of former Chief Minister and Congress MLA Digambar Kamat joining the BJP and taking over from Manohar Parrikar, Goa Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'Sifar' inspired by Lord Buddha: Tushar Lall
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Music composer-arranger Tushar Lall has unveiled a track titled "Sifar", which is inspired by Lord Buddha.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Abusiveness in Congress DNA, shows frustration: BJP
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Sunday accused the Congress of vitiating civil discourse by continuously using foul language against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said such abusiveness was in the party's DNA.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
NDA announces Bihar seat-sharing pact
Patna, March 17 (IANS) The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar, here on Sunday, officially announced the seat-sharing formula for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics