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'Vaping-linked' lung illness reported in 100 people in US
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Health officials in the US are reportedly investigating nearly 100 cases of young adults with severe respiratory problems in 14 states.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP races ahead in preparing for UP by-elections
Lucknow, Aug 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is gearing up for by-elections to 13 Assembly seats, the dates for which are likely to be announced next month.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Ashes: Smith's 50 keeps England at bay at lunch on Day 4
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Steve Smith held Australia's batting together in the face of a collapse as they rode his unbeaten half century to post 155/5 and trail England by 103 runs, at lunch on Day 4 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Openers put Sri Lanka in strong position in Galle Test
Galle, Aug 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka rode openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne's unbeaten half-centuries to reach 133 and are now 135 runs away from a victory against New Zealand in the first Test of the two-match series at the Galle International Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
With less than 45% rain, drought looms over Bihar
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) With Bihar receiving 45 per cent less than normal rain this year, several districts of the state are in the grip of a severe drought, even though flood has made lives miserable in the neighbouring states.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
Jaitley in critical state, several leaders visit AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has been put on life support at the AIIMS hospital here, is in a critical condition, hospital sources said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Goa capital braces for 48 hours without water
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) Residents of Goa's capital and other outlying areas are bracing for more than 48 hours of water scarcity after a landslide washed away two key pipelines which supply water from the Opa reservoir in Ponda sub district to North Goa, including Panaji.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fire breaks out in AIIMS, under control now
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A fire broke out on two floors of a building in the AIIMS hospital here, leading to panic among the people in the premier medical institution, officials said on Saturday. No casualties have been reported so far.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CPI-M loses hold over Kannur local body in Vijayan bastion
Kannur, Aug 17 (IANS) The CPI-M and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan received a setback here on Saturday when the party lost control over the Kannur Corporation.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Hackers target Denmark's Tivoli park, guests info stolen
Copenhagen, Aug 17 (IANS) The Copenhagen-based Tivoli, one of the oldest and most popular amusement parks in Europe, has now joined the unfortunate online "rogues gallery" of major Danish companies whose customer data has been hacked from their websites.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Denmark,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Politician among 5 killed in Pakistan firing
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) A convoy of a political leader came under attack in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Saturday, leaving at least five people dead including the politician.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Fire breaks out in AIIMS, under control now
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A fire broke out at the first and the second floor of the PC building in the AIIMS hospital here leading to panic among the people in the premier medical institution, officials said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rs 261 cr assets of alleged ponzi scheme runners attached
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached Rs 261 crore properties of Radheshyam and Bansilal of Future Maker Life Care Private Limited and their family in a ponzi scheme case.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Houthis claim drone strikes on Saudi Aramco oil refinery
Sanaa, Aug 17 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed they launched multiple bomb-laden drone attacks on Saturday on an oil refinery of Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian oil company, according to a media report.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Yemen,Politics,Terrorism
Arms trafficker arrested, 110 live cartridges seized
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police arrested a 46-year-old inter-state arms and ammunition trafficker and recovered 110 cartridges of .315 and .32 bores on his information.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chakma tribals in India, Bangladesh observe 'Black Day'
Agartala/Aizawl, Aug 17 (IANS) The Chakma tribals of northeast India and Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of southeast Bangladesh on Saturday observed a "Black Day" to protest the non-inclusion of non-Muslim dominated CHT in India during the partition in 1947, a leader of the agitating tribe said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Excess water released from Bhakra Dam, more discharges likely
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) As the Bhakra Dam across the Sutlej in Himachal Pradesh reached its capacity, excess water was released as a precaution, which could cause flood in villages located downstream, officials said
2019-08-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'The great gold bull market has begun'
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Gold prices have hit a record high amid a rush for safe haven assets owing to the fears of a recession. Goehring & Rozencwajg, a research firm which focuses on investments in natural resources, says the great gold bull market has begun.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
New drug for pancreatic cancer shows promise in trial
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have found a new drug for treating pancreatic cancer which showed promising initial results during clinical trial testing.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Man commits suicide at Delhi's Tagore Garden metro station
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A man committed suicide by jumping before a speeding train at Delhi's Tagore Garden Metro station, police said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Minor girl thrashed by village elder for elopement
Amaravati, Aug 17 (IANS) In a horrific incident, a minor Dalit girl was mercilessly beaten up by a village elder in public for eloping with a youth in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No plans for streaming-only console: Xbox chief
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Microsofts head of Xbox and gaming, Phil Spencer, has confirmed the company is not working on a streaming-only console.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Gurjit's brace helps Indian eves beat Japan in Olympic test event
Tokyo, Aug 17 (IANS) Penalty corner specialist Gurjit Kaur scored a brace as the Indian women's hockey team started their campaign at the Olympic test event with a resilient 2-1 victory over hosts Japan at the Oi Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Djokovic sets Medvedev showdown in Cincinnati Masters
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) World's number one Novak Djokovic reached the semifinals of the ongoing Cincinnati Masters after defeating Frenchman Lucas Pouille in their last-eight match.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Apple Watch Series 5 to use OLED display
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Apple Watch Series 5 model is expected to use OLED screens supplied by Japan Display, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Women with sleep apnea at increased risk of cancer: Study
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer than men with the condition, warn researchers.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
US issues warrant to seize Iranian oil tanker
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) The US Justice Department has issued a warrant to seize a detained Iranian oil tanker, the Grace 1, a day after a judge in Gibraltar ordered it to be released, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Bravo, Campbell part of Windies 'A' squad for India tour game
St. John's (Antigua), Aug 17 (IANS) Darren Bravo and John Campbell have been included in a 14-member West Indies 'A' squad for the three-day tour game against India, starting Saturday at the Coolidge Cricket Ground.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Cricket
Himachal sees heavy rains, rivers in spate
Shimla, Aug 17 (IANS) Hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall on Saturday, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the highways, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kids with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have found that children with mild asthma can effectively manage the condition by using their two inhalers -- one a steroid and the other a bronchodilator -- when symptoms occur.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Teachers launch rally to back HK youth protesters
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of teachers took to the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday despite heavy rain in a show of solidarity with young protesters, as the city braces for an 11th weekend of demonstrations sparked by the now-shelved extradition bill.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Archer can 'blow away' teams in Test cricket: Broad
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Veteran England pacer Stuart Broad has said that debutant Jofra Archer has the pace and bounce to blow away teams in Test cricket.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Amazon ambassadors flood Twitter with 'fake' messages: Report
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) There has been a surge in Amazon employees' accounts on Twitter who are praising the e-commerce giant, the workplace and its policies on the platform, creating suspicion among former workers whether this is actually the case.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ex-ED Director under CBI lens over CVC complaint
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing into a complaint of an alleged disproportionate case against former Enforcement Directorate Director Karnal Singh who retired last year, top official sources said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Calls to boycott 'Mulan' after star backs HK police
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) Disney's live-action remake of the animated film "Mulan" is facing calls for a boycott, after its star voiced support for Hong Kong's police force, who anti-government protesters have accused of using excessive force.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Philippe Coutinho set to join Bayern Munich on loan
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) FC Barcelona have reached the "principal of an agreement" to loan Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho to German giants Bayern Munich.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Doctors can help parents talk with their kids about sex
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Parents and teenagers often find it difficult to talk about sex and alcohol, but a new study suggests that doctors can help.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
England pacer Olly Stone ruled out of season with back injury
London, Aug 17 (IANS) England pacer Olly Stone will not be able to participate in the ongoing Ashes as he has been ruled out for the remaining of the season following a recurring back injury.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Gold ETFs: Investors bet big on the safe haven asset
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) As the global economic scenario remains subdued and trade tensions remain volatile, investors have bet big on the safe haven of gold-backed exchange traded funds (ETF).
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
UNSC accepts India's efforts in Kashmir, wants all to follow suit: Envoy
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS) The Security Council has acknowledged India's measures to bring normalcy and development to Kashmir and wants all countries to follow suit, India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
A free ride along with food for this Hyderabadi youth
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Food apps have made things easy for people to order food from comforts of their homes and satiate their hunger, but here is a case where a Zomato user in Hyderabad used it to reach his destination.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,IANS Life
Ordnance Factory Board to be made 100% govt equity firm
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Defence Ministry on Friday clarified there is no proposal to privatise the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) whose employees had called for a 30 days' strike.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
K'taka businessman shoots parents, wife, son, self
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) In a horrifying incident, a 36-year-old Mysuru businessman allegedly shot dead his parents, wife and son before killing self near Bandipur in Karnataka's Chamarajanagar district, police said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana hospitals stop healthcare services
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Healthcare services under Telangana's Arogyasri scheme came to a halt on Friday as about 240 private hospitals in the state stopped providing services over non-payment of dues to the tune of Rs 1,500 crore by the state government.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Rahul condemns arrest of J&K Congress chief
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday condemned the arrest of the party's Jammu and Kashmir unit chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir and another party leader saying the government has delivered another body blow to democracy.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
UNSC accepts India's effort for normalcy in Kashmir: Envoy
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS) The UN Security Council in its informal consultation on Kashmir on Friday acknowledged India's measures to bring normalcy and development to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, said India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Punjab on high alert after heavy rain forecast
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Amid a forecast of heavy rainfall in the state in the next 48 to 72 hours, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday night ordered a high alert and directed all the Deputy Commissioners to monitor the situation closely.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryanvi model raped by photographer in UP
Gurugram, Aug 16 (IANS) A Haryanvi model was repeatedly raped by a photographer on the pretext of marriage in western Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, an official said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shah, Adityanath meet to discuss UP Cabinet expansion
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday held a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here to discuss the state Cabinet expansion, party sources said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ashes: England reduce Australia to 80/4 at lunch on Day 3 (Roundup)
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Not a single ball could be bowled after lunch as England made the most of the seam-friendly conditions to dent Australia's top-order and leave them stuttering at 80/4 before showers forced a break to be taken early on Day 3 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket