Austin Indian Community - AustinIndian.com
| | |
 


 

Latest News from India and Around the World


Categories
International
Bollywood
Art/Culture/Books
Business/Economy
Cinema/Showbiz
Crime/Disaster/Accident
Defence/Security
Diaspora
Diplomacy
Education
Environment/Wildlife
Features
Health/Medicine
Human Interest/Society
Immigration/Law/Rights
Interviews
Kashmir
Lifestyle/Fashion
Media
Opinion/Commentary
Politics
Religion
Science/Tech
South Asia
Sports
State Elections 2013
Terrorism
Tamil Nadu
National
Turkey
Other Sports
Orissa
Southern Cinema
Delhi
West Bengal
Myanmar
Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Tripura
United Kingdom
Bihar
China
Jammu And Kashmir
Himachal Pradesh
Mumbai
New Delhi
Gujarat
Punjab
Slovakia
Spain
United States
Germany
Togo
Israel
Pakistan
Goa
United Arab Emirates
Russian Federation
Dharamsala
Indonesia
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Kolkata
Malta
India
Syrian Arab Republic
Singapore
Karnataka
Assam
Rajasthan
Thailand
Uttar Pradesh
Bangladesh
Mexico
Niger
Iraq
Egypt
Sri Lanka
Japan
Netherlands
Cuba
Nagaland
Meghalaya
Haryana
Poland
Nepal
France
Kenya
New Zealand
Hollywood
Brazil
Canada
Maharashtra
Yemen
South Africa
Australia
Latvia
Ireland
Uttarakhand
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
South Korea
Hong Kong
Jordan
Central African Republic
Italy
Norway
North Korea
Sudan
Philippines
Madhya Pradesh
Mizoram
Azerbaijan
Portugal
Cambodia
Zimbabwe
Greece
Ethiopia
Sweden
Sikkim
Malaysia
Monaco
Belgium
Denmark
Uruguay
Morocco
Colombia
Switzerland
Qatar
Albania
Lebanon
Costa Rica
Saudi Arabia
Rwanda
Cameroon
Cyprus
Congo
Nigeria
Hungary
Oman
Bulgaria
Bahrain
Somalia
Finland
Holy See (vatican City State)
Tunisia
Bahamas
Paraguay
Taiwan
Province Of China
Lao Peoples Democratic Republic
Puerto Rico
The Democratic Republic Of The
Honduras
Ghana
Cricket
IPL
Technology
Badminton
Football
Tennis
Roquebrune
Athletics
Golf
Serbia And Montenegro
Usa
Rroquebrune-cap-martin
Manipur
Hockey
Panama
Arunachal Pradesh
Motorsports
Viet Nam
Argentina
--select--
Kazakhstan
Leicestershire
US Elections
Afghanistan
Iceland
Florida
Venezuela
Czech Republic
Bhutan
Shakmir
Ecuador
Hyderabad
2016 In Retrospect
Ukraine
Jharkhand
Kyrgyzstan
Fiji
Gabon
Burkina Faso

Categories
Devyani Khobragade
Sussanne
Amitabh Bachchan
Gauhar Khan
Salman Khan
Kejriwal
AAP
Suchitra Sen
Tharoor
Hrithik Roshan
Yoga
Headline
Telangana Congress MLA may join BJP
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) The Congress in Telangana received another jolt as senior party leader and legislator K. Rajagopal Reddy on Saturday dropped hints that he may join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2019-06-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Mamata, KCR, Amarinder skip NITI Aayog meet
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee skipped the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of the NITI Aayog chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Stalemate on; Doctors reject Mamata's call for talks
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) The much-wanted solution to the junior doctors' strike in West Bengal continued to look ellusive as the agitators on Saturday night turned down Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's appeal for talks, claiming that her initiatives lacked "honesty".
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India thrash South Africa 5-1, win FIH Series Finals
Bhubaneshwar, June 15 (IANS) India beat South Africa 5-1 here on Saturday to win the FIH Series Finals title. Goals from Varun Kumar (2nd and 49th minute), Harmanpreet Singh (11th and 25th minute), and Vivek Sagar Prasad (35th minute) gave world no. 5 India a routine win over the 16th ranked South Africa, whose lone goal was scored by Richard Pautz in the 53rd minute.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Address digital infra, tax & data issues: Start-ups to govt
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Representatives of digital economy and start-ups on Saturday urged the government to build digital infrastructure and scale up and incentivise research & development within India.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
J&K Bank to now come under RTI act, CVC guidelines
Srinagar, June 15 (IANS) The board of directors of Jammu & Kashmir Bank on Saturday decided to bring the bank under the J&K RTI Act, 2009 and the CVC guidelines with effect from Monday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Business/Economy
India raises duty on US exports as retaliatory action
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Hitting back at the Trump administration for withdrawing trade privileges for certain Indian goods, the Indian government on Saturday raised custom duty on various items, including walnut and apples, exported from the US.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
TUs seek national fund for unorganised workers
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Introduction of a comprehensive unemployment insurance scheme, creation of a 'National Fund' for unorganised workers to provide social security and strict enforcement of Minimum Wages Act were among the key sugegstions given by the various trade unions to the Finance Ministry on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Centre seeks report from Bengal on political violence, Mamata hits back
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Centre on Saturday sought a report from the West Bengal government on the measures it took to contain political violence in the state and the steps it took to bring the culprits to book.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Haryana moving towards high Ease of Living Index: Khattar
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said the state government was focusing on moving towards a high Ease of Living Index for the people of the state after systematically ushering in a new era of corruption-free governance.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Afghanistan crumble to 125 all out against South Africa
Cardiff, June 15 (IANS) Afghanistan only managed 125 runs all out in their 2019 ICC World Cup group stage game against South Africa. With the Proteas winning the toss and electing to field first, Afghanistan were blown away by their pacers and Imran Tahir and it was only a late surge from Rashid Khan that took them to a three digit score.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Striking doctors in Bengal reject Mamata's call for talks
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Striking junior doctors in West Bengal on Saturday again turned down Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's proposal for talks at the state secretariat Nabanna, and stuck to their demand that she would have to come down to the NRS Medical College and Hospital to listen to them.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Australia beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs, rise to top of table
London, June 15 (IANS) Australia beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs in their 2019 ICC World Cup group stage clash at the Oval on Saturday. The victory took Australia to the top of the table with eight points, while Sri Lanka remain at fifth place with four.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Terrorism has shrunk in Kashmir: Governor
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The incidents of terrorist activities have come down in Jammu and Kashmir as the people of the state are not giving shelter to militants, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gurugram woman, lover arrested for husband's murder
Gurugram, June 15 (IANS) The Gurugram Police have arrested a woman and her lover in connection with the murder of her husband here.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trying to ascertain cause of AN-32 crash: IAF chief
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa on Saturday said the Indian Air Force was trying to ascertain the cause of the recent crash of AN-32 aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh that killed 13 people.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
NITI Aayog meet: High-powered panel to address water shortage, drought
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog, comprising the Chief Ministers chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, focused on water problem and drought and decided to form a high-powered committee to develop a comprehensive strategy to address them. The report of the committee will be submitted in two-three months, officials said.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
By-elections to six Rajya Sabha seats on July 5: EC
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Election Commission on Saturday announced by-elections to six Rajya Sabha seats on July 5 which fell vacant as the sitting members were elected to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies in the April-May 2019 elections.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MHA issues advisory to Bengal government on doctors' strike
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday issued an advisory to the West Bengal government on the ongoing strike by doctors and sought a report on the matter on priority, said sources familiar with the development.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Spanish woman raped in Gurugram, accused arrested
Gurugram, June 15 (IANS) A 23-year-old Spanish woman was allegedly raped by her Facebook friend in Gurugram's upscale DLF phase-1 locality, police said on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
High-powered panel for structural reforms in agriculture: Modi
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced a high powered committee, comprising Chief Ministers, to recommend structural reforms in agriculture, while urging the states to contribute in making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Satta Bazaar bids cross Rs 100 cr on India-Pak tie (IANS Special)
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) On the eve of the World Cup clash between India and Pakistan, the betting bazaars in Delhi have gone crazy: the police estimates that the bids in the illegal satta (betting) market could have crossed the Rs 100-crore mark in the National Capital Region (NCR).
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,World Cup 2019,Sports
Netherlands beat Cameroon 3-1 at Women's World Cup
Valenciennes (France), June 15 (IANS) Vivianne Miedema became the Netherlands' all-time leading goal scorer in a 3-1 victory over Cameroon, earning the reigning European champions a spot in round of 16 with two wins in as many Group E matches at FIFA Women's World Cup, here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Strong initiatives needed to revive rural economy: Chhattisgarh CM Baghel
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday emphasised on taking strong initiatives for reviving the rural economy in the country.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
26 child labourers rescued from Parle-G biscuit factory
Raipur, June 15 (IANS) The District Task Force (DTF) has rescued 26 children from a biscuit manufacturing unit of popular brand Parle-G, who were working there as child labourers, an official said here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Human Interest/Society
CAB appoints Utpal Chatterjee as spin consultant
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Saturday appointed former left-arm spinner Utpal Chatterjee as its spin consultant.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Mamata appeals to doctors again, says ESMA won't be invoked
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday again appealed to the agitating junior doctors in the state to end their strike, assuring them that her government would not invoke ESMA (Essential Services Maintenance Act) against them.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Gehlot seeks Centre's support to strengthen Rajasthan's financial management
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday sought the Centre's help for strengthening Rajasthan's financial management besides demanding the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP) be declared a national project.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Make natural calamity criteria for special status: Naveen
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday demanded that natural calamities should be included as a criteria for according Special Category Status to states.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Karnataka wants GST compensation extended beyond 2022
New Delhi/Bengaluru, June 15 (IANS) Karnataka on Saturday sought extension of the Compensation Act beyond 2022 to bridge the revenue gap likely to arise out of a shortfall in the collection of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
4 arrested in Bengal for Sandeshkhali killings
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) A week after clashes in West Bengal's Sandeshkhali area claimed at least three lives, four persons have been arrested from the region in connection with the killings and for vandalism, the police said on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Brazil thrashes Bolivia 3-0 in Copa America
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), June 15 (IANS) Two goals from Phillipe Coutinho and another from Everton Soares proved enough for Brazil to thrash Bolivia 3-0 in the Copa America opener.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Confident to qualify for 24-hour World C'ship in France: Meena
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) The 24-hour Stadium Run, a qualification event for the IAU 24 Hour World Ultra Marathon Championship in France in October, got off to a rousing start at the Mumbai University tracks on a rainy Saturday evening.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
CERN ditching Microsoft as licensing costs shoot up
San Francisco, June 15 (IANS) CERN -- the famous scientific lab where the web was born -- is ditching Microsoft as the latter has revoked CERN's academic status, thus, increasing the licensing costs by over tenfold.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
12 police officers killed in Nigeria attack
Wajir (Kenya), June 15 (IANS) At least 12 Kenyan police officers were on Saturday killed while another escaped with serious injuries after a vehicle they were travelling in was hit by improvised explosive device (IED) in Wajir county along the border with Somalia.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Kenya,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kohli not focussed on individual competition with Amir
Manchester, June 15 (IANS) On the eve of the marquee India-Pakistan clash at the World Cup, India captain Virat Kohli said on Saturday that while Mohammad Amir remained a threat, his team will focus on the other bowlers as much as on the left-arm speedster.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Jammu traders demand abolishing state toll tax at Lakhanpur
Jammu, June 15 (IANS) Traders in winter capital Jammu on Saturday demanded that the toll tax collected by Jammu and Kashmir government at Lakhanpur entry point into the state be abolished.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
Ratings upgrade: Standard procedures to detect default for accurate guidance
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Uniform procedures to track defaults along with increased disclosures on liquidity factors will aid credit rating agencies to provide grater insights into companies, industry insiders said.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
26 child labourers rescued from Parle-G biscuit factory
Raipur, June 15 (IANS) The District Task Force (DTF) has rescued 26 children from the biscuit manufacturing unit of a popular brand called Parle-G, who were working there as child labourers, an official said here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Human Interest/Society
Bengal Governor advises Mamata to provide security to doctors
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, advising her to take immediate steps to provide security to the doctors and to take the medicos into confidence.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
WR drops controversial 'head-foot' massage proposal
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Under fire from various quarters, the Western Railway (WR) on Saturday dropped its proposal for providing 'head and foot' massage services to passengers on trains originating from Indore, an official said here.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Kerala policewoman stabbed, set ablaze by male colleague
Alappuzha (Kerala), June 15 (IANS) A Kerala policewoman was on Saturday brutally murdered by her male colleague, who first knocked her down on the road with his car, then stabbed her and finally set her ablaze, police said.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC: NOC mandatory from receiving country for inter-country adoption
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a foreigner can adopt a child from India only after acquiring NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the diplomatic mission of that country in India.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rishabh Pant joins India team in Manchester
Manchester, June 15 (IANS) Promising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has reached Manchester and joined the Indian team preparing for the much-awaited World Cup tie against Pakistan on Sunday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Harsh Vardhan for action against doctors' assaulters
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday called for punitive action against those attacking healthcare professionals, saying "strict action must be taken against any one who assaults them."
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Finch's 153 guides Australia to 334/7 vs Sri Lanka
London, June 15 (IANS) Riding on opener Aaron Finch's big century and a quickfire fifty by Steve Smith, Australia posted an imposing 334/7 against Sri Lanka in their World Cup group stage clash at the Kennington Oval here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Punjab CM seeks fresh river water tribunal
New Delhi/Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) Expressing concern over the water crisis in north India, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's support for upgradation of his state's water distribution infrastructure, while calling for a fresh river waters tribunal to address inter-state disputes.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Western Railway drops 'head-foot' massage proposal
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Under fire from various quarters, Western Railway (WR) on Saturday dropped its bizarre proposal to provide 'head and foot' massage services to passengers on trains originating from Indore, an official said here.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Mamata again appeals Bengal doctors to end strike
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday again appealed to the agitating junior doctors in the state-run hospitals to end their strike and normalise medical services.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Amarinder urges Meghalaya CM to help Punjabi settlers
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) Urging Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to ensure steps to protect Punjabi settlers, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has decided to send a four-member delegation to resolve the settlers' issues.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Hakuna matata! It's 25 years of 'The Lion King'
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Memorable music, story, characters, animation and dialogues. There's a lot of love that fans continue to have for the 1994 film "The Lion King" 25 years on, even as it comes full 'circle' and many await the 2019 version which hits the screens next month.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Geelani condemns arrest of Hurriyat spokesman
Srinagar, June 15 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday condemned the arrest of his Hurriyat faction's spokesman.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Law on Ram temple if all options fail: UP Dy CM
Ayodhya, June 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Maurya has said that if the two options for a solution to the Ayodhya dispute fail, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will bring in a legislation for the construction of Ram temple.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
'Every 20 seconds, 1 Indian suffers a brain-stroke'
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Every 20 seconds, one Indian suffers a brain stroke, or three every minute, and the numbers are increasing alarmingly due to changing lifestyles.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
India will win World Cup, says Kerala numerologist
Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (IANS) A Kerala-based numerologist who predicted India's victory at the 2011 World Cup, on Saturday said India would do it again this time.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Human Interest/Society,Cricket
Kohli not focussed on individual competition with Amir
Manchester, June 15 (IANS) On the eve of the marquee India-Pakistan clash at the World Cup, India captain Virat Kohli said on Saturday that while Mohammad Amir remained a threat, his team will focus on the other bowlers as much as on the left-arm speedster.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Mamata accuses 'some parties' of spreading disinformation
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Amid partial disruption in health services in West Bengal due to continuing agitation by junior doctors protesting attacks on their colleagues and demanding adequate security, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused "some political parties" of spreading disinformation on social media.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
14 militants killed in Afghan airstrike
Qalat (Afghanistan), June 15 (IANS) At least 14 militants have been killed in an airstrike targeting Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan's Zabul province, the country's Army said in a statement on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
3 Indian labourers killed in Nepal building collapse
Kathmandu, June 15 (IANS) Three Indian labourers were killed and three others injured when a part of an under-construction building collapsed in Nepal's Dang district on Saturday, officials said.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Nepal,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amazon Game Studios lays off developers: Report
San Francisco, June 15 (IANS) Amazon has laid off dozens of developers at its little-known videogame branch, Amazon Game Studios, which develops online games.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
South Africa opt to field against Afghanistan (Toss)
Cardiff , June 15 (IANS) South Africa won the toss and opted to field against Afghanistan in their World Cup group stage clash at the Sophia Gardens here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Healthcare services paralysed for second day in Delhi
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Healthcare services continued to remain paralysed for the second consecutive day in the national capital with the members of the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) launching its strike on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ghaziabad doctors to hold one-day strike on Monday
Ghaziabad, June 15 (IANS) Doctors in Ghaziabad will go on a one-day strike from Monday to express solidarity with their colleagues in West Bengal, it was announced on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Notre Dame to hold 1st mass since devastating fire
Paris, June 15 (IANS) Two months after being devastated in a blaze, the Notre Dame cathedral will hold its first mass Saturday, which will be officiated by the Archbishop of Paris with a small number in attendance.
2019-06-15
Category: International, France,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Amitav Ghosh's passion for climate change continues with 'Gun Island' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Three years after making a forceful plea against the effects of environmental degradation, globally acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh returns to the subject by once again focusing on the Sundarbans, which he terms critical for the well being of West Bengal and neighbouring Bangladesh and lamenting that nations around the world are not responding adequately to the global scourge.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sunil Chhetri to make digital debut with 'Bombers'
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Football star Sunil Chhetri is excited about making a cameo in a web series "Bombers", a high-octane football drama.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
My dad, my superhero: TV actors on Father's Day
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) The world of showbiz is brimming with superheroes, but for a slew of television actors, their dads are their real superheroes.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Maharashtra CM Fadnavis set to expand cabinet on Sunday
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Seeking to consolidate the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's position before the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will expand his cabinet on Sunday, official sources said here on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Four youth held trying to cross LoC handed back to families
Srinagar, June 15 (IANS) Four youth, arrested from the Uri sector of the Line of Control (LOC) while trying to cross over into Pakistan-administered Kashmir, were handed back to their families on Saturday after counselling, an official said.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
'Leila': Terrifying yet mesmerising vision of future (Review)
Film: "Leila" on Netflix; Cast: Huma Qureshi, Siddharth, Rahul Khanna, Seema Biswas and Arif Zakaria; Directors: Deepa Mehta, Shanker Raman and Pawan Kumar; Rating: ****
2019-06-15
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Adobe trains AI to detect Photoshop-edited images
San Francisco, June 15 (IANS) Adobe, along with researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have trained Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect facial manipulation in images edited using the Photoshop software.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Virtual biopsy' device to help detect skin tumours
New York, June 15 (IANS) Researchers have developed a "virtual biopsy" device that can distinguish between healthy skin and different types of skin lesions and carcinomas.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Harsh Vardhan for action against doctors' assaulters
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has, here on Saturday, called for punitive action against those who assault healthcare professionals by stating that "strict action must be taken against any one who assaults them."
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
New compounding rules make it difficult for tax evaders to get away
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Tightening the screw on tax evaders, the revised guidelines issued by the Income Tax (I-T) Department have made serious offences under black money and benami laws "generally" non-compoundable.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Xiaomi supplier opens 1st India manufacturing plant
Noida, June 15 (IANS) Xiaomi supplier Holitech Technology on Saturday said it has inaugurated its first component manufacturing plant in Greater Noida and will invest nearly $200 million over three years in the country.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
Gehlot meets Sitharaman, seeks approval for water projects
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday and requested the central government to approve the proposals for several drinking water projects and the timely release of funds for the centrally-sponsored schemes.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab prohibits sale of uniform, books in schools
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) Punjab has prohibited the sale of uniforms and textbooks in school premises, state Education Minister Inder Singla said on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Politics
Making India 5-trillion-dollar economy challenging but can be achieved: Modi
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the goal to make India a five-trillion-dollar economy is challenging but can be achieved and asked the states to recognise their core competence and work towards raising GDP targets.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Scholarship scam: How officials, bankers cheated poor students
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Initial investigation by the CBI into the multi-crore scholarship scam reveals a deep-rooted nexus between government officials, private institutions and public sector banks to siphon-off funds meant for poorest of the poor students. Students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Minorities were also deprived of scholarships to pursue basic education.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
12 more kids die as death toll from encephalitis in Bihar at 69
Patna, June 15 (IANS) The death toll from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar rose to 69 on Saturday as 12 more children died, health officials said.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Mission UP 2022: Priyanka to meet workers regularly
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) To strengthen the party ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has decided to hold three-four meetings with party workers a week.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Uttarakhand CM meets Gadkari, discusses road projects
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Saturday had a meeting with Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Minister Nitin Gadkari here and discussed various road projects in the state.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Passengers to get ORS at Jhansi, Gwalior railway stations
Jhansi/Gwalior, June 15 (IANS) Other than tea, coffee, soft drinks and water, oral rehydration salts (ORS) will now be available for passengers at railway stations coming under Jhansi Division.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Top 5 controversial moments in Ind-Pak encounters
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Whenever India play Pakistan in a cricket match, there's bound to be some drama as players are high on adrenaline, not willing to let their foot down to outplay the opposition.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Greenland loses over 2 bn tonnes of ice in a day
New York, June 15 (IANS) In a sign that this year could once again set records for loss in Greenland ice, researchers have found that the island's ice sheet lost more than two gigatonnes (a gigaton is equal to one billion tonnes) of ice in just a day this week due to a widespread melting event.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Advertisement war continues ahead of Ind-Pak clash
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The digital war between the fans of India and Pakistan ahead of the World Cup clash between the two teams on Sunday doesn't seem to end.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Indian junior women thrash Belarus team 6-0
Baranovichi (Belarus), June 15 (IANS) Indias junior women's hockey team produced an inspired performance against the Belarus development team to record a 6-0 victory in their game on Saturday. With this, the team concluded their tour of Belarus recording two wins, two losses and a draw in the five games they played.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Belarus,Sports,Hockey
Pakistan for talks with India on equality: Qureshi
Bishkek, June 15 (IANS) Pakistan wants talks with India on the "basis of equality" and in a "dignified manner" and has said it's up to New Delhi to decide whether it wants to engage with Islamabad to reconcile issues.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
HK suspends controversial extradition bill
Hong Kong, June 15 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Saturday the "suspension" of her controversial proposed extradition bill which has generated massive opposition in the streets.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
MHA issues advisory to Bengal government on doctors' strike
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued an advisory to the West Bengal government on the ongoing strike by doctors and sought a report on the matter on priority, said sources familiar with the development.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Record books back India in clash of arch-rivals
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) India and Pakistan will face off in their World Cup clash on Sunday at Old Trafford in Manchester. The Indians have won all the six games that the two teams have played so far and the question on every Pakistan fan's mind is whether Sarfaraz Khan and his boys can finally turn the tide on the Men in Blue.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Centre seeks report from West Bengal on political violence
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Centre on Saturday sought a report from the West Bengal government on the measures it took to contain political violence in the state and the steps it took to bring the culprits to book.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Focus should be on collective responsibility to achieve goals: Modi at Niti Aayog meet
bns/arm
2019-06-15
Category: International, Germany,National,Politics
World War II bomb deactivated in Berlin
Berlin, June 15 (IANS) Bomb disposal squads on Saturday deactivated a 100-kg explosive dating back to the World War II that had been found in Berlins Alexanderplatz square.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Germany,Defence/Security
Nipah scare over, says Kerala Health Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (IANS) After one positive case and over 300 suspects, the scare of the second attack of Nipah virus in Kerala is over, state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja told the media on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
There's no platform quite like Bollywood: Divine
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Rapper Divine, set to amp up the cricket fever in Manchester with a live performance of his 'SockThem' anthem, is excited about taking his love for the sport to the next level.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Striking doctors reject Mamata's call for talks
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Striking junior doctors in West Bengal on Saturday once again turned down Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's proposal for talks at the state secretariat - Nabanna, and stuck to their stand that she would have to come down to NRS Medical College and Hospital to listen to their grievances.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
New compounding rule makes it difficult for tax evaders to get away
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Tightening the screws around tax evaders, the revised guidelines issued by the tax department has made serious offences of black money and 'benami' laws "generally" non-compoundable.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Thackeray, Sena MPs to visit Ayodhya on Sunday
Ayodhya, June 15 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will visit Ayodhya on Sunday along with his 18 party MPs. His wife Rashmi and son Aditya are also expected to join him.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Brathwaite reprimanded for breaching code of conduct
Dubai, June 15 (IANS) West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has received an official reprimand and received one demerit point for breaching the Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the England-West Indies game in the ongoing World Cup at the Hampshire Bowl on Friday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Underground fires in UP forests spark panic
Lakhimpur, June 15 (IANS) Underground fires in the forest ranges of Lakhimpur Kheri district in Uttar Pradesh have triggered panic among the local villagers who have started fleeing their homes as smoke has been seen emerging from cracks in the ground.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Biocon facilities receive European regulatory nod
Bengaluru, June 15 (IANS) The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has certified the Biocon drug product and substance facilities in the city's southern suburb for good manufacturing practice.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
I love to over-prepare: Alaia F
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Actress Pooja Bedi's daughter Alaia F, who is all set to make her debut in the upcoming Saif Ali Khan-starrer "Jawaani Jaaneman", says she loves to over-prepare for her character.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India lead Pakistan 6-0 in World Cup encounters
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Cricket is a religion both in India and Pakistan and a clash between the two arch-rivals in the field is no less than a war. Despite closure of bilateral ties, the two teams face-off in multi-nation events and so far, the Men in Blue have won all the six games they have played in World Cups.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
FIR against Srinagar Deputy Mayor, J&K Bank, officials
Srinagar, June 15 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Saturday registered an FIR against Deputy Mayor Sheikh Imran, officers of J&K Bank and government officials for misappropriation of subsidy worth crores of rupees to illegally benefit Sheikh's firm, Kehwa group.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Siddhant Chaturvedi opens up on his fitness routine
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Actor Siddhant Chaturvedi, loved for his on-screen role as MC Sher in "Gully Boy", says going to the gym is not his idea of fitness.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Punjab to prepare water management plan with Israel
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) To prepare a comprehensive master plan for the conservation and management of water resources to tackle declining ground water in Punjab, Water Resources Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria on Saturday met a three-member team of experts from Israel in Amritsar.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Centre seeks report from West Bengal on political violence
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Centre on Saturday sought a report from the West Bengal government on the measures it took to contain political violence in the state. It also directed the Mamata Banerjee-led government to investigate the incidents of violence in order to bring the culprits to book.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bountiful cherry crop in Himachal brings cheer to farmers
Shimla, June 15 (IANS) A good, sweet cherry crop -- largely organic as less pesticides are used in its cultivation -- has brought cheer to its growers in Himachal Pradesh, with production expected to be over 520 tonnes this season, up from 225 tonnes last year.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
ICC working closely with police & security services for Ind-Pak clash
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Sunday is not just any other day. Arch-rivals India and Pakistan are set to clash at the Old Trafford in Manchester and there is no denying the fact that it is one of the biggest rivalries on the cricket pitch.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Thousands of Swiss women protest for equal treatment
Geneva, June 15 (IANS) Thousands of women across Switzerland took to streets in protests demanding equal treatment and conditions compared with their male counterparts.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mamata, KCR and Amarinder to skip Niti Aayog meet
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her counterparts from Telangana K. Chandrashekhar Rao and Punjab Amarinder Singh will not attend the first meeting of the Niti Aayog governing council, to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Banerjee and Rao had also skipped the MOdi's swearing-ceremony on May 23.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Discovery of minor's body in Arizona sheds light on illegal Indian immigration
New York, June 15 (IANS) The discovery of the body of a seven-year-old Indian girl in a treacherous desert area in the state of Arizona has put the spotlight on rising illegal immigrants from India trying to cross into the US through Mexico.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sri Lanka opt to field against Australia (Toss)
London, June 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and elected to bowl against Australia in their World Cup fixture at the Kennington Oval on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
2003 game against Pak best memory apart from 2011 WC win: Tendulkar
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli might call it just another game to calm the nerves of his players ahead of Sunday's blockbuster meeting between India and Pakistan at the World Cup, but everyone knows that a clash between the arch-rivals on the cricket field is nothing short of a carnival. Emotions run high, players look to seize the moment and make a statement and even the fans want boasting rights till the two teams face-off next time.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
ASUS eyes 50% share in gaming laptop market in India
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) In the era of smartphone gaming where the PC market is declining, Taiwanese electronics major ASUS is aiming for 50 per cent market share in the gaming laptops segment in India while increasing its retail presence from 100 to 200 stores by the end of this year, a top company executive has said.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Cat filter accidentally used at Pakistan Ministers' live meet
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS) A press conference called by a Pakistani Minister soon turned into a 'comedy of errors' after the person running its live broadcast on Facebook accidentally activated the cat filter, a media report said on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
305 Lucknow cops booked for traffic violations in a day
Lucknow, June 15 (IANS) In what could be a major embarrassment for the Lucknow Police, as many as 305 policemen, including 155 traffic personnel, were booked for traffic violations in a day-long campaign in Lucknow on Friday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7 die while cleaning septic tank in Gujarat hotel
Vadodara, June 15 (IANS) As many as seven persons were asphyxiated to death in the wee hours of Saturday while cleaning the septic tank of a highway hotel in central Gujarat's Vadodara district.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hundreds of US police officers part of hate groups on FB
San Francisco, June 15 (IANS) Nearly 400 current and former police officers read and contribute to Facebook groups that promote a range of extremist ideologies including Islamophobia and racism, according to a new investigation by non-profit news organisation Reveal.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology
Akhilesh meets governor over law and order situation
Lucknow, June 15 (IANS) Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav met Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Saturday and handed over a memorandum about the deteriorating law and order situation, farmers plight and the governments apathy towards issues related to the common man.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Samsung pushes Galaxy Fold launch beyond July
Seoul, June 15 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung has further extended the launch of its much awaited foldable smartphone Galaxy Fold beyond July.
2019-06-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Amazon sued again for Alexa recording kids' voices
San Francisco, June 15 (IANS) In yet another lawsuit, Amazon has been sued by a Massachusetts woman, who on behalf of her 10-year-old daughter and children from eight other states, is seeking class-action status to sue the e-commerce giant.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Russia condemns attack on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman
Moscow, June 15 (IANS) The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned the attack against two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and called for refraining from making hasty accusations.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Have nothing to hide: Priyanka shares 5 life lessons
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra Jonas has some funny life lessons to share with her fans.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aditi Rao Hydari recalls her Telugu debut
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Actress Aditi Rao Hydari was nostalgic as her maiden Telugu film "Sammohanam" clocked a year since its release on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
People with downward head tilt look more dominant
Toronto, June 15 (IANS) Researchers have found that tucking the chin and lowering the head by just 10 degrees makes people seem more dominating.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Manmohan Singh meets Congress Chief Ministers
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday met Congress Chief Ministers and discussed issues to be taken up at the meeting of the governing council of Niti Aayog later in the day.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Anshuman Jha ensures sensitivity in playing gay man
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Actor Anshuman Jha, who features with Zarine Khan in a unique story of love with two central homosexual characters, says he wanted to steer clear from the conventional "Bollywoodisation" of such a role.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AI, machine learning help shrimp, vegetable farmers reap good harvest
Chennai, June 15 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning have entered aquaculture and agriculture farms in some states benefitting the farmers in cutting down their labour and the uncertainties of trial and error methods.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Technology
'Spotty showers' may affect much-awaited Ind-Pak clash
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) With just a day to go for the much-anticipated, high octane World Cup clash between India and Pakistan, cricket fans across the globe are praying that the rain gods stay away from Old Trafford on Sunday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
This child drummer holds seven world records
Lucknow, June 15 (IANS) Six-year-old Devaagyh Dixit is drumming up records - quite literally.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
HK Chief Executive postpones controversial bill
Hong Kong, June 15 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Saturday the "suspension" of her controversial proposed extradition law, which has generated massive opposition in the streets.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Husband drowns wife for refusing sex with Tantrik
Aligarh, June 15 (IANS) A young woman was allegedly drowned in a river by her husband after she refused to have sex with a tantrik (occultist), police said on Saturday. The womans husband Manpal and the occultist Sant Durga Das have been nabbed by the police.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Braces won't guarantee happiness, self-confidence
Sydney, June 15 (IANS) Braces can help you get straight teeth but it may not always bring happiness and self-confidence, a study suggests.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bengal doctors' strike continue for 5th day
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Health services in West Bengal's state-run hospitals remained partially disrupted on Saturday as the "cease work" by junior doctors, protesting against attacks on their colleagues and demanding adequate security measures, continued for the fifth day.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
India look to extend WC dominance over Pakistan (Preview)
Manchester, June 15 (IANS) After having their last fixture against New Zealand washed out, the Indian team will be raring to take the field when they face arch-rivals Pakistan in the most anticipated clash of the ongoing World Cup at the Old Trafford on Sunday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Mahesh Bhatt roots for better world for the disabled
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is all for more opportunities for disabled citizens.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AN-32 crash: Bad weather hampers operation to retrieve bodies
Itanagar, June 15 (IANS) A search operation to retrieve the mortal remains of six of the 13 people who were killed in the AN-32 crash on June 3 were hampered due to inclement weather in the area, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Society has unfortunate lenses to view humanity: Dia
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Actress Dia Mirza, who plays a Pakistani character in her maiden web series "Kaafir", says prejudice needs to be eradicated from the society.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Anupam Kher admires Anushka's 'cool attitude'
London, June 15 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher recently had a chit-chat session with his "favourite" actress Anushka Sharma in London.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Akshay urges fans not to start 'negative trends' online
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar has urged his fans not to indulge in any negative practice on social media regarding his upcoming film "Sooryavanshi".
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vinayak B. Raut named Shiv Sena group leader in LS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday appointed Vinayak B. Raut as the group leader of Shiv Sena's Parliamentary Party in the Lok Sabha.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Huawei postpones foldable Mate X shipments to September
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has delayed the market delivery of its foldable smartphone Mate X from June to September. Mate X was launched in February this year.
2019-06-15
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology
G-20 energy, environment chiefs meet amid M-E tensions
Tokyo, June 15 (IANS) G20 energy and environment ministers gathered in Japan on Saturday for talks likely to focus on energy security concerns following the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, as well as environmental issues.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Manmohan Singh meets Congress Chief Ministers
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday held a meeting with Congress Chief Ministers to discuss the issues to be taken up by them at the meeting of the governing council of Niti Aayog later in the day.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amazon's competitor to Instagram shuts down
San Francisco, June 15 (IANS) Amazon Spark, essentially a competitor to Instagram, has shut down less than two years since after its launch in July 2017.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rishi Kapoor looks fitter, better
New York, June 15 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, in a latest picture, looks fitter and better.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Russians mock Musk, sends toy car into space
Moscow, June 15 (IANS) Mocking SpaceX CEO Elon Musk launched a Tesla car into space in 2018, Russian scientists sent their own red car outside the Earth, but the car was actually just a toy.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology
31 test positive for HIV in Pakistan
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS) Thirty-one of 2,500 persons were found to be HIV positive during a screening programme for the virus conducted in Pakistan's Sindh province on Saturday, health authorities said
2019-06-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Doctors at Delhi's AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospital call off strike
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Resident Doctors Association (RDA) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Saturday called off its day-long strike announced in support of the protesting medicos in West Bengal
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
No levy rationalisation for telcos likely in Budget
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Union Budget is unlikely to propose any reduction in levies for telcos or allow them more time to clear their spectrum dues to the government, sources privy to the development said.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
ALERT: Prime Minister to chair Niti Aayog meeting today
rtp
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
'Sui Dhaaga' to compete in Shanghai
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharmas "Sui Dhaaga - Made in India" has been selected in the competition category at the Shanghai International Film Festival The Belt and Road Film Week.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Call on Marcus Stoinis to be made next week
London, June 15 (IANS) Marcus Stoinis will travel with Australia to Nottingham -- Australia's venue for the June 20 game against Bangladesh -- and there a final call would be made whether the injured all-rounder would remain in the squad for the rest of the World Cup or not.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Women's Hockey: Indian juniors draw with Belarus seniors
Baranovichi (Belarus), June 15 (IANS) India's junior women's hockey team produced a strong and mature performance in a 1-1 draw with the Belarus senior women's team in their fourth game of the five-match series.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Baranovichi,Sports,Hockey
3 Trinamool workers killed in Bengal's Murshidabad
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Three Trinamool Congress workers were allegedly shot dead in West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Saturday, police said.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
US concerned about N. Korean activities in Nepal
Kathmandu, June 15 (IANS) Amidst reports of growing activities of North Koreans in Nepal, Mark Lambert, the special US envoy for Pyongyang, has asked the Himalayan nation's government and politicians not to entertain North Koreans in the country.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Trump's birthday celebrated as #JohnMcCainDay on Twitter
San Francisco, June 15 (IANS) Taking a jib at US President Donald Trump on his 73rd birthday, thousands of Twitter users celebrated June 14 as #JohnMcCainDay on the micro-blogging platform.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Mandarin made mandatory in many Nepal schools: Report
Kathmandu, June 15 (IANS) Many schools across Nepal have made it mandatory for students to learn Mandarin lured by the Chinese government's offer to cover salaries of teachers who teach the language, a media report said on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Nepal,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bangladesh risks Sundarbans getting listed as World Heritage
Dhaka, June 15 (IANS) The official advisory organisation on natural World Heritage has recommended putting the Sundarbans on a list of 'natural sites in danger' as Bangladesh has continued implementing a coal-fired power plant project near the forest.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Morgan, Roy to undergo scans as England face injury woes
Southampton, June 15 (IANS) England would be desperately hoping that captain Eoin Morgan and in-form opener Jason Roy, who got injured during its match against West Indies, get fully fit before their next World Cup encounter against Afghanistan on Tuesday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019
Missing Kerala police officer found in Tamil Nadu
Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (IANS) A Circle Inspector of Kochi Police, who went missing on Thursday morning, was found in Tamil Nadu's Karur district on Saturday morning and is now being brought back to Kochi, his family said.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Denmark's Andersen takes over as UN Environment head
Nairobi, June 15 (IANS) Danish economist and environmentalist Inger Andersen on Saturday took up her new role as Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, promising to prioritise greater action on climate change, bio-diversity loss and pollution during her four-year tenure.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
Facebook to rank comments to make conversations meaningful
San Francisco, June 15 (IANS) In a move to make conversations on public posts more meaningful, Facebook has rolled out an update where it will rank comments to promote those that are most relevant to users.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Root is the glue that holds England together: Morgan
Southampton, June 15 (IANS) England skipper Eoin Morgan has showered praise on Joe Root, saying the star batsman is the glue that holds the team together.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Coutinho stars as Brazil win Copa America opener
Sao Paulo (Brazil), June 15 (IANS) Philippe Coutinho scored two second-half goals as Brazil kicked off their Copa America with a 3-0 victory over Bolivia.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Play responsibly, avoid careless shots: Holder to batsmen
Southampton, June 15 (IANS) West Indies skipper Jason Holder has urged his batsmen to play more responsibly and take ownership of their innings after England thumped them by eight wickets in their World Cup clash at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
The budget and beyond (Column: Active Voice)
How does one determine the finances of a country where the growth rate is slowing, banks are sceptical to lend and tightening fiscal space leaves little scope for adventurism? That is the impossible conundrum facing Nirmala Sitharaman, Indias first woman Finance Minister in the Modi governments new Cabinet. It will be interesting to note how she addresses these pertinent issues facing the Indian economy when she rises up in Parliament on July 5 to deliver her Budget address.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Don't regulate us for the sake of it: Pichai
New York, June 15 (IANS) Facing an anti-trust probe from the US government, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has cautioned against those who may want to regulate the tech giants "for the sake of regulating."
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Expats in UAE gear up for India-Pakistan WC match
Dubai, June 15 (IANS) Indian expats in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are gearing up for the World Cup clash between India and Pakistan in Manchester on Sunday, with some hoping that the match doesn't get washed away by the rain, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,World Cup 2019
Close to $1bn approved for environment, climate action
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Countries have approved programmes and projects worth almost $1 billion to tackle growing threats to the environment and to help some of the earth's most vulnerable people adapt to climate change at two consecutive Global Environment Facility (GEF) meetings in Washington this week, it was announced on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Effective policies, not deadlines, the need of the hour (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
As India looks to balance its twin needs of clean energy and increased energy demand, a look at policies that may help in expediting the process is worthwhile. Additionally, there are valuable lessons that can be learnt from other sectors that can significantly assist in taking a call between effective policies and time-bound ones.
2019-06-15
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Returning astronauts to moon in 2024 could cost $30bn: NASA
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Returning astronauts to the moon in 2024 could cost about $30 billion, or roughly the same price tag as the Apollo 11 spaceflight when factoring in inflation, NASA has said.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Trump rejects firing Conway over violating law
Washington, June 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has rejected firing his aide Kellyanne Conway for several violations of a law banning high government officials from using their positions to influence elections.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Armed man arrested outside New Jersey school
Washington, June 15 (IANS) A US man armed with a handgun and numerous rounds of ammunition, was arrested outside an elementary school in New Jersey, authorities said.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'The Big Bash' of the World Cup 2019 (Column: Close-in)
England's famous ground, the Old Trafford in Manchester, has been a historic venue for Indian cricket. There have been some wonderful moments and equally depressing ones as well. But, overall, India has come out with some magnificent performances there.
2019-06-15
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Opinion/Commentary,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Gulf of Oman attacks trigger high security on shipping routes
Muscat, June 15 (IANS) Governments and tanker companies were stepping up efforts to protect key shipping routes as the US and Iran traded accusations over attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a waterway traversed by over a third of the world's seaborne crude oil.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Oman,Politics
Muslim students bag 80% of government scholarships
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Students from the Muslim community received about 80 per cent of total scholarships offered under 20 Central government schemes in 2018-19, official data shows.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Rail ticket scam: After nabbing touts, now role of insiders under scanner
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) After launching its biggest crackdown on railway ticket agents and touts, the Special Intelligence Branch of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) is now probing the role of insiders involved in the racket which runs into several crores.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PM writes personal letter to village pradhans on saving rainwater
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Concerned about the water crisis in rural areas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a personal letter to 'Gram Pradhans'(village chiefs) requesting them to conserve rainwater during the forthcoming monsoon.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
US stocks end lower on tech sector weakness
New York, June 15 (IANS) US stocks suffered losses, pressured by the weakness in tech sector.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Gulf tanker attacks: UN calls for independent probe
United Nations, June 15 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an independent investigation into this week's attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Chandrababu Naidu frisked at Vijayawada airport
Vijayawada, June 15 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and now leader of opposition N. Chandrababu Naidu had to undergo frisking at Gannavaram Airport here late Friday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Indian boat, 10 crew members rescued in Omani waters
Muscat, June 15 (IANS) An Indian boat and 10 of its drowning crew members have been rescued 6.4 km off the Omani port city of Dhalkut, Omani authorities said.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Oman,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump thanks Abe for efforts to ease US-Iran tensions
Washington, June 15 (IANS) U.S. President Donald Trump spoke over phone with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Iran and bilateral trade.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Huawei Mate X foldable phone passes 3C certification
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei's foldable smartphone Mate X has passed the Chinese 3C certification mark, a mandatory product certification system with the aim of protecting consumer security, under model number TAH-AN00.
2019-06-15
Category: International, China,Technology
Redmi phone with 64MP camera in works: Report
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi might now bring Samsung's 64MP sensor on board with its next smartphone.
2019-06-15
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology
Crime Branch nabs arms supplier in Delhi
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Crime Branch of the Delhi police has arrested a cab driver who allegedly supplied firearms to various criminal gangs active in Najafgarh, Dwarka and Uttam Nagar areas, the police said on Friday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Krygyz Republic raise ties to strategic partnership
Bishkek, June 15 (IANS) India and Kyrgyz Republic on Friday raised their bilateral relationship to level of a "strategic partnership" and signed a slew of agreements including on a bilateral investment treaty.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Delhi police responds to Kejriwal's attacks on twitter
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Responding to attacks of Delhi Chief Minister on the law and order situation of the national capital, the Delhi police took to twitter and presented the recent data that supported the department, overseen by the Union Home Ministry.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Juvenile among 2 shot dead in outer Delhi
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Two persons, including a juvenile, were shot dead in two separate incidents in outer Delhi's Bhalswa area, the police said on Friday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bishop Franco cartoon row: BJP flays LDF, UDF's 'hypocrisy'
Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (IANS) The BJP's Kerala unit on Friday hit out at the "hypocritical stance" of the state's ruling LDF and the opposition UDF on the now controversial award winning cartoon, which allegedly depicts rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal in an indecent manner.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
45 individuals to get Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar announces Sahitya Akademi
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Sahitya Akademi on Friday announced winners of Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar. In all 45 individuals will be awarded for their work in the field of literature.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
AAP rebel MLA sharpens attack amid 'switch-over' talk
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) With the summers revealing poor state of water management in the capital, BJP leaders along with rebel Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Colonel Devinder Sehrawat will be visiting the Bijwasan assembly constituency where they will interact with the locals on the scarcity of water in the area.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Android phones found in Chautala's Tihar jail cell
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) A week after IANS reported how internet telephony was helping gangsters make a killing from NCR jails, authorities in Tihar jail conducted a surprise check and found two high-end Android mobile phones hidden beneath the bedsheet of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala who is lodged there, an officer said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
ED files case against Bengaluru firm for Ponzi scheme
Bengaluru, June 14 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a money laundering case against city-based IMA Jewels for operating an alleged Ponzi scheme and swindling crores of rupees from thousands of investors, an official said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India might impose retaliatory import tariffs on 29 US items
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India might finally go ahead to impose retaliatory import tariffs against some US goods, sources said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Seer who 'forecast' Digvijaya victory not allowed to end life
Bhopal, June 14 (IANS) Seer Bairagyanand Giri, who announced he would opt for 'samadhi' (live burial) after Congress leader Digvijaya Singh lost the Lok Sabha election to BJP's Sadhvi Pragya contrary to his prophecy, was on Friday denied permission by the administration to end his life voluntarily.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Kerala-TN IS module case: NIA arrests another sympathizer
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) The NIA on Friday arrested an Islamic State sympathizer from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu in its ongoing probe against Kerala-Tamil Nadu module, the agency said.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Look to learn by watching Kohli: Babar Azam
Manchester, June 14 (IANS) Two two days before the marquee India-Pakistan clash in the World Cup, highly-rated Pakistan batsman Babar Azam said on Friday that he always tried to learn from India skipper Virat Kohli.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Congress CMs, key leaders meet over dinner at Nath's house (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Amid the crisis in the Congress over party chief Rahul Gandhi's insistence to step down from his post, Congress' Chief Ministers and some other senior leaders met here over dinner at the residence of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two members of Thak-Thak gang held
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Delhi police nabbed two members of infamous 'Thak Thak gang' involved in stealing wallets from cars halting at red traffic signals, the police said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KCR meets Maharashtra CM, invites him for project inauguration
Hyderabad, June 14 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao called on his Maharashtra counterpart Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai and invited him for the inauguration of the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project on June 21.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Mamata's invitation for talks declined by striking doctors
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Striking junior doctors on Friday rejected a proposal from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for talks at the state secretariat Nabanna, and stuck to their stand that she would have to come down to the NRS Medical College and Hospital to listen to their grievances and apologise for having cast aspersions on them.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Youth attempts suicide after hacking girl in Chennai
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) A youth on Friday attacked a young girl with a sickle before jumping in front of a moving train at the Chetpet railway station here, the police said.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government should frame tax-friendly SEZ policy: Nasscom
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Recommending measures to be taken for the IT industry in the upcoming general budget, IT industry's apex body Nasscom said that the government should frame a tax-friendly policy for Special Economic Zones (SEZ) for a period of 20 years.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Delhi Congress leaders demand Chacko's resignation over LS poll debacle
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Some Delhi Congress leaders on Friday demanded resignation of Congress General Secretary and Delhi in-charge P.C. Chacko following the party's dismal performance in the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi stays hot on Friday, may see respite on Saturday
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) There was no relief from the intense heat for the national capital's people on Friday with the mercury touching 43.7 degrees Celsius, four notches above the average. There could be some respite by Saturday evening.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rajnath reviews progress in critical defence technologies
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday reviewed the progress of research and development activities in defence technologies at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) headquarters here.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
India's May merchandise exports up 4%, imports rise 4.31% (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India's merchandise exports rose 3.93 per cent on a year-on-year basis in May to $29.99 billion from $28.86 billion reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Congress CMs, key leaders meet over dinner at Nath's house
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Amid the crisis in the Congress over party chief Rahul Gandhi's insistence to step down from his post, Congress' Chief Ministers and some other senior leaders met here over dinner at the residence of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Yogi warns Noida builders: Fulfil promises or face music
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) In the backdrop of fraud and cheating cases involving builders, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday held a meeting with them along with all the three authorities' officials on his review visit to Gautam Buddh Nagar. The Chief Minister is learnt to have told the builders to fulfil the promises made by them or be ready to face the music.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's growth a big factor for stability, hope in world: Modi
Bishkek, June 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the world economy was transforming fast and growth of a big economy like India and its technological progress was a big factor for stability and hope in the world.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Modi to chair Niti Aayog meet on Saturday
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the fifth governing council meeting of the Niti Aayog on Saturday with structural reforms in agriculture, drought situation and relief measures, challenges in transforming aspirational districts and security related issues high on the agenda.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SCO members for concerted effort against cross-border terror
Bishkek, June 14 (IANS) The SCO on Friday called for closer coordination among the international community over terrorism's cross-border threat and sought comprehensive measures to intensify efforts against terrorism and its ideology and to eliminate the factors that promote it.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Prannoy, Radhika Roy barred from holding any key position in NDTV
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Securities market regulator SEBI on Friday debarred NDTV's promoters Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy from holding any key managerial positions in the Board or the management of the news channel company for being "involved in fraudulent acts".
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Media
Sri Lanka complain to ICC about 'unfair' pitches
London, June 14 (IANS) Sri Lanka manager Ashantha de Mel on Friday complained to the International Cricket Council (ICC) about the "unfair" pitches provided for the island nation's matches in the ongoing World Cup so far.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
India thrash Japan 7-2 to enter FIH Series final
Bhubaneswar, June 14 (IANS) India tore apart reigning Asian Games champion Japan 7-2 in a one-sided encounter to storm into the summit clash of the FIH Series Finals hockey tournament here on Friday, assuring themselves a place in the year end's Olympic qualifying event.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Five policemen killed in Maoist attack in Jharkhand
Ranchi, June 14 (IANS) Five policemen were killed in a Maoist attack at Jharkhand's Saraikela district on Friday, police said.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Root shows way as England thrash Windies by 8 wickets
Southampton, June 14 (IANS) England rode Joe Root's unbeaten 16th ODI hundred and brilliance of their fast bowlers to register a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over a listless West Indies in a lopsided World Cup encounter at The Rose Bowl here on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
FIR against BJD MP for abusing woman scribe
Bhubaneswar, June 14 (IANS) A woman journalist on Friday filed a complaint against Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Anubhav Mohanty for allegedly misbehaving and assaulting her.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Requested Shah to soften PM's heart on special status: Jagan
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday said that he had asked Union Home Minister Amit Shah at their meeting here to "soften the Prime Minister's heart" on their demand for special category status to his state.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Economists suggest IBC-type law for NBFCs, push for e-comm for jobs
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Leading economists and experts on Friday suggested the Finance Ministry take measures for incentivising digital transactions, focusing on job-oriented growth, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC)-type framework for NBFC sector, infusing capital in banks and tapping into e-commerce's potential for job growth to revive the economy.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Xi says China wants Indo-Pak ties to improve
Bishkek/Beijing, June 14 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday that Beijing was for the improvement in ties between New Delhi and Islamabad but at the same time pushed for the expansion of the controversial China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC), a multi-billion dollar connectivity project that has caused tensions among the three Asian nations.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
NHRC notice to UP police chief on journalist's thrashing
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Uttar Pradesh's Director General of Police demanding a detailed report of the incident of the thrashing of a journalist by railway police personnel in the state's Shamli earlier this week.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights
HC quashes DU's new admission norms
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside Delhi University's new admission norms for undergraduate courses.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi, Imran exchange pleasantries in Bishkek
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), June 14 (IANS) Amid the deep chill in bilateral ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan exchanged pleasantries on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit here on Friday, according to sources.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
HC quashes DU's new admission norms
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside Delhi University's new admission norms for undergraduate courses.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Another Trinamool leader's son raises his voice, stands with NRS docs
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Trinamool leader and Lok Sabha MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar's son, himself a doctor by profession, on Friday strongly condemned the attack on junior doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital here.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Delhi medicos 'cease work' in solidarity with Bengal docs, IMA calls strike
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) As the crisis in the healthcare services deepened because of the doctors' strike in West Bengal and a number of other states, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday also called for a nationwide strike on June 17, while demanding safe working conditions for doctors.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Yogi underlines qualitative improvement in education
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the concerned officials to establish contact with the district-level education officers in order to ensure qualitative improvement in educational standards in the state.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Naveen, Dharmendra discuss employment generation in Odisha
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday discussed ways to work together for economic progress and employment generation in the state.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ragpicker kills lover over suspicion of new affair
Hyderabad, June 14 (IANS) A ragpicker murdered his lover after calling her for a drink at a graveyard on the outskirts of Hyderabad, police said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will strengthen Congress in UP, no alliances: Scindia
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) AICC General Secretary in charge of western Uttar Pradesh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, said here on Friday that strengthening the Congress organisational structure was the top priority of the party in UP.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Nipah alert in Guna, Gwalior; advisories issued
Bhopal, June 14 (IANS) The death of hundreds of bats in Madhya Pradesh's Guna district has raised alarm in the area and fear of the spread of the Nipah virus. The administrations in Guna and Gwalior districts issued health advisories on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
India unhappy over Pakistan not giving visa to official Sikh jatha
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India has registered a strong protest at Pakistan governments refusal to grant visa to an "official jatha" comprising 87 pilgrims who wanted to go there on the martyrdom day of Sikh Guru Arjan Dev, sources said here on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Hexaware acquires US-based Mobiquity for $182 mn
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) IT services company Hexaware Technologies on Friday announced the acquisition of US-based digital services company Mobiquity for $182 million.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
300 farmers submit memo, demand industry in Singur
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Close to 300 farmers in West Bengal's Singur, which had witnessed a violent anti-land acquisition stir over a decade back, signed a memorandum and submitted their land ownership bills demanding reindustrialisation in the area, a state BJP leader said.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Data Protection Bill finalised: IT Minister Prasad
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has finalised the much-anticipated Personal Data Protection Bill, Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Friday. The next required step is a Cabinet approval before the Bill goes to the Parliament.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Assam CM discusses state's issues with Shah, Rajnath
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed various issues of his state with them.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Attack on doctors should be non-bailable: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Amid country-wide protests by doctors in solidarity with the striking doctors of West Bengal, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday urged the government to pass a law that makes any attack on doctors a non-bailable offence.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kothari's run ends at Pacific International billiards meet
Melbourne, June 14 (IANS) Peter Gilchrist, a former multiple world billiards champion from Singapore, brought Sourav Kothari's run to a halt at the Pacific International snooker billiards championship played at the Yarraville Club here on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Twitter, Instagram users go 'blue' in support of Sudan
Khartoum (Sudan), June 14 (IANS) In a bid to raise awareness about the current volatile situation in Sudan, social media users in large numbers have turned their profile picture blue.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Sudan,Politics,Technology
Modi, Imran exchange pleasantries in Bishkek
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), June 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan exchanged pleasantries on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit here on Friday, according to sources.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Celebrities join docs in Kolkata rally demanding dialogue
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Expressing solidarity with the protesting doctors of West Bengal, a number of film personalities, singers, painters, civil right activists and common people on Friday participated in a 2-kilometre march here alongside medicos of various hospitals.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab gets Rs 57 lakh GST refund on 'langar' in gurdwaras
Chandigarh, June 14 (IANS) The Centre has released Rs 57 lakh as refund on the GST charged on raw materials used to prepare food at 'langars' or community kitchens in gurdwaras, including at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Aviation Minister offers hope as Jet Airways sinks deep
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Amid dwindling hopes of Jet Airways' revival, Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday exuded confidence that a solution would be found for the defunct carrier.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Goa CM urges Mines Minister to restart mining in state
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday met Union Minister of State for Mines Prahlad Joshi and requested his intervention to restart mining in the coastal state, which was banned by the Supreme Court last year.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Body of 7-year-old Indian girl found in Arizona desert
Washington, June 14 (IANS) The body of a 7-year-old Indian girl was found in a remote desert area in the US state of Arizona earlier this week, according to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights
Doctors across India protest Bengal assault, patients seek solution (Roundup)
New Delhi/Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Doctors, including kin of top Trinamool Congress leaders, held protests across the country on Friday in solidarity with their agitating colleagues in West Bengal even as Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and relatives of patients urged both sides to end the impasse which has crippled the state's healthcare system.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
CCTVs in Maharashtra's Monkey Hill avert railway accident
Pune, June 14 (IANS) The cameras installed in the Monkey Hill area in the Bhor Ghat section of the railways between Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra have started paying dividends, with these helping to avert a major accident by recording a landslide on the tracks.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Technology
Iran: US trying to sabotage diplomacy in Middle East
Tehran, June 14 (IANS) Iran on Friday accused the US and its allies of trying to sabotage diplomacy in the Middle East and blamed it for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
IL&FS moment stares at highly leveraged infra firms
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Over half-a-dozen companies, mostly from capital intensive sectors such as infrastructure, power generation and construction could face severe financial distress leading to IL&FS like moment, a new report taking note of their high debt has shown.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
India's May merchandise exports up 4%, imports rise 4.31%
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India's merchandise exports rose 3.93 per cent on a year-on-year basis in May to $29.99 billion from $28.86 billion reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP leaders meet Bengal Governor, seek permanent solution for Darjeeling
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Accusing the Mamata Banerjee-led government of unleashing a "reign of terror" in the Darjeeling hills following the declaration of the Lok Sabha election results, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday met West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi seeking a permanent political solution for the region.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
18 of 'Super 30' students crack IIT-JEE Advance
Patna, June 14 (IANS) Mathematician Anand Kumar's Super 30 has once again achieved a commendable success rate as its 18 out of 30 candidates cracked the JEE Advance for admission to India's IITs.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
Sreedharan writes to Modi asking to reject Kejriwal's free metro rides for women
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Former Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Chairman E Sreedharan has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him not to agree to the Delhi government's proposal of free rides for women in the Metro.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Major Brands to invest Rs 260 cr in network expansion
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) Major Brands (India), the Indian franchisee for several international lifestyle products, will be investing around Rs 260 crore over the next four years in expanding its retail network and setting up a warehouse in South India, a top company official said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Israel ready to help India in dealing with water shortage
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) At a time when several parts of India are facing acute water shortage and drought situation, Israel has expressed its keenness to share its experience in dealing with desertification and water management, in which it is a world leader.
2019-06-14
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UN envoy meets Hamas leaders in Gaza
Gaza, June 14 (IANS) UN Envoy to the Middle East Nicolai Mladinov met Islamic Hamas movement's leaders in Gaza on Friday to help defuse growing tension with Israel, the media reported.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Diplomacy,Politics
Doctors in Andhra, Telangana stage protests
Hyderabad/Vijayawada, June 14 (IANS) Doctors in the government-run and private hospitals in Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Friday staged protests to express their solidarity with the protesting doctors in Kolkata.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
RPF nab 387 touts in pan India operation
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) As part of its "Operation Thunder", the Railway Protection Force (RPF) have arrested 387 touts from 141 cities across the country, recovering over 22,000 tickets worth around Rs 33 lakh, the RPF said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal patients face the brunt of doctors' protests
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Amidst the protests, demands, ultimatums and apologies, a three-month-old child with spinal cord problem and other patients coming from various districts of West Bengal faced the brunt of the state-run hospitals doctors' strike as the stalemate entered its fourth day on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
UK regulator bans harmful gender stereotypes in ads
London, June 14 (IANS) Britain's Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP), which is in charge of writing advertising codes across Britain, announced on Friday that its new rule banning harmful gender stereotypes in advertisements has come into force.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights
Smoking may impair blood pressure autocorrect system
New York, June 14 (IANS) Smoking may increase the risk of developing hypertension by impairing the body's blood pressure autocorrect system, warn researchers.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Turkey to retaliate if US imposes sanctions over S-400 deal
Ankara, June 14 (IANS) Turkey will retaliate if the US imposes sanctions over its purchase of the S-400 air defence systems from Russia, the country's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
DMK MLA Radhamani dead
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) DMK legislator K. Radhamani died on Friday morning.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Reality is cautionary, not scary: Deepa Mehta
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) The dystopian world of Deepa Mehta's "Leila' is not a subliminal, but a blunt reminder of the world that could be in reality. An acclaimed filmmaker, whose brand of cinema has been fearless in confronting the harsh truths of the society, says showcasing reality is merely cautionary and not meant to be scary.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Tensions in Persian Gulf, rise in oil prices dent equities (Roundup)
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Rising geo-political tensions in the Persian Gulf region along with concerns over a slowdown in global economic growth subdued Indian equity markets on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India's merchandise exports up 4% in May
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India's merchandise exports rose 4 per cent on a year-on-year basis in May to $29.99 billion from $28.86 billion reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PIL in SC seeks directions on safety and security of doctors
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The issue of the safety and security of on-duty doctors reached the Supreme Court on Friday. A plea has been filed seeking the court's direction to the Centre and the West Bengal government to provide an "enabling environment" for doctors in government hospitals across the country.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Fuel, manufactured items ease India's May WPI to 2.45% (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Lower prices of manufactured items and key transportation fuels eased India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices to 2.45 per cent in May from 3.07 per cent in April, official data showed on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ALERT: India's May merchandise export up 4%
rv/sn/arm
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
UK Health Secretary quits Tory leadership race
London, June 14 (IANS) British Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Friday pulled out of the race for the country's next Prime Minister, the media reported on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Heavy red meat eaters at increased risk of death
New York, June 14 (IANS) Increasing red meat consumption, particularly processed red meat, is associated with a higher risk of death, researchers warned.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Saraighat Bridge will reopen by June 20: NF Railway
Guwahati, June 14 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway on Friday said that it will complete the repair work on the historical Saraighat Bridge by June 20.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society
Armed heist in Muthoot's Nashik branch, auditor killed
Nashik (Maharashtra), June 14 (IANS) At least four dacoits carried out a daring daylight robbery at the Muthoot Finance office here, in which one auditor was shot dead and two staffers injured, police said.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two youth arrested for raping woman in Panaji
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) The Panaji Police arrested two persons on Friday for allegedly raping a 40-year-old woman.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smart ways to style your bottom wear
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) If you want to up your style game, just wearing trendy bottoms like boyfriend jeans and culottes is not the answer. Styling them ensures you stand out and look like a diva, say experts.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shutting down casinos not practical, says Goa Minister
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) A month after Goa BJP president Vinay Tendulkar said that the party had urged the BJP-led state government to consider shutting down casinos, state Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral on Friday said that this step was "not practical" because of the employment they generate and ancillary businesses which the industry feeds off.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Apple music software update taps power of new Mac Pro
San Francisco, June 14 (IANS) Apple on Friday released a new version of Logic Pro X, its professional music production software, with optimisations that take advantage of the power of the new Mac Pro.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
NAB arrests Zardari's sister in fake bank accounts case
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Pakistan's anti-graft watchdog on Friday arrested former President Asif Ali Zardari's sister and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Faryal Talpur in a case related to money laundering through fake bank accounts.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Jaya Prada's petition against Azan Khan dismissed
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has dismissed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaya Pradas petition seeking the disqualification of Samajwadi Party (SP) MP Mohd Azam Khan.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Jagan meets Shah, raises special status for Andhra
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and raised the issue of special category status for his state as well as amicable settlement of all contentious issues with neighbouring Telangana.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
New lithium-ion battery charges for 300 km in 10 mins
Hangzhou, June 14 (IANS) Chinese researchers have developed a high-energy Lithium-ion Battery (LIB) technology, which could enable a running distance of 300 km per 10 minutes of charging.
2019-06-14
Category: International, China,Technology
UP stares at a drought-like situation
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is staring at a drought-like situation with a deficient pre-monsoon rainfall this year.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Wood & Archer steal show as Windies fold up for 212
Southampton, June 14 (IANS) England's Jofra Archer and Mark Wood blew West Indies away with serious pace as they were bundled out for just 212 in 44.4 overs, in their World Cup clash on Friday. Archer (3/30) and Wood (3/18) got support from Chris Woakes (1/16) as Nicholas Pooran was the sole batsman who looked good during his 63 off 78 balls (3x4, 1x6).
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Private operators' plan for aircraft security hits air pocket
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The plan of private airport operators to hire staff from the grounded Jet Airways for security-related work has hit an air pocket with the Civil Aviation Ministry mulling the issue of a clarification to its March 2019 notification that reserves these functions only for airlines.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indonesian opposition demands annulment of polls
Jakarta, June 14 (IANS) The legal team of Indonesias opposition leader on Friday demanded the annulment of the April general elections due to alleged irregularities.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Indonesia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Kabir Singh' getting a live concert in Pune
Pune, June 14 (IANS) The makers of "Kabir Singh" are set to organise a live concert here on Saturday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Apple CEO visits White House, meets Trump: Report
San Francisco, June 14 (IANS) Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly visited the White House and met US President Donald Trump and his eldest daughter Ivanka Trump as part of his work with the White House workforce advisory board.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bhushan Kumar receives Guinness World Records certificate
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Bhushan Kumar has been felicitated with an official certificate from Guinness World Records as T-Series became the first YouTube channel to reach 100 million subscribers.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
UK court sets Assange US extradition hearing for 2020
London, June 14 (IANS) The full extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US will begin in February 2020, a London court ruled on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Assam CM meets Shah and Rajnath, discusses state's issues
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed various issues of his state with them.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rain-threat on Akhtar's mind ahead of Indo-Pak clash
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has joked that rain may reign supreme in the marquee World Cup clash between India and Pakistan in Manchester on Sunday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
As an actor, I keep my political views aside: Mohit
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Mohit Raina, who is gearing up for the premiere of his first web series "Kaafir" that is set in Kashmir, says as a professional actor he keeps his political views aside.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP to begin membership drive from July 6
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will begin its membership drive from July 6, the birth anniversary of its founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee, and continue it till August 10. The saffron party claims to have 11 crore members at present.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Learn to speak Bengali to stay in Bengal: Mamata
Kanchrapara (West Bengal), June 14 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday fired a fresh salvo at "outsiders" saying those who are living in Bengal will have to learn to speak in Bengali.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
IT companies in Chennai face water crisis
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) Officials in the information technology sector in Chennai's Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) agree the water shortage situation in the business district is grim but say they are managing the issue for now.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Thailand charges crew of stranded Rohingya boat
Bangkok, June 14 (IANS) Five Myanmar boat crew-members and the Thai captain of the vessel found stranded on a southern Thai island with 65 Rohingya Muslims have been charged with people smuggling, the police said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Air Force aerospace safety review conducted in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, June 14 (IANS) A pan-Indian Air Force aerospace safety review was conducted here on Friday, highlighting core concerns on aerospace safety in Maintenance Command.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Afghanistan, South Africa look for maiden win (Preview)
Cardiff (Wales), June 14 (IANS) South Africa were never seen as one of the favourites to reach the last four of the ongoing World Cup largely due to their inexperienced batting line-up.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Smartphone growth in emerging markets to continue in 2019
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The smartphone market, which is still reeling under the first ever annual decline in 2018, is poised to grow in the emerging markets, a new report by Counterpoint Research said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Rijiju meets athletes for morning jog, breakfast
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Athletes at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium were in for a surprise on Friday morning as they were joined by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju for a morning jog. Rijiju was keen to meet athletes during their training session for a first-hand experience of the sporting facilities being extended to them.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Uddhav-led Thackeray memorial panel chose architect on own: RTI
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) A panel, headed by ruling NDA constituent Shiv Sena's President Uddhav Thackeray, has reportedly bypassed the Maharashtra government to select a prominent architect for the planned Balasaheb Thackeray Memorial, a RTI reply has revealed.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Thumb fracture no deterrent as Dhawan sweats it out in the gym
Nottingham, June 14 (IANS) Opener Shikhar Dhawan is not letting his injury get the better of him as he strives to recover fast and get back to playing for India in the ongoing World Cup.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Pakistan mulls over revision of civil servants' retirement age
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Ministry of Finance to find ways to revise service structure of civil servants by increasing retirement age of competent officials and an early retirement of dead wood.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Delhi HC Bar Association condemns UP Bar Council chief's murder
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) on Friday condemned the murder of Uttar Pradesh Bar Council President Darwesh Singh Yadav.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Harsh Vardhan appeals to doctors to end their strike
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday urged the agitating doctors to end their strike and appealed to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to withdraw her ultimatum against the doctors in her state, which triggered strikes across the country.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Government made Rs 15.50 cr from NEET counselling in 2018-19
Bhopal, June 14 (IANS) The Central government earned Rs 15.50 crore in 2018-19 through counselling for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions in medical colleges in the country, according to information received under the RTI.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Fans gear up for high-octane clash between India & Pakistan
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) With fans willing to pay any amount to watch India-Pakistan fight it out at Manchester on Sunday, the expected hullabaloo around the age-old marquee fixture is at an all-time high, days before the action gets underway.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Kunal Kapoor's 'Noblemen' to release on June 28
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kapoor-starrer psychological drama "Noblemen" will release on June 28.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
True wireless hearables market reaches 17.5mn in Q1 2019
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Apple's market share in the true wireless hearables segment failed to grow despite the launch of its second generation AirPods as the global market for true wireless hearables reached 17.5 million units in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, growing 40 per cent quarter-on-quarter, a new report by Counterpoint Research said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Will start movement for return of ballot papers: Mamata
Kanchrapara (West Bengal) June 14 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday intensified her demand for the return of the ballot paper system in polling and said her party will start a movement with this demand on the July 21 Martyr's Day Rally.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
AAP asks MEA to ensure return of two women from Punjab stranded abroad
Chandigarh, June 14 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators from Punjab on Friday met officials of the Ministry of External Affairs, urging them to ensure the safe return of two Punjabi women "trapped" in Australia and Kuwait.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Politics
Pakistan-bound Sikh pilgrims stranded at Attari
Amritsar, June 14 (IANS) At least 130 Sikh pilgrims heading for Pakistan were left stranded at the Attari railway station on Friday as the Indian government did not grant them permission to cross the international border.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Southern Railway withdraws circular on Hindi usage
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) The Southern Railway on Friday withdrew its circular that instructed station masters and train operation control officials to communicate only in Hindi or in English to avoid misunderstanding.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Decision amending admission criteria was taken after discussions: DU
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Defending its decision to amend the admission eligibility criteria for undergraduate courses, Delhi University (DU) on Friday told the Delhi High Court that the new admission norms were formed after holding discussions with the stakeholders and experts in the fields.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
I&B Ministry issues TV channels advisory for credits language
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has advised private satellite TV channels to display the castings/credits/titles of Hindi and regional languages TV serials in those languages as well.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media
Beatbox Entertainment brings revolution in studio designing
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Recording studio designing has been taken to the next level by Beatbox Entertainment Pvt Ltd, which celebrated its success story with industry members here recently.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Lava Z62 launched in India for Rs 6,060
New Delhi June 14 (IANS) Domestic smartphone manufacturer Lava on Friday launched its new budget smartphone Lava Z62 for Rs 6,060 in India.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Abe fails to broker dialogue between Iran, US
Tokyo, June 14 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a two-day trip to Iran sought to mediate a de-escalation in tensions between Washington and Tehran and offer to broker dialogue between the two countries, but his bid was rejected by Iran, officials here said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Politics
Android phones found in ex-Haryana CM Chautala's Tihar jail cell
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) A week after IANS reported how internet telephony was helping gangsters make a killing from NCR jails, authorities in Tihar jail conducted a surprise check and found two high-end Android mobile phones hidden beneath the bedsheet and pillow of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala who is lodged there, an officer said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Antony declines to be Congress chief, Venugopal's no to new post
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The crisis in the Congress is showing no signs of ending, with one of its senior-most leaders A.K. Antony turning down an offer to be the party President, a post which Rahul Gandhi is adamant on quitting in wake of the Lok Sabha electoral debacle.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tata Comm divests 26% stakes in Singapore data centre biz
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Tata Communications has divested its remaining 26 per cent stake in its Singapore-based subsidiary engaged in the data centre business.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Aparna Sen appeals to 'Ma' Mamata as doctors strike worsens
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is like a "guardian", a "mother", said renowned actor-filmmaker Aparna Sen as she appealed to the Trinamool chief to "change her stance a bit" and take a more humane view of the threats faced by doctors.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bengal doctors opt for mass resignation
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) In the wake of cease-work at state-run hospitals in West Bengal, doctors of four Medical colleges on Friday submitted mass resignations.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ananth Mahadevan's award-winning bio-docu releases on Sunday
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Acclaimed actor-filmmaker Ananth Mahadevan's award-winning bio-docu, "Village Of A Lesser God" -- his labour of love which took a staggering six years to make -- will premiere at a special function here on Sunday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi doctors on token strike, demand security
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) In solidarity with the striking doctors of West Bengal, doctors of several hospitals of Delhi, including the AIIMS, went on a token strike affecting health services in the capital.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Key to good health, wellbeing: 2 hours a week with nature
London, June 14 (IANS) If you are looking for that elusive secret to good health and wellbeing, your search may stop now as a new large-scale study has found that spending just two hours a week in the neighbourhood park may do wonders for your mind and body.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
UP Police attaches BSP MP's house in rape case
Varanasi, June 14 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Police attached the house of BSP MP Atul Rai on Friday for not presenting himself before the court in an alleged rape case.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Social sector seeks fiscal sops in Budget
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The social sector has sought several proactive steps from the Finance Minister including promoting social entrepreneurship amongst the young population, fiscal incentives for recycling of waste water and rainwater harvesting and increased budgetary allocation towards nutrition of infants, among its suggestions to the Finance Ministry to be considered for the upcoming Budget.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
WH Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to step down
Washington, June 14 (IANS) White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders will step down from her position at the end of this month for a possible political future in her home state of Arkansas, US President Donald Trump has announced.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
MoS Kishan Reddy receives threat calls
Hyderabad, June 14 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy has received threatening phone calls from unknown persons, the Hyderabad Police said on Friday
2019-06-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Police foil media protest on Bukhari's death anniversary
Srinagar, June 14 (IANS) Police on Friday foiled a protest by local journalists in the Jammu and Kashmir capital Srinagar on the first death anniversary of noted Kashmiri editor Shujaat Bukhari.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
India-Pakistan WC tickets being re-sold for Rs 60K
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) One thing synonymous with every India-Pakistan cricket match is the emotions attached to it. Not just among players, but also fans are high on adrenaline. The battle on the cricket field between the two Asian neighbours is touted to be the "greatest rivalry" for which fans wait eagerly.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Sufi singer Kavita Seth wants to don rapper's avatar
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) As a new wave of hip-hop and rap culture has emerged in India with the success of "Gully Boy", popular Sufi and playback singer Kavita Seth is keen to give a new twist to her trademark genre with a touch of rap and ballads.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ananth Mahadevan's award-winning bio-docu releases on Sunday
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Acclaimed actor-filmmaker Ananth Mahadevan's award-winning bio-docu, "Village Of A Lesser God" -- his labour of love which took a staggering six years to make -- will premiere at a special function here on Sunday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Gulf tanker attacks: Iran rejects US allegations
New York, June 14 (IANS) Iran on Friday "categorically" rejected the US' accusations linking Tehran to the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
To register your vehicle in MP, first buy 2 helmets
Bhopal, June 14 (IANS) Two-wheeler buyers in Madhya Pradesh will have to purchase two helmets and show the receipt to the Transport Department to get their vehicle registered.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sachin sues Australian bat maker for $2mn in royalties
Sydney, June 14 (IANS) Batting great Sachin Tendulkar is suing Australian sports equipment maker Spartan Sports after it allegedly failed to pay him almost $2 million.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Yogi transfers six top police officers in UP
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Under fire over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Friday, transferred six senior police officers.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Evening exercise as good as morning workout
London, June 14 (IANS) Contrary to popular perception, researchers have found that evening exercise is as good as a morning workout.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Criminal, associate shot dead in Delhi
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) A criminal, who had 41 cases against him, and his associate were shot dead here on Friday by unidentified assailants, police said.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lucknow doctors protest in solidarity with Kolkata medicos
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Doctors in Lucknow staged a protest on Friday against the attack on doctors at a major Kolkata hospital.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mamata's aspiring doctor nephew stands with protesting colleagues
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abesh Banerjee, who is a medical student, on Friday came out in support of the protesting doctors at the state-run hospitals.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Goa doctors protest in solidarity with Kolkata medicos
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) As part of a nationwide call, resident doctors at Goa's biggest government hospital on Friday staged a protest in solidarity against the brutal attack on a doctor at a major Kolkata hospital.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Attack in Gulf of Oman lifts oil, shale outlook
New York, June 14 (IANS) Shale producers stand to benefit from the oil-market volatility unleashed by an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, as US companies vie with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for global market share, the media reported on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Nations supporting terror must be held accountable: Modi
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), June 14 (IANS) With his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan listening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the countries which "promote, support and fund" terrorism must be held accountable.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Shooting for horror-comedy film 'RoohiAfza' begins
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) The shooting of Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor starrer "RoohiAfza" has commenced.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC refuses to hear plea challenging NEET(UG)-2019
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea moved by a group of students claiming that the answer keys of four questions in the National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses were incorrect. The test was held on May 5.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Antony, Venugopal decline to take up Congress chief's post
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Amid the persisting leadership crisis in the Congress, former Defence minister A.K.Antony and party General Secretary K.C.Venugopal have turned down the offer to take up the party President's post, sources said.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ayodhya put on high alert
Ayodhya, June 14 (IANS) Ayodhya has been put on high alert after security agencies were given an intelligence input of a possible terror attack in the holy city.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Terrorism
ALERT: Ayodhya on high alert following intel about terrorists coming in from Nepal
amita/in/am
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro gets Android 9 Pie update in India
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has started rolling out its MIUI 10.3.2 global stable update for its Redmi 6 Pro in India.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Shruti Haasan to have break-up song in her debut EP
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Singer-actress Shruti Haasan says she has been extremely honest with the seven songs of her debut EP. One of the songs by the singer-songwriter, who split from boyfriend Michael Corsale a few months ago, is about heartbreak, but she says it has nothing to do with whining.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
England opt to bowl against West Indies (Toss)
Southampton, June 14 (IANS) England skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to field against the West Indies in their fourth World Cup fixture at The Rose Bowl on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Voice, data recorder of crashed AN-32 recovered
Itanagar, June 14 (IANS) The Indian Air Force on Friday said Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and Flight Data Recorder (FDR) of the AN-32 aircraft that crashed in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3 has been recovered.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa CM offers midnight meal to flyers in delayed AI flight
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) Stranded at Mumbaia's Chhatrapati Shivaji airport late last night for several hours, protesting passengers of an Air India Bombay to Goa flight were offered a free meal from an airport restaurant at the instance of Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, a passenger said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
Intense performance takes a toll on me: Taapsee
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu, who has been performing intense characters in films including "Mulk", "Badla" and the latest "Game Over", says such roles take a toll on her mind and change her mental fabric a little bit.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Countries supporting terrorism should be held responsible: Modi
Bishkek, June 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made a veiled attack on Pakistan and said that countries that support, encourage or provide finance to terrorism should be held responsible for their activities.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Bengal doctors opt for mass resignation
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) In the wake of cease-work at state-run hospitals in West Bengal, doctors of two Medical colleges on Friday submitted mass resignations.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Japan to invest Rs 13,000 cr in various Northeast projects
Agartala, June 14 (IANS) Japan has decided to invest Rs 13,000 crore (205.784 billion Yen) in several ongoing and new projects in different Northeastern states of India, an official release said here on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
'Chacha Cricket' yearns for 'Imran-Kapil Trophy'
Manchester, June 14 (IANS) Pakistan's 'Chacha Cricket' aka Abdul Jalil has expressed his wish to witness the unique 'Imran-Kapil Trophy' between Pakistan and India at a neutral venue in recognition and honour of the legendary duo of Imran Khan and Kapil Dev.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Imran Khan in seating gaffe at SCO summit
Bishkek, June 14 (IANS) Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan broke the diplomatic protocol at the opening ceremony of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit held in Kyrgyzstan's capital and was trolled online for the embarrassing move.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Delhi witness hot weather on Friday
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) There will be no rains in Delhi on Friday, thus providing no relief to people from lingering spells of intense heat from past few days. There is forecast of dust raising winds in the afternoon.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Man shot dead in Delhi
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) A man was shot dead by unidentified assailants here, the police said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 ministers inducted in Karnataka Cabinet
Bengaluru, June 14 (IANS) The year-old Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka on Friday inducted two new ministers in the Cabinet, an official said.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
ALERT: Doctors at Kolkata's R.G. Kar and NRS Medical College and Hospital submit mass resignation
ssp/in/am
2019-06-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
'Party capital' tag not helping Goa tourism: White Paper
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) Brand Goa needs reinvention and the tag 'party capital' is simply not a good enough calling card, says a white paper prepared by local tourism and travel industry stakeholders, which cites harassment by traffic police, taxi operators, touts and lack of infrastructure, public transport and garbage management as problem areas for promotion of quality tourism.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Special teams set up to trace missing Kochi police officer
Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 (IANS) The Kochi Police has set up three special teams to trace one of its Circle Inspectors, who went missing on Thursday, police said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security
Shooting for horror-comedy film 'Rooh-Afza' begins
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) The shooting of Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor starrer "Rooh-Afza" has commenced.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Daylight dacoity in Muthoot's Nashik office, 1 dead
Nashik (Maharashtra), June 14 (IANS) At least one staffer was killed and two others injured when four dacoits carried out an armed robbery in Muthoot Finance office here on Friday, police said.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priyanka makes a style statement in fiery orange dress
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas chose a fiery orange bodycon dress with cape-like sleeves to make a statement at an event here.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Kamal Nath calls Congress CMs for dinner in Delhi
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has called his Congress counterparts for a dinner in the national capital to appeal to party President Rahul Gandhi not to step down from his post, sources said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maharashtra boy tops JEE Advanced exam (Lead, correcting para 2)
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Maharshtra's Kartikey Gupta has topped the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2019, by securing 346 out of 372 marks, according to the results declared on Friday by IIT-Kharagpur.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
SC stays Bombay HC order of FIR against Munde
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Bombay High Court order for registration of FIR against Dhananjay Munde, the Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council, in an alleged land grab case.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Medicos in Northeast join protest against attack on doctors
Agartala/Aizawl, June 14 (IANS) As part of the nationwide programme by medicos, doctors and nurses of several Northeastern states extended support on Friday in solidarity to the striking doctors in Kolkata.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Goa CM offers midnight meal to flyers in delayed AI flight
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) Stranded at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji airport late last night for several hours, protesting passengers of an Air India Bombay to Goa flight were offered a free meal from an airport restaurant at the instance of Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, a passenger said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
ICC planning forces Kohli & boys to train in private gyms (Exclusive)
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The loopholes in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) planning for the 2019 World Cup is coming to the fore with each passing day. If the failure to cover grounds effectively to beat the rain wasn't enough, it has now been learnt that the Indian players have been asked to workout in private gyms as the ones in the team hotels aren't adequate.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Maharashtra boy tops JEE Advanced exam
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Maharshtra's Kartikey Gupta has topped the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2019, by securing 346 out of 372 marks, according to the results declared on Friday by IIT-Kharagpur.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Apple working on new MacBook, suggests registrations
San Francisco, June 14 (IANS) After refreshing its MacBook Pro lineup earlier this month, Apple appears to be readying the launch of new "portable" computers, according to registration of new Mac models in the Eurasian Economic Commission uncovered by MacRumors.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
App to detect Twitter bots in any language developed
London, June 14 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new application that uses Machine Learning (ML) to detect Twitter bots in any language.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Technology
2 new ministers inducted to Karnataka Cabinet
Bengaluru, June 14 (IANS) The year-old Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka on Friday inducted two new ministers in the Cabinet, an official said.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Karnataka doctors join nationwide strike, OPDs shut
Bengaluru, June 14 (IANS) About 15,000 doctors and nurses in private hospitals across Karnataka on Friday joined the nationwide strike being staged to protest the alleged assault on their junior colleagues at NRS Medical College in Kolkata, an official said.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Moving ahead in an age of disruption, of choices and more, journeying through the Silk Route (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Learn how to 'pivot' forward in an age of disruption by coming out of your comfort zone; then, switch back to an era that harkens to the Emergency; and finally, relive an arduous 14,000 km journey through Central Asia, China and Tibet tracing an ancient trade route.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Australia look to continue winning run against SL (Preview)
London, June 14 (IANS) After registering a nervy win against Pakistan, Australia will look to come out with a commanding performance when they meet Sri Lanka in their fifth World Cup encounter at the Kennington Oval on Saturday.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
DJ Snake, J Balvin, Tyga join hands for summer anthem
Los Angeles, June 14 (IANS) DJ Snake, singer J Balvin and rapper Tyga have shared a new summer anthem called "Loco Contigo".
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I used to be a couch potato: Ekta Kapoor
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Producer Ekta Kapoor says she used to be a couch potato, and always wanted to make something which was fun.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Twitter deletes almost 5,000 accounts linked to Iran
San Francisco, June 14 (IANS) In its bid to stop the spread of misinformation and hoaxes, Twitter has pulled down almost 5,000 accounts suspected of being directly run or linked to the Iranian government.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Politics
4 accused in Malegaon 2006 blast case get bail
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Friday granted bail to four prime accused in the Malegaon 2006 blasts case nearly seven years after they were arrested.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Goa doctors protest in solidarity with Kolkata medicos
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) As part of a nationwide call, resident doctors at Goa's biggest government hospital on Friday staged a protest in solidarity against the brutal attack on a doctor at a major Kolkata hospital.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bengal intellectuals stand by striking doctors
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) A group of West Bengal intellectuals on Friday stood by the agitating junior doctors at the NRS Medical College and Hospital here and urged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to speak to the striking doctors to normalize the situation.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Shabir Shah, Andrabi sent to judicial custody
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) A Delhi court on Friday sent Kashmiri separatist leaders Shabir Shah, Masrat Alam Bhat and Asiya Andrabi to judicial custody till July 12 in connection with a terror funding case.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
ALERT: 4 accused in Malegaon blast get bail
qn/in
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Fuels, manufactured items ease India's May WPI to 2.45%
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Lower prices of manufactured items and key transportation fuels eased India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices to 2.45 per cent in May from 3.07 per cent in April, official data showed on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UP falters in wheat procurement target
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has failed to achieve its target of purchasing 55 lakh metric tonne (MT) of wheat from farmers at Minimum Support Price (MSP) during the kharif season from March to May.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Google makes $600 mn investment to expand US data centre
San Francisco, June 14 (IANS) As part of its plan to invest $13 billion in building new data centres and offices in over a dozen states in the US this year, Google has announced a fresh investment of $600 million to expand its data centre in Pryor, a city in Oklahoma.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Mira shares Shahid Kapoor's 'then and now' image
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Shahid Kapoor's wife has shared a photograph of the actor's transition over sixteen years.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Mumbai Saga' my most ambitious film: Sanjay Gupta
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta is looking forward to bringing the world of his gangster drama "Mumbai Saga" alive on screen, and says it is his most ambitious film.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Men In Black: International': Stylishly mounted, engaging (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Men In Black: International"; Director: F. Gary Gray; Cast: Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Liam Neeson, Laurent Bourgeois and Larry Bourgeois; Rating: ***
2019-06-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
4 arrested in Uri while trying to cross LoC
Srinagar, June 14 (IANS) Four Kashmiri youths were arrested on Friday while trying to cross over the Line of Control (LoC) into the Pakistan administered Jammu and Kashmir to start arms training, sources said.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Bihar launches pension scheme for poor
Patna, June 14 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday launched the Mukhyamantri Vriddha Pension Yojna for poor people above 60 years of age in the state.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
4 OnePlus smartphones get Digital Wellbeing in Beta
Beijing, June 14 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has started rolling out a new Beta update for its OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T smartphones.
2019-06-14
Category: International, China,Technology
Indian arrested for stealing Kuwaiti woman's credit card
Kuwait City, June 14 (IANS) An Indian national was arrested here for stealing a credit card of a Kuwaiti woman and misusing it, the media reported.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
India's May wholesale inflation eases to 2.45%
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices ease to 2.45 per cent in May from 3.07 per cent in April, official data showed on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shivpal, Akhilesh unwilling to unite
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav's efforts to bring his son Akhilesh Yadav and younger brother Shivpal Singh Yadav together do not seem to be bearing fruit.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sunny Leone learning UP dialect for her next
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone is learning a local dialect used in Uttar Pradesh for her upcoming horror comedy film "Kokokola".
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Warner can be leading run scorer in 2019 WC: Ponting
Taunton, June 14 (IANS) Australia assistant coach believes David Warner can end up becoming the leading run-getter in the ongoing World Cup if he continues to play like he did against Pakistan.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Almost Famous duo 'Breakout' with Soulja Boy
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Mumbai-based electronic DJ duo Almost Famous are excited to unveil their latest track "Breakout" in collaboration with American hip-hop artist Soulja Boy.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kubbra Sait honoured to be part of queer film fest
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) "Sacred Games" star Kubbra Sait is happy to be part of the 10th edition of the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, and considers it her "badge of honour".
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Suspected LeT militants killed in J&K
Srinagar, June 14 (IANS) Two suspected Lashkar militants were killed on Friday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Jaya Prada seeks disqualification of Azam Khan
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaya Prada has challenged the election of Samajwadi Party MP Mohd Azam Khan to the Lok Sabha in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Another BJP worker killed in Bengal
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Amid the ongoing post-poll violence in West Bengal, a woman BJP leader was allegedly shot dead in North 24 Parganas district, state BJP sources said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
5 terror suspects brought back to Sri Lanka
Colombo, June 14 (IANS) Five terror suspects who were arrested in Dubai in connection with the April 21 Easter Sunday suicide attacks, were brought back to Sri Lanka from Saudi Arabia on Friday, police said.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Kerala medicos on strike demanding hike in stipend
Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 (IANS) Over 3,000 post-graduate medical students and house surgeons across state-run medical college and hospitals on Friday went on a token strike demanding increase in their stipends.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Instagram restored after suffering global outage
San Francisco, June 14 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram suffered a major outage with users around the world reporting that they weren't able to access the photo sharing platform's app and website.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Play aggressively against Amir: Tendulkar's advice
Nottingham, June 14 (IANS) Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has warned Virat Kohli's men to exercise caution against the Pakistani pace battery when the two teams meet in marquee World Cup clash on Sunday in Manchester.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Odisha medicos join Bengal doctors' stir
Bhubaneswar, June 14 (IANS) Medicos in Odisha have extended support to the agitating doctors in Kolkata thus joining the nationwide hospitals' stir in solidarity.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
New mango variety named after Amit Shah
Malihabad (Uttar Pradesh), June 14 (IANS) Celebrated mango grower, Haji Kalimullah, popularly known as 'Mango Man, has named a new variety of mango after Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
2 injured during attack on police team in Gurugram
Gurugram, June 14 (IANS) A Station House Officer (SHO) and a police constable were injured after associates of an illegal liquor trader attacked a police team here, authorities said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Patients' kin implore as Bengal doctor's strike continues
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Health services in West Bengal's state-run hospitals on Friday remained disrupted as protesting doctors continued their strike despite repeated requests by patients' families to start treatment.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Facebook will remove messages mocking deaths
Menlo Park (California), June 14 (IANS) "I am so glad she's dead" or "That's what she gets" will no longer be up on your Facebook page as the social network giant will now remove such scurrilous comments about users who have passed away and has tweaked community standards for memoralised profiles to make it more bearable for the grieving families.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Cambodia,Technology
Pan-India doctors go on day-long protest in solidarity with Kolkata medicos
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The doctors' strike that started in Kolkata earlier this week has now spread across India with the doctors' association of AIIMS showing full support to their West Bengal colleagues.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Top HK advisor says extradition bill could be delayed
Hong Kong, June 14 (IANS) A contentious extradition bill at the centre of a political crisis in Hong Kong looks increasingly likely to be delayed, with a top adviser to the citys leader on Friday suggesting that it will be impossible to rush it through the legislature.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Christchurch shooter pleads not guilty on 92 charges
Christchurch, June 14 (IANS) The man accused of carrying out the brutal shootings at two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch city that killed 51 people, on Friday pleaded not guilty on all the 92 charges levelled against him.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
2 RJD leaders shot, seriously injured
Patna, June 14 (IANS) Two Rashtriya Janata Dal leaders were shot at and seriously injured by unidentified gunmen on Friday in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, police said.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Can't wait to share screen space with Mohnish Bahl: Rohit Roy
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Actor Rohit Roy, who is making a comeback on the small screen with the reboot of the popular TV show "Sanjivani", says he cannot wait to share screen with actor Mohnish Bahl, with whom he had started his career in the 1990s.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi doctors 'cease work' in solidarity with Bengal brethren
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Extending support to the stir of West Bengal doctors, senior and junior resident doctors of several government hospitals in the national capital on Friday went on a one day token strike and boycotted work.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nepal clears legal hurdles to buy arms from US
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) Nepal has cleared legal hurdles to import arms from the US government which has been pending for over a year following the differences over payment modality, a media report said.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
Can't wait to share screen space Mohnish Bahl: Rohit Roy
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Actor Rohit Roy, who is making a comeback on the small screen with the reboot of the popular TV show "Sanjivani", says he cannot wait to share screen with actor Mohnish Bahl, with whom he had started his career in the 1990s.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Maharashtra doctors join 'cease work' in solidarity with Kolkata fraternity
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Around 4,500 doctors started their one day token strike to express solidarity with their Kolkata counterparts, an office-bearer said here on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Parineeti is 'still' learning how to play badminton
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra has not started shooting for "Saina" yet and says she is still learning how to play badminton.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Chehre' team wrap up shoot 4 days early
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) The team of "Chehre", starring Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi, completed its shoot four days earlier from the actual planned date.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
World's highest operating weather stations installed on Everest
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) The National Geographic Society has announced the successful installation of the worlds highest operating weather stations on Mount Everest to provide researchers, climbers, and the public with near real-time information about mountain conditions, the media reported.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
'Chacha Cricket' yearns for 'Imran-Kapil Trophy'
Manchester, June 14 (IANS) Pakistan's 'Chacha Cricket' aka Abdul Jalil has expressed his wish to witness the unique 'Imran-Kapil Trophy' between Pakistan and India at a neutral venue in recognition and honour of the legendary duo of Imran Khan and Kapil Dev.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Will not beg India to play cricket with us: PCB chief
Lahore, June 14 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ehsan Mani has insisted that his team will "not beg" India to play cricket with them, although he stressed on resuming bilateral cricket ties with New Delhi.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Gunfight in J&K's Pulwama
Srinagar, June 14 (IANS) A gunfight started on Friday between the security forces and holed up militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Now Facebook ad breaks for Marathi, Punjabi, Kannada, Telugu as well
Menlo Park (California), June 14 (IANS) Facebook is expanding money spinning ad breaks to Marathi, Punjabi, Kannada and Telugu as it was available only in select languages so far.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Cambodia,Business/Economy,Technology
Equity indices open in red, Sensex down 139 points
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened on a negative note on Friday with the BSE Sensex losing nearly 140 points, tracking weakness in the major Asian markets.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Wright was more of a friend than coach: Ganguly
Nottingham, June 14 (IANS) "He was more of a friend than a coach to me," said ex-Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly while talking about former coach John Wright.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Parrikar's legacy was marred by U-turns: Biographer
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) Late Manohar Parrikar was a virtual 'university' of political nitty-gritty, whose initial successes as a Chief Minister were unfortunately washed away by subsequent u-turns and failure to keep populist promises, Sadguru Patil, author of the former Defence Minister's first biography 'Goa, Politics and Parrikar', said.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Tarot card reading is latest craze in Silicon Valley
San Francisco, June 14 (IANS) In Silicon Valley, the world tech mecca, spring is synonymous with developer conferences and state-of-the-art software presentations, but this year those events are running side by side with a most peculiar trend - tarot card reading craze among "techies".
2019-06-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Khadakvasla tales: Reliving 50 years of NDA (Comment)
Callow young men, still in their teens, join Indias prestigious National Defence Academy (NDA) as cadets every six months and three years later they are well-trained military officers in the making and branch out to the army, navy and air force. The most cherished event is the 50th anniversary of the passing out from the NDA and this week. On June 15 the 36th course will meet at Khadakvasla, Pune for what is a poignant and perhaps last such course get together - the Golden Jubilee Reunion (GJR).
2019-06-14
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
'Want India to out-field every opponent in World Cup'
Nottingham, June 14 (IANS) India's fielding coach R. Sridhar wants the Men in Blue not to put the foot off the peddle in the ongoing World Cup and outfield the opponents in the upcoming games of the showpiece event in England and Wales.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Government agency calls on Trump to fire Conway
Washington, June 14 (IANS) An independent US government agency has called on President Donald Trump to fire counsellor Kellyanne Conway, accusing her of multiple instances of violating the law that prohibits top government officials from using their position to influence the country's elections.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Abe asks Iran to release American captives: Report
Tokyo, June 14 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked Iranian leaders during his Tehran visit to release American captives detained by the country, at the request of US President Donald Trump, Kyodo News Agency quoted a Japanese government source as saying on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Japan,Politics
US fines Expedia for providing travel services to Cuba
Washington, June 14 (IANS) Online travel agency Expedia has agreed to pay a $325,406 fine to the US government for an alleged violation of the economic sanctions on Cuba, the Treasury Department has said.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Challenges before the 'Republic of Modi' (Political Calculus)
It is a new innings with a major victory.
2019-06-14
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
NASA's Mars 2020 rover to explore ancient life
Washington, June 14 (IANS) NASA's Mars 2020 rover, its latest robotic mission to the Red Planet, will include technology to explore ancient life on Mars, according to the space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Christchurch attacker pleads not guilty to 92 charges
Christchurch, June 14 (IANS) The man accused of the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 people, on Friday pleaded not guilty to all the 92 charges during his third court appearance following New Zealand's deadliest terrorist attacks on March 15.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
How Big B, Nagraj Manjule began working together
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) While there is excitement about the collaboration of megastar Amitabh Bachchan with "Sairat" director Nagraj Manjule in "Jhund", producer Savita Hiremath has an anecdote about how she got the two creative powerhouses to work together.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to retire in 2020
Washington, June 14 (IANS) NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope will be switched off permanently on January 30, 2020, after nearly 16 years of exploring the cosmos in infrared light, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said in a statement.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
UK's Royal Mint releases Tower of London coins
London, June 14 (IANS) The latest coins from the UK's Royal Mint celebrating the iconic Tower of London were released, that feature the Yeoman Warders who have watched over the tower and its collections, including the Crown Jewels for generations.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Parineeti ready for comparisons with Emily Blunt
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra, set to start the official remake of "The Girl on the Train", knows comparisons with Emily Blunt who essayed the protagonist in the Hollywood thriller, are inevitable. Parineeti says she she found Blunt's performance in the movie mind-blowing.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hazard raises new 'Galacticos' expectations at Real Madrid
Madrid, June 14 (IANS) Eden Hazard has been officially presented as Real Madrid's newest player.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Australia, Qatar to play in 2020 Copa America
Sao Paulo (Brazil), June 14 (IANS) Australia and Qatar have been invited to take part in the 2020 Copa America, South America's football governing body CONMEBOL has announced.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Trump unveils colour scheme for new Air Force One jets
Washington, June 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has unveiled a red, white and blue colur scheme for new Air Force One jets.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
20 Democratic candidates qualify for 1st presidential primary debates
Washington, June 14 (IANS) The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has announced the 20 candidates, including former Vice President Joe Biden, who have qualified for the party's first presidential primary debates.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
US firms, associations warn WH against tariff hikes on China
Washington, June 14 (IANS) A total of 661 US companies and associations have signed a letter to President Donald Trump, urging his administration to abandon tariff hikes and reach a deal with China.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
US commerce head expects economic reforms with Modi's 'strong, decisive mandate'
New York, June 14 (IANS) Congratulating Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his "strong and decisive mandate", US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that Washington looked forward to working with him "to address our mutual trade opportunities, and investment potential".
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Terror funds: agencies probe nexus between ex-Bangladeshi colonel and D company
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Indian intelligence agencies are probing a deep-rooted nexus involving underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and a London-based former Colonel of the Bangladesh army. The agencies suspect that the Bangladeshi army officer, allegedly involved in gun running, has links with Dawood Ibrahim's underworld activities operating from India's eastern borders.
2019-06-14
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Hip-hop has always been close to me: Varun Dhawan
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) "ABCD 2" actor Varun Dhawan says hip-hop is one genre that is very close to him.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UN condemns oil tankers attack in Gulf of Oman
United Nations, June 14 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned attacks on two oil carriers in the Gulf of Oman, calling for the establishment of facts.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
US stocks rise as Disney advances
New York, June 14 (IANS) US stocks closed higher, boosted by the strong gains in energy and Disney shares.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Sarah Sanders to quit as White House Press Secy
Washington, June 14 (IANS) U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that press secretary Sarah Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of this month.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
U.S. blames Iran for oil tanker attack in Gulf of Oman
Washington, June 14 (IANS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Iran is responsible for the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Whereas, Tehran called the incident "suspicious".
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Trump picks Ueland to lead White House legislative affairs
Washington, June 14 (IANS) U.S. President Donald Trump has selected senior aide Eric Ueland as his next director of legislative affairs, the White House announced.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Doctors' strike: Kolkata Mayor's daughter 'ashamed' at Mamata's inaction
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Kolkata Mayor and West Bengal minister Firhad Hakim's daughter, a doctor, has come up with strong criticism of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's handling of the onging doctors' strike and said medicos have the right to "peaceful protest" and "safety at work.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Mueller probe: US House panel subpoenas Trump's ex-advisors
Washington, June 14 (IANS) The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed two witnesses of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia inquiry as part of its own investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the panel announced.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Game Over' takes Tapsee to level next
Film: Game Over; Starring: Tapsee Pannu, Director: Ashwin Saravanan; Rating: ****(4 stars)
2019-06-14
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Three drug peddlers arrested with 500 kg marijuana
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Three drug peddlers have been arrested and 500 kg of marijuana, valued more than Rs 1 crore, seized from them, police said on Thursday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government reduces rate of ESI contribution from 6.5% to 4%
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The government has decided to reduce the rate of contribution under the ESI Act from 6.5 per cent to 4 per cent wth employers contribution being reduced from 4.75 to 3.25 per cent and that of employees from 1.75 to 0.75 per cent.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Strategic communication has improved, Modi tells Xi
Bishkek (Kyrgzstan), June 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday that strategic communication had improved between India and China which has led to resolution of some long-pending issues including declaring JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. He also hoped that there will be a significant uptake in India's exports to China due to ease in regulatory processes.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
NRS Principal, Vice-principal resign
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) Amid the ongoing junior doctors' strike that has paralysed services in most of Bengal's state-run hospitals, the principal and the medical superintendent of NRS Medical College and Hospital resigned on Thursday.
2019-06-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Elderly brother, sister found died in their residence in Delhi
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Two elderly persons in Rana Pratap Bagh under Bharat Nagar police station were found dead, police said on Thursday, adding the deceased could have died due to lack of food and extreme heat.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three held in Hyderabad for rumours about missing people
Hyderabad, June 13 (IANS) Three persons were arrested here on Thursday for posting fake messages on social media about missing persons, triggering rumours of "kidnapping mafia" active in the state.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BDL, Navy sign Rs 1,187 cr contract for torpedoes
Hyderabad, June 13 (IANS) Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) has signed a contract worth Rs. 1,187.82 crore for supply of heavy weight torpedoes to the Indian Navy, an official statement said on Thursday.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Farmers have to pay Rs 100 per month under pension scheme
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Farmers in the country are expected to contribute Rs 100 per month under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana that seeks to provide minimum monthly pension of Rs 3,000 on attainment of 60 years of age, the Union Agriculture Ministry said on Thursday.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
My books address issues of dislocation, migration, movement: Amitav Ghosh
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Renowned author Amitav Ghosh, who was bestowed with the 54th Jnanpith Award, on Thursday said all his books address issues of "dislocation, migration, and movement."
2019-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
An-32 crash: No survivors, bodies to be taken to Jorhat: IAF (3rd Lead)
New Delhi/Itanagar, June 13 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday said all the 13 occupants of the An-32 aircraft that crashed in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3 were dead and no effort was being spared in ensuring expeditious transfer of their mortal remains to their parent base at Assam's Jorhat.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
In yet another gun fight, Delhi police arrests one from west Delhi
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) In another gun fight, Delhi police in the intervening night of Wednesday-Thursday arrested an accused involved in various cases of robbery and snatching. To evade the arrest, the accused identified as Srikant alias Appu, had fired several bullets at two policemen who had asked him to surrender, the police said.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal govt mulls strict action against agitating doctors
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) West Bengal government is mulling strict action against the striking junior doctors in the state, including cancelling their registration and withholding the internship completion letter, if they do not resume their duty, West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) president Nirmal Maji said on Thursday.
2019-06-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Cyclone Vayu: Flights to resume across 5 airports in Gujarat
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) In the wake of Cyclone Vayu, flight services to some 5 airports in Gujarat will become operational from Thursday.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Kothari enters finals of Pacific International Billiards
Melbourne, June 13 (IANS) Reigning world billiards champion Sourav Kothari on Thursday stormed into the final of the Pacific International Billiards here with a thrilling win over Dhvaj Haria.
2019-06-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Business leaders urged to set more ambitious climate targets
New York, June 13 (IANS) A broad coalition of business, including India's Mahindra Group, civil society and UN leaders, on Thursday issued a call to action for private companies to make their critical and necessary contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit the worst impacts of climate change.
2019-06-13
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Andhra CM moots disqualification of defectors
Amaravati, June 13 (IANS) Aiming to set an example for the entire country, Andhra Pradesh Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday urged Assembly Speaker to immediately disqualify legislators defecting to the other party.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Bengal doctors' strike continues as medicos reject Mamata ultimatum (4th Lead)
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) Services in a large number of state-run hospitals in West Bengal continued to be paralysed for the third day on Thursday after striking junior doctors rejected a four-hour ultimatum from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to withdraw the agitation and restore normalcy.
2019-06-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Wave Group VC bail plea rejected, sent to judicial custody
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of Manpreet Singh Chadha alias Monty Chadha, the Vice Chairman of the Wave Group, and sent him in judicial custody.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP's Assam social media team slam arrests of members
Guwahati, June 13 (IANS) The Assam Police has arrested two members of the ruling BJP's social media team who had been vocal against the state government, and particularly Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, over some issues, leading to allegations of "intolerance" from their colleagues.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Create at least two Sanskrit speaking villages: HRD minister
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Thursday stressed creation of at least two Sanskrit-speaking villages near the institutions that teach the language. The minister said more highly qualified Sanskrit teachers/professors should be engaged to give new dimensions to the language, both at the national as well as international levels.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Politics divides, but cricket unites Goa rival netas at India-Pak WC match
Panaji, June 13 (IANS) If politics divides, cricket "especially an India versus Pakistan match" unites, said Goa Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai, whose photographs at London's Heathrow airport with newly elected Congress MLA Atanasio Monserrate went viral on Thursday.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Chris Froome could be awarded 2011 Vuelta a España
Madrid, June 13 (IANS) British cyclist Chris Froome could be awarded the 2011 Vuelta a España after the original winner José Cobo Acebo was retroactively stripped of the title for doping on Thursday.
2019-06-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Congress condoles death of IAF personnel killed in AN-32 crash
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday condoled the death of 13 Indian Air Force (IAF) officials who were killed in the AN-32 aircraft crash in Arunachal Pradesh.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Haryana CM expresses grief over CRPF trooper's killing
Chandigarh, June 13 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday expressed condolences over the killing of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper Ramesh Kumar in the suicide attack in Anantnag town in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism
Two NRC officials nabbed for accepting bribe
Guwahati, June 13 (IANS) The sleuths of the Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau on Thursday arrested two officials working under the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for allegedly taking bribe, assuring inclusion of names in the NRC.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
New ad from Star ahead of India-Pakistan clash
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) A new advertisement on India and Pakistan was out days ahead of the marquee World Cup clash between the two sides, with war of words between two factions continuing in full swing.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
China, India should not pose threat to each other: Xi
Beijing, June 13 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the two countries should not pose a threat to each other and step up cooperation in various fields, including the construction of the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) Economic Corridor.
2019-06-13
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Railway police contributes to help family of brave heart who saved four lives
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The railway police of Delhi on Thursday contributed nearly Rs two lakh for a family of Railway Police Force jawan Jagbir Singh (50) who had sacrificed his life to save a woman and three children on April 22.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident