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Death toll rises to three in Assam anti-CAA protests (roundup)
Guwahati, Dec 14 (IANS) The death toll in protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) went up to three in Assam amidst a rail blockade, hunger strikes and sit-ins organised by various organisations, even as the curfew enforced in Guwahati was relaxed for seven hours on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Assam,National
No final decision yet on Amaravati: Andhra minister
Amaravati, Dec 14 (IANS) Continuing its flip-flop on Amaravati, the Andhra Pradesh government said on Saturday that more discussions are needed on the issue and a final decision will be taken after the experts' committee submits its report.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Tripura peaceful, prohibitory orders in 3 sub-divisions
Agartala, Dec 14 (IANS) Though there have been no fresh incidents, prohibitory orders have been promulgated in three sub-divisions in northern Tripura as precautionary measures in the wake of amendment to the Citizenship Act.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tripura,National
Trainee IPS officer, charged with harassing wife, suspended
Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has suspended trainee Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Kokkanti Maheshwar Reddy, who is facing charges of harassing his wife for divorce.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anti-CAA protests scald Bengal, trains, buses torched (roundup)
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) West Bengal was scalded by escalating violence against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which spread to more areas on Saturday as mobs torched buses, trains and railway stations, set afire government property and blocked roads and railway tracks, disrupting train and vehicular movements.
2019-12-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Trial run of Bengaluru smart parking to begin on Monday
Bengaluru, Dec 14 (IANS) The trial-run of the smart parking facility will begin here on Monday. "The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is setting up smart parking across Bengaluru for 3,300 four-wheelers and 10,000 two-wheelers," tweeted BBMP Commissioner B.H. Anil Kumar, here on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
UGC-NET examination in northeast put off
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Amid the ongoing protests in the northeast, the Joint CSIR-UGC NET examination, scheduled to be held on 15 December, has been postponed until further notification.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
JNUSU flays V-C for not engaging with students
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) here on Saturday said despite several attempts the Vice-Chancellor was not engaging with students.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
IBL: NE Rhinos edge ahead of Bullets in race to semis
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) NE Rhinos rode efforts by skipper Nikhat Zareen and Mandeep Jangra to script a 4-3 victory over Bombay Bullets in their penultimate league match in the Big Bout Indian Boxing League at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
PM stresses cooperative federalism for Ganga rejuvenation
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the River Ganga rejuvenation should be an example of cooperative federalism and it has been a long-pending challenge.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
3 minors raped in Andhra despite passing of stringent laws
Amaravati, Dec 14 (IANS) Sexual offences against women and children continued unabated despite Andhra Pradesh passing stringent laws to provide for harshest punishment to the guilty in such cases.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: FC Goa rally past ATK 2-1 to go top of table
Fatorda, Dec 14 (IANS) FC Goa beat ATK 2-1 in a Indian Super League game of two halves at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Rahul's Savarkar remark draws ire from friends, foes
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's controversial remarks on Vinayak Damodar alias Veer Savarkar escalated into a big controversy, earning the ire of friends and foes alike, here on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Preacher held for rape of three minors
Bhopal, Dec 14 (IANS) A religious preacher in Satna was arrested for sexually assaulting three minor Dalit girls on the pretext of ridding them of the malefic effects of 'Kala Sarp Dosh'.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Crackdown on MP land mafia a day after CM's orders
Bhopal, Dec 14 (IANS) A day after Chief Minister Kamal Nath gave a free hand to the police and administrative machinery to crack down on various Mafiosi, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) registered an FIR against a housing society where family members of former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan were fraudulently allotted plots.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Schoolgirl beats classmate to death after fight over pen
Jaipur, Dec 14 (IANS) A girl studying in class VIII allegedly beat her classmate to death after a fight over a pen in Chaksu, near Jaipur, police said on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sukhbir unanimously re-elected SAD chief for third time
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) delegates on Saturday unanimously re-elected Sukhbir Singh Badal as the President of the party.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Kohli has changed the dynamics of Indian team: Panesar
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) England spinner Monty Panesar hailed Virat Kohli's discipline with regard to fitness, even saying that he might take a leaf out of the Indian captain's book while trying to make a comeback in first class cricket.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Odisha's Eco Retreat along Marine Drive begins
Bhubaneswar, Dec 14 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated the first-ever Marine Drive Eco Retreat at Ramachandi beach in Konark.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Assam govt employees to cease work against CAA on Dec 18
Guwahati, Dec 14 (IANS) Lending their weight to the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), Assam government employees would go on a cease work on Wednesday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Cong leaders blast Modi govt, revitalise workers
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Congress, which has been forced on the back foot by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following its big win in the the Lok Sabha elections, sought to revive the fighting spirit of its cadre by taking on the ruling party and the Narendra Modi government head on at a rally, here on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League: Crespi last-gasp goal helps East Bengal beat TRAU 2-1
Kalyani, Dec 14 (IANS) A Marti Crespi last-gasp goal helped East Bengal beat Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC 2-1 to stretch their winning run to two games in an I-League encounter here on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Fresh autopsy of girl 12 years after rape-murder
Vijayawada, Dec 14 (IANS) Twelve years after the rape and murder of B-Pharmacy student at a hostel here, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday exhumed her body and got a fresh autopsy conducted by forensic experts.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
60 groups to launch non-coopreration movement against CAA, NRC
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Expressing their resentment over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), over 60 organisations have come together to launch a non-cooperation movement against any registration based on discriminatory and divisive citizenship.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Schoolgirl beats classmate to death after fight over pen
Jaipur, Dec 14 (IANS) A girl studying in class VIII allegedly beat her classmate to death after a fight over a pen in their classroom in Chaksu, near here, police said on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mhadei issue: Goa Congress to protest against MoEF in Delhi
Panaji, Dec 14 (IANS) The Congress will stick to its plan of carrying out a protest at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar on Sunday, in order to lobby for Goa's case in the ongoing inter-state dispute over Mhadei river water, specifically the Union MoEF's recent green nod to Karnataka's Kalasa-Banduri water diversion project.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Mithun leaps into joint lead with a 67 at golf meet
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Sri Lankan Mithun Perera leapt into the joint lead with a determined five-under-67 in round three of the ICC RCGC Open Golf Championship at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Golf
B'deshi refugees in Karnataka ecstatic on CAA enactment
Bengaluru, Dec 14 (IANS) Bangladeshi refugees living in Sindhanur Taluk in Raichur district in Karnataka have been celebrating the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which will pave the way for them to obtain Indian citizenship.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Modi calls review meeting, cabinet reshuffle expected
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked his cabinet ministers to give a detailed presentation on their ministries on December 21 at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg here.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Don't strengthen BJP by fomenting lawlessness: Bengal minister
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) In an apparent appeal to the minorities, senior West Bengal minister Firhad Hakim on Saturday urged them not to strengthen the BJP in the state by fomenting 'lawlessness'.
2019-12-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
No action against troublemakers for vote bank politics: Dilip Ghosh
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Coming down heavily on the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Saturday accused it of not taking action against those indulging in arson and destruction of public property for the sake of 'vote bank' politics.
2019-12-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Doughty girl athlete steps up to win 3 golds, Twitter hails her
Iloilo (The Philippines), Dec 14 (IANS) It's no mean feat: An 11-year-old schoolgirl is wowing the social media after winning three gold medals in her school athletics meet by running with no shoes but crepe bandage covering her toes, soles and fingers of her feet.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Philippines,National
Sushmita Mukherjee: Am not a feminist who burns bra
Lonavala, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Sushmita Mukherjee continues to perform her one-act play "Nari Bai" for three years now. While several things have changed in the course of time, with a collective consciousness on women empowerment, gender equality, violence on women, Sushmita says that the play holds relevance because the protagonist is the seed of change.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Man said to be Manipur CM's brother abducted, freed
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Miscreants, posing as CBI officers, abducted a 43-year-old man Tongbram Lukhoi Singh, said to be the brother of Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, by wielding fake guns from a multi-storied apartment in the north eastern fringes of the city, police sources said on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
One more arrest in Mumbai suitcase murder case
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Mumbai Police have arrested a third accomplice in the sensational suitcase murder case of a musician Bennett Rebello at his home by his adopted daughter and her boyfriend, an official spokesperson said here on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook commits $130mn to build Global Oversight Board
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) Facebook has made an initial commitment of $130 million to build a global oversight board that will ensure good governance and accountability across its services and platforms.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Marshals at toll gates to ensure smooth roll-out of FasTag lanes
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) To avoid chaotic scenes at toll plazas after directive to turn toll lanes into FasTag lanes across the country, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to deploy marshals at all the plazas across the country to guide vehicles.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CAA will lead to communal politics: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) and some civil society groups on Saturday opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), terming it as unconstitutional.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi reviews Namami Gange project, takes a boat ride
Kanpur, Dec 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saturday reviewed the progress of the Namami Gange project at the first National Ganga Council (NGC) meeting and got a first-hand experience of the programme's impact on the river.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
US warns Iran of decisive response if interests harmed in Iraq
Baghdad, Dec 14 (IANS) The US Embassy in Iraq on Saturday accused Iran's proxies of carrying out attacks on Iraqi military bases where US troops are stationed.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Deepika Padukone back with Vin Diesel in 'xXx 4'?
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) It looks like Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone will be back in the fourth film of Vin Diesel's "xXx" franchise, after all.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
On a Boil: Now Milk prices set to rise by up to Rs 3/ltr
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) After onions made headlines with exorbitant cost, milk will soon become dearer as major processing firms have decided to raise prices by up to Rs 3 per litre on the back of constrained supply.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cong workers sell pakodas, tea to mock BJP govt at rally venue
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Congress rally at the Ramlila Maidan, here, had different shades of India as several party workers dressed as degree holders were seen selling pakodas (fried snacks) and tea in an apparent dig at the central government over its failure to provide jobs.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kejriwal teams up with Prashant Kishor's firm
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) With an aim to keep up AAP's Assembly strength, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party has teamed up with Prashant Kishor's consultancy Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) to manage its campaign ahead of the polls early next year.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Have a clear plan on how to approach ODI cricket: Pollard
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) West Indies captain Kieron Pollard said that the team has a clear plan about how to approach ODI cricket ahead of their three-match series against India. The first ODI will be played on Sunday at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Kolkata 25K: Srinu, Shyamali aim to break course record
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Srinu Bugatha and local girl Shyamali Singh will aim to better the course record as their compatriots also promise a fight to the finish line on Sunday at the sixth edition of Tata Steel Kolkata 25K here.
2019-12-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Twitterati joke about clip on Putin bathroom use
Paris, Dec 14 (IANS) A video of Russian President Vladimir Putin exiting a bathroom while accompanied by six grim-looking bodyguards during the Ukraine peace talks at the Elysee Palace has left social media users amused.
2019-12-14
Category: International, France,National
Rahul looks to 'recharge' himself ahead of WI ODIs
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) Back in form after a good T20I series, India opener K.L. Rahul is keen to continue his purple patch when India take on the West Indies in the three match One-Day International series, starting here on Sunday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Several trains cancelled due to protest over CAA
Bhubaneswar, Dec 14 (IANS) The railway authorities on Saturday cancelled several trains running through Odisha due to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
2019-12-14
Category: India, Orissa,National
Allahabad varsity asks female students not to participate in dharna
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) University of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh has issued a circular to the women residents of the university hostel not to participate in any "dharna or protest". A circular was issued by the proctor and campus in-charge (women hostel) of the university Dr Saroj Yadav, on December 13.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Hrithik, Kartik match steps 'Dheeme dheeme'
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Kartik Aaryan's latest released "Pati Patni Aur Woh" is doing good business, and one song of the film, "Dheeme dheeme", has topped the charts. The song has become a rage and also captured imagination of several B-Town celebrties with its catchy tune and peppy dance beat. Several stars have taken to dancing to the tune of the infectious number.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Southee picks up 4 but Australia's lead balloons to 417
Perth, Dec 14 (IANS) Tim Southee and Neil Wagner led a fightback for New Zealand with the ball but Australia increased their lead to 417 runs on the third day of their first Test against New Zealand on Saturday at the Perth Stadium. Mitchell Starc completed his five wicket haul earlier in the day and Nathan Lyon took two wickets as Australia dismissed New Zealand for 166 runs.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
US magician broomstick clip sweeps fans off feet
California, Dec 14 (IANS) California-based magician Zach King, 29, has clearly swept his millions of fans off their feet with this trick: Dressed as Harry Potter, he zoomed around in the air while riding a broomstick.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Colombia,National
Looking for a well-paying job? Queen has a vacancy!
London, Dec 14 (IANS) If you are a natural communicator, innovative, with a creative flair and a desirable trait of solid understanding of technical aspects of digital platforms and channels -- and, of course, looking for a well-paying job -- look no further.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Twitterati not amused over Rahul's 'Savarkar' remark
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) As Congress leader Rahul Gandhi refused to applogise for his "Rape in India" comment and said his name was not (Veer) Savarkar and hence never apologise for speaking the truth, netizens trolled him on Twitter using #RahulSavarkar hashtags.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
Act or face devastation, says NGT chief
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) National Green Tribunal (NGT) Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel on Saturday gave a clarion call to all the stakeholders for acting together to address the environmental pollution, the need of the hour.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Stalemate continues in UN climate talks
Madrid, Dec 14 (IANS) The UN climate change conference was locked in a stalemate over a number of technical issues relating to finance, loss and damage, and mechanism of a new carbon trading market, even as it went into an extra day on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Spain,National
Girl set ablaze after rape in Fatehpur
Fatehpur, Dec 14 (IANS) In another heinous incident of rape, an 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped and set ablaze by a man in Fatehpur district on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Imran arrives in Saudi Arabia for one-day visit
Islamabad/Riyadh, Dec 14 (IANS) Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday arrived in Medina during his one-day visit to Saudi Arabia.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Pakistan,International
ISL: Unbeaten Bengaluru FC face Mumbai hurdle (Preview)
Bengaluru, Dec 14 (IANS) Bengaluru FC will look to extend their unbeaten run when they take on Mumbai City FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Google wants US Fed Reserve to follow India's UPI example
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) In a thumbs up to the Indian government's Unified Payments Interface (UPI) scheme, Google has written to the US Federal Reserve Board detailing the successful example of UPI-based digital payment in India in order to build "FedNow" -- a new interbank real-time gross settlement service (RTGS) for faster digital payments in the US.
2019-12-14
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Technology
Owaisi urges SC to lift veil of unholy nexus between CAA, NRC
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) appeared to have an unholy nexus with the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise, said Asaduddin Owaisi, Lok Sabha member from the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), in a petition challenging the Act in the Supreme Court.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nirbhaya case: Hangman asked to maintain secrecy, be alert
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The hangman who is expected to carry out the execution of the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder convicts has been asked by the jail authorities to maintain secrecy and be on alert.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mark Boucher appointed South Africa head coach
Cape Town, Dec 14 (IANS) Former South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Mark Boucher was on Saturday appointed the new head coach of the Proteas.
2019-12-14
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Nandita Puri: Child trafficking is a global issue
Lonavala, Dec 14 (IANS) Nandita Puri, author and wife of the late actor Om Puri, is gearing up for her fourth book, "Jennifer", a real-life account of a girl who is a victim of intercountry child trafficking. She says addressing the issue through her writing was important for her, as child trafficking is a global issue.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
India well organized in defence: Sweden coach
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Sweden U-17 women's team coach Par Lagerstrom feels India were well organized in defence despite losing 0-3 in the opening match of the U-17 Football Tournament at the Mumbai Football Arena.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
ZEE5 launches awards gala to honour its popular OTT shows
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Indian OTT platform ZEE5 will be launch its first edition of OTT users choice awards titled "High Five on ZEE5".
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't gobble up states' GST dues: Shiv Sena to BJP
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Demanding the Centre to immediately reimburse the Goods & Services Tax (GST) dues of various states, the Shiv Sena on Saturday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of attempting to gobble up the states' GST earnings.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Anil Kapoor: Passion, hard work, zest for life keep me going
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) At 62, Anil Kapoors fitness level serves as a goal for youngsters. The self-confessed sprint connoisseur is counted among the fittest actors in the industry and is also enthusiastic about yoga and weight training.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP fields top guns for campaigning in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) put all its might in Jharkhand on Saturday and fielded stalwarts, like Union Home Minister and party chief Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani, for campaigning on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
WWE launches own official TikTok channel
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has inked a partnership deal with Chinese short video making app TikTok's owner ByteDance Technology. Under this partnership, the WWE will share moments from in-ring matches as well as backstage action via exclusive daily content on its TikTok channel.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Iwabuchi's hat-trick helps Japanese eves beat China 3-0
Busan, Dec 14 (IANS) Mana Iwabuchi scored a hat-trick as the Japanese women's team beat China 3-0 in the second round of the women's competition of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship here on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Football
Not difficult at all to pick ourselves up for ODIs: Pollard
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) West Indies captain Kieron Pollard says that the team performed better than what was expected of them in their T20I series against India and so it won't be difficult to pick themselves up after a heavy defeat in the last match of the rubber for the upcoming ODI leg of their tour.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Customers ask to exhume body of CEO with $190 mn crypto passwords
Toronto, Dec 14 (IANS) As the mystery deepens around the death of Gerald Cotten, CEO of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Quadriga CX, now lawyers for customers have asked police to exhume the body of Cotten to recover about $190 million in Bitcoin which were locked in an online device after his death.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Canada,Technology
Mamata warns of action as violence spreads in Bengal
Kolkata Dec 14 (IANS) As West Bengal saw widespread violence over protests against the new citizenship law and the NRC, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday appealed to people to use democratic means of protest and warned that action would be taken against those taking law into their hands.
2019-12-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
SAD not keen to protect Constitutional ethos: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) Countering Sukhbir Badal's 'atrocious' remarks on Afghan Sikhs in the context of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said it seemed the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President was more interested in dirty politicking than in protecting the Constitutional ethos.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Labour MPs ask Corbyn to resign after UK election debacle
London, Dec 14 (IANS) After facing an embarrassing defeat in the UK general election, Labour leaders have started piling pressure on the party chief Jeremy Corbyn to step down immediately.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Get him in your squad: Pietersen to Kohli on diaper wearing kid
London, Dec 14 (IANS) A month after former England captain Michael Vaughan joked about a video doing the rounds on social media where a kid is seen playing copybook cricketing shots, Kevin Pietersen picked up on it asking Virat Kohli to get the toddler in his squad.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Increasing teenage pregnancy worrying govt: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday called for taking the sexual health services out of clinics to adolescents to deal with the increasing problem of teenage pregnancy and other adolescent health issues.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indian ethos will endure onslaught by communal forces: Mahua
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) Indian ethos is all about moderation not given to excesses and will certainly endure the present onslaught by communal forces, firebrand Trinamool Congress Member of Parliament Mahua Moitra averred categorically rejecting the idea of nationalism being thrust upon by the Centre.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Campaigning for fourth phase in Jharkhand ends
Ranchi, Dec 14 (IANS) Campaigning for the fourth phase of polling for 15 assembly seats spread over four districts in Jharkhand drew to a close on Saturday evening.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Milky Way is about 890 bn times the mass of our Sun: Study
New York, Dec 14 (IANS) While it is not possible to put the entire Milky Way on a scale, that has not deterred astronomers from trying to make measurements of our home galaxy. According to a new "robust" estimate of Milky Way's mass measurement, it is about 890 billion times the mass of our Sun.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
PSA on Farooq Abdullah extended by 3 months
Srinagar, Dec 14 (IANS) Public Safety Act (PSA) on former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah has been extended by three months till March 14, 2020.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Akshay, Diljit undergo labour pain test to promote 'Good Newwz'
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Quriking up the promotional game for their upcoming film "Good Newwz", actors Akshay Kumar and Diljit Dosanjh tried the labour pain test to understand what expecting mothers go through during child birth.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Petition against 'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior' in High Court
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The upcoming Ajay Devgn and Kajol-starrer, "Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior", has become the latest pop historical out of Bollywood to land in a legal soup.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Xiaomi Smart Display like Google's Nest Hub may launch soon
Beijing, Dec 14 (IANS) Chinese tech giant Xiaomi is reportedly prepping to launch its first smart display 'Smart Display Speaker Pro 8' and will seemingly be on the same lines as devices like the Google Nest Hub, Amazon Echo Show and Facebook Portal.
2019-12-14
Category: International, China,Technology
Samsung Electro-Mechanics to shut HDI production unit in China
Seoul, Dec 14 (IANS) Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., an electronic components maker affiliated with Samsung Electronics, has said it will shut down one of its Chinese units that produces high density interconnect (HDI) substrates due to low profitability.
2019-12-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Uncertainty over AMTZ head sends jitters to AP medical device makers
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Its a controversy that the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government could do without now, especially when investor confidence in Andhra Pradesh is taking a beating.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Neto, Chapecoense plane crash survivor, retires from football
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 14 (IANS) Neto, who was part of the six survivors of the air crash that killed almost all of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense in 2016, has called it a day.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Steve Smith's one-handed catch wows Twitter fans
Perth, Dec 14 (IANS) Former Australia captain Steve Smith's acrobatic one-handed catch to dismiss New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson in the Perth Test has wowed his countless fans on Twitter.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
'The X Factor' star pleads guilty to sexually exploiting teenage boys
London, Dec 14 (IANS) "The X Factor" 2018 semifinalist Danny Tetley has pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting teenaged children.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BJP ready to 'compromise' with Shiv Sena for CAA
Nashik (Maharashtra), Dec 14 (IANS) The Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party is ready to make any "political compromise" with the Shiv Sena if the latter encountered problems with allies - the NCP and the Congress, in implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act, a senior leader said here on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Restore road links on priority: Himachal CM
Shimla, Dec 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday asked authorities to restore road links and electricity and water supply in areas affected by two days of snowfall.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
I will not allow my reputation being tarred: AICF Secy
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) If there is data theft and data piracy then the logical course is to lodge a police complaint and not issue a show cause notice, said All India Chess Federation (AICF) Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Bangladesh allows trade of 9 more products from NE
Agartala, Dec 14 (IANS) Following a request from the Tripura and Central governments, Bangladesh has removed port restrictions and allowed the trade of nine more local products of the northeastern states with that country, an official said here on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy
BJP ready to 'compromise' with Shiv Sena for CAA
Nashik (Maharashtra), Dec 14 (IANS) The Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party is ready to make any "political compromise" with the Shiv Sena if the latter encountered problems with allies - the NCP and the Congress, in implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act, a senior leader said here on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
WeWork shutting restaurant co-working startup Spacious
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) Co-sharing workspace company WeWork has planned to shut down a restaurant co-working startup named Spacious it had acquired just four months ago.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
#NamamiGange trends on Twitter as PM takes boat ride in Kanpur
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) As Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the maiden meeting of National Ganga Council in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, #NamamiGange trended on Twitter, with users praising the clean-Ganga efforts.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
AICF holds meeting, calls for elections on Feb 10
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) Despite the threat of revocation of recognition issued by the Central government, the All India Chess Federation (AICF) held its urgent general body meeting here on Saturday and decided to hold elections to select its office-bearers on February 10, 2020, an official said.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
As pilgrims flock Sabarimala, revenues touch Rs 100 cr
Sabarimala, Dec 14 (IANS) With everything quiet at the famed Sabarimala temple and pilgrims coming in large numbers, its revenue on the 27th day of its opening for the festival season has touched Rs 100 crore, up from Rs 60 crore in the previous year, according to temple officials.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Kerala,National
Once Pant gets runs, he will be a massive player: Rathour
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) India batting coach Vikram Rathour on Saturday backed underfire Risabh Pant and felt the young stumper carries immense ability and once he start getting runs, he will be a 'massive player'.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Kim accused of photoshopping kids in family Christmas card
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian was criticised for photoshopping her children in her family Christmas card.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Amanda Bynes moves in with her parents
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) After sparking off concerns with several reports about her fleeing her sober living facility, it has emerged that actress Amanda Bynes has checked out of the facility and is living with her parents.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dhoni will be there at World T20: Bravo
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo believes that his Chennai Super Kings team mate and captain MS Dhoni will be at the World T20 that will be held in Australia next year. Dhoni has been on a sabbatical from cricket since India's semi-final exit from the 2019 ICC World Cup.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta dress up in 'Grease' costumes
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Olivia Newton-John has shared a photograph of her and John Travolta dressed as their "Grease" characters -- saying it's the first time they have done so since the film was released 41 years ago.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Need to get used to playing quality opposition: India U-17 coach
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) India U-17 women's football team coach Thomas Dennerby feels the side needs to get used to playing quality opposition after they went down to Sweden in the opening match of the U-17 Football Tournament at the Mumbai Football Arena.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
NCB busts international drug cartel worth Rs 1300 crores
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau busted an international drug cartel worth Rs 1300 crores and seized cocaine worth Rs 100 crores.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Colin Firth, Livia head for splitsville
London, Dec 14 (IANS) "Bridget Jones" star Colin Firth and his wife Livia have called it quits after 22 years of marriage.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rakesh Sinha writes to VC over Jamia violence
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Rajya Sabha MP of BJP Rakesh Sinha on Saturday wrote to the Vice Chancellor of Jamil Millia, Nazma Akhtar, in the wake of violence that erupted on Friday. Sinha urged the Vice Chancellor to form a committee to probe organised violence by communal elements with League mindset on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trailer release of KGF sequel sets Twitterati abuzz
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Upcoming movie KGF Chapter 2 trailer's released on Friday set the Twitter abuzz as its fans tweeted their admiration for the Kannada period action film.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Moushumi Chatterjee's daughter passes away
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Veteran actress Moushumi Chatterjee's daughter has passed away.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rishi Kapoor joins B'wood, fans to pay b'day tributes to Raj Kapoor
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Raj Kapoor's fans on Saturday tweeted heartfelt tributes to the Bollywood Showman on his birth anniversary, with son Rishi Kapoor posting a throwback picture of the late thespian to honour him.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Hailstorms, rain cause major damage to crops in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Dec 14 (IANS) Farmers in Rajasthan suffered major crop damage due to widespread rain and hailstorm in different parts of state in the last two days.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Margot Robbie's secret Twitter outing
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Margot Robbie says she created an anonymous Twitter account and followed as many young right-wing American women as she could find on the digital medium.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
British-Muslims fear for their future under Johnson govt
London, Dec 14 (IANS) British-Muslims have said that they feared for their future under a new Boris Johnson government after his landslide win in the December 12 general election, a media report said on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Customers ask to exhume body of CEO with $145 mn crypto passwords
Toronto, Dec 14 (IANS) As the mystery deepens around the death of Gerald Cotten, CEO of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Quadriga CX, now lawyers for customers have asked police to exhume the body of Cotten to recover about $190m in Bitcoin which were locked in an online after his death.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Canada,Technology
'Jumanji' heroine Karen Gillan: I got rejected from every audition once
Los Cabos (Mexico), Dec 14 (IANS) Karen Gillan is today associated with Marvel Cinematic Universe and the "Jumanji" franchise, but she recalls a time when she would be rejected at all the auditions she gave. The actress says she takes pride in her resilience, which made her stronger and more determined.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Mexico,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Delhi LG stops land acquisition process in illegal colonies
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has directed the withdrawal of the land acquisition proceedings within the delineated boundaries of 1,731 unauthorized colonies here, Raj Niwas said on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Jumanji: The Next Level' beats 'Mardaani 2', 'The Body' on day 1
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Hollywood biggie "Jumanji: The Next Level" took a headstart at the Indian box-office on day one, over this week's Bollywood releases -- the Rani Mukerji-starrer "Mardaani 2" and "The Body" featuring Emraan Hashmi and Rishi Kapoor.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Brain protein that could protect against Alzheimer's disease
Toronto, Dec 14 (IANS) Researchers have found that a protein that regulates white blood cells in the human brain could protect against Alzheimer's disease.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Security beefed up in B'desh consulates in Assam, Tripura
Agartala/Guwahati, Dec 14 (IANS) The Assam and Tripura governments have increased security at the Bangladesh Assistant High Commissions here in view of the stir against the amended citizenship law, officials said on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tripura,National
US, Canada warn citizens against visiting Northeast
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The US and Canada have warned their citizens against visiting the northeastern states of India due to the ongoing protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, officials said.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gems & jewellery segment sees silver lining
Jaipur, Dec 14 (IANS) The gems and jewellery segment sees a silver lining after a long slump as the number of queries has increased since last month, said former chairman of Gem and Jewellery Exports Council and Jaipur Jewellery Show secretary Rajiv Jain.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,Business/Economy
Giriraj Singh slams Rahul for using 'Savarkar' surname
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Union Minister Giriraj Singh took to Twitter to attack Rahul Gandhi on Saturday for the statement he made during Bharat Bachao rally in the capital.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sonia slams BJP, says CAA will destroy soul of India
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Congress interim Chief Sonia Gandhi on Saturday accused the Narendra Modi government of dividing the country and said that the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act will destroy the soul of India.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Human teeth used as pendants in Turkey 8,500 years ago
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Researchers have discovered two 8,500-year-old human teeth, which were used as pendants in a necklace or bracelet, at a prehistoric archaeological site in Turkey.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Wipro, IISc tie up to make 3D printer
Bengaluru, Dec 14 (IANS) Wipro 3D and renowned Indian Institute of Science (IISc) are collaborating to build the country's first industrial grade metal 3D printer, the software major said on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
I know how to switch between formats: Mayank Agarwal
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) After some back to back spectacular shows in the longest format of the game against South Africa and Bangladesh, India Test opener Mayank Agarwal has now received a call in the ODI squad replacing Shikhar Dhawan, who has been ruled out of the 50-over series against West Indies, starting here from Sunday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Road links in Himachal affected with widespread snow
Shimla, Dec 14 (IANS) Road links in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday were hampered a day after widespread snow and rain, blocking highways and link roads, while a large number of commuters were stranded across the state, officials said.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sargun takes inspiration from Neena Gupta for 'Yeh Hai Chahatein'
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Television actress Sargun Kaur took inspiration for her role in "Yeh Hai Chahatein" from Neena Gupta. She says the veteran actress's life has been an inspiration to all.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ranbir, Alia feature on TikTok
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANSlife) Bollywood actors and brand ambassadors for potato chip brand Lay's, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are being seen on TikTok for duet challenge that has seen over 5 billion impressions in three days.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Violence against CAA spreads in Bengal; rail, bus services hit
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Violent protests against the new citizenship law (CAA) spread to more areas in West Bengal on Saturday as mobs torched buses, set afire railway property and blockaded road and rail disrupting train and vehicular movement.
2019-12-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
I am not Rahul Savarkar, I won't apologise: Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday refused to apologise over his "Rape in India" remark and mocked Sangh ideologue V.D. Savarkar and said, "I am not Rahul Savarkar and I will not apologise for speaking the truth".
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
14% rise in sex crime reporting after MeToo movement: Study
New York, Dec 14 (IANS) The MeToo movement that took the world by storm has led to a 14 per cent rise in reporting of sexual crimes during its first three months across the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Lifestyle/Fashion
N.Korea conducts another test at satellite launch site
Seoul, Dec 14 (IANS) North Korea said on Saturday it has carried out "another crucial test" at its satellite launch site and the results will be used to strengthen its "reliable strategic nuclear deterrent".
2019-12-14
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' renewed for Season 4
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Emmy and Golden Globe-winning comedy series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" has been renewed for a fourth season at Amazon.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Unravel mysterious, magical history of AlUla
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANSlife) A one-of-a-kind cultural festival "Winter at Tantora" in Saudi Arabia, which celebrates incredible art, music, and culture is returning following a successful debut in 2018.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Bhuvi injury opens Pandora's Box; Bumrah & Pandya had refused to go to NCA
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Bhuvneshwar Kumar being diagnosed with a sports hernia has once again opened the Pandora's Box. While the diagnosis raises question mark over the team of specialists working at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) as they had recently given him a clean chit, it has now also come to the fore that the duo of Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah had refused to undergo rehabilitation at the NCA post injury.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Kids in low income countries prescribed excess antibiotics
New York, Dec 14 (IANS) Kids in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) are receiving an excessive amount of antibiotic prescriptions that could harm the children's ability to fight pathogens as well as increase antibiotic resistance worldwide, warns a new study.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
IPL auction table is always unpredictable: Ponting
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) With the Indian Premier League getting into auction mode, Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting met members of the management to discuss the team's potential targets for the upcoming season.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Home matches for Odisha FC at Kalinga stadium from Dec 27
Bhubaneswar, Dec 14 (IANS) After playing their first three home games away in Pune due to the delay in the completion of the upgradation work at the Kalinga Stadium, Odisha FC will now host their Indian Super League (ISL) matches in Bhubaneswar, starting December 27.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Jamia declares winter vacation after protest over CAA
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia University after postponing varsity exam, has now declared winter vacation from Saturday amid massive protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The University will now open on January 6, 2020.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
No play on Day 4, Rawalpindi Test heads towards draw
Rawalpindi, Dec 14 (IANS) Overnight rain and poor light continued to mar the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium as not even a single ball could be bowled on Day Four before umpires called off play on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Nadal, Djokovic, Federer to play in Australia Open 2020
Melbourne, Dec 14 (IANS) World's top tennis players will return to Melbourne Park in January next year, led by Spain's Rafael Nadal and Serbia's Novak Djokovic, who will be going for a record-extending eighth Australian Open title.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
23 security personnel killed in Afghan attack
Kabul, Dec 14 (IANS) An insider attack claimed the lives of 23 security personnel in Afghanistan's Ghazni province on Saturday, an official said.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Air traffic resumes at Srinagar Airport after 8 days
Srinagar, Dec 14 (IANS) After being disrupted for eight days, air traffic finally resumed at the Srinagar Airport on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Cook visits Thailand to meet WWDC scholarship winners
Bangkok, Dec 14 (IANS) Apple CEO Tim Cook continues his tour of Asia, after beginning the trip in Japan earlier in the week, this time he visited Thailand to meet developers, students and WWDC scholarship winners.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Thailand,Technology
Judi Dench thinks Idris Elba might be the James Bond
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Judi Dench thinks that her "Cats" co-star Idris Elba "might" become the next James Bond.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Betting Central
'Can't judge witness credibility on statement outside court'
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) A Delhi Court while hearing an application in connection with the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case observed that the "credibility of a witness cannot be judged from what he or she says outside the court".
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
A melange of food and thought in this festival
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANSlife) A two-day food festival celebrating the diverse culinary heritage of the South Asian region, has returned for its fifth edition in the capital. It starts Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ceramics inspired from Indian bazaars, Japanese Kimono
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANSlife) Australian master potter Ted Secombe, known for his beautiful crystalline glazes, will showcase the best of his ceramic art in a solo exhibition in the national capital.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Miffed by judiciary, Kerala Minister hits back
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 14 (IANS) Kerala Minister G. Sudhakaran has said it not fair to blame the state government solely on the issues related to condition of roads, a day after the Kerala High Court came down heavily on the matter.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Johnson to visit north England after election gains
London, Dec 14 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Saturday travel to north England, a region which contributed towards his ruling Conservative Party's biggest election win in 30 years by sweeping aside Labour from its traditional heartlands.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Curfew relaxed as situation improves in Assam
Guwahati, Dec 14 (IANS) The curfew, enforced in Guwahati due to the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, was relaxed for seven hours since 9 a.m. on Saturday, as the situation improved in Assam, even though train services continued to be affected.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
CBI books Padma shri Leela Samson, others for irregularities
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a corruption and criminal conspiracy case against Padma Shree awardee Leela Samson, Bharatanatyam dancer and former director of Kalakshetra Foundation and four others for alleged irregularities in renovation of Koothambalam Auditorium in Chennai.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Art/Culture/Books
Xiaomi patent shows Motorola Razr-like foldable phone
Beijing, Dec 14 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has patented a new large-display smartphone which folds in half in the middle like Moto Razr, protecting the screen as a result.
2019-12-14
Category: International, China,Technology
Thousands protest against CAA in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Dec 14 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people protested across Karnataka on Friday against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), an official said on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
FIFA confirms four bids for 2023 Women's World Cup
Geneva, Dec 14 (IANS) FIFA has confirmed that it has received bids from Brazil, Japan, Colombia and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
Priyanka Gandhi attacks Modi over CAA, jobs, economy
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday teared into the Narendra Modi government over controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019, and called upon people to raise voice against it.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Injury-marred India aim to topple WI in ODIs (Preview)
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) After earning a hard-fought series win in the T20Is, Team India will now want to take that form in the ODIs when they face West Indies in the first match of the three-game rubber to be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Reebok launches Sole Fury Boost shoes
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANSlife) Fitness wear brand Reebok has unveiled a new collection of shoes that brings back its 90s creation of split cushioning, and combines technology and aesthetics from three iconic shoes -- Instapump, Opus and Ventilator.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Samsung denies selling 1 mn Galaxy Fold handsets
Seoul, Dec 14 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. has denied media reports that the company has sold one million Galaxy Fold smartphones globally since the device's launch in September.
2019-12-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
N.Korea conducts another 'critical' test at satellite launch site
Seoul, Dec 14 (IANS) North Korea said on Saturday that it has carried out "another crucial test" at its satellite launch site and the results would be used to strengthen its "reliable strategic nuclear deterrent".
2019-12-14
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Rebel Wilson recalls having to lick Jason Derulo for 'Cats' scene
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Rebel Wilson spent an entire day licking singer Jason Derulo for a scene in "Cats", which ended up being cut from the final edit of the movie.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Australia to witness hottest day on record
Canberra, Dec 14 (IANS) Australia could experience its hottest day on record next week as a severe heatwave in the country's west was set to make its way east, weather forecasters said on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Rip Torn battled Alzheimer's disease before death
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) 'Men in Black' star Rip Torn's death certificate has shown the TV, movie and stage veteran died after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US envoy to visit Seoul ahead of N.Korea deadline
Seoul, Dec 14 (IANS) US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will arrive in South Korea on Sunday, the Foreign Ministry said here, just weeks ahead of Pyongyang's year-end deadline for Washington to show flexibility to advance their nuclear talks.
2019-12-14
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Rihanna's documentary sold for $25 million
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Singer Rihanna's documentary has been reportedly sold to Amazon for a whopping $25 million.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jamia Milia cancels exams over CAA protest
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Jamia Millia Islamia University here on Saturday cancelled the odd undergraduate and postgraduate semester examinations due to a protest at its premises against the Citizenship (Amendment), Act (CAA), 2019.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Kerala to look into AP Disha Act for safety of women
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 14 (IANS) A Kerala Minister on Saturday made it clear that they have no issues in looking into the recently passed Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Amendment) 2019 Bill, christened 'AP Disha Act' and the Andhra Pradesh Special Court for Specified Offences against Women and Children.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sally Field arrested at Jane Fonda's climate protest
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Sally Field was the latest star to join actress Jane Fonda's weekly climate protests.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Global growth in 2020 to stabilise commodity prices: Report
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Commodity markets currently dwelling at multi-year lows are set for revival as global growth is seen to attain slow-but-steady pace in the coming year, a report said.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
AT&T convinces FCC to let it use own Internet speed testing service
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) Seems like US telecom major AT&T does not want users to see its unflattering Internet speed results and that is why it has convinced the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to stop using a third-party speed testing service and instead use its own.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Do The Right Thing' actor Danny Aiello passes away
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Veteran film actor Danny Aiello, known for his roles in the movies "Do The Right Thing" and "The Godfather Part II", is no more. He was 86.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Klopp signs new Liverpool deal until 2024
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Jurgen Klopp has extended his stay at Liverpool by signing a new contract with the club which will run until 2024.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Billie Eilish honours women in music industry
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Singer Billie Eilish honoured her female peers in the music industry as she accepted her Billboard 2019 Woman of the Year prize.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
After US, Canada issues travel advisory for northeast
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) After United States, now Canada has asked its citizens to avoid "non-essential travel to the northeast in view of the ongoing protests against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi chairs National Ganga Council meet in Kanpur
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired the National Ganga Council meeting in Kanpur, where he will also review the 'Namami Gange' project and get a first hand experience of the impact of the programme on the holy river.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FIDE may not take sides in AICF fight
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) The global chess governing body FIDE may not take sides between two warring factions of National Chess Federation (NCF), said an official.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Musk appears at Game Awards to support his girlfriend
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk was spotted at the Game Awards, where Tesla CEO showed his appreciation for his artist girlfriend with a standing ovation.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Technology
SpiceJet grounds 3 aircraft citing defects
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) SpiceJet has informed the exchanges that it has grounded three of its B737 freighter aircraft.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Andhra girl's body exhumed for autopsy, 12 years after murder
Vijayawada, Dec 14 (IANS) Twelve years after the rape and murder of B-Pharmacy student Ayesha Meera at a hostel here, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday exhumed her body for fresh autopsy.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Johnson to launch charm offensive in Scotland: Report
London, Dec 14 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to embark on a "charm offensive" in Scotland after his faltering popularity in the country gifted the Scottish National Party (SNP) a landslide victory, a media report said on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Curfew relaxed in Guwahati as situation improves in Assam
Guwahati, Dec 14 (IANS) The curfew, enforced in Guwahati due to the volatile protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, was relaxed for seven hours since 9 a.m. on Saturday, as the situation improved in Assam.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Assam,National
Meghalaya CM meets Shah, seeks ILP in the state
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma met Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday late night to implement inner line permit (ILP) in the state.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kejriwal ropes in Prashant Kishor for image makeover
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has inked a deal with Indian Political Action Committee (IPAC) for image makeover, the party chief Arvind Kejriwal announced on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US warns citizens against visiting India's northeast
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The US government has warned its citizens against visiting the northeastern states of India due to the ongoing protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CCI approves stake buy in SBI General Insurance by Napean
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved acquisition of shares in SBI General Insurance by Napean Opportunities LLP.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CCI approves Sanaka's investment in Edelweiss Securities
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved Sanaka Growth SPV I Limited (Sanaka) investment in Edelweiss Securities Limited (ESL) under sub-section (1) of Section 31 of the Act.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Aparshakti is lucky to have a helpful team
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Actor Aparshakti Khurana has thanked his team for always taking care of him.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
After several cancellations, govt to allot 6 coal mines soon
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) After poor show of investors in the previous rounds of coal auctions, government is now finally considering allotment of six mines soon.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nokia 2.3 to launch in India soon
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Nokia 2.3 made its debut earlier this week in Cairo, Egypt. Now, the budget Nokia smartphone will be making its way to India soon, since the company has begun teasing it in the country by posting a couple of videos on Twitter.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Hazlewood ruled out of Perth Test with hamstring strain
Perth, Dec 14 (IANS) Right-arm Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood will not be bowling again in the remainder of the ongoing first Test against New Zealand due to an injury.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Overlooked by England, Billings takes break to 'refresh'
London, Dec 14 (IANS) England batsman Sam Billings, who has not been selected in the white-ball squad for the South Africa tour, has decided to take a break from franchise cricket, including the Indian Premier League (IPL). Billings will use the time to get ready to turn up for Kent in the upcoming domestic season.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India U17 women lose to Sweden in Dennerby's 1st game
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) India U17 women, playing their first game under newly appointed head coach Thomas Dennerby, suffered a 0-3 defeat against Sweden in the opening match of the football tournament but not before putting up a brave fight and impressing many.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Elnaaz Norouzi donates clothes to underprivileged kids
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Elnaaz Norouzi, who is known for her role in "Sacred Games", has recently donated clothes to underprivileged children here.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amazon now delivers 50% of its packages on its own
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) In a serious threat to package delivery giants like FedEx and UPS, Amazon is now delivering 50 per cent of its packages itself especially in the urban centres globally, media reported.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Anti-Boris Johnson protesters clash with police
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Following Boris Johnson's victory in one of the UK's most historic general election, protests were staged here against the Prime Minister, during which demonstrators clashed with the police, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Rahul Gandhi to take on BJP's policies in Delhi Rally
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that his party has organised a mega rally at Ram Lila ground in Delhi on Saturday, 'against the dictatorship of the BJP government and slaughtering of Indian economy and democracy'. He said that he will address the public gathering over these issues.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google Maps captures 10mn miles in Street View images
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) Google Maps have captured more than 10 million miles of Street View imagery - a distance that could circle the globe over 400 times.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
NZ to observe 1-min silence for volcano victims: PM
Wellington, Dec 14 (IANS) New Zealand will observe a one minute's silence nationwide on December 16 for the victims of the White Island volcanic eruption, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Oh! To be an Indian cricket selector (Column: Close-In)
The Indian cricket team is progressing, as one in horse-racing terms would say, "in fine fettle". Cricket in India has become a lucrative career option and so cricketers are now being unearthed from many nooks and corners of the country. The glamorous status that it exudes with the added incentive of pots of cash alongside has now emerged as a dream for any aspiring sportsman.
2019-12-14
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Sports
Trump makes Twitter record amid impeachment charges
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump made a Twitter record when he tweeted a whopping 123 times in a couple of hours against the House Judiciary Committee's decision to initiate impeachment charges against him.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Technology,Politics
Thief stole hard drives with data of 29,000 FB staffers
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) Banking data of nearly 29,000 Facebook employees stored on unencrypted hard drives has been stolen by a thief from a payroll worker's car, the media reported.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Winter chill to intensify in north India
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Isolated rains and moderate to dense fog is forecast for north India on Saturday as the winter chills intensify with the minimum temperature likely to fall by two to three degrees over the northern plains.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Effective regulations as the lynchpin for growth (Column: Behind Infra Line)
The importance of an effective regulatory mechanism for a conducive business environment cannot be over-emphasized. As India looks to push consumption and investments further up, a renewed focus on improving the regulatory framework will help the business climate significantly.
2019-12-14
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Burns, Pope extend contracts with Surrey till 2023
London, Dec 14 (IANS) England batsman Rory Burns and Ollie Pope have both agreed to new Surrey contracts, keeping them at the Kia Oval until the end of the 2023 season.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Will AICF defy Centre's directive and hold general body meet?
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) Suspense continues on whether the urgent meeting of the general body of All India Chess Federation (AICF) would be held on Saturday morning, defying the Central government's direction to cancel the same.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Tension prevails in Bengal amid anti-CAA protests
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Tension prevailed in West Bengal on Saturday, a day after protesters against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) blocked roads and vandalised railway stations, leading to disruptions in vehicular movement and train services.
2019-12-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Julie Ertz named US Football Female Player of the Year
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Midfielder Julie Ertz has been voted the 2019 US Football Female Player of the Year, the US Soccer Association has announced.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Scotland announce squad for U19 World Cup
Edinburgh, Dec 14 (IANS) Scotland have announced their 15-member squad for the U19 World Cup slated to be held in South Africa from January 17 to February 9 next year.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Former Argentina star Lavezzi announces retirement
Buenos Aires, Dec 14 (IANS) Former Argentina international forward Ezequiel Lavezzi has announced his retirement from football.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Nearly 900,000 need humanitarian assistance in Libya: UN
Tripoli, Dec 14 (IANS) Nearly 900,000 people in Libya would need humanitarian assistance in 2020, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
2019-12-14
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
US sanctions 2 Lebanese businessmen supporting Hezbollah
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) The US government has imposed sanctions against two Lebanese businessmen, accusing them of providing financial support for Hezbollah.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Irish, UK PMs pledge to restore collapsed NI Assembly
Dublin, Dec 14 (IANS) Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his British counterpart Boris Johnson have pledged to restore the Northern Ireland (NI) Assembly which has remained collapsed for nearly three years.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Ireland,Politics
After Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar also ruled of West Indies ODIs
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) Right-arm pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series against West Indies beginning on Sunday due to a groin injury. Shardul Thakur has been named as his replacement.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
US SC to decide on release of Trump's tax records
New York, Dec 14 (IANS) The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear President Donald Trump's appeal of lower court orders, now on hold, that require relative banks and an accounting firm to turn over his financial records to the Democrat-led House of Representatives and prosecutors in New York.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
London docs consider Sharif's toxicology screening for poisoning
Islamabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Doctors from London have hinted that former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's toxicology screening for poisoning would be ordered the British capital if no cause or cure was found of his unstable platelets, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Emergence of polio cases matter of shame: Imran
Islamabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged parents to ensure that their children are administered with the anti-polio vaccine not only for the sake of their health but also for the nation.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Pakistan,International
China, Pak to finalise deal to develop SEZ under CPEC
Islamabad, Dec 14 (IANS) A team of China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) is expected to visit Pakistan by the end of December to finalise an agreement for the development of the Rashakai special economic zone (SEZ) under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a Pakistani official said on Friday.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy
Dollar declines against British pound as Johnson wins polls
New York, Dec 14 (IANS) The US dollar declined against the British pound on Friday after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was officially declared winner of Britain's general election.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Hong Kong busts decade's biggest fake drug shipment
Hong Kong, Dec 14 (IANS) Hong Kong customs officials seized the largest counterfeit medicine shipment in 10 years destined for mainland China traders who travel to the city-state to buy them.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Hong Kong,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NZ White Island recovery operation continues, 2 missing
Wellington, Dec 14 (IANS) The operation to locate and recover the two deceased who remain missing following the White Island eruption continues on Saturday, said New Zealand Police.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Japan's business confidence falls in Dec to lowest
Tokyo, Dec 14 (IANS) The confidence of Japan's large manufacturers in the country's economic performance worsened in December compared to September, representing its fourth consecutive quarterly decline and placing the indicator at its worst level since April 2013, the Bank of Japan reported on Friday.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
Drought and flood prevention action at COP25
Madrid, Dec 14 (IANS) The looming threat of drought and floods around the globe is an issue across both urban and rural areas.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Ryan Reynolds talks about his resemblance to Kate Beckinsale
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds says his resemblance to actress Kate Beckinsale is something that he has heard about "for a long time".
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kim Kardashian recalls ordeals of pregnancy
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Reality TV star has opened up about the ordeals she faced during her pregnancy.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Landmine explosion kills 3 children in Syria
Damascus, Dec 14 (IANS) Three children were killed and four others were injured on Friday when a landmine exploded in the southern province of Daraa in Syria, local media reported.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism
B'desh cancels ministers' India trips due to anti-CAA protests
Dhaka, Dec 14 (IANS) Bangladesh has demanded heightened security for its mission in India's Assam state capital Guwahati following two subsequent attacks, and cancelled two ministers' trips to India amid violent protests there over a contentious citizenship bill.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Politics
BSEC calls for closer cooperation to promote growth, peace
Athens, Dec 14 (IANS) The 41st Meeting of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs was held here on Friday, ending with a call for closer cooperation within the group, with the EU and other organizations to promote economic growth, peace and stability.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Greece,Business/Economy
Anti-CAA protesters torch railway stations, block roads in Bengal (2nd LEAD)
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Violence broke out in West Bengal on Friday against the Citizenship Amendment Act as also a possible NRC exercise as protesters vandalised and set fire to railway stations, and squatted on the tracks and highways, disrupting train services and vehicular movement.
2019-12-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
7th Economic Census expected to be complete by March 2020
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The 7th Economic Census, which is being conducted nationwide through common services centres (CSCs), is expected to be completed by March 2020, Central Statistics Office Director General (Social Statistics) A.K. Sadhu said on Friday. The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has tied up with CSC e-Governance Service for the 7th Economic Census.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
RBI central board discusses policy structure for coop banks, NBFCs
Bhubaneswar, Dec 14 (IANS) The RBI central board on Friday discussed policy framework for cooperative banks, NBFCs, current economic situation and domestic and global challenges.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
RBI to provide liquidity facility to make NEFT system 24x7
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to provide an additional collateralised intra-day liquidity facility for smooth operation of payment system National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) on a round-the-clock basis from December 16, the central bank said.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IBL: Bengaluru secure surprise win against Punjab
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Bengaluru Brawlers, trailing at the bottom of the table, sprang the biggest of surprises in the Big Bout Indian Boxing League (IBL) with a 4-3 victory over the fancied Punjab Panthers at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on Friday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
I feel humbled: to be published in India: American yoga exponent Eddie Stern
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Eddie Stern who has been teaching yoga in New York for the last quarter of a century, after being trained by an eminent guru in India, says he is humbled by the publication of his book on the discipline in this country.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
ED attaches assets worth Rs 10 cr in K'taka ponzi case
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Friday that it has attached assets worth over Rs 10 crore of a Bengaluru-based firm in connection with an alleged 'Islamic banking or halal investment' ponzi scam case.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AASU calls three-day mass satyagraha against CAA
Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) The All Assam Students Union (AASU), which is spearheading the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests, on Friday called a three-day mass satyagraha in all district headquarters of the state from December 16.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
UN human rights chief concerned over citizenship law
United Nations, Dec 13 (IANS) The UN Human Rights head has expressed concern over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), but said that "the goal of protecting persecuted groups is welcome."
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
States will have to implement CAA: MHA officials
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) While five non-BJP ruled states are making grandiose noises about not implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Home Ministry has in no ambiguous terms snubbed the rhetoric as "political posturing".
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ED attaches properties worth Rs 20 cr of Rajasthan-based firm
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Friday that it has attached properties to the tune of Rs 20 crore of a Rajasthan-based company and its promoters in connection with its probe into an alleged bank loan fraud.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
63 Moons lawsuit: HC gives PC, others 4 weeks to respond
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Friday asked senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, former Forward Market Commission (FMC) Chairman Ramesh Abhishek and serving bureaucrat K.P. Krishnan to file their statements in the the Rs 10,000 crore damage suit filed by 63 Moons Technologies within four weeks.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
No proposal to shift state capital: Andhra minister
Amaravati, Dec 13 (IANS) Clearing the air over the future of Amaravati as the capital of Andhra Pradesh, the YSR Congress Party government said on Friday that there is no proposal to shift the capital.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
NIA arrests mastermind of human trafficking gang
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Friday that it has arrested the mastermind of a human trafficking gang from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US House panel approves 2 scaled-down charges against Trump
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) A bitterly divided Judicial Committee voted on Friday to present two scaled-down charges against US President Donald Trump to the House of Representatives for impeaching him, setting in motion a historic process.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Anti-CAA protesters torch railway stations in Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Violence broke out in West Bengal on Friday against the Citizenship Amendment Act as also a possible NRC exercise as protesters vandalised and set fire to railway stations, and squatted on tracks and highways, disrupting train services and vehicular movements.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Anti-CAA protests in Hyderabad, other Telangana towns
Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Hyderabad and few other towns in Telangana on Friday witnessed protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
MP CM orders strict action against mafia
Bhopal, Dec 13 (IANS) Can the Madhya Pradesh government take its fight against organised crime to a logical conclusion?
2019-12-13
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Income tax, input tax credit refunds up: Revenue Secy
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Income Tax Department is now conducting complete faceless assessment and the refunds so far in this fiscal stood at Rs 1.57 lakh crore as compared to Rs 1.23 lakh crore in the previous fiscal, Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Messi's brilliance salvages the day for Kerala Blasters
Kochi, Dec 13 (IANS) There was no shortage of entertainment as Kerala Blasters FC and Jamshedpur played out a 2-2 draw in a Hero Indian Super League clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
MP govt under pressure to defy CAB, NRC
Bhopal, Dec 13 (IANS) The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh is under pressure from its legislators to follow the example set by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to reject the Centre's latest legislation on National Register of Citizens and Citizenship Amendment Act.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Nations look for compromise options on finance at UN climate talks
Madrid, Dec 13 (IANS) In the final hours of UN climate change negotiations named COP25 in this Spanish capital, countries on Friday were looking for compromise options on finance and the carbon credit market mechanism.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
CG Power investors should ask for new directors: InGovern
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Ahead of CG Power's annual general meeting (AGM), proxy advisory firm InGovern Research has said that investors of the company should seek appointment of a new set of directors on board.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC notice to Centre on plea for special force for courts
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre and state governments to furnish their responses on a plea seeking a specialised force to give "foolproof security" to all courts, judges, lawyers, litigants and witnesses in the country.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Record High: India's forex reserves rise to over $453 bn
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves continued their upward trajectory during the week ended December 6 and touched new record highs.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Slowdown: Nov YoY exports slips, imports fall over 12%
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Domestic and global slowdown along with lower crude oil prices heavily dented India's merchandise external trade as both export and import for November showed a downtrend.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jamia protestors demand complete roll back of CAA
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A march by Left-wing students of Jamia Millia Islamia university to Parliament turned violent on Friday after Delhi police, in a bid to stop the protest, lathi-charged the protestors.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How can you go against law of the land? Guv to Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Coming down heavily on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for saying that she would not allow the Citizenship Amendment Act to be implemented in her state, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday wondered how she could go against the law of the land which has been adhered to.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
China, US agree on text of phase one trade deal
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) China and the United States have agreed on the text of a phase one economic and trade agreement based on the principle of equality and mutual respect.
2019-12-13
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
More formal jobs created in FY 18: CEA
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Chief economic advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian on Friday said there has been a major change in the nature of employment in the country in 2017-18 compared to 2011-12.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP women MPs file complaint against Rahul Gandhi with EC
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) After a ruckus in the Lok Sabha over Rahul Gandhi's 'Rape in India' remark at a rally in Jharkhand, women Members of Parliament of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Union Minister Smriti Irani on Friday filed a complaint with the Election Commission seeking action against him.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC awards 30 grace marks in Haryana judicial exam
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday awarded 30 grace marks in two papers to candidates who took the exam for 107 posts of civil judge (junior division) in Haryana. The top court noted the marking in 2017 examination was strict.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
HC reserves order on Ratul Puri's bail cancellation
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday reserved its order on the petition filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) seeking cancellation of bail granted to businessman Ratul Puri in the AgustaWestland deal case.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
CAA: Bengal Governor appeals for peace
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Amid violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday appealed for peace and asked people to believe in the rule of law and the laws passed by Parliament.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Govt steps to boost consumption showing impact: CEA
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The government on Friday presented its own report card on the steps taken by it to tackle the slowdown with Chief Economic Advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian saying the measures taken by the government are showing impact and that there has been a record FDI inflows of $35 billion in the H1 of the current fiscal against $31 billion in the same period a year ago.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Security beefed up in Punjab along Pak border
Chandigarh, Dec 13 (IANS) Reviewing the security arrangements in the state's border districts in the light of heightened threat from Pakistan-based terrorists, Punjab Police chief Dinkar Gupta on Friday asked the police force to intensify checking along the border.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Glum-looking ex-speaker Bercow fodder for Twitter humour
London, Dec 13 (IANS) A glum-looking former Commons Speaker John Bercow became the butt of Twitterati humour as the Conservative Party led by Boris Johnson won a landslide victory in the UK general election.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Odisha CM felicitates winners of YATS 2019-20
Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitated top 20 winners of the 13th Edition of Tata Steel Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS) 2019-20 here on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
BJP leader attacked in Bengal, party blames Trinamool
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) A group of people attacked the car of West Bengal BJP general secretary Satyantan Basu on Friday at Bhupatinagar in East Midnapore district with sticks and stones. Basu said he sustained injury from broken pieces of glass from the car windows.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Over a dozen pleas filed in SC against new citizenship Act
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) More than a dozen petitions were moved in the Supreme Court on Friday challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
UN welcomes opening of Kartarpur Corridor
United Nations, Dec 13 (IANS) The UN General Assembly has welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, calling it a manifestation of interfaith harmony.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Religion
B'luru police bust gang growing marijuana in flower pots
Bengaluru, Dec 13 (IANS) The Bengaluru police central crime branch on Friday arrested a group of three drug peddlers for growing marijuana in flower pots inside a flat in the city, officials said.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three youth killed in Tripura road mishap
Agartala, Dec 13 (IANS) Three members of a family were killed in a road accident in northern Tripura on Friday, the police said.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More snow and rain in Himachal
Shimla, Dec 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destinations Kufri, Narkanda and Manali received more snowfall, pushing down the temperatures by several notches on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian design market has huge potential: Experts
Kochi, Dec 13 (IANS) Even while there is a huge shortage of qualified designers in the country, the market for design has huge potential, said experts of creative industries at the Kochi Design Week (KDW) being held here.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Art/Culture/Books
Nirbhaya case: Tihar execution chamber ready, curbs on convicts
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The secret shifting of Pawan Kumar Gupta, one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, from Mandoli jail to Tihar jail and restrictions on the other three convicts has sent shivers down the spines of all the four convicts.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre moots Article 371 in lieu of 370 for J&K
Srinagar, Dec 13 (IANS) A new dispensation may be afoot in Jammu & Kashmir with the Centre proposing granting of Article 371 as compensation for the abrogation of Article 370.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Kidnapping case: CBI raids locations in Delhi, Kolkata
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday carried out searches at several locations in Delhi and Kolkata in connection with kidnapping of a minor daughter from her mother and sending her to Dubai.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AASU: New law fails to protect rights of indigenous people
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The All Assam Students Union (AASU) on Friday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act, stating that due to the continued influx of illegal immigrants in Assam, the Centre has failed to protect the rights of the indigenous people of the state.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tourism sector in Rajasthan upset as govt slashes funds
Jaipur, Dec 13 (IANS) The tourism stakeholders in Rajasthan are upset with the funds for the tourism sector being slashed to Rs 114.45 crore for the year 2019-20 in the Congress government's budget. It was Rs 179.23 crore for the year 2018-19 under the earlier BJP government.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
CPM, Cong in Kerala to jointly protest against CAA on Monday
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13 (IANS) In a show of unity against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, traditional political rivals in Kerala - the ruling CPM-led Left and the Congress-led UDF - will stage a joint protest here on Monday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Happy to get back to Lord's as BCCI president: Ganguly
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Back at Lord's cricket ground for the first time as BCCI president, former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday went down memory lane, saying it was nice to be back here in a different capacity.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Delhi to sensitise students to respect women: Kejriwal (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that soon schools and colleges in the national capital will sensitise students to respect women.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala HC apologises to family of road accident victim
Kochi, Dec 13 (IANS) In a show of empathy, the Kerala High Court on Friday apologised to the family members of a 23-year-old youth who died on Thursday after his bike hit an iron barricade warning people of a hole and was run over by a truck.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Beyhadh 2': Shivin Narang shoots for 15 hours in water
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor Shivin Narang has recently shot a fight sequence in the water for the upcoming episode of "Beyhadh 2", and he had to remain in water for over 15 hours for that shot.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Goa Governor meets PM over Kalasa-Banduri project
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) Three days before the Congress is scheduled to stage a dharna in the national capital over the Union Environment Ministry's nod to Karnataka's Kalasa-Banduri water diversion project, Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and lobbied for the coastal state's case in the inter-state dispute over the waters of Mhadei river.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rakhi Sawant: Want to screen 'Mudda 370 J&K' for PM Modi, Amit Shah, Uddhav, Big B
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Rakhi Sawant says she would like to organise special screenings of "Mudda 370 J&K" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan, and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. The film, directed by her brother Rakesh Sawant, will be an informative experience for the audience as far as Article 370 goes, she added.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Leave aside politics, work for stringent law against rape'
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh on Friday said the Centre and the opposition should work constructively to check crimes against women and they should rise above politics to bring a more strict law and speed up the judicial system in cases of rape.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian products smuggled to Pak after changing labels
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) After Pakistan banned the import of Indian products, media reports reveal that now Indian products are being smuggled through the ports of other countries.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Kapil keeps lead with 68 in round two of golf meet
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhis Kapil Kumar kept his lead for the second day running with a roller-coaster four-under-68 at the ICC RCGC Open Golf Championship 2019 Powered by Bharat Benz, a TATA Steel PGTI event, being played at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Golf
Mamata announces statewide protests against citizenship law
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Reiterating that her government would not allow any NRC exercise or implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced statewide protests from Monday, saying that she will lead a rally from the base of B.R. Ambedkar's statue here.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Policy intervention in economy to continue when needed: FM
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday dismissed questions on a time period on the uptick probability of the economy amidst rising inflation and contracted factory output and second quarter GDP growth falling to 4.5% saying she would continue to intervene in the economy when and wherever needed.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC stays coercive action against Khurshid in trespass case
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday granted protection from any coercive action to senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid in an alleged trespassing offence of 2015.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sensex adds 428 pts over US-China trade deal (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Benchmark index Sensex closed near its life-time high on Friday after signs of easing US and China trade tension ignoring weak macroeconomic situation in the country.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Dilip Kumar honoured
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Legendary actor Dilip Kumar was honoured by the World Book of Records, London, on his 97th birthday earlier this week.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
30 more services in Delhi's Doorstep Delivery Scheme
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) People living in the national capital can now avail 30 more services at their doorstep, under the Doorstep Delivery Scheme, along with the existing 70 services.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Anti-CAA protesters torch railway stations in Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Violence broke out in West Bengal on Friday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) as also a possible NRC exercise in the state as protesters vandalised and set fire to railway stations, disrupting train services.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Video of Bangla Hindus crossing border fake: PIB
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Friday described a video doing the rounds on the Internet claiming that Bangladeshi Hindus crossing Indian borders post passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 as fake and said that the video was first uploaded on January 22, 2019.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'BJP may win 42 seats in Delhi if polls held now'
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The BJP which only won three of 70 seats in the national capital in the 2015 Assembly polls may get 42 seats this time if elections are conducted now, a survey said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Woman attempts suicide in Maharashtra's Mantralaya
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) A woman attempted to commit suicide by jumping off the fourth floor of Mantralaya, the state government headquarters, on Friday afternoon, officials said.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Netflix Christmas Special showing gay Jesus evokes ban demands
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A new Netflix Christmas Special titled "The First Temptation Of Christ", which shows Jesus Christ in a gay relationship and Mary as a weed-smoker, has angered millions all over the world, who have signed a petition demanding its withdrawal.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
N. India under widespread rainfall, dense fog conditions
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) There has been heavy rain and snowfall on Friday in the northern hilly states of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand under the influence of the western disturbance and its induced cyclonic circulation.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ganguly uses screenshot pic to wish Yuvi, fans say crop it
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) BCCI chief and former India Team skipper Sourav Ganguly posted on Twitter a screenshot of a picture of his with the then teammate Yuvraj Singh to wish the latter on his birthday, which did not quite amuse Twitter fans as they pointed out it was not even cropped.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Twitterati not amused over BJP MP's Sanskrit claim
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A day after BJP MP Ganesh Singh claimed in Parliament that speaking Sanskrit kept diabetes and cholesterol at bay, Twitterati posted sarcastic and funny responses.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shah's northeast visit put off, train services hit in Assam
Shillong/Agartala/Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shahs scheduled visit to Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh on December 15 to attend separate functions has been postponed in view of the "law and order situation in the region" following agitation against the citizenship law, officials said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Meghalaya,National
Yogi seeks Rs 11, stone for temple from each family
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday created a new controversy when he reportedly sought a contribution of Rs 11 and a stone from each family for construction of grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
I-League: East Bengal look to sustain momentum against TRAU
Kalyani, Dec 13 (IANS) Kolkata giants East Bengal (QEB) will be playing bottom-placed Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC without the services of star midfielder Jaime Santos Colado at the Kalyani Municipality Stadium on Saturday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Samsung to add $8 bn investment into Xian chip plant
Seoul, Dec 13 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. will invest an additional $8 billion into its memory chip plant in Xian, China, officials have confirmed, as the South Korean tech giant further expands its presence in the world's second largest economy.
2019-12-13
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Bug fix, new skin for select emojis in latest WhatsApp beta
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp has released a new beta that brings in a number of tweaks, includung a fix for a serious bug that caused the last version of WhatsApp beta for Android to crash for many users.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Manmohan invited to anniversary fete in MP
Bhopal, Dec 13 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee has invited former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Bhopal on December 17 to be the guest of honour for the celebrations to mark the completion of the Congress government's one year in the state. The idea apparently is to lend an edge to the attack on the NDA government at the Centre over the economic slowdown and growing unemployment.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
JK Tyre Orange 4X4 Fury set for MOCA, BODA showdown
Dambuk (Arunachal Pradesh), Dec 13 (IANS) Marabhum Offroaders Club of Arunachal and BODA will be the cynosure of all eyes as the 6th edition of the JK Tyre Orange 4X4 Fury gets underway here in the serene and quaint Dambuk Valley.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,Sports,Motorsports
England leave Root out of T20 squad for South Africa tour
London, Dec 13 (IANS) England Test captain Joe Root was on Friday dropped from the squad for the three T20 internationals in South Africa.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Now, Namita Gokhale writes on Jaipur
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Author of 18 works of fiction and non-fiction, Namita Gokhale's upcoming novel, "Jaipur Journals", is set against the backdrop of the vibrant and multilingual Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF). The metafictional novel is an ode to literature and will be published by Penguin Random House India under its prestigious Viking imprint.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Attack minded ATK, FC Goa to clash
Margao (Goa), Dec 13 (IANS) What do you expect when two of the most attacking sides in the Hero Indian Super League lock horns with each other? Plenty of action, drama and definitely goals. Thats all probably a certainty as FC Goa hosts ATK at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Saturday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
EU agrees to become carbon neutral by 2050
Madrid, Dec 13 (IANS) European Union leaders meeting in Brussels have agreed to make the 28-member bloc carbon neutral by 2050.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Onion prices: Centre keeping close vigil, says FM
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that the Central government is closely monitoring onion prices which have exponentially shot up recently.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
I&B, expenditure secys figure in bureaucratic reshuffle
New Delhi, 13 Dec (IANS) The most noticeable of the eight transfers and postings in Friday's bureaucratic reshuffle relates to the department of higher education in the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD).
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mulling common code of conduct in LS, Assemblies: Birla
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday said that an initiative has been taken to frame a 'common code of conduct' for the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies while aiming for "healthy discussions" during sessions.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MP CM orders strict action against mafia
Bhopal/Indore, Dec 13 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, during a meeting with senior police and civil administration officers, asked them to rid the state of mafiosi.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt says committed to doubling farmers' income by 2022
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Amid slow pace of economic growth, it might be a challenging task for the government to achieve the target of doubling farmers' income in the next three years, but the government says it is moving in the right direction to achieve the goal within the time-frame.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Call off GB meeting or face consequences: Govt to AICF
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) In a set back to All India Chess Federation (AICF) President P.R. Venketrama Raja, the Central government on Friday directed to cancel the urgent general body meeting called by him here on December 14.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Kavita Seth feels blessed to help society through her music
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Sufi singer Kavita Seth is all set to perform for a noble cause at the fundraising concert "Nirvana", to create awareness about leprosy among people.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mamata backs anti-CAA protests in Assam, NE
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Alleging there was "unrest throughout the nation", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday backed the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests in Assam, Tripura and other north eastern states, and expressed concern over the legislation's impact on the country's relations with neighbouring Bangladesh.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Deepika bags award for mental health awareness
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone has been honoured by the 26th Annual Crystal Award for raising mental health awareness. She is the only Indian actress to featured in Davos 2020 winners list.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Slowdown: Nov YoY exports down, imports fall over 12%
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Domestic and global slowdown along with lower crude oil prices heavily dented India's external trade as both exports and imports for November showed a downward trend.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
New dish gets Twitter responses dripping in humour
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Foodies love to experiment with what they eat, though it may not go well for others.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
PhonePe crosses 5bn transactions, grows 5X in one year
Bengaluru, Dec 13 (IANS) Digital payments platform PhonePe on Friday announced that it has crossed 5 billion transactions on its app.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Nirbhaya convicts should hang at the earliest: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday demanded that the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case should be hanged at the earliest.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Inaamulhaq: Polarisation a strategy to distract people from real issues
Lonavala, Dec 13 (IANS) Violence has erupted in parts of the country owing to the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), and Bollywood actor Inaamulhaq feels this is a strategy by politicians to distract the common people from real issues such as development, economic growth, education, and healthcare. Importantly, such unrest tampers with the essential idea of India, which is inclusive in nature.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Maharashtra villagers raise banner of revolt against Maoists
Nagpur, Dec 13 (IANS) For a change, scores of tribal inhabitants of the remote Kangadi village in Gadchiroli have raised a banner of revolt against Maoists active in the region, an official said here on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Terrorism
Opposition challenges Kerala FM to debate on state finances
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition on Friday asked state Finance Minister Thomas Issac for an open debate as it came out with a white paper on the state's finances.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Human speech 20mn years older than previously thought
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Human speech is nearly 20 million years older than previously thought and it actually evolved at a time when our common ancestor lived with monkey, who presumably had the capacity to produce vowel sounds, say French researchers.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Govt's stimulus report highlights FDI inflow, support to NBFCs
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Finance Ministry on Friday presented a status report on the impact of the recently announced stimulus measures, highlighting that inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) reached a record level during the April-June period, among other things.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
I-T dept tax refunds up at Rs 1.57 lakh cr: Revenue Secy
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Income Tax Department has issued tax refunds of Rs 1.57 lakh crore till December 11, Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BWF Tour Finals: Sindhu logs consolation win, beats Bingjiao
Guangzhou, Dec 13 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu scripted a consolation victory over China's He Bingjiao in the third Group A match to end her campaign on a high at the year-ending BWF World Tour Final here on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Can non-BJP CMs thwart Citizenship Act's nationwide rollout?
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) On Friday, in a packed hall at the Indian Women's Press Corps in New Delhi, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath alleged that the newly-amended Citizenship Act was an attempt by the BJP-ruled Centre to change the narrative by "design".
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Many media personnel hurt in Jamia students' stir
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Several media personnel were abused, thrashed and their cameras were broken by protestors outside Jamia Millia Islamia university as the students' march to Parliament was foiled by the police on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
D/N Test: Taylor holds fort but Oz in driver's seat after Day 2
Perth (Australia), Dec 13 (IANS) Bowlers dominated Day 2 of the first Test between Australia and New Zealand at the Perth Stadium. Ross Taylor's resilience has given the visitors hopes of not having to follow-on, but Australia are firmly in the driver's seat in the Test having blown away the Kiwi top-order in the final session. New Zealand ended the day on 109/5, trailing Australia by 307 runs.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Chimpanzees seen dancing like human conga-line for 1st time
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Two chimpanzees housed in a zoo in the US have sparked the question about how human dance evolved after they were observed performing a duo dance-like behaviour, similar to a human conga-line.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delay in renewing defence land lease led to loss of Rs 27 cr: CAG
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delay caused by the Ministry of Defence in taking decision for renewal of leases of defence land has incurred a loss of Rs 27.42 crore to the exchequer, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) finds in its report on Union Government (Defence Services)-Army, sources in the Rajya Sabha said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jamia students' march turns violent
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A march by Left-wing students belonging to Jamia Millia Islamia university to Parliament turned violent on Friday
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
New Uber initiatives to empower women, youth in India
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) In a bid to make daily commute safer for women in India, ride hailing giant Uber on Friday launched a new campaign for Uber Auto which also aims to empower the female riders with seamless shared mobility solutions.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Decoded! Why some causal drinkers turn into heavy alcoholic
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) Don't just blame it on his friends if your hubby has suddenly started drinking more in recent times as scientists have now discovered neurons in a specific brain region that might be responsible for triggering sudden uptick in alcohol consumption.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Physics prof wins Twitter hearts over his teaching method
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A video clipping of a septuagenarian Physics professor practically demonstrating different concepts in the subject to his students in the classroom got the Twitterati all amused and full of praise for the out-of-the-box teaching method.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Star Sports announces special programming for IPL 2020 auction
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) After a successful and nail-biting IPL 2019, the much-awaited cricketing tournament of the year is back with the auctions. Star Sports, India's leading sports broadcaster and global rights holder of the IPL has planned unmatched viewing experience for fans that includes live expert reactions and analysis, including all the live developments from the auction room.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Budget likely on Feb 1, survey on Jan 31: Sources
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Budget for 2020-21 may be presented on February 1 and the Economic Survey is likely to be on January 31, Finance Ministry sources said.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Taylor Swift slams 'toxic male privilege'
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift has slammed "toxic male privilege" during her Billboard Woman of the Decade speech.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Baalveer' cast happy as show makes it to Google's global list
Mumbai, Dec 13 IANS) "Baalveer" finds a spot among the top 10 most-searched TV shows in Google's global list of 2019, and its lead actors Pavitra Punia and Dev Joshi are super happy.
2019-12-13
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bengaluru: Allot 60% signage to Kannada or pay penalty
Bengaluru, Dec 13 (IANS) All commercial establishments in Bengaluru should inscribe at least 60 per cent of their signboards in Kannada by December 30, failing which a penalty will be levied, an official said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
WT20 on mind as India gear up for WI ODIs, says Bharat Arun
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) Even though India will now play West Indies in a three-match ODI series, the preparation is still very much on for the World T20 in Australia in 2020 and that is exactly what bowling coach Bharat Arun said two days ahead of the opening ODI and said that the idea is to have the best possible resources going into the showpiece event.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Microsoft unveils its next gaming console 'Xbox Series X'
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) Microsoft's next-generation gaming console, formerly known as Project Scarlett, has been officially unveiled as the Xbox Series X and will hit the shelves in the holiday 2020.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
World leaders tweet congratulatory messages to Johnson
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) World leaders tweeted congratulatory messages on Friday as UK's Boris Johnson led his Conservative Party to its biggest victory since Margaret Thatcher's in the 1987 polls.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Tahira Kashyap's new short film 'Pinni' is 'straight from the heart'
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Author-filmmaker Tahira Kashyap describes her upcoming short film "Pinni" as a sweet story, adding that the effort came straight from her heart.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
A Fast & Furious game is coming to PS4, Xbox One in 2020
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) A Fast and the Furious video game called Fast & Furious Crossroads is coming to PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM in May 2020.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Smartphones in bed can ruin your sex life for sure
London, Dec 13 (IANS) The heavy use of smartphones is affecting our state of mind and now, the devices are ruining the sex lives of people too, a new study has found.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Amid JNU ruckus, HRD secy Subramaniam shifted
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) In a significant bureaucratic reshuffle, Higher Education Secretary R. Subramaniam has been shunted out of the HRD Ministry to the Ministry of Social Justice.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tehelka case: HC cautions court on victim's questioning
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) The Bombay High Court in Goa has directed a trial court hearing the rape case against former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal to not entertain "irrelevant and extraneous questioning" of the victim.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Advocacy group: CAA is planned and pro-Hindutva
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghathan, an organisation that works for the Right to Information (RTI) and other schemes, on Friday lashed out at the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
LS registers 116% productivity, session ends on sour note
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The winter session of the Lok Sabha registered 116 per cent productivity, one of the highest compared to the previous monsoon session, and broke many records, but concluded on a sour note on Friday due to an uproar following Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's "Rape in India" remark.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Anti-terror drill to be conducted during 'Exercise Indra'
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) The Indo-Russian tri-services drill 'Exercise Indra', will see a joint anti-terror drill with the head of the Russian armed forces contingent for the exercise Major General O Tsekov saying that international terrorism is the common enemy in the 21st century.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
We oppose the new citizenship law: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said he and his party are against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which has now become a law, saying they oppose it.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Justin Bieber's new album on 'struggles' aims for early 2020 release
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber has been posting what appears to be an album teaser on social media.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rakhi Vijan: Good comedy happens on TV now
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Rakhi Vijan, popular as Sweety from the nineties sitcom "Hum Paanch", feels good comedy is happening on the small screen now.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Salman Khan's dad Salim 'never trusted' his scripts
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Salman Khan says his father and famous screenwriter, Salim Khan, never trusted the superstar's scripts.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jairam Ramesh moves SC against Citizenship Amendment Act
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Friday moved the Supreme Court challenging validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act, alleging that it is a brazen attack on the core fundamental rights envisaged under the Constitution.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Govt's stimulus report card says FDI inflow at record level
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Finance Ministry on Friday presented a status report on the impact of the recently announced stimulus measures and said that FDI inflows rose exponentially during the first half of the fiscal FY19-20.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Mardaani 2': Rani rocks in topical film (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)
"Mardaani 2"; Cast: Rani Mukerji, Vishal Jethwa, Shruti Bapna, Rajesh Sharma; Direction: Gopi Puthran; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2019-12-13
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Samsung's Galaxy Fold 2 to use UTG display: Report
Seoul, Dec 13 (IANS) Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is expected to feature an Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) display panel, which would fix some of the issues the original Fold had, namely the durability.
2019-12-13
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Delay in setting up defence varsity raises cost by 914%: CAG
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) There delay in setting up of Indian National Defence University (INDU) in Haryana's Gurugram will cost the exchequer an increase of 914 per cent in cost, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) finds in its report on Union Government (Defence Services)-Army, sources in Rajya Sabha said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Odisha CM says will not implement NRC: Muslim delegation
Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 (IANS) A Muslim delegation on Friday said that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has assured them that the state government will not implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2019-12-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
No comments on 'stagflation': Sitharaman
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday denied to comment 'stagflation', saying that "I have heard of the narrative going on and I have no comments to make."
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ignore Pankaja Munde, says BJP-supported RS MP
Pune (Maharashtra), Dec 13 (IANS) Prominent realtor Sanjay Kakade, a Bharatiya Janata Party-supported Rajya Sabha MP, on Friday asked the party to simply ignore former minister Pankaja Munde-Palwe as she has no support base left in her own stronghold of Beed.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
You never know: Crespo on coaching clubs in India
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) In his third visit to India, former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo on Friday hinted that he is open to coaching a football club in India if there is a good offer.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Emotionally intelligent students get better grades
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) It's not enough to be smart and hardworking and students must also be able to understand and manage their emotions -- a skill known as emotional intelligence -- to do better at school than their less skilled peers as measured by test scores, says a study.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Australia,Education,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jamia students' march to Parliament foiled by police
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi Police on Friday evening lathicharged students outside Jamia Millia Islamia and also used tear gas in a bid to scatter the agitating students who were marching to Parliament to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 which has now become a law after being passed in both houses of Parliament.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NSEL: HC directs PC, others to file statement in 4 weeks
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Friday asked Congress leader P. Chidambaram, former Forward Market Commission (FMC) Chairman Ramesh Abhishek and serving bureaucrat K.P. Krishnan to file their statements in the the Rs 10,000 crore damage suit by 63 Moons Technologies within four weeks.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
CWI President welcomes Bravo's availability for Windies T20s
St John's (Antigua), Dec 13 (IANS) Dwayne Bravos announcement that he has ended his retirement from International Twenty 20 cricket has been welcomed by Ricky Skerritt, President of Cricket West Indies. Bravo said on Friday that he will be available for West Indies selection, in 2020, the year of the next ICC T20 World Cup in Australia.
2019-12-13
Category: India, St John ,Sports,Cricket
SL 282/6 as truncated Day 3 called off in Rawalpindi
Rawalpindi, Dec 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka were 282/6 at the end of Day 3 of their first Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi. Overnight showers and bad light meant that just over five overs were possible in a Test that has been hit by delays due to the weather.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Our players should learn from Kohli: WI assistant coach
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) West Indies assistant coach Roddy Estwick on Friday said their young players should learn from India skipper Virat who is the "benchmark" of hard work.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
'Soldiers deprived of snow glasses, boots, requisite food'
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Indian Army troops do not have snow glasses and multi-purpose boots to wear and requisite sanctioned food to eat in high altitude areas in Siachen and Ladakh, thus exposing them to inclement weather causing ailments due to extreme cold conditions, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said in a report.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Twitterati pleased over film on Balakot air strike
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Twitterati gave a big thumbs-up to the news that Bollywood producers Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain and Pragya Kapoor will collaborate for a new film based on the 2019 Balakot air strike.#SanjayLeelaBhansali trended on Twitter.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Madras HC turns down CBI probe into IITM student's death
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Friday turned down a plea seeking CBI probe into the suicide of Fathima Latheef, who was a student at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM).
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
9 members of 2 families commit suicide in TN
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) Nine members of two different families in Tamil Nadu's Villupuram and Dindigul districts committed suicide, police said.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Andhra Assembly passes Bill for death to rapists
Amaravati, Dec 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Friday unanimously passed two Bills, providing death penalty for rapists in cases where there is conclusive evidence and for stringent punishment in cases of other sexual offences against women and children.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Twitter users joke over noodles dish pic
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A Twitter user's post on a dish made of instant noodles and orange wedges elicited funny responses from fellow users.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Government must get out of business: Amit Khanna
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) What is striking about Amit Khanna is not just the fact that he has been part of the entire media spectrum -- television, films, radio, print, studio head, besides being part of policy making, but that he refuses to wear any stars on the shoulders.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Uneasy calm in Guwahati, buses off roads
Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) The Army and paramilitary forces conducted flag marches in Guwahati and some other districts as public transport remained off the roads and an uneasy calm prevailed in Assam on Friday, a day after two people died during violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which is now a law after the President's assent.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Assam,National
CM should have sacked me: BJP rebel Saryu Rai
Ranchi, Dec 13 (IANS) Rebel BJP leader Saryu Rai on Friday resigned as Jharkhand Food and Civil Supply Minister and handed over his resignation to Governor Draupdi Murmu.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Delhi schools to sensitise students on women safety: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that the schools in the national capital will sensitise students on women safety, and urged females to do the same in their homes.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
After row, Pune theatre fest group spikes 'diktat'
Pune (Maharashtra), Dec 13 (IANS) After a massive furore in theatre, films and creative circles, a Pune-based organisation has withdrawn its two-day old 'diktat' banning college students from depicting 'sensitive topics' at its mega theatre competition in February, a top organiser said here on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
NCW slams Rahul Gandhi on rape remarks
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma has slammed Rahul Gandhi for his "rape in India" remark.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Apple Arcade introduces 'Ultimate Rivals' sports game
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) Apple has revealed "Ultimate Rivals" from Bit Fry Game Studios, a new sports game franchise that brings together athletes across hockey, basketball, football, baseball and soccer into a single officially licensed video game, a first in sports and gaming.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Why exercise won't help most women suffering from migraine
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Despite doctors recommending regular aerobic exercise to prevent migraine, physical exercise can actually be a trigger of migraine attacks for most women because of "anxiety sensitivity" in them, find researchers.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rahul Gandhi has no sense: Minister
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Friday hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his "rape in India" remark and sought the party's apology on his behalf because he "doesn't have sense".
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: $35 bn FDI inflow in Apr-Jun FY20 against $31 bn YoY: CEA
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2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,
Khalilzad holds talks with Pak's Qureshi on Afghan peace
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad held talks with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi here Friday on the Afghan peace process, officials said.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Rohingya refugees in Hyderabad stare at uncertain future
Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Rohingya refugees living in Hyderabad are a worried lot amid growing threat of deportation in the wake of passing of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill by the Parliament and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2019-12-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Twitterati gush over Rani Mukerji's performance in Mardani2
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji has wowed the Twitterati with her performance in Gopi Puthran-directed 'Mardaani 2' movie that was released on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
China to commit to trade deal if 'mutually beneficial'
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) The Chinese government on Friday said that it was "committed" to reach an agreement to resolve its trade dispute with the US only if it was "mutually beneficial" for both sides.
2019-12-13
Category: International, China,Politics
Udhayanidhi Stalin, others detained for protest against CAA
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) The youth wing secretary of DMK Udhayanidhi Stalin and around 500 party workers were detained by police when they held a demonstration against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) here on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
'Rape in India': No question of apology: Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday refused to apologise over his "rape in India" remark during an election rally in Jharkhand and hit out at the government saying this was "merely an excuse" for them to divert attention from the main issue.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US law firm's plaint not uncommon: Infosys
Mumbai/Bengaluru, Dec 13 (IANS) Software major Infosys on Friday said it was not uncommon for law firms to solicit plaintiffs in a lawsuit.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Trump tweets about Thunberg, she changes her Twitter bio
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Two days after Swedish climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg was nominated Time magazine's 2019 'Person of the Year', US President Donald Trump waded into controversy by tweeting about the 16-year-old activist. And the activist cheekily responded by using part ofTrump's tweet in her twitter bio-data.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Scientists map winds in Mar's upper atmosphere for first time
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Using data from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft, researchers have created the first-ever map of wind circulation in the upper atmosphere of Mars.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
You never know: Hernan Crespo on coaching clubs in India
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) In his third visit to India, former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo on Thursday hinted that he is open to coaching a football club in India if there is a good offer.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Indian-origin politicians win big in UK polls
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Indian-origin politicians, from both the ruling Conservative and the opposition Labour parties, have won big in the UK general election.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Internet down in two UP districts after protests
Aligarh/Saharanpur, Dec 13 (IANS) Internet services have been shut down in Aligarh and Saharanpur following large-scale protests over the new citizenship law after Friday prayers.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Japan PM's Guwahati visit off for now: MEA
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday confirmed that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's meeting in Guwahati with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi "is not happening now".
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
No minor illegally detained in Kashmir: SC quotes HC report
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday said the Juvenile Justice Committee of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has found no substance in the allegations of the illegal detention of children by security forces.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
PM Modi, netizens pay tributes to Parliament attack martyrs
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A host of dignitaries led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the netizens who paid homage to the martyrs of the 2001 terrorist attack on Parliament. #ParliamentAttack trended on the social media platform, garnering 6,489 tweets.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cong yet to approve Siddaramaiah, Gundu Rao's resignations
Bengaluru, Dec 13 (IANS) The All India Congress Committee (AICC) is yet to approve the resignations of Karnataka opposition leader Siddaramaiah and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Dinesh Gundu Rao, a party spokesperson said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Will join hands with Kerala govt against CAA: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13 (IANS) The Congress-led Opposition in Kerala on Friday announced that it will join hands with the Kerala government, and all like-minded parties in the state, who are against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Ratul Puri gets bail in MoserBaer fraud case
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi Court on Friday grants bail to bizman Ratul Puri in the MoserBaer money laundering case.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akshay gifts onion earrings to wife Twinkle
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Authour-producer Twinkle Khanna, who is known for her wit and humour, recently took a dig at the rising prices of onions in India.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
First Gayle, then Pollard: Top run-getters in T20 cricket
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard has reached the second spot in the list of highest run-getters in T20 cricket.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Revise personal I-T slabs upwards: Ficci to govt
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Indian industry has renewed its demand for income tax benefits to push up consumption in the upcoming 2020-21 General Budget. The government should consider revising upwards the direct income tax slabs for individuals, FICCI has said.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Google Assistant's interpreter mode comes to smartphones
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) Interpreter mode, the real-time translation tool is now rolling out to Assistant for Android and iOS users.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kendall Jenner mocks sister Kylie's inflated lips
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Reality TV personality and model Kendall Jenner has made fun of her sister Kylie Jenner's lips in a fake make-up tutorial.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Man jumps in front of Delhi Metro train, dies
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A 33-year-old man died on Friday after he jumped in front of a Delhi Metro train at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium metro station, police said.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Microsoft hiring people for Pentagon Cloud project: Report
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Undeterred by Amazon's lawsuit, Microsoft is going the whole hog on recruiting people for the prestigious $10 billion Pentagon Cloud project it won despite Amazon Web Services (AWS) being the favourite.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Technology
SC says Sabarimala tradition age-old, no order on women's plea
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to pass an order on a plea by two women -- Bindu and Fathima -- to allow them entry into the Sabarimala temple, but Bindu said she is not seeing it in a negative way.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Messi special, Maradona from another planet: Hernan Crespo
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Hailing Lionel Messi as one of the five 'kings' in the history of world football, former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo on Friday said that the six-time Ballon d'Or winner does not need to win a World Cup to be touted as the best of his generation.
2019-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Deadlock in UN talks on climate finance
Madrid, Dec 13 (IANS) As the two-week long hectic UN climate change talks head to close with outcomes inadequate to address the climate emergency, negotiators and envoys on Friday are apprehensive of the increasingly contentious topics like climate finance -- a support to developing countries, including India.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Spain,International
Cong to march in Delhi against crimes on women
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) In a bid to call attention to the rising crimes against women, the Congress' women's wing will organise a march in the national capital on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RS adjourned sine die, records 100% productivity this session
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The last day of the historic 250th session of the Rajya Sabha witnessed interruptions and uproar forcing the Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu to adjourn the House twice, but it recorded nearly 100 per cent productivity during this session.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shah's Shillong visit put off, train services hit in Assam
Shillong/Agartala/Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah's scheduled visit to Shillong on December 15 to attend a function in North-Eastern Police Academy (NEPA), has been postponed in view of the "law and order situation in the region" following agitation against the new citizenship law, officials said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Meghalaya,National
Sensex nears life-time high despite stagflation fears
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) India's benchmark index Sensex traded near its life-time highs on Friday after signs of easing in US and China trade tension. The Sensex hit an intraday high of 41,030.92 -- a little over 100 points away from a record high of 41,163.79.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Valves for Kudankulam N-power plants ready: Rosatom
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) Russia's nuclear power plant maker Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) on Friday said it has completed the manufacturing of valves for 1,000 MW Units 3 and 4 coming up in Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Delhi schools to teach boys not to misbehave with females
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi government schools will soon make its male students take a pledge to behave properly with the opposite gender, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Stimac cannot turn wood into gold, says ATK assistant coach Sen
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) India football coach Igor Stimac might be under the pump after the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) Technical Committee, headed by Shyam Thapa, expressed its displeasure over the team's performance against Bangladesh and Afghanistan. But after former India skipper Bhaichung Bhutia, current ATK assistant coach Sanjoy Sen has come out in support of the head coach, saying that Stimac must be given time.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Amanda Bynes sparks concern after fleeing sober house
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Amanda Bynes has sparked concern after she suddenly "fled" a sober living facility which she called home.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Harry Styles' new album 'Fine Line' out now
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles' highly-anticipated album, "Fine Line", is now available.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
NZ eruption: Search for final 2 bodies to resume on Sat
Wellington, Dec 13 (IANS) A search operation to retrieve the last two bodies remaining on the Whakaari/White Island are expected to continue on Saturday, after six bodies were recovered from the volcano on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Huawei set to narrow gap with Samsung in smartphone shipments
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) Chinese telecom and smartphone giant Huawei is set to narrow the gap with the world's largest smartphone maker -- Samsung, in terms of market share even as the South Korean major is widely expected to grab the highest market share of 21.3 per cent in 2019, a new report has said.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
After furore, Pune theatre group spikes 'diktat'
Pune (Maharashtra), Dec 13 (IANS) After a massive outcry in theatre and creative circles, a Pune-based organisation has withdrawn its two-day old 'diktat' banning college students from depicting 'sensitive topics' at its mega competition scheduled in Feb, a top organiser said here on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Panther finally caught in Jaipur after 21-hour search
Jaipur, Dec 13 (IANS) After a frantic search of around 21 hours, the forest department finally caught the panther on Friday from the Lal Kothi area in Rajasthan's Jaipur, where it was tranquillised and put in a cage.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Sitharaman ranks 34th in Forbes' powerful women list
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is more powerful than New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, British Queen Elizabeth II and US President Donald Trump's daughter and Advisor Ivanka Trump, according to the "World's most powerful women" rankings by US magazine Forbes.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indian, Russian navies conducting joint tri-services exercise
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) Indra-2019, a tri-services exercise being conducted jointly by the Indian and Russian navies off Goa, will further strengthen relations between the two armed forces and enable them to undertake joint operations in a cohesive manner to address common challenges, a press statement issued by the two navies said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security
Saliva test can detect mouth, throat cancer early
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) A non-invasive saliva test can detect human papilloma virus-16 -- the strain associated with oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) -- showing promise for earlier and easier detection of mouth and throat cancer, report researchers.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Maxwell set for return after being 'mentally, physically ruined'
Melbourne, Dec 13 (IANS) Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who had taken a break from cricket to deal with his mental heath, is set to make his return in the Big Bash League.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Internet services in Aligarh suspended till 5 p.m.
Aligarh, Dec 13 (IANS) The Aligarh district administration is taking all preventive measures to avoid any untoward incident following the tense situation in the district after protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, which was passed in Parliament earlier this week.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Modi congratulates UK's Johnson for election victory
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated his British counterpart Boris Johnson for securing an overall majority in the UK general election.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
IPL auction: Cummins, Hazlewood, Mathews shortlisted at 2 crore
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A total of 332 players will go under the hammer when the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions take place on December 19 in Kolkata.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ban entry of minors, check drugs at Goa EDM events: Congress
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) The Goa Congress on Friday urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to ban the entry of minors, provide adequate security to women and keep a vigil against drug peddling during the upcoming party season in Goa, which includes a popular electronic dance music festival.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
British pound surges to highest level since 2016
London, Dec 13 (IANS) The British pound on Friday surged to its highest level since 2016 against the euro as the country prepares to finally "get Brexit done", after the ruling Conservatives headed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson secured an overall majority in the general election.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
NASA selects sample collection site on asteroid Bennu
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) After grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu's surface, the US space agency has finally selected a sample collection site on asteroid Bennu.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
John Legend's daughter thinks Ariana Grande is a better singer
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Musician John Legend's daughter Luna says singer Ariana Grande is a better singer than him.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistani lawyers go on nationwide strike
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Lawyers across Pakistan boycotted courts on Friday to protest against the registration of cases against advocates who were arrested for their involvement in the rampage at Lahore's Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) earlier this week.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,International
'Lord of the Rings' series loses Will Poulter
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor Will Poulter will not be appearing in Amazons upcoming "Lord of the Rings" series.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Islamabad High Court's 1st female judge sworn in
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court's (IHC) first female judge Lubna Saleem Pervaiz was officially sworn in at a ceremony on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,International
No question of apology, govt diverting attention: Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday refused to apologise over his "rape in India" remark during an election rally in Jharkhand and hit out at the government saying this was "merely an excuse" for them (BJP government) to divert attention from the main issue.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AI can help prevent suicide among youth
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) In a bid to help mitigate the risk of suicide especially among the homeless youth, a team of researchers at University of California (USC) has turned their focus towards Artificial Intelligence (AI).
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Johnson hails 'new dawn' after historic election victory
London, Dec 13 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said that he would work "night and day" to repay the trust of voters after he led the ruling Conservatives to a "historic" general election victory.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Hindu outfit sets up women's helpline in UP district
Aligarh, Dec 13 (IANS) A right-wing outfit, the Hindu Chhatra Vahini, has set up a helpline for women and girls in distress in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Stalin urges TN anti-corruption body to probe M-sand scam
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M.K. Stalin on Friday urged the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) to probe the alleged use of M-sand (manufactured sand) instead of river sand in construction works for Chennai Corporation.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
UP government primary schools to have libraries
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has announced setting up libraries in all the 1.58 lakh government primary and upper primary schools in the state by March 2020.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
New Uber initiatives to empower women, youth in India
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) In a bid to make daily commute safer for women in India, ride hailing giant Uber on Friday launched a new campaign for Uber Auto, which also aims to empower riders with seamless shared mobility solutions.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Congress accuses Modi govt of diverting public attention
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Amid the ruckus over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's 'rape remark', Congress party national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala accused the Narendra Modi-led Central government of diverting the public attention from the "ongoing unrest in the country".
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
N.Korean economy contracted 4.1% in 2018, says Seoul
Seoul, Dec 13 (IANS) The GDP of North Korea, whose impoverished economy faces large international sanctions, contracted 4.1 per cent in 2018, according to estimates published on Friday by the South Korean government.
2019-12-13
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Abhishek Kapoor to helm film on 2019 Balakot airstrike
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) National Award-winning director Abhishek Kapoor, who has helmed hit movies like "Kai Po Che!" and "Rock On!!", has joined hands with producers Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain and Pragya Kapoor for a film based on the 2019 Balakot airstrike.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
LS adjourned sine die amid ruckus over Rahul's 'Rape in India' remark
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday adjourned the House sine die at the conclusion of its winter session amid pandemonium over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's "Rape in India" remark.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nirbhaya's killers fate to be decided on Dec 18: Court
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) As Nirbhaya's parents moved the Patiala House Court on Friday seeking to expedite the execution of their daughter's killers seven years since the brutal crime, the Delhi court said it will wait for the Supreme Court's order taht will be hearing the matter as well on December 17.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
15 killed as fire engulfs passenger bus in Pak
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and one other was injured when fire engulfed a passenger bus following its head-on collision with a van in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Pakistan,International
BPL to exclusively live stream on FanCode in India
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) FanCode, the multi-sport aggregator platform, has entered into a multi-year exclusive streaming partnership deal for showcasing the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in India.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Committee postpones vote on Trump impeachment charges
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The US House Judiciary Committee has postponed a vote on the political charges against President Donald Trump until the next morning, thus delaying the last step necessary before the full body proceeds with an impeachment vote.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Samsung says it has sold 1 million Galaxy Folds
Seoul, Dec 13 (IANS) Samsung Electronics' President Young Sohn at TechCrunch's Disrupt Berlin event revealed that the company has sold 1 million Galaxy Fold smartphones globally.
2019-12-13
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
SC says Sabarimala tradition age-old, declines women's plea
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday declined to pass an order on a plea by two women -- Bindu and Fathima -- to allow them entry into the Sabarimala temple.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Overnight rains fail to lower Delhi pollution levels
New Delhi, 13 Dec (IANS) The pollution level did not lower in Delhi and NCR despite heavy rains throughout Thursday evening. Air quality levels remained in the 'severe' category at 9 a.m. on Friday as AQI levels touched the 407 mark as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR).
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Smriti lashes out at Rahul for 'Rape in India' remark
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Minister Smriti Irani lashed out on Friday at Rahul Gandhi for his remark 'Rape in India' and called it deplorable that he should not play politics on rape, and asked his mother Congress President Sonia Gandhi to advise and guide him.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bangladesh Home Minister cancels India visit amid protests
Dhaka, Dec 13 (IANS) After Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, now Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has also cancelled his India trip amid protests in the country against a citizenship bill.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
1 in 3 biometric data computers face hacking attempts
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) One in three computers (37 per cent) engaged in collecting biometric data globally faced hacking attempts in the third quarter of this year, a new report said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Obama addresses young leaders in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 13 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama on Friday addressed young leaders at a plenary session here organized by his foundation.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Rahul does not have moral right to be MP: Rajnath
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his "Rape in India" remark, saying he does not have the "moral right" to be an MP and sought his apology in Parliament.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian bowlers need to come good against WI in ODIs: Kumble
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Former leg-spinner Anil Kumble believes Indian bowlers need to come up with a good performance in the three-match ODI series against West Indies as the visitors have a lot of power hitters who can demolish any bowling unit.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Worshipping Sachin, Yashasvi made it from tents to India dressing room
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Seventeen-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal has been making the headlines ever since he became the youngest batsman to score a double-hundred in List A cricket.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Malaika Arora bats for the pear fruit
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANSlife) The Pear Bureau Northwest has roped in Bollywood actor Malaika Arora as the brand ambassador for USA Pears in India.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,IANS Life
Bravo reverses retirement, announces int'l comeback
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has reversed his international retirement by making himself available for T20 selection.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Cong urges PM to convene all-party meet on Assam situation
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Stating that the situation in the Northeast states was disturbing and Army action was not the answer, the Congress Party has asked the government to convene an all-party meeting to discuss the issue.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Row in LS over Rahul's 'Rape in India' remark
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Angry scenes were witnessed inside the Lok Sabha on Friday as the winter session drew to a close with fierce attack of the treasury bench all aimed at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his insensitive "Rape in India" remark. BJP members condemned the statement and sought an apology.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
No place for traditional gender roles: 72% OKCupid users
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANSlife) Seventy-two per cent users on the online dating platform OkCupid have said that traditional gender roles, such as men being default heads of households and not househusbands, or women taking care of chores and children or changing their names, have no place in their lives now.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Abe's visit to India to be postponed
Tokyo, Dec 13 (IANS) The Japanese government has planned to postpone Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's upcoming visit to India, amid "intensifying violence in parts of the country" he was due to visit, a media report said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Japan,Politics
After Bangladesh FM, Shinzo Abe cancels India trip?
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A day after Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen cancelled his India trip, media reports quoting Japan's Jiji Press suggests Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is now considering cancelling his trip to India. The trip was scheduled to begin on Sunday.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Winter essentials to keep you warm
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANSlife) It's that time of the year again when your calendar is going to be full of never ending Christmas and New Year parties. Stay warm yet stylish whether you're staying home with a mug of hot cocoa or spending the night partying away.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Johnny Galecki turns producer
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor Johnny Galecki is returning to the "National Lampoon's Vacation" franchise by developing a new comedy series based on the film family he was once part of.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Eastern Cape: Hometown of 2019 Miss Universe
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANSlife) South Africa held its head high as Zozibini Tunzi bought home the Miss Universe 2019 crown. Zozibini, who won the pageant with her belief that leadership is the most powerful thing we could teach young women today, comes from a region that is as beautiful as her -- the Eastern Cape in South Africa.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
UK's Liberal Democrat leader quits after losing own seat
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Jo Swinson, the leader of the UK's Liberal Democrats, stepped down on Friday after she was ousted from her own seat in Scotland in the general election held a day ago.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Fikayo Tomori pens new 5-yr-deal with Chelsea
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Defender Fikayo Tomori has signed a new five-year deal with Chelsea.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Smriti lashes out at Rahul for 'Rape in India' remark
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Minister Smriti Irani lashed out on Friday at Rahul Gandhi for his remark 'Rape in India' on Friday and called it deplorable that he should play politics on rape, and asked his mother Congress President Sonia Gandhi to advise and guide him.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3 not enough, Yeddy may ask for 2 more Deputy CMs next week
New Delhi/Bengaluru, Dec 13 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, who has now postponed his Delhi trip to next week, is likely to seek the okay from BJP chief Amit Shah to induct two more Deputy Chief ministers along with eleven rebels who have won as his cabinet colleagues.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US military tests previously banned ballistic missile
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The Pentagon said that the US military has tested a ground-launched, intermediate-range ballistic missile, which was previously banned by the INF Treaty that Washington exited.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Heavy snowfall in Kashmir blocks highways
Srinagar, Dec 13 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley woke up to a white carpet of snow on Friday as it received the third snowfall this season, causing blockade of highways and affecting commuting for the locals.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Abhishek Kapoor to helm film on 2019 Balakot airstrike
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) "Rock On!!" director Abhishek Kapoor has joined hands with producers Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain and Pragya Kapoor for a film based on the 2019 Balakot airstrike.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security,Bollywood
PUBG Mobile, Peace Elite's global revenue exceeds $1.5bn
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) China's Internet powerhouse Tencent's PUBG Mobile and its new version Game For Peace, have earned global revenues crossing $1.5 billion.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Infosys says not aware of any fresh lawsuit
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) A day after a US-based law firm announced filing of a class action lawsuit against Infosys, the IT services major on Friday said it was not aware of any additional complaints, except for the one filed in October.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ALERT: SC issues notices to EC, Centre on PIL about actual & accurate data on votes to be considered before declaration of results
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2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,
Trump impeachment: US House judiciary panel to vote
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) A US House of Representatives panel is expected to approve impeachment charges against President Donald Trump on Friday in a historic day at the Capitol.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ayushmann: It has been an eye-opening year for me
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) The year 2019 has been special for actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who delivered back to back hits like "Article 15","Dream Girl" and "Bala". He says it has been an eye opening year for him.
2019-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump 'signs off' on deal to pause US-China trade war
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has reportedly signed off on the terms to strike a trade deal with China in an attempt to avert a new round of tariffs, a media report said on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Shun sugary treats to avoid winter depression this X'mas
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) Like any holiday season, you are once again surrounded by sugar plum pudding, chocolate cakes and sweet treats, but skipping those this time will help you ward off depressive illness especially if you are prone to depression, suggest researchers.
2019-12-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Traditional Thai massage added to Unesco heritage list
Bangkok, Dec 13 (IANS) The back-cracking traditional Thai massage has been added to a prestigious Unesco heritage list, it was reported on Friday.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Thailand,Human Interest/Society