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AI Board meets as pilots threaten to halt operations
New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Board of Air India met on Friday as the airline's pilot union threatened to abstain from flying duties if the allowance of its members are not paid immediately.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Atalji called me Kalicharan: Shatrughan Sinha
"What can I say about Atalji that I havent said before? Atalji and Advaniji are my Gurus my mentors in politics. They are both father figures in my life. I was sent by them to be trained by Nanajee Deshamukh, then to Madan Lal Khurana and Kailashpati Mishra. All through my training initiation and acclimatisation into politics, Atalji encouraged and supported me.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas step out for dinner date in Mumbai
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, 36, and her American singer beau Nick Jonas, 25, stepped out hand-in-hand for a date here on Friday, with grapevine calling it a "pre engagement party dinner".
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Prime Minister arrives in Kerala capital
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Friday night to see for himself the rain-battered Kerala and also survey the relief and rescue operations.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Army, Navy rescue marooned people in Karnataka's flood-hit district
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) Indian Army troops and Navy divers joined the national and state disaster relief forces to rescue hundreds of people marooned in Karnataka's flood-hit Kodagu district, said an official statement on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Anjolie Ela Menon launches ink drawings, poetry book
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A book of ink drawings and short verses "Musavvir ka Khayal" was launched by noted contemporary artist Anjolie Ela Menon on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Will start shooting for Abhinav Bindra biopic in January: Harshvardhan Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor, who was last seen in 'Bhavesh Joshi The Superhero' has said that he will start shooting for biopic of Olympic Gold medallist Abhinav Bindra in January next year.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
HAL becomes first PSU to transact on TReDS: RXIL
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Receivables Exchange of India (RXIL) on Friday said Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has become the first public sector enterprise to make a transaction on the "TReDS platform".
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Airlines asked to mount additional flights to Kerala, cap maximum air fares
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) The civil aviation regulator DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has asked domestic airlines to mount additional flights to and from Kerala with a cap on the maximum fare.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Talks only way to resolve Pakistan issue: Ex-RAW chief
Jaipur, Aug 17 (IANS) The issues with Pakistan can be resolved only through talks, as one needs to cooperate, talk and listen in order to strike peace and progress with any individual, said former chief of RAW and Special Director-IB A.S. Dulat on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Man scuffles with CISF personnel outside IGI airport, held
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A 27-year-old armed man got into a scuffle with CISF personnel at the airport here on Friday, following which he was arrested, police said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul asks Congress workers to help the needy in Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday expressed concern over the flood situation in Kerala and urged party workers to demonstrate the core party values of service and help those in need.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Goa Church urges prayers, donations for Kerala flood hit
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) In the wake of massive floods in Kerala, in a public appeal to Catholics in the state, the Roman Catholic Church in Goa on Friday urged its flock to offer prayers as well as donations for those affected by the natural calamity in the southern state, which has claimed at least 174 lives over the last few days.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana announces Rs 25 cr for Kerala
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday announced Rs 25 crore and 10 reverse osmosis plants worth Rs 2.5 crore for flood-ravaged Kerala.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana announces Rs 25 crore aid for flood-hit Kerala
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) The Telangana government on Friday announced Rs 25 crore financial assistance to the flood-hit Kerala.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amandeep wins 11th leg of women's golf meet
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Amandeep Drall carded a three-over 75 in the final round of the 11th leg of the Hero Womens Pro Golf Tour here on Friday to clinch back-to-back titles on the circuit.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Name Bogibeel bridge as Atal Setu, says Assam BJP legislator
Dibrugarh (Assam), Aug 17 (IANS) BJP legislator from Dibrugarh constituency, Prasanta Phukan has appealed to the Centre to name the yet-to-be-inaugurated Bogibeel bridge after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Vajpayee's death not end, but continuation of his era: Jaitley
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Friday in his blog eulogised the late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and, disagreeing with many who termed his death "end of an era", emphasised that it would instead be "a continuation of the era" forged by the late leader.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan batsman Jamshed banned over corruption charges
Lahore, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed was on Friday banned for ten years after an independent anti-corruption tribunal found him guilty of five of the seven breaches of the PCB's anti-corruption code.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Ashok Leyland bags order for 300 double decker buses from Bangladesh
New Delhi/Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland on Friday said that it has bagged an order for 300 double decker buses from the Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC).
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Flood death toll 174, red alert in 12 Kerala districts (Third Lead)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) The death toll in rain-battered Kerala touched 174 on Friday as a red alert continued in 12 districts, with various agencies continuing the rescue operations after rains subsided to evacuate over 80,000 persons during the day.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Army, Navy rescue marooned people in Karnataka's flood-hit district
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) Indian Army troops and Navy divers joined the national and state disaster relief forces to rescue hundreds of people marooned in Karnataka's flood-hit Kodagu district, said an official statement on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Nepal Minister meets Sushma Swaraj, offers condolences on Vajpayee's death
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday met Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali who conveyed condolences from his country's leadership over the passing away of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Court proceedings of sensitive cases be excluded from live-streaming, suggests AG (Lead, Correcting headline)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Attorney General has recommended that matters of national security, protection of confidential or sensitive information, or those which may provoke sentiments, arouse passions and provoke enmity among the communities should be excluded from the proposed live-streaming of the top court proceedings
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maternal stress can increase mood disorder risk in daughters: Study
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Daughters born to women with high levels of cortisol -- a stress hormone -- during pregnancy could be at an increased risk of developing anxious and depressive-like behaviours by the age of two, a new study has reported.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
YouTube videos on plastic surgery can be misleading: Study
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Do you turn to YouTube for advice on cosmetic surgery procedures? Beware, most of these are misleading marketing campaigns posted by non-qualified medical professionals, researchers have warned.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Technology
Working on rescheduling Mamata's visit to China: Envoy
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Chinese Consul General in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu on Friday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's trip to that counrty earlier this year got cancelled due to "technical problems" from the Chinese side and revealed that they are working on rescheduling her visit in the coming months.
2018-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
On a humid day, they came for Vajpayee -- for the last time
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Among thousands of anxious BJP supporters gathered at the party headquarters on a humid Friday to pay tributes to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, there were a few who believed that the former Prime Minister's distinctive character lay not in political conquests, but in his being "charmingly apolitical."
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Aurangabad's BJP corporators assault AIMIM member for opposing condolence resolution
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Aug 17 (IANS) A ruckus was witnessed in an Aurangabad Municipal Corporation general body meeting on Friday when a dozen-odd BJP corporators assaulted an AIMIM member who opposed a condolence resolution on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away on Thursday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Muslim cleric remembers how Vajpayee helped settle mosque dispute (Lead correcting headline)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral procession wound its way through Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, a man wearing a skull cap and sporting a flowing beard, led a group of madrassa students chanting in praise of the departed leader as a mark of gratitude for the former Prime Minister who once helped him settle a dispute over a mosque.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
On a humid day, they came for Vajpayee -- for the last time
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Among thousands of anxious BJP supporters gathered at the party headquarters on a humid Friday to pay tributes to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, there were a few who believed that the former Prime Minister's distinctive character lay not in political conquests, but in his being "charmingly apolitical."
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
RBI's efforts to stabilise rupee hit country's forex reserves: Experts
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) A strong US dollar and subsequent interventions by the country's central bank to stabilise the rupee drained over $1.80 billion from India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves, analysts said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India likely to play with six batsmen in 3rd Test
Nottingham, Aug 17 (IANS) With Indian batsmen struggling against the England bowlers in the first two Tests of the five-match series, skipper Virat Kohli hinted that the visitors may employ an extra batsman in the crucial third Test which starts here on Saturday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Muslim cleric remembers how Vajapayee helped settle mosque dispute
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral procession wound its way through Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, a man wearing a skull cap and sporting a flowing beard, led a group of madrassa students chanting in praise of the departed leader as a mark of gratitude for the former Prime Minister who once helped him settle a dispute over a mosque.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Air Deccan to commence Nashik-Ahmedabad flight from September
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Passenger carrier Air Deccan on Friday said that it will commence a new flight service between Nashik and Ahmedabad under the regional air connectivity UDAN scheme from next month.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Canada condoles passing away of Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Canada on Friday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee whose last rites were performed earlier in the day.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Vajpayee was genuine friend, says Israel
Jerusalem, Aug 17 (IANS) Condoling the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Israel on Friday said that it will always remember him as a genuine friend.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Schalke sign Morocco defender Mendyl
Berlin, Aug 17 (IANS) Schalke have completed the transfer of defender Hamza Mendyl from Ligue 1 outfit Lille OSC, the German football club said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Hoffenheim forward Kramaric pens contract extension
Berlin, Aug 17 (IANS) TSG Hoffenheim and Croatian forward Andrej Kramaric have agreed on a contract extension ahead of schedule, the German football club announced on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Arsenal's Joel Campbell joins Serie A club
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell joined Serie A Frosinone Calcio on a transfer from English Premier League Arsenal, both teams announced on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Vedanta lauds SC asking NGT to decide on Sterlite plant
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Mining major Vedanta on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision not to entertain the Tamil Nadu government's plea against the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order allowing the company access to the administrative unit inside its subsidiary Sterlite Copper's closed plant at Tuticorin.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Keep court proceedings on sensitive cases be excluded from live-streaming, suggests AG
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Attorney General has recommended that matters of national security, protection of confidential or sensitive information, or those which may provoke sentiments, arouse passions and provoke enmity among the communities should be excluded from the proposed live-streaming of the top court proceedings
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Couldn't be happier with Pogba: Man United coach Mourinho
Manchester, Aug 17 (IANS) Contrary to midfielder Paul Pogba's statements recently, Manchester United chief coach Jose Mourinho on Friday said he "couldn't be happier" with the French World Cup winner.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Stranded pregnant woman in Kerala airlifted, gives birth
Kochi, Aug 17 (IANS) A pregnant woman stranded in one of the worst flood-hit areas of Kerala had developed complications with a ruptured amniotic sac. The two lives remained in danger till help came out of the blue - literally.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister by the country's National Assembly on Friday, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
A piece of China for Durga Puja visitors in Kolkata this year
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) In a bid to boost cultural exchanges with eastern India, the Chinese consulate here has joined hands with a city-based Durga Puja committee to recreate a slice of authentic China in the marquee premises and would fly in a team of 25 artisans from Yunnan province during the festival this year, a senior envoy said here on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Odisha urges Kerala to provide help to 130 stranded Odias
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday urged the Kerala government to provide minimum assistance like food and water to the people from the state taking shelter at a flood-ravaged place.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Railways sends drinking water wagons to flood-hit Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) With Kerala reeling under one of the worst floods, Indian Railways on Friday sent over 2.8 lakh liter of drinking water to the state through wagons and also bottled water.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi government to donate Rs 10 cr to flood-battered Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced his government will be donating Rs 10 crore to flood-ravaged Kerala.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Atal ji will live in hearts, minds of every Indian: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Calling Atal Bihari Vajpayee an "extraordinary personality", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid rich tributes to the former Prime Minister, saying that "Atal ji will live on in the hearts and minds of every Indian".
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Navy rescues 500 in flood-hit Kerala
Kochi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian Navy rescued nearly 500 people on Friday, continuing with its massive rescue and relief operations in flood-ravaged Kerala where monsoon rains have left a trail of death and destruction across the state.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saturday's Change of Guard ceremony cancelled due to state mourning
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In the wake of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise, the Change of Guard ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan has been cancelled on Saturday, a statement from President Ram Nath Kovind's office said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Pakistani, Lankan Ministers meet Sushma to condole Vajpayee's death
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistani and Sri Lankan Ministers on Friday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here after Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cremation and conveyed their condolences over the passing away of the former Prime Minister.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Man United launch app with HCL's support
Manchester, Aug 17 (IANS) Manchester United on Friday announced the successful launch of their official app with the help of HCL Technologies.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Rescued over 3,600 persons in flood-hit Kerala: Defence Ministry
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Engaged in rescue and relief operations in flood-hit Kerala, the Indian Army has been able to rescue 3,627 persons till date, including 22 foreign nationals, the Ministry of Defence said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Turkey's higher court refuses to release US pastor
Istanbul, Aug 17 (IANS) The Third Penal Court in Izmir on Friday rejected an appeal for the release of US pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest during his trial, the media reported.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Afghan President visits violence-hit Ghazni city
Kabul, Aug 17 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani visited Ghazni city on Friday to assess the security situation following a Taliban offensive to capture the city last week.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Tuticorin plant: Sc asks NGT to decide matter on merit
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain the Tamil Nadu government's plea against an NGT order to permit mining major Vedanta to access the company's administrative office inside its Sterlite copper smelting plant at Tuticorin.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Swami Agnivesh thrashed outside BJP office, files police complaint
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh was on Friday abused and thrashed outside the BJP headquarters when he went there to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state for people to pay homage.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was on Friday elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister in a vote in the country's National Assembly, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
South Asian leaders attend Vajpayee's funeral
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In a mark of solidarity with India, leaders of South Asian nations attended former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral here on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Modi to visit flood-battered Kerala; rescue operations under way
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake an aerial survey of the flood-devastated parts of Kerala on Saturday to assess the Central government's aid efforts and also the rescue operations.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Nation bids tearful adieu to Vajpayee (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose appeal transcended party lines and geographical boundaries, was cremated with full military honours on Friday in the presence of the country's top leaders cutting across the political divide and adoring masses.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
President writes to Vajpayee's daughter
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday wrote to Atal Bihari Vajpayee's foster daughter to condole the former Prime Minister's death and recounted incidents that made Vajpayee a "Renaissance man of Indian politics".
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee stood for achieving pragmatic consensus: Sri Lanka
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Friday condoled former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death saying that his signature in politics was achieving pragmatic consensus.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Sunny Singh, Vikrant start their 'Yaar Jigri' journey
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Vikrant Massey and Sunny Singh of "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety" fame have started shooting for "Yaar Jigri" here.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Plea seeking regulation on web series' contents filed in HC
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A lawyer who has filed plea seeking removal of contents in the "Sacred Games" web series, on Friday requested the Delhi High Court to issue directions for regulating the contents of series of over-the-top (OTT) media services.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
1 killed, 24 injured in J&K accident
Jammu, Aug 17 (IANS) One person was killed and 24 injured in a road accident on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district, officials said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal to add over 2000 mw of power capacity in next 5 years
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) West Bengal, which has been incorporating the latest technologies to reduce transmission and distribution losses, is expecting to add over 2,000 megawatt (mw) of power in the next five years including 300 mw of solar power, a state minister said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
New Mineral Policy in two months: Mines Ministry
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The government is giving final touches to the draft National Mineral Policy and is likely to announce it within two months, a Mines Ministry official said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
UP readies list of rivers where Vajpayee's ashes will be immersed
Lucknow, Aug 17 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday released a list of places where the urns containing the ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be taken, besides the prominent rivers of the state where the ashes will be immersed.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Milan signs Laxalt, Castillejo on long-term basis
Rome, Aug 17 (IANS) AC Milan on Friday announced it had reached agreements to sign Spanish forward Samuel Castillejo and Uruguayan midfielder Diego Laxalt on transfer from Villarreal and Genoa respectively.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Midfielder Marchisio leaves Juventus after 25 years
Turin, Aug 17 (IANS) Veteran Italian midfielder Claudio Marchisio rescinded his contract with Juventus on Friday, leaving the Turinese football giants which he joined at the age of seven, by mutual agreement.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
De Bruyne to be out of action for three months
Manchester, Aug 17 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) champions Manchester City will miss the services of star midfielder Kevin de Bruyne for atleast three months because of a knee injury.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Indian foundry units use sensors and reclaimed sand in production
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) One of the emerging trends in the Indian foundry industry is that some players have started using sensors and data analytics to optimise the use of materials and also reclamation of used sand, said an official of industry body, the Institute of Indian Foundrymen.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Vajpayee leaves behind a foodie trail in Lucknow
Lucknow, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Prime Minister and five-time MP from Lucknow Atal Bihari Vajpayee leaves behind memories of the foodie in him.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Global cues lift equity indices; Nifty closes at record level (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Investor sentiments in the Indian equity market firmed up on Friday with the NSE Nifty50 ending at a record closing level, following broadly positive cues in the global markets.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India must come out of confusion and poor form (Column: Just Sport)
Even after two straight defeats in the five-match series in England, India are still the worlds best Test side, ranked at the top while England are fifth behind South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India U-15 eves confident ahead of SAFF final against Bangladesh
Thimpu, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian U-15 Womens football team will clash swords against Bangladesh U-15s in the final of the SAFF U-15 Championship at the Changlimithang Stadium here, in a re-match of the 2017 edition of the finals of the SAFF Championship.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Bhutan,Sports,Football
Hollywood celebs, fans bid final goodbye to Barry Chuckle
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Family, friends and fans bid an emotional farewell to the late television entertainer Barry Chuckle, who passed away earlier this month following a year-long battle with cancer.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China condoles Vajpayee's death
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) China on Friday expressed its condolences on the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and called him an "outstanding Indian statesman" for his contribution to the Sino-Indian ties.
2018-08-17
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Can autoimmunity cause lung disease?
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Autoimmunity plays a key role in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study has shown.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Kerala flood death toll 174, red alert remains in 12 districts
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) The death toll in rain-battered Kerala touched 174 on Friday as a red alert continued in 12 districts, with the authorities continuing rescue operations after rains subsided and evacuated more survivors to relief camps.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
India aiming to keep Test series alive vs England at Tent Bridge (Preview)
Nottingham, Aug 17 (IANS) A desperate Virat Kohli-led Indian team will be hungry to keep themselves alive in the five-match Test cricket series against hosts England when they square-off in the third Test at the Trent Bridge starting here on Saturday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India's forex reserves deplete by over $1.80 bn
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves plunged by $1.82 billion during the week ended August 10, official data showed on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Odisha government assessing damage caused by rain
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday asked the district collectors to conduct a survey to assess the damage to properties in the rain-affected areas of the state.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
'Foreign object' found by Mars rover a rock flake: NASA
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) A so-called "foreign object debris" spotted by Mars rover Curiosity and speculated to be a piece of spacecraft debris has turned out to be a very thin flake of rock, NASA has said.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Google preparing to launch display-equipped smart speakers
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Google is reportedly preparing to launch a display-equipped smart speaker in a direct competition with Amazon and Alibaba Group Holding in the voice-activated gadgets category.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Govind Namdev to feature in family drama
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Govind Namdev, who has featured in films like "Bandit Queen", "Virasat" and "Satya", will feature in a family drama titled "Time Nahi Hai" directed by Manoj Sharma.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was on Friday elected as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister by the National Assembly.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Singapore condoles Vajpayee's death
Singapore, Aug 17 (IANS) Singapore on Friday condoled former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death describing him as a selfless and visionary leader.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Singapore,Politics,Diplomacy
Nalco signs MoU with Hariprasad Chaurasia's trust for industry-culture interface
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vrindaban Gurukul Trust of flute maestro Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia for the promotion of art and culture.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Recycling human wastewater can promote agricultural sustainability
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Human waste, which is full of nutrients, can be recycled into valuable products that could promote agricultural sustainability and even better economic independence for some developing countries, says a new study.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Ariana Grande cries while paying tribute to Aretha Franklin
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande delivered a powerful performance dedicated to late singer Aretha Franklin during an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon".
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vishal Dadlani, Neha donate Rs 100,000 each to Keshav Lal
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Singer-composer Vishal Dadlani and singer Neha Kakkar have donated Rs 100,000 each to musician Keshav Lal, who has been playing a harmonium on the footpath of Pune for over 30 years.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vajpayee was truly dedicated politician: Dalai Lama
Dharamsala, Aug 17 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said that former Prime Minister A. B. Vajpayee was a truly dedicated politician and in his death India had lost an eminent national leader.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Civilian injured in grenade blast in J&K's Pulwama succumbs
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) A civilian injured in a grenade explosion in Pulwama district on Friday succumbed to his injuries, police said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab announces Rs 10 cr for Kerala flood relief
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced Rs 10 crore relief for flood-ravaged Kerala, an official said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Belgium mission keeps flag at half mast in Vajpayee's honour
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Belgium Embassy here kept its flag at half mast on Friday in the honour of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on Thursday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Vivek was 'destined' to do film with Shiva
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi feels that he was destined to do a film with Kannada movie star Shiva Rajkumar.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Vajpayee was strong advocate of South Asian cooperation: Saarc
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) on Friday condoled former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death describing him as a strong advocate of cooperation within the South Asian region.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
COL's next online course for teachers starts on October 29
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Commonwealth of Learning (COL), an intergovernmental organisation created by the Commonwealth Heads of Government, on Friday said that the next edition of its five-week-long online course for teachers on technology-enabled learning will commence on October 29.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Bangladesh looks to increase power import from India
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Bangladesh, which is importing around 700 megawatt (mw) of power from India, is looking to ramp up its electricity import from the country, an official of the neighbouring nation said here on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
MacKenzie Meehan joins 'Bull'
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress MacKenzie Meehan has been roped in for season three of TV series "Bull".
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Chelsea, Arsenal look to convince in packed EPL weekend (Preview)
London, Aug 17 (IANS) The second weekend of the new English Premier League (EPL) football season has one standout fixture as Chelsea host Arsenal at the Stamford Bridge here on Saturday evening with both coaches having something to prove.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Radhika, Jim to turn showstoppers for designer Punit Balana
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actors Radhika Apte and Jim Sarbh will be seen walking the runway for designer Punit Balana at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week's Winter-Festive edition.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Logitech donates Hindi keyboards to 100 UP schools
Lucknow, Aug 17 (IANS) Aiming to bridge the digital divide in the country, Logitech --global mouse and keyboards making firm -- on Friday donated Devanagiri-enabled Hindi keyboards to 100 schools in Uttar Pradesh.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
DVC plans 1,500mw pumped storage facility, to cost Rs 5,200 cr
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) The Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is planning to set up a 1,500mw pumped storage facility in Jahrkhand's Bokaro at an estimated cost of Rs 5,200 crore, an official said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Sidhu arrives in Pakistan for Imran Khan's swearing in
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived in Pakistan on Friday to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Vajpayee cremated with full military honours
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away here at AIIMS on Thursday at age 93, was on Friday cremated with full military honours at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal, where people turned out in tens of thousands to pay their final tributes.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Scarlett Johansson becomes world's highest paid female actress
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) "Lost in Transaltion" actress Scarlett Johansson has been named as the world's highest paid female actress by Forbes.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Set up committee on solid-waste management, SC tells Delhi L-G
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Terming the solid waste problem in Delhi "serious", the Supreme Court on Friday asked Lt Governor Anil Baijal to consider the setting up of a committee also comprising experts on solid-waste management.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Yasin Malik leads protest in support of Article 35A
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik led a protest here in support of Article 35A on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Kerala floods: Airlifted pregnant lady gives birth
Kochi, Aug 17 (IANS) A pregnant lady, who was airlifted on Friday morning by a Navy rescue team from a water logged place near Aluva in Kerala, gave birth to a baby safely.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Your eyes can predict risk of Parkinson's disease
Seoul, Aug 17 (IANS) The thinning of retina -- the lining of nerve cells in the back of the eye -- could be linked to Parkinson's disease, a finding that can boost diagnoses to detect the disease in its earliest stages, researchers have found.
2018-08-17
Category: International, South Korea,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
No change in Rahul's itinerary during UK, Germany visits: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Congress clarified on Friday that there has been no change in the engagements of Congress President Rahul Gandhi during his scheduled visits to Germany and the UK and accused the BJP of trying to undermine the visit because "it is getting popular".
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will invest in technologies, target small town hotels: MakeMyTrip
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Nasdaq-listed India's leading online travel company MakeMyTrip Limited will be investing in technologies such as artificial intelligence, voice, chatbots and others and target hotels in smaller Indian towns to grow its hotel reservations business, said a senior official on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Novel Microsoft-Apollo AI model to predict heart disease risk for Indians
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In a novel effort to predict the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among the Indian population, Microsoft India and Apollo Hospitals on Friday launched the first-ever Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered heart disease risk score API (application programme interface).
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Centre mobilises rescue operations in Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) on Friday decided to mobilise additional resources of all agencies, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to provide assistance to Kerala.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Hubble captures dazzling image with 15,000 galaxies
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) In one of the largest panoramic views of star birth, astronomers using the ultraviolet vision of NASAs Hubble space telescope have assembled an image that features approximately 15,000 galaxies, about 12,000 of which are forming stars.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Mark Walhberg's strong bond with Peter Berg
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Mark Wahlberg says he gets along with director Peter Berg well, and loves working with him.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Zenit crush Dinamo Minsk in UEFA Europa League qualification round
St. Petersburg, Aug 17 (IANS) Zenit St. Petersburg overcame a four-goal deficit as they crushed Dinamo Minsk 8-1 in the second leg to advance to the knockout stage of the UEFA Europa League qualification round with a 8-5 victory on aggregate at St. Petersburgs Petrovsky Stadium here.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
HC reserves order on Ilyasi's plea challenging conviction
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday reserved order on former TV serial producer Suhaib Ilyasi's plea challenging a trial court order which has convicted and sentenced him to life imprisonment for murdering his wife in 2000.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nifty sets new closing high on firm global cues; Sensex ends near 38,000
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Broadly positive global cues lifted the key Indian equity indices on Friday with the NSE Nifty50 ending at a record closing high of 11,470.75 points.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Lies bother me, says rapper Nicki Monaj
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Singer Nicki Minaj, who is facing a lot of backlash and criticism for her newly released album "Queen", feels people who don't get affected by rumours or lies being spread about them are not being truthful.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UAE set to host 2018 Asia Cup cricket meet
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Emirates Cricket Board signed an agreement on Friday for the United Arab Emirates to host the Asia Cup in September.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Sriram Raghavan's film to release on October 5
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) "Badlapur" director Sriram Raghavan's next film titled "AndhaDhun" is set to release on October 5.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
France condoles Vajpayee's death
Paris, Aug 17 (IANS) France on Friday condoled the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying his name will remain linked to Indo-French friendship as he shaped the strategic partnership that the two countries share.
2018-08-17
Category: International, France,Politics,Diplomacy
Union Jack at half mast at British mission to honour Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The British High Commission here on Friday flew its national flag, the Union Jack, at half mast in honour of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Deve Gowda, Karnataka CM pay last respects to Vajpayee
New Delhi/Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda and his son and Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy paid their last respects to late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on Friday, said an official.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India is a corrupt, pretentious, indisciplined country: Annu Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Annu Kapoor, who is gearing up for his forthcoming web series "Home", has said India is a corrupt, pretentious, hypocritical and indisciplined country.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vajpayee: The second reformer India needed, and got (Comment)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a member of parliament for almost half a century. Right from the start, he left an indelible impression on Indian politics through his fine oratory skills.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
'The Royals' cancelled after four seasons
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) E! network has cancelled the one-hour drama series "The Royals" after four seasons.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Many Indians still languishing in Pakistan jails: Jaipur man
Jaipur, Aug 17 (IANS) Gajanand Sharma, a Jaipur man who was released from a Pakistani jail earlier this week after over 36 years, said that many more prisoners like him were still languishing in prisons in Pakistan.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Samsung tops India premium smartphone market in 2018 first half
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) South Korean giant Samsung dominated the premium smartphone segment in India in the first half of 2018 grabbing almost half the market share, a new report said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Delhi Dynamos sign striker Kaluderovic
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Delhi Dynamos on Friday announced the signing of Serbian striker Andrija Kaluderovic for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) football season.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
Sikh store-owner stabbed to death in US
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) A Sikh store-owner has been stabbed to death in the US state of New Jersey, in a third incident targeting the community in the country in the last three weeks.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Religion,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Modi, Shah walk with sea of mourners to bid adieu to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Tens of thousands of commoners joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah in the final journey to bid adieu to Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the former Prime Minister's body was being taken to Rashtriya Smriti Sthal on the banks of Yamuna river for the last rites.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Samsung India set to launch new Galaxy A premium smartphone
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Samsung India is set to refresh its popular Galaxy A series with a new dual rear camera smartphone this month which will be a premium device in the Rs 30,000 and above price segment.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
ISL: FC Pune City sign centre-back Martin Diaz
Pune, Aug 17 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Pune City on Friday announced the signing of Uruguayan centre-back Martin Diaz to strengthen their defence line for the upcoming season.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Conduent appoints Nikhil Nayab as Global Head of Blockchain
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) US-based business process services company Conduent Incorporated has appointed Nikhil Nayab as the company's Global Head of Blockchain.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Singer Jil Janus commits suicide
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Jil Janus, lead vocalist of rock band Huntress, took her own life after battling with mental illness for a long time. She was 43.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Perrie Edwards undergoes throat surgery
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Singer Perrie Edwards has undergone a throat surgery after years of dealing with problems with her oesophagus.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Photography-poetry book on 'various moods' of Dal Lake launched
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A book compiling photographs and poems on the "various moods" of Jammu and Kashmir's Dal Lake was launched by Honorary Consul General of Comoros K.L. Ganju at the Prithvi Fine Art and Cultural Centre here.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Flags in Mauritius at half mast in Vajpayee's honour
Port Louis, Aug 17 (IANS) In an unprecedented gesture, the government of Mauritius will fly both the Mauritian and Indian national flags at half mast on Friday in honour of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Mauritius,Politics,Diplomacy
Explore possibility to reduce water level in Mullaperiyar dam: SC
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Expressing grave concern over the flood "crises" in Kerala, the Supreme Court on Friday suggested that the Disaster Management sub-committee, National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) and the court-appointed committee should meet to explore the possibility of reducing the water-level in the Mullaperiyar Dam reservoir there to 139 feet.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Arrest warrant issued against Zardari in money laundering case: Report
Karachi, Aug 17 (IANS) A banking court here on Friday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against former President and PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari in a multi-billion money laundering scam, the media reported.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russian engine oil bags American Petroleum Institute license
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS) Russia's state-owned gas major Gazprom's oil business subsidiary Gazpromneft-Lubricants announced on Friday that it has become the first Russian company to get the American Petroleum Institute's "API SN Plus" license for its motor oil product.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Business/Economy
Muslims gather in Mecca ahead of Haj
Riyadh, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims from around the world gathered on Friday in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca ahead of the annual Haj pilgrimage.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Religion
Muzaffarpur case: CBI searches 12 places in Bihar
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) The CBI on Friday raided 12 places in Bihar, including former Minister Manju Verma's residence, in connection with its probe into the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape cases, an official said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three injured in grenade explosion in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Three civilians were injured in a grenade explosion on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bhutan King, British HC pay homage to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith on Friday paid their homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the BJP office here.
2018-08-17
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Unknown gunmen kill woman in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen shot dead a woman on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Moderate carbohydrate intake may lower mortality risk
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) If you are looking forward to boost your longevity, start consuming carbohydrates in moderation. A new study has found that it is associated with lower risk of mortality.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
When India scripted history in Pokhran under Vajpayee's leadership
Jaipur, Aug 17 (IANS) Twenty years ago, India scripted a success story on May 11 and May 13, 1998 when five nuclear tests were performed in Rajasthan's Pokhran under the guidance of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who had assumed power only a little while ago.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Defence/Security
Three bodies recovered from MP waterfall
Bhopal, Aug 17 (IANS) The bodies three of the six people swept away in the Sultangarh waterfall in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district have been recovered, police said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over one-third Chinese don't have breakfast every day
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) More than one-third of Chinese do not have their breakfast every day due to limited time in the morning, according to a survey.
2018-08-17
Category: International, China,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Curate a 'fantastic workplace' and how
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A book iterating that everyone deserves a fantastic workplace to learn, grow and contribute, spells out what makes a workplace productivity-friendly and hassle-free.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Huma didn't care about working with Khans on arrival in Bollywood
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi says she never dreamt about working with the popular Khans of Bollywood when she arrived in Mumbai as for her, being part of one film mattered to her the most.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Global information security spending to exceed $124 bn in 2019
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Global spending on information security products and services is forecast to grow 8.7 per cent to reach $124 billion in 2019, a new report has said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
I try bringing my emotions, experiences in films: Director Ali Abbas Zafar
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Be it "Sultan", "Gunday" or "Tiger Zinda Hai", Ali Abbas Zafar has never failed to strike a chord with the audience as his films always have a dash of human touch to it. The director says it is because he tries to bring his real-life experiences and emotions in every movie he does.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
When Vajpayee heartily relished South Indian cuisine
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Way back in February 2006, when the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was conferred the "8th SIES-Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi National Eminence Award" he could not travel to Mumbai owing to certain health issues.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Epson sold 30 mn InkTank Inkjet printers globally
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The cumulative global sales of Japanese electronics company Epson's high-capacity InkTank inkjet printers have crossed 30 million units, the company announced on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
TN leaders pay homage to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A host of leaders from Tamil Nadu belonging to different parties including Chief Minister E Palaniswamy of the AIADMK and DMK Working President M.K. Stalin on Friday paid homage to the late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state for people to pay their last respects.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sea of mourners bid adieu to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The final journey of the late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee began here on Friday from BJP Headquarters where the mortal remains were lying for people to pay homage.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Global cues lift equity indices; ITC hits 52-week high
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Firm global cues lifted the key Indian equity indices on Friday with the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex rising around 300 points.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Salman Khan inspired Anil Sharma's son to act
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan might not have launched director Anil Sharma's son Utkarsh Sharma in Bollywood, but the youngster says that while being on the set of the Salman-starrer "Veer: An Epic Love Story of a Warrior", he witnessed "this magical thing" that helped him take up acting as a career.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Hema Malini, Esha Deol set to catwalk for 'Cakewalk'
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Mother-daughter duo Hema Malini and Esha Deol Takhtani will walk the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter-Festive 2018 to promote the latter's forthcoming movie "Cakewalk". They will be showstoppers for designer Sanjukta Duttas latest collection 'Abor'.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Dino Morea excited to take Pet Fed to Bengaluru
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Dino Morea is happy that Pet Fed, a pet festival, will debut in Bengaluru this year, and says it will be a fun experience for all.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
Peace initiatives, nuclear tests: Foreign media remembers Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be remembered for his bold peace initiatives and also for the nuclear tests in 1998 -- many foreign newspapers on Friday wrote about the late former Indian Prime Minister who passed away on Thursday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Modi to visit flood-battered Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who talked to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on the flood situation on Friday, will travel to the state for an aerial of the affected areas on Saturday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spanish teams granted right to water break in extreme heat
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has granted teams the right to request water breaks when playing in temperatures exceeding 30 C (86 F) in the months of May, June, July, August and September.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Ghana, FIFA meet over ban threat
Zurich (Switzerland), Aug 17 (IANS) Ghana and FIFA met at the headquarters of the world football governing body here to settle matters concerning the current situation of football in Ghana.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Four-member Pakistan delegation to attend Vajpayee's funeral: Report
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) A four-member delegation from Pakistan will be attending the last rites of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday, the media reported.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Striker Ulloa motivated by Mexican adventure
Mexico City, Aug 17 (IANS) Argentine striker Leonardo Ulloa has said that he was convinced to join Mexico's Pachuca by what the club offered "on all levels".
2018-08-17
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Indonesian police kill dozens in Asian Games clean-up: Amnesty
Jakarta, Aug 17 (IANS) Police in the Indonesian capital have killed dozens of people as part of an escalating crackdown against petty criminals ahead of the Asian Games, in a campaign Amnesty International has described as "unnecessary and excessive".
2018-08-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
164 dead in Kerala floods, massive rescue underway
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) More than a dozen helicopters, hundreds of defence personnel, NDRF teams and ordinary fishermen with their motor boats on Friday launched a massive rescue operation in Kerala as rains subsided but the death toll touched 164 in 10 days.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Google search engine in China at exploratory stage: Sundar Pichai
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Facing backlash from employees for its reported plan to enter China with a censored version of its search engine, Google CEO Sundar Pichai addressed them in an internal meeting and informed that the project, called Dragonfly, was at an exploratory stage, the media reported.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Mothers' life span can determine longevity of daughters
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Women whose mothers lived up to the age of 90 are 25 per cent more likely to have increased lifespan, without suffering from any serious illnesses like cancer, diabetes, or heart disease, a new study has found.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Pakistan's National Assembly to elect new Prime Minister
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) The newly-elected members of Pakistan's National Assembly, the lower house of the Parliament, are set to vote for the new Prime Minister on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Ronaldinho's son to join Cruzeiro youth team
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 17 (IANS) The son of retired football great Ronaldinho has begun training with the youth academy of Brazilian Serie A club Cruzeiro.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Sevilla pummel Zalgiris 5-0
Vilnius (Lithuania), Aug 17 (IANS) Sevilla routed Zalgiris Vilnius 5-0 here to win their third-round Europa League qualifying tie 6-0 on aggregate.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Lithuania,Sports,Football
Botafogo beat Nacional in Copa Sudamericana tie
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 17 (IANS) Brazilian football club Botafogo advanced to the round of 16 to face Bahia after defeating the Paraguayan Nacional 2-0 in a match of the second leg of the Copa Sudamericana.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Samsung dominates India's premium smartphone segment in H1 2018
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Samsung dominated the premium smartphone segment in India in the first half of 2018 with almost half the market share, a new report from CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Jason Bourne TV spinoff to become series
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Television show "Treadstone", which is set in the Jason Bourne universe, will now be made into a series.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rupee weakens in forward trade to Rs 70.10 per dollar (Lead correcting earlier story)
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Rupee weakened marginally in the Non-Deliverable Forward or the overseas markets on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
Hundreds stranded in Manila airport as plane crash lands
Manila, Aug 17 (IANS) Hundreds of passengers were stranded at the Manila airport on Friday after a Chinese airline plane crash-landed amid heavy rains, forcing authorities to shut the runway.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident
How mushrooms can aid in diabetes treatment
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Eating white button mushrooms daily can act as a prebiotic by improving microbial community in the gut, which could then improve the regulation of glucose in the liver, a finding that could one day pave way for new diabetes treatments, say researchers.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Swami Agnivesh roughed up outside BJP office
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh was on Friday roughed up outside the BJP headquarters here when he came to pay his respects to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state for people to pay homage.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Abir Chatterjee has matured incredibly: Srijit Mukherji (Movie Snippets)
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji says Abir Chatterjee, whom he is working with in "Shah Jahan Regency", says the actor has matured incredibly since the last time they worked together in "Jaatishwar".
2018-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hollywood pays tribute to Aretha Franklin
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) From singers to actors to leaders, Hollywood celebrities from all segments condoled the demise of the legendary singer Aretha Franklin, who died at 76 after battling serious health conditions.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Raj Thackeray pens touching tribute to Vajpayee
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray penned a touching personal tribute on his social media network to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away on Thursday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Modi, Shah receive Vajpayee's body at BJP HQ, leaders pay tributes
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and other senior leaders including L.K. Advani and Sitaram Yechury, and thousands of people paid their tributes as the mortal remains of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee reached the party's central office here on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Railways' glass-top coach in Kashmir - all dressed up and nowhere to go
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Awaiting the return of normalcy -- as well as tourists -- in the Kashmir Valley, an indigenously-built vistadome (glass-top) railway coach, though ready to run, has been docked at Badgam station for months.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Pompeo announces new team for Iran strategy
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has unveiled a new team to coordinate the administrations post-nuclear deal approach to Iran and bolster support for the strategy abroad.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
New low protein wheat breeds offer hope for gluten allergies
Sydney, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have for the first time bred low allergy wheat varieties, in an attempt towards reducing the proteins in wheat that are responsible for diseases such as coeliac and baker's asthma or wheat dependent exercise induced anaphylaxis (WDEIA).
2018-08-17
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
I do have my downtime to keep a balance: Ranveer Singh (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) His infectious energy is something people take inspiration from and his quirkiness makes him one of the most versatile actors in Bollywood. However, Ranveer Singh makes sure to switch off from the world and unwind as his day gets over to take a break from his fast-paced life.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Kamala Harris to make first campaign endorsement
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Kamala Harris, the first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate, is set to make her first endorsement in an Iowa campaign on Friday, sources said.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora
Soon, WhatsApp backups won't eat into your Google Drive space
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Google is making life easy for WhatsApp users as starting this November, 1.5 billion users of this popular instant messaging platform will be able to back up their data on Google Drive without worrying about storage space.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
'Laila Majnu' liberated me from vanity, says actor Avinash Tiwary
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Avinash Tiwary, who is playing the protagonist of "Laila Majnu", presented by prolific filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, says looking deglamourised in his first ever big film did not bother him as the essence of his character is to celebrate eternal love which goes beyond physicality.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NFL players continue silent protests
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Several players from the National Football League (NFL) did not take the field during the playing of American national anthem as they continued to stage silent protests against racial injustice and police brutality in the US.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports
Kerala death toll rises to 154, massive rescue underway
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) More than a dozen helicopters, hundreds of defence personnel, NDRF teams and ordinary fishermen with their motor boats on Friday launched a massive rescue operation in Kerala as rains subdued and the death toll touched 154 in 10 days.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Our society is proving sicker by the day: Richa Chadha on #MeToo
Melbourne, Aug 17 (IANS) As the #MeToo tide continues to cause waves across the global entertainment industry, Bollywood actress Richa Chadha says the world of cinema is still in a privileged position, especially at a time when newspapers are highlighting children facing sexual abuse in shelter homes and society is becoming "sicker every day".
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Director Steve McQueen to get BAFTA honour
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) British director Steve McQueen will receive BAFTA's John Schlesinger Britannia Award.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Reserve Bank of Australia warns of drought impact
Canberra, Aug 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of Australia on Friday warned of the impact of an ongoing drought, one of the worst in recent decades, on the country's economy.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Typhoon Rumbia makes landfall in Shanghai
Shanghai, Aug 17 (IANS) Typhoon Rumbia made landfall in Shanghai on Friday bringing torrential rains and strong winds of up to 23 metres per second, according to the National Meteorological Centre (NMC).
2018-08-17
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Prateik to embrace drag culture at fashion gala
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Prateik Babbar will be seen embracing the drag culture for Chola The Label at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week's Winter-Festive edition. He says it is an attempt by to normalise topics that are usually not discussed in the mainstream.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Firefighting helicopter crashes near Sydney
Sydney, Aug 17 (IANS) A firefighting helicopter crashed near Sydney while battling a wildfire on Friday, a spokesperson from Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority said.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
19 Chinese, Sri Lankan couples marry in mass wedding
Colombo, Aug 17 (IANS) Nineteen couples from China and Sri Lanka were married at a mass wedding ceremony in the island nation, strengthening the country's position as an ideal wedding destination.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Human Interest/Society
Teenager Apple fan hacks into its secure systems
Sydney, Aug 17 (IANS) An Australian teenager pleaded guilty to charges of hacking into Apple's secure systems and said that he was a fan of the technology giant and hoped to work there one day, the media reported.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
After CWG setback, squash star Ghosal ready to hit top gear at Asiad
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) After enduring a disappointing Commonwealth Games (CWG) singles campaign, India's top-ranked squash player Saurav Ghosal feels he has recovered from the setback and is ready to put his best foot forward at the upcoming Asian Games.
2018-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Kim Jong-un slams international sanctions on N.Korea
Seoul, Aug 17 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un slammed international sanctions against Pyongyang during a visit to an under-construction tourist complex, state media reported on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Pakistan denies charges of aiding Taliban in Afghanistan's Ghazni
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Foreign Office has denied allegations that Pakistani citizens supported the Taliban attack on Afghanistans Ghazni last week, a media report said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistan violates ceasefire on LoC
Jammu, Aug 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Army on Friday resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian forward posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence sources said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Marginalised adolescent girls must have safe access to education (Comment)
Almost half of India's 1.25 billion people are aged under 25, making it the youngest nation in the world. This can be India's biggest asset if the energies of the youth are channelised in the right direction.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Of Hindu gods, mythology, and spirituality (IANS Books This Weekned)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Enter the mythical world of Maha Vishnu and get swept up in a fast-paced and suspenseful narrative; flick through the second part of the "Blue Lotus Trilogy", which pays homage to India's magnificent mythological heritage and takes the reader on a journey into the heart of human passions; connect with some of the deeper concepts in the Gita; and get into the realm of the nothingness of profound and lasting peace.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Kerala floods: The ghost of past environment policy returns
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS/Mongabay) Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods taking several lives and causing severe damage. According to the government, there hasnt been a flood of this scale in last 90 years. The death toll as of August 16, stands at 114.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Vajpayee was an extremely rare human being: Amitabh Bachchan
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) A stalwart, a poet, a writer, an enlightened mind and a compassionate being leaves this world -- that's how megastar Amitabh Bachchan began his tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose demise has left the nation mourning.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Hundreds of smart homes in India at risk of leaking data: Avast
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Hundreds of smart homes and businesses in India are at risk of leaking data due to misconfiguration of a protocol used to interconnect and control smart home devices via smart home hubs, warns new research from global cybersecurity company Avast.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Immigrant mother sues US to be reunited with baby
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) An El Salvadoran immigrant woman has filed a federal lawsuit against the US administration here asking to be reunited with her infant daughter who needs to be breastfed.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Small town people find happiness in small things: Shraddha Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who visited the Madhya Pradesh town of Chanderi while filming for the movie "Stree", says the vibe of the place was heart-warming as she felt that people in small towns don't run after materialistic things.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Have lost part of my childhood: SRK on Vajpayee's death
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has mourned the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying he has lost a part of his childhood and growing up memories.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Al Qaeda's master bomb maker may be dead: UN
United Nations, Aug 17 (IANS) The Al Qaeda's master bomb maker who was responsible for planning to blow up an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day. may have been killed, according to a UN report.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Terrorism
'Love Sonia' to release on September 14
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) "Love Sonia", based on the horrors of child trafficking, will release on September 14.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Help flood-affected Kerela, urges Indian film fraternity
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) As Kerala faces one of its worst-ever calamities due to torrential rain and floods, claiming at least 114 lives, film celebrities from across India have urged people to come forward and help people in the state.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vajpayee's mortal remains taken to BJP headquarters
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's mortal remains, wrapped in the tricolour, were taken to the BJP headquarters here on Friday for the people to pay their last respects to the departed leader.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Priyanka Chopra welcomes Nick Jonas, his parents in Mumbai
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra welcomed her American singer beau Nick Jonas and his parents, fuelling rumours that they will be reportedly formalising their relationship with an engagement party.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Elaborate security arrangements in Delhi for Vajpayee's funeral
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Delhi Police on Friday said they have made elaborate security arrangements in the city in view of the final journey and funeral ceremony of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Modi discusses flood situation with Kerala CM
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that he discussed the flood situation in Kerala with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Google clarifies tracking users even with location data turned off
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) After facing criticism over reports that certain Google apps track users' whereabouts even when they turn off location data, the tech giant has revised its Help Page, clarifying that it does track location data in order to "improve Google experience".
2018-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rupee appreciates marginally; still below 70 per dollar mark
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian rupee appreciated marginally during the morning hour of the trade session on Friday after settling at a record low closing level in the previous session.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Twitter removes key features in third-party appa
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) In its bid to deliver better experiences for its users, Twitter has removed support for some outdated but key developer tools in third-party apps.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sexual abuse accusations criminal, morally reprehensible: Vatican
Vatican City, Aug 17 (IANS) The Vatican broke its silence about a grand jury report that detailed decades of sexual abuse of thousands of children by over 300 priests in the US state of Pennsylvania, calling the accusations "criminal and morally reprehensible".
2018-08-17
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pentagon postpones Trump's military parade
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) The Pentagon has postponed a military parade which was requested by President Donald Trump to mark the annual Veterans Day, a media report said.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Muzaffarpur horror: CBI searches 12 places in Bihar
Patna/New Delhi Aug 17 (IANS) The CBI on Friday raided 12 places in Bihar, including former Minister Manju Verma's residence in connection with its probe into the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape cases, an official said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nepal Foreign Minister to attend Vajpayee's funeral
Kathmandu, Aug 17 (IANS) Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali left for New Delhi on Friday to attend the funeral of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who died a day earlier, an official statement confirmed here.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Equity indices open in green; Sensex gains over 200 points
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Friday with the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex gaining over 200 points, supported by broadly positive cues from the global markets.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Partly cloudy Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning in the national capital on Friday with the minimum temperature recorded at 27.9 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Architect of Osama raid issues rebuke of Trump
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Retired Adm. William McRaven, the man who oversaw the 2011 raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden, issued a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump's decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance, defending the former spy chief as "one of the finest public servants".
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Soldier killed, militants escape in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) An army soldier was killed on Friday in a brief gunfight between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
China 'likely' training pilots to target US: Pentagon
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) China is actively developing its fleet of long-range bombers and "likely" training its pilots for missions targeting the US, according to a new Pentagon report.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Amarnath Yatra suspended from Jammu
Jammu, Aug 17 (IANS) The movement of Amarnath Yatra pilgrims was suspended on Friday from Jammu to the Kashmir Valley but allowed to continue from the two base camps to the cave shrine.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Rahul, Doval, armed forces chiefs pay homage to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and all the three armed forces chiefs on Friday led a host of leaders in paying homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state at his residence.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Redenomination of Venezuelan currency from Aug 20
Caracas, Aug 17 (IANS) The redenomination of Venezuela's national currency, the bolivar, will be in force from August 20 onward, the Official Gazette of the Venezuelan government has said.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics,Business/Economy
US condoles Vajpayee's death
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has condoled former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death and praised his vision for famously characterising US-India ties as a "natural partnership of shared endeavours".
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Accident at Philippine airport: flights cancelled, diverted
Manila, Aug 17 (IANS) Philippine aviation authorities on Friday decided to close the runway in Manila airport where a passenger plane skidded off late on Thursday. All passengers and crew are safe.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Michael J. Fox's wife found him 'cocky' in first meeting
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Actors Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox have revaled details of how they first met each other and who proposed to whom.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sikh store-owner stabbed to death in US
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) A Sikh store-owner has been stabbed to death in the US state of New Jersey, according to media reports.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
'Internet celebrity' detained over online extortion
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Chinese police have arrested a man who allegedly used his influence on social media to extort money.
2018-08-17
Category: International, China,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dolly Parton urges kids to read more
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Legendary singer Dolly Parton has encouraged children to inculcate the habit of reading.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Children deported from Mexico and US face violence, stigma: UN
United Nations, Aug 17 (IANS) Children deported from Mexico and the US to Central America face violence, stigma and deprivation, worsening the root causes of irregular migration, the UN Children's Agency (UNICEF) warned in a Child Alert issued on Thursday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Russia presents modernized bomber Tu-22M3M
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS) An upgraded long-range multimode missile carrier bomber Tu-22M3M made its debut in the Russian city of Kazan on Thursday, the designer of the aircraft said.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology
Arjun Rampal, Siddhanth Kapoor's chanting days
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Siddhanth Kapoor says while shooting for the forthcoming war film "Paltan" in Ladakh, he and his co-star Arjun Rampal made it a routine to visit a stupa on a daily basis for chanting.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I used to flirt with my teacher: Salman Khan
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan says he used to flirt a lot with his school teacher.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump, ex-presidents remember music legend Aretha Franklin
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and other public figures mourned the death of soul singer Aretha Franklin, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 76.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Sisi, Macron voice support for political settlement in Libya
Cairo, Aug 17 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Thursday called for a political settlement in Libya.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Diplomacy
Shooting at jail gave us chills: Deepak Kalra
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Deepak Kalra says shooting at a real jail gave the actors of the upcoming series "Banned" chills.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Walmart's share price soars due to strong revenue gains
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Walmart's share price soared on Thursday as investors focused on the retail giant's strong quarterly revenue gains and shrugged off a net loss linked to the sale of a majority stake in its Brazilian unit.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Trump's military parade estimated to cost $92 mn
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's military parade is estimated to cost 92 million dollars, according to a CNBC report on Thursday, quoting an anonymous US defence official.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Vajpayee was a role model, says Telangana CM
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao said former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on Thursday, led politics with highest standards and stood tall as a role model for the country and the world.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Minister seeks increase in flow of water in Shukratal Ghat
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The government on Thursday instructed officials of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand irrigation departments to submit proposals for the augmentation of flows at Shukratal Ghat in Muzaffarnagar district.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Kajol lights up screen when she's there: Neha Dhupia
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia says her "Helicopter Eela" co-star Kajol is phenomenal and lights up the screen.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vajpayee refused to dismiss DMK government despite threat to his government: Stalin
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Condoling the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, DMK Working President M.K. Stalin said the late leader did not dismiss the DMK government in Tamil Nadu despite the threat to the BJP-led Central government.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
'I feel I've lost my father again': Lata Mangeshkar on her bonding with Vajpayee
Devastated by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death, Asia's nightingale Lata Mangeshkar who shared a very close bonding with him, said: "He was like my father. He called me Beti. I called him Dadda. I feel I've lost my father all over again.
2018-08-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
DGMO talks: Pakistan Army assures to facilitate anti-terror operations
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian Army on Thursday said Pakistan has assured India that it would take prompt action against movement of elements inimical to India along the Line of Control and respond to information shared by the Indian side to facilitate anti-terrorist operations.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Delhi government announces scholarships for advancing arts practice
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi government on Thursday increased the number and amount of scholarships for advancing arts practice, a move which will support budding artists and artists with disabilities.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Education
Body-shaming isn't cool, says Sushmita Sen
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen, considered as one of the fittest celebrities in Hindi film industry, said on Thursday that body-shaming is not a cool concept.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bengal government declares half-day holiday on Friday
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) The West Bengal government has declared a half-day holiday on Friday as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on Thursday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Boys from two communities clash, police reject riot rumours
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A motorcycle brushing a boy led to breakout of clashes between two groups of people from different communities here, police said but rejected rumours that it was a communal riot.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Airlines advised to keep air fares in check for Kerala flights
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) The Central government has asked domestic airlines to keep a check on air fares for flights operating to and from Kerala.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Kerala CM warns against spreading fake news on floods
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday issued a stern warning to those spread fake news about floods in the state using social media.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vajpayee towering personality of modern India: Nagaland CM
Kohima, Aug 16 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, describing him as a "towering personality of modern India".
2018-08-17
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Seven-day mourning in Goa over Vajpayee's demise
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) The Goa government on Thursday announced a seven-day state mourning over former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Karnataka declares 7-day mourning for Vajpayee
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) The Karnataka government on Thursday declared a seven-day state mourning as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who died in New Delhi earlier in the day, an official statement said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
CPA conference postponed due to Vajpayee's death
Guwahati, Aug 16 (IANS) The three-day Conference of the 17th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), which was to begin here on Thursday, was postponed due to the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Meghalaya Governor condoles Vajpayee's death
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying the nation had lost an able parliamentarian, a statesman par excellence, and an extraordinary human being.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Nagaland Governor condoles Vajpayee's death (Lead, Correcting headline)
Kohima, Aug 16 (IANS) Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Thursday condoled the passing away of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Nagaland Governor condoles Vajapee's death
Kohima, Aug 16 (IANS) Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Thursday condoled the passing away of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Two held on suspicion of killing Manesar revenue official
Gurugram, Aug 16 (IANS) Two persons were arrested for allegedly gunning down an official of the Revenue Department in Gurugram, police said on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
When Vajpayee touched the feet of a TN village woman
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu will remember former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a very humble person who touched the feet of a woman from a village near Madurai.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Meghalaya CM bats for improved connectivity with neighbouring countries
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday underlined the need for improved connectivity with the neighbouring countries for transformative growth of the northeastern region.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Opposition leaders remember Vajpayee as statesman, great son of India
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Opposition leaders, including Congress President Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and chief ministers of West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, describing him a great son of India, a statesman and one of country's tallest leaders.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sonia pays homage to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday paid homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state at his residence after it was brought from the hopsital.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN government declares holiday on Friday, state mourning
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu government on Thursday issued an order declaring Friday as a holiday for educational institutions, state government offices and undertakings owned by the government as a mark of respect to late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Central Delhi roads to be closed for Vajpayee's funeral
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Delhi Police on Thursday announced rerouting of traffic on certain roads in anticipation of a surge in crowd for the funeral ceremony of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC seeks views of stakeholders on Assam NRC procedure
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The process for receiving claims and objections from the public, including 40 lakh ineligible people who were not included in the complete draft NRC, would begin from Aug 30, as the Supreme Court on Thursday sought views of AASU, AAMSU and Jamiat-Ulama-E-Hind on the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) prepared by the the Centre.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
4 dead in Karnataka due to heavy rain
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Four people have died due to the heavy rain lashing the coastal and south interior districts of Karnataka over the past few days, an official said on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Vajpayee guided BJP from 'seeding' to shaping it a 'banyan tree': Amit Shah
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Describing him as "Pole Star" of Indian politics, BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday paid his tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying he guided the party's journey from its seeding to taking a shape of "banyan tree".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala hikes liquor excise to collect revenue for flood relief
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) Even as Kerala grapples with its worst floods in nearly a century, Finance Minister Thomas Issac on Thursday announced a hike in excise duty on liquor to raise additional funds for relief and rehabilitation of the affected.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
President, VP pay homage to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice Presidednt M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday led a host of leaders in paying homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state at his residence after it was brought from the hopsital.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee was apostle of secularism: Arunachal Governor
Itanagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor B.D. Mishra on Thursday expressed grief at the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying that India had lost its tallest leader and statesman who was an apostle of secularism.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Vajpayee's hard work carried BJP thus far: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) It was a result of Atal Bihari Vajpayee's strong resolve and hard work that carried the BJP "thus far", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while paying tribute to the former premier, who passed away on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
At AIIMS, waiting to hear about Vajpayee...
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Hope and despair mingled as a large crowd of journalists, BJP supporters and commoners waited throughout a hot and humid Thursday to hear about Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health till a brief hospital statement ended it all.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Mercedes-Benz India to increase prices by up to 4% across models
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Luxury automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz India on Thursday announced a price rise by up to 4 per cent across models.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Vajpayee's ashes to be immersed in rivers in all UP districts: CM
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday announced a seven-day mourning in Uttar Pradesh over former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise and said that his ashes will be immersed in rivers in all districts of the state.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Vajpayee piloted second generation of economic reforms: India Inc
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Indian industry paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee following his demise on Thursday, saying the iconic BJP leader ushered in the second generation of economic reforms that promoted India's rapid growth.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kolkata family close to Vajpayee narrates his love for films, 'phuchkas'
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) A family in central Kolkata, who had hosted former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during his visits to the city since 1956, on Thursday reminisced how the veteran politician fell in love with the Farooq Shaikh-Rekha-starrer 1981 film 'Umrao Jaan' and ended up watching the movie a number of times during his stay here.
2018-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Brightest star of Indian politics: Sumitra Mahajan on Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Expressing grief over former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan termed the late BJP leader as the "brightest star" of Indian politics.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee was a towering figure in national life: Sonia
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a towering figure in national life and a man with a very large heart.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee was people's leader who ruled minds: Joshi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Thursday described the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a personal loss and said that he was a people's leader.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan condoles Vajpayee's death, Imran Khan says void in South Asian politics
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee describing him as a renowned statesman, with the incoming Prime Minister of the country Imran Khan saying his death has left a void in South Asian politics.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Vajpayee was 'unparalleled', says Yashwant Sinha
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee was a fatherly figure, says Vasundhara Raje
Jaipur, Aug 16 (IANS) Paying rich tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday said he was a "fatherly figure who guided me always."
2018-08-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Vajpayee's 'faceoff with death' and how he captured the agony in verse
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Much as he was revered as a stalwart politician, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away at the age of 93 here on Thursday, was widely recognised as a key poet in Hindi, who took poetry beyond the pages of his collections and recited them at numerous public fora. He used poetry as a medium to give expression to his deepest thoughts.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Environment report for redevelopment project copy-pasted, expert tells HC
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Several portions of the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report which cleared the redevelopment of a residential project here was copy-pasted from an EIA report seeking clearance for a Tamil Nadu mine, an expert told the Delhi High Court on Friday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Modi, Shah lead host of leaders in paying homage to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday led a host of leaders in paying homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state at his residence after it was brought from the hopsital.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Ramyug' being made at right time for youth: Kunal Kohli
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Bollywood director and producer Kunal Kohli, who announced his upcoming film 'Ramyug' on Thursday, says it is the right time to make this film, given the changed mindset of today's youth.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Karnataka governor, CM, Yeddyurappa mourn Vajpayee's death
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubjai Vala, state Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, BJP's state unit president B.S. Yeddyurappa and other leaders mourned the death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on Thursday evening.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Somdev Devvarman predicts bright future for surfing in India
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Putting his weight behind surfing, former India tennis star Somdev Devvarman on Thursday predicted a bright future for the new Olympic sport in India.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Karnataka Governor opens Raj Bhavan to public in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R. Vala on Thursday opened his official residence, Raj Bhavan, in the city centre for the public to visit the historic building.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Delhi LG, CM condole Vajpayee's death
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday called the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee a great loss for the country.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UNFPA sexual harassment case: Internal probe says allegations unsubstantiated
Patna, Aug 16 (IANS) An internal probe by the UNFPA has refuted the sexual harassment claims made by an Indian activist against a top-ranking India representative of the UN organisation.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NCL Veka commissions uPVC extrusion facility in Telangana
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) NCL Veka has commissioned its new uPVC extrusion facility in Telangana to cater to the increasing demand for uPVC windows profiles in India and exports.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Haryana declares public holiday
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The Haryana government on Thursday declared a public holiday on Friday in its offices, including boards, corporations and educational institutions, as a mark of respect for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away in Delhi on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
GoC-in-C Northern Command visits LoC in Rajouri
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command of the Indian Army Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh on Thursday visited forward areas on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district to review security on the border.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Vajpayee's funeral to take place at Smriti Sthal on Friday
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away here on Thursday, will be laid to rest at Smriti Sthal on Friday at 4 p.m.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee met three generations of Chinese leaders: Envoy
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Condoling former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death here on Thursday, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said that the late Indian leader met three generations of Chinese leaders and credited him for taking the initiative of holding the special representative (SR)-level dialogue mechanism on the border issue between the two countries.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Vajpayee, the moderate face of BJP, is no more (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the moderate face of the BJP who attracted allies and formed the first saffron government at the Centre in the 1990s, died here after a long illness.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kashmiris not terrorists but want Gandhi's India: Farooq Abdullah
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that Kashmiris are not terrorists and they have no intention to separate from India, but added that they demand an India as envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Maharashtra leaders grieve for Vajpayee
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and other state leaders on Thursday paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, with Fadnavis saying that the late leader would a role model for coming generations.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Vajpayee will be remembered by northeastern people: Meghalaya CM
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday expressed grief over the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying he will be remembered by the northeasterners for his keen interest in developing this landlocked region.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Rahul again invokes French President on Rafale deal, targets Modi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday yet again invoked French President Emmanuel Macron on the Rafale deal and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue, saying that the French leader had told him that the price of the fighter jet can be revealed as it involves tax payers money.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ISL: Dynamos to travel to Kolkata & Doha for pre-season training
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Delhi Dynamos FC are set for a month-long pre-season camp in Kolkata and Doha, as the two-time semi-finalists begin their preparation for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
Vajpayee's death a personal loss: Bengal Governor
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi on Thursday termed the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a "personal loss" and hailed him as one of the greatest politicians and diplomats in the world.
2018-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India's first Humboldt Penguin born in Mumbai Zoo, to be displayed by Nov
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Nature lovers were thrilled as India's first Humboldt Penguin chick was hatched at the Mumbai Zoo, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials said on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trade deficit depreciates Indian rupee to a fresh low; closes at 70.16 (Roundup)
New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) A wider trade deficit, along with outflow of foreign funds pulled the Indian rupee to a fresh record intra-day and closing low on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vajpayee was an iconic, charismatic figure: Arunachal CM
Itanagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday condoled the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
RBI Governor Urjit Patel launches UPI 2.0
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, Urjit Patel on Thursday launched the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) 2.0 developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
J&K Governor, state leaders condole Vajpayee's demise
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Mainstream leaders in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday condoled the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee death in Delhi.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Odisha CM condoles Vajpayee's demise
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday condoled the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and described him as "one of the tallest leaders of the country".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Govt announces 7-day national mourning for Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday announced a seven-day national mourning and state funeral for the late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who will be cremated at Smriti Sthal on the banks of river Yamuna on Friday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Flood misery in Kerala: Death toll touches 114; armed forces mount massive recue operation (Roundup)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) With the death toll in the devastating floods rising to 114 in Kerala, and more than one lakh people living in relief camps across the state, the Centre on Thursday deployed all three wings of the armed forces in a massive rescue operation.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
'Vajpayee was in Bengaluru prison during Emergency'
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's association with India's tech hub Bengaluru was memorable, as he spent 19 months in the city's central prison during the Emergency period in 1975-77, said an official on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Olimpia takes first place in Honduran league tournament
Tegucigalpa (Honduras), Aug 16 (IANS) Olimpia defeated Universidad Pedagogica 1-0, grabbing the top spot in the Honduran Apertura football tournament standings.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Honduras,Sports,Football
Big C targets Rs 1,500 cr turnover this fiscal
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Leading mobile retail chain Big C has set a target of 40 per cent growth during the current financial year to cross a Rs 1,500 crore turnover.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Assam CM Sonowal remembers his association with Vajpayee
Guwahati, Aug 16 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday expressed his heartfelt condolences on the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Reservation in promotions: SCs/STs faced social exclusion, Centre tells SC
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday pushed for reservation in promotions in government jobs for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as it told the Supreme Court that members of these communities had suffered social exclusion for centuries and can't be excluded from the benefit as they are backward.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Bengal's Left to launch movement against 'anti-people policies'
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Protesting against the anti-people policies of the state and the centre, the left wing mass organisations in West Bengal will hold a 24-day march across the state in September, pushing for an eight-point charter of demands including remunerative prices for famers, lowering of rates for Petroleum substances and ensuring standard minimum wages for everyone.
2018-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Trump's claims of no collusion with Russia are hogwash: Ex-CIA chief
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Former CIA Director John Brennan hit back at US President Donald Trump on Thursday in a blistering New York Times op-ed, saying that the latter's claims of no collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential election are "hogwash".
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Seven-day mourning in Himachal over Vajpayee's death
Shimla, Aug 16 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Thursday declared seven days of state mourning owing to the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
IMG Reliance launches fashion portal
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) IMG Reliance, a joint venture between IMG Worldwide of US and Reliance Industries, on Thursday launched a fashion portal aimed at the evolving Indian consumers.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Three militants killed in attack on Afghan intelligence agency's training centre
Kabul, Aug 16 (IANS) Three assailants were killed in an attack on a National Directorate of Security (NDS) training centre here on Thursday, officials said.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Risks to inflation remain, trade war can impact exports: RBI's MPC
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The RBI hiked its key lending rate by 25 basis points for the second time in a row saying upside risks to inflation remain elevated in view of factors such as minimum support price (MSP) for farmers, oil price, monsoon, and GST, minutes of the August Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting released on Thursday showed.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
HC seeks Delhi government's response on plea to strengthen DFS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a response from the state government on a plea seeking directions to fill vacant posts in the Delhi Fire Service (DFS) and introduce programmes in line with Goa's Emergency Monitoring System in the national capital.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PPP 'withdraws support for Shehbaz Sharif as PM candidate'
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday withdrew support for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif's candidature for the post of Prime Minister, the media reported.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pranab Mukherjee writes to Vajpayee's daughter
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday wrote a letter to the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's adopted daughter expressing his "heartfelt condolences" at his demise.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No alternative to Vajpayee: Tripura CM
Agartala, Aug 16 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Thursday termed former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death a "great loss to the nation" and said "there is no alternative to him".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Want to give my best at Asiad: Neeraj Chopra
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) One of India's best bets for an athletics gold at the upcoming Asian Games, Neeraj Chopra is determined to focus on the job at hand and not put extra pressure on himself.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Believe in yourself: Shastri's mantra to struggling team
Nottingham, Aug 16 (IANS) Facing criticism from various quarters after India's consecutive defeats in the first two Tests of the five-match rubber, head coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday urged his wards to believe in themselves when they take on England in the third cricket Test starting at Trent Bridge on Saturday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dead at 76
Detroit, Aug 16 (IANS) Legendary singer Aretha Franklin, who got the epithet 'Queen of Soul', died here on Thursday after battling serious health conditions. She was 76.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Telangana,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Chhetri rues football team's Asian Games snub
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) India captain Sunil Chhetri on Thursday said the football team needs to be given a chance to perform after the the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) decided not to allow the side to participate in the upcoming 2018 Asian Games.
2018-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Two youths say in viral post: Responsible for Umar Khalid attack
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Two youths on Thursday claimed involvement in the murderous attack on student leader Umar Khalid in central Delhi on Monday, in a video clipping that went viral on the social media.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Lata Mangeshkar, Ratan Tata mourn Vajpayee
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Renowned playback singer Lata Mangeshkar on Thursday said she is shattered to learn of the demise of Bharat Ratna Atal Behari Vajpyeeji.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BJP postpones national executive meet following Vajpayee's demise
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The two-day BJP national executive meet was postponed on Thursday following the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India U-23 footballers to travel to Australia for camp
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A 22-member India U-23 football team will travel to Australia on Friday as part of their preparation for the forthcoming SAFF Suzuki Cup. The squad has been camping here since July 28.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Rahul accuses Shah of switching off his mic during speech
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a jibe at BJP President Amit Shah for switching off his microphone during his speech here.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Robots will never replace teachers: Study
London, Aug 16 (IANS) While social robots have the potential to become part of the educational infrastructure just like paper, white boards and computer tablets, they can never fully replace teachers, a new study suggests.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Education
Mourning Vajpayee's death, Delhi to remain closed on Friday
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday announced that all the schools and offices in the national capital will remain closed on Friday as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maths can help reveal how human behaviour spreads infectious diseases
Toronto, Aug 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that mathematics could help public health workers understand how human behaviour influences the spread of infectious diseases like Ebola and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
2018-08-16
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Turkish firms cancel iPhone orders amid US products boycott
Istanbul, Aug 16 (IANS) Turkey's biggest mobile phone importing companies have cancelled their iPhone orders as Turkish citizens join a move to boycott US products.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India beat Nepal to make U-15 SAFF final
Thimpu, Aug 16 (IANS) The Indian U-15 womens team progressed to the final of the SAFF U-15 Championship after defeating Nepal 2-1 in the semi-finals at the Changlimithang Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Bhutan,Sports,Football
Vajpayee among tallest leaders of modern India: Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee stood among the "tallest leaders" of the modern India and spent his whole life serving the country.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jharkhand governor, CM condole Vajpayee's death
Ranchi, Aug 16 (IANS) Jharkahnd Governor Draupadi Murmu and Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Nitish mourns Vajpayee's death
Patna, Aug 16 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday expressed condolence over the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Indian film fraternity pays tribute to 'selfless', 'warm' Vajpayee
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Lata Mangeshkar felt the same pain upon hearing of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise on Thursday, as she did when she lost her father. The legendary singer led the Indian film industry's tributes to the selfless and beloved titan and statesman.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Three Gujjar Samiti leaders sacked
Jaipur, Aug 16 (IANS) Col Kirori Singh Bainsla, convener of the Gujjar Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, sacked three senior members of the Samiti on Thursday for "talking to the government without his consent."
2018-08-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
World's oldest cheese found in 3,000-year-old Egyptian tomb
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Researchers have found the world's most ancient solid cheese in a 3,200-year-old Egyptian tomb, as well as evidence of a potentially deadly disease.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Vajpayee a beacon to inspire young politicians: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday mourned the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, describing him as a towering personality who would always remain a beacon to inspire the young politicians to tread the path of value-based politics.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Of travels, crime thrillers and a lifelong association: Vajpayee beyond-the-usual
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) "Between the guns and guards, there were two dogs called Sassy and Sophie who would run around the prime ministers house, and also Ritu, the cat," journalist Saba Naqvi writes in her recent book "Shades of Saffron" in describing Atal Bihari Vajpayees personal life from close quarters.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Features,Human Interest/Society
Strongest voice for Tibet: Sangay's tribute to Vajpayee
Dharamsala, Aug 16 (IANS) Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay on Thursday described former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the "strongest voice for Tibet".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Vajpayee laid foundation of good governance: Yogi Adityanath
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday deeply condoled the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, calling him a leader who laid the foundation of good governance by linking politics to values and ideals.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Record low rupee subdues equity indices; banking stocks fall (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Sentiments in the Indian equity market weakened on Thursday with the rupee hitting fresh lows.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Vajpayee's Kashmir legacy lives on
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Call it a quirk of fate that a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort that Vajpayee's doctrine of 'insaniyat, jamhuriyat and Kashmiriyat' was the only way forward in Kashmir, Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Vajpayee will be remembered for first stable non-Congress coalition government: Advani
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) BJP veteran L.K. Advani, who had a long association with Atal Bihari Vajpayee and had jointly built the party from scratch, on Thursday expressed grief over his death, observing that the former Prime Minister will be remembered as the pioneer of the first-ever stable non-Congress coalition government at the Centre.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee a binding force of NDA: Uddhav Thackeray
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Paying rich tributes to former Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday described him as a "strong binding force of the National Democratic Alliance".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Delhi man held for fatally stabbing sister-in-law, her nephew
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A man stabbed to death his widowed sister-in-law and her nephew who had come visiting and injured her son early on Thursday in central Delhi over a domestic dispute, police said.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Teary-eyed Lucknow remembers Atal Bihari Vajpayee, its 5-time MP
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) His inimitable oratory, hand twirls and the guffaws -- former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is etched in public memory in the land of Avadh, Lucknow, which he represented in the Lok Sabha from 1991 to 2009.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sonakshi's 'mantra' for instant dose of happiness
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha says her mantra for an instant dose of happiness is to watch something that is light and happy.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Vajpayee did not allow BJP to swing to extreme right: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday described former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a man of wisdom, tolerance and compassion and who did not allow the party to swing to the extreme right of the political spectrum.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cochin Naval air base gets nod for commercial operations
Kochi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Central government on Thursday agreed to open the Cochin Naval air base for commercial operations following a request by the Kerala government, officials said.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Vice President expresses grief over Vajpayee's death
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday expressed grief over the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, hailing him as "Ajaatshatru of politics" and a source of inspiration for his generation.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee tallest Indian I worked with: Punjab ex-CM
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday mourned former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death and said he was the "tallest Indian I worked with and one of the greatest statesmen on the world stage".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
TN Governor, Chief Minister condole Vajpayee's death
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Vajpayee was 'shikhar purush' of Indian politics: Amit Shah
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday described former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as "shikhar purush" (topmost leader) of Indian politics who devoted every "second of his life to the country and the party".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US shares India's grief over Vajpayee's death
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster on Thursday shared his country's grief over the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee saying he contributed immensely to ties between the two countries.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Chinese envoy condoles Vajpayee's death
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui on Thursday condoled former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death saying his contribution to India-China relations will never be forgotten.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Himachal people will miss Vajpayee: Thakur
Shimla, Aug 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said the state's people will miss former Prime Minister A. B. Vajpayee who had a special bond with the hill state.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Goa CM condoles Vajpayee's death
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday mourned the death of former Prime Minister and senior BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
BCCI, cricket team join nation in condoling Vajpayee's death
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Indian cricket team and the BCCI joined the nation in mourning the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on Thursday after battling ill health. He was 93.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Arsenal's Maitland-Niles sidelined over leg injury
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Arsenal on Thursday announced that midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles would be sidelined for about six to eight weeks over a leg injury.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Nothing more historic, modern than Ramayana: Kunal Kohli
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Kunal Kohli, whose upcoming film has been titled "Ramyug", believes the Ramayana has very progressive thoughts which are relevant in the present time.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lost eminent statesman: Assam Governor condoles Vajpayee's demise
Guwahati, Aug 16 (IANS) Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi led the state leaders on Thursday in mourning the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying that the "nation had lost an eminent statesman".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Complaint filed against ex-Haryana CM for 'insulting' National Anthem
Gurugram, Aug 16 (IANS) A complaint has been filed against former Haryana Chief Minister Buphinder Singh Hooda for allegedly insulting National Anthem during a public meeting.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pranab Mukherjee condoles death of Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed his "deepest condolences" on the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Morocco takes part in 14th Panama Book Fair
Panama City, Aug 16 (IANS/MAP) Morocco is taking part in the 14th edition of the Panama Book Fair here which will run till August 19.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Music series featuring indie artistes' work launched
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) "Artist Aloud Unplugged" -- a music series featuring original content by independent artistes -- has been launched.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Madonna pays tribute to herself on 60th birthday
Marrakesh, Aug 16 (IANS) Singer Madonna has paid a tribute to herself on her 60th birthday by calling herself 'The Queen'.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Morocco,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indian team condoles Wadekar's demise
Trent Bridge, Aug 16 (IANS) The Indian cricket team on Thursday observed a two-minute silence in remembrance of former skipper Ajit Wadekar, who died in Mumbai after a prolonged illness.
2018-08-16
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
GAIL awards contract for 108 km of Barauni-Guwahati gas pipeline
Guwahati, Aug 16 (IANS) GAIL (India) Limited has awarded the first contract for purchase of 108 km 24-inch diameter line pipes under the Barauni-Guwahati segment of the Jagdishpur-Haldia and Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) project.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Business/Economy
Haryana Assembly session postponed due to Vajpayee's death
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The Haryana Assembly's monsoon session, scheduled to commence on Friday, has been postponed in the wake of the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Vajpayee's death irreparable loss to nation: Haryana CM
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday mourned the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and described it as an irreparable loss to the nation, its polity, and the BJP.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Vajpayee, the moderate face of BJP, is no more
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose politics of moderation in a hardline party propelled the BJP to power for the first time in the 1990s, died on Thursday after long illness.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India lost a great son: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee calling him a "great son of India".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Viagra reference creeps into Goa children's organisation website
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) Authorities at the Panaji-based Bal Bhavan, a government-funded centre for child development, has filed a complaint with the Cyber Cell of the Goa Police, after a post on its official website, about an inter-state cultural programme, contained references to Viagra, a well-known potency drug.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Find ways to lower water level in Mullaperiyar Dam: SC to authorities
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Observing that the flood situation in Kerala is "grave", the Supreme Court on Thursday asked disaster management sub committee to sit with the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) on Friday to bring down the water level in Mullaperiyar Dam "so people do not live in constant fear".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
It was totally unexpected: Zebby on getting 'Manmarziyan'
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Zebby Singh says bagging a role in "Manmarziyan", directed by Anurag Kashyap, was unexpected.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Who's going to listen to the voice of sanity?' (Remembering Vajpayee)
It was the summer of 1996. The Congress government of Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao had lost the general election and, for the first time, there was an opportunity for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), headed by the moderate and well-liked Atal Bihari Vajpayee, to take power.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Turkish lira on track for third straight gain against dollar
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Turkish lira rose for a third straight session against the US dollar on Thursday, suggesting further stabilization in the currency just days after it tumbled to a record low.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
People recreating old songs don't have guts: Composer Amit Trivedi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) National Award winning composer Amit Trivedi is against the trend of remaking and recreating old songs as he feels by doing this, the essence of the original track gets distorted.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Barcelona train ahead of La Liga game against Alaves
Barcelona, Aug 16 (IANS) Barcelona on Thursday held a training session without defender Gerard Pique, in preparation for the team's first league game of the season against Alaves.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Vajpayee's death a great loss for India: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday called the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee a great loss for the country.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee's death is end of an era, says Modi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday described the passing away of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as "end of an era" and said that every Indian and every BJP worker will continue to be guided by his vision.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Anand Stanley appointed to head Airbus India from October
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Global aerospace major Airbus has appointed Anand E. Stanley as President and Managing Director of the company's India subsidiary.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
N. Korea sanctions: Russia ponders retaliatory measures against US
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) Russia was considering its response on Thursday to the US' expansion of sanctions against Moscow companies over their links to North Korea, the country's deputy Foreign Minister said.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India move up a place to 96th in FIFA rankings
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Indian football team on Thursday climbed one spot to the 96th in the recently released FIFA rankings.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Vajpayee: A man of moderation who raised India's global stature (Obituary)
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) He was a man of moderation in a fraternity of jingoistic nationalists; a peace visionary in a region riven by religious animosity; and a man who believed in India's destiny and was ready to fight for it.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kovind condoles Vajpayee's death
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday expressed his condolences on the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
HC reserves order on Sonia, Rahul's plea
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday reserved the order on Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi's plea challenging the Income Tax notice seeking tax reassessment for the financial year 2011-2012.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Vajpayee's death very big loss: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday termed former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's passing away a "very big loss" to the nation.
2018-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
IS claims Afghan education centre attack that killed 34
Kabul, Aug 16 (IANS) The Islamic State terror organization on Thursday claimed responsibility for an attack on an educational centre in the Afghan capital, which killed at least 34 people and wounded 56.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Education
Karnataka to shift flood-hit people to safer places
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) With heavy rains upto 25 cm lashing coastal and south interior districts of Karnataka, the state is working to shift people stranded in flood-hit regions, an official statement said on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Maruti Suzuki increases price across models
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday increased prices by up to Rs 6,100 across all models (ex-showroom - Delhi).
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC seeks views of stakeholders on Assam NRC SoP
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The process for receiving claims and objections from the public, including 40 lakh ineligible people who were not included in the complete draft NRC, would begin from Aug 30, as the Supreme Court on Thursday sought views of AASU, AAMSU and Jamiat-Ulama-E-Hind on the Standard Operating Procedure prepared by the Centre.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Varun Dhawan wishes father David Dhawan on birthday
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) On the ocassion of the 63rd birthday of director David Dhawan, his son and actor Varun Dhawan penned a heartfelt message for his father.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Former Prime Minister Vajpayee dead at 93
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a moderate face in saffron politics and the first non-Congress prime minister to complete a full term in office, died here on Thursday after a prolonged illness, AIIMS authorities said. He was 93.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee paintings to be sold, among other south Asian art
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Coveted artworks by master artists Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee, Manjit Bawa, Syed Haider Raza, V.S. Gaitonde, and M.F. Husain will be on sale at art dealer Christies auction here, previewing from September 7.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,National,Art/Culture/Books
Former PM Vajpayee is dead at 93
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died on Thursday after battling prolonged illness at AIIMS here, hospital authorities said. He was 93.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Konkan Railway cancels 5 trains from flood-hit Kerala
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) Konkan Railway on Thursday cancelled five trains emanating from Kerala, following the flash-floods in the southern state, a spokesperson said.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
India Red face India Green in Duleep Trophy domestic season opener
Dindigul (Tamil Nadu), Aug 16 (IANS) Defending champions India Red will take on India Green in the opener of the 57th Duleep Trophy at the NPR College ground here on Friday, marking the start of the 2018-19 domestic cricket season in the country.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Panel submits final report on sacrilege cases in Punjab
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) A one-man commission of Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice Ranjit Singh (retd) -- which probed several sacrilege incidents and police firing on protesters -- on Thursday submitted its final report to the Punjab government.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US to host La Liga matches after reaching agreement to promote football
Madrid, Aug 16 (IANS) The United States is set to host several games of the Spanish football league's regular season following an agreement reached on Thursday between La Liga and the US multinational media, sports and entertainment group Relevent that aims to boost the game's popularity in America and Canada.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Credit Bank of Moscow only Russian company in Forbes list
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) Private sector Credit Bank of Moscow on Thursday announced that it has become the only Russian company to feature in the US magazine Forbes Growth Champions List this year.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Business/Economy
350 US dailies stand up to Trump's media attacks
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 350 news outlets have launched a campaign to counter US President Donald Trump's attacks against the media and promote a free press.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Office of profit case: AAP MLAs can seek summoning of officials
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted permission to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs to file fresh application before the Election Commission (EC) seeking summoning of government officials in the office of profit case.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Antarctic seas emit higher CO2 levels than previously thought: Study
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) The open water nearest to the sea ice surrounding Antarctica releases significantly more carbon dioxide in winter than previously believed, showed a study conducted using an array of robotic floats.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Airtel Payments Bank, Bharti Axa tie up to offer insurance under PMJJBY
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Airtel Payments Bank on Thursday said it has tied up with Bharti Axa Life Insurance to offer the bank's customers insurance cover under the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY).
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Share rainfall data on real-time basis, TN CM tells Kerala counterpart
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday alleged that his state officials were not being permitted to gauge the rainfall in the catchment area of Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala and urged the neighbouring state to share rainfall data on a real-time basis.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Idea Cellular hopes to improve services with Nokia's Cloud tech
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) As part of its digitalisation strategy to meet increasing data demand and mobile broadband growth, telecom major Idea Cellular has entered into an agreement with Nokia to deploy the Finnish information technology company's Cloud-native core technology in New Delhi.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
DSGMC to set up modern press to print copies of Guru Granth Sahib
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) will set up a fully computerized four-colour offset press to print copies of the holy scripture Guru Granth Sahib at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib Complex.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Khushi takes lead in 11th leg of Hero WPG Tour
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Rising golfer Khushi Khanijau, who does not have a single top-5 finish against her name this season, birdied the 18th and final hole of the Boulder Hills Golf and Country Club to take sole lead after the second round of the Hero womens Pro Tour's 11th leg here on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Ways to pack nutritious food while travelling
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Do you travel often for work or personal reasons, and end up munching on junk? Make sure you get the best of both worlds and eat local, but with a twist -- carry your power jars with you so that you don't come home with a lot of guilt.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bathinda youth gets special youth state award
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The outstanding achievements of Yashveer Goyal, a hearing and speech impaired youth of Bathinda city, in technology, sports and other fields have fetched him a state award from the Punjab government.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Disney stands by decision to fire Gunn from 'Guardians...'
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) There has been a strong push to get James Gunn back as director of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" following his firing from the project. But Disney and Marvel have chosen to stand by their decision to not reinstate him as helmer for the movie.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Thousands cry out for help in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) Thousands of flood-affected people in Kerala -- mostly in Pathanamthitta and parts of Ernakulam and Thrissur -- have been stranded as rescuers battle heavy rains to reach out to them even as the death toll in the unprecedented floods rose to 88 on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
BCCI condoles death of Ajit Wadekar
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday condoled the demise of former India captain Ajit Wadekar, who led India to their first-ever Test series wins in the West Indies and England in 1971.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Egyptian mummification 'recipe' existed 1,500 years before Pharaohs: Study
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Sophisticated embalming treatments were developed by ancient Egyptians 1,500 years before the classic Pharaonic period, and across a wider geographical area than had been previously known, a new research has showed.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
Vajpayee continues to be critical: Nadda (Third Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee continues to remain critical but doctors at AIIMS are putting their best efforts to restore him to health, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda said on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Naipaul's sibling urges people to read his works
Port-of-Spain, Aug 16 (IANS) Society can best embrace V.S. Naipaul is by reading his works and understanding how he relected on the times, Savi Naipaul Akal, one of the three surviving siblings of late Nobel Prize-winning writer has said. Naipaul, 85, died on August 11.
2018-08-16
Category: International, France,National,Art/Culture/Books
Wadekar one of the most elegant left-handers I have played with: Prasanna
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Shocked over the demise of Ajit Wadekar, spin great Erapalli Prasanna on Thursday said his former teammate was one of the most elegant left handers he had played with.
2018-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Senior Chinese delegation to visit US over trade row
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) A senior Chinese delegation led by Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen will visit the US for trade talks later this month, it was announced here on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, China,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Singer Akasa Singh to debut as TV host
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Popular for singing foot-tapping numbers like "Kheech meri photo" and "Thug Ranjha", singer Akasa Singh is all set to debut on television as a host for "Secret Side" on MTV Beats.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rupee moving towards its natural value: NITI Aayog
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) As rupee continued to fall to new record lows on Thursday, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said the Indian currency was overvalued and is moving towards its real value, and that it will not hurt the Indian economy.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Manipur university likely to reopen
Imphal, Aug 16 (IANS) The Manipur University, which has been closed for 78 days following a demand for the removal of the Vice Chancellor, is likely re-open following an agreement on Thursday. Students and teachers have sought the VC's removal for allegedly administrative and financial irregularities.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Education
Equity indices end in red as rupee tests new low
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices closed in the red on Thursday as investor sentiments weakened following broadly negative global cues and a weak Indian rupee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chinese rover set to explore far side of Moon
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) China's space agency has revealed images of the exploration vehicle with which it hopes to reach the far side of the Moon by the end of this year, a feat no country has ever accomplished, the media reported on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
National Racing Championship to enter crucial phase with Round 4 (Preview)
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) The Indian National Racing Championship will enter a crucial phase when the fourth round starts at the Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT) here on Friday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Vajpayee continues to be critical: Nadda
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee continues to remain critical but doctors at AIIMS are putting their best efforts to restore him to health, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda said on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Vengsarkar calls for Pant's inclusion in 3rd India-England Test
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Former BCCI chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar has backed the inclusion of rookie wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant in India's playing XI for the third cricket Test against England, starting at Trent Bridge on Saturday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Kroos dismisses Ozil's international retirement reasons
Madrid, Aug 16 (IANS) Germany and Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos lashed out at former teammate Mesut Ozil for the way he announced his international retirement, saying the reasons hardly made sense.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Kerala floods: Modi wants rescue, relief operations stepped up
Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan about the situation in flood-battered Kerala and asked the defence forces to speed up rescue and relief operations after fresh rain and flooding left a trail of death and destruction in the southern state.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coolpad's budget smartphone with 18:9 display in India
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad on Thursday launched the "Mega 5A" phone with an aspect ratio of 18:9 in India for Rs 6,999.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
HP dominated India printing market with 47% share in Q2 2018
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) With a massive 47 per cent share, printing and PC major HP Inc remained the leader in the overall printer market in India, selling 391,940 units in the second quarter of 2018.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Saudi Arabia arrests man over terror plot
Riyadh, Aug 16 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday the arrest of its citizen suspected of planning a terror attack.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rahul seeks increase in Army, Navy deployment in flood-hit Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Kerala floods and requested for a "massive increase" in the number of armed personnel deployed there to assist in rescue and relief as the death toll reached 87.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
New book presents Khushwant Singh's writings on Punjab
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Late writer Khushwant Singh identified deeply with the culture of Punjab and some of his best writings on Punjab, Punjabis and the Sikhs are brought together in a new anthology by his daughter Mala Dayal.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Rescue teams continue search for Italy bridge collapse survivors
Rome, Aug 16 (IANS) Rescue teams were continuing on Thursday their search for possible survivors among the rubble of a bridge that collapsed in Genoa in northwestern Italy, killing at least 39 and injuring 16.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MP Congress leaders wish for Vajpayee's speedy recovery
Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress leaders in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday expressed concern over former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's declining health and wished him a speedy recovery.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Not received Madras HC notice on Sterlite Copper plant: Vedanta
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Mining major Vedanta on Thursday said it is yet to get the Madras High Court's notice to the group's Sterlite Copper plant on a petition seeking Rs 750 crore compensation, and added it will "evaluate further course of action" only after receiving it.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Suu Kyi to visit Singapore
Yangon, Aug 16 (IANS) Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will go on a working visit to Singapore soon, it was announced here on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Prediabetic night owls may gain unhealthy weight
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) People with prediabetes who are more active and alert later in the day -- those who have an evening preference -- may have higher body mass index (BMI), a new study has found.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
India-born British billionaire launches renewable plan in Australia
Canberra, Aug 16 (IANS) India-born British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta has launched a $1 billion, one-gigawatt renewable energy plan based in South Australia's mid-north that he says will lead the country's industry transition to more competitive power.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Environment/Wildlife
New HIV drug effectively reduces virus, boosts immunity: Study
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) A new intravenous HIV drug has shown to be effective in reducing virus, boost immunity among patients with advanced, multi-drug resistant HIV infection, results of a phase-III trial has showed.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
R.J Cutler to make podcast series on Trump
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) "The War Room" film director R.J. Cutler is making a foray into the podcast world with "The Oval Office Tapes", which will depict the inner workings of the current White House.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Big Data, Business Analytics revenue to hit $260 bn in 2022: IDC
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Worldwide revenues for Big Data and Business Analytics (BDA) solutions will reach $260 billion in 2022 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.9 per cent over the 2017-2022 period, according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC).
2018-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Android 9 Pie (Go edition) launched for entry-level phones
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Google has rolled out a "Go Edition" of its recently launched Artificial Intelligence (AI)-packed Android 9 Pie with additional storage, faster boot time, better security and more to bring improvements to entry-level phones.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Will take forward Tripura's last king's legacy: Tripura CM
Agartala, Aug 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said that his government will take forward the legacy of Tripura's last king Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya who ruled the princely state from 1923-1947.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
President greets people on eve of Parsi New Year
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday greeted people on the eve of the Parsi New Year.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Use carpet as wall art smartly
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Wall carpet design can add to a spaces aura. They are essentially woven art and can easily add that extra touch that enhances the interior so make sure you are jazzing your wall with right texture, warmth and colour.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Aerosmith announces Las Vegas residency
Las Vegas, Aug 16 (IANS) American rock band Aerosmith has announced the launch of its new show "Deuces are wild", which will take place on April 6, 2019 here.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Second phase of Raj Gaurav Yatra postponed to August 20
Jaipur, Aug 16 (IANS) The second phase of Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra, scheduled to begin on Thursday, has been postponed as Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje flew to New Delhi to pay a visit on ailing former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion,Health/Medicine
Kerala toll reaches 87, massive rescue operation underway
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) Even as the deadly deluge in Kerala continued to take a toll of life and property across the state -- with the number of deaths rising to 87 on Thursday -- the Centre has deployed all three wings of the armed forces in a massive rescue operation that is currently underway.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Youngsters must be more politically aware than ever before: Andrea Jeremiah
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) "Vishwaroopam 2" actress Andrea Jeremiah, who feels the film is very relevant in the present socio-political situation of the nation, says the youth of the country should have more political awareness.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
I'day celebration in The Hague
The Hague, Aug 16 (IANS) Over 600 members of the Indian community and friends of India gathered in "India House" -- the Ambassadors residence in Wassenaar, the Netherlands --to celebrate Indias 72nd Independence Day.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Netherlands,National,Politics
Man held for double murder in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A man was arrested for stabbing to death his sister-in-law and nephew on Thursday over a domestic dispute here, police said.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smoking parents may up kids' risk of lung disease related deaths
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Are you a chain smoker? Besides harming your own life, you may also be exposing your kids to second-hand smoke, which can increase their risk of death due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adulthood, researchers have warned.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Reema always pushed me to give a better shot: Amit Sadh
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh says "Gold" director Reema Kagti always motivated him to give a better shot.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Odisha CM announces Rs 5 cr for Kerala flood victims
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced a Rs 5 crore assistance for the flood victims of Kerala.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul Gandhi to visit Germany, London next week
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be visiting Germany and London next week to meet businessmen, politicians, academics and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), it was announced on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lili Reinhart's Twitter account hacked
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) "Riverdale" actress Lili Reinhart's Twitter account was hacked just days after she slammed hackers who posted offensive messages on her beau Cole Sprouse's account.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Manoj Bajpayee reveals first look of 'Gali Guleiyan'
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Manoj Bajpayee shared the first look of his upcoming film "Gali Guleiyan", for which he was feted with the Best Actor Award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2018.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Users complain as Patanjali puts 'Kimbho' chat app on trial
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A day after Patanjali announced a refurbished "Kimbho" chat app, users who downloaded the app reported several issues, including problems in setting up profile pictures and complained about poor user interface (UI).
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Court frames bribery charges against Jindal in coal case
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A special court here on Thursday framed an additional charge of abetment to bribery against industrialist and senior Congress leader Naveen Jindal and others in a coal block allocation case.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Militants attack Afghan intelligence agency's training centre
Kabul, Aug 16 (IANS) Armed militants attacked a National Directorate of Security (NDS) training centre here on Thursday and heavy clashes were ongoing, officials said.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'India key growth market for Airbnb as it aims to reach 1bn global users'
New Delhi/Colombo, Aug 16 (IANS) For online hospitality services platform Airbnb, the Indian market is of strategic importance as the company targets a global user-base of one billion by 2028 from the current 300 million, according to a company official.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vajpayee critical, Modi reaches AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reached the AIIMS to enquire about former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health condition as it continued to be critical.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Twitter threatened with shutdown in Pakistan
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Micro-blogging platform Twitter has been asked by the Pak­istan Telecommuni­cation Authority (PTA) to comply with its requests to block objectionable content or face a shutdown in the country, the media reported on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Technology
Scientists reverse congenital blindness in mice
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) In a breakthrough, US researchers have reversed congenital blindness in mice by activating cells in the retina, advancing treatment for retinal degenerative diseases which currently have no cure.
2018-08-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
China dominates Europe's wind market: IEEFA
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) China's investment in foreign wind-powered electricity markets has surpassed $12 billion in Europe and Australia alone as private and state-owned Chinese companies move aggressively to capitalise on fast-growing renewable energy markets, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan presidential election to be held on September 4
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The presidential election in Pakistan will be held on September 4, the country's poll body announced on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Special prayers for Vajpayee across UP
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) As the health of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee continues to be critical at the AIIMS in New Delhi, special prayers for his recovery were held on Thursday by different communities in various parts of Uttar Pradesh.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Health/Medicine

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