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Low-key Yoga Day celebration in Mizoram
Aizawl, June 21 (IANS) When seven northeastern states observed the 4th International Yoga Day in an impressive manner on Thursday, its celebration was very low key in Christian-dominated Mizoram.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Health/Medicine
Sikkim celebrates International Yoga Day
Gangtok, June 21 (IANS) Hundreds of children performed yoga as Sikkim joined the rest of the nation in celebrating the fourth International Yoga Day on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
BJP a militant organisation, doling out money to win polls: Mamata
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday dubbed the BJP a "militant organiation" and accused it of doling out cash to win elections, saying such practices by it will soon be the reason for its downfall.
2018-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
BJP government insulted farmers: Congress on Mandsaur firing report
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Condemning the S.K. Jain report on the firing on farmers in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur last year, Congress on Thursday said it has termed the killed farmers as "anti-social elements".
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Italy gives 200,000 euros to Guatemala after volcano disaster
Rome, June 21 (IANS/AKI) The Italian government has donated 200,000 euros to help victims of a volcanic eruption in Guatemala earlier this month that killed over 300 people and displaced more than 3,000, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Juventus sign German midfielder Emre Can
Turin, June 21 (IANS) Italian football champions Juventus on Thursday announced the signing of German midfielder Emre Can on a free transfer.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Opposition spreading lies against Modi regime: Shah
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday hit out at opposition parties, alleging that they were spreading lies and propaganda against the Narendra Modi government as it has attained many achievements in last four years.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Government's apathy behind Jharkhand hunger-deaths'
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Investigating the recent spate of hunger deaths in Jharkhand, a Right to Food Campaign report has blamed faulty Public Distribution System and "alarming level of food insecurity" in the state for keeping poor people in starvation and "forcing them to die".
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Yoga Day celebrated in Bengal; CM, ministers stay away
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Hundreds of people -- men and women, young and old, VIPS and commoners -- on Thursday observed the fourth International Yoga Day in West Bengal by practising yoga in rural and urban areas, even as the state's Trinamool Congress government largely stayed away from the event.
2018-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Health/Medicine
Truck drivers should be empowered, given dignity
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) The truck drivers - forming the base of the logistics sector of the country - must be empowered and given dignity, panelists said at a conclave here on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
France beat Peru 1-0 to enter World Cup pre-quarters
Yekaterinburg (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Kylian Mbappe became France's youngest goal-scorer in FIFA World Cup history as they beat Peru 1-0 in a Group C match here on Thursday to enter the pre-quarterfinals.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russia,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Thakkar stuns Karlsson as Challengers win big in UTT
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Teenaged Manav Thakkar turned in a sensational display, stunning World No 20 Kristian Karlsson 2-1 to inspire Empowerji Challengers to a 15-6 victory against Maharashtra United in the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex here on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
AIIMS, Skill Development Ministry celebrate yoga day
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday marked the celebration of 4th International Day of Yoga through a mass yoga practice while Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) said it trained over 6,500 yoga instructors and teachers.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Health/Medicine
Third India skills regional contest begins in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) The third India skills regional competition began here on Thursday with about 300 candidates from 14 states participating in 36 skills, including aircraft maintenance, floristry, mobile robotics, fashion technology, welding, graphic design, web designing, cooking, jewellery and beauty therapy among others.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Ensure functioning of Delhi Mohalla clinics: Jain
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday ordered the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to ensure that all the constructed Mohalla clinics become functional by July.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Sisodia seeks action against mining mafia after Punjab MLA attacked
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday demanded strong action from Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh over attack on an AAP MLA in Punjab by the mining mafia.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP lawmaker attacked by mining mafia, Amarinder seeks report
Chandigarh, June 21 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Amarjit Singh Sandoa was injured on Thursday after he and his security personnel were attacked by sand mafia goons in Punjab's Ropar district.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-striker turned coach Klose says Germany have talent on bench
Sochi, June 21 (IANS) Germany assistant coach Miroslav Klose on Thursday acknowledged that they may have to alter tactics in order to overcome Sweden in their FIFA World Cup Group F second match but was optimistic the defending champions have strength on the bench.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Morocco's decision to play Amrabat after concussion 'questionable': FIFA
Moscow, June 21 (IANS) World football governing body, FIFA has described Morocco's decision to allow winger Nordin Amrabat to play only five days after suffering concussion as "questionable".
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
France beat Peru 1-0 to enter World Cup pre-quarters
Yekaterinburg (Russia), June 21 (IANS) France beat Peru 1-0 in a Group C match here on Thursday to enter the pre-quarterfinals of FIFA World Cup.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russia,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
India discovers sub-Saturn size planet
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Ahmedabad-based Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) has discovered a sub-Saturn or super-Neptune size planet (with mass equivalent to 27 Earths and size six times of Earth's radius) around a Sun-like star, an official statement said on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Electrosteel acquisition: Rs 5,320 cr remitted to lenders
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Electrosteel Steels on Thursday said an upfront payment of Rs 5,320 crore has been remitted to lenders of the steel maker as per approved resolution plan of Vedanta.
2018-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Content must change with time, says Ramesh Sippy
Bangkok, June 21 (IANS) He has been a part of Bollywood for over four decades and has classics like "Sholay" and "Seeta Aur Geeta" to his credit. Veteran filmmaker Ramesh Sippy says he is happy with the content in Hindi cinema and it must change with time.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Thailand,Cinema/Showbiz
Russell to lead Jamaica Tallawahs in CPL
Kingston, June 21 (IANS) West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell was on Thursday unveiled as the skipper of two-time Caribbean Premier League (CPL) champions Jamaica Tallawahs during the 2018 season, starting August 8.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Modi promotes Yoga for political advantage: Congress
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Congress on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not practising yga with the right intention and only promoting it for political advantage.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ICC appoints Michael Belloff QC to hear Chandimal's appeal
Dubai, June 21 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced the appointment of chairman of the ICC Code of Conduct commission, Michael Beloff QC, as the judicial commissioner to hear Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal's appeal against being charged with wrongdoing.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Costa Rican ex-World Cup hero now training new generation of keepers
San Jose, June 21 (IANS) Luis Gabelo Conejo's net-minding skills led Costa Rica to the knockout stage of the 1990 World Cup and also landed him a coveted roster spot with a European club. Now 58, he is using that experience to help train the next generation of goalkeepers.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Argentina,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Sushma leads yoga day celebrations at European Parliament
Brussels, June 21 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj led celebrations to mark International Yoga Day at the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday, highlighting the importance of yoga for the modern world.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Health/Medicine
Boxers Lovelina, Sonia, Himanshu, Ashish enter Ulaanbaatar Cup semis
Ulaanbaatar, June 21 (IANS) Indian boxers Sonia Lather (57kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) assured themselves of a medal after advancing to the semi-finals of the Ulaanbaatar Cup here on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Mongolia,Sports,Other Sports
Girl arrested in Bengal for stabbing ex-lover's girlfriend
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) A girl was arrested on Thursday for repeatedly stabbing the girlfriend of her ex-lover with a sickle in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, police said.
2018-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
15 of a family die in MP road accident
Morena, June 21 (IANS) Fifteen of a family, including eight women, were killed early on Thursday when a jeep collided with a tractor in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district, police said.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Reliance Energy to ensure power supply during MMRDA outage
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Reliance Energy will take every possible step to ensure that power supply to its consumers in the city suburbs is not disrupted due to the planned outage by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) early on June 24, the company said on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Shooters Heena, Rahi impress at 18th KSS Memorial championship
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Former World No.1 Heena Sidhu of ONGC topped the charts for the selection trials in the 10 metre Air Pistol category while para-shooter Rubina Francis from Madhya Pradesh clinched a gold and silver medal in the junior and senior category of the 10m Air Pistol (IPC) championship, respectively at the Dr. Karni Shooting Range here on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Centre proposing 2 district level schemes to attract investments
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Union Minister for Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said the Central government is proposing two schemes at the district level to attract investments.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Odisha clears land for Tata Steel to set up industrial park
Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Thursday approved a proposal by Tata Steel for utilising 1,735 acres of land for developing a private industrial park at Gopalpur in Ganjam district.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sebi amends takeover regulations, buyback norms
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Capital markets regulator Securities and Exchanges Board Of India (Sebi) on Thursday approved changes in takeover regulations to extend the time limit for upward revision of open offer price before the start of the tendering period.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sushma, Sitharaman to visit Washington for strategic 2+2 Dialogue
New York, June 21 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will hold the first strategic 2+2 Dialogue with their US counterparts on July 6 in Washington, the State Department announced on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
War of words between Omar, Ram Madhav on J&K developments
Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) A bitter war of words started on Thursday between former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav after the former alleged that the PDP-BJP split was a "Bollywood-inspired fixed match".
2018-06-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
China, Nepal sign 14 pacts, including on railway construction
Beijing, June 21 (IANS) China and Nepal on Thursday signed 14 agreements, including one on railway construction in the Himalayan nation, following a meeting between visiting Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang.
2018-06-21
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Indian Army, PLA personnel do 'yoga for peace' at 17,000 feet
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Indian Army personnel deployed along the Indo-China border in Eastern Ladakh on Thursday observed the Fourth International Yoga Day with the Chinese PLA personnel at Daulat Beg Oldie-Tien Wein Dien meeting point at an altitude of 16,942 feet.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Iran allows women to enter soccer stadium for 1st time in decades
Tehran (Iran), June 21 (IANS) A day after their national football team suffered a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Spain, female Iranian fans were on Thursday still relishing the feeling of having been allowed to enter a major soccer stadium for the first time in four decades, an activity they had hitherto been barred from participating in within their conservative and theocratic Asian nation.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
5 Indians in junior shooting World Cup squad
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Five Indian shooters will be eyeing for glory when the nine day-long ISSF Junior World Cup begins in Suhl (Germany) from Friday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Immigrant children forcibly given drugs in US centre: Lawsuit
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Unaccompanied immigrant children held at a detention centre in the US state of Texas were forcibly given a variety of psychotropic drugs, according to a lawsuit.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kabaddi Masters: India coach criticises Iran's strategy
Dubai, June 21 (IANS) India coach Srinivas Reddy on Thursday took a dig at Iran for not sending their top players in the six-nation inaugural Kabaddi Masters tournament, starting here from Friday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
BSF, Pakistan Rangers hold flag meeting on IB
Jammu, June 21 (IANS) A flag meeting was held on Thursday between officers of the Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers on the International Border (IB) in Jammu district.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
President Kovind performs yoga in Suriname
Paramaribo (Suriname), June 21 (IANS) Visiting President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday participated in the fourth International Yoga Day celebrations in Paramaribo along with his Suriname counterpart Desire Delano Bouterse, Vice President Michael Ashwin Adhin and other dignitaries.
2018-06-21
Category: International, India,Politics,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Serbia, Switzerland face-off in crunch Group E clash (Preview)
Kaliningrad (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Serbia will face a big challenge bidding to register their second consecutive win, this time against a Swiss side that is confident after holding Brazil to a draw when they face-off in a FIFA World Cup Group E game here on Friday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Telangana reporter ends life after killing children
Hyderabad, June 21 (IANS) A part-time Telugu reporter committed suicide after killing his two minor daughters in Telangana's Siddipet town on Thursday, police said.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gene-edited pigs resistant to deadly virus
London, June 21 (IANS) Genetically modified pigs are resistant to the world's costliest livestock diseases that causes breathing trouble, death among young animals as well as causing pregnant sows to lose their litter, a study has found.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Colombia need victory vs Poland to reach pre-quarters: Falcao
Kazan (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Colombia football captain Radamel Falcao said on Thursday that their upcoming 2018 World Cup clash against Poland is crucial since both teams have not gained any points thus far.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
India, Tajikistan agree to enhance cooperation for sustainable water development
Dushanbe, June 21 (IANS) India and Tajikistan have reaffirmed their commitment to promote bilateral relations and agreed to enhance economic cooperation, particularly in sustainable water development, an official statement said on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Tajikistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Congress names three AICC secretaries for Telangana
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday appointed three AICC secretaries for Telangana, replacing present incumbent Satish Jharkiholi.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UK Trade Minister quits in protest over Heathrow Airport expansion
London, June 21 (IANS) British Trade Minister Greg Hands handed in his resignation on Thursday in protest over the proposed expansion of London's Heathrow Airport.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy
Packet tea consumption rising in India: Study
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Driven by higher disposable income, perceived quality and better storage options, the demand for packet tea in India is rising, according to a study by Tea Board of India.
2018-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Messi to receive World Cup replica as birthday gift
Moscow, June 21 (IANS) An unusual copy of the FIFA World Cup, as well as a birthday cake has been made for Argentina national football team captain Lionel Messi by the people of Bronnitsy, where the players are residing.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
SC junks plea for restoration of clogged rivers
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain a plea seeking restoration of the rivers flowing through reserve forests in Uttar Pradesh with their beds overloaded with sand, bajri (gravel), morang and boulder as it questioned the bonafides of the petitioner.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Trump, Putin likely to meet in mid-July
Washington, June 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are planning to meet in mid-July, the media reported on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Centre to start 10 Missions of Exports
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Union Minister for Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said the Central government, in order to boost exports, plans to start 10 Missions of Exports.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Smart policing need of the hour: Minister
Hyderabad, June 21 (IANS) Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir on Thursday said there is a need for smart policing and to expand the fingerprint database of prisoners as criminals are increasingly using technology.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Denmark, Australia grind out a 1-1 draw in Group C tie
Samara (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Australia held Denmark 1-1 in a Group C game here on Thursday to keep alive their chances of making it to the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Sarkar has mixed response to BJP-led Tripura government's first budget
Agartala, June 21 (IANS) Former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who is now Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, on Thursday appreciated some proposals of the BJP-led state government's first budget while slamming some of its other provisions.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
New treatment facility for hazardous industrial waste in Delhi
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Delhi Cabinet on Thursday approved the setting up of Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDF) in Bawana area for hazardous waste generated by industrial units located in the area.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Taking artiste's consent before announcing award vital: Ayaan Ali Bangash
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Celebrated sarod players Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, who refused to receive the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2017 in the field of in the field of Hindustani Instrumental Music, say not taking consent of artistes before announcing an award, breaks the set rules and offends them.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Speaker accepts YSR Congress MPs' resignations
New Delhi/Vijayawda, June 21 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday accepted resignations of five Lok Sabha MPs of the YSR Congress party.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Australia hold Denmark 1-1
Samara (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Australia held Denmark 1-1 in a Group C game here on Thursday to keep alive their chances of making it to the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
'New land pooling policy will deprive people of affordable housing'
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A housing society group on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure implementation of earlier approved Land Pooling Policy, as the new policy will deprive people of affordable housing in some parts of the national capital, and also warned of an agitation if this was not done.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
As countermeasure, India hikes import duty on 29 US products
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) In a retaliatory move against the recent US import duty hikes, India on Thursday raised customs duty on 29 products, including on iron and steel products imported from the US.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Diplomacy
Indian millennial couples prefer intimate weddings: Survey
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Indian millennial couples are bending towards smaller budget weddings and intimate functions, yet they want their parents to contribute to the cost of it, according to a survey.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vohra calls all-party meet to discuss J&K situation
Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra has called an all-party meeting here on Friday to discuss the security situation in the state, officials said here on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Prioritise health, expenses: India's first female truck driver's advice
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) India's first female truck driver Yogita Raghuvanshi says her colleagues must learn to prioritise their health and expenses, rather than involving themselves solely in their fight for wages and rights.
2018-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Need to break myth that Bollywood songs is Indian music: Shilpa Rao
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Singer Shilpa Rao, who has sung a single "Saanwariya" for Drishyam Play -- an initiative to curate and promote fresh music from different parts of the country -- feels the layman associates Bollywood songs with Indian music. She says that's a myth that needs to be broken.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
S. Korean defender Young-gwon says cooperation key to blocking Mexicans
St. Petersburg, June 21 (IANS) South Korean centre-back Kim Young-gwon said on Thursday that partnership and cooperation between their footballers is the key to contain Mexico in their upcoming FIFA World Cup clash.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
How do dogs understand human emotions?
London, June 21 (IANS) Ever wondered how your canine is able to read your facial expressions, understand the tone of your voice? It is because they use different parts of their brains to process negative and positive human emotions, a study says.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Sunil Mittal to be ICC's Honorary Chair
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on Thursday announced that Sunil Bharti Mittal would assume the Honorary Chairmanship of the business chamber from July 1, on stepping down as its Chairman.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Kindergarten student dead in Himachal accident
Shimla, June 21 (IANS) A kindergarten student was killed and 12 others were injured on Thursday when their overcrowded private school bus skidded off the road and fell into a 100-foot-deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, police said.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi says yoga can unite conflict-ridden world; record set in Kota (Roundup)
Dehradun/New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Fourth International Yoga Day was enthusiastically observed on Thursday within the country and abroad, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who attended the main event at Dehradun, saying yoga has emerged as a major unifying force in a world facing conflicts.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Health/Medicine
BJP uses cash to win polls, will be dethroned: Mamata
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the BJP of doling out cash to win elections and said such practices by the Centre's ruling party will soon be the reason for its downfall.
2018-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Cruise tourism push could boost employment in Goa
Panaji, June 21 (IANS) Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari's recent push for promotion of cruise tourism could boost employment in the sector, the promoter of a Goa-based culinary training institute has said.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
TN sets up committee to suggest downsizing, outsourcing
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) In an attempt to downsize its workforce, the Tamil Nadu government on Thursday said it has set up a Staff Rationalisation Committee.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Tvesa retains lead after second round of Hero WPG Tour
Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) Overnight leader Tvesa Malik weathered a rocky start to maintain her lead after two rounds of the seventh leg of the Hero Womens Pro golf Tour.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
'Need to raise educational standards for the majority of students'
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The minimum standards of education need to be raised for the majority of students, Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia, said on Thursday, adding there is a growing confidence that government schools are the solution to the country's educational levels.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Golfer Vani makes positive start at Thailand Championship
Pattaya, June 21 (IANS) Golfer Vani Kapoor made a positive start in the Thailand Championship, finishing round one in tied 24th position as she carded even-par 72 at the Pheonix Gold Golf and Country Club here on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Golf
CIC to continue hearing case even if appellant dies
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Central Information Commission (CIC) on Thursday announced it would continue hearing a case and decide it even if an appelant dies in the course of the hearing.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Why humans transitioned from claws to nails
New York, June 21 (IANS) Ever imagined why humans transitioned from having claws to nails? It is because we humans developed complex social structures and can rely on others for grooming, finds a study.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Hindu-Muslim couple get passports after Sushma intervenes
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) A Hindu woman married to a Muslim got her passport on Thursday, following External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's intervention, barely 24 hours after a passport officer rejected her application on the grounds that she had not changed her surname.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Israeli Prime Minister's wife charged with fraud
Jerusalem, June 21 (IANS) Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was charged with fraud and breach of trust on Thursday over the alleged misuse of state funds, the Justice Ministry said.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Weak global cues depress equity indices, auto stocks slump (Roundup)
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Broadly negative global markets subdued the key Indian equity indices on Thursday. Indices on both the BSE and the National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended in the red after a largely volatile trade throughout the day.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indonesian police arrest boat captain over deadly capsize
Jakarta, June 21 (IANS) Indonesian police on Thursday detained the captain of a boat that sank in Lake Toba in Sumatra earlier this week, leaving three people dead and over 190 missing.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
51 per cent people eat potatoes every day: Survey
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) It is the filling in samosas, the centre of our vada pavs, the topping on morning poha. A regular day in an Indian household is incomplete without the humble potato being part of at least one meal. Now a survey says that a majority of Indians eat potatoes every day.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Garmin 'running' watch with built-in music in India for Rs 39,990
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Smart wearables maker Garmin India on Thursday launched "Forerunner 645 Music" -- a global positioning system (GPS) enabled-running watch with built-in music and on-device music storage for over 500 songs.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Iceland to continue playing to their strengths facing Nigeria (Preview)
Volgograd (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Iceland won't be changing their strategy much when they play Nigeria in their FIFA World Cup Group D's second game here on Friday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russia,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
MPEDA to launch state-of-the-art aquaculture complex at Kochi
Kochi, June 21 (IANS) The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), which is headquartered here, is all set to launch its multi-species Aquaculture Complex here with an aim to revolutionize fish production in the country, an official said.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Special sewer cleaning machines to replace manual scavengers in Delhi
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) In a move to rehabilitate manual scavengers in the city, the Delhi government is all set to turn the 'safai karamcharis' into entrepreneurs by providing them loans to own sewer cleaning machines.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Sebi amends regulations governing IPOs, share buybacks
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Capital markets regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), on Thursday announced it has amended regulations governing initial public offerings (IPO) and buybacks.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Beckham predicts England-Argentina World Cup final
London, June 21 (IANS) Former England football captain David Beckham on Thursday predicted an England-Argentina final in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Jabra expands wireless audio line-up in India
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Expanding its audio line-up, Denmark-based Jabra, a subsidiary of GN Netcom that makes in-ear and on-ear audio wearables, on Thursday launched two devices in India.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Separatist leaders detained, shutdown hits life in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) Authorities on Thursday placed senior separatist leaders under detention in the summer capital Srinagar to prevent their participation in a protest shutdown that derailed life in the Kashmir Valley.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
International Yoga Day celebrated in Hungary and Bosna & Herzegovina
Budapest/Sarajevo, June 21 (IANS International Yoga Day was celebrated with much gusto in the central European countries of Hungary and Bosna & Herzegovina.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Hungary,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Kerala HC stays arrest of policeman allegedly beaten by top officer's kin
Kochi, June 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Thursday asked police not to arrest the Kerala policeman, allegedly beaten up by a senior police official's wife and daughter, on the FIR filed against him by the officer's daughter.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twitterati logical in mornings, emotional in evenings: Study
London, June 21 (IANS) Early morning tweets are often based on a logical way of thinking, while those in the evenings and nights are high on emotions, finds an analysis of 800-million tweets.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Boxers Amit, Gaurav enter Chemistry Cup semis
Halle (Germany), June 21 (IANS) Commonwealth Games medallists Amit Panghal (49kg) and Gaurav Solanki (52kg) stormed into the semi-finals of their respective weight categories and assured themselves of medals at the Chemistry Cup boxing tournament here.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Other Sports
International Yoga Day celebrated with enthusiasm in Bengal
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Hundreds of people -- men and women, young and old, VIPS and commoners -- on Thursday observed the fourth International Yoga Day in West Bengal by practicing yoga across the state, both in rural and urban areas.
2018-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Get the lip liner game right
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Using a lip liner seems fairly simple, however there are some steps that one must follow to get that million-dollar smile, say experts.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India favourites against Pakistan in Kabadi Masters opener (Preview)
Dubai, June 21 (IANS) World champions India will start firm favourites when they lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan in the opening game of the inaugural six-nation Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 on Friday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
England train without Dele Alli ahead of World Cup game vs Panama
Saint Petersburg, June 21 (IANS) England's national football team on Thursday went through a training session in preparation for their upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia clash with Panama, yet the team was without their star midfielder Dele Alli who was out of the practice dealing with a thigh strain.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
13 kindergarten students injured in Himachal accident
Shimla, June 21 (IANS) At least 13 kindergarten students were injured on Thursday when their school bus skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, police said.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha to take early action on social media grievances
Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday asked all District Collectors to instruct officers concerned to take early and appropriate action on public grievances received through social media.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Technology
Parineeti brings best out of me while shooting: Arjun Kapoor
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor says his "Namaste England" co-star Parineeti Chopra brings out his best while shooting for a film.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Oli inaugurates Nepal-China friendship run in Beijing
Beijing, June 21 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli inaugurated a Nepal-China "friendship run" here on Thursday to showcase the warm ties between the two countries.
2018-06-21
Category: International, China,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Spanish police arrest 6 athletes accused of doping
Madrid, June 21 (IANS) Six athletes have been arrested in Spain on suspicion of doping, Spanish police said on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Athletics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Summer solstice draws crowds of merrymakers to Stonehenge
Stonehenge (United Kingdom), June 21 (IANS) The Earth's northern hemisphere welcomed its longest day of the year on Thursday and hundreds of people gathered at Stonehenge in southern England to celebrate the solstice and the coming of summer.
2018-06-21
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Kids turn Yoga Day into Clean India day
Dehradun, June 21 (IANS) They may not be yoga experts but a group of children who attended the International Yoga Day here on Thursday, on their own, cleaned up the sprawling ground where the event took place after it resembled a dustbin, with water bottles strewn everywhere.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
3 UP youth questioned in Kashmir stone pelting case
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) Three youth have been detained and are being questioned in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh for their alleged complicity in stone-pelting in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar district, police said on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5G could improve safety of self-driving cars: Gartner
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The deployment of 5G networks, which could be as much as 10 times more efficient than 4G networks, has the potential to significantly improve the safety of self-driving cars, according to market research firm Gartner.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Tripura Assembly lauds man, daughter for averting train accident
Agartala, June 21 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, members of the Tripura Assembly on Thursday praised Swapan Debbarma, 45, and his teenage daughter who last week averted a train accident saving the lives of over 2,000 passengers.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Pakistan cricketer tests positive for prohibited substance
Lahore, June 21 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that a prominent cricketer has tested positive for a prohibited substance but refused to reveal the name as per International Cricket Council (ICC) rules.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Equity indices close lower; auto stocks fall
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Amid volatility, the key Indian equity indices provisionally closed in the red on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Chrome on Android now lets users surf web without Internet
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Google on Thursday introduced a new feature for its Android devices that would let users in India and several other countries surf the web without a constant Internet connection.
2018-06-21
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Payworld, Reliance MF tie up for mutual fund solutions
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Financial services provider Payworld said it has partnered with Reliance Mutual Fund to provide mutual fund services to three million families in India.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ex-Spain captain Casillas rejects criticism of David de Gea's performance
Moscow, June 21 (IANS) Former Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who captained the national team to its World Cup win in 2010, defended David de Gea, his successor between the posts, from critics of his performance in Russia so far and said he would be a crucial feature in the starting XI in games to come.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
BJP's Sen elected Tripura Deputy Speaker
Agartala, June 21 (IANS) Congress-turned-BJP legislator Biswabhandu Sen was on Thursday was elected the Deputy Speaker of the Tripura assembly unopposed.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
AAP MLA injured in attack by sand mafia in Punjab
Chandigarh, June 21 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Amarjit Singh Sandoa was injured on Thursday after he and his security personnel were attacked by sand mafia goons in Punjab's Ropar district.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
First look of Tabrez Noorani's 'Love Sonia' out
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) The first look of Demi Moore and Freida Pinto-starrer "Love Sonia", based on the horrors of child trafficking, features the intense gaze of a girl child, and it is unsettling.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian musicians pitch for better music education
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Indian musicians like Shaan and Kailash Kher feel India has immense talent, and it is important to hone the skills in the right way from the right age.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
J&K BJP chief claims getting death threats from Pakistan
Jammu, June 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's BJP unit chief Ravinder Raina on Thursday said the he has been receiving death threats calls from Pakistan.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Important to educate people on advantages of yoga: Celebrity trainer
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Celebrity trainer Anshuka Parwani, who has worked with Bollywood stars like Kareena Kapoor Khan and Malaika Arora, says that it is important to educate people on the advantages of yoga considering the hectic schedule and demanding lifestyle.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
KL Rahul denies dating Nidhhi Agerwal
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Cricketer KL Rahul says he is not dating "Munna Michael" actress Nidhhi Agerwal.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Kejriwal takes stock of power, water situation
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) On the first day of work since his sit-in at the Raj Niwas ended, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met officials from the water and electricity departments to study the problems faced by people in the city.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Europeans look down on Central American teams: Tejada
Saransk (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Panama forward Luis Tejada on Thursday said Europeans usually looked down on Central American teams, referring to their upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup clash against England.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Manipur celebrates Yoga Day
Imphal, June 21 (IANS) The International Day of Yoga was celebrated in Manipur on Thursday with leaders, common people and students performing 'asanas' at several places.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Russia to supply technical security equipment to India
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom on Thursday said that its subsidiary Nikiret has signed an agreement with Indian engineering services firm Core Energy Systems Pvt Ltd for the promotion of its technical security equipment in India.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Weight loss may reverse effects of heart rhythm disorder
Sydney, June 21 (IANS) Losing weight may reverse or reduce the progression of irregular heart rhythm disorder among obese people, claim researchers, including one of Indian origin.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
New 'e-skin' brings sense of touch, pain to prosthetic hands
New York, June 21 (IANS) A team of engineers, including one of an Indian-origin, has developed a novel e-dermis that will enable amputees perceive a real sense of touch through the fingertips of their prosthetics.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology,Diaspora
Yoga makes life meaningful: MP CM
Bhopal, June 21 (IANS) Yoga was practised across Madhya Pradesh on Thursday to mark the fourth International Yoga Day, with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan saying yoga makes life meaningful.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Hazzard says Belgium needs Lukaku to come up vs Tunisia
Moscow, June 21 (IANS) After helping his side to a 3-0 triumph over Panama, Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku may have been one of the heroes of the World Cup first round group games but that didn't stop him coming in for criticism from Belgium captain Eden Hazzard.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Panama's Luis Ovalle says Los Canaleros ready to take on England
Saransk (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Anything is possible in the Panama-England clash in the FIFA World Cup, Panama defender Luis Ovalle said on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Brazil take on Costa Rica in must win World Cup clash (Preview)
Sochi, June 21 (IANS) Neymar and Brazil will need to step up their game when they take on Costa Rica in a must win Group E FIFA World Cup clash here on Friday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Kamal Haasan meets Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan, who has floated a new political party Makkal Needhi Maiam, on Thursday met United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi here.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Facebook launches free version of 'Workplace' for NGOs
San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) Making inroads into the non-profit segment, Facebook has launched a free version of its enterprise communications app 'Workplace' to make working better, smarter and faster for charities and non-governmental organisations.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Coimbatore set to host second round of Racing Nationals this weekend
Coimbatore, June 21 (IANS) Packed and quality grids will feature the second round of the MRF MMSC National Racing Championship commencing at the Kari Motor Speedway here this weekend which will also witness the opening round of the Volkswagen Ameo Cup.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
I've been to the brink of giving up: Palash Sen
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Euphoria's frontman Palash Sen says he was on the "brink of giving up" but bounced back for his family and bandmates.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
37 killed in Afghanistan violence
Kabul, June 21 (IANS) At least 20 Taliban militants and 17 security personnel were killed after clashes in two districts of Afghanistan on Thursday, according to officials.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Tripura celebrates Yoga Day with zeal
Agartala, June 21 (IANS) Thousands of people, men and women, young and old, VIPS and commoners, on Thursday observed the fourth International Yoga Day in Tripura by practising yoga across the state -- both in rural areas and cities.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Vikas Khanna's next book to focus on grains, northeast
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Michelin-starred Chef Vikas Khanna, who was here for a masterclass and launch of Quaker Whole Oats, says his next book will focus on grains and will also talk about India's northeast region which he feels still holds its rich culture intact through food.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
China celebrates Yoga Day
Beijing, June 21 (IANS) China on Thursday celebrated the fourth International Yoga Day with hundreds of people participating in a yoga event held here.
2018-06-21
Category: International, China,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
IBS Software inks multi-million dollar pact with British Airways
Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 (IANS) Technopark-headquartered IBS Software, a leading provider of new-gen IT solutions to the aviation industry, has signed a multi-million dollar contract with British Airways (BA) to provide solutions for flight and crew operations management.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Kota creates world record with 2 lakh people performing yoga
Jaipur, June 21 (IANS) Kota in Rajasthan established a world record on Thursday when around two lakh people performed yoga at one place on the occasion of the International Yoga Day.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Bring back 21 fishermen from Iran: Palaniswami
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the Indian Embassy in Iran to take steps to repatriate 21 Indian fishermen stranded there.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Arjun Kapoor falls sick ahead of IIFA
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, scheduled to perform at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards gala in Bangkok on Sunday, says he is not well but will try to be ready for his performance on stage.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Turkey hits US with retaliatory tariffs
Ankara, June 21 (IANS) Turkey on Thursday became the latest country to hit back at the US for its tariffs on steel and aluminium.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Turkey,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Tibetans mark Yoga Day
Dharamsala, June 21 (IANS) Hundreds of Tibetans on Thursday from the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on Thursday performed yoga exercises at the courtyard of the Tsuglagkhang temple here.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
Rajneesh Duggal to play ghostbuster in 'Mushkil'
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Actor Rajneesh Duggal will be seen playing the role of an exorcist in supernatural thriller "Mushkil".
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi's efforts led to worldwide yoga practice: Minister
Dehradun, June 21 (IANS) AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik said on Thursday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts have led to yoga being "practised throughout the world".
2018-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Chandimal appeals against one-Test ban
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal has appealed against the one-match ban handed to him, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Yoga one of most powerful unifying forces: Modi
Dehradun, June 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that yoga has the power to unite individuals, society, country and the world at large, and has emerged as a major unifying force globally.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
International Yoga Day: Bollywood celebs show off poses
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) From veterans like Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini to mothers Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Soha Ali Khan -- Bollywood celebrities, for whom fitness is a way of life -- posted yoga poses and spoke about its benefits on the occasion of International Yoga Day on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Zero-to-hero is my favourite genre: Filmmaker Omung Kumar
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) "Mary Kom" director Omung Kumar, who is re-exploring Manipur for "Yubi Lakpi" -- a traditional game styled on rugby -- says he is most interested in narratives about common people whose life goes through unusual incidents, thereby taking their story from nowhere to the pinnacle of success.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hundreds of schoolchildren, residents practice yoga in Shimla
Shimla, June 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and his cabinet colleagues along with hundreds of schoolchildren and residents practiced yoga at the historic Ridge ground here amidst cloudy skies on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Moon heads to Russia to meet Putin
Seoul, June 21 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in left on Thursday for a three-day visit to Russia, during which he will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss recent thaw in ties with North Korea and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
2018-06-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Apple partners 'Sesame Workshop' for original video content
San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) In an attempt to dive deeper into streaming original video content, Apple announced it has given a multi-series order to non-profit organisation named "Sesame Workshop" to create content, especially for children.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Mary J. Blige divorced
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Actress Mary J. Blige's divorce from Martin Isaacs has been finalised.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Incredibles 2': Incredibly warm, endearing experience (Review)
Film: "Incredibles 2"; Director: Brad Bird; Voiceovers by Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter; Rating: ***1/2
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bank with Amit Shah as a director collected highest amount of banned notes among DCCBs: RTI reply
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) A district cooperative bank, which has Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah as a director, netted the highest deposits among such banks of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes that were abruptly demonetised on November 8, 2016, according to RTI replies received by a Mumbai activist.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
iPad neck pain more common among women than men
New York, June 21 (IANS) Women are two times more likely than men to experience pain in their neck during iPad use due mainly to bad postures, warns a new study.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
BJP-ally IPFT for separate state for Tripura tribals
Agartala, June 21 (IANS) The Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), the junior ally of ruling BJP, will hold demonstrations across the state in August to spearhead its demand for a separate state, a party leader said on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tamil Nadu celebrates Yoga Day
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) The "International Day of Yoga" was celebrated in Tamil Nadu on Thursday with leaders, common people and students performing 'asanas' at several places including metro rail stations here.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Probiotics not effective in reducing anxiety: Study
New York, June 21 (IANS) If you are expecting eating yogurt, which is rich in probiotics, to reduce your anxiety, you might be wrong. While consuming probiotics may be good for your digestive system, it may not be effective in decreasing your anxiety levels, say researchers.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Nepal celebrates Yoga Day with enthusiasm
Kathmandu, June 21 (IANS) Nepali people celebrated the 4th International Day of Yoga with enthusiasm on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Nepal,Lifestyle/Fashion,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Health/Medicine
Mattis to visit Seoul to discuss Korean Peninsula situation
Seoul, June 21 (IANS) US Defence Secretary James Mattis will travel to Seoul next week to meet his South Korean counterpart and analyze the current military situation on the Korean Peninsula amid the ongoing rapprochement with North Korea.
2018-06-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Central team to identify source of Nipah virus
Kozhikode (Kerala), June 21 (IANS) A central team is expected to arrive here to identify the source of the deadly Nipah virus that struck this Kerala district last month and claimed 13 lives.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Kolkata gets country's first transgender OT technician
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Breaking new ground, Kolkata's Jiya Das has become the first transgender Operation Theatre technician in an Indian hospital, but theatre artists and actors from the community still face discrimination in the culture-loving city, say activists.
2018-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society
Swiggy raises $210 million from Naspers, DST Global
Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) Indian online food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy on Thursday said it raised $210 million in a Series G funding from South Africa's Cape Town-based internet company Naspers and Hong Kong-based internet investment firm DST Global.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Stories of refugees heartbreaking: Priyanka Chopra
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who visited the Rohingya refugee camps earlier this year, says stories shared by refugee children were heartbreaking. As Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, she hopes to protect their rights.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Human Interest/Society
Tinder's parent firm buys 51% stake in rival app Hinge
San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) Match Group -- Tinder's parent company -- has acquired 51 per cent stake in long-term dating app Hinge, also dubbed the anti-Tinder app, the media reported.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Jamie Bell may join Elton John biopic
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Actor Jamie Bell is in negotiations to play Bernie Taupin, the famed songwriter who collaborated on 30 albums with the legendary Elton John, in the biopic "Rocketman".
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kobe Bryant barred entry into Oscar academy
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant, who won an Oscar for his and director Glen Keanes animated short film "Dear Basketball", has been denied entry into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mary J. Blige joins horror thriller 'Body Cam'
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Actress Mary J. Blige has been roped in for horror thriller film "Body Cam".
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I hate Donald Trump: Billie Joe Armstrong
Cannes, June 21 (IANS) Rock band Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has compared US president Donald Trump to "acid gone bad".
2018-06-21
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
NASA releases national strategy to defend Earth from asteroid attack
Washington, June 21 (IANS) In a key step to defend Earth from potentially devastating risks of near-Earth objects (NEOs) -- asteroids and comets -- whose orbits come within 30 million miles of Earth, NASA has released a federal planning document.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Lateral entry will serve corporate, not public interests: CPI-M
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Recruitment of officers from the private sector, corporates and multinational companies will pose a serious threat to the nature of public service in the bureaucracy, the CPI-M has warned.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Moving into my abode a step closer to my perfect home: Sidharth
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who is shifting to a new centrally located abode in Bandra here, says it is a step close to his "perfect home" as it will reflect his preference and personality.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NASA's Curiosity rover captures images of Martian dust storm
Washington, June 21 (IANS) With NASA engineers yet to make contact with the Opportunity Mars rover due to a massive storm on the Red Planet, scientists are pinning their hopes on learning more about Martian dust storms from images captured by the Curiosity probe.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Jane Fonda to be honoured at Michael Moore's Festival
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Actress Jane Fonda will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Michael Moores Traverse City Film Festival, which runs from July 31 to August 5.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Delhi celebrates Yoga Day at Rajpath
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Hundreds of people gathered here on Rajpath and surrounding parks to perform 'asanas' on the "International Day of Yoga" on Thursday morning.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Denied by banks, transgender seeks online help for home loan
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Akkai Padmashali might have become the first transgender in Karnataka to register her marriage but there seems to be no end to her struggles. The activist, who is the face of transgender rights in the state, is currently battling to get a home loan after being rejected by many banks and has now gone online to raise money.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Neymar back in Brazil training after foot injury fears
Sochi (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Star footballer Neymar was back in training for Brazil after tweaking his ankle the day before, allaying fears he could miss their second World Cup Group E clash with Costa Rica on Friday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Female actors still stereotyped in their portrayal: Actor Nandita Das (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Is getting sexual freedom the only way for women to be free, asks acclaimed actress and filmmaker Nandita Das as she wonders why most women-centric films only touch upon the issue of female sexuality.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
New Zealand PM gives birth to baby girl
Wellington, June 21 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday, the first world leader in nearly 30 years to have a child while in office.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Health/Medicine
Equity indices shed early gains to trade in red; auto stocks fall
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) After opening on a positive note, the key Indian equity indices ceded their gains to trade in the negative territory in the afternoon session on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Each day it becomes harder to win World Cup matches: Busquets
Kazan (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Spanish national football team midfielder Sergio Busquets expressed his satisfaction following his team's victory over Iran (1-0) and said each day it becomes harder to win.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Bappi Lahiri releases new international track on World Music Day
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Even after many years in the music business, Bappi Lahiri continues to surprise himself and his fans. On the occasion of World Music Day on Thursday, he has released a new song, which will make its debut in global charts.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Volvo opens 1st US plant amid tariff threats
New York, June 21 (IANS) Auto manufacturer Volvo Cars has opened its first North American plant in Charleston in the US even as its CEO expressed concerns over President Donald Trump's tariff threats.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Not all matches are going to be won easily: Spain captain
Kazan (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Spain's national football team captain Sergio Ramos said that he is satisfied with his squad's 1-0 triumph over Iran in the 2018 World Cup Russia, adding that they knew the match was going to be a complicated one.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Kim, Xi discuss strengthening strategic cooperation
Seoul, June 21 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed ways to further strengthen strategic and tactical cooperation in their latest talks, state media reported on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Iran coach says his team deserved a draw against Spain
Kazan (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Iran national football coach Carlos Queiroz praised his team's performance in their loss to Spain and blamed the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for denying the Asian side a draw.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Saudi king hopes for renewal of ceasefire between Kabul, Taliban
Riyadh, June 21 (IANS) Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud expressed his hope that the ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban will be renewed, Saudi Press Agency reported.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Divya Seth Shah to essay Manmohan Singh's wife in film
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Actress Divya Seth Shah is on board to essay the role of Gursharan Kaur, wife of former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in the film "The Accidental Prime Minister".
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Yoga frenzy grips Karnataka
Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) Thousands of people, young and old, on Thursday celebrated the fourth International Yoga Day in Karnataka by participating in yoga sessions held in cities and towns across the state.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
'Incredibles 2': A charming and enticing superheroes film (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Incredibles 2"; Director: Brad Bird; Voice Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huckleberry Milner, Catherine Keener, Eli Fucile, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Bird, Sophie Bush, Brad Bird, Phil Lamarr and Isabella Rossellini; Rating: ***
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Uttarakhand expects more tourism after Yoga Day: Trivendra Rawat (IANS Interview)
Dehradun, June 21 (IANS) As Uttarakhand hosts the fourth International Yoga Day on Thursday, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat feels that the event may help attract more tourists to the state, creating more job and business opportunities.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Twitter blocked sharing of link to Trump advisor's phone number
San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) Twitter has been accused of engaging in censorship after it suspended the accounts of some users who tweeted a link to a story that claims to have a phone number of the person who is believed to be the architect of the Donald Trump administration's controversial immigration policy.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Australia approves largest tax plan ever
Canberra, June 21 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday recorded a landmark victory as the Senate approved the largest tax reform ever that will ensure citizens pay less tax in future.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Business/Economy
Sexual harassment at work place not being managed well in India: Huma Qureshi (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi says people in India have a tendency to intimidate a woman when she opens up about sexual harassment, making her feel like an offender instead of a victim. She feels there is a need to create a safer and comfortable environment for women.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
'Hereditary': An arthouse horror fantasia (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Hereditary"; Director: Ari Aster; Cast: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd and Mallory Bechtel; Rating: ***1/2
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
IGTV, Instagram's answer to YouTube, is here
San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) Aiming to take on Google-owned YouTube, popular photo-sharing platform Instagram announced it would allow users to upload videos up to one hour in length, up from the previous one-minute limit, adding that it has hit the milestone of one billion users worldwide.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Crisis of confidence in banking system provides an opportunity to unleash reforms (Comment)
India's banking sector has been hogging the headlines for all the wrong reasons. It started with the mounting problem of non-performing assets (NPAs) across banks; then came a revelation of systemic fraud in the second-largest state-owned bank; and most recently, topping it all off are damning allegations of irregularities against the head of one of the largest private-sector banks.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
'Pakistan's political trajectory would be different had Jinnah lived'
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Pakistan of today may be "overwhelmed by unsavoury perceptions of it", but according to the country's leading cultural critic, Nadeem F. Paracha, its founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah had envisaged "a diverse country" where a Muslim majority engaged with other faiths in various spheres to construct a "dynamic" society and state.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Can yoga make the cut for Olympics? (Comment)
On a day when yoga is having to jostle for mind space with a hugely popular sporting event like the FIFA World Cup, many fans of the ancient regimen are seriously dreaming up for a world cup of their own. Are they getting too carried away by the euphoria around of the 4th International Day of Yoga? Or is it a case of trusting yoga's extreme versatility to adapt itself to the demands of the time?
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine
Yoga has nothing to do with religion: Vice President
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that yoga adopts a holistic approach towards health and well-being and it has "nothing to do with religion".
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Burger King Russia apologizes for World Cup 'impregnation' ad
Moscow, June 21 (IANS) Fast food company Burger King Russia has been forced to apologise after an advertisement offered Russian women the chance to win $47,000 and free Whoppers for life if they got impregnated by a player of the FIFA World Cup.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,2018 FIFA World Cup,Sports,Human Interest/Society, US Elections
Cloudy Thursday morning, rains likely
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) It was a cloudy morning in the national capital on Thursday, with the minimum temperature recorded at 30.9 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, the Met office said.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indian public sector needs some fixing for true Cloud adoption
Washington, June 21 (IANS) The vast Indian public sector will embark on a true digital journey only once the government decides to relax old procurement rules, make the stakeholders aware of benefits of Cloud and get rid of the ageing IT infrastructure, a top Amazon Web Services (AWS) executive has stressed.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Gorakhpur terror funding mastermind arrested in Pune
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) Gorakhpur terror funding mastermind Ramesh Shah has been arrested in a joint operation by the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Police, an official said on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
World Cup reporter sexually assaulted on live TV
Moscow, June 21 (IANS) A female journalist reporting at the World Cup in Russia was sexually assaulted live on air and she later posted a video of the incident on social media, the media reported.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,2018 FIFA World Cup,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident, US Elections
12 killed in MP road accident
Bhopal, June 21 (IANS) Twelve persons, including seven women, were killed early on Thursday when a jeep collided with a tractor in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district, police said.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Member from same region to fill US seat in HR Council: UN
United Nations, June 21 (IANS) The seat in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) vacated by the US will be filled by a member from the same regional group.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Separatist shutdown hits life in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) A shutdown called by separatists affected life across the Kashmir Valley on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
1 killed in Tokyo knife attack
Tokyo, June 21 (IANS) A man was killed and two persons were injured early on Thursday following a knife attack at a housing complex in Yokohama City here, Japanese authorities said.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajnath, Naik, Yogi lead Yoga Day celebrations in UP
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday led hundreds of yoga enthusiasts as they practiced 'asanas' on the fourth edition of the International Yoga Day here.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Sports,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Key Indian equity indices open in green
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Australia extends free World Cup airing till June 29
Canberra, June 21 (IANS) The Australian public broadcaster has said it will continue to air free the Russia World Cup soccer matches to the end of the month, a statement said.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football,Media,Business/Economy
Algeria goes offline for school exam
Algiers, June 21 (IANS) Algeria has turned off its internet nationwide during high school exams in a bid to tackle cheating. Blackouts will continue throughout the exam season, till June 25.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Algeria,Education,Human Interest/Society
Mexico demands US reunite Down's syndrome girl with family
Mexico City, June 21 (IANS) Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray has requested the US to immediately reunite a girl with Down's syndrome and her brother with their family.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nagarjuna set to enter 'Munnabhai...' territory
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) After Ram Gopal Varma's "Officer" that opens next week, actor Nagarjuna is already on to his next project a big light-hearted comedy with which the veteran star says he enters the Munnabhai-territory.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Facebook testing subscriptions for private groups
San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) Facebook will soon let group administrators charge members for providing exclusive content on its platform.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Himachal Governor, CM practice yoga
Shimla, June 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and his cabinet colleagues along with hundreds of schoolchildren and residents practiced yoga at the historic Ridge ground here on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Sports,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
'Ant-Man and the Wasp' is bananas: Paul Rudd
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Actor Paul Rudd has promised his fans that "Ant-Man and the Wasp" will be funny and surprising.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Yoga one of most powerful unifying forces: Modi
Dehradun, June 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that Yoga has the power to unite individuals, society, country and the world at large, and has emerged as a major unifying force globally.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Yoga one of most powerful unifying forces: Modi
Dehradun, June 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that Yoga has the power to unite individuals, society, country and the world at large, and has emerged as a major unifying forces globally.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Chinese FDI to US declined 30% in 2017, says survey
New York, June 21 (IANS) Foreign direct investment (FDI) from China to the United States declined 30 per cent in 2017 compared to a record high in 2016, a report released on Wednesday said.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Russia warns of action against NATO forces near its border
Moscow, June 21 (IANS) The Russian Defence Ministry on Wednesday accused the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) of strengthening combat forces near Russia's border and warned that Moscow will take mirror-like actions against NATO's moves.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security
Rachel Bilson tells why an 'O.C.' reboot won't work
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Actress Rachel Bilson is all game to act in a reboot of the hit TV show "O.C.", which was a major hit 15 years ago, but she doesn't think it will work.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Microsoft acquires AI startup to fuel AI capabilities
San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Bonsai, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup based in San Francisco, to boost its AI and machine learning capabilities.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Global tariffs on metals must to pre-empt China move: US
Washington, June 21 (IANS) US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Wednesday said global tariffs on steel and aluminium were necessary to prevent China from routing those metals to the United States via other regions.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Indonesia: 200 feared dead in Monday's ferry tragedy
Jakarta, June 21 (IANS) More than 190 people are now believed to be missing after Monday's ferry disaster on Lake Toba, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, police said on Wednesday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Outdoor air pollution killed 4.2mn people in 2016, says UN
United Nations, June 21 (IANS) A United Nations report published on Wednesday said in 2016, an estimated 4.2 million people died as a result of high levels of ambient air pollution.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Member from same region to fill US seat in Human Rights Council: UN
United Nations, June 21 (IANS) -- The vacant seat in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) left by the United States will be filled by a member from the same regional group, said spokesman of Miroslav Lajcak, President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), on Wednesday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
May faces down rebel MPs, wins vote for 'smooth' Brexit
London, June 21 (IANS) The government's Brexit bill has passed through Parliament after Theresa May saw off a revolt by Tory MPs.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy
North has Kanye's outgoing personality: Kim Kardashian
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West says her daughter North's personality is a lot like her husband and rapper Kanye West.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump gives in to pressure, orders end to family separation policy
Washington, June 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has bowed to public pressure and signed an executive order promising to "keep families together" in migrant detentions.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Shruti Haasan to produce 'The Mosquito Philosophy'
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Actress-producer Shruti Haasan will produce director Jayprakash Radhakrishnan's next "The Mosquito Philosophy" under her banner Isidro Media.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
FIFA World Cup: Scrappy Spain ride Costa goal to down gritty Iran 1-0
Kazan, June 21 (IANS) Diego Costa scored a scrappy second-half winner to help Spain edge past doughty Iran in a key Group B FIFA World Cup game here on Wednesday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Patterns, prints for men that can never go wrong
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Men often go with solid colours to stay safe on the fashion barometer, but there are designs and patterns like checks and stripes that they can never go wrong with, suggest experts.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vishwas Kini elated to work with Sonu Nigam
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) "Veere Di Wedding" actor Vishwas Kini says he is thrilled to work with singer Sonu Nigam on his new single "Chaahaton ke saaye mein".
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
FIFA World Cup: Spain ride Costa goal to down gritty Iran 1-0
Kazan (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Diego Costa scored a second-half winner to help Spain edge past doughty Iran 1-0 in a key Group B FIFA World Cup 2018 game here on Wednesday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Italy backs Iran nuclear accord
Rome, June 21 (IANS/AKI) The Italian government has voiced support for the landmark nuclear deal reached by seven countries and Iran in 2015, saying it was crucial for international security, an official statement said on Wednesday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy
India urges OPEC to move to responsible oil pricing
Vienna, June 21 (IANS) India on Wednesday urged the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel to move to responsible pricing of oil and gas, saying the current prices are posing a threat to fragile world economic growth.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
EU must change or risk losing Italian funds, says Italian Minister
Rome, June 21 (IANS/AKI) The European Union is facing "an historic moment" and the bloc must respond to a new political climate and "improve" its security and immigration policies or lose Italian funding, Italy's anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Disappointed, not surprised at CEA quitting: Chidambaram
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday expressed disappointment over Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian's resignation, noting his views were brushed aside on many important issues including GST rates and he was not consulted before demonetisation.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress demands Goyal apologise for 'tarnishing Vemula's memory'
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Congress on Wednesday demanded apology from Union Minister Piyush Goyal for accusing Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) of using Hyderabad University student Rohith Vemula's family for political motives.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Knowledge of Sanskrit must to build super computers: Minister
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Criticising a section of Indians for their over-reliance on English, Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde on Wednesday said knowledge of Sanskrit will be essential to build super computers as it is the only language that can adapt to next general technology.
2018-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Technology
You don't have to be finished to tell your story: Priyanka Chopra
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is writing her memoir titled "Unfinished", always wanted to write a book but wanted to wait to do a bit more in life. But now she feels she doesn't have to be "finished" to tell her story.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Italy won't take back asylum-seekers, says PM
Rome, June 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy will not receive back from other European Union countries migrants who registered there when they first arrived, populist Premier Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday after meeting EU Council President Donald Tusk here.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Top opposition leaders attend Jamaat's Eid Milan
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) In a show of opposition unity, top leaders from various opposition parties including Ahmed Patel, Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and Sitaram Yechury attended an Eid Milan hosted by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
On World Music Day, singing legend Lata Mangeshkar's tips to singers
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Singing Legend Lata Mangeshkar doesn't listen to much of today's music. Not that she listens to her own songs either.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Peru coach Gareca vows to overcome mighty France
Yekaterinburg (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Peru coach Ricardo Gareca emphasised on Wednesday that his side will do its best to beat France in the World Cup Group C match in Ekaterinburg Arena on Thursday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russia,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Farmers' associations can help fight poverty: Experts
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Setting up farmer-producer organisations can be the biggest weapon against poverty, said experts at a panel discussion on 'Making markets work for the poor' hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) here.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Air India to soon launch revamped 'Maharaja business class'
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) In a bid to lure more passengers, national carrier Air India will soon launch a revamped "Maharaja business class" on its international flights.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Government receives bids for Pawan Hans' divestment
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday said that it has recieved bids for the divestment of chopper services company Pawan Hans Ltd (PHL).
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Portugal may need change in strategy, says coach Santos
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Portugal chief coach Fernando Santos admitted his side might need tactical changes after grinding out a 1-0 victory over Morocco in their World Cup Group B fixture here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
IAF to provide air support to Amarnath pilgrims
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has started carrying pilgrims between Uttarakahnd's Pithoragarh and Gunji to enable them to complete their journey to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra with ease, an defence statement said.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Defence/Security
Morocco coach Renard 'proud' of team
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Morocco head coach Herve Renard heaped praise on his footballers after the team's 0-1 defeat to Portugal here on Wednesday, a result that all but guarantees the African side's World Cup elimination from the group stage.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia to enter pre-quarters
Rostov-on-Don (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Veteran striker Luis Suarez marked his 100th international with a winning goal as Uruguay defeated Saudi Arabia 1-0 in a Group A clash here on Wednesday to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
'Anti-immigrant Italian minister welcome at multi-ethnic street party'
Milan, June 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy's anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini will be "a welcome guest" at a 'multi-ethnic' street party in the central Sempione park here this weekend, City Mayor Giuseppe Sala said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bosch to invest Rs1,700 crore more in India
Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) German auto component maker Bosch would invest Rs 1,700 crore in India over the next three years, a top company official said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Nashik's Vishwas Mandlik, Mumbai's Yoga Institute win PM awards
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Ayush Ministry on Wednesday said Vishwas Mandlik of Nashik and The Yoga Institute in Mumbai are the recipients of the Prime Minister's Award for outstanding contribution to promotion and development of yoga.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Health/Medicine
AI's 76% stake sale plan crashes, other alternatives to be evaluated (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said that a 76 per cent stake sale process of national carrier Air India has ended, as "no interest" was shown by bidders, but it remains committed to the strategic divestment for which other alternatives will be evaluated.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia to enter pre-quarters
Rostov-on-Don (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Uruguay defeated Saudi Arabia 1-0 in a Group A clash here on Wednesday to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Italian President urges European solidarity on refugees
Rome, June 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday called on European Union and other countries to show unity and solidarity in their response to the refugee crisis and its causes.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Boeing delivers Jet Airways first '737 MAX' aircraft
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Aerospace major Boeing on Wednesday said that it has delivered the first of "737 MAX" aircraft ordered by Jet Airways.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Udaan scheme getting very good response in J&K: Minister
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) The 'Udaan' programme to provide skills training to the educated unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir, has received a "very good response" from the people there, said Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anant Kumar Hegde on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Hyundai Motor Group-Audi partner to develop fuel cell powered EVs
Seoul/Ingolstadt, June 20 (IANS) Automobile major Hyundai Motor Group on Wednesday said that it has entered into a multi-year patent cross-licensing agreement with Audi AG, covering a broad range of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) components and technologies.
2018-06-20
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy
Create congenial atmosphere to hold election in J&K, Congress to centre
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) A day after BJP ended its alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir and the state came under Governor's rule, Congress on Wednesday accused both parties of "betraying" the people's aspirations in the lust of power and demanded the Central government ensure a "congenial atmosphere" for conduct of fresh elections.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Manika's heroics in vain as Mavericks beat Smashers in UTT
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Gold Coast Commonwealth Games double gold medallist Manika Batras heroics went in vain as RP-SG Mavericks outplayed table toppers Dabang Smasher in CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Tyagaraj Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Tech Mahindra sets up R&D arm 'Makers Lab' in US, Germany
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services provider Tech Mahindra on Wednesday announced a strategic investment in the US and Germany.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Red Corner Notice against Nirav Modi soon: CBI
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Interpol will soon issue a Red Corner Notice (RCN) against diamond jeweller Nirav Modi, who is one of the accused in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
After flak, Haryana proposes no prize cut for players
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) After drawing widespread condemnation for its move to deduct one-third of the earnings of sportspersons employed under it, the Haryana government has proposed that no deduction be made.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Sports,Business/Economy
Competition Commission gives conditional nod for Bayer-Monsanto deal
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Fair trade watchdog Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer AG, subject to conditions designed to remove anti-competitive effects from the deal, the government announced on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
BSF, Punjab Police recovers heroin haul along border
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) In a joint operation, BSF troopers and the Punjab Police's Counter Intelligence on Wednesday recovered nearly 4 kg heroin along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab's Amritsar district, BSF officials said.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kejriwal cheating people of Delhi: BJP
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his planned 10-day trip to Bengaluru to undergo naturopathy treatment, accusing him of cheating the city's people.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Need to recognize physical, mental aspects of disability: Army chief
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Wedneday said there was a need to recognise both physical and mental aspects of disability and provide comprehensive care to the disabled soldiers to help them reintegrate into the society.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Singer Nakash Aziz to release debut single 'Heeriye'
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Bollywood playback singer Nakash Aziz is coming up with his first-ever single titled "Heeriye", which he has also composed.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Policeman killed, two injured in J&K attack
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) One policeman was killed and two others were injured in a militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday, police said.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Australian fan detained for launching quadcopter on Red Square
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Moscow police on Wednesday detained an Australian football fan for trying to launch a quadcopter on Red Square, according to a source.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Flood situation shows improvement in Assam
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) Flood situation in Assam showed slight improvement on Wednesday even as one more person died in Karimganj district of Barak Valley taking the death toll of first wave of flood to 18. Over five lakh people in five districts of the state are, however, reeling under floods.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Serbia defender Tosic cautions team against over-confidence
Saransk (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Serbia defender Dusko Tosic said on Wednesday that his national team is facing a must-win match against Switzerland, and cautioned against overconfidence after beating Costa Rica 1-0 in their debut in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Marco Reus wants to help Germany in World Cup campaign
Sochi (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Germany's forward Marco Reus, whose team lost their debut match 0-1 to Mexico in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, on Wednesday said he wished he could play and help the team.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Nadal, Munar complete pre-Wimbledon training on grass courts
Palma de Mallorca (Spain), June 20 (IANS) Spanish tennis players Rafael Nadal and Jaume Munar on Wednesday completed their pre-Wimbledon training on the grass courts of the WTA Mallorca Open women's tournament.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Video of Goa Minister's 'gesture' to fisherwoman goes viral
Panaji, June 20 (IANS) A video of Goa Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai angrily gesticulating at a fisherwoman and getting into a heated argument with her went viral on the nternet on Wednesday, with social media users slamming the Minister for his action.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Bank Of Maharashtra CMD arrested in Rs 2,043 cr fake loans case
Pune, June 20 (IANS) In a major swoop, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) here arrested Ravindra P. Marathe, the Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Maharashtra, and six others in a case of around Rs 2,043 crore fraudulent loans extended to Pune's DSK Group, an official said here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana STF arrests two wanted criminals
Gurugram, June 20 (IANS) The Gurugram Special Task Force (STF) on Wednesday arrested a wanted criminal, who carried a bounty of Rs two lakh on his head, along with his accomplice.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 arrested for rash driving near Goa school
Panaji, June 20 (IANS) Two "road romeos" were arrested on Wednesday for creating public nuisance near a school in Goa's coastal village of Calangute, police said.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Denmark, Australia face-off in crunch Group C clash (Preview)
Samara (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Denmark and Australia will lock horns in a crunch Group C contest in which the European side will aim to register their second consecutive win and seal a knockout berth, while the other team will eye survival on Thursday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Germany sports chief predicts tough clash with Sweden
Sochi (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Oliver Bierhoff, sporting director for the German football federation, DFB said on Wednesday that his country's upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup match against Sweden looks to be a tough game.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Om shoots double gold at KSS Memorial championship
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Gold Coast Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Om Prakash Mitharwal, representing the Army, edged 2010 CWG gold medallist Omkar Singh by just one point to clinch the gold in the 50 metre Free Pistol category of the 18th KSS Memorial Shooting Championship, here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
8 held for smuggling drugs in Manipur
Imphal, June 20 (IANS) A special team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) of Manipur Police arrested the Chairman of Autonomous District Council, Chandel district and seven other accomplices and seized 4 kg of high quality heroin and two lakh narcotics tablets from them.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
B.V.R. Subrahmanyam new J&K Chief Secretary
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) IAS officer B.V.R. Subrahmanyam was on Wednesday appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, it was announced on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Muller says Germany must win remaining group matches
Sochi (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Germany forward Thomas Muller, whose national team was on the wrong side of a surprise 0-1 defeat to Mexico in its 2018 FIFA World Cup debut in Russia, said on Wednesday that the team must win its next two matches against Sweden and South Korea.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Ronaldo fires Portugal to 1-0 victory over Morocco
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo became Europe's all-time leading scorer as Portugal beat Morocco 1-0 in their FIFA World Cup Group B match here at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Solarisation launched for Delhi gurdwaras with 1.5 MW plant
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) In a novel initiative by a religious institution, a 1.5 mega watt peak (MWp) rooftop solar plant was inaugurated at the Gurdwara Rakab Ganj in the heart of the capital by Union Power Minister R.K. Singh on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
After coalition fiasco, what is roadmap for normalcy in J&K, Congress asks BJP
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of setting Jammu and Kashmir on "a fire of anarchy and radicalization" in its three years coalition rule with PDP, the Congress on Wednesday sought to know from it and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as to what plans they had for bringing normalcy and peace back to the state.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Mercury on rise in Delhi, no respite till next week
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The mercury crossed 40 degree mark in Delhi, with Wednesday's maximum temperature recorded at 41.9 degrees Celsius, three notches above average, said the Met office, with weather analysts predicting rising heat over the few days till a possible respite around June 26 with pre-monsoon showers.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Will work long hours to declare results in time: DUTA
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Back at work after its 40-day long boycott, the Delhi University teachers have mounds of exam sheets to clear but they say they will not allow any delay in the declaration of results and no students will be forced to face the situation of a "zero year".
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Bosch to invest Rs 1,700 cr more in India
Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) German auto component maker Bosch would invest Rs 1,700 crore in India over the next three years, a top official said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Trump official booed at Mexican restaurant in US
Washington, June 20 (IANS) US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was heckled by activists here while she was eating at a Mexican restaurant as the outcry over Trump administration's controversial policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the Mexican border mounts.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Punjab Forest Department to provide weapons to staff
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) A day after a Punjab Forest Department officer was critically injured and five others also received serious injuries in an attack by goons of the illegal sand mafia, state Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said on Wednesday that department officials would be provided weapons.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Rahul should sack Digvijaya from Congress: BJP
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday hit out at Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh for his "sanghi terror" remarks and demanded that party President Rahul Gandhi should sack him.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IKEA showcases product range for children
Hyderabad, June 20 (IANS) Ahead of the launch of its first India store here, Swedish home furnishings company IKEA on Wednesday held a workshop to give insights into how it builds its product range for children.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Odisha announces amnesty scheme to regularize unauthorized buildings
Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday relaunched an amnesty scheme to regularize unauthorized constructions and projects.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Desailly slams Neymar's 'individual play'
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Former France captain and 1998 FIFA World Cup winner Marcel Desailly has accused Brazil star Neymar of playing for himself to the detriment of his team.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
OYO hotels announces its foray into China
Gurugram, June 20 (IANS) OYO Hotels on Wednesday announced its foray into China with a strong focus on strengthening its hotel chain there, a company spokesperson said.
2018-06-20
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy
Arvind looking to take B2C segment to Rs 1,500 cr (Lead, correcting para six)
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Textiles major Arvind Ltd is looking to take its B2C (business to consumer) segment which includes fabrics and ready-to-wear garments to Rs 1,500 crore in the next five years from the current Rs 700 crore, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Goa Police summons green activist Claude Alvares
Panaji, June 20 (IANS) Green activist Claude Alvares, whose petition in the Supreme Court led to the shutdown of Goa's mining industry, was on Wednesday summoned by officers of the Panaji Town Police Station in connection with an FIR filed against him.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India, Luxembourg review bilateral ties, discuss enhancing trade
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) India and Luxembourg on Wednesday reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral ties and discussed ways to enhance trade between the two countries during the course of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's visit to that west European nation, the External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Assembly in suspended animation helps horse trading: Omar
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said his demand for dissolving the state assembly stems from the fact that the state of suspended animation it presently in helps in horse trading.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
SC seeks TN response on plea by Madurai varsity VC
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought response from Tamil Nadu government on a plea by P.P. Chellathurai challenging the Madras High Court order quashing his appointment as Vice Chancellor of Madurai Kamaraja University.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
Ambedkar hints at alliance with Congress-NCP for 2019 polls
Pune, June 20 (IANS) Hinting at a tie-up with the Congress-NCP, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) chief Prakash Ambedkar on Wednesday said his party will set up an umbrella organization of all deprived sections of society to defeat the BJP in the 2019 general and Maharashtra electionsand urged and "all progressive and like-minded opposition parties" to join it.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kamal Haasan meets Rahul, discusses politics in TN
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan, who has floated a new political party Makkal Needhi Maiam, on Wednesday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed the political situation in Tamil Nadu.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Value buying, global cues lift equity indices; banking stocks rise (Roundup)
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Domestic cues, such as attractive valuations coupled with expectations of better credit flow from the banking sector, lifted the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday after two consecutive sessions of losses.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kejriwal unwell, to go to Bengaluru
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who ended his nine-day long sit-in at Lt. Governor Anil Baijal's office on Tuesday, cancelled all his scheduled meetings on Wednesday as he was not feeling well.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Man wanted for murder arrested in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, June 20 (IANS) A man wanted for murder and carrying a prize money of Rs 25,000 on his head has been arrested in Ghaziabad, police said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ronaldo helps Portugal pip Morocco 1-0
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Christiano Ronaldo's solo goal helped Portugal notch up their first win in the 2018 FIFA World Cup as they pipped Morocco 1-0 in a Group B tie at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
France eye knockout berth with win over Peru (Preview)
Yekaterinburg (Russia), June 20 (IANS) France will be keen to book an early place in the pre-quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup when they meet Peru, who are staring down the barrel of an early exit, in a Group C clash here on Thursday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russia,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Shiva, Sarita among 8 Indians to reach Ulaanbaatar Cup quarters
Ulaanbaatar, June 20 (IANS) Star boxers Shiva Thapa (60kg), Vikas Kishan (75kg) and L.Sarita Devi (60kg) were among the prominent names as eight Indians entered the quarter-finals of the Ulaanbaatar Cup here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Mongolia,Sports
Connectivity, trade, energy cooperation to mutually benefit Bangladesh, India: Envoy
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With a UN body elevating Bangladesh from being a least developed country (LDC) to that of a developing country earlier this year, Bangladeshi High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali on Wednesday said that cooperation between his country and India in the areas of connectivity, trade and commerce, and energy will mutually benefit both sides.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Counter-tariffs against US on June 22: EU
Brussels, June 20 (IANS) The EU will launch a raft of retaliatory tariffs against the US exports on June 22 in response to American tariffs imposed on EU steel and aluminium earlier this month, a top official said.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
L&T Finance to venture into new geographies for micro loan growth
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) L&T Finance, a subsidiary of L&T Finance Holdings, is focusing on venturing into "new geographies" to propel growth in its micro loans book, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Tejpal to get copy of WhatsApp messages with victim
Panaji, June 20 (IANS) A court here hearing the Tehelka rape trial on Wednesday directed the state prosecution to give former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal a sequential record of WhatsApp messages exchanged between him and the woman he is accused of raping.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smoke still emanating from fire-ravaged ship
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Smoke was still emanating from merchant vessel SSL Kolkata, that was devastated by a fire in the Bay of Bengal on June 14, even as the authorities continued with the salvage operation on Wednesday, a defence spokesperson said.
2018-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Governor's rule not to affect anti-terror operations: Army chief
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The political change in Jammu and Kashmir will not affect anti-terror operations which will continue as before the Ramadan ceasefire, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha CM urges PM to declare hockey national game
Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to officially recognise hockey as the national game of India.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey,Politics
Delhi government readies Happiness Curriculum for students
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) A day after IAS officers ended their rift with the Delhi government, work began in full swing on a Happiness Curriculum for students of government-run schools in the national capital.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
This 'smart stent' spots narrowing of arteries
Toronto, June 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a type of "smart stent" that monitors even subtle changes in the flow of blood through the artery, detecting the narrowing in its earliest stages and making early diagnosis and treatment possible.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Difficult, but decision taken in larger interest: Ram Madhav
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Wednesday said the decision of pulling out of ruling coalition with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir was a "difficult thing to digest" for him but it was taken in the "larger interest" of people of the state and India.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Colombia resumes training after surprise loss to Japan
Kazan (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Colombia's national team resumed training on Wednesday, a day after Japan dealt them a surprising 2-1 defeat that doused the South Americans' hopes for a strong start to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
S.Ve. Shekher, who shared offensive Facebook post, gets bail
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician S.Ve. Shekher, accused of sharing a derogatory message against female journalists on his Facebook page, got bail here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi had indeed married me, he is Ram for me: Jashodaben
Ahmedabad, June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's estranged wife Jashodaben on Wednesday expressed her shock over Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel's statement in a leading Gujarati daily that Modi was unmarried.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Germans prepare for must-win Sweden clash
Sochi (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Germany's national football team trained at its FIFA World Cup headquarters in this Russian Black Sea resort city on Wednesday in preparation for its forthcoming game against current joint-leaders of Group F Sweden.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
1 trampled to death by elephants in Jharkhand
Ranchi, June 20 (IANS) A rampaging herd of elephants trampled a person to death in Jharkhand's Jamtara district on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ronaldo becomes Europe's all-time leading scorer
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo became Europe's highest ever scorer in international football when he struck an early goal in Portugal's Group B match against Morocco here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Present-age guides to yog and its health benefits (June 21 is World Yoga Day)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Is yoga just about being twisted into different positions like a pretzel or sitting cross-legged on a mat with closed eyes?
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Assam gears up for Ambubachi mela at Kamakhya temple
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) With devotees from across the country and abroad thronging the historic Kamakhya temple here for the annual Ambubachi mela, the temple authorities are gearing up to play host to lakhs while police has beefed up security.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Religion,Business/Economy
ICC unveils schedule for inaugural World Test Championship
Dubai, June 20 (IANS) Instated with the aim of bringing more context to bilateral Test cricket, the inaugural ICC World Test Championship will be played from July 15, 2019 to April 30, 2021, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Brahmos leads Indian charge at Paris defence show
Paris, June 20 (IANS) There was a stark difference in the Indian presence at Eurosatory, the just-concluded biennial defence show here. While the previous edition, held in June 2016, had seen some of the heavyweights of Indian DPSUs, including the Garden Reach Shipyard and the Ordnance Factories Board, as well as the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the turnout of Indian companies at this years edition could hardly have been more different.
2018-06-20
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Xi, Oli meet, discuss rail connectivity between China and Nepal
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) China and Nepal discussed cross-border railway connectivity on Wednesday as President Xi Jinping met Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli here and said that Beijing is ready to cooperate with the Himalayan nation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
2018-06-20
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
No alliance in Andhra: Congress
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said it will not tie up with any party in Andhra Pradesh for the state assembly polls and general elections next year.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi had indeed married me, he is Ram for me: Jashodaben
Ahmedabad, June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's estranged wife Jashodaben on Wednesday expressed her shock over Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel's statement in a leading Gujarati daily that Modi was unmarried.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
CEA Arvind Subramanian quits, to head back to US for research, writing
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian, who succeeded the high-profile Raghuram Rajan in the Finance Ministry in 2014, has quit the government with plans to go back to the US for research and writing.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Documentary dedicated to Gully Rap out
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) A documentary titled "Kya Bolta Bantai", dedicated to the art form Gully Rap, has been released online.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
JD-U differs with BJP over Yoga Day
Patna, June 20 (IANS) Unlike its ally the BJP, the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) is not enthusiastic about the International Yoga Day on Thursday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
AI's 76% stake sale plan crashes, other alternatives to be evaluated
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Central government has said that a 76 per cent stake sale process of the national carrier Air India has ended, as "no interest" was shown by bidders, however, it remains committed to the strategic divestment for which other alternatives will be evaluated.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Truecaller brings back 'Who Viewed Your Profile' for Pro users
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Popular communication app Truecaller on Wednesday announced that it has reintroduced "Who Viewed Your Profile" feature for its Pro subscribers.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Tamil Nadu girl Anukreethy Vas wins Miss India World 2018 title
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) All of 19, Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu's Trichy, triumphed over contestants from all over India to clinch the Femina Miss India World 2018 title, succeeding Manushi Chhillar who brought home the coveted Miss World crown back to the country for the first time since 2000.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Steady Tvesa takes first round lead in 7th leg of Hero WPG Tour
Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) Rising golfer Tvesa Malik got off to a good start with a steady even par 72 in the seventh leg of the Hero women's Professional Tour at the Prestige Golfshire course here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
Dhoni wife seeks arms licence
Ranchi, June 20 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni'a wife Sakshi Dhoni has sought an arms licence from the Ranchi district administration.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajasthan CM, Ramdev to celebrate Yoga Day with 2 lakh
Jaipur, June 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and yoga guru Baba Ramdev will practice yoga in Kota along with around 2 lakh people on the International Yoga Day on Thursday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Health/Medicine
Swamy seeks to be impleaded in case against ED officer probing Aircel-Maxis
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court, seeking to be impleaded in a public interest plea, alleging an Enforcement Directorate (ED) officer, probing the Aircell-Maxis case, possesses disproportionate assets.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2,000 Tripura local bodies' leaders quit, CPI-M blames government
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma on Wednesday said 2,133 seats in Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samity and Gram Panchayat were vacant, as the CPI-M blamed the resignations on threats by the BJP and IPFT cadres.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Himachal ex-legislator's son held in drug case
Shimla, June 20 (IANS) Former Himachal Pradesh Congress legislator Bambar Thakur's minor son was taken into custody on Wednesday along with his three friends in a drug case, police said.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ericsson to build ICT solution for World Food Programme
Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) Ericsson India on Wednesday announced its partnership with World Food Programme (WFP) to build efficiencies in the targeted public distribution system (TPDS) in Odisha.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Bank of Baroda ropes in IBM, Accenture for 'increased digitisation'
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Aiming to enhance business growth and portfolio diversification using "digitisation", Bank of Baroda on Wednesday announced its partnership with technology majors IBM and Accenture to power its state-of-the-art IT Centre of Excellence (ITCoE) and Analytics Centre of Excellence (ACoE).
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kamal Haasan meets Rahul, discusses politics in TN
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) On a day-long trip to the capital, actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed the political situation in Tamil Nadu, where he has floated a new political party Makkal Needhi Maiyam.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tripura to execute Smart City project with ADB loan (Lead, correcting para 3)
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) The Tripura government has taken a Rs 500 crore loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Hudco to execute the Rs 1,000 crore Smart City project here, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Monsoon rains disrupt normal life in coastal Karnataka
Mangaluru, June 20 (IANS) Incessant rains measuring up to 15 cm lashed Karnataka's coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttar Kannada till Wednesday morning as the southwest monsoon remained active over the region.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Myntra unveils its first wearable device at Rs 4,199
Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) Fashion e-tailer Myntra on Wednesday launched its "Blink Go" first smart wearable device at Rs 4,199.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
No Asian footballer quota in I-League from next season
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) There will be no Asian player quota in the I-League from the upcoming season, it was decided the League Committee meeting of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Doctors make room for yoga asanas in prescriptions
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The ancient Indian practice of yoga, celebrated world over on June 21 as International Day of Yoga, is now capturing the imagination of doctors who are prescribing a fusion of yoga and modern medicines in their treatment of patients.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
How to buy the right yoga mat?
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Just like buying the right pair of running shoes is important to avoid injuries, its equally important to identify the right mat to suit your workout style.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sam Curran, Overton added to England ODI squad
London, June 20 (IANS) England on Wednesday added Sam Curran and Craig Overton to their squad for the final two games of the One Day International (ODI) Series against Australia.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Twitter Media', a new home for publishers, is here
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) In an apparent attempt to get close to publishers, Twitter has launched "Twitter Media" -- a website dedicated to helping small publishers get the most from its platform.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Messi's Argentina look to made amends against Croatia (Preview)
Nizhny Novgorod, June 20 (IANS) Captain Lionel Messi will again be the centre of attraction when Argentina look to recover from their shock draw against Iceland and record a victory against a confident Croatia in a crucial Group D clash here on Thursday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
China-linked hackers breached defence companies: Symantec
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) A new attack campaign originating from computers in China has infiltrated satellite communications, telecoms, geospatial imaging, and defence organisations in the US and Southeast Asia, warns cybersecurity giant Symantec.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Blatter in Moscow for 'private' visit: Kremlin
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter is in Moscow on a private visit meaning that all the meetings he has during his stay in the Russian capital will be private as well, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednsesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Alia's 'Raazi' mints over Rs 200 cr worldwide
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Alia Bhatt-starrer "Raazi" has minted over Rs 200 crore worldwide, announced filmmaker Karan Johar, who has co-produced the film.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bullying ups depressive symptoms among autistic teenagers: Study
London, June 20 (IANS) Bullying can increase depressive symptoms among autistic teenagers more than genetic differences, a new study suggests.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Argentina wraps up training for momentous Croatia duel
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Argentina's national team on Wednesday completed its final training session in the Russian town of Bronnitsy near Moscow before heading to Nizhny Novgorod, where they will face Croatia in their second 2018 FIFA World Cup match in Group D.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Kit Harington plans makeover after wrapping up GoT
London, June 20 (IANS) Actor Kit Harington says he will cut his hair short after wrapping up "Game of Thrones".
2018-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New NASA instrument to monitor plant water use from space
Washington, June 20 (IANS) NASA plans to install on the International Space Station (ISS) an instrument that will measure the temperature of plants from space, enabling researchers to determine plant water use and to study how drought conditions affect plant health.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Being raised by single mother has been inspiring: Miss India World 2018 (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The newly crowned Miss India World Anukreethy Vas -- who works for the education of transgenders -- feels a smile keeps everyone going, something she has learnt from her mother, who rose her single-handedly. The 19-year-old feels that being raised by a single mother was challenging, but being strong in every situation kept them going.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Tripura to execute Smart City project with ADB loan
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) The Tripura government has taken a Rs 500 crore loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Hudco to execute the Rs 1,000 crore Smart City project here, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Financial experts of Modi government fed up: Congress
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday took a dig at the Modi government over Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian's decision to quit his post, saying financial experts of the government were completely fed up by its "colossal economic mismanagement".
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Scoring winner in World Cup opener is dream come true: England skipper
Saint Petersburg (Russia), June 20 (IANS) England football captain Harry Kane has said scoring the winner at such a high level was a dream come true, according to an interview shared by the English Football Association on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
A.R. Rahman appointed Sikkim government's brand ambassador
Gangtok, June 20 (IANS) Famed Indian composer and singer-songwriter A.R. Rahman has been appointed the brand ambassador of the Sikkim government, a senior minister said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Sikkim,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Eva Longoria welcomes first child
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria has given birth to her first child, a son she has named Santiago Enrique.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bank Of Maharashtra CMD arrested in Rs 3,000 cr fake loans case
Pune, June 20 (IANS) In a sudden development, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) here arrested Ravindra P. Marathe, the Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Maharashtra, in a case of Rs 3,000 crore fraudulent loans extended to Pune's DSK Group, an official said here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chinese President meets Nepal PM
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping met Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Wednesday and said Beijing is ready to cooperate with the Himalayan nation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.
2018-06-20
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Policeman shot dead in Bihar
Patna, June 20 (IANS) A policeman was shot dead on Wednesday in Bihar's Gaya district, police said.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Motorcyclist on a multi-nation anti-plastic mission (Lead, correcting intro)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With India estimated to generate 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day, media professional Abhimanyu Chakrovorthy, 31, is all set for a 10,000 km crowdfunded motorcycle expedition through India and five neighbouring Southeast Asian countries to spread awareness of its pernicious effects and to encourage people to shun its use.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sudden rains bring brief respite to Kolkata
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) A sudden spell of afternoon rains brought relief in boiling Kolkata and parts of south Bengal region on Wednesday but the monsoon will only progress in the next two to three days, a Met official said here.
2018-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Global cues lift equity indices; Sensex ends over 200 points higher
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Broadly positive global cues lifted the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday, with the barometer Sensex of the BSE closing with gains of more than 200 points.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
I'll move to India to watch desi version of 'Superstore': Canadian actor
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Canadian comedian and actor Mark McKinney hopes to see an Indian adaptation of his American show "Superstore" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation move making way for a story infused with Bollywood's formulaic fare of elaborate song and dance sequences.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Kim Jong-un wraps up visit to Beijing
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un left China on Wednesday after a two-day stay in which he held talks with President Xi Jinping.
2018-06-20
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
The bigger picture: How a drone photographer is capturing inequality from the air
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Towering skyscrapers and crumbling shanties, swathes of land awash in greenery and cramped urban dwelling spaces, regal-looking bungalows and slums may co-exist on ground but when viewed from the sky, they can reveal structural inequality prevailing all around us.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Being raised by single mother has been inspiring: Miss India World (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The newly crowned Miss India World Anukreethy Vas -- who works for transgenders' education -- feels a smile keeps everyone going, something she has learnt this quality from her mother, who rose her single-handedly. The 19-year-old feels that being raised by a single mother was challenging, but being strong in every situtation kept them going.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Government to review Air India divestment options
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday said that it will review alternative options in place of the recently commenced process of inviting Expression of Interest (EOI) for stake sale which has been called off.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
China 'disappointed' as US exits UN human rights body
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) China is disappointed over the US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, China,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Goa government directed to submit Brics food scam report
Panaji, June 20 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed that the Goa Chief Secretary's report on the alleged Rs 51 lakh Brics food scam during the 2016 international event, should be submitted to the Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC).
2018-06-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Governor's rule not to affect anti-terror operations: Army chief
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The imposition of governors rule in Jammu and Kashmir will not affect anti-terror operations, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday and noted that there was no political interference.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
DSport to livecast Tour De France 2018
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Discovery Communications' premium sports TV channel -- DSport will broadcast live the upcoming season of 'Tour De France' -- a prestigious annual cycling event.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Government cheated farmers on MSP to gain votes: Congress
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday criticised the Modi government over several farmer-related issues including "defrauding" farmers by giving them a false promise of paying 50 per cent extra for their crop above the minimum mandated by the government.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
61 killed in Afghanistan clashes
Kabul, June 20 (IANS) At least 45 Afghan security forces and 16 militants have been killed after Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in two Afghanistan provinces, authorities said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
3 bodies found, 176 missing in Indonesia boat capsize
Jakarta, June 20 (IANS) Rescuers have recovered three bodies and are searching for 176 people who remain missing after a passenger boat sank in Lake Toba on Indonesia's Sumatra island two days ago, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PM to lead Yoga Day celebrations in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead fourth International Yoga Day celebrations here in Uttarakhand on Thursday in the presence of thousands of volunteers performing yoga "asanas".
2018-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
Farmers' income increasing, says Modi
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the income of farmers in the country increased, and also doubled in many cases, due to various initiatives taken by the Central government.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Arvind looking to take B2C segment to Rs 1,500 cr
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Textiles major Arvind Ltd is looking to take its B2C (business to consumer) segment which includes fabrics and ready-to-wear garments to Rs 1,500 crore in the next five years from the current Rs 700 crore, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Kerala policeman approaches HC to quash FIR
Kochi, June 20 (IANS) A Kerala policeman who alleged he was beaten by the daughter of a senior police officer on Wednesday filed a petition before the High Court to quash an FIR filed against him.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Asian rivals' winning performances stimulate South Korea, says Jung
St. Petersburg, June 20 (IANS) South Korean defensive midfielder Jung Woo-young on Wednesday said that other Asian teams' winning performances at the 2018 FIFA World Cup gives stimulations to his team.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Facebook rolls out brand collaboration manager for creators
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) To give YouTube stiff competition, Facebook has rolled out several monetisation products for its creator community including a "Brand Collabs Manager" that lets brands search and find creators to potentially establish deals and partnerships with.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Panasonic refreshes 'P' series in India
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Expanding its P-series, Panasonic on Wednesday launched its "P90" smartphone for Rs 5,599 in India.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Goa government directed to submit Brics food scam report
Panaji, June 20 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed that the Goa Chief Secretary's report on the alleged Rs 51 lakh Brics food scam during the 2016 international event, should be submitted to the Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC).
2018-06-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Peru holds final training before crucial game vs France
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Peru's national team on Wednesday held a final training session on the eve of their crucial match against France in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Omung Kumar merges Indian, Thai elements for IIFA stage
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Omung Kumar, who clocks a decade of designing the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards stage this year, says he has tried to merge Thai elements of the Siam Niramit theatre in Bangkok with an Indian touch and enhance the experience with technology.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Beijing mum on its envoy's proposal of China-India-Pakistan summit
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) China on Wednesday was mum on its envoy's proposal that Beijing, New Delhi and Islamabad engage in a trilateral meet, an idea India has already shot down.
2018-06-20
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Over 68.5mn displaced worldwide: UN official
Tripoli, June 20 (IANS) The number of displaced people around the world has increased to over 68 million, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has said.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP accuses IUML of cheating Rohith Vemula's family
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday accused the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) of using the family of Hyderabad University student Rohith Vemula for political motives.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UNISOC unveils two new mobile chipsets for AR/VR applications
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) China-based fabless semiconductor company UNISOC (formerly Spreadtrum Communications) on Wednesday launched its latest chipsets "SC9863" and "SC9832E" for machine learning and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) related applications in India.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kamal slams TN government on Chennai-Salem expressway arrests
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday slammed the Tamil Nadu government for arresting people protesting against the eight-lane green corridor between Chennai and Salem.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How your toothpaste can contribute to antibiotic resistance
Sydney, June 20 (IANS) A common ingredient found in toothpaste and handwash may contribute to antibiotic resistance in body, warns a new study.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
US expecting N.Korea to return troop remains
Washington, June 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration is expecting North Korea to return up to 200 sets of remains believed to be of American service members who died during the Korean War, according to officials.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Over 5mn Afghan refugees return home in 16 years: UNHCR
Kabul, June 20 (IANS) More than 5 million Afghan refugees have returned to their militancy-plagued country over the past 16 years, a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) statement said here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
CEA Arvind Subramanian's term won't be extended on his own request: Jaitley
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Chief Economic Advisor (CEA), Arvind Subramanian's term would not be extended any further as he wants to go back to the US due to family commitments, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian Embassy felicitates International Yoga Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo, June 20 (IANS) The Indian Embassy in Hungary has felicitated the celebration of 4th International Day of Yoga in seven cities of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Bosnia And Herzegovina,Lifestyle/Fashion,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Varun Dhawan salutes security guard on TV show (TV Snippets)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan saluted a security guard on a television show as a mark of respect for the man's bravery, dedication to duty and family.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Kamal meets EC officials on party registration
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan, who has floated Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), on Wednesday met Election Commission officials and expressed confidence that the process of registration of his political party will be done in around a week's time.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vohra puts J&K Assembly under suspended animation
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Wednesday placed the state Assembly under suspended animation.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Terror groups will be flushed out of J&K: Rajnath
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the government will not tolerate terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir any more and that operations will be launched to flush out militants.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Terrorism
Canada becomes second nation to legalize marijuana
Ottawa, June 20 (IANS) Canadian Parliament has passed a "historic" bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana nationwide, becoming the second country in the world to do so.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Canada,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Living in mountains may affect bone growth
London, June 20 (IANS) The place you live may have some influence on your bone growth as a new study has shown that people residing at higher altitudes may have relatively shorter lower arm segments.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Indian woman gives birth in Bangladesh railway station
Dhaka, June 20 (IANS) An Indian woman gave birth to a baby inside the toilet of a railway station here, a media report said.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Over 1 lakh patients in Kerala to receive palliative care
Thiruvananthapuram, June 20 (IANS) At least 1.50 lakh patients in Kerala who suffer from various ailments will have a better quality of life through palliative care, the government said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rakul's film with Ajay Devgn is 50 per cent complete
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet, who last featured in Neeraj Pandey's "Aiyaary", says 50 per cent of the shoot of her forthcoming urban romantic comedy film with Ajay Devgn, is complete.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rahman's song 'Ruby Ruby' for 'Sanju' out (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Oscar-winning musician A.R. Rahman's track "Ruby Ruby" for Sanjay Dutt's upcoming biopic "Sanju" is out with a zingy twist.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chitrangada, Aditi share same love in Mumbai
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) There is one thing that is similar about Bollywood actresses Chitrangada Singh and Aditi Rao Hydari -- their love for Bandra in Mumbai.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Michael Jackson Broadway musical in works
New York, June 20 (IANS) A stage musical based on late King of Pop Michael Jackson's life is heading to Broadway.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
How psychological stress affects vision
London, June 20 (IANS) Persistent psychological stress which is widely recognised as a consequence of vision loss is also a major contributor to its development and progression, a new study has warned.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Toll in Lucknow hotels blaze reaches 6
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) The death toll in the blaze at two hotels here climbed to six on Wednesday, with one person succumbing to his burn injuries, police said. A magisterial probe into the blaze has begun.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will present full budget in July: Kumaraswamy (Lead, Correcting Intro)
Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) Settling speculation over the nature of the state budget for fiscal 2018-19, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has said that he will present a full budget in July.
2018-06-20
Category: International, India,Politics,Business/Economy
Kashmiri Pandits reach J&K for annual festival
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) Scores of migrant Kashmiri Pandits arrived at Mata Kheer Bhawani Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district on Wednesday to attend an annual festival, officials said.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Firm Asian cues lift equity indices; Sensex gains over 200 points
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Broadly positive Asian cues lifted the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday afternoon, with the barometer Sensex of the BSE gaining over 200 points so far.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Palaniswami thanks Modi for AIIMS in Madurai
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for deciding to establish an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Madurai district.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
We will save our celebrations, says Japan coach Nishino
Saransk, June 20 (IANS) After a stunning 2-1 triumph against Colombia in the opening match of the World Cup Group H, Japan coach Akira Nishino said the team should play low key and save the celebrations for more victories.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
'Jalebi - The Everlasting Taste Of Love' to release on August 31
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) "Jalebi- The Everlasting Taste Of Love", backed by Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatts production house Vishesh Films, is scheduled to release on August 31.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Yahoo Mail launches app for Android 'Go' phones
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Oath Inc on Wednesday announced that Yahoo Mail is bringing a new application optimised for entry-level Android "Go" smartphones and a new version of its mobile website.
2018-06-20
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Midfielder Wilshere set to leave Arsenal
London, June 20 (IANS) Midfielder Jack Wilshere said he will leave Arsenal this summer, saying he was left with "no option but to pursue other opportunities".
2018-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Monchengladbach sign youngster Poulsen from FC Midtjylland
Berlin, June 20 (IANS) Borussia Monchengladbach have completed the transfer of defender Andreas Poulsen from Danish side FC Midtjylland, the Bundesliga club said.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
If 'Race 3' was bad, wouldn't have worked at box office: Bobby Deol
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actor Bobby Deol, who has returned on the big screen after a while with "Race 3" -- which has not got encouraging reviews -- has defended the movie saying if it was that bad, it wouldn't have fetched box office results.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb loses $30 mn after being hacked
Seoul, June 20 (IANS) Seoul-based cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb on Wednesday announced it had lost over $30 million after being hacked, the second cyberattack in two weeks to hit a major South Korean bitcoin exchange, the media reported.
2018-06-20
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Tunisia's goalkeeper quits World Cup after shoulder injury
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Tunisian national team goalkeeper Mouez Hassen had to retire from the World Cup in Russia because of a shoulder injury he suffered in his team's debut match against England in Volgograd, according to the Tunisian Football Federation.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Rick Ross hit with $2 mn judgment
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Hip-hop star Rick Ross has been asked to cough up $2 million in a trademark infringement case.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump critical threat to Australian interests: Poll
Canberra, June 20 (IANS) At least 42 per cent of Australians consider US President Donald Trump a critical threat to their country's interests, according to a poll published on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Scott Baio wont be charged over sexual assault allegations
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Actor-director Scott Baio will not be charged with sexual assault after his former "Charles in Charge" co-star Nicole Eggert accused him in January of molesting her for years.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Good to have Khloe back in city: Kim Kardashian West
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian is back in the city and no one is happier than her elder sister Kim Kardashian West.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Afghanistan may extend ceasefire with Taliban
Kabul, June 20 (IANS) Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has said the government is prepared to extend the ceasefire for one year if the Taliban leadership is ready for a three-day ceasefire extension, the media reported.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
US tech giants: Stop border separation of families
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) Joining the growing chorus against the Donald Trump administration's policy of enforcing separation of children from parents at the US-Mexico border, CEOs of prominent tech giants in the US have called for a change.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Kyrgios beats Murray, Feliciano advances to quarters
London, June 20 (IANS) Nick Kyrgios eliminated local favourite Andy Murray from the Queen's Club Championships, a Wimbledon tune-up event, while Feliciano Lopez beat David Goffin to advance to the quarter-finals of the event after the withdrawal of Milos Raonic.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Goalkeeper Pervan joins Wolfsburg
Berlin, June 20 (IANS) Austrian goalkeeper Pavao Pervan has joined Wolfsburg from Linzer ASK, both sides announced.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Australian telecom giant slashes 8,000 jobs
Canberra, June 20 (IANS) Australia's biggest telecom operator Telstra is cutting 8,000 jobs in a dramatic bid to bring down costs, the company announced on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy
Railways to build another bridge over Yamuna to ease congestion
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Aiming to speed up train movement over the Yamuna and also decongest the Ghaziabad-New Delhi rail corridor -- one of the busiest in the country -- Indian Railways has proposed an additional rail bridge over the river in the capital.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Brazil's Neymar leaves practice with ankle pain
Sochi, June 20 (IANS) Brazil forward Neymar had to leave a practice session due to discomfort in his right ankle, but is expected to be fit for the upcoming Group E World Cup match against Costa Rica.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Hollywood stars rally against Trump's immigrant policy
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Hollywood celebrities like Natalie Portman, Mindy Kaling and John Legend have spoken out against the controversial illegal immigration policy by US President Donald Trump's administration.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Farmers' income increasing, says Modi
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the income of farmers in the country increased, and also doubled in many cases, due to various initiatives taken by the central government.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
White House Deputy Chief of Staff steps down
Washington, June 20 (IANS) Joe Hagin, the White House Deputy Chief of Staff who orchestrated logistics for the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has stepped down and will depart the administration next month.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
A view through an infrastructure investor's prism (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
Perspectives on infrastructure assets vary widely: While investors focus on investment returns, policymakers analyse both financial and socio-economic benefits. It would be worthwhile for policymakers to view things through an investor's investment prism because an understanding of the critical factors that shape investment decisions will help frame better policies to expedite Indian infrastructure creation.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Aarya Babbar to direct short film 'Shunya'
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actor Aarya Babbar, currently pursuing a filmmaking course at the New York Film Academy, will direct a short film titled "Shunya", based on communal riots. It will feature actor Yashpal Sharma.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sitharaman visits rifleman Aurangzeb's family in J&K
Jammu, June 20 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday visited the family of rifleman Aurangzeb who was abducted and killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir on June 15.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Motorcyclist on a multi-nation anti-plastic mission
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With India estimated to generate 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day, media professional Abhimanyu Chakrovorthy, 31, has set off on a 10,000 km crowdfunded motorcycle expedition through India and five neighbouring Southeast Asian countries to spread awareness of its pernicious effects and to encourage people to shun its use.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rajasthan No.1 in water conservation: NITI Ayog
Jaipur, June 20 (IANS) NITI Aayog has ranked Rajasthan at No.1 among the states in water conversation as it registered a significant increase in the level of ground water.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Just 25% adults use Internet in India: Pew survey
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) Despite talk of Digital India, only one-in-four in the country reported using the Internet in 2017, which is among the lowest in the world, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy
Our mission is to take Indian crafts, skills to the world: Shyamal-Bhumika
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) This is an exciting year for Shyamal and Bhumika Shodhan as they plan to reach out to more brides in India and abroad. They designer couple also aspires to take Indian crafts and skills to the world as they feel India has been the textile hub of the world for time immemorial.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Additional Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh posted to J&K
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) B.V.R. Subramanyam, the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) in Chattisgarh, was posted to Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday following the imposition of Governor's Rule in the state
2018-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
International Yoga Day: India's new global narrative (Comment)
India's soft power and its new global outreach became apparent after the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 responded positively to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suggestion that June 21 every year be commemorated worldwide as International Yoga Day.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
IIFA 2018: Bollywood stars to dazzle in Bangkok; Rekha to perform live after 20 years (Curtain Raiser)
Bangkok, June 20 (IANS) Back to the Thai capital after a decade, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards, commencing here Thursday, will not just feature power-packed performances by celebrities including the evergreen Rekha -- performing live on stage after 20 years -- but will seek to raise awareness about women's empowerment, gender equality and plastic pollution.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Thailand,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
B-Town celebrities wish Irrfan Khan speedy recovery
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Celebrities like Paresh Rawal, Ayushmann Khurrana and Swara Bhasker among many others have wished a speedy recovery to Internationally acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan, who is currently in treatment for a "rare disease".
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Benicio Del Toro wants better representation of Puerto Ricans
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) "Sicario" and 'Guardians of the Galaxy" actor Benicio Del Toro has called for more representation of Puerto Ricans in the U.S. government.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Richa heads to London for premiere of 'Love Sonia'
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha has jetted off to London for the world premiere of her film "Love Sonia" at the London Indian Film Festival.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nepal, China sign 8 deals worth $2.24bn
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Nepal and China on Wednesday signed eight agreements worth $2.4 billion on the second day of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's visit.
2018-06-20
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Momina Mustehsan works with Arjun Kanungo for debut single
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Pakistani singer Momina Mustehsan, who rose to fame after "Afreen Afreen" on Coke Studio, has teamed up with Indian singer-composer-actor Arjun Kanungo for her debut single "Aaya Na Tu".
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Amazon Alexa assisting NASA become smarter at work
Washington, June 20 (IANS) While you are busy giving Alexa commands to play your favourite song or book an Uber, the intelligent virtual assistant from Amazon is helping the US space agency organise daily tasks while making sense of intrinsic data-sets.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy
US pulls out dealing blow to UN Human Rights Council's credibility
United Nations, June 20 (IANS) Striking a blow against the UN Human Rights Council's credibility, the US is withdrawing from the "hypocritical" organisation, US Permanent Representative Nikki Haley has announced.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
J&K placed under Governor's Rule after President's approval
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir was placed under the Governor's Rule on Wednesday following President Ram Nath Kovind's approval.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Sunny Wednesday morning, hot day ahead
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The National Capital woke up to a sunny Wednesday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 29.8 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trump aggressively defends border family separation
Washington, June 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has aggressively defended his policy of separating children from their parents at the Mexico border, accusing the migrants of "infesting" the country, media reports said.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Markets open on a higher note on Wednesday
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
General Electric dropped from Dow after over 100 years
New York, June 20 (IANS) General Electric (G.E.), the last original member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, was dropped from the blue-chip index for the first time in 110 years and replaced by the Walgreens Boots Alliance drugstore chain.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Trumps host Spanish royal couple at White House
Washington, June 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain at the White House.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Parab not involved in ketamine trade: Goa BJP
Panaji, June 20 (IANS) Goa's BJP unit has said that Vasudev Parab, holder of a government-allotted industrial plot in the coastal state where a Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) raid unearthed a ketamine manufacturing racket, was not involved in its trade.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kelly Clarkson will love her body 'no matter what'
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Singer Kelly Clarkson, who has lost a lot of weight, believes in having a body-positive attitude.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
3 militants killed, 5 security men injured in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) Three Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants were killed and five security men injured in a gunfight in Tral area of Pulwama district, police said.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Italy's Osteria Francescana is world's best restaurant
Bilbao (Spain), June 20 (IANS) Italy's Osteria Francescana was proclaimed Tuesday as the best eatery on the planet during the World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards ceremony at Bilbao's Euskalduna palace.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Spain,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Orlando Bloom had a crush on Cate Blanchett
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Actor Orlando Bloom says he had a major crush on actress Cate Blanchett while they were filming for "The Lord of the Rings".
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
General Electric to be removed from Dow index
New York, June 20 (IANS) General Electric is going to lose its place on the Dow Jones Industrial Average after more than 100 years in a move that reflects a fall in the firm's fortunes and changes to the US economy.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Anukreethy Vas is Femina Miss India World 2018
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) The 55th Femina Miss India World 2018 winner is Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu, while first runner-up is Meenakshi Chaudhary from Haryana and second Shreya Rao from Andhra Pradesh.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz
UN chief regrets as US exits 'biased' Human Rights Council
United Nations, June 20 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres regretted the withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), said his spokesman on Tuesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Mere Sai' title track singer tries for 'Indian Idol'
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Pune-based Jaydeep Vaidya, the voice behind the title track of television show "Mere Sai", has auditioned for reality TV show "Indian Idol". He hopes to become a finalist.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Iran to oppose proposal to raise OPEC crude output
Tehran, June 20 (IANS) Iran will not accept Saudi Arabia's proposal to increase crude output of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Iran's representative to the OPEC was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Turkey,Business/Economy
Tourism emerges second largest forex earner in Sri Lanka
Colombo, June 20 (IANS) Tourism has emerged as the second highest foreign exchange earner in Sri Lanka, beating the island country's lucrative garment industry which held this position for the past eight years since 2010, official data showed on Tuesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Business/Economy
Five injured in minor blast at London Tube station
London, June 20 (IANS) At least five people were injured after a reported minor explosion at a Tube station in north London, police said on Tuesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US pulls out of 'biased' UN Human Rights Council
Washington, June 20 (IANS) The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tips to keep in mind while renting house or flat
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Prioritise your list of features and amenities, avoid fly-by night brokers and checkout the condition of the apartment and who will pay for the major repairs and maintenance before you rent a house or a flat, suggest experts.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Separating families only way to end illegal migration, says Trump
Washington, June 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has defended his policy of splitting up families entering the US illegally, defying a growing chorus of condemnation.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights

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