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Azlan Shah: India beat Japan 2-0 in opener
Ipoh (Malaysia), March 23 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team started their 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup campaign on a positive note as they defeated Asian Games champions Japan 2-0 here on Saturday.
2019-03-23
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Hockey
Palaniswami pledged AIADMK with BJP: Stalin
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Saturday said Chief Minister K. Palaniswami has pledged his party AIADMK to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to escape corruption complaints.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Yogi to kick off BJP's UP campaign on Sunday
Lucknow, March 23 (IANS) With less than 20 days to go for the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to kick off its poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
PUBG says sorry after Indian users shut out of game
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Some PlayersUnknown Battleground (PUBG) players in India were in for a shock when they received health reminder pop-ups on their screens, barring them from playing the popular game. The company on Saturday said it had fixed the undisclosed issue.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Situation changes, location remains the same: Shatrughan
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) The irrepressible Shatrughan Sinha may have lost the BJP's nomination from the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat to Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. But is he sulking about it? Far from it!
2019-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Bollywood,Politics
Fashion designer Agnimitra Paul joins BJP in Bengal
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Well-known fashion designer Agnimitra Paul joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Saturday.
2019-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Mamata regime one-person show, did nothing: Rahul
Chanchal (West Bengal), March 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, accusing her of running the entire state according to her whims.
2019-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Deve Gowda to contest from Karnataka's Tumkur
Bengaluru, March 23 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) supremo and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda will contest from the Tumkur Lok Sabha constituency in south Karnataka, a party official said on Saturday.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
'France pursuing Azhar global terrorist status with EU'
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) With China putting on hold the efforts in United Nations Security Council (UNSC), spearheaded by France with UK and US, to declare terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad's chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist, France has again taken the initiative on the issue and has approached to European Union for the purpose.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Child rescued from Haryana borewell critical
Hisar, March 23 (IANS) The condition of a 18-month-old, rescued from a 70-foot narrow borewell in Haryana's Hisar district, was critical, doctors said on Saturday.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hypertension drug shows promise in liver disease
New York, March 23 (IANS) A drug used to lower blood pressure within a system of veins and inflammation could effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition of the liver, say researchers, including one of the Indian origin.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Medtronic heart devices vulnerable to hacking: US
Washington, March 23 (IANS) The US Homeland Security Department has issued an alert, describing two types of hacking vulnerabilities in 16 different models of Medtronic implantable defibrillators.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
Sensitising a homophobic society important: Faruk
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Faruk Kabir, director of the digital film "377 Ab Normal", says though the Supreme Court decriminalised Section 377, the Indian society is still homophobic and that's why more stories on homosexuality should be told.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
2 Tripura men back after 15-year jail in Bangladesh
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) Two Indian men returned to their homes in Tripura after spending 15 years in Bangladesh jail on the charges under the Arms Act, the police said on Saturday.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Warner gears up for innings 2.0 amidst much fanfare
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad's star opener David Warner is back in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League after missing the last edition due to the ban imposed on him by Cricket Australia for his involvement in Sandpaper Gate.
2019-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Michelle Pfeiffer finds Catwoman whip
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Almost 27 years since she starred as Catwoman in "Batman Returns", actress Michelle Pfeiffer has found part of her character's costume.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mamta government a one-person show, says Rahul
Chanchal (West Bengal), March 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, accusing her of running the entire state according to her whims.
2019-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
IPL opening ceremony funds donated to armed forces
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) In the wake of the Pulwama terror attacks and keeping in mind the sentiments of the people, the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), administering the BCCI, has decided to cancel the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and donate the money budgeted for it to the armed forces.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Won't contest Lok Sabha elections: Shah Faesal
Srinagar, March 23 (IANS) Former IAS officer Shah Faesal said on Saturday that his recently launched party won't contest the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Acting just happened: 'Divya Drishti' actress Sana
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Actress Sana Sayyad, currently seen in the show "Divya Drishti", says acting just happened to her but now she loves it.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
P.J. Kurien slams reports of joining BJP in Kerala
Pathanamthitta (Kerala) March 23 (IANS) Former Deputy Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha and veteran Congress leader P.J.Kurien on Saturday expressed anguish at the widespread speculation in the media circles and in the social media that he is all set to join the BJP, which he has dismissed as rubbish and baseless.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
IPL: Battle of equals as DC take on MI (Preview)
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) After a disappointing last season, three-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will be looking to start afresh when they take on Delhi Capitals in their opening game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 12 at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Streisand on MJ accusers: It didn't kill them
London, March 23 (IANS) Veteran singer-actress Barbra Streisand believes late pop star Michael Jackson's accusers, but says they were thrilled to be there.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Hollywood
A good IPL will help me stay in rhythm for WC: Dhawan
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) He is back home and India opener Shikhar Dhawan is looking to make it a season worth remembering for the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL). While the team has failed to rise to the challenge in the last couple of seasons, finishing at the bottom of the table, they have rejigged the squad and brought in a good mix of youth and experience.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Kazakhstan renames capital as Nur-Sultan
Astana, March 23 (IANS) Kazakhstan's new President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Saturday signed a decree to officially rename the country's capital Astana as Nur-Sultan.
2019-03-23
Category: International, Kazakhstan,Politics
Congress move to field Digvijaya hints at tough fight
Bhopal, March 23 (IANS) Indicative of a tough fight, the Congress has decided to field former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister from the Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency, it was announced here on Saturday. Bhopal is one of the four seats the party has not been able to wrest from the BJP for the past three decades.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP releases 4th list, Muslim woman fielded in Bengal
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday released its fourth list of candidates for 11 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
AFC U-23: India in must-win situation vs Tajikistan
Tashkent, March 23 (IANS) After a loss against defending champions Uzbekistan, the India Under-23 colts will be in a "do-or-die" situation against Tajikistan in the ongoing AFC U-23 Championship, here on Sunday.
2019-03-23
Category: International, Uzbekistan,Sports,Football
TB can cause infertility in women, say experts
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Tuberculosis (TB) bacterium primarily affects the lungs, but can also spread and cause secondary infections to the uterus and even the fallopian tubes, which can reduce chances of pregnancy, health experts warned ahead of the World Tuberculosis Day that falls on March 24.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kashmiri traders: Bring Rizwan's killers to justice
Srinagar, March 23 (IANS) Kashmiri businessmen and civil society members, here on Saturday, expressed anguish at the alleged silence of the world community and rights organisations over the 'repeated brutalisation of Kashmiris'.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Kashmir,Politics
Warner was with us in spirit last season: Yusuf
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) David Warner might not have been a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) last season, but for his teammates, it felt like he was constantly in touch with them throughout the season, experienced middle-order batsman Yusuf Pathan revealed on Saturday.
2019-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
I challenge Modi, Shah for debate, says Pitroda (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Rahul Gandhis close confidant Sam Pitroda, who is in the eye of a political storm after his alleged comment questioning the claims about the air strikes on terror camps in Pakistan, said on Saturday that he did not say anything disrespectful of jawans or the armed forces, terming the claims by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top functionaries of the government and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on his remarks as a blatant lie.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mayawati calls Modi greeting Pakistan PM cheating
Lucknow, March 23 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi's greeting to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan on the occasion of their National Day as "cheating" and accused him of double speak for votes.
2019-03-23
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Delhi Crime': Chilling in its atmospheric pressure
Series: "Delhi Crime" (Netflix); Cast: Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal; Director: Richie Mehta; Rating: *** ½ (3 and a half stars)
2019-03-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Anti-TB drugs may not prevent reinfection: Study
Toronto, March 23 (IANS) Anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs cause changes to gut microbiota and increase susceptibility to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) -- a major reason why current treatments are ineffective in preventing reinfections, say researchers.
2019-03-23
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Chaos at Rahul Gandhi rally in Bengal, no one hurt
Chanchal (West Bengal), March 23 (IANS) It was complete chaos at Congress President Rahul Gandhi's rally in West Bengal's Malda district on Saturday as a massive crowd had gathered at the venue to hear him, a Congress leader said.
2019-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
US disaster relief agency exposed survivors' data
Washington, March 23 (IANS) The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) exposed 2.3 million disaster survivors to possible identity theft, according to a new report.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
World boxing chief Rahimov resigns
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) International Boxing Federation (AIBA) president Gafur Rahimov has resigned on the eve of the decisive IOC executive meeting on Sunday,
2019-03-23
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Vote on May's Brexit deal may not happen next week
London, March 23 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May has told MPs that there might not be a third vote on her Brexit deal next week if there was insufficient support for it to pass.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Politics
Karambir Singh to be new Indian Navy chief
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Eastern Naval Command chief, Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, was Saturday appointed the new Chief of the Indian Navy. He will succeed Admiral Sunil Lanba who retires from service on May 31.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Aurangabad Congress MLA quits, to contest LS polls
Aurangabad (Maharasthra), March 23 (IANS) Abdul Sattar A. Nabi, a senior Congress legislator from Maharashtra's Sillod Assembly constituency, quit the party on Saturday to contest as an Independent in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Higher taxes for foreign investors from April 1
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Changes in the SEBI listing and prevention of insider-trading regulations, revisions in the double-taxation avoidance agreements (DTAAs) with Mauritius and Singapore are set to come into effect from April 1.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BJP shrugs off Yeddy Diaries' impact on poll prospects (Dangal 2019)
Bengaluru, March 23 (IANS) Dubbing the report in 'The Caravan' news magazine based on 'Yeddy Diaries' a concoction, a defiant BJP's Karnataka unit on Saturday accused the Congress of using its dirty tricks department to harm its prospects in the upcoming general elections.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Bollywood flips through crime pages for inspiration
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Going beyond the usual formulated tales of boy meeting girl, falling in love and running around trees -- Indian filmmakers are now taking a step forward focusing on crime scenes and bringing them alive on screens.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Akhilesh accuses BJP of being schizophrenic
Lucknow, March 23 (IANS) Launching a blistering attack on the BJP here on Saturday, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be schizophrenic.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Fantain ropes in Suresh Raina as brand ambassador
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Fantasy Sports company -- 'Fantain has announced the signing of ace cricketer Suresh Raina as its brand ambassador.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Congress moves EC against Goa government order
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) In a complaint to the Election Commission of India on Saturday, the Goa Congress has demanded that the poll authority should strike down a state government order, which appoints two key coalition leaders as deputy Chief Ministers.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Edelweiss AMC on the look out for acquisitions
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Edelweiss Asset Management Ltd is open to acquire good retail assets and would certainly look at IDBI Mutual Fund if it comes up for sale, said a top official.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Cyclone Trevor hits Australia's northern coast
Canberra, March 23 (IANS) Cyclone Trevor made landfall on Saturday in Australia's northern coast, bringing torrential rain and winds of up to 250 km/h.
2019-03-23
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Germany arrests 10 over suspected Islamist attack
Berlin, March 23 (IANS) Police in Germany on Saturday arrested 10 people on suspicion of planning an Islamist attack.
2019-03-23
Category: International, Germany,Terrorism
Modi is rich men's chowkidar: Rahul Gandhi
Patna, March 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday saying he is the chowkidar of "rich-men" and he only protects and cares for the rich.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Rapper Cardi B to sue bloggers for defamation
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B is suing bloggers for claiming she is a "prostitute with herpes".
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Completed 60% shooting of 'Panipat': Arjun Kapoor
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor has shared that he has competed 60 per cent shooting of the upcoming war drama film "Panipat".
2019-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
It's special for me to shoot in Kashmir: Soni
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Veteran actress Soni Razdan says it is special for her to shoot in Kashmir as she is half Kashmiri.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Kashmir,Bollywood
Modi biopic producer speaks up on credit row
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) A day after Javed Akhtar and Sameer denied writing songs for Omung Kumar B's forthcoming directorial "PM Narendra Modi", the film's producer Sandip Ssingh on Saturday cleared the air about giving credits to the lyricists.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
IS loses last Syrian stronghold: US-backed forces
Damascus, March 23 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) has lost its last stronghold in Syria, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Saturday, bringing an end to the so-called caliphate declared by the terror group in 2014.
2019-03-23
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
NASA astronauts spacewalk to change ISS batteries
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Two NASA astronauts - Nick Hague and Anne McClain - have successfully completed an over six hour spacewalk and replaced the ageing batteries on the International Space Station (ISS).
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Petitions call for Nobel Peace Prize to Ardern
Wellington, March 23 (IANS) Two petitions were launched calling for New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for her handling of the March 15 Christchurch mosques carnage, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Super Cup saga continues as AIFF refuses to budge
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The saga of the 2019 Super Cup just doesn't seem to end. While seven I-League clubs initially refused to play the tournament citing the step-motherly treatment from the All India Football Federation (AIFF), things took a positive turn when AIFF general secretary Kushal Das informed the clubs that president Praful Patel will meet them and discuss their problems.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Digvijaya Singh is Congress LS candidate from Bhopal
Bhopal, March 23 (IANS) Ending speculation, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Saturday announced that former Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from the Bhopal constituency on the Congress ticket.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Kerala Congress urges Rahul to contest from Wayanad
Thiruvananthapuram, March 23 (IANS) Top Congress leaders in Kerala, including AICC general secretary Oommen Chandy and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, on Saturday urged AICC president Rahul Gandhi to contest from the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat in Kerala.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Venom of hatred will destroy everything: Akhilesh
Lucknow, March 23 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday condemned the attack on a Muslim family in Haryana's Gurugram and said politicians who are trying to disturb the social fabric of the country are unable to understand that the venom of hatred will destroy everything.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
India cut 84% TB deaths in AIDS patients by 2017
Geneva, March 23 (IANS) India achieved 84 per cent reduction in tuberculosis deaths among people living with HIV by 2017 - three years ahead of the target, said a report by The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
2019-03-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vice Admiral Karambir Singh appointed new Navy chief
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The government on Saturday appointed Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as the new Chief of the Naval Staff after incumbent Admiral Sunil Lanba's term ends on May 31.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
3 former BJP leaders in Uttarakhand rejoin party
Dehradun, March 23 (IANS) Three state leaders, who were expelled by the BJP in Uttarakhand, rejoined the party on Saturday.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Mahesh's wax statue to be displayed at AMB Cinemas
Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) The wax statue of superstar Mahesh Babu, to be unveiled on March 25 at Madame Tussauds in Singapore, will also be displayed at the stars multiplex theatre AMB Cinemas here for a day soon after its launch.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Modi to address BJP's Kolkata rally on April 3
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address seven public rallies in West Bengal ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, including a rally at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground on April 3, a source close to the state BJP leadership said on Saturday.
2019-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Congress names 34 more candidates for LS polls
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday declared 34 more candidates for the Lok Sabha polls, fielding Uttar Pradesh unit chief Raj Babbar from Fatehpur Sikri, whose candidature was earlier announced from Moradabad.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL: Tussle sees Royals players stuck outside stadium
Jaipur, March 23 (IANS) Two days before the first game of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab, the stadium gates were locked as a result of a tussle between the Rajasthan sports council and the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA). The issue was resolved after talks between the RCA and the local sports council.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
BJP suppressed Dalits, backward communities: Akhilesh
Lucknow, March 23 (IANS) Launching a blistering attack on the BJP here on Saturday, Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said the party suppressed the Dalits and the backward communities and the people are ready to give their reply in the elections.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Rahul should apologise for Pitroda's remarks: Shah
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah on Saturday said that Congress President Rahul Gandhi should apologise for his chief advisor Sam Pitroda's statement on the February 14 Pulwama attack.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trooper falls unconscious after accidental firing
Srinagar, March 23 (IANS) A Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) trooper fell unconscious after his service rifle went off accidentally here on Saturday.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Kashmir
Trinamool removes 'Congress' from its logo
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling All India Trinamool Congress has dropped the 'Congress' from its new logo earlier this month and added dollops of blue, white and green colour to it besides giving it a catchy slogan in a bid to make the party one with the people of the eastern state.
2019-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
BJP's vow of jobless growth creating havoc: Mayawati
Lucknow, March 23 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday attacked the BJP-led Central government over unemployment in the country, saying that the government's vow of jobless growth is causing havoc.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Dangal 2019,Politics
Kejriwal blames BJP for public rally cancellation
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accused the BJP of having his public rally cancelled, while questioning how many rallies of the saffron party were cancelled in the last five years.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Intel stops developing modular Compute Cards
San Francisco, March 23 (IANS) Intel has decided to stop developing its line of Compute Cards but it would continue to sell its existing line for the time being and offer support for the current generation of products through 2019.
2019-03-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sitting BJP MPs in Goa to contest Lok Sabha polls
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) Sitting MPs, Union Minister for AYUSH Shripad Naik and Narendra Sawaikar, will contest the Lok Sabha elections from the North Goa and South Goa seats respectively, a BJP official said on Saturday.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Reese's daughter's b'day wish to 'gorgeous mama'
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Actress Reese Witherspoon's mini-me daughter Ava Phillippe has wished her "gorgeous mama" a happy birthday.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kejriwal says Modi walking on Hitler's path
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that he is following the path of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, after a video of a brutal physical assault surfaced showing 35 to 40 men mercilessly beating up four men in Haryana's Gurugram.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
NDA names candidates for 39 LS seats in Bihar
Patna, March 23 (IANS) Bihar's ruling NDA on Saturday announced candidates for 39 out of the total 40 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Messi to miss Argentina-Morocco friendly with injury
Buenos Aires, March 23 (IANS) Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's friendly against Morocco because of a groin injury, the country's football federation has said.
2019-03-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Teaser of Suriya produced 'Uriyadi 2' released
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) The teaser of Tamil star Suriya produced upcoming political action-thriller "Uriyadi 2" was released on Saturday at the films audio launch.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
'The Last Color' to open film fest in Austin
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna's directorial debut "The Last Color", starring Neena Gupta, has been selected as the opening night film at the Indie Meme Film Festival (IMFF) 2019 in Austin, Texas.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Trump's N.Korea sanctions tweet sparks confusion
Washington, March 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's tweet on withdrawing sanctions against North Korea has sparked confusion among administration officials.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Samsung US marketing head quits post internal probe
San Francisco, March 23 (IANS) Samsung's Chief Marketing Officer Marc Mathieu has abruptly resigned after the tech major launched an investigation into kickbacks between its employees and marketing partners.
2019-03-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Supernatural' to end after Season 15
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) The popular American TV show "Supernatural" will conclude after 15 seasons.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Efron, Seyfried join animated 'Scooby-Doo' film
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Actors Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried have been roped in to voice the characters of Fred Jones and Daphne Blake respectively in the upcoming animated Scooby-Doo feature film "Scoob".
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tahira calls for regular check ups, mammography
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Writer-director and actor Ayushmann Khurrana's wife Tahira Kashyap, who was diagnosed with breast cancer, has called on everyone to get regular check ups and mammograms done if needed.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP drops four Maharashtra MPs in second list
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has dropped four sitting MPs from Maharashtra while announcing the second list of six nominees for the Lok Sabha elections here on Saturday morning.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Tour operators woo foreigners as they gear up for poll tourism
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Bolstered by an encouraging trend in the last general elections and subsequent state assembly polls, many tour operators and travel companies are gearing up for poll tourism, mainly targeting foreign tourists as political parties gear up for the April-May Lok Sabha contest.
2019-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Justice Ghose takes oath as India's first Lokpal
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Retired Supreme Court Judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose on Saturday took oath as India's first Lokpal.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Digital tools looking like democracy's nemesis (Column: Active Voice)
At the onset of the digital revolution, there was high expectation that digital communication technologies, especially the internet, will prove to be a boon to democracy. It was believed that the internet is a force for good.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics,Technology
Thanks to Ardern, New Zealand today soothes the soul (Comment)
Those who have rushed to psychoanalyze 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant for the outrage in Christchurch, New Zealand, mosques killing 50 people, are concealing the reality, possibly without their knowing it. This line of inquiry will not explain why Christchurch or Pulwama, Utrecht and now Birmingham happened.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Lohia's 'followers' betraying his principles: Modi
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the political parties claiming to be the followers of socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia of betraying his principles and were desperate to form an opportunistic adulteration alliance with the Congress.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Christchurch attack mosque reopens to worshippers
Christchurch, March 23 (IANS) Worshippers on Saturday returned to the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, one of the two mosques where a gunman massacred 50 people on March 15.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Religion,Defence/Security
Federal Reserve signals for Indian investments (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
The signalling at the Federal Reserve of the US meeting last week that no more interest rate hikes should be expected during 2019 has ramifications across the globe given the scale of the US economy and the importance of Federal Reserve policy to global investments. From the perspective of the Indian investment community, there are some crucial takeaways and the reiteration of a few existing trends.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Elba in talks to join Andy Serkis in 'Mouse Guard'
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Actor Idris Elba is in talks to join actor-filmmaker Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster in the fantasy-action movie "Mouse Guard".
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Congress fields Renuka Chowdhary from Khammam
Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) The Congress has named former Union Minister and senior leader Renuka Chowdhary as its candidate for Khammam Lok Sabha seat in Telangana.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
NDA names candidates for 39 seats in Bihar
Patna, March 23 (IANS) The NDA on Saturday announced candidates for 39 of a total 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar for the 2019 general elections.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Microsoft's old Office assistant Clippy is not back
San Francisco, March 23 (IANS) Microsoft has confirmed that its old Office assistant Clippy, the animated paper clip character, is not making a comeback, at least not anytime soon.
2019-03-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Omar condemns 'selective outrage' in Kashmir
Srinagar, March 23 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday hoped that there was equal condemnation against rights violations by militants in the state as when the security forces are accused of it.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
What'll happen if BJP can't get a majority of its own (Column: Political Circus)
Although it is now almost certain that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) - the group of parties led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - will attain a majority in the Lok Sabha in the forthcoming general elections, the question will nevertheless arise whether Narendra Modi will be the Prime Minister since the BJP itself is expected to fall short of a majority of its own.
2019-03-23
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Salman bonds with nephew Ahil, sister Arpita
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Salman Khan's sister Arpita shared a heart-melting photograph of the superstar bonding with his nephew Ahil.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sterling's hat-trick helps England crush Czechs 5-0
London, March 23 (IANS) Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as England thrashed Czech Republic 5-0 in their opening match of the 2020 European championship qualifying campaign at Wembley here.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
France thrash minnows Moldova 4-1 in Euro qualifier
Paris, March 23 (IANS) World Cup winner France kicked off their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign by winning 4-1 away to minnows Moldova in Group H.
2019-03-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Brazilian teenager Reinier on Real Madrid radar
Rio de Janeiro, March 23 (IANS) Spanish giants Real Madrid are preparing an offer to sign highly rated Flamengo teenager Reinier, according to Brazilian media reports.
2019-03-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Vishweshwar Reddy declares 895 cr assets
Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, the Congress party candidate from Telangana's Chevella Lok Sabha constituency, has declared family assets worth Rs 895 crore, making him the richest politician in both the Telugu states.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Albania lose to Turkey 2-0 in Euro 2020 qualifier
Tirana, March 23 (IANS) Albania lost to Turkey 2-0 in the opening match of the Euro 2020 qualifiers in Loro Borici Stadium in Shkodra, northwest Albania.
2019-03-23
Category: International, Albania,Sports,Football
IPL: KKR have task cut out against SRH (Preview)
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Eyeing a third title which has eluded them for quite some time, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will have their task cut out when they take on formidable Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
2019-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Incredible numbers, but poor representation of women from NE in politics (Dangal 2019)
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) Women are almost a non-entity in the electoral politics and governance in India's northeastern region, albeit an incredible gender ratio in the electoral rolls of the region.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society,Dangal 2019,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Promoting Urdu but no Javed Akhtar? (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)
The decision by The National Council For The Promotion Of The Urdu Language to use Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina AKaif to promote the language has triggered off a wave of outrage.
2019-03-23
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
Congress announces eight LS candidates from TN
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Maintaining silence over its candidate for Tamil Nadu's Sivaganga Lok Sabha constituency, the Congress on Saturday declared eight names for the April 18 polls.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Himachal sees rise in temperatures, rain in store
Shimla, March 23 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday saw a marginal rise in the temperatures, but the Met Office has forecast chances of rain and snowfall in the coming week.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Microsoft notifying users about end of Windows 7
San Francisco, March 23 (IANS) Microsoft is rolling out a notification update to existing Windows 7 users, informing them that the software giant is pulling away support for the operating system (OS) version.
2019-03-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
China chemical blast toll increases to 64
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) The death toll from an explosion in a chemical plant in China's Jiangsu province increased to 64 on Saturday while 28 people still remain missing, authorities said.
2019-03-23
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kangana to play Jayalalithaa in biopic 'Thalaivi'
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut, last seen on screen in "Manikarnika", will be playing late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa in the upcoming multilingual biopic "Thalaivi", its makers have announced.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema,Politics
Netflix testing cheap, mobile-only plan in India
San Francisco, March 23 (IANS) In India and other select countries, content-streaming platform Netflix is testing a new mobile-only subscription plan that would only cost users $3.63 a month (Rs 251).
2019-03-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
BJP declares 36 names, to field Patra from Puri
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday declared the names of 36 candidates for the coming Lok Sabha polls with the party deciding to field its spokesman Sambit Patra from the Puri parliamentary constituency in Odisha.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mueller's Russia report will shape US politics' future (2nd Lead)
New York, March 23 (IANS) Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who delved into the murky depths of the 2016 election looking for links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, has completed his probe and a tense nation awaits his findings that will profoundly affect the future of US politics.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pleasant Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) It was a pleasant Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 16.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, the weather office said.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
79th Pakistan Day celebrated with zeal, fervour
Islamabad, March 23 (IANS) The 79th Pakistan Day was celebrated across the country on Saturday with traditional zeal and fervour.
2019-03-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Iceland tourist spot shut for environmental damage
Reykjavik, March 23 (IANS) Authorities in Iceland has temporarily closed the canyon of Fjaorargljufur, a popular tourist attraction, due to environmental damage caused by an ever-increasing number of visitors, the media reported.
2019-03-23
Category: International, Iceland,Environment/Wildlife
Two killed in Jammu and Kashmir landslide
Jammu, March 23 (IANS) Two people were killed on Saturday in a landslide in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district, police said.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
New Zealand bans Christchurch gunman's manifesto
Wellington, March 23 (IANS) New Zealand has banned the possession and distribution of a manifesto believed to be written by the lone gunman who carried out the March 15 Christchurch mosques carnage where 50 people were killed, officials said on Saturday.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Vishweshwar Reddy declares Rs 895 cr family assets
Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, the Congress party candidate from Telangana's Chevella Lok Sabha constituency, has declared family assets worth Rs 895 crore, making him the richest politician in both the Telugu states.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
British Airways to launch its shortest flight
London, March 23 (IANS) British Airways is launching its shortest flight till date, a 54-mile, 50-minute flight from Bahrain International Airport to Dammam, Saudi Arabia, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
People in Kerala most satisfied with local MLAs: IANS-CVOTER Tracker poll
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) People in Kerala are most satisfied with their Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) followed by Goa and Telangana, according to the CVOTER-IANS 2019 poll tracker.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Voters in Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Goa most satisfied with PM's performance: IANS-CVOTER Tracker poll
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Voters in Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Goa are most satisfied with the performance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi while people in Puducherry, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are the least impressed with his work.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP declares 36 candidates, Patra to contest from Puri
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday declared names of 36 candidates for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls with the party deciding to field its spokesperson Sambit Patra from Puri parliamentary constituency in Odisha.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Robert Mueller completes Russia probe
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Special counsel Robert Mueller has submitted a confidential report to Attorney General William Barr, signalling an end to the nearly two-year Russia investigation, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Friday.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BJP releases 2nd candidate list for Odisha polls
Bhubaneswar, March 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released second list of candidates for five Lok Sabha and 22 Assembly seats in Odisha.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mueller submits report on Russia investigation
Washington, March 23 (IANS) US special counsel Robert Mueller has submitted a confidential report to Attorney General William Barr, marking the end of his nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, media reported.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Golan Heights will always remain Arab Syrian territory'
United Nations, March 23 (IANS) A Syrian envoy on Friday said that the Syrian Golan will always remain an Arab Syrian territory, reacting to US President Donald Trump's surprise tweet that the US would recognise Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mueller submits report on Russia investigation
Washington, March 23 (IANS) US special counsel Robert Mueller has submitted a confidential report to Attorney General William Barr, marking the end of his nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, media reported.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
At least 26 dead, 28 injured in China coach fire
Changsha, March 23 (IANS) Twenty-six people were killed and 28 others injured after a tour coach caught fire in central China's Hunan Province on Friday, local authorities said.
2019-03-23
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
No idea about Mueller report timing: Trump
Washington, March 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Friday said he has "no idea" about when Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who's leading the Russia probe, will turn in his report.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Want to make women feel confident: Zendaya
London, March 23 (IANS) Actress Zendaya says her Spring 2019 TommyXZendaya collection was created to make "every woman feel confident".
2019-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump cancels new North Korea sanctions
Washington, March 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump says he has ordered the withdrawal of recently imposed sanctions against North Korea.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Congress declares 34 more Lok Sabha candidates
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Congress on Friday night declared 34 more candidates for the Lok Sabha fielding Renuka Choudhary from Khammam, Manickam Tagore from Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu, Vikramadiya Singh from Udhampur and Raman Bhalla from Jammu.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Diane Kruger dreamed of being female Bond
London, March 23 (IANS) Actress Diane Kruger, who has played the role of a spy in "The Operative", says she had a dream of playing female James Bond in films.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
God may have sent Trump to save Israel from Iran: Pompeo
Washington, March 23 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said it is "possible" that President Donald Trump was sent by God to save Israel from Iran.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump offers Fed board seat to Stephen Moore
Washington, March 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Friday said he would nominate his former campaign adviser Stephen Moore to serve on the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Jaganmohan Reddy declares assets worth Rs 375
Amaravati, March 23 (IANS) YSR Congress president Y. S. Jagamohan Reddy owns assets of more than Rs 375 crore but does not own a vehicle.
2019-03-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Priyanka Chopra loves sexting husband Nick Jonas
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra says she enjoys "sexting" with her pop-singer husband Nick Jonas when they have some time apart.
2019-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Kigali Global Dialogue to be held from July 3-5
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Kigali Global Dialogue (KGD) will take place at the Marriott Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, from July 3 to 5.
2019-03-23
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Three killed in Bengal in lightning strikes
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Three persons were killed on Friday after being struck by lightning in East Burdwan district of West Bengal, as rain and thunderstorms lashed Kolkata and other districts, disrupting normal life including train services, officials said.
2019-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Jet suspends 12 international services till April-end
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Jet Airways has suspended 12 international flights even as it grapples with a reduced fleet strength, industry insiders said on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
India's forex reserves up $3.60 bn to over $405.63 bn
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves increased by $3.60 billion during the week ended March 15, official data showed on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Geelani penalised Rs 14.40 lakh under FEMA
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Geelani, who advocates Jammu and Kashmir's merger with Pakistan, has been penalised Rs 14.40 lakh under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) for illegally possessing foreign exchange of US$ 10,000 and Indian currency worth Rs 10 lakh, the Enforcement Directorate said on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Rajasthan Royals unveil pink jersey for IPL XII
Jaipur, March 22 (IANS) The Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Saturday changed their colour from blue to pink as the franchise unveiled the new jersey for the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 12 starting Saturday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
2 held for firing in hotel on Delhi-Jaipur highway
Gurugram, March 22 (IANS) Following a deadly attack on a father-son duo on the day of Holi, Gurugram Police on Friday arrested two persons, including the Sarpanch of Sidhrawali village.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yeddyurappa denies charges, critics recall his past
Bengaluru, March 22 (IANS) BJP's Karnataka unit president B.S. Yeddyurappa on Friday refuted the charge that he had paid crores of rupees to BJPs national leaders. But his critics remain unconvinced, playing back the episode around eight years ago when Yeddyurappa had to resign as Chief Minister after the states anti-corruption watchdog Lokayukta (ombudsman) indicted him in the multi-crore mining scam that rocked the state from 2002 to 2010.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
'Need to work together for peace in region', Modi tells Imran
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Following weeks of heightened tension between India and Pakistan triggered by the Pulwama terror attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday told his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan that it was time for people of the subcontinent to work together "for a peaceful and prosperous region, in an atmosphere free of terror and violence."
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Diary entries must be backed by independent evidence
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The documents involving former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, which disclosed alleged payoutsin 2009, have once again raised the question: Can entries in diaries be treated as admissible evidence? Legal experts tend to allude to the three-decade-old Jain hawala case.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Goa Cabinet: Sawant sticks to Parrikar-formula
Panaji, March 22 (IANS) Following his meeting with top BJP leaders in New Delhi on Friday, Goa's new Chief Minister Pramod Sawant allocated portfolios to his 11 cabinet ministers -- retaining their earlier ministries -- sticking to his predecessor Manohar Parrikar's formula.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Modi greets Imran Khan on Pakistan National Day
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan on his country's national day, Khan claimed in a tweet.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
NCP, Shiv Sena field bitter cousins from Osmanabad
Pune, March 22 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday fielded Ranajagjitsinha P. Patil as its candidate from Osmanabad where he will lock horns with his cousin and bitter family enemy Omraje Nimbalkar of the Shiv Sena.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
ED arrests Zakir Naik's financier Sathak
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday arrested jeweller Abdul Kadir Najmudin Sathak here for assisting fugitive Islamic preacher Zakir Naik by transferring funds of dubious origins from the UAE to him.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Two killed in Bengal as lightning strikes, rains
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Two persons were killed on Friday after being struck by lightning in East Burdwan district of West Bengal, as rain and thunderstorms lashed Kolkata and other districts, disrupting normal life including train services, officials said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hindus in Bangladesh celebrate Holi festival
Dhaka, March 22 (IANS) Holi, the Hindu spring festival also known as the "festival of colours", was celebrated on Friday for the second consecutive day by the Hindu community in the Bangladesh capital with traditional and religious fervour.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Rs 3.9 crore, liquor seized in Karnataka
Bengaluru, March 22 (IANS) Officials in Karnataka seized Rs 3.9 crore in cash, 1,841 litres of liquor valued at Rs 23 lakh and 119 kg drugs valued at Rs 4.85 lakh during raids on political parties, their candidates and cadres ahead of the general election in April, said the state chief electoral officer (CEO) on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
Northern Army Commander visits forward posts in J&K
Jammu, March 22 (IANS) Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh on Friday visited the forward posts in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri and Reasi districts.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Gambhir joins club of cricketers-turned-politicians
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir became the latest cricketer to take the plunge into politics on Friday when he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party here in the presence of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Sports
Nearly 2 crore men lost jobs between FY 2012-18: NSSO
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The number of men employed in the country has fallen down by nearly two crore in the five years between 2011-12 and 2017-18, as per the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report which was recently buried by the government.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
RIL denies sidestepping US sanctions on Venezuela
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on Friday denied any suggestion that it ever sidestepped US sanctions in supplying products to Venezuela.
2019-03-22
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy
Report details 'payoffs' to BJP leaders
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa made payouts of Rs 1,800 crore to senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), judges and lawyers, claimed The Caravan in its report on Friday, further adding that the government did not act, though being aware of the matter since 2017.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fit-again Saha is in great rhythm, says Laxman
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Former batting great and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) mentor VVS Laxman on Friday heaped praises on local lad Wriddhiman Saha. The SRH wicketkeeper-batsman is returning from a long injury layoff after undergoing a surgery on his right shoulder.
2019-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
CPSE ETF may rise over Rs 20,000 crore
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The fifth tranche of the Central Public Sector Enterprises Exchange Traded Fund (CPSE ETF) has raised more than Rs 20,000 crore over the base issue size of Rs 3,500 crore, and the government may exercise the entire Greenshoe option of Rs 10,000 crore in this current round, sources said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PNB fraud: Choksi cites risk to life, moves court
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) One of the key accused in the PNB fraud case, Mehul Choksi, on Friday moved a fresh application in a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Mumbai seeking cancellation of a non-bailable warrant against him.
2019-03-22
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Two American soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, March 22 (IANS) Two American soldiers stationed in Afghanistan were killed on Friday during an anti-terror operation, the US mission in the country said.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Australia says white supremacists being watched
Sydney, March 22 (IANS) Australia said on Friday that it was keeping a watch on white supremacists, a week after an attack against two mosques in New Zealand left 50 people dead and another 50 wounded.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Indian music, Bollywood set to wow Brazil
Sao Paolo, March 22 (IANS) The Brazilian music festival Rock in Rio this year will put the spotlight on Asia by showcasing musicians, dancers and folkloric spectacles from India, China and Japan, its organisers said.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Brazil,Art/Culture/Books
Protests rock Algeria for fifth consecutive week
Algiers, March 22 (IANS) Thousands of Algerians took to the streets for the fifth Friday in a row to demand the resignation of the country's ailing President.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Algeria,Politics
JD(U) to field 15 candidates for Arunachal assembly polls
Guwahati, March 22 (IANS) The Janata Dal (United) has decided to contest at least 15 assembly constituencies of Arunachal Pradesh in the polls due on April 11, according to party's National General Secretary Afaque Ahmad Khan on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Rahul to up ante against Modi in his Bengal visit
Chanchol (West Bengal), March 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi is likely to give a big push to his party's Lok Sabha campaign when he addresses his first-ever public rally in this small census town of Malda district in West Bengal on Saturday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
SpiceJet gains 26% in 4 days as Jet struggles
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) As problems in cash strapped Jet Airways deepens, investors are favouring stocks of its competitors -- SpiceJet and IndiGo -- betting that they will have a larger market share.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
CBDT says Yeddy papers of 'doubtful nature'
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has said that the diary pages from what has come to be known as the Yeddy diaries -- because of the alleged link with former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa -- and the loose papers given to the team that raided Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar's premises in 2017 could not pass the forensic test as they were "not original".
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Over Rs 57 lakh undisclosed money seized in Nagaland
Dimapur, March 22 (IANS) Income Tax sleuths have made a seizure of Rs 57.10 lakh cash as undisclosed money, making it the biggest cash seizure by the Directorate General of Income Tax Investigationin in the North-East so far since the notification of the general election.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
JeM terrorist Sajjad Khan held in Delhi
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist Sajjad Khan, said to be a close associate of Pulwama suicide attack mastermind Mudassir Ahmed Khan, was arrested near the Red Fort while disguised as a shawl trader, police said on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
David Warner in superb rhythm, raring to go: Laxman (Lead, correcting intro)
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) mentor VVS Laxman on Friday said David Warner looks in superb rhythm and is raring to go as his team prepares to take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) opener here on Sunday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Water Security For All a Himalayan task (March 22 is World Water Day)
Patna/Kathmandu, March 22 (IANS) More than any other factor in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region (HKH), rapid and often haphazard economic development and population growth, coupled with climate change, threaten the concept of Water Security For All.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
Minority community youths assaulted over cricket
Gurugram, March 22 (IANS) After a video of brutal physical assault surfaced on Friday showing 35 to 40 men mercilessly beating three-four men in Haryana's Gurugram, police said they have arrested six men.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yeddyurappa denies paying crores to BJP leaders
Bengaluru, March 22 (IANS) Terming The Caravan magazine report that he paid crores of rupees to BJP national leaders a plant in the media by the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Karnataka unit President B.S. Yeddyurappa on Friday refuted the charges.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Babul Supriyo replies to EC notice on song release
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Union minister Babul Supriyo has replied to the show cause notice slapped on him by the Election Commission for releasing the BJP's campaign song without obtaining permission from it, an official said on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Jet pilots say mortgaging jewellery to stay afloat
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Beleaguered Jet Airways' pilots said on Friday they are suffering from massive financial stress caused by non-payment of salaries for the last three months, which has even forced some to mortgage jewellery and take short-term loans.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Former SP MP from Hardoi, 2 BSP leaders join BJP
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) In a jolt to the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, three of their leaders switched over to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here in Uttar Pradesh on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
JKLF ban will make Kashmir open air prison: Mehbooba
Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) The ban on the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) will turn the state into an "open air prison", former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
DMK's habit to prevent welfare schemes: Palaniswami
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Friday said it is the habit of the DMK party to prevent government benefits from reaching the poor.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Ola cabs banned in Bengaluru for licence violation
Bengaluru, March 22 (IANS) The Karnataka Transport Department on Friday suspended the licence of online cab aggregator Ola for six months in Bengaluru for running its bike taxis while possessing a licence for only four-wheelers, an official statement said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Business/Economy
NCP Lok Sabha candidate gets death threat
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) The security agencies went into a tizzy after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) general secretary and Lok Sabha candidate from Raigad Sunil Tatkare received a purported death threat, official sources said here on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
Handful of nuts daily can boost memory in elderly
Sydney, March 22 (IANS) While age is known as the strongest risk factor for cognitive decline, eating a handful of nuts every day can improve mental health and memory skills by up to 60 per cent, finds a study.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
David Warner in superb rhythm, raring to go: Laxman
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) mentor VVS Laxman on Friday said skipper David Warner looks in superb rhythm and is raring to go as his team prepares to take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) opener here on Sunday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Nagaland MP, ex-CM file nominations for LS polls
Kohima, March 22 (IANS) Sitting Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) MP, Tokheho Yepthomi and Congress candidate K.L. Chishi on Friday filed their nominations for the lone Lok Sabha seat.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Agatha Sangma, Pala file nominations in Meghalaya
Tura, March 22 (IANS) In a bid to return to Parliament after ten years, former Union Minister Agatha Sangma on Friday filed her nomination papers as a candidate of the National People's Party (NPP) for the Tura parliamentary seat in Meghalaya.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Haven't written songs for Modi biopic: Javed Akhtar
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar on Friday denied writing songs for Omung Kumar B directorial film "PM Narendra Modi".
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Child rescued from Haryana borewell after 48 hrs
Hisar, March 22 (IANS) After a 48-hour-long rescue operation, a one-and-a-half-year-old boy, who fell into a 70-foot narrow borewell in Haryana's Hisar district, was rescued on Friday, said officials.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JKLF banned for promoting terror, secessionism
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Indian government on Friday outlawed the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) led by Muhammad Yasin Malik, alleging it was responsible for promoting terrorism and secessionism in the state.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Two Himachal BJP MPs may be dropped
Shimla, March 22 (IANS) In a clear signal from the BJP's first list of candidates, party's veterans from Himachal Pradesh - among them Shanta Kumar, 84, a member of the outgoing house - may not be fielded for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections owing to the party's age bar.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Moroccan Food Festival gets underway in Delhi
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) India's love affair with Morocco is nearly 700 years old, from much before the country's cuisine gained international repute, if one considers that a North African nobleman named Ibn Batuta's account of life in the Delhi Sultanate is a primary source of information for studying the culture and customs of that period. This Moroccan scholar and judge came to Delhi to join the Sultan's service and lived in India from 1334 to 1341.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Lifestyle/Fashion
Excess male hormones in women may up blindness risk
London, March 22 (IANS) Increased levels of hormone testosterone -- male sex hormone -- in women could cause a brain disorder that can lead to blindness, finds a new study.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
FDA approves device to treat heart failure patients
Washington, March 22 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration has given approval for a new device that would help treat patients with life-threatening heart failure, and address an unmet need in patients who fail to get adequate benefits from standard treatments and have no alternative treatment options.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Scientists convert plant waste into jet fuel
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) Chinese scientists have developed a method that could convert plant scraps from agriculture and timber harvesting into high quality jet fuel, an advance which may help reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from airplanes and rockets.
2019-03-22
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
ICC nod for names, numbers on player shirts in Tests
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) In a bid to further popularise Test cricket the International Cricket Council (ICC) has allowed players to have their names and numbers on the back of their shirts starting with the the World Test Championship from August 1.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Lenders to take over Jet Airways: Ministry sources
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Lenders of cash-strapped Jet Airways are in the process of securing "substantial stake" in the ailing airline to try and revive it to a manageable state before selling it to new promoters, a senior Finance Ministry source said on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian women beat Nepal, clinch 5th SAFF title
Biratnagar, March 22 (IANS) India continued its dominance at the SAFF Women's Championship with the team lifting its fifth straight title on Friday in Biratnagar, Nepal with a 3-1 win over the hosts in the final.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
CBDT says Yeddy papers of 'doubtful nature'
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Central Board of Director Taxes (CBDT) has said that the diary pages and the loose papers given to the team that raided D.K. Shivakumar's premises in 2017 were "not original" . Shivakumar told the investigators that this was a copy of a diary, written by B.S. Yeddyurappa, and the payments paid on behalf of the leader (B.S. Yeddyurappa) to legislators, and received from various leaders, MLAs, ministers when they were in power, said CBDT.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI searches AIADMK MP Anwhar Raajhaa's premises
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday searched the premises of Tamil Nadu Waqf Board (TNWB) Chairman and AIADMK MP Anwhar Raajhaa, an official said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Kerala's top cop quits, set to contest LS polls
Thiruvananthapuram, March 22 (IANS) Kerala's Director General of Police Jacob Thomas, currently in suspension since December 2017, has put in his papers so as to to contest the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Pulwama attack mastermind aide in NIA custody
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Friday sent Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Sajjad Khan, a close aide of Pulwama attack mastermind Muddasir Ahmed Khan, to NIA custody till March 29.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
'Yeddy Diaries': Congress demands Lokpal probe
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Days ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, a political controversy erupted on Friday after a media report titled 'The Yeddy Diaries' published by news magazine 'The Caravan' alleged that former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa paid Rs 1,800 crore to some top BJP leaders with the Congress daring the government to order an investigation by the newly-appointed Lokpal.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mini gun factory busted in Ranchi, 3 arrested
Ranchi, March 22 (IANS) Ranchi Police busted an illegal mini gun factory and arrested three persons on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Blockbuster on cards as RCB play CSK in IPL opener
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) is back and the 12th edition of the cash-rich league couldn't have hoped for a better start as defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are all set to take on the star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the opening game at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Saturday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Election Commission joins Twitter ahead of LS polls
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Election Commission of India on Friday joined Twitter ahead of the Lok Sabha elections while the micro-blogging site also launched a special election emoji aimed at encouraging participation in election-related discussions, encouraging more people to go and vote.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Madras High Court declares Bose's election invalid
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Friday declared as invalid the election in 2016 of the AIAMDK's A.K. Bose -- who died last year -- in a by-election from the Tiruparankundram Assembly constituency.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Alia's first visit to Gaiety for 'First class'
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt, who is playing one of the leading ladies in the upcoming film "Kalank", on Friday visited Mumbai's iconic Gaiety theatre for the first time in her life.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Denied ticket, Bengal BJP leader quits post
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Discontent is growing within the West Bengal BJP over its first list of candidates for the 2019 polls as a senior state leader on Friday resigned while a group of BJP activists protested against the nomination of former Trinamool Congress leader Nisith Pramanik, who joined the BJP, from the Coochbehar seat.
2019-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India government bans Yasin Malik-led JKLF
Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) led by Muhammad Yasin Malik was declared a banned organisation on Friday by the central government.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Indian government bans Yasin Malik-led JKLF
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2019-03-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Hurriyat leader Geelani booked under FEMA
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Geelani, who advocates Jammu and Kashmir's merger with Pakistan, has been booked under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) for illegally possessing foreign exchange of US $10,000, the Enforcement Directorate said on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Government exceeds disinvestment target in FY19
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the government has achieved disinvestment of Rs 85,000 crore in the current fiscal, which is Rs 5,000 crore more than the set target for 2018-19, belying widespread expectations of a shortfall.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
It's fab to work with Vijay, Atlee: Jackie Shroff
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Actor Jackie Shroff, who has joined the sets of the upcoming movie tentatively titled "Thalapathy 63", describes working with Tamil actor Vijay and the film's director Atlee as fabulous.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
BJP to face Tripura allies in LS polls over statehood
Agartala, March 22 (IANS) The candidates of Tripura's ruling BJP and its junior ally IPFT filed their nomination papers on Friday to contest each other in the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Dalai Lama condemns Christchurch shootings
Dharamsala, March 22 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has written to the New Zealand Prime Minister to express sadness over the tragic deaths and injuries in shootings that took place in a place of worship in Christchurch, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion,Terrorism
Yeddyurappa paid Rs 1,800 cr to BJP leaders: Report
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa made payouts of Rs 1,800 crore to senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, judges and lawyers, reported The Caravan on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tencent to bolster its Cloud gaming business
San Francisco, March 22 (IANS) China's Internet powerhouse Tencent would deploy more resources to enhance its Cloud gaming business, a senior executive from the company has said.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
BJP confident of winning Kanniyakumari seat
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) The BJP, fighting the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu in alliance with the ruling AIADMK, is supremely sure that Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan will be re-elected from Kanniyakumari.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Smriti Irani vs Rahul Gandhi in high profile Amethi
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Union Minister Smriti Irani, who challenged Rahul Gandhi in his Amethi bastion in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, will again take on the Congress President from the high profile parliamentary constituency in the upcoming general elections.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Policeman injured in Anantnag militant attack
Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) A policeman was injured on Friday in a militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag town, police said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Grand Alliance announces seat sharing in Bihar
Patna, March 22 (IANS) The Grand Alliance on Friday announced a seat sharing pact in Bihar under which the RJD will contest 20 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats and the Congress 9 while smaller parties will be in contention in the remaining constituencies.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
TDP candidate comes in ambulance to file nomination
Amaravati, March 22 (IANS) A candidate of Andhra Pradesh's ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP), who was injured in a scuffle last week, came in an ambulance to file his nomination papers on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019
WI no favourites, but no underdogs either: Brathwaite
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Buoyed by their recent performance against England at home, a rejuvenated West Indies will go into this summer's World Cup as a balanced unit who are not favourites, but at the same time no pushovers either, feels Caribbean all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite.
2019-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on LoC
Jammu, March 22 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani soldiers exchanged heavy gunfire on Friday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, the Defence Ministry said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Childhood abuse worsens depression later: Lancet
London, March 22 (IANS) Facing trauma in childhood can significantly change the structure of the brain, which may result in severe depression which could even be recurrent in adulthood, say researchers.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Farmers in Kenya rear insects on waste for animal proteins (Environment Feature)
Nairobi, March 22 (IANS) Farmers in Kenya are rearing insects commercially on human and food waste and other organic remains. The reared insects are utilised as protein-rich insect-based products for animal feed.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Kenya,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Police recover gold worth Rs 38 crore in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, March 22 (IANS) The Ghaziabad police recovered gold worth Rs 38 crore from a vehicle here on Friday, police said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LKA announces 60th National Academy Award winners
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) The Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA) on Friday announced 15 winners of the 60th Annual Academy Awards here.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Macon Blair to write, direct 'Toxic Avenger' reboot
Los Angeles, March 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Macon Blair has been tapped to write and direct the reboot of the cult classic "The Toxic Avenger".
2019-03-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Samajwadi Party replaces Ghaziabad LS candidate
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) A day after the BJP announced the candidature of Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh from Ghaziabad, the Samajwadi Party on Friday replaced its previously announced candidate Surendra Kumar 'Munni' with Suresh Bansal.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Buses collide in Ghana, at least 50 dead
Accra (Ghana), March 22 (IANS) At least 50 people were killed and several others injured on Friday after two buses collided head on in Ghana and one of them caught fire, media reports said.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Ghana,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress MP Pala files nomination in Shillong
Shillong, March 22 (IANS) Sitting Congress MP Vincent H. Pala on Friday filed his nomination papers for the Shillong parliamentary constituency, seeking a third straight term in the Lok Sabha.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
'How To Train Your Dragon' is best avoided
Film: "How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (animation), Director: Dean DeBlois, Rating: * ½ (one and a half stars)
2019-03-22
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Engineer Rashid to contest from Baramulla
Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) A former legislator and chief of the Awami Ittehad Party (AIP), Engineer Rashid, on Friday said he will contest the Lok Sabha election from Baramulla constituency in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Callum Turner, Bill Nighy join 'Emma' adaptation
Los Angeles, March 22 (IANS) Hollywood stars Bill Nighy and Callum Turner have been roped in for the new adaptation of "Emma".
2019-03-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Windies no underdogs, can win 3rd WC: Brathwaite
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Buoyed by their performance against England at home, a rejuvenated West Indies side will go into this summer's World Cup as a balanced unit. All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite feels that while they are not favourites to lift the cup, they are no pushovers either.
2019-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Buses collide in Ghana, over 50 die
Accra (Ghana), March 22 (IANS) Over 50 people were killed and several others injured on Friday after two buses collided head on in Ghana, media reports said.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Ghana,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KJo is technologically challenged: SRK
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has called his friend and filmmaker Karan Johar "technologically challenged" after the latter got slammed by social media users for liking a tweet which trolled the "Zero" actor.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sterling Biotech case: Hitesh Patel held in Albania
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Fugitive businessman Hitesh Narender Bhai Patel, an accused in the Rs 8,100 crore alleged bank loan fraud by the Gujarat-based Sterling Biotech group, has been detained in Albania and is expected to be extradited to India soon, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Business/Economy
Jagan files nomination from Pulivendula
Amaravati, March 22 (IANS) YSR Congress Party chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on Friday filed nomination from Pulivendula constituency for next month's elections to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Grand Alliance announces seat sharing in Bihar
Patna, March 22 (IANS) The Grand Alliance on Friday announced a seat sharing pact in Bihar under which the RJD will contest 20 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats and the Congress 9 while smaller parties will be in contention in the remaining constituencies.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Akali Dal rebel Gurtej Singh returns to party
Chandigarh, March 22 (IANS) Gurtej Singh Ghuriana, a three-time legislator from Balluana Assembly constituency in Punjab, has returned to the Akali Dal after he left the party in 2017.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
DMK leader seeks limited ban on Modi biopic
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) A leader of the DMK in Pollachi in Tamil Nadu has reportedly written to the Chief Election Commissioner seeking a ban on the release of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic till the Lok Sabha polls get over.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Politics
HC seeks EaseMyTrip response on MakeMyTrip plea
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has asked EaseMyTrip (EMT) to file a response to a MakeMyTrip (MMT) plea alleging that EaseMyTrip has bought ad-word from Google for a keyword 'makemytrip' on its search engine.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sensex down 222 points, breaks 8-day winning streak
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) The Sensex reversed early gains and closed lower on Friday, as investors took to booking profit after gaining for eight straight sessions.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
JeM terrorist Sajjad Khan remanded to NIA custody
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Friday send Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist Sajjad Khan, arrested near Red Fort earlier, to NIA custody till March 29.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Of a modernised Gita, Tibetan spies, executive success (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Flick through a modern guide on the Bhagavad Gita that tailors ancient wisdom for modern life; journey with British spies in Tibet; and finally, learn why many young executives fail to be effective and how to thwart this.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Google Pay listed as payment option on eBay
San Francisco, March 22 (IANS) Keeping up with the online-purchasing habits of the millennials and Gen Z, US-based e-commerce platform eBay has added Google Pay as a payment option to its Android app to further increase customer choice in its new "managed payments" plan.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Our aim is to save nation from divisive forces: NC
Jammu, March 22 (IANS) National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that the NC and the Congress have joined hands to save the nation from those who are trying to divide it on the basis of religion.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Why are national parties shunned in Sikkim? (Dangal 2019)
Gangtok, March 22 (IANS) Creating political space in Sikkim has become nearly impossible for national parties, with the country's ruling BJP also failing to establish itself politically after its talks with the opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) broke down over acceptance of the local party's key demands.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
SRK joins Captain America, Iron Man, Thor in Dubai
Dubai, March 22 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan joined hands with superheroes Captain America, Iron Man and Thor to solve yet another riddle in Dubai's picturesque locale in his latest promotional campaign.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Collapse of LF-Cong seat adjustment in Bengal may bolster BJP's chances (Dangal 2019)
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) The virtual collapse of seat adjustment talks between the Left Front and Congress ahead of the 2019 polls in Bengal may give an unprecedented advantage to the BJP in 12 to 14 Lok Sabha seats as it would amass a large chunk of the anti-incumbency votes in the state, a political analyst says - adding that the Left and the Congress might even end up empty handed.
2019-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
IPL 2019: KKR have best batting line-up, says Katich
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have the best batting line-up in the tournament, feels former Australia batsman and KKR assistant coach Simon Katich.
2019-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Drinking orange juice daily may keep strokes at bay
London, March 22 (IANS) Drinking orange juice daily may cut your risk of deadly strokes by almost a quarter, suggests a study.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP drops two union ministers in first LS list
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has denied tickets to two Union Ministers Krishna Raj and Vishnu Deo Sai in the first list it has released of 184 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pyongyang pulls out of inter-Korean liaison office
Seoul, March 22 (IANS) North Korea on Friday withdrew from a joint liaison office near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) with South Korea, which was opened amid a warming of ties last year to facilitate talks with Seoul.
2019-03-22
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Politics
Ireland to host Windies, Bangladesh in tri-series
Dubai, March 22 (IANS) West Indies and Bangladesh will travel to Ireland for a One-Day International (ODI) tri-series, which will begin from May 5, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Two former TTD chairman battling for prestigious Tirupati seat (Dangal 2019)
Tirupati, March 22 (IANS) Elections in Tirupati always evoke keen interest among political parties in Andhra Pradesh as the leaders feel privileged to represent the constituency for its religious significance.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
FIFA chief congratulates Chennai on winning I-League
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) In a letter to the All India Football Federation (AIFF), FIFA president Gianni Infantino congratulated I-League club Chennai City FC for winning the title for the 2018-19 season.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway launched
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) In an effort to develop coaches from the grassroot level and enable them to meet the requirements and the ever-growing demands of international hockey, the sport's governing body in India on Friday launched the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Congress and BJP are one and the same: Vijayan
Kannur (Kerala), March 22 (IANS) The Congress and the BJP are one and the same and follow the same policies, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ardern receives death threats on social media
Wellington, March 22 (IANS) The New Zealand Police said on Friday that it was probing death threats sent to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on social media.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
Sehwag,Irfan to be UC cricket captains during IPL
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) UC Browser, part of Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group, is partnering with legendary cricketers Virender Sehwag and Irfan Pathan for the course of Indian Premier League, starting March 23.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
BoB-Dena-Vijaya Bank to be injected with Rs 5K cr
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Bank of Baroda may get Rs 5,000 capital infusion from the Finance Ministry ahead of its united operations as a merged entity along with the Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank from April 1.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BSP list names Danish Ali from Amroha
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) With less than a month to go for the Lok Sabha elections, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Friday announced its candidates for 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, including Danish Ali who joined the party leaving the Janata Dal-Secular.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Karnataka Minister Shivalli dies of cardiac arrest
Bengaluru, March 22 (IANS) Karnataka's Municipal Administration Minister and Congress leader C.S. Shivalli passed away on Friday at a hospital in Hubballi due to cardiac arrest, a doctor said. He was 57.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Garuda Indonesia axes Boeing 737 Max 8 order
Jakarta, March 22 (IANS) Garuda Indonesia, the country's flag carrier, announced on Friday that it was cancelling an order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger jets after two planes of the same model crashed in a span of five months.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PMO advises DoT to help BSNL with wage bill till June
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Prime Ministers' Office on Friday took stock of the telecom sector's financial position, including two ailing PSUS, and is learnt to have asked Department of Telecom to support BSNL, currently going through a huge financial crisis leading to salary default, till a new government takes over in June.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Amit Shah behind Advani's success, says Javadekar
Jaipur, March 22 (IANS) Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said BJP President Amit Shah was the man behind veteran L.K. Advani's success in all the elections he contested from the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency in Gujarat.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Priyamani to raise funds for education of girls
Bengaluru, March 22 (IANS) Multilingual film actress Priyamani will be running a marathon here to raise funds for girls' education and sanitation.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Emilia Clarke suffered life threatening aneurysms
London, March 22 (IANS) Actress Emilia Clarke said she suffered two "life-threatening" aneurysms.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shiv Sena announces 21 LS candidates for Maharashtra
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Friday announced its first list of 21 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections from its quota of 23 seats, retaining most of the outgoing members.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Change Facebook password, turn on 2FA now: Experts
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) After a report revealed around 200-600 million Facebook users may have had their account passwords stored in plain text and searchable by over 20,000 Facebook employees, cybersecurity experts are urging users to change their passwords and turn on the two-factor authentication (2FA).
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
'Kesari' collects over Rs 21 crore on opening day
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Actors Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra starrer "Kesari" has raked in over Rs 21 crore at the box office on the first day of its release.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
OIC FMs meet over anti-Muslim violence
Istanbul, March 22 (IANS) The Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states met here on Friday on how to respond to hate speeches and violence against Muslims.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics,Religion
Six militants, boy killed in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) Six militants and a 12-year-old boy were killed while seven security personnel and 18 civilians were injured in gun battles in the Kashmir Valley which started on Thursday, police said on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Priyanka Chopra, Meghan Markle are 'still close'
Los Angeles, March 22 (IANS) Amidst the rumours of actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle's feud, there are new reports which claimed that everything is fine between the two.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Goa Congress turns eco-friendly for poll campaign
Panaji, March 22 (IANS) Bringing an eco-friendly twist to poll campaigning, state Congress president Girish Chodankar on Friday said that party leaders will cycle to different parts of Goa to canvass for votes for the party, during the first phase of campaigning.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Couple vying for Congress ticket for Jharkhand seat
Ranchi, March 22 (IANS) Among ticket seekers from the Congress for Jharkhand's Lohardagga parliamentary seat which is reserved for the tribal community, a high profile couple is ready to try their luck.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express catches fire, 2 dead
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) A fire broke out in the Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express near Siliguri in West Bengal on Friday killing two passengers, who jumped out of the moving train in panic, a fire official said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jet needs around Rs 10,000 cr worth of infusion: Industry insiders
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) A proposed infusion of Rs 1,000 crore into Jet Airways may prove to be "too little too late" to save the airline as it might require at least Rs 10,000 crore to stay afloat, industry observers said on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Woman commits suicide at Noida metro station
Noida (Uttar Pradesh), March 22 (IANS) A 28-year-old woman on Friday committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving Delhi Metro train at the Noida Sector 16 station, officials said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP reposes faith in two new faces in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, March 22 (IANS) The BJP has fielded two new faces -- Ajay Bhatt and Tirath Singh Rawat -- for the Nainital and Pauri seats of Uttarakhand, respectively.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
IPL 2019: Top 5 all-rounders to look out for
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) An all-rounder in a team can turn the tables in any situation. With just days left for the annual T20 festival -- the Indian Premier League (IPL) -- franchises are banking on their all-rounders to give them that extra edge as fans across the nation eagerly await the twists and turns of the three-hour extravaganzas.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
BJP workers protest against ticket distribution
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) A group of BJP activists on Friday protested against the nomination of Nisith Pramanik, who recently switched to the saffron party from the Trinamool Congress, as a candidate from Coochbehar constituency in West Bengal.
2019-03-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Sumitra Mahajan pays condolence visit to Parrikar family
Panaji, March 22 (IANS) Outgoing Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan met late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's family during a condolence visit on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Goa,National
Syria slams Trump for Golan Heights remarks
Damascus, March 22 (IANS) The Syrian government on Friday slammed US President Donald Trump's remarks about accepting Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights, a part of Syria that has been under Israeli military occupation since the Six-Day War of 1967.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
SO Bharat contingent shines at World Summer Games
Abu Dhabi, March 22 (IANS) Abu Dhabi bid goodbye to the 15th Special Olympic World Summer Games, the first of its kind held in the Middle East, with the Special Olympics (SO) Bharat contingent winning an astounding 368 medals including 85 gold, 154 silver and 129 bronze.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Other Sports
Finland probing Nokia phones sending data to China
Helsinki, March 22 (IANS) Finland's data protection watchdog is investigating Nokia phones' owner HMD Global after reports claimed that its devices mysteriously sent data to Chinese servers.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Finland,Technology
New Zealand mourns Christchurch victims
Wellington, March 22 (IANS) New Zealand on Friday broadcast the Muslim call to prayer on national television and radio as thousands across the country came together in a national day of reflection to mark the March 15 mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ahead of 'Shazam', Snapchat's new AR Lens is here
San Francisco, March 22 (IANS) Ahead of the release of a Warner Bros. feature film "Shazam", photo-messaging app Snapchat has created a voice-activated Augmented Reality (AR) Lens to back the movie.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
India won't play on backfoot against terror: Jaitley
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitly on Friday attacked Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his chief advisor Sam Pitroda's remarks on the Pulwama attack and said if the 'guru' (teacher) has such thinking, then one can imagine how his student would be.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Jasmin excited for leap in 'Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji'
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Television actress Jasmin Bhasin says she is excited for the three year leap in the show "Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji"
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
LinkedIn adds in-app meeting planner features
San Francisco, March 22 (IANS) Microsoft-owned professional networking platform LinkedIn has added new options to facilitate planning in-person meet-ups without having to switch from its messaging services.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Fitch cuts India's 2019-20 GDP forecast to 6.8%
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Fitch Ratings on Friday cut India's GDP growth rate projection for the next financial year to 6.8 per cent, from its previous estimate of 7 per cent, on account of weaker-than-expected growth momentum.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
KJo faces flak over an anti-SRK tweet, apologizes
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has been slammed by social media users for liking a tweet which trolled superstar Shah Rukh Khan, on Friday apologized saying that there is a technical issue and he will personally never acknowledge such comments.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I fit the role of 4th bowler India wants for WC: Umesh
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) gets underway in Chennai on Saturday with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) taking on defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the season's opener. And RCB pacer Umesh Yadav is one player who will definitely be looking to impress RCB and Team India captain Virat Kohli with a strong show from the word go.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Advocates of monarchy in politics exposed: Adityanath
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday hit out at the Congress for doubting the bravery of security forces, saying those who advocate "monarchy in our democratic set-up" have been "exposed" by one of the family loyalists.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
BSP names 11 more Lok Sabha candidates
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) With less than a month to go for the Lok Sabha elections, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Friday announced its candidates for 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
7 dead after man ploughs car into crowd in China
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) A man was shot dead by the police on Friday in China after he ploughed his car into a crowd, killing six persons including a child.
2019-03-22
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED arrests Zakir Naik's financier Najmudin Sathak
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday arrested jeweller Abdul Kadir Najmudin Sathak here for assisting fugitive controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik by transferring funds of dubious origins from the UAE to him.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion,Terrorism
Actor Prakash Raj files nomination as Independent
Bengaluru, March 22 (IANS) South Indian multi-lingual actor Prakash Raj on Friday filed his nomination to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Bangalore Central constituency as an Independent.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
AIFF President to meet agitating I-League clubs
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Holi brought good news for I-League clubs across the country as All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary Kushal Das informed them that President Praful Patel has agreed to meet them between April 10-15. This comes after the agitating clubs said they will reconsider withdrawing from the Super Cup if the President met them.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
4 Indian-Americans awarded for environment inventions
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Four Indian American teenagers have been awarded $25,000 each for developing innovative approaches to address environmental issues.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
BJP website now up, two weeks after hacking
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) More than two weeks after being hacked, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) website on Friday came out of its "maintenance" mode with just one static page.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Politics
Josh Brolin shares throwback Holi photograph
Los Angeles, March 22 (IANS) Popular for playing Thanos in Marvel's "Avengers" film series, Hollywood star Josh Brolin treated his Indian fans with a throwback photograph of him playing Holi in the country.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
WeChat introduces in-app gaming tab
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) The China-based messaging and payments platform WeChat is adding an in-app mini-gaming platform to let users play basic games like Tetris, open to developers worldwide.
2019-03-22
Category: International, China,Technology
15 polling stations in Mizoram for tribal refugees
Agartala/Aizawl, March 22 (IANS) The Election Commission will set up 15 special polling stations at Kanhmun village along the Mizoram-Tripura border to help tribal refugees living in relief camps in Tripura exercise their franchise for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram, officials said on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
March GST collection may touch Rs 1 lakh crore
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) With nine more days to go, the GST collection trends look good and could slightly exceed Rs 1 lakh crore, informed sources said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Do a surgical strike on Congress culture: Shah
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday hit out at the Congress over Sam Pitroda's remarks on the Pulwama terror attack and urged the voters to do a surgical strike in the Lok Sabha polls against "Congress culture".
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
5 held with Rs 13 cr worth hashish oil in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, March 22 (IANS) Kerala Excise officials on Friday seized Rs 13 crore worth of hashish oil and have taken into custody here five men in this regard, a top official said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Voters most happy with Telangana, HP, Odisha CMs: IANS-CVOTER Tracker poll
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Telangana's K. Chandrashekhar Rao is the top performer among the Chief Ministers in the country followed by his counterparts in Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Delhi.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Deve Gowda's grandson files nomination from Hassan
Hassan (Karnataka), March 22 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) President H.D. Deve Gowda's grandson Prajwal Revanna on Friday filed his nomination to contest the Lok Sabha election from Hassan in Karnataka.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Athawale senses a 'kill' in BJP-Sena tussle for Mumbai seat (Dangal 2019)
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) NDA ally and Union Minister for Social Welfare Ramdas Athawale senses an opportunity to wrest the Mumbai North-East Lok Sabha seat in the ongoing tussle between Maharashtra's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena coalition over the constituency, party sources indicated on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Hurriyat leader Geelani booked under FEMA
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Geelani, who advocates Jammu and Kashmir's merger with Pakistan, has been booked under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), the Enforcement Directorate said on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Russian hackers trying to disrupt EU polls: Report
San Francisco, March 22 (IANS) Russian hackers are targeting European government systems ahead of the EU parliament election in May, according to cybersecurity company FireEye.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Timely compendium of how Jallianwala Bagh moved Indian writers, poets
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) It's been described as "an episode without precedent or parallel in the modern history of the British empire. Not surprisingly, the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of April 13, 1919, spawned a wealth of outporuing from Indian writers and poets that author-critic-literary historian Rakshanda Jalil has painstakingly brought together in a seminal volume that will be an eye-opener for the present generation for the lows to which a ruler can stoop.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Ajay Devgn recreates his 'Phool aur Kaante' stunt
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn has recreated the signature stunt from his debut film "Phool Aur Kaante" in the first look of his upcoming romantic comedy "De De Pyaar De".
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mayawati's nephew in BSP star campaigners list
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) A nephew of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, Aakash Anand, figures in the list of 20 star campaigners released by the party on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Panel submits report on VVPAT slip counting
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) on Friday submitted its report to the Election Commission on how many or what percentage of VVPAT slips should be counted in each constituency.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Voters most satisfied with Telangana, HP, Odisha CMs
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Telangana's K. Chandrashekhar Rao is the top performer among the Chief Ministers in the country followed by his counterparts in Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Delhi.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
JeM terrorist Sajjad Khan held near Red Fort
New Delhi, March 22 ( IANS) Delhi Police has arrested Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist Sajjad Khan, who is believed to be a close associate of Pulwama attack mastermind Mudassir Ahmed Khan, a police officer said on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Microsoft's new device to store digital info as DNA
San Francisco, March 22 (IANS) Tech major Microsoft has successfully developed an end-to-end automated DNA storage device that can translate digital information into DNA and back to bits, the company said in a blog post.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
K-pop star arrested over sex video scandal
Seoul, March 22 (IANS) K-pop star Jung Joon-young was arrested over allegations that he shared sexually explicit videos of women filmed without their knowledge or consent, South Korean police said.
2019-03-22
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Car deliveries priority for Tesla: Elon Musk
San Francisco, March 22 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk is prioritizing on meeting its first quarter goal of car deliveries before March 31.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
BJP must stop pretending to be Indian Army: Akhilesh
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday told the Modi government not to pretend to be the Indian Army and said that governments which say they can't be questioned are dangerous.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Sooraj's 'Satellite Shankar' profits for army camps
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Actor Sooraj Pancholi will be donating the earnings of his upcoming film "Satellite Shankar" to army camps.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Brazil ex-President arrested on corruption charges
Rio De Janeiro, March 22 (IANS) Brazil's former President Michel Temer was arrested on corruption charges, the media reported on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Brazil,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Indian silent movies being screened in Paris
Paris, March 22 (IANS) A slew of Indian silent films are being screened at the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux Pathe here.
2019-03-22
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mayawati taunts 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) BSP supremo Mayawati on Friday taunted the BJP's 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign, two days after she accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of changing his profile from 'Chaiwala' to 'Chowkidar' only to get votes in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
China chemical blast toll increases to 47
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) The death toll from a blast that ripped through a chemical plant in China's Jiangsu province has increased to 47, with 90 others seriously injured, authorities said on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir joins BJP
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Friday joined the BJP in the presence of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports
Emily Blunt in talks to star in 'Not Fade Away'
Los Angeles, March 22 (IANS) Actress Emily Blunt is in talks to star in "Not Fade Away" to be jointly produced by David O. Russell and John Krasinski.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indian government boycotts Pakistan National Day
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) India will not send any official representative to the Pakistan National Day event at the Pakistan High Commission here on Friday in protest against the invitation extended to Hurriyat leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, informed sources said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India to face Japan in Azlan Shah Cup opener (Preview)
Ipoh (Malaysia), March 22 (IANS) India will take on the 18th Asian Games gold medallists Japan in their opening encounter at the 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup here on Saturday.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Hockey
Two killed by suspected Maoists in Jharkahnd
Ranchi, March 22 (IANS) Suspected Maoist guerrillas shot dead two people in Jharkhand's Gumla district early on Friday, police said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Karnataka building collapse death toll reaches 14
Bengaluru, March 22 (IANS) The death toll in the building collapse in Karnataka's Dharwad on Tuesday rose to 14, whereas 60 people have been rescued so far, officials said on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
WhatsApp Business app now available on iOS
San Francisco, March 22 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp Business, a free-to-download communication tool specifically designed for small businesses, is now available for iOS users.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Mindtree founder says 'offered huge bags of money'
New Delhi, March 22 ( IANS) Amidst a takeover bid, IT services firm Mindtree's founder and former CEO, Subroto Bagchi, has revealed that he along with other promoters -- Krishnakumar Natarajan, Rostow Ravanan and Parthasarathy N.S. -- were "offered huge bags of money to give Mindtree away".
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir joins BJP
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Friday joined the BJP in the presence of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad ahead of the coming Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir joins BJP
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Friday joined the BJP in the presence of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad ahead of the coming Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2 US service members killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, March 22 (IANS) Two US service members were killed in combat operations in Afghanistan on Friday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
LG Uplus, Nvidia partner for Cloud gaming
Seoul, March 22 (IANS) South Korean mobile carrier LG Uplus Corp. has said it would launch Nvidia's GeForce NOW Cloud gaming platform for Internet Protocol (IP) television services and upcoming 5G smartphones.
2019-03-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Google honours Bach with first AI-powered Doodle
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Want to create your own music? Try Google's first ever Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered Doodle, dedicated to celebrate the birth anniversary of renowned German musician and composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Seoul proposes military talks with Pyongyang
Seoul, March 22 (IANS) South Korea has proposed holding military talks with North Korea to implement a bilateral accord signed in 2018, but there has been no reply from Pyongyang yet, an official said here on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Five Holi revellers drown in Maharashtra
Palghar (Maharashtra), March 22 (IANS) Five Holi revellers drowned in the Arabian Sea at Arnala Beach in Vasai, Maharashtra. Their bodies were recovered on Friday, police said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Opposition habitat of terror apologists: Modi
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) In a sharp attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the opposition of insulting defence forces and being the "natural habitat of terror apologists and questioners" of the country's armed forces.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Adityanath to begin poll campaign from Saharanpur
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday announced that he will kick off his poll campaign for the coming Lok Sabha elections from Saharanpur on Sunday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Quintero begins recovery process after knee surgery
Buenos Aires, March 22 (IANS) Colombia and River Plate midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero has undergone successful knee surgery as he begins a recovery process that will take at least six months, the 26-year-old's agent said.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Coach Sampaoli returns salary to support players
Santos, March 22 (IANS) Santos head coach Jorge Sampaoli said that he gave back his latest pay cheque in a show of solidarity with his players, who have not been paid for almost two months.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Seven killed in Jammu and Kashmir gunfights
Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) Six militants and a 12-year-old boy were killed on Friday in three separate gunfights in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Priyanka welcomes Serena Williams on Bumble Fund
Los Angeles, March 22 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has welcomed Tennis star Serena Williams to the Bumble Fund.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Microsoft rolls out anti-virus software to MacOS
San Francisco, March 22 (IANS) Microsoft is rolling out its Windows Defender anti-virus software to Apple's operating system MacOS, with full virus and threat protection along with the usual ability to perform quick or full scans.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Garuda Indonesia cancels Boeing 737 Max 8 order
Jakarta, March 22 (IANS) Garuda Indonesia, the country's flag carrier, announced on Friday that it's cancelling an order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger jets after two planes of the same model crashed in a span of five months.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nicki Minaj forced to put Bangkok show on hold
Bangkok, March 22 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj's upcoming show here in Thailand has been postponed due to unspecified "complications."
2019-03-22
Category: International, Thailand,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hazard brace help Belgium beat Russia
Brussels, March 22 (IANS) Belgium opened their qualifying campaign for Euro 2020 with a comfortable 3-1 home win against Russia thanks to two goals from Eden Hazard.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Football
Ex-Ecuador football chief Chiriboga receives life ban
Quito, March 22 (IANS) Former Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF) president Luis Chiriboga has been banned for life and fined more than a million US dollars for corruption, world football governing body FIFA said.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Ecuador,Sports,Football
Congress separating terror from Pakistan: BJP
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The BJP on Friday accused the Congress of attempting to "separate terror from Pakistan" and said that while on one hand it blamed the Narendra Modi government for the air strikes in Pakistan, on the other, it was handing out a clean chit to Islamabad.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mayawati taunts BJP's 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Friday taunted the BJP's 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign, two days after she accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of changing his profile from 'Chaiwala' to 'Chowkidar' only to get votes in the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Apple acquires Italian start-up for $5 million
San Francisco, March 22 (IANS) Apple has acquired Italian Application Programming Interface (API) integration developer - Stamplay - for $5.678 million, the media reported.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Pakistan to receive loan from China by March 25
Islamabad, March 22 (IANS) Pakistan's Finance Ministry has announced that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will receive a $2.1 billion loan from China by March 25, the media reported on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Mirwaiz Umer Farooq placed under house arrest
Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir authorities have place senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq under house arrest here on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Roland Garros raises prize money, inaugurates new court
Paris, March 22 (IANS) French Open organisers have announced an eight per cent increase in the total prize money to 42.6 million euros ($48.35 million) and also inaugurated a new court that is the famed Grand Slam tennis tournament's third-biggest.
2019-03-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Depay steals show as Oranje thrash Belarus
Rotterdam, March 22 (IANS) Memphis Depay was the star for The Netherlands as they beat Belarus 4-0 here to kick off their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a win.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Pawan Kalyan declares assets worth Rs 52 crore
Visakhapatnam, March 22 (IANS) Telugu actor and Jana Sena leader Pawan Kalyan, who is making his electoral debut in next month's Andhra Pradesh Assembly polls, has declared assets worth over Rs 52 crore.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
New Zealand mourns Christchurch victims
Wellington, March 22 (IANS) Hundred and thousands of people across New Zealand came together in a national day of reflection on Friday to mark a week since the March 15 mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Religion,Defence/Security
US sanctions 2 Chinese firms for N. Korea business
Washington, March 22 (IANS) The US has imposed sanctions on two Chinese companies that have helped North Korea evade restrictions imposed by Washington and the UN Security Council, a senior administration official said.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Sensex up 116 pts, Nifty above 11,550 mark
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) The Sensex and Nifty opened higher on Friday following firm Asian markets along with gains in the pivotal banking stocks.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Rising South-South Cooperation no excuse to cut aid'
United Nations, March 22 (IANS) Enhanced South-South Cooperation among developing countries fuelled by the rapid economic growth of some in their ranks should not be used as an excuse by developed countries of the North to cut back aid, India has said.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Pleasant Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) It was a pleasant Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 15.5 degree Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the weather office.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
EU OKs Brexit delay after talks with May
Brussels, March 22 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has agreed on a plan to delay the Brexit process that avoids the UK crashing out without a deal and throws one last lifeline to British Prime Minister Theresa May.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Two gunfights underway in J&K's Sopore, Shopian
Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) Two gunfights were underway in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore and Shopian districts on Friday between militants and security forces, police said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Trump announces pick for Chief Technology Officer
Washington, March 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Michael Kratsios as the country's Chief Technology Officer, a post that has been vacant since the beginning of the administration, the White House said.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Boeing 737 Max crashes show inadequate regulation'
San Francisco, March 22 (IANS) The two crashes involving the same Boeing 737 Max model in a span of five months revealed some problems with the industry regulation as well as pilot training, according to an aviation expert.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Guaido aide accused of leading terrorist cell
Caracas, March 22 (IANS) The Venezuelan government has accused the detained chief of staff of self-proclaimed interim head of state Juan Guaido of leading a terrorist cell.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
44 dead after blast rocks industrial park in China
Nanjing, March 22 (IANS) Death toll has risen to 44 and 90 others were seriously injured after an explosion ripped through an industrial park on Thursday afternoon in Yancheng, east China's Jiangsu Province, the rescue headquarters said on Friday.
2019-03-22
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EU agrees to UK request for Brexit delay
Brussels, March 22 (IANS) European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday said that the leaders of the 27 remaining European Union member-states have offered the UK an extension on the implementation of the UK's exit from the bloc under Article 50.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Kesari is the best war film India has produced
Film: "Kesari"; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra; Director: Anurag Singh; Rating: *****(5 stars)
2019-03-22
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
93 people dead as ferry sinks in Iraq: Minister
Baghdad, March 22 (IANS) The death toll of the ferry sinking incident in Tigris River in Iraq's northern city of Mosul on Thursday rose to 93, most of them women and children, the Interior Ministry said.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Iraq,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Death toll from Iraq ferry sinking rises to 71
Mosul (Iraq), March 22 (IANS) At least 71 people died, including 12 children, when an overcrowded ferry capsized in Iraq's Tigris river in Mosul during Nowruz and Mother's Day celebrations.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Burkina Faso,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Trump backs Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights
Washington, March 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that it is time for the US to recognise Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, which it seized from Syria in 1967.
2019-03-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Japan gives UN World Food Programme $69m
Yokohama (Japan), March 22 (IANS/AKI) Japan has donated 69 million dollars to the United Nations World Food Programme to provide vital aid to 28 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, with the biggest shares of the money earmarked for Yemen and Iraq, WFP said Thursday in a statement.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Italy's Salvini to skip lunch with China's Xi
Rome, March 22 (IANS/AKI) Italy's far-right Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini said that he will not attend a lunch in Rome with China's President Xi Jinping during his visit to Italy on Friday and Saturday.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics
Conte, Macron to hold talks on high-speed train link
Rome, March 22 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte said he and France's President Emmanuel Macron will on Friday discuss a planned 8.6 billion euro high-speed train link between Turin and Lyon.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy,Politics
5 former Manipur MLAs quit, float regional party
Imphal, March 22 (IANS) Within a day of Congress President Rahul Gandhi kick-starting the party's election campaign in Manipur, five former party MLAs and many workers quit the party on Thursday and joined a regional outfit.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Delhi Police officer stabbed on Holi, three held
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Three youths were arrested on Thursday for stabbing a Sub-Inspector of Delhi Police after a fight when he told them not to spray color on his car, a police officer said.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hema Malini to contest again from Mathura LS seat
Agra/Mathura, March 22 (IANS) Popular actor and Mathura MP Hema Malini, who has been busy since morning participating in Holi celebrations in Lord Krishna's land, was Thursday against fielded by her BJP from the seat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Union Minister, first-time candidates in BJP's J&K list
Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday re-nominated both its sitting MPs from the Jammu region while fielding three first-time candidates from the Kashmir Valley.
2019-03-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Modi stays with Varanasi, Shah's LS bid from Gandhinagar (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight again from his Varanasi constituency while BJP President Amit Shah will make his debut in Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar, BJP leader J.P. Nadda announced on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Two ex-Congress leaders fielded by BJP from Karnataka
Bengaluru/New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Two former Congress leaders in Karnataka who recently joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) figured in its list of candidates named on Thursday for 21 of 28 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Got over 4,000 calls of quarrels on Holi: Delhi Police
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Delhi Police, which had made adequate security arrangements to ensure peaceful Holi celebrations on Thursday, said it issued over 13,000 traffic violations tickets including for drunk driving and fielded over 4,000 calls reporting quarrels.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TRS denies tickets to three outgoing MPs
Hyderabad, March 21 (IANS) The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Thursday announced candidates for all 17 Lok Sabha constituencies in Telangana, denying tickets to three outgoing MPs including its leader in Lok Sabha, A.P. Jithender Reddy.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
3 militants killed,7 security men hurt in J&K gunfights (5th Lead)
Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) Three militants were killed while seven security men and three civilians injured on Thursday in three different battles between security forces and militants in the Kashmir Valley, authorities said.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Holi celebrated in traditional styles in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, March 21 (IANS) Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated on Thursday in Uttarakhand with enthusiasm with people throwing gulal and colours at each other and distributing sweets.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Mizoram House passes Bill, to go dry from April 1
Aizawl, March 21 (IANS) Mizoram is going to be a dry state, once again, from April 1 this year. The Mizoram Legislative Assembly has passed the Mizoram Liquor Prohibition Bill 2019, which seeks to ban consumption, manufacture and sale of liquor for general public.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
No link with Pollachi sex case accused: Congress leader
Coimbatore, March 21 (IANS) In a twist in the Pollachi sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case, Tamil Nadu Congress leader Mayura Jayakumar on Thursday said that he had no links with main accused Thirunavukkarasu, but the latter might have visited him on the date of the crime as registered in the FIR.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Facebook stored users' passwords in 'readable' form
San Francisco, March 21 (IANS) Facebook on Thursday said it has fixed a security issue wherein millions of its users' passwords were stored in plain text and "readable" format for years and according to reports, were searchable by thousands of its employees.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology
Purandeswari to be BJP candidate from Vizag LS seat
Amaravati, March 21 (IANS) Former Union Minister Daggubati Purandeswari will be the BJP candidate from Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha constituency as the party decided not to field outgoing MP K. Haribabu from here.
2019-03-21
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Shah to contest from Gandhinagar, eases Advani out
Ahmedabad, March 21 (IANS) Setting at rest all speculations, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced that its national president Amit Shah would contest the Lok Sabha elections from Gandhinagar, in place of veteran leader and incumbent MP L.K. Advani.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Netaji kin, former IPS, new joinees in BJP's Bengal list
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Union Minister Babul Supriyo would fight to retain Asansol, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grand-nephew Chandra Kumar Bose is in fray from the prestigious Kolkata South, while BJP's West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh in the race from Midnapore in the first list of 28 candidates announced by the party for the Lok Sabha polls in the eastern state.
2019-03-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Radhakrishnan, Tamilisai in BJP TN list
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday decided to field Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan from Tamil Nadu's Kanniyakumari Lok Sabha constituency in the 2019 elections as per its first list released in New Delhi.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Spot-fixing can happen without players knowing: Dhoni
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Former India skipper M.S. Dhoni, at the departure press conference for the 2013 Champions Trophy, had said that he would speak on the IPL spot-fixing scandal that rocked that edition of the cash-rich league at the right moment. And that time has come as he has broken his silence in a docudrama aptly titled "Roar of the Lion".
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Modi stays with Varanasi, Shah's LS bid from Gandhinagar (Roundup)
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight again from his Varanasi constituency while BJP President Amit Shah will make his debut in Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar, BJP leader J.P. Nadda announced on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP's first list has 16 candidates from NE states
Guwahati, March 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released the first list of 184 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls, which includes names for 16 constituencies in the North-East.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP replaces 6 MPs, including minister, in UP
Lucknow, March 21 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday announced the list of 28 of its candidates for Uttar Pradesh's 80 Lok Sabha seats, dropping six of its sitting members including a Union Minister, for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP ignores Dattatreya for Secunderabad constituency
Hyderabad, March 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party has ignored its senior leader and sitting MP Bandaru Dattatreya for Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency and instead fielded G. Kishan Reddy.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Modi sticks to Varanasi, Shah to contest Gandhinagar (3nd Lead)
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight again from his Varanasi constituency while BJP President Amit Shah will make his debut in Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar, BJP leader J.P. Nadda announced on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP declares first list of LS candidates for Odisha
Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday declared the first list of 10 candidates for Lok Sabha elections in Odisha.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Congress in a fix over five Uttarakhand LS seats
Dehradun, March 21 (IANS) The Congress high command is faced with hurdles in finalising list of candidates for Uttarakhand Lok Sabha seats, which go to polls on April 11.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
India slips on happiness scale; may impact LS polls
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Maintaining a downward trend, India slipped to the 140th position, seven spots down from last year, in a happiness ranking of 156 countries this year, according to a new report which is unlikely to cheer up the ruling coalition in the run-up to the general elections.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
Militant killed, 7 security men hurt in 3 J&K gunfights (4th Lead)
Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) A militant was killed while seven security men and three civilians injured on Thursday as security forces and militants battled each other in three places in the Kashmir Valley, authorities said.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
12 kids among 55 drowned in Iraq river ferry mishap
Mosul (Iraq), March 21 (IANS) As many as 55 people were drowned, including 12 children, as an overcrowded ferry capsized in Iraq's Tigris river near Mosul, reported CNN.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Burkina Faso,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Alphons, Rajasekharan among 13 BJP candidates in Kerala
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS) Union Minister K.J. Alphons and new party entrant K.S. Radhakrishnan are among the 13 candidates in Kerala the BJP announced in its first Lok Sabha candidates list released on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
'Dora and the Lost City of Gold' gets release date
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Eva Longoria's "Dora and the Lost City of Gold" will release on August 2.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi stays with Varanasi, Shah in fray from Gandhinagar (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight to retain his Varanasi seat while BJP President Amit Shah will make his debut in Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar, BJP leader J.P. Nadda announced on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Malayalam movie nominated for Rome Prisma Awards
Kochi, March 21 (IANS) Malayalam film "Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar" is the only film to be nominated from India for the Rome Independent Prisma Awards.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Modi to fight from Varanasi again, Shah Gandhinagar
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight to retain his Varanasi seat while BJP President Amit Shah will contest his first Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar in the 2019 polls, BJP leader J.P Nadda announced on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Modi to contest from Varanasi, Shah Gandhinagar
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi and BJP President Amit Shah from Gandhinagar, BJP leader J.P Nadda announced on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Petrol price down 7 paise, diesel dips 8 paise
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Petrol prices declined by 7 paise across the metropolitan cities on Thursday after remaining unchanged for the last two days, data from the Indian Oil Corp's website showed.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Senior Punjab CPI-M leader Balwant Singh dies
Chandigarh, March 21 (IANS) Former MLA and ex-state CPI-M Secretary Balwant Singh (82) passed away on Thursday at his residence here after a brief illness.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
"Delhi Crime" may help revive talk on public safety
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Bishnoi who is playing a pivotal role in the Netflix original series "Delhi Crime", based on the Nirbhaya gang-rape case that shook the nation in 2012, says the importance of retelling the story is to continue the conversation on the safety of civilians that the authorities are responsible for.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
DITI to monitor poll expenditures in NE states
Agartala, March 21 (IANS) ) The Directorate of Income Tax Investigation (DITI) has appointed 160 officials to monitor expenditure of political parties and candidates during the Lok Sabha polls in the seven northeastern states, an official release said here on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
IPL captains reach Chennai to sign 'fair play' pledge
New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to start on Saturday and the captains of the eight teams embarked in Chennai on Thursday for the captains' meet and signing of the pledge to play the game in fair spirit.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Smart toilet can detect congestive heart failure
New York, March 21 (IANS) Hospitals will soon be able to monitor patients with congestive heart failure in the comfort of their own homes, thanks to a new type of toilet-seats that can measure biometrics during "natural" processes.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Aishwarya set for Round 2 of FIM Bajas World Cup
Proenca-a-Nova (Portugal), March 21 (IANS) Indias Aishwarya Pissay will resume her campaign in the FIM Bajas World Cup, here on Friday, when the Baja do Pinhal gets underway with a ceremonial start followed by a Prologue run of 9.57 kms.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Motorsports
Sonu Nigam - an all-time student
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Popular singer Sonu Nigam has opened up about his love for learning new things.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP lawmaker in UP shot and injured in Holi function
Lucknow, March 21 (IANS) A legislator of Uttar Pradesh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was shot and injured by unidentified men during Holi festivities at the district party office in Lakhimpur-Kheri district on Thursday, police said.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Soldier killed on LoC, armies trade heavy fire
Jammu, March 21 (IANS) An Indian soldier was killed in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, leading to heavy firing exchanges as the Indian side retaliated, an official said.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Kerala top cop, businessman may contest LS polls
Kochi, March 21 (IANS) The Lok Sabha elections in Kerala could see two prominent persons entering the poll fray -- the state's senior most Director General of Police Jacob Thomas and leading businessman Kochouseph Chittilappilly.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Katherine Heigl to star in sitcom pilot "Our House"
Los Angeles, March 21 (IANS) Actress Katherine Heigl has been cast as the female lead in the comedy pilot "Our House".
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Samsung 5G phone to hit the market on April 5
Seoul, March 21 (IANS) Samsung on Thursday said it will release its first 5G smartphone in the first week of April in South Korea, making it the world's first mobile device with the next-generation network capability.
2019-03-21
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Dol Jatra/Holi celebrated with gaiety in West Bengal
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) West Bengal joined the rest of the nation in celebrating the festival of Holi - or Dol Jatra as it is called in this part of the country - with colours, song and prayers, amid stepped-up security on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Election colours add to Holi fervour in Braj
Mathura/Vrindavan/Agra, March 21 (IANS) The fervour of Holi, festival of colours, reached a feverish pitch on Thursday as election campaigners and leaders of different political parties extended their full support and participation in the celebrations, adding a riot of party colours to the festivities.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Delhi celebrates Holi with colours, best wishes
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The gleeful 'Holi hai (Its Holi) filled the air as smiling young children and elders played Holi with complete abandon. The entire city looked joyous and intoxicated with a celebratory fervour.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion
Have to have the will to be surprised by life: Mouni
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) With three films in her kitty including "Romeo Akbar Walter", actress Mouni Roy has managed to make a successful transition from small to the big screen. She says she is always ready to embrace the surprise that life has to offer.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over Rs 13 cr unaccounted cash seized in TN: EC
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) Cash amounting to Rs 13.90 crore, being transported without proper papers, has been seized by flying squads across Tamil Nadu, a poll official said on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Dangal 2019,Politics
Karnataka building collapse death toll reaches 10
Bengaluru, March 21 (IANS) The death toll in the building collapse in Karnataka's Dharwad on Tuesday rose to 10 with five more bodies retrieved from the debris on Thursday, the third day of search and rescue operations, according to the police.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Williamson named Player of the Year at NZC awards
Dubai, March 21 (IANS) Kiwi captain Kane Williamson claimed the coveted Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for Men's Player of the Year at the annual New Zealand Cricket (NZC) awards on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Infant falls into borewell, rescue efforts on
Hisar, March 21 (IANS) The efforts to rescue a one-year-old boy who fell into a 70-foot narrow borewell in the Balsamand village, Haryana, on Wednesday continued on Thursday, said officials.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three gunfights on in Valley, 1 militant killed (3rd Lead)
Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) A militant was killed and two policemen and a civilian injured on Thursday as security forces and militants battled each other in three places in the Kashmir Valley, authorities said.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Himachal's Manali sees more snowfall, rain in Shimla
Shimla, March 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destination Manali and its nearby hill destinations received more snowfall in the past 24 hours, officials said on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Injured Kenyan striker Timbe set to be back in May
Nairobi, March 21 (IANS) Beijing Renhe striker Ayub Timbe has spoken about his knee surgery and said he will be ready for Kenya camp in May, ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt from June 21 to July 19.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Football
Sushant, Tushar Pandey bond over Delhi
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Tushar Pandey, who have a connection with Delhi, have been bonding over the city while shooting for their film "Chhichhore" here.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No talks of merger with AIADMK: AMMK leader Dhinakaran
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) AMMK leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran on Thursday categorically refuted Madurai Aadheenam (Mutt) head Arunagiri Nathar's statement that talks being held for its merger with the ruling AIADMK.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Smoking strong pot daily increases psychosis risks
London, March 21 (IANS) Amid growing decriminalisation of cannabis use, a new study warns that daily cannabis use, especially of high potency, is strongly linked to the risk of developing psychosis, a mental disorder characterised by a disconnection from reality.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
CRPF man guns down 3 colleagues, shoots self (2nd Lead)
Jammu, March 21 (IANS) In the first case of fratricidal firing in Jammu and Kashmir this year, a CRPF trooper shot dead three colleagues and then shot and seriously wounded himself in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
IPL 2019: 5 power hitters set for fresh fireworks
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) With just a couple of days left for the start of the annual T20 festival -- the Indian Premier League (IPL) -- fans across the country are eagerly awaiting fireworks from some big hitters in the business.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Saudia told to compensate passenger for flight delay
Jeddah, March 21 (IANS) A court has ordered Saudi Arabian Airlines or Saudia to compenstate a passenger and his family with about $16,430 because their flight from Jeddah to New York was delayed by 21 hours.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Immigration/Law/Rights
China says more trade talks with US to be held
Beijing, March 21 (IANS) The next round of negotiations to end a trade war between China and the United States will take place in Beijing on March 28 and 29, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Two sentenced to life over Pakistani student's lynching
Islamabad, March 21 (IANS) A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Thursday sentenced two more people to life imprisonment over the 2017 lynching of a university student accused of posting blasphemous content on Facebook.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
NASA to partner with 10 start-ups on new space tech
Washington, March 21 (IANS) NASA is inviting applications from start-ups to take part in a three-month pilot programme to develop new technologies for space.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Pregnancy makes Gemma feel like superwoman
London, March 21 (IANS) Actress Gemma Atkinson, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Gorka Marquez, says she feels like a superwoman.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
AI couldn't catch NZ attack video streaming: Facebook
San Francisco, March 21 (IANS) Facing flak for failure to block the live broadcast of the New Zealand terrorist attack last week, Facebook on Thursday said that its Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools were not "perfect" to detect the horrific video.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
9 sentenced to life in Dinakaran arson attack case
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) The Madras High Court's Madurai bench on Thursday sentenced, to life imprisonment, nine people convicted in the 2007 Dinakaran newspaper burning case which left three persons dead.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Finch ready to bat down the order at World Cup
Dubai, March 21 (IANS) Australia's limited-overs captain and opener Aaron Finch is ready to bat down the order if situation demands in the ICC cricket World Cup in England and Wales.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Not contesting Lok Sabha elections, says Salman
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan on Thursday denied that he was campaigning for a political party or contesting himself in the coming Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Bollywood,Politics
Protests in Valley against teacher's custodial death
Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) Protests were held on Thursday in Srinagar city and Awantipora town of Jammu and Kashmir against the custodial death of the private school teacher this week.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Infosys, Roland-Garros team up for digital innovation
Paris, March 21 (IANS) Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, and Roland-Garros Grand Slam tennis tournament, also called the French Open, on Thursday announced a three-year strategic technology partnership.
2019-03-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis,Technology
Nitish celebrates Holi, no festivities for Lalu
Patna, March 21 (IANS) Bihar on Thursday celebrated Holi with fervour. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar celebrated only with dry colours but there were no festivities at the residence of RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Religion
Tractor trolley overturns in MP, 4 killed, 6 injured
Vidisha (Madhya Pradesh), March 21 (IANS) Four persons were killed and six others injured when the tractor-trolley in which they were travelling overturned here on Wednesday night, police said.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kuldeep to play Lord Ram in TV show
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) After playing Lord Vishnu and Krishna, actor Kuldeep Singh will essay the role of Lord Ram in the mythological TV show "Vighnaharta Ganesha".
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Holi thoughts from Bollywood
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Lata Mangeshkar and Dilip Kumar share their thoughts on Holi which was celebrated on Thursday.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Religion
Wish I was acting in 1980s, says Nandita Das
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Filmmaker-actor Nandita Das, who is coming up with the remake of 1980s cult film "Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai", says 1980s was a great time for Indian cinema as the parallel cinema movement was at its peak in India then.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Thousands converge for 'Hola Mohalla' celebrations
Chandigarh, March 21 (IANS) Tens of thousands of devotees converged in the Sikh holy town Anandpur Sahib on Thursday to offer prayers at Gurdwara Keshgarh Sahib during 'Hola Mohalla celebrations that coincides with Holi festival.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion
Bengal leaders participate in riot of colours
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) It was a riot of colours for different political leaders and a great opportunity to reach out to the people ahead of the Lok Sabha polls on Thursday as West Bengal celebrated Holi -- or "Dol Jatra" as it is called in this part of the country.
2019-03-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Manisha Koirala wants to explore more as an author
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) After writing about her battle against cancer in "Healed: How Cancer Gave Me a New Life", actress Manisha Koirala says she wants to write more books and has a "couple of ideas" in her mind.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Three gunfights underway in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) Two policemen and a civilian were injured on Thursday as security forces and militants battled each other in three places in the Kashmir Valley, authorities said.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
One's presence is felt by the work she does: Nimrat
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Having successfully maintained a balance between her work internationally and in the Hindi film industry, actress Nimrat Kaur believes that one's presence is felt by the work he/she does and the statement it makes.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Norway difficult team in Euro qualifiers: Jordi Alba
Madrid, March 21 (IANS) With many new players set to debut for the Spanish national football team, Spain and Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba warned that Norway will likely give the La Roja a hard time when the teams square off in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
6 die as blasts hit Kabul New Year celebrations
Kabul, March 21 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 23 others wounded after three blasts hit New Year celebrations near a shrine in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, officials said.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Forest cover in Bengal gone up by 4.29%: Mamata
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Marking the International Day of Forests on Thursday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that forest cover in the state has gone up by 4.29 per cent.
2019-03-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
How to take care of skin and hair post Holi
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Holi colours can damage your skin and leave your hair lifeless for days. Use a good moisturizing face wash on your face after playing Holi and apply a clarifying shampoo to rinse colour from hair, say experts.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chinese President leaves for Italy, Monaco, France
Beijing, March 21 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing on Thursday for state visits to Italy, Monaco and France.
2019-03-21
Category: International, China,Diplomacy
To get picked, you have to perform: Coulter-Nile
Dubai, March 21 (IANS) Australia fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile has said that in order to get picked for the World Cup squad, one has to perform rather than worrying about the selection.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand bans assault rifles after terror attack (Third Lead)
Wellington, March 21 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban on all military-style semi-automatics and assault rifles, six days after a terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch left 50 people dead.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Best and worst fabrics for summer
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) It is important for you to take a closer look at the fabrics you opt to wear in summer, say experts.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ex-Colombia midfielder arrested on drug charges
Bogota, March 21 (IANS) Former Colombia international midfielder Jhon Viafara faced extradition to the United States after being arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking, Colombian officials said.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
FC Porto renew contract with Iker Casillas
Lisbon, March 21 (IANS) FC Porto has announced that goalkeeper Iker Casillas has signed a contract extension with the Portuguese club.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
IPL 2019: 5 death-over specialists to watch for
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) is considered to have a wide fan base and with games mostly going down the wire, it makes the league even more interesting. With several contests in the league going to the final over or the last delivery for a conclusion, every team comprises one or more death-over specialists.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Bollywood films are patriarchal: Soundarya Sharma
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Actress Soundarya Sharma says Bollywood films are patriarchal but times are changing as women-centric films are now taking over.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facebook brings quoted message replies to Messenger
San Francisco, March 21 (IANS) To help people not lose the threads of conversations on Messenger, Facebook has introduced the quoted message reply feature on its messaging platform, the media reported.
2019-03-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Scientists develop robotic swarm for medical use
New York, March 21 (IANS) Chinese scientists have developed a robotic system inspired by a colony of ants that can collectively achieve complex tasks like gathering large prey.
2019-03-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology
Wrong dead body arrives from Saudi Arabia
Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS) In an embarrassing mix up, relatives of 28-year-old Rafeeq, who died of heart attack in Saudi Arabia last month, got a shock of their life when they opened the casket -- it had the body of a woman.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Theatres are killing themselves: Shekhar Kapur
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur says the soaring costs of multiplexes are driving filmmakers to digital platforms and with the high prices the theatres are ultimately killing themselves.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kesari: Formulaic, forced patriotic tale (Movie review)
Movie: "Kesari"; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra, Edward Sonnenblick, R. Bhakti Klein, Mark Bennington; Director: Anurag Singh; Rating: **1/2 (2-and-a-half stars)
2019-03-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't want to get typecast: Composer Arko
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Singer-composer Arko Pravo Mukherjee, who is known for his romantic compositions "Abhi abhi", "Nazm nazm" and "Tere sang yaara", says he does not like to be typecast.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hope 'Lamberghini' features in a film: The Doorbeens
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) As their song "Lamberghini" created waves amongst music lovers in the country, Onkar Narang and Gautam Sharma from the musical group The Doorbeens are now hoping that their track gets featured in a Bollywood film.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Traditional Holi festival of Himachal concludes
Shimla, March 21 (IANS) The four-day traditional Holi folk festival of Sujanpur in Himachal Pradesh, which traces its origin to the erstwhile Katoch ruler Sansar Chand, concluded amidst fanfare on Thursday, the organisers said.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion
Two policemen injured in Sopore gunfight
Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) Two policemen were injured on Thursday in an ongoing gunfight between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Women play leading role in Sikkim's developmental success (Comment)
Everyone knows that Sikkim is a small extraordinarily picturesque mountainous state tucked away in the Himalayas in the northeast of India. That indeed it is. Even today, there are only around 650,000 people living in the state. However, much less known about Sikkim to the rest of India - and also the world - is the exceptionally steady and silent progress in improving the lives of ordinary people that the state has recorded over the past two decades.
2019-03-21
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Soldier killed in Pakistan firing on LoC
Jammu, March 21 (IANS) An Indian soldier was killed on Thursday in Pakistani firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
It's going to be 20 out of 20 in Kerala: Congress
Kasargode (Kerala), March 21 (IANS) The Congress-led UDF in Kerala on Thursday denied the CPI-M's charge of an "unholy nexus" between the Congress and the BJP and asserted that it was going to win all 20 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
2019-03-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics