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There will be tit for tat: Paswan on threat of post-poll violence
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) "There will be a tit for tat", Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday in the presence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh when he was asked there were reports that violence can take place in the country after results of Lok Sabha polls on May 23.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
EC should probe disappearance, appearance of rape victim: Goa Congress
Panaji, May 21 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Tuesday demanded that the Election Commission should conduct a probe into the disappearance of a woman who had accused its poll candidate Atanasio Monserrate of rape in 2016, ahead of the May 19 Panaji Assembly bypoll and her sudden appearance a day after polling was held.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Bosch India net down quarterly, up yearly
Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) German auto component major Bosch India on Tuesday reported Rs 412 crore net profit for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering 5 per cent annual decline from Rs 434 crore in the same period of 2017-18.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Web series on Modi returns after elections
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) 'Modi: Journey Of A Common Man', the web series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi is live again, a month after the Election Commission banned its streaming in favour of a level-playing field during the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
No food security without peace, says FAO chief
Rome, May 21 (IANS/AKI) Hunger and conflict are interlinked and sustaining impoverished rural communities can help break the cycle, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation chief Jose Graziano da Silva said here.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Italy deports suspected Tunisian extremist
Rome, May 21 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities have expelled an 18-year-old alleged Tunisian would-be jihadist who wanted to carry out a suicide attack, proselytised on the Internet and networked with other suspected extremists, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Nobel Peace laureate Yunus calls for new approach to hunger, conflict
Rome, May 21 (IANS/AKI) Bangladeshi Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus on Tuesday called on countries to revolutionise the way they address the frequently interconnected issues of hunger and conflict, urging initiatives to foster social cohesion and rural entrepreneurship especially among the young.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
EC sets up 24-hour EVM control room
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday said a control room would be set up to deal with complaints related to Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) round the clock.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Took too long to evacuate Metro: Delhi government
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday said Delhi Metro authorities took a long time to evacuate one of the two trains that stopped at Chhatarpur and Sultanpur metro stations due to a major technical glitch.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
SC takes exception to stir by Bengal lawyers
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court has taken exception to the strike called by lawyers in West Bengal since April 29. Terming the strike extraordinary, the court observed that it is having major implication on the fundamental right of life and liberty of citizens, many of whom want to move court seeking bail.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Train services disrupted as post-poll violence continues in Bhatpara
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Train services were disrupted, houses and shops set ablaze and workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress fought pitched battles as violence continued to scald the Bhatpara assembly constituency on Tuesday, two days after the by-poll for the seat in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.
2019-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Former Union minister Kushwaha tells supporters to pick up arms to protect EVMs
Patna, May 21 (IANS) Opposition RLSP chief and former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha on Tuesday reacted angrily to reports of alleged tampering of EVMs by the ruling NDA, urging party workers and supporters to pick up arms for "protection" of votes.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
NDA allies express faith in Modi, say India no more a soft state
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The constituents of BJP-led NDA allies on Tuesday expressed full faith in the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of results of Lok Sabha elections, saying the past five years have brought about a change in Indias perception that it was a soft state.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nobel Peace laureate Yunus urges new approach to hunger, conflict
Rome, May 21 (IANS/AKI) Bangladeshi Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus on Tuesday called on nations to revolutionise the way they address the frequently interconnected issues of hunger and conflict, urging initiatives to foster social cohesion and rural entrepreneurship especially among the young.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Venezuela's envoy to Italy resigns over lack of funds
Rome, May 21 (IANS/AKI) Venezuela's Ambassador to Italy, Isias Rodriguez, has written a resignation letter to President Nicolas Maduro after US sanctions against the socialist government left the embassy in Rome unable to pay staff salaries and rent.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics
'Few banks have't released funds to IL&FS firms despite NCLAT orders'
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has told the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) that a few lenders of the IL&FS Group and its group companies have not released payments to meet the "going concern" status of the companies, which is against the tribunal's directive for release of payments in such matters.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Fake coin minting rackets run rampant in Delhi-NCR
Faridabad, May 21 (IANS) Instead of waging a war against cross border smuggling of fake Indian currency notes, the police and intelligence agencies are now focussing on fake coin minting dens operating in Delhi-NCR and adjoining states.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No wrong transportation of EVMs: Poll officials
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) There has been no illegal transportation of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in Punjab, election officials here said on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019
Hyundai launches connected compact SUV Venue
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Automobile major Hyundai Motor India on Tuesday launched India's first "fully connected" SUV - Hyundai Venue -- in both petrol and diesel variants.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Documentary on Lok Sabha polls announced
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A documentary encapsulating the story of the Indian elections will soon make way to the Indian small screen.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
PNB may lead next round of PSU bank merger in Sept
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Punjab National Bank may be centre of the next round of PSU bank merger in September where the Delhi-based lender could take some smaller PSU banks under its ambit.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Traffic restrictions on Jammu-Srinagar highway to end next week
Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government announced on Tuesday that there would be no restrictions on civilian traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway from May 27 onwards.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir
Pakistan violates ceasefire on IB, firing on
Jammu, May 21 (IANS) Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba sector on Tuesday evening, sparking off a gunfight which was still on, police said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Bangladesh halts visas to Pakistan nationals
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) Bangladesh has halted issuance of visas to Pakistani nationals and reportedly refused to accept the 'agrement' from Islamabad for appointment of a new High Commissioner to Dhaka after a visa-extension application of its diplomat was kept pending.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Diplomacy
Tripura suspends IPS officer, 11 TSR troopers, police personnel
Agartala, May 21 (IANS) The Tripura government has suspended an IPS officer and 11 troopers of the elite Tripura State Rifles (TSR) and police from service for breaching discipline, an official said on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bosch India net down quarterly, up yearly
Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) German auto component behemoth Bosch India on Tuesday reported Rs 412 crore net profit for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering 5 per cent annual decline from Rs 434 crore in the same period of 2017-18.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Outcome of Australia polls boosts Adani's mining plans
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) The outcome of Australia's federal election in which pro-mining coalition government has emerged as favourite to form the next government has given a boost to Adani's mining plans.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Over 60 arrested in Bengal's Bhatpara, political blame-game on
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday continued to blame each other over the violence in Bhatpara Assembly constituency - that voted in a bypoll last Sunday - while over 60 people have been arrested.
2019-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Honor 20 series announced; to launch in India in June
London, May 21 (IANS) Huawei's sub-brand Honor on Tuesday launched its HONOR 20, HONOR 20 PRO and HONOR 20 Lite here for 499 euros, 599 euros and 299 euros, respectively.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Technology
Metro commuters have harrowing time after breakdown (Roundup)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Delhi Metro commuters on Tuesday had a harrowing time during the morning rush hours and around 5,000 had to be evacuated from stuck trains as the services on the Yellow Line between Haryana's Huda City and Samaypur Badli in Delhi were stalled for over four hours due to a technical snag.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Stimac want us to play as a unit: Rahul Bheke
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Igor Stimac, newly appointed coach of the Indian national football team, made his mark during the very first practice session at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, here on Tuesday, by creating a positive spirit and setting high goals and standards for the players to achieve.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Shocking Gujarat exam results: 63 schools score a zero
Gandhinagar, May 21 (IANS) Not a single student from as many as 63 schools managed to clear the Secondary School Certificate examinations conducted by the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board, the results of which were declared here on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education
Airtel, Vodafone lose 30 mn users in March, Jio adds 9.4 mn
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Mobile subscriber base of Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel declined by nearly 14.5 million and 15.1 million respectively, totalling nearly 30 million subscribers as of March over the previous month, while Reliance Jio added 9.4 million users, according to the TRAI data.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'Tik Tok' celebrity gunned down in Delhi
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Days after two gang wars in the national capital, a young fitness instructor, also known for his posts on 'Tik Tok' and Instagram, was on Tuesday gunned down allegedly by three assailants, police said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Domestic help accused in Delhi robbery nabbed from Bangalore
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested a woman in Bangalore for allegedly robbing a house in Delhi where she was working as a domestic help.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EC rejects demand to record dissenting views in its orders
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday decided that all dissenting opinions and minority decisions concerning violation of model code of conduct (MCC) will not be made part of final orders and the existing procedures will be followed.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Reliance Group to withdraw defamation suits
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Reliance Group which has withdrawn defamation suits filed against certain individuals and corporate bodies, said that these defamatory statements were made for political purposes in the run-up to the Lok Sabha election 2019.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Integral Coach Factory to start design, production of Train 19 in FY19
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) Railway coach maker Integral Coach Factory (ICF) will take up the design, development and production of Train 19, a sleeper version of Train 18, now named as Vande Bharat Express train set on the lines of Rajadhani Express, said a senior official of Railway Board.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
PM meets Council of Ministers, says LS polls were 'unique'
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday described the Lok Sabha elections as "unique" as he met his Council of Ministers at a meeting convened by BJP chief Amit Shah for thanking them for their work.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mumbai Congress concerned about EVMs safety before counting
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Mumbai Congress President Milind M. Deora on Tuesday expressed apprehensions about the safety and security of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) stored at various strongrooms for the city's six Lok Sabha seats ahead of the counting on May 23.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
SC dismisses plea challenging appointment of special observers in Bengal polls
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea challenging the appointment of two retired bureaucrats as special observer and central police observer in West Bengal in the recently-concluded general election.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Immigration/Law/Rights
Opposition parties demand VVPAT tallying be done first
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Just two days ahead of counting of votes, 22 Opposition parties on Tuesday demanded that VVPAT slips at randomly selected five polling booths should be counted first, and if any discrepancy occurs, then VVPAT slips should be tallied for the entire assembly segments.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Centre asks states for better preparedness ahead of monsoon
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday asked states to step up their preparedness by advance planning and deployment of human, physical and financial resources ahead of the southwest monsoon which will arrive in the first week of next month.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Tech Mahindra to supply RFID access to Indian Navy
Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) Leading software major Tech Mahindra on Tuesday said it bagged a Rs 300-crore defence contract to supply RFID (radio frequency identification) based on access control systems to the Indian Navy bases and ships.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Search on for Delhi spa centre owner in sex racket case
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Delhi Police have busted a sex racket operating from a spa centre of a mall here and found 11 girls there "engaged in immoral activities", a police officer said on Tuesday, adding that the spa's owner is still at large.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Appoint neutral ombudsman to serve as watchdog of Aadhaar system, HC told
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A petitioner, who has filed a plea seeking exemplary damages for the losses caused due to leakage of Aadhaar data, told the Delhi High Court on Tuesday that he is not challenging the Aadhaar Act but is pressing for the appointment of a neutral ombudsman to act as a watchdog for the system.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Niki Lauda was passionate about Ibiza
Ibiza (Spain), May 21 (IANS) Niki Lauda, a three-time Formula One champion, made Spain's Balearic Island of Ibiza his second home after he first visited in 1976, shortly after he suffered a severe accident at the Nurburging circuit.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Modi, Shah meet Union Council of Ministers
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah met the Union Council of Ministers here at the party headquarters on Tuesday, two days ahead of the counting of votes for Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Enter The Dragon: China's SAIC to cause disruption in Indian automobile industry
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) After conquering the country's smartphone and electronics devices market, China Inc. has set its sight on India's lucrative automobile sector, where one of its largest manufacturers SAIC will compete for space.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Admission to IP University law courses through CLAT: SC
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the national level Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) will form the basis of admissions to law courses of the Guru Gobind Singh IP University (GGSIPU) for the academic year 2019-20.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Virgin Atlantic to relaunch London Heathrow-Mumbai flights
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Virgin Atlantic will relaunch flight service between London Heathrow and Mumbai from October 27, 2019.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
RBI to create specialised cadre to supervise banks, NBFCs
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India has decided to create a "specialised supervisory and regulatory cadre" to strengthen supervision over commercial banks, urban cooperative banks and Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs).
2019-05-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Over 20 lakh schoolkids in Kerala to benefit from hi-tech IT labs
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) A record 20.86 lakh schoolchildren in 9,941 state-run lower primary and upper primary schools in Kerala will have the facility of hi-tech IT laboratories in their schools from July, an official said on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Technology
Row over EVMs, EC dismisses allegations of manipulations
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A major controversy erupted on Tuesday after allegations that EVMs were being changed in the Election Commission's strong rooms in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar but the poll body asserted that the charges were "baseless" and "frivolous".
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Novel Singhal Lavasa, wife of EC Ashok Lavasa, is director on board of over a dozen firms (Resending with correction)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A search on corporate data service providers Zauba Corp and CorporateDir have found Novel Singhal Lavasa, wife of Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa, on the board of over a dozen companies.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Novel Singhal Lavasa, wife of EC Ashok Lavasa, is director on the board of 14 private firms
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A search on corporate data service providers Zauba Corp and CorporateDir have found Novel Singhal Lavasa, wife of Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa, on the board of over a dozen companies.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
17 of 48 regional parties defaulted on submission of donations report: ADR
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) At least 17 regional parties defaulted on the submission of their donations report to the Election Commission during 2017-18, according to the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR).
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IL&FS: 'Red' companies increase to 82, 'Green' up at 55
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Two more companies have entered the "red" list of the IL&FS group firms increasing the number of entities that cannot meet their payment obligations, not even to the secured financial creditors, to 82.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Crime syndicates smuggle gold in paste form
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Big-time crime syndicates operating across India are smuggling gold in a paste form to dodge metal detectors and hi-tech X-ray machines installed at all international airports, sources said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Closer scrutiny of trusts and institutions on cards, draft rules out
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Income Tax Department has proposed a new audit report form for charitable trusts and institutions requiring additional information and disclosures about their activities.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Arunachal attack: Army launches operation, forces rushed (3rd Lead)
Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) The Army on Tuesday launched a massive operation in and around Khonsa in Arunachal Pradesh where suspected militants ambushed the convoy of sitting MLA Tirong Aboh, killing him and 10 others, including his minor son, two personal security officers (PSOs) and some of his relatives.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Terrorism
State seems unwilling to solve Bhatpara 'disruption': Bengal BJPe
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) The West Bengal administration seems to be "unwilling" to resolve the violence in the state's Bhatpara Assembly constituency ever since the bypolls, state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Sena chief attends NDA dinner
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday attended the dinner meeting hosted by BJP chief Amit Shah here for NDA allies, hours after his party spokesperson said he would not attend it.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gold worth Rs 48.50 lakh seized at Goa airport
Panaji, May 21 (IANS) Customs officials in Goa seized gold worth Rs 48.50 lakh from a passenger who arrived at the Dabolim International Airport here from Oman on Tuesday, officials said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Athlete Gomathi tests positive for banned substance
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Athlete Gomathi Marimuthu, winner of womens 800m gold medal at at the Doha Asian Championships last month, has been tested positive for a banned substance norandrosterone, which is an anabolic steroid.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Facebook sharing users' data with telecom firms, phone makers: Report
San Francisco, May 21 (IANS) A confidential Facebook document reviewed by The Intercept has revealed that the social networking giant is offering private data of its users without their knowledge or consent to 100 different telecom companies and phone makers in 50 countries.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Over 4,600 centenarians cast votes in Punjab
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) Over 4,600 centenarians exercised their franchise for Punjab's 13 parliamentary seats and they also comprised one transgender, Chief Electoral Officer S. Karuna Raju said on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Poll Trivia
Emergency could have been avoided: Pranab Mukherjee
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who worked closely with former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, says the imposition of Emergency in 1975 could have been avoided as it curbed the rights of people.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP bid to corner Kamal Nath fizzles out
Bhopal, May 21 (IANS) The BJPs attempts to embarrass the Congress with a floor test in Madhya Pradesh have all but fizzled out with the partys central leadership not supporting the local leaders on the issue.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Anil Ambani's Reliance to withdraw defamation cases against Congress, Herald
Ahmedabad, May 21 (IANS) The Reliance Group, led by Anil Ambani, on Tuesday announced its decision to withdraw the Rs 5,000 crore civil defamation suit, filed in a court here, against Congress leaders and the National Herald newspaper over their statements and an article on the controversial Rafale fighter jet deal.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Not seen a film or TV show in 30 years: Kamal Nath
Bhopal, May 21 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, who on Tuesday mocked exit polls that predicted a majority for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the Lok Sabha elections as "entertainment polls", said he was far removed from the "leisure of any such entertainment" in his life.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
New nasal spray treats depression faster: Study
New York, May 21 (IANS) A new nasal spray has been found effective in treating people with depression who are often unable to relieve their symptoms despite trying other anti-depressants, says a study.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Iraq to send teams to Iran, US to ease regional tensions
Baghdad, May 21 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Tuesday said Iraq would send delegations to the US and Iran to ease the tension in the Middle East.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Iraq,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Raftaar captures school days in 'Main wahi hoon'
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Rapper-dancer Raftaar says working on his new single "Main wahi hoon" was a nostalgic experience and has dedicated it to his friends.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sharply varying exit poll numbers in key states trigger uncertainty
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A general consensus appears to have emerged among political parties that the Bharatiya Janata Party will emerge as the single largest party in the Lok Sabha. However, the exit polls raise the question whether the party will have clear numbers, as in 2014, to easily push the NDA tally over the 272 mark in the Lok Sabha.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Doctor, nurses beaten up after three newborn die in Jharkhand
Ranchi, May 21 (IANS) A doctor and some nurses at a government hospital in Jharkhand's Giridih were beaten up by relatives of three newborn babies who died on Tuesday, police said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Poll results could be delayed: Ghaziabad official
Ghaziabad, May 21 (IANS) Results of the Ghaziabad Lok Sabha seat could be delayed on Thursday due to the tallying of EVM results with the VVPATs from five booths in every assembly segment, District Magistrate Ritu Maheswari said on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019
Orissa 'swing': Exit polls embolden BJP, predict challenge to BJD
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) With the national exit polls showing Biju Janata Dal (BJD) losing ground to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha polls, it is likely that the number in the assembly would also come down posing a challenge for Naveen Patnaik, who is eyeing for the fifth consecutive term in office.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
CFI felicitates HMSI for supporting Indian cyclists
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Cycling Federation of India (CFI) here on Tuesday felicitated Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd (HMSI) for supporting young Indian cyclists representing India.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Fashion mistakes men, women should avoid
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Fashion faux pas are common and can be avoided easily. Don't wear clothes of the wrong size and pay attention to details, say experts.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Quit if you can't work with CM', another Punjab minister tells Sidhu
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) Strongly criticising his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu for his comments against Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa hit out at the cricketer-turned-politician, asking him to quit if he cannot work with the Chief Minister.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Freshworks acquires customer success software firm Natero
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) Chennai-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) unicorn Freshworks on Tuesday announced it has acquired Natero, a leading customer success management software firm, for an undisclosed sum.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Technology
'Game of Thrones' finale sets viewership record
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" ended its run with yet another record. The final episode of the fantasy series brought in a series record of 19.3 million viewers for HBO in the US.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ellen DeGeneres proud of India's Dutee Chand
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Globally popular television show host Ellen DeGeneres, an advocate for gay rights, has said she is proud of Indian sportswoman Dutee Chand.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Sports
Notice to Karnataka Congress MLA for criticising party leaders
Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) on Tuesday served notice to its legislator R. Roshan Baig for allegedly criticising the party's state unit leaders ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha poll results on Thursday, an official said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
CBI gives clean chit to Mulayam, Akhilesh in DA case
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The CBI has told the Supreme Court that it has cleared Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and his sons - party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Prateek Yadav - in a case of disproportionate assets filed against them in 2013 as the allegations could not be established.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Anil Ambani's Reliance to withdraw defamation cases against Congress, National Herald
Ahmedabad, May 21 (IANS) The Reliance Group, led by Anil Ambani, on Tuesday announced its decision to withdraw the Rs 5,000 crore civil defamation suit, filed in a court here, against Congress leaders and the National Herald newspaper over their statements and an article on the controversial Rafale fighter jet deal.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Will not be a part of cringe-worthy project: Tanuj Virwani
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actor Tanuj Virwani gives precedence to stories, but says he will not be part of a project which makes one cringe.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Extending RTE Act to be decided by new government: Centre
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Central government on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that extension of the Right to Education (RTE) Act beyond the elementary level is a "major policy issue" which could only be decided once a new government is formed after the general elections.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Handling pressure at WC most important: Kohli
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli has said handling pressure at the World Cup will be the most important thing and the team will have to play every game with the same intensity as competition is going to be tough.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Big B inspired Adil Hussain to get into acting
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Assamese actor Adil Hussain, who is honoured to have Amitabh Bachchan as his Twitter follower, says it was the megastar who inspired him to get into the world of acting.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Political ad spend hits Rs 27.7 cr on Facebook as polls end
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Led by the Bharatiya Janata Party, political parties in India spent a total of Rs 27.73 crore on Facebook for posting political ads on the platform as the seven-phase general election ended on May 19.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Proud of your achievements: Priyanka tells Hina
Cannes, May 21 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has said she is proud of the achievements of TV actress Hina Khan, whose appearance at the Cannes Film Festival has been widely spoken about in the Indian media.
2019-05-21
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ramesh Ramanathan appointed CMD of Sterling Holidays
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) Holiday lifestyle major Sterling Holiday Resorts Ltd on Tuesday announced the appointment of Ramesh Ramanathan as Chairman by the Board of Directors.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Himachal government withdraws facilities of ex-Cabinet minister
Shimla, May 21 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to withdraw facilities, including free accommodation and staff, provided to former Cabinet minister Anil Sharma who resigned on April 12.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Here's why you should apply sunscreen indoors too
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) It's a known fact that sunscreen saves your skin from the adverse effects of UV rays. Applying it while stepping out of your house is a must, but you need to do it while staying indoors as well, say experts.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ban suspect exit poll agencies: Goa Congress
Panaji, May 21 (IANS) Asserting that neither the Election Commission (EC) nor the state and Central governments could be trusted on EVMs and counting of votes, Chandrakant Kavlekar, Leader of the Opposition in the Goa Assembly, on Tuesday demanded a ban on exit poll agencies that wilfully misguided voters.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Over 20 lakh schoolkids in Kerala to benefit from hi-tech IT labs
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) A record 20.86 lakh school children in 9,941 state-run lower primary and upper primary schools in Kerala will have the facility of hi-tech IT laboratories in their schools from July, an official said on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Technology
Naveen Kasturia got new challenge with 'Thinkistan'
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actor Naveen Kasturia learnt a new dialect for the series "Thinkistan", and it was not an easy task.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Meet 'Doggo': New low-cost robot that can jump, flip
New York, May 21 (IANS) In a bid to make robotics technology more affordable and accessible, researchers have developed a relatively low-cost open-source robot that could one day help in rescue and search operations and pick up stuff with an arm or carry a package.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Power play: MP Congress alleges BJP 'luring' MLAs with money
Bhopal, May 21 (IANS) Charges and counter-charges flew thick and fast over the BJP's alleged attempt to pull down the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh. The row gathered momentum on Tuesday with the Chief Minister himself claiming that the BJP was trying to lure the ruling party legislators. On Monday the leader of the Opposition, Gopal Bhargav wrote a letter to Governor Anandiben Patel requesting her to convene a special session of the state assembly.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
CBI gives clean chit to Mulayam, Akhilesh in DA case
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The CBI has told the Supreme Court that it has cleared Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and his sons - party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Prateek Yadav - in a case of disproportionate assets filed against them in 2013 as the allegations could not be established.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Iran President rules out negotiations with US
Tehran, May 21 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has ruled out the possibility of negotiations with the US under current circumstances. "Today's circumstances are not suitable for negotiations at all," he said.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
68% Indians feel job market has improved in 5 years
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Nearly 68 per cent working professionals from industries like IT/ITES, healthcare and pharma, consumer retail, BFSI and professional services sectors feel that the job market has improved significantly over the last five years, a new survey said on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Technology
Tripura, Mizoram poll results to be delayed for VVPAT slips: officials
Agartala/Aizawl, May 21 (IANS) Declartion of results for Lok Sabha polls on Thursday in Tripura and Mizoram would be delayed by three to four hours as counting of ballots would be completed only after tallying of VVPAT slips with EVM vote count in five polling stations - instead of one - in each Assembly segment, election officials said on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019
Dhoni to play massive role at WC: Shastri
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) MS Dhoni will have a massive role in India's bid to win a third World Cup, says head coach Ravi Shastri.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Uganda beat Botswana in T20 WC Africa qualifiers
Kampala, May 21 (IANS) Hosts Uganda beat Botswana in the ongoing 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) men's Twenty20 World Cup Africa final qualifiers.
2019-05-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Arunachal Pradesh MLA, 10 others killed in militant ambush (2nd Lead)
Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) At least 11 persons, including Arunachal Pradesh legislator Tirong Aboh, were killed in an ambush by suspected Naga militants in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday, police said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
ED Director warns action against officers interacting media
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) In wake of leaks of information about ongoing investigations, Enforcement Directorate (ED) Director Sanjay Kumar Mishra on Tuesday ordered a bar on any "unauthorized officers" from interacting with the media and warned of action for any violation.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Amazon Studios returns rights to Woody Allen's movie
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Amazon Studios has returned the domestic rights to film "A Rainy Day in New York" back to its director and producer Woody Allen.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sameer Singh joins ByteDance as VP, monetisation, for India
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) TikTok's parent company ByteDance on Tuesday announced appointment of Sameer Singh as Vice-President (monetisation) for India.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Afridi named icon player for Euro T20 Slam
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi has joined the Euro T20 Slam as icon player while the South African Twenty20 teams vice-captain JP Duminy and his country mate Imran Tahir will be among the six marquee players. The three-week long tournament will be held in Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands from August 30.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
EC meeting Wednesday on opposition's concern on EVMs: Congress
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Election Commission will meet on Wednesday to address the concerns raised by leaders of 20 opposition parties, who met the poll panel on Tuesday to voice their concerns over Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and use of VVPATs, the Congress said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Menstruation should be celebrated as basic requirement'
Agra, May 21 (IANS) Hindu scholar and author Nithin Sridhar says menstruation should not be considered shameful but should be celebrated as a basic requirement of womanhood, as an integral dimension of feminineness.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
No illegal transporting of EVMs in Punjab: Electoral Office
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) There has been no illegal transportation of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in Punjab, officials here said on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019
Arunachal Pradesh MLA killed in militant ambush
Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) At least seven persons, including Arunachal Pradesh legislator Tirong Aboh, were killed in an attack by suspected Naga militants in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday, police said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
PUMA launches special edition shoes for Kohli
Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) PUMA, one of the worlds leading sports brands, on Tuesday announced the launch of a special collectors edition PUMA one8 cricket shoes - A tribute to team Indias prolific captain and it's brand ambassador, Virat Kohli.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Coast Guard seizes Pakistani boat carrying heroin worth Rs 6 bn
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) In a major operation, the Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday chased and seized a Pakistani fishing vessel carrying 200 kg heroin, valued at a whopping Rs 600 crore, to be delivered to an Indian recipient, an official said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Soy food cuts fracture risks in breast cancer survivors
New York, May 21 (IANS) Eating soy-rich food can decrease the risk of bone fractures in pre-menopausal breast cancer survivors, suggests a new study. The higher soy intake was linked to 77 per cent reduced risk of osteoporotic fractures in younger women, the study showed.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
BCCI, state officials bemused as CoA announce election dates
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will have its election on October 22 as per the Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai. The CoA chief further mentioned on Tuesday that the elections of the state associations are to be completed by September 14. This has surprised the board officials as well as state association officials.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Kerala priest seeks anticipatory bail in forgery case
Kochi, May 21 (IANS) Syro-Malabar Catholic Church priest A.K. Tony on Tuesday sought anticipatory bail after being accused in the fake document case against Cardinal George Alencherry.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Heart disease risks in overweight, obese kids similar
Rio de Janeiro, May 21 (IANS) Overweight and obese adolescents have similar increased risks of developing heart disorders, say researchers.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Infinix launches new smartphone, fitness band in India
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Infinix, the online smartphone brand of China-based Transsion Holdings, on Tuesday launched its latest "S4" smartphone and the new Infinix smart fitness band "X BAND 3" priced at Rs 8,999 and Rs 1,599, respectively, in India.
2019-05-21
Category: International, India,Technology
Juhi Chawla on why her son can be an actor
London, May 21 (IANS) Actress Juhi Chawla says her son Arjun is good at mimicking accents and that he is hilarious, so sometimes she feels that he can probably try his hand at acting.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Afridi named icon player for Euro T20 Slam
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi has joined the Euro T20 Slam as icon player while South African Twenty20 teams vice-captain JP Duminy and his country mate Imran Tahir will be among the six marquee players. The three-week long tournament will be held in Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands from August 30.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Sensex ends 382 points lower after record high
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) The Sensex on Tuesday ended 382 points in the red, after touching a record high of 39,572 minutes into the trade.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Account hijacking forum OGusers hacked, data leaked
San Francisco, May 21 (IANS) In a bizarre turn of events, account hijacking platform Ogusers.com itself got hacked, exposing personal information, including email address and hashed password, of 113,000 users, the media reported.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Handling pressure at World Cup most important: Kohli
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli has said handling pressure at the World Cup will be the most important thing and the team will have to play every game with the same intensity as competition is going to be tough.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Coast Guard seizes Pakistani boat with heroin worth Rs 6 bn
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) In a major operation on the high seas, the Indian Coast Guard on early Tuesday seized a Pakistani fishing vessel carrying 200 kg heroin, valued at a whopping Rs 600 crore in the international market, an official said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Mandhana focuses on winning for India, not rankings
Jaipur, May 21 (IANS) Smriti Mandhana, the leading batswoman in ODIs, insists that she never thinks about being the number one batter and focuses on how she could contribute to the team and win matches for India.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
China concerned over rising US-Iran tensions
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) China on Tuesday said it was concerned over rising tensions between the US and Iran and asked them to exercise restraint.
2019-05-21
Category: International, China,Politics
Crime not men's monopoly, Sushant Singh on debut crime book
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Mumbai-based Shantadevi, once a meek woman disowned by her husband, soon sat atop a colossal drug empire she built over decades. Her real-life story opens the new thriller "Queens of Crime" where Sushant Singh, host of crime-based TV series "Savdhaan India", and his co-author Kulpreet Yadav decipher what sends women down the road of crime.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Features,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
2019 LS polls saw dip in number of candidates
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The just-held Lok Sabha elections saw a dip in the number of contestants as 8,040 people entered the poll fray, 211 less compared to 2014.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MLA, 6 others killed in attack by Naga militants in Arunachal
Shillong, May 21 (IANS) At least seven persons, including the MLA of Khonsa West constituency Triong Aboh, were killed on Tuesday after suspected Naga militants fired at the vehicle they were travelling in.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Protests in Bengal's Kankinara disrupt train services
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Train services in the Sealdah-Naihati division of Eastern Railway (ER) were disrupted for about three hours ( 8.43 a.m. to 12:04 p.m.) on Tuesday as residents squatted on tracks near Kankinara station, protesting against clashes in the North 24 Parganas district, an official said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Millions of Instagram users' data leaked, company probing
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) After Facebook that is battling several data breaches, its photo-sharing service Instagram saw itself in trouble after personal data of millions of celebrities and influencers were allegedly exposed on its platform in a massive database that was traced to Mumbai-based social media marketing firm Chtrbox.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology,Defence/Security
Bangladesh denies stopping visas to Pakistanis
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) Bangladesh had not stopped issuing visas to Pakistan nationals as was claimed by some media reports, Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen said here on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
More arrests likely in Uttarakhand scholarship scam
Dehradun, May 21 (IANS) After the arrest of 12 people in the Rs 100 crore SC/ST scholarships scam that rattled the Haridwar district, the Uttarakhand Police on Tuesday said some more arrests were likely on the completion of investigations.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
'Godzilla' films are filled with metaphors: Dougherty
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Director Michael Dougherty says there is a hidden message in the "Godzilla" franchise beneath all the monster mayhem and apocalyptic destruction.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Man carrying pistol arrested in Jammu
Jammu, May 21 (IANS) Police on Tuesday arrested a man carrying a country made pistol in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu city.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Notice to Karnataka Congress MLA for criticising party leaders
Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) on Tuesday served notice to its legislator Roashan Baig for allegedly criticising the party's state unit leaders ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha poll results on Thursday, an official said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
CDSCO raises alarm about Medtronic pacemakers
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) India's apex drug regulator Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has issued an alert about battery depletion issues in some pacemakers sold by the US-based medical device manufacturer Medtronic.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
We have a good pool of strikers: Subrata Pal
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Former India goalkeeper Subrata Pal feels there is no dearth of good strikers in the Indian football team, days ahead of their Kings Cup meet in Thailand under new coach Igor Stimac.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Saradha case: SC rejects Rajeev Kumar's plea
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar's plea seeking setting up of a special bench to hear extension of his interim protection from arrest in the Saradha scam.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Saffron noose tightening around Kamal Nath, probe into land deals worth in crores
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath seems to be in for big trouble. After IT raids on his aides last month, the BJP in Uttar Pradesh is initiating a probe against renowned IMT Institute run by the Congress stalwarts family. Recently his nephew Ratul Puri, was also interrogated in the VVIP chopper scam by ED.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Technical snag hits Metro's Yellow Line, normal services resume (2nd Lead)
Gurugram, May 21 (IANS) Thousands of commuters faced immense inconvenience during the morning rush hours on Tuesday and many had to be evacuated from stuck trains as the Delhi Metro services on the Yellow Line between Haryana's Huda City and Samaypur Badli in Delhi were stalled for over two hours due to a major technical snag.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Ramji-Gregory, men behind MSD's fit avatar
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) He might be one of the senior-most members in this Indian team that heads to the 2019 World Cup on Wednesday, but M.S. Dhoni is undoubtedly one of the fittest in the team. In fact, the former India skipper beating Hardik Pandya in a 100-m dash in December 2017 is a video that is still etched in every cricket fan's mind. And at 37, he is only getting leaner and fitter.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Who wants to be MP when you can be PM on-screen: Vivek
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi has been a vocal supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but he has no plans to shift gears into politics.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Deoband asks Muslims to pray for 'suitable results'
Saharanpur, May 21 (IANS) Deoband, the renowned Islamic seminary in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur, has appealed to Muslims to offer prayers if they want the results of Lok Sabha elections to be "suitable for all".
2019-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Religion
Pranab Mukherjee expresses concern on EVM tampering reports
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday expressed concern over reports of alleged tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and said the onus of ensuring institutional integrity lay with the Election Commission of India (ECI).
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Prayer services, memorials mark one month of SL bombings
Colombo, May 21 (IANS) Prayer services and memorials were held across Sri Lanka on Tuesday to mark one month of the April 21 Easter Sunday suicide bombings, mostly in capital Colombo, that killed more than 250 people.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Vice President lauds Telangana town scheme for last rites
Hyderabad, May 21 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday lauded the mayor of Karimnagar in Telangana for announcing a novel scheme to perform the last rites of the dead on token payment of one rupee.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
India lose 3-2 to Malaysia in Sudirman Cup opener
Nanning, May 21 (IANS) PV Sindhu won her first singles match but India fell to a 3-2 defeat to Malaysia in the opening encounter of their 2019 Sudirman Cup campaign. While Sindhu beat her opponent Goh Jin Wei 21-12, 21-8, India lost their men's singles and the men's and women's doubles matches.
2019-05-21
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
After campaigning, Yogi returns to official work
Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) After two months of hectic campaigning, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is returning to his official work.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Nokia 3.2 smartphone now in India
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) HMD Global, the house of Nokia phones, on Tuesday launched the Nokia 3.2 smartphone with a 6.26-inch HD+ display and about two-day battery life in India.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Twitter records 5.6 lakh tweets on exit polls in 24 hours
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) As majority of exit polls predicted victory for the BJP-led NDA at the Centre, Twitter recorded nearly 5.6 lakh tweets related to exit polls in 24 hours, the company said on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Australia look to put tough years behind in WC (SWOT) (Lead, Correcting 10th para)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Australia were without captain Michael Clarke when they took on England in their first match of the 2015 World Cup. And yet, it was no surprise when they strolled to a 111-run win in that match. When Clarke made his return from a hamstring injury, the team was so well built that the only man who could make way for him was stand-in skipper George Bailey, who was Australia's highest run scorer in ODI cricket for the past three years.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
ALERT: Congress serves notice to Karnataka Minister Roshan Baig over his 'buffoon' remark
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2019-05-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Bihar should be granted special category status: Nitish
Patna, May 21 (IANS) Ahead of attending a dinner meeting being hosted by BJP President Amit Shah in the national capital on Tuesday night, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that the state should be granted special category status.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Robert Vadra moves plea to go abroad
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law Robert Vadra, who is facing a money laundering case, on Tuesday moved an application in a Delhi court seeking permission to go abroad.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
ITI follow-on public offer in July as per DoT action plan
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) State-owned telecom equipment maker ITI will offer 18 crore fresh equity shares under a follow-on public offer (FPO) in July this year and will start roadshows for the FPO in the third week of June, according to an internal action plan note of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian
Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) A gunfight took place on Tuesday between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Thackeray to skip NDA dinner, Desai to represent Shiv Sena
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will skip the dinner meeting hosted by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah in Delhi on Tuesday evening, which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Agra Observes Water Tragedy Day, no lessons learnt 26 years on
Agra May 21 (IANS) More than a quarter century after a grim water tragedy that took more than a score of lives and hospitalised around 150 people, the supply of drinking water in the city of the Taj Mahal has neither improved qualitatively nor in terms of quantity, triggering protests in different parts of the city on a daily basis.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Woman opts for 'Chicken Dinner' with PUBG mate over hubby and kid
Ahmedabad, May 21 (IANS) Online game PUBG (PlayerUnknown Battleground) has taken the world by storm and has spawned myriad situations and new highs in addiction.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Azhar's sanction showed good cooperation at global level: New German envoy
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Listing of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN reflected a "good collaboration" among many international actors, said Germany's new Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner, whose country played a major role in the effort.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Formula 1 community mourns loss of legend Niki Lauda
Vienna, May 21 (IANS) Formula One was in mourning on Tuesday after the death of Austrian three-time world champion and businessman Niki Lauda. He was 70.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Sports,Motorsports
Gaurav Makkar finishes Epic 5 Endurance Challenge
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Gaurav Makkar, an Indian triathlete, attempted the five ironman distance triathlons in as many consecutive days on the Hawaiian islands and became the first person from India to complete this challenge. After this, he made it to the list of 38 world class athletes who have finished this challenge in the last 10 years.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
WH blocks ex-counsel from testifying to Congress
Washington, May 21 (IANS) The White House has blocked former counsel Donald McGahn from testifying to Congress, the latest act of defiance in the ongoing war between House Democrats and President Donald Trump.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Donald Trump says he uses Twitter as 'typewriter'
San Francisco, May 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that Twitter, where his posts often circulate as memes, is nothing more than just a "typewriter" to him.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Politics
FC Goa rope in Seiminlen Doungel on free transfer
Panaji, May 21 (IANS) FC Goa on Tuesday completed the signing of Seiminlen Doungel on a free transfer from Kerala Blasters.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Rural voters in UP hold key as cities saw low turnouts
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) If the rural and urban divide among voters is any indicator of poll outcome, the cities in Uttar Pradesh are the main culprits in bringing the voters turnout down in the state.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Five leg spinners to watch out for at World Cup
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Just like old times, it could well boil down to captains falling back on leg-spinners to keep the run-flow in check during the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales which has been predicted to be a run fest.
2019-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
State of Economy-VII: Delayed NPA resolution, haircuts keep banks under stress
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) While the banking sector's non-performing assets (NPAs or bad loans) are receding, the balance sheets of state-run banks, however, continue to remain under stress owing to the longer time taken in debt resolution and higher levels of haircuts on recovery being taken by the lenders.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Women with sleep apnea at greater cancer risk
London, May 21 (IANS) Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men with the condition, warn researchers.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Australia look to put tough years behind in WC (SWOT)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Australia were without captain Michael Clarke when they took on England in their first match of the 2015 World Cup. And yet, it was no surprise when they strolled to a 111-run win in that match. When Clarke made his return from a hamstring injury, the team was so well built that the only man who could make way for him was stand-in skipper George Bailey, who was Australia's highest run scorer in ODI cricket for the past three years.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Kamala Harris announces plan to close gender pay gap
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, has announced a plan to close the gender pay gap by requiring larger companies to certify that men and women were paid equally.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Tripura suspends IPS officer, 8 TSR troopers
Agartala, May 21 (IANS) The Tripura government has suspended an IPS officer and eight troopers of the elite Tripura State Rifles (TSR) from service for breaching discipline, an official said here on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security
Opposition leaders meet over EVM concerns
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Two days ahead of the Lok Sabha election results, leaders of around 20 opposition parties met here on Tuesday amid their concerns over the electronic voting machines (EVM) and use of VVPATs.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andy Murray hints at playing doubles at Wimbledon
London, May 21 (IANS) Former world number one Andy Murray, who underwent a hip-resurfacing surgery, has all but ruled out the possibility of competing in singles at Wimbledon this year and would be looking to play in the doubles.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Willey makes place for Archer in England WC squad
London, May 21 (IANS) England have included right-arm pacer Jofra Archer in the 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup beginning May 30.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Row over alleged EVM 'maninpulation', EC dismisses charges
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A major controversy erupted on Tuesday after allegations that EVMs were being changed in the Election Commissions strong rooms in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar but the poll body asserted that the charges were "baseless" and "frivolous".
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BCCI election to take place on October 22
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will finally have its election on October 22 as per the Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai. The CoA met in the Capital on Tuesday and the decision was reached by the three-member committee. The elections of the state associations are to be completed by September 14 and the names of representatives of state associations to BCCI are to be sent by September 23.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Dhanush's international film out in India on June 21
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actor Dhanush's "The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir", which marked his international debut, will release in India on June 21.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
All exit polls wrong, far from truth: Sharad Yadav
Patna, May 21 (IANS) Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) chief Sharad Yadav on Tuesday said all exit polls are wrong and far from the truth and that the reality will be out on Thursday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Don't believe exit polls: J&K Congress President
Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Congress President G.A. Mir on Tuesday asserted that the exit polls should not to be believed and that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) would have the majority in the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
UP can be heading for mini-poll soon
Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh could well be heading towards a mini election in the coming months if the results go the BJP way. A total of 13 legislators are seeking an entry into the Lok Sabha this time and if these candidates win, bye-elections are sure to be held in their constituencies.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Vivek Oberoi deletes controversial tweet
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actor Vivek Oberoi has apologised for his controversial tweet, and decided to take "remedial action" by deleting it.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kamal Nath mocks exit polls as 'entertainment' polls
Bhopal, May 21 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday mocked the exit polls that predicted a majority for the National Democratic NDA in the Lok Sabha elections calling them "entertainment polls".
2019-05-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Sandhya plays powerful, intimidating character in show
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actress Sandhya Mridul says she plays a very powerful and intimidating character -- the strongest mother of the show "Mentalhood".
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sophie finds GoT finale remake petition disrespectful
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner says the petition to remake the final season is "disrespectful" to the whole team.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rape-murder accused escapes from Bihar Police custody
Patna, May 21 (IANS) A man arrested in the rape and murder case of a minor girl escaped from police custody in Bihar's Nawada district on Tuesday, police said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mel B 'doing fine' following hospital stay
London, May 21 (IANS) Singer Mel B's vision has been restored after she was temporarily blinded last week, says a source.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Bengal BJP worker shot at during clashes with Trinamool
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) In a post-poll clash between Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers, a BJP member has been shot at in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district, police said on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
MP government may reopen RSS worker Sunil Joshi's murder case
Bhopal, May 21 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh's Kamal Nath government is likely to reopen RSS activist Sunil Joshi's murder case in which BJP candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Thakur is an accused.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
ALERT: BCCI elections to be held on Oct 22, says CoA
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2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
3 lakh students pass BSE's HSC exam in Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), May 21 (IANS) Girls outshone boys in the High School Certificate (HCS) examination results declared by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) Odisha on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education
Indonesian President Joko Widodo wins 2nd term
Jakarta, May 21 (IANS) Indonesian president Joko Widodo has won a second term as President, official results confirmed on Tuesday, beating former general Prabowo Subianto who has claimed widespread ballot-rigging in last month's general elections.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
2 J&K policemen scale Mount Everest
Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) Two policemen from Jammu and Kashmir have scaled the Mount Everest, police said on Tuesday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
Instagram implies TikTok, Snapchat ideas on IGTV
San Francisco, May 21 (IANS) Desperate to promote its IGTV feature for posting longer videos, Facebook-owned photo-video sharing app Instagram is now copying TikTok and Snapchat with their use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and interface design.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hailee Steinfeld to star in 'Voicemails for Isabelle'
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Actress Hailee Steinfeld will star in the upcoming romantic comedy film "Voicemails for Isabelle".
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US restrictions won't affect 5G plans: Huawei
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Chinese tech giant Huawei, on Tuesday denied that restrictions imposed by the US on its products and supplies will affect the roll-out of 5G technology.
2019-05-21
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Technology
N.Korean women sold into sex slavery in China: Report
London, May 21 (IANS) Thousands of North Korean women and girls were being trafficked and sold into sexual slavery in China, where many are sold as wives to Chinese men while others forced into prostitution or to livestream acts against their will, a new report has claimed.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mayawati sacks close aide Ramvir Upadhyaya
Agra, May 21 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Tuesday sacked Ramvir Upadhyaya, once considered her right-hand man. She sacked her former Energy Minister over his anti-party activities, especially for supporting BJP candidates in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Christchurch mosques attacker charged with terrorism
Wellington, May 21 (IANS) The man accused of committing the Christchurch mosques shootings on March 15 was charged on Tuesday with terrorism, New Zealand Police said.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Terrorism
Chandrababu Naidu working hard to stay relevant in Delhi
Hyderabad, May 21 (IANS) Taking centre stage in national politics, TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu has been holding series of meeting with leaders of various parties to forge a non-BJP coalition at the Centre and all his efforts appear to be aimed at making himself relevant in Delhi.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019
Nitish Kumar to attend Amit Shah's dinner meeting
Patna, May 21 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U chief Nitish Kumar will attend the dinner meeting of BJP President Amit Shah in Delhi on Tuesday night.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Reliance Retail set to disrupt Amazon, Walmart-Flipkart: Report
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Reliance Retail's upcoming entry into the online retail sector is the biggest challenge for Amazon and Walmart-Flipkart as the Mukesh Ambani-led behemoth is well positioned to create massive disruption in the market, a new report has stressed.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
2 new balls, flat English decks make 350 look ordinary
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) After England had scored a record breaking 481 against Australia last year, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar had lashed out at ICC's decision to use two new balls in ODIs.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Mulayam, Akhilesh get CBI clean chit in DA case
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court gave clean chits to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers Mulayam Singh and Akhilesh Yadav among others named in a disproportionate assets (DA) case.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on 28th death anniversary
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi were among several political leaders on Tuesday who paid homage to late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US temporarily loosens restrictions on Huawei products
Washington, May 21 (IANS) The US Commerce Department has announced loosening of some of the restrictions Washington placed on Huawei equipment last week, which made it difficult for American companies to do business with the Chinese tech giant.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Jet staff knock on Aviation Ministry's doors
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Faced with the prospect of job loss, the employees of grounded Jet Airways knocked on the doors of government for helping to save the airline.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
BSP candidate protests against shifting of EVMs
Ghazipur, May 21 (IANS) Afzal Ansari, the BSP candidate in Ghazipur, sat on a protest outside the strongroom where EVMs are being kept to prevent them from being transported out in a vehicle.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Modi, Shah to hold dinner meet with NDA leaders
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah will hold a dinner meeting on Tuesday with leaders of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'John Wick 4' scheduled to release in 2021
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Neo-noir action thriller film "John Wick 4" is scheduled for a 2021 release.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Johnny Depp's ex-lawyers claim he owes $350,000
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Hollywood actor Johnny Depp was hit with a $350,000 suit from a law firm that claims he has not paid his bills.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Faith is over, filth remains in Prayagraj
Prayagraj, May 21 (IANS) Faith is long over and all that remains now are mounds of filth.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Apple to substitute Watch Series 3 repairs with Series 4
San Francisco, May 21 (IANS) Running low on inventory for the older model, Apple has informed its retail staff to substitute some Apple Watch Series 3 repairs with the Series 4 globally, the media reported.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Don't get personal with Smith, Warner: Moeen urges fans
London, May 21 (IANS) All-rounder Moeen Ali has urged fans, who will be coming to England to watch the upcoming World Cup, not to make personal barbs at tainted Australian duo of Steve Smith and David Warner during the showpiece event beginning May 30.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Nepal mountaineer climbs Mt.Everest for 24th time
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) A Nepalese Sherpa climber, who broke his own record by scaling Mount Everest for the 23rd time last week, on Tuesday climed the world's highest peak for the 24th time, a government official confirmed here.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Nepal,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Reinvest fast or some startup will gobble you up: AWS
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) India has such a broad swathe of companies - innovative startups, established enterprises and government customers -- and Amazon Web Services (AWS) is more than ready to serve their Cloud-based needs with utmost encryption across the spectrum, a top company executive has stressed.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology
Shimla remains infamous for low voting percentage
Shimla, May 21 (IANS) While Himachal Pradesh registered 72.25 per cent polling in the recently-concluded general elections, 7.80 per cent higher than the 64.45 per cent witnessed in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, voting in Shimla was 64.01 per cent -- the lowest among towns in the state.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
UNSC's terrorism committee heads warn of returning IS jihadis
United Nations, May 21 (IANS) Following the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq, the heads of the UN Security Council (UNSC) have warned of the dangers of foreign terrorist fighters (FTF) spreading terrorism as they return home or scatter around.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Diego Maradona to undergo shoulder surgery
Buenos Aires, May 21 (IANS) Argentine football legend Diego Maradona will travel to Buenos Aires for surgery on his left shoulder.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Chinese-made drones may be stealing data, warns US
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Chinese-made drones may be sending sensitive flight data to their manufacturers in Beijing, where it can be accessed by the government there, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned in an alert.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Markets surge: Sensex hits record high
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Markets hit record highs on Tuesday's openning session extending their rally for the second day running as the BSE Sensex rose over 100 points to an all-time high of 39,571.73 in early trade.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Accounting firm ordered to handover Trump records
Washington, May 21 (IANS) A US federal district judge has ordered accounting firm Mazars that it will need to turn over Donald Trump's accounting records from before he was President to the Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Tariffs on shoes 'catastrophic': Sneaker brands tell Trump
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Major sneaker brands, including Adidas and Nike, told US President Donald Trump that proposed tariffs on imported shoes from China would be "catastrophic" for American consumers.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Iranian official calls Trump 'crazy President'
Tehran, May 21 (IANS) A senior Iranian official called Donald Trump a "crazy President" whose threats against Tehran weren't going to work, adding that if the US President wanted to talk, he'll not only have to show some respect, but come up with a consistent message.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Re-poll in one Bengal polling station: EC
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) The Election Commission has announced re-polling in one polling station under Kolkata North parliamentary constituency on Wednesday, according to a notification.
2019-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
ALERT: Sensex hits all-time high of 39,520
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2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Austrian Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda dies at 70
London, May 21 (IANS) Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has passed away, his family has confirmed. He was 70.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
UN peacebuilding efforts must align with national priorities: India
United Nations, May 21 (IANS) Peacebuilding efforts will be successful only if they align with a nation's priorities and its leaders and institutions are involved in the implementation, according to India.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Priyanka's charm offensive failed in UP, if exit polls are right
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who joined active politics just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and was entrusted the charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, failed to impress the electorate enough to turn the tide in favour of her party, if the exit polls are to be believed.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UNSC members welcome listing Azhar as international terrorist
United Nations, May 21 (IANS) The listing of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist by a UN sanctions committee after China dropped its longstanding opposition has been welcomed by several Security Council members as a significant achievement in making the linchpins of terrorism accountable for their violence.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Terrorism
Restrictions imposed in Srinagar over separatist march
Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) Authorities have imposed restrictions in Srinagar on Tuesday to prevent a separatist-called commemoration march.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Kedhar Jadhav declared fit, no changes in India WC squad
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) All-rounder Kedar Jadhav, who had sustained a shoulder injury during the recently concluded edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been declared fit, ensuring no changes will be made to the 15-member India squad for the upcoming World Cup beginning May 30 in England and Wales.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
KASHMIR'S CHANGING TERROR MATRIX-1: Islamic State enlarges footprint in Valley of Death (IANS Investigation)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) As door 1 with Pakistan proxies supported by local hawks Hurriyat closes, door 2 with Islamic Caliphate written on it opens in what is a brutal cage match which has more or less eviscerated the lives of the Kashmiris in the Valley.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Exit polls make mixed predictions for Andhra Assembly polls
Amaravati, May 21 (IANS) While a majority of the exit polls predicted victory for BJP-led NDA at the Centre, they were divided on the likely outcome in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections which were held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Every fourth patient visiting AIIMS dissatisfied: Survey
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) In a shocking result, a government survey has found that every fourth patient visiting the AIIMS is dissatisfied with treatment and other facilities at the premier institute.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Greater Noida house of IPS officer was den of drug cartel
Greater Noida, May 21 (IANS) In a house belonging to an IPS officer, who had rented it out, ran an international drug cartel for over two years till it was busted a few days back.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Joko Widodo re-elected as Indonesia President
Jakarta, May 21 (IANS) Joko Widodo has been re-elected as Indonesia's president after last month's vote, beating former general Prabowo Subianto.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
White House tells former lawyer not to testify
Washington, May 21 (IANS) The White House has directed one of its former legal advisers not to testify to a congressional committee about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
All ministers of Austria's Freedom Party resigns
Vienna, May 21 (IANS) All ministers from Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) have resigned, throwing the government into chaos.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Wall Street tumbles as tech shares slide
New York, May 21 (IANS) US stocks extended losses as the market was dragged down by a steep sell-off in tech-related shares.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Guterres concerned about rising rhetoric between Iran, US
United Nations, May 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is very concerned about the rising rhetoric between Iran and the US and warns that any action by either nation could be misinterpreted in a "very volatile region", his spokesman has said.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
BJP demands probe into Delhi police officer's death
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Monday condoled the death of a police Sub Inspector, who died in a scuffle with some miscreants, and demanded a probe into the incident.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
21 Opposition parties to meet in Delhi on Tuesday
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Two days ahead of the counting of votes for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, 21 Opposition parties will meet on Tuesday here to discuss the possibilities of a non-NDA alliance.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Be vigil near strong rooms, Priyanka tells partymen
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Amid reports of new Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) being brought to the strong room in Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday appealed to the party workers to stay vigil near the strong rooms.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fire breaks out at Andhra counting centre
Amaravati, May 21 (IANS) A fire broke out at one of the counting centres in Andhra Pradesh's Tirupati town on Monday night, police said.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata-Naidu meet over post poll strategies
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee, who have been pivotal in stitching an opposition alliance against the BJP, met here on Monday to discuss the post poll strategies and their concerns over EVMs.
2019-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Nilekani advises certification for skills in food services
Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) Indicating formalisation of the food services industry was inevitable in India, Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani on Monday advised stakeholders to have a certification system for skills of their employees in the supply chain.
2019-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
At least 510 killed in Libyan capital, 2,467 injured: UN
Tripoli, May 21 (IANS/AKI) At least 510 people have been killed and 2,467 injured in the military escalation in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, which began last month, the United Nations World Health Organization said.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Bengal records 78% polling in last phase
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday said that an average of about 78.73 per cent votes were cast in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal across nine parliamentary constituencies on Sunday.
2019-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
UNHCR chief Grandi on five-day visit to Myanmar
Geneva, May 21 (IANS/AKI) United Nations refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi began a five-day visit to Myanmar on Monday - his first since August 2017 when a deadly military crackdown drove some 741,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to flee the country's western Rakhine state for neighbouring Bangladesh.
2019-05-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi cop killed after fight with neighbour
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A Sub-Inspector of the Delhi police was beaten to death by his neighbour on Sunday in East Delhi after the officer protested against the assailant illegally selling liquor in the area, a police officer said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exit polls have been wrong many times earlier: Gehlot
Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) Contending that exit polls have proven wrong many times, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday said that Congress shall present a good performance in Lok Sabha elections as the results come out on May 23.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Pranab hails Election Commission for its perfect role
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday hailed the Election Commission for "perfectly" conducting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and said democracy succeed in India due to perfect conduct of polls by various Election Commissioners.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019
I'm very careful about respecting women: Vivek Oberoi
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) In wake of women panels condemning Vivek Oberoi's tweet on exit polls as "disrespectful" to the dignity of women, the actor said he has always been careful about respecting the opposite gender.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
UN condemns killing of two reporters in Pakistan
Paris, May 20 (IANS/AKI) United Nations cultural organisation Unesco chief Audrey Azoulay on Monday deplored the recent murder of two journalists in Pakistan and urged their killers to be brought to justice.
2019-05-20
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
FAO urges nations across world to support agroforestry
Montpellier (France), May 20 (IANS/AKI) More robust policy support is needed to reap the benefits of growing trees near crops and livestock, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation said at an agro-forestry summit in France on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Campaign launched to check wildlife smuggling through airports
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) UN Environment India and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) on Monday launched an awareness campaign for the protection of wildlife in the backdrop of rising illegal wildlife trade through airports, as per an official statement.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Order CBI probe in fake document case against Cardinal'
Kochi, May 20 (IANS) A section of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church on Monday demanded either a CBI or a judicial probe into the fake document case to defame its Cardinal, Archbishop George Alencherry.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Opposition parties to approach EC on Tuesday
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A delegation of opposition parties will meet the Election Commission on Tuesday to complain about the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and the VVPAT slips.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Flash Electronics files suit against Royal Enfield in US for patent infringement
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Electric auto components maker Flash Electronics India on Monday said it has filed a law suit against Eicher Motors Ltd's Royal Enfield in the US for alleged patent infringement of a component used in two-wheeler vehicles.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Data of Instagram influencers leaked, traced to India
San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) Personal data of millions of celebrities and influencers stands exposed on Instagram in a massive database that has been traced to Mumbai-based social media marketing firm Chtrbox, TechCrunch reported on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,National
Opposition parties reject exit polls
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Terming exit polls in the past as "inconsistent" and "incorrect", the opposition parties have played down the predictions for the Lok Sabha elections, claiming that the actual results to be announced on May 23 would be different.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls can still go wrong: political experts
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A day after exit polls predicted a majority for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, some political experts said the result was still not a foregone conclusion and that the Balakot air strike may not play a major role in the final poll outcome.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trinamool tries 'ice cream & snacks' tactic in Bengal bypolls
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress has been accused of influencing voters by offering them "ice cream and snacks" and "free transport" to the polling stations in some areas during the assembly by-polls in Naoda and Kandi constituencies in Murshidabad district on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Serendipity's three-month art residency begins
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The third edition of the Dharti Arts Residency, a leading three-month artists' residency by Serendipity Arts Foundation, started Monday with four emerging artists kickstarting work on their unique ideas.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
New system of measurement units now operational
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The new System of Units (SI) to measure weight, temperature, amount of substance, and current came into operation in India from Monday on the occasion of the World Metrology Day, an official release said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech
Congress rejects BJP's demand to hold special Assembly session in MP
Bhopal, May 20 (IANS) The Congress has rejected the BJP's demand to hold a special session of the state Assembly in Madhya Pradesh to discuss issues of urgent public interest.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
NGT seeks report from DDA on conserving Neela Hauz lake
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal on Monday sought an action-taken report from the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) regarding rejuvenation of the Neela Hauz lake in south Delhi.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
200 companies of central forces to stay in Bengal till May 27
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) As many as 200 companies of central armed paramilitary forces (CAPFs) will remain deployed in West Bengal till May 27 in a bid to curb any post-poll violence that might occur in the state, Central Police Observer Vivek Dubey said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Dental care helps drug abuse patients recover: Study
New York, May 20 (IANS) Oral health care not only helps drug abuse patients recover physically but also improves their quality of life, suggests a new study.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Missing Goa rape victim traced, CM applauds police
Panaji, May 20 (IANS) The rape victim who had gone missing days before the May 19 Panaji Assembly by-election has been traced to a friend's house in North Goa, police said here on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
BCCI CEO Johri wants increment, officials question validity (Lead with correction in para 1)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri who is paid an annual gross salary of Rs 5,76,36,000 other than the allowances and other benefits, has requested the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) to look into his increment process and the same is set to be discussed during the meeting of the committee on May 21 in the Capital. With CoA chief Vinod Rai giving the go-ahead to Johri's request for immediate attention, the matter is set to be brought up when the three committee members -- Rai, Diana Edulji and Ravi Thodge meet on Tuesday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NIA raids 10 places in TN in Islamic State module case
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday carried out searches at 10 places in Tamil Nadu in connection with the investigation into an Islamic State module case, where few people conspired to raise funds and wage armed struggle against the state.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More outperformance 'if' exit polls prove right: Brokerages
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Indian markets will move further ahead if the exit polls prove right, but investors must still be cautious till May 23 as exit polls have a mixed record, said various brokerage firms.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
Kashmir University given prestigious A+ grade by NAAC
Srinagar, May 20 (IANS) The National Assessment and Accreditation Committee (NAAC) has awarded the prestigious A+ grade to the University of Kashmir, it was announced on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education
First surgical strike was carried out in September 2016: top army commander
Jammu, May 20 (IANS) The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of the northern command, Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh said on Monday that the first surgical strike by the Indian Army was carried out in September, 2016, following the Uri terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Thakur's secretary writes to BCCI Ombudsman on 'illegal' termination
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Krishna Pophale, the executive assistant to former BCCI President Anurag Thakur, has filed a complaint with BCCI Ombudsman D.K. Jain to look into his termination by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Court questions Punjab, Haryana on free power to rich farmers
Chandigarh, May 20 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday questioned Punjab and Haryana governments on free or subsidized power given to rich farmers.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kakrapar nuclear power reactor to be synchronised with grid next week
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) The first 220 MW nuclear power plant at Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS-1) will be synchronised with the grid next week and power generation will be increased after that, a senior official of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Technology
Manipur Police, Sethu FC to clash in IWL final
Ludhiana, May 20 (IANS) Manipur Police made their way to the Indian Women's League (IWL) final after a thrilling performance that saw them beat Gokulam Kerala FC 4-2 despite being one player down in the second half at the Guru Nanak Stadium, here on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
Trai to focus on limited issue of regulatory imbalance between OTTs telcos: Chairman
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Telecom regulator Trai on Monday said the scope of its consultation process on over-the-top applications (OTTs) is limited to examine if there are any regulatory imbalances between telecom service providers (TSPs) and OTT players and will see if it can come out with a regulation or recommendation or order on the issue in the next one month.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kylian Mbappe hints at moving away from PSG
Paris, May 20 (IANS) Paris St-Germain's (PSG) star striker Kylian Mbappe has put his future with the French champions in doubt with his comments after he won the National Union of Professional Footballers' (UNFP) Ligue 1 Player and Young Player of the Year awards on Sunday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Indian Terrain signs up with Dhoni, to expand network
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) With the signing of Indian cricket icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its brand ambassador, men's wear major Indian Terrain Fashions Ltd plans to double its retail network to 300 outlets as it looks at a turnover of Rs 650 crore in three years time, a senior company official said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Grenade attack on J&K police station
Srinagar, May 20 (IANS) Militants hurled a grenade at the Shopian police station in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday evening but it did not cause any damage or casualties, police said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
EVMs have no role in exit polls: Jaitley's swipe at opposition
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday took a swipe at the opposition parties, saying the EVMs have no role in exit polls and if the results are in the same direction, their "fake" issue would also lose its non-existent rationale.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maharashtra promulgates ordinance for SEBC quota in medical education
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Spelling relief to around 250 post-graduate students on the warpath since nearly a fortnight, Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao on Monday signed an ordinance to provide benefit of reservations in admissions to social and educationally backward classes in medical and dental undergraduate and post-graduate courses.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
Congress office bears deserted look after exit polls
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A day after the exit polls predicted a thumping victory for the BJP-led NDA in the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress office in the national capital wore a deserted look.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP upbeat post exit polls, Trinamool circumspect
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Fresh from their exit poll high, the BJP remained jubilant a day after the elections ended in West Bengal, while the Trinamool Congress continued to turn a blind eye towards the predictions, although there was a mood of despondency.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Government to sell up to 25% in RailTel
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The government is looking at listing Railtel, the telecom arm of the Indian Railways, on the bourses by September to off-load up to 25 per cent of its stake and has invited merchant bankers to join it by the second week of next month to take the process forward.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP confident of smashing decade-old trend in Rajasthan
Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) With the exit polls largely giving a major seat share to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Rajasthan, the saffron outfit is confident of shattering the decade-old trend of the ruling party having an edge over the opposition in the Lok Sabha elections in the state.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
'Glass piece in burger' complaint against Burger King outlet
Pune, May 20 (IANS) A complaint by a customer alleging a glass pieces being found in a burger at a Burger King outlet here last week is being investigated, a police official said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
72.25% Himachal voters cast vote to select four MPs
Shimla, May 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh registered 72.25 per cent polling, which was 7.80 per cent higher than 64.45 per cent witnessed in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Chief Electoral Officer Devesh Kumar said, here on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
'Indian food service sector size Rs 4 lakh cr, employs 7.3 mn'
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Riding on urbanisation, rising income levels and improved investment climate, India's food service sector has grown at 11 per cent in the last three years and is estimated at Rs 423,865 crore in 2018-19, proving employment to some 7.3 million people, a report released on Monday said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IFA secretary not to contest for fresh term
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Utpal Ganguli, secretary of the Indian Football Association (IFA), the parent body of the sport in West Bengal, on Monday said he would not contest for a fresh term due to personal reasons.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Exit polls: Nifty ends with largest point gain since 2008 (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) The Nifty on Monday advanced by a massive 421.10 points to 11,828.25, its largest gain since 2008, as exit polls showed the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance getting a comfortable majority in the just-concluded general election.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Greater Noida house of IPS officer was den of drug cartel
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) In a house belonging to an IPS officer, who had rented it out, ran an international drug cartel for over two years till it was busted a few days back.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jobs, economic issues and Rafale got little traction among voters
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Unemployment, price rise, demonetisation and GST, the economic issues that the Congress party had raised in the course of the Lok Sabha campaign, fell in significance as the seven-phase elections progressed, a post poll survey by CSDS-Lokniti has revealed.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rs 19.40 lakh psychotropic drugs seized in Guwahati
Guwahati, May 20 (IANS) The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Assam Police has seized over 2.60 lakh psychotropic tablets and 4,700 bottles of cough syrup, valued at Rs 19.40 lakh, from an unauthorised godown in the Hojai district and arrested the owner of the storage, said an official on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exit polls make mixed predictions for Andhra Assembly polls
Amaravati, May 20 (IANS) While a majority of the exit polls predicted victory for BJP-led NDA at the Centre, they were divided on the likely outcome in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections which were held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Satta bazars too see BJP winning but gives fewer seats than pollsters
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Like most pollsters, various 'satta bazars' too have stuck to a BJP win in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections but expect the party tally to be fewer than predicted in the exit polls.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will Microsoft block Windows updates to Huawei laptops?
San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) After Google, Microsoft may take a call on Windows 10 updates to Huawei laptops, the media reported on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Shankar Dayal Sharma was Sonia's first choice as PM in 1991 (IANS Special)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) After Rajiv Gandhi's tragic death mid way through his 1991 election campaign in Sriperumbudur, the Congress party came to power with 244 seats. It was a unique election for it was split into two parts, one before his assassination and the other after. A day after the first round of polling took place on May 20, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was killed. The remaining election days were postponed until mid-June and voting finally took place on June 12 and 15. Voting was the lowest ever in parliamentary elections with just 53 per cent of the electorate exercising their right to vote.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Q4 GDP growth may have slowed down to 6.3%: sources
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Battered by a severe slowdown, the Indian economy is expected to grow slower at 6.3 per cent in the January-March quarter of fiscal year 2018-19, clocking the lowest expansion in six quarters.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
JNU reply sought in case of sexual harassment by professor
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to file a reply on a plea seeking early hearing on a contempt petition filed against the varsity and Professor Atul Johri, who is accused of sexual harassment.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Honor 20 series to be available only on Flipkart
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone brand HONOR on Monday announced its upcoming HONOR 20 series would be available exclusively on Flipkart.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
South Gujarat farmers sending fodder to help cattle herders
Ahmedabad, May 20 (IANS) A farmers association in south Gujarat has come to the aid of scores of cattle herders, who walked over 350 km from the parched Kutch to Sanand town near here, by providing them 20,000 kg feed daily for their cattle.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
KASHMIR'S CHANGING TERROR MATRIX-1: Islamic State enlarges footprint in Valley of Death (IANS Investigation)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) As door 1 with Pakistan proxies supported by local hawks Hurriyat closes, door 2 with Islamic Caliphate written on it opens in what is a brutal cage match which has more or less eviscerated the lives of the Kashmiris in the Valley.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Trump lashes out at press over coverage of his finances
Washington, May 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump, apparently unhappy about the media's coverage of his finances, on Monday said that he did not need banks to do business.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Flash Electronics files suit against Royal Enfield in US
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Electric auto components maker Flash Electronics India on Monday said it has filed a law suit against Eicher Motors' Royal Enfield in the US for alleged patent infringement of a component used in two-wheeler vehicles.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Was not aware of captaincy change: Afghan coach Simmons
London, May 20 (IANS) Coach Phil Simmons was not given any reasons when the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) decided to change the captain, months ahead of the World Cup, but the West Indian said he was trying to ensure that the change didn't impact their preparations.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
What Google Android restrictions mean for Huawei
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) After Samsung, Huawei has the biggest share in the global smartphone market but it now faces a huge challenge after Google barred the Chinese giant from some updates to the Android operating system.
2019-05-20
Category: International, India,Technology
After coffee cup, GoT fans find water bottles in finale
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Two weeks after fans discovered a coffee cup in a "Game of Thrones" scene, the final episode left them talking about a couple of water bottles that the makers of the fantasy drama series appeared to have forgotten to remove.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Vivek Oberoi's tweet draws ire from women panels
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Monday sought a response from actor Vivek Oberoi for his "misogynistic" tweet on exit polls. Earlier the Maharashtra State Women's Commission (MSWC) had found the post "disrespectful" to the dignity of women.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Walking, cycling reduce obesity risk in kids: Study
London, May 20 (IANS) Do your children go to school walking or riding a bicycle? If your anser is in affirmative, then they are less likely to be obese than those who use car or public transport, suggests a new study.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
SC to hear Centre's plea in black money case on Tuesday
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Centre on Monday moved the Supreme Court challenging a Delhi High Court order, which has ruled that the black money law can't have a retrospective effect, that is, it cannot be applied prior to April 1, 2016, as fixed by Parliament.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amul milk prices hiked by Rs 2 a litre across country
Anand (Gujarat), May 20 (IANS) Amul Milk prices have been hiked by Rs 2 a litre with effect from Tuesday across all its six brands sold in major markets of Delhi NCR, Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttarakhand and Maharashtra.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy
Serendipity's three-month art residency begins
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The third edition of the Dharti Arts Residency, a leading three-month artists' residency by Serendipity Arts Foundation, started Monday with four emerging artists kickstarting work on their unique ideas.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Rajasthan's Phalodi now betting big on government change in MP
Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) With exit polls predicting a clear majority for the NDA, bookies in Rajasthan's betting town, Phalodi, are now betting big on change of government in Madhya Pradesh.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Naidu meets Mamata in Kolkata to discuss post-poll strategy
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee met here on Monday to discussed the prospects of the post-poll alliance of the opposition parties against the BJP, sources said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Singapore-bound Scoot flight makes emergency landing at Chennai
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) A Singapore-bound Scoot Airlines flight, with 171 people on board, was forced to land in Chennai Airport on Monday after a smoke alarm in its cargo bay.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
BCCI thanks poll panel for smooth conduct of IPL
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday thanked Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Minister of State for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore for helping in the smooth conduct of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Nyra Banerjee having 'too much fun' playing bad
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Actress Nyra Banerjee is set to show her negative avatar on the show "Divya Drishti". She says she is having too much fun playing the character.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
UP Governor asks CM to take action in IMT land case
Ghaziabad, May 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Monday granted permission to probe the land allotment to the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), claimed Municipal Councillor and RTI activist Rajendra Tyagi.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Politics
Dhoni hints at post-retirement plans
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A lot has been said about former India captain MS Dhoni's retirement and the stumper has now himself fuelled the debate by revealing what he might opt to do after he calls it a day.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Even police is not safe in Delhi: Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday condemned the killing of a Delhi Police Sub-Inspector and questioned who will be responsible for the safety of the people in the city when even police is not safe here.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Maharashtra women's panel terms Vivek Oberoi's tweet 'disrespectful'
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) The Maharashtra State Women's Commission (MSWC) has found Vivek Anand Oberoi's tweet on exit polls as "disrespectful" to the dignity of women and plans to take action against the actor, its chief said here on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
BCCI CEO Johri wants increment, officials question validity
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri who is paid an annual gross salary of Rs. 5,76,36,000 crore other than the allowances and other benefits, has requested the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) to look into his increment process and the same is set to be discussed during the meeting of the committee on May 21 in the Capital. With CoA chief Vinod Rai giving the go-ahead to Johri's request for immediate attention, the matter is set to be brought up when the three committee members -- Rai, Diana Edulji and Ravi Thodge meet on Tuesday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pragya apologises for poll remarks, adopts silence
Bhopal, May 20 (IANS) Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Bhopal parliamentary seat, apologised on Monday for her statements during the poll campaign. She has also adopted silence.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
After VP Naidu, Gadkari questions accuracy of exit polls
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A day after Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu mocked the exit polls, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said the exit polls are not the "final decision" but indicate that the BJP will once again come to power.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Djokovic remains world No. 1 despite loss in Rome
Rome, May 20 (IANS) Novak Djokovic kept his lead in the latest ATP men's tennis rankings even after he lost to Rafael Nadal of Spain in the final of the Italian Open.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Indian Terrain signs up with Dhoni, to expand network
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) With the signing of Indian cricket icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its brand ambassador, men's wear major Indian Terrain Fashions Ltd plans to double its retail network to 300 outlets as it looks at a turnover of Rs 650 crore in three year's time, a senior company official said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Ananya gets playful with SRK's son AbRam
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) "Student Of The Year 2" actress Ananya Panday, who is said to have called Shah Rukh Khan her "second dad" recently, got playful with the superstar's youngest son AbRam.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MNM lodges complaint against Tamil Nadu Minister
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) The Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) on Monday lodged a police complaint against Tamil Nadu Minister for Milk and Rural Development Rajenthra Bhalaji for criminal intimidation and defamation of its founder actor-politician Kamal Haasan.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Former Kolkata police chief moves SC for protection from arrest
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Monday moved the Supreme Court on Monday seeking protection from arrest by the CBI in the Saradha scam chit fund case.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Iran dismisses Trump's 'genocidal taunts'
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Iran on Monday dismissed US President Donald Trump's "genocidal taunts" and warned him not to threaten the country.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
India eves beat S Korea 2-1 in tour opener (Correction in Para 2)
Jincheon (South Korea), May 20 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team edged past hosts South Korea 2-1 in their first game of the three-match bilateral series, here on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Hockey
New Ukraine President announces elections (2nd Lead)
Kiev (Ukraine), May 20 (IANS) Comedian-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelensky announced parliamentary elections during his swearing in as Ukraine's new President on Monday. The election may take place in October.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
Congress, JD-S call for end to verbal sparring in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 20 (IANS) Ahead of the results for Karnataka's 28 Lok Sabha seats on Thursday, the warring Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) ruling allies in the state on Monday called for a 'ceasefire' amid acrimonious remarks against each other by leaders of both parties.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
For weavers of Varanasi, there is sorrow in warp and weft
Power thrills... and it also kills.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Phoebe Waller-Bridge wanted to be a boy
London, May 20 (IANS) Actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge says she wanted to be a boy when she was younger.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Opposition still feels NDA will fall short, says alternative needs to be ready
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Even as the exit polls predicted a majority for the ruling NDA in the Lok Sabha elections, the Opposition camp is convinced that the BJP-led coalition will fall short of numbers, due to which they are making an effort to cobble up an alternative.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Several injured in West Bengal post-poll violence
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Several persons were injured in post-poll clashes between political parties in two districts of West Bengal, police said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Chandrababu Naidu reaches Kolkata to meet Mamata
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu reached here on Monday to hold a meeting with his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Naidu 'cent per cent' sure of TDP retaining power in Andhra
Amaravati, May 20 (IANS) Unfazed by the exit polls which predicted that the YSR Congress Party will storm to power in Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said he was "cent per cent" sure of his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) retaining power.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019
Style is an extension of one's personality: Dhoni
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Star cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni says his personal style has evolved over the years, but his love for minimalism has prevailed.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Akbar denies meeting Ramani at Oberoi hotel
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Former Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Monday denied meeting journalist Priya Ramani for a job interview at The Oberoi hotel in Mumbai in December 1993 and asking her personal, rather than professional questions.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
All eyes on Gayatri Gopichand in junior badminton meet
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) All eyes will be on the under-19 girls singles top seed Pullela Gayatri Gopichand, daughter of India coach Pullela Gopichand, at the Sunrise All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament, starting here on Tuesday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
Sepsis subtypes identified, different remedies stressed
New York, May 20 (IANS) Sepsis is not a single syndrome but multiple distinct conditions much like cancer, suggest researchers.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Sexual harassment charge filed against Tripura MLA
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) Tripura Police have launched a probe after a tribal girl filed a complaint of sexual harassment against a legislator belonging to the ruling alliance partner IPFT, an official said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook releases maps to help fight disease outbreak
San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) In a bid to fight disease outbreaks, Facebook has built new maps that can help its health partners better understand where people live, how they are moving and whether they have connectivity.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
'Sadak 2' to arrive in July 2020
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) "Sadak 2", which will see Mahesh Bhatt back in the director's chair after almost 20 years, will release on July 10, 2020 instead of March next year.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Economist Piketty to study Kerala model of growth
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said a nodal officer would be appointed to help eminent economist Thomas Piketty to study the state's model of growth.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Politics
249 Turkish foreign ministry personnel to be arrest
Ankara (Turkey), May 20 (IANS) Turkish prosecutors on Monday issued arrest warrants for 249 foreign ministry personnel over their suspected links to the Gulen Movement.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP delegation meets EC top brass, demands re-poll in Bengal
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A BJP delegation on Monday met top Election Commission officials and demanded re-polling where violence had taken place during all phases of the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal and requested deployment of central forces till the model code of conduct is in force.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India eves beat South Korea 2-1 in tour opener
Jincheon (South Korea), May 20 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team edged past hosts South Korea 2-1 in their first game of the three-match bilateral series, here on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Asia,South Korea,Sports,Hockey
Chandrababu Naidu to continue efforts for non-BJP coalition
Amaravati, May 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said he would continue his efforts to forge a non-BJP coalition till May 23, the day of counting of votes.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Powerful liquor lobby influencing CM Adityanath, alleges sacked UP Minister
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) Infuriated over his sacking, controversial Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar on Monday alleged that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath succumbed to the powerful liquor lobby and did not implement prohibition in the state.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kroos extends contract with Real Madrid till 2023
Madrid, May 20 (IANS) Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has signed a contract extension that is set to tie him to the club for four seasons, the La Liga side said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Lanka for global intelligence sharing to end terror
Colombo, May 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has called on countries to join hands in sharing intelligence to deal with international terror threats, media reported on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Sony acquires broadcasting rights to 2019 FIFA events
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited (SPN) has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights for marquee FIFA events in 2019 including the FIFA Womens World Cup France 2019, the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019, the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 and the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019. All the prestigious tournaments will be broadcast on television and digitally within the Indian subcontinent on the sports channels of Sony Pictures Networks and its premium video on demand (VOD) service, SonyLIV.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Beyond the Cannes red carpet: Where are Indian films?
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) As many as 1,854 feature films were submitted to be part of the 2019 Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival from across the world this year. As many as 39 nations are represented as production or co-production countries. India is missing.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Air Asia India eyes corporate clients, foreign flights
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Seeking long-term travel commitment, Tata Group joint venture Air Asia India plans to tie up with about 200 companies in the next few months, offering them a slew of benefits, including flexibility in last-minute flight change and onboard meals.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Art of commuting: Delhi metro stations double up as art galleries (Art Feature)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Most Indians may still need a push to visit art galleries and museums, but when the national capital's favourite commuting mode Metro Rail doubles up as a contemporary art gallery itself, it is not uncommon to see Delhiwallahs stop, look and even click an occasional selfie.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Features,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Bhuvan Bam takes on exam dread in new video
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Digital star Bhuvan Bam's latest YouTube video "The Brighter Side" sends out a strong message regarding examination fear amongst students.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Google limits Huawei's use of Android
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Google has barred Huawei from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a major blow to the world's second-largest smartphone seller. It also means loss of Android licence for Huawei, forcing it to use the open source version of the operating system.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Zomato offers discounts if you predict next PM
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Online food delivering platform Zomato has rolled out a new offer wherein customers need to predict the country's next prime minister ahead of the final counting on May 23 and win caskbacks on food orders.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Gale kills four in Beijing
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) Beijing continued with a blue alert for strong winds on Monday, after gales began to sweep across the capital city on Sunday, killing at least four people and disturbing traffic.
2019-05-20
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Market gives thumbs-up to exit polls, ends 1,422 pts up (3rd Lead)
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Along expected lines the benchmark Sensex advanced by a massive 1,422 points on Monday to finish at 39,352.67, marginally short of its lifetime high.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Blackbuck case: Fresh notices to Tabu, Sonali, Saif, Neelam
Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) The Rajasthan High Court on Monday served fresh notices to Bollywood stars Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam Kothari and Dushyant Kumar, a local resident, in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case following the state government's appeal against their acquittal.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Minor quake strikes Myanmar's Rakhine state
Yangon, May 20 (IANS) A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck Myanmar's Rakhine state on Monday morning, said a release of the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Myanmar,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japan defeats Russia 3-2 in Sudirman Cup
Nanning (China), May 20 (IANS) Top-ranked Japan defeated Russia 3-2 in the men's singles in their Group 1A opener at the ongoing Sudirman Cup, here on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Every side will be wary of Australia: Steve Waugh
Dubai, May 20 (IANS) With Steve Smith and David Warner returning to the Australian team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, former cricketer Steve Waugh believes the duo's arrival will further strengthen the team's chances at the showpiece event and sound a warning bell for the other teams.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition set for launch on May 22
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Lenovo is all set to launch Z6 Youth Edition globally on May 22, the company announced in a teaser on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Missing J&K teacher's body recovered from Bandipora
Srinagar, May 20 (IANS) The body of a teacher, who went missing from Bandipora on May 13, was recovered from the same district on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fire at Hollywood Hemp Museum, no one injured
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) A fire broke out at the Hollywood Hemp Museum, but no one was injured.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tripura Gramin Bank posts profit for 7 successive years
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) Posting net profit for seven consecutive years, the Tripura Gramin Bank (TGB) is among India's top three out of 46 regional rural banks (RRBs) in terms of profit, business and growth, TGB Chairman Mahendra Mohan Goswami said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy
Realme C2: Enters Xiaomi's den in budget segment
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Competing neck and neck with its Chinese counterpart Xiaomi, Realme has now launched C2 in India to take on Redmi 6A in the budget segment.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
ALERT: Saif, Tabu, Sonali, Neelam served fresh notice in 1998 Blackbuck case
arc/rtp/in
2019-05-20
Category: India, Bihar,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
NDA will win all 14 seats in Jharkhand: CM
Ranchi, May 20 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday asserted that the NDA would win all the 14 seats in the state even though the exit polls predicted six to eight seats for the alliance.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Exit polls indicate Congress issues of corruption, welfare may not have clicked
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The prediction by the exit polls about dismal performance by the Congress suggests that the party got it all wrong and the issues like the Rafale deal, NYAY, unemployment and alleged "arrogance" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised by it during the election campaign failed the impress the voters.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Sensex ends with massive 1,422 points gain
ravi-in
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Game of Thrones' shaped me as a woman: Emilia
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Actress Emilia Clarke, who is known for her role of Daenerys Targaryen in "Game of Thrones", says the show has shaped her as a woman.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Irrfan Khan is in top form: Producer Dinesh Vijan
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Producer Dinesh Vijan says actor Irrfan Khan, who returned to work last month to shoot for "Angrezi Medium" after being diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour, is in top form and will be seen playing a character that will be "very memorable".
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Game of Thrones' comes full circle for final goodbye
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The final chapter of "Game of Thrones" came with a tragic end to a love story, betrayal, twists, death and a lot of characters' lives coming full circle. Was it a happy ending? Well, as Ramsay Bolton once said: "If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention".
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Hollywood,National
PDP worker attacked in Kulgam dies
Srinagar, May 20 (IANS) A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) worker attacked by militants in Kulgam district, succumbed to injuries early on Monday in a Srinagar hospital, police said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Patient's kin attack doctor at Hyderabad hospital
Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) Relatives of a patient attacked a doctor at Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) here in the early hours of Monday over his alleged negligence.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Redmi K20 with Snapdragon 855 chip coming on May 28
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is set to launch a new smartphone in China -- Redmi K20 -- on May 28 that would be powered by Snapdragon 855 processor.
2019-05-20
Category: International, China,Technology
Ashok Leyland ready to ride on Elon Musk's India dream
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk who has been moving back and forth on his India dream for couple of years and unable to take the next big step now has an invitation from commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Phone use limit can reverse sleep problems in a week
London, May 20 (IANS) Limiting evening exposure to blue-light emitting screens on smartphones, tablets and computers can reverse sleep problems and reduce symptoms of fatigue, lack of concentration and bad mood in teenagers, after just one week, says a study.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Dutch actress protests violence against women at Cannes
Cannes, May 20 (IANS) Dutch actress Sand Van Roy made a statement at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival with body art, giving out a #MeToo message.
2019-05-20
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Australian strikes gold worth $69K in wilderness
Canberra, May 20 (IANS) An Australian man has unearthed a 1.4 kilo gold nugget with the help of a metal detector while wandering Western Australia's gold fields, media reports said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy
Won't let MP become Bengal: Shivraj on BJP worker's killing
Indore, May 20 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday slammed the killing of a 60-year-old man by a Congress supporter in Indore allegedly for "voting for the BJP" and said he won't allow the state to become another West Bengal.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'GoT' finale's bug bites 'Housefull 4' cast
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) As the final episode of "Game of Thrones" kept diehard fans glued to their screens, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar teased fans with his own iron throne moment from the sets of the upcoming film "Housefull 4".
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Everyone in team wants to impress Ponting: Finch
Melbourne, May 20 (IANS) Australia captain Aaron Finch has admitted that the mere presence of Ricky Ponting in the dressing room and on the training track immediately lifts the morale of every member of the group as they look to defend their World Champions title in the upcoming World Cup beginning May 30 in England.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Yogi is now BJP's star campaigner, second only to Modi
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has now been established as BJP's biggest star campaigner, second only to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Poll Trivia
Women entrepreneurs in India making a mark
Mathura May 20 (IANS) Women entrepreneurs in India are definitely forging ahead, marking their space and being counted in society, according to the consensus among experts at an interactive session here organized by the virtual incubator Womennovator.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Saif stuns as naga sadhu, 'Laal Kaptaan' out on Sept 6
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) After playing a Sikh police officer in the web show "Sacred Games", actor Saif Ali Khan has left fans stunned with his new avatar as a naga sadhu in the film "Laal Kaptaan", slated to release on September 6.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two Israeli series to get Indian remakes
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Israeli comedy series "The Beauty and The Baker" and "The Stylist" are set to be remade in India after Keshet International struck a deal with OTT service Viu.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Shastri has done wonders by making Kohli the boss: Gaekwad
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Rating each bowler a match winner, former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad said the kind of options this team is blessed with, India never had going into a World Cup.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Ukaranian comedian sworns in as President
Kiev (Ukraine), May 20 (IANS) Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday sworned in as the new President of Ukraine at a ceremony here.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
For weavers of Varanasi, there is sorrow in wrap and weft
Power thrills... and it also kills.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
UP 'babus' make beeline for Mayawati's residence
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) Bureaucrats, they say, are the best psephologists. They do not conduct exit polls but they have their ears to the ground.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,IPL 2019,Politics
Akhilesh, Mayawati meet, assess post-poll scenario
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Monday held a meeting with Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati to discuss the political situation in view of the exit polls results.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
ALERT: Akhilesh, Mayawati meet in Lucknow
amita/rtp/in
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls used to create false impression: Kumaraswamy
Bengaluru, May 20 (IANS) Slamming the exit poll results, which projected a big win for the BJP-led NDA government in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday said their predictions were being used to create a false impression of a Modi wave across the country.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Swedish prosecutors seeks Julian Assange's detention
Copenhagen, May 20 (IANS) Swedish prosecutors on Monday requested that the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, be detained to face questioning over rape allegations he had originally evaded by seeking diplomatic asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for almost seven years.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Denmark,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Teens with ADHD face high road accident risk: Study
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Teenage drivers diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to engage in rash driving, violate traffic rules and crash as compared to their contemporaries without ADHD, says a study.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
BJP demands special session of Madhya Pradesh Assembly
Bhopal, May 20 (IANS) With exit polls predicting a sweep for the BJP at the Centre and a drop in Congress numbers in Madhya Pradesh in the Lok Sabha elections, the saffron party on Monday mounted an attack on the state's Kamal Nath government demanding a special session of the Assembly.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
At least 32 killed in Tajikistan prison riots
Moscow, May 20 (IANS) At least 32 people, including 29 inmates and three prison guards, were killed in a riot in a prison situated at the outskirts of Dushanbe, Tajikistan's Ministry of Justice said on Monday.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
WC: Pakistan include Amir, Riaz to bolster pace attack
Lahore, May 20 (IANS) In order to strengthen their bowling attack, Pakistan have included left-arm pacers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir in the final 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Got thrown out of films without reason: Shilpa Shetty
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra says her journey in the Hindi film industry was not an easy ride as producers threw her out of their films without giving any reasons.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Will Uttar Pradesh be 'bellwether' or exception again?
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state that sends 80 MPs to the 543-member Lok Sabha, may be considered a political bellwether state as the government at the Centre has been formed 12 out 16 times by the party that got the maximum seats here.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shah to meet NDA leaders, host dinner on May 21
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Buoyed by the exit poll predictions, BJP President Amit Shah has convened a meeting of the leaders of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on May 21, ahead of the counting of votes on May 23.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Scarlett Johansson, beau Colin Jost are engaged
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson and "Saturday Night Live" star Colin Jost are engaged after being in a relationship for two years.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nitin Gadkari launches new poster of 'PM Narendra Modi'
Nagpur, May 20 (IANS) Just a day after the Lok Sabha exit polls predicted victory for the ruling NDA, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday unveiled a new poster of the forthcoming Bollywood biopic "PM Narendra Modi".
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Opinion/exit polls are thrusted opinion: Palaniswami
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and ruling AIADMK leader K.Palaniswami on Monday termed opinion/exit polls "karuthu kanippu" or a thrusted opinion.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Can India replicate 1983 magic in England? (SWOT)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Team India, led by Virat Kohli, are among the top contenders for the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Maoist attack in Jharkhand: 3 cops injured
Ranchi, May 20 (IANS) Three policemen were injured in a Maoist attack in Seraikela district of Jharkhand on Monday, police said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
ALERT: Amit Shah to meet NDA leaders on Tuesday
bns/pg
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
ALERT: Tamil Nadu CM says exit polls are 'thrusted opinion'
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
2 killed in accident on Maharashtra Expressway
Raigad (Maharashtra), May 20 (IANS) At least two persons were killed and 14 others injured when a tourist bus rammed into a stationary minibus on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, an official said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I don't know the final 15: Morgan on WC selection
Leeds, May 20 (IANS) England captain Eoin Morgan has admitted that he is still unsure about the final 15 who will be selected in the squad for the upcoming World Cup beginning May 30.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
DMK is not bothered about exit poll results: Stalin
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M.K.Stalin on Monday said his party is not bothered much about the exit poll results whether it is positive or negative.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
ALERT: 3 cops injured in Jharkhand Maoist attack
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BJP delegation meets EC, demands re-poll in Bengal
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A BJP delegation on Monday met Election Commission officials and demanded re-polling in the violence-hit constituencies of West Bengal.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: BJP demands re-poll in Bengal's violence-hit constituencies
bns/pg/in
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Kerala CM dismisses exit polls says have gone wrong in past
sg/rtp/in
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Not bothered about exit poll results, says Stalin
vj/in
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Redmi Note 7S with 48MP primary camera now in India
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Monday refreshed its Redmi Note 7 lineup with the 48MP camera-powered Redmi Note 7S for a starting price of Rs 10,999.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Akbar cross examined in defamation case against Ramani
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The cross examination of former Union Minister M.J. Akbar continued on Monday in connection with a defamation case filed by him against journalist Priya Ramani.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Chandrababu Naidu to meet Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) A day after meeting Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu will meet his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee here on Monday afternoon.
2019-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Naidu confident of TDP retaining power in Andhra
Amaravati, May 20 (IANS) Unfazed by the exit polls which predicted that the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) will storm to power in Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday exuded confidence that his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will retain power in the state.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
ALERT: TDP seats may even cross 120 in the Andhra Assembly, claims Chandrababu Naidu
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Mamata-Naidu to meet in Kolkata
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rebel Rajbhar dismissed from UP government
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) Om Prakash Rajbhar, who had been making statements against the BJP and its leadership, was removed from the Yogi Adityanath cabinet on Monday after Governor Ram Naik dismissed him from ministerial position on the recommendation of the Chief Minister.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Connected driverless cars can improve traffic flow by 35%
London, May 20 (IANS) A fleet of driverless cars with the ability to communicate with each other can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35 per cent, shows an experiment by University of Cambridge researchers.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
Sensex past 39k with 1,000 pts gain
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Indian equity indices traded on a firm note on Monday after most exit polls showed a BJP-led NDA getting a comfortable majority in the now concluded general elections.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Cricketer Asif Ali's daughter dies of cancer
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Pakistan batsman Asif Ali's two-year-old daughter Noor Fatima, who was suffering from stage four cancer, breathed her last at a hospital in the US.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Godse extremist remark: Kamal Haasan secures anticipatory bail
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to actor-politician Kamal Haasan in the case filed against him for his Hindu extremist comment.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Makarand Deshpande happy to reunite with Bhatts
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Film and theatre actor Makarand Deshpande is happy to work with the Bhatt family for "Sadak 2", in which he plays a Godman.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Brightburn' was a great help to me: James Gunn
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Filmmaker James Gunn, who had a tough time after getting fired from the "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" and then re-hired this March, says his upcoming project "Brightburn" helped him a lot when he was not getting work in the industry.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
MP Congress supporter kills man for voting for BJP
Indore, May 20 (IANS) A Congress supporter shot dead a 60-year-old man accusing him of 'voting for the BJP' here in Madhya Pradesh, police said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Over 175 JGU students going to Oxford, Harvard, Columbia, UCB
Sonepat, May 20 (IANS) Over 175 students from O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) will be leaving shortly for Short-Term Study Abroad Programmes (STSAP) across leading universities of the world, including Harvard, Oxford, Columbia and the University of California-Berkeley (UCB).
2019-05-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Education
With poll control ending, petrol/diesel prices start their journey northwards
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Just a day after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls came to an end, state-owned oil marketing companies (OMC) on Monday have raised the retail price of petrol and diesel signalling that election induced price moderation for petroleum products has come to an end.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Centre moves Supreme Court on retrospective effect of Black Money law
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Centre on Monday moved the Supreme Court on the applicability of the Black Money law after the Delhi High Court had stayed proceedings against advocate Gautam Khaitan over questions on the retrospective effect of the 2016 legislation.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
ALERT: Centre moves SC on retrospective effect of Black Money law
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2019-05-20
Category: International, Spain,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Real Madrid bids farewell to Keylor Navas
Madrid, May 20 (IANS) Real Madrid fans bid farewell to goalkeeper Keylor Navas just before the side's final La Liga game of the season against Real Betis.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
2 arrested for livestreaming voting on Facebook Live
Mohali, May 20 (IANS) You must have read about people livestreaming suicides, shootings and other crimes on Facebook Live but police here have arrested two local leaders for uploading videos of casting their votes on the platform.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Priyanka best version of my dream self in future: Hina
Cannes, May 20 (IANS) Popular television actress Hina Khan, who made her debut at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival here last week, calls actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas the "best version of her dream self in the future".
2019-05-20
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Langer defends Hazlewood's omission from WC squad
Melbourne, May 20 (IANS) Australia head coach Justin Langer has defended the decision to exclude Josh Hazlewood from the upcoming World Cup squad, saying the pacer didn't play enough white-ball cricket in the recent time to make his case for the showpiece event.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
ALERT: Kamal Haasan gets anticipatory bail in 'Godse extremist' remark case
vj-in
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ex-Kolkata top cop moves SC seeking protection from arrest
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar moved the Supreme Court on Monday seeking protection from arrest by the CBI in the Saradha scam chit fund case.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
ALERT: Ex-Kolkata Police chief moves SC seeking protection from arrest
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Om Prakash Rahbhar dismissed from Yogi government
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) Governor Ram Naik on Monday dismissed Uttar Pradesh Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar from his ministerial position on the recommendation of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Drinking coffee does improve bowel movement
San Diego, May 20 (IANS) Drinking coffee keeps the bowels moving because it changes gut bacteria and improves ability of intestines to contract, find researchers.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
Starbucks opens 'silent cafe' in China's Guangzhou
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) Leading coffee chain Starbucks has opened a "silent cafe" in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, where about half of the staff are hearing impaired, as part of an initiative to support the employment of disabled people.
2019-05-20
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society
Kohli, Smith make the game look so easy, am a fan: Stokes (Lead, correction in Para-1)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The 2019 edition of the World Cup goes back home to where it all started in 1975 and the Englishmen will be hoping to finally add the coveted trophy to their cabinet as they host the top ten teams in world cricket. Interestingly, England go into the tournament as favourites and while many would think it is an added pressure, all-rounder Ben Stokes has his own take on the matter.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
May 23: A day to celebrate India's democracy (Comment)
On May 23, the seven-week long Indian election process will come to an end. The votes will be counted and a winner will be declared. No matter who wins, the real winner will be Indias democracy. I say this as an Indian American who has had the privilege of living in the two largest - and, I would add, greatest - democracies in the world. I have watched in awe as this years election in India has unfolded. It brought back memories of Indias national election of 2014. The scope and size of that election was unrivalled in the history of the world.
2019-05-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Sensex up 980 pts, VIX drops by 17%
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Indian equity indices opened on a firm note on Monday after most exit polls showed a BJP-led NDA getting a comfortable majority in the now concluded general elections.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian expat's charity sets iftar distribution record in UAE
Abu Dhabi, May 20 (IANS) A Dubai-based charity, owned by an Indian expat, has set a new Guinness World Record for iftar distribution, the media reported.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora
Sushma to visit Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday for meet
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Kyrghyztan on Tuesday where she will represent India at the two-day meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)here.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Tried copying Smriti Mandhana, didn't work: Riyan Parag
Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) Seventeen-year-old batsman Riyan Parag, who rose to fame after he helped Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in one of their fixtures in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL), has admitted he admires leading woman batter Smriti Mandhana and tries to copy her style of batting.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Delays in acquiring land posed problems for Delhi Metro phase-III project
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delays in acquiring land, getting No-Objection Certificates besides other unanticipated hurdles plagued the third phase of Delhi Metro project, leading to time overrun in expansion of the national capital's modern transport system.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
ALERT: UP Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar likely to be dismissed
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Older Samsung watches to get brand new features
Seoul, May 20 (IANS) Samsung is rolling out an update that would bring latest features in its Galaxy Watch Active to older smartwatches.
2019-05-20
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Olympic 100 m record will even out in some time: Performance Enhancement Specialist (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) It's taken over 120 years to shave the Olympic 100 metres record from 11.4 seconds to the current 9.06 seconds and globally renowned Global Sports Scientist and Performance Enhancement Specialist Tim Gabbett says it's got to even out sometime.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life,Sports
Snapchat down as users unable to refresh app
San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) Users in Europe and some parts of the US reported that popular photo-messaging app Snapchat have stopped working for them.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sensex climbs over 960 pts after exit polls
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) The Indian equity indices opened on a firm note on Monday after most exit polls showed a BJP-led NDA getting a comfortable majority in the now concluded general elections.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ALERT: Sensex climbs 960 points after exit polls
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2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Bots brimming on Brexit Party's Twitter account: Report
London, May 20 (IANS) Former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farag's Brexit Party has thousands of fake followers on its Twitter account who appear to be bots.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Remaining silent in court my biggest mistake: Rajat Gupta
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Rajat Gupta, the first foreign-born head of influential management consultancy McKinsey and Co who was jailed for two years for insider trading, says his biggest regret is remaining silent in court even as his legal team mounted a vigorous defence and insists that he did no wrong but "would anyone in the courtroom realise this?"
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Kohli, Smith make the game look so easy, am a fan: Stokes
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The 2019 edition of the World Cup goes back home to where it all started in 1973 and the Englishmen will be hoping to finally add the coveted trophy to their cabinet as they host the top ten teams in world cricket. Interestingly, England go into the tournament as favourites and while many would think it is an added pressure, all-rounder Ben Stokes has his own take on the matter.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Threats to US would mean Iran end: Warns Trump
Washington, May 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has asked Iran "never to threaten" the US and warned Tehran that if it wants a fight, it would be "the official end" of the Islamic nation.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sophie Turner pens an ode to her 'GoT' character
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) As "Game of Thrones", one of the most popular fantasy series, has finally concluded after its eighth season, actress Sophie Turner, who rose to fame with the role of Sansa in the show, bid an emotional goodbye to her character on social media.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Pakistan's fielding a real worry for me: Mickey Arthur
Leeds, May 20 (IANS) After conceding a 0-4 series defeat against England, Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur admitted that his side did not perform well in the bowling and fielding departments which led to their loss in the five-match rubber.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Can east, south offset BJP deficit? (Column: Political Calculus)
The biggest test for India's largest democracy is going to end in the Lok Sabha elections. The whole country's focus is on West Bengal elections in the last phase. One big question is: Will the number of BJP seats in West Bengal increase a lot? This question can only be judged from a larger perspective. Let the question be slightly different. Have Bengalis started following or following BJP ideology after so many years? During the Rath yatra of Lal Krishna Advani, I accompanied him on his West Bengal tour. The Ram Mandir movement was successful in the whole country, but West Bengal did not accept Ram. It was in the 90s, when the road show started from Dharmatala in Kolkata, that the the cry of Jai of Shri Ram was heard. Not from Hindi-speaking residents of West Bengal but Bengalis. This is a new Bengal. I've never seen this Bengal before. What will be the result of the vote? How many seats will the BJP get? Only the percentage increase will increase seats? It is a different analysis but this time I am sure that the Bengali mind has undergone a huge change. How did the Leftist Bengali becoming Ram Bhakts, is it a change in the DNA of Bengalis?
2019-05-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
State of Economy-VI: Booster investment dosage needed to fire-up slacking consumption
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) A booster dose of government and private sector spending along with cheaper rates of finance are required to kick-start India's consumption driven demand, industry observers opined.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
2012 US shootout victim's mom to join politics
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Sybrina Fulton, an African-American mother who became a social justice activist after the 2012 fatal shooting of her son, Trayvon Martin that spurred a nationwide movement in the US and gave rise to a rallying cry "Black Lives Matter", is running for political office in Florida.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Deutsche Bank staff saw suspicious activity by Trump, Kushner
New York, May 20 (IANS) Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving legal entities controlled by Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
MotoGP: Marquez secures Honda's 300th premier class win
Le Mans (France), May 20 (IANS) Marc Marquez took his third win of the 2019 season with another dominating performance as teammate Jorge Lorenzo took his best finish of the season with 11th position at the French MotoGP.
2019-05-20
Category: International, France,Sports,Motorsports
White House unveils 1st part of Middle East peace plan
Washington, May 20 (IANS) The White House has unveiled the first part of its Middle East peace proposal, which is being deemed as an economic "workshop" to encourage investing capital in the West Bank, Gaza, and the region, a senior administration official told CNN.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
US billionaire promises to pay off student debt for entire grad class
Washington, May 20 (IANS) A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at an US ollege in Atlanta when he announced at their commencement that he would pay off their student loans -- estimated at $40 million.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Education,Human Interest/Society
Google restricts Huawei's use of Android
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Google has cut phone maker Huawei off from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese firm. New Huawei smartphones will also lose access to popular Google apps.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Technology
Aishwarya turns into golden mermaid at Cannes
Cannes, May 20 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has enthralled her fans with her golden mermaid look at the red carpet of the 72nd edition of Cannes Film Festival.
2019-05-20
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
11 killed in bar shooting in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, May 20 (IANS) At least 11 people have been killed in a shooting at a bar in Brazil's Para state, police said.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Brazil,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump says war with US will 'officially end' Iran
Washington, May 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has warned Iran "never" to threaten the US again, saying if Tehran wants to fight, that will be the "official end" of the Iranian regime.
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Nadal claims 34th Masters title in Rome
Rome, May 20 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal has claimed a record 34th ATP Masters 1000 crown, beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 with a statement victory in an epic Italian Open final.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Explosion injures tourists near Giza Pyramids
Cairo, May 20 (IANS) An explosion targeting a tourist bus has injured at least 16 people near the Grand Egyptian Museum, next to the pyramids in Giza.
2019-05-20
Category: International, Egypt,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mohit Raina is a shy person, says Dia Mirza
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Actress Dia Mirza, who will be seen along with actor Mohit Raina in the upcoming web show "Kaafir", says the latter is the shiest actor she has ever worked with.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
NDA 302, UPA 122, predicts NDTV's poll of polls (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The poll of polls of exit polls done by NDTV predicted 302 seats for the BJP-led NDA, 122 for the Congress-led UPA and 118 for "non-aligned" parties.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls predict advantage to BJP in Karnataka (Lead, Correcting Para 8 & 9)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The efforts of Congress and JD-S alliance in Karnataka seem to be failing as multiple exit polls showed that the Bharatiya Janata Party will secure a maximum of 18 Lok Sabha seats.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump slams Republican leader over impeachment remarks
Washington, May 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Sunday fired back at Justin Amash, a Republican member of the House of Representatives, for the latter's remarks that the President had reached the "threshold for impeachment".
2019-05-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Huma Qureshi finds GoT edge in her Cannes look
Cannes, May 20 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi could only think of "Game Of Thrones" as she dressed up in a grey detailed ensemble for the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival here.
2019-05-20
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
75.8% average polling in Karnataka's twin Assembly by-polls
Bengaluru, May 20 (IANS) An average of 75.8 per cent polling was registered in the by-elections for Karnataka's two Assembly segments - Chincholi and Kundgol - after 11 hours of polling at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, a poll official said.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics