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Dhankhar asks Mamata to withdraw comment on PM
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Taking strong objection to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not allowed by the people of the state protesting against the CAA to take the road routes during his recent visit, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday asked her to "withdraw it forthwith".
2020-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Karnataka to set up centre for Internet of ethical things
Davos/Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) Karnataka would soon set up a centre for Internet of ethical things in partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF), an official said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Switzerland,Technology
Cong names leaders to oversee manifesto execution, coordination
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) To keep an eye on decisions by the Congress Chief Ministers and implement the poll manifesto, party interim president Sonia Gandhi, here on Monday, has appointed senior leaders for various states.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sonia forms coordination panels for 3 states, one UT
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi here on Monday constituted four committees, comprising 32 members, for Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Puducherry and Rajasthan for better coordination between the party and the government.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Plea in SC challenging National Commission for Minorities Act
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice on a plea challenging the constitutionality of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992, and the extension of the government welfare schemes to the religious minorities by utlising taxpayer money.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kolkata Municipal Corporation website hacked
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Hackers attacked the website of Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Monday and uploaded information about the National Population Register (NPR), the city Mayor said.
2020-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman held with cartridges at Delhi metro station
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Monday arrested a woman from Jama Masjid metro station with two cartridges.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bureaucrats caught in the crossfire over CAA, NRC
Bhopal, Jan 20 (IANS) With the conflict over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) turning into a full-blown war between the BJP and other parties, civil and uniformed officials are caught in the crossfire.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
10 FIRs registered against AAP ahead of Delhi polls
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Election Commission teams have registered 10 FIRs against the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections slated to be held on February 8.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC Judge recuses from hearing Vijay Mallya's plea
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Supreme Court judge Justice R.F. Nariman on Monday recused himself from hearing a plea of fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya challenging a Karnataka High Court order directing him to pay Rs 3,101 crore to a consortium of banks led by State of Bank of India (SBI), which had lent money for the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
CRPF women bikers to showcase skill at Rajpath on R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) In a first, a team of over 50 women bikers, named "Dare Devils", from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) would be showcasing their skills on the Rajpath on the occasion of 71st Republic Day celebrations.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Naidu, TDP MLAs detained in Amaravati
Amaravati, Jan 20 (IANS) The police detained former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and other TDP legislators here on Monday night as they were trying to launch a march to protest against the state government's decision to develop two more state capitals by shifting some key capital functions from Amaravati.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Loan defaulters fleeing UAE to India can't escape law
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Loan defaulters and convicts in other civil cases in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will no longer be able to escape the law and flee to India after a gazette notification by the Indian Ministry of Law and Justice.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC notice to UP govt over renaming of Allahabad
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought the UP government's reply on a plea, filed by the Allahabad Heritage Society, challenging the decision to rename Allahabad as Prayagraj.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Govt contests Unitech's 'assets larger than liability' claim
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Unitech management on Monday informed the Supreme Court that its assets were greater than the liability and no fund infusion by the central government was needed to complete the stalled housing projects.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC to hear plea challenging NIA (Amendment) Act, 2019
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a plea challenging the amendments made in the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Act, 2019.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
du Plessis hints at fourth Test being his last at home
Port Elizabeth, Jan 20 (IANS) South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis said on Monday that the fourth and final Test against England could be his last on home soil.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
I-League: Punjab FC beat Gokulam Kerala 3-1
Ludhiana, Jan 20 (IANS) A Dipanda Dicka brace helped Punjab FC register a 3-1 victory over Gokulam Kerala FC at the Guru Nanak Stadium here on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
Zimbabwe still hold edge against Sri Lanka after Day 2
Harare, Jan 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka's left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya completed his second five-wicket haul in Test cricket, but the second day of the first Test belonged to hosts Zimbabwe who ended the day in a position of strength thanks in part to a late wicket, here on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
India should stick to Rahul at No 5, feels Sehwag
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Former India opener Virender Sehwag has put his weight behind K.L. Rahul to bat at No. 5, stating that the team management should persist with him as used to be the case under Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
BJP ally SAD to stay off Delhi poll fray
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), BJP's alliance partner in Punjab, announced on Monday that it won't contest the forthcoming Assembly elections in Delhi.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
9-year-old to launch book at JLF this year
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) The youngest author to launch his book this year at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF2020), scheduled on January 23-27 at Diggi Palace, here, is only 9-year-old and resident of the Rajasthan capital city.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
TDP members suspended from Andhra Assembly amid din
Amaravati, Jan 20 (IANS) Seventeen members of main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) were suspended from Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Monday amid pandemonium during a discussion over the bills to develop three state capitals.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Saif's 'concept of India' draws social media ire
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Actor Saif Ali Khan is being massively trolled for his comment on Indian history.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Why Jabalpur celebrating Nadda's elevation as BJP chief
Jabalpur, Jan 20 (IANS) The elevation of Jagat Prakash Nadda as new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief, in New Delhi on Monday, has Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh in a festive mood.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
IMF's Gopinath projects economic recovery for India in 2020-21
United Nations, Jan 20 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund, which sharply cut India's growth rate, is projecting a recovery in 2020-21, the organisation's Chief Economist Gita Gopinath said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Bengal assembly to pass anti-CAA resolution: Mamata
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to pass a resolution in the state Assembly against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the next three-four days, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday and demanded that the provision seeking the birth certificates and parents place of birth be deleted from the NPR form.
2020-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Plea in SC over traffic blockade at Shaheen Bagh
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the police to take action for ensuring smooth traffic movement on the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch, which has been closed for over a month due to anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests, making the public at large suffer.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC accepts govt proposal for new board to take over Unitech
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday accepted Centre's proposal recommending a seven-member board to take over the management of real estate company Unitech.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Won't be tough for the boys to focus in Pakistan: Domingo
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo feels the team would perform well in Pakistan irrespective of security concerns when the tour starts later this month, with several players and coaching staff refusing to make the trip.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Opera offering predatory loans via Android apps in India: Report
San Francisco, Jan 20 (IANS) Opera -- a freeware web browser for Microsoft Windows -- is allegedly offering predatory loans through Android apps, running four Android apps aimed at India, Kenya and Nigeria (CashBean, OKash, OPay and OPesa) that appear to be in direct violation of Google Play Store policies, forbidding predatory loans and deceptive descriptions.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Shirdi Saibaba's birthplace row rests for now
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) The weeklong fracas over the birthplace of the mystical saint Saibaba of Shirdi appeared to have been resolved for the present, officials said here on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Massive Snickers bar sets Guinness World Record, Internet ROFL
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A massive Snickers bar made in Waco, Texas, has broken the Guinness World Record and grabbed the eyeballs of social media users all across the globe.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Unitech says assets greater than liability; Centre doubts
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Unitech management on Monday told the Supreme Court that its assets are greater than the liability, and that there is no requirement to infuse more funds by the Union government to complete its stalled housing projects.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sonia forms panels to resolve differences in state units
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) In order to sort out the differences in the state units and bring amity among the warring factions, Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi has constituted Coordination Committees in the Congress ruled states and Union Territories.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Aus Open: Federer, Djokovic, Serena start with easy wins
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Roger Federer and Serena Williams got off to clinical starts in the opening round of the Australian Open on Monday. While Federer brushed aside Steve Johnson to race into the second round, Serena thrashed Anastasia Potapova.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
MP slapping: BJP eyes gains, Collector defends her rights
Bhopal, Jan 20 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh bureaucracy and the police are caught in the ruling-opposition parties crossfire over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2020-01-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Bengaluru civic body engineer executes unauthorised demolitions
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) Several families living in makeshift homes in East Bengaluru have been rendered homeless following an unauthorised demolition drive over the weekend by an engineer of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).
2020-01-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
People bought gold post Uri attack, jewellers to tax dept
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Three years after demonetization, a closer scrutiny by the tax department, using data analytics, revealed that many jewellers allegedly deposited cash in the banks much in excess of their known source of income suggesting that they indulged in turning black money into white.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Keshav Maharaj sets record in Test cricket
Port Elizabeth, Jan 20 (IANS) South Africa spinner Keshav Maharaj may be known for his wicket-taking ability but the 29-year-old on Monday showed his class with the bat after smashing England skipper Joe Root for 28 runs in an over in the third Test of the four-match rubber here.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
No info on tukde-tukde Gang: MHA in RTI reply
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry in a reply to an RTI query has accepted that it has "no information" about the 'Tukde Tukde Gang' -- a term used on many occasions by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Minister Amit Shah and other Ministers in the BJP-led National Democratic (NDA) government to attack opponents.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mosque turns venue for Hindu wedding, netizens shower praise
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) An unusual story of a wedding is doing the rounds on internet in which a couple tied the knot at a mosque in Alappuzha district in Kerala on Sunday as per Hindu rituals.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Consumer confidence plunges 7.3% in Jan 2020: Report
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Consumer sentiment has nosedived by 7.3 percentage points in January 2020, according to the latest India Primary Consumer Sentiment Index (PCSI), as measured by Thomson Reuters, in partnership with Ipsos.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jain turned poorer by Rs 35 lakh, wife richer by Rs 62 lakh
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The total movable assets of Delhi Cabinet Minister Satyendra Jain, who filed his nomination papers for the February 8 Assembly polls from the Shakur Basti Assembly seat, here on Monday, has declined by over Rs 35 lakh in the five years.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
AGR verdict: Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Tata Tele move SC
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Ahead of the January 23 deadline, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices have approached the Supreme Court seeking modification in its verdict in the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) matter where they have sought court permission to negotiate with DoT on the payment schedule.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
JD-U names star campaigners for Delhi sans Prashant Kishor
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said that it was ready to offer two seats to the Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal-United for the Delhi Assembly polls, the JD-U released the list of 20 star campaigners with chief election strategist and party vice president Prashant Kishor's name missing from it.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bag with IED found at Mangalore airport; flight returns (2nd Lead)
Mangaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) The Mangalore airport is on a high alert after an unattended bag with a low-intensity explosive was recovered at the terminal building on Monday morning, sources said, adding an IndiGo flight had to be called back for checking following a threat call in the afternoon.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
Mondal shines with triple gold, Maha crosses 200-medal mark
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) West Bengals Soubrity Mondal claimed three gold medals in the swimming competition in the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) on Monday but Maharashtras Kenisha Gupta and Karnatakas Srihari Nataraj were well on course to become the most successful athletes here.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Stalled projects: Centre's stand differs on Amrapali, Unitech
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Amrapali Group and Unitech, both are mirror images of a housing mess, which has left close to 50,000 homebuyers in the lurch. The Centre is striving to devise a resolution, which it can consistently implement in sorting the mess in Delhi-NCR. Both real estate groups are under litigation in the Supreme Court.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sikar woman quits Dubai job to contest panchayat polls
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) For Sunita, it could be termed as call of the rural India, which motivated her to quit her plush job with a shipping company in Dubai, the UAE, and return to Rajasthan, her home state, and contest the panchayat elections.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Swapan Sadhan Bose named Mohun Bagan President
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Businessman Swapan Sadhan Bose was on Monday named President of Mohun Bagan club, a position which remained vacant after lawyer Gitanath Ganguly passed away.
2020-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
BJP ally SAD to stay off Delhi poll fray
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act seems to have taken a toll on BJP ties with long-standing ally Shiromani Akali Dal of Punjab, with the latter choosing not to jump into the Delhi Assembly election fray over alleged disagreement over CAA stand.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Brother of Hizb terrorist Naveed Babu arrested
Srinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) The J&K police has apprehended one more suspect in disgraced DSP Davinder Singh's case and handed him over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
2020-01-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP leader chides Bengal intellectuals protesting against CAA
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Continuing the abusive attack on intellectuals who are protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, a BJP leader in West Bengal on Monday called the protesters "dogs" and "monkeys".
2020-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Central Vista redevelopment will destroy bond with area'
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The 'Lets Save Delhi' campaign has slammed the move to redevelop the Central Vista which it says will take the heritage, tourist destination and the people's bond with India Gate along with its lawns, Rajpath and Parliament House away.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Presidency alumni, students stage noisy anti-CAA protest
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Students and alumni of Presidency University staged a demonstration on the campus against the new citizenship law during the founder's day programme here on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National
First time, Siddhivinayak Temple gets a 'gilded look'
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) For the first time in its 220 year history, the famed Siddhivinayak Temple in Prabhadevi sports a gilded look courtesy a 35 kg gold worth Rs 14 crore, made by an 'anonymous' Delhi devotee, a top official said here on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
India's 2019 domestic air passenger traffic up nearly 4%
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic rose 3.74 per cent in 2019 on a year-on-year basis, as per official data released on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tweeple react to Oxfam's new study 'Time to Care'
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Twitterati reacted after Rights group Oxfam on Monday released the study 'Time to Care' in Davos ahead of the 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sri Lanka pacer clocks '175 kph', Tweeple ask is this real?
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A video is doing the rounds on internet which shows 17-year-old Sri Lanka fast bowler Matheesha Pathirana bowling a delivery at 175 kmph against India in the ongoing U-19 World Cup in South Africa.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kejriwal holds roadshow, fails to file nomination
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday held a roadshow with his wife and his two children in tow along with Aam Aadmi Party leaders and supporters, but could not file his nomination papers during the day as planned due to delay.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
IMF blames India for 'lion's share' of cut to global growth projection
United Nations, Jan 20 (IANS) Drastically slashing India's growth estimate to 4.8 per cent for the current fiscal year, the International Monetary Fund on Monday blamed its economic slowdown for a "lion's share" of its cut of 0.1 per cent to global growth projections.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Seers pass pro-CAA resolution at VHP meeting
Prayagraj, Jan 20 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's central Margdarshak Mandal meeting at Uttar Pradesh' Prayagraj was dominated by the planning for the construction of Ram Temple, discussions over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and religious conversion.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
India's richest 1% holds over 40% of national wealth: Report
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) A recent report on Monday showed that India's richest 1 per cent of the population hold 42.5 per cent of national wealth while the bottom 50 per cent, the majority of the population, owns a mere 2.8 per cent.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SL pacer Pathirana' grabs eyeballs in U-19 WC
Bloemfontein (South Africa), Jan 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka might have lost against India by 90 runs in the ongoing U-19 World Cup here, but young pacer Matheesha Pathirana grabbed eyeballs as he bowled a wide delivery to Yashasvi Jaiswal, which was recorded at 175kph (108mph) initially.
2020-01-20
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
AI needs to be regulated: Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai
San Francisco, Jan 20 (IANS) Joining Microsoft President Brad Smith and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday called for new regulations for Artificial Intelligence (AI), saying the only question now is how to approach it.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
3 terrorists killed in encounter in Kashmir's Shopian (2nd Lead)
Srinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) Three militants of the proscribed terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen were gunned down by security forces in an encounter in Shopian district on Monday, Jammu and Kashmir police and Army said.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Delhi poll is about 'Kejriwal vs who', says AAP's Chadha
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Raghav Chadha said here on Monday the 2019 Lok Sabha election defeat didn't demotivate him.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shraddha Kapoor is all praise for singer Tulsi Kumar
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) From "Aashiqi 2" to the upcoming "Street Dancer 3D", singer Tulsi Kumar has lent her voice to actress Shraddha Kapoor many times.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Apple granted lawsuit against former iPhone chip designer
San Francisco, Jan 20 (IANS) A US judge on Monday gave his nod to Apple's lawsuit against former iPhone chip designer Gerard Williams III.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Defence Secretary reviews indigenous aircraft carrier project
Kochi, Jan 20 (IANS) A day ahead of the Defence Acquisitions Council meeting in Delhi, Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar led a team here on Monday to review the progress of the indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-P71) project.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Kerala,National
Bag with IED found at Mangalore airport; flight returns
Mangaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) The Mangalore airport is on a high alert after an unattended bag with a low-intensity explosive was recovered at the terminal building on Monday morning, sources said, adding an IndiGo flight had to be called back for checking following a threat call in the afternoon.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Terrorism
NSE promoted PXIL develops real time power market with PRATYAY
New Delhi, Jan. Jan 20 (IANS) Power Exchange India Ltd (PXIL) has upgraded its trading platform, enabling creation of real-time power market (RTM) from Monday. The new platform called PRATYAY will allow more flexibility in tenure of contracts for both buyers and sellers on the exchange.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Malang' marks Haarsh Limbachiyaa's debut as lyricist
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Writer Haarsh Limbachiyaa turns lyricist with the title track of filmmaker Mohit Suris upcoming romantic action thriller "Malang".
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rahul raps Modi over wealth holding of India's richest 1%
New Jan 20 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the reports that India's richest 1 per cent owned more than 4 times the wealth of 953 million people, who make up for the bottom 70 per cent of the population.
2020-01-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Priyanka to visit UP on Jan 22 to discuss panchayat polls
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli on Wednesday to hold a workshop for party workers including the district and city presidents of the state, sources said here on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Customs Cup Regatta in Mumbai on R-Day
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Mumbai Customs will hold the Customs Cup Regatta (CCR) on January 26 to commemorate the International Customs Day which will be celebrated worldwide with the theme 'Customs Fostering Sustainability for People, Prosperity and the Planet', an official said here on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Disha Patani reveals how she 'destroys' her sugar craving
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Fitness freak Disha Patani admits she loves sugar. She has revealed the one snack that fills her up and also "destroys my sugar craving".
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
First Su-30 MKI squadron inducted in Thanjavur
Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu), Jan 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday commissioned the 222 squadron, also known as 'Tigersharks', for their Thanjavur base. The squadron has six Sukhoi-30 specially modified fighter jets, each carrying 2.5 tonne air-launched supersonic BrahMos cruise missile.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security
Shilpa Shetty awarded Champion of Change Award
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress and entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra and her husband businessman Raj Kundra have been awarded the Champion of Change 2019 Award for their efforts towards encouraging people to take up the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Bollywood
Power generation to be termed manufacturing, pay 15% corp tax
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) As part of efforts to incentivise the power sector and make its operations viable, the government is looking to extend the benefit of lower corporate tax to electricity generating units by qualifying their activity as manufacturing.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Shivaleeka wants to make this her 'every Saturday' routine
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress Shivaleeka Oberoi recently had a great time attending an arts class with kids of a school here. She says she wants to make this her "every Saturday" routine.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Punjab, NHAI to start work on Delhi-Amritsar-Katra section
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) Chairman Sukhbir Singh Sandhu on Monday agreed to expeditiously start work on the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway project.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Malaika nails a new yoga posture
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Fitness freak Malaika Arora has nailed the modified reclined pigeon pose. Not just that, she is encouraging her fans to learn the yoga posture.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
'Efforts on to repatriate remains of kidnapped Goa sailor'
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) The Goa government's Commissioner for NRI affairs Narendra Sawaikar on Monday said efforts were being made to repatriate the remains of a Goan seafarer, Britto D'Silva, who was among the 20 seamen who were kidnapped from cargo carrier MV Duke by Nigerian pirates in December.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
2020 year of rebirth of secularism, liberalism: Khurshid
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Monday took to social media to share his views on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and said that though people are talking about New India but we are witnessing the rebirth of India and 2020 is the year of the rebirth of secularism and liberalism.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
When chef Sanjeev Kapoor turned down film roles
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor says he has received many film offers, though he doesn't take them all up.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
IMF cuts India's growth rate to 4.8%, calls it 'negative surprise'
United Nations, Jan 20 (IANS) Calling it one of the "negative surprises", the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday sharply cut India's growth estimate for the current fiscal to 4.8 per cent, darkening the economic picture from the rosy 7.5 per cent made this time last year.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Will pass Assembly resolution against CAA: Mamata
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to pass a resolution in the state Assembly against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the next three-four days, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Three killed in Sikh group clash in London, two held
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Two Sikhs have been arrested after three men from the community were stabbed to death in a single attack on Sunday night here, a media report said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Index-heavyweights drag markets; Sensex, Nifty lose 1%
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Sensex and Nifty closed nearly 1 per cent lower on Monday owing to the sell-off in index-heavyweights like Reliance Industries, Kotak Mahindra Bank, HDFC Bank and TCS over their weaker than expected quarterly results.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bhumi Pednekar calls to avoid single use of plastic
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar wants everyone to avoid single use of plastics. A climate change warrior, Bhumi took to Instagram to spread the word.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Haryana passes Constitutional Amendment to extend reservations
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) The Haryana Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a motion to ratify the 126th Constitutional Amendment to extend reservations for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Punjab for another 10 years.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Ranji Trophy: Manoj Tiwary shines with maiden triple ton
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Manoj Tiwary's scintillating knock of 303 guided Bengal to post 635/7 against Hyderabad before reducing the visitors to 83/5 in a Round 6 Ranji Trophy tie at the Bengal Cricket Academy Ground here on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Bigg Boss 13: Paras's girlfriend Akanksha shares cryptic post
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" contestant Paras Chabbra's girlfriend Akanksha Puri has shared a cryptic post on Twitter after he called her "clingy" in the weekend episode of the reality show.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ED quizzes Karti on buying assets abroad via sell firms
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, here on Monday, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning as summoned in connection with alleged violation of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the INX media case.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Lost Frequencies opens up on his musical process
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) DJ Felix De Laet, who is also known as Lost Frequencies, says he does not have any fixed process of creating music. The popular international deejay believes in experimenting and "messing around".
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kriti Sanon: As actor I want to explore different genres
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Kriti Sanon, who has worked in genres across drama, romance, comedy and historical, says she wants to explore herself as an actor.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP, AAP miffed with railway official calling Goa MLA Portuguese
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) Ruling and opposition political parties in Goa, including the BJP, on Monday demanded the resignation of South Western Railway manager Ajay Kumar Singh after he during a verbal duel with Goa BJP MLA Alina Saldanha allegedly suggested that she was of Portuguese descent.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Debutante Sharvari on working with Kabir Khan, Bhansali, Aditya Chopra
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Debutante Sharvari, who will be seen in Kabir Khan's web series "The Forgotten Army" and Aditya Chopra's upcoming film "Bunty Aur Babli 2", has spoken about her eyeopening experience working with these filmmakers.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lord Hall to step down as BBC's DG in summer
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Tony Hall is set to step down as director general of the BBC in the summer, after seven years in the role, the organisation reported on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media
Bikini pics of Disha Patani set Instagram on fire
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Budding Bollywood star Disha Patani has set Instagram on fire again with a fresh lot of bikini pictures. This time, the actress has shared a couple of stills from her upcoming flick "Malang".
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
82% of total students registered for winter semester: JNU
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Three days post the deadline for registration for the winter semester in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), the administration of the varsity has claimed that 82% of the total 8,500 enrolled students have cleared their hostel dues.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Saibaba birthplace row resolved: BJP
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Amid speculation that Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has withdrawn his remark on the birthplace of the Shirdi saint Saibaba, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil said, here on Monday, the controversy was resolved amicably.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
RJ Mantra returns to the world of audio
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) RJ-actor Mantra has returned to the world of audio, this time in podcasts and audio web series.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ishant suffers ankle injury before NZ Test squad announcement
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Senior India pacer Ishant Sharma on Monday hurt his ankle while bowling during a Ranji Trophy game, days before India's squad announcement for the New Zealand tour.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Indigo flight returns to Mangaluru airport after bomb alert
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) A passenger aircraft of budget carrier Indigo to Hyderabad returned to Mangaluru airport after a bomb alert by the Air Traffic Controller, an official said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Terrorism
Never know what's going to happen: Tiwary on India comeback
Kalyani (West Bengal), Jan 20 (IANS) A maiden triple hundred under his belt for Bengal against Hyderabad in their Ranji Trophy Group A clash, senior batsman Manoj Tiwary said while it is difficult to make an Indian comeback at this stage, nothing it impossible.
2020-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Core of huge dying galaxies formed 1.5bn years after Big Bang
London, Jan 20 (IANS) The core of massive dying galaxies with more than a trillion stars was formed 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang -- about 1 billion years earlier than previous measurements revealed, reveal astrophysicists.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Telugu remake of 'Pink' with Pawan Kalyan starts rolling
Hyderabad, Jan 20 (IANS) The Telugu remake of the Bollywood multiplex hit "Pink", starring Pawan Kalyan, went on floors here on Monday, after stills from the sets got leaked and went viral.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Goa court grants bail to 'fake' UP Minister
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) Sunil Kumar Singh, 48, who was arrested two weeks ago for posing as a UP Minister and enjoying Goa government protocol privileges which included free accommodation, police security and escort vehicles, was on Monday released on conditional bail by a local court.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Won't allow Constitutional machinery to collapse: Kerala Guv
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) Hours after Kerala Chief Secretary Tom Jose briefed Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Monday about the reason why he was not informed about the state government's plan to move the Supreme Court on the amended citizenship law, he said his view is that his approval is needed and no explanation will satisfy him.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Samsung Display plans $500mn plant in India
Seoul, Jan 20 (IANS) Samsung Display, South Korea's major display panel maker and an affiliate of Samsung Electronics, plans to invest $500 million in India to set up a manufacturing unit.
2020-01-20
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Bharti Singh has 'a lot of fun' flirting with Bollywood stars
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Comedienne Bharti Singh is happily married to writer Haarsh Limbachiyaa, but she admits engaging in fun flirting with top stars like Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar on screen.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rising cancer linked to fading farm bond: AYUSH Minister
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) Cancer is on the rise in Goa because people's association with soil has weakened, according to Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Fraudsters use data protection website to hack people
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) In a unique online fraud, hackers are tricking people into thinking that they own compensation after being victims of personal data frauds, and under the pretext of offering them money, are fleecing them, a new report said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Centre rejigs senior officials, appoints 31 at Jt Secy level
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) In a major rejig, the Centre on Monday approved the appointment of 31 senior civil servants at the Joint Secretary (JS) level or its equivalent, including IAS officer Bharat H. Khera as Joint Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kangana: Being an actor a privileged job, directors aren't valued
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut says being an actor is the most privileged job in our country while filmmakers are not as valued as they should be.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi's wishes for Nadda peppered with caution and comparison
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Amid chants of 'Jai Shri Ram', Prime Minister Narendra Modi seemed to throw a challenge for J.P. Nadda, the new party president, saying "Amit Bhai Ka karyakal hamesha hamesha yaad rahega (the tenure of Amit Shah will be remembered forever."
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India aims at zero urea import with commissioning of 5 units
Bhubaneswar, Jan 20 (IANS) With the commissioning of five fertiliser plants, the Central government is expecting to achieve zero import dependency of urea in the country, said Union fertiliser secretary Chhabilendra Roul on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Adulthood linked to lower amount of physical activity
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to increased weight gain, researchers have found.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Akhtar lauds Rohit's effort after Bengaluru win
Lahore, Jan 20 (IANS) Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhthar was all praise for India opener Rohit Sharma as he amassed a well-paced 119 to help India chase down the 287-run target and win the 3rd ODI against Australia at Bengaluru on Sunday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
De-radicalisation centres in Kashmir will be welcome: DGP
Srinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) Supporting the idea of de-radicalisation centres in Kashmir, as suggested by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, J&K Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh said such a move was welcome.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir
Robert Vadra probe: Questions that Thampi evaded
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has claimed that NRI businessman C.C. Thampi who was arrested in connection with the money laundering probe against Robert Vadra has "failed" to answer various questions during the interrogation.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Aus Open: Federer, Serena start with easy wins on opening day
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Roger Federer and Serena Williams got off to clinical starts in the opening round of the Australian Open on Monday. While Federer brushed aside Steve Johnson to race into the second round, Serena thrashed Anastasia Potapova.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
JGU VC to speak at World Economic Forum in Davos
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) Vice Chancellor, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, will be speaking in three separate sessions at this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland from January 21-24. He is the only Vice-Chancellor from India invited to speak at Davos this year.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Proposal to cut duty-free liquor quota may hit Adani, Zurich too
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Commerce Ministry's proposal to cut the quota for purchasing liquor at duty-free shops to one bottle has left private airport operators in a tizzy.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Twitter erupts after bureaucrat in MP heckled
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A video showing the District Collector Nidhi Nivedita slapping an unruly protester and Deputy Collector Priya Verma indulging in a street fight is doing the rounds on the Internet. The clip showed a man pulling Priya Verma by her hair after she slapped her during a melee amid heavy police presence.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Twitter erupts after Deputy Collector in MP gets heckled
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A video showing Madhya Pradesh's Rajgarh district Deputy Collector Priya Verma indulging in a street fight is doing the rounds on the Internet.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston's backstage moment at SAG Awards
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Hollywood star Brad Pitt and his former wife Jennifer Aniston were spotted reuniting backstage to celebrate his win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG).
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan' trailer: Ayushmann to break taboos around homosexuality
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who is fast emerging as Bollywood's poster boy of new-age content-driven cinema, is all set return with another film that defies formula.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Will aim to become KIYG champions, says footballer Bora
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) The Assam U-21 football team raced to the final of the Khelo India Youth Games with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Maharashtra in Guwahati on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
DoT issues Rs 48.5K cr AGR dues for Oil India, PSU to appeal
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Department of Telecom has raised a demand of Rs 48,457 crore as AGR (Adjusted Gross Revenue) dues from Oil India to be paid by January 23.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Apple empowering Indian students pen success on iPads, iMacs
Burhanpur (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 20 (IANS) Frequented by historians and art lovers seeking solace in its rich past, another transformation, albeit quietly, is taking place in the city of Burhanpur and this time, Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is empowering talented kids at the Macro Vision Academy (MVA) find their place in the fast-changing world.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Education
Aus Open: Prajnesh's first round match rescheduled due to rain
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Rain played spoilsport in India's top-ranked tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran's Australian Open first-round match against Japanese Tatsuma Ito as it had to be rescheduled for Tuesday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Shaheen Bagh protestors look to Jan 22 SC hearing
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Shaheen Bagh protest entered 37th day here on Monday as protestors are not willing to quit without a concrete result on the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Twitter abuzz as Nadda becomes new BJP President
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Twitterati on Monday congratulated J.P. Nadda after he was elected unopposed as the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Thampi: A typical rags-to-riches story
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) Starting off by doing odd jobs after moving to the Middle East in the 1980s, arrested NRI businessman C.C. Thampi's story is a typical rags-to-riches one.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Business/Economy,Politics
Differently-abled Kousalya Kharthika wins Rs 1 cr on KBC Tamil
Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) Kousalya Kharthika has become the first-ever differently-abled contestant to bag the jackpot prize money of Rs 1 crore on "Kodeeswari" -- the Tamil version of the reality game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati".
2020-01-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Odisha FC announce contract extension for Nandhakumar Sekar
Bhubaneswar, Jan 20 (IANS) Odisha FC on Monday announced that winger Nandhakumar Sekar will continue being a part of the team till 2023. The attacking midfielder signed the extension of his contract with the Bhubaneswar-based Indian Super League (ISL) club.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's next
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro will star in filmmaker Hollywood maestro Martin Scorsese's upcoming film, "Killers Of The Flower Moon".
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rahul Gandhi to address anti-CAA rally in Jaipur on Jan 28
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will address an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) rally in Jaipur on January 28. It will be his third rally against the CAA after Delhi and Guwahati.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
2 Delhi schools among CBSE-Adobe Creativity Challenge winners
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Springdales School (Pusa Road) and East Point School (Vasundhara Enclave) were among the three winners of the 'Creativity Challenge' organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Adobe India in the National Capital Region (NCR), the company announced on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Technology
Punjab challenges CAT order to set aside DGP's appointment
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) Punjab government on Monday moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the decision of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) that set aside the appointment of Director General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Virat best all format batsman, feels Vaughan
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Virat Kohli is the finest all format batsman, feels former England captain Michael Vaughan.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Markets expecting a rural-focused Union Budget
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Indian investors are expecting the upcoming Union Budget to be focused on boosting rural consumption and demand as wider relief to taxpayers is unlikely given government's restricted fiscal space.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kejriwal fails to file nomination on Monday
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was expected to file the nomination for the February 8 assembly polls on Monday, postponed the paperwork for Tuesday as he failed to reach the office of the sub-divisional magistrate in Jamnagar on time due to delay in his roadshow.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Hubby Nick Jonas gushes over Priyanka Chopra's saree look
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) American pop star Nick Jonas is floored by his better half, Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra's look in saree.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Kohli, Dhoni top chart for most searched cricketers globally
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A recent SEMrush study has tracked the number of times cricketers and cricket teams were searched for globally. Data from the SEMrush research reveals that from December 2015 till December 2019, Virat Kohli was searched each month an average of 1.76 million times. MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Hardik Pandya and Yuvraj Singh were ranked second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth in the study, respectively.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
SpaceX aims to send NASA astronauts to space in Q2 2020: Musk
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) After NASA and SpaceX successfully completed a launch escape demonstration of the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket, Elon Musk said that his aerospace company aims to send NASA astronauts to space between April and June this year.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Odisha CM launches online property tax module
Bhubaneswar, Jan 20 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched an online property tax module that will facilitate payment of tax anytime and anywhere.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
SC accepts govt proposal for new board to take over Unitech
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday accepted Centre's proposal recommending a seven-member Board to take over the management of real estate company Unitech.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cambodia, Philippines, Iceland emerge tourist hotspots
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Nearby foreign destinations such as Dubai, Thailand and Singapore remain popular among Indian tourists flying abroad but far-off places like Canada, US, Australia and Turkey also saw robust growth in 2019, a Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) report has said.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
BJP yet to decide on Delhi seat-sharing with SAD
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Having earmarked two seats for ally Janata Dal-United and one for the Lok Janshakti Party for the February 8 Delhi Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party is still working on the seat(s) to be allotted to long-standing ally Shiromani Akali Dal, BJP sources said.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Centre mooted NPR way back in 2015 through RBI
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) The recent storm of protests across the country against National Population Register (NPR) notwithstanding, the Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre had conceived and taken a decision to implement it way back in 2015, more than a year before demonetisation, official sources reveal.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
CBSE, Adobe India announce winners of 'Creativity Challenge'
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Adobe India on Monday announced the winners of Creativity Challenge, after concluding its final round of judgement in the National Capital Region (NCR).
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Technology
AAP seeks official's ouster after he calls Goa MLA Portuguese
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party in Goa on Monday has demanded the resignation of the South Western Railway manager Ajay Kumar Singh, after he during a verbal duel with Goa BJP MLA Alina Saldanha allegedly suggested that she was of Portuguese descent.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
England thrash SA by an innings and 53 runs in 3rd Test
Port Elizabeth, Jan 20 (IANS) Skipper Joe Root may have failed to deliver with the bat but the 29-year-old starred with the leather to bundle out hosts South Africa for 237 runs and help England register an impressive win by an innings and 53 runs. The victory also helped the visitors take a 2-1 lead in the four-match Test series.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
Inadequate food access linked to premature mortality: Study
Toronto, Jan 20 (IANS) Researchers have found that people with inadequate access to food due to financial constraints are 10 to 37 per cent more likely to die prematurely from any cause other than cancer, compared to food-secure people.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kejriwal misses deadline for filing nomination
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday missed the deadline for filing his nomination because of his massive roadshow and will now file it on Tuesday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Samsung names Roh Tae-moon new smartphone business chief
Seoul, Jan 20 (IANS) Infusing young blood into its smartphone business division amid growing Chinese competition in markets like India, Samsung Electronics on Monday named 52-year-old Roh Tae-moon its new mobile business chief -- taking over from DJ Koh, current president and CEO of the IT and Mobile Communications (IM) business division.
2020-01-20
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Amala Paul to play Parveen Babi in web series produced by Bhatts?
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Unconfirmed reports state southern actress Amala Paul is all set to star as seventies Bollywood star Parveen Babi in a biographical web series to be produced by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt's banner Vishesh Films.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Iran warns of 'final step' on nuclear deal
Tehran, Jan 20 (IANS) Iran on Monday Iran said it could take a "final and more effective" step concerning its nuclear deal if the other parties remain in default of their contractual obligations towards Tehran.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'Out of power, Congress in dumps in Karnataka' (IANS Special)
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) The country's grand old party -- Congress -- has been on the downhill in Karnataka since May 2018 when it lost power after a shock-defeat in the state assembly elections and won only one seat in the May 2019 Lok Sabha polls and 2 seats in the December 5 assembly by-elections, political analysts said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Paul Walker's car collection auctioned for $2.3 million
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Late actor Paul Walker's personal car collection has been sold for over $2.3 million at an auction.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ahead of approaching SC over CAA, Punjab CM meets Sonia
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Ahead of approaching the Supreme Court in the wake of the Punjab Assembly passing a resolution against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday called on Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi here.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
League in India work in progress, creating the ecosystem: NBA
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) The National Basketball Association (NBA) India is "collaborating with all the stakeholders" to make a league in the country a reality at the earliest, Rajesh Sethi, managing director of its India business, said.
2020-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Ajay Devgn thanks Army, Navy and Air Force chiefs for watching 'Tanhaji'
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Actor-producer Ajay Devgn expressed gratitude to the three military chiefs of the nation -- Army, Navy and Air Force -- for watching his latest film "Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior".
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CAA spurs global Kashmiri Pandits to stand up for rights
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The anti-CAA protests have inspired Kashmiri Hindus, who are victims of Islamic extremism, to demand their rights on their homeland in the Kashmir valley. For the first time in 30 years, members of the global Kashmiri Hindu community, known as Kashmiri Pandits, rose as one on January 19, to remind the world of the atrocities they have suffered.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bengal Class 8 student, uncle injured in firing
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) A class 8 student and his uncle sustained bullet injuries when three miscreants fired upon them at Daulatabad in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC rejects plea on Nirbhaya case convict's juvenile status
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition of Nirbhaya case convict Pawan Gupta regarding his alleged juvenile status, pointing out that the plea had already been rejected by subordinate courts.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Android R developer preview spotted running on Google Pixel 4
San Francisco, Jan 20 (IANS) With the next edition of Android operating system (OS) reportedly around the corner, a benchmark test has been spotted on Geekbench which indicates that a Google Pixel 4 smartphone was running the upcoming Android R OS -- the 11th iteration.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
All well with Yogi, but his MLAs remain upset
Lucknow, Jan 20 (IANS) Resentment is brewing against the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, especially among the BJP's own legislators, sources said.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
J&K global investors' summit in April: Lt Governor Murmu
Srinagar/New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu has said that the first-ever Jammu and Kashmir global investors summit will be held in the region in April.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Tripura to take action against illegal rubber growers
Agartala, Jan 20 (IANS) The Tripura government will take action against the hundreds of rubber growers who illegally cultivated natural rubber on more than 21,019 acres of government land, a minister announced in the state assembly on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
140 injured in Lebanon clashes
Beirut, Jan 20 (IANS) At least 140 people were injured during clashes between anti-government protesters and riot police in Lebanon's capital city of Beirut, Secretary General of Lebanese Red Cross Georges Kettaneh announced on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Kejriwal holds roadshow, with wife and children in tow
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Monday held a party roadshow -- with his family and senior party colleagues and supporters in tow -- before filing his nomination papers from the New Delhi constituency for the February 8 Assembly elections.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Independent commission reports Rakhine issue findings to Prez
Nay Pyi Taw, Jan 20 (IANS) The Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE) reported its findings on the Rakhine issue to Myanmar President U Win Myint on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Department of Military Affairs gets two Joint Secretaries
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Appointment Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made several joint secretary level appointments in several departments including the newly created Department of Military Affairs (DMA).
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Nadda, a low-profile leader who rose from the ranks (Profile)
Shimla, Jan 20 (IANS) Jagat Prakash Nadda, 59, who has his roots in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliates, was appointed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national President on Monday, replacing his 'mentor' and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari: I cast actors based on talent, not political opinion
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari says her process of casting has no connection with an actor's personal or political opinion, but it depends on talent and the demand of story.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Opera offering predatory loans via Android apps in India: Report
San Francisco, Jan 20 (IANS) Opera -- a freeware web browser for Microsoft Windows -- is allegedly offering predatory loans through Android apps running four Android apps aimed at India, Kenya and Nigeria (CashBean, OKash, OPay and OPesa) that appear to be in direct violation of Google Play Store policies, forbidding predatory loans and deceptive descriptions.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
One more arrest in Visva-Bharati varsity hostel attack
Bolpur (West Bengal), Jan 20 (IANS) One more person was arrested in connection with the vandalism of the Visva-Bharati University students hostel in West Bengal's Birbhum district, police said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
End of Shah era? Nadda is the new BJP Boss
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The BJP has got a brand new President in the form of J.P. Nadda. As reported earlier, by 2.30 PM, the announcement came, bringing an end to Amit Shah era. Party Working President Jagat Prakash Nadda won unopposed, sparking celebrations outside the BJP headquarters here on Monday. The choice of the announcement date on 'ekadashi', was done keeping the auspiciousness in mind.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
31% Goa IT workers battle hypertension, 40% overweight: Study
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) Nearly 31 per cent of the IT sector workforce in Goa suffers from hypertension whereas more than 40 per cent are either overweight or obese, a cross-sectional study of IT professionals working in the coastal state has revealed.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Two men make 'Earth sandwich', 20,000 km apart
Wellington, Jan 20 (IANS) Two men in New Zealand and Spain have created an "Earth sandwich" by placing slices of bread on precise points, either side of the planet, it was reported on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Delhi court convicts 19 in Bihar shelter home case
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Saket court in Delhi on Monday convicted 19 accused, including high-profile Brajesh Thakur, in connection with the alleged sexual and physical assaults on girl inmates at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kohli, Rohit & Bumrah continue to dominate ODI rankings
Dubai, Jan 20 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli and limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma continue to lead the way in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI rankings as they moved up by two and three ratings points respectively to strengthen their grip on the top two positions in the batting list.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Salman, SRK, Katrina, Priyanka among celebs at Mumbai Police gala
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) The Bollywood A-list turned out at the Umang, the annual Mumbai Police show on Sunday evening, as every year. B-Town stars attend the entertainment night every year as a mark of appreciation for and respect to the police force, for their service to the city.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Budget 2020 may push back fiscal deficit MTFP target
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The fiscal deficit for FY20 and its roadmap for FY21 could be heading towards a recalibration with the February Budget slated to hint at the targeted 3 per cent fiscal deficit for the next financial year be pushed to 2022-23, people associated with the developments said.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kohli, Rohit & Bumrah continues to dominate ODI rankings
Dubai, Jan 20 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli and limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma continue to lead the way in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI rankings as they moved up by two and three ratings points respectively to strengthen their grip on the top two positions in the batting list.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Salman, Shah Rukh, Katrina and Priyanka glitters at 'Umang 2020'
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) The Bollywood A-list turned out at the Umang, the annual Mumbai Police show on Sunday evening, as every year. B-Town stars attend the entertainment night every year as a mark of appreciation for and respect to the police force, for their service to the city.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Philippines maintain alert level for Taal volcano
Manila, Jan 20 (IANS) Philippine authorities on Monday maintained the alert level for the Taal volcano, which entered its second week of eruption amid risks of a lava explosion, though smoke and ash emissions have diminished.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Deverakonda's new film starts rolling, KJo turns presenter
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Actor Vijay Deverakonda's new yet-untitled Telugu film with director Puri Jagannadh went on the floors here on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Broken hot water pipe kills 5 in Russian hotel
Moscow, Jan 20 (IANS) Five people were killed and three others hospitalized on Monday after a broken hot water pipe flooded a small hotel in the Russian city of Perm near the Ural Mountains, the regional investigative committee said.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi court convicts 19 in Bihar shelter home case
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Saket court in Delhi on Monday convicted 19 accused, including high-profile Brajesh Thakur, in connection with the alleged sexual and physical assaults on girl inmates at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Union ministers continue public outreach program in J&K
Srinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) Union ministers continued with their public outreach programme in Jammu and Kashmir for the third day on Monday. Union ministers R.K. Singh visited Doda, Debsiri Chowdhary visited Jammu, Pratab Sarangi went to Kathua, V.K. Singh to Kathua and Arjun Munda visited Reasi.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
IOA chief Batra requests world body to remove ban over archery association
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) With the Archery Association of India (AAI) conducting elections on January 20 and electing new office-bearers, Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra has written to the World Archery President Ugur Erdener and requested him to lift the ban on AAI so that the association can start preparing for the Tokyo Olympics.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Bizman CC Thampi's ED remand to end on Tuesday
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) NRI businessman C.C. Thampi will be produced before Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court on Tuesday as his Enforcement Directorate (ED) remand ends tomorrow.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BSP losing its leaders to Samajwadi Party in UP
Lucknow, Jan 20 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party is rapidly losing its leaders to its one-time ally, the Samajwadi Party. Former BSP minister Ram Prasad Chaudhary, former MP Arvind Chaudhary, former MLAs Doodh Ram, Rajendra Chaudhary and Nandu Chaudhary were among those who joined the Samajwadi Party on Monday, along with a number of zila panchayat members.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Airtel has liquidity, Vodafone to face challenge on AGR: Report
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The dismissal of the review petition by the Supreme Court of Airtel and Vodafone poses a stiff challenge to Vodafone Idea's survival while Airtel has prepared itself with funds to meet the payments on time, ICICI Securities Limited said.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Collaboration key to realise India's 'Smart City' dream
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) In order to fast create better smart cities in India, joint research between universities assumes significance as it makes it more relevant to people owing to its immediate applicability, a senior government official said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Sunderkand recitation on Bapu's death anniv in Bhopal
Bhopal, Jan 20 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has decided to hold a Sunderkand path, the recitation of the fifth chapter of the Hindu epic Ramcharit Manas penned by Goswami Tulsidas, on the occasion of the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
US state on high alert ahead of pro-gun rally
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) The US state of Virginia was on high alert as thousands of people were expected to descend on the city of Richmond on Monday for a pro-gun rally that authorities fear could turn violent.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Security tightened in Kashmir ahead of R-Day
Srinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) Ahead of the Republic Day celebrations, security has been beefed up across Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Chinese theme park forces pig to bungee jump
Beijing, Jan 20 (IANS) A Chinese theme park has triggered a wave of outrage on social media after it forced a pig to bungee jump off a 68-metre high tower, it was reported on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, China,Politics
Should have done better: Assam weightlifter Gulap Gogoi
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) Assam's weightlifter Gulap Gogoi broke the junior nationals record (clean and jerk score record and total score record) in the 81kg category (U-21) at the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) in Guwahati on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos drives e-rickshaw; video goes viral
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on Monday posted a video on his official twitter handle in which he drove an e-rickshaw with Amazon's delivery partners.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Loss of 80-acre land for public in central vista development: Architects body to DDA
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The northern chapter of the Indian Institute of Architects has objected to the modifications proposed by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to zonal development plan of central vista on the grounds that there is a loss of at least 80 acres (32 hectares) of land earmarked for general public.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Latif pulls up Smith for 'inability to accelerate'
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) While pundits have spoken highly about Steve Smith's ninth ODI century in the third ODI against India in Bengaluru on Sunday, former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif has called it a failure on part of the former Australia skipper to accelerate and give the visitors a top gear finish in the death overs.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Kerala CS explains govt's position on CAA to Governor
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) A day after Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan sought an explanation from the Chief Secretary on why the Governor was not informed about the state government's plan to move the Supreme Court on the new citizenship law, the latter came in person on Monday and explained the government's position to him.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Kerala,National
Aus storms wreak damage, bushfires far from over
Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) Storms have brought heavy rain to the fire-hit regions of eastern Australia, but authorities on Monday warned that the nation's bushfire crisis was still "far from over".
2020-01-20
Category: International, Australia,Politics
FM kicks off 2020 Budget countdown with 'Halwa' ceremony
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday kicked off the countdown to the Union Budget on February 1 by joining the 'Halwa' ceremony and with this the the Budget paper printing starts under utmost secrecy.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Balance your sleep
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANSlife) A good refreshing sleep is very important for all of us as it helps solidify and consolidate memories, restores and rejuvenates the various body functions, helps to grow muscle, repair tissue, and synthesize hormones. Dr Vivek Nangia, Director and Head, Pulmonology, Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi brings to the light the necessity of a balanced sleep routine.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
SC to give verdict on plea of juvenility of Nirbhaya convict
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday observed that the issue of the juvenility of Nirbhaya case convict, Pawan Gupta, has already been decided by courts, and queried his counsel, "How many times we will hear the same things, you have raised it already many times."
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
71% parents believe video games good for teens
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) Seventy-one per cent of parents believe that video games may have a positive impact on their kids, while 44 per cent try to restrict video game content, says a net study.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
PM advices best time to study during Pariksha Pe Charcha
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the students should make a balance between nature and life. While responding to questions asked by students during 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' programme at Talkatora Stadium here, he said that one should find balance between nature and life and study as per his own biological clock.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Vikram Bhatt: Our privacy is in danger
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, who is coming up with a horror drama "Hacked", feels people's privacy is in danger in the age of social media.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China to ban single-use plastics
Beijing, Jan 20 (IANS) China, one of the world's biggest users of plastic, has unveiled a major plan to reduce single-use plastics across the country, a media report said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, China,Politics
Amitabh Bachchan unveils first look poster of 'Jhund'
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday treated his fans by sharing the first official poster of his upcoming film "Jhund".
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jio witnesses 22 mn heavy voice subscribers churn in Q3
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Reliance Jio witnessed churn of 22 mn heavy voice subscribers and its ARPUs have not improved despite tariff hikes as most of the subscribers are on the 84-day plan, analyst firm SBI Caps Securities has said, adding that net subscriber adds were muted due to churn of heavy voice users.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punit Sood to head Scottish bank's India arm
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) Financial expert Punit Sood will head the Royal Bank of Scotland's (RBS) technology and operations hub in India's tech city to build its strategic capabilities for achieving the bank's goals, worldwide, said an official on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Handling easier problems first gives confidence: PM
New Delhi, 20 Jan (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised the student community to approach exams with self-confidence rather than with stress. He was responding to queries from the student community at the Pariksha Pe Charcha event at the Talkatora Stadium here on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Vocalist Pandit Jasraj to turn 90
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANSlife) Recipient of Indias second-highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj is a force to reckon with in the countrys music space. The artiste extradonaire even has a minor planet named after him in 2019. As the doyen stands on the cusp of turning 90 next week, he speaks of the student in him, which is the constant might that keeps him hungry to learn.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Catch these exhibits while you can
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANSlife) After all that waiting its finally art season. We discover a few must visit exhibits which promise to get you in the mood and give you a taste of both the domestic art scene and international creations.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Our desire to be unique inspires to create: Abdulla Ajmal
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANSlife) Ajmal has been crafting perfumes for nearly seven decades, ever since its founder Haji Ajmal Ali, created the brand in 1951. As a trader of Oudh and Oudh oil, Haji Ajmal Ali opened his first store in Mumbai in the 1960s. Today it has over 300 products in its portfolio at present, Ajmal Perfumes is present in 34 cities and across over 50 countries.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
MOUNT ABU - Rajasthan's only hill station
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANSlife) Though winter is still sending shivers to most, this is the perfect time to write about Mount Abu - Rajasthans only hill station. At this time of the year, the crisply cold weather is perfect for invigorating walks on gentle slopes - without being disturbed by traffic. Mount Abu located 1,220 metres (4000 ft above sea level) in the Aravalli Hills, can be reached by travelling 165 km westwards by road from Udaipur.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Prepare kids today for a greener tomorrow
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANSlife) The recent speech by Greta Thunberg at the UN Climate Committee had the top leaders and organizations stand up and take notice. A 16-year old environmental activist, Greta truly believes that no one is too small to make a change.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Healthy recipes for your skin
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANSlife) Skin as an organ is always alive and charged. Skin can be healthy or ill. It can be nourished by exercise and can be ill due to abuse or negative thinking.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Little Caesars Pizza forays into India
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANSlife) The global pizza brand Little Caesars Pizza is entering India with its first two restaurants in India in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on January 29.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
The Spring Food Festival 2020 is here!
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANSlife) The 37th edition of the yearly fundraiser 'Spring Food Festival will be held on February 2 at Lajpat Bhawan, New Delhi.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
ISI agent held from Chandauli in UP
Lucknow, Jan 20 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh ATS have arrested an ISI agent from Chandauli district in a joint operation with military intelligence. The accused Mohd Rashid was passing information to his handlers in Pakistan since March 2019.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Terrorism
ED arrests Robert Vadra's close aide in foreign assets case
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) In more troubles for Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, who is being probed for laundering money in overseas' assets case by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the central probe agency has arrested NRI businessman C.C. Thampi, officials said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jio joins companies to disclose climate risk: CDP report
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Investors are demanding better disclosure of climate change risk from Indian companies which have spurred better disclosure from India Inc.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India to see 1.5 lakh openings for data scientists in 2020
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) India is set to witness 1.5 lakh new openings for data scientists this year -- a whopping 62 per cent increase from 2019 which would led by the BFSI (banking, financial services and insurance), manufacturing, healthcare, IT and e-commerce, a new report said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Dwayne Johnson shares cause of father's sudden death
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's father, wrestling pioneer Rocky Johnson, died "quick" of a "massive heart attack".
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Huawei, TomTom ink deal for Google Maps alternative
Beijing, Jan 20 (IANS) Sending a messege to the US that it can do without Google Maps, Chinese telecom and handset giant Huawei has now struck a partnership with Dutch location technology provider TomTom, which will allow it to use the companys maps, traffic information and navigation software to develop its own mobile apps.
2020-01-20
Category: International, China,Technology
Women clean Rajkot wicket manually; fans slam Ganguly, BCCI
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) It hadn't been a month since the BCCI and its newly-elected president Sourav Ganguly had to face criticism after the T20 international between India and Sri Lanka in Guwahati was called off without a ball being bowled as the ground staff failed to get the ground ready on time after a brief shower.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
After Kerala, Punjab, R'sthan to bring resolution against CAA
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) The ruling Congress government and the opposition BJP are busy strategising for the forthcoming budget session of the Rajasthan assembly which starts from January 24 as the CAA shall be the focal point of discussion in the House. While the Congress plans to bring a resolution against the CAA in the assembly, the BJP is also working on its strategy to protest against the resolution.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
3 terrorists killed in encounter in Shopian, J&K
Srinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) Three terrorists of the proscribed terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen were gunned down by security forces in an encounter in Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday, the Army said.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
7 killed in Indonesia bridge collapse
Jakarta, Jan 20 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and three reported missing after a flash flood made a crowded hanging bridge over a river in Indonesia collapse, officials said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nadda now certain to be BJP president: Swamy
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) BJP Rajya Sabha member of Parliament Subramanian Swamy on Monday said that Jagat Prakash Nadda is now certain to be the president of the party after it trended on Twitter following the announcement by the party.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Brother linked to suicide, Goa Minister must resign: Congress
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Monday demanded the resignation of Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho, after the latter's brother Wilson, was booked for alleged abetment in the suicide of former sarpanch Prakash Naik last week.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Amazon India to ply 10,000 electric delivery vehicles by 2025
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) E-commerce giant Amazon India will deploy 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) in its delivery fleet by 2025, the company said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Don't allow tech to take control of lives: PM to students
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that students should look at technology as a friend even as he cautioned them against allowing technology to take control of their lives. The Prime Minister was addressing a select audience of students, teachers and parents at the 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' event, on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
B'desh sentences 10 to death over 2001 rally blast
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) A Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced 10 members of the banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (Huji) to death over the 2001 blasts at a political rally here.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Charlize Theron's kids consider Oscar nomination 'waste of time'
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron's children are not hopeful when it comes to her chances of victory at the 2020 Oscars.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
3 terrorists killed in encounter in Shopian, J&K
Srinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) Three terrorists were gunned down by security forces in an encounter in Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Sachin wishes Team India on contrasting series win
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) After the Men in Blue outclassed Australia 2-1 in the ODI rubber, cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar lauded the efforts of skipper Virat Kohli, opener Rohit Sharma and pacer Mohammad Shami.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Had no choice but leave royal family: Prince Harry (Ld)
London, Jan 20 (IANS) The UK's Prince Harry said that he and his wife Meghan Markle had no choice but to stand down from their royal family duties, while insisting that the couple was not "not walking away" but felt "great sadness" over the new arrangement.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Hardik to start training under Dravid's team at NCA from Tuesday
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is set to head to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and start his rehabilitation under the watchful eyes of NCA head Rahul Dravid and his team of trainers from Tuesday. Pandya was asked by the Indian team management to complete his rehab at the NCA when he went to train with the boys ahead of the opening ODI against Australia at the Wankhede Stadium.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Modi cites Kumble, Dravid, Laxman as icons of motivation
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gave the example of spin-legend Anil Kumble bowling with injury during a match against West Indies and Rahul Dravid and V.V.S. Laxman partnership of 376 runs in a test match against Australia as the "power of motivation and positive thinking".
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Crashed Ukrainian jet's black box still in Iran
Tehran, Jan 20 (IANS) The black box of a Ukrainian passenger plane that was mistakenly downed near Tehran is still in Iran and no decision has been made to send it abroad, a civil aviation official said.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Asim to Sidharth in 'Bigg Boss 13': 'Aankhein noch dunga'
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" contestants Asim Riaz and Siddharth Shukla have managed to grab eyeballs once again with the promo clip of a testosterone filled fight in the upcoming episode of the reality show.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
7 dead in a major road accident in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Seven people lost their lives while one sustained critical injuries on Sunday night when a Fortuner they were travelling in was hit by a vehicle in Nyama village near a private hotel on Fatehpur-Sujangarh National Highway 58, in Churu district.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
This blood test may predict onset of tuberculosis
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed a blood test could predict the onset of tuberculosis three to six months before people become unwell, a finding which could help better target antibiotics and save countless lives.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Airtel, Google to boost productivity, digital transformation in India
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Bharti Airtel and Google Cloud on Monday collaborated to boost productivity and digital transformation in India and cater to the evolving needs of millions of Indian businesses in a rapidly digitising economy.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
SC declines immediate stay on Electoral Bonds Scheme
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a plea seeking immediate stay on Electoral Bond Scheme. A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant asked the Election Commission to file a response within two weeks.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
3 capitals Bill tabled in Andhra Assembly (LD)
Amaravati, Jan 20 (IANS) Sealing the fate of Amaravati as the Andhra Pradesh capital, a Bill was tabled in the Assembly on Monday to develop Visakhapatnam and Kurnool as the two other state capitals.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
VP posts photo of TN CM working in field
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has posted an image of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami in an agricultural field with a sickle in his hand, and praised him for not "forgetting his roots".
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Suspected ISI agent arrested in Varanasi
Lucknow, Jan 20 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) have arrested an ISI agent for Varanasi. The accused had taken photos of army installations and was sending them to Pakistan.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Terrorism
Pak team in Beijing for FATF Working Group meeting
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) A Pakistani delegation has arrived in Beijing for highly important three-day face-to-face talks with the global money laundering watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Working Group, slated to begin on Tuesday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Hacker leaks passwords for 5 lakh Internet-connected devices
San Francisco, Jan 20 (IANS) A hacker has leaked usernames and passwords of over five lakh servers, routers and Internet of Things (IoT) devices on the Dark Web which can be used to install malware on Internet-connected devices at home or at work.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
HK police send out detectives for patrolling
Hong Kong, Jan 20 (IANS) Plain-clothes detectives have joined officers on patrol in response to a crime surge in Hong Kong, as offenders cash in on the diversion of police resources for the citys anti-government protests, a media report said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Indian-American Prof calls for action against CAA
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) An Indian-American Professor has called fro actions against India's Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying it was not just about the Muslims but effected anyone who is attached to the country, the media reported.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma - Team India's chase masters
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) It was once again up to the big guns of Indian cricket -- Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma -- who took the mantle in their own hands and guided the team to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Australia in the third and final ODI played at the M. Chinnaswamy on Sunday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Noida girl fights for Rs 1.5 lakh stolen sans OTP or PIN
Noida, Jan 20 (IANS) Noida-based Neha Chandra had a shock of her life when, on a New Year vacation to Paris, got her wallet stolen in the Metro and within 15-20 minutes, hackers stole over Rs 1.5 lakh from her debit and credit cards without any OTP or PIN.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Early menopause increases health problems after 60: Study
Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) Women who experience premature menopause are almost three times more likely to develop multiple, chronic medical problems in their 60s, says a new study.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Seven still missing after Nepal avalanche
Kathmandu, Jan 20 (IANS) Four South Koreans and three Nepali guides were still missing following an avalanche near the Annapurna mountain range, with heavy snowfall in the region hampering search operations, it was reported on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kejriwal to file nomination today
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will file his nomination on Monday from the New Delhi constituency.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bengaluru ODI: Betting racket busted in Delhi, 11 held
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Delhi Police Crime Branch has busted a betting racket and arrested 11 people from the spot who had placed bets on the third and final ODI between India and Australia played at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Sports
ED arrests Robert Vadra's close aide in foreign assets case
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) In more troubles for Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, who is being probed for laundering money in overseas' assets case by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the central probe agency has arrested an NRI businessman C.C. Thampi, officials said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will focus on higher education next term: Sisodia
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said while his first term was utilised in improving the government schools here, the next term, if re-elected, will be all about focusing on the higher education in the national capital.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Aus offers support for bushfire-affected businesses
Canberra, Jan 20 (IANS) The Australian government on Monday announced a support package for small businesses affected by the raging bushfires.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Australia,Politics
India hammered Australia in 'battle of pride', says Akhtar
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar believes the three-match ODI series between India and Australia was a "battle of pride" in which Virat Kohli and men "hammered and bullied" the visitors.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Hockey India donates $25,000 to Red Cross bushfire appeal
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) has donated $25,000 to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal while also providing Hockey Australia with two playing shirts signed by the Indian men's and women's hockey teams to auction with all proceeds going to the cause. Following the HI gesture, Hockey Australia Board -- President Melanie Woosnam has expressed her thanks and gratitude to Hockey India Chief Mushtaque Ahmad.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Kejriwal to file nomination today
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will file his nomination on Monday from the New Delhi constituency.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Lahiri's 'Yaar Bina Chain' to feature in 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan'
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) The makers of "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan" have decided to add a remix version of Bappi Lahiri's "Yaar Bina Chain" in the movie, with lead pair Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar grooving to the music.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Protests rock Amaravati ahead of AP Assembly session
Amaravati, Jan 20 (IANS) Several opposition leaders were either detained or placed under house arrest in Andhra Pradesh as protests rocked Amaravati and surrounding districts on Monday, ahead of a crucial Assembly session where the state government is likely to announce its final decision on three capitals proposal.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Delhi fire at Transport office brought under control
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The fire that broke out at an office of Delhi Transport Department at Civil Lines on Monday morning has been brought under control, the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) said.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sensex slips 120 points in early trade
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) The benchmark Sensex declined 120 points during the early trade on Monday owing to the selling in heavyweights.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
B'desh to introduce e-passports this week
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) Bangladesh is set to begin the distribution of e-passports on Wednesday, it was reported.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Hotel rebranding is not just logo change but lot more
Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) The uptrend in the automobile segment is expected to happen in the second half of this year as per the industry officials and that augurs well for the hospitality industry, said a top official of Welcomhotel GST Road, Chennai.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Space rock twice the size of Big Ben to skim past Earth
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) NASA is closely monitoring an asteroid with an estimated diameter of about 755 feet -- larger than the Golden Gate Bridge tower or more than twice the height of London's Big Ben -- that is currently heading towards Earth and is expected to skim past the planet on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Technology
Ex-Haryana Congress chief Shamsher Singh Surjewala passes away
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Shamsher Singh Surjewala, the former Haryana Congress chief, passed away on Monday following a brief illness, party leaders said.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Apple empowering students in Burhanpur pen success on iPads
Burhanpur (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 20 (IANS) Frequented by historians and art lovers seeking solace in its rich past, another transformation, albeit quietly, is taking place in the city of Burhanpur and this time, Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is empowering talented kids at the Macro Vision Academy (MVA) to find their place in the fast-changing world.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Technology
Raveena Tandon to produce web series on personality disorder
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon will be writing and producing a web series on multiple personality disorder.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala cabinet decides not to go ahead with NPR, NRC
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) Keeping its date with taking a strong position against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Kerala cabinet which had a special meeting on Monday, decided to inform the Census Commissioner that the state will not implement the National Population Register (NPR) when census operations get rolling.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Kerala,National
Cold wave in Himachal, more snow in store
Shimla, Jan 20 (IANS) The cold wave gripped most parts of Himachal Pradesh on Monday, with the weather office predicting more snow across the state.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Australia's platypus 'on brink of extinction'
Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) The platypus, an iconic Australian mammal with a duck bill and a beaver-like tail, is on the brink of extinction because of climate change and the loss of its habitat due to human development, according to a study published on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Libya peace summit agrees to ceasefire, respect for arms embargo (Ld)
Berlin, Jan 20 (IANS) The international allies of the Libyan government backed by the UN and the country's rebel forces have agreed to implement the ceasefire launched a week ago and the world body-decreed embargo on weapons imports.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Cold and foggy Monday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The national capital on Monday witnessed dense fog with the visibility recorded at 200 metres and the weather office predicting to be a cold day ahead.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Female Maoist killed in Chhattisgarh gunbattle
Raipur, Jan 20 (IANS) A female Maoist was killed in a gunbattle with a joint team of police and the CRPF in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur forested area, officials said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's death bowling was exceptional, says Finch
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) Australia captain Aaron Finch has heaped praise on India's death bowling, saying it was one of the reasons why the hosts ended the winning side in the just concluded three-match ODI series.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Dense fog hampers traffic in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) Dense fog on Monday engulfed most of parts of Punjab and Haryana, affecting rail and road traffic, as minimum temperatures remained below normal in many areas.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,National
KL as stumper adds balance; will persist with him, says Kohli
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) Team India captain Virat Kohli has said that using K.L. Rahul as a wicketkeeper-batsman adds to the balance of the team, thus hinting that the Karnataka batsman may be used in the same role in the five-match T20I series in New Zealand.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Petrol, diesel prices cut further on Monday
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Fuel prices were further cut on fifth consecutive day across all major cities on Monday. The price of petrol was cut by 10-12 paise and that of diesel by 19-20 paise on Monday bringing relief to the consumers.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Amy Schumer wants a daughter next
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress Amy Schumer, who has recently opened up about her IVF journey as she wants to have another baby, says she would love to have a daughter next and has urged anyone who has the "resources" to have a baby to do just that.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Failure to unite lost child in Magh Mela exposes faulty system
Prayagraj, Jan 20 (IANS) Even though innumerable "Bhule Bhatke Shivirs" (lost and found camps) have been set up at the ongoing Magh Mela in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj, the authorities have been unable to unite a five-year-old boy with his parents.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
China confirms 3rd viral pneumonia death
Beijing, Jan 20 (IANS) Chinese authorities on Monday confirmed the third death due to a new viral pneumonia outbreak similar to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which over the weekend saw 136 new cases, including two in Beijing and one in Shenzhen.
2020-01-20
Category: International, China,Politics
Fire breaks out at Delhi Transport Department office
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A major fire broke out at an office of Delhi Transport Department at Civil Lines on Monday morning.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Migrant caravan delays entry into Mexico
Mexico City, Jan 20 (IANS) Members of a migrant caravan from Honduras which was expected to enter Mexico from Guatemala, have announced a delay in their border crossing until Monday as they anticipated additional migrants, bringing the total number to between 5,000 and 8,000.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
Paris Hilton is planning to launch her own production banner
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton is planning to set up her own production company.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
How a housewife began anti-CAA protests in Lucknow
Lucknow, Jan 20 (IANS) It was a 35-year-old housewife who triggered off the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests at the Clock Tower in Lucknow.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Fog delays 14 Delhi-bound trains by 1-5 hrs
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) At least 14 Delhi-bound trains were delayed by one to five hours due to fog in several parts of northern India, officials said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
J&K DG Jails enquires about Kashmir prisoners in UP
Lucknow, Jan 20 (IANS) Director General of Prisons of Jammu and Kashmir, V.K. Singh, on Sunday visited Uttar Pradesh and interacted with 17 detenues from the union territory who are lodged in the Lucknow district jail.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Windies outclass Ireland to tie T20I series
Basseterre (St Kitts), Jan 20 (IANS) West Indies came out with a brilliant all-round performance as they thrashed Ireland by nine wickets in the third and final T20I at Warner Park on the island of St. Kitts, thus leaving the T20I series tied 1-1.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Saint Kitts And Nevis,Sports,Cricket
Marcus Rashford out until February with back injury
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Manchester United's top scorer Marcus Rashford would probably not be fit until February after injuring his back last week, Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Williams, Osaka start Australian Open campaign in style
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Looking for a record 24th Grand Slam singles title, Serena Williams began her campaign at the Australian Open on an emphatic note as she registered a straight-sets victory over Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova in the first round of the competition on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
UP woman gangraped by husband's friends
Bareilly, Jan 20 (IANS) Four men have been booked for allegedly raping their friend's wife in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly city.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FIR against 'unidentified' for controversial hoarding in UP
Varanasi, Jan 20 (IANS) An FIR has been lodged against unidentified persons for a controversial hoarding near the Varanasi railway station.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shvipal 'disillusioned' with Mulayam Singh, will move ahead
Lucknow, Jan 20 (IANS) Shivpal Singh Yadav, the estranged uncle of Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav, and president of the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia (PSPL), seems finally 'disillusioned' with his mentor and elder brother Mulayam Singh Yadav.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Meghan Trainor has overcome anxiety
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Singer Meghan Trainor has "crushed" her anxiety and feels that she is finally in a place where she will never experience those negative feelings again.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
6.6-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia, no tsunami warning
Jakarta, Jan 20 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia's North Sulawesi province, authorities said on Monday, adding that no tsunami warning was issued.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
70 hurt in clashes between Lebanese protesters, police
Beirut, Jan 20 (IANS) At least 70 people were injured during clashes between anti-government protesters and riot police in Lebanon's capital city of Beirut.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Anti-govt protests escalate in Iraq
Baghdad, Jan 20 (IANS) Hundreds of angry Iraqi youths intensified their anti-government protests due to the slow pace of comprehensive reform in the political process demanded by the demonstrators.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
2 police officers killed in Hawaii shooting
Honolulu, Jan 20 (IANS) Two police officers were killed in an apparent shooting incident in Honolulu, Hawaii, according to authorities.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pak urges US to get it off FATF grey list
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Pakistan has urged the US to get it off the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which monitors global money laundering and terror financing, it was reported.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
With 'ekadashi' setting in, Nadda to replace Shah by afternoon
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Just ahead of Delhi election and as the "ekadashi" sets in, the "world's largest political party" - BJP will have a new President on Monday by 2.30 p.m., bringing an end of Amit Shah era.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Prince Harry says he had no option but to snap royal ties
London, Jan 20 (IANS) UK's Prince Harry has said that he had "no other option" but to "step back" from his life as a member of the British royal family.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Libya summit participants agree to respect arms embargo
Berlin, Jan 20 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that all participants in the Libya Conference in Berlin have agreed to respect the arms embargo in the war-torn north African country.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Halsey thanks fans for 'accepting' her vulnerabilities
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) American singer Halsey has thanked her fans for being so "accepting" of her vulnerabilities.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pompeo meets Sisi in Berlin over Libya's settlement
Cairo, Jan 20 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in German capital Berlin over Libya's settlement, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Netanyahu calls Israel 'energy power'
Jerusalem, Jan 20 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that the export of natural gas to Egypt started on January 15 has "turned Israel into an energy power".
2020-01-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Nicole Kidman contemplated retirement when she got pregnant
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Hollywood star Nicole Kidman has said she was considering giving up her work as an actress to be a full-time mom when she got pregnant.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Malaysia on track to commercially roll out 5G: Mahathir
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 20 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said that the southeast Asian country was on track to roll out 5G service commercially by the third quarter of 2020.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Malaysia,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Technology
UK, France reiterate commitment to uphold Iran nuclear deal
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Britain and France have reaffirmed their commitment to the Iran nuclear deal while acknowledging the need to define a long-term framework to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, said a Downing Street spokesperson.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
India tests submarine-launched ballistic missile
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The test fire of 3,500-kilometre range ballistic missile known as K-4 from a nuclear capable submarine was successful, sources in Defence Research and Development Organsiation (DRDO) said on Sunday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Bihar CM vows more human chains, oppn cries foul (Roundup)
Patna, Jan 20 (IANS) The human chain event, organised by the Bihar government to promote the Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali campaign and creating awareness about the prohibition, and social evils, like child marriage and dowry on Sunday, has invited sharp criticism from the opposition.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Commuter alleges threatened by Shaheen Bagh protesters
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A commuter on Sunday filed a case against the anti-CAA protesters at Shaheeen Bagh, saying he had been threatened by them when he asked them to let him pass and sought a removal of the "blockade", police said.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: Anti-CAA, NRC protest by EB fans during derby
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Few East Bengal supporters on Sunday protested against the Citizen Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens during their Kolkata I-League derby at the Salt Lake Stadium against Mohun Bagan here.
2020-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
U19 World Cup: India start with 90-run win over SL
Bloemfontein (South Africa), Jan 19 (IANS) India kicked off their Under 19 World Cup 2020 campaign on a winning note as they beat Sri Lanka Under 19 by 90 runs at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Ahead of CM's meet, indefinite Shirdi shutdown called off
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Jan 19 (IANS) Ahead of a meeting convened by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday, residents of Shirdi town, famous for its grand Saibaba Temple, called off their indefinite shutdown late on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Eng vs SA 3rd Test: Root takes England closer to series win
Port Elizabeth (South Africa), Jan 19 (IANS) England captain Joe Root had a star turn with the ball as he took his side closer to a series win on the fourth day of their third Test against South Africa at St. George's Park in Port Elizabeth.
2020-01-19
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
Cong raises objection to Kerala Governor's statements
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Congress has criticised Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan and objected to his statements against the state's stand on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shoulder injury puts Dhawan in doubt for NZ tour
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Senior opener Shikhar Dhawan could be doubtful for India's upcoming tour of New Zealand after he injured his shoulder early into their third ODI against Australia on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
ISL: Late Kerala shocker hands Jamshedpur welcome win
Jamshedpur, Jan 19 (IANS) Jamshedpur ended their winless run with a dramatic 3-2 win against Kerala Blasters at the JRD Sports Complex here on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football
Just kept losing one wicket too many: Finch
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Australia captain Aaron Finch said on Sunday that their series against India was a good learning curve for the side. Australia lost the final ODI by seven wickets and thus conceded a 2-1 defeat in the series.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
2-minute silence for Kashmiri Pandits at Shaheen Bagh
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) To show solidarity with Kashmiri Pandits on the day, organised to mark their exodus from the Valley, anti-CAA activists, on protest for over a month, observed two-minute silence at Shaheen Bagh here on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CPI-M to launch door-to-door campaign against CAA
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) The CPI-M will soon start a door-to-door campaign across the country against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019, party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Kerala,National
This is one of the more satisfying series wins: Kohli
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Indian captain Virat Kohli on Sunday termed their ODI series win against Australia as one of their most satisfying ones considering the fact that the visitors had beat them the last time they had toured the country.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Don't want law that look at businesses with suspicion: FM
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the government is moving towards a direction where the law does not look at business enterprises with suspicion.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Politics
Virat and I knew we had to get a big partnership: Rohit
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Indian ODI vice-captain Rohit Sharma was Man of the Match after their third ODI against Australia at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. Rohit scored 119 off 128 balls as India beat Australia by seven wickets to win the series 2-1.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Youngsters will gain lot from exposure in this series: Shastri
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) India head coach Ravi Shastri on Sunday hailed his team's efforts in the third ODI against Australia at the Chinnaswamy stadium here after India won the match by seven wickets and thus clinched the three-match series 2-1, coming back from a 10-wicket hiding they received in the first ODI in Mumbai earlier this week.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Kerala Governor seeks report from govt over CAA suit
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) The rift between the Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government and Governor Arif Mohammed Khan widened on Sunday with Khan reportedly seeking an explanation from the Chief Secretary on why the Governor was not informed about the state government's plan to move the Supreme Court over the controversial new citizenship law.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Chopra holds special 'Shikara' screening for Kashmiri Pandits
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) To mark the 30th anniversary of the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley, filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra held a special screening of his upcoming movie "Shikara: The Untold Story Of Kashmiri Pandits" for Kashmiri Pandits on Sunday here.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Steady Zimbabwe reach 189/2 against SL after Day 1
Harare, Jan 19 (IANS) Prince Masvaure, debutant Kevin Kasuza and Craig Ervine scored half centuries as Zimbabwe reached 189/2 at stumps on Day 1 of the first Test against Sri Lanka here on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Will Seelampur see split of minority votes in 2020?
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Seelampur Assembly constituency in east Delhi is closely linked to the Emergency (1975-77) as it was established to relocate people, mainly Muslims displaced after demolition of their homes in the north and central Delhi then.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cong links suicides to joblessness, flays govt
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Criticising the Narendra Modi government over low economic growth, the Congress here on Sunday quoted the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data to claim that 26,085 deaths in 2018 were attributed to unemployment or related issues.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
CM's Davos trip delays Karnataka cabinet expansion again
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) The much-awaited expansion of the BJP government in Karnataka got delayed again, as Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa has left for Switzerland to participate in the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, a party official said on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Bengaluru ODI: Rohit ton, Kohli 89 lead India to 7-wicket win
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) A century from Rohit Sharma and a masterful 89 from captain Virat Kohli took them to a 7-wicket win over Australia in the third and final ODI between the two sides that was played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Climate change-induced risks biggest threat: WEF
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) For the first time in the 15 years of the Global Risks Report, the climate change and environment risk has occupied all the top five slots.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Indian woman contracts mysterious virus
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A 45-year-old Indian woman has become the first foreigner in China to have contracted a mysterious virus, which is suspected to be Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-like corona virus.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora
Pro-CAA rally turns violent in MP town, BJP furious
Rajgarh (MP), Jan 19 (IANS) A pro-CAA rally in Biaora town near here turned violent on Sunday. Videos showing the district collector Nidhi Nivedita slapping an unruly protester and deputy collector Priya Verma indulging in a street fight went viral on Sunday. There were furious reactions from BJP leaders.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Assam,National
Rs 8,802 cr tribal development project submitted: Tripura CM
Agartala, Jan 19 (IANS) The BJP-led Tripura government has submitted, to the Union Home Ministry, a Rs 8,802 crore project for the social, economic, cultural, linguistic and other development of indigenous tribals, who comprise a third of the state's four million population, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Want to create inclusive platform for sports innovation: CM
Bhubaneswar, Jan 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday highlighted the need of inclusive platform that not only celebrates sports innovation and entrepreneurship but also involves sportspersons, sports startups, high performance centres and students in a significant way.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Vidhu Vinod: Made 'Shikara' for my mother
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra says his mother is the reason he decided to make "Shikara: The Untold Story Of Kashmiri Pandits".
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Khelo India: Maharashtra increase tally to 60 golds
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) Assam's Shivangi Sarma added a fourth freestyle swimming gold medal to her collection at the Khelo India Youth Games 2020, winning the girls under-21 crown with much to spare but Maharashtra's all-round power across disciplines was just as impressive as nature's sound and light show that lit up the Assam capital on Sunday evening.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
WhatsApp faces outage in India, Twitter abuzz
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) WhatsApp users in several parts of the world, including in India, on Sunday took to Twitter to report several issues with the mobile messaging platform.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Bengaluru ODI: Rohit matches Kohli's ton tally vs Aus
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) India vice-captain Rohit Sharma brought up his eighth century against Australia in dominating fashion as he matched skipper Virat Kohli who also has the same number of hundreds against the same opposition, in the series-deciding third ODI here on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Guha, Sibal and now Tharoor: Politics at centrestage at KLF
Kozhikode, Jan 19 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who put the onus of defusing the nationwide protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), at the doorstep of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, is the latest to have made the current Kerala Lit Fest a political platform.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Kerala,National
Budget document printing to start Monday with 'halwa' ceremony
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The 2020 Union Budget process kicks off officially on Monday with the customary 'halwa' ceremony marking the start of printing documents for the Budget.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bengaluru FC crowned Double Pass Development League champions
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Bengaluru FC's Academy U11 side were crowned champions of the Double Pass Development League with a 4-0 win over Bangalore City FC, at the Kicks on Grass Arena, in Bellandur, on Sunday. Rayuel Beale, Kanishk Ghosh, Nakul S. and Sehajvir Singh were on target for the Young Blues, who had finished behind BCFC in the group stages.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Modi, Shah living symbols of sectarianism, bigotry: Cong
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Terming the new citizenship law (CAA) an attack on the Constitution, Congress media department head Randeep Singh Surjewala said, "The movement against the CAA shall continue courageously & fearlessly."
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Modi, Shah can defuse anti-CAA protests, but won't: Tharoor
Kozhikode, Jan 19 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah can defuse the protests over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act if they wish, but do not have any such intentions.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Kerala,National
Vidhu Vinod Chopra: Only thing to hate is hate
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra is still waiting to hear "we are sorry" from the people of the nation for not doing anything after the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990, and wants people to remember that "the only thing to hate is hate".
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ashmita, Siril clinch All India Senior ranking titles
Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) Assam's Ashmita Chaliha and former junior world number 1 A.S.S. Siril Verma on Sunday registered contrasting wins in the final to be crowned women's and men's singles champions, respectively, in the Yonex Sunrise All India Senior Ranking Badminton tournament.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Badminton
I-League: Mohun Bagan continue winning run with 2-1 win
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) A day after ATK registered a victory over FC Goa, their newly merged partner Mohun Bagan made it a happy marriage with their 2-1 win over arch-rivals East Bengal in the I-League's first Kolkata derby this season at a packed Salt Lake Stadium on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
I-League: Close contest on cards as Punjab host Gokulam
Ludhiana, Jan 19 (IANS) In what could turn out to be a very important contest in the overall scheme of things in the 13th I-League, Punjab FC host Gokulam Kerala FC in a key clash at the Guru Nanak stadium here on Monday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
Saibaba's abode Shirdi launches indefinite shutdown over birthplace row
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Jan 19 (IANS) Shirdi town, famous for its Saibaba Temple, went on an indefinite shutdown from Sunday following a row over the purported birthplace of its revered saint in Ahmednagar.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Kohli becomes fastest to score 5000 runs as ODI skipper
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday became the fastest to 5,000 runs in ODI cricket as captain of a side.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Khelo India: At 15, TN's lifter Poorna is a breadwinner too
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) Every time she enters a 'lifting' arena, Tamil Nadu's Poorna Sri proves that she is worth her weight in gold.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Pro League: India beat Netherlands on penalties
Bhubaneswar, Jan 19 (IANS) India on Sunday beat Netherlands on penalties after a six-goal thriller in which they fought back from going 3-1 down in the first half at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Independent MLA threatens to withdraw support to Khattar govt
Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) An independent legislator in Haryana, who has been booked for cheating, on Sunday gave an ultimatum to the BJP-led post-election alliance government on withdrawing his support.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Preventive Health Care is key to long life: Experts
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The medical community from India, Asia Pacific and the USA joined the speakers here in New Delhi on Sunday at a two-day conference and workshop over fundamental doctrines of anti-aging.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Awaiting development, will Seemapuri favour AAP again?
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Located in east Delhi along the border with Uttar Pradesh, will Seemapuri Assembly constituency (reserved for SCs), which elected Aam Aadmi Party's Rajendra Pal Gautam with over 63 per cent votes in the 2015 polls, go in the party's favour again?
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
555 Delhi Sikh pilgrims to celebrate Baisakhi in Pakistan
New Delhi, 19 Jan (IANS) Sikh devotees in large numbers are preparing to travel from Delhi to Pakistan on April 11, to celebrate Baisakhi at Gurudwara Panja Sahib.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
'We're coming back home': Kashmiri Pandits roar at Jantar Mantar
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Determined to reach back to their homeland, Kashmiri Pandits from across the city gathered at Jantar Mantar on Sunday to protest against the exudos of the community from Kashmir valley 30 years ago.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vice President for national movement to promote Indians' languages
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu called for a national movement to promote all Indian languages.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Bhumi Pednekar: Fortunate to get films that celebrate the actor I am
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar, who has had a successful run in 2019 with films like "Saand Ki Aankh", "Bala" and "Pati Patni Aur Woh", feels fortunate to get films that celebrate the actor she is.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vidhu Vinod Chopra holds special 'Shikara' screening for Kashmiri Pandits
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) To mark the 30th anniversary of the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley, filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra held a special screening of his upcoming movie "Shikara: The Untold Story Of Kashmiri Pandits" for Kashmiri Pandits on Sunday here.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Westlife invite Wayne, Coleen Rooney at their gig
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Irish boyband Westlife have invited footballer Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen to be VIP guests at their upcoming Wembley Stadium gig.
2020-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sindhu to clash with Gayatri as 5th season of PBL kicks off
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) World champion P.V. Sindhu will take on rising star Gayatri Gopichand as the fifth season of Star Sports Premier Badminton League kicks off here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium tomorrow when Hyderabad Hunters lock horns with Chennai Superstarz. This is the first time in two years that a PBL match will be played in Chennai and the city will host matches until January 24.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
Khelo India: Maharashtra win U-17 gold in Kho Kho
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) Maharashtra displayed their superiority in the U-17 category by winning the gold medals in both boys and girls category in kho kho at the 2020 Khelo India Youth Games here in Guwahati on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Prestige Falcon acquires 50% stake in Lokhandwala DB Realty
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Bengaluru-based realty firm Prestige Estate Projects on Sunday said that its subsidiary, Prestige Falcon Realty Ventures has acquired a 50 per cent stake in Lokhandwala DB Realty.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kejriwal to file nomination on Monday
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) AAP National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will file his nomination on Monday followed by a big roadshow.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Tourist arrivals on the rise: Minister
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Tourist arrivals increased in 2019 despite ruckus over abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir, the Supreme Court's decision on Ram temple and the recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Public rally suspended after rioters hijacked it: HK police
Hong Kong, Jan 19 (IANS) The Hong Kong police on Sunday requested an assembly held in Hong Kong's Central district be suspended after a large group of rioters hijacked the rally and inflicted damages on nearby properties.
2020-01-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Police mum on Delhi Minister's PS's purse snatching case
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) More than 24 hours after Delhi Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam's private secretary Savita Anand was mugged in the Civil Lines area, the same place where Prime Minister Narendra Modi's niece Damayanti Ben Modi was robbed last year, the Delhi Police are yet to make any official statement.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ranji Trophy: Ishant, Ashwin shine on Day 1 of 6th round
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Ishant Sharma picked three wickets as Vidarbha were dismissed for 179 runs while Uttar Pradesh reached 281/4 against Mumbai on the first day of the sixth round of Ranji Trophy matches on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Bengaluru ODI: Rohit becomes third fastest to 9,000 ODI runs
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) India vice-captain Rohit Sharma became the third fastest batsman to reach 9,000 ODI runs during the series deciding third and final game against Australia here on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
#BiharHumanChain2020 trended in support of developments in Bihar
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The people of Bihar on Sunday launched a mega event by forming a human chain to create awareness about several developments in the state including 'Jal-Jivan-Hariyali' campaign.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Andhra Assembly meet on Monday to seal Amaravati's fate
Amarvati, Jan 19 (IANS) A special session of Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Monday is expected to seal the fate of Amaravati as the state capital.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Twitterati report server, media transfer issues on WhatsApp
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Looks like Facebook's popularly owned online messaging app WhatsApp is currently experiencing issues in some regions around the world.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Satish Kaushik: Shabana Azmi is much better
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Satish Kaushik says veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who was grievously injured in a road accident involving her car and a truck near Khalapur toll-plaza on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, is doing much better.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Huawei P40 Pro may feature a Sony custom 52MP sensor
Beijing, Jan 19 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei's upcoming smartphone P40 Pro is expected to launch in March 2020 and now a new report claims that the device may be equipped with a 52MP main camera design by Sony.
2020-01-19
Category: International, China,Technology
House panel on N-E visit to review TADCs' functioning
Agartala/Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) A parliamentary panel is on a three-day visit of the northeastern states to study the functioning of the 10 tribal autonomous district councils (TADC) in Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
PM Modi to interact with students on "Pariksha Pe Charcha"
New Delhi, 19 Jan (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with a select group of students, teachers and parents as part of the "Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020".
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengaluru ODI: Smith ton takes Australia to 286/9 vs India
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Steve Smith slammed a magnificient century as Australia put up 286/9 in 50 overs against India in the third and series-deciding final one day international here on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Union ministers' J&K visit continues on day 2
Jammu, Jan 19 (IANS) Continuing with its public outreach program across Jammu & Kashmir, nine Union ministers visited nine places areas across Jammu region on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Congress not against granting citizenship to Hindus: Singhvi
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Congress party has categorically rejected the claims that they are opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in toto but say that they have only objected to the exclusion of a community in the amended Act.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kashmiri Pandits mark 30 years of exodus in Jammu
Jammu, Jan 19 (IANS) The Kashmiri Pandits marked 30 years of exodus from the Valley with a protest, led by the All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference, at the residence of Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu, here on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Commerce Ministry recommends only one bottle of duty-free alcohol
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In bad news for some foreign travellers, the Commerce Ministry has proposed restricting purchase of liquor at duty-free shops to one bottle.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Rijiju, Sonowal to attend Khelo India closing ceremony
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) The closing ceremony of the third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games will be held at the Sarusajai Sports Complex in Guwahati on January 22.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Antyodaya Yojana a success in Himachal, says official
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihood Mission is proving very effective for socio-economic uplift of urban poor households in Himachal Pradesh, an official said on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Features
Yediyurappa to showcase Karnataka at Davos for investments
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa would showcase the state at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF), scheduled on January 20-24, at Davos in Switzerland for global investments, said an official here on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Oil min to take Cabinet approval on gas sector reforms
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The government has decided against giving the power sector priority access to cheaper domestic gas. The petroleum ministry is finalising a note for the Cabinet on gas sector reforms which among other things proposes to restrict allocation of limited domestic gas for fertiliser, city gas distribution (CGD) and production of LPG.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Madhurima on 'Bigg Boss 13': Always provoked by Vishal, others
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" contestant Madhurima Tuli, who was asked to leave the reality show after brutally hitting co-contestant and former boyfriend Vishal Aditya Singh, says she was continuously provoked by Vishal and other housemates on petty issues which used to irritate her.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Don't complain about our English': Thai board evokes hilarious replies
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A picture of a Thailand board has recently been making the rounds on the internet.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Punjab to administer polio drops to 33 lakh children
Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Sunday launched a three-day pulse polio campaign at Jagatpura village in Mohali district.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Tesla owners unintentionally buys upgrades, not getting refunds
San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Some Tesla owners are unintentionally buying expensive software upgrades through the automaker's app which range from $ 4,000 to almost $ 10,000 and they are facing trouble getting refunds.
2020-01-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Prof held on alleged Maoist links produced before CJ
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Professor C. Kasim of the Osmania University, who was arrested on charges of alleged links with the Maoist on Saturday, was produced before Telangana High Court chief justice at his residence on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No competition from Congress, BJP: Manish Sisodia
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia said his party will win all the 70 seats in the February 8 assembly elections as there is no competition from either the Congress or the BJP.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bangladesh PM calls CAA 'internal matter' but 'unnecessary'
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Even as Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina believes that Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is India's "internal matter", she has described the law, which aims to grant citizenship to persecuted religious minorities of the three neighboring Muslim countries, "unnecessary".
2020-01-19
Category: International, India,Diplomacy
FIR against 60 women for anti-CAA protests in Aligarh
Aligarh, Jan 19 (IANS) An FIR has been lodged against more than 60 unnamed women in Aligarh for allegedly staging protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
2020-01-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Visva Bharati seeks CISF deployment on campus
Bolpur (West Bengal), Jan 19 (IANS) The Rabindranath Tagore founded Visva-Bharati University has decided to seek deployment of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at its campus here in West Bengal's Birbhum district after two recent incidents of disturbance, a spokesman said on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Less active babies have higher obesity risk: Study
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Parents, please take note. Researchers have revealed that less active infants may accumulate more fat, which in turn may put them at risk for obesity later in life.
2020-01-19
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Art show of Artemisia Gentileschi to open in UK
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANSlife) For the first time in the UK, a major monographic exhibition of the work of influential Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi, will open here in April.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Noida: Woman DCP boss of her IPS husband (IANS Special)
Noida, Jan 19 (IANS) Post commissionerate system in Gautam Budhh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, a coincidence has come to surprise all: an IPS wife will be the boss of her IPS husband.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Real Madrid take La Liga top spot after Sevilla win
Madrid, Jan 19 (IANS) Real Madrid woke on Sunday as leaders of the Liga Santander after their 2-1 win at home to Sevilla the previous night.
2020-01-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
No self-promotion on public money: SC panel to states
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In the wake of complaints against some of the state governments for promoting ruling party leaders using public money, a Supreme Court-mandated content regulation panel wants states to set up content regulators for government advertisements.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Khelo India: Maha weightlifters win gold, keep state ahead
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) Maharashtra's weightlifters Abhishek Suresh Nipane and Kiran Ravindra Marathe as well as the girls under-17 kho-kho team swept the first three gold medals on Sunday in the Khelo India Youth Games to increase their lead over Haryana in the medals table to 12 gold and 50 medals.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Kashmiri Pandits urge Shaheen Bagh protestors to back them too
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Kashmiri Pandits plan to descend on the anti-CAA protest site in Shaheen Bagh here on Sunday afternoon to highlight their own plight for the last 30 years after forcible ouster from the Valley, as well as seek support for their cause.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Dhawan taken for x-ray, call on participation after assessment
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Senior opener Shikhar Dhawan has been taken for an x-ray and a call on whether he will take any further part in the ongoing third ODI against Australia will be taken once he is assessed, a statement said.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Ayushmann Khurrana: Choose films whole family can go watch
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who is gearing up for his next "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan", say he always chooses films which the entire family can watch together in a theatre.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Compensate customers for late arrival of freight trains: Goyal
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has stressed the need for separate tracks for freight trains and compensation for freight customers in case of late arrival of goods trains.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
DDCA Ombudsman gives Manjot Kalra go-ahead to represent Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Delhi and District Cricket Association Ombudsman Justice (Retired) Deepak Verma has given Manjot Kalra the go-ahead to represent Delhi after former Ombudsman Justice (Retired) Badr Durrez Ahmed had handed the batsman a year's ban for age fudging at the junior level. Verma said that Kalra was free to play till further orders and instructed DDCA's Apex Council to conduct an investigation in the matter as per rules.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pak, B'desh, Afghan citizens given Indian citizenship: FM
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) is a law to confer Indian citizenship to a person and not a law to cancel citizenship.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Haaland scores hattrick as Dortmund register come-from-behind win
Munich, Jan 19 (IANS) Rising star Erling Haaland continued to impress with a hat trick on his Borussia Dortmund debut, as the team won 5-3 over Augsburg on Saturday in a remarkable comeback result.
2020-01-19
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Lee terms ICC's decision to ban Rabada, ridiculous
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Former Australia speedster Brett Lee has slammed ICC's decision to suspend South Africa quick Kagiso Rabada for one Test due to his overflow of emotions while celebrating a wicket, saying its "ridiculous".
2020-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Jonty Rhodes says 'Gully Boy' gave him 'goosebumps'
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) South African fielding great Jonty Rhodes finally got to watch the Ranveer Singh starrer "Gully Boy", which made him laugh, cry and gave him goosebumps.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
No mob bosses in cybercrime world yet: Study
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) There is no 'Tony Soprano mob boss type' who is ordering cybercrime against financial institutions globally, say researchers, adding that there are no such thing as organized crime mafias to date.
2020-01-19
Category: International, United States,Technology
BJP trains gun on Indira Jaising for her 'pardon like Sonia' comment
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The BJP lashed out at prominent lawyer Indira Jaising on Sunday after she urged Nirbhaya's parents to forgive the four death row convicts for brutally raping and murdering her daughter.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arbitrator says Baseline didn't fudge books, denies VFI IP rights
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) In the case of illegal termination of the agreement of Baseline Ventures India Pvt Ltd for conducting the Pro Volleyball League by the Volleyball Federation of India (VFI), the federation received a major blow on Sunday with the arbitrator ruling that there is no financial irregularity in the accounts submitted by the company to the federation
2020-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Sports
Nationwide cycle rally to aware people on fuel conservation
Agartala, Jan 19 (IANS) Cycle rallies were organised across the country on Sunday as part of the awareness campaign "Conserve Fuel, Save Future", officials said here.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Sports
Facebook apologises for Xi Jinping's name goof up
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Facebook has apologised for the mistranslation of Chinese Premier Xi Jingping's name as 'Mr Shithole' when translated from some Burmese language posts into English.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
N.Korea picks new FM, heralding policy shift
Seoul, Jan 19 (IANS) North Korea appears to have picked its point man for relations with Seoul as its new Foreign Minister, possibly heralding a shift in its policy toward the US and South Korea, informed sources said here on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Tulsi Gabbard defeats man in push-up challenge
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard defeated a man in a push-up challenge after he asked the Hindu Congresswoman if she could beat fellow party contender Joe Biden in such a contest, media reports said.
2020-01-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Australia bushfire toll reaches 29
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) An 84-year-old man in Australia who was being treated for burns sustained in the bushfires ravaging the country has died, taking the national toll to 29, police said on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Country belongs to Hindus: Mohan Bhagwat
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 19 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Sunday that when RSS workers say that this country belongs to Hindus, they imply that 130 crore people in the country are Hindus.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Paris Hilton has been 'playing a character'
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton feels like she's been "playing a character" all her life.
2020-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Midcap and Small caps to lead upsurge
Markets began the last week with big gains on Monday and then traded in a narrow range, gaining on four of the five trading sessions.
2020-01-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Will fix Internet Explorer security bug under attack: Microsoft
San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Microsoft has confirmed a security flaw affecting Internet Explorer is currently being used by hackers and it is working on a fix, to be released at a later date.
2020-01-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Iran's home-made satellite ready for launch
Tehran, Jan 19 (IANS) Tehran's indigenous satellite Zafar has been delivered to Iran Space Agency (ISA) for launch, official IRNA news agency reported Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: International, Turkey,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Netizens change DPs on 30 yrs of Kashmiri Pandit exodus
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Netizens on Sunday changed their display pictures (DPs) to mark the 30th anniversary of the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kamya Punjabi shares glimpse of her wedding card
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Television actress Kamya Punjabi has shared a glimpse of herself and her to-be husband Shalabh Dangs wedding card.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aim to take part in 2024 Olympics: Swimmer Swadesh Mondal
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) West Bengal swimmer Swadesh Mondal has had a successful Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati with a gold each in the 100m Breast Stroke and 400m Medley in the U-21 category.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Sanskrit signages for all railway stations in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, Jan 19 (IANS) The Railway ministry is now doing its bit to promote the use of Sanskrit in Uttarakhand.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
70 soldiers killed in Yemen missile attack
Sanaa, Jan 19 (IANS) At least 70 soldiers were killed in a ballistic missile attack in Yemen's Marib province, a government source said on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
A college canteen propels Aurangabad shooter to success
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) Harshada Nithave's parents set up a small canteen in a college in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, with the sole aim of giving her a good education.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Kejriwal's 10 'guarantees' before Delhi polls
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday guaranteed free public travel for students and basic facilities for unauthorised colonies in the city along with continuing the ongoing free subsidy on water and electricity in his "guarantee card" ahead of the February 8 Assembly polls.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Morbidly obese IS fanatic captured in Iraq
Baghdad, Jan 19 (IANS) A morbidly obese Islamic State (IS) fanatic has been captured by forces in Iraq, who had to load him onto a flatbed truck because he couldnt fit in a police car, the media reported.
2020-01-19
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
SRK says he's missing Jeff Bezos' 'uninhibited laughter'
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Bollywoods superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he is missing Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos "uninhibited laughter and candid conversation".
2020-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
COAI seeks bare minimum regulation from TRAI: Rajan Mathews
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Industry body COAI has sought minimum regulation from the telecom regulator to ensure smooth operation of the industry and intervene only when there is a breakdown of the market forces.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi EC extends date for filing form 12D
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh on Sunday said that the last date for accepting form 12D for postal ballet facility has been extended.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Start your anti-aging skincare in 20s
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANSlife) From minimising sun damage to deep nourishment for your skin, a thorough skincare regime started as early as in your 20s, can prove to be anti-aging and youthful, experts say.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
If you want to run far, run together
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANSlife) Everyone who's made running a part of their lives will tell you that the best thing to happen to them in the entire process is finding a running community. It is more like an extended family that is there with you through the ups and downs of your life.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
8 ways to stick to your fitness resolution
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANSlife) With a brand new year most of us contemplate on our flawed decisions and make resolutions to do better in the coming year. One of the most important resolutions that is made by many is to live a healthy lifestyle and practice a sustainable fitness regime.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
5 ways to make your bedtime stories magical
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANSlife) Bedtime stories for toddlers are no less of a golden opportunity to build and nurture your relationship with your child. This becomes further crucial for working parents who do not get the entire day to spend with their kids.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Indian team wears black arm band for 'Bapu' Nadkarni
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) The Indian team on Sunday wore black arm bands during their third and final ODI against Australia here as a mark of respect on passing away of former Test all-rounder Rameshchandra Gangaram 'Bapu' Nadkarni, a statement said.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Tokyo grabs top spot during Lunar New Year
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANSlife) Tokyo, Bangkok and Taipei are the top three destinations for travellers from across Asia to celebrate the Lunar New Year, according to data from travel platform Agoda.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Bengaluru ODI: Australia opt to bat vs India
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Australia skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bat against India in the third and final ODI of the rubber at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, here on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
CPI MP urges govt to extend comment deadline on labour Codes
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) MP in the Rajya Sabha Binoy Viswam has requested Union Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar to extend deadline of inviting suggestions from the public on "Industrial Relations Code, 2019" and "Code on Social Security, 2019" for a month.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
MG does another Hector, closes ZS EV's bookings
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Barely a year after successfully launching SUV Hector and bucking the slowdown trend, the Chinese automobile major SAIC-backed MG Motor India has repeated the feat again, this time with its first electric offering ZS EV.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ishaan Khatter grieves grandmother's loss
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Bollywood actors Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter's grandmother Khadija Azeem is no more. Ishaan took to social media and penned an emotional note.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Airtel partners with Bharti AXA to offer prepaid with life insurance
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Sunday announced its partnership with Bharti AXA Life Insurance to introduce its most affordable prepaid bundle with built in life insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
National Insurance Company board to meet on Monday
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Kolkata-based public sector insurer National Insurance Company Limited has called for a meeting of its Board of Directors on Monday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Kejriwal's 10 'guarantees' before Delhi polls
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has guaranteed free public travel for students and basic facilities for unauthorised colonies in the city along with continuing the ongoing free subsidy on water and electricity in his "guarantee card" ahead of the February 8 Assembly polls.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sex racket in the guise of spa busted, 17 arrested in Bengal
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Sixteen women were among 17 arrested as police busted a sex racket operating under the guise of a spa-cum-beauty parlour in West Bengal's Durgapur town, police said.
2020-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
555 Delhi Sikhs to visit Panja Sahib shrine in Pak
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) As many as 555 Sikh devotees from the national capital will visit Pakistan via Wagah border in April to celebrate Baisakhi at the historic Gurduwara Panja Sahib, Delhi Sikh Gurduwara Management Committee (DSGMC) President Manjinder Singh Sirsa said on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Bengal farmer killed in elephant attack
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) A middle aged farmer was killed in elephant attack in West Bengal's West Midnapore district early on Sunday, officials said.
2020-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip may cost as low as $860
Seoul, Jan 19 (IANS) Samsung is expected to launch another foldable smartphone Galaxy Z Flip on February 11 at an event in San Francisco and now a new report claim that the device will be priced between $860 and $1,295.
2020-01-19
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Steve Carell: Acting was never potential career choice
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Actor Steve Carell says getting into acting was never a potential career choice, and "just something fun to do".
2020-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Zoe Kravitz shares why she agreed to play 'Catwoman'
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress Zoe Kravitz said yes to the role of Catwoman because of the character's "really strong femininity."
2020-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
CAA stir: UP cops say blankets were 'seized in due process'
Lucknow, Jan 19 (IANS) Apparently taken aback by the flak that the UP Police faced on the social media for taking away blankets and food of the protesters at the Clock Tower in Lucknow, the police denied the allegations but admitted that the 'blankets were seized after due process.'
2020-01-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Shweta Tripathi: 'Cargo' getting so much appreciation means a lot
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress Shweta Tripathi is excited that her film "Cargo" will be screened at the 2020 edition of South by Southwest (SXSW) festival.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US Space Force mocked for camouflage uniforms
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) The US Space Force has defended its newly unveiled camouflage uniforms after they were mocked on social media, the media reported.
2020-01-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Justin Bieber 'asked to leave' exclusive gym
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Pop singer Justin Bieber was reportedly asked to leave an exclusive gym because singer Taylor Swift wanted to train alone.
2020-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
KJo: 'K3G' is biggest slap in my face
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says his 2001 movie "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham" ("K3G") is the biggest slap in his face and his biggest reality check.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Big B remembers father Harivansh Rai Bachchan on death anniversary
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Megastar and an emotional son Amitabh Bachchan remembered his father and legendary poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan on the latter's death anniversary.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Taika Waititi: Scarlett Johansson has a goofy quality
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Director Taika Waititi says Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has a goofy quality, adding that he wants her to add that to her onscreen persona.
2020-01-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Look within, publicly apologise: Dhankhar to Bengal minister
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Taking umbrage at West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee questioning first lady's presence at "government meetings", state governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has asked him to look within and publicly apologise.
2020-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bushfire-hit Aus state braces for severe storms
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Australian forecasters warned on Sunday of severe storms to hit the bushfire-hit state of Victoria, which could lead to flooding.
2020-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
WhatsApp hits 5bn installs on Android
San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp for Android has now notched up a staggering five billion downloads, making it only the second non-Google app to achieve this milestone.
2020-01-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
FB video reunites B'deshi man with family after 48 yrs
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) A Bangladeshi man, who left home home for a business trip and never returned, has finally reunited with his family after 48 years with the help of a Faceboo video, a media report said.
2020-01-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Petrol, diesel prices cut for 4th straight day
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Fuel prices continued downward spiral for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday. The price of petrol was cut by 17-19 paise and that of diesel by 16-18 paise across all major cities.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
China reports 17 new coronavirus pneumonia cases
Beijing, Jan 19 (IANS) China's health authorities said on Sunday 17 new cases of pneumonia caused by a novel strain of coronavirus that had been detected in the central city of Wuhan.
2020-01-19
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Researchers explain why cancer risk is higher in males
London, Jan 19 (IANS) DNA differences between men and women may explain why cancer risk is higher in males, according to a new study.
2020-01-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Indian-origin physicians endorse Biden for prez polls
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) has formally announced its endorsement of Democratic front-runner Joe Biden for the November presidential election, as he was hugely popular with the Indian-American community, it was reported.
2020-01-19
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
BJP repeatedly harassing Hardik Patel: Priyanka Gandhi
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing it of "repeatedly harassing" her party leader Hardik Patel.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
This UP family turns toilet into kitchen, defecates in open
Barabanki, Jan 19 (IANS) The house of a family in Uttar Pradesh's Akanpur village in Barabanki district is made of mud walls and a thatched roof that needs to be replenished every few months.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Facebook applogises for Xi Jinping's name goof up
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Facebook has apologised for the mistranslation of Chinese Premier Xi Jingping's name as 'Mr Shithole' when translated from some Burmese langauge posts into English.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Q3 results, budgetary expectations to dictate equity trend (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) The ongoing quarterly result season along with the build-up of expectations on budgetary sops are expected to determine the equity market's movement next week, analysts said.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Afghanistan still insists ceasefire amid US-Taliban talks
Kabul, Jan 19 (IANS) As the US and Taliban began a new round of peace talks in Doha, an Afghanistan government spokesman said that "all allies" of the country, as well as the "people of Afghanistan," were "insisting on a ceasefire" before the next step in the peace process.
2020-01-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Dense fog engulfs Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) Dense fog with cold wave continued to engulf across Punjab and Haryana on Sunday, weather officials said.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Punjab,National
Shaw stamps authority for India Test squad with blistering ton
Lincoln (New Zealand), Jan 19 (IANS) Prithvi Shaw brightened his chances to enter the Indian Test squad after slamming a magnificent 150 against New Zealand here on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
UP family holds 'tehraveen' ceremony for pet dog
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 19 (IANS) It was a solemn 'tehraveen' ceremony where friends, family and relatives had come together for a puja and a meal on Saturday in Almaspur village in Muzaffarnagar.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Samsung Galaxy S20 to come with 5X zoom: Report
Seoul, Jan 19 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is all set to launch its new next gen smartphone Galaxy S20 instead of the S11 on February 11, if the recent report is to be believed, the devices will feature a 5x optical zoom capability.
2020-01-19
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Ex-IAS officer detained at Prayagraj airport
Prayagraj, Jan 19 (IANS) Kannan Gopinathan, a ormer IAS officer from Kerala, was detained by the city police soon after he had arrived at the airport here, police said on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Will control school fee like last 5 years: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said his government will continue to control the school fee like they did in the last five years, if re-elected.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National