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Swastika sign on police signage at Delhi PHQ raises eyebrows
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Amid the various sights and sounds of the protesters in front of Delhi police headquarters at ITO in the national capital, a swastika sign daubed on a police signboard is catching the attention.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Railway employees hid in toilet to save lives from mob
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) A handful of terrified railway employees spent, perhaps, the most agonising moments of their lives hiding in a toilet as a rampaging mob went about destroying railway property and setting afire whatever they could lay their hands on at a station in Kolkatas southern suburbs on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Withdraw ads against NRC, CAA: Dhankhar to Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Describing as "unconstitutional" the West Bengal government's television advertisement saying the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will not be implemented in the state, governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday appealed to chief minister Mamata Banerjee to withdraw the campaign.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ton means a lot to me: Hetmyer
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) Centurion Shimron Hetmyer on Sunday said the knock of 139 means a lot to him, especially since West Indies ended up on the winning side against India in the first ODI here.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Police on toes as students, politicos protest at PHQ
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Delhi Police seems to be on toes as the students and other interest groups make their way to the Delhi Police Headquarters at ITO here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
I have never seen this: Kohli on Jadeja run-out call
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) A visibly angry Indian captain Virat Kohli on Sunday lashed out at umpire Shaun George's late run-out call involving Ravindra Jadeja during India's first ODI against the West Indies here, saying he has never seen that happen on a cricket field.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Anti-CAA mob attacks railway station in Bengal, 5 cops hurt
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) A group of anti-Citizenship Act agitators turned violent and attacked the railway properties at a station in the southern suburb of the West Bengal capital on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
AMU shut down till Jan 5 after violence
Aligarh, Dec 15 (IANS) The Aligarh Muslim University has been shut down till January 5 after violence erupted in the university late on Sunday night, in protest against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Delhi violence due to failure of intelligence?
New Delhi, Dec 15 Dec 15 (IANS) Unprecedented violence over Citizenship Act in Delhi on Sunday may be due to the intelligence failure of the Delhi Police. The police seems to have been caught off guard as they could not anticipate violence on such a large scale, a source in the police said.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Two held for objectionable posts on Andhra woman MLA
Amaravati, Dec 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh police on Sunday arrested two sympathizers of opposition TDP for making objectionable comments about a woman legislator belonging to ruling YSR Congress Party.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Right decision was made, that's important: Pollard on Jadeja run-out call
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard on Sunday said the right decision was taken in the end regarding umpire Shaun George's late run-out call involving Ravindra Jadeja during India's first ODI against the West Indies here.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Violence erupts in Aligarh Muslim University too
Aligarh, Dec 15 (IANS) After Jamia Milia in Delhi, violence erupted in the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) late on Sunday night, in protest against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
I have never seen this happen: Kohli on Jadeja run-out call
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) A visibly angry Indian captain Virat Kohli on Sunday lashed out at umpire Shaun George's late run-out call involving Ravindra Jadeja during India's first ODI against the West Indies here, saying he has never seen that happen on a cricket field.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
CRPF officer, driver killed in landslide on Jammu-Srinagar NH
Srinagar, Dec 15 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer and his driver were killed in a landslide on Jammu-Srinagar national highway near Khuni Nallah in Ramban district on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tension runs high near Delhi PHQ, more protesters gather
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Several students and social activists gathered at the Delhi Police headquarters near ITO in response to an emergency protest demonstration call given by the JNU students' union, here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ISL: Mumbai ends Bengaluru's unbeaten run in 5-goal spectacle
Bengaluru, Dec 15 (IANS) Mumbai City FC showed great character and a steely resolve as they ended Bengaluru FC's unbeaten start to the season with a spectacular 3-2 win in the Indian Super League clash at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
WI beat India by 8 wickets in 1st ODI, Hetmyer, Hope hit tons
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) Shimron Hetmyer cracked a career-best 139 while Shai Hope scored an unbeaten 102 as the West Indies romped to a eight-wicket victory against India in the first One-Day International at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Egyptian prez calls for joint efforts to fight terrorism
Egypt, Dec 15 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi stressed on Sunday that joint efforts are needed to fight terrorism.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Egypt,Terrorism
Morocco arrests IS suspect
Rabat, Dec 15 (IANS) Moroccan security forces have arrested a man with suspected link to the Islamic State (IS) militant group.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Malta,Terrorism
Anti-CAA protest: Metro services at several stations shut
New Delhi, 15 Dec(IANS) In the wake of violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in south Delhi on Sunday, the Delhi Metro has suspended services at 12 metro stations as precautionary measure.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: 12 Delhi Metro stations shut as students-police face-off
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2019-12-15
Category: International, Israel,
Seurity forces clash with local militia in Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 15 (IANS) The Northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif was tense on Sunday as security forces clashed with a private militia affiliated with a rogue police commander resisting arrest.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Schools in south east Delhi to stay shut on Monday
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) All schools in south east Delhi will remain shut on Monday, Delhi deputy chief minister and education minister Manish Sisoda announced here on Sunday night.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
I am disappointed with climate talk outcomes: Guterres
Madrid, Dec 15 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday said he was disappointed with the outcome of the UN Climate Change Conference or COP25 that ended in this Spanish capital almost 44 hours beyond the scheduled closing time.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Police deny entering Jamia campus forcefully
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Sunday denied reports of entering the Jamia Millia University campus here in the wake of violent protests that left several injured and many vehicles destroyed.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Former Union minister Swami dead
Chandigarh, Dec 15 (IANS) Former Union Minister of State for Home Affairs I.D. Swami died due to a heart ailment on Sunday afternoon. He was 90.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Ex-cop begins 1,150 km march for Bharat Ratna to Dhyan Chand
Khargone, Dec 15 (IANS) Tarak Kumar Parkar, 61, a retired Madhya Pradesh policeman, set off on a journey on foot to Delhi with a Tricolour in his hand to demand Bharat Ratna for hockey icon Dhyan Chand, here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Sweden beat Thailand 3-1, enter U-17 women's football final
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Sweden moved into the final of the U-17 women's football tournament with a 3-1 victory over Thailand at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Israel bans Christians from reaching West Bank, Jerusalem
Gaza, Dec 15 (IANS) Israel has banned the Christian minority who live in the Gaza Strip ruled by Hamas from visiting Christian holy sites and churches in the West Bank and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas, a spokesman for the Christian community said on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
Delhi Police' olive branch to anti-CAA protesters
New Delhi, 15 Dec (IANS) The police forces tried to calm down the anti-CAA protesters in Jamia Nagar on Sunday. Following the mop up operations of violence, the situation was brought under control.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP and BJP trade charges as Delhi burns
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) As Sunday witnessed large-scale violence in the national capital in the name of protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act, the identity of real culprits remained elusive. But that didn't stop politicians from doing what they do best - politicking on an extremely delicate matter.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B'desh Intl Challenge: Lakshya Sen wins men's single title
Dhaka, Dec 15 (IANS) Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen won the men's singles title at the Bangladesh International Challenge 2019 after registering a straight-game win over Malaysia's Leong Jun Hao in the summit clash here on Sunday. It was also the fifth title of the season for the 18-year-old Indian.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Badminton
Kohli irked with umpire's late run-out call
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli was left fuming after South African umpire Shaun George referred a late run-out call involving Ravindra Jadeja during India's first ODI against the West Indies here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Thief caught driving stolen car with paper licence plate
Angola (Indiana, US), Dec 15 (IANS) In the end, it turned out that New York resident Joshua Lewis-Brown was too smart for his own good: Riding a stolen car with paper licence plate with registration number scrawled in cryon is not a good idea, after all.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Angola,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CAA: Jamia area turns into war zone, student-police stand-off
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Petrol bombs targeted police personnel, ordinary citizens and the media as a raging mob that seized parts of south Delhi refused to let go. Despite a police flag march in the Jamia Nagar area, and tear gas used to disperse stone pelting protestors, five hours since demonstrators turned violent and clashed with police, anger still seethes.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jamia proctor accuses police of forceful entry on campus
New Delhi, 15 Dec (IANS) Even as Delhi police continued their efforts to control the situation in the wake of anti-CAA violence here on Sunday, the chief proctor of Jamia Millia Islamia has accused the Delhi police of forcefully entering the university campus and beating up the students.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha announces cash reward for info on Pangolin smuggling
Bhubaneswar, Dec 15 (IANS) The Odisha Forest department has announced a cash reward for the people, who provide information about the smuggling of Pangolins in the state, said an official on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tokyo inaugurates National Stadium ahead of 2020 Olympics
Tokyo, Dec 15 (IANS) The new National Stadium in Tokyo was inaugurated on Sunday, six months ahead of the Olympic Games here and it will be used for the first time during the Emperor's Cup final next month.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Pakistani PM to pay visit to Bahrain on Monday
Islamabad, Dec 15 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay a day-long visit to Bahrain on Monday on the invitation of Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to attend the National Day of Bahrain as Guest of Honour, the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan said on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
SBI may pay Essar lenders on Monday as ArcelorMittal pays up
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI), the lead banker of the bankrupt Essar Steel, is likely to settle dues of other lenders as it received Rs 40,000 crore on Friday from ArcelorMittal, which is going to takeover the company bringing to an end to the much-prolonged resolution process.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jamia teachers, Kejriwal condemn violence in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Jamia Teachers Association has condemned the violence that erupted here on Sunday afternoon against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'US-China phase-one trade deal very encouraging'
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) The phase-one economic and trade agreement announced by the United States and China is "very encouraging," Stephen Cheung, president of the World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTCLA), said.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Chile protests: Santiago's walls turn into open-air museum
Santiago, Dec 15 (IANS) The walls of Chile's capital Santiago are bearing witness to the biggest wave of protests in the country's democratic history and have become makeshift canvasses for dozens of creatives looking to reflect the social discontent through the medium of street art.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Meghan's throwback Instagram pic wows fans
London, Dec 15 (IANS) A throwback snap of Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, as a 16-year-old has wowed her Instagram fans who are clearly perplexed as to how little she has aged over the years.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
TN govt transfers Fathima Latheef suicide case to CBI
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has transferred the case of 19-year old Fathima Latheef, a student of Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the police said.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak, SL forced to settle for draw in rain-hit 1st Test
Rawalpindi, Dec 15 (IANS) Abid Ali and Babar Azam slammed a century each on the fifth and final day of Pakistan's first Test at home in a decade against Sri Lanka as the rain-hit contest here ended in a draw on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Tahira Kashyap, Karisma Kapoor root for women fitness
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Karisma Kapoor and filmmaker Tahira Kashyap on Sunday cheered up for the women who participated in Pinkathon.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australia beats NZ in 1st Test by 296 runs, take 1-0 lead
Perth, Dec 15 (IANS) A brilliant bowling display guided Australia to an emphatic 296-run victory over New Zealand in the first affair of the three-match Test rubber at the Perth Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Umpire George in eye of storm after Jadeja run-out incident
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) South African umpire Shaun George found himself in hot water during India's first ODI against the West Indies as he did not give Ravindra Jadeja run out initially only to be proven wrong as replays showed the batsman was short of his crease, forcing him to review it, with the third umpire sending the left-hander back in the hut.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Mithun comes through in a thriller at ICC Golf meet
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Sri Lankan Mithun Perera put up a resilient display to come through in a thriller in the final round and lift the trophy at the inaugural ICC RCGC Open Golf Championship played at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Golf
CAA: Delhi buses burnt, as mob ran amok targetting citizen (4th Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Residents and commuters in the heart of the national capital ran for their lives as a raging mob of almost 1,000 people protested against the Citizenship Act on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Mayhem in Bengal as anti-CAA protests turn violent
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Two trains were vandalised, and railway stations, track, property and RPF vehicles were set on fire as Trinamool Congress and Congress members joined the protests against the new citizenship law (CAA), obstructing train and vehicular movement, prompting the state government to shut down internet services in some parts of West Bengal on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CAA violence in Delhi: When residents left their cars and ran for life (3rd Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Residents and commuters in heart of the national capital ran for their lives as protests against the Citizenship Act turned violent on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
AICF President has put players interest at risk: Secretary
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) The Special Meeting of All India Chess Federation (AICF) General Body will be held as scheduled on Dec 22 at Gurugram in Haryana, said a senior official.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
CAA violence in Delhi: When residents left their cars and ran for life (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Residents and commuters in heart of the national capital ran for their lives as protests against the Citizenship Act turned violent on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Maps of memory's landscape
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) You tell her that you read somewhere that the most beautiful places in the world are cursed with conflict. She pauses, and whispers that she didn't really emotionally investigate that thought in the book.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
AICF President has put players interest at risk: Secretary
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) The Special Meeting of All India Chess Federation (AICF) General Body will be held as scheduled on Dec 22 at Gurugram in Haryana, said a senior official.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
1st ODI: Iyer, Pant fifties help India post 287/8 against Windies
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant slammed fluent half centuries as India's middle order came to party to help the side post 287/8 in 50 overs against the West Indies in the first One-Day International at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Mahesh Bhatt raises voice against Citizenship Act
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt on Sunday took a pledge not to support the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
1st ODI: Iyer, Pant fifties help India post 288/8 against Windies
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant slammed fluent half centuries as India's middle order came to party to help the side post 288/8 in 50 overs against the West Indies in the first One-Day International at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Tesla unveils 15.4 kW home solar system
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) Electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla has unveiled a 15.4 kW solar system suitable for 4,000 plus sqft and above homes as part of its attempt to revamp the solar business.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Cantabil eyes 400 outlets in one year, to invest Rs 25 cr
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Apparel brand Cantabil Retail India plans to expand its presence across the country by raising in one year the number of outlets to 400 from 290 and invest Rs 25 crore in tier I and II cities.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tweet on black beauty pageant winners irks Twitterati
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) A tweet about black women bagging titles ranging from Miss Universe to Miss Teen USA by a media house irked a section of Twitterati on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
5 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan
Qalat (Afghanistan), Dec 15 (IANS) Five militants were killed after the Afghan security forces targeted Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan's Uruzgan and Kandahar provinces on Sunday, Afghan Army said in a statement.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Afghanistan,Politics
CAA violence claims 4 buses in heart of Delhi, 2 injured
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Four buses were set ablaze by a mob and two fire officials were injured in stone pelting as the protests against the newly enacted Citizenship Act entered the third day in the national capital on Sunday. Jamia student were not involved in the brawl, the varsity union said.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
State govts will disrespect Ambedkar in opposing CAA: RSS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Indresh Kumar, a key Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary, on Sunday, lashed out at the Congress and other opposition parties for protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act. He said, those state governments who have threatened not to implement the Act in their states, will run the risk of disrespecting Ambedkar.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CAA protests: 4 buses set ablaze, fire fighters injured in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Four buses were set ablaze by a mob and two fire officials were injured in stone pelting as the protests against the newly enacted Citizenship Act entered the third day in the national capital on Sunday. Jamia student were not involved in the brawl, the varsity union said.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
'Israeli people's commitment helped counter Arab attacks'
Chandigarh, Dec 15 (IANS) The dedication and commitment of Israeli people for their country has always helped them to counter the attacks of their Arab enemies.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Baghel tweets reply in kind after BJP MLA's poem
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Call it poetic politics or what, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday paid back in kind, literally, to an earlier tweet of a poem by BJP MLA Brijmohan Agrawal.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
6 booked in UP for raping Class 10 student
Mau, Dec 15 (IANS) Six youths have been booked in connection with an alleged gang rape of a Class 10 student under Madhuban police circle in Mau district of Uttar Pradesh.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Queen': Befitting yet self-limited homage to Jayalalithaa (Review; Rating: ***)
"Queen" (MX Player series); Cast: Ramya Krishnnan, Anikha Surendran, Anjana Jaiprakash, Sonia Agarwal; Direction: Gautham Vasudev Menon, Prasath Murugesan; Rating: *** (three stars)
2019-12-15
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Cong inciting violence over Citizenship Act: Modi
Dumka, Dec 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday claimed that his government saved the country by getting the Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) passed by Parliament.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Jharkhand,National,Politics
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G to come with 90Hz display
Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) The upcoming Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G would come with a curved edged screen with a punch hole in the top left corner. Besides, the smartphone's screen would have a refresh rate of 90Hz, according to its promo.
2019-12-15
Category: International, China,Technology
Coal ministry's SDC to address environmental concerns
New Delhi, 15 Dec (IANS) The Ministry of Coal will establish a sustainable development cell (SDC) aimed at promoting mining activity in an environmentally sustainable manner, the ministry said on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Farhan Akhtar hits out at troll over Citizenship Act
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Director-actor Farhan Akhtar on Sunday called a social media user "bigot" after the person asked him to reach out to Muslims, to stop destroying the country's property while protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
I-League: Mohun Bagan look to turn tide against Gokulam (Preview)
Kalyani, Dec 15 (IANS) Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan will look to turn the tide against Gokulam Kerala FC (GKFC), a side they have not beaten in five previous encounters, as they are slated to host them in Monday's second 13th I-League game at the Kalyani Municipality Stadium here.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
In Kerala CPI-M, rules are not the same
Alappuzha (Kerala), Dec 15 (IANS) For the CPI-M in Kerala, there appears to be different yardsticks of disciplinary action for different party leaders, at least when their children are involved in wrong doings.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Arms (Amendment) Bill turns law, gets President's nod
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) New Arms (Amendment) Act has come into force with President Ram Nath Kovind giving his assent to a Bill cleared by Parliament earlier this week to help the government in controlling proliferation of illegal arms and ammunition in the country.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Opposition behind anti-CAA unrest: Modi
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Alleging that the Congress can't think beyond the family, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday squalrely put the blame of all the large scale violent protests against the newly enacted Citizenship Amendment Act on the Congress-led opposition.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Twitter abuzz as WI's Cottrell scalps Kohli, Rahul
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell's name on Sunday trended on Twitter after he scalped the wickets of India captain Virat Kohli and KL Rahul in the first ODI here.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Curfew relaxed in Guwahati, situation improving: Police
Guwahati, Dec 15 (IANS) Amid gradual improvement in the law and order situation, curfew was relaxed in Assam's biggest city of Guwahati and in some parts of Dibrugarh for the second consecutive day on Sunday, after days of violent protests against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, police said.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Assam,National
Tea-lovers tweet love for hot beverage, with bit of fun
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Tea-lovers tweeted their liking for the hot beverage on Twitter on the occasion of International Tea Day on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Apple, Spotify podcasts available on Amazon Echo
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) Apple and Swedish streaming giant Spotify's podcasts are now available on Amazon's Echo line up of devices.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Padmini Kolhapure's son Priyaank excited about debut film
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Veteran actress Padmini Kolhapure's son Priyaank Sharma is all set to make his Bollywood debut with the upcoming film "Sab Kushal Mangal", and he is in complete awe of his co-star Akshaye Khanna.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sarpreet first Indian-origin player to play for Bayern Munich
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Attacking midfielder Sarpreet Singh became the first player of Indian descent to play in the German Bundesliga while making his debut in FC Bayern Munich's 6-1 thrashing of Werder Bremen on Saturday night.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Bengal's Shyamali bags silver after tumour scare
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Long distance running is about breaking barriers and Shyamali Singh is doing just that. Every stride she takes is aimed at bigger success than her previous one. She didnt disappoint in TSK 25K as well, when she finished second on Sunday with a timing of 1:39:02.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Kenya's Mungara, Kwambai win Taipei Marathon
Taipei, Dec 15 (IANS) More than 28,000 runners, including about 3,000 from outside of Taiwan, competed in the Taipei Marathon on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Sports,Other Sports
Mhadei row: Goa Congress protests in Delhi against MoEF
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) Accusing the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre of "politically victimising" Goa over its neighbour Karnataka, vis a vis the issue of diversion of Mhadei river water and the Southern state's controversial Kalasa-Banduri dam project, the Goa Congress leaders staged a dharna in the national capital and demanded a rollback on the clearance given by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) to the dam project.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Actress Payal Rohatgi arrested by Rajasthan Police
Jaipur, Dec 15 (IANS) Rajasthan police on Sunday arrested actress Payal Rohatgi over her controversial video on freedom fighter Motilal Nehru.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
1 killed in Philippines 6.8-magnitude quake
Manila, Dec 15 (IANS) A six-year-old girl was killed when the house she was in collapsed during a magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
UN COP25 find climate action consensus after marathon talks
Madrid, Dec 15 (IANS) The plenary meeting at the UN climate summit taking place in Madrid on Sunday reached an agreement to boost action on the climate crisis in 2020.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Meghalaya to hold special session to adopt ILP resolution
Shillong, Dec 15 (IANS) The Meghalaya Assembly will hold a one-day special session on December 19 to pass a resolution to introduce the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state, Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National
Stars' flares can kill potential life on exoplanets: Study
Abu Dhabi, Dec 15 (IANS) NASA has identified over 4,100 exoplanets -- planets that orbit stars outside the Solar System -- but space researchers at New York University in Abu Dhabi now say that not all exoplanets in habitable zones will be able to maintain hospitable conditions for life.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Togo,Science/Tech
Bengal govt shuts down internet in parts of state
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) West Bengal government on Sunday suspended internet services in some parts of the state following continuing violence by protesters railing against the new citizenship law (CAA).
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Iran foils 2nd cyber attack in a week
Tehran, Dec 15 (IANS) Iran has foiled a second cyber attack, which electronic government systems, in under a week, a Minister said on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Actress Payal Rohatgi arrested by Rajasthan Police
Jaipur, Dec 15 (IANS) Rajasthan police on Sunday arrested actress Payal Rohatgi over her controversial video on freedom fighter Motilal Nehru.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Decks clear for major infra projects in Agra
Agra, Dec 15 (IANS) With the Supreme Court lifting temporary moratorium on construction projects, in the Taj Trapezium Zone, work is likely to begin on a slew of developmental projects that could change the profile of Agra, the star tourist destination of India.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy
Siddaramaiah discharged from hospital
Bengaluru, Dec 15 (IANS) Senior Karnataka Congress leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah has been discharged from the hospital after heart treatment on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Twitter abuzz as India take on WI in Chennai ODI
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) As West Indies and India came face to face for the first of the three-match ODIs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday, #INDvsWI trended on Twitter with 3,449 tweets.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
CAA & NRC: Don't confuse one for the other
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) With the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 turning into an Act, there's a sense of confusion among many that the CAA and NRC will deny citizenship to certain existing Indian citizens or it is against Indian Muslims. On the contrary, the two - one now an Act, and the other a proposal, are as different as chalk and cheese.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kareena gets ready at Bengaluru airport for cousin's roka
Bengaluru, Dec 15 (IANS) Due to busy work schedule, actress Kareena Kapoor Khan had to get ready for her cousin Armaan Jain's roka ceremony (a pre-wedding ritual) at the Bengaluru airport.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MCA's 2019 Review: Steps for ease in business, insolvency resolution
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) In its year-end review, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) on Sunday mentioned the various steps it undertook in 2019 for ease of doing business and creating a robust insolvency framework.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Leonard, Guteni write new event record at TSK 25K
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Leonard Barsoton of Kenya and Guteni Shone of Ethiopia rewrote the event records to light up the lazy Sunday morning even as 15,445 running enthusiasts made the World Athletics only Silver Label accredited run at this distance -- Tata Steel Kolkata (TSK) 25K -- one of the most competitive distance running event across the globe.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Mammootty's 'Mamangam' leaked online, FIR filed
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 15 (IANS) The Ernakulam police here registered an anti-piracy case on Sunday against those who are alleged to have illegally uploaded superstar Mammootty's magnum opus "Mamangam" to the internet.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
PM leads nation in paying tribute to Sardar Patel
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday led the nation in paying tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 69th death anniversary, as the Twitterati remembered contribution of "Iron Man" of Indian polity.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Caretaker PM denounces US sanctions on Iraqi figures
Baghdad, Dec 15 (IANS) Iraqi caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Sunday condemned the inclusion of Iraqi figures in a list of US sanctions despite their role in combating the Islamic State (IS) terror group.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Thunberg sorry for 'put leaders against the wall' comment
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg has apologised for saying world leaders should be "put against the wall", the media reported on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
It's a wrap for Ayushmann's 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan'
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana and the team of "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan" has completed the upcoming film's shooting.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hit the brakes on FASTag: Twitterati
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) As the Centre again extended the deadline for the implementation of the FASTag payments system at toll plazas across India, Twitter users on Sunday griped over the hiccups they were facing or were likely to face.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Racing win Argentina's inaugural Champions Trophy
Mar del Plata (Argentina), Dec 15 (IANS) Racing Club has secured the first edition of Argentina's Champions Trophy by defeating Tigre 2-0 in the coastal city of Mar del Plata.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Argentina,Sports,Football
Norway's Telenor to continue using Huawei equipment for 5G
Oslo, Dec 15 (IANS) Norway's largest mobile operator Telenor has said it would continue working with Chinese company Huawei for its fifth-generation (5G) telecom network, while adding Sweden's Ericsson as its new supplier.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Norway,Technology
Vegetable prices rising, but farmers' income isn't
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The sharp rise in onion prices and consequent rise in food inflation has disturbed the math for policy makers and the budget of millions of middle and lower class Indian households.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Salman finds Dhoni 'Dabangg player'
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan's favourite cricketer is none other than Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Samsung to supply 4G, 5G telecom solutions to Canada
Seoul, Dec 15 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. said on Sunday it has won a deal to supply fourth-generation (4G) and fifth-generation (5G) network equipment to Videotron, a Canadian telecom firm.
2019-12-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Markets are on a roll again (Market Watch)
Markets last week lost on one trading day and gained on the remaining four trading sessions. BSESENSEX gained 564.56 points or 1.40 per cent to close at 41,009.71 points, while the NIFTY gained 165.20 points or 1.39 per cent to close at 12,086.70 points. The broader market saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 gain 1.40 per cent, 1.31 per cent and 1.19 per cent, respectively.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy
CAA: Taj city on alert as tourists pour in
Agra, Dec 15 (IANS) Fearing spill over effect from Aligarh to Agra, district authorities here have made elaborate security arrangements to foil any trouble in view of the opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
NZ volcano toll reaches 16
Wellington, Dec 15 (IANS) An Australian national who was injured in New Zealands deadly White Island volcano eruption, has died in a hospital in Sydney, bringing the death toll to 16, police said here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Ex-cricketer involved in UP brawl
Meerut, Dec 15 (IANS) Former cricketer Praveen Kumar has been accused of beating up his neighbour and manhandling a minor boy.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Flight services to northeast normal
Guwahati/Agartala, Dec 15 (IANS) With the situation improving in Assam and other northeastern states which witnessed violent agitations last week over the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, all the 10 airports in the region were operational on Sunday, officials said.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Assam,National
All you need to know about proposed pan-India NRC
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) As soon as the Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed in both houses of Parliament and given Presidential assent making it a law, loud murmurs started about another proposed legislation -- a nationwide NRC. So what is the NRC that the opposition is worried about and has many concerned?
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh wins Miss World crown; Suman Rao 2nd runner up
London, Dec 15 (IANS) The finale of the 2019 Miss World beauty contest came to an end with Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh claiming the coveted title at a glitzy ceremony in London, where India's Suman Rao bagged the second runner up spot.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Madonna cozies up to dancer Ahlamalik Williams
Miami, Dec 15 (IANS) Singer Madonna, 61, was seen cozying up to dancer Ahlamalik Williams, 26, here.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China cancels planned additional tariffs after deal with US
Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) China said on Sunday that it would cancel additional tariffs it was set to impose on US products after both sides reached a partial agreement to mitigate the trade dispute between the two superpowers that has raged on for the past year-and-a-half.
2019-12-15
Category: International, China,Politics
Abusive groom sent back without marriage
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 15 (IANS) A groom was kicked out of his own wedding and the "baraat" sent back after the groom abused some women from the bride's side.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shooter Vartika Singh wants to hang Nirbhaya killers
Lucknow, Dec 15 (IANS) International shooter Vartika Singh has written a letter in blood to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, expressing her desire to execute the capital punishment to the four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape case who are facing a death sentence.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Sports
Scarlett Johansson jokes about engagement to Colin Jost
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson poked fun at her engagement to comedian Colin Jost during a Marvel-themed "Saturday Night Live" monologue.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
1st ODI: West Indies put India to bat (Toss)
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and opted to field against India in the first contest of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) rubber at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Taylor Swift's holiday-themed birthday party
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift celebrated her 30th birthday and the holiday season together.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Gas pumps across N.America under POS malware attack: Visa
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) American multinational financial services major VISA has warned that North American merchants who operate gas stations are under attack from cybercrime groups who are looking to deploy point-of-sale (POS) malware on their networks.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Your one-stop guide to Citizenship (Amendment) Act
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) If the monsoon session of Parliament created history by junking the controversial Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special powers to the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir, this winter session that ended this Friday became known for another equally controversial legislation - the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which now, after being passed by both the houses has become an Act.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
E-commerce platforms launch year-end fashion sales
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANSlife) E-commerce sites Amazon and Myntra are riding the year-end fashion sales wave, and are offering discounts on apparel, watches, jewellery, shoes, sportswear, handbags, wallets, sunglasses, and luggage.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Healthy snacks for your mid-meal cravings
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANSlife) Snacking in office is almost inevitable. But more often than not, employees catch them in front of calorie-laden vending machine options, or worse, street food like samosas and pakoras that are high on oil and salt content.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
6.9-magnitude quake rattles Philippines
Manila, Dec 15 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale struck the island of Mindanao in southern Philippines on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Anti-CAA protesters obstruct key highways in Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Anti-CAA protesters took to the streets for the third day at a stretch in West Bengal, as they felled trees and burnt tyres to obstruct key national and state highways on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Rio de Janeiro lights up world's tallest floating Christmas tree
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 15 (IANS) The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has lit up its traditional floating Christmas tree - one of the biggest of its kind in the world - with musical shows and fireworks, marking the beginning of the December festivities.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Brazil,Human Interest/Society
Golconda and Diamonds
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANSlife) Years ago, the very mention of the name Golconda, brought up the image of diamonds, heaps and heaps of beautiful diamonds! In fact the legendary name "Golconda Diamond" became synonymous with Golconda itself. It was during the reign of the historic Qutb Shahi dynasty (also known as the "Golconda Sultanate") in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, that Golconda began to become synonymous with diamonds.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Pak FO spokesman named new envoy to Germany
Islamabad, Dec 15 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal has been named the country's new ambassador to Germany in a major Foreign Ministry reshuffle that also saw 20 other senior officials getting diplomatic assignments abroad.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Atletico continues comeback with 2-0 win over Osasuna
Madrid, Dec 15 (IANS) Atletico Madrid won a La Liga victory against Osasuna as Alvaro Morata and Saul Ñiguez found the back of the net successfully.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
The no-makeup look 101
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANSlife) From fashion runaways and airport looks to editorials and the everyday corporate life, the no-makeup look has taken the beauty world by storm. But, what makes this barefaced look so popular?
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Anti-CAA protest misguided, Rahul supports infiltrators'
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Sunday lashed out at opponents of the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, terming those indulging in violent protests as "anti-national".
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kiko Milano plans retail expansion in India in 2020
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANSlife) Italian professional cosmetics brand Kiko Milano has planned to expand its retail presence in India next year through its exclusive brand outlets, including two new stores in the national capital.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
After Delhi, Zomaland to tour 6 more Indian cities
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANSlife) The Delhi edition of Zomatos three-day food and entertainment carnival, that saw a footfall of about 50,000 visitors in total, concludes Sunday night at the JLN Stadium here.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Billboard 200 albums chart to include YouTube streams
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) Billboard has announced video and audio data from Google-owned YouTube, as well as visual plays from several music streaming services, will soon be factored into the Billboard 200 albums chart.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Dozens hurt as police, protesters clash in Beirut protests
Beirut, Dec 15 (IANS) Clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, have left dozens of people injured, a media report said on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Joshua Jackson, rumoured wife spotted in Berlin
Berlin, Dec 15 (IANS) Actor Joshua Jackson and rumoured wife Jodie Turner-Smith were seen together in Berlin.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Germany,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Taliban attacks intensify in Afghanistan after peace talks paused
Kabul, Dec 15 (IANS) The Taliban has intensified attacks in Afghanistan following the pause in the peace talks between the armed group and the US delegation in Qatar's capital Doha as the militants in their latest offensive, killed 23 security personnel in Ghazni province.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Justin Bieber, Hailey host charity art event
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey Baldwin hosted a charity event with LIFT Los Angeles and Inner-City Arts to promote art education in underprivileged communities.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Corbyn's sons slam 'poisonous attacks' against father
London, Dec 15 (IANS) The three sons of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn have slammed the "poisonous attacks" against their father after his defeat in the December 12 UK general election.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Tendulkar searching for waiter who gave him advice
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar has sought help on Twitter for finding a waiter whose advice led him to redesign his elbow guard during his playing days. The Indian batting legend posted a video of him talking about the incident on his Twitter handle.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
14 killed in Nepal bus accident
Kathmandu, Dec 15 (IANS) At least 14 passengers were killed and 16 others injured in a bus accident on Sunday in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district , authorities confirmed.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Weinstein shares his new photo to show injury isn't fake
New York, Dec 15 (IANS) Disgraced former film executive Harvey Weinstein has released a photo of himself in a hospital in an attempt to distance himself from rumours that he is faking illness ahead of trial.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Johnson celebrates election win with spicy chicken curry
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Following his landslide victory in the December 12 general election, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson celebrated his win by tucking into a spicy chicken curry made by his girlfriend Carrie Symonds, accompanied by a glass of wine, it was reported on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Can consider asking De Villiers to reverse retirement: Boucher
Johannesburg, Dec 15 (IANS) Newly appointed South Africa coach Mark Boucher said that he may consider convincing recently retired players, including AB de Villiers, to turn out for South Africa going into the 2020 World T20 or beyond.
2019-12-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
UK's Prince Andrew used as bait by Epstein: Report
London, Dec 15 (IANS) The UK's Prince Andrew was used as bait by the late American financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in an attempt to lure a 15-year-old girl to the latter's Caribbean island, a media report said on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Curfew relaxed in Guwahati till 6 pm on Sunday
Guwahati, Dec 15 (IANS) Curfew has been relaxed in Assam's largest city Guwahati and in some parts of Dibrugarh for the second consecutive day on Sunday, after days of violent protests against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act on refugee naturalisation, police said.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
China suspends planned additional tariffs on some US products
Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) China has suspended the planned additional tariffs on some US products which were to be implemented at 12.01 p.m. on December 15, the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council said Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, China,Politics
UP man invokes the Gods to save trees
Gonda, Dec 15 (IANS) Over the years, activists have sparked various movements for conservation of trees from 'Chipko' movement to sapling plantation. But environment activist in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda, Paragdutt Mishra, is "directly" taking help from God to save the forest. He has saved more that a thousand trees so far.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
HK police foil second bomb plot in under a week
Hong Kong, Dec 15 (IANS) Police in Hong Kong said that they foiled a second bomb plot in under a week related to the ongoing anti-government protests after officers arrested three men allegedly testing home-made devices and chemicals in a secluded area.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Can't force players to travel to Pakistan: BCB chief
Dhaka, Dec 15 (IANS) Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan said that it won't be forcing the members of the national team to travel to Pakistan for the upcoming tour even if they receive a security clearance.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Barcelona stumble to 2-2 draw against Real Sociedad
San Sebastian (Spain), Dec 15 (IANS) FC Barcelona had to settle for a 2-2 away draw against Real Sociedad here Saturday in a closely matched LaLiga contest at Anoeta stadium, a result that could allow Real Madrid to take over first place ahead of next week's Clasico.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
SL dengue outbreak reaches epidemic proportions
Colombo, Dec 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka's health officials have said that the dengue outbreak in the island nation has reached epidemic proportions with the deaths of 120 people, adding that over 10 districts were affected by the rapidly increasing spread of the disease.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Afghan CEO approves vote recount in contested provinces
Kabul, Dec 15 (IANS) Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan's Chief Executive and one of the two favourites to win the country's presidential polls, said that his team would allow the Independence Election Commission (IEC) to go ahead with the audit of votes in provinces where it had previously blocked.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics
More free-float stocks needed to reduce volatility: NSE CEO
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) More 'Free-Float' stocks are needed to improve market depth as well as enhance liquidity in the Indian equity indices, opined a top official of the National Stock Exchange.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Inflation data, stagflation concerns to steer equity indices (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Concerns over Stagflation as well as macro-economic wholesale inflation data and global liquidity flows will determine the key equity market moves during the upcoming week, experts said.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mnuchin praises 'historic' 1st phase trade deal with China
Doha, Dec 15 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin applauded the "historic" first stage of the trade agreement with China to mitigate the trade conflict between the two economic giants since last year.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Qatar,Politics
Space failure part of big game: NASA-JPL CTO on Vikram lander
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Space missions are expected to fail which must not deter the scientific community in India that saw the Vikram lander not making it to the lunar surface from attempting again, as this is the business out there, Tom Soderstrom, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer at NASA JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), has stressed.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
Chennai-born Freshworks democratising Cloud-based software for all
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Not many Indian startups have a global story to tell, but the Cloud-based software company Freshworks with its roots in Chennai has evolved into a business valued at $3.7 billion with 12 global offices and a California-based headquarters in less than a decade.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
40,000 people protest in Rome against far-right policies
Rome, Dec 15 (IANS) At least 40,000 people protested in the streets of Rome against the far-right policies of Northern League leader and former Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Salvini.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Italy,Politics
PM Modi pays tributes to Sardar Patel on his death anniversary
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 69th death anniversary.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
We waited for a contest in Britain, we got a massacre (Comment)
The evening began disastrously not only because Boris Johnson won by a landslide but because our host, Lord Meghnad Desai, could not cook us a meal, having hurt his right hand (it is in plaster); our collective viewing of the election results was thrown into further disarray because his TV burnt out. Inexhaustibly stocked row of three refrigerators came in handy: smoked salmon, Italian bread and pizzas. At 10 pm he switched on his IPad. Exit polls had given Boris the biggest victory since Margaret Thatcher in 1987.
2019-12-15
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Amazfit GTR smartwatch: Packs latest features for less
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) China-based company Huami has ramped up its efforts to create a splash in the smart wearable market in India with its Amazfit portfolio.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Maduro to relaunch oil programme in 2020
Caracas, Dec 15 (IANS) Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has announced the relaunch of the so-called Petrocaribe programme, under which the country supplies oil to other Caribbean nations on favourable financing terms, in 2020.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Jharkhand polls: Close contest in Deoghar
Deoghar (Jharkhand), Dec 15 (IANS) Famous for Lord Shiva's Baidyanath Jyotirling, Deoghar in Jharkhand is one of the most important religious places for Hindus. The seat will go to polls on Monday (December 16) in the fourth phase of the Jharkhand Assembly elections. The contest on this seat is interesting.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Indian-American Representative to head Congressional panel
New York, Dec 15 (IANS) Indian-American Representative Ami Bera has been selected to lead an important Congressional panel dealing with Asia and with non-proliferation.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Delhi women welcome DTC joyrides
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) For 39-year-old house help Sunita, work opportunities were limited to her area as she could not afford travelling even in the public transport, but Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's announcement of free travel for women in public buses came as a relief because now she can travel to the nearby areas without spending money.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
China's inexcusable internment of Uighur Muslims (Comment)
There has been much written and an outpouring of protests throughout 2019 against the Chinese internment of more than one million Uighur Muslims in the western Xinjiang region of China. In response, China has continuously rationalized its horrific treatment of the Uighur Muslims as an effort to contain and stop Islamic terrorism. It has also claimed that the internment camps are vocational skill retraining centres. The evidence clearly shows these are falsehoods. In a stunning November 16 feature article titled 'The Xinjiang Papers', the New York Times published a story based upon 400-plus pages of leaked documents that disclosed the abhorrent truth about China's internment camps.
2019-12-15
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Salah brace helps Liverpool continue winning streak
London, Dec 15 (IANS) A Mohamed Salah brace at home to Watford extended Liverpool's winning streak in the English Premier League.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Kohli, Rohit rivalry moves into ODIs with start of WIndies series
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) Indian captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma, in limited overs cricket, have some distance between them as far as their ODI career runs are concerned. While the pair are neck and neck at the top of the run-scoring charts in T20Is, even finishing the recently concluded series against the West Indies on 2,633 runs, Kohli has 2,834 more runs in ODI cricket than Rohit.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Mobile handset import duty may be kept at 20% in budget
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The government is unlikely to increase the basic customs duty on import of mobile handsets from 20 per cent in the upcoming budget, according to official sources. No proposal was under consideration to increase duty, said the sources.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Imran discusses bilateral ties, security with Saudi Crown Prince
Islamabad/Riyadh, Dec 15 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was in Saudi Arabia on a day-long visit, met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in Riyadh during which the two leaders discussed bilateral relations and the overall security situation in the region.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Fossil Gen 5: Will keep Wear OS enthusiasts happy
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) When you think of Google's Wear OS, not many names of smartwatches may strike you immediately. But keen observers may recall Misfit and some others might name Fossil.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
2 clerics killed in road mishap in UP
Muzaffarnagar, Dec 15 (IANS) Two clerics from the Sherpur village in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar were killed after a truck rammed into their bike on the national highway 58.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Buy a product because a star endorses it! (Column: B-Town)
Remember the first Liril soap ad? Few who have lived through the 1980s would forget it. The legend with the ad read: 'Come Alive With Freshness. And just about everything, from props to the accompanying jingle to the model, complemented the caption. However, the best thing about the ad was its model, Karen Lunel.
2019-12-15
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India rescues persecuted Hindus (Column: Spy's Eye)
The alacrity with which Union Home Minister Amit Shah has pushed the new Citizenship Amendment Bill through the two Houses of Parliament reflects the determination of the Modi regime to implement its larger national agenda in its current tenure -- unfazed by the ramblings of a disparate opposition. For decades, this country witnessed a polity of permissive corruption, majority-minority divide and unwillingness to deal with the lingering problems of Kashmir, illegal migrants and faith-based militancy.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Xiaomi may lose top spot in Indian smartphone market in 2020
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is confident that it will be able to retain its No. 1 position in the Indian smartphone market next year too, but industry experts believe that the country may see a different winner in 2020.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Musharraf urges stay on high treason trial
Lahore, Dec 15 (IANS) Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has filed an application in the Lahore High Court (LHC), urging it to stay the proceedings pending before a special court in Islamabad which is seized with the high treason case against him.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Bride drugs family, runs away with valuables
Badaun (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 15 (IANS) A newly wed woman fled from her in-laws' house with cash and ornaments after giving sedatives in the dinner to the entire family.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Muslim litigants may file curative petition on Ayodhya judgement
Lucknow, Dec 15 (IANS) The Muslim litigants in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title case are now mulling a proposal to file a curative petition following the rejection of their review petition on the judgement by the Supreme Court.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Jack Black: I could use a little more inner calm
Los Cabos (Mexico), Dec 15 (IANS) Hollywood star Jack Black feels he gets down on himself quite often, about what people think about him, and says he could do with some inner calm.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Mexico,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rape victim's condition critical, accused held
Fatehpur (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 15 (IANS) The condition of the young woman, who was allegedly raped and then set on fire by her own uncle in Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur district on Saturday afternoon, continues to be 'highly critical'.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt open to pre-budget suggestions to revive economy
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has kept the channel open for further sectoral intervention to put the economy back on the track in the upcoming 2020-21 Budget, if it's brought to her notice during the pre-budget consultations, starting on Monday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ayodhya railway station to get temple look
Lucknow, Dec 15 (IANS) Devotees who travel to Ayodhya by train after a year will get a glance of the proposed Ram temple at the city's railway station itself.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
CAG finds gaps in levying anti-dumping duties, export promotion schemes
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) National auditor CAG has found several cases of non-compliance and escaping of anti-dumping duties besides gaps in export promotion schemes such as the Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) resulting in revenue loss to the exchequer in financial year 2017-18.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Will Uddhav bite the bullet on Motor Vehicles Act?
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Over a fortnight into office, all eyes are on the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government's much-anticipated stand on the implementation of the contentious Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, according to highly placed sources.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Vegetables stay hot despite winter season
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) As new kharif crops start arriving in the markets by this time, prices of vegetables and grain begin to cool. But this is yet to happen this season due to late monsoon downpour across the country that caused the supply crunch.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
More healthcare services may come under GST net
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The government may bring certain healthcare services under the GST net, touching upon a sensitive area, as it looks to give a leg up to revenue mobilisation hit hard in the ongoing economic slowdown.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
White Island's volcano eruption death toll hits 15
Wellington, Dec 15 (IANS) A recovery team landing on White Island to search for the two deceased who remained unaccounted for was not able to find the bodies while the death toll of the volcanic eruption increased to 15, the New Zealand Police said on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Scientists reveal distribution history of endangered trees
Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) Chinese scientists have revealed how the distribution of abies trees changed in the Quaternary glacial period, providing scientific guidance for the protection of the endangered species against climate change.
2019-12-15
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
'Narcos' star Wagner Moura: I am a political artiste
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Brazilian actor-director Wagner Moura, globally popular as the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in the hit series "Narcos", has strong opinions about his home country's current government. He calls himself a "political artiste" and says it breaks his heart to see a country declaring war on culture and artistes.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
French govt studies ways to end strike before Christmas
Paris, Dec 15 (IANS) The French government is studying potential areas of discussion with trade unions in a bid to end a nationwide strike over pension reforms.
2019-12-15
Category: International, France,Business/Economy
Fans want Cardi B to cheat on Offset with bodyguard
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B's fans want her to date her "handsome" bodyguard.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Actress Gita Siddharth no more
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Gita Siddharth Kak breathed her last in the evening of December 14 in Mumbai.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Daisy Ridley: I am quite spiritual
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Daisy Ridley is says she is spiritual, and she believes that "things happen for a reason".
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kim Kardashian can be 'so mean' to sister Kourtney
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian says she can be really mean to her elder sister Kourtney, as she vows to try and strengthen their bond.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran says ready for prisoner swap with US
Tehran, Dec 15 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday that Iran is ready for exchange of prisoners with the US.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Three women dead, four injured in Delhi fire
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Three women died and four others were injured after a fire broke out in Delhi's Shalimar Bagh area on Saturday at around 6 p.m., sources said.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parties with communal intentions trying to stoke violence: Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Accusing some political parties with "religious fundamentalism and communal intentions" of deliberately trying to stoke violence, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday warned that her government would not tolerate any disruption and vandalism and deal strictly with the perpetrators.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Swastika sign on police signage at Delhi PHQ raises eyebrows
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Amid the various sights and sounds of the protesters in front of Delhi police headquarters at ITO in the national capital, a swastika sign daubed on a police signboard is catching the attention.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Railway employees hid in toilet to save lives from mob
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) A handful of terrified railway employees spent, perhaps, the most agonising moments of their lives hiding in a toilet as a rampaging mob went about destroying railway property and setting afire whatever they could lay their hands on at a station in Kolkatas southern suburbs on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Withdraw ads against NRC, CAA: Dhankhar to Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Describing as "unconstitutional" the West Bengal government's television advertisement saying the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will not be implemented in the state, governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday appealed to chief minister Mamata Banerjee to withdraw the campaign.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ton means a lot to me: Hetmyer
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) Centurion Shimron Hetmyer on Sunday said the knock of 139 means a lot to him, especially since West Indies ended up on the winning side against India in the first ODI here.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Police on toes as students, politicos protest at PHQ
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Delhi Police seems to be on toes as the students and other interest groups make their way to the Delhi Police Headquarters at ITO here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
I have never seen this: Kohli on Jadeja run-out call
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) A visibly angry Indian captain Virat Kohli on Sunday lashed out at umpire Shaun George's late run-out call involving Ravindra Jadeja during India's first ODI against the West Indies here, saying he has never seen that happen on a cricket field.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Anti-CAA mob attacks railway station in Bengal, 5 cops hurt
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) A group of anti-Citizenship Act agitators turned violent and attacked the railway properties at a station in the southern suburb of the West Bengal capital on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
AMU shut down till Jan 5 after violence
Aligarh, Dec 15 (IANS) The Aligarh Muslim University has been shut down till January 5 after violence erupted in the university late on Sunday night, in protest against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Delhi violence due to failure of intelligence?
New Delhi, Dec 15 Dec 15 (IANS) Unprecedented violence over Citizenship Act in Delhi on Sunday may be due to the intelligence failure of the Delhi Police. The police seems to have been caught off guard as they could not anticipate violence on such a large scale, a source in the police said.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Two held for objectionable posts on Andhra woman MLA
Amaravati, Dec 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh police on Sunday arrested two sympathizers of opposition TDP for making objectionable comments about a woman legislator belonging to ruling YSR Congress Party.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Right decision was made, that's important: Pollard on Jadeja run-out call
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard on Sunday said the right decision was taken in the end regarding umpire Shaun George's late run-out call involving Ravindra Jadeja during India's first ODI against the West Indies here.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Violence erupts in Aligarh Muslim University too
Aligarh, Dec 15 (IANS) After Jamia Milia in Delhi, violence erupted in the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) late on Sunday night, in protest against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
I have never seen this happen: Kohli on Jadeja run-out call
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) A visibly angry Indian captain Virat Kohli on Sunday lashed out at umpire Shaun George's late run-out call involving Ravindra Jadeja during India's first ODI against the West Indies here, saying he has never seen that happen on a cricket field.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
CRPF officer, driver killed in landslide on Jammu-Srinagar NH
Srinagar, Dec 15 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer and his driver were killed in a landslide on Jammu-Srinagar national highway near Khuni Nallah in Ramban district on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tension runs high near Delhi PHQ, more protesters gather
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Several students and social activists gathered at the Delhi Police headquarters near ITO in response to an emergency protest demonstration call given by the JNU students' union, here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ISL: Mumbai ends Bengaluru's unbeaten run in 5-goal spectacle
Bengaluru, Dec 15 (IANS) Mumbai City FC showed great character and a steely resolve as they ended Bengaluru FC's unbeaten start to the season with a spectacular 3-2 win in the Indian Super League clash at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
WI beat India by 8 wickets in 1st ODI, Hetmyer, Hope hit tons
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) Shimron Hetmyer cracked a career-best 139 while Shai Hope scored an unbeaten 102 as the West Indies romped to a eight-wicket victory against India in the first One-Day International at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Egyptian prez calls for joint efforts to fight terrorism
Egypt, Dec 15 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi stressed on Sunday that joint efforts are needed to fight terrorism.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Egypt,Terrorism
Morocco arrests IS suspect
Rabat, Dec 15 (IANS) Moroccan security forces have arrested a man with suspected link to the Islamic State (IS) militant group.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Malta,Terrorism
Anti-CAA protest: Metro services at several stations shut
New Delhi, 15 Dec(IANS) In the wake of violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in south Delhi on Sunday, the Delhi Metro has suspended services at 12 metro stations as precautionary measure.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: 12 Delhi Metro stations shut as students-police face-off
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2019-12-15
Category: International, Israel,
Seurity forces clash with local militia in Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 15 (IANS) The Northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif was tense on Sunday as security forces clashed with a private militia affiliated with a rogue police commander resisting arrest.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Schools in south east Delhi to stay shut on Monday
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) All schools in south east Delhi will remain shut on Monday, Delhi deputy chief minister and education minister Manish Sisoda announced here on Sunday night.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
I am disappointed with climate talk outcomes: Guterres
Madrid, Dec 15 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday said he was disappointed with the outcome of the UN Climate Change Conference or COP25 that ended in this Spanish capital almost 44 hours beyond the scheduled closing time.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
Police deny entering Jamia campus forcefully
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Sunday denied reports of entering the Jamia Millia University campus here in the wake of violent protests that left several injured and many vehicles destroyed.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Former Union minister Swami dead
Chandigarh, Dec 15 (IANS) Former Union Minister of State for Home Affairs I.D. Swami died due to a heart ailment on Sunday afternoon. He was 90.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Ex-cop begins 1,150 km march for Bharat Ratna to Dhyan Chand
Khargone, Dec 15 (IANS) Tarak Kumar Parkar, 61, a retired Madhya Pradesh policeman, set off on a journey on foot to Delhi with a Tricolour in his hand to demand Bharat Ratna for hockey icon Dhyan Chand, here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Sweden beat Thailand 3-1, enter U-17 women's football final
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Sweden moved into the final of the U-17 women's football tournament with a 3-1 victory over Thailand at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Israel bans Christians from reaching West Bank, Jerusalem
Gaza, Dec 15 (IANS) Israel has banned the Christian minority who live in the Gaza Strip ruled by Hamas from visiting Christian holy sites and churches in the West Bank and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas, a spokesman for the Christian community said on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
Delhi Police' olive branch to anti-CAA protesters
New Delhi, 15 Dec (IANS) The police forces tried to calm down the anti-CAA protesters in Jamia Nagar on Sunday. Following the mop up operations of violence, the situation was brought under control.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP and BJP trade charges as Delhi burns
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) As Sunday witnessed large-scale violence in the national capital in the name of protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act, the identity of real culprits remained elusive. But that didn't stop politicians from doing what they do best - politicking on an extremely delicate matter.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B'desh Intl Challenge: Lakshya Sen wins men's single title
Dhaka, Dec 15 (IANS) Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen won the men's singles title at the Bangladesh International Challenge 2019 after registering a straight-game win over Malaysia's Leong Jun Hao in the summit clash here on Sunday. It was also the fifth title of the season for the 18-year-old Indian.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Badminton
Kohli irked with umpire's late run-out call
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli was left fuming after South African umpire Shaun George referred a late run-out call involving Ravindra Jadeja during India's first ODI against the West Indies here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Thief caught driving stolen car with paper licence plate
Angola (Indiana, US), Dec 15 (IANS) In the end, it turned out that New York resident Joshua Lewis-Brown was too smart for his own good: Riding a stolen car with paper licence plate with registration number scrawled in cryon is not a good idea, after all.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Angola,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CAA: Jamia area turns into war zone, student-police stand-off
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Petrol bombs targeted police personnel, ordinary citizens and the media as a raging mob that seized parts of south Delhi refused to let go. Despite a police flag march in the Jamia Nagar area, and tear gas used to disperse stone pelting protestors, five hours since demonstrators turned violent and clashed with police, anger still seethes.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jamia proctor accuses police of forceful entry on campus
New Delhi, 15 Dec (IANS) Even as Delhi police continued their efforts to control the situation in the wake of anti-CAA violence here on Sunday, the chief proctor of Jamia Millia Islamia has accused the Delhi police of forcefully entering the university campus and beating up the students.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha announces cash reward for info on Pangolin smuggling
Bhubaneswar, Dec 15 (IANS) The Odisha Forest department has announced a cash reward for the people, who provide information about the smuggling of Pangolins in the state, said an official on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tokyo inaugurates National Stadium ahead of 2020 Olympics
Tokyo, Dec 15 (IANS) The new National Stadium in Tokyo was inaugurated on Sunday, six months ahead of the Olympic Games here and it will be used for the first time during the Emperor's Cup final next month.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Pakistani PM to pay visit to Bahrain on Monday
Islamabad, Dec 15 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay a day-long visit to Bahrain on Monday on the invitation of Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to attend the National Day of Bahrain as Guest of Honour, the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan said on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
SBI may pay Essar lenders on Monday as ArcelorMittal pays up
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI), the lead banker of the bankrupt Essar Steel, is likely to settle dues of other lenders as it received Rs 40,000 crore on Friday from ArcelorMittal, which is going to takeover the company bringing to an end to the much-prolonged resolution process.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jamia teachers, Kejriwal condemn violence in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Jamia Teachers Association has condemned the violence that erupted here on Sunday afternoon against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'US-China phase-one trade deal very encouraging'
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) The phase-one economic and trade agreement announced by the United States and China is "very encouraging," Stephen Cheung, president of the World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTCLA), said.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Chile protests: Santiago's walls turn into open-air museum
Santiago, Dec 15 (IANS) The walls of Chile's capital Santiago are bearing witness to the biggest wave of protests in the country's democratic history and have become makeshift canvasses for dozens of creatives looking to reflect the social discontent through the medium of street art.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Meghan's throwback Instagram pic wows fans
London, Dec 15 (IANS) A throwback snap of Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, as a 16-year-old has wowed her Instagram fans who are clearly perplexed as to how little she has aged over the years.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
TN govt transfers Fathima Latheef suicide case to CBI
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has transferred the case of 19-year old Fathima Latheef, a student of Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the police said.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak, SL forced to settle for draw in rain-hit 1st Test
Rawalpindi, Dec 15 (IANS) Abid Ali and Babar Azam slammed a century each on the fifth and final day of Pakistan's first Test at home in a decade against Sri Lanka as the rain-hit contest here ended in a draw on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Tahira Kashyap, Karisma Kapoor root for women fitness
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Karisma Kapoor and filmmaker Tahira Kashyap on Sunday cheered up for the women who participated in Pinkathon.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australia beats NZ in 1st Test by 296 runs, take 1-0 lead
Perth, Dec 15 (IANS) A brilliant bowling display guided Australia to an emphatic 296-run victory over New Zealand in the first affair of the three-match Test rubber at the Perth Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Umpire George in eye of storm after Jadeja run-out incident
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) South African umpire Shaun George found himself in hot water during India's first ODI against the West Indies as he did not give Ravindra Jadeja run out initially only to be proven wrong as replays showed the batsman was short of his crease, forcing him to review it, with the third umpire sending the left-hander back in the hut.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Mithun comes through in a thriller at ICC Golf meet
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Sri Lankan Mithun Perera put up a resilient display to come through in a thriller in the final round and lift the trophy at the inaugural ICC RCGC Open Golf Championship played at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Golf
CAA: Delhi buses burnt, as mob ran amok targetting citizen (4th Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Residents and commuters in the heart of the national capital ran for their lives as a raging mob of almost 1,000 people protested against the Citizenship Act on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Mayhem in Bengal as anti-CAA protests turn violent
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Two trains were vandalised, and railway stations, track, property and RPF vehicles were set on fire as Trinamool Congress and Congress members joined the protests against the new citizenship law (CAA), obstructing train and vehicular movement, prompting the state government to shut down internet services in some parts of West Bengal on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CAA violence in Delhi: When residents left their cars and ran for life (3rd Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Residents and commuters in heart of the national capital ran for their lives as protests against the Citizenship Act turned violent on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
AICF President has put players interest at risk: Secretary
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) The Special Meeting of All India Chess Federation (AICF) General Body will be held as scheduled on Dec 22 at Gurugram in Haryana, said a senior official.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
CAA violence in Delhi: When residents left their cars and ran for life (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Residents and commuters in heart of the national capital ran for their lives as protests against the Citizenship Act turned violent on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Maps of memory's landscape
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) You tell her that you read somewhere that the most beautiful places in the world are cursed with conflict. She pauses, and whispers that she didn't really emotionally investigate that thought in the book.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
AICF President has put players interest at risk: Secretary
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) The Special Meeting of All India Chess Federation (AICF) General Body will be held as scheduled on Dec 22 at Gurugram in Haryana, said a senior official.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
1st ODI: Iyer, Pant fifties help India post 287/8 against Windies
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant slammed fluent half centuries as India's middle order came to party to help the side post 287/8 in 50 overs against the West Indies in the first One-Day International at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Mahesh Bhatt raises voice against Citizenship Act
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt on Sunday took a pledge not to support the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
1st ODI: Iyer, Pant fifties help India post 288/8 against Windies
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant slammed fluent half centuries as India's middle order came to party to help the side post 288/8 in 50 overs against the West Indies in the first One-Day International at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Tesla unveils 15.4 kW home solar system
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) Electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla has unveiled a 15.4 kW solar system suitable for 4,000 plus sqft and above homes as part of its attempt to revamp the solar business.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Cantabil eyes 400 outlets in one year, to invest Rs 25 cr
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Apparel brand Cantabil Retail India plans to expand its presence across the country by raising in one year the number of outlets to 400 from 290 and invest Rs 25 crore in tier I and II cities.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tweet on black beauty pageant winners irks Twitterati
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) A tweet about black women bagging titles ranging from Miss Universe to Miss Teen USA by a media house irked a section of Twitterati on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
5 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan
Qalat (Afghanistan), Dec 15 (IANS) Five militants were killed after the Afghan security forces targeted Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan's Uruzgan and Kandahar provinces on Sunday, Afghan Army said in a statement.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Afghanistan,Politics
CAA violence claims 4 buses in heart of Delhi, 2 injured
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Four buses were set ablaze by a mob and two fire officials were injured in stone pelting as the protests against the newly enacted Citizenship Act entered the third day in the national capital on Sunday. Jamia student were not involved in the brawl, the varsity union said.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
State govts will disrespect Ambedkar in opposing CAA: RSS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Indresh Kumar, a key Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary, on Sunday, lashed out at the Congress and other opposition parties for protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act. He said, those state governments who have threatened not to implement the Act in their states, will run the risk of disrespecting Ambedkar.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CAA protests: 4 buses set ablaze, fire fighters injured in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Four buses were set ablaze by a mob and two fire officials were injured in stone pelting as the protests against the newly enacted Citizenship Act entered the third day in the national capital on Sunday. Jamia student were not involved in the brawl, the varsity union said.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
'Israeli people's commitment helped counter Arab attacks'
Chandigarh, Dec 15 (IANS) The dedication and commitment of Israeli people for their country has always helped them to counter the attacks of their Arab enemies.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Baghel tweets reply in kind after BJP MLA's poem
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Call it poetic politics or what, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday paid back in kind, literally, to an earlier tweet of a poem by BJP MLA Brijmohan Agrawal.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
6 booked in UP for raping Class 10 student
Mau, Dec 15 (IANS) Six youths have been booked in connection with an alleged gang rape of a Class 10 student under Madhuban police circle in Mau district of Uttar Pradesh.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Queen': Befitting yet self-limited homage to Jayalalithaa (Review; Rating: ***)
"Queen" (MX Player series); Cast: Ramya Krishnnan, Anikha Surendran, Anjana Jaiprakash, Sonia Agarwal; Direction: Gautham Vasudev Menon, Prasath Murugesan; Rating: *** (three stars)
2019-12-15
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Cong inciting violence over Citizenship Act: Modi
Dumka, Dec 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday claimed that his government saved the country by getting the Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) passed by Parliament.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Jharkhand,National,Politics
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G to come with 90Hz display
Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) The upcoming Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G would come with a curved edged screen with a punch hole in the top left corner. Besides, the smartphone's screen would have a refresh rate of 90Hz, according to its promo.
2019-12-15
Category: International, China,Technology
Coal ministry's SDC to address environmental concerns
New Delhi, 15 Dec (IANS) The Ministry of Coal will establish a sustainable development cell (SDC) aimed at promoting mining activity in an environmentally sustainable manner, the ministry said on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Farhan Akhtar hits out at troll over Citizenship Act
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Director-actor Farhan Akhtar on Sunday called a social media user "bigot" after the person asked him to reach out to Muslims, to stop destroying the country's property while protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
I-League: Mohun Bagan look to turn tide against Gokulam (Preview)
Kalyani, Dec 15 (IANS) Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan will look to turn the tide against Gokulam Kerala FC (GKFC), a side they have not beaten in five previous encounters, as they are slated to host them in Monday's second 13th I-League game at the Kalyani Municipality Stadium here.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
In Kerala CPI-M, rules are not the same
Alappuzha (Kerala), Dec 15 (IANS) For the CPI-M in Kerala, there appears to be different yardsticks of disciplinary action for different party leaders, at least when their children are involved in wrong doings.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Arms (Amendment) Bill turns law, gets President's nod
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) New Arms (Amendment) Act has come into force with President Ram Nath Kovind giving his assent to a Bill cleared by Parliament earlier this week to help the government in controlling proliferation of illegal arms and ammunition in the country.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Opposition behind anti-CAA unrest: Modi
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Alleging that the Congress can't think beyond the family, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday squalrely put the blame of all the large scale violent protests against the newly enacted Citizenship Amendment Act on the Congress-led opposition.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Twitter abuzz as WI's Cottrell scalps Kohli, Rahul
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell's name on Sunday trended on Twitter after he scalped the wickets of India captain Virat Kohli and KL Rahul in the first ODI here.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Curfew relaxed in Guwahati, situation improving: Police
Guwahati, Dec 15 (IANS) Amid gradual improvement in the law and order situation, curfew was relaxed in Assam's biggest city of Guwahati and in some parts of Dibrugarh for the second consecutive day on Sunday, after days of violent protests against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, police said.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Assam,National
Tea-lovers tweet love for hot beverage, with bit of fun
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Tea-lovers tweeted their liking for the hot beverage on Twitter on the occasion of International Tea Day on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Apple, Spotify podcasts available on Amazon Echo
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) Apple and Swedish streaming giant Spotify's podcasts are now available on Amazon's Echo line up of devices.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Padmini Kolhapure's son Priyaank excited about debut film
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Veteran actress Padmini Kolhapure's son Priyaank Sharma is all set to make his Bollywood debut with the upcoming film "Sab Kushal Mangal", and he is in complete awe of his co-star Akshaye Khanna.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sarpreet first Indian-origin player to play for Bayern Munich
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Attacking midfielder Sarpreet Singh became the first player of Indian descent to play in the German Bundesliga while making his debut in FC Bayern Munich's 6-1 thrashing of Werder Bremen on Saturday night.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Bengal's Shyamali bags silver after tumour scare
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Long distance running is about breaking barriers and Shyamali Singh is doing just that. Every stride she takes is aimed at bigger success than her previous one. She didnt disappoint in TSK 25K as well, when she finished second on Sunday with a timing of 1:39:02.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Kenya's Mungara, Kwambai win Taipei Marathon
Taipei, Dec 15 (IANS) More than 28,000 runners, including about 3,000 from outside of Taiwan, competed in the Taipei Marathon on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Sports,Other Sports
Mhadei row: Goa Congress protests in Delhi against MoEF
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) Accusing the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre of "politically victimising" Goa over its neighbour Karnataka, vis a vis the issue of diversion of Mhadei river water and the Southern state's controversial Kalasa-Banduri dam project, the Goa Congress leaders staged a dharna in the national capital and demanded a rollback on the clearance given by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) to the dam project.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Actress Payal Rohatgi arrested by Rajasthan Police
Jaipur, Dec 15 (IANS) Rajasthan police on Sunday arrested actress Payal Rohatgi over her controversial video on freedom fighter Motilal Nehru.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
1 killed in Philippines 6.8-magnitude quake
Manila, Dec 15 (IANS) A six-year-old girl was killed when the house she was in collapsed during a magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
UN COP25 find climate action consensus after marathon talks
Madrid, Dec 15 (IANS) The plenary meeting at the UN climate summit taking place in Madrid on Sunday reached an agreement to boost action on the climate crisis in 2020.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Meghalaya to hold special session to adopt ILP resolution
Shillong, Dec 15 (IANS) The Meghalaya Assembly will hold a one-day special session on December 19 to pass a resolution to introduce the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state, Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National
Stars' flares can kill potential life on exoplanets: Study
Abu Dhabi, Dec 15 (IANS) NASA has identified over 4,100 exoplanets -- planets that orbit stars outside the Solar System -- but space researchers at New York University in Abu Dhabi now say that not all exoplanets in habitable zones will be able to maintain hospitable conditions for life.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Togo,Science/Tech
Bengal govt shuts down internet in parts of state
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) West Bengal government on Sunday suspended internet services in some parts of the state following continuing violence by protesters railing against the new citizenship law (CAA).
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Iran foils 2nd cyber attack in a week
Tehran, Dec 15 (IANS) Iran has foiled a second cyber attack, which electronic government systems, in under a week, a Minister said on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Actress Payal Rohatgi arrested by Rajasthan Police
Jaipur, Dec 15 (IANS) Rajasthan police on Sunday arrested actress Payal Rohatgi over her controversial video on freedom fighter Motilal Nehru.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Decks clear for major infra projects in Agra
Agra, Dec 15 (IANS) With the Supreme Court lifting temporary moratorium on construction projects, in the Taj Trapezium Zone, work is likely to begin on a slew of developmental projects that could change the profile of Agra, the star tourist destination of India.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy
Siddaramaiah discharged from hospital
Bengaluru, Dec 15 (IANS) Senior Karnataka Congress leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah has been discharged from the hospital after heart treatment on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Twitter abuzz as India take on WI in Chennai ODI
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) As West Indies and India came face to face for the first of the three-match ODIs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday, #INDvsWI trended on Twitter with 3,449 tweets.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
CAA & NRC: Don't confuse one for the other
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) With the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 turning into an Act, there's a sense of confusion among many that the CAA and NRC will deny citizenship to certain existing Indian citizens or it is against Indian Muslims. On the contrary, the two - one now an Act, and the other a proposal, are as different as chalk and cheese.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kareena gets ready at Bengaluru airport for cousin's roka
Bengaluru, Dec 15 (IANS) Due to busy work schedule, actress Kareena Kapoor Khan had to get ready for her cousin Armaan Jain's roka ceremony (a pre-wedding ritual) at the Bengaluru airport.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MCA's 2019 Review: Steps for ease in business, insolvency resolution
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) In its year-end review, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) on Sunday mentioned the various steps it undertook in 2019 for ease of doing business and creating a robust insolvency framework.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Leonard, Guteni write new event record at TSK 25K
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Leonard Barsoton of Kenya and Guteni Shone of Ethiopia rewrote the event records to light up the lazy Sunday morning even as 15,445 running enthusiasts made the World Athletics only Silver Label accredited run at this distance -- Tata Steel Kolkata (TSK) 25K -- one of the most competitive distance running event across the globe.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Mammootty's 'Mamangam' leaked online, FIR filed
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 15 (IANS) The Ernakulam police here registered an anti-piracy case on Sunday against those who are alleged to have illegally uploaded superstar Mammootty's magnum opus "Mamangam" to the internet.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
PM leads nation in paying tribute to Sardar Patel
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday led the nation in paying tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 69th death anniversary, as the Twitterati remembered contribution of "Iron Man" of Indian polity.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Caretaker PM denounces US sanctions on Iraqi figures
Baghdad, Dec 15 (IANS) Iraqi caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Sunday condemned the inclusion of Iraqi figures in a list of US sanctions despite their role in combating the Islamic State (IS) terror group.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Thunberg sorry for 'put leaders against the wall' comment
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg has apologised for saying world leaders should be "put against the wall", the media reported on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
It's a wrap for Ayushmann's 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan'
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana and the team of "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan" has completed the upcoming film's shooting.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hit the brakes on FASTag: Twitterati
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) As the Centre again extended the deadline for the implementation of the FASTag payments system at toll plazas across India, Twitter users on Sunday griped over the hiccups they were facing or were likely to face.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Racing win Argentina's inaugural Champions Trophy
Mar del Plata (Argentina), Dec 15 (IANS) Racing Club has secured the first edition of Argentina's Champions Trophy by defeating Tigre 2-0 in the coastal city of Mar del Plata.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Argentina,Sports,Football
Norway's Telenor to continue using Huawei equipment for 5G
Oslo, Dec 15 (IANS) Norway's largest mobile operator Telenor has said it would continue working with Chinese company Huawei for its fifth-generation (5G) telecom network, while adding Sweden's Ericsson as its new supplier.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Norway,Technology
Vegetable prices rising, but farmers' income isn't
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The sharp rise in onion prices and consequent rise in food inflation has disturbed the math for policy makers and the budget of millions of middle and lower class Indian households.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Salman finds Dhoni 'Dabangg player'
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan's favourite cricketer is none other than Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Samsung to supply 4G, 5G telecom solutions to Canada
Seoul, Dec 15 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. said on Sunday it has won a deal to supply fourth-generation (4G) and fifth-generation (5G) network equipment to Videotron, a Canadian telecom firm.
2019-12-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Markets are on a roll again (Market Watch)
Markets last week lost on one trading day and gained on the remaining four trading sessions. BSESENSEX gained 564.56 points or 1.40 per cent to close at 41,009.71 points, while the NIFTY gained 165.20 points or 1.39 per cent to close at 12,086.70 points. The broader market saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 gain 1.40 per cent, 1.31 per cent and 1.19 per cent, respectively.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy
CAA: Taj city on alert as tourists pour in
Agra, Dec 15 (IANS) Fearing spill over effect from Aligarh to Agra, district authorities here have made elaborate security arrangements to foil any trouble in view of the opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
NZ volcano toll reaches 16
Wellington, Dec 15 (IANS) An Australian national who was injured in New Zealands deadly White Island volcano eruption, has died in a hospital in Sydney, bringing the death toll to 16, police said here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Ex-cricketer involved in UP brawl
Meerut, Dec 15 (IANS) Former cricketer Praveen Kumar has been accused of beating up his neighbour and manhandling a minor boy.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Flight services to northeast normal
Guwahati/Agartala, Dec 15 (IANS) With the situation improving in Assam and other northeastern states which witnessed violent agitations last week over the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, all the 10 airports in the region were operational on Sunday, officials said.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Assam,National
All you need to know about proposed pan-India NRC
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) As soon as the Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed in both houses of Parliament and given Presidential assent making it a law, loud murmurs started about another proposed legislation -- a nationwide NRC. So what is the NRC that the opposition is worried about and has many concerned?
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh wins Miss World crown; Suman Rao 2nd runner up
London, Dec 15 (IANS) The finale of the 2019 Miss World beauty contest came to an end with Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh claiming the coveted title at a glitzy ceremony in London, where India's Suman Rao bagged the second runner up spot.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Madonna cozies up to dancer Ahlamalik Williams
Miami, Dec 15 (IANS) Singer Madonna, 61, was seen cozying up to dancer Ahlamalik Williams, 26, here.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China cancels planned additional tariffs after deal with US
Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) China said on Sunday that it would cancel additional tariffs it was set to impose on US products after both sides reached a partial agreement to mitigate the trade dispute between the two superpowers that has raged on for the past year-and-a-half.
2019-12-15
Category: International, China,Politics
Abusive groom sent back without marriage
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 15 (IANS) A groom was kicked out of his own wedding and the "baraat" sent back after the groom abused some women from the bride's side.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shooter Vartika Singh wants to hang Nirbhaya killers
Lucknow, Dec 15 (IANS) International shooter Vartika Singh has written a letter in blood to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, expressing her desire to execute the capital punishment to the four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape case who are facing a death sentence.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Sports
Scarlett Johansson jokes about engagement to Colin Jost
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson poked fun at her engagement to comedian Colin Jost during a Marvel-themed "Saturday Night Live" monologue.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
1st ODI: West Indies put India to bat (Toss)
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and opted to field against India in the first contest of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) rubber at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Taylor Swift's holiday-themed birthday party
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift celebrated her 30th birthday and the holiday season together.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Gas pumps across N.America under POS malware attack: Visa
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) American multinational financial services major VISA has warned that North American merchants who operate gas stations are under attack from cybercrime groups who are looking to deploy point-of-sale (POS) malware on their networks.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Your one-stop guide to Citizenship (Amendment) Act
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) If the monsoon session of Parliament created history by junking the controversial Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special powers to the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir, this winter session that ended this Friday became known for another equally controversial legislation - the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which now, after being passed by both the houses has become an Act.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
E-commerce platforms launch year-end fashion sales
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANSlife) E-commerce sites Amazon and Myntra are riding the year-end fashion sales wave, and are offering discounts on apparel, watches, jewellery, shoes, sportswear, handbags, wallets, sunglasses, and luggage.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Healthy snacks for your mid-meal cravings
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANSlife) Snacking in office is almost inevitable. But more often than not, employees catch them in front of calorie-laden vending machine options, or worse, street food like samosas and pakoras that are high on oil and salt content.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
6.9-magnitude quake rattles Philippines
Manila, Dec 15 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale struck the island of Mindanao in southern Philippines on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Anti-CAA protesters obstruct key highways in Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Anti-CAA protesters took to the streets for the third day at a stretch in West Bengal, as they felled trees and burnt tyres to obstruct key national and state highways on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Rio de Janeiro lights up world's tallest floating Christmas tree
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 15 (IANS) The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has lit up its traditional floating Christmas tree - one of the biggest of its kind in the world - with musical shows and fireworks, marking the beginning of the December festivities.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Brazil,Human Interest/Society
Golconda and Diamonds
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANSlife) Years ago, the very mention of the name Golconda, brought up the image of diamonds, heaps and heaps of beautiful diamonds! In fact the legendary name "Golconda Diamond" became synonymous with Golconda itself. It was during the reign of the historic Qutb Shahi dynasty (also known as the "Golconda Sultanate") in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, that Golconda began to become synonymous with diamonds.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Pak FO spokesman named new envoy to Germany
Islamabad, Dec 15 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal has been named the country's new ambassador to Germany in a major Foreign Ministry reshuffle that also saw 20 other senior officials getting diplomatic assignments abroad.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Atletico continues comeback with 2-0 win over Osasuna
Madrid, Dec 15 (IANS) Atletico Madrid won a La Liga victory against Osasuna as Alvaro Morata and Saul Ñiguez found the back of the net successfully.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
The no-makeup look 101
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANSlife) From fashion runaways and airport looks to editorials and the everyday corporate life, the no-makeup look has taken the beauty world by storm. But, what makes this barefaced look so popular?
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Anti-CAA protest misguided, Rahul supports infiltrators'
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Sunday lashed out at opponents of the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, terming those indulging in violent protests as "anti-national".
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kiko Milano plans retail expansion in India in 2020
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANSlife) Italian professional cosmetics brand Kiko Milano has planned to expand its retail presence in India next year through its exclusive brand outlets, including two new stores in the national capital.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
After Delhi, Zomaland to tour 6 more Indian cities
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANSlife) The Delhi edition of Zomatos three-day food and entertainment carnival, that saw a footfall of about 50,000 visitors in total, concludes Sunday night at the JLN Stadium here.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Billboard 200 albums chart to include YouTube streams
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) Billboard has announced video and audio data from Google-owned YouTube, as well as visual plays from several music streaming services, will soon be factored into the Billboard 200 albums chart.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Dozens hurt as police, protesters clash in Beirut protests
Beirut, Dec 15 (IANS) Clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, have left dozens of people injured, a media report said on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Joshua Jackson, rumoured wife spotted in Berlin
Berlin, Dec 15 (IANS) Actor Joshua Jackson and rumoured wife Jodie Turner-Smith were seen together in Berlin.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Germany,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Taliban attacks intensify in Afghanistan after peace talks paused
Kabul, Dec 15 (IANS) The Taliban has intensified attacks in Afghanistan following the pause in the peace talks between the armed group and the US delegation in Qatar's capital Doha as the militants in their latest offensive, killed 23 security personnel in Ghazni province.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Justin Bieber, Hailey host charity art event
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey Baldwin hosted a charity event with LIFT Los Angeles and Inner-City Arts to promote art education in underprivileged communities.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Corbyn's sons slam 'poisonous attacks' against father
London, Dec 15 (IANS) The three sons of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn have slammed the "poisonous attacks" against their father after his defeat in the December 12 UK general election.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Tendulkar searching for waiter who gave him advice
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar has sought help on Twitter for finding a waiter whose advice led him to redesign his elbow guard during his playing days. The Indian batting legend posted a video of him talking about the incident on his Twitter handle.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
14 killed in Nepal bus accident
Kathmandu, Dec 15 (IANS) At least 14 passengers were killed and 16 others injured in a bus accident on Sunday in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district , authorities confirmed.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Weinstein shares his new photo to show injury isn't fake
New York, Dec 15 (IANS) Disgraced former film executive Harvey Weinstein has released a photo of himself in a hospital in an attempt to distance himself from rumours that he is faking illness ahead of trial.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Johnson celebrates election win with spicy chicken curry
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Following his landslide victory in the December 12 general election, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson celebrated his win by tucking into a spicy chicken curry made by his girlfriend Carrie Symonds, accompanied by a glass of wine, it was reported on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Can consider asking De Villiers to reverse retirement: Boucher
Johannesburg, Dec 15 (IANS) Newly appointed South Africa coach Mark Boucher said that he may consider convincing recently retired players, including AB de Villiers, to turn out for South Africa going into the 2020 World T20 or beyond.
2019-12-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
UK's Prince Andrew used as bait by Epstein: Report
London, Dec 15 (IANS) The UK's Prince Andrew was used as bait by the late American financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in an attempt to lure a 15-year-old girl to the latter's Caribbean island, a media report said on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Curfew relaxed in Guwahati till 6 pm on Sunday
Guwahati, Dec 15 (IANS) Curfew has been relaxed in Assam's largest city Guwahati and in some parts of Dibrugarh for the second consecutive day on Sunday, after days of violent protests against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act on refugee naturalisation, police said.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
China suspends planned additional tariffs on some US products
Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) China has suspended the planned additional tariffs on some US products which were to be implemented at 12.01 p.m. on December 15, the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council said Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, China,Politics
UP man invokes the Gods to save trees
Gonda, Dec 15 (IANS) Over the years, activists have sparked various movements for conservation of trees from 'Chipko' movement to sapling plantation. But environment activist in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda, Paragdutt Mishra, is "directly" taking help from God to save the forest. He has saved more that a thousand trees so far.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
HK police foil second bomb plot in under a week
Hong Kong, Dec 15 (IANS) Police in Hong Kong said that they foiled a second bomb plot in under a week related to the ongoing anti-government protests after officers arrested three men allegedly testing home-made devices and chemicals in a secluded area.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Can't force players to travel to Pakistan: BCB chief
Dhaka, Dec 15 (IANS) Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan said that it won't be forcing the members of the national team to travel to Pakistan for the upcoming tour even if they receive a security clearance.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Barcelona stumble to 2-2 draw against Real Sociedad
San Sebastian (Spain), Dec 15 (IANS) FC Barcelona had to settle for a 2-2 away draw against Real Sociedad here Saturday in a closely matched LaLiga contest at Anoeta stadium, a result that could allow Real Madrid to take over first place ahead of next week's Clasico.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
SL dengue outbreak reaches epidemic proportions
Colombo, Dec 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka's health officials have said that the dengue outbreak in the island nation has reached epidemic proportions with the deaths of 120 people, adding that over 10 districts were affected by the rapidly increasing spread of the disease.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Afghan CEO approves vote recount in contested provinces
Kabul, Dec 15 (IANS) Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan's Chief Executive and one of the two favourites to win the country's presidential polls, said that his team would allow the Independence Election Commission (IEC) to go ahead with the audit of votes in provinces where it had previously blocked.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics
More free-float stocks needed to reduce volatility: NSE CEO
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) More 'Free-Float' stocks are needed to improve market depth as well as enhance liquidity in the Indian equity indices, opined a top official of the National Stock Exchange.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Inflation data, stagflation concerns to steer equity indices (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Concerns over Stagflation as well as macro-economic wholesale inflation data and global liquidity flows will determine the key equity market moves during the upcoming week, experts said.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mnuchin praises 'historic' 1st phase trade deal with China
Doha, Dec 15 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin applauded the "historic" first stage of the trade agreement with China to mitigate the trade conflict between the two economic giants since last year.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Qatar,Politics
Space failure part of big game: NASA-JPL CTO on Vikram lander
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Space missions are expected to fail which must not deter the scientific community in India that saw the Vikram lander not making it to the lunar surface from attempting again, as this is the business out there, Tom Soderstrom, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer at NASA JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), has stressed.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
Chennai-born Freshworks democratising Cloud-based software for all
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Not many Indian startups have a global story to tell, but the Cloud-based software company Freshworks with its roots in Chennai has evolved into a business valued at $3.7 billion with 12 global offices and a California-based headquarters in less than a decade.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
40,000 people protest in Rome against far-right policies
Rome, Dec 15 (IANS) At least 40,000 people protested in the streets of Rome against the far-right policies of Northern League leader and former Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Salvini.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Italy,Politics
PM Modi pays tributes to Sardar Patel on his death anniversary
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 69th death anniversary.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
We waited for a contest in Britain, we got a massacre (Comment)
The evening began disastrously not only because Boris Johnson won by a landslide but because our host, Lord Meghnad Desai, could not cook us a meal, having hurt his right hand (it is in plaster); our collective viewing of the election results was thrown into further disarray because his TV burnt out. Inexhaustibly stocked row of three refrigerators came in handy: smoked salmon, Italian bread and pizzas. At 10 pm he switched on his IPad. Exit polls had given Boris the biggest victory since Margaret Thatcher in 1987.
2019-12-15
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Amazfit GTR smartwatch: Packs latest features for less
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) China-based company Huami has ramped up its efforts to create a splash in the smart wearable market in India with its Amazfit portfolio.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Maduro to relaunch oil programme in 2020
Caracas, Dec 15 (IANS) Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has announced the relaunch of the so-called Petrocaribe programme, under which the country supplies oil to other Caribbean nations on favourable financing terms, in 2020.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Jharkhand polls: Close contest in Deoghar
Deoghar (Jharkhand), Dec 15 (IANS) Famous for Lord Shiva's Baidyanath Jyotirling, Deoghar in Jharkhand is one of the most important religious places for Hindus. The seat will go to polls on Monday (December 16) in the fourth phase of the Jharkhand Assembly elections. The contest on this seat is interesting.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Indian-American Representative to head Congressional panel
New York, Dec 15 (IANS) Indian-American Representative Ami Bera has been selected to lead an important Congressional panel dealing with Asia and with non-proliferation.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Delhi women welcome DTC joyrides
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) For 39-year-old house help Sunita, work opportunities were limited to her area as she could not afford travelling even in the public transport, but Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's announcement of free travel for women in public buses came as a relief because now she can travel to the nearby areas without spending money.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
China's inexcusable internment of Uighur Muslims (Comment)
There has been much written and an outpouring of protests throughout 2019 against the Chinese internment of more than one million Uighur Muslims in the western Xinjiang region of China. In response, China has continuously rationalized its horrific treatment of the Uighur Muslims as an effort to contain and stop Islamic terrorism. It has also claimed that the internment camps are vocational skill retraining centres. The evidence clearly shows these are falsehoods. In a stunning November 16 feature article titled 'The Xinjiang Papers', the New York Times published a story based upon 400-plus pages of leaked documents that disclosed the abhorrent truth about China's internment camps.
2019-12-15
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Salah brace helps Liverpool continue winning streak
London, Dec 15 (IANS) A Mohamed Salah brace at home to Watford extended Liverpool's winning streak in the English Premier League.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Kohli, Rohit rivalry moves into ODIs with start of WIndies series
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) Indian captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma, in limited overs cricket, have some distance between them as far as their ODI career runs are concerned. While the pair are neck and neck at the top of the run-scoring charts in T20Is, even finishing the recently concluded series against the West Indies on 2,633 runs, Kohli has 2,834 more runs in ODI cricket than Rohit.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Mobile handset import duty may be kept at 20% in budget
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The government is unlikely to increase the basic customs duty on import of mobile handsets from 20 per cent in the upcoming budget, according to official sources. No proposal was under consideration to increase duty, said the sources.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Imran discusses bilateral ties, security with Saudi Crown Prince
Islamabad/Riyadh, Dec 15 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was in Saudi Arabia on a day-long visit, met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in Riyadh during which the two leaders discussed bilateral relations and the overall security situation in the region.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Fossil Gen 5: Will keep Wear OS enthusiasts happy
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) When you think of Google's Wear OS, not many names of smartwatches may strike you immediately. But keen observers may recall Misfit and some others might name Fossil.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
2 clerics killed in road mishap in UP
Muzaffarnagar, Dec 15 (IANS) Two clerics from the Sherpur village in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar were killed after a truck rammed into their bike on the national highway 58.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Buy a product because a star endorses it! (Column: B-Town)
Remember the first Liril soap ad? Few who have lived through the 1980s would forget it. The legend with the ad read: 'Come Alive With Freshness. And just about everything, from props to the accompanying jingle to the model, complemented the caption. However, the best thing about the ad was its model, Karen Lunel.
2019-12-15
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India rescues persecuted Hindus (Column: Spy's Eye)
The alacrity with which Union Home Minister Amit Shah has pushed the new Citizenship Amendment Bill through the two Houses of Parliament reflects the determination of the Modi regime to implement its larger national agenda in its current tenure -- unfazed by the ramblings of a disparate opposition. For decades, this country witnessed a polity of permissive corruption, majority-minority divide and unwillingness to deal with the lingering problems of Kashmir, illegal migrants and faith-based militancy.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Xiaomi may lose top spot in Indian smartphone market in 2020
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is confident that it will be able to retain its No. 1 position in the Indian smartphone market next year too, but industry experts believe that the country may see a different winner in 2020.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Musharraf urges stay on high treason trial
Lahore, Dec 15 (IANS) Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has filed an application in the Lahore High Court (LHC), urging it to stay the proceedings pending before a special court in Islamabad which is seized with the high treason case against him.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Bride drugs family, runs away with valuables
Badaun (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 15 (IANS) A newly wed woman fled from her in-laws' house with cash and ornaments after giving sedatives in the dinner to the entire family.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Muslim litigants may file curative petition on Ayodhya judgement
Lucknow, Dec 15 (IANS) The Muslim litigants in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title case are now mulling a proposal to file a curative petition following the rejection of their review petition on the judgement by the Supreme Court.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Jack Black: I could use a little more inner calm
Los Cabos (Mexico), Dec 15 (IANS) Hollywood star Jack Black feels he gets down on himself quite often, about what people think about him, and says he could do with some inner calm.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Mexico,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rape victim's condition critical, accused held
Fatehpur (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 15 (IANS) The condition of the young woman, who was allegedly raped and then set on fire by her own uncle in Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur district on Saturday afternoon, continues to be 'highly critical'.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt open to pre-budget suggestions to revive economy
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has kept the channel open for further sectoral intervention to put the economy back on the track in the upcoming 2020-21 Budget, if it's brought to her notice during the pre-budget consultations, starting on Monday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ayodhya railway station to get temple look
Lucknow, Dec 15 (IANS) Devotees who travel to Ayodhya by train after a year will get a glance of the proposed Ram temple at the city's railway station itself.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
CAG finds gaps in levying anti-dumping duties, export promotion schemes
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) National auditor CAG has found several cases of non-compliance and escaping of anti-dumping duties besides gaps in export promotion schemes such as the Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) resulting in revenue loss to the exchequer in financial year 2017-18.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Will Uddhav bite the bullet on Motor Vehicles Act?
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Over a fortnight into office, all eyes are on the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government's much-anticipated stand on the implementation of the contentious Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, according to highly placed sources.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Vegetables stay hot despite winter season
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) As new kharif crops start arriving in the markets by this time, prices of vegetables and grain begin to cool. But this is yet to happen this season due to late monsoon downpour across the country that caused the supply crunch.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
More healthcare services may come under GST net
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The government may bring certain healthcare services under the GST net, touching upon a sensitive area, as it looks to give a leg up to revenue mobilisation hit hard in the ongoing economic slowdown.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
White Island's volcano eruption death toll hits 15
Wellington, Dec 15 (IANS) A recovery team landing on White Island to search for the two deceased who remained unaccounted for was not able to find the bodies while the death toll of the volcanic eruption increased to 15, the New Zealand Police said on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Scientists reveal distribution history of endangered trees
Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) Chinese scientists have revealed how the distribution of abies trees changed in the Quaternary glacial period, providing scientific guidance for the protection of the endangered species against climate change.
2019-12-15
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
'Narcos' star Wagner Moura: I am a political artiste
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Brazilian actor-director Wagner Moura, globally popular as the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in the hit series "Narcos", has strong opinions about his home country's current government. He calls himself a "political artiste" and says it breaks his heart to see a country declaring war on culture and artistes.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
French govt studies ways to end strike before Christmas
Paris, Dec 15 (IANS) The French government is studying potential areas of discussion with trade unions in a bid to end a nationwide strike over pension reforms.
2019-12-15
Category: International, France,Business/Economy
Fans want Cardi B to cheat on Offset with bodyguard
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B's fans want her to date her "handsome" bodyguard.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Actress Gita Siddharth no more
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Gita Siddharth Kak breathed her last in the evening of December 14 in Mumbai.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Daisy Ridley: I am quite spiritual
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Daisy Ridley is says she is spiritual, and she believes that "things happen for a reason".
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kim Kardashian can be 'so mean' to sister Kourtney
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian says she can be really mean to her elder sister Kourtney, as she vows to try and strengthen their bond.
2019-12-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran says ready for prisoner swap with US
Tehran, Dec 15 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday that Iran is ready for exchange of prisoners with the US.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Three women dead, four injured in Delhi fire
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Three women died and four others were injured after a fire broke out in Delhi's Shalimar Bagh area on Saturday at around 6 p.m., sources said.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parties with communal intentions trying to stoke violence: Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Accusing some political parties with "religious fundamentalism and communal intentions" of deliberately trying to stoke violence, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday warned that her government would not tolerate any disruption and vandalism and deal strictly with the perpetrators.
2019-12-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Death toll rises to three in Assam anti-CAA protests (roundup)
Guwahati, Dec 14 (IANS) The death toll in protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) went up to three in Assam amidst a rail blockade, hunger strikes and sit-ins organised by various organisations, even as the curfew enforced in Guwahati was relaxed for seven hours on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Assam,National
No final decision yet on Amaravati: Andhra minister
Amaravati, Dec 14 (IANS) Continuing its flip-flop on Amaravati, the Andhra Pradesh government said on Saturday that more discussions are needed on the issue and a final decision will be taken after the experts' committee submits its report.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Tripura peaceful, prohibitory orders in 3 sub-divisions
Agartala, Dec 14 (IANS) Though there have been no fresh incidents, prohibitory orders have been promulgated in three sub-divisions in northern Tripura as precautionary measures in the wake of amendment to the Citizenship Act.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tripura,National
Trainee IPS officer, charged with harassing wife, suspended
Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has suspended trainee Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Kokkanti Maheshwar Reddy, who is facing charges of harassing his wife for divorce.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anti-CAA protests scald Bengal, trains, buses torched (roundup)
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) West Bengal was scalded by escalating violence against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which spread to more areas on Saturday as mobs torched buses, trains and railway stations, set afire government property and blocked roads and railway tracks, disrupting train and vehicular movements.
2019-12-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Trial run of Bengaluru smart parking to begin on Monday
Bengaluru, Dec 14 (IANS) The trial-run of the smart parking facility will begin here on Monday. "The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is setting up smart parking across Bengaluru for 3,300 four-wheelers and 10,000 two-wheelers," tweeted BBMP Commissioner B.H. Anil Kumar, here on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
UGC-NET examination in northeast put off
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Amid the ongoing protests in the northeast, the Joint CSIR-UGC NET examination, scheduled to be held on 15 December, has been postponed until further notification.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
JNUSU flays V-C for not engaging with students
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) here on Saturday said despite several attempts the Vice-Chancellor was not engaging with students.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
IBL: NE Rhinos edge ahead of Bullets in race to semis
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) NE Rhinos rode efforts by skipper Nikhat Zareen and Mandeep Jangra to script a 4-3 victory over Bombay Bullets in their penultimate league match in the Big Bout Indian Boxing League at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
PM stresses cooperative federalism for Ganga rejuvenation
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the River Ganga rejuvenation should be an example of cooperative federalism and it has been a long-pending challenge.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
3 minors raped in Andhra despite passing of stringent laws
Amaravati, Dec 14 (IANS) Sexual offences against women and children continued unabated despite Andhra Pradesh passing stringent laws to provide for harshest punishment to the guilty in such cases.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: FC Goa rally past ATK 2-1 to go top of table
Fatorda, Dec 14 (IANS) FC Goa beat ATK 2-1 in a Indian Super League game of two halves at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Rahul's Savarkar remark draws ire from friends, foes
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's controversial remarks on Vinayak Damodar alias Veer Savarkar escalated into a big controversy, earning the ire of friends and foes alike, here on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Preacher held for rape of three minors
Bhopal, Dec 14 (IANS) A religious preacher in Satna was arrested for sexually assaulting three minor Dalit girls on the pretext of ridding them of the malefic effects of 'Kala Sarp Dosh'.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Crackdown on MP land mafia a day after CM's orders
Bhopal, Dec 14 (IANS) A day after Chief Minister Kamal Nath gave a free hand to the police and administrative machinery to crack down on various Mafiosi, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) registered an FIR against a housing society where family members of former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan were fraudulently allotted plots.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Schoolgirl beats classmate to death after fight over pen
Jaipur, Dec 14 (IANS) A girl studying in class VIII allegedly beat her classmate to death after a fight over a pen in Chaksu, near Jaipur, police said on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sukhbir unanimously re-elected SAD chief for third time
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) delegates on Saturday unanimously re-elected Sukhbir Singh Badal as the President of the party.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Kohli has changed the dynamics of Indian team: Panesar
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) England spinner Monty Panesar hailed Virat Kohli's discipline with regard to fitness, even saying that he might take a leaf out of the Indian captain's book while trying to make a comeback in first class cricket.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Odisha's Eco Retreat along Marine Drive begins
Bhubaneswar, Dec 14 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated the first-ever Marine Drive Eco Retreat at Ramachandi beach in Konark.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Assam govt employees to cease work against CAA on Dec 18
Guwahati, Dec 14 (IANS) Lending their weight to the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), Assam government employees would go on a cease work on Wednesday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Cong leaders blast Modi govt, revitalise workers
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Congress, which has been forced on the back foot by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following its big win in the the Lok Sabha elections, sought to revive the fighting spirit of its cadre by taking on the ruling party and the Narendra Modi government head on at a rally, here on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League: Crespi last-gasp goal helps East Bengal beat TRAU 2-1
Kalyani, Dec 14 (IANS) A Marti Crespi last-gasp goal helped East Bengal beat Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC 2-1 to stretch their winning run to two games in an I-League encounter here on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Fresh autopsy of girl 12 years after rape-murder
Vijayawada, Dec 14 (IANS) Twelve years after the rape and murder of B-Pharmacy student at a hostel here, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday exhumed her body and got a fresh autopsy conducted by forensic experts.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
60 groups to launch non-coopreration movement against CAA, NRC
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Expressing their resentment over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), over 60 organisations have come together to launch a non-cooperation movement against any registration based on discriminatory and divisive citizenship.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Schoolgirl beats classmate to death after fight over pen
Jaipur, Dec 14 (IANS) A girl studying in class VIII allegedly beat her classmate to death after a fight over a pen in their classroom in Chaksu, near here, police said on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mhadei issue: Goa Congress to protest against MoEF in Delhi
Panaji, Dec 14 (IANS) The Congress will stick to its plan of carrying out a protest at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar on Sunday, in order to lobby for Goa's case in the ongoing inter-state dispute over Mhadei river water, specifically the Union MoEF's recent green nod to Karnataka's Kalasa-Banduri water diversion project.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Mithun leaps into joint lead with a 67 at golf meet
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Sri Lankan Mithun Perera leapt into the joint lead with a determined five-under-67 in round three of the ICC RCGC Open Golf Championship at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Golf
B'deshi refugees in Karnataka ecstatic on CAA enactment
Bengaluru, Dec 14 (IANS) Bangladeshi refugees living in Sindhanur Taluk in Raichur district in Karnataka have been celebrating the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which will pave the way for them to obtain Indian citizenship.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Modi calls review meeting, cabinet reshuffle expected
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked his cabinet ministers to give a detailed presentation on their ministries on December 21 at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg here.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Don't strengthen BJP by fomenting lawlessness: Bengal minister
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) In an apparent appeal to the minorities, senior West Bengal minister Firhad Hakim on Saturday urged them not to strengthen the BJP in the state by fomenting 'lawlessness'.
2019-12-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
No action against troublemakers for vote bank politics: Dilip Ghosh
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Coming down heavily on the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Saturday accused it of not taking action against those indulging in arson and destruction of public property for the sake of 'vote bank' politics.
2019-12-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Doughty girl athlete steps up to win 3 golds, Twitter hails her
Iloilo (The Philippines), Dec 14 (IANS) It's no mean feat: An 11-year-old schoolgirl is wowing the social media after winning three gold medals in her school athletics meet by running with no shoes but crepe bandage covering her toes, soles and fingers of her feet.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Philippines,National
Sushmita Mukherjee: Am not a feminist who burns bra
Lonavala, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Sushmita Mukherjee continues to perform her one-act play "Nari Bai" for three years now. While several things have changed in the course of time, with a collective consciousness on women empowerment, gender equality, violence on women, Sushmita says that the play holds relevance because the protagonist is the seed of change.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Man said to be Manipur CM's brother abducted, freed
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Miscreants, posing as CBI officers, abducted a 43-year-old man Tongbram Lukhoi Singh, said to be the brother of Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, by wielding fake guns from a multi-storied apartment in the north eastern fringes of the city, police sources said on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
One more arrest in Mumbai suitcase murder case
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Mumbai Police have arrested a third accomplice in the sensational suitcase murder case of a musician Bennett Rebello at his home by his adopted daughter and her boyfriend, an official spokesperson said here on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook commits $130mn to build Global Oversight Board
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) Facebook has made an initial commitment of $130 million to build a global oversight board that will ensure good governance and accountability across its services and platforms.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Marshals at toll gates to ensure smooth roll-out of FasTag lanes
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) To avoid chaotic scenes at toll plazas after directive to turn toll lanes into FasTag lanes across the country, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to deploy marshals at all the plazas across the country to guide vehicles.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CAA will lead to communal politics: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) and some civil society groups on Saturday opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), terming it as unconstitutional.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi reviews Namami Gange project, takes a boat ride
Kanpur, Dec 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saturday reviewed the progress of the Namami Gange project at the first National Ganga Council (NGC) meeting and got a first-hand experience of the programme's impact on the river.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
US warns Iran of decisive response if interests harmed in Iraq
Baghdad, Dec 14 (IANS) The US Embassy in Iraq on Saturday accused Iran's proxies of carrying out attacks on Iraqi military bases where US troops are stationed.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Deepika Padukone back with Vin Diesel in 'xXx 4'?
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) It looks like Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone will be back in the fourth film of Vin Diesel's "xXx" franchise, after all.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
On a Boil: Now Milk prices set to rise by up to Rs 3/ltr
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) After onions made headlines with exorbitant cost, milk will soon become dearer as major processing firms have decided to raise prices by up to Rs 3 per litre on the back of constrained supply.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cong workers sell pakodas, tea to mock BJP govt at rally venue
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Congress rally at the Ramlila Maidan, here, had different shades of India as several party workers dressed as degree holders were seen selling pakodas (fried snacks) and tea in an apparent dig at the central government over its failure to provide jobs.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kejriwal teams up with Prashant Kishor's firm
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) With an aim to keep up AAP's Assembly strength, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party has teamed up with Prashant Kishor's consultancy Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) to manage its campaign ahead of the polls early next year.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Have a clear plan on how to approach ODI cricket: Pollard
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) West Indies captain Kieron Pollard said that the team has a clear plan about how to approach ODI cricket ahead of their three-match series against India. The first ODI will be played on Sunday at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Kolkata 25K: Srinu, Shyamali aim to break course record
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Srinu Bugatha and local girl Shyamali Singh will aim to better the course record as their compatriots also promise a fight to the finish line on Sunday at the sixth edition of Tata Steel Kolkata 25K here.
2019-12-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Twitterati joke about clip on Putin bathroom use
Paris, Dec 14 (IANS) A video of Russian President Vladimir Putin exiting a bathroom while accompanied by six grim-looking bodyguards during the Ukraine peace talks at the Elysee Palace has left social media users amused.
2019-12-14
Category: International, France,National
Rahul looks to 'recharge' himself ahead of WI ODIs
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) Back in form after a good T20I series, India opener K.L. Rahul is keen to continue his purple patch when India take on the West Indies in the three match One-Day International series, starting here on Sunday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Several trains cancelled due to protest over CAA
Bhubaneswar, Dec 14 (IANS) The railway authorities on Saturday cancelled several trains running through Odisha due to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
2019-12-14
Category: India, Orissa,National
Allahabad varsity asks female students not to participate in dharna
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) University of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh has issued a circular to the women residents of the university hostel not to participate in any "dharna or protest". A circular was issued by the proctor and campus in-charge (women hostel) of the university Dr Saroj Yadav, on December 13.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Hrithik, Kartik match steps 'Dheeme dheeme'
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Kartik Aaryan's latest released "Pati Patni Aur Woh" is doing good business, and one song of the film, "Dheeme dheeme", has topped the charts. The song has become a rage and also captured imagination of several B-Town celebrties with its catchy tune and peppy dance beat. Several stars have taken to dancing to the tune of the infectious number.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Southee picks up 4 but Australia's lead balloons to 417
Perth, Dec 14 (IANS) Tim Southee and Neil Wagner led a fightback for New Zealand with the ball but Australia increased their lead to 417 runs on the third day of their first Test against New Zealand on Saturday at the Perth Stadium. Mitchell Starc completed his five wicket haul earlier in the day and Nathan Lyon took two wickets as Australia dismissed New Zealand for 166 runs.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
US magician broomstick clip sweeps fans off feet
California, Dec 14 (IANS) California-based magician Zach King, 29, has clearly swept his millions of fans off their feet with this trick: Dressed as Harry Potter, he zoomed around in the air while riding a broomstick.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Colombia,National
Looking for a well-paying job? Queen has a vacancy!
London, Dec 14 (IANS) If you are a natural communicator, innovative, with a creative flair and a desirable trait of solid understanding of technical aspects of digital platforms and channels -- and, of course, looking for a well-paying job -- look no further.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Twitterati not amused over Rahul's 'Savarkar' remark
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) As Congress leader Rahul Gandhi refused to applogise for his "Rape in India" comment and said his name was not (Veer) Savarkar and hence never apologise for speaking the truth, netizens trolled him on Twitter using #RahulSavarkar hashtags.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
Act or face devastation, says NGT chief
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) National Green Tribunal (NGT) Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel on Saturday gave a clarion call to all the stakeholders for acting together to address the environmental pollution, the need of the hour.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Stalemate continues in UN climate talks
Madrid, Dec 14 (IANS) The UN climate change conference was locked in a stalemate over a number of technical issues relating to finance, loss and damage, and mechanism of a new carbon trading market, even as it went into an extra day on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Spain,National
Girl set ablaze after rape in Fatehpur
Fatehpur, Dec 14 (IANS) In another heinous incident of rape, an 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped and set ablaze by a man in Fatehpur district on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Imran arrives in Saudi Arabia for one-day visit
Islamabad/Riyadh, Dec 14 (IANS) Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday arrived in Medina during his one-day visit to Saudi Arabia.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Pakistan,International
ISL: Unbeaten Bengaluru FC face Mumbai hurdle (Preview)
Bengaluru, Dec 14 (IANS) Bengaluru FC will look to extend their unbeaten run when they take on Mumbai City FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Google wants US Fed Reserve to follow India's UPI example
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) In a thumbs up to the Indian government's Unified Payments Interface (UPI) scheme, Google has written to the US Federal Reserve Board detailing the successful example of UPI-based digital payment in India in order to build "FedNow" -- a new interbank real-time gross settlement service (RTGS) for faster digital payments in the US.
2019-12-14
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Technology
Owaisi urges SC to lift veil of unholy nexus between CAA, NRC
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) appeared to have an unholy nexus with the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise, said Asaduddin Owaisi, Lok Sabha member from the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), in a petition challenging the Act in the Supreme Court.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nirbhaya case: Hangman asked to maintain secrecy, be alert
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The hangman who is expected to carry out the execution of the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder convicts has been asked by the jail authorities to maintain secrecy and be on alert.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mark Boucher appointed South Africa head coach
Cape Town, Dec 14 (IANS) Former South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Mark Boucher was on Saturday appointed the new head coach of the Proteas.
2019-12-14
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Nandita Puri: Child trafficking is a global issue
Lonavala, Dec 14 (IANS) Nandita Puri, author and wife of the late actor Om Puri, is gearing up for her fourth book, "Jennifer", a real-life account of a girl who is a victim of intercountry child trafficking. She says addressing the issue through her writing was important for her, as child trafficking is a global issue.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
India well organized in defence: Sweden coach
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Sweden U-17 women's team coach Par Lagerstrom feels India were well organized in defence despite losing 0-3 in the opening match of the U-17 Football Tournament at the Mumbai Football Arena.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
ZEE5 launches awards gala to honour its popular OTT shows
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Indian OTT platform ZEE5 will be launch its first edition of OTT users choice awards titled "High Five on ZEE5".
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't gobble up states' GST dues: Shiv Sena to BJP
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Demanding the Centre to immediately reimburse the Goods & Services Tax (GST) dues of various states, the Shiv Sena on Saturday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of attempting to gobble up the states' GST earnings.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Anil Kapoor: Passion, hard work, zest for life keep me going
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) At 62, Anil Kapoors fitness level serves as a goal for youngsters. The self-confessed sprint connoisseur is counted among the fittest actors in the industry and is also enthusiastic about yoga and weight training.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP fields top guns for campaigning in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) put all its might in Jharkhand on Saturday and fielded stalwarts, like Union Home Minister and party chief Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani, for campaigning on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
WWE launches own official TikTok channel
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has inked a partnership deal with Chinese short video making app TikTok's owner ByteDance Technology. Under this partnership, the WWE will share moments from in-ring matches as well as backstage action via exclusive daily content on its TikTok channel.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Iwabuchi's hat-trick helps Japanese eves beat China 3-0
Busan, Dec 14 (IANS) Mana Iwabuchi scored a hat-trick as the Japanese women's team beat China 3-0 in the second round of the women's competition of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship here on Saturday.
2019-12-14
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Football
Not difficult at all to pick ourselves up for ODIs: Pollard
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) West Indies captain Kieron Pollard says that the team performed better than what was expected of them in their T20I series against India and so it won't be difficult to pick themselves up after a heavy defeat in the last match of the rubber for the upcoming ODI leg of their tour.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Customers ask to exhume body of CEO with $190 mn crypto passwords
Toronto, Dec 14 (IANS) As the mystery deepens around the death of Gerald Cotten, CEO of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Quadriga CX, now lawyers for customers have asked police to exhume the body of Cotten to recover about $190 million in Bitcoin which were locked in an online device after his death.
2019-12-14
Category: International, Canada,Technology
Mamata warns of action as violence spreads in Bengal
Kolkata Dec 14 (IANS) As West Bengal saw widespread violence over protests against the new citizenship law and the NRC, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday appealed to people to use democratic means of protest and warned that action would be taken against those taking law into their hands.
2019-12-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
SAD not keen to protect Constitutional ethos: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) Countering Sukhbir Badal's 'atrocious' remarks on Afghan Sikhs in the context of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said it seemed the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President was more interested in dirty politicking than in protecting the Constitutional ethos.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Labour MPs ask Corbyn to resign after UK election debacle
London, Dec 14 (IANS) After facing an embarrassing defeat in the UK general election, Labour leaders have started piling pressure on the party chief Jeremy Corbyn to step down immediately.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Get him in your squad: Pietersen to Kohli on diaper wearing kid
London, Dec 14 (IANS) A month after former England captain Michael Vaughan joked about a video doing the rounds on social media where a kid is seen playing copybook cricketing shots, Kevin Pietersen picked up on it asking Virat Kohli to get the toddler in his squad.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Increasing teenage pregnancy worrying govt: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday called for taking the sexual health services out of clinics to adolescents to deal with the increasing problem of teenage pregnancy and other adolescent health issues.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indian ethos will endure onslaught by communal forces: Mahua
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) Indian ethos is all about moderation not given to excesses and will certainly endure the present onslaught by communal forces, firebrand Trinamool Congress Member of Parliament Mahua Moitra averred categorically rejecting the idea of nationalism being thrust upon by the Centre.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Campaigning for fourth phase in Jharkhand ends
Ranchi, Dec 14 (IANS) Campaigning for the fourth phase of polling for 15 assembly seats spread over four districts in Jharkhand drew to a close on Saturday evening.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Milky Way is about 890 bn times the mass of our Sun: Study
New York, Dec 14 (IANS) While it is not possible to put the entire Milky Way on a scale, that has not deterred astronomers from trying to make measurements of our home galaxy. According to a new "robust" estimate of Milky Way's mass measurement, it is about 890 billion times the mass of our Sun.
2019-12-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
PSA on Farooq Abdullah extended by 3 months
Srinagar, Dec 14 (IANS) Public Safety Act (PSA) on former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah has been extended by three months till March 14, 2020.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Akshay, Diljit undergo labour pain test to promote 'Good Newwz'
Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Quriking up the promotional game for their upcoming film "Good Newwz", actors Akshay Kumar and Diljit Dosanjh tried the labour pain test to understand what expecting mothers go through during child birth.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Petition against 'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior' in High Court
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The upcoming Ajay Devgn and Kajol-starrer, "Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior", has become the latest pop historical out of Bollywood to land in a legal soup.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Xiaomi Smart Display like Google's Nest Hub may launch soon
Beijing, Dec 14 (IANS) Chinese tech giant Xiaomi is reportedly prepping to launch its first smart display 'Smart Display Speaker Pro 8' and will seemingly be on the same lines as devices like the Google Nest Hub, Amazon Echo Show and Facebook Portal.
2019-12-14
Category: International, China,Technology