Friday, May 26, 2017

UP Govt. made 'organisational' changes only on paper: Congress

New Delhi [India] | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Condemning the horrific incident in Noida, where four women were raped while another family member was killed, the Congress on Friday asserted that only officials have been changed in the recent massive administrative reshuffle in Uttar Pradesh, but the c... read..

Preeclampsia may up stroke risk by 6 times

New York |Friday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
One in ten pregnant women, who suffer preeclampsia -- characterised by high blood pressure, swollen feet, ankles and face and severe headaches -- may be six times more at risk of suffering a stroke during or after childbirth, researchers said.... read..

Modi targets Congress for 'delay' in bridge construction, names it after Bhupen Hazarika

Dibrugarh |Friday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
Inaugurating the longest 9.15 km bridge over a river in Assam here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made a veiled attack on the previous Congress-led UPA government, accusing it of delaying its construction even as he named the bridge after legenda... read..

I pick up languages quickly: Vivek Oberoi

New Delhi |Friday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
Actor Vivek Oberoi, who is gearing up for his maiden Tamil film "Vivegam", doesn't see language as a barrier when it comes to movies as he picks it up quickly and easily.... read..

FICCI to set up StudyinIndia pavilion at NAFSA 2017

New Delhi [India] | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), along with the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and Service Export Promotion Council and in partnership with Education Promotion Society for India will be setting up a 'StudyinIn... read..

PM Modi names India's longest bridge after Assamese legend Bhupen Hazarika

Guwahati (Assam) [India] | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Dhola-Sadiya bridge will bring economic change in the northeast region and it will be named after renowned singer Bhupen Hazarika.... read..

Congress slams UP Govt. over Greater Noida rape

New Delhi [India] | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Slamming the Uttar Pradesh Government for its failure to maintain law and order in the state, the Congress Party on Friday said the Yogi Adityanath-led Government is working towards dividing the society.... read..

OPEC to extend output cuts, to set up OPEC-India Working Group (Lead)

Vienna |Friday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Even as the OPEC and non-OPEC producers agreed to extend until March 2018 their ongoing oil output cuts, India has reached an understanding with the global oil cartel to establish a joint working group to serve as a forum for "producer-consumer dialogue" ... read..

Aiyar welcomes 'illiterate' Anupam Kher's criticism on Hurriyat meeting

Srinagar (J&K) [India] | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Taking a dig at Bollywood actor Anupam Kher for criticising his recent meeting with Hurriyat leaders, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Friday welcomed his disapproval saying that the former lives in a mansion in Bombay and had not visited Kashmir to ... read..

Sensex up by 112.60 points, marks an all-time high of 30,862.63

New Delhi [India] | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The market on Friday witnessed a surge in its trade with the Sensex and Nifty hitting an all time high of 30,862.63 and 9,534.75 respectively.... read..

NASA's Juno probe finds Earth-sized storms over Jupiter poles

Washington |Friday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Jupiter's poles are covered in Earth-sized swirling storms that are densely clustered and rubbing together, reveals first science results from NASA's Juno mission to the largest planet in our solar system.... read..

UP a big state, trying our best to make it safe: BJP

Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh minister Suresh Khanna on Friday averred that the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) is leaving no stone unturned is providing a safe environment to its people.... read..

Qualcomm tells court to force Apple to pay up

San Francisco |Friday, 2017 12:15:05 PM IST
Chip manufacturer Qualcomm has asked a US court to force Apple to pay up royalties for phone patents owned by Qualcomm.... read..

'Saaransh' has trended in my life every day: Anupam Kher

Mumbai |Friday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Veteran actor Anupam Kher says the 1984 classic film "Saaransh" has trended in his life every day.... read..

India crash out of Sudirman Cup post 0-3 drubbing to China

Queensland [Australia] | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a major blow, India crashed out of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship after going down 0-3 against 10-time champions China in their quarter-final clash here at the Gold Coast on Friday.... read..

Request all political parties to not visit Saharanpur: UP Police

Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
With Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi being denied permission to visit Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh tomorrow, Uttar Pradesh ADG Law and Order Aditya Mishra has requested all political parties to steer clear of the violence-hit area until the situation ... read..

India bow out of Sudirman Cup; lose to China in quarters

Gold Coast (Australia) |Friday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
India failed to breach the Chinese wall and going down to the top seed nation in the quarter-finals here on Friday bowed out of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship.... read..

US appeals court upholds block on Trump's visa ban

Washington |Friday, 2017 2:45:04 AM IST
A US federal appellate court upheld an injunction issued by a lower court blocking enforcement of President Donald Trump's executive order barring issuance of visas to residents of six Muslim-majority countries.... read..

Trump to seek Supreme Court review on travel ban (Lead)

Washington |Friday, 2017 7:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump's administration will ask the Supreme Court to review an appellate decision upholding a stay blocking enforcement of an executive order barring visas to residents of six Muslim-majority countries.... read..

UP: BJP leader thrashes cop, threatens to kill him

Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In an incident raising questions on the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) intent to keep intact the law and order in Uttar Pradesh, party city president along with his fellow men on Thursday in state's Moradabad's Thakur Dwara area, created a massive ruckus ... read..

Opp parties favour consensus candidate for Prez polls, open to put up a candidate if necessary: Mamata

New Delhi | Friday, May 26 2017 IST
Major opposition parties including Congress, Left parties, Trinamool Congress and various regional parties are in favour of a consensus and a "secular" candidate for Presidential polls, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee said here today. Emerging out of a meeting ... read..

UP: Minor raped in Barabanki, two held

Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district.... read..

Four held for murder, gang rape in UP's Jewar

Noida |Friday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday said it has arrested four persons in connection with a murder and gang rape of four women of a family near Jewar.... read..

SAI-South Korea Ambassador's Cup Taekwondo meet starts

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
The Sports Authority of India (SAI)-South Korea Ambassadors Cup Taekwondo Championship started at the K.D. Jadhav Wrestling Hall in Indira Gandhi Sports Complex here on Thursday.... read..

Bride-to-be, 7 others killed in Karanataka van-bus smash-up

Bengaluru |Thursday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
Eight persons, among them a bride-to-be, were killed and 22 injured in a ghastly head-on collision between a bus and a van in north Karnataka, the police said on Thursday.... read..

Bandhavgarh tiger reserve chief pulled up as cubs, felines die

Bhopal/New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
While the nation aspires to double the number of tigers by 2022, "open defiance" of foresters despite rising mortality of the fine felines has raised question mark over conservation in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.... read..

Equity markets surge to new highs, banking stocks soar (Roundup)

Mumbai |Thursday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
The Indian equity markets were elevated to new high levels on Thursday by positive global cues, expected reforms to deal with banking sector's woes, and short-covering triggered on account of May futures and options (F&O) contracts expiry.... read..

UP Govt. transfers 174 Sub-Divisional Magistrates

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | May 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In the wake of clashes between two communities in Saharanpur, the Uttar Pradesh Government on Thursday transferred 174 Sub-Divisional Magistrates.... read..

MHA seeks report from UP Govt. on Saharanpur clashes

New Delhi [India] | May 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh Government to submit report on the recent worrisome clashes in Saharanpur.... read..

South Korea, Thailand into semis of Sudirman Cup

Gold Coast |Thursday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
South Korea and Thailand qualified for the semi-finals of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship, with some highly entertaining performances here on Thursday.... read..

NMDC net profit up 11.5% in Q4

Hyderabad |Thursday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
State-run NMDC Ltd on Thursday reported 11.5 per cent rise in its standalone net profit to Rs 511.88 crore during the quarter ended March 31, 2017 as compared to Rs 459.08 crore in the year-ago period.... read..

Anupam Kher comes out in support of 'self-made' Sonu Nigam

New Delhi [India] | May 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After Sonu Nigam bid adieu to Twitter in support of his fellow singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya, veteran actor Anupam Kher urged the singer not to get affected by the negativity of some people.... read..

ICC Committee gives unanimous support to Test Championship

Dubai [UAE] | May 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Committee has expressed unanimous support for the implementation of a Test cricket competition deeming that context was crucial to the future of international cricket.... read..

Highway horror: Man killed, four women gang-raped in UP (Lead)

Noida |Thursday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
A scrap dealer was killed and his mother, wife, sister and sister-in-law raped by a group of armed men who waylaid their car and also looted the family, near Jewar on the Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh early on Thursday, police said.... read..

BJP workers, police clash in Kolkata, 71 injured, 141 arrested (Roundup)

Kolkata |Thursday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST
BJP activists on Thursday clashed with security personnel here on Thursday during a protest march that turned parts of the city hub into war zones, and left over 50 BJP workers and 21 police personnel injured. One police vehicle was torched, and a number ... read..

CBI arrests Superintendent of Central Excise in theft case

New Delhi | Thursday, May 25 2017 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Superintendent of Central Excise in connection with alleged theft of 100 kg of gold from the valuable godowns of Customs at IGI Airport here. "A Superintendent of Central Excise at Kundli Division... read..

Bengal Govt to set up a new college at Narayangarh

Kolkata | Thursday, May 25 2017 IST
A new degree college will be coming up in Narayangarh, Paschim Medinipur. According to state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, the decision to set up a degree college at Narayangarh in Paschim Midnapore will help thousands of students from the a... read..

Two minors allegedly gangraped at gunpoint in UP's Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | May 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In yet another case of crime against women in Uttar Pradesh, two minor girls were allegedly gangraped by a group of young men in the Mansurpur area in Muzaffarnagar.... read..

Ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to Israel, India's engineering exports shoot up

over 6 times to that nation Kolkata | Thursday, May 25 2017 IST
Engineering exports to Israel have gone up by a whopping 640 per cent, or more than six times in April, 2017 over the same month last year, a key economic development which augurs well for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's impending visit to Israel, accord... read..

Fadnavis, 5 others, survive chopper crash; Tweets 'We are ok' (Roundup)

Latur (Maharashtra) |Thursday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and five others had a providential escape when their chopper crash-landed after it got entangled in overhead electric cables in Latur district, sparking a major scare here on Thursday. He later tweeted, "We are... read..

TN to set up three new law colleges

Chennai |Thursday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday said three new law colleges will be opened in Dharmapuri, Villupuram and Ramanathapuram districts during the academic year 2017-18.... read..

Britannia's Q4 net profit marginally up 2.5%, income at Rs 2,193.63 cr

Mumbai |Thursday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Despite a sluggish demand scenario post demonetisation, FMCG major Britannia Industries on Thursday reported a marginal rise of 2.54 per cent in its standalone net profit at Rs 196.73 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) ended March 31, from Rs 191.86 crore ... read..

Mamata meets Modi for funds, taking up river issue with Dhaka (Roundup)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for restructuring the state's debts and urged him to take up with Bangladesh the issue of decreased flow of Atrai river water into her state.... read..

Mamata meets Modi for funds, taking up river issue with Dhaka (Intro Roundup)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for restructuring the state's debts and urged him to take up with Bangladesh the issue of decreased flow of Atrai river water into her state.... read..

Maruti Suzuki to set up automobile skill enhancement centres

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Passenger vehicle major Maruti Suzuki on Thursday said that it will set up automobile skill enhancement centres (ASECs) across 15 government-run Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across 11 states in the next three months.... read..

Russia's FSB arrests 4 members of IS group plotting terror attacks in Moscow

Moscow | Thursday, May 25 2017 IST
The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) detained four suspected terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) group today, plotting public transport attacks in Moscow. The FSB's public relations center said that four members of a terrorist group were detained i... read..

Hollywood studios can't support risky films: Brad Pitt

Mumbai |Thursday, 2017 9:15:04 AM IST
Hollywood actor Brad Pitt says business model of Hollywood studios does not allow them to support risky films like his forthcoming satirical comedy "War Machine".... read..

Nighthawks 'super productive' later in afternoon: Study

London [UK] | May 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
While some workers find themselves at their productive best in the morning, others find it extremely hard to concentrate before afternoon.... read..

Twinkle Khanna supports campaign on menstruation

Mumbai |Thursday, 2017 1:45:42 PM IST
Entrepreneur, producer and author Twinkle Khanna, who is producing a film titled "Padman", is campaigning to urge people to talk about menstruation.... read..

NASA moves up launch of mission to metal asteroid

Washington |Thursday, 2017 1:45:33 PM IST
NASA has announced plans to launch its mission to a unique metal asteroid a year ahead of the original schedule.... read..

Your smartphone obsession may up bad behaviour in kids

New York |Thursday, 2017 1:45:33 PM IST
Do you spend too much time on your smartphone during mealtime, playtime and routine activities or conversations with your kids? If so, it may lead to behavioural issues in your children, warned researchers.... read..
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