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24-May-2019 New Delhi

PM meets President, tenders resignation of Council of Ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday and tendered resignation of the entire Council of Ministers, a mere formality before he is sworn-in for the next term.A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said the President has accepted the resignation...

24-May-2019 Amaravati

YSRCP MLAs to elect Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy as their leader on Saturday

The newly-elected legislators of the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) in Andhra Pradesh will meet here on Saturday to formally elect party chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy as their leader.The YSRCP Legislature Party will meet at the party office at 11 a.m. According...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

The Unifier-II: Populist development through JAM

The alternate universe may not accept the unparalleled rise and rise of Narendra Modi, but he is here to stay for another five years. Not since Mrs Indira Gandhi subsumed the Congress party after dismantling the all-powerful Syndicate in the late 1960s and...

24-May-2019 Hyderabad

Prashant Kishor, I-PAC basking in glory of YSRCP victory

Political strategist Prashant Kishor and the I-PAC of which he is a mentor are basking in the glory of YSR Congress Party's landslide victory in the Andhra Pradesh elections.As the YSRCP stormed to power with 151 seats in 175-member Assembly, the India-Political...

24-May-2019 Kolkata

Bengal witnesses violence post result declaration

Clashes between activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party and other incidents of violence were reported from Bankura, Cooch Behar and other districts in West Bengal, police said on Friday."On Friday, some BJP workers attacked...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Time for 'token action' over, say Congress leaders after poll debacle

The Congress needs "meaningful and difficult decisions" to chart its future course in view of its second successive debacle in the Lok Sabha elections with questions now being raised about leadership of party chief Rahul Gandhi and the strategy to take on...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

DRDO successfully test-fires guided bomb from Sukhoi fighter

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb from the IAF's frontline Su-30 MKI fighter at the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.According to a Defence Ministry statement,...

24-May-2019 Kolkata

Heavyweights, prominent names across parties lose in Bengal

Prominent political figures including a state minister, a former union minister, sitting MPs, as also stars from other fields across various parties fell by the wayside in the Lok Sabha polls, that produced a number of upsets in West Bengal.Leading the list of...

24-May-2019 Mumbai

Kendall Jenner dons outfit similar to Deepika's Cannes look

The voluminous neon green ensemble that actress Deepika Padukone wore at the Cannes Film Festival this year has found a fan in international reality TV star Kendall Jenner, who wore a pink version of a similar dress.On her visit to the French Riviera, Deepika...

24-May-2019 Mumbai

The 'Jacks' who slayed the giants in Maharashtra polls

The Lok Sabha election results saw the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) return to power at the Centre with a brutal majority, erasing the Opposition parties from many parts of the country.However, amid the 'Modi tsunami', there were still some constituencies...

24-May-2019 Mumbai

Care for your hair with aloe vera, coconut oil

The combination of heat, humidity and pollution can take a toll on your hair. But you can care well for it with the combined goodness of aloe vera and coconut oil, suggest experts.Here are some benefits of aloe vera and coconut oil that will make your summer...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Ninth time a single party crosses 300 mark in Lok Sabha

As the BJP crossed the 300 seat mark in the Lok Sabha elections, it was the ninth time that any single party has achieved such a feat.The BJP has already won 302 seats and was ahead in one seat in the 543-member Lower House of Parliament.In 1952, when the...

24-May-2019 Mumbai

Episodic shows more convenient: Sana Amin Sheikh

Actress Sana Amin Sheikh says episodic shows are more convenient to take on.&TV's show "Laal Ishq" has several episodes with different pairing of popular celebrities from telly town. The upcoming episode is set to witness Sana making a comeback to the show.On...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

After Raj Babbar , tweeple put pressure on Sidhu to quit

After Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar sent in his resignation to the party high command owning moral responsibility for the party's poor performance in the state, Twitter users mounted pressure on Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to quite politics."Uttar...

24-May-2019 Mumbai

My body, my rules: Fatima hits back at troll

Actress Fatima Sana Shaikh gave a befitting reply to a social media user who commented on the "Dangal" actress' dressing style, saying it's "my body".Fatima on Friday posted a photograph of herself wearing a pair of trousers and shirt, and enjoying the sunset...

24-May-2019 Mumbai

'Yeh Hai India': Good intentions poorly mounted

A patriotic fever seems to have gripped the country big time with filmmakers trying to bring about winds of change.Writer-director Lom Harsh's "Yeh Hai India", is a mission film. A mission to change the perception of the country from the various negative...

24-May-2019 Mumbai

'Yeh Hai India': Good intentions poorly mounted

A patriotic fever seems to have gripped the country big time with filmmakers trying to bring about winds of change.Writer-director Lom Harsh's "Yeh Hai India", is a mission film. A mission to change the perception of the country from the various negative...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Several film celebs win in LS battle, some lose

In the political 'dangal' of the Lok Sabha elections 2019, a slew of film celebrities including Hema Malini, Sunny Deol, Kirron Kher, Manoj Tiwari, Anubhav Mohanty, Mimi Chakraborty and Nushrat Jahan emerged victorious.Veteran actress Hema Malini, Bollywood's...

24-May-2019 Patna

I'm no weatherman but what I predict happens : Ram Vilas Paswan

BJP ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said that he is not a "mausam vaigyanik" (weatherman), as his rivals describe him, but he understands the pulse of the people and what he predicts after observation, actually...

24-May-2019 Jammu

Modi can't remove 370, 35A despite huge victory: Farooq Abdullah

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that no matter how powerful the electoral mandate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi might have been, he cannot remove Article 370 and 35A.Speaking to reporters here, he said: "No matter how powerful Prime...

24-May-2019 Chandigarh

Chorus grows to change Sidhu's portfolio

Punjab Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Friday joined the chorus blaming Navjot Singh Sidhu for Congress' poor performance in the state and said his action during the parliamentary elections had not only harmed Chief Minister Amarinder Singh but also...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

How Dimple Kapadia landed a Christopher Nolan film

Here's a casting coup of sorts that has got everyone surprised -- veteran Indian actress Dimple Kapadia in a Christopher Nolan film. While the National Award-winning actress, who has been a part of showbiz since 1973, was initially hesitant to take on the role,...

24-May-2019 Washington

Huawei could be part of US-China trade deal: Trump

US President Donald Trump has raised the possibility of easing restrictions on Huawei as part of a broader trade deal with Beijing, despite labelling the Chinese telecommunications giant "very dangerous".The comments on Thursday, which appear to run counter...

24-May-2019 Mumbai

Deepika Singh on husband taking break for her, child

Actress Deepika Singh of "Diya Aur Baati Hum" fame is back in the telly world where actors generally shoot for long hours. She says motherhood shouldn't make women leave their passion, and that she feels fortunate to have a husband who has taken a break from...

24-May-2019 Amaravati

BJP, Congress decimated in Andhra Pradesh

 In the Andhra Pradesh elections, which were all about YSRCP versus TDP, both the BJP and the Congress were decimated.For the Congress, this is the second successive election when it drew a blank in both the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the new state...

24-May-2019

'Brightburn': Intriguing and Gory

The title "Brightburn" refers to a small town in Kansas, US. It is the place where an alien crash lands and is raised with love by a set of perfect, wannabe parents whose prayers of having a child are answered in an unexpected way.Tori (Elizabeth Banks)...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Was ready to walk away after WT20 controversy : Harmanpreet Kaur

Harmanpreet Kaur, captain of the women's T20 India team, has revealed that she was "ready to walk away from the game" after the controversy that erupted in the 2018 Women's World T20 tournament.The exclusion of senior batswoman Mithali Raj from the semifinal game...

24-May-2019 Mumbai

Exciting time for women in movies : Tara Sutaria

Newcomer Tara Sutaria, who has just made her Bollywood debut with "Student of the Year 2", feels it is an "exciting" time for women in the film industry."With the kind of projects being made and importance being given to actors, especially women, I consider myself...

24-May-2019 Sydney

Lights On! It’s Time To Shine For Vivid Sydney 2019

visitors which was a 37 per cent increase on 2017,” Mr Ayres said.All eyes turned to the world-famous Sydney Opera House at 6pm tonight marking the start of the festival for the Lighting of the Sails, created by LA-based artist Andrew Thomas Huang and featuring...

24-May-2019 Surat

Surat fire toll rises to 23, two students on ventilator

The death toll in the Friday's devastating blaze in Surat rose to 23 by Saturday, even as seven students battled for survival in hospitals, officials said.Two of the injured students were on ventilator and five admitted to intensive care units (ICU). The...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Will Riyaz Naikoo fill void created by Zakir Musa's killing?

Riyaz Naikoo, 33, who carries a reward of Rs 12 lakh on his head, now replaces Zakir Musa as the most wanted militant commander in the Kashmir Valley after Musa was killed by security forces on Thursday.Although he is not affiliated to the Al Qaeda as Musa...

24-May-2019 Guwahati

India Open: Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa, Amit Panghal win gold

Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) was crowned champion in the second edition of the India Open International Boxing Tournament at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium here on Friday.Additionally, Amit Panghal (52kg) won his third gold of the...

24-May-2019 Bhopal

Violent ideology of Gandhi's killer has won : Digvijaya Singh

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh, who contested and lost the Lok Sabha poll from Bhopal to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, on Friday said that the violent ideology of Mahatma Gandhi's killer had won in these elections.Speaking to reporters here, Singh...

24-May-2019 Surat

Devastating fire in Surat building claims 20 lives

With the fire brigade personnel pulling out more bodies from the charred remains of a coaching centre in a Surat building which caught a major fire on Friday, the death toll in the tragic incident rose to 20, while 16 other students were injured.As many as...

24-May-2019 Bhopal

Modi's vision is Rashtra Dharma : Pragya Thakur

Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, who has won the Bhopal parliamentary seat on a BJP ticket, on Friday termed the massive mandate to her party in the Lok Sabha elections as "a victory of Rashtra dharma", which she said was a vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Thakur,...

24-May-2019 Kolkata

Five generals of BJP who made lotus bloom in Bengal

As the BJP made stunning inroads in the Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal, winning an unprecedented 18 out of 42 Lok Sabha constituencies, IANS takes a look at the top five generals of the saffron outfit in Bengal who helped the party cut deep into Mamata...

24-May-2019 Mumbai

'PM Narendra Modi': A hurriedly mounted hagiography

Director Omung Kumar's latest film "PM Narendra Modi" is a biopic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The narrative begins with a lengthy disclaimer which mentions it is a fictionalised piece of work. And over the 136 minutes of its runtime, those who are aware of...

24-May-2019 Srinagar

How a studious Zakir Rashid Bhat became the dreaded 'Zakir Musa'

The journey of Zakir Rashid Bhat, from a well-to-do middle class family of Noorpora village in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral area, to becoming 'Zakir Musa' or the most wanted militant in Kashmir reads like a Bollywood blockbuster.Seeing his father Abdul Rashid...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

BJP vote share in Odisha increases by almost 73%

The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) vote share in Odisha in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections increased by almost 73 per cent with the party set to increase its tally to eight seats from the two it won in 2014.On Friday, the party confirmed its victory in five...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Saffron surge breaches Mamata bastion

Mamata Banerjee-ruled West Bengal could not remain immune to the saffron surge that swept the country on Thursday, as the BJP demonstrated a spectacular performance in the Lok Sabha elections in the state where it hardly counted so far.In the state where 42...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

NDA gained most in rural east, UPA in rural south (Data Deep Dive)

The BJP made major gains in rural constituencies of east India and lost the most in rural north.A deep dive into the Lok Sabha election results brings out a clear picture of how the nation voted in a historic verdict in favour of Prime Minister Narendra...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Narendra Modi progenitor of Hindutva Plus

After smashing through all bastions in north and middle India -- from Haryana, Himachal, Uttarakhand and Delhi in the north to Bengal in the east, all the way up to Assam in the northeast, Hindutva has a new sheen, hue and connotation. It is a relentless drum...

24-May-2019 Patna

NDA sweeps Bihar with 39/40 seats, Mahagathbandhan routed

The rout of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), which led the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar, has been the biggest shock in these elections.The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has swept the state, bagging 39 of the 40 seats, while the...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Muslims and election: They also serve who only stand and wait

Indias 187 million Muslims deserve a round of applause for the diligent docility with which they have allowed themselves to be the "other" against which the divisions within Hindu society have been composed into an ever increasing expanse of saffron. In geological...

24-May-2019 Lucknow

'Royal' candidates bite dust in Modi storm

It is a royal victory for the BJP but royals in Uttar Pradesh have lost big, too.For the first time, almost all candidates in the opposition who belong to royal families have lost elections.In Pratapgarh, two royal candidates have lost elections. Rajkumari...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

In continuing Modi surge, BJP claims Middle India

The Bharatiya Janata Party has effected a redrawing of its support base that now spreads beyond the Hindi heartland to include at least 10 states that form its core.The results of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections show that Middle India is now firmly in the BJP's...

24-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

Two high-profile BJP leaders bite dust in Odisha

Amid celebrations in the BJP camp for the stupendous victory in the Lok Sabha elections, two of its high-profile leaders lost in Odisha.Former MP Baijayant Panda, who was contesting from the Kendrapara Parliament constituency, lost to actor-turned Rajya Sabha...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Resounding Modi wave as BJP secures 303

The BJP's resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections that saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi make headlines across national and international dailies and also paint a vast swath of the mainland saffron brought in its wake some outstanding results from a...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Narendra Modi meets L.K. Adavni

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) victory in the Lok Sabha elections was possible because of the work done by party veteran L.K. Advani."The BJP's successes today are possible because greats like him spent...

24-May-2019 Jalandhar

LPU collaborates with Adani Group to make India Cleaner

Lovely Professional University has integrated Project Swachhagraha in the curriculum of 1st year students. ‘Trash the trash’ is the title of this innovative endeavour under the project. More than 6,000 students of the university, hailing from across India,...

23-May-2019 New Delhi

Modi only 3rd Indian PM to return after completing full term

Narendra Modi has achieved the distinction of becoming only the third Indian Prime Minister after Jawaharlal Nehru and Manmohan Singh to return to office after completing a full term with the results of the 2019 general election being announced on Thursday.Nehru,...

23-May-2019 New Delhi

Thank You India : Amit Shah

As the Bharatiya Janata Party lead on 300 seats by Thursday afternoon, close to seven hours into the counting process, BJP President Amit Shah thanked the nation for voting them back to power calling it a victory for the whole country.In a series of tweets...

23-May-2019 Amaravati

YSR Congress wins 151 Assembly, 22 Lok Sabha seats

YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), which swept to power in Andhra Pradesh with a landslide victory, has bagged 151 seats in 175-member Assembly. It also won 22 out of 25 Lok Sabha seats.As counting in couple of constituencies continued past midnight with keen tussle...

23-May-2019 Guwahati

India Open: Mary Kom beats Zareen, Sachin upsets Solanki

Six-time world champion Mary Kom staved off a stiff challenge from Asian Championships bronze medallist Nikhat Zareen in the 51-kg category while former world youth champion Sachin Siwach (52-kg) upset Commonwealth Games gold medallist Gaurav Solanki to storm...

23-May-2019 Gurugram

Rao Inderjeet Singh wins Gurugram seat

Exuberant over his thumping victory, BJP's Gurugram candidate Rao Inderjeet Singh said it is a historic parliamentary election wherein people of the country kept faith with him and voted for Narendra Modi to make him Prime Minister again.Singh defeated Congress...

23-May-2019 New Delhi

Will not work with bad intentions, will take everyone along : Narendra Modi

Accepting the resounding poll victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday promised that he will not work with "bad intentions" and that he would like to move ahead by taking everyone along, leaving behind the bitterness witnessed during the Lok Sabha campaign.Addressing...

23-May-2019 Patna

Chiefs of Grand Alliance partners in Bihar defeated

There was such a Modi wave in Bihar this time that the chiefs of the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP), Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) and VIP - the three allies of the RJD-led Grand Alliance in Bihar - have been defeated in Lok Sabha polls.RLSP chief and former...

23-May-2019 Panaji

BJP wins 1 LS seat, 3 Assembly bypolls in Goa

In what could be described as a mixed bag of results, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Goa won one Lok Sabha seat, but lost the other amid a saffron tsunami in the country on Thursday.However, the BJP won three Assembly by-elections in the state, while...

23-May-2019 Shimla

BJP retains all four Himachal seats with record margins

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday retained all the four Lok Sabha seats in the state as its candidates won by a record huge margins, election officials said.Hamirpur sitting MP Anurag Thakur, Kangra candidate Kishan...

23-May-2019 Pulwama

Zakir Musa, J&K's most wanted militant, killed in Kashmir

The Kashmir Valley's most wanted militant commander, Zakir Musa, who headed the Al Qaeda affiliate Ansar Gazwatul Hind, was killed on Thursday by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.Informed sources said the security forces started a...

23-May-2019 New Delhi

Modi 'mahanayak' of BJP's grand victory : Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the world's "most popular" leader and credited him for party's spectacular victory in Lok Sabha polls.Addressing party workers here at the BJP headquarters, Shah also hit out at opposition...

23-May-2019 Chandigarh

Punjab: Congress wins 8 seats, Akali Dal-BJP 4

Punjab's ruling Congress won eight of the 13 Lok Sabha seats, one of the few states where it did well, while the BJP and its ally Akali Dal bagged two seats each. Bhagwant Mann, the AAP's only hope, retained his seat.The prominent winners included actor-turned...

23-May-2019 Chandigarh

Clean sweep for BJP in Haryana, wins all 10 seats

In a first in Haryana's electoral history, the ruling BJP made a clean sweep by winning all 10 Lok Sabha seats in the state, while the Congress and Om Prakash Chautala's Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) faced humiliating defeats.Union Ministers Rao Inderjit...

23-May-2019 Jalandhar

Santokh Singh Chaudhary Wins Jalandhar Lok Sabha Seat By 19,491 Votes

Congress candidate Mr. Santokh Singh Chaudhary today registered an impressive win in elections for Jalandhar Parliamentary Constituency by defeating his nearest rival Dr. Charanjit Singh Atwal of Shiromani Akali Dal by a margin of 19,491 votes. Divulging the...

23-May-2019 New Delhi

Amit is 'Shah' of Modi's historic second term win

Prime Minister Narendra Modi might be the man of the moment for winning the historic second term but it is Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah who is being hailed, even by the rivals, as the man behind the moment."Time for Congress to get an Amit...

23-May-2019 Varanasi

Narendra Modi wins Varanasi by 4.75 lakh votes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recorded a spectacular victory in Varanasi, clocking a margin of 4,75,754 votes.Modi polled a total of 6,69,602 votes while his nearest rival, Shalini Yadav of the Samajwadi Party (SP), got 1,93,848. Ajay Rai of the Congress got...

23-May-2019 Amethi

Amethi snaps its 39-year-old ties with Gandhi family

Amethi, on Thursday, snapped its 39 years long relationship with the Gandhi family -- a relationship that was filled with emotions and nurtured with emotions.The victory of BJP's Smriti Irani and defeat of Rahul Gandhi is not just the result of an electoral...

23-May-2019 Chandigarh

Badal couple wins Bathinda, Ferozepur seats in Punjab

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and her husband and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Badal on Thursday won their respective parliamentary seats in Punjab.Harsimrat Kaur was locked in a multi-cornered contest from the Akali Dal stronghold of...

23-May-2019 Jaipur

Huge victory margins in Rajasthan tell a different tale

As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) approaches towards a clean sweep in Rajasthan, the increasing vote margins on many crucial seats prove the slogan "Modi tujhse bair nahin", which once echoed in 2018 in Jhunjhunu.A huge gathering in the town during a...

23-May-2019 Mumbai

Massive profit booking fades historic market surge

The BSE Sensex jump-started to cross the 40,000 mark for the first time ever on Thursday with the ruling NDA leading the Lok Sabha vote count from early in the day. In an unexpected turn, however, the markets witnessed a sharp fall in the second half owing...

23-May-2019 Mumbai

Maharashtra: BJP-Shiv Sena script spectacular saffron success

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena combine marched to a spectacular victory in Maharashtra, leading in or bagging (as of 6 p.m.) 41 of the state's 48 Lok Sabha seats.Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis termed the success by saying: "Its not just a...

23-May-2019 New Delhi

No Congress MPs in 18 states/UTs, half-a-dozen ex-CMs bite dust

If one drives from Jammu and Kashmir to Tamil Nadu, one will not find a Congress MP in half-a-dozen of states. The party has scored a nil in 18 states and union territories in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The Congress losers include eight chief ministers...

23-May-2019 Hyderabad

KCR's Federal Front dream shattered with poll results

The crushing defeat of non-NDA parties in Lok Sabha elections shattered the dreams of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, who was looking to play a key role at the Centre.The results came as a huge blow to the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)...

23-May-2019 Hyderabad

Jagan's meteoric rise in Andhra politics

Yeduguri Sandinti Jagan Mohan Reddy, the man of the moment in Andhra Pradesh, has had a meteoric rise in politics.He has now reached his goal, nearly a decade after he aspired for the top post in the state following death of his father and then Chief Minister...

23-May-2019 Lucknow

Is it the end of caste politics in UP?

The caste arithmetic in Uttar Pradesh has fallen flat on its face and the SP-BSP-RLD alliance has nothing left to cheer about.The alliance that was forged in January this year had claimed to trounce the BJP in Uttar Pradesh and, thereby, halt its return...

23-May-2019 Shimla

BJP retains all four Himachal LS seats

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday retained all the four Lok Sabha seats in the state as its candidates won by a record huge margins, election officials said.Hamirpur sitting MP Anurag Thakur, Kangra candidate Kishan...

23-May-2019 New York

Unhealthy food at work ups risk of lifestyle ailments

If you tend to keep guards on unhealthy foods down at workplace, you may be at an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, compared with those who eat healthy food, says a study.Employees who purchased the least healthy food in the cafeteria...

23-May-2019 Los Angeles

It's nice to play empowering women: Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner

Actress Sophie Turner says it is nice to essay roles of empowering women.She decides her projects based on portrayal of women. Turner is popular for her role of Sansa Stark in the recently concluded "Game Of Thrones". Now, she will be back as Jean Grey in "X-Men...

23-May-2019 Newport

Ajinkya Rahane backs Kohli & Co to do well in World Cup

Ajinkya Rahane

Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane believes India have a strong side and will do well in the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30."Definitely, I am going to back the Indian team. We have a very strong side going into the...

23-May-2019 Mumbai

Dimple Kapadia cast in Christopher Nolan's film

Veteran Indian actress Dimple Kapadia has been cast in Christopher Nolan's action epic "Tenet", which will also feature Robert Pattinson and Michael Caine, and will be shot across seven countries, including India.The makers made the announcement about the espionage...

23-May-2019 Mumbai

Ranveer Singh uses baby filter on Deepika Padukone

Bollywood's livewire actor Ranveer Singh turned Deepika Padukone into an 'adorable baby' using a Snapchat filter on a photograph of his actress-wife.The photo-messaging application has introduced a new filter that transforms adult faces to look like a baby. Ranveer...

23-May-2019 Mumbai

Tiger will always have soft corner in my heart : Kriti Sanon

Actress Kriti Sanon, who completed her five-year-journey in Bollywood on Friday, says her first co-star Tiger Shroff will always have a super soft corner in her heart.Kriti made her Bollywood debut in 2014 with the romantic thriller "Heropanti" alongside Tiger...

23-May-2019

5 Ways Make The Most Out Of Loan Against Property?

As an owner of a residential or commercial space with a good resale value, you have the option of leveraging your asset to obtain a huge loan amount on economical repayment terms. A loan against property offers you funding running into crores coupled with...

22-May-2019 Shimla

IAS probationers call on Governor

A batch of five Indian Administrative Services (IAS) probationers who have been allotted Himachal Pradesh cadre, met Governor Acharya Devvrat here today. These probationers are undergoing state-specific training at HP Institute of Public Administration,...

22-May-2019 Landran

Want to be a Professional Nutritionist or Dietician?

Healthcare sector of India is expected to generate 40 million jobs by 2030. Out of this, 1 Lakh jobs are expected to be created from Ayushman Bharat Mission of Government of India, the World’s largest free healthcare scheme. Thus, the sector will require not only...

22-May-2019 Jalandhar

Health department celebrates world hypertension day

The district health department celebrated world hypertension day in Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Civil Hospital on Wednesday to create awareness about the hypertension.Addressing during the seminar, Civil Surgeon Dr Rajesh Kumar Bagga said that hypertension occurs...

22-May-2019 New Delhi

Youth kills father, chops body into 25 parts in East Delhi

A 22-year-old youth killed his father and chopped his body into 25 pieces following an argument over a property dispute in the early hours of Tuesday in East Delhi, the police said on Wednesday.Aman, the main accused, was arrested along with a friend from...

22-May-2019 Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

Sushma refers to Pulwama at SCO meet

India on Wednesday spoke about the Pulwama terror attack at a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) here and said the subsequent terror strikes in neighbouring Sri Lanka had made it more determined to fight the scourge firmly.External Affairs...

22-May-2019 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

India puts RISAT-2B surveillance satellite into orbit

India on Wednesday successfully placed into orbit radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2B, the third in the RISAT series -- after RISAT-2 and RISAT-1.A total of about 5,000 visitors viewed the early morning launch from the viewers gallery here.The...

22-May-2019 Bengaluru

Biocon to soon market breast cancer drug in Canada

Biotech major Biocon on Wednesday said it would soon market in Canada its anti-breast cancer drug Ogivri, which it co-developed with the US-based Mylan, following approval by the Canadian health regulator."As Ogivri is the first drug approved by Health Canada...

22-May-2019 Los Angeles

Alba's tequila shot before filming love scenes

Jessica Alba

Actress Jessica Alba says it's weird doing love scenes and that she has to take a tequila shot beforehand.The actress, 38, opened up about the topic on a podcast alongside husband Cash Warren, 40.She cited two Hollywood actors she has worked with to illustrate...

22-May-2019 Mogadishu

4 killed, 12 injured in Mogadishu car bombing

At least four people were killed and 12 others injured in a car bomb attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, the police said.A police officer told Xinhua news agency that the car filled with explosives went off as the officials were checking...

22-May-2019 New Delhi

RBI may toughen NBFCs' access to public deposits

The Finance Ministry may ask the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to put strong regulatory framework around NBFCs accessing non-bank public deposits, like pension and provident fund, as these are savings of the salaried class and must be kept away from avoidable...

22-May-2019 Chennai

Dependence on few crops impacts food security : Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that the dependence on few crops affects food security and loss in diversity can also lead to lifestyle diseases.At an event to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity here, Naidu said: "Over...

22-May-2019 New Delhi

Congress flays EC for rejecting VVPAT slip count plea

Hours after the Election Commission on Wednesday rejected demand of 23 opposition parties to count the VVPAT slips, the Congress hit back saying the poll panel had become enfeebled and dubbed the electronic voting machines (EVMs) as "election victory machines".Addressing...

22-May-2019 Mathura

Mathura man's mission to save Yamuna

An innovative green crusader from Mathura, Pradeep Bansal, is out to save Yamuna from environmental degradation. The businessman has drawn attention of environmentalists and eco-activists who now want his experiment replicated in other towns along the banks...

22-May-2019 New Delhi

I want to become a bankable actor: Sanya Malhotra

In the last three years, actress Sanya Malhotra got to ride the waves of success as well as taste failure. The "Dangal" star says though box office collection is not in her hands, she would like to be a bankable actor.After her impressive debut in 2016...

22-May-2019 Beijing

Have plenty of curd daily to reduce anxiety

Having probiotics can not only regulate gut bacteria -- trillions of microorganisms in the gut which perform key functions in the immune system and metabolism -- but also improve brain function and, thus, reduce anxiety, find researchers.Probiotics are living...

22-May-2019 New Delhi

Caution: The froth in your milk could be detergent

Think twice before having a glass of milk. You may be drinking a ‘cocktail of milk, white paint and detergent. Come summer, and there is acute shortage of milk in the country, and it is during these months that milk and related products tend to turn more unsafe...

22-May-2019 New Delhi

Vijay Amritraj urges Indian players to make it count

Vijay Amritraj

It is safe to say that India has never produced a tennis player quite like Vijay Amritraj. Over two decades have passed since he hung up his boots, but Amritraj's highest singles ranking of 18 remains the best among Indian players in the Open era.While...

22-May-2019 Jakarta

6 killed in protests against Indonesian President's re-election

At least six people were killed and 200 others injured during protests in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta against the re-election of President Joko Widodo for a second five-year term, authorities confirmed on Wednesday.The police confirmed the death toll...

22-May-2019 Dubai

Dubai: A food haven in summer

An easy and fun getaway for Indians, Dubai has amped up its food and restaurant offerings in the summer in a bid to woo more tourists.From the popular Dubai Food Festival to the food trucks to the world famous Michelin star restaurants, Dubai is the melting...

22-May-2019 Melbourne

Rashid Khan is once-in-a-lifetime bowler: Adam Zampa

Australia's Adam Zampa has heaped praise on Rashid Khan, saying the Afghanistan leg-spinner is a "once-in-a-lifetime" bowler.Zampa, who has been included in the 15-man World Cup squad on the back of his strong showing against India and Pakistan, is now pushing for...

22-May-2019 Washington

Donald Trump taps former US ambassador to run Air Force

US President Donald Trump has nominated Barbara Barrett, a former US Ambassador to Finland and one-time Republican candidate for Arizona Governor, to serve as the next secretary of the Air Force.Barrett, 68, a wealthy Republican donor and wife of former...

22-May-2019 Bhopal

Farm loan waiver in MP will resume once poll code ends : Kamal Nath

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has replied to former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's accusations of the Congress not fulfilling its loan waiver promises made to the farmers of the state and said that loans of 21 lakh farmers had been waived...

22-May-2019 New Delhi

'Rooh-Afza' will be madcap comedy: Varun Sharma

Actor Varun Sharma, who is gearing up for his next titled "Rooh-Afza" along with actor Rajkummar Rao, says the film will be a complete madcap comedy."I cannot talk much about it. It's a Maddock Film, Dinesh Vijan and Mrighdeep Singh Lamba are jointly producing...

22-May-2019 New Delhi

Kohli is the 'form batsman' for last 12 months: Jos Buttler

England batsman Jos Buttler has taken world cricket by storm in the past year and if the recent series against Pakistan was anything to go by, he will be the biggest threat for opposition bowlers as teams gear up to play in the 2019 World Cup in England and...

22-May-2019 Southampton

Bowlers still fear the 'Universe Boss', warns Chris Gayle

Heading into his fifth World Cup, veteran West Indies opener Chris Gayle feels the bowlers know very well what he is capable of doing and are scared of him, although they won't admit it.Gayle, who turns 40 in September, arrived in the United Kingdom for his...

22-May-2019 New Delhi

Enforcement Directorate raids ex-directors of crisis-hit IL&FS

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday carried out searches at the homes and offices of four former directors of the crisis-struck infrastructure lending major IL&FS in Mumbai over connection with an alleged money-laundering case.The agency is...

22-May-2019 Mumbai

'Kab Tak Rokoge' sums up the Indian political whirligig

As the final countdown begins for Indias bitterly fractious polity, IANS cools down the rising temperature by bringing an exclusive Amitabh Bachchan poem -- one which says a lot about who we are, what we represent and our continuing struggles in the hurly...

22-May-2019 Mumbai

Equity indices open flat, Sensex up 0.15%

The key Indian equity indices opened on a flat note on Wednesday tracking a mixed trend in the Asian markets.The indices however, made marginal gains so far after opening on a flat note.At 9.36 a.m., the Sensex traded at 39,029.79 points, higher by 59.99...

22-May-2019 Kulgam

Two Hizbul militants killed in J&K gunfight

Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said."The two slain militants were affiliated with the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit. Their identities are being ascertained,"...

22-May-2019 New Delhi

It was my choice not to do films for a while : Karisma Kapoor

It's been over seven years since the audience saw actress Karisma Kapoor lighting up the screens with her high on energy and impactful performances. She says she chose not to do full-fledged roles in films for a while as she wanted to be at home with her...

21-May-2019 New Delhi

NDA allies express faith in Modi, say India no more a soft state

The constituents of BJP-led NDA allies on Tuesday expressed full faith in the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of results of Lok Sabha elections, saying the past five years have brought about a change in Indias perception that it was a soft...

21-May-2019 New Delhi

Modi, Shah meet Union Council of Minister

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday described the Lok Sabha elections as "unique" as he met his Council of Ministers at a meeting convened by BJP chief Amit Shah for thanking them for their work.The meeting at the BJP headquarters took place two days ahead...

21-May-2019 Kampala

Uganda beat Botswana in T20 WC Africa qualifiers

Hosts Uganda beat Botswana in the ongoing 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) men's Twenty20 World Cup Africa final qualifiers.In a game played here on Monday, Uganda batted first to put on 142/7, while Botswana who chased collapsed at 90.Uganda emerged...

21-May-2019 New Delhi

Crime syndicates smuggle gold in paste form

Big-time crime syndicates operating across India are smuggling gold in a paste form to dodge metal detectors and hi-tech X-ray machines installed at all international airports, sources said.Southern Indian state of Kerala has become the new hub of the gold paste...

21-May-2019 New Delhi

Emergency could have been avoided: Pranab Mukherjee

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who worked closely with former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, says the imposition of Emergency in 1975 could have been avoided as it  curbed the rights of people."The Emergency is noted in the context of certain misrules....

21-May-2019 Bhopal

Not seen a film or TV show in 30 years : Kamal Nath

Kamal Nath

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, who on Tuesday mocked exit polls that predicted a majority for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the Lok Sabha elections as  "entertainment polls", said he was far removed from the "leisure of any such...

21-May-2019 New Delhi

Sharply varying exit poll numbers in key states trigger uncertainty

A general consensus appears to have emerged among political parties that the Bharatiya Janata Party will emerge as the single largest party in the Lok Sabha. However, the exit  polls raise the question whether the party will have clear numbers, as...

21-May-2019 Chandigarh

'Quit if you can't work with CM', another Punjab minister tells Sidhu

Strongly criticising his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu for his comments against Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa  hit out at the cricketer-turned-politician, asking him to quit if he cannot...

21-May-2019 Mumbai

Handling pressure at WC most important : Virat Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli has said handling pressure at the World Cup will be the most important thing and the team will have to play every game with the same intensity as  competition is going to be tough."Pressure is the most important thing in the...

21-May-2019 New Delhi

Here's why you should apply sunscreen indoors too

It's a known fact that sunscreen saves your skin from the adverse effects of UV rays. Applying it while stepping out of your house is a must, but you need to do it while staying  indoors as well, say experts.Technology and harmful radiations from devices...

21-May-2019 Bhopal

Power play: MP Congress alleges BJP 'luring' MLAs with money

Charges and counter-charges flew thick and fast over the BJP's alleged attempt to pull down the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh. The row gathered momentum on  Tuesday with the Chief Minister himself claiming that the BJP was trying to lure the ruling...

21-May-2019 Mumbai

Dhoni to play massive role at WC : Ravi Shastri

MS Dhoni will have a massive role in India's bid to win a third World Cup, says head coach Ravi Shastri."Massive as it has always been," Shastri told reporters on the eve of  team's departure for England and Wales to play the World Cup starting on...

21-May-2019 New Delhi

EC meeting Wednesday on opposition's concern on EVMs : Congress

Abhishek Manu Singhvi

The Election Commission will meet on Wednesday to address the concerns raised by leaders of 20 opposition parties, who met the poll panel on Tuesday to voice their concerns  over Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and use of VVPATs, the Congress said."We...

21-May-2019 Rio de Janeiro

Heart disease risks in overweight, obese kids similar

Overweight and obese adolescents have similar increased risks of developing heart disorders, say researchers."Until recently, overweight in adolescence wasn't considered as  important a risk as obesity for the development of cardiovascular disease. We found...

21-May-2019 New Delhi

Infinix launches new smartphone, fitness band in India

Infinix, the online smartphone brand of China-based Transsion Holdings, on Tuesday launched its latest "S4" smartphone and the new Infinix smart fitness band "X BAND 3" priced  at Rs 8,999 and Rs 1,599, respectively, in India.The "S4" smartphone features...

21-May-2019 Mumbai

Sensex ends 382 points lower after record high

The Sensex on Tuesday ended 382 points in the red, after touching a record high of 39,572 minutes into the trade.The session started on a firm note with Sensex hitting a life- time high of 39,572, but it failed to hold on to the early gains and ended over...

21-May-2019 Mumbai

Coast Guard seizes Pakistani boat carrying heroin worth Rs 6 bn

In a major operation, the Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday chased and seized a Pakistani fishing vessel carrying 200 kg heroin, valued at a whopping Rs 600 crore, to be delivered  to an Indian recipient, an official said.Following a tip-off on Monday...

21-May-2019 Hyderabad

Venkaiah Naidu lauds Telangana town scheme for last rites

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday lauded the mayor of Karimnagar in Telangana for announcing a novel scheme to perform the last rites of the dead on token  payment of one rupee.Naidu tweeted to hail the announcement by Karimnagar Mayor S. Ravinder...

21-May-2019 New Delhi

Nokia 3.2 smartphone now in India

HMD Global, the house of Nokia phones, on Tuesday launched the Nokia 3.2 smartphone with a 6.26-inch HD+ display and about two-day battery life in India.While the 2GB  RAM+16GB internal storage variant of the phone is priced at Rs 8,990, the 3GB RAM+32GB...

21-May-2019 Patna

Bihar should be granted special category status : Nitish Kumar

Ahead of attending a dinner meeting being hosted by BJP President Amit Shah in the national capital on Tuesday night, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that the state  should be granted special category status."We are still in favour of the special...

21-May-2019 San Francisco

Donald Trump says he uses Twitter as 'typewriter'

US President Donald Trump has said that Twitter, where his posts often circulate as memes, is nothing more than just a "typewriter" to him.Trump spoke about his "Twitter  Theory" during an interview with Fox News Channel, CNN reported on Monday. "Twitter...

21-May-2019 London

Women with sleep apnea at greater cancer risk

Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men with the condition, warn researchers.Common symptoms of sleep apnea,  include snoring, disrupted sleep and fatigue."Our study of more than 19,000 people shows...

21-May-2019 Chandigarh

Governor Badnore Unveils book 'Samaj Chintan'

The Punjab Governor and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, V.P. Singh Badnore today unveiled the book titled 'Samaj Chintan' authored by Avinash Rai Khanna, former MP and National Vice President Bhartiya Janta Party at Punjab Raj Bhavan.Speaking on the occasion...

21-May-2019 New Delhi

Opposition leaders meet over EVM concerns

Two days ahead of the Lok Sabha election results, leaders of around 20 opposition parties met here on Tuesday amid their concerns over the electronic voting machines (EVM) and use of VVPATs.Among those who attended the meeting were Congress leader Ghulam...

21-May-2019 Gurugram

Technical snag on Delhi Metro's Yellow Line

The Delhi Metro's Yellow Line, that runs between Huda City Centre in Gurugram to Samaypur Badli, faced a technical snag on Tuesday that led to delay in services for two hours.According to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the snag occurred at the...

21-May-2019 Chandigarh

Cat is out of the bag: Hardeep Singh Puri on Amarinder-Sidhu row

Union Minister and BJP candidate from Amritsar, Hardeep Singh Puri, on Tuesday took a jibe at the ongoing war of words between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, saying, "...the cat is out of the bag"."All along...

21-May-2019 New Delhi

Tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on 28th death anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi were among several political leaders on Tuesday who paid homage to late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary.Rajiv Gandhi's wife Sonia and his...

21-May-2019 San Francisco

Google AI can better predict lung cancer

A team of Google researchers has used a deep-learning algorithm to detect lung cancer accurately from computed scans.The work demonstrates the potential for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to increase both accuracy and consistency, which could help accelerate...

21-May-2019 San Francisco

Google AI can better predict lung cancer

A team of Google researchers has used a deep-learning algorithm to detect lung cancer accurately from computed scans.The work demonstrates the potential for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to increase both accuracy and consistency, which could help accelerate...

21-May-2019 San Francisco

Apple to substitute Watch Series 3 repairs with Series 4

Running low on inventory for the older model, Apple has informed its retail staff to substitute some Apple Watch Series 3 repairs with the Series 4 globally, the media reported.The company announced the change in an internal memo that was delivered to Apple...

21-May-2019 New Delhi

Kedhar Jadhav declared fit, no changes in India WC squad

All-rounder Kedar Jadhav, who had sustained a shoulder injury during the recently concluded edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been declared fit, ensuring no changes will be made to the 15-member India squad for the upcoming World Cup beginning May 30...

21-May-2019 New Delhi

Every fourth patient visiting AIIMS dissatisfied: Survey

In a shocking result, a government survey has found that every fourth patient visiting the AIIMS is dissatisfied with treatment and other facilities at the premier institute.As much as 28 per cent of patients visiting the All India Institute of Medical...

21-May-2019 New Delhi

Be vigilant near strong rooms, Priyanka Gandhi tells partymen

Amid reports of new Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) being brought to the strong room in Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday appealed to the party workers to stay vigil near the strong rooms.In an audio message,...

21-May-2019 Tripoli

At least 510 killed in Libyan capital, 2,467 injured: United Nations

At least 510 people have been killed and 2,467 injured in the military escalation in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, which began last month, the United Nations World Health Organization said."The toll from the armed conflict in Tripoli, Libya continues to...

20-May-2019 Mumbai

Exit polls: Nifty ends with largest point gain since 2008

The Nifty on Monday advanced by a massive 421.10 points to 11,828.25, its largest gain since 2008, as exit polls showed the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance getting a comfortable majority in the just-concluded general election.The BSE Sensex jumped by...

20-May-2019 Mumbai

Style is an extension of one's personality : Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Star cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni says his personal style has evolved over the years, but his love for minimalism has prevailed.He has been roped in as a brand ambassador of India's menswear brand Indian Terrain."I believe style is an expression and extension...

20-May-2019 Mumbai

Saif stuns as naga sadhu, 'Laal Kaptaan' out on Sept 6

After playing a Sikh police officer in the web show "Sacred Games", actor Saif Ali Khan has left fans stunned with his new avatar as a naga sadhu in the film "Laal Kaptaan", slated to release on September 6."Laal Kaptaan" is being produced by Eros International...

20-May-2019 Rome

Novak Djokovic remains world No. 1 despite loss in Rome

Novak Djokovic kept his lead in the latest ATP men's tennis rankings even after he lost to Rafael Nadal of Spain in the final of the Italian Open.The Serb has 12,355 points ranking first, followed by Spain's Rafael Nadal (7,945) and Roger Federer of Switzerland...

20-May-2019 Nagpur

Nitin Gadkari launches new poster of 'PM Narendra Modi'

Just a day after the Lok Sabha exit polls predicted victory for the ruling NDA, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday unveiled a new poster of the forthcoming Bollywood biopic "PM Narendra Modi".The poster reads: "Aa rahe hain dobara PM Narendra...

20-May-2019 New Delhi

Redmi Note 7S with 48MP primary camera now in India

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Monday refreshed its Redmi Note 7 lineup with the 48MP camera-powered Redmi Note 7S for a starting price of Rs 10,999.The 6.3-inch device with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip would be available online from May 23 in two variants:...

20-May-2019 Mumbai

Nyra Banerjee having 'too much fun' playing bad

Nyra Banerjee

Actress Nyra Banerjee is set to show her negative avatar on the show "Divya Drishti". She says she is having too much fun playing the character.She has been entertaining the audience as Divya who has the supernatural power of changing the future. She has now...

20-May-2019 Mumbai

Ananya Panday gets playful with SRK's son AbRam

"Student Of The Year 2" actress Ananya Panday, who is said to have called Shah Rukh Khan her "second dad" recently, got playful with the superstar's youngest son AbRam.Ananya showcased her ability to touch the tip of her nose with her tongue. She took to Instagram...

20-May-2019 Cannes

Priyanka Chopra best version of my dream self in future : Hina Khan

Popular television actress Hina Khan, who made her debut at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival here last week, calls actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas the "best version of her dream self in the future".The TV actress made the admission in an Instagram post she wrote,...

20-May-2019 San Diego

Drinking coffee does improve bowel movement

Drinking coffee keeps the bowels moving because it changes gut bacteria and improves ability of intestines to contract, find researchers.Researchers, feeding rats coffee and also mixing it with gut bacteria in petri dishes, found that coffee suppressed bacteria...

20-May-2019 Jaipur

Tried copying Smriti Mandhana, didn't work: Riyan Parag

Riyan Parag

Seventeen-year-old batsman Riyan Parag, who rose to fame after he helped Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in one of their fixtures in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL), has admitted he admires leading woman batter Smriti Mandhana and tries...

20-May-2019 Washington

War with US will 'officially end' Iran : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has warned Iran "never" to threaten the US again, saying if Tehran wants to fight, that will be the "official end" of the Iranian regime."If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United...

20-May-2019 Rome

Rafael Nadal claims 34th Masters title in Rome

Spain's Rafael Nadal has claimed a record 34th ATP Masters 1000 crown, beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 with a statement victory in an epic Italian Open final.The win on Sunday was huge for Nadal, the world number 2, who broke his tie with Djokovic...

20-May-2019 Cannes

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turns into golden mermaid at Cannes

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has enthralled her fans with her golden mermaid look at the red carpet of the 72nd edition of Cannes Film Festival.Dressed up in metallic gold gown with a long trail, Aishwarya looked no less than a mermaid at the gala.She was...

20-May-2019 Mumbai

Mohit Raina is a shy person : Dia Mirza

Actress Dia Mirza, who will be seen along with actor Mohit Raina in the upcoming web show "Kaafir", says the latter is the shiest actor she has ever worked with."Mohit is the shiest co-actor I've ever worked with. He took about 15 days to open up... even more...

20-May-2019 Cannes

Huma Qureshi finds GoT edge in her Cannes look

Huma Qureshi

Actress Huma Qureshi could only think of "Game Of Thrones" as she dressed up in a grey detailed ensemble for the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival here.She flaunted an elaborate creation by designer Gaurav Gupta as she represented vodka brand Grey Goose,...

19-May-2019 Moga

With 59.08% voting, polling ends peacefully in Moga

Polling for the Faridkot parliamentary constituency in the Moga district on Sunday ended peacefully with 59.08% of the total 7.48 lakh voters in the district turned out to exercise their franchise amidst elaborate arrangements made by the district administration.In...

19-May-2019 Chandigarh

GBP group powers Play Write 2019

The largest real estate developer and Builders in North India, Gupta Builders and Promoters powered the Play Write event bringing together top sportspersons from the field of Cricket in a candid conversation with the live audience. The event took place at...

19-May-2019 Chandigarh

CEO Thanks People Of Punjab For Ensuring Peaceful Poll

The Punjab today witnessed overall peaceful single phased poll to elect 13 representatives for Parliament. Till the filing of news report 62.07 voting percentage was recorded in Punjab.Thanking the people of Punjab for coming out in large numbers to exercise...

19-May-2019 New Delhi

Naidu meets Sonia, Pawar in Delhi

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party President N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday met UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, besides holding consultations for the second time with Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar and CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury...

19-May-2019 New Delhi

Exit polls not perfect for Lok Sabha elections

If exit polls are to be believed, the Narendra Modi government is coming back to power with full majority, but the predictions by poll survey agencies in the past have found not to be close to the actual results.Riding on 'Modi wave', National Democratic...

19-May-2019 Washington

NASA's robot completes first hardware test in space

NASA has completed the first hardware test of a robot in space that would take care of the International Space Station (ISS) in the near future.The robot named Bumble is one of three Astrobee robots that will research automated caretaking aboard the ISS.Bumble,...

19-May-2019 New Delhi

Kashmiri footballer eager to shed her stone-pelter tag

Catapulted into the limelight for the wrong reasons, Kashmiri goalkeeper Afshan Ashiq is keen to grow out of the 'stone-pelter-turned footballer' tag after taking part in the ongoing Indian Women's League (IWL).A photo of Afshan had gone viral on social media in...

19-May-2019 Mumbai

Dhoni puts opposition under pressure: McCullum

With the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 just around the corner, all eyes will be on Team India which is seen as the most strong contender and on former captain MS Dhoni who is probably featuring in his last World Cup. Experts of the game believe the stumper will...

19-May-2019 New Delhi

Rahul attacks EC, says its 'capitulation' before PM is 'obvious'

As the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections got over, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Election Commission (EC), saying its "capitulation before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his gang is obvious" and that the poll panel was not being...

19-May-2019 Bathinda

Harsimrat's daughter among Punjab's first-time voters

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal's daughter Gurlin Kaur was among around 400,000 first-time voters in Punjab on Sunday. She was seen with a certificate of appreciation outside a polling station in her ancestral village Badal, near here.Parkash Singh Badal's...

19-May-2019 New Delhi

Telugu Desam Party seeks action against PM Modi

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday took strong objection to the telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's activities in Kedarnath and Badrinath, saying it was a "clear violation" of the election Model Code of Conduct as voters could...

19-May-2019 Dehradun

On polling day, Narendra Modi prays at Badrinath, Kedarnath

After spending Saturday night meditating in a cave, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered prayers at the Badrinath and Kedarnath shrines in Uttarakhand.His visit to the two shrines, nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas came, on a day when the country...

19-May-2019 Mumbai

Aditi's audition story: Had to make out with stranger

Actress Aditi Rao Hydari says during her audition for "Yeh Saali Zindagi", she had to get intimate with a stranger.During a talk show for an OTT platform, Aditi told the hostess: "I don't have any whacked out stories from auditions, except the 'Yeh Saali Zindagi'...

19-May-2019 New Delhi

When Nehru asked police to locate Kunwar Natwar Singh

Kunwar Natwar Singh in many ways is monotypical in that he served so many Congress dispensations in different capacities. Equally, he came into maximum proximity with celebrated Indian and world leaders, acclaimed writers and people in position of pre eminence....

19-May-2019 St John's (Antigua)

Retired Dwayne Bravo included in Windies reserves for WC

Former West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo, who had announced his retirement from international cricket in October 2018, has been included in the team's list of reserve players for the 2019 ICC World Cup. The list, which was put up on the website of Cricket West...

19-May-2019 New Delhi

BJP mastered WhatsApp elections in India : Shashi Tharoor

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) mastered the art of influencing voters via social media platforms in Lok Sabha elections and WhatsApp has been their favourite medium simply because of its massive reach, Congress Party leader Shashi Tharoor has said.In a...

19-May-2019 Jammu

Curfew continues for fourth day in J&K's Bhaderwah

Curfew continued for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's Bhaderwah town.Authorities have ordered a magisterial probe into the death of a civilian - Nayeem Shah - whose body was recovered by the police from the outskirts of Bhaderwah...

19-May-2019 New Delhi

N. Chandrababu Naidu meets Sharad Pawar again in Delhi

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party Chief N. Chandra Babu Naidu on Sunday met Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar at his residence here.The meeting was part of Naidu's continued outreach to Opposition party leaders in order to...

19-May-2019 New Delhi

Samsung Galaxy A70: Equipped for all-round performance

Samsung India, which sold five million units of Galaxy A phones in just 70 days, is banking big time on the A-series -- in an attempt to outshine the Chinese rivals that have carved out a niche in the Indian smartphone market with competitively-priced devices.The...

19-May-2019 Rome

Novak Djokovic beats Diego Schwartzman to reach Italian Open final

Serbian world No.1 Novak Djokovic got a stern test from Argentina's Diego Schwartzman but he pulled out a 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3 victory to advance to the Italian Open final.The four-time Italian Open champion appeared to have the match fully under control when...

19-May-2019 New Delhi

My friend circle is limited : Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone

Actress Sunny Leone, who is in the "best phase" of her life personally and professionally, says she enjoys having a small circle of friends.In her seven-year journey in Hindi filmdom, Sunny has created a name for herself. She often used to talk about being judged...

19-May-2019 Kinnaur

102-year-old voter casts ballot in Himachal

Shyam Saran Negi, a 102-year-old voter who also participated in the 1951-52 general elections which were the country's first, cast his ballot on Sunday at a picturesque hamlet in Kinnaur district as elections were held to elect four members of Parliament from...

19-May-2019 New Delhi

Voices of women must be heard : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday hailed the role played by women in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections not just as candidates but also as voters and said that their voices must be heard."Today is the seventh and last phase of polling. Our mothers and sisters...

19-May-2019 Amritsar

Campaign spirited, yet dignified : Hardeep Singh Puri

Hardeep Singh Puri

Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development and BJP's candidate from Punjab's Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday said that the election campaign was spirited and yet dignified."Met my colleague in Parliament Sardar Gurjeet Singh...

19-May-2019 New Delhi

Bhalswa Lake: Victim of urbanisation (Delhi Water Bodies)

Once known for its clean and clear water, the Bhalswa Lake of Delhi is narrating its own story of how modernisation and urbanisation is taking a toll on such water bodies.Known as 'Horseshoe Lake' because of its original shape, the water body situated in...

19-May-2019 Le Mans (France)

Marc Marquez back on pole in France, Lorenzo improves to 8th

Marc Marquez

Even a crash during Q2 couldnt stop Marc Marquez from claiming his third pole position from five races while teammate Jorge Lorenzo took a season-best eighth.Wet and cold conditions, the track just 14°C and a brisk air temperature of 12°C, provided a gloomy...

19-May-2019 London

City thrash Watford 6-0 to complete historic treble

Manchester City handed Watford a 6-0 hiding in the FA Cup final to complete an unprecedented domestic treble. David Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling all found the target on Saturday to help City to their third domestic tile of the season...

19-May-2019 Rome

Italian Open: Rafael Nadal beats Tsitsipas to enter final

Rafael Nadal has cruised into the 2019 Italian Open final at the expense of Stefanos Tsitsipas.The Spaniard, eight-time champion at Rome, took an hour and 42 minutes to edge his Greek rival 6-3, 6-4 in the semis, Efe news reported on Saturday.It was the second...

19-May-2019 Mumbai

The era of star secretaries

A star secretary was a phrase used to describe a man/woman who handled the work affairs of an actor. But, a lot of them fitted the bill of ‘Star Secretary because many secretaries who handled stars eventually became bigger stars.It was a curious era in...

19-May-2019 Mumbai

Only tech can't make films successful: Anil Kapoor

Veteran actor Anil Kapoor, who built up curiosity on his upcoming project with acclaimed director Shekhar Kapur, says that though technical advancement has made it easier for the new generation to make films like "Mr. India" it cannot guarantee a movie's success.Kapur...

18-May-2019 New Delhi

Men who are critical of Nehru are pygmies : Natwar Singh

The lion may well be in winter, but he still roars and growls. Diplomat, politician, litterateur, globetrotter and above all raconteur, Kunwar Natwar Singh has always been a man of all seasons. Celebrating his 90th birthday, the Bharatpur-born Jat leader...

18-May-2019 Mumbai

'Laxmmi Bomb' set to release in June 2020

National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar and actress Kiara Advani starrer "Laxmmi Bomb" is all set to release on June 5, 2020.Akshay on Saturday shared the first look of the film on Twitter. In the image, the "Kesari" actor is seen applying kohl in his eyes....

18-May-2019 Hyderabad

Girl, 3, dies as Telangana MLA's car rams bike

A three-year-old girl died and her parents were seriously injured when a Telangana legislator's car rammed their motorcycle on Saturday, police said.The accident took place in Jeedivagu area in Mulugu district.The car in which MLA Danasari Anasuya alias...

18-May-2019 Dehradun

Narendra Modi in Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath on Sunday

Five days ahead of the election results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning offered prayers at the Kedarnath shrine nestled in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand.Early in the day, Modi arrived at Dehradun's Jolly Grant airport and took a helicopter...

18-May-2019 New Delhi

BJP wants to kill me, end positive politics : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here on Saturday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wanted to finish him and the positive politics he had started."Why BJP wants to kill me? What is my fault? I am only building schools, hospital for the people....

18-May-2019 London

Heart attacks more severe in morning than night

Heart attacks that mostly happen in the morning tend to be more severe than cardiac arrests at night, warn researchers.The study, published in the journal Trends in Immunology, discusses how time of the day affects severity of afflictions, ranging from allergies...

18-May-2019 Hyderabad

Stalin in role to rope in KCR, Jagan

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is said to be in close touch with DMK leader M.K. Stalin on building the numbers for the UPA, if push comes to shove following the counting of votes on May 23.Stalin, whose party is an ally of Congress, is reportedly working...

18-May-2019 Washington

Donald Trump lifts metal tariffs, delays auto levies

US President Donald Trump has agreed to lift tariffs on metal imports from Canada and Mexico, that in exchange agreed to stop punishing American farmers with their own taxes on pork, cheese and milk.At the same time, he postponed a decision on Friday on...

18-May-2019 Mumbai

I am obsessed with makeup : Tara Sutaria

Tara Sutaria

Actress Tara Sutaria, who has wooed the audience with her stylish and glamorous looks in her debut film "Student of the Year 2", says she loves to do makeup."I am completely obsessed with makeup. I love to experiment different cosmetic products. I even check...

18-May-2019 Chandigarh

Religion, riots, dynasty dominate Punjab poll battle

In agrarian Punjab, where Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes make 55 per cent of the population, religion and riots more than concerns of farmers and poor are likely to play a decisive role in the Lok Sabha elections going to the polls on Sunday.Chief...

18-May-2019 Mumbai

Kapil Sharma feted by World Book of Records

Kapil Sharma

Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma has been acknowledged as the most viewed stand-up comedian in India and abroad by the World book of Records London."It's a proud moment for all of us. We congratulate the king of comedy, Kapil, for being recognised as one of the most viewed...

18-May-2019 Mumbai

I'm petrified to shoot for 'Sadak 2' : Alia Bhatt

Actress Alia Bhatt, who is gearing up for her next film "Sadak 2", says she is petrified to shoot for the movie, which will be directed by her father and veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt.Alia on Saturday took to Instagram, where she posted a photograph of the...

18-May-2019 Pulwama

Accused in soldier's murder among four militants killed in J&K

Three Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including one involved in the abduction and murder of soldier Aurangzeb last year, were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday and another militant in a shootout in Baramulla, police said.Police...

18-May-2019 Pulwama / Baramulla

3 Hizbul men among 4 militants killed in J&K

Four militants, including three Hizbul men were killed on Saturday in two separate gunfights in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama and Baramulla districts.Following an overnight gun battle between security forces and a group of hiding terrorists in Punzgam village...

18-May-2019 Jalandhar

Stage All Set For Smooth And Hassle Free Polls In Jalandhar

Stage was all set for the General Elections for the Jalandhar Parliamentary Seat as 18.15 lakh voters would decide the fate of 19 candidates who were in fray for the Lok Sabha seat.Divulging the details, the Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer...

18-May-2019 Patna (Bihar)

Internal matter of EC: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday refused to comment on the controversy surrounding the Election Commission (EC) and said that reports of rifts in the EC were its internal matter."It is an internal matter of the EC and it is not proper to say...

18-May-2019 New Delhi

N. Chandrababu Naidu meets Rahul Gandhi

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday continued his outreach to the Opposition parties in order to firm up a non-BJP front ahead of the announcement of Lok Sabha poll results on May 23.He met Congress President Rahul Gandhi at the...

18-May-2019 Cannes

Diana Penty glitters like gold at Cannes

Bollywood actress Diana Penty made a sparkling debut with a glittery gold ensemble at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.For her look, the "Cocktail" actress chose a ravishing mini golden tassle dress by Greek fashion designer Celia Kritharioti. Diana, who is a part...

18-May-2019 Pulwama

Kashmiri Hizbul man among 3 militants killed in Pulwama

A Kashmiri militant was among three militants who were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said."Three terrorists have been killed in Panzgam operation. Weapons and war-like stores were...

18-May-2019 New Delhi

A flyover that took two decades to be completed

For the residents of north Delhi, Rani Jhansi flyover, which was inaugurated last year, is a classic example of how a government project should not be executed -- with cost overruns and painfully long delays in completion. The flyover is one of the slowest...

18-May-2019 San Francisco

No benefit in breaking up Facebook: Sheryl Sandberg

As the chorus grows to break up Facebook, the social networking platform's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has said that it won't serve any purpose."You could break us up, you could break other tech companies up, but you actually don't address the...

18-May-2019 New Delhi

Can cheaper Pixel resurrect Google's smartphone dream?

Google's smartphone business has been struggling to gain ground even as rivals Apple, Samsung and Huawei continue to upend competition with better "specced" devices every quarter.Samsung grabbed the top position with 21 per cent market share while Huawei, with...

18-May-2019 New Delhi

Google celebrates Persian maths genius Khayyam

Google on Saturday dedicated a creative and special doodle to Persian mathematician Omar Khayyam on his 971st birthday. He was best known for his work on the classification and solution of cubic equations.Apart from his maths skills, he was also a well-known...

17-May-2019 Cannes

Priyanka, Nick giving couple goals in Cannes

Singer-actor Nick Jonas was not able to join his wife Priyanka Chopra Jonas for her debut appearance at the red carpet of the 72nd edition of Cannes Film Festival, but he arrived in time to accompany her on the second day of the gala.The two were spotted walking...

17-May-2019 Cannes

Deepika Padukone is living a lime green life in Cannes

After treating fans with her variant looks on her second day at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival, actress Deepika Padukone has now made heads turn when she walked the red carpet in a neon green gown.Deepika took to Instagram to share her fifth...

17-May-2019 New Delhi

Congress dismantled the idea of Modi : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that the partry has "dismantled the idea of Prime Minister Narendra Modi" which was there in 2014 as the party managed to play the role of an effective opposition."The BJP has much more money than us. It can be 1:20,...

17-May-2019 Khargone (MP)

Narendra Modi brushes off Pragya's Godse remarks in last poll rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi brushed aside his party's embarrassment over the controversy sparked by Bhopal BJP candidate Pragya Thakur's comments praising Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse, as he addressed his last rally of the general election on...

17-May-2019 New Delhi

IAF chief files MiG-21 on visit to Sulur

Indian Air Force chief Birender Singh Dhanoa flew a number of MiG-21 sorties in Sulur, Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.Though chiefs have flown fighters in the past as a morale boosting gesture, Dhanoa's latest act comes in the backdrop of ageing Soviet-era jet shooting...

17-May-2019 New Delhi

BJP to form full majority government : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed confidence that the BJP will again get a full majority on its own in the Lok Sabha elections, and it will be the "first instance of a party getting an absolute majority after a full term"."My overall thinking...

17-May-2019 New Delhi

Congress doesn't show door to seniors : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday hit out at the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for showing the door to senior leaders of the party and said that his party respects the seniors and will make use of their experience."Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh...

17-May-2019 Mirzapur

BJP'S policy of divide and rule wont't work : Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Friday warned the BJP that its policy of divide and rule would not work with the SP-BSP-RLD alliance.Addressing a rally in Mirzapur, the BSP President said, "The BJP is worried in this last phase of elections because...

17-May-2019 New Delhi

Aligarh elected only one Muslim, Rampur three Hindus since 1952

Uttar Pradesh is known for its 'Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb' -- a fusion of Hindu and Muslim culture -- and its Aligarh and Rampur Lok Sabha constituencies have shown this since the first Lok Sabha.Of the total 16 general elections since independence, Rampur, an...

17-May-2019 New Delhi

PM with Amit Shah at presser is unprecedented: Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accompanying BJP President Amit Shah to a press conference, saying the move was "unprecedented"."Very impressive. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first press conference...

17-May-2019 Mumbai

Sensex rebounds, ends 537 pts higher

Sensex staged a strong rebound on Friday advancing by 537 points boosted by strength in banking and auto shares."Buying ahead of exit poll results due on Sunday evening triggered short covering in the markets," said Deepak Jasani of HDFC Securities.The BSE...

17-May-2019 New Delhi

BJP will get full majority, Modi will again be PM: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said that his party will get absolute majority in the Lok Sabha polls and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would form the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi."After the results will come...

17-May-2019 Chandigarh

Stop daydreaming, Punjab CM asks Akali Dal chief

Deriding Sukhbir Singh Badal's efforts to turn the Lok Sabha elections into a battle for supremacy in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday urged the Akali Dal President to stop daydreaming of getting back into the seat of power in the state.The...

17-May-2019 Solan (Himachal Pradesh)

Congress governments kept poll promises in states: Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday spoke about the promises kept by Congress governments in different states and asserted that his party's ambitious Nyay Yojana would jumpstart the economy when implemented."We told you we would bring MGNREGA and we did....

17-May-2019 New Delhi

Disciplinary inquiry against Pragya, others on Godse remark: Amit Shah

Distancing from the statements of party leaders Pragya Singh Thakur, Ananth Hegde and Nalin Kumar Kateel calling Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse a "patriot", BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said the party's Disciplinary Committee will inquire into the...

17-May-2019 Chandauli (Uttar Pradesh)

Chandauli also faces prestigious battle in final phase

After Varanasi, if there is any other Lok Sabha constituency that has the spotlight fixed on it in Uttar Pradesh, it is the adjoining Chandauli.State BJP President Mahendra Nath Pandey is seeking re-election form Chandauli and this increases the importance...

17-May-2019 New Delhi

Can't forgive Pragya for insulting Bapu: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he will never forgive BJP's Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur and others for glorifying Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as "deshbhakt" (patriot)."Whatever statements have been made on Gandhiji...

17-May-2019 Khargone (Madhya Pradesh)

'Ab ki baar, 300 paar' : Narendra Modi

"Ab ki baar, 300 paar" (This time, it will be 300 plus), thundered Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally here on Friday.Asserting that the ongoing Lok Sabha battle was to decide the future of not a political party but the country, he said he...

17-May-2019 Lucknow

Varanasi voters being threatened: Mayawati

BSP President Mayawati on Friday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modis men were bribing and threatening voters in Varanasi and questioned why the Election Commission is not keeping an eye on his Lok Sabha constituency like in West Bengal.In a tweet,...

17-May-2019 Lucknow

National pride prevails over Hindu pride in UP, so does caste factor

There is hope for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh and it is the Modi factor that is working in the rural areas once again.Though the Modi wave is not as strong as it was in 2014, it is still palpable and more than Hindu pride it is national...

17-May-2019 Mirzapur

Modi better actor than Amitabh : Priyanka Gandhi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi fired a fresh salvo at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and called him the worlds "greatest actor"."Ab aap samajh lijiye ke apne duniye ke sabse bade abhineta ko apna Prime Minister bana diya hai, is se accha toh aap Amitabh...

17-May-2019 New Delhi

Pragya's Godse remark against BJP's ideology: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said that party leader Pragya Singh Thakur's praise of Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as a "patriot" was against the BJP's ideology.Distancing the party from the comments made by its leaders Pragya Thakur, Ananth...

17-May-2019 Patna

Why is JD-U contesting minus manifesto : Tejashwi Yadav

Attacking Bihar's ruling JD-U for contesting the Lok Sabha elections without a manifesto, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday asked it to release it at least at the end of the campaign on Friday."Nitish Chachaji, today is the last day of campaign of Lok Sabha...

17-May-2019 Chennai

There was no term called 'Hindu' before Mughals : Kamal Haasan

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Friday said it was ignorance that made Mughals give the name 'Hindu' to the nation.In a tweet, Haasan said the 12 Alwars (Vaishnavite poet-saints) or the 63 Nayanmars (Saivaite poet-saints) did not mention the word Hindu.Haasan said the...

17-May-2019 Shimla

High-stakes battle for Jai Ram Thakur in Himachal

Himachal Pradesh's four parliamentary seats -- Mandi, Hamirpur, Kangra and Shimla -- that vote in the seventh and final phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections on Sunday, have become a high-stakes battle for the BJP's star campaigner and first-time Chief...

17-May-2019 Gurdaspur

Modi hiding behind Sunny Deol in Gurdaspur : Sunil Jakhar

Congress leader Sunil Kumar Jakhar on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "hiding" behind actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol, his BJP opponent in Gurdaspur, and said that by bringing in an outsider for the poll fight in the border district of Punjab,...

17-May-2019 Chamba

BJP is all set to win Lok Sabha elections : Jai Ram Thakur

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the BJP is all set to win these Lok Sabha elections with full majority and Narendra Modi will once again become the Prime Minister of the country. The Congress leaders know this truth very well and in utter desperation...

17-May-2019 New Delhi

Happy in personal, professional space : Arjun Kapoor

Actor Arjun Kapoor is currently in a "very happy space" in his personal and professional life. He says speculation around his wedding is understandable as his peers are now happily married.Rumour mills have been abuzz about his relationship and wedding with...

17-May-2019 Nawnshahar/Mohali

Manish Tewari signs off campaign with over 2 lakh victory margin claim

Asserting that he will win with a margin of over two lakh votes, the Congress candidate from Shri Anandpur Sahib Manish Tewari stormed Nawnshahar, Balachaur and Garhshankar areas with massive roadshows on the last day of campaigning today.Signing of his campaign...

17-May-2019 Jammu

Curfew on in Bhaderwah, police deny cow vigilantes behind murder

Curfew continued for the second day on Friday in tension-ridden Bhaderwah town of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district, even as police denied cow vigilantes were behind the murder of a local resident.Officials said there would be no relaxation in the curfew yet....

17-May-2019 Chennai

It is advisable not to arrest me : Kamal Haasan

Even as his anticipatory bail petition is pending before the Madras High Court for his 'Hindu terrorist' speech, actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Friday said it is advisable not to arrest him.Speaking to reporters here, the founder of Makkal Needhi Maiam...

17-May-2019 New York

SRK thrilled, honoured to share story with Letterman

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who engaged in a candid interview with American talk show host David Letterman, says he was thrilled and honoured to share his story with one of the most famous talk show personalities."I've watched David Letterman's late-night talk show...

17-May-2019 Washington

NASA selects 11 US firms to build human lunar landers

The US space agency NASA has selected 11 companies including Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, Elon Musk's SpaceX to develop prototypes of human landers for its Artemis lunar exploration programme.NASA aims to put the first woman on the Moon's south pole by 2024...

17-May-2019 Los Angeles

Halsey is no 'little lady' in new song 'Nightmare'

Before launching her song on Friday, singer Halsey responded on Twitter to a fan who wanted an "angry anthem", assuring, "well boy do I have a song for you".The pop star's latest single "Nightmare" is exactly what the youth has been waiting for, reports billboard.com.Halsey...

17-May-2019 Los Angeles

Judd, Harris to star in biopic on anti-gay activist

Actors Ashley Judd and Neil Patrick Harris have been roped in for a biopic on anti-gay activist Anita Bryant.Titled "Anita", the film will be on the life of Bryant, the and singer who campaigned against local anti-discrimination ordinances in Florida, inadvertently...

17-May-2019 New Delhi

Once a dumping ground, Neela Hauz now a soothing site

Amid the bustle of south Delhi's urbane surroundings, the Neela Hauz biodiversity park, comes as a soothing sight. The clean water body and the lush green landscapes that one sees today was earlier a stench emanating dumping ground for construction material...

17-May-2019 New York

Donald Trump proposes 'merit-based' immigration system

US President Donald Trump has proposed a sweeping change to the immigration system to make it "merit-based" favouring professionals and well-educated people who will be high earners.Unveiling his plan at the White House on Thursday, he said the current...

17-May-2019 Mumbai

Ishita on what's changed after Tanushree's #MeToo story

Actress Tanushree Dutta helped trigger the #MeToo movement in India last year, and months have gone into the investigation of her sexual harassment case. But her sister and actress Ishita Dutta says that thanks to her sister, now people are acknowledging that...

17-May-2019 New Delhi

'Godzilla II...' to now arrive in India before US

"Godzilla II: King Of The Monsters", which was to hit the screens in India on May 31, will now open in the country a day early, before its scheduled international release.Following the global success of "Godzilla" and "Kong: Skull Island", the anticipation for...

17-May-2019 New Delhi

Don't want to take pressure of performing well : Kirti Kulhari

Actress Kirti Kulhari doesn't want to take on the pressure of performing well in her next project as she says that it doesn't work well with her.This year, it was a great start for Kirti as she enjoyed the success of "Uri: The Surgical Strike" and "Four More...

17-May-2019 Mumbai

'De De Pyaar De': An upbeat and contemporary take on romance

'De De Pyaar De' is a light-hearted rom-com that addresses the real and plausible, issue of an older man falling in love with a girl half his age and how it is viewed upon, by the Indian society.Ashish Mehra (Ajay Devgn), a 50-year-old London-based business...

17-May-2019 Mumbai

'De De Pyar De' is cuddly winsome, naughty

Okay, guys, there is news. Ajay is back to spelling his surname as Devgn'. He confuses me in every film, dropping an 'a' as though it was a primetime soap's fluctuating ratings.In this film Devgn's title is not all that is confusing. His 50-year old highly...

17-May-2019 Patiala

Patiala will break all previous records this time: Preneet Kaur

Former union minister and Congress candidate from Patiala parliamentary constituency Ms Preneet Kaur today said that the people here will break all the previous records to ensure Congress victory from here.Winding up a hectic month long campaign, Ms Kaur expressed...

17-May-2019 Mathurapur

Mamata destroying Vidyasagar statue vandalism evidence: Narendra Modi

Days after the statue of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar in Kolkata was vandalised during BJP President Amit Shah's roadshow in the city, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accused the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government of destroying evidence of the...

 

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