Author: IANS

Pawar takes u-turn on alliance with Shiv Sena (Lead)

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Ahead of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar’s meeting with Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, the former on Monday took a dramatic u-turn on a possible alliance with the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra and said the BJP and Shiv Sena fought together and they[Read More…]

Top govt panel to decide on JNU stalemate

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Union Human Resource Development Ministry formed a high-powered panel on Monday to recommend measures for restoration of normal functioning of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The three-member committee comprises former UGC Chairman Professor V.S. Chauhan, AICTE Chairman Professor Anil Sahasrabudhe and UGC Secretary Professor[Read More…]

SC to hear Chidambaram’s bail plea (Lead)

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear former finance minister P. Chidambaram’s bail plea in the INX Media money laundering case. A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde said that the court will hear the plea either on Tuesday or Wednesday. Chidambaram’s counsel[Read More…]

Jaipur-based designer to hire more women artisans

By Archana Sharma Jaipur, Nov 18 (IANS) AKFD Storey, a globally recognised multidisciplinary design practise and manufacturing entity based in Jaipur, which shot to fame after designing Mudra installations at Delhi international Airport and winning the UN seal of excellence four times, has announced to hire one-third of women artisans[Read More…]

LS: Opposition raises Farooq’s detention, Kashmir

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress and some other opposition parties on Monday protested in the Lok Sabha seeking release of detained Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and others, as well as on the “instability” in Kashmir. The protest began soon after the House assembled for[Read More…]

Key questions in LS on 1st day of winter session (Lead)

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) As the winter session of Parliament starts on Monday, there’s a host of questions that are lined up for the government to answer in the Lok Sabha. These pertain to issues of economy, Corporate Affairs, Culture and Tribal affairs, economic slowdown, bank merger among others.[Read More…]

Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn-in as 7th SL Prez (Lead)

Colombo, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Defence Minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa was on Monday sworn-in as the seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka after winning the crucial election held on November 16. Rajapaksa, who contested the presidential election from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party, was declared as the President on[Read More…]

‘Foreign PEs pumped $14 bn in realty during 2015-19’

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Foreign private equity firms invested around $14 billion during the period starting 2015 to the quarter ended September of 2019 with most of the investments in the commercial real estate sector, says a data by Anarock Capital. It said around 63 per cent or around[Read More…]

‘Medical emergency’ in Delhi: BJP’s Manoj Tiwari

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Delhi BJP MP Manoj Tiwari on Monday drove to Parliament on a bicycle and slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over a study that said supplied water in the city is not good for drinking as it failed to meet the quality parameters, adding there[Read More…]

User data not affected from new MP4 file bug: WhatsApp

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) WhatsApp on Monday said no user data was affected owing to a new bug where a specially-crafted malicious MP4 file may have used the vulnerability to trigger the remote code execution (RCE) and denial of service (DoS) cyber attack when downloaded by a user on[Read More…]

Rajya Sabha marshals’ uniform changes to military green

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) On the first day of the winter session of Parliament, Rajya Sabha members were surprised with the new uniform of the marshals standing beside the seat of Chairman as earlier it was a turban with Indian attire. The new uniform resembles military and civil uniforms.[Read More…]

Needed strength around the bowling department: Zaheer

Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Former left-arm pace ace Zaheer Khan, who is the Director of Cricket Operations at Mumbai Indians, feels the defending champions needed some strength in their bowling department and hence the trade ins were a reflection of that. The 2011 World Cup winner also stressed that this[Read More…]

FM to table Chit Fund Amendment Bill in LS

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Parliament will take up the Chit Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on the first day of the session, which is aimed at putting in place a mechanism to ensure transparency in chit fund schemes and protect subscribers and regulate the industry. The government wants the legislation[Read More…]

Pawar to meet Sonia to discuss alliance with Sena

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar will meet Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Monday evening to discuss a possible alliance with the Shiv Sena to form a government in Maharashtra. Speaking to IANS in Parliament, Pawar said, “I will meet Sonia Gandhi at[Read More…]

Take care of your elderly parents: Pankaj Kapur

By Siddhi Jain Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANSlife) Actor-thespian Pankaj Kapur, who has recently published “Dopehri”, his debut novel on the life of an elderly widow, believes that the least an individual can do is take care of their parents. “My concerns are also to do with the elder generation, and[Read More…]

4 new MPs take oath in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Four newly-elected Members of Parliament took oath in the Lok Sabha on day one of the winter session of Parliament on Monday. Prince Raj from the Samastipur parliamentary constituency in Bihar, Himadri Singh from Shahdol in Madhya Pradesh, Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil from Satara in Maharashtra[Read More…]

Comfort, good quality most important for me: Harbhajan

By Puja Gupta New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANSlife) Indian cricketers are loved and followed not just for their performance on the ground, their uber cool fashion game, unique style and fitness too catch the fancy of many. One among them is veteran Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh who has been giving[Read More…]

International Criminal Court may probe UK war crimes cover-up

The Hague, Nov 18 (IANS) The International Criminal Court (ICC) has said that it could open its first investigation into the British military following a BBC programme about alleged war crimes, it was reported on Monday. BBC Panorama, a current affairs programme which features interviews and investigative reports, found evidence[Read More…]

SC to hear Chidambaram’s bail plea

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s bail plea in the INX Media money laundering case. A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde said that the court will hear the plea either on Tuesday or Wednesday. Chidambaram’s counsel[Read More…]

Sony announces Android 10 roadmap for 8 smartphones

Tokyo, Nov 18 (IANS) Japanese electronics-maker Sony has released the list of smartphones that will be updated to Android 10, starting December. Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 will be the first set of devices to taste the latest iteration of Android, the company said in a statement recently. Meanwhile,[Read More…]

‘It’s a period of far greater democracy in publishing’

By Siddhi Jain Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANSlife) Alexander McCall Smith, the 71-year-old British author of his bestselling “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” series and “Detective Varg” series, may not be a fussy writer, but is given to a disciplined life, and finds the literary world of today more democratic[Read More…]

Home decor ideas that are light on your pocket

By Puja Gupta New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANSlife) It is the time of the year when you want to start everything around you afresh. Dont let your budget stifle your decor enthusiasm in 2020. Saloni Khosla, Head of Bespoke, Pepperfry and Manjari Upadhye, Chief Executive Officer of Domestic Business, Welspun[Read More…]

Keeping bones, joints healthy

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANSlife) Bones provide a structure to our body and protect our organs. Joints are complex structures of bones made functional by adjoining muscles. Joints allow movement and stability. Therefore, it is important to maintain them in good health says Dr Harshavardhan Hegde, Executive Director, Orthopaedics and[Read More…]

Julie Andrews was offered cocaine at party

Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Award-winning actress Julie Andrews has said she was once offered cocaine at a party by hosts who were curious to see how “Mary Poppins would react”. The 84-year-old actress said she and her late husband Blake Edwards were both offered the class A drug whilst[Read More…]

Delhi Police launches probe in Kali Mandir fraud case

By Sanjeev Kumar Singh Chauhan New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police has launched a probe in a case of misappropriation of gold and silver jewellery at Kali Mandir in Chittaranjan Park here, police said on Monday. “An internal inquiry by the temple’s management[Read More…]

4 killed in mass California shooting

Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) At least four people were killed and six others injured in a mass shooting by “unknown suspects” who remain at large in California’s Fresno city, police said. Fresno police said that 10 people were shot on Sunday night in the backyard of a house on[Read More…]

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