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Amritsar | Dasara revellers spill onto railway track; at least 50 killed

At least 50 people were killed Friday evening after a crowd of Dussehra revellers that had spilt onto railway tracks while watching the burning of Ravana effigy was run over...

#MeToo: Celebrity manager rescued before suicide attempt

Mumbai, Oct 19: Navi Mumbai Police rescued Anirban Blah, who is the co-founder of celebrity management firm Kwan Entertainment and has been accused by some women in the #MeToo movement,...

Amitabh Bachchan to pay off loan of over 850 farmers

Mumbai, Oct 19: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has revealed he will be paying off loans of over 850 farmers from Uttar Pradesh.

The 76-year-old actor said he previously helped over...

Jeddah becoming more greener

Riyadh, Oct 19: Five hundred parks in Jeddah have contributed to softening the public face presented to the world and its visitors by the Bride of the Red Sea....

Algeria bans female public sector employees from wearing full-face veils

Algiers, Oct 19: Algeria Prime minister Ahmed Ouayhia has banned female public sector employees from wearing veils that cover their faces.

In a letter sent to ministers and regional...

‘He’s my kind of guy’: Trump praises Congressman who assaulted journalist

Washington, Oct 19: US President Donald Trump on Thursday praised a US congressman who assaulted a reporter, making light of the attack.

Greg Gianforte was sentenced to six months...

Indian-American bags US Presidential Award for combating human trafficking

Houston, Oct 19: An Indian-American woman has been honoured with a Presidential award by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for her extraordinary contribution towards combatting human trafficking in Houston....

Mangaluru gets a glimpse of old Mysuru in 'Bombe Habba'

Mangaluru, Oct 19: For over a decade, this bunch of Mysuru natives residing in Mangaluru has captured the attention of the coastal region with their unique tradition of Golu or...

For the women, by the women: South India’s first ‘Mahila Mall’ all set to open in Kerala

Kozhikode, Oct 19: On November 14, when India celebrates children’s day, a new mahila mall (women’s mall) will be launched in Kerala’s Kozhikode. Considered to be the first-of-its-kind in south...

‘Certainly looks’ like Khashoggi is dead: Donald Trump

Washington, Oct 19: US President Donald Trump has said it “certainly looks” like Jamal Khashoggi is dead and threatened “very severe” consequences if Saudi Arabia is found to have murdered...

Sabarimala row: Trupti Desai detained after threatening to stop PM's convoy

Pune, Oct 19: Women activist Trupti Desai was detained by the Pune Police on Friday morning after she, along with other women activists, threatened to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi's...

Mysuru royal family’s 98-yr-old member; Dasara rituals suspended; procession to go ahead

Mysuru, Oct 19: A senior member of Mysuru royal family passed away on Friday amidst ongoing Dasara celebrations. Puttachinnamamnni, mother of Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, died due to age related ailments,...

Two women trek to Ayyappa temple; return back amid threat from head priest

Kochi, Oct 19: Amid threat by Thantri to lock the Ayyappa temple, protests by Assistant Priests and several devotees forced two women, including a Journalist of Mojo TV to give...

Activist Rehana Fathima’s house ransacked for trying to entre Sabarimala temple

Pathanamthitta, Oct 19: Unidentified miscreants on Friday allegedly vandalised the house of woman activist Rehana Fatima who had unsuccessfully attempted to enter Sabarimala Temple in the state.

Fatima had...

Former Malaysian Deputy PM charged with money laundering and corruption

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 19: Malaysia’s former deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was slapped with 45 charges in court on Friday (Oct 19) involving fraud of RM114 million (US$27.4 million)....

Srikanth slays Lin Dan to reach Denmark Open quarters

Odense, Oct 19: Kidambi Srikanth defeated the legendary Lin Dan for the second time in his career to set up an all-Indian quarterfinal against Sameer Verma at the Denmark Open...

Pandalam Palace Trust's letter endorses Sabarimala closure to protect rituals

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19: The Pandalam Palace Trust on Friday wrote a letter to functionaries of Sabarimala Temple asking them to shut down the temple in case of any breach of...

Dinesh Karthik, Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane to lead Deodhar Trophy teams

New Delhi, Oct 19: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the teams for this year's Deodhar Trophy, which is slated to commence on October 23....

DRI busts smuggling racket; 6 passengers from Gulf among 14 arrested; 11.29 kg gold seized

Bengaluru, Oct 19: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Bengaluru Zone, has arrested 14 people and recovered 11.29 kg gold worth Rs 3.67 crore from them.

With this the...

Udupi: Row over entry of woman into Laxmi Mantapa of Kollur temple

Udupi, Oct 19: Even as a row is raging in Kerala over the Sabarimala temple, the entry of a woman into the Kollur Sri Mookambika temple's Laxmi Mantapa, open only...

SC refuses to quash proceedings against MEP chief Nowhera Shaik

Newsroom, Oct 19: Business magnet-cum-politician Nowhera Shaik, who was arrested three days ago, has been declined relief by the Supreme Court - to quash proceedings initiated against her for duping...

Notice to NDTV for alleged FEMA violations of over Rs 4,000 cr

New Delhi, Oct 18: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a show cause notice to private television news channel NDTV for alleged violations of the forex law amounting to...

#MeToo: Fourth harassment allegation against Padma Bhushan Jatin Das

New Delhi, Oct 18: Painter Jatin Das has been accused of sexual harassment by a fourth woman, who Thursday claimed that the Padma Bhushan recipient harassed her when she worked...

Politics in the name of religion is wrong; religion tag for Lingayats a blunder: DKS

Bengaluru, Oct 18: In an embarrassment for the Congress, senior leader and Karnatakawater resource minister DK Shivakumar has conceded that his party committed a "major blunder" by recommending religious...

Mysuru gears up for grand finale of Dasara festivities

Mysuru, Oct 18: The cultural capital of Karnataka and the 'City of Palaces' is gearing up for the world famous Mysuru Dasara Procession (Jumbo Savari) to be held on October...

SevenHills Hospital goes to NRI tycoon B R Shetty

Mumbai, Oct 18: NRI tycoon B R Shetty’s BR Life—the largest private healthcare company in the UAE—has won the sale bid of the debt-ridden Seven-Hills Hospital in Marol by virtue...

Gokarna temple imposes rigid dress code; bans shirt, pants, shorts, hat...

Gokarna, Oct 18: A new dress code banning jeans, trousers and Bermuda shorts has been put in place at the Mahabaleshwar Temple in Gokarna, a popular pilgrimage centre in Uttara...

BJP alleges Cong sponsoring ad in Pak to remove Modi

New Delhi, Oct 18: The BJP accused the Congress on Thursday of running a "paid campaign" on Facebook in Pakistan for removal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling it...

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#MeToo launched by "perverted" minds, says minister

Karur, Oct 18: In potentially controversial remarks that could provoke a backlash, Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan has said the #MeToo movement was started by "people with perverted minds" and...

N D Tiwari, former CM of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand dies on his 93rd birthday

New Delhi, Oct 18: Veteran politician N D Tiwari, who had served as the chief minister of two north Indian states – Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand – passed away at...

#MeToo: Vikas Bahl files a Rs 10 crore defamation case against Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane

Mumbai, Oct 18: Filmmaker Vikas Bahl, accused of sexual assault by a former employee of Phantom Films, has filed a Rs 10 crore defamation suit against Anurag Kashyap and...

4 pilgrims including 3 children killed as Udupi-bound car collides with tanker

Kannur/Udupi, Oct 18: Four members of a family were killed and four others injured when their car collided with a tanker truck early on Wednesday on the national highway...

#MeToo movement: Mumbai court raps Alok Nath over his absence

Mumbai, Oct 18: A Mumbai court on Wednesday didn't pass an interim order and allowed writer-producer, who accused actor Alok Nath of rape and violence, to use social media to...

Yettinahole project | ‘Construction of canals may harm existing water bodies in Hassan dist’

Hassan, Oct 18: The second phase of Yettinahole Integrated Drinking Water project, intended to carry water from Dakshina Kannada to dry land areas of Karnataka, has faced a fresh hurdle...

SIM issued through Aadhaar will not be disconnected, re-verification of subscribers’ details optional: Govt

New Delhi, Oct 18: The Government will not push for re-verification of mobile service customers and it will be done only if a customer opts to replace Aadhaar records...

Eating walnuts may not lead to weight gain

Los Angeles, Oct 18: A diet rich in walnuts may not lead to weight gain or increase the risk of obesity, a study conducted in healthy elders claims.

The...

High school boy bakes grandpa’s ashes into cookies, distributes among friends

Davis, Oct 18: A high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade sugar cookies and shared them with several classmates, police in Northern California said Wednesday.

The...

US may remove India from currency monitoring list

Washington, Oct 18: The US could remove India from its currency monitoring list of major trading partners, the Treasury Department has said, citing certain developments and steps being taken by...

Trump administration to propose changes in H-1B visas

Washington, Oct 18: The Trump administration has said it is coming out with new proposals to not only revise the definition of speciality occupations under H-1B visas, but also the...

Sabarimala row: Devotees force woman journalist to turn back

Pamba, Oct 18: A Delhi-based woman journalist of a foreign media outlet, who trekked the Sabarimala Hill, was Thursday stopped midway by Lord Ayyappa devotees opposing entry of women of...

Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria admits fixing guilt at last: Report

London, Oct 18: Pakistan’s Danish Kaneria has finally admitted his role in a fixing scandal that led to the imprisonment of former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield after six years of...

Truck rams into Rajdhani Express in MP; 2 train coaches derail

Jhabua, Oct 18: A speeding truck rammed into the New Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express Thursday, resulting in derailment of two of its coaches at a railway crossing in Madhya Pradesh's Jhabua...

Sabarimala temple row: Section 144 imposed in 4 places of Kerala

Pathanamthitta, Oct 18: Amid intensifying protest in the region against the entry of women in the menstrual age group in the Sabarimala temple, the state administration on Wednesday imposed Section...

Hindu brothers don't call me for campaigning now: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Lucknow, Oct 18: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has stated that the number of Hindu candidates inviting him to campaign for them has reduced.

Azad pointed at the...

Bengaluru: UAE Defence Minister visits HAL, evinces keen interest in LCA Tejas

Bengaluru, Oct 18: UAE's Minister of State for Defence Affairs Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi Al Falacy Wednesday visited the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited here and evinced keen interest in the indigenously...

‘Only love, no jihad’: NIA concludes probe into conversion cases of Kerala women

Newsroom, Oct 18: The prolonged investigation by the National Investigation Agency’s (NIA) into interfaith marriages in Kerala has ultimately debunked theory of ‘Love Jihad’ propagated by Muslim haters. The powerful...

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Iran continues to remains a mute spectator in Khashoggi’s case

Tehran, Oct 18: Iran has been playing it cool as it watches the 'furore' over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi create a crisis for its regional rival Saudi Arabia....

Haiti Anti-Corruption protest leaves 2 dead

Port-Au-Prince, Oct 18: At least two persons were killed and dozens injured during an anti corruption protest in Haiti on Wednesday.

An anti-corruption campaign that started on social media...

Kerala expat in Saudi sacked by Lulu group for 'derogatory' remarks on Sabarimala row

Dubai, Oct 18: An Indian man in Saudi Arabia has been fired from his job for allegedly posting "derogatory comments" on women, amid the Sabarimala temple row, a media report...

Canada makes Marijuana legal

Montreal, Oct 18: When Canada legalizes recreational pot on Wednesday, market watchers predict the birth of a new industry -- creating thousands of jobs, investor euphoria, a new tax source...

Sabarimala temple row: NCW takes cognisance of attack on women journalist

Pathanamthitta, Oct 18: The National Commission for Women(NCW) on Wednesday took cognisance of attack on women journalists by the devotees protesting against the entry of women between the age group...

I know Nana Patekar is indecent: Raj Thackeray

Amravati, Oct 18: Calling actor Nana Patekar "indecent", Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has said the 'Me Too' movement is a serious matter, and should not be debated...

Woman begins climbing Sabarimala hill amid protests

Pamba, Oct 18: A woman, said to be a Delhi-based journalist of a foreign media outlet, began trekking to Sabarimala hill amid protests by devotees opposing the entry of girls...

Bengaluru: Heavy rain dampens holiday spirit; roads flooded, motorists hit

Bengaluru, Oct 18: Rain that lashed parts of Bengaluru yesterday threw life out of gear, flooding roads and triggering traffic chaos for hours. The city recorded a rainfall of 45.3mm...

Bengaluru: Leak in LPG cylinder causes blast; husband, wife killed

Bengaluru, Oct 17: A man and his wife, who eked out a living as labourers, were killed in a blast reportedly caused by leaking LPG in their house at Panchasheelanagar...

Am already 71; faced 13 elections so far... it’s time to retire: Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru, Oct 17: Former chief minister Siddaramaih has once again announced his retirement from electoral politics. The fresh announcement comes a time when the Congress is looking to absorb Siddaramaiah...

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BJP-led NDA supports dawn-to-dusk hartal in Kerala on Thursday; Ayyappa temple opens

Sabarimala, Oct 17: BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) extended its support to the 'dawn-to-dusk' hartal called by 'Sabarimala Karma Samiti' on Thursday in protest against the police atrocities against the...

#MeToo | Singer Shweta Pandit accuses Anu Malik of demanding kiss when she was 15

Mumbai, Oct 17: Singer Shweta Pandit Wednesday accused music composer Anu Malik of harassment when she was a minor.

In a lengthy post on Twitter, the singer accused Malik...

BJP set to lose face in Karnataka bypolls; Cong-JD(S) will win all 5 seats: DyCM

Bengaluru, Oct 17: Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara on Wednesday said the JDS-Congress coalition government would show its strength by winning the upcoming bypolls and claimed that the BJP...

Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw Lead Mumbai To Vijay Hazare Trophy Final

Prithvi Shaw and skipper Shreyas Iyer smashed half-centuries as Mumbai brushed aside Hyderabad by 60 runs in a rain-marred contest to move to the summit clash of the Vijay Hazare...

WI team, Dhoni reach Guwahati for opening ODI

Guwahati, Oct 17: The West Indies team for Sunday’s first ODI in a five-match series arrived at Guwahati on Wednesday.

From the Indian team, only MS Dhoni reached today,...

Ex-serviceman shoots at his son after argument

Kalaburgi, Oct 17: An ex-serviceman allegedly shot at and injured his son, on the left thigh, here on Tuesday late night.

Police said that Somshekar A Chinchkote (46), currently...

Rampal Jat quits BJP over farmers' issues, joins AAP

Jaipur, Oct 17: BJP leader and Kisan Mahapanchayat founder Rampal Jat joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Wednesday after accusing the saffron party of "neglecting" farmers' issues.

"Issues of...

Pakistan seeks Saudi Arabia's help to tackle financial crisis

New Delhi, Oct 17: Pakistan is seeking foreign aid to tackle its sagging economy and Saudi Arabia is one of the most important investors that it needs to get its...

Akbar's resignation "victory of truth": Congress

New Delhi, Oct 17: The Congress Wednesday termed as "victory of truth" the resignation of union minister M J Akbar following charges of sexual harassment against him.

Congress spokesperson...

It's Hindu renaissance Vs obscurantism: Swamy on Sabarimala row

New Delhi, Oct 17: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday strongly endorsed women's entry into Kerala's Sabarimala Temple, asserting that it is wrong to go against...

Early start of Haj process will ensure better facilities: Naqvi

New Delhi, Oct 17: Announcing Haj 2019 here at Haj House, Mumbai, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Wednesday that it was for the first time that...

#MeToo | M J Akbar quits as union minister amid allegations of sexual harassment

Newsroom, Oct 17: Amid mounting pressure on him in the wake of the #MeToo storm, journalist-turned-politician M J Akbar has resigned as the Minister of State for External Affairs after...

H1N1 death toll mounts to 11 in Karnataka including 3 in Dakshina Kannada

Mangaluru/Bengaluru, Oct 17: At least 11 people have died of Influenza A (H1N1) in different parts of Karnataka since January this year, including three from coastal district of Dakshina Kannada....

UAE Defence Minister meets his Indian counterpart

New Delhi, Oct 17: United Arab Emirates' Minister of State for Defence Affairs Ahmed Al Bowardi Al Falacy met Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday.

The ministers undertook a...

Sabarimala row: Protest turns violent, 2 female journalists injured in attack

Nilackal, Oct 17: Police used lathis after protesters opposed to the entry of women in the 10-50 age group to the Sabarimala temple turned violent and attacked journalists covering the...

Will continue to support 'MeToo' movement despite allegations against my father: Nandita Das

New Delhi, Oct 17: Amid allegations of sexual harassment against her father Jatin Das, actor and filmmaker Nandita Das has said that she will continue to support the ‘MeToo’ movement....

My job is not to campaign; if I give speeches Cong gets less votes: Digvijaya Singh

Bhopal, Oct 17: A controversy erupted in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh Tuesday after a video went viral in which senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh is heard saying that his party’s...

16 including three dead men acquitted in 2012 Mangaluru gangster murder case

Mangaluru, Oct 17: A local court has acquitted 16 men who had been arrested in the murder case of gangster Bejai Raja aka Shailesh.

A resident of...

Centre denies permission to Kerala ministers to go abroad for flood relief funds

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17: The Centre has denied permission for the scheduled visit of Kerala ministers to 17 countries to mobilise funds from expatriates for flood relief work, officials here...

Four Army personnel booked for raping hearing-speech impaired woman

Pune, Oct 17: In a shocking incident, four Army personnel have been booked for allegedly molesting and raping a hearing and speech-impaired woman at a hospital in Pune....

Australia likely to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Sydney, Oct 17: Australia is considering moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Tuesday, following the lead of US President Donald...

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Bomb kills Afghan election candidate, 7 injured

Kandahar, Oct 17: A bomb placed under a sofa killed an Afghan election candidate on Wednesday, officials said, as deadly violence escalates ahead of the October 20 parliamentary ballot....

Wearing of helmet by Sikh women in Chandigarh optional:MHA

New Delhi, Oct 17: Wearing of helmet by Sikh women in Chandigarh has been made optional, the Home Ministry said Wednesday, a week after it had completely exempted them from...

BJP MLA Manvendra Singh joins Congress

New Delhi, Oct 17: Rajasthan BJP MLA Manvendra Singh, who is the son of former Union minister Jaswant Singh, joined the Congress on Wednesday ahead of assembly elections in the...

Brief Answers to the Big Questions: "There's no God", Stephen Hawking in his final book

London, Oct 17: The final book of late physicist Stephen Hawking was published on Tuesday, October 16, week and one of the most prominent explanations coming from the renowned personality...

Depressed after separation from husband, 32-year-old doctor commits suicide

Bengaluru, Oct 17: A young doctor committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her parents’ residence in Sakamma Layout, near Nandini Layout, north Bengaluru, on Monday....

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Engineer from Dakshina Kannada crushed to death under train in Mumbai

Newsroom, Oct 17: A man from coastal Karnataka was crushed to death under a moving train in Maharashtra yesterday.

The victim has been identified as Hariprasad Rai,...

‘BJP will not keep quite if govt goes ahead with Tipu Jayanti celebration’

Bengaluru, Oct 17: Issuing threats to chief minister H D Kumaraswamy led Congress-JD(S) coalition government against holding Tipu Jayanti, BJP leader and former deputy chief minister K S Eshwarappa...

Dalit pressure forces HDK govt to seek legal opinion over promotion quota ahead of bypolls

Bengaluru, Oct 17: In the wake of veiled threats by Some Dalit organizations against ignoring promotion quota, the chief minister H D Kumaraswamy led JD(S)-Congress coalition government has sought...

Udupi: Lorry owners to launch indefinite strike over sand issue from Oct 18

Udupi, Oct 17: The Udupi Zilla Lorry Owners’ Association has called for an indefinite Lorry/Tempo Bandh from October 18 in Udupi district.

The association said common people were suffering...

UAE evinces interest in 'Make in India' LCA Tejas fighter jet

New Delhi, Oct 16: In what could be called as taking Defence cooperation between the two nations to a new level, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has shown keen interest...

Nicole Kidman: Being married to Tom Crusie kept me from being sexually harassed

New York, Oct 17: Nicole Kidman says she had married Tom Cruise for love and tying the knot with the actor inadvertently shielded her from being sexually harassed in Hollywood....

Hasin Jahan, estranged wife of cricketer Shami, joins Congress

Mumbai, Oct 17: Hasin Jahan, the estranged wife of cricketer Mohammed Shami, has joined the Congress party.

Ms Jahan was inducted to the Congress by the party's Mumbai President...

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ICC suspends West Indies coach Stuart Law from first 2 ODIs against India

Hyderabad, Oct 16: West Indies coach Stuart Law was on Tuesday suspended from the first two ODIs against India for making “inappropriate comments” against a match official, adding to the...

Will Stop Opposing PM If He Stops "Dividing" India, Says Rahul Gandhi

Sabalgarh, Oct 17: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today said he would desist from opposing Narendra Modi the day the prime minister stopped "dividing" the country and started helping the...

Northern Irish writer Anna Burns wins 2018 Booker Prize

London, Oct 17: Author Anna Burns has won the Man Booker Prize for her novel 'Milkman', becoming the first author from Northern Ireland to win the most prestigious English-language literary...

#MeToo is a good development: Ragini

Hubballi, Oct 17: It is a really good development that the Me Too campaign is gaining momentum day by day, said actress Ragini Dwivedi. She spoke to reporters after flagging...

Sabarimala temple opens today; tension as women stopped from going to the shrine

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17: Hundreds of women devotees of Lord Ayyappa on October 16 checked vehicles for girls and women of menstrual age at Nilackal, the main gateway to Sabarimala...

Stalked, sexually harassed, molested: Nightmare for women at Mysuru Dasara festival

Mysuru, Oct 17: An event during the ongoing Dasara festivities here turned into a nightmare for several women who complained of being stalked, sexually harassed and molested.

Several women...

Woman injured as crude bomb explodes; revenge from ex-employee suspected

Puttur, Oct 16: A 35-year-old woman was injured after a crude bomb exploded outside her house at Polya in Kabaka village near Puttur in the early hours of Tuesday....

Nowhera Shaikh, the boss of Heera Gold and MEP, arrested for allegedly cheating people

Hyderabad, Oct 16: Nowhera Shaik, the CEO of Heera Group engaged in mobilising investments through gold schemes offering a high rate of interest has been arrested for allegedly cheating depositors....

Need closure to maintain my sanity: Grover on harassment accusation

Mumbai, Oct 16: Writer-lyricist Varun Grover has penned an open letter in response to an anonymous allegation of sexual harassment against him on Twitter, saying there is an "earnest need"...

PCB chief terms BCCI stance on Indo-Pak matches as 'hypocrisy'

London, Oct 16: Newly-elected Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani has termed the Board of Control for Cricket in India's stance (BCCI) on bilateral series between the two countries...