• Sulabh launches 'Towards Villages' campaign
    Lucknow, Dec 4 : In a major step towards rural sanitation, 'Rail Swachch Mission' brand ambassador and founder of Sulabh Sanitation Movement Bindeshwar Pathak on Sunday launched an intensive campaign to ensure toilet for every household in the country by 2019.

  • Woman dancer shot dead for refusing dance with drunk
    Chandigarh, Dec 4 : A 22-year-old dancer at a marriage function in Punjab's Bathinda district, was killed when a drunk man, enraged at being refused a dance, fired at her from close range, police said on Sunday.

  • Gautam Gulati joins star cast of 'Behen Hogi Teri'
    Lucknow, Dec 4 : Actor Gautam Gulati has joined Rajkummar Rao and Shruti Haasan in Ajay K. Pannalal's "Behen Hogi Teri".

  • BCCI lauds Indian women's cricket team for winning Asia Cup
    New Delhi, Dec 4 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday congratulated the Indian women's team for winning the Asia Cup T20 tournament.

  • Modi is bringing Nehru jacket back in fashion, says Shantanu
    Mumbai, Dec 4 : Shantanu Mehra of the popular designer duo Shantanu and amp; Nikhil believes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making the traditional Nehru jacket fashionable again.

  • Youth found murdered
    New Delhi, Dec 4 : A youth was found stabbed to death near a school here on Sunday morning, police said.

  • Rate, rupee, reforms to drive equity markets (Market Outlook)
    Mumbai, Dec 4 : The upcoming monetary policy review of the central bank, combined with fluctuations in rupee value and the flow of foreign funds will drive investors' sentiments in the equities markets.

  • Dhanush's 'Power Paandi' to release in April 2017
    Chennai, Dec 4 : Actor Dhanush confirmed on Sunday that his maiden Tamil directorial venture "Power Paandi" will release worldwide on April 14,next year, on the occasion of Dhanush's mother's birthday.

  • Chelsea must improve in order to win EPL: Conte
    Manchester, Dec 4 : Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has warned his players that they need to improve their performance in order to win the English Premier League (EPL).

  • Amritsar Declaration names Lashkar, Jaish as threat to peace
    Amritsar, Dec 4 : An international conference on Afghanistan here on Sunday named Pakistan-based terrorist groups, including Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, as grave threats to peace in the South Asian region.

  • Morocco King, Nigerian President launch construction project
    Abuja, Dec 4 (IANS/MAP) Morocco and Nigeria have launched a project for the construction of a regional gas pipeline linking the gas resources of Nigeria and several other west African countries to the north African monarchy.

  • Twitter won't help to build Muslim registry in US
    New York, Dec 4 : Of the nine major tech giants, including Facebook, Apple and Google, only Twitter has declined to help if US President-elect Donald Trump seeks to create a national Muslim registry, a media report said.

  • Air India organises chess tournament
    New Delhi, Dec 4 : In a bid to promote sporting culture in the country, Air India here on Sunday organised a Chess-O-Mania tournament.

  • O'Sullivan, Selby to meet in UK snooker Championship final
    London, Dec 4 : Ronnie O'Sullivan reached the United Kingdom (UK) Championship final for the sixth time after edging Marco Fu of Hong Kong 6-5 at the Barbican Centre.

  • Fire breaks out at Kolkata shopping mall
    Kolkata, Dec 4 : A fire broke out at the plush South City Mall here early on Sunday. There was, however, no report of casualty, a fire department official said.

  • Don't blame one country for terrorism: Pakistan's Aziz
    Amritsar, Dec 4 : Reiterating that his country "is committed to lasting peace in Afghanistan and the region", Pakistan's de facto foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz on Sunday said only one country cannot be blamed for rising terrorist violence in the region.

  • Madonna offers to re-marry Sean Penn for $150,000
    Los Angeles, Dec 4 : Singer Madonna offered to re-marry her ex-husband and actor Sean Penn in return for a $150,000 donation to a philanthropic foundation.

  • '' to release on February 3
    Mumbai, Dec 4 : Director Amit Roy's "", starring Taapsee Pannu and Amit Sadh, is scheduled to hit theatres on February 3 next year.

  • Reducing agricultural land surrounding lakes can improve its water clarity: Study
    Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 4 : A team of researchers has found that reducing agricultural land immediately surrounding lakes and streams can improve water clarity by limiting nutrient runoff.

  • I-T rejects declarations of Rs.2 lakh cr, Rs.13,860 cr after declarants found 'suspicious'
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 4 : The Income Tax Department has rejected two sets of declarations of Rs.2 lakh crore and Rs. 13,860 crore made from Mumbai and Ahmedabad, respectively, after an inquiry found that declarants were "persons of suspicious nature" and "very small means" and the declarations could have been misused.

  • Would have stayed if not won F1 title, says Rosberg
    Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec. 4 : Nico Rosberg, who recently shocked the world by announcing his retirement, has revealed that he would have remained in Formula 1 for the next season had he not won this year's World title.

  • CBDT urges people to protect bank accounts from 'unscrupulous elements'
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 4: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Sunday urged account holders not to consent to any kind of misuse of their accounts, which would expose them to the dangers of being held responsible for the tax evasion by unscrupulous elements.

  • Biologists unveil 51.7 million-year-old genetic secret to landmark Darwin theory
    WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 4 : In a recent research published in Nature Plants, scientists have identified the cluster of genes responsible for reproductive traits in the Primula flower, first noted as important by Charles Darwin more than 150 years ago.

  • Check Out! Katrina Kaif exhibits her traveller side
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 04 : Katrina Kaif has been grabbing eyeballs with her stunning pictures ever since she joined social media.

  • Running water left its mark on Mars' surface: Study
    Washington D.C [US], Dec. 4 : According to a recent research published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, dramatic climate cycles on early Mars, triggered by buildup of greenhouse gases, may be the key to understanding how liquid water left its mark on the planet's surface.

  • England must let Stokes unleash himself to save Test series in India: Collingwood
    London [UK], Dec. 4 : Former England skipper Paul Collingwood has insisted that if the Alastair Cook-led side wants to save the ongoing Test series against India, they should let loose all-rounder Ben Stokes.

  • Madonna professes love for ex hubby Sean Penn again at Malawi benefit show
    Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 4 : Madonna has publicly expressed her love for her former husband Sean Penn, something she has said twice to his face this year.

  • Kabir Bedi honoured with Keys to City of Florence
    Florence (Italy), Dec 4 : Veteran Indian actor Kabir Bedi, who was the special guest at the 16th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, has been honoured with the Keys to the City of Florence.

  • Barcelona deserved to beat Real Madrid: Enrique
    Barcelona, Dec 4 : FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has asserted that his team deserved to win and blamed the players for wasting chances following the draw against arch-rivals Real Madrid at the Nou Camp Stadium here.

  • Navy will be potent instrument of national power: President
    New Delhi, Dec 4 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday praised the Indian Navy, terming it a strong, professional force which would serve as a "potent instrument" of national power.

  • Rs 10 lakh in scrapped notes found with actor Balakrishna's wife
    Tirupati, Dec 4 : Scrapped notes valued Rs.10 lakh were found in the possession of popular Telugu actor and TDP legislator N. Balakrishna's wife Vasundhara Devi at Renigunta Airport near here.

  • Kerala opposition blames minister for cash hassles
    Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 4 : Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac was attacked on Sunday by the opposition over the way he handled the post-demonetisation situation in the state, causing difficulties to both salaried class and pensioners.

  • 'Central regulations for ayurvedic industry soon'
    Kolkata, Dec 4 : The AYUSH Ministryis planning to draw up a central regulatory framework for ayurvedic industry, an official said on Sunday.

  • Vapours from flavoured e-liquids toxic: Study
    New York, Dec 4 : Researchers have found that the vapours which are produced after e-liquid flavourings are heated inside e-cigarettes, are toxic.

  • Afghan declaration names Lashkar, Jaish as threats to regional peace
    Amritsar, Dec 4 : India scored a major diplomatic victory over its rival neighbour after an international conference on Afghanistan here on Sunday named Pakistan-based terrorist groups, including Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, as grave threats to peace in the South Asian region.

  • Asif may ask ICC if it has directed PCB not to pick him
    Hyderabad (Pakistan), Dec 4 : Frustrated at being ignored for selection, former pacer and convicted spot-fixer Mohammad Asif is contemplating asking the International Cricket Council (ICC) if the world body has instructed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) not to consider him for the national team.

  • Researchers create new method to improve predictions
    New York, Dec 4 : A team of researchers has created a new method to analyse big data that better predicts outcomes in health care, politics and other fields.

  • RBI to issue new Rs 50, Rs 20 notes soon, old notes valid
    Mumbai, Dec 4 : The Reserve Bank of India on Sunday announced it will shortly issue new Rs 50 and Rs 20 notes bearing the signature of new Governor Urjit Patel, but existing banknotes of both denominations will continue to be legal tender

  • Singers will be out of business soon: Harshi Mad
    Mumbai, Dec 4 : Britain-born singer Harshi Mad says that since some of the Bollywood actors are now singing their own songs, playback singers will soon go to out of business.

  • South Africa win first-ever golf Test series vs India
    Kolkata, Dec 4 : South Africa won the first-ever golf Test series against India with a total of score of 11.5-4.5 at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club here on Sunday.

  • 'Befikre' has more than just kissing scenes, says Ranveer
    Mumbai, Dec 4 : Actor Ranveer Singh says that his forthcoming film "Befikre" has a nice story apart from the much talked about kissing scenes.

  • Naga-imposed blockade hampers Manipur's construction works
    Imphal Dec 4 : Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said on Sunday that a United Naga Council-imposed blockade on National Highways No.2 and No.53 is slowing down construction work in the state and urged the Centre to persuade NSCN (IM) to call off the blockade.

  • Amritsar declaration on Afghanistan calls for elimination of terror
    Amritsar, Dec 4 : An international conference on Afghanistan here on Sunday called for immediate elimination of terrorism to help the war-ravaged country in its political and economic transition.

  • Armaan wins Lamborghini Super Series
    Valencia (Spain), Dec 4 : Indias racing sensation Armaan Ebrahim and his teammate Dilantha Malagamuwa of Sri Lanka concluded their 2016 racing season in style, winning the Pro Am championship in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series here on Sunday.

  • Jensen Ackles, wife welcome twins
    Los Angeles, Dec 4 : Star couple Jensen Ackles and Danneel Harris Ackles have welcomed twins Zeppelin Bram and Arrow Rhodes.

  • Currency exchange racket busted in Odisha; Rs 1.42 cr seized
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 : Odisha Police on Sunday busted a currency exchange racket in scrapped notes with the seizure of over Rs 1.42 crore and arrest of eight persons in Sambalpur district.

  • Tripura CM meets family of soldier killed in Jammu
    Agartala, Dec 4 : Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Sunday met the family members of Chittaranjan Debbarma, who was killed in a terror attack on an army camp near Jammu on November 29.

  • India defeat Pakistan to lift Women's T20 Asia Cup
    Bangkok [Malaysia], Dec. 4 : Mithali Raj struck an unbeaten half-century before Indian bowlers come out with a stupendous performance to defeat Pakistan by 17 runs and win the Women's T20 Asia Cup 2016.

  • Nations should unite, build consensus to fight cross border terrorism: CPI
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 4 : Emphasising that cross border terrorism remains a matter of concern for the countries in South Asia, the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Sunday called for a global consensus to fight terrorism.

  • Ready to work with both India, Pakistan: Iran Foreign Minister
    Amritsar (Punjab) [India], Dec. 4 : Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Khonsari on Sunday expressed his country's desire to work with both, India and Pakistan covering all bilateral aspects.

  • Afghan teen arrested in Germany over alleged rape, murder charges
    Kabul [Afghanistan], Dec. 4 : A teenage Afghan migrant has reportedly been arrested in Germany over alleged rape and murder of a university student.

  • `Dear Zindagi` flies high; collects 50-cr in domestic and 100-cr in overseas market
    New Delhi [India], Dec.04 : SRK-Alia Bhatt starrer 'Dear Zindagi' has garnered positive response from all spheres, including its collection at Box Office.

  • New technique helps researchers forecast appearance of harmful algal bloom
    Washington D.C [US], Dec. 4 : In a recent study, researchers have sequenced the genes of a harmful algae bloom, unveiling never-before-seen interactions between algae and bacteria that are thought to propagate their growth.

  • Visiting Qatari royals hunt endangered 'Houbara' in Pakistan
    Lahore [Pakistan], Dec. 4 : A 12-member delegation of Qatari royals including Prince Hamad bin Jassim that arrived here on Saturday went on a hunting spree for the internationally protected migratory bird Houbara Bustard in Bhakkar district of Punjab.

  • Mamata's 'alarming' reaction to routine Army exercise is suspicious: BJP
    Kolkata [India], Dec. 4: Stating that the Army deployment in West Bengal was nothing more than a routine exercise, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday raised questions over Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's particularly aggressive stand on the matter, asserting that she was clearly hiding something.

  • Scientists use machine learning to determine stability of planetary systems
    WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 4 : Machine learning is a powerful tool used for a variety of tasks in modern life, from fraud detection and sorting spam in Google, to making movie recommendations on Netflix.

  • Real Madrid coach Zidane happy after Clasico draw
    Barcelona, Dec 4 : FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique made no apologies for his debatable decisions as his Real Madrid counterpart Zinedine Zidane emerged happier of the two after a 1-1 draw in "El Clasico" La Liga derby football match

  • MASEN gets 2016 'Champions of the Earth' accolade
    Nairobi, Dec 4 (IANS/MAP) The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) was awarded the prestigious "Champions of the Earth" prize by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), in the category "Entrepreneurial Vision".

  • Billy Chapin dead at 72
    Los Angeles, Dec 4 : Billy Chapin, known for featuring in films like "The Kid from Left Field" and "The Night of the Hunter" as a child actor, has died. He was 72.

  • India, Afghanistan urge action against Pakistan-backed terror
    Amritsar, Dec 4 : Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday unambiguously named Pakistan for supporting cross-border terror and shared Prime Minister Narendra Modi's concern over the threat that has endangered "peace in the entire South Asian region".