IANS Headlines:
  • Andhra Pradesh: Draw of lots for selection of Haj pilgrims from the state will be conducted tomorrow at Haj House in Hyderabad
  • Assam: Nine coaches of Dimapur-Kamakhya train derailed at Ajuri station near Morigaon in Assam today; many passengers hurt
  • Bihar: Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan Tuesday filed his nomination papers from Hajipur Lok Sabha constituency
  • Chennai: Chief minister challenges DMK chief for a debate on Cauvery river water dispute in assembly after elections
  • Delhi: NHRC seeks report within 4 weeks on what caused fire at an old age home leaving 2 inmates dead in Vasant Kunj April 3
  • Gujarat: Two lakh devotees throng famous Sarangpur Hanuman Temple near Botad on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti Tuesday
  • Haryana: Haryana govt announced to hike DA payable to its employees from existing 90 pc to 100 pc, effective January 1, 2014
  • Himachal Pradesh: Residents of Chhota Bhangal in Baijnath to intensify stir from April 24 against pvt-power company over various demands
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Liquor shops in Reasi, Samba and Kathua to be remain closed May 16 due to vote count
  • Karnataka: Six passengers burnt to death, a dozen hurt when pvt bus, carrying 29 people, caught fire at Hiriyur near Chitradurga
  • Kerala: Results of the SSLC examination held last month will be declared around 3 pm today
  • Kolkata: 1,500 vehicles fitted with cameras will patrol around sensitive booths in West Bengal, an EC official said Tuesday
  • Madhya Pradesh: Re-polling to be held at booth number 151 at Polampalli in Sukma of Chhattisgarh April 17
  • Maharashtra: Congress party workers at Nashik and Madha refuse to work for NCP candidates
  • Mumbai: Sacked Shiv Sena leader and five time MP from Mumbai Mohan Rawle rejoins party
  • Northeast: Nine coaches of Dimapur-Kamakhya train derailed at Ajuri station near Morigaon in Assam today; many passengers hurt
  • Odisha: Security beefed up in slums of Bhubaneswar to thwart attempts by leaders to distribute money, liquor ahead of polls
  • Punjab: Main poll plank to bring industries to Gurdaspur if elected as an MP, BJP nominee Vinod Khanna said
  • Rajasthan: Three suffocate to death in borewell where they roped down to repair motor in Sheeshwara village in Bharatpur Tuesday
  • Tamil Nadu: Chief minister challenges DMK chief for a debate on Cauvery river water dispute in assembly after elections
  • UP East: Forensic scrutiny of hate speeches delivered by SP leader Azam Khan and BJP leader Amit Shah begins, said officials
  • UP West: Forensic scrutiny of hate speeches delivered by SP leader Azam Khan and BJP leader Amit Shah begins, said officials
  • West Bengal: 1,500 vehicles fitted with cameras will patrol around sensitive booths in West Bengal, an EC official said Tuesday
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'Julie' sequel to star newbie Sakshi Chaudhary  (13 minutes ago)
By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Back in 2004, Neha Dhupia created quite a furore by playing a prostitute in Deepak Shivdasani's "Julie". Now the director is back with a sequel starring Sakshi Chaudhary.

Bollywood calling for Adithya Menon  (15 minutes ago)
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Popular southern villain Adithya Menon, known for films such as "Eegaa", "Mirchi" and "Billa", will soon be seen in a Hindi film titled "Main Hoon Rajinikantha". Adithya will be essaying a character called Rajinikanth.

Harris Jayaraj, Gautham Menon reunite after six years  (17 minutes ago)
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Six years after parting ways following the release of their movie "Vaaranam Aayiram", southern composer Harris Jayaraj and filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon, have reunited for an upcoming yet-untitled Tamil project featuring Ajith Kumar.

Didn't want to miss working with Vadivelu: Meenakshi Dixit  (19 minutes ago)
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Actress Meenakshi Dixit was aware of the fact that upcoming Tamil period-comedy "Thenaliraman" doesn't feature a regular hero, yet she agreed to work in the film because she didn't want to miss an opportunity to work with legendary comedian Vadivelu.

45 injured as train jumps tracks in Assam  (21 minutes ago)
Guwahati, April 16 (IANS) At least 45 people were injured when nine coaxhes of an express train jumped tracks near Guwahati in Assam early Friday, authorities said.

Infant hair reveals life inside the womb!  (11:08)
New York, April 16 (IANS) Hairs can reveal a lot, from your personality to even drug abuse or hormonal changes. Now, add foetus growth in the womb to the hair list.

Girls' suffer bad romance more than boys  (10:54)
New York, April 16 (IANS) Caught in a bad romantic relationship? Do not give a damn if things go wrong especially if you are a girl. Else, you may suffer mentally a lot when romances unfold differently than you imagined.

N.D. Tiwari not to contest from Nainital  (10:30)
Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari will not contest from Uttarakhand's Nainital Lok Sabha constituency seat, his close aides said Wednesday.

Big business and election: Time to decouple the two (Comment) (Election Special)  (10:28)
By Saroj Mohanty
Politics has been integral to the Indian business milieu as building political connections is part of doing business in the country. But it is for the first time some of India's corporate tycoons are being named openly in a charged election campaign and their close links have become part of the popular conversation, stuff of the national political discourse.

Kim-Kanye's romance blooms in Paris (Lead)  (10:24)
Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) Socialite Kim Kardashian and singer Kanye West were seen having fun in Paris amid speculation that the couple is in the early stages of wedding planning.

New York Police ends spying on Muslims  (10:12)
Washington, April 16 (IANS) New York Police Department has disbanded a controversial surveillance unit started after the September 11, 2001, attacks to catalogue information on Muslim businesses and mosques across the New York region.

Cloudy Wednesday in Delhi  (10:00)
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Delhiites woke up to light drizzle Wednesday morning and the Met Office has forecast a cloudy day with spells of rain.

China's first quarter GDP grows  (09:28)
Beijing, April 16 (IANS) China's economy grew 7.4 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2014, authorities said Wednesday.

Ship carrying 471 passengers sinking off South Korean coast (Lead)  (09:08)
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) A passenger ship with 471 people aboard, mostly high school students, was sinking in waters off South Korea's coast, the media reported Wednesday.

Six killed in Karnataka bus fire  (08:38)
Bangalore, April 16 (IANS) At least six passengers were burnt to death and a dozen injured early Wednesday when the private-run bus in which they were travelling caught fire in Karnataka, an official said.

English Premier League standings  (08:14)
London, April 16 (IANS) Following are the English Premier League standings after Tuesday's matches (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua.

Kim-Kanye on romance blooms in Paris  (07:56)
Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) Socialite Kim Kardashian and singer Kanye West were seen having fun in Paris amid speculation that the couple is in the early stages of wedding planning.

Stadium to host World Cup opening match delivered incomplete  (07:56)
Rio de Janeiro, April 16 (IANS) Brazil's Corinthians Arena stadium at Sao Paulo, which will host the opening match of the FIFA World Cup, was officially delivered Tuesday, but in an incomplete state.

Spanish regions have highest unemployment rates in EU  (07:46)
Madrid, April 16 (IANS) The Spanish regions of Andalusia, Ceuta, Melilla, the Canary Islands and Extremadura had the highest unemployment rates of the entire European Union (EU) in 2013, the EU's official statistics agency Eurostat said Tuesday.

Romanian Olympic committee chairman resigns  (07:26)
Bucharest, April 16 (IANS) Octavian Morariu resigned Tuesday from his post as chairman of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee (COSR).

Lebanon to limit influx of Syrian refugees  (07:22)
Beirut, April 16 (IANS) Lebanon cannot bear the burden of more Syrian refugees coming into the country and would work on limiting their number, the interior minister said Tuesday.

Cameron Diaz not obsessed with youthful looks  (07:12)
Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) Actress Cameron Diaz doesn't want to be "stagnant" and fails to understand why society gives so much emphasis on youthful looks.

Ship carrying 350 passengers sinking off South Korean coast  (07:00)
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) A ship carrying 350 passengers is sinking off the coast of Jindo, southwest of South Korea, and sent distress signals to the coast guard, media reported Wednesday.

US Treasury declines to name China as currency manipulator  (06:54)
Washington, April 16 (IANS) The US Treasury Department said Tuesday that China cannot be ruled as a currency manipulator, but said the pace of China's currency appreciation has been insufficient.

Police in Colombia seize three tonnes of cocaine  (06:48)
Bogota, April 16 (IANS/EFE) The police in Colombian Tuesday seized 2,877 kgs of liquid cocaine discovered in the Caribbean port of Cartagena, where seven tonnes of the drug in solid form were confiscated a week ago.

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