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Beat the period cramps with yoga (3 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Yoga can help solve the suffering that women with severe menstrual pain go through. Known as dysmenorrhea, it includes sharp, throbbing, burning, or nauseating cramps in the lower abdomen and back. Experts have suggested few yoga asanas or poses that could be your best friend during the hour of need.

Huge opportunity in sustainable urbanisation in India: Amitabh Kant (25 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Friday said that India has a "huge opportunity" to go in for sustainable urbanisation.

Tokyo, Washington reaffirm military alliance against Pyongyang (00:42)
Tokyo, Aug 19 (IANS) The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford said that the military alliance between his country and Japan was rock solid and reaffirmed the US' commitment towards the defence of its allies.

LFW W/F'17: Preity Zinta dazzles on the runway for Shane and Falguni Peacock (00:08)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Preity Zinta turned showstopper for designer duo Shane and Falguni Peacock in an off-shoulder floor-length smoky grey gown with exquisite emerald earrings that made her look like royalty.

It takes time for people to get into social mood, says Akshay Kumar (00:04)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Akshay Kumar, who is known for doing films with social messages, thinks that it takes time for people to get in to a social mood.

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SpiceJet hikes excess baggage fee, other airlines might follow suit (23:56)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Friday hiked its excess baggage charges.

Modi to inaugurate, lay foundation for NHs worth Rs 15,000 cr (23:52)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay foundations for National Highways (NH) worth Rs 12,300 crore in Rajasthan's Udaipur on August 29, an official statement said on Friday.

Panneerselvam faction wants Jaya death probe by sitting judge, aided by CBI (Lead) (23:50)
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) A majority of the district level office-bearers of the AIADMK faction led by O.Panneerselvam do not want to be part of a government seen as corrupt, while its leaders want the probe into the death of former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa to be headed by a serving judge and assisted by the CBI, a senior faction leader said on Friday.

Mamata confident of regime change in 2019 (23:40)
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Exuding confidence of a regime change at the centre after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the anti-BJP opposition parties have joined hands and things would be clear within six months.

Bidita Bag to do kids film (23:38)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) After being in news for doing intimate scenes in "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz", actress Bidita Bag is now part of a children's film.

We are ready to talk but in a civilised manner: IFTPC (23:36)
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Films and Television Producers Council (IFTPC) on Friday expressed their distress over the ongoing protest at the Film City by Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) who conducted a mock funeral of celebrated television producer J.D. Majithia saying they were open for a conversation but in a "civilised manner".

IIT Kharagpur to start genomics lab (23:24)
Kharagpur (West Bengal), Aug 18 (IANS) IIT Kharagpur is going start a genomics laboratory facility for students from all the branches of engineering, a statement said on Friday.

Medha Patkar in jail: MP BJP leaders resign in protest (23:18)
Dhar (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 18 (IANS) In protest against jailing of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NDA) leader Medha Patkar after "framing her in false charges", the office-bearers of Kadmal unit of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh on Friday resigned en masse.

Panneerselvam faction wants Jaya death probe by sitting judge, assisted by CBI (23:10)
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) A majority of the district level office-bearers of the AIADMK faction led by O.Panneerselvam do not want to be part of a government seen as corrupt, while its leaders want the probe into the death of former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa to be headed by a serving judge and assisted by the CBI, a senior faction leader said on Friday.

'Bareilly Ki Barfi': This Barfi is yummy to the last morsel (Film Review) (23:04)
By Subhash K Jha
Film: "Bareilly Ki Barfi"; Cast: Ayushmann Khurana, Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Sanon; Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari; Rating: ****(4 stars)

Jaipur pip Bengaluru 30-28 in PKL thriller (22:54)
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Jaipur Pink Panthers pipped Bengaluru Bulls 30-28 in a thrilling tie of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5 of the inter zone challenge week at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Friday.

NASA's latest communications satellite arrives in orbit (22:52)
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) NASA on Friday said its third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites has successfully been placed into orbit.

BJP suspends Bihar leader allegedly involved in Srijan scam (22:52)
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the Rs 1,000-crore Srijan scam in Bhagalpur district, his ally BJP on Friday suspended a senior party leader for his alleged involvement in it.

Nigerian jumps off from fourth floor to avoid arrest, dies (22:42)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A Nigerian national, allegedly involved in smuggling drugs, died after he jumped off the fourth floor of a building here in a bid to evade arrest, police said on Friday.

Proud of my past as ABVP member: Javadekar (22:32) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said he was proud of his past as a member of ABVP, the student wing of the Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh (RSS), but that will not stop him from treating all others equally in matters pertaining to his ministry.

Shraddha Das referred to Sambhavna's 'Bigg Boss' stint for film (22:30)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Das says that to play a struggling Bhojpuri actress in the forthcoming film "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz", she had to watch "Bigg Boss" when dancer-actress Sambhavna Seth had participated.

Bengal's border areas celebrate belated Independence Day (22:28) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Like every year, parts of West Bengal bordering Bangladesh, celebrated the Independence Day on Friday, two days after the rest of the country to mark the day when they became part of India.

Shabana Azmi felicitates frontline community workers (22:22) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi on Friday honoured few frontline community workers, who have tried to bridge the gaps between communities and service providers in various states, at an event here.

AIADMK merger fails to come through (Roundup) (22:22) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The much expected merger of the two major factions in the AIADMK - one led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and the other by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam -- did not fructify on Friday.

I-League bid evaluation committee asks interested parties to apply again (22:20)
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The I-League bid evaluation committee on Friday asked the three prospective teams to bid again if they want to be part of the league as all three of them could not tick all the boxes in order to meet the criteria.

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