- Air Asia to introduce flights from Tripura(16:02)
Agartala, Sep 18 (IANS) After introducing flights from Guwahati (Assam) and Imphal (Manipur), low-cost carrier Air Asia will start operations from another northeastern state - Agartala (Tripura) - from next month, an AAI official said on Wednesday.
- Hong Kong horse races cancelled amid protest threat(15:58)
Hong Kong, Sep 18 (IANS) Hong Kong's Jockey Club called off races on Wednesday, just hours before the event was to start because of fears that protesters could compromise the safety of its staff, customers and horses.
- Juncker: Possible no-deal Brexit remains palpable(15:54)
Strasbourg, Sep 18 (IANS) The risk of a no-deal Brexit remains "palpable", EU Commission's President Jean-Claude Juncker told MEPs on Wednesday following a working lunch earlier this week with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.
- Paine played with broken thumb in 5th Ashes Test(15:52)
Melbourne, Sep 18 (IANS) Australia Test skipper Tim Paine has revealed that he played with a broken thumb while Peter Siddle bowled with a hip injury for most of the final Ashes Test which England won to draw the five-match rubber last week.
- Cabinet approves blanket ban on e-cigarettes(15:50)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a blanket ban on e-cigarettes in the country with complete suspension of its manufacturing, import, export, distribution and storage.
- IIT KGP team develops electric vehicle to battle pollution(15:48)
Kharagpur/Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) While urban planners and transport authorities are working on plans to reduce vehicular pollution, IIT Kharagpur's new green vehicle 'DESHLA' has hit the roads and can be expected to pose a strong challenge to the current generation of three-wheeler autos and high-maintenance Totos.
- Shubhankar, Gaganjeet, Chawrasia feature at BMW PGA Championship(15:42)
Surrey, Sep 18 (IANS) One of the best fields of the year will be on display at the BMW PGA Championship as the tournament gets underway at the Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England for the fourth Rolex Series Event of the 2019 Race to Dubai. This will be the first counting tournament in the race to qualify for the 2020 European Ryder Cup Team.
- Top UP doctors booked for negligence after patient dies in queue(15:36)
Kanpur, Sep 18 (IANS) Two leading cardiologist of Uttar Pradesh, and their subordinate staff have been booked under serious offence of Section 304 A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for causing death of a patient, due to sheer negligence by the Kanpur police.
- Govt, IBM join hands for Train-the-Trainer programme(15:36)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) To train the trainers in AI, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and IBM have joined hands with the aim to train 10,000 faculty members from ITIs across India.
- Mamata sends Modi sweets as CBI hunts for Rajeev Kumar(15:16)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The political circuit has been set abuzz with speculation about the real reason for Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's meeting here with Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled for Wednesday at a time when the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is trying to locate the former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to question him in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam.
- Congress to launch drive to get 5 crore members(15:14)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) With a target of enrolling 5 crore members, the Congress is set to launch a nationwide drive from next month, an exercise which will be carried out digitally to check bogus membership that has been a major concern for the party.
- Without RSS, there would be no Hindustan: New Raj BJP Chief (IANS Interview)(15:14)
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) Satish Poonia, the newly appointed BJP President of Rajasthan, is the first Jat leader in the state who has been given a task to lead the party when it is in opposition, and by-polls on two seats and civic and panchayat elections are approaching near. The leader has already served Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and has been party general secretary too. He is also the favourite of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Presently serving as Amer MLA, he knows about demographic, political and socio-economic challenges BJP faces in the state.
- Where is ex-Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar?(15:06)
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Is senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar supervising the legal duel with the CBI from his official residence 34, Park Street? Or is he keeping a close watch on the developments from some other safe house here after evading multiple summons from the central probe agency for appearing before investigators in connection with the Saradha scam probe?
- Big B draws ire for supporting Metro construction(15:06)
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan received flak all through Wednesday morning for showing support for metro construction in Mumbai, at a time when people are protesting against the cutting of trees in Aarey forest for new rail lines to be laid.