- Doors are open if US wants to resume talks: Taliban(14:52)
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) The Taliban have said that their "doors are open" in case US President Donald Trump wants to resume peace talks in the future, hours after two attacks claimed by the terror group killed 48 people in Afghanistan.
- China Open: Sindhu, Sai Praneeth through to 2nd round(14:50)
Changzhou (China), Sep 18 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu on Wednesday cruised to the second round of the 2019 China Open with a straight-game win over Chinese Olympic gold medallist Li Xuerui. In a match that lasted 34 minutes, Sindhu beat Li Xuerui 21-18, 21-12 to reach the second round where she will face either Thailand's Pompawee Chonchuwong or Canada's Michelle Li.
- New documentary on village split by India-Bangladesh fence(14:50)
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Subimal Bhattacharjee, who had produced director Utpal Borpujari's documentary "Memories Of A Forgotten War", is coming up with "In Spite Of The Fence", a short documentary film made in a village called Mahadevpur part 3 in Katigorah block of Assam's Cachar district.
- Risk weight cut on consumer loan is credit negative: Moody's(14:48)
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Reserve Bank's (RBI) decision to reduce risk weighting on consumer loans is credit negative as it will encourage banks to increase their exposure to this loan segment at a time when credit risks are already increasing, said a report by Moody's Investors Service.
- UP to upgrade secondary school exam system with AI-Bots(14:48)
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to use Artificial Intelligence AI-bots to upgrade the examination system for secondary school education and make education free from corruption and negligence.
- Mandy Moore returns to music after a decade(14:38)
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Singer-actress Mandy Moore has released her first song in a decade. Titled "When I wasn't watching", the number is from her new album, the name of which is yet to be declared. The album is slated for release early next year.
- Twinkle's post over cousin Karan's nipples has netizens in splits(14:32)
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Author-producer Twinkle Khanna's cousin Karan Kapadia has posted a photograph with international filmmaker Christopher Nolan on Instagram. But more than Nolan and Karan, it was Karan's nipples which grabbed attention of everyone, especially Twinkle.
- Protests in Kasur over rape, murder of 3 minor boys(14:30)
Lahore, Sep 18 (IANS) Protests erupted in Pakistan's Kasur on Wednesday, a day after the remains of three minor boys, whom the police said were murdered after being raped, were recovered in the city's Chunian tehsil, the media reported.
- UP BJP MLA makes derogatory remark on Nehru(14:28)
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 18 (IANS) Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vikram Singh Saini, who represents the Khatauli assembly seat, has made an outrageous statement on India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, calling him "aiyaash" (immoral or philanderer).
- SC raps govt for not giving safety gear to manual scavengers(14:28)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Observing that caste discrimination still exists in society, and people involved in cleaning manholes, drains, etc. are dying, the Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Centre and State governments for not providing protective gear to them.
- HRD Ministry launches schemes for technical institutes(14:22)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Human Resource Development Ministry (HRD) on Wednesday launched new initiatives for technical education including giving weightage to feedback of students in evaluation of teachers and mentoring of 727 technical institutions by well performing institutes and retired faculty to enable them to achieve accreditation.
- PM Modi 'touched' by Anupam Kher's mother's wish on b'day(14:20)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi received wishes from around the globe on his 69th birthday on Tuesday. Among the numerous wishes one that particularly touched Modi ji was one coming from veteran actor Anupam Kher and his mother.
- Shivpal will re-contest his seat if disqualified(14:16)
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 18 (IANS) Shivpal Singh Yadav, President of the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia (PSPL), has said that he is ready to seek re-election form his Jaswantnagar assembly seat if he is disqualified from the assembly.
- Nongsiej sworn in as Meghalaya minister(14:14)
Shillong, Sep 18 (IANS) Two-time United Democratic Party (UDP) legislator H. Brolding Nongsiej was sworn in as a cabinet minister in the Conrad Sangma-led Meghalaya government on Wednesday.
- 'Chhichhore' will stand tall among my body of work: Tahir(14:06)
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Director Nitesh Tiwari's latest directorial "Chhichhore" has earned over Rs 100 crore at the Indian box-office, and actor Tahir Raj Bhasin, who plays a sports champ named Derek, says the film will stand tall among his body of work.