- KBC crorepati Gautam Kumar Jha: Will support poor girls in my village(14:44)
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Gautam Kumar Jha, who became the third contestant to win a crore on season 11 of the Amitabh Bachchan-hosted quiz show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC), says he wants to support girls who hail from a poor economic background in his village by contributing to their marriage.
- Jindal varsity launches 3-year BA (Hons) programme in law(14:42)
Sonipat, Oct 17 (IANS) In a first, the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) launched here on Thursday a three-year B.A. (honours) programme in legal studies which is interdisciplinary in nature with a focus on the social, economic and political context of law in society.
- IL&FS completes sale of wind energy assets to Orix(14:34)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a major development in the resolution of the crisis-hit IL&FS and its group entities, IL&FS on Thursday said that it has completed the sale of its wind energy assets to Orix Corporation of Japan for Rs 4,900 crore, helping the debt ridden company to resolve its debt of over Rs 4,300 crore.
- Japanese govt backs shifting of Tokyo 2020 marathon to Sapporo(14:32)
Tokyo, Oct 17 (IANS) The government of Japan on Thursday stressed the need to protect the health of athletes, a day after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced plans to shift some road running events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to the northern city of Sapporo.
- Malware sending 30,000 'sextortion' emails per hour: Report(14:32)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A malware is sending 30,000 sextortion emails per hour after taking over people's inboxes and have, till date, sent 27 million such emails to innocent persons with a threat to expose sexual content captured via their webcams for blackmail payments.
- Slowdown, government apathy affecting economy: Manmohan(14:24)
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Painting a grim picture ahead of the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the current slowdown in the country coupled with government apathy has badly hit the Indian economy.
- Maha polls: Spirited women campaign for, against booze ban!(14:16)
Chandrapur (Maharashtra), Oct 17 (IANS) In the dry heat and dust of Maharashtra elections, two women candidates in the state are spearheading their lone campaigns in adjoining constituencies - for and against the liquor ban in this Maoist-affected district.
- Donning battle gear, Hooda campaigns across Haryana(14:16)
Meham (Haryana), Oct 17 (IANS) After thwarting foes within, two-time Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda, 72, is donning battle gear to campaign across Haryana to ensure the return of his party in the state that is currently led by BJP's first-time Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
- Frequent drinking more harmful than binges: Study(14:14)
Seoul, Oct 17 (IANS) Alcohol lovers, take a note. Drinking small amounts of alcohol frequently is linked with a higher likelihood of atrial fibrillation than binge drinking, says a new study.
- ISL commitment forces Sourav Ganguly to skip Ranchi Test(14:06)
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect Sourav Ganguly was keen to go and spend time with the Indian players as they gear up to play the third and final Test against South Africa in Ranchi from October 19, but he had to cancel the plan as he will have to be present for the inauguration for this edition of the Indian Super League in Kerala on October 20.
- Kerala bypolls outcome could be a harbinger of things(13:56)
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) Even though the outcome of the five Kerala assembly by-polls is not going to make any difference to the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left government, as it has at present 91 seats in the 140-member Kerala Assembly, this could well be the harbinger of the upcoming polls - local body - next year and the 2021 assembly polls.
- Amrish Puri's grandson's film gets new title, release date(13:56)
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Vardhan Puri, late actor Amrish Puri's grandson, is set to make his Bollywood debut with Shivaleeka Oberoi in a romantic thriller titled "Yeh Saali Aashiqui", which was earlier titled "Paagal". It will hit the screens in November.
- Time to celebrate(13:54)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANSlife) Swedish watchmaker Daniel Wellington, known for its sleek, stylish and minimalist designs, recently launched its Iconic Link collection in Delhi. The Iconic Link is a modern take on a classic design released after three years of meticulous craftsmanship and design and the collection was launched by Daniel Wellington brand ambassadors Ayushmann Khurrana and Radhika Apte.
- Volvo launches its first electric car XC40 Recharge(13:54)
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) Swedish luxury car-maker Volvo has introduced its first ever fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge that comes with a brand new infotainment system powered by Googles Android operating system.
- Indians are warming up to rugs(13:52)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANSlife) As home decor goes more mainstream, rugs and carpets are finding favour with Indian buyers, especially the well-travelled ones, says Angelique Dhama, chief marketing officer of rug manufacturer Obeetee.
- Here's how Yami Gautam prepared for 'Bala'(13:52)
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam, who will be seen playing a Tik Tok star in the upcoming film "Bala", feels the video sharing application has helped her a lot in improvising her character.
- Extortionist arrested in Bihar, Rs 1.98 lakh recovered(13:50)
Gaya, Oct 17 (IANS) The Bihar Police have arrested a man from the left extremism-affected Gaya district for extorting money in the name of the banned organisation Communist Party of India (Maoist), a senior officer said.