Pakistan regulator directs TV channels to stop airing hugs

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed Pak TV channels to stop airing what it calls indecency and intimacy in dramas, Samaa T...

Taliban forcibly evicting Hazaras from their land to reward their fighters

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Taliban officials in several provinces across Afghanistan have forcibly displaced residents partly to distribute land to their own supporters, Human Rights Watch said.


Vaccine manufacturers played big role in India's success story: PM Modi

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday credited domestic vaccine manufacturers for their role in the "success story of India".


Mamata to make first Goa trip as Trinamool makes push for state

Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is keen on her Trinamool Congress wresting Tripura and Goa from BJP in the Assembly elections scheduled next year, on Saturday said that she will make her maiden visit to the coastal state on October 28.


Amit Shah arrives in J&K with PM Modi's message of peace, love

Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah's maiden 3-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 has assumed significance in the backdrop of recent attacks on civilians by militants in the Valley.


B'desh man charged under Digital Security Act sent to jail

Dhaka, Oct 23 (IANS) Mohammad Fayez, who has been charged under Bangladesh's Digital Security Act (DSA) for inciting people via social media which led to the widespread communal violence in the country earlier this month, has been sent to jail.

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Mehbooba Mufti slams Centre over Amit Shah's J&K visit

Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP President Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday slammed Centre over Union Home Minister Amit Shah's three-day J&K visit.


Pakistan's coal import ban to hit South Africa

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) With India yet to update nationally determined contributions or NDCs, as mandated for nearly 200 nations party to the Paris Agreement of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce the emissions, especially from coal-fired power plants, ...


'Gold Bond' VII to be issued at Rs 4,765 per gram

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The issue price for Sovereign Gold Bonds has been fixed at Rs 4,765 per gram of gold.


Pakistan mulls taxing farm income to meet IMF demand

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan government is considering imposing a federal tax on agricultural income to meet a demand by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and legal experts say it is possible without amending the Constitution, Express Tribune reported.



Indian women lose to Sweden's Djurgarden IF in friendly match

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The India women's team ended its tour of Europe as it went down to Swedish side Djurgarden IF by a lone goal in the second friendly fixture hosted in the Scandinavian country at the Stockholm Stadium on Saturday.


For Aahana Kumra, 'Call My Agent: Bollywood' is about memorable experiences

Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Actress Aahana Kumra, who plays a talent agent in "Call My Agent: Bollywood", is happy with the response the Netflix series has received and said that the show will prove to be an absolutely "fun masala entertainer".


Minoo Mumtaz, Bollywood's original 'Dancing Queen' passes away (Ld)

Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Veteran character actress Minoo Mumtaz, famed as the 'Reshmi Salwar-wali' girl - and sister of the late comedian Mehmood Ali - passed away in Canada early on Saturday, a family member said.


Rakshit Shetty completes shoot for film with pup named 'Charlie 777'

Bengaluru, Oct 23 (IANS) Who will forget the journey of Marley, the pup in 'Marley & Me', the 2008 comedy-drama film starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston? Following in the footsteps of the popular Hollywood hit movie, Kannada actor-filmmaker Rakshit Shetty, who's known for his ...

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New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) On I-Day eve, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking exclusively to IANS just days after his government's decision on Article 370 noted how he was troubled and saddened by the fact that the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution pertaining to Panchayati Raj institutions did not apply to Jammu and Kashmir. He said that in the last few years, panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir got more powers to work towards peoples progress and various subjects transferred to panchayats under the 73rd Amendment were transferred to panchayats of Jammu and Kashmir.


Study find links to genetic disorders in walking patterns

New York, Oct 23 (IANS) A team of researchers has linked the genetic disorders Fragile X and SHANK3 deletion syndrome -- both linked to autism and health problems -- to walking patterns by examining the microscopic movements of those wearing motion-sensored sneakers.


Olive Bar and Kitchen launches a cloud kitchen

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANSlife) From the iconic Mediterranean restaurant, Olive Bar and Kitchen, AD Singh has recently launched a new cloud kitchen, Olive Pizzeria, with multiple locations.