Neymar extends contract with Barcelona until 2021 (9 minutes ago)
Barcelona (Spain) Oct 22 (IANS) Brazilian striker Neymar da Silva signed on Friday the renewal of his contract with FC Barcelona until June 30, 2021, as reported by the Catalan club.
London City Airport closed after 'chemical' incident: reports (9 minutes ago)
London, Oct 22 (IANS) London City Airport has been closed after a report of a chemical incident, local reports said on Friday.
Pope's summer palace opens to the public (00:56)
Vatican City, Oct 22 (IANS/AKI) The private papal apartments at the summer palace of Castelgandolfo will open to the public for the first time on Saturday, following a decision by Pope Francis, the Vatican announced on Friday.
India inks loan pact with World Bank for Eastern Freight Corridor (00:32)
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The government on Friday signed an agreement for a $650 million loan from the World Bank towards the third tranche for construction of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) designed for faster movement of goods between northern and eastern parts of India.
Cairn India Q2 net at Rs 779 crore zooms 139 per cent (00:28)
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Oil and gas major Cairn India on Friday posted an impressive 139 per cent jump in net profit for the second quarter ended September at Rs 779 crore as against Rs 326 crore recorded in the same quarter of the last fiscal mainly on the back of an increase in foreign exchange gains of Rs 158 crore.
Pakistan woman journalist slapped by guard, probe ordered (00:03)
Karachi, Oct 22 (IANS) Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Friday took notice of an incident in which a Frontier Corp guard slapped a female journalist.
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AIIMS governing body approves working of faculty till 67 age (23:56)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) governing body on Friday approved that all faculty could work up till the age of 67, a top AIIMS authority confirmed to IANS.
India, Iran to contest Kabaddi World Cup final (23:52)
Ahmedabad, Oct 21 (IANS) India and Iran won their respective semi-finals to enter the final of the Kabaddi World Cup here on Friday.
Ex CPI-M leader Lakshman Seth joins BJP (23:36)
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Expelled CPI-M leader Lakshman Seth, a prime accused in the 2007 Nandigram violence case, on Friday joined the BJP at Tamluk in East Midnapore district.
Prayers, offerings in Karnataka temple for Jayalalithaa's recovery (23:32)
Mysuru, Oct 21 (IANS) Special prayers were offered on Friday to Hindu goddess Chamundeshwari near Mysuru in Karnataka for the speedy recovery of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who has been ailing in a Chennai hospital since September 22.
Muslim cleric criticises Modi government move on Uniform Civil Code (23:28)
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) A leading Muslim cleric on Friday accused the Narendra Modi government of hatching a conspiracy to "impose" the Uniform Civil Code in a bid to polarise the nation, and called for a nationwide road blockade to protest the move.
Ex-HCL honcho floats Rs 100-cr venture fund (23:22)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) HCL Technologies former Chief Executive Anant Gupta on Friday announced a Rs 100-crore venture fund for developing disruptive products and businesses through his new technology investment firm TechCelx.
With reforms, India can become centre for international arbitrations: President (Roundup) (23:20)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) While India has the basic legal and physical infrastructure to support international arbitrations, it only needs basic institutional reforms to strengthen its arbitration framework, President Pranab Mukherjee observed here on Friday.
Russia concerned over terror groups sabotaging UN aid in Aleppo (22:58)
Moscow/Damascus, Oct 21 (IANS) Russia has voiced concern over militants of Al-Nusra Front and other terrorist groups sabotaging United Nations efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo and preventing civilians from leaving the city.
India can become important arbitration centre: Arun Jaitley (22:52)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that being the world's fastest growing economy with an independent and powerful judiciary, right laws in place and sufficient infrastructure, there is no reason why India cannot become an important arbitration centre in the world.
NGO seeks NHRC intervention in pellet firing on Bengal woman (22:38)
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) An NGO on Friday sought the National Human Rights Commission's (NHRC) intervention in alleged firing from pellet guns by forest guards on a woman in West Bengal as she was collecting firewood for household use.
Azad carries special message for Sheikh Hasina from Sonia (22:34)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday handed over a special message from party President Sonia Gandhi to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during his visit to Dhaka.
NCSC chairman slams Modi government (22:34)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Criticising the Narendra Modi-led central government, National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC) Chairman P.L. Punia said the Prime Minister has made baseless statement about the protection of Dalits.
DIAL raises $522.6 mn from international bond market (22:32)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) GMR group-promoted Delhi International Airport Private Limited (DIAL) on Friday said it has raised $522.6 million from the international bond market to refinance its bank loans in rupee term and external commercial borrowing.
SC directs developer to hand over flat to Union Minister (22:30)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday ordered real estate major Parsvnath Developers to hand over the possession of a flat in Gurgaon to Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore within two days.
Delhi Police busts interstate extortion gang (22:28)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Delhi Police have arrested 10 persons and claimed to have busted an interstate gang that extorted money from people by sending them fake Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons, an official said on Friday.
BJP leaves Varun Gandhi to defend himself in 'honey trap' (22:24)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The BJP on Friday did not officially react to the demand for the resignation of party MP Varun Gandhi over claims that he was "honey trapped and compromised" by defence middleman Abhishek Verma. Party leaders said Gandhi had already cleared his position and it was for him to deal with the issue.
Centre holds talks with Manipur, militant groups (22:20)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The government has held talks with Kuki National Organisation (KNO) and United People's Front (UPF) of Manipur to find an amicable solution to their long standing demands.
Politics of fear at play in Shamli, Muzaffarnagar: NCM member (22:02)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) With no substantial evidence of Muslim aggression against the Hindus in Kairana town of western Uttar Pradesh, it is the "politics of fear" which is at play here, National Minorities Commission member Farida Abdullah Khan said on Friday.
Sidhu most welcome in the party, says Congress (Lead) (21:46)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Congress on Friday said that cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu is "most welcome in the party" if he recognizes the leadership and the values of the party.