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  • Manoj, Saiyami inaugurate second edition of SIFFCY
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : Actors Manoj Bajpayee and Saiyami Kher on Monday inaugurated here the second edition of Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY) by Smile Foundation.

  • Farooq pledges support to separatists for 'azaadi'
    Srinagar, Dec 5 : Former Chief Minister and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Monday pledged support to separatist Hurriyat leaders, asking them to carry the "movement for azaadi to its conclusion".

  • AirAsia India appoints Amar Abrol as Managing Director
    Bengaluru, Dec 5 : Budget passenger carrier AirAsia India on Monday announced the appointment of Amar Abrol as its Managing Director in addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

  • SC hearing on demonetisation deferred till December 9
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : The Supreme Court will hear on Friday a batch of petitions challenging the demonetisation decision, as well as the Central government's plea seeking the transfer of cases filed before different High Courts and subordinate courts either to the apex court or the Delhi High Court.

  • RS member Sasikala questions need for AIADMK MLAs' meeeting
    Chennai, Dec 5 : Rajya Sabha member Sasikala Pushpa on Monday questioned the need for AIADMK holding a meeting of its law makers when Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa is recovering.

  • Tag users at Gurugram toll plaza increase significantly
    Gurugram, Dec 5 : The number of commuters using tags at Gurugram's Kherki Daula toll plaza has recorded a significant increase after the November 8 demonetisation while toll collection has decreased after the exercise resumed from December 2 midnight, a senior toll collection official said on Monday.

  • UAE highlights efforts on biodiversity protection
    Dubai, Dec 5 : The UAE on Monday highlighted its efforts on biodiversity protection at the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

  • Poll panel to introduce paper trail for Goa elections
    Panaji, Dec 5 : Voters in Goa will now be able to visually verify their vote, thanks to Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) to be introduced in upcoming state legislative assembly elections, a senior poll official said on Monday.

  • Russia moots its athletes in 2017 European meet under neutral flag
    Moscow, Dec 5 : The All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) will propose its athletes be allowed to participate in the European Athletics Championship next March in Belgrade under a neutral flag and based on individual applications, ARAF President Dmitry Shlyakhtin said on Monday.

  • Coolpad smartphones to be available offline soon
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : With the aim to cover more than 10 states with one million sales volume by 2017, Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad on Monday announced that it will start selling smartphones through offline channels.

  • Yes Bank partners with Ola to set up mobile ATMs
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : Yes Bank on Monday announced a partnership with cab aggregator Ola to set up mobile ATMs and enable convenient cash withdrawals by swiping debit cards from any bank.

  • Winter floods of last year were most extreme in Britain
    London, Dec 5 : A new scientific review of the winter floods of 2015/2016 has confirmed that the event was the most extreme on record in Britain.

  • Jayalalithaa's condition extremely grave: London doctor
    Chennai, Dec 5 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's condition is "extremely grave", a London-based doctor who is assisting doctors at the Apollo Hospitals here said on Monday.

  • Government departments to make a-payments for amounts above Rs 5,000
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : In order to give a boost to the digital payment system, all government departments have now been directed to make e-payments for amounts above Rs 5,000, an official statement said on Monday.

  • Sisodia concludes Delhi Walk Festival
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia formally concluded the Delhi Walk Festival by visiting Mirza Ghalibs Shahjahanabad in Old Delhi.

  • Jayalalithaa battles for life, AIADMK MLAs at Apollo
    Chennai, Dec 5 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's condition is "very critical" and "grave", Apollo Hospitals said on Monday, as AIADMK MLAs trooped to the hospital apparently to pick a successor.

  • Upcoming show focuses on anonymity and alienation of global urban life
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : What is it like to be anonymous in a city? Or is it a subterfuge many of us resort to in order to deal with a growing sense of anxiety and alienation in an ultra-modern global megalopolis? Bringing one up to several such facets of "anonymity and alienation of global urban life" is a group show of video installations, performances and artworks at Khoj Studios in the capital.

  • Occasional negative moods can boost academic success: Study
    Toronto, Dec 5 : Is the very idea of exam giving you stress and negative moods? Take heart, a new study suggests that the occasional bout of bad feelings can actually improve a student's academic performance.

  • Boston Scientific's India tour showcases latest medical devices
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : Global medical devices company Boston Scientific's 'Navigation Express' -- a mobile van showcasing ground-breaking medical innovations -- on Monday completed a tour of 130 hospitals in 52 cities in India to demonstrate the latest medical technologies to nearly 2,690 medical professionals.

  • Liverpool prepared for January transfer market: Manager Klopp
    Liverpool, Dec 5 : English Premier League (EPL) side Liverpool'S manager Jurgen Klopp said his team is prepared to make additions in the January transfer market, but added that he does not know if it will be necessary.

  • RS adjourned for day amid ruckus over cash crunch
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : The Rajya Sabha was on Monday adjourned for the day without conducting any business as opposition members demanded that the government immediately pays salaries and pensions to the employees and workers.

  • Russia, US to talk on rebel withdrawal from Aleppo: Moscow
    Rome, Dec 5 : A proposal made by US Secretary of State John Kerry to Russia about the divided Syrian city of Aleppo details the procedure for withdrawal of rebel forces, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed on Monday, adding that the two countries will discuss the issue in the coming days.

  • Sabarimala dedicates Monday meals to wish for Jayalalithaa's recovery
    Sabarimala, Dec 5 : The famed Sabarimala temple has dedicated free meals to around 75,000 pilgrims on Monday to wish for the speedy recovery of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, a senior temple official said.

  • India to have 600 million netizens by 2020, says study
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : With increased 4G and 3G penetration, the Internet user base in India is rapidly growing and is expected to double to 600 million users by 2020 from the current 343 million, said a study on Monday.

  • Value buying lifts equity markets
    Mumbai, Dec 5 : A spurt of value buying, along with positive European markets, an appreciating rupee and expectation of domestic monetary policy easing, lifted the Indian equity markets on Monday.

  • 'Moana' was technically very challenging: Technical director
    Los Angeles, Dec 5 : Animated film "Moana", which has a voice-over of actor Dwayne Johnson, was "technically very challenging" for Shweta Viswanathan, technical director in the Disney Animation team.

  • Jayalalithaa in 'grave situation', says Apollo
    Chennai, Dec 5 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa is in a "grave situation", Apollo Hospitals said on Monday.

  • Real Madrid, Barcelona courting United's Martial
    Manchester, Dec 5 : Spanish football giants Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are reportedly interested in roping in Manchester United forward Anthony Martial.

  • Jayalalithaa's condition extremely grave: London doctor
    Chennai, Dec 5 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's condition is "extremely grave", a London-based doctor who is assisting doctors here said on Monday.

  • AAP blasts BJP over U-turn on Delhi statehood
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : Slamming the new Delhi BJP chief's "U-turn" on the demand for full statehood for Delhi, the AAP on Monday asked the BJP's central leadership to clear its stand.

  • Lok Sabha adjourned for day, logjam persists over demonetisation
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : Logjam over the demonetisation debate continued in the Lok Sabha on Monday, leading to disruptions and its adjournment for the day, with the government and opposition failing to reach an agreement over the rule for the discussion, even as Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suggested that the debate can be taken up without any rule.

  • Sony rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat update for Xperia XZ
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : Sony on Monday announced that it has started the Android 7.0 Nougat update rollout for its flagship Xperia XZ that comes with a triple sensor camera.

  • Three dead as speeding car rams into bikes, pedestrians
    Kolkata, Dec 5 : A speeding car here on Monday recklessly rammed into three bikes and also hit pedestrians, leaving three dead and several others injured, said Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee.

  • TripAdvisor ranks Goa top destination for travel
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : Goa emerged as the most popular travel destination in India, followed by Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Munnar, leading travel portal TripAdvisor said in a statement on Monday.

  • Trouble as Sun TV says Jayalalithaa dead; Apollo denies
    Chennai, Dec 5 : Trouble erupted outside the Apollo Hospitals here on Monday after Sun TV reported that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was dead. The hospital denied the Sun TV report.

  • Goa launches free mobile calling, data service scheme for youth
    Panaji, Dec 5 : The Goa government on Monday launched the Goa Yuva Sanchar Yojana which will enable the state's youth between 16-30 years of age to avail of a free SIM card, free calling and free data services with a usage limit.

  • Morocco's net international reserves rise by 13.5%
    Rabat, Dec 5 (IANS/MAP) Moroccos net international reserves amounted to MAD 250.2 billion (around $24 billion) until November 25, 2016, recording a 13.5 per cent increase on an annual basis, Al-Maghrib Bank said.

  • Maxwell-Wade controversy should have been kept private, says Warne
    Sydney, Dec 5 : Australia's legendary spinner Shane Warne on Monday said all-rounder Glenn Maxwell's punishment for his remarks on team-mate Matthew Wade should not have been made public.

  • Government employees asked to promote debit card payments
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : To give a push to its digital payments movement, the government has asked its employees to make use of debit cards for their personal use and directed all ministries to set up camps to help those who do not have one, an official statement said on Monday.

  • End-to-end banking services to go digital soon
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : Crediting demonetisation for the biggest push towards digital banking, the SBI on Monday said it envisions the entire range of banking services to go digital over the next few years.

  • IS online activities decline in 2016: Saudi group
    Riyadh, Dec 5 : A Saudi counter-terrorism campaign has reported a drastic decline in the online activities of the Islamic State militant group this year, the media reported on Monday.

  • Bengal forms anti-child trafficking panel
    Kolkata, Dec 5 : In the wake of a child smuggling racket being unearthed in the state, the West Bengal government on Monday announced setting up a panel for prevention of child trafficking.

  • Hussey may become coach of Austraia's T20 team: Reports
    Melbourne, Dec 5 : Former star batsman Mike Hussey has been tipped for appointment as Australia's stand-in coach for their Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka.

  • Aircel offers free voice calls, data for Delhi customers
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : Aircel on Monday said it has launched a value offer for its new customers in New Delhi, with free voice calls with a validity of 90 days and free data usage for a month.

  • Sabarimala dedicates Monday meals to wish for Jayalalithaa's recovery (Lead, correcting para two)
    Sabarimala, Dec 5 : The famed Sabarimala temple has dedicated free meals to around 75,000 pilgrims on Monday to wish for the speedy recovery of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, a senior temple official said.

  • INS Betwa slips during undocking in Mumbai dockyard
    Mumbai, Dec 5 : Guided missile frigate INS Betwa slipped on the dock blocks while undocking at the Naval Dockyard here on Monday, an official said.

  • Golfer Aditi earns partial LPGA Tour membership
    Daytona Beach (Florida), Dec 5 : Indian golfer Aditi Ashok ended at tied-24th to earn the Partial Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour membership for 2017 at the qualifying tournament here.

  • Rehaan to play Karishma Tanna's brother in show
    Mumbai, Dec 5 : Actor Rehaan Roy, who was last seen in "Sajda Tere Pyaar Ka", has been roped in to play actress Karishma Tanna's brother in the TV show "Nagarjun - Ek Yoddha".

  • Opposition demands Odisha CM's apology
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 : The Odisha Assembly on Monday witnessed unruly scenes as the opposition demanded an apology from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for apparent disregard for women by the police at a rally on the previous day.

  • I could generate content for social media: Ranveer Singh
    Mumbai, Dec 5 : Actor Ranveer Singh says that he is an entertainer and could generate a lot of entertaining content for social media.

  • Koeman hails Everton for Man U draw
    Liverpool, Dec 5 : Everton Manager Ronald Koeman has praised his team for their performance after they held former champions Manchester United to a 1-1 draw in an English Premier League (EPL) match at the Goodison Park Stadium here.

  • Army apprehends Pakistani national on LoC
    Jammu, Dec 5 : A Pakistani national was apprehended on Monday by Indian troops after he crossed the Line of Control (LoC) into Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, the state police said.

  • 'Amazon Launchpad' to support Indian startups launched
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : In a move to help Indian startups launch, market and distribute their products to millions of Amazon customers across the country and globally through a dedicated store, Amazon India on Monday launched its much anticipated global programme - Amazon Launchpad in India.

  • Selena Gomez flaunts new haircut at Hollywood hot spot
    Los Angeles, Dec 5 : Singer Selena Gomez recently flaunted her new layered and medium-length hair here.

  • Modi tweet helps Jugnoo launch UPI-enabled 'Jugnoo Pay'
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : A tweet from Prime Minister Narendra Modi about Unified Payment Interface (UPI)-enabled transactions has helped auto-rickshaw aggregator Jugnoo launch "Jugnoo Pay" app for easy payment.

  • Depp thinks acting is similar to being in a band
    Los Angeles, Dec 5 : Actor Johnny Depp sees similarities between acting and being in the music band Hollywood Vampires as he has to be a "character" for both of them.

  • Mourinho defends Manchester United's performance
    Liverpool, Dec 5 : Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has defended his team's performance after being held to a draw by Everton FC in an English Premier League (EPL) match at the Goodison Park Stadium here.

  • YRF to launch Anya Singh opposite Aadar Jain
    Mumbai, Dec 5 : Entertainment banner Yash Raj Films is set to launch Anya Singh alongside debutant Aadar Jain, grandson of late actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor.

  • Lok Sabha adjourned for day, logjam persists over demonetisation
    New Delhi, Dec 5 : Logjam over demonetisation debate and disruptions continued in the Lok Sabha on Monday as the government and opposition failed to reach an agreement over the rule for the discussion, even as Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suggested the debate can be taken up without any rule.

  • Varun 'not doing' Zoya Akhtar's next film
    Mumbai, Dec 5 : Actor Varun Dhawan says that he hasn't been approached for Zoya Akhtars next film "Gully Boy".