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Dalai Lama decries terrorism, urges inter-faith harmony

Dalai Lama decries terrorism, urges inter-faith harmonyFlorence, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) People who stage acts of terrorism cannot claim to be religious, Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, said on Tuesday, underlining that members of different faiths can live in peace. "Often we see the term terrorism used alongside the name of a faith, for example Muslim terrorist, Buddhist terrorist," he said in an address to an annual religion festival in the Italian city of Florence. "From the moment you kill, you are no longer religious - you are a terrorist," the 82-year-old Dalai Lama stated.


India offers aid to hurricane-devastated Caribbean nations

India offers aid to hurricane-devastated Caribbean nationsNew York, Sep 19 (IANS) With the Caribbean region facing nature's deadly fury with Hurricanes Irma and Maria pummelling through, India on Tuesday expressed its solidarity with the affected nations and offered aid. Offering India's condolences at the loss of lives in the devastating hurricanes, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said India stood "ready to assist in your efforts to rebuild broken lives".


PM should stop 'embarrassing' Pakistan with his statements: Ex-minister

PM should stop 'embarrassing' Pakistan with his statements: Ex-ministerIslamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Prime Minister should definitely put "our own house in order" but refrain from issuing statements that embarrass Pakistan internationally, former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Tuesday. Khan took a dig at his own party's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Ali Abbasi and said no one had objections to "in-house cleaning" but government officials should stick to taking concrete steps instead of issuing statements. "Pakistan is now accepting the same thing that India keeps saying (about it)," said Khan.


India Green cash in on Rasool's fifer vs India Blue in Duleep Trophy

India Green cash in on Rasool's fifer vs India Blue in Duleep TrophyKanpur, Sep 19 (IANS) India Green reached 100/3 in response to India Blue's first innings score of 177, at stumps on the opening day of the day and night Duleep Trophy match, played at the Green Park Stadium here from Tuesday.


India reaffirms commitment to Palestinian cause

India reaffirms commitment to Palestinian causeNew York, Sep 19 (IANS) India on Tuesday reaffirmed its commitment to the Palestinian cause and solidarity with the Palestinian people. "India's support for the Palestinian people and the Palestinian cause is historical, going back to a period before our own independence," External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in her intervention at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Meeting on Palestine on the margins of the UN General Assembly session here.


Lakshmanan, Chitra win gold at Asian indoor event

Lakshmanan, Chitra win gold at Asian indoor eventAshgabat (Turkmenistan), Sep 19 (IANS) India enjoyed a successful outing at the fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games here on Tuesday with Govindan Lakshmanan and P.U. Chitra winning gold in their respective events. This is the third continental title for Lakshmanan this year. The 26-year-old had won gold in the 10,000m and 5,000m events at the Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar last July.


Solution to Rakhine problem is socio-economic, infrastructure development: India at UNHRC

Solution to Rakhine problem is socio-economic, infrastructure development: India at UNHRCSpeaking at the 36th Session of the United States Human Rights Council, Permanent Representative of India to UN in Geneva, Rajiv K. Chander said the only permanent solution to the problem of Rakhine State is socio-economic and infrastructure development of the region. Chander further applauded the role being played by Bangladesh in extending humanitarian assistance to the refugees who deserve recognition. He further assured that India will extend humanitarian support to Bangladesh government to help meet refugees' needs.


India would have to 'leapfrog into electric vehicle age': Piyush Goyal

India would have to 'leapfrog into electric vehicle age': Piyush GoyalThe Union Minister of Coal Piyush Goyal on Tuesday attended the Guru Nanak College Silver Lecture Series in Mumbai. Speaking at the college, Piyush said that India would have to 'leapfrog into electric vehicle age', adding that it is something in interest of the people of India. Earlier, he also attended the Somaiya Vidyavihar's 59th Foundation Day celebrations in Mumbai.


Virginia Governor calls meeting with Rahul productive

Virginia Governor calls meeting with Rahul productiveWashington, Sep 19 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe, who called it a "productive meeting".


Biker crushed by speeding DTC bus

Biker crushed by speeding DTC busNew Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A 29-year-old man was crushed by a speeding Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus in south Delhi, police said on Tuesday. Police said Suraj of Sangam Vihar, an executive in a multinational company in the Kalkaji area, was on his way to office when the bus rammed his motorcycle from behind around 7 a.m. on Monday near Majeedia Hospital and dragged the two-wheeler for more than 100 metres. Suraj was rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Trauma Centre, where he was declared brought dead, police said.


Focusing on eradicating malnutrition: Maneka

Focusing on eradicating malnutrition: ManekaNew Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday said that after the "resounding" success of the "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" scheme, the Ministry is now targeting the problem of malnutrition. "After the resounding success of Modiji's Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme that brought about a phenomenal change in the mindset, a similar approach is needed to fight malnutrition, particularly among mothers and children," she said. The Minister was addressing the "National Conference on Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition" here.


HC seeks Centre's steps against Blue Whale game

HC seeks Centre's steps against Blue Whale gameNew Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to submit a list of steps taken to ban the Blue Whale online game that has led to numerous suicides among teens. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar asked the central government to file the report by October 12. Meanwhile, the Delhi Police told the High Court that a direction has been issued to social media service providers Facebook, WhatsApp, Google, Yahoo, Rediff and Twitter to block or take down any link or reference to the game.


Warner having a field day in the City of Joy

Warner having a field day in the City of JoyKolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) With rain keeping him away from the field, Australia opener David Warner is keen to know which are the places to visit here where his team will play India at the Eden Gardens in the second One Day International (ODI) here on Thursday. Warner and his teammates were forced to practice at Cricket Association of Bengal's indoor facilities on Tuesday as the incessant downpour meant the ground was under the covers for the whole day. "Good morning from Kolkata, what's the best places to visit while we are here??


India third among countries that faced most natural disasters: Guterres

India third among countries that faced most natural disasters: GuterresUnited Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) India ranked third among the countries that have faced the most natural disasters in the last half century, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday pleading for unwavering international action on climate change. In his first speech to the annual high-level meeting of the General Assembly, he said, "It is high time to get off the path of suicidal emissions. United States President Donald Trump has declared that his country is pulling out of the Paris agreement on combating climate change.


Sports Roundup: Team India call off practice, India women hockey team

Sports Roundup: Team India call off practice, India women hockey teamIndia forced to call off practice at Eden Gardens due to rain, India forced to call off practice at Eden Gardens due to rain.


Baby to lead Kerala in 2017-18 Ranji season

Baby to lead Kerala in 2017-18 Ranji seasonThiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Promising batsman Sachin Baby was on Tuesday named Kerala skipper for the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy season, replacing Rohan Prem.


Dhoni can play 2023 World Cup too: Clarke

Dhoni can play 2023 World Cup too: ClarkeKolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Australia captain Michael Clarke is not ruling out the possibility of wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni being part of India's 2023 World Cup plans. "Don't ask me whether he will play in the 2019 World Cup. Whether Clarke meant it or not is anybody's guess, but the in-form Ranchi batsman who has led India to 2011 World Cup glory on home soil has been in good form lately.


India bike week in November

India bike week in NovemberPanaji, Sep 19 (IANS) Over 20,000 bikers from across India are expected to participate in the fifth edition of the India Bike Week in Goa in November, organisers said on Tuesday. Scheduled to be held on November 24-25, the 2017 edition of the festival is expected to host premier biking companies, bike accessory brands, along with music, barbecues, bikini bike wash, beer gardens, training academies and track-racing. It's going to be just one enormous party," the director of the India Bike Week event, Martin da Costa, said in a statement.


Russian, Indian firms ink deal to produce drugs for HIV

Russian, Indian firms ink deal to produce drugs for HIVMoscow, Sep 19 (IANS) Russian state-run National Immunobiological Company (Nacimbio) on Tuesday announced signing an agreement with Indian pharma firm Mylan Laboratories on the transfer of technology for producing readymade dosage forms and active pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of HIV. Under the agreement with the Indian arm of American firm Mylan NV, "there will be transfer of technology for the production of both readymade forms and active pharmaceutical substances for the creation of modern combined drugs for the treatment of HIV infection," Nacimbio's parent company Rostec said in a statement here. Rostec Chief Executive Sergei Chemezov said in a statement: "Cooperation with India's Mylan Laboratories will provide us with the supply of substances, transfer of technology and the creation of modern combination drugs for HIV treatment.


German woman turns saviour for injured, abandoned cows

German woman turns saviour for injured, abandoned cowsA German woman named Sudevi Dasi has turned out to be saviour for injured and abandoned cows in Mathura. This woman's journey started out around a decade back when she found an injured cow and brought her for treatment. Today, this woman has her own cowshed where around 1200 cows are being taken care. This German woman came to India when she was just 20 years old and became an ardent worshiper of Lord Krishna. Sudevi requires over Rs. 22 lakhs to run her cowshed which she manages on her own without government's help. She takes around five to six lakhs from her home in Germany and rest comes from charity.


People want to try local cuisines during vacation: Survey

People want to try local cuisines during vacation: SurveyNew Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) People not only want to explore destinations during a vacation but also taste the flavours of local cuisines, according to a survey. Community-driven hospitality company Airbnb on Tuesday released the results of its Asia Pacific (APAC) travel survey, which revealed travellers are getting more adventurous. 71 per cent of people surveyed emphasised the importance of trying local cuisines on vacation, and 6 out of 10 travellers said they feel keen to try new experiences or activities, read a statement.


Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rohingya region, UN seeks access

Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rohingya region, UN seeks accessNay Pyi Taw, Sep 19 (IANS) Breaking her silence on Rohingyas, Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said she and her government condemned all human rights abuses and unlawful violence in the country and do not fear global scrutiny on the situation in Rakhine state. State Counsellor Suu Kyi made the remarks in English in her much-anticipated address in Parliament over the violence that has seen about 415,000 Rohingya Muslims flee into Bangladesh since August 25 following a military crackdown that has raised global concerns.


CM Naidu joins Kailash Satyarthi's yatra against child trafficking, sexual abuse

CM Naidu joins Kailash Satyarthi's yatra against child trafficking, sexual abuseThe Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, on Tuesday participated in the Bharat Yatra, along with Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi in Kurnool. Launched by Satyarthi, the Bharat Yatra is aimed at creating awareness across India about child trafficking and sexual abuse, which according to him, has become a 'moral epidemic.' The Yatra, which started from Kanyakumari on September 11, entered Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh yesterday. Covering a distance of 11,000 km and traversing across the 22 states, it is schedule to culminate in an event in Delhi on October 16. Earlier, Satyarthi had expressed his gratitude to Chief Minister Naidu, the State government, the district administration and all those who stood by the cause.


FIFA U-17 World Cup: Players vote Amarjit Singh to lead India in the WC

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Players vote Amarjit Singh to lead India in the WCAmarjit Singh will lead India at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Coach Matos had asked each of the 27 players in the team to vote their preferred choice.


Sri Lanka Cricket announce new selection panel

Sri Lanka Cricket announce new selection panelColombo, Sep 19 (IANS) The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board on Thursday announced a new five-member selection committee led by their former pacer Graeme Labrooy. "Sri Lanka Cricket today announced the newly appointed panel of Selectors as ratified by the Minister of Sport, Hon.


Revealed!! AMM factor compels India to take stern stance on Rohingya issue

Revealed!! AMM factor compels India to take stern stance on Rohingya issueWith the providing succour to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, India has made it clear that New Delhi is ready to provide support on humanitarian ground.


India welcomes Suu Kyi's statement on Rohingyas

India welcomes Suu Kyi's statement on RohingyasYangon, Sep 19 (IANS) India on Tuesday welcomed as encouraging and positive Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's address on the situation in the country's Rakhine state where violence has triggered an outflow of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to neighbouring Bangladesh. "It was an encouraging address and contained a very positive message," India's Ambassador to Myanmar Vikram Misri told the media after Suu Kyi's state of the union address on the issue.


Pradhan to co-chair IGC meet with Kazakhstan

Pradhan to co-chair IGC meet with KazakhstanNew Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will co-chair the two-day meeting of the Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC) with Kazakhstan beginning on Tuesday in the central Asian nation's capital at Astana, an official statement said here. According to the Indian petroleum ministry, Kazakhstan will be represented in the talks by its Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev. "The IGC meeting aims to follow up on the agenda set between India and Kazakhstan during the two visits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Kazakhstan in July 2015 and June 2017," the statement said.


India stresses on restoration of normalcy in Myanmar's Rakhine

India stresses on restoration of normalcy in Myanmar's RakhineGeneva, Sep 19 (IANS) India on Tuesday stressed on restoration of normalcy in Myanmar's Rakhine state where violence has triggered an outflow of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to neighbouring Bangladesh and called for the situation to be handled with restraint. "It is imperative that violence is ended and normalcy in the state is restored expeditiously through a solution based on respect for peace, communal harmony, justice, dignity and democratic values," Rajiv Chander, India's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, said.


Can show world we can play football, says India U-17 coach

Can show world we can play football, says India U-17 coachNew Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India U-17 football team coach Luis Norton de Matos on Tuesday said that he wants to show the world his side can play football during the World Cup which is scheduled to start from October 6. The hosts are currently training for the U-17 World Cup in Goa. "The level of the Indian U-17s is very high but come the FIFA U-17 World Cup it will be a different ball game altogether.


Smith has to find a way for his team to be successful: Clarke

Smith has to find a way for his team to be successful: ClarkeKolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke on Tuesday said Steve Smith still has challenges ahead as a captain and he has to find a way for his team to succeed. "As captain your first responsibility is to win games and give confidence to the team." Asked how opener David Warner, who played his first-ever One-day International (ODI) in India on Sunday, would cope with chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, who got the southpaw's back, Clarke said: "David's been playing really well.


2-child policy: Assam did it, will Centre tell other states?

2-child policy: Assam did it, will Centre tell other states?As India is standing on the verge of population explosion, some state governments are taking comprehensive measures to address the issue. Assam has entered in the list of states those who are relentlessly working to curb rising of population.


Delhi Dynamos sign two India U-19 defenders

Delhi Dynamos sign two India U-19 defendersNew Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos on Tuesday signed India U-19 defenders Kishan Singh Thongam and Jayananda Singh Moirangthem ahead of season 4.


India’s latest sensation Hardik Pandya thanks fans for constant support

India’s latest sensation Hardik Pandya thanks fans for constant supportIndia’s latest cricket sensation Hardik Pandya, who’s been in scintillating form has taken the cricketing world by storm with his all-around performance across various formats of the game.


India vs Australia: Rain likely to disrupt 2nd ODI in Kolkata

India vs Australia: Rain likely to disrupt 2nd ODI in KolkataIndia started the five-match ODI series on a positive note, winning the first one day international by 26 runs in a rain effected match.


Biopic on Jhulan Goswami to be made

Biopic on Jhulan Goswami to be madeKolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Indian women's cricket team captain Jhulan Goswami on Tuesday said a biopic will be made on her with the working title 'Chakdah Express.' Jhulan will be the first female cricketer on whom a biopic will be made. A biopic on former men's team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been made while a docu-drama on batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar released earlier this year. This is the right time I thought," Goswami told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.


Cricket: India forced to call off practice due to rain

Cricket: India forced to call off practice due to rainKolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Incessant rain forced India to call off practice two days ahead of the second One-Day International (ODI) cricket match against Australia at the Eden Gardens here on Tuesday. The Eden ground was covered from morning with the tourists rehearsing at the indoor facilities here. The focus during the practice session was on playing spin as chinaman Kuldeep Yadav and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal accounted for five wickets together in the first rubber as the Aussies lost by 26 runs via Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method.


Forward Preeti to lead India A in women's Australia Hockey League

Forward Preeti to lead India A in women's Australia Hockey LeagueNew Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Forward Preeti Dubey was on Tuesday named captain of the India A women's hockey squad for the Australian Hockey League (AHL), which starts on September 28.


Indian hockey eves beat Belgium's junior men on Europe tour

Indian hockey eves beat Belgium's junior men on Europe tourAntwerp (Belgium), Sep 19 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team ended their Europe Tour on a high as they beat the Belgium junior mens team 4-3 in a pulsating encounter here. Goals from Gurjit Kaur (seventh minute, 11th) and captain Rani (13th, 33th) gave visitors their first win of the tour on Monday. A rampant Indian team started the match with some enthralling attacking play as they earned a penalty corner in the seventh minute which was well converted by drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur to give India the lead.


Get right jewellery for fall-winter season

Get right jewellery for fall-winter seasonNew Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Go big on head ornaments and a bracelet bling as far as jewellery is concerned in the fall-winter season, which sees the revival of greenery, the arrival of festivities along with the onset of the wedding season in India, suggest experts. Achal Gupta, jewellery designer at Rivierea - The Jewellery Hub and Pritesh Goyal, jewellery designer at SLG Jewellers, have shared tips on jewellery trends of fall-winter 2017.


73% turnout recorded in Nepal's final phase of crucial local polls

73% turnout recorded in Nepal's final phase of crucial local pollsNepal on Monday saw a high turnout of nearly 73 percent in the final phase of the local level elections in a Madhesi-dominated province, close to the border with India, as the nation took a crucial step towards cementing democracy amid political turmoil. Madhesi, mostly of the Indian-origin, launched a prolonged agitation between September 2015 and February last year against the implementation of the new constitution, which they felt marginalized the Tarai community. There were 37,236 candidates in the fray. This phase would elect 6,627 representatives. Eight candidates have been elected unopposed. There is one metropolitan city, three sub-metropolis, 73 municipalities and 59 rural municipalities in the eight districts of the province in southern Nepal. As per the time limitation Nepal is progressing forward with the elections. It is scheduled to hold the election for the Province Council and National Assembly simultaneously in two phases in November and December.


Watch: Piyush Goyal talks about India's haunting coal shortage

Watch: Piyush Goyal talks about India's haunting coal shortageUnion Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal, while addressing the people at the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), stated about the recent shortage of coal which was an all time low in India's history. Goyal stated that around 68 million tonnes of coal was short in the Indian mines. He added that the coal ministry kept engaging with various power plants and state government to stock up coal as the impending monsoons might hamper the transportation of coal. However, various states and power plants did not stock the amount of coal they were suppose to and after the floods in Odisha, Jharkhand and Maharashtra the transportation of coal was hampered, he added.


Dhoni's wicket is the key: Zampa

Dhoni's wicket is the key: ZampaKolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa on Tuesday said the wicket of former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is very crucial and they will try to get him out as early as possible when the two sides meet again for the second One-Day International (ODI) at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. "MS is an important wicket and we need to get him early. Australia lost by 26 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in the first game in Chennai, after India rode on Hardik Pandya's all-round brilliance to script a win.


Songs today are just a one-day cricket match: Bappi Lahiri

Songs today are just a one-day cricket match: Bappi LahiriNew Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Veteran Indian composer-singer Bappi Lahiri says people can't remember lyrics of songs today. Asked if he is happy with the lyrics and songs of today, Lahiri told IANS: "The lyrics which we had before we don't have that anymore... Can you remember any wordings of a song? Be it Bappi Lahiri, Kalyanji-Anandji, R.D. Burman or Laxmikant-Pyarelal's songs... People still hum those songs," he added.


Bollywood film on Indian surgical strike

Bollywood film on Indian surgical strikeMumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The story of India's surgical strike on terrorist hubs in Pakistan is being made into a Bollywood film produced by Ronnie Screwvala. Actor Vicky Kaushal plays the lead role in the movie titled "Uri". Terrorists from Pakistan attacked a military base in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir on September 18, 2016, leaving 19 Indian soldiers dead.


Dharamsala film fest lines up award-winning films, premieres

Dharamsala film fest lines up award-winning films, premieresMumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The sixth edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival, slated for November 2-5, will feature award-winning documentaries as well as India and South Asian premieres of some movies. Among two award-winning documentaries to be showcased are Kirsten Johnson's "Cameraperson" and Rahul Jain's "Machines". There will be a special screening of "A Death in the Gunj", presented in person by director Konkona Sen Sharma.


Pakistan is 'face of international terrorism': India at UNHRC

Pakistan is 'face of international terrorism': India at UNHRCIndia lambasted at Pakistan during the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meet on Monday and dubbed it as 'the face of international terrorism'. Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Officer Dr. Vishnu Reddy, who was addressing at the 36th Human Rights Council Sessions, said Pakistan has been the face of international terrorism. India also warned the neighbouring nation to shutdown terrorists manufacturing units and bring the perpetrators of terrorism to justice. Asserting that Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) is the 'epicentre' of terrorism, Dr. Reddy said that Pakistan must dismantle terrorist infrastructure within its territory and PoK.


Solution to 'Assam problem' before 2019 polls: ULFA's Anup Chetia

Solution to 'Assam problem' before 2019 polls: ULFA's Anup ChetiaGuwahati, Sep 19 (IANS) ULFA might hammer out a lasting solution to the "Assam problem" before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, its General Secretary, Anup Chetia, has said, adding that the BJP-led government must think seriously on how to bring the Paresh Baruah faction to the negotiating table which will augment lasting peace in the state. "We hope that the next round of talks between Ulfa and the Centre will be formal talks," Anup Chetia alias Golap Baruah told IANS in an exclusive interview in his office.


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