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Andre Iniesta statue to be made in his homeland in Albacete
In his two-decade-long stint with the Catalan giants, Iniesta bagged countless trophies and helped deliver Spain's first-ever World Cup with an extra-time winner in the final in 2010. [...]
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Sri Lanka ranked top country for travel in 2019 by Lonely Planet
Improved train services mean it’s easier than ever to explore Sri Lanka but campaigners warn a surge in tourism could ruin its natural beautyAlmost 10 years after the end of its civil war, Sri Lanka has been named the best country in the world to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet. Better transport links, new hotels and a growing number of activities were cited as the reason the south-Asian island was chosen for the top spot in the guidebook publisher ’s annual Best in Travel awards.“Already notable to intrepid travellers for its mix of religions and cultures, its timeless temples, its rich and accessible wildlife, its growing surf scene and its people who defy all odds by their welcome and friendliness after decades of civil conflict, this is a country revived,” says Lonely Planet author Ethan Gelber in the Best in Travel 2019 book, published today. Related: A backpacker’s guide to Sri Lanka: a one-month itinerary Related: Sri Lanka’s best food and where to eat it Continue reading... [...]
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'No questions, no excuses': the squad enforcing Mumbai's ban on plastic
Shopkeepers and vendors fear a hefty fine from inspectors who are tasked with keeping the Indian city free of plastic bagsAt 10am on a muggy October morning, Crawford Market, one of Mumbai’s oldest, is stirring into life.In a first floor office inside the complex, the feared “blue squad” has assembled, forming a semi-circle around their boss, Anand Shinde, who is pumping them up. At 10.30am, the phalanx, dressed in blue uniforms, hurries down the wooden staircase and hits the streets around the market. Their target: shopkeepers and street vendors using plastic bags.Our goal is not to punish but to make people aware. Don’t do it for us, do it for your children Related: Huge rise in US plastic waste shipments to poor countries following China ban Continue reading... [...]
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Paytm says consumer data safe after founder's personal data stolen
Mumbai, Oct 23: India's biggest digital-payments firm Paytm on Tuesday said its consumer data was safe after police arrested three people, including the company's spokeswoman, over allegations they tried to blackmail its founder and extort nearly Rs 20 crore by threatening [...]
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GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS MASTER
  Intel’s 9th Gen desktop CPUs launched early this month and with that came a new family of motherboards based on the Z390 chipset. The GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS MASTER is poised to make the most of the... [...]
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7th Pay Commission: New fitment factor may be announced after December 11
New Delhi, Oct 23: There is plenty of news emerging regarding the 7th Pay Commission over the past one week. While on one hand, the Central Government has come to a conclusion regarding the fitment factor, in India's largest state there [...]
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Nearly 50k deaths in 3 years after being hit by trains: Railway data
New Delhi, Oct 22: Nearly 50,000 people have lost their lives between 2015 and 2017 on railway tracks after being hit by trains, according to official data from the Indian Railways. A train mowed down at least 59 Dussehra revellers as [...]
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Congress fields Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla against CM Raman Singh in Chhattisgarh
New Delhi, Oct 22: The Congress has fielded former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla in the Rajnandgaon assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh against Chief Minister Raman Singh. [Congress releases another list of 6 candidates for 1st phase [...]
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SC to deliver verdict tomorrow on countrywide ban on firecrackers
New Delhi, Oct 22: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce verdict on Tuesday on a plea seeking a ban on manufacture and sale of firecrackers across the country to curb air pollution. A bench of Justices A K [...]
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Google Pixel 3 XL
  Google’s third generation of smartphones were leaked endlessly prior to their launch and while the world had come to know what it would look like and what kind of hardware it would pack, what wa... [...]
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Sabarimala row: BSNL transfers activist Rehana Fathima who tried to enter temple
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 22: BSNL on Monday has begun its disciplinary procedures against its employee Rehana Fathima, who created a stir by climbing the hill at Sabarimala for offering prayers at Ayyappa temple. [Sabarimala row: Activist Rahul Easwar granted bail] [...]
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Hyderabad: Now, all international flights to depart from new terminal
Hyderabad, Oct 22: Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International airport is shifting its international flights to a new interim International Departure Terminal from tomorrow. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) has announced that all international flights will operate from the new [...]
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Top BJP leaders pay homage to ND Tiwari; Congress accuses appropriating legacy
New Delhi, Oct 22: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to have tried giving the message to the people of Uttar Pradesh that the Congress does not have respect for its leaders other than the Nehru-Gandhi family in a state where [...]
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ICC committed to stopping corruption: General Manager Alex Marshall
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday clarified that it is committed to acting against corruption. [...]
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I've always enjoyed batting with Rohit Sharma: Virat Kohli
The duo combined to stitch a 246-run partnership which ensured an 8-wicket win in the 1st ODI against the West Indies at Guwahati. [...]
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Rohit Sharma overtakes Sachin Tendulkar, David Warner with six 150-plus scores in ODIs
The 31-year-old opener ensured a comprehensive finish for the hosts with an unbeaten 152 which marked his 20th ODI century.  [...]
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Who is Moin Qureshi, the man who has come to bite the CBI again
New Delhi, Oct 22: Meat exporter Moin Qureshi is back in focus after the Central Bureau of Investigation named its second in command, Rakesh Asthana as an accused in a bribery case. The case pertains to Sathish Sana, a [...]
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Rs 1.96 crore debt no bar: Luxury cars for Punjab mantris
Rs 1.96 crore debt no bar: Luxury cars for Punjab mantris [...]
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Lawyer fined Rs 25,000 for filing PIL to lower marriage age of men
Lawyer fined Rs 25,000 for filing PIL to lower marriage age of men [...]
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What lies behind Alok Verma vs Rakesh Asthana fight in CBI, explained in 10 points
What lies behind Alok Verma vs Rakesh Asthana fight in CBI, explained in 10 points [...]
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India eyes to capitalise on US-China trade war; sounds good in theory, says Russia media
New Delhi, Oct 22: One's loss is another's gain. At a time when the world's two biggest economies have found themselves in the middle of an ugly trade spat, India has sensed an opportunity to capitalise and make economic gains. {image-india-1540185964.jpg [...]
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Congress worker murdered in Mumbai
Mumbai, Oct 22: A Congress worker was allegedly killed by unidentified men in Mumbai's Ghatkopar on Sunday. The Congress worker has been identified as Manoj Dubey. Relative says, "He (Manoj Dubey ) shared a post on Facebook that Congress [...]
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Pentagon confirms US general shot in Afghanistan Taliban attack
Brig Gen Jeffrey Smiley wounded at Kandahar compoundTwo senior provincial officials assassinated The Pentagon has confirmed that a US general was shot and wounded in a Taliban attack that killed two Afghan leaders in Kandahar province this week. Related: Afghanistan postpones Kandahar elections after police chief killed Continue reading... [...]
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J&K: 2 Pak intruders shot dead, 3 soldiers killed on LoC
Srinagar, Oct 21: The Army on Sunday shot dead two intruders while three of its soldiers were killed in a gunfight in Sunderbani sector on the Line of Control (LoC). The security forces have recovered weapons from the intruders. A [...]
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FIR filed against Oomen Chandy, MP over sexual harassment complaint
Kochi, Oct 21: The Kerala police's crime branch on Sunday registered a case of sexual harassment against former chief minister Oommen Chandy and MP K C Venugopal on a complaint filed by Solar scam accused Saritha S Nair. Director General [...]
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Fuel price hike: Petrol pumps to remain shut in Delhi tomorrow
New Delhi, Oct 21:  In protest against Delhi government's refusal to reduce Value Added Tax (VAT) on diesel and petrol in the capital, 400 petrol pumps along with linked Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) dispensing units will remain shut tomorrow for 24 hours. [...]
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Now #MenToo movement to 'expose' harassment by women, fight false charges
Bengaluru, Oct 21: On the lines of #Metoo, a group​ of 15 people, including a former French diplomat acquitted in a sexual abuse case in 2017, has launched a #MenToo movement, asking men to come out and speak openly about the [...]
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Two GoAir planes suffer glitches, forced to return midway to Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 21: A Pratt & Whitney engine-powered A320Neo plane of budget carrier GoAir was Saturday forced to return to Delhi after departing for Male due to a "component" issue while another Delhi-bound flight came back to Goa airport due [...]
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