Day: November 15, 2018

US orders restriction on e-cigarette sales; youth use surges

US orders restriction on e-cigarette sales; youth use surges

November 15, 2018 11:59 pm

Tampa (US): US regulators Thursday ordered sharp restrictions on sales of e-cigarettes, as national data showed a 78 percent single-year surge in vaping among young people, with two-thirds using fruit and candy-flavoured products. The proposed regulations announced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would allow flavored e-cigarettes products to be sold in stores only, not online, and would also […]

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Failing to buy tickets, hockey fans go on rampage at Kalinga Stadium

Failing to buy tickets, hockey fans go on rampage at Kalinga Stadium

November 15, 2018 11:49 pm

Bhubaneswar: Scores of hockey enthusiasts Thursday went on a rampage at the Kalinga Stadium here after they could not get tickets for the inaugural ceremony of the Men’s Hockey World Cup to be held on November 27, police said. The incident took place at the ticket counter at gate number 9 of the stadium where people were waiting in long queues […]

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India 4th highest emitter of CO2: Study

India can’t achieve 2-degree reduction in global warming by 2030: Report

November 15, 2018 11:44 pm

New Delhi: India will not be able to reduce global warming by 2 degrees Celsius by 2030 as envisaged in the landmark Paris Agreement due to gaps between the projections and the current policies of the government aimed at achieving it, according to a new report. The 2016 Paris Agreement’s aim is to strengthen the global response to climate change by restricting the rise […]

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Khashoggi murder: US hits 17 Saudis with sanctions

Khashoggi murder: US hits 17 Saudis with sanctions

November 15, 2018 11:33 pm

Washington: The United States on Thursday placed punishing economic sanctions on 17 Saudis allegedly involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, including top aides of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The sanctions were declared after Riyadh’s public prosecutor announced that five officials face a possible death sentence in the case but exculpated the prince. “The Saudi officials we are sanctioning were involved in […]

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Man arrested for taking loans on 'fake' bank accounts

Drug supplier arrested by Delhi Police

November 15, 2018 11:29 pm

New Delhi: A suspected drug supplier carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 has been arrested by the special cell of Delhi Police, a senior police official said Thursday. The arrested person, identified as Ashfaq Khan, has been evading arrest since February, he said. The special cell has busted several drug cartels this year and seized huge consignments of heroin. Earlier this […]

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Plea in Madras HC seeks effective law against domestic violence

Deceased NEET aspirant’s father moves Madras HC against her biopic

November 15, 2018 11:21 pm

Chennai: Father of a NEET aspirant, Anitha, who allegedly committed suicide after failing to clear the medical entrance exam, has moved the Madras High Court to restrain filmmaker Ajay alias Ajaykumar from making his daughter’s biopic. Anitha’s father, T Shanmugam, who is a daily wage worker, also sought Rs 25 lakh as compensation for the mental agony caused due […]

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Bengaluru airport launches fully automated self bag drop system

Bengaluru airport launches fully automated self bag drop system

November 15, 2018 11:04 pm

Bengaluru: City’s Kempegowda International Airport said on Thursday it has installed 16 fully-automated self-bag drop machines which are expected to significantly reduce check-in queues and pace up the baggage transaction time. The facility would initially be available to Air Asia India and SpiceJet passengers but going forward it would be expanded to more airlines, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) said in a […]

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Wedding pictures of Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh out after long wait

Wedding pictures of Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh out after long wait

November 15, 2018 10:47 pm

New Delhi: A public announcement, two weddings and a long tease later, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh released the first pictures as husband and wife on Thursday. The marriage, one of the most awaited events in Bollywood calendar, was an intensely private and synchronised affair at scenic Lake Como’s Villa del Balbianello in Italy. The […]

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No protests, demonstrations should be held at Sabarimala: Kerala High Court

Sabarimala all-party meet fails, Govt firm on implementing SC verdict

November 15, 2018 10:34 pm

Thiruvananthapuram: Consensus eluded a crucial all-party meeting called Thursday to resolve the stand-off over permitting women of menstrual age into the Sabarimala shrine with the Kerala government firm on implementing the Supreme Court order and the Opposition walking out in protest. After the nearly three-hour long meeting, dubbed as a ‘farce’ by the Opposition, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said his government was duty bound […]

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1984 anti-sikh riots: Prosecution demands death for two convicts

1984 anti-sikh riots: Prosecution demands death for two convicts

November 15, 2018 10:30 pm

New Delhi: The SIT on 1984 anti-Sikh riots Thursday sought death penalty for two persons convicted by a court here, saying that it was part of a “genocide” against members of a particular community and fell under the rarest of rare category of cases warranting the capital punishment. Additional Sessions Judge Ajay Pandey reserved for November 20 the order on […]

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