Archive News of July 18, 2019
Sindhu goes past Blichfeldt to enter Indonesia Open quarters

JAKARTA:  Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu advanced to the quarter-finals of the ongoing $1,250,000 Indonesia Open BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament after defeating Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt in her second round match on Thursday.

Samsung Galaxy A80 launched in India for Rs 47,990

GURUGRAM:  Samsung India on Thursday refreshed its Galaxy A series with Galaxy A80 with the world's first rotating triple camera, priced at Rs 47,990.

Real estate market in Amaravati has crashed: Naidu

AMARAVATI:  Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said that ever since YSR Congress Party came to power in the state, the system in state capital Amaravati has collapsed and real estate market has crashed.

Some parties delaying Ayodhya process: VHP

NEW DELHI:  The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), which has been in the forefront of the Ayodhya movement, feels that some parties to the dispute are indulging in delaying tactics and wants the Supreme Court to address this while speeding up the trial in the decades-old issue.

IT attaches property of Mayawati's brother, wife

NEW DELHI: The Income Tax Department said on Thursday it has attached a benami commercial plot in Noida worth Rs 400 crore belonging to BSP chief Mayawati's brother Anand Kumar and his wife ahead of by-elections in Uttar Pradesh.

On way home: Tuskers tranquilised, head for Pilibhit forest

RAMPUR: Two wild tuskers, stranded in a town in Uttar Pradesh's Rohilkhand region who had sent forest officials on a wild goose chase for the past almost three and a half weeks, have finally been tranquilized.

Over 4K set out for Amarnath, as Yatra breaks record

JAMMU:  Over 2.19 lakh pilgrims have so far performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra and another batch of 4,167 yatris on Thursday left Jammu to offer their prayers at the holy cave shrine in Kashmir.

NAB arrests ex-Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

LAHORE:  Pakistan's former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested by the country's anti-corruption watchdog on Thursday from the outskirts of Lahore.

B-Town celebs wish 'Desi girl' Priyanka on her birthday

MUMBAI:  Anil Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit Nene, and Yo Yo Honey Singh were among celebrities who wished actress Priyanka Chopra-Jonas on her 36th birthday on Thursday.

Capt Amarinder calls up DCs of flood prone districts of Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered Deputy Commissioners in districts affected by heavy rain to remain alert and prepared to deal with emergencies, and to make adequate arrangements for the security and safety of people, as well as their property and livestock.

Reviving past affair not for me: Urvashi Dholakia

NEW DELHI: Actress Urvashi Dholakia, who is all set to show her dancing skills along with her former boyfriend Anuj Sachdeva in the forthcoming season nine of "Nach Baliye", says she is not looking forward to giving a second chance to her relationship.

No trace of foreigners who escaped police custody

GREATER NOIDA: A week after 17 foreign nationals escaped from the custody of police in Gautam Budh Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh, there is no trace of them.

Surinder Mahajan appointed manager of Junior Indian badminton team

CHANDIGARH: National badminton coach Surinder Mahajan of Chandigarh has been appointed manager of the Indian junior team which will participate in the Junior Asian Badminton Championship to be in Suzhou, China, from July 20 to 28.

BCCI Secretary won't convene selection meeting: CoA

NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has decided that neither any officer bearer nor the CEO shall attend any Cricket Committee meetings henceforth. In fact, as of now, the Selection Committee had to keep the Secretary in the loop for any replacement sought or for posting of selectors to watch any game. The CoA has made it clear that the Selection Committee doesnt need to do so anymore.

Panchkula official centre for Pro Kabaddi League Season 7

PANCHKULA: With a aim to lifting the Pro Kabaddi League title for the first time in their history, Haryana Steelers on Wednesday announced Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, Panchkula as their official centre for the seventh season of the competition. The JSW Sports-owned franchise also named the experienced defender Dharmaraj Cheralathan as their Team Captain for the upcoming season.

US move to bar Ankara from F-35 programme unilateral: Turkey

ANKARA: The US decision to exclude Turkey from NATO's F-35 fighter jet programme is a "unilateral" step and might bring "irreparable damage" to bilateral relations, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

BSF seizes raw metal consignment smuggled from Bangladesh

KOLKATRA:  The Border Security Force (BSF) seized raw metal valued at Rs 88,500 illegally brought from Bangladesh from West Bengal's Nadia district, an official said on Thursday.

India's largest hydropower plant in Arunachal Pradesh approved

CHANDIGARH: The Cabinet Committee on economic affairs headed by Prime Minister has  approved the 2880 MW  largest ever Hydro Electric Projects to be constructed in India in Arunachal Pradesh  with the estimated l cost of  Rs. 28080 crore.

Top Karnataka Congress MLA withdraws resignation

BENGALURU: Senior Karnataka Congress legislator R. Ramalinga Reddy withdrew resignation from his Assembly seat (BTM Layout in Bengaluru South) and attended the ongoing Assembly session for a trust vote moved by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to prove majority, a party official said on Thursday.

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