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IMD warns of thunderstorm tonight

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) today warned that a thunderstorm would hit the Delhi-NCR late tonight. A dust storm or thunderstorm accompanied with squall and wind with speed of over 80 kmph would hit the Delhi-National Capital Region, the IMD said in a statement. On May 17, gusty winds with a speed of up to 71 kmph coupled with light rain had swept across the national capital. An 18-year-old man was killed and 13 people were injured in the dust storm that hit...

Japanese director Kore-eda wins Palme d'Or for 'Shoplifters' at Cannes Film Festival

Sunday, 20 May 2018 | PTI | Cannes

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda took home the top prize -- the Palme d'Or for his film "Manbiki Kazoku" ("Shoplifters") at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Kore-eda is only the second Asian Palme d'Or winner this millennium (after Thailand's Apichatpong Weerasethakul for "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives", 2010). This...

Ronaldo and Bale score in Real draw as Zinedine son makes debut

Sunday, 20 May 2018 | AFP | Madrid

Real Madrid's final Champions League rehearsal was running perfectly until Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted and Villarreal scored twice to snatch a 2-2 draw. Gareth Bale and Ronaldo put Real in cruise control at the Estadio de la Ceramica yesterday but the Portugese, along with Luka Modric, was taken off shortly after...

Cuba plane crash: Black box recovered in 'good condition'

Sunday, 20 May 2018 | IANS | Havana

Cuban officials said they have found one of the two black boxes from a plane that crashed near Havana airport, killing more than 100 people, in "good condition". Transport Minister Adel Yzquierdo on Saturday said he hopes the second device will be recovered soon, BBC reported. He revised the official...

1.9 bn people watched royal wedding: report

Sunday, 20 May 2018 | PTI | London

An estimated 1.9 billion people tuned in to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's star-studded royal wedding at the iconic St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, according to a media report. Prince Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, exchanged vows at the Chapel yesterday in presence of 600 guests, including the Queen. "Meghan...

Wife of Malaysia's ex-leader slams 'public trial' of family

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | AP | Kuala Lumpur

The wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has slammed police raids on their properties, saying they appeared targeted at vilifying the family to provoke public anger. In her first statement since Najib's long-ruling coalition was ousted in May 9 elections, Rosmah Mansor said Saturday that authorities conducting a corruption...

Trump nominates Pacific commander as America's new envoy to S Korea

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | PTI | Washington

President Donald Trump has nominated US Pacific Command Commander Admiral Harry Harris as America's new Ambassador to South Korea ahead of his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un next month. North Korea has warned that it might not attend the much-talked about summit between Trump and Kim, due to...

Priyanka Chopra sports chic dress suit at royal wedding

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | IANS | London

Internationally acclaimed Indian actress Priyanka Chopra sported a chic dress suit at actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding at the St. George's Chapel on Saturday. The "Quantico" actress was seen wearing a Vivienne Westwood suit and fascinator. She was photographed walking into the ceremony alongside actress Abigail Spencer. Her...

China lands strategic bombers in SCS for 1st time; US sees red

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | PTI | Beijing

China has for the first time landed strategic bombers on an island in the disputed South China Sea, drawing sharp reaction from the US which said that the move will "raise tensions and destabilise the region". China's air force said that its fighter jets, including an H-6K bomber, had recently conducted...

Teen laid out Texas attack plans in journals, officials say

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | AP | Santa Fe

The Texas student charged in the shooting at Santa Fe High School described planning the attack in private journals, including a plan to kill himself, posted an image on Facebook of a "Born to Kill" shirt and used his father's shotgun and pistol in the rampage that left 10 dead...

Prince Harry set to marry Meghan Markle

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | PTI | Windsor

It's wedding day for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the iconic St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle today, months after the couple announced their engagement to the world. The 36-year-old bride will arrive with her mother, Doria Ragland, and then be walked down the aisle by Harry's father, Prince Charles,...


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Court proceedings end in a lighter vein

20 May 2018 | PNS

New Delhi: “Now, let us enjoy our holidays,” this is how the Supreme Court concluded the hearing on the Karnataka power row on Saturday. The courtroom burst into a bout of laughter as Justice AK Sikri, who headed the three-judge Bench, made the jovial remark ...

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Six hours traffic block, dozens of trains affected

20 May 2018 | Ashis Sinha | Bokaro

More than dozens of the trains were affected after a traffic block conducted by railway on Bokaro-Kotshila rail block on Saturday. The traffic block was conducted to eliminate two unmanned railway crossing between Bokaro and Kotshila and to construct limited height subway there, informed S K Srivastava DRM Adra Division...

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