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Del Potro back training after knee injury (7 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
Buenos Aires, Dec 15 (IANS) Argentine tennis player Juan Martin del Potro has returned to training, just two months after suffering a fractured right knee cap at the Shanghai Masters.

New biomedically useful 'painless' adhesive can be detached with light (7 minutes ago)
Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) A novel painless adhesive that works even on wet surfaces can soon make the removal of band-aids a lot less painful, says an international team of researchers.

MNF back at helm in Mizoram after a decade (Second Lead) (17 minutes ago)
Aizawl, Dec 15 (IANS) Days after ending Congress' 10-year rule in Mizoram, Mizo National Front (MNF) chief Zoramthanga on Saturday took oath as the Chief Minister of the northeastern state for a third term.

Boca Juniors part ways with coach (23 minutes ago)
Buenos Aires, Dec 15 (IANS) Boca Juniors president Daniel Angelici said that the club will not renew the contract of coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto, putting an end to his three-year tenure with the Buenos Aires side.

Modi government behind 'factual bloomers' in SC Rafale verdict: Congress (27 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Blaming the Narendra Modi government for the "factual bloomers" in the Supreme Court judgment in the Rafale deal, the Congress on Saturday asserted that the apex court was neither the right forum to examine the corruption in the deal nor the verdict was a "clean chit" for the BJP-led Centre.

11 killed in J&K gunfight, clashes (Fourth Lead) (15:10)IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, Dec 15 (IANS) Eleven people were killed on Saturday in a gunfight and subsequent clashes in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, in one of the bloodiest days in the valley's recent history.

Neck, back pain? Seek physical therapy to avoid opioid abuse (14:56)
New York, Dec 15 (IANS) Are you suffering from neck, back and shoulder pain? If so, visiting a physical therapist early can reduce the consumption of opioids that can lead to their abuse as well as other health complications, suggests a study.

'Bharat' shooting to resume in 2019 (14:54)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) "Bharat" director Ali Abbas Zafar has wrapped up shooting in Punjab and Delhi, and says the team will start working on the next schedule in the new year.

Sri Lanka's disputed PM Rajapaksa resigns amid crisis (Lead) (14:54)IANS Photo Service
Colombo, Dec 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, seven weeks after he was appointed in a surprise move that sparked a political crisis in the island nation.

6 soldiers killed during anti-terror raid in Pakistan (14:46)
Islamabad, Dec 15 (IANS) At least six security personnel have been killed during an anti-terror operation in Pakistan's Balochistan province.

India's Sindhu defeats Thailand's Intanon, storms into final (14:46)IANS Photo Service
Guangzhou (China), Dec 15 (IANS) Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu defeated former world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in straight games in their women's singles semi-final at the 2018 BWF World Tour Finals here on Saturday.

Congress sabotaging India's security preparedness: Javadekar (14:46)IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) The Congress is trying to sabotage the country's security preparedness by raking up the Rafale deal issue, despite the Supreme Court ruling that there was no need for a probe, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said here on Saturday.

Vikas Khanna's directorial debut film to premiere in US (14:38)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Celebrity chef Vikas Khannas directorial debut feature film "The Last Color", starring Neena Gupta, will have its world premiere at the prestigious 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019.

Do we have a substitute to match Sreejesh? asks ex-India captain Somaya (IANS Interview) (14:38)
By Tridib Baparnash
Bhubaneswar, Dec 15 (IANS) India's premature exit from the ongoing men's hockey World Cup has raised a few questions, especially on the most experienced player in the current outfit, goalkeeper P.R.Sreejesh, who was held responsible for leaking the deciding goal in the 1-2 loss to the Netherlands in the pulsating quarter-final, a couple of days ago.

Google not to offer controversial face recognition technology (14:24)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) At a time when pressure is mounting on tech companies to utilise facial recognition technology with care to avoid its misuse, Google has said it will not offer the controversial technology for now.

Musk hints at Boring Company's first tunnel launch in US (14:24)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) Billionaire Elon Musk on Saturday tweeted a photograph with "The Boring Company" and "December 18" on it, indicating that his infrastructure and tunnel construction firm is set to launch its first tunnel under Los Angeles in the US.

Sri Lanka's disputed PM Rajapaksa resigns amid crisis (14:18)IANS Photo Service
Colombo, Dec 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, seven weeks after he was appointed in a surprise move that sparked a political crisis in the island nation.

Striking doctors may face ESMA: Manipur CM (14:18)IANS Photo Service
Imphal, Dec 15 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said here on Saturday that the government might deal with the striking doctors of the J.N. Institute Medical Science under the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA.

Nandita upset over 'Manto' not reaching Pakistan (14:16)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Indian actress-filmmaker Nandita Das says she is disappointed that her film "Manto" will not be releasing in Pakistan.

Zoramthanga‚Äôs loyalty to Mizo cause helped him return to power after a decade (Profile) (14:14)
By Sujit ChakrabortyIANS Photo Service
Aizawl, Dec 15 (IANS) Militant leader-turned-politician, Zoramthangas intense acumenship took his party, the Mizo National Front (MNF), to govern Mizoram, the country's second least populous state, for a third term. It also obliquely helped the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to accomplish its mission to make a "Congress-mukt (free) northeast".

Experimental HIV vaccine found effective in monkeys: Study (13:56)
New York, Dec 15 (IANS) Scientists have found that an experimental HIV vaccine strategy could be effective in non-human primates.

US man charged with hate crime for assaulting Indian-origin woman (13:56)
New York, Dec 15 (IANS) A 54-year-old man has been charged with hate crime for assaulting an Indian-origin woman on a subway and hurling homophobic slurs at her.

Tulsi Ramsay: Kindhearted director who gave shivers to filmgoers (Tribute) (13:56)
By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Tulsi Ramsay, the shiver-giver of the 1970s and 1980s, who together with his six brothers constituted a palladium of horror and supernatural thrills, is no more. Actor Anil Dhawan and singer-composer Bappi Lahiri recall the late director as an affable and hardworking man of integrity.

'Yes-man Das' dangerous as RBI Governor, warns Shiv Sena (13:48)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) In a no-holds-barred assault, the Shiv Sena here on Saturday termed the appointment of new Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das as "dangerous" with a potential to unleash 'financial terror' in the country.

MNF takes office in Mizoram after a decade (Lead) (13:46)IANS Photo Service
Aizawl, Dec 15 (IANS) The Mizo National Front (MNF) government led by Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Saturday assumed office in Mizoram, ending the Congress' 10-year rule in the state.

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