more-inThe government on Monday strictly asked TV channels not to air advertisements selling and promoting condoms because these are “indecent especially for children” and can create “unhealthy practices” among them. Indecent, vulgar, suggestive, repulsive or offensive themes or treatment shall be avoided in all advertisements. It said such advertisements may be telecast between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. to avoid exposure of such material to children. In September, a condom advertisement featuring Sunny Leone drew protests from a Surat-based group. City-based group Hindu Yuva Vahini staged a protest at one of the locations where the hoarding was displayed.

December 12, 2017 03:37 UTC

5.34 pm ISTI urge my sisters and brothers of Gujarat to vote in record numbers on the 14th. I call upon the people of Gujarat to not only give the BJP an overwhelming majority but also ensure that BJP wins in every polling booth across the state.

December 12, 2017 03:37 UTC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at Banaskantha's Ambaji Temple- where he reached via a seaplane. HERE ARE THE LIVE UPDATES:3:55PM: Prime Minister returns from Dharoi Dam, waves at crowd waiting for him at the Sabarmati riverfront. 12:33PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his way to the Ambaji Temple in Banaskantha. 10:41AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Sabarmati riverfront. 8:50AM:#Visuals from #Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to travel from Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad to Dharoi Dam via sea plane, today.

December 12, 2017 03:31 UTC

“First and foremost... America must fix its lax immigration system, which allows far too many dangerous, inadequately vetted people to access our country. The terror suspect entered our country through extended-family chain migration, which is incompatible with national security,” Trump said. “Congress must end chain migration,” he said, listing a slew of measures to improve and secure the immigration system. I am determined to improve our immigration system to put our country and our people first,” Trump said. “And any chain migration would certainly be a part of that process,” she said.

December 12, 2017 03:11 UTC

Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones. | Photo Credit: APmore-inApple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple’s digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones. Technology news site Recode previously reported Apple is paying about $400 million for Shazam, citing three unidentified people familiar with the deal. “We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam,” Apple said. The Cupertino, California, company declined to say whether Shazam’s app will still be available after the deal closes.

December 12, 2017 03:08 UTC

3 India and China held first border talks post-Doklam standoff that ended in August. After India, China foreign ministers meet on the sidelines of RIC (Russia-India-China) meet in New Delhi, the two sides have decided to have the border talks in quick succession on 20-21 December. Special Representatives on border talks of India and China, NSA Ajit Doval and State Counselor Yang Jeichi, respectively, would meet in New Delhi. We condemn all forms of terrorism and all terrorists, terror entities and organizations listed by the UN Security Council." ALSO WATCH | India, China agree to disengage on Doklam ending two-and-a-half-month-long standoff

December 12, 2017 03:06 UTC

Earlier this year, the Major General-ranked officer had organised a ladies' meeting based on honeymoon theme where the wives of young officers studying in AIT were invited to take part. Sources said the officer had tried to make the ladies party look raunchy by placing beds in the middle of the hall with handcuffs placed on them. The young officers whose wives had attended the party had also expressed anguish over the party's theme to their top brass, the sources said. "The Army chief's instructions have been very clear that while dealing with cases of moral turpitude and corruption, no mercy should be shown towards personnel, and officers and jawans should be treated alike," the source said. The chief, sources said, has made it clear that corruption would not be tolerated.

December 12, 2017 02:42 UTC

"As professionals -- with the young kids watching and hearing all the news -- it's very important we are on our best behaviour," England's teetotal spinner Moeen Ali said. Making 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s at this level is not good enough. "Australia are likely to make a change with recalled all-rounder Mitchell Marsh in line to come into the side for struggling batsman Peter Handscomb. "Other people might be unlucky to miss out but Mitchell fills the role we need for this particular Test match," Australia coach Darren Lehmann said. "David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith (capt), Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Joe Root (capt), Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Craig Overton, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.Marais Erasmus (RSA), Chris Gaffaney (NZL)Aleem Dar (PAK)Richie Richardson (WIS)

December 12, 2017 02:37 UTC

"Shoulder's feeling really good, body's feeling really good, got through the last two Shield games bowling, ready to go if I get the chance," he said. "If I get an opportunity to play, I'll bowl as many overs as Smudger (captain Steve Smith ) needs me to bowl. "Rhythm-wise, the ball's coming out really well, pace-wise I think I'm up where I was 18 months ago. "It'd nice to be back playing for Australia and playing with Shaun again, it's always special," he said. "But we're playing an Ashes Test and we have an opportunity to win the series so all I'm focused on, if I get an opportunity, is doing my job for the team."

December 12, 2017 02:37 UTC

3 No human has been on the moon since Apollo 17 in December 1972. President Donald Trump wants to send man back to the moon - and on to Mars. The move, Trump said, "marks an important step in returning American astronauts to the moon for the first time since 1972 for long-time exploration." Bush and George W. Bush, have also proposed returning to the moon and missions to Mars, but budget constraints derailed their plans. "Today we pledge that he will not be the last, and I suspect we'll be finding other places to land in addition to the moon," Trump said.

December 12, 2017 02:29 UTC

At times it rules in favour of the government, especially when judges are close to retirement and angling for government posts. "There is growing concern media coverage might affect all aspects of a trial from judge to witnesses to police. There are concerns fairness of trial is an issue if there is a trial by media ahead of the trial. Concerns have been raised at the highest level of the impact of some of the media coverage of this case on the fairness of trial. "He argued there was intense media interest because "substantial funds had gone missing in a developing country" and the prospects of fair trial could be raised in the trial court in India.

December 12, 2017 02:27 UTC

For the smelters, fees represent actual income and the underlying copper price is not as relevant, while miners profit from the copper price net of the fees. India’s custom copper smelters, run by Hindalco Industries Ltd and Vedanta Ltd, will be keenly awaiting the final outcome. Fees are negotiated between the miners who supply copper concentrate, and the smelters who convert it to copper cathodes and further value-added products. For the smelters, fees represent actual income and the underlying copper price is not as relevant, while miners profit from the copper price net of the fees. A cut can put pressure on domestic copper smelters but they do benefit if they can increase volume or prices of by-products increase.

December 12, 2017 02:26 UTC

VARANASI: Eight people were arrested on Monday for allegedly harassing a group of French tourists and attacking locals accompanying them at Lakhaniadari in Mirzapur . When they were strolling around the fountain, eight men from Sarnath in Varanasi started harassing the French women. On getting the information, cops reached the spot, arrested the three and Riya and Nitin were taken to hospital. Tiwari said a man had recorded the attack on his cellphone and submitted the clip to police. Police caught the youth but later the German national was also arrested for travelling on fake documents.

December 12, 2017 02:15 UTC

Bank credit growth could be on account of a pickup in demand due to low interest rates, or it may be a clawing back of market share from non-banking financial companies. In the three months between 25 August and 24 November 2017, bank deposits went up Rs2.5 trillion, while bank credit rose by Rs2.7 trillion. As a result, their credit-deposit ratio went down. As on 24 November, while bank deposits increased 3.5% from a year ago, bank credit growth was up 9.6% year-on-year. The Reserve Bank of India may want banks to lower interest rates, but with deposit growth contracting and lending picking up, there’s no reason for them to lower their rates.

December 12, 2017 02:15 UTC

The bitcoin frenzy continued unabated, with bitcoin futures rallying 26% on Cboe Global Markets’s exchange and triggering two temporary trading halts in the process. At the rate at which bitcoin is zooming, a moot point is who would want to build a meaningful short position in the currency. For perspective, Cboe has demanded a 44% margin to trade bitcoin futures, given its extreme volatility. Based on the rally on the first day, the margin posted with a short futures position will be wiped out in two days. Bloomberg has listed a number of other ways to short bitcoin.

December 12, 2017 02:03 UTC