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DoT unveils strategic plan for synergy among seven PSUs
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Thursday announced a "strategic plan" to bring synergy among the seven public sector units (PSUs) under it -- BSNL, MTNL, BBNL, TVIL, ITI, C-DoT and TEC.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Shakhtar come from behind to beat Roma
Kharkiv (Ukraine), Feb 22 (IANS) Shakhtar Donetsk recovered from a deficit to defeat AS Roma 2-1 in the first leg of a UEFA Champions League knockout stage tie.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Ukraine,Sports,Football
Cauvery water dispute: CM urges all TN parties to unite
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami urged all parties to shed their differences and unite to secure the state's rights in the Cauvery river water dispute with neighbouring Karnataka.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Canadian mission rescinds invitation to Khalistan separatist for Trudeau reception
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Amid a raging controversy, the High Commission of Canada on Thursday said that it has rescinded an invitation extended to Khalistan separatist Jaspal Atwal for a reception in honour of visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Explosion at US embassy in Montenegro
Podgorica (Montenegro), Feb 22 (IANS) An unidentified attacker threw an explosive device at the US embassy in Montenegro's capital city Podgorica, before blowing himself up with another bomb, police said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Terrorism
ABVP members manhandled me: DU AISA head
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) All India Students Association (AISA) head at Delhi University on Thursday alleged that she was manhandled by several male students at Satyawati College during a programme on women's safety.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stalin asks Palaniswami to meet Modi over Cauvery issue
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) DMK leader M.K.Stalin on Thursday said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami along with leaders of various political parties should meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urge him to set up a Cauvery Management Board.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
70 years after Independence power reaches Elephanta Isle near Mumbai
Raigad (Maharashtra), Feb 22 (IANS) Seventy years after Independence, a 7.5-km long undersea cable has finally brought electricity to the world-famous Gharapuri Isle, which houses the UNESCO World Heritage site Elephanta Caves, about 10-km from Mumbai, a top official said here on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Amnesty accuses Trump of human rights violations
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Human rights group Amnesty International on Thursday accused US President Donald Trump of practicing "hateful" politics and said his policies mark "a new era of human rights regression" in the US and around the world.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Global smartphone sales down 4.6%, Samsung retains top spot
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) While global smartphone sales to end users were down 4.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017, Samsung retained its top spot with 18.2 per cent share, Gartner said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Party's policies to focus on people's welfare: Kamal
Madurai, Feb 22 (IANS) Makkal Needhi Maiam's (MNM) President Kamal Haasan on Thursday said his party's policies were all those that the rulers did not implement for people's welfare.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Margot Robbie found playing Tonya Harding liberating
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Actress Margot Robbie found playing Tonya Harding "liberating" because she had taken on some of her "unapologetic" traits.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Sports
Delhi government staff to observe 5-minutes silence as protest every day
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Delhi government employees will observe a five-minute silence outside their respective offices every working day till steps are taken to "ensure their safety and dignity", the IAS body said here on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US win women's ice hockey gold medal
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 22 (IANS) The US won a gold in the women's ice hockey final with a victory over Canada after a sudden death penalty shootout on Thursday at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics here.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
OTT platforms best to get revenues: Vikram Bhatt
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, who has ventured into the digital space with his over-the-top app -- VBontheweb, says such platforms are best to create a stable revenue system for quality content with good production values.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
Social media use may affect teenagers' real life relationships
Toronto, Feb 22 (IANS) Even as effects of social media use on mental well-being is hotly debated, a new study says that spending too much time online can create problems in real life relationships of teenagers and vice versa.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Disney executive accused of harassment
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Thomas Schumacher, the president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions and the chairman of the Broadway League, has been accused of harassment and using inappropriate language by the company's former employees.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ali Fazal denies going to Oscars 2018
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal has refuted reports claiming that he will be attending the forthcoming 90th Academy Awards ceremony with actress and girlfriend Richa Chadha. He said he won't be there in person, but will be "gunning" for his Oscar-nominated film "Victoria & Abdul".
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
'Tamil detainees should be released from Andhra jails'
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) PMK founder S.Ramadoss on Thursday condemned the Tamil Nadu government for not taking action to get around 2,700-3,000 Tamil persons out of jails in Andhra Pradesh.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Abish Mathew, Bhuvan Bam join YouTube FanFest line-up
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Comedians Bhuvan Bam, Aksh Baghla, Lalit Shokeen, Abish Mathew and Atul Khatri will be spreading laughter through their acts as part of the forthcoming YouTube Fanfest 2018.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Reliance Infrastructure bags Rs 3,647 crore contract for Uppur Thermal Power Project
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure Limited has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract of Rs 3,647 crore from Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) for balance of plant (BoP) package and allied civil works for a 2 x 800 MW supercritical coal-based Uppur Thermal Power Project in Ramanathapuram district of the state, a company statement said here on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tata Communications joins Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom for global IoT connectivity
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) In an effort to bring global connectivity to consumer electronics and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) devices, Tata Communications on Thursday joined hands with Taiwan's largest mobile network operator Chunghwa Telecom.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Kanika Kapoor attends Milan Fashion Week
Milan, Feb 22 (IANS) Singer Kanika Kapoor, who has sung hits like "Baby doll", "Chittiyaan kalaiyaan" and "Desi look", attended the Milan Fashion Week on the invitation of luxury fashion house Moschino.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Italy,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
PNB fraud favouring Nirav Modi started in 2008, arrested bank officials tell CBI
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The practice of illegally issuing Letters of Understanding (LoUs) and Foreign Letter of Credits (FLCs) and then rolling them over to favour Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi groups started in 2008 and continued till these were discovered in January this year, according to CBI officials.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cybercrimes cost businesses $600 bn globally: McAfee
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Cybercrimes have cost businesses close to $600 billion globally -- or 0.8 per cent of the global GDP -- which is up from $445 billion reported three years back, a report said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Heavy snowfall on Uttarakhand hills
Dehradun, Feb 22 (IANS) Heavy snowfall was reported on Thursday from the hilly tracts of Uttarakhand, including Hemkund Saheb, Badrinath and Kedarnath. This has lead to a dip in the mercury.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Canadian PM, politicians must not attend events glorifying militants'
Toronto, Feb 22 (IANS) Reacting to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's assurance to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to curb Sikh separatists in Canada, former Canadian Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh has said politicians in this country have failed to appreciate India's deep sensitivities about Khalistani activities.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Canada,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri': A remarkable tragi-dramedy (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"; Director: Martin McDonagh; Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges, Zeljko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Clarke Peters, Samara Weaving, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage, Sandy Martin, Amanda Warren, Brendan Sexton III, Kerry Condon, Kathryn Newton, Darrell Britt-Gibson; Rating: ***1/2
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Big B sings 'Badumba' for '102 Not Out'
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has lent his voice for a song titled "Badumba" for his upcoming film "102 Not Out".
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AAP minister detained for protest against Chief Secretary
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) AAP minister Rajendra Pal Gautam was detained here on Thursday as he was moving towards Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence along with some party workers to protest against the "casteist remarks" made by Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Brazil's Gremio win Recopa Sudamericana
Porto Alegre (Brazil), Feb 22 (IANS) Brazil's Gremio defeated Argentine side Independiente on penalties to win their second Recopa Sudamericana here on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Sao Tome And Principe,Sports,Football
'Modicare' scheme similar to one in state, says Rajasthan health minister
Jaipur, Feb 22 (IANS) The Modi health care scheme announced in the Union budget this year is quite similar to the one introduced in Rajasthan in December 2015, says Kali Charan Saraf, Rajasthan's Minister of Health.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Indian shuttlers fined for withdrawing from Uganda Badminton event
Kampala, Feb 22 (IANS) Indian players Harshit Aggarwal and Chaliha Orijit will be fined for their late withdraw from the 2018 Uganda International Badminton Open Championship.
2018-02-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Badminton
De Gea stars as Man U fend off strong Sevilla
Madrid, Feb 22 (IANS) Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was largely responsible for his side taking a 0-0 draw from the first leg of their Champions draw away to Sevilla despite being largely overrun by the Spanish side for the majority of the game.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Dua Lipa, Stormzy, white rose pins rule Brit Awards (Round-up)
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Artistes Dua Lipa and Stormzy shined at the 38th edition of Brit Awards, where most stars gave a shout-out to the victims of sexual harassment in solidarity with the Time's Up movement by sporting white rose pins.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
New Jabra Elite wireless earbuds in India
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Expanding its wireless series, Denmark-based Jabra, a subsidiary of GN Netcom that makes in-ear and on-ear audio wearables, on Thursday launched the "Elite 65t" true wireless earbuds in India for Rs 12,999.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Win over Leganes lifts Real Madrid up to third spot
Madrid, Feb 22 (IANS) Real Madrid moved into third place in the La Liga points table with a 3-1 win away to Leganes in a game which had been postponed in December as a result of their playing in the World Club Championship.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Midfielder Arthur close to Barcelona move
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 22 (IANS) A deal that would see highly rated Gremio midfielder Arthur move to Barcelona next January is "90 per cent complete", according to reports in the Brazilian media.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Bhardwaj postpones Irrfan, Deepika starrer over health issues
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj says he is pushing back his film, starring Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan, by a few months as both the actors are having health issues.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Shruti, Akshara wish father success for political journey
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's daughters Shruti and Akshara have wished him love and success in his new journey in politics.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Key Indian equity indices trade lower in afternoon session
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices are trading lower during the afternoon session on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
CBI questioning enters 4th day in Rotomac case
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday continued questioning Rotomac owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul in connection with the Rs 3,695 crore loan default case.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Opposition parties should field common candidates against NDA: Salman Khurshid (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Opposition parties should strive to field a common candidate against the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in each constituency in the next Lok Sabha polls and alliance talks among them should start early to allow workers to align themselves, according to senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PNB fraud: ED seizes luxury cars, more assets of Modi, Choksi
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday said it has seized nine high-end luxury cars belonging to Nirav Modi besides crores of assets in connection with its ongoing probe into the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parrikar arrives in Goa, might table budget
Panaji, Feb 22 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar arrived here on Thursday after he was discharged from Mumbai's Lilavati hospital where he was hospitalised since February 15 for a pancreas-related ailment.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Ariana Grande pulls out of Brit Awards
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande pulled out of 2018 Brit Awards at the last moment leaving organisers frantic.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Carbon monoxide can make some antibiotics more effective
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Carbon monoxide can improve the effectiveness of antibiotics that fight stomach infections, says a study that could open up novel ways to fight antibiotic resistance.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Now add friends in live chats on Facebook Messenger
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Facebook has rolled out a new feature in both iOS and Android apps that can allow users to add more friends and family members to a live audio and video chats in Messenger.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Kendrick Lamar, SZA sued over 'All the stars' video
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Musicians Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and Top Dawg Entertainment have been sued by British-Liberian artiste Lina Viktor for what she sees as clear plagiarism of her work in the video of the track "All the stars". The song is a part of the album for the blockbuster film "Black Panther".
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Hollywood
Businessman shot dead in Guwahati
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) A businessman was shot dead by unidentified assailants here, police said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dassault Systèmes extends global education initiative to India
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) With an aim to help transform education and research in India, 3D Experience major Dassault Systemes on Thursday extended its global initiative "La Fondation Dassault Systemes" to the country.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Education
Fire at Innovative Film City near Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS) A major fire broke out on Thursday at the Innovative Film City in Bidadi, about 40 km from here, which gutted the sets of reality show "Bigg Boss Kannada" and melted down a wax museum, police said.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on LoC
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) The Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Where's the money for Grenfell? Stormzy asks British PM
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Double Brit Award winner rapper Stormzy used his performance at the 2018 gala to take a swipe at British Prime Minister Theresa May over the Grenfell tragedy that left 71 dead and hundreds homeless last year.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Microsoft Surface Pro now available in India
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Microsoft on Thursday announced its Surface Pro notebook and accessories are available in India. Surface Pro features a high-resolution 12.3-inch "PixelSense" touch display that supports the new Surface Pen 4.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
The publisher as the writer of a novel for himself (Book Feature)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) When Ashok Chopra set off on a career in publishing, it was a totally different world -- but along the way, as he was climbing up the ladder and making a mark in the publishing space, the industry itself was undergoing massive transformation. More than four decades later, he is a publisher-par-excellence, revered and held in high esteem, but how does such a publisher fit into the shoes of a novelist?
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Indian smartphone vendors suffer as Chinese players gobble up share (Tech Trend)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Aiming to help domestic smartphone manufacturers recover lost ground, the government has taken several measures in the recent past, like easing norms for local manufacturing and hiking customs duty on mobile phones.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Keep using app, it will get better: Snapchat to critics
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Showing no intention of rolling back the design overhaul that attracted the ire of more than six lakh users, Snapchat has asked them to keep using the updated app till they get used to new features.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Amateur astronomer snaps exploding star's rare first light
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Images captured by an amateur astronomer in Argentina has helped scientists obtain their first view of the initial burst of light from the explosion of a massive star.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
NRA rejects raising minimum age to buy rifles
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The US' National Rifle Association (NRA) has rejected ideas to raise the minimum age for purchasing rifles, the media reported.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Stormzy, Dua Lipa shine at Brit awards
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Artistes Dua Lipa and Stormzy, took away two prizes each at the Brit awards, which were held here at the O2 Arena.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Didn't expect this response for 'Secret Superstar' in China: Kiran
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Riding high on the success of her film "Secret Superstar", producer Kiran Rao says that she never expected the amazing love and support for the film that it received in China.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Twitter crackdown on mass tweeting to fight bots
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) In yet another attempt to fight spam on its platform, Twitter has announced a new set of guidelines that will prohibit bots from posting mass tweets as well as prevent automated tweets.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
It's all about location, says Hong Kong as it woos Indian IT firms, airlines
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is actively wooing Indian investors -- especially software firms and airlines -- pitching itself as the gateway to the markets of mainland China, northeast and southeast Asia.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Misty Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) It was a misty morning here on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 14 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
White roses show 'Times Up' at Brit Awards
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Most artistes at the 2018 Brit Awards carried or pinned white roses in a show of solidarity with the "Time's Up" and "Me Too" movements, but singer Paloma Faith was upset that not many men adorned the flower.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Immigration/Law/Rights
N.Korea to send delegation for Winter Olympics closing ceremony
Seoul, Feb 22 (IANS) North Korea on Thursday said it would send a high-level delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics' closing ceremony, the Unification Ministry confirmed here.
2018-02-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Trump challenges Sessions to probe Obama on Russia
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has challenged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch a probe into his predecessor Barack Obama's administration for failing to do enough to stop the 2016 election foreign interference, the media reported.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Former engineer sues Google over discrimination
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) A former employee has sued Google for "discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination", alleging that the company fired him over writing pro-diversity internal posts.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
'Only Guterres can waive UNFPA staff's immunity in India case'
United Nations, Feb 22 (IANS) The immunity against prosecution for the UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) staff accused of harassment in India can only be lifted by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the allegations do not involve sexual abuse, his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric clarified on Wednesday.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Qualcomm, Microsoft offer 'always connected' PCs to consumers
Barcelona, Feb 22 (IANS) Global chip-maker Qualcomm Technologies and Microsoft have collaborated with leading retailers from across the world to offer new "always connected" Windows 10 PCs powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile PC Platform.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Spain,Technology
Soldier injured in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) A soldier was injured on Thursday in an ongoing gunfight between militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, police said.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Key Indian equity indices open in red
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened lower ahead of futures and options (F&O) expiry.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Democrat lawmakers slams Trump's stance toward Cuba
Havana, Feb 22 (IANS) Democrat lawmakers have slammed US President Donald Trump's stance towards Cuba saying that his administration's decision to reverse the thawing of relations with Havana was a mistake.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Cuba,Politics,Diplomacy
44 killed in Peru bus accident
Lima, Feb 22 (IANS) At least 44 people were killed and 24 others injured when a bus skidded off the road and plunged into a river in Peru's Arequipa region, authorities said.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Sweden,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maldives President turns down UN Secretary-General's mediation offer
United Nations, Feb 22 (IANS) Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has turned down UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' offer to mediate between him and the opposition in the ongoing political crisis, Guterres's Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Gunfight erupts in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) A gunfight erupted on Thursday between militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, police said.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Trump meets Florida school shooting survivors, suggests arming teachers
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump met survivors and families of the victims that were killed in the Florida school shooting and suggested that teachers and staff members should be provided with arms to avert such massacres, the media reported.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Teigen worried over Twitterati's grammar knowledge
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen is worried over the grammer knowledge of Twitter users.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ivanka Trump to attend Olympics Closing Ceremony with US delegation
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump, will lead the US delegation to attend the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea on Sunday, the White House has said.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
New York tops list of America's dirtiest cities
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) New York is the dirtiest city, with more pests and litter than any place else in the US, according to a review of government data by the cleaning-services company Busy Bee.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Trump's first economic report predicts stronger economy
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The US economic growth rate will increase to 3.1 per cent in 2018 and remain above 3 per cent through 2020, according to President Donald Trump's first official economic report to Congress.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Rio's state of emergency not political ploy: Temer
Brasilia, Feb 22 (IANS) Brazil President Michel Temer has denied through his spokesperson Alexandre Parola, that the federal state of emergency declared about public safety in Rio de Janeiro had any political motivations.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
'Britain needs to offer more clarity about Brexit plans'
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has urged the British government to act swiftly to "offer more clarity" about its plans for Brexit, saying that "the clock is ticking".
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
US stocks close lower after Fed minutes
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) US stocks closed lower as investors awaited the release of a meeting minute from the Federal Reserve.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
'Remixed songs are looked down upon'
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Singer Sunidhi Chauhan, music director Amit Trivedi and DJ Nucleya -- judges of the upcoming digital music show 'The Remix', said remixed songs are never given its due respect.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
US Fed officials show rising confidence on growth, inflation outlook
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) US Federal Reserve officials have become more confident about the growth and inflation outlook, paving the way for gradual interest rate hikes in the future.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Williams faces backlash after saying Beyonce 'needs autotune'
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) American TV host Wendy Williams has faced a backlash from fans for criticising singer-actress Beyonce Knowles and saying she needs autotune.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Venezuela's Maduro wants 'mega-election' amid opposition boycott
Caracas, Feb 22 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has proposed holding a "mega-election" after the opposition coalition said it would boycott a planned presidential poll in April.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
US dollar rises after Fed minutes
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) The US dollar increased against most major peers as investors were digesting the newly-released Federal Reserve minutes.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
'Joker' origin film to go floors in May
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Martin Scorsese's untitled "Joker" origin film is scheduled to start production in May.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russia to counter US competition in defence industry
Moscow, Feb 22 (IANS) Russia will hedge against the risks in the defence industry market caused by unfair competition of the US, the Kremlin has said.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
US stocks trade higher ahead of Fed minutes
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) US stocks traded higher as investors awaited the release of a meeting summary from the Federal Reserve.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Victoria Beckham finds it difficult to juggle tour with kids
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham says it is not possible to go on a tour like the much-talked about Spice Girls one and also take care of her four children at the same time.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Proteas beat India in 2nd T20I
Centurion, Feb 22 (IANS) South Africa rode on some powerful batting by Heinrich Klaasen and Jean-Paul Duminy to defeat India by six wickets in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) at the SuperSport Park here on Wednesday.
2018-02-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
30 killed in Peru bus accident
Lima, Feb 22 (IANS) At least 30 people have been killed and 17 others injured after a passenger bus overturned and plunged into a ravine in Peru's Arequipa region, officials said.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Sweden,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistani artists should be temporarily banned: Union Minister
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Wednesday called for a temporary ban on Pakistani artists for working in the Hindi film industry.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Cinema/Showbiz
DU to hold Flower Show
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Delhi University said that it will on Friday hold its 60th annual 'Flower Show' at the Mughal Garden in front of the Vice Chancellor's office.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Europeanism not at odds with national interests: Italian PM
Milan, Feb 22 (IANS/AKI) There is no contradiction between a belief in Europe and the protection of national interests, Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Brazil 'a strategic partner', says Italy
Sao Paulo, Feb 21 (IANS/AKI) Italian Foreign minister Angelino Alfano on Wednesday called Brazil "a strategic partner" for his country, saying he sought strong bilateral ties "on all the complex global issues".
2018-02-22
Category: International, Brazil,Diplomacy
55 lakh GST returns filed in January: Official
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The New Year saw as many as 55 lakh Goods and Services (GST) returns being filed for the month of January so far in line with a rising curve of assessees under the country's new indirect tax regime, GST Network (GSTN) Chairman Ajay Bhushan Pandey said on Wednesday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Karnataka legislator's son sent to jail in assault case
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday sent Mohammad Nalapad, 24, son of ruling Congress legislator N.A. Haris, to 14 days judicial custody for allegedly assaulting a youth brutally at a cafe here last week, police said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi hold Goa in ISL tie
Panjim (Goa), Feb 21 (IANS) FC Goa were held to a 1-1 draw by Delhi Dynamos FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football,ISL
Sushma to meet Canadian counterpart ahead of Modi-Trudeau talks
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will hold a strategic-level dialogue with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday ahead of Friday's bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
No 'fiscal and social dumping' in EU, says Italiam PM
Milan, Feb 21 (IANS/AKI) Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni on Wednesday slammed US-owned electrical appliances manufacture Embraco's plan to switch production to Slovakia and fire almost 500 workers at its plant in northwest Italy.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Allahabad Bank has outstanding exposure of Rs 516.79 cr in Rotomac group
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) State-run Allahabad Bank on Wednesday said it has an exposure of Rs 516.79 crore to debt-laden Rotomac group as on January end and the lender has the required provision for the same as per RBI norms.
2018-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Two French soldiers killed in Mali
Paris, Feb 21 (IANS) Two French soldiers were killed on Wednesday morning during an operation in Mali, French President Emmanuel Macron's office announced.
2018-02-21
Category: International, France,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Only Congress can challenge BJP, will have 'acche din', says Pawar
Pune, Feb 21 (IANS) Only the Congress has the ability to challenge the country's ruling BJP presently, and its 'acche din' will come, predicted Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Government backstabbing honest tax payers by lowering EPF interest rate: Congress
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Slamming the Narendra Modi government for lowering the interest rate on provident fund deposits, the Congress on Wednesday said it was "backstabbing" honest tax payers by the measure.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2 killed, 11 injured in Myanmar blast
Yangon, Feb 21 (IANS) Two women were killed and 11 others injured in a bomb blast in Myanmar's Shan state on Wednesday, an official statement said.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 100 school girls still missing after Boko Haram attack: Nigerian police
Lagos, Feb 21 (IANS) As many as 111 girl students were still unaccounted for following Monday's attack by Boko Haram insurgents on a government school in Nigeria's restive northeast Yobe state, police said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Portugal,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Education
Students from Manipur meet Army Chief
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A group of students from Manipur on Wednesday met and interacted with Army chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Daspur extortion case: Bengal CID seizes Rs 2 cr in fresh raids
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) West Bengal CID on Wednesday raided a south Kolkata flat owned by an acquaintance of former West Midnapore district police chief Bharati Ghosh's husband in relation to an extortion case and seized cash amounting to Rs 2 crore, a senior CID official said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hinduism a cultural concept of India: Naidu
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said Hinduism is not a religion but a cultural concept of India.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Environment/Wildlife
2nd T20I: Pandey, Dhoni take India to big total
Centurion, Feb 21 (IANS) India rode on some power packed batting to post 188/4 in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) against South Africa at the SuperSport Park here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
India test-fires Prithvi II off Odisha coast
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) India on Wednesday successfully test-fired nuclear-capable medium range surface to surface missile Prithvi-II off the Odisha coast, defence sources said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security
Gujarat court rejects Hardik's discharge petition in sedition case
Ahmedabad, Feb 21 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday rejected a petition by Patidar reservation leader Hardik Patel to discharge him in a sedition case filed by Gujarat Government.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi to get first government innovation centre
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) An innovation centre will be set up in the city soon order to promote entrepreneurial potential in the youth, the Delhi government said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CS assault: Police denied AAP MLAs' custody, sent to jail (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday sent two Aam Aadmi Party MLAs -- Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal -- who were arrested on charges of assaulting Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash -- in judicial custody till Thursday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC allows withdrawal of four remaining CRPF companies from Bengal hills
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Centre to withdraw next month four CRPF companies deployed in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts of West Bengal that witnessed an agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Telangana plans to use Google X technology for connectivity
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) The Telangana government is keen to use Free Space Optical Communications (FSOC) technology of Google X to provide internet access to people in parts of the state, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
New Goa policy may shift casinos to 'entertainment zone'
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) The Goa government is drafting a policy, which may eventually lead to relocation of Goa's casinos to an entertainment zone near an upcoming airport project, Public Works Development Sudin Dhavalikar told the Goa Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
3 Libyan soldiers killed in suicide attack
Tripoli, Feb 21 (IANS) Three soldiers of Libya's eastern-based army were killed on Wednesday in a suicide attack on a military checkpoint in the city of Jufra, according to military and medical sources.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Terrorism,Defence/Security
OMC to provide bauxite to Vedanta in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) The Odisha Cabinet on Wednesday amended a long-term linkage policy to facilitate Vedanta company to source bauxite from the Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) to run a refinery and smelter plants in the state.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Maldives President mum on political crisis in parliamentary address
Male, Feb 21 (IANS) Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Wednesday addressed the Parliament but made no mention of the recent political turmoil affecting the country.
2018-02-21
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Guterres, Ban Ki-moon ask Security Council to focus on preventing conflicts
United Nations, Feb 21 (IANS) Warning of the changing threat situations around the world, US Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his predecessor, Ban Ki-moon, making an unprecedented joint appearance before the Security Council, called on it to focus on prevention of conflicts, staving them off before they arise.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Domestic exchanges reassure stakeholders of orderly transition
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Clarifying on an earlier announcement of halting operations of Indian indices on international bourses, three domestic exchanges -- BSE, NSE and MSEI -- on Wednesday reassured that they will work with all stakeholders to facilitate an orderly transition that is not disruptive.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi Chief Secretary absent from House meeting, may face action
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, who was allegedly beaten up by two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs, may face action for not turning up for a Delhi Assembly committee meeting here on Wednesday evening.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Russia slams UK's 'groundless' cyber attack accusations
Moscow, Feb 21 (IANS) London's allegations of Moscow being behind the cyber attack against Ukraine in June 2017 are far-fetched and "information warfare" against Russia, said Russia's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Bureaucrat assault case: Dalit, Muslim MLAs targeted, says AAP
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Calling the alleged assault on a Delhi bureaucrat a "conspiracy", the ruling AAP on Wednesday said that its two MLAs -- Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan -- were arrested in the case without any inquiry because they belonged to the Dalit and Muslim community respectively.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FDI in India only up 0.27% in Apr-Dec 2017
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India increased by a marginal 0.27 per cent to $35.94 billion during the April-December period of the current fiscal, according to data released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kamal Haasan launches party (Roundup)
Madurai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday launched his political party "Makkal Needhi Maiam" (People Justice Centre), which will seek to provide corruptionless governance, stop playing games on the basis of religion and castes and adopt a centrist approach without swaying left or right too much.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Only Congress can challenge BJP, says Sharad Pawat
Pune, Feb 21 (IANS) Only the Congress has the ability to challenge the country's ruling BJP presently, and its 'acche din' will come, predicted Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
EC, UEFA to promote shared values for Euro 2020
Brussels, Feb 21 (IANS) The European Commission and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) on Wednesday signed a new agreement ahead of the 2020 European Championship to promote values such as the integrity of sport, good governance, respect for human rights and gender equality.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Football
Gujarat court discharges ex-DGP Pandey in Ishrat Jahan case
Ahmedabad, Feb 21 (IANS) A special CBI court here on Wednesday discharged former Gujarat DGP incharge P.P. Pandey, a key accused in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan shootout case.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gaza municipality declares state of emergency
Gaza, Feb 21 (IANS) The Gaza municipality on Wednesday declared a state of emergency, citing reduced services caused by resource shortages and foreign aid cuts.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics,Business/Economy
India vs S. Africa women's 4th T20I called off
Centurion, Feb 21 (IANS) The fourth women's Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket match between South Africa and India was called off after 15.3 overs were played due to rain here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Criminals nabbed soon after committing robbery
Ghaziabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Moving swiftly, Ghaziabad police on Wednesday arrested two criminals soon after they robbed a man of his motorcycle and other belongings in the city.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha cabinet approves Rs 912.38 cr piped water projects
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) The Odisha Cabinet on Wednesday approved piped water projects worth Rs 912.38 crore to be implemented in mining-affected areas and other districts.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Expect more export of protein meal to India: US official
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The US expects more export of protein meal such as soybean and DDG obtained from corn to India besides reduction in agricultural tariff, a senior US official said here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Reforms undertaken in India in right direction: Donald Trump Jr
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday said regulatory reforms in India's real estate sector during the last four-five years are in the "right direction" and these are "important" for foreign players looking to invest in this space in the country.
2018-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ball deflects off bowler Ellis' head for six
Auckland, Feb 21 (IANS) In a bizarre incident in cricket, Canterbury pace bowler Andrew Ellis saw one of his deliveries being hit on his head before going over the boundary for a six in New Zealand's Ford Trophy Grand semi-final here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Electrify every Arunachal village by May 1: Union Minister
Itanagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy Raj Kumar Singh on Wednesday directed officials to expedite the work to electrify every village in Arunachal Pradesh by May 1.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
DSport to broadcast Pakistan cricket extravaganza in India
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) DSport will telecast the latest edition of the Pakistan Super League that begins from Thursday and will be played in Dubai.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports
2nd T20I: Proteas win toss, elect to field
Centurion, Feb 21 (IANS) South Africa won the toss and opted to field in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) against India here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Kejriwal urges Tamil Nadu voters to replicate 'Delhi example'
Madurai, Feb 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday urged the people of Tamil Nadu to replicate the "Delhi example" by giving votes to the newly-launched party by actor Kamal Haasan to route "corrupt" AIADMK and DMK.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Mercury on rise in Delhi, Wednesday becomes warmest in February
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) With mercury reaching 31.7 degree Celsius, seven notches above the season's average, making Wednesday the warmest February day for Delhi, the IMD said temperatures would further rise over next two days.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Winter Olympics: S. Korea take team silver in men's speed skating
Gangneung (South Korea), Feb 21 (IANS) South Korea won a silver in the PyeongChang Winter Games men's team pursuit speed skating on Wednesday, finishing runner-up in the second consecutive Olympics.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Bengal observes International Mother Language Day
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Processions, lighting of torches, cultural programmes marked Language Martyrs' Day (now celebrated as International Mother Language Day), as West Bengal paid homage to those who laid down their lives for the cause of the Bengali language in Dhaka (of then East Pakistan) in 1952.
2018-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Assam amends law to tackle public drinking
Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) Here is a piece of bad news for tipplers in Assam: Public consumption of alcohol and creation of nuisance in an inebriated condition may land a Bacchus worshipper in jail for six months along with a fine of up to Rs 50,000.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Suspicious vehicle spotted near White House
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Roads near the White House were closed for traffic and a building next to it evacuated on Wednesday after a suspicious vehicle was spotted nearby. The roads were reopened after the Secret Service cleared the vehicle.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
0.1% rate cut in provident fund deposits announced (Lead, correcting headline)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) In a blow to government employees, the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Wednesday decided to lower the interest rate on provident fund deposits to 8.55 per cent from the existing 8.65 per cent.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Santosh Trophy: Bengal meet Manipur in opener
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Defending champions West Bengal will take on Manipur on the opening day as the 72nd edition of the National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy kicks-off here on Thursday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Parrikar stable, condition improving: Goa BJP
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, admitted in a Mumbai hospital since February 15 for a pancreas-related ailment, is "positively responding" to treatment and his condition is stable, South Goa BJP MP Narendra Savoikar said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Nirav Modi aide Vipul was aware of fraud LoUs: CBI
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Vipul Ambani, an arrested aide of fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi, knew about the fraudulent and illegal Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) issued by the Punjab National Bank in the Rs 11,300 crore fraud, CBI officials said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
China upgrades combat air capability in Tibet to counter 'India threat'
Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) In wake of the Chinese military releasing pictures of its fighter jets flying over Tibet, a military specialist on Tuesday said China was upgrading its Western Theatre Command so as to confront "any threat from India".
2018-02-21
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security
Winter Olympics: Norway claims two golds to top medals table
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 21 (IANS) Norway claimed two more golds on Wednesday to lead the medals table at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Pinarayi Vijayan greets Kamal
Madurai, Feb 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday extended his greetings and wishes to actor Kamal Haasan, who launched his political party, and hoped his party would uphold the ideals of secularism, democracy and pluralism.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Japan wins gold in women's team pursuit, sets new Olympic record
PyeongChang, Feb 21 (IANS) The Japan's women's pursuit speed skating team on Wednesday clinched the gold by beating the Netherlands with a new Olympic record at the Winter Games here.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Actress Sripriya adds star power to Kamal's Makkal Neethi Maiam
Madurai, Feb 21 (IANS) The Makkal Neethi Maiam (People's Justice Centre) floated by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan here on Wednesday has one more popular movie star apart from its top leader.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Morocco busts IS-linked terror cell
Rabat, Feb 21 (IANS/MAP) Morocco busted a terror cell with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) group on Wednesday, the interior ministry said.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Terrorism
1% rate cut in provident fund deposits announced
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) In a blow to government employees, the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Wednesday decided to lower the interest rate on provident fund deposits to 8.55 per cent from the existing 8.65 per cent.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Inflationary risks from oil, HRA, fiscal slippage: RBI
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) In holding its repo rate unchanged for the third time in succession, the RBI's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) was guided by concerns about upside risks to inflation posed by crude oil prices, house rent allowances (HRA) and the budgetary fiscal slippage, as per the minutes of the MPC meeting released on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
CBI arrests PNB GM, seals Nirav Modi's Alibaug farmhouse (Roundup)
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday said it has arrested a General Manager-rank officer of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) in connection with the Rs 11,300 crore fraud and sealed diamond merchant Nirav Modi's Alibaug farmhouse in Maharashtra.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BS-VI grade fuel to be available from April 1, SC told
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it has advanced by two years the availability of the BS-VI grade fuel and it will be available in the national capital from April 1.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi woman weighing 200 kg loses 30 kg after surgery
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A 52-year-old woman weighing 200 kg, who underwent a six-hour lifesaving bariatric surgery at a hospital here has lost 30 kg and is currently recuperating well, the hospital said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Bjoergen becomes most successful winter Olympian with 14 medals
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 21 (IANS) Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjoergen on Wednesday sealed her place among the greatest ever winter Olympians after winning the bronze medal in the women's team sprint final at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games here.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Medical reports show injury on Delhi Chief Secretary, AAP minister's aide
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A day after allegations of assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and a Delhi minister's aide in two separate incidents, medical examination reports on Wednesday revealed injuries on both persons.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Telangana signs technology partnership pact with Taoyuan
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) The Telangana government on Wednesday signed a technology partnership agreement with Taoyuan City, Taiwan.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
We have people's support, says Rahul after massive road show in Shillong
Shillong, Feb 21 (IANS) Thousand of people from all walks of life came out on the streets of the Meghalaya capital as Congress President Rahul Gandhi held a massive road show ahead of the February 27 assembly elections.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Famed US evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Famed evangelical Christian pastor Billy Graham, a charismatic figure for decades in the US and counsellor to Presidents, died on Wednesday at the age of 99.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion
Ex-England keeper James visits The National Inclusion Cup
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Former England footballer David James gave a pleasant surprise to the young participants of The National Inclusion Cup by showing up at the tournament to encourage and motivate the youth.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Rajasthan's Reene in semis of two categories at tennis meet
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Rajasthan's Reene Singh made it to the semi-finals of two sections in the Sunfeast AITA Super Series Junior Tennis Tournament here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
World's largest brain tumour removed in Mumbai hospital
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) In a rare and complicated surgery, doctors at a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) hospital have successfully extricated a brain tumour from a 31-year-old blind man from Uttar Pradesh.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
PNB scam accused sent to police custody till March 5
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) A special CBI court on Wednesday sent to police custody, till March 5, five senior executives of the Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi Group of Companies, including Vipul Ambani, who were arrested on Tuesday in conection with the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank fraud.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NAL to get transport aircraft Saras certified for military use
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) State-run National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) will get its transport aircraft Saras-Mark 2 certified initially for military operations and civil use subsequently, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Defence/Security
Pakistan SC disqualifies Nawaz Sharif as PML-N chief
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as the president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying that all the decisions made by him as the party chief stand "null and void".
2018-02-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kamal launches 'Makkal Neethi Maiam' party
Madurai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally launched his political party called Makkal Neethi Maiam (People's Justice Centre).
2018-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
ISL: Mumbai aim to keep semi-final hopes alive (Preview)
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Mumbai City FC will aim to keep alive their slim chances of entering the semi-finals when they take on NorthEast United FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) tie here on Thursday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
2016 Aadhaar law can't cure right to privacy invasion since 2009: SC told
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court was on Wednesday told that the invasion of citizens' right to privacy -- by collecting their biometric data under Aadhaar scheme through an executive order since 2009 -- can't be saved and validated by a 2016 law.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
COAI likely to take TRAI to court on 'predatory pricing' order
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Taking its grievances against the telecom watchdog's recent order on telecom tariff amendment a step further, the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) on Wednesday said it may take legal action and a decision on this should be taken by next week.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Pakistan gets 3-month reprieve from terror financing watchlist: Asif
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan has won a last-minute reprieve at the Financial Action Task Forces meeting in Paris after member states failed to reach a consensus on a US-led motion to place Pakistan on a watchlist of countries that finance terrorism, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Mizoram to get first regional agricultural centre with Israeli collaboration
Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) A regional centre for agriculture set up with Israeli collaboration will be inaugurated in Mizoram -- the first of its kind in the northeast region -- on March 7.
2018-02-21
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congenital heart disease may up risk of early dementia
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) People born with heart disease may be at a higher risk of early onset of dementia, finds a study involving over 10,000 participants.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Gursimar, Sonam lead at women's golf meet
Greater Noida, Feb 21 (IANS) Gursimar Badwal and Sonam Chugh shared the opening rounds lead with two-under 70 each in the fifth leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Rhea Sharma looks up to Rekha (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Rhea Sharma says she looks up to veteran cine icon Rekha as a "strong role model".
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tiger Shroff's action hero dreams
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff, who has starred in action films like "Heropanti" and "Baaghi", says it was his dream to be an action hero.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pakistan SC disqualifies Sharif as PML-N chief
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as the president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying that all the decisions made by him as the party chief stand "null and void".
2018-02-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
CEC seeks report on shoe hurling at Naveen Patnaik
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on Wednesday sought a report from the Odisha State Election Commissioner (SEC) on the incident of shoe hurling at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during a by-election campaign in Bargarh district on Tuesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Assault on Delhi CS: Two AAP MLAs sent in judicial custody till Thursday (Third Lead)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday sent two Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, who allegedly assaulted Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, in judicial custody till Thursday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India to spend more on AI-based tools to secure cyberspace: Cisco
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) As the scope for cyber breaches continues to expand with the increase in encrypted web traffic volume and supply chain attacks, security professionals in India will spend more on tools that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to fight malware attacks, said a Cisco report on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
Idea Cellular to raise Rs 3,500 cr via QIP
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Idea Cellular on Wednesday said its capital raising committee has approved an issue price of Rs 82.50 per equity share for sale of shares through a qualified institutional placement (QIP) to raise Rs 3,500 crore.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Delhi Chief Secretary assault: Haryana bureaucrats wear black badges
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) To protest against the assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash allegedly by two legislators of Delhi's ruling AAP, top bureaucrats in Haryana on Wednesday wore black badges to a meeting with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Austria's Thiem advances at Rio Open
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 21 (IANS) Austria's defending champion Dominic Thiem progressed to the next round of the Rio Open tennis tournament by defeating Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-2, 7-5 here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Tennis
Rahul visits SOS children's village in Guwahati
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who was on an election campaign in Meghalaya on Wednesday, visited an SOS childrens village in Guwahati and sought support for them.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Wipro Consumer Care to have manufacturing unit in Telangana
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Wipro Consumer Care products division has decided to set up a manufacturing unit in Telangana with an investment of Rs 220 crore. The unit will manufacture toilet soaps and other personal care products.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Politics
Trudeau offers prayers at Golden Temple; says no support for separatists (Roundup)
Amritsar, Feb 21 (IANS) Underlining the significance of the large and influential Sikh and Punjabi community settled in his country, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, accompanied by his wife and children, offered prayers at the Golden Temple on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
New shark species discovered in Atlantic Ocean
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) A team of scientists has identified a new shark species residing in the Atlantic Ocean.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Music has no boundaries: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who is facing a backlash for singing the song titled "Ishtehar" -- a soulful rendition -- for Indian film production "Welcome To New York", says music has no boundaries.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Portman regrets signing Roman Polanski petition
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman says she regrets signing a Hollywood petition demanding the release of French-Polish film director Roman Polanski from Swiss custody.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'S Durga' cleared by CBFC Revising Committee
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan is happy that his controversial Malayalam film "S Durga" has been passed by the CBFC Revising Committee. He is looking for a pan-India release in March or April.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Southern Cinema
Khaled Hosseini pens 'intensely moving' refugee story
London, Feb 21 (IANS) The author of "The Kite Runner", "A Thousand Splendid Suns", and "And the Mountains Echoed" is all set to return with a new book later this year. Billed as a "lyrical and intensely moving story" around the refugee crisis, Khaled Hosseini's next is titled "Sea Prayer".
2018-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books,Immigration/Law/Rights,Features
Not afraid to fail, asserts Deepika Padukone
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone said she was not afraid to fail and not afraid to talk about the way she feels.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Industry lauds Yogi for UP turnaround, commit to Rs 4.35 lakh cr investments (Roundup)
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Industry captains heaped wholesome praise on the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for bringing a turn around in the state's environment within a year as they committed to investments of over Rs 4.35 lakh crore over the next three years on the first day of the Investors Summit here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Low-fat diet as effective as low-carb for losing weight
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Confused whether to follow a low-fat diet or a low-carb diet to shed weight? Reducing either carbohydrates or fats from the diet shaves off excess weight in about the same proportion, claims a new study.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
No coordination with Trump Jr. on India speech: US State Department
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) The US State Department has distanced itself from Donald Trump Jr.'s trip to India, saying there has been no coordination between the agency and the President's eldest son regarding a speech that the latter is scheduled to deliver in India later this week.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Bosses blamed more for their actions: Study
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Bosses, take note. You may receive considerably more blame for the negative consequences of your actions than an employee, according to a new study.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion
Equities snap 3-day losses, bargain hunting lifts sentiments (Roundup)
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Bargain hunting by investors lifted the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday -- a day ahead of futures and options (F&O) expiry, snapping a three-day losing streak.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Assault on Delhi Chief Secretary: L-G submits report to Home Ministry
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday submitted a report to the Home Ministry on the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP MLAs.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress suggests, Trinamool rejects JPC probe into PNB scam
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Fissures surfaced in the opposition ranks, with Trinamool Congress on Wednesday rejecting the idea of a probe into Rs 11,300-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam by a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) as mooted by the Congress and the CPI-M.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3rd GAIL India Speedstar to culminate on Thursday
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The third season of GAIL India Speedstar, a nationwide grassroots athletics programme, is set to culminate on Thursday at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex here.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Kedarnath' schedule 2 underway: Abhishek Kapoor
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Director Abhishek Kapoor, who had a falling out with the producers of "Kedarnath", has started the second schedule of the film's shooting.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Goa will fight mining ban in court of law, says Minister
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) The Goa government may file a review petition against the cancellation of 88 mining leases by the Supreme Court earlier this month, Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar hinted on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
PACL's duped investors to protest at SEBI HQ on February 26
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) In a first, thousands of investors from across India who were duped by PACL Ltd of crores of rupees will take out a protest march to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) headquarters here on February 26 to demand their money back.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Lenovo India tops tablet business, sustains leadership
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) With 30.8 per cent market share in the Android tablet business, consumer electronics major Lenovo India has sustained the top spot for the third consecutive quarter that ended on December 31, 2017.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Terror threat far from over, says Italian PM
Rome, Feb 21 (IANS/AKI) The threat posed by terrorism is "far from over", Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has warned, saying that "unprecedented" resources have been earmarked for security.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Norway take gold medal in men's cross-country team sprint
PyeongChang, Feb 21 (IANS) Norway won the gold medal in the men's Team Sprint cross-country skiing final at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Wednesday .
2018-02-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Australia beat Kiwis in Tri-Series final
Auckland (New Zealand), Feb 21 (IANS) Australia defeated New Zealand by 19 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method in the final of the Tri-Series Twenty20 cricket tournament at the Eden Park here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Gitanjali Gems plunges over 56% in six days
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Within a week of surfacing of $1.8 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB)fraud, Gitanjali Gems' stock has nosedived over 56 per cent.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ED searches 17 locations in PNB fraud case
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday carried out searches at 17 locations in Mumbai in connection with its ongoing probe into the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case, officials said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Lack of states' cooperation affecting crop insurance scheme: Minister
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Implementation of the NDA government's ambitious crop insurance scheme -- the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) -- is facing difficulties due to lack of cooperation from the states, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HTC launches 'Vive Business Edition' VR system in India
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) With the aim to drive business use of Virtual Reality (VR), Taiwanese electronics giant HTC on Wednesday launched the "Vive Business Edition" headset for Rs 1,26,990 in India.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Golfers Bhav Karan, Joginder qualify for National finals
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) Bhav Karan Singh and Joginder Randhawa qualified for the National finals of the Mercedes Trophy golf meet here, it was announced on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Golf
Bengaluru kids more exposed to toxic air: Report
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) If you are travelling in an open vehicle during peak traffic hours daily in Bengaluru, you are likely to be exposed to severe toxic air. And school-goers are among the worst affected, a report warned on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Web series to showcase stories of immigrants in US
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) The US-based-Indian filmmaker Swati Ali is set to launch a web series based on stories of immigrants from India and other parts of the world to the US.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Diaspora
Goa Police asked to re-look at prostitution case involving actress
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) The Goa Police, which is in process of closing a 2015 prostitution case involving a Bollywood actress, has been asked to take a re-look at it, the state assembly was told on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
India deeply dismayed by Maldives emergency extension
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India on Wednesday expressed deep dismay at the Maldives Parliament extending the state of emergency in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation by 30 days.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BSE gets SEBI nod for cross-currency derivatives trade
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Stock exchange major BSE on Wednesday said it has received approval from the market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to trade in multiple cross-currency derivatives with effect from February 28.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
9 students arrested in Assam for vandalism
Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) Nine students of the Assam Engineering College (AEC) have been arrested for vandalising a wedding venue early on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tweeting in large cities less than expected: Study
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Only a few people seem to be doing most of the tweeting in larger cities as a new US study has shown that less people tweet per capita from larger cities than in smaller ones.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Egypt reopens Gaza border crossing for 4 days
Gaza, Feb 21 (IANS) Egyptian authorities on Wednesday reopened the Rafah border crossing with the Palestinian Gaza Strip in both directions for four days.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Abbott's call to cut migration to Australia rejected
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Two senior Cabinet ministers in Australia on Wednesday rejected former Prime Minister Tony Abbott's proposal to cut the country's migration intake, warning it could cost up to $5 billion over four years.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Irrfan puts work on hold due to jaundice
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan is suffering from jaundice, and has put all his professional commitments on hold due to the illness.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Academy voices solidarity with 'Last Men ...' team
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has voiced its support to the filmmaking team behind the Oscar-nominated documentary "Last Men in Aleppo" that will not be able to attend the awards ceremony due to travel restrictions.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ankit Tiwari gushes about getting hitched
Kanpur, Feb 21 (IANS) Ankit Tiwari will be getting married to Pallavi Shukla on Wednesday, and the singer-composer says he is looking forward to starting a new chapter of his life.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Discordant sexual orientation can drive youth to suicide
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Researchers have identified sexual orientation discordance -- sexual contact that is inconsistent with the individual's sexual orientation -- as a potential risk factor for adolescent suicide attempts.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Zaira open to do TV shows with good content
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) "Dangal" fame actress Zaira Wasim says that she is game for her small screen debut provided she gets projects with good content.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Racer Maini joins Trident team for F2 season
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Young racer Arjun Maini on Wednesday confirmed his association with the Trident team for the upcoming 2018 FIA Formula 2 season.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Motorsports
Sandeepa wants to reconnect with Lindy hop (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Sandeepa Dhar wants to reconnect with Lindy hop, and hopes to do it through a dance number in her forthcoming film "Firrkie".
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tiger Shroff arrives in style to meet fans
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actors Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani, who will unveil the trailer of their forthcoming film "Baaghi 2" later on Wednesday, arrived in a helicopter here to interact with their fans.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC stays criminal action, Priya, movie director express happiness
New Delhi/Thrissur, Feb 21 (IANS) As the Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed criminal action by Telangana and Maharashtra authorities against Priya Prakash Varrier and restrained other states from taking action based on song "Manikya Malaraya Poovi...", the Malyalam actress and film director Omar Lulu expressed happiness.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
No more a movie star but a lamp in homes: Kamal
Ramanathapuram, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally began his political journey from former President late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's residence here and said he is no more a movie star but a lamp in the homes of people.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
South Korea, Central American nations sign free trade agreement
Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) South Korea on Wednesday signed a free trade deal with Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Costa Rica, the East Asian country's Trade Ministry said.
2018-02-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
IT, FMCG stocks lift equity indices
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Wednesday broke a three-day losing streak to provisionally close in the green with healthy buying in IT, Tech (technology, media and entertainment) and FMCG stocks.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Expect Air India divestment to complete in a year: Aviation Minister
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Ashok Gajapathi Raju, on Wednesday said he expects the divestment process of public carrier Air India to be completed within a year.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hormone therapy may help reduce curvature of spine in women
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Undergoing hormone therapy may be effective in reducing age-related curvature of the spine in post-menopausal women, finds a study.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Essar Oilfields wins drilling contract from GAIL
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Essar Oilfields Services India Ltd announced on Wednesday that it has won a contract worth Rs 28 crore from state-run gas utility GAIL India to drill three firm and two optional wells in the Cambay Basin in Gujarat.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rahul questions PM's silence on PNB fraud in 'Mann ki Baat'
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday again attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and Rafale fighter jet deal, saying the country wants to hear about these issues in his 'Mann Ki Baat'.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi Minister manhandled at Secretariat meets Lt Governor
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain met Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday, a day after he was allegedly manhandled by a crowd at the Secretariat here.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lit fest to show women power in contemporary Indian literature
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) From a Jnanpith laureate to Sahitya Akademi award winners, from a sex worker-turned-author to a domestic help-turned-writer, the upcoming LIC Gateway LitFest here will feature more than 50 women writers from varied backgrounds.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features
How humans got their bigger brains
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, and we have the gradual increase in brain size of our ancestors over the past three million years to thank for that, a new study says.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Microsoft announces Indian languages support for e-mail addresses
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Microsoft on Wednesday announced support for e-mail addresses in 15 Indian languages across its apps and services, including Office 365, Outlook 2016, Outlook.com, Exchange Online and Exchange Online Protection (EOP).
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
UN employees have no immunity in crime, sexual abuse cases: Spokesperson
United Nations, Feb 21 (IANS) UN employees have no immunity in cases involving crimes including sexual abuse, according to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Internet now has 332.4 mn domain names
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Global leader in domain names and Internet security VeriSign on Wednesday announced that the fourth quarter of 2017 saw approximately 1.7 million domain name registrations.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Distinct divide in news preferences between Hindi, English readers: Survey
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) There is a steep divide in the news preferences of Hindi and English readers online and findings of a survey, announced on Wednesday, show that while nationalistic, religious and political themes attract Hindi readers, the news around entertainment and celebrities find more readers in English.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Media,Features
'Face Unlock' feature rolls out for Honor 9 Lite
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Honor 9 Lite, a device launched under Huawei's sub-brand Honor, has started receiving "Face Unlock" feature via HOTA (Huawei's Over the Air update), the company said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
PM announces Rs 20,000-cr defence industrial corridor in Bundelkhand
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that his government will establish a Rs 20,000-crore defence industrial production corridor in Bundelkhand -- a region divided between Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh -- that will generate 250,000 jobs and bring development to one of the most impoverished regions of the country.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Jio to invest Rs 10,000 crore in 3 years in UP: Mukesh Ambani
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Reliance Jio will invest another Rs 10,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh over the next three years, Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani said here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy
Punjab CM meets Trudeau, Sajjan
Amritsar, Feb 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday met visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau here. Both leaders discussed the strong bond that exists between the two places, largely due to an influential Punjabi community settled in the western nation.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Will not invite NDA leaders to HAM functions: Manjhi
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) Striking a discordant note, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) President and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday said he will not invite any NDA leader to a party function since he was not extended the same courtesy.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
La Liga, RFEF allow Las Palmas to sign Viera replacement
Las Palmas (Spain), Feb 21 (IANS) UD Las Palmas said it has received permission from La Liga and the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to sign a player to fill the gap left after the transfer of Jonathan Viera to Chinese side Beijing Guoan.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Canada's Leman wins Olympic gold in men's ski cross
Phoenix Park (South Korea), Feb 21 (IANS) Canada's Brady Leman won the gold medal in the men's ski cross event on Wednesday during the Winter Olympics here.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Bureaucrat assault case: Dalit, Muslim MLAs targeted, says AAP
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Calling the alleged assault on a Delhi bureaucrat a "conspiracy", the AAP on Wednesday said that its two MLAs -- Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan -- were arrested in the case without any inquiry because they belonged to the minority communities of Dalits and Muslims.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP planned Chief Secretary attack to divert attention: Congress
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday called the alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs a "planned strategy" of the ruling party and demanded Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal apologise to the bureaucrat.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No final decision on tiger reserve in Goa, Assembly told
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) No final decision has been taken to convert Goa's four wildlife sanctuaries into a tiger reserve, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar informed the Assembly on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Government gives nod to 13-digit machine-to-machine SIM numbers from July 1
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked telecom service providers to start issuing 13-digit digit numbers for SIM based machine-to-machine (M2M) services, which will co-exist with 10-digit numbers.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Man jumps into Kerala zoo's lion enclosure, saved
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 21 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a 45-year-old man visiting the Thiruvananthapuram Zoo on Wednesday jumped into an open enclosure housing of a lion, but was saved in the knick of time.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Number of years spent in obesity may up heart damage risk
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) The longer a person spends being obese, the higher is the risk of a "silent" heart damage, finds a study, which says "the number of overweight or obese years may "add up" to the risk.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Flip-flop show: Bihar Board bans shoes, socks for appearing in Class 10 exams
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) Over 17 lakh students in flip-flops entered the examination centres in Bihar to appear for their Class 10 boards on Wednesday as shoes and socks were banned this year to check rampant cheating activities, an official said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
Neetu Chandra releases song on International Mother Language Day
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress-producer Neetu Chandra released a Bhojpuri song on her YouTube channel 'Bejod on the occasion of International Mother Language Day, which is observed on February 21.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I still feel like a struggler: Taapsee Pannu
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) She has received appreciations from critics and audiences alike for films like "Pink", "Naam Shabana" and "Judwaa 2", but actress Taapsee Pannu, who has been described as the "most powerful woman of the year" by a magazine, says she is yet to touch stardom and still feels like a struggler.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Time to reflect on advancing ties with Bhutan: Sushma
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) As India and Bhutan celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations this year, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said that it is an opportunity to reflect about further advancing ties between the two countries.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
8 die in MP road accident
Jabalpur, Feb 21 (IANS) A speeding truck on Wednesday crushed eight persons to death at a roadside in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur district, police said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajasthan bureaucrats' body condemns assault on Delhi CS
Jaipur, Feb 21 (IANS) The Rajasthan Administrative Service Association on Wednesday condemned the assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash allegedly by two Aam Aadmi Party MLAs.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coogler expresses gratitude for 'Black Panther' success
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Ryan Coogler, who is currently basking in the success of "Black Panther", penned a letter to thank fans for their support.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nasscom, BRI tie-up to develop skills for blockchain adoption, deployment
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) on Wednesday signed an MoU with Canada's Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) to develop skill sets for blockchain adoption and deployment in India.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
Delhi Minister 'manhandled' at Secretariat to meet Lt Governor
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain, who was allegedly manhandled by a crowd at the Secretariat here, will on Wednesday evening meet Lt Governor Anil Baijal, under whose jurisdiction Delhi Police falls.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi metro's Blue Line faces snag
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Train services on Delhi Metro's Blue Line (Dwarka sector 21-Noida City Centre/Vaishali) were affected for close to 30 minutes on Wednesday due to signalling issue at two interlocking stations, the DMRC said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Centre opposes PIL in Supreme Court on PNB fraud, says probe already on
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday opposed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking probe into the role of PNB's top management in the Rs 11,300 crore scam and extradition of diamond trader Nirav Modi who is alleged to be involved in it.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vikas Khanna hopes to encourage youth with his recognitions
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Chef Vikas Khanna, who recently received his second doctorate, hopes such recognitions encourage youngsters to research and build a unique place for Indian cuisine.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Education
AI can help fight spread of TB in India: Study
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Researchers have found that an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system can reduce the spread of tuberculosis in India by helping public health programmes better locate, and treat, people living with infectious diseases.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Show hosts support students against gun violence in US
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Late night show hosts like Stephen Colbert and Jordan Klepper have backed student activism against gun violence in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pyongyang cancelled meeting with Pence in South Korea: US
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Pyongyang cancelled "at the last minute" a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence scheduled to be held during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea, Washington has said.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Congress-led UDF cries foul, walks out of all-party meet in Kerala
Kannur (Kerala), Feb 21 (IANS) An all-party peace meeting called here on Wednesday by the Kerala government began on a sour note as the opposition Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) walked out alleging "shabby treatment".
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US urges Maldives to end Emergency, uphold rule of law
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) The US has urged Maldives to end a state of Emergency that has been in place in the country since the beginning of February.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Chris McKay may direct 'Dungeons & Dragons'
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Chris McKay, who has helmed "The Lego Batman Movie", is in talks to direct "Dungeons & Dragons".
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'The Strangers' sequel to release in India in March
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) "The Strangers: Prey At Night", featuring Christina Hendricks and Martin Henderson, will be releasing in India on March 16.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra registration begins
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra will this year take place through the two traditional routes -- Nathua La Pass in Sikkim and Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand -- and the registration process for the annual pilgrimage has started, the External Affairs Ministry announced on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Diplomacy
Kamal Haasan formally embarks on his political journey
Rameswaram, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally began his political journey by first visiting former President late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's residence here.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Chief Secretary row: AAP MLA Amanatullah surrenders
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party's Amanatullah Khan, one of the two legislators who had allegedly attacked Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, surrendered at a police station here on Wednesday, police said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Idrissa Gueye renews contract with Everton until 2022
London, Feb 21 (IANS) English Premier League club Everton announced that it has extended the contract of midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye until 2022.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Kerber, Suarez Navarro advance to 2nd round of Dubai Open
Dubai, Feb 21 (IANS) German World No. 9 Angelique Kerber beat the Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the second round of the Dubai Open here.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
'Welcome To...' composer defends right to use Pakistani voice
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Composer Shamir Tandon, who got Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to sing for the forthcoming Bollywood film "Welcome To New York", has defended the use of the voice from that nation.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Maternal depression continues to impact life-long: Study
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Postnatal depression can impact the quality of relationship between mother and child into adult life and can also have a negative influence on the quality of relationship between grandmothers and grandchildren, new research has discovered.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Google to now support Tamil language ads
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) To help advertisers and content creators reach out to Internet users in Tamil, Google India on Wednesday introduced Tamil language support for its advertising products Google "AdWords" and Google "AdSense".
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Trudeaus offer prayers at Golden Temple, perform 'sewa'
Amritsar, Feb 21 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, accompanied by his wife and two children, offered prayers at the Golden Temple on Wednesday, underlining the significance of the large Sikh and Punjabi community settled in Canada.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Commuters attack journalist in Mumbai train
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) A group of at least 15 commuters pinned down and assaulted a television journalist who boarded a crowded suburban train in Thane, Maharastra, here on Wednesday, an official said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
There's no drug mafia in Goa: Parrikar
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) There is no drug mafia in Goa, but drugs are smuggled into the state for "trade, consumption and transit", Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said during the ongoing Budget Session of the state legislative assembly on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Villarreal's Semedo arrested for assault
Castellon (Spain), Feb 21 (IANS) Villarreal said that it will conduct its own investigation of events leading up to the arrest of player Ruben Semedo on charges that he assaulted and illegally detained a person.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Want to stay with Real Madrid, says Zidane
Madrid, Feb 21 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane sought to quash media speculation about his future by stating emphatically that he wants to remain with the club.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Developers can now build richer 3D content for Facebook
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) Facebook has rolled out support for industry-standard "glTF 2.0" file format that will enable artists and creators build richer and higher-quality 3D content and share it on the platform.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Equity indices trade in green, IT stocks surge
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) After three consecutive days of losses, the key Indian equity indices traded in green during the mid-afternoon session on Wednesday riding on broadly positive Asian markets and a surge in IT stocks.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Barcelona draw 1-1 with Chelsea
London, Feb 21 (IANS) It took him eight matches and more than 12 hours of football, but Lionel Messi finally scored against Chelsea, a late goal to give Barcelona a 1-1 draw in the first leg of a Champions League knockout stage tie.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
I'm sure you'll enjoy Indian hospitality: Rahman to Trudeau
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman has welcomed Justin Trudeau to India and said that he is sure that the Canadian Prime Minister would enjoy the country's hospitality.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Bayern crush Besiktas 5-0 in CL
Munich (Germany), Feb 21 (IANS) Bayern Munich thrashed Besiktas 5-0 in the first leg of a Champions League knockout stage tie to all but assure themselves a berth in the quarterfinals.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Heavy drinking biggest risk factor for dementia: Lancet
Toronto, Feb 21 (IANS) Heavy drinkers are at increased risk of developing dementia, a progressive brain disease that generally begins with mild memory loss, suggests the largest study of its kind ever conducted.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Justin Trudeau meets SRK, Farhan Akhtar
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent an evening with Bollywood personalities like Shah Rukh Khan, Anupam Kher and Farhan Akhtar discussing stronger ties between the Hindi and the Canadian film industries.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Cybercriminals set to extort money as firms comply with new EU laws
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) As businesses try to comply with new European Union privacy laws that come into force this year, they are set to face increased ransomware, cryptocurrency mining and business email compromise (BEC) extortion attacks, a report said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Pro: Hard to beat this value-for-money smartphone (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) After shaking up the highly competitive Indian smartphone market, especially in the last two quarters of 2017, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has kick-started the new year with two devices -- Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Technology,IANS Life
Class 10 Bihar boards begin amid stringent measures
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) Millions of students in flip flops entered the examination centres in Bihar to appear for the Class 10 boards on Wednesday as shoes and socks were banned this year to check rampant cheating activities, an official said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
8 killed in Telangana road accident
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Eight persons, including two women, were killed and three others were injured in a collision between two cars in Telangana's Wanaparthy district on Wednesday, police said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Second defence industrial corridor to come up in UP: PM
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that the government would establish a defence industrial production corridor in Uttar Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs 20,000 crore that would also generate 250,000 jobs.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
SC stays criminal action against Priya across India
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed all criminal actions by Telangana and Maharashtra against Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier and restrained all other states from taking any action based on the song "Manikya Malaraya Poovi...".
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
Minorities insecure; government indirectly encouraging Hindu extremists: Sahitya Akademi awardee
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The BJP-led central government indirectly encourages Hindu communal extremists by "shying away from acting against them", and this increases the insecurities of minorities, Sahitya Akademi awardee K.P. Ramanunni has said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Winfrey, Clooneys donate $1 mn against gun violence in US
Los Angles, Feb 21 (IANS) TV and entertainment icon Oprah Winfrey pledged to match actor George Clooney and his wife Amal in donating half a million dollars to students organising protests against gun violence in the US.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India 7th most targeted nation for Web Application Attacks: Report
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Nearly 40 per cent of over 53,000 cyber attacks in India occurred in the financial services sector during 2017, placing it at the seventh spot in the list of targeted countries for Web Application Attacks (WAA), a new report said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Rotomac owner, son being questioned in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday said Rotomac owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul were at its headquarters here and were still being questioned in connection with a Rs 3,695 crore loan default case.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP MLA Kalyan Singh passes away in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Feb 21 (IANS) Sitting BJP legislator from Rajasthan's Nathdwara, who had been suffering form cancer, passed away early on Wednesday in a hospital in Udaipur. He was 58.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Export credit agencies: Potential partners for Indian infrastructure (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
Export credit agencies (ECAs) have globally played a significant role in promoting trade and investments by providing insurance and funding. It is important for global infrastructure investors and the Indian government to look at ECAs as a significant enabler of much-needed infrastructure investments in India.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
SC stays criminal action against Priya across India
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed all criminal actions against Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who shot to fame following her 'wink song' from the film "Oru Addar Love".
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Southern Cinema
Romantic repetitions: Love re-ignited and its redemptive course (Book Review)
Title: Saving Maya; Author: Kiran Manral; Publisher: Bombaykala Books: Pages: 142 Price: Rs 275
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
NASA's new spacesuit to come with built-in toilet
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Astronauts on NASA's next-generation human spacecraft, Orion, may have the option of avoiding a visit to the toilet during their deep space trip as engineers at the space agency are working on a new spacesuit with a long-term waste-disposal system.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
UN: Palestine calls for peace; US firm on Jerusalem move
United Nations, Feb 21 (IANS) Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas has presented a three-point peace plan centred on convening an international peace conference by mid-year to resolve the intractable conflict with Israel and reiterated his readiness for negotiations.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
IoT will exponentially increase use of devices, but what about e-waste? (Comment: Special to IANS)
Srinivasan leaves his office in Bengaluru where the lights and air-conditioners are switched off when sensors planted inside notice that he is leaving. He is prompted on his e-watch as to how much time it would take for the elevator to arrive on his floor, based on movement-recognition by sensors at the entry of the corridor.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
As director, I'm leaning towards love, relationships: Ryan Eggold (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) After making a mark as an actor through his stint in "The Blacklist" and "The Blacklist: Redemption", Ryan Eggold made his directorial debut last year with "Literally, Right Before Aaron". The American actor says the transition to taking charge of everything was challenging, but he is not in a mood to give up.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood,National
Canadian PM arrives in Amritsar
Amritsar, Feb 21 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday arrived in the Sikh holy city here in Punjab.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Rain, snow likely in J&K from Friday
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Minimum temperatures improved appreciably in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday as the Met forecast rain and snow across the state beginning Friday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
CBI arrests PNB General Manager in $1.8 bn fraud case
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday said that it has arrested a General Manager rank officer of the Punjab National Bank in connection with the Rs 11,300 crore fraud case.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kamal Haasan embarks formally on his political journey
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally began his political journey by first visiting former President late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's residence in Rameswaram.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
India, China lead AI investment, adoption in Asia: Report
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Asian enterprises, especially those in India and China, are fast adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) to reinvent their business models and perceive AI as a complete disruptive force, a new Forrester research said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Chief Secretary row: Delhi Police questions CM's advisor
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's advisor V.K. Jain was on Wednesday questioned by Delhi Police in connection with an alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google Pay replaces Android Pay, Google Wallet
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) In a bid to take on Apple Pay, Google has rolled out a new app called "Google Pay" that replaces its two earlier services -- Android Pay and Google Wallet.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Trump pushes for ban on modified guns
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has signed an order to ban bump-stock devices or modified guns that enables one to shoot hundreds of rounds per minute and was used by a gunman to kill 58 Las Vegas concert-goers in 2017.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
UP's 'crime-free' red-carpet welcome for investors
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Even as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's government worked overtime to roll out the red carpet for industry captains and investors at the two-day Investors' Meet beginning here Wednesday, the administration is taking special pride in showcasing a state that is not only India's most populous but free of organised crime.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Markets open on in green on Wednesday
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Misty Wednesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) It was a misty morning here on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 12.5 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
BJP MLA killed in UP road accident
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party MLA was killed on Wednesday in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur while he on his way to the 'Investors Meet' in Lucknow, police said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LS Speaker visits Lilavati over Parrikar's health
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has visited the Lilavati hospital in Mumbai to enquire about Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's health.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
250 dead in Syria's Eastern Ghouta in 48hrs: Rights group
Damascus, Feb 21 (IANS) At least 250 civilians have been killed by shelling and air strikes in Syria's Eastern Ghouta in the past 48 hours, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Tuesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism,Defence/Security
India for seeking ICJ's ruling on use of force without UNSC nod
United Nations, Feb 21 (IANS) India has supported a proposal to get the opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legal consequences of nations using force against others without the approval of the Security Council as required by the UN Charter.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BSF trooper killed in Pakistan ceasefire violation
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper has been killed in Pakistan ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
UN envoy sees 'perilous turn' in Middle East situation
United Nations, Feb 21 (IANS) The UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Nikolay Mladenov, on Tuesday warned that tensions in the Middle East are taking "an increasingly perilous turn."
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Suicide attacker blows self up in Nigerian university (Lead, Correting headline)
Abuja, Feb 21 (IANS) A suicide attacker blew up himself in a university in Nigeria's Borno state. However, no casualty was reported, police said on Tuesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Nigeria,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Khloe Kardashian can't wait to shed baby weight
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian can't wait to get her pre-pregnancy body back.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
40 arrested in Brazil child pornography bust
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 21 (IANS) The Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested at least 40 people in two large operations against child pornography in Sao Paulo, official sources said.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Brazil,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lawyer linked to Trump campaign pleads guilty of lying to FBI
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) An attorney accused of masking abuses by the former president of Ukraine in cooperation with the former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, pleaded guilty on Tuesday of lying to the special counsel investigating Russian election interference.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cindy Crawford's son wants to go back to college
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Supermodel Cindy Crawford's son Presley Gerber says he wants to go back to college.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Brazil launches major operation against organised crime
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 21 (IANS) Brazilian soldiers and police launched a new operation on Tuesday against organised crime and drug trafficking, arresting six suspects.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Brazil,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India contributes $1 mn for Tonga devastated by Cyclone Gita: UN
United Nations, Feb 21 (IANS) India in contributing $1 million for relief efforts in the Pacific Ocean Kingdom of Tonga that was devastated by Cyclone Gita last week, according to the UN.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Chris Martin is gorgeous: Diane Keaton
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Diane Keaton says Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is "gorgeous", and she feels his looks have improved "with time".
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Suicide attacker blows self up Nigerian university
Abuja, Feb 21 (IANS) A suicide attacker blew up himself in a university in Nigeria's Borno state. However, no casualty was reported, police said on Tuesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics,Terrorism
Use potato slices to treat puffy eyes
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Waking up with puffy eyes is rather common and it is easy to treat them. Drink sufficient water and use refrigerated slices of potatoes to get rid of the puffiness, suggest experts.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pro-Syrian government militiamen enter Afrin
Beirut, Feb 21 (IANS) Pro-government militiamen on Tuesday entered the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria in response to an ongoing Turkish military offensive, media reports said.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Traditional fashion technique to opt for Holi
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Go for prints and techniques like bandhani and batik while picking outfits for your Holi celebrations, say experts.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Uganda's ruling party fires all staff
Kampala, Feb 21 (IANS) The National Resistance Movement (NRM), Uganda's ruling party, has sacked all employees, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
WIll intensify attacks on Gaza if fire continues: Netanyahu
Jerusalem, Feb 21 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday threatened to attack the Gaza Strip with great force if fire incidents near the fence between Israel and the besieged Palestinian enclave continue.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Delhi Chief Secretary row: AAP MLA arrested
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party MLA Prakash Jarwal was arrested by police on Tuesday night in connection with an alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs, an AAP leader said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meghalaya government failed to take up issue on coal ban: NPP
Mawshynrut (Meghalaya), Feb 21 (IANS) Meghalaya's opposition National People's Party (NPP) on Tuesday accused the Mukul Sangma government for failing to take up the issue of coal mining with the Central government post the National Green Tribunal ban.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IT notice to Singhvi's family political vendetta, says Congress
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday termed the Income Tax notice served to senior party leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi's his wife Anita a clear-cut case of "political vendetta".
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi bureaucrats not to meet CM, ministers till Kejriwal apologises
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Bureaucrats would not meet or talk over phone to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his ministers or MLAs till Kejriwal accepts and apologises for an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs, the IAS Association said here on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unions oppose cabinet nod to private firms for commercial coal mining
New Delhi/Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Central trade unions in coal sector opposed opening up of commercial coal mining for private sector after the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the methodology for auction of coal mines for sale of coal.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BSNL hopes to reduce unpaid dues through recovery drive
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is making progress in bringing down its unpaid dues through an ongoing nationwide recovery drive, an official said here on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Community child welfare centre launched in Kolkata's Metiabruz
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) A community child welfare centre was launched in western Kolkata's Metiabruz by the Baptist Missionary Society in collaboration with International Justice Mission to mark the World Social Justice Day on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED probing 120 shell companies linked to Nirav, Choksi
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing 120 shell companies allegedly linked to dimond trader Nirav Modi and Gitanjali Group chief Mehul Choksi even as Income Tax officials claimed to have found two companies linked to Nirav that received Rs 555 crore from foreign companies between 2013 and 2014.
2018-02-20
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Bengaluru FC storm into AFC Cup group stages
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Antonio Dovale scored Bengaluru FC's first ever hat-trick in Asian competition (in the 12th, 35th and 48th minutes) as the Blues ran roughshod over Maldivian side TC Sports Club, beating them 5-0 (8-2 on aggregate) at the Kanteerava Stadium here on Tuesday to book a place in the AFC Cup Group stages
2018-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Palestine President offers peace plan, seeks international conference to foster negotiations
United Nations, Feb 20 (IANS) Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday presented a three-point peace plan centered on convening an international peace conference by mid-year to foster negotiations to resolve the intractable conflict with Israel.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Emergency not applicable to law-abiding citizens, visitors: Maldives
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Maldives President Abdula Yameen's office announced on Tuesday that the state of emergency that was extended earlier in the day by a month is not applicable to law-abiding citizens and visitors.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Nirav Modi's letter smacks of arrogance, what will government do, asks Congress
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday said the purported letter written by jeweller Nirav Modi, who is allegedly involved in Rs 11,300 crore PNB scam, smacks of arrogance and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley that if the letter is authentic, what action would be taken against him.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Apologise for son's assault on youth, Congress MLA tells Karnataka Assembly
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Ruling Congress legislator N.A. Haris on Tuesday apologised in the Karnataka Assembly for an assault by his son Mohammed Nalapad on a youth at a city cafe.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress to talk to others on raising PNB fraud in Parliament
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday said that it would talk to other parties on raising the Rs 11,300-crore PNB fraud and the Rotomac fraud issue in the second leg of Parliament's Budget Session to seek answers from the government on the credibility of banking sector.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Celebs keep off political controversies for a reason: SRK
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Tuesday said celebrities are not scared of expressing their opinion, but if sometimes they choose to remain silent, it is not without a valid reason.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
PNB fraud: CBI arrests five staffers of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday arrested five employees of diamond merchants Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi in the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, an official said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Mercury on rise in Delhi, Tuesday warmest February day
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) With the maximum temperature at 29 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average, making Tuesday the warmest February day for Delhi, the IMD said that both maximum and minimum temperatures are set to rise over the next two days at least.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
India against Maldives emergency extension
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Maldives Parliament on Tuesday extended the ongoing state of emergency by another month even as India said that it expected that the emergency in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation will not be extended.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Arunachal Pradesh celebrates 32nd Statehood Day
Itanagar, Feb 20 (IANS) A new chapter of transformation is being written in Arunachal Pradesh and it is on the path of rapid development, said Governor Brig (Dr) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) on Tuesday, as the state celebrated its 32nd Statehood Day.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Once manual scavengers, two sisters turn a new chapter in life
Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) Two young women, who used to do manual scavenging in Rajasthan in their childhood around a decade ago, on Tuesday turned a new chapter in their lives when they got married to two educated men in Tonk town of the desert state.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
I'm Muslim, want to live with husband, Hadiya tells SC
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Kerala woman Akhila Asokan, alias Hadiya who is in the midst of a 'love jihad' controversy, has told the Supreme Court that she is a Muslim now and wants to live with her husband Shafin Jahan -- with whom her marriage was annulled by the Kerala High Court.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Rail coach manufacturing factory to come up in Maharashtra
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) In a major boost to the development of backward Marathwada region, the Maharashtra government and Indian Railways have signed a MoU to set up a coach manufacturing factory in Latur, it was announced here on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Need for a larger structural body above banks to decide accountability'
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) In wake of the $1.8 billion fraud unearthed in the Indian banking system, there is a need for a structural organisation above banks to decide on the accountability, an industry expert said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Delhi government halts Aadhaar-based ration distribution
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Delhi will retain the previous arrangement of giving out rations as Aadhaar-based distribution is becoming a hindrance for people in obtaining commodities through the fair price shops, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
NDPP engaged in 'politics without agenda': Nagaland CM
Mon (Nagaland), Feb 20 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R Zeliang on Tuesday termed the newly- floated Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) as a party engaged in politics without any agenda.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Another controversy: Delhi CS, AAP trade accusations on assault (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on Tuesday alleged that he was hit by two AAP MLAs in a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence, triggering a major row that also saw the manhandling of Environment Minister Imran Hussain and another AAP leader by a crowd inside the Secretariat here.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vipul Ambani, four others arrested in PNB fraud case
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday said it has arrested five functionaries of the companies of diamond trader Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi who are allegedly behind the Rs 11, 300 crore PNB scam after their questioning.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
People with heavy thighs unlikely to become diabetic: Study
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Tuesday said the hospital, along with Motilal Nehru Medical College of Allahabad, has discovered a "simple and cost-effective screening tool" to identify people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
RIL to buy 5% stake in Eros International, form Rs 1,000 cr fund to co-produce content
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and Eros International PLC (Eros) on Tuesday announced that RIL, through a subsidiary, has agreed to subscribe to a 5 per cent equity stake in Eros at a price of $15 per share.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Cilic gets easy win, advances to 2nd round at Rio Open
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 20 (IANS) Croatian tennis player Marin Cilic beat Argentine qualifier Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the second round at the Rio Open here.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Tennis
30 civilians released, 8 militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS) Afghan forces attacked a Taliban detention centre in Laghman province killing eight militants and setting free 30 civilians, the Defence Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
RIL signs Rs 60,000 cr of MoUs at 'Magnetic Maharashtra'
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has signed 25 MoUs at the ongoing 'Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence Summit 2018' with various global giants with an investment of Rs 60,000 crore over 10 years to create 100,000 jobs, it was announced on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
State duty-bound to bring PNB scamsters to justice: Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) In the wake of the Rs 11,300 crore ($1.8 billion) Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam allegedly involving diamond merchant Nirav Modi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the state was duty-bound to ensure those cheating the system are brought to justice.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Oxfam boss apologises over abuse of Haiti quake victims
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Oxfam's Chief Executive Mark Goldring on Tuesday apologised over sexual abuse of Haiti quake victims by the charity's staffers.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Real Madrid confirms injuries to Marcelo, Modric
Madrid, Feb 20 (IANS) Real Madrid on Tuesday confirmed that defender Marcelo and midfielder Luka Modric suffered injuries to the right leg muscle and the biceps femoris, in statements released on the Spanish club's website.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
CPI-M alleges electoral law violation in Tripura polls, demands paper slip counting
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The CPI-M on Tuesday demanded that the Election Commission order a "thorough probe" into the alleged violations of electoral law during the Tripura polls on Sunday, as also count of VVPAT slips in 13 constituencies.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajasthan Royals begin first camp ahead of IPL 2018
Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals' Indian cricketers are participating in the three-day camp organised at the Cricket Club of India (CCI)'s Brabourne stadium in Mumbai from Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Goa Church asks Catholics to pray for Parrikar's health
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) Goa's Roman Catholic Church has asked its followers to fervently pray for the good health of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, hospitalised at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital since February 15 for pancreas-related ailment.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion,Health/Medicine
Cabinet approves India-Israel pact on film co-production
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday retrospectively approved an agreement on film co-production between India and Israel, an official statement said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
UP Khadi products now available on Amazon India
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) Khadi items made in Uttar Pradesh are now available on e-commerce portal Amazon India, after the state government on Tuesday signed an MoU in this regard with the company, an official said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Business/Economy
Ample opportunity for operating long-haul flights from Kolkata: Official
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) With increasing passenger movement in Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here, the airport authority on Tuesday said there is "ample opportunity" for operating long-haul flights from the city to European destinations, Australia and other countries.
2018-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Parliament extends Maldives Emergency by 30 days
Male, Feb 20 (IANS) Following a request by Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, Parliament on Tuesday approved extending the ongoing state of Emergency by 30 days, despite a lack of quorum.
2018-02-20
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Child killed in MP blast
Ratlam, Feb 20 (IANS) A child was killed and two others injured in an accidental blast in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam district on Tuesday, police said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IT Department raids 20 premises linked to Gitanjali Group
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Tuesday raided 20 premises and associated firms in connection with Gitanjali Group in a tax evasion case.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jharkhand bans Popular Front of India for IS links
Ranchi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has banned the Popular Front of India for its alleged links to the Islamic State, official sources said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: International, India,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre burdening masses by reducing small savings interest rates: Mamata
Malda, Feb 20 (IANS) Taking a swipe at the Centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the Narendra Modi government of reducing interest rates on employee provident fund and small savings for what she said was to "compensate for loss incurred due to loot by a few people".
2018-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Fourcade leads French mixed biathlon team to victory
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 20 (IANS) Martin Fourcade of France clinched his fifth Winter Olympics gold on Tuesday by leading his country's mixed biathlon team to victory.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Coach Constantine accepts India football team contract extension
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine on Tuesday accepted the offer to have his contract with the team extended beyond the AFC Asia Cup next year.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Wipro arm forays into home automation
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Wipro's Consumer Care & Lighting on Tuesday said it has forayed into home automation space with an integrated solution to convert ordinary homes into 'smart homes'.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Ensure the Dalit voice is not stifled: Amnesty tells Indian states
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Day after a Dalit activist immolated himself in Gujarat, Amnesty International on Tuesday urged the state governments to ensure Dalit protestors are not denied their rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Allied business, low crop waste can double farmers' income: PM
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reiterated that the income of Indian farmers can be doubled if revenue from allied sectors is generated and crop waste losses reduced, besides increase in farm yield.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CCEA approves six rail projects worth Rs over 11,000 cr
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved six projects at a cost of Rs 11,661 crore for new lines as well as doubling and electrification of tracks in Uttar Pradesh and three other states, an official statement said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Shoes hurled at Odisha CM during by-poll campaign
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) An unidentified youth on Tuesday hurled two shoes at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during his campaign for the by-poll in Bijepur assembly constituency of Bargarh district.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon raises record charity amount
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The 10th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017 on Tuesday shattered all previous records to raise Rs. 8.10 crore for charity.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
RBI sets deadline for SWIFT changes, forms panel to look into rising bank frauds
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India has asked banks to implement measures to strengthen the SWIFT operating environment within a deadline, even as it set up a committee to look into factors leading to increased number of frauds.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 15,000 runners for IDBI Federal New Delhi Marathon (Lead, correcting headline)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Over 15,000 runners are all set to run the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon 2018 on February 25.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
SC to hear on bank top brass' role in PNB scam
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday a plea for probe into the role of the top management of Punjab National Bank in the Rs 11,300 crore scam allegedly involving jeweller Nirav Modi and others.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
PNB scam: 3 bank officials in police custody till March 3
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) A special CBI court on Tuesday sent three Punjab National Bank officials arrested in connection with the Rs 11,300-crore fraud in police custody till March 3.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Jaitley blames PNB management, auditors for Nirav fraud
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Breaking his silence on the Rs 11,300 crore PNB scam, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday blamed the bank's management and auditors for failing to detect the fraud and said the scamsters will be chased and measures will be put in place to prevent such scams.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Third-tier club Wigan shock Man City in FA Cup fifth round
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Manchester City chief coach Pep Guardiola rued the red card given to Fabian Delph and said mistakes like these can cost a team the game in matches like the FA Cup as they succumbed to a shock 0-1 loss at the hands of English third-tier football club Wigan Athletic.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Egypt court sentences 20 to 10-yr jail for burning church
Cairo, Feb 20 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced 20 people to 10 years in prison in a case of setting fire to a church in 2013, official news agency MENA reported.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Egypt,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Get back Nirav while returning from abroad, Rahul tells PM
Mendipathar (Meghalaya), Feb 20 (IANS) Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked him to bring back absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi "when he returns from his foreign trips".
2018-02-20
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Tanuja Chandra, Juhi Chaturvedi launch Writer's Lounge
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Director-writer Tanuja Chandra, screenwriter Juhi Chaturvedi, actor-director-writer Swati Semwal and writer Ishani Banerjee launched a Writer's Lounge here on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Auditors failed to stop PNB fraud: Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Breaking his silence on the Rs.11,400 crore PNB scam, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday blamed the auditors for failing to detect the fraud and said the scamsters will be chased and measures will be put in place to prevent such scams.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Singhvi gets IT notice for Nirav Modi purchases
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Tuesday said an "inquiry notice" was sent to Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi's wife Anita who had allegedly bought diamonds and jewellery worth Rs 6.5 crore from a store owned by fugitive Nirav Modi.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Make impossible possible, complete NRC by May 31: SC
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Assam government to complete the work on upgradation of the National Register of Citizens by May 31 as it rejected the plea for time till June 30, saying its job is to make impossible possible.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Assam Minister defends Priyanka's dress in tourism calendar
Guwahati, Feb 20 (IANS) A day after the opposition Congress legislators in the Assam legislative Assembly demanded removal of actress Priyanka Chopra as the brand ambassador of Assam tourism, State Tourism Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma came to her rescue and said that a section of the Congress legislators are trying to get cheap publicity out of the issue.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Assam,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics,Lifestyle/Fashion
Singhvi says IT notice harassment by government
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Tuesday alleged that the government was harassing him and his family after his wife was served an Income Tax notice for an alleged purchase of diamonds from a store owned by jeweller Nirav Modi wanted in a multi-crore-rupees banking fraud.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Meghalaya's Ramie fabric to be star at Delhi event
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Seventeen designers like Lecoanet Hemant, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Aneeth Arora will showcase their work using Maghalaya's homegrown fabric, Ramie, at the French ambassador's residence here on Thursday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Finnish firms to participate in IndiaWood exhibition
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) About a dozen Finnish companies will be participating for the first time in the biennial IndiaWood exhibition that begins in Bengaluru from March 8.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
AAP MLAs hit me in front of Kejriwal: Delhi Chief Secretary
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on Tuesday alleged that he was hit by AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan and another party MLA, who he can identify, in front of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at CM's residence on Monday night.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jasleen Royal's 'Oye Hichki' released
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) "Oye hichki", a track composed by Jasleen Royal for the Rani Mukerji-starrer "Hichki", released on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Maldives Emergency extended by 30 days
Male, Feb 20 (IANS) The Maldives' Parliament on Tuesday approved extending the state of Emergency by 30 days following a request by President Abdulla Yameen.
2018-02-20
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Two new vaccines may be effective in preventing TB: Study
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Two new vaccines have shown promise in preventing tuberculosis, the world's leading infectious disease killer, results of new clinical trials show.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SAARC parliamentary body expresses concern, wants rule of law restored in Maldives
Colombo, Feb 20 (IANS) The Chairman of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians has written to Maldives Speaker raising concerns over the current political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation urging it to immediately take steps to restore normalcy and respect for the rule of law in the country.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Reliance Jio ranks 17 in Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies list
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Reliance Jio earned the number 17 spot on the global list of Fast Company's annual ranking of the worlds 50 Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2018, and also ranks at number one for Most Innovative Companies in India, a company statement said here on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gujarat presents revenue surplus budget for 2018-19
Gandhinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, who also holds the finance portfolio, on Tuesday presented a Rs 1,83,666 crore budget for 2018-19, without any new major taxes but also proposing a revenus surplus of Rs 5,998 crore and overall surplus of Rs 783 crore
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Surbhi Chandna finds doing comedy challenging (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Surbhi Chandna says it is challenging for an actor to get the comic timing right.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ISL: Goa to face bottom-placed Delhi in must win tie (Preview)
Margao, (Goa), Feb 20 (IANS) After failing to clinch victory in the last four fixtures in the Indian Super League (ISL), FC Goa find themselves in a must win situation when they take on Delhi Dynamos at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
PNB fraud: CBI questions 10 bank officials, 18 company employees
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday questioned 10 Punjab National Bank (PNB) officials, including an Executive Director, and 18 employees of Nirav Modi and Gitanjali group of firms in Rs 11,300 crore bank fraud case.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED probing 120 shell companies linked to Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing 120 shell companies allegedly linked to jeweller designer Nirav Modi and Gitanjali Group chief Mehul Choksi even as Income Tax officials claimed to have found two companies linked to Modi that had received Rs 555 crore from companies in Cyprus, Mauritius and Singapore between 2013 and 2014.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Adityanath flags off 100 motorcycles for 'UP-100' service
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday flagged off 100 motorcycles for the 'UP-100' service, officials said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Militants fire at security vehicle near IAF station in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Militants fired at a vehicle of the security forces near the Indian Air Force station in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, followed by a brief exchange of fire on Tuesday, police said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Self-esteem key to treat mental health patients: Study
Toronto, Feb 20 (IANS) Improving how mental health patients perceive themselves can be critical in treating them, a first of its kind study has claimed.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
This gene helps grow blood vessels
Toronto, Feb 20 (IANS) A new gene that helps grow blood vessels when it senses inadequate blood flow to tissues has been identified, an advance that can help improve treatments for heart diseases and stroke.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Improper disposal of sanitary napkins a worry: Maneka
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday raised concern over disposal of sanitary napkins, saying improper disposal can lead to serious consequences.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Producers shouldn't invest in star-driven movies initially: SRK
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Bollywood superstar-producer Shah Rukh Khan says that producers should not begin their journey in film business by investing in "big star-driven movies" as they are really expensive.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BSF kills intruder on Punjab border, recovers 10 kg heroin
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers shot dead an intruder from Pakistan and recovered 10 kg heroin along Punjab's border with Pakistan in the frontier district of Ferozepur, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
S. Korea wins gold in women's 3,000m relay short track
PyeongChang, Feb 20 (IANS) South Korea won gold medal in the women's 3,000 metre relay short track speed skating at the PyeongChang Winter Games on Tuesday, taking the event's title for two Olympics in a row.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
MP leaders ride 'rath', bullock cart to woo voters
Bhopal, Feb 20 (IANS) A modern 'rath' and a bullock cart are among the preferred modes of transport for top Madhya Pradesh leaders to campaign in the run-up to the February 24 bypolls in Mungawali and Shivpuri Assembly constituencies.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Haryana transfers five DGP-level officers
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) The Haryana government on Tuesday ordered the transfers of five DGP-level officers in the state.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Puri, Sidhu to receive Trudeau at Amritsar airport
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Punjab Local Government and Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu will receive Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Sri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport in Amritsar on Wednesday during the latter's visit to the Sikh holy city.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diplomacy
Gitanjali employees in Hyderabad stage protest, demand alternate jobs
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) The closure of Gitanjali Gems Park here following the raid by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam has hit about 600 families and led to protests here on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Robot to welcome PM Modi, business honchos at UP 'Investors Meet'
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) A robot created by a group of students engaged in a startup will welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inaugural session of the "Investors Meet" here on Wednesday, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Business/Economy
Gokulam upset Minerva in I-League
Panchkula, Feb 20 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC faced a shock 0-1 defeat at the hands of giant killers Gokulam Kerala FC which dented their title aspirations in an I-League encounter here on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Football
Over 15,000 runners for IDBI New Delhi Marathon
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Over 15,000 runners are all set to run the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon 2018 on February 25.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Oldest ever detected supernova happened 10.5 billion years ago
London, Feb 20 (IANS) An international team of astronomers has discovered the oldest supernova ever detected -- a huge cosmic explosion that took place 10.5 billion years ago.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
No surprises in badminton team for CWG
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) There were no surprises in the Indian badminton team which was picked on Tuesday for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4. P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will lead Indias charge.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Nasscom's Centre of Excellence on DS&AI to come up in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Nasscom, in partnership with the Telangana government, will establish a Centre of Excellence for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence here, it was announced on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Villarreal's Semedo arrested for assault, illegal confinement
Madrid, Feb 20 (IANS) Villarreal defender Ruben Semedo was arrested by the Civil Guard of Valencia on Tuesday for assaulting and illegally detaining a person, sources related to the investigation told Efe.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Spell out stand on MPs' salaries, allowances: SC to Centre
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave a "last opportunity" to the Central government to spell out its stand on setting up a permanent mechanism for determining sitting parliamentarians' salaries and allowances.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Suchitra Pillai's 'The Valley' gets India release date
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Suchitra Pillai's award-winning American film "The Valley" will be releasing in India on March 2.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood,Diaspora
Indian millennials spur e-tail industry growth: Report
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Indian millennials - aged 18-35 and accounting for nearly 34 per cent of the population, have driven e-retail industry's growth through their increasing internet usage, said global services firm Deloitte in a report on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Global cues, weak rupee pull equity indices lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Weak global cues, coupled with a declining rupee and prolonged outflow of foreign funds, pulled the key Indian equity indices lower on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Irrfan hopeful 'Blackmail' will recreate 'Hindi Medium' magic (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan, who will next be seen in "Blackmail", says he is hopeful that the film will recreate the magic of "Hindi Medium".
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC asks Rajanikanth wife's company to pay back loan
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked a company, one of whose directors is Latha Rajinikanth - wife of Tamil superstar-turned politician Rajinikanth and one of the firm's directors, to repay the outstanding loan within three months, otherwise she will liable for the amount.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Around 1,000 participants to take part in midnight cycling event
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) As many as 1,000 enthusiasts are expected to explore the main arteries of the city at an odd hour when the second edition of the Midnight Cycling Adventure takes place here this Saturday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
SC to hear actress Priya's plea seeking quashing of FIR
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday a plea by Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier seeking quashing of a spate of complaints and an FIR registered against her and the film director for allegedly hurting the sentiments of a minority community.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Southern Cinema,Religion
Campaigning for Bijepur by-poll in Odisha gains momentum
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) Campaigning for the by-poll to the Bijepur assembly constituency in Odisha's Bargarh district has gained momentum, with political parties leaving no stone unturned to ensure the victory of their candidates.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Slovenian hockey player tests positive for doping at Winter Games
PyeongChang, Feb 20 (IANS) Slovenian hockey player Ziga Jeglic has tested positive for fenoterol at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, and will leave the Olympic Village in the next 24 hours, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Tvesa, Gursimar ready for another battle in fifth leg of Hero WPGT
Greater Noida, Feb 20 (IANS) Tvesa Malik, who won last week to rise to the top of the Hero Order of Merit on the Womens Pro Golf Tour, will start as one of the big favourites for the fifth leg here.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Pink Line segment to open soon for public
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The newly completed stretch of Delhi Metro's Pink Line is scheduled to undergo inspection by the safety commissioner between February 26 and 28 -- the last of the procedures before a line is opened for public, Delhi Metro said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Two men electrocuted in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Two men died after accidentally coming into contact with a transformer in this Uttar Pradesh district, police said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Another IED recovered in poll-bound Meghalaya
Tura (Meghalaya), Feb 20 (IANS) Averting a major tragedy, Special Force-10 commandos on Tuesday recovered another Improvised Explosive Device (IED) left by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels in poll-bound Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district, police said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Mili to release 'Fooling' video
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Mili is set to release the video of her track "Fooling" from her debut album "Written in the Stars" on February 26.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Tight security in Amritsar ahead of Trudeau visit
Amritsar/Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Tight security was in place in and around this holy city for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to the Golden Temple complex on Wednesday.
2018-02-20
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Religion,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Kavita Seth happy with son's solo musical debut
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) "Iktara" hitmaker Kavita Seth, who has worked with her son Kanishk on an album, is happy about the launch of his solo musical career and to see him carve out his own style in music.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cabinet nod for bill to ban ponzi schemes, change Chit Funds Act
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) In the backdrop of several ponzi schemes duping gullible investors surfacing in recent years, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday decided to bring a bill in Parliament to ban unregulated deposit schemes.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russian curler's B-sample tests positive for meldonium
PyeongChang, Feb 20 (IANS) The B-sample of Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has tested positive for meldonium, a spokesman for the Olympic Athletes from Russia team Konstantin Vybornov said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Vaccination certificate soon to be must for school admission in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) The Kerala cabinet on Tuesday approved a draft Medical Policy which necessitates all students seeking admission must produce a vaccination card, said state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
Need to create decent space for specially abled: Onir
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Onir, who has made an emotionally fulfilling documentary titled "Raising The Bar" on those afflicted with Down syndrome, says there is a need to create a decent space for the specially abled.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
'PNB fraud shows how banking system fails to detect it'
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Taking a dig at the Centre, Trinamool Congress MP and the party's veteran leader Saugata Roy on Tuesday said the alleged $1.8 billion banking fraud showed how much the country's banking system failed to detect it early.
2018-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress, Left to table no-confidence motion against Bengal Speaker
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) West Bengal's major opposition forces Congress and Left Front on Tuesday decided to move a no-confidence motion against assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee, accusing him of being partial to the ruling Trinamool Congress and not granting enough time to speakers from the opposition benches.
2018-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Australian public servants asked to report 'long lunch' colleagues
Canberra, Feb 20 (IANS) Australian public servants have been asked to anonymously report their colleagues if they were wasting time at work or spending too long at lunch, media reported on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society
Over 300mn watched PyeongChang opening ceremony on TV: IOC
PyeongChang, Feb 20 (IANS) More than 300 million people worldwide are estimated to have watched the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on television, a senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) official said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Assault on Delhi Chief Secretary: BJP demands Kejriwal's resignation
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday condemned the assault on Delhi's Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash allegedly by AAP legislators and demanded Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nepal's two Communist parties decide to merge
Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) In a major political development, two ruling Communist parties in Nepal -- CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) -- have decided to unify and form a new party.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kamal to launch party on Wednesday
Madurai/Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan arrived here to a rousing welcome on the eve of the launch of his political party on Wednesday even as DMK Working President M K Stalin appeared to take a dig at film personalities taking a plunge into politics saying paper flowers which do not have fragrance will bloom during a season but they will wither very soon.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
AAP leader files complaint against Chief Secretary over 'casteist remarks'
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party's Ambedkar Nagar MLA Ajay Dutt on Tuesday filed a police complaint against Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash for making "casteist remarks" during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence here.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gitanjali Gems tanks for 5th straight day, PNB shares recoup losses
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Shares of Gitanjali Gems on Tuesday tanked for the fifth straight trade session, a day after two senior officials of the company -- Chandrakant Karkare and Pankhuri Warange -- resigned following the unravelling of $1.8-billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Naseeruddin, Paresh to perform at Delhi's theatre fest
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The second edition of Delhi Theatre Festival is set to host veteran theatre personalities like Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak, Paresh Rawal and Pankaj Kapur.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Iran locates wreckage of crashed plane
Tehran, Feb 20 (IANS) The Iranian authorities on Tuesday located the wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed in the mountainous central province of Isfahan, killing all 66 people on board.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Make impossible possible, complete NRC by May 31: SC
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Assam government to complete the work on upgradation of the National Register of Citizens by May 31 as it rejected the plea for time till June 30, saying its job is to make impossible possible.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
AI launches Amritsar-Birmingham non-stop flight
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) National carrier Air India (AI) on Tuesday launched a non-stop flight from Amritsar to Birmingham.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India aim to seal the deal in 2nd T20I against S. Africa (Preview)
Centurion, Feb 20 (IANS) After a comprehensive victory in the first Twenty20 International, India will aim to seal the three-match series when they take on South Africa in the second match here at the SuperSport Park on Wednesday.
2018-02-20
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Twitter urged to stop bullying of disabled people: Report
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Claiming that reporting disability-related abuse on Twitter remained cumbersome, a Britain-based charity on Tuesday has urged the microblogging site to do more to help users with disability to report hate speech.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Explain basis of J&K minister's China statement: Omar
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said the central government must explain the basis of a Jammu and Kashmir minister's statement about "China adopting Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit".
2018-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
IT exports growth likely to be 7-9% in FY19 (Lead, with Correction in Second Para)
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) expects India's IT exports to grow at 7-9 per cent to be at $135-$137 billion in 2018-19.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
'100 civilians killed' as Syrian jets bombard rebel enclave
Damascus, Feb 20 (IANS) At least 100 civilians, including 20 children, were killed and hundreds wounded as Syrian government forces bombarded rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus, a war monitor said.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hope Maldives emergency is not extended: India
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Even as the Maldives' parliamentary committee on national security passed a resolution on Monday to extend the ongoing state of emergency by an additional 15 days, India on Tuesday said that it expected that the emergency in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation will not be extended.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Cabinet okays six-laning of NH-275 in Karnataka
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday approved the six-laning of a 61-km stretch of the National Highway (NH)-275 between Mysuru and Nidagatta in the Bengaluru district in Karnataka.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Acute urban-rural divide in Internet penetration in India: Report
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Despite so much noise around the "Digital India" initiative, the urban-rural divide is actually more acute than it appears when it comes to Internet penetration across the country, a new report said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
3 killed in Punjab factory blast
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) At least three persons were killed and 11 injured in a powerful blast in a food processing factory in Punjab's Patiala district, police said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP says its leaders manhandled, party volunteers beaten
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday said its leaders Aashish Khetan and Imran Hussain were heckled and manhandled and party volunteers thrashed by "motivated elements" masquerading as Delhi government employees.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident