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DRI seizes smuggled gold weighing 24.8 kg
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in a span of four days seized 24.8 kg of smuggled gold valued at Rs 8.58 crore, the agency said.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC seeks reply from Delhi, Centre on DCW's plea for protection to runaway couples
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday responded to a writ petition filed by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) and issued a notice to the Centre, Delhi Police and the Delhi government, asking them to extend security to couples with inter-caste marriages who were facing threats from their families and social vigilante groups.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka meets Railways terms for Bengaluru suburban service
Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS) Karnataka has agreed to meet the terms of Indian Railways for building the 161 km Bengaluru suburban project at Rs 23,000 crore, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said here on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Politics
PV Sindhu to fly in LCA Tejas at Bengaluru air show
Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS) India's ace badminton player P.V. Sindhu will fly in HAL's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at the ongoing Aero India air show here, an official said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Sports
Exploiting B'desh infrastructure, Tripura to be logistic hub in northeast India: Governor
Agartala, Feb 22 (IANS) Tripura Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Friday said that utilising the infrastructure of neighbouring Bangladesh, Tripura would be a logistic hub in the North-East comprising eight states.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
15 women among 32 dead in Assam hooch tragedy (Third Lead)
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) At least 32 persons, including 15 women, have died and over 40 others taken ill after consuming spurious liquor in two separate incidents in Assam's Golaghat and Jorhat districts, the police said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kashmiri journalist assaulted in Pune, no arrests
Pune, Feb 22 (IANS) In second such incident in three days, a journalist from Kashmir was assaulted by some unknown persons in Pune, even as the Maharashtra Police nabbed three Yuva Sena office-bearers at Yavatmal on Friday, officials said.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media,Politics
MCI secretary general resigns, new 'acting' head appointed
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Secretary General of Medical Council of India (MCI) Sanjay Srivastava has resigned from the post although the health and family welfare ministry has not issued any clarification on the step.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
FATF keeps Pakistan in 'grey' list
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday said Pakistan has not done enough to curb finances of terror groups, which means it continues to remain in 'the grey list', making it difficult for the country to get international loans.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Kashmir,Terrorism
Vistara-Japan Airlines enter into codeshare partnership
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Full-service domestic carrier Vistara and Japan Airlines (JAL) on Friday entered into a codeshare partnership intended to open more routes between India and Tokyo.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
A march for dignity: sexual violence survivors rise for their rights
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) For 34-year-old Varsha (name changed), a rape survivor from Ujjain Madhya Pradesh, 'Dignity March' was not a mere event, it was a movement she believed, which voiced her demand to live with dignity.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi receives Seoul Peace Prize, makes veiled attack on Pakistan (Third Lead)
Seoul, Feb 22 (IANS) In a veiled attack on Pakistan on cross-border terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that time has come for the global community to join hands to completely eradicate terrorist networks and their supply channels and to counter terrorist ideology.
2019-02-22
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy
Restaurant aggregators may be summoned over new FDI norms for e-commerce
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The government is likely to summon online restaurant aggregators like Zomato, Swiggy and Foodpanda soon to discuss provisions relating to the revised FDI guidelines on e-commerce segment, said informed sources on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Congress to offer comprehensive farm loan waiver, may cost Rs 2 lakh crore
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Congress will give a comprehensive loan waiver to farmers at the national level if it comes to power in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, party sources said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi government launches 'Connect Delhi' for Najafgarh
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday launched the first phase of the "Connect Delhi" initiative covering the Najafgarh area of the national capital.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
ISL: Sougou hat-trick hands Mumbai play-off spot
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Riding on a hat-trick by Moudou Sougou, Mumbai City FC drubbed ATK 3-1 and confirmed a spot in the Indian Super League playoffs at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,ISL
Seven Haryana cops suspended after two prisoners escape
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Seven Haryana Police personnel were placed under suspension on Friday after two prisoners escaped from police custody while being taken in a police van in Haryana's Jhajjar district.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's Forex reserves rises by over $150 mn
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves increased by $150.2 million during the week ended February 15, official data showed on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Three projects can stop India's share of water going to Pakistan
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The government has envisaged three projects to give intent to its decision to stop its share of water from three eastern rivers of the Indus system - the Beas, Ravi and Sutlej - from going to Pakistan.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Defence/Security
India has more options than war to punish Pakistan: Former Army vice chief
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India has more options than just war to deal with its unruly neighbour Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, former Vice Chief of Indian Army Lt. General Arvinder Singh Lamba said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
HC says no coercive steps against Pakistani woman asked to leave by MHA
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Centre not to take any coercive action against a Pakistani woman, who was asked to leave the country by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), till February 28.
2019-02-22
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Uma Nath Singh sworn in as first Meghalaya Lokayukta chair
Kohima, Feb 22 (IANS) Former Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court Uma Nath Singh was sworn in on Friday as the chairperson of Nagaland's first Lokayukta.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Shutdown in Arunachal turns violent, one injured
Itanagar, Feb 22 (IANS) Security forces on Friday fired tear gas shells and used water cannons to disperse protestors as day two of the 48-hour shutdown turned violent in the mountainous capital city of Arunachal Pradesh.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
AISA calls for boycott of Jamia ICC election
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A section of students at the Jamia Millia Islamia has called for a boycott of the polls for the election of an internal committee against sexual harassment alleging that the mode of election is undemocratic.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Tortoise thought to be extinct rediscovered after 113 years
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A tortoise presumed to be extinct since 1906 has been rediscovered in Galápagos Islands, a remote volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, during an expedition.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sexism exists not only in film industry but also globally: Vidya Balan
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Vidya Balan who is making her debut as a radio jockey with a new show that talks about various social topics including sexism, bullying, body shaming etc. on Friday said that sexism is a common phenomenon worldwide.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Only Kejriwal capable of taking on Modi: AAP
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh on Friday said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is the only leader in Delhi who is capable of taking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the entire Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha cabinet approves 'Khushi' to provide free sanitary napkins
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet on Friday approved Khushi scheme to provide free sanitary napkins to school girls across the state.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society,Business/Economy
Parliamentary panel to summon Facebook, WhatsApp besides Twitter
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Besides Twitter, the Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology (IT) will also summon Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram to hear them on alleged bias towards certain type of posts, panel chief Anurag Thakur said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Honorary doctorate for SRK: Not a policy to confer it on same person twice, says MHRD official
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The honorary doctorate to the Hindi film star Shahrukh Khan was rejected as per a policy followed by the government, an official of the Human Resource Development Ministry said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
EU to remain India's largest trading partner despite Brexit: Envoy
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Noting that the current bilateral trade between India and the European Union (EU) is of 100 billion Euros, Ambassador of the European Union to India, Tomasz Kozlowski on Friday said the EU would continue to be India's largest trading partner and the main source of Foreign Direct Investment.
2019-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
BSES-EESL join hands to offer Delhiites energy-efficient appliances
New Delhi,, Feb 22 (IANS) In a move to promote energy efficiency, Delhi power distribution company (discom) BSES on Friday signed an agreement on a strategic partnership with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) to launch a 12-month pilot "Energy Efficient Appliance Program".
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
IUML gets one Lok Sabha seat from DMK
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) The DMK and the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) on Friday reached an electoral agreement whereby the latter gets to contest in one seat in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Will defend Forest Rights Act: Tribal Affairs Ministry
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Tribal Affairs Ministry on Friday said that it will defend the constitutional validity of the Forest Rights Act in order to safeguard the interests of the tribals in the country.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Nifty50's Friday jinx moderates but remains unbroken
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The NSE's Nifty50 has not managed to break a recent jinx that lasted for over five consecutive Fridays till today, when one or more index-based stock was heavily hammered to the tune of over 10 per cent.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Number of voters in Telangana goes up by 14 lakh
Hyderabad, Feb 22 (IANS) The number of voters in Telangana has gone up by over 14 lakh since the Assembly elections held in December last year, officials said.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Share pledging rises across sectors: All's well with corporate India?
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Busting the notion that share pledging by promoters is on the rise in sectors such as energy and infrastructure where incidence of stressed assets is climbing, owners of companies across sectors, some relatively financially healthy ones, are using pledging to meet their urgent fund requirements.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
75 Rohingya Muslims arrested in Assam since 2009: Himanta
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) Blaming the agitation over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 in Assam for the rise in anti-India activities, state Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said that 75 Rohingya Muslims have been arrested in Assam since 2009, and that a network of sympathisers has come up in the state for the Rohingiyas.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
I am in a good place now, says fit-again Uthappa
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Fit-again Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Robin Uthappa, who is back in action after recovering from an ankle surgery, said "he is in a good place" at the moment after taking part in a Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament game.
2019-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
'LG's address in Delhi Assembly disappointing, lifeless'
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Calling the address of Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal in the Assembly "highly disappointing, lifeless and misleading", Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta on Friday said there was no commitment, newness and determination to lead the Government in the speech.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab minister strongly objects to probe ordered by Navjot Sidhu
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Friction between two cabinet ministers in Punjab was out in the open on Friday with one minister openly questioning how the other ordered an inquiry involving him in a prime land controversy in Ludhiana.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Global revulsion against terrorism railroaded China to accept Pulwama condemnation
United Nations, Feb 22 (IANS) China was railroaded by the strong international revulsion against terrorism to go along with the Security Council press statement condemning the Jaish-e-Mohammad's (J-e-M) suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district that killed 40 Indian security personnel.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Around 500 to shoot for 14 Tokyo Olympic quotas at ISSF World Cup (Preview)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Despite the scrapping of two of the 16 Tokyo Olympics quotas on offer, the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol New Delhi 2019 is all set for an exciting start with around 500 shooters from 60 nations gunning for glory at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range here from Saturday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Hypertension most common NCD screened at health and wellness centres in India
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Hypertension has been found to be the most common non communicable disease (NCD) which is screened across India in Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) followed by diabetes and cancer, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Allahabad Bank using Centre's capital infusion to come out of PCA
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) In a bid to come out of the Prompt Corrective Action framework, state-run Allahabad Bank on Friday said it has used the Rs 6,896 crore capital infusion fund, received from the Central government, to make loan loss provision in order to bring down the net NPA ratio and also to shore up its capital base.
2019-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Pakistan MP calls for peace, praises Kumbh
Prayagraj, Feb 22 (IANS) Advocating peace in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, a Hindu MP from Pakistan on Friday expressed hope that India and Pakistan would move forward in the direction of friendship.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
EU working to strengthen partnership with India in combating terrorism: Envoy
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Condemning the February 14 Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel, Ambassador of the European Union to India, Tomasz Kozlowski on Friday said the EU will continue to strengthen its cooperation with India in combating all sorts of terrorism.
2019-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Saudi Crown Prince meets Xi, $10 bn refinery deal signed
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday as Saudi oil company Aramco signed a pact to develop a $10 billion refining and petrochemical complex in China as 35 other economic deals worth $28 billion were inked by the two countries.
2019-02-22
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Government promoting silk production in northeast: Irani
Mokokchung, (Nagaland), Feb 22 (IANS) Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani on Friday said the government is trying to promote silk production on a large scale throughout the northeastern states.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Business/Economy
BCCI urges ICC to isolate Pakistan, undecided on World Cup boycott (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The BCCI has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to urge cricketing nations to boycott countries which sponsor terrorism but no decision has been taken if India should play against Pakistan in the World Cup after the Kashmir suicide bombing.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Gujarat wins thriller, Pujara stars again
Hyderabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Gujarat edged past Rajasthan in a thrilling one over Eliminator in a Group B clash while test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara starred again with the bat to help Saurashtra beat Madhya Pradesh by six wickets in Group C of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Award-winning international, Indian photojournalists exhibit works in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Winning entries of 2018 Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest opened for public viewing on Friday at an exhibition here organised by the Russian embassy and Russian news agency Sputnik News.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Spurious liquor laws made more stringent in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, Feb 22 (IANS) The Uttarakhand Assembly on Friday passed a bill to enact stringent laws in the wake of the recent hooch tragedy that left dozens of people dead.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bombay HC gives green signal to Sunburn Klassique EDM in Goa
Panaji, Feb 22 (IANS) A two-day electronic dance music festival Sunburn Klassique will be held in Goa from February 23 as scheduled, ruled the Bombay High Court bench on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP slams Congress for sponsoring caste analysis of martyred troopers
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The BJP on Friday slammed the Congress for politicising the Pulwama terror attack and accused it of sponsoring a report on the caste analysis of the CRPF personnel who died in the attack on February 14.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Now blind spots being detected on Gurugram roads
Gurugram, Feb 22 (IANS) In a bid to minimise road accidents, Gurugram police has taken an initiative to identify blind spots on different roads of the city, including the busy Delhi-Gurugram expressway.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Civil engineer in Bengal receives threat for saying 'no to war'
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) An engineer posted in West Bengal's Paschim Medinipur district was threatened for a social media post where he condemned war, police said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Kashmir
Rahul has asked Congress CMs to revoke amendments to land acquisition act: Jairam Ramesh
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi has asked the chief ministers of Congress-ruled states to revoke amendments made to the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (LARR) Act, 2013, in order to stop exploitation of farmers, former Union minister Jairam Ramesh said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
ED grills Vadra for 7 hours in money laundering case for fifth time
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday questioned Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, for over seven hours in a money laundering case, for the fifth time.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Business/Economy
I-League: 10-man Gokulam hold Lajong to 1-1 draw
Shillong, Feb 22 (IANS) Shillong Lajong held Gokulam Kerala FC to a 1-1 draw in their final home fixture of the I-League football match at the JLN Stadium here on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
I-League: Depleted Minerva host Neroca in penultimate home fixture (Preview)
Panchkula, Feb 22 (IANS) Defending champions Minerva Punjab FC are all set to host northeastern outfit Neroca FC in their penultimate I-League home fixture with pride in mind here on Saturday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Football
Eating junk food can raise risk of bipolar disorder, depression
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Feeling depressed? It's time to cut out the unhealthy junk food from your diet as it increases the risk of psychological disorders including bipolar disorder and depression, say researchers.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
PM should be ashamed of his behaviour: Rahul Gandhi
Tirupati, Feb 22 (IANS) Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was busy making a movie about himself even after receiving the news that 40 CRPF troopers were killed in a terror attack in Kashmir, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said Modi should be ashamed.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Government bans unregulated deposit schemes
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The government has issued the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance, 2019 to prevent chit fund scams and protect small investors.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
What led to dinosaurs' extinction?
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) An asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago reignited massive volcanic eruptions in India, and may have contributed to the dinosaurs' extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period, finds a study.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
AAP MP writes to PM over post-retirement jobs for judges
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) AAP Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding an end to the practice of post-retirement jobs for judges as it affects judicial neutrality. He cited specific instances of judgments influenced by outgoing Supreme Court and High Courts judges.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India is tired of your fake news: BJP to Rahul
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The BJP on Friday rejected Congress President Rahul Gandhi's claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was indulging "gleefully" in a photoshoot allegedly hours after the Pulwama attack and asserted that the photographs were taken in the morning.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Suresh Raina may be brand ambassador of UP poll panel
Ghaziabad, Feb 22 (IANS) The Ghaziabad administration has been asked to find out if cricketer Suresh Raina is ready to be the brand ambassador of the Uttar Pradesh poll panel.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Sports
Take steps to end attacks on Kashmiris: SC
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Chief Secretaries and Directors General of Police (DGPs) in states and union territories to take prompt action to prevent threats, assault, intimidation and boycott targeted at Kashmiris, especially students, in the wake of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
EU to end trade talks if US imposes car tariffs: Official
Bucharest, Feb 22 (IANS) The European Union will end trade negotiations with the US if the latter imposes tariffs on car imports, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Romania,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
China bans gender discrimination against women during recruitment
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) China has banned gender discrimination practices in recruitment to boost career opportunities for women.
2019-02-22
Category: International, China,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
China plays down UNSC reference on JeM
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) China on Friday downplayed the statement issued by the UN Security Council naming the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in the Kashmir suicide bombing, saying the "mention doesn't mean a judgment on the incident".
2019-02-22
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Millions dying of thirst will migrate to India: Shekhar Kapur to Gadkari
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) After Union shipping and transport minister Nitin Gadkari announced that the Indian government has decided to stop its share of river water from going to Pakistan, acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur said millions dying of thirst will migrate to India.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Centre withdraws notification giving more powers to Assam Rifles
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Friday withdrew a notification giving sweeping powers to Assam Rifles to conduct searches without a warrant and take people into custody in the non-Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) areas.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Telcos with 4G network will have to invest less for 5G services: TRAI
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in a white paper released on Friday said although deployment of the 5G network would require substantial investments, the operators which currently have 4G network would need a lesser amount of investment as they can use their existing 4G infrastructure for 5G services.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Delhi to host Russian cultural festival
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday announced that it will hold a three-day festival 'Moscow Days' in the national capital later this year to celebrate the bilateral ties between India and Russia.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Art/Culture/Books
HAL hands over 3 advanced light choppers to Indian Army
Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS) The state-owned defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd on Friday handed over the first three advanced light helicopters (ALHs) as part of the 22 ALH MK III contract to the Indian Army at the ongoing Aero India show.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
How do we ban the already banned, asks actor Sushant Singh
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh, General Secretary of the Cine and TV Artistes Association (CINTAA), feels the government needs to take some hard decisions and solid steps to isolate Pakistan rather than simply look towards the Indian entertainment industry for a ban.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bisht helps India eves win against England in first ODI
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) World champions England had their batswomen to blame as they made heavy weather of a small target and lost to India by 66 runs in the opening ODI at the Wankhede Stadium here on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
General Hooda's appointment in Congress acceptance of surgical strikes: Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A day after the Congress formed a committee on national security headed by Lt. General D.S. Hooda (retired), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said his appointment was grudging "recognition" and "acceptance" of the 2016 surgical strikes that India carried out to avenge the killing of soldiers in Uri.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
SC seeks response from Centre, Delhi government on shifting 7 militants to Tihar Jail
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the Centre and the Delhi government on a plea by the J&K government seeking the shifting of seven Pakistani terrorists from Jammu prison to Tihar Jail.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Beating Pakistan at World Cup better revenge than boycott: Gavaskar
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Pointing out that India will lose if it decides to boycott Pakistan at the ICC World Cup, the legendary Sunil Gavaskar asserted that the best revenge for the Pulwama terror attack will be to beat the arch rivals on the biggest stage cricket has to offer.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan Army warns India of 'surprise response' if war imposed
Rawalpindi, Feb 22 (IANS) Pakistan's Army on Friday accused India of sending war threats and warned of a "surprise response" if New Delhi initiated any aggression amid heightened tensions between the two neighbours following the Kashmir suicide attack.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Two suspected JeM terrorists held in UP, ATS gets two-day transit remand
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) Two terror suspects from Jammu and Kashmir were arrested from Saharanpur district in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, Director General of Police O.P. Singh said.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
GMR-Terna to build new airport in Greece
Hyderabad, Feb 22 (IANS) GMR Airports Limited, along with its Greek partner Terna Group, will develop the new international airport of Heraklion at Crete, Greece.
2019-02-22
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy
Will not allow rumours being spread to incite violence in Bengal: Mamata
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Slamming the central government for "making false promises", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the BJP and the RSS of spreading rumours to incite violence in the state and also said her government would not allow this.
2019-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Firecracker unit fire kills 4
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Four persons were killed and six injured when a fire broke out in a firecracker unit in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district on Friday, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rose Festival begins in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) The 47th Rose Festival began at the Rose Garden here on Friday, after paying homage to CRPF troopers who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Amarinder accuses Badal of enacting drama over sacrilege cases
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) A day after Akali leader Parkash Singh Badal taunted the Punjab Chief Minister that he was ready to be "arrested" over the 2015 scarilige cases and police firing, Amarinder Singh chided his political bete noire for "persistently indulging in theatrics."
2019-02-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Himachal avalanche: No trace of 5 missing soldiers
Shimla, Feb 22 (IANS) Rescuers on Friday failed to carry out search operation owing to inclement weather near the Tibet border in Himachal Pradesh, where a snow avalanche killed a soldier while five others went missing earlier this week.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two militants killed in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) Two militants were killed on Friday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Common toothpaste ingredient making antibiotics less effective: Study
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) A common ingredient found in toothpastes and handwashes could make antibiotics less effective in treating conditions like urinary tract infections (UTIs), which, if left untreated, can become life-threatening, say researchers.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Amit Trivedi feels it's all about right mentor, platform
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) National Award-winning composer Amit Trivedi says it is very important to have the right platform and mentor for an upcoming artiste.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mild earthquake in Himachal
Shimla, Feb 22 (IANS) A low-intensity earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale hit Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district on Friday, an official said. There was, however, no loss of life.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
IOC suspends India from hosting Olympic qualifying events
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) In a major setback for India, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday suspended all Indian applications to host future Olympic-related events until New Delhi guarantees in writing the entry of all participants.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
SJVNL generates record 100 billion units electricity
Shimla, Feb 22 (IANS) Public sector Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) on Friday created a record by generating a cumulative 100 billion units electricity in this fiscal from its 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri plant in Himachal Pradesh, which is the country's largest hydro project, the company said.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
Modi can turn impossible into possible: Yogi on Ram temple
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday reiterated that building a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya is a matter of faith for crores of Indians and therefore, a term like impossible cannot be used with regard to such issues.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
SC ruling brings succour to Kashmiris facing threats post Pulwama
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court's direction to Chief Secretaries and police chiefs of states and union territories to take prompt action to prevent threats, assaults, intimidation and boycott of Kashmiris, especially students, after the February 14 Pulwama suicide bombing is expected to provide them relief, particularly in the northern states.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players
London, Feb 22 (IANS) The governing body of world football FIFA on Friday confirmed that English Premier League club Chelsea have been banned from making any signings for the next two transfer windows after breaching rules over signing minors.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Assam hooch tragedy death toll rises to 25
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) At least 25 persons, including 15 women, have died and over 40 others have taken ill after consuming spurious liquor at a tea garden in Assam's Golaghat district, the police said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man Utd vs Liverpool makes spotlight in England this weekend
London, Feb 22 (IANS) This weekend may see the final of the Carabao Cup between Manchester City and Chelsea, but for most football fans, there is only one big game in England this weekend and that is what promises to be a no-holds barred showdown between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Indonesia to host MotoGP race for three years
Jakarta, Feb 22 (IANS) Indonesia will be one of the hosts of the MotoGP race for three years starting from 2021 after the country won its bid to host the international race, the country's Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said here on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Motorsports
ISL: Chennaiyin want to dash JFC's play-off hopes (Preview)
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) A desperate Jamshedpur FC need nothing less than three points to keep their Indian Super League (ISL) play-offs hopes alive as they take on bottom-placed Chennaiyin FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Saturday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Fake Rs 2,000, Rs 500 notes seized by BSF in Bengal, one held
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized fake Indian currency notes with a face value of Rs 47,000 in Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 denominations from West Bengal's Malda district and arrested one person, an official said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akali Dal condemns police deployment in Punjab schools
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal on Friday strongly condemned the decision of the Punjab government "to deploy heavy police force inside schools "for the implementation of the 'Padho Punjab Padhao Punjab' programme.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Politics
Saffron a promising herbal medicine for treating ADHD: Study
Tehran, Feb 22 (IANS) Saffron could be a promising herbal alternative for treating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), finds a pilot study.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Women again outnumber men in Mizoram voter list
Aizawl, Feb 22 (IANS) Women again outnumbered men in Mizoram's final voter list, which was published on Friday after a four-and-a-half month long summary revision.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Delhi amends building bye laws for enhanced fire safety
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Days after a fire tragedy killed 17 people at a hotel in Karol Bagh, the Delhi government on Friday approved 10 amendments to the Delhi Building Bye Laws 2016 to enhance fire safety.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tendulkar backs India to beat Pakistan in World Cup
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday backed India to play the June 16 World Cup match against Pakistan, saying he would "hate" to give the arch rivals two crucial points and help them in the marquee tournament.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
HSC exam paper leaked on social media in Odisha (Lead, correcting intro)
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) The question paper on the regional language Odia allegedly went viral on social media about an hour after the commencement of the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examination on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Politics
Important to adhere to governance norms: CEA
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Krishnamurthy Subramanian on Friday said it is important for the banks to adhere to governance norms, but it should also be ensured that bad judgment is not read as malafide intent.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
NEERI, CPCB to inspect site for 'waste to energy' plant in Agra
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to inspect the site where Agra Municipal Corporation has proposed to set up a 'waste to energy' plant.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
HC quashes Centre's ban on Lupin's anti-diabetic drug
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside a Central government notification restricting manufacture, sale and distribution of an anti-diabetic medicine by pharmaceutical company Lupin Ltd.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Police instructed to ensure safety of Kashmiris in Goa
Panaji, Feb 22 (IANS) Goa Police officers have been instructed to ensure the safety of people from Jammu and Kashmir residing in Goa, in the wake of attacks and acts of intimidation of residents of the conflict-ridden state, Director General of Police Muktesh Chander said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Sever cricket ties with countries supporting terrorism: BCCI writes to ICC
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Without naming Pakistan, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday urged the cricketing nations all over the world to sever ties with countries from which terrorism emanates.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
EC lodges police complaint over fake NRI voting news
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Friday lodged a police complaint against unknown persons for spreading "fake news" about non-resident Indians (NRIs) being allowed to vote online in the coming Lok Sabha elections.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
LG listed Delhi government's achievements during Budget Session
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday listed the achievements of the state government saying it is committed to the welfare of the people and its actions have added impetus to the development process in the city.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
EC team to visit J&K on March 4 and 5 to assess ground situation
Jammu, Feb 22 (IANS) An Election Commission team will visit Jammu and Kashmir on March 4 and 5 to assess the ground situation for holding the Lok Sabha and state Assembly polls in the state, officials said.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Government calls for increased investment by Asean companies in India
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have huge opportunities for cooperation, especially in the MSME sector, and Asean companies can increase their investments in India in areas like medical devices, fishing and ship-building, the government said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
HAL delivers three Dhruv choppers to army
Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS) State-run defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) on Friday delivered three Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH Dhruv Mk-3) to the Indian Army as part of its contract for making 22 of these.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Stalin, Rajinikanth call on DMDK leader Vijayakant
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin and actor Rajinikanth on Friday called on DMDK founder A. Vijayakant to enquire about his health.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Huawei to unveil its foldable 5G-enabled phone at MWC
Barcelona, Feb 22 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is set to unveil its first foldable smartphone at the world's biggest mobile fair - the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 that will kick off in Barcelona next week.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Spain,Business/Economy,Technology
22 dead in Assam hooch tragedy, many taken ill
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) At least 22 persons have died and over 30 others taken ill after consuming spurious liquor at a tea garden in Assam's Golaghat district, police said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Opposition meet to discuss common agenda postponed to Feb 27
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A meeting of opposition leaders to discuss a common minimum programme (CMP) has been postponed from February 26 to February 27, informed sources said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mulayam's flip-flops to benefit BJP and singe BSP-SP alliance?
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and founder of the Samajwadi Party (SP) Mulayam Singh Yadav continues to baffle his own party leaders and political observers alike by repeatedly making statements that can benefit the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) and embarrass his son and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
China: Forced aid entry into Venezuela can trigger conflict
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) China on Friday said that the forced entry of humanitarian aid into Venezuela could lead to conflict and warned that Beijing opposed military intervention in the country.
2019-02-22
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
President calls for giving back to society
Nellore (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 22 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday urged the people to give back to the society to help the underprivileged.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Congress opposes additional powers to Assam Rifles in NE
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) The opposition Congress Legislature Party (CLP) on Friday moved an adjournment motion in the Assam Assembly over the Centre's move to bestow additional powers on the Assam Rifles, and resorted to a walkout when the Speaker disallowed it on procedural grounds.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Blood of 40 slain CRPF troopers will not go in vain: Shah
Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu), Feb 22 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government will not let the sacrifice of 40 CRPF troopers to go in vain.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
HSC exam paper leaked on social media in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) The Mother India Language (MIL) question paper allegedly went viral on social media about an hour after the commencement of the annual High School Certificate (HSC) examination on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Politics
India's tour to Pakistan for Davis Cup not doubtful: AITA
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) India's tour to Pakistan for the Davis Cup Group 1 tie is not doubtful and the All India Tennis Association (AITA) has not requested for a change of venue in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Editors' Guild slams abusive trolling of journalists
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Editors Guild of India on Friday condemned the ongoing tirade of abuse and intimidation of mediapersons, especially women journalists, in the wake of their reporting and commentary in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Technology
Can Blockchain technology ensure safety of clinical trial data?
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Using Blockchain technology, researchers, including one of Indian origin, have created a novel system that could help ensure the integrity of data in clinical trials.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Diabetes linked to increased backache, neck pain
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) People with diabetes are more likely to suffer from low backache or neck pain as compared to a healthy person, say researchers.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Veteran Telugu filmmaker Kodi Ramakrishna dead
Hyderabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Well-known Telugu filmmaker Kodi Ramakrishna, best known for directing memorable films such as "Ankusam","Ammoru" and "Arundhati" among others, died here on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Kumar Sanu's daughter dedicates song to people with broken heart
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Shannon K, daughter of singer Kumar Sanu, has dedicated her latest single "Always" to people experiencing heartbreak.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Seven of family die in Bengal fire
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Seven people including two women and four children of the same family were charred to death in West Bengal's Purulia district in the early hours of Friday, police said. The reason for the fire has not yet been ascertained.
2019-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Raja Kumari unveils 'battle anthems'
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Grammy-nominated songwriter Raja Kumari, also a rapper, has released "Bloodline", which has "battle anthems".
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
SpotDraft raises $1.5mn in funding led by Binny Bansal-backed firm
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence-based legal tech start-up SpotDraft on Friday said it has received $1.5 million (around Rs 11 crore) in a pre-Series A funding round from a consortium of companies led by private equity (PE) firm '021 Capital'.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Japanese spacecraft lands on asteroid to collect samples
Tokyo, Feb 22 (IANS) Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft on Friday landed on the surface of an asteroid located 340 million km fromthe Earth to collect space-rock samples, a significant step in a complex mission to study the origin of life.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Japan,Science/Tech
Modi receives Seoul Peace Prize, makes veiled attack on Pakistan
Seoul, Feb 22 (IANS) In a veiled attack on Pakistan on cross-border terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that time has come for the global community to join hands to completely eradicate terrorist networks and their supply channels and to counter terrorist ideology.
2019-02-22
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Politics
'Total Dhamaal': Funny and entertaining despite a staid story (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Total Dhamaal"; Director: Indra Kumar; Cast: Ajay Devgn, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaaferi, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Esha Gupta, Boman Irani, Sanjay Mishra, Pitobash Tripathy, Mahesh Manjrekar; Rating: ***
2019-02-22
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
High oil price, inflationary fears subdue equity indices
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) High crude oil prices and fears of a rise in core inflation subdued the key Indian equity indices on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Move to stall AirAsia's international flight operations
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday moved an application in the Delhi High Court seeking direction to the Centre to stay an AirAsia India plea seeking permission to fly internationally.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
SC asks CBI if it wants to drag on the Lavalin appeal
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said that it would hold final hearing in April on a batch of petitions, including one by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), challenging the Kerala High Court order discharging Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and others in an alleged graft case involving the award of contract to a Canadian firm SNC-Lavalin for the repair of three generators.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Niti Aayog pushes banks to pass on RBI rate cut
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Government think tank Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Friday said banks are in a position to pass on interest rate cut benefits to the consumers and the industry.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
BCCI undecided on boycotting Pakistan at ICC World Cup
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The crucial BCCI CoA meeting on Friday failed to decide whether India should play against Pakistan in the upcoming ICC cricket World Cup in the United Kingdom in May-July in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Cricket is not Indian game, kabaddi should be promoted: Sushil Modi
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Senior BJP leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday said the cricket is not an Indian game, and kabaddi and football should be promoted.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Sports
Ex-J&K CMs welcome SC direction on Kashmiri students
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, two former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers, on Friday welcomed a Supreme Court direction on protection of Kashmiri students outside the state.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
CBI, ED to summon Chanda Kochhar, others soon
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The CBI and the ED are likely to issue summons for questioning former ICICI Bank CEO and MD Chanda Kochhar, her husband Deepak Kochhar and industrialist V.N. Dhoot in connection with the Rs 3,250-crore loan case involving the Videocon Group and ICICI Bank, CBI sources said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Appointment of judges to HCs much faster now: SC
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said the collegium recommendations for the appointment of judges to different High Courts was being cleared by the government and only 27 recommendations were pending.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
$2,000 Samsung foldable smartphone unfolds like a book
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Celebrating the first decade of its Galaxy 'S' series, Samsung has unveiled the first-of-its-kind foldable smartphone -- Galaxy Fold -- for $2,000 as a smartphone and a tablet folded into one device.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
India Ratings maintains stable outlook for auto sector in 2019-20
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Ratings agency India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has maintained a stable outlook on the auto sector, anticipating improving sales in the sector during the next fiscal over expectations of better liquidity in non-bank financial companies.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
AgustaWestland: Saxena's interim bail extended till Feb 25
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Friday extended the interim bail granted to Dubai-based businessman Rajiv Saxena till February 25 in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
#MeToo pushes Google to end forced arbitration for employees globally
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Intense protests over workplace misconduct and discrimination in the #MeToo era have finally brought the curtains down on the controversial forced arbitration policy at Google offices across the globe.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bankers' consortium finalising Jet's long term resolution plan: PNB
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Friday said the bankers' consortium is finalising Jet Airways' resolution plan for the long term as the lenders favour preserving the value of the airline.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tripura Assembly pays homage to CRPF martyrs
Agartala, Feb 22 (IANS) The Tripura Assembly's week-long budget session began here on Friday with the members, cutting across party lines, paying homage and expressing condolences over the martyrdom of 40 CRPF troopers in the Pulwama terror strike on February 14.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Terrorism
Congress to build Ram temple if it wins elections: Harish Rawat
Dehradun, Feb 22 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Harish Rawat on Friday said the party will launch sincere efforts to build a grand Ram Temple at Ayodhya if it comes to power after the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
From then to now: Inside the developments of 1960 Indus Waters Treaty
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The water distribution treaty between India and Pakistan that was brokered by the World Bank in 1960 to use the water available in the Indus system of rivers originating in India has come in the limelight once again as New Delhi has decided to stop the flow of its share of water from the three eastern rivers - Beas, Ravi and Sutlej - to Islamabad.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Telangana presents Rs 1.82 lakh cr interim budget
Hyderabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Fulfilling poll promises of unemployment allowance, hike in social security pensions and farm loan waiver, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday presented Vote-on-Account Budget for 2019-20 that has an expenditure of Rs 1,82,017 crore, an increase of 4 per cent over the previous year's Budget.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Ramos, Cuevas, Ruud, Djere advance to quarters in Rio
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 22 (IANS) Uruguayan tennis player Pablo Cuevas, Spaniard Albert Ramos, Serbia's Laslo Djere and Norwegian Casper Ruud have advanced to the quarter-finals of the Rio de Janeiro Open, the only ATP 500 tournament in South America.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Tennis
Keith Sequeira returns to anchoring
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actor-model Keith Sequeira is back to sports anchoring after five years.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
BCCI to write to ICC over boycotting Pakistan
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The crucial BCCI CoA meeting on Friday failed to find a consensus over playing against arch rivals Pakistan in the upcoming ICC World Cup in the United Kingdom.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
5G-enabled smartphone shipments to exceed 140 mn in India by 2025
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Shipments of 5G-enabled smartphones would exceed 140 million in India by 2025, a new report by technology market research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Glad I didn't get caught up in archetype of Bollywood heroine: Pallavi Sharda
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Actress Pallavi Sharda says she is glad that she did not get caught up in the archetype of the 'Bollywood heroine.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Srijit adamant on making film on Bose despite criticism
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) After being criticized by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grand nephew Chandra Kumar Bose over his upcoming film "Gumnami", filmmaker Srijit Mukherjee said he will make the movie even if he is sent to jail.
2019-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
North Korea warns of food crisis ahead of Trump-Kim meet
United Nations, Feb 22 (IANS) North Korea has warned that it is facing a food shortfall and issued an international appeal for help to combat it as the country has been forced to cut rations after drought and floods led to a poor harvest, worsening the impact of UN sanctions.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Congress to build Ram temple if it takes power: Harish Rawat
Dehradun, Feb 22 (PTI) Congress General Secretary Harish Rawat on Friday said the party will launch sincere efforts to build a grand Ram Temple at Ayodhya if it comes to power after the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Religion
Qlik to acquire Attunity for nearly $560 mn
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) To expand its enterprise data management solutions and enable real-time analytics, US-based data analytics and business intelligence platform Qlik on Friday announced that it is acquiring Boston-based software solutions provider Attunity for nearly $560 million.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Shell companies: e-filing details must for all firms
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Continuing with its crackdown on "fly by night and dummy" entities through stringent KYC regulations, the government has made it mandatory for over 12 lakh active registered companies in India to upload all their particulars including details of registered offices in an e-filing to the government.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Midnight drama before Maharashtra farmers suspend 'long march'
Nashik, Feb 22 (IANS) Dramatic developments, including an unprecedented post midnight 'peasant rally' addressed by Maharashtra Ministers, led to a mammoth "long march" of farmers from Nashik to Mumbai being called off early on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
New DNA-like molecule to aid search for alien life
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Scientists have synthesised a molecular system that, like DNA, can store and transmit information, suggesting there could be an alternative genetic system for life that may be possible on other worlds.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Prenatal plastic chemical exposure can affect kids' motor skills
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Using personal care products like moisturisers and lipstick - rich in toxic plastic chemical - during pregnancy can affect your baby's motor skills in adolescence, warns a research.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Photographer captures ecology integrated in human life, development
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) For photographer Juhi Saklani, life can persist in most unexpected places, like a grand tree braving traffic, pollution, and dirt of a busy Delhi road, what she exclaims as almost a "national monument". Displayed in 2019 Habitat Photosphere on 'Bhu/Earth', among many others, the trees photograph reminds humans of their oneness with nature.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Lifestyle/Fashion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
IOC suspends India from hosting Olympic qualifying events
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) In a major setback for India, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday suspended all Indian applications to host future Olympic-related events until New Delhi guarantees in writing the entry of all participants.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Upcoming book to lay bare propaganda of misinformation and hoaxes
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Misinformation has been weaponised in recent times with the objective of sowing the seeds of division, prejudice and hate among citizens, says Pratik Sinha, who has edited a riveting volume of essays that aims to present the real picture.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Delegates from 185 countries partake in Kumbh festivities
Prayagraj, Feb 22 (IANS) Two hundred and twenty delegates from 185 countries across the world landed in Prayagraj on Friday to take part in the ongoing Kumbh mela, an official said.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society,Religion
BJP MLAs disrupt LG's address, marshalled out
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Soon after the Delhi Assembly began its Budget Session, three BJP MLAs were on Friday marshalled out of the House for interrupting the welcome address by Lt Governor Anil Baijal.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hillary Clinton meets Biden over 2020 election
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met former Vice President Joe Biden to talk about the 2020 presidential election, the media reported.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Two suspected JeM terrorists held in UP
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) Two terrorist suspects from Jammu and Kashmir have been arrested from Sanaharnpur district in Uttar Pradesh, Director General of Police O.P. Singh said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Terrorism
Court tells Minerva FC to await I-League panel ruling on Srinagar match
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday told Minerva Punjab FC to await the ruling of a committee appointed by I-League on the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) refusal to postpone the match in Srinagar against Real Kashmir FC.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports,Terrorism
Five children die from 'food poisoning' in Karachi
Karachi, Feb 22 (IANS) Five children of a family died from suspected food poisoning on Friday after dining at a restaurant here, police said.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
More snow, rain lash Himachal
Shimla, Feb 22 (IANS) Intense cold continued to grip Himachal Pradesh on Friday with higher reaches experiencing more rainfall and snow, the weather office said.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ex-Bihar Minister gets 5 years in jail in coal tar scam case
Ranchi, Feb 22 (IANS) Former Bihar Minister Illiyas Hussain and four other accused were awarded five years imprisonment while a contractor was sentenced to seven years in jail in connection with a coal tar scam case by a special CBI court on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Aero India to celebrate 'Women's Day' in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS) A 'Women's Day' will be celebrated on Saturday at the biennial Aero India 2019 expo being held at the Yelahanka base of the Indian Air Force (IAF), said an air force official on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
PMO has 'no record' of Modi's media interactions: RTI
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) apparently has no records of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's media interactions for over four years, an RTI query revealed here on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Israel launches historic Moon mission
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Israel on Friday successfully launched its first privately-funded Moon lander from Florida in the US, becoming only the fourth nation to make a landing on the lunar surface.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Nike stocks plunge after NBA star's sneaker comes apart
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Nike stocks have plunged after basketball star Zion Williamson's sneaker split apart during a match.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Teachers, transport staff lay liege to Gujarat Assembly
Gandhinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) Thousands of fixed-pay teachers and employees of the Gujarat State Transport Corporation (GSTC) laid siege to the Gujarat Assembly here on Friday raising their oft-repeated demand of same-work-same-pay even as the police lathicharged them at several places.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Politics,Business/Economy
Modi is Prime Time Minister, not PM: Rahul
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling him 'Prime Time Minister' and said that when people were crying over the deaths in Pulwama, Modi was indulging "gleefully" in a photoshoot.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
JioSaavn only Indian company to make it to '50 Most Innovative Companies' list
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India-based global audio and music streaming service JioSaavn on Friday announced that it has secured the first rank India-wise and 28th rank globally in the 2019 list of "50 Most Innovative Companies".
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
HPE, Samsung collaborate to accelerate 5G adoption
Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS) Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Samsung Electronics on Friday announced a partnership to jointly provide solutions to help communications service providers (CSPs) accelerate 5G deployment.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
'Now You See Me' writer to develop 'The Wizard of Oz' new series
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) A new TV series set in the land of "The Wizard of Oz" is in development.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pulwama not a poll issue, but can't be ignored: Paswan (IANS interview)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan says the NDA does not want the Pulwama attack and subsequent developments to become an election issue but "it cannot be ignored" as he made it clear that the government "is as serious as the people of the country" after the terror attack.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AT&T pulls all ads from YouTube over paedophilia controversy
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) American telecommunications giant AT&T has pulled all advertisements from video-sharing platform YouTube as the latter is dealing with issues regarding predatory comments on videos of children, the CNBC has reported.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Eminem slams Netflix over cancellation of 'The Punisher'
Detroit, Feb 22 (IANS) Rapper Eminem has slammed online streaming platform Netflix for cancelling Marvel series "The Punisher."
2019-02-22
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Apple submits blueprint of foldable smartphone for patent
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) After Samsung showcased it $2,000 foldable smartphone here, Apple has submitted a blueprint of a bendable smartphone at the US Patent and Trademark Office, indicating Apple's progressive development towards building a foldable device.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
At least 12 dead in Assam hooch tragedy, many taken ill
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) At least 12 persons have died and over 30 others were taken ill after consuming spurious liquor at a tea garden in Assam's Golaghat district, police said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Opposition meet to discuss common agenda postponed to Feb 27
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Opposition meeting to deliberate on a common minimum programme (CMP) has been postponed from February 26 to February 27, sources said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cardi B stands by Khloe Kardashian amidst trolls
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B has come out in support of reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, who is being trolled by social media users after getting allegedly cheated by her beau Triston Tompson.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Telangana presents Rs 1.82 lakh cr interim budget
Hyderabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Proposing an unemployment allowance of Rs 3,000 per month ahead of elections, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday presented a Vote-on-Account Budget for 2019-20 that has an estimated expenditure of Rs 1,82,017 crore, an increase of 4 per cent over the previous year.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Politics
American-Bangladeshi rapper considers Rahman 'the Quincy Jones of India'
Pune, Feb 22 (IANS) Dhaka-born and New York-based rapper Anik Khan says A.R. Rahman has been one of his biggest influences and considers the Indian singer-composer the "Quincy Jones of India".
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Milo Ventimiglia calls Mandy Moore inspiring
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Actor Milo Ventimiglia is proud of his "This Is Us" co-star Mandy Moore for opening up about the emotional abuse she endured during her marriage to former husband Ryan Adams.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Captain Marvel: Breaking away from Marvel tradition
Singapore, Feb 22 (IANS) A female superhero, a woman director, an origin story in reverse and Nick Fury in a younger avatar, multiple firsts set the forthcoming "Captain Marvel", the first movie to release after the death of Marvel creator Stan Lee - apart from the traditional Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) entertainers fans have grown up on.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Singapore,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Hollywood,National
Rahul sets out on foot to Balaji shrine
Tirupati, Feb 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday set out on foot on a pilgrimage to the Lord Venkateswara Temple shrine here.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Miandad criticises BCCI for planning to bar Pakistan from World Cup
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Former Pakistan star Javed Miandad has slammed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for reportedly planning to bar Pakistan from the ICC ODI World Cup to be held later this year.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
2 suspected JeM terrorists nabbed in UP
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) Two terror suspects, owing allegiance to the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant outfit, have been nabbed from Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, Director General of Police (DGP) O.P. Singh said on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Poll bonds legalised crony capitalism, ban corporate donations: Ex-CEC (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The electoral bonds are a regressive reform that has further worsened the "problem of cronies running the country", says former Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi, who favours a complete ban on corporate donations to parties.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Avalanche damages 30 houses in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) Thirty houses were damaged by an avalanche that hit Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez border area. No casualties have been reported so far, officials said.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Modi donates Seoul Peace Prize money to Namami Gange fund
Seoul, Feb 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred the Seoul Peace Prize here on Friday. He dedicated the Prize to the people of India and donated its amount to the Namami Gange Fund.
2019-02-22
Category: International, South Korea,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Court may summon Jairam Ramesh in Doval defamation case
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Friday said it will on March 2 deliver its order whether Congress leader Jairam Ramesh will be summoned in a defamation case filed by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval's son Vivek Doval.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
American IS bride's father sues Trump administration over citizenship
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The father of a woman from Alabama, who left in November 2014 to join the Islamic State (IS) terror group, has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's administration over her American citizenship, seeking her return.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
Colin Crowell to face Parliamentary panel in India on Feb 25: Twitter
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Twitter on Friday confirmed that Colin Crowell, Global Vice President of Public Policy for Twitter, will face the Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology (IT) on February 25.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Politics
Musician Peter Tork dead at 77
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Veteran musician Peter Tork, better known as a member of the pop group The Monkees, is dead. He was 77.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Aaliya Siddiqui's next film titled 'Holy Cow'
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Aaliya Siddiqui, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's wife, is set to produce a film titled "Holy Cow", with a cow playing the central character.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Telangana announces Rs 25 lakh to kin of Pulwama attack victims
Hyderabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday announced Rs 25 lakh financial assistance each to kin of the 40 CRPF troopers killed in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Can't wait to see Sophie Turner as bride: Priyanka Chopra
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actress-producer Priyanka Chopra on Sophie Turner's 23rd birthday, said that she cannot wait to see the "Game of Thrones" star as a bride.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
What was PM doing 2 hours after Pulwama attack: Congress
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Raising questions on what Prime Minister Narendra Modi was doing in the immediate aftermath of the Pulwama attack, the Congress for the second day on Friday asked why he failed to mention the attack and its victims while addressing a rally in Rudrapur district of Uttarakhand just two hours later.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Take steps to end attacks on Kashmiris: SC
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Chief Secretaries and Directors General of Police (DGPs) in states and union territories to take prompt action to prevent threat, assault, intimidation and boycott targeted at Kashmiris, especially students, in the wake of the February 14 Pulwama attack.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
Six die in Bihar fire
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Six people, including four children of a family, were charred to death in Bihar's Gopalganj district when their thatched house caught fire due to a short circuit, police said.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bail set at $100,000, Smollett must surrender passport
Chicago, Feb 22 (IANS) A Chicago judge set a $100,000 bond for Jussie Smollett, as the "Empire" actor made his first court appearance.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi conferred with Seoul Peace Prize
Seoul, Feb 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred the 14th Seoul Peace Prize at a function here on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: International, South Korea,National,Diplomacy,Politics
'Haunting of Hill House' renewed as anthology
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) "The Haunting of Hill House" has been renewed as an anthology for the streaming website Netflix.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vadra appears before ED in money laundering case
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Friday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the fifth time in connection with a money laundering case.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Business/Economy
Of everyday vibes, teenage crushes, and a stolen van Gogh (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Flex your muscles with a self-help book that teaches you how to keep your motivation strong; get swayed by Manav Kaul's stories on teenage love; and, finally journey along with a conman extraordinaire as he tracks a stolen Vincent van Gogh painting -- to steal it himself.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Pakistan not concerned if India diverts water
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) In response to India's decision to stop the flow of its share of water from the Beas, Ravi and Sutlej to Pakistan, Islamabad said that it was not concerned if New Delhi diverted water of the three eastern rivers.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Google remembers Irwin, the crocodile hunter
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Google on Friday dedicated a doodle celebrating wildlife conservationist and television personality Steve Irwin's life and legacy, whom many grew up watching wrestling giant crocodiles in the Australian wilderness.
2019-02-22
Category: International, India,National,Environment/Wildlife
Withdrawal of MFN status may hit agri trade with Pakistan
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Indian government's decision to hike duty to 200 per cent on all imports from Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack is set to affect the already dwindling agri trade between the countries further.
2019-02-22
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Mueller report over Russian interference expected within weeks
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to deliver a report in the coming weeks on results of his ongoing investigation into the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, the media reported.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Lahore High Court moved for ban on Indian films
Lahore, Feb 22 (IANS) The Lahore High Court has been asked to put a complete ban on trade, exhibition and selling of Indian films in Pakistan to reciprocate a ban on Pakistani artists working in Bollywood in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Garlic, onion lower colorectal cancer risk: Study
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) Consumption of allium vegetables including garlic, onion and leek, is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, researchers say.
2019-02-22
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
India-Pakistan authors come together to re-trace a woman who belonged to both countries
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A timely book tries to point to how much India and Pakistan have in common. "The Begum: A Portrait of Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan, Pakistan's Pioneering First Lady," is authored by Indian poet-translator Deepa Agarwal and Pakistani writer Tahmina Aziz Ayub, with an insightful introduction by acclaimed Indian writer Namita Gokhale.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
IOC suspends India from hosting Olympic-qualifying events
Lausanne (Switzerland), Feb 22 (IANS) In a major setback for India, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday suspended all Indian applications to host future Olympic-related events until New Delhi guarantees in writing the entry of all participants.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports,Politics,Terrorism
Films 'provoke our thoughts' to bring change, says 'Son Rise' filmmaker
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Vibha Bakshi, whose documentary "Son Rise" emphasises on the involvement of men in ensuring gender equality, says that a movie or a moving image has the power to push the human mind to bring about a positive change in society.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,Bollywood
Act against terrorism: Modi tells global community
Seoul, Feb 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said here that the time has come for the global community to "come together" and "go beyond words" to act against terrorism, as he expressed his gratitude for South Korea's support in the wake of the Pulwama attack.
2019-02-22
Category: International, South Korea,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics,Business/Economy
First product of Apple's electric car project could be a van: Report
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) The first product of Apple's self-driving electric car project codenamed "Titan", could actually be an electric van instead of a car, the media reported.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Himachal avalanche: 5 soldiers still missing, bad weather hampers efforts
Shimla, Feb 22 (IANS) Rescuers on Friday failed to resume a search operation owing to inclement weather near the Tibet border with Himachal Pradesh, where a snow avalanche killed a soldier while five others went missing this week.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Warm Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) It was a warm and misty Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 16.0 degrees Celsius, five notches above the season's average, the weather office said.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
It's my second innings to everything: Manisha Koirala
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) From being a wife trapped in an unhappy marriage in "Lust Stories" to her portrayal as Nargis Dutt in "Sanju", Manisha Koirala is back with what she describes as her second innings, and wants to make the most of it.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Weather likely to improve in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) After two days of snowfall and heavy rain, the weather in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to improve on Friday, the Met Department said.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
World's largest bee spotted for the first time since 1981
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) A team of researchers spotted the world's giant bee which is as big as a human thumb, in Indonesia for the first time since 1981, the media reported on Friday.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Sensex, Nifty open flat; financials in red
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The Sensex and Nifty opened on a flat note on Friday as the key banking and finance stocks traded lower.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Google ends forced arbitration for employees globally
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) After facing intense protests over sexual misconduct and discrimination at workplace, Google has decided to end the forced arbitration policy for its employees.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
200 US troops to remain in Syria following pullout
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The White House has announced that a small contingent of US troops will remain in Syria following President Donald Trump's order for a "full" withdrawal of American military from the war-torn country.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Venezuela's Guaido visits Colombian border to receive aid
Caracas, Feb 22 (IANS) Venezuela's self-proclaimed Acting President Juan Guaido arrived on the country's border with Colombia to organise the entry of humanitarian aid that incumbent Nicolas Maduro rejects as a plot to create a pretext for US military intervention.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Venezuela,Diplomacy,Politics
Indian-descent man admits to multi-million dollar immigration fraud
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) A 70-year-old man of Indian-descent, who pretended to be a US government official, has admitted to running a multi-million-dollar immigration fraud that duped over 100 people, according to federal prosecutors.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Samsung Galaxy 'S10' smartphones in India from Rs 55,900
Gurugram, Feb 22 (IANS) Samsung India on Friday opened pre-booking for its newly-launched Galaxy 'S10' series smartphones that will start from Rs 55,900.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
2,600 foreign journalists to cover Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam
Hanoi, Feb 22 (IANS) At least 2,600 foreign journalists have registered to cover the second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un slated to be held here on February 27-28, a Vietnamese Minister has confirmed.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Media,Politics
Michael B. Jordan to be directed by Denzel Washington
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Actor Michael B. Jordan is in negotiations to feature in "Journal for Jordan", to be directed by Denzel Washington.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Japanese spacecraft lands on asteroid, takes samples
Tokyo, Feb 22 (IANS) A Japanese spacecraft successfully touched down on the asteroid Ryugu on Friday, which is some 340 million km from Earth, to take samples that could provide clues on the origins of the solar system.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Japan,Science/Tech
'Space Jam 2' gets 2021 release date
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) "Space Jam 2", a sports comedy by the Warner Bros, will hit the screens on July 16, 2021,
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed
Jammu, Feb 22 (IANS) The Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed on Friday for the third consecutive day due to fresh snowfall and landslides at some place of the strategic 300 km-long road, a traffic department official said.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
Nominee Alexandre Desplat to skip Oscar ceremony
Paris, Feb 22 (IANS) Alexandre Desplat, one of the five composers vying in the Best Score category of the Oscars, won't be able to attend the Academy Awards ceremony due to a recent throat surgery.
2019-02-22
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Gunfight in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) A gunfight erupted on Friday between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town, police said.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
China, Saudi to boost financial cooperation
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) China and Saudi Arabia on Thursday agreed to further boost financial cooperation, media reported.
2019-02-22
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Forced entry of aid to Venezuela could lead to war: Italian lawmakers
Rome, Feb 22 (IANS/AKI) The deadline set by US president Donald Trump and Venezuela's opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido for the military to allow humanitarian aid into the crisis-hit country could spark perilous conflict, Senators from Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement said on Wednesday.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Venezuela's Maduro welcomes medical supplies from Russia
Caracas, Feb 22 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday announced the arrival of 7.5 tons of medical supplies from Russia amid mounting pressure on him from the opposition to accept humanitarian aid from the United States and its allies.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Venezuela,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Politics
There is no one quite like Akshay Kumar, Kesari proves it
The trailer of Anurag Singh's Kesari is every bit that patriotic juggernaut that we expected it to be. It is passionate and bombastic, brimming over with nationalistic indignation as Akshay Kumar, plays a wizened but lionhearted Sardar Ishar Singh who along with 21 Sikh soldiers defeated an Afghan battalion of 10,000 soldiers.
2019-02-22
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump, Kim to meet one-on-one during summit in Vietnam
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will spend some time one-on-one next week at their second summit in Vietnam, White House officials said on Thursday.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Erdogan, Trump discuss US withdrawal from Syria over phone
Ankara, Feb 22 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump discussed the US withdrawal from Syria over phone late on Thursday, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Car bomb kills 20 in Syria: Monitor
Damascus, Feb 22 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed on Thursday when a car bomb went off in a town controlled by the Kurdish fighters in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Venezuela seals border with Brazil
Caracas, Feb 22 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday ordered the country's southern border with Brazil be sealed off, media reported.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Venezuela,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Norwegians are favourite targets of cyber crime: Report
Oslo, Feb 22 (IANS) Norwegians have become one of the favourite targets of cyber crime and are easier to be cheated than Swedes and Danes, newspaper Aftenposten reported on Thursday.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Norway,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Venezuela seals border with Brazil
Caracas, Feb 22 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday ordered the closing of the country's southern border with Brazil.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Venezuela,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
With China cooperating, UN Security Council condemns JeM's Pulwama terrorist attack
United Nations, Feb 22 (IANS) The Security Council in a show of unanimity on Thursday condemned in the "strongest terms" suicide bombing in Pulwama that killed 40 Indian security personnel and named the Jaish-e-Mohammad's (JeM).
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Kashmir,Immigration/Law/Rights
US-China trade talks resume in Washington
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Senior officials from the US and China gathered here on Thursday for a new round of trade talks, eight days before the deadline set by US President Donald Trump for reaching a deal to avert the imposition of higher tariffs on imports from the Asian nation.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Time will come when people's sentiments will have fulfilment: Rajnath
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said "time will come" when people's sentiments, their desires and expectations will have fulfilment.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
I'm crazy about my wife: Mark Consuelos
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Actor Mark Consuelos has been married to wife Kelly Ripa for almost 23 years, and he couldn't be more in love.
2019-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Saudi Arabia recognises India's position on Kashmir, concerns on terror'
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The joint statement issued during the visit of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was a very clear recognition of India's position on Jammu and Kashmir and shows a great deal of sensitivity to India's concerns on terrorism, sources said here on Thursday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Two companies, one platoon of PAC, 168 policemen protect UP Governor: RTI
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is preaching austerity and cutting down of government expense, Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik is being protected by two companies and one platoon of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and 168 security personnel, response to an RTI poser has revealed, the petitioner said on Thursday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Forced entry of aid to Venezuela could lead to war, say Italian lawmakers
Rome, Feb 22 (IANS/AKI) The deadline set by US President Donald Trump and Venezuela's opposition leader and self-declared interim President Juan Guaido for the military to allow humanitarian aid into the crisis-hit country could spark perilous conflict, Senators from Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement said.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Fashion designers, actors celebrate 100 years of Khadi
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Fashion designers such as Rohit Bal, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Rina Dhaka along with Bollywood actors Arjun Rampal and Aditi Rao Hydari celebrated the centennial of Khadi and presented the fabric as a style statement on the runway here on Thursday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
IOC scraps Olympic quotas from Delhi shooting World Cup
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) announced on Thursday that all the 16 quota places for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on offer at the shooting World Cup here have been scrapped due to denial of visas to Pakistan players.
2019-02-22
Category: International, India,National,Sports
Migrants to sue Italian PM, Minister in 'kidnapping' case
Rome, Feb 22 (IANS/AKI) A group of 41 migrants allegedly plans to sue Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte over a case in which 177 migrants were held on an Italian coastguard ship off Sicily for ten days in August and only allowed ashore when other nations agreed to take them.
2019-02-22
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pak judiciary robust, India has no case: Pak at ICJ
The Hague, Feb 22 (IANS) Presenting its case on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, Pakistan on Thursday claimed that it had a robust judicial system in its country and dismissed India's plea for repatriation of Jadhav as "devoid of legal merit".
2019-02-22
Category: International, Netherlands,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
'Saudi Arabia recognises India's position on Kashmir, concerns on terror'
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The joint statement issued during the visit of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was a very clear recognition of India's position on Jammu and Kashmir and shows a great deal of sensitivity to India's concerns on terrorism, officials said here on Thursday.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sikh group helps Kashmiri students travel back home
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Sikh non-profit organization Khalsa Aid has sent nearly 300 Kashmiri students from various places back to their home state following fear among them in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack on February 14 in which 40 CRPF troopers were killed.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Kashmiri students assaulted in Maharashtra, teacher asked to quit in Punjab (Roundup)
New Delhi/Yavatmal/Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Four Kashmiri students in Maharahstra have been assaulted while a Kashmiri teacher in a private university in Punjab said he was asked to quit on Thursday even as the Supreme Court said it may take up Friday a PIL seeking security for students from the Valley in wake of the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Reference to conditions for talks in joint statement reaffirms India's position: Ex-diplomats
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Even as there has been hard talk by the government over the Pulwama terror attack, a reference to the need to create necessary conditions for resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan in the joint statement issued during the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman indicated that talks continue to be an option if India's conditions are met.
2019-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Terrorism
10% quota Bill tabled in Uttarakhand Assembly
Dehradun, Feb 21 (IANS) The Uttarakhand government on Thursday tabled a Bill in the state Assembly to provide 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and higher education for economically weaker sections (EWS) in the general category.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Karnataka Cong MLA remanded to custody in assault case
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Karnataka Congress legislator J.N. Ganesh was remanded to 14-day judicial custody, a day after he was arrested in an assault case at a resort in the Ramanagara district, the police said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Seer performs symbolic 'shilanyas' of Ram temple in Kashi
Varanasi, Feb 21 (IANS) Jyotish and Dwarka Sharda Peeth Shankracharya Swamy Swaroopanand Saraswati on Thursday performed a symbolic 'shilanyaas' in Varanasi of the proposed Ram temple at Ayodhya.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
India well prepared for World Cup, says Ganguly
Greater Noida, Feb 21 (IANS) Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said that India have played good cricket in the last couple of months which makes them favourites to win the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup in England.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Jet seeks shareholders' nod for converting debt into equity
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Beleaguered Jet Airways on Thursday held an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to seek shareholders' approval for a Bank-led Provisional Resolution Plan (BLPRP) as part of which lenders will become the largest equity owners of the airline.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kashmiri varsity teacher in Punjab says forced to quit after social media post
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) A teacher from Jammu and Kashmir in a private university near Punjab's Jalandhar city said that he was "forced" to resign after a social media post linking him to comments regarding the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF troopers were killed on February 14.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Weak growth spurred RBI to cut rate; MPC considered bigger cut
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Weak growth impulses along with expectations of lower food and fuel prices led the Reserve Bank of India to cut its key lending rate earlier this month and change its monetary policy stance to "neutral," showed the minutes of the latest Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting released here on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Veterans stress covert operations in Pakistan to fight terror
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Condemning the killing of 40 CRPF troopers in the Pulwama terror attack last week, retired army men, police officers and former members of national investigation agencies on Thursday said India should conduct covert operations on Pakistan soil to destroy "important targets" and increase diplomatic pressure on Islamabad rather than getting into a full-fledged war.
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
Asaram's interim bail plea rejected
Jodhpur, Feb 21 (IANS) The Rajasthan High Court on Thursday rejected the interim bail petition of self-styled godman Asaram, who is serving life imprisonment in the Jodhpur Central Jail on rape charges.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
15 kg gold robbed from finance company firm in UP's Meerut
Meerut, Feb 21 (IANS) Unidentified, armed criminals stormed into a branch of the Manappuram Finance Company here on Thursday and fled with 15 kg of gold bars, biscuits and coins after threatening the employees there, police said.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bharat Rang Mahotsav concludes
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The 20th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav, international theatre festival, organised by the National School of Drama (NSD), concluded after staging plays in several Indian languages, along with nine folk and 15 foreign plays, here on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
BJP dubs Kejriwal king of U-turns, Cong raps Delhi CM
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused the Congress of not forging an alliance with his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Thursday attacked the AAP leader calling him a "king of U-turns".
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ISL: Bengaluru top ISL table again
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Ten-man Bengaluru FC flexed their muscle and sealed a spot at the top of the table in the Indian Super League (ISL) with a 3-0 win against FC Goa at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium, here on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football,ISL
Banks raise margin protection, headroom issues on RBI's rate cut transmission call
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Thursday met PSU and private sector banks CEOs and MDs to discuss rate transmission and persuade them to pass on the advantages after taking note of the non-passing of the benefits of lower interest rates to the consumers following a key policy rate cut by it recently while the banks are said to have raised their concern on protecting their margins to provide for the NPAs and banking operations which may be hit if they start passing on the full rate cut to the consumers.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
President repromulgates triple talaq ordinance
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Ending all speculation, President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday repromulgated the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, commonly known as the triple talaq ordinance, for the third time.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
After Samsung's big 5G push, Trump demands 6G from US companies
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) A day after South Korean giant Samsung launched Galaxy S10 5G smartphone at a packed event here, US President Donald Trump on Thursday said American companies must step up their efforts or get left behind.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Upset with Congress ministers, over two dozen MP legislators form 'club'
Bhopal, Feb 21 (IANS) Over a dozen legislators, including from the Congress, are said to be upset with ministers of the Kamal Nath-led Madhya Pradesh government, and have come together to form a 'club,' sources said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
India decides to stop water to Pakistan
Baghpat/New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) After withdrawing the most favoured nation (MFN) status and slamming a 200 per cent import duty, India on Thursday decided to stop the flow of its share of water from the three eastern rivers -- the Beas, Ravi and Sutlej -- to Pakistan.
2019-02-21
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Politics
NIA raids at 10 places in LWE terror funding case
Kolkata/Ranchi, Feb 21 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday carried out raids at 10 places in many cities of West Bengal and Jharkhand in connection with probe into the Left wing extremist (LWE) terror funding case, officials said.
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Revamp of UN Security Council stressed
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The United Nations must do more to end violence and forced displacement. A move in that direction will include restructuring of the Security Council and norms for grant of veto power, experts said at a day-long conference on the 'Future of United Nations' at the O.P. Jindal Global University, here on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Education
Pakistan re-imposes ban on Hafiz Saeed's JuD, charity arm
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday re-imposed a ban on the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), formed by Hafiz Saaed to sidestep the ban on his Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), and its charity arm, the Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
No-deal Brexit to hike food prices, warn UK retailers
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Three leading UK retail bodies have come together to issue a stark warning to the British government that a no-deal Brexit would hit food prices and consumer wallets, according to a media report.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Pan-India survey to assess efficacy of police to begin in March
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) With an aim to strengthen the good governance practices in the police, the Union Home Ministry here on Thursday commissioned the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) to conduct a pan-India survey called "All India Citizens Survey of Police Services."
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM highlights India progress in Seoul
Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India has seen rapid transformation over the last four years and is now seen as the brightest spot in the world. He is here to receive the Seoul Peace Prize on Friday.
2019-02-21
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Surya Kiran pilot cremated in Haryana with military honours
Hisar (Haryana), Feb 21 (IANS) Air Force pilot Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi was cremated in Haryana's Hisar town on Thursday with full military honours.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
BSF officer shoots himself dead in Poonch district
Jammu, Feb 21 (IANS) A junior Border Security Force officer on Thursday shot himself dead in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Ravi river dam project decision taken in December last
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Even as Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari announced the decision to stop to Pakistan India's share of waters from eastern rivers, it has emerged that the Union Cabinet had taken a decision in December last on implementation of Shahpurkandi Dam national project on river Ravi in Punjab that would involve "minimising" flow of water to Pakistan.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
TDP begins announcing candidates for Andhra Assembly polls
Amaravati, Feb 21 (IANS) Taking a cue from Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, his Andhra Pradesh counterpart and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu has started announcing candidates for Assembly elections well in advance.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
MP Police raises Rs 7.5 cr for Pulwama martyrs' kin
Bhopal, Feb 21 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh Police has raised a fund of Rs 7.5 crore to provide financial aid to the families of martyrs killed in a suicide attack in Pulwama of Jammu and Kashmir last week.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
New petrol pumps to create lakhs of jobs: Pradhan
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said his ministry has provided 13 crore LPG connections in less than 5 years, which is equivalent to the number of connections in the first 60 years since Independence.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
LG reviews poll readiness of Delhi Police
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal here on Thursday asked the police to take steps to check movement of illicit cash and liquor.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
MP farmers to be debt-free in 15 days: Kamal Nath
Bhopal, Feb 21 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday said loans of 25-30 lakh farmers in the state will be completely waived off in another 15 days.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Many Saudi women exploit mobile app to travel abroad
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Feb 21 (IANS) Many women in Saudi Arabia manipulate a cellphone application Absher that monitors their location for the benefit of their male guardians in order to travel out of the country, a woman said in an interview.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
General who led surgical strikes to head Congress task force on national security
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Army's former Northern Command chief D.S. Hooda, who directed the 2016 cross-LoC surgical strikes, will now be heading a task force on national security at the behest of the Congress.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
SC commutes death sentence for 'unexplained delay' in forwarding mercy petition
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of a man who murdered his wife and five children after rapping the Madhya Pradesh government for it "unexplained" delay of four years in forwarding his mercy petition to the Centre, leading to almost five years in deciding it.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
SIT summons ex-Punjab DGP in sacrilege, firing cases
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini has been summoned by the Punjab Police Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the cases of sacrilege and firing incidents in Punjab in 2015.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
EPF rate hiked to 8.65% for 2018-19 by EPFO board
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) board here on Thursday raised the interest rate on Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) by 10 basis points to 8.65 per cent for 2018-19. It will benefit around 5 crore people of the salaried class.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Country headed for coalition government, but Modi's farm income scheme could spring surprise: Brokerages
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The country may be heading towards a coalition government after the upcoming general election if reports prepared by different foreign brokerage firms are to be believed.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Don't push Kashmiri students into quagmire by boycotting them: Azad
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Expressing concern over reported attacks on Kashmiri students in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, senior Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday appealed people to not push Kashmiris "back into quagmire" by boycotting or thrashing them.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
BJP likely to replace 3 dozen MPs in UP
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to repeat its Gujarat model in Uttar Pradesh for the coming Lok Sabha elections by replacing a number of sitting MPs with new faces.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Diego Costa boosts Atletico's return to its essence
Madrid, Feb 21 (IANS) Spain forward Diego Costa was the big surprise in the Atletico Madrid starting lineup against Juventus in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 and his contribution was a big morale boost that helped the Spanish team to win 2-0 against the seven-time Serie A defending champion.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
2,140 cases against travel agents in Punjab
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) The Punjab government has cracked down in a big way on unscrupulous travel agents and registered 2,140 cases under various Acts since it came to power in March 2017, a Minister told the Punjab Assembly on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
President gives assent to Stamp Act amendments
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The budget proposal to streamline the collection of stamp duty levied on securities has become operational with President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday giving his assent to the amendments to the Indian Stamp Act, 1899, introduced as part of the Finance Act, 2019.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Pakistan re-imposes ban on Hafiz Saeed's JuD, charity arm
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday re-imposed a ban on the Jamaatud Dawa (JuD), formed by Hafiz Saaed to sidestep the ban on his Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), and its charity arm, the Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
LCA ready to replace Mig-21 but flies behind new-gen fighters (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The home-built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has finally become what it was aimed to be -- a replacement for Soviet-era Mig-21.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Lok Sabha election key priority for us: Twitter
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Twitter on Thursday said the 2019 Lok Sabha election is a key priority for the company and it deeply respects the integrity of the election process while being committed to provide a service that fosters and facilitates free and open democratic debate.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
England recall Malan, Billings for Windies T20Is
London, Feb 21 (IANS) England have recalled batsmen Dawid Malan and Sam Billings, while resting Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler for the upcoming three-match T20I series against the West Indies.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Lockheed Martin pitches F-16 Falcon fighter in new avatar for Indian order
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) With the competition for an IAF order of 110 combat jets hotting up, US aerospace major Lockheed Martin has presented its single-engine supersonic multirole F-16 Falcon in the new avatar of what it says "tailored" for India F-21 fighter.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Congress trying to weaken AAP in Delhi: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday attacked the Congress for allegedly trying to weaken the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi by not allying with it in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US Ambassador opens photo exhibition on 10 years of Hyderabad Consulate
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster opened a photo exhibition, commemorating 10th anniversary of the US Consulate General in Hyderabad, here on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: International, India,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
70 killed, 40 hurt in Dhaka apartment fire
Dhaka, Feb 21 (IANS) As many as 70 people, including women and children, were killed and 40 injured in a massive fire that tore through apartment buildings and chemical warehouses in the old part of Bangladesh capital Dhaka, officials said.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: Mumbai hope to turn it around against desperate ATK
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) ATK and Mumbai City FC have everything to play for as they chase a place among the top four in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Friday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,ISL
Governor: Nagaland government committed to facilitate early resolution to the Naga insurgency
Kohima, Feb 21 (IANS) Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Thursday said the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party-led People's Democratic Alliance (PDA) government is committed to facilitating an early resolution for the vexed Naga insurgency through a negotiated agreement.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Pema Khandu made historic, transformational changes: Arunachal Governor
Itanagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brigadier (Retired) B.D. Mishra on Thursday said that Pema Khandu-led government has made historic, transformational, systemic, and structural changes during the past two-and-a-half years' period in the State.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Actor Vinny Vella, known for gangster roles, dead at 72
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) "Casino" actor Vinny Vella, who starred in several other gangster movies, is dead at 72. He was battling cancer.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ready to face arrest, says Badal
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) With the top leaders of the Congress government in Punjab, including Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, saying recently that "bigger names" could emerge in the investigation being conducted into the sacrilege cases and the police firing incidents of 2015, former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Thursday that he has offered himself for arrest.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Haryana JD-U leader joins Congress
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Janata Dal-United's (JD-U) Haryana unit chief Rao Kamalbir Singh on Thursday quit his party to join the Congress in the presence of senior Congress leaders here.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India, Bangladesh to step up vigil on frontiers to curb crime, illegal movement
Agartala, Feb 21 (IANS) Border guards of India and Bangladesh would further intensify vigil to curb crimes, cross-border movement and other illegal activities, a senior Border Security Force (BSF) official said here on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Four Bangladeshis, one Indian held with 300 kg beef in Meghalaya
Shillong, Feb 21 (IANS) Four Bangladeshi nationals and one Indian were arrested on Thursday for possessing 300 kg of beef worth Rs 90,000 in Muktapur area which is on the edge of the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya's West Jaintia Hills district.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
B-Town celebs mourn Raj Kumar Barjatya's demise
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Raj Kumar Barjatya who produced popular films like "Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!" and "Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United" under the Rajshri Productions banner died at a hospital, here on Thursday. He was cremated at a crematorium in Worli.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Will ensure full statehood for Delhi in 2 years: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said he will ensure that Delhi gets full statehood in two years and within the next 10 years everyone in the city will have a house.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sweeper arrested for assaulting minor in Gurugram school
Gurugram, Feb 21 (IANS) A three-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a sweeper in the toilet of a private school here, police said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: Lajong, Gokulam gear up to salvage pride (Preview)
Shillong, Feb 21 (IANS) In what could be a battle to grace the relegation and finish as high as possible in the I-League table, Shillong Lajong FC will take on Gokulam Kerala at the JLN Nehru Stadium, here on Friday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
Winter will stretch to the first week of March: Experts (Weather Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) This is usually the time of year when people in north India begin packing away their woollens as the days and nights warm up but experts say the winter season is expected to continue till the first week of March.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
SC to consider plea for recall of Rafale verdict
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday agreed to consider a petition seeking a recall of its verdict that gave a clean chit to the government's acquisition of 36 Rafale fighter jets and initiation of perjury proceedings against officials, who allegedly misled the court by giving false evidence and suppressing information.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Military action against Pakistan won't help India: CPI-M
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) It is doubtful if military action against Pakistan will serve the strategic purpose of curbing terrorism propped up by Islamabad, the CPI-M has said.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
BJP alleges scam in Bengal crop procurement, demands CBI probe
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha on Thursday alleged corruption in procurement of paddy from farmers in West Bengal and demanded a CBI inquiry into the scam.
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ex-Punjab police officer sentenced to 10 years jail
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Superintendent of Police (SP) of Punjab Police, Salwinder Singh, was on Thursday sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment in a case of rape registered against him.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC notice to Centre over death penalty under SC/ST Act
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notice to the Centre on a petition filed by a law student challenging the constitutionality of mandatory death sentence prescribed under a provision of the SC/ST Act.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Terming Gumnami Baba as Netaji a sinister campaign, must be probed: Bose family
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Accusing the Delhi based non-profit organisation Mission Netaji of running a "sinister campaign" to taint Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's image by claiming that the leader lived in Uttar Pradesh as a hermit named Gumnami Baba, the members of Bose's family on Thursday urged the Centre to release all Intelligence Bureau (IB) files on the recluse.
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Telangana cabinet approves Vote-on-Account budget
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) The Telangana cabinet on Thursday approved the Vote-on-Account budget for 2019-20, which will be presented in the state Assembly on Friday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
CoA meet to discuss playing Pakistan in World Cup
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The subject of playing Pakistan in the ICC World Cup is likely to top the agenda when the two-member Supreme Court appointed BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) meets here on Friday as calls for boycotting the neighbour in the marquee tournament in the United Kingdom have come from all quarters.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Saudi Crown Prince arrives in China
Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in China on Thursday on the last leg of his Asia tour that earlier took him to Pakistan and India in an attempt to build ties and clinch deals as the kingdom faces a diplomatic chill in the West following journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder.
2019-02-21
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Inclement weather in Himachal hampers search for five soldiers
Shimla, Feb 21 (IANS) Rescuers on Thursday resumed a search operation but inclement weather hampered it near the Tibet border with Himachal Pradesh where a snow avalanche killed a soldier while five others have gone missing.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
'Sunny Leone' tops Bihar job merit list, actress congratulates
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) As news of an aspirant named Sunny Leone topping the merit list for recruitment of junior engineers in the Bihar Public Health Engineering Department went viral, Bollywood actress Sunny Leone expressed her happiness at her namesake's performance. However, officials said the aspirant Sunny Leone had not been recruited.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education,Politics
SC appoints Justice Jain as BCCI Ombudsman
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) AThe Supreme Court on Thursday appointed its former judge Justice D.K. Jain as BCCI's first Ombudsman for the resolution of disputes arising in the apex cricketing body in the course of administration of its affairs.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
Cement workers' pay to rise by Rs 5,000 as CMA, unions sign wage pact
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Cement Manufacturers' Association (CMA) has signed with major trade unions a new wage settlement pact, which would increase the gross monthly pay of cement employees by Rs 5,000.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Furore as Kashmir students attacked in Yavatmal
Yavatmal (Maharashtra), Feb 21 (IANS) Barely five days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here, four Kashmiri students were threatened, attacked and humiliated, allegedly by some Yuva Sena activists, sparking widespread condemnation.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Politics,Terrorism
UPPSC examination: CBI registers PE to probe nepotism allegations during Mayawati rule
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) In yet another trouble for the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, who was Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister from 2007 to 2012, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a preliminary enquiry involving unknown officials of the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) and others for nepotism, alleged irregularities and misconduct in the 2010 examination of 250 posts of additional private secretary (APS).
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
AGP sets up panel to devise strategy for LS polls
Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) Assam's Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), which broke its alliance with the BJP over the Citizenship bill, has set up a nine-member committee to devise its strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, a party leader said on Thursday
2019-02-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Syed Mushtaq Ali: Jharkhand, Kerala start on winning note
Vijayawada, Feb 21 (IANS) On the first day of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, an all-round effort helped Jharkhand edge past Delhi by three runs in a group A match here on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Imran orders Pakistan Army to 'respond to aggression by India'
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday told the Pakistan Army to respond "decisively and comprehensively" to any aggression or misadventure by India amid rising tensions between the two neighbours after a Kashmiri suicide bomber killed 40 CRPF personnel.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Madhuri hasn't changed at all over the years: Anil Kapoor
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) "Would you believe, Ive done 18 films with Madhuri Dixit," exclaimed Anil Kapoor as he spoke about how the actress hasn't changed at all over the years -- something he has realised after teaming up with her once again in Indra Kumars "Total Dhamaal".
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Week growth pointers spurred MPC to cut key rate
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Weak growth impulses along with expectations of lower food and fuel prices led to change in the country's monetary policy stance to "neutral", according to the minutes of the latest Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting released here on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
India decides to stop water to Pakistan
Baghpat/New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Continuing its tough stance in the wake of Pulwama terror attack, India on Thursday decided to stop its share of water from the three eastern rivers --the Beas, Ravi and Sutlej -- to Pakistan.
2019-02-21
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Gwyneth Paltrow files countersuit in skiing case
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has filed a countersuit against a man who has accused her of crashing into him and causing him serious injuries while skiing on a Utah mountain in 2016.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Director Rima Das to be showstopper at fashion event
Gurugram, Feb 21 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Rima Das will turn showstopper for designer Tara Bhuyan at a fashion event.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Haryana,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
People living along international border in J&K to get reservation benefits
Jammu, Feb 21 (IANS) The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here on Thursday, has approved reservation benefits to people living along the international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
59 lakh fake voters in Andhra: YSR Congress
Amravati, Feb 21 (IANS) With an Election Commission (EC) team visiting Andhra Pradesh to audit the state voter list, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Thursday instensified its attack on the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP), claiming over 59 lakh fake voters had been added to the list at its behest.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
We love all languages as we don't believe in divisive politics: Mamata
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed love for all languages while strongly voicing dissent against the attacks on Kashmiris and against all divisive voices.
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Rahul to set up task force on national security
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi is going to set up a task force on national security headed by a retired Lt. General of the Indian Army, the Congress said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Findings of studies on black money to be made public
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The findings of three studies on the quantum of black money in India as well as that stashed abroad may soon be made public.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Jharkhand CM launches Rs 100-crore Sweet Revolution scheme
Ranchi, Feb 21 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Thursday launched the first phase of the Rs 100-crore Sweet Revolution Scheme under which 1,207 farmers will be given Rs 1 lakh for bee keeping.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Can Samsung meet Apple's fate with expensive Galaxy 'S' series smartphones?
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) South Korean giant Samsung that celebrated 10 years of the existence of its Galaxy 'S' series by unveiling 3 premium devices in San Francisco on Wednesday, has followed Apple's footstep when it comes to pricing.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Six held for cheating housewives in Manipur
Imphal, Feb 21 (IANS) Members of a civil society organisation at Moreh -- the border town of Manipur -- on Thursday rounded up six persons hailing from Bihar on the charge that they cheated several women in Nagaland, Manipur and some other states in this region.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
International Mother's Language Day observe in Tripura
Agartala, Feb 21 (IANS) The International Mother's Language Day was observed in Tripura on Thursday with colourful processions, functions, discussions, seminars and other programmes.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
TV must look beyond 'sati savitri' roles for women: Himani Shivpuri
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Veteran actress Himani Shivpuri, who started her career in showbiz with TV show "Humrahi" over 25 years ago, feels the small screen has not explored much in terms of roles for women.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Airtel tops in download speed during December-January: Report
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Airtel ranked top among the telecom operators in the country in terms of 4G download speed with an average speed of 8.6 megabits per second (Mbps) during the December 2018-January 2019 period, according to a report.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Learning another language can be very educative: President
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi and said that learning the language of another state helped both the individuals and the country.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Will ensure full statehood for Delhi in 2 years: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said he will ensure that Delhi gets full statehood in two years and within the next 10 years, everyone in the city will have a house.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India decides to stop water to Pakistan
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India on Thursday decided to stop its share of water from the eastern rivers to Pakistan.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Vice President calls for making mother tongue compulsory subject
Nellore (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 21 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday appealed to all state governments to make the mother tongue a compulsory subject up to primary school.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Vadra takes dig at ED officials' fitness
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Under the Enforcement Directorate (ED) lens in connection with a money laundering case, Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday took a dig at the fitness of the officials and shared health and style tips.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cannot match up to Kishore Kumar: Ali Zafar
Karachi, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistani actor Ali Zafar says he cannot feature as legendary playback singer-actor Kishore Kumar in a prospective biopic as he feels he cannot match up to the late genius' talent.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Give reasons for cancellation of Daati Maharaj's bail, HC tells CBI
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to give reasons for seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted to self-styled godman Daati Maharaj in a rape case.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Learning language of another region an asset: Kovind
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said that learning the language of another region is educative and an asset.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Bengal celebrates International Mother Language Day
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) West Bengal on Thursday observed the International Mother Language Day with floral tributes, processions and cultural programmes as people remembered the martyrs who laid down their lives for the cause of the Bengali language in Dhaka (then in East Pakistan) in 1952.
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Mainstream politicians decry withdrawal of security, separatists call it 'non-issue'
Jammu, Feb 21 (IANS) While mainstream politicians on Thursday said withdrawal/downgrading of their security cover would make them vulnerable to attacks, separatist leaders have dismissed the decision as a 'non-issue'.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Digital panel approves moentisation of BharatNet assets through lease, auction
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Digital Communications Commission, the inter-ministerial panel of DoT, has given in-principle nod for monetisation of fibre assets of the Pan India broadband connectivity project, BharatNet, so that these can be offered to private telcos through auction, lease or by outright sale.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Technology
Odisha government to implement PM-KISAN scheme
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday said it will implement the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme and cooperate with the Central government to extend benefits to the farmers.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Delhi government extends support to protesting employees
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday met the protesting employees of the Delhi government and promised them that he would take up their demands with the Lt Governor and the Union Home Minister.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Serbian PM's same-sex partner gives birth to baby boy
Belgrade, Feb 21 (IANS) The same-sex partner of Serbia's Prime Minister Ana Brnabic has given birth to a boy in what the Prime Minister's office called a "historic event" in a country that does not recognize gay marriage.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Kareena to front immunisation campaign, says women literacy vital
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who has been appointed ambassador for the Swasth Immunised India campaign, says educating the women will help in spreading awareness about the initiative of child vaccination in the most impactful way.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Bollywood
Jason Reitman reacts to 'Ghostbusters' backlash
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Jason Reitman, after facing criticism for not considering the 2016 film of the "Ghostbusters" franchise while helming the next instalment, has said he did not have any intentions to hurt anyone.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Congress using Imran Khan's language: Ravi Shankar Prasad
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday accused the Congress of weakening the morale of the nation and said that the language of the party bore a "striking resemblance" to that of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Army Chief flies in Tejas, LCH
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday flew in indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) at the Aero India 2019 air show here.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
'Dafli wale...' makes Jaya Prada feel nostalgic
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Jaya Prada got nostalgic while shooting for a dance show where a contestant performed on the hit song "Dafli wale dafli baja", which was picturised on her years ago. The veteran actress said the song wasn't even going to feature in the 1979 movie "Sargam".
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Plan to monetise BharatNet assets approved
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Digital Communications Commission (DCC), the inter-ministerial panel of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), has given in-principle nod for monetisation of fibre assets of BharatNet.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Mulayam questions logic behind SP-BSP seat sharing formula
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) On a day that the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced the seat allocation formula for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav said that the party he founded 27 years back had been given a raw deal.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
SP-BSP alliance announces seat division for LS polls
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Over a month after announcing an alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced the allocation of seats to each partner on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Pulwama fallout: SC to hear pleas seeking security for Kashmiri students
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Friday a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction to the Centre and the state governments to protect Kashmiri students, being targeted across the country in the wake of Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
Ex-Visva Bharati VC, registrar & teacher get 5-year jail for forgery
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Vice-Chancellor of Visva Bharati University Dilip Kumar Sinha and ex-Registrar Dilip Kumar Mukherjee were sentenced to five years' rigorous imprisonment in a case of conspiracy and forgery by a lower court in the Birbhum district on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
SC appoints Justice Jain as BCCI Ombudsman
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday appointed its former judge Justice D.K. Jain as BCCI's first Ombudsman for the resolution of disputes arising in the apex cricketing body in the course of administration of its affairs.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
Actor Ram Yashvardhan turns fitness guru for fans
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) "Ek Thi Rani Ek Tha Raavan" actor Ram Yashvardhan likes to share fitness tips with his fans online.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Pakistani journalist launches #AntiHateChallenge condemning Pulwama attack
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Amid the hate and tensions, an independent Pakistani journalist, Sehyr Mirza, has begun an #AntiHateChallenge on Facebook, condemning the Pulwama suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir which killed 40 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Technology,Terrorism
Romantic films have a special place in my heart: Anees Bazmee
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Director Anees Bazmee always wanted to make more romantic films, and is happy to return to the genre with his upcoming rom-com.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CBI registers PE to probe UPPSC 2010 examination
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a preliminary enquiry involving unknown officials of the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) for alleged irregularities and misconduct in the 2010 examination for the post of additional private secretary.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
1,018 infants died at Adani-run hospital in 5 years: Gujarat government
Gandhinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) In a shocking revelation, the Gujarat government has admitted some 1,018 infant deaths at the Adani Foundation-run GK General Hospital in Bhuj, Kutch district, over the past five years.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Business/Economy
EVMs wonder machines for Indian democracy, here to stay: Former CEC (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The electronic voting machines (EVMs) are the "wonder machines" of the Indian democracy and those who question it are peddling conspiracies to sow seeds of doubt and undermining democracy, said former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Omar, Mehbooba feel vindicated by India-Saudi statement
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti said on Thursday that the joint statement by India and Saudi Arabia on holding talks with Pakistan vindicated their stand.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Olympic quota doesn't confirm ticket to Tokyo: Shooter Ravi Kumar (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Ravi Kumar is hopeful of bagging an Olympic quota at the ISSF Shooting World Cup but feels it doesn't gurantee him a ticket to Tokyo as the quota belongs to a country.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IANS Life,Other Sports
Don't consider Pant as my competitor: Saha (IANS Interview)
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Back to playing competitive cricket after a long injury layoff, India's Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha says he does not consider stumper Rishabh Pant as a rival and is happy at the younster's success.
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,IANS Life,Sports
Australia's ex-Foreign Minister announces retirement
Canberra, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, the highest-ranking woman to serve in a two-term government, announced her decision to quit politics, here on Thursday. She will not contest May general election, Bishop added.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Shammi Silva elected SLC President
Colombo, Feb 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Thursday announced the election of Shammi Silva as its new president.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Modi unveils Gandhi bust, invokes his ideals to fight terror
Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the Yonsei University here and said we can find solutions to two biggest challenges facing humanity - terrorism and climate change - from Gandhi's life.
2019-02-21
Category: International, South Korea,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Sensex gains 142 points, Nifty 54
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Major indices Sensex and Nifty advanced for the second day on Thursday, after it broke the nine-session-long losing streak earlier in the week over easing US-China trade tension and government's recapitalisation of PSU banks.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
GDA to build 'gaushala' in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, Feb 21 (IANS) The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) is set to build a 'gaushala' spread over 18,000 square metres here.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Supreme Court exempts Saridon from banned FDC list: Piramal
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Pharma major Piramal Enterprises on Thursday said Saridon, its pain relief tablet, has been exempted from the list of banned fixed dose combinations (FDCs) by the Supreme Court.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pope: Concrete measures needed to curb child abuse at Church
Vatican City, Feb 21 (IANS) Pope Francis said here on Thursday the world was waiting not only for the Catholic Church to condemn child sexual abuse by members of clergy but also for "concrete measures" to eradicate it.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Manoj Yadava takes over as Haryana DGP
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) A 1988-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Manoj Yadava on Thursday took over as the Haryana Director General of Police (DGP).
2019-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Omar slams Modi, Congress for silence over attacks on Kashmiri students
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Congress for their silence over attacks on Kashmiri students in parts of the country.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
DoT for 10-year bond to fund BSNL, MTNL VRS, land leasing to trim debt
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Digital Communications Commission, an inter-ministerial panel of DoT, on Thursday discussed the revival proposals of two of its struggling PSUs - BSNL and MTNL - where the department proposed issue of 10-year bonds to fund their VRS plans and that their huge land assets be monetised through leasing to reduce their rising debts.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
SP-BSP alliance announces seat division for LS polls
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Over a month after announcing an alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced the allocation of seats to each partner on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Andhra CM Naidu deserves award for betrayal, says Amit Shah
Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 21 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday said that if an award is to be given in the country for betrayal in politics, it would definitely go to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
500 artisans to take part in exhibition marking Kasturba Gandhi's 75th death anniversary
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A five-day exhibition of crafts by 500 artisans from across the country will commemorate Kasturba Gandhis 75th death anniversary (which falls on Friday), along with Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary year.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Modi invites more South Korean investment in India
Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) Making a call to intensify the India-Korea economic relations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Thursday urged more Korean businesses to turn their attention towards India.
2019-02-21
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
EPFO Board recommends 8.65% interest rate for 2018-19
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) board has recommended an interest rate of 8.65 per cent for 2018-19, 10 basis points higher over the previous fiscal.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Omar slams Modi, Congress for silence over attacks on Kashmiri students
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Congress for their silence over the alleged attacks on Kashmiri students.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Cricket World Cup undergoes several changes in its 44-year history
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Since its inception in 1975, the ICC World Cup has witnessed several changes. While defending champions Australia are the most successful nation with five titles, India and West Indies have two each, and Pakistan and Sri Lanka one World Cup each.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
This California plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer's
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) A potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub may lead to treatment for Alzheimer's disease, say researchers.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Omar slams withdrawal of security for mainstream politicians
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday condemned the withdrawal of security cover to mainstream politicians in the state in the wake of the suicide bombing that killed 40 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Film producer Raj Kumar Barjatya dead, B-Town celebs mourn
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) After the news of producer Raj Kumar Barjatya's demise broke on social media, several Bollywood celebrities like Madhuri Dixit Nene and Sonam K. Ahuja mourned the death of the "kindest, sweetest and most generous soul".
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amit Shah slams Congress for 'politicising' Pulwama
Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 21 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday slammed the Congress "politicizing" the Pulawama terror attack and raising doubts about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to national security.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Hooch tragedy survivors suffer blindness
Dehradun, Feb 21 (IANS) Life will never be the same for Mange Ram (38) of Balupur village in Haridwar, a survivor of the hooch tragedy that claimed more than 100 lives in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Sunanda Pushkar death: Court to hear case against Tharoor on March 7
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Thursday adjourned to March 7 a case against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, accused of abetting suicide of Sunanda Pushkar, his wife.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Apple slips to 17th spot in '50 Most Innovative Companies' list: Report
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) In the wake of dwindling iPhone sales amid overall sluggish global smartphone growth, Apple fell from the first position in 2018 to the 17th spot in the annual "50 Most Innovative Companies list for 2019" by US-based business publication Fast Company.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Security forces allowed commercial air travel in J&K
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A week after 40 troopers were killed in a deadly terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama district, the government on Thursday allowed paramilitary forces deployed in Jammu and Kashmir to take commercial flights to join duty or while going on leave.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Sack Meghalaya Governor: CPI-M tells Kovind
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday asked President Ram Nath Kovind to sack Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy for "disgracing" his post and violating the "fundamentals of Constitution".
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
Javadekar, Himachal CM lay foundation stone of Central University
Dharamsala, Feb 21 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday jointly laid the foundation stone of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh at Dehra in Kangra district.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Raveena extends help for education of martyrs' children
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon says her Foundation will look into the education of martyrs' children.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Terrorism
Nifty PSU Bank Index outperforms after Rs 48,239 cr fund infusion
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) A day after the Finance Ministry announced capital infusion of Rs 48,239 crore in the 12 public sectors banks, PSU Bank Nifty index gained up to 1.6 per cent, outperforming the Nifty50 index.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Justice Jain appointed BCCI ombudsman
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday appointed its former judge Justice D.K. Jain as BCCI's ombudsman for the resolution of disputes arising in the apex cricketing body in the course of the administration of its affairs.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
Bolton to visit S. Korea ahead of Trump-Kim summit
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) US National Security Advisor John Bolton will travel to South Korea later this week for a round of consultations ahead of President Donald Trump's second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Father slams Kamala Harris over pot-smoking joke
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, has been slammed by her father for saying that she smoked marijuana in her younger years and supports it becoming legalized.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Budget Session of Delhi Assembly from Friday
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Budget Session of the Delhi Assembly will begin from Friday with an address by Lt Governor Anil Baijal.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Reliance Capital invites Nippon Life for its 42.88% stake in Reliance MF
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group's financial services flagship company Reliance Capital on Thursday said it has invited its partner Nippon Life Insurance Company to make an open offer for its 42.88 per cent stake in Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd (RNAM).
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Hugh Jackman becomes Guinness World Records holder
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Hugh Jackman has fulfilled his dream of becoming a Guinness World Records holder by being feted with the honour for having the Longest Career as a Live Action Marvel Superhero.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Neptune's tiny Moon may be result of comet collision: Scientists
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Neptune's recently discovered tiny Moon could be the result of a collision between its larger Moon and a comet billions of years ago, say a team of planetary scientists.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Robots to clean sewers, septic tanks in Delhi?
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) In an attempt to fully eradicate manual scavenging from the Indian capital, the Delhi government is working towards robotic solutions for cleaning sewers and septic tanks.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Technology
Maharashtra wishes 'all the best' to Rinku Rajguru for HSC exams
Solapur, Feb 21 (IANS) When National Award winning heroine Prerana alias 'Rinku M. Rajguru stepped out to write her first HSC exam paper, virtually the whole state wished her 'all the best" here on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Education,Bollywood
Hardik ruled out of Australia's tour of India
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the upcoming Twenty20 International and One-Day International series against Australia due to lower back stiffness, BCCI announced on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NDA's Sankalp Rally in Bihar on March 3
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah will address a NDA Sankalp Rally here in Bihar on March 3 that will be a show of strength for the alliance and a reply to the Congress' Jan Aakansha Rally, garnering the largest ever political gathering in Patna.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Sack Meghalaya Governor: CPI-M
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The CPI-M on Thursday asked President Ram Nath Kovind to sack Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy for calling for a boycott of Kashmir and Kashmiris following the suicide bombing that killed 40 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Valley Muslims announce goodwill gestures for Sikhs
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Reciprocating the support offered to Kashmiri students and others by Sikhs in Jammu and elsewhere in India after the suicide bombing in Kashmir, Kashmiri Muslims have announced a number of goodwill gestures for the Sikh community in the Kashmir Valley.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Kesoram expects to complete tyre business demerger by July
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) B.K. Birla Group's flagship Kesoram Industries is expecting that the proposed demerger of its tyre business will likely be completed by July, sources said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Seven killed in Agra-Lucknow Expressway accident
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Seven people were killed and two dozen injured in a road accident on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway on Thursday, police said.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cross-LoC trade resumes after suspension in J&K
Jammu, Feb 21 (IANS) Trade across the Line of Control (LoC) between the divided Kashmir resumed on Thursday after two days of suspension.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
World Sacred Spirit Festival begins on Friday
Jodhpur, Feb 21 (IANS) The spiritual fervour of Mira Bai's poetry, the timeless couplets of Kabir, the ecstasy of Amir Khusrau's music and the soaring rhythms of Kurdish Sufis from Iran -- the World Sacred Spirit Festival that begins here on Friday will have all this, along with performances by artistes from Sweden, Scotland, France, Spain and Algeria.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
US sanctions Indian man, parents for role in global drug smuggling ring
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) The US has imposed sanctions on an Indian national, based in the UAE, and his parents for their involvement in an alleged global smuggling network for heroin, opioids and other drugs.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Army chief flies in HAL's Tejas, hails fighter
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday flew in the home-grown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at the Aero India air show here and hailed the fighter.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
HAL admits to delays receivables from IAF, Army
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Claiming that its financial condition was stable and robust, state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) on Thursday admitted that receivables amounting to Rs 9,500 crore were delayed from customers including the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Army.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
I-T searches at 31 premises of 4 businessmen in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) Income Tax Department officials on Thursday searched 31 premises of four businessmen in Tamil Nadu for suspected tax evasion, said a senior official.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
NIIT Technologies, Microsoft partner to drive Cloud-led transformation
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) IT solutions firm NIIT Technologies Ltd. on Thursday announced a global collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate the comprehensive cloud needs of enterprises -- from infrastructure to business applications.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Opposition to discuss common agenda on Feb 26
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Opposition leaders will meet here on February 26 to deliberate on a common minimum programme (CMP) to be presented by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, a TDP leader said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
The law is against music composers: Rajesh Roshan
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Upset over the remixed version of his 1978 song "Mungda", Rajesh Roshan says the law is against composers, who have no legal control over their creations.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Strong growth for Huawei in Q4 even as global smartphone sales stall: Gartner
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Signalling a new smartphone vendor war in 2019, Chinese player Huawei sold over 60 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2018, achieving the strongest growth of 37.6 per cent among the top five global players, Gartner said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Graphite works on 'tremendous power of nature' to be exhibited in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The realisation of the tremendous power of nature, after viewing a dark storm entering a city from afar on a train, inspired artist-animator Anupama Chatterjee Hara to create extensive graphite works that take one to open landscapes.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Kesoram arm expects to cross Rs 400 cr revenue by FY20
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Betting big on food wrapping solutions with the launch of biodegradable cellulose transparent films, Cygnet Industries, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kesoram Industries, is expecting to cross Rs 400 crore revenue by the next fiscal (FY 2019-20).
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Bolivia asks to join South American bid to host 2030 FIFA World Cup
Montevideo, Feb 21 (IANS) Bolivia has formally expressed interest in joining a South American bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, which will mark the centenary of football's showpiece tournament.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Government okays air travel for security forces in Kashmir
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The government on Thursday approved air travel to paramilitary forces between Jammu and Srinagar in the wake of the suicide bombing that killed 40 CRPF troopers on the Srinagar-Jammu highway.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mixed response to Odisha bandh by farmers' body
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) A 12-hour bandh called by the Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) demanding price, prestige and pension for farmers in Odisha evoked a mixed response in several parts of the state on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
BRITs 2019 sparks fixing claims
London, Feb 21 (IANS) The BRITs 2019 has sparked 'fix' claims after an advertisement revealed the show's results hours before the ceremony.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sought lenders' approval to release Rs 260 cr to Ericsson: RCOM
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Reliance Communications (RCom) on Thursday said it has requested for an 'urgent approval' from the company's lenders to directly release around Rs 260 crore from its bank account to Ericsson.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Trump bars woman who joined IS from US return
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) President Donald Trump has said that an Alabama woman who left the US in November 2014 to join the Islamic State (IS) terror group will not be allowed to return despite her public plea to come back and stand trial in America.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism
Man City come from behind to beat Schalke 3-2
Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Feb 21 (IANS) Ten-man Manchester City scored twice in the last five minutes of regulation time to defeat Schalke 3-2 in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Modi unveils Gandhi's bust at South Korean university
Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in South Korea's premier Yonsei University and said the occasion assumes greater significance in light of Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary.
2019-02-21
Category: International, South Korea,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Chennai Photo Biennale begins Friday
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) Works by over 50 artists from 13 nations will be displayed at exhibitions in a variety of public spaces here as part of the second edition of Chennai Photo Biennale, starting Friday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Art/Culture/Books
Munar, Dellien, Bedene, Auger-Aliassime advance to quarters of Rio Open
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 21 (IANS) Spain's Jaume Munar, Bolivia's Hugo Dellien, Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene and Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime have advanced to the quarter-finals of the Rio Open tennis meet.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Tennis
After Pakistani prisoner's murder, four officials in trouble
Jaipur, Feb 21 (IANS) The Rajasthan government has suspended two jail officials and acted against two others after a Pakistani prisoner was murdered by Indian inmates in the Jaipur Central Jail, officials said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Don't plead for contracts, look at global market: Sitharaman to defence shipyards
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday cautioned Indian defence shipyards against constantly pleading with the government for equipment manufacturing contracts while urging them to look abroad for selling maritime battle ware.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Business/Economy
Poll panel to hold special camps on electoral rolls
Agartala, Feb 21 (IANS) To make the electoral lists more accurate, the Election Commission has asked all states and Union Territories to hold two-day special camps to rectify errors, if any, and to include the names of eligible voters, a top official said here on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Congress woos Vijayakant's DMDK
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) In a sudden turn of events, the Congress on Thursday wooed the A. Vijayakant-led DMDK to its electoral alliance for the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
IPL: Delhi Capitals announce Dhiraj Malhotra as new CEO
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals on Thursday announced their new leadership team with Dhiraj Malhotra being appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Srinath T.B. as Head of Operations.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
4G contributed 92% of mobile data traffic in India in 2018: Report
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Led by growing popularity of video streaming in local languages on various over-the-top (OTT) applications, India witnessed overall mobile data traffic growth by 109 per cent in 2018, with 4G contributing a massive 92 per cent, Nokia's annual Mobile Broadband India Traffic (MBiT) Index said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mineiro beat Defensor in Copa Libertadores stage 3 qualifier
Montevideo, Feb 21 (IANS) Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro beat Uruguay's Defensor Sporting 2-0 in the first leg of their Copa Libertadores third stage qualifying tie at the Luis Franzini Stadium here.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Kamal Haasan will give preference to youths to contest
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Thursday said his Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) party will release the names of Lok Sabha candidates in phases and that youths will get preference.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
OnePlus' 5G-enabled devices in Q2 2019
Helsinki, Feb 21 (IANS) Premium smartphone maker OnePlus on Thursday announced its 5G plans with Finnish telecommunications network carrier Elisa. It will launch a 5G-enabled device in the second quarter of 2019.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Finland,Business/Economy
Samsung unveils flagship Galaxy S10, S10+ smartphones
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) In a bid to take on Apple, Samsung on Thursday unveiled its flagship smartphones -- the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, a cheaper Galaxy S10e and the Galaxy S10 5G at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium here.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy
Rise in health spending pushing 100mn people to extreme poverty: WHO
Geneva, Feb 21 (IANS) Health spending, which accounts for 10 per cent of global gross domestic product (GDP), is pushing 100 million people into extreme poverty each year, says a report by the World Health Organization (WHO).
2019-02-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Moon could be a chemical factory for water: NASA
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) NASA scientists have simulated a chemical process through which ingredients for water could be made on surface of the Moon making it a chemical factory, an advance that could aid in the goal of sending humans to establish a permanent presence there.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
It's a possibility: Archana on replacing Navjot Singh Sidhu
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Archana Puran Singh is back on the seat, which was once occupied by Navjot Singh Sidhu, of "The Kapil Sharma Show". She says it's a possibility that she will replace the cricketer-turned-politician on the show.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I don't like defining people or be defined: Lisa Ray
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Lisa Ray, who plays a lesbian in web series "Four More Shots Please", says she doesn't like the idea of labelling or defining people, especially when it comes to one's choice of partner.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
iOS users can now follow their favourite places on Google Maps
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) Apple users will now be able to stay up to date on their favourite places right from the Google Maps app on iOS, the Internet giant has announced.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Delhi HC grants bail to Asees Chadha
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted bail to Asees Singh Chadha who allegedly killed a 51-year-old woman from Turkmenistan in a road accident.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
MTNL shares jump 19% on likely revival measures
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) State-owned telecom service provider MTNL stocks surged up to 19 per cent on Thursday on expectations that the Digital Communications Commission (DCC), previously Telecom Commission, will approve a revival plan for the cash-strapped company.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Slippers a must for Class 10 students taking Board exam in Bihar
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) More than 16 lakh students in Bihar took the Class 10 Board examination on Thursday wearing slippers - in line with a government order aimed at checking rampant cheating.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Google to train Indian journalists in fair election coverage
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) As India elections inch closer, Google on Thursday announced to train journalists in online verification and fact-checking, digital safety and security, YouTube for elections coverage and data visualization for elections.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Technology
HAL to make 16 Tejas for IAF operational fleet
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Buoyed by the final operational clearance (FOC) to its Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas by the military aviation regulator Cemilac, state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is ramping up production to deliver 16 of them for the Indian Air Force (IAF) operational fleet by this year-end, a top official said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
Congress seeks CBI probe into murder; names CPI-M MLA, ex-MLA
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 21 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday named a CPI-M legislator and a former CPI-M MLA as key links in the murder of two Youth Congress activists in Kerala's Kasargode district.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Hugh Jackman becomes Guinness World Records holder
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Hugh Jackman has fulfilled his dream of becoming a Guinness World Records holder by being feted with the honour for having the longest career.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pulwama: Congress questions government over intelligence breach
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday attacked the Modi government and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval over the suicide bombing in Kashmir that killed 40 CRPF troopers and questioned the intelligence breach that led to the attack.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism