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Suspected Moroccan extremist expelled from Italy
Rome, Feb 22 (IANS/AKI) Italy has deported a 27-year-old Moroccan who allegedly claimed he would wage holy war or Jihad if he was not allowed to pray in prison, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Immigration/Law/Rights
UN calls for calm after 'violent' refugee protest in Rwanda
Geneva, Feb 22 (IANS/AKI) United Nations refugee agency UNHCR on Thursday said it had received "worrying" reports of a refugee protest over food rations turning violent in Rwandas sprawling Kiziba refugee camp, and urged "calm and restraint".
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
'Needed a preferential tea trade agreement between India, China'
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Pitching for a preferential tea trade agreement between India and China, Tea Board Chairman P.K. Bezbaruah on Thursday said both the countries were not competitors.
2018-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Expelled BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui joins Congress
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Expelled Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui on Thursday joined Congress here in presence of senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Uttar Pradesh Congress President Raj Babbar.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Protesting Rajasthan farmers block Jaipur-Sikar highway
Jaipur, Feb 22 (IANS) Rajasthan farmers staged a massive protest on Jaipur-Sikar highway on Thursday to press for fulfilment of their demands, including complete loan waiver and implementation of the recommendations of Swaminathan Commission.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
UP Investor Summit ends with address by President Kovind
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) The two-day Investors Summit organized by the Uttar Pradesh government drew to a close on Thursday evening with the address of President Ram Nath Kovind, who said that the state had the potential to become the biggest economic power in the country and the turnaround in the fortunes had begun.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Telangana aims to double size of life sciences sector to $100 bn
Hyderabad, Feb 22 (IANS) The Telangana government aims to double the valuation of life sciences ecosystem in the state to $100 billion in 10 years, state Industry Minister K. T. Rama Rao said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Science/Tech,Business/Economy
23-feet-wide Moon replica on display in Delhi from Friday
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A 23-feet-wide replica of the Moon using imagery from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter camera and created with the help of UK space agency will tour India this month.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Income Tax conducts search operation in RDB Group
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) A day after US President Donald Trump eldest son, Donald Trump Jr visited the city, the income tax officials on Thursday conducted a "search operation" in the offices of RDB Group, one of whose firms is a partner of Kolkata Trump Tower Project.
2018-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government trying to divert attention from PNB scam: Congress on Rawat remark
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Reacting to Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat's remark that the AIUDF has been growing faster than the BJP in Assam, the Congress party said the government and the BJP are trying to divert attention from the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Want to raise age for gun purchases: Trump
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday indicated that he supports raising the minimum age to buy assault-style weapons, while vowing to push for background checks.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian scientists develop test bed to generate clean energy
Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS) Indian scientists have developed a supercritical Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Brayton test facility at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here to generate clean energy from power plants, including solar thermal, the premier institute said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Defence Industrial Corridor to boost UP's growth: Sitharaman
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitaraman on Thursday said low cost of land and low wage rate with adequate supply of manpower will provide an impetus to the proposed Rs 20,000-crore Defence Industrial Corridor, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced for Bundelkhand on Wednesday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Iran threatens to quit nuclear deal
Tehran, Feb 22 (IANS) Iran may withdraw from the 2015 international nuclear deal if it cannot receive economic benefits, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
PNB fraud: Can't depose, says Nirav Modi; ED seizes assets
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Diamond czar Nirav Modi, who is being investigated in India for over Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank along with his uncle Mehul Choksi of the Gitanjali Group, on Thursday told the Enforcement Directorate (ED) saying that he could not appear before it as his passport has been suspended.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: Mumbai keep playoffs hopes alive with 3-2 win over NorthEast
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Mumbai FC kept their slim chances of making the playoffs alive with a last-gasp 3-2 victory over bottom-placed NorthEast United FC in a thrilling Indian Super League (ISL) encounter here at the Mumbai Football Arena on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
NIA takes up probe in Army camp terror attack case
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday said that it has registered a case in connection with the terror attack on an army camp in Jammu on the Home Ministry's direction.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Congress not to declare CM face in Rajasthan, blow to Gehlot
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Congress will contest the 2018 Rajasthan Assembly polls under the stewardship of party President Rahul Gandhi and without declaring a chief ministerial candidate, a party leader said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Success of reforms needs sustainable supply chain: Manoj Sinha
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The success of economic reforms requires development of sustainable, transparent, efficient and responsive supply chain, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Assam to observe 'Rhino Day' on September 22
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) In a bid to keep the world famous one-horned rhinoceros of Assam under the global spotlight, the Assam government has decided to commemorate September 22 as "Rhino Day", an official said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
SBI to issue first electoral bonds from March 1
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The government has authorised the State Bank of India (SBI) to issue and encash first electoral bonds from March 1 this year, it was announced on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CtrlS opens data centre in Bengaluru with 0% downtime
Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS) Leading remote IT infrastructure management firm CtrlS (Control S) Datacenters Ltd on Thursday opened an advanced data centre in this tech hub to offer mission-critical operations to internet, banking, insurance and other corporates with zero per cent downtime.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
CBI arrests Rotomac firm owner Vikram Kothari, son
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday arrested Rotomac pen company owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul on charges of cheating a consortium of banks of Rs 3,695 crore (including interest) by siphoning off loans sanctioned to his company for procurement of wheat and other goods for export.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal hopes to award floating solar project in March
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) The West Bengal government expects to award the country's single largest grid connected floating solar power project in Murshidabad district by March and has also lined up two more such projects, an official said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Centre stopping funds for irrigation projects in Bengal : minister
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) West Bengal Irrigation Minister Rajib Banerjee on Thursday accused the Central government of stopping the funds for various irrigation projects in the state despite its mandate of bearing 50 per cent of the expense.
2018-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
PNB denies transferring 18,000 staff after Nirav Modi scam
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Defrauded Rs 11,300 crore ($1.8 billion) allegedly by diamantaire Nirav Modi, state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Thursday denied media reports that it has transferred close to 18,000 employees on account of the ongoing probe into the scam.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
PNB fraud overlooked at several levels, say bank employees union
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The staggering Rs 11,300 crore fraud unearthed in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) last week, was "overlooked at multiple auditing and regulatory levels, compounding it to a point of no return", said a prominent banking industry union here on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: Match dates of three title contenders changed
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Thursday made changes in the dates of three crucial I-League matches involving championship contenders Minerva Punjab FC, East Bengal and Neroca FC.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Saw AAP MLAs 'assaulting' Chief Secretary, CM's advisor tells police (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's adviser V.K. Jain on Thursday told police that he saw AAP MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal "physically assaulting" Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, according to Jain's statement recorded by the Delhi Police.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Status quo in Doklam, Bhutan firmly with India, government tells Parliamentary panel
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) There has been a status quo in Doklam ever since the stand-off with China was defused in August last year and Bhutan still firmly stands with India, senior government officials told a parliamentary panel on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Kerber stuns Pliskova, reaches Dubai semis
Dubai, Feb 22 (IANS) Germany's Angelique Kerber on Thursday defeated Karolína Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-3 to book a place in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, a hard-court WTA event here.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Facial recognition another layer of identification for Aadhaar, SC told
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court was told by the government on Thursday that besides iris scan and fingerprints, the UIDAI had added facial recognition as another layer of identification for Aadhaar number authentication.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
15th Finance Commission invites public suggestions by June 30
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission (FC), set up to recommend the devolution of central pool taxes to states, as well as a fiscal consolidation roadmap for government finances, has invited suggestions from the public, according to the Union Finance Ministry on Thursday
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Founding conference of International Solar Alliance on March 11
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The founding conference of the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA) will be held here on March 11, it was announced on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
CBI arrests Rotomac firm owner Vikram Kothari, son
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday arrested Rotomac pen company owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul on charges of cheating a consortium of banks of Rs 3,695 crore (including interest) by siphoning off loans sanctioned to his company for procurement of wheat and other goods for export.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
AIUDF, civil society slam Army chief for questioning party's rise (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A day after Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat attributed the rise of Assam-based political party AIUDF to illegal immigration from Bangladesh, the party on Thursday hit back saying his remarks were "political" and "uncalled for".
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Gitanjali Group properties worth Rs 1,200 crore attached
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Officials of the Income Tax (IT) Department on Thursday said they have attached properties worth Rs 1,200 crore of the Mehul Choksi-owned Gitanjali Group in Hyderabad.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Ramayana' movie makers sign MoU with UP Government
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Madhu Mantena on Thursday said he has signed an MoU with the Uttar Pradesh government to make his upcoming film "Ramayana" in the state,.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics,Religion,Cinema/Showbiz
Vasco da Gama advance in Copa Libertadores
La Paz, Feb 22 (IANS) Brazil's Vasco da Gama defeated Bolivia's Jorge Wilstermann 4-0 to advance to Group 5 of the Copa Libertadores, South America's premier club football competition.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
Ensure safety of assault victim, NCW tells Kerala DGP
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Taking note of an alleged assault on a pregnant woman in Kerala, the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Thursday said it had directed the state DGP to take strict action against the accused and to ensure her safety and security.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP's 'Acche Din' means snatching people's money, defrauding banks : Mamata
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Slamming the reduction in the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) interest rate, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamasta Banerjee on Thursday accused the BJP-led Central government of snatching away people's money and defrauding banks in the name of 'Acche Din' (good days) .
2018-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nana Patole named Maharashtra Congress Vice-President
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Former MP Nana Patole, who resigned from the BJP and returned to the Congress, was on Thursday made the Vice-President of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee by party President Rahul Gandhi.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Essel Group arm to invest Rs 4,250 cr in electronic vehicle segment in UP
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Essel Infraprojects Ltd (EIL), the infrastructure arm of Essel Group on Thursday, announced its foray into the electronic vehicle (EV) segment by committing investments worth Rs 4,250 crore for the sector in Uttar Pradesh.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kashmiri separatists seek death for minor's rape-murder accused
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist leaders on Thursday demanded death for those responsible for the rape and murder of a minor in Kathua district.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mercury on rise in Delhi, Thursday warmest February day of decade
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The national capital recorded a maximum temperature of 32 degrees Celsius, seven notches above the season's average, on Thursday, making it the second warmest day of the decade, while mercury in some areas rose to 32.4 degrees -- highest February temperature of the decade, IMD said.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hand over flats on time or face jail: SC to Amrapali
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) In an unequivocal warning to real estate major Amrapali, the Supreme Court on Thursday told it to either hand over the possession of flats in its Leisure Valley project on time or be ready to head to jail.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
ICC gives go ahead to Global T20 Canada
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has granted official sanction to Global T20 Canada, the first franchise-based Twenty20 league to be held in the north American country, it was announced here on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Brazil's Gremio clinch Recopa Sudamericana
Porto Alegre (Brazil), Feb 22 (IANS) Brazil's Gremio, the defending Copa Libertadores champion, defeated Argentina's Independiente, the South American champion, 5-4 on penalty kicks to take the Recopa Sudamericana.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Sao Tome And Principe,Sports,Football
Give BJP chance to serve Meghalaya, Modi tells voters
Phulbari (Meghalaya), Feb 22 (IANS) Exhorting the 18.43 lakh electorate in Meghalaya to vote for the BJP in the February 27 Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the Congress-led state government was not taking people seriously since they saw no political challenge.
2018-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Frail-looking Parrikar thanks Goa for prayers, presents budget
Panaji, Feb 22 (IANS) In an emotional address, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who made a dramatic appearance at the state assembly on Thursday to present the budget - hours after being discharged from a Mumbai hospital - thanked the people of Goa for praying for his health.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Looking forward to meeting Trudeau: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) With questions raised over his silence so far ever since Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's arrival in India on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday evening welcomed him on his visit and said that he looked forward to meeting him on Friday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
CBI busts Whatsapp-based global child porn racket
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday registered a case and booked five persons on charges of uploading and circulating child pornography through a Whatsapp group that had 119 members from both India and abroad.
2018-02-22
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amnesty report paints bleak picture of rights in India
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Religious minorities, particularly Muslims, in India faced increasing "demonization", global rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday, accusing Indian authorities of using laws to stifle freedom of expression in the country.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
India slips again in Transparency International's corrupt nations list
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Slipping two ranks since the previous year, India ranked 81st in 2017 among the 180 nations surveyed for the level of corruption, according to global anti-graft watchdog Transparency International (TI)'s corruption perceptions index.
2018-02-22
Category: International, India,National,Politics
Globally 1.8 mn young adults developed TB in 2012: Study
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) A whopping 1.8 million young adults between 10 and 24 years of age are estimated to have developed tuberculosis in 2012, with those aged 20 to 24 years at the greatest risk of developing infectious tuberculosis, according to a research.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
SC's larger bench to hear land acquisition matters
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A larger bench of the Supreme Court is likely to hear on Friday matters relating to land acquisition, as two benches on Thursday referred the matter to Chief Justice Dipak Misra for consideration by an appropriate bench.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
White powder letter sent to Prince Harry, Markle
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Scotland Yard is investigating after a letter containing white powder purported to be anthrax was sent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Data breach hits 10,000 PNB credit, debit card customers: Report
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Some 10,000 credit or debit card holders have been affected by a data breach reported by Punjab National Bank (PNB), which is already reeling under a multi-crore rupee financial fraud by two fugitive luxury jewellers.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
78-floor Trump Tower Mumbai to offer 'private jet' service
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday cut a ribbon to mark the completion of construction of the city's first and only 78-storey ultra-luxury Trump Tower Mumbai, which will perhaps be the first in India to offer the facility of a 'private jet' service to its residents.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
UN considers Syria truce as Eastern Ghouta deaths rise
United Nations, Feb 22 (IANS) The members of the UN Security Council may vote on a temporary ceasefire for Syria's besieged Eastern Ghouta region, a day after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres deplored the plight of the civilians trapped there as "hell on earth".
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Gujarat industrialists invited for Make in Odisha Conclave
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday organized an investment promotion roadshow in Ahmadabad to showcase the advantages of investing in the state, while also inviting Gujarat-based industrialists to participate in Make in Odisha Conclave 2018.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
SC's larger bench to hear land acquisition matters
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A larger bench of the Supreme Court will on Friday hear matters relating to land acquisition, as two benches on Thursday referred the matter to Chief Justice Dipak Misra for consideration by an appropriate bench.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Depression may reduce ariginine levels in your body
London, Feb 22 (IANS) People with major depressive disorder (MDD) have lower levels of naturally occurring arginine in their body than their non-depressed controls, a study has found.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Svitolina in Dubai Duty Free tennis meet semis
Dubai, Feb 22 (IANS) Elina Svitolina of Ukraine on Thursday prevailed over Japanese wild card Naomi Osaka 6-2, 6-4, earning a place in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, a hard-court WTA event here.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Sufi music will never die: Tochi Raina
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Singer Tochi Raina says that Sufi music can never die.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India ascertaining how visa issued to Khalistan separatist
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) With his visit already clouded over the issue of support to Khalistanis, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced a huge embarrassment on Thursday when a convicted Khalistan separatist Jaspal Atwal was invited to a reception being hosted by his country's High Commission here in his honour, also triggering a probe in India as to how Atwal was given a visa.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diaspora,Diplomacy
CBI busts Whatsapp-based global child porn racket
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday registered a case and booked five persons on charges of uploading and circulating child pornography through a Whatsapp group that had 119 members from both India and abroad.
2018-02-22
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Campaigning for Bijepur bypoll in Odisha ends
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) The high-pitched campaigning for the February 24 bypoll for the Bijepur Assembly seat in Odisha's Bargarh district came to an end on Thursday with all political parties making last-ditch efforts to woo the voters.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
TN political leaders, farmers to meet PM for Cauvery Management Board
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) A meeting of Tamil Nadu political party leaders and representatives of farmers associations on Thursday unanimously decided to send an all-party delegation to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon and urge him to set up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and the Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee as per Supreme Court orders.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rain, snowfall forecast in J&K from Friday
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) Heavy snow and rainfall is forecast in Jammu and Kashmir from friday evening, the local weather office said.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Environment/Wildlife
Lupita Nyong'o to star in Trevor Noah's biopic
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Actress Lupita Nyong'o will produce and star in Trevor Noah's biopic titled "Born A Crime".
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rail coach factory to be set up in Bundelkhand: Piyush Goyal
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) The Railways will establish a rail coach factory in Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced here on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
F1 World Champions Mercedes unveil 2018 season car
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Formula One World Champions Mercedes-AMG on Thursday unveiled their 2018 season car named the W09 EQ Power+.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Tender for rail project to be floated in March
Ghaziabad, Feb 22 (IANS) The tendering process for the first phase of the much-awaited project for a high-speed train from Nizamuddin in Delhi to Meerut in Uttar Pradesh will be launched on March 10, an official said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Copyright lawsuit filed against 'The Shape of Water' makers
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) The family of a Pulitzer-winning playwright has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against director Guillermo del Toro and Fox Searchlight alleging that the Oscar-nominated film "The Shape of Water" is a copy of a 1969 play.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Hollywood
Russian Olympic Committee fulfils IOC condition, pays it $15m
Moscow, Feb 22 (IANS) The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has fulfilled the financial requirements set by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on December 5 for reinstating Russias membership and paid $15 million in full, the ROC said in a press release on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Depending on government orders, says L&T Chairman
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) With the absence of new projects undertaken by the private sector, India's leading infrastructure and engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has been depending on government orders heavily and the challenging phase would continue, group's Chairman A.M. Naik said here on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
Delhi government employees observe 5-minute silent protest
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Delhi government employees on Thursday observed a five-minute silence outside their respective offices as a protest against the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP MLAs.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Love Per Square Foot': An ode to Basu Chatterjee (Review)
Film: "Love Per Square Foot"; Director: Anand Tiwari; Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Angira Dhar, Alankrita Sahai, Raghubir Yadav, Supriya Pathak, Ratna Pathak Shah, Kunaal Roy Kapur; Rating: *** ½
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Meryl Streep slams Weinstein for naming her in lawsuit
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Hollywood veteran Meryl Streep does not appreciate being part of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein's legal defense, and says it is a pathetic move.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Hollywood
Asset quality of microfinance institutions improves: Crisil
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Asset quality of microfinance institutions (MFI), including small finance banks, has come out of the impact of demonetisation and stabilised since June 2017, a Crisil report said here on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
FPSB India, IIM Lucknow launch report on responsible lending
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Aiming to introduce Indian consumers to the concept of responsible lending practices, the Financial Planning Standards Board India (FPSB) and IIM Lucknow have released a report titled "Navigator of Responsible Lending-India", a statement said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Education
No plans to merge BSNL, MTNL: Manoj Sinha
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha on Thursday said the government has no plans to merge the two state-run telecom companies Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) at present.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Finish hockey player, American skier elected to IOC Athletes' Commission
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 22 (IANS) Emma Terho of Finland and Kikkan Randall of the United States were elected to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
JNU entrance results yet to be announced: Varsity official
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) official on Thursday dismissed the news circulating about the declaration of entrance results as "misinformation", saying that no such announcement has been made by the administration as of now.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Munim qualifies for final in two categories of AITA tennis meet
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Deep Munim of Madhya Pradesh will compete for a double crown on Friday against Maharashtra's Arjun Gohad in the boys singles U-14 event and against Gujarat's Dhanya Shah in the U-16 category of the Sunfeast AITA Super Series Junior tennis tournament here.
2018-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
GE's new locomotives a paradigm shift in Indian railways diesel family: Lohani
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani on Thursday said the delivery of two 4,500 HP diesel-electric evolution series locomotives manufactured by GE is "a paradigm shift in diesel locomotive family".
2018-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
5 killed in landslide on Indonesia's Java island
Jakarta, Feb 22 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 15 were missing after a landslide hit the Indonesian island of Java on Thursday, the country's disaster management agency said.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Olympic Channel could make film on joint Korean women's ice hockey team
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 22 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee's Olympic Channel said Thursday it could make the story of the joint Korean women's ice hockey team at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games into a film.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Canada, India committed to diversity, trip yielded $1 bn investment: Trudeau
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) With his first official visit to India yielding bilateral investments worth over $1 billion, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday said that both nations have close bonds owing to their deep and shared commitment to democracy and diversity.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Army chief questions AIUDF's rise on Muslim support, triggers row
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has triggered a major row with his remarks that the AIUDF party has been growing faster than the BJP in Assam allegedly on the support of the Muslim population as Pakistan and China pushed Bangladeshi migrants into the northeast to destabilise India.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
UAE voices concern over violence in Syria's Ghouta
Dubai, Feb 22 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) expressed on Thursday its "deep concern" over the escalating violence and the worsening humanitarian situation in the eastern region of Ghouta in Syria.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Duterte accuses CIA of funding local news website
Manila, Feb 22 (IANS) President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday accused the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of funding a local news website critical of the Philippines government, after the US intelligence agency said he posed a threat to democracy in Asia.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Philippines,Media,Politics,Diplomacy
Expelled BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui joins Congress
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Expelled Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui on Thursday joined Congress here in presence of senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Uttar Pradesh Congress President Raj Babbar.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Non-profit urges Myanmar to free political prisoners
Bangkok, Feb 22 (IANS) The non-profit Fortify Rights on Thursday urged the government of Myanmar, led by Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, to free all political prisoners and ensure that human rights defenders can conduct their work.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Thailand,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sachin-Jigar, Harshdeep create anthem for cancer patients
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Composer duo Sachin-Jigar along with singer Harshdeep Kaur have collaborated to curate a special anthem for children suffering from cancer.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Xiaomi sells over 3 lakh Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro in 3 minutes
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi sold more than three lakh units of its newly-launched Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro in just three minutes during its first online sale on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Russian curler found guilty of doping: CAS
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 22 (IANS) An Olympic curling bronze medallist from Russia was found guilty of violating an anti-doping rule at the PyeongChang Winter Games and was stripped of his medal, an international sports arbitration body announced Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
$30,000 seized by BSF in Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Border Security Force personnel on Thursday seized foreign currency worth $30,000 from West Bengal's Krishnanagar sector but failed to arrest the smuggler, a BSF official said.
2018-02-22
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PyeongChang Olympic spectators top 1 million: organisers
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 22 (IANS) The total number of spectators who have visited the PyeongChang Winter Olympics has surpassed 1 million, with just three days left to the closing ceremony, local organisers said Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
You deserve all the happiness: Sonam to brother Mohit Marwah
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor is happy that her brother and actor Mohit Marwah is embarking on a new journey after getting married to Antara Motiwala. She wished them a happy married life.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rise of digital media unstoppable: Experts
Gurugram, Feb 22 (IANS) With the country's young population increasingly using smartphones and other digital devices for news consumption, going digital has never been more important for news distribution, a group of experts has said.
2018-02-22
Category: International, India,Media,Technology,Business/Economy
ISL: Kerala aim to extend unbeaten run (Preview)
Kochi, Feb 22 (IANS) Kerala Blasters FC will look to extend their unbeaten run when they take on Chennaiyin FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Friday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football,ISL
Akshay shoots with Afghani kids for 'Kesari'
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Coming out of his "Pad Man" avatar, actor Akshay Kumar is enjoying shooting with a group of children from Afghanistan for his next film "Kesari".
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Maldives not opposed to UN mediating all-party talks: Fisheries Minister
Male, Feb 22 (IANS) Maldives Fisheries Minister Mohamed Shainee on Thursday denied that the government is opposed to the UN mediation in all-party talks to resolve the ongoing political strife in the Indian Ocean nation.
2018-02-22
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Weinstein Co. sued by chocolatier
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Swiss chocolatier brand Lindt & Sprungli has sued the Weinstein Company alleging that it has not been reimbursed for its sponsorship of the company's cancelled Golden Globes party.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Hollywood
Shekhar Kapur's daughter has some acting conditions (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur says his daughter Kaveri will only act in his film if she gets to compose music for it too.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Protesters block NH-48 with dead body
Gurugram, Feb 22 (IANS) Hundreds of people on Thursday blocked the Delhi-Jaipur-Mumbai National Highway here in Manesar for hours over the death of a 21-year-old man, who died due to alleged medical negligence at a private hospital here, police said.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Assault' case: Two AAP MLAs sent to 14-day judicial custody
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday sent two Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, arrested on charge of assaulting Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, to judicial custody for 14 days.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New WhatsApp Terms of Service reveals close collaboration with Facebook
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) In an apparent hint that Facebook is set to monetise its WhatsApp operations, a new Terms of Service (ToS) spotted in the Google Play Beta Programme says that WhatsApp will work with Facebook companies over the next year to help businesses connect with its 1.5 billion users.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
PNB reasserts it has enough capital and assets to meet liability
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The $1.8 billion fraud-hit Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Thursday reiterated that it had enough assets/capital to meet any liability which is decided as per law.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC 'worried' at HC annulling Hadiya's marriage
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the argument that Kerala woman Hadiya, in midst of a 'love jihad' controversy, was "vulnerable" to being recruited by terror group IS, saying that the government can stop people going overseas for illegal activity but stressed its "worry" over the high court annulling her marriage.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Defence/Security
We doubted De Gea when he joined Manchester United, admits Ferdinand
Manchester, Feb 22 (IANS) Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has admitted that he, along with a few other senior players, doubted David De Gea's potential when the Spain No. 1 first arrived at Old Trafford.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Bhopal gas tragedy survivors campaign against BJP ahead of bypolls
Bhopal, Feb 22 (IANS) The survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy -- which struck the state capital nearly 33 years ago -- on Thursday appealed to voters not to vote for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for allegedly going back on promises made to the victims/survivors of the tragedy.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Awaiting response to notice sent to Nirav Modi: MEA
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday that it is still awaiting a response to the notification sent to absconding Indian businessman Nirav Modi, involved in the $1.8 billion Punjab National Bank fraud, seeking an explanation as to why his passport should not be revoked.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vijay Hazare trophy: Andhra outplay Delhi by six wickets in quarters
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A disciplined all-round effort helped Andhra outplay Delhi by six wickets in the fourth quarter-final match of the Vijay Hazare trophy at the Palam A Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Volatility on F&O expiry, global cues pull equities lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Volatility infused by futures and options (F&O) expiry, along with negative global cues and a weak rupee, pulled the key Indian equity indices lower on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Infant mortality rate dips from 51% to 32% in MP'
Bhopal, Feb 22 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh has witnessed a decline in the infant mortality rate from 51 per cent in 2005 to 32 per cent in 2016, government data released on Thursday claimed, giving its credit to the increase in hospital deliveries and better care for pregnant women.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
DoT unveils strategic plan for synergy among seven PSUs
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Thursday announced what it called a "strategic plan" to bring synergy among seven telecom public sector units (PSUs) under it to ensure their effective functioning.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Frail-looking Parrikar thanks Goa for prayers, presents budget
Panaji, Feb 22 (IANS) In an emotional address to the people of Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who hours after being discharged from a Mumbai hospital made a dramatic appearance at the state legislative assembly on Thursday to present the annual budget, thanked the people of Goa for praying for his health.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Over 90% Indians want to remotely manage IoT at home: Report
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Over 90 per cent Indians would be keen to experience a reality where Internet Of Things (IoT) devices could make their lives simpler by enabling them to monitor and manage their home appliances remotely in real-time, a new report said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
India, Kenya revise tax treaty
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Indian and Kenyan governments have revised their double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA) to bring down the withholding tax rates, protect treaty from abuse and check tax evasion, an official statement said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Fujifilm brings 'X-H1' mirrorless digital camera in India
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Expanding its X series, Fujifilm India on Thursday launched "X-H1" mirrorless digital camera for Rs 1,49,999 (for body only) and Rs 1,72,999 (for body and battery grip).
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Idea offers Rs 2k cashback on 4G smartphones
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Telecom operator Idea Cellular on Thursday said it has offered a cashback of Rs 2,000 on the purchase of a new 4G smartphone of any brand with effect from February 23.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Multi-dimensional inequality rising amid India's 'jobless growth': Report
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Inequality in India has been rising since 1991 (post-liberilisation) and extended beyond just being income and consumption gap, to non-income dimensions like education, health, nutrition, sanitation and opportunities, a report released on Thursday said.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Priyanka Chopra tired of 'being fabulous'
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra says being fabulous is not an easy job, and found a "pillow" in her "Quantico" co-star Marlee Matlin.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Korean stage director accused of rape, apologises
Seoul, Feb 22 (IANS) Lee Yoon-taek, artistic director of Yeonheedan, one of South Koreas top theatre groups, has been accused of sexual violence, including rape.
2018-02-22
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Minister's manhandling: AAP demands action, flays L-G
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Stating that there is no rule of law under Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal who was "working as a BJP agent", the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday demanded action against those involved in manhandling and beating up the party's Minister and his aide.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aizawl host Arrows in I-League tie (Preview)
Aizawl, Feb 22 (IANS) With all hopes of retaining the title gone, defending champions Aizawl FC will play for pride when they host Indian Arrows in an I-League game here on Friday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
This fertility hormone may help older women conceive
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a hormone that could help prepare the womb lining for pregnancy, an advance that could help develop treatments to improve fertility in older women.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Allahabad HC refuses plea against UP CM in 2007 riot case
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) In a big relief to Yogi Adityanath, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday refused to admit a plea for a CBI probe to prosecute the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister in a 2007 riot case that had left one person dead.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jaipur's narrow street becomes set of Dev Patel's film
Jaipur, Feb 22 (IANS) A narrow street here lined with vegetable, jewellery shops and a few bikes parked on both sides served as one of the sets of Indian-origin British actor Dev Patel-starrer "The Wedding Guest".
2018-02-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood,Diaspora
Trump endorses guns for teachers to prevent school shootings
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has floated a proposal to arm teachers that could help prevent massacres such as last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school that claimed 17 lives.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Mourinho defends Man Utd tactics after Sevilla draw
Seville (Spain), Feb 22 (IANS) After sustaining a 0-0 draw against Sevilla FC in the Champions League, Manchester United chief coach Jose Mourinho on Thursday defended his club for their playing tactics.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Six rescued from sex racketeers in Bengal, 12 held
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) The West Bengal CID has rescued four women and two minor girls from a sex racket in the city and arrested 12 racketeers, a CID official said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pallavi to play character with grey shades (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actress Pallavi Rao, who has worked in shows like "Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi" and "Dhhai Kilo Prem", will essay a character with grey shades in the show "Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala".
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Focus on girls' nutrition for better future: Sophie Trudeau
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Future of humanity depends in the development of girls, who are meant to be nourished right from their early days, Canadian Prime Minister's wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Modi talks of Nagaland's development, says Naga issue's resolution soon
Tuensang (Nagaland), Feb 22 (IANS) Assuring that the Centre is working towards finding an honourable settlement to the vexed Naga issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed to the state electorate to vote the BJP and ally NDPP to power for political stability in the hill state and its development.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Japanese firm Sumitomo enters Indian real estate with Krishna Group
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Marking its entry into Indian real estate sector, Japanese major Sumitomo Corporation and Krishna group on Thursday announced the launch of their real estate joint venture, Krisumi Corporation with an investment of $2 billion.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CENTRiC Mobiles to invest Rs 648 cr in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) Domestic smartphone brand CENTRiC Mobiles on Thursday announced to invest Rs 648 crore towards setting up a research and development and manufacturing unit for mobile phones in Uttar Pradesh.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
Saffron should not spread all over tricolour: Kamal
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has said that saffron has its place in the national flag but it should not spread all over it, in a remark interpreted as an attack on the BJP and Hindutva forces.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Mobile app e-saathi launched at UP Investors Summit
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) On the second and last day of the UP Investors Summit here on Thursday, a mobile application - e-Saathi -- was launched.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Atif can bring out emotional depth of songs: Sudhir Mishra
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Director Sudhir Mishra believes Pakistani star Atif Aslam, like other "great singers", has the capacity to bring out the emotional depth of a song.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
World Cup cricketer set to bat for Punjab Police
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, who helped India storm into the final of the Womens World Cup with her unbeaten 171 against Australia, is all set to join Punjab Police next month following the waiver of her previous employment bond by the Indian Railways, it was announced on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Golfers Maninder, Gurcharan qualify for National finals
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Maninder Pal Singh and Gurcharan Cheema qualified for the National finals of the Mercedes Trophy golf meet, it was announced on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Golf
Nirav's PNB fraud started in 2008, arrested bank officials tell CBI
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The practice of illegally issuing Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) and Foreign Letter of Credit (FLCs) and then rolling them over to favour Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi groups started in 2008 and continued till these were discovered in January this year, according to CBI officials.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Reveal list of those whose NPAs have been written off: CPI-M
Thrissur (Kerala), Feb 22 (IANS) The CPI-M on Thursday demanded that the Central government make public the list of persons whose outstanding bank loans, or non-performing assets, to public sector banks, spanning oRs 2.40 lakh crore had been written off.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Woman breaches security cordon, gets onto Mamata's dais
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) A woman bypassed all security arrangements and jumped onto the dais during West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's public speech in North Dinajpur district on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Baaghi 2' looks like Tiger Shroff's white collar 'Rambo'
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The violence seen in the trailer of "Baaghi 2" seems hypnotic in its intensity. Actor Tiger Shroff fights with as much choreographed ferocity as he dances.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Defender Bheke to stay at Bengaluru FC for three more seasons
Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS) Bengaluru FC on Thursday extended Rahul Bhekes contract for three more years, tying the defender to the club until May 2021, the club announced on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Shekhar Ravjiani invites UK's HRVY to his studio
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Singer-composer Shekhar Ravjiani is excited about English singer HRVY coming to India for the first time, and has invited him to his music studio.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ultimate goal is to play for India: Minerva defender Ambekar
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Title contenders Minerva Punjab FC's full back Abhishek Ambekar wants to win the I-League for his club and in the process also stake a claim for a India call-up less than one year ahead of the Asian Cup.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
S. Africa took calculated risks, says Kohli
Centurion, Feb 22 (IANS) After a six wicket loss to South Africa in the second Twenty20 International match, India skipper Virat Kohli praised the hosts, saying they took calculated risks which helped them.
2018-02-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
4G steered 82% of Indian mobile data traffic in 2017: Report
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) 4G emerged as the key driver of mobile data consumption in 2017 and 82 per cent of the mobile data traffic came from 4G in India, Nokia's annual "Mobile Broadband Index" study said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Team kept composure while batting, says Duminy
Centurion, Feb 22 (IANS) After playing a crucial knock in the second Twenty20 International match which helped his team beat India by six wickets, South Africa skipper Jean-Paul Duminy (64 not out) said the team kept its composure while batting.
2018-02-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Ajmal objects but Army defends chief's remarks on AIUDF's rise
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Indian Army on Thursday defended its chief General Bipin Rawat's comments about the growth of the AIUDF, a political party in Assam, allegedly because it enjoyed the support of the Muslim population as Pakistan and China were pushing illegal Bangladeshi migrants into India.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
China no threat to Australia: Turnbull
Canberra, Feb 22 (IANS) China is not a threat to Australia because it lacks "any hostile intent", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said here on Thursday as he embarked on his US visit.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Diplomacy
Delhi Festival to celebrate harmony, counter violence
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Sahitya Kala Parishad and the Department of Art, Culture and Languages of the Delhi Government have joined hands to organise a Youth Festival at the Central Park here. With an exciting line-up of artists and shows, the six-day event kicking off on Thursday, has a lot to offer to visitors.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Key Indian equity indices provisionally close flat
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices provisionally closed flat-to-lower on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Samsung brings world's first 'Wind-Free' AC to India
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Samsung India on Thursday announced to bring the world's first "Wind-Free" air conditioner to the country, starting from Rs 50,950.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Video consumption in India up five times in 1 year: Report
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) With nearly 96 per cent people, especially millenials, binging on long-format videos in India, the video consumption in the country has seen a five-fold growth in just one year, digital and mobile entertainment platform Hotstar said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology,Cinema/Showbiz
4G steered 82% of Indian mobile data consuption in 2017: Report
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) 4G emerged as the key driver of mobile data consumption in 2017 and 82 per cent of the traffic in the year came from 4G in India, Nokia's annual "Mobile Broadband Index" study said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Indian national killed in Nepal bus mishap
Kathmandu, Feb 22 (IANS) An Indian national was killed when a bus hit his motorcycle in Nepal's Kapilvastu district.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP protests outside Sisodia's residence, demands Kejriwal's resignation
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday staged a protest outside Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's residence here against the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and demanded Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sushma Swaraj, Canadian Foreign Minister hold strategic dialogue
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Ahead of Friday's India-Canada bilateral summit, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland held a strategic dialogue here on Thursday covering a wide range of bilateral cooperation issues.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
DoT unveils strategic plan for synergy among seven PSUs
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Thursday announced a "strategic plan" to bring synergy among the seven public sector units (PSUs) under it -- BSNL, MTNL, BBNL, TVIL, ITI, C-DoT and TEC.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Shakhtar come from behind to beat Roma
Kharkiv (Ukraine), Feb 22 (IANS) Shakhtar Donetsk recovered from a deficit to defeat AS Roma 2-1 in the first leg of a UEFA Champions League knockout stage tie.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Ukraine,Sports,Football
Cauvery water dispute: CM urges all TN parties to unite
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami urged all parties to shed their differences and unite to secure the state's rights in the Cauvery river water dispute with neighbouring Karnataka.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Canadian mission rescinds invitation to Khalistan separatist for Trudeau reception
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Amid a raging controversy, the High Commission of Canada on Thursday said that it has rescinded an invitation extended to Khalistan separatist Jaspal Atwal for a reception in honour of visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Explosion at US embassy in Montenegro
Podgorica (Montenegro), Feb 22 (IANS) An unidentified attacker threw an explosive device at the US embassy in Montenegro's capital city Podgorica, before blowing himself up with another bomb, police said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Terrorism
ABVP members manhandled me: DU AISA head
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) All India Students Association (AISA) head at Delhi University on Thursday alleged that she was manhandled by several male students at Satyawati College during a programme on women's safety.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stalin asks Palaniswami to meet Modi over Cauvery issue
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) DMK leader M.K.Stalin on Thursday said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami along with leaders of various political parties should meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urge him to set up a Cauvery Management Board.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
70 years after Independence power reaches Elephanta Isle near Mumbai
Raigad (Maharashtra), Feb 22 (IANS) Seventy years after Independence, a 7.5-km long undersea cable has finally brought electricity to the world-famous Gharapuri Isle, which houses the UNESCO World Heritage site Elephanta Caves, about 10-km from Mumbai, a top official said here on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Amnesty accuses Trump of human rights violations
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Human rights group Amnesty International on Thursday accused US President Donald Trump of practicing "hateful" politics and said his policies mark "a new era of human rights regression" in the US and around the world.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Global smartphone sales down 4.6%, Samsung retains top spot
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) While global smartphone sales to end users were down 4.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017, Samsung retained its top spot with 18.2 per cent share, Gartner said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Party's policies to focus on people's welfare: Kamal
Madurai, Feb 22 (IANS) Makkal Needhi Maiam's (MNM) President Kamal Haasan on Thursday said his party's policies were all those that the rulers did not implement for people's welfare.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Margot Robbie found playing Tonya Harding liberating
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Actress Margot Robbie found playing Tonya Harding "liberating" because she had taken on some of her "unapologetic" traits.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Sports
Delhi government staff to observe 5-minutes silence as protest every day
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Delhi government employees will observe a five-minute silence outside their respective offices every working day till steps are taken to "ensure their safety and dignity", the IAS body said here on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US win women's ice hockey gold medal
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 22 (IANS) The US won a gold in the women's ice hockey final with a victory over Canada after a sudden death penalty shootout on Thursday at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics here.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
OTT platforms best to get revenues: Vikram Bhatt
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, who has ventured into the digital space with his over-the-top app -- VBontheweb, says such platforms are best to create a stable revenue system for quality content with good production values.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
Social media use may affect teenagers' real life relationships
Toronto, Feb 22 (IANS) Even as effects of social media use on mental well-being is hotly debated, a new study says that spending too much time online can create problems in real life relationships of teenagers and vice versa.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Disney executive accused of harassment
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Thomas Schumacher, the president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions and the chairman of the Broadway League, has been accused of harassment and using inappropriate language by the company's former employees.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ali Fazal denies going to Oscars 2018
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal has refuted reports claiming that he will be attending the forthcoming 90th Academy Awards ceremony with actress and girlfriend Richa Chadha. He said he won't be there in person, but will be "gunning" for his Oscar-nominated film "Victoria & Abdul".
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
'Tamil detainees should be released from Andhra jails'
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) PMK founder S.Ramadoss on Thursday condemned the Tamil Nadu government for not taking action to get around 2,700-3,000 Tamil persons out of jails in Andhra Pradesh.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Abish Mathew, Bhuvan Bam join YouTube FanFest line-up
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Comedians Bhuvan Bam, Aksh Baghla, Lalit Shokeen, Abish Mathew and Atul Khatri will be spreading laughter through their acts as part of the forthcoming YouTube Fanfest 2018.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Reliance Infrastructure bags Rs 3,647 crore contract for Uppur Thermal Power Project
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure Limited has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract of Rs 3,647 crore from Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) for balance of plant (BoP) package and allied civil works for a 2 x 800 MW supercritical coal-based Uppur Thermal Power Project in Ramanathapuram district of the state, a company statement said here on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tata Communications joins Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom for global IoT connectivity
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) In an effort to bring global connectivity to consumer electronics and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) devices, Tata Communications on Thursday joined hands with Taiwan's largest mobile network operator Chunghwa Telecom.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Kanika Kapoor attends Milan Fashion Week
Milan, Feb 22 (IANS) Singer Kanika Kapoor, who has sung hits like "Baby doll", "Chittiyaan kalaiyaan" and "Desi look", attended the Milan Fashion Week on the invitation of luxury fashion house Moschino.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Italy,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
PNB fraud favouring Nirav Modi started in 2008, arrested bank officials tell CBI
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The practice of illegally issuing Letters of Understanding (LoUs) and Foreign Letter of Credits (FLCs) and then rolling them over to favour Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi groups started in 2008 and continued till these were discovered in January this year, according to CBI officials.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cybercrimes cost businesses $600 bn globally: McAfee
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Cybercrimes have cost businesses close to $600 billion globally -- or 0.8 per cent of the global GDP -- which is up from $445 billion reported three years back, a report said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Heavy snowfall on Uttarakhand hills
Dehradun, Feb 22 (IANS) Heavy snowfall was reported on Thursday from the hilly tracts of Uttarakhand, including Hemkund Saheb, Badrinath and Kedarnath. This has lead to a dip in the mercury.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Canadian PM, politicians must not attend events glorifying militants'
Toronto, Feb 22 (IANS) Reacting to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's assurance to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to curb Sikh separatists in Canada, former Canadian Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh has said politicians in this country have failed to appreciate India's deep sensitivities about Khalistani activities.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Canada,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri': A remarkable tragi-dramedy (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"; Director: Martin McDonagh; Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges, Zeljko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Clarke Peters, Samara Weaving, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage, Sandy Martin, Amanda Warren, Brendan Sexton III, Kerry Condon, Kathryn Newton, Darrell Britt-Gibson; Rating: ***1/2
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Big B sings 'Badumba' for '102 Not Out'
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has lent his voice for a song titled "Badumba" for his upcoming film "102 Not Out".
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AAP minister detained for protest against Chief Secretary
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) AAP minister Rajendra Pal Gautam was detained here on Thursday as he was moving towards Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence along with some party workers to protest against the "casteist remarks" made by Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Brazil's Gremio win Recopa Sudamericana
Porto Alegre (Brazil), Feb 22 (IANS) Brazil's Gremio defeated Argentine side Independiente on penalties to win their second Recopa Sudamericana here on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Sao Tome And Principe,Sports,Football
'Modicare' scheme similar to one in state, says Rajasthan health minister
Jaipur, Feb 22 (IANS) The Modi health care scheme announced in the Union budget this year is quite similar to the one introduced in Rajasthan in December 2015, says Kali Charan Saraf, Rajasthan's Minister of Health.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Indian shuttlers fined for withdrawing from Uganda Badminton event
Kampala, Feb 22 (IANS) Indian players Harshit Aggarwal and Chaliha Orijit will be fined for their late withdraw from the 2018 Uganda International Badminton Open Championship.
2018-02-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Badminton
De Gea stars as Man U fend off strong Sevilla
Madrid, Feb 22 (IANS) Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was largely responsible for his side taking a 0-0 draw from the first leg of their Champions draw away to Sevilla despite being largely overrun by the Spanish side for the majority of the game.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Dua Lipa, Stormzy, white rose pins rule Brit Awards (Round-up)
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Artistes Dua Lipa and Stormzy shined at the 38th edition of Brit Awards, where most stars gave a shout-out to the victims of sexual harassment in solidarity with the Time's Up movement by sporting white rose pins.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
New Jabra Elite wireless earbuds in India
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Expanding its wireless series, Denmark-based Jabra, a subsidiary of GN Netcom that makes in-ear and on-ear audio wearables, on Thursday launched the "Elite 65t" true wireless earbuds in India for Rs 12,999.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Win over Leganes lifts Real Madrid up to third spot
Madrid, Feb 22 (IANS) Real Madrid moved into third place in the La Liga points table with a 3-1 win away to Leganes in a game which had been postponed in December as a result of their playing in the World Club Championship.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Midfielder Arthur close to Barcelona move
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 22 (IANS) A deal that would see highly rated Gremio midfielder Arthur move to Barcelona next January is "90 per cent complete", according to reports in the Brazilian media.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Bhardwaj postpones Irrfan, Deepika starrer over health issues
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj says he is pushing back his film, starring Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan, by a few months as both the actors are having health issues.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Shruti, Akshara wish father success for political journey
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's daughters Shruti and Akshara have wished him love and success in his new journey in politics.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Key Indian equity indices trade lower in afternoon session
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices are trading lower during the afternoon session on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
CBI questioning enters 4th day in Rotomac case
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday continued questioning Rotomac owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul in connection with the Rs 3,695 crore loan default case.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Opposition parties should field common candidates against NDA: Salman Khurshid (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Opposition parties should strive to field a common candidate against the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in each constituency in the next Lok Sabha polls and alliance talks among them should start early to allow workers to align themselves, according to senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PNB fraud: ED seizes luxury cars, more assets of Modi, Choksi
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday said it has seized nine high-end luxury cars belonging to Nirav Modi besides crores of assets in connection with its ongoing probe into the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parrikar arrives in Goa, might table budget
Panaji, Feb 22 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar arrived here on Thursday after he was discharged from Mumbai's Lilavati hospital where he was hospitalised since February 15 for a pancreas-related ailment.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Ariana Grande pulls out of Brit Awards
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande pulled out of 2018 Brit Awards at the last moment leaving organisers frantic.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Carbon monoxide can make some antibiotics more effective
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Carbon monoxide can improve the effectiveness of antibiotics that fight stomach infections, says a study that could open up novel ways to fight antibiotic resistance.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Now add friends in live chats on Facebook Messenger
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Facebook has rolled out a new feature in both iOS and Android apps that can allow users to add more friends and family members to a live audio and video chats in Messenger.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Kendrick Lamar, SZA sued over 'All the stars' video
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Musicians Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and Top Dawg Entertainment have been sued by British-Liberian artiste Lina Viktor for what she sees as clear plagiarism of her work in the video of the track "All the stars". The song is a part of the album for the blockbuster film "Black Panther".
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Hollywood
Businessman shot dead in Guwahati
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) A businessman was shot dead by unidentified assailants here, police said on Thursday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dassault Systèmes extends global education initiative to India
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) With an aim to help transform education and research in India, 3D Experience major Dassault Systemes on Thursday extended its global initiative "La Fondation Dassault Systemes" to the country.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Education
Fire at Innovative Film City near Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS) A major fire broke out on Thursday at the Innovative Film City in Bidadi, about 40 km from here, which gutted the sets of reality show "Bigg Boss Kannada" and melted down a wax museum, police said.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on LoC
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) The Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Where's the money for Grenfell? Stormzy asks British PM
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Double Brit Award winner rapper Stormzy used his performance at the 2018 gala to take a swipe at British Prime Minister Theresa May over the Grenfell tragedy that left 71 dead and hundreds homeless last year.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Microsoft Surface Pro now available in India
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Microsoft on Thursday announced its Surface Pro notebook and accessories are available in India. Surface Pro features a high-resolution 12.3-inch "PixelSense" touch display that supports the new Surface Pen 4.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
The publisher as the writer of a novel for himself (Book Feature)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) When Ashok Chopra set off on a career in publishing, it was a totally different world -- but along the way, as he was climbing up the ladder and making a mark in the publishing space, the industry itself was undergoing massive transformation. More than four decades later, he is a publisher-par-excellence, revered and held in high esteem, but how does such a publisher fit into the shoes of a novelist?
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Indian smartphone vendors suffer as Chinese players gobble up share (Tech Trend)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Aiming to help domestic smartphone manufacturers recover lost ground, the government has taken several measures in the recent past, like easing norms for local manufacturing and hiking customs duty on mobile phones.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Keep using app, it will get better: Snapchat to critics
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Showing no intention of rolling back the design overhaul that attracted the ire of more than six lakh users, Snapchat has asked them to keep using the updated app till they get used to new features.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Amateur astronomer snaps exploding star's rare first light
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Images captured by an amateur astronomer in Argentina has helped scientists obtain their first view of the initial burst of light from the explosion of a massive star.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
NRA rejects raising minimum age to buy rifles
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The US' National Rifle Association (NRA) has rejected ideas to raise the minimum age for purchasing rifles, the media reported.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Stormzy, Dua Lipa shine at Brit awards
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Artistes Dua Lipa and Stormzy, took away two prizes each at the Brit awards, which were held here at the O2 Arena.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Didn't expect this response for 'Secret Superstar' in China: Kiran
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Riding high on the success of her film "Secret Superstar", producer Kiran Rao says that she never expected the amazing love and support for the film that it received in China.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Twitter crackdown on mass tweeting to fight bots
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) In yet another attempt to fight spam on its platform, Twitter has announced a new set of guidelines that will prohibit bots from posting mass tweets as well as prevent automated tweets.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
It's all about location, says Hong Kong as it woos Indian IT firms, airlines
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is actively wooing Indian investors -- especially software firms and airlines -- pitching itself as the gateway to the markets of mainland China, northeast and southeast Asia.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Misty Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) It was a misty morning here on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 14 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
White roses show 'Times Up' at Brit Awards
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Most artistes at the 2018 Brit Awards carried or pinned white roses in a show of solidarity with the "Time's Up" and "Me Too" movements, but singer Paloma Faith was upset that not many men adorned the flower.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Immigration/Law/Rights
N.Korea to send delegation for Winter Olympics closing ceremony
Seoul, Feb 22 (IANS) North Korea on Thursday said it would send a high-level delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics' closing ceremony, the Unification Ministry confirmed here.
2018-02-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Trump challenges Sessions to probe Obama on Russia
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has challenged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch a probe into his predecessor Barack Obama's administration for failing to do enough to stop the 2016 election foreign interference, the media reported.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Former engineer sues Google over discrimination
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) A former employee has sued Google for "discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination", alleging that the company fired him over writing pro-diversity internal posts.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
'Only Guterres can waive UNFPA staff's immunity in India case'
United Nations, Feb 22 (IANS) The immunity against prosecution for the UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) staff accused of harassment in India can only be lifted by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the allegations do not involve sexual abuse, his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric clarified on Wednesday.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Qualcomm, Microsoft offer 'always connected' PCs to consumers
Barcelona, Feb 22 (IANS) Global chip-maker Qualcomm Technologies and Microsoft have collaborated with leading retailers from across the world to offer new "always connected" Windows 10 PCs powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile PC Platform.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Spain,Technology
Soldier injured in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) A soldier was injured on Thursday in an ongoing gunfight between militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, police said.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Key Indian equity indices open in red
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened lower ahead of futures and options (F&O) expiry.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Democrat lawmakers slams Trump's stance toward Cuba
Havana, Feb 22 (IANS) Democrat lawmakers have slammed US President Donald Trump's stance towards Cuba saying that his administration's decision to reverse the thawing of relations with Havana was a mistake.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Cuba,Politics,Diplomacy
44 killed in Peru bus accident
Lima, Feb 22 (IANS) At least 44 people were killed and 24 others injured when a bus skidded off the road and plunged into a river in Peru's Arequipa region, authorities said.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Sweden,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maldives President turns down UN Secretary-General's mediation offer
United Nations, Feb 22 (IANS) Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has turned down UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' offer to mediate between him and the opposition in the ongoing political crisis, Guterres's Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Gunfight erupts in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) A gunfight erupted on Thursday between militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, police said.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Trump meets Florida school shooting survivors, suggests arming teachers
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump met survivors and families of the victims that were killed in the Florida school shooting and suggested that teachers and staff members should be provided with arms to avert such massacres, the media reported.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Teigen worried over Twitterati's grammar knowledge
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen is worried over the grammer knowledge of Twitter users.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ivanka Trump to attend Olympics Closing Ceremony with US delegation
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump, will lead the US delegation to attend the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea on Sunday, the White House has said.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
New York tops list of America's dirtiest cities
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) New York is the dirtiest city, with more pests and litter than any place else in the US, according to a review of government data by the cleaning-services company Busy Bee.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Trump's first economic report predicts stronger economy
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The US economic growth rate will increase to 3.1 per cent in 2018 and remain above 3 per cent through 2020, according to President Donald Trump's first official economic report to Congress.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Rio's state of emergency not political ploy: Temer
Brasilia, Feb 22 (IANS) Brazil President Michel Temer has denied through his spokesperson Alexandre Parola, that the federal state of emergency declared about public safety in Rio de Janeiro had any political motivations.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
'Britain needs to offer more clarity about Brexit plans'
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has urged the British government to act swiftly to "offer more clarity" about its plans for Brexit, saying that "the clock is ticking".
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
US stocks close lower after Fed minutes
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) US stocks closed lower as investors awaited the release of a meeting minute from the Federal Reserve.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
'Remixed songs are looked down upon'
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Singer Sunidhi Chauhan, music director Amit Trivedi and DJ Nucleya -- judges of the upcoming digital music show 'The Remix', said remixed songs are never given its due respect.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
US Fed officials show rising confidence on growth, inflation outlook
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) US Federal Reserve officials have become more confident about the growth and inflation outlook, paving the way for gradual interest rate hikes in the future.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Williams faces backlash after saying Beyonce 'needs autotune'
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) American TV host Wendy Williams has faced a backlash from fans for criticising singer-actress Beyonce Knowles and saying she needs autotune.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Venezuela's Maduro wants 'mega-election' amid opposition boycott
Caracas, Feb 22 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has proposed holding a "mega-election" after the opposition coalition said it would boycott a planned presidential poll in April.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
US dollar rises after Fed minutes
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) The US dollar increased against most major peers as investors were digesting the newly-released Federal Reserve minutes.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
'Joker' origin film to go floors in May
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Martin Scorsese's untitled "Joker" origin film is scheduled to start production in May.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russia to counter US competition in defence industry
Moscow, Feb 22 (IANS) Russia will hedge against the risks in the defence industry market caused by unfair competition of the US, the Kremlin has said.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
US stocks trade higher ahead of Fed minutes
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) US stocks traded higher as investors awaited the release of a meeting summary from the Federal Reserve.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Victoria Beckham finds it difficult to juggle tour with kids
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham says it is not possible to go on a tour like the much-talked about Spice Girls one and also take care of her four children at the same time.
2018-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Proteas beat India in 2nd T20I
Centurion, Feb 22 (IANS) South Africa rode on some powerful batting by Heinrich Klaasen and Jean-Paul Duminy to defeat India by six wickets in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) at the SuperSport Park here on Wednesday.
2018-02-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
30 killed in Peru bus accident
Lima, Feb 22 (IANS) At least 30 people have been killed and 17 others injured after a passenger bus overturned and plunged into a ravine in Peru's Arequipa region, officials said.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Sweden,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistani artists should be temporarily banned: Union Minister
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Wednesday called for a temporary ban on Pakistani artists for working in the Hindi film industry.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Cinema/Showbiz
DU to hold Flower Show
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Delhi University said that it will on Friday hold its 60th annual 'Flower Show' at the Mughal Garden in front of the Vice Chancellor's office.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Europeanism not at odds with national interests: Italian PM
Milan, Feb 22 (IANS/AKI) There is no contradiction between a belief in Europe and the protection of national interests, Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday.
2018-02-22
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Brazil 'a strategic partner', says Italy
Sao Paulo, Feb 21 (IANS/AKI) Italian Foreign minister Angelino Alfano on Wednesday called Brazil "a strategic partner" for his country, saying he sought strong bilateral ties "on all the complex global issues".
2018-02-22
Category: International, Brazil,Diplomacy
55 lakh GST returns filed in January: Official
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The New Year saw as many as 55 lakh Goods and Services (GST) returns being filed for the month of January so far in line with a rising curve of assessees under the country's new indirect tax regime, GST Network (GSTN) Chairman Ajay Bhushan Pandey said on Wednesday.
2018-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Karnataka legislator's son sent to jail in assault case
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday sent Mohammad Nalapad, 24, son of ruling Congress legislator N.A. Haris, to 14 days judicial custody for allegedly assaulting a youth brutally at a cafe here last week, police said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi hold Goa in ISL tie
Panjim (Goa), Feb 21 (IANS) FC Goa were held to a 1-1 draw by Delhi Dynamos FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football,ISL
Sushma to meet Canadian counterpart ahead of Modi-Trudeau talks
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will hold a strategic-level dialogue with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday ahead of Friday's bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
No 'fiscal and social dumping' in EU, says Italiam PM
Milan, Feb 21 (IANS/AKI) Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni on Wednesday slammed US-owned electrical appliances manufacture Embraco's plan to switch production to Slovakia and fire almost 500 workers at its plant in northwest Italy.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Allahabad Bank has outstanding exposure of Rs 516.79 cr in Rotomac group
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) State-run Allahabad Bank on Wednesday said it has an exposure of Rs 516.79 crore to debt-laden Rotomac group as on January end and the lender has the required provision for the same as per RBI norms.
2018-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Two French soldiers killed in Mali
Paris, Feb 21 (IANS) Two French soldiers were killed on Wednesday morning during an operation in Mali, French President Emmanuel Macron's office announced.
2018-02-21
Category: International, France,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Only Congress can challenge BJP, will have 'acche din', says Pawar
Pune, Feb 21 (IANS) Only the Congress has the ability to challenge the country's ruling BJP presently, and its 'acche din' will come, predicted Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Government backstabbing honest tax payers by lowering EPF interest rate: Congress
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Slamming the Narendra Modi government for lowering the interest rate on provident fund deposits, the Congress on Wednesday said it was "backstabbing" honest tax payers by the measure.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2 killed, 11 injured in Myanmar blast
Yangon, Feb 21 (IANS) Two women were killed and 11 others injured in a bomb blast in Myanmar's Shan state on Wednesday, an official statement said.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 100 school girls still missing after Boko Haram attack: Nigerian police
Lagos, Feb 21 (IANS) As many as 111 girl students were still unaccounted for following Monday's attack by Boko Haram insurgents on a government school in Nigeria's restive northeast Yobe state, police said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Portugal,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Education
Students from Manipur meet Army Chief
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A group of students from Manipur on Wednesday met and interacted with Army chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Daspur extortion case: Bengal CID seizes Rs 2 cr in fresh raids
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) West Bengal CID on Wednesday raided a south Kolkata flat owned by an acquaintance of former West Midnapore district police chief Bharati Ghosh's husband in relation to an extortion case and seized cash amounting to Rs 2 crore, a senior CID official said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hinduism a cultural concept of India: Naidu
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said Hinduism is not a religion but a cultural concept of India.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Environment/Wildlife
2nd T20I: Pandey, Dhoni take India to big total
Centurion, Feb 21 (IANS) India rode on some power packed batting to post 188/4 in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) against South Africa at the SuperSport Park here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
India test-fires Prithvi II off Odisha coast
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) India on Wednesday successfully test-fired nuclear-capable medium range surface to surface missile Prithvi-II off the Odisha coast, defence sources said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security
Gujarat court rejects Hardik's discharge petition in sedition case
Ahmedabad, Feb 21 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday rejected a petition by Patidar reservation leader Hardik Patel to discharge him in a sedition case filed by Gujarat Government.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi to get first government innovation centre
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) An innovation centre will be set up in the city soon order to promote entrepreneurial potential in the youth, the Delhi government said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CS assault: Police denied AAP MLAs' custody, sent to jail (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday sent two Aam Aadmi Party MLAs -- Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal -- who were arrested on charges of assaulting Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash -- in judicial custody till Thursday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC allows withdrawal of four remaining CRPF companies from Bengal hills
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Centre to withdraw next month four CRPF companies deployed in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts of West Bengal that witnessed an agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Telangana plans to use Google X technology for connectivity
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) The Telangana government is keen to use Free Space Optical Communications (FSOC) technology of Google X to provide internet access to people in parts of the state, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
New Goa policy may shift casinos to 'entertainment zone'
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) The Goa government is drafting a policy, which may eventually lead to relocation of Goa's casinos to an entertainment zone near an upcoming airport project, Public Works Development Sudin Dhavalikar told the Goa Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
3 Libyan soldiers killed in suicide attack
Tripoli, Feb 21 (IANS) Three soldiers of Libya's eastern-based army were killed on Wednesday in a suicide attack on a military checkpoint in the city of Jufra, according to military and medical sources.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Terrorism,Defence/Security
OMC to provide bauxite to Vedanta in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) The Odisha Cabinet on Wednesday amended a long-term linkage policy to facilitate Vedanta company to source bauxite from the Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) to run a refinery and smelter plants in the state.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Maldives President mum on political crisis in parliamentary address
Male, Feb 21 (IANS) Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Wednesday addressed the Parliament but made no mention of the recent political turmoil affecting the country.
2018-02-21
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Guterres, Ban Ki-moon ask Security Council to focus on preventing conflicts
United Nations, Feb 21 (IANS) Warning of the changing threat situations around the world, US Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his predecessor, Ban Ki-moon, making an unprecedented joint appearance before the Security Council, called on it to focus on prevention of conflicts, staving them off before they arise.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Domestic exchanges reassure stakeholders of orderly transition
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Clarifying on an earlier announcement of halting operations of Indian indices on international bourses, three domestic exchanges -- BSE, NSE and MSEI -- on Wednesday reassured that they will work with all stakeholders to facilitate an orderly transition that is not disruptive.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi Chief Secretary absent from House meeting, may face action
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, who was allegedly beaten up by two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs, may face action for not turning up for a Delhi Assembly committee meeting here on Wednesday evening.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Russia slams UK's 'groundless' cyber attack accusations
Moscow, Feb 21 (IANS) London's allegations of Moscow being behind the cyber attack against Ukraine in June 2017 are far-fetched and "information warfare" against Russia, said Russia's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Bureaucrat assault case: Dalit, Muslim MLAs targeted, says AAP
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Calling the alleged assault on a Delhi bureaucrat a "conspiracy", the ruling AAP on Wednesday said that its two MLAs -- Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan -- were arrested in the case without any inquiry because they belonged to the Dalit and Muslim community respectively.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FDI in India only up 0.27% in Apr-Dec 2017
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India increased by a marginal 0.27 per cent to $35.94 billion during the April-December period of the current fiscal, according to data released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kamal Haasan launches party (Roundup)
Madurai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday launched his political party "Makkal Needhi Maiam" (People Justice Centre), which will seek to provide corruptionless governance, stop playing games on the basis of religion and castes and adopt a centrist approach without swaying left or right too much.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Only Congress can challenge BJP, says Sharad Pawat
Pune, Feb 21 (IANS) Only the Congress has the ability to challenge the country's ruling BJP presently, and its 'acche din' will come, predicted Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
EC, UEFA to promote shared values for Euro 2020
Brussels, Feb 21 (IANS) The European Commission and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) on Wednesday signed a new agreement ahead of the 2020 European Championship to promote values such as the integrity of sport, good governance, respect for human rights and gender equality.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Football
Gujarat court discharges ex-DGP Pandey in Ishrat Jahan case
Ahmedabad, Feb 21 (IANS) A special CBI court here on Wednesday discharged former Gujarat DGP incharge P.P. Pandey, a key accused in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan shootout case.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gaza municipality declares state of emergency
Gaza, Feb 21 (IANS) The Gaza municipality on Wednesday declared a state of emergency, citing reduced services caused by resource shortages and foreign aid cuts.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics,Business/Economy
India vs S. Africa women's 4th T20I called off
Centurion, Feb 21 (IANS) The fourth women's Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket match between South Africa and India was called off after 15.3 overs were played due to rain here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Criminals nabbed soon after committing robbery
Ghaziabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Moving swiftly, Ghaziabad police on Wednesday arrested two criminals soon after they robbed a man of his motorcycle and other belongings in the city.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha cabinet approves Rs 912.38 cr piped water projects
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) The Odisha Cabinet on Wednesday approved piped water projects worth Rs 912.38 crore to be implemented in mining-affected areas and other districts.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Expect more export of protein meal to India: US official
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The US expects more export of protein meal such as soybean and DDG obtained from corn to India besides reduction in agricultural tariff, a senior US official said here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Reforms undertaken in India in right direction: Donald Trump Jr
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday said regulatory reforms in India's real estate sector during the last four-five years are in the "right direction" and these are "important" for foreign players looking to invest in this space in the country.
2018-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ball deflects off bowler Ellis' head for six
Auckland, Feb 21 (IANS) In a bizarre incident in cricket, Canterbury pace bowler Andrew Ellis saw one of his deliveries being hit on his head before going over the boundary for a six in New Zealand's Ford Trophy Grand semi-final here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Electrify every Arunachal village by May 1: Union Minister
Itanagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy Raj Kumar Singh on Wednesday directed officials to expedite the work to electrify every village in Arunachal Pradesh by May 1.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
DSport to broadcast Pakistan cricket extravaganza in India
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) DSport will telecast the latest edition of the Pakistan Super League that begins from Thursday and will be played in Dubai.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports
2nd T20I: Proteas win toss, elect to field
Centurion, Feb 21 (IANS) South Africa won the toss and opted to field in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) against India here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Kejriwal urges Tamil Nadu voters to replicate 'Delhi example'
Madurai, Feb 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday urged the people of Tamil Nadu to replicate the "Delhi example" by giving votes to the newly-launched party by actor Kamal Haasan to route "corrupt" AIADMK and DMK.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Mercury on rise in Delhi, Wednesday becomes warmest in February
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) With mercury reaching 31.7 degree Celsius, seven notches above the season's average, making Wednesday the warmest February day for Delhi, the IMD said temperatures would further rise over next two days.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Winter Olympics: S. Korea take team silver in men's speed skating
Gangneung (South Korea), Feb 21 (IANS) South Korea won a silver in the PyeongChang Winter Games men's team pursuit speed skating on Wednesday, finishing runner-up in the second consecutive Olympics.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Bengal observes International Mother Language Day
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Processions, lighting of torches, cultural programmes marked Language Martyrs' Day (now celebrated as International Mother Language Day), as West Bengal paid homage to those who laid down their lives for the cause of the Bengali language in Dhaka (of then East Pakistan) in 1952.
2018-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Assam amends law to tackle public drinking
Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) Here is a piece of bad news for tipplers in Assam: Public consumption of alcohol and creation of nuisance in an inebriated condition may land a Bacchus worshipper in jail for six months along with a fine of up to Rs 50,000.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Suspicious vehicle spotted near White House
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Roads near the White House were closed for traffic and a building next to it evacuated on Wednesday after a suspicious vehicle was spotted nearby. The roads were reopened after the Secret Service cleared the vehicle.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
0.1% rate cut in provident fund deposits announced (Lead, correcting headline)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) In a blow to government employees, the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Wednesday decided to lower the interest rate on provident fund deposits to 8.55 per cent from the existing 8.65 per cent.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Santosh Trophy: Bengal meet Manipur in opener
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Defending champions West Bengal will take on Manipur on the opening day as the 72nd edition of the National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy kicks-off here on Thursday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Parrikar stable, condition improving: Goa BJP
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, admitted in a Mumbai hospital since February 15 for a pancreas-related ailment, is "positively responding" to treatment and his condition is stable, South Goa BJP MP Narendra Savoikar said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Nirav Modi aide Vipul was aware of fraud LoUs: CBI
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Vipul Ambani, an arrested aide of fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi, knew about the fraudulent and illegal Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) issued by the Punjab National Bank in the Rs 11,300 crore fraud, CBI officials said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
China upgrades combat air capability in Tibet to counter 'India threat'
Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) In wake of the Chinese military releasing pictures of its fighter jets flying over Tibet, a military specialist on Tuesday said China was upgrading its Western Theatre Command so as to confront "any threat from India".
2018-02-21
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security
Winter Olympics: Norway claims two golds to top medals table
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 21 (IANS) Norway claimed two more golds on Wednesday to lead the medals table at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Pinarayi Vijayan greets Kamal
Madurai, Feb 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday extended his greetings and wishes to actor Kamal Haasan, who launched his political party, and hoped his party would uphold the ideals of secularism, democracy and pluralism.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Japan wins gold in women's team pursuit, sets new Olympic record
PyeongChang, Feb 21 (IANS) The Japan's women's pursuit speed skating team on Wednesday clinched the gold by beating the Netherlands with a new Olympic record at the Winter Games here.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Actress Sripriya adds star power to Kamal's Makkal Neethi Maiam
Madurai, Feb 21 (IANS) The Makkal Neethi Maiam (People's Justice Centre) floated by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan here on Wednesday has one more popular movie star apart from its top leader.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Morocco busts IS-linked terror cell
Rabat, Feb 21 (IANS/MAP) Morocco busted a terror cell with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) group on Wednesday, the interior ministry said.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Terrorism
1% rate cut in provident fund deposits announced
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) In a blow to government employees, the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Wednesday decided to lower the interest rate on provident fund deposits to 8.55 per cent from the existing 8.65 per cent.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Inflationary risks from oil, HRA, fiscal slippage: RBI
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) In holding its repo rate unchanged for the third time in succession, the RBI's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) was guided by concerns about upside risks to inflation posed by crude oil prices, house rent allowances (HRA) and the budgetary fiscal slippage, as per the minutes of the MPC meeting released on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
CBI arrests PNB GM, seals Nirav Modi's Alibaug farmhouse (Roundup)
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday said it has arrested a General Manager-rank officer of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) in connection with the Rs 11,300 crore fraud and sealed diamond merchant Nirav Modi's Alibaug farmhouse in Maharashtra.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BS-VI grade fuel to be available from April 1, SC told
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it has advanced by two years the availability of the BS-VI grade fuel and it will be available in the national capital from April 1.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi woman weighing 200 kg loses 30 kg after surgery
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A 52-year-old woman weighing 200 kg, who underwent a six-hour lifesaving bariatric surgery at a hospital here has lost 30 kg and is currently recuperating well, the hospital said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Bjoergen becomes most successful winter Olympian with 14 medals
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 21 (IANS) Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjoergen on Wednesday sealed her place among the greatest ever winter Olympians after winning the bronze medal in the women's team sprint final at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games here.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Medical reports show injury on Delhi Chief Secretary, AAP minister's aide
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A day after allegations of assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and a Delhi minister's aide in two separate incidents, medical examination reports on Wednesday revealed injuries on both persons.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Telangana signs technology partnership pact with Taoyuan
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) The Telangana government on Wednesday signed a technology partnership agreement with Taoyuan City, Taiwan.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
We have people's support, says Rahul after massive road show in Shillong
Shillong, Feb 21 (IANS) Thousand of people from all walks of life came out on the streets of the Meghalaya capital as Congress President Rahul Gandhi held a massive road show ahead of the February 27 assembly elections.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Famed US evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Famed evangelical Christian pastor Billy Graham, a charismatic figure for decades in the US and counsellor to Presidents, died on Wednesday at the age of 99.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion
Ex-England keeper James visits The National Inclusion Cup
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Former England footballer David James gave a pleasant surprise to the young participants of The National Inclusion Cup by showing up at the tournament to encourage and motivate the youth.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Rajasthan's Reene in semis of two categories at tennis meet
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Rajasthan's Reene Singh made it to the semi-finals of two sections in the Sunfeast AITA Super Series Junior Tennis Tournament here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
World's largest brain tumour removed in Mumbai hospital
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) In a rare and complicated surgery, doctors at a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) hospital have successfully extricated a brain tumour from a 31-year-old blind man from Uttar Pradesh.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
PNB scam accused sent to police custody till March 5
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) A special CBI court on Wednesday sent to police custody, till March 5, five senior executives of the Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi Group of Companies, including Vipul Ambani, who were arrested on Tuesday in conection with the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank fraud.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NAL to get transport aircraft Saras certified for military use
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) State-run National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) will get its transport aircraft Saras-Mark 2 certified initially for military operations and civil use subsequently, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Defence/Security
Pakistan SC disqualifies Nawaz Sharif as PML-N chief
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as the president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying that all the decisions made by him as the party chief stand "null and void".
2018-02-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kamal launches 'Makkal Neethi Maiam' party
Madurai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally launched his political party called Makkal Neethi Maiam (People's Justice Centre).
2018-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
ISL: Mumbai aim to keep semi-final hopes alive (Preview)
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Mumbai City FC will aim to keep alive their slim chances of entering the semi-finals when they take on NorthEast United FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) tie here on Thursday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
2016 Aadhaar law can't cure right to privacy invasion since 2009: SC told
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court was on Wednesday told that the invasion of citizens' right to privacy -- by collecting their biometric data under Aadhaar scheme through an executive order since 2009 -- can't be saved and validated by a 2016 law.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
COAI likely to take TRAI to court on 'predatory pricing' order
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Taking its grievances against the telecom watchdog's recent order on telecom tariff amendment a step further, the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) on Wednesday said it may take legal action and a decision on this should be taken by next week.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Pakistan gets 3-month reprieve from terror financing watchlist: Asif
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan has won a last-minute reprieve at the Financial Action Task Forces meeting in Paris after member states failed to reach a consensus on a US-led motion to place Pakistan on a watchlist of countries that finance terrorism, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Mizoram to get first regional agricultural centre with Israeli collaboration
Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) A regional centre for agriculture set up with Israeli collaboration will be inaugurated in Mizoram -- the first of its kind in the northeast region -- on March 7.
2018-02-21
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congenital heart disease may up risk of early dementia
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) People born with heart disease may be at a higher risk of early onset of dementia, finds a study involving over 10,000 participants.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Gursimar, Sonam lead at women's golf meet
Greater Noida, Feb 21 (IANS) Gursimar Badwal and Sonam Chugh shared the opening rounds lead with two-under 70 each in the fifth leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Rhea Sharma looks up to Rekha (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Rhea Sharma says she looks up to veteran cine icon Rekha as a "strong role model".
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tiger Shroff's action hero dreams
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff, who has starred in action films like "Heropanti" and "Baaghi", says it was his dream to be an action hero.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pakistan SC disqualifies Sharif as PML-N chief
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as the president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying that all the decisions made by him as the party chief stand "null and void".
2018-02-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
CEC seeks report on shoe hurling at Naveen Patnaik
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on Wednesday sought a report from the Odisha State Election Commissioner (SEC) on the incident of shoe hurling at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during a by-election campaign in Bargarh district on Tuesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Assault on Delhi CS: Two AAP MLAs sent in judicial custody till Thursday (Third Lead)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday sent two Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, who allegedly assaulted Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, in judicial custody till Thursday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India to spend more on AI-based tools to secure cyberspace: Cisco
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) As the scope for cyber breaches continues to expand with the increase in encrypted web traffic volume and supply chain attacks, security professionals in India will spend more on tools that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to fight malware attacks, said a Cisco report on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
Idea Cellular to raise Rs 3,500 cr via QIP
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Idea Cellular on Wednesday said its capital raising committee has approved an issue price of Rs 82.50 per equity share for sale of shares through a qualified institutional placement (QIP) to raise Rs 3,500 crore.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Delhi Chief Secretary assault: Haryana bureaucrats wear black badges
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) To protest against the assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash allegedly by two legislators of Delhi's ruling AAP, top bureaucrats in Haryana on Wednesday wore black badges to a meeting with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Austria's Thiem advances at Rio Open
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 21 (IANS) Austria's defending champion Dominic Thiem progressed to the next round of the Rio Open tennis tournament by defeating Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-2, 7-5 here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Tennis
Rahul visits SOS children's village in Guwahati
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who was on an election campaign in Meghalaya on Wednesday, visited an SOS childrens village in Guwahati and sought support for them.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Wipro Consumer Care to have manufacturing unit in Telangana
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Wipro Consumer Care products division has decided to set up a manufacturing unit in Telangana with an investment of Rs 220 crore. The unit will manufacture toilet soaps and other personal care products.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Politics
Trudeau offers prayers at Golden Temple; says no support for separatists (Roundup)
Amritsar, Feb 21 (IANS) Underlining the significance of the large and influential Sikh and Punjabi community settled in his country, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, accompanied by his wife and children, offered prayers at the Golden Temple on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
New shark species discovered in Atlantic Ocean
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) A team of scientists has identified a new shark species residing in the Atlantic Ocean.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Music has no boundaries: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who is facing a backlash for singing the song titled "Ishtehar" -- a soulful rendition -- for Indian film production "Welcome To New York", says music has no boundaries.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Portman regrets signing Roman Polanski petition
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman says she regrets signing a Hollywood petition demanding the release of French-Polish film director Roman Polanski from Swiss custody.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'S Durga' cleared by CBFC Revising Committee
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan is happy that his controversial Malayalam film "S Durga" has been passed by the CBFC Revising Committee. He is looking for a pan-India release in March or April.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Southern Cinema
Khaled Hosseini pens 'intensely moving' refugee story
London, Feb 21 (IANS) The author of "The Kite Runner", "A Thousand Splendid Suns", and "And the Mountains Echoed" is all set to return with a new book later this year. Billed as a "lyrical and intensely moving story" around the refugee crisis, Khaled Hosseini's next is titled "Sea Prayer".
2018-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books,Immigration/Law/Rights,Features
Not afraid to fail, asserts Deepika Padukone
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone said she was not afraid to fail and not afraid to talk about the way she feels.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Industry lauds Yogi for UP turnaround, commit to Rs 4.35 lakh cr investments (Roundup)
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Industry captains heaped wholesome praise on the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for bringing a turn around in the state's environment within a year as they committed to investments of over Rs 4.35 lakh crore over the next three years on the first day of the Investors Summit here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Low-fat diet as effective as low-carb for losing weight
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Confused whether to follow a low-fat diet or a low-carb diet to shed weight? Reducing either carbohydrates or fats from the diet shaves off excess weight in about the same proportion, claims a new study.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
No coordination with Trump Jr. on India speech: US State Department
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) The US State Department has distanced itself from Donald Trump Jr.'s trip to India, saying there has been no coordination between the agency and the President's eldest son regarding a speech that the latter is scheduled to deliver in India later this week.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Bosses blamed more for their actions: Study
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Bosses, take note. You may receive considerably more blame for the negative consequences of your actions than an employee, according to a new study.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion
Equities snap 3-day losses, bargain hunting lifts sentiments (Roundup)
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Bargain hunting by investors lifted the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday -- a day ahead of futures and options (F&O) expiry, snapping a three-day losing streak.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Assault on Delhi Chief Secretary: L-G submits report to Home Ministry
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday submitted a report to the Home Ministry on the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP MLAs.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress suggests, Trinamool rejects JPC probe into PNB scam
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Fissures surfaced in the opposition ranks, with Trinamool Congress on Wednesday rejecting the idea of a probe into Rs 11,300-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam by a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) as mooted by the Congress and the CPI-M.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3rd GAIL India Speedstar to culminate on Thursday
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The third season of GAIL India Speedstar, a nationwide grassroots athletics programme, is set to culminate on Thursday at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex here.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Kedarnath' schedule 2 underway: Abhishek Kapoor
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Director Abhishek Kapoor, who had a falling out with the producers of "Kedarnath", has started the second schedule of the film's shooting.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Goa will fight mining ban in court of law, says Minister
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) The Goa government may file a review petition against the cancellation of 88 mining leases by the Supreme Court earlier this month, Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar hinted on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
PACL's duped investors to protest at SEBI HQ on February 26
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) In a first, thousands of investors from across India who were duped by PACL Ltd of crores of rupees will take out a protest march to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) headquarters here on February 26 to demand their money back.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Lenovo India tops tablet business, sustains leadership
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) With 30.8 per cent market share in the Android tablet business, consumer electronics major Lenovo India has sustained the top spot for the third consecutive quarter that ended on December 31, 2017.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Terror threat far from over, says Italian PM
Rome, Feb 21 (IANS/AKI) The threat posed by terrorism is "far from over", Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has warned, saying that "unprecedented" resources have been earmarked for security.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Norway take gold medal in men's cross-country team sprint
PyeongChang, Feb 21 (IANS) Norway won the gold medal in the men's Team Sprint cross-country skiing final at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Wednesday .
2018-02-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Australia beat Kiwis in Tri-Series final
Auckland (New Zealand), Feb 21 (IANS) Australia defeated New Zealand by 19 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method in the final of the Tri-Series Twenty20 cricket tournament at the Eden Park here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Gitanjali Gems plunges over 56% in six days
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Within a week of surfacing of $1.8 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB)fraud, Gitanjali Gems' stock has nosedived over 56 per cent.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ED searches 17 locations in PNB fraud case
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday carried out searches at 17 locations in Mumbai in connection with its ongoing probe into the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case, officials said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Lack of states' cooperation affecting crop insurance scheme: Minister
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Implementation of the NDA government's ambitious crop insurance scheme -- the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) -- is facing difficulties due to lack of cooperation from the states, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HTC launches 'Vive Business Edition' VR system in India
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) With the aim to drive business use of Virtual Reality (VR), Taiwanese electronics giant HTC on Wednesday launched the "Vive Business Edition" headset for Rs 1,26,990 in India.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Golfers Bhav Karan, Joginder qualify for National finals
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) Bhav Karan Singh and Joginder Randhawa qualified for the National finals of the Mercedes Trophy golf meet here, it was announced on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Golf
Bengaluru kids more exposed to toxic air: Report
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) If you are travelling in an open vehicle during peak traffic hours daily in Bengaluru, you are likely to be exposed to severe toxic air. And school-goers are among the worst affected, a report warned on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Web series to showcase stories of immigrants in US
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) The US-based-Indian filmmaker Swati Ali is set to launch a web series based on stories of immigrants from India and other parts of the world to the US.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Diaspora
Goa Police asked to re-look at prostitution case involving actress
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) The Goa Police, which is in process of closing a 2015 prostitution case involving a Bollywood actress, has been asked to take a re-look at it, the state assembly was told on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
India deeply dismayed by Maldives emergency extension
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India on Wednesday expressed deep dismay at the Maldives Parliament extending the state of emergency in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation by 30 days.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BSE gets SEBI nod for cross-currency derivatives trade
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Stock exchange major BSE on Wednesday said it has received approval from the market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to trade in multiple cross-currency derivatives with effect from February 28.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
9 students arrested in Assam for vandalism
Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) Nine students of the Assam Engineering College (AEC) have been arrested for vandalising a wedding venue early on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tweeting in large cities less than expected: Study
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Only a few people seem to be doing most of the tweeting in larger cities as a new US study has shown that less people tweet per capita from larger cities than in smaller ones.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Egypt reopens Gaza border crossing for 4 days
Gaza, Feb 21 (IANS) Egyptian authorities on Wednesday reopened the Rafah border crossing with the Palestinian Gaza Strip in both directions for four days.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Abbott's call to cut migration to Australia rejected
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Two senior Cabinet ministers in Australia on Wednesday rejected former Prime Minister Tony Abbott's proposal to cut the country's migration intake, warning it could cost up to $5 billion over four years.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Irrfan puts work on hold due to jaundice
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan is suffering from jaundice, and has put all his professional commitments on hold due to the illness.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Academy voices solidarity with 'Last Men ...' team
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has voiced its support to the filmmaking team behind the Oscar-nominated documentary "Last Men in Aleppo" that will not be able to attend the awards ceremony due to travel restrictions.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ankit Tiwari gushes about getting hitched
Kanpur, Feb 21 (IANS) Ankit Tiwari will be getting married to Pallavi Shukla on Wednesday, and the singer-composer says he is looking forward to starting a new chapter of his life.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Discordant sexual orientation can drive youth to suicide
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Researchers have identified sexual orientation discordance -- sexual contact that is inconsistent with the individual's sexual orientation -- as a potential risk factor for adolescent suicide attempts.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Zaira open to do TV shows with good content
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) "Dangal" fame actress Zaira Wasim says that she is game for her small screen debut provided she gets projects with good content.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Racer Maini joins Trident team for F2 season
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Young racer Arjun Maini on Wednesday confirmed his association with the Trident team for the upcoming 2018 FIA Formula 2 season.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Motorsports
Sandeepa wants to reconnect with Lindy hop (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Sandeepa Dhar wants to reconnect with Lindy hop, and hopes to do it through a dance number in her forthcoming film "Firrkie".
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tiger Shroff arrives in style to meet fans
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actors Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani, who will unveil the trailer of their forthcoming film "Baaghi 2" later on Wednesday, arrived in a helicopter here to interact with their fans.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC stays criminal action, Priya, movie director express happiness
New Delhi/Thrissur, Feb 21 (IANS) As the Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed criminal action by Telangana and Maharashtra authorities against Priya Prakash Varrier and restrained other states from taking action based on song "Manikya Malaraya Poovi...", the Malyalam actress and film director Omar Lulu expressed happiness.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
No more a movie star but a lamp in homes: Kamal
Ramanathapuram, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally began his political journey from former President late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's residence here and said he is no more a movie star but a lamp in the homes of people.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
South Korea, Central American nations sign free trade agreement
Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) South Korea on Wednesday signed a free trade deal with Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Costa Rica, the East Asian country's Trade Ministry said.
2018-02-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
IT, FMCG stocks lift equity indices
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Wednesday broke a three-day losing streak to provisionally close in the green with healthy buying in IT, Tech (technology, media and entertainment) and FMCG stocks.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Expect Air India divestment to complete in a year: Aviation Minister
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Ashok Gajapathi Raju, on Wednesday said he expects the divestment process of public carrier Air India to be completed within a year.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hormone therapy may help reduce curvature of spine in women
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Undergoing hormone therapy may be effective in reducing age-related curvature of the spine in post-menopausal women, finds a study.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Essar Oilfields wins drilling contract from GAIL
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Essar Oilfields Services India Ltd announced on Wednesday that it has won a contract worth Rs 28 crore from state-run gas utility GAIL India to drill three firm and two optional wells in the Cambay Basin in Gujarat.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rahul questions PM's silence on PNB fraud in 'Mann ki Baat'
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday again attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and Rafale fighter jet deal, saying the country wants to hear about these issues in his 'Mann Ki Baat'.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi Minister manhandled at Secretariat meets Lt Governor
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain met Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday, a day after he was allegedly manhandled by a crowd at the Secretariat here.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lit fest to show women power in contemporary Indian literature
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) From a Jnanpith laureate to Sahitya Akademi award winners, from a sex worker-turned-author to a domestic help-turned-writer, the upcoming LIC Gateway LitFest here will feature more than 50 women writers from varied backgrounds.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features
How humans got their bigger brains
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, and we have the gradual increase in brain size of our ancestors over the past three million years to thank for that, a new study says.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Microsoft announces Indian languages support for e-mail addresses
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Microsoft on Wednesday announced support for e-mail addresses in 15 Indian languages across its apps and services, including Office 365, Outlook 2016, Outlook.com, Exchange Online and Exchange Online Protection (EOP).
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
UN employees have no immunity in crime, sexual abuse cases: Spokesperson
United Nations, Feb 21 (IANS) UN employees have no immunity in cases involving crimes including sexual abuse, according to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Internet now has 332.4 mn domain names
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Global leader in domain names and Internet security VeriSign on Wednesday announced that the fourth quarter of 2017 saw approximately 1.7 million domain name registrations.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Distinct divide in news preferences between Hindi, English readers: Survey
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) There is a steep divide in the news preferences of Hindi and English readers online and findings of a survey, announced on Wednesday, show that while nationalistic, religious and political themes attract Hindi readers, the news around entertainment and celebrities find more readers in English.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Media,Features
'Face Unlock' feature rolls out for Honor 9 Lite
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Honor 9 Lite, a device launched under Huawei's sub-brand Honor, has started receiving "Face Unlock" feature via HOTA (Huawei's Over the Air update), the company said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
PM announces Rs 20,000-cr defence industrial corridor in Bundelkhand
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that his government will establish a Rs 20,000-crore defence industrial production corridor in Bundelkhand -- a region divided between Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh -- that will generate 250,000 jobs and bring development to one of the most impoverished regions of the country.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Jio to invest Rs 10,000 crore in 3 years in UP: Mukesh Ambani
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Reliance Jio will invest another Rs 10,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh over the next three years, Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani said here on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy
Punjab CM meets Trudeau, Sajjan
Amritsar, Feb 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday met visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau here. Both leaders discussed the strong bond that exists between the two places, largely due to an influential Punjabi community settled in the western nation.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Will not invite NDA leaders to HAM functions: Manjhi
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) Striking a discordant note, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) President and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday said he will not invite any NDA leader to a party function since he was not extended the same courtesy.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
La Liga, RFEF allow Las Palmas to sign Viera replacement
Las Palmas (Spain), Feb 21 (IANS) UD Las Palmas said it has received permission from La Liga and the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to sign a player to fill the gap left after the transfer of Jonathan Viera to Chinese side Beijing Guoan.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Canada's Leman wins Olympic gold in men's ski cross
Phoenix Park (South Korea), Feb 21 (IANS) Canada's Brady Leman won the gold medal in the men's ski cross event on Wednesday during the Winter Olympics here.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Bureaucrat assault case: Dalit, Muslim MLAs targeted, says AAP
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Calling the alleged assault on a Delhi bureaucrat a "conspiracy", the AAP on Wednesday said that its two MLAs -- Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan -- were arrested in the case without any inquiry because they belonged to the minority communities of Dalits and Muslims.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP planned Chief Secretary attack to divert attention: Congress
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday called the alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs a "planned strategy" of the ruling party and demanded Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal apologise to the bureaucrat.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No final decision on tiger reserve in Goa, Assembly told
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) No final decision has been taken to convert Goa's four wildlife sanctuaries into a tiger reserve, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar informed the Assembly on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Government gives nod to 13-digit machine-to-machine SIM numbers from July 1
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked telecom service providers to start issuing 13-digit digit numbers for SIM based machine-to-machine (M2M) services, which will co-exist with 10-digit numbers.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Man jumps into Kerala zoo's lion enclosure, saved
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 21 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a 45-year-old man visiting the Thiruvananthapuram Zoo on Wednesday jumped into an open enclosure housing of a lion, but was saved in the knick of time.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Number of years spent in obesity may up heart damage risk
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) The longer a person spends being obese, the higher is the risk of a "silent" heart damage, finds a study, which says "the number of overweight or obese years may "add up" to the risk.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Flip-flop show: Bihar Board bans shoes, socks for appearing in Class 10 exams
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) Over 17 lakh students in flip-flops entered the examination centres in Bihar to appear for their Class 10 boards on Wednesday as shoes and socks were banned this year to check rampant cheating activities, an official said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
Neetu Chandra releases song on International Mother Language Day
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress-producer Neetu Chandra released a Bhojpuri song on her YouTube channel 'Bejod on the occasion of International Mother Language Day, which is observed on February 21.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I still feel like a struggler: Taapsee Pannu
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) She has received appreciations from critics and audiences alike for films like "Pink", "Naam Shabana" and "Judwaa 2", but actress Taapsee Pannu, who has been described as the "most powerful woman of the year" by a magazine, says she is yet to touch stardom and still feels like a struggler.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Time to reflect on advancing ties with Bhutan: Sushma
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) As India and Bhutan celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations this year, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said that it is an opportunity to reflect about further advancing ties between the two countries.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
8 die in MP road accident
Jabalpur, Feb 21 (IANS) A speeding truck on Wednesday crushed eight persons to death at a roadside in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur district, police said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajasthan bureaucrats' body condemns assault on Delhi CS
Jaipur, Feb 21 (IANS) The Rajasthan Administrative Service Association on Wednesday condemned the assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash allegedly by two Aam Aadmi Party MLAs.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coogler expresses gratitude for 'Black Panther' success
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Ryan Coogler, who is currently basking in the success of "Black Panther", penned a letter to thank fans for their support.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nasscom, BRI tie-up to develop skills for blockchain adoption, deployment
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) on Wednesday signed an MoU with Canada's Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) to develop skill sets for blockchain adoption and deployment in India.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
Delhi Minister 'manhandled' at Secretariat to meet Lt Governor
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain, who was allegedly manhandled by a crowd at the Secretariat here, will on Wednesday evening meet Lt Governor Anil Baijal, under whose jurisdiction Delhi Police falls.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi metro's Blue Line faces snag
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Train services on Delhi Metro's Blue Line (Dwarka sector 21-Noida City Centre/Vaishali) were affected for close to 30 minutes on Wednesday due to signalling issue at two interlocking stations, the DMRC said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Centre opposes PIL in Supreme Court on PNB fraud, says probe already on
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday opposed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking probe into the role of PNB's top management in the Rs 11,300 crore scam and extradition of diamond trader Nirav Modi who is alleged to be involved in it.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vikas Khanna hopes to encourage youth with his recognitions
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Chef Vikas Khanna, who recently received his second doctorate, hopes such recognitions encourage youngsters to research and build a unique place for Indian cuisine.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Education
AI can help fight spread of TB in India: Study
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Researchers have found that an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system can reduce the spread of tuberculosis in India by helping public health programmes better locate, and treat, people living with infectious diseases.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Show hosts support students against gun violence in US
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Late night show hosts like Stephen Colbert and Jordan Klepper have backed student activism against gun violence in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pyongyang cancelled meeting with Pence in South Korea: US
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Pyongyang cancelled "at the last minute" a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence scheduled to be held during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea, Washington has said.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Congress-led UDF cries foul, walks out of all-party meet in Kerala
Kannur (Kerala), Feb 21 (IANS) An all-party peace meeting called here on Wednesday by the Kerala government began on a sour note as the opposition Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) walked out alleging "shabby treatment".
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US urges Maldives to end Emergency, uphold rule of law
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) The US has urged Maldives to end a state of Emergency that has been in place in the country since the beginning of February.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Chris McKay may direct 'Dungeons & Dragons'
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Chris McKay, who has helmed "The Lego Batman Movie", is in talks to direct "Dungeons & Dragons".
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'The Strangers' sequel to release in India in March
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) "The Strangers: Prey At Night", featuring Christina Hendricks and Martin Henderson, will be releasing in India on March 16.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra registration begins
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra will this year take place through the two traditional routes -- Nathua La Pass in Sikkim and Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand -- and the registration process for the annual pilgrimage has started, the External Affairs Ministry announced on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Diplomacy
Kamal Haasan formally embarks on his political journey
Rameswaram, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally began his political journey by first visiting former President late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's residence here.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Chief Secretary row: AAP MLA Amanatullah surrenders
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party's Amanatullah Khan, one of the two legislators who had allegedly attacked Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, surrendered at a police station here on Wednesday, police said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Idrissa Gueye renews contract with Everton until 2022
London, Feb 21 (IANS) English Premier League club Everton announced that it has extended the contract of midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye until 2022.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Kerber, Suarez Navarro advance to 2nd round of Dubai Open
Dubai, Feb 21 (IANS) German World No. 9 Angelique Kerber beat the Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the second round of the Dubai Open here.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
'Welcome To...' composer defends right to use Pakistani voice
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Composer Shamir Tandon, who got Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to sing for the forthcoming Bollywood film "Welcome To New York", has defended the use of the voice from that nation.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Maternal depression continues to impact life-long: Study
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Postnatal depression can impact the quality of relationship between mother and child into adult life and can also have a negative influence on the quality of relationship between grandmothers and grandchildren, new research has discovered.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Google to now support Tamil language ads
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) To help advertisers and content creators reach out to Internet users in Tamil, Google India on Wednesday introduced Tamil language support for its advertising products Google "AdWords" and Google "AdSense".
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Trudeaus offer prayers at Golden Temple, perform 'sewa'
Amritsar, Feb 21 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, accompanied by his wife and two children, offered prayers at the Golden Temple on Wednesday, underlining the significance of the large Sikh and Punjabi community settled in Canada.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Commuters attack journalist in Mumbai train
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) A group of at least 15 commuters pinned down and assaulted a television journalist who boarded a crowded suburban train in Thane, Maharastra, here on Wednesday, an official said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
There's no drug mafia in Goa: Parrikar
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) There is no drug mafia in Goa, but drugs are smuggled into the state for "trade, consumption and transit", Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said during the ongoing Budget Session of the state legislative assembly on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Villarreal's Semedo arrested for assault
Castellon (Spain), Feb 21 (IANS) Villarreal said that it will conduct its own investigation of events leading up to the arrest of player Ruben Semedo on charges that he assaulted and illegally detained a person.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Want to stay with Real Madrid, says Zidane
Madrid, Feb 21 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane sought to quash media speculation about his future by stating emphatically that he wants to remain with the club.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Developers can now build richer 3D content for Facebook
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) Facebook has rolled out support for industry-standard "glTF 2.0" file format that will enable artists and creators build richer and higher-quality 3D content and share it on the platform.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Equity indices trade in green, IT stocks surge
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) After three consecutive days of losses, the key Indian equity indices traded in green during the mid-afternoon session on Wednesday riding on broadly positive Asian markets and a surge in IT stocks.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Barcelona draw 1-1 with Chelsea
London, Feb 21 (IANS) It took him eight matches and more than 12 hours of football, but Lionel Messi finally scored against Chelsea, a late goal to give Barcelona a 1-1 draw in the first leg of a Champions League knockout stage tie.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
I'm sure you'll enjoy Indian hospitality: Rahman to Trudeau
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman has welcomed Justin Trudeau to India and said that he is sure that the Canadian Prime Minister would enjoy the country's hospitality.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Bayern crush Besiktas 5-0 in CL
Munich (Germany), Feb 21 (IANS) Bayern Munich thrashed Besiktas 5-0 in the first leg of a Champions League knockout stage tie to all but assure themselves a berth in the quarterfinals.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Heavy drinking biggest risk factor for dementia: Lancet
Toronto, Feb 21 (IANS) Heavy drinkers are at increased risk of developing dementia, a progressive brain disease that generally begins with mild memory loss, suggests the largest study of its kind ever conducted.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Justin Trudeau meets SRK, Farhan Akhtar
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent an evening with Bollywood personalities like Shah Rukh Khan, Anupam Kher and Farhan Akhtar discussing stronger ties between the Hindi and the Canadian film industries.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Cybercriminals set to extort money as firms comply with new EU laws
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) As businesses try to comply with new European Union privacy laws that come into force this year, they are set to face increased ransomware, cryptocurrency mining and business email compromise (BEC) extortion attacks, a report said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Pro: Hard to beat this value-for-money smartphone (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) After shaking up the highly competitive Indian smartphone market, especially in the last two quarters of 2017, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has kick-started the new year with two devices -- Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Technology,IANS Life
Class 10 Bihar boards begin amid stringent measures
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) Millions of students in flip flops entered the examination centres in Bihar to appear for the Class 10 boards on Wednesday as shoes and socks were banned this year to check rampant cheating activities, an official said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
8 killed in Telangana road accident
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Eight persons, including two women, were killed and three others were injured in a collision between two cars in Telangana's Wanaparthy district on Wednesday, police said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Second defence industrial corridor to come up in UP: PM
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that the government would establish a defence industrial production corridor in Uttar Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs 20,000 crore that would also generate 250,000 jobs.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
SC stays criminal action against Priya across India
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed all criminal actions by Telangana and Maharashtra against Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier and restrained all other states from taking any action based on the song "Manikya Malaraya Poovi...".
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
Minorities insecure; government indirectly encouraging Hindu extremists: Sahitya Akademi awardee
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The BJP-led central government indirectly encourages Hindu communal extremists by "shying away from acting against them", and this increases the insecurities of minorities, Sahitya Akademi awardee K.P. Ramanunni has said.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Winfrey, Clooneys donate $1 mn against gun violence in US
Los Angles, Feb 21 (IANS) TV and entertainment icon Oprah Winfrey pledged to match actor George Clooney and his wife Amal in donating half a million dollars to students organising protests against gun violence in the US.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India 7th most targeted nation for Web Application Attacks: Report
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Nearly 40 per cent of over 53,000 cyber attacks in India occurred in the financial services sector during 2017, placing it at the seventh spot in the list of targeted countries for Web Application Attacks (WAA), a new report said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Rotomac owner, son being questioned in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday said Rotomac owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul were at its headquarters here and were still being questioned in connection with a Rs 3,695 crore loan default case.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP MLA Kalyan Singh passes away in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Feb 21 (IANS) Sitting BJP legislator from Rajasthan's Nathdwara, who had been suffering form cancer, passed away early on Wednesday in a hospital in Udaipur. He was 58.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Export credit agencies: Potential partners for Indian infrastructure (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
Export credit agencies (ECAs) have globally played a significant role in promoting trade and investments by providing insurance and funding. It is important for global infrastructure investors and the Indian government to look at ECAs as a significant enabler of much-needed infrastructure investments in India.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
SC stays criminal action against Priya across India
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed all criminal actions against Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who shot to fame following her 'wink song' from the film "Oru Addar Love".
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Southern Cinema
Romantic repetitions: Love re-ignited and its redemptive course (Book Review)
Title: Saving Maya; Author: Kiran Manral; Publisher: Bombaykala Books: Pages: 142 Price: Rs 275
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
NASA's new spacesuit to come with built-in toilet
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Astronauts on NASA's next-generation human spacecraft, Orion, may have the option of avoiding a visit to the toilet during their deep space trip as engineers at the space agency are working on a new spacesuit with a long-term waste-disposal system.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
UN: Palestine calls for peace; US firm on Jerusalem move
United Nations, Feb 21 (IANS) Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas has presented a three-point peace plan centred on convening an international peace conference by mid-year to resolve the intractable conflict with Israel and reiterated his readiness for negotiations.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
IoT will exponentially increase use of devices, but what about e-waste? (Comment: Special to IANS)
Srinivasan leaves his office in Bengaluru where the lights and air-conditioners are switched off when sensors planted inside notice that he is leaving. He is prompted on his e-watch as to how much time it would take for the elevator to arrive on his floor, based on movement-recognition by sensors at the entry of the corridor.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
As director, I'm leaning towards love, relationships: Ryan Eggold (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) After making a mark as an actor through his stint in "The Blacklist" and "The Blacklist: Redemption", Ryan Eggold made his directorial debut last year with "Literally, Right Before Aaron". The American actor says the transition to taking charge of everything was challenging, but he is not in a mood to give up.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood,National
Canadian PM arrives in Amritsar
Amritsar, Feb 21 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday arrived in the Sikh holy city here in Punjab.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Rain, snow likely in J&K from Friday
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Minimum temperatures improved appreciably in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday as the Met forecast rain and snow across the state beginning Friday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
CBI arrests PNB General Manager in $1.8 bn fraud case
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday said that it has arrested a General Manager rank officer of the Punjab National Bank in connection with the Rs 11,300 crore fraud case.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kamal Haasan embarks formally on his political journey
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally began his political journey by first visiting former President late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's residence in Rameswaram.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
India, China lead AI investment, adoption in Asia: Report
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Asian enterprises, especially those in India and China, are fast adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) to reinvent their business models and perceive AI as a complete disruptive force, a new Forrester research said on Wednesday.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Chief Secretary row: Delhi Police questions CM's advisor
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's advisor V.K. Jain was on Wednesday questioned by Delhi Police in connection with an alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google Pay replaces Android Pay, Google Wallet
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) In a bid to take on Apple Pay, Google has rolled out a new app called "Google Pay" that replaces its two earlier services -- Android Pay and Google Wallet.
2018-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Trump pushes for ban on modified guns
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has signed an order to ban bump-stock devices or modified guns that enables one to shoot hundreds of rounds per minute and was used by a gunman to kill 58 Las Vegas concert-goers in 2017.
2018-02-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
UP's 'crime-free' red-carpet welcome for investors
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Even as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's government worked overtime to roll out the red carpet for industry captains and investors at the two-day Investors' Meet beginning here Wednesday, the administration is taking special pride in showcasing a state that is not only India's most populous but free of organised crime.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Markets open on in green on Wednesday
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2018-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy