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Sidharth wins Bigg Boss 13 but Asim wins hearts
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) After Sidharth Shukla took home the Bigg Boss 13 trophy, tweeple seemed to be unhappy with Salman Khan and the winner of the show as there had been a tough fight among the fans of Shukla and his rival Asim Riaz.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rajendra Pal Gautam takes charge of SC/ST Department
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Delhi Cabinet Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Sunday took charge of the SC/ST Department, soon after taking the oath of office.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Punjab CM commends 14-year-old for rescuing 4 from burning van
Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, here on Sunday, commended 14-year-old Amandeep Kaur for rescuing four children from the burning school van at Longowal town in the Sangrur district. Four minors died in the accident on Saturday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bizzare! Hindu Mahasabha says Coronavirus an "angry avatar"
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Coronavirus may have wrecked a havoc across the world prompting the scientific community to hard pressed finding an antidote to it, but Hindu Mahasabha sees it as an 'avatar' to punish non vegetarians.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
CR Park building collapse: 1 rescued, 1 still trapped
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) One person has been rescued and admitted to hospital even as operations are underway to extricate the second person still trapped in a building which collapsed in CR Park locality in south Delhi on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's pre-women's T20 WC warm-up match vs Pakistan washed off
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) India's pre-women's T20 World Cup warm-up match agianst Pakistan was washed out on Sunday without a ball bowled in Brisbane. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side will now have to wait until Tuesday to take the field when they face West Indies.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Kolkata police nab two drug peddlers, seize heroin
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) The city police nabbed two notorious drug peddlers, including a woman, and recovered 322 grams of heroin from them, an officer said on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi gave new politics for building 21st century India: Kejriwal (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday took oath as Chief Minister of Delhi at Ramlila Maidan and thanked the people of the city for the mandate saying the national capital gave birth to a new kind of politics for building a 21st century India.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Motor cycle rider slips, dies while doing Facebook Live
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) A 24-year-old motor cycle rider died when he lost control and fell while doing Facebook live in Andal of West Bengal's West Burdwan district, his family said on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arrest of gangster Budha traces links with Pakistan
Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) The drug trail exposed with the arrest of gangster Sukhpreet Singh, alias Budha, have traced links of other two arrested gangsters to a nexus of the big fish with links in Pakistan, Punjab Police said on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tigress found dead in Jharkhand's Betla park
Ranchi, Feb 16 (IANS) A tigress was found dead at Betla National Park in Jharkhand's Latehar district on Sunday, forest officials said.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kulasuriya cleared of serious injury after horror blow
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan pacer Achini Kulasuriya has been cleared of serious injury after a horrific blow to the head while fielding during the practice Super Over of Sri Lanka's pre-women's T20 World Cup warm-up match against South Africa on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Coronavirus: All 406 inmates at ITBP camp test negative
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) All 406 people housed at the quarantine facility at an ITBP camp here will be sent to their residences in phased manner from Monday as their final report has come out negative with no coronavirus infection symptoms, the force said on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Marandi set to join BJP on Monday in Ranchi
Ranchi, Feb 16 (IANS) Babulal Marandi, former Chief Minister of Jharkhand and president of the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik), is set to join and merge his party with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), here on Monday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Delhi has had only four women cabinet ministers since 1993
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) While the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has openly spoken about women's empowerment, this time it has once again kept women away from the Cabinet.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Two UP policemen rape woman in hotel room in Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur, Feb 16 (IANS) A 20-year-old woman was allegedly raped by two unidentified policemen in a hotel room near a railway station in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will Kejriwal 'go alone' as Oppn not invited to swearing-in
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The swearing-in ceremony of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday was a completely different affair as none of the Opposition leaders were invited.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
The 'beer goggles' effect do actually exist: Study
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Drunk people are equally diverted by unattractive and attractive people, say researchers, adding that evidence suggests that 'beer goggles' effect really do exist.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
No discrimination against Telangana, says Sitharaman
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday denied that the Central government was discriminating against Telangana, saying it is not belittling contribution of any state to the central pool of taxes.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Fire at wholesale rice market in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) A fire broke out at the wholesale rice market in north Kolkata's Raja Bazar on Sunday. No casualty or injury was reported.
2020-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi flags off Kashi Mahakal Express from Varanasi (2nd Lead)
Varanasi, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off the third train operated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) between his parliamentary constituency Varanasi and Madhya Pradesh's Indore.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
RPF rescued 2,151 destitute children in south
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) The Railway Protection Force (RPF), Southern Region, rescued 2,151 runaway/destitute children and 295 others last year, Southern Railway said here on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi leaders except Gupta give Kejriwal swearing-in a miss
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) BJP leaders except party MLA Vijender Gupta were conspicuous by their absence as AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal was sworn in on Sunday as the Delhi Chief Minister for the third time at the Ramlila Maidan here.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Best destinations in India for solo women travellers
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANSlife) While India boasts of a mixed bag of travellers with distinct requirements and preferences including families, couples, senior citizens, millennials, group travellers, MICE, and several others, solo women travellers is a segment that is swiftly growing.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Wave of patriotism at Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A wave of patriotism flowed through Ramlila Maidan on Sunday where Aam Aadmi Chief Arvind Kejriwal took oath as Delhi Chief Minsiter for the third time.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Top tips for smart window designs
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANSlife) Windows are an integral part of the home. Attached to your walls, they not just beautify your abode, but open the view to the outside world and secure your house.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Border wall in Mexico turns into 'mural of love'
Mexico, Feb 16 (IANS) Dozens of red hearts were painted on the metal barrier that separates the Mexican city of Tijuana from San Diego in the US as part of a recurring project by independent artist Enrique Chiu to spread a message of love and brotherhood.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
Vidit continues to lead at Prague chess meet
Prague, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi shared a point with Swedish GM Nils Grandelius in the fourth round of the Masters Category of the Prague Chess Festival here, continuing to lead the standings in the process.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Other Sports
More 'Mufflermen' make beeline for Ramlila Maidan
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) After Delhi resident Avyaan Tomar hogged the limelight by wearing an attire similar to that of Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal during winters, other similarly dressed children were seen making way to the Ramlila Maidan here on Sunday, ahead of Kejriwal's and his Cabinet's oath-taking ceremony.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Freddie Mercury's kimono gets an exhibition
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANSlife) A kimono owned by 'Queen' band member Freddie Mercury will be shown to the public for the first time as part of a major fashion exhibition by London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Sex and the City' actress Lynn Cohen no more
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Veteran screen and stage actress Lynn Cohen, who was best known for playing Magda in the hit TV series "Sex and the City" and its two film versions, has passed away. She was 86.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Next aim of AAP: 2022 Punjab polls
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) After the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) registered a big victory in the Delhi Assembly polls, the talks of party expanding its model to Punjab in the 2022 Assembly polls have already begun.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Twitter accounts of Olympics, FC Barcelona hacked
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Hackers have used a third-party platform to break into the official Twitter accounts of Olympics and FC Barcelona, to post a message that star player Neymar would come back to the soccer team.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports,Technology
Air pollution's tiny particles may trigger heart attacks
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that even a few hours' exposure to ambient ultrafine particles common in air pollution may potentially trigger a non-fatal heart attack.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Nine drug addicts killed in Afghanistan shooting
Kabul, Feb 16 (IANS) Nine drug addicts were shot to death in an overnight shooting in a non-residential area in western side of Kabul, Afghanistan, the capital police said on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Coronavirus: India to send medical supplies to China
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In the wake of outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in China, India will send a consignment of medical supplies there, Vikram Misri, Ambassador of India to China, said on Twitter on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Priyanka Gandhi attacks govt over purported Jamia video
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A purported video has been leaked online about the December 15 Jamia incident that shows men in uniform beating up students inside a library. Not just social media but political reactions have also started pouring in since early Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vitamin E safe for fatty liver in HIV patients: Study
Toronto, Feb 16 (IANS) A type of fatty liver disease that commonly affects patients with HIV can be safely treated with vitamin E, researchers have found.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Japan confirms 70 new coronavirus cases from cruise ship
Tokyo, Feb 16 (IANS) Another 70 people aboard the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan's Yokohama have been tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 355 cases, Health Minister Katsunobu Kato confirmed on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Japan,National
Tricolours, patriotic songs at Kejriwal's swearing in
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party supporters in large numbers have thronged to Ramlila Maidan here on Sunday for the party chief Arvind Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony who will take oath as Delhi Chief Minister for the third time.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Flowercycling wins PETA's Best Innovation in Fashion award
Kanpur, Feb 16 (IANSlife) Kanpur-based company Kanpur Flowercycling Pvt Ltd recently won the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India award for Best Innovation in Fashion for its product Fleather -- biodegradable leather made from discarded temple flowers at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,IANS Life
Twitterati amused over clip of snowball-attack on weatherman
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A video clip of a television channel's weatherman coming under snowball attack while reporting on the wintry weather in eastern Kurdistan in Iraq has gone viral on social media, with netizens soaking in the fun.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Latvian bobsledders awarded 2014 Olympic medals
Riga (Brazil), Feb 16 (IANS) Latvia's bobsleigh pilot Oskars Melbardis and his teammates have been officially awarded with gold and bronze medals from the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Latvia,Sports,Football
Digvijaya attacks Amit Shah on CAA, asks him to resign
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Congress leader Digvijaya Singh attacked Union Home Minister Amit Shah and asked him to withdraw the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act and say No to the NPR and the NRC.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
After Bareilly's 'jhumka', Pilibhit to get 'Bansuri Chowk'
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 16 (IANS) After Bareilly got its famous 'jhumka', it's now the turn of Pilibhit to get its own 'bansuri' chowk to showcase the Uttar Pradesh district's connection with the manufacture of flutes.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Facebook CEO calls for regulating harmful online content
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Calling for the regulation of harmful online content, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pitched for a legal framework that encourages "democratic and open values" to control social media platforms.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Not afraid of Pakistan Army: Imran Khan
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he is not afraid of Pakistan Army as his country's military knows well that he is not corrupt.
2020-02-15
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Portugal backs India's claim for UNSC permanent seat
Panaji, Feb 15 (IANS) Portugal fully supports India's claim for a permanent member's seat in the United Nations Security Council, Portuguese President President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said here on Saturday.
2020-02-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Bollywood shines on Day 4 of LFW S/R 2020
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANSlife) The Day 4 of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020 on Saturday saw Bollywood divas like Shradhha Kapoor, Tara Sutaria, Esha Gupta and Soha Ali Khan walk the ramp as showstoppers.
2020-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,IANS Life
Coronavirus: 218 under home isolation in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Feb 15 (IANS) The Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Services department is observing 218 people under home isolation across the state for coronavirus symptoms, a health official said here on Saturday.
2020-02-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National