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11 arrested for Kerala tribal youth's murder
Thrissur (Kerala), Feb 24 (IANS) The Kerala Police on Saturday said it has arrested nine more persons in connection with the murder of a 27-year-old "mentally unfit" tribal man, who was attacked in the forest near Palakkad by a lynch mob for alleged theft.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
22 soldiers killed as Taliban hit Afghan Army camp
Kabul, Feb 24 (IANS) At least 22 Afghan Army soldiers were killed in a massive Taliban attack on a military camp in western Farah province overnight, an official said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
UK-Ecuador talks over Assange's future break down
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Talks between the UK and Ecuador over the future of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the latter's London embassy have broken down, according to Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Indians care more about phones than people they love: Study
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Nearly 33 per cent of people, specially the younger generation that has grown up in a digital world, care more for their smartphones over engaging with individuals they love and India tops the list with 47 per cent, a report said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Anna Hazare to visit UP to mobilise support for Lokpal
Lucknow, Feb 24 (IANS) Noted social activist Anna Hazare will visit Lucknow on Monday to moblise support for the Lokpal and Lokayukta, one of his aides said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kabul seeks closure of Taliban's Qatar office
Doha, Feb 24 (IANS) Kabul has started discussions with the Qatari government to close the Talibans office in Doha as it has had "no positive consequence in terms of facilitating the peace talks with the group in Afghanistan", a senior government official has said.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
How to make people follow healthy habits
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Invoking fear about a health problem may not be enough to change behaviour, says a study that found adding a little hope to a message might make people more willing to take preventive action.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Witherspoon praises 'A Wrinkle In Time' for diversity
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Reese Witherspoon has praised "A Wrinkle In Time" director Ava DuVernay for representing different kinds of women within her movie.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Super Cup can be unfair to I-League teams: Avram Grant
Guwahati, Feb 24 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise NorthEast United FC coach Avram Grant on Saturday echoed the sentiment of I-League clubs in having a level playing field for the upcoming Super Cup with the number of foreigners disparity.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,ISL
Clashes in West Bank, Gaza over US's Jerusalem embassy move
Ramallah, Feb 24 (IANS) The US State Department's announcement to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May has triggered wide condemnation and protest in the Arab and Muslim world.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Adityanath visits Krishna Janmabhoomi
Mathura, Feb 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the Krishna Janmabhoomi on Saturday and spent about 30 minutes in the sanctum sanctorum.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Mystery, love, WW-II and arthritis (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Go on a thrilling ride with driven, young detective who is trying to prove herself; read the love story of a woman who knows that she is soon going to lose her husband; get to know of a unique approach to help arthritis sufferers reverse and even heal this condition; and flick through a captivating cross-generational novel about a Jewish family divided by the second World War.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Samsung, Qualcomm collaborate to produce chips for 5G mobile technology
Seoul, Feb 24 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. has announced that it will cooperate with Qualcomm Technologies Inc to produce 7-nanometre chips for fifth-generation (5G) network service amid rising demand for semiconductors.
2018-02-24
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
India, Pakistan exchange heavy fire on LoC
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Heavy firing exchanges started on Saturday between Indian and Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Kerala, Chhattisgarh win National Inclusion Cup
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Kerala and Chhattisgarh on Saturday emerged champions at the National Inclusion Cup football tournament here. Kerala hammered Vidarbha 8-3 in the men's final, while Chhattisgarh took the top honours in the women's final, beating Uttarakhand 5-3.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Nick Knowles' ex-wife moves on with new man
London, Feb 24 (IANS) The estranged wife of "DIY SOS" presenter Nick Knowles has a new boyfriend.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dazzling line up of puppetry entertainment in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The ongoing Ishara International Puppet Theatre Festival here is celebrating its 16th anniversary this year and, with an exciting list of performances taking place, visitors have a lot to look out for.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Modi 'most expensive watchman' in the world, says Congress
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday slammed the Prime Minister's silence on major banking scams unearthed in the country over the last few days and termed Narendra Modi the "most expensive chowkidar" in the world.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Leading lensmen assemble in Jaipur
Jaipur, Feb 24 (IANS) Some of the most renowned figures from the world of photography have assembled here to participate in the third edition of "Jaipur Photo", an international photography festival held every February in the pink city.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Brisk polling underway in MP bypolls
Bhopal, Feb 24 (IANS) Nearly 30 per cent of electors cast their votes in the first three hours of polling on Saturday in byelections to Mungaoli and Kolaras assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh -- seen as a battle royale between the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Happy with the success of 'Padmaavat': Birthday boy Bhansali
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) "Padmaavat" has crossed Rs 270 crore at the Indian box office and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who has turned a year older, feels more vindicated than elated.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
PNB says Virat Kohli continues to be its brand ambassador
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The $1.8 billion fraud hit Punjab National Bank (PNB) has said that Indian skipper Virat Kohli continues to be its brand ambassador.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PyeongChang's closing ceremony to include preview of Beijing 2022
PyeongChang, Feb 24 (IANS) The closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics will include a preview of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, organisers said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Falguni-Shane Peacock design for UK's teen sensation HRVY
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) UK's teen sensation HRVY is here for his debut performance in India, and designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock, whose creations have been donned by popular singers like Beyonce Knowles, Madonna and Britney Spears, are excited about designing for him.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
COAI says its differences are with regulator, not operator
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) In the ongoing war of words agitating the telecom sector, the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) on Saturday asserted that its differences were with the telecom regulator and not with any operator in particular.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Special prayers held for ailing Parrikar in Goa
Panaji, Feb 24 (IANS) Special prayers were held at Panaji's Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday for the health of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is suffering from a pancreas-related ailment.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion,Health/Medicine
To Justin with Love, but a Canadian visa would be welcome, say Indian Millenials
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, might have caught some cold vibes from the Indian government at the beginning of his week-long visit, but Indian millenials were all there to treat him as a celebrity. Of course, an immigration visa to Canada was also on top of mind of many who came to give him "all our love."
2018-02-24
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Amaal Mallik to hit the ramp for a cause
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Singer-composer Amaal Mallik will walk on the fashion runway for popular designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla for an initiative that aims at raising funds for cancer patients.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Canada's Toutant wins Olympic gold in snowboard big air
PyeongChang, Feb 24 (IANS) Canada's Sebastien Toutant won the gold in the men's snowboard big air event on Saturday at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Stolen Degas painting found inside bus in France
Paris, Feb 24 (IANS) French customs police have found a painting by 19th century Impressionist artist Edgar Degas -- that was stolen nine years ago -- in a bus near Paris, authorities said.
2018-02-24
Category: International, France,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Young children use physics to learn about tools: Study
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Children learning to use tools are genuinely learning about physical causation, not just driven by what action previously led to a treat, a new study has claimed.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Disgusting: Celebs react over Papon kissing minor
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Celebrities like Raveena Tandon and Suchitra Krishnamoorthi have come out against Papon after a video emerged of the singer inappropriately kissing a minor girl.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
You're cooler than the 'king': SRK to Uber CEO
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan met Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of ride sharing company Uber, and told him that he was cooler than the king.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chris Brown gives Rihanna $30,000 diamond chain
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown reportedly sent singer Rihanna an expensive birthday gift for her birthday.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Recording songs has become more complicated now, says Big B
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says the process of recording songs has become more complicated now.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mansi 'enjoyed' being face of fear in 'Pari'
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Mansi Multani, who is playing Kalapori in Anushka Sharmas forthcoming horror film "Pari", says it took a lot of time to change into the "Black clad Devil's angel" but she thoroughly enjoyed being the face of fear.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Villarreal announces Ruben Semedo's suspension
Villarreal (Spain), Feb 24 (IANS) Villarreal's defender Ruben Semedo was suspended by the Spanish football club following his imprisonment on several charges.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Industry has to introspect on doing ethical business: Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) In light of the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam allegedly involving diamantaire Nirav Modi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday that the discourse needed to move on from ease of doing business to that of Indian industry's responsibility to become ethical in the way it does business.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will shift operations partially to IGI T2 in coming weeks: IndiGo
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Low cost carrier IndiGo on Saturday said it accepts the Supreme Court's decision regarding partial shifting of operations to Terminal 2 of IGI airport here and would implement the order in the coming weeks.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Napoli sign Milic to reinforce defence
Naples, Feb 24 (IANS) Italian Serie A football league leaders Napoli have reinforced their defence with the signing of Croatian international Hrvoje Milic, a former Fiorentina right-back who has been without a team since last month.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Deportivo unlucky in goalless draw with Espanyol in La Liga
A Coruña (Spain), Feb 24 (IANS) Deportivo La Coruna had to settle for a goalless draw here against Espanyol in a La Liga match that saw the home side hit the post twice and fail to convert on a penalty.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Schwartzman downs Monfils to reach Rio Open semis
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 24 (IANS) Argentina's Diego Schwartzman edged Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4 to enter the semi-finals of the Rio Open tennis championships.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Tennis
Bank scams: Three fresh cases of financial fraud reported
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Three fresh cases of financial fraud have come to light after the CBI filed cases against a jeweller, a businessman and a public servant on complaints by three different banks earlier this week, an official said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heat build-up lesser in chaotically arranged cities: Study
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Researchers have found that heat build-up gets lesser in cities where streets and buildings are arranged chaotically compared to those cities laid out in a more ordered way.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Polling underway for Bijepur bypoll in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (IANS) The voting for the bypoll for Bijepur Assembly constituency in Odisha's Bargarh district is underway on Saturday with voters turning out in large numbers.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Hindi support coming to Google Assistant soon
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) Google Assistant is set to get smarter as the company makes it ready to be multilingual and be available in more than 30 languages, including Hindi, by the end of this year.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
False allegations levelled against me but truth will prevail: Choksi to employees
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) One of the accused in the $1.8 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, Gitanjali Gem's owner Mehul Choksi has written to a letter to his employees claiming his innocence stating that the company cannot pay the employees their dues at present.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twitter's $70mn SoundCloud investment goes awry
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) Twitter has lost almost all of the $70 million money it had invested in music streaming platform SoundCloud, the company said in its 2017 annual report.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Families, songs, social media and action: Punjab Police deals with gangsters on multiple fronts
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) With a growing number of gangsters virtually having a free run of the state in the past decade or so, the Punjab Police have adopted a multi-front carrot-and-stick strategy to deal with them.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
GoAir flight returns to Leh after engine error
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) A GoAir Delhi-Leh-Jammu flight with 112 passengers on board had to return back to Leh Airport on Saturday, minutes after it took off, as the pilot detected an engine error.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
Green spaces boost brain development in kids: Study
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Children growing up amid greenery may benefit as their brain development is positively affected leading to better working memory and reduced inattentiveness, a study has said.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Australia to offer free flu vaccinations to toddlers
Canberra, Feb 24 (IANS) Toddlers in the Australian state of Victoria will be offered free influenza vaccinations following a severe 2017 flu season.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Divided in Love, Rishi-Ranbir are united in their hate of media (Bollywood Spotlight)
Rishi Kapoor and his son Ranbir don't see eye to eye on any issue. Both father and son have told me that the relationship is, at best, troubled and unfulfilled, and that father and son communicate through Neetu Kapoor.
2018-02-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Google partners with OEMs to bring AR service to China
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) To make further inroads in China, Google has partnered with three Chinese Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to bring its Augmented Reality (AR) service to the country.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
I am a big trash talker: Ranveer Singh
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh calls himself "a big trash talker" and says that he has no control over it.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Twitter tweaks its Direct Message feature for businesses
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) In a bid to make customer experiences better on Twitter, the micro-blogging site has relaxed the rules for customer service Direct Messages (DMs) and introduced a new feature that makes sure businesses can always respond to the customers DMs.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Amit Trivedi feels 'alive' on stage, in studio
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) National Award-winning composer Amit Trivedi says he loves to spend time in a music studio and on stage - these are the places he "feels alive".
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
MP bypolls underway for 2 assembly seats
Bhopal, Feb 24 (IANS) Voting for the Kolaras and Mungaoli assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh began on Saturday amid tight security, a poll official said.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
SPO injured in accidental firing in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) A Special Police Officer (SPO) was injured on Saturday in south Kashmir's Shopian district when his service rifle went off accidentally.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India tops Big Data and Analytics adoption in APAC region: Oracle
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) When it comes to Big Data and Analytics, Indian enterprises are adopting the technologies to improve operations and enhance customer experience at a greater pace than the rest of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries, a senior executive from Cloud major Oracle has said.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Delhi Literature Festival begins
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The sixth edition of the Delhi Literature Festival began featuring a promising line-up of speakers and writers of varied genres.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Moon's water may be widely distributed: Study
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) A new analysis of data from India's Chandrayaan-1 mission and NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests that Moon's water may be widely distributed across the surface, not confined to a particular region or type of terrain.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Jana Sangh to BJP: Battling India's pluralism (Column: Political Circus)
Narendra Modi's views of the historical events at the time of partition are as problematic as his understanding of what happened in the subsequent periods. Inaugurating the new, plush, 170,000 sq. feet, vaastu-compliant Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in New Delhi, he said that the party in its earlier avatar as the Jana Sangh was at the forefront of all the leading mass movements in the country.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
National Herald Chief Editor Neelabh Mishra dead
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Senior journalist and Editor-in-chief of National Herald newspaper Neelabh Mishra passed away on February 24 in Chennai.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Microsoft, Xiaomi to make AI-powered speakers, smartphones
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) Taking on Apple and Google, Microsoft and Chinese electronics major Xiaomi have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered budget speakers and smartphones.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Winter Olympics: Austria beat S. Korea in alpine skiing
Seoul, Feb 24 (IANS) South Korea lost to Austria in the alpine skiing team event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Athletics
Light rain, snowfall in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Light rain in the plains and snowfall in the higher reaches occurred in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. The Met said the weather will improve Sunday onwards.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
S.Korea welcomes new US sanctions on N.Korea
Seoul, Feb 24 (IANS) South Korea on Saturday welcomed fresh unilateral sanctions described as the heaviest ever adopted by the US against North Korea, and said the measures would contribute towards the common goal of the denuclearisation of Pyongyang in a peaceful manner.
2018-02-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Cloudy Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) It was a cloudy morning in the national capital on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 17 degrees Celsius, six notches above the season's average.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
New format for Copa Libertadores final
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 24 (IANS) The Copa Libertadores -- South America's premier club competition -- will feature a single final at a neutral venue from 2019, the region's football governing body CONMEBOL has said.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Winter Olympics: Korea's Lee enters PGS final
Pyeongchang (South Korea), Feb 24 (IANS) South Korean alpine snowboarding ace Lee Sang-ho reached the men's parallel giant slalom (PGS) final at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics here on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Telangana,Sports
Compromise on Syria ceasefire resolution eluding UNSC
United Nations, Feb 24 (IANS) After a day of hectic negotiations and three delays, the 10 elected members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) failed to get its five permanent members to compromise on a resolution for a 30-day ceasefire in war-torn Syria and to allow humanitarian aid to reach besieged areas.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Chandigarh gets light rain
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) Chandigarh and parts of Punjab and Haryana received light rainfall on Saturday morning.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mainz hold Wolfsburg in Bundesliga tie
Berlin, Feb 24 (IANS) FC Mainz shared the spoils with Wolfsburg following a 1-1 draw in a Bundesliga football match here.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Voting begins for Ludhiana MC poll
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) Voting began for the biggest municipal body in Punjab, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC), on Saturday morning.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Manav Kaul in 'very interesting position'
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Acclaimed theatre and film actor Manav Kaul is enjoying the fame he got after the success of "Tumhari Sulu". He says he is happy to see "interesting" offers coming his way.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UK Brexit plans 'pure illusion': Donald Tusk
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Britain's approach to the next stage of Brexit negotiations seems to be based on "pure illusion", European Council President Donald Tusk has said.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy
Neymar already world's best, says Pele
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 24 (IANS) Neymar has surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the world's best player, according to Brazilian football great Pele.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
No plan to run for President again: Temer
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 24 (IANS) Brazil President Michel Temer has denied that he had any plan to run in the upcoming presidential elections in October.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
5G to be in spotlight at MWC 2018
Barcelona, Feb 24 (IANS) The 2018 edition of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), to be held from February 26-March 1, will focus on the continued progress of 5G technology.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Spain,Technology,Business/Economy
10 jailed in Morocco over terror charges
Rabat, Feb 24 (IANS) A Moroccan anti-terror court has sentenced 10 people to between 4 and 12 years in prison over terror-related crimes, the media reported.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Malta,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Putin honours Russian military on Fatherland Defender's Day
Moscow, Feb 24 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has paid tribute to the Russian military at a ceremony for presenting national awards on the occasion of the Defender of the Fatherland Day, the Kremlin has said.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security
Russia probe: Former Trump campaign aide pleads guilty
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Rick Gates, a former official in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, has pleaded guilty to charges of federal conspiracy and false statements in the ongoing Trump-Russia probe led by special counsel Robert Muller.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Florida school officer 'didn't have the courage': Trump
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) An armed officer who stood outside a Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week "certainly did a poor job", US President Donald Trump has said.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Brazilian military launches anti-narcotics operation in Rio
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 24 (IANS) The Brazilian Army and Rio de Janeiro Police have launched a vast anti-narcotics operation here, Army spokesperson Col. Roberto Itamar said
2018-02-24
Category: International, Brazil,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UNSC postpones vote on Syria draft resolution
United Nations, Feb 24 (IANS) The UN Security Council has postponed a vote on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire across Syria, till Saturday, said Kuwaiti ambassador to the United Nations, Mansour Al-Otaibi.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
London braces for coldest weather in years
London, Feb 24 (IANS) A National Severe Weather Warning has been issued by Britain's Met Office, saying snow showers are expected to hit London and southeast Britain as well as eastern Britain from Monday (February 26).
2018-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Music has been Richa's passion since childhood
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Singer Richa Sharma, who grew up singing devotional songs with her father, says music has been her passion since childhood.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US stocks trade higher after Fed report
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) US stocks traded higher as investors digested the central bank's newly-released monetary policy report.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
18 killed in twin blasts in Mogadishu
Mogadishu, Feb 24 (IANS) At least 18 people have been killed and 20 others injured in twin bomb attacks in Somali capital Mogadishu, officials said.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Somalia,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vehicle hits security barrier near White House
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The US Secret Service has said a person driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Schumer invited wedding guests by text messages
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Amy Schumer invited her wedding guests by sending out text messages informing them about their nuptials - just days before she and actor Chris Fischer walked down the aisle.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US dollar rises amid rate-hike expectations
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) The US dollar climbed against most major currencies as the Federal Reserve's latest report raised market expectations for more rate-hikes later this year.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
More housewives will connect to `Tumhari Sulu?, says director
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan-starrer "Tumhari Sulu" will soon air on the small screen, and its director Suresh Triveni believes that due to the television premiere of the film, more housewives will feel connected to its protagonist -- a housewife and radio jockey.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US plans to open embassy in Jerusalem in May
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The US State Department has said the United States is planning to open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move that has reversed long-time US policy and triggered global objection.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
UN chief signs Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact
United Nations, Feb 24 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has signed the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Gift green plants, orange gujiya on Holi
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Going for a Holi party? Add colours to your gifting options like a green plant, a gold coin or orange sweets like gujiya, suggest experts.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Welcome To New York': Losers have fun in New York (Review)
Film: "Welcome To New York"; Director: Chakri Toleti; Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Karan Johar, Boman Irani, Lara Dutta, Ritesh Deshmukh; Rating: **
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
I love Indian media, says Donald Trump Jr
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Donald Trump Jr, son of US President Donald Trump, on Friday said he loves the Indian media as it is "mild and nice" compared to the "aggressive and brutal" American media.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Business/Economy
Alphons rubbishes Rahul allegation that BJP trying to 'buy' churches
Shillong, Feb 24 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister K. J. Alphons on Friday rubbished the contention of Congress President Rahul Gandhi that the BJP was trying to buy the churches in poll-bound Meghalaya.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Religion
Trump announces 'heaviest sanctions ever' against N. Korea
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump announced the "heaviest" set of US sanctions against North Korea on Friday as his administration redoubled its efforts to starve Pyongyang of resources and force the isolated regime to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Team 'Kedarnath' gearing up for film's next schedule
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Sushant Singh Rajput and debutant Sara Ali Khan is all set to go on the floor with the second schedule of their film "Kedarnath" as they met director Abhishek Kapoor at his office on Friday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Summit crucial to EU support for Africa's Sahel region: Italian PM
Brussels, Feb 23 (IANS/AKI) An international summit on the Sahel held here on Friday was "a very important moment" for Europe's commitment to the "fragile" African region, Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Belgium,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rahul visiting poll-bound Karnataka again from Saturday
Bengaluru/New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be on a three-day visit to poll-bound Karnataka again from Saturday after 10 days of his first visit to the state since becoming party chief, a party official said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
DCW chief asks MPs to support death penalty for child rapists
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Friday wrote to all MPs, seeking support for her demand on the death penalty to child rapists within six months.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Restrictions on immigration 'bruising' brand 'American Dream': Uber CEO
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, an Iranian-American entrepreneur, on Friday said restrictions on immigration were "bruising" the brand "American Dream", which he said was the "single most incredible brand" in the world.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Stage set for Partnership Summit in Vizag
Visakhapatnam, Feb 23 (IANS) The CII Partnership Summit 2018, beginning here on Saturday, is expected to witness signing of MoUs involving over Rs 2.50 lakh crore of investment in Andhra Pradesh, officials said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
ISL: Kerala, Chennaiyin in action packed draw
Kochi, Feb 23 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC eked out a goalless draw against Kerala Blasters in an Indian Super League (ISL) encounter here on Friday to inch closer to a play-off spot.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football,ISL
Odisha applies for GI tag for 'Odishara Rasagola'
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Finally, the Odisha government on Friday filed an application for Geographical Indication (GI) tag to stake claim for "Odishara Rasagola".
2018-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Fractured face of top judiciary will dent credibility: Retiring SC judge
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A retiring Supreme Court Judge on Friday stressed the need for projecting a united face of the higher judiciary in India, cautioning that a fractured face would only dent its credibility and paramountcy.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Nirav Modi could have imported watches for business purpose'
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) that seized over 10,000 imported watches from several locations connected to diamond czar Nirav Modi contend that the watches might have been imported for "business purpose".
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hectic negotiations on to avoid Russian veto of UNSC Syrian ceasefire resolution
United Nations, Feb 23 (IANS) Members of the UN Security Council were engaged in hectic negotiations on Friday morning to come up with a veto-proof resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in war-torn Syria and to allow humanitarian aid to reach besieged areas, according to diplomats.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
UN seeks $194 mn to aid Syrians hit by seven-year conflict
Geneva, Feb 23 (IANS/AKI) United Nations migration agency IOM on Friday appealed for almost $194 million to help millions of Syrians living in and outside their war-torn country as well to aid the communities who are hosting them.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pak diplomat Amir Zubair plotted terror attacks: NIA
New Delhi/Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistani intelligence officer Amir Zubair Siddiqui while working in Pakistan's High Commission in Sri Lanka as Visa Counsellor engaged people to indulge in espionage and terror activities in India, said an NIA supplementary chargesheet filed in a Chennai court in a 2014 case.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No relief to Karti Chidambram on ED summons in INX Media case
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with the summons issued by the Enforcement Directorate against Karti Chidambram - son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram - in INX Media case asking him to appear before it on March 1.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Card users concerned about deductions for international transaction :Survey
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Many consumers have raised concerns over automatic deduction of money from payment cards by international merchants, as per the survey conducted by social engagement platform Local Circles.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Government will not tolerate embezzlement of public money : Modi
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Breaking his silence over the massive PNB scam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the government will take strong action against those indulging in financial irregularities and asked supervisory agencies responsible to do their job to prevent such frauds.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
AAP government yet to prepare Delhi budget: Congress
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Attacking the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi, the Congress on Friday said it has failed to carry out any development work in the national capital and alleged that the "government has not even prepared the budget yet".
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Namastey England' to release on Dec 7
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra starrer "Namastey England" is scheduled to hit the screens on December 7.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Can create value in Essar Steel: L.N. Mittal
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) World's largest steel company ArcelorMittal's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lakshmi N Mittal on Friday said they can create value in the debt-laden Essar Steel and also confirmed no bids were rejected yet.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
PM research fellowship open for candidates from Saturday
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) B.Techs from country's premier techinical institutes can apply for the Prime Minister Research Fellowship (PMRF) scheme from Saturday onwards, an official statement said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Delhi sees slight drop in mercury, rains likely on Saturday
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A day after seeing the warmest February day of decade with the maximum temperature at 32 degrees Celsius, the national capital on Friday saw some respite with it dipping to 31.1 degree Celsius, but still six notches above the season's average.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Banking sector crisis part of larger mess: CPI-M leader
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Nilotpal Basu on Friday said the present crisis in the banking sector is part of a larger crisis the country is facing on multiple fronts.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Physical issues keep Bale on bench, says Zidane
Madrid, Feb 23 (IANS) Real Madrid's French chief coach Zinedine Zidane on Friday revealed that physical issues had been keeping Welsh forward Gareth Bale on the sidelines recently.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Milan vs Arsenal, highlight of Europa League's last 16 draw
Nyon (Switzerland), Feb 23 (IANS) The draw for the Europa League's last 16 round, held on Friday at the UEFA headquarters resulted in a tough match-up between AC Milan and Arsenal, as well as an easy match for favourites Atletico Madrid against Lokomotiv Moscow.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Modi government promotes narrow-minded idea of India: Tharoor
Shillong, Feb 23 (IANS) Charging the Narendra Modi government with promoting a narrow-minded idea of India based on Hindutva, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday appealed to voters in Meghalaya not to vote for the BJP in the February 27 Assembly polls.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Chrome to analyse northeast poll results data for DD
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Chrome Data Analytics will analyse the counting of votes in Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland for the state-run Doordarshan TV.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media
'Shortcomings in study claiming toxic metals in e-cigarette vapours'
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Raising strong objection against the latest study claiming that common e-cigarette "vapours" contain lead and other toxic metals and may raise major health issues, an expert on Friday argued that the sample size used in the research was not appropriate.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
AIADMK plans grand celebration of Jayalalithaa's 70th birth anniversary
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK will hold several events as part of the grand celebration of the 70th birth anniversary of late Chief Minister and party supremo J. Jayalalithaa on Saturday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Chief Secretary 'assault': Police searches Kejriwal's residence (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Police on Friday searched the residence of the Delhi Chief Minister for CCTV footage of an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs, sparking an angry reaction from Arvind Kejriwal who hit out at the central government daring it if a similar raid would be conducted at BJP President Amit Shah's house in Judge B.H. Loya's death case.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul meets Trudeau
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau here and said both of them had a fruitful discussion on a range of issues concerning the two countries.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Punjab gangster held in Hong Kong, Police to seek his extradition
Chandigarh, Feb 23 (IANS) Notorious criminal Ramanjit Singh alias Romi -- a mastermind of the sensational November 2016 Nabha jailbreak case -- has been arrested in Hong Kong and the Punjab Police will seek his extradition, official sources said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Biocon to expand presence in Hyderabad, Syngene to set up R&D lab
Hyderabad, Feb 23 (IANS) India's largest biopharmaceutical company Biocon will expand its presence in Hyderabad while its subsidiary Syngene will set up a research and developmentm an official statement said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Business/Economy
India focused on finishing SA tour on a high: Raina
Cape Town, Feb 23 (IANS) India batsman Suresh Raina said that the third and final Twenty International (T20I) on Saturday gives them a good chance of ending the tour of South Africa on a good note.
2018-02-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Nirav-Choksi also looted Rs 5,000 cr of common people, alleges Congress
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Congress on Friday alleged that jeweller Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi have not only siphoned Indias banks of Rs 21,306 crore, but have also duped Indias middle class and common people of Rs 5,000 crore in jewellery investment schemes.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New US H-1B norms won't make much difference: Nasscom
Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) The United States' latest move on issuing H-1B visas to software engineers will not make much difference to Indian IT firms, apex industry body Nasscom said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC calls for expeditious, time-bound appointment of judges
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday called for "time bound" appointment of judges of the High Court in an expeditious manner by of all those who have to discharge the constitutional obligation in this regard.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Remaining arrested farmers will be released soon: Rajasthan Minister
Jaipur, Feb 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria on Friday told the Assembly that the protesting farmers still under arrest will be released soon.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Munim fails in finals, Gohaad, Dhanya emerge winners in AITA tennis meet
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Deep Munim of Madhya Pradesh failed to replicate his good showing in the finals of the boys singles U-14 and U-16 categories, losing to Arjun Gohaad and Dhanya K. Shah respectively in the Sunfeast AITA Super Series Junior tennis tournament here on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Maharashtra plastic industry challenges ban
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) In wake of the blanket ban on manufacture and sale of all plastic bags and packaging materials imposed by the Maharashtra government, thousands of industry players took out a massive protest procession here on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Supplementary charge sheet against Pakistan intelligence official: NIA
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) The NIA on Friday said it has filed in a city court a supplementary charge sheet against Pakistan intelligence officer Amir Zubair Siddiqui regarding his involvement in a conspiracy to wage war against India.
2018-02-23
Category: International, India,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Netflix will be a giant exporter of Indian stories: Reed Hastings
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings says that the Global internet TV network will be a giant exporter of Indian stories in the future.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood,Business/Economy
Vijender Gupta files complaint against AAP activist after threat
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta on Friday filed a complaint after he received a threat from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activist Dalip Kumar.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prachi Tehlan to be seen in Lord Shiva avatar (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Prachi Tehlan is set to don the avatar of Lord Shiva in the TV show "Ikyawann".
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Election for 58 Rajya Sabha seats on March 23
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Biennial election for 58 seats of Rajya Sabha from 16 states will be held on March 23, the Election Commission announced on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rotomac Chief, son sent to transit remand, IT seizes 12 bank accounts (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A CBI court on Friday sent Rotomac owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul to one-day transit remand while the Income Tax department seized 12 bank accounts of the group and issued six prosecution against the businessman in connection with the Rs 3,695 crore loan default.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DeGeneres takes on Trump for attacking Winfrey
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Celebrity TV host Ellen DeGeneres called out US President Donald Trump, following his attack on TV and entertainment icon Oprah Winfrey in a tweet.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Four more women file sexual harassment plaints against investor Murthy
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Four more women have come forward with accusations of sexual harassment against Mumbai-based Angel investor Mahesh Murthy, the National Commission for Women (NCW) said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Girl gang-raped, burnt to death in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Feb 23 (IANS) A 15-year-old girl, who had gone to answer nature's call, was gang-raped in Jharkhand's Chatra district and later burnt to death, police said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PNB fraud: Assets of Rs 43 cr of Nirav seized (Roundup)
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) The ED on Friday said it had frozen diamantaire Nirav Modi's bank account and shares worth Rs 43 crore even as the CBI raided his Mumbai-based Kamala Mills firm and seized documents regarding the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank fraud probe.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vistara to start daily flights to Kochi, Chenai from Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Full-service carrier Vistara on Friday said it will offer double daily flights between Kolkata and Chennai, as well as a direct same aircraft service to Kochi via Chennai from March 25.
2018-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
4 tonnes of cannabis seized in Morocco
Rabat, Feb 23 (IANS) The Moroccan security services have seized four tonnes of cannabis in the northern city of El Jadida, authorities said.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Malta,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heavy firing between Indian, Pakistani armies on LoC
Jammu, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian and Pakistan soldiers on Friday traded heavy fire on the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Moon, Ivanka stress need for peace, but differ on N. Korea
Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday reiterated the need to maintain the ongoing mood of dialogue and reconciliation between his country and North Korea while Ivanka Trump, currently leading the US delegation to the closing of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, stressed the need to continue putting maximum pressure on the Communist state.
2018-02-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Sports,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BSF, Pakistan Rangers agree to peace on international border
Jammu, Feb 23 (IANS) India's Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistan Rangers on Friday agreed to maintain peace and tranquility on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, an official statement said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
AIADMK lawmaker switches loyalty to Dinakaran
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) As the Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK geared up to celebrate late Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa's 70th birth anniversary on Saturday, a party legislator gave the party's top brass a shock, expressing his support to sidelined leader T.T.V. Dinakaran.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Child rights body issues notice to Papon over kissing minor
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Friday issued notice to both singer Papon and a TV entertainment channel after a video emerged of the singer inappropriately kissing a minor girl, an official said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Online portal for wholesale sugar trade launched
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian Sugar Exim Corporation Ltd (ISEC) on Friday launched e-commerce platform to provide better selling options to sugar mills and more competitive rates to buyers.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
India invites Saudi Arabia to strategic oil reserve programme
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday invited Saudi Arabia to participate in the Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Programme, an official statement said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Philippines summons US envoy over CIA report on Duterte
Manila, Feb 23 (IANS) The Philippines summoned the US Ambassador in Manila on Friday to discuss a report by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) suggesting Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte was a "threat to democracy".
2018-02-23
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Diplomacy
Restrictions on immigration 'bruising brand America': Uber CEO
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, an Iranian-American entrepreneur, on Friday said restrictions on immigration were "bruising brand America".
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Indonesian wrestlers eye two golds at Asian Game
Jakarta, Feb 23 (IANS) The Indonesia wrestling squad has set a target of two gold medalst in the Asian Games this year, their manager Gusti Randa revealed on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
India's cycling team announced for CWG
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Cycling Federation of India on Friday announced the team for Commonwealth Games to be held in Gold Coast, Australia.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
GJEPC denies reports of 'four-fold surge' in diamond imports
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Categorically denying reports of a "four-fold surge" in imports of diamonds from "unspecified" locations in April-November 2017, the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) on Friday said that exports actually came down 14.44 percent as compared to the same period in 2016.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Missouri Governor indicted over sexual misconduct allegations
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Governor Eric Greitens of the US state of Missouri has been indicted amid looming allegations of sexual misconduct and blackmail following an admission of an affair last month.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fractured face of top judiciary will dent credibility: Justice Roy
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A retiring Supreme Court Judge on Friday stressed the need for projecting a united face of the higher judiciary in India, cautioning that a fractured face would only dent its credibility and paramountcy.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
No country should allow its soil to be used for terror against others: India, Canada (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India and Canada on Friday resolved to combat terrorism and violent extremism in all forms and manifestations and agreed that no country should allow its territory to be used for such activities, an agreement that came during the weeklong visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that was marked by controversies over the perceived softness of Canada towards Khalistani separatists on its soil.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diaspora
Gursimar wins women's golf meet
Greater Noida, Feb 23 (IANS) Gursimar Badwal produced a final-round of two-under 70 to win by a stroke in the fifth leg of the Hero Womens Pro Golf Tour at the Jaypee Greens here on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
SSB troopers briefly snatch away murder accused officer from Bengal Police
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) A group of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) troopers on Friday forcibly took away a murder accused SSB officer from the West Bengal Police in South 24 Parganas district but later handed him back to police following intervention by top officials.
2018-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brit Awards hit by fixing claims (Lead, correcting last para)
London, Feb 23 (IANS) The Brit Awards have been hit by fixing claims after fans spotted that girl group Little Mix were in the lead for a public-voted gong but failed to win.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Kangana's 'Manikarnika' story continues in Bikaner
Bikaner, Feb 23 (IANS) Bollywood's "Queen" Kangana Ranaut is busy breathing life into the story of Rani Laxmibai through "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi" at the Junagarh Fort here.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Haryana,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Athlete Sergeeva tests positive for doping at Winter Olympics
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS) Bobsleigh athlete Nadezhda Sergeeva tested positive in a doping test at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, the Russian Bobsleigh Federation said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
No justice yet for 1991 Kashmir rape victims: Amnesty
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Amnesty International India on Friday said that dozens of rape victims in Kashmir were still awaiting justice, 27 years after security forces allegedly molested women during a counter-insurgency operation in the twin villages of Kunan and Poshpora in 1991.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'RBI Governor should quit after PNB fraud'
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel should own up moral responsibility for the massive $1.8 billion scam/fraud allegedly committed by diamond retailer Nirav Modi and resign his post, demanded a top banking employees union leader.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sipping red wine may ward off your gum disease
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Suffering from gum disease? Sipping a glass of red wine may help combat the harmful bacteria and other pathogens that cause cavities in the mouth, claimed a new study.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
OnePlus captures 48% premium market share in India
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has continued its growth in the overall Indian premium segment by capturing 48 per cent market share in fourth quarter, as per International Data Corporation's (IDC) latest Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker 2017 Q4.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Bank unions defer March 15 strike
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), an umbrella body of nine unions in the Indian banking sector, on Friday decided to postpone their March 15 strike for early finalisation of wage revision, said top leaders of two large banking unions.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Delhi college suspends two students for assaulting teacher
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Condemning the ruckus created by a group of students during a seminar on Thursday, Delhi University's Satywati College (Morning) on Friday said it has suspended two students till the time the proctorial committee submits its report on the incident.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Another JMB terrorist nabbed in Bengal in Bodh Gaya blast case
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Kolkata Police's Special Task Force (STF) on Friday arrested a member of Islamist terrorist outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from West Bengal's Murshidabad district in connection with the bomb blast case in Bihar's Bodh Gaya on January 19, a senior officer said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Himalayan motor rally starts in Siliguri
Siliguri, Feb 23 (IANS) The JK Tyre Himalayan Drive 6 motor rally was flagged-off amidst great fanfare here on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Motorsports
Kerala CPI-M says its membership has increased
Thrissur (Kerala), Feb 23 (IANS) The CPI-M Kerala unit on Friday said its membership had gone up above 4.63 lakh, which was a record high for three years.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
La Liga calls for minute of silence to honour police agent
Madrid, Feb 23 (IANS) La Liga on Friday called for a minute of silence to be observed in all the weekend's matches to honour a local police officer who died following a heart attack amid clashes with fans of home side Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow in Spain's northern Basque region.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Balika Vadhu' actress in 'Yours truly Roohani'
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Vibha Anand, who essayed the role of Sugna Shyam Singh in "Balika Vadhu", will be seen in the short film "Yours truly Roohani", directed by Sammir I Patel.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Sacred Games' first look highlights intense, gripping storyline
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actor Saif Ali Khan as a gun-toting police officer with blood splashed over his face, actress Radhika Apte with a perplexed look and actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui staring at his reflection in the mirror -- the first look of Netflix original series "Sacred Games" highlights different facets of the story.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Union Minister meets IAS body, stresses work-friendly environment
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh on Friday met members of the IAS Association over the alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP MLAs and assured them that he will put across inputs and suggestions to ensure safety of officials.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India Kawasaki bets big on premium motorcycles domestic market
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) India Kawasaki Motors Pvt Ltd, which remained bullish on the country's premium motorcycles market, is looking to increase local procurement to reduce cost and increase sales, an official said here on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
I-League: Churchill aim to end Gokulam's fairy-tale run (Preview)
Vasco, Feb 23 (IANS) Churchill Brothers will have their task cut out against giant-killers Gokulam FC -- one of the most in-form teams in the I-League -- when the two sides lock horns at the Tilak Maidan here on Saturday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety': A light-hearted tug of war (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety"; Director: Luv Ranjan; Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sunny Singh Nijjar, Alok Nath, Deepika Amin, Ayesha Raza Mishra, Virendra Saxena, Pawan Chopra, Rajesh Jais, Sonu Kaur; Rating: ***1/2
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Work stuck for 3 days, LG will talk to officers: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Delhi government officers were not attending meetings for past three days due to an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said here on Friday, adding that Lt. Governor Anil Baijal has promised to talk to officers and resolve issues.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Norms flouted over 7,000 times during clean-air campaign in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A clean-air campaign in Delhi witnessed 7,357 violations, for which penalties were slapped in 3,117 cases and Rs 8.85 crore in fines realised over two weeks, a Minister said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
SSB troopers snatch away murder accused office from Bengal Police
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) A group of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawans on Friday forcibly took away a murder accused SSB commandant from the West Bengal police in South 24 Pargana district but later handed him back to police following intervention by top officials.
2018-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India holds special place in my heart: Israeli artiste
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Israeli electronic artiste Hod Moshonov, also known by his stage name BEMET, is on a tour in India titled 'The Sababa Tour'. He says India holds a special place in his heart.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Novel drug may extend womens' fertility by 6 years
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) Researchers have identified a drug that extends egg viability in worms, even when taken midway through the fertile window, which could potentially extend a woman's fertility by three to six years.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
India, Canada should stand united in fight against terrorism, extremism: Kovind
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said that India and Canada faced common challenges of terrorism and extremism and both the countries should stand united in the fight against these forces.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League: Mapuia's brace ends Aizawl's winless run with win over Arrows
Aizawl, Feb 23 (IANS) After eight winless games, finally Aizawl FC got back to winning ways on Friday defeating Indian Arrows 3-0 at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
New US H-1B norms won't make much difference: Nasscom
Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) The United States Administration's latest move on issuing H-1B visas to software engineers will not make much difference to Indian IT firms, said the apex industry body Nasscom on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
KKR's Aussie batsman Lynn will not need surgery
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) can breathe easy after their star player Chris Lynn was told he does not need surgery following the latest shoulder injury the big-hitting batsman suffered in Australia's T20 tri-series final in New Zealand.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket,IPL
In the name of 'common man', AAP MLA justifies assault on Chief Secretary
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Days after the Chief Secretary of the Delhi government accused Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators of assaulting him, party MLA Naresh Balyan on Friday justified the act, saying anyone obstructing the work for the common man deserves a beating.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kylie calls Snapchat 'sad', company loses $1.3 bn
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Reality TV star Kylie Jenner, who is active on all social media platforms, called photo-sharing app Snapchat "sad", which caused a loss of $1.3 billion in market value to the company.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
CII says PNB fraud shows gaps in supervision, seeks dilution of government stake
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Condemning the recently detected $1.8 billion fraud at the Punjab National Bank (PNB), industry chamber Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Friday said the incident showed gaps in supervision and monitoring systems at the bank level.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jio asks COAI to apologise for its comments
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A day after the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) said it is likely to drag the telecom regulator to the court following its recent Telecom Tariff Order (TTO), Reliance Jio has sent a letter to the telecom body to publicly apologise within 48 hours for its "defamatory statements".
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Palaniswami invites Jain community to invest in TN
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday appealed to the Jain community for industrial investments in the state that offers several advantages.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
FIR filed against UNFPA India chief as agency claims immunity
Patna, Feb 23 (IANS) An FIR was filed against UNFPA India chief Diego Palacios here on a complaint of harassment by an activist even as the UN agency dismissed the charges and claimed diplomatic immunity for its personnel.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
'Loveratri' to release on October 5
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) "Loveratri", which will launch Salman Khan's brother-in-law Aayush Sharma, is set to release on October 5, announced the superstar who has produced the film.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Fiction can't beat facts: Rajkumar Hirani
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, who is busy shooting for a biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt, says fiction cant beat facts.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Italy to meet the Netherlands in football friendly on June 4
Rome, Feb 23 (IANS) Italy will meet the Netherlands in a friendly on June 4 at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, the Italian football federation, FIGC, said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
BJP blames 'anarchist' Kejriwal for 'Constitutional crisis' in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Hitting back at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who accused the BJP-led central Government of trying to destabilise his government, the BJP on Friday said that it was "anarchist" Kejriwal who was responsible for a "Constitutional crisis".
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ADB to lend $84 mn to improve water supply in Bihar
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Multilateral lending agency Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday signed an agreement with the Indian government to lend $84 million to improve water supply in two cities of Bihar.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Work starts on Afghanistan section of TAPI gas pipeline to Pakistan, India
Herat, Feb 23 (IANS) A groundbreaking ceremony to launch the start of work on the Afghan section of the key Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project was held in the western Herat province amid tight security on Friday. The multi-million dollar gas pipeline will link energy-rich Turkmenistan to the three countries.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Lenovo dethrones Datawind to top Indian tablet market
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Chinese technology major Lenovo has become market leader in the Indian tablet market replacing Datawind with 21 per cent share in the second half of 2017, with Samsung sharing the second position with Datawind at 16 per cent, a new report said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
EC orders repoll in 6 polling stations in Tripura
Agartala, Feb 23 (IANS) The Election Commission on Friday directed the Tripura Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to conduct a repoll in six polling stations on Monday, an official said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
India, Canada pledge to fight terrorism in all forms
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India and Canada on Friday pledged to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations while declaring that no country should allow its territory to be used for terrorist and violent extremist activities.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Gulabjaam' opens in international markets
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) After opening in the United Arab Emirates, Marathi movie "Gulabjaam" has now found its way into the theatres in the US, Singapore, Germany and Switzerland.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Punjab AAP leader flays Centre, NITI Aayog on farmer issues
Chandigarh, Feb 23 (IANS) Flaying the NITI Aayog and the central government, the AAP's Punjab unit on Friday said the Aayog's actions vis-a-vis farmers will escalate suicides by peasants in agrarian states like Punjab.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Equities propel on broad-based buying, cues from Asian markets (Roundup)
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Friday closed at almost a week's high levels as positive cues from the Asian markets, along with a strong rupee and value buying, uplifted investors' sentiments.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Winter Olympics: South Korea take bronze in men's speed skating
Gangneung (South Korea), Feb 23 (IANS) South Korean speed skater Kim Tae-yun captured bronze in the men's 1,000m discipline in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics here on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
'Made in India' 4G LTE telecom system to connect rural areas
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) In an effort to provide high-speed connectivity in rural areas, domestic telecom equipment manufacturer VNL on Friday unveiled a "Made in India" 4G LTE telecom system.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Singer Papon regrets "inappropriately kissing" minor girl as complaint is filed
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Singer Papon has apologised for touching a "girl child", though he had "innocent thoughts", following a complaint against him for "inappropriately kissing" a minor. He says he is "very painfully conscious of the accusations" that have been made against him.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PNB shares plunge over 30% in 8 trade sessions
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) During the eight trading sessions following the detection of a $1.8 billion fraud in one of the branches of the Punjab National Bank (PNB), the bank's shares on the BSE have plunged almost 30 per cent to a price of Rs 113.40 per share.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chronic kidney disease linked to lower IQ in kids
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) Children with chronic kidney disease are more likely to face problems related to attention, visual and verbal memory, besides their declining physical health, finds a study.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Microsoft to accelerate digital literacy in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) In a bid to improve the integration of technology in education, the Tamil Nadu government on Friday announced an agreement with Microsoft to enhance digital literacy across all levels in the state.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Technology
Civic consciousness, digitisation of land records can help reclaim footpaths: Puri
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Digitisation of land records can help in reclaiming illegally encroached footpaths in Delhi, but eminent citizens also need to speak up and cooperate with the government in awakening civic consciousness of citizens, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri has said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Huawei, Airtel conduct successful 5G trial in India
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Chinese technology giant Huawei and telecom services provider Bharti Airtel on Friday announced to have successfully conducted 5G network trial under a test set-up in India.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Batshuayi claims to be victim of racial abuse
Bergamo (Italy), Feb 23 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi has claimed to be a victim of racial abuse during their Europa League pre-quarterfinal second leg against Atalanta here.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
India successfully test fires 'Dhanush'
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) India on Friday successfully test-fired nuclear-capable 'Dhanush' ballistic missile from a naval ship off Odisha.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security
ISL: Delhi, ATK play for pride (Preview)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With their hopes of a play-offs berth dashed, Delhi Dynamos FC and ATK will play for pride when they lock horns in an Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
Brit Awards hit by fixing claims
London, Feb 23 (IANS) The Brit Awards have been hit by fixing claims after fans spotted that girl group Little Mix were in the lead for a public-voted gong but failed to win.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
You get due credit for good work: 'Dhadak' choreographer
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) "Dhadak" choreographer Tushar Kalia says deserving artistes will get due credit if their work is good.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Santosh Trophy: Bengal coach rues unavailability of players
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Ahead of defending champions West Bengal's first training session for the final round of the 72nd edition of the National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy, head coach Ranjan Chowdhury rued the unavailability of key first team players due to club commitments.
2018-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Rahul on three-day visit to Karnataka from Saturday
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) As part of his election campaign, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be on a three-day visit to Karnataka starting Saturday, the party said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maldives to hold presidential poll in September
Male, Feb 23 (IANS) The first round of presidential elections in Maldives will be held in early September and preparations for the polls have already begun, the Elections Commission has announced.
2018-02-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pro-independence activists chained to Catalan court arrested
Barcelona, Feb 23 (IANS) A dozen activists who had chained themselves to a court in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia to protest the imprisonment of pro-independence figures were on Friday arrested.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Spain,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Jharkhand HC rejects Lalu's bail plea in Deoghar fodder scam case
Ranchi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Jharkhand High Court on Friday rejected the bail plea of former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad who is lodged in the Birsa Munda Central Jail here after his conviction in a fodder scam case.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lokpal selection panel to meet on March 1: Centre to SC
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Centre on Friday informed the Supreme Court that a meeting of the Selection Committee is scheduled to take place on March 1 to deliberate on the steps to be taken for the appointment of a Lokpal.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India, S. Africa eye T20I series win (Preview)
Cape Town, Feb 23 (IANS) India and South Africa will battle it out in the series-deciding third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Newlands Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-02-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
No space for misuse of religion, says Modi with Trudeau by his side
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by his side, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said there is no place for misuse of religion for political and divisive purposes, sending a clear message at a time Canada is perceived as having been soft on Khalistani separatists.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diaspora
This AI tool may accelerate diagnosis of eye diseases, pneumonia
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) A novel image-based diagnostic tool, developed using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning techniques, may potentially speed up diagnoses and treatment of patients with retinal diseases and pneumonia among children, researcher say.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
Pia Bajpai goes bald for film (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Pia Bajpai, who will be seen in a bilingual Tamil/Malayalam film "Abhiyum Anuvum", will be sporting a bald look in the movie.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sunanda Pushkar case: SC seeks police response on Swamy's plea
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IASNS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought Delhi Police's response on a plea by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into the death of Sunanda Pushkar -- wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump not satisfied with Pakistan's anti-terror actions: White House
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is "not satisfied" with the efforts so far made by Pakistan in its crackdown on terrorism, White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah has said.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Cisco appoints Miyuki Suzuki as President, Asia Pacific and Japan
Singapore, Feb 23 (IANS) Networking giant Cisco on Friday announced the appointment of Miyuki Suzuki as the new President for its Asia Pacific and Japan operations.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Singapore,Technology,Business/Economy
Golfers Sunil, Dinesh qualify for National finals
Chandigarh, Feb 23 (IANS) Sunil Sharma and Dinesh Gogna have qualified for the National finals of Mercedes Trophy golf meet, it was announced on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Golf
Search at Delhi CM's house: 7 CCTV cameras found not working
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Delhi Police, which searched Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on Friday for CCTV footages in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, said no cameras were installed in the room where the incident reportedly took place.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Largest joint military drills in SE Asia conclude
Bangkok, Feb 23 (IANS) The largest military exercises in Southeast Asia concluded on Friday in Thailand, after 11 days of drills, social and humanitarian projects and traditional jungle training.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Thailand,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Kerala Police arrest 2 in tribal youth murder case
Palakkad ( Kerala) Feb 23 (IANS) The Kerala Police on Friday arrested two of the seven suspects in the killing of a "mentally unfit" tribal youth a day ago, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: East Bengal look to brighten title hopes with win over Chennai (Preview)
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Contenders East Bengal will look to making up lost ground in the title race when they take on in-form Chennai City FC in a crucial I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Saturday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Equity indices close higher, Sensex rises over 300 points
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) The benchmark Sensex of the BSE surged over 300 points on Friday as positive cues from the Asian markets, along with healthy buying in almost all the sectors -- led by metals, banking and healthcare stocks -- kept investors' sentiments buoyed.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Florida school shooting: Armed Deputy 'failed to confront killer'
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) The armed officer who was assigned to a Florida high school, where 17 students and children were gunned down, took cover outside the building rather than intervening while the shooting unfolded last week.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
'Welcome To New York': Trips on tactless plot (IANS Review, Rating: *1/2)
Film: "Welcome To New York"; Director: Chakri Toleti; Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Sonakshi Sinha, Karan Johar, Sushant Singh Rajput, Rana Daggubati, Aditya Roy Kapur, Lara Dutta, Riteish Deshmukh, Boman Irani; Rating: *1/2
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CEA considering Time of Day metering for EVs: Official
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is considering Time of Day metering for the purpose of charging of electric vehicles (EVs), an official said here on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Airtel offers Rs 2,000 cashback on Motorola, Lenovo 4G devices
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) As part of its "Mera Pehla Smartphone" initiative, Telecom services provider Bharti Airtel announced to offer a cashback of Rs 2,000 on select 4G Motorola and Lenovo smartphones.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Australia captain Knowles to quit international hockey after CWG
Brisbane, Feb 23 (IANS) Australia's talismanic captain Mark Knowles on Friday announced that he will retire from international hockey after the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast in April.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Hockey
Priyanka Chopra terminates contract with Nirav Modi
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra has decided to cut ties with billionaire diamond trader Nirav Modi's brand following the news about the alleged banking fraud carried out by him.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ramdev's show leads to clash between Yadav, Brahmin organisations
Ghaziabad, Feb 23 (IANS) First, the Brahmin Mahasabha took objection to Baba Ramdev's show on Discovery JEET, which it said spoke against the Brahmins, portraying them in poor light. The Mahasabha asked for criminal action against the show "Swami Ramdev: Ek Sangharsh".
2018-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Human Interest/Society
500 people migrate amid shelling by Pakistan in Uri
Jammu, Feb 23 (IANS) Targeting of civilian facilities by the Pakistani Army near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector has forced some 500 people to abandon their homes and migrate elsewhere, a top officer said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Winter Olympics: S. Korea target speed skating titles
Pyeongchang (South Korea), Feb 23 (IANS) South Korea will try to add two gold medals in the final speed skating events at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Saturday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Following fraud detection PNB transfers 1,415 employees
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) In its bid to bury rumours that 18,000 employees have been transferred following the detection of $1.8 billion fraud, Punjab National Bank (PNB) has clarified it has only transferred 1,415 employees as part of its Rotational Transfer Policy.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Skier Vonn targets World Cup wins record
Pyeongchang (South Korea), Feb 23 (IANS) After winning a bronze medal at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, American alpine skier Lindsey Vonn on Friday said that her next goal is to break the record of World Cup wins held by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Jharkhand opposition demands arrest of BJP MLA for assault
Ranchi, Feb 23 (IANS) Opposition parties in Jharkhand on Friday demanded the arrest of a BJP legislator on the charge of thrashing a land acquisition official over compensation.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
C-section, gut bacteria may up obesity risk in kids
Toronto, Feb 23 (IANS) Babies born to obese women via Caesarean-section (C-section) may be at five times greater risk of turning out overweight by the age of three, a study has found.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
EU MPs urge China to release Swedish bookseller
Brussels, Feb 23 (IANS) European Union MPs have written to Chinese President Xi Jinping demanding the immediate and unconditional release of Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai who was detained from a Beijing-bound bullet train last month suspected of leaking state secrets, the media reported.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Making of a writer: How Ashwin Sanghi's wife awakened the writer in him
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) When summer was at its peak and all his friends had left for vacations, a young member of a Marwari business family was packed off to spend time at its many mills and workshops. There he was taught the "hunar", or skills, of business, so that he could one day occupy his father's gaddi (seat).
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Parineeti, Arjun start shooting for 'Namastey England'
Amritsar, Feb 23 (IANS) Actors Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor started shooting for their upcoming film "Namastey England" here on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
New iPhone app to aid heart attack survivors
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) A new iPhone-based app may help patients who survived a heart attack to maintain their health and reduce the number of hospital readmissions, according to a study.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
Flying cars or Hyperloop: Uber, Tesla fight it out on Twitter
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) In a tug of war over flying taxis versus Hyperloop transport system, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and Tesla CEO Elon Musk came out in the open on the micro-blogging site Twitter when the former took a swipe at Tesla over the need to dig tunnels for its Next-Gen mobility dream.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Garcia completes transfer from Bengaluru to Zhejiang Lucheng
Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) In what is a landmark deal in Indian football, Bengaluru FC on Friday reached an agreement with Chinese League One side Zhejiang Luchéng to sell Spanish winger Edu Garcia for an undisclosed fee, the southern club announced on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Ivanka Trump arrives in S. Korea for Games, diplomacy
Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump on Friday arrived in South Korea to reaffirm the "strong and enduring commitment" to the people of the US's ally, two weeks after the North Korean leader sent his sister here on a mission seen as an attempt to undermine Seouls alliance with Washington.
2018-02-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
World Bank interested in expanding satellite-based flood insurance scheme: IWMI
Patna, Feb 23 (IANS) After the success of the pilot project on Index-Based Flood Insurance (IBFI) for farmers in Bihar, the World Bank has shown interest in helping to scale up the plan across eastern India, officials said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy
Clarity on retrospective tax will help investments in India: UK IBC
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) More certainty, predictability and clarity regarding retrospective taxation would help companies from the UK to invest more in India, Richard McCallum, Managing Director, UK India Business Council said here on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Weinstein apologises for citing Streep, Lawrence in legal defence
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has apologised for using statements by stars Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence in an effort to seek dismissal of a sexual misconduct lawsuit against him.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Artiste of Rahat's calibre should respect sentiments of Indians'
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Union Minister Babul Supriyo says over 90 per cent of Indians agreed with him when he said that there should be a temporary restriction on Pakistani artistes working in the Hindi film industry and that an artiste of singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khans calibre should respect the sentiments of Indians.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
It is PNB's responsibility to validate, fix data breach: CloudSek
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A day after reports surfaced that nearly 10,000 credit or debit card holders of Punjab National Bank (PNB) were affected by a data breach, the cyber security firm that detected the breach on Friday said it is now the responsibility of the bank to validate and take necessary actions.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
Will put across inputs by IAS association: Minister
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh on Friday met members of the IAS association regarding the alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP MLAs and assured them that he would put across inputs and suggestions on the safety of officials in the Delhi government's administrative sector.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mayawati trashes 'UP Investors Summit', calls it waste of public money
Lucknow, Feb 23 (IANS) A day after the two-day 'UP Investors Summit' ended here, BSP supremo Mayawati on Friday trashed it and accused the state government of blowing up crores of rupees to "hide its failures and deflect public attention".
2018-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bedene continues strong run of form at Rio Open
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 23 (IANS) Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene continued his strong run of form in the South American clay-court season, defeating Spain's Pablo Carreño Busta 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Rio Open.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Tennis
Netflix working on three more Indian originals
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) American video streaming service Netflix is expanding its India slate with the addition of three new originals -- "Leila", "Ghoul" and "Crocodile".
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Yakshas team wins eSports championship
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Team Yakshas has emerged winners of the first edition of "U Cypher", a multi-platform eSports championship.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Genetics may play big role in kid's snacking patterns
Toronto, Feb 23 (IANS) Parents, take note! The types of snacks a child chooses could be linked to genetics, a new study has claimed.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
India 3rd largest visitors' source market: Singapore
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Friday said India has emerged as the third largest visitor arrivals (VA) source market for the island nation, notching the highest growth rate of 16 per cent.
2018-02-23
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Koreas to hold talks on Pyongyang's Paralympics participation
Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS) South and North Korea on Friday agreed to hold working-level talks next week to discuss Pyongyang's participation in the 2018 Winter Paralympics, which will be held in next month, Seoul's Unification Ministry has confirmed.
2018-02-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Testing tears may help in early diagnosis of Parkinson's
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) Testing tears may be a cheap, non-invasive as well as reliable technique for early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, say scientists.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US makes H-1B visa approval tougher for 3rd-party worksites
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) In a move that is likely to hit Indian IT firms and their employees, the Trump administration has announced a new measure that makes it tougher to issue H-1B visas to those to be employed at one or more third-party worksites.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Can't afford luxury of being depressed: Salman Khan
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan, who is busy shooting for his upcoming film "Race 3", says he cant afford the luxury of being depressed or emotional.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hockey: Rani to lead Indian eves on South Korea tour
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Ace striker Rani will lead a 20-member squad for the upcoming tour of South Korea -- between March 3 and 12 -- where they will play five matches against the hosts at the Jinchun National Athletic Centre in Seoul, Hockey India (HI) announced on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
'7 Days in Entebbe' to open in India on March 16
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Anil Dhirubhai Ambani-led Reliance Entertainments "7 Days in Entebbe" will release in India on March 16.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Welcome to family: Arjun Kapoor to Motiwala
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor has welcomed his sister-in-law Antara Motiwala to the family. He says he will make sure that her husband and his brother Mohit Marwah will keep her happy.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Television Academy sets new standards of professional conduct
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Following the lead of the film academy and other Hollywood guilds, the Television Academy has established its own new code of ethics and standards of professional conduct.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3-day Google India summit to nurture youth in technology
Panaji, Feb 23 (IANS) With an aim to creating a pool of highly-skilled workforce in the country, Google on Friday announced a three-day 'Developer Students Club' (DSC) summit in Goa.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy,Technology,Education
Barcelona renew midfielder Sergi Roberto's contract
Barcelona, Feb 23 (IANS) Midfielder Sergi Roberto has signed his contract renewal with Barcelona, a deal that runs until 2022.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Neanderthals were first known artists on Earth: Study
London, Feb 23 (IANS) It's not modern humans but Neanderthals who were the first known artists on Earth, say scientists who found evidence suggesting they may have had an artistic sense similar to modern humans.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Modi receives Canadian PM ahead of talks
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday received his Canadian counterpart Jutin Trudeau ahead of their bilateral summit here.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Sampdoria send Dodo to Brazil's Santos on loan
Rome, Feb 23 (IANS) Serie A side Sampdoria have confirmed the loan of left-back Jose "Dodo" Rodolfo Pires Ribeiro to Brazilian side Santos for the rest of 2018.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
PNB fraud: ED freezes Nirav's bank account, shares worth Rs 43 cr
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday said it has frozen diamond trader Nirav Modi's bank account and shares worth Rs 43 crore in connection with an ongoing probe in the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russian curlers stripped of Olympic medal
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS) Russian curlers Anastasia Bryzgalova and Aleksandr Krushelnitskii returned the bronze medal they won in the mixed doubles at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics after the male athlete was disqualified for doping.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Sushma calls on Canadian PM
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Friday called on visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and discussed ways to deepen the bilateral relationship.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Rs 60,000 cr affordable housing project in pipeline: Minister Hardeep Puri
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Admitting that India's urban infrastructure was under "extreme strain", Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri has said the government was committed to bringing holistic transformation in the country's infrastructure development, including providing 12 million houses in urban areas by 2022.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Delhi CS 'assault': AAP cries foul as police visits CM's residence
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Delhi Police on Friday visited Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence to look for evidence in connection with an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash there by two AAP legislators just days back.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Equity indices surge, Sensex rises over 200 points
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Positive cues from the Asian markets -- along with healthy buying in almost all the sectors led by metals, banking and healthcare stocks -- lifted the key Indian equity indices during the mid-afternoon trade session on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Elon Musk quits OpenAI group to avoid conflict with Tesla
San Francisco, Feb 23 (IANS) SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has quit the board of OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence (AI) research company he co-founded that aims to promote and develop friendly AI that benefits the humanity.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Villarreal exit Europa League with loss to Lyon
Villarreal (Spain), Feb 23 (IANS) Villarreal's Europa League campaign ended with a 0-1 loss to Olympique Lyon in the second leg of a round-of-32 tie, giving the French side a 4-1 aggregate victory.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Kerala tribal youth beaten to death by lynch mob
Palakkad (Kerala) Feb 23 (IANS) A 27-year-old tribal youth said to be "not of sound mind" was beaten to death here in Kerala by a lynch mob which had accused him of theft, according to the mother.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Muguruza defeats Garcia, advances to Dubai semis
Dubai, Feb 23 (IANS) Spain's Garbiñe Muguruza beat France's Caroline Garcia 7-5, 6-2 in the Dubai Tennis Championships, advancing to the semifinals.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Canada take double podium in women's ski cross final
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 23 (IANS) Canada on Friday scored a double podium as Kelsey Serwa and Brittany Phelan took the gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women's ski cross final at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics here.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
A university helps conserve mountain economies facing climate brunt
Solan, Feb 23 (IANS) A research-based university near here in Himachal Pradesh is working for mountain people and its fragile biodiversity -- that is facing the brunt of climate change -- by researching and piloting programmes on high-value products, innovative livelihood options and rural income-generation strategies.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Fraser says HFPA's ex-chief sexually assaulted him
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Hollywood star Brendan Fraser is joining the #MeToo movement, with allegations of sexual assault by Philip Berk, former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) that organises Golden Globes ceremony.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Unconventional jewellery ideas for outings
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Get quirky with the choice of jewellery pieces and invest in good quality back necklaces, animal prints in crystals, sea shells and bicep pieces, suggest experts.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Infants can learn abstract rules visually: Study
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) Do not underestimate infants as they are capable of learning patterns from simply looking at the world around them, a first of its kind study has claimed.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Working in south Indian films will help me grow: Sunny Leone (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Former adult film actress Sunny Leone made a swift move into the Hindi film industry in 2012. And now the Indo-Canadian actress is all set to make her debut in a Tamil film. She says south Indian films would help her grow as a person and an actress.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,National
Stop bulldozing abandoned Rohingya villages, HRW urges Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 23 (IANS) The non-profit Human Rights Watch on Friday urged the Myanmar government to stop the demolition of villages abandoned by the Rohingya minority in Rakhine state from where almost 700,000 members of the community have fled to Bangladesh.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook making ad metrics clearer on its platforms
San Francisco, Feb 23 (IANS) To give businesses more insight into a company's measurement tools to calculate the impact of advertisements on its platforms, Facebook has introduced new labels on some of its metrics.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Instagram to terminate its global community team
San Francisco, Feb 23 (IANS) Popular photo-sharing app Instagram is terminating its veteran Global Community Team that worked to build deep ties with photographers and promote the service around the world as part of restructuring in the company, media reported.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
'Assault' on Delhi CS: Police "raids" Chief Minister's residence
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Delhi Police on Friday visited Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence to look for evidence in connection with an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash there by two AAP legislators just days back.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manoj Tiwari refuses to comment on calls for ban on Pakistani artistes
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Manoj Tiwari, who made a name for himself as an entertainment personality before entering politics, wants to keep the artiste in himself alive, but refrains from expressing his viewpoint on the demand for putting a two-year ban on Pakistani talent working in Hindi film industry.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Politics
US Governor indicted over sexual misconduct allegations
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Eric Greiten, the Governor of US' Missouri state, has been indicted amid looming allegations of sexual misconduct and blackmail following an admission of an affair last month, the media reported.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UNSC set to vote on Syria ceasefire resolution on Friday
United Nations, Feb 23 (IANS) The Security Council is set to vote on Friday on a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in war-torn Syria and to allow humanitarian aid to reach besieged areas that had been stalled, a spokesperson for Kuwait, which is the current president of the Council, has said.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Dalit girl burnt alive in UP village
Lucknow, Feb 23 (IANS) A young Dalit girl was burnt alive in an Uttar Pradesh village in Unnao district late last night, police said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
How to start your own cryptocurrency (The Funny Side)
Fed up of standing by watching while others make and lose fortunes on cryptocurrencies? Now you too can make and lose a fortune!
2018-02-23
Category: International, India,Opinion/Commentary,Features
LED waterfall, digital lake at Microsoft's Dublin office
London, Feb 23 (IANS) An LED waterfall, a digital lake, an indoor "mountain" and a "DreamSpace" for teaching the next generation about technology: This is what Microsoft's new office "One Microsoft Place" in Dublin houses.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Ban troops from participating in US-led wars: Duterte
Manila, Feb 23 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said that he would not allow Philippine troops to participate in any armed conflicts involving the US.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Odisha Minister's kin attacked ahead of bypoll
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Odisha Labour Minister Susanta Singh's brother and three of his associates were attacked by a group of unidentified men in Bargarh district, police said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coca-Cola India to be key player in Indian 'fruit circular economy'
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) Expanding its fruit based beverage offerings, frozen fruit dessert, getting into dairy based value added products and also exporting those products developed in India, are some of the plans of Coca-Cola India Pvt Ltd, said a top company official.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Huawei to showcase world's 1st smartphone-driven car
Barcelona, Feb 23 (IANS) In a first, Huawei has unveiled a technology that uses Artificial Intelligence-enabled smartphone to drive a car that can not only identify objects on the road but take smart decisions to avoid collisions or hitting someone.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Spain,Technology,Business/Economy
Himachal hills may turn white this weekend
Shimla, Feb 23 (IANS) If you want to witness snow this weekend, head to Himachal Pradesh as the Met predicts chances of precipitation at many places.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Australian Deputy PM resigns amid sexual harassment claim
Canberra, Feb 23 (IANS) Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce announced his resignation on Friday following an allegation of sexual harassment.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Modi greets Trudeau with hug at ceremonial reception
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday welcoming him with a hug ahead of a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, putting to rest speculations about the government cold-shouldering the visiting dignitary.
2018-02-23
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Misty Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) It was a misty Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 15.5 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Airbnb woos high-end customers, expands into luxury homes
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Community-driven online hospitality platform Airbnb on Friday announced to foray into new tiers aimed at high-end customers that include properties like vacation homes and luxury spots.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Maldives president did reject UN mediation for now: Guterres' spokesman
United Nations, Feb 23 (IANS) Maldives President Abdulla Yameen did "convey that mediation was not wanted at this stage" when UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke to him last week, Guterres's Spokesperson Stephane Dujrric has confirmed.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Maldives UN Mission's website hacked
United Nations, Feb. Feb 23 (IANS) The website of the Maldives Mission to the UN has been hacked.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Key Indian equity indices open on higher note
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Friday opened on a higher note with healthy buying in metals, consumer durables, banking and auto stocks.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Nepal to hold presidential election in March
Kathmandu, Feb 23 (IANS) Nepal will hold its presidential election on March 13, the Election Commission (EC) announced on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Unicef deputy resigns after inappropriate behaviour claims
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Justin Forsyth has resigned as Deputy Executive Director of Unicef following accusations of inappropriate behaviour toward female staff while he was Chief Executive of Save the Children.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Four US states form coalition to combat gun violence
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) The US states of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island have formed a coalition to combat gun violence in the wake of the Florida high school massacre last week.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Real Sociedad out of Europa League after losing to Salzburg
Salzburg (Austria), Feb 23 (IANS) Real Sociedad are out of the Europa League after losing by 2-1 here to Salzburg, who prevailed 4-3 on aggregate.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
I want to be global icon: Alankrita Sahai
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Alankrita Sahai has made her debut with "Love Per Square Foot", and says she wants to be a global icon for all the women.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Draft resolution on ceasefire in Syria fails to pass in UNSC
United Nations, Feb 23 (IANS) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has held discussions on the situation in Syria's conflicting enclave of Eastern Ghouta but failed to agree on a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in the war-torn country.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Police officer dies in clashes before Europa League match
Madrid, Feb 23 (IANS) A police officer has died during clashes between fans before Athletic Bilbao's home Europa League match against Spartak Moscow at San Mames stadium in Spain's Bilbao city.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
New charges filed against former Trump campaign associates
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed a new indictment against US President Donald Trump's former campaign aides, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Merkel calls for solidarity on refugees, asylum seekers
Berlin, Feb 23 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made a renewed pledge for a more even redistribution of refugees across the European Union (EU).
2018-02-23
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Students affected by lecturer walk-out at British universities
London, Feb 23 (IANS) A series of strikes by lecturers has started with walk-outs at over 60 British universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Education
Arsenal advance to Europa League last 16 despite Ostersunds scare
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said his side were complacent as they survived a huge scare against Swedish minnows Ostersunds FK to claim a place in the last 16 of the Europa League.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
SpaceX launches Falcon 9 with first broadband internet satellites
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) SpaceX has completed another launch of its Falcon 9 rocket with first two prototype satellites of its global broadband internet-in-space project, Starlink, successfully deployed in orbit.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Preparations begin for US-Israeli joint military drill
Jerusalem, Feb 23 (IANS) Israel's military has said it has begun deploying forces across the country as part of the preparations for a large-scale joint exercise with the US military next month.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Brazil to vaccinate entire population against yellow fever
Brasilia, Feb 23 (IANS) Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros has proposed to vaccinate the entire country against yellow fever, after the disease emerged in new areas.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Russia's weapon quality reaches world top tier: Putin
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country's combat efficiency and quality of weapons can be ranked the best in the world, which ensures the country's safety.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security
Greek minister welcomes upgrade of Greece's credit rating
Athens, Feb 23 (IANS) The Greek Finance Ministry has welcomed the new upgrade of Greece's credit rating by Moody's as one more sign that Greek economy is recovering from the debt crisis.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Greece,Politics,Business/Economy
US dollar falls against major currencies
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) The US dollar has declined against most major currencies after reaching a 10-day high in the earlier session.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Gina Rodriguez suffers panic attacks
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Gina Rodriguez suffered from "debilitating" anxiety and panic attacks after taking too much medication for her ongoing struggle with Hashimoto's disease.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Netanyahu's associates remanded in custody amid corruption probe
Jerusalem, Feb 23 (IANS) Two associates of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been remanded in custody amid a corruption investigation.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Israel,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Jane Seymour feels sexier than ever at 67
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Jane Seymour, 67, says she felt a pressure to "be sexy" when she was younger, but age has given her more "freedom" and she feels comfortable with herself.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New charges filed against former Trump campaign associates
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed a new indictment against US President Donald Trump's former campaign aides, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
US stocks close mixed amid economic data
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) US stocks closed mixed on Thursday, as investors digested the latest economic data.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Mascara, lipstick Crawford's beauty must-haves
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Supermodel Cindy Crawford says she does not leave the house without her mascara, lip colour and foundation brush.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Britain doesn't want Brexit to damage security relations with Europe'
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Britain does not want Brexit to damage its security relations with the European Union (EU) after the country leaves the 28-nation bloc, the former head of its domestic security service has said.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security
Furniture colour trends of 2018
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Want to give your home a new and fresh look? Opt for salmon pink and dark hues for your furniture to give your abode a twist, say experts.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Love for BJP will also spread to other regions: Manoj Tiwari
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Singer-actor Manoj Tiwari, who is also the chief of Delhi unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), says he is confident that people will continue their support towards his party.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety': Luv Ranjan's wreck-tangle is wickedly funny (Review)
Film: "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety"; Director: Luv Ranjan; Cast: Kartik Aryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sunny Singh; Rating: **** ½
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi runs 90% commission government, says Siddaramaiah
Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday dubbed the NDA government a '90 per cent commission sarkar', retaliating to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's taunt that the ruling Congress government in the state was a '10 per cent commission sarkar'.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Ford Motor Indian-origin senior executive quits; replaced by another
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) A top-level Indian-origin executive who was in-charge of auto-maker Ford Motor's North American operations, Raj Nair, has left under a cloud and has been replaced by another, Kumar Galhotra, the company announced Thursday.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diaspora
Italian PM backs challenge to US-owned company shifting out of country
Rome, Feb 23 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Thursday voiced support for his Industry Minister Carlo Calenda's "robust" challenge to Whirlpool unit Embraco's plan to shift production to Slovakia with the loss of some 500 jobs in Italy.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Business/Economy
SpaceX launches first of its broadband internet satellites
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) US private flight company SpaceX on Thursday launched its first two test satellites for its global broadband internet in space project.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
NPP releases 'People's Document' for Meghalaya polls
Jowai (Meghalaya), Feb 23 (IANS) National People's Party President Conrad K. Sangma on Thursday released the People's Document for Meghlaya at an election rally here.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
MLAs fear 'spirits' haunting Rajasthan secretariat, request 'havan'
Jaipur, Feb 23 (IANS) The death of two Rajasthan lawmakers has triggered tensions among the state's MLAs, who fearing that the secretariat building has "negative energies and evil souls", demanding a 'havan' and other religious ceremonies here to get rid of them.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
ISL: Mumbai keep playoffs hopes alive with 3-2 win over NorthEast
Mumbai, Feb 23 (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.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
Decent jobs for rural youth key to Africa's prosperity: UN
Khartoum, Feb 22 (IANS/AKI) Africa must, in coming decades, explore the entire food chain to create adequate jobs for young people, especially in rural areas, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation said on Thursday.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Sudan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
MP bypoll: Congress lodges complaint against BJP MLA with EC
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A Congress delegation on Thursday met Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat and lodged a complaint against Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA Bhind Narendra Singh Kushwaha for trying to influence the bypoll in Kolaras assembly constituency by distributing money.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
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