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We love all languages as we don't believe in divisive politics: Mamata
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed love for all languages while strongly voicing dissent against the attacks on Kashmiris and against all divisive voices.
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Rahul to set up task force on national security
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi is going to set up a task force on national security headed by a retired Lt. General of the Indian Army, the Congress said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Findings of studies on black money to be made public
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The findings of three studies on the quantum of black money in India as well as that stashed abroad may soon be made public.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Jharkhand CM launches Rs 100-crore Sweet Revolution scheme
Ranchi, Feb 21 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Thursday launched the first phase of the Rs 100-crore Sweet Revolution Scheme under which 1,207 farmers will be given Rs 1 lakh for bee keeping.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Can Samsung meet Apple's fate with expensive Galaxy 'S' series smartphones?
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) South Korean giant Samsung that celebrated 10 years of the existence of its Galaxy 'S' series by unveiling 3 premium devices in San Francisco on Wednesday, has followed Apple's footstep when it comes to pricing.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Six held for cheating housewives in Manipur
Imphal, Feb 21 (IANS) Members of a civil society organisation at Moreh -- the border town of Manipur -- on Thursday rounded up six persons hailing from Bihar on the charge that they cheated several women in Nagaland, Manipur and some other states in this region.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
International Mother's Language Day observe in Tripura
Agartala, Feb 21 (IANS) The International Mother's Language Day was observed in Tripura on Thursday with colourful processions, functions, discussions, seminars and other programmes.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
TV must look beyond 'sati savitri' roles for women: Himani Shivpuri
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Veteran actress Himani Shivpuri, who started her career in showbiz with TV show "Humrahi" over 25 years ago, feels the small screen has not explored much in terms of roles for women.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Airtel tops in download speed during December-January: Report
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Airtel ranked top among the telecom operators in the country in terms of 4G download speed with an average speed of 8.6 megabits per second (Mbps) during the December 2018-January 2019 period, according to a report.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Learning another language can be very educative: President
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi and said that learning the language of another state helped both the individuals and the country.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Will ensure full statehood for Delhi in 2 years: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said he will ensure that Delhi gets full statehood in two years and within the next 10 years, everyone in the city will have a house.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India decides to stop water to Pakistan
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India on Thursday decided to stop its share of water from the eastern rivers to Pakistan.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Vice President calls for making mother tongue compulsory subject
Nellore (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 21 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday appealed to all state governments to make the mother tongue a compulsory subject up to primary school.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Vadra takes dig at ED officials' fitness
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Under the Enforcement Directorate (ED) lens in connection with a money laundering case, Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday took a dig at the fitness of the officials and shared health and style tips.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cannot match up to Kishore Kumar: Ali Zafar
Karachi, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistani actor Ali Zafar says he cannot feature as legendary playback singer-actor Kishore Kumar in a prospective biopic as he feels he cannot match up to the late genius' talent.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Give reasons for cancellation of Daati Maharaj's bail, HC tells CBI
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to give reasons for seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted to self-styled godman Daati Maharaj in a rape case.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Learning language of another region an asset: Kovind
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said that learning the language of another region is educative and an asset.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Bengal celebrates International Mother Language Day
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) West Bengal on Thursday observed the International Mother Language Day with floral tributes, processions and cultural programmes as people remembered the martyrs who laid down their lives for the cause of the Bengali language in Dhaka (then in East Pakistan) in 1952.
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Mainstream politicians decry withdrawal of security, separatists call it 'non-issue'
Jammu, Feb 21 (IANS) While mainstream politicians on Thursday said withdrawal/downgrading of their security cover would make them vulnerable to attacks, separatist leaders have dismissed the decision as a 'non-issue'.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Digital panel approves moentisation of BharatNet assets through lease, auction
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Digital Communications Commission, the inter-ministerial panel of DoT, has given in-principle nod for monetisation of fibre assets of the Pan India broadband connectivity project, BharatNet, so that these can be offered to private telcos through auction, lease or by outright sale.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Technology
Odisha government to implement PM-KISAN scheme
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday said it will implement the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme and cooperate with the Central government to extend benefits to the farmers.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Delhi government extends support to protesting employees
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday met the protesting employees of the Delhi government and promised them that he would take up their demands with the Lt Governor and the Union Home Minister.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Serbian PM's same-sex partner gives birth to baby boy
Belgrade, Feb 21 (IANS) The same-sex partner of Serbia's Prime Minister Ana Brnabic has given birth to a boy in what the Prime Minister's office called a "historic event" in a country that does not recognize gay marriage.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Kareena to front immunisation campaign, says women literacy vital
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who has been appointed ambassador for the Swasth Immunised India campaign, says educating the women will help in spreading awareness about the initiative of child vaccination in the most impactful way.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Bollywood
Jason Reitman reacts to 'Ghostbusters' backlash
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Jason Reitman, after facing criticism for not considering the 2016 film of the "Ghostbusters" franchise while helming the next instalment, has said he did not have any intentions to hurt anyone.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Congress using Imran Khan's language: Ravi Shankar Prasad
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday accused the Congress of weakening the morale of the nation and said that the language of the party bore a "striking resemblance" to that of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Army Chief flies in Tejas, LCH
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday flew in indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) at the Aero India 2019 air show here.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
'Dafli wale...' makes Jaya Prada feel nostalgic
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Jaya Prada got nostalgic while shooting for a dance show where a contestant performed on the hit song "Dafli wale dafli baja", which was picturised on her years ago. The veteran actress said the song wasn't even going to feature in the 1979 movie "Sargam".
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Plan to monetise BharatNet assets approved
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Digital Communications Commission (DCC), the inter-ministerial panel of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), has given in-principle nod for monetisation of fibre assets of BharatNet.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Mulayam questions logic behind SP-BSP seat sharing formula
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) On a day that the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced the seat allocation formula for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav said that the party he founded 27 years back had been given a raw deal.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
SP-BSP alliance announces seat division for LS polls
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Over a month after announcing an alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced the allocation of seats to each partner on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Pulwama fallout: SC to hear pleas seeking security for Kashmiri students
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Friday a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction to the Centre and the state governments to protect Kashmiri students, being targeted across the country in the wake of Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
Ex-Visva Bharati VC, registrar & teacher get 5-year jail for forgery
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Vice-Chancellor of Visva Bharati University Dilip Kumar Sinha and ex-Registrar Dilip Kumar Mukherjee were sentenced to five years' rigorous imprisonment in a case of conspiracy and forgery by a lower court in the Birbhum district on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
SC appoints Justice Jain as BCCI Ombudsman
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday appointed its former judge Justice D.K. Jain as BCCI's first Ombudsman for the resolution of disputes arising in the apex cricketing body in the course of administration of its affairs.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
Actor Ram Yashvardhan turns fitness guru for fans
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) "Ek Thi Rani Ek Tha Raavan" actor Ram Yashvardhan likes to share fitness tips with his fans online.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Pakistani journalist launches #AntiHateChallenge condemning Pulwama attack
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Amid the hate and tensions, an independent Pakistani journalist, Sehyr Mirza, has begun an #AntiHateChallenge on Facebook, condemning the Pulwama suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir which killed 40 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Technology,Terrorism
Romantic films have a special place in my heart: Anees Bazmee
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Director Anees Bazmee always wanted to make more romantic films, and is happy to return to the genre with his upcoming rom-com.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CBI registers PE to probe UPPSC 2010 examination
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a preliminary enquiry involving unknown officials of the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) for alleged irregularities and misconduct in the 2010 examination for the post of additional private secretary.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
1,018 infants died at Adani-run hospital in 5 years: Gujarat government
Gandhinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) In a shocking revelation, the Gujarat government has admitted some 1,018 infant deaths at the Adani Foundation-run GK General Hospital in Bhuj, Kutch district, over the past five years.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Business/Economy
EVMs wonder machines for Indian democracy, here to stay: Former CEC (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The electronic voting machines (EVMs) are the "wonder machines" of the Indian democracy and those who question it are peddling conspiracies to sow seeds of doubt and undermining democracy, said former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Omar, Mehbooba feel vindicated by India-Saudi statement
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti said on Thursday that the joint statement by India and Saudi Arabia on holding talks with Pakistan vindicated their stand.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Olympic quota doesn't confirm ticket to Tokyo: Shooter Ravi Kumar (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Ravi Kumar is hopeful of bagging an Olympic quota at the ISSF Shooting World Cup but feels it doesn't gurantee him a ticket to Tokyo as the quota belongs to a country.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IANS Life,Other Sports
Don't consider Pant as my competitor: Saha (IANS Interview)
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Back to playing competitive cricket after a long injury layoff, India's Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha says he does not consider stumper Rishabh Pant as a rival and is happy at the younster's success.
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,IANS Life,Sports
Australia's ex-Foreign Minister announces retirement
Canberra, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, the highest-ranking woman to serve in a two-term government, announced her decision to quit politics, here on Thursday. She will not contest May general election, Bishop added.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Shammi Silva elected SLC President
Colombo, Feb 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Thursday announced the election of Shammi Silva as its new president.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Modi unveils Gandhi bust, invokes his ideals to fight terror
Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the Yonsei University here and said we can find solutions to two biggest challenges facing humanity - terrorism and climate change - from Gandhi's life.
2019-02-21
Category: International, South Korea,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Sensex gains 142 points, Nifty 54
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Major indices Sensex and Nifty advanced for the second day on Thursday, after it broke the nine-session-long losing streak earlier in the week over easing US-China trade tension and government's recapitalisation of PSU banks.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
GDA to build 'gaushala' in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, Feb 21 (IANS) The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) is set to build a 'gaushala' spread over 18,000 square metres here.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Supreme Court exempts Saridon from banned FDC list: Piramal
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Pharma major Piramal Enterprises on Thursday said Saridon, its pain relief tablet, has been exempted from the list of banned fixed dose combinations (FDCs) by the Supreme Court.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pope: Concrete measures needed to curb child abuse at Church
Vatican City, Feb 21 (IANS) Pope Francis said here on Thursday the world was waiting not only for the Catholic Church to condemn child sexual abuse by members of clergy but also for "concrete measures" to eradicate it.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Manoj Yadava takes over as Haryana DGP
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) A 1988-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Manoj Yadava on Thursday took over as the Haryana Director General of Police (DGP).
2019-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Omar slams Modi, Congress for silence over attacks on Kashmiri students
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Congress for their silence over attacks on Kashmiri students in parts of the country.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
DoT for 10-year bond to fund BSNL, MTNL VRS, land leasing to trim debt
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Digital Communications Commission, an inter-ministerial panel of DoT, on Thursday discussed the revival proposals of two of its struggling PSUs - BSNL and MTNL - where the department proposed issue of 10-year bonds to fund their VRS plans and that their huge land assets be monetised through leasing to reduce their rising debts.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
SP-BSP alliance announces seat division for LS polls
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Over a month after announcing an alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced the allocation of seats to each partner on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Andhra CM Naidu deserves award for betrayal, says Amit Shah
Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 21 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday said that if an award is to be given in the country for betrayal in politics, it would definitely go to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
500 artisans to take part in exhibition marking Kasturba Gandhi's 75th death anniversary
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A five-day exhibition of crafts by 500 artisans from across the country will commemorate Kasturba Gandhis 75th death anniversary (which falls on Friday), along with Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary year.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Modi invites more South Korean investment in India
Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) Making a call to intensify the India-Korea economic relations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Thursday urged more Korean businesses to turn their attention towards India.
2019-02-21
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
EPFO Board recommends 8.65% interest rate for 2018-19
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) board has recommended an interest rate of 8.65 per cent for 2018-19, 10 basis points higher over the previous fiscal.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Omar slams Modi, Congress for silence over attacks on Kashmiri students
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Congress for their silence over the alleged attacks on Kashmiri students.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Cricket World Cup undergoes several changes in its 44-year history
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Since its inception in 1975, the ICC World Cup has witnessed several changes. While defending champions Australia are the most successful nation with five titles, India and West Indies have two each, and Pakistan and Sri Lanka one World Cup each.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
This California plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer's
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) A potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub may lead to treatment for Alzheimer's disease, say researchers.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Omar slams withdrawal of security for mainstream politicians
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday condemned the withdrawal of security cover to mainstream politicians in the state in the wake of the suicide bombing that killed 40 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Film producer Raj Kumar Barjatya dead, B-Town celebs mourn
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) After the news of producer Raj Kumar Barjatya's demise broke on social media, several Bollywood celebrities like Madhuri Dixit Nene and Sonam K. Ahuja mourned the death of the "kindest, sweetest and most generous soul".
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amit Shah slams Congress for 'politicising' Pulwama
Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 21 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday slammed the Congress "politicizing" the Pulawama terror attack and raising doubts about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to national security.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Hooch tragedy survivors suffer blindness
Dehradun, Feb 21 (IANS) Life will never be the same for Mange Ram (38) of Balupur village in Haridwar, a survivor of the hooch tragedy that claimed more than 100 lives in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Sunanda Pushkar death: Court to hear case against Tharoor on March 7
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Thursday adjourned to March 7 a case against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, accused of abetting suicide of Sunanda Pushkar, his wife.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Apple slips to 17th spot in '50 Most Innovative Companies' list: Report
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) In the wake of dwindling iPhone sales amid overall sluggish global smartphone growth, Apple fell from the first position in 2018 to the 17th spot in the annual "50 Most Innovative Companies list for 2019" by US-based business publication Fast Company.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Security forces allowed commercial air travel in J&K
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A week after 40 troopers were killed in a deadly terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama district, the government on Thursday allowed paramilitary forces deployed in Jammu and Kashmir to take commercial flights to join duty or while going on leave.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Sack Meghalaya Governor: CPI-M tells Kovind
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday asked President Ram Nath Kovind to sack Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy for "disgracing" his post and violating the "fundamentals of Constitution".
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
Javadekar, Himachal CM lay foundation stone of Central University
Dharamsala, Feb 21 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday jointly laid the foundation stone of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh at Dehra in Kangra district.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Raveena extends help for education of martyrs' children
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon says her Foundation will look into the education of martyrs' children.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Terrorism
Nifty PSU Bank Index outperforms after Rs 48,239 cr fund infusion
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) A day after the Finance Ministry announced capital infusion of Rs 48,239 crore in the 12 public sectors banks, PSU Bank Nifty index gained up to 1.6 per cent, outperforming the Nifty50 index.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Justice Jain appointed BCCI ombudsman
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday appointed its former judge Justice D.K. Jain as BCCI's ombudsman for the resolution of disputes arising in the apex cricketing body in the course of the administration of its affairs.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
Bolton to visit S. Korea ahead of Trump-Kim summit
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) US National Security Advisor John Bolton will travel to South Korea later this week for a round of consultations ahead of President Donald Trump's second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Father slams Kamala Harris over pot-smoking joke
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, has been slammed by her father for saying that she smoked marijuana in her younger years and supports it becoming legalized.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Budget Session of Delhi Assembly from Friday
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Budget Session of the Delhi Assembly will begin from Friday with an address by Lt Governor Anil Baijal.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Reliance Capital invites Nippon Life for its 42.88% stake in Reliance MF
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group's financial services flagship company Reliance Capital on Thursday said it has invited its partner Nippon Life Insurance Company to make an open offer for its 42.88 per cent stake in Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd (RNAM).
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Hugh Jackman becomes Guinness World Records holder
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Hugh Jackman has fulfilled his dream of becoming a Guinness World Records holder by being feted with the honour for having the Longest Career as a Live Action Marvel Superhero.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Neptune's tiny Moon may be result of comet collision: Scientists
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Neptune's recently discovered tiny Moon could be the result of a collision between its larger Moon and a comet billions of years ago, say a team of planetary scientists.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Robots to clean sewers, septic tanks in Delhi?
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) In an attempt to fully eradicate manual scavenging from the Indian capital, the Delhi government is working towards robotic solutions for cleaning sewers and septic tanks.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Technology
Maharashtra wishes 'all the best' to Rinku Rajguru for HSC exams
Solapur, Feb 21 (IANS) When National Award winning heroine Prerana alias 'Rinku M. Rajguru stepped out to write her first HSC exam paper, virtually the whole state wished her 'all the best" here on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Education,Bollywood
Hardik ruled out of Australia's tour of India
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the upcoming Twenty20 International and One-Day International series against Australia due to lower back stiffness, BCCI announced on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NDA's Sankalp Rally in Bihar on March 3
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah will address a NDA Sankalp Rally here in Bihar on March 3 that will be a show of strength for the alliance and a reply to the Congress' Jan Aakansha Rally, garnering the largest ever political gathering in Patna.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Sack Meghalaya Governor: CPI-M
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The CPI-M on Thursday asked President Ram Nath Kovind to sack Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy for calling for a boycott of Kashmir and Kashmiris following the suicide bombing that killed 40 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Valley Muslims announce goodwill gestures for Sikhs
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Reciprocating the support offered to Kashmiri students and others by Sikhs in Jammu and elsewhere in India after the suicide bombing in Kashmir, Kashmiri Muslims have announced a number of goodwill gestures for the Sikh community in the Kashmir Valley.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Kesoram expects to complete tyre business demerger by July
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) B.K. Birla Group's flagship Kesoram Industries is expecting that the proposed demerger of its tyre business will likely be completed by July, sources said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Seven killed in Agra-Lucknow Expressway accident
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Seven people were killed and two dozen injured in a road accident on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway on Thursday, police said.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cross-LoC trade resumes after suspension in J&K
Jammu, Feb 21 (IANS) Trade across the Line of Control (LoC) between the divided Kashmir resumed on Thursday after two days of suspension.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
World Sacred Spirit Festival begins on Friday
Jodhpur, Feb 21 (IANS) The spiritual fervour of Mira Bai's poetry, the timeless couplets of Kabir, the ecstasy of Amir Khusrau's music and the soaring rhythms of Kurdish Sufis from Iran -- the World Sacred Spirit Festival that begins here on Friday will have all this, along with performances by artistes from Sweden, Scotland, France, Spain and Algeria.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
US sanctions Indian man, parents for role in global drug smuggling ring
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) The US has imposed sanctions on an Indian national, based in the UAE, and his parents for their involvement in an alleged global smuggling network for heroin, opioids and other drugs.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Army chief flies in HAL's Tejas, hails fighter
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday flew in the home-grown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at the Aero India air show here and hailed the fighter.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
HAL admits to delays receivables from IAF, Army
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Claiming that its financial condition was stable and robust, state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) on Thursday admitted that receivables amounting to Rs 9,500 crore were delayed from customers including the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Army.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
I-T searches at 31 premises of 4 businessmen in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) Income Tax Department officials on Thursday searched 31 premises of four businessmen in Tamil Nadu for suspected tax evasion, said a senior official.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
NIIT Technologies, Microsoft partner to drive Cloud-led transformation
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) IT solutions firm NIIT Technologies Ltd. on Thursday announced a global collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate the comprehensive cloud needs of enterprises -- from infrastructure to business applications.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Opposition to discuss common agenda on Feb 26
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Opposition leaders will meet here on February 26 to deliberate on a common minimum programme (CMP) to be presented by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, a TDP leader said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
The law is against music composers: Rajesh Roshan
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Upset over the remixed version of his 1978 song "Mungda", Rajesh Roshan says the law is against composers, who have no legal control over their creations.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Strong growth for Huawei in Q4 even as global smartphone sales stall: Gartner
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Signalling a new smartphone vendor war in 2019, Chinese player Huawei sold over 60 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2018, achieving the strongest growth of 37.6 per cent among the top five global players, Gartner said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Graphite works on 'tremendous power of nature' to be exhibited in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The realisation of the tremendous power of nature, after viewing a dark storm entering a city from afar on a train, inspired artist-animator Anupama Chatterjee Hara to create extensive graphite works that take one to open landscapes.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Kesoram arm expects to cross Rs 400 cr revenue by FY20
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Betting big on food wrapping solutions with the launch of biodegradable cellulose transparent films, Cygnet Industries, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kesoram Industries, is expecting to cross Rs 400 crore revenue by the next fiscal (FY 2019-20).
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Bolivia asks to join South American bid to host 2030 FIFA World Cup
Montevideo, Feb 21 (IANS) Bolivia has formally expressed interest in joining a South American bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, which will mark the centenary of football's showpiece tournament.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Government okays air travel for security forces in Kashmir
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The government on Thursday approved air travel to paramilitary forces between Jammu and Srinagar in the wake of the suicide bombing that killed 40 CRPF troopers on the Srinagar-Jammu highway.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mixed response to Odisha bandh by farmers' body
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) A 12-hour bandh called by the Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) demanding price, prestige and pension for farmers in Odisha evoked a mixed response in several parts of the state on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
BRITs 2019 sparks fixing claims
London, Feb 21 (IANS) The BRITs 2019 has sparked 'fix' claims after an advertisement revealed the show's results hours before the ceremony.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sought lenders' approval to release Rs 260 cr to Ericsson: RCOM
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Reliance Communications (RCom) on Thursday said it has requested for an 'urgent approval' from the company's lenders to directly release around Rs 260 crore from its bank account to Ericsson.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Trump bars woman who joined IS from US return
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) President Donald Trump has said that an Alabama woman who left the US in November 2014 to join the Islamic State (IS) terror group will not be allowed to return despite her public plea to come back and stand trial in America.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism
Man City come from behind to beat Schalke 3-2
Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Feb 21 (IANS) Ten-man Manchester City scored twice in the last five minutes of regulation time to defeat Schalke 3-2 in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Modi unveils Gandhi's bust at South Korean university
Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in South Korea's premier Yonsei University and said the occasion assumes greater significance in light of Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary.
2019-02-21
Category: International, South Korea,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Chennai Photo Biennale begins Friday
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) Works by over 50 artists from 13 nations will be displayed at exhibitions in a variety of public spaces here as part of the second edition of Chennai Photo Biennale, starting Friday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Art/Culture/Books
Munar, Dellien, Bedene, Auger-Aliassime advance to quarters of Rio Open
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 21 (IANS) Spain's Jaume Munar, Bolivia's Hugo Dellien, Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene and Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime have advanced to the quarter-finals of the Rio Open tennis meet.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Tennis
After Pakistani prisoner's murder, four officials in trouble
Jaipur, Feb 21 (IANS) The Rajasthan government has suspended two jail officials and acted against two others after a Pakistani prisoner was murdered by Indian inmates in the Jaipur Central Jail, officials said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Don't plead for contracts, look at global market: Sitharaman to defence shipyards
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday cautioned Indian defence shipyards against constantly pleading with the government for equipment manufacturing contracts while urging them to look abroad for selling maritime battle ware.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Business/Economy
Poll panel to hold special camps on electoral rolls
Agartala, Feb 21 (IANS) To make the electoral lists more accurate, the Election Commission has asked all states and Union Territories to hold two-day special camps to rectify errors, if any, and to include the names of eligible voters, a top official said here on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Congress woos Vijayakant's DMDK
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) In a sudden turn of events, the Congress on Thursday wooed the A. Vijayakant-led DMDK to its electoral alliance for the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
IPL: Delhi Capitals announce Dhiraj Malhotra as new CEO
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals on Thursday announced their new leadership team with Dhiraj Malhotra being appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Srinath T.B. as Head of Operations.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
4G contributed 92% of mobile data traffic in India in 2018: Report
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Led by growing popularity of video streaming in local languages on various over-the-top (OTT) applications, India witnessed overall mobile data traffic growth by 109 per cent in 2018, with 4G contributing a massive 92 per cent, Nokia's annual Mobile Broadband India Traffic (MBiT) Index said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mineiro beat Defensor in Copa Libertadores stage 3 qualifier
Montevideo, Feb 21 (IANS) Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro beat Uruguay's Defensor Sporting 2-0 in the first leg of their Copa Libertadores third stage qualifying tie at the Luis Franzini Stadium here.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Kamal Haasan will give preference to youths to contest
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Thursday said his Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) party will release the names of Lok Sabha candidates in phases and that youths will get preference.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
OnePlus' 5G-enabled devices in Q2 2019
Helsinki, Feb 21 (IANS) Premium smartphone maker OnePlus on Thursday announced its 5G plans with Finnish telecommunications network carrier Elisa. It will launch a 5G-enabled device in the second quarter of 2019.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Finland,Business/Economy
Samsung unveils flagship Galaxy S10, S10+ smartphones
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) In a bid to take on Apple, Samsung on Thursday unveiled its flagship smartphones -- the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, a cheaper Galaxy S10e and the Galaxy S10 5G at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium here.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy
Rise in health spending pushing 100mn people to extreme poverty: WHO
Geneva, Feb 21 (IANS) Health spending, which accounts for 10 per cent of global gross domestic product (GDP), is pushing 100 million people into extreme poverty each year, says a report by the World Health Organization (WHO).
2019-02-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Moon could be a chemical factory for water: NASA
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) NASA scientists have simulated a chemical process through which ingredients for water could be made on surface of the Moon making it a chemical factory, an advance that could aid in the goal of sending humans to establish a permanent presence there.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
It's a possibility: Archana on replacing Navjot Singh Sidhu
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Archana Puran Singh is back on the seat, which was once occupied by Navjot Singh Sidhu, of "The Kapil Sharma Show". She says it's a possibility that she will replace the cricketer-turned-politician on the show.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I don't like defining people or be defined: Lisa Ray
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Lisa Ray, who plays a lesbian in web series "Four More Shots Please", says she doesn't like the idea of labelling or defining people, especially when it comes to one's choice of partner.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
iOS users can now follow their favourite places on Google Maps
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) Apple users will now be able to stay up to date on their favourite places right from the Google Maps app on iOS, the Internet giant has announced.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Delhi HC grants bail to Asees Chadha
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted bail to Asees Singh Chadha who allegedly killed a 51-year-old woman from Turkmenistan in a road accident.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
MTNL shares jump 19% on likely revival measures
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) State-owned telecom service provider MTNL stocks surged up to 19 per cent on Thursday on expectations that the Digital Communications Commission (DCC), previously Telecom Commission, will approve a revival plan for the cash-strapped company.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Slippers a must for Class 10 students taking Board exam in Bihar
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) More than 16 lakh students in Bihar took the Class 10 Board examination on Thursday wearing slippers - in line with a government order aimed at checking rampant cheating.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Google to train Indian journalists in fair election coverage
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) As India elections inch closer, Google on Thursday announced to train journalists in online verification and fact-checking, digital safety and security, YouTube for elections coverage and data visualization for elections.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Technology
HAL to make 16 Tejas for IAF operational fleet
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Buoyed by the final operational clearance (FOC) to its Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas by the military aviation regulator Cemilac, state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is ramping up production to deliver 16 of them for the Indian Air Force (IAF) operational fleet by this year-end, a top official said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
Congress seeks CBI probe into murder; names CPI-M MLA, ex-MLA
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 21 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday named a CPI-M legislator and a former CPI-M MLA as key links in the murder of two Youth Congress activists in Kerala's Kasargode district.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Hugh Jackman becomes Guinness World Records holder
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Hugh Jackman has fulfilled his dream of becoming a Guinness World Records holder by being feted with the honour for having the longest career.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pulwama: Congress questions government over intelligence breach
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday attacked the Modi government and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval over the suicide bombing in Kashmir that killed 40 CRPF troopers and questioned the intelligence breach that led to the attack.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Fawad Khan booked over 'polio refusal' for daughter
Lahore, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistani authorities have filed FIRs against six individuals, including actor Fawad Khan, for refusing anti-polio drops to be given to their children by vaccination teams here. The actor has denied the charge.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Jussie Smollett charged with filing false police report
Chicago, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with filing a false case.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Hollywood
Chris Hemsworth to play Hulk Hogan in biopic
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Chris Hemsworth is likely to star as wrestling legend Hulk Hogan in a biopic which is in early stages of development at Netflix.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
5 held for assault on Kashmiri trader
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Five persons have been arrested for assaulting a Kashmiri shawl trader in West Bengal's Nadia district, police said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata condoles Bangladesh fire tragedy
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed condolences for the victims of a massive fire that killed at least 70 people in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
As talks with government fail, farmers resume 200-km 'long march'
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) After an overnight halt at various locations, Maharashtra farmers resumed their 200-km 'Kisan Long March-2' from Nashik to Mumbai to protest against what they termed a "betrayal" of the peasantry by the BJP governments in the state and the Centre.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Microsoft releases new free 'Office' app on Windows 10
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) Replacing the currently existing "MyOffice" app on Windows 10, Microsoft is rolling out a new free pre-installed "Office" app for users without an Office 365 subscription requirement.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kim Kardashian sues fashion company
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has filed a lawsuit against an online retailer for using her name and image without permission to advertise their own designs.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Maoist torch vehicles in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Feb 21 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas set on fire three vehicles and a generator in Jharkhand's Bokaro district early on Thursday, police said.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Dhaka blaze: 4 kids among 70 dead (Third Lead)
Dhaka, Feb 21 (IANS) Seventy people, including four children and five women were confirmed dead on Thursday while 56 were reported injured in a massive blaze in the Bangladesh capital that engulfed several multi-storey buildings in the Chawkbazar area of the old city.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Film producer Raj Kumar Barjatya dead
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Raj Kumar Barjatya, producer of popular films like "Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!" and "Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United", is dead.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pulwama fallout: SC to hear pleas on Kashmiri students attacked
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Friday a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction to the Centre and the state governments to protect Kashmiri students, who are being targeted across the country in the wake of Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Day after meeting Islamabad envoy, Guterres for swift justice for Pulwama terrorists
United Nations, Feb 21 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for bringing the perpetrators of the terrorist attack that killed 40 Indian security personnel in Kashmir swiftly to justice a day after meeting Pakistan's Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Fresh snowfall, heavy rain forecast in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Fresh snowfall and heavy rain occurred in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on Thursday as the Met forecast inclement weather during the next 24 hours.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Manali, Kalpa see more snowfall
Shimla, Feb 21 (IANS) More snowfall in the tourist resorts of Manali, Kalpa and higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh in the past 24 hours kept the temperatures below freezing point, a weatherman said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Modi in Seoul: To accept peace award, unveil Gandhi bust
Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the South Korean capital on Thursday for a two-day state visit where he will unveil a Mahatma Gandhi bust, besides accepting the Seoul Peace Prize and having business and political engagements.
2019-02-21
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Politics
Twitter testing redesigned conversations layout with more iOS users
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) The Micro-blogging site Twitter is launching a test of its redesigned conversations layout with a wider set of iOS users and is accepting survey-based applications from people who are willing to try the new interface out.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Northeast not homogenous but diverse grouping of communities'
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Some years ago, I was startled at a seminar titled "Seeking our collective peace: The northeast India diaspora looks into solutions for peace and development in the region". Startled because to me, "diaspora" denoted a group of people voluntarily living outside their homeland.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Atletico beat Juventus in Champions League clash
Madrid, Feb 21 (IANS) Atletico Madrid bounced back from its inconsistent recent performances to beat Serie A powerhouse Juventus 2-0 in round-of-16 action in the Champions League here.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
DMK seeks suggestions, ideas for poll manifesto
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the opposition party in Tamil Nadu, DMK has invited suggestions from citizens in preparing its manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Tripura Assembly Budget Session begins on Friday
Agartala, Feb 21 (IANS) With the customary speech of the Governor, the week-long Budget Session of the Tripura Assembly will begin from Friday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ratan Lal Nath said here on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Nationalism has nothing to do with a person or party: Pallavi Joshi
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Pallavi Joshi, who hosts television show "Bharat Ki Baat", which showcases a positive narrative of Indians, says people tend to associate nationalism with one individual or a political party, and that is a wrong interpretation of the ideology.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
TN must demand release of 7 convicts in Rajiv Gandhi case: Stalin
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) DMK chief M.K. Stalin on Thursday said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami must meet Governor Banwarilal Purohit and urge him to allow release of seven persons convicted for former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
Himachal avalanche: 5 soldiers still missing, rescue operations on
Shimla, Feb 21 (IANS) Rescuers on Thursday resumed a search operation despite inclement weather near the Tibet border with Himachal Pradesh where a snow avalanche killed a soldier while five more have gone missing.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Facebook improves location settings, adds new privacy control on Android
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) Facebook is adding a new privacy control feature to its Android app that will allow users to block the app from collecting and saving their background location information.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Atul Srivastava, Alka Kaushal get together for 'Mannphodganj'
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actors Atul Srivastava and Alka Kaushal have been roped in for comedy drama series "Mannphodganj".
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rain, hailstorm likely in UP
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) The Met office has predicted rains, thundershowers and even hailstorm in the next 24 hours till Friday in western Uttar Pradesh.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Facebook interested in Blockchain-based authentication: Zuckerberg
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) You may soon login to Facebook with Blockchain-based authentication, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has indicated.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Boman Irani to play Ratan Tata in 'PM Narendra Modi'
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Boman Irani will be essaying role of business tycoon Ratan Tata in upcoming film "PM Narendra Modi".
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Cold, sunny morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) It was a cold and sunny Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 13.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
70 dead in massive Dhaka fire
Dhaka, Feb 21 (IANS) Seventy people have lost their lives and 56 are injured in a massive fire in Bangladesh that has engulfed several multi-storey buildings in the Chawkbazar area of Old Dhaka.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Key Indian equity market indices open in green
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Fresh snowfall, landslides shut Jammu-Srinagar highway
Jammu, Feb 21 (IANS) Fresh snowfall in the Bannihal sector and multiple landslides in the Ramsoo-Ramban sector blocked the Jammu-Srinagar highway, prompting halt of all traffic on Thursday on the strategic route.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
18 separatists, 155 J&K politicians lose security cover
Jammu, Feb 21 (IANS) Security cover of 18 separatist leaders and 155 Jammu and Kashmir politicians has been withdrawn in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack on February 14 in which over 40 CRPF troopers were killed.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
Committed to 'free, open Indo-Pacific region', democracy: Maldives
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid has reiterated his nation's commitment to a "free and open" Indo-Pacific region and to democracy.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Fire kills 69 in Bangladesh capital
Dhaka, Feb 21 (IANS) Death toll from the building fire in an old part of Bangladesh capital Dhaka has risen to 69 with scores others injured, fire service officials said on Thursday.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Hormonal changes are ruining my life: Dakota Johnson
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Dakota Johnson feels that her menstrual cycle is ruining her life.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Guaido, US military leader push Venezuelan army to allow aid
Caracas, Feb 21 (IANS) Venezuela's self-proclaimed acting president, Juan Guaido, was joined on Wednesday by the head of the US military's Southern Command in calling on the Venezuelan armed forces to allow the entry of humanitarian aid.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Venezuela,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rocky Star treats every show as his first
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Designer Rocky Star, who showcased his collection at London Fashion Week earlier this month, says he believes in treating each show with the same enthusiasm as his first.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Jasmine has stronger role in 'Aladin' remake: Producer
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Producer Dan Lin, who is backing the reboot of the animated 1992 classic "Aladdin", says the film will have a "much stronger journey" for Princess Jasmine.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fire kills at least 45 in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Feb 21 (IANS) At least 45 people have been killed and scores injured in a fire that ripped through a building in Bangladesh' Dhaka on Wednesday night, said local media the Daily Star.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Alabama woman who joined IS should not return to US: Trump
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he directed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to allow Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left in November 2014 to join IS, to return to the US -- despite her recent public plea to come back and stand trial in America.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Iraqi PM, Saudi king discuss boosting ties over phone
Baghdad, Feb 21 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday held a phone call with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud over means to promote bilateral ties and cooperation in various fields, Abdul Mahdi's office said.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Iraq,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Venezuela's Guaido calls for demonstrations at military bases
Caracas, Feb 21 (IANS) Self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido on Wednesday said his supporters will mount peaceful demonstrations at military bases across Venezuela to demand that the armed forces allow the entry of aid stockpiled in neighbouring countries.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Venezuela,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Netanyahu postpones meeting with Putin: Official
Jerusalem, Feb 21 (IANS) A planned meeting between Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin has been postponed, an official in Jerusalem said on Wednesday.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics,Science/Tech
Pompeo bans entry to Alabama-born woman who joined IS
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday announced that Hoda Muthana, an Alabama native who joined the Islamic State (IS) in 2014, is not a US citizen and will not be allowed to enter the US.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Five suicide bomber killed in Iraq
Baghdad, Feb 21 (IANS) Iraqi security forces on Wednesday killed five suicide bomber from the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, the Iraqi military said.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Iraq,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Cohen granted two-month delay to report to jail
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, on Wednesday was granted a two-month delay to surrender himself to federal prison.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Samsung launches flagship Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e smartphones
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) Samsung on Thursday unveiled its flagship smartphones -- the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, a cheaper Galaxy S10e and the Galaxy S10 5G at its Unpacked event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium here after weeks of detailed leaks and rumours.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Trump, Abe hold phone talks over upcoming US-N. Korea summit
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) President Donald Trump on Wednesday had a phone conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about the upcoming summit between the US and the North Korea, the White House said.
2019-02-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Telangana man shot dead in US
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) A man from Telangana was shot dead by unidentified persons in Florida State of the US.
2019-02-21
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cabinet approves 10% quota provision for J&K
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Union cabinet has given its nod to 10 per cent quota for poor among the general categories in Jammu and Kashmir and also approved the provision for SC/ST reservation in promotion in government jobs in the state.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Modi leaves for South Korea
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Seoul on Wednesday on a two-day visit to South Korea during which he will be conferred upon the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Religion,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Rouhani calls US sanctions terrorism
Tehran, Feb 21 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said that the sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic by the US constitute an act of terrorism.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Turkey,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Bengal government to probe heckling of JU VC at students' protest
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Wednesday said it would probe the heckling of Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das by a section of students, following which the top official has been hospitalised in a state of shock.
2019-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Amended anti-graft law to help innocent bribe-givers, Centre tells SC
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday defended its amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act mandating its prior nod before proceeding against a public servant, asserting that it was intended to "insulate the innocent bribe-givers from harassment".
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India, Saudi Arabia condemn Pulwama, call for sanctioning of terrorists, organisations by UN (Intro-Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday condemned "in strongest terms" the terror attack on Indian security forces in Pulwama, called upon countries to bring perpetrators of such acts to justice and underlined the importance of comprehensive sanctioning of terrorists and their organisations by the United Nations.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Karnataka Congress legislator held in assault case
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Congress legislator J.N. Ganesh has been arrested for allegedly assaulting fellow party MLA Anand Singh last month, Karnataka Home Minister M.B. Patil said on Wednesday.
2019-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
LCA Tejas gets clearance for induction into IAF
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) India's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has received the final operational clearance (FOC) from military aviation regulator Cemilac for induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF) as a weaponised fighter jet, said an official here on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
17 IAS, 15 IPS officials transferred in UP
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) In a late night reshuffle, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday transferred 17 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and 15 Indian Police Service (IPS) officials.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Dr Reddy's re-launch generic version of Suboxone in US
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) With US Supreme Court ruling in its favour, Indian pharma major Dr. Reddy's Laboratories on Wednesday announced re-launch of generic version of Suboxone, a sublingual film for opioid addition treatment, in the US market.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Delhi-Raipur Vistara flight from March 31
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Full-service carrier Vistara on Wednesday announced addition of Raipur as its 23rd destination, effective March 31.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Blast in Kalindi Express toilet, no injuries
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) A tragedy was averted on Wednesday when a low intensity blast took place in the toilet of a general coach of the Kanpur-Bhiwani Kalindi Express near Kanpur, the police said. No passenger was injured.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Saudi Arabia condemn Pulwama, call for sanctioning of terrorists, organisations by UN (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday strongly condemned the terror attack on Indian forces in Pulwama, called upon countries to renounce use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy and underlined the importance of comprehensive sanctioning of terrorists and their organisations by the United Nations.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Saudi Aramco, RIL in talks for India projects
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Saudi Aramco, national petroleum and natural gas company of Saudi Arabia, said on Wednesday it was looking to expand footprint in India and was discussing partnerships with Indian companies, including Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL).
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Congress leader Suryaprakash Reddy to join TDP
Amaravati, Feb 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's ruling Telugu Desam Party is set to get a shot in the arm ahead of the elections as senior Congress leader and former Union minister Kotla Suryaprakash Reddy has decided to join it.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Transfer Jadhav's case to an ordinary court: India to ICJ
The Hague, Feb 20 (IANS) India on Wednesday urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to transfer the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, Indian national sentenced to death in an espionage case in Pakistan, from a military court to an ordinary court, if he is not to be released immediately.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Netherlands,Diplomacy,Politics
Bengal announces Rs 5 lakh for families of Pulwama victims from state
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Wednesday announced a Rs 5 lakh compensation each for the families of the two CRPF troopers hailing from the state who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack last week.
2019-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Terrorism
India-Pakistan World Cup tie on schedule: ICC
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Wednesday a decision on the group match between India and Pakistan at the ODI World Cup will be taken at its next meeting.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mohun Bagan write to AFC for Indian football road map
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Former I-League champions Mohun Bagan have written to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), requesting the game's continental governing body to pressurise the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to come up with a roadmap for Indian football.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Saudi Arabia orders release of 850 Indian prisoners
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Coinciding with the visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to India, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday ordered release of 850 Indian prisoners lodged in its jails.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Maharashtra Opposition vows to 'uproot' BJP-Sena
Nanded (Maharashtra), Feb 20 (IANS) Kicking off the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign, the UPA allies on Wednesday vowed to "uproot" the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv sent in the Centre and state.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Extra security for J&K students in Gurugram
Gurugram, Feb 20 (IANS) Authorities have become more cautious about safety of students from Jammu and Kashmir in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF troopers lost their lives, Gurugram Police Commissioner K.K. Rao said here on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Kashmir,Terrorism
Ex-Visva Bharati VC, registrar declared guilty in forgery case
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Vice-Chancellor Dilip Kumar Sinha, ex-registrar Dilip Kumar Mukherjee and a one-time woman professor of the Visva Bharati University, set up by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, were pronounced guilty in a case of conspiracy and forgery by a lower court in the Birbhum district on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Human Interest/Society
Pakistan seeks Indian response on prisoner's killing in Jaipur jail
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday sought a response from Indian authorities over the killing of a Pakistani convict in the Jaipur jail.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
DoT panel may decide on penalty on 3 telcos, MTNL's VRS on Feb 21
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Digital Communications Commission, an inter-ministerial panel of the Department of Telecom, will examine the TRAI recommendations of a penalty of Rs 3,000 crore on the allegation of breach of quality of service licensing condition against Airtel, Vodafone and Idea who had not merged then as well as a VRS scheme for struggling PSU, MTNL.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Technology
Corporation Bank, Allahabad Bank next in line for PCA exit
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Corporation Bank and Allahabad Bank, who have received the maximum recap funds in Wednesday's infusion, are the most likely candidates to get out of the PCA (prompt corrective action) in the next round.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Delhi receives light rain, similar weather likely tomorrow
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The national capital on Wednesday received light rains with the minimum temperature settling at 14.5 degree Celsius, three notches above the season's average. The city may witness similar weather on Thursday, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
IL&FS probe: ED files case, raids 6 places, seizes foreign cash worth Rs 6 lakh
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday seized foreign currency worth Rs 6 lakh after it carried out searches at six places in different cities in connection with a case of money laundering it registered against the former Chairman and directors of the IL&FS, which is facing debt obligations to the tune of about Rs 91,000 crore, officials said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Low intensity blast in Kanpur-Bhiwani Kalindi Express, no one hurt
Kanpur, Feb 20 (IANS) A tragedy was averted on Wednesday when a low intensity blast took place in a toilet of a general coach of the Kanpur-Bhiwani Kalindi Express near Kanpur, officials said. No passenger was injured.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
25 lakh farmers' loans would be waived by March 5: Kamal Nath
Bhopal, Feb 20 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath here on Wednesday said despite the states finances not being in good shape, his government would fulfil its promise of loan waiver for farmers.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Pakistani prisoner murdered in Jaipur jail
Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) A Pakistani prisoner in the Jaipur central jail was allegedly murdered by group of fellow prisoners on Wednesday after an argument over a TV programme, officials said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan sponsored Pulwama attack: Salve tells ICJ
The Hague, Feb 20 (IANS) India on Wednesday accused Pakistan in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of engaging in state-sponsored terrorism and cited the dastardly attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, by Pakistan-based and UN-proscribed group killing 40 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Netherlands,Diplomacy,Politics
We are fighting for united India, but BJP wants to divide country: Mamata
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the BJP is trying to "divide India" in the wake of Pulwama terror attack while she and other parties in the opposition alliance are fighting to keep the nation united.
2019-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
BJP coins 'Namumkin ab mumkin hai' slogan for 2019 polls
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) 'Namumkin ab mumkin hai' (Impossible is possible now) will be the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) major poll campaign tagline for the 2019 general elections. The BJP is seeking a second term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Harleen replaces Harmanpreet in women's ODI squad
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Wednesday that Harleen Deol will replace Harmanpreet Kaur in the Indian womens ODI squad.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rahul sacks AICC secretary attached to Priyanka
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A day after appointment as AICC secretary, attached to party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Kumar Ashish was sacked from the position by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, here on Wednesday. He has been replaced by Sachin Naik.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress seals poll pact with DMK in TN, Pondy; gets 10 LS seats
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) The Congress will contest nine seats in Tamil Nadu and the sole seat in Puducherry in the Lok Sabha elections in alliance with the DMK, DMK President M.K. Stalin announced here on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Asees Chadha denied bail, admitted to hospital
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Asees Singh Chadha, 19-year-old nephew of late Ponty Chadha of the Wave Group, who allegedly killed a 51-year-old woman from Turkmenistan in a traffic accident, here on Monday, failed to get bail on Wednesday from a city court.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Flight cancellations affect Jan air passenger growth
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic growth slowed in January as airlines cancelled flights due to reasons like weather related events.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Digvijaya's statement, Kamalnath's tweet rock MP Assembly
Bhopal, Feb 20 (IANS) Statements and counter-statements over twin issues of Mandsaur farmer deaths and alleged scam in plantation along Narmada banks rocked the Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Influencers manipulating social media in India, Indian IT Act silent (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) If the Cobrapost investigation which revealed that several Bollywood celebrities were willing to pass views of political parties as personal opinion for money shook your conscience, but there is not much that you could do to restrict them from doing so because the relevant Indian law is silent on this matter.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi popular but will be tough for BJP to replicate 2014 in UP: Survey
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi still remains popular with the masses but it would be difficult for the BJP to replicate its 2014 success in Uttar Pradesh, says a survey on the evolving political scenario in the state ahead of the upcoming elections.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Business/Economy
Modi may inaugurate PM Kisan scheme on Sunday
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate the direct income support scheme - PM KISAN - on Sunday by releasing the first instalment to the beneficiary farmers, an official said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
India, Saudi Arabia condemn Pulwama attack, call for sanctioning of terrorists, organisations by UN
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday strongly condemned the terror attack on Indian forces in Pulwama, called upon countries to renounce use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy and underlined the importance of comprehensive sanctioning of terrorists and their organisations by the United Nations.
2019-02-20
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
LCA Tejas gets clearance for induction into IAF
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) India's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has received final operational clearance from military aviation regulator Cemilac for induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF) as a weaponised fighter jet, said an official here on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
Earlier, filmmakers had limited vision about me: Arjun Rampal
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) National award-winning actor-producer Arjun Rampal, who will soon to be seen in the upcoming web series titled "The Final Call", says since he was a supermodel before entering Bollywood, initially filmmakers cast him in characters keeping only his "good looks" in mind.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Radio City goes live on Aqua Line metro stations
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Waiting for trains won't be boring at the newly launched Aqua Line in Noida with Radio City beginning to broadcast its content live across stations on the line.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Jio adds 85 lakh subscribers in December; Airtel, Vodafone Idea lose users
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Reliance Jio continued to increase its subscriber base in December as other major telecom operators Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel lost users during the period, data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) showed on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Avalanche in HP kills one soldier, five missing
Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) A snow avalanche killed a soldier while five other soldiers went missing near the Tibet border in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district on Wednesday, officials said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Congress to contest nine seats in TN, one in Puducherry
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) The Congress will contest nine seats in Tamil Nadu and the sole seat in Puducherry in the Lok Sabha elections in alliance with the DMK, DMK President M.K. Stalin announced here on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
EX-Visva Bharati VC, registrar declared guilty in forgery case
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Vice-Chancellor Dilip Kumar Sinha, ex-registrar Dilip Kumar Mukherjee and an one-time woman professor of the Visva Bharati University, set up by Rabindranath Tagore, were pronounced guilty in a case of conspiracy and forgery by a lower court in the Birbhum district on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Rahul Jadhav successfully completes DeAddiction Ultra Run 2019
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) In a move to spread awareness about addiction and ways to combat it, Rahul Jadhav, a reformed addict from Mumbai, on Wednesday successfully completed an ultra-run from Gateway of India to India Gate covering a distance of 1475 kms.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Nasscom sees economic uncertainties ahead, stops forecasting
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Industry body Nasscom on Wednesday released the findings of a survey of 100 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of information technology companies showcasing "cautious optimism" due to global economic uncertainties like trade wars, Brexit and currency fluctuations.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Russia to deliver S-400 air defence system in July: Turkey
Ankara, Feb 20 (IANS) Russia will deliver the first batch of S-400 air defence system to Turkey in July and the missile systems will be activated in October, officials here said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
What Modi said in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) After the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama that left 40 CRPF troopers dead, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been repeatedly attacking Pakistan and giving signals that the neighbour may have to pay a heavy price for it.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hasty GST Council aimed to facilitate real estate: Sisodia
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday opposed what he called "rushing through" of important decisions in the GST Council meeting via video-conferencing, alleging the hasty meeting was aimed to facilitate the real estate and lottery lobbies.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP agreed to share CM's post for alliance: Shiv Sena minister
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) In a major revelation that virtually spills the beans on the highly-publicised electoral alliance between the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party, top Sena leader and Maharashtra minister Ramdas Kadam said on Wednesday that the pact was finalised "only after the BJP agreed to share the Chief Minister's post".
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Congress to approach Lok Sabha polls as polls in 29 states
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Congress will be approaching the coming Lok Sabha elections not as one election but as polls in 29 different states while also attacking the BJP-led government at the Centre on its promises, performance and failures.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Women, children used to ferry Pulwama explosive: Intelligence sources
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Women and children helped terrorists to ferry the deadly explosive RDX grade 5 (for military use) and ammonium nitrate from transit point Tral in Pulwama district in south Kashmir in carrying out a suicide attack on a CRPF convoy on February 14, intelligence sources told IANS.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Gujarat Assembly Speaker suspends Leader of Opposition over Sardar statue comment
Gandhinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Amidst acrimonious scenes in the Gujarat Assembly, the Speaker on Wednesday suspended Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani for a day for not apologising for his mention of scrap iron being used for the construction of the Statue of Unity (SoU).
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Najib's British aide charged with money laundering
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 20 (IANS) A British national who served as a public relations aide to former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged with money laundering in absentia here on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Malaysia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
NRAI open to host Pak shooters, NRAP gets cagey
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Hours after the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) put the ball in Pakistan's court, saying there is no hindrance from the Indian side on their participation, the National Rifle Association of Pakistan (NRAP) on Wednesday wrote to the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) to drop the Tokyo Olympic quota places on offer in the 25m rapid fire pistol event from the New Delhi World Cup, starting on Saturday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
BJP will regret fooling people of Delhi: AAP
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here on Wednesday questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) stand on full statehood for Delhi and said the BJP will regret fooling the people of Delhi and will not find any escape for its deception.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Governor lauds Haryana's "transparent, graft-free governance"
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya on Wednesday lavished fulsome praise on the Manohar Lal Khattar government in his budget address to the state Assembly, and said it had ushered in bold reforms and provided transparent governance during its four-and-a-half year tenure.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
SC to hold Ayodhya title suit hearing on Feb 26
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hold a hearing on February 26 on a batch of petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict trifurcating the disputed site in Ayodhya and giving one part each to the Nirmohi Akhara, Ram Lalla and the original Muslim litigant.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Indian, Pakistani troops trade heavy fire on LoC
Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
IL&FS probe: ED registers case, carries out raids at 6 places
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday carried out searches at six places in different cities in connection with a case of money laundering it registered against the former Chairman and directors of the IL&FS, officials said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
BAI announces 20-member squad for Dutch, German Junior 2019
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Wednesday announced 20-member junior India squad for the six-day Dutch Junior International, starting on February 27, and the four-day German Junior 2019 starting on March 7.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Avalanche in HP kills five ITBP troopers, one missing
Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) A snow avalanche killed five Indo-Tibetan Border Force (ITBP) troopers while one trooper was missing near the Tibet border in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district on Wednesday, officials said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Grand alliance in Bihar to finalise seat sharing by Feb 25
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) With barely three months to go for the Lok Sabha elections, the "Mahagatbandhan" (grand alliance) in Bihar is all set to finalise the seat sharing formula in the state by February 25, party leaders said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vodafone Idea to complete network integration by June 2020
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The network integration process of Vodafone Idea is on track and expected to complete by June 2020, said the company's Chief Technology Officer Vishant Vora on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Egypt executes 9 for A-G killing
Cairo, Feb 20 (IANS) Egyptian authorities on Wednesday executed nine prisoners for their involvement in the killing of an Attorney-General four years ago, officials said.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Egypt,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
India to emerge a key player in global defence arena: Sitharaman
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) India is set to emerge as a key player in the global defence arena, said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
States, Centre should work together as Team India: Venkaiah Naidu
Tirupati, Feb 20 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that state governments and the Centre should work together to develop the country, keeping aside politics.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Top China military commander gets life term for corruption
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) A military court on Wednesday sentenced Fang Fenghui, former Chief of Staff of China's Central Military Commission Joint Staff Department, to life imprisonment on charges of corruption.
2019-02-20
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Politics
Influencers manipulating social media, Indian IT Act silent (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) If the Cobrapost investigation which exposed that several Bollywood celebrities were willing to pass views of political parties as personal opinion for money shook your conscience, there is not much you can do to restrict them from doing so because the relevant Indian law is silent on this matter.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
NDA asks HAM's Manjhi to return
Patna, Feb 20 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar on Wednesday asked Jitan Ram Manjhi, a former ally and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) president, to rejoin it ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Avalanche kills ITBP trooper, five missing in HP
Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) A snow avalanche killed an Indo-Tibetan Border Force (ITBP) trooper while five others were missing near the international border in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district on Wednesday, officials said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Wahhabism in Kashmir: Tale of oil money from Saudi Arabia, Gulf
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Ever since the ongoing armed violence started in the Kashmir Valley, Indian intelligence agencies have been worried about the growing influence of the strait-laced interpretation of Islam propagated through 'Wahhabism'.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
LCA Tejas gets FOC for induction into IAF
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) India's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas got the final operational clearance (FOC) from military aviation regulator Cemilac for induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF) as a weaponised fighter jet in its operational fleet, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Asees Chadha denied bail, moves sessions court
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Asees Singh Chadha, a 19-year-old nephew of the late Ponty Chadha of the Wave Group, who allegedly killed a 51-year-old woman from Turkmenistan here on Monday, failed to get bail on Wednesday from a city court which rejected his application.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Sri Lanka's first satellite set for April launch
Colombo, Feb 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka will launch its first satellite into space in April, marking its entry into the space age, said an official here on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Science/Tech
Pulwama exposes rising e-jehad in Valley
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Pulwama attack has brought the focus on the rapidly spreading radicalization through internet in the Valley which is inspiring the youth to adopt global terrorist practices such as suicide bombing.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
Kochi footwear warehouse fire doused
Kochi, Feb 20 (IANS) It took 20 fire tenders over five hours to douse a fire that engulfed a showroom-cum-warehouse of a premier footwear company, here on Wednesday. There were no casualties.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Kerala CPI-M leader sent to police custody in murder case
Kasargode (Kerala), Feb 20 (IANS) A Kerala court on Wednesday sent CPI-M leader A. Peethamabaran, accused in the murder of two Youth Congress workers in the Kasargode district on Sunday, to 7-day police custody.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
No scandal in Rafale deal: Dassault CEO
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Dassault Aviation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Trappier on Wednesday said that there was "no scandal" in the 36 Rafale fighter aircraft deal between India and France and added that if India needed more jets, his firm would be happy to deliver them.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Common heartburn drug linked to kidney disease risk
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Intake of widely prescribed drugs to neutralise stomach acid by people with heartburn or stomach ulcers could be associated with increased risk of kidney disease, warns a study of over 40,000 patients.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
HC declines to declare Gumti of Shaikh Alia as monument of national importance
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking to declare the Gumti of Shaikh Ali as a monument of national importance observing that it has lost its originality.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Rights activists rally attacked in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Members of a Kolkata-based civil rights body were allegedly attacked and manhandled by some people while they were holding an "anti-war rally" here on Wednesday, the organisation said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Japan court orders compensation for Fukushima nuclear crisis evacuees
Tokyo, Feb 20 (IANS) A court in Japan on Wednesday ordered the government and the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to pay damages to those affected by the disaster in 2011.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Japan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Putin warns US over deploying missiles in European nations
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he would deploy missiles capable of striking the US if Washington decides to station missiles in European nations within striking distance of Russia.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
How much do Sunburn promoters owe Goa exchequer, asks HC
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Goa Chief Secretary seeking to know the due amount owed to the state government by Percept Limit, an event management agency which hosts 'Sunburn', a popular electronic dance festival.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
Pakistan bus made to drive over flag in Punjab
Amritsar, Feb 20 (IANS) In a unique protest on Wednesday, a Pakistani bus was made to drive over the country's flag on a highway near Amritsar to show anger against the army and its government for supporting terrorist activities in India.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diplomacy
PISA will help India move to competency-based learning: top OECD official (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The rote-based learning dominant in Indian schools has to be replaced with a competency-based one and PISA will help India do just that, says the top OECD official who signed an agreement with the Indian government last month allowing its students' entry into the Programme for International Student Assessment or PISA in 2021.
2019-02-20
Category: International, India,National,Education,Politics
3 lawmakers quit Conservative Party to join breakaway group
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Three lawmakers from the UK's ruling Conservative Party have resigned to join an independent group founded by former Labour MPs, according to a statement made public on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
SC seeks Centre's response on using NCEEF Fund for providing seeder machines to farmers
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to respond to the plea that a part of Rs 75,000 crore available with it under the National Clean Energy and Environment Fund (NCEEF) be utilised for the purchase of Turbo Happy Seeder machines for farmers for cutting standing paddy stubble as an alternate to stubble burning.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Domestic air passenger traffic up 9% in January
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic increased 9.10 per cent on a year-on-year basis in January 2019, official data showed on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PSL gets new production & event partners
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Left in the lurch after IMG-Reliance pulled out as producers and logistics support providers, Blitz and Trans Group have stepped in and have extended a lifeline to the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
IPL: Powerhouse CSK aim to continue domination
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) After facing a two-year ban due to betting activities of its top officials, star-studded Chennai Super Kings made a roaring comeback in the 10th edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) last year and will be aiming to maintain the same momentum in the 2019 edition of the cash rich tournament.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
World Bank team touring Himachal for developing waste management strategies
Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will collaborate with the World Bank and the Korea Green Growth Trust Fund for developing agro climatic zone-based municipal solid waste management strategies, a state government official said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Crores of Indians want Ayodhya verdict 'sooner than later': BJP
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) Crores of Indians believe the judiciary should appreciate their urgency for a quicker verdict on the Ayodhya dispute, Bharatiya Janata Party national Vice President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Tata Motors betting big on electric buses
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) After bagging 255 e-buses' orders from six state transport undertakings (STUs) under the first phase of incentive scheme for electric vehicles in public transport, Tata Motors is betting big on the segment, said an official here on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
GST Council on Sunday may consider relief for housing sector
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The GST Council, which met briefly through video-conference on Wednesday extended the deadline for filing of 3B returns by two days, will meet again on Sunday to take up issues related to the real estate sector.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
'Alliance with PMK gives AIADMK a booster dose for TN bypolls'
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) The electoral pact between Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK and the PMK is a booster dose to the former in the bypolls for 21 assembly constituencies expected to be held along with the Lok Sabha polls, say political analysts.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Government to infuse Rs 48,239 crore into 12 PSBs to help them avoid PCA
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The government has approved a Rs 48,239 crore recapitalisation plan for 12 public sector banks (PSBs), including the fraud-hit Punjab National Bank (PNB), to help them avoid and come out of the prompt corrective action (PCA) framework.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'Milan Talkies' will not release in Pakistan: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia says his forthcoming film "Milan Talkies" will not release in Pakistan.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Odisha govt disrespecting freedom fighters: Yogi
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said the Odisha government is disrespecting freedom fighters by not providing land for a Paika Rebellion memorial at Barunei proposed by the Central government.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Saudi Arabia sees global oil market rebalancing by April
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Both OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers hope that the global crude market will get balanced by coming April following the latest production cuts being implemented since last month, Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Congress, DMK to seal Lok Sabha poll pact
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) The DMK and the Congress on Wednesday said they have finalized an agreement to jointly contest the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
ABB chief meets Fadnavis to forge AI partnership
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) ABB Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Spiesshofer met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here on Wednesday to discuss how a partnership could be created to deploy Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digitalisation technologies for the state.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Sensex ends losing streak, ends 403 points higher
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) A slight ease in crude oil prices along with value buying and a strong rupee aided the benchmark Sensex to snap its longest consecutive sessions fall in the last eight years on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NIA takes over Pulwama terror attack probe, chief visits attack site
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a fresh case and begun its probe in the February 14 terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama in which 40 troopers were killed, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
President to visit Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh on Thursday and Friday, an official statement said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Zebi acquires Bengaluru-based Blockchain startup Element42
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Global Blockchain company Zebi on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Bengaluru-based start-up Element42 for an undisclosed sum.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
Taj Mahotsava fails to draw foreign tourists
Agra, Feb 20 (IANS) Has the annual Taj Mahotsava helped promote tourism in Agra? Tourism industry leaders and hoteliers say the ten-day cultural extravaganza has been reduced to a local "Mela-Tamasha."
2019-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Metal stocks to look up as corrective phase ends: Report
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Attractive valuations may lead a rally in metal stocks, showed a technical analysis report on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian women 28% less likely than men to own a mobile phone: GSMA
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Women in India are 28 per cent less likely than men to own a mobile phone and 56 per cent less likely than men to use mobile Internet, a new report by GSM Association (GSMA) said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Microsoft expands protection tool for European democratic institutions
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) To protect democratic institutions from hacking attacks ahead of the elections to the European Parliament in May, Microsoft on Wednesday announced the expansion of its AccountGuard programme to 12 more European markets, including France, Germany and Spain.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
India needs 2,300 civil aircraft by 2040: Prabhu
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) As India races to be the front-runner in the civil aviation sector, the country would need 2,300 new planes over the next 20 years, said Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
3-day fest on Gandhian philosophy to open on Friday
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Plays, readings, performances, cinema and discussions will mark the upcoming three-day festival themed on the life and ideology of Mahatma Gandhi. The event will open on Friday at the India International Centre (IIC) here.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
British-Bangladeshi IS bride stripped of UK citizenship
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Shamima Begum, a British teenager of Bangladeshi descent who ran away in 2015 to become an Islamic State (IS) jihadi bride, has been stripped of her UK citizenship, a move she called "unjust" and "hard to swallow".
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Terrorism
Tata Motors betting big on electric buses
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) After bagging 255 e-buses' orders from six state transport undertakings (STUs) under the first phase of incentive scheme for electric vehicles in public transport, Tata Motors is betting big on the segment, said an official here on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Boost HPV screening, vaccines to end cervical cancer from India by 2070
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) Human papillomavirus (HPV) screening and vaccination must be taken up on a war footing in countries like India to prevent 15 million cervical cancer deaths among women by 2050, a Lancet research said.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Adnan Sami to 'jam' with fans
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Popular singer Adnan Sami is going to engage with his fans through a digital activity, "Jam With Me", which will begin from Thursday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jharkhand speaker dismisses disqualification plea against six MLAs
Ranchi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Jharkhand Assembly speaker here on Wednesday dismissed the petition seeking disqualification of six legislators who had defected to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P).
2019-02-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Modi has special focus for development of Arunachal: Governor
Itanagar, Feb 20 (IANS) The Narendra Modi-led Central government has a special focus and consideration for the development of Arunanchal Pradesh, Governor Brig. B.D. Mishra (retd) said on Wednesday as the northeastern border state celebrated its 33rd statehood day.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
AAP MLA Jarwal convicted in 2013 rioting case
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A Delhi Court has convicted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Prakash Jarwal and two others in a 2013 rioting and unlawful assembly case.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Renowned Hindi author Namwar Singh dies at 92, nation mourns
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Marking the end of an era, Hindi literary stalwart, poet and critic Namwar Singh passed away on Tuesday night at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here following a month-long illness. He was 92.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books,Politics
India, Saudi Arabia agree on need to exert pressure on countries backing terror
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the Pulwama terror attack, India and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday said there was a need to exert "all possible pressure" on countries which extend any kind of support to terror activities as they agreed for biennial summit meetings and formation of the Strategic Partnership Council.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics,Terrorism
GST Council to meet on Sunday, consider housing relief
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The GST Council, which met briefly through video-conference on Wednesday, will next be meeting on Sunday to take up real estate issues.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Britain to extend drone no-fly zones around airports in March
London, Feb 20 (IANS) No-fly zones for drones near British airports will be expanded to 5 km (3.106 miles) from 1 km in March, officials said on Wednesday, to avoid disruptions like the recent grounding of flights at Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security
Airbus opens pilot training centre in Gurugram
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Global aerospace major Airbus on Wednesday opened its training centre for commercial pilots and maintenance engineers at Haryana's Gurugram in the National Capital Region (NCR).
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Ambrose impresses in dance video
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Former West Indies pacer Curtly Ambrose, one of the top fast bowlers in the world during his prime, is creating waves on the dance floor.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Two held for Rs 141-cr GST scam in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, Feb 20 (IANS) The Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence in Chhattisgarh has detected a fraud of Rs 141 crore, said officials. Two persons have also been arrested in this connection.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parties spreading hatred, indulging in shameless politics: Mamata
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Wednesday accused certain political parties and people holding constitutional positions in the country of rumour-mongering and spreading hatred in the society, and termed it "shameless politics".
2019-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
NIA takes over Pulwama terror attack probe
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case and is launching a fresh probe into the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama in which 40 troopers were killed on February 14.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh celebrate Statehood Day
Aizawl, Feb 20 (IANS) The northeastern states Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday observed their Statehood Day with numerous cultural events and sports meets.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Authentic is what I aspire to be: 'Andhadhun' actor
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Rashmi Agdekar says the biggest challenge in her career is not "really trying to fit" in. "I think the biggest challenge for me is not really trying to fit in. Authentic is what I aspire to be," Rashmi told IANS.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP leader wants case against KCR for no woman in cabinet
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) BJP leader G. Kishan Reddy on Wednesday demanded SHE Teams of Hyderabad Police to book Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao for not giving representation to women in his cabinet.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Less visibility reduced my fan base: Gautam Gulati
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Gautam Gulati developed a strong fan base and became popular with his stint in TV reality show "Bigg Boss 8" in 2014. But after that, he was not seen much on-screen apart from movies like "Azhar" and "Behen Hogi Teri".
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Vadra questioned for over 3 hours in money laundering case
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, was on Wednesday questioned for over three hours by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Business/Economy
RBI Governor to meet bank CEOs on Thursday on rate transmission
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das will meet PSU and private sector banks CEOs and MDs on Thursday to discuss rate transmission and persuade them to pass on the advantages after taking note of the non-passing of the benefits of lower interest rates to the consumers following a key policy rate cut by it recently.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Japan to provide Pakistan $10.6mn for fight against malnutrition
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) The Japanese government has announced a grant assistance of $10.6 million for Pakistan to fight malnutrition, improve livelihood and increase resilience to natural disasters in its provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Death penalty to culprit who raped 3-year-old girl
Ranchi, Feb 20 (IANS) A court on Wednesday awarded death sentence to a person who was found guilty of raping and killing a three-year-old girl in Jharkhand's Gumla district.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab seeks Britain's apology on Jallianwala Bagh massacre
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) As we approach the centenary year of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar, in which hundreds of innocent people were killed by the British forces, the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution to mount pressure on the Centre for seeking a formal apology from the British government "for one of the worst ever bloodbaths in the world".
2019-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Politics
No prepared Oscar speech for Richard E. Grant
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Richard E. Grant says he doesnt have an Oscar speech prepared.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
We are with you: Rahul, Priyanka tell CRPF trooper's family
Shamli (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi and General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday met the family of Amit Kumar who was among the 40 CRPF troopers killed by a suicide bomber in Kashmir and pledged to stand by the family.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Terrorism
Odisha needs double engine growth: UP CM
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday called for Odisha's support in the upcoming elections to ensure "double engine" growth with BJP governments in the Centre and the state.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
AAP stages walkout from Punjab Assembly
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) The opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs on Wednesday staged a walkout from the Punjab Assembly on the issue of there being a large number of proclaimed offenders in the state.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Restoring dialogue fitting tribute to Namwar Singh: Rahul
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday called the death of celebrated Hindi author Namwar Singh as end of an era and said restoring dialogue in the country will be the true tribute to him.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Politics
Narayani makes debut in supernatural thriller space
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Narayani Shastri has taken up her first supernatural thriller TV show.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
It's a personal choice: Saumya Tandon on #CashForTweet
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) "Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain" actress Saumya Tandon, one of the four celebrities who refused to tweet in support of a political party in exchange for money as part of a sting operation, says it is a "personal choice" if a person agrees to do it.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Triple talaq ordinance anti-minority: Akhilesh
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday slammed the Modi government for approving an ordinance for a third time to make triple talaq a law.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Services unaffected in Northeast due to BSNL employees' strike
Agartala, Feb 20 (IANS) BSNL authorities said on Wednesday that its services in the Northeast remained unaffected amid a three-day nationwide strike called by the employees of the telecom major.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy
Pakistan government spokesperson's personal Twitter account suspended
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Twitter has suspended the personal account of Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Technology
9 lakh classrooms to have digital blackboards by 2022: Javadekar
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Human Resource Development Ministry on Wednesday launched Operation Digital Blackboard, under which nine lakh classrooms in schools and colleges across the country will be equipped with digital facilities for teaching by 2022.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Airbnb wants to encourage home sharing
Melbourne, Feb 20 (IANS) Airbnb, a privately-held global company that operates hospitality facilities, has plans to encourage more people in India to know the benefits of home sharing and make them opt for the home-sharing platform.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Business/Economy
Exercise can help you counter effects of jet lag, shift-based work
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Finding it hard to cope with jet lag, shift-based work? Doing some excercise can shift the human body clock and help you adjust to the shifted schedules, suggests new research.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Meghalaya's UDP cuts ties with BJP-led NEDA
Shillong, Feb 20 (IANS) The United Democratic Party (UDP), Meghalaya's main regional political party, on Wednesday announced that it has snapped ties with the BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) over the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Woman intruder from Pakistan shot, injured by BSF in Punjab
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) A young woman intruder from Pakistan was shot at and injured by Border Security Force (BSF) troopers in the Dera Baba Nanak sector of Punjab's Gurdaspur district on Wednesday morning.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Aramco positive about Maharashtra refinery project: CEO
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's national oil company Aramco is positive about the $44 billion refinery it is setting up in Maharashtra and looks to further expand its footprint in India in partnership with the country's private sector.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Business/Economy
Will ensure positive app experience for users in India: TikTok
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Popular video-sharing platform TikTok, owned by Chinese tech company ByteDance, on Wednesday said the company was committed to maintaining a safe and positive in-app environment for its users in India.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Aero India takes off with dazzling flying display
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) The 12th edition of the biennial Aero India 2019 air show took off on Wednesday with a dazzling flying display of military and civilian aircraft at the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Yelahanka base here.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Myanmar woman with drugs held in Manipur
Imphal, Feb 20 (IANS) A 35-year-old tribal woman from Myanmar was detained at Moreh, Manipur's border town, along with 1.817 kg of high-quality brown sugar on Wednesday morning.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
8th MP quits UK's Labour Party over racism
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Joan Ryan has become the eighth Labour MP to resign and join a breakaway group, claiming the UK's main opposition party has become "infected with the scourge of anti-Jewish racism", the media reported on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
DMK, Congress seal pact for LS elections
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) The DMK and the Congress on Wednesday said they have finalized an agreement to jointly contest the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Record number of women take part in Attukal Pongala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) A record number of four million women are taking part in the famed Attukal Pongala festival here in Kerala on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Truecaller crosses 100 mn daily users mark in India
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Swedish caller identification app Truecaller on Wednesday announced that the platform has crossed the 100 million mark in terms of daily active users in India.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Priyanka, Rahul halt at UP 'dhaba'
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi and her brother and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday went to a roadside dhaba in Kairana in Uttar Pradesh while on their way to meet the family of a CRPF trooper killed by a suicide bomber in Kashmir.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
GST Council meeting deferred till Feb 24
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday adjourned the 33rd GST Council meeting midway to continue on Sunday considering the major disagreement on issues related to tax rates in real estate and lottery.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Trump urges India, Pakistan to 'get along'
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has urged India and Pakistan to "get along" in the wake of Jammu and Kashmir suicide bombing and said that his country will respond on the issue at an "appropriate time".
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Pulwama attack: Indian envoys to Pakistan, US meet Rajnath
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India's High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria and Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
On its maiden flight, India's SSLV will carry two defence satellites
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) The Indian space agency will fly two small defence satellites in July/August on its new rocket --now known as Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) - said a top official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
2019-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Science/Tech,Technology
India at inflection point in Artificial Intelligence adoption: Microsoft
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) There has been a spurt in the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) across industries in India and cloud infrastructure and rapid deployment of intelligent Cloud services will further drive AI adoption in the country, Microsoft India said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India, Saudi Arabia agree on need to exert pressure on countries backing terror
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday said that there was a need to exert "all possible pressure" on countries which extend any kind of support to terror activities.
2019-02-20
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Second time in 12 months, Maharashtra farmers launch 'long march'
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) For the second time in 12 months, over 50,000 farmers embarked on a nine-day-long 'Kisan Long March-2' from Nashik to Mumbai to protest against what they termed a "betrayal" of the peasantry by the BJP governments in the state and the Centre.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Vivo launches V15 Pro with pop-up selfie camera in India
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone brand Vivo on Wednesday launched its new flagship V15 Pro in India for Rs 28,990 that comes with a pop-up selfie camera.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Two Catholic church cardinals urge end of 'homosexual agenda'
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Two prominent Roman Catholic Church cardinals have called for an end to the "plague of the homosexual agenda", urging bishops to end their complicity and silence over cases of sexual abuse.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Religion
Citizen scientist finds ancient white dwarf star with puzzling rings
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) A citizen scientist working for NASA has found the oldest and coldest known white dwarf - an Earth-sized remnant of a Sun-like star that has died - ringed by dust and debris.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Ryan Adams' guitarist urges musician to get help
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Grammy-nominated musician Ryan Adams' guitarist Todd Wisenbaker has urged Adams to get help after the musician was accused of emotional abuse and sexual misconduct by several women.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump publicly attacked Russia probe over 1,100 times
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has publicly attacked the ongoing probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to The New York Times.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Yogita talks about challenges of playing young mother
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Yogita Bihani, 23, says it was challenging to play a mother in her debut TV show.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
I can't handle horror: Sayani Gupta
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Sayani Gupta is not a fan of the horror genre, and says it took a lot of convincing to get her to say 'yes' to supernatural thriller "Darkness Visible".
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Major fire engulfs footwear showroom in Kochi
Kochi, Feb 20 (IANS) A massive fire engulfed a showroom-cum-godown of a premier footwear company here in Kerala on Wednesday. No casualties have been reported.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Veteran coach Irfan Ansari banned from cricket for 10 years
Dubai, Feb 20 (IANS) United Arab Emirates-based veteran coach Irfan Ansari has been banned from all forms of cricket for 10 years after he was found guilty of breaching three counts of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Code, it was announced on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Jussie Smollet's role in 'Empire' slashed
Chicago, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Jussie Smollet's role in TV drama "Empire" has been slashed in the wake of the news that he staged his alleged homophobic attack.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India will provide power to citizens at affordable cost: President
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India is committed to provide power to all citizens at affordable cost as well as boost the national economy through an industrial revolution, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
Kaluuya, Stanfield might work on film on Black Panther Party leader
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Actors Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield are in negotiations to star in the historical drama "Jesus Was My Homeboy", about Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Congress questions Modi's move to personally receive Saudi Prince
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to personally receive Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who praised Pakistans "anti-terror" efforts and asked if it was Modis way of honouring the CRPF troopers killed by a suicide bomber in Kashmir.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Emma Thompson walks out of 'Luck'
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Emma Thompson has dropped out of new animated movie "Luck" because she didn't want to work with John Lasseter after his sexual harassment scandal.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Artist finds art in 'peeled-off walls', to exhibit in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) While art may refer to beautiful landscapes for most, contemporary artist Shahanshah Mittal enriches his art with visuals of dilapidated walls, peeled-off plaster, and placeholder text used in graphic design.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sugar production till mid-February up by 7.73%
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Sugar production in the country has increased by 7.73 per cent year-on-year to 21.93 million tonne till February 15 but overall output at the end of the season would be lower than the previous year, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Pressure on Kenya to win Africa Nations meet: coach
Nairobi, Feb 20 (IANS) Pressure is on Kenya to qualify for its first ever Africa Nations Championships, and head coach Sebastien Migne is relishing the prospect of hitting two birds with one stone.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
IL&FS probe: ED registers case, carries out raids at 6 places
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday carried out searches at six places in multiple cities in connection with a case of money laundering it registered against the former Chairman and directors of the IL&FS, officials said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Government must act against cow vigilantes: Human Rights Watch
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) The Indian government should prevent and prosecute mob violence by vigilante groups targeting minorities in the name of so-called cow protection, Human Rights Watch has said.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lockheed Martin pitches for India order with new fighter
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Eyeing an Indian order, US aerospace major Lockheed Martin on Wednesday showcased its F-21 multirole fighter that it says is configured for the IAF.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Ericsson to deploy 5G-ready LTE equipment for Vodafone Idea
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Ericsson on Wednesday said it would deploy 5G-ready LTE equipment for Vodafone Idea's network in eight circles across India.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Full self-driving Tesla car coming soon, says Musk
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) In yet another bold statement, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that the company's full self-driving feature will be completed by the end of this year.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Indian envoys to Pakistan, US meet Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India's High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria and India's Ambassador to the US, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, on Wednesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh here.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Lyon stymie Barça in 1st leg of Champions League tie
Lyon, Feb 20 (IANS) Favourites Barcelona were held 0-0 by Olympique Lyon in the first leg of their Champions League knockout stage tie.
2019-02-20
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Russian hackers can infiltrate your system in 19 minutes: Report
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Russian-backed hackers take less than 19 minutes to move within a network that they have compromised, enabling them to achieve their objectives way faster than other state-sponsored groups, according to a new report from US-based cubersecurity firm CrowdStrike.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Munn says Ratner called her before making public apology
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Olivia Munn, who accused director Brett Ratner of sexually harassing her, says he has apologised to her.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Melgar defeat Caracas 2-0 in third round of Copa Libertadores
Lima, Feb 20 (IANS) Peru's Melgar defeated Venezuela's Caracas 2-0 in the Copa Libertadores' first leg of round three match played here.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
YouTube revamps Strike rules, intensifies punitive action
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube has revamped its community guidelines and after almost a decade, updated its Strike rules.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Dancing for me is a small part of acting: Arshad Warsi
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Arshad Warsi, who has worked as a choreographer for stage shows and for the 1993 film "Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja", says dancing for him is a small part of acting. He primarily wants to be known as an actor who can dance.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lady Gaga ends her engagement to Christian Carino
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Singer-actress Lady Gaga has called off her engagement to fiance Christian Carino.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
White House plans to cancel federal funds for California rail line
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) The White House has said that it plans to cancel about $929 million in federal grant money for California's high-speed rail project and announced that it would seek a return of $2.5 billion in funds that were already allocated for the project.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Three of family killed in Delhi road accident
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) At least three members of a family were killed and an infant critically injured after a speeding dumper overturned on a car early on Wednesday here, a police officer said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Grant full statehood to Delhi: Kejriwal to Modi
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant full statehood status to Delhi.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nuts can keep diabetics' heart healthy
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Eating a handful of nuts daily, particularly tree nuts, may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among people with Type-2 diabetes, associated with an increased risk for high cholesterol, heart disease and stroke, say researchers, including one of Indian origin.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Residents face problem as water supply hit in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Residents in Chandigarh complained about water shortage as water supply in the union territory (UT) continue to be hit for the third day on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
HC asks Delhi government to consider Chautala plea for release
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi government to consider former Haryana Chief Minister O.P. Chautala's plea seeking his release from the Tihar Central Jail here under the special remission granted to males above 60 years.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Delhi-6' was a film with soul, poignant message: Abhishek Bachchan
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) As 'Delhi-6' clocked 10 years of its release in the Hindi film industry on Wednesday, actor Abhishek Bachchan said the film has a heart, soul and a poignant message.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Never use Armaan as my go-to singer: Amaal Mallik
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Singer-composer Amaal Mallik, who often collaborates with his brother Armaan Malik, says he has no room for brotherhood over music.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aero India takes off with dazzling flying display in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) The 12th edition of the biennial Aero India 2019 air show took off on Wednesday with a dazzling flying display of aircraft at the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Yelahanka base here.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Five killed as car, truck collide in Haryana
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) At least five people, including a woman and two children, were killed when a car collided with a speeding truck in Haryana's Jhajjar district on Wednesday morning, police said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kabir Sadanand toys with vertical format for web series
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Director Kabir Sadanand has shot the forthcoming second season of web series "Virgin Woman Diaries" both on vertical and landscape formats. He says vertical videos are the future.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
SC directs RCOM to pay Ericsson Rs 550 cr with interest
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Reliance Communications to pay Rs 453 crore to Ericsson India within four weeks failing which its chairman will have to undergo a three-month sentence.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Aero India: IAF honours slain Surya Kiran pilot with 'missing man' formation
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets flew in a "missing man" formation at the inauguration of the Aero India 2019 here on Wednesday as a mark of respect to Surya Kiran aerobatics team pilot Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi, who was killed in a mid-air collision a day ago while practicing for the air show.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
To dissolve the assembly or not, that is the question for the Goa BJP
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) The death of former Deputy Chief Minister and incumbent BJP MLA Francis D'Souza and the continuing ill-health of two BJP MLAs, including Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, queered the legislative arithmetic for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and rekindled the debate on the assembly's dissolution.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Weinstein issues 'strange' denial to Gwyneth Paltrow's story
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced Hollywood mogul arrested on rape charges last May, has responded to a story on actress Gwyneth Paltrow's "Shakespeare in Love" casting story.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Hollywood
Kelsey Grammer wants civility after backlash over Trump support
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Kelsey Grammer has urged critics to be reasonable when talking about his political beliefs after his vocal support for US President Donald Trump turned him into a target for ridicule on social media.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
After Samsung, Apple, Microsoft shows interest in foldable device
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) After Samsung and Apple, Microsoft seems to be inclined towards developing a foldable device, the media reported.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Renowned Hindi writer Namwar Singh mourned
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Leaders from across the political spectrum, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday condoled the demise of renowned Hindi author and critic Namwar Singh.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Politics
MRF workers strike continue in Chennai
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) The worker's strike at tyre major MRF Ltd's factory here demanding the removal of CCTV cameras and early settlement of wage revision, continued on Wednesday for the 13th consecutive day.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Winds of change in Delhi government schools
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Schools rum by Delhi government have had a makeover which few thought was possible.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Heads, hands and hearts: How 'Globotics' will change worklife (Book Review)
Book: The Globotics Upheaval-Globalization, Robotics and the Future of Work; Author: Richard Baldwin; Publisher: Orion/Hachette India; Pages: 292; Price: Rs 699
2019-02-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
RSS-affiliated school to come up in Amar Singh's UP property
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh's parental property in Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh will soon have a school run by an organisation affiliated to the Rashtrya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), the former Samajwadi leader said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Champions League: Liverpool hold Bayern in 1st leg
Liverpool, Feb 20 (IANS) Bayern Munich needed all their Champions League experience to achieve a goal-less draw against Liverpool here as both teams failed to score in the first leg of their last 16 match.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Curfew relaxation in Jammu extended
Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) In response to the overall improvement in the law and order situation in the Jammu district on Wednesday, authorities have decided to extend the curfew relaxation till 1 p.m., which was initially only till 11 a.m.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Favourites eliminated in first round of Rio Open
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 20 (IANS) Canadian tennis player Felix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the second round of the Rio de Janeiro Open after winning 6-2, 6-3 against second seed Fabio Fognini of Italy.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Tennis
Vadra appears for ED questioning in money laundering case
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Robert Vadra, who skipped the Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioning a day ago citing poor health on Wednesday deposed before the agency in connection with a money laundering case.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Business/Economy
Kovind, Modi, Rahul greet Arunachal, Mizoram on Statehood Day
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday greeted the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram on their Statehood Day.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google announces new web domain for developers
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Google has announced a brand new top level domain (TLD) dedicated to developers to allow them to build communities, learn newer technologies and showcase their projects with the new domain name.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
This is how Twitter Ads Transparency Centre will work in India
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) As India gears up for the coming general election, Twitter has announced to bring its Ads Transparency Centre to India on March 11 that allows everyone to view political ads with details like ad spend and targeting demographics.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Light rains lash parts of Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Parts of the city and the National Capital Region on Wednesday received light rains, with the weather office predicting thunderstorm with hail later in the day.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Saudi Crown Prince receives ceremonial welcome
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is on his first state visit to India, on Wednesday received a ceremonial welcome by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
UN human rights chief wants Pulwama attackers brought to justice
United Nations, Feb 20 (IANS) UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michele Bachelet has called for bringing those responsible for the Pulwama terrorist attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers, to justice.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Judge me, but don't judge my kids: Ajay Devgn
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Much like the children of other Bollywood celebrities, actor Ajay Devgn and Kajols 15-year-old daughter Nysa and 8-year-old son Yug, get a lot of media attention and are often targeted by social media trolls.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Guterres calls for calming tension; Islamabad envoy meets UN leaders
United Nations, Feb 20 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for de-escalating the tense situation in the subcontinent following the terrorist attack in Pulwama that killed 40 Indian security personnel.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
UN asks for escorts for military observers in Kashmir after Pakistan flag incident
United Nations, Feb 20 (IANS) The UN has asked the Indian government for additional escorts for its military observers in Kashmir after one of its vehicles was stopped by a group of protesters in Jammu, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Mild tremors in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Mild tremors were felt in the national capital region on Wednesday when an earthquake of magnitude 4.0 on the Richter scale struck in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat district, the Met said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
US lawmakers question Facebook on privacy of health groups
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) A day after Facebook was accused of exposing sensitive health data of its users in "closed" groups, US lawmakers have written a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking him to brief them about the latest privacy concerns.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US teenager sues The Washington Post for 'compensatory, punitive damages'
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) A US teenager who was seen in a controversial video where he taunted a Native American elder, has sued The Washington Post for "compensatory and punitive damages".
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Moderate rain, snow likely in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Moderate rain and snow is forecast for Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday as the minimum temperature here settled above the freezing point.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
British-Bangladeshi IS bride to lose UK citizenship
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Shamima Begum, a British teenager of Bangladeshi descent who ran awayin 2015 to become an Islamic State (IS) jihadi bride, will be stripped of her UK citizenship, her family lawyer said.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Markets open on positive note
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Curfew relaxed in Jammu district for 3 hours
Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) Curfew was relaxed in Jammu district for three hours on Wednesday, District Magistrate Ramesh Kumar said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Chinese 'Queen of Ivory' jailed in Tanzania for 15 years
Dodoma, Feb 20 (IANS) A Chinese woman, nicknamed the "Queen of Ivory" and thought to be one of Africa's most notorious traffickers, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in Tanzania, authorities told CNN.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Tanzania,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Rain, snow likely in Himachal
Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is likely to receive moderate to heavy rain and snowfall in the next two days, a weather official said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Burberry apologises for hoodie with noose
London, Feb 20 (IANS) British luxury fashion house, Burberry, has apologised for showcasing a hoodie that featured a noose around the neck during its show at the recently concluded London Fashion Week.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Curfew temporarily relaxed in Jammu
Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) Authorities have temporarily relaxed the ongoing curfew in Jammu for a few hours on Wednesday, police said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Renowned Hindi author Namwar Singh dead
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Renowned Hindi author and critic Namwar Singh, a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, has died here, his family members said on Wednesday. He was 92.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Landslides halt traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway
Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) Traffic was halted on Wednesday on the Jammu-Srinagar highway due to landslides.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
Trump orders Pentagon to draft space force legislation
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump signed a directive on Tuesday that directs the Pentagon to draft legislation on creating a US Space Force.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Science/Tech
UN urges India, Pakistan to defuse tensions
United Nations, Feb 20 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to exercise "maximum restraint" and offered to mediate in the face of rising tensions following the attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Kashmir
Venezuelan congress authorizes entry of humanitarian aid
Caracas, Feb 20 (IANS) Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly voted on Tuesday to authorise the entry of humanitarian aid from the US and other countries that President Nicolas Maduro's government refuses to accept.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Venezuela,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
White House moves forward with wall funding despite lawsuits
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) The White House is moving forward with plans to shift existing federal funds to pay for construction of a wall on the southern border, a senior administration official said.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Google to acquire cloud migration platform Alooma
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Google on Tuesday announced that it will acquire Silicon Valley data migration company Alooma to grow its cloud business service in its latest efforts to compete with its rivals Amazon and Microsoft.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Venezuelan military brass dismiss ultimatum from Trump
Caracas, Feb 20 (IANS) The Venezuelan military reaffirmed on Tuesday its loyalty to Nicolas Maduro in the face of US President Donald Trump's threat that the generals and admirals will "lose everything" if they do not switch their allegiance to self-proclaimed interim head of state Juan Guaido.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Venezuela,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Mexico urges US to do more to discourage drug use
Mexico City, Feb 20 (IANS) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday said he plans to ask the US to promote a campaign against drug use among young people, insisting that demand from Americans enriches the cartels in the Aztec nation.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rahul appoints secretaries to assist Priyanka, Scindia in UP
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) As part of efforts to ramp up the party organisation in Uttar Pradesh ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday appointed six AICC secretaries to assist party general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Jyotiraditya Scindia.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengali singer Pratik Choudhury passes away at 55
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Bengali singer Pratik Choudhury on Tuesday passed away at a City hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest, family members said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
India, Spain express support for rules-based free trade, multilateralism
Madrid, Feb 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Spanish counterpart Josep Borrell on Tuesday agreed, following a bilateral meeting in the Spanish capital, that both countries supported the promotion of multilateralism and a rules-based concept of free trade.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Spain,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Meghalaya Congress women chief demands recall of Governor Roy
Shillong, Feb 20 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Tuesday supported a call for boycott of "everything Kashmiri" following the terror attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF troopers on Thursday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Kashmir,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pakistan welcomes economic lifeline from Saudi
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan hopes to apply oil to its stuttering economy in the form of a $20 billion investment pledged by the Saudi crown prince during his visit to the south Asian nation, where he was received with pomp and ceremony.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Union Cabinet takes 23 decisions, CCEA five ahead of polls' announcement
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) With Election Commission expected to announce the schedule of Lok Sabha elections in the first week of March, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday took 23 decisions and the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved five proposals which will benefit various sections including Central government employees and farmers.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Italian Senate to vote within 60 days if Minister to face trial in migrant case
Rome, Feb 20 (IANS/AKI) After a committee of Italy's Senate on Tuesday blocked a request for hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini to stand trial over 177 migrants he left stranded off Sicily on a rescue ship for ten days last August, the full upper house of parliament will be called to vote on the issue within 60 days.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Cabinet nod to permanent body for welfare of denotified, nomadic tribes
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the constitution of a permanent welfare and development board for denotified, nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cabinet sanctions Rs 2,055 cr for Swadesh Darshan Scheme
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the continuation of the Swadesh Darshan Scheme during the extent of 14th Finance Commission - ending in 2020 -and beyond, sanctioning Rs 2,055 crore for 60 projects under the scheme to be completed by December 2019.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Italy hopes Brexit won't be 'brutal': Foreign Minister
Brussels, Feb 20 (IANS/AKI) Britain's planned exit from the European Union next month will hopefully not be "brutal" or "divisive" especially given the many Italians resident in the UK and Britons living in Italy, Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi said on Tuesday.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy
IRDAI issues draft guidelines for standard health product
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Insurance regulator IRDAI on Tuesday issued draft guidelines for standard health product by all insurers including general and health insurance businesses.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Vikram Solar commissions 200 MW solar project in Andhra Pradesh
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Solar solutions provider Vikram Solar on Tuesday announced it has commissioned a 200 megawatt (MW) solar power project for the Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Demographic changes in Assam, Bengal, J&K, Kerala aided rise of fundamentalist forces: Himanta
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) Indicating that the activities of fundamentalist forces are growing in Assam, state Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that major demographic changes in the state provided a fertile ground for the rise of these forces.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
US envoy tells Pakistan to end support to terror groups
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Condemning the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district that had left 40 CRPF troopers dead, US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster on Tuesday urged Pakistan to end support to terror groups operating on its soil.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Kashmiri businessmen in Goa beach village hold shutdown to protest Pulwama attack
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Nearly 250 Kashmiri businessmen, selling handicrafts, gemstones, carpets and other exotic articles in South Goa's Canacona, known for its beautiful beaches, shut down their stores on Tuesday to protest the Pulwama attack which killed 40 CRPF jawans.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Cabinet okays new rural livelihood scheme
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. on Tuesday approved the implementation of the National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP).
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
BJP government opts against ordinance on Citizenship bill
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Facing stiff opposition from its own allies in the northeast, the Modi government has opted against an ordinance on the Citizenship Amendment Bill even as it approved four other ordinances at a meeting of the Union Cabinet on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet approves new solar energy scheme for farmers
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved the launch of Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan with the objective of providing financial and water security to farmers.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Cabinet clears Phase-II of Ahemdabad Metro Rail Project
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved implementation of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves visa simplification agreement with South Africa
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the signing of agreement between India and South Africa on simplification of visa requirements for travel of citizens for purposes such as tourism and business.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Saudi Crown Prince arrives in India, Modi receives him
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday broke protocol to personally receive Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is on his first state visit to India, at the Palam airport here.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Cabinet clears fresh changes in companies law
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) To incentivize compliance with law and to extend greater Ease of Doing Business (EoDB), the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the promulgation of the Companies (Second Amendment) Ordinance 2019.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Will consider Congress offer to contest from Bhopal: Babulal Gaur
Bhopal, Feb 19 (IANS) Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and BJP leader Babulal Gaur on Tuesday said he is considering the Congress offer to contest the coming Lok Sabha polls on its ticket from Bhopal parliamentary constituency.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Cabinet nod to new company for commercial use of ISRO programmes
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday gave its approval for setting up a new company under the Department of Space, to commercially exploit the research and development work carried out by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Safran plans 36 million euros air engine part plant in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) French multinational Safran Aircraft Engines will set up a plant here with an investment of 36 million euros to make parts for the LEAP turbofan engine for CFM International.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Telangana cabinet expanded with induction of 10 ministers
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) After keeping everybody guessing for more than two months, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday expanded his cabinet by inducting 10 ministers but kept the key portfolios of finance and revenue with himself.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Stalin criticises PMK for alliance with AIADMK
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Tuesday criticised the PMK for signing an electoral alliance with Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Bikaner Collector's order against Pakistani nationals causes confusion
Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) The order issued by District Magistrate and Collector of Bikaner Kumarpal Gautam on Monday night, directing all Pakistan nationals to leave Bikaner within the next 48 hours, has triggered confusion in the district.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Cabinet clears reform to enhance domestic oil & gas exploration
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved a new policy framework on reforms in exploration and licensing (E&L) sector that aims to enhance domestic exploration and production of oil and gas by providing more attractive terms to investors.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
UK no longer preferred spot for Indian investment
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) THe UK is no longer a preferred market for Indian investment due to the uncertainty unleashed by the Brexit factor, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CCEA approves phase-II of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The government on Tuesday approved the Rs 11,814 crore phase-II of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Electronics policy targets $400 billion manufacturing revenue by 2025
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday passed the National Electronic Policy 2019 which targets $400 billion turnover by 2025 from domestic manufacturing, setting up cluster for the entire value chain and employing over 1 crore people directly or otherwise to achieve a growth rate of 32 per cent.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Cabinet clears ordinance to check unregulated deposit schemes
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the promulgation of the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance, 2019 to prevent chit fund scams and protect small investors.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Politics
Drug addiction helps anti-national forces: Modi
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged youth to stay away from drug addiction, saying that it not only adversely affected the mind and body but also helps anti-national forces.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Politics
Telangana CM calls for empowering states
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday called for empowering the states, saying the time has come for reinventing India by setting a development-centric national agenda and moving away from centralization.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Khadi and Gramodyog Vikas Yojana to continue till 2019-20: CCEA
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Tuesday approved the continuation of Khadi and Gramodyog Vikas Yojanas at a total cost of Rs 2,800 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Indian Coast Guard seizes 5 Sri Lankan fishing boats with 25 crewmen
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday said it had seized five Sri Lankan fishing boats which had a total of 25 crewmen.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Cabinet okays India-Morocco pact on academics
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Cabinet on Tuesday approved with retrospective effect an agreement between India and Morocco entered into to facilitate mutual recognition of academic qualifications.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Government relaxes captive coal policy norms to attract bidders
New delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In a bid to make the auction of coal mines attractive for power, cement and steel producers, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday allowed captive coal block allottee the flexibility to sell 25 per cent of the output in the open market on payment of additional premium.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Parrikar must go for revival of mining in Goa: Congress
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) If Goa is to find a lasting solution to the mining crisis, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has to go, state Congress president Girish Chodankar said here on Tuesday, blaming him for mismanagement of the mining sector, leading to ban.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Cabinet approves MoU between Korea and India
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved the proposal for signing an MoU between South Korea's National Police Agency and Ministry of Home Affairs on combating trans-national crime and for developing police cooperation.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Imran Khan's remarks on Pulwama attack shallow, diversionary: Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Tuesday Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khans demand for actionable intelligence on the Pulwama attack was a "diversionary" and "shallow" statement as the origin of crime was known and Indias security forces were confident of dealing with the situation.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UGC asks varsities to use recycled paper
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In a move towards inculcation of eco-friendly practices, the University Grants Commission (UGC) here on Tuesday asked the higher education institutions to promote use of recycled paper and not to make demand of certain kinds of papers in their tenders.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Angel tax exemption cap hiked, definition of startup widened
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In a two-pronged move to improve the fledgling startup eco-system, India on Tuesday raised the limit of angel tax exemption for startups, while revising the definition of such an enterprise.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
One member from every family should join armed forces: TMC MP
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Senior TMC leader and MP Abhishek Banerjee here on Tuesday called for a legislation to ensure that one member from every household joins the armed forces.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Boxer Nikhat wins gold at 70th Strandja International
Sofia, Feb 19 (IANS) Boxer Nikhat Zareen kicked off her 2019 season on a high note, winning the 51kg Gold at the 70th Strandja Memorial International tournament, here on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
Cabinet okays cadre review of group 'A' services in railways
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal for review of cadre of eight organised group 'A' services in railways, which was pending since 2012.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian armed forces ready for counter-attack: Sitharaman
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian armed forces are ready for counter-attack as their morale is high despite the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14, said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Cabinet okays revision in Mid Day Meal budget
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Tuesday approved a revision in the Mid-Day Meal Scheme, increasing the budget expenditure to Rs 12,054 Crore for 2019-20 from Rs 11,000 crore announced at the time of the budget.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Education,Politics
Cabinet approves Phase-2 of PM Awaas scheme
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the implementation of Phase-2 of the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G), under which the government has set a target of constructing 1.95 crore houses by 2022.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Apni Baat Rahul Ke Saath': Small business owners meet Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday held talks with small and micro business owners discussing the issues and problems faced by them and assured them of incorporating the issues in the party's manifesto.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Cabinet approves creation of secretary-level posts in fisheries department
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved one post of Secretary and another post of Joint Secretary in the newly created Department of Fisheries on a permanent basis.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ronaldo enjoying himself at Juventus, says Antic
Madrid, Feb 19 (IANS) Radomir Antic of Serbia, former coach of Spain's top teams Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona, said Cristiano Ronaldo was feeling relaxed after joining Juventus last summer.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pakistan demands safety for its High Commission staff in India
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday lodged "a strong protest" against the way protestors were allowed to reach the main gate of the Pakistan House in New Delhi and abusive calls were being made on the Pakistan High Commission helpline.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics
No Surya Kiran aerobatics at Bengaluru air show: IAF
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Aerobatics by the IAF's Surya Kiran aircraft would not be part of the flying display at the air show from Wednesday due to the death of a pilot following collision of two planes in the air while rehearsing near the Yelahanka airbase, a senior official said on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Punjab police bust gang of snatchers, arrest five
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Police in Ropar have claimed to bust an inter-state gang involved in over 60 cases of snatching and theft in various districts of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident