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Bengaluru blank Jamshedpur in ISL tie
Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 (IANS) Bengaluru FC extended their lead at the top of the points table with a 2-0 victory over Jamshedpur FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) clash here on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football,ISL
Vasundhara Raje condoles Sridevi's death
Jaipur, Feb 25 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia on Sunday expressed grief at the sudden demise of renowned actress Sridevi, saying the the country has lost one of the most talented female stars who mesmerised all with her acting skills.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Need more awareness on leprosy in country: Vice President
Wardha, Feb 25 (IANS) Presenting the International Gandhi Award 2017 to Dr M.D. Gupte and Dr Atul Shah, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday called for spreading more public awareness on leprosy in India.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Bangladeshi with 237 silver anklets held in Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) A Bangladeshi national was detained on Sunday by Border Security Force (BSF) personnel after several silver anklets were seized from his possession while he was crossing the border at an integrated check post (ICP).
2018-02-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Indian Navy's biennial multi-national military event Milan-2018 in March
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Indian military's Andaman and Nicobar Command is going to host biennial multinational naval event 'Milan-2018' at Port Blair from March 6 to March 13 with the underlying theme of "friendship across the seas", it was announced on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Melee at community event as MP CM's wife made its chief
Jaipur, Feb 25 (IANS) A meeting of the Kirad Mahasabha held in Kota on Sunday witnessed a melee for some time after Sadhna Singh, wife of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, was named its President.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Last two matches will be our final hurdle: Al Amna
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Fresh from their emphatic 7-1 rout of Chennai City FC in the I-League, East Bengal's Syrian midfielder Mahmoud Al Amna on Sunday said they are not getting carried away by the victory and the last two games will be their 'final hurdle' in the title push.
2018-02-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
BJP's 48 months rule must be compared to Congress' 48 years: Modi
Puducherry, Feb 25 (IANS) Coming down heavily on the Congress and its rule over India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the party's government have done "injustice" to the people.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Mary Kom, Seema lose in Strandja Memorial finals
Sofia (Bulgaria), Feb 25 (IANS) Indian stars Seema Poonia and M.C. Mary Kom faltered at the final hurdle and had to settle for silver in the 69th Strandja Memorial Boxing tournament here on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
FIR against Delhi AAP MLA for saying officers 'should be beaten up'
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Naresh Balyan has been booked for saying that officers obstructing public work "should be beaten up", police said on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul mocks at 'chowkidar' Modi over bank fraud
Mudhol (Karnataka), Feb 25 (IANS) Mocking at Narendra Modi for claiming to be a 'chowkidar' (watchman) than the Prime Minister of the country, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday wondered how the multi-crore Punjab National Bank fraud could happen under his NDA government.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
CBI files case against private sugar company, officials for bank fraud
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The CBI on Sunday registered a bank fraud cases against a Uttar Pradesh based private sugar company, its top officials along with unknown bank officials for allegedly causing loss of Rs 109 crore to Oriental Bank of Commerce, officials said.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spain's Verdasco-Marrero win Rio Open doubles title
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 25 (IANS) Spain's David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco defeated Austria's Alexander Peya and Croatia's Nikola Mektic 5-7, 7-5, 10-8 in the Rio Open doubles final here.
2018-02-25
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Tennis
Barçelona's Semedo out for 5 weeks with hamstring injury
Barcelona, Feb 25 (IANS) FC Barcelona's Portuguese defender Nelson Semedo is to be sidelined for around five weeks with a left hamstring injury, the Catalan football giants announced on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Villarreal back on track with 1-0 win over Getafe
Castellon (Spain), Feb 25 (IANS) After two defeats and a draw in the La Liga football championship, Villarreal on Sunday got back on track, defeating Getafe 1-0 here.
2018-02-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Police guard of senior separatist leader shot dead
Srinagar, Feb 25 (IANS) A policemen deployed to guard a senior separatist leader here was shot dead by militants here on Sunday, police said.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Goa blow away Pune to remain in contention for ISL semis
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) FC Goa kept themselves in the race for the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) semi-finals as they crushed FC Pune City 4-0 at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
USIBC advises Andhra to open office in US
Visakhapatnam, Feb 25 (IANS) US India Business Council (USIBC) Executive Vice President Myron Brilliant on Sunday advised Andhra Pradesh to open an office in the US to promote business and trade.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Rahul flags off green marathon, runs in north Karnataka
Vijayapura (Karnataka), Feb 25 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday flagged off a marathon to promote environment and ran with a few participants at the historic Gol Gumbaz monument in north Karnataka's Vijayapura district.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
J&K CM orders probe, cousin declines selection as khadi board official
Jammu, Feb 25 (IANS) Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday ordered a probe into the selection of her cousin Aroot Madni as an Executive Officer in the state KVIB while the latter declined the appointment in the wake of nepotism charges.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
'102 Not Out' song shoot cancelled due to Sridevi's demise
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Director Umesh Shukla says the shooting for the song titled "Baadduummbaaa" for his upcoming film "102 Not Out" was called off on Sunday due to the sudden demise of cine icon Sridevi.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Fitness post on social media may impact others too
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) When people post photos of their fitness pursuits on social media they may be influencing, for better or worse, the health of their pals too, a new study suggests.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sridevi dead, nation mourns (Roundup)
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Veteran actress Sridevi, 54, passed away in Dubai after cardiac arrest, engulfing the entire country in a pall of gloom. From Indian stars to Indian political personalities to Pakistani icons, her fans and admirers expressed shock and disbelief.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Renew Power to invest Rs 13,000 cr in Andhra for green energy
Visakhapatnam, Feb 25 (IANS) Green energy firm ReNew Power will invest Rs 13,000 crore over five years to develop renewable energy capacity in Andhra Pradesh as per an MoU signed with the state government on Sunday, a company statement said here.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Things to keep in mind while shopping for perfumes
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Picking perfumes can be hard. Be specific beforehand to save time while choosing fragrance notes, say experts.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP has entered kitchens to see what's cooking, says Congress leader
Guwahati, Feb 25 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of playing the politics of religion, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said the party had been entering the people's kitchen to see what meat they were eating.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Religion
Winter Olympics 2018 opened up 'new horizons': IOC
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 25 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Sunday said that the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games opened up "new horizons" by introducing new events and digital technology and hosting a record number of athletes.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Campaigning ends for Meghalaya polls
Shillong, Feb 25 (IANS) The high-decibel campaign for assembly elections in Meghalaya, where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seeking to unseat the ruling Congress, ended on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Sridevi's body to be brought back in Anil Ambani's aircraft
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) In a moving gesture, Indian industrial magnate Anil Ambani has sent an aircraft to Dubai to bring back Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor's body to India later on Sunday, sources said.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Winter Olympics: K-pop artists entertain athletes, spectators at closing ceremony
Pyeongchang (South Korea), Feb 25 (IANS) South Korean K-pop artists CL and EXO took the stage at the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics here on Sunday, paying compliments to athletes for their hard work and victories.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Andhra signs Mous worth Rs 1.75 lakh cr, RIL to invest Rs 55,000 cr
Visakhapatnam, Feb 25 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and its partners plan to invest Rs 55,000 crore in Andhra Pradesh as the southern state on Sunday received total investment commitments of Rs 1.75 lakh crore from various companies across sectors.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Putin congratulates ice hockey team for Olympic victory
PyeongChang, Feb 25 (IANS) Head Coach of Russias 'neutral ice hockey team Oleg Znarok said on Sunday that President Vladimir Putin has congratulated him after the teams victorious final at the PyeongChang Olympic Games.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
DRDO successfully test-flies Rustom-2 drone
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Sunday successfully carried out a test flight of indigenous drone Rustom-2 at its Aeronautical Test Range in Karnataka's Chitradurga district, an official statement said.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Defence/Security
People in Pakistan are going to miss Sridevi: Adnan Siddiqui
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui, who essayed the role of Sridevi's onscreen husband in "Mom", says people in Pakistan are going to miss her as much as the people in India.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistani stars saddened by Sridevi's death
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistani stars like Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Mahira Khan and Ali Zafar on Sunday condoled the sudden demise of veteran actress Sridevi, saying that she will live in their hearts and memories forever.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Army in India should remain non-political: Azad
Guwahati, Feb 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said that the Indian army has remained non-political since Independence and should continue to remain the same.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Have lost a family member: Fans mourn Sridevi's demise
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Some holding flowers, some weeping, some climbing trees to catch a glimpse of what's happening inside the house to police officers trying to keep a check on the frenzy -- there was an an eerie commotion outside the residence of actress Sridevi -- whose sudden demise shocked the nation.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Gopi, Monika triumph in New Delhi marathon
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) T. Gopi and Monika Athare won the men's and women's titles respectively at the New Delhi Marathon here on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Dialogue writers not given much recognition: 'Baahubali' writer
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Writer-lyricist Manoj Muntashir says dialogue writers in India have not been able to get as much recognition and limelight as the famous screenwriting duo of Salim-Javed.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood,Southern Cinema
Saddened by Sridevi's demise, says Tibetan leader
Dharamsala, Feb 25 (IANS) Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay on Sunday said he was saddened by the demise of Bollywood actress Sridevi in Dubai, saying that "like millions, he will miss her too".
2018-02-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
I-League: Minerva aim to reclaim top spot against Aizawl (Preview)
Panchkula (Haryana), Feb 25 (IANS) Contenders Minerva Punjab FC aim to go top of the table and brighten their chances of an improbable I-League triumph when they take on reigning champions Aizawl FC at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium here on Monday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Football
Winter Olympics: Russia grabs gold in ice hockey
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 25 (IANS) The closing day of the 2018 Winter Games here saw the team of neutral athletes from Russia edging the team from Germany 4-3 in the overtime of the Olympic ice hockey match for the gold medal on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Winter Olympic Games end with celebration of future
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 25 (IANS) The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games reached their grand finale on Sunday, with the closing ceremony highlighting the Olympic spirit of adventure while presenting a vision of the future and a message of peace.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Complex inhalers may prevent patients from taking medicine
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Patients suffering from respiratory disease with arthritis could struggle to manage their condition because their inhalers are too fiddly for them to use, a study has claimed.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Andhra studying feasibility of Hyperloop transportation facility
Visakhapatnam, Feb 25 (IANS) India's first Hyperloop transportation facility is likely to be introduced in Andhra Pradesh, connecting Vijayawada with upcoming state capital Amaravati.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Bhuvi jumps to 12th, Kohli drops to 6th in T20I rankings
Dubai, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar jumped 20 places to be 12th, while captain Virat Kohli dropped three places to be sixth in the Twenty20 International (T20I) bowling and batting rankings revealed on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
All-round Saurashtra enter Vijay Hazare final
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Saurashtra produced an all-round performance to defeat Andhra Pradesh by 59 runs and enter the Vijay Hazare final at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Policeman shot dead during raid on criminals in MP
Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh), Feb 25 (IANS) A policeman was shot dead during a raid by a police team in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh on the suspected hideout of criminals wanted in a robbery case, a police official said on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Siddaramaiah government 'irresponsible', 'insensitive': Amit Shah
Bidar, Feb 25 (IANS) Terming Karnataka's Siddaramaiah government "irresponsible and insensitive", BJP President Amit Shah said on Sunday that under the Congress, over 3,000 farmers across the state have committed suicide but the Chief Minister was busy in "politics of appeasement".
2018-02-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
RIL to invest Rs 55,000 cr in Andhra Pradesh
Visakhapatnam, Feb 25 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd plans to invest Rs 55,000 crore in Andhra Pradesh in energy and digital infrastructure sectors over next five years, officials said on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Shuttler Kashyap hopes Austrian Open triumph precursor of successful 2018
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap hopes the title win in the Austrian Open will lead to a good season as he aims to climb up the rankings.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Hansal Mehta to dedicate film to Sridevi
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Hansal Mehta was planning to approach Sridevi for his project. The filmmaker is saddened by the sudden demise of the veteran actress, and has now decided to dedicate the project to her.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Policeman dies in militant attack in Kashmir
Srinagar, Feb 25 (IANS) A policeman was killed in a militant attack on Sunday near Charar-e-Sharief shrine in Badgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Use Tinder at your own risk
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Apart from helping you to find a partner, dating app Tinder may also increase the chances of getting you caught if you are cheating on your partner, revealed a study.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Working with Sridevi turning point in my career: Manish Malhotra
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Ace designer Manish Malhotra is in shock over the sudden demise of Sridevi in Dubai, and says he will always cherish all the precious memories of an iconic superstar and a friend.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema,Lifestyle/Fashion
India hopes China upholds global financial watchdog's objectives
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India on Sunday congratulated China for being elected Vice President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental body to combat money laundering and terror financing among other financial crimes, expressing the hope that it will uphold its objectives.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
PNB scam: CII for hi-tech control systems, privatising PSBs
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) In the wake of an alleged Rs 11,300 crore fraud on state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB), the Indian industry on Sunday urged for better and hi-tech control systems to check financial frauds as also a gradual decrease in government holding in public sector banks (PSBs).
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Once a judoka, Pooja wants to win laurels in wrestling (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) She may be the hottest new sensation on the Indian wrestling circuit, but the sport was not the first love for Haryana girl Pooja Dhanda.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Stop wearing political loyalties on heads: Himachal CM
Shimla, Feb 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday asked people in the state, especially government functionaries, to stop wearing political loyalties on their heads, literally.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
World needs spiritual orientation even as it progresses technologically: Modi
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Stressing on India's unity in diversity tradition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the world as it progresses technologically, will still need spiritual orientation.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
In T20, the first six overs are the key: Raina
Cape Town, Feb 25 (IANS) Comeback man Suresh Raina feels that in T20s it is all about the first six overs and that is where every team has to cash in to win games.
2018-02-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Andhra to deploy IoT technologies for electricity sector
Visakhapatnam, Feb 25 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh will adopt smart grid and Internet of Things (IoT) based solutions of AutoGrid to improve energy utilities' financial health and customer experiences, officials said on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
BSF seizes Pakistani fishing boat in Gujarat creek
Bhuj, Feb 25 (IANS) The BSF has seized a Pakistani boat in the Nal creek in the border district of Kutch in Gujarat, official sources said on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lawrence working on docuseries on #MeToo movement
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence is working on a series project inspired by #MeToo, Time's Up and gender wage gap conversations in Hollywood.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi talks about daily safety, women empowerment in 'Mann Ki Baat' (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Touching upon the issues of daily safety, women empowerment and "technology for welfare" in his monthly radio address "Mann Ki Baat", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his dream of "New India" was the one where women were strong and empowered and equally contributed to the country's development.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himachal takes e-steps to provide food subsidy items
Shimla, Feb 25 (IANS) The Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department in Himachal Pradesh has taken several e-initiatives to provide essential items at subsidized rates to over 70 lakh consumers, comprising those residing even in far-flung areas, an official said on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Enthusiasts to witness Theatre Olympics in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Theatre enthusiasts will witness productions in India and abroad at the "8th Theatre Olympics", organised by the National School of Drama (NSD) here from Tuesday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Chris, Liam Hemsworth turned down cameo in 'The Simpsons'
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Al Jean, executive producer of "The Simpsons", says Chris and Liam Hemsworth turned down cameos on the show.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Stem cells may help to stay strong in old age
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Researchers have found how an unexpectedly high number of mutations in the stem cells of muscles impair cell regeneration.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
'The Blacklist' star declares her character won't carry rifle
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Megan Boone has announced that her character in the hit TV series "The Blacklist" will no longer carry a rifle.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New attacks in Syria's Eastern Ghouta after UNSC resolutioN
Damascus, Feb 25 (IANS) Syrian government forces on Sunday continued their airstrikes and shelling of Eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held suburb of the capital Damascus, hours after the UN Security Council (UNSC) approved resolution demanding a 30-day nationwide cease-fire.
2018-02-25
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security
We can be a surprise element in World T20: Mithali Raj
Cape Town, Feb 25 (IANS) Fresh after registering a historic double series win on the South African tour, India One-Day International (ODI) captain Mithali Raj said the team can be a surprise element in the World T20 in November.
2018-02-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
No Kohli, Dhoni, Bhuvi in T20I tri-series squad
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Captain Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya have been rested as India on Sunday named their squad for the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 cricket tri-series slated to take place in Colombo from March 6.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
'Notting Hill' actress Emma Chambers no more
London, Feb 25 (IANS) British actress Emma Chambers, best known for her role as Honey Thacker in "Notting Hill", is dead. She was 53.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kodiyeri Balakrishnan gets second term as Kerala CPI-M state secretary
Thrissur (Kerala), Feb 25 (IANS) On expected lines, senior CPI-M politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Sunday was unanimously elected as the party's state secretary for a second three-year term.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
New system patches security holes for more private browsing
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new system that uses JavaScript decryption algorithms embedded in web pages to patch security holes left open by web browsers' private-browsing functions.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Defending champion Svitolina beats Kasatkina, keeps Dubai title
Dubai, Feb 25 (IANS) Defending champion Elina Svitolina of Ukraine won her second Dubai Tennis Championships title in a row, beating Russia's Daria Kasatkina 6-4, 6-0 in the final.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Winter Olympics: Russia beats Germany, wins men's gold
Gangneung (South Korea), Feb 25 (IANS) The team of Olympic Athletes from Russia won the men's gold in hockey on Sunday beating Germany 4-3 at the Gangneung Hockey Centre at the ongoing Winter Olympics in South Korea.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Sridevi: 50 years of living the cinematic dream
"Arre, maine kuch achieve nahi kiya (I havent achieved anything)... Theres a long way to go. I feel my career has just started. Haan... let me tell you that," said Sridevi, laughing.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema,National,Opinion/Commentary
Militants attack J&K guard post
Srinagar, Feb 25 (IANS) Militants on Sunday attacked a security guard post outside the Charar-e-Sharief shrine in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district and escaped with the weapon of an injured policeman, officials said.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BBC sues Chinese firm for trademark infringement
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) A Beijing court on Sunday said the BBC had filed a lawsuit against a Chinese company for using its name to promote an English learning app.
2018-02-25
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manish Giri roped in for 'Inside Edge 2'
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actor Manish Giri, who has worked in Hollywood films like "Interstellar" and "Fury", has been roped in for web series "Inside Edge 2".
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Sridevi had no history of heart disease: Sanjay Kapoor
Dubai, Feb 25 (IANS) Sridevi's brother-in-law and actor Sanjay Kapoor has said the whole family was in shock with the sudden demise of the veteran actress. He also said that she had no history of heart ailment.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Foundation stone laid for IIFT, IIP in Andhra
Visakhapatnam, Feb 25 (IANS) Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu on Sunday laid the foundation stone here for the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) and the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) which will come up Andhra Pradesh's Kakinada town.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Maharashtra Governor, CM condole Sridevi's demise (Lead, correcting headline)
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and on Sunday expressed shock and grief over the demise of veteran film actress Sridevi.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
HTC reduces its US staff, merges VR, smartphone units
San Francisco, Feb 25 (IANS) Taiwan-based HTC Corporation has confirmed that it has laid off several employees from its US offices and will merge its virtual reality (VR) and smartphone departments, media reports said.
2018-02-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Sisodia asks LG to act against Delhi teacher's attackers
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday asked Lt. Governor Anil Baijal to take action against people who attacked a government school teacher here.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi stresses on public safety in 'Mann Ki Baat'
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the people to become conscious and aware of their own safety and said if they start taking daily precautions seriously, a lot more casualties and risks could be evaded.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Sridevi was one of a kind (Tribute)
We all say good things about the dead. But Sridevi was truly special. Her mere presence could light up the screen like no other actress.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
How gut bacteria may increase obesity risk
London, Feb 25 (IANS) The presence of gut flora in the intestines may cause health benefits for some people, whereas it increases the risk of obesity in the others, researchers have claimed.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Maharashtra CM, Governor condole Sridevi's demise
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor C.V. Rao on Sunday expressed shock and grief over the demise of veteran film actress Sridevi.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP to hold discussion on February 28 with eyes on 2019 polls
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP top leadership including Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold discussions with party Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers here on February 28, officials said on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PNB fraud should not halt corporate lending: Assocham
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The alleged Rs 11,300 crore fraud on state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) committed by accused diamantaire Nirav Modi should not halt the entire system of corporate lending as demoralisation would set in among public sector bank (PSB) employees, industry body Assocham said on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India stunned by Sridevi's death
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Veteran actress Sridevi, 54, passed away in Dubai, plunging the entire country into a pall of gloom as her fans and admirers expressed shock and disbelief.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'No deficit expected from PyeongChang Winter Olympics'
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 25 (IANS) With the PyeongChang Winter Olympics gearing up for its grand finale on Sunday, the top organiser said the country's first Winter Games were financially successful, breaking the conception that major international competitions normally end with high levels of debt.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Bologna tops Genoa in Serie A
Bologna (Italy), Feb 25 (IANS) Bologna FC topped Genoa 2-0 in 26th-round action here in the Italian football league, snapping the visitors' three-game winning streak.
2018-02-25
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
CRPF to get 25 high-end drones to tackle Maoists, terrorists
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is all set to purchase 25 high-end drones to equip itself to better conduct anti-Maoist operations and deal with militants in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security
Moving from women development to women-led development: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the country was moving from women development to women-led development and emphasised that the dream of New India was where women were empowered, strong and an equal partner in the nation's overall development.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Leganes, Las Palmas play goalless draw
Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS) Leganes and Las Palmas fought to a 0-0 tie in a match at the Butarque Stadium here that got off to a slow start in the first half but offered several scoring chances in the second half, especially for Leganes.
2018-02-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Railways opts for latest tech worth Rs 2,726 crore to enhance track safety
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Stepping up its efforts to prevent train derailments, Indian Railways is opting for the latest technology to reduce its dependence on manual inspections and to improve the track maintenance system of its rail network.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vasco defender urges coach Ricardo to decline Middle East offer
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 25 (IANS) Vasco da Gama centre-back Frickson Erazo has urged the team's head coach Ze Ricardo to resist overtures from Saudi Arabia to remain in Rio de Janeiro.
2018-02-25
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Monchengladbach win, Hoffenheim held in Bundesliga
Berlin, Feb 25 (IANS) Monchengladbach returned to winning ways after beating newly promoted Hannover 1-0 meanwhile Freiburg held Hoffenheim to a 1-1 draw at the 24th round in Bundesliga.
2018-02-25
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Messi, Suarez on mark as Barcelona cruise past Girona
Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS) FC Barcelona returned from conceding an early goal to cruise to victory at home over Girona and piled the pressure on second placed Atletico Madrid who play away to Sevilla.
2018-02-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Elephanta Island's electricity supply beginning development period'
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday described the electricity supply to Gharapuri Isle, which houses the Unesco World Heritage site Elephanta Caves, as a "new beginning of a period of development".
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Samsung Galaxy S9 promo leaked before launch
Seoul, Feb 25 (IANS) Ahead of the launch of Samsung's Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 next week, a full-length product promo video accidentally got published on YouTube, the media reported.
2018-02-25
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Real Madrid beat Alaves 4-0
Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS) Real Madrid enjoyed a relatively simple 4-0 win at home to Deportivo Alaves in the La Liga.
2018-02-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
IOC Sports Director urges audiences to grasp game rules
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 25 (IANS) IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell, in response to recent social media controversies regarding penalties during the PyeongChang Winter Games, urged audiences to try and understand the details of each sport in order to have a clear picture of why certain decisions are taken.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Flying high: Changing the narrative on disability (IANS Special Series)
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) Divyanshu Ganatra was just 19 when glaucoma claimed his eyesight. Being a nature's boy who revelled in cycling, climbing mountains and trekking, confining himself to the four walls of a room was a situation he was not ready to accept. So he fought against all odds and, today, he is India's first blind solo paraglider.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,IANS Special Series,Features,Human Interest/Society
Mamata condoles Sridevi's death
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Expressing grief over the sudden demise of veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said she was "one of the most popular actors of a generation".
2018-02-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Winter Olympics: Germany takes gold, silver in four-man bobsleigh
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 25 (IANS) Germany took home the gold and silver medals in the four-man bobsleigh event on Sunday at the Alpensia Sliding Centre in the Winter Olympics.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Hate God for killing Sridevi: RGV
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) The sudden demise of Sridevi has left the country shocked, and filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has cursed God for killing the veteran Bollywood actress.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Come April, government will be more comfortable in Rajya Sabha (News Analysis)
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Come April, the opposition in the Rajya Sabha may lose its edge in the numbers game and the power to stall any government bill, as the ruling BJP-led NDA coalition is set to catch up with its rivals, though a clear majority will elude them for a while more.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IOC upholds Russia's suspension for Winter Olympics closing ceremony
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 25 (IANS) The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday decided not to lift the suspension of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) for the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Telangana,Sports
Ace Urban to build innovation technology park in Vizag
Visakhapatnam, Feb 25 (IANS) Ace Urban Infocity Limited plans to develop a fully integrated innovation technology campus in this port city with an investment of Rs 3,220 crore, company officials said on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Bollywood mourns 'brilliant, beautiful' Sridevi's demise
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Ageless beauty, vibrant, beautiful, brilliant and iconic -- the Indian film fraternity outpoured its love for Sridevi as the news of her sudden and untimely death of the veteran actress left the country shocked.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Malayalam film industry mourns Sridevi's demise
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 25 (IANS) The news of veteran actress Sridevi's demise has come as a shock to the Malayalam film industry.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Use AI to make lives of 'divyangs', farmers simpler: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that machines were getting smarter through self learning and urged researchers to make use of artificial intelligence (AI) to make the lives of the "divyangs" (differently abled), farmers and the needy more simpler.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Employee diversity spurs innovation, profit: Study
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Companies that hire a more diverse set of employees are rewarded with a richer pipeline of innovative products and a stronger financial position, a study showed.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Business/Economy
Tamil political leaders, actors condole Sridevi's death
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Tamil political leaders and movie stars on Sunday condoled the sudden demise of veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi describing her a versatile actor who grew up to be a superstar after starting her career as a child artist.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian equities to seek direction from macro-data, global cues next week (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Release of key domestic macro-economic data, combined with global market volatility and movement of funds, are expected to dictate the direction of the Indian equity markets during the week ahead, say market analysts.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Discovering India's little known African tribe
Junagadh (Gujarat), Feb 25 (IANS) It was a much-awaited trip to the Gir National Park, abode of the majestic Asiatic Lions. At the end of the two-day visit, not only did I come back enthralled at having spotted a pride of lions feasting on their kill in the wild but also fascinated at learning more about India's little known African-origin tribe, the Siddis, living right outside its periphery.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
Rhythms of history: A rocking retelling of the later 20th century (Column: Bookends)
Anyone who thinks that the only place you could find the likes of, say, Stalin, Marilyn Monroe, Ernest Hemingway, Albert Einstein and Elvis Presley together would be in an encylopaedia or a detailed tome of socio-cultural history, would not be entirely right. For creative expression can sometimes take some very unexpected forms and unlikely inspirations.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Odisha Parba to showcase state's socio-cultural ethos in Delhi
Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 (IANS) Odisha Parba will once again bring to life the socio-cultural ethos of the coastal state in the heart of the national capital, an official said on Sunday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Cold tightens grip in Himachal after more snow
Shimla, Feb 25 (IANS) The continuing cold tightened its grip over Himachal Pradesh on Sunday as the higher reaches of the state received a fresh spell of snow. However, there was widespread rainfall in the low and mid hills, the weather office said.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
China shuts down over 3,900 websites in piracy crackdown
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) China's copyright watchdog on Sunday said that 3,908 websites have been shut down in a crackdown on copyright infringement in the past five years.
2018-02-25
Category: International, China,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New plating technology to make batteries safer
Tokyo, Feb 25 (IANS) A team of researchers has developed a new plating technology that can curb some of the potential dangers posed by lithium ion batteries.
2018-02-25
Category: International, Japan,Science/Tech,Technology
Kovind, Modi mourn Sridevi's death
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday mourned the death of veteran actress Sridevi, who died in Dubai after suffering a cardiac arrest.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Cloudy Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) It was a cloudy Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 17 degrees Celsius, five notches above the season's average.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Winter Olympics: N.Korean delegation in S.Korea to attend closing ceremony
Seoul, Feb 25 (IANS) A high-level North Korean delegation led by a top official accused of having masterminded the 2010 sinking of a South Korean warship, arrived in the South on Sunday to attend the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
2018-02-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Kovind, Modi mourn Sridevi's death
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday mourned the death of veteran actress Sridevi, who died in Dubai after suffering a cardiac arrest.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Mexican President calls off Washington visit
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has called off an official trip to the US to meet his American counterpart Donald Trump after a tense phone call brought the two leaders to a policy-driven standstill, a White House official has confirmed.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Democratic intelligence memo released with redactions
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) The US Senate's House Intelligence Committee has released a Democratic memo in redacted form that seeks to undercut Republican claims of FBI surveillance abuses, the media reported.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
UNSC unanimously votes resolution ordering ceasefire in Syria (Second Lead, correcting Intro)
United Nations, Feb 25 (IANS) The ten elected non-permanent members (E10) of the UN Security Council pushed the five permanent members (P5) to reach a compromise and got an unanimous vote on a resolution ordering a ceasefire "without delay" in Syria to allow humanitarian aid to reach areas under siege.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Drew Barrymore loves sale shopping
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Drew Barrymore has admitted that despite her celebrity status, she can't justify the price of designer items unless they are at discounted prices.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
S. Korea to invest in Iran's solar power plant project
Tehran, Feb 25 (IANS) South Korea will invest in the construction of a solar power plant in Zarandieh county in Iran, the media reported.
2018-02-25
Category: International, Turkey,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
UNSC unanimously votes resolution ordering ceasefire in Syria
United Nations, Feb 25 (IANS) The ten elected permanent members (E10) of the UN Security Council pushed the five permanent members (P5) to reach a compromise and got an unanimous vote on a resolution ordering a ceasefire "without delay" in Syria to allow humanitarian aid to reach areas under siege.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Toll in Mogadishu blasts rises to 32
Mogadishu, Feb 25 (IANS) The death toll in Friday's twin bomb attacks in Somali capital Mogadishu has gone up to 32, officials said.
2018-02-25
Category: International, Somalia,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Alba reveals her favourite time of day
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Jessica Alba says cuddling and feeding her son in the morning is her favourite time of day.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UN chief welcomes Security Council resolution on Syria truce
United Nations, Feb 25 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the adoption of a Security Council resolution that demands a 30-day ceasefire in Syria.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Kylie cosmetics' new line inspired by daughter
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Reality TV personality and make-up mogul Kylie Jenner has announced that her latest Kylie cosmetics collection will be influenced by her daughter Stormi, who was born earlier this month.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Actress Sridevi passes away
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Veteran actress Sridevi has passed away, a family member said. She was 54.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Actress Sridevi passes away
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Veteran actress Sridevi has passed away, a family member said. She was 54.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
UNSC approves Syria ceasefire resolution
United Nations, Feb 25 (IANS) The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Victoria Beckham doesn't wash her jeans
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham says that the only time she puts her jeans in the washing machine is when her children spill things down her.
2018-02-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China urges US to stop 'long-arm jurisdiction'
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) China has called on the US to immediately cease the wrong practice of imposing sanctions against Chinese entities and individuals, referring to the move as "long-arm jurisdiction".
2018-02-25
Category: International, China,Diplomacy
Don't think Stamos needs parental advice: Loughlin
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Lori Loughlin has no doubts that her "Fuller House" co-star John Stamos is going to make a "great dad".
2018-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India receives Test championship mace
Cape Town, Feb 25 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) presented the ICC Test championship mace to India captain Virat Kohli in the Newlands Stadium here at the conclusion of the South Africa tour on Saturday.
2018-02-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
India win 3rd T20I to clinch series
Cape Town, Feb 25 (IANS) India quelled a late charge by the South African batsmen to clinch a nail biting seven-run victory in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) here on Saturday.
2018-02-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Papon 'barred forever' from Essel Group after kiss row
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Singer Angarag Mahanta, also known as Papon, has been barred from Essel Group after the singer "inappropriately kissed" a minor contestant of one of the group's shows.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
US preparing for cyber war: N. Korea
Pyongyang, Feb 25 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday accused the US of secretly making preparations to wage a large-scale cyber war on Pyongyang prior to a military attack.
2018-02-25
Category: International, North Korea,Technology,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Youth Congress gets six General Secretaries
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday appointed six new General Secretaries of Indian Youth Congress (IYC), promoting them from the post of Secretary keeping in view their past performance.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Steve Smith to lead Rajasthan Royals in 2018 IPL
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Steve Smith was announced as the captain of Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season here on Saturday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
ISL: Stunning Delhi comeback stumps ATK
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Delhi Dynamos FC staged a marvellous recovery to defeat defending champions ATK 4-3 in an entertaining Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Saturday.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
Does statutory framework for MNC accounting firms require revisiting, asks SC
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court has asked the Central government to set up a Committee of Experts to examine whether the statutory framework for disciplining and regulating the multinational accounting firms (MAFs) operating in the breach of Chartered Accountants Act requires a fresh look.
2018-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Actress Sridevi passes away at 54

2018-02-25
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BJP confident of Tripura, Nagaland victory, hopeful in Meghalaya: Rijiju
Shillong, Feb 24 (IANS) Voicing confidence that the BJP will form the next governments in Nagaland and Tripura, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said the assembly polls in these two states and Meghalaya are a defining election for the entire northeast.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Over 59% voting in Ludhiana municipal poll
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) Over 59 percent of the 10.5 eligible voters exercised their franchise in the election for 95 wards of the cash-rich Ludhiana Municipal Corporation on Saturday amid reports of clashes, alleged booth capturing, rigging and firing during the day-long voting process.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Vehicle that killed 9 children in Bihar belongs to BJP leader
Patna, Feb 24 (IANS) Opposition RJD on Saturday said the speeding vehicle that killed nine school students in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district belongs to a ruling BJP leader and demanded stern against those responsible for the death of innocent children.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN got more funds and projects under NDA rule: Modi
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) Wooing the people of Tamil Nadu particularly women, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the state got higher funds allocations and projects with huge investments under his National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Andhra signs Rs 31,546 cr MoUs on first day of Partnership Summit
Visakhapatnam, Feb 24 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government signed MoUs worth Rs.31,546 crore investment with various companies on the first day of CII Partnership Summit here on Saturday, officials said.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India post 172/7 in 3rd T20I
Cape Town, Feb 24 (IANS) India posted 172/7 in the the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) against South Africa here on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Passports of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi revoked
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The passports of absconding Indian businessman Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, involved in the $1.8 billion Punjab National Bank fraud, have been revoked, sources said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NRC demanded in Bengal to stop infiltration from Bangladesh
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Stating that continuous infiltration from Bangladesh is adversely changing the demographic pattern and increasingly posing a threat to the Hindu population in the bordering districts of West Bengal, an forum on Saturday demanded the implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state on the lines of Assam.
2018-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Hailstorm hits Chandigarh, region remains warm
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) Chandigarh and its surrounding areas were hit by a hailstorm on Saturday evening.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Goa Congress wants woman constable's suicide probed
Panaji, Feb 24 (IANS) The women's wing of the Congress party in Goa on Saturday staged a protest march demanding a probe into the suicide of a newly-recruited woman police constable, who committed suicide earlier this month.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saudi Aramco considers buying stake in Indian refineries
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Saudi state-run oil giant Aramco is looking to buy stake in existing Indian refineries and in their capacity expansion, as well as in the proposed petrochemicals refinery on India's west coast, Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid bin Abdulaziz al-Falih said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
President to dedicate Biju museum in Odisha
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Odisha to dedicate Anand Bhawan Museum and Learning Centre to the people of the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Budget session of Odisha Assembly from March 20
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (IANS) The budget session of Odisha Assembly will commence from March 20, an official notification said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
No party offered any 'money or sops': Meghalaya Church
Tura (Meghalaya), Feb 24 (IANS) The Baptist Church in Meghalaya on Saturday said that no political party has offered it any "money or sops" ahead of February 27 assembly polls to influence its members.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Religion
After 'Bhagwad Gita', Haryana school kids to recite 'Gayatri Mantra'
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana is all set to make students in government schools of Haryana recite the "Gayatri Mantra" during morning prayers.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Congress promises to create three lakh new jobs in Meghalaya
Shillong, Feb 24 (IANS) Meghalaya's ruling Congress has promised that it would create three lakh new jobs, besides promising to enhance Rs 5 lakh health insurance cover announced by the Central government, if it returns to power in the state.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
India, China agree sound bilateral ties to help global stability
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India and China, during Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale's two-day Beijing visit, have stressed that "sound development of relations" between them will help in bringing stability to today's world, the External Affairs Ministry said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Pranab stresses on education, skills and employability
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) With India set to become home to the world's largest working population by 2022 and a global supplier of workforce, education, skill development and enhancing employability are the most urgent needs, former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Pakistan army uses loudspeakers to ask LoC residents to move away
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Panic gripped residents of border villages in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Saturday when Pakistan army made loudspeaker announcements asking people living near the Line of Control (LoC) to move to safer areas.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Andhra CM woos investors with promise to reduce energy cost
Visakhapatnam, Feb 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday invited investors to invest in the sunrise state, promising to bring down the energy cost and assuring them that he is only a call away to address any problem.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Proteas opt to field in 3rd T20I
Cape Town, Feb 24 (IANS) South Africa won the toss and have opted to field first in the third and final Twenty20 International against India here on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Congress gave clean administration in Karnataka, says Rahul
Athani (Karnataka), Feb 24 (IANS) Invoking the teachings of 12th century social reformer Basavanna, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday claimed that his party's government in Karnataka gave a clean administration in the last five years.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Bijepur bypoll in Odisha records 72% voter turnout
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (IANS) Around 72 per cent of the voters exercised their franchise in the bypoll to Bijepur Assembly seat in Odisha's Bargarh district on Saturday, an Election Commission official said.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Czech Ledecka wins snowboarding parallel giant slalom gold, makes history
PyeongChang, Feb 24 (IANS) The Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka on Saturday won gold at the snowboarding parallel giant slalom at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, making her the first woman to ever get gold medals for two different sports in the same Winter Games.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
CAS confirms positive dope test for Russia's Sergeeva
PyeongChang, Feb 24 (IANS) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirmed Saturday that Russia's Nadezhda Sergeeva failed a drug test.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Vodafone retrospective tax decision was erroneous: Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The decision taken by the previous UPA government to tax British telecom multinational Vodafone Group retrospectively was an "erroneous" one, the likes of which the ruling NDA would be loath to repeat, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Attack on Odisha Minister's brother: Injured driver dies
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (IANS) One of the four persons who received injuries in the attack on Odisha Labour Minister Sushant Singh's brother has died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Cuttack, police said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
75% votes cast in Madhya Pradesh bypolls (Fourth Lead)
Bhopal, Feb 24 (IANS) Heavy polling was recorded in the bypolls for two assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, with 77.25 per cent voting recorded in Mungaoli constituency and 72.82 per cent in Kolaras at the end of polling, the Chief Election Officer (CEO) of Madhya Pradesh said. Average voting for the two seats stood at 75 per cent.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Modi 'most expensive watchman' in the world, says Congress
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on major banking scams unearthed in the country over the last few days and termed him the "most expensive chowkidar" in the world.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Boxers Vikas, Amit enter Strandja Memorial finals
Sofia (Bulgaria), Feb 24 (IANS) Indian boxers Vikas Krishnan and Amit Phangal entered the finals of their respective weight categories at the Strandja Memorial Tournament here on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
Slovenia seeks Indian JVs, investments in tourism, automotive
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Slovenia on Saturday sought Indian investment and joint ventures, particularly in the areas of tourism, hospitality, automotive and medicaments.
2018-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Pakistan calls FATF decision 'politically motivated'
Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) A day after the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) decided to place Pakistan back on its terror financing watch-list on a list of countries that financially aid terrorism, Islamabad on Saturday slammed the decision as "politically motivated" that may affect its future cooperation.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
India clinch women's T20I series against S. Africa
Cape Town, Feb 24 (IANS) India clinched the women's Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket series 3-1 after crushing South Africa by 54 runs in the fifth and final match here on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Modi mum on TN CM's demand for Cauvery Management Board
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday steered clear of the demand by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami to implement the Supreme Court's order for setting up a Cauvery Management Board in the river water dispute.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Three killed in J&K mudslide
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Three people were killed on Saturday in a mudslide in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Gehlot, Maken part of NSUI advisory council
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday approved formation of an advisory council to guide and support the party's student wing NSUI, with senior leaders Ashok Gehlot and Ajay Maken as its members.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
PM, Uber CEO discuss ways to help India become $5 tn economy
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi discussed ways to create economic opportunities for a new generation of micro-entrepreneurs and help India become a $5 trillion economy by 2025, a statement from Uber said here on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
PNB fraud: CBI questions bank MD, ED continues seizures of Nirav assets
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The CBI on Saturday questioned Punjab National Bank (PNB) Managing Director-cum-CEO Sunil Mehta and Executive Director K.V. Brahmaji Rao in connection with the Rs 11,300 crore/$1.8 billion bank fraud case, while the ED kept on its seizure of fraud accused diamantire Nirav Modi's assets.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Loot and run campaign going under Modi's rule: AAP
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday slammed the BJP-led Central government over the recent banking scams, saying that the big industrialists were running a campaign to "loot and run" under the rule of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Demonetisation, GST improved fiscal prudence: Venkaiah Naidu
Visakhapatnam, Feb 24 (IANS) Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that the demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST) have led to improvement in India's fiscal prudence and expanded the formal economy and the tax base.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
I cannot stand Trump: Apple co-founder Wozniak
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) In a yet another strong disapproval of the way US President Donald Trump functions, Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak on Saturday said that he "cannot stand" Trump.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Strong field for New Delhi Marathon
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Defending champion T. Gopi, Nitendra Singh Rawat and Kheta Ram will be the favourites in the mens category while Monica Athare and Jyoti Gawate will headline the women's section at the New Delhi Marathon here on Sunday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Chandigarh airport to re-open on Tuesday
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) The Chandigarh International Airport will re-open for air traffic on Tuesday (Feb 27), airport officials said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
PM flags off first flight from Daman & Diu to Ahmedabad
Daman, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday flagged off the first flight connecting the Union Territory of Daman and Diu with Ahmedabad under the Udaan Scheme besides projects worth Rs 1,000 crore.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CBI questions PNB MD, Director in $1.8 bn bank fraud
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The CBI on Saturday questioned Punjab National Bank (PNB) Managing Director-cum-CEO Sunil Mehta and Executive Director K.V. Brahmaji Rao in connection with the Rs 11,300 crore/$1.8 billion bank fraud case.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tamil Nadu got higher funds allocations, projects under NDA: Modi
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) Wooing the people of Tamil Nadu particularly women, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the state got higher funds allocations and projects with huge investments under his National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Tolerance not enough, need love to live in pluralistic world: Trudeau
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Tolerance is just not enough in a pluralistic society like India where love for each other is needed more, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday - the last day of a controversy-mired week-long state visit to the country.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Madhav slams Tharoor for comparing NPP with 'wagging tail' of BJP
Shillong/New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday slammed Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for comparing Meghalaya's regional National People's Party (NPP) with the wagging tail of a dog -- the BJP, and said the leader was at "his indecent best" and that it is "an insult to the people of Meghalaya".
2018-02-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Eyeing ISL semis, Jamshedpur face Bengaluru (Preview)
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (IANS) Debutants Jamshedpur FC will hope to take a big step towards the semi-finals of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) when they face top-placed Bengaluru FC at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football,ISL
Day 4 of TISS students protest against aid withdrawal
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) The protest against withdrawal of financial aid given to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) scholars at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) continued for the fourth day on Saturday with the agitating students refusing to back down.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Not easy to bring government departments together: Sisodia
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said it is extremely difficult to bring together different departments in the government.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Karnataka thrash Maharashtra to enter Vijay Hazare final
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Karnataka hammered Maharashtra by nine wickets in a semi-final of the Vijay Hazare 50-over domestic cricket tournament here on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Bombings in Myanmar injure 2
Sittwe (Myanmar), Feb 24 (IANS) Three bomb explosions rocked the western Myanmar city of Sittwe on Saturday and left two people injured.
2018-02-24
Category: International, India,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three fresh cases of banking fraud reported, Rahul attacks PM
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Close on the heels of a massive Rs 11,300 crore PNB scam, three fresh financial frauds have come to light including the alleged involvement of a Delhi-based jeweller, who has been accused of defrauding the Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) to the tune of about Rs 390 crore through Letters of Credit.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
29 killed in fresh attacks on Syria's Eastern Ghouta
Damascus, Feb 24 (IANS) At least 29 people, including five children, were killed on Saturday in fresh attacks on Eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital, where over 500 civilians have died in the last week in intensified bombardment by forces loyal to the Syrian government.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Assam Police register case against Papon
Guwahati, Feb 24 (IANS) The police in Assam's capital town Guwahati have registered a case against Assam-based singer and musician Angarag Mahanta, who is popularly known as Papon, after a video showing him kissing a minor participant of a musical event went viral on internet.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Assam,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Khloé seeks Kim's help with her unusual pregnancy cravings
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloé Kardashian is seeking some sisterly support from Kim as her pregnancy is sending her on a wild culinary journey.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump blames India, China for quitting Paris climate deal
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has once again blamed India and China for his decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal last year, saying that the "unfair" accord would have imposed "draconian financial and economic burdens" on the US, as it would have made Washington pay for nations which benefitted the most from the deal.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Haryana, UP to work together to improve law and order
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) The Chief Ministers of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on Saturday decided to work together to improve the law and order situation in both the states by taking steps to check illegal mining and resolving common issues affecting the people of the two neighbouring states.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Jaitley talks of tougher law to bring scamsters to justice
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Without mentioning the Rs 11,300 crore fraud on state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) involving diamantaire Nirav Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said Indian law will be suitably amended to bring to bear the full weight of justice on fraudsters.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shops to be open till midnight on March 8 as protest against sealing
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Saturday said markets in the national capital will remain open till midnight on March 8 as a mark of protest against sealing drive.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Rahul Mahajan is Rajya Sabha TV Editor-in-Chief
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Senior journalist Rahul Mahajan was on Saturday appointed Editor-in-Chief of Rajya Sabha TV, owned and operated by the Upper House of Parliament, the television channel said.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Papon's video made me uncomfortable: Farah Khan
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Farah Khan says that singer Papon is a good human being but his video in which he is seen kissing a minor girl made her feel uncomfortable.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chidambaram counters Modi, says best growth under UPA
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Countering Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claim that India's share of the world GDP has risen from 2.4 per cent in 2013 to 3.1 per cent in 2017, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday said "best decadal growth was under UPA government between 2004 and 2014."
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Lulu Group to build Rs 2,000 cr convention centre, hotel, mall in Vizag
Visakhapatnam, Feb 24 (IANS) UAE-based Lulu Group will construct an international convention centre, hotel and shopping mall in this coastal city of Andhra Pradesh with an investment of Rs 2,000 crore.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
JioTv to broadcast EFL Cup final
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) JioTV will broadcast the EFL Cup final between Arsenal and Manchester City on Sunday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Multiple bombings in Afghanistan kill 9
Kabul, Feb 24 (IANS) At least nine people, including three assailants, were killed and 22 others wounded in three separate suicide bombings in Afghanistan on Saturday, authorities said.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Chandy slams Modi over 'rescue of Christian nurses' remark
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 24 (IANS) In an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday slammed him for saying that "evacuation of 46 nurses from war-torn Iraq in 2014 was done because they were Christians".
2018-02-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Speeding vehicle kills 9 children in Bihar
Patna, Feb 24 (IANS) Nine school children were killed and 20 injured when they were run over by a speeding vehicle in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on Saturday afternoon, police said.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aruna Reddy creates history for Indian gymnastics
Melbourne, Feb 24 (IANS) Aruna Budda Reddy created history by becoming the first Indian to clinch a medal at the gymnastics World Cup when she took bronze in the women's vault event here on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
E-way bill for interstate goods movement from April 1
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The e-way bill, to be generated under the GST for all inter-state movement of goods valued at over Rs 50,000, may become mandatory from April 1, two months after it was originally planned.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ICSI to launch four auditing standards to maintain compliance and uniformity
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) on Saturday said it is set to introduce four new auditing standards to be followed by Company Secretaries across the country, that would harmonise the secretarial audit process and help maintain "quality and compliance" in the companies.
2018-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
PNB fraud: ED attaches Nirav Modi's properties worth Rs 524 cr
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday said it has attached diamond trader Nirav Modi's 21 immovable properties worth Rs 523.72 crore in connection with an ongoing probe into Rs 11,300-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EESL signs MoUs of Rs 3,730 cr with Andhra
Visakhapatnam, Feb 24 (IANS) The government-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) on Saturday signed MoUs with Andhra Pradesh government to invest Rs 3,730 crore in the state.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Sonakshi Sinha to walk for Shaina NC
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Sonakshi Sinha will be seen walking the ramp for social worker, BJP spokesperson and fashion designer Shaina NC at the 13th edition of Caring with Style fashion showcase. The actress says she is looking forward to it.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ratajkowski wore suit worth $200 for surprise wedding
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Model-actress Emily Ratajkowski chose a budget-conscious brand for her bridal look.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
I am a producer by choice: Shah Rukh Khan
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) He ventured into Bollywood in 1992 with "Deewana" and a decade later he got into film production with his home banner "Red Chillies Entertainment" -- superstar Shah Rukh Khan now says he is a producer by choice and wants to make movies that need to be made.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Papon steps down as judge on show
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Singer Angarag Mahanta, popular as Papon, has decided to step down as a judge on the singing reality show "The Voice India Kids" after a complaint was filed against him for "inappropriately kissing" a minor.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MP bypolls: Brisk polling for Mungaoli and Kolaras seats (Third Lead)
Bhopal, Feb 24 (IANS) Brisk polling was witnessed in bypolls for Mungaoli and Kolaras assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday with poll percentage of 69 per cent and 58.90 per cent, respectively, recorded by 3 p.m. in the contests seen as a battle royale between the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
I cannot stand Trump: Apple co-founder Wozniak
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on Saturday said that he "cannot stand' US President Donald Trump and said the way he treats people is very "negative".
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Adani Group to invest Rs.9,000 crore in Andhra Pradesh
Visakhapatnam, Feb 24 (IANS) Adani Group will invest Rs 9,000 crore in projects across different sectors in Andhra Pradesh, it announced on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Khandu rape accuser to approach PM, President for intervention
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A woman, who has accused Arunachal Pradesh Chief Pradesh Pema Khandu of raping her in 2008, on Saturday said she will approach Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind to seek justice.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kannur Congress worker murder: 3 more in custody
Kannur (Kerala) Feb 24 (IANS) Even as the Congress party continues to demand a CBI probe into the brutal murder of a Youth Congress worker that took place almost a fortnight back, the police on Saturday said they have taken into custody three more persons in connection with the case.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three fresh cases of banking fraud reported
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Three fresh incidences of financial fraud have come to light as the CBI filed cases against a jeweller, a businessman and a public servant on complaints by three different banks earlier this week, an official said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Antidepressants do actually work in adults: Lancet
London, Feb 24 (IANS) In what could put to rest considerable doubts raised over the effectiveness of antidepressants, a new study has found that many of such pills actually work quite well in adults.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
East Bengal steamroll Chennai to stay in I-League title race
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Veteran Nigerian striker Dudu Omagbemi scored four goals as East Bengal crushed Chennai City FC 7-1 here on Saturday to keep themselves firmly in contention for the I-League title.
2018-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
School bus-SUV crash in Haryana, 1 dead
Gurugram, Feb 24 (IANS) An elderly woman was killed and eight other persons, including students, were injured when a private school bus and an SUV collided head-on in Haryana's Gurugram on Saturday, police said.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman attacked by shark at Sydney beach
Canberra, Feb 24 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman was mauled by a great white shark during a leisurely swim on a Sydney beach.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DJs aren't taken seriously: Nucleya
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) DJ-music producer Udyan Sagar, popularly known as Nucleya, says that Indian DJs are not taken seriously and not given equal respect as that given to a singer in the Indian music scenario -- but things are changing.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Samsung to unveil Galaxy S9 using Augmented Reality technology
Seoul, Feb 24 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co will unveil its new Galaxy S9 smartphone using Augmented Reality (AR) technology at its launch event next week at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 -- the world's largest gathering for the mobile communications industry.
2018-02-24
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Cinema has been a catalyst for Indian fashion: Nivedita Saboo
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Ace fashion designer Nivedita Saboo feels that Indian cinema acts as a catalyst for the Indian fashion industry. She believes that since celebrities have a huge fan base, their favouring a designer's brand helps in getting it recognised.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Friendship with Kardashian 'one-sided', feels Jennifer Lawrence
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence believes her friendship with reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is "one-sided" as she is a huge fan of the reality TV star.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Germany football team's fitness coach Kugel quits
Berlin, Feb 24 (IANS) Yann-Benjamin Kugel has resigned as the German football teams fitness coach, the German football federation DFB announced.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Aruna Reddy creates history for Indian gymnastics
Melbourne, Feb 24 (IANS) Aruna Budda Reddy created history by becoming the first Indian to clinch a medal at the gymnastics World Cup when she took bronze in the women's vault event here on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Jaitley rules out privatisation of state-run banks
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Following the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank fraud by accused diamond trader Nirav Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday ruled out privatisation of public sector banks (PSBs), saying the move may not find political consensus.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Technology taking away privacy is bothersome: Apple co-founder Wozniak
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Even as technology has played a significant role in bringing people closer to each other, for Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak it is bothersome that the same technology is taking away citizens' privacy.
2018-02-24
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
I really want to be a legend: Shah Rukh Khan
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan, who is touted as one of the biggest superstars of the Hindi film industry, says he is done with the tag and now wants to be a legend.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Winter Olympics: Swiss snowboarder wins men's PGS gold
Pyeongchang (South Korea), Feb 24 (IANS) Nevin Galmarini of Switzerland pocketed the men's snowboard parallel giant slalom gold medal at PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games here on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
East Bengal steamroll Chennai 7-1 to stay in I-League title race
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Nigerian veteran striker Dudu Omagbemi scored four goals as East Bengal crushed Chennai City FC 7-1 here on Saturday to keep themselves firmly in contention for the I-League title.
2018-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Teen Mom's Farrah Abraham sues Viacom for $5 mn
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) After announcing that she was "moving on" from the MTV series "Teen Mom" last month, reality star Farrah Abraham is taking legal action suing parent company Viacom for $5 million.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sonia's Rae Bareli visit cancelled
Lucknow, Feb 24 (IANS) A last minute cancellation of a day-long visit of Rae Bareli MP and former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to her parliamentary constituency on Saturday has triggered speculation about her health.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Rahul condemns lynching of tribal man in Kerala
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday condemned the lynching of a tribal man in Kerala and said people must guard against growing intolerance in society and speak out against such acts of mindless violence.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Niskanen wins Olympic gold in 50km cross-country skiing
PyeongChang, Feb 24 (IANS) Finland's Iivo Niskanen won the men's 50km cross-country skiing on Saturday at the Alpensia Cross-Country Center during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics here.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Equities recoup on value buying after 3 weeks of losses (Market Review)
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) After three weeks of consecutive losses, the key Indian equity indices bounced back from their lows to close this week with humble gains on value buying by investors.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rahul attacks PM over Rs 390-crore banking fraud by Delhi jeweller
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over an alleged Rs 390-crore banking fraud, involving a Delhi-based jeweller, and said like Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi, this promoter has also disappeared while the government looked the other way.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
J&K Police foil Hurriyat meet in Srinagar
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday foiled a scheduled executive body meeting of the separatist Hurriyat group called here by its senior leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Lyricist Manoj Muntashir defends Papon
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) While the rest of the entertainment industry remains silent on Papon's controversial kiss, lyricist Manoj Muntashir, whose poetry "Main Tujhse Pyaar Nahin Karta" which Papon sang in Neeraj Pandey's film "Baby", has come forward to defend the under-fire singer.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Artificial eye to help correct blurry images
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Inspired by the human eye, researchers have developed an adaptive metalens -- essentially a flat, electronically controlled artificial eye -- that automatically stretches to simultaneously focus and correct several factors that contribute to blurry images.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Capital expenditure on infra tripled in 5 years: Minister
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said investment for setting up infrastructure was not a constraint for the government and the capital expenditure has tripled in the last five years.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Meghalaya's most wanted rebel killed in gunfight with police
Williamnagar (Meghalaya), Feb 24 (IANS) Special Force (SF-10) commandos in Meghalaya on Saturday killed in a gunfight a top Garo rebel leader wanted for his alleged involvement in several killings and bombings in the state.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ras al-Khaimah ruler attends Terry Fox Run
Ras al Khaimah, Feb 24 (IANS/WAM) Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, has attended the Terry Fox Run here to commemorate Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox and to raise money for cancer research.
2018-02-24
Category: International, India,Politics,Health/Medicine
Nearly 45% polling recorded in MP bypolls
Bhopal, Feb 24 (IANS) More than 45 per cent polling was reported in five hours in two assembly by-elections in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday that were being keenly contested by the ruling BJP and its rival Congress.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
GoAir flight returns to Leh after engine error, passengers safe
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) A GoAir Delhi-Leh-Jammu flight with 112 passengers on board had to return to Leh on Saturday, minutes after it took off, as the pilot detected an engine error.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Business/Economy
Good number of sick days need not make your kid dull
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Parents, please take note. A new study assures us that a long list of recurring but less severe illnesses such as ear pain, bad cough or running nose is unlikely to affect the learning ability of your child.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Education,Health/Medicine
11 arrested for Kerala tribal youth's murder
Thrissur (Kerala), Feb 24 (IANS) The Kerala Police on Saturday said it has arrested nine more persons in connection with the murder of a 27-year-old "mentally unfit" tribal man, who was attacked in the forest near Palakkad by a lynch mob for alleged theft.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
22 soldiers killed as Taliban hit Afghan Army camp
Kabul, Feb 24 (IANS) At least 22 Afghan Army soldiers were killed in a massive Taliban attack on a military camp in western Farah province overnight, an official said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
UK-Ecuador talks over Assange's future break down
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Talks between the UK and Ecuador over the future of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the latter's London embassy have broken down, according to Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Indians care more about phones than people they love: Study
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Nearly 33 per cent of people, specially the younger generation that has grown up in a digital world, care more for their smartphones over engaging with individuals they love and India tops the list with 47 per cent, a report said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Anna Hazare to visit UP to mobilise support for Lokpal
Lucknow, Feb 24 (IANS) Noted social activist Anna Hazare will visit Lucknow on Monday to moblise support for the Lokpal and Lokayukta, one of his aides said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kabul seeks closure of Taliban's Qatar office
Doha, Feb 24 (IANS) Kabul has started discussions with the Qatari government to close the Talibans office in Doha as it has had "no positive consequence in terms of facilitating the peace talks with the group in Afghanistan", a senior government official has said.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
How to make people follow healthy habits
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Invoking fear about a health problem may not be enough to change behaviour, says a study that found adding a little hope to a message might make people more willing to take preventive action.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Witherspoon praises 'A Wrinkle In Time' for diversity
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Reese Witherspoon has praised "A Wrinkle In Time" director Ava DuVernay for representing different kinds of women within her movie.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Super Cup can be unfair to I-League teams: Avram Grant
Guwahati, Feb 24 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise NorthEast United FC coach Avram Grant on Saturday echoed the sentiment of I-League clubs in having a level playing field for the upcoming Super Cup with the number of foreigners disparity.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,ISL
Clashes in West Bank, Gaza over US's Jerusalem embassy move
Ramallah, Feb 24 (IANS) The US State Department's announcement to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May has triggered wide condemnation and protest in the Arab and Muslim world.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Adityanath visits Krishna Janmabhoomi
Mathura, Feb 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the Krishna Janmabhoomi on Saturday and spent about 30 minutes in the sanctum sanctorum.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Mystery, love, WW-II and arthritis (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Go on a thrilling ride with driven, young detective who is trying to prove herself; read the love story of a woman who knows that she is soon going to lose her husband; get to know of a unique approach to help arthritis sufferers reverse and even heal this condition; and flick through a captivating cross-generational novel about a Jewish family divided by the second World War.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Samsung, Qualcomm collaborate to produce chips for 5G mobile technology
Seoul, Feb 24 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. has announced that it will cooperate with Qualcomm Technologies Inc to produce 7-nanometre chips for fifth-generation (5G) network service amid rising demand for semiconductors.
2018-02-24
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
India, Pakistan exchange heavy fire on LoC
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Heavy firing exchanges started on Saturday between Indian and Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Kerala, Chhattisgarh win National Inclusion Cup
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Kerala and Chhattisgarh on Saturday emerged champions at the National Inclusion Cup football tournament here. Kerala hammered Vidarbha 8-3 in the men's final, while Chhattisgarh took the top honours in the women's final, beating Uttarakhand 5-3.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Nick Knowles' ex-wife moves on with new man
London, Feb 24 (IANS) The estranged wife of "DIY SOS" presenter Nick Knowles has a new boyfriend.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dazzling line up of puppetry entertainment in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The ongoing Ishara International Puppet Theatre Festival here is celebrating its 16th anniversary this year and, with an exciting list of performances taking place, visitors have a lot to look out for.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Modi 'most expensive watchman' in the world, says Congress
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday slammed the Prime Minister's silence on major banking scams unearthed in the country over the last few days and termed Narendra Modi the "most expensive chowkidar" in the world.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Leading lensmen assemble in Jaipur
Jaipur, Feb 24 (IANS) Some of the most renowned figures from the world of photography have assembled here to participate in the third edition of "Jaipur Photo", an international photography festival held every February in the pink city.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Brisk polling underway in MP bypolls
Bhopal, Feb 24 (IANS) Nearly 30 per cent of electors cast their votes in the first three hours of polling on Saturday in byelections to Mungaoli and Kolaras assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh -- seen as a battle royale between the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Happy with the success of 'Padmaavat': Birthday boy Bhansali
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) "Padmaavat" has crossed Rs 270 crore at the Indian box office and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who has turned a year older, feels more vindicated than elated.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
PNB says Virat Kohli continues to be its brand ambassador
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The $1.8 billion fraud hit Punjab National Bank (PNB) has said that Indian skipper Virat Kohli continues to be its brand ambassador.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PyeongChang's closing ceremony to include preview of Beijing 2022
PyeongChang, Feb 24 (IANS) The closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics will include a preview of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, organisers said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Falguni-Shane Peacock design for UK's teen sensation HRVY
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) UK's teen sensation HRVY is here for his debut performance in India, and designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock, whose creations have been donned by popular singers like Beyonce Knowles, Madonna and Britney Spears, are excited about designing for him.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
COAI says its differences are with regulator, not operator
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) In the ongoing war of words agitating the telecom sector, the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) on Saturday asserted that its differences were with the telecom regulator and not with any operator in particular.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Special prayers held for ailing Parrikar in Goa
Panaji, Feb 24 (IANS) Special prayers were held at Panaji's Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday for the health of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is suffering from a pancreas-related ailment.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion,Health/Medicine
To Justin with Love, but a Canadian visa would be welcome, say Indian Millenials
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, might have caught some cold vibes from the Indian government at the beginning of his week-long visit, but Indian millenials were all there to treat him as a celebrity. Of course, an immigration visa to Canada was also on top of mind of many who came to give him "all our love."
2018-02-24
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Amaal Mallik to hit the ramp for a cause
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Singer-composer Amaal Mallik will walk on the fashion runway for popular designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla for an initiative that aims at raising funds for cancer patients.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Canada's Toutant wins Olympic gold in snowboard big air
PyeongChang, Feb 24 (IANS) Canada's Sebastien Toutant won the gold in the men's snowboard big air event on Saturday at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Stolen Degas painting found inside bus in France
Paris, Feb 24 (IANS) French customs police have found a painting by 19th century Impressionist artist Edgar Degas -- that was stolen nine years ago -- in a bus near Paris, authorities said.
2018-02-24
Category: International, France,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Young children use physics to learn about tools: Study
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Children learning to use tools are genuinely learning about physical causation, not just driven by what action previously led to a treat, a new study has claimed.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Disgusting: Celebs react over Papon kissing minor
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Celebrities like Raveena Tandon and Suchitra Krishnamoorthi have come out against Papon after a video emerged of the singer inappropriately kissing a minor girl.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
You're cooler than the 'king': SRK to Uber CEO
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan met Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of ride sharing company Uber, and told him that he was cooler than the king.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chris Brown gives Rihanna $30,000 diamond chain
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown reportedly sent singer Rihanna an expensive birthday gift for her birthday.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Recording songs has become more complicated now, says Big B
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says the process of recording songs has become more complicated now.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mansi 'enjoyed' being face of fear in 'Pari'
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Mansi Multani, who is playing Kalapori in Anushka Sharmas forthcoming horror film "Pari", says it took a lot of time to change into the "Black clad Devil's angel" but she thoroughly enjoyed being the face of fear.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Villarreal announces Ruben Semedo's suspension
Villarreal (Spain), Feb 24 (IANS) Villarreal's defender Ruben Semedo was suspended by the Spanish football club following his imprisonment on several charges.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Industry has to introspect on doing ethical business: Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) In light of the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam allegedly involving diamantaire Nirav Modi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday that the discourse needed to move on from ease of doing business to that of Indian industry's responsibility to become ethical in the way it does business.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will shift operations partially to IGI T2 in coming weeks: IndiGo
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Low cost carrier IndiGo on Saturday said it accepts the Supreme Court's decision regarding partial shifting of operations to Terminal 2 of IGI airport here and would implement the order in the coming weeks.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Napoli sign Milic to reinforce defence
Naples, Feb 24 (IANS) Italian Serie A football league leaders Napoli have reinforced their defence with the signing of Croatian international Hrvoje Milic, a former Fiorentina right-back who has been without a team since last month.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Deportivo unlucky in goalless draw with Espanyol in La Liga
A Coruña (Spain), Feb 24 (IANS) Deportivo La Coruna had to settle for a goalless draw here against Espanyol in a La Liga match that saw the home side hit the post twice and fail to convert on a penalty.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Schwartzman downs Monfils to reach Rio Open semis
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 24 (IANS) Argentina's Diego Schwartzman edged Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4 to enter the semi-finals of the Rio Open tennis championships.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Tennis
Bank scams: Three fresh cases of financial fraud reported
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Three fresh cases of financial fraud have come to light after the CBI filed cases against a jeweller, a businessman and a public servant on complaints by three different banks earlier this week, an official said on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heat build-up lesser in chaotically arranged cities: Study
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Researchers have found that heat build-up gets lesser in cities where streets and buildings are arranged chaotically compared to those cities laid out in a more ordered way.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Polling underway for Bijepur bypoll in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (IANS) The voting for the bypoll for Bijepur Assembly constituency in Odisha's Bargarh district is underway on Saturday with voters turning out in large numbers.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Hindi support coming to Google Assistant soon
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) Google Assistant is set to get smarter as the company makes it ready to be multilingual and be available in more than 30 languages, including Hindi, by the end of this year.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
False allegations levelled against me but truth will prevail: Choksi to employees
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) One of the accused in the $1.8 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, Gitanjali Gem's owner Mehul Choksi has written to a letter to his employees claiming his innocence stating that the company cannot pay the employees their dues at present.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twitter's $70mn SoundCloud investment goes awry
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) Twitter has lost almost all of the $70 million money it had invested in music streaming platform SoundCloud, the company said in its 2017 annual report.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Families, songs, social media and action: Punjab Police deals with gangsters on multiple fronts
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) With a growing number of gangsters virtually having a free run of the state in the past decade or so, the Punjab Police have adopted a multi-front carrot-and-stick strategy to deal with them.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
GoAir flight returns to Leh after engine error
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) A GoAir Delhi-Leh-Jammu flight with 112 passengers on board had to return back to Leh Airport on Saturday, minutes after it took off, as the pilot detected an engine error.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
Green spaces boost brain development in kids: Study
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Children growing up amid greenery may benefit as their brain development is positively affected leading to better working memory and reduced inattentiveness, a study has said.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Australia to offer free flu vaccinations to toddlers
Canberra, Feb 24 (IANS) Toddlers in the Australian state of Victoria will be offered free influenza vaccinations following a severe 2017 flu season.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Divided in Love, Rishi-Ranbir are united in their hate of media (Bollywood Spotlight)
Rishi Kapoor and his son Ranbir don't see eye to eye on any issue. Both father and son have told me that the relationship is, at best, troubled and unfulfilled, and that father and son communicate through Neetu Kapoor.
2018-02-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Google partners with OEMs to bring AR service to China
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) To make further inroads in China, Google has partnered with three Chinese Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to bring its Augmented Reality (AR) service to the country.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
I am a big trash talker: Ranveer Singh
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh calls himself "a big trash talker" and says that he has no control over it.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Twitter tweaks its Direct Message feature for businesses
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) In a bid to make customer experiences better on Twitter, the micro-blogging site has relaxed the rules for customer service Direct Messages (DMs) and introduced a new feature that makes sure businesses can always respond to the customers DMs.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Amit Trivedi feels 'alive' on stage, in studio
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) National Award-winning composer Amit Trivedi says he loves to spend time in a music studio and on stage - these are the places he "feels alive".
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
MP bypolls underway for 2 assembly seats
Bhopal, Feb 24 (IANS) Voting for the Kolaras and Mungaoli assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh began on Saturday amid tight security, a poll official said.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
SPO injured in accidental firing in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) A Special Police Officer (SPO) was injured on Saturday in south Kashmir's Shopian district when his service rifle went off accidentally.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India tops Big Data and Analytics adoption in APAC region: Oracle
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) When it comes to Big Data and Analytics, Indian enterprises are adopting the technologies to improve operations and enhance customer experience at a greater pace than the rest of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries, a senior executive from Cloud major Oracle has said.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Delhi Literature Festival begins
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The sixth edition of the Delhi Literature Festival began featuring a promising line-up of speakers and writers of varied genres.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Moon's water may be widely distributed: Study
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) A new analysis of data from India's Chandrayaan-1 mission and NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests that Moon's water may be widely distributed across the surface, not confined to a particular region or type of terrain.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Jana Sangh to BJP: Battling India's pluralism (Column: Political Circus)
Narendra Modi's views of the historical events at the time of partition are as problematic as his understanding of what happened in the subsequent periods. Inaugurating the new, plush, 170,000 sq. feet, vaastu-compliant Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in New Delhi, he said that the party in its earlier avatar as the Jana Sangh was at the forefront of all the leading mass movements in the country.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
National Herald Chief Editor Neelabh Mishra dead
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Senior journalist and Editor-in-chief of National Herald newspaper Neelabh Mishra passed away on February 24 in Chennai.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Microsoft, Xiaomi to make AI-powered speakers, smartphones
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) Taking on Apple and Google, Microsoft and Chinese electronics major Xiaomi have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered budget speakers and smartphones.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Winter Olympics: Austria beat S. Korea in alpine skiing
Seoul, Feb 24 (IANS) South Korea lost to Austria in the alpine skiing team event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Athletics
Light rain, snowfall in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Light rain in the plains and snowfall in the higher reaches occurred in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. The Met said the weather will improve Sunday onwards.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
S.Korea welcomes new US sanctions on N.Korea
Seoul, Feb 24 (IANS) South Korea on Saturday welcomed fresh unilateral sanctions described as the heaviest ever adopted by the US against North Korea, and said the measures would contribute towards the common goal of the denuclearisation of Pyongyang in a peaceful manner.
2018-02-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Cloudy Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) It was a cloudy morning in the national capital on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 17 degrees Celsius, six notches above the season's average.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
New format for Copa Libertadores final
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 24 (IANS) The Copa Libertadores -- South America's premier club competition -- will feature a single final at a neutral venue from 2019, the region's football governing body CONMEBOL has said.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Winter Olympics: Korea's Lee enters PGS final
Pyeongchang (South Korea), Feb 24 (IANS) South Korean alpine snowboarding ace Lee Sang-ho reached the men's parallel giant slalom (PGS) final at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics here on Saturday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Telangana,Sports
Compromise on Syria ceasefire resolution eluding UNSC
United Nations, Feb 24 (IANS) After a day of hectic negotiations and three delays, the 10 elected members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) failed to get its five permanent members to compromise on a resolution for a 30-day ceasefire in war-torn Syria and to allow humanitarian aid to reach besieged areas.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Chandigarh gets light rain
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) Chandigarh and parts of Punjab and Haryana received light rainfall on Saturday morning.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mainz hold Wolfsburg in Bundesliga tie
Berlin, Feb 24 (IANS) FC Mainz shared the spoils with Wolfsburg following a 1-1 draw in a Bundesliga football match here.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Voting begins for Ludhiana MC poll
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) Voting began for the biggest municipal body in Punjab, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC), on Saturday morning.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Manav Kaul in 'very interesting position'
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Acclaimed theatre and film actor Manav Kaul is enjoying the fame he got after the success of "Tumhari Sulu". He says he is happy to see "interesting" offers coming his way.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UK Brexit plans 'pure illusion': Donald Tusk
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Britain's approach to the next stage of Brexit negotiations seems to be based on "pure illusion", European Council President Donald Tusk has said.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy
Neymar already world's best, says Pele
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 24 (IANS) Neymar has surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the world's best player, according to Brazilian football great Pele.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
No plan to run for President again: Temer
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 24 (IANS) Brazil President Michel Temer has denied that he had any plan to run in the upcoming presidential elections in October.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
5G to be in spotlight at MWC 2018
Barcelona, Feb 24 (IANS) The 2018 edition of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), to be held from February 26-March 1, will focus on the continued progress of 5G technology.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Spain,Technology,Business/Economy
10 jailed in Morocco over terror charges
Rabat, Feb 24 (IANS) A Moroccan anti-terror court has sentenced 10 people to between 4 and 12 years in prison over terror-related crimes, the media reported.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Malta,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Putin honours Russian military on Fatherland Defender's Day
Moscow, Feb 24 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has paid tribute to the Russian military at a ceremony for presenting national awards on the occasion of the Defender of the Fatherland Day, the Kremlin has said.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security
Russia probe: Former Trump campaign aide pleads guilty
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Rick Gates, a former official in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, has pleaded guilty to charges of federal conspiracy and false statements in the ongoing Trump-Russia probe led by special counsel Robert Muller.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Florida school officer 'didn't have the courage': Trump
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) An armed officer who stood outside a Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week "certainly did a poor job", US President Donald Trump has said.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Brazilian military launches anti-narcotics operation in Rio
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 24 (IANS) The Brazilian Army and Rio de Janeiro Police have launched a vast anti-narcotics operation here, Army spokesperson Col. Roberto Itamar said
2018-02-24
Category: International, Brazil,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UNSC postpones vote on Syria draft resolution
United Nations, Feb 24 (IANS) The UN Security Council has postponed a vote on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire across Syria, till Saturday, said Kuwaiti ambassador to the United Nations, Mansour Al-Otaibi.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
London braces for coldest weather in years
London, Feb 24 (IANS) A National Severe Weather Warning has been issued by Britain's Met Office, saying snow showers are expected to hit London and southeast Britain as well as eastern Britain from Monday (February 26).
2018-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Music has been Richa's passion since childhood
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Singer Richa Sharma, who grew up singing devotional songs with her father, says music has been her passion since childhood.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US stocks trade higher after Fed report
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) US stocks traded higher as investors digested the central bank's newly-released monetary policy report.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
18 killed in twin blasts in Mogadishu
Mogadishu, Feb 24 (IANS) At least 18 people have been killed and 20 others injured in twin bomb attacks in Somali capital Mogadishu, officials said.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Somalia,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vehicle hits security barrier near White House
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The US Secret Service has said a person driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Schumer invited wedding guests by text messages
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Amy Schumer invited her wedding guests by sending out text messages informing them about their nuptials - just days before she and actor Chris Fischer walked down the aisle.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US dollar rises amid rate-hike expectations
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) The US dollar climbed against most major currencies as the Federal Reserve's latest report raised market expectations for more rate-hikes later this year.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
More housewives will connect to `Tumhari Sulu?, says director
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan-starrer "Tumhari Sulu" will soon air on the small screen, and its director Suresh Triveni believes that due to the television premiere of the film, more housewives will feel connected to its protagonist -- a housewife and radio jockey.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US plans to open embassy in Jerusalem in May
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The US State Department has said the United States is planning to open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move that has reversed long-time US policy and triggered global objection.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
UN chief signs Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact
United Nations, Feb 24 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has signed the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Gift green plants, orange gujiya on Holi
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Going for a Holi party? Add colours to your gifting options like a green plant, a gold coin or orange sweets like gujiya, suggest experts.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Welcome To New York': Losers have fun in New York (Review)
Film: "Welcome To New York"; Director: Chakri Toleti; Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Karan Johar, Boman Irani, Lara Dutta, Ritesh Deshmukh; Rating: **
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
I love Indian media, says Donald Trump Jr
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Donald Trump Jr, son of US President Donald Trump, on Friday said he loves the Indian media as it is "mild and nice" compared to the "aggressive and brutal" American media.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Business/Economy
Alphons rubbishes Rahul allegation that BJP trying to 'buy' churches
Shillong, Feb 24 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister K. J. Alphons on Friday rubbished the contention of Congress President Rahul Gandhi that the BJP was trying to buy the churches in poll-bound Meghalaya.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Religion
Trump announces 'heaviest sanctions ever' against N. Korea
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump announced the "heaviest" set of US sanctions against North Korea on Friday as his administration redoubled its efforts to starve Pyongyang of resources and force the isolated regime to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
2018-02-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Team 'Kedarnath' gearing up for film's next schedule
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Sushant Singh Rajput and debutant Sara Ali Khan is all set to go on the floor with the second schedule of their film "Kedarnath" as they met director Abhishek Kapoor at his office on Friday.
2018-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Summit crucial to EU support for Africa's Sahel region: Italian PM
Brussels, Feb 23 (IANS/AKI) An international summit on the Sahel held here on Friday was "a very important moment" for Europe's commitment to the "fragile" African region, Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said.
2018-02-24
Category: International, Belgium,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rahul visiting poll-bound Karnataka again from Saturday
Bengaluru/New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be on a three-day visit to poll-bound Karnataka again from Saturday after 10 days of his first visit to the state since becoming party chief, a party official said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
DCW chief asks MPs to support death penalty for child rapists
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Friday wrote to all MPs, seeking support for her demand on the death penalty to child rapists within six months.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Restrictions on immigration 'bruising' brand 'American Dream': Uber CEO
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, an Iranian-American entrepreneur, on Friday said restrictions on immigration were "bruising" the brand "American Dream", which he said was the "single most incredible brand" in the world.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Stage set for Partnership Summit in Vizag
Visakhapatnam, Feb 23 (IANS) The CII Partnership Summit 2018, beginning here on Saturday, is expected to witness signing of MoUs involving over Rs 2.50 lakh crore of investment in Andhra Pradesh, officials said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
ISL: Kerala, Chennaiyin in action packed draw
Kochi, Feb 23 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC eked out a goalless draw against Kerala Blasters in an Indian Super League (ISL) encounter here on Friday to inch closer to a play-off spot.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football,ISL
Odisha applies for GI tag for 'Odishara Rasagola'
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Finally, the Odisha government on Friday filed an application for Geographical Indication (GI) tag to stake claim for "Odishara Rasagola".
2018-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Fractured face of top judiciary will dent credibility: Retiring SC judge
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A retiring Supreme Court Judge on Friday stressed the need for projecting a united face of the higher judiciary in India, cautioning that a fractured face would only dent its credibility and paramountcy.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Nirav Modi could have imported watches for business purpose'
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) that seized over 10,000 imported watches from several locations connected to diamond czar Nirav Modi contend that the watches might have been imported for "business purpose".
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hectic negotiations on to avoid Russian veto of UNSC Syrian ceasefire resolution
United Nations, Feb 23 (IANS) Members of the UN Security Council were engaged in hectic negotiations on Friday morning to come up with a veto-proof resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in war-torn Syria and to allow humanitarian aid to reach besieged areas, according to diplomats.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
UN seeks $194 mn to aid Syrians hit by seven-year conflict
Geneva, Feb 23 (IANS/AKI) United Nations migration agency IOM on Friday appealed for almost $194 million to help millions of Syrians living in and outside their war-torn country as well to aid the communities who are hosting them.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pak diplomat Amir Zubair plotted terror attacks: NIA
New Delhi/Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistani intelligence officer Amir Zubair Siddiqui while working in Pakistan's High Commission in Sri Lanka as Visa Counsellor engaged people to indulge in espionage and terror activities in India, said an NIA supplementary chargesheet filed in a Chennai court in a 2014 case.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No relief to Karti Chidambram on ED summons in INX Media case
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with the summons issued by the Enforcement Directorate against Karti Chidambram - son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram - in INX Media case asking him to appear before it on March 1.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Card users concerned about deductions for international transaction :Survey
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Many consumers have raised concerns over automatic deduction of money from payment cards by international merchants, as per the survey conducted by social engagement platform Local Circles.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Government will not tolerate embezzlement of public money : Modi
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Breaking his silence over the massive PNB scam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the government will take strong action against those indulging in financial irregularities and asked supervisory agencies responsible to do their job to prevent such frauds.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
AAP government yet to prepare Delhi budget: Congress
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Attacking the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi, the Congress on Friday said it has failed to carry out any development work in the national capital and alleged that the "government has not even prepared the budget yet".
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Namastey England' to release on Dec 7
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra starrer "Namastey England" is scheduled to hit the screens on December 7.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Can create value in Essar Steel: L.N. Mittal
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) World's largest steel company ArcelorMittal's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lakshmi N Mittal on Friday said they can create value in the debt-laden Essar Steel and also confirmed no bids were rejected yet.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
PM research fellowship open for candidates from Saturday
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) B.Techs from country's premier techinical institutes can apply for the Prime Minister Research Fellowship (PMRF) scheme from Saturday onwards, an official statement said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Delhi sees slight drop in mercury, rains likely on Saturday
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A day after seeing the warmest February day of decade with the maximum temperature at 32 degrees Celsius, the national capital on Friday saw some respite with it dipping to 31.1 degree Celsius, but still six notches above the season's average.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Banking sector crisis part of larger mess: CPI-M leader
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Nilotpal Basu on Friday said the present crisis in the banking sector is part of a larger crisis the country is facing on multiple fronts.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Physical issues keep Bale on bench, says Zidane
Madrid, Feb 23 (IANS) Real Madrid's French chief coach Zinedine Zidane on Friday revealed that physical issues had been keeping Welsh forward Gareth Bale on the sidelines recently.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Milan vs Arsenal, highlight of Europa League's last 16 draw
Nyon (Switzerland), Feb 23 (IANS) The draw for the Europa League's last 16 round, held on Friday at the UEFA headquarters resulted in a tough match-up between AC Milan and Arsenal, as well as an easy match for favourites Atletico Madrid against Lokomotiv Moscow.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Modi government promotes narrow-minded idea of India: Tharoor
Shillong, Feb 23 (IANS) Charging the Narendra Modi government with promoting a narrow-minded idea of India based on Hindutva, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday appealed to voters in Meghalaya not to vote for the BJP in the February 27 Assembly polls.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Chrome to analyse northeast poll results data for DD
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Chrome Data Analytics will analyse the counting of votes in Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland for the state-run Doordarshan TV.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media
'Shortcomings in study claiming toxic metals in e-cigarette vapours'
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Raising strong objection against the latest study claiming that common e-cigarette "vapours" contain lead and other toxic metals and may raise major health issues, an expert on Friday argued that the sample size used in the research was not appropriate.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
AIADMK plans grand celebration of Jayalalithaa's 70th birth anniversary
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK will hold several events as part of the grand celebration of the 70th birth anniversary of late Chief Minister and party supremo J. Jayalalithaa on Saturday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Chief Secretary 'assault': Police searches Kejriwal's residence (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Police on Friday searched the residence of the Delhi Chief Minister for CCTV footage of an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs, sparking an angry reaction from Arvind Kejriwal who hit out at the central government daring it if a similar raid would be conducted at BJP President Amit Shah's house in Judge B.H. Loya's death case.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul meets Trudeau
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau here and said both of them had a fruitful discussion on a range of issues concerning the two countries.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Punjab gangster held in Hong Kong, Police to seek his extradition
Chandigarh, Feb 23 (IANS) Notorious criminal Ramanjit Singh alias Romi -- a mastermind of the sensational November 2016 Nabha jailbreak case -- has been arrested in Hong Kong and the Punjab Police will seek his extradition, official sources said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Biocon to expand presence in Hyderabad, Syngene to set up R&D lab
Hyderabad, Feb 23 (IANS) India's largest biopharmaceutical company Biocon will expand its presence in Hyderabad while its subsidiary Syngene will set up a research and developmentm an official statement said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Business/Economy
India focused on finishing SA tour on a high: Raina
Cape Town, Feb 23 (IANS) India batsman Suresh Raina said that the third and final Twenty International (T20I) on Saturday gives them a good chance of ending the tour of South Africa on a good note.
2018-02-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Nirav-Choksi also looted Rs 5,000 cr of common people, alleges Congress
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Congress on Friday alleged that jeweller Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi have not only siphoned Indias banks of Rs 21,306 crore, but have also duped Indias middle class and common people of Rs 5,000 crore in jewellery investment schemes.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New US H-1B norms won't make much difference: Nasscom
Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) The United States' latest move on issuing H-1B visas to software engineers will not make much difference to Indian IT firms, apex industry body Nasscom said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC calls for expeditious, time-bound appointment of judges
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday called for "time bound" appointment of judges of the High Court in an expeditious manner by of all those who have to discharge the constitutional obligation in this regard.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Remaining arrested farmers will be released soon: Rajasthan Minister
Jaipur, Feb 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria on Friday told the Assembly that the protesting farmers still under arrest will be released soon.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Munim fails in finals, Gohaad, Dhanya emerge winners in AITA tennis meet
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Deep Munim of Madhya Pradesh failed to replicate his good showing in the finals of the boys singles U-14 and U-16 categories, losing to Arjun Gohaad and Dhanya K. Shah respectively in the Sunfeast AITA Super Series Junior tennis tournament here on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Maharashtra plastic industry challenges ban
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) In wake of the blanket ban on manufacture and sale of all plastic bags and packaging materials imposed by the Maharashtra government, thousands of industry players took out a massive protest procession here on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Supplementary charge sheet against Pakistan intelligence official: NIA
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) The NIA on Friday said it has filed in a city court a supplementary charge sheet against Pakistan intelligence officer Amir Zubair Siddiqui regarding his involvement in a conspiracy to wage war against India.
2018-02-23
Category: International, India,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Netflix will be a giant exporter of Indian stories: Reed Hastings
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings says that the Global internet TV network will be a giant exporter of Indian stories in the future.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood,Business/Economy
Vijender Gupta files complaint against AAP activist after threat
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta on Friday filed a complaint after he received a threat from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activist Dalip Kumar.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prachi Tehlan to be seen in Lord Shiva avatar (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Prachi Tehlan is set to don the avatar of Lord Shiva in the TV show "Ikyawann".
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Election for 58 Rajya Sabha seats on March 23
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Biennial election for 58 seats of Rajya Sabha from 16 states will be held on March 23, the Election Commission announced on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rotomac Chief, son sent to transit remand, IT seizes 12 bank accounts (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A CBI court on Friday sent Rotomac owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul to one-day transit remand while the Income Tax department seized 12 bank accounts of the group and issued six prosecution against the businessman in connection with the Rs 3,695 crore loan default.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DeGeneres takes on Trump for attacking Winfrey
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Celebrity TV host Ellen DeGeneres called out US President Donald Trump, following his attack on TV and entertainment icon Oprah Winfrey in a tweet.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Four more women file sexual harassment plaints against investor Murthy
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Four more women have come forward with accusations of sexual harassment against Mumbai-based Angel investor Mahesh Murthy, the National Commission for Women (NCW) said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Girl gang-raped, burnt to death in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Feb 23 (IANS) A 15-year-old girl, who had gone to answer nature's call, was gang-raped in Jharkhand's Chatra district and later burnt to death, police said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PNB fraud: Assets of Rs 43 cr of Nirav seized (Roundup)
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) The ED on Friday said it had frozen diamantaire Nirav Modi's bank account and shares worth Rs 43 crore even as the CBI raided his Mumbai-based Kamala Mills firm and seized documents regarding the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank fraud probe.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vistara to start daily flights to Kochi, Chenai from Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Full-service carrier Vistara on Friday said it will offer double daily flights between Kolkata and Chennai, as well as a direct same aircraft service to Kochi via Chennai from March 25.
2018-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
4 tonnes of cannabis seized in Morocco
Rabat, Feb 23 (IANS) The Moroccan security services have seized four tonnes of cannabis in the northern city of El Jadida, authorities said.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Malta,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heavy firing between Indian, Pakistani armies on LoC
Jammu, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian and Pakistan soldiers on Friday traded heavy fire on the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Moon, Ivanka stress need for peace, but differ on N. Korea
Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday reiterated the need to maintain the ongoing mood of dialogue and reconciliation between his country and North Korea while Ivanka Trump, currently leading the US delegation to the closing of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, stressed the need to continue putting maximum pressure on the Communist state.
2018-02-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Sports,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BSF, Pakistan Rangers agree to peace on international border
Jammu, Feb 23 (IANS) India's Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistan Rangers on Friday agreed to maintain peace and tranquility on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, an official statement said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
AIADMK lawmaker switches loyalty to Dinakaran
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) As the Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK geared up to celebrate late Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa's 70th birth anniversary on Saturday, a party legislator gave the party's top brass a shock, expressing his support to sidelined leader T.T.V. Dinakaran.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Child rights body issues notice to Papon over kissing minor
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Friday issued notice to both singer Papon and a TV entertainment channel after a video emerged of the singer inappropriately kissing a minor girl, an official said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Online portal for wholesale sugar trade launched
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian Sugar Exim Corporation Ltd (ISEC) on Friday launched e-commerce platform to provide better selling options to sugar mills and more competitive rates to buyers.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
India invites Saudi Arabia to strategic oil reserve programme
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday invited Saudi Arabia to participate in the Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Programme, an official statement said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Philippines summons US envoy over CIA report on Duterte
Manila, Feb 23 (IANS) The Philippines summoned the US Ambassador in Manila on Friday to discuss a report by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) suggesting Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte was a "threat to democracy".
2018-02-23
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Diplomacy
Restrictions on immigration 'bruising brand America': Uber CEO
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, an Iranian-American entrepreneur, on Friday said restrictions on immigration were "bruising brand America".
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Indonesian wrestlers eye two golds at Asian Game
Jakarta, Feb 23 (IANS) The Indonesia wrestling squad has set a target of two gold medalst in the Asian Games this year, their manager Gusti Randa revealed on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
India's cycling team announced for CWG
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Cycling Federation of India on Friday announced the team for Commonwealth Games to be held in Gold Coast, Australia.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
GJEPC denies reports of 'four-fold surge' in diamond imports
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Categorically denying reports of a "four-fold surge" in imports of diamonds from "unspecified" locations in April-November 2017, the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) on Friday said that exports actually came down 14.44 percent as compared to the same period in 2016.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Missouri Governor indicted over sexual misconduct allegations
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Governor Eric Greitens of the US state of Missouri has been indicted amid looming allegations of sexual misconduct and blackmail following an admission of an affair last month.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fractured face of top judiciary will dent credibility: Justice Roy
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A retiring Supreme Court Judge on Friday stressed the need for projecting a united face of the higher judiciary in India, cautioning that a fractured face would only dent its credibility and paramountcy.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
No country should allow its soil to be used for terror against others: India, Canada (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India and Canada on Friday resolved to combat terrorism and violent extremism in all forms and manifestations and agreed that no country should allow its territory to be used for such activities, an agreement that came during the weeklong visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that was marked by controversies over the perceived softness of Canada towards Khalistani separatists on its soil.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diaspora
Gursimar wins women's golf meet
Greater Noida, Feb 23 (IANS) Gursimar Badwal produced a final-round of two-under 70 to win by a stroke in the fifth leg of the Hero Womens Pro Golf Tour at the Jaypee Greens here on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
SSB troopers briefly snatch away murder accused officer from Bengal Police
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) A group of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) troopers on Friday forcibly took away a murder accused SSB officer from the West Bengal Police in South 24 Parganas district but later handed him back to police following intervention by top officials.
2018-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brit Awards hit by fixing claims (Lead, correcting last para)
London, Feb 23 (IANS) The Brit Awards have been hit by fixing claims after fans spotted that girl group Little Mix were in the lead for a public-voted gong but failed to win.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Kangana's 'Manikarnika' story continues in Bikaner
Bikaner, Feb 23 (IANS) Bollywood's "Queen" Kangana Ranaut is busy breathing life into the story of Rani Laxmibai through "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi" at the Junagarh Fort here.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Haryana,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Athlete Sergeeva tests positive for doping at Winter Olympics
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS) Bobsleigh athlete Nadezhda Sergeeva tested positive in a doping test at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, the Russian Bobsleigh Federation said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
No justice yet for 1991 Kashmir rape victims: Amnesty
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Amnesty International India on Friday said that dozens of rape victims in Kashmir were still awaiting justice, 27 years after security forces allegedly molested women during a counter-insurgency operation in the twin villages of Kunan and Poshpora in 1991.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'RBI Governor should quit after PNB fraud'
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel should own up moral responsibility for the massive $1.8 billion scam/fraud allegedly committed by diamond retailer Nirav Modi and resign his post, demanded a top banking employees union leader.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sipping red wine may ward off your gum disease
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Suffering from gum disease? Sipping a glass of red wine may help combat the harmful bacteria and other pathogens that cause cavities in the mouth, claimed a new study.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
OnePlus captures 48% premium market share in India
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has continued its growth in the overall Indian premium segment by capturing 48 per cent market share in fourth quarter, as per International Data Corporation's (IDC) latest Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker 2017 Q4.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Bank unions defer March 15 strike
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), an umbrella body of nine unions in the Indian banking sector, on Friday decided to postpone their March 15 strike for early finalisation of wage revision, said top leaders of two large banking unions.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Delhi college suspends two students for assaulting teacher
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Condemning the ruckus created by a group of students during a seminar on Thursday, Delhi University's Satywati College (Morning) on Friday said it has suspended two students till the time the proctorial committee submits its report on the incident.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Another JMB terrorist nabbed in Bengal in Bodh Gaya blast case
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Kolkata Police's Special Task Force (STF) on Friday arrested a member of Islamist terrorist outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from West Bengal's Murshidabad district in connection with the bomb blast case in Bihar's Bodh Gaya on January 19, a senior officer said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Himalayan motor rally starts in Siliguri
Siliguri, Feb 23 (IANS) The JK Tyre Himalayan Drive 6 motor rally was flagged-off amidst great fanfare here on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Motorsports
Kerala CPI-M says its membership has increased
Thrissur (Kerala), Feb 23 (IANS) The CPI-M Kerala unit on Friday said its membership had gone up above 4.63 lakh, which was a record high for three years.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
La Liga calls for minute of silence to honour police agent
Madrid, Feb 23 (IANS) La Liga on Friday called for a minute of silence to be observed in all the weekend's matches to honour a local police officer who died following a heart attack amid clashes with fans of home side Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow in Spain's northern Basque region.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Balika Vadhu' actress in 'Yours truly Roohani'
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Vibha Anand, who essayed the role of Sugna Shyam Singh in "Balika Vadhu", will be seen in the short film "Yours truly Roohani", directed by Sammir I Patel.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Sacred Games' first look highlights intense, gripping storyline
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actor Saif Ali Khan as a gun-toting police officer with blood splashed over his face, actress Radhika Apte with a perplexed look and actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui staring at his reflection in the mirror -- the first look of Netflix original series "Sacred Games" highlights different facets of the story.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Union Minister meets IAS body, stresses work-friendly environment
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh on Friday met members of the IAS Association over the alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP MLAs and assured them that he will put across inputs and suggestions to ensure safety of officials.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India Kawasaki bets big on premium motorcycles domestic market
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) India Kawasaki Motors Pvt Ltd, which remained bullish on the country's premium motorcycles market, is looking to increase local procurement to reduce cost and increase sales, an official said here on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
I-League: Churchill aim to end Gokulam's fairy-tale run (Preview)
Vasco, Feb 23 (IANS) Churchill Brothers will have their task cut out against giant-killers Gokulam FC -- one of the most in-form teams in the I-League -- when the two sides lock horns at the Tilak Maidan here on Saturday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety': A light-hearted tug of war (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety"; Director: Luv Ranjan; Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sunny Singh Nijjar, Alok Nath, Deepika Amin, Ayesha Raza Mishra, Virendra Saxena, Pawan Chopra, Rajesh Jais, Sonu Kaur; Rating: ***1/2
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Work stuck for 3 days, LG will talk to officers: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Delhi government officers were not attending meetings for past three days due to an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said here on Friday, adding that Lt. Governor Anil Baijal has promised to talk to officers and resolve issues.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Norms flouted over 7,000 times during clean-air campaign in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A clean-air campaign in Delhi witnessed 7,357 violations, for which penalties were slapped in 3,117 cases and Rs 8.85 crore in fines realised over two weeks, a Minister said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
SSB troopers snatch away murder accused office from Bengal Police
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) A group of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawans on Friday forcibly took away a murder accused SSB commandant from the West Bengal police in South 24 Pargana district but later handed him back to police following intervention by top officials.
2018-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India holds special place in my heart: Israeli artiste
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Israeli electronic artiste Hod Moshonov, also known by his stage name BEMET, is on a tour in India titled 'The Sababa Tour'. He says India holds a special place in his heart.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Novel drug may extend womens' fertility by 6 years
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) Researchers have identified a drug that extends egg viability in worms, even when taken midway through the fertile window, which could potentially extend a woman's fertility by three to six years.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
India, Canada should stand united in fight against terrorism, extremism: Kovind
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said that India and Canada faced common challenges of terrorism and extremism and both the countries should stand united in the fight against these forces.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League: Mapuia's brace ends Aizawl's winless run with win over Arrows
Aizawl, Feb 23 (IANS) After eight winless games, finally Aizawl FC got back to winning ways on Friday defeating Indian Arrows 3-0 at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
New US H-1B norms won't make much difference: Nasscom
Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) The United States Administration's latest move on issuing H-1B visas to software engineers will not make much difference to Indian IT firms, said the apex industry body Nasscom on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
KKR's Aussie batsman Lynn will not need surgery
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) can breathe easy after their star player Chris Lynn was told he does not need surgery following the latest shoulder injury the big-hitting batsman suffered in Australia's T20 tri-series final in New Zealand.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket,IPL
In the name of 'common man', AAP MLA justifies assault on Chief Secretary
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Days after the Chief Secretary of the Delhi government accused Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators of assaulting him, party MLA Naresh Balyan on Friday justified the act, saying anyone obstructing the work for the common man deserves a beating.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kylie calls Snapchat 'sad', company loses $1.3 bn
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Reality TV star Kylie Jenner, who is active on all social media platforms, called photo-sharing app Snapchat "sad", which caused a loss of $1.3 billion in market value to the company.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
CII says PNB fraud shows gaps in supervision, seeks dilution of government stake
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Condemning the recently detected $1.8 billion fraud at the Punjab National Bank (PNB), industry chamber Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Friday said the incident showed gaps in supervision and monitoring systems at the bank level.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jio asks COAI to apologise for its comments
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A day after the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) said it is likely to drag the telecom regulator to the court following its recent Telecom Tariff Order (TTO), Reliance Jio has sent a letter to the telecom body to publicly apologise within 48 hours for its "defamatory statements".
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Palaniswami invites Jain community to invest in TN
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday appealed to the Jain community for industrial investments in the state that offers several advantages.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
FIR filed against UNFPA India chief as agency claims immunity
Patna, Feb 23 (IANS) An FIR was filed against UNFPA India chief Diego Palacios here on a complaint of harassment by an activist even as the UN agency dismissed the charges and claimed diplomatic immunity for its personnel.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
'Loveratri' to release on October 5
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) "Loveratri", which will launch Salman Khan's brother-in-law Aayush Sharma, is set to release on October 5, announced the superstar who has produced the film.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Fiction can't beat facts: Rajkumar Hirani
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, who is busy shooting for a biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt, says fiction cant beat facts.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Italy to meet the Netherlands in football friendly on June 4
Rome, Feb 23 (IANS) Italy will meet the Netherlands in a friendly on June 4 at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, the Italian football federation, FIGC, said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
BJP blames 'anarchist' Kejriwal for 'Constitutional crisis' in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Hitting back at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who accused the BJP-led central Government of trying to destabilise his government, the BJP on Friday said that it was "anarchist" Kejriwal who was responsible for a "Constitutional crisis".
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ADB to lend $84 mn to improve water supply in Bihar
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Multilateral lending agency Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday signed an agreement with the Indian government to lend $84 million to improve water supply in two cities of Bihar.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Work starts on Afghanistan section of TAPI gas pipeline to Pakistan, India
Herat, Feb 23 (IANS) A groundbreaking ceremony to launch the start of work on the Afghan section of the key Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project was held in the western Herat province amid tight security on Friday. The multi-million dollar gas pipeline will link energy-rich Turkmenistan to the three countries.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Lenovo dethrones Datawind to top Indian tablet market
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Chinese technology major Lenovo has become market leader in the Indian tablet market replacing Datawind with 21 per cent share in the second half of 2017, with Samsung sharing the second position with Datawind at 16 per cent, a new report said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
EC orders repoll in 6 polling stations in Tripura
Agartala, Feb 23 (IANS) The Election Commission on Friday directed the Tripura Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to conduct a repoll in six polling stations on Monday, an official said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
India, Canada pledge to fight terrorism in all forms
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India and Canada on Friday pledged to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations while declaring that no country should allow its territory to be used for terrorist and violent extremist activities.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Gulabjaam' opens in international markets
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) After opening in the United Arab Emirates, Marathi movie "Gulabjaam" has now found its way into the theatres in the US, Singapore, Germany and Switzerland.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Punjab AAP leader flays Centre, NITI Aayog on farmer issues
Chandigarh, Feb 23 (IANS) Flaying the NITI Aayog and the central government, the AAP's Punjab unit on Friday said the Aayog's actions vis-a-vis farmers will escalate suicides by peasants in agrarian states like Punjab.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Equities propel on broad-based buying, cues from Asian markets (Roundup)
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Friday closed at almost a week's high levels as positive cues from the Asian markets, along with a strong rupee and value buying, uplifted investors' sentiments.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Winter Olympics: South Korea take bronze in men's speed skating
Gangneung (South Korea), Feb 23 (IANS) South Korean speed skater Kim Tae-yun captured bronze in the men's 1,000m discipline in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics here on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
'Made in India' 4G LTE telecom system to connect rural areas
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) In an effort to provide high-speed connectivity in rural areas, domestic telecom equipment manufacturer VNL on Friday unveiled a "Made in India" 4G LTE telecom system.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Singer Papon regrets "inappropriately kissing" minor girl as complaint is filed
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Singer Papon has apologised for touching a "girl child", though he had "innocent thoughts", following a complaint against him for "inappropriately kissing" a minor. He says he is "very painfully conscious of the accusations" that have been made against him.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PNB shares plunge over 30% in 8 trade sessions
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) During the eight trading sessions following the detection of a $1.8 billion fraud in one of the branches of the Punjab National Bank (PNB), the bank's shares on the BSE have plunged almost 30 per cent to a price of Rs 113.40 per share.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chronic kidney disease linked to lower IQ in kids
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) Children with chronic kidney disease are more likely to face problems related to attention, visual and verbal memory, besides their declining physical health, finds a study.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Microsoft to accelerate digital literacy in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) In a bid to improve the integration of technology in education, the Tamil Nadu government on Friday announced an agreement with Microsoft to enhance digital literacy across all levels in the state.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Technology
Civic consciousness, digitisation of land records can help reclaim footpaths: Puri
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Digitisation of land records can help in reclaiming illegally encroached footpaths in Delhi, but eminent citizens also need to speak up and cooperate with the government in awakening civic consciousness of citizens, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri has said.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Huawei, Airtel conduct successful 5G trial in India
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Chinese technology giant Huawei and telecom services provider Bharti Airtel on Friday announced to have successfully conducted 5G network trial under a test set-up in India.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Batshuayi claims to be victim of racial abuse
Bergamo (Italy), Feb 23 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi has claimed to be a victim of racial abuse during their Europa League pre-quarterfinal second leg against Atalanta here.
2018-02-23
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
India successfully test fires 'Dhanush'
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) India on Friday successfully test-fired nuclear-capable 'Dhanush' ballistic missile from a naval ship off Odisha.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security
ISL: Delhi, ATK play for pride (Preview)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With their hopes of a play-offs berth dashed, Delhi Dynamos FC and ATK will play for pride when they lock horns in an Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
Brit Awards hit by fixing claims
London, Feb 23 (IANS) The Brit Awards have been hit by fixing claims after fans spotted that girl group Little Mix were in the lead for a public-voted gong but failed to win.
2018-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
You get due credit for good work: 'Dhadak' choreographer
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) "Dhadak" choreographer Tushar Kalia says deserving artistes will get due credit if their work is good.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Santosh Trophy: Bengal coach rues unavailability of players
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Ahead of defending champions West Bengal's first training session for the final round of the 72nd edition of the National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy, head coach Ranjan Chowdhury rued the unavailability of key first team players due to club commitments.
2018-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Rahul on three-day visit to Karnataka from Saturday
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) As part of his election campaign, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be on a three-day visit to Karnataka starting Saturday, the party said on Friday.
2018-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maldives to hold presidential poll in September
Male, Feb 23 (IANS) The first round of presidential elections in Maldives will be held in early September and preparations for the polls have already begun, the Elections Commission has announced.
2018-02-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics