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Amit Shah in Assam on Thursday, to address two rallies
Guwahati, Feb 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit poll-bound Assam on Thursday to attend two religious events and address public gatherings in Nagaon and Karbi Anglong districts.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Zuniga winner takes Churchill Brothers back to I-League summit
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Churchill Brothers headed back to the summit of the I-League table after beating NEROCA FC 1-0 at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan here on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Andhra releases annual welfare calendar for FY2021-22
Amaravati, Feb 24 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday released a 'welfare calendar' for the 2021-22 fiscal, listing all the schemes that will be implemented in each month of the year.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
ISL: Mumbai decimate Odisha 6-1, set up league finale against Bagan
Bambolim (Goa), Feb 24 (IANS) Mumbai City rode out to a dominant 6-1 win over Odisha FC in the Indian Super League on Wednesday at the GMC Stadium. The big margin of victory helped second-placed Mumbai match top-ranked ATK Mohun Bagan's goal difference while being three points behind them.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
I-League: TRAU return to top six after beating Indian Arrows
Kalyani, Feb 24 (IANS) Tiddim Road Union Athletic (TRAU) defeated Indian Arrows 5-1 on Wednesday to go fifth on the I-League table with 13 points. A Bidyashagar Singh brace, coupled with strikes by Mayosing, Komron Tursunov, and Chanso Horam led Nandakumar Singh's men to a win after Harsh Patre's magical free-kick had reduced the deficit for the Arrows.
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Delhi Traffic Police launches special anti-congestion drive
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Delhi Traffic Police has launched efforts to address congestion due to improperly-parked vehicles on the road and other temporary encroachments like roadside vendor carts, rickshaw, etc, with special joint drives being carried out on various identified stretches in south Delhi.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Oppn slams Nitish Kumar govt after encounter in Sitamarhi
Patna, Feb 24 (IANS) After the encounter in Sitamarhi on Wednesday afternoon, the opposition parties slammed the Bihar government for having 'no control' over the law and order situation in the state.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'Khelo India Winter Games' at Gulmarg from Feb 26 (Ld)
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) The second edition of 'Khelo India Winter Games' will start from February 26 and culminate on March 2 in J&K's winter destination of Gulmarg, officials said.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Other Sports
Glade One Masters golf: Gandas's 6-under-30 gives him halfway lead
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Young guns Manu Gandas and Yuvraj Singh Sandhu hogged the limelight in round two of the Glade One Masters here on Wednesday. Both 24-year-old players, searching for their maiden wins on the PGTI, have been knocking on the doors of victory for some time.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Golf
Axar makes use of skiddy new ball, thanks to fast bowlers' misery
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) A stroke of luck due to the soft landing area on the pitch for fast bowlers at the Ambani End helped India left-arm spinner Axar Patel get early use of the brand new ball and take six wickets in England's first innings -- the second best spell in a day-night Test by a spinner -- on the first day of the third Test on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Slain terrorists refused to surrender: J&K Police (2nd Lead)
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Two unidentified terrorists were killed in an encounter between terrorists and security forces at the Shalgul forest area in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Wednesday, officials said.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India to harvest record 303.34 mn tonnes foodgrain: Estimate
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India is likely to hit a fresh record in foodgrains production, at 303.34 million tonnes, as per the second advance estimates of crops for 2020-21 released by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Proposed US capital gains tax could drive up FII investments in India's indices
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) The proposed US capital gains tax will drive in more FII inflows into India as well as other emerging markets, analysts predicted on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nokia, NIIT launch 5G certification programme for industry professionals
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Global skills and talent development company NIIT on Wednesday announced that it is introducing Nokia's 5G certification programme to train industry professionals and youth aspiring for a career in telecom and IT to realise the full potential of 5G networks in India.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mukhtar Ansari custody: UP, Punjab spar over Art 32 use
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh and the Punjab governments have locked horns over whether a state government can file a petition under the Constitution's Article 32 to claim fundamental rights.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Srinagar-Leh Highway to be opened for traffic from Feb 28
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) The Srinagar-Leh highway will be opened for regulated traffic from February 28, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Award for industrialist Vikram Kirloskar
Bengaluru, Feb 24 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Metals on Wednesday conferred the IIM-JRD Tata award 2020 on Toyota Kirloskar Motor India's Vice Chairman Vikram Kirloskar in recognition of his service to the country through excellence in corporate leadership in metallurgical industries.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Kejriwal takes out roadshow ahead of MCD bypolls
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) With just three days left for the bypolls to five municipal wards of Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) scheduled on February 28, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hit the campaign trail on Wednesday to seek support for AAP candidates.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Facebook VP questions Delhi Assembly's power over peace and harmony
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Facebook India Vice President and MD Ajit Mohan on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the Delhi Assembly has no legislative power to set up a panel to examine the issue of peace and harmony.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Chikkaballapur blast: How playing with fire cost the victims dear
Chikkaballapur (Karnataka), Feb 24 (IANS) 'Playing with fire' is an old adage and it seems to appropriately describe the accidental blast that took place in a quarry in Hirenagaveli near Gudibande in Karnataka's Chikkaballapur district on Tuesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fares slightly higher to discourage inessential travel: Railways
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Days after the Congress accused the government of "hiking rail fares", the Indian Railways on Wednesday said that it was levying slightly higher fares for short distance passenger trains only to discourage people from travel which is not most necessary.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3rd Test vs Eng: India take charge with Patel's 6-wkt haul (Stumps)
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) India took charge of the third Test on the first day itself with local boy Axar Patel, the left-arm spinner, leading the way with the second best spell in day-night Test matches, picking six wickets for 38 to help bowl out England for just 112 in first innings here on Wednesday. India were 99 for three at the draw of stumps, 13 runs behind England.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Fan breaches security to meet Kohli, cops may initiate action
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) For a moment in the third session of the first day of the third Test here, the crowd followed the fate of a young man who was caught for breaching the security and running up to India skipper Virat Kohli.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Chikkaballapurblast: No question of protecting culprits, says K'taka minister
Bengaluru, Feb 24 (IANS) Karnataka health minister, K. Sudhakar on Wednesday reiterated that there was no question of protecting anyone as the state government had already 'acted tough' on illegal mining in the state.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Telangana MLC polls to indicate voter mood ahead of 2023 battle
Hyderabad, Feb 24 (IANS) An interesting battle is on cards in the next month's elections to two seats of the Telangana Legislative Council from graduates' constituencies as the ruling TRS faces an acid test.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
3rd Test: India end Day 1 at 99/3 wkts, replying to Eng's 112
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) India, in reply to England's first-innnings' 112, were 99 for three wickets at close on the opening day of the third day-night Test against England here on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
All eligible beneficiaries under PM-Kisan should be covered: Tomar
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar, on Wednesday urged the states to ensure that all eligible beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan), a flagship scheme of the Modi-government, are covered.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
During Bengal trip, Nadda to address intellectuals, lunch with jute mill worker
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) In the run-up to the West Bengal assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to reach out to every section of society in the state.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cairo World Cup: Indian skeet team perform poorly on Day 1
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India's Olympic hopeful Angadvir Singh Bajwa and Mairaj Ahmed Khan couldn't get the right rhythm in the qualification round of the men skeet event on the opening day of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday, and finished down the ladder.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
China's Prescription for Poverty: An introduction
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Xinhua News Agency has come out with a documentary film -- 'China's Prescription for Poverty'.
2021-02-24
Category: International, India,National,Media
'Khelo India Winter Games' 2nd edition at Gulmarg from Mar 2
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) The second edition of 'Khelo India Winter Games' will start from February 26 and culminate on March 2 in J&K's winter destination of Gulmarg, officials said.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Other Sports
NSE's trading halt raises questions as backup site didn't come to rescue
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) The four-hour long trading halt on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) has raised several questions among the investors and brokers who may have to face huge losses as a result of the glitch. One major question is why did the disaster recovery site not come to the rescue when it was needed the most.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
AFSPA extended for 6 months in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 24 (IANS) Months before the Assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Assam on Wednesday extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA), in the state for six more months beyond February 27, an official said.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Forward Lalrindiki aims to break into senior woman hockey team
Bengaluru, Feb 24 (IANS) Having earned close to four years of experience with the junior India women's setup, forward Lalrindiki now has her eyes on breaking into the senior team and realising her dream of playing in the Olympics. Football star Cristiano Ronaldo was her role model growing up in Hnahthial, Mizoram.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Indian batsmen see off tricky twilight period that had little threat
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) India openers were on Wednesday presented with the trickiest phase of a pink ball Test, a brand new ball in the twilight period to begin their innings against two of England's finest exponents of swing bowling - James Anderson and Stuart Broad - in the third match.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
HMIL upcoming seven-seater SUV named Alcazar
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Automobile major Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has named its upcoming seven-seater premium SUV 'Alcazar'.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC sets aside NCDRC order of liability on Tata Motors for defective car
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court has set aside a National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) order, which imposed a liability on Tata Motors for sale of a defective two-year-old car by one of its dealers to a customer.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maha Police: Navy sailor 'concocted' his kidnap-murder story
Palghar, Feb 24 (IANS) In a stunning revelation, the Palghar Police on Wednesday contended that the Indian Navy (IN) sailor who claimed to have been kidnapped and set on fire in a forest may have 'cooked up' the story as he was in heavy debt.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
At least four killed, seven injured in road accident in Burdwan
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) In a tragic accident, a speeding truck mowed down as many as 11 people, killing at least four in the spot, in West Bengal's Burdwan district on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Drug peddler held with heroin worth 25 lakhs
New Delhi, Feb 24 ( IANS ) The Anti-Narcotics Cell of South East District has arrested a drug peddler identified as Shakeel Ahmed and seized heroin worth Rs 25 lakhs from his possession.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata writes to Modi seeking help to buy vaccines for everybody
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) With high-voltage state Assembly polls round the corner, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting the Centre to support in purchasing the required number of Covid-19 vaccines "on top priority basis".
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Internal disputes in Cong appear in Bihar's Katihar district
Patna, Feb 24 (IANS) Internal disputes among Congress leaders are coming out into the open in Bihar quite regularly of late.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Toshiba facility in T'gana to be Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing
Hyderabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems India (TTDI), a Toshiba Group company located in Telangana, has been certified by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) as a Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM).
2021-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Kisan Congress to lay siege to Agriculture Ministry on Feb 26
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Kisan Congress on Wednesday announced that it will lay siege to the Union Agriculture Ministry here on February 26 on the completion of three months of the farmers protest over the three farm bills in the national capital region.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AP records 94 more Covid cases, tally 8.89 lakh
Amaravati, Feb 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh recorded 94 new Covid cases on Wednesday, raising the state's tally over 8.89 lakh, even as 66 more persons recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Nitish evading debates on people's issues: CPI-ML (Liberation)
Patna, Feb 24 (IANS) CPI-ML (Liberation) general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya said here on Wednesday that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is running away from discussions on the serious issues that matter and the people's questions. "If he claims to be different from the BJP, his politics must also stand apart from them. But we are seeing that on the lines of the Modi government, dictatorship is thriving in Bihar."
2021-02-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Party leaders divided on Rahul Gandhi's North vs South statement
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Congress leaders, specially members of G-23 who have written to Sonia Gandhi for sweeping reforms in the party, have reportedly said that it is up to former party president Rahul Gandhi to clarify his statement allegedly comparing North vs South.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Grand Prix athletics: Javelin thrower Annu keen to book Olympic spot
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's international javelin thrower Annu Rani is looking forward to a good start to the current competitive season when she steps competes in the second leg of the one-day Indian Grand Prix being held at Patiala's National Institute of Sports on Thursday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Gurugram man arrested for killing pregnant lover
Gurugram, Feb 24 (IANS) The Gurugram Police has arrested a pregnant woman's lover who had killed her in Jal Vihar Colony, Sector-46 in Gurugram.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Donkey meat consumption in AP rising as 'aphrodisiac, healer'
Amaravati, Feb 24 (IANS) Authorities in Andhra Pradesh are probing the alleged consumption of donkey meat by some people, believing in myths that it will heal back pain and asthma as well as work as an aphrodisiac.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National