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Veteran actor Biswajit joins BJP, praises Modi
New Delhi/Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Veteran matinee idol Biswajit Chatterjee joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in New Delhi on Monday in the presence of party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and other senior leaders.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
With Pulwama attack, time for discussions is over: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) In a strong message to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Pulwama terror bombing shows that the time for talks between the two neighbouring countries is over and called upon the global community to unite and act firmly against terrorism and those supporting it.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Not releasing 'Total Dhamaal' in Pakistan our way of protest: Director
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Indra Kumar says it was his team's decision to prevent the release of "Total Dhamaal" in Pakistan.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Bengal police warns against efforts to stir up trouble after Pulwama attack
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) The West Bengal Police on Monday warned of strong action against "planned efforts" to create law and order problems in the state by some groups by taking out sudden processions in areas with mixed population and spreading fake message and rumours through social media.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Pakistan narrative on Kashmir not acceptable: Saudi Arabia
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Over the years, Saudi Arabia has developed a far better understanding of Indias position on Jammu and Kashmir and the kind of terror threat the country faced and it was evident from the Kingdom's strong denunciation of the Pulwama terror attack, sources said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Gujarat MLAs to donate one month's salary to kin of killed CRPF troopers
Gandhinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, Gujarat legislators on Monday decided to donate their one month's salaries to the families of the 40 Central Reserve Police Force troopers killed in the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Terrorism
Plan to acquire government's shareholding in REC by March 31: PFC
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Power Finance Corporation (PFC) on Monday said that it plans to acquire government's shareholding and management control of Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) by March 31, 2019.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bentley car rams auto, Turkmenistan woman killed
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A woman from Turkmenistan was killed and three others suffered serious injuries after a speeding Bentley car rammed the auto rickshaw they were travelling in at Vinay Marg, a high-security area in Central Delhi's Chanakyapuri area, on Monday, the police said.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Not releasing 'Total Dhamaal' in Pakistan: Director
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The team of "Total Dhamaal" has decided to not release their film in Pakistan, said the film's director Indra Kumar.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Terrorism
Government to launch 3 initiatives centering women's safety
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With a view to ensuring better safety of women, the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry will on Tuesday launch three initiatives, including safety tool "Panic Button" and DNA analysis facilities, said an official on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Gujarat Assembly pays homage to CRPF martyrs; Vote-on-Account on Tuesday
Gandhinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Gujarat Assembly's five-day budget session began here on Monday with legislators, cutting across party lines, paying homage to 40 CRPF jawans killed in the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Kejriwal meets Chandrababu Naidu in Amaravati
Amaravati, Feb 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday called on his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu here.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Youth held for sexually assaulting minor girl
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A 27-year-old youth was arrested for sexually assaulting a minor girl here, a police officer said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Student suspended over post supporting Pulwama bomber
Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) A woman student of Jaipur Dental College was suspended by college authorities on Monday after she updated her WhatsApp status to 'Miss You Bhai' in support of Aadil Ahmad Dar, the suicide bomber behind the Pulwama CRPF attack, which went viral, confirmed college authorities.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Kashmir,Terrorism
East Bengal, Mohun Bagan join fight to seek clarity on I-League future
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Eight I-League clubs, including giants Quess East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, on Monday shot off a letter to All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel seeking an "urgent appointment" to discuss the future of teams after the ongoing season.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Licences of 105 Karol Bagh hotels suspended
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Days after a fire at Hotel Arpit Palace that killed 17 people, the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) on Monday suspended licenses of 105 hotels operating in Karol Bagh area of the central Delhi, an official said.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Emami promoters sell 10% stake for Rs 1,600 crore
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Emami Groups promoters on Monday sold their 10 per cent stake in its flagship Emami Limited, raising about Rs 1,600 crore to reduce debts. After the sale, the promoter holding in the company stands at 62.74 per cent.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rajasthan village mourns Havildar Sheo Ram
Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) : A pall of gloom descended on the Tiba Basat village in Jhunjhunu on Monday, after reports of Havildar Sheo Ram succumbing to bullet injuries received in an operation with Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists in Pinglana village of Pulwama in Jammu & Kashmir, reached the village.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Counter-terrorism deal with Morocco important for us: Sushma Swaraj
Rabat, Feb 18 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that the agreement signed with Morocco in the field of counter-terrorism was important for India as it has been facing the scourge of terrorism for decades.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Malta,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Terrorism
Chandigarh braces for water supply shutdown
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) Residents in Chandigarh were on Monday asked by the local Municipal Corporation (MC) to brace for water supply shutdown for the next 36 due to ongoing work in the water supply line for the Union Territory.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
MHA rejects media reports on no more air transit for CRPF troopers
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Monday rejected as "untrue" some media reports suggesting that air transit facility on the Jammu-Srinagar sector for CRPF troopers has not been allowed.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Arpit Palace owners violated norms, greased palms: Crime Branch
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The gutted Arpit Palace Hotel appears to have been built on a slew of violations, one of them is not leaving any free space as per municipal bylaws, and using 100 per cent of the land for building the hotel.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN leaders welcome SC order on Vedanta's copper smelter plant
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Leaders of various political parties in Tamil Nadu on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict allowing Vedanta Ltd's copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi to remain closed.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Now IndiGo faces operational headwinds; stock dives 7.5% in 10 days
Mumbai/New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Massive turbulence continued to hit the Indian airline sector as even the formidable passenger carrier IndiGo now faces headwinds of pilot shortage leading to a truncated flight schedule and consequently a dive in its stock price.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Odisha gets its first high-performance centre
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Centre, the first high-performance centre in Odisha, was on Monday inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Kalinga Stadium here.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Presidency to offer cyber security course
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Presidency University is coming up with a specialised course in cyber security at its new campus, which will start functioning in the next academic year, the vice chancellor said, here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Defence/Security,Technology
India inc raises funds for Pulwama attack victims
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) India Inc has come together to support the families of CRPF jawans killed and injured in the Pulwama terrorist attack by raising some funds.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Defence/Security
Liverpool coach expects tough match against Bayern Munich in CL
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp on Monday said he expects a difficult encounter against Bayern Munich in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League last-16 tie, despite the German side's somewhat unstable set of recent results.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Meghalaya Home Minister, NESO hit out at Amit Shah over Citizenship Bill
Shillong, Feb 18 (IANS) A day after Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah said that the Citizenship bill will be passed if his party returns to power, Meghalaya Home Minister James Sangma on Monday reiterated National People's Party's (NPP) opposition to the contentious legislation.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
ISL: FC Goa seal play-off berth; occupy table-top position
Fatorda, Feb 18 (IANS) FC Goa became the second Indian Super League (ISL) side to book their place in the play-offs after a convincing 3-0 win over Kerala Blasters FC here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Saudi Crown Prince to arrive tomorrow, India to raise concerns on cross-border terrorism
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) India and Saudi Arabia are expected to announce a ministerial-level 'Strategic Partnership Council' during the visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman beginning Tuesday with the the issue of terrorism expected to figure in a major way during the talks in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Mamata writes to PM to initiate probe into IL&FS crisis
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to initiate an independent probe into the IL&FS financial debacle.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Infosys pays Rs 34 lakh to settle case with SEBI
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) IT major Infosys Ltd has paid Rs 34 lakh to settle a case related to alleged lapses regarding a severance payment done in 2015, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) said in an order.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Manoj Yadava is Haryana DGP
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) The Haryana government has appointed Manoj Yadava as Director General of Police (DGP), a state government spokesman said here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
CRPF DG meets Home Secretary
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General R.R. Bhatnagar on Monday met Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and is understood to have discussed security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
I-League: Manzi's late strikes put Chennai City in driver's seat
Shillong, Feb 18 (IANS) Pedro Manzi, now the 12th I-League's joint highest scorer with 18 goals to his credit, scored two and set up another, all in the space of 12 minutes, to help table-toppers Chennai City FC beat Shillong Lajong FC 4-2 in a return leg fixture at the JLN Stadium, here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
Andhra girl's murder case solved with boyfriend's arrest
Vijayawada, Feb 18 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh Police on Monday solved the mystery behind the murder of a girl student with the arrest of her boyfriend, found injured near her body.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cyber crimes pose a challenge to traditional policing: Rajnath
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that cyber crimes pose a challenge to traditional policing and called upon police personnel to enhance their skills to tackle threats posed from the cyber world.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
Pakistani plotter among 9 killed; top Army, police officers injured
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) A Pakistani JeM terrorist who plotted the suicide bombing on a CRPF convoy and an Indian Major were among nine people killed in fighting between security forces and militants that also left 10 security personnel, including a senior police officer and three Army officers, injured in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
MHA to hand over Pulwama terror attack case to NIA
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is all set to hand over the probe of the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), sources said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
J&J implant victims object to compensation package
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Victims of Johnson & Johnson faulty Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip implants have written to the central expert committee (CEC) raising objections to the compensation package proposed by the government.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mamata seeks Modi government ouster for 'failure' to prevent terror attack
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday slammed the Narendra Modi government for "politicising" the Pulwama terror attack and demanded its ouster for its "failure" to take precautionary measures despite an intelligence alert of a possible attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
They killed 41, we should kill 82, demands Amarinder
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) Asserting that the entire country was fed up with the senseless killing of Indian soldiers every day, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday called for "tough coercive action against Pakistan", which he suggested could be military, diplomatic or economic, or a combination of all three.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism
Shiv Sena to contest 23 seats, BJP 25 in Lok Sabha polls; 50:50 for assembly (ROUND-UP)
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Ending weeks of speculation and tottering on the brink, the ruling NDA constituents - Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party - finally sealed a pact for the ensuing 2019 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Argentina invites Indian investment
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Argentina on Monday invited Indian business to invest in the Latin American nation in a move to boost the current low level of bilateral trade with India and take the relationship to a higher level.
2019-02-18
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Emami promoters divest 10 pc stake for Rs 1,600 crore
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Emami Group's promoters on Monday sold their 10 per cent stake in its flagship Emami Limited, raising about Rs 1,600 crore in order to reduce their debts.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
India Inc offers support to Pulwama victims' kin
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) India Inc has come together to support the families of CRPF troopers killed and injured in the Pulwama terror attack, at a time when the central government is taking stern economic measures against Pakistan.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Supreme Court to consider PIL on Article 370
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said it would go into a PIL challenging Article 370 of the Constitution that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India, Argentina reiterate commitment to fight terrorism
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Condemning the Pulwama terror attack of February 14, India and Argentina on Monday reiterated their commitment to fight terrorism in all its forms and underscored the need to ensure that terror outfits do not get access to any weapon of mass destruction (WMD), technologies or finances.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Terrorism
CID arrests 5 in West Bengal paper leak case
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Five persons have been arrested after a probe, ordered by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Examination (WBBSE), into circulation of question papers of the Madhaymik examination on social media, the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Rajnath to launch citizen safety initiatives on Tuesday
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will announce on Tuesday a range of citizen safety initiatives, including a national emergency number and a Safe City project.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Technology
HC grants bail on condition of planting 50 saplings
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has granted anticipatory bail to a man facing prosecution in a molestation case on the condition that he will plant 50 saplings in a government school.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Suspended Guwahati woman teacher receives threats over FB post, goes missing
Guwahati, Feb 18 (IANS) A woman college teacher has gone missing since Sunday morning after being suspended by the college authorities for a Facebook post on the terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama district that left 49 dead last Thursday, police said here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Terrorism
Veteran actor Biswajit joins BJP
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Veteran matinee idol Biswajit Chatterjee joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Monday in the presence of party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and other senior leaders.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan will be very important country in future: Saudi Crown Prince
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on Monday affirmed his country's strong ties with Pakistan, saying it will be a very important country in the coming future, as Islamabad rolled out the red carpet for the royal and honoured him with its highest civilian honour.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Gurugram college withdraws notice to student union president for march
Gurugram, Feb 18 (IANS) Facing flak from right-wing Hindu groups, a government girls college here has withdrawn a disciplinary notice to Student Union president Shikha Raghav for taking out a march to protest the Pulwama terror attack that left 49 CRPF troopers dead.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Education,Politics,Terrorism
Chandigarh'as Rose Festival to be dedicated to CRPF martyrs
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has decided to dedicate the 47th Rose Festival to the CRPF troopers martyred in the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books
Smart feature phones to generate $28 bn revenues in 3 years: Report
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The revenue opportunity from increased sales of smart feature phones is expected to be about $28 billion over the next three years, according to a new report from Counterpoint Research.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Hike Atal pension scheme age limit to 50 years: PFRDA Chairman
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) chairman Hemant Contractor said here on Monday they have requested the government to raise the upper age limit for Atal Pension Yojana (APY) to 50 years from 40 years.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Pakistani provocations and Indian response
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The retaliation for the Pulwama terror attack will come at a time and place of India's choosing, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to assuage the feelings of the country seething with anger after the killing of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in a suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Goa tablet-PC scam: Congress says Lokayukta sought CBI probe as he has no faith in state agencies
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Monday accused the BJP-led coalition government of trying to sabotage a CBI probe recommended by state Lokayukta in an alleged tablet-PC procurement scam, which took place in 2013.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Will file Rs 10k-cr damage suits against Chidambaram, 2 others: 63 moons
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Venkat Chary, Chairman of 63 moons Technologies, formerly Financial Technologies, on Monday said his company will file for damages worth Rs 10,000 crore against former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and then Chairman of Forward Markets Commission, Ramesh Abhishek, and former Additional Secretary for Finance K.P. Krishnan.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rising oil prices may double import bill in FY19
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Rising oil prices and depreciating rupee are set to further upset the countrys fiscal math this year, with estimates suggesting that the crude import bill in FY19 would shoot up by close to 50 per cent to $130 billion, twice the level what government agencies were earlier projecting.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India are the best at home, feels Australia skipper Finch
Brisbane, Feb 18 (IANS) Australia's limited overs captain Aaron Finch feels India are the best in their own conditions and they have to be at their best to beat them in the limited overs games, starting with two T20 internationals from February 24.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
BJYM to launch 'NaMo Yuva connect' to garner youth vote
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With an eye on first-time voters, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is set to launch over a dozen programmes, including "NaMo Yuva connect" targeting one of the strongest support bases of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AIFF's League Committee to decide fate of Real Kashmir-Minerva Punjab I-League tie
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The fate of the I-League match between Real Kashmir FC and Minerva Punjab FC will be decided by the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) League Committee, according to a statement issued by the AIFF on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports
SC rejects PIL challenging interim Budget
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the presentation of the interim Budget by the Modi government in the just concluded last session of the 16th Lok Sabha.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Shiv Sena to contest 23, BJP 25 seats in Lok Sabha, 50:50 in assembly polls
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Ending weeks of speculation, the ruling NDA constituents - Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party - finally sealed their alliance for the ensuing Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
FIDE VP Nigel Short takes aim at AICF again
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Global chess body FIDE's Vice-President and chess Grand Master (GM) Nigel Short targeted the All India Chess Federation (AICF) again by expressing disappointment at the disenfranchisement of the Maharashtra Chess Association and several others.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Why Facebook was labelled 'digital gangsters' by UK lawmakers
London, Feb 18 (IANS) During its 18-month-long investigation into disinformation and "fake news", a committee of the UK Parliament invited Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear before it three times. Zuckerberg didn't show up once.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Pakistan shooters granted visa for ISSF World Cup
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Ending speculation over the participation of Pakistani shooters in the ISSF World Cup at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range starting on Wednesday, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) on Monday said that the Pakistani shooters have got visas.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Up to Sidhu to explain his stand on Pulwama: Amarinder
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) With his government and the Congress party left embarrassed by the discordant comments made by Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu defending Pakistan on the Pulwama terror attack, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said everyone has the right to voice their mind and it is up to Sidhu to explain his stand.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Shiv Sena, BJP confirm alliance for Lok Sabha, Assembly polls
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Ending weeks of speculation, the ruling NDA constituents - Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - finally sealed an alliance for the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly elections.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
7 lawmakers quit UK's Labour Party over Brexit, racism
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Seven UK lawmakers resigned from the opposition Labour Party on Monday in protest over its policy on Brexit, allegations of anti-semitism and its general shift to the Left under the current leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Religion
Maldives court orders detention of ex-President Yameen
Male, Feb 18 (IANS) The Maldives Criminal Court on Monday ordered authorities to take into custody former President Abdulla Yameen until the end of his trial on money laundering charges, the media reported.
2019-02-18
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
ED summons Vadra again in money laundering case
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Tuesday in connection with the probe into a money laundering case involving a London property worth 1.9 million pound.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Business/Economy
Djokovic maintains ATP rankings' top spot, Nadal second
Madrid, Feb 18 (IANS) Serbia's star Novak Djokovic - winner of 15 grand slams - maintained the No. 1 spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 10,955 points, ahead of Spain's Rafael Nadal with a difference of more than 2,500 points.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
SC junks PIL seeking probe into crash of Mirage jet
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday junked a PIL seeking a court-monitored probe into the crash of a Mirage fighter aircraft resulting in the death of two fighter pilots -- Squadron Leader Samir Abrol and Squadron Leader Siddartha Negi.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi government implementing PMKSN in farcical manner: Kisan Sabha
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Modi government has "exposed itself" by trying to implement the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PMKSN) scheme "in the most callous and farcical manner", the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Setback for Vedanta as SC refuses re-opening of TN copper plant
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Vedanta's Sterlite copper smelting plant in Tamil Nadu would remain locked as the Supreme Court on Monday set aside the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) December 15 order directing its re-opening, on the grounds of jurisdiction.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
RBI board approves Rs 28,000-crore interim dividend to government
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) board on Monday approved transfer Rs 28,000-crore interim dividend to the government ahead of the general elections to meet the welfare expenditures and the fiscal deficit breach.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
University of Sydney partners with Indian B-Schools to offer Rs 25 million scholarships
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The University of Sydney on Monday announced a partnership with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Tech Mahindra and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay to provide scholarships worth more than Rs 25 million to Indian students.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
After CCI & PCA, RCA pulls down portraits of Pakistani cricketers
Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) Following in the footsteps of Mumbai's Cricket Club of India (CCI) and Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), the Rajasthan Cricket Association on Monday removed pictures of a number of Pakistan players to record its protest against the terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama that claimed the lives of 49 troopers.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
India battles Pakistan in ICJ, says Jadhav's detention unlawful
The Hague, Feb 18 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the Pulwama terror attack, India battled Pakistan in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by asserting that the trial of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan did not meet minimum standards of natural and human rights and urged the court to declare that his detention since 2016 for espionage was "unlawful" and order his release.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
No assurance from Centre on mining resumption: Goa Minister
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) There is no assurance from the Central government about resumption of mining, banned in Goa by the Supreme Court in February last year, and a solution to the crisis has to be worked out only at the state level, Goa's Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Komal shines in BP XI loss to England XI in practice game
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Left-arm pacer Komal Zanzad took three wickets but Board President's XI lost to England XI by two wickets in a practice game at the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Hormone therapy may up heart disease risk during gender transition: Study
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Patients receiving hormone therapy as part of their gender-transition treatment have an elevated risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart attacks, strokes and blood clotting, researchers say.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC seeks DMRC's response on Delhi Airport Metro Express's plea on arbitration award
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court has sought Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's (DMRC) response on a plea by Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) subsidiary -- Delhi Airport Metro Express (DAMEPL) -- challenging the Delhi High Court order that set aside an arbitration award of around Rs 5,800 crore including interest.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP to support Odisha shutdown for farmers' cause
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said it would extend support to Odisha shutdown call given by farmers' outfit Nava Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) on February 21.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Saudi Arabia vows to de-escalate India-Pakistan tensions
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Monday vowed to de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan following last week's suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 49 CRPF personnel.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Cardi B slammed for 'vulgar' social media post
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B has sparked outrage with a provocative video clip which she has posted on her Instagram page to promote her new single called "Please me".
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
RSPB crowned champions of senior women's Hockey Nationals
Hisar (Haryana), Feb 18 (IANS) The Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) were crowned champions for the sixth straight time after they outclassed Hockey Madhya Pradesh 5-0 in the final of the 9th Hockey India senior women Nationals at the Astroturf International Stadium here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Hockey
Two held for Youth Congress workers' murder, shutdown hits Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) A day after two Youth Congress workers were killed in Kerala, police on Monday arrested two persons even as a dawn-to-dusk statewide shutdown called by the Congress youth wing affected life in the state.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Home loan borrowers can expect fall in rates
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Taking note that benefits of lower interest rates were not reaching consumers, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das will meet the public and the private sector banks on February 21 to persuade them to pass on the benefits.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Akalis-BJP want privilege motion, sedition case against Sidhu
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) Upping the ante against Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Akali Dal and the BJP on Monday urged the Assembly Speaker to initiate a privilege motion against him for his comments in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism
Racism exists all over the world: Shrabani Basu
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) "Victoria & Abdul: the True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant" author Shrabani Basu says the subject of racism is very relevant as it exists all over the world.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Pakistan confers highest civilian honour on Saudi Crown Prince
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday conferred its highest civilian honour on Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman at the end of his two-day visit to the South Asian country.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pakistani plotter among 9 killed; top Army, police officers injured (Fifth Lead)
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) A Pakistani JeM terrorist who plotted the suicide bombing on a CRPF convoy and an Indian Major were among nine people killed in fighting between security forces and militants that also left 10 security personnel, including a senior police officer and three Army officers, injured in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Shatrughan Sinha warns against hasty retaliation over Pulwama attack
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, distressed and disturbed by the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, has cautioned against hasty retaliatory action.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Sequel to 'Nayak...' would be a good idea: Anil Kapoor
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor thinks a sequel to his hit "Nayak: The Real Hero" will make for a good film.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over 80k persons donate for Pulwama martyrs through 'Bharat Ke Veer' (Lead, with correction)
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) More than 80,000 persons have came forward since February 14 to contribute over Rs 20 crore to the 'Bharat Ke Veer corpus for the CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack, government said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Delhi traders demand boycott of Pakistani, Chinese goods
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Infuriated at the Pulwama blast, retailers from across the national capital on Monday called for boycott of Pakistani and Chinese goods from being sold in the markets and observed a general "bandh" as a mark of respect to the martyrs.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Wipro launches 'QuMiC' to fast-track migration to Oracle Cloud
Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Monday launched QuMiC -- Quick Migration to Cloud -- a platform designed to transform the way organisations migrate to Oracle Cloud.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Right-wing outfits demand criminal case against DJ Marshmello show organiser
Gurugram, Feb 18 (IANS) Right-wing outfits protesting against a musical show of American DJ-producer Marshmello in Gurugram on Saturday, have demanded the registration of a criminal case against its organiser.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
LinkedIn starts showing trending stories of the day
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Taking a leaf out of Twitter's book, LinkedIn on Monday launched a new way for its over 55 million members in the country to see the day's top professional news stories and conversations happening around them -- all in one place.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
SC stays trial against Dhinakaran in FERA violation case
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the trial of AMMK leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran relating to a 1996 alleged FERA (Foreign Exchange Regulation Act) violation case against him.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
No blame game on Pulwama attack: Gen V.K. Singh
Shimla, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Minister Gen V.K. Singh on Monday said it was not the time to indulge in a blame game on the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir without having knowledge of all aspects.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
332 killed, 6,310 women face atrocities in MP in last 73 days
Bhopal, Feb 18 (IANS) In the past 73 days, Madhya Pradesh has witnessed 332 murders and 6,310 women faced various atrocities, Home Minister Bala Bachchan stated in the Assembly, here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Over 80k persons donate for Pulwama martyrs through 'Bharat Ke Veer'(Lead)
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) More than 80,000 persons have came forward since February 14 to contribute over Rs 20 crore to the 'Bharat Ke Veer corpus for the CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack, government said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kim Jong-un on state visit to Vietnam before meet with Trump
Hanoi, Feb 18 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will arrive in Vietnam at the end of February for a two-day state visit, just ahead of his summit with US President Donald Trump, Vietnamese government officials said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Thousands join Major Bisht's funeral
Dehradun, Feb 18 (IANS) The mortal remains of Major Chitresh Bisht, who was killed in an IED blast near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir last week, were consigned to flames with full state honours on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
EWS admission in Delhi schools from Tuesday
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The admission for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category and the Disadvantaged Group by Delhi's Directorate of Education for Class II onwards against available seats in private schools built on the government land for the academic session 2019-20 will begin from Tuesday and will continue till March 4.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
'Total Dhamaal' won't release in Pakistan
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) "Total Dhamaal", a Bollywood entertainer, will not be released in Pakistan. "In light of the current situation, the team of 'Total Dhamaal' has decided to not release the film in Pakistan," actors Ajay Devgn and Ritiesh Deshmukh tweeted.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Terrorism
HC rejects plea challenging arrest of student leader in sedition case
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday rejected a plea challenging arrest and transit remand of Veewon Thokchom, advisor to the Manipur Students' Association Delhi (MSAD), in connection with a sedition case.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
One dies as car falls in Ganga at Kumbh
Prayagraj, Feb 18 (IANS) A 20-year-old youth was killed when his car tumbled into the Ganga river from a pontoon bridge during the ongoing Kumbh, police said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata demands Modi government's ouster for failing to prevent terror attack
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday slammed the Modi government for politicising the Pulwama terror attack and demanded its ouster for failing to take precautionary measures despite an intelligence alert of a possible attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Most Indian businesses not delivering on CX tech: Report
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) While businesses in India are looking at several customer experience (CX) technologies such as customer analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and digital integration, most of them are not currently able to implement them properly, according to a new report on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Pakistani plotter among 7 killed; top Army, police officers injured (Fourth Lead)
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) A Pakistani JeM terrorist who plotted the suicide bombing on a CRPF convoy and an Indian Major were among seven people killed in fighting between security forces and militants that also left a senior police officer and two Army officers injured in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
My phone is being tapped: Mamata
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that her phone is being tapped by Central agencies.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Film on Modi's life finds its antagonist
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Actor Prashant Narayanan has been roped in to play the antagonist in the upcoming film "PM Narendra Modi".
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian product designed to stop bleeding poised to go global
Hyderabad, Feb 18 (IANS) A product to stop bleeding, made by an Indian company with extract from shellfish, is poised to become a global brand with its widespread use by the defence forces and hospitals in various countries besides Indian forces.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine,Technology,Business/Economy
'The Favourite' to release in India in March
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Following a big haul of awards internationally, Olivia Colman's "The Favourite" will be released in India on March 1.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rising crude prices, Indo-Pakistan tension drag Sensex 310 pts lower
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Rising global crude oil prices, along with heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, dragged the Indian equity market on Monday, with the key equity indices closing lower for the 8th consecutive session despite optimism following the US-China trade talks.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
AAP plans movement, eyes all 7 LS seats
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With a goal to win all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, form a grand alliance government at the Centre and get statehood for Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is planning to launch a mass movement ahead of the general elections.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Smiriti Kalra not keen on mythological shows
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Smiriti Kalra doesn't enjoy watching mythological shows, and says she is not keen on doing that either.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Stop blaming China, Pakistan: Chinese media to India
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) India must self-introspect its anti-terrorism policy rather than blaming Pakistan for the Pulwama suicide bombing and China for blocking efforts to list Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist without proof, said a Chinese state-run newspaper.
2019-02-18
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Two in police custody for murders of Kerala Youth Congress workers
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) The Kerala Police on Monday took two persons into custody in connection with the murders of two Youth Congress workers at Kasargode on Sunday night.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Pulwama attack: Odisha traders observe market shutdown
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) Markets and business establishments remained closed across Odisha in accordance with a Bharat Bandh call given by the Confederation of All India Traders.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Police officers in Gurugram reshuffled
Gurugram, Feb 18 (IANS) Gurugram's Commissioner of Police K.K. Rao on Monday transferred 22 police inspectors, including several Station House Officers (SHOs), with immediate effect, a senior police officer said.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Defence/Security
Punjab IGP arrested in 2015 firing case
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) The special investigation team (SIT) of the Punjab Police here on Monday arrested Inspector General (IG) of Police Parampal Singh Umaranangal in connection with the Behbal Kalan firing in the Faridkot district in October 2015.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Top J&K Police officer wounded by militants
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Deputy Inspector General of Police Amit Kumar was on Monday shot and wounded by militants during an ongoing gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
MP Assembly adjourns after paying tributes to Pulwama martyrs
Bhopal, Feb 18 (IANS) On the first day of the Budget session of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday, the House was adjourned after paying tributes to the CRPF troopers who died in a terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Elected CM on the road, poll loser ruling Puducherry: Kejriwal
Puducherry, Feb 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday termed it a "travesty of democracy" that an elected Chief Minister was sitting on the road while a person who was defeated in the Delhi elections is ruling Puducherry as Lt. Governor.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Synthetic fibres contribute to plastic pollution in environment: Study
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Polyester and other synthetic fibres like nylon are major contributors of microplastics pollution in the environment, say researchers and suggest switching to biosynthetic fibres to prevent this.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Electric buses to ply in Shimla
Shimla, Feb 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday flagged off an electric bus for Shimla city.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Indian forces will give befitting reply to Pulwama attack: Amit Shah
Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah said on Monday that Indian security forces will give a befitting reply to the "cowardly" terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir in which 49 CRPF troopers lost their lives.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
India is cultural treasure of thousands of years: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) India is a cultural treasure trove of thousands of years that has faced long periods of slavery and invasions unfazed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, adding that its different cultural 'beads' make the country multi-dimensional.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
LinkedIn starts showing trending stories of the day
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Taking a leaf out of Twitter's book, Microsoft on Monday launched a new way for its over 55 million members in the country to see the day's top professional news stories and conversations happening around them -- all in one place.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
US-Taliban talks in Islamabad postponed
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) The peace talks between the US and the Afghan Taliban, slated to take place here on Monday, were postponed after most members of the group's negotiating team were unable to travel due to "the US and UN travel restrictions", the media reported.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Premji unveils Wipro-Kawasaki plant near Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) IT czar and Wipro Chairman Azim Premji on Monday unveiled the new plant of Wipro-Kawasaki joint venture to manufacture hydraulic pumps and motors for the construction machinery at Bidadi, about 40 km from Bengaluru.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
India seeks immediate release of Jhadav
The Hague, Feb 18 (IANS) India on Monday contended before the International Court of Justice here the continued custody of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan jail was unlawful and demanded his release saying Islamabad has seriously violated various provisions of the 1963 Vienna Convention and other protocols.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
World must take firm steps against terrorism, supporters: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) In an apparent message to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that the time for talks was over in the wake of Pulwama suicide bombing and said the global community should unite and act firmly against terrorists and those supporting it.
2019-02-18
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Opposition demands Nitish Kumar's resignation over Bihar shelter home rape case
Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) The Opposition on Monday created a ruckus in the Bihar Assembly demanding Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation, two days after a special POCSO court in Muzaffarpur directed the CBI to investigate the involvement of Kumar and two IAS officers in the infamous shelter home rape case.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Declare pension a fundamental right for retired employees: BMS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Calling for a review of all existing pension schemes in the country, RSS-affiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) has demanded that pension must be declared a fundamental right of a retired employee.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
All Indian Cine Workers Association announces ban on Pakistani artistes
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) The All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) on Monday announced a ban on Pakistani artistes in the country, saying they will resort to strong action against anyone who collaborates with talent from Pakistan.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Rs 46 cr collected under Bharat Ke Veer: Government
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Government on Monday said that a sum of Rs 46 crore has been collected and dispersed as part of the "Bharat Ke Veer" initiative for CRPF troopers who lost their lives in the February 14 Pulwama attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
RCom stock up 10% as company reaches agreement with lenders
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Reliance Communication (RCom) stock rose sharply by over 11 per cent on Monday, a day after the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group reached an understanding by which the lenders will refrain from selling stock pledged by the promoters till September 30, 2019.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
MLA breaks down in UP Assembly
Lucknow, Feb 18 (IANS) A Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA broke down in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Monday and threatened self-immolation if the money stolen from him a month ago was not recovered within a fortnight.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Shehbaz Sharif indicted in housing scam case
Lahore, Feb 18 (IANS) An accountability court on Monday indicted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif along with nine others in a housing scandal.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pulwama attack: Bengal teenager held for objectionable social media posts
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) A 17-year-old boy from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district has been apprehended for his objectionable social media posts against the Indian Army, police said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
RCom stock rises sharply
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Reliance Communication (RCom) stock rose sharply by over 11 per cent on Monday, a day after the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group reached an understanding by which the lenders will refrain from selling stock pledged by the promoters till September 30, 2019.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
SC admits RInfra minor's plea challenging HC order favouring DMRC
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) RInfra on Monday said that the Supreme Court has admitted a Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by its subsidiary challenging a Delhi High Court order that set aside an over Rs 5,800 crore arbitral award won by the RInfra minor against the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rahul to launch election campaign in Maharashtra on March 1
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi will launch the national campaign for the coming Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra with a mega rally in Dhule, a traditional party bastion, on March 1, an official said here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Major, Pakistani mastermind among 7 killed in Pulwama (Third Lead)
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) A Pakistani JeM terrorist who plotted the suicide bombing on a CRPF convoy and an Indian Army Major were among seven people killed in fighting between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Facebook behaving like 'digital gangsters': UK parliamentary report
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Lashing out at Facebook for behaving like "digital gangsters" in the online world, a UK parliamentary committee concluded that the social networking giant intentionally and knowingly violated both data privacy and anti-competition laws.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Curfew temporarily relaxed in some parts of Jammu
Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) The curfew in Jammu, which was imposed on February 15, was relaxed temporarily on Monday in some parts of the city, an official said.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Banita Sandhu 'super excited' to return on film set with 'Varmaa'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) "October" actress Banita Sandhu, who will be seen as the female lead in "Varmaa" - the Tamil remake of Telugu film "Arjun Reddy" - is looking forward to return to a film set. She says she was waiting for the right project to come her way.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Jute mills fail to submit undertakings on statutory dues, centre extends deadline
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) With jute millers not furnishing undertakings on payment of statutory dues to workers and prompt payment for raw jute supplies within the stipulated date citing ongoing discussions with the Ministry of Textiles, the Jute Commissioner has extended the deadline to February 20.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Tagore belongs to world: Kovind
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) 'Gurudev' Rabindranath Tagore was a remarkable genius, and remains not just India's, but the worlds foremost cultural icons, President Ramnath Kovind said here on Monday, while presenting the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Punjab budget: Petrol, diesel rates slashed
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) The Punjab government on Monday slashed the rates of petrol and diesel by Rs 5 and Re 1, respectively in the annual budget presented for the state.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Kejriwal meets protesting Puducherry CM
Puducherry, Feb 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday met his Puducherry counterpart V. Narayanasamy and vowed to "fight together for full statehood".
2019-02-18
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
No real job data available: BJP MP on growth-loss barb
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Reacting to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's "job-loss growth" barb at the government, BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Monday said there was no real job data available and the NSSO survey did not consider the measures taken to revitalise the MSME and informal sector.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Remove Sania Mirza as Telangana brand ambassador: BJP MLA
Hyderabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Controversial BJP legislator Raja Singh on Monday called for removing Indian tennis star Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of Telangana, calling her "Pakistan's daughter-in-law".
2019-02-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Sports,Terrorism
Smoking may damage immunity of skin cancer patients: Study
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Smoking may damage the immune response against melanoma and limit patients' survival chances, according to a new study.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP MP Kirti Azad joins Congress, flays Modi for 'jumlas'
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician and suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad joined the Congress here on Monday and flayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making what he said were false promises and said there was no internal democracy in the BJP.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan will be very important country in future: Saudi Crown Prince
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has said that Pakistan will be a very, very important country in the coming future and that his country had been waiting for a leadership like that of Prime Minister Imran Khan to partner with Islamabad in various areas.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Ex-diplomat's photo-exhibit on Himalayan 'majesty, mystery'
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Interspersed with colour photographs, a series of black-and-white stills on display here take one through the enrapturing Himalayan belt. Captured over 60 years by Deb Mukharji, a former Indian Foreign Service member and envoy to Nepal and Bangladesh, the images freeze the infectious charm of the mountains he dearly loves.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Anticipating glitches ahead of NASA Mars mission
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers are developing a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew members and tick off problems that may make or break the Mission to Mars.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Education
Register case against Cognizant for bribing TN officials: Stalin
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Monday demanded the registration of a case against the US-based Cognizant Technology Solutions for bribing Tamil Nadu government officials in an effort to secure construction permits.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Business/Economy
I feel we can tell many stories through songs: Shashanka Ghosh
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Shashanka Ghosh is working on a Hindi adaptation of musical comedy drama "Begin Again", and the "Veere Di Wedding" director says he is not sure how he will give a "Bollywood touch" to the story.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
World must unite to act against terrorism: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Asserting that the time for talks is over in the wake of Pulwama suicide bombing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the world should unite against terrorism and those supporting it.
2019-02-18
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Rekha Bhardwaj, Harshdeep Kaur pull out of event in Lahore
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Singers Rekha Bhardwaj and Harshdeep Kaur have withdrawn their names from Shaan-e-Pakistan 2019 gala in Lahore next month in the wake of the Pulwama suicide bombing that killed 49 troopers.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
I-League teams planning court route to stall Srinagar matches
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With uncertainty continuing over the I-League encounter between Real Kashmir and Minerva Punjab FC, the fate of the February 28 Real Kashmir match against East Bengal, also scheduled to be played in Srinagar, has come under the cloud.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
'Contemporary Mizo identity, art practice still traditionally rooted'
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With a focus to put Mizoram on the map of the burgeoning Indian contemporary art, 14 young artists from the northeastern state will exhibit their works here that speak of the contemporary Mizo identity as a complex mixture of global influences and valued regional traditions.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
US woman 'deeply regrets' joining IS
Damascus, Feb 18 (IANS) An American woman captured by Kurdish forces after fleeing the last Islamic State stronghold in Syria, has said that she "deeply regrets" joining the terror group and has pleaded to be allowed to return to her family in Alabama.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism
Congress to finalize candidates, manifesto by February
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With a view to preventing infighting due to ticket distribution, the Congress has directed all its state units to expedite the process of candidate selection as well as state-wise electoral understanding for the Lok Sabha before this month which shall be then approved by the Congress Election Committee.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
New drug to delay ageing discovered
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a new drug that can delay ageing demonstrated by declining muscle mass, strength and function.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Is mammography test to spot breast cancer necessary at all?
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A woman under 40, with no known breast cancer risk or visible symptoms of the deadly disease, need not take regular mammography tests, say health experts.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
N. Korea at historic turning point: State media
Pyongyang, Feb 18 (IANS) North Korea is at the cusp of a historical turning point, a state-run newspaper said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Earth is flat, said YouTube
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) In a major goof-up, popular video-sharing platform YouTube projected it upon impressionable minds that -- the Earth is flat -- raising the number of people who now seriously believe the planet to be a flat unending stretch of land, a study said.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Education
Violence mars Brazil's Guanabara Cup final
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 18 (IANS) A late goal from midfielder Danilo Barcelos gave Vasco de Gama a 1-0 victory over Fluminense in a Guanabara Cup final that was marred by violence and confusion.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Filmmakers should make movies for theatres: Steven Spielberg
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Steven Spielberg has urged other filmmakers to make movies for theatres and not just for television.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Boca Juniors climb to third in Superliga Argentina
Buenos Aires, Feb 18 (IANS) Emmanuel Mas and Mauro Zarate struck second-half goals as defending champions Boca Juniors defeated Lanus 2-1 in the Superliga Argentina.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Lena Headey thinks refusing sex with Weinstein hurt her career
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" star Lena Headey feels that refusing sex with Harvey Weinstein harmed a decade of her career.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jussie Smollet's case goes to grand jury
Chicago, Feb 18 (IANS) Actor Jussie Smollet's case of homophobic attack will now come before a grand jury next week.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Total Dhamaal' team donates Rs 50 lakh for Pulwama martyrs' kin
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) The team of "Total Dhamaal" has donated Rs 50 lakh to the families of the CRPF personnel who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mexico's Queretaro FC sack coach Puente
Mexico City, Feb 18 (IANS) Mexico's Queretaro sacked manager Rafael Puente after the football team suffered their seventh straight top flight defeat.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
China's elderly population to grow in 30 years
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) People aged 65 years and older are expected to make up for around 30 per cent of China's population in the next 30 years, authorities said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Sports and politics should be kept separate: PCB MD
Lahore, Feb 18 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed "extreme" disappointment over the removal of posters of Pakistan Prime Minister and World Cup-winning skipper Imran Khan in the Cricket Club of India, Mumbai, and elsewhere and IMG Reliance pulling out of the deal to produce and broadcast PSL 2019 in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attacks.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pakistani who plotted suicide bombing killed: Police
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Security forces on Monday shot dead a Pakistani militant of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) who masterminded the suicide bombing of a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir killing 49 troopers, police sources said.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Pakistan summons its envoy in India for consultations
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday summoned its High Commissioner in India, Sohail Mahmood, for "consultations" following diplomatic tensions between the two countries after the suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir killed 49 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
After two miscarriages, motherhood makes Spearritt feel 'incredible'
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Hannah Spearritt is on cloud nine to have her own child, especially after suffering two miscarriages.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Punjab Budget session heats up as Akalis protest against Sidhu
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) Angry scenes were witnessed in the Punjab Assembly in a war of words between state cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLAs, especially Bikram Singh Majithia, which forced adjournment before the budget could be presented in the House here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Goa government scheme promotes goat-breeding for meat
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) A new scheme promoted by the BJP-led coalition government in Goa wants to promote goat breeding in the coastal state because goat-meat or mutton, does not have religious taboo.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
No RBI decision yet on interim dividend quantum to be paid to government
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The RBI decides independently on the quantum of interim dividend to be paid to the Centre and a central bank committee is currently examining the issue, the government said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pulwama mastermind killed: Police
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Security forces on Monday shot dead a Pakistani militant of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) who masterminded the suicide bombing of a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir killing 49 troopers, police sources said.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Household toxins linked to multiple disorders in children: Study
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Children living in homes that have toxic chemicals on the floors and furniture are exposed to higher concentrations of harmful semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in their blood or urine than those without these materials, finds a new study.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pakistan foreign ministry website hacked, India blamed
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan following the deadly Pulwama attack on February 14, Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs website was not working in several countries including the US on Saturday, the media reported.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
White House defends Trump's emergency declaration
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) The White House has defended President Donald Trumps declaration of a national emergency at the southern border with Mexico and sought to clarify his contradictory statements about its necessity, amid mounting legal challenges and objections from Congress.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Poonam Dhillon excited to star in 'Jai Mummy Di'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Veteran actress Poonam Dhillon will star along with actors Sunny Singh and Sonnalli Seygall in the upcoming film "Jai Mummy Di".
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two judges of Jharkhand High Court take oath
Hazaribagh, Feb 18 (IANS) Two new judges of the Jharkhand High Court took oath of office here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jharkhand,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Court extends Chidambarams' interim protection from arrest
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday extended former Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram's interim protection from arrest till March 8 in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
After tough posturing, Sena and BJP to seal alliance
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Tottering on the brink for months, the Shiv Sena managed to bulldoze its way with the BJP, paving the way for a pre-poll alliance for the Lok Sabha and in all probability even the Assembly polls later in the year, party sources said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Singapore Airlines to fly Airbus A350 from Bengaluru soon
Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) Leading international carrier Singapore Airlines on Monday said it would fly Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft between Bengaluru and Singapore thrice a week from May 18.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
TN Law Minister welcomes SC order on Vedanta
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Law Minister C.Ve. Shanmugam on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court order allowing Vedanta's copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi to remain closed according to the state government's order.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Virus-infected bacteria can aid in fight against climate change
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Viruses do not always kill their microbial hosts, say researchers who found that virus-infected bacteria could thus provide help in the fight against climate change.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
BJP MP Kirti Azad joins Congress
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician and suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad on Monday joined the Congress in the presence of party President Rahul Gandhi.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Researchers developing new therapy to treat Parkinson's disease
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Cell replacement may play an increasing role in alleviating the symptoms such as movement problems and memory loss of Parkinson's disease (PD), researchers say.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
'Total Dhamaal' won't release in Pakistan
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Actor-producer Ajay Devgn on Monday announced that his forthcoming film "Total Dhamaal" will not release in Pakistan. The decision comes after the Pulwama terror attack that claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers last week.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Singapore-based BIGO announces $100 mn investment in India
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Singapore-based social media platform BIGO Technology on Monday announced an investment of over $100 million to expand its business in India in the next three years, creating nearly 1,000 jobs.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Pakistan calls its envoy to India for consultations
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday summoned its High Commissioner in India, Sohail Mahmood, for "consultations" following diplomatic tensions between the two countries after the suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 49 troopers.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Cardi B, Post Malone to headline DJ Khaled's 'Days of Summer' cruise
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Rappers Cardi B and Post Malone have been tapped to join music producer DJ Khaled's "Days of Summer" cruise.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ex-BJP man Kirti Azad joins Congress
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Former BJP leader Kirti Azad, who was suspended by the party, joined the Congress here on Monday in the presence of party chief Rahul Gandhi.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Major, 2 JeM commanders among 7 killed in Pulwama encounter
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Seven people, including an Indian Army major and two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants, were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, barely 10 km away from the spot of the deadly February 14 suicide attack on the CRPF convoy, police said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Set-back for Vedanta, SC refuses re-opening of TN copper smelting plant
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) In a set-back to Vedanta, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to order the re-opening of its Sterlite Copper Smelting plant located in Tamil Nadu as it set-aside the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) December 15 order on the grounds of jurisdiction.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Shutdown in Kerala over Youth Congress activists' murder
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) The Youth Congress in Kerala on Monday started a state-wide dawn to dusk shutdown in protest of murder of two of its activists allegedly by CPI-M workers in Kasargode last night.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Abe avoids commenting on Trump' candidature for Nobel Prize
Tokyo, Feb 18 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday declined to comment on US President Donald Trumps claims that he has nominated the American leader for this years Nobel Peace Prize, but instead praised Trumps efforts to defuse the North Korean nuclear crisis.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Intense cold wave grips Himachal
Shimla, Feb 18 (IANS) An intense cold wave gripped most parts of Himachal Pradesh on Monday with the weather office predicting more rain and snowfall in store.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Being part of 'New Amsterdam' broadens my horizons: Anupam Kher
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who is gearing up for the second season of "New Amsterdam", says being a part of the medical drama broadens his horizons.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australian Parliament cyber attack led by foreign country: PM
Canberra, Feb 18 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday that cyber attack on the country's Parliament earlier this month, was carried out by a "sophisticated" group controlled by a foreign government.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
Rahul condemns murder of 2 Youth Congress activists in Kerala
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday condemned the murder of two Youth Congress activists in Kerala.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
5G, foldable smartphones to dominate Mobile World Congress 2019
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The buzz around the first 5G-enabled smartphone and foldable devices will be the talk of the town as the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 opens in Barcelona next week.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
New Samsung Galaxy S series coming with industry-first features
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Samsung, which unveiled its highly-successful Galaxy S series in 2010, is all set to launch new flagship devices on the 10th anniversary of the S series with never-heard-before features here on February 20.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
US Deputy AG offered to wear wire into White House: Ex-FBI official
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe has said that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein "offered to wear a wire into the White House", the media reported on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Tripura BJP government to continue with Left's pension schemes: Minister
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) The BJP-led government in Tripura will continue with all 30 of the pension schemes introduced by the previous Left Front government that is benefiting 4,05,175 people, a Minister said here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy,Politics
India loses army major, 3 soldiers in Pulwama gunfight
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) A major and three soldiers, besides a civilian, were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district barely 10 km away from the suicide attack spot, police said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Cold, misty morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) It was a cold, misty morning in Delhi on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 11.2 degrees Celsius, the season's average, while the air quality was in the 'poor' category.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sensex, Nifty trade flat, auto stocks down
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Sensex and Nifty declined after opening on a flat to positive note on Monday led by selling in auto, IT and FMCG stocks.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Republican Senator in Colombia to supervise US aid for Venezuela
Bogota, Feb 18 (IANS) Republican Senator Marco Rubio arrived in Colombia to supervise the humanitarian aid that is being kept on the country's border with Venezuela, which is expected to be delivered to Caracas starting next week.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Colombia,Diplomacy,Politics
Rain, snow forecast for J&K
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Rain and snowfall is likely in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday and Tuesday after the minimum temperatures across the region improved following a nightlong cloud cover.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ex-Cambridge Analytica Director cooperated with Mueller subpoena
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) A former director of Cambridge Analytica, who visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after the 2016 US presidential election, was subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office and cooperated, according to her lawyer.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Curfew continues in Jammu
Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) The curfew in Jammu continued on Monday for the fourth consecutive day with authorities likely to take a decision on its relaxation later.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
4 soldiers killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Four soldiers were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistan will be very important in future: Saudi Crown Prince
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has expressed optimism about the economic future of Pakistan, saying his country had been waiting for a leadership like that of Prime Minister Imran Khan to partner with Islamabad in various areas.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Jammu-Srinagar highway to open for one-way traffic
Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway is slated to open for one-way traffic on Monday, according to a traffic department official.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
Eliminating terrorism requires international commitment: Iraq President
Baghdad, Feb 18 (IANS) Iraqi President Barham Salih has said the elimination of terrorism requires an international commitment to support the affected countries, and their reconstruction.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Two-minute silence observed for Pulwama martyrs at Marshmello's show
Pune, Feb 18 (IANS) Before making his fans dance to his foot-tapping numbers here, American electronic music producer and DJ Marshmello observed two-minute silence for the 49 CRPF troopers who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ayushmann Khurrana strives for perfection: Rochak Kohli
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Music composer Rochak Kohli, who is known for his collaboration with singer-actor Ayushmann Khurrana, praised him saying he strives for perfection.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Poland PM cancels Israel trip after Netanyahu's Holocaust comment
Warsaw, Feb 18 (IANS) Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has cancelled a trip to Israel following comments on the Holocaust by Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Poland,Diplomacy,Politics
Mike Posner stays silent to preserve voice
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Singer Mike Posner says he loves to stay silent to preserve his singing voice.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Assad says Syrian constitution not for bargaining
Damascus, Feb 18 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday the Syrian constitution is not for bargaining.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Saudi Arabia signs deals worth $20 bn with Pakistan
Riyadh, Feb 18 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday signed with Pakistan eight agreements worth $20 billion, the media reported.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Netanyahu to meet Putin to improve coordination on Syria
Jerusalem, Feb 18 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to strengthen the coordination of both countries' armies in Syria.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy
Sit-in against withdrawal of Bengali film from theatres, Soumitra calls it fascist policy
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Film buffs and youth activists on Sunday joined a sit-in protest here against the withdrawal of director Anik Dutta's film "Bhobishyoter Bhoot" (Ghost of the Future) from almost all multiplexes and single screen theatres in West Bengal.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Niti Aayog delegation visits Saudi Arabia, Invest India grid launched
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Invest India Grid was launched in Saudi Arabia during the visit of Niti Aayog delegation with 40 opportunities of investment, trade and business also identified during the visit.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
May issues fresh plea to Conservative MPs to unite over Brexit
London, Feb 17 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May has issued a fresh plea to Conservative MPs to unite and deliver on Brexit, urging the ruling party to "move beyond what divides us" and sacrifice "personal preferences".
2019-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Afghan forces kill 20 militants, overrun Taliban base
Kabul, Feb 17 (IANS) Afghan government forces have killed 20 militants and overrun a Taliban base in Sari Pul province, an official said on Sunday.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Modi lays foundation stone of Patna Metro Rail
Begusarai (Bihar), Feb 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendar Modi on Sunday laid the foundation of the much-awaited Patna Metro Rail through video conferencing from Begusarai in Bihar.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Politics
MNS demands that music labels pull down Pakistani artistes' works
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) T-Series has pulled down videos and stopped promotions of two songs by Pakistani artistes after a demand from the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) following the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Three Rohingya Muslims detained in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) Three Rohingya Muslims were detained by the Government Railway Police (GRP) at Lumding town in Central Assam's Hojai district on Sunday morning.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Separatist leaders never asked for security: Hurriyat
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Reacting to the Jammu and Kashmir government's decision to withdraw security cover for five separatist leaders, the Hurriyat Conference said they had never sought security at the first place.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra key for BJP in LS polls
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Maharashtra, the electorally major states where the BJP had done exceedingly well in the 2014 elections, could hold the key to the party returning to power in the coming elections -- depending on its alliances or the rivals.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vidarbha, the new powerhouse of domestic cricket
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Mumbai, Delhi, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are the teams which have always dominated the domestic cricket circuit. However, Vidarbha -- one of the lower rated teams not too long ago -- has changed people's assumptions and has done the unexpected.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Imran's 'peace' push turns into bloody push
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) From telephoning Kashmiri separatists directly to raising the issue of alleged human rights violations with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's so-called peace rush has quickly turned into a bloody push.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Security cover of 5 J&K separatist leaders withdrawn
Jammu, Feb 17 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir authorities on Sunday decided to withdraw the security cover of five separatist leaders, including Mirwaiz Umer Farooq.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Technology in Cricket: 'To be or not to be, is the question' (Column: Close-in)
The introduction of technology into cricket has not been a smooth one. The phrase "to err is human" was precisely why cricketers and cricket administrators around the world felt that with modern technology, the chances of a human error will be adequately solved. Furthermore, the introduction of stump mics, spider cams, DRS, snickometers will bring about transparency and excitement to the television viewers, who are growing in millions.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Twitter retains old messages even after they are deleted: Report
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has reportedly been retaining messages shared on its platform including deleted messages along with data shared and received from accounts that have been suspended or deactivated, the media reported.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rupee weakened against $ in choppy weekly trade
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) In a choppy week's trade, the Indian currency weakened against the US dollar to close above the 71 a dollar mark on Friday, owing to a sharp rise in crude oil prices, turmoil in the equity markets and uncertainty around the US-China trade relations.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Actor Bruno Ganz dead at 77
Zurich, Feb 17 (IANS) Legendary actor Bruno Ganz, who played Adolf Hitler in the film "Downfall", is dead. He was 77.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
3 dead, 50 injured as bus falls into drain in Jabalpur
Jabalpur, Feb 17 (IANS) Three people were killed and 50 injured when a passenger bus fell into a drain here early on Sunday morning.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian salesman sexually harasses teenager in Dubai mall
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS) An Indian salesman has been accused of sexually harassing a 15-year-old girl at a mall in Dubai.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Modi arrives in Bihar to launch projects
Begusarai (Bihar), Feb 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here in Bihar on Sunday to lay the foundation stones of various development projects.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Jussie Smollet denies reports that attack on him was staged
Chicago, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Jussie Smollet has denied reports suggesting that he played a role in his own attack.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rajinikanth won't contest Lok Sabha polls
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid speculation whether he will take the plunge or not, superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday announced that he will not contest the coming Lok Sabha elections nor will he support any political party.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Cutting out on these foods can help combat gastrointestinal issues
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Cutting out specific foods can alleviate gastrointestinal issues for physically active people, especially a runner, researchers say.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
8 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban clash
Kabul, Feb 17 (IANS) At least eight policemen were killed and three injured after the Taliban stormed a security checkpoint in Balkh province, an official said on Sunday.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Rajinikanth not to contest Lok Sabha polls
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday announced that he won't contest the coming Lok Sabha battle and that his target was only the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Rajinikanth not to contest Lok Sabha polls
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday announced that he will not contest the coming Lok Sabha elections and also not extend support to any political party in Tamil Nadu.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse by 'yellow vest' protesters
Paris, Feb 17 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned anti-Semitic abuse directed at a prominent intellectual by a group of "yellow vest" protesters in Paris.
2019-02-17
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Facebook suspends 3 pages linked to Russian government
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) Three video-centric pages run by a viral video company - Maffick Media - have been suspended from Facebook because they failed to properly disclose their ties with Russia, the media reported.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Filmmaking: Braving All Transitions (Column: B-Town)
The film industry during the 70s and 80s consisted mostly of prospect hunters. There were established production houses but more coming every day to give a shot to filmmaking. The Hindi film industry moved from Lahore to Kolkata and thence to Mumbai where it prospered, throbbed and still delivers anything between 150 to 200 films every year.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Opinion/Commentary
Kovind, Modi greet Telangana CM on birthday
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on his 65th birthday.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Politics
US rock band slams Trump for using song
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) American Alternative rockers, R.E.M. has slammed President Donald Trump for retweeting a video clip from his State of the Union address that feature the band's superhit song, "Everybody Hurts".
2019-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
RBI may impose penalty on Yes Bank for info disclosure leading to stock soaring
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may impose monetary penalty on Yes Bank for breaching the confidentiality norms of its communications exchange with the private bank which the central bank is said to be treating as a market-related information slip aimed at boosting the stock.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Dev' is a pointless, boring love story (Review)
Film: "Dev"; Language: Tamil; Director: Rajath Ravishankar; Cast: Karthi, Rakul Preet Singh; Rating: *1/2
2019-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
India-Pakistan tensions, global cues to dent equity indices (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices may slide further in the coming week as the prevailing India-Pakistan tensions along with high global crude oil prices are expected to weigh heavy on investors' sentiments.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Cold, misty Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) It was a cold, misty morning in Delhi on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 10.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, with 'poor' air quality.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Net SIP growth falls 61% in April-December
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Growth of Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) in the country's mutual fund industry fell 61 per cent in the first nine months of the current fiscal, following a year of negative returns and the growing uncertainty due to the upcoming elections.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
US aid lands in Colombia to deliver supplies to Venezuela
Bogota, Feb 17 (IANS) A second wave of US aid landed at the Colombian-Venezuelan border in an effort to deliver supplies to Caracas amid the country's ongoing humanitarian crisis.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Colombia,Diplomacy,Politics
Bundesliga: Poulsen brace helps Leipzig to win over Stuttgart
Stuttgart (Germany), Feb 17 (IANS) Denmark forward Yussuf Poulsen scored a brace of goals for RB Leipzig, leading his side to a 3-1 victory over host VfB Stuttgart in a Bundesliga match held here.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Family, friends pay final respects to Argentina's Emiliano Sala
Progreso (Argentina), Feb 17 (IANS) Family and friends of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash last month in the English Channel, paid their final respects at a memorial service in his hometown here.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Vande Bharat Express begins first commercial run
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The indigenously built, high-speed Vande Bharat Express began its first commercial run from here on Sunday as per schedule, a day after it suffered a break down while on its way to Delhi from Varanasi.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Statins can prevent development of neurological disorder: Study
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Besides treating heart disease, cholesterol-lowering drugs statins can also be used to prevent the development of a neurodegenerative disease, finds a study.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Novel tools could help treat patients with TB
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) New diagnostic tools such as Machine Learning and precision medicine could help identify tuberculosis patients with the highest risk of reactivation of the disease, say researchers.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Can Artificial Intelligence take away your job? Probably not (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) If the buzz around Artificial Intelligence (AI) has left you nervous that it would soon take away your job and the technology works better than your brain, you are probably mistaken.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Human Interest/Society
Apple appoints Sam Jadallah to lead its 'Home' products line: Report
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) Apple has appointed Microsoft's former Corporate Vice President Sam Jadallah to lead the "Home" products category at Apple, CNBC reported early on Sunday.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
In MP, Congress begins selection of LS candidates
Bhopal, Feb 17 (IANS) Coming back to power after 15 years, the Congress in Madhya Pradesh is eyeing a repeat of a similar performance in the state in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections for which it is leaving no stones unturned.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Temperatures below freezing point in Himachal
Shimla, Feb 17 (IANS) After three days of widespread rain and snow, people in Himachal Pradesh woke up to a bright and sunny Sunday morning, but temperatures remained below the freezing point, an official said here.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
How tech giants are safeguarding your data at their mammoth facilities (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) With the dramatic rise in Internet fraud and data breaches in the past couple of years amid nation-state actors now threatening critical and sensitive government data, it has become crucial for the tech companies to put in place top-of-the-line measures to stay ahead of hackers.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Defence/Security
Havana cigar festival to begin on Monday
Havana, Feb 17 (IANS) The 21st edition of the annual Cuba's Habanos Cigar Festival will begin here on Monday, which will showcase new premium handmade cigars to domestic and international aficionados.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Cuba,Human Interest/Society
How art is reforming prisoners, giving them second chance at life (IANS Special Series)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) One often thinks of Indian prisons as dingy, cramped cells with their mean and often dehumanised inmates waiting for redemption. So it comes as a surprise when a group of prisoners takes to stage and gets applauded for performing a play written by Rabindranath Tagore or when paintings made by inmates are appreciated by art connoisseurs and get sold at art exhibitions for thousands of rupees.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Human Interest/Society,IANS Special Series,Art/Culture/Books
Scientists develop smart windows to clean air pollution
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) A team of Chinese scientists have developed a large-scale transparent smart window that can change light intensity while effectively capturing the particulate matter in smog, a study said.
2019-02-17
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Australian surfer critical after shark attack
Canberra, Feb 17 (IANS) An Australian surfer was in critical condition after he was attacked by a shark at a popular beach in New South Wales state.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Over 100 students, teachers abducted in Cameroon
Yaounde, Feb 17 (IANS) More than 100 students and teachers of a private college in Cameroon have been kidnapped, according to authorities.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Cameroon,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nigeria orders re-opening of borders after election postponement
Abuja, Feb 17 (IANS) The Nigerian government has ordered the re-opening of all the nation's borders following the postponement of the presidential and national assembly elections.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics
Guwahati teacher suspended over Facebook post on Pulwama attack
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) A college teacher was suspended here for a Facebook post over the February 14 suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama that claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Griezmann leads Atletico to La Liga win over Rayo
Madrid, Feb 17 (IANS) Superstar forward Antoine Griezmann led Atletico Madrid to a 1-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano, a result that gets the club back on track in the La Liga.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Trump's UN ambassador pick withdraws from consideration
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Heather Nauert, the incumbent spokeswoman for the US State Department and also President Donald Trump's pick to be the country's new UN ambassador, withdrew from consideration.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Curfew continues in Jammu
Jammu, Feb 17 (IANS) A curfew in Jammu continued for a third consecutive day on Sunday with the authorities saying that it will remain in force until the law and order situation improves in the city.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Trump meets US trade delegation after Beijing talks
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he met the team of US negotiators who had travelled last week to Beijing for a new round of trade negotiations with China.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
China hopes US, Russia will return to INF Treaty
Munich, Feb 17 (IANS) China hopes the US and Russia will return to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a senior Chinese official has said here.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy
It should not be forgiven and forgotten: Vicky Kaushal on Pulwama attack
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal has condemned the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which at least 49 CRPF troopers lost their lives. The actor described the episode as "sad".
2019-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Africa urged to strengthen food safety processes to tackle hunger
Nairobi, Feb 17 (IANS) A Kenyan scientist has urged the African states to strengthen sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) processes as a means to boost food safety that is key to tackle hunger on the continent.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Kenya,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom keen to have children
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom want to have children as soon as possible.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I suffered as an actress due to my public image: Neena Gupta
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) National Award winning actress Neena Gupta says she got stereotyped and was offered only negative roles in the early days of her career due to her public image and personal life.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Second marriage was my downfall: Kerry Katona
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Singer Kerry Katona says her second marriage was her "downfall".
2019-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
When Charlize Theron made out with dolls
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Oscar-winning star Charlize Theron says she started "making out" with herself and her dolls when she was seven.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Putin, Macron agree to continue coordination on Syrian peace process
Moscow, Feb 17 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have agreed during a telephonic conversation to continue coordination of the two countries to facilitate the peace settlement in Syria, the Kremlin said.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
I wanna be a global musical artiste: Jaden Smith
Pune, Feb 17 (IANS) "The Karate Kid" star Jaden Smith, also a rapper, had one of his "favourite performances ever" here. He doesn't want to just make strides in acting but also in music.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Javed Jaffrey gets emotional while receiving award for father Jagdeep
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Renowned actor Javed Jaffrey, son of "Soorma Bhopali" famed veteran actor Jagdeep, became emotional while receiving the CINTAA Hall Of Fame award for his father, here on Saturday night.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two Door Cinema Club's songs might feature in TV shows again
Pune, Feb 17 (IANS) Popular American TV shows like "Grey's Anatomy", "Teen Wolf" and "The Vampire Diaries" have featured at least one song by the Irish indie band Two Door Cinema Club. They say they are making new music so, the songs might be used in different shows in the future.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Man booked for wearing burkha, entering ladies toilet
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Police in Goa booked a 35-year-old state government employee for dressing as a Muslim woman in a burkha, and entering a ladies toilet at the central bus stand here, on Saturday.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JMB militant involved in Bodh Gaya blast arrested in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) The Special Task Force of Kolkata police on Saturday arrested an alleged operative of terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), said to be directly involved in last year's Bodh Gaya blast, an officer said.
2019-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
CCI covers Imran's portrait following Pulwama attack
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Cricket Club of India (CCI) has covered a portrait of former cricketer and current Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at its premises following the terrorist attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Sports,Terrorism
Karnataka's slain CRPF trooper laid to rest with full honours
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) The last rites of a CRPF trooper from Karnataka, killed in the Pulwama attack, were held on Saturday at his native village in Mandya district with full honours as thousands bid tearful adieu.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Trinamool, Left, BJP take out rallies in Kolkata to protest Pulwama attack
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Saturday organised a candle march led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here to protest against the terror attack on a paramilitary convoy in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 49 troopers while the opposition Left Front and the BJP also hit the streets.
2019-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Terrorism
Sea of humanity bids farewell to slain CRPF jawan in Bengal
Kolkata/Bauria, Feb 16 (IANS) Emotion, anger and wailing by near and dear ones created heart-touching scenes as CRPF head constable Bablu Santra was on Saturday brought home, lifeless, two weeks before a scheduled leave he had applied for to spend time with his family.
2019-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Terrorism
Terrorism must be countered at global and regional levels: Bangladesh Minister
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Bangladesh Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Saturday condemned the terror attack on a paramilitary convoy in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 49 troopers and said terrorism has to be countered globally and regionally.
2019-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
24 automotive beauties set to adorn heritage city lanes on Monday
Gandhinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) To promote heritage tourism, the Grand Heritage Drive 2019 will be launched in Ahmedabad on Monday, displaying the vintage and classic collections of automobiles in the country.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Competitions important for growth, says DJ Skip
Pune, Feb 16 (IANS) DJ Skip has represented India at various world DJ championships. He has been in the industry for a while, but doesn't shy away from participating in competitions as he feels they help in improving skills.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Two slain CRPF troopers laid to rest in TN with full honours
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Amid teary eyes and emotional scenes, the two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) bravehearts from Tamil Nadu, killed in the Pulwama terror attack, were on Saturday laid to rest their native places with full government honours.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
AAP, BJP trade charges over voter list, calls continue
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Earlier this week, a 29-year-old professional received a call from someone claiming to be from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), telling him that his name has been deleted from the voters' list and that the party will help him get re-enrolled. Soon after the call, he checked online and found his name intact in the voters' list.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Himachal student held for comments on social media on Pulwama attack
Shimla, Feb 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Police on Saturday arrested an engineering undergraduate student of a private university for positing comments in favour of the Pulwama terror attack that left 49 CRPF troopers dead, police said.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Kashmir,Terrorism
Badminton nationals: Railways want champions AAI disqualified
Guwahati, Feb 16 (IANS) The Senior National Badminton Championship here on Saturday got embroiled in a controversy as runners-up Railways alleged that newly crowned champions Airport Authority of India (AAI) have fielded "ineligible" players and appealed for their disqualification.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Badminton
I-League: Gokulam share spoils with Arrows
Kozhikode, Feb 16 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC extended their winless run to three months, sharing spoils in a 1-1 draw against the Indian Arrows in an I-League return leg fixture at the EMS Corporation Stadium, here on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Kashmiri students turned out of PG accommodations in Haryana after Pulwama attack
Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) Over 100 Kashmiri students, including girls, have been turned out of their paying guest (PG) accommodations in Mullana village in Haryana's Ambala district, forcing them to seek refuge with the authorities of a private deemed university where they are studying.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Politics,Terrorism
Film reviews helped me gain visibility: Raj Kumar Gupta
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Director Raj Kumar Gupta of "No One Killed Jessica" fame says reviews by critics helped him gain visibility and reach out to his target audience.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Telangana Police's face recognition tool reunites missing girl with family
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Telangana Police's face recognition tool 'Darpan' has reunited a seven-year-old missing girl with her parents after two years.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
'Bharat ke Veer' website getting slow due to tremendous response from public: Rajnath
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday that due to tremendous response from the people to contribute voluntarily to the "Bharat ke Veer" trust to support the families of the CRPF troopers killed in Pulwama, its website was "getting slow."
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Congress Working Committee to meet in Ahmedabad on Feb 28
Ahmedabad, Feb 16 (IANS) A meeting of the Congress Working Committee, the party's highest decision making body, will take place in Ahmedabad on February 28.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Telangana make bus travel free for kidney patients
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Kidney patients in Telangana will now be eligible for free travel in the buses of state-owned Telangana State Road Development Corporation (TSRTC).
2019-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
ISL: Pune deliver Jamshedpur's chances a hammer blow
Jamshedpur, Feb 16 (IANS) A clinical display by FC Pune City saw them run out 4-1 victors over Jamshedpur FC in an Indian Super League clash at the JRD Tata Sports Complex, here on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football
Pulwama attack an assault on India's sovereignty: BJP
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Saturday described the Pulwama terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir as an attack on the country's sovereignty and said Pakistan will never succeed in its nefarious design.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Saina beats Sindhu to claim national title
Guwahati, Feb 16 (IANS) Saina Nehwal won the women's singles category of the 83rd national badminton championship by defeating PV Sindhu in straight games at the TRP Indoor stadium here on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Badminton
Delhi Congress holds candle light vigil for slain CRPF troopers
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Delhi Congress here on Saturday organised candle light marches in all the 280 blocks of the national capital to pay homage to the 49 CRPF troopers killed in the Pulwama terror strike and urged the Centre to give a befitting reply to those behind the attack.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Karachi school loses registration as students sing Indian songs
Karachi, Feb 16 (IANS) A school in Karachi lost its registration after a video of its children singing Indian songs with the tricolour in the background at a function went viral.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Experts split on checking water flow to Pakistan
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Amidst calls for acting tough in the wake of the terror attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama on Thursday, experts bat for "stopping" water to Pakistan from the west and east flowing rivers, like Indus and Beas. However, others doubt possibility of such an action.
2019-02-16
Category: International, India,National,Politics
Real coach rejects deliberate foul charge against Ramos
Madrid, Feb 16 (IANS) Real Madrid head coach Santiago Solari on Saturday refused to accept that Spain defender Sergio Ramos had deliberately gone out to get booked with a yellow card during his team's 2-1 away win against Ajax in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Terror attack: Odisha IPS Association offers to contribute one day's salary
Bhubaneswar, Feb 16 (IANS) The IPS Association of Odisha on Saturday said its members will contribute one day's salary for supporting the bereaved families of the CRPF personnel who were martyred in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama on Thursday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
TN anti-corruption bureau can probe Cognizant paying bribe to TN officials
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Even though Cognizant Technology Solutions has resolved with the US authorities the case of bribing Tamil Nadu government officials with $2 million, the Directorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption (DVAC) can start a probe to find out the corrupt officials, said serving and a retired top official of DVAC.
2019-02-16
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Andhra announces Rs 5 lakh each to kin of Pulwama martyrs
Amaravati, Feb 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday announced financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of CRPF jawans martyred in Thursday's terrorist attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Terrorism must be countered at global and regional levels: Bangladesh Minister
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Bangladesh Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Saturday condemned the terror attack on a paramilitary convoy in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 49 troopers and said terrorism has to be countered globally and regionally.
2019-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
No acquisition of farm land without farmers' consent: Rahul
Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh), Feb 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said his party governments will not take farmer's land without their consent.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Vidarbha clinches Irani Cup title
Nagpur, Feb 16 (IANS) Riding their first innings lead, Ranji champions Vidarbha clinched the Irani Cup defeating Rest of India (RoI) at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Major dies while defusing landmine near LoC in Rajouri
Jammu, Feb 16 (IANS) The Army Major who was killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district near the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday died while defusing a landmine, Army said.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Gloom, anger across India as last rites of CRPF martyrs held (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A pall of gloom combined with anger and patriotic fervour was witnessed across the country on Saturday as the tricolour-bedecked mortal remains of the CRPF troopers, killed in the Pulwama attack, reached their homes and last rites conducted with full state honours.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
58 Karol Bagh hotels shut for fire safety violations
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Delhi government has closed 58 guest houses in Karol Bagh after their fire safety certificates were cancelled for violations.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: Bikramjit snatches win for Mohun Bagan with late strike
Aizawl, Feb 16 (IANS) A late goal by Bikramjit Singh handed Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan their seventh victory of the current I-League season, as they defeated Aizawl FC 2-1 at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Vande Bharat Express ready for commercial run on Sunday: Railways
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Allaying apprehensions about unusual stop for over three hours of the Vande Bharat Express, a day after its launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Railways on Saturday said the indigenously built train has been "thoroughly checked" and is "ready" for its first commercial run, scheduled on Sunday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Kin of pregnant British-Bangladeshi IS bride plead for her return
London, Feb 16 (IANS) The family of Shamima Begum, the British teenager of Bangladeshi descent who ran away from here in 2015 to become an Islamic State jihadi bride, have urged the UK government to bring back the heavily-pregnant girl "urgently".
2019-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security,Terrorism
MHA advisory on safety of people from J&K
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued an advisory to states in the wake of isolated reports coming from some parts of the country that students and residents from Jammu and Kashmir were facing the heat after the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Stop spending funds on separatists, PM urged
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Taxpayers Association of Bharat (TAXAB) on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop spending government funds on providing security to the separatist and Hurriyat leaders in the Kashmir valley.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India imposes 200% import duty on Pak goods
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A day after withdrawing the Most Favoured Nation status to Pakistan, India on Saturday slapped a 200 per cent import duty on all goods originating or exported from Pakistan.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
J&K Governor calls for defeating forces inimical to peace
Jammu, Feb 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday appealed to the people of the state to maintain peace and communal harmony to defeat forces inimical to peace.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Hockey nationals: Railways face Haryana, MP up against Maharashtra in semis (Preview)
Hisar (Haryana), Feb 16 (IANS) Defending champions Railways, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra would take their shot at their spots in the final at the semi-finals of the 9th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2019 (A Division), here on Sunday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Hockey
IAF demonstrates fire power in Rajasthan
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) As India explores military options to avenge Pulwama attacks, close to 150 Indian Air Force (IAF) fighters demonstrated their fire power at an exercise Vayu Shakti in Rajasthan on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
JD-U to contest Lok Sabha polls from Assam, Manipur
Guwahati, Feb 16 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janta Dal-United (JD-U) on Saturday said it will contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls from two northeastern states - Assam and Manipur.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Rajnath holds meeting with RAW chief, NSA, other security officials
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday held a meeting with RAW chief A. K. Dhasmana, Additional Director IB Arvind Kumar, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and NSA Ajit Doval in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack that left 49 CRPF troopers dead.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Maharashtra bids tearful adieu to two troopers killed in Kashmir attack
Buldhana (Maharashtra), Feb 16 (IANS) Amidst slogans of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', Maharashtra on Saturday bid a tearful adieu to the two CRPF troopers from the state who were among the 49 killed in the Pulwama suicide attack on Thursday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Karachi school shut for playing Indian song
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A school in Karachi lost its registration after a video of its children singing Indian songs with the Tricolor in the background in a function went viral.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Sidhu puts Congress, Amarinder on back foot with Pulwama comments; trolled on social media
Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) With a growing clamour on social media seeking his sacking, Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has again put the Congress party and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on the back foot with his comments defending Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy which left 49 troopers dead.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Saina beats Sindhu in summit clash
Guwahati, Feb 16 (IANS) Saina Nehwal won the women's singles category of the 83rd national badminton championship by defeating PV Sindhu in straight games at the TRP Indoor stadium here on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Badminton
Manipur student leader held on sedition charges in Delhi
Imphal, Feb 16 (IANS) Manipur Students' Association Delhi (MSAD) advisor Thokchom Veewon was arrested under sedition charges by a joint team of Delhi and Manipur police here on Friday, police said.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Manipur,National,Education,Politics
Emphasis on opening weekend biz damaging art of cinema: Swara Bhasker
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhasker says the constant emphasis on a films box office collection is damaging the art of cinema.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US prosecutors charges 2 ex-Cognizant executives in $2m bribery of TN officials
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Two former high-ranking executives of the technology giant Cognizant have been charged by US prosecutors in the alleged $2 million bribery of Tamil Nadu government officials to get building permits for campus in Chennai.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
US Consulate at Mumbai marks 180th anniversary, mourns Pulwama victims
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) The US Consulate-General in Mumbai marked its 180 years of its trailblazing diplomatic journey in India's commercial capital, with a mega celebration on Friday night entitled 'Namaste America'.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy
Thousands turn up in Kerala to bid farewell to CRPF martyr
Wayanad (Kerala), Feb 16 (IANS) Thousands of people from various walks of life turned up Saturday to pay homage to CRPF havaldar V.V. Vasanth Kumar, killed in the Pulwama terror attack, as his mortal remains were brought here for last rites.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mona Singh wants to explore her potential
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Mona Singh says she wants to keep on polishing her craft and exploring potential as an artiste.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Gurugram musical show attracts protest
Gurugram, Feb 16 (IANS) Over 500 members of different Hindu organisations held protests at the Leisure Valley Park where a private company had organised a musical show on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Rima Das' Assamese film gets special mention at at Berlinale
Berlin, Feb 16 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Rima Das' Assamese feature film "Bulbul Can Sing" received a 'Special Mention at the Berlin International Film Festival 2019.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Germany,Cinema/Showbiz
Court extends Vadra's interim bail till March 2
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday extended Robert Vadra's interim bail till March 2. Vadra was present at the court for the first time in connection with a money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Friends, teammates attend Sala's funeral
Buenos Aires, Feb 16 (IANS) Argentine striker Emiliano Sala's funeral took place in Progreso, his hometown, on Saturday, with representatives from Carddiff City and his old club Nantes present.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
How CRPF troopers got trapped
Srinagar/New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Valentine's Day isn't a very popular event among the forces, yet for over 2,500 men of CRPF's 76th Battalion returning from leave to join duty in Srinagar, the bus ride from Jammu starting as early as 2.33 am was to be memorable -- which turned most tragic as events unfolded in a few hours.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
Gujarati family to aid Rs 1 lakh to each Pulwama martyrs' families
Gandhinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) An Ahmedabad-based Gujarati business family will donate Rs 1 lakh to each family of the CRPF troopers slain in the terror attack in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir's on Thursday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
Sidhu puts Congress, Amarinder on back foot with Pulwama comments; trolled on social media
Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has again put the Congress party and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on the back foot with his comments defending Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy which left 49 troopers dead.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Children of BSF families to visit Bangladesh
Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) In a unique move 24 schoolchildren of the BSF families would be visiting Bangladesh on Sunday, an official said here on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security
Egypt's Army kills 7 terrorists in Sinai
Cairo, Feb 16 (IANS) As many as seven militants were killed on Saturday in a shootout at a checkpoint in the country's North Sinai province, officials said. 15 military personnel were either killed or wounded in the gun battle, he added.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Egypt,Defence/Security,Terrorism
My hubby Karan a dream co-star: Bipasha Basu
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Bipasha Basu enjoys working with actor and husband Karan Singh Grover, and says he is a dream co-star.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Glad to be in industry at the right time: Ankita Lokhande
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Ankita Lokhande who made her Bollywood debut with "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi" is happy to be part of the industry when content is the king.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bihar DM adopts daughters of martyred CRPF jawans
Patna, Feb 16 (IANS) Inayat Khan, District Magistrate (DM) of Sheikhpura in Bihar, on Saturday decided to adopt the daughters of two CRPF troopers from the state, killed in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
India takes national, international players into confidence as it plans retaliation
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In the aftermath of the terror attack by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 49 CRPF personnel, the government's strategy for retaliation seems clear - launch an international campaign for exposing and isolating Pakistan for its complicity in terror activities, while taking all domestic and global players into confidence as it prepares for a befitting reply on a military level.
2019-02-16
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Kashmir,Politics
57 hotels shut for violating fire safety norms
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Delhi government has cancelled the fire safety licences of 57 hotels for various violations after inspecting 80 such establishment in the city, said Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
India's effective arbitration will improve business: Former England A-G
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Former Attorney General for England, Wales and Northern Ireland Lord Goldsmith on Saturday said India is progressing towards improving its global perception of doing business and an effective arbitration regime will aid that process.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Terror groups can't hide, will be punished, warns Modi
Dhule/Yavatmal (Maharashtra), Feb 16 (IANS) In a strong message to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that terror groups who perpetrated the Pulwama attack, that left 49 CRPF troopers dead, cannot hide and "will be punished" as the security forces have been given a "free hand" to tackle them.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Girona promise easy pickings for Real Madrid
Madrid, Feb 16 (IANS) Real Madrid will look to maintain their winning streak when struggling Girona visit the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Sunday.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Emotion runs high as bodies of two slain CRPF troopers reach Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Sustained cries of 'Vande Mataram', 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'and 'Pakistan murdabad' rent the air as hundreds of people paid homage to the two CRPF troopers from the state killed in the Pulwama terror attack when their bodies reached the city on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
New technique to measure blood clot developed
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new technique that allows them to measure blood clotting as well as the formation of free radicals, that leads to the build-up of blood clots, which in turn cause heart disease, stroke and dementia.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Samsung Galaxy S10 to be launched on March 8
Seoul, Feb 16 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. said it will release its new flagship smartphone - the Galaxy S10 - on March 8 in the US.
2019-02-16
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Major killed in IED blast near LoC, soldier injured in firing
Jammu, Feb 16 (IANS) An Indian army officer was killed in an IED blast near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Saturday while a soldier was injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani forces in the same area.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
N Korean official visits Hanoi ahead of Trump-Kim summit
Hanoi, Feb 16 (IANS) A high-ranking North Korean negotiator travelled to Hanoi on Saturday, less than two weeks before the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Himachal CM, Nadda attend CRPF martyr's funeral
Shimla, Feb 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Saturday visited the native village of CRPF trooper Tilak Raj, who was killed in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday, and attended his last rites.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
Trump's ex-aide faces up to 24 years in jail
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former election campaign manager Paul Manafort should be jailed for up to 24 years, special counsel Robert Mueller has said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Vidarbha clinches Irani Cup title
Nagpur, Feb 16 (IANS) Riding on their first innings lead, Ranji champions Vidarbha clinched the Irani Cup defeating Rest of India (RoI) at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Major killed in IED blast on LoC
Jammu, Feb 16 (IANS) A major was killed in an IED blast near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Saturday, officials said.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Aboard Train 18: A promise that could not be kept
Chamraula (UP), Feb 16 (IANS) It was an offer one couldn't resist -- a journey back home in Delhi, quicker by at least six hours, by the high-speed Train 18, rechristened Vande Bharat Express.
2019-02-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Autistic children more likely to face maltreatment: Study
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Parents, take note. If your child is suffering from autism spectrum disorder (ASD) then you have to be more cautious, as a new study has suggested they are more likely to face maltreatment than normal children.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Traders shut shops in Srinagar's Lal Chowk
Srinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) Traders at the Lal Chowk here shut their establishments on Saturday to protest against reported harassment of Kashmiri students outside the state.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Kashmir
Facebook criticised for search function suggesting friends' bikini-clad photos
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Facebook has again courted controversy with a search function that allows users to scout for photographs of female, but not male friends, the media reported.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Odisha raises ex gratia for 2 martyrs' kins
Bhubaneswar, Feb 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday enhanced the ex gratia to families of two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers, killed in Jammu and Kashmir to Rs 25 lakh each from Rs 10 lakh.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Curfew in Jammu continues
Jammu, Feb 16 (IANS) Curfew in Jammu continued without any relaxation for the second consecutive day on Saturday, even as authorities said the situation was returning to normal.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Christian Michel's bail plea dismissed
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday rejected the bail plea of British national Christian Michel, the middleman accused in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Security guard of former Ghaziabad councillor found fatally shot
Ghaziabad, Feb 16 (IANS) The personal security officer (PSO) of a former Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation councillor was discovered dead with a gunshot wound to the head under mysterious circumstances here, police said on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sidhu no longer part of "The Kapil Sharma Show"
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Following uproar over his remarks letting of Pakistan after the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir by Jaish-e-Mohammad militant that claimed 49 lives, Punjab cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been dropped from the popular "The Kapil Sharma Show" on television.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
POCSO court orders CBI to probe Nitish in shelter home case
Patna, Feb 16 (IANS) A court in Bihar's Muzaffarpur has directed the CBI to conduct an inquiry into the involvement of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and two senior officials in the infamous shelter home sexual exploitation case, officials said on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ex-US cardinal defrocked over sexual abuse charges
Rome, Feb 16 (IANS) The Vatican on Saturday said it has defrocked former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the high-profile Catholic figure, of the priesthood rights after a Church trial found him guilty of sexually abusing minors and adult seminarians over decades.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
SC verdict on Vedanta plant likely on Monday
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to give verdict on the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board's (TNPCB) plea against the December 15, 2018 National Green Tribunal's (NGT) order directing TNPCB to give its consent for restarting operations at Vedanta's copper smelting plant in Thoothukudi.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Last rites of 2 CRPF troopers from Uttarakhand done with state honours
Dehradun, Feb 16 (IANS) Thousands of people on Saturday bade a tearful adieu to the two CRPF troopers from Uttarakhand who were killed in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir as their remains were consigned to flames.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
Karnataka announces Rs 25 lakh aid for slain CRPF trooper's kin
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) The mortal remains of Karnataka's slain CRPF trooper H. Guru arrived here on Saturday from New Delhi in a special IAF aircraft for the last rites with state honours at his village in Mandya district.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Defence/Security
I-League match to be held in Srinagar as scheduled, says CEO Dhar
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The I-League encounter between Real Kashmir and Minerva Punjab will be held in Srinagar as scheduled on February 18, I-League CEO Sunando Dhar confirmed this on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Liam Hemsworth explains his decision to get married
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Actor Liam Hemsworth says he proposed to singer-actress Miley Cyrus because he felt like it was time.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Google to test updating pre-loaded apps without signing into account
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Google is planning to roll-out a functionality that would auto-update pre-loaded apps via Google Play even when users are not signed into their Google accounts.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' stars get pay hike
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" stars Rachel Brosnahan and Tony Shalhoub have earned sizable pay increases after renegotiating their deals, and Alex Borstein is also close to signing a new agreement.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Rapist' Kerala priest gets 60 years in jail
Kannur (Kerala) Feb 16 (IANS) A 51-year-old Kerala Catholic priest Robin Vadakkumchery on Saturday was sentenced to 60 years in jail in three different cases of rape and abuse of minor girls.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Women should be offered treatment options for miscarriage: Study
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Though miscarriage is a traumatic experience for both parents, resulting in feelings of loss and grief that in some cases can lead to anxiety and depression, women experiencing miscarriage should be offered a choice in the treatment they receive, suggests a study.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
I-League: East Bengal aim to level points with Chennai (Preview)
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Looking to go level on points with leaders Chennai CIty FC, in-form East Bengal will have their task cut out when they take on fellow title contenders Churchill Brothers in a crucial I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Sunday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
NGO appeals against auto companies making number plates
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Expressing concerns over the new norms for High Security Registration Plates (HSRP), the NGO Raahat Safe Community Foundation has said automobile manufacturers should not be given the right to make HSRP as multiple number plate makers might risk national security.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Last rites of 4 CRPF troopers from Punjab done with state honours
Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) The last rites of four CRPF troopers from Punjab, who were killed in Thursday's terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, were performed on Saturday as their remains were consigned to flames in their villages.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
All-party meet on Pulwama: Opposition demands meeting with PM
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Opposition parties on Saturday demanded a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi for consultations on the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
Three-fold hike in margin money to Delhi's ration dealers
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Delhi government on Saturday approved a three-fold hike in the margin money from Rs 70 to Rs 200 per quintal to ration dealers in the national capital, said Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nigerian postpones election at last minute
Abuja, Feb 16 (IANS) Nigeria's Electoral Commission has delayed the country's general elections till February 23, making the announcement just five hours before polls were set to open on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics
Kohli postpones sports awards for Pulwama martyrs
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Virat Kohli Foundation announced on Saturday that the India skipper has decided to postpone the RP-SG Indian Sports Honours in honour of the 49 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers who were martyred in a terrorist attack in Kashmir recently.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
I-League match to be held in Srinagar as scheduled, says CEO Dhar
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) I-League encounter between Real Kashmir and Minerva Punjab will be held in Srinagar as scheduled on February 18, I-League CEO Sunando Dhar confirmed this on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mortal remains of two TN CRPF troopers arrive
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) The mortal remains of the two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers - G. Subramanian and C. Sivachandran - killed in the suicide attack in Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir arrived in Tamil Nadu on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
Vande Bharat Express breaks down in UP due to communication failure
New Delhi/Tundla, Feb 16 (IANS) After the much-hyped flagging off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the high-speed Vande Bharat Express to Varanasi, the train suffered a break down on Saturday early morning at Chamraula, 194 km from New Delhi on its empty return journey to Delhi, getting stuck for more than three hours.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Karnataka's slain CRPF trooper's body flown to Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) Mortal remains of Karnataka's slain CRPF trooper H. Guru arrived here on Saturday from New Delhi in a special IAF aircraft for the last rites with state honours at his village in Mandya district.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Terrorism
Anti-terror protests in Maharashtra disrupt Delhi-Mumbai rail route
Palghar (Maharashtra), Feb 16 (IANS) Protesters in Maharashtra agitating against the Pulwama terror attack that left 49 CRPF troopers dead held up trains on the crucial Mumbai-Delhi Western Railway (WR) route for four hours during the peak morning time, police said.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Reliance Foundation offers to rehabilitate Pulwama victims' kin
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) The Reliance Foundation on Saturday said it was ready to "assume full responsibility" for the livelihood of families of the Pulwama terror attack victims besides education and employment of their children.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Court extends Vadra's interim bail in money laundering case
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday extended the interim bail till March 2 of Robert Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law, who came to the court for the first time in connection with a money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pakistan's complicity in business of terrorism must end: Hansal Mehta
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Disturbed after the deadly Pulwama attack, filmmaker Hansal Mehta says Pakistan's complicity in the business of terrorism should come to an end.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood,Defence/Security
HCL 5th among top 10 tech firms that received H1-B certifications in US
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) At a time when the US move to limit H1-B visas has left major tech companies perturbed as it will seriously affect their ability to get and retain talented staff, Indian company HCL has secured 5,085 foreign labour certification for the H-1B work visas.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
5 killed in US factory shooting
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) A man who was terminated from his job fatally shot five people at a factory in the suburbs of the US metropolis of Chicago before being killed by the police, authorities said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Big B to give Rs 5 lakh to each slain CRPF trooper's family
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be donating Rs 5 lakh each to the families of 49 CRPF troppers who died in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Competing with Apple, Samsung to expand its retail presence in US
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Keeping in line with the prevailing competition with Apple, Samsung is planning to inaugurate three full-scale stores in Los Angeles, New York and Houston on February 20, aiming to expand its retail footprint in the US, Apple Insider reported.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Karnataka businessman held, jailed for income tax default
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) A Karnataka-based businessman has been jailed for six months for allegedly not filing his income tax arrears and interest of around Rs 7.35 crore despite reminders, an official said on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Facebook allows ads to promote anti-vaccine content: Report
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Facebook has enabled advertisers to promote anti-vaccine content to nearly nine lakh people interested in "vaccine controversies", the media reported.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Housing finance: An opportunity in a storm (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
The recent NBFC (Non-Banking Financial Company) crisis in India has brought to the fore the funding and low equity capitalisation issues, especially of the housing finance company (HFC) sector. The problems are serious, and therefore the regulators and NBFCs have rightly themselves sprung into action to alleviate the situation.
2019-02-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Government has zero tolerance over terrorism, security forces given free hand: Rajnath
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the government has "zero tolerance" towards terrorism and the security forces have been given a free hand to deal with terror groups.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
All options under study: Imran's advisor on India's MFN move
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Pakistan will consider all available options to retaliate for the Indian governments decision to withdraw the Most Favo­ured Nation (MFN) status, Prime Minister Imran Khan's Advisor on Commerce Razak Dawood has said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Opposition unity: Friends at Centre, 'frenemies' in states
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Notwithstanding the bonhomie of the opposition parties and talk of a pre-poll grand alliance gaining ground, it appears unlikely the Congress will be able to forge tie-ups with the ruling parties in non-BJP states particularly West Bengal, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala in the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Hamid' release postponed
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) In the wake of the Pulwama attack, the makers of "Hamid" have pushed the release of the film, which explores the conflict in Kashmir through the perspective of an eight-year-old boy who develops an unlikely friendship with a CRPF trooper.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Rapist' Kerala priest gets 60 years in jail
Kannur (Kerala) Feb 16 (IANS) A 51-year-old Kerala Catholic priest Robin Vadakkumchery on Saturday was sentenced to 60 years in jail in three different cases of rape and abuse of minor girls.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
88 smartphone brands fight for mere 0.3% market share in India (Tech Trend)
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) While the top five smartphone brands currently enjoy a market share exceeding 75 per cent in India, whatever is left is now being shared by over 88 smartphone brands -- leaving a mere 0.3 per cent market share for each player.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
TN CM announces government jobs for kin of slain CRPF troopers
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday announced that government jobs will be given to one family member each of the two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers - G. Subramanian and C.Sivachandran - who died in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
All parties stand united, pass resolution condemning Pulwama attack
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The all-party meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Parliament on Saturday passed a resolution condemning the February 14 Pulwama attack that has till now claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
What's the hitch in Congress leading post-poll coalition opposite BJP? (Comment)
The ghastly news from Kashmir did cast a shadow, otherwise Lucknow has had a festive February. The first week was filled with the five-day annual Sanatkada jamboree with fabled Baradari as the festooned focal point. While the mood still lingered, the city found itself riveted on Priyanka Gandhi's roadshow with her brother and Congress President Rahul Gandhi in tow.
2019-02-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Infosys unveils learning app for engineering students
Mysore, Feb 16 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Saturday launched its a next-generation digital platform called InfyTQ that aims to offer learning and engagement experiences for engineering students in the country.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology,Education
Agra markets observe shutdown in protest against J&K terror attack
Agra, Feb 16 (IANS) Several shops and business establishments in Uttar Pradesh's Agra city downed their shutters on Saturday morning to protest the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district that left 49 troopers dead.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
Karnataka businessman jailed for Rs 7.35 cr tax default
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) The Income-Tax department arrested and jailed a Karnataka businessman for defaulting on paying Rs 7.35-crore as income tax arrears and interest despite reminders, said an official on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Reliance Foundation offers to rehabilitate Pulwama victims' kin
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) The Reliance Foundation on Saturday said it was ready to "assume full responsibility" for the livelihood of families of Pulwama victims besides education and employment of their children.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Puducherry CM's protest enters Day-4
Puducherry, Feb 16 (IANS) Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy's protest outside Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi's official residence entered the fourth day on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Barcelona coach underlines team's need to get back to winning ways
Barcelona, Feb 16 (IANS) FC Barcelona's coach Ernesto Valverde has stressed that his team needs to claim victories again in La Liga after two draws in the most recent matches, underscoring at the same time that winning trophies was the way to keep his job.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Puducherry CM's protest enters fourth day
Puducherry, Feb 16 (IANS) Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy's protest outside Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi's official residence entered the fourth day on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Academy to air all Oscars categories live
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Facing mounting pressure from its members, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that it will present all 24 Oscar categories live during its broadcast on February 24.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Bond 25' delayed again
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Daniel Craigs "Bond 25" will open on April 8, 2020 now, instead of February 14, 2020
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Barcelona coach renews contract, says he feels comfortable at club
Barcelona, Feb 16 (IANS) Barcelona's coach Ernesto Valverde has discussed his good relationship with the Catalan club's management after he renewed his contract with the team for another season and added the possibility of an extension for another season until 2021.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Diabetes could contribute to infertility, warn experts
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Diabetes, commonly described as a "lifestyle disease", can contribute to infertility in both women and men, warn health experts.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kashmir insurgency: Need to win hearts and minds (Column: Political Circus)
One of the most disturbing aspects of the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama was that the suicide bomber was a local, Adil Ahmad Dar, who lived in a village near the Jammu-Srinagar highway where the attack took place.
2019-02-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
North, South Korea propose unified teams for Tokyo 2020 qualifications
Lausanne (Switzerland), Feb 16 (IANS) North and South Korea have requested to have unified Korean teams in basketball, hockey, judo and rowing to compete in the qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Long-term spaceflight not linked to major health risks: NASA 'Twins Study'
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) While it was previously thought that long duration spaceflight can affect the human body, even at the molecular level, new results from NASAs "Twins Study" has showed that there are no major warning signs and no reason to think humans cannot survive a two-and-a-half-year round-trip journey to Mars.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Zarina Wahab to play Modi's mother in biopic
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Veteran actress Zarina Wahab will be seen playing the role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben Modi in the upcoming biopic "PM Narendra Modi". She says it's special.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US charges 2 former hi-tech executives in alleged $2M bribery of Tamil Nadu officials
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Two former high-ranking executives of the technology company Cognizant have been charged by US prosecutors in alleged $2 million bribery of Tamil Nadu government officials to get building permits for its campus in Chennai.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Renewed contract with Atletico for my players: Simeone
Madrid, Feb 16 (IANS) Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has said that the real motive behind his contract renewal with the Spanish club was his players.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
2 arrested for attacking 'Empire' actor, released
Chicago, Feb 16 (IANS) Two men who were being questioned in connection with an attack reported by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, have been released without charge, the Chicago Police Department said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Hollywood
Tesla ends contract to prepare Model 3 for delivery in Europe: Report
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla is ending its contract with the firm preparing the cars at the port due to complications, barely a week after its first shipment of Model 3 arrived in Europe.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Terror groups can't hide, will be punished: PM
Yavatmal (Maharashtra), Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday here said terror groups who perpetrated the Pulwama attack that left 49 CRPF troopers dead, cannot hide and "will be punished" as the security forces have been given a "free hand" to tackle the inevitable.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
Juventus cruise in comfortable win over Frosinone
Turin (Italy), Feb 16 (IANS) Juventus added to their already formidable lead atop Serie A with a 3-0 victory against 19th-place Frosinone.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Saudi Crown Prince cuts short Pakistan visit
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman's visit to Pakistan that was scheduled to start on Saturday, has been cut short by a day rescheduled for Sunday-Monday, the Pakistan Foreign Office has said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics,Terrorism
Pulwama attack: Nitish announces Rs 11 lakh each for Bihar troopers killed
Patna, Feb 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday announced Rs 11 lakh each for the families of two Bihar troopers who were killed in the Pulwama attack on a Central Reserve Police Force convoy in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
Push-ups can keep heart disease risk at bay: Study
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Active, middle-aged men who can complete more than 40 push-ups at a time had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes compared to those who did less than 10 push-ups, says a new study.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Beta version of 'WhatsApp Business' available on iOS
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) The beta version of "WhatsApp Business" -- a free-to-download communication tool specifically designed for small businesses -- has been made available for iOS users.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
How come Jhansi Ki Rani can dance but not Rani Padmavati? (Bollywood Spotlight)
Director Krish Jagarlamudi is done with the bickering with Kangana Ranaut.
2019-02-16
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
7 die of gas poisoning in China
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) Seven persons died due to gas poisoning at a paper mill in China's Guangdong province, authorities said on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Snow blankets Manali, Kufri, Dalhousie
Shimla, Feb 16 (IANS) Tourist resorts of Kufri, Manali, Dalhousie and Kalpa in Himachal Pradesh received moderate snowfall turning them more picturesque on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Over 60 feared dead in Zimbabwe gold mine flooding
Harare, Feb 16 (IANS) Over 60 gold miners are believed to have died in two mining shafts after a nearby dam burst in Zimbabwe's Mashonaland West province, authorities have said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Towards creating a healthier and more productive India (Column: Active Voice)
The last four years of the Narendra Modi government have seen trajectory-altering policies and programmes covering a broad spectrum of areas, from Sagarmala targeting the waterways and coastline for enhancing port development and pushing the growth of coastal areas; to Digital India enabling online infrastructure and internet connectivity.
2019-02-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine
Mexico wall: Trump defends his emergency move
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has defended his move to impose a national emergency in the country, saying that "we have an invasion of drugs, gangs, people, and it's unacceptable".
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pulwama fallout: US for India's bid to name Masood Azhar as global terrorist
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) US National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton, in a telephonic conversation with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, has extended support for India's bid to designate Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, an MEA statement said on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Twitter working on Snapchat-like camera feature: Report
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has reportedly been developing a "News Camera" functionality that would allow users to add captions to photos, videos and live broadcasts - Snapchat-style.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
J&K weather improves
Srinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) Weather in Jammu and Kashmir improved on Saturday and the Met said it will stay better for the next 48 hours till Monday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Vande Bharat Express runs over cattle, halted in UP
Tundla (Uttar Prades), Feb 16 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the indigenously built Vande Bharat Express to Varanasi from New Delhi, the train made an unscheduled stop for over three hours on Saturday near Tundla in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Curfew to continue in Jammu
Jammu, Feb 16 (IANS) Curfew imposed here in Jammu and Kashmir was not relaxed on Saturday two days after 49 CRPF troopers were blown up in a suicide attack on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Pulwama by a Jaish-e-Mohammad man, although authorities claimed the situation was under control.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Nigerian presidential polls postponed to Feb. 23
Abuja, Feb 16 (IANS) In the wake of a massacre that claimed 66 lives on the eve of the country's presidential election on Saturday, the national polling body announced the poll have been postponed until February 23 as scheduled voting was not "feasible".
2019-02-16
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Amazon leads $700mn investment in electric truck startup
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) US online retail giant Amazon is leading a $700-million funding round for electric truck startup Rivian Automotive, Rivian has said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
One-way traffic allowed on Jammu-Srinagar highway
Jammu, Feb 16 (IANS) One-way traffic was allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Saturday and only stranded vehicles are moving from Jammu to Srinagar, a traffic official said.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Theresa May prepares for fresh talks with EU leaders
London, Feb 16 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May is to return to Brussels within days to meet European Union (EU) officials in a bid to rescue her Brexit deal.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Italy to end up like Venezuela if it exits euro: Antonio Tajani
Brussels, Feb 16 (IANS/AKI) Italy will spiral into a deep social and economic crisis like Venezuela's if it leaves the single currency, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has warned.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Politics
US dollar retreats amid soft economic data
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) The US dollar declined as market participants digested a slew of downbeat data.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
European elections 'to change EU': Salvini
Rome, Feb 16 (IANS/AKI) The European Parliament elections in May will "change" the European Union, Italy's Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Italy,Politics
India says Pakistan's links with Pulwama attack clear for all to see
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) India has rejected Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua's claims denying her country's links to the Pulwama terror attack, saying that JeM, which claimed responsibility for the attack on Thursday, is based in Pakistan, and the "links are clear and evident and for all to see".
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Five killed in US industrial park shooting
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Five persons have been killed and several others injured after a gunman opened fire at an industrial park in the US state of Illinois, police said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gunmen kill 66 in Nigeria ahead of presidential election
Abuja, Feb 16 (IANS) At least 66 people were killed on Friday by unidentified gunmen in Nigeria's Kaduna state, on the eve of the country's presidential election, officials said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan foreign secretary meets P-5 envoys, rejects India's allegations on Kashmir attack
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has met the envoys of P-5 nations and rejected India's allegations of Islamabad's involvement in the terror attack on a paramilitary convoy in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
US stocks close higher amid trade optimism
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) US stocks ended higher as financial stocks outperformed and the market has built up hopes in the possibility of easing US-China trade tensions, after the two sides decided to continue bilateral talks next week.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Goa port suspends coking coal handling due to air pollution
Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) The state pollution authority has temporarily suspended all coking coal handling operations at Goa's Mormugao Port Trust, due to "deteriorating air quality" at the port town of Vasco, located 35 km from Panaji.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Active shooter' reported at US industrial park
Chicago, Feb 16 (IANS) Police have responded to a shooting at an industrial park in Aurora, a suburb about 65 km from the US city of Chicago.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Act Fest gives away awards to senior actors of Indian cinema
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Some of the senior actors of Indian cinema and television have received the CINTAA Hall Of Fame Awards in the Act Fest here.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Government capable enough to tackle situation, says Manoj Bajpayee on Kashmir attack
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Noted actor Manoj Bajpayee has condemned Thursday's terror attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Jammu and Kashmir, and said the Central government is capable enough to tackle the situation.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism
Gunmen kill 66 in Nigeria
Abuja, Feb 16 (IANS) At least 66 people were killed on Friday by unidentified gunmen in Nigeria's Kaduna state, officials said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Johnny Lever, daughter address Bollywood nepotism in lighter vein
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Celebrated actor-comedian Johnny Lever and his daughter Jamie, also a comedian, have addressed the topic of nepotism in Bollywood in a lighter vein.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sikkim to extend its fight against drug, alcohol abuse to all state schools
Gangtok, Feb 16 (IANS) After achieving significant success in sensitising the school children regarding the danger of drug and alcohol abuse through its SAATHI (Sikkim Against Addiction Towards Healthy India) programme, the Sikkim government is planning to extend the initiative across all 800 schools.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics