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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
I dream of a world without caste, discrimination: Irom Sharmila
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Manipur's legendary human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who continued a fast-unto-death protest for 16 years demanding repeal of an Act, on Friday said she dreams of a world without caste, discrimination and dictatorship.
2019-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society
Karnataka MP protests China's support to terrorist Masood
Bengaluru, Feb 15 (IANS) Condemning the deadly terror attack on CRPF troopers in Kashmir, Karnataka BJP's Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Friday protested China's backing to dreaded Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) head Masood Azar.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Terrorism
Central expects Rs 3,000 crore revenue by this fiscal-end
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Central, a premium retail store chain of Future Lifestyle Fashions, is expecting to touch around Rs 3,000 crore topline by end of the current fiscal, an official said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Bengal may exceed CGST target: Official
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) About Rs 12,000 crore of Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) was collected from West Bengal during the current fiscal till December 2018, an official said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Police on alert after rightwing protests against Kashmiri students
Dehradun, Feb 15 (IANS) Police was put on alert in Dehradun after dozens of rightwing activists on Friday stormed several educational institutes here and sought "ouster" of Kashmiri students in the wake of the deadly Pulwama attack.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Terrorism
Bharath Biotech to supply 2 lakh doses of typhoid vaccine to Pakistan
Hyderabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Indian vaccine manufacturer Bharath Biotech will ship two lakh doses of its typhoid vaccine to Pakistan, which is grappling with the outbreak of severe drug-resistant version of the disease.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Low night temperature averted building collapse: Crime Branch on Arpit Palace fire
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The massive fire at Hotel Arpit Palace, which killed 17 people on Tuesday morning, could have turned into a major disaster if the LPG cylinders stored on the top floor had exploded, causing the hotel to collapse and damaging surrounding buildings. However, the winter chill helped in keeping the temperature near the cylinders low, thus stopping them from blasting, said a Crime Branch official on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jeetendra, Jaya Prada to reunite on-screen
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Veteran actors Jeetendra and Jaya Prada, who have acted together in over 20 films, will reunite on-screen, this time for a TV show.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Finance Commission discusses impact of power reforms on states
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Fifteenth Finance Commission on Friday discussed the impact of the power sector reforms on state finances in a meeting with the Ministry of Power.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NIA collects samples from blast scene in J&K
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A day after 49 CRPF troopers were killed in a terror strike in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday collected materials required for forensic evaluation from the blast site, officials said.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Industry urges Centre to act to reverse fall in export credit, delays in tax refund
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Representatives of industry and exporters on Friday voiced concerns with the government, including the sharp fall in export credit, delay in the refund of input tax credit (ITC) and withdrawal of GSP benefits by the US, at a meeting here of the Board of Trade chaired by Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu, an official statement said.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Trump declares Emergency to fund border wall on Mexican border
New York, Feb 15 (IANS) President Donald Trump declared a State of Emergency on Friday to fund his campaign promise of building a wall on the Mexican border after the Congress resolutely refused to give him the money he wanted.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Uneasy calm in Kerala Congress (Mani) as senior party leader ducks crucial meeting
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 15 (IANS) Things appear to be in a flux in the Kerala Congress ( Mani) - third biggest ally in the Congress-led United Democratic Front -- as one of its tallest leaders P.J. Joseph, who is also working chairman of the party, was absent in the concluding programme of the statewide yatra of his party held here on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Mamata demands three-day mourning, criticises Modi for flagging-off train
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday demanded that the Centre should declare a three-day mourning for the slain CRPF troopers in the Pulwama terror strike, and criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for flagging off the Vande Bharat Express in the aftermath of the tragic incident.
2019-02-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Terrorism
Foreign Secretary meets P-5 envoys, underlines Pakistan's role in Pulwama attack
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India on Friday started the process to isolate Pakistan internationally in the wake of Pulwama attack with
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Government working on interoperable Wi-Fi ecosystem: Sundararajan
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on Friday said the government, along with telecom operators and the telecom regulator, is working on the deployment of an interoperable Wi-Fi ecosystem.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India's exports in Jan up 4%, trade deficit widens to $14.73 billion
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India's merchandise exports grew 3.74 per cent on a year-on-year basis in January to $26.36 billion, from $25.41 billion reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tripura to give Rs 2 lakh to each slain CRPF troopers' family
Agartala, Feb 15 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday announced Rs 2-lakh compensation for each family of the nearly 50 CRPF troopers killed in the suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
ISL: Blasters end win drought in style
Kochi, Feb 15 (IANS) Kerala Blasters FC notched up only their second win of the current Indian Super League season after a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Chennaiyin FC here on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football,ISL
Government convenes all-party meet on Pulwama terror attack
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Union government has called an all-party meeting on Saturday in the wake of Thursday's terror attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
PM, Rahul pay homage to slain CRPF troopers
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid homage to 40 CRPF troopers killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday and laid wreaths on their mortal remains.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Anguish, anger in Gurugram over Pulwama attack
Gurugram, Feb 15 (IANS) Students, teachers, lawyers and various organisations on Friday took to the streets in different parts of this Millennium City to express their anguish and anger and lodge a strong protest against the Pulwama terror attack that claimed lives of close to 50 CRPF troopers in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Punjab Minister cancels Pakistan visit after Pulwama attack
Chandigarh, Feb 15 (IANS) To protest against the dastardly attack on the CRPF convoy at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab Cabinet Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Friday cancelled his scheduled visit to attend the International Buffalo Congress in Lahore city in Pakistan.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
Kashmiri student suspended for making offensive comment on Pulwama attack
Dehradun, Feb 15 (IANS) A Kashmiri student, who allegedly made offensive comments on social media, was on Friday suspended by a private university here, officials said.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Kashmir,Terrorism
India is so special to me: Marshmello
Pune, Feb 15 (IANS) American electronic music producer and DJ Marshmello is gearing up to thrill the audience at Vh1 Supersonic 2019 this weekend.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Low cure rate for childhood cancer in India: Experts
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Childhood cancer comprises almost 3-5 per cent of the total cancer cases in India, experts said here on Friday, expressing concern over the low cure rate due to lack of available data.
2019-02-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Post-Pulwama, troop movement a big challenge
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Pulwama attack has forced the forces to go back to the operation table to rework the entire security matrix as they fear that deployment of troops will be impacted in the state if the vehicle-ramming tactics by terrorists become a norm.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Buzz over media clip of Pak retired general's 'prediction'
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Did a Pakistani retired general predict a wave of suicide bombings in Jammu and Kashmir?
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Government under pressure, BJP MPs recall surgical strike
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Faced with public outrage over the Pulwama terrorist attack, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is being pressured by some of its MPs to give a "muscular response" to Pakistan.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
India's forex reserves down $2.12 bn
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves declined by $2.12 billion during the week ended February 8, official data showed on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi HC seeks government response on plea seeking protection of transgender rights
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the Centre and the state government to file a detailed reply on a public suit seeking protection of transgender rights in the national capital.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Entry-exit points to come up in Meghalaya to check illegal immigrants
Shillong, Feb 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday said that entry and exit points will be set up in Meghalaya to check the influx of illegal immigrants.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Two Telangana officials taken in court custody for contempt
Hyderabad, Feb 15 (IANS) The Telangana High Court on Friday directed its judicial registrar to take into custody state Legislative Assembly Secretary V. Narasimhacharyulu and Law Department Secretary Niranjan Rao in a contempt of court case.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
I-League: Gokulam face Arrows with Super Cup qualification in mind (Preview)
Kozhikode, Feb 15 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC will take on the Indian Arrows in an I-League match here on Saturday with both teams now looking to finish as high on the table as possible, title aspirations having long gone.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Kejriwal cancels government events after suicide bombing
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Extending support to the Central government and the armed forces, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Friday cancelled all public programmes of the Delhi government as a mark of respect to the CRPF personnel killed in a suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
South Africa cancels arrest warrant for India-born businessman Ajay Gupta
Cape Town, Feb 15 (IANS) South African authorities have said that controversial businessman Ajay Gupta, a member of the India-born Gupta family who own a business empire in the country and are accused of collaborating with former President Jacob Zuma in looting the state coffers, is no longer wanted by the police in a corruption case.
2019-02-15
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Politics
NaMo app crosses 1 crore downloads on Android despite controversies
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) With over one crore downloads at Google Play store in four years since its launch, the Narendra Modi (NaMo) app, the official app of the Prime Minister, has established itself as a major platform to share the opinions of the government and -- to some people's disliking -- of the party he belongs.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Ridhima grabs first title of the season in fourth leg of Hero WPG Tour
Ahmedabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Golfer Ridhima Dilawari rallied from a three-shot deficit to a three-shot win as Gaurika Bishnoi slipped on the final day of the fourth leg of the Hero womens Pro Tour at the Kalhaar Blues and Greens here on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Golf
Muslim bodies condemn Pulwama suicide bombing
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A number of Muslim organisations and leaders on Friday condemned the suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir and underlined that the entire nation was standing with the security forces in this hour of grief.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Over 300 women to compete in New Delhi-Chandigarh TSD event
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A first of its kind all-women TSD event from New Delhi to Chandigarh will see over 300 women from all over India compete for the top prize here on Saturday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Bodies of CRPF troopers brought to Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The mortal remains of 40 of the 49 CRPF troopers killed in the terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday were brought to Delhi on Friday evening.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Want to give Pant a few ODIs before finalising World Cup squad: MSK Prasad
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The BCCI's selection committee chairman MSK Prasad on Friday backed wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant's call-up to the ODI squad for the five-match rubber against Australia, saying the team management wanted to try the southpaw in the remaining few international games before taking a final call on the squad for the ICC World Cup in England and Wales.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rafale verdict: Defective pleas led to delay in hearing of review petitions, says SC
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought to clear the air over alleged delay in the hearing of petitions seeking the review of its judgment on controversial Rafale deal as it pointed to the defective petitions filed seeking the review.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sindhu enters final, Chaliha wins hearts at badminton nationals
Guwahati, Feb 15 (IANS) Top seed P.V. Sindhu staved off a fightback from Assams wonderkid Ashmita Chaliha to enter the final in the Yonex-Sunrise 83rd Senior National Badminton Championships here on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Badminton
Spain to hold snap election on April 28
Madrid, Feb 15 (IANS) Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Friday called a snap general election on April 28.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Enough is enough: Celebrities express anger over Pulwama attack
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar and Rajinikanth have condemned the terror attack on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Bollywood
LIC may infuse up to Rs 12,000 crore in IDBI Bank to help it meet provisioning for NPAs in Q4
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) IDBI Bank has sounded out its new owner LIC seeking another tranche of up to Rs 12,000 crore to meet its huge provisioning requirements amid mounting losses.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Xiaomi sales slump in Q4 2018 in China
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) Despite ending 2018 with a dominant position in the growing India smartphone market, Xiaomi's sales declined in its home market in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to a report from the International Data Corp (IDC).
2019-02-15
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Technology
Rs 25 lakh each for 3 Pulwama martyrs' families
Dehradun, Feb 15 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister T.S. Rawat on Friday announced an ex gratia of Rs 25 lakh each for the family members of the state's three CRPF troopers who were killed in the deadly attack in Pulwama in Kashmir on Thursday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Kashmir,Terrorism
Armaan Tahil joins cast of 'Mere Sai'
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Actor Armaan Tahil has joined the cast of the show "Mere Sai".
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Lady Gaga appalled by music tattoo mistake
Los Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Singer-actress Lady Gaga was appalled by a mistake in her music tattoo on her wrist.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Maharashtra mourns two troopers killed in Pulwama attack
Buldhana (Maharashtra), Feb 15 (IANS) Two CRPF troopers from Maharashtra were among the 49 killed in Thursday's terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said here on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Jamia condemns Pulwama terror attack
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Teachers and students from Jamia Millia Islamia condemned Thursday's deadly attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Education,Kashmir,Terrorism
Esha is the best combination of Hema Malini, Dharmendra: Ram Kamal Mukherjee
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) "Cakewalk" director Ram Kamal Mukherjee says actress Esha Deol Takhtani has inherited great talent from her parents and actors Hema Malini and Dharmendra.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
President prorogues Parliament
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The President has prorogued both Houses of Parliament -- the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, an official communique said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Twitter users can soon 'clarify' tweets, says Jack Dorsey
San Francisco, Feb 15 (IANS) While Twitterati are waiting for an "edit" feature, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said the micro-blogging platform is considering a "clarify" feature for its over 330 million users.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Bikaner land deal: ED attaches properties worth crores involving Vadra's company
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In a major blow to Congress President Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law Robert Vadra, who was questioned twice by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case involving the Bikaner land deal, the agency on Friday attached the properties related to his company Skylight Hospitality in Delhi.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Business/Economy
CCTVs installed in 170 police stations, Delhi Police tells HC
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The city police on Friday told the Delhi High Court that installation of CCTVs has been completed in 170 police stations of the national capital.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Irani Cup: Vidarbha 37/1, need 243 more runs to win
Nagpur, Feb 15 (IANS) Vidarbha were 37/1 at stumps on the fourth day of the second innings, needing 243 runs to win the Irani Cup against Rest of India (RoI) here on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Appoint non-bureaucrats also as information commissioners: SC
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said information commissioners, both at the Centre and in states, under the Right to Information Act should also be appointed from other streams of society and not limited to serving or retired bureaucrats.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
China, US to continue trade talks in Washington next week: Xi Jinping
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) Talks aimed at ending the trade war between China and the US made important progress this week, President Xi Jinping told top US trade negotiators on Friday, adding that efforts to resolve the issue would continue in Washington next week.
2019-02-15
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Pulwama attack: Slain trooper was looking forward to marriage
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Twenty seven-year-old Sudip Biswas was looking forward to his marriage when a suicide bomber snatched away his life.
2019-02-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
New nano-painkiller lasts longer, less addictive than opioids
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new painkiller using nanoparticles that lasts longer than morphine, paving the way for intense pain treatments without the severe side effects associated with opioids.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom engaged
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry says she got engaged to actor Orlando Bloom on Valentine's Day this year, following a three-year on-off romance.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Need to have thick skin to survive in film industry: Manoj Bajpayee
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) National Award winning actor Manoj Bajpayee says one needs to develop a thick skin to survive in the film industry.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bar on civilian traffic during security convoys in Kashmir
Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) No more civilian traffic will be allowed in Jammu and Kashmir when convoys of security forces move on roads, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BSNL starts survey for installation of mobile towers along India-China border
Guwahati, Feb 15 (IANS) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has started a survey for installing mobile towers along the highly sensitive India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Business/Economy
JeM revives its depleted cadre strength
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Pulwama attack is being seen as a revival of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) whose cadre strength had shrunk drastically in recent years.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Maharashtra Muslims condemn Pakistan, terror groups for Pulwama terror strike
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims on Friday hit the roads in south Mumbai's minority-dominated Bhendi Bazaar area, spontaneous shutdowns were observed in different parts of the city, and several groups and political parties protested against Thursday's Pulwama terror attack which left close to 50 CRPF troopers dead.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Security of separatists to be reviewed: Rajnath
Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday that the government has decided to review the security provided to separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the suicide bombing that killed 49 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Bibliomania grips book lovers as Agartala Book Fair begins
Agartala, Feb 15 (IANS) Bibliomania gripped the people of Tripura as the 37th edition of the Agartala Book Fair kicked off on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
SAI requests CBSE to reschedule shooters' exam dates
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) With the upcoming Asian Airgun Championships taking place at around the same time as the class 12 examination, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has requested the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to reschedule the dates of shooters Manu Bhaker and Vijayveer Sidhu.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Hours before attack, slain CRPF trooper asked wife to give medication to father
Chennai, Feb 15 (IANS) Hours before he was killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, 28-year-old Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper G. Subramanian had asked his wife to provide medication for his father's eyes.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Kashmir,Terrorism
India's exports in Jan up 4%; imports rise marginally
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India's merchandise exports grew 3.74 per cent on a year-on-year basis in January, official data showed on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi cancel Pakistan visit
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) In the wake of the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar and his wife actress Shabana Azmi have decided not to attend an event in Pakistan.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security,Bollywood
Indo-Pakistan tension, high oil prices subdue market, PSU banks shed most
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) A day after a major terror strike in Jammu and Kashmir and subsequent India-Pakistan diplomatic tensions soured the overall market sentiment in the Indian equity market last trading day of the week.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Communal violence in Jammu, Poonch after suicide bombing
Jammu, Feb 15 (IANS) Shops, vehicles and other property belonging to a particular community came under attack in Poonch and Jammu, forcing authorities to clamp curfew in Jammu, during a shutdown to denounce a suicide bombing that killed 49 CRPF troopers in the Kashmir Valley.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Sushil Chandra assumes charge as Election Commissioner
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Newly-appointed Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra assumed office on Friday and joined the Commission with Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
We stand with you, Netanyahu tells Modi post Kashmir attack
Jerusalem, Feb 15 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday expressed solidarity with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in the wake of the dastardly terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 45 CRPF personnel.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Himachal CRPF trooper was folk singer, kabbadi player
Shimla, Feb 15 (IANS) Constable Tilak Raj, one of the CRPF troopers killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday afternoon, was a popular Himachali folk singer and a kabbadi player, his friends said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Kashmir,Terrorism
Deep State-II: The European angle to Rafale (IANS Investigation)
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) It is no surprise that Europe becomes a fiery battleground every time a big aerospace deal is floated -- as happened when the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) competition was announced by the Indian Air Force in 2007. The French company Dassault Aviation is to deliver 36 fully-loaded Rafale fighters to India. However, Airbus Industrie, which manufactures the Eurofighter, has pitched itself in the game and wants to have a share of the pie through the 'Make in India' programme.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Over 5 lakh children dies due to armed conflicts in 5 years: Report
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) At least 5,50,000 babies died as a result of armed conflicts between 2013 and 2017 in the 10 worst-affected countries -- an average of 100,000 babies every year, according to a new analysis released by Save the Children on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: International, India,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Death toll in Kashmir suicide bombing rises to 49
Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) The death toll in a horrific suicide bombing on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir rose to 49 on Friday after four more of the injured troopers succumbed to their injuries here, an official said.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sonowal condemns Pulwama attack, reviews law and order in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 15 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday reviewed the law and order situation in the state after the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Terrorism
Rain, snowfall continue in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, Feb 15 (IANS) The higher reaches of Uttarakhand received fresh snowfall on Friday, while the lower areas were lashed by heavy rain.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Anti-graft law amendments: Centre to file its response on Feb 18
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that it would file on Monday (February 18) its response to a PIL challenging the amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act mandating prior permission of the government for prosecuting a government servant for alleged graft.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Hacker who stole over 600 mn account details strikes again
San Francisco, Feb 15 (IANS) A hacker who stole close to 620 million user records from 16 websites has struck again, this time breaking into 127 million more records from eight more websites.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
'Jumanji' sequel production starts
Los Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Actor Dwayne Johnson says work on the yet-to-be-named sequel of "Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle" has started.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
With ovarian cancer deaths set to spike by 67%, AI to rescue: Study
London, Feb 15 (IANS) With the incidence of ovarian cancer likely to increase by 55 per cent in another 15 years or so, researchers have created an artificial intelligence (AI) software to help best treat ovarian cancer that will pave the way for personalised medicine and expedite relief, a new study says.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Almost a week before terror attack, intelligence warning of IED attack was sent to CRPF, other agencies (Repeating for All Needing)
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Kashmir Police on February 8 had sent an intelligence input to the CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, Army and the Air Force warning of a possible IED attack, according to a letter written by the state police Inspector General.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
UN plans to raise $920m for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
Geneva, Feb 15 (IANS) The UN refugee agency on Friday said it would raise $920 million in a new plan to aid 900,000 Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Apollo Hospital offers to treat free injured CRPF troopers
Feb 15 (IANS) Leading private hospital Apollo on Friday offered to treat free injured troopers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) who survived the terror blast near Awantipora in Kashmir on Thursday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Ben Affleck explains reason for retiring as Batman
Los Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Actor Ben Affleck says he decided not to return as Batman when he couldn't crack the idea for the next standalone film.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vatican envoy to France under investigation for sexual assault
Paris, Feb 15 (IANS) The Pope's envoy to France is being investigated for allegedly committing sexual assault against a Paris city hall worker, officials said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Religion
Himachal CM admits using chopper for more than 60% of his tours
Shimla, Feb 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday admitted he has used helicopters in more than 60 per cent of his tours within the state.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Karnataka to give job to CRPF trooper's widow
Bengaluru, Feb 15 (IANS) Karnataka will provide a job to the widow of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper H. Guru, who was among those killed in a suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Terrorism
Ayush meet to strengthen Kerala's traditional knowledge: Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 15 (IANS) The 1st International Ayush Conclave being held here will focus on scientifically strengthening Kerala's traditional knowledge, said a state Minister on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Fire in Delhi nail polish factory, 9 labourers injured
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A least nine labourers suffered burn injuries when a massive fire broke out in a nail polish manufacturing factory here in the early hours of Friday, a fire officer said.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Court reserves order for February 19 on Gautam Khaitan's bail plea
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A Delhi court on Friday reserved for February 19 its order on lawyer Gautam Khaitan's bail plea, who was sent to judicial custody in a case of laundering of black money.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC tags plea challenging land acquisition law with main Ayodhya case
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday tagged with the main matter -- challenge to 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict on title suit -- a plea challenging the 1993 central law for the acquisition of Ayodhya land, including the disputed site.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Ceasefire violations may lead to Indo-Pak war, says former Army officer
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The conflict waging along the unsettled border between the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan can lead to higher rungs of escalation between the two nuclear weapon-armed states, says Harcharanjit Singh Panag, who retired as a lieutenant general of the Indian Army in 2008.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books
Markande earns maiden India call-up; Kohli returns
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Hours after his exploits helped India A win the second unofficial Test against England Lions by an innings and 68 runs, rookie leg-spinner Mayank Markande was on Friday picked for the two-T20I series against Australia even as skipper Virat Kohli returned to lead the side following a break.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Man's obsession with porn may hamper partner's health
New York, Feb 15 (IANS) Women, take note! If your man is obsessed with watching pornography then there are high chances that you may suffer from an eating disorder, a new study suggests.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Islamic State far from defeated: Top US general
Oman, Feb 15 (IANS) The US commander who has been leading the war against the Islamic State (IS) said on Friday that he disagreed with President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria and warned that the terror group was far from being defeated.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Oman,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Terrorism
More high-speed trains on the anvil: Goyal
On board Vande Bharat Express, Feb 15 (IANS) The railways have begun work on making 30 more high-speed Train 18 rakes so that high-speed trains could be introduced in more sectors in different parts of the country, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
New bile acid blood test to predict risk of stillbirth
London, Feb 15 (IANS) A simple blood test could be a better way to measure the risk of stillbirth for women with a common liver disorder, say researchers.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Bharat Biotech to acquire rabies vaccine maker Chiron Behring
Hyderabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Bharat Biotech on Friday announced that it has signed an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline Asia to acquire Chiron Behring Vaccines, which would make it the largest manufacturer of rabies vaccine in the world.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
SC seeks Delhi government's response to plea challenging purchase of 500 standard floor buses
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Delhi government's response to a petition challenging its decision to buy 500 standard floor buses that would ply on the city outskirts, where the roads are in poor condition.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pulwama fallout: Indian tea exporters ready to stop exports to Pakistan
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) India can stop exporting tea to Pakistan in the wake of escalating tensions between the two neighbours following the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 45 paramilitary troopers, said the exporters body, which is ready to back the Centre in case of any retaliatory measures, even at the cost of incurring losses.
2019-02-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
China frees 14 Brazilian companies from anti-dumping cess
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) China on Friday imposed anti-dumping duties on chicken imports from Brazil but exempted 14 firms in exchange for a price undertaking, said the Commerce Ministry on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
PM to launch several projects in Maharashtra on Saturday
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive on a day-long visit to Yavatmal and Dhule in Maharashtra on Saturday, an official announcement said here on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Huawei accuses US of creating geopolitical campaign against it
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) One of Huawei's three rotating Chairmen accused the US of creating a geopolitical campaign against the Chinese company to persuade other countries not to use its products, the media reported on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics,Technology
Amitabh, Lata Mangeshkar, SRK condemn 'barbaric' Pulwama attack
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) From Amitabh Bachchan to Lata Mangeshkar and Shah Rukh Khan, a string of Bollywood celebrities took to social media to condemn the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, which killed 45 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Himachal Assembly adjourned after condemning terror attack(Lead)
Shimla, Feb 15 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Assembly was adjourned on Friday after it unanimously condemned the worst-ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Pulwama fallout: Minerva asks AIFF to shift Srinagar game
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, football club Minerva Punjab on Friday refused to play their I-League match against Real Kashmir FC in Srinagar on February 18.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
World condemns Kashmir attack; US asks Pakistan to end support to terror groups (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The international community has strongly condemned the terror attack by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 45 CRPF personnel, with US President Donald Trump asking Pakistan to "end immediately" the support and safe haven provided to all terrorist groups operating on its soil.
2019-02-15
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Going out on a date? Try these make-up looks
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Confused as to what make-up look would be suitable for a date? Opt for a 'no make-up' look or go bright with colours to woo your partner, say experts.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Entries open for awards for social changemakers
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Social innovators across India can now apply for the third edition of Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman awards, which plans to honour 20 exemplary changemakers (10 individuals and 10 organisations) for their societal achievements.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Jharkhand announces Rs 10 lakh compensation, job to kin of slain CRPF trooper
Ranchi, Feb 15 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Friday announced Rs 10 lakh compensation and job to a kin of Vijay Soreng who was one of the 45 CRPF personnel killed in the suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Six Indian artists to participate in ArtBAB 2019
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Six Indian artists will showcase their artwork at the 2019 edition of Art Bahrain Across Borders (ArtBAB), Bahrains foremost international art fair.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Immersive VR therapy may help kids overcome autism phobias
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Exposing children and adults with autism to immersive virtual reality (VR) can help alleviate their fears and phobias, say researchers.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Technology
Karnewar's ambidextrous action grabs many eyeballs
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Vidarbha's Akshay Karnewar, who is playing the Irani Cup match against Rest Of India (RoI), has taken everyone by surprise after bowling using both his hands. The unorthodox ambidextrous action might be new for many people but Karnewar has been bowling in such a way since he was 16.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Bhupen Hazarika's son agrees to receive Bharat Ratna on behalf of father
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Tej Hazarika, son of the iconic Assamese singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika, has now decided to receive the Bharat Ratna on behalf of his late father.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles to double distribution network
Chennai, Feb 15 (IANS) Doubling of its distribution network, getting ready for launch of BS VI emission norms compliant trucks, digitisation of customer interface are some of the plans of truck maker Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, said a top company official.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Sleep apnoea patients with excess daytime sleepiness at greater CVD risk: Study
New York, Feb 15 (IANS) Adults with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), who experience excessive sleepiness while awake are at greater risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) than those who do not experience such symptoms, says a new study.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Why enough sleep is important for your heart health?
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Getting enough sleep is key to good health, as researchers say that insufficient sleep increases the risk of serious problems, including cardiovascular disease.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Souza's painting on Goa's Catholicism on preview in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The story behind an artwork is key to understanding it, and a 1948 work by highly-collected Goan modernist painter F.N. Souza gives a glimpse into the religious imagery of Goa of that time, when the state was still under Portuguese rule.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
ED attaches assets of D.S. Kulkarni Developers worth Rs 904 cr
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 904 crore of D.S. Kulkarni Developers Ltd (DSKDL) for cheating and siphoning off deposits worth Rs 1,084 crore from Maharashtra investors for more than a decade.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
World Bank extends $40 mn loan for Shimla water supply
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Indian and Himachal Pradesh governments and the World Bank on Friday signed a $40 million loan agreement to help provide clean and reliable drinking water to the Greater Shimla area which has been facing severe water shortages and water-borne epidemics over the last few years.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Is She Raju?' an ode to love, friendship
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Director Rahul Kumar Shukla says his film "Is She Raju?" is a tribute to friendship and love.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TN CM announces Rs 20 lakh each to kin of two CRPF troopers
Chennai, Feb 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palanisami on Friday condoled the death of 45 CRPF troopers in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir and announced a solatium of Rs 20 lakh each to the families of two troopers from the state who died.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Terrorism
AI can help improve understanding of Earth science
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) can significantly improve our understanding of the climate and Earth science, says a study by German scientists.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
Spain to hold general election on April 28: PM
Madrid, Feb 15 (IANS) Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said on Friday that the country will hold early general election on April 28, paving the way for the beginning of campaigning.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Spain,Politics
RvR Ventures to expand portfolio management business in different countries
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Professional financial services provider RvR Ventures is planning to expand its portfolio management business across different countries, said the company's Chief Trading Officer Kevin Albuquerque.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
VHP seeks action against JeM
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday sought action against Jaish-e-Mohammad, the Pakistan-based terror outfit which claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir which killed 45 CRPF troopers, and demanded destruction of terrorist bases in Pakistan.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Pulwama attack: India summons Pakistan High Commissioner
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India on Friday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood and lodged a strong protest over the Pulwama terror attack that claimed the lives of 45 CRPF troopers in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sidhu talks of dialogue with Pakistan even after Pulwama attack
Chandigarh, Feb 15 (IANS) While a suicide attack which killed 45 CRPF troopers evoked widespread condemnation and calls for action against Pakistan, Punjab cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu sounded a discordant note on Friday saying the dialogue with Islamabad should continue.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
BJP, Congress now in rap battle
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) As the BJP and the Congress continue to slug it out on the political stage with a series of rallies and press conferences, they have now taken the fight to the pop-culture arena and released rap videos of their top leaders -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modified Route Dispersal Policy takes a toll on air services in Northeast
Agartala/Aizawl, Feb 15 (IANS) With the number of flights to and from the northeastern states witnessing a sharp decline over the past several months, passengers from the region are facing severe difficulties travelling to other parts of the country.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off the indigenous Train 18, renamed Vande Bharat Express, from the New Delhi railway station to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi in the backdrop of the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir which killed 45 troopers.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Telangana CM to expand cabinet on Feb 19
Hyderabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday decided to expand his cabinet on February 19.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
China closes Everest base camp in Tibet to tourists
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) China has closed the Mount Everest base camp in Tibet to tourists who don't have climbing permits in order to deal with the mounting garbage problem at the site, officials say.
2019-02-15
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Hacker who stole over 600 mn account details strikes again
San Francisco, Feb 15 (IANS) A hacker who stole close to 620 million user records from 16 websites has struck again, this time breaking into 127 million more records from eight more websites.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
China hints at blocking India's bid to declare Masood Azhar as global terrorist
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) China on Friday indicated it would continue to block India's bid to declare Masood Azhar as an international terrorist whose outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed to plot the worst-ever attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 45 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-15
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Manjhi dares Modi to bring 420 chopped heads of terrorists
Patna, Feb 15 (IANS) Former Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring 420 chopped heads of terrorists to silent the boiling anger of Indians.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
HC disposes of defamation case after Kejriwal, Azad settle matter with DDCA
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday disposed of a defamation complaint against state Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and suspended BJP lawmaker Kirti Azad filed by Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) after they settled the matter among themselves.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports
Vande Bharat first step to bullet train: Joshi
On board Vande Bharat Express, Feb 15 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Friday said the high-speed Vande Bharat Express is the first step to heralding the bullet train in India.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Terrorism
Saudi Arabia condemns terror attack in J&K
Riyadh, Feb 15 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Friday denounced the terror attack by the Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of at least 45 CRPF personnel.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
R. Kelly faces new sexual assault allegations
Los Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Lawyer Michael Avenatti has released a video tape which allegedly shows rapper R. Kelly sexually assaulting a minor girl.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Hollywood
Jaitley back as Finance Minister, resumes charge
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday resumed work as the Finance Minister following medical treatment in the US and a presidential directive to assign him the portfolio.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Chicago police dismiss reports that Smollett attack was staged
Chicago, Feb 15 (IANS) Chicago police has pushed back on media reports that said the alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax and say the reports are "unconfirmed by case detectives".
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Hollywood
Pulwama attack: 4 from Punjab killed, gloom descends in villages
Chandigarh, Feb 15 (IANS) At least four CRPF troopers from Punjab were killed in Thursday's deadly attack on a convoy in Pulwama in neighbouring Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Just 2 companies control 50% of India's smartphone market
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The year 2018 ended with just two companies together controlling around 50 per cent share of the India smartphone market - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi and South Korean giant Samsung, according to latest data released by International Data Corporation (IDC).
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Maharashtra grieves for two troopers killed in Kashmir
Buldhana (Maharashtra), Feb 15 (IANS) Two CRPF troopers from Maharashtra are among the 45 killed in the suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
Reliance Entertainment acquires rights of 'Harappa Trilogy'
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Anil D. Ambani-owned Reliance Entertainment has acquired the rights for motion picture, web-series, gaming and merchandising of Vineet Bajpai's "Harappa Trilogy".
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
All political parties must oppose terror: Joshi
On board Vande Bharat Express, Feb 15 (IANS) Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Friday said that all political parties should take a unified approach on combating Pakistan-sponsored terrorism without trying to score political points.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Pulwama terror attack: Himachal Assembly adjourned in mourning
Shimla, Feb 15 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Assembly was adjourned on Friday after it unanimously mourned the worst-ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Governor, Kashmiri leaders slam each other after suicide bombing
Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) A bitter public spat has broken out between Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik and some Kashmiri political leaders in the aftermath of the terror attack on a CRPF convoy that left 45 troopers dead.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Amarinder wants 'befitting reply' to Pakistan
Chandigarh, Feb 15 (IANS) Mincing no words, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday called for a "befitting response to the enemy" and warned the Pakistan Army and ISI against indulging in any such games in Punjab, as the state Assembly passed an unanimous resolution strongly condemning the barbaric attack by Jaish terrorists on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Quintero's wonder goal helps River Plate earn point
Buenos Aires, Feb 15 (IANS) Colombian international midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero scored for the third game in a row as River Plate earned a 1-1 draw at Rosario Central in the Superliga Argentina.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
China condemns Kashmir terror attack
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) China on Friday condemned the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 45 CRPF troopers and said it has dealt professionally on the issue of declaring Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar whose JeM group claimed responsibility for the killings.
2019-02-15
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Defending champ Thiem in Argentina Open quarters
Buenos Aires, Feb 15 (IANS) Defending champion Dominic Thiem of Austria advanced to the Argentina Open quarterfinals after the top seed defeated Germany's Maximilian Marterer 6-4, 6-4.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Tennis
Indian appointed to high-level accounting post at UN
United Nations, Feb 15 (IANS) Chandramouli Ramanathan has been appointed as the world body's controller by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, according to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Snubbed by Congress on funding for border wall, Trump to declare Emergency
New York, Feb 15 (IANS) After another snub by Congress for funding his border wall, President Donald Trump will declare a State of Emergency on Friday in order to divert money to his pet project and back away from his threatened government shutdown, according to the White House.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Attack on CRPF will strengthen India-US counter-terrorism cooperation: Trump
New York, Feb 15 (IANS) President Donald Trump has called out Pakistan directly on the car-bomb attack on CRPF personnel by terrorists based there and declared that it will only strengthen efforts by India and the US to strengthen their cooperation in fighting terrorism.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
'5% reservation for Gujjars in Rajasthan would require a constitutional amendment'
Jaipur, Feb 15 (IANS) The Rajasthan Assembly might have passed a bill granting five per cent reservation to Gujjars in educational institutions and government jobs but the community's leaders are highly sceptical of this clearing judicial scrutiny as it has been shot down on two previous occasions in 2009 and 2015 when a similar quota was granted.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
D Soldierz's 'Call' out now
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Punjabi hip-hop artistes Apurva Aditya Sharma and Anupam Aditya Sharma, better known as D Soldierz, have released a peppy song titled "Call".
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Appoint non-bureaucrats as information commissioners also: SC
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said that the information commissioners, both at the Centre and in the States, under the Right to Information Act should also be appointed from other streams of the society and not limited just to serving or retired bureaucrats.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Arsenal stunned by BATE Borisov in Europa League; Sevilla, Inter win
Barysaw (Belarus), Feb 15 (IANS ) Belarusian club BATE Borisov stunned English Premier League side Arsenal 1-0 in the first-leg, round-of-32 action in the Europa League, while Sevilla and Inter Milan both scored away victories by that same score.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Belgium,Sports,Football
J&K attack worst mistake by terrorists, those responsible will pay: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In a stern message to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the terrorists have committed their "worst mistake" by killing 45 CRPF troopers in Jammu and Kashmir and said their backers will pay "a very big price".
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
NASA unveils roadmap for putting astronauts on Moon in 2028
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) NASA plans to put American astronauts back on the Moon by 2028, with unmanned demonstration missions in 2024 and 2026, the US space agency chief Jim Bridenstine has said.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Pulawama attack: Shah appeals parties to rise above politics
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday condemned the Pulwama terror attack that left 45 CRPF personnel dead and called upon to all political parties to rise above politics and come together on the issue of national security.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
China condemns Kashmir terror attack
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) China on Friday condemned the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that left 45 CRPF troopers dead, saying it was deeply shocked over the incident and firmly opposed to terrorism.
2019-02-15
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Goa Lokayukta recommends CBI probe into tablet-PCs purchase, slams sluggish government
Panaji, Feb 15 (IANS) Slamming the BJP-led coalition government for dragging its feet over probing a possible scam in the procurement of thousands of tablet-PCs for distribution to school students in 2013, the Goa Lokayukta has recommended a CBI probe to track down a cartel of businessmen who could have rigged the tender.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
After attack, BJP axes all political programmes
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The BJP on Friday said the party has cancelled its political programmes in solidarity with the 45 CRPF troopers killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
A.R. Murugadoss enters 'Avengers...' universe
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Director A.R. Murugadoss will be penning dialogues for the Tamil version of Hollywood film "Avengers: Endgame".
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Pakistan rejects any link to Kashmir terror attack
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Pakistan has denied any involvement in the suicide attack that claimed the lives of 45 CRPF troopers in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Karnataka CM consoles CRPF trooper's family
Bengaluru, Feb 15 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday consoled the family of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper H. Guru who hailed from the state and was among those killed in a suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Terrorism
BJP to firm up alliance for LS polls soon in TN: Ravishankar Prasad
Madurai, Feb 15 (IANS) Union Minister Ravishankar Prasad on Friday said soon the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will announce a strong electoral alliance in Tamil Nadu for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Putin strongly condemns Pakistan-backed terror attack in J&K
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday strongly condemned Thursday's terror attack by the Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammed in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of at least 45 CRPF personnel and said that the perpetrators behind the act should be "duly punished".
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
J&K attack worst mistake by terrorists, those responsible will pay: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A day after 45 CRPF troopers were killed in a gruesome terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the terrorists have committed their "biggest mistake" and those responsible have to pay.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Valencia, Chelsea, Napoli post away wins in Europa League
Madrid, Feb 15 (IANS) Favourites Valencia, Chelsea, Napoli and Villarreal all triumphed away from home in the first legs of their respective Europa League round-of-32 ties.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Every bottle of spirits has a tale to tell'
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Every bottle of alcohol has a tale to tell and to celebrate this, over 20 international masters, distillers, mixologists and story tellers will gather in Mumbai over the weekend on a platform that celebrates the craft of distillers and distilleries. It will also be a rite of passage for the new consumer who is open to experiencing luxury beverages that are a product of passion and commitment and are produced in small batches, without any compromise on quality.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Berlin film fest offers feedback from broader spectrum, says 'Dust' director
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Debutant director Udita Bhargava's film "Dust" had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this month. She says it is a great start for her as the Berlin fest offers a varied audience and so, the feedback comes from a broader spectrum.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Pakistan no longer 'Most Favoured Nation': India
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that the government has decided to withdraw the "Most Favoured Nation" status given to Pakistan, in the wake of the worst-ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir a day ago when a CRPF convoy in Pulwama was rammed into by an explosive-packed SUV that has left 45 troopers dead.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Crisis in Haiti worsens as President remains silent
Port-au-Prince, Feb 15 (IANS) The political and economic crisis in Haiti has worsened eight days after violent protests began against the government led by President Jovenel Moise.
2019-02-15
Category: International, France,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan no longer 'Most Favoured Nation': India
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday announced that the "Most Favoured Nation" status which was granted to Pakistan stands withdrawn.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Puducherry CM's protest enters Day 3
Puducherry, Feb 15 (IANS) The protest by Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy and his five ministers outside Lt Governor Kiran Bedi's official residence entered third day on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Kapil, Diljit happy with regional touch to 'Total Dhamaal' trailer
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Celebrities Kapil Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh and Ravi Kishan have praised the team of "Total Dhamaal" for adding a regional touch to the marketing of the project.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facebook tracking users who threaten its workers: Report
San Francisco, Feb 15 (IANS) Facebook has been monitoring and tracking locations of those users who can pose threat to its employees or physical properties, the media reported.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Protest shutdown against terror attack affects life in Jammu
Jammu, Feb 15 (IANS) Life here in Jammu and Kashmir was adversely affected on Friday due to a protest shutdown called against the terror strike in the valley in which 45 CRPF personnel were killed in a suicide attack.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Musk-founded AI group not to release software on 'fake news' fears
San Francisco, Feb 15 (IANS) Elon Musk-founded non-profit Artificial Intelligence (AI) research group OpenAI has decided not to reveal its new AI software in detail, fearing the AI-based model can be misused by bad actors in creating real-looking fake news.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Weather to improve in J&K from Friday
Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) After three days of rain and light snowfall, weather is likely to improve in Jammu and Kashmir from Friday, a Met official said.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Facebook negotiating multi-billion dollar fine with US agency: Report
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Facebook is negotiating a multi-billion dollar fine with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the social media giant's past privacy practices.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Himachal's CRPF constable martyred in terror attack
Shimla, Feb 15 (IANS) Constable Tilak Raj of Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district was one of those martyred in the cowardly attack on a CRPF convoy at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Australian floods send dirty water across Great Barrier Reef
Canberra, Feb 15 (IANS) Dirty water from a flood crisis in north Australia has spread to parts of the Great Barrier Reef, placing it under stress, scientists have said.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Jaitley to return as Finance Minister, to attend CCS meet
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Union Minister Arun Jaitley, who returned from the US last week after a medical treatment, will resume office as the Finance Minister on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Jammu-Srinagar highway closed after fresh landslides
Jammu, Feb 15 (IANS) After remaining partially open for three days, the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed on Friday due to fresh landslides in Ramban-Ramsoo sector.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
US Congress passes bill to avert government shutdown
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has passed a legislation on spending and border security to avert another government shutdown, hours after the bill was approved by the Senate.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sudanese refugee wins major human rights award
Geneva, Feb 15 (IANS/AKI) Abdul Aziz Muhamat, a Sudanese refugee who has been held in Australia's notorious offshore Manus Island processing centre for over five years, has won the prestigious Martin Ennals human rights prize, the UN refugee agency UNHCR has said.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
J&K terror attack: Two more CRPF troopers die, toll touches 45
Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) The toll from Thursday's terror attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Jammu and Kashmir rose to 45 as two more troopers succumbed to their injuries, officials said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
US stocks close mixed amid retail sales tumble
New York, Feb 15 (IANS) US stocks ended mixed as tech-related stocks' strong performance offset part of the negative impact caused by the unexpected biggest fall of US retail sales in December 2018 in nine years.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Brexit: Theresa May suffers fresh Commons defeat
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered another Commons defeat after MPs voted down her approach to Brexit talks.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Khloe doesn't label relationship
Los Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian refuses to "classify" or label her relationship with basketball player Tristan Thompson.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump plans to sign funding bill, declare emergency
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump plans to sign a bipartisan funding bill to avert another government shutdown, and also declare a national emergency to obtain funds for his long-promised border wall, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
'The Wife' has nothing except Glen Close (Movie Review)
Film: "The Wife"; Director: Bjorn Runge; Starring: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater; Rating: **(2 stars)
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Won't run in European elections, says Conte
Rome, Feb 15 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday denied he would be a candidate for the anti-establishment 5 Star Movement in the European Parliament polls in May to help revive its flagging fortunes.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Two arrested, many injured in baton charge by Assam Police
Shillong, Feb 15 (IANS) Two tribal Khasi men were arrested and many people sustained injuries as Assam Police on Thursday resorted to baton charge in Umwali, a disputed area between Meghalaya and Assam, an official said.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Congress betrayed Karnataka's farmers, says Amit Shah
Sindhanur (Karnataka), Feb 15 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi of betraying Karnataka's farmers.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Eiminate perpetrators, raise fidayeen against Pakistan: Army ex-chief
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Former army chief, Gen. Shankar Roychowdhury (retd) on Thursday blamed intelligence failure for the Pulwama terror attack and suggested some non-governmental Indian agency raise a "fidayeen" (suicide squad) against Pakistan to avenge such incidents.
2019-02-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
43 CRPF troopers killed in worst-ever terror attack in Kashmir
Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) In the worst-ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy erupted in 1989, a suicide bomber on Thursday rammed his SUV packed with explosives into a CRPF bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pulwama district, killing at least 43 troopers and leaving the security established stunned.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Probing if hotel fire was a deliberate act: Crime Branch
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Probing the dreadful fire in a Delhi hotel in which 17 people were killed on Tuesday, the Crime Branch has shifted its focus to investigating the possibility of a deliberate attempt at aggravating the fire inside the premises to settle an insurance claim by the owner, sources said.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Stan Lee remembered at 'Captain Marvel' fan gala in Singapore
Singapore, Feb 15 (IANS) A woman dressed as Captain Marvel, a man wearing a Spider-Man suit, another flaunting the golden glove of Thanos -- fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) gave "Captain Marvel" stars a welcome fit for a movie which not just celebrates woman power, but is also the first superhero film from the franchise to release since Stan Lee's death.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Singapore,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BJP, AIADMK hold talks on electoral alliance
Chennai, Feb 15 (IANS) Union Minister and BJP's Tamil Nadu election in-charge Piyush Goyal and leaders of the state's ruling AIADMK on Thursday met to discuss an alliance for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Finance Minister to address RBI Central Board on Feb 18
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday said that Finance Minister Piyush Goyal will address its Central Board on February 18.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Rajnath meets top security officials ahead of CCS meet
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday held a series of meetings with top security officials in wake of the Pulwama terror attack that killed at least 43 CRPF troopers and left the security establishment stunned.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
World condemns Pakistan-backed terror attack in J&K
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) From the US to Russia and from Sri Lanka to Bhutan, the world condemned Pakistan-backed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed's (JeM) attack on an Indian security convoy that claimed the lives of over 40 CRPF personnel.
2019-02-14
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Intelligence warning of IED attack sent to CRPF, other security agencies last week
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Kashmir Police on February 8 had sent an intelligence input to the CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, Army and the Air Force warning of a possible IED attack, according to a letter written by the state police Inspector General.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Foundation laid for Bhogapuram International Airport near Vizag
Visakhapatnam, Feb 14 (IANS) The foundation stone for Bhogapuram Greenfield International Airport in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayanagaram was laid on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Omar, Mehbooba condemn killing of CRPF personnel, blast PMO
Jammu, Feb 14 (IANS) The terror attack in which 43 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir has been condemned by two former Chief Ministers, while the Jammu traders' body called for a shutdown on Friday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
AIIMS, ICMR launch tool to record cleft lip patients' data
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) 'IndiCleft,' a web-based tool that helps record data of patients suffering from cleft lip or cleft palate, both online and offline, was launched by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) here on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Breast surgeon Ram to be conferred FRCS of Thailand body
Hyderabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Dr. P. Raghu Ram, President-elect of the Association of Surgeons of India, and Director of KIMS-Ushalakshmi Centre for Breast Diseases, would be conferred the Honorary Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) of Thailand.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Government working on 0% import duty on cashew kernel: Prabhu
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) As a measure of support for India's cashew industry, the government is working on eliminating the import duty on cashew kernel, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
B-Town condemns 'cowardly' Pulwama terror attack
Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) The film fraternity condemned the dastardly terror attack in which 43 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday, terming it a "cowardly" act.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Terrorism
CPM terms Delhi meeting of Opposition leaders a "show-off"
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) Dubbing Wednesday's meeting of major anti-BJP parties in Delhi as a "show-off", West Bengal Left Front chairman and CPI-M politburo member Biman Bose on Thursday said there was neither any scope for an all-India pre-poll pact, nor could there be a common minimum programme (CMP) before the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-02-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CCS to meet on Friday morning, to discuss security situation in J&K
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Security will meet on Friday morning to discuss the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack that killed at least 43 troopers and left the security establishment stunned.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India resolves to fight terror after Pakistan-backed JeM attack in J&K
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) India, while condemning in the strongest terms the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday perpetrated by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) that claimed the lives of over 40 CRPF troopers, said it is determined to fight the menace of terrorism.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Most firms in India lack adequate cyber security: Report
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Cyber security operations at most companies in India are inadequate and do not meet the security needs, a report by Ernst & Young said, here on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
RBI imposes monetary penalty on three banks
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed separate monetary penalties on three lenders -- Bank of India, Oriental Bank of Commerce and Punjab National Bank -- over deficiencies in complying with regulatory norms.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India, US CEOs to set up working groups on financial services, healthcare, defence
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The India-US CEOs Forum on Thursday decided to set up working groups on financial services, healthcare and defence to suggest measures to accelerate trade and investment between the two countries.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Minister opens Taj-view-garden
Agra Feb 14 (IANS) Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma here on Thursday inaugurated the green river front on the Taj Heritage Corridor, sandwiched between the Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
ZEE5 to come up with 72 new shows
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) On the occasion of its first anniversary the OTT platform, ZEE5 launched 72 original shows in six different languages on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
HC triples meat exporter Qureshi's security amount for UAE, Pakistan trip
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday increased, to Rs 6 crore, the security amount which has to be deposited by meat exporter and alleged hawala dealer Moin Akhtar Qureshi for travelling to the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
GSK Consumer Healthcare's Q3 net profit up 35%
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare on Thursday reported a 35.07 per cent rise in net profit for the October-December quarter.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ISL: Goa leave ATK staring at exit with 3-0 win
Fatorda, Feb 14 (IANS) FC Goa returned to their free-flowing ways as they hammered ATK 3-0 in an Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Work begins on Adani Group's Data Centre in Vizag
Visakhapatnam, Feb 14 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday laid the foundation stone for Data Centre and Technology Park of Adani Group in this port city.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
CWC to meet in Ahmedabad on Feb 26
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC), the partys highest decision-making body will meet on February 26 in Prime Minister Narendra Modis home state Gujarat to chalk out and finalise the roadmap for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Look out circular issued against Hotel Aprit Palace owners: Crime Branch
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Probing the Hotel Arpit Palace fire in which 17 people were killed, the Crime Branch of Delhi Police here on Thursday issued a look out circular against its owners who have been absconding after the incident, said a senior Crime Branch officer.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jan WPI eases to 10-month low on lower food, fuel prices (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Lower food and fuel prices eased India's wholesale inflation to 10-month low of 2.76 per cent in January 2019 from 3.02 per cent reported for the corresponding month of 2018, official data showed on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Kulbhushan Jadhav hearing to resume in ICJ from Monday: MEA
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The public hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case will commence from Monday before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Pulwama terror attack an act of desperation: RSS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) said Thursdays terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, in which 43 security personnel were killed, was an act of desperation due to the growing clampdown on terrorism.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Gujarat to pay Rs 5 lakh to Godhra train victims' heirs
Gandhinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) Following the Supreme Court's order, the Gujarat government on Thursday announced to pay Rs 5 lakh each to the heirs of victims of the Sabarmati Express train incident at Godhra in 2002.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Nepalese trafficking survivors to be sent home: Maneka Gandhi
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday said 147 girls and 32 boys from Nepal, the victims of trafficking, will be sent back to their country.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Average Twitter users more active during disasters: Study
New York, Feb 14 (IANS) Despite the importance placed on celebrity social media influencers with millions of followers, during natural disasters average Twitter users become more active disseminators of information, finds a study.
2019-02-14
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Government increases MSP for sugar to Rs 31 per kg
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday said Minimum Selling Price (MSP) of sugar has been increased by Rs 2 to Rs 31 per kg in order to help millers clear pending dues of sugarcane farmers that now amount to Rs 20,167 crore.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Pawar to contest Lok Sabha polls from Maharashtra's Madha
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar will re-enter electoral politics by contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Maharashtra's Madha seat, party leader Praful Patel said here on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BJP seeks report cards of works done by its Lok Sabha MPs
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Almost a month after initiating a survery on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's App, seeking responses from the people about the three most popular party leaders in their constituencies, the BJP has now sought a report card of works done from its Lok Sabha members.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League: East Bengal jump to 3rd with 5-0 win over Lajong
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) Laldanmawia Ralte scored a hat-trick as East Bengal sent a strong message to the title contenders by thrashing Shillong Lajong FC 5-0 in an utterly lopsided I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, here on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Yes Bank soars 30% after RBI report
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) The Yes Bank stock rose sharply 30.73 per cent to close at Rs 221 apiece on Thursday, a day after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) found no inconsistency, or "divergence", in the bank's disclosures on its non-performing assets (NPAs).
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rain, thunder hit Delhi on Valentine's Day; six flights diverted
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Rains, accompanied by strong winds, turned the weather around in Delhi and adjoining areas on Thursday, making it a perfect Valentine's Day for many people. Some rain and cloudy weather is expected on Friday too.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Be flexible in facilitating voting for armed forces personnel, SC tells EC
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Election Commission to be flexible in facilitating the right to vote for armed forces personnel, including those of the central paramilitary forces, during general elections.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Omar condemns attack on CRPF, blasts Modi Minister
Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday condemned "in the strongest possible terms" the killing of CRPF troopers in a suicide attack and blasted central Minister Jitendra Singh for "playing politics" over the bloodbath.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
India condemns terrorist attack in Iran
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) India on Thursday strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Iran's Sistan-Baluchistan province that left 27 security personnel dead.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Terrorism
43 CRPF troopers killed in suicide attack in Kashmir (Seventh Lead)
Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) In the worst ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy erupted in 1989, a suicide bomber on Thursday rammed his SUV packed with explosives into a CRPF bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pulwama district, killing at least 43 troopers and leaving the security established stunned.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sushma on four-day visit to Bulgaria, Morocco and Spain from Saturday
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be on a four-day visit to Bulgaria, Morocco and Spain from Saturday to strengthen India's relations with these three countries, expand avenues of cooperation and discuss key regional and global issues, an statement said.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
NCLAT quashes NCLT order against ECL
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has set aside the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) Kolkata bench's order to start insolvency proceedings against Eastern Coalfields (ECL), a subsidiary of Coal India, said an official on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
DoT finalising revival proposal, no shutdown: BSNL
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) State-run BSNL on Thursday said government is in the final stage of drafting a revival proposal for the PSU and it would shortly be sent for the inter-ministerial panel for approval.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Telangana's Vote on Account Budget on Feb 22
Hyderabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Telangana's Vote on Account Budget will be presented in the State Assembly on February 22, it was announced on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Mamata mourns death of CRPF troopers
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mourned the death of CRPF troopers in a terrorist attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Terrorism
Centre claims 7 swine flu deaths in Delhi, hospitals show more
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The number of swine flu cases in Delhi continued to rise with 1,669 positive cases and seven deaths being reported till February 10, government figures released on Wednesday showed.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bharat ETF 1-day issue oversubscribed 10 times, government to retain Rs 10k crore
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Bharat 22 ETF issue has been subscribed over 10 times and the government will retain about Rs 10,000 crore as divestment proceeds from the additional offering period of the exchange traded fund.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Alliance at national level, may fight each other in states: Mamata
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Virtually shutting the doors for an alliance with the Congress in her state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said while there will be a pre-poll alliance of non-NDA parties at the national level to take on the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections, they may fight each other at the state level.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC delivers split verdict on Delhi government's powers on control of services
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A Division Bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a split verdict on the issue of control of services between the Delhi government and the Centre, and referred the matter to a larger bench.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rahul says GST killed Gujarat's economic base
Lal Dungri (South Gujarat), Feb 14 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday established a connect with the crowds here in Gujarat, scoffing at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development claims in his home state and alleging that GST had killed the state's small and medium scale businessmen who were its true pillars.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Government increases MSP for sugar to Rs 31 per kg
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Union Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday said Minimum Selling Price (MSP) of sugar has been increased by Rs 2 to Rs 31 per kg in order to help millers clear pending dues of farmers that now amount to Rs 20,167 crore.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
People have right to seek early SGPC polls: Amarinder
Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that people had the right to early polls to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the supreme body controlling gurdwaras.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Troubled Mohun Bagan struggles to find sponsor
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Mohun Bagans inability to find a sponsor is both agonizing and disturbing.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Vehicle-ramming a tactical shift in terrorism in Kashmir
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The ghastly attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday killing 40 personnel indicates a significant tactical shift in the strategy of terrorists as security agencies fear that vehicle-ramming assaults, last seen in the 2001 Jammu and Kashmir Assembly car bombing, could become a new norm.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Karnataka assembly passes budget amid BJP ruckus, adjourned sine die
Bengaluru, Feb 14 (IANS) The Karnataka Assembly on Thursday passed the budget for 2019-20 amid ruckus by the opposition BJP over an attack on its legislator's house at Hassan, allegedly by workers of the ruling Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) on Wednesday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Naval police tried suppressing molestation case against commander: Goa Police
Panaji, Feb 14 (IANS) The naval police, posted at the INS Hansa naval base in South Goa, had tried to scuttle a molestation complaint against Commander Manikandan Nambiar by his maid on February 12, police told a trial court in Goa, which granted anticipatory bail to the accused on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
SC rejects Maharashtra's plea in Dabhol project case
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) More than two decades after the Maharashtra government scrapped the Dabhol Power Project, set up by the Enron Power Corporation, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the state government if it was inclined to inquire into its alleged inconsistent stand from time to time.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cyber security to be 'very complex' with AI, M2M coming in: Gulshan Rai
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) At a time when the technology landscape across the world is adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connectivity, the Cyber Security Chief of the Prime Ministers Office, Gulshan Rai says the new technologies will make the cyber security scenario "very complex".
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Technology
Office rentals in Bengaluru may witness 6.6% growth in 2019: Report
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Office rental values in Bengaluru may grow at 6.6 per cent in 2019, the third highest rate globally, a Knight Frank report said on Thursday. With a rate of 6.5 per cent in office rents, the rental growth rate in the national capital would be the fourth highest globally.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
American double standards on India's e-commerce FDI rules: US official
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) US double standards on the recent changes in India's FDI norms for e-commerce being opposed by American giants Amazon and Walmart have been exposed by research pointing to such anti-monopolistic measures taken by the US itself in its rise to the top of the global economy and which has now turned protectionist.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Rahul to meet G20 envoys
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi will meet envoys of G-20 and neighbouring countries on Friday in a significant interaction ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Government initiates backdoor nationalisation of Jet Airways (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) In a major move on Thursday, the government, through its bankers, undertook a backdoor nationalisation of Jet Airways Ltd.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics