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Delhi bureaucrats not to meet CM, ministers till Kejriwal apologises
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Bureaucrats would not meet or talk over phone to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his ministers or MLAs till Kejriwal accepts and apologises for an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs, the IAS Association said here on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unions oppose cabinet nod to private firms for commercial coal mining
New Delhi/Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Central trade unions in coal sector opposed opening up of commercial coal mining for private sector after the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the methodology for auction of coal mines for sale of coal.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BSNL hopes to reduce unpaid dues through recovery drive
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is making progress in bringing down its unpaid dues through an ongoing nationwide recovery drive, an official said here on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Community child welfare centre launched in Kolkata's Metiabruz
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) A community child welfare centre was launched in western Kolkata's Metiabruz by the Baptist Missionary Society in collaboration with International Justice Mission to mark the World Social Justice Day on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED probing 120 shell companies linked to Nirav, Choksi
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing 120 shell companies allegedly linked to dimond trader Nirav Modi and Gitanjali Group chief Mehul Choksi even as Income Tax officials claimed to have found two companies linked to Nirav that received Rs 555 crore from foreign companies between 2013 and 2014.
2018-02-20
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Bengaluru FC storm into AFC Cup group stages
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Antonio Dovale scored Bengaluru FC's first ever hat-trick in Asian competition (in the 12th, 35th and 48th minutes) as the Blues ran roughshod over Maldivian side TC Sports Club, beating them 5-0 (8-2 on aggregate) at the Kanteerava Stadium here on Tuesday to book a place in the AFC Cup Group stages
2018-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Palestine President offers peace plan, seeks international conference to foster negotiations
United Nations, Feb 20 (IANS) Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday presented a three-point peace plan centered on convening an international peace conference by mid-year to foster negotiations to resolve the intractable conflict with Israel.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Emergency not applicable to law-abiding citizens, visitors: Maldives
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Maldives President Abdula Yameen's office announced on Tuesday that the state of emergency that was extended earlier in the day by a month is not applicable to law-abiding citizens and visitors.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Nirav Modi's letter smacks of arrogance, what will government do, asks Congress
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday said the purported letter written by jeweller Nirav Modi, who is allegedly involved in Rs 11,300 crore PNB scam, smacks of arrogance and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley that if the letter is authentic, what action would be taken against him.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Apologise for son's assault on youth, Congress MLA tells Karnataka Assembly
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Ruling Congress legislator N.A. Haris on Tuesday apologised in the Karnataka Assembly for an assault by his son Mohammed Nalapad on a youth at a city cafe.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress to talk to others on raising PNB fraud in Parliament
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday said that it would talk to other parties on raising the Rs 11,300-crore PNB fraud and the Rotomac fraud issue in the second leg of Parliament's Budget Session to seek answers from the government on the credibility of banking sector.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Celebs keep off political controversies for a reason: SRK
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Tuesday said celebrities are not scared of expressing their opinion, but if sometimes they choose to remain silent, it is not without a valid reason.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
PNB fraud: CBI arrests five staffers of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday arrested five employees of diamond merchants Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi in the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, an official said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Mercury on rise in Delhi, Tuesday warmest February day
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) With the maximum temperature at 29 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average, making Tuesday the warmest February day for Delhi, the IMD said that both maximum and minimum temperatures are set to rise over the next two days at least.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
India against Maldives emergency extension
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Maldives Parliament on Tuesday extended the ongoing state of emergency by another month even as India said that it expected that the emergency in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation will not be extended.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Arunachal Pradesh celebrates 32nd Statehood Day
Itanagar, Feb 20 (IANS) A new chapter of transformation is being written in Arunachal Pradesh and it is on the path of rapid development, said Governor Brig (Dr) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) on Tuesday, as the state celebrated its 32nd Statehood Day.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Once manual scavengers, two sisters turn a new chapter in life
Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) Two young women, who used to do manual scavenging in Rajasthan in their childhood around a decade ago, on Tuesday turned a new chapter in their lives when they got married to two educated men in Tonk town of the desert state.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
I'm Muslim, want to live with husband, Hadiya tells SC
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Kerala woman Akhila Asokan, alias Hadiya who is in the midst of a 'love jihad' controversy, has told the Supreme Court that she is a Muslim now and wants to live with her husband Shafin Jahan -- with whom her marriage was annulled by the Kerala High Court.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Rail coach manufacturing factory to come up in Maharashtra
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) In a major boost to the development of backward Marathwada region, the Maharashtra government and Indian Railways have signed a MoU to set up a coach manufacturing factory in Latur, it was announced here on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Need for a larger structural body above banks to decide accountability'
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) In wake of the $1.8 billion fraud unearthed in the Indian banking system, there is a need for a structural organisation above banks to decide on the accountability, an industry expert said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Delhi government halts Aadhaar-based ration distribution
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Delhi will retain the previous arrangement of giving out rations as Aadhaar-based distribution is becoming a hindrance for people in obtaining commodities through the fair price shops, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
NDPP engaged in 'politics without agenda': Nagaland CM
Mon (Nagaland), Feb 20 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R Zeliang on Tuesday termed the newly- floated Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) as a party engaged in politics without any agenda.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Another controversy: Delhi CS, AAP trade accusations on assault (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on Tuesday alleged that he was hit by two AAP MLAs in a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence, triggering a major row that also saw the manhandling of Environment Minister Imran Hussain and another AAP leader by a crowd inside the Secretariat here.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vipul Ambani, four others arrested in PNB fraud case
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday said it has arrested five functionaries of the companies of diamond trader Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi who are allegedly behind the Rs 11, 300 crore PNB scam after their questioning.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
People with heavy thighs unlikely to become diabetic: Study
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Tuesday said the hospital, along with Motilal Nehru Medical College of Allahabad, has discovered a "simple and cost-effective screening tool" to identify people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
RIL to buy 5% stake in Eros International, form Rs 1,000 cr fund to co-produce content
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and Eros International PLC (Eros) on Tuesday announced that RIL, through a subsidiary, has agreed to subscribe to a 5 per cent equity stake in Eros at a price of $15 per share.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Cilic gets easy win, advances to 2nd round at Rio Open
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 20 (IANS) Croatian tennis player Marin Cilic beat Argentine qualifier Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the second round at the Rio Open here.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Tennis
30 civilians released, 8 militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS) Afghan forces attacked a Taliban detention centre in Laghman province killing eight militants and setting free 30 civilians, the Defence Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
RIL signs Rs 60,000 cr of MoUs at 'Magnetic Maharashtra'
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has signed 25 MoUs at the ongoing 'Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence Summit 2018' with various global giants with an investment of Rs 60,000 crore over 10 years to create 100,000 jobs, it was announced on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
State duty-bound to bring PNB scamsters to justice: Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) In the wake of the Rs 11,300 crore ($1.8 billion) Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam allegedly involving diamond merchant Nirav Modi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the state was duty-bound to ensure those cheating the system are brought to justice.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Oxfam boss apologises over abuse of Haiti quake victims
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Oxfam's Chief Executive Mark Goldring on Tuesday apologised over sexual abuse of Haiti quake victims by the charity's staffers.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Real Madrid confirms injuries to Marcelo, Modric
Madrid, Feb 20 (IANS) Real Madrid on Tuesday confirmed that defender Marcelo and midfielder Luka Modric suffered injuries to the right leg muscle and the biceps femoris, in statements released on the Spanish club's website.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
CPI-M alleges electoral law violation in Tripura polls, demands paper slip counting
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The CPI-M on Tuesday demanded that the Election Commission order a "thorough probe" into the alleged violations of electoral law during the Tripura polls on Sunday, as also count of VVPAT slips in 13 constituencies.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajasthan Royals begin first camp ahead of IPL 2018
Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals' Indian cricketers are participating in the three-day camp organised at the Cricket Club of India (CCI)'s Brabourne stadium in Mumbai from Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Goa Church asks Catholics to pray for Parrikar's health
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) Goa's Roman Catholic Church has asked its followers to fervently pray for the good health of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, hospitalised at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital since February 15 for pancreas-related ailment.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion,Health/Medicine
Cabinet approves India-Israel pact on film co-production
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday retrospectively approved an agreement on film co-production between India and Israel, an official statement said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
UP Khadi products now available on Amazon India
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) Khadi items made in Uttar Pradesh are now available on e-commerce portal Amazon India, after the state government on Tuesday signed an MoU in this regard with the company, an official said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Business/Economy
Ample opportunity for operating long-haul flights from Kolkata: Official
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) With increasing passenger movement in Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here, the airport authority on Tuesday said there is "ample opportunity" for operating long-haul flights from the city to European destinations, Australia and other countries.
2018-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Parliament extends Maldives Emergency by 30 days
Male, Feb 20 (IANS) Following a request by Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, Parliament on Tuesday approved extending the ongoing state of Emergency by 30 days, despite a lack of quorum.
2018-02-20
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Child killed in MP blast
Ratlam, Feb 20 (IANS) A child was killed and two others injured in an accidental blast in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam district on Tuesday, police said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IT Department raids 20 premises linked to Gitanjali Group
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Tuesday raided 20 premises and associated firms in connection with Gitanjali Group in a tax evasion case.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jharkhand bans Popular Front of India for IS links
Ranchi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has banned the Popular Front of India for its alleged links to the Islamic State, official sources said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: International, India,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre burdening masses by reducing small savings interest rates: Mamata
Malda, Feb 20 (IANS) Taking a swipe at the Centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the Narendra Modi government of reducing interest rates on employee provident fund and small savings for what she said was to "compensate for loss incurred due to loot by a few people".
2018-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Fourcade leads French mixed biathlon team to victory
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 20 (IANS) Martin Fourcade of France clinched his fifth Winter Olympics gold on Tuesday by leading his country's mixed biathlon team to victory.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Coach Constantine accepts India football team contract extension
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine on Tuesday accepted the offer to have his contract with the team extended beyond the AFC Asia Cup next year.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Wipro arm forays into home automation
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Wipro's Consumer Care & Lighting on Tuesday said it has forayed into home automation space with an integrated solution to convert ordinary homes into 'smart homes'.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Ensure the Dalit voice is not stifled: Amnesty tells Indian states
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Day after a Dalit activist immolated himself in Gujarat, Amnesty International on Tuesday urged the state governments to ensure Dalit protestors are not denied their rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Allied business, low crop waste can double farmers' income: PM
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reiterated that the income of Indian farmers can be doubled if revenue from allied sectors is generated and crop waste losses reduced, besides increase in farm yield.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CCEA approves six rail projects worth Rs over 11,000 cr
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved six projects at a cost of Rs 11,661 crore for new lines as well as doubling and electrification of tracks in Uttar Pradesh and three other states, an official statement said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Shoes hurled at Odisha CM during by-poll campaign
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) An unidentified youth on Tuesday hurled two shoes at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during his campaign for the by-poll in Bijepur assembly constituency of Bargarh district.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon raises record charity amount
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The 10th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017 on Tuesday shattered all previous records to raise Rs. 8.10 crore for charity.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
RBI sets deadline for SWIFT changes, forms panel to look into rising bank frauds
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India has asked banks to implement measures to strengthen the SWIFT operating environment within a deadline, even as it set up a committee to look into factors leading to increased number of frauds.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 15,000 runners for IDBI Federal New Delhi Marathon (Lead, correcting headline)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Over 15,000 runners are all set to run the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon 2018 on February 25.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
SC to hear on bank top brass' role in PNB scam
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday a plea for probe into the role of the top management of Punjab National Bank in the Rs 11,300 crore scam allegedly involving jeweller Nirav Modi and others.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
PNB scam: 3 bank officials in police custody till March 3
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) A special CBI court on Tuesday sent three Punjab National Bank officials arrested in connection with the Rs 11,300-crore fraud in police custody till March 3.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Jaitley blames PNB management, auditors for Nirav fraud
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Breaking his silence on the Rs 11,300 crore PNB scam, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday blamed the bank's management and auditors for failing to detect the fraud and said the scamsters will be chased and measures will be put in place to prevent such scams.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Third-tier club Wigan shock Man City in FA Cup fifth round
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Manchester City chief coach Pep Guardiola rued the red card given to Fabian Delph and said mistakes like these can cost a team the game in matches like the FA Cup as they succumbed to a shock 0-1 loss at the hands of English third-tier football club Wigan Athletic.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Egypt court sentences 20 to 10-yr jail for burning church
Cairo, Feb 20 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced 20 people to 10 years in prison in a case of setting fire to a church in 2013, official news agency MENA reported.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Egypt,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Get back Nirav while returning from abroad, Rahul tells PM
Mendipathar (Meghalaya), Feb 20 (IANS) Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked him to bring back absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi "when he returns from his foreign trips".
2018-02-20
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Tanuja Chandra, Juhi Chaturvedi launch Writer's Lounge
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Director-writer Tanuja Chandra, screenwriter Juhi Chaturvedi, actor-director-writer Swati Semwal and writer Ishani Banerjee launched a Writer's Lounge here on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Auditors failed to stop PNB fraud: Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Breaking his silence on the Rs.11,400 crore PNB scam, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday blamed the auditors for failing to detect the fraud and said the scamsters will be chased and measures will be put in place to prevent such scams.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Singhvi gets IT notice for Nirav Modi purchases
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Tuesday said an "inquiry notice" was sent to Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi's wife Anita who had allegedly bought diamonds and jewellery worth Rs 6.5 crore from a store owned by fugitive Nirav Modi.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Make impossible possible, complete NRC by May 31: SC
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Assam government to complete the work on upgradation of the National Register of Citizens by May 31 as it rejected the plea for time till June 30, saying its job is to make impossible possible.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Assam Minister defends Priyanka's dress in tourism calendar
Guwahati, Feb 20 (IANS) A day after the opposition Congress legislators in the Assam legislative Assembly demanded removal of actress Priyanka Chopra as the brand ambassador of Assam tourism, State Tourism Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma came to her rescue and said that a section of the Congress legislators are trying to get cheap publicity out of the issue.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Assam,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics,Lifestyle/Fashion
Singhvi says IT notice harassment by government
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Tuesday alleged that the government was harassing him and his family after his wife was served an Income Tax notice for an alleged purchase of diamonds from a store owned by jeweller Nirav Modi wanted in a multi-crore-rupees banking fraud.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Meghalaya's Ramie fabric to be star at Delhi event
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Seventeen designers like Lecoanet Hemant, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Aneeth Arora will showcase their work using Maghalaya's homegrown fabric, Ramie, at the French ambassador's residence here on Thursday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Finnish firms to participate in IndiaWood exhibition
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) About a dozen Finnish companies will be participating for the first time in the biennial IndiaWood exhibition that begins in Bengaluru from March 8.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
AAP MLAs hit me in front of Kejriwal: Delhi Chief Secretary
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on Tuesday alleged that he was hit by AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan and another party MLA, who he can identify, in front of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at CM's residence on Monday night.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jasleen Royal's 'Oye Hichki' released
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) "Oye hichki", a track composed by Jasleen Royal for the Rani Mukerji-starrer "Hichki", released on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Maldives Emergency extended by 30 days
Male, Feb 20 (IANS) The Maldives' Parliament on Tuesday approved extending the state of Emergency by 30 days following a request by President Abdulla Yameen.
2018-02-20
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Two new vaccines may be effective in preventing TB: Study
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Two new vaccines have shown promise in preventing tuberculosis, the world's leading infectious disease killer, results of new clinical trials show.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SAARC parliamentary body expresses concern, wants rule of law restored in Maldives
Colombo, Feb 20 (IANS) The Chairman of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians has written to Maldives Speaker raising concerns over the current political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation urging it to immediately take steps to restore normalcy and respect for the rule of law in the country.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Reliance Jio ranks 17 in Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies list
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Reliance Jio earned the number 17 spot on the global list of Fast Company's annual ranking of the worlds 50 Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2018, and also ranks at number one for Most Innovative Companies in India, a company statement said here on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gujarat presents revenue surplus budget for 2018-19
Gandhinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, who also holds the finance portfolio, on Tuesday presented a Rs 1,83,666 crore budget for 2018-19, without any new major taxes but also proposing a revenus surplus of Rs 5,998 crore and overall surplus of Rs 783 crore
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Surbhi Chandna finds doing comedy challenging (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Surbhi Chandna says it is challenging for an actor to get the comic timing right.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ISL: Goa to face bottom-placed Delhi in must win tie (Preview)
Margao, (Goa), Feb 20 (IANS) After failing to clinch victory in the last four fixtures in the Indian Super League (ISL), FC Goa find themselves in a must win situation when they take on Delhi Dynamos at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
PNB fraud: CBI questions 10 bank officials, 18 company employees
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday questioned 10 Punjab National Bank (PNB) officials, including an Executive Director, and 18 employees of Nirav Modi and Gitanjali group of firms in Rs 11,300 crore bank fraud case.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED probing 120 shell companies linked to Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing 120 shell companies allegedly linked to jeweller designer Nirav Modi and Gitanjali Group chief Mehul Choksi even as Income Tax officials claimed to have found two companies linked to Modi that had received Rs 555 crore from companies in Cyprus, Mauritius and Singapore between 2013 and 2014.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Adityanath flags off 100 motorcycles for 'UP-100' service
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday flagged off 100 motorcycles for the 'UP-100' service, officials said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Militants fire at security vehicle near IAF station in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Militants fired at a vehicle of the security forces near the Indian Air Force station in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, followed by a brief exchange of fire on Tuesday, police said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Self-esteem key to treat mental health patients: Study
Toronto, Feb 20 (IANS) Improving how mental health patients perceive themselves can be critical in treating them, a first of its kind study has claimed.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
This gene helps grow blood vessels
Toronto, Feb 20 (IANS) A new gene that helps grow blood vessels when it senses inadequate blood flow to tissues has been identified, an advance that can help improve treatments for heart diseases and stroke.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Improper disposal of sanitary napkins a worry: Maneka
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday raised concern over disposal of sanitary napkins, saying improper disposal can lead to serious consequences.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Producers shouldn't invest in star-driven movies initially: SRK
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Bollywood superstar-producer Shah Rukh Khan says that producers should not begin their journey in film business by investing in "big star-driven movies" as they are really expensive.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BSF kills intruder on Punjab border, recovers 10 kg heroin
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers shot dead an intruder from Pakistan and recovered 10 kg heroin along Punjab's border with Pakistan in the frontier district of Ferozepur, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
S. Korea wins gold in women's 3,000m relay short track
PyeongChang, Feb 20 (IANS) South Korea won gold medal in the women's 3,000 metre relay short track speed skating at the PyeongChang Winter Games on Tuesday, taking the event's title for two Olympics in a row.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
MP leaders ride 'rath', bullock cart to woo voters
Bhopal, Feb 20 (IANS) A modern 'rath' and a bullock cart are among the preferred modes of transport for top Madhya Pradesh leaders to campaign in the run-up to the February 24 bypolls in Mungawali and Shivpuri Assembly constituencies.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Haryana transfers five DGP-level officers
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) The Haryana government on Tuesday ordered the transfers of five DGP-level officers in the state.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Puri, Sidhu to receive Trudeau at Amritsar airport
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Punjab Local Government and Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu will receive Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Sri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport in Amritsar on Wednesday during the latter's visit to the Sikh holy city.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diplomacy
Gitanjali employees in Hyderabad stage protest, demand alternate jobs
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) The closure of Gitanjali Gems Park here following the raid by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam has hit about 600 families and led to protests here on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Robot to welcome PM Modi, business honchos at UP 'Investors Meet'
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) A robot created by a group of students engaged in a startup will welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inaugural session of the "Investors Meet" here on Wednesday, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Business/Economy
Gokulam upset Minerva in I-League
Panchkula, Feb 20 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC faced a shock 0-1 defeat at the hands of giant killers Gokulam Kerala FC which dented their title aspirations in an I-League encounter here on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Football
Over 15,000 runners for IDBI New Delhi Marathon
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Over 15,000 runners are all set to run the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon 2018 on February 25.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Oldest ever detected supernova happened 10.5 billion years ago
London, Feb 20 (IANS) An international team of astronomers has discovered the oldest supernova ever detected -- a huge cosmic explosion that took place 10.5 billion years ago.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
No surprises in badminton team for CWG
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) There were no surprises in the Indian badminton team which was picked on Tuesday for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4. P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will lead Indias charge.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Nasscom's Centre of Excellence on DS&AI to come up in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Nasscom, in partnership with the Telangana government, will establish a Centre of Excellence for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence here, it was announced on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Villarreal's Semedo arrested for assault, illegal confinement
Madrid, Feb 20 (IANS) Villarreal defender Ruben Semedo was arrested by the Civil Guard of Valencia on Tuesday for assaulting and illegally detaining a person, sources related to the investigation told Efe.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Spell out stand on MPs' salaries, allowances: SC to Centre
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave a "last opportunity" to the Central government to spell out its stand on setting up a permanent mechanism for determining sitting parliamentarians' salaries and allowances.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Suchitra Pillai's 'The Valley' gets India release date
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Suchitra Pillai's award-winning American film "The Valley" will be releasing in India on March 2.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood,Diaspora
Indian millennials spur e-tail industry growth: Report
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Indian millennials - aged 18-35 and accounting for nearly 34 per cent of the population, have driven e-retail industry's growth through their increasing internet usage, said global services firm Deloitte in a report on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Global cues, weak rupee pull equity indices lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Weak global cues, coupled with a declining rupee and prolonged outflow of foreign funds, pulled the key Indian equity indices lower on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Irrfan hopeful 'Blackmail' will recreate 'Hindi Medium' magic (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan, who will next be seen in "Blackmail", says he is hopeful that the film will recreate the magic of "Hindi Medium".
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC asks Rajanikanth wife's company to pay back loan
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked a company, one of whose directors is Latha Rajinikanth - wife of Tamil superstar-turned politician Rajinikanth and one of the firm's directors, to repay the outstanding loan within three months, otherwise she will liable for the amount.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Around 1,000 participants to take part in midnight cycling event
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) As many as 1,000 enthusiasts are expected to explore the main arteries of the city at an odd hour when the second edition of the Midnight Cycling Adventure takes place here this Saturday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
SC to hear actress Priya's plea seeking quashing of FIR
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday a plea by Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier seeking quashing of a spate of complaints and an FIR registered against her and the film director for allegedly hurting the sentiments of a minority community.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Southern Cinema,Religion
Campaigning for Bijepur by-poll in Odisha gains momentum
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) Campaigning for the by-poll to the Bijepur assembly constituency in Odisha's Bargarh district has gained momentum, with political parties leaving no stone unturned to ensure the victory of their candidates.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Slovenian hockey player tests positive for doping at Winter Games
PyeongChang, Feb 20 (IANS) Slovenian hockey player Ziga Jeglic has tested positive for fenoterol at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, and will leave the Olympic Village in the next 24 hours, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Tvesa, Gursimar ready for another battle in fifth leg of Hero WPGT
Greater Noida, Feb 20 (IANS) Tvesa Malik, who won last week to rise to the top of the Hero Order of Merit on the Womens Pro Golf Tour, will start as one of the big favourites for the fifth leg here.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Pink Line segment to open soon for public
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The newly completed stretch of Delhi Metro's Pink Line is scheduled to undergo inspection by the safety commissioner between February 26 and 28 -- the last of the procedures before a line is opened for public, Delhi Metro said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Two men electrocuted in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Two men died after accidentally coming into contact with a transformer in this Uttar Pradesh district, police said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Another IED recovered in poll-bound Meghalaya
Tura (Meghalaya), Feb 20 (IANS) Averting a major tragedy, Special Force-10 commandos on Tuesday recovered another Improvised Explosive Device (IED) left by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels in poll-bound Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district, police said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Mili to release 'Fooling' video
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Mili is set to release the video of her track "Fooling" from her debut album "Written in the Stars" on February 26.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Tight security in Amritsar ahead of Trudeau visit
Amritsar/Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Tight security was in place in and around this holy city for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to the Golden Temple complex on Wednesday.
2018-02-20
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Religion,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Kavita Seth happy with son's solo musical debut
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) "Iktara" hitmaker Kavita Seth, who has worked with her son Kanishk on an album, is happy about the launch of his solo musical career and to see him carve out his own style in music.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cabinet nod for bill to ban ponzi schemes, change Chit Funds Act
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) In the backdrop of several ponzi schemes duping gullible investors surfacing in recent years, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday decided to bring a bill in Parliament to ban unregulated deposit schemes.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russian curler's B-sample tests positive for meldonium
PyeongChang, Feb 20 (IANS) The B-sample of Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has tested positive for meldonium, a spokesman for the Olympic Athletes from Russia team Konstantin Vybornov said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Vaccination certificate soon to be must for school admission in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) The Kerala cabinet on Tuesday approved a draft Medical Policy which necessitates all students seeking admission must produce a vaccination card, said state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
Need to create decent space for specially abled: Onir
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Onir, who has made an emotionally fulfilling documentary titled "Raising The Bar" on those afflicted with Down syndrome, says there is a need to create a decent space for the specially abled.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
'PNB fraud shows how banking system fails to detect it'
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Taking a dig at the Centre, Trinamool Congress MP and the party's veteran leader Saugata Roy on Tuesday said the alleged $1.8 billion banking fraud showed how much the country's banking system failed to detect it early.
2018-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress, Left to table no-confidence motion against Bengal Speaker
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) West Bengal's major opposition forces Congress and Left Front on Tuesday decided to move a no-confidence motion against assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee, accusing him of being partial to the ruling Trinamool Congress and not granting enough time to speakers from the opposition benches.
2018-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Australian public servants asked to report 'long lunch' colleagues
Canberra, Feb 20 (IANS) Australian public servants have been asked to anonymously report their colleagues if they were wasting time at work or spending too long at lunch, media reported on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society
Over 300mn watched PyeongChang opening ceremony on TV: IOC
PyeongChang, Feb 20 (IANS) More than 300 million people worldwide are estimated to have watched the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on television, a senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) official said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Assault on Delhi Chief Secretary: BJP demands Kejriwal's resignation
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday condemned the assault on Delhi's Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash allegedly by AAP legislators and demanded Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nepal's two Communist parties decide to merge
Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) In a major political development, two ruling Communist parties in Nepal -- CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) -- have decided to unify and form a new party.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kamal to launch party on Wednesday
Madurai/Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan arrived here to a rousing welcome on the eve of the launch of his political party on Wednesday even as DMK Working President M K Stalin appeared to take a dig at film personalities taking a plunge into politics saying paper flowers which do not have fragrance will bloom during a season but they will wither very soon.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
AAP leader files complaint against Chief Secretary over 'casteist remarks'
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party's Ambedkar Nagar MLA Ajay Dutt on Tuesday filed a police complaint against Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash for making "casteist remarks" during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence here.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gitanjali Gems tanks for 5th straight day, PNB shares recoup losses
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Shares of Gitanjali Gems on Tuesday tanked for the fifth straight trade session, a day after two senior officials of the company -- Chandrakant Karkare and Pankhuri Warange -- resigned following the unravelling of $1.8-billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Naseeruddin, Paresh to perform at Delhi's theatre fest
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The second edition of Delhi Theatre Festival is set to host veteran theatre personalities like Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak, Paresh Rawal and Pankaj Kapur.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Iran locates wreckage of crashed plane
Tehran, Feb 20 (IANS) The Iranian authorities on Tuesday located the wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed in the mountainous central province of Isfahan, killing all 66 people on board.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Make impossible possible, complete NRC by May 31: SC
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Assam government to complete the work on upgradation of the National Register of Citizens by May 31 as it rejected the plea for time till June 30, saying its job is to make impossible possible.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
AI launches Amritsar-Birmingham non-stop flight
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) National carrier Air India (AI) on Tuesday launched a non-stop flight from Amritsar to Birmingham.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India aim to seal the deal in 2nd T20I against S. Africa (Preview)
Centurion, Feb 20 (IANS) After a comprehensive victory in the first Twenty20 International, India will aim to seal the three-match series when they take on South Africa in the second match here at the SuperSport Park on Wednesday.
2018-02-20
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Twitter urged to stop bullying of disabled people: Report
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Claiming that reporting disability-related abuse on Twitter remained cumbersome, a Britain-based charity on Tuesday has urged the microblogging site to do more to help users with disability to report hate speech.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Explain basis of J&K minister's China statement: Omar
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said the central government must explain the basis of a Jammu and Kashmir minister's statement about "China adopting Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit".
2018-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
IT exports growth likely to be 7-9% in FY19 (Lead, with Correction in Second Para)
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) expects India's IT exports to grow at 7-9 per cent to be at $135-$137 billion in 2018-19.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
'100 civilians killed' as Syrian jets bombard rebel enclave
Damascus, Feb 20 (IANS) At least 100 civilians, including 20 children, were killed and hundreds wounded as Syrian government forces bombarded rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus, a war monitor said.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hope Maldives emergency is not extended: India
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Even as the Maldives' parliamentary committee on national security passed a resolution on Monday to extend the ongoing state of emergency by an additional 15 days, India on Tuesday said that it expected that the emergency in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation will not be extended.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Cabinet okays six-laning of NH-275 in Karnataka
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday approved the six-laning of a 61-km stretch of the National Highway (NH)-275 between Mysuru and Nidagatta in the Bengaluru district in Karnataka.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Acute urban-rural divide in Internet penetration in India: Report
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Despite so much noise around the "Digital India" initiative, the urban-rural divide is actually more acute than it appears when it comes to Internet penetration across the country, a new report said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
3 killed in Punjab factory blast
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) At least three persons were killed and 11 injured in a powerful blast in a food processing factory in Punjab's Patiala district, police said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP says its leaders manhandled, party volunteers beaten
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday said its leaders Aashish Khetan and Imran Hussain were heckled and manhandled and party volunteers thrashed by "motivated elements" masquerading as Delhi government employees.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heart attack symptoms in women often misinterpreted: Study
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Young women who report heart attack symptoms such as indigestion, shortness of breath, palpitations or pain in the jaw, neck, or arms, were more likely than men to have them dismissed by their doctors as not heart related, raising their risk of death than similarly aged men, finds a new study.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
'Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi' to release on Aug 24
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) "Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi", a sequel to the hit 2016 film "Happy Bhag Jayegi", is set to release on August 24.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CPI-M shielding real culprits in Kannur murder: Congress
Kannur (Kerala) Feb 20 (IANS) Even though the Kerala Police have arrested two people in connection with last week's killing of Shoaib, a young Congress worker, the party on Tuesday said the real culprits in the murder were being shielded.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JNU students take out rally to demand VC's removal
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) At least 1,000 students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) embarked on a march towards the Human Resource Development Ministry on Tuesday, demanding the removal of their Vice Chancellor.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
'Deeply pained' over alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary: Rajnath
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said he was "deeply pained" after an alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash during a meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and some AAP MLAs.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Georgina Chapman 'not a victim' of Weinstein
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Fashion Designer Georgina Chapman says she is not a victim of her estranged husband and producer Harvey Weinstein, according to her close friend Keren Craig.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Equity indices pare day's gains to close lower
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Paring the day's entire gains, the key Indian equity indices on Tuesday provisionally closed in the red on the back of heavy selling pressure in banking, auto and capital goods stocks, and a weak rupee.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
I might not take up more acting gigs: Kenny Sebastian
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Comedian Kenny Sebastian says acting in web series "Die Trying" was a huge learning experience, but he might not take up more acting gigs.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kourtney Kardashian weighs 44 kgs
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian revealed that her sister Kourtney weighs just 44 kgs.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Congress to seek detailed statement on Parrikar's health
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) The Congress will seek a proper explanation from Goa's BJP-led coalition government about the exact nature and severity of the ailment of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Blac Chyna's sex tape leak 'morally corrupt action'
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Blac Chyna's lawyer Walter Mosley has slammed the "morally corrupt" individual who leaked a graphic sex tape of the model.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion
Leasing up 50% in logistics sector in second-half of 2017: Report
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Leasing activity in the logistics and warehousing segment in India rose 50 per cent during the second-half of 2017, compared to the first-half of the year, a report said here on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Meghalaya CM slams Rajnath's remark on security
Tura (Meghalaya), Feb 20 (IANS) Countering Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that the murder of an election candidate was proof of "lawlessness" in Meghalaya, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday said his government has never compromised on tackling insurgency and restoring peace in the state.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Assault on Delhi Chief Secretary: Centre seeks report
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Tuesday sought a report from Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on an alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP MLAs.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP MLAs allegedly assault Delhi Chief Secretary in CM's presence
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash was allegedly assaulted by AAP MLAs in a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence, sparking protests on Tuesday and threats of a pen-down strike in government offices in the capital.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet ends CIL monopoly, allows mining by private firms
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) In the most significant move involving the Indian coal sector since its nationalisation in 1973, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday decided to end the monopoly status of state-miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) by opening commercial mining for the private sector.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Eminent cardiologist B.K. Goyal passes away
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Renowned cardiologist B.K. Goyal passed away here on Tuesday following cardiac arrest, a family member said. He was 82.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
ICC ODI rankings: Kohli bags rare double, Rashid, Bumrah top ranked bowlers
Dubai, Feb 20 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli achieved a rare feat on Tuesday when he crossed the 900-point mark concurrently in Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Congress criticises journalist being banned from Goa Assembly
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday accused the Goa government of targeting journalists and also urged the Speaker not to selectively debar journalists from entering the state Assembly complex after a mediaperson was banned from the ongoing budget session.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Media,Politics
EC removes MP Collector after discrepancies in voters list
Bhopal, Feb 20 (IANS) The Election Commission has ordered the removal of Ashoknagar Collector B.S. Jamod after discrepancies were found in the electoral lists for the Mungawali Assembly segment in the Madhya Pradesh district, official sources said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
This 3D-printed 'clip-on' turns smartphone into microscope
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) Australian researchers have developed a 3D-printed "clip-on" that can turn a smartphone into a fully-functional microscope to visualise specimens as tiny as 1/200th of a millimetre.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Taking the dog for a walk can help older adults live longer
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Even a few minutes of light exercise daily, such as gentle gardening or taking the dog for a walk, can help the elderly live longer, suggests new research.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Cabinet nod for Char Dham route tunnel in Uttarakhand
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday approved an over Rs 1,300 crore project for the construction of a 4.53 km-long two-lane Silkyara Bend-Barkot tunnel along National Highway-134 in Uttarakhand.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Business/Economy
'Kedarnath' not shelved: Producer Arjun Kapoor
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Abhishek Kapoor's directorial "Kedarnath", which is caught in a legal battle, has not been shelved, says Arjun N. Kapoor of the production house KriArj Entertainment.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Kerala Congress starts preparing for Lok Sabha polls
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the Congress has started preparing for the Lok Sabha polls after former Defence Minister A.K. Antony said last week that the Central government might go for elections later this year.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Soon, Parliament House to have a creche
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Parliament House will soon open a creche facility on its premises so as to have an inclusive work environment for its women employees.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Moody's, Fitch may downgrade $1.8 bn fraud-hit PNB
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Already reeling under $1.8 billion fraud blow, the Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Tuesday got another shock from two top rating agencies Moody's and Fitch who are mulling to downgrade the bank's ratings.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japan plans to build world's tallest wooden skyscraper
Tokyo, Feb 20 (IANS) A Japanese company is planning to build a 350 metre high wooden skyscraper in Tokyo by 2041, making it the world's tallest wooden building.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society
Attack on Delhi Chief Secretary is criminal conspiracy: IAS body
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) IAS Association Secretary Manisha Saxena on Tuesday said that Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash was "manhandled" and "mistreated" at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence here on Monday and termed it a "planned criminal conspiracy".
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Couple, child found dead in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Feb 20 (IANS) The bodies of a couple and their son were found inside their flat in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur on Tuesday, which also happened to be the marriage anniversary of the couple, police said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Employees association demands action against AAP MLAs
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Delhi Government Employees Welfare Association (DGEWA) on Tuesday demanded action against the AAP MLAs who allegedly assaulted Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mandeep Mor, Sumit Junior, Shilanand new faces in national hockey squad
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Defender Mandeep Mor and forwards Sumit Kumar and Shilanand Lakra on Tuesday earned maiden call-ups to the Indian hockey squad, while veteran midfielder Sardar Singh returned and captain Manpreet Singh was rested for the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to begin March 3 in Ipoh, Malaysia.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Cabinet approves rail cooperation agreement with Morocco
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave its ex-post facto approval to the cooperation agreement between India and the Moroccan National Railways Office (ONCF) to develop cooperation and partnership in the railway sector.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Unicef launches 'Every Child Alive' global campaign
Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) UNICEF on Tuesday launched the "Every Child Alive" global campaign to demand and deliver affordable, quality health-care solutions for every mother and newborn.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Nepal,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Top honour for GCX, RCOM at Times Ascent Dream Companies to Work 2018 Awards
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) and Reliance Communications (RCOM) received the top honour in the "Institution Building Category" at the recently-concluded Times Ascent Dream Companies to Work 2018 Awards organised by World HRD Congress.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Seven ISL reserve teams among eighteen in Second Division League
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Eighteen teams comprising seven Indian Super League (ISL) clubs' reserve teams (Except ATK, Northeast United FC, Mumbai City FC) will compete in the preliminary round of the Second Division League starting from March 16, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in a statement.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
CBI raids on Rotomac's Kanpur premises continue
Kanpur, Feb 20 (IANS) CBI teams on Tuesday continued their searches for the second day in a row at the Kanpur-based house and premises of Rotomac owner Vikram Kothari, involved in a multi-crore loan default case.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cyclone Gita causes flight cancellations in New Zealand
Wellington, Feb 20 (IANS) Flights at five airports in New Zealand were cancelled on Tuesday due to Cyclone Gita, which has caused extensive destruction.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Son of former Pakistani cricketer commits suicide
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Pakistani cricketer Aamer Hanif's son has committed suicide by hanging himself over "non-selection in an Under-19 cricket team".
2018-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Sports
IT exports growth likely to be 7-9% in 2018-19: Nasscom
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) India's IT exports are expected to grow at 7-9 per cent to be at $135-$137 billion in 2018-19, the industry outlook by the National Association of Software & Services Companies (Nasscom) said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Acute urban-rural divide in Internet penetration in India: Report
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Despite so much noise around the "Digital India" initiative, the urban-rural divide is actually more acute that it appears when it comes to Internet penetration across the country, a new report said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Karnataka CM hits back at Modi for 'commission' remark
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Stung by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "10 per cent commission" jibe against his government, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said Modi was, in fact, a facilitator of corruption.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Mild tremors felt in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) A low intensity earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale occurred in the valley region in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. No loss of life or damage to property was reported.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
2 lawyers killed in Lahore court firing
Lahore, Feb 20 (IANS) At least two lawyers were killed in a gunfire incident outside a sessions court here on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajkummar wishes more love for Patralekha on birthday
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao showered actress and girlfriend Patralekha with the "biggest hug" and all his "love" on the occasion of her 28th birthday on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Wreckage of crashed Iranian plane found in Isfahan
Tehran, Feb 20 (IANS) Iranian authorities on Tuesday found the wreckage of a plane that crashed in the mountainous central province of Isfahan, killing all 65 people on board.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New banking code issued to further protect digital transactions
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Banking Codes and Standards Board of India (BCSBI) on Tuesday released a new "Code of Bank's Commitment to Customers" to ensure protection of consumers' rights in the dynamic banking environment.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Padma Vibhushan cardiologist B.K. Goyal passes away
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Renowned cardiologist B.K. Goyal and Honorary Dean of the Bombay Hospital passed away here at the Breach Candy Hospital on Tuesday, a family member said. He was 82.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Can exposure to certain viruses lead to diabetes?
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Scientists have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells, thereby opening up possibilities of revealing biological mechanisms that may cause diabetes or cancer.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Spell out stand on MPs' salaries, allowances: SC to Centre
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave a "last opportunity" to the Centre to spell out its stand on setting up of a permanent mechanism for determining sitting parliamentarians' salaries and allowances.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
China wooing Baloch militants to secure CPEC projects: Report
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) China has been wooing Baloch militants by quietly holding talks with them for over five years in an attempt to protect the $60 billion infrastructure projects it is financing as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), according to a media report.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Cabinet approves adjudication of Mahanadi water dispute
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday approved the proposal for adjudication of the dispute on the Mahanadi river water between Odisha and Chhattisgarh.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Accenture launches AI-testing services
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Accenture on Tuesday announced the launch of new services for testing Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems globally that are powered by a "Teach and Test" methodology designed to help companies build, monitor and measure reliable AI systems within their own infrastructure or in the Cloud.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
15 new genes determining our face shape identified
London, Feb 20 (IANS) A team of scientists have identified 15 new genes that control the shape of our face.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Schmidt steps down as Wolfsburg coach
Berlin, Feb 20 (IANS) Martin Schmidt has resigned as VfL Wolfsburg chief coach in the wake of the side's 1-2 defeat at home to Bayern Munich. Wolfsburg have won just five of 22 matches since Schmidt took the helm last September.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Getafe top Celta 3-0 to stay in fight for European spots
Getafe (Spain), Feb 20 (IANS) Angel Rodriguez scored two goals and assisted on the third as Getafe defeated Celta 3-0 to remain in the scramble for the final European spots from the La Liga football championship.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Canadian duo Virtue, Moir win gold in ice dancing
Gangneung (South Korea), Feb 20 (IANS) Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who had scored the highest points in the short dance category, on Tuesday won the gold medal at the ongoing Winter Olympics.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Wikipedia kills free mobile programme for developing countries
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Citing low awareness of Wikipedia outside the US and Europe, the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) has announced it will be stopping its "Wikipedia Zero" programme that provides the service free of charge on mobile phones, in developing countries.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
BJP alleges ruling MLAs assaulted Delhi bureaucrat, AAP denies
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A war of words erupted on Tuesday between the AAP and the BJP over an alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by Aam Aadmi party legislators in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fergie apologises for national anthem performance
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) After receiving a backlash over her national anthem performance at the NBA All-Star Game, singer Fergie has issued a formal apology.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Lazio emerge from bad patch with 2-0 win over Hellas Verona
Rome, Feb 20 (IANS) Lazio defeated relegation-bound Hellas Verona 2-0 to end a three-match losing streak and vault over Inter Milan into fourth place in the Serie A football championship.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Genome sequencing to help prevent inbreeding among tigers
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Scientists are sequencing the genome of Ranthambore's tigers, the most isolated feline and one that, it is feared, could be wiped out due to possible inbreeding.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Frankfurt edge Leipzig 2-1 to go 3rd in Bundesliga
Frankfurt (Germany), Feb 20 (IANS) Eintracht Frankfurt came from behind to defeat RB Leipzig 2-1 and move up to third place in the Bundesliga football championship
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Two killed in UP road accident
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) Two teenagers were killed and a dozen injured when their pickup van rammed into a tree and rolled into a ditch in Basti district in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, police said.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK, US in talks over two British militants
London, Feb 20 (IANS) The US and UK are in talks about the fate of two men from London who were detained in Syria last month on suspicion of terrorist activity, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Terrorism
Moody's place PNB's ratings under review for downgrade
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday placed under review for downgrade Punjab National Bank's (PNB) local and foreign currency deposit rating of Baa3/P-3 and foreign currency issuer rating Baa3, an official statement said here.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Equity indices trade higher; metals, IT stocks gain
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Tuesday traded on a higher note during the mid-afternoon session -- amid volatility -- with healthy buying in metals, consumer durables, IT and banking stocks.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Oxfam bosses to be questioned over sex scandal
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Senior Oxfam executives will appear before British MPs on Tuesday amid criticism over the way the charity handled claims of sexual misconduct by its staff in Haiti.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google AI shows how eyes could reveal heart attack risk
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Knowing the risk of a heart attack or a stroke could soon become as simple as an eye test as researchers at Google and its health-tech arm Verily have found that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) could help identify signals of heart diseases through retinal images.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
'Black Panther' will inspire people of all backgrounds: Michelle Obama
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Former first lady of the US Michelle Obama believes the film "Black Panther" will be an inspiration to individuals from all backgrounds, and the youth will see superheroes that look like them.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Crucial days ahead for CPI-M in Kerala (New Analysis)
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) The coming days are going to be crucial for the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in general -- and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and state Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan in particular -- with the state party conference scheduled to be held in Thrissur from February 22 to 25.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Fitch places PNB on 'Rating Watch Negative', may downgrade
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Fitch Ratings has placed Punjab National Bank's (PNB) Viability Rating of 'bb' on Rating Watch Negative (RWN), following the $1.8 billion fraud detected in the bank, an official statement said here on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
I always look beyond the frame: Cinematographer Sudeep Chatterjee
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) National Award winning cinematographer, whose talent has added value to Hindi films like "Chak De! India", "Dhoom 3", "Bajirao Mastani", "Kaabil" and the latest "Padmaavat", says as a visual storyteller, he always tries to look beyond the frame to capture the larger sight of the story.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Digital economy cannot be forced on people: Former minister Pallam Raju (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has "twisted" some of the things in the digital revolution, such as "forcing digital transactions" on people and insisting on linking Aadhaar with everything, says M.M. Pallam Raju, a minister in the earlier Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Shah Rukh Khan is Sophia's favourite actor
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan is the favourite actor of Sophia, the human-like robot.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
'Welcome To New York' team yet to take decision on Rahat's song
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Director Chakri Toleti, who has helmed the forthcoming film "Welcome To New York", says the makers are yet to decide whether to accept the suggestion of singer-turned-Union minister Babul Supriyo's demand to remove Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's voice from the film's song "Ishtehaar" or keep it.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
PNB fraud: CBI continues questioning
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday continued questioning 10 Punjab National Bank (PNB) officials including those of General Manager rank and four employees of Nirav Modi group of companies in the Rs 11,300 crore bank fraud case.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi wishes Arunachal, Mizoram on statehood day
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday conveyed his greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram on their statehood day.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC to hear actress Priya's plea seeking quashing of FIR
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday a plea by Malayalam actress Priya Warrier seeking quashing of a spate of complaints and an FIR registered against her and another for allegedly hurting the sentiments of a minority community.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Cinema/Showbiz
Microsoft ends push notifications for Windows 7, 8 Phones
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Microsoft has announced that it is ending support for all push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 devices starting from Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
US-S.Korea military drills to begin after Winter Olympics
Seoul, Feb 20 (IANS) The South Korean Defence Ministry on Tuesday said that it will carry out its annual military drills with the US once the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
2018-02-20
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Politics not my cup of tea: Malayalam filmmaker Balachandra Menon
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Politics is a field best suited for "great people with extraordinary skills and human qualities", says veteran Malayalam filmmaker Balachandra Menon, even as southern film industry bigwigs Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan take the political plunge.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,National,IANS Life
One million trees pledged for Trump Forest
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) More than one million trees have been pledged for Trump Forest, a bid by environmentalists to offset the US Presidents curtailing of clean energy initiatives by planting 10 billion trees around the globe, the media reported on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Google discloses security flaw in Microsoft Edge
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Google has made public the details of a medium-level security flaw in Microsoft Edge browser whose patch is still not produced.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology
Khalistan issue has derailed focus of Trudeau's visit: Herb Dhaliwal (IANS Interview)
Toronto, Feb 20 (IANS) Canadas first Cabinet minister of Indian origin, Herb Dhaliwal, says the focus of the on-going visit of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to India has been derailed by the Khalistan issue.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Canada,Politics,Diplomacy
CBI continues raids in Rotomac case
New Delhi/ Kanpur, Feb 20 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday continued raids at the same three locations in Kanpur for the second consecutive day as it probed a multi-crore loan default by Rotomac Pen's chief Vikram Kothari.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC to hear on bank top brass' role in PNB scam
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Friday a plea for probe into the role of the top management of Punjab National Bank in the Rs 11,300 crore scam allegedly involving jeweller Nirav Modi and others.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bringing the flavour of van Gogh to grunge Kolkata (Book Review)
Book: On the Road to Tarascon; Author: Arnab Nandy; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 204; Price: Rs 350
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,IANS Life
How telecom has become driver of economic change in India (Column: Active Voice)
For most part of human history, change was glacial in pace. It was quite safe to assume that the world at the time of your death would look pretty much similar to the one at the time of your birth. That is no longer the case, and the pace of change seems to be growing exponentially. Futurist Ray Kurzweil put it succinctly when he wrote in 2001: "We wont experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century - it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at todays rate)." Since the time of his writing a lot has changed, especially with the advent of the internet.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Land plants arose 100 million years earlier than thought
London, Feb 20 (IANS) The first plants to colonise the Earth originated around 500 million years ago -- 100 million years earlier than previously thought, says a new study.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
India test fires Agni II missile off Odisha coast
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) India on Tuesday test-fired its indigenously developed intermediate range ballistic missile Agni II from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Technology,Defence/Security
Mexico investigates disappearance of three Italians
Mexico City, Feb 20 (IANS) Mexican authorities were investigating the disappearance of three Italian men who went missing on January 31 in the state of Jalisco.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smart Cities Mission a starter to India's urban transformation: Minister Hardeep Puri
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Smart Cities Mission of the government is just a starter to India's urban transformation and the plan won't be limited to just 99 designated areas, says Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Teens hold 'lie-in' outside White House, demands gun reform
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) A group of teens and more than a hundred supporters staged a "lie-in" outside the White House on Presidents Day to pressurise lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws, the media reported.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
'Sadistic' British researcher sentenced for sexual exploitation
London, Feb 20 (IANS) A British university researcher has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for a litany of "warped and sadistic" crimes, including blackmail and sexual exploitation.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Misty Tuesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) It was a misty morning here on Tuesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 10.1 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trump endorses Mitt Romney's bid for Senate seat
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has endorsed former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who will run for a Senate seat from Utah state in November.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Key Indian equity indices open flat
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices traded on a flat note on Tuesday with marginal upward movement in both the indices.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Apple releases fix for Telugu bug that crashes iPhones
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Apple has released a new iOS 11.2.6 update that includes a fix for the bug that is causing iPhones and apps like Facebook and WhatsApp to crash when a Telugu single character is received via iMessage.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ex-Peruvian President ordered to stand trial again
Lima, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has been ordered to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers, the media reported on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Sweden,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN experts urge US not to execute ill person
United Nations, Feb 20 (IANS) Two UN human rights experts have urged the US government to halt the execution of a seriously ill person.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights
Myanmar to implement 10-year elephant conservation action plan
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 20 (IANS) Myanmar's government has planned to conduct a 10-year action plan on elephant conservation which aims to prevent a decrease in the number of wildlife elephants and a reduction of their pasture land, authorities said on Tuesday.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
US ramps up presence in Black Sea
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) The US Navy is ramping up its presence in the Black Sea as part of a bid to counter Russia's increased presence there, an American military official told CNN.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
I've always been hypochondriac: Kendall Jenner
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Model Kendall Jenner says she has always been a hypochondriac.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
David Oyelowo's kids impressed by 'The Cloverfield...'
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor David Oyelowo says his children are not impressed with any of his films like they are with "The Cloverfield Paradox".
2018-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Each year, 6 lakh newborns die within 28 days of birth in India'
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A quarter of global neonatal deaths happen in India where nearly 600,000 newborns die within 28 days of their birth every year, according to a new Unicef study.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Israeli minister meets Palestinian PM for peace talks
Jerusalem, Feb 20 (IANS) Israel's Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon met with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in the Palestine's West Bank city on Monday, and called on to renew the long-stalled peace talks.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Sleep problems in menopause linked to hot flashes, depression
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) A study of middle-aged women by the University of Illinois (UI) found that sleep problems vary across the stages of menopause, yet are consistently correlated with hot flashes and depression.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Alicia Vikander loves 'big adventure films'
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Oscar winning actress Alicia Vikander says she loves "independent and arthouse" cinema, but is also attracted towards the big adventure films.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump backs efforts to tighten gun background checks
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) The US President Donald Trump supports efforts to strengthen federal background checks on those looking to purchase firearms, the White House said Monday.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Germany to add more soldiers in NATO exercises
Berlin, Feb 20 (IANS) Germany will significantly increase the number of its armed forces personnel participating in NATO exercises on the military alliance's "Eastern frontier", media reports on Monday said.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Tochi Raina wanted to be cricketer
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Singer Tochi Raina, who has sung songs like "Kabira" and "Iktara", says he aspired to be a cricketer.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
3 policemen killed during clash with 'Deravish' in Iran
Tehran, Feb 20 (IANS) Three security policemen were killed and some others were injured in the clashes with the "Deravish" sect in Iranian capital Tehran on Monday.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Turkey,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
British minister calls for new approach to end knife crime
London, Feb 20 (IANS) British Home Secretary Amber Rudd called on Monday for "a different approach" to tackling the "terrible" toll of knife deaths as a 19-year-old became the fifth London teenage this year to die in a stabbing.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I sign films based on their potential: Richa
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha says she signs film based on the merit of the story.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Israel signs $15 bn deal to export gas to Egypt
Tel Aviv, Feb 20 (IANS) Israel-based Delek and Texas-based Noble Energy signed on Monday a $15 billion deal to export natural gas to Egypt, the officials said.
2018-02-20
Category: International, Israel,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Trump convoy driver detained after firearm found in baggage
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) A driver for the White House press pool was briefly detained on Monday after a firearm was found in his personal baggage as he tried to enter a secured area, the US Secret Service said.
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Sylvester Stallone, brother denounce death hoax
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Popular Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone on Monday slammed social media reports of his death while his younger brother Frank termed those spreading the hoax as "mentally deranged".
2018-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mentors to check learning outcomes in Delhi schools
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Under new education scheme "Mission Buniyaad", mentors will be appointed to check the learning outcomes of schools run by the Delhi government and the municipal corporations of Delhi (MCDs), Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Monday.
2018-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Not only PNB, other banks also involved in scam: Mamata
Baharampur (West Bengal), Feb 19 (IANS) Continuing her attack on the Centre over the multi-crore PNB fraud, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged that there are "other banks" involved in such money laundering cases with their chiefs being protected by the BJP government.
2018-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Karnataka legislator's son surrenders in assault case
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Karnataka Congress legislator N.A. Haris' son and expelled state Youth Congress leader Mohammed Nalapad surrendered a day after he was booked on Sunday in an assault case, police said on Monday.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PNB fraud: ED raids over 40 locations in several cities on Monday
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday conducted searches at over 40 more locations in several cities across India in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, an official said.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Airtel, HMD Global offer affordable 4G smartphones
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) As part of its "Mera Pehla Smartphone" initiative, Telecom services provider Bharti Airtel and HMD Global on Monday announced a partnership to offer affordable 4G smartphones.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Selling every handset, not dumping units in secret warehouses: Xiaomi India (Lead, correcting name in first para)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics and software company, does not have big, secret warehouses in India where it is dumping unsold inventory and is actually selling smartphones faster than any other brand in the country, Xiaomi India Managing Director and Global Vice President Manu Kumar Jain has emphasised.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary,Technology
Pay utility bills now with Google 'Tez'
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Google India on Monday announced that people can now pay water, electricity, DTH and mobile bills with its "Tez" digital payment app without any transaction charges.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
The sublime joy of translations (Translating India-10)
(ATTN EDITORS: This is the last in a 10-part "Translating India" series where noted translators -- in articles written exclusively for IANS -- share their experiences of translating from their respective languages.)
2018-02-19
Category: International, Turkey,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
Iran resumes search for plane debris in mountains
Tehran, Feb 19 (IANS) Relatives of 66 people who were on board a plane that crashed in central Iran are desperately waiting for any news as rescue teams began a second day of search for the wreckage.
2018-02-19
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indonesia volcano erupts
Jakarta, Feb 19 (IANS) The Mount Sinabung volcano in Indonesia's Sumatra Island erupted on Monday, spewing columns of ash as high as five km with hot ash sliding down its slope.
2018-02-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
Web series on 1992 securities scam in the works
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) A web series based on the non-fiction book "The Scam" detailing the securities scam of 1992 is being developed by Applause Entertainment.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sudin Dhavalikar chosen Goa House leader
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) leader and Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, member of the ruling coalition, has been chosen the leader of the House in the absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Israel attacks underground infrastructure in Gaza
Jerusalem, Feb 19 (IANS) Israeli warplanes attacked an underground infrastructure in the Gaza Strip on Monday hours after a rocket was launched at Israel from Palestinian territory, the military said.
2018-02-19
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security
Wanted to do something big on small screen: Aditi
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Actress Aditi Rathore, best known for playing the lead character Avni in the show "Naamkarann", is not keen on doing films at the moment. She says she always had a desire to do something big on the small screen.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Maldivian President seeks extension of state of emergency
Male, Feb 19 (IANS) Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday requested Parliament to extend the state of emergency for a further 15 days amid the ongoing political crisis.
2018-02-19
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Irrespective of caste, creed, sex, religion India is one: Naidu
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that we should be proud of being Indian and there is a requirement to stop thinking on the lines of caste, creed, sex and religion.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Scientists grow sheep embryos containing human cells
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists from the US and Japan have transferred human stem cells into sheep embryos, an advance that may pave the way for growing transplant organs inside animals.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Reported doping case may affect Russian athletes' flag future
PyeongChang, Feb 19 (IANS) A reported doping case involving a Russian athlete could affect whether or not his team will march behind the Russian flag at the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Chatbots to handle 25% customer service and support by 2020
Tokyo, Feb 19 (IANS) Twenty-five per cent of customer service and support operations will integrate virtual customer assistant (VCA) or chatbot technology across engagement channels by 2020 -- up from less than two per cent in 2017, Gartner said on Monday.
2018-02-19
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy,Technology
Gitanjali Gems plunge 10%, PNB stocks trade 8% lower
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Shares of Gitanjali Gems extended losses for the fourth consecutive session on Monday -- plunging almost 10 per cent to its lower circuit level at Rs 33.80 per scrip.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Parrikar can be sent to US, if need be: Goa Deputy Speaker
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is being treated at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for a pancreas-related ailment, can be shifted to the US for further treatment, "if need be", Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Monday.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Media,Politics,Health/Medicine
'Hindi Medium 2' narrative amusing yet emotional: Adajania
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Homi Adajania will be directing the sequel to "Hindi Medium" with actor Irrfan Khan playing the lead. The filmmaker says the film's story is very "amusing yet emotional".
2018-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ajax trail PSV by 5 points in Dutch league
Amsterdam, Feb 19 (IANS) AFC Ajax narrowed the gap to Dutch football league leaders PSV Eindhoven to five points after a 1-0 win over PEC Zwolle.
2018-02-19
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Real Madrid stages strong second-half comeback over Betis
Seville (Spain), Feb 19 (IANS) Real Madrid mounted a second-half comeback to defeat Real Betis 5-3 as they remained fourth in the La Liga football championship on Sunday.
2018-02-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Ice hockey body to consider keeping joint Korean team for next Olympics
Gangneung (South Korea), Feb 19 (IANS) Ice hockey's global governing body said on Monday that it will consider keeping the joint Korean women's team for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
'Note Pe Chot...' neither in favour nor against demonetisation: Ajay
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Ajay Kkuundal says his forthcoming movie titled "Note Pe Chot 8/11", which is based on demonetisation, is about how it affected the nation and does not favour or criticise Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to withdraw high-denomination notes from circulation.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Ronaldinho reveals post-retirement plans
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 19 (IANS) Ronaldinho has outlined plans to focus on music, his football academy and a new mystery project as he prepares for life after football.
2018-02-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Thiem wins 2nd Argentina Open; Molteni-Zeballos prevail in doubles
Buenos Aires, Feb 19 (IANS) Austria's Dominic Thiem claimed his second Argentina Open title, defeating Slovenia's Aljad Bedene 6-2 and 6-4, while Argentina's Andres Molteni and Horacio Zeballos topped Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in doubles.
2018-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Tennis
'Jharkhand Chief Secretary should not get extension'
Ranchi, Feb 19 (IANS) The opposition in Jharkhand on Monday demanded that Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma, who is set to superannuate on February 28, should not be given the extension as she has been named in several graft cases.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Want to shock, disturb people with my work: Filmmaker Q (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) His films don't release in a theatre near you, and neither does he think they're meant to be enjoyed with cola and popcorn.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
L&T Construction bags orders worth Rs 1,680cr
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Industrial conglomerate Larsen and Toubro (L&T) on Monday said its construction arm has bagged orders worth Rs 1,680 crore from the Pune Municipal Corporation to revamp the water supply system in the city.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Uplift your attire with quirky footwear
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The right pair of shoes can transform your body language and attitude tremendously. Pair up Garfield or Mickey Mouse print shoes with loose and ankle-length cargo pants or opt for bold colours and attractive heels that can be paired with an all white attire, say experts.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jeethu Joseph to make Bollywood debut with Rishi Kapoor-starrer
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Critically acclaimed Malayalam filmmaker Jeethu Joseph, best known for helming Mohanlal-starrer "Drishyam", is gearing up to make his Bollywood debut with a horror film starring actors Rishi Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
FIFA chief warns corrupt football officials
Kampala, Feb 19 (IANS) The President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, has warned football association leaders not to use money meant for the sport for their own gain.
2018-02-19
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Football
Microsoft's Bing to gain as Google kills 'view image' button
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Following Google's removal of the "view image" button from its image search results last week, several users will move to other browsers like Microsoft's Bing and Startpage that allow download of high-resolution images with a right click, media reported.
2018-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Gionee India extends smartphone offer campaign
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In a first hint that the company was not scaling down its operations in the country, Gionee India on Monday announced to extend its "Smile Squad" campaign till February 28 where people can buy its smartphones at attractive discounts.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
BJP names candidates for three Lok Sabha by-elections in UP, Bihar
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The BJP on Monday announced candidates for the by-elections to the Lok Sabha seats of Gorakhpur and Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh and Araira in Bihar, scheduled to be held on March 11.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China outraged over Terracota warrior thumb theft
Beijing, Feb 19 (IANS) Chinese authorities have demanded "severe punishment" for a man who allegedly stole the thumb of a terracotta warrior statue on display in the US, state media reported on Monday.
2018-02-19
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Journalist who wrote about Parrikar's health barred from Goa assembly
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) A journalist was on Monday barred from entering the precincts of the Goa legislative assembly, two days after he sent across a message about Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's ill-health and later retracted it.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Media,Politics
'Baaghi 3' to go on floors in December
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff will start shooting for the third instalment of "Baaghi" in China in December.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Metals, banks drag equities lower; Sensex tanks over 300 points
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Heavy selling pressure in metals, banking, capital goods, auto and oil and gas stocks dragged the key Indian equity indices lower on Monday, with the benchmark Sensex tanking over 300 points.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Karnataka lawmaker, farmer leader Puttannaiah dies
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Karnataka's regional party lawmaker and popular farmer leader K.S. Puttannaiah has passed away. He was 69, an official said on Monday.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Hardik may campaign for MP polls
Bhopal, Feb 19 (IANS) Gujarat's Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Monday dropped hints that he may campaign for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections to be held later this year and also stated his intent to work for the youth and farmers.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Pakistan's Foreign Minister to visit Russia
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif will leave for a four-day official visit to Russia on Monday.
2018-02-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Hathaway may feature in 'The Last Thing...'
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Actress Anne Hathaway is in talks to star in director Dee Rees "The Last Thing He Wanted", which is based on the Joan Didion's political thriller.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India best placed to leverage technology: PM
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India with one of the most tech-friendly populations, was best placed to leverage power of technology and leapfrog into future.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology
African filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo passes away
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) African filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo has died at the age of 64.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Payne, Cheryl may end relationship
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Singers Liam Payne and Cheryl might be breaking up soon as the former One Direction band member has sought legal advice about the "end of his relationship" with his girlfriend.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
'Black Panther' album tops Billboard 200 Chart
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) The album for the "Black Panther", featuring songs by Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, SZA, Khalid and more, has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
For India's debt markets, covered bonds could be a game-changer (Comment: Special to IANS)
Innovation in the Indian capital markets is needed to both boost growth and resolve the balance sheet issues of banks. Besides improving the corporate bond market and lending standards, work needs to be done to create a covered bond market to assist better lending standards.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Samsung remains smartphone market leader at home turf
Seoul, Feb 19 (IANS) Samsung smartphones maintained their dominant market status late last year as Apple iPhones expanded their presence in South Korea, an industry report said on Monday.
2018-02-19
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Prosenjit's priority changed from 'screen time to substance'
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) National Award-winning Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee says he is more interested in being a part of content-driven films where his role offers more substance than the length of his screen presence.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Novel blood, urine tests may predict autism in kids
London, Feb 19 (IANS) In a first of its kind, scientists have developed novel tests that can indicate autism in children, a finding that could lead to earlier diagnosis of the developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Veteran Odia actress Aparajita Mohanty joins BJP
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Veteran Odia actress Aparajita Mohanty joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Monday.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Five students killed in Maharashtra road accident
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Feb 19 (IANS) At least five college students were crushed to death and another 26 injured when a truck they were travelling in turned turtle early on Monday, police said.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's Sri Lanka challenge (Comment: Special to IANS)
My wife and I recently visited Sri Lanka on a holiday with friends. For both of us, it was the first visit after almost 15 years. At that time, the idyllic island country was caught up in a deadly civil war that claimed countless lives and devastated the economy. When Mahinda Rajapaksa assumed power as the Sri Lankan President, he made the elimination of the Tamil Tigers his foremost objective. After 30 months of relentless assaults, the 26-year-old civil war finally ended in 2009, with the killing of Tamil Tigers (LTTE) leader Velupillai Prabhakaran and the ruthless decimation of his supporters.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary,Diplomacy
Pyongyang accuses US of hampering relations with Seoul
Pyongyang, Feb 19 (IANS) North Korea on Monday accused the US of pressing to resume annual joint military drills with South Korea as soon as the Winter Olympics end and hampering the improved relations achieved in the past few weeks between Pyongyang and Seoul.
2018-02-19
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Now track Tesla Roadster in space
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) An electrical engineer working in the aerospace industry has created a website to track Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Roadster -- the car tied to Falcon Heavy rocket by SpaceX -- which is zooming through space.
2018-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
'Fire not at Jokhang chapel that houses Buddha statue'
Dharamsala, Feb 19 (IANS) The fire was not at the Jokhang chapel that houses the highly revered Jowo-Buddha Shakyamui statue but it was at an adjacent building within the Jokhang temple premises in Lhasa, Tibet, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rs 1 cr heist at Shiva temple in Haryana
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Thieves took away jewellery and valuables worth nearly Rs 1 crore from a historic Shiva Temple in Haryana's Panchkula district, police said on Monday.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Clear sky in J&K cause sub-zero temperature in valley
Jammu/Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) A clear night sky led minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley to remain below the freezing point on Monday even as temperatures in the Jammu region showed further improvement.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
CBI raids Rotomac's Kanpur properties
New Delhi/Kanpur, Feb 19 (IANS) The CBI on Monday raided several locations in Kanpur in connection with a Rs 800 crore loan default by the Rotomac Pen company's chief Vikram Kothari, an official said.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Judiciary needs more women to ensure justice for women: Top British lawyer
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) With crimes against women a feature in the developed as well as developing world, there is a pressing need for more female presence in the bench and bar than just a token few faces to ensure proper consideration and justice to the victims, says a prominent British woman jurist.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Selling every handset, not dumping units in secret warehouses: Xiaomi India
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics and software company, does not have big, secret warehouses in India where it is dumping unsold inventory and is actually selling smartphones faster than any other brand in the country, Xiaomi India Managing Director and Global Vice President Manoj Kumar Jain has emphasised.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence rule BAFTA 2018 red carpet
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Actresses Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence outshined others as they glamourised the black dress code, followed by most at the 71st BAFTA red carpet here to support the Time's Up movement against sexual harassment and inequality.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Quoting WhatsApp message renders 'delete' feature ineffective
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) If someone has quoted your message on WhatsApp before you delete it, you will still be able to see that message -- rendering the 'Delete for Everyone' feature ineffective, a media report said.
2018-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
PNB fraud fallout: CBI seals Brady House Branch in Mumbai
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) The CBI on Monday sealed the Brady House Branch of the Punjab National Bank as multiple probe agencies continued with their probe into the Rs 11,515 crore fraud, according to officials.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KJo's 'Rannbhoomi' to release on Diwali 2020
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar's "Rannbhoomi" starring actor Varun Dhawan is scheduled to release on Diwali in 2020.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lhasa's Jokhang temple normalise after fire
Lhasa, Feb 19 (IANS) Lhasa's Jokhang Temple, one of the most renowned and sacred temples in Tibetan Buddhism, has returned to its normal activities after a fire broke out at its premises over the weekend with no casualties, authorities said on Monday.
2018-02-19
Category: International, China,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Female protesters crash BAFTA 2018
London, Feb 19 (IANS) A group of female protesters wearing 'Time's Up' T-shirts invaded the red carpet at the 71st British Academy Film Awards organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), here.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Microsoft's Bing to gain as Google kills 'view image' button
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Following Google's removal of the "view image" button from its image search results last week, several users will move to other browsers like Microsoft's Bing and Startpage that allow download of high-resolution images with a right click, media reported.
2018-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch now on Feb 21
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Elon Musk-run SpaceX will now launch its Falcon 9 rocket carrying Starlink broadband satellites and the Paz radar-imaging satellite for Spain on Wednesday.
2018-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Partly cloudy sky on Monday
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy sky here in Delhi with the minimum temperature recorded at 10 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average along with very-poor air-quality across NCR on Monday.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
I should pay significantly higher taxes: Bill Gates
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates has said that he should paymore in taxes and that the government should require other super-wealthy people like him to contribute "significantly higher" amounts.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Key Indian equity indices open lower
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Monday opened on a lower note as investors booked profits in metals, capital goods, oil and gas, and banking stocks.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Israel
Tel Aviv, Feb 19 (IANS) Swastikas were drawn on the gates of Poland's embassy in the Israeli capital Tel Aviv, a day after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust, the media reported.
2018-02-19
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Oxfam suspects 'physically threatened' witnesses: Report
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Oxfam, the British charity rocked by corruption and sex abuse allegations, has revealed that three men at the centre of the claims physically threatened witnesses during a 2011 investigation.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-Trump adviser to plead guilty to fraud-related charges
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former campaign adviser Rick Gates to fraud-related charges within days and has also agreed to testify against Paul Manafort, the lawyer-lobbyist who once managed the campaign, the media reported.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mentally challenged person shot dead near J&K Air Force station
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) A mentally challenged person was shot dead when he entered the security area of an Air Force station in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, police said on Monday.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
'Three Billboards...' triumphs as Time's Up dominates BAFTA 2018 (Round-Up)
London, Feb 19 (IANS) While "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", a bitter comedy about injustice in small town America, took the major honours at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), celebrities stood in solidarity with Hollywood's Time's Up movement against sexual harassment.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Anne-Marie finds Ed Sheeran 'very inspiring'
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Singer Anne-Marie has praised "inspiring" pop star Ed Sheeran for always making everyone feel happy and confident in his presence.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Canadian PM visits Mathura wildlife sanctuary
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday visited Mathura Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Uttar Pradesh and interacted with the its founders and staff members.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Victoria & Abdul' loses Best Make-Up and Hair to 'Darkest Hour' at BAFTA (Lead, Correcting Intro)
London, Feb 19 (IANS) "Victoria & Abdul" starring Indian actor Ali Fazal opposite veteran actress Judi Dench, lost its race for the Best Make-Up and Hair category to the film "Darkest Hour" at the 71st British Academy Film Awards organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), here on Monday.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jennifer Lawrence branded 'rude' at BAFTA
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence was branded "rude" after she appeared to make a jibe at Joanna Lumley, the host of the 71st British Academy Film Awards, organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
2018-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BAFTA 2018: Stars wear black to bring Time's Up to Britain
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Virtually all the stars at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, the British organised by Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), wore black to show solidarity with the Time's Up movement here on Monday.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Friel feared being thrown on scrapheap at 40
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Actress Anna Friel was worried she'd get "thrown on the scrapheap" when she turned 40 but soon learned that was not the case.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ridley Scott honoured with BAFTA Fellowship
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Veteran Director Ridley Scott was awarded a Fellowship at the British Academy Film Awards, organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), here on Monday.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'The Shape of Water' bags 3 awards against 12 nominations at BAFTA
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Guillermo del Toro 's "The Shape of Water", which received the most nominations at the 71st British Academy Film Awards organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), under 12 categories, managed to bag three awards here.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Victoria & Abdul' loses Best Make-Up and Hair to 'Darkest Hour' at BAFTA
London, Feb 19 (IANS) "Victoria & Abdul" starring Indian actor Ali Mazak opposite veteran actress Judi Dench, lost its race for the Best Make-Up and Hair category to the film "Darkest Hour" at the 71st British Academy Film Awards organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), here on Monday.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kate Middleton defies black dress code at BAFTA
London, Feb 19 (IANS) The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton on Monday defied the Times's Up protest at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), by wearing a green dress, instead of black worn by the celebrities attending the ceremony.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Saudi introduces free visa for foreign scientists
Riyadh, Feb 19 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will grant visas free of charge to foreign scientists and experts, in a move that especially aims at improving its health sector, media reports said on Sunday.
2018-02-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing' tops with five nods at BAFTA
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Walking off with five awards including Best Film, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing" topped at the 71st British Academy Film Awards organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), here on Monday.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
McCarten thinks 'Darkest Hour' set new benchmark
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Screenwriter Anthony McCarten thinks his latest movie "Darkest Hour" has set a new benchmark in prosthetics.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dozens trapped inside cable cars for hours in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 19 (IANS) At least 80 people were trapped inside cable cars for nearly four hours in Malaysia's resort island of Langkawi after the system malfunctioned, officials said on Sunday.
2018-02-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israel foils assassination of Defense Minister
Tel Aviv, Feb 19 (IANS) Israeli security agency Shin Bet on Sunday said it thwarted a plot by Palestinian militants to carry out a bombing attack against Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
2018-02-19
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Nolan won't direct next James Bond
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Christopher Nolan has debunked rumours he's next in line to direct James Bond.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Florida school survivors to march on Washington
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Young survivors of Florida school shooting, which left 17 people dead last week, announced on Sunday a national march to Washington to demand political action on gun control.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Naughty Boy wants to work with Spice Girls
London, Feb 19 (IANS) DJ Naughty Boy is interested in working with the pop group Spice Girls.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump slams Congress, FBI for not investigating Obama's payment to Iran
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Sunday criticised Congress, the FBI and the Department of Justice for not investigating the Barack Obama government's 2016 payment of hundreds of millions of dollars to Iran to resolve an international dispute.
2018-02-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
NCP candidate among 4 killed in poll-bound Meghalaya
Shillong, Feb 19 (IANS) Four people, including Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Jonathone Nengminza Sangma, were killed while three others injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in poll-bound Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district on Sunday, an official said.
2018-02-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saudi women allowed to launch businesses without male permission
Riyadh, Feb 19 (IANS) Saudi women will from now on be allowed to open their own businesses without the consents of their male relatives, media reports said on Sunday.
2018-02-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Around 79% turnout in Tripura Assembly polls: CEO
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Over 78 per cent of Tripura's 2,536,589 voters had cast their votes on Sunday in a peaceful manner to elect a new Assembly, said state chief electoral officer Sriram Taranikanti.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Bodies of five red sanders woodcutters found in Andhra lake
Amaravati, Feb 18 (IANS) Bodies of five red sanders woodcutters were found in a lake in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district on Sunday, police said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: Mumbai keep playoffs hopes alive with 2-1 win over ATK
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Mumbai City FC kept their playoffs hopes alive with a 2-1 win over hapless ATK who were handed their fifth defeat at home this Indian Super League (ISL) season at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,ISL
Army foils infiltration bid, kills militant
Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) A militant was killed on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Sunday as the army foiled a major infiltration bid, defence sources said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
CBI questions 11 PNB officials, Nirav Modi's staffer Vipul
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The CBI on Sunday questioned 11 Punjab National Bank (PNB) officials as well as Vipul Ambani, the Chief Financing Officer of diamond merchant Nirav Modi's Firestar Internationl company, in connection with the multi-crore bank fraud, an official said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Bengaluru Youth Congress leader expelled on assault charge
Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) Bengaluru city Youth Congress General Secretary Mohammad Haris Nalapad was on Sunday expelled from the ruling party after he allegedly assaulted a young man at a city cafe.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manipur government shakes as NPF announces withdrawal of support soon
Imphal, Feb 18 (IANS) The BJP-led Manipur government appeared shaky as the Naga People's Front announced on Sunday that it is likely to withdraw support to it after the Nagaland elections slated for February 27.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Make 'Artificial Intelligence' work for India: PM
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that with Artificial Intelligence (AI), bots and robots, productivity will increase, but warned of rising apprehensions of 'human redundancy' as the mind and machines would compete directly.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Norway takes two golds to top medals table at Winter Olympics
PyeongChang, Feb 18 (IANS) Snow sports powerhouse Norway grabbed two gold medals on Sunday to top the medals table at the Winter Olympic Games here.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
In the beginning we never got partnerships, says Duminy
Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) South Africa skipper Jean-Paul Duminy on Sunday blamed the lack of partnerships for a 28-run loss to India in the first first Twenty-20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here.
2018-02-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Ostapenko-Dabrowski win Qatar Open title
Doha, Feb 18 (IANS) Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko and Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski on Sunday won the doubles final of the Qatar Open tennis tournament, beating Spain's Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and Slovenia's Andreja Klepac.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Tennis
This was one of our most balanced performances, says Kohli
Johannesburg , Feb 18 (IANS) After beating South Africa by 28 runs in the first Twenty-20 International match on Sunday, India skipper Virat Kohli termed the performance as one of their most balanced ones.
2018-02-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Release dues, share plans, improve refereeing: Mohun Bagan to AIFF
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Alleging "sub-standard" refereeing in the ongoing I-League, Mohun Bagan have asked the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to release the subsidy for hosting the current I-League's home matches, pay their dues from previous seasons and share future plans.
2018-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
MPs' duty to ensure inclusive, transparent administration: Lok Sabha Speaker
Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday said it was a "crucial responsibility" of the parliamentarians to ensure responsible, inclusive, participatory and transparent administration for development.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Reliance to launch 4th Industrial Revolution from Maharashtra: Mukesh Ambani
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) In a bonanza for Maharashtra, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Sunday announced plans to launch the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' in the state with an investment of Rs 60,000 crore and collaboration of over 20 global conglomerates.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Jaitley meets Saudi King Salman
Riyadh, Feb 18 (IANS) India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called on Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud at the royal palace here.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
India vs South Africa 1st T20I scoreboard
Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the first Twenty-20 International match between India and South Africa here on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
India beat S. Africa by 28 runs in 1st T20I
Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) A brilliant all-round show helped India beat South Africa by 28 runs in the first Twenty-20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
BJP-ruled states seeing highest rate of rapes: Congress
Shillong, Feb 18 (IANS) Attacking the Narendra Modi-led Central government for its failure to ensure security to women across India, Woman Congress President Sushmita Dev on Sunday claimed that most rapes were reported from states ruled by the BJP.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chennaiyin remain 3rd after 1-1 draw with Jamshedpur in ISL
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC on Sunday earned a valuable point after forcing Jamshedpur FC to a 1-1 draw as they held their third position in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) table.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football,ISL
PM meets ailing Parrikar in Mumbai hospital
Panaji/Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who is admitted in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for treatment of "mild pancreatitis".
2018-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Rajnath meets J&K youngsters touring country
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday met a group of youngsters from Jammu and Kashmir who are currently on a nationwide tour, and urged them to take back the message of peace and unity to their militancy-hit state.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Four youths stabbed by rival group in Delhi restaurant, two critical
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Four youths were stabbed, two of them critically, during a brawl with another group in a south Delhi restaurant, police said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India aspires to and moving towards a $5 tn economy: PM
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reiterated that India aspires to, and is moving towards, a $5 trillion economy over the next few years with sustained, comprehensive and holistic development.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Trudeau visits rescued elephants in UP
Mathura, Feb 18 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday paid a visit to rescued elephants at a care centre run by animal welfare organisation Wildlife SOS in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura and said that India's wildlife needs protection.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Kodaira breaks Olympic record to win women's 500m speed skating
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) Nao Kodaira of Japan broke the Olympic record here on Sunday on her way to winning the women's 500 meters speed skating at the Winter Games.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Czech, Russia, Sweden, Canada power into men's hockey quarter-finals
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) The Czech Republic, the Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR), Canada and Sweden reached the quarter-finals of the men's ice hockey at the PyeongChang Olympics on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Hockey
Kohli set to break all records, Indian cricket on right path: Viswanath
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Heaping praise on skipper Virat Kohli and the entire Indian team, batting great and former India captain Gundappa Viswanath on Sunday said cricket in the country is on the right track with the U-19 team also winning the World Cup and the eves on an upward spiral.
2018-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
ED raids Raipur showroom of jeweller Choksi
Raipur, Feb 18 (IANS) The ED has raided a showroom of jeweller Mehul Choksi here in connection with a multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam and seized jewellery worth Rs 1.27 crore, an informed source said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Juventus regain Serie A lead with 1-0 win over Torino
Turin, Feb 18 (IANS) Six-time defending champions Juventus on Sunday won the derby against Torino 1-0 to provisionally jump to the top of the Serie A table.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Parrikar may not attend Assembly session, panel to decide on curtailment
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Hospitalised Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may not attend the Assembly Budget Session beginning Monday, even as the Speaker said that a house panel will decide whether the session needs to be curtailed.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
4 killed in Russia shooting
Moscow, Feb 18 (IANS) Four persons were killed and as many wounded as an unidentified gunman opened fire at people celebrating pancake week festival in Dagestan's city of Kizlyar on Sunday, media reports said.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sociedad extend Levante's winless run with 3-0 victory in La Liga
San Sebastian (Spain), Feb 18 (IANS) Real Sociedad on Sunday defeated Levante 3-0, extending their winless run to 12 matches in the La Liga football championship.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Balance sheets, electronic data of Gitanjali group under CBI scrutiny
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The CBI has set up a team to examine balance sheets and electronic data of Gitanjali group of companies and its India-based 18 subsidiaries headed by Mehul C. Choksi who is accused along with diamond merchant Nirav Modi in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, officials privy to the case said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre should set up Cauvery Management Board: Ramadoss
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Central government should not succumb to Karnataka's opposition against the setting up of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB), said PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
ED raids six Gitanjali stores in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate conducted search operations in six franchise-based outlets of Gitanjali Gems located in four malls here in connection with $1.8 billion banking fraud case, an official said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dalit protests across Gujarat, Mevani detained
Ahmedabad, Feb 18 (IANS) A day ahead of the first budget session of the new Gujarat Assembly, Dalit leader and lawmaker Jignesh Mevani was detained by police here on Sunday amid state-wide protests against death of Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vankar.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wear flip-flops while taking exams, Bihar Board tells students
Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) Ahead of the Class 10 examinations, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Sunday directed students to sit in exams while wearing slippers or flip-flops and not shoes along with socks.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
PNB fraud: Kejriwal says Congress, BJP 'equally corrupt'
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Stressing that people voted for the BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections as they wanted a change from the Congress, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday accused the BJP of "rather taking forward the scams" initiated during the previous regime.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Canadian college partners with Indian institutes
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A Canadian college on Sunday announced long-term collaboration with universities and institutions of higher education in India.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Fourcade wins most gold medals in French Olympic history
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) French biathlete Martin Fourcade made history on Sunday when he won his fourth Olympic gold medal in a dramatic photo finish in the men's biathlon 15-kilometre mass start at the Winter Olympics here.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Anderson to face Querrey in New York Open final
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) South Africa's Kevin Anderson and American Sam Querrey will play in the final of the New York Open at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Marilyn Manson abruptly ends show after meltdown
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Singer Marilyn Manson, who was marking his return to the stage after four months due to an onstage injury, had to end his show due to meltdown.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Keep out PNB top management till fraud probe is completed: AIBEA
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Central government should remove the top management of the $1.8 billion fraud-hit Punjab National Bank (PNB) till the probe is completed, demanded a top banking employees union leader.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Revive dull, dry skin with oatmeal
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Many individuals have a never-ending tiff with dry skin. Experts suggest moisturisers with natural ingredients like oatmeal that can be a saviour as it restores the skin's pH balance, preventing dry skin.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Post-Olympic fate of 3 major PyeongChang venues still undecided: IOC
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is content with most of the legacy initiatives for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, a senior IOC official said on Sunday, but noted that the fate of three major venues is still undecided.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Congress demands white paper on banking sector health
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday demanded the Narendra Modi government bring a white paper on the health of Indian baking sector and that the banks should declare their losses due to bank frauds as also their total non-performing assets (NPAs) as on December 31, 2017.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two CPI-M workers held for Congressman's murder in Kerala
Kannur (Kerala), Feb 18 (IANS) Two CPI-M workers have been taken into custody for the brutal murder of a Youth Congress worker near here around a week ago, police said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hamas blames Israel, US for escalating Gaza crisis
Gaza, Feb 18 (IANS) Hamas blamed on Sunday both the US and the Israeli administrations for Gaza's escalating humanitarian crisis.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Youth must give up guns, says Mehbooba
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said the youth should give up guns or they will face thousands of these from the security forces.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Dhawan's 72 takes India to 203/5 in first T20I
Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan once again unleashed mayhem in South Africa, with his 72 powering India to 203 for five wickets in the first Twenty-20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Watson donates 1 mn pounds for victims of sexual harassment
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson donated a million pounds to a new fund that aims to provide support for those affected by sexual harassment.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Khajuraho to host classical dance festival
Khajuraho, Feb 18 (IANS) The 44th Khajuraho Dance Festival is set to enthrall classical dance enthusiasts from February 20 here in Madhya Pradesh.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Toll in Rajasthan cylinder blast climbs to 19
Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) The death toll in the cylinder blast in Rajasthan's Ajmer district has gone up to 19 as 10 more bodies being recovered from under the rubble on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two Jharkhand youths found dead with slit throats
Ranchi, Feb 18 (IANS) Two youths employed by a road construction company were found dead with slit throats in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Sunday, police said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Love Per Square Foot' director, I have grown together in our craft: Sanyukta
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Sanyukta Kaza, who has edited the Netflix Original Film "Love Per Square Foot", says she and the film's director Anand Tiwari have grown together in their craft and have learnt a lot from each other.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UP Strikers clinch Indian Wheelchair Cricket League
Gurugram, Feb 18 (IANS) UP Strikers clinched the trophy, defeating Delhi Sultans by four runs in the Indian Wheelchair Cricket League, which concluded here on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Cricket
CM presence in Goa Assembly session doubtful, panel to decide on curtailment
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Hospitalised Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may not attend the Assembly Budget Session beginning Monday, even as the Speaker said a house panel will decide whether the session needs to be curtailed.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Delhi youth held in Imphal with smuggled gold
Imphal/New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) An 18-year-old Delhi youth was caught at Imphal Airport on Sunday while trying to smuggle three gold bars weighing 500 grammes in a body cavity on to a flight, a CISF official said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Choco lava cake hot favourite among lovebirds
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Lovebirds indulged in some sugary goodness, including choco lava cake, on Valentine's Day, reveals a survey.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
British minister for slashing some university tuition fees
London, Feb 18 (IANS) University tuition fees should partly be based on how a degree course could benefit a student's future career, British Education Secretary Damian Hinds said.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Nirav fraud: PNB officials took commission to sign LoUs
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Punjab National Bank officials used to take percentage commissions in lieu of issuing letters of undertaking and foreign letters of credit to diamond czar Nirav Modi and his partner Mehul Choksi and their firms, according to the probe into the Rs 11,300 crore banking scam.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 killed in tourist plane crash in France
Paris, Feb 18 (IANS) Three people died in a tourist plane crash in France's Jura, local media reported on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Assam forest personnel get sophisticated arms
Guwahati, Feb 18 (IANS) The fight against wildlife crimes, including poaching of one-horned rhinos, got a boost on Sunday when Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal distributed modern and sophisticated weapons to forest personnel.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Both CPI-M, BJP confident of Tripura election victory
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) As Sunday's voting to elect 59 of the 60 members of the Tripura Assembly passed off peacefully, the ruling CPI-M and the BJP exuded confidence of an electoral victory in the northeastern state.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Hilton celebrates b'day with family, Paris Jackson
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton celebrated her 37th birthday at a party in Manhattan with family, including sister Nicky Hilton Rothschild and aunt Kyle Richards, and friends like Paris Jackson.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Rahul questions PM's silence on massive bank fraud
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modis and Finance Minister Arun Jaitleys silence over the "Rs 22,000 crore banking scam", and asked the government to stop behaving like it was "guilty".
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pangolins being smuggled through ivory trade routes: Study
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that animal traffickers are taking advantage of remote ivory trade routes to smuggle pangolins or scaly anteaters -- one of the world's most endangered animals -- out of Central Africa.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Post stroke, babies use opposite side of brain for language
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) A stroke in a baby -- even a big one - may not have the same lasting impact as it could in an adult. Researchers have found that they regain language function in the "opposite side" of the brain if they experience a stroke around the time of birth.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
I-League: Lajong to host Aizawl in season's final North-Eastern derby
Shillong, Feb 18 (IANS) As the I-League approaches its final leg, Shillong Lajong FC will be looking to scavenge as many points as possible when they take on holders Aizawl FC in what promises to be a thrilling match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
Successful NDA alliance due to roots of democracy in BJP: Modi (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Amid strains in the ruling NDA, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he had succeeded in taking the coalition along "in the best possible way", emphasising that it could happen because democracy is in the "roots and veins" of the BJP.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP, BJD accuse each other of luring voters in Odisha's Bijepur bypoll
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Sunday accused each other of using money to lure voters ahead of the February 24 bypoll for the Bijepur Assembly seat in Odisha's Bargarh district.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Jignesh Mevani argues with police as detained during protests
Ahmedabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Dalit leader and Gujarat lawmaker Jignesh Mevani was detained by police here on Sunday along with nearly 100 others while staging demonstrations in protest against death of Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vankar.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Parrikar's attendance at Goa budget session doubtful
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may not attend the budget session of the state legislative assembly which begins on Monday due to health reasons, an official said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Delhi feels like my own city: Anil Kapoor
Noida, Feb 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Anil Kapoor, who was born and brought up in Mumbai, says that whenever he visits the national capital he feels like he is visiting his own city.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
German orchestra plays 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' in Berlin
Berlin, Feb 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says he felt honoured and excited after listening to a German chamber orchestra playing songs from "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai", which launched him as a director in 1998.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Germany,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Diaspora
Mohun Bagan edge past Neroca in I-League
Imphal, Feb 18 (IANS) Dipanda Dicka notched a brace and Akram Moghrabi netted the winner as Mohun Bagan came out 3-2 victors over Neroca FC in an I-League encounter at the Khuman Lampak Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football
South Africa to bowl against India in 1st T20I
Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) South Africa won the toss and elected to field in the first Twenty-20 International (T20I) match against India at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Iranian plane with 66 aboard crashes
Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) A passenger plane with 66 people on board crashed in central Iran on Sunday, authorities said but declined to give any definite information about the fate of the passengers.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Aniston, Theroux may not have been legally married
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Former star couple Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux might not have been legally married as there is no evidence about their wedding.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Over 75 pc turnout in peaceful Tripura Assembly polls
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Over 75 per cent of the 2,536,589 voters in Left-ruled Tripura had exercised their franchise in a peaceful manner to elect a new Assembly on Sunday even as a large number were still standing in queues at the end of official voting hours, officials said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Aviation sector set to soar in India: PM
Raigad (Maharashtra), Feb 18 (IANS) Posting orders for over 900 aircraft during the past one year, the aviation sector in India is poised for a huge growth in the coming years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
PNB fraud: ED raids over 45 locations in 15 cities
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday conducted searches at over 45 more locations in 15 cities across India in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, an official said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP became much stronger after Modi took over as PM : Amit Shah
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that the party became much stronger due to way Prime Minister Narendra Modi worked and the benefits to the people after its victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and appealed to party workers to strengthen it further.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I've inherited creative genes from mom: Tanuja Chandra
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) "Qarib Qarib Singlle" director Tanuja Chandra says she has inherited her creative genes from her mother Kamna Chandra, who has written films like "Prem Rog", "1942-A Love Story" and "Chandni".
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Transformers' movie franchise to get rebooted
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) "Transformers: The Last Knight", which released last year, will get a reboot.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
S. Korean Olympic committee under fire over alleged verbal abuse
PyeongChang, Feb 18 (IANS) South Korea's national Olympic committee has come under fire over alleged verbal abuse of a volunteer worker at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Don't test us: Netanyahu threatens to act against Iran
Munich, Feb 18 (IANS) Calling Iran the "greatest threat to our world", Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country will act against it "if necessary", media reported.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Sofia Richie's relationship with Disick 'just a phase'
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Singer Lionel Richie says his 19-year-old daughter Sofia's relationship with 34-year-old reality TV star Scott Disick is "just a phase".
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
PM lays foundation stone for new Mumbai airport, inaugurates port terminal
Raigad (Maharashtra), Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone of the Rs 16,000-crore Navi Mumbai International Airport and inaugurated the country's largest container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, constructed at a cost of Rs 4,719 crore here.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Teenagers use social media posts to appear attractive to friends
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Teenagers use social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram to appear attractive and popular among friends, and for that they make a careful selection of photos, activities and links that they share, a new study says.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Karnataka contestants to submit sources of income with poll nominations
Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) Candidates of political parties and independents who will be contesting the upcoming Karnataka legislative assembly election have to disclose the sources of their income and assets, as directed by the Supreme Court, state Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Afghan Army defuses 234 IEDs, landmines
Kabul, Feb 18 (IANS) Around 234 different types of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and landmines have been detected and defused over the last 24 hours, the Afghan Defence Ministry said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Make Pluto a planet again, 6-year-old girl urges NASA
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Six-year-old Cara O'Connor of Ireland, who dreams of becoming a NASA astronaut one day, wrote a letter to the space agency urging it to reclassify Pluto as a planet, The Washington Post reported this week.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
'Nirmal Pandey was small-town boy with cosmopolitan face'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra remembered Nirmal Pandey on his eighth death anniversary on Sunday saying the late actor was a small-town boy with a cosmopolitan face.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lawrence wants to know this about Taylor Swift
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence wants to know whether model Karlie Kloss and singer Taylor Swift are still friends or not.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi to visit Karnataka for two days
Mysuru, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Karnataka for two days starting Sunday night to participate in various public functions, a BJP leader said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
JCO injured in explosion near LoC in J&K
Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) An Army Junior Commissioned Officer was injured on Sunday in an explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence sources said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Kamal Haasan calls on Rajinikanth
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Days after he ruled out an alliance with actor Rajinikanth's political party if the latter acquires a saffron hue, actor Kamal Haasan on Sunday called on Rajinikanth at his residence here.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Nagpur journalist's mother, minor daughter found murdered
Nagpur, Feb 18 (IANS) The mother and minor daughter of a Nagpur-based crime reporter were found murdered here on Sunday, police said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Now, pay for feeder bus fares, parking charges with smart cards: DMRC
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Delhi Metro commuters can now pay the fares of feeder buses and a number of parking lots at metro stations through their smart cards, the public transporter said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Russian athletes advised to spend less time on social media
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) Olympic athletes from Russia have been recommended to spend less time on social networks during the Games in Pyeongchang to avoid provocation, the head of the Russian delegation Stanislav Pozdnyakov told reporters on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
After ODI triumph, Team India and Kohli look different (Column: Just Sport)
There is a marked difference in the India team from the time they started their tour of South Africa and now when they are about to end it. They wear the look of champions.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Job seekers protest at Bihar railway stations
Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) Thousands of youths on Sunday staged violent protests and indulged in arson at three railway stations in Bihar against reducing the age limit for recruitment in the Railways, leading to services being disrupted for some time, police said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Trump slams FBI over Florida school shooting
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump lashed out at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), describing its failure to follow up on a tip about the Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz as "very sad", the media reported.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hirscher doubles up with giant slalom gold at Winter Olympics
PyeongChang, Feb 18 (IANS) Austrian Alpine skiing great Marcel Hirscher won his second gold medal at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games as he claimed the men's giant slalom title here on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
'Rock stripes' on Mars could suggest actions of water
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) NASA's Mars rover Opportunity, which reached its 5,000th Martian day, or sol, this week has observed possible "rock stripes" that could suggest actions of water, wind or other processes on the Red Planet.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
GST good for logistics but GSTN glitches, compliance major issues: Ficci
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has had a positive impact on the logistics of businesses, while glitches in the GSTN portal, cumbersome procedures and cost of compliance remain major areas of concern, industry body Ficci said on Sunday, citing its survey in this regard.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
What's Malaika's 'snappy secret pre-workout routine'
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Malaika Arora, known for her fit frame, has revealed a part of her "snappy secret pre-workout routine".
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
PNB fraud fuelled during demonetisation: Bengal CM
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that the $1.8 billion Punjab National Bank fraud was fuelled during demonetisation and demanded the unearthing of the "full truth" behind the scam.
2018-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Successful NDA alliance due to roots of democracy in BJP: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Amid strains in the NDA alliance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was "successful" in taking the coalition along in the best possible way and emphasised that it could happen because "democracy" is in the roots, values and veins of the BJP.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FA Cup quarter-final draw: Man Utd against Brighton, Chelsea play Leicester
London, Feb 18 (IANS) The FA Cup quarter-final draw saw Manchester United lined up to play against Brighton & Hove Albion while Chelsea will take on fellow English Premier League (EPL) club Leicester City.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Suarez, Alba help Barca pass Eibar test
Madrid, Feb 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona made sure they will retain their seven-point lead at the top of the Liga Santander whatever happens during the rest of the weekend when they won a tough game 2-0 away to Eibar.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Olympic champion Kipruto handed Commonwealth wild card
Nairobi, Feb 18 (IANS) Athletics Kenya (AK) has handed Olympic and world steeplechase champion, Conseslus Kipruto, a wild card to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Football
Brazilian striker Tardelli keen to extend Shandong Luneng deal
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 18 (IANS) Shandong Luneng striker Diego Tardelli has denied speculation linking him with Corinthians and revealed a desire to extend his contract with the Chinese Super League club.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Israel pounds Gaza after blast injures soldiers
Jerusalem, Feb 18 (IANS) The Israeli military on Sunday announced that it carried out strikes against 18 Hamas targets in Gaza in response to an explosive device that injured four soldiers along the fence between Israel and the Palestinian enclave.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security
66 people killed in Iran plane crash
Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) A passenger plane crashed in central Iran on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, authorities said.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kashmiri actor on growing up in 'politically unstable state'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) "Kuch Bheege Alfaaz" actor Zain Khan Durrani, a Kashmiri by birth, says the worst part about growing up in a "tumultuous and politically unstable state" is that you insidiously get used to the violence around.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Student killed in Kolkata road accident
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) A student was killed and four others were injured when the cab they were travelling in crashed onto a divider here on Sunday, police said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Passenger plane crashes in Iran
Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) A passenger plane carrying 60 passengers crashed in a mountainous area of Iran on Sunday, authorities said.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lukaku brace sends Man Utd to FA Cup quarter-finals
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku scored a brace as Manchester United booked a quarter-finals spot for the fourth consecutive season with a 2-0 victory over fellow English Premier League (EPL) club Hudderfield.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Hyderabad student hangs self during video call with boyfriend
Hyderabad, Feb 18 (IANS) An MBA student hanged herself during a video call with her boyfriend at a hostel in Hyderabad, police said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Get over yourself for Indian cinema's progress: KJo to filmmakers
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar is bursting with pride as he is representing Indian cinema at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival. He feels that to achieve a global impact and for Indian cinema to progress, fellow filmmakers need to go beyond themselves and focus on the industry.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Diaspora
Moderate polling in Tripura Assembly elections
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Voters queued up in large numbers outside polling booths in Tripura from early morning on Sunday as the single-phased Assembly elections progressed peacefully, officials said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Assam CM calls for steps to avoid monsoon electrocution
Guwahati, Feb 18 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has issued a directive to the state's power department to avert recurrence of incidents of electrocuted deaths during the ensuing monsoon season.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Google's firing of anti-diversity memo author was legal: Labour board
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Google did not violate labour laws when it fired James Damore, a former employee who was ousted from the company last year for criticising the tech giant for its diversity policy, according to the federal agency that oversees employment practices.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Charging points for e-vehicles at railway stations soon
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Railways will provide space for electric vehicle charging stations at the parking lots of train stations to promote the use of green energy.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Alaves defeat La Coruña 1-0
Vitoria (Spain), Feb 18 (IANS) A spectacular goal by Alaves striker Munir El Haddadi extended the so-called Abelardo effect to defeat La Coruna 1-0 here.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Bayern win, Hamburg lose in Bundesliga
Berlin, Feb 18 (IANS) Runaway leaders Bayern Munich continue their winning run to stay atop the standings after beating Wolfsburg 2-1 whereas struggling Hamburg lost 1-2 to Bayer Leverkusen in the 23rd round of the Bundesliga.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
PSG defeat Strasbourg in Ligue 1
Paris, Feb 18 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain bounced back from its Champions League loss this week to defeat Strasbourg 5-2 here in the 26th round of the French football league.
2018-02-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
'Uruguayan domestic football a disgrace'
Montevideo (Uruguay), Feb 18 (IANS) Former Uruguay captain Diego Lugano has described Uruguayan domestic football as "a disgrace" and called for changes to the country's football structure.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Raising five kids is hard work: Katona
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Singer Kerry Katona says she finds it hard to raise five children.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump backs Facebook executive's tweet to deny Russian collusion
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) To dismiss claims of Russian collusion with Donald Trump's campaign, the US President has leaned on a tweet by a top Facebook executive who said the main intent of the alleged Russian meddling was to divide America, not electing Trump.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
Amitabh uploads resume on Twitter
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has jokingly uploaded a job resume on Twitter emphasising on his height.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CII-IBA Q4 Financial Conditions Index up over 2016-17, falls below Q3
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) While the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)-Indian Banks' Association (IBA) Financial Conditions Index for the current fourth quarter at 53.2 is showing an increase over the same period a year ago, it marks a fall over the previous quarter and there is also a decrease in the cost of funds index, CII said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Kashmir's laugh doctor: He wants to bring mirth back to Kashmir's depressed lives (IANS Special Series)
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Long before it was infected by violence and its streets reverberated with sounds of slogans and gunfire, Kashmir was a place where one could hear laughter in every household in the evenings when Nazir Josh, Kashmir's very own "Charlie Chaplin", used to come on Doordarshan (DD), the national broadcaster, with his facial expressions of total bewilderment, the street impressions of a joker and strong Chaplinesque elements in his walking style.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Features
Modi inaugurates new BJP headquarters in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the BJP's new headquarters here at 6, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, in the presence of veteran leaders like L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Humans would be 'pretty upbeat' to news of alien life: Study
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Have you wondered how would people react if scientists ever detect alien life in the universe? Humans would be "pretty upbeat" and welcome the news, finds a study.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Sidharth reveals secret behind his 'fresh face'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra says his mother used to suggest him to drink water and sleep properly for a fresh face.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Weighty reading: Books which provide physical exercise too (Column: Bookends)
Someone once quipped that the "universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle" and devoted book readers know it too well. Any of the (sadly-diminishing) tribe would be familiar with responses of wonder over the fact that they manage to read even a modestly-long work in a day or two. Wonder what these amazed people would make of a book termed a "doorstopper"?
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life