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Child artiste Maanya on working in short film 'Bholi'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Child artiste Maanya Varma feels lucky to be part of a short film, titled "Bholi", which deals with the serious issue of child trafficking.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Yes Bank to be dropped from Nifty50, yield place to Shree Cement
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Bellwether stock index Nifty50 will exclude lender Yes Bank from the stocks that comprise its weightage, NSE Indices said on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jaipur to host jazz, blues music festival soon
Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) The first edition of Jaipur Jazz and Blues Festival, which will have performances by artistes from the US, Canada, Brazil and more, will be held here from February 28 to March 1.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz
Shivakumar urges CM for medical college in constituency
Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) Karnataka's senior Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar has urged Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa to set up a medical college in his Kanakapura Assembly segment.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
54% higher rates of COPD in women with HIV: Study
Toronto, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that the rate of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among women living with HIV was 54 per cent higher than that of HIV-negative women.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
NBFC liquidity crunch improved slightly: Emkay
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Liquidity crisis in non-banking financial companies (NBFC) has marginally improved off late as NBFCs have diversified their borrowing sources, a report by Emkay Global said on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
India to have over 900 mn Internet users by 2023: Cisco
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) India will have over 907 million Internet users by 2023, accounting for 64 per cent of the country's population, a Cisco report said on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
JNU creates endowment fund, urges alumni to contribute
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Reminding the alumni that JNU had made a "significant difference" to their lives, the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Tuesday urged them to contribute to a fund set up to ensure financial help to students from poor families.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Connected world makes Coronavirus scarier, helps combat it too
Sydney, Feb 18 (IANS) The same technological forces that make the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak a global concern are also key to managing the crisis response, says a top researcher, adding that a connected world makes this coronavirus (COVID-19) scarier but also helps us deal with it.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Australia,National
'Changing of Guard' ceremony by Mumbai police from May 1
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Maharashtra Police will introduce a 'Changing of Guard' protocol at the state police HQ here on the lines of a similar and world-famous ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said here on Monday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Couple find live frog inside pepper, Netizens amazed
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A Canadian couple were left dumbfounded while making their dinner last week when they found a live frog inside a bell pepper.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Spread of coronavirus-themed malware on the rise
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) At a time when the deadly coronavirus is taking a toll on the tech industry with the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 getting cancelled, a coronavirus-themed spam is spreading Emotet malware, security researchers said on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Punjab names medical college after Ambedkar
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) As a tribute to the father of the Indian Constitution, B.R. Ambedkar, the Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to the renaming of Government Medical College in Mohali as Dr B.R. Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Sonu Sood: Hope to recreate magic with Akshay in 'Prithviraj'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood, who will next be seen onscreen in the big-budget period drama "Prithviraj", hopes to strike the same magic with the films hero Akshay Kumar that the duo has shared in many projects before.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Not ready for politics: Iltija Mufti
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Iltija Mufti, daughter of detained former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, on Tuesday said she is not yet ready to join politics.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab to fill 550 posts in medical colleges
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday approved creation of 550 posts in the Government Medical Colleges at Patiala and Amritsar with the objective of further improving and streamlining the functioning of these institutions.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Mortality risk higher in IVF babies before 1 yr of age
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that the children conceived through assisted reproductive techniques including IVF (in vitro fertilisation) had a 45 per cent higher risk of death before 1 year of age than children conceived naturally.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Blast, blaze in Thane chemical factory, locals evacuated
Thane (Maharashtra), Feb 18 (IANS) A massive fire broke out in a chemical factory, Metropolitan Eximchem Pvt. Ltd, situated in Phase II of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) area of Dombivali east, around 35 kms north of Mumbai. on Tuesday, officials said.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Beware! novel coronavirus stats may go up
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Even as the World Health Organisation (WHO) has observed a decline in the number of cases of COVID-19 in China, the stats of cases of novel coronavirus may shoot up.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
KJo: Absolutely baseless stories making rounds of 'SOTY 3'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) After reports of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana Khan and popular "Bigg Boss 13" contestant Asim Riaz making their Bollywood debut in Karan Johar's "Student Of The Year 3" got viral, the filmmaker took to Twitter to request to everyone "publishing this fabrication" to stop it.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-MP, Bengali matinee idol Tapas Paul passes away (2nd Ld)
Mumbai/Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Renowned actor Tapas Paul -- rated as one of the biggest superstars of Bengali films in the post-Uttam Kumar era -- who also served two terms as Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP, passed away following a cardiac arrest at a Mumbai private hospital on Tuesday, family sources said.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Breakdown of marriage does not end parental responsibilities: SC
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that in a child custody battle, the rights of the child need to be respected as he/she is entitled to the love of both parents, and even if there is a breakdown of marriage, it does not signify the end of parental responsibility, as it is the child who suffers the most in a matrimonial dispute.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
New renewable device generates electricity 'out of thin air'
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the US have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
ISL: One point separates Goa and history in Jamshedpur
Jamshedpur, Feb 18 (IANS) FC Goa have a shot at history when they take on Jamshedpur FC in an Indian Super League tie at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Wednesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football
Union Cabinet may consider PSU bank merger proposal this week
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet is likely to consider the merger of 10 PSU banks into four big lenders this week to allow the process to take effect from the scheduled date of April 1, 2020.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Resettlement of Kashmiri Pandits utmost priority, says Shah
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits was the utmost priority of the government and assured them on their phased resettlement amid adequate security in the Valley, from where they were forced to flee by Islamist terrorists in late 1989 and early 1990.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala firm to monitor traffic violations, Cong cries foul
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) Leader of opposition in Kerala Ramesh Chennithala here on Tuesday alleged that the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government had outsourced the job of monitoring traffic violations and collection of penalty to a private company at the cost of Rs 180 crore.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
DoT inching towards spectrum auction as scheduled
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Even as the telecom sector is facing heat on the AGR count, Department of Telecom plans to appoint an e-auctioneer next month and take cabinet approval soon after to set the process rolling for the spectrum auction, sources said.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC orders Fadnavis to face trial in poll affidavit case
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday told former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to face trial for allegedly failing to furnish details of pending criminal cases in his 2014 poll affidavit, as the judgement on his election matter could have wider ramifications on the candidates in the electoral fray.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tesla's Solar Roof is going global later this year: Musk
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has revealed on Twitter that Tesla is planning to offer the Solar Roof internationally "later this year".
2020-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Princepal Singh, Amaan Sandhu part of India squad for Window 1
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Basketball Federation of India on Tuesday announced the senior men's squad that will suit up for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
MI share Rohit's photo with 'new social media manager'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) While Rohit Sharma is out injured, the ace batsman is getting some rare time to spend with his family. Rohit, like any another dotting father, always loves to be around his daughter, Samaira, and his Indian Premier League (IPL) side Mumbai Indians captured one such heart-warming moment.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Court allows Karti Chidambaram to travel abroad
New Dekhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday allowed Congress lawmaker Karti Chidambaram to travel abroad.
2020-02-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jagannath Temple receives over Rs 187.01 cr donation
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) The Jagannath Temple in Odisha's Puri city has received over Rs 187.01 crore donation from devotees by the end of January this year, informed Law Minister Pratap Jena on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion
Kishor to launch 'Baat Bihar Ki' campaign from Feb 20
Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) Expelled Janata Dal-United Vice President and top election strategist Prashant Kishor on Tuesday said that he has "no intention" to join politics but said he will launch "Baat Bihar Ki" campaign involving those who believe in his vision to bring the state among the top 10 states of the country.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Xiaomi promotes Raghu Reddy as India Chief Business Officer
Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) Xiaomi on Tuesday announced Raghu Reddy's appointment as the Chief Business Officer for its India operations.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Schedule and Official Slogan Launched for FIFA U-17 Women's WC
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The stage is set for the future stars of women's football as the match schedule and host cities for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup India 2020 were unveiled by FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) on Tuesday, alongside the Official Slogan for the tournament.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Sony WI-1000XM2: Classy but doesn't scream for attention
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Neckband-style earphones is a category which has some good budget options from the likes of OnePlus, Realme, etc.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Shweta Basu on recreating Sharmila Tagore's look in 'Shukranu'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) "Makdee" fame actress Shweta Basu Prasad is super happy to have a look similar to veteran actress Sharmila Tagore's look from the 70s in the recently released film "Shukranu".
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Uighur Muslims land in detention camps for having beard, veil'
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) A document which delineates the lives of hundreds of Uighur Muslims currrently in internment camps across China, was allegedly leaked by a source inside Xinjiang showing how members of the community are detained for having beards, wearing veils and using the internet.
2020-02-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
BCCI shares bird's eye view of picturesque Motera Stadium
Ahmedabad, Feb 18 (IANS) The BCCI on Tuesday shared a bird's eye view of the picturesque Motera Stadium, which is the world's largest cricket stadium.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Will Marandi be leader of BJP's Jharkhand legislature party?
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A day after Babulal Marandi returned to the BJP at a massive rally in Jharkhand, BJP President J.P. Nadda has appointed party General Secretary Muralidhar Rao as the central observer for election of the leader of the state legislature party.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mary Pierce to motivate kids at Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The French Tennis Federation (FFT), organisers of Roland-Garros, the world's premier clay court tournament, in association with the All India Tennis Association (AITA), on Tuesday announced the sixth edition of the 'Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series by OPPO'. The series will be held at the clay courts of the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) from February 24 to 26.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Tarek Fatah gets it wrong again, Twitter explodes
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Tarek Fatah is an active Twitter user with over 6 lakh followers, but on numerous occasions, the Pakistani-Canadian writer has been found circulating misinformation.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
RPF arrests 7 more persons in e-ticket scam
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Cracking its whip on illegal ticket softwares, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) claimed on Tuesday that it has arrested seven people, including a Kolkata-based mastermind who was in touch with Bangladesh-based terror outfit Jammat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JUMB).
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ending online child pornography huge challenge: Kailash Satyarthi
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Saying that online child pornographic content is a big contributor to global trafficking of children, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday said that support of powerful countries like the US to end the menace is a huge challenge.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
I-League: Churchill, Real Kashmir face off with 3rd place on line
Fatorda, Feb 18 (IANS) Churchill Brothers will be taking on Real Kashmir with third place in mind, in the I-League at the Fatorda Stadium here on Wednesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Darshan Raval drops his new song 'Asal Mein'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Singer Darshan Raval has come up with a new track "Asal Mein".
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lusting after Oscars won't help, US distributor might: Guneet Monga
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Oscar-winning film producer Guneet Monga says that one should understand the process and be well versed with the business if they expect to be close to the final round of the much-celebrated film awards ceremony.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India-B'desh tourism festival in Agartala from Feb 20
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) The first ever two-day India-Bangladesh tourism festival would be held in Agartala on Thursday, officials said here on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Art/Culture/Books
'26/11 attacks were planned for 27/9; Dawood assigned to kill Kasab'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) The 2008 Mumbai terror strikes that took place on 26/11 were originally planned for September 27 that year and the Lashkar-e-Taiba wanted terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab, who was the only one to be nabbed alive, was supposed to have a Hindu identity. Moreover, the absconder Indian mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar had plans to eliminate him.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
INX Media: Court reserves order on bail of six bureaucrats
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday reserved for Wednesday its order on regular bail application moved by six bureaucrats who were part of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) panel which granted approval to INX Media, in the case involving former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Guarantee card a priority for Kejriwal cabinet
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The 'Kejriwal ka Guarantee Card', released by Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls is the top priority of the newly formed government.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Special zones on Goa beaches for drinking alcohol soon'
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) More than a year after banning consumption of alcohol on Goa's beaches, state Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Tuesday said, that special zones would be created on the state's popular beaches for picnics and liquor drinking.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
MDU confident of winning gold in kabaddi at KIUG
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Kabaddi superstars such as Anup Kumar and Surender Nada have inspired a generation to keep the kabaddi legacy alive in the state of Haryana. With the Khelo India University Games round the corner, India is set to witness even more talented kabaddi players in the tournament which will be held from February 22 to March 1 in Odisha.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Evelyn Sharma: Film industry seems like big high school drama
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Evelyn Sharma says sometimes the film industry seems like a big high school drama.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
100 E-Rickshaws for four Delhi Metro Stations
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With an aim to provide convenience to its commuters by ensuring last mile connectivity from the metro stations, the DMRC has joined hands with a Hyderabad firm -- ETO Motors -- to launch a fleet of 100 e-Rickshaws across four Delhi Metro Stations.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Additional rooms in Delhi schools to be ready by April: Sisodia (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) After missing its December deadline, over 12,000 rooms in Delhi schools will be ready by April as the new AAP government takes charge.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Vaccine misinformation is more likely on social media
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that people who rely on social media for information were more likely to be misinformed about vaccines than those who rely on traditional media.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
J&K panchayat bypolls: CEO convenes meet of political parties
Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) Amid demands from mainstream parties for the release of their leaders ahead of the Panchayat by-elections, the Jammu and Kashmir Election Commission (EC) held a meeting with political parties on Tuesday in Jammu to hear their concerns.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Akhilesh dares BJP to withdraw his security cover
Lucknow, Feb 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has dared the BJP to take back his security cover.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Man fined for not wearing helmet while driving car!
Hamirpur (UP), Feb 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Police has fined a man for driving a car without wearing a helmet!
2020-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Microsoft unifies key Office apps for Android users
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Microsoft has made its unified Office experience combining the Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps available for Android users worldwide.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
It was a great journey throughout U-19 WC: Yashasvi Jaiswal
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) India's Yashasvi Jaiswal on Tuesday said that although the team couldn't get the result they wanted at the recently concluded Under-19 World Cup in South Africa, it was a "great journey throughout the tournament".
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ritu's MMA fight behind closed doors due to coronavirus
Singapore, Feb 18 (IANS) Ritu Phogat's second mixed martial arts (MMA) fight in the One Championship will be behind closed doors after the organisers announced the decision to convert the meet -- which is scheduled for February 28 -- to proceed as planned at the Singapore Indoor Stadium but "closed off to fans and media".
2020-02-18
Category: International, Singapore,National
T-Hub to mentor 30 incubators in India
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Hyderabad-based global start-up catalyst T-Hub on Tuesday said it has won Startup India and the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade's (DPIIT) bid to nurture 30 select incubators in India.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Carbon conscious regions generate half of world's GDP: Report
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Nearly half of the worlds gross domestic product (GDP) is now generated in places where authorities have set or are proposing to set a target of bringing carbon emissions to net zero in or before 2050, an international report said on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Video of taking Rs 50 bribe goes viral, constable suspended
Fatehpur, Feb 18 (IANS) The Fatehpur Superintendent of Police suspended a head constable after his video taking a Rs 50 bribe went viral on social media.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Khatron Ke Khiladi 10: Amruta hopes for action roles post show
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Amruta Khanvilkar, who is one of the 10 participants of the action reality show "Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 10" (KKK 10) hopes to get more opportunities to act in action films after the show goes on air.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Wuhan hospital director dies of coronavirus
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) Liu Zhiming, director of Wuchang hospital in Wuhan, the city at the centre of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday, according to a statement released by local government authorities.
2020-02-18
Category: International, China,National
B Praak to present fusion of Punjabi, Maharashtrian music
Pune, Feb 18 (IANS) Popular Punjabi singer B Praak is all set to perform in Pune where he will be seen creating a new act consisting of Punjabi music with Maharasthrian Nashik Dhol.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
I-League set to witness another exciting encounter
Ludhiana, Feb 18 (IANS) I-League is all set to witness another exciting encounter as Real Kashmir FC take on Churchill Brothers here on Wednesday. Real Kashmir were beaten 0-1 by Punjab FC in their last match in Ludhiana on Sunday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
Sisodia's OSD granted bail by Delhi court
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday granted bail to Delhi Cabinet minister Manish Sisodia's OSD and tax officer Gopal Krishna Madhav in a bribery case against him.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Will continue with the same approach: Coach Dennerby
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Indian women's Under 17 side is primed to face their Romanian counterparts in their second friendly match in Turkler, Turkey on Wednesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Ailing, & alone, Amar Singh's emotional regret to Bachchans
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) If Indian politics is known for its animated discourse and interesting personas, Amar Singh surely qualifies to be one worth a mention -- the man accused of 'wheeling dealing', who could hit out at the likes of Digvijaya Singh by addressing him as "big brother" and be a reason for father-son split in the Samajwadi Party's first family.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Messenger Signal ready to go mainstream, take on WhatsApp
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Privacy centric messaging app Signal is gearing up to take on Facebook-owned WhatsApp as it is mulling to go mainstream now and put the $50 million infusion from WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton to good use.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Delhi classrooms miss deadline, to be ready by new session: Sisodia
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Though the construction of new classrooms for Delhi schools has missed the construction completion deadline, these will be ready by the coming academic session, according to the Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Sunil Kumar makes it to Asian Wrestling final
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) India's Sunil Kumar on Tuesday reached the Greco-Roman finals in the 87kg category with a brilliant comeback victory over Azamat Kustubayev of Kazakhstan at the Asian Wrestling Championship in the national capital.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
UN chief visits Kartarpur gurdwara in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday visited Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur in Pakistan's Narowal district.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
T-Hub wins Invest India's bid to mentor 30 incubators in India
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Hyderabad-based global start-up catalyst T-Hub on Tuesday said it has won Invest India's bid to nurture 30 select incubators in India.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
I am not thinking about India call-up: Sarfaraz
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Mumbai star Sarfaraz Khan took this season's Ranji Trophy by storm. But the 22-year-old is not willing to think too far ahead. Even though the 41-time champions failed to reach the quarterfinals, Sarfaraz made the most of the opportunities he got by slamming a triple century and an unbeaten double ton after warming the bench in the first three games.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Babies exposed to household cleaning products prone to asthma
Toronto, Feb 18 (IANS) Early exposure of babies to household cleaning products is associated with the development of childhood asthma and wheeze by age 3 years, a new study suggests.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Pay hikes in India to fall to decadal low in 2020: Report
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A new survey report on Tuesday said that India will see the lowest salary increase in a decade this year and even the real estate and transport sector -- the top national job generators -- will witness lowest pay hikes in 2020.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
COVID-19: India's electronics, chemical sectors may be hit
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The novel coronavirus outbreak in China is likely to impact India's electronics and chemical sectors, a Kotak report has said.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
246 elephants died in Odisha in 3 years: Minister
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) As many as 246 elephants died in Odisha due to various reasons in the last three years, the Odisha government informed the Assembly on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
After PUBG, look out for 'skull breaker challenge'
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A new killer game 'skull-breaker challenge' has surfaced on the Internet, that could prove worse that PUBG or the Blue Whale game. Netizens are horrified.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Chinese courts urged to promote online services amid virus battle
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) Chinese courts have been mobilized to promote and improve online litigation services as the country is battling the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to the Supreme People's Court (SPC).
2020-02-18
Category: International, China,National
No train reservation on basis of religion: Piyush Goyal
Hyderabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Amid row over reports that a berth in Kashi-Mahakal Express is reserved for Lord Shiva, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday made it clear that neither a train was reserved on the basis of religion nor will be reserved in future.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Bhumi on 'Durgavati': I'm carrying a film on my shoulders the first time
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar, who will next be seen in the heroine-centric horror film "Durgavati", notes how this is the first time in her career that she will carry an the entire film on her shoulders. She adds that she doesnt feel much pressure about the fact.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ideologies of Gandhi, Godse cannot go along: Kishor
Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) Political strategist and politician Prashant Kishor on Tuesday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying that his party JD-U was aligning with those "going soft on Mahatma Gandhi's killer", adding that the ideologies of the Father of the Nation and his assassin Nathuram Godse cannot go hand in hand.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Sriya Reddy raises the fitness 'bar' even while travelling
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Southern actress Sriya Reddy is redefining fitness goals with a new gym video of herself.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
ADCC India Nationals set to crown 'best grappler' in country
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC), one of the world's most prestigious grappling tournaments, is all set to unveil the first ever ADCC India Nationals at the DLF Avenue Mall, Saket, in the national capital on Sunday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Vodafone Idea plunges 16%, now less than Rs 3 a stock
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Vodafone Idea scrips on Tuesday plunged over 16 per cent to trade below Rs 3 a stock after India Ratings downgraded its rating on non-convertible debentures of Rs 3,500 crore citing stress on the company's near-term liquidity post the Supreme Court's ruling.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Oppo smartwatch to feature curved 3D glass
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo is expected to launch its new smartwatch alongside the Find X2 flagship smartphone sometime next month, and now, the company Vice President Brian Shen has confirmed that the upcoming smartwatch will feature curved 3D glass display.
2020-02-18
Category: International, China,Technology
Mahesh Babu feels biopic on him will not work
Hyderabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu says a biopic on him will not work as he has a very simple and boring life.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Jamia video war gets murkier
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) In a series of videos that have emerged over the weekend attempting to give a fresh narative to the Jamia violence, a new set released on Tuesday showed alleged rioters hurling stones from inside the Jamia Millia Islamia campus here, adding yet another dimensiona to the attritional war between students and police.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lusting after Oscars won't help, a US distributor might: Guneet Monga
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Oscar-winning film producer Guneet Monga says that one should understand the process and be well versed with the business if they expect to be close to the final round of the much-celebrated film awards ceremony.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
What can India expect from Nadella's visit as Trump arrives
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella all set to visit India next week -- around the same time US President Donald Trump is making his first official visit to this part of the world -- the software giant is looking forward to further consolidate its position in the country.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Nadda appoints Saroj Pandey as Delhi BJP observer
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) BJP President J.P. Nadda on Tuesday appointed Saroj Pandey as the central observer to oversee the election of the BJP's legislature party in Delhi.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi HC dismisses plea on error in CBSE sample papers
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking rectification of errors in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 accountancy sample question papers and imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on the petitioner.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
China-EU agreements to apply to UK during Brexit transition
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) The agreements and cooperation documents between China and the European Union (EU) will continue to apply to the UK during the Brexit transition period, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: International, China,Politics
Netizens trip as Aaron Gordon dunks over 7'5" Tacko Fall
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A video of the NBA All-Star Weekend's Slam Dunk contest has gone viral on the social media. In the video, Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon jumps over Boston Celtics's 7-foot-5-inch tall Tacko Fall to score a slam dunk in the contest.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Hansal Mehta claims Aftab Shivdasani blocked him on Twitter, actor denies
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Aftab Shivdasani has blocked him on Twitter, claimed director Hansal Mehta. The filmmaker took to social media on Tuesday morning to share a screenshot that shows his profile has been blocked by the actor.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Those born in TN won't be affected by CAA: Palaniswami
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday said those who were born in the state would not be affected by the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Been working with mental skills coach Sanford: Jamieson
Wellington, Feb 18 (IANS) Having earned a maiden Test call-up, New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson has revealed that he has worked on his mental game a lot more in recent times since moving from Canterbury to Auckland. The 6'8" pacer made his ODI debut against India in the three-match series and did well as the hosts thrashed the tourists 3-0.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Women entrepreneurship can create 150-170 mn jobs in India'
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Women in entrepreneurship can generate transformational employment in India and generate 150-170 million jobs, which is more than 25 per cent of the new jobs required for the entire working age population by 2030, a new report said on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Technology
Picture of Pink manta ray wows Twitterati
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A picture of a pink manta ray -- said to be the only one known to mankind -- photographed swimming off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia has gone viral on social media, leaving social media users wonderstruck.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
HC adjourns PIL seeking linking of Aadhaar with property
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday adjourned till April 1 the hearing on a PIL seeking linking of Aadhaar card with property documents.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Urban consumer sentiment recovers in February: Survey
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Consumer sentiments in urban India have witnessed a recovery in February, according to the latest joint-survey by Refinitiv and Ipsos.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
EESL, BSNL to erect 1k EV charging stations
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The state-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for installation of public charging stations to boost e-mobility adoption across India.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goa CM welcomes renaming of defence institute after Parrikar
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday welcomed the Union Defence Ministry's decision to rechristen the New Delhi-based Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses as the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Politics
British MP's visa was canceled before she landed in India
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The UK opposition member of the British Parliament Debbie Abrahams who has alleged that she was "unjustifiably denied entry to India", did not carry a valid visa, the government sources said.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Congress cautious on Labour MP Abrahams' visa denial
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Congress has been cautious on the issue of the deportation of British Labour MP Debbie Abrahams, who was denied entry into India and was sent back from New Delhi airport. Congress leader Gourav Vallabh said that "the government should come out with facts on what happened".
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Defence think tank IDSA renamed after Manohar Parrikar
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The government has renamed the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) as Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Moon selfies, new viral trend amuses Netizens
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Social media users are nowadays engaged in a bizarre trend of clicking photos of themselves by peeping through toilet paper roll tubes.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Twitter users hail Tendulkar over Laureus award
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A section of Twitterati on Tuesday hailed cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar for his World Cup winning moment winning the Laureus Sporting Moment award of the last 20 years.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Singhvi: Debbie Abrahams planned to visit Pakistan after India
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Tuesday said that the deportation of British MP Debbie Abrahams was necessary as she is a Pakistan proxy, and she was on her way to Pakistan from India.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
'Bunty Aur Babli 2' to release on June 26
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) The second instalment of the "Bunty Aur Babli" franchise is set to release on June 26.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
GoAir's aircraft suffers bird hit, passengers safe
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Passengers along with crew on-board budget carrier GoAir's flight from Ahmedabad to Bengaluru were safely deplaned after the aircraft suffered a bird hit which caused a fire in one of the engines.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
T20 WC: India beat Windies in final warm-up fixture
Brisbane, Feb 18 (IANS) The Indian women's team on Tuesday registered a thrilling two-run victory over West Indies in their final warm-up fixture ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Ink Tank printers ruled India market in 2019, HP leads: IDC
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Riding on Ink Tank printer sales, HP Inc maintained its leadership position in the Hardcopy Peripherals (HCP) market in India with a market share of 39.1 per cent in the calendar year 2019, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Oshane Thomas escapes serious injury in car accident
Kingston, Feb 18 (IANS) West Indies pacer Oshane Thomas has been left injured after being involved in a car accident in Jamaica late Sunday.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Devine to break Dottin's record for the fastest ever century at WC: Jones
Melbourne, Feb 18 (IANS) World Cup winner Mel Jones feels the Women's T20 World Cup will see West Indian Deandra Dottin's record for the fastest ever century to be broken by New Zealand captain Sophie Devine.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Tinder's interactive video series Swipe Night coming to India
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Location-based dating service giant Tinder on Tuesday announced it was bringing its Swipe Night interactive video series in India in March. It is an in-app, interactive apocalyptic adventure, according to the company.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Back to square one: Madras HC orders fresh polls for AICF
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday set aside the election of five office bearers of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) and asked the Returning Officer to convene a Special General Body Meeting to conduct fresh elections.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Sports
Apple Watch helps save life of teen athlete
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) An Oklahoma teen athlete, Skylar Joslin, has credited his Apple Watch for saving his life after the device notified him of his abnormally rapid heart rate.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Don't build marine-mammal park, PETA urges Maha CM
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Tuesday wrote to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to urge for the shelving of a plan to build a marine-mammal park in the state.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Turkey hunts 467 over suspected links to group behind failed coup
Ankara, Feb 18 (IANS) Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday issued detention warrants for 467 suspects over their alleged links to a network believed to be behind a coup attempt in 2016.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Vodafone Idea's Birla meets Anshu Prakash on relief
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With the government mulling the possibilities of invoking bank guarantees of the telcos to recover the statutory dues, Vodafone Idea chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla on Tuesday met Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash on the AGR payment issue after paying Rs 2,500 crore on Monday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bhojpuri film 'Sasura Bada paisawala 2' to release on Feb 21
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) "Sasura Bada Paisawala 2", a sequel to BJP MP Manoj Tiwari and Bhojpuri actress Rani Chatterjee-starrer "Sasura Bada Paisawala", is all set to hit theatres on Friday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Moeen Ali appointed Birmingham Phoenix leader for The Hundred
London, Feb 18 (IANS) England all-rounder Moeen Ali has been named captain of the Birmingham Phoenix mens team for the inaugural season of The Hundred.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Dedicated to free metro rides for women: Delhi Minister
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will remain committed to the free metro ride scheme for the women here.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sheena Bora murder: Ex-Mumbai top cop sets the cat among pigeons
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria has made certain sensational revelations about the infamous Sheena Bora murder case in his new book "Let Me Say It Now" that has triggered off potential political storm.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SL's agriculture department warns against risks of desert locusts
Colombo, Feb 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka's department of agriculture on Tuesday said if the overseas desert locust plague persists, the probability of locusts entering the island country would increase, causing devastation to crops.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Jamia violence: Sharjeel Imam sent to 14-day judicial custody
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Sharjeel Imam was on Tuesday sent to 14-day judicial custody in connection with violence which erupted in Jamia on December 15, last year.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
DSPORT to telecast LIVE Davis Cup World Group qualifier
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) DSPORT, the premium sports channel from the house of
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Samsung set to launch Galaxy A71 in India on Wednesday
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Samsung is set to launch its premium Galaxy A71 smartphone in India on Wednesday for around Rs 30,000 which will be just at the cusp of being a premium device.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
New tech may make EVs, phones charge quickly, run longer
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Imagine needing less than 10 minutes to fully-charge your electric car or just two minutes for your phone and it lasting the whole day. This could soon be possible with a next-generation energy storage technology that researchers have developed.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Bill Gates buys Porsche EV, Musk calls him 'underwhelming'
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday took a jibe at Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates after the world's second richest man declared he has bought his first EV -- Porsche Taycan.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hyderabad court defers verdict in Tunda case again
Hyderabad, Feb 18 (IANS) A city court here on Tuesday adjourned the verdict in a case pertaining to terror suspect Syed Abdul Karim alias Tunda to March 3.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Dance crew V Unbeatable wins 'America's Got Talent: The Champions'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Mumbai-based dance group V Unbeatable has won the second season of "America's Got Talent: The Champions". The dancers found the international glory with their victory on the US show on Monday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Ayodhya DM denies graveyard claim by Muslim lawyer
Ayodhya, Feb 18 (IANS) The district administration of Ayodhya, on Tuesday, said that there was no graveyard within the 67 acre of land where the Ram temple is to be built.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Vast majority of Australians affected by bushfires: Poll
Canberra, Feb 18 (IANS) More than three quarters of Australian adults were affected by the nation's bushfire crisis, according to the Australian National University (ANU) poll.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
NHAI may be roped in to bring down Ghazipur landfill
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) BJP's East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday inspected the infamous Ghazipur landfill site followed by a review meeting in the same in which the idea of roping in National Highway Authority of India was floated.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Situation critical in China, say Indian students
Manesar, Feb 18 (IANS) "How's the Josh," Lieutenant Colonel Manjunath asked the students camped in India Army quarantine base in Manesarand their reply was: "High Sir". It resonated across 10 barracks they were kept in after returning from China's Wuhan, the groud zero of coronavirus.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Haryana,National
I personally play the game to get guys like Kohli out: Boult
Wellington, Feb 18 (IANS) New Zealand pace spearhead Trent Boult is looking forward to getting India captain Virat Kohli out when the two sides lock horns in the first Test starting here from Friday.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Yogi's budget fucuses on infrastructure, welfare
Lucknow, Feb 18 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government, on Tuesday, tabled its fourth budget for the year 2020-2021 of Rs 5.12 lakh crore.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
PSL 2020 to carry total prize money of $1 million
Lahore, Feb 18 (IANS) The 2020 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Pakistan's domestic T20 tournament, will carry a total prize money of $1 million. The winners of the tournament will collect a cheque of $500K, while the runner-up will receive a cheque of $200K, it was announced on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
India squad named for Australia ties in Pro Hockey League
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Hockey India on Tuesday named a 24-member men's squad for the upcoming matches against World No.2 Australia in the FIH Hockey Pro League to be held on Friday and Saturday at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Brazil govt to present administrative reform bill before end of week
Brasilia Feb 18 (IANS) Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has said that the government expects to present to the Congress an administrative reform bill before the end of the week.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
TCL prototype phone with slide-out screen leaks
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) At a time when smartphone makers are thinking of bringing foldable devices, Guangdong-headquartered TCL Corporation is also making a phone with a slide out screen.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Warner, Smith had great dress rehearsal for SA tour in Eng'
Melbourne, Feb 18 (IANS) Australia head coach Justin Langer believes his team had a great "dress rehearsal for South Africa" when they played against England in their own backyard last year.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
After Prashant Kishor's 'Godse' barb, JD-U hits back
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United, which Prashant Kishor was a part of, hit back at the pollster after he launched a scathing attack on party chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
COVID-19 hits Thai economy as key sector suffers
Bangkok, Feb 18 (IANS) On a normal day, the Thai capitals iconic Grand Palace is flooded with Chinese tourists taking photos under statues of mythical giants and Buddhist icons. But now, they are rarely seen.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Thailand,National
BJP govt in Karnataka rock solid: Spokesperson
Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) government in Karnataka is as solid as rock and there is not rebellion, said a spokesperson on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Jamia violence chargesheet mentions Sharjeel Imam, PFI
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Delhi Police have named Jawaharlal Nehru University student Sharjeel Imam, as "instigator" and Popular Front of India, in the chargesheet filed in December 15 Jamia violence case.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Follow plant-based diets for better heart health
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Reducing animal product intake and following a primarily plant-based diet can decrease the risk of heart disease, say researchers, adding that it's because plant-based food minimises the negative effects of a gut-microbiome associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Indian expat falls to death near construction site in Dubai
Dubai, Feb 18 (IANS) A 25-year-old Indian youth from Kerala, allegedly fell to death from a residential apartment here, sources said on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Pak violates ceasefire at J&K's Shahpur again
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistani army on Tuesday resorted to unprovoked firing from across the Line of Control in the Shahpur and Kirni sectors of Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
248 Indians cleared after coronavirus quarantine
Manesar, Feb 18 (IANS) A total of 248 Indians, mostly students, suspected to be affected by coronavirus and who had undergone treatment at an Indian Army quarantine base in Manesar, are all set to return home on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Haryana,National
Economists, environmentalists must conduct study on value of tree: SC
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would want to involve economists and environmentalists in conducting a scientific study to examine the value of a tree, taking into account the value of the quantum of oxygen, the tree has given out during its lifespan.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Army remembers martyrs who eliminated Pulwama mastermind
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) The Army remembered on Tuesday its four bravehearts on their first death anniversary, who were martyred while eliminating the mastermind of the Pulwama suicide attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy last year.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
'Eeb Allay Ooo' for Panorama section in Berlin Film fest
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Indian film "Eeb Allay Ooo" has been selected for the prestigious Berlin Film Festival, to be screened in the Panorama Section.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Former Goa CM likens drugs to mythical demon 'Bhasmasur'
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Comparing drugs and narcotics substances to "Bhasmasur", a mythical demon whose mere touch would reduce mortals to ash, Goa's Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Tuesday alleged that the BJP-coalition government was turning a blind eye to rampant drug trade in the state.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Delhi HC dismisses plea on error in CBSE sample papers
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking rectification of errors in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 accountancy sample question papers and imposed a fine of Rs 25 lakh on the petitioner.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mediterranean diet can reduce frailty in old age: Study
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that eating a Mediterranean diet for a year could help keep the mind sharp and reduce frailty in old age.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Akhtar questions Ind-Pak cricket ban, amid 'tamatar, pyaz' business
Lahore, Feb 18 (IANS) Former speedster Shoaib Akhtar believes that India and Pakistan should resume bilateral cricketing ties as they compete with each other in other sports and also have an ongoing trade relationship.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
UNSMIL to resume intra-Libyan Joint Military Commission talks
Tripoli, Feb 18 (IANS) The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced resumption of the intra-Libyan Joint Military Commission (JMC) talks in Geneva.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Delhi Police files chargesheet in Jamia violence case
Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Delhi Police filed a chargesheet in December 15 Jamia Millia Islamia violence case.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
'No DRS' in Ranji quarters won't affect umpiring standards: Karim
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had promised the use of the Decision Review System (DRS) in the knockout stages of the Ranji Trophy. But even as the premier domestic tournament enters the business end, it has come to the fore that the technology will not be used in the quarter-final matches that start from Thursday. But GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim is confident that not using the DRS will not affect the umpiring standards in the crucial stage of the tournament.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Gandhi, Godse cannot go hand-in-hand: Kishor
Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) Expelled Janata Dal-United Vice President and top election strategist Prashant Kishor on Tuesday launched a direct attack on Bihar Chief Minister saying ideology of Mahatma Gandhi and that of his killer, Nathuram Godse, cannot go hand-in-hand.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Actress Conchata Ferrell recuperating from kidney infection
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) "Two and a Half Men" actress Conchata Ferrell is recovering after a recent hospital emergency.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bieber explains why he's in no rush to have kids
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Pop star Justin Bieber and his model wife Hailey Baldwin are taking it slow to start a family.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Delhi cabinet notified; Kejriwal without any department
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The General Administration Department of the National Capital Territory has notified the portfolios allocations to the Cabinet Ministers on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rani shares Kamal Haasan's wise words on her height
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Rani Mukerji has revealed what actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan said to her that made her more self-confident about her height and her brilliant skill-set as an actor.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
LG Group chief visits R&D centre, emphasises on design
Seoul, Feb 18 (IANS) LG Group's chief on Tuesday emphasised on design quality for its electronic products, saying that design is a factor that can deliver a differentiated customer experience.
2020-02-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
IOB to seek PCA withdrawal after posting net profit: CEO
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian Overseas Bank will approach Reserve Bank of India for withdrawal of PCA (prompt corrective action) framework once it starts making net profits even though the lender has already met the key criteria of below 6 per cent net NPA to be out of the restrictions, IOB Chairman Karnam Sekar has said.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Anjum Moudgil confident of giving her best in Tokyo
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) World Championships silver medallist Anjum Moudgil is "very confident" of doing well in both 10m air rifle and 50m rifle 3 positions at the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to be held later this year.
2020-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Hero Motocorp to invest Rs 10k cr in R&D
Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) Hero Motocorp will invest Rs 10,000 crore in research and development (R&D) in the next 5-7 years, Pawan Munjal, Chairman and Managing Director said on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,Business/Economy
Beijing to postpone NPC's annual meet over COVID-19
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) The annual 10-day session of China's National People's Congress, (NPC) scheduled in March may be postponed on account of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country, sources said on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: International, China,National
Telcos may default on spectrum auction dues over AGR payment
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The new stress that could now emerge for government and banks despite winning the AGR battle against the telcos in the Supreme Court is the strong possibility of telecom companies defaulting on last spectrum auction dues payment to the tune of Rs 90,000 crore, analyst firm Motilal Oswal has said.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ISL playoff race goes down to the wire; top-4 battle explained
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) FC Goa and ATK are guaranteed a top-two finish, but the ultimate cast for the 2019-20 Indian Super League (ISL) playoffs hinge on some intriguing final-week league fixtures.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Pak toxic gas leak: 3 more die, toll rises to 8
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) The toll in the toxic gas leak in Pakistan's port city Karachi rose at eight on Tuesday prompting Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah to order evacuation of residents from the affected areas.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
KJo to launch Suhana Khan, Asim Riaz in 'Student Of The Year 3'?
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) News of Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana Khan and popular "Bigg Boss 13" contestant Asim Riaz's Bollywood debut is doing the rounds on the Internet.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
5 tips for your healthy curls
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANSlife) Curly hair can be chaotic, unruly and might require a little extra attention, but nothing can beat the natural spark it adds to your personality.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Diversity and inclusivity in fashion
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANSlife) What makes a collection very special? Mumbai based designer duo Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla feel that's fashion is all about inclusivity and diversity. Their latest presentation at the 15th milestone edition of the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour in the Capital was all about tradition, indegenous fabrics and creativity.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Galaxy S20 series estimated to sell 32mn units in 2020
Seoul, Feb 18 (IANS) Reputed TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects Samsung to sell around 32 million units of the recently launched Galaxy S20 in 2020, which compared to the previous-generation models is not much.
2020-02-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
HCL to bring together Fonterra's IT infra services under one umbrella
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Global technology company HCL Technologies (HCL) on Tuesday announced a new large contract with New Zealand dairy co-operative Fonterra to modernise and manage the entire technology infrastructure Fonterra employees around the world use everyday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
RSS chief takes veiled digs at anti-CAA stir 'managers'
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat took a veiled dig at the anti-CAA protests across the country, without naming any one. Bhagwat questioned who will take responsibility if a protest goes awry, unlike Mahatma Gandhi who atoned for the mistakes when something went wrong in a protest.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Benefits of nutmeg & rosehip essential oil
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANSlife) Shubhika Jain, Founder and Ceo of Ras Luxury Oils says theres an oil for every ailment. She speaks of the benefits of Nutmeg & Rosehip Essential Oil.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Mysterious suicide of birds in Assam village portrayed in poems (Review)
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Jatinga, a small tribal village and Assam's only hill station, is known for the mysterious suicide of birds during certain weeks of the year. While scientists and ornithologists have been trying to explore and understand the mystery as to why birds behave in a particular manner during those weeks in Jatinga, Guwahati-based poet and award-winning author Tapati Baruah Kashyap has chosen to tell the stories of the birds, the beautiful place and the people living there through her poems.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Art/Culture/Books
Google funds 6 AI-driven research projects in India
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Google on Tuesday started six Artificial Intelligence (AI) based research projects in India that would focus on addressing social, humanitarian and environmental challenges in sectors like healthcare, education, disaster prevention and conversation.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
UP to witness 1,100 marriages en masse in one day
Agra, Feb 18 (IANS) A total of 1,100 grooms will head for the Kothi Meena Bazaar ground later Tuesday to participate in the biggest mass marriage event organised by the Uttar Pradesh government.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Yummy snacks for kids
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANSlife) If theyre just back from school or have some friends over, snacks for kids can become hectic for you and repetitive for them. Tata Sky Cooking expert Chef Nita Mehta comes to the rescue and shares some recipes for healthy treats.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Militants kill judge in Afghanistan
Kabul, Feb 18 (IANS) Taliban militants has killed a primary court judge in Afghanistan's western Herat province, a local official said Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Noida farmers continue to protest for increased compensation
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A day after heated face-off between farmers and UP police at Noida authority complex in Noida sector 6, the farmers continued to stay at protest site on Tuesday as efforts to initiate a dialogue between Noida authority and farmers failed.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shocked to hear about Tapas Paul's demise: Mamata
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Describing Tapas Paul as a superstar of Bengali cinema, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she was "saddened and shocked" to hear about his demise.
2020-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Network18, TV18 stocks rise after consolidation announcement
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Shares of Network18, TV18, Hathway and Den Networks surged on Tuesday after Reliance Industries' announcement of consolidating the four entities into Network18.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Barty remains No. 1 despite semi-final loss at Aus Open
Sydney, Feb 18 (IANS) Australia's Ash Barty remains at the top of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Tuesday, despite going down in the semi-finals of the Australian Open last month.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Apple likely to launch iPhone SE 2 on March 31
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) A German news site iphone-ticker.de has claimed that Apple is planning to hold a media event on March 31 where the the company would unveil its low cost iPhone called either the iPhone SE 2 or the iPhone 9.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Free WiFi to continue after Google partnership ends: Railways
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A day after the Google announced that it is gradually winding down its free public WiFi Station programme, currently available at 415 railway stations in India, the Railways has assured the continuation of the free WiFi services at these stations.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
231 Indian, 7 Maldivians sent home from ITBP camp
New Delhi, Feb (IANS) A total of 238 people, including seven Maldivians, housed at a quarantine facility here in Chhawla ITBP camp have been sent home after they tested negative in the final check -- with no coronavirus infection symptoms, officials said on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Goa wants armed cops at sea to prevent illegal fishing
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Armed policemen could soon guard waters off the state coast, to prevent fish from being poached by raiding parties of fishermen from neighbouring states who use illegal and non-sustainable techniques like bull-trawling and LED fishing, Goa's Ports Minister Michael Lobo said on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to fight climate change
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) The world's richest man on Tuesday announced a donation of $10 billion to fund scientists, activists and NGOs to help preserve and protect the Earth from climate change.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Taapsee, Tahir Raj Bhasin in desi version of 'Run Lola Run'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Actors Taapsee Pannu and Tahir Raj Bhasin will be teaming up for the Hindi adaptation of German film "Run Lola Run".
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-MP, Bengali actor Tapas Paul passes away (Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Renowned Bengali film actor and former Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul died following a cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Tuesday, family sources said.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
How BJP succeeded in 'ghar wapasi' of Babulal Marandi
Ranchi, Feb 18 (IANS) Jharkhand tribal leader Babulal Marandi who joined the Bhartiya Janata Party on Monday in presence of Amit Shah, had in fact once rejected the offer in 2014 when the Rajya Sabha elections were taking place.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
COVID-19, Trump's visit to affect Taj Mahotsav
Agra, Feb 18 (IANS) The 10-day long annual Taj Mahotsav that will kick off here from Tuesday later, is likely to face a series of challenges, tourism industry leaders here have said.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Coronavirus outbreak to affect our revenues worldwide: Apple
Cupertino (California), Feb 18 (IANS) Apple has warned that Coronavirus outbreak will affect its business in the January-March quarter as worldwide iPhone supply will be temporarily constrained.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Mexico,National
Another car flies off Hyd flyover, 1 dead
Hyderabad, Feb 18 (IANS) One person was killed and five others injured when a car in which they were travelling in fell off a flyover in Hyderabad in the early hours of Tuesday, police said.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Former MP, Bengali actor Tapas Pal passes away
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Renowned Bengali film actor and former Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal died following a cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Tuesday, family sources said.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Over 200 Wuhan evacuees to be discharged from Manesar today
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) At least 220 people, who tested negative for COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection, in quarantine at Manesar Army Camp after being evacuated from Wuhan in China, are set to be discharged on Tuesday, the Union Health Ministry said.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kohli 1st Indian with 50M Instagram followers
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Virat Kohli has become the first person from India to have 50 million followers on Instagram.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Veteran editor M.S. Mani passes away
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) One of Kerala's tallest journalists M.S. Mani passed away at his home, here, Tuesday morning, said family sources.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Kejriwal assures enough buses for Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the obstacles in procuring buses for the city have been overcome and the buses have started arriving, assuring that there will not be any dearth of buses.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
EU rejects Facebook CEO's offer on regulating online content
London, Feb 18 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has vehemently rejected Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's white paper on online content regulation, saying the social networking platform must take responsibility for harmful, fake and illegal content.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Indian Ocean: No way of monetising music except live shows
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Rahul Ram of the popular band Indian Ocean has noticed good and bad changes in the music industry. He says the bad thing is there is no way of monetising music except to do live shows.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
UP Board exams begin for 56 lakh students
Lucknow, Feb 18 (IANS) Over 56 lakh candidates are appearing for the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board class 10, and 12 examinations which began on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
More than 100 doctors request urgent medical care for Assange
London, Feb 18 (IANS) More than 100 doctors have requested urgent medical care for ailing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is being held at Belmarsh high-security prison in the United Kingdom.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Reading, knitting keep anti-CAA protesters busy in UP
Prayagraj, Feb 18 (IANS) Anti-CAA protesters are now finding new ways to keep themselves busy during the protest hours.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
6 killed in SUV-bus collision on Lucknow-Agra Expressway
Lucknow, Feb 18 (IANS) At least six persons were killed and 15 injured on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway, when an SUV collided with a bus.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man Utd dishes out 2-0 nightmare at Chelsea's home turf
London, Feb 18 (IANS) For neutral spectators and - above all - for Manchester United, there was a lot to enjoy about Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. But for host Chelsea it was a nightmare, with two tallies being nullified by VAR and the team ultimately suffering a 0-2 defeat.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Messi, Hamilton share Laureus Sportsman Award in first ever tie
Berlin, Feb 18 (IANS) Star footballer Lionel Messi and dominant F1 driver Lewis Hamilton have been declared as joint winners of the prestigious Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Other Sports
Donations turn cashless in Magh Mela
Prayagraj, Feb 18 (IANS) With barely five days left for the Magh Mela to wrap up, devotees are now rushing with donations to various 'akharas' and camps. The unusual thing about giving 'dakshina' (donations), this year, is that a large section of devotees are making cashless payments, most of them through the BHIM app.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Muslim girls harassed for not wearing burqa in UP
Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 18 (IANS) The Muslim college girls in Bulandshahr district's Khurja have complained that they were being harassed by miscreants and forced to wear burqa.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
It's Acharya Pramod versus Ajay Lallu in UP Congress
Lucknow, Feb 18 (IANS) The Congress may have hit rock bottom in recent assembly elections in Delhi but the party remains 'vibrant' when it comes to playing the blame game.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Land given to Ram temple in Ayodhya has graves: Muslim Lawyer
Ayodhya, Feb 18 (IANS) A group of Muslim residents in Ayodhya has sent a letter to the temple trust saying that construction of the Ram temple on the graves of Muslims will be a violation of 'Sanatan Dharma'.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Tendulkar wins Laureus Sporting Moment Award for 2011 WC triumph
Berlin, Feb 18 (IANS) Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has won the greatest Laureus Sporting Moment Award in the last 20 years.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Cricket
Neeraj Pandey to helm spy thriller 'Special Ops'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey will be making his web debut by helming an international spy thriller series "Special Ops".
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Chris Pratt: I loved fantasy growing up
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Actor Chris Pratt loved fantasy while growing up, adding that he loved the look of fantasy characters -- elves, dwarfs, massive ogres and wizards.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Czech Republic confirms second bird flu outbreak
Prague, Feb 18 (IANS) The Czech Ministry of Agriculture on Monday confirmed the second outbreak of avian influenza this year in the central Czech region of Pardubice.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Czech Republic,Health/Medicine
Protesters urge Facebook not to run misinformation for US leaders
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Some advocacy groups in Bay Area rallied on Monday in front of a property owned by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in downtown San Francisco to urge him to stop profiting from misinformation ads for US politicians.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Alstom to buy Bombardier rail unit
Paris, Feb 18 (IANS) French train maker Alstom announced on Monday that it had reached a deal with Canadian train and plane maker Bombardier for the acquisition of its rail unit, Bombardier Transportation.
2020-02-18
Category: International, France,Business/Economy
Travel chaos after technical failure at London airport
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Flights are continuing to be disrupted at Heathrow Airport on Monday due to a massive technical failure of the system handling check-in and flight information in all four passenger terminals.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Scottie Pippen voices support for China in battle against COVID-19
Chicago, Feb 18 (IANS) Scottie Pippen, a National Basketball Association (NBA) legendary figure, has voiced his support for China, which is fighting the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United States,National
Chinese automaker to take over Thai, Indian plants from GM
Chicago, Feb 18 (IANS) Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motors (GWM) will take over General Motor's (GM) manufacturing facilities in Thailand by the end of 2020, as the US automaker prepares to withdraw from some non-profitable operations in Asian Pacific region.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Dwayne Johnson: Life is always so crazy
Los Cabos (Mexico), Feb 18 (IANS) Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson says life is always so crazy and busy, and asserts that he ensures maintaining a balance between personal and professional life.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Mexico,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China reports 1,886 new cases of coronavirus, 98 new deaths
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) Chinese health authority on Tuesday said it received reports of 1,886 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 98 deaths on Monday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.
2020-02-18
Category: International, China,National
WHO-China expert team begins coronavirus field inspections
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) A joint expert team consisting of experts from China and the World Health Organization on Monday began field inspections on the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus outbreak, a Chinese health official said.
2020-02-18
Category: International, China,National
Bigg Boss: Salman Khan not to return as host next season?
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) "Bigg Boss" host Salman Khan may not return as host next season because he is apparently unhappy with Sidharth Shukla winning season 13 of the show, according to the buzz.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
10 META nominated plays to be staged in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The 15th edition of the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) Festival, a week-long national theatre festival culminating in an awards ceremony, announced its list of nominations for 2020.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
47th Khajuraho Dance Festival to enthrall with classical dance
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) From February 20 to 26, the spellbinding Khajuraho Temples will come alive with some of the most spectacular Indian classical dance performances during the 47th Khajuraho Dance Festival. The dance extravaganza will witness Kathak, Odissi, Chhau, Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and Mohiniyattam.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Rupani visits Motera stadium to oversee 'Namaste Trump' preparations
Gandhinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday visited the Motera stadium to inspect the security arrangements regarding US President Donald Trump's visit to the state. The American President along with the first lady Melania Trump will be attending the welcome event named 'Namaste Trump' at the world's largest cricket stadium at Motera.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
China will ultimately win battle against COVID-19: BMW chief
Berlin, Feb 18 (IANS) BMW China chief Jochen Goller has expressed his confidence in China's fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-02-18
Category: International, Germany,National
New BJP chief in Madhya Pradesh makes aggressive start
Bhopal, Feb 18 (IANS) The BJP turned its new Madhya Pradesh President Vishnu Dutt Sharma's assumption of charge into an aggressive show of strength on Monday. Sharma, who arrived from Delhi by train, was taken from the railway station to the BJP office in a long procession that took an hour to cover the half km distance.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
RIL consolidates media, distribution businesses into Network18
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) on Monday announced a consolidation of its media and distribution businesses spread across multiple entities into Network18.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bridge collapsed due to faulty plan: Engineer
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) The under-construction bridge on Farakka barrage that collapsed in Baishnabnagar of West Bengal's Malda district, could have been the victim of a faulty plan, a site engineer alleged on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Under pressure, Goa withdraws order imposing Section 144
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid criticism from the opposition as well as tourism industry stakeholders, the North Goa district administration late on Monday withdrew its controversial order imposing Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in North Goa for a period of sixty days.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Rahul respects Manmohan Singh, wanted clean politics: Cong
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Congress has rejected former Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia's contention that then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wanted to quit after Rahul Gandhi tore the Ordinance, proposed by the UPA government.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka reserves 25% police posts for women: Governor
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) Karnataka has reserved 25 per cent of posts in the state police department for women to ensure gender equality, Governor Vajubhai Vala said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Karnataka honours Kambala jockey Gowda with Rs 3 lakh
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddiyurappa on Monday honoured ace Kambala jockey Srinivas Gowda and rewarded him with a cheque of Rs 3 lakh.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Rajiv Bansal takes charge as Air India CMD
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Senior bureaucrat Rajiv Bansal here on Monday assumed the charge as Air India's Chairman and Managing Director.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
RIL consolidates media, distribution businesses into Network18
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) on Monday announced a consolidation of its media and distribution businesses spread across multiple entities into Network18.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Assam University shutdown enters eighth day
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) A section of students at the Assam University in Silchar have enforced a hunger strike and shutdown for around a week, protesting against the rustication of a research scholar, who they claim, exposed corruption in the institution.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Education,Politics
US Hercules planes arrive for President Trump's security
Gandhinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Following their security protocol, the American side is flying in equipment for the safety of the US' first couple, with the first transport plane, carrying security gadgets, arriving at the airport here on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
Cong asks Kamal Nath, Scindia to iron out differences
Bhopal, Feb 17 (IANS) The Congress leadership is trying to make peace between Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and party General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia amid raging war of words between them.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
DRDO scientists reach Gujarat port to inspect Chinese ship
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Nuclear scientists from the DRDO reached Kandla port in Gujarat on Monday to inspect a Chinese ship carrying a machine used to launch ballistic missiles which has been detained there.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mohan Bahgwat calls Gandhi 'kattar sanatani' Hindu
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known as the Mahatma across the globe was a 'kattar sanatani' Hindu or so claims the RSS boss Mohan Bhagwat.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
80% Indian bird species population on decline
Gandhinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Almost 80 per cent of the 867 species of birds population in India has been on decline in the past five years, according to a report to which over 15,500 birdwatchers from across the country contributed.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Smriti Irani calls Rahul Gandhi "Abdullah Deewaney"
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Known for her sassy responses to her opponents on social media, Union Minister Smriti Irani yet again took a jibe on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League: East Bengal seal much-needed win over Arrows
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Centenary club East Bengal returned to winning ways in I-League with a 3-1 win over Indian Arrows at the Cooperage Stadium here on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Will there be Mamata-Shah parleys in Bhubaneswar?
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) A one-on-one between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Union Home Minister Amit Shah is on the cards in Bhubaneswar where the Eastern Zonal Council is scheduled to meet on February 28, sources said.
2020-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Italian cruise passengers to be brought back, crew may stay
Rome, Feb 17 (IANS/AKI) Italy is working to fly home dozens of its citizens quarantined aboard a coronavirus-hit cruise ship off Japan, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Italy,International
Mistry moves SC, says SP Group deserved more relief
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) In another turn of events in the Tata Sons-Cyrus Mistry saga, the latter has moved the Supreme Court saying his family -- Shapoorji Pallonji Group -- deserved more relief from the the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT).
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
All Wuhan evacuees to leave ITBP quarantine by Tuesday
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Two hundred people, who tested negative for coronavirus infection, in quarantine at ITBP Chahwla Camp after being evacuated from Wuhan in China, are set to be discharged on Monday night. The rest may leave the camp by Tuesday evening.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mumbai Airport, other Indian landscapes in Google Earth View list
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Google Earth View is a collection of thousands of Earth's most stunning landscapes as seen from space. The search giant recently added over a 1,000 new images to its repository, which now has over 2,500 birds-eye view images of Earth's most beautiful places across the seven continents.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
India saw record $45bn VC investment in 2019
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India saw a record $45 billion investment from venture capitalists (VCs) in 2019 and the growth sentiment was more towards fintech and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, experts said here on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Angry Young Goddesses set precedent for female buddy films in India' (Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Writer-producer Arsala Qureishi claims her 2015 film "Angry Indian Goddesses" set the precedent for female budding films in India, adding that films like "Veere Di Wedding" were released only afterwards.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pradhan believes AGR ruling not applicable to non-telecom PSUs
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday that oil companies were not covered by the Supreme Court ruling which directed telecom companies to pay licence fee for previous years by including their non-telecom revenues, providing relief to state-run energy firms that face the prospect of paying huge licence fee even for their negligible telecom operations.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Need to review many welfare schemes, Montek reminds govt
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Montek Singh Alhuwalia, a former Deputy Chairman of the now- defunct Planning Commission, on Monday said that many welfare schemes of the government needed to be reviewed to assess their reach and efficacy.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
IRCTC gives clarification on seat reserved for Lord Mahakal
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Facing backlash over its decision to reserve one seat for Lord Mahakal on the newly launched Varanasi-Indore Kashi Mahakal Express, the IRCTC on Monday clarified that a seat was reserved for Lord Shiva in the train during its inaugural run as a "one-time affair" to seek "blessings" for the success of the new project.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Khatron Ke Khiladi 10: Rohit Shetty is Professor of Darr Ki University
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Rohit Shetty has returned as the host of a new season of "Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi", and this time he will be known as Professor of Darr Ki University, as thrills and adventures take over Bulgarian boulevards
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India raps Turkey over Kashmir remarks
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India has strongly warned Turkey against interference in Jammu & Kashmir after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently reiterated his support to Pakistan over Kashmir.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Lord Shiva's reserved seat in Mahakal Express stirs row
Bhopal, Feb 17 (IANS) A Tweeter scrimmage has erupted over the news that Lord Shiva will have a reserved seat -- berth number 64 in coach B5 -- in the weekly Kashi-Mahakal Express.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
JNU students protest against CAA, NRC at Jantar Mantar
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Around 50 students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) gathered at Jantar Mantar on Monday to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC Collegium equally liable for delay in judge appointments: AG
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that its Collegium is equally responsible for the delay in the appointment of judges, noting that the government completes the process of clearing a recommendation in an average of 127 days whereas the Collegium takes an average of 119 days.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
With bigger role for women officers, Army set for new chapter
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After the Supreme Court ordered the Indian Army to grant permanent commission to women officers within three months, a new chapter in the Indian Army will start with the women officers looking for a bigger role to play.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
COVID-19: CAIT urges Centre to meet traders, industries
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Monday wrote to Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal urging him to convene a meeting with trade and industry representative to talk on the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak on Indian traders and industries and carve out measures to support the affected businesses.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Srinagar Cyber Police takes cognizance of misuse of social media
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Taking serious note of the misuse of social media, the Cyber Police Station, Kashmir Zone, has registered an FIR against various social media users who defied the government's orders and misused different social media platforms.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Won't allow diversion of water from Mhadei river: Goa BJP chief
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) State BJP president Sadanand Shet Tanavade on Monday said the Goa government would not allow Karnataka to divert water from the Mhadei river, until the Supreme Courts adjudicates the issue.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Saina, Srikanth eye Olympic berths at Barcelona Masters
Barcelona, Feb 17 (IANS) All eyes will be on Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth as they look to keep their Olympic hopes alive when they take part at the Barcelona Spain Masters starting on Tuesday here.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
Hrithik Roshan on one thing he learned from dad Rakesh Roshan
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan has opened up about what his father, filmmaker Rakesh Roshan, told him he should keep in mind while working with different directors. The father-son duo has worked together the blockbusters "Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai", "Koi Mil Gaya", "Krrish" and "Krrish 3" as director and actor.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
7 killed, 21 injured in Quetta blast
Quetta, Feb 17 (IANS) At least seven persons were killed and 21 injured in an explosion in the city on Monday, a media report quoted Balochistan government spokesman Liaqat Shahwani as saying.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Premier League, ISL hosting Next Generation Mumbai Cup
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Premier League and the Indian Super League (ISL) are bringing the second edition of the Youth Games here starting on February 24.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
After 9 yrs, Montek defends then planning panel's BPL criteria
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Montek Singh Ahluwalia, a former Deputy Chairman of the now-defunct Planning Commission, on Monday hit out at those who criticised the new quantifiables determined by the then top policy-making body in 2011 to bring down the number of families below the poverty line (BPL).
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rohit, Ronit Roy similar in some aspects: 'Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain' director
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After working with Rohit Roy in the TV show "Sanjivani", director Abhijit Das has now joined forces with the actor's brother Ronit Roy for the third season of the web series "Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain".
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sonam Kapoor slams RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for divorce comment
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor has slammed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, calling his comments on divorce regressive and foolish.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kavita Ghai happy to play mom on screen
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) A lot of actresses don't like the "mommy" tag but actress Kavita Ghai is happy playing a mother in the TV show "Kartik Purnima" as well as the latest release "Love Aaj Kal".
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ravi Dubey to host film awards ceremony
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Ravi Dubey will host the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'RBI relaxation led to Uday Kotak gaining over Rs 23,000 cr'
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The relaxation in norms for private sector banks have resulted in a staggering windfall gain of Rs 23,300 crore to Uday Kotak, according to financial analyst Hemendra Hazari.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Angela Krislinzki starts shooting for 'Tauba Tera Jalwa'
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actress Angela Krislinzki has just wrapped up for her webseries directed by Shaad Ali opposite Sharman Joshi, and is already all set to start the shoot of her new movie "Tauba Tera Jalwa".
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Govt allows clinical scientists to sign lab test reports
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Teachers of medical microbiology and biochemistry at the Masters level (MSc) have hailed the government's move to allow Masters degree holders in these disciplines, and with three years of laboratory experience, to become authorised signatories of diagnostic laboratory test reports.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MHA committee moots 1951 as cut-off year for Assam ILP
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The committee appointed by the Home Ministry, to examine ways of safeguarding Assam's indigenous people in the wake of the Citizenship Amendment Act, has proposed 1951 as the cut-off year for implementing the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himanshu Malhotra: Playing a doctor is educational
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) "Dil Jaise Dhadke... Dhadakne Do" actor Himanshu Malhotra finds playing a doctor very educational.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UN stamps featuring endangered species released
Gandhinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) A special set of UN stamps featuring endangered migratory species was released on Monday at a function to coincide with the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP13).
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rajpal Yadav: Without right timing, comedy becomes tragedy
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Timing is the last word when it comes to comic characters, says ace Bollywood comedian Rajpal Yadav. The actor, who has tasted immense popularity due to his performance in comic roles, shares a tip for young actors who are enthusiastic about comedy movies.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Anand Mahindra praised Indore's cleanliness, Tweeple hail too
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Mahindra Group's Chairman Anand Mahindra in a series of tweets praised Indore which has been India's cleanest city for three consecutive years now, according to the Swachh Survekshan, annual urban cleanliness survey.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Soundarya to shoot 'something very important' in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Actress Soundarya Sharma says she will be shooting something very important in Los Angeles.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Filmfare page on wiki vandalised over 'Gully Boy' win; later restored
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Discontent over "Gully Boy" winning big at Filmfare Awards raged on social media all through Monday and a netizen, not happy with merely trolling the awards function, vandalised the Wikipedia home page of the Awards.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Probe Indian team's visit to Pak: Rijiju asks AKFI
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday asked the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) to launch an inquiry into an "unauthorised" Indian team's participation in the circle style World Cup in Pakistan.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
AGR: SC refuses to entertain Voda plea seeking 'no coercive action' (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After being rapped by the Supreme Court for failing to deposit AGR dues, Vodafone Idea on Monday moved the apex court saying it can pay only Rs 2,500 crore of the arrears to the government as of now and will follow it up with another Rs 1,000 crore by February 21.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Taliban militant active on Twitter, Pak minister admits his escape
New Delhi/Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday admitted that former Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan who was responsible for terror attacks on Malala Yousafzai and the Peshawar Army Public School has escaped from the custody of its security agencies.
2020-02-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
PLL's $2.5b investment deal with Tellurian likely in Trump visit
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) State-owned gas importer Petronet LNG Ltd may sign the $2.5 billion agreement with US LNG developer Tellurian Inc to pick up 18 per cent stake in Louisiana-based Driftwood LNG Terminal during the upcoming visit of US President Donald Trump to India later this month, two sources privy to the development said.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Govt to focus on employment, value addition: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said the state government is going to focus on employment and value addition on a big scale comparable to the best in the world.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Punjab to renegotiate power purchase pacts
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) Even as he warned private players against messing with Punjab's finances, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said his government would renegotiate the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) which the previous Akali government had signed to defraud the state.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
'Ease of Doing Haj' dream of Indian Muslims fulfilled: Naqvi
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) With the 100 per cent implementation of digital/online Haj process in India, the Indian Muslims' dream of 'Ease of Doing Haj' has been fulfilled, said Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi here on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
STPI to set up 28 centres of excellence in new technologies
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) The Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) on Monday said it will set up 28 centres of excellence and 11 next generation incubation centres in new and emerging technologies as part of the government's efforts to transform India from information technology services destination to software products destination.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
Bhuj girls college stripping case accused arrested
Gandhinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) The Gujarat Police have arrested all the four accused in the February 11 Swaminarayan girls college case where dozens of students were allegedly forced to strip by the college staff.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kareena Kapoor's fashion statement : I'm happy in my pajamas
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who walked the ramp for designer Amit Aggarwal at Lakme Fashion Week SR 2020, says when it comes to style, she is most comfortable in her pajamas.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Punjab to honour girl who saved 4 from burning school van
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Punjab government will honour IX class student Amandeep Kaur for showing exemplary courage by saving four children in the Longowal school van tragedy.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
'Angry Young Goddesses set precedent for female buddy films in India'
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Writer-producer Arsala Qureishi claims her 2015 film "Angry Indian Goddesses" set the precedent for female budding films in India, adding that films like "Veere Di Wedding" were released only afterwards.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajnath Singh reviews shipbuilding DPSUs performance
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the performance of four Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) engaged in shipbuilding here on Monday and called for full capacity utilisation and exploring new modes of business models to increase exports.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Dubbing dissent as disloyalty totally wrong: Montek (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) At a time when Delhi and other cities are witnessing anti-CAA protests, now-defunct Planning Commission's former Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Monday cautioned against labelling dissent as disloyalty.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Antimalarial drug found effective for COVID-19: Chinese official
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) Results of human trials have shown that an antimalarial drug, Chloroquine Phosphate, has a certain curative effect on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a Chinese official said here on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, China,National
Novel predicted coronavirus 40 years ago, Internet stumped
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) An excerpt of the Novel "The Eyes of Darkness", a 1981 thriller by bestselling suspense author Dean Koontz is revolving around the social media which tells of a Chinese military lab that creates a virus as part of its biological weapons programme.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Will seek to balance rights of individual, others: Habibullah
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah, against the backdrop of the Supreme Court recognising right to protest as a fundamental right, said that he would engage with people protesting at Shaheen Bagh in a manner where "right of an individual is protected and the rights of others are not interfered with".
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rahul used 'strong words', Manmohan right in not quitting: Montek
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The now-defunct Planning Commission's former Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Monday said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi used "strong words" in 2013 while tearing up an ordinance on convicted lawmakers, but insisted then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did the right thing by not resigning.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MI junior meet: Mishra scalps 8 after ton in Nagpur leg
Nagpur, Feb 17 (IANS) Devansh Mishra of Centre Point School, Katol Road, lit up the inaugural day of the Nagpur leg of Mumbai Indians junior cricket tournament with remarkable all-round performance in a boys' U-16 contest on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Ban on women command roles not sustainable in law: SC
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said the non-consideration of women for criteria or command appointments by the army couldn't be sustained in law, and it also didn't agree with the guarantee of equality under Article 14 of the Constitution.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
3 Mizoram residents killed in Tripura road mishap
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) At least three people, all Mizoram residents, including a woman were killed and as many suffered injuries in a road mishap in Tripura on Monday, the police said.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi brought free public Wi-Fi from 'Google Guru' to India
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) During his high-profile visit to the Silicon Valley in late 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the world that Google would provide free public Wi-Fi at hundreds of Indian railway stations in a couple of years.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Nirbhaya convicts to be 'hanged until they are dead' on March 3 (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday ordered that the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case be hanged "by the neck until they are dead" on March 3 at 6 a.m. after observing that deferring the execution any further would be sacrilegious to the victim's rights.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Migratory Bird census starts in Valley wetlands
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Wetlands Division Kashmir of Wildlife Protection Department started the census of Migratory Birds besides other endemic birds living in the Valley wetlands.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
India's January domestic air passenger traffic up 2.20%
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic rose 2.20 per cent in January 2020 on a year-on-year basis, official data showed on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Industry asks Modi govt to consider import subsidies
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has recommended a slew of measures to the government including subsidies to overcome the adverse impact of disruption in the supply of Chinese imports due to the novel coronavirus epidemic.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
HC gives interim relief to army veterans against builder
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) In an interim relief to around 70 armed forces veterans and war widows waiting for homes for the last 10 years, the Delhi High Court has said that the builder cannot alienate, sell or create any third party rights until a probe in the matter is completed.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
4 boys impress netizens with their amazing dance moves
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) An amazing dance performed by four boys with an unexpected ending has left netizens impressed after it went viral on social media.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Right to protest fundamental right, but blocking road a concern: SC (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said that right to protest is a fundamental right, but it is troubling to see protesters blocking the road at Shaheen Bagh, as it may set a bad precedent and spur action by other groups resulting in chaos. It also suggested that the Shaheen Bagh protest may be shifted to an alternate venue.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Notification issued for Phase-II of Panchayat by-polls in J&K
Jammu, Feb 17 (IANS) Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, (Election Authority under J&K Panchayati Raj Rules, 1996) Shailendra Kumar on Monday issued notification for the conduct of phase-II of by-elections for Panchayat Polls-2020 in respect of vacant seats to elect Sarpanches and Panches.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Indian businesses start to feel COVID-19 impact
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) As the spread of coronavirus and resultant fatalities continue to make headlines, Indian businesses have started to feel the heat with disruption in the supply-demand scenario, according to a LocalCircles report on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cong asks leaders to introspect about their roles in party
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After two Congress leaders -- Ajay Maken and Milind Deora -- engaged in a war of words on social media, the party on Monday cautioned all its leaders to refrain from such things in public, avoid commenting on the matters of other states and advised them to introspect about their role in the party.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sitting more may raise heart disease risk in older women
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Spending a lot of time sitting may increase heart disease risk among overweight and obese post-menopausal women, warns a study.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
7 killed, 19 injured in blast in Quetta
Quetta, Feb 17 (IANS) At least seven persons were killed and 19 others injured in an explosion in the city on Monday, a media report quoted Balochistan government spokesman Liaqat Shahwani as saying.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Fiscal deficit may dip to 3.5% on AGR dues payment: SBI
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The fiscal maths of the government will change significantly if it is able to recover Rs 1.20 lakh crore through AGR dues, resulting in the fiscal deficit for the current fiscal reducing to 3.5 per cent of GDP.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Du Plessis, Rabada return to SA squad for Australia T20Is
Johannesburg, Feb 17 (IANS) South Africa pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada and former captain Faf du Plessis have returned to the T20I side for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Australia, Cricket South Africa announced on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan making efforts in Ehsan case: Minister
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Ijaz Shah confirmed on Monday that former Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan had escaped from the custody of security agencies, but asserted that authorities were "doing a lot" in the case and that there would be "good news".
2020-02-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Public distribution system to be revamped: Danve
Amritsar, Feb 17 (IANS) To improve the public distribution system, Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs Raosaheb Dadarao Danve on Monday said here that the Centre is going to implement 'One Nation One Ration Card' scheme in the country.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Vodafone Idea pays Rs 2,500 cr, Tatas Rs 2,200 cr AGR dues
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices made part payments of their AGR dues to Department of Telecom, furnishing Rs 2,500 crore and Rs 2,200 crore, respectively, official sources said.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip fails durability test
Seoul, Feb 17 (IANS) Samsung Electronics' newly launched foldable smartphone that aims to popularise the foldable form factor in the market has failed at the "famous" JerryRigEverything durability test.
2020-02-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Mamata, Dhankhar hold one-on-one at Raj Bhavan
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid continuous stream of confrontations between the West Bengal government and the Raj Bhavan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called on Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and held an hour long one-on-one meeting with him.
2020-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Telecom Ministry to decide on AGR dues: FM
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) Passing the buck, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said the Telecom Ministry would decide on the payment of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) arrears by the defaulting telcos as directed by the Supreme Court recently.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Uber, Delhi Police partner for safety of Delhi riders
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Ride hailing major Uber and Delhi Police on Monday partnered to integrate the "Himmat" app, which, in case of an emergency will enable Delhi Police Headquarters to receive real-time location of a driver or a rider.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Fit-again Sania to return to action at Dubai Open
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS) Returning from a calf injury, Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza is set to take part in the ongoing Dubai Open on Wednesday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
DoT section moves note on telcos' bank guarantee in AGR issue
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Department of Telecom's Controller of Communication Accounts (CCA) wing has initiated a process to be ready for invocation for bank guarantees of telcos before the next hearing at the Supreme Court on March 17 or closer to it in case of non-payment of AGR dues.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian Oil comes on board as lead sponsor of KIUG
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The massive success of the first 3 editions of Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG), has paved the way for the Government of India to launch the first season of the Khelo India University Games (KIUG). It received a shot in the arm in its inaugural season with PSU giant coming on board to sponsor the sporting revolution. For the first season of the KIUG, Indian Oil has committed to put its weight behind the Games as the lead sponsor with GAIL and ONGC also supporting.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Tesla ordered to halt work on its German Gigafactory
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla has been ordered to halt its work on felling of trees near Berlin to build its first European car and battery Gigafactory facility, in what is being hailed as a victory for environmental activists.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Eliminate illicit tobacco trade, ASPA urges Centre
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Authentication Solutions Providers' Association (ASPA) has urged the government to eliminate illicit tobacco trade as only 10 per cent of tobacco consumption in the county constitutes legal cigarettes.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Himachal approves annual plan of Rs 7,900 crore
Shimla, Feb 17 (IANS) An annual plan size of Rs 7,900 crore for the next fiscal was approved on Monday at a meeting of the Himachal Pradesh Planning Board presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
This time, no problem in Air India's divestment: Minister
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday expressed confidence that this time around, there will be no problem in Air India's divestment.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India to send medical supplies to China
New Delhi/Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) India will send a consignment of medical supplies on a relief flight to Wuhan later this week to support China in its fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
30 kg gold robbed in Ludhiana in 20 minutes
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) In a daring heist, five armed robbers on Monday decamped with 30 kg gold from the industrial city Ludhiana in Punjab within 20 minutes after tying staff members with a rope.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Koregaon-Bhima: Maharashtra to conduct parallel probe
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) In a significant development, the Maharashtra government will conduct a parallel investigation into the Elgar Parishad-Koregaon-Bhima case, a senior state minister said here on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Poor sleep can increase heart disease risk in women
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Women who sleep poorly tend to overeat and consume a lower-quality diet, say researchers, adding that poor sleep quality can increase the risk of heart disease and obesity.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Would look to carry forward IPL momentum, eyeing T20 WC: Shardul
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Shardul Thakur would like to forget his tour of New Zealand in a hurry. But the India pacer feels he can pick up steam in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) and take the momentum forward as he eyes a T20 World Cup berth.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Biological E launches Rs 300 crore plant in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Pharmaceutical company Biological E. Limited on Monday launched its new plant, built with an investment of Rs. 300 crore at Genome Valley here.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
PK Banerjee 'much stable' now: Hospital
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Indian football great PK Banerjee is "much stable now" and responding well to the treatment after he was admitted to a private hospital, a statement from the hospital said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Maoist killed in Maharashtra jungle gun battle
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), Feb 17 (IANS) A Maoist was killed in a fierce gun battle on Monday in the Fodevada jungles of the district near Abujmad on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border, an official said.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
After 'missing' for months, Sidhu resurfaces
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) After months of "self-imposed" political exile, Congress leader and former Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu was seen at a public function in his hometown Amritsar that was attended by his political rivals, including former Akali minister Bikram Majithia.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National
Congress asks Kamal Nath, Scindia to sort out differences
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Unhappy over public spats between Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and party General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Congress' top leadership has asked the two leaders meet this week to sort out their differences.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Coronavirus to impact global steel market for 2-3 yrs: Pradhan
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection will have its effect on the global steel market for the next two to three years, Union Minister for Steel Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sharjeel Imam sent to police custody in Jamia violence case
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday sent Sharjeel Imam, a JNU student facing sedition charges, to one day police remand so that his involvement in December 15 violence in Jamia Millia Islamia could be probed.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Tweeple hail SC decision on women officers
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Twitterati hailed Supreme Court's decision which mandated the implementation of Permanent Commission for women in the Armed Forces, thereby allowing them to be appointed as commanders.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kartik-Sara's 'Love Aaj Kal' fizzles out at BO (Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khans onscreen chemistry in "Love Aaj Kal" has failed to create sparks at the box office.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Akhilesh confident of returning to power in 2020
Fatehpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 17 (IANS) Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has said that his party would form the government in Uttar Pradesh on its own strength in 2022.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kartik-Sara's 'Love Aaj Kal' fizzles at the box office
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khans onscreen chemistry in "Love Aaj Kal" has failed to create sparks at the box office.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Markets feel the pinch of SC order on telecos, Moody's downgrade
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Indian markets closed lower as fresh growth worries emerged after global rating agency Moody's revised down India's growth forecast. Sensex lost over 200 points on Monday, led by fall in banking and telecom stocks over the SC order in the AGR case.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
FIH announce India as hosts for Junior Men's World Cup 2021
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Monday announced India as the hosts for the FIH Junior Men's World Cup 2021. In an official announcement on Monday, the international governing body also announced that the competition will be played towards the end of 2021.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
India-US might trump trade differences during US Prez's visit: Experts
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India and the US will have an opportunity to iron out key differences in reaching a limited bilateral trade agreement during US President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to India.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
British MP critical of Modi's Kashmir policy denied entry
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A UK opposition member of the British Parliament Debbie Abrahams who is critical of New Delhi's Kashmir policy, has alleged that she was unjustifiably denied entry to India on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, India,Politics
Israeli soldiers' phones hacked by Hamas 'women'
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Dozens of Israeli soldiers have had their smartphones hacked by Hamas' hackers posing as women, the Israeli military admitted but asserted that there had not been any "significant breach of information", reports said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Technology
SC calls delay in Permanent Commission to women officers 'irreparable prejudice'(2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Insisting on shaking-off typical arguments founded on the physical strengths and weaknesses of men and women, the Supreme Court in a landmark judgement on Monday said the delay in granting permanent commission (PC) to women officers has caused "irreparable prejudice" to them.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Odisha's debt burden to touch Rs 1.06 lakh cr by fiscal end
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) Odisha's debt burden is expected to increase to Rs. 1.06 lakh crore by the end of 2019-20 fiscal, state Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Return Coronavirus relief flight to bring back more Indians
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Following the outbreak of COVID-19, India will bring back its remaining citizens from Wuhan city in China.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Americans from quarantined cruise ship in Japan flown home
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Over 300 US citizens aboard a coronavirus-hit cruise ship, quarantined in Japan's Yokohoma port, were flown home on Monday, reports said.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,National
Indians love telecom plan bundled with OTT media services
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A large number of Indians appear to have fallen in love with telecom plans that come bundled with over-the-top (OTT) media services, suggests a new survey which found that carrier-bundled media services drive consumers to spend more and maintain loyalty to service providers.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Will Trump do Namaste or shake hands with Modi?
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) As India readies for 'Namaste Trump' to match the 'Howdy Modi!' cheer, the top brass at the billion dollar companies have adopted the Indian way of greeting at their flagship conferences, business meets and local events -- shunning handshakes which has been the most basic form of business etiquette as the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 continues to spread.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kashmir senior official questions UN secretary general over Pak
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) One of the top civil administrators of Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday questioned United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres over his appreciation of Pakistan's efforts at curbing terrorism.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Didn't violate laws visiting Pak: Indian kabaddi coach
Amritsar, Feb 17 (IANS) The coach of the "unofficial" kabbadi team that returned from Pakistan on Monday after losing to the home team in the "unauthorised" World Cup tournament without the "consent" of the Indian government said the team went there without violating any laws.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
As Marandi goes back to BJP, his JVM-P MLAs join Congress
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Just when Jharkhand's former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi merged his party into the BJP in Ranchi, two of his MLAs joined the Congress here in Delhi. MLAs Pradeep Yadav and Bandhu Tirkey merged the party into Congress, increasing the party's strength in the house to 18.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Taapsee: My film choices are the gift of success
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu is gearing up for multiple projects in the coming months, and she says that success has given her the confidence to make unusual choices when it comes to signing films.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hyd student 'dies of shock' after shoplifting
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) A college student died under suspicious circumstances at a leading supermarket here on Sunday night after he was allegedly found stealing a chocolate.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab ex-DIG convicted in mass suicide case
Amritsar, Feb 17 (IANS) After 16 years of the crime, former Punjab Deputy Inspector General Kultar Singh along with five other police personnel was held guilty by a local court in a mass suicide case.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kashmir Press Club takes note of 'harassment' of journalists
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) The Kashmir Press Club on Monday took serious note of the continuous "harassment" of journalists in the Valley.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Extreme weather events can bring next recession
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Extreme weather could bring next recession, say researchers, adding that despite obvious market risks brought by fires, floods and other events, asset managers are slow to react.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
ICA to look for office in Bengaluru; new budget cut down to Rs 6 cr
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Indian Cricketers' Association (ICA) after its meeting on Monday decided to look for an office in Bengaluru with Ahmedabad and Kolkata as the other options if a suitable place is not found in the Garden City. This apart, the budget to be presented to the BCCI has been cut from around Rs 12 crore to Rs 6 crore and awaits the finalisation of the treasurer before it is submitted to the board.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: Tech launches go virtual after MWC 2020 takes a hit
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Days after the world's largest mobile exhibition -- the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona was called off by its organiser GSMA, tech companies are now going virtual, to launch their products, which were initially slated to be unveiled at the MWC.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shah targets Hemant Soren govt over killing of 7 tribals
Ranchi, Feb 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday targeted the Hemant Soren government in Jharkhand over the brutal killing of seven tribal people in West Singhbhum district in January.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Google shuts free public Wi-Fi at railway stations in India
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Google on Monday announced it is gradually winding down its free public Wi-Fi Station programme currently available at over 400 railway stations in India, and will work with the Indian Railways and Railtel Corporation to help them with existing sites so they can remain useful resources for people.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Rahul, Priyanka hails SC decision on women officers
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi on Monday hailed the apex court decision that women officers should get permanent commission in the armed forces and also stressed the necessity to change the mindset to "end gender discrimination".
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
14 students injured in UP bus accident
Siddhartha Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 17 (IANS) Fourteen school children in Uttar Pradesh's Siddhartha Nagar on Monday were injured when the bus they were travelling in overturned.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ananya Panday's Sunday secrets revealed
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actress Ananya Panday says she likes to pamper herself on Sunday and spend quality time with her family and dogs.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Asian wrestling C'ship to test best in Asia ahead of Oly
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Sans Chinese wrestlers who have been denied visas for the Asian Championships that will begin on Tuesday, all eyes will be on the Olympic-bound grapplers when the meet gets underway at the KD Jadhav Wrestling Stadium here.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Dhvani Bhanushali: It's my dream to become India's pop icon
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Budding singer Dhvani Bhanushali of "Dilbar" and "Vaaste" fame has tasted success in Bollywood as well as in the pop music scene. That's not the end of her dreams, though. She wants to be "India's pop icon" someday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lunch for Rs 2000 at 'extravagant' Kerala diaspora event
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 17 (IANS) With Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac time and again crying foul on the precarious financial position of the state, reports have emerged which show massive spending at a conference held here for the diaspora. Rs 83 lakh has been spent just for food and accommodation.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Politics
Precious ready to inspire, prepare India's next World Cuppers
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) November 2020 will mark a memorable chapter in India's footballing history as the nation hosts the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup and among the coaches that will prepare the Indian side for the challenge will be a Nigerian legend -- Precious Dede.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Vicky Kaushal reveals he is a huge admirer of Saif Ali Khan's style
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actress Vicky Kaushal says he is a huge admirer of Saif Ali Khans fashion sense.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nirbhaya convicts to be hanged on March 3, mother happy
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case will now be hanged on March 3 at 6 a.m., a local court announced here on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
British MP critical of Modi's Kashmir policy denied entry in India
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A UK opposition member of the British Parliament Debbie Abrahams who is critical of New Delhi's Kashmir policy, has alleged that she was unjustifiably denied entry to India on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sigh of relief as Nirbhaya convicts finally set to be hanged
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The momenmt a Delhi court on Monday fixed March 3 as the fresh date of hanging for four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, Twitter was flooded with reactions.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Now, Milind hits back at Maken after 'leave party' jibe
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Within days of Congress debacle in Delhi Assembly elections, a war of words has erupted between its Maharashtra leader Milind Deora and DPCC ex-chief Ajay Maken on Twitter following the former's praise for the Arvind Kejriwal government.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
J&K beckons Karnataka firms to invest in 'paradise'
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) The newly formed Union Territory (UT) of Jammu-Kashmir on Monday held a road show in this tech city for the upcoming 'Global Investors Summit' and to invite Karnataka-based companies to invest in the northern state, popularly known as 'paradise on earth' for its picturesque landscape.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Robert Pattinson: I smell like a crayon
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson says he smells like a crayon.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
4 Indians being treated for COVID-19 on Diamond Princes
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) At least four Indian nationals have been tested positive for COVID-19 on Diamond Princess cruise ship, Embassy of India in Japan said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Tokyo Marathon to cancel general public entry
Tokyo, Feb 17 (IANS) Tokyo Marathon will not allow general public participation because of the coronavirus outbreak, local media said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
#BoycottFilmfareAwards trends; netizens unhappy with winners
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The latest Filmfare Awards have disappointed many netizens. People have taken to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the winners, and #BoycottFilmfareAwards has been trending on Twitter since Monday morning.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AIADMK govt will protect the interests of minorities: TN CM
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Monday said the AIADMK government will not allow any action that would affect Muslim brothers and sisters.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Former Irish goalkeeper passes away
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Harry Gregg, who made 25 appearances for Northern Ireland between 1954 and 1963, passed away on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Cong leader seeks Punjab Police's help over threat
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After receiving two threatening e-mails in the past four days, Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill has sought the Punjab Police's help, while accusing the Delhi Police of inaction on his complaint.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Wishes pour in for de Villiers on Twitter as he turns 36
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Twitterati on Monday celebrated the 36th birthday of former South Africa batsman AB de Villiers in their own style. Some prayed for his good health and praised his exemplary batting and fielding skills while others created memes and GIFs and shared his memorable photos and videos.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bodies of 3 relatives of Telangana MLA found in canal
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) The bodies of three relatives of a Telangana legislator were found in car retrieved from a canal in the state's Karimnagar district on Monday when the police was searching for a couple who fell into the canal on Sunday night.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meet J.S. Rajput, whose books are launched by Modi & Bhagwat
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The year was 2001. It was the fag end of the year when the then Atal Bihari Vajpayee governmnet was caught in an unusual controversy - "rewriting history".
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Why is CM silent on CAG report on Kerala Police: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 17 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition continued its attack on Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over his silence on the hard hitting CAG report on Kerala Police.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Odisha's economy estimated to grow at 6.16% in 2019-20
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) Odisha's economy is estimated to grow at 6.16 per cent in 2019-20 as against 7.90 per cent in 2018-19, a report said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
"United by Emotion" announced as Tokyo 2020 Games Motto
Tokyo, Feb 17 (IANS) "United by Emotion" will be the official Motto of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, organizers have announced. The motto will be displayed, in English only, in a variety of environments and applications, such as at competition venues, on city decorations and on licensed goods. It will also feature in digital media, ensuring worldwide attention.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Anmol Malik's alter ego 'Audrey Piano' is voice of the decade
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Versatile singer-songwriter Anmol Malik, daughter of popular singer-composer Anu Malik, showed her potential in the music field early with her song "The graduation", which she wrote and composed in 2011 as a student at The University Of Warwick, England.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nirbhaya convicts to be hanged on March 3 at 6 a.m.
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The four death-row convicts in Nirbhaya rape and murder case will now be hanged on March 3 at 6 a.m., a local court here announced on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
I am not defined by my job: Sara Ali Khan
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANSlife) Sara Ali Khan was seen in the Capital recently walking the runway for designers Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla, at the 15th edition of the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour. In a candid chat with IANSlife, she shares her love for cinema, aesthetics and a work-life balance.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Fire in Mumbai GST Bhavan doused, no casualties
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) A massive fire broke out on the top floors of the ground plus eight-storied GST Bhavan in Byculla here on Monday morning but now has been controlled, officials said.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New 'Mr. India' not a remake or sequel, Ali Abbas Zafar to direct
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar, who has helmed blockbusters like "Sultan" and "Tiger Zinda Hai", will write and direct the new "Mr. India". The makers of the project clarify it is not a sequel or a remake of the 1987 classic film. Rather, it is a reimagination of the original that starred Sridevi and Anil Kapoor.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amid COVID-19 outbreak, Shanghai orders passengers to mask up
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) Shanghai authorities on Monday ordered bus and taxi passengers to wear face masks to help control the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-02-17
Category: International, China,National
Bhima-Koregaon: Maharashtra to conduct parallel probe
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) In a significant development, the Maharashtra government will conduct a parallel investigation into the Elgar Parishad - Koregaon-Bhima case, a senior state minister said here on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
10 killed in attack on church in Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou, Feb 17 (IANS) In the latest attack on a religious institution in the unstable West African nation of Burkina Faso, armed men killed as many as 10 people.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Burkina Faso,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Olympic-bound shooters attend High Performance camp at IIS
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) As part of the High Performance partnership between the JSW Group and the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), 11 members of the Indian senior shooting squad participated in a five-day training-cum-conditioning camp at the Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS).
2020-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Coronavirus in China to make drugs expensive in India: Report
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The prices of generic drugs in India are likely to go up due to the country's excessive dependence on the imports of active ingredients from China, which has been hit by the novel coronavirus epidemic.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shaheen Bagh: SC appoints mediators for venue change
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said it is troubling to see protesters blocking the road as it may set a bad precedent, and suggested that the protest may shift to an alternate venue.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
This malware fakes incoming SMS to steal banking details
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Researchers at cybersecurity firm Kaspersky have identified a new version of the Ginp banking Trojan that can insert fake text messages into the Inbox of a regular SMS app in a bid to obtain banking credentials of unsuspecting users.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Kohli wishes 'brother' de Villiers on his 36th birthday
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) South Africa's star cricketer AB de Villiers turned 36 on Monday and his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate and India skipper Virat Kohli led the birthday wishes.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Magsaysay Award winner held on way to anti-CAA protest
Lucknow, Feb 17 (IANS) Magsaysay Award winner, Sandeep Pandey, was arrested here on Monday afternoon while he was going to participate in an anti-CAA protest.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Reliance-backed '1917' rakes in over 2100cr at global box-office
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Director Sam Mendes' war drama "1917", which has Reliance Entertainment and Amblin Partners among the banners associated with the film's production, continues to perform exceedingly well at the global box-office. The film has grossed over $300 million (Rs 2,100 crore) all over the world so far, and counting.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Panjab University aims to win gold at KIUG
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Over the years, most of the talented football players in India have risen from the northeastern states, Kerala and West Bengal. However, ahead of the Khelo India University Games (KIUG), the tide seems to have turned. Panjab University, who clinched gold at the All India University competition, is aiming to replicate their performance at the KIUG beginning Saturday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
NCLAT allows JSW Steel to acquire BPSL, grants immunity
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) In a major relief to JSW Steel, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal on Monday permitted the steel major to acquire the bankrupt Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd and provided it immunity from prosecution by Enforcement Directorate (ED).
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Aussies will have edge over India in their next Test series: Waugh
Berlin, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Steve Waugh believes India -- despite having the best fast bowling attack -- will prove to be second on their next tour Down Under. In their last tour Down Under, Virat Kohli and Co. became the first-ever Indian team to register a Test series win in Australia. It was the first time since 1947, that India were able to register a Test series victory Down Under as they defeated the Tim Paine-led side 2-1 in the four-match rubber.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Cricket
Mamata, Dhankhar hold one-on-one at Raj Bhawan
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid continuous stream of confrontations between West Bengal government and the Raj Bhawan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called on state governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and held an hour long one-on-one meeting with him.
2020-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indian Navy bust gold smuggling sea route
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Indian Navy has unearthed a sea smuggling route of gold after intercepting a Sri Lankan boat and nabbing the crew members.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Marandi returns to BJP after 14 years
Ranchi, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Chief Minister and president of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha, Babulal Marandi on Monday merged his party with the BJP and rejoined it after 14 years in the presence of senior BJP leader and Home Minister Amit Shah.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
After Facebook, coronavirus derails Intel event in US
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) After Facebook, Coronavirus has derailed another significant tech summit in the Silicon Valley, this time from global chip-maker Intel which on Monday decided to postpone briefing sessions at its conference that was scheduled from March 12-13 here.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,National
Coronavirus dented optimism over easing trade war: Moody's
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Coronavirus outbreak in China has put global growth at risk yet again, at a time when the global economy started to recover from the trade war between the two largest economies in the world: China and the US, Moody's said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Five-month-old baby girl raped in UP, dies later
Lucknow, Feb 17 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a five-month-old baby girl was allegedly raped on Sunday night by her cousin brother.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ageless Paes continues to roar in home stretch of stellar career
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) The 2020 edition of the Bengaluru Open wore a reasonably packed look as compared to the usual Challenger tournament which wears a deserted look. And the sole reason behind this was none other than the greatest servant of Indian sports -- Leander Paes.
2020-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Mizoram's 2019 growth at 14.82% best in India: Guv
Aizawl, Feb 17 (IANS) Mizoram Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai on Monday said that the northeastern state's economic growth at 14.82 per cent last year was "one of the best" among the Indian states.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Mizoram,Business/Economy
PM, CMs greet KCR on 66th birthday
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Ministers of various states greeted Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on his 66th birthday on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Journalism is 'attack surface' for those who spread misinformation
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Journalism is an 'attack surface' for those media consumers and journalists who may sometimes unwittingly amplify bad information, say researchers.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Education
Court appoints counsel for Nirbhaya death row convict
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday appointed advocate Ravi Qazi as the counsel for one of the death-row convicts Mukesh, in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, after he showed unwillingness to be represented by his counsel, Vrinda Grover.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mediators appointed to engage with Shaheen Bagh protesters on venue change
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Expressing concern over the more than two-month long blockade of a public road near Shaheen Bagh here, the Supreme Court on Monday appointed two advocates and a former bureaucrat to engage with the anti-CAA protesters for shifting the venue of the protest.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Narcos: Mexico' season 2 is more of the same (IANS Review; Rating: * * & 1/2 )
"Narcos: Mexico" Season 2 (Netflix series); Cast: Diego Luna, Scoot MacNairy, Teresa Ruiz; Created by: Carlo Bernard, Chris Brancato and Doug Miro; Rating: * * & 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2020-02-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Airfares plummet on Delhi-Bangkok route on Coronavirus fear
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) With fear of Coronavirus forcing Indian travellers to call off their travel plans especially to South East Asian cities, airfares to the second most popular outbound tourist destination Bangkok has plummeted.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mumbai Indians' MI Junior tournament reaches Nagpur
Nagpur, Feb 17 (IANS) The Nagpur city leg of Mumbai Indians' grassroots cricket initiative MI Junior 2020 commenced on Monday with the competition in Under-14 boys and U-16 Boys & Girls categories. MI Junior, launched in Mumbai alone last year, has added Nagpur and Pune to its competition in second year.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Simple blood test to improve ovarian cancer diagnosis
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a simple blood test that measures the body's own immune response to improve diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Twitter abuzz as 'Doctor' first look out on Sivakarthikeyan's b'day
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) On Sivakarthikeyan's 35th birthday, the makers of his upcoming film "Doctor" released the actor's first look from the film. The poster of the Nelson Dilipkumar directorial has been well-received by Twitterati.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Don't want to dwell on the past: Sharjeel Khan
Lahore, Feb 17 (IANS) After making a comeback to competitive cricket after serving a three-year ban for spot-fixing, tainted Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan has said he doesnt want to look at the past and wants to perform in the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL).
2020-02-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Chinese wrestlers denied visas for Asian Championships
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Chinese wrestlers have been denied visas for the upcoming Asian Championships that will begin from Tuesday. Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) secretary Vinod Tomar confirmed to IANS that the 40-strong Chinese contingent, that was supposed to travel to the national capital for the continental tournament, have been denied visas.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: 'Chinese economy to take at least one-quarter hit'
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Highlighting the impact of new coronavirus on China and its ripple effect on other Asian countries, including India, a report by Emkay Global Financial Services on Monday said that the Chinese economy will be disrupted and affected for at least a quarter.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Harsh Vardhan praises Wuhan rescue operation medical staff
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday heaped praise on the doctors and paramedics associated with the Wuhan evacuation operation, while handing over a letter of appreciation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the team members.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Kabir Singh' actor Anurag Arora: People took the film too seriously
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) When "Kabir Singh" hit the screens last year, it started a whole new debate as many thought that its lead actor Shahid Kapoor played a misogynistic hero. His co-star Anurag Arora says it's not necessary that a film should always be a message-oriented one.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
We have the list, expect new selectors by March 1 or 2: Madan Lal
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Newly-appointed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) member Madan Lal believes that the Indian team will get its new chief selector by the first week of March. The CAC comprising of Lal, R.P. Singh and Sulakshana Naik have been assigned to pick two new selectors as M.S.K. Prasad and Gagan Khoda have finished their tenures.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
BJP appeals NC to take part in J&K panchayat bypolls
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has appealed the National Conference (NC) to take part in the Panchayat bypolls in Jammu and Kashmir scheduled to be held in March.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
This time, no problem in Air India's divestment: Minister
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday exhumed confidence that this time around there will be no problem in Air India's divestment.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Q3 FY20 corporate performance remained weak: Care Ratings
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Performance of companies during the quarter ended December of the financial year 2019-20 was weak with contraction in revenue and moderation in the growth rate of net profits, a report by Care Ratings said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ALERT: Protesting is a fundamental right, have to find alternative venue: SC on Shaheen Bagh
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2020-02-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,
Rahul remains at No. 2, Kohli drops to 10 in T20I rankings
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS) India's K.L. Rahul maintained his second spot whereas skipper Virat Kohli moved down to the 10th spot in the latest ICC T20I rankings for batsmen released on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
'Queen of Katwe' star Nikita Pearl Waligwa no more
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who appeared in Disneys biographical drama "Queen of Katwe", has died. She was 15.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
ALERT: SC says can't show every institution kneeling before protesters
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2020-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,
Smart jumpsuit can help spot neurological issues in infants
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a smart jumpsuit, or a garment that accurately measures the spontaneous and voluntary movement of infants from the age of five months - data that can help in assessing abnormal neurological development, among other things.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Golden opportunity for sugar exports ahead of next season
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The next three months of the ongoing 2019-20 season will be a golden opportunity for Indian sugar exports as India is likely to face a tough competition from Brazil in the global market in the next season, say experts.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ex-Tripura CS arrested from UP in PWD scam
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Tripura Chief Secretary Yash Pal Singh was arrested on Monday in connection with a multi-crore PWD scam from Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district in a joint operation by the police of the two states, said Acting Tripura Director General of Police, Rajiv Singh.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bigg Boss 13: A fashionable affair
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" was not only high on love, emotion and drama, but also fashion.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ALERT: Centre raises 'children used as shield' point before SC
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2020-02-17
Category: International, China,
ALERT: SC observes if Shaheen Bagh protesters can be persuaded not to block roads
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2020-02-17
Category: International, China,
COVID -19: Chinese courts to postpone enforcement measures
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) Chinese courts at various levels will postpone enforcement measures against personnel and units engaging in coronavirus (COVID -19) containment, according to a circular.
2020-02-17
Category: International, China,National
A day after Shah's praise, Delhi cops go for the kill (IANS Inside Story)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah suggested to the Delhi Police that it should be ready to deal with miscreants with firm hands, an encounter took place in Delhi on Monday in which two criminals were gunned down.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi announces institutional research on migratory birds
Gandhinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated a convention on migratory fauna and announced the creation of an institutional facility for undertaking research and assessment for the conservation of migratory birds.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
itel Vision 1, India's 1st waterdrop, big battery phone at Rs 5,499
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) itel, the leading smartphone brand from Transsion India on Monday launched a category disruptor called "Vision 1" with HD+ IPS waterdrop display and big battery at Rs 5,499 in India.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
England fined for slow over-rate in Centurion T20I against SA
Centurion, Feb 17 (IANS) England have been fined 20 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against South Africa in the third and final T20I which they won by five wickets in Centurion.
2020-02-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Modi 'hides' Gujarat poverty to wow Trump: Shiv Sena
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Monday wondered whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi was trying to 'hide' the poverty in Gujarat to impress US President Donald Trump in Ahmedabad next week.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
After Facebook, coronavirus derails Intel event in US
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) After Facebook, Coronavirus has derailed another significant tech summit in the Silicon Valley, this time from global chip-maker Intel which on Monday decided to postpone its "Intel Labs Day' conference that was scheduled from March 12-13 here.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Various bodies support Muslims protesting in Haryana's Nuh
Nuh (Haryana), Feb 17 (IANS) Several organisations on Monday said they have extended support to protesters sitting on a dharna for the past 19 days in minority-dominant Nuh district of Haryana against the controversial CAA and NPR.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Haryana,National
India will theatre commands by 2022: CDS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India will have two to five theatre commands by 2022, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Irrfan Khan's 'Angrezi Medium' gets new release date
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Irrfan Khan's "Angrezi Medium", which was scheduled for release on March 20, will now come to the theatres on March 13, a week earlier.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Will take part in J&K panchayat polls if curbs are lifted: Cong
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Days after the dates for bye-elections to Panchayats were announced, the Jammu and Kashmir Congress party has said that it will take part in the polls if restrictions on its leaders were lifted and they are allowed to move freely.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Priyanka following Sonia who wept for Batla: BJP on Jamia video
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After fresh footage of Jamia Millia Islamia library emerged showing students purportedly carrying stones inside and blocking doors, the BJP went all out to hit out at the Congress and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for questioning the role of police in the incident.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
30-kg gold looted at gunpoint in Punjab's Ludhiana
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) Four armed robbers looted 30 kg gold at gunpoint from a financial services company in broad daylight in Ludhiana in Punjab, police said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Digangana Suryavanshi: I'm enjoying doing south Indian films
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Actress Digangana Suryavanshi has bagged her fourth south Indian film "SeetiMaarr", and she says she is enjoying working in movies from the region.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Congress slams Goa CM for downplaying terror threat
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant last week downplayed a terror threat to Goa, because the Opposition demanded closure of casinos in the state, which are potentially vulnerable to such attack, state Congress president Girish Chodankar said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Harsimran invited to NBA global academy in Canberra
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Indias Harsimran Kaur has been invited to participate in a multi-week training camp from at The NBA Global Academy at Basketball Australias Centre of Excellence in Canberra. This will be her second stint at the NBA Global Academy after attending a camp from November 7 - 24 which made her the first prospect from the NBA Academies Womens Program and the first female prospect from outside of Australia to attend The NBA Global Academy.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Manpreet dedicates FIH Player of Year award to late father
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India men's hockey skipper Manpreet Singh, who won the FIH Player of the Year 2019 Award on Thursday, has dedicated the prize to his late father.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Taj all set to welcome Trump
Agra, Feb 17 (IANS) The dry and polluted river Yamuna at the rear of the Taj Mahal is the biggest concern for the Uttar Pradesh administration engaged in organising a grand welcome to US President Donald Trump, his wife Melania and delegation members who will arrive at the Kheria airport on February 24.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Politics
UN summit on critical threats to wildlife begins
Gandhinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP13) with the presence of over 2,500 delegates from 111 countries in this Gujarat city.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
UP Assembly stalled over threat to Akhilesh's security
Lucknow, Feb 17 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party, on Monday, stalled the entire question hour in the Uttar Pradesh assembly on the issue of threats to party president Akhilesh Yadav.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
AGR: SC refuses to entertain Voda plea seeking 'no coercive action'
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After being rapped by the Supreme Court for failing to deposit AGR dues, Vodafone Idea on Monday moved the apex court stating it can as of now pay only Rs 2,500 crore of the arears to the government and will follow it up with another Rs 1,000 crore by February 21.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Faf du Plessis steps down as South Africa captain
Johannesburg, Feb 17 (IANS) Faf du Plessis has stepped down from South Africa captaincy in Tests and T20Is effective immediately, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Community kitchens: SC slaps Rs 10 lakh fine on five states
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday imposed additional cost of Rs 5 lakh on five states -- Delhi, Maharashtra, Odisha, Goa and Manipur, for failing to deposit Rs 5 lakh imposed earlier and not complying with its directions to file their affidavits on a PIL seeking setting up of community kitchens across the country.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Fire in Mumbai GST Bhavan, no casualties
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) A massive fire broke out on the top floors of the ground plus eight-storied GST Bhavan here at Byculla on Monday morning, officials said.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'No Time to Die' Chinese press tour cancelled over COVID-19
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) James Bond's latest "No Time to Die" will not go ahead with the Chinese press tour and premiere as it has been scrapped due to the coronavirus epidemic.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,National
B'desh likely to drop Rohingya relocation plan
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) Bangladesh has announced that it may drop its previous plans to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island located in the Bay of Bengal.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Riding on expectations, Bhaker vows to give her best in Tokyo
Bellary (Karnataka), Feb 17 (IANS) A billion expectations will be on Manu Bhaker's mind when she takes part in her maiden Olympics later this year. But for the teen shooting star, the hopes of people is a way of showing their support which can only fuel her to go for glory at Tokyo 2020.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Milind Deora faces flak for praising Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Mumbai Congress president Milind Deora is facing flak from his own party colleagues for praising Arvind Kejriwal after he said that Delhi Chief Minister made the national capital a surplus state.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kangana's 1st look as Air Force pilot in 'Tejas' goes viral
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Kangana Ranauts first look as an Air Force pilot in her upcoming flick "Tejas" has taken the internet by storm.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Never trust a person's face: Research
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Facial expressions might not be reliable indicators of emotion, say researchers, adding that, people should never trust a person's face.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Koneru Humpy wins Cairns Cup tournament
St Louis (US), Feb 17 (IANS) India's woman chess Grand Master (GM) Koneru Humpy won the Cairns Cup tournament following a draw against compatriot Dronavalli Harika in the ninth and final round here.
2020-02-17
Category: India, United States Virgin Islands,Sports,Other Sports
Child sex accused country singer Daniel Lee Martin dead
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Country singer Daniel Lee Martin, who was accused of child sex crimes, is no more. Lee Martin, 54, committed suicide, reports foxnews.com.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident