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LCA Tejas gets clearance for induction into IAF
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) India's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has received the final operational clearance (FOC) from military aviation regulator Cemilac for induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF) as a weaponised fighter jet, said an official here on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
17 IAS, 15 IPS officials transferred in UP
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) In a late night reshuffle, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday transferred 17 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and 15 Indian Police Service (IPS) officials.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Dr Reddy's re-launch generic version of Suboxone in US
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) With US Supreme Court ruling in its favour, Indian pharma major Dr. Reddy's Laboratories on Wednesday announced re-launch of generic version of Suboxone, a sublingual film for opioid addition treatment, in the US market.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Delhi-Raipur Vistara flight from March 31
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Full-service carrier Vistara on Wednesday announced addition of Raipur as its 23rd destination, effective March 31.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Blast in Kalindi Express toilet, no injuries
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) A tragedy was averted on Wednesday when a low intensity blast took place in the toilet of a general coach of the Kanpur-Bhiwani Kalindi Express near Kanpur, the police said. No passenger was injured.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Saudi Arabia condemn Pulwama, call for sanctioning of terrorists, organisations by UN (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday strongly condemned the terror attack on Indian forces in Pulwama, called upon countries to renounce use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy and underlined the importance of comprehensive sanctioning of terrorists and their organisations by the United Nations.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Saudi Aramco, RIL in talks for India projects
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Saudi Aramco, national petroleum and natural gas company of Saudi Arabia, said on Wednesday it was looking to expand footprint in India and was discussing partnerships with Indian companies, including Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL).
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Congress leader Suryaprakash Reddy to join TDP
Amaravati, Feb 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's ruling Telugu Desam Party is set to get a shot in the arm ahead of the elections as senior Congress leader and former Union minister Kotla Suryaprakash Reddy has decided to join it.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Transfer Jadhav's case to an ordinary court: India to ICJ
The Hague, Feb 20 (IANS) India on Wednesday urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to transfer the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, Indian national sentenced to death in an espionage case in Pakistan, from a military court to an ordinary court, if he is not to be released immediately.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Netherlands,Diplomacy,Politics
Bengal announces Rs 5 lakh for families of Pulwama victims from state
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Wednesday announced a Rs 5 lakh compensation each for the families of the two CRPF troopers hailing from the state who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack last week.
2019-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Terrorism
India-Pakistan World Cup tie on schedule: ICC
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Wednesday a decision on the group match between India and Pakistan at the ODI World Cup will be taken at its next meeting.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mohun Bagan write to AFC for Indian football road map
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Former I-League champions Mohun Bagan have written to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), requesting the game's continental governing body to pressurise the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to come up with a roadmap for Indian football.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Saudi Arabia orders release of 850 Indian prisoners
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Coinciding with the visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to India, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday ordered release of 850 Indian prisoners lodged in its jails.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Maharashtra Opposition vows to 'uproot' BJP-Sena
Nanded (Maharashtra), Feb 20 (IANS) Kicking off the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign, the UPA allies on Wednesday vowed to "uproot" the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv sent in the Centre and state.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Extra security for J&K students in Gurugram
Gurugram, Feb 20 (IANS) Authorities have become more cautious about safety of students from Jammu and Kashmir in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF troopers lost their lives, Gurugram Police Commissioner K.K. Rao said here on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Kashmir,Terrorism
Ex-Visva Bharati VC, registrar declared guilty in forgery case
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Vice-Chancellor Dilip Kumar Sinha, ex-registrar Dilip Kumar Mukherjee and a one-time woman professor of the Visva Bharati University, set up by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, were pronounced guilty in a case of conspiracy and forgery by a lower court in the Birbhum district on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Human Interest/Society
Pakistan seeks Indian response on prisoner's killing in Jaipur jail
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday sought a response from Indian authorities over the killing of a Pakistani convict in the Jaipur jail.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
DoT panel may decide on penalty on 3 telcos, MTNL's VRS on Feb 21
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Digital Communications Commission, an inter-ministerial panel of the Department of Telecom, will examine the TRAI recommendations of a penalty of Rs 3,000 crore on the allegation of breach of quality of service licensing condition against Airtel, Vodafone and Idea who had not merged then as well as a VRS scheme for struggling PSU, MTNL.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Technology
Corporation Bank, Allahabad Bank next in line for PCA exit
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Corporation Bank and Allahabad Bank, who have received the maximum recap funds in Wednesday's infusion, are the most likely candidates to get out of the PCA (prompt corrective action) in the next round.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Delhi receives light rain, similar weather likely tomorrow
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The national capital on Wednesday received light rains with the minimum temperature settling at 14.5 degree Celsius, three notches above the season's average. The city may witness similar weather on Thursday, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
IL&FS probe: ED files case, raids 6 places, seizes foreign cash worth Rs 6 lakh
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday seized foreign currency worth Rs 6 lakh after it carried out searches at six places in different cities in connection with a case of money laundering it registered against the former Chairman and directors of the IL&FS, which is facing debt obligations to the tune of about Rs 91,000 crore, officials said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Low intensity blast in Kanpur-Bhiwani Kalindi Express, no one hurt
Kanpur, Feb 20 (IANS) A tragedy was averted on Wednesday when a low intensity blast took place in a toilet of a general coach of the Kanpur-Bhiwani Kalindi Express near Kanpur, officials said. No passenger was injured.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
25 lakh farmers' loans would be waived by March 5: Kamal Nath
Bhopal, Feb 20 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath here on Wednesday said despite the states finances not being in good shape, his government would fulfil its promise of loan waiver for farmers.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Pakistani prisoner murdered in Jaipur jail
Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) A Pakistani prisoner in the Jaipur central jail was allegedly murdered by group of fellow prisoners on Wednesday after an argument over a TV programme, officials said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan sponsored Pulwama attack: Salve tells ICJ
The Hague, Feb 20 (IANS) India on Wednesday accused Pakistan in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of engaging in state-sponsored terrorism and cited the dastardly attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, by Pakistan-based and UN-proscribed group killing 40 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Netherlands,Diplomacy,Politics
We are fighting for united India, but BJP wants to divide country: Mamata
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the BJP is trying to "divide India" in the wake of Pulwama terror attack while she and other parties in the opposition alliance are fighting to keep the nation united.
2019-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
BJP coins 'Namumkin ab mumkin hai' slogan for 2019 polls
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) 'Namumkin ab mumkin hai' (Impossible is possible now) will be the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) major poll campaign tagline for the 2019 general elections. The BJP is seeking a second term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Harleen replaces Harmanpreet in women's ODI squad
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Wednesday that Harleen Deol will replace Harmanpreet Kaur in the Indian womens ODI squad.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rahul sacks AICC secretary attached to Priyanka
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A day after appointment as AICC secretary, attached to party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Kumar Ashish was sacked from the position by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, here on Wednesday. He has been replaced by Sachin Naik.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress seals poll pact with DMK in TN, Pondy; gets 10 LS seats
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) The Congress will contest nine seats in Tamil Nadu and the sole seat in Puducherry in the Lok Sabha elections in alliance with the DMK, DMK President M.K. Stalin announced here on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Asees Chadha denied bail, admitted to hospital
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Asees Singh Chadha, 19-year-old nephew of late Ponty Chadha of the Wave Group, who allegedly killed a 51-year-old woman from Turkmenistan in a traffic accident, here on Monday, failed to get bail on Wednesday from a city court.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Flight cancellations affect Jan air passenger growth
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic growth slowed in January as airlines cancelled flights due to reasons like weather related events.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Digvijaya's statement, Kamalnath's tweet rock MP Assembly
Bhopal, Feb 20 (IANS) Statements and counter-statements over twin issues of Mandsaur farmer deaths and alleged scam in plantation along Narmada banks rocked the Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Influencers manipulating social media in India, Indian IT Act silent (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) If the Cobrapost investigation which revealed that several Bollywood celebrities were willing to pass views of political parties as personal opinion for money shook your conscience, but there is not much that you could do to restrict them from doing so because the relevant Indian law is silent on this matter.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi popular but will be tough for BJP to replicate 2014 in UP: Survey
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi still remains popular with the masses but it would be difficult for the BJP to replicate its 2014 success in Uttar Pradesh, says a survey on the evolving political scenario in the state ahead of the upcoming elections.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Business/Economy
Modi may inaugurate PM Kisan scheme on Sunday
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate the direct income support scheme - PM KISAN - on Sunday by releasing the first instalment to the beneficiary farmers, an official said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
India, Saudi Arabia condemn Pulwama attack, call for sanctioning of terrorists, organisations by UN
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday strongly condemned the terror attack on Indian forces in Pulwama, called upon countries to renounce use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy and underlined the importance of comprehensive sanctioning of terrorists and their organisations by the United Nations.
2019-02-20
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
LCA Tejas gets clearance for induction into IAF
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) India's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has received final operational clearance from military aviation regulator Cemilac for induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF) as a weaponised fighter jet, said an official here on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
Earlier, filmmakers had limited vision about me: Arjun Rampal
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) National award-winning actor-producer Arjun Rampal, who will soon to be seen in the upcoming web series titled "The Final Call", says since he was a supermodel before entering Bollywood, initially filmmakers cast him in characters keeping only his "good looks" in mind.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Radio City goes live on Aqua Line metro stations
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Waiting for trains won't be boring at the newly launched Aqua Line in Noida with Radio City beginning to broadcast its content live across stations on the line.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Jio adds 85 lakh subscribers in December; Airtel, Vodafone Idea lose users
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Reliance Jio continued to increase its subscriber base in December as other major telecom operators Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel lost users during the period, data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) showed on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Avalanche in HP kills one soldier, five missing
Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) A snow avalanche killed a soldier while five other soldiers went missing near the Tibet border in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district on Wednesday, officials said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Congress to contest nine seats in TN, one in Puducherry
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) The Congress will contest nine seats in Tamil Nadu and the sole seat in Puducherry in the Lok Sabha elections in alliance with the DMK, DMK President M.K. Stalin announced here on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
EX-Visva Bharati VC, registrar declared guilty in forgery case
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Vice-Chancellor Dilip Kumar Sinha, ex-registrar Dilip Kumar Mukherjee and an one-time woman professor of the Visva Bharati University, set up by Rabindranath Tagore, were pronounced guilty in a case of conspiracy and forgery by a lower court in the Birbhum district on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Rahul Jadhav successfully completes DeAddiction Ultra Run 2019
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) In a move to spread awareness about addiction and ways to combat it, Rahul Jadhav, a reformed addict from Mumbai, on Wednesday successfully completed an ultra-run from Gateway of India to India Gate covering a distance of 1475 kms.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Nasscom sees economic uncertainties ahead, stops forecasting
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Industry body Nasscom on Wednesday released the findings of a survey of 100 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of information technology companies showcasing "cautious optimism" due to global economic uncertainties like trade wars, Brexit and currency fluctuations.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Russia to deliver S-400 air defence system in July: Turkey
Ankara, Feb 20 (IANS) Russia will deliver the first batch of S-400 air defence system to Turkey in July and the missile systems will be activated in October, officials here said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
What Modi said in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) After the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama that left 40 CRPF troopers dead, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been repeatedly attacking Pakistan and giving signals that the neighbour may have to pay a heavy price for it.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hasty GST Council aimed to facilitate real estate: Sisodia
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday opposed what he called "rushing through" of important decisions in the GST Council meeting via video-conferencing, alleging the hasty meeting was aimed to facilitate the real estate and lottery lobbies.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP agreed to share CM's post for alliance: Shiv Sena minister
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) In a major revelation that virtually spills the beans on the highly-publicised electoral alliance between the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party, top Sena leader and Maharashtra minister Ramdas Kadam said on Wednesday that the pact was finalised "only after the BJP agreed to share the Chief Minister's post".
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Congress to approach Lok Sabha polls as polls in 29 states
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Congress will be approaching the coming Lok Sabha elections not as one election but as polls in 29 different states while also attacking the BJP-led government at the Centre on its promises, performance and failures.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Women, children used to ferry Pulwama explosive: Intelligence sources
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Women and children helped terrorists to ferry the deadly explosive RDX grade 5 (for military use) and ammonium nitrate from transit point Tral in Pulwama district in south Kashmir in carrying out a suicide attack on a CRPF convoy on February 14, intelligence sources told IANS.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Gujarat Assembly Speaker suspends Leader of Opposition over Sardar statue comment
Gandhinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Amidst acrimonious scenes in the Gujarat Assembly, the Speaker on Wednesday suspended Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani for a day for not apologising for his mention of scrap iron being used for the construction of the Statue of Unity (SoU).
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Najib's British aide charged with money laundering
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 20 (IANS) A British national who served as a public relations aide to former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged with money laundering in absentia here on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Malaysia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
NRAI open to host Pak shooters, NRAP gets cagey
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Hours after the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) put the ball in Pakistan's court, saying there is no hindrance from the Indian side on their participation, the National Rifle Association of Pakistan (NRAP) on Wednesday wrote to the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) to drop the Tokyo Olympic quota places on offer in the 25m rapid fire pistol event from the New Delhi World Cup, starting on Saturday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
BJP will regret fooling people of Delhi: AAP
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here on Wednesday questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) stand on full statehood for Delhi and said the BJP will regret fooling the people of Delhi and will not find any escape for its deception.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Governor lauds Haryana's "transparent, graft-free governance"
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya on Wednesday lavished fulsome praise on the Manohar Lal Khattar government in his budget address to the state Assembly, and said it had ushered in bold reforms and provided transparent governance during its four-and-a-half year tenure.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
SC to hold Ayodhya title suit hearing on Feb 26
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hold a hearing on February 26 on a batch of petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict trifurcating the disputed site in Ayodhya and giving one part each to the Nirmohi Akhara, Ram Lalla and the original Muslim litigant.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Indian, Pakistani troops trade heavy fire on LoC
Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
IL&FS probe: ED registers case, carries out raids at 6 places
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday carried out searches at six places in different cities in connection with a case of money laundering it registered against the former Chairman and directors of the IL&FS, officials said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
BAI announces 20-member squad for Dutch, German Junior 2019
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Wednesday announced 20-member junior India squad for the six-day Dutch Junior International, starting on February 27, and the four-day German Junior 2019 starting on March 7.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Avalanche in HP kills five ITBP troopers, one missing
Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) A snow avalanche killed five Indo-Tibetan Border Force (ITBP) troopers while one trooper was missing near the Tibet border in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district on Wednesday, officials said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Grand alliance in Bihar to finalise seat sharing by Feb 25
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) With barely three months to go for the Lok Sabha elections, the "Mahagatbandhan" (grand alliance) in Bihar is all set to finalise the seat sharing formula in the state by February 25, party leaders said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vodafone Idea to complete network integration by June 2020
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The network integration process of Vodafone Idea is on track and expected to complete by June 2020, said the company's Chief Technology Officer Vishant Vora on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Egypt executes 9 for A-G killing
Cairo, Feb 20 (IANS) Egyptian authorities on Wednesday executed nine prisoners for their involvement in the killing of an Attorney-General four years ago, officials said.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Egypt,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
India to emerge a key player in global defence arena: Sitharaman
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) India is set to emerge as a key player in the global defence arena, said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
States, Centre should work together as Team India: Venkaiah Naidu
Tirupati, Feb 20 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that state governments and the Centre should work together to develop the country, keeping aside politics.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Top China military commander gets life term for corruption
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) A military court on Wednesday sentenced Fang Fenghui, former Chief of Staff of China's Central Military Commission Joint Staff Department, to life imprisonment on charges of corruption.
2019-02-20
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Politics
Influencers manipulating social media, Indian IT Act silent (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) If the Cobrapost investigation which exposed that several Bollywood celebrities were willing to pass views of political parties as personal opinion for money shook your conscience, there is not much you can do to restrict them from doing so because the relevant Indian law is silent on this matter.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
NDA asks HAM's Manjhi to return
Patna, Feb 20 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar on Wednesday asked Jitan Ram Manjhi, a former ally and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) president, to rejoin it ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Avalanche kills ITBP trooper, five missing in HP
Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) A snow avalanche killed an Indo-Tibetan Border Force (ITBP) trooper while five others were missing near the international border in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district on Wednesday, officials said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Wahhabism in Kashmir: Tale of oil money from Saudi Arabia, Gulf
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Ever since the ongoing armed violence started in the Kashmir Valley, Indian intelligence agencies have been worried about the growing influence of the strait-laced interpretation of Islam propagated through 'Wahhabism'.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
LCA Tejas gets FOC for induction into IAF
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) India's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas got the final operational clearance (FOC) from military aviation regulator Cemilac for induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF) as a weaponised fighter jet in its operational fleet, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Asees Chadha denied bail, moves sessions court
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Asees Singh Chadha, a 19-year-old nephew of the late Ponty Chadha of the Wave Group, who allegedly killed a 51-year-old woman from Turkmenistan here on Monday, failed to get bail on Wednesday from a city court which rejected his application.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Sri Lanka's first satellite set for April launch
Colombo, Feb 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka will launch its first satellite into space in April, marking its entry into the space age, said an official here on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Science/Tech
Pulwama exposes rising e-jehad in Valley
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Pulwama attack has brought the focus on the rapidly spreading radicalization through internet in the Valley which is inspiring the youth to adopt global terrorist practices such as suicide bombing.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
Kochi footwear warehouse fire doused
Kochi, Feb 20 (IANS) It took 20 fire tenders over five hours to douse a fire that engulfed a showroom-cum-warehouse of a premier footwear company, here on Wednesday. There were no casualties.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Kerala CPI-M leader sent to police custody in murder case
Kasargode (Kerala), Feb 20 (IANS) A Kerala court on Wednesday sent CPI-M leader A. Peethamabaran, accused in the murder of two Youth Congress workers in the Kasargode district on Sunday, to 7-day police custody.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
No scandal in Rafale deal: Dassault CEO
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Dassault Aviation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Trappier on Wednesday said that there was "no scandal" in the 36 Rafale fighter aircraft deal between India and France and added that if India needed more jets, his firm would be happy to deliver them.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Common heartburn drug linked to kidney disease risk
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Intake of widely prescribed drugs to neutralise stomach acid by people with heartburn or stomach ulcers could be associated with increased risk of kidney disease, warns a study of over 40,000 patients.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
HC declines to declare Gumti of Shaikh Alia as monument of national importance
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking to declare the Gumti of Shaikh Ali as a monument of national importance observing that it has lost its originality.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Rights activists rally attacked in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Members of a Kolkata-based civil rights body were allegedly attacked and manhandled by some people while they were holding an "anti-war rally" here on Wednesday, the organisation said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Japan court orders compensation for Fukushima nuclear crisis evacuees
Tokyo, Feb 20 (IANS) A court in Japan on Wednesday ordered the government and the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to pay damages to those affected by the disaster in 2011.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Japan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Putin warns US over deploying missiles in European nations
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he would deploy missiles capable of striking the US if Washington decides to station missiles in European nations within striking distance of Russia.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
How much do Sunburn promoters owe Goa exchequer, asks HC
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Goa Chief Secretary seeking to know the due amount owed to the state government by Percept Limit, an event management agency which hosts 'Sunburn', a popular electronic dance festival.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
Pakistan bus made to drive over flag in Punjab
Amritsar, Feb 20 (IANS) In a unique protest on Wednesday, a Pakistani bus was made to drive over the country's flag on a highway near Amritsar to show anger against the army and its government for supporting terrorist activities in India.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diplomacy
PISA will help India move to competency-based learning: top OECD official (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The rote-based learning dominant in Indian schools has to be replaced with a competency-based one and PISA will help India do just that, says the top OECD official who signed an agreement with the Indian government last month allowing its students' entry into the Programme for International Student Assessment or PISA in 2021.
2019-02-20
Category: International, India,National,Education,Politics
3 lawmakers quit Conservative Party to join breakaway group
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Three lawmakers from the UK's ruling Conservative Party have resigned to join an independent group founded by former Labour MPs, according to a statement made public on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
SC seeks Centre's response on using NCEEF Fund for providing seeder machines to farmers
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to respond to the plea that a part of Rs 75,000 crore available with it under the National Clean Energy and Environment Fund (NCEEF) be utilised for the purchase of Turbo Happy Seeder machines for farmers for cutting standing paddy stubble as an alternate to stubble burning.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Domestic air passenger traffic up 9% in January
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic increased 9.10 per cent on a year-on-year basis in January 2019, official data showed on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PSL gets new production & event partners
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Left in the lurch after IMG-Reliance pulled out as producers and logistics support providers, Blitz and Trans Group have stepped in and have extended a lifeline to the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
IPL: Powerhouse CSK aim to continue domination
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) After facing a two-year ban due to betting activities of its top officials, star-studded Chennai Super Kings made a roaring comeback in the 10th edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) last year and will be aiming to maintain the same momentum in the 2019 edition of the cash rich tournament.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
World Bank team touring Himachal for developing waste management strategies
Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will collaborate with the World Bank and the Korea Green Growth Trust Fund for developing agro climatic zone-based municipal solid waste management strategies, a state government official said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Crores of Indians want Ayodhya verdict 'sooner than later': BJP
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) Crores of Indians believe the judiciary should appreciate their urgency for a quicker verdict on the Ayodhya dispute, Bharatiya Janata Party national Vice President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Tata Motors betting big on electric buses
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) After bagging 255 e-buses' orders from six state transport undertakings (STUs) under the first phase of incentive scheme for electric vehicles in public transport, Tata Motors is betting big on the segment, said an official here on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
GST Council on Sunday may consider relief for housing sector
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The GST Council, which met briefly through video-conference on Wednesday extended the deadline for filing of 3B returns by two days, will meet again on Sunday to take up issues related to the real estate sector.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
'Alliance with PMK gives AIADMK a booster dose for TN bypolls'
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) The electoral pact between Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK and the PMK is a booster dose to the former in the bypolls for 21 assembly constituencies expected to be held along with the Lok Sabha polls, say political analysts.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Government to infuse Rs 48,239 crore into 12 PSBs to help them avoid PCA
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The government has approved a Rs 48,239 crore recapitalisation plan for 12 public sector banks (PSBs), including the fraud-hit Punjab National Bank (PNB), to help them avoid and come out of the prompt corrective action (PCA) framework.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'Milan Talkies' will not release in Pakistan: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia says his forthcoming film "Milan Talkies" will not release in Pakistan.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Odisha govt disrespecting freedom fighters: Yogi
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said the Odisha government is disrespecting freedom fighters by not providing land for a Paika Rebellion memorial at Barunei proposed by the Central government.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Saudi Arabia sees global oil market rebalancing by April
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Both OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers hope that the global crude market will get balanced by coming April following the latest production cuts being implemented since last month, Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Congress, DMK to seal Lok Sabha poll pact
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) The DMK and the Congress on Wednesday said they have finalized an agreement to jointly contest the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
ABB chief meets Fadnavis to forge AI partnership
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) ABB Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Spiesshofer met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here on Wednesday to discuss how a partnership could be created to deploy Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digitalisation technologies for the state.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Sensex ends losing streak, ends 403 points higher
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) A slight ease in crude oil prices along with value buying and a strong rupee aided the benchmark Sensex to snap its longest consecutive sessions fall in the last eight years on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NIA takes over Pulwama terror attack probe, chief visits attack site
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a fresh case and begun its probe in the February 14 terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama in which 40 troopers were killed, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
President to visit Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh on Thursday and Friday, an official statement said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Zebi acquires Bengaluru-based Blockchain startup Element42
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Global Blockchain company Zebi on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Bengaluru-based start-up Element42 for an undisclosed sum.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
Taj Mahotsava fails to draw foreign tourists
Agra, Feb 20 (IANS) Has the annual Taj Mahotsava helped promote tourism in Agra? Tourism industry leaders and hoteliers say the ten-day cultural extravaganza has been reduced to a local "Mela-Tamasha."
2019-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Metal stocks to look up as corrective phase ends: Report
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Attractive valuations may lead a rally in metal stocks, showed a technical analysis report on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian women 28% less likely than men to own a mobile phone: GSMA
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Women in India are 28 per cent less likely than men to own a mobile phone and 56 per cent less likely than men to use mobile Internet, a new report by GSM Association (GSMA) said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Microsoft expands protection tool for European democratic institutions
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) To protect democratic institutions from hacking attacks ahead of the elections to the European Parliament in May, Microsoft on Wednesday announced the expansion of its AccountGuard programme to 12 more European markets, including France, Germany and Spain.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
India needs 2,300 civil aircraft by 2040: Prabhu
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) As India races to be the front-runner in the civil aviation sector, the country would need 2,300 new planes over the next 20 years, said Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
3-day fest on Gandhian philosophy to open on Friday
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Plays, readings, performances, cinema and discussions will mark the upcoming three-day festival themed on the life and ideology of Mahatma Gandhi. The event will open on Friday at the India International Centre (IIC) here.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
British-Bangladeshi IS bride stripped of UK citizenship
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Shamima Begum, a British teenager of Bangladeshi descent who ran away in 2015 to become an Islamic State (IS) jihadi bride, has been stripped of her UK citizenship, a move she called "unjust" and "hard to swallow".
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Terrorism
Tata Motors betting big on electric buses
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) After bagging 255 e-buses' orders from six state transport undertakings (STUs) under the first phase of incentive scheme for electric vehicles in public transport, Tata Motors is betting big on the segment, said an official here on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Boost HPV screening, vaccines to end cervical cancer from India by 2070
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) Human papillomavirus (HPV) screening and vaccination must be taken up on a war footing in countries like India to prevent 15 million cervical cancer deaths among women by 2050, a Lancet research said.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Adnan Sami to 'jam' with fans
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Popular singer Adnan Sami is going to engage with his fans through a digital activity, "Jam With Me", which will begin from Thursday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jharkhand speaker dismisses disqualification plea against six MLAs
Ranchi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Jharkhand Assembly speaker here on Wednesday dismissed the petition seeking disqualification of six legislators who had defected to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P).
2019-02-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Modi has special focus for development of Arunachal: Governor
Itanagar, Feb 20 (IANS) The Narendra Modi-led Central government has a special focus and consideration for the development of Arunanchal Pradesh, Governor Brig. B.D. Mishra (retd) said on Wednesday as the northeastern border state celebrated its 33rd statehood day.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
AAP MLA Jarwal convicted in 2013 rioting case
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A Delhi Court has convicted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Prakash Jarwal and two others in a 2013 rioting and unlawful assembly case.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Renowned Hindi author Namwar Singh dies at 92, nation mourns
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Marking the end of an era, Hindi literary stalwart, poet and critic Namwar Singh passed away on Tuesday night at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here following a month-long illness. He was 92.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books,Politics
India, Saudi Arabia agree on need to exert pressure on countries backing terror
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the Pulwama terror attack, India and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday said there was a need to exert "all possible pressure" on countries which extend any kind of support to terror activities as they agreed for biennial summit meetings and formation of the Strategic Partnership Council.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics,Terrorism
GST Council to meet on Sunday, consider housing relief
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The GST Council, which met briefly through video-conference on Wednesday, will next be meeting on Sunday to take up real estate issues.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Britain to extend drone no-fly zones around airports in March
London, Feb 20 (IANS) No-fly zones for drones near British airports will be expanded to 5 km (3.106 miles) from 1 km in March, officials said on Wednesday, to avoid disruptions like the recent grounding of flights at Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security
Airbus opens pilot training centre in Gurugram
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Global aerospace major Airbus on Wednesday opened its training centre for commercial pilots and maintenance engineers at Haryana's Gurugram in the National Capital Region (NCR).
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Ambrose impresses in dance video
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Former West Indies pacer Curtly Ambrose, one of the top fast bowlers in the world during his prime, is creating waves on the dance floor.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Two held for Rs 141-cr GST scam in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, Feb 20 (IANS) The Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence in Chhattisgarh has detected a fraud of Rs 141 crore, said officials. Two persons have also been arrested in this connection.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parties spreading hatred, indulging in shameless politics: Mamata
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Wednesday accused certain political parties and people holding constitutional positions in the country of rumour-mongering and spreading hatred in the society, and termed it "shameless politics".
2019-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
NIA takes over Pulwama terror attack probe
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case and is launching a fresh probe into the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama in which 40 troopers were killed on February 14.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh celebrate Statehood Day
Aizawl, Feb 20 (IANS) The northeastern states Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday observed their Statehood Day with numerous cultural events and sports meets.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Authentic is what I aspire to be: 'Andhadhun' actor
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Rashmi Agdekar says the biggest challenge in her career is not "really trying to fit" in. "I think the biggest challenge for me is not really trying to fit in. Authentic is what I aspire to be," Rashmi told IANS.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP leader wants case against KCR for no woman in cabinet
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) BJP leader G. Kishan Reddy on Wednesday demanded SHE Teams of Hyderabad Police to book Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao for not giving representation to women in his cabinet.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Less visibility reduced my fan base: Gautam Gulati
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Gautam Gulati developed a strong fan base and became popular with his stint in TV reality show "Bigg Boss 8" in 2014. But after that, he was not seen much on-screen apart from movies like "Azhar" and "Behen Hogi Teri".
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Vadra questioned for over 3 hours in money laundering case
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, was on Wednesday questioned for over three hours by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Business/Economy
RBI Governor to meet bank CEOs on Thursday on rate transmission
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das will meet PSU and private sector banks CEOs and MDs on Thursday to discuss rate transmission and persuade them to pass on the advantages after taking note of the non-passing of the benefits of lower interest rates to the consumers following a key policy rate cut by it recently.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Japan to provide Pakistan $10.6mn for fight against malnutrition
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) The Japanese government has announced a grant assistance of $10.6 million for Pakistan to fight malnutrition, improve livelihood and increase resilience to natural disasters in its provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Death penalty to culprit who raped 3-year-old girl
Ranchi, Feb 20 (IANS) A court on Wednesday awarded death sentence to a person who was found guilty of raping and killing a three-year-old girl in Jharkhand's Gumla district.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab seeks Britain's apology on Jallianwala Bagh massacre
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) As we approach the centenary year of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar, in which hundreds of innocent people were killed by the British forces, the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution to mount pressure on the Centre for seeking a formal apology from the British government "for one of the worst ever bloodbaths in the world".
2019-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Politics
No prepared Oscar speech for Richard E. Grant
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Richard E. Grant says he doesnt have an Oscar speech prepared.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
We are with you: Rahul, Priyanka tell CRPF trooper's family
Shamli (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi and General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday met the family of Amit Kumar who was among the 40 CRPF troopers killed by a suicide bomber in Kashmir and pledged to stand by the family.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Terrorism
Odisha needs double engine growth: UP CM
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday called for Odisha's support in the upcoming elections to ensure "double engine" growth with BJP governments in the Centre and the state.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
AAP stages walkout from Punjab Assembly
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) The opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs on Wednesday staged a walkout from the Punjab Assembly on the issue of there being a large number of proclaimed offenders in the state.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Restoring dialogue fitting tribute to Namwar Singh: Rahul
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday called the death of celebrated Hindi author Namwar Singh as end of an era and said restoring dialogue in the country will be the true tribute to him.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Politics
Narayani makes debut in supernatural thriller space
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Narayani Shastri has taken up her first supernatural thriller TV show.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
It's a personal choice: Saumya Tandon on #CashForTweet
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) "Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain" actress Saumya Tandon, one of the four celebrities who refused to tweet in support of a political party in exchange for money as part of a sting operation, says it is a "personal choice" if a person agrees to do it.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Triple talaq ordinance anti-minority: Akhilesh
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday slammed the Modi government for approving an ordinance for a third time to make triple talaq a law.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Services unaffected in Northeast due to BSNL employees' strike
Agartala, Feb 20 (IANS) BSNL authorities said on Wednesday that its services in the Northeast remained unaffected amid a three-day nationwide strike called by the employees of the telecom major.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy
Pakistan government spokesperson's personal Twitter account suspended
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Twitter has suspended the personal account of Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Technology
9 lakh classrooms to have digital blackboards by 2022: Javadekar
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Human Resource Development Ministry on Wednesday launched Operation Digital Blackboard, under which nine lakh classrooms in schools and colleges across the country will be equipped with digital facilities for teaching by 2022.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Airbnb wants to encourage home sharing
Melbourne, Feb 20 (IANS) Airbnb, a privately-held global company that operates hospitality facilities, has plans to encourage more people in India to know the benefits of home sharing and make them opt for the home-sharing platform.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Business/Economy
Exercise can help you counter effects of jet lag, shift-based work
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Finding it hard to cope with jet lag, shift-based work? Doing some excercise can shift the human body clock and help you adjust to the shifted schedules, suggests new research.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Meghalaya's UDP cuts ties with BJP-led NEDA
Shillong, Feb 20 (IANS) The United Democratic Party (UDP), Meghalaya's main regional political party, on Wednesday announced that it has snapped ties with the BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) over the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Woman intruder from Pakistan shot, injured by BSF in Punjab
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) A young woman intruder from Pakistan was shot at and injured by Border Security Force (BSF) troopers in the Dera Baba Nanak sector of Punjab's Gurdaspur district on Wednesday morning.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Aramco positive about Maharashtra refinery project: CEO
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's national oil company Aramco is positive about the $44 billion refinery it is setting up in Maharashtra and looks to further expand its footprint in India in partnership with the country's private sector.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Business/Economy
Will ensure positive app experience for users in India: TikTok
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Popular video-sharing platform TikTok, owned by Chinese tech company ByteDance, on Wednesday said the company was committed to maintaining a safe and positive in-app environment for its users in India.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Aero India takes off with dazzling flying display
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) The 12th edition of the biennial Aero India 2019 air show took off on Wednesday with a dazzling flying display of military and civilian aircraft at the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Yelahanka base here.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Myanmar woman with drugs held in Manipur
Imphal, Feb 20 (IANS) A 35-year-old tribal woman from Myanmar was detained at Moreh, Manipur's border town, along with 1.817 kg of high-quality brown sugar on Wednesday morning.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
8th MP quits UK's Labour Party over racism
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Joan Ryan has become the eighth Labour MP to resign and join a breakaway group, claiming the UK's main opposition party has become "infected with the scourge of anti-Jewish racism", the media reported on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
DMK, Congress seal pact for LS elections
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) The DMK and the Congress on Wednesday said they have finalized an agreement to jointly contest the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Record number of women take part in Attukal Pongala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) A record number of four million women are taking part in the famed Attukal Pongala festival here in Kerala on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Truecaller crosses 100 mn daily users mark in India
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Swedish caller identification app Truecaller on Wednesday announced that the platform has crossed the 100 million mark in terms of daily active users in India.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Priyanka, Rahul halt at UP 'dhaba'
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi and her brother and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday went to a roadside dhaba in Kairana in Uttar Pradesh while on their way to meet the family of a CRPF trooper killed by a suicide bomber in Kashmir.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
GST Council meeting deferred till Feb 24
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday adjourned the 33rd GST Council meeting midway to continue on Sunday considering the major disagreement on issues related to tax rates in real estate and lottery.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Trump urges India, Pakistan to 'get along'
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has urged India and Pakistan to "get along" in the wake of Jammu and Kashmir suicide bombing and said that his country will respond on the issue at an "appropriate time".
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Pulwama attack: Indian envoys to Pakistan, US meet Rajnath
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India's High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria and Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
On its maiden flight, India's SSLV will carry two defence satellites
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) The Indian space agency will fly two small defence satellites in July/August on its new rocket --now known as Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) - said a top official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
2019-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Science/Tech,Technology
India at inflection point in Artificial Intelligence adoption: Microsoft
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) There has been a spurt in the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) across industries in India and cloud infrastructure and rapid deployment of intelligent Cloud services will further drive AI adoption in the country, Microsoft India said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India, Saudi Arabia agree on need to exert pressure on countries backing terror
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday said that there was a need to exert "all possible pressure" on countries which extend any kind of support to terror activities.
2019-02-20
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Second time in 12 months, Maharashtra farmers launch 'long march'
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) For the second time in 12 months, over 50,000 farmers embarked on a nine-day-long 'Kisan Long March-2' from Nashik to Mumbai to protest against what they termed a "betrayal" of the peasantry by the BJP governments in the state and the Centre.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Vivo launches V15 Pro with pop-up selfie camera in India
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone brand Vivo on Wednesday launched its new flagship V15 Pro in India for Rs 28,990 that comes with a pop-up selfie camera.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Two Catholic church cardinals urge end of 'homosexual agenda'
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Two prominent Roman Catholic Church cardinals have called for an end to the "plague of the homosexual agenda", urging bishops to end their complicity and silence over cases of sexual abuse.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Religion
Citizen scientist finds ancient white dwarf star with puzzling rings
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) A citizen scientist working for NASA has found the oldest and coldest known white dwarf - an Earth-sized remnant of a Sun-like star that has died - ringed by dust and debris.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Ryan Adams' guitarist urges musician to get help
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Grammy-nominated musician Ryan Adams' guitarist Todd Wisenbaker has urged Adams to get help after the musician was accused of emotional abuse and sexual misconduct by several women.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump publicly attacked Russia probe over 1,100 times
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has publicly attacked the ongoing probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to The New York Times.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Yogita talks about challenges of playing young mother
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Yogita Bihani, 23, says it was challenging to play a mother in her debut TV show.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
I can't handle horror: Sayani Gupta
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Sayani Gupta is not a fan of the horror genre, and says it took a lot of convincing to get her to say 'yes' to supernatural thriller "Darkness Visible".
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Major fire engulfs footwear showroom in Kochi
Kochi, Feb 20 (IANS) A massive fire engulfed a showroom-cum-godown of a premier footwear company here in Kerala on Wednesday. No casualties have been reported.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Veteran coach Irfan Ansari banned from cricket for 10 years
Dubai, Feb 20 (IANS) United Arab Emirates-based veteran coach Irfan Ansari has been banned from all forms of cricket for 10 years after he was found guilty of breaching three counts of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Code, it was announced on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Jussie Smollet's role in 'Empire' slashed
Chicago, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Jussie Smollet's role in TV drama "Empire" has been slashed in the wake of the news that he staged his alleged homophobic attack.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India will provide power to citizens at affordable cost: President
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India is committed to provide power to all citizens at affordable cost as well as boost the national economy through an industrial revolution, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
Kaluuya, Stanfield might work on film on Black Panther Party leader
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Actors Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield are in negotiations to star in the historical drama "Jesus Was My Homeboy", about Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Congress questions Modi's move to personally receive Saudi Prince
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to personally receive Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who praised Pakistans "anti-terror" efforts and asked if it was Modis way of honouring the CRPF troopers killed by a suicide bomber in Kashmir.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Emma Thompson walks out of 'Luck'
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Emma Thompson has dropped out of new animated movie "Luck" because she didn't want to work with John Lasseter after his sexual harassment scandal.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Artist finds art in 'peeled-off walls', to exhibit in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) While art may refer to beautiful landscapes for most, contemporary artist Shahanshah Mittal enriches his art with visuals of dilapidated walls, peeled-off plaster, and placeholder text used in graphic design.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sugar production till mid-February up by 7.73%
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Sugar production in the country has increased by 7.73 per cent year-on-year to 21.93 million tonne till February 15 but overall output at the end of the season would be lower than the previous year, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Pressure on Kenya to win Africa Nations meet: coach
Nairobi, Feb 20 (IANS) Pressure is on Kenya to qualify for its first ever Africa Nations Championships, and head coach Sebastien Migne is relishing the prospect of hitting two birds with one stone.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
IL&FS probe: ED registers case, carries out raids at 6 places
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday carried out searches at six places in multiple cities in connection with a case of money laundering it registered against the former Chairman and directors of the IL&FS, officials said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Government must act against cow vigilantes: Human Rights Watch
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) The Indian government should prevent and prosecute mob violence by vigilante groups targeting minorities in the name of so-called cow protection, Human Rights Watch has said.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lockheed Martin pitches for India order with new fighter
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Eyeing an Indian order, US aerospace major Lockheed Martin on Wednesday showcased its F-21 multirole fighter that it says is configured for the IAF.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Ericsson to deploy 5G-ready LTE equipment for Vodafone Idea
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Ericsson on Wednesday said it would deploy 5G-ready LTE equipment for Vodafone Idea's network in eight circles across India.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Full self-driving Tesla car coming soon, says Musk
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) In yet another bold statement, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that the company's full self-driving feature will be completed by the end of this year.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Indian envoys to Pakistan, US meet Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India's High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria and India's Ambassador to the US, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, on Wednesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh here.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Lyon stymie Barça in 1st leg of Champions League tie
Lyon, Feb 20 (IANS) Favourites Barcelona were held 0-0 by Olympique Lyon in the first leg of their Champions League knockout stage tie.
2019-02-20
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Russian hackers can infiltrate your system in 19 minutes: Report
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Russian-backed hackers take less than 19 minutes to move within a network that they have compromised, enabling them to achieve their objectives way faster than other state-sponsored groups, according to a new report from US-based cubersecurity firm CrowdStrike.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Munn says Ratner called her before making public apology
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Olivia Munn, who accused director Brett Ratner of sexually harassing her, says he has apologised to her.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Melgar defeat Caracas 2-0 in third round of Copa Libertadores
Lima, Feb 20 (IANS) Peru's Melgar defeated Venezuela's Caracas 2-0 in the Copa Libertadores' first leg of round three match played here.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
YouTube revamps Strike rules, intensifies punitive action
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube has revamped its community guidelines and after almost a decade, updated its Strike rules.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Dancing for me is a small part of acting: Arshad Warsi
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Arshad Warsi, who has worked as a choreographer for stage shows and for the 1993 film "Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja", says dancing for him is a small part of acting. He primarily wants to be known as an actor who can dance.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lady Gaga ends her engagement to Christian Carino
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Singer-actress Lady Gaga has called off her engagement to fiance Christian Carino.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
White House plans to cancel federal funds for California rail line
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) The White House has said that it plans to cancel about $929 million in federal grant money for California's high-speed rail project and announced that it would seek a return of $2.5 billion in funds that were already allocated for the project.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Three of family killed in Delhi road accident
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) At least three members of a family were killed and an infant critically injured after a speeding dumper overturned on a car early on Wednesday here, a police officer said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Grant full statehood to Delhi: Kejriwal to Modi
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant full statehood status to Delhi.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nuts can keep diabetics' heart healthy
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Eating a handful of nuts daily, particularly tree nuts, may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among people with Type-2 diabetes, associated with an increased risk for high cholesterol, heart disease and stroke, say researchers, including one of Indian origin.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Residents face problem as water supply hit in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Residents in Chandigarh complained about water shortage as water supply in the union territory (UT) continue to be hit for the third day on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
HC asks Delhi government to consider Chautala plea for release
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi government to consider former Haryana Chief Minister O.P. Chautala's plea seeking his release from the Tihar Central Jail here under the special remission granted to males above 60 years.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Delhi-6' was a film with soul, poignant message: Abhishek Bachchan
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) As 'Delhi-6' clocked 10 years of its release in the Hindi film industry on Wednesday, actor Abhishek Bachchan said the film has a heart, soul and a poignant message.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Never use Armaan as my go-to singer: Amaal Mallik
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Singer-composer Amaal Mallik, who often collaborates with his brother Armaan Malik, says he has no room for brotherhood over music.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aero India takes off with dazzling flying display in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) The 12th edition of the biennial Aero India 2019 air show took off on Wednesday with a dazzling flying display of aircraft at the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Yelahanka base here.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Five killed as car, truck collide in Haryana
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) At least five people, including a woman and two children, were killed when a car collided with a speeding truck in Haryana's Jhajjar district on Wednesday morning, police said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kabir Sadanand toys with vertical format for web series
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Director Kabir Sadanand has shot the forthcoming second season of web series "Virgin Woman Diaries" both on vertical and landscape formats. He says vertical videos are the future.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
SC directs RCOM to pay Ericsson Rs 550 cr with interest
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Reliance Communications to pay Rs 453 crore to Ericsson India within four weeks failing which its chairman will have to undergo a three-month sentence.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Aero India: IAF honours slain Surya Kiran pilot with 'missing man' formation
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets flew in a "missing man" formation at the inauguration of the Aero India 2019 here on Wednesday as a mark of respect to Surya Kiran aerobatics team pilot Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi, who was killed in a mid-air collision a day ago while practicing for the air show.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
To dissolve the assembly or not, that is the question for the Goa BJP
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) The death of former Deputy Chief Minister and incumbent BJP MLA Francis D'Souza and the continuing ill-health of two BJP MLAs, including Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, queered the legislative arithmetic for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and rekindled the debate on the assembly's dissolution.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Weinstein issues 'strange' denial to Gwyneth Paltrow's story
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced Hollywood mogul arrested on rape charges last May, has responded to a story on actress Gwyneth Paltrow's "Shakespeare in Love" casting story.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Hollywood
Kelsey Grammer wants civility after backlash over Trump support
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Kelsey Grammer has urged critics to be reasonable when talking about his political beliefs after his vocal support for US President Donald Trump turned him into a target for ridicule on social media.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
After Samsung, Apple, Microsoft shows interest in foldable device
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) After Samsung and Apple, Microsoft seems to be inclined towards developing a foldable device, the media reported.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Renowned Hindi writer Namwar Singh mourned
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Leaders from across the political spectrum, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday condoled the demise of renowned Hindi author and critic Namwar Singh.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Politics
MRF workers strike continue in Chennai
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) The worker's strike at tyre major MRF Ltd's factory here demanding the removal of CCTV cameras and early settlement of wage revision, continued on Wednesday for the 13th consecutive day.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Winds of change in Delhi government schools
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Schools rum by Delhi government have had a makeover which few thought was possible.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Heads, hands and hearts: How 'Globotics' will change worklife (Book Review)
Book: The Globotics Upheaval-Globalization, Robotics and the Future of Work; Author: Richard Baldwin; Publisher: Orion/Hachette India; Pages: 292; Price: Rs 699
2019-02-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
RSS-affiliated school to come up in Amar Singh's UP property
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh's parental property in Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh will soon have a school run by an organisation affiliated to the Rashtrya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), the former Samajwadi leader said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Champions League: Liverpool hold Bayern in 1st leg
Liverpool, Feb 20 (IANS) Bayern Munich needed all their Champions League experience to achieve a goal-less draw against Liverpool here as both teams failed to score in the first leg of their last 16 match.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Curfew relaxation in Jammu extended
Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) In response to the overall improvement in the law and order situation in the Jammu district on Wednesday, authorities have decided to extend the curfew relaxation till 1 p.m., which was initially only till 11 a.m.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Favourites eliminated in first round of Rio Open
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 20 (IANS) Canadian tennis player Felix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the second round of the Rio de Janeiro Open after winning 6-2, 6-3 against second seed Fabio Fognini of Italy.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Tennis
Vadra appears for ED questioning in money laundering case
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Robert Vadra, who skipped the Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioning a day ago citing poor health on Wednesday deposed before the agency in connection with a money laundering case.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Business/Economy
Kovind, Modi, Rahul greet Arunachal, Mizoram on Statehood Day
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday greeted the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram on their Statehood Day.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google announces new web domain for developers
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Google has announced a brand new top level domain (TLD) dedicated to developers to allow them to build communities, learn newer technologies and showcase their projects with the new domain name.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
This is how Twitter Ads Transparency Centre will work in India
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) As India gears up for the coming general election, Twitter has announced to bring its Ads Transparency Centre to India on March 11 that allows everyone to view political ads with details like ad spend and targeting demographics.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Light rains lash parts of Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Parts of the city and the National Capital Region on Wednesday received light rains, with the weather office predicting thunderstorm with hail later in the day.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Saudi Crown Prince receives ceremonial welcome
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is on his first state visit to India, on Wednesday received a ceremonial welcome by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
UN human rights chief wants Pulwama attackers brought to justice
United Nations, Feb 20 (IANS) UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michele Bachelet has called for bringing those responsible for the Pulwama terrorist attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers, to justice.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Judge me, but don't judge my kids: Ajay Devgn
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Much like the children of other Bollywood celebrities, actor Ajay Devgn and Kajols 15-year-old daughter Nysa and 8-year-old son Yug, get a lot of media attention and are often targeted by social media trolls.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Guterres calls for calming tension; Islamabad envoy meets UN leaders
United Nations, Feb 20 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for de-escalating the tense situation in the subcontinent following the terrorist attack in Pulwama that killed 40 Indian security personnel.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
UN asks for escorts for military observers in Kashmir after Pakistan flag incident
United Nations, Feb 20 (IANS) The UN has asked the Indian government for additional escorts for its military observers in Kashmir after one of its vehicles was stopped by a group of protesters in Jammu, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Mild tremors in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Mild tremors were felt in the national capital region on Wednesday when an earthquake of magnitude 4.0 on the Richter scale struck in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat district, the Met said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
US lawmakers question Facebook on privacy of health groups
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) A day after Facebook was accused of exposing sensitive health data of its users in "closed" groups, US lawmakers have written a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking him to brief them about the latest privacy concerns.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US teenager sues The Washington Post for 'compensatory, punitive damages'
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) A US teenager who was seen in a controversial video where he taunted a Native American elder, has sued The Washington Post for "compensatory and punitive damages".
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Moderate rain, snow likely in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Moderate rain and snow is forecast for Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday as the minimum temperature here settled above the freezing point.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
British-Bangladeshi IS bride to lose UK citizenship
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Shamima Begum, a British teenager of Bangladeshi descent who ran awayin 2015 to become an Islamic State (IS) jihadi bride, will be stripped of her UK citizenship, her family lawyer said.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Markets open on positive note
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Curfew relaxed in Jammu district for 3 hours
Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) Curfew was relaxed in Jammu district for three hours on Wednesday, District Magistrate Ramesh Kumar said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Chinese 'Queen of Ivory' jailed in Tanzania for 15 years
Dodoma, Feb 20 (IANS) A Chinese woman, nicknamed the "Queen of Ivory" and thought to be one of Africa's most notorious traffickers, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in Tanzania, authorities told CNN.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Tanzania,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Rain, snow likely in Himachal
Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is likely to receive moderate to heavy rain and snowfall in the next two days, a weather official said on Wednesday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Burberry apologises for hoodie with noose
London, Feb 20 (IANS) British luxury fashion house, Burberry, has apologised for showcasing a hoodie that featured a noose around the neck during its show at the recently concluded London Fashion Week.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Curfew temporarily relaxed in Jammu
Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) Authorities have temporarily relaxed the ongoing curfew in Jammu for a few hours on Wednesday, police said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Renowned Hindi author Namwar Singh dead
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Renowned Hindi author and critic Namwar Singh, a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, has died here, his family members said on Wednesday. He was 92.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Landslides halt traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway
Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) Traffic was halted on Wednesday on the Jammu-Srinagar highway due to landslides.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
Trump orders Pentagon to draft space force legislation
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump signed a directive on Tuesday that directs the Pentagon to draft legislation on creating a US Space Force.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Science/Tech
UN urges India, Pakistan to defuse tensions
United Nations, Feb 20 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to exercise "maximum restraint" and offered to mediate in the face of rising tensions following the attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Kashmir
Venezuelan congress authorizes entry of humanitarian aid
Caracas, Feb 20 (IANS) Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly voted on Tuesday to authorise the entry of humanitarian aid from the US and other countries that President Nicolas Maduro's government refuses to accept.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Venezuela,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
White House moves forward with wall funding despite lawsuits
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) The White House is moving forward with plans to shift existing federal funds to pay for construction of a wall on the southern border, a senior administration official said.
2019-02-20
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Google to acquire cloud migration platform Alooma
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Google on Tuesday announced that it will acquire Silicon Valley data migration company Alooma to grow its cloud business service in its latest efforts to compete with its rivals Amazon and Microsoft.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Venezuelan military brass dismiss ultimatum from Trump
Caracas, Feb 20 (IANS) The Venezuelan military reaffirmed on Tuesday its loyalty to Nicolas Maduro in the face of US President Donald Trump's threat that the generals and admirals will "lose everything" if they do not switch their allegiance to self-proclaimed interim head of state Juan Guaido.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Venezuela,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Mexico urges US to do more to discourage drug use
Mexico City, Feb 20 (IANS) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday said he plans to ask the US to promote a campaign against drug use among young people, insisting that demand from Americans enriches the cartels in the Aztec nation.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rahul appoints secretaries to assist Priyanka, Scindia in UP
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) As part of efforts to ramp up the party organisation in Uttar Pradesh ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday appointed six AICC secretaries to assist party general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Jyotiraditya Scindia.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengali singer Pratik Choudhury passes away at 55
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Bengali singer Pratik Choudhury on Tuesday passed away at a City hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest, family members said.
2019-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
India, Spain express support for rules-based free trade, multilateralism
Madrid, Feb 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Spanish counterpart Josep Borrell on Tuesday agreed, following a bilateral meeting in the Spanish capital, that both countries supported the promotion of multilateralism and a rules-based concept of free trade.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Spain,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Meghalaya Congress women chief demands recall of Governor Roy
Shillong, Feb 20 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Tuesday supported a call for boycott of "everything Kashmiri" following the terror attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF troopers on Thursday.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Kashmir,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pakistan welcomes economic lifeline from Saudi
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan hopes to apply oil to its stuttering economy in the form of a $20 billion investment pledged by the Saudi crown prince during his visit to the south Asian nation, where he was received with pomp and ceremony.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Union Cabinet takes 23 decisions, CCEA five ahead of polls' announcement
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) With Election Commission expected to announce the schedule of Lok Sabha elections in the first week of March, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday took 23 decisions and the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved five proposals which will benefit various sections including Central government employees and farmers.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Italian Senate to vote within 60 days if Minister to face trial in migrant case
Rome, Feb 20 (IANS/AKI) After a committee of Italy's Senate on Tuesday blocked a request for hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini to stand trial over 177 migrants he left stranded off Sicily on a rescue ship for ten days last August, the full upper house of parliament will be called to vote on the issue within 60 days.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Cabinet nod to permanent body for welfare of denotified, nomadic tribes
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the constitution of a permanent welfare and development board for denotified, nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cabinet sanctions Rs 2,055 cr for Swadesh Darshan Scheme
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the continuation of the Swadesh Darshan Scheme during the extent of 14th Finance Commission - ending in 2020 -and beyond, sanctioning Rs 2,055 crore for 60 projects under the scheme to be completed by December 2019.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Italy hopes Brexit won't be 'brutal': Foreign Minister
Brussels, Feb 20 (IANS/AKI) Britain's planned exit from the European Union next month will hopefully not be "brutal" or "divisive" especially given the many Italians resident in the UK and Britons living in Italy, Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi said on Tuesday.
2019-02-20
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy
IRDAI issues draft guidelines for standard health product
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Insurance regulator IRDAI on Tuesday issued draft guidelines for standard health product by all insurers including general and health insurance businesses.
2019-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Vikram Solar commissions 200 MW solar project in Andhra Pradesh
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Solar solutions provider Vikram Solar on Tuesday announced it has commissioned a 200 megawatt (MW) solar power project for the Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Demographic changes in Assam, Bengal, J&K, Kerala aided rise of fundamentalist forces: Himanta
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) Indicating that the activities of fundamentalist forces are growing in Assam, state Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that major demographic changes in the state provided a fertile ground for the rise of these forces.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
US envoy tells Pakistan to end support to terror groups
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Condemning the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district that had left 40 CRPF troopers dead, US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster on Tuesday urged Pakistan to end support to terror groups operating on its soil.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Kashmiri businessmen in Goa beach village hold shutdown to protest Pulwama attack
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Nearly 250 Kashmiri businessmen, selling handicrafts, gemstones, carpets and other exotic articles in South Goa's Canacona, known for its beautiful beaches, shut down their stores on Tuesday to protest the Pulwama attack which killed 40 CRPF jawans.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Cabinet okays new rural livelihood scheme
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. on Tuesday approved the implementation of the National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP).
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
BJP government opts against ordinance on Citizenship bill
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Facing stiff opposition from its own allies in the northeast, the Modi government has opted against an ordinance on the Citizenship Amendment Bill even as it approved four other ordinances at a meeting of the Union Cabinet on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet approves new solar energy scheme for farmers
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved the launch of Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan with the objective of providing financial and water security to farmers.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Cabinet clears Phase-II of Ahemdabad Metro Rail Project
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved implementation of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves visa simplification agreement with South Africa
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the signing of agreement between India and South Africa on simplification of visa requirements for travel of citizens for purposes such as tourism and business.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Saudi Crown Prince arrives in India, Modi receives him
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday broke protocol to personally receive Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is on his first state visit to India, at the Palam airport here.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Cabinet clears fresh changes in companies law
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) To incentivize compliance with law and to extend greater Ease of Doing Business (EoDB), the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the promulgation of the Companies (Second Amendment) Ordinance 2019.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Will consider Congress offer to contest from Bhopal: Babulal Gaur
Bhopal, Feb 19 (IANS) Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and BJP leader Babulal Gaur on Tuesday said he is considering the Congress offer to contest the coming Lok Sabha polls on its ticket from Bhopal parliamentary constituency.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Cabinet nod to new company for commercial use of ISRO programmes
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday gave its approval for setting up a new company under the Department of Space, to commercially exploit the research and development work carried out by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Safran plans 36 million euros air engine part plant in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) French multinational Safran Aircraft Engines will set up a plant here with an investment of 36 million euros to make parts for the LEAP turbofan engine for CFM International.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Telangana cabinet expanded with induction of 10 ministers
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) After keeping everybody guessing for more than two months, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday expanded his cabinet by inducting 10 ministers but kept the key portfolios of finance and revenue with himself.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Stalin criticises PMK for alliance with AIADMK
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Tuesday criticised the PMK for signing an electoral alliance with Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Bikaner Collector's order against Pakistani nationals causes confusion
Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) The order issued by District Magistrate and Collector of Bikaner Kumarpal Gautam on Monday night, directing all Pakistan nationals to leave Bikaner within the next 48 hours, has triggered confusion in the district.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Cabinet clears reform to enhance domestic oil & gas exploration
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved a new policy framework on reforms in exploration and licensing (E&L) sector that aims to enhance domestic exploration and production of oil and gas by providing more attractive terms to investors.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
UK no longer preferred spot for Indian investment
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) THe UK is no longer a preferred market for Indian investment due to the uncertainty unleashed by the Brexit factor, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CCEA approves phase-II of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The government on Tuesday approved the Rs 11,814 crore phase-II of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Electronics policy targets $400 billion manufacturing revenue by 2025
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday passed the National Electronic Policy 2019 which targets $400 billion turnover by 2025 from domestic manufacturing, setting up cluster for the entire value chain and employing over 1 crore people directly or otherwise to achieve a growth rate of 32 per cent.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Cabinet clears ordinance to check unregulated deposit schemes
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the promulgation of the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance, 2019 to prevent chit fund scams and protect small investors.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Politics
Drug addiction helps anti-national forces: Modi
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged youth to stay away from drug addiction, saying that it not only adversely affected the mind and body but also helps anti-national forces.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Politics
Telangana CM calls for empowering states
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday called for empowering the states, saying the time has come for reinventing India by setting a development-centric national agenda and moving away from centralization.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Khadi and Gramodyog Vikas Yojana to continue till 2019-20: CCEA
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Tuesday approved the continuation of Khadi and Gramodyog Vikas Yojanas at a total cost of Rs 2,800 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Indian Coast Guard seizes 5 Sri Lankan fishing boats with 25 crewmen
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday said it had seized five Sri Lankan fishing boats which had a total of 25 crewmen.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Cabinet okays India-Morocco pact on academics
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Cabinet on Tuesday approved with retrospective effect an agreement between India and Morocco entered into to facilitate mutual recognition of academic qualifications.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Government relaxes captive coal policy norms to attract bidders
New delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In a bid to make the auction of coal mines attractive for power, cement and steel producers, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday allowed captive coal block allottee the flexibility to sell 25 per cent of the output in the open market on payment of additional premium.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Parrikar must go for revival of mining in Goa: Congress
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) If Goa is to find a lasting solution to the mining crisis, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has to go, state Congress president Girish Chodankar said here on Tuesday, blaming him for mismanagement of the mining sector, leading to ban.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Cabinet approves MoU between Korea and India
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved the proposal for signing an MoU between South Korea's National Police Agency and Ministry of Home Affairs on combating trans-national crime and for developing police cooperation.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Imran Khan's remarks on Pulwama attack shallow, diversionary: Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Tuesday Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khans demand for actionable intelligence on the Pulwama attack was a "diversionary" and "shallow" statement as the origin of crime was known and Indias security forces were confident of dealing with the situation.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UGC asks varsities to use recycled paper
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In a move towards inculcation of eco-friendly practices, the University Grants Commission (UGC) here on Tuesday asked the higher education institutions to promote use of recycled paper and not to make demand of certain kinds of papers in their tenders.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Angel tax exemption cap hiked, definition of startup widened
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In a two-pronged move to improve the fledgling startup eco-system, India on Tuesday raised the limit of angel tax exemption for startups, while revising the definition of such an enterprise.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
One member from every family should join armed forces: TMC MP
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Senior TMC leader and MP Abhishek Banerjee here on Tuesday called for a legislation to ensure that one member from every household joins the armed forces.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Boxer Nikhat wins gold at 70th Strandja International
Sofia, Feb 19 (IANS) Boxer Nikhat Zareen kicked off her 2019 season on a high note, winning the 51kg Gold at the 70th Strandja Memorial International tournament, here on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
Cabinet okays cadre review of group 'A' services in railways
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal for review of cadre of eight organised group 'A' services in railways, which was pending since 2012.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian armed forces ready for counter-attack: Sitharaman
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian armed forces are ready for counter-attack as their morale is high despite the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14, said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Cabinet okays revision in Mid Day Meal budget
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Tuesday approved a revision in the Mid-Day Meal Scheme, increasing the budget expenditure to Rs 12,054 Crore for 2019-20 from Rs 11,000 crore announced at the time of the budget.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Education,Politics
Cabinet approves Phase-2 of PM Awaas scheme
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the implementation of Phase-2 of the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G), under which the government has set a target of constructing 1.95 crore houses by 2022.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Apni Baat Rahul Ke Saath': Small business owners meet Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday held talks with small and micro business owners discussing the issues and problems faced by them and assured them of incorporating the issues in the party's manifesto.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Cabinet approves creation of secretary-level posts in fisheries department
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved one post of Secretary and another post of Joint Secretary in the newly created Department of Fisheries on a permanent basis.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ronaldo enjoying himself at Juventus, says Antic
Madrid, Feb 19 (IANS) Radomir Antic of Serbia, former coach of Spain's top teams Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona, said Cristiano Ronaldo was feeling relaxed after joining Juventus last summer.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pakistan demands safety for its High Commission staff in India
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday lodged "a strong protest" against the way protestors were allowed to reach the main gate of the Pakistan House in New Delhi and abusive calls were being made on the Pakistan High Commission helpline.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics
No Surya Kiran aerobatics at Bengaluru air show: IAF
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Aerobatics by the IAF's Surya Kiran aircraft would not be part of the flying display at the air show from Wednesday due to the death of a pilot following collision of two planes in the air while rehearsing near the Yelahanka airbase, a senior official said on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Punjab police bust gang of snatchers, arrest five
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Police in Ropar have claimed to bust an inter-state gang involved in over 60 cases of snatching and theft in various districts of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet approves 4 ordinances including triple talaq
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved four ordinances, including the one making triple talaq a criminal offence, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cabinet approves Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the construction of Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS), a first-of-its-kind, covering a distance of 82.15 km at a cost of Rs 30,274 crore.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
BJP-RSS using Pulwama attack to divide society: Trinamool
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress Secretary General Partha Chatterjee on Tuesday accused the BJP and RSS of fomenting communal tension and trying to divide society in the wake of Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir last week.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Terrorism
Cabinet approves transfer of 50.76 acres land to PGIMER Chandigarh
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal for transfer of 50.76 acres of land at Sarangpur to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Provident, pension funds exposed to IL@FS stare at losses
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Provident and pension fund trusts, which have invested in the IL&FS bonds, are fearing big losses as the debt-ridden company's bonds are unsecured debt as the Finance Ministry says superannuated bonds don't carry any government guarantee and all such instruments face the market risks.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Saudi Crown Prince arrives in India
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday arrived here on his first state visit to India.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Indian, Pakistan armies trade fire on LoC
Jammu, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sonia not retiring, to contest from Rae Bareli
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the Congress bastion of Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, party sources said on Tuesday, seeking to end speculation of her retirement.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sting operation: Bollywood celebs, TV actors caught agreeing to promote political parties for money
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) More than 30 Indian film and TV industry actors/artistes agreed to spread the propaganda of political parties through their social media accounts for money, which they asked to be paid in cash, in other words in untaxed black money, it has been revealed in a sting operation.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Technology
Imran seeks evidence on Kashmir attack, India dubs it 'lame excuse'
Islamabad/New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday denied his country's involvement in the Kashmir suicide bombing and sought "actionable intelligence" but New Delhi asked Islamabad to "stop misleading the world" and take "credible action" against terrorist masterminds operating from its soil.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Pensioners must get first right in IL&FS bailout: Brinda Karat
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Calling investment of employees' retirement money in IL&FS bonds a criminal act, Communist Paty of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Tuesday said the government must bail out the pensioners on a priority.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Manipur student activist released on bail by Imphal court
Imphal, Feb 19 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday granted bail to Manipuri student activist Veewon Thokchom, who was arrested from Delhi on charges of sedition.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
PF funds' investment in IL&FS bonds have no government guarantee: FinMin
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The provident and pension fund trusts that invested in the IL&FS bonds now fear loss of money as the debt-ridden company's bonds are unsecured debt, and the Finance Ministry says superannuated bonds do not carry any government guarantee and all such instruments have to face all market-related risks.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Opposition's pre-poll anti-BJP front may be called Progressive Peoples Alliance
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) As the Oppositions bid to rustle up a united anti-BJP front for the Lok Sabha elections continues, there is speculation about the pre-poll coalition be named as Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA).
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajnath for holistic development of islands
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Tuesday reviewed the progress on the "Holistic Development of Islands" programme and said expeditious implementation of various projects will provide high economic return to the private sector, satisfactory jobs, additional income to islanders and enhance revenue to the government.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet approves 3% DA hike for government employees
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Union cabinet on Tuesday approved a three per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for central government employees and pensioners which will cost the exchequer Rs 9,168.12 crore.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maneka launches book capturing success of women entrepreneurs in Rajasthan
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday released a book titled 'Stories of Change' at her ministry's office. The book captures several success stories of women entrepreneurs in several districts of southern Rajasthan over the last 25 years.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
East Bengal to travel to Srinagar if AIFF insisted, says official
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) City football giants East Bengal here on Tuesday said they were ready to travel to Srinagar for the potentially title-deciding match against Real Kashmir FC if "forced" to do so by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), but would still request it to put off the game to a later date.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Hindu chauvinistic videos thrive on Chinese app TikTok
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) At a time when Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sanghs (RSS) economic wing Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has called for ban on China-based social media apps in the wake of Pulwama terror attack, Hindu chauvinistic videos are thriving on TikTok, a popular China-based app that allows users to create and share short videos.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Martyr's wife delivers baby girl soon after his last rites in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) The wife of Havildar Sheo Ram, who was killed in an encounter with Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists in the Pinglan area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Monday, delivered a baby girl soon after his final rites were performed in Tiba Basat village in Jhunjhunu district on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Kashmir,Terrorism
CBI chief asks officials to speed up high-profile corruption cases
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A fortnight after taking charge, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Rishi Kumar Shukla here on Tuesday chaired a review meeting of all branches of the agency and reportedly directed speeding up of high-profile corruption cases.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Despite BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, suspense continues on Maharashtra CM's post
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) A day after the NDA constituents, the Bhartiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena, finalised a pre-poll deal for the 2019 Lok Sabha and Maharashtra assembly elections, suspense continued over the latter's demand on Tuesday for the Chief Minister's post.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Odisha approves investment proposals worth Rs 1,197.41 crore
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday approved eight proposals envisaging investments of Rs 1,197.41 crore and employment opportunities for 5,162 people.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves 3% dearness allowance hike for government employees
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Tuesday approved a three per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for central government employees and pensioners.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Play on stone pelting in Kashmir cancelled in Jaipur
Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) A play titled "Eidgah Ke Jinnat", which was scheduled to be staged on Tuesday afternoon here, was cancelled citing "unforeseen circumstances."
2019-02-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books
Indian armed forces ready for counter attack, says Sitharaman
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian armed forces were ready to counter-attack as their morale was high despite the terror blast in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14, said Defence Minister Niramala Sitharaman on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
Kashmiris in Kolkata completely safe: New police chief
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Amid reports of sporadic violence against Kashmiris from across the country following the Pulwama terror attack last week, the Kolkata Police on Tuesday asserted that the people from the Valley residing here were "very safe" as adequate security measures had been taken for their protection.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Kashmir,Immigration/Law/Rights
Twitter policy on political ad transparency to begin in India from March 11
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Twitter on Monday announced to expand its political ads policy and transparency approach to include India, all European Union member states and Australia that will be operational from March 11.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology
End of an era: Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85
Paris, Feb 19 (IANS) Globally popular German haute couture icon Karl Lagerfeld, associated with luxury fashion brands Chanel and Fendi, died here on Tuesday at 85. The global fashion and showbiz community has mourned the demise of the designer, known for impeccable personal style, an evolving design sensibility as well as knack for making controversial statements.
2019-02-19
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
HC notice to Delhi government for not implementing NFSA provisions
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued a notice on contempt petition against the Delhi government for its failure to comply with the court directions regarding implementation of grievance redress and accountability measures under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC declines to interfere in Rao's appointment as CBI interim director
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to interfere in the earlier appointment of M. Nageswara Rao as the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) interim director since a new director of the probe agency has already been appointed.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Digvijaya responsible for Congress not coming to power in Goa: Faleiro
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Former Goa Chief Minister and Congress MLA Luizinho Faleiro on Tuesday blamed former AICC general secretary in-charge of Goa, Digvijaya Singh for the inability of the party to form a government in the state in 2017.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Shemaroo launches OTT platform for Bollywood fans
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Shemaroo Entertainment Limited has come out with OTT platform ShemarooMe. Actor Tiger Shroff says it is a fitting tribute to the "asli Bollywood fan".
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Move Sports Ministry, SC tells petitioners seeking no helmet for Sikh sportsmen
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the SGPC and a petitioner Jagdeep Singh Puri to make a representation to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for the framing of guidelines on the participation of Sikhs in sporting events including cycling without being compelled to wear a helmet.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Delhi government's response sought on plea for fire safety norms
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the state government and others to file response on a plea seeking immediate action against illegal hotels and guest houses running across the national capital and violating fire safety norms.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
No political ambition, says Nagarjuna after meeting Jagan
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Popular Telugu actor Nagarjuna on Tuesday called on YSR Congress Party chief Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy, triggering speculation in political circles that he may take a plunge into active politics.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Arrested Punjab IGP sent to 4-day police remand
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) A court in Punjab's Faridkot town on Tuesday sent Inspector General (IG) of Police Parampal Singh Umaranangal to four days' police remand.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
BJD MLA manhandles kin of martyred CRPF trooper in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA from Cuttack-Barabati in Odisha, Debashis Samantaray has landed in trouble after a video of him allegedly manhandling the relative of CRPF Constable Manoj Behera, killed in the Pulwama attack, went viral on social media.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Terrorism
Women safety initiative 'Panic Button' launched in 18 states
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The much awaited safety tool for women Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) called "Panic Button" was on Tuesday launched across 18 states.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
US Senator Sanders launches second presidential bid
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) US Senator Bernie Sanders announced on Tuesday he is again running for President in 2020 and vowed to finish what he started in his last race for the White House.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gujarat government presents a Rs 12,000 cr surplus Vote-on-Account
Gandhinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) Gujarat's Vijay Rupani government on Tuesday presented a Vote-on-Account for the year 2019-20, showing an estimated surplus of Rs 12,241.40 crore and having no new tax proposals.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Smoking over 20 cigarettes a day can cause blindness
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) While excessive smoking has been linked to various health issues, including heart disease and cancer, a new study has warned that smoking over 20 cigarettes a day can cause blindness.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
NCW writes to Delhi Police in harassment case of journalist Barkha Dutt
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) has written to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik asking him to initiate speedy investigation in the harassment faced by journalist Barkha Dutt on social media.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Imran Khan's demand for actionable intelligence on Pulwama a lame excuse: India
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India on Tuesday rejected as "false allegation" Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's insinuation that India's response to the Pulwama terror attack would be determined by the coming Lok Sabha elections and demanded "credible and visible action" against the perpetrators of the attack.
2019-02-19
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Making toast can cause air pollution: Study
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Making a simple breakfast toast could contribute to a high level of indoor air pollution, say researchers.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Modi opens Virtual Experiential Museum in Varanasi
Varanasi, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated a Virtual Experiential Museum (VEM) at Man Mahal, a centrally-protected observatory under the Archeological Survey of India, here.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Goyal enquires about Vijayakant's health
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Minister and Tamil Nadu incharge for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Piyush Goyal on Tuesday called on DMDK leader A. Vijayakant and enquired about his health.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Sachin Bansal invests Rs 650 crore in Ola
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Internet entrepreneur and Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has invested Rs 650 crore, or about $92 million, in ride-hailing platform Ola in his personal capacity as investor, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Afghanistan to host Ireland for full tour in India
Dehradun, Feb 19 (IANS) Afghanistan and Ireland will play a full tour, comprising three T20 Internationals, five ODIs and a Test match, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium here from February 21.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
13 photos of Pakistani cricketers removed from HPCA stadium
Dharamsala, Feb 19 (IANS) Thirteen photos of Pakistani cricketers, including Imran Khan and Wasim Akram, that were hung inside the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium here were removed on Tuesday, an official said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
China urges restraint as India-Pakistan ties worsen
Beijing, Feb 19 (IANS) China on Tuesday urged India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and engage in dialogue as tensions mounted between the neighbours over the Kashmir suicide bombing.
2019-02-19
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85
Paris, Feb 19 (IANS) Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director of luxurious fashion brands Chanel and Fendi, died here on Tuesday. He was 85.
2019-02-19
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Dealing with fame was complicated: Singer Darshan Raval
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Darshan Raval garnered fandom and prominence despite losing reality television show "India's Raw Star". The singer, who describes his initial tryst with fame as "complicated", says he is not trying to take someone's place in the music industry, but is on a journey to become 'Darshan Raval'.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Data not cooked up, GDP figures to go up further: Government (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Refuting charges of destroying the credibility of Indian data, the government said the revised GDP figures for demonetisation year was not cooked up and, in fact, the growth rates are likely to go up further due to the GST.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Ali Fazal's 'Milan Talkies' to be released on March 15
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Unveiling the first look of film "Milan Talkies" here on Tuesday Ali Fazal announced that it will be released on March 15. Ali uploaded the film's first offical poster on Twitter.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Twin murders: Kerala Governor seeks investigation status report from CM
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (IANS) Kerala Governor (Retd) Justice P. Sathasivam on Tuesday sought an urgent status report from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on the police investigation into the murder of two Youth Congress workers near Periya in Kasaragod on Sunday night, said a release from the Governor's office.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Pyongyang has no plans to denuclearise: Ex-North Korean diplomat
Seoul, Feb 19 (IANS) A former North Korean diplomat here on Tuesday said Pyongyang has no intention of giving up nuclear weapons.
2019-02-19
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Kerala inks MoU to set up Rs 1,000 crore Data Park
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (IANS) Kerala has signed an agreement with the leading hyper scale data platform RackBank Datacenters Private Limited (RBDC) to set up a Rs 1,000-crore Data Park at the Infopark in Cherthala.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Can begin 5G trial within a month of Indian government's nod: Huawei
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Amid reports suggesting that Huawei may not get the government's approval for 5G trial in India, Huawei India CEO Jay Chen on Tuesday dismissed the reports as wild speculation and stressed that the Chinese tech giant can begin 5G trial within a month of approval from the government.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
Pradhan lays foundation stone for LPG bottling plant in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of HPCL's LPG bottling plant in Odisha's Rayagada.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Congress to get 10 LS seats in TN, Puducherry
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Congress is likely to get nine Lok Seats under an agreement with the DMK in Tamil Nadu in the coming Lok Sabha elections besides the lone seat in Puducherry.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AIADMK, PMK, BJP to contest Lok Sabha battle as allies (Roundup)
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK on Tuesday announced it will fight the Lok Sabha elections in alliance with the PMK and BJP, allotting seven and five of the 39 seats respectively to them.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Pete Davidson cancels gig at the last minute
Trenton (US), Feb 19 (IANS) Stand-up comedian Pete Davidson pulled out of a show just a day before it was supposed to go on.
2019-02-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SC can't look into closure report by state police in criminal case: Bengal
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Tuesday said that the Supreme court cannot go into the validity of a closure report filed by the state police in a criminal matter as this jurisdiction rests with the magistrate's court.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Facebook intends to develop its own AI chips: Report
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Facebook intends to develop its own Artificial Intelligence (AI) chips to facilitate faster computing needed to achieve new AI breakthroughs like digital assistants with common sense, said a media report.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Science/Tech,Technology
ISL: NorthEast United a win away from play-offs (Preview)
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) NorthEast United FC will be eager to pocket full points as they host FC Pune City at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Wednesday and qualify for the Indian Super League (ISL) play-offs.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,ISL
School bus runs over 5-year-old girl in Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) A five-year-old school girl was on Tuesday run over by a speeding bus in front of her mother in the Dum Dum area of North 24 Pargana district in West Bengal, police said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 Delhi officials suspended over encroachment of forest land
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Tuesday ordered suspension of two Forest Department officials after finding large-scale encroachment on forest land in south Delhi during a surprise inspection.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
SpiceJet to commence 12 new domestic flight services
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet will commence 12 new direct flights on its domestic network, starting March 31, 2019.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Illegal immigrants could not be detained again, SC observes
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said illegal immigrants in Assam who have already undergone the sentence for illegal stay could not be detained again and asked the Centre and the Assam government to create a mechanism for their repatriation.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
O.P. Chautala moves Delhi HC for release
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Former Haryana Chief Minister O.P. Chautala on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court for his release from Tihar Jail under the special remission granted to males above 60 years.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Funeral of CRPF trooper killed in Pulwama attack held in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, Feb 19 (IANS) The last rites of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Ajay Chaudhary, one of the 40 killed in the Pulwama terror attack, were held in Ghaziabad district on Tuesday with full state honours.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Will miss playing at Eden if games are shifted out: KKR skipper DK
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik said here on Tuesday he would miss playing at the Eden Gardens terribly if some of their home games are shifted out to neutral venues because of the coming Lok Sabha polls.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
US Senator Bernie Sanders launches second presidential bid
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) US Senator Bernie Sanders announced on Tuesday that he is again running for President in 2020 with a vow to finish what he started in his last race for the White House.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
NDA seat allocation in Bihar to be finalised in a week
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Seat allocation among Bihar's ruling NDA constituents is likely to be finalised by next week and would be announced ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state on March 3.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will expose anti-Delhi character of BJP in Lok Sabha elections: AAP
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said that it will expose the "real anti-Delhi face of the BJP" in the coming Lok Sabha elections by presenting the facts and lies of the Central government before the public.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Youngsters missing guidance of Smith, Warner: Hazlewood
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner, the Australian batting line-up has often crumbled under pressure in recent times, Test vice-captain Josh Hazlewood said and added youngsters are missing the guidance of the banned duo.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sushma Swaraj holds talks with her Spanish counterpart
Madrid, Feb 19 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday held detailed talks over a range of issues including trade, defence and counter-terrorism, with her Spanish counterpart Josep Borrell Fontelles over a working breakfast.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Spain,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Another JMB militant arrested in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police arrested an operative of terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) who allegedly got training under Kausar, one of the key accused in Burdwan's Khagragarh blast case of 2014, an officer said here on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
IndianOil denies Aadhaar data leak claims by French researcher
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. on Tuesday denied claims by a French security researcher that the company's Indane website leaked Aadhaar data of over 67 lakh customers.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
AIADMK, BJP sign electoral pact; BJP gets 5 seats
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK signed a pact with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday to contest the Lok Sabha elections together, with the BJP allocated five of the 39 seats in the state.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
On Shiv Jayanti, Marathi 'mulgi' skydives over Egypt pyramids
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) On the occasion of 389th birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on Tuesday, a Marathi "mulgi" (girl) from Pune performed a successful skydiving over the Great Pyramids of Egypt near Giza.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Sports
Kerala expects 5-10% increase in tourist footfall in 2019
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) After recovering from devastating floods last year, Kerala is expecting 5-10 per cent increase in tourists' arrival in 2019 and its revenue from the sector is expected to grow by about 3-6 per cent in the current year, an official said here on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
2 Delhi officials suspended after forest land found encroached
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Tuesday ordered suspension of two Forest Department officials after finding large scale encroachment on forest land during an inspection in south Delhi.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Sensex ends lower for ninth consecutive day; IT finish 2% lower
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Major indices Sensex and Nifty fell for the ninth consecutive trade session on Tuesday after heavy selling in the final hour of the trade on account of profit booking.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Show your anger at those who joked about Vande Bharat snag: Modi
Varanasi, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed all the people, from politicians to common people, who had joked about the recent technical glitch in the Vande Bharat Express on its maiden return journey, saying they were belittling those behind the country's first indigenous semi-high speed train.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
MHA urged to train women cops to be sensitive
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday urged female police officers posted with the One Stop Centres (OSC) must be given training in psychology to enable them to help women living in these units, as most of them are victims of violence, in private and public spaces, within the family, community and at the workplace.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Politics
IIT-H researchers identify Antarctic fungi to treat childhood cancer
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) In a first, researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H) have isolated a strain of a fungi, found in the Antarctic region, which could lead to development of new cheaper treatment with fewer side effects for a common childhood cancer.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Kashmiri student rusticated from SGT for Pulwama comments
Gurugram, Feb 19 (IANS) A Kashmiri medical student was on Tuesday rusticated from the SGT University here for posting alleged "objectionable" comments on the February 14 Pulwama attack that hurt her co-students' sentiments, a varsity official said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Education,Technology,Terrorism
1 pilot dead as 2 IAF aircraft collide, crash in Bengaluru (Fourth Lead)
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) IAF pilot Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi died on Tuesday after two Surya Kiran aircraft collided in the air and crashed while rehearsing near the Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru where the 'Aero India 2019' air show begins on Wednesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Scribe bodies complain to Rajnath about trolling of journalists
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A number of journalists' bodies on Tuesday wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh complaining about trolling of some journalists on the social media in the wake of the Pulwama incident and sought action against the trolls.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Not heard anything on players workload, shouldn't be a problem: KKR
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Even as the BCCI has dropped a hint that it will keep an eye on the workload of India players during the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CEO Venky Mysore on Tuesday said they have not got any directive of that sort yet, also expressing confidence that a situation like that will not arise and things will work out well.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
BJP to contest 5 LS seats in Tamil Nadu: AIADMK
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will contest five of the 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu in alliance with the ruling AIADMK, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam announced on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Indonesia submits bid to IOC for hosting 2032 Olympics
Jakarta, Feb 19 (IANS) Indonesia has submitted a proposal to host the 2032 Olympics to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after successfully holding the Asian Games last year, a statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Switzerland said on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Arpit Palace Hotel licencee Shardendu Goel arrested
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A couple of days after the arrest of Rakesh Goel, owner of Arpit Palace Hotel, Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested his elder brother Shardendu Goel, licencee of the hotel here.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress launches bus yatra in Andhra, promises special category status
Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 19 (IANS) The Congress party in Andhra Pradesh launched its statewide bus yatra on Tuesday with the promise that if voted to power at the Centre it would accord Special Category Status (SCS) to the state.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
WhatsApp's solutions to tackle fake news inadequate: Poll consultant
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Narrating the impact of fake news and propaganda disseminated through WhatsApp, election consultant Shivam Shankar Singh in his new book, says the solutions proposed by the platform to prevent rumour mongering seem inadequate.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Curfew relaxed in phases in Jammu city
Jammu, Feb 19 (IANS) Curfew was relaxed in phases on Tuesday in Jammu city as authorities said no untoward incident occurred anywhere during the relaxation period.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Go, pick Jaish chief in Bahawalpur: Amarinder tells Imran
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Chiding Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan over his comments demanding proof of Pakistan's role in the Pulwama attack, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday asked if the bodies of the terrorists killed by security forces should be sent to him for proof.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Sub-standard liquor being sold in Punjab: Food Commissioner
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Several brands are selling sub-standard liquor in Punjab with alcohol content in them deficient by 2-12 per cent, state Commissioner (Food and Drug Administration) K.S. Pannu said, here on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Censor Board banned 793 films in 16 years: RTI
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) banned a total of 793 films in 16 years, an RTI response has revealed.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Bloodiest February for men in uniform in recent times
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Three Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots in as many crashes, 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in a car bombing, a major in an IED blast, another in snow storm and four army men in an encounter have died within a span of a few days making it one of the worst peace time losses for the armed forces.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Indian-American couple found dead in Texas home
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) An Indian-American couple has been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in their home in the US state of Texas, police said.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
No more trysts with exchange business: Jignesh Shah
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Having burnt his fingers in the National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL), its founder and current 'mentor' of '63 moons technologies' (formerly Financial Technologies) Jignesh Shah said he would not invest any more into stock or commodity exchanges.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Rajesh Tailang to star in Apoorva Lakhia's web series
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) "Shootout at Lokhandwala" director Apoorva Lakhia is making a web series around terrorism and it will star Rajesh Tailang, says the "Selection Day" actor.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Qualcomm set to consolidate position in chip market: Report
Gurugram, Feb 19 (IANS) With smartphone original equipment makers (OEMs) preferring Qualcomm chipsets in all major segments and third-party chip use continuing to rise in the smartphone market, the company is set to consolidate its market position in India in 2019, according to a report on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy
Jadhav's activities manifestation of Indian policy, says Pakistan
The Hague, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday hit back at India in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) when it accused Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav of indulging in terror and subversive activities on its soil which were an "actual manifestation of Indian policy".
2019-02-19
Category: International, Netherlands,Diplomacy,Politics
Diverse opinion not anti national: Jaaved Jaaferi
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Jaaved Jaaferi, who had to apologise on social media after being slammed for his comments on the Pulwama terrorist attack, says in an ideal democracy, diverse opinions should co-exist.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Hearing of Minerva Punjab FC plea against AIFF likely on Friday
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday is likely to hear a plea by the Minerva Punjab FC challenging All India Football Federation's (AIFF) league committee decision not to postpone the I-League match against Real Kashmir FC in the wake of the Pulwama attack, team lawyers said on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports
Rare Red Coral Kukri snake rediscovered in Dudhwa
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 19 (IANS) A Red Coral Kukri snake was sighted in the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) confirming the presence of the rare species in the forest after a gap of over 82 years, a senior official said on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Meghalaya Governor backs boycott of Kashmiri items
Shillong, Feb 19 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy here on Tuesday supported a call for boycott of "everything Kashmiri" following the terror attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF troopers on Thursday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Terrorism
Government widens start-up definition, enhances angel tax exemption limit
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India on Tuesday revised the definition of start-ups, while also enhancing the limit of angel tax exemption.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Number 112 launched in Punjab; to replace 100
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) To strengthen the emergency redressal system for residents of Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Tuesday launched 112 - a number that will replace police helpline number (100) in two months.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
JD-U's fortunes rose with BJP in LS polls
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United (JD-U), which is one of the partners of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar, had witnessed a rise in its fortunes in the elections whenever it had contested the Lok Sabha polls with the BJP in the state since 1999.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
If India attacks, we'll retaliate: Imran warns
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said Pakistan will certainly retaliate if India declares war after the suicide bombing in Kashmir but also pledged to act against Pakistanis found involved in the attack if "actionable intelligence" was provided.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Obesity causing genes identified
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Researchers have identified genetic variants associated with obesity that is central to developing targeted interventions to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses like hypertension, Type-2 diabetes and heart disease.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Anuj Sharma is Kolkata Police chief
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) In a major reshuffle, Additional Director General of West Bengal Police (Law and Order) Anuj Sharma on Tuesday took charge as the new Kolkata Police Commissioner.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
Not just launch, effective implementation of schemes should be priority: Rajnath
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that merely launching of schemes and initiatives is not sufficient, rather how to make them effective should be the priority.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Israeli airline to launch two non-stop India routes
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Israel's second largest airline will launch two non-stop routes to India - Goa and Kochi, Kerala - starting from September 28, an official said on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Oral antifungal drug raises risk of miscarriage: Study
Toronto, Feb 19 (IANS) Using a common medication to treat vaginal yeast infections during pregnancy could be associated with an increased risk of miscarriage, researchers warned.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Banned by British, Nanak Singh's scathing critique of the Raj to be launched in English
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Nanak Singh, widely regarded as the father of the Punjabi novel, was present at the Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919 ,when the massacre took place and to mark the centenary of the bloody event, his lost manuscript, "Khooni Vaisakhi", translated for the first time into English, will be released.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
TCS partners Nanoheal to provide self-healing device management solutions
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Tuesday announced its partnership with Bengaluru-based predictive workspace automation provider Nanoheal to facilitate enterprises' cognitive and self-healing end-user device management solutions.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,National
1 pilot dead as 2 IAF aircraft crash in Bengaluru (Third Lead)
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) An IAF pilot died on Tuesday after two Surya Kiran aircraft collided in the air and crashed while rehearsing near the Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru where the 'Aero India 2019' air show begins on Wednesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anuj Sharma is new Kolkata Police chief
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) In a major reshuffle, Additional Director General of West Bengal Police (Law and Order) Anuj Sharma on Tuesday took charge as the new Kolkata Police Commissioner.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
Android Q's revamped gestures to ditch back button
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Android's next major update tentatively named "Q" could see the removal of the back button and a quicker app-changing animation when users swipe to the right.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Don't believe in overnight success: Singer Jasleen Royal
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) "Love you zindagi" fame singer Jasleen Royal says it takes a series of projects to get one successful project in hand.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AAP giving BJP a taste of its own political medicine
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Just over six years into the game, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which routed the Congress in the 2015 Delhi Assembly polls, is now giving the BJP a taste of its own political tricks as it gears up for the Lok Sabha battle.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Maharashtra youth with major heart defect saved after marathon 16-hour surgery (Exclusive)
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) A 20-year youth from Jalgaon, who suffered from a major and extremely rare congenital heart defect, was saved after a record 16-hour plus surgery at the Asian Heart Institute (AHI) by a team led by a doctor who had performed heart bypass surgery on then prime minister Manmohan Singh a decade ago.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Honda to close only EU factory
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Japanese carmaker Honda announced on Tuesday that it was closing its only manufacturing unit in the European Union (EU) that employs 3,500 people.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Politics
Khayyam donates Rs 5 lakh for Pulwama martyrs' families
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Veteran music composer Khayyam, who has turned 92, didn't feel like celebrating his birthday here and said he has donated Rs 500,000 towards relief efforts for the family members of those who died in the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Terrorism
IPL 2019: CSK to play RCB in opener as BCCI decides on March 23-April 5 schedule
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Last year's winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Bengaluru in the opener of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 that will begin on March 23.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
British, French backpackers missing from Australia beach
Sydney, Feb 19 (IANS) Two 20-year-old backpackers, one from Britain and the other from France, have gone missing at a beach in Australia, police said on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Can begin 5G trial within a month of Indian government's nod: Huawei
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Amid reports suggesting that Huawei may not get the government's approval for 5G trial in India, Huawei India CEO Jay Chen stressed on Tuesday that the Chinese tech giant can begin 5G trial within a month of approval from the government.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Three killed in MP accident
Betul (Madhya Pradesh), Feb 19 (IANS) Three persons were ran over by a truck and killed here while trying to help a motorcyclist who met with an accident minutes before, police said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajasthan highway blocked over compensation for accident victims' families
Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) A highway in Rajasthan was blocked on Tuesday by villagers demanding compensation for the families of 11 people who were killed in an accident.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple expected to refresh iPad, MacBook Pro line-up: Report
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Apple is expected to refresh its offerings in iPad, MacBook Pro, monitors and iPhones even as the company has been bearing heavy losses in 2019, according to famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
Indian Americans express solidarity with Pulwama victims' families
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian Americans across the US have expressed solidarity to the families of the 40 CRPF troopers who lost their lives in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, by holding candlelight vigils, peaceful protests and fundraisers.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
My government stands by honest and hard-working people: Modi
Varanasi, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government is with the hard-working and honest people of the nation and in the past four-and-a-half years the BJP government under him has reversed the country's downslide, besides changing the attitude of 'sab chalta hai' (everything is acceptable) and has been working for the betterment of all sections of the society.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Religion
$180-mn programme to reform artisanal gold mining, cut mercury usage
London, Feb 19 (IANS) At least 1,000 tonnes of mercury is released into the atmosphere and millions of men, women and children worldwide are exposed to its toxic emissions due to gold production every year.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Government to sell three SAIL plants
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The government has decided to give a push to its strategic disinvestment plan within the current fiscal year itself by clearing sale of 100 per cent stake in three special steel producing units of Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL), including Salem Steel and Alloy Steel Plant.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
GoM on GST on Housing submits recommendations to Council
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel which has favoured 3 per cent tax on the affordable housing category, down from 8 per cent, has submitted its report to the GST Council for taking it up and decide on it by Wednesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ailing Parrikar will continue in office as long as he is alive: Goa deputy speaker
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will continue in office as long as he is alive, but on account of pancreatic cancer his health condition keeps fluctuating, Deputy Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly and ruling BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Rain washes out first day of Rio Open
Rio De Janeiro, Feb 19 (IANS) The first day of play at the Rio Open was suspended without a completed match because of heavy rain.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Tennis
Bengaluru crash first for Surya Kiran
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The mid-air collision between two Hawk aircraft of the aerobatic team Surya Kiran in Bengaluru on Tuesday is probably the first after the elite unit was re-grouped in 2015 after a gap of four years but the show-stopping high-risk display flying arm of the Indian Air Force (IAF) has had its share of serious accidents.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priyanka to address maiden rally in Gujarat
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi will address her maiden public rally in Gujarat along with brother and party President Rahul Gandhi on February 28, signalling the intent to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah in their home state.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AIADMK ropes in PMK into alliance with 7 Lok Sabha seats
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK on Tuesday sealed an electoral alliance with the PMK for the Lok Sabha polls whereby the latter will contest in seven constituencies and for one Rajya Sabha seat.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Patna High Court orders all ex-CMs to vacate official bungalows
Patna, Feb 19 (IANS) The Patna High Court on Tuesday ruled that former chief ministers of Bihar cannot hold their official bungalows for life time.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Vatican has secret rules for priests who father children: NYT
Vatican City, Feb 19 (IANS) The Vatican has revealed that it has secret rules for priests who father children despite their celibacy vows, The New York Times said in a report.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Human Interest/Society,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan will retaliate if India attacks, says Imran
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said his country will have no other option to retaliate if India wages war against it in the wake of the February 14 suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 40 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
'Luka Chuppi', 'Arjun Patiala' won't release in Pakistan
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, Kartik Aaryan's "Luka Chuppi" and Diljit Dosanjh's "Arjun Patiala" will not release in Pakistan.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
1 pilot dead as 2 IAF aircraft crash in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot died on Tuesday after two Surya Kiran aircraft crashed following a mid-air collision while rehearsing near the Yelahanka airbase here where the 'Aero India 2019' air show begins on Wednesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Proud that awareness on menstruation has evolved into movement: Akshay Kumar
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar, who started an open conversation on menstrual hygiene with his film "PadMan", says he is proud to see how talks have transformed into a grassroot-level movement.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Bollywood
Enjoy biggest-brightest Snowmoon after 8.30 p.m.
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Stargazers on Tuesday are in for a celestial delight as the biggest and brightest Supermoon of the year, also called the Snowmoon, is set to brighten up the night sky after 8.30 p.m.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Taiwan President to run for re-election in 2020
Taipei, Feb 19 (IANS) Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday said that she will run for re-election as the island's leader in 2020, despite her flagging popularity and growing hostility from Beijing.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Politics
Indians well prepared for shooting World Cup: Abhishek Verma (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Expressing confidence that he will claim a medal at the upcoming ISSF World Cup here, Indian shooter Abhishek Verma said that the hosts will have to deal with increased expectations and home ground pressure in order to emerge triumphant.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Course correction in Kashmir (Comment)
The horrendous killing of 40 troopers of the CRPF in a frontal attack on its convoy on February 14 at Pulwama - not too far away from Srinagar - by a locally-recruited suicide bomber of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) comes as a stark reminder of how the Pakistan army remains undeterred in its pursuit of a 'proxy war' against India - using Islamic extremists as its instrument.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Will act if Pakistanis involved in suicide bombing: Imran Khan
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday pledged that his government will act against any Pakistani national found involved in the suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir if India provided "actionable intelligence".
2019-02-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Pulwama: Rs 2.5 mn, house, job for children of slain Kerala trooper
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (IANS) A cash compensation of Rs 2.5 million, a brand new house, a permanent government job and free education for the two children of CRPF havaldar V.V. Vasanth Kumar were announced on Tuesday after the trooper was killed in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Politics,Terrorism
Emami stocks jump 15% after promoters sell 10% stakes to cut debts
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) The Emami Group's stocks rose sharply by over 14 per cent on Tuesday after the group promoters sold their 10 per cent stake in Emami Limited, raising about Rs 1,600 crore to reduce debts.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Odisha CM launches projects worth Rs 2,196.30 crore
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday performed groundbreaking-cum-inauguration ceremonies for 18 industrial units, which will collectively invest Rs 2,196.30 crore and employ 3,465 people.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
This extra-marital dating platform for the married keeping Indians busy
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS It is time to move on from dating apps like Tinder or Bumble as a French online dating community platform called Gleeden - the world's first extra-marital dating website for married people - is making waves in India.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Is Alexa recording your bedroom talk? (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) At a time when digital assistants in smart devices at home or office are talking to us like never before, some users have begun to worry: Is Alexa or Google Home listening and recording personal conversations beyond the "wake" word?
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Technology
2 goods trains derail in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Feb 19 (IANS) Nineteen wagons of two goods trains derailed near here on Tuesday, disrupting services, a railway official said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Advanced construction methods can help India reduce its carbon footprint: UNSW Researcher
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Using advanced construction methods can help India plan energy efficient homes as well as reduce its carbon footprint, an Indian-origin researcher has suggested.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Environment/Wildlife
Andhra Congress leader to join YSR Congress
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) A Congress leader from Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday announced her decision to join the YSR Congress party.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
SC to hear challenge to amendment to SC/ST law from March 26
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would commence hearing from March 26 on a batch of petitions challenging amendment to SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act that restored the stringent provision of immediate arrest and no anticipatory bail for the accused on a complaint under the preventive law.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gamma rays can boost maize yield
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Pre-treatment of maize seeds with a small dose of gamma radiation improves crop productivity and yield without using chemical fertilizers, scientists at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in New Delhi have found.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Science/Tech
Indian firms adopting 3DEXPERIENCE platform in big way: Dassault Systemes CEO
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Big players in the Indian construction and general mechanics sectors are looking to embrace experience platforms in a big way, says French global 3DEXPERIENCE giant Dassault Systemes's Vice Chairman and CEO Bernard Charles.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Two IAF Surya Kiran aircraft crash in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Two Surya Kiran aircraft crashed after a mid-air collision while rehearsing near the Yelahanka airbase here on Tuesday. The airbase is where the 'Aero India 2019' air show begins on Wednesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Custodial interrogation of Deepak Talwar sought in foreign funding case
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking custodial interrogation of corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar in connection with a Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) case.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Telangana cabinet expanded with induction of 10 ministers
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) More than two months after assuming office, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday expanded his cabinet by inducting 10 ministers.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Tourists flock to Shimla, enjoy snowfall
Shimla, Feb 19 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh capital on Tuesday received snowfall, leading to a surge in tourist footfalls as the visitors flocked to enjoy the snow-covered landscape.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Chandigarh Air Force station prepares to receive Chinook heavy-lift choppers
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) With its heavy-lift capacity severely depleted, the Indian Air Force (IAF) station here is preparing itself to become the base for the first of the 10-tonne capacity Chinook CH-47 helicopters from the United States.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Army fully prepared to deal with any fallout of US pullout from Afghanistan
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) The Army said on Tuesday that it is fully prepared to deal with any fallout of the American military pullout and negotiations with the Taliban in Afghanistan on the security situation in Kashmir.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
2 goods trains derail in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Feb 19 (IANS) Nineteen rakes of two goods trains derailed near here on Tuesday, disrupting services, a railway official said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Discovery of immune cells to pave way for universal flu vaccine
Sydney, Feb 19 (IANS) Australian researchers have identified immune cells which could fight all strains of influenza virus, a finding that raises hope for a universal vaccine which does not need to be updated annually.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
It was an unhealthy dynamic: Mandy Moore on Ryan Adams
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Singer-actress Mandy Moore says she had an unhealthy relationship with her former husband-singer Ryan Adams.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Two Surya Kiran aircraft crash in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Two Surya Kiran aircraft crashed at the Yelahanka airbase here on Tuesday while rehearsing for the Aero India 2019 air show, an official said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Henry Golding silent on replacing Craig as James Bond
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) "Crazy Rich Asians" star Henry Golding has maintained silence amidst speculations that he is replacing actor Daniel Craig as James Bond in "Bond 26".
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vadra skips ED summons citing poor health
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Robert Vadra, who was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in connection with a money laundering case, did not depose before the agency on Tuesday citing poor health.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Business/Economy
In 100 hours, Pulwama avenged: Army
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian Army on Tuesday said that all the top leadership of the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit have been eliminated by security forces in the Kashmir Valley within 100 hours of the terror attack in which 40 CRPF troopers were killed.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Telangana cabinet expanded with induction of 10 ministers
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday expanded his cabinet with the induction of 10 new ministers.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Nothing personal against Atif Aslam, but towards Pakistan government: Arko
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Composer Arko, whose song "Baarishein", featuring Atif Aslam, has been pulled down by T-Series in the wake of the Pulwama terrorist attack, says he has no personal hatred against any Pakistani singer, but he has a strong stand against the neighbouring country's government for repeatedly failing to control terrorism.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Delhi HC rejects plea seeking use of 'martyr' word
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking direction to the media to use the word "martyr" in place of killed and died for soldiers.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Queen to perform at Oscars 2019
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Rock band Queen will perform at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards ceremony, with Adam Lambert on vocals.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Instagram testing donation sticker on Stories
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is reportedly testing a donation sticker on its Stories feature that would offer fundraising and donation tools for charity or personal reasons.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Human Interest/Society
AIADMK-PMK sign electoral pact; PMK gets 7 LS seats
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK party and PMK on Tuesday sealed an electoral alliance for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, whereby the latter would contest in seven constituencies and for one Rajya Sabha seat, said AIADMK Coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Facebook accused of revealing sensitive health data
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Facebook has been accused of failing to protect sensitive health data of users in its groups.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Eliminated JeM leadership within 100 hrs of Pulwama attack: Army
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian Army on Tuesday said within 100 hours of the February 14 Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy that left 40 troopers dead, it eliminated the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) leadership in the valley that planned and executed the deadly carnage.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
12 killed in UP accidents
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Twelve people were killed in two separate road accidents in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, police said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident