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ED raids at Gitanjali store in Bengal's Durgapur
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate conducted search at a franchise- based store of Gitanjali Gems in West Bengal's Durgapur and the group is probably in the process of winding up its only store in Kolkata, an official said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
All pillars of democracy accountable to people: LS Speaker
Patna, Feb 17 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday said every pillar of democracy is accountable to the people.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Anger over Dalit's death snowballs; Mevani, Hardik, Alpesh up ante
Ahmedabad, Feb 17 (IANS) The political trinity of Jignesh Mevani, Hardik Patel and Alpesh Thakor on Saturday upped the ante against Gujarat government following the death of Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vankar on Friday. Angry crowds shooed away BJP MLAs from visiting the deceased's family, while demonstrations were held in various parts of the state.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
PNB fraud: UCO Bank says has $411.82 mn outstanding exposure
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) State-run UCO Bank on Saturday said it has an outstanding exposure of about $411.82 million in the $1.8 billion fraud detected in public sector Punjab National Bank (PNB) and that it was confident of receiving the payment.
2018-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Consumers against extra GST on discounted MRP by e-commerce sites: Poll
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A majority of consumers surveyed for a poll have raised concerns over addition of GST on discounted prices of products being sold by e-commerce sites and retail stores, and urged the government to end the "unfair practice".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
9 killed in Rajasthan LPG cylinder blast, Rs 2 lakh ex gratia announced
Jaipur, Feb 17 (IANS) At least nine persons were killed and 18 others injured when two LPG cylinders exploded at a wedding in Beawar in Rajasthan's Ajmer district, police said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sony launches music training room in Gurugram prison
Gurugram, Feb 17 (IANS) As per the CSR commitment of "Ek India Happywala", Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) on Saturday launched its first music training room at the Bhondsi jail in Gurugram, in association with India Vision Foundation.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Punjabi singer, accomplice held for possessing drugs, arms
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Punjab Police on Saturday arrested a Punjabi singer and his accomplice and recovered drugs and illegal weapons from their possession.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
Atletico coach understands fans' fears at losing Griezmann
Madrid, Feb 17 (IANS) Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone on Saturday stressed the importance of French forward Antoine Griezmann for the capital football giants amid ongoing speculation about his future.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Four electrocuted at birthday party in Ludhiana
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) Four men were electrocuted while consuming liquor at a party held to celebrate the birthday of daughter of one of them in Punjab's industrial city Ludhiana, police said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: Kerala stay alive after 1-0 win over NE United
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) Kerala Blasters FC kept their playoff hopes alive, collecting the crucial three points after beating a depleted NorthEast United FC 1-0 in their final home game at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,ISL
JD-S holds rally near Bengaluru ahead of Assembly poll
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) The Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) on Saturday held a rally on the city's outskirts ahead of the Karnataka Assembly elections in late April or early May and accused both the Congress and BJP of failure to serve the state's people.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Courts can examine reasonableness of bank interest rate on rural loans: SC
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that provision of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, that prohibits courts from examining the reasonableness of rate of interests charged by banks, will not operate in states with debt relief laws for agriculturists.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Bangladeshi held in Tripura for smuggling gold
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) A Bangladesh national was arrested here on Saturday on charge of smuggling gold worth Rs 45 lakh, police said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Undo injustice, BJP ally Naidu tells Centre
Amaravati, Feb 17 (IANS) TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday reiterated that the Centre should undo the injustice meted out to his state in the Union Budget 2018-19.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Swiss freestyle skiing duo take gold, silver in women's slopestyle
PyeongChang, Feb 17 (IANS) Switzerland's Sarah Hoefflin and Mathilde Gremaud captured gold and silver medals respectively in the women's ski slopestyle, a freestyle skiing event at the Winter Olympics here on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Sevilla beat struggling Las Palmas in La Liga
Gran Canaria (Spain), Feb 17 (IANS) Sevilla on Saturday pulled off their second victory in a row, defeating Las Palmas 2-1 in the 24th round of La Liga football championship.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Haryana to replace Ambala Municipal Corporation with 2 councils
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Haryana government on Saturday decided to abolish the Ambala Municipal Corporation and instead set up two separate municipal councils, said a state government spokesman.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Kuzmina tastes third Winter Olympic gold in biathlon mass start
PyeongChang, Feb 17 (IANS) Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia won her third gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games with her victory in biathlon women's 12.5km mass start at the PyeongChang Games here on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
I-League: Chennai stun Churchill to emerge out of relegation zone
Coimbatore, Feb 17 (IANS) Relegation-threatened Chennai City FC stunned Churchill Brothers 3-1 in an I-League encounter here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday. The result saw the southern outfit leapfrog the Goan side to emerge out of the drop zone.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
No chance of BJP-GJM alliance in 2019 elections: Binay Tamang
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) leader Binay Tamang on Saturday took a dig at Union Minister and Darjeeling MP S.S. Ahluwalia for claiming to protect absconding GJM chief Bimal Gurung and ruled out an alliance with the BJP for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2018-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Congress to discuss PNB scam with other parties for JPC probe
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday said it will raise the PNB scam in Parliament "vociferously" and speak to various opposition parties to put pressure on the government to set up a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the matter.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
60 lakh new voters in poll-bound Karnataka: Official
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) About 60 lakh people have enrolled as new voters across Karnataka ahead of the 15th assembly elections, due in late April or early May, said an official on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
PNB scam accused sent in 14-day police custody
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) A Special CBI Court on Saturday remanded in police custody till March 3 the three accused arrrested in the over Rs 11,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Haryana launches four subsidised food canteens
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Haryana government on Saturday launched four canteens which will serve subsidised and healthy food to the poor.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
North Korean held for illegally entering India from Bangladesh
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) A North Korean national was arrested by the BSF from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district and handed over to police for illegally crossing over to India from Bangladesh, a BSF official said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha for collaboration with UN agencies on SDGs
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday proposed to strengthen institutionalised monitoring framework for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in collaboration with the United Nations agencies.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
RGV questioned by Hyderabad police in obscenity case
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Hyderabad police on Saturday questioned filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma in connection with a case of obscenity booked against him for his movie "God, Sex and Truth", and also for allegedly insulting the modesty of a woman.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Real Madrid coach Zidane tight-lipped on job prospects next season
Madrid, Feb 17 (IANS) Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane on Saturday declined to discuss his future beyond the end of this football season, while highlighting the serious effort his job requires.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Czech snowboarding specialist earns stunning win in women's Super-G skiing
PyeongChang, Feb 17 (IANS) The Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka, a snowboarding specialist, pulled off a massive surprise on Saturday by winning gold in the Winter Olympics' super giant slalom skiing women's event.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
PM should 'break silence' on PNB scam: Congress
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday described the PNB scam a "complete failure of regulatory mechanism and fraud detection ability of the banking sector" and demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi break his silence on India's "biggest bank scam".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Real Madrid look to carry Paris 'feelgood factor' into Betis game
Madrid, Feb 17 (IANS) Real Madrid aim to carry the euphoria following their 3-1 win over Paris Saint Germain during the Champions League midweek into their La Liga game away against Betis on Sunday night.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Government thoroughly investigating PNB fraud: Minister
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla on Saturday said the government is "thoroughly investigating" the $1.8 billion bank fraud allegedly involving absconding billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi and will take steps for his extradition from abroad.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
21 more PNB fraud-related raids, property worth Rs 5,674 cr seized so far: ED
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday conducted raids at 21 more places across India and seized assets worth Rs 25 crore in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, an official said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
India, Iran sign connectivity, double taxation avoidance agreements
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India and Iran on Saturday signed nine agreements, including on connectivity and double taxation avoidance, following delegation-level talks led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani here.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Don't fall for BJP's false promises, Gogoi tells Meghalaya voters
Shillong, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday appealed to the Meghalaya voters not to fall for the BJP's "false promises" of turning it into a model state in case the party was voted to power.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Norway's Bjoergen equals Winter Olympics medal record of 13
PyeongChang, Feb 17 (IANS) Norway's cross-country skiing legend Marit Bjoergen won her record-equalling 13th medal at Winter Olympic Games following her country's victory in women's 4X5km relay at the PyeongChang Games here on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Delhi Govt issues guidelines for free treatment of accident victims
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Delhi government has issued guidelines for free and mandatory treatment for victims of accidents, acid burns, and fires in all city hospitals, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said here on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Rahul attacks Modi government over 'jobless growth'
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked the Modi government and said that "Indias jobless growth and not empowering farmers and farm labourers is not an option any longer".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Intesa Sanpaolo SPA (HK) only foreign bank to be affected by PNB fraud (Lead correcting bank name)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The only foreign bank affected in Nirav Modi/Mehul Choksi fraud case turns out to be Intesa Sanpaolo SPA whose Hong Kong branch was called upon to provide money to Gitanjali Gems against a foreign letter of credi (FLC) issued by the Punjab National Bank (PNB).
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goats replace students in classrooms of Manipur school
Imphal, Feb 17 (IANS) Manipur Education Minister T. Radheshyam on Saturday said during a surprise visit, he found goats occupying two empty classrooms of a school in Khelakhong of the state, as there were no students, though the school authorities had claimed a "comfortable number of students".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Education
Prithivi Shaw in Mumbai squad for Hazare knockouts
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) India's U-19 World Cup winning captain Prithvi Shaw has been named in the 16-member Mumbai squad for the knockout matches of the Vijay Hazare 50-over domestic tournament, to be played in Delhi from February 21.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Stage set for 'Magnetic Maharashtra', PM to inaugurate
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The stage is set for the ambitious three-day long "Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018" conclave which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday, officials said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee to get honorary D.Litt from IIEST
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee will be conferred an honorary D.Litt by the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), an official said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
Increased private participation needed in banking: Arvind Subramaniam
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) With the second largest Indian bank Punjab National Bank (PNB) hit by massive $1.8 billion fraud and other banks hit by frauds as well, Chief Economic Advisor to Indian government Arvind Subramaniam on Saturday advocated more private participation in public sector banks.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Tripura polls: EC appoints Special Observer, all borders sealed
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) Hours before Sunday's assembly elections in Left-ruled Tripura, the Election Commission has appointed a Special Observer while the authorities have sealed the international and inter-state borders with Tripura.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Smriti Irani targets Meghalaya Minister over sex scandal
Dalu (Meghalaya), Feb 17 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday hit out at Meghalaya Home Minister Horju Donkupar Roy Lyngdoh over the alleged gang-rape of a minor girl in his son's guest-house.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Turkey claims control inside Syria's Afrin
Istanbul, Feb 17 (IANS) Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday announced that his country's armed forces had taken control of more than 300 sq.km of Syrian territory inside the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, located in northwestern Syria.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Canadian PM arrives on India visit
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived here on Saturday on an eight-day visit at the invitation of his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
PNB officials met representatives of Nirav Modi, Gitanjali group urging them to pay dues
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Punjab National Bank (PNB) officials had met representatives of Nirav Modi and Gitanjali groups to impress upon them to pay outstanding amounts, the bank said in a clarification to the stock exchanges.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED attaches Rs 115-crore properties of Chennai developer
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday said it has provisionally attached immovable properties at Guindy near here worth about Rs 115 crore of real estate developer VGN Developers Pvt Ltd.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress plenary in Delhi from March 16-18
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A plenary session of the Congress will be held here from March 16 to 18, wherein it is likely to ratify Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party President and pave the way for selection of new members of the Congress Working Committee (CWC).
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM should explain how the PNB scam took place under his watch: Rahul
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday sought to bring Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the line of fire on the PNB banking scam saying he should explain how Rs.22,000 crore was "taken" away from the country's banking system by jeweller Nirav Modi, the main accused, after the demonetisation.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Three PNB fraud accused sent to 14-day police custody
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) A Special CBI court on Saturday remanded the three accused arrested in the over Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case to police custody till March 3.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
21 more PNB fraud-related raids, property worth Rs 5,674 seized so far, says ED
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday conducted raids at 21 places across India and seized assets worth Rs 25 crore in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, an official said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Merged with ruling faction on Modi's advice: Panneerselvam
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Finally, it is official. Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday told AIADMK office-bearers in Theni district that he merged his faction with the ruling faction on the advice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Asha Bhosale conferred Yash Chopra memorial award
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Veteran playback singer Asha Bhosale was conferred the coveted "5th Yash Chopra Memorial National Award" at a function held here late on Friday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Automobile beauties grace Delhi roads at vintage car rally
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) From a 1903 Humberette owned by Abbas Jasdanwalla from Mumbai to an array of Rolls Royce's, including the 1908 Silver Ghost, the 1930 Phantom II, the 1938 Phantom III and the 1965 Silver Cloud III, the 8th edition of The 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally and Concours Show 2018 showcased the most beautiful creations from from the world of automobiles.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Did PNB fraud continue after retirement of so-called 'main culprit'?
New Delhi Feb 17 (IANS) Did the fraud at Punjab National Bank (PNB) continue even after the "main culprit", named by the bank, retired?
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himachal to hire 200 doctors through walk-in interview
Shimla, Feb 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, on Saturday took several major decisions, including filling up 200 posts of doctors on specific contracts through walk-in interviews to overcome their shortage.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India, Iran sign nine agreements, agree to stop terror forces (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India and Iran on Saturday pledged to stop the forces of terrorism and extremism, delinking it from religion and agreed that there should be an end to terror sanctuaries even as the two countries broad-based their relationship by signing nine agreements, including one on connectivity relating to the strategic Chabahar port.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
ED attaches Rs 115-crore land of Chennai developer
Chennai/New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached land worth Rs 115 crore of VGN Developers in Chennai in a case of bank fraud while purchasing the land in 2013, an official said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana hikes ministers' grant
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Haryana cabinet on Saturday approved enhancement of the petty grant of Member of Council of Ministers from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 25 lakh per annum from the current financial year, officials said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Remove Rahat Ali Khan's voice from Bollywood song: Babul Supriyo
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Singer-turned-Union minister Babul Supriyo says Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's voice in a song that features in Bollywood film "Welcome To New York", must be removed and dubbed by someone else.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Give up politics of violence, Vice President tells Kerala's parties
Kozhikode (Kerala), Feb 17 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday asked all political parties in Kerala to shed the politics of violence.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Plot for widow 18 years after soldier's death
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Haryana government on Saturday decided to gift a residential plot to the widow of a soldier who was killed in an anti-militancy operation in Jammu and Kashmir nearly 18 years ago.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Hanyu breaks 66-year old record to defend men's figure skating title
PyoengChang, Feb 17 (IANS) Japanese Yuzuru Hanyu became the first figure skater in 66 years to win back-to-back Winter Olympic gold medals in the men's singles event as he won Japan's first gold medal at PyeongChang Games on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
KriArj Entertainment to move High Court against Abhishek Kapoor
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Film production banner KriArj Entertainment on Saturday said it will move the Bombay High Court to reinforce its right on the film "Kedarnath".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Sitharaman questions Rahul's presence at Gitanjali Jewels event
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Countering the Congress' charge that the multi-crore bank fraud took place under the BJP government, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that Rahul Gandhi was present at a promotional event of Gitanjali Jewels and that the fraud took place during the UPA regime.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Now electrical vans to ply in Shimla
Shimla, Feb 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday flagged off here an electrical van service of the state roadways.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Singhvi rubbishes BJP's allegations, warns of legal action
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Rubbishing accusations that he and his family had links with Nirav Modi's companies, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Saturday said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman "was liable to civil and criminal defamation".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jaitley to embark on two-day Saudi Arabia visit on Saturday night
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitely would be leaving Saturday night on a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia to co-chair the 12th India-Saudi Arabia Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) on February 18-19, an official statement said here.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP, Congress trade blame over multi-crore Nirav banking fraud (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The ruling BJP on Saturday blamed the Congress for the "original sin" that led to the alleged Rs 11,500 crore banking fraud by jeweller Nirav Modi and his partner Mehul Choksi. The opposition party returned the attack calling it "cheap sense of politics that has reached ludicrous and ridiculous proportions".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
ISL: Chennaiyin, Jamshedpur battle for play-off spots (Preview)
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC know they cannot leave anything to chance and will battle for full points in their last three league matches, starting with the crucial clash with Jamshedpur FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
S. Korea hockey coach takes blame after Winter Olympics loss
Gangneung (South Korea), Feb 17 (IANS) South Korean men's Olympic hockey head coach Jim Paek put the blame squarely on his own shoulders after his squad was routed by Switzerland 0-8 on Saturday at the 2018 Winter Games.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Hockey
Facebook to roll out fix for bug in two-factor authentication
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After several people received non-security-related notifications from Facebook after giving the social network their phone numbers for two-factor authentication (2FA), the company admitted there was a bug and has promised to roll out a fix soon.
2018-02-17
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
9 killed in Rajasthan LPG cylinder blast
Jaipur, Feb 17 (IANS) At least nine persons have been killed and 18 others injured after two LPG cylinders exploded at a wedding function in Beawar in Rajasthan's Ajmer district, police said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sakshi Tanwar to be back with new season of 'Tyohaar Ki Thaali'
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actress Sakshi Tanwar will host the new season of food show "Tyohaar Ki Thaali", and she is looking forward to once again to sharing her long-cherished heirloom festival recipes.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Goa CMO, BJP deny news reports on Parrikar's surgery
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Authorities and the Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday denied media reports that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to undergo surgery at a Mumbai hospital.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Scientists develop human intestinal lining on chip
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists have successfully replicated a human intestinal lining using patient-derived cells inside an organ-chip, a finding that has potential to advance personalised treatments for gastrointestinal diseases.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
I-League: Gokulam shatter East Bengal title hopes
Kozhikode, Feb 17 (IANS) East Bengal's title aspirations were dealt a body blow as Gokulam Kerala FC stunned them with a come-from-behind 2-1 win at the EMS Corporation Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Odisha reiterates demand for special category status
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday reiterated the demand for special category status for Odisha and revision of coal royalty for the benefit of the state.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
West Brom footballers apologise for Barcelona fiasco
London, Feb 17 (IANS) The four West Bromwich Albion footballers, who made off with an unoccupied taxi during the English club's recent visit to Barcelona, came forward to reveal their identities and apologise for their actions.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
5-day judicial custody for Hindu Samhati chief, others
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Hindu Samhati chief Tapan Ghosh and three activists, arrested on charge of attacking media persons at an event in the city, were on Saturday remanded in five-day judicial custody by a Sessions court, police said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sitharaman questions Rahul's presence at Gitanjali Jewels event (Lead, with Correction)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Countering Congress charge that multi-crore bank fraud took place under the BJP government, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Rahul Gandhi was present at a promotional event of Gitanjali Jewels and that the fraud took place during the UPA regime.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Father's stress linked to kids' brain development
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Fathers, take note! Taking too much stress may affect the brain development of your kids, a new study has claimed.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
All-rounder Rumeli named in Indian women's T20I squad
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Veteran all-rounder Rumeli Dhar made her comeback into the Indian women's cricket team after six years as she was on Saturday named as replacement for injured veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami for the remaining three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) against South Africa away.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Sitharaman questions Rahul's presence at Gitanjali Jewels event
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Countering Congress charge that multi-crore bank fraud took place during the BJP government, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Rahul Gandhi was present at a promotional event of Gitanjali Jewels and the whole episode took place in the UPA regime.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Won't let any agency eliminate Bimal Gurung: Ahluwalia
Jalpaiguri, Feb 17 (IANS) Union Minister and Darjeeling MP S.S. Ahluwalia said that some agencies want to "eliminate" Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung, but he will do his bit to protect the absconding leader.
2018-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ledecka takes Alpine skiing women's super-G in PyeongChang
PyeongChang, Feb 17 (IANS) The Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka, the first athlete to compete in two different sports at a Winter Olympics, stunningly won the gold medal of Alpine skiing women's super-G at PyeongChang Games here on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Goal machine Batshuayi proves both curse and blessing for Dortmund
Berlin, Feb 17 (IANS) Michy Batshuayi is both a curse and a blessing for Borussia Dortmund. While the Belgian striker makes the German football club happy with his tremendous record of five goals in three games, this stunning success will most likely lead to his immediate farewell in only a few months.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Girls may inherit ovarian cancer gene from fathers
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Scientists have found a gene responsible for ovarian cancer that can be passed down from fathers to their daughters.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Intesa Sanpaola SPA (HK) only foreign bank to be affected by PNB fraud
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The only foreign bank affected in Nirav Modi/Mehul Choksi fraud case turns out to be Intesa Sanpaolo SPA whose Hong Kong branch was called upon to provide money to Gitanjali Gems against a foreign letter of credi (FLC) issued by the Punjab National Bank (PNB).
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Black Panther' gets Rs 7 crore opening in India
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Marvel Studios "Black Panther", featuring Chadwick Boseman as the superhero, has registered an opening collection of over Rs 7 crore in India.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Double taxation avoidance agreement to give fillip to India, Iran trade
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Enforcement of the double taxation avoidance agreement and extension of preferential tariff would give a fillip to trade and investment between Iran and India , Masoud Karbasian, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, Iran said here on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
ISL: ATK look to salvage pride against off-colour Mumbai (Preview)
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Out of the top-four race in the Indian Super League (ISL), defending champions ATK will look to salvage pride and get back to winning ways when they lock horns with Mumbai City FC here on Sunday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,ISL
Modi, Jaitley knew country was being looted: Congress
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday made a direct allegation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying "both were aware that the country was being looted" in the over Rs 11,000 crore PNB scam.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Man United great Vidic to visit India
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Manchester United great Nemanja Vidic will be present as a special guest on occasion of the third edition of the Football Movement which is slated to be held here on February 22 and 23.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
RGV appears before Hyderabad police in obscenity case
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma on Saturday appeared before Hyderabad police in connection with a case of obscenity booked against him for his movie "God, Sex and Truth", and also for allegedly insulting the modesty of a woman.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Goa CMO, BJP denies news reports on Parrikar's surgery
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Authorities and the Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday denied media reports that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to undergo surgery at a Mumbai hospital.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Telangana CM KCR turns 64
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, popularly known as KCR, turned 64 on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Was misfit in BJP, says Lovely after rejoining Congress
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Delhi Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely on Saturday returned to the Congress and said he was "ideologically a misfit" in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which he had joined in April last year.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
$1.8 bn PNB fraud, macro-data hit equities' movement (Market Review)
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The weekly trade in the Indian equity markets was almost flat. However, a slew of domestic developments like a $1.8 billion fraud reported by the Punjab National Bank (PNB) and release of major macro-economic data impacted the movements of the two key equity indices, analysts said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Literary Portrayals on 70 Years of Indian Independence
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Indias National Academy of Letters organised a national seminar on "70 Years of Indian Independence" on Friday as part of its ongoing Festival of Letters. Eminent scholars and writers presented their views on the literary portrayals that have found light of the day over the past seven decades.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Earlier Congress used to benefit from scams, now BJP does: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that earlier, the Congress used to benefit from scams and now it is the BJP that benefits from them, and added that this is the reason why the BJP never sends a Congress member to the jail.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Make Nirav Modi RBI Governor': Shiv Sena
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Taunting ruling ally Bharatiya Janata Party, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said absconding scamster Nirav Modi "should be made Reserve Bank of India Governor to finish off the country".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Is translation a means of retelling stories, experts discus
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) What is the role of translations in bringing many unknown stories to the fore? Can translation be used as a means of retelling narratives? Several experts came together at a symposium organised by the Sahitya Akademi here to deliberate on the topic.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Features
A year after Kerala actress' kidnapping, trial to begin
Kochi, Feb 17 (IANS) Exactly a year later, the much-anticipated climax scene in the Kerala actress kidnap case, in which superstar Dileep has been named as the eighth accused, is to emerge with the trial set to begin very soon.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan minor's killer gets four death sentences
Lahore, Feb 17 (IANS) A Pakistan court on Saturday gave a 24-year-old man four death sentences for raping and murdering six-year-old Zainab Amin last month.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Attacks out of proportion: Oxfam chief
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Oxfam's Chief Executive, Mark Goldring, has said the scale and intensity of the criticism against the British charity in the wake of claims that its workers used prostitutes in Haiti, were out of proportion to its level of culpability.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia launches language courses for football fans abroad
Moscow, Feb 17 (IANS) Russias Centers of Science and Culture based abroad have launched short Russian language courses for football fans who will be attending the Russia-hosted FIFA World Cup.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Giant bronze hot pot unveiled in China
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) A giant bronze hot pot, over two storeys high, has been unveiled in Datong in China's Shanxi province.
2018-02-17
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society
Olympic snowboarder from Russia successfully undergoes surgery
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 17 (IANS) Russian snowboarder Nikolay Olyunin has successfully undergone a surgery, the athletes wife Maria said on social media.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Gangwon chief eyes co-hosting of Asian Winter Games with N.Korea
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 17 (IANS) The governor of Gangwon Province, where PyeongChang is located, said on Saturday that he is considering a bid to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games (AWG) with North Korea.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
I'm a proud YRF girl: Parineeti Chopra
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra says she is proud of her association with Yash Raj Films, under which she not only made her debut but also did movies like "Ishaqzaade" and "Shuddh Desi Romance".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Left confident of Tripura victory, BJP giving tough fight (Curtainraiser)
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) The CPI-M is confident of retaining power in its bastion of Tripura in Sunday's assembly elections and achieving a turnaround in the Left movement across the country, though the BJP is battling tooth and nail to oust the Left Front government.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
NASA's Kepler discovers nearly 100 new exoplanets
London, Feb 17 (IANS) An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of nearly 100 new exoplanets -- planets located outside our solar system.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
India aim bright start against S.Africa in 1st T20I (Preview)
Johannesburg, Feb 17 (IANS) Following a historic One-Day International (ODI) series victory, ruthless India will aim to continue their form in the cricket's shortest format when they face South Africa in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-02-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
22 killed in Nigeria suicide attack
Lagos, Feb 17 (IANS) At least 22 people were killed and 28 others injured when three suicide bombers attacked a market in Nigeria's Borno state, the authorities said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Portugal,Terrorism
The tyranny of mainline cinema which sidelines good, small films (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)
My old friend and sensitive filmmaker Onir is heartbroken. This week his latest film "Kuch Bheege Alfaaz" bravely and defiantly produced by the music giant Saregama's film branch Yoodlee Films, opened in shows at the most unearthly hours in selected multiplexes, while all the primetime shows went to "Padmaavat", "Pad Man" and "Aiyaary".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rishi Kapoor predicts 'huge stardom' for Priya Varrier
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor is impressed by the "expressive" and "innocent" Priya Prakash Varrier. He has predicted a bright future for the 18-year-old, who became an internet sensation with a wink and a shy but mischievous smile in a music video.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Common BP drug may prevent onset of Type 1 diabetes
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) A drug commonly used drug to control high blood pressure may be also effective in preventing the onset of Type 1 diabetes in up to 60 per cent of those at risk, researchers say.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo welcome baby girl
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Singer Adam Levine and model Behati Prinsloo have welcomed their second child together.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Microsoft expands Cortana's home automation skills
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) In a bid to expand into the growing home automation market, Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana will now support more smart home devices and integrate with IFTTT -- a free web-based platform that helps users connect their apps and services together, the company has announced.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Olivia Wilde set to make directorial debut
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Actress Olivia Wilde will make her directorial debut with "Booksmart", which will feature Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Garbage' needed a distributor who understood its sensitive nature: Q
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The distribution rights of director Qaushiq Mukherjee aka Q's "Garbage", the only Indian feature at the Berlinale's official selection this year, have been bought by Paris-based sales company Wide.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Scientists discover link between hallucinations, dopamine
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) People with schizophrenia, who experience auditory hallucinations, tend to hear what they expect an exaggerated version of a perceptual distortion that is common among other people without hallucinations.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Sushma Swaraj calls on Iran President
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) External Affairs Minister on Saturday called on visiting Iran President Hassan Rouhani and discussed a number of issues, including energy and connectivity.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Woodley, Dern on board for 'Big Little Lies' season 2
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Actors Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoe Kravitz are on board for "Big Little Lies" season 2.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Briton completes 20,000-mile pub adventure
London, Feb 17 (IANS) A Briton has driven a sports car across 21 countries, starting at the most northerly pub in the world and ending at the most southerly, a media report said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Modi, Iran President discuss bilateral cooperation, regional issues
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday discussed bilateral cooperation across a range of areas and regional issues during a meeting with Iran President Hassan Rouhani here.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Theroux seen with women before split announcement
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Justin Theroux was photographed surrounded by female friends shortly before announcing his split from actress Jennifer Aniston.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Arvinder Singh Lovely returns to Congress
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) In a boost to the Congress, former Delhi Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely, who had quit the party to join the BJP in April last year, on Saturday returned to the Congress in the presence of party President Rahul Gandhi here.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Household cleaning products may harm lung function in women
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Women working as cleaners or using cleaning sprays or other products regularly at home are likely to experience a greater decline in their lung function, researchers have warned.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Robert Pattinson finds #MeToo movement amazing
Berlin, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson says it is amazing to see the impact of the #MeToo movement.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Germany,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman among Oscar presenters
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Stars Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Laura Dern, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Holland, Kumail Nanjiani, Margot Robbie, Emma Stone and Daniela Vega are among the first slate of presenters announced for the 90th Oscars.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Descendants 3' to be out in 2019
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Disney channel has announced plans to release "Descendants 3" in the summer of 2019.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Aniston, Pitt's reunion very unlikely
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Following the news of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's split, the internet went into a frenzy with the possibility of a reunion of the actress and her former beau Brad Pitt. But that seems unlikely as they haven't met in a long time, says a source.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Always wanted to be involved in all aspects of filmmaking: Anand Tiwari
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor-director Anand Tiwari, who has debuted as a feature film director for the Netflix original "Love Per Square Foot", says he always wanted to explore every aspect of filmmaking.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
PNB fraud: Ex-Deputy Bank Manager Gokulnath Shetty arrested
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested Punjab National Bank's retired Deputy Manager, Gokulnath Shetty and two others in a multi-crore bank fraud case, officials said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Real Madrid suffer Kroos injury setback
Madrid, Feb 17 (IANS) Real Madrid have suffered an injury setback with the confirmation that central midfielder Toni Kroos will be out of action for at least two weeks after suffering a knee injury.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Mainz down Berlin in Bundesliga
Berlin, Feb 17 (IANS) Mainz returned to their winning ways after cruising past Hertha Berlin 2-0 in the opener of the 23rd round in Bundesliga football league.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
How I became a translator (Translating India-9)
(ATTN EDITORS: This is the ninth in a 10-part "Translating India" series where noted translators -- in articles written exclusively for IANS -- share their experiences of translating from their respective languages.)
2018-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,IANS Life
Essential Phone with built-in Amazon Alexa launched
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) A new variant of Essential Phone has been launched with built-in Alexa (Amazon's virtual personal assistant), offering an alternative to Google Assistant that is already available on all other variants.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Argentine defender steps away from football to help save brother's life
Buenos Aires, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Argentina international full-back Cristian Villagra will take time off football to donate bone marrow to his brother Gonzalo, who his battling leukemia.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Brazil coach Tite reveals likely World Cup starting lineup
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 17 (IANS) Brazil coach Tite said that he has already chosen his preferred starting lineup for this year's World Cup in Russia.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Rekha felicitates Asha Bhosle with Yash Chopra Memorial Award
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) It was an emotional and heart-warming moment when veteran actress Rekha bowed down to touch Asha Bhosle's feet as the legendary singer was feted with the Yash Chopra Memorial Award here.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-Playboy model claims having affair with Trump
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) A former Playboy model claimed that she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006 and has also described the US President's alleged system for concealing affairs, a media report said.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Google testing new technology to improve 911 system
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) Google has conducted a trial of a new technology that will help 911 operators figure out the location of cellphone callers more accurately, media reported.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Akshaye, Richa to star in film on misuse of rape laws
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actors Akshaye Khanna and Richa Chadha will feature in "Section 375", a Bollywood suspense drama highlighting misuse of rape laws in the country.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hashimpura, Srebrenica and Rohingyas: Similar and so different (Comment: Special to IANS)
Incidents, similar in their chilling monstrosity, came to mind when I saw photographs of a row of Rohingya Muslim young men, on their knees, hands tied behind their back. Gun-wielding military police, lurking within the frame, eventually mowed them down.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Opinion/Commentary
'Journalism was like instant coffee, writing books is satisfying, self-discovery'
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) She worked as a journalist for Asian Age, Frontline and Tribune, but running behind bylines always seemed like "instant coffee" with no time to pause and appreciate the beauty of things around her. After she quit her full-time job and embarked on a journey of writing, life changed drastically for Charu Singh, whose second book was published in December.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,Features,IANS Life
No difference between cinema, television today: Anshuman Jha
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Having been a part of the entertainment industry for eight years, Anshuman Jha who started his career in films with Dibakar Bannerjees "Love Sex Aur Dhokha" and went on to well-received roles in "Chauranga" and "Yeh Hai Bakrapur", is stepping into the web series world. He is ready to do television shows too as he feels the medium is no bar.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Twitter pulls the plug on official Mac app
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) Twitter has announced it is ending support for its dedicated desktop Mac application and that it has pulled it from the web and from Apple's App Store.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
'Aiyaary' stars happy with audience response
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actors Sidharth Malhotra and Rakul Preet Singh are happy that the audience is warming up to their latest release "Aiyaary". They are hopeful more viewers will be drawn to the theatres.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
After 'Pad Man', Akshay, KriArj join hands again
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Fresh from the success of "Pad Man", Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, after completing his work in Reema Kagti's "Gold", will move to a project that will be co-produced by Prernaa Arora and Arjun N Kapoor's KriArj Entertainment and his own banner Cape Of Good Hope.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
For Modi, road to 2019 will be steeper (Column: Political Circus)
For the Bharatiya Janata Party's supporters, the growing belief that the party is no longer as favourably placed as before must be both bewildering and disheartening.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Tibetan leader greets new South African President
Dharamsala, Feb 17 (IANS) Central Tibetan Administration President Lobsang Sangay on Saturday congratulated Cyril Ramaphosa on becoming South Africa's new President following Jacob Zuma's resignation.
2018-02-17
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
1,000 Bihar students expelled for cheating in Class 12 exams
Patna, Feb 17 (IANS) Nearly 1,000 students were expelled for cheating during the Class 12 examinations in Bihar, officials said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Collective voice needed to bring change: 'Peter Rabbit' actress (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki is delighted with the ongoing dialogue around balancing the gender scale and diversity in Hollywood. Known for "The Great Gatsby" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", she says women are still vulnerable but they have realised the power of working towards change hand-in-hand.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
7.2-magnitude quake jolts Mexico, no casualties reported
Mexico City, Feb 17 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck southeastern Mexico, with the epicentre recorded in the state of Oaxaca, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Mexico,Environment/Wildlife
Itel Mobile registers 217% growth in India
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) With a 9 per cent market share, China-based Transsion Holdings' Itel Mobile registered a 217 per cent growth in India in 2016-2017, the company said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Belgian court orders Facebook to stop collecting users' data
Brussels, Feb 17 (IANS) A Belgian court has ordered Facebook to stop collecting data on users or face daily penalty of 250,000 euros.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Technology
Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent separatist-called protest
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Saturday to prevent a separatist-called protest, police said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Minimum temperatures improve in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) The minimum temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir showed improvement on Saturday due to cloud cover, according to the weather office.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Foggy Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) It was a foggy morning here on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 12.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
13 Russian nationals indicted over 2016 US election interference
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) US Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud Washington, according to the Department of Justice.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump visits shooting survivors in Florida hospital
Miami, Feb 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited a hospital in Florida where the survivors of this week's school massacre were being treated, media reports said.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Christian Bale is the best actor working: Scott Cooper
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Director Scott Cooper says he wrote "Hostiles" for actor Christian Bale as he is the "best actor working".
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Giant signs in Miami ask senator to enact gun control
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Three trucks with giant signs addressed to US Republican Senator Marco Rubio drove through the streets of Miami on Friday, demanding enact gun control to avoid more massacres like the one that occurred this week at a school in Florida.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
FBI Director should resign, urges Florida Governor
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Governor of Florida state Rick Scott on Saturday urged the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to resign in the wake of the agency's admission that it failed to follow up on an earlier tip over the shooter who killed 17 people in a Florida high school.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Strong earthquake hits Mexico
Mexico City, Feb 17 (IANS) A powerful earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday as people fled out of buildings in capital Mexico City when the ground was shaking.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Mexico,Environment/Wildlife
'Florida school shooter heard voices in his head'
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old youth who killed 15 students and two staff members with an AR-15 automatic rifle in Florida, told police that voices in his head told him how to carry out the attack, police said on Friday.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jack had to die in 'Titanic': Billy Zane
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Billy Zane, who essayed the role of Cal Hockley in "Titanic", says Leonardo DiCaprio's character Jack had to die the blockbuster film.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Minaj 'as bald as' Amber Rose
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj has become "as bald as" model-actress Amber Rose due to a hair accident.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
13 Russians indicted for interfering in US elections
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) A US federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for alleged interference in the 2016 presidential elections.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Six lions, 74 vultures poisoned to death in Tanzania
Dodoma, Feb 17 (IANS) Six lions and 74 vultures were found dead near a national park in southern Tanzania this week after they were poisoned to death, authorities.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Tanzania,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN to contact Maldives leaders in response to opposition request: Spokesperson
United Nations, Feb 17 (IANS) The UN will be making contacts with Maldives leaders in response to the request by the opposition leaders for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to oversee the all-party talks proposed by that nation's President Abdulla Yameen, Guterres's Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Friday.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Naomi Campbell, Skepta dating?
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Supermodel Naomi Campbell and musician Skepta are reportedly dating since a month.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Siddaramaiah presents popular budget for poll-bound Karnataka
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) With an eye on Assembly election, due in late April or early May, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday presented a popular state budget for fiscal 2018-19 to please all sections of society.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Living with parents affects Michael B Jordan's personal life
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Michael B. Jordan says buying a house for his parents was a "dream", but living with them has had a damaging effect on his personal life.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
FBI admits it failed to investigate Florida shooter tip-off
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) admitted on Friday that it received a tip in January on Nikolas Cruz, the Florida school shooter who killed 17 people earlier this week, but failed to follow up.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian-American teacher hailed for saving students during Florida shooting
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) A quick-acting Indian-American maths teacher is being hailed for saving the lives of her students during the shooting rampage at a Florida high school that left 17 dead.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Karnataka to provide healthcare to all soon
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) In line with the 'Modicare' of the Central government, Karnataka too would provide healthcare to all people in the state soon, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Friday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Dalit activist who set himself on fire in Gujarat dies
Ahmedabad, Feb 17 (IANS) A 60-year-old Dalit activist, who set himself on fire in Gujarat over government's alleged failure to regularize land tilled by a landless labourer, succumbed to his burn injuries late on Friday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
NDPP-BJP will storm power in Nagaland: Rio
Kohima, Feb 17 (IANS) Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) Chief Ministerial candfidate Neiphiu Rio on Friday voiced confidence that his party, fighting the February 27 Nagaland assembly elections in alliance with the BJP, would storm to power with an absolute majority.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
ISL: Pune halts Bengaluru's record run
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) FC Pune City stopped Bengaluru FC from registering a record run of six consecutive victories in the Indian Super League as they settled for a 1-1 draw at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Friday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football,ISL
Bengal students don't participate in PM's interaction
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Students of state-run and government-aided schools in Bengal didn't participate in "Pareeksha pe Charcha" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday after State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee had said they would be busy with preparations ahead of the examinations.
2018-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
EU holds hackathon for smart city apps in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) The European Union's delegation to India on Friday held a hackathon challenge for Indian developers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here to develop smart city applications (apps).
2018-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Education
Tunisian IS supporter deported from Italy
Rome, Feb 16 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities have expelled a Tunisian accused of being a supporter of the Islamic State jihadist group, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Chances for young Britons to buy homes cut by half'
London, Feb 16 (IANS) The chances of a young British adult owning a home on a middle income have been halved in the past 20 years, said research released on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy
IFAD, Sudan invest $47.5m to help farmers
Rome, Feb 16 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development and Sudan signed a $47.5 million dollar accord aimed at boosting farmers' incomes and resilience to climate change in four of the African country's states, IFAD said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Rio quits Lok Sabha after winning Nagaland polls
Kohima, Feb 16 (IANS) Nagaland's sole Lok Sabha MP Neiphiu Rio on Friday resigned from the Parliament after he was declared uncontested to the 60-member state assembly this week.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Cauvery verdict: Farmers, TN government welcomes it, opposition opposes
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu saw mixed reactions over the Supreme Court's Friday order on the sharing of the Cauvery river water, with the farming community and the government looking forward to its implementation while the political parties said the state has been cheated.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kohli stars as India outplay South Africa in sixth ODI
Centurion, Feb 16 (IANS) Disciplined bowling and unbeaten century by skipper Virat Kohli helped India outplay South Africa by eight wickets in the sixth and final One-day International (ODI) at the Supersport Park here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Syrian army unearths 34 bodies from mass grave in Raqqa
Damascus, Feb 16 (IANS) A total of 34 bodies of Syrian civilians and soldiers have been unearthed in the northern province of Raqqa, reports said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Italy won't elect populist or anti-EU regime: Gentiloni
Berlin, Feb 16 (IANS/AKI) Italy's national election on March 4 will produce a stable government that will not be "dominated by populist or anti-European forces", Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Britain warned to prepare for more frequent floods
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Communities in Britain were warned Friday to be prepared for more frequent flooding as a result of climate change.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Do not gamble with our faith & identity: NPF chief
Tuensang (Nagaland), Feb 16 (IANS) Ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) supremo Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Friday warned the Naga people not to gamble with their faith, culture and identity in the February 27 Nagaland assembly polls.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
British zoo's painted dog puppies finally given African-inspired names
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Chester Zoo's seven playful African painted dog puppies, who were born two months ago to mom K'mana, were given African-inspired names on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
NPP candidate in Nagaland escapes bid on life
Kohima, Feb 16 (IANS) National People's Party (NPP) candidate, T Chalukumba, who is contesting the February 27 Nagaland assembly elections, escaped an attempt on his life in Mokokchung district this afternoon, police said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP will make Meghalaya model state: Amit Shah
Shillong/Jowai, Feb 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday promised to make Meghalaya a model state within five years, if his party is voted to power in the February 27 assembly elections.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Munich Security Conference chief warns of US-Russian confrontation
Berlin, Feb 16 (IANS) Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman of the annual Munich Security Conference (MSC), has warned against the risk of a military confrontation between the US and Russia on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Germany,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
EU can overcome 'populist temptations', says Italy
Berlin, Feb 16 (IANS/AKI) Europe has the ability to "beat populist, anti-European temptations", Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said here on Friday and urged all EU states to shoulder the burden of the migrant crisis that is helping stoke such sentiments.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association meet begins in Patna on Saturday
Patna, Feb 16 (IANS) A two-day conference of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)-India Region will begin here on Saturday to discuss Parliament's role in the development, and legislature and judiciary as important pillars of democracy.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Chinese celebrate Year of the Dog's start
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) People across China on Friday celebrated the Spring Festival, the country's most important occasion for family gatherings, with fireworks, greetings, delicious food and performances on the first day of the Year of the Dog.
2018-02-16
Category: International, China,Art/Culture/Books
Those appropriating Vivekananda haven't read him: Tharoor
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Taking a dig at the BJP and other rightwing political parties, acclaimed author and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday said that those trying to appropriate Swami Vivekananda have not actually read him and thus project the celebrated 19th century Hindu monk in a "blasphemous" way.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Protest in Tel Aviv to demand Israeli PM's resignation
Tel Aviv, Feb 16 (IANS) More than a thousand protesters on Friday demanded the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in what was the first protest here since the release of a police report recommending that he be indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Sri Lankan PM vows to continue unity government
Colombo, Feb 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday said that the unity government between the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) would continue even after its defeat in the local body elections.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Six working groups formed to shape 'Modicare'
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The government on Friday formed six working groups to finalise the structure and functioning of the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), popularly called "Modicare", an official said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
French town gears up for Bollywood-themed Lemon Festival
Menton (France), Feb 16 (IANS) The finishing touches to huge sculptures crafted out of citrus fruits were being made on Friday as the southern French Riviera town of Menton readied itself for the 85th edition of its "Fete du Citron" ("Lemon Festival").
2018-02-16
Category: International, France,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump to meet families of school shooting victims in Florida
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will travel to south Florida on Friday to meet family members of the victims of this week's school shooting that left 17 dead.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Prime Minister answerable for PNB scam, says AAP
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Alleging that despite Centre's knowledge, banking scam kingpin Nirav Modi was successful in fleeing the country after duping PNB of Rs 11,515 crore, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is answerable for the fraud.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Free education for Karnataka girls up to post-graduation
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) In a bid to encourage girl child education, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday announced that all girls studying in government institutions up to post-graduation will be given free education.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
US court overturns $21 mn damages for wrong brain surgery on Indian woman
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) A court has overturned the $21 million awarded to the family of a woman of Indian descent who was operated on her brain instead of her jaw because of a hospital mix-up, according to media reports.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Congress attacks PM on PNB scam, calls it 'biggest bank loot'
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Congress on Friday continued its attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, claiming that the PNB fraud of over Rs 11,000 crore was India's biggest "bank loot scam" and has got bigger to touch Rs 21,306 crore.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Another Bengal Police officer arrested in extortion case
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) West Bengal CID on Friday arrested one more state police official in relation with the extortion case in West Midnapore district's Daspur, a senior CID official said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coach Emery optimistic about PSG's chances in CL
Paris, Feb 16 (IANS) Paris Saint Germain's Spanish coach Unai Emery on Friday said his team could still eliminate Real Madrid from the UEFA Champions League despite the unfavourable result in their round-of-16 first leg.
2018-02-16
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
I-League: Indian Arrows hold Aizawl to 2-2 draw
Vasco, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian Arrows staged yet another comeback as they held ten-man Aizawl FC to a 2-2 draw in their I-League encounter at the Tilak Maidan here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Mamata accuses banks of not lending to farmers, SHGs
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Amid the nationwide uproar regarding the $1.8 billion banking fraud, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused banks of not providing credit to farmers and self-help groups who repay loans while defaulters are always obliged by the lenders.
2018-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Disclosure of sources of income must for contesting polls: SC
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed that all those contesting elections must disclose their sources of income, including those of their spouse and dependent children, as "voters have a fundamental right to know relevant information" about the candidates.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India on track to reduce emissions: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that despite scepticism, India is on the path of reducing emission by 20 to 25 per cent over 2005 levels by 2020.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Real Madrid's Kroos suffers left knee injury
Madrid, Feb 16 (IANS) Real Madrid's midfielder Toni Kroos on Friday was diagnosed with a left knee injury that will exclude him from the upcoming matches of the Spanish League, according to a club statement.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Maharashtra NGO files blasphemy plaint against Malayalam film
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Feb 16 (IANS) City-based NGO Jan Jagran Samiti Maharashtra (JJSM), has lodged a complaint with police here demanding that a song in the forthcoming Malayalam film "Oru Adaar Love", featuring new social media hearththrob Priya Prakash Varrier, be deleted.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Religion,Cinema/Showbiz
No instruction to PNB to meet commitments under LoU: RBI
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday denied having sent any instruction to Punjab National Bank (PNB), which detected a $1.8 billion fraud, to meet its commitments under the Letter of Undertaking (LOU) to other banks.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI files fresh FIRs in $1.8 bn fraud case against Gitanjali Group directors
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The CBI on Friday registered fresh FIRs against 10 directors of the Gitanjali Group of companies based on a complaint registered by the Punjab National Bank in a multi-crore fraud case and questioned four bank officials in connection with the case, an official said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajasthan lynching: SC asks CBI to seek instruction on widow's plea
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked the CBI to seek instructions from the Central government on conducting a probe and providing adequate compensation to the widow of a Muslim labourer, who was hacked and burnt alive in Rajasthan last year.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Patnaik seeks singular entity for railways in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested the Centre to consider expanding the jurisdiction of East Coast Railway (ECoR) to cover all parts of Odisha under one zone.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Iranian President calls for unity among Muslims (Roundup)
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) With a call for unity among Muslims across the world and the announcement of his readiness to simplify visa procedure for Indians, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday wound up the first leg of his India visit.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
SC reduces Tamil Nadu's Cauvery water share (Third Lead)
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In a setback to Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court on Friday reduced its share of the Cauvery river water to 177.25 thousand million cubic feet (TMC), down from 192 TMC allocated by a tribunal in 2007.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Mamata reiterates demand to scrap FRDI Bill
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying that her government will continue to oppose the proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill as "it is against the interest of common depositors".
2018-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rahul constitutes Steering Committee for Plenary Session
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday constituted a 34-member Steering Committee that will function in place of the Congress Working Committee for the party's upcoming Plenary Session.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Turkey jails 6 journalists over failed coup
Istanbul, Feb 16 (IANS) A court in Istanbul on Friday sentenced six Turkish journalists to aggravated life imprisonment over their alleged involvement in a failed coup in July 2016, local media reported.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Turkey,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Maharashtra woman killed in freak rice mill tragedy
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), Feb 16 (IANS) In a freak incident, a 50-year-old woman was killed after her sari got stuck in a rice mill in Asaralli village in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, a police official said here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PNB fraud: Allahabad Bank has $366.87 mn outstanding exposure
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) State-run Allahabad Bank on Friday said it has an outstanding exposure of about $366.87 million in the $1.8 billion fraud detected by another public sector bank PNB, but added it was confident of receiving the payment.
2018-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Blockade disrupts train services in Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Train services were temporarily disrupted in West Bengal on Friday as the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) workers blocked railway tracks at 62 places in the state.
2018-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan likely to be put in FATF grey list
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) There is a proposal to put Pakistan in the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental body combating money laundering and terror financing among other things, in its upcoming meeting, a senior official said here on Friday
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
SC refuses to stay 'Aiyaary' release
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the release of Hindi film "Aiyaary" starring Manoj Bajpayee and Sidharth Malhotra.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security
NGT asks Delhi, Haryana to resolve issue of ammonia in capital's water
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday directed the Delhi and Haryana governments to hold a meeting to resolve the issue of high ammonia content in the water of the river Yamuna.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Turkey, US agree to restore normal ties
Ankara, Feb 16 (IANS) Turkey and the US agreed to normalise their ties, after weeks of rising tensions due to Turkey's military operation in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diaspora
SA Tourism Roadshow to meet Indian traveller's evolving demands
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The 15th edition of South Africa (SA) Tourism's Roadshow will capitalise on the growing demand and align efforts to meet the evolving demands of the Indian traveller, an statement said here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
I-League: Chennai City face uphill task against Churchill (Preview)
Coimbatore, Feb 16 (IANS) With Indian Arrows and Gokulam Kerala immune to relegation this football season, Chennai City face an uphill task with three games left as they take on Churchill Brothers here on Saturday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Modi hosted 'Mehul Bhai' of banking fraud at his official residence
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In the midst of a raging controversy over the Rs.11,500 banking scam, a video has surfaced of Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosting fugitive Gujarati jeweller Mehul Choksi at his official residence in 2015.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana to allot sites for filling stations through auctions
Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) To bring transparency in the process of allotment of sites for vehicle filling stations, the Haryana government has decided that these will be allotted only through auction.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Guptill's ton in vain as Aussies hammer world record chase
Auckland, Feb 16 (IANS) New Zealand's Martin Guptill's 49-ball century went up in smoke as Australia pulled off a world record run chase against the hosts at the Eden Park here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Raise Rohingya, pellet guns with Modi, Amnesty urges Trudeau
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Human rights organisation Amnesty International has urged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to raise the threatened expulsion of Rohingyas from India during his upcoming visit here, along with issues like use of pellet guns in Jammu and Kashmir and justice to 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
I-League: Kerala look to dent East Bengal's title hopes (Preview)
Kozhikode, Feb 16 (IANS) After beating Mohun Bagan in Kolkata, debutants Gokulam Kerala FC will be looking to stage another major upset when they host title contenders East Bengal at the EMS Corporation Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Army chief meets students from J&K
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday met students from Jammu and Kashmir, who are on a tour to Delhi, and encouraged them to join the Indian Army, an official said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Education
Sachin announced as league ambassador for T20 Mumbai League
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Probability Sports India Private Limited, a consortium of the IIFL Group as Lead Member and Wizcraft, on Friday announced cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar as the League Ambassador of the Twenty-20 Mumbai League.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Unitech issue: SC asks Chennai company to deposit Rs 90 cr
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked Chennai-based Omshakthy Agencies (Madras) to deposit Rs 90 crore - a part of Rs 400 crore deal - it has entered into with crisis- ridden real estate major Unitech for the purchase of its property.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
India's domestic air passenger traffic up over 19% in January
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic surged by 19.69 per cent to 1.14 crore in January from 95.79 lakh reported during the corresponding month of last fiscal, official data showed here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Industry chambers condemn $1.8 bn fraud, rap functioning of PSU banks
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Two days after the $1.8 billion fraud in Punjab National Bank (PNB) was disclosed, industry chambers on Friday condemned it criticising the functioning of public sector banks.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
23% aviation fuel tax cut on small aircraft in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) Karnataka on Friday proposed to reduce sales tax on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) by 23 per cent -- to 5 per cent from 28 -- to promote regional air connectivity and feeder service across the southern state.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
India restrict Proteas to 204 in sixth ODI
Centurion, Feb 16 (IANS) Khaya Zondo struck his maiden ODI fifty to steer South Africa to 204 even as the other batsmen failed to find an answer to the disciplined Indian bowling in the sixth and final One-day International (ODI) at the Supersport Park here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Haryana to have film university
Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) With Hindi films like "Dangal" and "Sultan", which had a strong Haryana connection, turning out to be blockbusters, the state government is planning to set up a film university in the state.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Education
Seven workers die cleaning septic tank in Andhra
Vijayawada, Feb 16 (IANS) Seven workers died while cleaning an underground tank at a private hatchery in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district on Friday, police said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iranian President winds up Hyderabad visit
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday left for New Delhi after two-day visit to this southern city.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diplomacy
IIT Delhi establishes centre to study air pollution
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi on Friday inaugurated a Centre of Excellence for Research on Clean Air (CERCA) to help scholars devise solutions to fight air pollution and promote scientific research in the field.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
PM to inaugurate India's largest container terminal in Mumbai
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the country's largest container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust here on Sunday, an official said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sisodia urges Delhiites to grow gardens, plant trees to fight pollution
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday urged citizens to grow gardens and plant trees to fight air pollution in the national capital.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Ajay Singh named EY Indian entrepreneur of 2017 for business transformation
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Passenger carrier SpiceJet on Friday said its Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh has been named the "Indian entrepreneur of the year 2017 for business transformation" by global consultancy firm EY.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Government begins trial of 'anti-pollution towers' in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In a bid to curb air pollution in the city, the Delhi government on Friday started the trial of "anti-pollution towers", an official said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
JioPhone now available on Amazon.in
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) Amazon India on Friday announced that Reliance Jio's affordable JioPhone will now be available on its platform.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Massive corruption in BJP government: Rahul
Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said there was massive corruption in the BJP-led Central government and the abrupt announcement of demonetisation wreaked havoc on the life and livelihood of all.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Agriculture Ministry to hold conference on doubling farm income
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Agriculture Ministry will hold a National Conference, Agriculture 2022 - Doubling Farmers' Income, here on February 19-20 to identify various critical farm-related issues and to find their solutions.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
It was 'impromptu', says MEA of Davos photo featuring Nirav Modi
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The government on Friday sought to distance itself from a controversial group photograph featuring absconding businessman Nirav Modi along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and some Indian CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last month.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Don't obstruct admin block, HC tells JNU students
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday directed Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students protesting against the varsity's new attendance rule not to obstruct the way of the staff when they enter the administrative block.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Naveen Patnaik rules out alliance with BJP
Bhubaneswar, Feb 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday rubbished speculations of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) striking an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2018-02-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Modi government's alertness brought PNB fraud to light: BJP
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The BJP on Friday hit back at the Congress, saying the $1.8-billion fraud in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) is another scam of the UPA which came into the open due to the "alertness" of the NDA government.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Central government to promote tourism via digital, social media: Official
Lucknow, Feb 16 (IANS) Buoyed by the steep rise in the number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTA) in the country last year, the Union Tourism Ministry will be aggressively marketing domestic religious circuits and adventure tourism through digital and social media, an official said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Politics should be kept away from Indian Army: Actress Nimrat Kaur
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) "The Test Case" actress Nimrat Kaur's father was killed by Muslim militants, but she says her mother kept them away from an anti-Islamic environment and brought her up to have a liberal mind. She also said there should be no political interference in the Indian Army.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics,Defence/Security
Will embark on single agenda of growth in Meghalaya: NPP
Songsak (Meghalaya), Feb 16 (IANS) The National People's Party (NPP) on Friday said that it would embark on the single agenda of growth and would ensure equity, if voted to power in Meghalaya after the February 27 assembly elections.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics
Manav-Manush take silver at Czech Junior & Cadet TT Open
Hodonin, Feb 16 (IANS) Paddlers Manav Thakkar and Manush Shah put up a formidable show to capture the silver medal in the Czech Junior and Cadet Open, a part of the 2018 ITTF Premier Junior Circuit, here.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Other Sports
Aussie Ward likely to play against Mohun Bagan
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) In a bid to brighten their title aspirations after winning against Churchill Brothers in their last outing, top of the table Neroca FC are likely to field new signing Nick Ward against Mohun Bagan on Sunday, a club official said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Modi the teacher tells students to compete with oneself, win small battles
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) To students from across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned teacher on Friday, giving them lessons on how to tackle exams and on how to succeed.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Blockade disrupts train services in Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Train services were temporarily disrupted in West Bengal on Friday as the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) workers blocked railway tracks at 62 places in the state.
2018-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Cauvery verdict draws mixed reactions in TN
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu saw mixed reactions over the Supreme Court's Friday order on the sharing of the Cauvery river water, with the farming community looking forward to its implementation while the political parties said the state has been cheated.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Fluctuation in female hormones may cause asthma
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that fluctuations in female sex hormones can play a major role in the development of asthma and allergies.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
WhatsApp payment public launch only after meeting all norms: NPCI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Clearing the air on the issue of "lack of fair play" in allowing WhatsApp to test a payment feature in India, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Friday said that the full scale public launch of the feature will be permitted only after the Facebook-owned platform meets all the required norms.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Medvedev congratulates Russian athletes winning 2018 Olympics medals
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev extended his congratulations on Friday to Russian skeleton racer Nikita Tregubov and cross-country skier Denis Spitsov for winning silver and bronze medals respectively at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Koreas PyeongChang.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
School van catches fire in MP; two children hurt
Gwalior, Feb 16 (IANS) At least two children sustained burn injuries when a private school van caught fire due to leakage in the gas kit here on Friday, police said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Liquor to cost more in Karnataka as excise duty hiked
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian-made liquor (IML) in Karnataka would cost more from April 1 with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah proposing an 8 per cent increase in additional excise duty in the budget for 2018-19 presented on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rs 2,500 crore budgetary fund for Bengaluru infra
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday announced Rs 2,500 crore budgetary fund for 2018-19 for Bengaluru's infrastructure development, including work on distressed lakes and roads.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Poaching pushes anteaters to near extinction as environment ministry shuts its eye (Feb 17 is World Pangolin Day)
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Though on the verge of extinction, pangolins or scaly anteaters -- among the most traded animals in the world that has now found a local market in India -- is yet to catch the attention of the Union government.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zigzag kilns hold promise for greening brick sector: Experts
Patna/Kathmandu, Feb 16 (IANS) Brick manufacturers from India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan on Friday agreed to promote environmental-friendly zigzag kilns - a new configuration that produces high-quality bricks at lower cost with fewer harmful emissions - for 'greening' the brick sector in South Asia.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
SC seeks AG's assistance on whether lawyers in legislatures can practice
New Delhi, Feb. Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the assistance of Attorney General K.K. Venugopal in the hearing of a plea seeking to debar the lawyers from practicing during the time they are members of parliament or state assemblies.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ex-Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra gets bail
Ranchi, Feb 16 (IANS) Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra on Friday got four weeks' provisional bail on health grounds, officials said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India waiting for Maldives to act post Emergency
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) India said on Friday it is waiting to see the steps to be taken by the Maldivian government after the Emergency imposed amid a raging political crisis gets over.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Jio to rollout "Jio Football Offer"
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Reliance Jio will rollout "Jio Football Offer" from Friday midnight which would entitle a cashback of Rs 2,200 to all Jio customers (existing and new) who will activate 4G devices on the Jio network for the first time by recharging Rs 198/Rs 299 prepaid plan on or before March 31, 2018.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Agriculture, infra development focus of Rs 4.28 lakh cr UP budget
Lucknow, Feb 16 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday presented a Rs 4,28,384.52-crore budget for the financial year 2018-19 that focuses on the agriculture and allied sectors in a big way.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Politics
Congress attacks PM on PNB scam, calls it 'biggest bank loot'
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Congress on Friday continued its belligerent attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and claimed that the PNB fraud of over Rs 11,000 crore was India's biggest "bank loot scam" and has got bigger to touch Rs 21,306 crore.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Let Madras HC deal with Dinakaran plea, Delhi HC told
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday told the Delhi High Court on Friday that the plea of sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran seeking direction to use the "pressure cooker" symbol in the upcoming civic polls in Tamil Nadu should be heard in Madras High Court.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Banks stocks, rising trade deficit drag equity indices lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian equity markets on Friday closed in the negative territory for the third consecutive session as heavy selling pressure in banks, auto, capital goods and metal stocks, along with rising crude oil prices, dampened investors' risk-taking appetite.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Tens of thousands of Tibetans celebrate New Year festival
Dharamsala, Feb 16 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Tibetans assembled here in Himachal Pradesh on the first day of the sacred Losar New Year festival on Friday and offered prayers for peace.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Security at Indian airports is obtrusive, but necessary: AAI chief
Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) Security at Indian airports is obtrusive, but nothing much could be done about it in view of threats, Airports Authority of India chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Iranian President calls for unity among Muslims
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) In a rare gesture, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is a senior Shia cleric too, on Friday visited the historic Makkah Masjid, a Sunni mosque, to offer prayers and called for unity among Muslims across the world.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Why you can't get enough of your favourite songs
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) If you have played your favourite Kishore Kumar song or a Beatles classic umpteen times but do not know why you forget to press the stop button for some particular numbers, new research offers some clues.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
HAL invites private companies to manufacture Dhruv helicopters
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) In a bid to push the 'Make in India' initiative, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Friday invited private sector companies to manufacture the civil version of the indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Tinder's new feature to give more power to women
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) In a bid to give more power to women on the platform, dating app Tinder is set to introduce a setting that makes it possible for women to only interact with the men they message first.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
We will get back to normal within six months: PNB chief
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Despite the huge blow of $1.8 billion fraud, India's second largest public sector bank is hopeful of coming out of the problem in the next six months, according to its top official.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chouhan assures relief to hailstorm-hit farmers
Sagar, Feb 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday announced relief of Rs 30,000 per hectare and an equal amount under the crop insurance scheme to farmers whose crops were damaged due to hailstorm earlier this week.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Flawless Tvesa wins 4th leg of Hero women's golf Tour
Pune, Feb 16 (IANS) Gurugrams 21-year-old golfer Tvesa Malik turned in the best card of the week to be a comfortable winner in the fourth leg of Heros womens Pro Tour here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Golf
Gitanjali Gems stocks plunge 20% on $1.8 bn scam, PNB slips 2%
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Following the $1.8 billion fraud detected by the Punjab National Bank (PNB), stocks of jewellery company Gitanjali Gems on Friday plunged almost 20 per cent -- hitting its lower circuit -- while PNB's shares closed over 2 per cent lower.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
ISL: Kerala aim to stay alive with win over NorthEast (Preview)
Guwahati, Feb 16 (IANS) Kerala Blasters will have their work cut out when they take on laggards NorthEast United in an Indian Super League match at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,ISL
Wheat production to be 98 mn tonnes this year
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Total production of wheat this year is expected to be 98 million tonnes, which is as same as last year, a top official said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Rajnath lauds Delhi Police for nabbing long-wanted terrorist
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday appreciated the Delhi Police for nabbing Junaid, wanted in several terror cases but at large for over a decade, and also stressed the need for using the latest technology for crime detection.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SBI has no direct exposure to jeweller Nirav Modi: Chairman
Kochi, Feb 16 (IANS) The State Bank of India does not have any direct exposure to high profile fraud-accused jeweller Nirav Modi, but the public sector bank does have an "exposure" to the tune of $212 million by way of a Letter of Undertaking issued by the Punjab National Bank, said SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nerves, cameras can make all chefs uneasy: Chef Mark Olive
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Australian chef Mark Olive, a judge on the Australian reality show "The Chefs Line", says nervousness and the spotlight of the camera, can be a game-changer for contestants -- home cooks and professionals alike.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Meghna to do Bengali film after over a decade
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Meghna Naidu, whose last project in Bengali was the 2004 film "Coolie", is now shooting for the Bengali movie titled "Sitara".
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nirav Modi case: Independent valuation of seized articles begins
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) An independent valuation of the valuables seized during raids related to billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, estimated to be worth around Rs 5,100 crore, has been started by the Enforcement Directorate, sources said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Let societal taboos not triumph over your desires: Suhasi Dhami
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Suhasi Dhami, who essays a widow with a 15-year-old daughter in the ongoing TV show "Aap Ke Aa Jaane Se", says people must not let society's pressure hinder their personal relationships.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
London-educated techie held for duping lawyers, judges
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A 52-year-old M.Tech degree holder from London who is a murder convict has been arrested for duping over 20 senior lawyers, Rajasthan High Court judges and other administrative officers by posing as a Supreme Court additional registrar, police said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP MP Sanjay Singh gets Rs 5,000 crore defamation notice
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh has been slapped with a Rs 5,000 crore defamation notice for making "false, distorted and malicious insinuations" against the Reliance Group.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Tambor fired from 'Transparent' over sexual harassment claims
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Actor Jeffrey Tambor has been dropped from the Emmy-winning comedy drama "Transparent" after facing sexual harassment allegations.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala Catholic priest accused of rape surrenders
Vaikom (Kerala), Feb 16 (IANS) A Kerala Catholic priest against whom a Bangladeshi-born British passport holder had lodged a complaint of rape and robbery surrendered at a court near here on Friday, police said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Absconder Mehul Choksi in IT's gold probe since 2012 (IANS Exclusive)
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) One of the absconders in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, Mehul Choksi, was under the scanner of the Mumbai Income Tax Department (Investigation) in 2012 for alleged duty violations while importing huge quantities of gold and diamond items.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Padman to be tax-free in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Feb 16 (IANS) Hindi film "Padman" will be made tax-free in Rajasthan as it gives a social message, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje announced on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
CPIL moves SC seeking contempt proceedings against DoPT Secretary
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Secretary, Personnel & Training for appointing Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta as Special Public Prosecutor for 2G cases in defiance of apex court's earlier directions.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
T-Series to invest Rs 500 crore in films in 2018
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian music label and movie studio T-Series is investing Rs 500 crore in films in 2018, a statement said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Income Tax raids on Punjab ex-minister's corporate offices
Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) Income Tax officials on Friday conducted a raid on the corporate offices of various companies owned by the family of controversial former Punjab cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nirav Modi fraud: Jewellers apprehend impact on credit flow to industry
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Jewellery traders and exporters are apprehending that "ripple effects" of the $1.8 billion fraud involving billionaire diamond trader Nirav Modi's companies could make lenders more cautious and impact credit flow to the industry to some extent, officials said here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Protest against age limit reduction in Railway recruitment
Patna, Feb 16 (IANS) Hundreds of unemployed youths on Friday staged a protest in Bihar's Ara train station against reducing the age limit for recruitment in Indian Railways, police said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP rejects charges as "propaganda", says centre looks at AP sympathetically
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The BJP on Friday rejected what it said was "propaganda" that the Centre has not given Andhra Pradesh the requisite assistance and said it has gone "way beyond" to fulfil all the obligations under Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act and will look at the state "sympathetically".
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Newcastle renews Paul Dummett's contract until 2022
London, Feb 16 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) club Newcastle United coach Rafael Benitez has announced the renewal of left-back Paul Dummett's contract.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Plunkett ruled out of England's T20I, ODI series
London, Feb 16 (IANS) England pacer Liam Plunkett was on Friday ruled out of the remainder of their Twenty20 tri-series against New Zealand and Australia with a hamstring injury.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
German journalist released from Turkish prison
Berlin, Feb 16 (IANS) A German-Turkish journalist, jailed in Turkey for a year on charges of espionage, has been released, German newspaper Die Welt, for which he works, said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Germany,Media,Politics
If leases auctioned, outsiders will 'exploit' Goa's mines: Former CM
Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) Congress lawmaker and former Goa Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane on Friday asked the state's BJP-led coalition government to file a review petition in the Supreme Court against its order cancelling 88 mining leases to ensure that they are not auctioned.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
DoT to unveil 5G roadmap by June: Telecom Secretary
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on Friday said the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will unveil the roadmap for 5G or fifth-generation by the end of June.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Rahul taunts PM with 'scamster escape formula'
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying "scamsters" Lalit Modi and Nirav Modi had a common "NaMo" link.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Williams F1 launches 2018 season car
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Williams Martini Racing revealed the first look of its 2018 Formula One challenger car, the Williams Mercedes FW41, at the team's season launch here.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Agreements between Madras Presidency, princely Mysore in public interest: SC
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday rejected Karnataka's contention that 1892 and 1924 agreements between British-ruled Madras Presidency and the princely state of Mysore could not have been the basis of a tribunal award as they were thrust on Mysore which could not bargain.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Industry chambers condemn $1.8 bn fraud, rap functioning of PSU banks
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Two days after the $1.8 billion fraud in Punjab National Bank (PNB) was disclose, industry chambers on Friday condemned the incident criticising the functioning of public sector banks.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC reduces Tamil Nadu's Cauvery water share
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In a setback to Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court on Friday reduced its share of the Cauvery river water to 177.25 thousand million cubic feet (TMC), down from 192 TMC allocated by a Tribunal in 2007.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
India elect to bowl in sixth ODI
Centurion, Feb 16 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and put South Africa in to bat in the sixth and final One-day International at the Supersport Park here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
F1: Ravenol partners with Sahara Force India
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Sahara Force India on Friday announced a partnership with high-quality lubricants specialists Ravenol ahead of the 2018 Formula One season.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
SC refuses to stay 'Aiyaary' release
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the release of Hindi film "Aiyaary" starring Manoj Bajpayee and Sidharth Malhotra.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
Aditi Rathore in new avatar in 'Naamkarann'
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Aditi Rathore's character Avni has been shown dead in "Naamkarann", but she is not walking out of the show. She says new characters, including hers, and stories will make the show even more interesting.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Finding NiMo: Bollywood takes dig at Nirav Modi, bank, politicians
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities Rishi Kapoor, Richa Chadha and Vivek Agnihotri have raised questions about the major banking fraud carried out by billionaire diamond trader Nirav Modi, left the country in January.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Copper-coated uniforms may cut infection outbreak at hospitals
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals can help reduce the spread of bacterial and viral infections at hospitals by wearing a uniform brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles, new research has found.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Congress questions financial settlement of CPI-M leader's son's Dubai deal
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 16 (IANS) The Congress in Kerala on Friday termed the reported settlement in Dubai of a controversial financial deal involving Left leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's son as "mysterious".
2018-02-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Short kids at greater stroke risk in adulthood
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Children with below-average height may be at higher risk of suffering a stroke in adulthood, warns a new study.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Kim Jong-un's aide reappears after three months
Seoul, Feb 16 (IANS) A close aide of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reappeared in public three months after rumours of his purging surfaced, South Korean authorities said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Telephone subscribers grew 0.40% in December: TRAI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The number of telephone subscribers in India rose from 1,185.88 million at the end of November 2017 to 1,190.67 million at the end of December, a monthly growth rate of 0.40 per cent, data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) showed on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Looking at BJP's allegations against Meghalaya DGP: EC
Shillong, Feb 16 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat on Friday said they are yet to establish the facts on the allegations of the BJP accusing Swaraj Bir Singh, Meghalaya Director General of Police (DGP), of campaigning for Chief Minister Mukul Sangma for the February 27 assembly polls.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Equity indices slip on selling pressure, banks stocks plunge
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Heavy selling pressure in banks, auto, capital goods and metal stocks dragged the key Indian equity indices lower during Friday's trade session.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Delhi Lit Fest returns with diverse speakers
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The sixth edition of the three-day Delhi Literature Festival is all set to kick off from February 23 at Dilli Haat. Featuring a diverse mix of writers of commercial and literary books, the upcoming literary gathering promises to be a lively affair for book lovers in the national capital.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Iran ready to simplify visa procedure: Rouhani
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday announced that Tehran is ready to simplify visa procedures and hoped India will reciprocate to facilitate easy movement of people between the two countries.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Suspense continues on new chairman for IRDAI
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Suspense continues in the insurance industry on who will be the next chief of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI). The position falls vacant from February 21.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Heart surgery in infants may cause deafness
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Children who have undergone heart surgery as infants may risk hearing loss by the age of four, in addition to poor language skills and cognitive problems, researchers have found.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Craig's own '007' Aston Martin to be auctioned
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Actor Daniel Craig, who has played secret agent James Bond in four films, will sell his personal Aston Martin numbered 007, at a Christie's auction in April.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mehbooba appalled over protests supporting rape accused
Jammu, Feb 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday expressed disgust over expression of solidarity with a rape accused.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amazon to pay $1.2mn in settlement over pesticides sale
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Online retail giant Amazon has reached a settlement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over charges of third parties selling illegal pesticides on its website.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
I am an outsider in politics, says Modi
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he considers himself an outsider in politics and that he is not a politician from within.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Nil' exposure to entities involved in jewellery sector fraud: Yes Bank
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Following the recent developments in the Indian banking sector, the private sector Yes Bank on Friday said it has "nil exposure" to the entities that were associated with the fraud in the gems and jewellery sector.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SBI launches Global NRI Centre in Kochi
Kochi, Feb 16 (IANS) The State Bank of India, which has a strong NRI customer base of over 33 lakh, on Friday launched its Global NRI Centre (GNC) here.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Woman, daughter tonsured in Jharkhand over suspected witchcraft
Ranchi, Feb 16 (IANS) A mother and her daughter were tonsured on the outskirts of Ranchi in Jharkhand on the charge of practicing witchcraft, the police said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Important to build robust, comprehensive framework to regulate crypto space: Koinex CEO (IANS Interview) (Lead, correcting name in para two)
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Whether you believe in cryptocurrencies or not, the asset class has gained a lot of traction and acceptability among market participants. India is becoming one of the biggest trading hubs of cryptos and things will only get bigger once policymakers lay out a clear regulatory framework for this space.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Trolls affect our family, friends: Zareen Khan
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Zareen Khan says she is glad that her mother is not on social media as she will get disturbed with the way she (Zareen) gets trolled.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
With poetry and song, Tripura's poll campaigning gets colourful
Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Patriotic songs by Lata Mangeshkar and other artistes clash with India's national song "Vande Mataram" as they blare out of loudspeakers at street corners and from atop campaign vehicles, while street plays and satirical poetry lampooning rivals are the order of the day as part of hectic campaigning for Sunday's Tripura Assembly polls.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Facebook, Twitter not affecting face-to-face contact with friends: Study
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Debunking a popular belief that use of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter alienates people from friends and family, a new study claims that this is not the case.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Australian PM's comments on sex scandal inept: Deputy
Canberra, Feb 16 (IANS) Australia's Deputy Prime Minister, who has admitted to a relationship with a former employee, on Friday criticized Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's comments on the sex scandal.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Actors also use their sexuality to get things done: Ekta Kapoor
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian film and television personality Ekta Kapoor says there are powerful producers who use their position to exploit aspirants in showbiz, but then there are also actors who use their sexuality to get work.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congress wishes Parrikar speedy recovery
Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) on Friday unanimously passed a resolution wishing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar good health and speedy recovery.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
TN farmers welcome, political leaders oppose Cauvery verdict
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) It was a mixed reaction in Tamil Nadu over the Supreme Court's judgment on the sharing of the Cauvery river water with the farming community looking forward to its implementation while the political parties said the state has been cheated.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Ensure fair voting in Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland: EC
Shillong, Feb 16 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat on Friday asked the election machinery in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland to be "fearless and unbiased" to ensure fair voting during the assembly elections.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
10,000 civilians killed, injured in Afghanistan in 2017
Kabul, Feb 16 (IANS) More than 10,000 civilians were killed or injured in violent attacks in in Afghanistan last year, the UN has said.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Aiyaari': A skilfully mounted cry of rage (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Aiyaari"; Director: Neeraj Pandey; Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Sidharth Malhotra, Rakul Preet Singh, Pooja Chopra, Adil Hussain, Kumud Mishra, Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher; Rating: ***1/2
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Russian skier dies in Gulmarg avalanche
Srinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) A Russian skier was killed in an avalanche while four other skiers were rescued on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's ski resort Gulmarg, police said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Tamil oldest language: PM
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Tamil is the oldest and a beautiful language, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, regretting that he was not able to speak it.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
How asthma may affect your chances of pregnancy
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Certain asthma medication, especially the "quick-acting" relievers, may affect women's ability to conceive, warns a new study.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Minke whales in Antarctica feed like Pac-Man: Researchers
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) A small camera placed inside the body of a minke whale showed the animal feeding in a manner resembling the videogame character Pac-Man in the Antarctic waters, according to footage released on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Ads, friends, Gurugram and pollution (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Know of interesting stories from the advertising sector and things you didn't want to know about the hits, the misses, and the banned; read about gossip-driven friendship of four women and see what happens when it is tested; get a humorous peek at the workings of a modern-day village -- Gurugram; and flick through the tale of two teens who are at war against pollution.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Rouhani prays for Shia-Sunni unity at Makkah Masjid
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday visited the historic Makkah Masjid here and offered prayers for Shia-Sunni unity and peace across the Muslim world.
2018-02-16
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Criminals torch three buses in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Feb 16 (IANS) Unidentified criminals torched three buses after being refused extortion money in Jharkhand's Chatra district, police said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global experts to attend humanitarian forum in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Feb 16 (IANS/WAM) Global experts are slated to attend the first Riyadh International Humanitarian Forum here on February 26 and 27.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Karnataka bus services to TN hit after Cauvery verdict
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) The state-run Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation's (KSRTC) services to neighbouring Tamil Nadu were hit on Friday after the Supreme Court's verdict on the Cauvery river water, an official said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Compete with yourself, Modi tells students
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday interacted with students from across the country over exams and said they should compete with themselves instead of competing with others.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Vijayan asked to break silence on Congress worker's murder
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 16 (IANS) The Congress in Kerala on Friday asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to break his silence on the brutal murder of a Youth Congress worker by suspected CPI-M men in Kannur.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government suspends Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi's passports
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Two days after the $1.8 bn fraud in Punjab National Bank (PNB) broke out, the government on Friday suspended passports of Nirav Modi and Mehul Chinubhai Choksi for four weeks.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Indian skier Jagdish Singh finishes 103rd in Winter Olympics
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 16 (IANS) Indian skier Jagdish Singh finished a disappointing 103rd out of 119 athletes taking part in the 15 km free cross-country skiing event of the 2018 Winter Olympics here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
'It all began with that dinner where the milk played truant' (Translating India - 8)
(ATTN EDITORS: This is the eighth in a 10-part "Translating India" series where noted translators -- in articles written exclusively for IANS -- share their experiences of translating from their respective languages.)
2018-02-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Three IS supporters arrested in Morocco
Rabat, Feb 16 (IANS) Morocco's interior ministry has said that it has arrested three "dangerous supporters" of the Islamic State.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Malta,Defence/Security,Terrorism
100,000 orangutans killed in Borneo
London, Feb 16 (IANS) More than 100,000 critically endangered orangutans have been killed in Borneo since 1999, a research revealed on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jimmy Kimmel emotional about Florida school shooting
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) TV show host Jimmy Kimmel, heartbroken over the Florida school shooting incident, has urged US President Donald Trump to do something about the situation as "children are being murdered".
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lokomotiv beats Nice in Europa League
Nice (France), Feb 16 (IANS) Russias Lokomotiv Moscow defeated Frances Nice 3:2 in the first leg of the UEFA Europa Leagues round of 32 at the Allianz Riviera stadium here.
2018-02-16
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Oxfam promises justice for victims of sex abuse
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Oxfam, the British charity rocked by corruption and sex abuse allegations, has said that it will set up a commission to investigate past and present claims of exploitation by staff.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spartak Moscow lose to Athletic Bilbao in Europa League
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS) Russias Spartak Moscow lost 1-3 to Spains Athletic Bilbao in the first leg of the UEFA Europa Leagues round of 32 at Moscows Otkrytiye Arena stadium here.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
World Cup trophy tour to include stop in Colombia
Bogota (Colombia), Feb 16 (IANS) The trophy that FIFA has been presenting to World Cup champions since 1974 will arrive in Colombia on April 3 as part of a global tour, the organisers said.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
Nawazuddin was the only choice for 'Thackeray': Sanjay Raut
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, who is caught up with the production of the movie "Thackeray", says actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui was the only choice to play the party's late supremo Bal Thackeray on the big screen.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
David Guetta, Garrix collaborate again
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) After the success of the 2017 song "So far away, popular DJs-record producers David Guetta and Martin Garrix have joined forces again for another track titled "Like I Do".
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Apple grabbed more than half of all smartphone revenues in Q4 2017
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) With a record 51 per cent revenue share, Apple took more than half of the global smartphone revenues in the fourth quarter of 2017, a report has said.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Lil Pump arrested after firing gun while home alone
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Rapper Lil Pump was arrested after he fired a gun at his home, but was released shortly afterwards.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US slams Russia for 'most destructive, costly cyber-attack'
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) The US has slammed Russia for "the most destructive and costly cyber attack in history" that crippled computers worldwide and said it "will be met with international consequences", media reports said.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karbonn launches new affordable smartphone
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Domestic handset maker Karbonn Mobiles on Friday launched a new smartphone "Titanium Jumbo 2" at Rs 5,999 on Amazon.in.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Parrikar doing well, to be discharged soon: CMO
Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is being treated for "mild pancreatitis" in a Mumbai hospital, is doing well and may be discharged soon, a statement by the Chief Minister's Office said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Atletico defeat Copenhagen in Europa League
Copenhagen (Denmark), Feb 16 (IANS) Atletico Madrid got its Europa League campaign off to a strong start here, shaking off an early goal before unleashing its offensive firepower in a 4-1 victory over FC Copenhagen.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Football
Snag slows down Delhi metro's Yellow line
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) People travelling on the Yellow line of the Delhi Metro had a tough time on Friday as trains were running slow due to a "signalling issue".
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Karnataka relieved over 'favourable' Cauvery verdict
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) Karnataka on Friday heaved a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court gave a verdict in its favour in a dispute over the sharing of the Cauvery river water with neighbouring Tamil Nadu, an official said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Russian athletes not allowed to wear medals at Olympic Sports House
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 16 (IANS) Russian athletes are not allowed to wear Olympic medals when they visit the Sports House opened in Gangneung coastal cluster for the fans of Russian Olympic athletes, the executive director of the Russian Olympians Support Foundation told reporters.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Ex-Trump adviser close to plea deal with Mueller
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former campaign adviser Rick Gates was finalising a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, indicating that he would cooperate in the ongoing Russian collusion probe, the media reported.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
South Korean film industry launches anti-sexual abuse workshops
Seoul, Feb 16 (IANS) The South Korean film industry is launching several initiatives like anti-sexual abuse workshops to combat sexual harassment cases.
2018-02-16
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hubble captures Neptune's foul-smelling storm as it dies
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) NASA's Hubble space telescope has captured Neptune's mysterious dark storm, that probably smells like rotten eggs, shrinking out of existence.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Leucoderma a misunderstood disease, says Geetanjali Thapa
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Geetanjali Thapa essays the role of a young meme artiste affected by leucoderma in Onir's latest directorial "Kuch Bheege Alfaaz". She says that most people don't understand that it is a non-communicable skin disease.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
Sabyasachi wants Rekha to be his showstopper (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Ace designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee says he would like veteran cine icon Rekha to be his muse for a fashion show this year.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
British IOC member sent home after altercation with security guard
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 16 (IANS) A British member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) involved in an altercation with an Olympic security guard has apologised for his actions and left the country, the organisation's spokesman said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
'The Test Case' actor to play wizard in film
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Actor Bhuvan Arora, who is seen in producer Ekta Kapoor's project "The Test Case", is excited to play a wizard in the movie titled "Chaman Bahar".
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
RCOM shareholders approve asset monetisation
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Reliance Communications (RCOM) shareholders approved the resolution to monetise the spectrum, towers, fibre, telecom infrastructure and other assets with overwhelming majority of 99.91 per cent, a regulatory filing by the company said here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Neeraj Pandey's 'Aiyaary' banned in Pakistan
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) After his films "Baby" and "Naam Shabana", now Neeraj Pandey's "Aiyaary", which has patriotic undertones, has been barred from release in Pakistan.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Aniston, Theroux separate after two years of marriage
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston and her actor husband Justin Theroux are going their separate ways after two years of marriage.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Schoepf extends contract with Schalke till 2019
Berlin, Feb 16 (IANS) Austrian international Alessandro Schoepf has penned a contract extension ahead of schedule, the German Bundesliga football club announced.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Challenge was more emotional than physical: Bhansali on Jauhar scene
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Shooting the most iconic sequence in "Padmaavat" was no bed of roses, recounts filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who describes it as being an "emotional" challenge.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dortmund beat Atalanta in Europa League
Berlin, Feb 16 (IANS) Michy Batshuayi's brace helped Borussia Dortmund move 3-2 past resilient Atalanta Bergamo at the first leg of UEFA Europa League's last 32.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
'Aiyaary' banned in Pakistan
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Neeraj Pandey's "Aiyaary", a film with a patriotic undertone, has been barred from release in Pakistan.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Lucky to create 'Love lies' with Khalid: Normani
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Singer Normani Kordei of the Fifth Harmony girl group feels "lucky enough" to create her first solo single, "Love lies", with Grammy nominated artiste Khalid.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Partizan hold Plzen in Europa League knockouts
Belgrade (Serbia), Feb 16 (IANS) Serbia's FK Partizan and Victoria Plzen of the Czech Republic played to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the knockouts of the UEFA Europa League here.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Football
Modi congratulates Nepal's Oli, invites him to India
Kathmandu, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Nepal's new Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and invited him to visit India.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
I can be moody: Arjun Kapoor
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, whose "Namastey England" will go on the floors from next week, says he can be moody at times and he is working towards improving himself on that front.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
CBI registers FIR against Gitanjali group in $1.8 bn fraud case
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The CBI on Friday registered an FIR against the Gitanjali Group of companies based on a complaint registered by the Punjab National Bank in a multi-crore fraud case, sources said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PNB should reveal due diligence on Rs.1,700 cr loan to Nirav Modi: AIBEA
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Only the naive would believe that just two officials were involved in the $1.8 billion fraud in Punjab National Bank (PNB) and that the whole bank was in the dark for the past seven years, said a top leader of a major bank union.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
With poetry and song, Tripura's poll campaigning gets colourful
Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Patriotic songs by Lata Mangeshkar and other artistes clash with India's national song "Vande Mataram" as they blare out of loudspeakers at street corners and from atop campaign vehicles, while street plays and satirical poetry lampooning rivals are the order of the day as part of hectic campaigning for Sunday's Tripura Assembly polls.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Equity indices trade in red on heavy selling pressure
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Friday traded in the negative territory during the mid-afternoon session on the back of heavy selling pressure in auto, banking, metals, capital goods and consumer durables stocks.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
PNB incident shows vulnerability of Indian banking system: Assocham
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The industry body Assocham on Friday criticised the functioning of public sector banks and questioned its "vulnerable" position in a first reaction by any chamber of commerce to the $1.8 billion fraud that took place in Punjab National Bank.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CBI seeks Interpol help to track down Nirav Modi
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The CBI has sought Interpol's help in tracking down billionaire diamond trader Nirav Modi, who has been accused of a multi-crore rupee banking fraud and is reported to have fled the country.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
PNB stocks continue to slump, Gitanjali Gems plunges 20%
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Extending losses for the third consecutive day, PNB's shares slipped almost five per cent during the mid-afternoon trade session on Friday. Stocks of jewellery company Gitanjali Gems also plunged almost 20 per cent.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP using 'terror collaborator' to oust Left government in Tripura: CM Manik Sarkar (IANS Interview)
Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Manik Sarkar, who has been Chief Minister of Tripura for the past 20 years and is attempting a fifth term, has accused the Modi government of being in cahoots with the separatist tribal party, Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), and declares that the people of the northeastern state will fight "tooth and nail" to prevent its division.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Apple promises fix for serious Telugu character bug
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Admitting that iOS 11.2.5 has a serious bug that is causing iPhones and apps like Facebook and WhatsApp to crash when a Telugu single character is received via iMessage, Apple has promised to fix it soon.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
JNU students vacate admin block, strike continues
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) vacated the administrative block on Friday, after occupying it for two days against a High Court order.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Clashes help militants slip away in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) A stone pelting mob in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramullah district on Friday attacked security forces engaged in a gunfight with militants, giving the terrorists scope to escape.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Rouhani visits Hyderabad's Qutub Shahi tombs
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday visited the historic Qutub Shahi tombs here.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Important to build robust, comprehensive framework to regulate crypto space: Koinex CEO (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Whether you believe in cryptocurrencies or not, the asset class has gained a lot of traction and acceptability among market participants. India is becoming one of the biggest trading hubs of cryptos and things will only get bigger once policymakers lay out a clear regulatory framework for this space.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
EU slams Facebook, Twitter for lack of user terms reforms
Brussels, Feb 16 (IANS) The European Commission (EC) has warned social media giants Facebook and Twitter of action including enforcement measures if they fail to reform their terms of services to fully comply with the European Union's (EU) consumer rules.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Poll candidates must disclose source of income: SC
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed that all candidates contesting elections must disclose their "sources" of income, including those of their spouse and dependent children.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
'The Shape of Water': An astutely mounted fairy tale (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "The Shape of Water"; Director: Guillermo del Toro; Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer, Nick Searcy, David Hewlett, Lauren Lee Smith, Martin Roach, Allegra Fulton, John Kapelos and Morgan Kelly; Rating: ***1/2
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mercury up in Himachal, more snow next week
Shimla, Feb 16 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Friday saw a rise in the temperatures due to prevailing dry weather, but the Met Office has forecast more rain and snowfall next week.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Aniston, Theroux separate after two years of marriage
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston and her actor husband Justin Theroux are going separate ways after two years of marriage.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SC reduces TN's Cauvery water share
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In a setback to Tamil Nadu, Supreme Court on Friday reduced its share of Cauvery river water to 177.25 thousand million cubic feet (tmcft) down from 192 tmcft allocated by a Tribunal in 2007.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kumarakom Wood Castle is new destination for antique lovers (Travel)
Kumarakom (Kerala), Feb 16 (IANS) When former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee wrote "My musings from Kumarakom" after a brief visit to this village in late 2000, Kumarakom, situated on the eastern shore of Kerala's largest lake Vembanad, shot to prominence. Nearly two decades later, the village has come up with Kumarakom Wood Castle resort, a new destination for all those who love antiques and nostalgia.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Features,IANS Life
Federer advances in Rotterdam
Rotterdam (Netherlands), Feb 16 (IANS) Roger Federer was now just a single victory away from reclaiming the No. 1 ranking thanks to a hard-fought 7-6 (8-6), 7-5 second-round victory here over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Tennis
'Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz': Predictable and soulful (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz"; Director: Onir; Cast: Geetanjali Thapa, Zain Khan Durrani, Shray Rai Tiwari, Mona Ambegaonkar, Chandreyee Ghosh, Saheb Bhattacharjee and Shefali Chauhan; Rating: ***
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mayer wins gold in men's super-G at PyeongChang 2018
Jeongseon (South Korea), Feb 16 (IANS) Austria's Matthias Mayer, who won gold in downhill at the Sochi Games four years ago, on Friday became the champion at the Pyeongchang Olympics by winning the men's super-G at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Can offline expansion bring growth for smartphones in India? (Tech Analysis)
Are all smartphones in India sold online? Not really. This is something which should come as a surprise to the cyber-savvy buyers of gadgets and gizmos.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Hostiles': A sensitive yet bland redemption tale (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Hostiles"; Director: Scott Cooper; Cast: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Jesse Plemons, Adam Beach, Rory Cochrane, Peter Mullan, Scott Wilson, Paul Anderson, Timothee Chalamet, Ben Foster, Jonathan Majors, John Benjamin Hickey, Qorianka Kilcher, Tanaya Beatty, Bill Camp, Scott Shepherd and Ryan Bingham; Rating: ***1/2
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Apple acknowledges serious iOS bug, to fix it soon
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Apple has admitted that the iOS 11.2.5 has a serious bug which is capable of crashing apps and Apple devices via iMessage, saying that it was working on to fix it.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Google Voice Assistant sees 6-fold growth in JioPhones
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Google Voice Assistant that was made available in Reliance JioPhones in December 2017, has seen a six-fold growth in its usage, the company has announced.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Tough to cope up with Tiger's energy levels: Disha Patani
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Disha Patani, gearing up for the release of her upcoming film "Baaghi 2", says it is tough to cope up with the energy level of her co-star Tiger Shroff.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
It's not what you wear, but the way you wear it (The Funny Side)
Definition of being behind on the laundry: When you find yourself seriously considering wearing a Halloween costume to work.
2018-02-16
Category: International, India,Features,Human Interest/Society
Security forces in J&K launch searches in Samba
Jammu, Feb 16 (IANS) Security forces started search operations in parts of Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday after some people reported suspicious movements in the area.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Pyongyang discreetly celebrates ex-leader's birth anniversary
Pyongyang, Feb 16 (IANS) North Korea on Friday discreetly commemorated the 76th birth anniversary of former leader Kim Jong-il.
2018-02-16
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Physical transformation a part of performance now: Vicky Kaushal
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal, who has built a muscular physique for a new film, believes physical transformation among actors has become more performance-oriented than for vanity purposes.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
'Candidates contesting elections must disclose source of income'
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed all candidates contesting elections to disclose their sources of income, including those of their spouse and dependent children.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Facebook opens its Community Help to organisations, businesses
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Facebook has started opening up its Community Help feature -- part of the Safety Check system -- to businesses and other organisations so that that they can provide critical information and services for people to get the help they need in a crisis.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC reduces TN's share of Cauvery water
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday reduced Tamil Nadu's share of Cauvery water and increased Karnataka's share.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Thousands mourn victims of Florida school shooting
Miami, Feb 16 (IANS) Thousands attended a vigil to mourn the 17 victims who were slaughtered by a 19-year-old former student at a high school in Florida which had ousted him for indiscipline.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-Trump adviser close to plea deal with Mueller
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former campaign adviser has finalised a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's office, indicating that he would cooperate in the ongoing probe over Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Tillerson breaks protocol, meets Erdogan without translator
Ankara, Feb 16 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson broke protocol by meeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan without an American translator or policy aides, the media reported.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Pad Man Akshay installs sanitary pad vending machines
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar has installed a sanitary pad vending machine in Mumbai Central ST Bus Depot and hopes to put several across India.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Hazy Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) It was a foggy morning here on Friday with the minimum temperature recorded at 11.2 degrees Celsius, the season's average, the weather office said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Mercury' to release on April 13
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva's upcoming Tamil silent thriller film "Mercury" will be hitting the screens on April 13.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Google kills 'view image' button from search results
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) In a move to curb the lifting of copyrighted images from its platform, Google has removed the "view image" button from its image search results.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology,Business/Economy
US accuses Russia of launching 'destructive' cyber-attack
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) The US government has accused the Russian military of launching the "most destructive and costly cyber attack in history", but did not provide any evidence.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twitter to soon livestream news to curb misinformation
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) In a bid to stop the spread of fake news, Twitter will soon live stream news, in a window next to the users' timelines, whenever a major incident takes place.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Key Indian equity indices open in green
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices opened on a higher note on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Seven shot dead at Valentine's dance in Mexico
Mexico City, Feb 16 (IANS) At least seven people were shot dead at a Valentine's Day dance in a Mexican town, authorities said.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
One-way traffic restored on Jammu-Srinagar highway
Jammu, Feb 16 (IANS) The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway that had remained closed for the last four days, was restored for one-way traffic on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Mexican kingpin El Chapo complains of prison conditions
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Mexican kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in a letter to a judge here, complained about strict security limits on communication with his family and his prison conditions.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
US Senate rejects immigration plans, Dreamers' fate uncertain
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) The US Senate has summarily blocked four proposals to resolve the fate of Dreamers, leaving hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants in America facing an uncertain future.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Russian ship catches fire
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS) A fire broke out on board a large anti-submarine Russian ship of the Pacific Fleet in Vladivostok on Friday, media reports said.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Gunfight erupts in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) A gunfight started between militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
'Peter Rabbit' a good, funny, emotional film: Director
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) American filmmaker Will Gluck had fun making "Peter Rabbit". He says it will take the audience on an emotional yet fun ride.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
British Prime Minister May intervenes in Northern Ireland deadlock
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Theresa May spoke on Thursday night with the leaders of the two main political parties in Northern Ireland following the collapse of talks aimed at restoring self-rule to the region.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Turkey's Erdogan meets Tillerson in Ankara
Ankara, Feb 16 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the presidential complex in capital Ankara on Thursday amid two NATO allies being at odds on a couple of issues.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Turkey,International
Marvel superheroes stories not kitchen-sink drama: Freeman
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Actor Martin Freeman says Marvel superheroes are all grounded and live in a "heightened world".
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kremlin rejects Britain's accusations of cyber attack
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS) The Kremlin on Thursday rejected accusations by the British Foreign Office that the Russian government was behind the "NotPetya" cyber attack of June 2017.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology
Give a red twist to your look
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Winter season doesn't have to be only about grey and black. Pick a red accessory or a jacket to add more drama to your look, say experts.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Seek help if you feel 'confused or scared', Trump to kids
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Without mentioning anything about gun laws in the country, US President Donald Trump on Thursday urged children to seek help if they feel "lost, alone, confused or even scared."
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,International
Martin McDonagh was grumpy after Oscar snub
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Playwright Martin McDonagh says he was a little grumpy after being snubbed for Best Director at this year's Academy Awards but is happy his friends have all been nominated.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ethiopian Prime Minister offers resignation
Addis Ababa, Feb 16 (IANS) Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn offered to resign on Thursday in what he said an effort to advance reforms aimed at easing the country's political unrest.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Ethiopia,International
US stocks trade higher after economic data
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) US stocks traded higher on Thursday as investors were digesting the latest economic data.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,International
Longevity is the prize: Shirley Manson
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Singer Shirley Manson says winning awards doesn't matter in the "long term" and that having a long and successful career is more important than collecting awards.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
FBI was warned about alleged shooter in September
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) The FBI was warned in September about a possible school shooting threat from a YouTube user with the same name as the heavily-armed 19-year-old student who killed 17 people in Florida state in the US.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Vulnerability' key to Bell's healthy marriage
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Kristen Bell says that "vulnerability" is a key factor in keeping her relationship with husband Dax Shepard "healthy".
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
PNB fraud case: Union Bank has $300 mn outstanding exposure
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) State-run Union Bank of India on Thursday said that it has an outstanding exposure of about $300 million in the $1.8 billion fraud detected by Punjab National Bank (PNB) and the former was also confident of receiving the payment.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India living example of co-existence: Iranian President
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Citing India as a living example of peaceful co-existence of people of different religious and ethnicities, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday called for unity between Shias and Sunnis.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
3 killed in Bengaluru building collapse
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) Three construction workers were killed and at least 10 others were feared trapped under the debris after a four-storeyed under-construction building collapsed here on Thursday, officials said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NDPP-BJP alliance to get absolute majority in Nagaland: Rio
Peren (Nagaland), Feb 16 (IANS) Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party's (NDPP) Chief Ministerial candidate Neiphiu Rio on Thursday voiced confidence that the NDPP-BJP alliance will come to power with absolute majority in Nagaland.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics
UNGA President calls for more international action to aid Rohingyas
United Nations, Feb 15 (IANS) UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak has said that "much more action is needed" from the international community to address the "human tragedy" of the Rohingyas.
2018-02-15
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Contaminated packaged water could be behind diarrhoea outbreak: Kolkata Mayor
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Refusing to admit that water contamination as a reason for the diarrhoea outbreak in several wards in the city, Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee on Thursday indicated the source of contamination could be spurious packaged drinking water.
2018-02-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
'Note ban hit Indians tourists' visit to South Africa'
Bengaluru, Feb 15 (IANS) Note ban and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) by the Indian government have reduced the number of Indian tourists visiting South Africa last year, a South African tourism official said on Thursday.
2018-02-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
One dead, two injured as wall collapses in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A 30-year-old woman died while two others of his family suffered severe injuries on Thursday, when a wall near a garbage dumping site fell over them in the national capital, police said.
2018-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP 'match fixing' with NPP in Meghalaya elections: Congress
Shillong, Feb 15 (IANS) Meghalaya's ruling Congress on Thursday accused the BJP of "match fixing" with the National People's Party (NPP), while terming the United Democratic Party (UDP)its "side player" for the February 27 assembly polls.
2018-02-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
India living example of co-existence: Iranian President
Hyderabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Citing India as a living example of peaceful co-existence of people of different religious and ethnicities, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday called for unity between Shias and Sunnis.
2018-02-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
'Aiyaary': That seamless political thriller Bollywood needed (Film Review)
Film: "Aiyaary"; Starring: Manoj Bajpai, Siddharth Malhotra, Naseeruddin Shah, Rakul Preet Singh; Director: Neeraj Pandey; Rating: **** (4 stars)
2018-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Italian, Turkish Defence Ministers meet amid military blockade dispute
Brussels, Feb 15 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti met her Turkish counterpart Nurettin Canikli here on Thursday amid a bilateral row over the blockade by warships in the Mediterranean of a drill ship owned by Italian energy giant Eni.
2018-02-15
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Parrikar being treated in Mumbai for 'mild pancreatitis': Aide
Panaji, Feb 15 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has been admitted to a Mumbai hospital, where is currently undergoing treatment for "mild pancreatitis", a party official said on Thursday.
2018-02-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Italy unveils new economic diplomacy project to help companies
Rome, Feb 15 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Foreign Ministry and its foreign trade institute Ice have developed a new project to aimed at supporting the internationalisation of firms, especially small-to-medium-sized companies that want to bid for international projects.
2018-02-15
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Odisha invites European nations to partner in Make in Odisha Conclave
Bhubaneswar, Feb 15 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday invited European nations to be partner countries in Make in Odisha Conclave to be held in November this year.
2018-02-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
No Italian police deployed to Syria amid 'uncertainty'
Rome, Feb 15 (IANS/AKI) Italy will not send police officers to Syria "as long as the political and military situation remains uncertain", Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti has said.
2018-02-15
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Pan India fashion contest for models, designers launched in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) A pan India fashion contest, to be held in 26 state capitals in the country, aims to provide a start up launch pad for the aspiring models and designers and conjure close to 150 brands of clothing line, the organisers said here on Thursday.
2018-02-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Italy eyes support in western Afghanistan
Rome, Feb 15 (IANS/AKI) Italy needs to redistribute the troops it deploys world conflict zones and wants military support from other countries for its contingent in western Afghanistan, Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti said on Wednesday.
2018-02-15
Category: International, Italy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Partially blind teacher held for molesting two minor girls
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A partially blind teacher working with a government school in the national capital has been arrested for molesting two minor students, police said on Thursday.
2018-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident