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Bridge collapsed due to faulty plan: Engineer
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) The under-construction bridge on Farakka barrage that collapsed in Baishnabnagar of West Bengal's Malda district, could have been the victim of a faulty plan, a site engineer alleged on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Under pressure, Goa withdraws order imposing Section 144
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid criticism from the opposition as well as tourism industry stakeholders, the North Goa district administration late on Monday withdrew its controversial order imposing Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in North Goa for a period of sixty days.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Rahul respects Manmohan Singh, wanted clean politics: Cong
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Congress has rejected former Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia's contention that then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wanted to quit after Rahul Gandhi tore the Ordinance, proposed by the UPA government.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka reserves 25% police posts for women: Governor
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) Karnataka has reserved 25 per cent of posts in the state police department for women to ensure gender equality, Governor Vajubhai Vala said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Karnataka honours Kambala jockey Gowda with Rs 3 lakh
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddiyurappa on Monday honoured ace Kambala jockey Srinivas Gowda and rewarded him with a cheque of Rs 3 lakh.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Rajiv Bansal takes charge as Air India CMD
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Senior bureaucrat Rajiv Bansal here on Monday assumed the charge as Air India's Chairman and Managing Director.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
RIL consolidates media, distribution businesses into Network18
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) on Monday announced a consolidation of its media and distribution businesses spread across multiple entities into Network18.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Assam University shutdown enters eighth day
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) A section of students at the Assam University in Silchar have enforced a hunger strike and shutdown for around a week, protesting against the rustication of a research scholar, who they claim, exposed corruption in the institution.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Education,Politics
US Hercules planes arrive for President Trump's security
Gandhinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Following their security protocol, the American side is flying in equipment for the safety of the US' first couple, with the first transport plane, carrying security gadgets, arriving at the airport here on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
Cong asks Kamal Nath, Scindia to iron out differences
Bhopal, Feb 17 (IANS) The Congress leadership is trying to make peace between Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and party General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia amid raging war of words between them.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
DRDO scientists reach Gujarat port to inspect Chinese ship
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Nuclear scientists from the DRDO reached Kandla port in Gujarat on Monday to inspect a Chinese ship carrying a machine used to launch ballistic missiles which has been detained there.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mohan Bahgwat calls Gandhi 'kattar sanatani' Hindu
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known as the Mahatma across the globe was a 'kattar sanatani' Hindu or so claims the RSS boss Mohan Bhagwat.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
80% Indian bird species population on decline
Gandhinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Almost 80 per cent of the 867 species of birds population in India has been on decline in the past five years, according to a report to which over 15,500 birdwatchers from across the country contributed.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Smriti Irani calls Rahul Gandhi "Abdullah Deewaney"
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Known for her sassy responses to her opponents on social media, Union Minister Smriti Irani yet again took a jibe on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League: East Bengal seal much-needed win over Arrows
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Centenary club East Bengal returned to winning ways in I-League with a 3-1 win over Indian Arrows at the Cooperage Stadium here on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Will there be Mamata-Shah parleys in Bhubaneswar?
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) A one-on-one between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Union Home Minister Amit Shah is on the cards in Bhubaneswar where the Eastern Zonal Council is scheduled to meet on February 28, sources said.
2020-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Italian cruise passengers to be brought back, crew may stay
Rome, Feb 17 (IANS/AKI) Italy is working to fly home dozens of its citizens quarantined aboard a coronavirus-hit cruise ship off Japan, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Italy,International
Mistry moves SC, says SP Group deserved more relief
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) In another turn of events in the Tata Sons-Cyrus Mistry saga, the latter has moved the Supreme Court saying his family -- Shapoorji Pallonji Group -- deserved more relief from the the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT).
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
All Wuhan evacuees to leave ITBP quarantine by Tuesday
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Two hundred people, who tested negative for coronavirus infection, in quarantine at ITBP Chahwla Camp after being evacuated from Wuhan in China, are set to be discharged on Monday night. The rest may leave the camp by Tuesday evening.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mumbai Airport, other Indian landscapes in Google Earth View list
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Google Earth View is a collection of thousands of Earth's most stunning landscapes as seen from space. The search giant recently added over a 1,000 new images to its repository, which now has over 2,500 birds-eye view images of Earth's most beautiful places across the seven continents.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
India saw record $45bn VC investment in 2019
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India saw a record $45 billion investment from venture capitalists (VCs) in 2019 and the growth sentiment was more towards fintech and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, experts said here on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Angry Young Goddesses set precedent for female buddy films in India' (Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Writer-producer Arsala Qureishi claims her 2015 film "Angry Indian Goddesses" set the precedent for female budding films in India, adding that films like "Veere Di Wedding" were released only afterwards.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pradhan believes AGR ruling not applicable to non-telecom PSUs
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday that oil companies were not covered by the Supreme Court ruling which directed telecom companies to pay licence fee for previous years by including their non-telecom revenues, providing relief to state-run energy firms that face the prospect of paying huge licence fee even for their negligible telecom operations.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Need to review many welfare schemes, Montek reminds govt
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Montek Singh Alhuwalia, a former Deputy Chairman of the now- defunct Planning Commission, on Monday said that many welfare schemes of the government needed to be reviewed to assess their reach and efficacy.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
IRCTC gives clarification on seat reserved for Lord Mahakal
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Facing backlash over its decision to reserve one seat for Lord Mahakal on the newly launched Varanasi-Indore Kashi Mahakal Express, the IRCTC on Monday clarified that a seat was reserved for Lord Shiva in the train during its inaugural run as a "one-time affair" to seek "blessings" for the success of the new project.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Khatron Ke Khiladi 10: Rohit Shetty is Professor of Darr Ki University
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Rohit Shetty has returned as the host of a new season of "Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi", and this time he will be known as Professor of Darr Ki University, as thrills and adventures take over Bulgarian boulevards
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India raps Turkey over Kashmir remarks
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India has strongly warned Turkey against interference in Jammu & Kashmir after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently reiterated his support to Pakistan over Kashmir.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Lord Shiva's reserved seat in Mahakal Express stirs row
Bhopal, Feb 17 (IANS) A Tweeter scrimmage has erupted over the news that Lord Shiva will have a reserved seat -- berth number 64 in coach B5 -- in the weekly Kashi-Mahakal Express.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
JNU students protest against CAA, NRC at Jantar Mantar
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Around 50 students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) gathered at Jantar Mantar on Monday to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC Collegium equally liable for delay in judge appointments: AG
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that its Collegium is equally responsible for the delay in the appointment of judges, noting that the government completes the process of clearing a recommendation in an average of 127 days whereas the Collegium takes an average of 119 days.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
With bigger role for women officers, Army set for new chapter
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After the Supreme Court ordered the Indian Army to grant permanent commission to women officers within three months, a new chapter in the Indian Army will start with the women officers looking for a bigger role to play.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
COVID-19: CAIT urges Centre to meet traders, industries
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Monday wrote to Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal urging him to convene a meeting with trade and industry representative to talk on the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak on Indian traders and industries and carve out measures to support the affected businesses.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Srinagar Cyber Police takes cognizance of misuse of social media
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Taking serious note of the misuse of social media, the Cyber Police Station, Kashmir Zone, has registered an FIR against various social media users who defied the government's orders and misused different social media platforms.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Won't allow diversion of water from Mhadei river: Goa BJP chief
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) State BJP president Sadanand Shet Tanavade on Monday said the Goa government would not allow Karnataka to divert water from the Mhadei river, until the Supreme Courts adjudicates the issue.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Saina, Srikanth eye Olympic berths at Barcelona Masters
Barcelona, Feb 17 (IANS) All eyes will be on Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth as they look to keep their Olympic hopes alive when they take part at the Barcelona Spain Masters starting on Tuesday here.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
Hrithik Roshan on one thing he learned from dad Rakesh Roshan
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan has opened up about what his father, filmmaker Rakesh Roshan, told him he should keep in mind while working with different directors. The father-son duo has worked together the blockbusters "Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai", "Koi Mil Gaya", "Krrish" and "Krrish 3" as director and actor.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
7 killed, 21 injured in Quetta blast
Quetta, Feb 17 (IANS) At least seven persons were killed and 21 injured in an explosion in the city on Monday, a media report quoted Balochistan government spokesman Liaqat Shahwani as saying.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Premier League, ISL hosting Next Generation Mumbai Cup
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Premier League and the Indian Super League (ISL) are bringing the second edition of the Youth Games here starting on February 24.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
After 9 yrs, Montek defends then planning panel's BPL criteria
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Montek Singh Ahluwalia, a former Deputy Chairman of the now-defunct Planning Commission, on Monday hit out at those who criticised the new quantifiables determined by the then top policy-making body in 2011 to bring down the number of families below the poverty line (BPL).
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rohit, Ronit Roy similar in some aspects: 'Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain' director
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After working with Rohit Roy in the TV show "Sanjivani", director Abhijit Das has now joined forces with the actor's brother Ronit Roy for the third season of the web series "Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain".
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sonam Kapoor slams RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for divorce comment
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor has slammed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, calling his comments on divorce regressive and foolish.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kavita Ghai happy to play mom on screen
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) A lot of actresses don't like the "mommy" tag but actress Kavita Ghai is happy playing a mother in the TV show "Kartik Purnima" as well as the latest release "Love Aaj Kal".
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ravi Dubey to host film awards ceremony
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Ravi Dubey will host the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'RBI relaxation led to Uday Kotak gaining over Rs 23,000 cr'
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The relaxation in norms for private sector banks have resulted in a staggering windfall gain of Rs 23,300 crore to Uday Kotak, according to financial analyst Hemendra Hazari.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Angela Krislinzki starts shooting for 'Tauba Tera Jalwa'
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actress Angela Krislinzki has just wrapped up for her webseries directed by Shaad Ali opposite Sharman Joshi, and is already all set to start the shoot of her new movie "Tauba Tera Jalwa".
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Govt allows clinical scientists to sign lab test reports
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Teachers of medical microbiology and biochemistry at the Masters level (MSc) have hailed the government's move to allow Masters degree holders in these disciplines, and with three years of laboratory experience, to become authorised signatories of diagnostic laboratory test reports.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MHA committee moots 1951 as cut-off year for Assam ILP
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The committee appointed by the Home Ministry, to examine ways of safeguarding Assam's indigenous people in the wake of the Citizenship Amendment Act, has proposed 1951 as the cut-off year for implementing the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himanshu Malhotra: Playing a doctor is educational
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) "Dil Jaise Dhadke... Dhadakne Do" actor Himanshu Malhotra finds playing a doctor very educational.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UN stamps featuring endangered species released
Gandhinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) A special set of UN stamps featuring endangered migratory species was released on Monday at a function to coincide with the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP13).
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rajpal Yadav: Without right timing, comedy becomes tragedy
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Timing is the last word when it comes to comic characters, says ace Bollywood comedian Rajpal Yadav. The actor, who has tasted immense popularity due to his performance in comic roles, shares a tip for young actors who are enthusiastic about comedy movies.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Anand Mahindra praised Indore's cleanliness, Tweeple hail too
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Mahindra Group's Chairman Anand Mahindra in a series of tweets praised Indore which has been India's cleanest city for three consecutive years now, according to the Swachh Survekshan, annual urban cleanliness survey.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Soundarya to shoot 'something very important' in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Actress Soundarya Sharma says she will be shooting something very important in Los Angeles.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Filmfare page on wiki vandalised over 'Gully Boy' win; later restored
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Discontent over "Gully Boy" winning big at Filmfare Awards raged on social media all through Monday and a netizen, not happy with merely trolling the awards function, vandalised the Wikipedia home page of the Awards.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Probe Indian team's visit to Pak: Rijiju asks AKFI
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday asked the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) to launch an inquiry into an "unauthorised" Indian team's participation in the circle style World Cup in Pakistan.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
AGR: SC refuses to entertain Voda plea seeking 'no coercive action' (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After being rapped by the Supreme Court for failing to deposit AGR dues, Vodafone Idea on Monday moved the apex court saying it can pay only Rs 2,500 crore of the arrears to the government as of now and will follow it up with another Rs 1,000 crore by February 21.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Taliban militant active on Twitter, Pak minister admits his escape
New Delhi/Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday admitted that former Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan who was responsible for terror attacks on Malala Yousafzai and the Peshawar Army Public School has escaped from the custody of its security agencies.
2020-02-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
PLL's $2.5b investment deal with Tellurian likely in Trump visit
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) State-owned gas importer Petronet LNG Ltd may sign the $2.5 billion agreement with US LNG developer Tellurian Inc to pick up 18 per cent stake in Louisiana-based Driftwood LNG Terminal during the upcoming visit of US President Donald Trump to India later this month, two sources privy to the development said.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Govt to focus on employment, value addition: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said the state government is going to focus on employment and value addition on a big scale comparable to the best in the world.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Punjab to renegotiate power purchase pacts
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) Even as he warned private players against messing with Punjab's finances, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said his government would renegotiate the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) which the previous Akali government had signed to defraud the state.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
'Ease of Doing Haj' dream of Indian Muslims fulfilled: Naqvi
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) With the 100 per cent implementation of digital/online Haj process in India, the Indian Muslims' dream of 'Ease of Doing Haj' has been fulfilled, said Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi here on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
STPI to set up 28 centres of excellence in new technologies
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) The Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) on Monday said it will set up 28 centres of excellence and 11 next generation incubation centres in new and emerging technologies as part of the government's efforts to transform India from information technology services destination to software products destination.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
Bhuj girls college stripping case accused arrested
Gandhinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) The Gujarat Police have arrested all the four accused in the February 11 Swaminarayan girls college case where dozens of students were allegedly forced to strip by the college staff.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kareena Kapoor's fashion statement : I'm happy in my pajamas
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who walked the ramp for designer Amit Aggarwal at Lakme Fashion Week SR 2020, says when it comes to style, she is most comfortable in her pajamas.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Punjab to honour girl who saved 4 from burning school van
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Punjab government will honour IX class student Amandeep Kaur for showing exemplary courage by saving four children in the Longowal school van tragedy.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
'Angry Young Goddesses set precedent for female buddy films in India'
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Writer-producer Arsala Qureishi claims her 2015 film "Angry Indian Goddesses" set the precedent for female budding films in India, adding that films like "Veere Di Wedding" were released only afterwards.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajnath Singh reviews shipbuilding DPSUs performance
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the performance of four Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) engaged in shipbuilding here on Monday and called for full capacity utilisation and exploring new modes of business models to increase exports.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Dubbing dissent as disloyalty totally wrong: Montek (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) At a time when Delhi and other cities are witnessing anti-CAA protests, now-defunct Planning Commission's former Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Monday cautioned against labelling dissent as disloyalty.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Antimalarial drug found effective for COVID-19: Chinese official
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) Results of human trials have shown that an antimalarial drug, Chloroquine Phosphate, has a certain curative effect on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a Chinese official said here on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, China,National
Novel predicted coronavirus 40 years ago, Internet stumped
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) An excerpt of the Novel "The Eyes of Darkness", a 1981 thriller by bestselling suspense author Dean Koontz is revolving around the social media which tells of a Chinese military lab that creates a virus as part of its biological weapons programme.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Will seek to balance rights of individual, others: Habibullah
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah, against the backdrop of the Supreme Court recognising right to protest as a fundamental right, said that he would engage with people protesting at Shaheen Bagh in a manner where "right of an individual is protected and the rights of others are not interfered with".
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rahul used 'strong words', Manmohan right in not quitting: Montek
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The now-defunct Planning Commission's former Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Monday said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi used "strong words" in 2013 while tearing up an ordinance on convicted lawmakers, but insisted then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did the right thing by not resigning.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MI junior meet: Mishra scalps 8 after ton in Nagpur leg
Nagpur, Feb 17 (IANS) Devansh Mishra of Centre Point School, Katol Road, lit up the inaugural day of the Nagpur leg of Mumbai Indians junior cricket tournament with remarkable all-round performance in a boys' U-16 contest on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Ban on women command roles not sustainable in law: SC
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said the non-consideration of women for criteria or command appointments by the army couldn't be sustained in law, and it also didn't agree with the guarantee of equality under Article 14 of the Constitution.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
3 Mizoram residents killed in Tripura road mishap
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) At least three people, all Mizoram residents, including a woman were killed and as many suffered injuries in a road mishap in Tripura on Monday, the police said.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi brought free public Wi-Fi from 'Google Guru' to India
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) During his high-profile visit to the Silicon Valley in late 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the world that Google would provide free public Wi-Fi at hundreds of Indian railway stations in a couple of years.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Nirbhaya convicts to be 'hanged until they are dead' on March 3 (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday ordered that the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case be hanged "by the neck until they are dead" on March 3 at 6 a.m. after observing that deferring the execution any further would be sacrilegious to the victim's rights.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Migratory Bird census starts in Valley wetlands
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Wetlands Division Kashmir of Wildlife Protection Department started the census of Migratory Birds besides other endemic birds living in the Valley wetlands.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
India's January domestic air passenger traffic up 2.20%
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic rose 2.20 per cent in January 2020 on a year-on-year basis, official data showed on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Industry asks Modi govt to consider import subsidies
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has recommended a slew of measures to the government including subsidies to overcome the adverse impact of disruption in the supply of Chinese imports due to the novel coronavirus epidemic.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
HC gives interim relief to army veterans against builder
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) In an interim relief to around 70 armed forces veterans and war widows waiting for homes for the last 10 years, the Delhi High Court has said that the builder cannot alienate, sell or create any third party rights until a probe in the matter is completed.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
4 boys impress netizens with their amazing dance moves
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) An amazing dance performed by four boys with an unexpected ending has left netizens impressed after it went viral on social media.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Right to protest fundamental right, but blocking road a concern: SC (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said that right to protest is a fundamental right, but it is troubling to see protesters blocking the road at Shaheen Bagh, as it may set a bad precedent and spur action by other groups resulting in chaos. It also suggested that the Shaheen Bagh protest may be shifted to an alternate venue.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Notification issued for Phase-II of Panchayat by-polls in J&K
Jammu, Feb 17 (IANS) Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, (Election Authority under J&K Panchayati Raj Rules, 1996) Shailendra Kumar on Monday issued notification for the conduct of phase-II of by-elections for Panchayat Polls-2020 in respect of vacant seats to elect Sarpanches and Panches.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Indian businesses start to feel COVID-19 impact
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) As the spread of coronavirus and resultant fatalities continue to make headlines, Indian businesses have started to feel the heat with disruption in the supply-demand scenario, according to a LocalCircles report on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cong asks leaders to introspect about their roles in party
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After two Congress leaders -- Ajay Maken and Milind Deora -- engaged in a war of words on social media, the party on Monday cautioned all its leaders to refrain from such things in public, avoid commenting on the matters of other states and advised them to introspect about their role in the party.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sitting more may raise heart disease risk in older women
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Spending a lot of time sitting may increase heart disease risk among overweight and obese post-menopausal women, warns a study.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
7 killed, 19 injured in blast in Quetta
Quetta, Feb 17 (IANS) At least seven persons were killed and 19 others injured in an explosion in the city on Monday, a media report quoted Balochistan government spokesman Liaqat Shahwani as saying.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Fiscal deficit may dip to 3.5% on AGR dues payment: SBI
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The fiscal maths of the government will change significantly if it is able to recover Rs 1.20 lakh crore through AGR dues, resulting in the fiscal deficit for the current fiscal reducing to 3.5 per cent of GDP.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Du Plessis, Rabada return to SA squad for Australia T20Is
Johannesburg, Feb 17 (IANS) South Africa pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada and former captain Faf du Plessis have returned to the T20I side for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Australia, Cricket South Africa announced on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan making efforts in Ehsan case: Minister
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Ijaz Shah confirmed on Monday that former Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan had escaped from the custody of security agencies, but asserted that authorities were "doing a lot" in the case and that there would be "good news".
2020-02-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Public distribution system to be revamped: Danve
Amritsar, Feb 17 (IANS) To improve the public distribution system, Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs Raosaheb Dadarao Danve on Monday said here that the Centre is going to implement 'One Nation One Ration Card' scheme in the country.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Vodafone Idea pays Rs 2,500 cr, Tatas Rs 2,200 cr AGR dues
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices made part payments of their AGR dues to Department of Telecom, furnishing Rs 2,500 crore and Rs 2,200 crore, respectively, official sources said.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip fails durability test
Seoul, Feb 17 (IANS) Samsung Electronics' newly launched foldable smartphone that aims to popularise the foldable form factor in the market has failed at the "famous" JerryRigEverything durability test.
2020-02-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Mamata, Dhankhar hold one-on-one at Raj Bhavan
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid continuous stream of confrontations between the West Bengal government and the Raj Bhavan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called on Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and held an hour long one-on-one meeting with him.
2020-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Telecom Ministry to decide on AGR dues: FM
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) Passing the buck, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said the Telecom Ministry would decide on the payment of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) arrears by the defaulting telcos as directed by the Supreme Court recently.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Uber, Delhi Police partner for safety of Delhi riders
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Ride hailing major Uber and Delhi Police on Monday partnered to integrate the "Himmat" app, which, in case of an emergency will enable Delhi Police Headquarters to receive real-time location of a driver or a rider.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Fit-again Sania to return to action at Dubai Open
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS) Returning from a calf injury, Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza is set to take part in the ongoing Dubai Open on Wednesday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
DoT section moves note on telcos' bank guarantee in AGR issue
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Department of Telecom's Controller of Communication Accounts (CCA) wing has initiated a process to be ready for invocation for bank guarantees of telcos before the next hearing at the Supreme Court on March 17 or closer to it in case of non-payment of AGR dues.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian Oil comes on board as lead sponsor of KIUG
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The massive success of the first 3 editions of Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG), has paved the way for the Government of India to launch the first season of the Khelo India University Games (KIUG). It received a shot in the arm in its inaugural season with PSU giant coming on board to sponsor the sporting revolution. For the first season of the KIUG, Indian Oil has committed to put its weight behind the Games as the lead sponsor with GAIL and ONGC also supporting.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Tesla ordered to halt work on its German Gigafactory
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla has been ordered to halt its work on felling of trees near Berlin to build its first European car and battery Gigafactory facility, in what is being hailed as a victory for environmental activists.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Eliminate illicit tobacco trade, ASPA urges Centre
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Authentication Solutions Providers' Association (ASPA) has urged the government to eliminate illicit tobacco trade as only 10 per cent of tobacco consumption in the county constitutes legal cigarettes.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Himachal approves annual plan of Rs 7,900 crore
Shimla, Feb 17 (IANS) An annual plan size of Rs 7,900 crore for the next fiscal was approved on Monday at a meeting of the Himachal Pradesh Planning Board presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
This time, no problem in Air India's divestment: Minister
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday expressed confidence that this time around, there will be no problem in Air India's divestment.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India to send medical supplies to China
New Delhi/Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) India will send a consignment of medical supplies on a relief flight to Wuhan later this week to support China in its fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
30 kg gold robbed in Ludhiana in 20 minutes
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) In a daring heist, five armed robbers on Monday decamped with 30 kg gold from the industrial city Ludhiana in Punjab within 20 minutes after tying staff members with a rope.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Koregaon-Bhima: Maharashtra to conduct parallel probe
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) In a significant development, the Maharashtra government will conduct a parallel investigation into the Elgar Parishad-Koregaon-Bhima case, a senior state minister said here on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Poor sleep can increase heart disease risk in women
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Women who sleep poorly tend to overeat and consume a lower-quality diet, say researchers, adding that poor sleep quality can increase the risk of heart disease and obesity.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Would look to carry forward IPL momentum, eyeing T20 WC: Shardul
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Shardul Thakur would like to forget his tour of New Zealand in a hurry. But the India pacer feels he can pick up steam in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) and take the momentum forward as he eyes a T20 World Cup berth.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Biological E launches Rs 300 crore plant in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Pharmaceutical company Biological E. Limited on Monday launched its new plant, built with an investment of Rs. 300 crore at Genome Valley here.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
PK Banerjee 'much stable' now: Hospital
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Indian football great PK Banerjee is "much stable now" and responding well to the treatment after he was admitted to a private hospital, a statement from the hospital said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Maoist killed in Maharashtra jungle gun battle
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), Feb 17 (IANS) A Maoist was killed in a fierce gun battle on Monday in the Fodevada jungles of the district near Abujmad on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border, an official said.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
After 'missing' for months, Sidhu resurfaces
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) After months of "self-imposed" political exile, Congress leader and former Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu was seen at a public function in his hometown Amritsar that was attended by his political rivals, including former Akali minister Bikram Majithia.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National
Congress asks Kamal Nath, Scindia to sort out differences
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Unhappy over public spats between Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and party General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Congress' top leadership has asked the two leaders meet this week to sort out their differences.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Coronavirus to impact global steel market for 2-3 yrs: Pradhan
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection will have its effect on the global steel market for the next two to three years, Union Minister for Steel Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sharjeel Imam sent to police custody in Jamia violence case
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday sent Sharjeel Imam, a JNU student facing sedition charges, to one day police remand so that his involvement in December 15 violence in Jamia Millia Islamia could be probed.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Tweeple hail SC decision on women officers
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Twitterati hailed Supreme Court's decision which mandated the implementation of Permanent Commission for women in the Armed Forces, thereby allowing them to be appointed as commanders.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kartik-Sara's 'Love Aaj Kal' fizzles out at BO (Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khans onscreen chemistry in "Love Aaj Kal" has failed to create sparks at the box office.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Akhilesh confident of returning to power in 2020
Fatehpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 17 (IANS) Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has said that his party would form the government in Uttar Pradesh on its own strength in 2022.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kartik-Sara's 'Love Aaj Kal' fizzles at the box office
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khans onscreen chemistry in "Love Aaj Kal" has failed to create sparks at the box office.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Markets feel the pinch of SC order on telecos, Moody's downgrade
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Indian markets closed lower as fresh growth worries emerged after global rating agency Moody's revised down India's growth forecast. Sensex lost over 200 points on Monday, led by fall in banking and telecom stocks over the SC order in the AGR case.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
FIH announce India as hosts for Junior Men's World Cup 2021
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Monday announced India as the hosts for the FIH Junior Men's World Cup 2021. In an official announcement on Monday, the international governing body also announced that the competition will be played towards the end of 2021.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
India-US might trump trade differences during US Prez's visit: Experts
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India and the US will have an opportunity to iron out key differences in reaching a limited bilateral trade agreement during US President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to India.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
British MP critical of Modi's Kashmir policy denied entry
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A UK opposition member of the British Parliament Debbie Abrahams who is critical of New Delhi's Kashmir policy, has alleged that she was unjustifiably denied entry to India on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, India,Politics
Israeli soldiers' phones hacked by Hamas 'women'
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Dozens of Israeli soldiers have had their smartphones hacked by Hamas' hackers posing as women, the Israeli military admitted but asserted that there had not been any "significant breach of information", reports said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Technology
SC calls delay in Permanent Commission to women officers 'irreparable prejudice'(2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Insisting on shaking-off typical arguments founded on the physical strengths and weaknesses of men and women, the Supreme Court in a landmark judgement on Monday said the delay in granting permanent commission (PC) to women officers has caused "irreparable prejudice" to them.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Odisha's debt burden to touch Rs 1.06 lakh cr by fiscal end
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) Odisha's debt burden is expected to increase to Rs. 1.06 lakh crore by the end of 2019-20 fiscal, state Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Return Coronavirus relief flight to bring back more Indians
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Following the outbreak of COVID-19, India will bring back its remaining citizens from Wuhan city in China.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Americans from quarantined cruise ship in Japan flown home
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Over 300 US citizens aboard a coronavirus-hit cruise ship, quarantined in Japan's Yokohoma port, were flown home on Monday, reports said.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,National
Indians love telecom plan bundled with OTT media services
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A large number of Indians appear to have fallen in love with telecom plans that come bundled with over-the-top (OTT) media services, suggests a new survey which found that carrier-bundled media services drive consumers to spend more and maintain loyalty to service providers.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Will Trump do Namaste or shake hands with Modi?
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) As India readies for 'Namaste Trump' to match the 'Howdy Modi!' cheer, the top brass at the billion dollar companies have adopted the Indian way of greeting at their flagship conferences, business meets and local events -- shunning handshakes which has been the most basic form of business etiquette as the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 continues to spread.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kashmir senior official questions UN secretary general over Pak
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) One of the top civil administrators of Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday questioned United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres over his appreciation of Pakistan's efforts at curbing terrorism.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Didn't violate laws visiting Pak: Indian kabaddi coach
Amritsar, Feb 17 (IANS) The coach of the "unofficial" kabbadi team that returned from Pakistan on Monday after losing to the home team in the "unauthorised" World Cup tournament without the "consent" of the Indian government said the team went there without violating any laws.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
As Marandi goes back to BJP, his JVM-P MLAs join Congress
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Just when Jharkhand's former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi merged his party into the BJP in Ranchi, two of his MLAs joined the Congress here in Delhi. MLAs Pradeep Yadav and Bandhu Tirkey merged the party into Congress, increasing the party's strength in the house to 18.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Taapsee: My film choices are the gift of success
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu is gearing up for multiple projects in the coming months, and she says that success has given her the confidence to make unusual choices when it comes to signing films.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hyd student 'dies of shock' after shoplifting
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) A college student died under suspicious circumstances at a leading supermarket here on Sunday night after he was allegedly found stealing a chocolate.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab ex-DIG convicted in mass suicide case
Amritsar, Feb 17 (IANS) After 16 years of the crime, former Punjab Deputy Inspector General Kultar Singh along with five other police personnel was held guilty by a local court in a mass suicide case.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kashmir Press Club takes note of 'harassment' of journalists
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) The Kashmir Press Club on Monday took serious note of the continuous "harassment" of journalists in the Valley.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Extreme weather events can bring next recession
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Extreme weather could bring next recession, say researchers, adding that despite obvious market risks brought by fires, floods and other events, asset managers are slow to react.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
ICA to look for office in Bengaluru; new budget cut down to Rs 6 cr
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Indian Cricketers' Association (ICA) after its meeting on Monday decided to look for an office in Bengaluru with Ahmedabad and Kolkata as the other options if a suitable place is not found in the Garden City. This apart, the budget to be presented to the BCCI has been cut from around Rs 12 crore to Rs 6 crore and awaits the finalisation of the treasurer before it is submitted to the board.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: Tech launches go virtual after MWC 2020 takes a hit
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Days after the world's largest mobile exhibition -- the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona was called off by its organiser GSMA, tech companies are now going virtual, to launch their products, which were initially slated to be unveiled at the MWC.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shah targets Hemant Soren govt over killing of 7 tribals
Ranchi, Feb 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday targeted the Hemant Soren government in Jharkhand over the brutal killing of seven tribal people in West Singhbhum district in January.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Google shuts free public Wi-Fi at railway stations in India
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Google on Monday announced it is gradually winding down its free public Wi-Fi Station programme currently available at over 400 railway stations in India, and will work with the Indian Railways and Railtel Corporation to help them with existing sites so they can remain useful resources for people.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Rahul, Priyanka hails SC decision on women officers
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi on Monday hailed the apex court decision that women officers should get permanent commission in the armed forces and also stressed the necessity to change the mindset to "end gender discrimination".
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
14 students injured in UP bus accident
Siddhartha Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 17 (IANS) Fourteen school children in Uttar Pradesh's Siddhartha Nagar on Monday were injured when the bus they were travelling in overturned.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ananya Panday's Sunday secrets revealed
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actress Ananya Panday says she likes to pamper herself on Sunday and spend quality time with her family and dogs.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Asian wrestling C'ship to test best in Asia ahead of Oly
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Sans Chinese wrestlers who have been denied visas for the Asian Championships that will begin on Tuesday, all eyes will be on the Olympic-bound grapplers when the meet gets underway at the KD Jadhav Wrestling Stadium here.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Dhvani Bhanushali: It's my dream to become India's pop icon
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Budding singer Dhvani Bhanushali of "Dilbar" and "Vaaste" fame has tasted success in Bollywood as well as in the pop music scene. That's not the end of her dreams, though. She wants to be "India's pop icon" someday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lunch for Rs 2000 at 'extravagant' Kerala diaspora event
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 17 (IANS) With Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac time and again crying foul on the precarious financial position of the state, reports have emerged which show massive spending at a conference held here for the diaspora. Rs 83 lakh has been spent just for food and accommodation.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Politics
Precious ready to inspire, prepare India's next World Cuppers
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) November 2020 will mark a memorable chapter in India's footballing history as the nation hosts the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup and among the coaches that will prepare the Indian side for the challenge will be a Nigerian legend -- Precious Dede.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Vicky Kaushal reveals he is a huge admirer of Saif Ali Khan's style
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actress Vicky Kaushal says he is a huge admirer of Saif Ali Khans fashion sense.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nirbhaya convicts to be hanged on March 3, mother happy
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case will now be hanged on March 3 at 6 a.m., a local court announced here on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
British MP critical of Modi's Kashmir policy denied entry in India
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A UK opposition member of the British Parliament Debbie Abrahams who is critical of New Delhi's Kashmir policy, has alleged that she was unjustifiably denied entry to India on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sigh of relief as Nirbhaya convicts finally set to be hanged
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The momenmt a Delhi court on Monday fixed March 3 as the fresh date of hanging for four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, Twitter was flooded with reactions.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Now, Milind hits back at Maken after 'leave party' jibe
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Within days of Congress debacle in Delhi Assembly elections, a war of words has erupted between its Maharashtra leader Milind Deora and DPCC ex-chief Ajay Maken on Twitter following the former's praise for the Arvind Kejriwal government.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
J&K beckons Karnataka firms to invest in 'paradise'
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) The newly formed Union Territory (UT) of Jammu-Kashmir on Monday held a road show in this tech city for the upcoming 'Global Investors Summit' and to invite Karnataka-based companies to invest in the northern state, popularly known as 'paradise on earth' for its picturesque landscape.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Robert Pattinson: I smell like a crayon
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson says he smells like a crayon.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
4 Indians being treated for COVID-19 on Diamond Princes
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) At least four Indian nationals have been tested positive for COVID-19 on Diamond Princess cruise ship, Embassy of India in Japan said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Tokyo Marathon to cancel general public entry
Tokyo, Feb 17 (IANS) Tokyo Marathon will not allow general public participation because of the coronavirus outbreak, local media said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
#BoycottFilmfareAwards trends; netizens unhappy with winners
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The latest Filmfare Awards have disappointed many netizens. People have taken to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the winners, and #BoycottFilmfareAwards has been trending on Twitter since Monday morning.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AIADMK govt will protect the interests of minorities: TN CM
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Monday said the AIADMK government will not allow any action that would affect Muslim brothers and sisters.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Former Irish goalkeeper passes away
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Harry Gregg, who made 25 appearances for Northern Ireland between 1954 and 1963, passed away on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Cong leader seeks Punjab Police's help over threat
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After receiving two threatening e-mails in the past four days, Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill has sought the Punjab Police's help, while accusing the Delhi Police of inaction on his complaint.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Wishes pour in for de Villiers on Twitter as he turns 36
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Twitterati on Monday celebrated the 36th birthday of former South Africa batsman AB de Villiers in their own style. Some prayed for his good health and praised his exemplary batting and fielding skills while others created memes and GIFs and shared his memorable photos and videos.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bodies of 3 relatives of Telangana MLA found in canal
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) The bodies of three relatives of a Telangana legislator were found in car retrieved from a canal in the state's Karimnagar district on Monday when the police was searching for a couple who fell into the canal on Sunday night.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meet J.S. Rajput, whose books are launched by Modi & Bhagwat
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The year was 2001. It was the fag end of the year when the then Atal Bihari Vajpayee governmnet was caught in an unusual controversy - "rewriting history".
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Why is CM silent on CAG report on Kerala Police: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 17 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition continued its attack on Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over his silence on the hard hitting CAG report on Kerala Police.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Odisha's economy estimated to grow at 6.16% in 2019-20
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) Odisha's economy is estimated to grow at 6.16 per cent in 2019-20 as against 7.90 per cent in 2018-19, a report said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
"United by Emotion" announced as Tokyo 2020 Games Motto
Tokyo, Feb 17 (IANS) "United by Emotion" will be the official Motto of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, organizers have announced. The motto will be displayed, in English only, in a variety of environments and applications, such as at competition venues, on city decorations and on licensed goods. It will also feature in digital media, ensuring worldwide attention.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Anmol Malik's alter ego 'Audrey Piano' is voice of the decade
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Versatile singer-songwriter Anmol Malik, daughter of popular singer-composer Anu Malik, showed her potential in the music field early with her song "The graduation", which she wrote and composed in 2011 as a student at The University Of Warwick, England.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nirbhaya convicts to be hanged on March 3 at 6 a.m.
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The four death-row convicts in Nirbhaya rape and murder case will now be hanged on March 3 at 6 a.m., a local court here announced on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
I am not defined by my job: Sara Ali Khan
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANSlife) Sara Ali Khan was seen in the Capital recently walking the runway for designers Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla, at the 15th edition of the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour. In a candid chat with IANSlife, she shares her love for cinema, aesthetics and a work-life balance.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Fire in Mumbai GST Bhavan doused, no casualties
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) A massive fire broke out on the top floors of the ground plus eight-storied GST Bhavan in Byculla here on Monday morning but now has been controlled, officials said.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New 'Mr. India' not a remake or sequel, Ali Abbas Zafar to direct
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar, who has helmed blockbusters like "Sultan" and "Tiger Zinda Hai", will write and direct the new "Mr. India". The makers of the project clarify it is not a sequel or a remake of the 1987 classic film. Rather, it is a reimagination of the original that starred Sridevi and Anil Kapoor.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amid COVID-19 outbreak, Shanghai orders passengers to mask up
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) Shanghai authorities on Monday ordered bus and taxi passengers to wear face masks to help control the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-02-17
Category: International, China,National
Bhima-Koregaon: Maharashtra to conduct parallel probe
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) In a significant development, the Maharashtra government will conduct a parallel investigation into the Elgar Parishad - Koregaon-Bhima case, a senior state minister said here on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
10 killed in attack on church in Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou, Feb 17 (IANS) In the latest attack on a religious institution in the unstable West African nation of Burkina Faso, armed men killed as many as 10 people.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Burkina Faso,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Olympic-bound shooters attend High Performance camp at IIS
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) As part of the High Performance partnership between the JSW Group and the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), 11 members of the Indian senior shooting squad participated in a five-day training-cum-conditioning camp at the Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS).
2020-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Coronavirus in China to make drugs expensive in India: Report
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The prices of generic drugs in India are likely to go up due to the country's excessive dependence on the imports of active ingredients from China, which has been hit by the novel coronavirus epidemic.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shaheen Bagh: SC appoints mediators for venue change
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said it is troubling to see protesters blocking the road as it may set a bad precedent, and suggested that the protest may shift to an alternate venue.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
This malware fakes incoming SMS to steal banking details
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Researchers at cybersecurity firm Kaspersky have identified a new version of the Ginp banking Trojan that can insert fake text messages into the Inbox of a regular SMS app in a bid to obtain banking credentials of unsuspecting users.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Kohli wishes 'brother' de Villiers on his 36th birthday
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) South Africa's star cricketer AB de Villiers turned 36 on Monday and his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate and India skipper Virat Kohli led the birthday wishes.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Magsaysay Award winner held on way to anti-CAA protest
Lucknow, Feb 17 (IANS) Magsaysay Award winner, Sandeep Pandey, was arrested here on Monday afternoon while he was going to participate in an anti-CAA protest.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Reliance-backed '1917' rakes in over 2100cr at global box-office
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Director Sam Mendes' war drama "1917", which has Reliance Entertainment and Amblin Partners among the banners associated with the film's production, continues to perform exceedingly well at the global box-office. The film has grossed over $300 million (Rs 2,100 crore) all over the world so far, and counting.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Panjab University aims to win gold at KIUG
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Over the years, most of the talented football players in India have risen from the northeastern states, Kerala and West Bengal. However, ahead of the Khelo India University Games (KIUG), the tide seems to have turned. Panjab University, who clinched gold at the All India University competition, is aiming to replicate their performance at the KIUG beginning Saturday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
NCLAT allows JSW Steel to acquire BPSL, grants immunity
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) In a major relief to JSW Steel, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal on Monday permitted the steel major to acquire the bankrupt Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd and provided it immunity from prosecution by Enforcement Directorate (ED).
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Aussies will have edge over India in their next Test series: Waugh
Berlin, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Steve Waugh believes India -- despite having the best fast bowling attack -- will prove to be second on their next tour Down Under. In their last tour Down Under, Virat Kohli and Co. became the first-ever Indian team to register a Test series win in Australia. It was the first time since 1947, that India were able to register a Test series victory Down Under as they defeated the Tim Paine-led side 2-1 in the four-match rubber.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Cricket
Mamata, Dhankhar hold one-on-one at Raj Bhawan
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid continuous stream of confrontations between West Bengal government and the Raj Bhawan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called on state governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and held an hour long one-on-one meeting with him.
2020-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indian Navy bust gold smuggling sea route
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Indian Navy has unearthed a sea smuggling route of gold after intercepting a Sri Lankan boat and nabbing the crew members.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Marandi returns to BJP after 14 years
Ranchi, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Chief Minister and president of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha, Babulal Marandi on Monday merged his party with the BJP and rejoined it after 14 years in the presence of senior BJP leader and Home Minister Amit Shah.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
After Facebook, coronavirus derails Intel event in US
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) After Facebook, Coronavirus has derailed another significant tech summit in the Silicon Valley, this time from global chip-maker Intel which on Monday decided to postpone briefing sessions at its conference that was scheduled from March 12-13 here.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,National
Coronavirus dented optimism over easing trade war: Moody's
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Coronavirus outbreak in China has put global growth at risk yet again, at a time when the global economy started to recover from the trade war between the two largest economies in the world: China and the US, Moody's said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Five-month-old baby girl raped in UP, dies later
Lucknow, Feb 17 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a five-month-old baby girl was allegedly raped on Sunday night by her cousin brother.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ageless Paes continues to roar in home stretch of stellar career
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) The 2020 edition of the Bengaluru Open wore a reasonably packed look as compared to the usual Challenger tournament which wears a deserted look. And the sole reason behind this was none other than the greatest servant of Indian sports -- Leander Paes.
2020-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Mizoram's 2019 growth at 14.82% best in India: Guv
Aizawl, Feb 17 (IANS) Mizoram Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai on Monday said that the northeastern state's economic growth at 14.82 per cent last year was "one of the best" among the Indian states.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Mizoram,Business/Economy
PM, CMs greet KCR on 66th birthday
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Ministers of various states greeted Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on his 66th birthday on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Journalism is 'attack surface' for those who spread misinformation
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Journalism is an 'attack surface' for those media consumers and journalists who may sometimes unwittingly amplify bad information, say researchers.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Education
Court appoints counsel for Nirbhaya death row convict
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday appointed advocate Ravi Qazi as the counsel for one of the death-row convicts Mukesh, in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, after he showed unwillingness to be represented by his counsel, Vrinda Grover.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mediators appointed to engage with Shaheen Bagh protesters on venue change
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Expressing concern over the more than two-month long blockade of a public road near Shaheen Bagh here, the Supreme Court on Monday appointed two advocates and a former bureaucrat to engage with the anti-CAA protesters for shifting the venue of the protest.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Narcos: Mexico' season 2 is more of the same (IANS Review; Rating: * * & 1/2 )
"Narcos: Mexico" Season 2 (Netflix series); Cast: Diego Luna, Scoot MacNairy, Teresa Ruiz; Created by: Carlo Bernard, Chris Brancato and Doug Miro; Rating: * * & 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2020-02-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Airfares plummet on Delhi-Bangkok route on Coronavirus fear
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) With fear of Coronavirus forcing Indian travellers to call off their travel plans especially to South East Asian cities, airfares to the second most popular outbound tourist destination Bangkok has plummeted.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mumbai Indians' MI Junior tournament reaches Nagpur
Nagpur, Feb 17 (IANS) The Nagpur city leg of Mumbai Indians' grassroots cricket initiative MI Junior 2020 commenced on Monday with the competition in Under-14 boys and U-16 Boys & Girls categories. MI Junior, launched in Mumbai alone last year, has added Nagpur and Pune to its competition in second year.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Simple blood test to improve ovarian cancer diagnosis
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a simple blood test that measures the body's own immune response to improve diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Twitter abuzz as 'Doctor' first look out on Sivakarthikeyan's b'day
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) On Sivakarthikeyan's 35th birthday, the makers of his upcoming film "Doctor" released the actor's first look from the film. The poster of the Nelson Dilipkumar directorial has been well-received by Twitterati.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Don't want to dwell on the past: Sharjeel Khan
Lahore, Feb 17 (IANS) After making a comeback to competitive cricket after serving a three-year ban for spot-fixing, tainted Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan has said he doesnt want to look at the past and wants to perform in the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL).
2020-02-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Chinese wrestlers denied visas for Asian Championships
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Chinese wrestlers have been denied visas for the upcoming Asian Championships that will begin from Tuesday. Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) secretary Vinod Tomar confirmed to IANS that the 40-strong Chinese contingent, that was supposed to travel to the national capital for the continental tournament, have been denied visas.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: 'Chinese economy to take at least one-quarter hit'
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Highlighting the impact of new coronavirus on China and its ripple effect on other Asian countries, including India, a report by Emkay Global Financial Services on Monday said that the Chinese economy will be disrupted and affected for at least a quarter.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Harsh Vardhan praises Wuhan rescue operation medical staff
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday heaped praise on the doctors and paramedics associated with the Wuhan evacuation operation, while handing over a letter of appreciation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the team members.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Kabir Singh' actor Anurag Arora: People took the film too seriously
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) When "Kabir Singh" hit the screens last year, it started a whole new debate as many thought that its lead actor Shahid Kapoor played a misogynistic hero. His co-star Anurag Arora says it's not necessary that a film should always be a message-oriented one.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
We have the list, expect new selectors by March 1 or 2: Madan Lal
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Newly-appointed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) member Madan Lal believes that the Indian team will get its new chief selector by the first week of March. The CAC comprising of Lal, R.P. Singh and Sulakshana Naik have been assigned to pick two new selectors as M.S.K. Prasad and Gagan Khoda have finished their tenures.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
BJP appeals NC to take part in J&K panchayat bypolls
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has appealed the National Conference (NC) to take part in the Panchayat bypolls in Jammu and Kashmir scheduled to be held in March.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
This time, no problem in Air India's divestment: Minister
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday exhumed confidence that this time around there will be no problem in Air India's divestment.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Q3 FY20 corporate performance remained weak: Care Ratings
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Performance of companies during the quarter ended December of the financial year 2019-20 was weak with contraction in revenue and moderation in the growth rate of net profits, a report by Care Ratings said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ALERT: Protesting is a fundamental right, have to find alternative venue: SC on Shaheen Bagh
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2020-02-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,
Rahul remains at No. 2, Kohli drops to 10 in T20I rankings
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS) India's K.L. Rahul maintained his second spot whereas skipper Virat Kohli moved down to the 10th spot in the latest ICC T20I rankings for batsmen released on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
'Queen of Katwe' star Nikita Pearl Waligwa no more
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who appeared in Disneys biographical drama "Queen of Katwe", has died. She was 15.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
ALERT: SC says can't show every institution kneeling before protesters
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2020-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,
Smart jumpsuit can help spot neurological issues in infants
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a smart jumpsuit, or a garment that accurately measures the spontaneous and voluntary movement of infants from the age of five months - data that can help in assessing abnormal neurological development, among other things.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Golden opportunity for sugar exports ahead of next season
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The next three months of the ongoing 2019-20 season will be a golden opportunity for Indian sugar exports as India is likely to face a tough competition from Brazil in the global market in the next season, say experts.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ex-Tripura CS arrested from UP in PWD scam
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Tripura Chief Secretary Yash Pal Singh was arrested on Monday in connection with a multi-crore PWD scam from Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district in a joint operation by the police of the two states, said Acting Tripura Director General of Police, Rajiv Singh.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bigg Boss 13: A fashionable affair
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" was not only high on love, emotion and drama, but also fashion.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ALERT: Centre raises 'children used as shield' point before SC
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2020-02-17
Category: International, China,
ALERT: SC observes if Shaheen Bagh protesters can be persuaded not to block roads
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2020-02-17
Category: International, China,
COVID -19: Chinese courts to postpone enforcement measures
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) Chinese courts at various levels will postpone enforcement measures against personnel and units engaging in coronavirus (COVID -19) containment, according to a circular.
2020-02-17
Category: International, China,National
A day after Shah's praise, Delhi cops go for the kill (IANS Inside Story)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah suggested to the Delhi Police that it should be ready to deal with miscreants with firm hands, an encounter took place in Delhi on Monday in which two criminals were gunned down.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi announces institutional research on migratory birds
Gandhinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated a convention on migratory fauna and announced the creation of an institutional facility for undertaking research and assessment for the conservation of migratory birds.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
itel Vision 1, India's 1st waterdrop, big battery phone at Rs 5,499
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) itel, the leading smartphone brand from Transsion India on Monday launched a category disruptor called "Vision 1" with HD+ IPS waterdrop display and big battery at Rs 5,499 in India.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
England fined for slow over-rate in Centurion T20I against SA
Centurion, Feb 17 (IANS) England have been fined 20 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against South Africa in the third and final T20I which they won by five wickets in Centurion.
2020-02-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Modi 'hides' Gujarat poverty to wow Trump: Shiv Sena
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Monday wondered whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi was trying to 'hide' the poverty in Gujarat to impress US President Donald Trump in Ahmedabad next week.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
After Facebook, coronavirus derails Intel event in US
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) After Facebook, Coronavirus has derailed another significant tech summit in the Silicon Valley, this time from global chip-maker Intel which on Monday decided to postpone its "Intel Labs Day' conference that was scheduled from March 12-13 here.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Various bodies support Muslims protesting in Haryana's Nuh
Nuh (Haryana), Feb 17 (IANS) Several organisations on Monday said they have extended support to protesters sitting on a dharna for the past 19 days in minority-dominant Nuh district of Haryana against the controversial CAA and NPR.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Haryana,National
India will theatre commands by 2022: CDS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India will have two to five theatre commands by 2022, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Irrfan Khan's 'Angrezi Medium' gets new release date
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Irrfan Khan's "Angrezi Medium", which was scheduled for release on March 20, will now come to the theatres on March 13, a week earlier.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Will take part in J&K panchayat polls if curbs are lifted: Cong
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Days after the dates for bye-elections to Panchayats were announced, the Jammu and Kashmir Congress party has said that it will take part in the polls if restrictions on its leaders were lifted and they are allowed to move freely.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Priyanka following Sonia who wept for Batla: BJP on Jamia video
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After fresh footage of Jamia Millia Islamia library emerged showing students purportedly carrying stones inside and blocking doors, the BJP went all out to hit out at the Congress and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for questioning the role of police in the incident.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
30-kg gold looted at gunpoint in Punjab's Ludhiana
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) Four armed robbers looted 30 kg gold at gunpoint from a financial services company in broad daylight in Ludhiana in Punjab, police said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Digangana Suryavanshi: I'm enjoying doing south Indian films
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Actress Digangana Suryavanshi has bagged her fourth south Indian film "SeetiMaarr", and she says she is enjoying working in movies from the region.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Congress slams Goa CM for downplaying terror threat
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant last week downplayed a terror threat to Goa, because the Opposition demanded closure of casinos in the state, which are potentially vulnerable to such attack, state Congress president Girish Chodankar said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Harsimran invited to NBA global academy in Canberra
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Indias Harsimran Kaur has been invited to participate in a multi-week training camp from at The NBA Global Academy at Basketball Australias Centre of Excellence in Canberra. This will be her second stint at the NBA Global Academy after attending a camp from November 7 - 24 which made her the first prospect from the NBA Academies Womens Program and the first female prospect from outside of Australia to attend The NBA Global Academy.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Manpreet dedicates FIH Player of Year award to late father
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India men's hockey skipper Manpreet Singh, who won the FIH Player of the Year 2019 Award on Thursday, has dedicated the prize to his late father.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Taj all set to welcome Trump
Agra, Feb 17 (IANS) The dry and polluted river Yamuna at the rear of the Taj Mahal is the biggest concern for the Uttar Pradesh administration engaged in organising a grand welcome to US President Donald Trump, his wife Melania and delegation members who will arrive at the Kheria airport on February 24.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Politics
UN summit on critical threats to wildlife begins
Gandhinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP13) with the presence of over 2,500 delegates from 111 countries in this Gujarat city.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
UP Assembly stalled over threat to Akhilesh's security
Lucknow, Feb 17 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party, on Monday, stalled the entire question hour in the Uttar Pradesh assembly on the issue of threats to party president Akhilesh Yadav.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
AGR: SC refuses to entertain Voda plea seeking 'no coercive action'
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After being rapped by the Supreme Court for failing to deposit AGR dues, Vodafone Idea on Monday moved the apex court stating it can as of now pay only Rs 2,500 crore of the arears to the government and will follow it up with another Rs 1,000 crore by February 21.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Faf du Plessis steps down as South Africa captain
Johannesburg, Feb 17 (IANS) Faf du Plessis has stepped down from South Africa captaincy in Tests and T20Is effective immediately, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Community kitchens: SC slaps Rs 10 lakh fine on five states
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday imposed additional cost of Rs 5 lakh on five states -- Delhi, Maharashtra, Odisha, Goa and Manipur, for failing to deposit Rs 5 lakh imposed earlier and not complying with its directions to file their affidavits on a PIL seeking setting up of community kitchens across the country.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Fire in Mumbai GST Bhavan, no casualties
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) A massive fire broke out on the top floors of the ground plus eight-storied GST Bhavan here at Byculla on Monday morning, officials said.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'No Time to Die' Chinese press tour cancelled over COVID-19
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) James Bond's latest "No Time to Die" will not go ahead with the Chinese press tour and premiere as it has been scrapped due to the coronavirus epidemic.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,National
B'desh likely to drop Rohingya relocation plan
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) Bangladesh has announced that it may drop its previous plans to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island located in the Bay of Bengal.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Riding on expectations, Bhaker vows to give her best in Tokyo
Bellary (Karnataka), Feb 17 (IANS) A billion expectations will be on Manu Bhaker's mind when she takes part in her maiden Olympics later this year. But for the teen shooting star, the hopes of people is a way of showing their support which can only fuel her to go for glory at Tokyo 2020.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Milind Deora faces flak for praising Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Mumbai Congress president Milind Deora is facing flak from his own party colleagues for praising Arvind Kejriwal after he said that Delhi Chief Minister made the national capital a surplus state.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kangana's 1st look as Air Force pilot in 'Tejas' goes viral
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Kangana Ranauts first look as an Air Force pilot in her upcoming flick "Tejas" has taken the internet by storm.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Never trust a person's face: Research
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Facial expressions might not be reliable indicators of emotion, say researchers, adding that, people should never trust a person's face.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Koneru Humpy wins Cairns Cup tournament
St Louis (US), Feb 17 (IANS) India's woman chess Grand Master (GM) Koneru Humpy won the Cairns Cup tournament following a draw against compatriot Dronavalli Harika in the ninth and final round here.
2020-02-17
Category: India, United States Virgin Islands,Sports,Other Sports
Child sex accused country singer Daniel Lee Martin dead
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Country singer Daniel Lee Martin, who was accused of child sex crimes, is no more. Lee Martin, 54, committed suicide, reports foxnews.com.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ayushmann: I stand for cinema that's different
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) From playing a sperm donor to a man facing erectile dysfunction and a gay person on screen, actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who has redefined cinematic experience, says he stands up for films that are different.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Recess' voice actor Jason Davis passes away
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Jason Davis, a former child star and voice actor on the Disney Channel animated series "Recess", is no more. He was 35.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Delhi CM, cabinet ministers take charge of offices
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A day after taking oath as Chief Minister, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Monday took charge of his office. This is the third consecutive term for AAP supremo as Delhi Chief Minister.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sledging by SA crowd will only motivate Smith, Warner: Waugh
Berlin, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Australia captain Steve Waugh believes Steve Smith and David Warner will be expecting a tough time by the crowd during their upcoming tour to South Africa and that in turn will only egg them on to perform better.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Cricket
No stunt doubles for Ishaan Khatter
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Ishaan Khatter has shot the action sequences for the climax of "Khaali Peeli" without any cables or stunt doubles.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google quits free WiFi service in SA, 3 months after launch
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) Within three months of its launch, Google is ditching its global free WiFi programme called Google Station. This includes its partnership with Think WiFi in South Africa.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
OYO logs FY19 revenue of $951 mn, net loss at $335 mn
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) OYO Hotels and Homes on Monday reported a consolidated revenue of $951 million for the financial year 2018-19, over fourfold increase from $211 million as reported in the previous fiscal.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Samsung Galaxy M31 arriving in India, price from Rs 15,999
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Samsung is all set to refresh its mid-price segment series Galaxy 'M' with the launch of Galaxy M31 smartphone, starting from approximately Rs 15,999 in India on February 25.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
MxS makes its runway debut
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANSlife) Designer Monisha Jaising, who is a celebrity favourite, and Shweta Bachchan Nanda showcase their luxury pret fashion on the runway for the very first time. The MxS show will take place at Godrej L'Affaire, a curated experiential lifestyle platform by the Godrej Group in Mumbai on Saturday, February 22 at Godrej One, Vikhroli.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
After impressing in limited-overs leg, Saini gears up for Kiwi Tests
Hamilton, Feb 17 (IANS) Young pacer Navdeep Saini is thrilled about representing his country at the highest level and he is only aiming to play well and win as many games as he can for Team India.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Another Kerala patient of COVID-19 discharged
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs, on Monday, informed that one more patient of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) was discharged from the hospital.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sidharth referred to Shehnaz's father as 'daddy'?
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) A video of "Bigg Boss 13" winner and TV actor Sidharth Shukla referring to Punjabi singer Shehnaz Gill's father as "daddy" has gone viral.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No love-affair oath: Zen now seeks FIR against Amravati college (Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Last year's National Bravery Award winner Mumbai girl Zen Sadavarte has demanded action against what she terms a bizarre and unconstitutional Valentine Day oath where the girls of an Amravati college were made to take a pledge not to "indulge in a love-affairs or love-marriage".
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Sotheby's annual Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art auction
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANSlife) Sotheby's announced highlights from its annual auction of Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art which is set to take place on the 16 March in New York.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
50% of all surgeries will be robot-assisted by 2025: L&T
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) Infrastructure and engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) expects almost 50 per cent of all surgeries to be robot-assisted by 2025, as Artificial Intelligence (AI) makes robots precise enough to facilitate complex surgeries, the company said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology,Health/Medicine
Does smoking marijuana affect your sperm count?
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANSlife) Cannabis is by far the most widely cultivated, trafficked and abused illicit drug. Cannabis is a generic term used to denote the several psychoactive preparations of the plant Cannabis sativa. The major psychoactive constituent in cannabis is THC.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Aircel-Maxis case: Court seeks ED, CBI response on Karti's plea
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday issued notice to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a petition filed by Congress MP Karti Chidambaram seeking permission to travel abroad.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Benchmark indices fall after early gains on Monday
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Benchmark indices slipped after opening in the green on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
No love-affair oath: Zen now seeks FIR against Amravati college
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Last year's National Bravery Award winner Mumbai girl Zen Sadavarte has demanded action against what she terms a bizarre and unconstitutional Valentine Day oath where the girls of an Amravati college were made to take a pledge not to "indulge in a love-affairs or love-marriage".
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Microsoft opens new engineering and innovation hub in Noida
Noida, Feb 17 (IANS) To further tap engineering talent in India, Microsoft on Monday announced the launch of its third India Development Centre (IDC) in Noida, after opening two such premier engineering and innovation hubs in Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Technology
France warns of clash over UK-EU trade talks
Paris, Feb 17 (IANS) France has warned Britain and the European Union (EU) of a fierce battle as they try to negotiate their post-Brexit relationship.
2020-02-17
Category: International, France,Politics
Pak win 'unofficial' Kabaddi WC against Ind, Imran congratulates
Lahore, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated his country's kabaddi team after they won the World Championship -- deemed as unofficial -- beating India in the final.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Other Sports,Politics
Harshvardhan Rane joins Taapsee in 'Haseen Dillruba'
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Rane will be seen sharing screen space with Taapsee Pannu and Vikrant Massey in the upcoming film "Haseen Dillruba".
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
OYO India sales hit $604mn, losses down to 14% in FY2019
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Hospitality unicorn OYO Hotels & Homes on Monday announced that its standalone losses in India went down from 24 per cent in the financial year 2018 to 14 per cent in 2019 ($83 million) while India revenue grew by 2.9 times to $604 million.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Raja set benchmark for player facilities, would be missed: Chess masters
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Many Indian chess masters said the players would miss former President of All India Chess Association (AICF) P.R. Venketrama Raja as he had set a benchmark for facilities to be provided for players which his successor has to maintain or surpass.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Delhi HC notice to Centre on plea in Jamia violence
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notices on a petition filed by a Jamia Millia Islamia student seeking compensation of Rs 2 crore for injuries he sustained during December 15 violence.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
End gender disparity in armed forces: SC directs permanent commission to women officers (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) "To cast aspersions on women based on gender is in fact an affront to the entire Army where men and women serve as equal soldiers," said the court in a significant judgement on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
6 killed in Haryana road accident
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) Six people were killed and five injured when their van rammed into a stationary truck in Haryana's Hisar district on Monday, the police said.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi HC seeks CBI's response in Gargi molestation case
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notices in a petition seeking CBI-monitored probe into the Gargi college molestation incident.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cop guns down four of family in Punjab
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) A dispute over property led to gunning down of four members of a family, including wife, by a police head constable with his service rifle AK 47 in a Punjab village, police said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana ex-minister Khurshid Ahmed passes away
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Haryana minister Chaudhary Khurshid Ahmed passed away on Monday at the age of 84.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Women Army officers entitled to permanent commission same as males: SC
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday declared that women officers shall be eligible for command posting in Army.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
China's central bank cuts medium-term rate amid COVID-19 blow
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) China's central bank on Monday cut the interest rate on its medium-term loans by 10 basis points to 3.15 per cent amid attempts to reduce the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country where 70,548 people have been infected.
2020-02-17
Category: International, China,National
Indian economic revival likely to be shallow: Moody's
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Global credit rating agency Moody's Investor Services on Monday said the Indian economic revival will likely to be shallow.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
It's going to be very big if we win T20 WC: Harmanpreet Kaur
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) India captain Harmanpreet Kaur believes her team is growing "day by day" and are in a positive state of mind ahead of the T20 World Cup which gets underway this week.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Kanpur tanneries asked to shut down again
Kanpur, Feb 17 (IANS) The Regional Pollution Control Board of Uttar Pradesh has ordered 248 tanneries in Jajmau area of Kanpur to stop their operations from February 19 till further orders, without assigning any reason.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Airtel pays Rs 10,000 cr AGR as Govt gets first dues
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The first AGR payment came to government as Airtel on Monday paid Rs 10,000 crore dues to the Department of Telecom (DoT).
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi AQI turns 'very poor', thunderstorm likely soon (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The pollution level in the national capital on Monday stood in the "very poor" category as the Met forecast thunderstorm with lightning by Wednesday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Nepal seeks review of 1947 deal with Britain on Gurkha soldiers
Kathmandu, Feb 17 (IANS) Nepal has officially proposed a review of the 1947 agreement among Nepal, India and Britain over the recruitment and deployment of Gurkha soldiers and their perks and facilities.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Dalit youth attacked with trident for not washing hands
Ballia (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 17 (IANS) A Dalit youth was attacked with a trident by four youths for touching food without washing his hands in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia district.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gaza children express solidarity with China against COVID-19
Gaza, Feb 17 (IANS) Around 100 Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip have joined a rally to show solidarity with China in its fight against the disease caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-02-17
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,National
Air quality falls to 'very poor' category in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The pollution level in the national capital on Monday stood in the "very poor" category, and the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) was at 303, said the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Actor Randeep Hooda named ambassador for migratory species
Gandhinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Internationally-renowned conservationist Ian Redmond OBE, award-winning explorer and environmentalist Sacha Dench and Indian actor and equestrian and Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda on Monday were named CMS Ambassadors for Migratory Species until 2023 under the redesigned Ambassadors Programme launched at CMS COP13.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Bollywood
Jobless national-level shooter found dead
Bareilly, Feb 17 (IANS) A national-level shooter, Lavi Yadav, was found dead hanging from a ceiling fan, after reportedly failing to get a job
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lucknow Clock Tower anti-CAA protest completes one month
Lucknow, Feb 17 (IANS) The anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest at the Clock Tower in Lucknow completed one month on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Two criminals killed in encounter in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Two dreaded criminals were killed in an exchange of fire with the Special Cell of Delhi Police at Prahladpur near Badarpur in the early hours on Monday. Those killed have been identified as Rafeeq alias Raja Pehlwan and Ramesh Bahadur.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian Navy chief in Myanmar to bolster maritime relationship
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) To strengthen relation between India and Myanmar, Indian Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh is on four-day trip to Naypyitaw and other parts of the neighbouring country to bolster the bilateral maritime relationship.
2020-02-17
Category: International, India,Defence/Security
Learnt carrom ball from a guy playing tennis-ball cricket: Ashwin
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Ace India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has revealed the person from whom he learnt the skills to bowl the carrom ball -- a delivery through which he has bamboozled many batsmen across formats.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Iranian hackers breach VPN servers of several firms globally
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Cybersecurity researchers have spotted a widespread hacking by Iranian groups who compromised VPN (virtual private network) servers, planted bugs or 'backdoors' and succeeded in gaining access to the networks of numerous companies and organisations around the world.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Telangana to pass anti-CAA resolution
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Telangana State Assembly will pass a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
2020-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
de Villiers can play in T20 WC for SA if he's in 'good form'
Johannesburg, Feb 17 (IANS) South Africa head coach Mark Boucher has once again stated that they can consider AB de Villiers for the T20 World Cup provided he is in good form and makes himself available for the tournament.
2020-02-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Unnao accident death toll rises to seven
Lucknow, Feb 17 (IANS) The death toll in Sunday night's van-truck collision on the Unnao-Hardoi highway has gone up to seven.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aus looking to put up strong show against India in Hockey Pro League
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) After bouncing back from two defeats against Belgium with two victories over Great Britain, Australia will now to continue with their good form when they take on India in their upcoming two matches in the second edition of the FIH Hockey Pro League.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Former BJP ally attacks Yogi govt over attacks on Dalits
Lucknow, Feb 17 (IANS) The Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP), a former BJP ally, has mounted a vicious attack on the Yogi Adityanath government for the increasing attacks on Dalits and OBCs in Uttar Pradesh.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Yogi to review arrangements for Trump's Agra visit
Lucknow, Feb 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath will be visiting Agra on Tuesday to take stock of arrangements for the visit of US President Donald Trump to the city of Taj Mahal.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Microsoft working on new Outlook feature called Spaces
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) Microsoft is working on a new feature called "Outlook Spaces" that would allow users to organise emails, meetings, calendar appointments, to-do lists, notes and documents into easy-to-follow project areas.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Australian court nixes bid to declare police raid invalid
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) An Australian court on Monday dismissed a legal bid by public broadcaster ABC to have a raid by the Australian Federal Police at its Sydney offices in June last year declared invalid.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
In 36 hours, UP 112 gets 835 complaints against loud music
Lucknow, Feb 17 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has asked students to lodge complaints of noise pollution at the emergency helpline 112.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
UP farmer leader booked for vandalizing school
Ferozabad (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 17 (IANS) A Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU - Bhanu group) leader along with his men have been booked for allegedly driving into a private primary school in a convoy of 15 SUVs, firing shots and vandalizing property while nearly 300 students were in the premises.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Real Madrid battles Celta Vigo to 2-2 draw
Madrid, Feb 17 (IANS) A fabulous pass by Denis Suarez to Santi Mina for an on-the-road goal for Celta Vigo just four minutes before the final whistle mangled Real Madrid's hopes of emerging from contest with a sixth consecutive win, once again showing in the 2-2 result the fragile defence -- and some outright lapses -- that had resulted in the capital squad's elimination from the Copa del Rey.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Boult returns, Jamieson earns maiden call-up for India Tests
Wellington, Feb 17 (IANS) Left-arm New Zealand pacer Trent Boult has recovered from the injury he suffered in Australia and has been included in the 13-man squad for the two-Test series against India starting at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Friday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
US evacuates citizens from virus-stricken cruise ship in Japan
Tokyo, Feb 17 (IANS) Two US government chartered planes carrying hundreds of US citizens who were aboard a quarantined cruise ship in Yokohama departed Japan on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Japan,National
China reports 2,048 new confirmed cases of coronavirus
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) Chinese health authority on Monday said it received reports of 2,048 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 105 deaths on Sunday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.
2020-02-17
Category: International, China,National
Chinese hospitals discharge 10,844 recovered patients of COVID-19
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) A total of 10,844 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Sunday, Chinese health authority announced on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, China,National
Panchen Lama donates medical supplies to help fight coronavirus
Lhasa, Feb 17 (IANS) The 11th Panchen Lama and the Tibet Development Fund have donated medical supplies worth 1 million yuan (about $1,43,145) to help fight the novel coronavirus in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, local authorities said on Sunday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, China,National
Three dead as under-construction bridge collapses in Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Three persons including an engineer were killed and three others injured when an under-construction bridge on Farakka barrage collapsed in Baishnabnagar of West Bengal's Malda district on Sunday night, officials said.
2020-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bieber admits to being 'reckless' in previous relationship
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber, who dated singer-actress Selena Gomez on-and-off for years, has spoken about his past mistakes.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Cured coronavirus patients donate plasma to save more
Wuhan/Shanghai, Feb 17 (IANS) Twenty recovered coronavirus patients donated their plasma to those in severe condition in Wuhan, capital of the hard-hit province of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), said the province's COVID-19 scientific research team on Sunday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, China,National
Taiwan adds two coronavirus cases with first death
Taipei, Feb 17 (IANS) Taiwan confirmed two new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 20, and reported the first death caused by the epidemic, the island's epidemic monitoring agency said Sunday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,National
China's Hubei announces further measures to contain coronavirus spread
Wuhan, Feb 17 (IANS) China's Hubei Province, the centre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, announced on Sunday a slew of wide-ranging and more stringent measures to control the epidemic.
2020-02-17
Category: International, China,National
Online healthcare services assist China's fight against coronavirus
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) Online healthcare services have been assisting the fight against the novel coronavirus in China, thanks to the application of information technology in medical systems.
2020-02-17
Category: International, China,National
Community medics commended for coronavirus containment in China
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) Nearly 4 million workers from China's primary-level medical and health institutions have played an important and unique role in the fight against the coronavirus, a health official said on Sunday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, China,National
Passenger plane weighing 5,73,794 kg lands sideways in London
London, Feb 17 (IANS) A plane has pulled off an extraordinary landing at Heathrow Airport, after contending with powerful headwinds brought by Storm Dennis.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5 killed, 70 fainted after gas leaked from container in Pak
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) An unknown poisonous gas leaked from a container at a port in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi killing at least five people, while 70 others fainted, the police said.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Harshvardhan Rane joins Taapsee in 'Haseen Dillruba'
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Rane will be seen sharing screen space with Taapsee Pannu and Vikrant Massey in the upcoming film "Haseen Dillruba".
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I'm a hidden model: Kareena Kapoor Khan
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANSlife) Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan says there may be a hidden model in her as she loves walking on the ramp.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Two dead as under-construction bridge collapses in Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Two labourers were killed and several others injured when an under-construction bridge on Farakka barrage collapsed in Baishnabnagar of West Bengal's Malda district on Sunday night, officials said.
2020-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UNSC resolutions on Kashmir need to be implemented: Guterres
United Nations, Feb 17 (IANS) US Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that the Security Council resolutions on Kashmir have to implemented ? and although he did not make a reference to it, the main resolution requires Pakistan to withdraw from the areas it occupies.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Karnataka BJP braces for opposition onslaught in Assembly
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) A combative ruling BJP is bracing to face the onslaught of the opposition Congress and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) in the year's first legislature session beginning on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Karisma posts pics on dad Randhir Kapoor's b'day
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Karisma Kapoor posted a couple of pictures on Instagram to mark her father Randhir Kapoor's 73rd birthday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Asim snubs Colors employee's charge that Bigg Boss was fixed
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" runner-up Asim Riaz has dismissed rumours that the show was fixed in favour of Sidharth Shukla, who won the current season.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Brawl in Tihar Jail, two inmates sustain minor injuries
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) At least two inmates sustained minor injuries after a clash between two groups of prisoners in Tihar Jail complex's Jail No 4 here, officials said on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cracks emerge among Shaheen Bagh protestors
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Cracks have started to emerge among the Shaheen Bagh protestors with several of them trying to grab the media attention and showcase themselves as leaders.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Anti-CAA protests at various places in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Anti-CAA protests broke out at various places in Hyderabad on Sunday, even as the police continued to deny permission for the protests.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
China enforces controls on people's movement to battle virus
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) China is carrying out, in Mao style, one of the biggest social control exercises in history in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.
2020-02-16
Category: International, China,National
After Nyas, now VHP criticises Akhilesh for Kannauj attack
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A day after former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's supporters thrashed a youth for chanting a religious slogan, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad took pot shots at him.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress mulling to send Priyanka Gandhi to Rajya Sabha
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) After its rout in the Delhi Assembly election, a major reshuffle is expected in the Congress where more faces from GenNext are set to be inducted in the party organisation and the Rajya Sabha as well.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gujarat to ignore 2018 order to solve Lok Rakshak Dal row
Gandhinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Sunday evening announced that ignoring the controversial 2018 GR (government resolution), it will carry out the women LRD recruitment as usual, seeking to end the imbroglio that put the government in a fix as the 2018 decision had started an agitation among reserved class category aspirants.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Telangana cop killed while overseeing rescue at accident site
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) A police constable died after slipping off a bridge while overseeing rescue work following an accident in which a car fell off from the same bridge in Telangana's Karimnagar district on Sunday, police said.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arvind Kejriwal: The common man of Delhi who became special
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Arvind Kejriwal, a common man of Delhi, is now a special as the bureaucrat-turned-politician took oath of the Chief Minister's office for a third time.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kejriwal seeks PM's help to develop Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Displaying political propriety Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal exchanged good-natured remarks, here on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ISL: Chennaiyin stun ATK to boost play-off hopes
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC continued their remarkable run in the Indian Super League with a 3-1 win over ATK at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Captain Morgan blasts 57 as England win series 2-1 vs SA
Centurion, Feb 16 (IANS) England captain Eoin Morgan smashed an unbeaten 22-ball 57, only dealing in sixes, as England beat South Africa by five wickets in the third and final match here on Sunday to clinch the T20I series 2-1.
2020-02-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Anna movement recreated in Kejriwal swearing-in ceremony
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Anna movement was recreated during the swearing-in of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday as thousands of people once again gathered at Ramlila Maidan, from where Anna Hazare started Janlokpal movement in 2011, with great enthusiasm and hopes, waving tricolour and chanting 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' and 'Inquilab Zindabad'.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Agarwal celebrates 29th birthday with teammates in NZ
Hamilton, Feb 16 (IANS) India Test opener Mayank Agarwal on Sunday celebrated his 29th birthday with teammates after helping India draw against New Zealand XI in the three-day warm-up game ahead of the Test series here.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
I-League: Roy's saves deny Chennai win against TRAU
Imphal, Feb 16 (IANS) Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC played out an entertaining goalless draw with defending I-League Champions Chennai City FC at the Khuman Lumpak Stadium here on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football
India, Romania U17 women's team play out draw in friendly
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The India U17 women's national team played out a 3-3 draw against the Romania U17 women's side on Sunday in a friendly match that took place in Turkler, Turkey.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Duckworth wears crown at Bengaluru Open
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) It took just 68 minutes for Australian fourth seed James Duckworth to stop the French Juggernaut Benjamin Bonzi to lift the US $162,500 Bengaluru Open title at the KSLTA Courts here on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Mohun Bagan promise to clear ex-players' dues after AIFF fine
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) I-League heavyweights Mohun Bagan on Sunday promised to clear dues of their former players after the All India Football Federation's disciplinary committee fined them Rs 3 lakh for non-payment of salary to four of its former footballers.
2020-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Punjab screens passengers from Japan, S Korea too
Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) Now, visitors from Japan and South Korea will also be screened for Coronavirus, Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Punjab,National
Dissapointed with Pattinson, Stoinis' homophobic slurs: Schutt
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Australian pacer Megan Schutt said that she was dissapointed with male cricketers Marcus Stoinis and James Pattinson for using homophobic slurs. A champion of LGBTQ rights, Schutt said that she believes both Stoinis and Pattinson didn't mean what they said but they were using the wrong words to vent their feelings.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
AAP to launch drive to strengthen itelf across the country
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) With an aim to expand the organisation base and to make a volunteer bank across the country, the Aam Aadmi Party will be launching a nationwide "missed call" campaign.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Seat reserved for Lord Mahakal in IRCTC's Kashi Mahakal Express (IANS Exclusive)
Varanasi, Feb 16 (IANS) For the first time, the Indian Railways has reserved a seat for a deity on a train. The national transporter, which launched its third IRCTC operated train named Kashi Mahakal Express from Varanasi to Indore, has reserved a seat for Lord Mahakal (Lord Shiva) on board.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
World SnowShoe Championship: Kashmiri athletes bag 3 medals
Srinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) Just days after Union Sports Minister Kiran Rijju announced the first ever Khelo India Winter Games and included SnowShoe sport into the games, Kashmiri athletes representing India in World SnowShoe Championship at Myoko, Japan, have bagged three medals.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Other Sports
Indo-Bangla 14-day joint exercise concludes
Shillong, Feb 16 (IANS) The two-week India-Bangladesh military training exercise Sampriti-IX that focused on counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism and disaster management concluded at Umroi, Meghalaya, on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security
Three burnt alive in van-truck collision in UP
Lucknow, Feb 16 (IANS) Three persons were charred to death when a van collided head on with a truck on the Unnao-Hardoi highway on Sunday night.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 57k confirmed cases of coronavirus in China, 11 k serious
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) China's National Health Commission (NHC) on Sunday said that 9,419 coronavirus patients have been cured even as the death from the virus has risen to 1,665 and the number of confirmed cases has reached 68,500.
2020-02-16
Category: International, China,National
Geelani stable, conscious: Dir SKIMS
Srinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) According to Dr. A.G. Ahangar, Director, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), the condition of senior political leader, Syed Ali Geelani is stable and conscious, cooperative and oriented, said a government statement.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
All Kejriwal's Ministers are at least graduate
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) As Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday took oath of the office along with his cabinet, let us have a look at the education qualifications of his Ministers.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Mini trade deal expected during Trump's visit'
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Expectations are high on a mini trade deal to be announced during US President Donald Trump's visit to India, industry body CII said on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Gawda to be given acclimatisation time before SAI trials
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Srinivasan Gawda, a Kambala jockey from Moodabidri in Karnataka will be given time to acclimatise before his trials begin after he set a new record as the fastest runner in the history of the traditional sport of the state's coastal region, the SAI said on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Vodafone Idea to pay in next few days, informs exchange
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Vodafone Idea is currently assessing the AGR dues and will pay this in the next few days, the company has said in an exchange filing.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Mini' trade deal expected during Trump's visit: CII
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) With US President Donald Trump scheduled to come to India for two day official visit on February 24, industry body CII Director General Chandrajit Banerjee on Sunday said that there are high expectations of a bilateral "mini" trade deal being concluded during the upcoming presidential visit.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Baby Kejriwal fails to catch CM's attention again
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party's special guest, Baby Kejriwal, who stole the show at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's swearing in ceremony couldn't meet the AAP Chief on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Won't tolerate those who damage Jamia, JNU's dignity: Pokhriyal
Guwahati, Feb 16 (IANS) Union Human Resource Department Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishak' on Sunday warned those who, he claimed, are working to bring down the stature of the esteemed institutes like the Jawaharlal Nehru University or Jamia Milia Islamia.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Education
Paes given a befitting farewell at Bengaluru Open
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) Just before the singles finals of the Bengaluru Open, tennis legend Leander Paes who is on his swan song and played his last ATP event on Indian soil on Saturday, was given a rousing farewell at the KSLTA Stadium with former Olympians and sports internationals felicitating the country's tennis icon.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Sidharth wins Bigg Boss 13 but Asim wins hearts
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) After Sidharth Shukla took home the Bigg Boss 13 trophy, tweeple seemed to be unhappy with Salman Khan and the winner of the show as there had been a tough fight among the fans of Shukla and his rival Asim Riaz.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
CG Power auditors unable to comment on company's future
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The auditors of fraud-hit CG Power and Industrial Solutions are unable to opine whether the company would be able to survive as a going concern since the comany is currently facing regulatory scrutiny, large debts and unrealised recoverables.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rajendra Pal Gautam takes charge of SC/ST Department
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Delhi Cabinet Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Sunday took charge of the SC/ST Department, soon after taking the oath of office.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Punjab CM commends 14-year-old for rescuing 4 from burning van
Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, here on Sunday, commended 14-year-old Amandeep Kaur for rescuing four children from the burning school van at Longowal town in the Sangrur district. Four minors died in the accident on Saturday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bizzare! Hindu Mahasabha says Coronavirus an "angry avatar"
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Coronavirus may have wrecked a havoc across the world prompting the scientific community to hard pressed finding an antidote to it, but Hindu Mahasabha sees it as an 'avatar' to punish non vegetarians.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
CR Park building collapse: 1 rescued, 1 still trapped
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) One person has been rescued and admitted to hospital even as operations are underway to extricate the second person still trapped in a building which collapsed in CR Park locality in south Delhi on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's pre-women's T20 WC warm-up match vs Pakistan washed off
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) India's pre-women's T20 World Cup warm-up match agianst Pakistan was washed out on Sunday without a ball bowled in Brisbane. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side will now have to wait until Tuesday to take the field when they face West Indies.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Kolkata police nab two drug peddlers, seize heroin
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) The city police nabbed two notorious drug peddlers, including a woman, and recovered 322 grams of heroin from them, an officer said on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi gave new politics for building 21st century India: Kejriwal (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday took oath as Chief Minister of Delhi at Ramlila Maidan and thanked the people of the city for the mandate saying the national capital gave birth to a new kind of politics for building a 21st century India.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Motor cycle rider slips, dies while doing Facebook Live
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) A 24-year-old motor cycle rider died when he lost control and fell while doing Facebook live in Andal of West Bengal's West Burdwan district, his family said on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arrows eye double over EB as I-League returns to Mumbai
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) The I-League returns to the Cooperage Stadium in Mumbai for the first time in three years on Monday when the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) developmental side Indian Arrows square off against East Bengal.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Arrest of gangster Budha traces links with Pakistan
Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) The drug trail exposed with the arrest of gangster Sukhpreet Singh, alias Budha, have traced links of other two arrested gangsters to a nexus of the big fish with links in Pakistan, Punjab Police said on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tigress found dead in Jharkhand's Betla park
Ranchi, Feb 16 (IANS) A tigress was found dead at Betla National Park in Jharkhand's Latehar district on Sunday, forest officials said.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
No timeline yet for phasing out income tax exemptions: FM
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said that there is no timeline for phasing out exemptions on personal income tax for those who opted to remain in the old regime.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Kulasuriya cleared of serious injury after horror blow
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan pacer Achini Kulasuriya has been cleared of serious injury after a horrific blow to the head while fielding during the practice Super Over of Sri Lanka's pre-women's T20 World Cup warm-up match against South Africa on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Coronavirus: All 406 inmates at ITBP camp test negative
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) All 406 people housed at the quarantine facility at an ITBP camp here will be sent to their residences in phased manner from Monday as their final report has come out negative with no coronavirus infection symptoms, the force said on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Marandi set to join BJP on Monday in Ranchi
Ranchi, Feb 16 (IANS) Babulal Marandi, former Chief Minister of Jharkhand and president of the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik), is set to join and merge his party with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), here on Monday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Nakash Aziz talks about new rendition of 'Bheegi bheegi...'
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Singer Nakash Aziz has lent his voice to the new version of "Bheegi bheegi raaton mein", which was originally sung by legends Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar for the 1974 film "Ajanabee".
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I-League: Dicka goal gives Punjab important win
Ludhiana, Feb 16 (IANS) The clash of the Northern teams in Ludhiana ended with the extension of Punjab FC's unbeaten home run as they defeated Real Kashmir FC 1-0. Dipanda Dickas strike was the differentiator as he went to the top of the goal-scoring charts with nine goals in the league - tied with Mohun Bagan's Fran Gonzalez.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
Delhi has had only four women cabinet ministers since 1993
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) While the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has openly spoken about women's empowerment, this time it has once again kept women away from the Cabinet.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mohit Kumar: Injuries are part of journey
Bhopal, Feb 16 (IANS) Newcomer Mohit Kumar recently got injured while shooting for his TV show "Ek Duje Ke Vaaste 2" here. But he didn't let it pull him down. He says injuries are part of any journey.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz
Mahesh Babu calls himself shy, sensitive
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu has opened up about his personal life in a short video in which he has called himself "shy and sensitive".
2020-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Two UP policemen rape woman in hotel room in Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur, Feb 16 (IANS) A 20-year-old woman was allegedly raped by two unidentified policemen in a hotel room near a railway station in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will Kejriwal 'go alone' as Oppn not invited to swearing-in
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The swearing-in ceremony of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday was a completely different affair as none of the Opposition leaders were invited.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
The 'beer goggles' effect do actually exist: Study
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Drunk people are equally diverted by unattractive and attractive people, say researchers, adding that evidence suggests that 'beer goggles' effect really do exist.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
No discrimination against Telangana, says Sitharaman
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday denied that the Central government was discriminating against Telangana, saying it is not belittling contribution of any state to the central pool of taxes.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Adaa Khan: I could do crazy stunts because of Rohit Shetty
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Adaa Khan is one of the contestants of the action-adventure reality show "Khatron Ke Khiladi 10". She says filmmaker and the show's host Rohit Shetty was the only person because of whom she could do such "crazy stunts".
2020-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
6-7% LIC stake dilution enough to mop up Rs 90,000 cr: CEA
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The government's Rs 2.1 lakh crore sell-off target is achievable with half of this amount expected to be met through the spill-over deals of Air India, BPCL and Concor and the remaining Rs 90,000 crore through just 6-7 per cent stake dilution in state life insurer LIC, Chief Economic Advisor K.V. Subramanian has said amid questions being raised over meeting such a huge amount when the current fiscal disinvestment revenue target was lowered by 40 per cent.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Fire at wholesale rice market in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) A fire broke out at the wholesale rice market in north Kolkata's Raja Bazar on Sunday. No casualty or injury was reported.
2020-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Pakistan wrestlers granted visas, wait and watch for China'
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Pakistan wrestlers will be participating at the Asian Wrestling Championships which will be held in New Delhi from February 18 to 23, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) said on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Modi flags off Kashi Mahakal Express from Varanasi (2nd Lead)
Varanasi, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off the third train operated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) between his parliamentary constituency Varanasi and Madhya Pradesh's Indore.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
RPF rescued 2,151 destitute children in south
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) The Railway Protection Force (RPF), Southern Region, rescued 2,151 runaway/destitute children and 295 others last year, Southern Railway said here on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Big B plays 'guess' game with netizens
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan keeps his followers hooked on to his tweets with his messages, throwback photos and fan work. This time, he kept them busy with a "guess" game.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
As Kejriwal takes oath, AAP looks to expand
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) As Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal took oath as Delhi Chief Minister on Sunday along with his Cabinet, the Delhi-based party is now looking to expand across the nation.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
RJD's hi-tech bus belongs to a BPL card holder: JD-U
Patna, Feb 16 (IANS) Days after the RJD announced it would launch a "Berozgari Hatao Yatra", Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United said that the hi-tech bus to be used by RJD leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav for the yatra is owned by a BPL cardholder.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
No point of polls when top leadership detained: NC
Srinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) Days after the dates for bypolls to panchayats in Jammu & Kashmir were announced, the National Conference has said there is no point taking part in the polls when the top leadership of the party continues to be under detention after the abrogation of Article 370.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
How AI can predict heart attacks and stroke
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Researchers have used Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the first time to instantly and accurately measure blood flow.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Is coronavirus a bio weapon, wonders Manish Tiwari
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) As the world continues to take steps to tackle COVID-19 amid death of 1,665 patients in China, Congress leader Manish Tiwari here on Sunday asked was coronavirus a bio-weapon created by the communist giant.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
AAP campaign song composer Dadlani at swearing-in
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Music composer Vishal Dadlani who composed Aam Aadmi Party's viral campaign song 'Lage Raho Kejriwal' on Sunday was part of the swearing in ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal who took oath as the Delhi Chief Minister for the third time.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Taapsee is no 'Bollywood ki female Ayushmann Khurrana'
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu is thrilled about sharing the Best Actress (Critics) Filmfare Award 2020 with her "Saand Ki Aankh" co-star Bhumi Pednekar. But it's her witty reply to the "Bollywood ki female Ayushmann Khurrana" comment that's winning hearts.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Firms can list GDRs in Gujarat's IFSC, MCA notifies rules
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian companies can list their global depository receipts at the International Financial Services Centre in Gujarat, with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs amending the norms to tap overseas funds as well as to promote IFSC.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
All Bangladeshi evacuees from Wuhan released after quarantine
Dhaka, Feb 16 (IANS) All 312 Bangladeshi evacuees from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, have been released from a 14-day quarantine in the capital of Dhaka.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Social media makes break-ups worse
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Estrangement has become harder in the digital age and social media platfroms, such as Facebook and Instagram, can make break-ups much worse, say researchers. People who use features like unfriending, unfollowing or blocking still face troubling encounters with ex-partners online.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Vodafone Idea could head for bankruptcy
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Vodafone Idea could be the largest bankruptcy ever in India as the inability to pay dues under the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) may push the Vodafone Plc and Aditya Birla joint venture in that direction.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bengaluru women's anti-CAA/NRC protest enters second week
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) A peaceful protest demonstration in a park here by about 100 women against the CAA/NRC entered its second week on Sunday, police said.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National
CREDAI's new app to help connect home buyers, developers
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In a bid to ease the process of buying properties and connect home buyers and developers, the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) has come up with a mobile application, 'CREDAI Awaas app.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nadda to party cadre: 'Be ready for all versus the BJP'
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) BJP's new President had one message for its cadre from its Maharashtra conclave held in Navi Mumbai on Sunday: as the party moves ahead, it will fight it alone.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kim Jong-un makes first public appearance in weeks
Pyongyang, Feb 16 (IANS) North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un made his first public appearance in three weeks on Sunday to take part in a ceremony marking what would have been the 78th birthday of his late father Kim Jong-il.
2020-02-16
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Disha Patani: Look forward to doing an action film someday
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Disha Patani is currently enjoying the success of her latest film "Malang", and is also thinking of her future. She says she loves to experiment with roles and would like to do an action movie someday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Viral video not released by us: Jamia Millia Islamia
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) After a viral video footage of police assaulting students in the Jamia Millia Islamia library on the night of December 15, the varsity has distanced itself from the video.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cong leader Acharya Pramod says Kejriwal not anti-Modi
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Congress leader and spiritual Guru Acharya Pramod Krishnam alleged that Kejriwal is not anti-Modi.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi has seen only four women cabinet ministers since 1993
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) While the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has spoken openly about women empowerment, this time it has once again kept women away from the Cabinet.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Approval rate for Japanese PM's cabinet down 8.3 pct
Tokyo, Feb 16 (IANS) The approval rate for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet dropped 8.3 per cent compared to the previous poll in January, marking the sharpest decrease in nearly two years, a new survey revealed on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Ind to play D/N Test in Aus, ad-hoc funds approved for ICA
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) second Apex Council meeting on Sunday saw the officials decide on playing one Day-Night Test in Australia and also approved a budget of Rs 2 crore on an ad-hoc basis to the Indian Cricketers' Association (ICA).
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Abu Jani, Sandeep Khosla showcase in the Capital
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANSlife) The 15th edition of the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour travelled to the Capital here with the designer duo Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla showcased the concept of 'Blend, as a tribute to the unifying power of fashion and its ability to go beyond borders and geographies.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Relatives of AAP leaders join oath ceremony along with Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) While Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal had invited the people of Delhi for his oath-taking ceremony on Sunday saying they should bless their son, it was also a celebration for the family of the leaders.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ranveer Singh's message to US dance show's finalist V Unbeatable
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has given a shout-out to Mumbai-based dance group V Unbeatable, who are currently competing for the "America's Got Talent: The Champions" trophy.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Britney Spears spotted wearing medical boot
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears was recently seen wearing medical boot just days after her former co-star Taryn Manning wrote a cryptic post about being "worried" for her.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
AGR, Coronavirus developments to drive stock market (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Developments in terms adjusted gross revenue (AGR) by telecom operators payments and the pace of spread of the coronavirus would be among the key factors to drive the Indian equity markets in the week ahead.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kejriwal's guarantee card to remain priority for new govt
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The "Kejriwal ka Guarantee Card", released by the Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal in January ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls, will be the top priority for the newly formed government.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Microsoft pulls security update for Windows 10
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Microsoft has removed a standalone security update from its Windows update after confirming user reports about freezes, boot problems, and installation issues.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
See India as important player against climate change: Norway
Gandhinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) Norway on Sunday said that it saw India as an important player against climate change and that both countries could play leading role in tackling the global issues of environment and climate change.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Rockets hit Iraqi base hosting US troops, no casualties
Baghdad, Feb 16 (IANS) Multiple rockets on Sunday hit a base in the Iraqi capital Baghdad hosting troops from the US-led international coalition deployed in the country, security sources said.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security
OIL may move TDSAT on AGR dues, other non-telecom PSUs to follow
New Delhi, Feb. Feb 16 (IANS) Public sector oil explorer Oil India Ltd (OIL) may move Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) challenging any move by Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to seek additional licence for their limited telecom and internet service operations on the basis of a recent Supreme Court ruling on adjusted gross revenue (AGR).
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
2 trapped in house collapse in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) At least two persons were feared trapped after a house collapsed in south Delhi's C.R. Park area on Sunday, fire officials said.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nepal evacuates 175 citizens from China's COVID-19 epicentre
Kathmandu, Feb 16 (IANS) Nepal on Sunday evacuated 175 of its citizens, mostly students, from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of deadly coronavirus (COVID-19 ) outbreak.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Nepal,National
Coleman wins at Indoor meet, comes close to breaking 60m world record
New Mexico, Feb 16 (IANS) American sprinter Christian Coleman won the 60m at the USATF Indoor Championships here and came close to breaking his own world record.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Athletics
Markets to remain range bound and trade in a broad range (Market Watch)
The week gone by saw consolidation and markets rallying as well as the benchmark indices lost on three of the five trading days, while gaining on the remaining two. The weekend saw BSE SENSEX gain 115.89 points or 0.28 per cent to close at 41,257.74 points while NIFTY gained 15.10 points or 0.12 per cent to close at 12,113.45 points. The broader markets saw BSE 100, BSE 200 and BSE 500 lose 0.25 per cent, 0.33 per cent and 0.43 per cent respectively. BSE MIDCAP was down 1.53 per cent, while BSES MALLCAP was down 1.06 per cent. It could be said while the benchmark indices registered small gains, the rest were under pressure.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
'Closing the door on physical India has awakened India of imagination'
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The reason writer Aatish Taseer signed up for the recently aired Al Jazeera documentary series "In Search of Indias Soul" was because the producer didnt want the typical Western documentary about India, in which Left-wing talking heads go on about the rise of fascism, but something that would deal seriously with the Hindu sense of hurt, perceived or real, that was causing the present conflagration.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
James Bond back in action in new teaser of 'No Time To Die'
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) The new teaser of "No Time To Die", which will see Hollywood star Daniel Craig as the suave spy James Bond for the last time, promises a lot of action.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mushfiqur returns to B'desh Test squad for Zimbabwe match
Dhaka, Feb 16 (IANS) Wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim returns to the Bangladesh Test squad which will take on Zimbabwe in a one-off match, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced on Sunday. Batsman Mahmudullah has been excluded while fast bowler Taskin Ahmed, who last played a Test match in 2017, has found a place in the 16-man squad.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
New archery talent set to make mark at varsity games
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) India has seen a host of archers shine in various international competitions in the last ten years. Archers such as Bombayla Devi Laishram, Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari have brought many laurels to the country. However, India will witness fresh talent in the archery circuit at the inaugural Khelo India University Games this month.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
When Sonia sang 'Hum Honge Kaamyaab' in 2002 convention
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who on Sunday touched the heart of the crowd by singing the popular song 'Hum honge Kamyab' at the swearing-in ceremony in Ramlila Maidan, takes us down memory lane when Congress leader Sonia Gandhi sang the same song at a women's convention in 2002.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Proportion of severe COVID-19 cases dropped significantly: NHC
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) The proportion of severe and critical cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease among all confirmed cases has decreased significantly in China, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: International, China,National
We are firm on Art 370, CAA decisions, says PM
Varanasi (UP), Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government had taken decisions on Article 370 abrogating special status for J&K and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in national interest.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
AAP supporter comes dressed as peacock at swearing-in event
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) An AAP supporter with coconut brooms tied around his waist like peacock's spread plumes caught the attention of all amid a sea of party supporters during the oath-taking ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal at the Ramlila Maidan here on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kejriwal signals AAP's national expansion (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday signalled his Aam Aadmi Party's expansion at the national level, saying a time will come when India's fame will resonate across the world as the results of the Delhi election is the beginning of a new kind of politics.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Justin Bieber tearfully talks about 'protecting' Billie Eilish
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber got emotional while saying that he wants to "protect" young singer Billie Eilish as she continues to climb up the success ladder.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi flags off Kashi Mahakal Express from Varanasi
Varanasi, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off the third train operated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) between his parliamentary constituency Varanasi and Madhya Pradesh's Indore on Sunday afternoon.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Popular Nigerian Seven's footballer taken into custody
Kozhikode, Feb 16 (IANS) Hugely popular Nigerian sevens footballer O.K. Emmanuel was picked up by Nagpur police based on an arrest warrant against him.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Football
Sedition case against 3 Kashmiri students in Karnataka
Hubballi (Karnataka), Feb 16 (IANS) Three Kashmiri students of a private engineering college in Karnataka's Hubballi have been booked for sedition after they allegedly raised pro-Pakistan slogans, police said on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Eyebrows raised as no woman in Delhi's new cabinet
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Congress leader Alka Lamba on Sunday tweeted that Delhi's women department has been assigned to a male instead of a female in the newly constituted Delhi Assembly. She urged women of Delhi to demand permanent jobs in Delhi Transport Corporation and not just a free DTC bus ride.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kazakhstan to appoint special representative for Afghanistan
Nur-Sultan, Feb 16 (IANS) Kazakhstan will soon appoint a special representative for Afghanistan, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has said during a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the 56th Munich Security Conference.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Poland,Politics
Key NASA science, cargo head to space station
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) A Northrop Grumman rocket carrying the Cygnus resupply spacecraft has been successfully launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia in the US.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Junior Kejriwal steals the show at swearing-in
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) While Arvind Kejriwal was busy taking oath for the third time as Delhi Chief Minister, 'junior Kejriwal' stole the show at Ramlila ground, drawing attention from the large crowd.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
AICF to discuss chess events, filling up of posts on Feb 27
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) The first special meeting of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) general body convened after the election of new office bearers will discuss matters relating to the upcoming chess Olympiad, national championships and others, said the Secretary.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Amit Shah to address pro-CAA meeting in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar, Feb 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will address a pro-CAA public meeting during his two-day visit to Odisha on February 28, said state BJP president Samir Mohanty on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Jessica Simpson opens up about being body-shamed
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Singer Jessica Simpson has spoken about being body-shamed after photos of her in high-waisted denim "mom jeans" at a music festival in 2009, went viral.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi unveils tallest Deendayal Upadhyaya statue
Varanasi, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday unveiled the 63-ft tall statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya while inaugurating the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial Centre in Padao on the Varanasi-Chandauli border.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Common man runs Delhi, not politicians: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Third time Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his swearing in ceremony on Sunday asserted he would work for the next five years in coordination with the Centre without discriminating against those who did not support his party during the recently-concluded Delhi Assembly polls.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kids miss more school when mothers face physical violence
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Children are prone to miss school more when their mothers experience high physical violence, according to a new study.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Honour killing: Girl shot dead by cousin in UP
Meerut, Feb 16 (IANS) In a case of honour killing, a girl was shot dead by her cousin and uncle in Sardhana area here in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, police said.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Super excited to play in Pakistan: Steyn ahead of PSL
Johannesburg, Feb 16 (IANS) South African fast bowling legend Dale Steyn on Sunday said that he will be appearing in the Pakistan Super League this year. Steyn will be turning out for two-time champions Islamabad United in the league which will be held from February 20 to March 22.
2020-02-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
CPI-M more worried about leakage of CAG report in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 16 (IANS) Finally breaking its silence on the CAG report on Kerala Police, the CPI-M on Sunday appeared to be more worried about the leaking of the report and less concerned about the contents, which speak of the corrupt deals of Kerala Police.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Will work with Centre for Delhi: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Third time Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his swearing in ceremony on Sunday asserted he would work for the next five years in coordination with the Centre without discriminating against those who did not support his party during the recently-concluded Delhi Assembly polls.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Today is AAP-ka, tommorrow will be ours: Alka Lmaba
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Delhi Congress leader and former Chandni Chowk legislator Alka Lamba on Sunday responded to Delhi Chief Minister's 'ham honge kaamyab ek din' song by saying "today is yours (AAP's), tomorrow will be ours (Congress')."
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Amanda Bynes shows off her 'lover' after engagement news
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Amanda Bynes recently surprised her Instagram followers with her engagement announcement. After keeping her fiance's identity a secret, she has now shared a photo with him.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Restaurant employee bathes in kitchen sink, sparks outrage
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A video of a restaurant employee taking a bath in the kitchen sink went viral shortly after it surfaced online.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
31 civilians killed in Yemen airstrike: UN
Sanaa, Feb 16 (IANS) An airstrike in the Yemeni northeastern province of al-Jawf has killed at least 31 civilians and injured 12 others, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen said in a statement on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Yemen,Politics,Defence/Security
New era of development politics has begun: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In his maiden speech as the third-time Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday the people of Delhi have given birth to a new brand of electoral politics --"the politics of development."
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Modi to flag off third IRCTC train from Varanasi
Varanasi, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the third train operated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation between his parliamentary constituency Varanasi and Indore on Sunday afternoon.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
DoT may encash bank guarantees of telcos on not paying AGR dues
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The government may take action in terms of encashing the bank guarantees of Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) in case they "immediately" fail to pay their spectrum usage charges and the license fees in compliance with the Supreme Court order of October 24 last year.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ram Leela crowd is like Kejriwal's family: Rakhi Birla
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Elated by crowd's response at Ram Leela Maidan for Arvind Kejriwal's swearing-in, AAP MLA from Mangolpuri Rakhi Birla said the the crowd was like a family to Kejriwal and that the people reached he ground to witness their son's oath-taking ceremony.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Naya post Sundar dost: Kohli has fun with Shami, Shaw
Hamilton, Feb 16 (IANS) India did not fare badly in their first red-ball assignment on the tour as openers Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw got runs along with wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant in a second innings where the visitors put up 252 before the three-day warm-up game against the New Zealand XI ended in a draw at Seddon Park here on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Common acid reflux drug may reduce preterm birth
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that Lansoprazole, an over-the-counter acid reflux drug that is often taken by pregnant women, may be a promising therapy to reduce preterm birth.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Kejriwal back in saddle as Delhi CM for third time
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday took oath as Delhi's Chief Minister for the third time. Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal administered the oath of office to Kejriwal and his six-member Cabinet.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kejriwal shares stage with 50 common people from Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) When Aam Aadmi Party National Convener Arvind Kejriwal took oath in Delhi's Ramlila Maidan along with his six ministers on Sunday, sharing the stage with them were 50 common people, who were designated as "Delhi ke Nirmata" by the party.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
We enjoy the atmosphere on field: Mithali Raj
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANSlife) Indian women's cricket ODI captain Mithali Raj made her debut on the runway at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020, turning showstopper for designer Payal Singhal in association with Corcal Bone and Beauty.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,IANS Life
Modi wins applause for speech in Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Varanasi, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke in four different languages -- Kannada, Telegu, Marathi and Hindi -- at the closing ceremony of the centenary celebrations of the Shri Jagadguru Vishwaradhya Gurukul in Varanasi and won a resounding applause for it.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Respect police, they are not enemy: Shah
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday appealed to the people to respect policemen as they were "friends and not enemy", telling the force to handle violent situations calmly by remembering the advice of independent India's first Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi CM
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday took oath as Delhi Chief Minister for the third time at the Ramlila Maidan here.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Disputed direct tax claims doubled in 5 years of Modi govt
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The disputed income tax claims nearly doubled in the last fiveyears even as government has maintained that the tax regime is being simplified and made taxpayer-friendly.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Will not disappoint, Somnath Bharti on AAP going national
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Hinting at pan India political ambitions of Aam Aadmi Party, its MLA from Malviya Nagar constituency, Somnath Bharti claimed that people were demanding that AAP should go nationwide and the party would not disappoint them.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi leaders except Gupta give Kejriwal swearing-in a miss
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) BJP leaders except party MLA Vijender Gupta were conspicuous by their absence as AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal was sworn in on Sunday as the Delhi Chief Minister for the third time at the Ramlila Maidan here.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Best destinations in India for solo women travellers
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANSlife) While India boasts of a mixed bag of travellers with distinct requirements and preferences including families, couples, senior citizens, millennials, group travellers, MICE, and several others, solo women travellers is a segment that is swiftly growing.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Wave of patriotism at Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A wave of patriotism flowed through Ramlila Maidan on Sunday where Aam Aadmi Chief Arvind Kejriwal took oath as Delhi Chief Minsiter for the third time.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Top tips for smart window designs
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANSlife) Windows are an integral part of the home. Attached to your walls, they not just beautify your abode, but open the view to the outside world and secure your house.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Border wall in Mexico turns into 'mural of love'
Mexico, Feb 16 (IANS) Dozens of red hearts were painted on the metal barrier that separates the Mexican city of Tijuana from San Diego in the US as part of a recurring project by independent artist Enrique Chiu to spread a message of love and brotherhood.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
Vidit continues to lead at Prague chess meet
Prague, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi shared a point with Swedish GM Nils Grandelius in the fourth round of the Masters Category of the Prague Chess Festival here, continuing to lead the standings in the process.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Other Sports
WrestlingTV to Livestream Asian Wrestling Championship
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Asian wrestling championships will be streamed LIVE on WrestlingTV. continent on www.wrestlingtv.in. The championships is scheduled in New Delhi from February 18 to February 23.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
More 'Mufflermen' make beeline for Ramlila Maidan
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) After Delhi resident Avyaan Tomar hogged the limelight by wearing an attire similar to that of Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal during winters, other similarly dressed children were seen making way to the Ramlila Maidan here on Sunday, ahead of Kejriwal's and his Cabinet's oath-taking ceremony.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Freddie Mercury's kimono gets an exhibition
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANSlife) A kimono owned by 'Queen' band member Freddie Mercury will be shown to the public for the first time as part of a major fashion exhibition by London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Sex and the City' actress Lynn Cohen no more
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Veteran screen and stage actress Lynn Cohen, who was best known for playing Magda in the hit TV series "Sex and the City" and its two film versions, has passed away. She was 86.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Next aim of AAP: 2022 Punjab polls
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) After the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) registered a big victory in the Delhi Assembly polls, the talks of party expanding its model to Punjab in the 2022 Assembly polls have already begun.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Twitter accounts of Olympics, FC Barcelona hacked
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Hackers have used a third-party platform to break into the official Twitter accounts of Olympics and FC Barcelona, to post a message that star player Neymar would come back to the soccer team.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports,Technology
Air pollution's tiny particles may trigger heart attacks
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that even a few hours' exposure to ambient ultrafine particles common in air pollution may potentially trigger a non-fatal heart attack.
2020-02-16
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Nine drug addicts killed in Afghanistan shooting
Kabul, Feb 16 (IANS) Nine drug addicts were shot to death in an overnight shooting in a non-residential area in western side of Kabul, Afghanistan, the capital police said on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Apple logs 75.6% market share in India premium segment
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Apple reached a record 75.6 per cent market share in the fourth quarter of 2019 in India and the credit goes to the stellar performance of iPhone 11 and price drop on previous generation models.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Coronavirus: India to send medical supplies to China
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In the wake of outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in China, India will send a consignment of medical supplies there, Vikram Misri, Ambassador of India to China, said on Twitter on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Priyanka Gandhi attacks govt over purported Jamia video
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A purported video has been leaked online about the December 15 Jamia incident that shows men in uniform beating up students inside a library. Not just social media but political reactions have also started pouring in since early Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics