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Govts need to drive climate change mitigation: Bill Gates
Jaipur, Feb 26 (IANS) Climate change is too big a problem and it cannot be tackled without governments driving the mitigation efforts, Microsoft Co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Indian armed forces attend defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Indian armed forces attended an international defence exhibition and a naval exhibition in Abu Dhabi, aimed to enhance military cooperation with the friendly countries.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Poll schedule to spur Kerala fronts to wrap up seat-sharing pacts
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) With Kerala slated to elect its new Assembly on April 6, the state's three political fronts will be racing against time to finalise their seat-sharing arrangements.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Court declares Mirchi's family members fugitive economic offenders
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) In a major boost to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing the money laundering case against slain underworld gangster Iqbal Mirchi and his family members, a Special Court here on Friday declared his wife and two sons as "fugitive economic offenders" and also ordered the seizure of their properties in India and abroad.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rooster that accidentally killed its owner to be produced in court
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, the police in Telangana's Jagtiyal district will produce a rooster in court which accidentally killed its owner.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Argentina receives Chinese Sinopharm vaccines to combat Covid-19
Buenos Aires, Feb 26 (IANS) Argentina received the first batch of vaccines from Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinopharm.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
India's Q3FY21 GDP grows 0.4%, exits technical recession (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India has officially exited the technical recession phase that was brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, as the country's Q3FY21 GDP grew by 0.4 per cent, official data showed on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Assam CM stresses on strengthening trade ties with B'desh
Guwahati, Feb 26 (IANS) Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran on Friday met Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and latter emphasised trade and ties on agriculture, agri products, information technology, textile besides discussing various bilateral issues and enhancing mutual trade and business, officials said.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Diplomacy,Politics
India officially exits technical recession
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India has officially exited the technical recession phase that was brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, as the country's Q3FY21 GDP grew by 0.4 per cent, official data showed on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Commodore Mahadevu Goverdhan Raju takes over as Naval Officer-In-Charge Andhra Pradesh
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Commodore Mahadevu Goverdhan Raju, NM took over as Naval Officer-in-Charge (Andhra Pradesh) from Commodore Sanjiv Issar on Friday. A ceremonial parade was held in the Naval Base at Visakhapatnam.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Bengal to vote in 8 phases, Assam in 3, TN, Kerala, Puducherry in single phase (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Election Commission on Friday announced the election dates for 824 assembly constituencies that will go to polls in four states and one union territory.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PS5 to be in short supply till second half of 2021
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The stock of Sony PlayStation 5 will continue to be very limited until the second half of 2021 due to chip shortage.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Don't let BJP indulge in corruption: Kejriwal to AAP Surat corporators
Gandhinagar, Feb 26 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday interacted with the newly-elected corporators of AAP at Surat in Gujarat. He advised them and the workers not to let the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) continue indulging in corruption and show them the power of the opposition.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Five Congress MLAs suspended for 'jostling' Himachal Governor
Shimla, Feb 26 (IANS) Five Congress legislators, including Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri, were suspended on Friday for the entire Budget session for creating ruckus and allegedly jostling Governor Bandaru Dattatraya when he was leaving the Himachal Pradesh Assembly complex after his address.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
CRPF personnel kills self with service weapon in J'khand
Ranchi, Feb 26 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon in Jharkhand's Gumla district, police said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5 states to go to polls from Mar 27-Apr 29, counting on May 2
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and the Union Territory of Puducherry will be held from March 27 to April 29, while the counting of votes will be held on May 2, the Election Commission of India said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MediaTek chips to drive India's 5G, IoT dream (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) As the government renews thrust on the Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme to promote domestic manufacturing, MediaTek, which is the world's fourth-largest fabless semiconductor company, on Friday said the scheme will provide a much-needed impetus to the semiconductor manufacturing sector which currently faces several issues with a lack of funds, and the company is in a position to further strengthen its foothold in the country.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Aly Goni: Wanted Jasmin and me to be the top two on 'Bigg Boss 14'
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor Aly Goni's most heartbreaking moment on Bigg Boss 14 was watching Jasmin Bhasin leave the house, once she was evicted from the show.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
60% women in tech find improvement in gender equality: Report
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) More than half (62 per cent) of women in tech have seen levels of gender equality improve in their organization over the past two years, a report said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
India asks China to resolve remaining boundary issues
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The government said on Friday that following the disengagement of Indian and Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, it is not in the interest of either side to prolong the remaining boundary issues between the two countries.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Ericsson extends market share, Nokia faces tough year
London, Feb 26 (IANS) While Ericsson is continuing to benefit from the ramp-up of 5G deployments across the world, Nokia will struggle in 2021 with a further reduction in market share expected, a consequence of the vendor failing to convert all its 4G footprint into 5G, said industry tracker Counterpoint Research.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
3,000m steeplechaser Avinash Sable to train under Belarusian coach
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Avinash Sable, national record holder in the men's 3,000m steeplechaser who has qualified for this year's Olympic Games, will train under Belarusian Nikolai Snesarev, a middle and long distance expert, from next month.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Pandemic's unexpected positive effects on health, well-being in US
New York, Feb 26 (IANS) Staying at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic had positive effects on the health and well-being of many residents in the US, a new survey reveals.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Priya Banerjee: Bekaaboo 2 role let me discover more within myself
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actress Priya Banerjee is all set for the upcoming Bekaaboo 2, which is slated to stream in March. The actor plays the role of Kashti in the series.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NIA files chargesheet against 11 Al Qaeda operatives
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a chargesheet against 11 terrorists of Al Qaeda, who were planning to execute terror attacks in several parts of the country.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Yusuf Pathan announces retirement from all forms of cricket
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) All-rounder Yusuf Pathan, who was part of India's two World Cup-winning teams, on Friday announced retirement from all forms of cricket.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Special Covid vaccination drive for women in UP
Lucknow, Feb 26 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh will launch a special Covid-19 vaccination drive for women above the age of 60 years on the occasion of International Women's Day on March 8.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
NIA chargesheets ISI agent in UP espionage case
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said that it has filled a supplementary chargesheet against a Gujarat-based resident Rajakbhai Kumbhar, who worked as an ISI agent, in connection with its probe into the espionage case of Uttar Pradesh.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata showers sops hours before poll date announcement
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Hours before the Election Commission announced the schedule for Assembly polls in five states, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee showered sops for the people of Bengal in a bid to garner their support.
2021-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Manini De takes method route for role of a cop in series
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actress Manini De has literally taken the method route for her role of a police inspector in an new series. She says she studied cognitive behaviour therapy, adding that the genres of crime and thriller intrigue her.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Karnataka's Ranji-winning captain Vinay Kumar retires from cricket
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Former India pacer Vinay Kumar, who twice captained Karnataka to Ranji Trophy title, on Friday announced retirement from international and a 17-year first-class cricket.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rakul Preet Singh joins the 'Pawri'
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet Singh is the latest Bollywood star to join the 'Pawri'. On Friday, Rakul shared a video performing yoga with her instructor while the Pawri ho rahi hai mashup plays in the background.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK court came down heavily on ex-Mumbai HC judge in Nirav Modi case
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Even as the UK's Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday cleared the decks for the extradition of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan fraud case, District Judge Samuel Goozee came down heavily on former Mumbai High Court Judge Abhay M. Thipsay, saying he "never disclosed" his "party-political affiliation" either in the reports biography, or in relation to his declaration as an expert and disclosure of any potential conflict of interest.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Avinash Tiwary: An actor can only choose what is offered to him
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor Avinash Tiwari, who has been appreciated for his roles in Laila Majnu, Bulbbul and Ghost Stories, returns to screens in The Girl On The Train, which drops digitally on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pulitzer-winning novel 'The Underground Railroad' to drop as series on May 14
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins directs the new series, The Underground Railroad, which is all set to premier digitally on May 14. The 10-episode limited series is based on Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Batsmen struggle to get a hang of skiddy pink ball
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The debate over the pink ball, batsmen's ability in handling it on Indian pitches, and the ideal surface is sure to gain momentum after the third Test, a day-nighter, between India and England ended on Thursday inside two days. To give an idea about the rarity of the occasion, it was only the 22nd match ever in the history of Test cricket to end inside two days and the second in India -- after the Test against debutants Afghanistan in 2018 that was played with the red ball.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Govinda is very romantic, says wife Sunita
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Govinda's wife Sunita Ahuja says the Bollywood actor, known for his comic timing and dancing skills on screen, is a true romantic
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Partial response to Bharat Bandh in NE states
Guwahati/Agartala, Feb 26 (IANS) The Bharat Bandh call by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) against the rising fuel prices, new e-way bill and goods and services tax (GST) evoked partial response in the northeastern states on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Pfizer-BioNTech to test third dose of Covid vaccine
New York, Feb 26 (IANS) Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech said that they have begun an evaluation of the safety and immunogenicity of a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine (BNT162b2).
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Adah Sharma says she has signed five Telugu films
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actress Adah Sharma took to Instagram to announce that she has signed five new Telugu films.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Equity indices fall nearly 4% amid global sell-off (3rd Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) The Indian stock market witnessed a bloodbath on Friday with the benchmark indices falling nearly 4 per cent.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kartik Aaryan gets haircut in Manali amid 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' schedule
Manali, Feb 26 (IANS) Bollywood heartthrob Kartik Aaryan got a haircut while in Manali, and shared a picture on Instagram of the experience. The actor is in the scenic hill town to shoot for his upcomong film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Lenovo to launch new Legion gaming phone this Spring
Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) Lenovo is planning to launch the successor of its Legion gaming smartphone this year and the company has teased the device on the Chinese microblogging website Weibo.
2021-02-26
Category: International, China,Technology
Man kills wife over suspected illicit relationship
Gurugram, Feb 26 (IANS) The Gurugram Police have arrested a man on the charge of murdering his 32-year-old wife, Ruby, in Sarhaul village in Guguram as he suspected her of having illicit relations, police said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
After tractor, Tejashwi cycles to Assembly against fuel price hike
Patna, Feb 26 (IANS) During the Budget session of the Bihar Assembly on Friday, Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav reached the Assembly riding a bicycle to highlight the rising prices of petrol and diesel in the state.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Ahead of assembly polls TN CM waives loans taken by poor, SHGs
Chennai, Feb 26 (IANS) It is loan waiver season in Tamil Nadu ahead of the assembly polls.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Records that were laid to rest in 3rd Test in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A host of records fell during the third five-day Test between host India and England and Virat Kohli's team won by 10 wickets inside two days at the Narendra Modi Stadium here on Friday. The win gave India a 2-1 lead in the five-Test series.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Gunmen abduct school students in Nigeria
Lagos, Feb 26 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen on Friday abducted scores of students after storming an all-girl school in Nigeria, an official said.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Portugal,Politics,Defence/Security
G-23's first public event in Jammu as Rahul tours TN
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) In the first ever show of strength, the dissenters in the Congress will be sharing a public platform in Jammu as party leader Rahul Gandhi will be busy campaigning in Tamil Nadu.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Anupam Kher 'honoured and humbled' on receiving PM Modi's signed letter
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher on Friday expressed that he is honoured and humbled to receive a letter from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his latest book titled Your Best Day Is Today.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Parvo virus strikes in UP district, 8 dogs dead
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 26 (IANS) After bird flu hit the avians, now the canines in Kanpur are reportedly affected by a deadly virus called Parvo.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Twitter slammed for tool that will let users charge followers
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The social media went berserk over a controversial new Twitter feature called "Super Follower" that will let famous personalities and celebrities on the platform monetise their tweets by charging their followers and, in turn, will help the micro-blogging platform grow its revenue.
2021-02-26
Category: International, India,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Shah salutes valour of Air Force on 2 years of Balakot airstrike
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday saluted the valour of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on completion of two years of the Balakot air strike conducted in Pakistan on February 26 two years ago, in response to the terrorist attack in Pulwama district of Jammu & Kashmir on February 14, 2019,
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maha: MPCC expanded, Sanjay Nirupam bounces back
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Three weeks after Congress President Sonia Gandhi reshuffled the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), four new vice-presidents and 3 additional Parliamentary Board members were appointed, here on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Amazon Pay to install safety screens in 40K Uber autos
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Uber and Amazon Pay on Friday announced a partnership for installing plastic screens in 40,000 Uber Autos for enhancing the safety of riders and drivers across seven Indian cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and Jaipur.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
10-day event in UP schools to mark Women's Day
Lucknow, Feb 26 (IANS) To mark International Women's Day on March 8 this year, schools across Uttar Pradesh will hold awareness events on 'gender equality' from February 27 to March 8 as part of the 'Mission Shakti' campaign.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Takeda launches mobile application to support patient for treatment of genetic diseases
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Takeda India, part of the Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, a global values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader, launched the 'XPERT EASE' application.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Campaigning for MCD bypolls ends Friday evening
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Campaigning for bypolls in five municipal wards of Delhi Municipal Corporations (MCD) will come to an end on Friday evening.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Yuva Kisan Divas lauds youth's role in farmers' movement
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) With the farmers agitation at Delhi's borders completing more than 90 days, newer strategies are being adopted to keep the movement going. One such strategy by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha was organising the Yuva Kisan Divas (Young Farmer Day) on Friday in which youngsters managed the stage at the Ghazipur border.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Experience Apple-like never before @Croma with #AppleYou&Croma
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Croma, Indias first omnichannel electronics retailer from the Tata Group today announced the launch of its #AppleYou&Croma programme to commemorate the birth anniversary of Apple founder Steve Jobs.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BharatPe facilitates Rs 1,000 cr loan disbursal in FY21
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Fintech services company BharatPe on Friday said it has already surpassed its target of facilitating disbursal of Rs 1,000 crores of business loans in FY 2020-21, to its merchant partners.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Sensex down 2,000 points, Nifty below 14,500 (2nd Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) The freefall on the BSE Sensex continued towards the fag end of the trade on Friday with the BSE Sensex losing over 2,000 points.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Deepak Kumar seals India's 2nd medal at Strandja Memorial
Sofia (Bulgaria), Feb 26 (IANS) India's Deepak Kumar cruised into the 52kg semi-finals of the 72nd Strandja Memorial boxing tournament with a 5-0 win over Bulgarian Darislav Vasilev on the fourth day.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
Most Indian firms still short on displaying 'digital empathy'
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) As more and more Indians adopt digital way of life most organisations are still a long way from authentically displaying "digital empathy" and deliver better customer experiences, a new report has stressed.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
New intermediary rules should benefit users: Nasscom, IAMAI
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The new rules for social media intermediaries announced by the Union government should be helpful to users in addressing many of the concern areas of grievance redressal and online safety, according to Nasscom and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Samantha shines in monochrome photo-op
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Telugu star Samantha Akkineni looks gorgeous in a monochrome picture she has shared on Friday. 
2021-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
UP man stabbed to death over stolen underwear
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 26 (IANS) A stolen underwear led to a murder when a man stabbed his co-worker to death just because the latter had stolen the garment and worn it, police said.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Kerala CM and his cabinet suffering from Alzheimer's'
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala on Friday said the state cabinet, including Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Andhra mulling mega IT park in Visakhapatnam
Amaravati, Feb 26 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Industries Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy on Friday directed officials to explore the viability of establishing a mega IT office complex at , on the lines of Raheja Mindspace in Hyderabad.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Justice Katju's expert opinion in Nirav Modi case "less than objective," says District Judge Samuel Gooze
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Even as the UK's West Minister's Magistrate court on Thursday cleared the decks for the extradition of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case, District Judge Samuel Gooze came down heavily on former Supreme Court Judge Markandey Katju, saying Gooze attached "little weight to Katju's "expert opinion" as it was "less than objective and reliable".
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
FIR to be filed against those dirtying Indore's roads, walls
Indore, Feb 26 (IANS) To promote cleanliness in the city of Indore in Madhya Pradesh, from now onwards people found polluting the environment will be penalised by filing a First Information Report (FIR) against them in a police station. Indore has been declared as the cleanest city in the country.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Muted response to Bharat Bandh in Telangana
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Protests at few places by the Left parties and trade unions affiliated to them in Telangana marked the 'Bharat Bandh' to protest against the fuel price hike.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Deepika Padukone mobbed outside eatery, video goes viral
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone was mobbed while stepping out of a restaurant in the city's Khar area. The incident happened late on Thursday, and photos and videos of the incident have gone viral.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kejriwal in Surat, discusses Assembly polls with local leaders
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal reached Gujarat's Surat city on Friday to participate in a roadshow organised by the state party unit.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Germany tour will be test of skills, fitness: Rani
Dusseldorf (Germany), Feb 26 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team's fitness and skills will be tested during their tour of Germany and will be valuable match practice in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics, said captain Rani Rampal. The team is set to face world No.3 Germany in four matches starting on Saturday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Hockey
Did not incite R-day violence, rather helped police: Sidhu in court
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor-activist Deep Sidhu, arrested in connection with the Red Fort violence on Republic Day, has moved the court seeking fair and impartial investigation in the case by the agencies, asserting that he did not incite violence, rather helped police to pacify the crowd.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Think about others: Queen urges people to get vaccine shots
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II has urged the citizens to "think about other people" and get a Covid dose when they are offered one.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
Transporters' strike in K'taka didn't affect daily life
Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) The day-long strike in support of the Bharat Bandh-call given by the CAIT on Friday in protest against the rising fuel prices among others, was largely successful as majority of trucks and goods-carrying vehicles did not ply on highways across the state.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Work from home leading to eye, hearing issues: G'gram docs
Gurugram, Feb 26 (IANS) Doctors in Gurugram district say online classes and work from home due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is causing eye and ear problems among children, adolescents and young adults.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Teen Mercedes driver held for mowing down scooterist (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A teenager was arrested for mowing down a scooterist in Delhi's Vasant Vihar with his Mercedes car and later fleeing the spot, police said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Novel chip simplifies Covid testing, delivers results on phone
New York, Feb 26 (IANS) A team of researchers has developed a stamp-sized chip that may help diagnose Covid-19 in just 55 minutes.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Acceleration: A Macro And Bond Update
Bond markets around the world are not liking 2021 so far. As an illustration, magnitude of rise in many major markets at the 10 year point is of the order of 35 ? 75 bps just in the last couple of months. The latest spike has now finally even registered with growth oriented assets which is, hopefully, the first clear sign that a market driven adjustment phase for bonds may finally be in its last leg. Indias bond market rumble first started with the relatively innocuous introduction of the variable reverse repo by the RBI and strengthened further with the excess bond supply thrown in by the budget. However, dwarfing these relatively manageable local developments has been this massive global reflation trade. Looked at in context, the size of Indias yield adjustment doesnt look particularly outlier at all. It is therefore this that requires the most analysis and will hence consume most of the ink below:
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
India tablet market records 14.7% growth in 2020, Lenovo leads
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India tablet market recorded 14.7 per cent (YoY) growth with 2.8 million unit shipment in 2020, with Lenovo maintaining its lead with 6.6% growth in its shipments over 2019, an IDC report said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
S. Korea nears 13mn 5G users in Jan: Report
Seoul, Feb 26 (IANS) South Korea's 5G subscriptions jumped by over one million for the first time last month to reach nearly 13 million users, data showed Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
After petrol & diesel, consumers face cooking gas price rise
New Delhi, Feb 26 IANS) Government seems to be in no mood to subsidise the price of common mans cooking gas which like the price of auto fuels petrol and diesel has maintained consistent increase for past few months.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy,Politics
Tharoor's auto rickshaw protest against fuel price hike
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday protested against the rising fuel prices by pulling an auto rickshaw with a rope here.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
NPAs can't be swept under the carpet any longer: PM Modi
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Outlining reforms in the financial sector and taking a dig at the UPA government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday that non-performing assets (NPA) cannot be swept under the carpet now as a bad loan for even a single day needs to be reported.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Goa Speaker resumes disqualification petition hearing against 10 ex Congress MLAs
Panaji, Feb 26 (IANS) Goa Speaker Rajesh Patnekar on Friday resumed hearings related to the disqualification petition against 10 Congress MLAs, who split the party and merged with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in July 2019.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Ranveer: Rohit Shetty was itching for elaborate action sequence
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Bollywood star Ranveer Singh says director Rohit Shetty had been itching to shoot a new, elaborate action sequence with cars blowing up and guns firing for a while now.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No vaccination on Sat & Sun as CoWIN updates
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) No vaccination will take place on Saturday and Sunday as the Centre will enable transition of CoWIN app from version 1.0 to 2.0 ahead of the commencement of vaccination from March 1 for people above 60 years of age and those above 45 years with comorbidities, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mumbai Airport to reopen Terminal 1
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) With a view to safeguard health and safety of passengers in Covid-19 times, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) will reopen its Terminal-1 (T1) for domestic flights from March 10, officials said here on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Great appreciation, respect for Indian medical professionals: Modi (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that there is a great appreciation and respect for the Indian medical professionals, scientists and pharma professionals.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Salman Khan's 'mega' selfie
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor Salman Khan posted a cheerful picture on Friday with many Bollywood and cricket celebrities. He decided to call the photograph a mega selfie.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Activist Nodeep gets bail from Punjab & Haryana HC
Chandigarh, Feb 26 (IANS) In a major relief to labour rights activist Nodeep Kaur, who was arrested in Haryana on criminal charges during the farmers' agitation, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday granted her bail.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
SC: Can't allow sexual harassment cases to be swept under carpet
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it cannot allow sexual harassment cases to be swept under the carpet.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
All-round Sciver helps Eng women secure series win over NZ
Dunedin (New Zealand), Feb 26 (IANS) England women secured an unassailable 2-0 win over New Zealand with a seven-wicket win in the second ODI on Friday. Natalie Sciver led the way with bat and ball as England dismissed New Zealand for 192 runs and then chased down the target in 37.4 overs.
2021-02-26
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Plant-based diet may improve cardiac function, cognitive health
New York, Feb 26 (IANS) Want to improve your cardiac function, cognitive health? Plant-based diets may help, say researchers.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Ahead of poll dates announcement, Kerala parties exude confidence
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) The news that the Election Commission of India would be announcing the poll schedule on Friday has warmed up the traditional rival fronts in Kerala, who said that they are well on the course of winning the Assembly polls.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin postpones New Glenn debut to Q4 2022
San Francisco, Feb 26 (IANS) Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's aerospace company Blue Origin is delaying the maiden flight launch of its New Glenn rocket to the fourth quarter of 2022. The flight was earlier scheduled for sometime this year.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
Contempt proceedings into tigress Avni's killing ends
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday closed the contempt proceedings in the killing of tigress Avni in 2018, after it was submitted that the order to shoot the animal was affirmed by the court.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Negligible impact of CAIT's Bharat Bandh in Andhra
Amaravati, Feb 26 (IANS) There is almost negligible impact of the Bharat Bandh in Andhra Pradesh, called out by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), protesting the ever skyrocketing fuel prices, e-way bill and Good and Services Tax (GST) on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Nepal's Deuba emerges kingmaker as Communist factions woo him
New Delhi, Feb 26, The Nepali Congress Party chief Sher Bahadur Deuba has emerged as the kingmaker in Nepal politics as both factions of the Communist Party try to woo him and may eventually even turn out to be the king amidst twists and turns in the countrys political scenario.
2021-02-26
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bauxite ASP needs correction for Indian Al to be competitive
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) As India works tirelessly towards becoming a global manufacturing hub under Prime Minister Narendra Modis vision of AatmaNirbhar Bharat, aluminium is set to play a pivotal role in realizing this dream.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
3 killed after gunmen attack slain scribe's house in Afghanistan
Kabul, Feb 26 (IANS) At least three people were killed and five others injured after unidentified gunmen stormed a slain journalist's house in Afghanistan's Ghor province, sources said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Hospital admissions show Covid severity returning' (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Centre-run Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research in Chandigarh has cautioned that the severity of Covid-19 may be returning since the hospital has admitted almost double the number of such cases in the last ten days.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Apple may unveil its 2021 iMac in 5 colours
San Francisco, Feb 26 (IANS) Cupertino-based tech giant is reportedly planning to launch a smaller Mac Pro and will upgrade the 24-inch iMac series with more colour options.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bharat Bandh gets warm response in Bihar
Patna, Feb 26 (IANS) The call of Bharat Bandh in protest against rise in fuel prices, new e-way bill and GST, witnessed positive response in Bihar with trucks stationed along several highways.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
An agreement to boost online jewelery retail
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANSlife) To provide impetus to Indian gem and jewellery sellers on the global e-marketplace and explore potential business collaborations for sectoral growth, the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and eBay-owned ES Online Services entered into an agreement on Thursday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
On Modi's suggestion university name changed
Gandhinagar, Feb 26 (IANS) Two days after the name-change of the world's largest cricket stadium, the name of the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) has been changed to Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU) on the recommendation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Can we stop the narrow ideal of beauty in the arranged marriage process?
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANSlife) According to recent survey, nine out of ten women in India feel they are judged and rejected based on their looks during the marriage process.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Monica Dogra: Have said no to item numbers many times
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actress Monica Dogra made her mark with her Bollywood debut film, Kiran Rao's Dhobi Ghat, in 2011. However, despite a few other releases, she never really managed to find a foothold in the industry.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
5 things to keep in mind before buying a home in 2021
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANSlife) Owning a home is something all of us have dreamt of at some point in time in our lives. At the very outset, the purchase of a house or flat needs money, there are a lot of things we compromise on to gather the money to invest in a home. Here are five things to be mindful of before buying a house in 2021, shared by Annuj Goel, Managing Director, Goel Ganga Developments:
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Oxford University Covid-19 lab suffers cyberattack
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Oxford University has confirmed that one of its laboratories involved in Covid-19 research suffered cyberattack after an investigation by Forbes suggested that hackers were showing off access to a number of systems.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Technology
Kelly Marie Tran: Exciting to be first Southeast Asian Disney princess
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Vietnam origin American actress Kelly Marie Tran, who voices the lead character Raya in the animated film Raya And The Last Dragon, finds it exciting to be the first Southeast Asian Disney princess.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
18 states under scanner after UK, SA, Brazil strains rise
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Eighteen states, including Maharashtra, Kerala and Telangana are under the scanner of the central agency for disease surveillance and prevention as these regions have added close to 200 cases of Covid-19 strain from the UK, South Africa and Brazilian variants of SARS-CoV-2.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SC seeks Centre response on plea seeking caste-wise census for Backward Classes
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the Centre, National Commission for Backward Classes and the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on a PIL filed seeking a caste-wise census for Backward Classes.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mental health most impacted during Covid-19, says students' survey
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANSlife) As the country continues to battle the coronavirus, young adults in college say that their mental well-being has been most impacted by the pandemic's social consequences. But the silver lining is visible to most and the outlook is one of hope for this year, state the results of a survey by BML Munjal University.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Say 'Hey Facebook' to stay hands-free with Oculus quest
San Francisco, Feb 26 (IANS) Facebook has announced that it is adding an optional "Hey Facebook" wake word to Oculus Quest 2, making it easier to access voice commands.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Maternity fashion the celebrity way
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANSlife) Maternity clothes should be oversized, baggy and loose? Myth! Fashion while you're pregnant can be fun, experimental and chic, there's no rule which says you can't be glamorous. Raising the fashion bar and nailing maternity fashion, these celebs lead the way forward and inspire you to look fashionably pregnant.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Delhi's SaMaPa classical music festival goes digital
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANSlife) Keeping in mind the well-being and safety measures and to provide equally engaging experiences, events and festivals have gone digital with the SaMaPa Sangeet Sammelan, to be hosted online from February 25-28, the latest one to join the bandwagon.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Arjun Rampal wraps up 'Dhaakad' shoot, calls it 'one hell of a film'
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor Arjun Rampal has completed the shoot for the upcoming action film Dhaakad. He plays the antagonist Rudraveer in the Kangana Ranaut-starrer.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rakhi Sawant, mom thanks Salman Khan for all his help
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actress Rakhi Sawant has put out a video on Instagram thanking superstar Salman Khan and his family for extending help to her mother Jaya, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment at a hospital in Mumbai.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bharat Bandh call fails to get support in Raj
Jaipur, Feb 26 (IANS) The Bandh call on Friday given by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) against GST and rising fuel prices failed to get any support from the Rajasthan traders, as the markets were functioning smoothly.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Veteran CPI leader Pandian passes away
Chennai, Feb 26 (IANS) Former Member of Parliament and CPI leader D.Pandian (88) died here on Friday owing to prolonged illness.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Indian environment expert Ligia Noronha appointed UN Ast S-G
United Nations, Feb 26 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Indian environment and economics expert Ligia Noronha as an assistant secretary-general and the head of the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) New York office.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Man nabbed for firing at Delhi wedding
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Delhi Police has arrested a man who fired at his cousin's wedding.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New children's books to keep young readers company
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANSlife) With an unprecedented year of transformation in education, children's reading has gained a new significance. Here are new children's titles from Talking Cub and Scholastic that will keep the young readers company as they navigate these challenging times.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Bollywood roster of fresh pairs this year
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Bollywood buffs are in for a lot of fresh pairs on screen this year. After the nearly complete no-show in 2020, many films set for release this year feature actors who have never shared the screen before.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Negligible response to Bharat Bandh call in UP
Lucknow, Feb 26 (IANS) The Bharat Bandh call given by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Friday against rising fuel prices, the new e-way bill and Goods and Services Tax (GST) has evoked negligible response in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'Khashoggi assassins used jets linked to Saudi Crown Prince'
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) US President Joe Biden spoke to King Salman of Saudi Arabia over the phone hours ahead of a new report was set to be made public in the sensational killing of acclaimed journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
2021-02-26
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
YSRCP announces 6 candidates for MLC polls
Amaravati, Feb 26 (IANS) The ruling Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) has announced six candidates for the forthcoming MLC elections under the MLA quota.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Bharat Bandh: Biz establishments remain shut in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) Shops and other business establishments across Odisha remained closed as the Odisha Traders' Association extended support to the Bharat Bandh on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Delhi: 1 killed as Mercedes rams into Scooty
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) In a hit and run case, a man was killed after a speeding Mercedes car rammed into his Scooty in South West Delhi's Vasant Vihar, police said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rise in Covid active cases continues in Telangana
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The number of active Covid-19 cases continues to be on rise in Telangana as it ranked sixth amongst all the states with the highest jump in active cases during the past 24 hours.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Coin Master surpasses $2B in lifetime player spending
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Social Casino mobile game Coin Master from Moon Active has surpassed $2 billion in lifetime player spending after a stellar year of growth propelled by the global COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Combing nuances of poetry, music into Kangra's miniature paintings (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) His keen interest in the 'riti genre of Hindi poetry (romantic works of the 18th-20th centuries) and classical music helps him understand the nuances of Rangmala paintings that depict variations of Indian musical modes. Today, art historian and art critic Vijay Sharma is widely recognised as a fine miniature painter and has travelled extensively in India and abroad, giving lecture demonstrations on the techniques of the Pahari paintings of his native Himachal Pradesh.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
We are transforming medical education system: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Union government is transforming the entire medical education system in the country and the 'learnings from the Covid-19 pandemic will help in fighting other diseases as well'.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Concentrated on improving myself when I was out: Patel
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Spinner Axar Patel has said that he concentrated on improving his game to block out the negative thoughts as much as possible when he was out of the Indian team for the past three years.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
UN welcome Indo-Pak statement reaffirming ceasefire
United Nations, Feb 26 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir have welcomed the joint statement by India and Pakistan reaffirming their commitment to upholding the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Kashmir.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
EC to announce poll schedule of 5 states
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Election Commission of India on Friday said that it will announce poll dates for Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian gymnasts' chances of making it to Olympics all but over
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Cancellations of a series of World Cups, which were part of the Olympic qualification programme, has all but evaporated the chances of Indian gymnasts, including 2016 Olympian Dipa Karmakar, qualifying in this year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Market extends losses, Sensex down 1,500 points (Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Extending its losses the BSE Sensex declined over 1,500 points in line with global selloff.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Clover invests $2M on its new D2C brand DeepRooted.co
Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) One of the fastest-growing agri-tech start-ups, Clover launched its direct to consumer brand "Deep Rooted.Co" with a consumer app available as "Deep Rooted" on the Andriod and iOS platform. Deep Rooted.Co is a demand-backed supply chain solution for fruits and vegetables focused on quality, consistency, traceability and a high degree of predictability.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
ED searches 15 locations in poll-bound Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Multiple teams of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday carried out searches at 15 locations in poll-bound West Bengal in connection with the coal smuggling money laundering case.
2021-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP woman booked for sexually abusing boy
Siddhartha Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 26 (IANS) A case has been registered against a woman on the orders of a local court for allegedly sexually abusing a minor boy.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
After lifting green card, visa ban, Biden to ensure high-skill immigration
New York, Feb 26 (IANS) President Joe Biden, who has ordered an end to his predecessor Donald Trump's ban on issuing green cards and work visas, is committed to ensuring that highly skilled workers can get permanent residence, according to his Spokesperson Jen Psaki.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Deep Sidhu withdraws 'security' plea from court
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Punjabi actor-turned singer Deep Sidhu, an accused in the Republic Day violence case, has withdrawn an application seeking security in the jail premises after he was shifted to a separate cell.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
B-Town adds spice to film titles with intriguing spins
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Bollywood never misses a chance to sensationalise, to gran a few extra eyeballs. This year, makers seem to have hit the idea of quirky titles. Liger to Looop Lapeta, Pagglait to Bell Bottom, and Gangubai Kathiawadi to Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi, names of films really take an unusual turn this year.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
S.Korea mulling to extend distancing norms for 2 weeks
Seoul, Feb 26 (IANS) South Korea is mulling to extend its social distancing measures for another two weeks, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said on Friday, as the country continue to witness a spike in the coronavirus cases.
2021-02-26
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cricket technology could end up in a mess (Column: Close-in)
Innovations and improvements through progressive and modern thinking are essential for the world to move forward. Technology has in the last two decades brought about a sea of change in every area of our lives. Communication, transmission and digital and virtual interaction has revolutionised the way we approach and analyse our thought process and action.
2021-02-26
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Opinion/Commentary
CBI searches Kolkata businessman's house in coal racket case
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Three days after questioning West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee's wife Rujira Banerjee, the CBI on Friday carried out searches at locations linked to Kolkata-based businessman Randhir Kumar Barnwal here in connection with its probe into the coal smuggling case, sources said.
2021-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Fuel price hike on hold for 3rd consecutive day
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Oil marketing companies on Friday continued with their wait and watch strategy and kept the retail price of petrol and diesel unchanged for the third consecutive day.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India one draw away from qualifying for WTC final
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) India's victory over England in the third Test has put them on the cusp of qualifying for the World Test Championship (WTC) final. The result knocked England out of contention for the final which is scheduled to be held from June 18 at the iconic Lord's Cricket Ground in London.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Gelatin sticks near Ambani home: FIR lodged
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) The Mumbai Police early on Friday registered an FIR and launched a massive manhunt to track the two persons who abandoned an SUV with 20 gelatin sticks near the landmark Antilia builidng, the home of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Missing AMU student remains untraceable
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 26 (IANS) A student of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), who has been missing since the past three days, remains untraceable.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Woman nabbed with 117 gelatine sticks, 350 detonators
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) A Railway Protection Force (RPF) team early Friday took into custody a woman from the Mangaluru-bound Chennai Express, after a bag containing 117 gelatine sticks and 350 detonators were found under her seat.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Kia partnership with Apple for EV project 'still possible'
Seoul/New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Hyundai Motor along with its affiliate Kia have said they are not in talks with Apple for an electric car manufacturing project but now, a new has claimed that a partnership may still be possible for Kia, claiming that negotiations with Apple are not completely canceled.
2021-02-26
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Covid resurge: 16,577 new cases, 120 deaths
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Fresh Covid-19 cases are showing worryingly upward trend over the past one week, with the country reporting 16,577 cases in the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 1,10,63,491 on Friday, Union Health Ministry said.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid: PGI-Chandigarh witnesses 100% spike in 10 days
Chandigarh, Feb 26 (IANS) With the mask down and mobility up, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) here has witnessed 100 per cent increase in Covid-19 patient load over past 10 days, doctors said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Immunization centres expect manifold rise in vax (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) After the announcement of phase three vaccination which is set to begin from March 1 in the country, the vaccination centres are expecting a manifold rise in the number of people coming to take their scheduled jibe.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ashwin Sanghi's book 'Keepers Of The Kalachakra' to be made into series
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Indian author Ashwin Sanghi's book Keepers Of The Kalachakra is being adapted into an episodic series. The bestseller is a mythological-science fiction thriller that tells the story of men who guard the "Kalachakra" or Wheel of Time.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Global Covid cases top 112.9 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 112.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.50 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sensex slumps 1,000 points in initial trade amid global sell-off
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices plunged on Friday morning with the BSE Sensex falling over 1,000 points.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rain lashes J&K, to continue for 24 hrs
Srinagar, Feb 26 (IANS) Moderate rain lashed Jammu and Kashmir on Friday as the meteorological (MET) department said same weather conditions will continue during the next 24 hours.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
New Twitter tool to let users block, mute abusive accounts
San Francisco, Feb 26 (IANS) Twitter is planning a new tool to let users automatically block and mute abusive accounts.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US condemns LoC infiltration, expects Pak's 'constructive role' (Ld)
New York, Feb 26 (IANS) The US condemns terrorists infiltrating the Line of Control (LoC) and expects Pakistan to play a "constructive role" in Kashmir, according to State Department Spokesperson Ned Price.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
FB disagrees with Oversight Board on tweaking Covid policies
San Francisco, Feb 26 (IANS) Facebook has disagreed with one Covid-19 related recommendation made by the independent Oversight Board, saying that this will lead to softening its enforcement of misinformation related to the pandemic.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hoffenheim, Leverkusen eliminated from Europa League
Berlin, Feb 26 (IANS) Both Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen were eliminated from the UEFA Europa League in the last-32.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Granada, Villarreal through to last 16 of Europa League
Madrid, Feb 26 (IANS) Spain will have two teams in Friday's draw for the Europa League last-16 after Villarreal and Granada assured their places.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
UP court orders FIR into encounter of murder accused
Lucknow, Feb 26 (IANS) A Lucknow court has ordered a probe and filing of an FIR into an alleged encounter death of a man, who was accused of a murder.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Baby beheaded, mother found dead in UP
Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 26 (IANS) A mentally challenged mother allegedly beheaded her 13-month-old baby and then apparently ended her own life in a village in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man connives with doc to slay wife for insurance
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 26 (IANS) A man connived with a doctor to eliminate his wife, a government school teacher, in an attempt to claim an insurance amount of Rs 50 lakh.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TikTok agrees to pay $92M in privacy lawsuit in US
San Francisco, Feb 26 (IANS) Chinese short-video making app TikTok has agreed to pay $92 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over privacy violations in the US.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Twitter aims to hit $7.5B in annual revenue in 2023: Dorsey
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Twitter aims to more than double its total annual revenue to over $7.5 billion in 2023 with at least 315 million mDAU (monetisable daily active users), its CEO Jack Dorsey has said.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Vaani Kapoor: Mentally preparing for a hectic work schedule
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actress Vaani Kapoor has three back-to-back releases in the coming months. She will be seen in Bell Bottom, Shamshera and Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hungary extends Covid-19 restrictions to March 15
Budapest, Feb 26 (IANS) Hungary will maintain the restrictive measures introduced to rein in the novel coronavirus pandemic until March 15, Gergely Gulyas, the head of the Prime Minister's Office, said here on Thursday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Hungary,Health/Medicine
UK police hand out nearly 70K fines for breaching lockdown rules
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Nearly 70,000 fines have been handed out to those who breached coronavirus lockdown restrictions in Britain since the rules came into force last year, police data showed on Thursday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
AIMPLB to hold online series on legal issues
Lucknow, Feb 26 (IANS) The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) will hold an online interactive series to explain its stand on various court cases pertaining to the personal law to the people.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
'The Great Gatsby' to be made into animated feature film
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 classic novel The Great Gatsby is set to be made into an animated feature film.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Russia registers 11,198 daily Covid-19 cases
Moscow, Feb 26 (IANS) Russia confirmed 11,198 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, the lowest daily increase since October 8, the country's Covid-19 response centre said on Thursday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
Designer Margaret Josephs shares tips for parents
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Fashion designer Margaret Josephs says that parents should let children lead their lives independently instead of trying to decide for their young ones.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
WHO experts warn health risk of 'post-Covid' symptoms
Copenhagen, Feb 26 (IANS) As Covid-19 transmission rates seemingly decline across the European Region, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge expressed health concerns over "long-Covid" or "post-Covid" symptoms at a virtual press conference on Thursday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Denmark,Health/Medicine
Allahabad HC denies anticipatory bail to Amazon head
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 26 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has refused to grant anticipatory bail to Aparna Purohit, the head of India Originals at Amazon Sellers Service Pvt Ltd, which is showing 'Tandav' web series online.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz
Russia faced with containment threat: Putin
Moscow, Feb 26 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that his country is faced with foreign pressure in the form of a continued "policy of containment" aimed at provoking internal instability, weakening the economy and interfering in the country's internal affairs.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Brunei extends border closure with Malaysia due to Covid-19
Bandar Seri Begawan, Feb 26 (IANS) Brunei's Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Thursday that the temporary suspension of cross-border activities between Brunei and Malaysia will be extended for another two weeks until March 10.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Brunei Darussalam,Health/Medicine
Police charge baton on protesting students in Dhaka
Dhaka, Feb 26 (IANS) The Police on Thursday charged baton on students of Home Economics College for blocking road from Nilkhet to Azimpur in Dhaka. The students were demonstrating demanding resumption of postponed exams.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,International
Pak suffers losses worth $38bn due to FATF grey listing
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) At a time when Pakistan's progress on countering terror-financing and money laundering is being scrutinised at the Plenary meeting of the global watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a report has highlighted that Pakistan has suffered to losses worth billions due to being placed in the FATF's grey list thrice since 2008.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Pakistan,National
Pak supports resolving regional issues through dialogue: Imran
Colombo, Feb 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has highlighted that the he believes and supports resolving all regional conflicts through dialogue, insisting that Pakistan offered dialogue to India also.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,National
Army unleashes armed thugs on pro-Democracy protesters in Myanmar
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Armed thugs, apparently allowed a free run by soldiers, have attacked protesters pitching for democracy in Yangon, Myanmar largest city, residents said on Thursday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Dixon Technologies to set up unit in Karnataka: Dy CM
Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) Noida-based leading manufacturer of laptop, tab and other consumer electronic goods - Dixon Technologies (India) Limited - has come forward to set up a manufacturing plant in Karnataka, Deputy Chief Minister C. N. Ashwatha Narayana said here on Thursday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Owaisi slams Trinamool Congress for 'double standards'
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday slammed West Bengal's Trinamool Congress government over denial of permission to his party to hold a rally in Kolkata.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Recoveries outnumber new Covid cases in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) Reversing the trend of the last four days, 947 patients recovered from Covid-19 in Karnataka to outnumber 453 new cases reported from across the state, the daily health bulletin said on Thursday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka lorry owners call for daylong strike on Friday
Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) The Karnataka State Lorry Owners and Agents Association (KSLO&A) on Thursday called for a day-long strike on Friday in protest against the hike in fuel prices and toll rates, and also warned the Union government of bringing transportation to a grinding halt from March 15 if the issues raised by it are not addressed.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Israel, Bahrain discuss Netanyahu visit, vaccine factory
Jerusalem, Feb 26 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that he has accepted an invitation by Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa to visit the Gulf state.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Despite Centre freezed, 3% additional DA for Tripura employees
Agartala, Feb 26 (IANS) Despite the Central Government has freezed the dearness allowance (DA) for more than a year, the BJP-led government in Tripura on Thursday announced an additional three per cent DA for its 1,90,504 employees and pension holders, a minister said.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Karnataka to launch cargo services through its buses: Deputy CM
Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) In a bid to tide over the revenue loss due to the drop in passengers amid Covid-19, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will formally launch a parcel and cargo service named 'Namma Cargo' (Our Cargo) from Friday, Deputy Chief Minister Lakshman Savadi said.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
US welcomes Ind-Pak agreement reaffirming ceasefire along LoC
New York, Feb 26 (IANS) The US has welcomed the agreement between India and Pakistan reaffirming their commitment to a ceasefire along the Line of Control, President Joe Biden's spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Thursday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Wanted to something for Kerala': Metroman Sreedharan joins BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) Despite coming under flak over his decision, Delhi Metro's first and iconic Managing Director E. Sreedharan on Thursday evening joined the BJP during its state chief K. Surendran's yatra in Malappurram district.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Constable hurt after criminals open fire in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A Delhi Police constable was injured after three unidentified persons fired at him near the Bhalswa Dairy here on Thursday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman falls from auto after scuffle with boyfriend, dies
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A 20-year-old woman died on Thursday after she fell from an aurorickshaw following a scuffle with her boyfriend at the NH 24 flyover here.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Social media platforms need to remove offending content within 36 hrs of govt order
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) As the Union government on Thursday notified the new rules for social media intermediaries, the platforms will have to remove offending content within 36 hours after a government directive or a legal order.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media,Politics
Substandard antibiotics seized in Andhra
Amaravati, Feb 26 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has seized some stocks of antibiotic medicines which were not manufactured up to the standard required.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Ossification test at 55 can't determine juvenility during crime: SC
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said the ossification test conducted on an accused at the age of 55 cannot be termed conclusive to declare him a juvenile on the date of the incident in the absence of reliable medical evidence.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bihar government should rethink liquor ban: BJP legislator
Patna, Feb 25 (IANS) With the Bihar government facing criticism for "ineffective" implementation of the liquor ban, BJP Legislative Councillor Sanjay Paswan on Thursday said that the state government should reconsider it to avoid smuggling and attacks on security forces.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
SUV with 20 gelatin sticks found dumped near Mukesh Ambani's house (2nd Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) In a shocking development, an SUV filled with at least 20 gelatin sticks was found abandoned outside Antilia, the lavish multi-storied home of billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani, here on Thursday evening, officials said.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Quake hits Assam's Kamrup, no damage reported
Guwahati, Feb 25 (IANS) A moderate earthquake, measuring 3.6 on the Richter Scale, was recorded in Assam's Kamrup on Thursday night, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Man held for duping people in garb of housing project
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police has arrested a person for inducing and duping investors in the name of investment in a housing project.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rampaul bowls Trinidad & Tobago into Super50 Cup final
St John's (Antigua), Feb 25 (IANS) Fast bowler Ravi Rampaul took for our 29 from his 10 overs as Trinidad and Tobago Red Force easily defeated Jamaica Scorpions by six wickets to advance to the final of the CG Insurance Super50 Cup.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Fake government websites dupe over 4,000 of Rs 1.2 cr
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Delhi Police's Cyber Crime Unit has busted two websites passing themselves as government sites for registration on GeM (government e-marketplace) to defraud people and arrested four people in this connection, police said on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lady Gaga's dog-walker attacked, two bulldogs stolen
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Two of Lady Gaga's French bulldogs were taken away by an unidentified assailant after they shot at the man who was exercising them in Hollywood, reports said.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Dutee, Hima Das win sprints; Jacob 400m in personal best time (Ld)
Patiala, Feb 25 (IANS) Assam's ace sprinter Hima Das won the women's 200m race while Odisha's Dutee Chand dominated 100m in the second leg of the Indian Grand Prix meet here on Thursday, even as Delhi's Amoj Jacob recorded personal best time to win the men's 400m.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
PRISM to give round the clock info to MPs: LS Speaker (Ld)
Shillong, Feb 25 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday said that information technology based Parliamentary Research and Information Support (PRISM) was launched in the Budget session of the Parliament to provide information to the MPs round the clock.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Pinarayi Vijayan hits out at Rahul Gandhi, Adityanath
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who had come under heavy attack from Rahul Gandhi and Yogi Adityanath, on Thursday hit back against both the Congress leader and his Uttar Pradesh counterpart.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
ISL: Jamshedpur survive Bengaluru fightback to win 3-2
Vasco (Goa), Feb 25 (IANS) Jamshedpur held on to sixth position after staving off a fightback from Bengaluru FC to win 3-2 in what was both sides' last match of the season in the Indian Super League on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Bengaluru zoo gifts 3 lions to Belagavi zoo
Bengaluru, Feb 25 (IANS) The Bannerghatta Biological Park here has gifted 3 lions to Kittur Rani Channamma zoo at Belagavi, an official said on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Warriors leapfrog Titans in Betway T20 Challenge
Durban, Feb 25 (IANS) Raynard van Tonder struck the highest score of the Betway T20 Challenge thus far but it was not enough as the VKB Knights were beaten by the Dafabet Warriors in their final group phase match at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
LS Speaker urges democratic institutions to share best practices
Shillong, Feb 25 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday appealed the democratic institutions, from the Parliament to state legislatures and local bodies, to work in harmony and share their best practices for greater efficacy.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
India spinners expose England's mental frailties, weak skill-sets
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) India's spin bowlers exposed England batsmen's frailties on pitches that aid turn more than usual. England's mental fragility as well as their lack of skills were laid bare as slow bowlers Axar Patel and R Ashwin kept them under a tight leash with wicket-to-wicket line.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
SC suggests more courts for speedy cheque bounce case trials
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Against the backdrop of staggering pendency of 35 lakh cheque bounce cases, the Supreme Court on Thursday suggested that the Centre examine the possibility of additional courts for speedy disposal of these cases.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
60m hurdles sexier than a sprint: New world indoor champ Holloway
Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS) Grant Holloway, who eclipsed the 16-year-old world indoor 60m hurdles record at the Villa de Madrid meeting on Wednesday by clocking 7.29 seconds, says his event is sexier than just a regular fast sprint.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Athletics
Spurious liquor kills 4 in Bihar, 2 lose eyesight
Patna, Feb 25 (IANS) Four persons have died while two others have lost their eyesights after consuming suspected poisonous liquor in Bihar's Rohtas district in the last 10 days.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana HC asks government to resume Covid bulletin
Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Two days after Telangana stopped issuing a daily media bulletin on the Covid-19 situation, the Telangana High Court on Thursday directed the state government to resume it to provide information to people on a daily basis.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Fugitives can't sit easy in other jurisdictions: CBI on Nirav Modi verdict
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday termed UK court allowing extradition of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case as a "significant" achievement in its efforts to curb corruption.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Glade One Masters golf: Chouhan, Gandas in joint lead after 3rd rd
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow produced a super eight-under-64 while Manu Gandas of the DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurugram, shot a determined five-under-67 as the duo held the joint third round lead at 12-under-132, three shots head of the rest, at the Glade One Masters on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Golf
Modi's mega plan to fight malnutrition, over dozen ministries combine to fight the menace
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) In its biggest fight against 'hidden hunger', the Narendra Modi-led government has chalked out a mega plan to alleviate malnutrition through biofortified food crops.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid helped me tame home conditions: TT national champ Gnanasekaran
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) A day after winning the national men's single table tennis title by outplaying seasoned Achanta Sharath Kamal in the final, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran on Thursday revealed that the key to his success was adapting to Indian playing conditions as the global Covid pandemic forced him to change his training pattern.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Rohit Sharma's bane turns into his success on tough tracks
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) After his dismissal off the bowling of spinner Nathan Lyon in the first innings of the fourth and final Test against Australia in Brisbane last month, Rohit Sharma was criticised for being too aggressive and profligate. But that same approach has held him in good stead as the right-handed batsman has emerged as the difference between India and England over the last two Tests.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
What legal recourse can Nirav Modi take after UK court ruling
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) In a major setback to fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, a UK court on Thursday ordered his extradition in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank loan fraud case, after almost a two-year long legal battle.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ready for harsh summer, farmers put up tents at Ghazipur
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) More than 90 days have passed since farmers began their agitation on the borders of the national Capital. With every passing day, the nature of the problems they face also changes.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid cases in Andhra outstrip recoveries for second day
Amaravati, Feb 25 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh registered 82 new Covid cases against 74 recoveries in the second successive day of higher infections on Thursday, taking the state's tally over 8.89 lakh.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Prime Focus shares jump 20%, SEBI likely to revise open offer price at fair value (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The shares of Prime Focus hit the roof on Thursday to close 20 per cent higher at Rs 62 with huge volumes.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian skeet women in line for World Cup podium finish
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Indian national women's skeet team, comprising Parinaaz Dhaliwal, Ganemat Shekon, and Karttiki Singh Shaktawat, are in line for a podium finish at the season-opening shotgun World Cup in Cairo on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
KTR reiterates claim of 1,32,899 jobs in six years
Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Telangana's Industry and Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao on Thursday reiterated his claim that the state government filled 1,32,899 posts in various departments during the last six years.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
After 23 years, murder accused found juvenile, SC set asides life imprisonment
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) In 1998, a father and his two sons were accused of a murder in Madhya Pradesh. Twenty threee years later, the Supreme Court on Thursday set aside the life imprisonment of one of the two sons, noting he was a juvenile when the offence was committed, and sent his case to the Juvenile Justice Board to determine the quantum of fine.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi govt to switch its fleet of cars to EVs in 6 months
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Taking forward the 'Switch Delhi' campaign, the Delhi government on Thursday ordered all its departments to replace all hired fuel vehicles with electric vehicles within the next six months.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha to screen people arriving from 12 states
Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday directed screening of people entering the state from 12 high-risk states to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
55% of eligible healthcare workers get second Covid vax jab
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Over 18.5 lakh healthcare workers who had received the first dose of vaccines since the launch of Covid immunisation drive, have been inoculated with the second and final dose, whereas 2,44,511 of them received the second shot on Thursday, the Union Health Ministry said.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kejriwal's security cover not reduced, say Delhi Police (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) After the AAP-led Delhi government accused the Union Home Ministry of reducing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's security on Thursday, the Delhi Police denied the claim and said Z-plus security is maintained.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Will continue to fight for poor in the state: Chandrababu Naidu
Kuppam (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 25 (IANS) In his first visit to Kuppam after the recent panchayat polls drubbing, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday vowed that he would continue to fight for the poor in the state.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'2020 LNG demand steady despite Covid-19, set for growth'
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade increased to 360 million tonnes in 2020, despite the unprecedented volatility caused by the Covid-19 pandemic which resulted in lockdowns around the world, according to Shell's latest annual LNG Outlook published on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Priyanka holds meet on UP Assembly poll preparations
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who is spearheading the farmers' agitation in Uttar Pradesh, met the members of the manifesto committee of the UP Congress in New Delhi on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nirav Modi's extradition order by UK court in line with Modi Govt's commitment'
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Welcoming the UK court order to extradite fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi to India, the BJP said it is in line with Narendra Modi government's commitment to punish offenders as per Indian law.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
States, UTs asked to expand vaccination: Union Health Ministry
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Union Health ministry said on Thursday that an advisory has been issued to all states and Union Territories to expand Covid-19 vaccination to all public healthcare facilities along with medical centres empanelled in the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) and PM Jan Aarogya Yojna (PM-JAY) for the next phase of vaccination for people above 60 set to begin from March 1.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
BJP, Cong feud over EVM use in MP civic body polls
Bhopal, Feb 25 (IANS) In Madhya Pradesh, the dispute over the counting of votes in the urban body elections is intensifying even before the dates of the polls have been announced. While the Congress is demanding a paper ballot, the BJP says the Congress is already searching for excuses for its impending defeat.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Pvt medical colleges autonomous on fee but must be reasonable: SC
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said private medical colleges have the autonomy to decide on the fee to be charged, but it is essential to ensure this is reasonable and non-exploitative.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Work on India's first cable-styled bridge in full swing
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Work on India's first cable-styled bridge, also called the Anji bridge, is going on in full swing in Jammu and Kashmir's Raesi district, and 85 per cent of the work was completed by January this year.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kohli laments poor batting by both teams on 'good batting wicket'
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli lamented the quality of batting from India and England in the third Test that saw teams getting bowled out for low scores in the first three completed innings and the pink ball Test finishing inside two days at the reconstructed stadium at Motera.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Neha Kakkar gives 3 lakh to family of labourer missing after Uttarakhand deluge
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Singer Neha Kakkar is giving Rs 3 lakh to the family of a labourer who went missing after the recent deluge in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SUV with 20 gelatin sticks found dumped near Mukesh Ambani's house (Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) In a shock development, an SUV filled with at least 20 gelatin sticks was found abandoned outside Antilia, the lavish multi-storied home of billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani, here on Thursday evening, officials said.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Patel, able 'replacement' of Jadeja, bags 1st 10-wkt haul (2nd lead)
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Axar Patel's dismissals of Jonny Bairstow in both innings was very Ravindra Jadeja-like. Playing just his second Test, Patel beat Bairstow on the inside edge for a leg-before decision in the first innings as the batsman played for the turn.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Return of Hindu Mahasabha leader to MP Congress sparks debate
Bhopal/Gwalior, Feb 25 (IANS) The return of Babulal Chaurasia, the former Hindu Mahasabha councillor from Gwalior to the Congress has kicked up a storm in the state's political circles. Chaurasia was inducted in the party on Thursday in the presence of former chief minister and now Congress chief Kamal Nath.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Travis Scott might face probe for violating Covid regulations
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Rapper Travis Scott might have to face investigation for breaking Covid regulation by holding a flash-mob event in West Hollywood on Tuesday.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Over 10.36 lakh voters in polls for two MLC seats in Telangana
Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Over 10.36 lakh graduates are eligible to cast their votes in two constituencies of the Telangana Legislative Council going to polls next month.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Stopping Beas water will create havoc in Delhi: Chadha
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Vice Chairperson Raghav Chadha on Thursday alleged that the central government is going to stop 232 million gallons per day (MGD) of water from the Beas river to the national capital for a month which will create havoc in the city.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Simon Cowell on 2020 accident: It could have been a lot worse
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Music mogul Simon Cowell recalls how his motorbike accident last year nearly smashed his spine to pieces, adding that the minute it happened he knew something dangerous had occurred to him.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Telugu star Sreerama Chandra on negative role in 'MMOF': Now I know how villains feel!
Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Telugu actor Sreerama Chandra is all set for his new release, MMOF. The actor plays a negative role in the film, and he says his dialogues are the soul of the film.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Karnataka independent MLA extends support to Congress
Bengaluru, Feb 25 (IANS) Independent MLA Sharath Bachegowda from Hosakote Assembly segment in Bengaluru Rural district has extended support to the opposition Congress in Karnataka, the party said on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
BJP's 'Modipara' campaign gaining momentum in Bengal (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) On the line of its successful 'Mission 272+' campaign in 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has come up with a similar dedicated campaign for poll-bound West Bengal -- 'Modipara' -- which is a volunteer-based programme to reach out to the youth and professionals.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3rd Test: Sensational win for India, team closer to WTC final (3rd Lead)
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) India, riding on spinners Axar Patel and R. Ashwin, took a 2-1 lead in the four-Test series to take a step closer to the World Test Championship (WTC) final after beating England by 10 wickets in the third session on the second day of the five-day third Test that saw 30 wickets fall in just under the first five sessions.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
India's consumption, investment demand recovers: Moody's, ICRA
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Moody's Investors Service has affirmed a stable outlook for non-financial corporates in India on the back of easing pandemic restrictions, the government stimulus aimed at boosting consumption and investment, and a benign funding environment.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NSE trading halt: SEBI to step in for rectification
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) A day after the National Stock Exchange halted trading on its platform for around four hours causing mayhem among investors and brokers, the SEBI on Thursday said that it will take all the required steps to ensure rectification of the causes of the incident, and also address institutional deficiencies, if needed.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Subuhii Joshii: I have been through a lot but suicide is not the solution
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Television actress Subuhii Joshii says the perception that actors are only all about partying and having a good time is wrong. On contrary, many in the profession are lonely at hearts and that takes a toll on mental health.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Another Andhra love story goes wrong
Narsaraopeta (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 25 (IANS) In yet another love story ending tragically in Andhra Pradesh, a 19-year-old youth in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur murdered a girl he purportedly was in relationship with after suspecting her of favouring someone else.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Deepshika Nagpal: I am a learner and that's why I've survived
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Deepshika Nagpal has been around for over her 25 years in the entertainment industry now, working in films, television shows and web series. She says the key to survival is learning.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
CBFC chairperson Prasoon Joshi: Govt measures on social media, OTT to provide clarity
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Prasoon Joshi, Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), on Thursday reacted positively to the government's decision to impose stringent guidelines on social media and over-the-top (OTT) platforms.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
DMK, Congress 'brainstorm' on looting people: PM Modi
Coimbatore, Feb 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a scathing attack on the DMK and Congress said the leaders of the two parties "brainstorm" on looting the people.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
BJP's 'Modipara' campaign gaining momentum in Bangal
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) On the line of its successful 'Mission 272+' campaign in 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has come up with a similar dedicated campaign for poll-bound West Bengal -- 'Modioara' -- which is a volunteer-based programme to reach out to the youth and professionals.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nirav Modi 2nd high profile fugitive to lose extradition battle
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) After fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi faced a setback on Thursday after a UK court ordered his extradition in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case, it became the second major order that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has managed to secure from the overseas court months after now defunct Kingfisher Airlines founder Vijay Mallya lost his appeal too.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Karnataka to audit explosives in mines, quarries: Minister
Davangere (Karnataka), Feb 25 (IANS) Taking a serious note of two blasts in quarries in a gap of a month, Karnataka has decided to conduct an audit of explosive materials in all the quarries and mines across the state, the Home minister, Basavaraj Bommai said here on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Bollywood newcomer Seerat Kapoor on her stint in Telugu films
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Seerat Kapoor, granddaughter of late acting guru Roshan Taneja, is set to make her Bollywood debut after establishing her career in Telugu films. She says that the two industries have a lot of similarities and gives her the opportunity to explore her craft.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
India beat England in 3rd Test, take 2-1 lead in series
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Spinners ruled the roost as India took a 2-1 lead in the four-match Test series with an emphatic 10-wicket win over England on the second day of the third match here on Wednesday. India needed to score only 49 runs for a win and openers Rohit Sharma (25 not out) and Shubman Gill (15 not out) scored those runs in 7.4 overs, even as the dusty pitch comes under scrutiny.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
J&K sees 108 new Covid cases, no deaths
Jammu, Feb 25 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded 108 new Covid cases and 59 discharges after recovery from different hospitals while no death was reported from anywhere during the last 24 hours.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Tourism Ministry hosts workshop on homestay development
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) 725 Homestay owners from Darjeeling, Kalimpong and foothills of Dooars participated in this three-day Mega workshop and were trained in marketing, sales, attitudinal development and product knowledge by the Tourism Ministry.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Digital India Mission: Haryana assembly to go paperless
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) Carrying the initiative of Digital India Mission, Haryana will become the 16th state to introduce paperless functioning of the state legislative assembly.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
SUV with suspected explosives found outside Mukesh Ambani's home
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Mumbai Police went into a tizzy after an SUV filled with suspected explosives was detected outside Antilia, the lavish multi-storied home of billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani, here on Thursday evening, officials said.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'India's 10-yr sovereign yield may be 6.40% by March 2022'
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) As bond yields continue to rise, India's 10-year sovereign yield is likely to rise from 6.00 per cent in March 2021 to 6.40 per cent by March 2022, said a report by Acuite Ratings and Research.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Swara recalls her conversations with Madhavan on 'Tanu Weds Manu' sets as film turns 10
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhasker played the role of Payal in Aanand L. Rai's Tanu Weds Manu, which released a decade ago on this day. She recalls having a great time on the set with her colleagues while shooting the film.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
TPC zonal commander named in NIA's fresh charge sheet
Ranchi, Feb 25 (IANS) The zonal commander of Jharkhand-based terrorist group Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC)-- a breakaway group of the banned CPI-Maoist -- has been named in a new charge sheet filed by the National Investigation Agency on Thursday in a 2017 extortion case.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
'Cyberattack rate per healthcare organisation up 37% in 2020'
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Cyberattacks on hospitals and healthcare organisations has emerged as a top hacker trend in 2020, as monthly cyberattacks per healthcare organization jumped 37 per cent in the last 12 months, said a report by cybersecurity firm Check Point.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Tuticorin Port to be developed as transhipment port: Modi
Coimbatore, Feb 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the V.O.Chidambaranar (VOC) Port or the Tuticorin Port will be developed into a major transhipment port and a new multi modal logistics park will be set up near Sriperumbudur.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
'G-23' vs Rahul loyalists: Congress rift opens up again
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was attacked by the BJP for his "north-south" remark but he also faced surprise criticism from within his party with the 'G-23' dissenters waiting for the right time to attack him and it came after his speech in Kerala.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Without arms and violence, Modi govt fulfilling all demands of NE : Shah
Guwahati, Feb 25 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that without peace in northeast no development is possible and without arms and violence, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has been fulfilling all demands and requirements.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Kailash Kher sings a song in praise of Goddess Ganga
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Singer Kailash Kher has sung a soulful track in praise of Goddess Ganga, which will be used as the title track of an upcoming show.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India on cusp of a turnaround in fortunes: RBI Governor
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) India is on the cusp of a turnaround in fortunes as the caseload of Covid-19 declined in the country along with emergence of post-pandemic opportunities in several sectors, Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian Grand Prix athletics: Dutee, Hima Das win sprints
Patiala, Feb 25 (IANS) Assam's sprint prodigy Hima Das won the women's 200m race while Odisha's Dutee Chand dominated 100m in the second leg of the Indian Grand Prix meet at Patiala's National Institute of Sports here on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Centre notifies J&K scheme for industrial development
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Centre has notified the new central scheme for industrial development of Jammu and Kashmir.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sharad Malhotra: My mood dictates my fashion choices
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actor Sharad Malhotra, who recently achieved two million followers on Instagram, has often floored fans with his fashion choices. His jackets, particularly, are a huge hit with his admirers.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'All at sea' at a Goa beach? Lifeguards are now your swimming coaches
Panaji, Feb 25 (IANS) Lifeguards are now sharing valuable life-lessons with beachgoers in Goa.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society
No evidence that if extradited Nirav Modi won't get justice: UK court (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) In a major setback to fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, a UK court on Thursday ordered his extradition in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan fraud case, after almost a two-year long legal battle.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ranvir Shorey tests Covid negative, thanks netizens for prayers
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranvir Shorey has tested negative for Covid-19. The actor took to Twitter on Thursday to share the news with netizens thanking them for wishes and prayers.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Motera pitch comes under scrutiny again as spinners make hay
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) The pitch for the third Test here at the colossal and grand Motera stadium looked more like a construction site with puffs of dust rising, and the surface crumbling at both batting ends, even though the five-day pink ball Test was barely into its second day.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Xiaomi expands smartphone, smart TV manufacturing in India
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Smartphone maker Xiaomi on Thursday said it has roped in two more contract manufacturers, China's BYD and DBG, for smartphone manufacturing in India, besides hiring Radiant Appliances and Electronics in Telangana to add to its smart TV manufacturing capacity in the country.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
NSUI wins students' union polls in Kashi Vidyapeeth
Varanasi, Feb 25 (IANS) The panel of the Congress students wing NSUI has won a majority of seats in the students' union polls in the Kashi Vidyapeeth here.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
ISSDA concerns on revocation of duties on stainless steel imports
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian Stainless Steel Development Association (ISSDA), the country's apex stainless steel body, has voiced concerns about the impending adverse impact on domestic industry due to the temporary revocation of trade remedial duties on importing stainless steel, as announced in this year's Union Budget.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Robust global cues, healthy FII inflows push equities higher (Roundup)
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Robust global markets, along with healthy foreign fund inflows, aided India's benchmark equity indices to end higher for the second straight session on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Babil to father Irrfan: In my dreams, I have no knowledge of your desertion
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Irrfan Khan's son Babil on Thursday shared a photo of the late actor from his younger days on Instagram, stating that his father continues to live on in his dreams.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ashwin gets his line right to get to complete 400 Test wickets
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) On a wicket that helped spinners right from the start, it looked that it would only be a matter of time before R. Ashwin would reach his tally of 400 Test wickets in England's second innings on the second day of the third Test here.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Bag with Rs 1 lakh cash forgotten at Red Fort Metro Station
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) A bag containing Rs 1 lakh cash, found at the Red Fort Metro Station on Wednesday, remained unclaimed for some hours before its anxious owner came looking for it, officials said on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Chandigarh's 3rd straight win (Roundup)
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Chandigarh won their third consecutive match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Thursday, beating Services by five runs. Spinner Gaurav Gambhir starred with both bat and ball as he scored 44 first and then took four wickets as Chandigarh dismissed Services for 219, thus defending a total of 224/8.
2021-02-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Charu Asopa to join 'Kyun Utthe Dil Chhod Ayae' cast
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Television star Charu Asopa will soon join the show, Kyun Utthe Dil Chhod Ayae as Zorba Bai, who is invited to dance on a special occasion at Baigh house.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Charlize Theron: I think back how I made myself smaller in a relationship
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Academy Award winning actress Charlize Theron opened up about men and past relationships in a show hosted by Hollywood star Drew Barrymore. Theron says she thinks back how she made herself smaller for a guy or in a relationship.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Bharti Airtel raises $1.25 bn via debt instruments
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Bharti Airtel said on Thursday that it has successfully priced its debt fund raise of $1.25 billion through the issuance of its first ever dual-tranche dollar bond offering spread across senior and perpetual issuance.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nadda kicks-off 'Lokkho Sonar Bangla' campaign in Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) all India president J.P. Nadda on Thursday launched the party's 'Lokkho Sonar Bangla' (Target Golden Bengal) campaign to unseat the Mamata Banerjee-led West ruling Trinamool Congress government from power in West Bengal.
2021-02-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Sucheta Khanna: OTT rise won't affect viewership of TV comedy shows
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Sucheta Khanna has made a mark on several comedy shows on television. She says no matter how popular OTT becomes, comedy shows on TV will never lose viewership.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Religion no bar, R'sthan people donate Rs 464 cr for Ram Temple
Jaipur, Feb 25 (IANS) Rajasthan has set a record by donating a whopping Rs 464 crore for the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya with people from all castes and creeds coming forward to donate money under the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Nidhi campaign, said Indresh Goyal, Mahanagar Nidhi Pramukh, Samarpan Abhiyan.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion
Mangu Singh flags off e-Rickshaw facility from Jamia Millia Metro Station
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Managing Director Mangu Singh on Thursday flagged off a fleet of 25 e-rickshaws called ETO from the Jamia Millia Metro Station on the Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro network.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Decks cleared for Nirav Modi's extradition (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) In a major setback to fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, a UK court on Thursday ordered his extradition in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan fraud case, after almost a two-year long legal battle.
2021-02-25
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
OIL-led consortium places bid for BPCL's stake in Numaligarh Refinery
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Oil India Ltd (OIL), in consortium with Engineers India Ltd (EIL), have placed their bid for acquiring 61.65 per cent stake of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) in Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL), persons privy to the development said.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Patel ably 'replaces' Jadeja, captures maiden 10-wkt haul
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Axar Patel's wicket to get rid of Jonny Bairstow in both innings was very Ravindra Jadeja-like. Patel, playing just his second Test, beat Bairstow on the inside edge for leg-before in the first innings with the batsman playing for the turn.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Poet, teacher, priest Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiri no more
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 25 (IANS) Acclaimed teacher, poet and temple priest, Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiri passed away on Thursday at his house here, family sources said. He was 81.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Left in Kerala continues to hit out against Rahul Gandhi
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 25 (IANS) For the second day in succession, senior Left leaders in Kerala on Thursday made an all-out attack against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his remarks against the state's Pinarayi Vijayan government.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
WhatsApp and CDMA Telangana partner for tax payment, updates
Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Thursday joined hands with the Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration (CDMA), Telangana to ease the process of tax payment for citizens across the region.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Technology
Sushmita Sen confirms 'Aarya' season 2
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen on Thursday confirmed a second season of her web series Aarya, which marked her digital debut last year.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Prime Focus shares jump 20%, SEBI likely to revise open offer price at fair value
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The shares of Prime Focus hit the roof on Thursday to close 20 per cent higher at Rs 62 with huge volumes.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
England all out for 81, India need 49 to win 3rd Test
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Two Indian slow bowlers on Thursday bagged all 10 wickets to spin out England for a mere 81 runs in their second innings on a dusty pitch, and now Virat Kohli's team need 49 runs to win the third Test here. Left-armer Axar Patel captured five wickets to complete a match haul of 11.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Delhi Police denies Kejriwal's security reduced
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has reduced the security of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, sources in the CM's office told IANS on Thursday, though the Delhi Police denied Kejriwal's security had been relaxed.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Yami Gautam starts shooting for 'Dasvi'
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam began shooting for her upcoming film Dasvi on Thursday in Agra. Her co-stars Abhishek Bachchan and Nimrat Kaur had already stared shooting for the film earlier.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP MLA alleges irregularities in crop purchase in Bihar
Patna, Feb 25 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Shreyasi Singh has flagged irregularities in the purchase of crops and payments to the farmers in her district.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
US bans import of Chinese cotton but India yet to cash in as domestic prices surge
New Delhi, Feb 25: India, the largest producer of cotton, is yet to cash in on US ban on imports of the yarn from China. Reason? Price rise in the domestic market.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Pondicherry,National
Money was offered to topple Cong government in Puducherry: Independent MLA
Puducherry, Feb 25 (IANS) Independent MLA of Mahe assembly Constituency of Puducherry state, Dr V Ramachandran, has revealed that big money was offered to him for development of his constituency as well as personally for extending support to topple the Congress government of Puducherry. Dr Ramachandran was speaking to IANS over telephone. Excerpts from the interview:
2021-02-25
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Meet Thota Anusha - AP's 'skater-turned-sarpanch'
Orvakal (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 25 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Orvakal village in Kurnool district got a new 'skater-turned-sarpanch' - Thota Anusha - in the recent Panchayat polls, who says the villagers voting a woman like her to power indicates their readiness for development.
2021-02-25
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Nepal: NCP Vice-Chairman Bamdev Gautam meets Dahal
Kathmandu, Feb 25 (IANS) In the aftermath of Nepal's Supreme Court reinstating the House of Representatives, repealing the government's December 20 decision to dissolve the Lower House of the Federal Parliament, ruling Nepal Communist Party's (NCP) Vice-Chairman Bamdev Gautam has met the co-chair of NCP's Dahal-Nepal faction, Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
New social media norms empower enforcement agencies: Experts
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) As the Indian government on Thursday announced new stringent guidelines for social media platforms, legal and policy experts have said that the rules will empower police and enforcement agencies, while the "traceability" requirement may make it tough for some platforms to provide their services in India.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
FB says will carefully study new India social media guidelines
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Under political pressure to sanitise its family of apps including WhatsApp in India, Facebook on Thursday cautiously welcomed the new social media regulations on intermediaries, saying the company will comb through the new rules to chart its further course of action.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Politics
Bipasha Basu, Karan Singh Grover are back from 'La La Land'
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu and her husband Karan Singh Grover celebrated the latter's birthday at Maldives recently. The couple is back from the trip now.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Walmart to help MSMEs in UP go global with Vriddhi programme
Agra, Feb 25 (IANS) Retail behemoth Walmart on Thursday expanded its Vriddhi programme to Uttar Pradesh with launching of an e-Institute to help small businesses get access to skills and competencies through online and offline channels such as Flipkart's marketplace and Walmart's international supply chain.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Politics
Bollywood can't get over 'Pawri' vibes as meme fest continues
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Bollywood continues to be obsessed with the viral mashup, Pawri ho rahi hai. The mashup has not only been inspiring a meme fest among our stars over the past few days, it has also made its way into B-Town film promotion now!
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Zoom to roll out 'automatic closed captioning' for all free accounts
San Francisco, Feb 25 (IANS) Video conferencing app Zoom said it is working towards making "automatic closed captioning" available for all the free account holders to make the service more accessible.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Shaw shatters records on way to 152-ball 227
Jaipur, Feb 25 (IANS) Opening batsman Prithvi Shaw on Thursday rediscovered his form and became the eighth Indian player to score a double century in 50-over cricket as he smashed an unbeaten 227 off 152 deliveries, including a whopping 31 fours and five sixes, for Mumbai against minnows Puducherry in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match here.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Contribute to country's progress, Union Min to post-doc fellows
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Rattan lal Kataria, on Thursday urged the newly inducted post-doctoral fellows of Dr Ambedkar International Centre (DAIC) to contribute to the country's progress under the government's vision of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Rs 80 lakh cr public money at risk if PSBs privatised: UFBU
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Strongly opposing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plans to privatise all public sector banks (PSBs), the Unted Forum of Banking Unions on Thursday said that it could imperil Rs 80 lakh crore hard-earned money belonging to the people.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
PM Modi to inaugurate India Toy Fair on Feb 27
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the India Toy Fair 2021 on February 27 through video conferencing.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Yemeni with rare cardiac complication treated in Gurugram hospital
Gurugram, Feb 25 (IANS) A Yemeni who was diagnosed with thoracic aneurysm has been treated successfully in a hospital here, doctors said, adding that the ailment has a fatality rate of around 75 per cent.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Ropeway project in Nandi Hills soon: Karnataka minister
Chikkaballapur, Feb 25 (IANS) Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Thursday said that a cable car facility at the popular tourist spot of Nandi Hills will be a reality soon as the state government has released Rs 10 crore already for developing this place into an international tourist destination.
2021-02-25
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Rekindling a forgotten Himalayan story
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Did the CIA, in association with Indias Intelligence Bureau, clandestinely plant nuclear devices on Nanda Devi, the second highest mountain in India, in the 1950s to spy on Chinas nuclear programme and which are said to have led to a glacier break and triggered the devastating floods in Uttarakhand earlier this month?
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
OPPO developing phone with second display within rear camera
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has patented a unique smartphone with a tiny display housed within the rear camera module.
2021-02-25
Category: International, China,Technology
Varanasi students develop glacier flood sensor alarm
Varanasi, Feb 25 (IANS) Three students of Ashoka Institute of Technology and Management have developed a glacier flood alarm sensor which will alert the people before any natural disaster.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Himachal rabies expert in WHO's snakebite panel
Shimla, Feb 25 (IANS) Padma Shree awardee for his path-breaking research in rabies, Omesh Kumar Bharti, who is a state epidemiologist with the Himachal Pradesh Institute of Health and Family Welfare has now been included in the WHO's panel of experts for strategic plan for control and prevention of snakebite envenoming.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
NorthEast look to complete turnaround with win vs Kerala (Match Preview 107)
Vasco, Feb 25 (IANS) NorthEast United face Kerala Blasters in their final match of the Indian Super League (ISL) group stage needing at least a point to confirm a spot in the playoffs.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Odisha Congress Bhawan witnesses group clash
Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 (IANS) Tension flared up at Congress Bhawan here as two groups of party workers clashed in presence of Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Niranjan Patnaik on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
CBI nabs 2 Mumbai customs officers for graft
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation swooped on the New Customs House here and nabbed an Assistant Commissioner of Customs and a Superintendent of Customs in an alleged bribery case, officials said here on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Lack' of spectrum major issue before 5G rollout (IANS Exclusive Part-2)
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) As the stage is almost set for selective rollout of 5G (fifth generation) mobile network technology in India by 2021-end, the Telecom Ministry is facing insufficiency of spectrum with the defence and space sectors seeking nearly half of the spectrum.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid cases slightly up in Delhi with Feb's first 200+ tally
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Covid-19 case rate, which seemed to have come under control in the national capital, is now gradually rising. For the first time in this month, the national capital recorded over 200 cases in the last 24 hours while the positivity rate has also went up by a few decimal points on Thursday, as per the Delhi government's latest health bulletin.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Domestic hockey tournaments to be held from March
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Domestic hockey competitions in India will start with the women's sub junior national championship which will be held in Simdega, Jharkhand from March 10 to March 18, 2021, Hockey India said on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Australia passes law to make Google, FB pay for news content
Canberra, Feb 25 (IANS) Australia's parliament passed the "world-leading" News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code on Thursday aimed at making digital platforms like Facebook and Google pay for news content on the platform.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Australia,Technology
Top IRTS officer picked for J&K industrial outreach
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir has picked top IRTS officer Ranjan P Thakur to help J&K's industrial outreach.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tejashwi raises Sitamarhi encounter in Assembly, hits out at govt
Patna, Feb 25 (IANS) The Bihar government is on the backfoot after an encounter with the liquor mafia in Sitamarhi district on Wednesday claimed the life of a sub-inspector while a guard sustained grievous injuries.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Delhi: Man kills wife with blunt object, held
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) A 25-year-old woman was murdered by her husband on Thursday as the accused suspected her of having illicit relations in north Delhi's Mukundpur.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Decks cleared for Nirav Modi's extradition
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) In a major setback to fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, a UK court on Thursday ordered his extradition in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case.
2021-02-25
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Suhana Khan shares a 'cheesy' picture
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Suhana Khan, daughter of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, has posted a picture grating cheese. More than her chore, it is her fashion statement in the image that is turning heads.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Raj makes RT-PCR test mandatory for Maha, Kerala travellers
Jaipur, Feb 25 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday chaired a COVID-19 review meeting where an RT-PCR negative report was made mandatory for those travelling from Maharashtra and Kerala to Rajasthan.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
No thinning of troops along LoC: Army
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) There is no proposal of thinning of troops along Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir as Pakistan has not stopped terrorism, Indian Army said on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Youth Akali Dal to 'gherao' Delhi Police
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) The Youth Akali Dal will 'gherao' Delhi Police personnel for singling out Punjabi youths for arrest by allegedly registering "false cases" against them in connection with the January 26 violence in the national capital.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
India plea for extradition, Interpol notice refused, Sandesaras to SC
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Richmond Investments Pvt Ltd, owned by Sterling Biotech promoters Sandesaras, have filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court, contending that Nigeria and Albania in April and July 2019, respectively, declined to extradite members of the family, the Interpol had refused India's request for Red Corner Notice, and Indian agencies are acting unilaterally against them.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
When Malaika recreated 'Run Lola Run' in white sari
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Malaika Arora on Thursday shared her version of the hit German film Run Lola Run, dubbing it Run Malla Run.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bulgaria's Covid death toll tops 10K
Sofia, Feb 25 (IANS) Bulgaria's Covid-19 death toll mounted to 10,026 after 48 new fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours, health ministry said on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Bulgaria,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rahul must apologise for 'north-south' remark: Aditi Singh
Lucknow (UP), Feb 25 (IANS) Rebel UP Congress MLA Aditi Singh has sought an apology from former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for his "north-south" remark.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Google adding new Stadia Pro games for March 2021
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Google is adding new games led by PixelJunk Raiders, AVICII Invector and PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle to Stadia next month for Stadia Pro members.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Ekta Kapoor is proud of 'Pagglait'
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Producer Ekta Kapoor is thrilled with the way her film Pagglait has turned out. She has co-produced the film, starring Sanya Malhotra, with Guneet Monga, and took to Instagram on Thursday to share her appreciation for the project.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Samsung to develop folding displays for Google, OPPO, Xiaomi'
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Samsung is reportedly working on developing foldable OLED display panels for various companies like OPPO, Xiaomi and Google.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Delhi's LNJP spl ward for infections by mutant strains
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) With the Centre confirming presence of two variants of novel Coronavirus in a few states, the Delhi government has started making preparations to counter any eventuality.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Sargun Mehta, Ravi Dubey turn producers with TV show 'Udaariyan'
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actor couple Sargun Mehta and Ravi Dubey are all set to release their television production Udaariyan. The TV show has been produced by their banner of Dreamiyata.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
PUBG: New State announced for Android, iOS
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) PUBG universe is expanding with a new mobile title for Android and iOS called PUBG: New State, which catapults the battle royale ahead in time for a more futuristic take on the massive multiplayer genre.
2021-02-25
Category: International, China,Technology
Varun Sharma calls 'Roohi' crazier sister of 'Stree'
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actor Varun Sharma calls his next release Roohi the crazier sister of the 2018 Rajkummar Rao starrer Stree.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
No fundamental right of same-sex marriage: Centre to HC (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that there is no fundamental right to seek recognition for same-sex marriage.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kangana claims she is the 'only' actress after Sridevi to try comedy
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Kangana Ranaut has claimed that she is the only actress after late superstar Sridevi to have given comedy a shot. Her assertion came on Thursday, which marks 10 years of release of her hit romantic comedy, Tanu Weds Manu.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine found 94% effective in real world
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine showed 94 per cent efficacy in a real world study conducted in Israel involving 1.2 million people.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Bharti AXA Life boosts protection cover segment
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) In a bid to explore and expand the new avenues in the overall term insurance market in India, leading private sector insurer Bharti AXA Life has enriched the protection cover segment with the benefits of 'Quit Smoking' and 'Stay Fit' in its life cover solution Bharti AXA Life Flexi Term Pro.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
3rd Test: India take 33-run lead vs Eng as Root takes 5 wkts
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) India took a slender 33-run first-innings lead against England as they were bowled for 145 in 53.2 overs in the first session of the second day of the third Test here on Thursday. England captain, at best a part-time spinner, took a staggering career-best figures of five wickets for eight runs to hasten India's demise.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
IIT team identifies sustainable source for anti-cancer drug
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras researchers have identified a sustainable and high-yielding alternative source for the anti-cancer drug Camptothecin.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Health/Medicine
Andhra CM chips in for poor railway land encroachers with alternate plan
Amaravati/New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Chipping in to save the poor people who encroached upon Railway land in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has written to Union Railway Minister Piyush Goel to impress upon the Railway Board members to accept another parcel of land of equal value in lieu.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
PM launches key projects in Puducherry (Ld)
Puducherry, Feb 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated three projects and laid foundation stone for four in Puducherry, covering diverse sectors.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Regular classes in schools from March 1: Pak Minister
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistan Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood on Thursday announced that all the schools would reopen for regular 5-day classes from March 1.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Rehearsal for Feb 28 launch of India's rocket completed
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday said it had completed the launch rehearsal of its rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C51 (PSLV-C51).
2021-02-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech
Patel fills Jadeja's shoes by sticking to his strengths
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) India left-arm spinner Axar Patel's dismissal of England's Jonny Bairstow was very Ravindra Jadeja-like. Patel, playing just his second Test, beat Bairstow on the inside edge for leg-before wicket. The right-handed batsman played for the turn, only to realise that there was no turn. It is something Jadeja does extremely well on Indian wickets where there is turn.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Number of digitally skilled workers to grow 9X in India by 2025
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The number of workers in India requiring digital skills will need to increase nine times by 2025, and the average worker will need to develop seven new digital skills by 2025 to keep pace with technology advancements and demand, a new report said on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
All students of classes 9, 10, 11 declared pass: TN CM
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday announced that students of Classes 9, 10 and 11 will be declared passed without writing their annual/board exams for the academic year 2020-21.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
Covid vax for S. Africa strain ready for human testing: Moderna
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) US-based drugmaker Moderna said that it has completed manufacturing of clinical trial material for its variant-specific vaccine candidate against the SARS-CoV-2 variant known as B.1.351 -- first identified in the Republic of South Africa.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
BJP slams Andhra Jyothy media house, dubs it 'TDP pamphlet' (Ld)
Amaravati, Feb 25 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh unit of the BJP has boycotted Telugu news channel ABN Andhra Jyothy and its vernacular sister daily Andhra Jyothy, alleging that these two are working as a "Telugu Desam Party (TDP) pamphlet".
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
NE will be India's growth hub: Shah
Guwahati, Feb 25 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has identified the Northeast region as India's "Growth Hub".
2021-02-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Doubt-solving platform Doubtnut raises Rs 224 cr
Gurugram, Feb 25 (IANS) Leading multilingual doubt-solving platform platform Doubtnut on Thursday announced it has raised Rs 224 crore in series B funding led by SIG and Lupa Systems.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
Same-sex partners not comparable with Indian concept: Govt
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that living together as same-sex partners is not comparable with the Indian concept of a family unit.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Govt comes up with stricter norms for social media, OTT
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Union Government on Thursday came up with new stringent guidelines for social media platforms along with code of ethics for over-the-top (OTT) platforms and digital media.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Moody's expects India's fiscal position to remain weak
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Moody's Investors Service says that India's (Baa3 negative) weak fiscal position will remain a key credit challenge in 2021.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Small modular nuclear reactors are now beautiful for plant makers
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) For global nuclear power plant makers, small is now beautiful and they are looking at populating their small modular reactors across the world, said industry experts.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Technology,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi riots: HC to hear pleas on March 26
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday listed for March 26 a batch of petitions related to last year's violence in the national capital.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
NASA releases panoramic view of Mars rover landing site
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) NASA has released the first high-definition panoramic view of its Mars rover Perseverance's landing site at Jezero Crater.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Chinese Fintech Apps & rise of global surveillance state
New Delhi, Feb 25, In China, there has been an explosion of shady Fintech apps, some of which have come under heavy scrutiny for indulging in unlawful business practices, and establishing an underground banking system.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology
Bombay HC: Wife not a 'chattel' of husband
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) While ruling that a wife's refusal to make tea for her husband would not amount to a grave and sudden provocation for killing her, the Bombay High Court sharply observed that a wife is not the husband's property required to all the household work.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP slams Andhra Jyothy media house, dubs it 'TDP pamphlet'
Amaravati, Feb 25 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh unit of the BJP has boycotted Telugu news channel ABN Andhra Jyothy and its vernacular sister daily Andhra Jyothy, alleging that these two are working as a "Telugu Desam Party (TDP) pamphlet".
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Boora confirms India's 1st medal at Strandja Memorial boxing tourney
Sofia (Bulgaria), Feb 25 (IANS) India's Naveen Boora reached the semi-finals in the 69kg weight category on the fourth day of the 72nd Strandja Memorial boxing tournament, thus becoming the first boxer from the country to be assured of a medal in this year's competition.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
40% vegetables, fruits get wasted in India: IARI Director
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), which helps to increase the production of agricultural produce in the country through its research, is now working on preservation of these products too. The institute has made a refrigerator - Pusa Farm Sun Fridge - which can preserve up to two tons of fruits and vegetables.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
B'desh Nasir threatens action for spreading rumours about his marriage
Dhaka, Feb 25 (IANS) Bangladesh cricketer Nasir Hossain has warned of stern action against those spreading rumours about his marriage.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Consumer storage market in India grows 59% in H2 2020: CMR
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The India consumer storage market including microSD, pen drive and SD card shipments grew 59 per cent in the second half of 2020 when compared to the first half of last year, said a CyberMedia Research (CMR) report on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Go for BEST, reject Cong's feudal culture: PM in Puducherry
Puducherry, Feb 25 (IANS) Virtually launching BJP's campaign for upcoming Assembly elections in Puducherry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged people to vote for NDA's good governance agenda and reject anti-development forces.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Notified holidays will be maintained during assembly session: Goa CM
Panaji, Feb 25 (IANS) State assembly proceedings will not be conducted on notified government holidays during the upcoming budget session of the assembly, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Bike boat scam accused arrested in Lucknow
Lucknow, Feb 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's Special Task Force (STF) has arrested B.N. Tiwari, said to be the mastermind of the bike boat scam and owner of a private news channel.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No proposal to cut taxes on petrol, diesel in UP
Lucknow, Feb 25 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has said that there is no proposal to reduce tax on petrol and diesel as revenue is needed to ensure betterment of health services and other development works due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
MCA & CBIC sign MoU for exchange of data for enhancing Ease of Doing Business in India
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) and the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Thursday for data exchange between the two organisations.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ileana D'Cruz is a 'beach bum for life'
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS)  Bollywood actress Ileana DCruz on Thursday shared a twist of nostalgia from her holiday this time last year, in the process confessing she is a beach bum for life. 
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-Hry Cong leader Tanwar launches Apna Bharat Morcha
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Former Haryana Congress chief Ashok Tanwar launched his Apna Bharat Morcha in New Delhi on Thursday along with his supporters. He was joined by former Tripura Congress chief Pradyut Barman who had also quit the Congress.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Green space in prisons linked to reduced self-harm, violence
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Adding more trees, lawns and shrubbery in prisons may decrease the levels of violence and self-harm among prisoners, says a new study.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Govt gets tax-rich from oil sector, consumers bear brunt
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Government is all set to walk away with the highest level of excise duty collection from the petroleum sector this year, even as fuel consumers continue to face persistent increase in petrol and diesel prices that has taken the retail prices to historic high levels across the country.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Apple suppliers to start manufacturing mini-LED panels for iPads
San Francisco, Feb 25 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to release its long-awaited AirTags item trackers along with a refreshed iPad Pro and now a new report has claimed that the suppliers for mini-LED iPad display will begin manufacturing in March.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Surge in Covid cases in MP, but lockdown not to be imposed
Bhopal, Feb 25 (IANS) With the surge in daily Covid cases in Madhya Pradesh, the state government has implemented strict measures like making wearing masks compulsory, restrictions on holding any function etc. but ruled out the possibility of a complete lockdown in the state.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Chris Hemsworth's 7-yr-old son has a 'special' compliment for star
Sydney, Feb 25 (IANS) Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth on Thursday shared a handwritten note by his seven-year-old son Tristan on Instagram. The picture is of a piece of paper from a lined notebook in which his son refers to the 37-year-old actor as a "special friend".
2021-02-25
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Product customisation attracting retail customers: Report
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) With increasing competition across product categories, creating unique value propositions is becoming more and more challenging for brands and as a result, customisation, personalisation and bespoke offerings are becoming a norm to attract and retain consumers, according to a Deloitte India report.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bangladesh forex reserves hit new high of $44 bn
Dhaka, Feb 25 (IANS) Bangladesh's foreign exchange reserves have hit a new record of over $44.02 billion, thanks to the upward trend in remittances.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Varanasi toymakers excited about India Toy Fair
Lucknow, Feb 25 (IANS) The first India Toy Fair will be held virtually from February 27 to March 2 and toymakers from Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, will display their toys.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
UP courts to resume normal functioning from March 1
Prayagraj (UP), Feb 25 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court and its Lucknow bench and all Uttar Pradesh courts will function in a routine manner from March 1 with all judges and their supporting staff like private secretaries, bench secretaries and peons attending in full strength.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
International runners unlikely at Tokyo Olympic torch relay
Tokyo, Feb 25 (IANS) International runners will be unlikely to take part in the Olympic torch relay to start on March 25, organisers said here on Thursday. Tokyo 2020 chief operating officer Yukihiko Nunomura said at a news conference that foreign tourists and other short-term visitors have been barred from entering Japan because of COVID-19-related travel restrictions.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
7 states comprise 89.5% new Covid cases: Health Ministry
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Thursday that the situation of Covid-19 in seven states is deteriorating since cases there have contributed 89.5 per cent to the tally.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
ZTE showcases under-display facial recognition system
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) Chinese tech major ZTE has showcased its under-display 3D structured light system to support Face ID-style facial recognition at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2021.
2021-02-25
Category: International, China,Technology
Metroman Sreedharan 'turns villain' after decision to join BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 25 (IANS) No doubt, E.Sreedharan popularly known as the Metroman has enjoyed a cult image not only in Kerala, but across the country for his work. He has earned respect cutting across political lines.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Elephant runs amok, crushes 2 to death in Bihar
Nawada, Feb 25 (IANS) Two persons were crushed to death when a wild elephant ran amok in Bihar's Nawada district. A team from the forest department was trying to catch the elephant, which has also destroyed crops.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sanya Malhotra-starrer 'Pagglait' set for OTT release on March 26
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Pagglait, starring Sanya Malhotra starrer, will release digitally on March 26.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Azam Khan's 'Loktantra Senani' pension stopped
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 25 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has stopped the Loktantra Senani pension being received by Samajwadi Party MP Mohd Azam Khan.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Kerala court dismisses plea to cancel bail of actor Dileep
Kochi, Feb 25 (IANS) A Kerala court on Thursday refused to cancel the bail of popular Malayalam film actor Dileep who is an accused in the actress abduction case.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Farmers angry over govt notices, closure of roads
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The anger of the protesting farmers has started to boil over after three months of the agitation as they are upset with the government and the police over closure of the main roads at Ghazipur border and notices sent to several protesters.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Flu vaccination this season likely to be highest ever in US
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) More US adults reported receiving or planning to receive an influenza vaccination during the 2020-2021 flu season than ever before, a new survey reveals.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Covid isolation linked to increased domestic violence
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) While Covid-19 related lockdowns may have decreased the spread of a deadly virus, they appear to have created an environment for increased domestic violence, a new study suggests.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Daughter Bella to debut in Eddie Murphy-starrer 'Coming 2 America'
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Bella Murphy, daughter of Hollywood star Eddie Murphy is all set to make her big screen debut alongside her father in the upcoming film, Coming 2 America.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
PM launches key projects in Puducherry
Puducherry, Feb 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched several key projects in Puducherry on Thursday, just days after a Congress government collapsed in the state.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Bengali film actress Payel Sarkar joins BJP
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Star wars continue in poll-bound West Bengal as the Mamata Banerjee-led ruling Trinamool Congress and its arch rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are busy roping in film stars and actors in their respective political folds ahead of the forthcoming state Assembly elections.
2021-02-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Seagate announces new cloud data storage platform
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Data storage leader Seagate Technology on Thursday introduced a new storage-as-a-service platform that will help enterprises store, activate and manage the massive surge in data.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Why Sharad Kelkar won't give up dubbing duties
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Besides being a well-known actor on television and in films, actor Sharad Kelkar is also known for his skills as a dubbing artiste. Despite his busy schedule as an actor, Sharad says he never ignores his dubbing duties.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mika Singh to perform with Salman Khan after four years
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Singer Mika Singh will be seen performing with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan after four years in the upcoming show Indian Pro Music League (IMPL). 
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Office space absorption to grow 12-18% next fiscal : Crisil
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Net leasing of commercial office space across the country will grow 12-18 per cent to 25-30 million square feet (msf) next fiscal, riding on a low base of the current fiscal, gradual return of tenants to offices, and improvement in the macroeconomic situation, a CRISIL analysis showed on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CBI recovers Rs 15 lakh from premises of Goa ESIC officer
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday said it carried out searches at the premises of a Social Security Officer of the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) in Goa leading to recovery of Rs 15 lakh in cash in connection with its probe into a disproportionate assets case.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Can tweak & relaunch Covid vax within weeks: Harvard scholar amid rising mutations
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India is fighting one of the toughest battles against the Covid-19 outbreaks. The battle turned intense after daily cases resurged following a few weeks drop from a peak of over 90,000 infections in mid-September to a little over 10,000 in early February.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Akshay, SRK, Ranveer, Priyanka applaud Alia in 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' teaser
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) The teaser of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi has received a thumbs up from the biggies of Bollywood, with Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh praising lead actress Alia Bhatt's performance. 
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Priyanka Gandhi attacks govt on LPG hike
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) With fuel prices on the rise after LPG price was hiked by Rs 25 on Thursday, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slammed the Modi government.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mamata Banerjee rides e-scooter to protest petrol price hike
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Staging an unprecedented protest against the price hike of petroleum products, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday rode an electric scooter to reach her office in the state secretariat Nabanno building in Kolkata's adjoining Howrah district.
2021-02-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India, Pak agree for strict observance of all LoC agreements
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India and Pakistan reviewed the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, and agreed for strict observance of all agreements, and understandings, Indian Army said on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
US man kills neighbour, cooks her heart with potatoes
Oklahoma, Feb 25 (IANS) A man in the United States' Oklahoma has killed a woman neighbour and cut out her heart before cooking it with potatoes.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Covid-19 headwinds increase integrity challenges for emerging markets: EY
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) As organisations transition from managing the Covid-19 crisis toward building economic resilience, many are struggling to maintain integrity standards, the EY Global Integrity Report revealed.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jasmin Bhasin celebrates Aly Goni's birthday in Kashmir
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actors Jasmin Bhasin took to Instagram on Thursday to share a special birthday wish for her beau Aly Goni. The two have jetted off to Kashmir, to celebrate his birthday with his family. 
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Shaw becomes 8th Indian to score double ton in 50-over cricket
Jaipur, Feb 25 (IANS) Prithvi Shaw on Thursday became the eighth Indian player to score a double century in 50-over cricket. Shaw reached his 200 in just 142 runs playing for Mumbai against Puducherry in the Vijay Hazare Trophy at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. He smashed as many as 27 fours and four sixes on his way to the landmark.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Traders across India to go on strike on Friday
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Going ahead with their protest against arbitrary regulations and changes in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and alleged norm violations by e-commerce giants, traders across the country will go a day-long strike on Friday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
49% uneasy to report integrity concerns in India
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) As organizations transition from managing the Covid-19 crisis toward building economic resilience, many are struggling to maintain integrity standards according to the EY Global Integrity Report.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Xiaomi ropes in 2 new smartphone manufacturing partners in India
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Hit by supply chain disruptions during the global pandemic, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Thursday said it has hired two new smartphone manufacturing partners, BYD and DBG in India to set up factories in the country, thereby pushing its "Make in India" drive to the next level.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
KFC plans tech-driven innovations in food order, delivery
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANSlife) Actor Anil Kapoor took to Instagram to post an ad film in which he is seen snacking on KFC's new range of burgers. KFC has roped in the Bollywood star, along with Prakash Raj, to launch its new Value Burgers' campaign.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Huawei allows 3rd-party apps on its wearables
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) Chinese tech giant Huawei has announced that its smart wearables are now open to third-party apps.
2021-02-25
Category: International, China,Technology
YouTube announces supervised content, more parental control
San Francisco, Feb 25 (IANS) Google-owned video-streaming platform YouTube has unveiled a new feature that would help parents to control what their kids watch on the platform by enabling different content settings on the platform.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Despite Covid, India sees 2nd-best yr of Fintech funding'
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Covid-19 disruptions have given an added push to the development of digital ecosystem in the country as is evident from the increased investor activity in the Fintech sector despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Samsung Galaxy M12 in India next month for around Rs 12K
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Expanding its hot-selling Galaxy M series, Samsung is set to launch Galaxy M12 next month that will be priced around Rs 12,000.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
How just 'hospital' word led to a family reunion
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Delhi Police reunited a 30-year-old divyang person with his family following a lead based on just one word - Hospital.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Centre to file reply on plea for recognition of same-sex marriage today
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday informed the Delhi High Court that it will file a reply on a batch of petitions filed by same-sex couples seeking enforcement of fundamental right of choice of the partner later in the day.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
UAE: Indian expats' plea for Covid tests exemption gains momentum
Dubai, Feb 25 (IANS) A plea for exemption from mandatory Covid tests by the UAE-based Indian expats before travelling to India is gaining momentum as social workers and community groups have recently joined the bandwagon.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Politics
Friday Clashes: Bollywood biggies lock horns in overcrowded year
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Bollywood experienced a lull last year with hardly any film getting a theatrical release owing to the complete closure of cinemas. With business opening up, many films are ready to release and raring to go. The inevitable, of course, is happening with a slew of films announcing release dates. In an overcrowded market, multiple Fridays this year will see box office clash between two films.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Girish Karnad Memorial Lecture on 'US Politics: Why Here, and Where from Here?' on March 12
Bangalore, Feb 25 (IANS) At a time when US President Joe Biden is known to have a China plan in which India has a role, and a clutch of Indian American have been named to key positions in the new administration, renowned journalist and commentator Edward Luce, who was the New Delhi-based South Asia Bureau Chief of Financial Times and has written a seminal book on India, will be heard with eager attention when he delivers the Girish Karnad Memorial Lecture 2021 on 'US Politics: Why Here, and Where from Here? here on March 12.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Ex-Samsung executive Manu Sharma to lead Nothing's India biz
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Nothing, a London-based consumer technology company, on Thursday announced it has appointed former Samsung executive Manu Sharma, as Vice President and General Manager of Nothing India.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
I-T searches Haryana MLA Balraj Kundu's premises
New Delhi/Rohtak, Feb 25 (IANS) The Income Tax (I-T) department on Thursday carried out searches at several locations in Haryana linked to independent legislator Balraj Kundu, who has been associated with the farmers' agitation, officials said.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid grips Maha hostel, 229 students test positive
Washim (Maharashtra), Feb 25 (IANS) Amid a fresh spurt in Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, a staggering 229 students, 4 teachers and some non-teaching staffers have tested positive in a residential school hostel in Washim, an official said here on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Google APL helping organisations fight child abuse online
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) In its effort to fight child sexual abuse online, Google helped its partners classify more than 2 billion images in 2020, thus identifying the small fraction of violative content faster and with more precision and tackle illegal content referred to as child sexual abuse material (CSAM).
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
India's TRIPS waiver proposal on vax gets wider WTO support
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India initiated proposal seeking a temporary waiver of global intellectual property rights rules in view of the pandemic has got wider support with 57 WTO members joining the initiative as co-sponsors.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
ICICI Lombard, IRM India to strengthen ERM Ecosystem
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) India Affiliate of Institute of Risk Management (IRM India), a professional body for Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) qualifications, and private sector general insurer ICICI Lombard have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for knowledge partnership.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Anu Singh Choudhary: Women's resilience stood out during pandemic
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANSlife) For screenwriter and filmmaker Anu Singh Choudhary, the question that led to the Audible Original series 'Mad Mommas' was: 'Have the gender roles within families really shifted during these turbulent times?' She has recently written the series which captures the lives of four working mothers caught up in the work-life balancing act.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
RSS worker murder: 8 SDPI men detained in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 25 (IANS) Eight workers of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) were taken into custody in connection with the killing of a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker in Alappuzha, police said on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Hariharan and Bickram Ghosh launch 'Ishq' songs
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANSlife) Composer Bickram Ghosh and singer Hariharan have teamed up to bring to audiences myriad shades of love, the much needed emotion post pandemic. They have released an album titled 'Ishq - Songs Of Love'.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Jim Sarbh to deliver a monologue in theatre production
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANSlife) The versatile actor Jim Sarbh, who believes that storytelling must adapt to changing scenarios, said he is all for adopting a hybrid model: both physical theatre performances and virtual screenings. The actor will perform in 'Sea Wall', a co-production of National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and BookMyShow, which will stream online.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Won't support Taliban, aim is to endure peace in Afghanistan'
Kabul, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistan will not support the Taliban, but aims for enduring peace in Afghanistan, said a senior official of the Pakistan's army.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Apple iPhone 13 may pack Qualcomm's Snapdragon X60 modem
San Francisco, Feb 25 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to launch iPhone 13 lineup and now a new report has claimed that the upcoming series will use Qualcomm's Snapdragon X60 5G modem.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
IOC confirms Brisbane as preferred host for 2032 Olympics
Paris, Feb 25 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has narrowed down on Australian city Brisbane as its preferred candidate to host the 2032 Olympic Games.
2021-02-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Impact on online risk management system led to trading halt: NSE
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange (NSE) said that the instability of telecom links impacted the online risk management system which led to the four-hour long halt in trading on Wednesday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
As oilcos wait & watch, fuel prices remain steady
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Oil marketing companies on Thursday continued with their wait and watch strategy and kept retail prices of petrol and diesel unchanged for the second consecutive day.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kriti Sanon: You can't be cautious and still move ahead in career
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon has a packed year ahead, with five films scheduled to release. Her projects are at different stages of production, boast of either big production houses or new genre or high expectation from fans owing to commercial value.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
How is Covid vaccine safety ensured? (First Person, IANS Exclusive)
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) How is the COVID-19 vaccine's safety and efficacy ensured?
2021-02-25
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Foreigners in Cambodia to get free Covid vaccine: Ministry
Phnom Penh, Feb 25 (IANS) Cambodia has said that all the foreign nationals living or working in the country will be given free Covid vaccine in due course.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Fazza World Ranking tourny: Indians ensure 2 silver and 1 gold on Day 2
Dubai, Feb 25 (IANS) It will be an all-Indian men's compound open final at the seventh Fazza Para Archery World Ranking Tournament in Dubai with Rakesh Kumar and Shyam Sundar Swami both leaving the rest of the field behind. Meanwhile, Jyoti Baliyan reached the final of the women's event where she will face Russian Stepanida Artakhinova.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Toolkit case: Shantanu gets protection from arrest till March 9
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday granted protection from arrest till March 9 to Shantanu Muluk in the 'Toolkit' case and directed the police to not take any 'coercive' action against the accused till then.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
55 lakh people to get Covid vaccine in Telangana from March 1
Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Health authorities in Telangana are making arrangements to administer Covid-19 vaccine to 55 lakh people under the third phase of vaccination from March 1.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Covid surge in India as 16K new cases reported in last 24 hrs
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Fresh Covid-19 cases are showing an alarming upward trend over the past one week, with the country reporting 16,738 cases in the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 1,10,46,914 on Thursday, Union Health Ministry said.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
After 20 years in jail, UP man found 'wrongly convicted'
Lucknow, Feb 25 (IANS) A 43-year-old man from Lalitpur, 'wrongly convicted' in a rape case, has finally been acquitted by the Allahabad High Court after spending 20 years in jail.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
S.Korea ready for vaccine roll out as shipment begins for doses
Seoul, Feb 25 (IANS) South Korea has set the ball rolling for the nationwide Covid vaccination roll out as the first batch of about 1.5 million vaccine doses headed to the country, which is nearing 90,000 cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in January last year.
2021-02-25
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Politics
India to host equestrian tent pegging World Cup qualifiers
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) World Cup qualifiers for equestrian tent pegging will be held in Greater Noida from Match 11 to 14. The qualifiers will be hosted jointly by the Equestrian Federation of India (EFI) and Equiwings Sports, a private firm organising the sport in India.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Unnao girls were given herbicide in water, says FSL report
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 25 (IANS) The water given to the three Unnao girls, which led to the death of two of them, had been mixed with Sulfosulfuron, a herbicide, police said on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook tells 'real story' behind blocking news in Australia
Sydney/New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Facebook, which first announced to block access to news on its platform for Australian users and publishers and then rolled back its decision, has now revealed the "real story" behind what exactly happened.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Australia,Technology
Facebook commits extra $1B to support Australian news industry
San Francisco, Feb 25 (IANS) Facebook has announced it will invest $1 billion more over the next three years in Australia to support the news industry.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Abhay Deol: B'wood producers don't have money, talent to do what OTT does
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Bollywood producers neither have the money nor talent to cater to audiences who want something beyond the popular and the mainstream, claims actor Abhay Deol. In this context, he notes that OTT platforms have emerged as a good space for independent filmmakers and budding actors to showcase talent.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
2nd T20I: Guptill's 97 helps NZ win run feast against Aus by 4 runs
Dunedin, Feb 25 (IANS) New Zealand rode on opener Martin Guptill's whirlwind 97 off 50 balls and then staved off a late challenge from Australia led by Marcus Stoinis to win the second T20I by four runs on Thursday at the University Oval.
2021-02-25
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Over 6,700 VMware servers exposed, vulnerable to bugs: Report
San Francisco, Feb 25 (IANS) Cyber security researchers have discovered that over 6,700 servers of enterprise software major VMware are currently exposed online, are connected to the internet and vulnerable to new bugs by hackers.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sensex up 500 points, Nifty reclaims 15,000
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Thursday with the BSE Sensex rising over 500 points.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
UP: La Mart school shuts for 2 days as Covid spreads
Lucknow, Feb 25 (IANS) After schools in Prayagraj, it is now the prestigious La Martiniere Boys School in Lucknow that has been shut down for two days after six workers in the school tested positive for Covid.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Kim Jong-un convenes meeting to discuss discipline among Army officials
Pyongyang, Feb 25 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has presided over a Central Military Commission meeting to discuss the discipline among the military officials and stricter control over the younger officers, state media reported on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Alliance Air to commence Bilaspur-Delhi flights from March
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Air India's wholly owned subsidiary Alliance Air will commence flight operations from Bilaspur to Delhi from March 1, 2021.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Srinagar-Leh highway likely to open from Sunday
Srinagar, Feb 25 (IANS) Rain lashed parts of J&K as the border roads organisation (BRO) said the Srinagar-Leh highway would be thrown open to traffic on February 28.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Samsung's foundry biz market share to increase in Q1 2021
Seoul, Feb 25 (IANS) Samsung Electronics's market share in the global foundry industry is expected to increase in the first quarter of the year from the previous three months, though its growth was projected to be lower than the industry average amid high demand for chips.
2021-02-25
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Biden signs executive order to review semiconductor shortage
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to bolster supply chains in four key areas, including semiconductor chips over a global shortage that has hampered the production of automobiles and smartphones for the tech giants.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United States,Technology
Global Covid cases top 112.5 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 112.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.49 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Reddit suffers major outage as GameStop shares soar 100%
San Francisco, Feb 25 (IANS) Online discussion forum Reddit suffered a major outage and users were unable to load the website that showed a blank white page for nearly an hour.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Man lynched in UP over guava plucking
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 25 (IANS) A man was allegedly beaten to death by his neighbours after he stopped them from plucking guavas from the tree inside his house.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Messi scores twice as Barcelona beat Elche
Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS) FC Barcelona kept their slim title hopes alive after a brace from Lionel Messi and one from Jordi Alba gave them a 3-0 win at home to Elche, which leaves them five points behind La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Nadda on 2-day visit to Varanasi form Feb 28
Varanasi, Feb 25 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party president J.P. Nadda will arrive in Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a two-day visit from February 28.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Ganga to have lane separators to prevent boat traffic jams
Varanasi, Feb 25 (IANS) To prevent boat traffic jams on the Ganga river in Varanasi, the district administration has decided to set up lane separators on the river.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Aditi Rao Hydari: Lockdown made us understand how important OTT platforms are
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) She made her digital debut with the Malayalam romantic drama Sufiyum Sujatayum last year, and was later seen in the web space in the Nani-starrer Telugu action flick V. Actress Aditi Rao Hydari is now gearing up for her third film on OTT, the Bollywood release The Girl On The Train starring Parineeti Chopra.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Prachi Desai plays a cop in new murder mystery
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Prachi Desai will be seen playing a police officer for the first time in her upcoming film, Silence Can You Hear It. She describes the character as strong and feisty.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Canada: Variant cases surge as overall Covid-19 numbers drop
Ottawa, Feb 25 (IANS) Canada detected 868 Covid-19 variant cases as of Tuesday, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada on Wednesday.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
France's daily Covid-19 infections hit three-month high
Paris, Feb 25 (IANS) France on Wednesday confirmed 31,519 new Covid-19 cases, the biggest one-day jump since mid-November last year, as very worrying situation in some departments forced the authorities to impose partial lockdown to fight the virus resurgence.
2021-02-25
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
US launches new initiative to study 'Long Covid'
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) The US has launched a major new initiative to study the long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and the means of prevention and treatment of individuals who have been sickened by Covid-19, but do not recover fully over a long period of time.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine