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Vikram Solar commissions 200 MW solar project in Andhra Pradesh
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Solar solutions provider Vikram Solar on Tuesday announced it has commissioned a 200 megawatt (MW) solar power project for the Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Demographic changes in Assam, Bengal, J&K, Kerala aided rise of fundamentalist forces: Himanta
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) Indicating that the activities of fundamentalist forces are growing in Assam, state Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that major demographic changes in the state provided a fertile ground for the rise of these forces.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
US envoy tells Pakistan to end support to terror groups
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Condemning the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district that had left 40 CRPF troopers dead, US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster on Tuesday urged Pakistan to end support to terror groups operating on its soil.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Kashmiri businessmen in Goa beach village hold shutdown to protest Pulwama attack
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Nearly 250 Kashmiri businessmen, selling handicrafts, gemstones, carpets and other exotic articles in South Goa's Canacona, known for its beautiful beaches, shut down their stores on Tuesday to protest the Pulwama attack which killed 40 CRPF jawans.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Cabinet okays new rural livelihood scheme
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. on Tuesday approved the implementation of the National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP).
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
BJP government opts against ordinance on Citizenship bill
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Facing stiff opposition from its own allies in the northeast, the Modi government has opted against an ordinance on the Citizenship Amendment Bill even as it approved four other ordinances at a meeting of the Union Cabinet on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet approves new solar energy scheme for farmers
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved the launch of Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan with the objective of providing financial and water security to farmers.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Cabinet clears Phase-II of Ahemdabad Metro Rail Project
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved implementation of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves visa simplification agreement with South Africa
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the signing of agreement between India and South Africa on simplification of visa requirements for travel of citizens for purposes such as tourism and business.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Saudi Crown Prince arrives in India, Modi receives him
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday broke protocol to personally receive Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is on his first state visit to India, at the Palam airport here.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Cabinet clears fresh changes in companies law
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) To incentivize compliance with law and to extend greater Ease of Doing Business (EoDB), the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the promulgation of the Companies (Second Amendment) Ordinance 2019.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Will consider Congress offer to contest from Bhopal: Babulal Gaur
Bhopal, Feb 19 (IANS) Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and BJP leader Babulal Gaur on Tuesday said he is considering the Congress offer to contest the coming Lok Sabha polls on its ticket from Bhopal parliamentary constituency.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Cabinet nod to new company for commercial use of ISRO programmes
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday gave its approval for setting up a new company under the Department of Space, to commercially exploit the research and development work carried out by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Safran plans 36 million euros air engine part plant in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) French multinational Safran Aircraft Engines will set up a plant here with an investment of 36 million euros to make parts for the LEAP turbofan engine for CFM International.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Telangana cabinet expanded with induction of 10 ministers
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) After keeping everybody guessing for more than two months, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday expanded his cabinet by inducting 10 ministers but kept the key portfolios of finance and revenue with himself.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Stalin criticises PMK for alliance with AIADMK
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Tuesday criticised the PMK for signing an electoral alliance with Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Bikaner Collector's order against Pakistani nationals causes confusion
Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) The order issued by District Magistrate and Collector of Bikaner Kumarpal Gautam on Monday night, directing all Pakistan nationals to leave Bikaner within the next 48 hours, has triggered confusion in the district.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Cabinet clears reform to enhance domestic oil & gas exploration
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved a new policy framework on reforms in exploration and licensing (E&L) sector that aims to enhance domestic exploration and production of oil and gas by providing more attractive terms to investors.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
UK no longer preferred spot for Indian investment
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) THe UK is no longer a preferred market for Indian investment due to the uncertainty unleashed by the Brexit factor, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CCEA approves phase-II of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The government on Tuesday approved the Rs 11,814 crore phase-II of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Electronics policy targets $400 billion manufacturing revenue by 2025
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday passed the National Electronic Policy 2019 which targets $400 billion turnover by 2025 from domestic manufacturing, setting up cluster for the entire value chain and employing over 1 crore people directly or otherwise to achieve a growth rate of 32 per cent.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Cabinet clears ordinance to check unregulated deposit schemes
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the promulgation of the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance, 2019 to prevent chit fund scams and protect small investors.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Politics
Drug addiction helps anti-national forces: Modi
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged youth to stay away from drug addiction, saying that it not only adversely affected the mind and body but also helps anti-national forces.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Politics
Telangana CM calls for empowering states
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday called for empowering the states, saying the time has come for reinventing India by setting a development-centric national agenda and moving away from centralization.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Khadi and Gramodyog Vikas Yojana to continue till 2019-20: CCEA
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Tuesday approved the continuation of Khadi and Gramodyog Vikas Yojanas at a total cost of Rs 2,800 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Indian Coast Guard seizes 5 Sri Lankan fishing boats with 25 crewmen
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday said it had seized five Sri Lankan fishing boats which had a total of 25 crewmen.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Cabinet okays India-Morocco pact on academics
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Cabinet on Tuesday approved with retrospective effect an agreement between India and Morocco entered into to facilitate mutual recognition of academic qualifications.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Government relaxes captive coal policy norms to attract bidders
New delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In a bid to make the auction of coal mines attractive for power, cement and steel producers, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday allowed captive coal block allottee the flexibility to sell 25 per cent of the output in the open market on payment of additional premium.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Parrikar must go for revival of mining in Goa: Congress
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) If Goa is to find a lasting solution to the mining crisis, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has to go, state Congress president Girish Chodankar said here on Tuesday, blaming him for mismanagement of the mining sector, leading to ban.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Cabinet approves MoU between Korea and India
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved the proposal for signing an MoU between South Korea's National Police Agency and Ministry of Home Affairs on combating trans-national crime and for developing police cooperation.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Imran Khan's remarks on Pulwama attack shallow, diversionary: Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Tuesday Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khans demand for actionable intelligence on the Pulwama attack was a "diversionary" and "shallow" statement as the origin of crime was known and Indias security forces were confident of dealing with the situation.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UGC asks varsities to use recycled paper
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In a move towards inculcation of eco-friendly practices, the University Grants Commission (UGC) here on Tuesday asked the higher education institutions to promote use of recycled paper and not to make demand of certain kinds of papers in their tenders.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Angel tax exemption cap hiked, definition of startup widened
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In a two-pronged move to improve the fledgling startup eco-system, India on Tuesday raised the limit of angel tax exemption for startups, while revising the definition of such an enterprise.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
One member from every family should join armed forces: TMC MP
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Senior TMC leader and MP Abhishek Banerjee here on Tuesday called for a legislation to ensure that one member from every household joins the armed forces.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Boxer Nikhat wins gold at 70th Strandja International
Sofia, Feb 19 (IANS) Boxer Nikhat Zareen kicked off her 2019 season on a high note, winning the 51kg Gold at the 70th Strandja Memorial International tournament, here on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
Cabinet okays cadre review of group 'A' services in railways
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal for review of cadre of eight organised group 'A' services in railways, which was pending since 2012.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian armed forces ready for counter-attack: Sitharaman
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian armed forces are ready for counter-attack as their morale is high despite the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14, said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Cabinet okays revision in Mid Day Meal budget
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Tuesday approved a revision in the Mid-Day Meal Scheme, increasing the budget expenditure to Rs 12,054 Crore for 2019-20 from Rs 11,000 crore announced at the time of the budget.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Education,Politics
Cabinet approves Phase-2 of PM Awaas scheme
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the implementation of Phase-2 of the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G), under which the government has set a target of constructing 1.95 crore houses by 2022.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Apni Baat Rahul Ke Saath': Small business owners meet Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday held talks with small and micro business owners discussing the issues and problems faced by them and assured them of incorporating the issues in the party's manifesto.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Cabinet approves creation of secretary-level posts in fisheries department
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved one post of Secretary and another post of Joint Secretary in the newly created Department of Fisheries on a permanent basis.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ronaldo enjoying himself at Juventus, says Antic
Madrid, Feb 19 (IANS) Radomir Antic of Serbia, former coach of Spain's top teams Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona, said Cristiano Ronaldo was feeling relaxed after joining Juventus last summer.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pakistan demands safety for its High Commission staff in India
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday lodged "a strong protest" against the way protestors were allowed to reach the main gate of the Pakistan House in New Delhi and abusive calls were being made on the Pakistan High Commission helpline.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics
No Surya Kiran aerobatics at Bengaluru air show: IAF
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Aerobatics by the IAF's Surya Kiran aircraft would not be part of the flying display at the air show from Wednesday due to the death of a pilot following collision of two planes in the air while rehearsing near the Yelahanka airbase, a senior official said on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Punjab police bust gang of snatchers, arrest five
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Police in Ropar have claimed to bust an inter-state gang involved in over 60 cases of snatching and theft in various districts of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet approves 4 ordinances including triple talaq
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved four ordinances, including the one making triple talaq a criminal offence, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cabinet approves Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the construction of Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS), a first-of-its-kind, covering a distance of 82.15 km at a cost of Rs 30,274 crore.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
BJP-RSS using Pulwama attack to divide society: Trinamool
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress Secretary General Partha Chatterjee on Tuesday accused the BJP and RSS of fomenting communal tension and trying to divide society in the wake of Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir last week.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Terrorism
Cabinet approves transfer of 50.76 acres land to PGIMER Chandigarh
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal for transfer of 50.76 acres of land at Sarangpur to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Provident, pension funds exposed to IL@FS stare at losses
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Provident and pension fund trusts, which have invested in the IL&FS bonds, are fearing big losses as the debt-ridden company's bonds are unsecured debt as the Finance Ministry says superannuated bonds don't carry any government guarantee and all such instruments face the market risks.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Saudi Crown Prince arrives in India
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday arrived here on his first state visit to India.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Indian, Pakistan armies trade fire on LoC
Jammu, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sonia not retiring, to contest from Rae Bareli
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the Congress bastion of Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, party sources said on Tuesday, seeking to end speculation of her retirement.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sting operation: Bollywood celebs, TV actors caught agreeing to promote political parties for money
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) More than 30 Indian film and TV industry actors/artistes agreed to spread the propaganda of political parties through their social media accounts for money, which they asked to be paid in cash, in other words in untaxed black money, it has been revealed in a sting operation.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Technology
Imran seeks evidence on Kashmir attack, India dubs it 'lame excuse'
Islamabad/New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday denied his country's involvement in the Kashmir suicide bombing and sought "actionable intelligence" but New Delhi asked Islamabad to "stop misleading the world" and take "credible action" against terrorist masterminds operating from its soil.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Pensioners must get first right in IL&FS bailout: Brinda Karat
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Calling investment of employees' retirement money in IL&FS bonds a criminal act, Communist Paty of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Tuesday said the government must bail out the pensioners on a priority.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Manipur student activist released on bail by Imphal court
Imphal, Feb 19 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday granted bail to Manipuri student activist Veewon Thokchom, who was arrested from Delhi on charges of sedition.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
PF funds' investment in IL&FS bonds have no government guarantee: FinMin
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The provident and pension fund trusts that invested in the IL&FS bonds now fear loss of money as the debt-ridden company's bonds are unsecured debt, and the Finance Ministry says superannuated bonds do not carry any government guarantee and all such instruments have to face all market-related risks.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Opposition's pre-poll anti-BJP front may be called Progressive Peoples Alliance
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) As the Oppositions bid to rustle up a united anti-BJP front for the Lok Sabha elections continues, there is speculation about the pre-poll coalition be named as Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA).
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajnath for holistic development of islands
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Tuesday reviewed the progress on the "Holistic Development of Islands" programme and said expeditious implementation of various projects will provide high economic return to the private sector, satisfactory jobs, additional income to islanders and enhance revenue to the government.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet approves 3% DA hike for government employees
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Union cabinet on Tuesday approved a three per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for central government employees and pensioners which will cost the exchequer Rs 9,168.12 crore.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maneka launches book capturing success of women entrepreneurs in Rajasthan
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday released a book titled 'Stories of Change' at her ministry's office. The book captures several success stories of women entrepreneurs in several districts of southern Rajasthan over the last 25 years.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
East Bengal to travel to Srinagar if AIFF insisted, says official
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) City football giants East Bengal here on Tuesday said they were ready to travel to Srinagar for the potentially title-deciding match against Real Kashmir FC if "forced" to do so by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), but would still request it to put off the game to a later date.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Hindu chauvinistic videos thrive on Chinese app TikTok
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) At a time when Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sanghs (RSS) economic wing Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has called for ban on China-based social media apps in the wake of Pulwama terror attack, Hindu chauvinistic videos are thriving on TikTok, a popular China-based app that allows users to create and share short videos.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Martyr's wife delivers baby girl soon after his last rites in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) The wife of Havildar Sheo Ram, who was killed in an encounter with Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists in the Pinglan area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Monday, delivered a baby girl soon after his final rites were performed in Tiba Basat village in Jhunjhunu district on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Kashmir,Terrorism
CBI chief asks officials to speed up high-profile corruption cases
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A fortnight after taking charge, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Rishi Kumar Shukla here on Tuesday chaired a review meeting of all branches of the agency and reportedly directed speeding up of high-profile corruption cases.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Despite BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, suspense continues on Maharashtra CM's post
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) A day after the NDA constituents, the Bhartiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena, finalised a pre-poll deal for the 2019 Lok Sabha and Maharashtra assembly elections, suspense continued over the latter's demand on Tuesday for the Chief Minister's post.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Odisha approves investment proposals worth Rs 1,197.41 crore
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday approved eight proposals envisaging investments of Rs 1,197.41 crore and employment opportunities for 5,162 people.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves 3% dearness allowance hike for government employees
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Tuesday approved a three per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for central government employees and pensioners.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Play on stone pelting in Kashmir cancelled in Jaipur
Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) A play titled "Eidgah Ke Jinnat", which was scheduled to be staged on Tuesday afternoon here, was cancelled citing "unforeseen circumstances."
2019-02-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books
Indian armed forces ready for counter attack, says Sitharaman
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian armed forces were ready to counter-attack as their morale was high despite the terror blast in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14, said Defence Minister Niramala Sitharaman on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
Kashmiris in Kolkata completely safe: New police chief
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Amid reports of sporadic violence against Kashmiris from across the country following the Pulwama terror attack last week, the Kolkata Police on Tuesday asserted that the people from the Valley residing here were "very safe" as adequate security measures had been taken for their protection.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Kashmir,Immigration/Law/Rights
Twitter policy on political ad transparency to begin in India from March 11
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Twitter on Monday announced to expand its political ads policy and transparency approach to include India, all European Union member states and Australia that will be operational from March 11.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology
End of an era: Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85
Paris, Feb 19 (IANS) Globally popular German haute couture icon Karl Lagerfeld, associated with luxury fashion brands Chanel and Fendi, died here on Tuesday at 85. The global fashion and showbiz community has mourned the demise of the designer, known for impeccable personal style, an evolving design sensibility as well as knack for making controversial statements.
2019-02-19
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
HC notice to Delhi government for not implementing NFSA provisions
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued a notice on contempt petition against the Delhi government for its failure to comply with the court directions regarding implementation of grievance redress and accountability measures under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC declines to interfere in Rao's appointment as CBI interim director
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to interfere in the earlier appointment of M. Nageswara Rao as the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) interim director since a new director of the probe agency has already been appointed.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Digvijaya responsible for Congress not coming to power in Goa: Faleiro
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Former Goa Chief Minister and Congress MLA Luizinho Faleiro on Tuesday blamed former AICC general secretary in-charge of Goa, Digvijaya Singh for the inability of the party to form a government in the state in 2017.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Shemaroo launches OTT platform for Bollywood fans
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Shemaroo Entertainment Limited has come out with OTT platform ShemarooMe. Actor Tiger Shroff says it is a fitting tribute to the "asli Bollywood fan".
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Move Sports Ministry, SC tells petitioners seeking no helmet for Sikh sportsmen
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the SGPC and a petitioner Jagdeep Singh Puri to make a representation to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for the framing of guidelines on the participation of Sikhs in sporting events including cycling without being compelled to wear a helmet.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Delhi government's response sought on plea for fire safety norms
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the state government and others to file response on a plea seeking immediate action against illegal hotels and guest houses running across the national capital and violating fire safety norms.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
No political ambition, says Nagarjuna after meeting Jagan
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Popular Telugu actor Nagarjuna on Tuesday called on YSR Congress Party chief Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy, triggering speculation in political circles that he may take a plunge into active politics.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Arrested Punjab IGP sent to 4-day police remand
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) A court in Punjab's Faridkot town on Tuesday sent Inspector General (IG) of Police Parampal Singh Umaranangal to four days' police remand.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
BJD MLA manhandles kin of martyred CRPF trooper in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA from Cuttack-Barabati in Odisha, Debashis Samantaray has landed in trouble after a video of him allegedly manhandling the relative of CRPF Constable Manoj Behera, killed in the Pulwama attack, went viral on social media.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Terrorism
Women safety initiative 'Panic Button' launched in 18 states
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The much awaited safety tool for women Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) called "Panic Button" was on Tuesday launched across 18 states.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
US Senator Sanders launches second presidential bid
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) US Senator Bernie Sanders announced on Tuesday he is again running for President in 2020 and vowed to finish what he started in his last race for the White House.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gujarat government presents a Rs 12,000 cr surplus Vote-on-Account
Gandhinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) Gujarat's Vijay Rupani government on Tuesday presented a Vote-on-Account for the year 2019-20, showing an estimated surplus of Rs 12,241.40 crore and having no new tax proposals.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Smoking over 20 cigarettes a day can cause blindness
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) While excessive smoking has been linked to various health issues, including heart disease and cancer, a new study has warned that smoking over 20 cigarettes a day can cause blindness.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
NCW writes to Delhi Police in harassment case of journalist Barkha Dutt
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) has written to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik asking him to initiate speedy investigation in the harassment faced by journalist Barkha Dutt on social media.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Imran Khan's demand for actionable intelligence on Pulwama a lame excuse: India
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India on Tuesday rejected as "false allegation" Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's insinuation that India's response to the Pulwama terror attack would be determined by the coming Lok Sabha elections and demanded "credible and visible action" against the perpetrators of the attack.
2019-02-19
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Making toast can cause air pollution: Study
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Making a simple breakfast toast could contribute to a high level of indoor air pollution, say researchers.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Modi opens Virtual Experiential Museum in Varanasi
Varanasi, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated a Virtual Experiential Museum (VEM) at Man Mahal, a centrally-protected observatory under the Archeological Survey of India, here.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Goyal enquires about Vijayakant's health
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Minister and Tamil Nadu incharge for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Piyush Goyal on Tuesday called on DMDK leader A. Vijayakant and enquired about his health.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Sachin Bansal invests Rs 650 crore in Ola
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Internet entrepreneur and Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has invested Rs 650 crore, or about $92 million, in ride-hailing platform Ola in his personal capacity as investor, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Afghanistan to host Ireland for full tour in India
Dehradun, Feb 19 (IANS) Afghanistan and Ireland will play a full tour, comprising three T20 Internationals, five ODIs and a Test match, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium here from February 21.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
13 photos of Pakistani cricketers removed from HPCA stadium
Dharamsala, Feb 19 (IANS) Thirteen photos of Pakistani cricketers, including Imran Khan and Wasim Akram, that were hung inside the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium here were removed on Tuesday, an official said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
China urges restraint as India-Pakistan ties worsen
Beijing, Feb 19 (IANS) China on Tuesday urged India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and engage in dialogue as tensions mounted between the neighbours over the Kashmir suicide bombing.
2019-02-19
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85
Paris, Feb 19 (IANS) Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director of luxurious fashion brands Chanel and Fendi, died here on Tuesday. He was 85.
2019-02-19
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Dealing with fame was complicated: Singer Darshan Raval
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Darshan Raval garnered fandom and prominence despite losing reality television show "India's Raw Star". The singer, who describes his initial tryst with fame as "complicated", says he is not trying to take someone's place in the music industry, but is on a journey to become 'Darshan Raval'.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Data not cooked up, GDP figures to go up further: Government (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Refuting charges of destroying the credibility of Indian data, the government said the revised GDP figures for demonetisation year was not cooked up and, in fact, the growth rates are likely to go up further due to the GST.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Ali Fazal's 'Milan Talkies' to be released on March 15
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Unveiling the first look of film "Milan Talkies" here on Tuesday Ali Fazal announced that it will be released on March 15. Ali uploaded the film's first offical poster on Twitter.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Twin murders: Kerala Governor seeks investigation status report from CM
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (IANS) Kerala Governor (Retd) Justice P. Sathasivam on Tuesday sought an urgent status report from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on the police investigation into the murder of two Youth Congress workers near Periya in Kasaragod on Sunday night, said a release from the Governor's office.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Pyongyang has no plans to denuclearise: Ex-North Korean diplomat
Seoul, Feb 19 (IANS) A former North Korean diplomat here on Tuesday said Pyongyang has no intention of giving up nuclear weapons.
2019-02-19
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Kerala inks MoU to set up Rs 1,000 crore Data Park
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (IANS) Kerala has signed an agreement with the leading hyper scale data platform RackBank Datacenters Private Limited (RBDC) to set up a Rs 1,000-crore Data Park at the Infopark in Cherthala.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Can begin 5G trial within a month of Indian government's nod: Huawei
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Amid reports suggesting that Huawei may not get the government's approval for 5G trial in India, Huawei India CEO Jay Chen on Tuesday dismissed the reports as wild speculation and stressed that the Chinese tech giant can begin 5G trial within a month of approval from the government.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
Pradhan lays foundation stone for LPG bottling plant in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of HPCL's LPG bottling plant in Odisha's Rayagada.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Congress to get 10 LS seats in TN, Puducherry
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Congress is likely to get nine Lok Seats under an agreement with the DMK in Tamil Nadu in the coming Lok Sabha elections besides the lone seat in Puducherry.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AIADMK, PMK, BJP to contest Lok Sabha battle as allies (Roundup)
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK on Tuesday announced it will fight the Lok Sabha elections in alliance with the PMK and BJP, allotting seven and five of the 39 seats respectively to them.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Pete Davidson cancels gig at the last minute
Trenton (US), Feb 19 (IANS) Stand-up comedian Pete Davidson pulled out of a show just a day before it was supposed to go on.
2019-02-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SC can't look into closure report by state police in criminal case: Bengal
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Tuesday said that the Supreme court cannot go into the validity of a closure report filed by the state police in a criminal matter as this jurisdiction rests with the magistrate's court.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Facebook intends to develop its own AI chips: Report
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Facebook intends to develop its own Artificial Intelligence (AI) chips to facilitate faster computing needed to achieve new AI breakthroughs like digital assistants with common sense, said a media report.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Science/Tech,Technology
ISL: NorthEast United a win away from play-offs (Preview)
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) NorthEast United FC will be eager to pocket full points as they host FC Pune City at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Wednesday and qualify for the Indian Super League (ISL) play-offs.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,ISL
School bus runs over 5-year-old girl in Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) A five-year-old school girl was on Tuesday run over by a speeding bus in front of her mother in the Dum Dum area of North 24 Pargana district in West Bengal, police said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 Delhi officials suspended over encroachment of forest land
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Tuesday ordered suspension of two Forest Department officials after finding large-scale encroachment on forest land in south Delhi during a surprise inspection.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
SpiceJet to commence 12 new domestic flight services
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet will commence 12 new direct flights on its domestic network, starting March 31, 2019.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Illegal immigrants could not be detained again, SC observes
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said illegal immigrants in Assam who have already undergone the sentence for illegal stay could not be detained again and asked the Centre and the Assam government to create a mechanism for their repatriation.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
O.P. Chautala moves Delhi HC for release
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Former Haryana Chief Minister O.P. Chautala on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court for his release from Tihar Jail under the special remission granted to males above 60 years.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Funeral of CRPF trooper killed in Pulwama attack held in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, Feb 19 (IANS) The last rites of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Ajay Chaudhary, one of the 40 killed in the Pulwama terror attack, were held in Ghaziabad district on Tuesday with full state honours.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Will miss playing at Eden if games are shifted out: KKR skipper DK
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik said here on Tuesday he would miss playing at the Eden Gardens terribly if some of their home games are shifted out to neutral venues because of the coming Lok Sabha polls.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
US Senator Bernie Sanders launches second presidential bid
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) US Senator Bernie Sanders announced on Tuesday that he is again running for President in 2020 with a vow to finish what he started in his last race for the White House.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
NDA seat allocation in Bihar to be finalised in a week
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Seat allocation among Bihar's ruling NDA constituents is likely to be finalised by next week and would be announced ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state on March 3.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will expose anti-Delhi character of BJP in Lok Sabha elections: AAP
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said that it will expose the "real anti-Delhi face of the BJP" in the coming Lok Sabha elections by presenting the facts and lies of the Central government before the public.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Youngsters missing guidance of Smith, Warner: Hazlewood
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner, the Australian batting line-up has often crumbled under pressure in recent times, Test vice-captain Josh Hazlewood said and added youngsters are missing the guidance of the banned duo.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sushma Swaraj holds talks with her Spanish counterpart
Madrid, Feb 19 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday held detailed talks over a range of issues including trade, defence and counter-terrorism, with her Spanish counterpart Josep Borrell Fontelles over a working breakfast.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Spain,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Another JMB militant arrested in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police arrested an operative of terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) who allegedly got training under Kausar, one of the key accused in Burdwan's Khagragarh blast case of 2014, an officer said here on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
IndianOil denies Aadhaar data leak claims by French researcher
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. on Tuesday denied claims by a French security researcher that the company's Indane website leaked Aadhaar data of over 67 lakh customers.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
AIADMK, BJP sign electoral pact; BJP gets 5 seats
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK signed a pact with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday to contest the Lok Sabha elections together, with the BJP allocated five of the 39 seats in the state.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
On Shiv Jayanti, Marathi 'mulgi' skydives over Egypt pyramids
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) On the occasion of 389th birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on Tuesday, a Marathi "mulgi" (girl) from Pune performed a successful skydiving over the Great Pyramids of Egypt near Giza.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Sports
Kerala expects 5-10% increase in tourist footfall in 2019
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) After recovering from devastating floods last year, Kerala is expecting 5-10 per cent increase in tourists' arrival in 2019 and its revenue from the sector is expected to grow by about 3-6 per cent in the current year, an official said here on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
2 Delhi officials suspended after forest land found encroached
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Tuesday ordered suspension of two Forest Department officials after finding large scale encroachment on forest land during an inspection in south Delhi.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Sensex ends lower for ninth consecutive day; IT finish 2% lower
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Major indices Sensex and Nifty fell for the ninth consecutive trade session on Tuesday after heavy selling in the final hour of the trade on account of profit booking.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Show your anger at those who joked about Vande Bharat snag: Modi
Varanasi, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed all the people, from politicians to common people, who had joked about the recent technical glitch in the Vande Bharat Express on its maiden return journey, saying they were belittling those behind the country's first indigenous semi-high speed train.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
MHA urged to train women cops to be sensitive
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday urged female police officers posted with the One Stop Centres (OSC) must be given training in psychology to enable them to help women living in these units, as most of them are victims of violence, in private and public spaces, within the family, community and at the workplace.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Politics
IIT-H researchers identify Antarctic fungi to treat childhood cancer
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) In a first, researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H) have isolated a strain of a fungi, found in the Antarctic region, which could lead to development of new cheaper treatment with fewer side effects for a common childhood cancer.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Kashmiri student rusticated from SGT for Pulwama comments
Gurugram, Feb 19 (IANS) A Kashmiri medical student was on Tuesday rusticated from the SGT University here for posting alleged "objectionable" comments on the February 14 Pulwama attack that hurt her co-students' sentiments, a varsity official said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Education,Technology,Terrorism
1 pilot dead as 2 IAF aircraft collide, crash in Bengaluru (Fourth Lead)
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) IAF pilot Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi died on Tuesday after two Surya Kiran aircraft collided in the air and crashed while rehearsing near the Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru where the 'Aero India 2019' air show begins on Wednesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Scribe bodies complain to Rajnath about trolling of journalists
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A number of journalists' bodies on Tuesday wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh complaining about trolling of some journalists on the social media in the wake of the Pulwama incident and sought action against the trolls.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Not heard anything on players workload, shouldn't be a problem: KKR
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Even as the BCCI has dropped a hint that it will keep an eye on the workload of India players during the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CEO Venky Mysore on Tuesday said they have not got any directive of that sort yet, also expressing confidence that a situation like that will not arise and things will work out well.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
BJP to contest 5 LS seats in Tamil Nadu: AIADMK
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will contest five of the 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu in alliance with the ruling AIADMK, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam announced on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Indonesia submits bid to IOC for hosting 2032 Olympics
Jakarta, Feb 19 (IANS) Indonesia has submitted a proposal to host the 2032 Olympics to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after successfully holding the Asian Games last year, a statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Switzerland said on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Arpit Palace Hotel licencee Shardendu Goel arrested
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A couple of days after the arrest of Rakesh Goel, owner of Arpit Palace Hotel, Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested his elder brother Shardendu Goel, licencee of the hotel here.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress launches bus yatra in Andhra, promises special category status
Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 19 (IANS) The Congress party in Andhra Pradesh launched its statewide bus yatra on Tuesday with the promise that if voted to power at the Centre it would accord Special Category Status (SCS) to the state.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
WhatsApp's solutions to tackle fake news inadequate: Poll consultant
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Narrating the impact of fake news and propaganda disseminated through WhatsApp, election consultant Shivam Shankar Singh in his new book, says the solutions proposed by the platform to prevent rumour mongering seem inadequate.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Curfew relaxed in phases in Jammu city
Jammu, Feb 19 (IANS) Curfew was relaxed in phases on Tuesday in Jammu city as authorities said no untoward incident occurred anywhere during the relaxation period.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Go, pick Jaish chief in Bahawalpur: Amarinder tells Imran
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Chiding Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan over his comments demanding proof of Pakistan's role in the Pulwama attack, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday asked if the bodies of the terrorists killed by security forces should be sent to him for proof.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Sub-standard liquor being sold in Punjab: Food Commissioner
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Several brands are selling sub-standard liquor in Punjab with alcohol content in them deficient by 2-12 per cent, state Commissioner (Food and Drug Administration) K.S. Pannu said, here on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Censor Board banned 793 films in 16 years: RTI
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) banned a total of 793 films in 16 years, an RTI response has revealed.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Bloodiest February for men in uniform in recent times
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Three Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots in as many crashes, 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in a car bombing, a major in an IED blast, another in snow storm and four army men in an encounter have died within a span of a few days making it one of the worst peace time losses for the armed forces.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Indian-American couple found dead in Texas home
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) An Indian-American couple has been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in their home in the US state of Texas, police said.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
No more trysts with exchange business: Jignesh Shah
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Having burnt his fingers in the National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL), its founder and current 'mentor' of '63 moons technologies' (formerly Financial Technologies) Jignesh Shah said he would not invest any more into stock or commodity exchanges.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Rajesh Tailang to star in Apoorva Lakhia's web series
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) "Shootout at Lokhandwala" director Apoorva Lakhia is making a web series around terrorism and it will star Rajesh Tailang, says the "Selection Day" actor.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Qualcomm set to consolidate position in chip market: Report
Gurugram, Feb 19 (IANS) With smartphone original equipment makers (OEMs) preferring Qualcomm chipsets in all major segments and third-party chip use continuing to rise in the smartphone market, the company is set to consolidate its market position in India in 2019, according to a report on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy
Jadhav's activities manifestation of Indian policy, says Pakistan
The Hague, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday hit back at India in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) when it accused Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav of indulging in terror and subversive activities on its soil which were an "actual manifestation of Indian policy".
2019-02-19
Category: International, Netherlands,Diplomacy,Politics
Diverse opinion not anti national: Jaaved Jaaferi
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Jaaved Jaaferi, who had to apologise on social media after being slammed for his comments on the Pulwama terrorist attack, says in an ideal democracy, diverse opinions should co-exist.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Hearing of Minerva Punjab FC plea against AIFF likely on Friday
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday is likely to hear a plea by the Minerva Punjab FC challenging All India Football Federation's (AIFF) league committee decision not to postpone the I-League match against Real Kashmir FC in the wake of the Pulwama attack, team lawyers said on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports
Rare Red Coral Kukri snake rediscovered in Dudhwa
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 19 (IANS) A Red Coral Kukri snake was sighted in the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) confirming the presence of the rare species in the forest after a gap of over 82 years, a senior official said on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Meghalaya Governor backs boycott of Kashmiri items
Shillong, Feb 19 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy here on Tuesday supported a call for boycott of "everything Kashmiri" following the terror attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF troopers on Thursday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Terrorism
Government widens start-up definition, enhances angel tax exemption limit
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India on Tuesday revised the definition of start-ups, while also enhancing the limit of angel tax exemption.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Number 112 launched in Punjab; to replace 100
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) To strengthen the emergency redressal system for residents of Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Tuesday launched 112 - a number that will replace police helpline number (100) in two months.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
JD-U's fortunes rose with BJP in LS polls
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United (JD-U), which is one of the partners of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar, had witnessed a rise in its fortunes in the elections whenever it had contested the Lok Sabha polls with the BJP in the state since 1999.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
If India attacks, we'll retaliate: Imran warns
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said Pakistan will certainly retaliate if India declares war after the suicide bombing in Kashmir but also pledged to act against Pakistanis found involved in the attack if "actionable intelligence" was provided.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Obesity causing genes identified
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Researchers have identified genetic variants associated with obesity that is central to developing targeted interventions to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses like hypertension, Type-2 diabetes and heart disease.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Anuj Sharma is Kolkata Police chief
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) In a major reshuffle, Additional Director General of West Bengal Police (Law and Order) Anuj Sharma on Tuesday took charge as the new Kolkata Police Commissioner.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
Not just launch, effective implementation of schemes should be priority: Rajnath
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that merely launching of schemes and initiatives is not sufficient, rather how to make them effective should be the priority.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Israeli airline to launch two non-stop India routes
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Israel's second largest airline will launch two non-stop routes to India - Goa and Kochi, Kerala - starting from September 28, an official said on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Oral antifungal drug raises risk of miscarriage: Study
Toronto, Feb 19 (IANS) Using a common medication to treat vaginal yeast infections during pregnancy could be associated with an increased risk of miscarriage, researchers warned.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Banned by British, Nanak Singh's scathing critique of the Raj to be launched in English
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Nanak Singh, widely regarded as the father of the Punjabi novel, was present at the Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919 ,when the massacre took place and to mark the centenary of the bloody event, his lost manuscript, "Khooni Vaisakhi", translated for the first time into English, will be released.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
TCS partners Nanoheal to provide self-healing device management solutions
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Tuesday announced its partnership with Bengaluru-based predictive workspace automation provider Nanoheal to facilitate enterprises' cognitive and self-healing end-user device management solutions.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,National
1 pilot dead as 2 IAF aircraft crash in Bengaluru (Third Lead)
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) An IAF pilot died on Tuesday after two Surya Kiran aircraft collided in the air and crashed while rehearsing near the Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru where the 'Aero India 2019' air show begins on Wednesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anuj Sharma is new Kolkata Police chief
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) In a major reshuffle, Additional Director General of West Bengal Police (Law and Order) Anuj Sharma on Tuesday took charge as the new Kolkata Police Commissioner.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
Android Q's revamped gestures to ditch back button
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Android's next major update tentatively named "Q" could see the removal of the back button and a quicker app-changing animation when users swipe to the right.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Don't believe in overnight success: Singer Jasleen Royal
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) "Love you zindagi" fame singer Jasleen Royal says it takes a series of projects to get one successful project in hand.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AAP giving BJP a taste of its own political medicine
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Just over six years into the game, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which routed the Congress in the 2015 Delhi Assembly polls, is now giving the BJP a taste of its own political tricks as it gears up for the Lok Sabha battle.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Maharashtra youth with major heart defect saved after marathon 16-hour surgery (Exclusive)
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) A 20-year youth from Jalgaon, who suffered from a major and extremely rare congenital heart defect, was saved after a record 16-hour plus surgery at the Asian Heart Institute (AHI) by a team led by a doctor who had performed heart bypass surgery on then prime minister Manmohan Singh a decade ago.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Honda to close only EU factory
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Japanese carmaker Honda announced on Tuesday that it was closing its only manufacturing unit in the European Union (EU) that employs 3,500 people.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Politics
Khayyam donates Rs 5 lakh for Pulwama martyrs' families
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Veteran music composer Khayyam, who has turned 92, didn't feel like celebrating his birthday here and said he has donated Rs 500,000 towards relief efforts for the family members of those who died in the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Terrorism
IPL 2019: CSK to play RCB in opener as BCCI decides on March 23-April 5 schedule
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Last year's winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Bengaluru in the opener of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 that will begin on March 23.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
British, French backpackers missing from Australia beach
Sydney, Feb 19 (IANS) Two 20-year-old backpackers, one from Britain and the other from France, have gone missing at a beach in Australia, police said on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Can begin 5G trial within a month of Indian government's nod: Huawei
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Amid reports suggesting that Huawei may not get the government's approval for 5G trial in India, Huawei India CEO Jay Chen stressed on Tuesday that the Chinese tech giant can begin 5G trial within a month of approval from the government.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Three killed in MP accident
Betul (Madhya Pradesh), Feb 19 (IANS) Three persons were ran over by a truck and killed here while trying to help a motorcyclist who met with an accident minutes before, police said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajasthan highway blocked over compensation for accident victims' families
Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) A highway in Rajasthan was blocked on Tuesday by villagers demanding compensation for the families of 11 people who were killed in an accident.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple expected to refresh iPad, MacBook Pro line-up: Report
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Apple is expected to refresh its offerings in iPad, MacBook Pro, monitors and iPhones even as the company has been bearing heavy losses in 2019, according to famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
Indian Americans express solidarity with Pulwama victims' families
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian Americans across the US have expressed solidarity to the families of the 40 CRPF troopers who lost their lives in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, by holding candlelight vigils, peaceful protests and fundraisers.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
My government stands by honest and hard-working people: Modi
Varanasi, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government is with the hard-working and honest people of the nation and in the past four-and-a-half years the BJP government under him has reversed the country's downslide, besides changing the attitude of 'sab chalta hai' (everything is acceptable) and has been working for the betterment of all sections of the society.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Religion
$180-mn programme to reform artisanal gold mining, cut mercury usage
London, Feb 19 (IANS) At least 1,000 tonnes of mercury is released into the atmosphere and millions of men, women and children worldwide are exposed to its toxic emissions due to gold production every year.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Government to sell three SAIL plants
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The government has decided to give a push to its strategic disinvestment plan within the current fiscal year itself by clearing sale of 100 per cent stake in three special steel producing units of Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL), including Salem Steel and Alloy Steel Plant.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
GoM on GST on Housing submits recommendations to Council
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel which has favoured 3 per cent tax on the affordable housing category, down from 8 per cent, has submitted its report to the GST Council for taking it up and decide on it by Wednesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ailing Parrikar will continue in office as long as he is alive: Goa deputy speaker
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will continue in office as long as he is alive, but on account of pancreatic cancer his health condition keeps fluctuating, Deputy Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly and ruling BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Rain washes out first day of Rio Open
Rio De Janeiro, Feb 19 (IANS) The first day of play at the Rio Open was suspended without a completed match because of heavy rain.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Tennis
Bengaluru crash first for Surya Kiran
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The mid-air collision between two Hawk aircraft of the aerobatic team Surya Kiran in Bengaluru on Tuesday is probably the first after the elite unit was re-grouped in 2015 after a gap of four years but the show-stopping high-risk display flying arm of the Indian Air Force (IAF) has had its share of serious accidents.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priyanka to address maiden rally in Gujarat
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi will address her maiden public rally in Gujarat along with brother and party President Rahul Gandhi on February 28, signalling the intent to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah in their home state.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AIADMK ropes in PMK into alliance with 7 Lok Sabha seats
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK on Tuesday sealed an electoral alliance with the PMK for the Lok Sabha polls whereby the latter will contest in seven constituencies and for one Rajya Sabha seat.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Patna High Court orders all ex-CMs to vacate official bungalows
Patna, Feb 19 (IANS) The Patna High Court on Tuesday ruled that former chief ministers of Bihar cannot hold their official bungalows for life time.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Vatican has secret rules for priests who father children: NYT
Vatican City, Feb 19 (IANS) The Vatican has revealed that it has secret rules for priests who father children despite their celibacy vows, The New York Times said in a report.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Human Interest/Society,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan will retaliate if India attacks, says Imran
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said his country will have no other option to retaliate if India wages war against it in the wake of the February 14 suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 40 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
'Luka Chuppi', 'Arjun Patiala' won't release in Pakistan
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, Kartik Aaryan's "Luka Chuppi" and Diljit Dosanjh's "Arjun Patiala" will not release in Pakistan.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
1 pilot dead as 2 IAF aircraft crash in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot died on Tuesday after two Surya Kiran aircraft crashed following a mid-air collision while rehearsing near the Yelahanka airbase here where the 'Aero India 2019' air show begins on Wednesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Proud that awareness on menstruation has evolved into movement: Akshay Kumar
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar, who started an open conversation on menstrual hygiene with his film "PadMan", says he is proud to see how talks have transformed into a grassroot-level movement.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Bollywood
Enjoy biggest-brightest Snowmoon after 8.30 p.m.
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Stargazers on Tuesday are in for a celestial delight as the biggest and brightest Supermoon of the year, also called the Snowmoon, is set to brighten up the night sky after 8.30 p.m.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Taiwan President to run for re-election in 2020
Taipei, Feb 19 (IANS) Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday said that she will run for re-election as the island's leader in 2020, despite her flagging popularity and growing hostility from Beijing.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Politics
Indians well prepared for shooting World Cup: Abhishek Verma (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Expressing confidence that he will claim a medal at the upcoming ISSF World Cup here, Indian shooter Abhishek Verma said that the hosts will have to deal with increased expectations and home ground pressure in order to emerge triumphant.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Course correction in Kashmir (Comment)
The horrendous killing of 40 troopers of the CRPF in a frontal attack on its convoy on February 14 at Pulwama - not too far away from Srinagar - by a locally-recruited suicide bomber of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) comes as a stark reminder of how the Pakistan army remains undeterred in its pursuit of a 'proxy war' against India - using Islamic extremists as its instrument.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Will act if Pakistanis involved in suicide bombing: Imran Khan
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday pledged that his government will act against any Pakistani national found involved in the suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir if India provided "actionable intelligence".
2019-02-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Pulwama: Rs 2.5 mn, house, job for children of slain Kerala trooper
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (IANS) A cash compensation of Rs 2.5 million, a brand new house, a permanent government job and free education for the two children of CRPF havaldar V.V. Vasanth Kumar were announced on Tuesday after the trooper was killed in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Politics,Terrorism
Emami stocks jump 15% after promoters sell 10% stakes to cut debts
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) The Emami Group's stocks rose sharply by over 14 per cent on Tuesday after the group promoters sold their 10 per cent stake in Emami Limited, raising about Rs 1,600 crore to reduce debts.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Odisha CM launches projects worth Rs 2,196.30 crore
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday performed groundbreaking-cum-inauguration ceremonies for 18 industrial units, which will collectively invest Rs 2,196.30 crore and employ 3,465 people.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
This extra-marital dating platform for the married keeping Indians busy
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS It is time to move on from dating apps like Tinder or Bumble as a French online dating community platform called Gleeden - the world's first extra-marital dating website for married people - is making waves in India.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Is Alexa recording your bedroom talk? (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) At a time when digital assistants in smart devices at home or office are talking to us like never before, some users have begun to worry: Is Alexa or Google Home listening and recording personal conversations beyond the "wake" word?
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Technology
2 goods trains derail in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Feb 19 (IANS) Nineteen wagons of two goods trains derailed near here on Tuesday, disrupting services, a railway official said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Advanced construction methods can help India reduce its carbon footprint: UNSW Researcher
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Using advanced construction methods can help India plan energy efficient homes as well as reduce its carbon footprint, an Indian-origin researcher has suggested.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Environment/Wildlife
Andhra Congress leader to join YSR Congress
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) A Congress leader from Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday announced her decision to join the YSR Congress party.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
SC to hear challenge to amendment to SC/ST law from March 26
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would commence hearing from March 26 on a batch of petitions challenging amendment to SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act that restored the stringent provision of immediate arrest and no anticipatory bail for the accused on a complaint under the preventive law.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gamma rays can boost maize yield
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Pre-treatment of maize seeds with a small dose of gamma radiation improves crop productivity and yield without using chemical fertilizers, scientists at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in New Delhi have found.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Science/Tech
Indian firms adopting 3DEXPERIENCE platform in big way: Dassault Systemes CEO
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Big players in the Indian construction and general mechanics sectors are looking to embrace experience platforms in a big way, says French global 3DEXPERIENCE giant Dassault Systemes's Vice Chairman and CEO Bernard Charles.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Two IAF Surya Kiran aircraft crash in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Two Surya Kiran aircraft crashed after a mid-air collision while rehearsing near the Yelahanka airbase here on Tuesday. The airbase is where the 'Aero India 2019' air show begins on Wednesday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Custodial interrogation of Deepak Talwar sought in foreign funding case
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking custodial interrogation of corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar in connection with a Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) case.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Telangana cabinet expanded with induction of 10 ministers
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) More than two months after assuming office, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday expanded his cabinet by inducting 10 ministers.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Tourists flock to Shimla, enjoy snowfall
Shimla, Feb 19 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh capital on Tuesday received snowfall, leading to a surge in tourist footfalls as the visitors flocked to enjoy the snow-covered landscape.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Chandigarh Air Force station prepares to receive Chinook heavy-lift choppers
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) With its heavy-lift capacity severely depleted, the Indian Air Force (IAF) station here is preparing itself to become the base for the first of the 10-tonne capacity Chinook CH-47 helicopters from the United States.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Army fully prepared to deal with any fallout of US pullout from Afghanistan
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) The Army said on Tuesday that it is fully prepared to deal with any fallout of the American military pullout and negotiations with the Taliban in Afghanistan on the security situation in Kashmir.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
2 goods trains derail in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Feb 19 (IANS) Nineteen rakes of two goods trains derailed near here on Tuesday, disrupting services, a railway official said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Discovery of immune cells to pave way for universal flu vaccine
Sydney, Feb 19 (IANS) Australian researchers have identified immune cells which could fight all strains of influenza virus, a finding that raises hope for a universal vaccine which does not need to be updated annually.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
It was an unhealthy dynamic: Mandy Moore on Ryan Adams
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Singer-actress Mandy Moore says she had an unhealthy relationship with her former husband-singer Ryan Adams.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Two Surya Kiran aircraft crash in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Two Surya Kiran aircraft crashed at the Yelahanka airbase here on Tuesday while rehearsing for the Aero India 2019 air show, an official said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Henry Golding silent on replacing Craig as James Bond
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) "Crazy Rich Asians" star Henry Golding has maintained silence amidst speculations that he is replacing actor Daniel Craig as James Bond in "Bond 26".
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vadra skips ED summons citing poor health
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Robert Vadra, who was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in connection with a money laundering case, did not depose before the agency on Tuesday citing poor health.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Business/Economy
In 100 hours, Pulwama avenged: Army
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian Army on Tuesday said that all the top leadership of the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit have been eliminated by security forces in the Kashmir Valley within 100 hours of the terror attack in which 40 CRPF troopers were killed.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Telangana cabinet expanded with induction of 10 ministers
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday expanded his cabinet with the induction of 10 new ministers.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Nothing personal against Atif Aslam, but towards Pakistan government: Arko
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Composer Arko, whose song "Baarishein", featuring Atif Aslam, has been pulled down by T-Series in the wake of the Pulwama terrorist attack, says he has no personal hatred against any Pakistani singer, but he has a strong stand against the neighbouring country's government for repeatedly failing to control terrorism.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Delhi HC rejects plea seeking use of 'martyr' word
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking direction to the media to use the word "martyr" in place of killed and died for soldiers.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Queen to perform at Oscars 2019
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Rock band Queen will perform at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards ceremony, with Adam Lambert on vocals.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Instagram testing donation sticker on Stories
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is reportedly testing a donation sticker on its Stories feature that would offer fundraising and donation tools for charity or personal reasons.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Human Interest/Society
AIADMK-PMK sign electoral pact; PMK gets 7 LS seats
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK party and PMK on Tuesday sealed an electoral alliance for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, whereby the latter would contest in seven constituencies and for one Rajya Sabha seat, said AIADMK Coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Facebook accused of revealing sensitive health data
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Facebook has been accused of failing to protect sensitive health data of users in its groups.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Eliminated JeM leadership within 100 hrs of Pulwama attack: Army
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian Army on Tuesday said within 100 hours of the February 14 Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy that left 40 troopers dead, it eliminated the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) leadership in the valley that planned and executed the deadly carnage.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
12 killed in UP accidents
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Twelve people were killed in two separate road accidents in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, police said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AIADMK finalises alliance with PMK
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK on Tuesday sealed an electoral alliance with the PMK as leaders of both the parties began discussions at a five star hotel here.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Fire breaks out in Delhi shoe factory
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A fire broke out at a shoe factory here on Tuesday, said an official, adding that there were no reports of any casualty.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC declines to interfere with Nageswara Rao's appointment as CBI interim director
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to interfere with the earlier appointment of M. Nageswara Rao as the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) interim Director, since a new director of the probe agency has already been appointed.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bengaluru decks up for dazzling display of air prowess (Aero India Curtain-raiser)
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) India's aerospace hub has been decked up for a show of air prowess by birds of a different kind at the five-day biennial Aero India expo from Wednesday at the Indian Air Force (IAF) Yelahanka base on the city's northern outskirts.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
India eliminated JeM leadership within 100 hrs of Pulwama attack: Army
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian Army on Tuesday said within 100 hours of the February 14 Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy that left 40 troopers dead, it eliminated the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) leadership that planned and executed the deadly carnage.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Vettel tops table on 1st day of F1 pre-season testing
Barcelona, Feb 19 (IANS) Germany's Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) was the fastest driver on the first day of the 2019 Formula One pre-season testing here, while Spaniard Carlos Sainz gave the McLaren team their best start in five years.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
'Mughal-e-Azam' musical to be back in Delhi in April
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) "Mughal-e-Azam", a Broadway-style musical, will return to regale Delhi audience in April.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi flags off world's first diesel to electric converted locomotive
Varanasi, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flagged off the world's first diesel to electric converted locomotive here.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
No evidence our images showed Pakistan flag for 'toilet paper': Google
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Google on Tuesday said that it has found no evidence that its Search algorithms were showing the Pakistani flag when looked for the "best toilet paper in the world", the "best China-made toilet paper" or just "toilet paper".
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Politics
Kovind, Modi pay tributes to Guru Ravidas
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to mystic poet-saint of the Bhakti Movement Guru Ravidas on his birth anniversary that has crossed over six centuries.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
New round of US-China trade talks to kickstart on Tuesday
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) A new round of trade talks between the US and China will begin on Tuesday following those that were held in Beijing last week, the White House said.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
US airlines to add more gender options
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) US airlines will add more gender options for passengers who don't identify as "male" or "female", the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indane leaked millions of Aadhaar numbers: French security researcher
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A French researcher has claimed that he found a security lapse that allegedly exposed millions of Aadhaar numbers of dealers and distributors associated with Indane, an LPG brand owned by the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cold, misty morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) It was a cold, misty morning in Delhi on Tuesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 12 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, while the air quality was in the 'poor' category.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal installs 6K bins with BJP MPs' names
Shimla, Feb 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has installed 6,000 dustbins along urban and rural roads displaying names of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Members of Parliament. Another 13,000 more are in the process of being installed.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Modi remembers Chhatrapati Shivaji on birth anniversary
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to Chhatrapati Shivaji on his birth anniversary describing him as a "warrior for truth and justice".
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China's Vice Premier to visit US for trade negotiations
Beijing, Feb 19 (IANS) The Chinese Commerce Ministry on Tuesday confirmed that Vice Premier Liu He will visit the US for a new round of negotiations aimed at resolving the ongoing trade war between Washington and Beijing.
2019-02-19
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Sensex up 130 points, financials gain
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) The Sensex advanced over 130 points during the Tuesday morning trade session as it opened higher with key banking and finance sectors gaining.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Huawei involved in stealing Apple trade secrets: Report
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Chinese tech giant Huawei has been involved in "a pattern of dubious tactics" to steal technology from its rivals, particularly Apple's China-based suppliers, The Information has claimed.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
US discussing exchanging liaison officers with N. Korea
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) The US and North Korea were seriously considering exchanging liaison officers, an incremental step towards normalising relations while the two sides negotiate to curtail Pyongyang's nuclear and missile forces, informed sources told CNN.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Curfew continues in Jammu for 5th day
Jammu, Feb 19 (IANS) A curfew imposed in Jammu since February 15, continued on Tuesday for the fifth consecutive day, police said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Thousands take holy dip at Kumbh on 'Maghi Purnima'
Prayagraj, Feb 19 (IANS) Hundreds and thousands of devotees, seers, pilgrims and tourists on Tuesday took a holy dip in the Sangam -- the trinity of holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati -- on the occasion of "Maghi Purnima", officials said.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Bangladesh blocks 2,000 sites in online crackdown
Dhaka, Feb 19 (IANS) Bangladesh has blocked nearly 2,000 pornography and gambling websites in an online crackdown ordered by the country's High Court.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
One-way traffic allowed on Jammu-Srinagar highway
Jammu, Feb 19 (IANS) One-way traffic will be allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Tuesday with vehicles moving only from Srinagar to Jammu.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
16 states file lawsuit to stop Trump's national emergency declaration
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Sixteen states on Monday evening filed a lawsuit challenging US President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Four dead in Michigan shooting
Chicago, Feb 19 (IANS) Three children and a woman were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds at a property in rural northern Kent County in the US Midwestern state of Michigan on Monday afternoon.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Trump ramps up pressure on Venezuela's Maduro
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Monday urged Venezuelan military officials to back the country's self-declared interim president Juan Guaido and allow humanitarian aid to flow into Venezuela.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Trump talking about John James as frontrunner for UN ambassador
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has mentioned former Michigan GOP Senate candidate John James as a leading contender for the role of US ambassador to the United Nations, a source close to White House tells CNN.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
'Nagarkirtan' a masterly melancholic meditation on dysfunctionalism
Film: "Nagarkirtan" (Bengali); Writer and Director: Kaushik Ganguly; Starring: Riddhi Sen, Ritwick Chakraborty; Rating: *****(5 stars)
2019-02-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Djokovic, Biles win Laureus Sports awards
Monaco, Feb 19 (IANS) Tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia won his fourth Laureus World Sportsman of the Year here on Monday, and American record-holding gymnast Simone Biles bagged the World Sportswoman of the Year Award thanks to her dominant world championship performance last year.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Tennis,Other Sports
Trump accuses deputy AG of plotting against him
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump accused on Monday the deputy attorney general of the Justice Department, Rod Rosenstein, of planning to take illegal action against him, after former acting director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, said that in 2017 there were alleged projects afoot to remove the president from office.
2019-02-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
24 killed in bus crash in Bolivia
La Paz, Feb 19 (IANS) Twenty-four people were killed and 11 others injured on Monday when a bus collided with a truck in western Bolivia, police told Efe.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Paraguay,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
India, Morocco sign agreements on bilateral cooperation
Rabat, Feb 19 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita on Monday signed four agreements to cement bilateral cooperation.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Malta,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Would like to explore all avenues of film making: Arjun Rampal
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Arjun Rampal, who is also set to make his debut on a digital platform with a web series titled "The Final Call", said that he would like to explore all the avenues of film making.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Climate change threatens 2 of Ecuador's 7 glaciers
Quito, Feb 19 (IANS) Ecuador could lose two of its seven glaciers over the next few years thanks to global warming, a phenomenon that worries experts because it would alter the paramo ecosystem and its effect on the nation's water supply and humidity, media reported.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Ecuador,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Israeli private spacecraft shoots for Moon
Jerusalem, Feb 19 (IANS) Aiming to become the fourth country to make a soft landing on the Moon, Israel's non-profit SpaceIL has announced it will launch a spacecraft from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Thursday on board a Falcon 9 rocket.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Israel,Science/Tech
Israeli private spacecraft shoots for Moon
Jerusalem, Feb 19 (IANS) Aiming to become the fourth country to make a soft landing on the Moon, Israel's non-profit SpaceIL has announced it will launch a spacecraft from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Thursday on board a Falcon 9 rocket.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Israel,Business/Economy,Science/Tech,Technology
Myanmar condemns Kashmir terror attack
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 19 (IANS) Myanmar on Monday condemned the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 40 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Myanmar,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Kashmir,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kashmiri doctor alleges threats to leave Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Kashmiri doctor residing in Kolkata alleged that some people turned up at his place post-Pulwama terror attack and threatened him to leave the city, police said on Monday.
2019-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Kashmir,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Business worth Rs 25,000 cr hit as traders protest against Pulwama attack: CAIT
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Monday said that business worth about Rs 25,000 crore was hit due to the "Bharat Trade Bandh" that was called to protest against the recent Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Veteran actor Biswajit joins BJP, praises Modi
New Delhi/Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Veteran matinee idol Biswajit Chatterjee joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in New Delhi on Monday in the presence of party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and other senior leaders.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
With Pulwama attack, time for discussions is over: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) In a strong message to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Pulwama terror bombing shows that the time for talks between the two neighbouring countries is over and called upon the global community to unite and act firmly against terrorism and those supporting it.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Not releasing 'Total Dhamaal' in Pakistan our way of protest: Director
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Indra Kumar says it was his team's decision to prevent the release of "Total Dhamaal" in Pakistan.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Bengal police warns against efforts to stir up trouble after Pulwama attack
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) The West Bengal Police on Monday warned of strong action against "planned efforts" to create law and order problems in the state by some groups by taking out sudden processions in areas with mixed population and spreading fake message and rumours through social media.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Pakistan narrative on Kashmir not acceptable: Saudi Arabia
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Over the years, Saudi Arabia has developed a far better understanding of Indias position on Jammu and Kashmir and the kind of terror threat the country faced and it was evident from the Kingdom's strong denunciation of the Pulwama terror attack, sources said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Gujarat MLAs to donate one month's salary to kin of killed CRPF troopers
Gandhinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, Gujarat legislators on Monday decided to donate their one month's salaries to the families of the 40 Central Reserve Police Force troopers killed in the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Terrorism
Plan to acquire government's shareholding in REC by March 31: PFC
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Power Finance Corporation (PFC) on Monday said that it plans to acquire government's shareholding and management control of Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) by March 31, 2019.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bentley car rams auto, Turkmenistan woman killed
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A woman from Turkmenistan was killed and three others suffered serious injuries after a speeding Bentley car rammed the auto rickshaw they were travelling in at Vinay Marg, a high-security area in Central Delhi's Chanakyapuri area, on Monday, the police said.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Not releasing 'Total Dhamaal' in Pakistan: Director
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The team of "Total Dhamaal" has decided to not release their film in Pakistan, said the film's director Indra Kumar.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Terrorism
Government to launch 3 initiatives centering women's safety
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With a view to ensuring better safety of women, the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry will on Tuesday launch three initiatives, including safety tool "Panic Button" and DNA analysis facilities, said an official on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Gujarat Assembly pays homage to CRPF martyrs; Vote-on-Account on Tuesday
Gandhinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Gujarat Assembly's five-day budget session began here on Monday with legislators, cutting across party lines, paying homage to 40 CRPF jawans killed in the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Kejriwal meets Chandrababu Naidu in Amaravati
Amaravati, Feb 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday called on his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu here.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Youth held for sexually assaulting minor girl
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A 27-year-old youth was arrested for sexually assaulting a minor girl here, a police officer said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Student suspended over post supporting Pulwama bomber
Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) A woman student of Jaipur Dental College was suspended by college authorities on Monday after she updated her WhatsApp status to 'Miss You Bhai' in support of Aadil Ahmad Dar, the suicide bomber behind the Pulwama CRPF attack, which went viral, confirmed college authorities.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Kashmir,Terrorism
East Bengal, Mohun Bagan join fight to seek clarity on I-League future
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Eight I-League clubs, including giants Quess East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, on Monday shot off a letter to All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel seeking an "urgent appointment" to discuss the future of teams after the ongoing season.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Licences of 105 Karol Bagh hotels suspended
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Days after a fire at Hotel Arpit Palace that killed 17 people, the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) on Monday suspended licenses of 105 hotels operating in Karol Bagh area of the central Delhi, an official said.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Emami promoters sell 10% stake for Rs 1,600 crore
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Emami Groups promoters on Monday sold their 10 per cent stake in its flagship Emami Limited, raising about Rs 1,600 crore to reduce debts. After the sale, the promoter holding in the company stands at 62.74 per cent.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rajasthan village mourns Havildar Sheo Ram
Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) : A pall of gloom descended on the Tiba Basat village in Jhunjhunu on Monday, after reports of Havildar Sheo Ram succumbing to bullet injuries received in an operation with Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists in Pinglana village of Pulwama in Jammu & Kashmir, reached the village.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Counter-terrorism deal with Morocco important for us: Sushma Swaraj
Rabat, Feb 18 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that the agreement signed with Morocco in the field of counter-terrorism was important for India as it has been facing the scourge of terrorism for decades.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Malta,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Terrorism
Chandigarh braces for water supply shutdown
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) Residents in Chandigarh were on Monday asked by the local Municipal Corporation (MC) to brace for water supply shutdown for the next 36 due to ongoing work in the water supply line for the Union Territory.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
MHA rejects media reports on no more air transit for CRPF troopers
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Monday rejected as "untrue" some media reports suggesting that air transit facility on the Jammu-Srinagar sector for CRPF troopers has not been allowed.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Arpit Palace owners violated norms, greased palms: Crime Branch
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The gutted Arpit Palace Hotel appears to have been built on a slew of violations, one of them is not leaving any free space as per municipal bylaws, and using 100 per cent of the land for building the hotel.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN leaders welcome SC order on Vedanta's copper smelter plant
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Leaders of various political parties in Tamil Nadu on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict allowing Vedanta Ltd's copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi to remain closed.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Now IndiGo faces operational headwinds; stock dives 7.5% in 10 days
Mumbai/New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Massive turbulence continued to hit the Indian airline sector as even the formidable passenger carrier IndiGo now faces headwinds of pilot shortage leading to a truncated flight schedule and consequently a dive in its stock price.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Odisha gets its first high-performance centre
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Centre, the first high-performance centre in Odisha, was on Monday inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Kalinga Stadium here.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Presidency to offer cyber security course
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Presidency University is coming up with a specialised course in cyber security at its new campus, which will start functioning in the next academic year, the vice chancellor said, here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Defence/Security,Technology
India inc raises funds for Pulwama attack victims
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) India Inc has come together to support the families of CRPF jawans killed and injured in the Pulwama terrorist attack by raising some funds.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Defence/Security
Liverpool coach expects tough match against Bayern Munich in CL
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp on Monday said he expects a difficult encounter against Bayern Munich in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League last-16 tie, despite the German side's somewhat unstable set of recent results.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Meghalaya Home Minister, NESO hit out at Amit Shah over Citizenship Bill
Shillong, Feb 18 (IANS) A day after Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah said that the Citizenship bill will be passed if his party returns to power, Meghalaya Home Minister James Sangma on Monday reiterated National People's Party's (NPP) opposition to the contentious legislation.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
ISL: FC Goa seal play-off berth; occupy table-top position
Fatorda, Feb 18 (IANS) FC Goa became the second Indian Super League (ISL) side to book their place in the play-offs after a convincing 3-0 win over Kerala Blasters FC here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Saudi Crown Prince to arrive tomorrow, India to raise concerns on cross-border terrorism
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) India and Saudi Arabia are expected to announce a ministerial-level 'Strategic Partnership Council' during the visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman beginning Tuesday with the the issue of terrorism expected to figure in a major way during the talks in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Mamata writes to PM to initiate probe into IL&FS crisis
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to initiate an independent probe into the IL&FS financial debacle.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Infosys pays Rs 34 lakh to settle case with SEBI
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) IT major Infosys Ltd has paid Rs 34 lakh to settle a case related to alleged lapses regarding a severance payment done in 2015, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) said in an order.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Manoj Yadava is Haryana DGP
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) The Haryana government has appointed Manoj Yadava as Director General of Police (DGP), a state government spokesman said here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
CRPF DG meets Home Secretary
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General R.R. Bhatnagar on Monday met Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and is understood to have discussed security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
I-League: Manzi's late strikes put Chennai City in driver's seat
Shillong, Feb 18 (IANS) Pedro Manzi, now the 12th I-League's joint highest scorer with 18 goals to his credit, scored two and set up another, all in the space of 12 minutes, to help table-toppers Chennai City FC beat Shillong Lajong FC 4-2 in a return leg fixture at the JLN Stadium, here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
Andhra girl's murder case solved with boyfriend's arrest
Vijayawada, Feb 18 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh Police on Monday solved the mystery behind the murder of a girl student with the arrest of her boyfriend, found injured near her body.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cyber crimes pose a challenge to traditional policing: Rajnath
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that cyber crimes pose a challenge to traditional policing and called upon police personnel to enhance their skills to tackle threats posed from the cyber world.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
Pakistani plotter among 9 killed; top Army, police officers injured
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) A Pakistani JeM terrorist who plotted the suicide bombing on a CRPF convoy and an Indian Major were among nine people killed in fighting between security forces and militants that also left 10 security personnel, including a senior police officer and three Army officers, injured in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
MHA to hand over Pulwama terror attack case to NIA
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is all set to hand over the probe of the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), sources said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
J&J implant victims object to compensation package
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Victims of Johnson & Johnson faulty Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip implants have written to the central expert committee (CEC) raising objections to the compensation package proposed by the government.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mamata seeks Modi government ouster for 'failure' to prevent terror attack
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday slammed the Narendra Modi government for "politicising" the Pulwama terror attack and demanded its ouster for its "failure" to take precautionary measures despite an intelligence alert of a possible attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
They killed 41, we should kill 82, demands Amarinder
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) Asserting that the entire country was fed up with the senseless killing of Indian soldiers every day, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday called for "tough coercive action against Pakistan", which he suggested could be military, diplomatic or economic, or a combination of all three.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism
Shiv Sena to contest 23 seats, BJP 25 in Lok Sabha polls; 50:50 for assembly (ROUND-UP)
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Ending weeks of speculation and tottering on the brink, the ruling NDA constituents - Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party - finally sealed a pact for the ensuing 2019 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Argentina invites Indian investment
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Argentina on Monday invited Indian business to invest in the Latin American nation in a move to boost the current low level of bilateral trade with India and take the relationship to a higher level.
2019-02-18
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Emami promoters divest 10 pc stake for Rs 1,600 crore
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Emami Group's promoters on Monday sold their 10 per cent stake in its flagship Emami Limited, raising about Rs 1,600 crore in order to reduce their debts.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
India Inc offers support to Pulwama victims' kin
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) India Inc has come together to support the families of CRPF troopers killed and injured in the Pulwama terror attack, at a time when the central government is taking stern economic measures against Pakistan.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Supreme Court to consider PIL on Article 370
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said it would go into a PIL challenging Article 370 of the Constitution that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India, Argentina reiterate commitment to fight terrorism
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Condemning the Pulwama terror attack of February 14, India and Argentina on Monday reiterated their commitment to fight terrorism in all its forms and underscored the need to ensure that terror outfits do not get access to any weapon of mass destruction (WMD), technologies or finances.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Terrorism
CID arrests 5 in West Bengal paper leak case
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Five persons have been arrested after a probe, ordered by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Examination (WBBSE), into circulation of question papers of the Madhaymik examination on social media, the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Rajnath to launch citizen safety initiatives on Tuesday
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will announce on Tuesday a range of citizen safety initiatives, including a national emergency number and a Safe City project.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Technology
HC grants bail on condition of planting 50 saplings
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has granted anticipatory bail to a man facing prosecution in a molestation case on the condition that he will plant 50 saplings in a government school.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Suspended Guwahati woman teacher receives threats over FB post, goes missing
Guwahati, Feb 18 (IANS) A woman college teacher has gone missing since Sunday morning after being suspended by the college authorities for a Facebook post on the terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama district that left 49 dead last Thursday, police said here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Terrorism
Veteran actor Biswajit joins BJP
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Veteran matinee idol Biswajit Chatterjee joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Monday in the presence of party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and other senior leaders.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan will be very important country in future: Saudi Crown Prince
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on Monday affirmed his country's strong ties with Pakistan, saying it will be a very important country in the coming future, as Islamabad rolled out the red carpet for the royal and honoured him with its highest civilian honour.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Gurugram college withdraws notice to student union president for march
Gurugram, Feb 18 (IANS) Facing flak from right-wing Hindu groups, a government girls college here has withdrawn a disciplinary notice to Student Union president Shikha Raghav for taking out a march to protest the Pulwama terror attack that left 49 CRPF troopers dead.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Education,Politics,Terrorism
Chandigarh'as Rose Festival to be dedicated to CRPF martyrs
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has decided to dedicate the 47th Rose Festival to the CRPF troopers martyred in the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books
Smart feature phones to generate $28 bn revenues in 3 years: Report
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The revenue opportunity from increased sales of smart feature phones is expected to be about $28 billion over the next three years, according to a new report from Counterpoint Research.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Hike Atal pension scheme age limit to 50 years: PFRDA Chairman
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) chairman Hemant Contractor said here on Monday they have requested the government to raise the upper age limit for Atal Pension Yojana (APY) to 50 years from 40 years.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Pakistani provocations and Indian response
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The retaliation for the Pulwama terror attack will come at a time and place of India's choosing, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to assuage the feelings of the country seething with anger after the killing of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in a suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Goa tablet-PC scam: Congress says Lokayukta sought CBI probe as he has no faith in state agencies
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Monday accused the BJP-led coalition government of trying to sabotage a CBI probe recommended by state Lokayukta in an alleged tablet-PC procurement scam, which took place in 2013.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Will file Rs 10k-cr damage suits against Chidambaram, 2 others: 63 moons
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Venkat Chary, Chairman of 63 moons Technologies, formerly Financial Technologies, on Monday said his company will file for damages worth Rs 10,000 crore against former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and then Chairman of Forward Markets Commission, Ramesh Abhishek, and former Additional Secretary for Finance K.P. Krishnan.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rising oil prices may double import bill in FY19
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Rising oil prices and depreciating rupee are set to further upset the countrys fiscal math this year, with estimates suggesting that the crude import bill in FY19 would shoot up by close to 50 per cent to $130 billion, twice the level what government agencies were earlier projecting.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India are the best at home, feels Australia skipper Finch
Brisbane, Feb 18 (IANS) Australia's limited overs captain Aaron Finch feels India are the best in their own conditions and they have to be at their best to beat them in the limited overs games, starting with two T20 internationals from February 24.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
BJYM to launch 'NaMo Yuva connect' to garner youth vote
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With an eye on first-time voters, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is set to launch over a dozen programmes, including "NaMo Yuva connect" targeting one of the strongest support bases of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AIFF's League Committee to decide fate of Real Kashmir-Minerva Punjab I-League tie
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The fate of the I-League match between Real Kashmir FC and Minerva Punjab FC will be decided by the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) League Committee, according to a statement issued by the AIFF on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports
SC rejects PIL challenging interim Budget
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the presentation of the interim Budget by the Modi government in the just concluded last session of the 16th Lok Sabha.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Shiv Sena to contest 23, BJP 25 seats in Lok Sabha, 50:50 in assembly polls
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Ending weeks of speculation, the ruling NDA constituents - Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party - finally sealed their alliance for the ensuing Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
FIDE VP Nigel Short takes aim at AICF again
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Global chess body FIDE's Vice-President and chess Grand Master (GM) Nigel Short targeted the All India Chess Federation (AICF) again by expressing disappointment at the disenfranchisement of the Maharashtra Chess Association and several others.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Why Facebook was labelled 'digital gangsters' by UK lawmakers
London, Feb 18 (IANS) During its 18-month-long investigation into disinformation and "fake news", a committee of the UK Parliament invited Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear before it three times. Zuckerberg didn't show up once.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Pakistan shooters granted visa for ISSF World Cup
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Ending speculation over the participation of Pakistani shooters in the ISSF World Cup at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range starting on Wednesday, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) on Monday said that the Pakistani shooters have got visas.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Up to Sidhu to explain his stand on Pulwama: Amarinder
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) With his government and the Congress party left embarrassed by the discordant comments made by Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu defending Pakistan on the Pulwama terror attack, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said everyone has the right to voice their mind and it is up to Sidhu to explain his stand.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Shiv Sena, BJP confirm alliance for Lok Sabha, Assembly polls
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Ending weeks of speculation, the ruling NDA constituents - Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - finally sealed an alliance for the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly elections.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
7 lawmakers quit UK's Labour Party over Brexit, racism
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Seven UK lawmakers resigned from the opposition Labour Party on Monday in protest over its policy on Brexit, allegations of anti-semitism and its general shift to the Left under the current leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Religion
Maldives court orders detention of ex-President Yameen
Male, Feb 18 (IANS) The Maldives Criminal Court on Monday ordered authorities to take into custody former President Abdulla Yameen until the end of his trial on money laundering charges, the media reported.
2019-02-18
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
ED summons Vadra again in money laundering case
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Tuesday in connection with the probe into a money laundering case involving a London property worth 1.9 million pound.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Business/Economy
Djokovic maintains ATP rankings' top spot, Nadal second
Madrid, Feb 18 (IANS) Serbia's star Novak Djokovic - winner of 15 grand slams - maintained the No. 1 spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 10,955 points, ahead of Spain's Rafael Nadal with a difference of more than 2,500 points.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
SC junks PIL seeking probe into crash of Mirage jet
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday junked a PIL seeking a court-monitored probe into the crash of a Mirage fighter aircraft resulting in the death of two fighter pilots -- Squadron Leader Samir Abrol and Squadron Leader Siddartha Negi.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi government implementing PMKSN in farcical manner: Kisan Sabha
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Modi government has "exposed itself" by trying to implement the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PMKSN) scheme "in the most callous and farcical manner", the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Setback for Vedanta as SC refuses re-opening of TN copper plant
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Vedanta's Sterlite copper smelting plant in Tamil Nadu would remain locked as the Supreme Court on Monday set aside the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) December 15 order directing its re-opening, on the grounds of jurisdiction.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
RBI board approves Rs 28,000-crore interim dividend to government
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) board on Monday approved transfer Rs 28,000-crore interim dividend to the government ahead of the general elections to meet the welfare expenditures and the fiscal deficit breach.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
University of Sydney partners with Indian B-Schools to offer Rs 25 million scholarships
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The University of Sydney on Monday announced a partnership with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Tech Mahindra and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay to provide scholarships worth more than Rs 25 million to Indian students.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
After CCI & PCA, RCA pulls down portraits of Pakistani cricketers
Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) Following in the footsteps of Mumbai's Cricket Club of India (CCI) and Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), the Rajasthan Cricket Association on Monday removed pictures of a number of Pakistan players to record its protest against the terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama that claimed the lives of 49 troopers.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
India battles Pakistan in ICJ, says Jadhav's detention unlawful
The Hague, Feb 18 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the Pulwama terror attack, India battled Pakistan in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by asserting that the trial of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan did not meet minimum standards of natural and human rights and urged the court to declare that his detention since 2016 for espionage was "unlawful" and order his release.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
No assurance from Centre on mining resumption: Goa Minister
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) There is no assurance from the Central government about resumption of mining, banned in Goa by the Supreme Court in February last year, and a solution to the crisis has to be worked out only at the state level, Goa's Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Komal shines in BP XI loss to England XI in practice game
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Left-arm pacer Komal Zanzad took three wickets but Board President's XI lost to England XI by two wickets in a practice game at the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Hormone therapy may up heart disease risk during gender transition: Study
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Patients receiving hormone therapy as part of their gender-transition treatment have an elevated risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart attacks, strokes and blood clotting, researchers say.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC seeks DMRC's response on Delhi Airport Metro Express's plea on arbitration award
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court has sought Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's (DMRC) response on a plea by Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) subsidiary -- Delhi Airport Metro Express (DAMEPL) -- challenging the Delhi High Court order that set aside an arbitration award of around Rs 5,800 crore including interest.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP to support Odisha shutdown for farmers' cause
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said it would extend support to Odisha shutdown call given by farmers' outfit Nava Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) on February 21.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Saudi Arabia vows to de-escalate India-Pakistan tensions
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Monday vowed to de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan following last week's suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 49 CRPF personnel.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Cardi B slammed for 'vulgar' social media post
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B has sparked outrage with a provocative video clip which she has posted on her Instagram page to promote her new single called "Please me".
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
RSPB crowned champions of senior women's Hockey Nationals
Hisar (Haryana), Feb 18 (IANS) The Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) were crowned champions for the sixth straight time after they outclassed Hockey Madhya Pradesh 5-0 in the final of the 9th Hockey India senior women Nationals at the Astroturf International Stadium here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Hockey
Two held for Youth Congress workers' murder, shutdown hits Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) A day after two Youth Congress workers were killed in Kerala, police on Monday arrested two persons even as a dawn-to-dusk statewide shutdown called by the Congress youth wing affected life in the state.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Home loan borrowers can expect fall in rates
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Taking note that benefits of lower interest rates were not reaching consumers, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das will meet the public and the private sector banks on February 21 to persuade them to pass on the benefits.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Akalis-BJP want privilege motion, sedition case against Sidhu
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) Upping the ante against Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Akali Dal and the BJP on Monday urged the Assembly Speaker to initiate a privilege motion against him for his comments in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism
Racism exists all over the world: Shrabani Basu
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) "Victoria & Abdul: the True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant" author Shrabani Basu says the subject of racism is very relevant as it exists all over the world.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Pakistan confers highest civilian honour on Saudi Crown Prince
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday conferred its highest civilian honour on Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman at the end of his two-day visit to the South Asian country.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pakistani plotter among 9 killed; top Army, police officers injured (Fifth Lead)
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) A Pakistani JeM terrorist who plotted the suicide bombing on a CRPF convoy and an Indian Major were among nine people killed in fighting between security forces and militants that also left 10 security personnel, including a senior police officer and three Army officers, injured in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Shatrughan Sinha warns against hasty retaliation over Pulwama attack
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, distressed and disturbed by the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, has cautioned against hasty retaliatory action.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Sequel to 'Nayak...' would be a good idea: Anil Kapoor
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor thinks a sequel to his hit "Nayak: The Real Hero" will make for a good film.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over 80k persons donate for Pulwama martyrs through 'Bharat Ke Veer' (Lead, with correction)
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) More than 80,000 persons have came forward since February 14 to contribute over Rs 20 crore to the 'Bharat Ke Veer corpus for the CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack, government said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Delhi traders demand boycott of Pakistani, Chinese goods
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Infuriated at the Pulwama blast, retailers from across the national capital on Monday called for boycott of Pakistani and Chinese goods from being sold in the markets and observed a general "bandh" as a mark of respect to the martyrs.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Wipro launches 'QuMiC' to fast-track migration to Oracle Cloud
Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Monday launched QuMiC -- Quick Migration to Cloud -- a platform designed to transform the way organisations migrate to Oracle Cloud.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Right-wing outfits demand criminal case against DJ Marshmello show organiser
Gurugram, Feb 18 (IANS) Right-wing outfits protesting against a musical show of American DJ-producer Marshmello in Gurugram on Saturday, have demanded the registration of a criminal case against its organiser.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
LinkedIn starts showing trending stories of the day
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Taking a leaf out of Twitter's book, LinkedIn on Monday launched a new way for its over 55 million members in the country to see the day's top professional news stories and conversations happening around them -- all in one place.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
SC stays trial against Dhinakaran in FERA violation case
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the trial of AMMK leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran relating to a 1996 alleged FERA (Foreign Exchange Regulation Act) violation case against him.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
No blame game on Pulwama attack: Gen V.K. Singh
Shimla, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Minister Gen V.K. Singh on Monday said it was not the time to indulge in a blame game on the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir without having knowledge of all aspects.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
332 killed, 6,310 women face atrocities in MP in last 73 days
Bhopal, Feb 18 (IANS) In the past 73 days, Madhya Pradesh has witnessed 332 murders and 6,310 women faced various atrocities, Home Minister Bala Bachchan stated in the Assembly, here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Over 80k persons donate for Pulwama martyrs through 'Bharat Ke Veer'(Lead)
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) More than 80,000 persons have came forward since February 14 to contribute over Rs 20 crore to the 'Bharat Ke Veer corpus for the CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack, government said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kim Jong-un on state visit to Vietnam before meet with Trump
Hanoi, Feb 18 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will arrive in Vietnam at the end of February for a two-day state visit, just ahead of his summit with US President Donald Trump, Vietnamese government officials said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Thousands join Major Bisht's funeral
Dehradun, Feb 18 (IANS) The mortal remains of Major Chitresh Bisht, who was killed in an IED blast near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir last week, were consigned to flames with full state honours on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
EWS admission in Delhi schools from Tuesday
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The admission for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category and the Disadvantaged Group by Delhi's Directorate of Education for Class II onwards against available seats in private schools built on the government land for the academic session 2019-20 will begin from Tuesday and will continue till March 4.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
'Total Dhamaal' won't release in Pakistan
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) "Total Dhamaal", a Bollywood entertainer, will not be released in Pakistan. "In light of the current situation, the team of 'Total Dhamaal' has decided to not release the film in Pakistan," actors Ajay Devgn and Ritiesh Deshmukh tweeted.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Terrorism
HC rejects plea challenging arrest of student leader in sedition case
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday rejected a plea challenging arrest and transit remand of Veewon Thokchom, advisor to the Manipur Students' Association Delhi (MSAD), in connection with a sedition case.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
One dies as car falls in Ganga at Kumbh
Prayagraj, Feb 18 (IANS) A 20-year-old youth was killed when his car tumbled into the Ganga river from a pontoon bridge during the ongoing Kumbh, police said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata demands Modi government's ouster for failing to prevent terror attack
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday slammed the Modi government for politicising the Pulwama terror attack and demanded its ouster for failing to take precautionary measures despite an intelligence alert of a possible attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Most Indian businesses not delivering on CX tech: Report
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) While businesses in India are looking at several customer experience (CX) technologies such as customer analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and digital integration, most of them are not currently able to implement them properly, according to a new report on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Pakistani plotter among 7 killed; top Army, police officers injured (Fourth Lead)
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) A Pakistani JeM terrorist who plotted the suicide bombing on a CRPF convoy and an Indian Major were among seven people killed in fighting between security forces and militants that also left a senior police officer and two Army officers injured in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
My phone is being tapped: Mamata
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that her phone is being tapped by Central agencies.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Film on Modi's life finds its antagonist
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Actor Prashant Narayanan has been roped in to play the antagonist in the upcoming film "PM Narendra Modi".
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian product designed to stop bleeding poised to go global
Hyderabad, Feb 18 (IANS) A product to stop bleeding, made by an Indian company with extract from shellfish, is poised to become a global brand with its widespread use by the defence forces and hospitals in various countries besides Indian forces.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine,Technology,Business/Economy
'The Favourite' to release in India in March
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Following a big haul of awards internationally, Olivia Colman's "The Favourite" will be released in India on March 1.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rising crude prices, Indo-Pakistan tension drag Sensex 310 pts lower
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Rising global crude oil prices, along with heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, dragged the Indian equity market on Monday, with the key equity indices closing lower for the 8th consecutive session despite optimism following the US-China trade talks.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
AAP plans movement, eyes all 7 LS seats
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With a goal to win all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, form a grand alliance government at the Centre and get statehood for Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is planning to launch a mass movement ahead of the general elections.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Smiriti Kalra not keen on mythological shows
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Smiriti Kalra doesn't enjoy watching mythological shows, and says she is not keen on doing that either.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Stop blaming China, Pakistan: Chinese media to India
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) India must self-introspect its anti-terrorism policy rather than blaming Pakistan for the Pulwama suicide bombing and China for blocking efforts to list Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist without proof, said a Chinese state-run newspaper.
2019-02-18
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Two in police custody for murders of Kerala Youth Congress workers
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) The Kerala Police on Monday took two persons into custody in connection with the murders of two Youth Congress workers at Kasargode on Sunday night.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Pulwama attack: Odisha traders observe market shutdown
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) Markets and business establishments remained closed across Odisha in accordance with a Bharat Bandh call given by the Confederation of All India Traders.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Police officers in Gurugram reshuffled
Gurugram, Feb 18 (IANS) Gurugram's Commissioner of Police K.K. Rao on Monday transferred 22 police inspectors, including several Station House Officers (SHOs), with immediate effect, a senior police officer said.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Defence/Security
Punjab IGP arrested in 2015 firing case
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) The special investigation team (SIT) of the Punjab Police here on Monday arrested Inspector General (IG) of Police Parampal Singh Umaranangal in connection with the Behbal Kalan firing in the Faridkot district in October 2015.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Top J&K Police officer wounded by militants
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Deputy Inspector General of Police Amit Kumar was on Monday shot and wounded by militants during an ongoing gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
MP Assembly adjourns after paying tributes to Pulwama martyrs
Bhopal, Feb 18 (IANS) On the first day of the Budget session of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday, the House was adjourned after paying tributes to the CRPF troopers who died in a terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Elected CM on the road, poll loser ruling Puducherry: Kejriwal
Puducherry, Feb 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday termed it a "travesty of democracy" that an elected Chief Minister was sitting on the road while a person who was defeated in the Delhi elections is ruling Puducherry as Lt. Governor.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Synthetic fibres contribute to plastic pollution in environment: Study
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Polyester and other synthetic fibres like nylon are major contributors of microplastics pollution in the environment, say researchers and suggest switching to biosynthetic fibres to prevent this.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Electric buses to ply in Shimla
Shimla, Feb 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday flagged off an electric bus for Shimla city.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Indian forces will give befitting reply to Pulwama attack: Amit Shah
Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah said on Monday that Indian security forces will give a befitting reply to the "cowardly" terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir in which 49 CRPF troopers lost their lives.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
India is cultural treasure of thousands of years: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) India is a cultural treasure trove of thousands of years that has faced long periods of slavery and invasions unfazed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, adding that its different cultural 'beads' make the country multi-dimensional.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
LinkedIn starts showing trending stories of the day
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Taking a leaf out of Twitter's book, Microsoft on Monday launched a new way for its over 55 million members in the country to see the day's top professional news stories and conversations happening around them -- all in one place.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
US-Taliban talks in Islamabad postponed
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) The peace talks between the US and the Afghan Taliban, slated to take place here on Monday, were postponed after most members of the group's negotiating team were unable to travel due to "the US and UN travel restrictions", the media reported.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Premji unveils Wipro-Kawasaki plant near Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) IT czar and Wipro Chairman Azim Premji on Monday unveiled the new plant of Wipro-Kawasaki joint venture to manufacture hydraulic pumps and motors for the construction machinery at Bidadi, about 40 km from Bengaluru.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
India seeks immediate release of Jhadav
The Hague, Feb 18 (IANS) India on Monday contended before the International Court of Justice here the continued custody of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan jail was unlawful and demanded his release saying Islamabad has seriously violated various provisions of the 1963 Vienna Convention and other protocols.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
World must take firm steps against terrorism, supporters: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) In an apparent message to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that the time for talks was over in the wake of Pulwama suicide bombing and said the global community should unite and act firmly against terrorists and those supporting it.
2019-02-18
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Opposition demands Nitish Kumar's resignation over Bihar shelter home rape case
Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) The Opposition on Monday created a ruckus in the Bihar Assembly demanding Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation, two days after a special POCSO court in Muzaffarpur directed the CBI to investigate the involvement of Kumar and two IAS officers in the infamous shelter home rape case.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Declare pension a fundamental right for retired employees: BMS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Calling for a review of all existing pension schemes in the country, RSS-affiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) has demanded that pension must be declared a fundamental right of a retired employee.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
All Indian Cine Workers Association announces ban on Pakistani artistes
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) The All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) on Monday announced a ban on Pakistani artistes in the country, saying they will resort to strong action against anyone who collaborates with talent from Pakistan.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Rs 46 cr collected under Bharat Ke Veer: Government
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Government on Monday said that a sum of Rs 46 crore has been collected and dispersed as part of the "Bharat Ke Veer" initiative for CRPF troopers who lost their lives in the February 14 Pulwama attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
RCom stock up 10% as company reaches agreement with lenders
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Reliance Communication (RCom) stock rose sharply by over 11 per cent on Monday, a day after the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group reached an understanding by which the lenders will refrain from selling stock pledged by the promoters till September 30, 2019.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
MLA breaks down in UP Assembly
Lucknow, Feb 18 (IANS) A Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA broke down in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Monday and threatened self-immolation if the money stolen from him a month ago was not recovered within a fortnight.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Shehbaz Sharif indicted in housing scam case
Lahore, Feb 18 (IANS) An accountability court on Monday indicted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif along with nine others in a housing scandal.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pulwama attack: Bengal teenager held for objectionable social media posts
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) A 17-year-old boy from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district has been apprehended for his objectionable social media posts against the Indian Army, police said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
RCom stock rises sharply
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Reliance Communication (RCom) stock rose sharply by over 11 per cent on Monday, a day after the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group reached an understanding by which the lenders will refrain from selling stock pledged by the promoters till September 30, 2019.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
SC admits RInfra minor's plea challenging HC order favouring DMRC
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) RInfra on Monday said that the Supreme Court has admitted a Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by its subsidiary challenging a Delhi High Court order that set aside an over Rs 5,800 crore arbitral award won by the RInfra minor against the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rahul to launch election campaign in Maharashtra on March 1
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi will launch the national campaign for the coming Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra with a mega rally in Dhule, a traditional party bastion, on March 1, an official said here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Major, Pakistani mastermind among 7 killed in Pulwama (Third Lead)
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) A Pakistani JeM terrorist who plotted the suicide bombing on a CRPF convoy and an Indian Army Major were among seven people killed in fighting between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Facebook behaving like 'digital gangsters': UK parliamentary report
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Lashing out at Facebook for behaving like "digital gangsters" in the online world, a UK parliamentary committee concluded that the social networking giant intentionally and knowingly violated both data privacy and anti-competition laws.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Curfew temporarily relaxed in some parts of Jammu
Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) The curfew in Jammu, which was imposed on February 15, was relaxed temporarily on Monday in some parts of the city, an official said.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Banita Sandhu 'super excited' to return on film set with 'Varmaa'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) "October" actress Banita Sandhu, who will be seen as the female lead in "Varmaa" - the Tamil remake of Telugu film "Arjun Reddy" - is looking forward to return to a film set. She says she was waiting for the right project to come her way.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Jute mills fail to submit undertakings on statutory dues, centre extends deadline
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) With jute millers not furnishing undertakings on payment of statutory dues to workers and prompt payment for raw jute supplies within the stipulated date citing ongoing discussions with the Ministry of Textiles, the Jute Commissioner has extended the deadline to February 20.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Tagore belongs to world: Kovind
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) 'Gurudev' Rabindranath Tagore was a remarkable genius, and remains not just India's, but the worlds foremost cultural icons, President Ramnath Kovind said here on Monday, while presenting the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Punjab budget: Petrol, diesel rates slashed
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) The Punjab government on Monday slashed the rates of petrol and diesel by Rs 5 and Re 1, respectively in the annual budget presented for the state.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Kejriwal meets protesting Puducherry CM
Puducherry, Feb 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday met his Puducherry counterpart V. Narayanasamy and vowed to "fight together for full statehood".
2019-02-18
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
No real job data available: BJP MP on growth-loss barb
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Reacting to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's "job-loss growth" barb at the government, BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Monday said there was no real job data available and the NSSO survey did not consider the measures taken to revitalise the MSME and informal sector.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Remove Sania Mirza as Telangana brand ambassador: BJP MLA
Hyderabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Controversial BJP legislator Raja Singh on Monday called for removing Indian tennis star Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of Telangana, calling her "Pakistan's daughter-in-law".
2019-02-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Sports,Terrorism
Smoking may damage immunity of skin cancer patients: Study
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Smoking may damage the immune response against melanoma and limit patients' survival chances, according to a new study.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP MP Kirti Azad joins Congress, flays Modi for 'jumlas'
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician and suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad joined the Congress here on Monday and flayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making what he said were false promises and said there was no internal democracy in the BJP.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan will be very important country in future: Saudi Crown Prince
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has said that Pakistan will be a very, very important country in the coming future and that his country had been waiting for a leadership like that of Prime Minister Imran Khan to partner with Islamabad in various areas.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Ex-diplomat's photo-exhibit on Himalayan 'majesty, mystery'
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Interspersed with colour photographs, a series of black-and-white stills on display here take one through the enrapturing Himalayan belt. Captured over 60 years by Deb Mukharji, a former Indian Foreign Service member and envoy to Nepal and Bangladesh, the images freeze the infectious charm of the mountains he dearly loves.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Anticipating glitches ahead of NASA Mars mission
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers are developing a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew members and tick off problems that may make or break the Mission to Mars.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Education
Register case against Cognizant for bribing TN officials: Stalin
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Monday demanded the registration of a case against the US-based Cognizant Technology Solutions for bribing Tamil Nadu government officials in an effort to secure construction permits.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Business/Economy
I feel we can tell many stories through songs: Shashanka Ghosh
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Shashanka Ghosh is working on a Hindi adaptation of musical comedy drama "Begin Again", and the "Veere Di Wedding" director says he is not sure how he will give a "Bollywood touch" to the story.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
World must unite to act against terrorism: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Asserting that the time for talks is over in the wake of Pulwama suicide bombing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the world should unite against terrorism and those supporting it.
2019-02-18
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Rekha Bhardwaj, Harshdeep Kaur pull out of event in Lahore
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Singers Rekha Bhardwaj and Harshdeep Kaur have withdrawn their names from Shaan-e-Pakistan 2019 gala in Lahore next month in the wake of the Pulwama suicide bombing that killed 49 troopers.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
I-League teams planning court route to stall Srinagar matches
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With uncertainty continuing over the I-League encounter between Real Kashmir and Minerva Punjab FC, the fate of the February 28 Real Kashmir match against East Bengal, also scheduled to be played in Srinagar, has come under the cloud.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
'Contemporary Mizo identity, art practice still traditionally rooted'
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With a focus to put Mizoram on the map of the burgeoning Indian contemporary art, 14 young artists from the northeastern state will exhibit their works here that speak of the contemporary Mizo identity as a complex mixture of global influences and valued regional traditions.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
US woman 'deeply regrets' joining IS
Damascus, Feb 18 (IANS) An American woman captured by Kurdish forces after fleeing the last Islamic State stronghold in Syria, has said that she "deeply regrets" joining the terror group and has pleaded to be allowed to return to her family in Alabama.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism
Congress to finalize candidates, manifesto by February
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With a view to preventing infighting due to ticket distribution, the Congress has directed all its state units to expedite the process of candidate selection as well as state-wise electoral understanding for the Lok Sabha before this month which shall be then approved by the Congress Election Committee.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
New drug to delay ageing discovered
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a new drug that can delay ageing demonstrated by declining muscle mass, strength and function.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Is mammography test to spot breast cancer necessary at all?
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A woman under 40, with no known breast cancer risk or visible symptoms of the deadly disease, need not take regular mammography tests, say health experts.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
N. Korea at historic turning point: State media
Pyongyang, Feb 18 (IANS) North Korea is at the cusp of a historical turning point, a state-run newspaper said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Earth is flat, said YouTube
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) In a major goof-up, popular video-sharing platform YouTube projected it upon impressionable minds that -- the Earth is flat -- raising the number of people who now seriously believe the planet to be a flat unending stretch of land, a study said.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Education
Violence mars Brazil's Guanabara Cup final
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 18 (IANS) A late goal from midfielder Danilo Barcelos gave Vasco de Gama a 1-0 victory over Fluminense in a Guanabara Cup final that was marred by violence and confusion.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Filmmakers should make movies for theatres: Steven Spielberg
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Steven Spielberg has urged other filmmakers to make movies for theatres and not just for television.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Boca Juniors climb to third in Superliga Argentina
Buenos Aires, Feb 18 (IANS) Emmanuel Mas and Mauro Zarate struck second-half goals as defending champions Boca Juniors defeated Lanus 2-1 in the Superliga Argentina.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Lena Headey thinks refusing sex with Weinstein hurt her career
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" star Lena Headey feels that refusing sex with Harvey Weinstein harmed a decade of her career.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jussie Smollet's case goes to grand jury
Chicago, Feb 18 (IANS) Actor Jussie Smollet's case of homophobic attack will now come before a grand jury next week.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Total Dhamaal' team donates Rs 50 lakh for Pulwama martyrs' kin
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) The team of "Total Dhamaal" has donated Rs 50 lakh to the families of the CRPF personnel who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mexico's Queretaro FC sack coach Puente
Mexico City, Feb 18 (IANS) Mexico's Queretaro sacked manager Rafael Puente after the football team suffered their seventh straight top flight defeat.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
China's elderly population to grow in 30 years
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) People aged 65 years and older are expected to make up for around 30 per cent of China's population in the next 30 years, authorities said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Sports and politics should be kept separate: PCB MD
Lahore, Feb 18 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed "extreme" disappointment over the removal of posters of Pakistan Prime Minister and World Cup-winning skipper Imran Khan in the Cricket Club of India, Mumbai, and elsewhere and IMG Reliance pulling out of the deal to produce and broadcast PSL 2019 in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attacks.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pakistani who plotted suicide bombing killed: Police
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Security forces on Monday shot dead a Pakistani militant of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) who masterminded the suicide bombing of a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir killing 49 troopers, police sources said.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Pakistan summons its envoy in India for consultations
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday summoned its High Commissioner in India, Sohail Mahmood, for "consultations" following diplomatic tensions between the two countries after the suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir killed 49 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
After two miscarriages, motherhood makes Spearritt feel 'incredible'
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Hannah Spearritt is on cloud nine to have her own child, especially after suffering two miscarriages.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Punjab Budget session heats up as Akalis protest against Sidhu
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) Angry scenes were witnessed in the Punjab Assembly in a war of words between state cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLAs, especially Bikram Singh Majithia, which forced adjournment before the budget could be presented in the House here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Goa government scheme promotes goat-breeding for meat
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) A new scheme promoted by the BJP-led coalition government in Goa wants to promote goat breeding in the coastal state because goat-meat or mutton, does not have religious taboo.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
No RBI decision yet on interim dividend quantum to be paid to government
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The RBI decides independently on the quantum of interim dividend to be paid to the Centre and a central bank committee is currently examining the issue, the government said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pulwama mastermind killed: Police
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Security forces on Monday shot dead a Pakistani militant of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) who masterminded the suicide bombing of a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir killing 49 troopers, police sources said.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Household toxins linked to multiple disorders in children: Study
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Children living in homes that have toxic chemicals on the floors and furniture are exposed to higher concentrations of harmful semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in their blood or urine than those without these materials, finds a new study.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pakistan foreign ministry website hacked, India blamed
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan following the deadly Pulwama attack on February 14, Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs website was not working in several countries including the US on Saturday, the media reported.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
White House defends Trump's emergency declaration
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) The White House has defended President Donald Trumps declaration of a national emergency at the southern border with Mexico and sought to clarify his contradictory statements about its necessity, amid mounting legal challenges and objections from Congress.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Poonam Dhillon excited to star in 'Jai Mummy Di'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Veteran actress Poonam Dhillon will star along with actors Sunny Singh and Sonnalli Seygall in the upcoming film "Jai Mummy Di".
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two judges of Jharkhand High Court take oath
Hazaribagh, Feb 18 (IANS) Two new judges of the Jharkhand High Court took oath of office here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jharkhand,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Court extends Chidambarams' interim protection from arrest
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday extended former Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram's interim protection from arrest till March 8 in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
After tough posturing, Sena and BJP to seal alliance
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Tottering on the brink for months, the Shiv Sena managed to bulldoze its way with the BJP, paving the way for a pre-poll alliance for the Lok Sabha and in all probability even the Assembly polls later in the year, party sources said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Singapore Airlines to fly Airbus A350 from Bengaluru soon
Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) Leading international carrier Singapore Airlines on Monday said it would fly Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft between Bengaluru and Singapore thrice a week from May 18.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
TN Law Minister welcomes SC order on Vedanta
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Law Minister C.Ve. Shanmugam on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court order allowing Vedanta's copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi to remain closed according to the state government's order.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Virus-infected bacteria can aid in fight against climate change
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Viruses do not always kill their microbial hosts, say researchers who found that virus-infected bacteria could thus provide help in the fight against climate change.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
BJP MP Kirti Azad joins Congress
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician and suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad on Monday joined the Congress in the presence of party President Rahul Gandhi.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Researchers developing new therapy to treat Parkinson's disease
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Cell replacement may play an increasing role in alleviating the symptoms such as movement problems and memory loss of Parkinson's disease (PD), researchers say.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
'Total Dhamaal' won't release in Pakistan
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Actor-producer Ajay Devgn on Monday announced that his forthcoming film "Total Dhamaal" will not release in Pakistan. The decision comes after the Pulwama terror attack that claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers last week.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Singapore-based BIGO announces $100 mn investment in India
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Singapore-based social media platform BIGO Technology on Monday announced an investment of over $100 million to expand its business in India in the next three years, creating nearly 1,000 jobs.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Pakistan calls its envoy to India for consultations
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday summoned its High Commissioner in India, Sohail Mahmood, for "consultations" following diplomatic tensions between the two countries after the suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 49 troopers.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Cardi B, Post Malone to headline DJ Khaled's 'Days of Summer' cruise
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Rappers Cardi B and Post Malone have been tapped to join music producer DJ Khaled's "Days of Summer" cruise.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ex-BJP man Kirti Azad joins Congress
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Former BJP leader Kirti Azad, who was suspended by the party, joined the Congress here on Monday in the presence of party chief Rahul Gandhi.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Major, 2 JeM commanders among 7 killed in Pulwama encounter
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Seven people, including an Indian Army major and two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants, were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, barely 10 km away from the spot of the deadly February 14 suicide attack on the CRPF convoy, police said on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Set-back for Vedanta, SC refuses re-opening of TN copper smelting plant
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) In a set-back to Vedanta, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to order the re-opening of its Sterlite Copper Smelting plant located in Tamil Nadu as it set-aside the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) December 15 order on the grounds of jurisdiction.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Shutdown in Kerala over Youth Congress activists' murder
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) The Youth Congress in Kerala on Monday started a state-wide dawn to dusk shutdown in protest of murder of two of its activists allegedly by CPI-M workers in Kasargode last night.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Abe avoids commenting on Trump' candidature for Nobel Prize
Tokyo, Feb 18 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday declined to comment on US President Donald Trumps claims that he has nominated the American leader for this years Nobel Peace Prize, but instead praised Trumps efforts to defuse the North Korean nuclear crisis.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Intense cold wave grips Himachal
Shimla, Feb 18 (IANS) An intense cold wave gripped most parts of Himachal Pradesh on Monday with the weather office predicting more rain and snowfall in store.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Being part of 'New Amsterdam' broadens my horizons: Anupam Kher
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who is gearing up for the second season of "New Amsterdam", says being a part of the medical drama broadens his horizons.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australian Parliament cyber attack led by foreign country: PM
Canberra, Feb 18 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday that cyber attack on the country's Parliament earlier this month, was carried out by a "sophisticated" group controlled by a foreign government.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
Rahul condemns murder of 2 Youth Congress activists in Kerala
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday condemned the murder of two Youth Congress activists in Kerala.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
5G, foldable smartphones to dominate Mobile World Congress 2019
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The buzz around the first 5G-enabled smartphone and foldable devices will be the talk of the town as the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 opens in Barcelona next week.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
New Samsung Galaxy S series coming with industry-first features
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Samsung, which unveiled its highly-successful Galaxy S series in 2010, is all set to launch new flagship devices on the 10th anniversary of the S series with never-heard-before features here on February 20.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
US Deputy AG offered to wear wire into White House: Ex-FBI official
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe has said that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein "offered to wear a wire into the White House", the media reported on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Tripura BJP government to continue with Left's pension schemes: Minister
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) The BJP-led government in Tripura will continue with all 30 of the pension schemes introduced by the previous Left Front government that is benefiting 4,05,175 people, a Minister said here on Monday.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy,Politics