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5 killed in US factory shooting
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) A man who was terminated from his job fatally shot five people at a factory in the suburbs of the US metropolis of Chicago before being killed by the police, authorities said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Big B to give Rs 5 lakh to each slain CRPF trooper's family
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be donating Rs 5 lakh each to the families of 49 CRPF troppers who died in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Competing with Apple, Samsung to expand its retail presence in US
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Keeping in line with the prevailing competition with Apple, Samsung is planning to inaugurate three full-scale stores in Los Angeles, New York and Houston on February 20, aiming to expand its retail footprint in the US, Apple Insider reported.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Karnataka businessman held, jailed for income tax default
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) A Karnataka-based businessman has been jailed for six months for allegedly not filing his income tax arrears and interest of around Rs 7.35 crore despite reminders, an official said on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Facebook allows ads to promote anti-vaccine content: Report
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Facebook has enabled advertisers to promote anti-vaccine content to nearly nine lakh people interested in "vaccine controversies", the media reported.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Housing finance: An opportunity in a storm (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
The recent NBFC (Non-Banking Financial Company) crisis in India has brought to the fore the funding and low equity capitalisation issues, especially of the housing finance company (HFC) sector. The problems are serious, and therefore the regulators and NBFCs have rightly themselves sprung into action to alleviate the situation.
2019-02-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Government has zero tolerance over terrorism, security forces given free hand: Rajnath
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the government has "zero tolerance" towards terrorism and the security forces have been given a free hand to deal with terror groups.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
All options under study: Imran's advisor on India's MFN move
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Pakistan will consider all available options to retaliate for the Indian governments decision to withdraw the Most Favo­ured Nation (MFN) status, Prime Minister Imran Khan's Advisor on Commerce Razak Dawood has said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Opposition unity: Friends at Centre, 'frenemies' in states
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Notwithstanding the bonhomie of the opposition parties and talk of a pre-poll grand alliance gaining ground, it appears unlikely the Congress will be able to forge tie-ups with the ruling parties in non-BJP states particularly West Bengal, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala in the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Hamid' release postponed
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) In the wake of the Pulwama attack, the makers of "Hamid" have pushed the release of the film, which explores the conflict in Kashmir through the perspective of an eight-year-old boy who develops an unlikely friendship with a CRPF trooper.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Rapist' Kerala priest gets 60 years in jail
Kannur (Kerala) Feb 16 (IANS) A 51-year-old Kerala Catholic priest Robin Vadakkumchery on Saturday was sentenced to 60 years in jail in three different cases of rape and abuse of minor girls.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
88 smartphone brands fight for mere 0.3% market share in India (Tech Trend)
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) While the top five smartphone brands currently enjoy a market share exceeding 75 per cent in India, whatever is left is now being shared by over 88 smartphone brands -- leaving a mere 0.3 per cent market share for each player.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
TN CM announces government jobs for kin of slain CRPF troopers
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday announced that government jobs will be given to one family member each of the two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers - G. Subramanian and C.Sivachandran - who died in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
All parties stand united, pass resolution condemning Pulwama attack
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The all-party meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Parliament on Saturday passed a resolution condemning the February 14 Pulwama attack that has till now claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
What's the hitch in Congress leading post-poll coalition opposite BJP? (Comment)
The ghastly news from Kashmir did cast a shadow, otherwise Lucknow has had a festive February. The first week was filled with the five-day annual Sanatkada jamboree with fabled Baradari as the festooned focal point. While the mood still lingered, the city found itself riveted on Priyanka Gandhi's roadshow with her brother and Congress President Rahul Gandhi in tow.
2019-02-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Infosys unveils learning app for engineering students
Mysore, Feb 16 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Saturday launched its a next-generation digital platform called InfyTQ that aims to offer learning and engagement experiences for engineering students in the country.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology,Education
Agra markets observe shutdown in protest against J&K terror attack
Agra, Feb 16 (IANS) Several shops and business establishments in Uttar Pradesh's Agra city downed their shutters on Saturday morning to protest the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district that left 49 troopers dead.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
Karnataka businessman jailed for Rs 7.35 cr tax default
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) The Income-Tax department arrested and jailed a Karnataka businessman for defaulting on paying Rs 7.35-crore as income tax arrears and interest despite reminders, said an official on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Reliance Foundation offers to rehabilitate Pulwama victims' kin
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) The Reliance Foundation on Saturday said it was ready to "assume full responsibility" for the livelihood of families of Pulwama victims besides education and employment of their children.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Puducherry CM's protest enters Day-4
Puducherry, Feb 16 (IANS) Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy's protest outside Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi's official residence entered the fourth day on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Barcelona coach underlines team's need to get back to winning ways
Barcelona, Feb 16 (IANS) FC Barcelona's coach Ernesto Valverde has stressed that his team needs to claim victories again in La Liga after two draws in the most recent matches, underscoring at the same time that winning trophies was the way to keep his job.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Puducherry CM's protest enters fourth day
Puducherry, Feb 16 (IANS) Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy's protest outside Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi's official residence entered the fourth day on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Academy to air all Oscars categories live
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Facing mounting pressure from its members, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that it will present all 24 Oscar categories live during its broadcast on February 24.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Bond 25' delayed again
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Daniel Craigs "Bond 25" will open on April 8, 2020 now, instead of February 14, 2020
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Barcelona coach renews contract, says he feels comfortable at club
Barcelona, Feb 16 (IANS) Barcelona's coach Ernesto Valverde has discussed his good relationship with the Catalan club's management after he renewed his contract with the team for another season and added the possibility of an extension for another season until 2021.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Diabetes could contribute to infertility, warn experts
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Diabetes, commonly described as a "lifestyle disease", can contribute to infertility in both women and men, warn health experts.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kashmir insurgency: Need to win hearts and minds (Column: Political Circus)
One of the most disturbing aspects of the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama was that the suicide bomber was a local, Adil Ahmad Dar, who lived in a village near the Jammu-Srinagar highway where the attack took place.
2019-02-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
North, South Korea propose unified teams for Tokyo 2020 qualifications
Lausanne (Switzerland), Feb 16 (IANS) North and South Korea have requested to have unified Korean teams in basketball, hockey, judo and rowing to compete in the qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Long-term spaceflight not linked to major health risks: NASA 'Twins Study'
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) While it was previously thought that long duration spaceflight can affect the human body, even at the molecular level, new results from NASAs "Twins Study" has showed that there are no major warning signs and no reason to think humans cannot survive a two-and-a-half-year round-trip journey to Mars.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Zarina Wahab to play Modi's mother in biopic
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Veteran actress Zarina Wahab will be seen playing the role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben Modi in the upcoming biopic "PM Narendra Modi". She says it's special.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US charges 2 former hi-tech executives in alleged $2M bribery of Tamil Nadu officials
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Two former high-ranking executives of the technology company Cognizant have been charged by US prosecutors in alleged $2 million bribery of Tamil Nadu government officials to get building permits for its campus in Chennai.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Renewed contract with Atletico for my players: Simeone
Madrid, Feb 16 (IANS) Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has said that the real motive behind his contract renewal with the Spanish club was his players.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
2 arrested for attacking 'Empire' actor, released
Chicago, Feb 16 (IANS) Two men who were being questioned in connection with an attack reported by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, have been released without charge, the Chicago Police Department said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Hollywood
Tesla ends contract to prepare Model 3 for delivery in Europe: Report
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla is ending its contract with the firm preparing the cars at the port due to complications, barely a week after its first shipment of Model 3 arrived in Europe.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Terror groups can't hide, will be punished: PM
Yavatmal (Maharashtra), Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday here said terror groups who perpetrated the Pulwama attack that left 49 CRPF troopers dead, cannot hide and "will be punished" as the security forces have been given a "free hand" to tackle the inevitable.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
Juventus cruise in comfortable win over Frosinone
Turin (Italy), Feb 16 (IANS) Juventus added to their already formidable lead atop Serie A with a 3-0 victory against 19th-place Frosinone.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Saudi Crown Prince cuts short Pakistan visit
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman's visit to Pakistan that was scheduled to start on Saturday, has been cut short by a day rescheduled for Sunday-Monday, the Pakistan Foreign Office has said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics,Terrorism
Pulwama attack: Nitish announces Rs 11 lakh each for Bihar troopers killed
Patna, Feb 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday announced Rs 11 lakh each for the families of two Bihar troopers who were killed in the Pulwama attack on a Central Reserve Police Force convoy in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
Push-ups can keep heart disease risk at bay: Study
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Active, middle-aged men who can complete more than 40 push-ups at a time had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes compared to those who did less than 10 push-ups, says a new study.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Beta version of 'WhatsApp Business' available on iOS
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) The beta version of "WhatsApp Business" -- a free-to-download communication tool specifically designed for small businesses -- has been made available for iOS users.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
How come Jhansi Ki Rani can dance but not Rani Padmavati? (Bollywood Spotlight)
Director Krish Jagarlamudi is done with the bickering with Kangana Ranaut.
2019-02-16
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
7 die of gas poisoning in China
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) Seven persons died due to gas poisoning at a paper mill in China's Guangdong province, authorities said on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Snow blankets Manali, Kufri, Dalhousie
Shimla, Feb 16 (IANS) Tourist resorts of Kufri, Manali, Dalhousie and Kalpa in Himachal Pradesh received moderate snowfall turning them more picturesque on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Over 60 feared dead in Zimbabwe gold mine flooding
Harare, Feb 16 (IANS) Over 60 gold miners are believed to have died in two mining shafts after a nearby dam burst in Zimbabwe's Mashonaland West province, authorities have said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Towards creating a healthier and more productive India (Column: Active Voice)
The last four years of the Narendra Modi government have seen trajectory-altering policies and programmes covering a broad spectrum of areas, from Sagarmala targeting the waterways and coastline for enhancing port development and pushing the growth of coastal areas; to Digital India enabling online infrastructure and internet connectivity.
2019-02-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine
Mexico wall: Trump defends his emergency move
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has defended his move to impose a national emergency in the country, saying that "we have an invasion of drugs, gangs, people, and it's unacceptable".
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pulwama fallout: US for India's bid to name Masood Azhar as global terrorist
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) US National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton, in a telephonic conversation with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, has extended support for India's bid to designate Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, an MEA statement said on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Twitter working on Snapchat-like camera feature: Report
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has reportedly been developing a "News Camera" functionality that would allow users to add captions to photos, videos and live broadcasts - Snapchat-style.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
J&K weather improves
Srinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) Weather in Jammu and Kashmir improved on Saturday and the Met said it will stay better for the next 48 hours till Monday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Vande Bharat Express runs over cattle, halted in UP
Tundla (Uttar Prades), Feb 16 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the indigenously built Vande Bharat Express to Varanasi from New Delhi, the train made an unscheduled stop for over three hours on Saturday near Tundla in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Curfew to continue in Jammu
Jammu, Feb 16 (IANS) Curfew imposed here in Jammu and Kashmir was not relaxed on Saturday two days after 49 CRPF troopers were blown up in a suicide attack on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Pulwama by a Jaish-e-Mohammad man, although authorities claimed the situation was under control.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Nigerian presidential polls postponed to Feb. 23
Abuja, Feb 16 (IANS) In the wake of a massacre that claimed 66 lives on the eve of the country's presidential election on Saturday, the national polling body announced the poll have been postponed until February 23 as scheduled voting was not "feasible".
2019-02-16
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Amazon leads $700mn investment in electric truck startup
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) US online retail giant Amazon is leading a $700-million funding round for electric truck startup Rivian Automotive, Rivian has said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
One-way traffic allowed on Jammu-Srinagar highway
Jammu, Feb 16 (IANS) One-way traffic was allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Saturday and only stranded vehicles are moving from Jammu to Srinagar, a traffic official said.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Theresa May prepares for fresh talks with EU leaders
London, Feb 16 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May is to return to Brussels within days to meet European Union (EU) officials in a bid to rescue her Brexit deal.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Italy to end up like Venezuela if it exits euro: Antonio Tajani
Brussels, Feb 16 (IANS/AKI) Italy will spiral into a deep social and economic crisis like Venezuela's if it leaves the single currency, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has warned.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Politics
US dollar retreats amid soft economic data
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) The US dollar declined as market participants digested a slew of downbeat data.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
European elections 'to change EU': Salvini
Rome, Feb 16 (IANS/AKI) The European Parliament elections in May will "change" the European Union, Italy's Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Italy,Politics
India says Pakistan's links with Pulwama attack clear for all to see
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) India has rejected Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua's claims denying her country's links to the Pulwama terror attack, saying that JeM, which claimed responsibility for the attack on Thursday, is based in Pakistan, and the "links are clear and evident and for all to see".
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Five killed in US industrial park shooting
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Five persons have been killed and several others injured after a gunman opened fire at an industrial park in the US state of Illinois, police said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gunmen kill 66 in Nigeria ahead of presidential election
Abuja, Feb 16 (IANS) At least 66 people were killed on Friday by unidentified gunmen in Nigeria's Kaduna state, on the eve of the country's presidential election, officials said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan foreign secretary meets P-5 envoys, rejects India's allegations on Kashmir attack
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has met the envoys of P-5 nations and rejected India's allegations of Islamabad's involvement in the terror attack on a paramilitary convoy in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
US stocks close higher amid trade optimism
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) US stocks ended higher as financial stocks outperformed and the market has built up hopes in the possibility of easing US-China trade tensions, after the two sides decided to continue bilateral talks next week.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Goa port suspends coking coal handling due to air pollution
Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) The state pollution authority has temporarily suspended all coking coal handling operations at Goa's Mormugao Port Trust, due to "deteriorating air quality" at the port town of Vasco, located 35 km from Panaji.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Active shooter' reported at US industrial park
Chicago, Feb 16 (IANS) Police have responded to a shooting at an industrial park in Aurora, a suburb about 65 km from the US city of Chicago.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Act Fest gives away awards to senior actors of Indian cinema
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Some of the senior actors of Indian cinema and television have received the CINTAA Hall Of Fame Awards in the Act Fest here.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Government capable enough to tackle situation, says Manoj Bajpayee on Kashmir attack
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Noted actor Manoj Bajpayee has condemned Thursday's terror attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Jammu and Kashmir, and said the Central government is capable enough to tackle the situation.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism
Gunmen kill 66 in Nigeria
Abuja, Feb 16 (IANS) At least 66 people were killed on Friday by unidentified gunmen in Nigeria's Kaduna state, officials said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Johnny Lever, daughter address Bollywood nepotism in lighter vein
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Celebrated actor-comedian Johnny Lever and his daughter Jamie, also a comedian, have addressed the topic of nepotism in Bollywood in a lighter vein.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sikkim to extend its fight against drug, alcohol abuse to all state schools
Gangtok, Feb 16 (IANS) After achieving significant success in sensitising the school children regarding the danger of drug and alcohol abuse through its SAATHI (Sikkim Against Addiction Towards Healthy India) programme, the Sikkim government is planning to extend the initiative across all 800 schools.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
I dream of a world without caste, discrimination: Irom Sharmila
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Manipur's legendary human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who continued a fast-unto-death protest for 16 years demanding repeal of an Act, on Friday said she dreams of a world without caste, discrimination and dictatorship.
2019-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society
Karnataka MP protests China's support to terrorist Masood
Bengaluru, Feb 15 (IANS) Condemning the deadly terror attack on CRPF troopers in Kashmir, Karnataka BJP's Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Friday protested China's backing to dreaded Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) head Masood Azar.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Terrorism
Central expects Rs 3,000 crore revenue by this fiscal-end
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Central, a premium retail store chain of Future Lifestyle Fashions, is expecting to touch around Rs 3,000 crore topline by end of the current fiscal, an official said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Bengal may exceed CGST target: Official
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) About Rs 12,000 crore of Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) was collected from West Bengal during the current fiscal till December 2018, an official said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Police on alert after rightwing protests against Kashmiri students
Dehradun, Feb 15 (IANS) Police was put on alert in Dehradun after dozens of rightwing activists on Friday stormed several educational institutes here and sought "ouster" of Kashmiri students in the wake of the deadly Pulwama attack.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Terrorism
Bharath Biotech to supply 2 lakh doses of typhoid vaccine to Pakistan
Hyderabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Indian vaccine manufacturer Bharath Biotech will ship two lakh doses of its typhoid vaccine to Pakistan, which is grappling with the outbreak of severe drug-resistant version of the disease.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Low night temperature averted building collapse: Crime Branch on Arpit Palace fire
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The massive fire at Hotel Arpit Palace, which killed 17 people on Tuesday morning, could have turned into a major disaster if the LPG cylinders stored on the top floor had exploded, causing the hotel to collapse and damaging surrounding buildings. However, the winter chill helped in keeping the temperature near the cylinders low, thus stopping them from blasting, said a Crime Branch official on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jeetendra, Jaya Prada to reunite on-screen
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Veteran actors Jeetendra and Jaya Prada, who have acted together in over 20 films, will reunite on-screen, this time for a TV show.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Finance Commission discusses impact of power reforms on states
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Fifteenth Finance Commission on Friday discussed the impact of the power sector reforms on state finances in a meeting with the Ministry of Power.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NIA collects samples from blast scene in J&K
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A day after 49 CRPF troopers were killed in a terror strike in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday collected materials required for forensic evaluation from the blast site, officials said.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Industry urges Centre to act to reverse fall in export credit, delays in tax refund
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Representatives of industry and exporters on Friday voiced concerns with the government, including the sharp fall in export credit, delay in the refund of input tax credit (ITC) and withdrawal of GSP benefits by the US, at a meeting here of the Board of Trade chaired by Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu, an official statement said.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Trump declares Emergency to fund border wall on Mexican border
New York, Feb 15 (IANS) President Donald Trump declared a State of Emergency on Friday to fund his campaign promise of building a wall on the Mexican border after the Congress resolutely refused to give him the money he wanted.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Uneasy calm in Kerala Congress (Mani) as senior party leader ducks crucial meeting
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 15 (IANS) Things appear to be in a flux in the Kerala Congress ( Mani) - third biggest ally in the Congress-led United Democratic Front -- as one of its tallest leaders P.J. Joseph, who is also working chairman of the party, was absent in the concluding programme of the statewide yatra of his party held here on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Mamata demands three-day mourning, criticises Modi for flagging-off train
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday demanded that the Centre should declare a three-day mourning for the slain CRPF troopers in the Pulwama terror strike, and criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for flagging off the Vande Bharat Express in the aftermath of the tragic incident.
2019-02-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Terrorism
Foreign Secretary meets P-5 envoys, underlines Pakistan's role in Pulwama attack
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India on Friday started the process to isolate Pakistan internationally in the wake of Pulwama attack with
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Government working on interoperable Wi-Fi ecosystem: Sundararajan
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on Friday said the government, along with telecom operators and the telecom regulator, is working on the deployment of an interoperable Wi-Fi ecosystem.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India's exports in Jan up 4%, trade deficit widens to $14.73 billion
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India's merchandise exports grew 3.74 per cent on a year-on-year basis in January to $26.36 billion, from $25.41 billion reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tripura to give Rs 2 lakh to each slain CRPF troopers' family
Agartala, Feb 15 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday announced Rs 2-lakh compensation for each family of the nearly 50 CRPF troopers killed in the suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
ISL: Blasters end win drought in style
Kochi, Feb 15 (IANS) Kerala Blasters FC notched up only their second win of the current Indian Super League season after a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Chennaiyin FC here on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football,ISL
Government convenes all-party meet on Pulwama terror attack
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Union government has called an all-party meeting on Saturday in the wake of Thursday's terror attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
PM, Rahul pay homage to slain CRPF troopers
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid homage to 40 CRPF troopers killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday and laid wreaths on their mortal remains.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Anguish, anger in Gurugram over Pulwama attack
Gurugram, Feb 15 (IANS) Students, teachers, lawyers and various organisations on Friday took to the streets in different parts of this Millennium City to express their anguish and anger and lodge a strong protest against the Pulwama terror attack that claimed lives of close to 50 CRPF troopers in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Punjab Minister cancels Pakistan visit after Pulwama attack
Chandigarh, Feb 15 (IANS) To protest against the dastardly attack on the CRPF convoy at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab Cabinet Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Friday cancelled his scheduled visit to attend the International Buffalo Congress in Lahore city in Pakistan.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
Kashmiri student suspended for making offensive comment on Pulwama attack
Dehradun, Feb 15 (IANS) A Kashmiri student, who allegedly made offensive comments on social media, was on Friday suspended by a private university here, officials said.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Kashmir,Terrorism
India is so special to me: Marshmello
Pune, Feb 15 (IANS) American electronic music producer and DJ Marshmello is gearing up to thrill the audience at Vh1 Supersonic 2019 this weekend.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Low cure rate for childhood cancer in India: Experts
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Childhood cancer comprises almost 3-5 per cent of the total cancer cases in India, experts said here on Friday, expressing concern over the low cure rate due to lack of available data.
2019-02-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Post-Pulwama, troop movement a big challenge
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Pulwama attack has forced the forces to go back to the operation table to rework the entire security matrix as they fear that deployment of troops will be impacted in the state if the vehicle-ramming tactics by terrorists become a norm.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Buzz over media clip of Pak retired general's 'prediction'
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Did a Pakistani retired general predict a wave of suicide bombings in Jammu and Kashmir?
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Government under pressure, BJP MPs recall surgical strike
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Faced with public outrage over the Pulwama terrorist attack, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is being pressured by some of its MPs to give a "muscular response" to Pakistan.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
India's forex reserves down $2.12 bn
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves declined by $2.12 billion during the week ended February 8, official data showed on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi HC seeks government response on plea seeking protection of transgender rights
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the Centre and the state government to file a detailed reply on a public suit seeking protection of transgender rights in the national capital.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Entry-exit points to come up in Meghalaya to check illegal immigrants
Shillong, Feb 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday said that entry and exit points will be set up in Meghalaya to check the influx of illegal immigrants.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Two Telangana officials taken in court custody for contempt
Hyderabad, Feb 15 (IANS) The Telangana High Court on Friday directed its judicial registrar to take into custody state Legislative Assembly Secretary V. Narasimhacharyulu and Law Department Secretary Niranjan Rao in a contempt of court case.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
I-League: Gokulam face Arrows with Super Cup qualification in mind (Preview)
Kozhikode, Feb 15 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC will take on the Indian Arrows in an I-League match here on Saturday with both teams now looking to finish as high on the table as possible, title aspirations having long gone.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Kejriwal cancels government events after suicide bombing
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Extending support to the Central government and the armed forces, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Friday cancelled all public programmes of the Delhi government as a mark of respect to the CRPF personnel killed in a suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
South Africa cancels arrest warrant for India-born businessman Ajay Gupta
Cape Town, Feb 15 (IANS) South African authorities have said that controversial businessman Ajay Gupta, a member of the India-born Gupta family who own a business empire in the country and are accused of collaborating with former President Jacob Zuma in looting the state coffers, is no longer wanted by the police in a corruption case.
2019-02-15
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Politics
NaMo app crosses 1 crore downloads on Android despite controversies
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) With over one crore downloads at Google Play store in four years since its launch, the Narendra Modi (NaMo) app, the official app of the Prime Minister, has established itself as a major platform to share the opinions of the government and -- to some people's disliking -- of the party he belongs.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Ridhima grabs first title of the season in fourth leg of Hero WPG Tour
Ahmedabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Golfer Ridhima Dilawari rallied from a three-shot deficit to a three-shot win as Gaurika Bishnoi slipped on the final day of the fourth leg of the Hero womens Pro Tour at the Kalhaar Blues and Greens here on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Golf
Muslim bodies condemn Pulwama suicide bombing
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A number of Muslim organisations and leaders on Friday condemned the suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir and underlined that the entire nation was standing with the security forces in this hour of grief.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Over 300 women to compete in New Delhi-Chandigarh TSD event
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A first of its kind all-women TSD event from New Delhi to Chandigarh will see over 300 women from all over India compete for the top prize here on Saturday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Bodies of CRPF troopers brought to Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The mortal remains of 40 of the 49 CRPF troopers killed in the terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday were brought to Delhi on Friday evening.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Want to give Pant a few ODIs before finalising World Cup squad: MSK Prasad
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The BCCI's selection committee chairman MSK Prasad on Friday backed wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant's call-up to the ODI squad for the five-match rubber against Australia, saying the team management wanted to try the southpaw in the remaining few international games before taking a final call on the squad for the ICC World Cup in England and Wales.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rafale verdict: Defective pleas led to delay in hearing of review petitions, says SC
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought to clear the air over alleged delay in the hearing of petitions seeking the review of its judgment on controversial Rafale deal as it pointed to the defective petitions filed seeking the review.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sindhu enters final, Chaliha wins hearts at badminton nationals
Guwahati, Feb 15 (IANS) Top seed P.V. Sindhu staved off a fightback from Assams wonderkid Ashmita Chaliha to enter the final in the Yonex-Sunrise 83rd Senior National Badminton Championships here on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Badminton
Spain to hold snap election on April 28
Madrid, Feb 15 (IANS) Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Friday called a snap general election on April 28.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Enough is enough: Celebrities express anger over Pulwama attack
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar and Rajinikanth have condemned the terror attack on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Bollywood
LIC may infuse up to Rs 12,000 crore in IDBI Bank to help it meet provisioning for NPAs in Q4
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) IDBI Bank has sounded out its new owner LIC seeking another tranche of up to Rs 12,000 crore to meet its huge provisioning requirements amid mounting losses.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Xiaomi sales slump in Q4 2018 in China
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) Despite ending 2018 with a dominant position in the growing India smartphone market, Xiaomi's sales declined in its home market in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to a report from the International Data Corp (IDC).
2019-02-15
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Technology
Rs 25 lakh each for 3 Pulwama martyrs' families
Dehradun, Feb 15 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister T.S. Rawat on Friday announced an ex gratia of Rs 25 lakh each for the family members of the state's three CRPF troopers who were killed in the deadly attack in Pulwama in Kashmir on Thursday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Kashmir,Terrorism
Armaan Tahil joins cast of 'Mere Sai'
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Actor Armaan Tahil has joined the cast of the show "Mere Sai".
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Lady Gaga appalled by music tattoo mistake
Los Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Singer-actress Lady Gaga was appalled by a mistake in her music tattoo on her wrist.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Maharashtra mourns two troopers killed in Pulwama attack
Buldhana (Maharashtra), Feb 15 (IANS) Two CRPF troopers from Maharashtra were among the 49 killed in Thursday's terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said here on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Jamia condemns Pulwama terror attack
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Teachers and students from Jamia Millia Islamia condemned Thursday's deadly attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Education,Kashmir,Terrorism
Esha is the best combination of Hema Malini, Dharmendra: Ram Kamal Mukherjee
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) "Cakewalk" director Ram Kamal Mukherjee says actress Esha Deol Takhtani has inherited great talent from her parents and actors Hema Malini and Dharmendra.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
President prorogues Parliament
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The President has prorogued both Houses of Parliament -- the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, an official communique said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Twitter users can soon 'clarify' tweets, says Jack Dorsey
San Francisco, Feb 15 (IANS) While Twitterati are waiting for an "edit" feature, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said the micro-blogging platform is considering a "clarify" feature for its over 330 million users.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Bikaner land deal: ED attaches properties worth crores involving Vadra's company
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In a major blow to Congress President Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law Robert Vadra, who was questioned twice by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case involving the Bikaner land deal, the agency on Friday attached the properties related to his company Skylight Hospitality in Delhi.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Business/Economy
CCTVs installed in 170 police stations, Delhi Police tells HC
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The city police on Friday told the Delhi High Court that installation of CCTVs has been completed in 170 police stations of the national capital.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Irani Cup: Vidarbha 37/1, need 243 more runs to win
Nagpur, Feb 15 (IANS) Vidarbha were 37/1 at stumps on the fourth day of the second innings, needing 243 runs to win the Irani Cup against Rest of India (RoI) here on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Appoint non-bureaucrats also as information commissioners: SC
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said information commissioners, both at the Centre and in states, under the Right to Information Act should also be appointed from other streams of society and not limited to serving or retired bureaucrats.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
China, US to continue trade talks in Washington next week: Xi Jinping
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) Talks aimed at ending the trade war between China and the US made important progress this week, President Xi Jinping told top US trade negotiators on Friday, adding that efforts to resolve the issue would continue in Washington next week.
2019-02-15
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Pulwama attack: Slain trooper was looking forward to marriage
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Twenty seven-year-old Sudip Biswas was looking forward to his marriage when a suicide bomber snatched away his life.
2019-02-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
New nano-painkiller lasts longer, less addictive than opioids
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new painkiller using nanoparticles that lasts longer than morphine, paving the way for intense pain treatments without the severe side effects associated with opioids.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom engaged
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry says she got engaged to actor Orlando Bloom on Valentine's Day this year, following a three-year on-off romance.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Need to have thick skin to survive in film industry: Manoj Bajpayee
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) National Award winning actor Manoj Bajpayee says one needs to develop a thick skin to survive in the film industry.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bar on civilian traffic during security convoys in Kashmir
Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) No more civilian traffic will be allowed in Jammu and Kashmir when convoys of security forces move on roads, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BSNL starts survey for installation of mobile towers along India-China border
Guwahati, Feb 15 (IANS) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has started a survey for installing mobile towers along the highly sensitive India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Business/Economy
JeM revives its depleted cadre strength
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Pulwama attack is being seen as a revival of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) whose cadre strength had shrunk drastically in recent years.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Maharashtra Muslims condemn Pakistan, terror groups for Pulwama terror strike
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims on Friday hit the roads in south Mumbai's minority-dominated Bhendi Bazaar area, spontaneous shutdowns were observed in different parts of the city, and several groups and political parties protested against Thursday's Pulwama terror attack which left close to 50 CRPF troopers dead.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Security of separatists to be reviewed: Rajnath
Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday that the government has decided to review the security provided to separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the suicide bombing that killed 49 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Bibliomania grips book lovers as Agartala Book Fair begins
Agartala, Feb 15 (IANS) Bibliomania gripped the people of Tripura as the 37th edition of the Agartala Book Fair kicked off on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
SAI requests CBSE to reschedule shooters' exam dates
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) With the upcoming Asian Airgun Championships taking place at around the same time as the class 12 examination, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has requested the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to reschedule the dates of shooters Manu Bhaker and Vijayveer Sidhu.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Hours before attack, slain CRPF trooper asked wife to give medication to father
Chennai, Feb 15 (IANS) Hours before he was killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, 28-year-old Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper G. Subramanian had asked his wife to provide medication for his father's eyes.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Kashmir,Terrorism
India's exports in Jan up 4%; imports rise marginally
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India's merchandise exports grew 3.74 per cent on a year-on-year basis in January, official data showed on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi cancel Pakistan visit
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) In the wake of the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar and his wife actress Shabana Azmi have decided not to attend an event in Pakistan.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security,Bollywood
Indo-Pakistan tension, high oil prices subdue market, PSU banks shed most
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) A day after a major terror strike in Jammu and Kashmir and subsequent India-Pakistan diplomatic tensions soured the overall market sentiment in the Indian equity market last trading day of the week.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Communal violence in Jammu, Poonch after suicide bombing
Jammu, Feb 15 (IANS) Shops, vehicles and other property belonging to a particular community came under attack in Poonch and Jammu, forcing authorities to clamp curfew in Jammu, during a shutdown to denounce a suicide bombing that killed 49 CRPF troopers in the Kashmir Valley.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Sushil Chandra assumes charge as Election Commissioner
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Newly-appointed Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra assumed office on Friday and joined the Commission with Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
We stand with you, Netanyahu tells Modi post Kashmir attack
Jerusalem, Feb 15 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday expressed solidarity with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in the wake of the dastardly terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 45 CRPF personnel.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Himachal CRPF trooper was folk singer, kabbadi player
Shimla, Feb 15 (IANS) Constable Tilak Raj, one of the CRPF troopers killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday afternoon, was a popular Himachali folk singer and a kabbadi player, his friends said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Kashmir,Terrorism
Deep State-II: The European angle to Rafale (IANS Investigation)
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) It is no surprise that Europe becomes a fiery battleground every time a big aerospace deal is floated -- as happened when the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) competition was announced by the Indian Air Force in 2007. The French company Dassault Aviation is to deliver 36 fully-loaded Rafale fighters to India. However, Airbus Industrie, which manufactures the Eurofighter, has pitched itself in the game and wants to have a share of the pie through the 'Make in India' programme.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Over 5 lakh children dies due to armed conflicts in 5 years: Report
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) At least 5,50,000 babies died as a result of armed conflicts between 2013 and 2017 in the 10 worst-affected countries -- an average of 100,000 babies every year, according to a new analysis released by Save the Children on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: International, India,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Death toll in Kashmir suicide bombing rises to 49
Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) The death toll in a horrific suicide bombing on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir rose to 49 on Friday after four more of the injured troopers succumbed to their injuries here, an official said.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sonowal condemns Pulwama attack, reviews law and order in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 15 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday reviewed the law and order situation in the state after the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Terrorism
Rain, snowfall continue in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, Feb 15 (IANS) The higher reaches of Uttarakhand received fresh snowfall on Friday, while the lower areas were lashed by heavy rain.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Anti-graft law amendments: Centre to file its response on Feb 18
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that it would file on Monday (February 18) its response to a PIL challenging the amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act mandating prior permission of the government for prosecuting a government servant for alleged graft.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Hacker who stole over 600 mn account details strikes again
San Francisco, Feb 15 (IANS) A hacker who stole close to 620 million user records from 16 websites has struck again, this time breaking into 127 million more records from eight more websites.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
'Jumanji' sequel production starts
Los Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Actor Dwayne Johnson says work on the yet-to-be-named sequel of "Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle" has started.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
With ovarian cancer deaths set to spike by 67%, AI to rescue: Study
London, Feb 15 (IANS) With the incidence of ovarian cancer likely to increase by 55 per cent in another 15 years or so, researchers have created an artificial intelligence (AI) software to help best treat ovarian cancer that will pave the way for personalised medicine and expedite relief, a new study says.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Almost a week before terror attack, intelligence warning of IED attack was sent to CRPF, other agencies (Repeating for All Needing)
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Kashmir Police on February 8 had sent an intelligence input to the CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, Army and the Air Force warning of a possible IED attack, according to a letter written by the state police Inspector General.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
UN plans to raise $920m for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
Geneva, Feb 15 (IANS) The UN refugee agency on Friday said it would raise $920 million in a new plan to aid 900,000 Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Apollo Hospital offers to treat free injured CRPF troopers
Feb 15 (IANS) Leading private hospital Apollo on Friday offered to treat free injured troopers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) who survived the terror blast near Awantipora in Kashmir on Thursday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Ben Affleck explains reason for retiring as Batman
Los Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Actor Ben Affleck says he decided not to return as Batman when he couldn't crack the idea for the next standalone film.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vatican envoy to France under investigation for sexual assault
Paris, Feb 15 (IANS) The Pope's envoy to France is being investigated for allegedly committing sexual assault against a Paris city hall worker, officials said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Religion
Himachal CM admits using chopper for more than 60% of his tours
Shimla, Feb 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday admitted he has used helicopters in more than 60 per cent of his tours within the state.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Karnataka to give job to CRPF trooper's widow
Bengaluru, Feb 15 (IANS) Karnataka will provide a job to the widow of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper H. Guru, who was among those killed in a suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Terrorism
Ayush meet to strengthen Kerala's traditional knowledge: Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 15 (IANS) The 1st International Ayush Conclave being held here will focus on scientifically strengthening Kerala's traditional knowledge, said a state Minister on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Fire in Delhi nail polish factory, 9 labourers injured
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A least nine labourers suffered burn injuries when a massive fire broke out in a nail polish manufacturing factory here in the early hours of Friday, a fire officer said.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Court reserves order for February 19 on Gautam Khaitan's bail plea
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A Delhi court on Friday reserved for February 19 its order on lawyer Gautam Khaitan's bail plea, who was sent to judicial custody in a case of laundering of black money.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC tags plea challenging land acquisition law with main Ayodhya case
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday tagged with the main matter -- challenge to 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict on title suit -- a plea challenging the 1993 central law for the acquisition of Ayodhya land, including the disputed site.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Ceasefire violations may lead to Indo-Pak war, says former Army officer
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The conflict waging along the unsettled border between the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan can lead to higher rungs of escalation between the two nuclear weapon-armed states, says Harcharanjit Singh Panag, who retired as a lieutenant general of the Indian Army in 2008.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books
Markande earns maiden India call-up; Kohli returns
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Hours after his exploits helped India A win the second unofficial Test against England Lions by an innings and 68 runs, rookie leg-spinner Mayank Markande was on Friday picked for the two-T20I series against Australia even as skipper Virat Kohli returned to lead the side following a break.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Man's obsession with porn may hamper partner's health
New York, Feb 15 (IANS) Women, take note! If your man is obsessed with watching pornography then there are high chances that you may suffer from an eating disorder, a new study suggests.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Islamic State far from defeated: Top US general
Oman, Feb 15 (IANS) The US commander who has been leading the war against the Islamic State (IS) said on Friday that he disagreed with President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria and warned that the terror group was far from being defeated.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Oman,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Terrorism
More high-speed trains on the anvil: Goyal
On board Vande Bharat Express, Feb 15 (IANS) The railways have begun work on making 30 more high-speed Train 18 rakes so that high-speed trains could be introduced in more sectors in different parts of the country, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
New bile acid blood test to predict risk of stillbirth
London, Feb 15 (IANS) A simple blood test could be a better way to measure the risk of stillbirth for women with a common liver disorder, say researchers.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Bharat Biotech to acquire rabies vaccine maker Chiron Behring
Hyderabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Bharat Biotech on Friday announced that it has signed an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline Asia to acquire Chiron Behring Vaccines, which would make it the largest manufacturer of rabies vaccine in the world.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
SC seeks Delhi government's response to plea challenging purchase of 500 standard floor buses
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Delhi government's response to a petition challenging its decision to buy 500 standard floor buses that would ply on the city outskirts, where the roads are in poor condition.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pulwama fallout: Indian tea exporters ready to stop exports to Pakistan
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) India can stop exporting tea to Pakistan in the wake of escalating tensions between the two neighbours following the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 45 paramilitary troopers, said the exporters body, which is ready to back the Centre in case of any retaliatory measures, even at the cost of incurring losses.
2019-02-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
China frees 14 Brazilian companies from anti-dumping cess
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) China on Friday imposed anti-dumping duties on chicken imports from Brazil but exempted 14 firms in exchange for a price undertaking, said the Commerce Ministry on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
PM to launch several projects in Maharashtra on Saturday
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive on a day-long visit to Yavatmal and Dhule in Maharashtra on Saturday, an official announcement said here on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Huawei accuses US of creating geopolitical campaign against it
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) One of Huawei's three rotating Chairmen accused the US of creating a geopolitical campaign against the Chinese company to persuade other countries not to use its products, the media reported on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics,Technology
Amitabh, Lata Mangeshkar, SRK condemn 'barbaric' Pulwama attack
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) From Amitabh Bachchan to Lata Mangeshkar and Shah Rukh Khan, a string of Bollywood celebrities took to social media to condemn the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, which killed 45 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Himachal Assembly adjourned after condemning terror attack(Lead)
Shimla, Feb 15 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Assembly was adjourned on Friday after it unanimously condemned the worst-ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Pulwama fallout: Minerva asks AIFF to shift Srinagar game
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, football club Minerva Punjab on Friday refused to play their I-League match against Real Kashmir FC in Srinagar on February 18.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
World condemns Kashmir attack; US asks Pakistan to end support to terror groups (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The international community has strongly condemned the terror attack by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 45 CRPF personnel, with US President Donald Trump asking Pakistan to "end immediately" the support and safe haven provided to all terrorist groups operating on its soil.
2019-02-15
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Going out on a date? Try these make-up looks
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Confused as to what make-up look would be suitable for a date? Opt for a 'no make-up' look or go bright with colours to woo your partner, say experts.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Entries open for awards for social changemakers
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Social innovators across India can now apply for the third edition of Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman awards, which plans to honour 20 exemplary changemakers (10 individuals and 10 organisations) for their societal achievements.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Jharkhand announces Rs 10 lakh compensation, job to kin of slain CRPF trooper
Ranchi, Feb 15 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Friday announced Rs 10 lakh compensation and job to a kin of Vijay Soreng who was one of the 45 CRPF personnel killed in the suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Six Indian artists to participate in ArtBAB 2019
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Six Indian artists will showcase their artwork at the 2019 edition of Art Bahrain Across Borders (ArtBAB), Bahrains foremost international art fair.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Immersive VR therapy may help kids overcome autism phobias
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Exposing children and adults with autism to immersive virtual reality (VR) can help alleviate their fears and phobias, say researchers.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Technology
Karnewar's ambidextrous action grabs many eyeballs
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Vidarbha's Akshay Karnewar, who is playing the Irani Cup match against Rest Of India (RoI), has taken everyone by surprise after bowling using both his hands. The unorthodox ambidextrous action might be new for many people but Karnewar has been bowling in such a way since he was 16.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Bhupen Hazarika's son agrees to receive Bharat Ratna on behalf of father
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Tej Hazarika, son of the iconic Assamese singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika, has now decided to receive the Bharat Ratna on behalf of his late father.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles to double distribution network
Chennai, Feb 15 (IANS) Doubling of its distribution network, getting ready for launch of BS VI emission norms compliant trucks, digitisation of customer interface are some of the plans of truck maker Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, said a top company official.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Sleep apnoea patients with excess daytime sleepiness at greater CVD risk: Study
New York, Feb 15 (IANS) Adults with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), who experience excessive sleepiness while awake are at greater risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) than those who do not experience such symptoms, says a new study.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Why enough sleep is important for your heart health?
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Getting enough sleep is key to good health, as researchers say that insufficient sleep increases the risk of serious problems, including cardiovascular disease.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Souza's painting on Goa's Catholicism on preview in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The story behind an artwork is key to understanding it, and a 1948 work by highly-collected Goan modernist painter F.N. Souza gives a glimpse into the religious imagery of Goa of that time, when the state was still under Portuguese rule.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
ED attaches assets of D.S. Kulkarni Developers worth Rs 904 cr
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 904 crore of D.S. Kulkarni Developers Ltd (DSKDL) for cheating and siphoning off deposits worth Rs 1,084 crore from Maharashtra investors for more than a decade.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
World Bank extends $40 mn loan for Shimla water supply
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Indian and Himachal Pradesh governments and the World Bank on Friday signed a $40 million loan agreement to help provide clean and reliable drinking water to the Greater Shimla area which has been facing severe water shortages and water-borne epidemics over the last few years.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Is She Raju?' an ode to love, friendship
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Director Rahul Kumar Shukla says his film "Is She Raju?" is a tribute to friendship and love.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TN CM announces Rs 20 lakh each to kin of two CRPF troopers
Chennai, Feb 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palanisami on Friday condoled the death of 45 CRPF troopers in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir and announced a solatium of Rs 20 lakh each to the families of two troopers from the state who died.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Terrorism
AI can help improve understanding of Earth science
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) can significantly improve our understanding of the climate and Earth science, says a study by German scientists.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
Spain to hold general election on April 28: PM
Madrid, Feb 15 (IANS) Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said on Friday that the country will hold early general election on April 28, paving the way for the beginning of campaigning.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Spain,Politics
RvR Ventures to expand portfolio management business in different countries
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Professional financial services provider RvR Ventures is planning to expand its portfolio management business across different countries, said the company's Chief Trading Officer Kevin Albuquerque.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
VHP seeks action against JeM
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday sought action against Jaish-e-Mohammad, the Pakistan-based terror outfit which claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir which killed 45 CRPF troopers, and demanded destruction of terrorist bases in Pakistan.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Pulwama attack: India summons Pakistan High Commissioner
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India on Friday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood and lodged a strong protest over the Pulwama terror attack that claimed the lives of 45 CRPF troopers in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sidhu talks of dialogue with Pakistan even after Pulwama attack
Chandigarh, Feb 15 (IANS) While a suicide attack which killed 45 CRPF troopers evoked widespread condemnation and calls for action against Pakistan, Punjab cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu sounded a discordant note on Friday saying the dialogue with Islamabad should continue.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
BJP, Congress now in rap battle
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) As the BJP and the Congress continue to slug it out on the political stage with a series of rallies and press conferences, they have now taken the fight to the pop-culture arena and released rap videos of their top leaders -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modified Route Dispersal Policy takes a toll on air services in Northeast
Agartala/Aizawl, Feb 15 (IANS) With the number of flights to and from the northeastern states witnessing a sharp decline over the past several months, passengers from the region are facing severe difficulties travelling to other parts of the country.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off the indigenous Train 18, renamed Vande Bharat Express, from the New Delhi railway station to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi in the backdrop of the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir which killed 45 troopers.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Telangana CM to expand cabinet on Feb 19
Hyderabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday decided to expand his cabinet on February 19.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
China closes Everest base camp in Tibet to tourists
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) China has closed the Mount Everest base camp in Tibet to tourists who don't have climbing permits in order to deal with the mounting garbage problem at the site, officials say.
2019-02-15
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Hacker who stole over 600 mn account details strikes again
San Francisco, Feb 15 (IANS) A hacker who stole close to 620 million user records from 16 websites has struck again, this time breaking into 127 million more records from eight more websites.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
China hints at blocking India's bid to declare Masood Azhar as global terrorist
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) China on Friday indicated it would continue to block India's bid to declare Masood Azhar as an international terrorist whose outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed to plot the worst-ever attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 45 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-15
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Manjhi dares Modi to bring 420 chopped heads of terrorists
Patna, Feb 15 (IANS) Former Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring 420 chopped heads of terrorists to silent the boiling anger of Indians.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
HC disposes of defamation case after Kejriwal, Azad settle matter with DDCA
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday disposed of a defamation complaint against state Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and suspended BJP lawmaker Kirti Azad filed by Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) after they settled the matter among themselves.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports
Vande Bharat first step to bullet train: Joshi
On board Vande Bharat Express, Feb 15 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Friday said the high-speed Vande Bharat Express is the first step to heralding the bullet train in India.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Terrorism
Saudi Arabia condemns terror attack in J&K
Riyadh, Feb 15 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Friday denounced the terror attack by the Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of at least 45 CRPF personnel.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
R. Kelly faces new sexual assault allegations
Los Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Lawyer Michael Avenatti has released a video tape which allegedly shows rapper R. Kelly sexually assaulting a minor girl.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Hollywood
Jaitley back as Finance Minister, resumes charge
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday resumed work as the Finance Minister following medical treatment in the US and a presidential directive to assign him the portfolio.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Chicago police dismiss reports that Smollett attack was staged
Chicago, Feb 15 (IANS) Chicago police has pushed back on media reports that said the alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax and say the reports are "unconfirmed by case detectives".
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Hollywood
Pulwama attack: 4 from Punjab killed, gloom descends in villages
Chandigarh, Feb 15 (IANS) At least four CRPF troopers from Punjab were killed in Thursday's deadly attack on a convoy in Pulwama in neighbouring Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Just 2 companies control 50% of India's smartphone market
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The year 2018 ended with just two companies together controlling around 50 per cent share of the India smartphone market - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi and South Korean giant Samsung, according to latest data released by International Data Corporation (IDC).
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Maharashtra grieves for two troopers killed in Kashmir
Buldhana (Maharashtra), Feb 15 (IANS) Two CRPF troopers from Maharashtra are among the 45 killed in the suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
Reliance Entertainment acquires rights of 'Harappa Trilogy'
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Anil D. Ambani-owned Reliance Entertainment has acquired the rights for motion picture, web-series, gaming and merchandising of Vineet Bajpai's "Harappa Trilogy".
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
All political parties must oppose terror: Joshi
On board Vande Bharat Express, Feb 15 (IANS) Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Friday said that all political parties should take a unified approach on combating Pakistan-sponsored terrorism without trying to score political points.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Pulwama terror attack: Himachal Assembly adjourned in mourning
Shimla, Feb 15 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Assembly was adjourned on Friday after it unanimously mourned the worst-ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Governor, Kashmiri leaders slam each other after suicide bombing
Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) A bitter public spat has broken out between Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik and some Kashmiri political leaders in the aftermath of the terror attack on a CRPF convoy that left 45 troopers dead.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Amarinder wants 'befitting reply' to Pakistan
Chandigarh, Feb 15 (IANS) Mincing no words, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday called for a "befitting response to the enemy" and warned the Pakistan Army and ISI against indulging in any such games in Punjab, as the state Assembly passed an unanimous resolution strongly condemning the barbaric attack by Jaish terrorists on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Quintero's wonder goal helps River Plate earn point
Buenos Aires, Feb 15 (IANS) Colombian international midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero scored for the third game in a row as River Plate earned a 1-1 draw at Rosario Central in the Superliga Argentina.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
China condemns Kashmir terror attack
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) China on Friday condemned the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 45 CRPF troopers and said it has dealt professionally on the issue of declaring Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar whose JeM group claimed responsibility for the killings.
2019-02-15
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Defending champ Thiem in Argentina Open quarters
Buenos Aires, Feb 15 (IANS) Defending champion Dominic Thiem of Austria advanced to the Argentina Open quarterfinals after the top seed defeated Germany's Maximilian Marterer 6-4, 6-4.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Tennis
Indian appointed to high-level accounting post at UN
United Nations, Feb 15 (IANS) Chandramouli Ramanathan has been appointed as the world body's controller by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, according to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Snubbed by Congress on funding for border wall, Trump to declare Emergency
New York, Feb 15 (IANS) After another snub by Congress for funding his border wall, President Donald Trump will declare a State of Emergency on Friday in order to divert money to his pet project and back away from his threatened government shutdown, according to the White House.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Attack on CRPF will strengthen India-US counter-terrorism cooperation: Trump
New York, Feb 15 (IANS) President Donald Trump has called out Pakistan directly on the car-bomb attack on CRPF personnel by terrorists based there and declared that it will only strengthen efforts by India and the US to strengthen their cooperation in fighting terrorism.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
'5% reservation for Gujjars in Rajasthan would require a constitutional amendment'
Jaipur, Feb 15 (IANS) The Rajasthan Assembly might have passed a bill granting five per cent reservation to Gujjars in educational institutions and government jobs but the community's leaders are highly sceptical of this clearing judicial scrutiny as it has been shot down on two previous occasions in 2009 and 2015 when a similar quota was granted.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
D Soldierz's 'Call' out now
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Punjabi hip-hop artistes Apurva Aditya Sharma and Anupam Aditya Sharma, better known as D Soldierz, have released a peppy song titled "Call".
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Appoint non-bureaucrats as information commissioners also: SC
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said that the information commissioners, both at the Centre and in the States, under the Right to Information Act should also be appointed from other streams of the society and not limited just to serving or retired bureaucrats.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Arsenal stunned by BATE Borisov in Europa League; Sevilla, Inter win
Barysaw (Belarus), Feb 15 (IANS ) Belarusian club BATE Borisov stunned English Premier League side Arsenal 1-0 in the first-leg, round-of-32 action in the Europa League, while Sevilla and Inter Milan both scored away victories by that same score.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Belgium,Sports,Football
J&K attack worst mistake by terrorists, those responsible will pay: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In a stern message to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the terrorists have committed their "worst mistake" by killing 45 CRPF troopers in Jammu and Kashmir and said their backers will pay "a very big price".
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
NASA unveils roadmap for putting astronauts on Moon in 2028
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) NASA plans to put American astronauts back on the Moon by 2028, with unmanned demonstration missions in 2024 and 2026, the US space agency chief Jim Bridenstine has said.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Pulawama attack: Shah appeals parties to rise above politics
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday condemned the Pulwama terror attack that left 45 CRPF personnel dead and called upon to all political parties to rise above politics and come together on the issue of national security.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
China condemns Kashmir terror attack
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) China on Friday condemned the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that left 45 CRPF troopers dead, saying it was deeply shocked over the incident and firmly opposed to terrorism.
2019-02-15
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Goa Lokayukta recommends CBI probe into tablet-PCs purchase, slams sluggish government
Panaji, Feb 15 (IANS) Slamming the BJP-led coalition government for dragging its feet over probing a possible scam in the procurement of thousands of tablet-PCs for distribution to school students in 2013, the Goa Lokayukta has recommended a CBI probe to track down a cartel of businessmen who could have rigged the tender.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
After attack, BJP axes all political programmes
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The BJP on Friday said the party has cancelled its political programmes in solidarity with the 45 CRPF troopers killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
A.R. Murugadoss enters 'Avengers...' universe
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Director A.R. Murugadoss will be penning dialogues for the Tamil version of Hollywood film "Avengers: Endgame".
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Pakistan rejects any link to Kashmir terror attack
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Pakistan has denied any involvement in the suicide attack that claimed the lives of 45 CRPF troopers in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Karnataka CM consoles CRPF trooper's family
Bengaluru, Feb 15 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday consoled the family of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper H. Guru who hailed from the state and was among those killed in a suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Terrorism
BJP to firm up alliance for LS polls soon in TN: Ravishankar Prasad
Madurai, Feb 15 (IANS) Union Minister Ravishankar Prasad on Friday said soon the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will announce a strong electoral alliance in Tamil Nadu for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Putin strongly condemns Pakistan-backed terror attack in J&K
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday strongly condemned Thursday's terror attack by the Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammed in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of at least 45 CRPF personnel and said that the perpetrators behind the act should be "duly punished".
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
J&K attack worst mistake by terrorists, those responsible will pay: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A day after 45 CRPF troopers were killed in a gruesome terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the terrorists have committed their "biggest mistake" and those responsible have to pay.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Valencia, Chelsea, Napoli post away wins in Europa League
Madrid, Feb 15 (IANS) Favourites Valencia, Chelsea, Napoli and Villarreal all triumphed away from home in the first legs of their respective Europa League round-of-32 ties.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Every bottle of spirits has a tale to tell'
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Every bottle of alcohol has a tale to tell and to celebrate this, over 20 international masters, distillers, mixologists and story tellers will gather in Mumbai over the weekend on a platform that celebrates the craft of distillers and distilleries. It will also be a rite of passage for the new consumer who is open to experiencing luxury beverages that are a product of passion and commitment and are produced in small batches, without any compromise on quality.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Berlin film fest offers feedback from broader spectrum, says 'Dust' director
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Debutant director Udita Bhargava's film "Dust" had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this month. She says it is a great start for her as the Berlin fest offers a varied audience and so, the feedback comes from a broader spectrum.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Pakistan no longer 'Most Favoured Nation': India
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that the government has decided to withdraw the "Most Favoured Nation" status given to Pakistan, in the wake of the worst-ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir a day ago when a CRPF convoy in Pulwama was rammed into by an explosive-packed SUV that has left 45 troopers dead.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Crisis in Haiti worsens as President remains silent
Port-au-Prince, Feb 15 (IANS) The political and economic crisis in Haiti has worsened eight days after violent protests began against the government led by President Jovenel Moise.
2019-02-15
Category: International, France,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan no longer 'Most Favoured Nation': India
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday announced that the "Most Favoured Nation" status which was granted to Pakistan stands withdrawn.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Puducherry CM's protest enters Day 3
Puducherry, Feb 15 (IANS) The protest by Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy and his five ministers outside Lt Governor Kiran Bedi's official residence entered third day on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Kapil, Diljit happy with regional touch to 'Total Dhamaal' trailer
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Celebrities Kapil Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh and Ravi Kishan have praised the team of "Total Dhamaal" for adding a regional touch to the marketing of the project.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facebook tracking users who threaten its workers: Report
San Francisco, Feb 15 (IANS) Facebook has been monitoring and tracking locations of those users who can pose threat to its employees or physical properties, the media reported.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Protest shutdown against terror attack affects life in Jammu
Jammu, Feb 15 (IANS) Life here in Jammu and Kashmir was adversely affected on Friday due to a protest shutdown called against the terror strike in the valley in which 45 CRPF personnel were killed in a suicide attack.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Musk-founded AI group not to release software on 'fake news' fears
San Francisco, Feb 15 (IANS) Elon Musk-founded non-profit Artificial Intelligence (AI) research group OpenAI has decided not to reveal its new AI software in detail, fearing the AI-based model can be misused by bad actors in creating real-looking fake news.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Weather to improve in J&K from Friday
Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) After three days of rain and light snowfall, weather is likely to improve in Jammu and Kashmir from Friday, a Met official said.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Facebook negotiating multi-billion dollar fine with US agency: Report
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Facebook is negotiating a multi-billion dollar fine with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the social media giant's past privacy practices.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Himachal's CRPF constable martyred in terror attack
Shimla, Feb 15 (IANS) Constable Tilak Raj of Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district was one of those martyred in the cowardly attack on a CRPF convoy at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Australian floods send dirty water across Great Barrier Reef
Canberra, Feb 15 (IANS) Dirty water from a flood crisis in north Australia has spread to parts of the Great Barrier Reef, placing it under stress, scientists have said.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Jaitley to return as Finance Minister, to attend CCS meet
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Union Minister Arun Jaitley, who returned from the US last week after a medical treatment, will resume office as the Finance Minister on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Jammu-Srinagar highway closed after fresh landslides
Jammu, Feb 15 (IANS) After remaining partially open for three days, the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed on Friday due to fresh landslides in Ramban-Ramsoo sector.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
US Congress passes bill to avert government shutdown
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has passed a legislation on spending and border security to avert another government shutdown, hours after the bill was approved by the Senate.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sudanese refugee wins major human rights award
Geneva, Feb 15 (IANS/AKI) Abdul Aziz Muhamat, a Sudanese refugee who has been held in Australia's notorious offshore Manus Island processing centre for over five years, has won the prestigious Martin Ennals human rights prize, the UN refugee agency UNHCR has said.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
J&K terror attack: Two more CRPF troopers die, toll touches 45
Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) The toll from Thursday's terror attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Jammu and Kashmir rose to 45 as two more troopers succumbed to their injuries, officials said on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
US stocks close mixed amid retail sales tumble
New York, Feb 15 (IANS) US stocks ended mixed as tech-related stocks' strong performance offset part of the negative impact caused by the unexpected biggest fall of US retail sales in December 2018 in nine years.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Brexit: Theresa May suffers fresh Commons defeat
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered another Commons defeat after MPs voted down her approach to Brexit talks.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Khloe doesn't label relationship
Los Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian refuses to "classify" or label her relationship with basketball player Tristan Thompson.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump plans to sign funding bill, declare emergency
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump plans to sign a bipartisan funding bill to avert another government shutdown, and also declare a national emergency to obtain funds for his long-promised border wall, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday.
2019-02-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
'The Wife' has nothing except Glen Close (Movie Review)
Film: "The Wife"; Director: Bjorn Runge; Starring: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater; Rating: **(2 stars)
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Won't run in European elections, says Conte
Rome, Feb 15 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday denied he would be a candidate for the anti-establishment 5 Star Movement in the European Parliament polls in May to help revive its flagging fortunes.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Two arrested, many injured in baton charge by Assam Police
Shillong, Feb 15 (IANS) Two tribal Khasi men were arrested and many people sustained injuries as Assam Police on Thursday resorted to baton charge in Umwali, a disputed area between Meghalaya and Assam, an official said.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Congress betrayed Karnataka's farmers, says Amit Shah
Sindhanur (Karnataka), Feb 15 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi of betraying Karnataka's farmers.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Eiminate perpetrators, raise fidayeen against Pakistan: Army ex-chief
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Former army chief, Gen. Shankar Roychowdhury (retd) on Thursday blamed intelligence failure for the Pulwama terror attack and suggested some non-governmental Indian agency raise a "fidayeen" (suicide squad) against Pakistan to avenge such incidents.
2019-02-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
43 CRPF troopers killed in worst-ever terror attack in Kashmir
Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) In the worst-ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy erupted in 1989, a suicide bomber on Thursday rammed his SUV packed with explosives into a CRPF bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pulwama district, killing at least 43 troopers and leaving the security established stunned.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Probing if hotel fire was a deliberate act: Crime Branch
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Probing the dreadful fire in a Delhi hotel in which 17 people were killed on Tuesday, the Crime Branch has shifted its focus to investigating the possibility of a deliberate attempt at aggravating the fire inside the premises to settle an insurance claim by the owner, sources said.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Stan Lee remembered at 'Captain Marvel' fan gala in Singapore
Singapore, Feb 15 (IANS) A woman dressed as Captain Marvel, a man wearing a Spider-Man suit, another flaunting the golden glove of Thanos -- fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) gave "Captain Marvel" stars a welcome fit for a movie which not just celebrates woman power, but is also the first superhero film from the franchise to release since Stan Lee's death.
2019-02-15
Category: International, Singapore,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BJP, AIADMK hold talks on electoral alliance
Chennai, Feb 15 (IANS) Union Minister and BJP's Tamil Nadu election in-charge Piyush Goyal and leaders of the state's ruling AIADMK on Thursday met to discuss an alliance for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Finance Minister to address RBI Central Board on Feb 18
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday said that Finance Minister Piyush Goyal will address its Central Board on February 18.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Rajnath meets top security officials ahead of CCS meet
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday held a series of meetings with top security officials in wake of the Pulwama terror attack that killed at least 43 CRPF troopers and left the security establishment stunned.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
World condemns Pakistan-backed terror attack in J&K
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) From the US to Russia and from Sri Lanka to Bhutan, the world condemned Pakistan-backed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed's (JeM) attack on an Indian security convoy that claimed the lives of over 40 CRPF personnel.
2019-02-14
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Intelligence warning of IED attack sent to CRPF, other security agencies last week
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Kashmir Police on February 8 had sent an intelligence input to the CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, Army and the Air Force warning of a possible IED attack, according to a letter written by the state police Inspector General.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Foundation laid for Bhogapuram International Airport near Vizag
Visakhapatnam, Feb 14 (IANS) The foundation stone for Bhogapuram Greenfield International Airport in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayanagaram was laid on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Omar, Mehbooba condemn killing of CRPF personnel, blast PMO
Jammu, Feb 14 (IANS) The terror attack in which 43 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir has been condemned by two former Chief Ministers, while the Jammu traders' body called for a shutdown on Friday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
AIIMS, ICMR launch tool to record cleft lip patients' data
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) 'IndiCleft,' a web-based tool that helps record data of patients suffering from cleft lip or cleft palate, both online and offline, was launched by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) here on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Breast surgeon Ram to be conferred FRCS of Thailand body
Hyderabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Dr. P. Raghu Ram, President-elect of the Association of Surgeons of India, and Director of KIMS-Ushalakshmi Centre for Breast Diseases, would be conferred the Honorary Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) of Thailand.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Government working on 0% import duty on cashew kernel: Prabhu
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) As a measure of support for India's cashew industry, the government is working on eliminating the import duty on cashew kernel, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
B-Town condemns 'cowardly' Pulwama terror attack
Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) The film fraternity condemned the dastardly terror attack in which 43 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday, terming it a "cowardly" act.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Terrorism
CPM terms Delhi meeting of Opposition leaders a "show-off"
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) Dubbing Wednesday's meeting of major anti-BJP parties in Delhi as a "show-off", West Bengal Left Front chairman and CPI-M politburo member Biman Bose on Thursday said there was neither any scope for an all-India pre-poll pact, nor could there be a common minimum programme (CMP) before the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-02-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CCS to meet on Friday morning, to discuss security situation in J&K
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Security will meet on Friday morning to discuss the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack that killed at least 43 troopers and left the security establishment stunned.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India resolves to fight terror after Pakistan-backed JeM attack in J&K
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) India, while condemning in the strongest terms the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday perpetrated by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) that claimed the lives of over 40 CRPF troopers, said it is determined to fight the menace of terrorism.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Most firms in India lack adequate cyber security: Report
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Cyber security operations at most companies in India are inadequate and do not meet the security needs, a report by Ernst & Young said, here on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
RBI imposes monetary penalty on three banks
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed separate monetary penalties on three lenders -- Bank of India, Oriental Bank of Commerce and Punjab National Bank -- over deficiencies in complying with regulatory norms.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India, US CEOs to set up working groups on financial services, healthcare, defence
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The India-US CEOs Forum on Thursday decided to set up working groups on financial services, healthcare and defence to suggest measures to accelerate trade and investment between the two countries.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Minister opens Taj-view-garden
Agra Feb 14 (IANS) Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma here on Thursday inaugurated the green river front on the Taj Heritage Corridor, sandwiched between the Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
ZEE5 to come up with 72 new shows
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) On the occasion of its first anniversary the OTT platform, ZEE5 launched 72 original shows in six different languages on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
HC triples meat exporter Qureshi's security amount for UAE, Pakistan trip
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday increased, to Rs 6 crore, the security amount which has to be deposited by meat exporter and alleged hawala dealer Moin Akhtar Qureshi for travelling to the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
GSK Consumer Healthcare's Q3 net profit up 35%
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare on Thursday reported a 35.07 per cent rise in net profit for the October-December quarter.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ISL: Goa leave ATK staring at exit with 3-0 win
Fatorda, Feb 14 (IANS) FC Goa returned to their free-flowing ways as they hammered ATK 3-0 in an Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Work begins on Adani Group's Data Centre in Vizag
Visakhapatnam, Feb 14 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday laid the foundation stone for Data Centre and Technology Park of Adani Group in this port city.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
CWC to meet in Ahmedabad on Feb 26
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC), the partys highest decision-making body will meet on February 26 in Prime Minister Narendra Modis home state Gujarat to chalk out and finalise the roadmap for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Look out circular issued against Hotel Aprit Palace owners: Crime Branch
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Probing the Hotel Arpit Palace fire in which 17 people were killed, the Crime Branch of Delhi Police here on Thursday issued a look out circular against its owners who have been absconding after the incident, said a senior Crime Branch officer.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jan WPI eases to 10-month low on lower food, fuel prices (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Lower food and fuel prices eased India's wholesale inflation to 10-month low of 2.76 per cent in January 2019 from 3.02 per cent reported for the corresponding month of 2018, official data showed on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Kulbhushan Jadhav hearing to resume in ICJ from Monday: MEA
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The public hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case will commence from Monday before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Pulwama terror attack an act of desperation: RSS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) said Thursdays terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, in which 43 security personnel were killed, was an act of desperation due to the growing clampdown on terrorism.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Gujarat to pay Rs 5 lakh to Godhra train victims' heirs
Gandhinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) Following the Supreme Court's order, the Gujarat government on Thursday announced to pay Rs 5 lakh each to the heirs of victims of the Sabarmati Express train incident at Godhra in 2002.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Nepalese trafficking survivors to be sent home: Maneka Gandhi
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday said 147 girls and 32 boys from Nepal, the victims of trafficking, will be sent back to their country.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Average Twitter users more active during disasters: Study
New York, Feb 14 (IANS) Despite the importance placed on celebrity social media influencers with millions of followers, during natural disasters average Twitter users become more active disseminators of information, finds a study.
2019-02-14
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Government increases MSP for sugar to Rs 31 per kg
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday said Minimum Selling Price (MSP) of sugar has been increased by Rs 2 to Rs 31 per kg in order to help millers clear pending dues of sugarcane farmers that now amount to Rs 20,167 crore.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Pawar to contest Lok Sabha polls from Maharashtra's Madha
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar will re-enter electoral politics by contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Maharashtra's Madha seat, party leader Praful Patel said here on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BJP seeks report cards of works done by its Lok Sabha MPs
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Almost a month after initiating a survery on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's App, seeking responses from the people about the three most popular party leaders in their constituencies, the BJP has now sought a report card of works done from its Lok Sabha members.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League: East Bengal jump to 3rd with 5-0 win over Lajong
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) Laldanmawia Ralte scored a hat-trick as East Bengal sent a strong message to the title contenders by thrashing Shillong Lajong FC 5-0 in an utterly lopsided I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, here on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Yes Bank soars 30% after RBI report
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) The Yes Bank stock rose sharply 30.73 per cent to close at Rs 221 apiece on Thursday, a day after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) found no inconsistency, or "divergence", in the bank's disclosures on its non-performing assets (NPAs).
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rain, thunder hit Delhi on Valentine's Day; six flights diverted
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Rains, accompanied by strong winds, turned the weather around in Delhi and adjoining areas on Thursday, making it a perfect Valentine's Day for many people. Some rain and cloudy weather is expected on Friday too.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Be flexible in facilitating voting for armed forces personnel, SC tells EC
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Election Commission to be flexible in facilitating the right to vote for armed forces personnel, including those of the central paramilitary forces, during general elections.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Omar condemns attack on CRPF, blasts Modi Minister
Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday condemned "in the strongest possible terms" the killing of CRPF troopers in a suicide attack and blasted central Minister Jitendra Singh for "playing politics" over the bloodbath.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
India condemns terrorist attack in Iran
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) India on Thursday strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Iran's Sistan-Baluchistan province that left 27 security personnel dead.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Terrorism
43 CRPF troopers killed in suicide attack in Kashmir (Seventh Lead)
Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) In the worst ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy erupted in 1989, a suicide bomber on Thursday rammed his SUV packed with explosives into a CRPF bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pulwama district, killing at least 43 troopers and leaving the security established stunned.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sushma on four-day visit to Bulgaria, Morocco and Spain from Saturday
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be on a four-day visit to Bulgaria, Morocco and Spain from Saturday to strengthen India's relations with these three countries, expand avenues of cooperation and discuss key regional and global issues, an statement said.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
NCLAT quashes NCLT order against ECL
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has set aside the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) Kolkata bench's order to start insolvency proceedings against Eastern Coalfields (ECL), a subsidiary of Coal India, said an official on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
DoT finalising revival proposal, no shutdown: BSNL
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) State-run BSNL on Thursday said government is in the final stage of drafting a revival proposal for the PSU and it would shortly be sent for the inter-ministerial panel for approval.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Telangana's Vote on Account Budget on Feb 22
Hyderabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Telangana's Vote on Account Budget will be presented in the State Assembly on February 22, it was announced on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Mamata mourns death of CRPF troopers
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mourned the death of CRPF troopers in a terrorist attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Terrorism
Centre claims 7 swine flu deaths in Delhi, hospitals show more
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The number of swine flu cases in Delhi continued to rise with 1,669 positive cases and seven deaths being reported till February 10, government figures released on Wednesday showed.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bharat ETF 1-day issue oversubscribed 10 times, government to retain Rs 10k crore
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Bharat 22 ETF issue has been subscribed over 10 times and the government will retain about Rs 10,000 crore as divestment proceeds from the additional offering period of the exchange traded fund.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Alliance at national level, may fight each other in states: Mamata
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Virtually shutting the doors for an alliance with the Congress in her state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said while there will be a pre-poll alliance of non-NDA parties at the national level to take on the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections, they may fight each other at the state level.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC delivers split verdict on Delhi government's powers on control of services
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A Division Bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a split verdict on the issue of control of services between the Delhi government and the Centre, and referred the matter to a larger bench.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rahul says GST killed Gujarat's economic base
Lal Dungri (South Gujarat), Feb 14 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday established a connect with the crowds here in Gujarat, scoffing at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development claims in his home state and alleging that GST had killed the state's small and medium scale businessmen who were its true pillars.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Government increases MSP for sugar to Rs 31 per kg
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Union Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday said Minimum Selling Price (MSP) of sugar has been increased by Rs 2 to Rs 31 per kg in order to help millers clear pending dues of farmers that now amount to Rs 20,167 crore.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
People have right to seek early SGPC polls: Amarinder
Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that people had the right to early polls to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the supreme body controlling gurdwaras.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Troubled Mohun Bagan struggles to find sponsor
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Mohun Bagans inability to find a sponsor is both agonizing and disturbing.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Vehicle-ramming a tactical shift in terrorism in Kashmir
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The ghastly attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday killing 40 personnel indicates a significant tactical shift in the strategy of terrorists as security agencies fear that vehicle-ramming assaults, last seen in the 2001 Jammu and Kashmir Assembly car bombing, could become a new norm.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Karnataka assembly passes budget amid BJP ruckus, adjourned sine die
Bengaluru, Feb 14 (IANS) The Karnataka Assembly on Thursday passed the budget for 2019-20 amid ruckus by the opposition BJP over an attack on its legislator's house at Hassan, allegedly by workers of the ruling Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) on Wednesday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Naval police tried suppressing molestation case against commander: Goa Police
Panaji, Feb 14 (IANS) The naval police, posted at the INS Hansa naval base in South Goa, had tried to scuttle a molestation complaint against Commander Manikandan Nambiar by his maid on February 12, police told a trial court in Goa, which granted anticipatory bail to the accused on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
SC rejects Maharashtra's plea in Dabhol project case
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) More than two decades after the Maharashtra government scrapped the Dabhol Power Project, set up by the Enron Power Corporation, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the state government if it was inclined to inquire into its alleged inconsistent stand from time to time.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cyber security to be 'very complex' with AI, M2M coming in: Gulshan Rai
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) At a time when the technology landscape across the world is adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connectivity, the Cyber Security Chief of the Prime Ministers Office, Gulshan Rai says the new technologies will make the cyber security scenario "very complex".
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Technology
Office rentals in Bengaluru may witness 6.6% growth in 2019: Report
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Office rental values in Bengaluru may grow at 6.6 per cent in 2019, the third highest rate globally, a Knight Frank report said on Thursday. With a rate of 6.5 per cent in office rents, the rental growth rate in the national capital would be the fourth highest globally.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
American double standards on India's e-commerce FDI rules: US official
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) US double standards on the recent changes in India's FDI norms for e-commerce being opposed by American giants Amazon and Walmart have been exposed by research pointing to such anti-monopolistic measures taken by the US itself in its rise to the top of the global economy and which has now turned protectionist.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Rahul to meet G20 envoys
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi will meet envoys of G-20 and neighbouring countries on Friday in a significant interaction ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Government initiates backdoor nationalisation of Jet Airways (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) In a major move on Thursday, the government, through its bankers, undertook a backdoor nationalisation of Jet Airways Ltd.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
BJP will soon form strong electoral alliance in TN: Amit Shah
Erode (Tamil Nadu), Feb 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will soon form a strong electoral alliance in Tamil Nadu to contest all 39 Lok Sabha seats in the state, its President Amit Shah said on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
On V-Day, Shiv Sena suggests new proposal for alliance with BJP
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) On Valentine's Day, a reluctant Shiv Sena on Thursday suggested a new proposal to forge an electoral alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - the demand for Maharashtra Chief Minister's post.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ludhiana gang rape: Punjab Police arrests all six accused
Ludhiana, Feb 14 (IANS) The Punjab Police on Thursday said that all six accused in the gang rape of a 21-year-old woman in Ludhiana district have been arrested.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HAL to display is prowess at Aero India
Bengaluru, Feb 14 (IANS) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) would showcase its prowess at the five-day 12th edition of 'Aero India 2019' expo, starting here on February 20, to hard sell its military aircraft and helicopters, a top official said on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
RSS spreads hatred, Congress love: Rahul
Ajmer (Rajasthan), Feb 14 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi here on Thursday accused the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of spreading hatred in the society. The Congress wanted to change the country by spreading love and harmony, Gandhi said.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Norway to reconsider regulations for passport photos of Sikhs: Minister
Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) The Norwegian government has agreed to re-examine regulations requiring Sikhs to have passport photos with totally visible ears, Union Minister of Food Processing Industry Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Religion
42 CRPF troopers killed in suicide attack in Kashmir (Sixth Lead)
Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) In the worst ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy erupted in 1989, a suicide bomber on Thursday rammed his SUV packed with explosives into a CRPF bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pulwama district, killing at least 42 troopers and leaving the security established stunned.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BJP MLA Francis D'Souza dies, 3-day state mourning declared
Panaji, Feb 14 (IANS) Former Goa Deputy Chief Minister and BJP MLA Francis D'Souza died at a city hospital here on Thursday after a prolonged battle with cancer.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
No links with Congress, says London journalist who organised EVM-hacking event
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) International Journalists' Association (IJA) President Ashish Ray on Thursday said he has never been part of the Congress and that he was only performing his duty as a journalist when he organised the controversial press conference involving an Indian techie who claimed that EVMs used in the elections here were hackable.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
British Islamic State schoolgirl 'wants to return home'
Damascus, Feb 14 (IANS) One of the three schoolgirls who left the UK in 2015 to join the Islamic State terror group has said that she has no regrets despite seeing "beheaded heads" in bins, but wishes to return to her home.
2019-02-14
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
No alliance with BJP now, can't say about future, says AGP
Guwahati, Feb 14 (IANS) The Asom Gana Parishad on Thursday said that it had snapped ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party over the Citizenship bill but did not rule out any alliance with it in the future.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Remixing old hit song not a big achievement: 'Hollywood wale nakhre' producer
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Shahroz Khan, who is an associate producer of Big Bat Films, is gearing up for the release of his upcoming music video, "Hollywood wale nakhre" featuring actress Sunny Leone. He feels that remixing an old hit song is not a big achievement.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Take concrete steps to prevent terror attacks: Priyanka
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Strongly condemning the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 30 security personnel, the Congress on Thursday called the Modi-led BJP government the "weakest" and demanded concrete steps to prevent a recurrence of such attacks.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
Parents of 2012 gang rape victim move court for speedy hanging of convicts
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The parents of the December 16, 2012 gang rape victim on Thursday moved a Delhi court seeking to expedite the hanging of all the four death row convicts in the case.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Over 150 handset manufacturing units set up in India in 4 years: Report
Gurugram, Feb 14 (IANS) With the government's "Make in India" push, the country witnessed the setting up of over 150 mobile handset manufacturing units in the past four years, according to a new report from CyberMedia Research (CMR).
2019-02-14
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
Argentine President Macri to visit India from Sunday
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Argentine President Mauricio Macri will visit India from Sunday at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Rafale to be displayed at Aero India expo
Bengaluru, Feb 14 (IANS) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) would showcase its prowess at the five-day 12th edition of 'Aero India 2019' expo, starting here on February 20, to hard sell its military aircraft and helicopters, said a top official on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Sushil Chandra appointed new EC
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) CBDT Chairman Sushil Chandra was on Thursday appointed the new Election Commissioner ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, making the poll panel a three-member entity again.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian couple on desert safari killed as car flips over in UAE
Sharjah, Feb 14 (IANS) An Indian tourist couple was killed and five others from their family, including two children, injured after their speeding vehicle flipped over multiple times during a desert safari in Sharjah.
2019-02-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ONGC's Q3 net profit at Rs 8,263 cr soars 65%
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) State-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) on Thursday reported a massive 65 per cent jump in net profit for the third quarter ending December at Rs 8,263 crore, buoyed by higher revenues.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
New IL&FS Board pushes for asset-level resolution (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The crisis in the debt-ridden Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) is set to be addressed by undertaking asset-level sale process first before putting in place a plan for a single group-level or vertical-level resolution, sources said.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
34 CRPF troopers killed in suicide attack in Kashmir (Fifth Lead)
Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) In the worst ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy erupted in 1989, a suicide bomber on Thursday rammed his SUV packed with explosives into a CRPF bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pulwama district, killing at least 34 troopers and injuring many others.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Suicide attack suspects will be brought to justice, vows Rouhani
Tehran, Feb 14 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that the masterminds behind the deadly suicide bomb attack against the country's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) that claimed 27 lives will be brought to justice.
2019-02-14
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
IED blasts signal new terror strategy in Kashmir
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The ghastly attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday killing 26 personnel indicates a significant tactical shift in the strategy of terrorists as security agencies fear that the vehicle-ramming assaults, last seen in 2001 Jammu and Kashmir Assembly car bombing, could become a new norm.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Waah Zindagi' reflects the reality of our society: Naveen Kasturia
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Actor Naveen Kasturia says his upcoming social drama "Waah Zindagi" reflects the reality of the society.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC rejects AAP plea, party gear up to raise issue at polls
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party will take the battle for full statehood to the peoples' bench and will seek votes on the plank as it considers "unfortunate" the Supreme Court verdict over the issue of transfers and postings of Delhi government officers.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Samsung India aims to make Galaxy A series a $4-bn brand
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) South Korean giant Samsung which ended 2018 at second place with a 22.4 per cent share in the India smartphone market is gearing up to launch one Galaxy A smartphone every month -- beginning March till June -- and aims to make Galaxy 'A' a $4-billion brand in the country, a top company executive said on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Kashmir attack second worst for CRPF after Dantewada
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday by terrorists in which about 30 troopers were killed is the second biggest attack on the paramilitary force in the last nine years.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
Naidu, Jaitley condemn attack on CRPF convoy in J&K
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday condemned the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district that killed 30 troopers and left many injured.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Amazon Prime Video gears up for more Indian content
Pasadena, Feb 14 (IANS) Amazon Prime Video is expanding its India slate of original series.
2019-02-14
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
30 CRPF troopers killed in suicide attack in Kashmir (Fourth Lead)
Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) In the worst ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy erupted in 1989, a suicide bomber on Thursday rammed his SUV packed with explosives into a CRPF bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pulwama district, killing at least 30 troopers and injuring many others.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Jet Airways posts Rs 588 cr standalone net loss for Q3
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Jet Airways here on Thursday reported Rs 587.7 crore standalone net loss for the third quarter ended December 31, 2018. It had reported a net profit of Rs 165.25 crore during the year-ago period.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sindhu makes winning start at badminton nationals
Guwahati, Feb 14 (IANS) Two-time champion P.V. Sindhu began her quest for a third title with a win at the Yonex-Sunrise 83rd Senior National Badminton Championships here on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Badminton
Leela promoters curious over 'sale' of hotel group (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) In a curious tale of a transaction taking place without the owner's knowledge, embattled Hotel Leela Ventures Company Secretary Alen Fernes wrote to both NSE and BSE surveillance departments on February 12 saying "We wish to clarify that the company in consultation with lenders is evaluating various options and there is no binding contract with any investor as on date either for investment in the company or for sale of company's assets.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
How NASA's Opportunity Mars rover enriched space science in 15 years (Roundup)
Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) Designed to last just 90 days and travel 1,000 metres on Martian landscape, NASA's Opportunity rover outlived its mission lifetime by more than 14 years to become the longest lasting robot sent from Earth and the first wheeled vehicle off Earth to log a drive distance of over 45 kms.
2019-02-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Thai court to hear EC plea as Thaksin-linked party nominates princess for polls
Bangkok, Feb 14 (IANS) Thailand's Constitutional Court on Thursday agreed to hear an Election Commission petition seeking to dissolve a political party for nominating Princess Ubolratana Mahidol as candidate for the post of the Prime Minister in the upcoming polls.
2019-02-14
Category: International, Thailand,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bengal TT associations decide to unite
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) The three different table tennis associations in West Bengal have decided to unite and operate as one by April this year, it was announced here on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
CAG report useless, timing suspect: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Dismissing the CAG report on the Rafale jet deal as worthless, Congress leader P. Chidambaram said here on Thursday it was presented deliberately on the last day of the budget session of Parliament to escape the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) scrutiny.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Bad weather forces PM to cancel Rudrapur trip
Dehradun, Feb 14 (IANS) Inclement weather on Thursday forced Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cancel his rally at Rudrapur in Udhamsingh Nagar district of Uttarakhand, a top BJP leader said.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Pence criticizes US' allies at Warsaw summit on Iran
Warsaw, Feb 14 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence has rebuked Washington's European allies over their efforts to shield their businesses from American sanctions on Iran.
2019-02-14
Category: International, Poland,Diplomacy,Politics
Modi condemns 'dastardly attack' on CRPF in Kashmir
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condemned the "dastardly attack" on the CRPF in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district which left at least 30 troopers dead.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
68-year-old woman kisses Rahul on Valentine's Day in Gujarat
Lal Dungri (South Gujarat), Feb 14 (IANS) It was a Valentine's Day of sorts for a 68-year-old Parsi woman, a Congress activist, who was part of a group of enthusiastic women party workers and who went to garland Congress president Rahul Gandhi on stage ahead of a public meeting.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Congress-DMK is an alliance of corruption and dynastic politics: Amit Shah
Erode (Tamil Nadu), Feb 14 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Thursday termed the DMK-Congress alliance as an alliance for corruption to create wealth for their families.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Mulayam's words on Modi lack meaning as he hardly remembers anything: Rabri Devi
Patna, Feb 14 (IANS) A day after veteran Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav heaped praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior RJD leader and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi on Thursday downplayed the episode by saying Yadav's words have no meaning as he hardly remembers anything.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Fightbacks make Irani Cup interesting
Nagpur, Feb 14 (IANS) After bundling out Vidarbha on 425, Rest of India (RoI) were 102/2 at stumps, taking a meagre seven-run lead on the third day of the Irani Cup at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) stadium, here on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Nine years after losing leg to terror, Pune girl soars in the sky (IANS Special)
Pune, Feb 14 (IANS) Nine years after she lost her left leg in the infamous German Bakery blast here, Amrapali Chavan literally kicked 'terror' from the skies.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Jet's Board approves bank-led provisional resolution plan
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) The Board of the beleaguered airline Jet Airways on Thursday approved a Bank-Led Provisional Resolution Plan (BLPRP) to relieve the financial strain on the passenger carrier.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
CBDT chairman Sushil Chandra appointed new Election Commissioner
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) CBDT Chairman Sushil Chandra was appointed as the new Election Commissioner on Thursday, just ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, making the poll panel a three-member body once again.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gaurika takes 3-shot lead in 4th leg of Hero women's Tour
Ahmedabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Golfer Gaurika Bishnoi displayed a lot of consistency and poise to card a second successive under par round to take a three-shot lead into the final round of the fourth leg of the Hero women's Pro Tour at the Kalhaar Blues & Greens, here on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Golf
ISL: Kerala look to improve tally against lowly Chennaiyin (Preview)
Kochi, Feb 14 (IANS) Coach Nelo Vingada is on the hunt for his first win as Kerala Blasters FC take on bottom-placed Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League's (ISL) South Indian derby at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Friday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football,ISL
Pakistan SC wraps up Memogate case against Hussain Haqqani
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday wrapped up its eight-year-long proceedings in the Memogate case against the country's former Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani, saying that now it is up to the state to decide whether it wanted to take action against him.
2019-02-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
PM on two-day visit to South Korea Feb 21-22
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a two-day visit to South Korea on Feb 21-22 when he will hold talks with President Moon Jae-in on a host of issues to strengthen strategic ties and also be conferred the Seoul Peace Prize.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Himachal to rename medical university after Vajpayee
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) The BJP government in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday introduced a bill in the Assembly proposing to rename an upcoming medical university after its leader and former Prime Minister, late Atal Behari Vajpayee.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Samsung India aims to make Galaxy A series a $4 bn brand
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Samsung India, which is planning to launch one Galaxy A smartphone every month beginning March till June this year, aims to make the Galaxy A series a $4-billion brand in the country, a top company executive said on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Vizhinjam Port commissioning deadline extended to October 2020
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 14 (IANS) Vizhinjam Port, one of Kerala's dream projects that has been hanging fire for over 25 years, will be commissioned in October 2020, said a top official of the port.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Sridevi's family holds puja before her 1st death anniversary
Chennai, Feb 14 (IANS) Ahead of her first death anniversary on February 24, actress Sridevi's family, including her husband Boney Kapoor, children Janhvi and Khushi and brother-in-law Anil Kapoor, held a puja for her here on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Gipsy Kings to perform in India in March
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) French musical group Gipsy Kings will be performing in India on March 9 here.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Congress, BJP governments letting loose state terror: Mayawati
Lucknow, Feb 14 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Thursday targeted the Congress once again and slammed it for invoking the National Security Act (NSA) against Muslims for alleged cow slaughter in Madhya Pradesh.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Only 39% of UP households metered, billed: Study
Lucknow, Feb 14 (IANS) A study conducted by a Delhi-based think tank has found that only 39 per cent of the households in Uttar Pradesh are metered, billed, and pay their electricity dues.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
20 CRPF troopers killed in suicide attack in Kashmir (Third Lead)
Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) At least 20 CRPF troopers were killed and some 25 others injured on Thursday when a van packed with explosives reportedly rammed into a CRPF bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, officials said.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Kejriwal condemns terror attack on CRPF
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday condemned the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district that left 10 troopers dead.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
BJP veterans including Advani may contest Lok Sabha polls
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) BJP veterans, including L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, are likely to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, notwithstanding an informal bar on those above 75 years occupying ministerial and organisational posts.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC verdict against Constitution, democracy: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Calling the Supreme Court's verdict on the powers of the Delhi government to transfer officers "unfortunate" and "injustice to the people of Delhi", Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the order is against the Constitution and democracy.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Parents of 2012 gangrape victim want convicts to be hanged soon
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Parents of the December 16, 2012, gangrape victim on Thursday moved a plea in a Delhi court seeking to expedite the hanging of the four convicts in the case.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Humanity of superhero stands out in 'Captain Marvel': Directors
Singapore, Feb 14 (IANS) Humanity is the differentiator that will set "Captain Marvel" apart amidst the commoditisation of superhero films, say the movie's directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
2019-02-14
Category: International, Singapore,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
10 CRPF troopers killed in suicide attack in Kashmir
Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) Ten Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed and 15 others injured on Thursday in an audacious suicide attack by militants on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
IGIA expansion plan contract likely in a fortnight
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A contract for the Indira Gandhi International Airport's (IGIA) capacity expansion is expected to be awarded this month as part of the next phase of development, which includes another integrated terminal.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Market down for sixth-straight session; Sensex falls 157 pts
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Sharp jump in Brent crude oil price along with subdued quarterly earning results and a weak rupee pulled the key equity indices lower for a sixth straight session on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Shehbaz Sharif granted bail in corruption cases
Lahore, Feb 14 (IANS) The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday approved Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif's bail petitions in Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme and Ramzan Sugar Mills corruption cases and ordered his release.
2019-02-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Diet drinks may up strokes in postmenopausal women: Study
New York, Feb 14 (IANS) Are diet drinks your choice? Beware, your heart could be at risk. A new study suggests that drinking diet drinks was associated with an increased risk of having a stroke among post-menopausal women, researchers say.
2019-02-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Congress says 'no' to alliance with AAP: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A day after meeting Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the Congress had "almost said no" for an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the national capital.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
EC holds discussion with political parties ahead of polls in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 14 (IANS) A six-member team of the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday held a consultation session with major political parties in Odisha to discuss preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the state.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Himachal CM to voice opposition to shifting of ARTRAC
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said he opposed the reported move of the Army Training Command (ARTRAC) from the state capital to outside the state and will raise the issue with the Centre.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Citizenship Bill would have been passed in RS, if Congress wasn't there: Mukul Sangma
Shillong, Feb 14 (IANS) Former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill would have been passed in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday by the BJP government if the Congress-led Opposition was not there.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Philippines' journalist Maria Ressa freed on bail
Manila, Feb 14 (IANS) Maria Ressa, a high-profile Philippines journalist and Time magazine Person of the Year, was freed on bail on Thursday after her arrest overnight on charges of "cyber-libel" drew international condemnation.
2019-02-14
Category: International, Philippines,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Fight sequences are very satisfying: Brie Larson
Singapore, Feb 14 (IANS) After indie dramas and romantic-comedy entertainers, Oscar winner Brie Larson found it extremely satisfying to take on action scenes as Captain Marvel in the forthcoming eponymous Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film.
2019-02-14
Category: International, Singapore,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Hollywood,National
Ryan Adams accused of sexual misconduct
Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) Grammy-nominated musician Ryan Adams has been accused of sexual misconduct and emotional manipulation by multiple women, including his former wife and actress Mandy Moore. He has denied all the allegations.
2019-02-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SC judgement a big loss to AAP, says BJP
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday described the Supreme Court verdict on the tussle between the Delhi government and the Centre over sharing of powers as a big loss to the Arvind Kejriwal government and asked the chief minister to apologise to the top court.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
8 CRPF troopers die in militant attack in Kashmir
Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) At least eight CRPF troopers were killed on Thursday when militants detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) and opened fire at their vehicle on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police sources said.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
8 CRPF troopers killed in Kashmir
Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) At least eight Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed on Thursday when militants ambushed their vehicle on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pulwama district, police sources said.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Prime Minister visits Corbett National Park
Dehradun, Feb 14 (IANS) Taking time off from his busy schedule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand to see the wildlife that included tigers and elephants.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fighting is no solution: Dikshit to Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Soon after the Supreme Court delivered a split verdict on the issue of the transfer and posting of Delhi government officers, Congress city unit chief Sheila Dikshit on Thursday advised Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that fighting is no solution.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Took risk by entering digital entertainment format: Esha Deol Takhtani
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Esha Deol Takhtani, who is making her comeback with the short film "Cakewalk" directed by Ram Kamal Mukherjee, says that being a feature film actress, it was a risk for her to try her hand at a new format of entertainment.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian chess body removes restrictive condition
Chennai, Feb 14 (IANS) Complying with the Competition Commission of India's (CCI) order, the All India Chess Federation (AICF) has removed the restrictive undertaking that players had to give while registering themselves with the chess body.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Bajrang Dal activists 'forcibly' marry off couple in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Protesting against Valentine's Day celebrations, activists of rightwing group Bajrang Dal on Thursday forcibly married off a young couple at a park on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Congress says 'no' to alliance with AAP: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A day after meeting Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the Congress had "almost" said 'no' for an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the national capital.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Benedict Cumberbatch to play Satan in 'Good Omens'
Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) Actor Benedict Cumberbatch will essay the role of Satan in web series "Good Omens", says showrunner Neil Gaiman.
2019-02-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
It's a moment of pride: Sunny Deol on son's debut
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) As his elder son Karan Deol makes his debut in Bollywood with the film "Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas", actor Sunny Deol described it as a proud moment for him.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TDP MP to join YSR Congress
Amaravati, Feb 14 (IANS) In another blow to the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh, party MP Avanti Srinivas on Thursday decided to switch loyalties to the main opposition YSR Congress Party.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Congress to tie-up with Left in Bengal
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Notwithstanding talk of a post-poll alliance, the Congress is all set to tie-up with the Left against the ruling Trinamool Congress for the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal where it won 4 seats with a vote share of nearly 10 per cent in 2014.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Samsung's 'Galaxy Tab Active2' tablet launched in India for Rs 50,990
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Samsung on Thursday launched its new offering in the tablet category - "Galaxy Tab Active2" - with military-grade rugged design and built-in durability for tough work environments for Rs 50,990 in India.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
US lawmakers introduce bill to fund government, prevent shutdown
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) US lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan spending and security bill to prevent a second government shutdown days before the Friday midnight deadline.
2019-02-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
'Amazon Pay UPI' launched for Android users in India
Bengaluru, Feb 14 (IANS) To facilitate secure payments and financial transactions on its platform, Amazon on Thursday launched "Amazon Pay Unified Payments Interface (UPI)" for Android users in partnership with Axis Bank to issue UPI IDs to its customers in India.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Technology
How Corporate rivalry is impacting national interest (Rafale investigation Part I)
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A recent European Union intelligence sharing exercise with India has revealed that Lockheed Martin, the US-headquartered company which manufactures the F-16 fighter jets, has been up to mischief mongering on the Rafale issue.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Ailing ex-Goa BJP MLA's death in South Africa triggers family spat
Panaji, Feb 14 (IANS) The death of Goa's former Deputy Speaker and ex-BJP MLA Vishnu Wagh in South Africa last week has triggered a public spat between his wife and immediate family.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
If Centre brings Citizenship Bill as law, NE region will fight unitedly: Mizoram CM
Aizawl/Agartala, Feb 14 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Thursday said if the Central government again brings the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) as a law in future, all political parties, NGOs and civil society of the northeast region would fight unitedly against such efforts.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Adopt an animal at Tripura Zoo (Societal Feature)
Agartala, Feb 14 (IANS) Ever dreamt of adopting a lion, a crocodile or a Himalayan black bear or any wild animal?
2019-02-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Features,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Deepak Talwar send to judicial custody in PMLA case
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday sent corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar to 14 days judicial custody in a money laundering case.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trump's confidant defends Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi's murder, apologises
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Tom Barrack, a billionaire real estate investor who is one of President Donald Trump's closest confidants, has defended Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing, saying that the US does not have the moral authority to criticise the kingdom due to its own record of "atrocities".
2019-02-14
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Media,Politics
GST relief for realty sector coming: Goyal
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said the government is considering giving relief to the real estate sector and the next GST Council meeting could take some steps to address their issues even as he asked the banks to meet the realty sector on stalled projects in two weeks.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
3 Rafale jets fly into India for Bengaluru air show
Bengaluru, Feb 14 (IANS) French aerospace major Dassault Aviation flew to India three Rafale fighters to participate in the 12th edition of Aero India 2019 air show from February 20-24, an official said on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
Organisational rejig in MP BJP
Bhopal, Feb 14 (IANS) Nearly two months after the BJP lost the Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls to the Congress, the party changed 11 district chiefs, including those in Bhopal, Mandsaur, Morena and Bhind and elevated the earlier office holders to special invitee members of the State Working Committee.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
'The Wife': Nuanced performances elevate this narrative (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "The Wife"; Director: Bjorn Runge; Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, Annie Starke, Alix Wilton Regan, Elizabeth McGovern; Rating: ***1/2
2019-02-14
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Hollywood,National
For Goa government, the people of the state are its real Valentines: Minister
Panaji, Feb 14 (IANS) The people are the government's real Valentines, Goa Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai said on the occasion of Valentine's Day.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Rahul didn't ask any question in 16th Lok Sabha
Lucknow, Feb 14 (IANS) Amethi MP and Congress President Rahul Gandhi was among the top leaders who did not pose a single query during Question Hour in the 16th Lok Sabha, research by a website shows.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Hackers steal over 600 mn account details from 16 websites
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Hackers have made available on the dark web details of some 617 million accounts stolen from 16 websites including ShareThis, Dubsmash and MyFitnessPal among others, The Register reported.
2019-02-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
IED found outside Manipur school
Imphal, Feb 14 (IANS) An improvised explosive device (IED) was found outside a school here on Thursday morning but it did not explode, police said.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Manipur,National,Education,Terrorism
Need to exercise freedom with responsibility, says Sadhguru in new book
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Everybody should understand the fundamentals of a republic, and when all of us are allowed to say and do what we want, we should exercise that freedom with responsibility, says revered yogi and mystic Sadhguru.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Managing traffic on an artery that for days doesn't exist
Jammu, Feb 14 (IANS) The harsh winter this season has ensured that the Jammu-Srinagar highway has become a nightmare for both commuters and officials in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Fin Min on course to meet NPA recovery target
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Finance Ministry is on course to meeting the NPA recovery target of Rs 1.8 lakh crore by March 31, 2019 with the recoveries already touching Rs 1.08 lakh crore and many big-ticket default cases reaching resolution.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjab Assembly passes resolution seeking SGPC polls
Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) Despite opposition from the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the Punjab Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution seeking to expedite elections to the cash-rich Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).
2019-02-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Political leaders greet Sushma Swaraj on her 67th birthday
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Leaders across political parties wished External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on her 67th birthday and prayed for her long life and good health.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sanctions to remain till Pyongyang denuclearizes: US envoy to Seoul
Seoul, Feb 14 (IANS) US Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris said on Thursday that sanctions will remain in place until North Korea denuclearizes, as Washington and Pyongyang are preparing for their second summit later this month.
2019-02-14
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
AgustaWestland: Saxena gets interim bail till Feb 22
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday granted interim bail to Dubai-based businessman Rajiv Saxena till February 22 in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Exhibition to celebrate Raza's plural vision of art
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) In line with late master painter S.H. Raza's vision of plural art, a group exhibition by 21 artists will celebrate individual voices of art, expressed on canvas.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Philippines' journalist Maria Ressa freed after posting bail
Manila, Feb 14 (IANS) Maria Ressa, a high-profile Philippines journalist and Time magazine Person of the Year, was freed on bail on Thursday after having been detained overnight in connection with "cyber libel" charges against her news website Rappler.
2019-02-14
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Novel blood test for pain may help combat opioid epidemic
New York, Feb 14 (IANS) A one-of-its-kind blood test to measure pain in patients could open the door to precision medicine and help stem the tide of the opioid crisis, say researchers.
2019-02-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
FinMin asks six public sector banks to improve on PCA parameters
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Finance Ministry has asked the six remaining public sector banks, currently under Prompt Corrective Action (PCA), to improve on seven parameters to get the government's support for coming out of the PCA framework.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Akalis put up dummy smartphones stall outside Punjab Assembly
Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) To remind the Congress government in Punjab led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh about its pre-poll promise of giving smartphones to youth in the state, the Shiromani Akali Dal legislators on Thursday put up a stall of dummy smartphones outside the Punjab Assembly.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Aadhaar data breach report incorrect: HC told
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that reports regarding security breach of data related to Aadhaar is incorrect and misleading as the strongest encryption technology has been used to store data which is impossible to decrypt.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
India likely to gain $11bn in exports from US-China trade war: UNCTAD
United Nations, Feb 14 (IANS) There may be a golden lining for India in the dark clouds of the tariff war waged by US President Donald Trump against China, and it is likely to increase its exports by as much as $11 billion if the proposed tariffs go into effect next month, according to the UN's trade arm.
2019-02-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
RSS spreads hatred: Rahul
Ajmer (Rajasthan), Feb 14 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused the RSS of spreading hatred in the society.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Pakistan Open golf to return after 10 years
Lahore, Feb 14 (IANS) The Pakistan Open will return to the Asian golf circuit from March 27, following a 10-year hiatus, officials announced on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Golf
Trump ex-aide Manafort lied to prosecutors: Judge
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former election campaign chairman Paul Manafort breached his plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller by "intentionally" lying to prosecutors in the Russia probe, a federal judge has ruled.
2019-02-14
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kerala tourism revenue crosses Rs 36K cr
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 14 (IANS) Tourism in Kerala collected record revenue last year touching Rs 36,528.01 crore. There was an increase of Rs 2,874.33 crore in 2018 compared to 2017.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Modi government has made Governors BJP General Secretaries: Stalin
Chennai, Feb 14 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Thursday said the Modi government was converting Governors as BJP General Secretaries and extended his support to Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy who is protesting outside Lt Governor Kiran Bedi's residence.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Gerardo Martino hints at new faces in Mexico squad
Mexico City, Feb 14 (IANS) Mexico coach Gerardo Martino suggested that reputations will count for nothing when he picks his first squad for international friendlies against Chile and Paraguay next month.
2019-02-14
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Bradley Cooper wins award for directing his dog
Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) Actor-director Bradley Cooper has won the 'Oscat award from animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for directing his dog in "A Star Is Born".
2019-02-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Things better for superhero films, but so much more to be done: Samuel L. Jackson
Singapore, Feb 14 (IANS) Superhero entertainers or the likes of intergalactic narratives have been integral to actor Samuel L. Jackson's filmography. He says the progress has been positive, but the possibilities have only been scratched at the surface yet.
2019-02-14
Category: International, Singapore,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Hollywood,National
Reliance Entertainment appoints Rohit Chopra as its General Counsel
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Anil D. Ambani-owned Reliance Entertainment on Thursday announced the appointment of Rohit Chopra as its General Counsel.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Spurs punish Dortmund 3-0 in Champions League
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur got the job done in the first leg of the Champions League knockout stage tie against Borussia Dortmund, winning 3-0 to take a giant step toward the quarterfinals.
2019-02-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
5 killed in UP road accident
Lucknow, Feb 14 (IANS) Five persons, including a two-year-old, were killed when a car rammed into a stationary truck parked on the road side in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli district on Thursday, police said.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maggie Smith to return to stage after 12 years
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Veteran actress Maggie Smith is all set to return to theatre after a long gap of 12 years.
2019-02-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bollywood actors get snared by the web world
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) With no box office pressure and the lines between web series and feature films blurring, Bollywood actors like Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Rampal and Kunal Kemmu are more than thrilled to get a taste of the "interesting space" -- the digital world -- that is "breaking different geographical and time barriers".
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Novel software may help detect heart diseases: Study
Dubai, Feb 14 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new software that could spot potentially lethal heart diseases and may lead to improvements in prevention and treatment, says a new study.
2019-02-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Technology
Real Madrid beat Ajax 2-1 in Champions League
Amsterdam, Feb 14 (IANS) Real Madrid, chasing a fourth consecutive Champions League title, needed a goal in the final minutes to pull out a 2-1 win against Ajax in the first leg of the round-of-16 tie.
2019-02-14
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
RGV releases trailer of controversial movie on NTR
Hyderabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma on Thursday released the trailer of "Lakshmi's NTR", a film on the life of actor-turned-politician N.T. Rama Rao, which has triggered a controversy in Andhra Pradesh ahead of the elections.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Four shot in Italy football brawl
Rome, Feb 14 (IANS) Four people were shot and seriously injured in a brawl between fans of Lazio and Sevilla in downtown Rome where the two squads will face off on Thursday in the first of two round-of-32 UEFA Europa League playoff matches.
2019-02-14
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Football
LTI to acquire Germany-based Nielsen+Partner
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI), the IT services arm of engineering and construction conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Ltd., on Thursday said it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Germany-based IT consulting firm Nielsen+Partner for an undisclosed amount.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Can plastic chemical affect ovarian function?
New York, Feb 14 (IANS) Eating canned foods during pregnancy can expose your baby to the industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), which can later affect their reproductive health, warns a study.
2019-02-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cardi B returns to Instagram
Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B is back on Instagram after deleting her account.
2019-02-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Kangana Ranaut to make a film on her life
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut is making a film on her life, and she says her story from rags to riches will make for a great cinematic experience.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Karnataka Assembly adjourned amid BJP protest
Bengaluru, Feb 14 (IANS) Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar adjourned the House till 3 p.m. on Thursday amid protests by BJP legislators against the attack on its MLA's residence in Hassan.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sao Paulo out of Copa Libertadores after goalless draw at home to Talleres
Sao Paulo, Feb 14 (IANS) Talleres delivered the first major upset of this year's Copa Libertadores by eliminating Sao Paulo after to a 0-0 draw in their second round, second leg match at the Morumbi Stadium.
2019-02-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Maoist killed in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Feb 14 (IANS) A Maoist was killed in a gun battle with security forces on Thursday, said police, who recovered a German rifle, live cartridges and mobile phones on him.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US charges former Air Force officer with spying for Iran
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) The US has charged a former Air Force officer with spying for Iran in an operation that targeted her fellow officers, according to an indictment unsealed in a federal court.
2019-02-14
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Centre won't procure Chhattisgarh's entire rice produce due to its higher MSP
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Congress party's electoral promise to raise the procurement rate of paddy at Rs 2,500 per quintal in Chhattisgarh is set to put an additional burden on the state treasury. This is because the Centre has refused to procure the entire produce from the state citing violation of the prescribed norms as the state has set a higher procurement price.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Instagram to fix bug altering follower counts by Friday
San Francisco, Feb 14 (IANS) A bug on Instagram that has been altering follower counts of users would be taken care of latest by Friday, Instagram announced in a tweet on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
India's January WPI eases to 2.76%
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices eased to 2.76 per cent in January from 3.02 per cent reported for the corresponding month of 2018, official data showed on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian shooters will shine at World Cup: Apurvi Chandela (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Expressing confidence ahead of the 2019 shooting World Cup, to be held at the Dr Karni Singh shooting range here from February 20, Commonwealth Games 2014 gold medallist Apurvi Chandela hopes the prestigious event will fetch India a number of Olympic quotas.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IANS Life,Other Sports
I don't mind playing a fat girl: Khushboo Shroff
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Actress Khushboo Shroff has no qualms about playing a "fat girl" on screen, but is against working on "mindless things like showing fat people in a funny and useless context".
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Under the gun, China, US begin trade talks
Beijing, Feb 14 (IANS) US and Chinese officials on Thursday began a two-day meet here to sort out their trade differences as the March 1 deadline for the truce in their festering trade war draws near.
2019-02-14
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Anupam meets 'fantastic actors' Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell
Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) Veteran Indian actor Anupam Kher met Hollywood stars Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell and described it as a "beautiful encounter".
2019-02-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AAP calls SC verdict 'unfortunate'
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday said the decision of the Supreme Court over the issue of transfer and posting of Delhi government officers is "unfortunate".
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics