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Mumbai richest Indian city with $820 bn wealth: Report
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Mumbai is the richest Indian city with a total wealth of $820 billion, a report has said.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
India asks US to take 'strongest' action to stop attacks
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday asked US to condemn the killing of Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla and take astrongest' action to prevent such attacks.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Bihar IAS officers protest colleague's arrest
Patna, Feb 26 (IANS) Bihar's IAS Association members on Sunday protested against arrest of their senior colleague Sudhir Kumar in connection with question paper leak of Bihar Staff Selection Commission last week.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Army paper leak: Students were answering papers in a Goa bar
Panaji, Feb 26 (IANS) Three of the 18 persons arrested from across Goa and Maharashtra in connection with the army exam paper leak were picked up from a bar in North Goa's Anjuna village, police said on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha withdrew tax sops to refinery due to BJP win: Minister
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) The politics over withdrawal of tax sops to IOCL's Paradip refinery got shriller as Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said BJP's surge in panchayat elections in Odisha was the reason behind the move.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HIL: Kalinga beat Mumbai to clinch maiden title, UP Wizards finish third (Roundup)
Chandigarh, Feb 26 (IANS) Captain Moritz Furste's penalty corner brace powered Kalinga Lancers past Dabang Mumbai 4-1 in the final to clinch their maiden title in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
I-League: Churchill thrash DSK, Mumbai hold Minerva
Fatorda (Goa), Feb 26 (IANS) Churchill Brothers thrashed DSK Shivajians 3-0 in an exciting clash of the I-League football tournament at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Mumbai's Fuchs gets Player of the Tournament award in HIL
Chandigarh, Feb 26 (IANS) Dabang Mumbai skipper Florian Fuchs was named Player of the Tournament of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) here on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Churchill thrash DSK in I-League tie
Fatorda (Goa), Feb 26 (IANS) Churchill Brothers thrashed DSK Shivajians 3-0 in their I-League match at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Hockey
Odisha withdrew tax sops to IOCL Paradip refinery: Oil Minister
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) The politics over withdrawal of tax sops to IOCL's Paradip refinery got shriller as Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said BJP's surge in panchayat elections in Odisha was the reason behind the move.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kerala saves Rs 300 cr as schools switch to open software
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) The Kerala government has made a saving of Rs 300 crore through introduction and adoption of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) in the school education sector, said a state government official on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Kalinga beat Mumbai to clinch maiden HIL title
Chandigarh, Feb 26 (IANS) Captain Moritz Furste's penalty corner brace powered Kalinga Lancers past Dabang Mumbai 4-1 in the final to clinch their maiden title in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
9 bank unions call for strike on Tuesday
Chennai, Feb 26 (IANS) The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), an umbrella body of nine unions in the sector, has called a one-day strike on February 28 to protest the government's "anti-people banking reforms" as well as to demand compensation for employees for extra work done on account of demonetisation.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Afghan Taliban Governor killed in drone attack
Kabul, Feb 26 (IANS) A Taliban Governor for the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, along with two of his men, was killed in a drone attack on Sunday, provincial Governor Assadullah Omarkhil said.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Syrian Army captures key town from IS in Aleppo
Damascus, Feb 26 (IANS) The Syrian Army captured a key town in the northern countryside of Aleppo province on Sunday, following battles with the Islamic State.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Nine killed in boat accident off TN's Tuticorin
Chennai Feb 26 (IANS) Nine persons, including several children, were drowned and several others injured when a boat capsized in the sea off Manapadu in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin district on Sunday, said officials.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kalinga beat Mumbai to clinch maiden HIL title
Chandigarh, Feb 26 (IANS) Kalinga Lancers prevailed over Dabang Mumbai 4-1 in the final to clinch their maiden title in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Bengal nursing home owners held after suicide of patient's father
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Four persons including the owners of a private nursing home were arrested on Sunday for allegedly inflating a patient's medical bill and abetting suicide of his father, police said.
2017-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Delhi to send 200 teachers on 'exposure trips'
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Delhi government on Sunday announced it will send 200 of its teachers on "exposure trips" to leading educational institutions in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Jaipur and Ahmedabad.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Pleasant Sunday in Delhi, cloudy Monday likely
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The national capital experienced a pleasant day on Sunday with the maximum temperature settling at 27.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the Met office said. It has forecast a cloudy Monday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Absconding criminal held in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) An interstate criminal absconding for two years and wanted in nine cases of attempt to murder, robbery, and extortion has been arrested, Delhi Police said on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha panchayat poll results: BJD on top; BJP makes gains
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) Even though the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) retained the top position in the recently concluded panchayat polls in Odisha, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken a giant stride forward, while the faction-ridden Congress party got decimated.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
'Mention public investment in infrastructure in National Steel Policy'
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) The National Steel Policy 2017 must make a special mention of the need of public investments in the steel intensive infrastructure sector to pull up domestic demand up, says an expert.
2017-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Hospitals should not become centre of exploitation: Bengal Governor
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) In wake of the latest allegations of "unethical money making" and "negligence" against private hospitals in the state, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Sunday said they should not be turned into a centre of exploitation of common people.
2017-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Class 10 student commits suicide
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A Class 10 student committed suicide by jumping off a multi-storey building here on Sunday, police said.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gujarat ATS arrests two home-grown suspected terrorists
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The Anti-Terrorists Squad of Gujarat Police on Sunday said it had arrested two brothers who, it claimed, were home-grown terrorists believed to be working for Pakistan's ISI.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dhoni blasts ton as Jharkhand vanquish Chhattisgarh
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni blasted a century as Jharkhand defeated Chhattisgarh by 78 runs in a Group D match of the Vijay Hazare cricket tournament here on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Kejriwal announces Rs 1 crore for firemen's kin
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday met the family of one of the firemen who died while dousing a fire here and announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Girl student arrested for molesting minor
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A girl student of Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya here has been arrested for allegedly molesting a seven-year-old minor girl in the school premises, police said on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Espanyol defeat Osasuna 3-0 in La Liga
Barcelona, Feb 26 (IANS) Espanyol defeated Osasuna 3-0 in a La Liga football match at the Cornella-El Prat stadium here on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Govinda to go live on TV
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor Govinda will go live on the small screen through live voting-led singing TV show "Rising Star".
2017-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
HSBC being probed for abetting tax evasion in India, elsewhere
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Tax authorities in India and other countries are probing HSBC Bank, including its Swiss and Dubai offices, for allegedly abetting tax evasion by four Indians and their families, the multinational lender has disclosed.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre frames infrastructure policy to check challenges of urbanisation
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) To address the emerging urbanisation challenges, the government has come out with an infrastructure policy to promote living close to mass public transport corridors like metro, monorail and bus rapid transit, an official statement said on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
17 killed in Meghalaya accident
Shillong, Feb 26 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and 62 others critically injured on Sunday when a truck they were travelling in rammed into the concrete barricade along a road in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district, police said.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SpiceJet to launch Kolkata-Dhaka service from March 23
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Low budget airlines SpiceJet on Sunday announced that it would launch a direct service on the Kolkata-Dhaka-Kolkata sector from March 23.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Venkaiah Naidu asks US to condemn Indian techie's killing
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday asked US President and people to come out openly and condemn the killing of Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla, saying such racist attacks are not good for the US and the world.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Gurdas Maan praises talent of 'The Voice India...' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Punjabi singer-actor Gurdas Maan was in awe of the talent of the contestants of singing reality show "The Voice India Season 2", and feels they are blessed.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vir Das garners four mn followers on Twitter (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor-comedian Vir Das's Twitter account touched the four million-mark of followers on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mazzilli's late goal gives UP Wizards bronze medal in HIL
Chandigarh, Feb 26 (IANS) Agustin Mazzilli's late strike helped Uttar Pradesh Wizards beat Delhi Waveriders 5-4 in the bronze medal match of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Indians disappoint at shooting World Cup
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Sanjeev Rajput finished fifth in the mens 50m Rifle 3 Positions event on a disappointing day for Indians at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup here on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Meghalaya's most wanted militant Norrok killed
Shillong, Feb 26 (IANS) Meghalaya's Special Force-10 (SF-10) commandos have shot dead a militant leader, wanted in killings of two Meghalaya jail officials and seven Assam tribesmen, a police official said on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Modi hails ISRO's achivements, interceptor missile success (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday heaped praise on Indian scientists for launching 104 satellites into space in one go and for carrying out test of Ballistic Interceptor Missile.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
'Coming Back' is catchy, edgy: Vikas Verma
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor Vikas Verma says the script of his upcoming film "Coming Back", which also stars Arbaaz Khan, is very catchy and edgy.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Fire at warehouse, film city in Bengal, no injuries
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) A wood repository was gutted in fire here on Sunday afternoon while a blaze broke out at the film city in West Midnapore too, a fire official said. No casualties were reported in either incident.
2017-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Bandra residents have penchant for ordering healthy dishes: Survey
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) People in Bandra favour healthy dishes when ordering food, reveals a survey.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
HP announces new 2-in-1 detachable device at MWC 2017
Barcelona, Feb 26 (IANS) Targetting today's mobile professionals who want a stylish device that is easy to use, HP Inc on Sunday announced a dynamic new commercial 2-in-1 detachable laptop at Mobile World Congress 2017 here.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Spain,Technology,Business/Economy
Hansal Mehta looks back at 'Aligarh' journey (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) As his film "Aligarh" on Sunday clocked one year since its release, filmmaker Hansal Mehta says he is overwhelmed with all the love that the film got.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BYPL deploys smart power monitoring system in Delhi locality
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL), one of the three electricity distribution companies (discoms) in Delhi, on Sunday deployed an advanced Distribution Management System (DMS) in the Mayur Vihar area of the capital as part of efforts to automate the entire process of electricity management, the company said.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Over 2,000 musicians perform for deities' gathering in Himachal
Mandi, Feb 26 (IANS) In a record of sorts for this Himachal Pradesh town, on Sunday over 2,000 musicians played the traditional 'bajantri' at the same point of time, an official said.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Fire tenders battle blaze at newspaper office
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Twenty-five fire tenders on Sunday battled a major fire at the Times of India building here, officials said.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Louis Tomlinson's solo pressure
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Former One Direction band member Louis Tomlinson says he felt the pressure while releasing his first solo single.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Katie Price to open beauty salon
London, Feb 26 (IANS) English TV personality and model Katie Price is set to launch her own salon.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
There's 'alliance of subversion' on Indian campuses: Jaitley
London/New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said there is an "alliance of subversion" on certain Indian campuses and that the ultra-Left and separatists are speaking the same language.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Education
No one should instruct adults what to watch: Motwane
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane, who has often locked horns with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), says no one should instruct an adult what to watch.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chandrababu Naidu's son Lokesh set to become minister
Vijayawada, Feb 26 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's son N. Lokesh appears set to be inducted in the state cabinet as the TDP politburo Sunday recommended his nomination to the state legislative council.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Routine win for Juventus, Atalanta stun wasteful Napoli in Serie A
Rome, Feb 26 (IANS) Serie A leaders Juventus took their lead to 10 points provisionally following their 2-0 win over Empoli in Turin, while third-placed Napoli bowed to a fast-rising Atalanta at home in the Italian football league.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Keralite IS militant killed in Afghanistan drone attack
Kasaragod (Kerala), Feb 26 (IANS) Hafeesudin, one of the 21 Keralites reported to have joined the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan, has been killed in a drone attack, his relative said on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Tagged Olive Ridley turtles return to Odisha for nesting
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) Endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles, which were tagged for the purpose of studying their migration pattern, have returned for mass nesting to the Odisha coast.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Three held for looting Amazon consignment
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Three men have been arrested for looting goods worth Rs 18 lakh of online shopping portal Amazon in suburban Gurugram, a senior police officer said on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Green Lantern to appear in 'Justice League'
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Superhero Green Latern will feature in the upcoming film "Justice League".
2017-02-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Does reading maps make you nervous? Blame your genes
London, Feb 26 (IANS) If the very thought of spatial and mathematical tasks, such as reading a map or solving a geometry problem, makes you nervous, it could be partly due to your genes, suggests a new research.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
Vitamin in milk could prevent pain caused by chemotherapy
New York, Feb 26 (IANS) A vitamin found in milk may be useful for treating or preventing nerve pain caused by chemotherapy drugs, says a study.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Golfer Sodhi qualifies for National finals
Jaipur, Feb 26 (IANS) Golfer Tejinder Singh Sodhi qualified for the National finals with a net score of 70.8 at the 17th annual Mercedes Trophy golf tournament here on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Golf
Over 3,500 crimes against refugees registered in Germany
Berlin, Feb 26 (IANS) Law enforcement officials in Germany registered 3,533 attacks on refugees and asylum-seekers in 2016, which resulted in 560 people, including 43 children, being injured, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Germany,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tendulkar backs Indian team despite humiliating loss to Australia
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday backed the Indian team who were beaten by Australia by 333 runs in the first cricket Test of the four-match series at Pune.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Each Indian should teach 125 others BHIM payment app: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Declaring digital payments will help fight corruption and proliferation of black money, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said each citizen should teach 125 persons how to use the BHIM digital payment app.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Gopi, Monika win in IDBI New Delhi Marathon
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) T. Gopi and Monika Athare won the second edition of IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon here on Sunday in Delhi, finishing in 2:15:37 hours and 2:39:08 hours, respectively.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Bengal youth killed for protesting against eve-teasing
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) A young man was hacked to death for confronting a group that was hurling sexual abuses at some women performers in West Bengal, the state police said on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jamie Dornan never wanted fame
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor Jamie Dornan, who rose to fame with the film franchise "Fifty Shades of Grey", says he never wanted to be famous.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Aamir Khan features as 'proud dad' in campaign
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan, who has two sons and a daughter, is happy to feature in a TV campaign which is a tribute to "proud dads and their daughters".
2017-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
20 years on, Winter Asiad shows winter games for elite
Sapporo (Japan), Feb 26 (IANS) The Asian Winter Games in Sapporo didn't welcome a new medal winner country until the penultimate day of the week-long event. Two decades after it was launched in Sapporo, the Asian version of the Winter Olympics remains dominated by an elite club of a few countries.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Karan Johar plays down Kangana's nepotism remarks
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says actress Kangana Ranaut's remarks about him promoting nepotism in the film industry doesn't hold true for him, adding that she made "sweeping statements" to make an impact.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kenya's Kipsang wins Tokyo Marathon, misses world record
Tokyo, Feb 26 (IANS) Kenya's Wilson Kipsang won the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, missing out on the world record but securing the fastest time so far on a Japanese course.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
George Clooney happiest he's ever been
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker George Clooney, who is going to be a father soon, is "happier" than he has "ever been", says his friend Grégory Lentz.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
1.84 crore to vote in 51 UP constituencies on Feb 27
Lucknow, Feb 26 (IANS) Over 1.84 crore voters will on Monday exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 617 candidates in 51 constituencies during the fifth phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
42 abducted Afghan civilians freed
Kabul, Feb 26 (IANS) Forty-two Afghan civilians abducted by Islamic State (IS) militants in Nangarhar province have been released after mediation by local authorities and tribal elders, an official said on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Kidnapped Kerala actress, family under duress, says BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) The family members of the Malayalam actress who was kidnapped are under tremendous pressure from some quarters, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Kerala said on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Neanderthal DNA influences our height, schizophrenia risk: Study
New York, Feb 26 (IANS) Although the last Neanderthal died tens of thousands years ago, their DNA sequences still influence how genes are turned on or off in modern humans, and their effects can contribute to traits such as height and susceptibility to schizophrenia or lupus, says a study.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Record-breaking PSLV mission has a downside: Ex-ISRO chief
Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) Buried in the flood of congratulatory messages that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) received after its recent space feat is one discordant note raising some concern.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech
Kiwis women beat Australia in first ODI
Auckland, Feb 26 (IANS) Amy Satterthwaite scored an unbeaten century as the New Zealand women's cricket team defeated the Australian team by five wickets in the opening match of the Rose Bowl Series at the Eden Park Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Not going to Oscars at all, says Mick Jagger
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Legendary English singer Mick Jagger says he will not attend the 89th Academy Awards, let alone go to the gala with Indian actress Priyanka Chopra.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Microsoft launches cyber security centre in Mexico
Mexico City, Feb 26 (IANS) To support government efforts against cyber crime while also helping companies and citizens to be more secure, Microsoft has announced the launch of a cyber security centre in Mexico.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Mexico,Technology,Business/Economy
Campus politics hurting academic freedom?
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The violent clashes between the right-wing ABVP and the Left-leaning student groups at Delhi University's Ramjas College are just a reminder of campuses turning into political battlegrounds, or are they also reflective of the premier educational institutions losing their academic freedom?
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
SRK denies he refused to work with Kangana
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has denied reports that he didn't want to work with actress Kangana Ranaut in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Smith retains top spot in ICC rankings
Dubai, Feb 26 (IANS) Australia captain Steve Smith has consolidated his position at the top of the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following his outstanding batting effort in the opening Test against India.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Tropex naval exercise with IAF, Army ends
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A month-long naval exercise put to test the combat readiness of the Navy, the IAF and the Army with over 45 ships and 70 aircraft taking part, it was announced on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
India making efforts to be clean: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Every citizen is making efforts towards a clean India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Need to give women more importance: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) There is a need to give more importance to women with increased awareness and sensitivity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
India is proud of ISRO's achievements: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday heaped praises on the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and said the country is proud of the space agency's achievements.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech
Alive to situation post merger of SBI associate banks: AIBEA
Chennai, Feb 26 (IANS) The merger of five associates of the State Bank of India not only has financial implications for the acquirer but it also positively and negatively impacts the staff unions, a top leader of the All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) said.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Paris Mayor responds to Trump
Paris, Feb 26 (IANS) Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has hit back at US President Donald Trump's remarks about the French capital's loss of appeal due to terror attacks, a media report said on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: International, France,Politics,Terrorism
Can't tolerate bullying: Kangana Ranaut
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) She was mocked for her accent and dress sense when she joined Bollywood and has often found herself in troubled waters for her outspoken nature. Actress Kangana Ranaut says she welcomes constructive criticism with open arms, but bullying is something she cannot tolerate.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
16 killed in Meghalaya accident
Shillong, Feb 26 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed on Sunday when a truck they were in rammed into the concrete barricade of a road in Meghalayas West Khasi Hills district, police said.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brain scans to predict if kid is at drug abuse risk
San Francisco, Feb 26 (IANS) Scientists have found a better way to predict what personality traits might indicate that a kid is at risk for drug or alcohol abuse.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
Pakistan, Afghanistan in talks over terror
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Pakistan and Afghanistan are negotiating a mechanism to address concerns over terrorism, a media report said on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Monaco beat Guingamp in French Ligue 1 tie
Paris, Feb 26 (IANS) Brazilian international Fabinho scored from the penalty spot as French Ligue 1 leaders Monaco edged out Guingamp 2-1 in an away fixture, extending their lead to three points.
2017-02-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
IIT - Kgp team develops prototype to protect IoT devices
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Scientists at the Indian Institute Of Technology - Kharagpur (IIT - Kgp) have designed 'Physically Unclonable Functions' (PUF) which are fingerprint generator circuits that can protect Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure from manipulation.
2017-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Education
Will mix of nostalgia and tech help iconic Nokia 3310 make a comeback? (Tech Trend)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Born in the year 2000, it had a dark blue body, emitted a deep green light from its tiny screen, and housed a charming game called "Snake". And an entire generation grew up loving the iconic Nokia 3310.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Pakistan Army asks public to report suspicious activity
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The Pakistan Army on Sunday called upon the general public to report "suspicious" militant activity "regarding terrorists" on helplines which were set up in December 2014 following the Army Public School attack.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rescued rare tortoises go on show for first time in Britain
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Four rare tortoises rescued in Hong Kong from illegal smugglers went on show for the first time in their new home at Britain's Chester Zoo.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Watching birds can improve your mental health
London, Feb 26 (IANS) If you are living in a neighbourhood surrounded by trees and shrubs, with birds chirping all the time, there are less chances for you to suffer from anxiety or stress, a new study has revealed.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Presidential Election: Joshi, Sushma among probables
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Who will be India's next President? Initial discussions in the BJP have catapulted veteran party leader Murli Manohar Joshi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj as top favourites.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bayern crush Hamburg, Leipzig edge Cologne
Munich, Feb 26 (IANS) Robert Lewandowski led the way with a hattrick as FC Bayern Munich hammered Hamburger SV 8-0 in a rather one-sided clash in the Bundesliga football championship here.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Himachal eyes profitable farming of medicinal plants
Shimla, Feb 26 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday announced that it was developing agro-techniques for making cultivation of medicinal plants profitable in the state.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Russell's Oscar nomination revoked
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences voted to rescind the sound mixing nomination for Greg P. Russell for his work on "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi".
2017-02-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Very rewarding: Taapsee on watching 'Pink' with President
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu says watching her 2016 film "Pink" with President Pranab Mukherjee here was an experience that she will never forget, and it was "very rewarding".
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Allow small shops to open all days: Assocham
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Industry chamber Assocham on Sunday urged the central government to ask states to enact laws to allow small and medium level shops to stay open all seven days.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Russian pair triumphs at 2017 DDF Tennis Championships
Dubai, Feb 26 (IANS) Russians Elena Vesnina and Ekatarina Makarova won the women's doubles final at the WTA Dubai Duty (DDF) Tennis Championships 2017 here, beating the Chinese-Croatian pair of Peng Shuai and Andrea Hlavackova 6-2, 4-6, 10-7.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Macro-data to determine equities markets' trends (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Upcoming macro-economic data points, along with global trends, are expected to determine the trajectory of the Indian equities markets during the week starting February 27.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
PM hails Indian interceptor missile success
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the test of an interceptor missile gives India a "cutting edge competency" in the area of security.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Malaysia airport declared safe from toxic nerve agent
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 26 (IANS) Malaysian police on Sunday declared as safe the Kuala Lumpur international airport, where VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Malaysia,Defence/Security
Computer bots too have fights like humans
London, Feb 26 (IANS) "Benevolent bots" that are designed to improve articles on Wikipedia -- just like humans -- have online "fights" over content that can continue for years, researchers have found.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Technology
Trump not attending White House correspondents' dinner
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has announced that he will not attend this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, a move that comes amid increasingly hostile relations between the media and his administration, a media report said.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
'Indian Army will regain the upper hand against terrorists in J&K'
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Indian Army has a major challenge in Jammu and Kashmir this year -- to bring down its casualties which saw a steep rise last year compared to previous years. Experts said that the changing tactics of the militants, which include attacks on military installations and provoking civilians during gun battles, pose new challenges.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Lowering systolic BP below 120 may prevent early death
New York, Feb 26 (IANS) Intensive treatment to lower systolic (top number) blood pressure to below 120 mm Hg can prevent 107,500 early deaths every year, according to a new study.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Over 20 injured as pickup ploughs into crowd in US
Houston, Feb 26 (IANS) More than 20 persons were injured when a pickup truck ploughed into a parade crowd in the US state of Louisiana.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fire doused near Padmanabha Swamy temple
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) Sixteen fire tenders on Sunday battled for four hours flames which at one point threatened the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple here.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Away from the fun and din, Goa celebrates an alternative Carnival
Ashwem (Goa), Feb 26 (IANS) As Panaji resounded with the din and applause of thousands of colourfully-clad, masked Carnival revellers over the weekend, another carnival, one marked by an air of organic modesty, laid out its unique, alternative spread at this beach some 30 kms north of the state capital.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
BSF trooper on LoC commits suicide
Jammu, Feb 26 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper on Sunday committed suicide at an outpost on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Also For Your Eyes Only: Other writings of 007's flamboyant creator (Column: Bookends)
His name is synonymous with the exploits of the most famous, though fictional, secret agent ever, but apart from this irresistible mixture of fantasies expertly served -- and a last-ditch demonstration of British power -- Ian Fleming had other literary skills up his sleeve. Unfortunately, he had very limited time and opportunity to exhibit them.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Opinion/Commentary
Democrats elect Tom Perez as new chairman
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Members of the Democratic National Committee elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new chairman, media reports said.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Selena Gomez in Netherlands to be with The Weeknd
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Singer-actress Selena Gomez reportedly flew all the way to the Netherlands to watch her rumoured boyfriend and singer The Weeknd perform.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Robbie Williams finds modern pop stars 'boring'
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Robbie Williams thinks modern pop stars are "boring" because they don' take drugs and diss one and other.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russia to modernize five military airfields
Moscow, Feb 26 (IANS) Russia will upgrade five military airports in the country's southwest and the Far East in the coming three years, Russian Aerospace Forces Commander Viktor Bondarev said.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security
Hollande strikes back at Trump over Paris remarks
Paris, Feb 26 (IANS) In response to unfavourable comments over Paris, French President Francois Hollande warned his American counterpart Donald Trump over showing "defiance towards an allied country", media reports said.
2017-02-26
Category: International, France,Politics,Diplomacy
Paris Hilton has no time for reality TV shows
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Socialite and former reality TV star Paris Hilton says she doesn't have time for doing reality TV shows.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
3 injured in car attack in Germany
Berlin, Feb 26 (IANS) Three people were injured in the German city of Heidelberg when an unidentified man drove a car into a pedestrian area, media reports said.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Germany,Terrorism
Amber Rose sued by strip club
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Model-actress Amber Rose is reportedly being sued by a strip club for $1 million.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
5 teens accused of terrorism appear before London court
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Five teenagers appeared before a court here accused of planning terror activities related to the Syrian conflict, according to judicial sources.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Terrorism
No bitterness with One Direction bandmates: Louis Tomlinson
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Singer Louis Tomlinson says there is no "bitterness" between him and his pop band One Direction bandmates -- Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cheryl's self-doubt struggles
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Singer Cheryl, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Liam Payne, says she struggled with self-doubt as a teenager.
2017-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Six held for gangraping woman in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Delhi Police arrested six youths in connection with gang raped with a third year student of Delhi University in Faridabad.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Body of woman found beside 'mother's skeleton'
Agra, Feb 25 (IANS) A woman, said to be mentally disturbed, was found lying dead close to a skeleton in her house here on Saturday, police said.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twins drown in washing machine
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) In a freak incident, a pair of three-year-old twins drowned in a washing machine at their home after their mother left them playing as she stepped out briefly to purchase washing power from a nearby shop on Saturday, police said.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Rangoon': A Rudderless epic rescued by an excruciating exquisitness
Film: "Rangoon"; Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj; Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan; Rating: ****(4 Stars)
2017-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I-League: East Bengal beat Bengaluru to take top spot
Bengaluru, Feb 25 (IANS) East Bengal thrashed defending champions Bengaluru FC 3-1 in an I-League encounter at the Sree Kanterava Football Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
IndianOil repairs section of Mathura-Jalandhar pipeline
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) State-run Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) on Saturday said that it has repaired and restored a section of its Mathura-Jalandhar pipeline where illegal tapping was detected.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Sunday to be vital in La Liga title race
Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS) Sunday promises to be a vital day of Spain's La Liga football title race as two games, Atletico Madrid-Barcelona and Real Madrid-Villarreal, could go a long way towards deciding who lifts the trophy at the end of the season.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Iran, Russia agree to jointly produce nuclear fuel
Tehran, Feb 25 (IANS) Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation (AEOI) said on Saturday that Russia and Iran have reached an agreement to jointly produce nuclear fuel.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Syria urges UN to condemn Homs deadly bombings
Damascus, Feb 25 (IANS) The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Saturday urged the UN Security Council to condemn the deadly suicide bombings that rocked the country's central province of Homs and killed 42 people.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Goa Governor convenes day-long assembly session on February 28
Panaji, Feb 25 (IANS) Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Saturday announced a day-long session of the state assembly to apparently avoid a constitutional crisis arising out of the outgoing house not having met for six months.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
4 terrorists killed, 600 arrested in Pakistan: Army
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Army said on Saturday that four terrorists have been killed while 600 suspects arrested during the ongoing major anti-terrorism operation.
2017-02-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Dhoni fails to finish as Jharkhand go down to Karnataka
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhonis 50-ball 43 and his 81-run partnership with Saurabh Tiwary proved a trifle short as a fighting Jharkhand went down by five runs to Karnataka in a Group D tie of the Vijay Hazare Trophy cricket championship here on Saturday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Kalinga Lancers, Dabang Mumbai in final of HIL
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) Kalinga Lancers and Dabang Mumbai gave themselves the opportunity to win the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) the first time as they overcame Uttar Pradesh Wizards 4-3 (via penalty shoot-out) and Delhi Waveriders (2-0) respectively in the semi-finals here on Saturday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Odisha registers 7.94% growth rate in 2016-17
Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 (IANS) Odisha has registered a gross state domestic product (GSDP) growth rate of 7.94 per cent in 2016-17 against the national average rate of 7.1 per cent, the state government announced on Saturday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Naidu raps Chidambaram for Kashmir remarks
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Union Minster M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday termed former Home Minister P. Chidambaram's remarks on NDA government's Kashmir policy as "highly shocking and irresponsible".
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Navy Chief to visit UAE, Oman
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian Navy chief Sunil Lanba will on Sunday begin a five day official visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman, an official release said.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Canadian PM expected to visit India this year
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to make a state visit to India later this year, India's High Commissioner-designate to Canada Vikas Swarup said here on Saturday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
'AIIMS nurse's death due to infrastructure gap'
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The AIIMS resident doctors on Saturday said "infrastructure lacunae" in the maternity operation theatre (OT) was the main reason behind a staff nurse's death during an operation.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Won't ever join politics, says Nitish Kumar's son
Patna, Feb 25 (IANS) Unlike sons and daughters of other politicians in the country, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's only son, Nishant Kumar, says he has no interest in politics and he will never take the plunge.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Police file status report against Kejriwal on 'PWD irregularities'
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Saturday submitted in court a status report about its probe into allegations of irregularities in PWD work against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Don't believe the dreams spun by Modi-Shah: Mayawati
Deoria (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 25 (IANS) BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday warned the people of Uttar Pradesh from falling for the promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, alleging that they were dreaming of harming the state after winning the elections.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
National art conclave, expo open in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 25 (IANS) A National Art Conclave-cum-Exhibition opened at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath here on Saturday where artists from across the country interacted and discussed their works.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Art/Culture/Books
Pune clashes not linked to Ramjas College controversy: CPI-M
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) A CPI-M leader on Saturday said that the clashes between activists of the party's student wing SFI and RSS-affiliated ABVP in the Savitribai Phule Pune University campus were not related to the ongoing controversy in Delhi's Ramjas College.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Education
Mumbai beat Delhi to enter HIL final for first time
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) Maiden semi-finalists Dabang Mumbai extended their sensational campaign in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) by eliminating former champions Delhi Waveriders 2-0 in a last four battle here on Saturday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Kejriwal approves 37% hike in minimum wage, calls it 'Holi gift'
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday approved around 37 per cent hike in the minimum wages and termed it a "Holi gift" for the city's labour class. It now needs to be cleared by Lt. Governor Anil Baijal.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
M.J. Akbar to visit Mali, Congo
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) To strengthen Indias bilateral relations with Mali and Congo, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar will be visiting the two countries next week, an official said on Saturday.
2017-02-26
Category: International, India,Diplomacy
Gujarat Police nab D-gang shooters
Rajkot, Feb 25 (IANS) The Gujarat Police on Saturday arrested four sharp-shooters reportedly close to the Dawood Ibrahim gang from the outskirts of Rajkot city who were allegedly on their way to eliminate a Jamnagar-based businessman.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DCW starts probe into 'manhandling' of women protesters at Ramjas
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Saturday instituted an inquiry into the alleged manhandling of women protesters by the Delhi Police personnel during Wednesday's demonstration at the Ramjas College.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Aizawl beat Chennai to lead I-League table
Aizawl, Feb 25 (IANS) Aizawl FC rode on a Brandon Vanlalremdika strike to beat Chennai City FC 1-0 here on Saturday and climb to the top of the I-League table.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
JK Tyre Himalayan Drive flagged off in Siliguri
Siliguri, Feb 25 (IANS) The fifth edition of the Biswa Bangla JK Tyre Himalayan Drive, which this time involves Nepal and Bhutan making it a tri-nation affair, was flagged off here on Saturday by Siliguri police commissioner Chiling S. Lepcha.
2017-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Motorsports
Now, scanned copy of Rs 2,000 note dispensed from UP ATM
Lucknow, Feb 25 (IANS) Days after fake notes of Rs 2,000 were dispensed from a State Bank of India TM in the national capital, an ATM in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur gave out a scanned copy of the high-denomination note, police said on Saturday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
I-League: Churchill brace for DSK test (Preview)
Fatorda (Goa), Feb 25 (IANS) After a winless run that has stretched to not less than five games, the onus will be on Churchill Brothers FC to put DSK Shivajians to the test as the two lock horns in an I-League fixture at the Fatorda Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Indians were a little careless, says Gavaskar after 333-run loss
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) After the massive 333-run defeat to Australia within three days of the opening Test here, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday termed the Indian cricket team's approach as "careless".
2017-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Weeklong Shivratri festivities begin in Himachal
Mandi, Feb 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday inaugurated the weeklong International Shivratri Mandi Fair in this town popularly known as "Chhoti Kashi".
2017-02-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion
Coal India subsidiary to buy back shares worth Rs 1,244 cr
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Coal India Ltd on Saturday said its wholly-owned subsidiary Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL) has approved buyback of 76,356 fully paid equity shares for an aggregate amount not exceeding Rs 1,244 crore.
2017-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Haryana names college, Rs 50 lakh grant for killed Major
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced that a government college in the state would be named after Major Satish Dahiya, killed while fighting with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district earlier this month.
2017-02-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Terror suspect arrested in Bihar
Patna/Ranchi, Feb 25 (IANS) A man suspected to be involved in the 2002 terror attack on the American Centre in Kolkata has been arrested in Bihar's Gaya district, police said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Mumbai beat defending champs Gujarat
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Half-centuries by Aditya Tare and Siddhesh Lad coupled with an excellent bowling performance enable Mumbai to defeat defending champions Gujarat by 98 runs in a Group C match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Slain techie's wife seeks answers from US government (Roundup)
Washington/Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) The wife of slain Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla has publicly sought answers to what she perceived was a spread in American hate crimes as mourners held a vigil at a local church for the victims of the bar shooting in which her husband died.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Don't believe the dreams spun by Modi-Shah: Mayawati
Deoria (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 25 (IANS) BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday warning the people of Uttar Pradesh from falling for their promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah as they were dreaming of harming the state after winning the elections.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Congress, BJP cry foul over Kerala CM's remark on actress kidnap case
Kochi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Congress and the BJP on Saturday slammed Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who contended that there was no conspiracy behind the kidnapping of a popular Kerala actress that took place last week.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nitish demands national debate on Ganga
Patna, Feb 25 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday stressed on the need for a national debate for a clean and pollution-free Ganga river.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Campaigning for fifth phase of UP elections ends
Lucknow, Feb 25 (IANS) Campaigning for the fifth phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh drew to a close on Saturday evening. Polling for 51 seats across 11 districts will be held on February 27, in which 1.84 crore voters will cast their votes including 96 lakh women.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Court strikes down serious charges against 'Freedom 251' firm MD
Ghaziabad, Feb 25 (IANS) A court here struck down grave sections of forgery and criminal conspiracy imposed by the Ghaziabad police on Ringing Bells MD Mohit Goel, while maintaining the charges of cheating and criminal breach of trust as it extended his judicial custody by 14 days.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
64 Indian exporters to participate in Gulf Food 2017 festival
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) As many as 64 Indian exporters will showcase their agricultural and processed food products at Gulf Food 2017 festival, which starts in Dubai on Sunday and goes on till March 2, an official statement said.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
India poised to be more open, less protectionist: Jaitley
London/New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that India aspires to be a more open economy and stay away from protectionism.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Bengal questions Apollo hospital for refusal to release patient over bills
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Saturday summoned authorities of a city based private hospital for allegedly having refused to release a patient over money and even taking possession of his fixed deposit certificates.
2017-02-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Nitish opposes Centre's inland waterways project on Ganga
Patna, Feb 25 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday publicly announced that he and his government are against the central government's proposed Allahabad-Haldia national inland waterways project on the river Ganga via the state.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gebrselassie, Sachin to flag off Sunday's IDBI marathon (Preview)
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Two time Olympics medallist Haile Gebrselassie from Ethiopia and Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar will flag off all the four races of the second IDBI Federal Life Insurance marathon from the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Taapsee Pannu to sponsor 'Pink' inspired cafe
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu got impressed how a bunch of six young girls from a small town near Karnataka's Mangalore district thought of starting an eatery joint after watching 2016 film "Pink". Taapsee will now sponsor the eatery, which has been named Pink Cafe.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SIO demands probe into Najeeb's disappearance
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) on Saturday demanded a judicial probe into the disappearance of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Education
Was taken aback: Param Singh on slapping Niti Taylor in 'Ghulaam'
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) TV actor Param Singh had to slap his co-star Niti Taylor for a scene in TV show "Ghulaam". He says he was taken aback when he got to know about this.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Women Writers' Festival concludes
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The first edition of Women Writers Festival brought together discussions on some significant issues around women under one roof here.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
HIL: Goalkeeper Charter takes Kalinga to second successive final
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) Andrew Charter put up a superb show under the bar to guide Kalinga Lancers to their second consecutive final of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) as they prevailed over Uttar Pradesh Wizards 4-3 (4-4) via penalty shoot-out at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Indians disappoint on 2nd day of Shooting World Cup
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian shooters failed to yield any medals despite reaching the finals of two events on the second day of the ongoing World Cup even as China continued to dominate the medal tally winning three golds and two silver at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Smith, O'Keefe power Australia to victory (Intro Roundup)
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) Inspired by an all-round effort, Australia ended India's 19-match record unbeaten streak after thrashing the hosts by a mammoth 333 runs within three days of the opening Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Defence Security Corps celebrates 70th Raising Day
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Defence Security Corps (DSC), responsible for providing security to sensitive defence and civil installations, on Saturday celebrated its 70th Raising Day, said an official.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Terror suspect arrested in Bihar
Patna, Feb 25 (IANS) A man suspected to be involved in the 2002 terror attack on the American Centre in Kolkata has been arrested in Bihar's Gaya district, police said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
White House escalates war on 'anti-Trump' media (Roundup)
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) The White House ramped up its war against the press by barring multiple "anti-Trump" media outlets -- The New York Times, CNN, The Los Angeles Times, BBC, BuzzFeed News, Politico, The Huffington Post and The Guardian -- from a briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Nandita Das an able director: Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who will be seen portraying Saadat Hasan Manto in filmmaker Nandita Das' film "Manto", says he is quite excited to work with her as she is an "able director".
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,Bollywood
Slain techie's body to reach Hyderabad on Monday
Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) The body of Hyderabad engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in the US in what appears to be a hate crime, will arrive here on Monday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Sheila Dikshit clarifies on 'immature' Rahul remark
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, in a U-turn on her earlier remark that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi was "still not mature", has clarified that he has "the sensitivity of a mature leader".
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kejriwal calls Delhi Police 'agent' of BJP over Ramjas violence
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday slammed Delhi Police for showing alleged laxity in handling the clashes at Delhi University's Ramjas College and alleged that the police force has turned into an "agent" of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Wish to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali: Amaan Ali Bangash
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Sarod player Amaan Ali Bangash says Bollywood is too commercial to find a room for Indian classical music. He also wishes to work with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
DU student, who lost father in Kargil war, challenges ABVP
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) A Delhi University student and daughter of an army Captain who died in the Kargil war has launched a social media campaign against the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad - #StudentsAgainstABVP - that has gone viral on social media in the wake of the violence in Ramjas College.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education,Human Interest/Society
India should be unhappy at the manner of losing Test (Column: Just Sport)
Sometimes the figures tell it all, and Indias massive loss to Australia in the first of the four-Test series in Pune certainly reveal so.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Harbhajan takes a jibe at Pune track post India's 333-run loss
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who predicted a 4-0 verdict in favour of India in the run-up to the four-match Test rubber against Australia, on Saturday blamed the pitch for the home team's 333-run loss in the opening match at the Maharastra Cricket Association Stadium here.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Kejriwal seeks bank accounts details of Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday approached the Delhi High Court seeking back account details of of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and his family members from 1999 to 2015.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Naidu raps Chidambaram for Kashmir remarks
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Union Minster M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday termed former Home Minister P. Chidambaram's remarks on NDA government's Kashmir policy as "highly shocking and irresponsible".
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Ranieri laments being sacked as Leicester manager
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Veteran football manager Claudio Ranieri has lamented that his dream of staying with Leicester City died after the reigning English Premier League (EPL) champions sacked him earlier this week.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UK Labour Party to extend support for Sri Lankan Tamils
Colombo, Feb 25 (IANS) Britains Labour Party is to reaffirm its strongest possible support for the Sri Lankan Tamils at a Parliamentary event next week, a media report said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Iraqi Shia militia recapture villages in west Mosul
Baghdad, Feb 25 (IANS) Iraqi Shia militias on Saturday recaptured four villages from the Islamic State (IS) terror group and killed 35 of its members in western Mosul.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Greek police detonate explosive device in Athens
Athens, Feb 25 (IANS) Greek police on Saturday detonated an explosive device placed near a police station in Athens.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Greece,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NASA's lost balloon recovered from Antarctica
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Scientists have recovered a lost football-field-sized balloon with a telescope hanging beneath it from Antarctica after a year of its flight.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Suspect in Kim's killing was 'paid $90 for baby oil prank'
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 25 (IANS) The Indonesian woman suspect in the murder of Kim Jong-nam said she was "hired" by two men to carry out a "prank" on the North Korean and was paid 400 Malaysian ringgits ($90) for it.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Malaysia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jats to observe 'Black Day' on Sunday
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) Even as their protest completed 28 days on Saturday, the Jat community has decided to observe 'Black Day' on February 26 (Sunday).
2017-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Priyanka Chopra to attend 2017 Oscars
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra announced on social media that she will be attending the 89th Academy Awards, which will take place on Sunday night here.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Hollande asks Trump not to disparage Paris
Paris, Feb 25 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande on Saturday asked his US counterpart Donald Trump not to disparage Paris, following the latter's remarks about the French capital's loss of appeal due to terrorist attacks.
2017-02-25
Category: International, France,Politics
Saudi foreign minister in Baghdad on official visit
Baghdad, Feb 25 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister on Saturday arrived in Baghdad on an official visit, a first since 2003, Iraqi authorities said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Iraq,Diplomacy
BSF hands over Pakistani border-crosser
Amritsar, Feb 25 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has handed over a Pakistani national who had crossed into the Indian territory inadvertently, officials said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Case registered against Agra SP candidate
Agra, Feb 25 (IANS) A case was registered on Saturday against Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate Atul Garg, from Agra North assembly constituency, at the instance of the Election Commission which took suo moto cognizance of his statement in a TV sting operation.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
10-nation ECO summit to focus on connectivity: Aziz
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) The 13th edition of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) summit, an inter-governmental regional grouping of 10 countries to be held in Islamabad on March 1, will focus on regional connectivity, Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Equities indices extend bull run on global cues, strong rupee (Market Review)
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Key Indian equities indices continued their bull run for the fifth straight week to gain over a per cent each, as positive corporate news and US Fed's plans of a gradual rate hike enhanced investors' risk-taking appetite.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jodie Foster leads anti-Trump protest
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Jodie Foster was among the "United Voices" that spoke up against US President Donald Trump at United Talent Agencys (UTA) rally outside its Beverly Hills office here.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ajmer Dargah blast case verdict likely on March 8
Jaipur, Feb 25 (IANS) A local court on Saturday announced it is likely to give its verdict in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah bomb blast case now on March 8.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Terrorism
Smith overwhelmed to end Australia's 13-year wait
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) Despite being rated lowly in the run-up to the first cricket Test against India, Australia skipper Steve Smith, whose defiant ton helped the visitors thrash the hosts by 333 runs and end their 19-match unbeaten run, is overwhelmed to register their first win in the sub-continent after a gap of 13 long years.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Thiem cruises into semis of Rio Open
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 25 (IANS) Second-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem cruised into the semi-finals of the Rio Open tennis championships with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Argentina's Diego Schwartzman.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Tennis
Shifting from modelling to acting was natural choice: Freddy Daruwala
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Model-turned-actor Freddy Daruwala, who plays a pivotal role in "Commando 2: The Black Money Trail", says the career span of a model is very short and that it was a nature shift for him to enter the world of acting.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Loss against Australia a big learning for me, says Kohli
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) After tasting his first loss as full-time India skipper, Virat Kohli on Saturday conceded that the 333-run loss to Australia in the first cricket Test is a big learning for him.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Ayesha Takia shuts down trollers over plastic surgery row
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Ayesha Takia Azmi has slammed all those who trolled her over various social media platforms for getting under the knife.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Telangana minister anguished over spate of attacks in US
Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Telangana Minister for NRI Affairs K.T. Rama has expressed shock and anguish over the spate of attacks the US, the latest being the killing of Hyderabad engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
INLD leaders continue in Patiala jail after SYL protest
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) Leaders of Haryana's INLD, arrested after protesting over the SYL canal project, continued to remain in jail in Punjab's Patiala for the second day on Saturday as they refused bail, said party leaders.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mamata saddened, shocked over Indian engineer's killing
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed grief over the killing of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in an apparent hate crime in the US.
2017-02-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Diaspora
Modi has stooped to low level of politicking: Congress
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has "stooped to extremely low level of politicking" in his poll speeches and was also trying to divide voters on communal lines.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Smith, O'Keefe power Australia to victory (Roundup)
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) Inspired by an all-round effort, Australia ended India's 19-match record unbeaten streak after thrashing the hosts by a mammoth 333 runs within three days of the opening Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
French photographer to hold exhibition over 'redhead' abuse
Paris, Feb 25 (IANS) A French photographer is set to hold an exhibition to highlight a prejudice known as "Gingerism", the country's ginger or red-haired people face, a media report said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, France,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
FIFA chief Infantino pledges support to Zimbabwe
Harare, Feb 25 (IANS) Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) president Gianni Infantino has met Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and pledged support towards development of football in the country.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Football
Australian author detained at US airport receives apology
Canberra, Feb 25 (IANS) An Australian author has received a written apology from the US after being wrongfully detained and insulted by immigration officials at the Los Angeles Airport, a media report said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Nice level with Ligue 1 leaders Monaco after 2-1 win over Montepellier
Nice, Feb 25 (IANS) Nice provisionally moved up to the second place ahead of defending champions Paris Saint-Germain, also leveling on points with leaders Monaco with a 2-1 comeback win against Montpellier in Ligue 1.
2017-02-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Bremen down Wolfsburg 2-1 in Bundesliga
Wolfsburg, Feb 25 (IANS) Serge Gnarby's brace sewed up Werder Bremen's 2-1 victory over Wolfsburg at the opener of the 22nd round in Bundesliga football championship.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Midfielder Bentaleb to stay at Schalke
Berlin, Feb 25 (IANS) Alegeria midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has signed a permanent deal to stay at German football club Schalke until 2021. Tottenham Hotspur and Schalke have agreed to make Bentaleb's contract permanent after the end of the loan deal this summer.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Schalke's Naldo sidelined for rest of season
Berlin, Feb 25 (IANS) Schalke defender Naldo will be out of action until the end of the football season due to a groin injury.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
700% rise in antibiotic resistant infections in US kids
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Researchers have found a 700-per cent surge in infections caused by bacteria that is resistant to multiple kinds of antibiotics among children in the US.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Simple ways to keep skin safe from Holi colours
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Holi colours can sometime cause irritation, itching, rashes and serious bruises to the skin. Before going out to play Holi, apply a good amount of oil on your body and wear dark full sleeves cotton clothes which will cover your whole body and can protect you from direct harm of colours, says an expert.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Interactive health apps good but watch the tone
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Just like real doctors and nurses, online health tools with good but controlled communication skills can promote healthier lifestyles, a team of Indian-origin researchers has said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
10 die in China hotel fire
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) At least 10 persons were killed in a hotel fire in China's Jiangxi province on Saturday, firefighters said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP a master of copying, has copied SP manifesto: Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow, Feb 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday hit back at allegations by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his government was patronising copy mafia in the state, and said it was in fact the BJP which was a master in copying.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Delhi cabinet approves proposal to revise minimum wages
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Delhi cabinet on Saturday approved the recommendation of a committee to revise minimum wages in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Excited to explore Switzerland again: Ranveer Singh
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh, who is the Indian ambassador for Switzerland Tourism, is travelling to the country and says he is really excited to explore it again.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Scoreboard: India vs Australia first Test
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) Scorecard after Australia thrashed India by 333 runs in the first cricket Test here on Saturday:
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Ruckus in Odisha assembly over Modi's poverty jibe
Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 (IANS) Demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remark over poverty in Odisha, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Congress members on Saturday created a ruckus in the state Assembly.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
China to lift 10 mn out of poverty
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) China will lift 10 million people out of poverty in 2017, and the country will strictly review the spending of poverty relief funds to ensure transparent and efficient use of the money, the authorities said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Chelsea Handler not interested in hosting Oscars
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress-comedienne Chelsea Handler says she has no intentions of hosting the Academy Awards.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump camp escalates attack on media
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump turned the power of the White House against the news media, escalating his attacks on journalists as "the enemy of the people" while his press secretary barred several news outlets from his briefing.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
42 die in Syria attacks
Damascus, Feb 25 (IANS) At least 42 persons were killed as six suicide bombers detonated themselves at two security headquarters in Syria's central province of Homs on Saturday, a monitor group said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistan returns 252 Afghans in goodwill gesture
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistan has returned 252 Afghan nationals to their home country in a goodwill gesture even as it kept the border entry points with Afghanistan shut for the ninth day for security reasons in the wake of a series of bombings.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Children in London schools breathe toxic air: Report
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Tens of thousands of children at over 800 schools, nurseries and colleges in London are being exposed to illegal levels of air pollution that risk causing lifelong health problems, a media report said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
German ministry under fire for meat-free buffets
Berlin, Feb 25 (IANS) Politicians stormed out of a buffet at a German government symposium on "exporting green technology" in Berlin this month when meat was not served, a media report said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Germany,Human Interest/Society
Abs are my favourite thing to work out: Kendall Jenner
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Model Kendall Jenner's "favourite" body part to work out is her stomach, and she loves the feeling after her trainer has "killed" her abs which leaves her in pain.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
On ground aircraft collision averted at Ahmedabad airport
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) An alert air traffic controller averted an on ground collision between an IndiGo and a SpiceJet aircraft which were ferrying at least 400 passengers between them at Ahmedabad airport.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Amid political tensions, three-tiered security for Oscars
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) During the time of unusual political turmoil surrounding US President Donald Trump, the 89th Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre here on Sunday night under three-tiered security perimeter by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vivek Oberoi keen to play custom officer
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actor Vivek Oberoi wants to play an officer of the Customs and Excise department as he finds they have interesting stories to share.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over 600,000 offer prayers at Pashupatinath on Mahashivratri
Kathmandu, Feb 25 (IANS) Over 600,000 devotees offered prayers to Lord Shiva till Saturday morning at the Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal on the occasion of the Mahashivaratri festival, media reports said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Nepal,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Naga accord will not compromise Manipur's integrity, assures Modi
Imphal, Feb 25 (IANS) Amid rising concerns over the Naga accord, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday assured Manipur that there is not "a single word" in the 2015 agreement that would compromise the territory of the northeastern state. He also said a BJP government would accomplish works in 15 months that the Congress "took 15 years to do".
2017-02-25
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Seoul to raise issue over Pyongyang's bio-chemical weapons
Seoul, Feb 25 (IANS) South Korea has decided to raise its voice against North Korea's possession of biochemical weapons in international meetings, Foreign Ministry officials said Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
'Lion' significantly talks about child adoption: Priyanka Bose
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Bose, who plays a pivotal role in Oscar nominated film "Lion", says that the movie talks about an important social cause like child adoption and universal language of giving.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Australia thrash India by 333 runs to end record winning streak
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) Australia ended India's 19-match record unbeaten streak after thrashing the hosts by a mammoth 333 runs in the opening cricket Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Samsung heir grilled again in corruption scandal
Seoul, Feb 25 (IANS) The de facto leader of the Samsung Group was called into the special prosecutor's office on Saturday for additional questioning over his alleged involvement in a high-profile corruption scandal that has rocked the country for the past several months.
2017-02-25
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cracks in Congress over supporting Shiv Sena for Mumbai Mayor
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Serious differences emerged on Saturday in the Congress party over the issue of extending support to the Shiv Sena for the post of Mayor after a hung house was thrown up in the recent elections to the country's richest civic body, BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
After 'Rangoon', Netaji's kin wants Vishal Bhardwaj to make movie on INA
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian revolutionary Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grand-nephew Chandra Kumar Bose wants National Award-winning filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj to direct a movie specifically on the "real story" of the Indian National Army (INA).
2017-02-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
First Test: O'Keefe's fifer reduces India to 99/6 at tea
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe's second five wicket haul reduced India to 99/6 in their second innings at tea on the third day of the opening cricket Test against Australia at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Protests in Pakistan village after Indian border guards kill mentally-ill woman
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Protests erupted in a Pakistani village along the border with India after Indian border forces shot dead a mentally-ill woman who had crossed over, the media reported.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Mexico warns US over border wall funding
Mexico City, Feb 25 (IANS) Mexico has warned the US against imposing a unilateral tax on Mexican imports to finance a border wall, saying it could respond in kind.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Diplomacy
Fully support Irom Sharmila: 'Rangoon' actress Lin Laishram
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Manipuri model-turned-actress Lin Laishram, who features in Vishal Bhardwaj's "Rangoon", says human rights activist Irom Sharmila is a "superwoman" and she totally supports the 'Iron Lady' in her political career.
2017-02-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Fatherhood the best thing happened to me: Harbhajan Singh
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who welcomed his first child -- a daughter named Hinaya Heer -- with wife and actress Geeta Basra last year, says becoming a father is the best thing that has happened to him.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Easy ways to create a garden at home
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Not everyone is able to make up with a green lawn or space to bloom in their gardening tactics. One can use fish pots, glass lamps, balls and bowls to create their own hanging gardens or reuse old furniture as garden desks, suggests an expert.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kabir Khan slams CBFC for refusing certificate to 'Lipstick...'
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) After Farhan Akhtar, Shyam Benegal and Ashoke Pandit, filmmaker Kabir Khan has slammed the Central Board of Film Certification's move to "refuse" a certificate to director Prakash Jha's "Lipstick Under My Burkha", terming it "ridiculous".
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Prepare well, avoid stimulants to overcome exam anxiety
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Experiencing stress due to exam pressure? The most important thing is to be well prepared. Start preparation early and meditate as it helps in bringing peace in mind, says an expert.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cracks in Congress over supporting Shiv Sena for Mumbai Mayor
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Differences emerged on Saturday in the Congress party over the issue of extending support to the Shiv Sena for the post of Mayor after a hung house was thrown up in elections to the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, the country's richest civic body.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
UNHRC urged to push Sri Lanka on human rights
Colombo, Feb 25 (IANS) The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has been urged to push Sri Lanka to develop a timetable for implementing the recommendations made in 2015 on fully restoring human rights in the country.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Separate quakes hit Arunachal, Tripura
Agartala, Feb 25 (IANS) Two separate quakes of varying magnitude hit India's northeastern region and Bangladesh on Saturday. There was no report of any major damage, officials said.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Indian embassy in US providing all help to family of slain engineer
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) The Indian embassy in Washington said it is closely monitoring the tragic shooting incident in Kansas and providing all help and assistance to the family of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in an apparent hate crime.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Clashes erupt in Pretoria anti-migrant protest
Pretoria, Feb 25 (IANS) Clashes have erupted in an anti-migrant protest rally in the South African capital of Pretoria prompting police to use rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon to disperse the demonstrators, a media report said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, South Africa,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kabul hopes for partial reopening of border
Kabul, Feb 25 (IANS) Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal expressed hope that border points between Pakistan and Afghanistan will partially reopen on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Kim Kardashian suffers wardrobe malfunction in racy corset
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian suffered a wardrobe malfunction with her racy corset top while stepping out for lunch here.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump times: Good cop, bad cop, just no stop! (Washington Diary)
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) The allies are upset. Bad hombres are scared. Millions of illegal immigrants, over 300,000 desis among them, have slipped into the shadows. And 'fake media' is hopping mad. But there is no stopping the trundling Trump train.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Two die in China hotel fire
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) At least two persons were killed and 14 injured in a hotel fire in China's Jiangxi province on Saturday, a firefighter said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Blac Chyna dating Kourtney Kardashian's former beau
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Model-turned-reality star Blac Chyna, who has parted ways from former fiance Rob Kardashian, is reportedly dating reality TV star and Rob's sister Kourtney Kardashian's former boyfriend Quincy Combs.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indian-origin researcher tweaks drones for moving targets
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) What if a drone delivers a mouth-watering pizza right in your car as you wait at the red signal and fly ahead? In a bid to make drones technology more potent, a team led by an Indian-origin researcher is teaching unmanned aerial vehicles to land on moving targets.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Technology,Diaspora
Antibiotics treating cystic fibrosis may cause deafness
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) A powerful class of antibiotics used to bring relief to people with cystic fibrosis (CF) could also increase the risk of permanent hearing loss, besides kidney damage, a study has found.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Slain Indian techie's wife seeks answers on rising hate crimes
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) The wife of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead at a US bar two days ago, has publicly sought answers to what she perceived was a spread in American hate crimes.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Satya Nadella condemns Indian engineer's killing in Kansas
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Saturday condemned the incident where an Indian engineer was killed and another injured by an American who mistook them for "Middle Easterners" and yelled "Get out of my country" before shooting them at a bar.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
35 die in Syria suicide bombings
Damascus, Feb 25 (IANS) At least 35 persons were killed and many more injured in several suicide attacks in Syria's Homs city, a local source said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Congress ruined Manipur, BJP will bring development in 15 months: Modi
Imphal, Feb 25 (IANS) Slamming the Congress party for "ruining" Manipur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said if the BJP comes to power in the state it will "do in 15 months what the Congress did not in the last 15 years".
2017-02-25
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Kansas killing latest in series of tragedies to hit Telugus in US
Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) The killing of Srinivas Kuchibhotla has come as yet another blow to the Telugu community in the US and has focused attention on a series of tragedies that have struck immigrants from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in recent times.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diaspora
Celebrity stylist would love to pen tell-all book
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) "Inspiring, entertaining and a sell-out" are some of the words that Ami Patel, a stylist to stars like Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt and Kangana Ranaut, used for a book that would offer a peek into the world of showbiz -- if she ever pens it.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cornered INLD trying to manufacture a revival in Haryana (News Analysis)
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) Forced into exile from power for the past over a dozen years, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) is virtually trying to manufacture its political revival in Haryana.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
NASA looks at sending two astronauts aboard Orion
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Days after the US President Donald Trump promised to "unlock the mysteries of space", NASA has kicked off a study to assess the feasibility of adding a two-member crew to the first unmanned flight of the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft called Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1).
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Eating prebiotics may improve sleep, cut impact of stress
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Intake of prebiotics -- dietary fibers found naturally in foods like chicory, artichokes, raw garlic, leeks and onions -- may help improve sleep and act as a buffer against the physiological impacts of stress, a study shows.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Priyanka Chopra to attend 2017 Oscars
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has announced that she will be attending the upcoming 89th Academy Awards.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Press US for action in Indian engineer's killing: Yechury
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Deploring the killing of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in the US, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday called for pressurising the Donald Trump administration for quick action.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Chinese commission bars 4th richest man for 10 years
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) The China Insurance Regulatory Commission has barred Yao Zhenhua, the fourth-richest man in the country, for 10 years for irregularities in the purchase of shares of a real estate firm, the media reported on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Images show continued nuclear activity in N. Korea
Seoul, Feb 25 (IANS) Recent satellite images released by a monitoring group showed continued activity at the North Korean nuclear test centre of Punggye-ri, although no imminent test was expected.
2017-02-25
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
Born to dance: Raja-Radha Reddy's Kuchipudi taverses 50 years (Arts Feature)
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The inception of their 50-year-journey was without fanfare and in the face of quite some opposition, but the commitment and passion of iconic dance couple Raja and Radha Reddy brought Kuchipudi on to the cultural map of the world.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Abducted Malayalam actress resumes work
Kochi, Feb 25 (IANS) A week after the ordeal of having undergone a two-hour kidnap attempt, a popular Malayalam film actress on Saturday started shooting here for her new film "Adam", her co-star Prithviraj confirmed.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Southern Cinema
Facebook records 300 bn 'Reactions' on posts in one year
San Francisco, Feb 25 (IANS) Facebook has recorded 300 billion "Reactions" on posts and the "Love" reaction was used maximum times by its over 1.79 billion users, the company said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Five Maoists arrested in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Feb 25 (IANS) Five Maoists were arrested from a shopping complex here, police said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Carnage at Qalandar: The Shia, Sunni, Sufi triangle (Comment)
Audiences in their hundreds of thousands across the subcontinent will remember Reshma with her flashing eyes and haunting, gypsy voice singing "Dama dum mast qalandar". Well, that's the Dhamaal signature tune.
2017-02-25
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Opinion/Commentary
Aamir's look from 'Thugs of Hindostan' not revealed yet
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan's look from his upcoming film "Thugs of Hindostan", which is doing rounds on social media, is not from the movie, but a special collaboration of the actor, his spokesperson said.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tripura to take lessons from Sikkim in organic farming
Agartala, Feb 25 (IANS) Tripura has initiated organic farming in the state and would take lessons from Sikkim on this, Agriculture Minister Aghore Debbarma said here on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Muhammad Ali Jr. detained by immigration at Florida airport
Miami, Feb 25 (IANS) Muhammad Ali Jr., son of the late legendary boxer, was reportedly detained for several hours by immigration officials at an airport in Florida, a media report said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Kapil Sharma starts third schedule for Firangi
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Ace comedian Kapil Sharma, who has ventured into production with "Firangi", has started shooting for the third schedule of the film.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Anupam wraps shooting for 'The Indian Detective' in Cape Town
Cape Town, Feb 25 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher has wrapped up shooting for the TV series "The Indian Detective" here.
2017-02-25
Category: International, South Africa,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
1st Test: Smith ton takes Australia to strong position (Lunch Report)
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) Steven Smith led from the front with a century as Australia posted 285 in their second innings at lunch to move to a commanding position on the third day of the first Test against India here on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Litmus test awaits the Gandhis in Amethi
Amethi, Feb 25 (IANS) A litmus test awaits the Gandhis in their bastion Amethi, which votes on Monday in the fifth of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh assembly election.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Pakistan President asks India to resolve Kashmir issue
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has asked India to resolve the Kashmir issue by bowing before the sentiments of Kashmiri people.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
White House blocks news organisations from press briefing
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Several news outlets were blocked from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, resulting in outrage among media organisations.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Big B to felicitate Birju Maharaj at Vasantotsav
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Leading Kathak exponent Birju Maharaj will be presented the Uttam Vag Geykar Award by megastar Amitabh Bachchan at the 17th edition of Vasantotsav on Sunday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Education failure, leading reason for UP job woes, isn't an election issue (Special to IANS)
Bahraich and Mirzapur districts (Uttar Pradesh): "Path mera alokit kardo, naval prath ki naval rashmiyon se, mere ur ka tam har do," Saidun Ahmed, 8, recited a Hindi poem by Dwarika Prasad Maheshwari, a twentieth-century poet, at top speed. "Light up my path, with the morning sunlight light of the new sun, overcome the darkness within my heart."
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Education
Abusive tweets may get your account locked
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Complying with its mission to curb hate speech and abusive language, Twitter is locking the accounts that swear at other people, especially at those who are prominent.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Facebook snag, not hackers, lock users' accounts
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Number of Facebook users across the globe were locked out of their accounts due to an error in the system, triggering a security threat among those affected, a report said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology
Keep Up 'resistance and persistence': Hillary
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Hillary Clinton rallied the opposition on Twitter with a videotaped message urging "resistance plus persistence".
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Maharashtra verdict: Has Modi's demonetisation gamble paid off? (Column: Political Circus)
The sweeping victories of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra's local elections mean that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won his demonetisation gamble.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Obama draws crowd, cheers in NYC
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama drew a huge crowd and overwhelming cheers when he visited an office building here, media reports said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump renews attack on media in Conservative conference
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump returned to the Conservative Political Action Conference, assuring audience that they have a top advocate for their policy priorities in the White House while also taking aim at the media.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Tochi Raina had Rs 500 when he came to Mumbai
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Singer Tochi Raina, known for songs like "Iktara" and "Kabira", says his wife gave him Rs 500 to come to Mumbai to try his luck in Bollywood.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Big B, Taapsee to watch 'Pink' with President
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and actress Taapsee Pannu will watch "Pink" with President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sheila Dixit clarifies on 'immature' Rahul remark
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit taking an U-turn on her earlier remark on party Vice President Rahul Gandhi has clarified that he has "the sensitivity of a mature leader".
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
6 dead in Cuba railway accident
Havana, Feb 25 (IANS) At least six persons were killed and 49 wounded when a passenger train collided with a locomotive in central Cuba, a local media report said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Cuba,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sunny Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) It was a sunny Saturday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 13.5 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, the weather office said.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Several trapped in China hotel fire
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) Unknown number of people were trapped as a fire broke out in a hotel in China's Jiangxi province on Saturday, firefighters said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
One way traffic allowed on Jammu-Srinagar highway
Jammu, Feb 25 (IANS) Only one way traffic was allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Saturday because of bad condition of the road.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
Paris Mayor fires back at Trump on unfavourable comments
Paris, Feb 25 (IANS) Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo hit back at US President Donald Trump for his comment "Paris is no longer Paris", saying the French capital remains dynamic and open despite high terror alert.
2017-02-25
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Turkish female free diver breaks Guinness world record
Ankara, Feb 25 (IANS) Turkish Derya Can has broken a Guinness World Record with a 120-metre horizontal apnea dive under ice.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Turkey,Sports
Trump signs executive order to cut regulations
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to cut regulations that were "punishing companies".
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
I wouldn't have been a good mom: Oprah
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey believes she "wouldn't have been a good" mother.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
53% Americans disapprove of Trump's performance: Poll
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling his job after a month in office, according to a poll.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Xi stresses preparation for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed that the city planning and construction in Beijing, and preparation for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, are two important missions for the city in the near future.
2017-02-25
Category: International, China,Politics,Sports
Jake Gyllenhaal's 'heart' has always been in singing
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Actor Jake Gyllenhaal says he is delighted to be working on the Broadway show "Sunday in the Park with George" because singing is his "love".
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Boko Haram violence leaves over 7 million facing starvation
Rome, Feb 25 (IANS) Over 7 million people are starving in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria as a result of violence by the Boko Haram terror group, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Fake news is enemy of the people: Trump
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Continuing his battle with mainstream media outlets, US President Donald Trump slammed "fake news" and said journalists should not be allowed to publish stories based on anonymous sources.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Celine Dion can't do window shopping
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Singer Celine Dion finds it hard to go window shopping.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shattered about my top-notch scenes being edited: Kangana Ranaut
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actor Kangana Ranaut says despite some of the top-notch scenes being edited from the film "Rangoon", she is happy with the response it is getting.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Helen Mirren couldn't smile until her mid-thirties
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Veteran actress Helen Mirren says she learnt how to smile in her "mid-thirties".
2017-02-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump aide asks FBI to 'knock down' Russia stories
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to push back against news stories about contacts between US President Donals Trump aides and Russians during the presidential campaign, media reports said on Friday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
China maintains friendship with N. Korea despite criticism
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) China said it is maintaining friendly relations with North Korea despite criticisms a day earlier from Pyongyang over ban on coal imports by Beijing.
2017-02-25
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Amber Rose buys strip club
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Model-actress Amber Rose has bought a strip club here.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russia criticises Trump's US nuclear supremacy defence
Moscow, Feb 25 (IANS) Members of Russia's upper house of parliament on Friday appeared critical of US President Donald Trump for defending its nuclear supremacy and shining doubt on a bilateral disarmament treaty signed in 2009.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Meghan Trainor excited about 'Smurfs...'
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Singer Meghan Trainor, who has unveiled her new song "I'm a lady" from "Smurfs: The Lost Village", says she is excited to sing the number for the animated feature film.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump blocks select media outlets from press briefing
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump blocked a number of news outlets from covering White House press secretary Sean Spicers question-and-answer session, media reports said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
60 killed in Syria explosion
Damascus, Feb 25 (IANS) At least 60 people were killed in a car bombing in a Syrian village on Friday, a British war monitor said on Friday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism
Mission staff in touch with wife of Indian killed in US: Sushma
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Officials of the Indian Consulate General in Houston are in touch with the wife of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an Indian engineer who was killed in a shooting incident in US' Kansas state, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Friday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Businesses seized from convicted Italian mafia suspect
Bitonto (Italy), Feb 24 (IANS/AKI) Police on Friday impounded pizzerias, restaurants and other property in Italy's southern Puglia region belonging to convicted mafia member Emanuele Sicolo.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yoga sharpest weapon to bring peace: Modi
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Feb 24 (IANS) Describing yoga as the "sharpest weapon" in the world to fight stress and bring peace, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said it is also the passport for health assurance.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Focus now needed on stopping black money flow: Subramanian
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) India's Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian on Friday said that after the attack on black money through demonetisation, the country should now focus squeezing its flow.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi hospitalised
Rome, Feb 24 (IANS/AKI) Rome's anti-establishment Mayor Virginia Raggi was on Friday admitted to hospital for tests after reportedly feeling unwell.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Health/Medicine
Doctors among 55 'absenteeists' held at Naples hospital
Naples, Feb 24 (IANS/AKI) Doctors and nurses were among 55 people arrested in Naples on Friday for absenteeism at the city's Loreto Mare hospital and 94 others are being investigated.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Hrithik would love to dance with 500 kg Egyptian woman
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) After Eman Ahmed Abdelaty, the Egyptian woman weighing 500 kg who is here for a weight reduction programme, expressed desire to dance with Hrithik Roshan once she can stand on her feet, the actor has said he'd love the experience.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Human Interest/Society
Cash source of black money generation: Goyal
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Dismissing talk about corruption levels going up after demonetisation with tax officials allegedly asking for heavier bribes, Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said that it is currency which is the source of black money generation.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Modi's 'Make in India's lion doesn't roar but whimpers: Rahul
Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 24 (IANS) Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi On Friday ridiculed the 'Make in India' campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying while a big lion was made the mascot of the campaign, it ended in a whimper of a rat.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Achuthanandan wants strong action against moral policing
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 24 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan on Friday demanded strong action from the state government against moral policing.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
McLaren presents new car for F1 season
London, Feb 24 (IANS) McLaren presented on Friday its new car, MCL32, ready for the 2017 Formula One world championship.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
PoEM rules not to apply to companies with Rs 50 crore or less turnover
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has clarified that place of effective management (PoEM) regulations will not be enforced upon firms with a turnover of Rs 50 crore or less in a financial year.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Defender Federico renews contract with Swansea until 2020
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Welsh football club Swansea City announced on Friday the contract renewal of defender Federico Fernandez until June 2020.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Shiv Sena approaches Congress for pact, party says 'not interested'
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) A day after a hung House was thrown up following the BMC polls here, the Shiv Sena, which bagged (84+3) of the 227 seats, on Friday approached the Congress party for a post-poll alliance, but the latter evinced no interest.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Aizawl out for revenge against Chennai FC in I-League (Preview)
Aizawl, Feb 24 (IANS) Aizawl FC will look to avenge their earlier loss to Chennai City FC when they meet in an I-League football clash here on Saturday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa floats her forum, to contest from R.K.Nagar
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) Deepa Jayakumar, the niece of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa on Friday announced the formation of her forum MGR Amma Deepa Peravai and her decision to contest from the R.K.Nagar constituency here
2017-02-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Kumble defends team, calls it a bad day at office
Pune, Feb 24 (IANS) India chief coach Anil Kumble defended his team after the hosts were bowled out for 105 in their first innings, resulting in Australia taking a commanding lead of 298 runs at stumps on the second day of the opening cricket Test here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Maha Shivaratri celebrated across Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) The festival of Maha Shivaratri was on Friday celebrated in West Bengal amid traditional fervour as hundreds of thousands of devotees thronged Lord Shiva temples across the state.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
Saavn spreads wings into original music
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) South Asia's audio and music streaming service Saavn on Saturday announced its expansion into original music with the worldwide release of "Azaad Hu Mai", a track from underground hip-hop artiste, Naezy.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Keep immature Rahul home, why send him to UP: Amit Shah to Congress
Gorakhpur, Feb 24 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national President Amit Shah on Friday targeted Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi after former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's remarks that he needed more time to "mature", saying "immature Rahul should be kept at home" instead of being sent to Uttar Pradesh.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'Rangoon' humble tribute to Netaji, INA: Vishal Bhardwaj
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj on Friday said "Rangoon" is a "humble tribute" to Indian revolutionary Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army for their "lesser known" sacrifices and contribution to India's freedom struggle.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Human Interest/Society
Rheumatic Heart Disease can be controlled by treating Streptococcal throat infection
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) -- permanent damage to heart valves -- can be controlled or prevented by treating Streptococcal throat infection through antibiotics, said doctors on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
CBFC's refusal to certify 'Lipstick...' could be misunderstanding: Vishal
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj on Friday said the censor board's refusal to certify "Lipstick Under My Burkha" could be due to a "misunderstanding".
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Non-life insurers' premium income grows over 37% in January
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Non-life insurance companies posted over 37 per cent increase in their gross premium income (direct premium income underwritten) to Rs 12,123.53 crore in January as compared to Rs 8,840.90 crore in the year-ago month.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Modi describes yoga as 'potent peace weapon'
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Feb 24 (IANS) Describing yoga as the "most potent peace weapon" in the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said it is also the passport for health assurance.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
BJP seeks Centre's intervention over Odisha panchayat poll violence
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (IANS) The BJP's Odisha unit on Friday sought Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's intervention over the alleged involvement of government officials in violence during panchayat polls in the state.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AISA may move HC over cops' role in Ramjas incident
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Expressing dissatisfaction over the handling of Ramjas College incident by the Delhi Police, the All India Students Association (AISA) on Friday said they will approach the high court if the situation continues like this.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Wagah-like tourist spots proposed on Bangladesh border in Meghalaya
Shillong, Feb 24 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has proposed to develop two areas along the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya as tourist spots along the lines of the Attari-Wagah border with Pakistan, a BSF official said here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Jayalalithaa's birth anniversary quiet day for Sasikala in jail
Bengaluru, Feb 24 (IANS) The 69th birth anniversary of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Friday was a quiet day for her long-time confidante and AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala, housed in the Central Jail on the city's outskirts.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sindhu prefers Andhra over Telangana for government job
Vijayawada, Feb 24 (IANS) Olympic 2016 silver medallist P.V. Sindhu has preferred Andhra Pradesh over Telangana to accept a government job offer. The star shuttler, who was born in Hyderabad, has accepted the job offer of Andhra Pradesh, the state her parents come from.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Modi dubs Kanpur train accident cross-border conspiracy, SP questions it
Gonda (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday termed last November's train accident in Kanpur a conspiracy hatched from across the border and urged people not to vote for those "who help conspirators".
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Family of slain Indian engineer blames Trump's policies
Hyderabad, Feb 24 (IANS) The families of an Indian engineer who was killed and another who was injured in the firing by an American in Kansas have blamed the policies of President Donald Trump for the incident.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
NSUI seeks President's intervention in JNU admission issue
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Friday urged President Pranab Mukherjee to intervene on the issue of the JNU Vice-Chancellor's "arbitrary" move to slash admission seats.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Lung Health Screening Test important for children in Delhi's polluted air: Doctors
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) As children in Delhi continue to be affected by high pollution levels, doctors have urged parents to conduct Lung Health Screening Test (LHST) for their children as their vital organs are not mature enough to tackle the polluted air.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
AAP announces 109 candidates for Delhi civic polls
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The AAP on Friday announced the names of 109 candidates in its first list for Delhi civic body polls to be conducted in April.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Scared Modi tries to create tension between two religions: Rahul
Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 24 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying "when he gets sacred, he tries to create tension between two religions".
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Three-year-old raped, murdered in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped, murdered and her face mutilated beyond recognition by a teenager who was caught after he dumped her body at an isolated place in a west Delhi neighbourhood, police said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's forex reserves inch lower by $57 mn
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves marginally fell by 56.8 million as on February 17, 2017 official data showed on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Talks on Masood Azhar under progress: Chinese envoy
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) China supports India on combating terrorism and a discussion to declare Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar a "global terrorist" is in progress, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Chinese Army delegation visits Indian Army's Eastern Command
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) A 15-member delegation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army visited the headquarters here of the Eastern Command of the Indian Army, an official said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Shiv Sena-BJP vie for Mumbai Mayor post
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) A day after a hung house was thrown up in the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation elections, the two biggest parties - Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party - struggled to cobble up sufficient numbers to grab the critical post of Mayor on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Centre to set up new Passport Seva Kendras in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 24 (IANS) The Centre will set up several new Passport Seva Kendras in Assam.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Roma vs Lyon, highlight of Europa League's last 16 draw
Nyon (Switzerland), Feb 24 (IANS) The draw for the Europa League's last-16 football contest sets Roma against Olympique Lyonnais. The draw, held here on Friday, also resulted in a German clash between Schalke and Borussia Mönchengladbach, and Belgian battle between Ghent and Genk.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Le Pen refuses police interview over funding claims
Paris, Feb 24 (IANS) French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has refused a police interview about her alleged misuse of EU funds.
2017-02-24
Category: International, France,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Take all sections onboard before polls, Indian envoy urges Nepal
Kathmandu, Feb 24 (IANS) Outgoing Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae on Friday urged the Nepal government to take all the parties into confidence before going for polls.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Hindus throng temples on Maha Shivratri
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands thronged Shiva temples, big and small, all over the country on Maha Shivratri on Friday to pray and offer flowers, bel (wood apple) leaves, milk, honey and more to the Lord.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Eveready starts production in its Assam unit
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Battery-to-lighting major Eveready Industries on Friday said it has commenced commercial production at its new plant in Assam from Thursday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
One dead, two injured in Delhi shootout
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A youth died and his two friends were critically injured in a shootout among two groups near a wedding function site here, police said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JK Tyre Himalayan Drive 5 to be flagged-off on Saturday
Siliguri, Feb 24 (IANS) As many as 100 top rallyists from around the country will be vying for the top honours when the Biswa Bangla JK Tyre Himalayan Drive 5 gets underway here on Saturday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Motorsports
Two Delhi firefighters die dousing small fire
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Two Delhi firefighters dousing a small fire in a shop here were killed on Friday when a cooking gas cylinder inside the snack store exploded, catching dozens of firemen by surprise, officials said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
WhatsApp now has 200 mn users in India
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Friday announced that it has 200 million monthly active users in India.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Patient death: Kolkata hospital denies charges, to refund money
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Dismissing allegations of having refused to release a patient over money, a city hospital on Friday said it never asked for fixed deposits or deed for securitisation of bill dues, and agreed to refund all money paid by the patient's kin, an official said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Smith reassured me, helping me stay calm, says O'Keefe
Pune, Feb 24 (IANS) Buoyed after helping Australia gain a vital 155-run first innings lead, left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe, who got his maiden six-wicket haul in the first cricket Test against India, credited his skipper Steve Smith for helping him stay calm here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Punjab intervenes to bail out potato growers
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) With potato prices going down, the Punjab government on Friday directed agriculture marketing agencies under it to intervene immediately and bail out potato growers in the state who were suffering heavy losses.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Retrenchment in e-commerce industry not unique to India: Minister
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said corporate downsizing and retrenchment in the country's e-commerce industry were not unique phenomena happening in India but were occurring globally.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Haryana to provide subsidised food to construction workers
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) Construction labourers in Haryana will be able to get food at subsidised rates near their place of work, the government announced on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Woman shot dead on Pakistan border
Jammu, Feb 24 (IANS) BSF personnel shot dead a woman who sneaked across the international border into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan, police said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Mumbai aim to continue sensational campaign in HIL semi-final (Preview)
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) Maiden semi-finalists Dabang Mumbai will look to extend their dream campaign into the final of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) when they face former champions Delhi Waveriders in a last four battle at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Two devotees die of heart attack in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Feb 24 (IANS) Two devotees died of heart attack in Jharkhand's Deoghar district on Friday after offering prayers at the famous Baba Baidyanath Shiva temple on the occasion of Mahashivaratri, police said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fest to reclaim ancient musical heritage of the Taj city
Agra, Feb 24 (IANS) In a bid to preserve the musical heritage of India, the city of Agra is all set to host a music festival featuring an impressive lineup of artistes.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Mahindra-Sumitomo industrial park project in last leg of approvals
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) The industrial park jointly promoted by India's Mahindra group and Japanese Sumitomo Corporation is in the final stages of getting necessary approvals, said officials of the Indian group here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Human brain may help generate fructose
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Fructose -- simple sugar found in fruits, vegetables, table sugar, and many processed foods -- is converted in the human brain from glucose, according to a new study.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Donetsk eliminated from Europa League by Celta Vigo
Kiev, Feb 24 (IANS) Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk was eliminated from the UEFA Europa League Round-of-32 after a 1-2 aggregate defeat to Spanish outfit Celta Vigo at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Ukraine,Sports,Football
Slain Indian engineer was 'outstanding', 'friendly'
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Neighbours, friends and family remembered Srinivas Kuchibhotla -- an Indian engineer who was killed in a bar shooting in the US earlier this week -- as a quiet and an outstanding human being.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
My scenes in 'Rangoon' were cut: Kangana Ranaut
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut says she felt shattered when a few of her important scenes were edited by the makers of her forthcoming film "Rangoon".
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Moderate earthquake in Manipur
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale rocked Manipur on Friday, an IMD official said. There were no reports of any casualty or damage so far.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian man killed in hate crime in US bar (Intro Roundup)
Washington/Hyderabad, Feb 24 (IANS) An Indian engineer was killed and another injured by an American who mistook them for "Middle Easterners" and yelled "Get out of my country" before shooting them at a bar.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Cutting Edge Events named exclusive sales agency for FIFA 2018 World Cup
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) After being named the exclusive sales agency in India for the 2018 football World Cup, Cutting Edge Events President Mayank Khandwala on Friday hoped to have more than 2,000 fans flying in from the country to watch the matches in Russia next year.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Pooja's bronze opens India's medal count in shooting World Cup
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Ace shooter Pooja Ghatkar claimed a bronze in the women's 10m air rifle event to open India's medal count at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
All protection for Vijayan on Mangaluru visit, assures Karnataka
Mangaluru, Feb 24 (IANS) The state government will ensure that all protection is given to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan when he arrives in Mangaluru on Saturday to take part in a communal harmony rally of the CPI-M, a Karnataka Minister said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
AIBA organises certification courses for national academy
Rohtak, Feb 24 (IANS) The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Friday organised the International Boxing Association (AIBA) One-Star certification courses at the National Boxing Academy here.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
Pan-India diabetic policy imperative: Experts
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) An effective pan-India diabetic policy is imperative to address the growing burden of diabetes in the country, experts at the 7th World Congress of Diabetes said here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
MCG seals one dozen properties in Gurugram
Gurugram, Feb 24 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has sealed 12 commercial properties in upscale areas of the city for not paying property tax, an official said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Business/Economy
DUSU denies pressurising Khalsa College on street play
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A day after Khalsa College "postponed" its street play event, allegedly under "pressure" from the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU), the union on Friday denied it gave any threats to the college, and said it did not have any issue with the event.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Mediterranean migrant deaths reach 366 this year
Geneva, Feb 24 (IANS) The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Friday said migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea this year have reached 366, fewer than the 425 during the same period last year.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights
Real Madrid's Varane out for 1 month due to injury
Madrid, Feb 24 (IANS) Real Madrid on Friday announced that defender Rafael Varane is suffering from a hamstring injury.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Bengaluru FC to take on table toppers East Bengal in I-League
Bengaluru, Feb 24 (IANS) Reigning champions Bengaluru FC are set to take on table-toppers East Bengal in the I-League match at the Shree Kanterava Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
70% needy patients in India can't access dialysis: Study
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) In India, almost 200,000 new patients need dialysis every year, and it is estimated that less than 30 per cent of patients manage to receive this life-saving therapy mainly due to non-availability or unaffordability, says a study.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India, Bangladesh ink MoU for development of Sylhet city
Dhaka, Feb 24 (IANS) India and Bangladesh on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the sustainable development of Sylhet city with financial aid from India.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Education
Five women among six online fraudsters held from Delhi
Gurugram, Feb 24 (IANS) Five women employees of a call centre and its incharge were arrested from Delhi for online fraud, Gurugram police said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Worth taking all the risk: Deepika on 'xXx...' success
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone is more than happy at the success of her debut Hollywood film "xXx: Return of Xander Cage". She says that stepping out of her comfort zone and getting a good response for it, makes it worth taking the risk.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Pakistan blast that killed 10 probably a gas leak: Minister
Lahore, Feb 24 (IANS) The blast that killed 10 persons at a shopping centre in Lahore on Thursday was most probably an accident caused by a "gas leak" and not a bomb, as initially believed, Pakistan officials said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Prime accused in actress' kidnap case sent to judicial custody
Kochi, Feb 24 (IANS) A court here on Friday sent prime accused Pulsar Sunil and his accomplice, arrested in the kidnapping of a popular Malayalam actress, to 14 days judicial custody.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman's body found in Delhi lake
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A 65-year-old woman was found dead at the Hauz Khas lake here on Friday, police said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi slams SP, tells people not to vote for 'conspirators'
Gonda (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday termed last November's train accident in Kanpur a "conspiracy" and urged people not to vote for those "who help conspirators".
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'Poorna': Rahul Bose returns to direction after 16 years
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Rahul Bose is a man of varied talents. At heart, he is a film person, an actor and part-time director -- he directed the interesting film "Everybody Says I'm Fine!" 16 years ago -- who loves outdoor sports.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SBI should look at VRS post merger of associate banks: AIBEA
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) The State Bank of India should come with a voluntary retirement scheme after considering the overall staffing picture after merger of five associate banks instead of the five announcing such a scheme before the merger, said the leader of a major bank union.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Smith, O'Keefe put Australia 298 runs ahead of India at stumps (Roundup)
Pune, Feb 24 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe's career-best six-wicket haul and skipper Steve Smith's half century helped Australia take a commanding lead of 298 runs as they reached 143/4 in their second innings at stumps on the second day of the opening cricket Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
42 killed in Syria explosion
Damascus, Feb 24 (IANS) At least 42 people were killed in a car bombing in a Syrian village on Friday, a British war monitor said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism
Italian health officials arrested for faking work hours
Rome, Feb 24 (IANS) At least 55 health professionals were arrested in Italy on Friday on suspicion of falsifying their work hours and absenteeism, police said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Vivo launches Y55s camera-centric smartphone
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Friday launched its second smartphone of the year Y55s with 13MP rear camera in India for Rs 12,490.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India, Germany ratify 2011 agreement on social security
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India and Germany on Friday ratified a comprehensive Social Security Agreement (SSA), to come into effect from May, to improve investment flows between the two countries, an official here said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Subsidy sought on CBSE school bus guidelines
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The National Independent Schools Alliance has (NISA) contended the latest CBSE guidelines on school buses were an "unwarranted interference" and demanded subsidies from the government.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Second division football club forfeits match, owner absconding
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Pride Sports, a Madhya Pradesh-based club currently playing the second division league organised by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), has all but disbanded club operations, also giving a walkover to their opponents in their last group engagement on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Myanmar monks rally in solidarity with Thai temple
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 24 (IANS) Buddhist nationalist protestors in Yangon demonstrated on Friday to show solidarity with Thailand's Dhammakaya Temple, which has been the subject of a police crackdown over the past week.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Myanmar,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wembley experience will give us advantage at EFL Cup final: Smalling
Manchester, Feb 24 (IANS) Manchester United's experience of playing at Wembley stadium should hold the team in good stead ahead of Sunday's EFL Cup final against Southampton, defender Chris Smalling said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UP Wizards aim to break HIL semi-final jinx, face Kalinga (Preview)
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Wizards will aim to break their semi-final hoodoo, while Kalinga Lancers will eye a second consecutive final appearance when these two sides face off in a last-four match of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) here on Saturday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Vishal Bharadwaj is very sensitive: Kangana
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who has shared screen space with actors Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in Vishal Bhardwajs "Rangoon", says the filmmaker is a very sensitive person.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zulpikar refuses to fight Vijender on April 1
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) WBO Oriental super middleweight champion Zulpikar Miamiatiali, who was set to fight WBO Asia Pacific Super middleweight champion Vijender Singh in Mumbai on April 1, has backed out of the bout, the promoters IOS Boxing announced on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Scoreboard: India vs Australia Test (Second Day)
Pune, Feb 24 (IANS) Scorecard at the close of play on the second day of the first cricket Test between India and Australia here on Friday:
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
China to build 6 mn homes for poor in 2017
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) China will build 6 million new homes for residents of shanty towns before the end of 2017.
2017-02-24
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Woman's body found in Delhi's Hauz Khas lake
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The body of a 65-year-old woman was found in the Hauz Khas lake in south Delhi here on Friday afternoon, police said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russian cargo craft arrives at space station
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The unpiloted Russian Progress 66 cargo ship docked at the Pirs Docking Compartment of the International Space Station on Friday, NASA said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
'Guardians The Superheroes': Russian replica of 'X-Men' series (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Guardians The Superheroes"; Director: Sarik Andreasyan; Cast: Sebastien Sisak, Sanzhar Madiyev, Anton Pampushnyy, Alina Lanina, Valeria Shkirando, Stanislav Shirin, Vyacheslav Razbegaev; Rating: **1/2
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'We are defined by our love, nothing less and nothing more'
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Human life is solely about love, says the author of a recent book that attempts to unravel several significant facets for those who aspire to be their own masters.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
India inhospitable for writing historical biographies: Ramachandra Guha
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Noted historian and biographer, Ramachandra Guha has said that India offers an "inhospitable" atmosphere for writing historical biographies. He said that biographies are written under constant fear of offending someone, a problem that historians have been dealing with regularly.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Kashmiri youth not afraid of death, says Farooq Abdullah
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Kashmiri youth picked up arms "for a cause" and they can not be intimidated with death threats, former Union Minister and state Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Wind power tariffs fall to record Rs 3.46/unit at auction
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The wind power sector in India discovered the record low tariff of under Rs 3.50 per unit on Friday following the first ever auction by the government for setting up wind projects.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
First Test: Smith, O'Keefe put Australia 298 runs ahead of India at stumps
Pune, Feb 24 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe's career-best six-wicket haul and skipper Steve Smith's half century helped Australia take a commanding lead of 298 runs over India at stumps on the second day of the opening cricket Test here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Over 3,000 smuggled tortoises seized in China
Shenzhen (China), Feb 24 (IANS) More than 3,300 live tortoises smuggled from Hong Kong were seized in China's Guangdong province, officials said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Highly toxic nerve agent killed Kim Jong-nam, say police
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24 (IANS) A highly-toxic agent was used in the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the Malaysian police said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
After patient's death in Kolkata, TMC leader calls hospital a 'crematorium'
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) A man, who was critically injured in a road accident in West Bengal, died on Thursday night due to "inadequate treatment" and "delayed release" by a private hospital, as it did not allow his shifting to a state-run hospital unless the family paid up the full amount, the kin alleged on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
'Mona Darling': There is something eerie, edgy about it (Review)
Film: "Mona Darling"; Director: Shashi Sudigala; Cast: Anshuman Jha, Divya Menon, Suzanna Mukherjee and Sanjay Suri; Rating: ***
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Smartron rumoured to launch Tendulkar-branded phone
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Homegrown technology and IoT company Smartron is rumoured to launch an exclusive Sachin Tendulkar-branded mobile phone in April which will be the first-ever signature series of the master blaster for a mobile phone brand.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Technology,Business/Economy
BJP hopes Maharashtra win will boost its prospects in UP
Lucknow, Feb 24 (IANS) Perked by its success in the Maharashtra civic polls, the BJP has decided to use it for a "major political push" to further its prospects in the remaining three crucial rounds of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Not devaluing yuan to boost exports: China
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) China on Friday said it has no intention of devaluing the yuan to boost exports, and expressed readiness to coordinate its economic and trade policies with the US.
2017-02-24
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Carnival festivities to kick off in Goa on Saturday
Panaji, Feb 24 (IANS) Even as Goa awaits with bated breath for the state assembly election verdict on March 11, the state's residents get their 'legitimate' opportunity to let their hair down during the much anticipated Carnival festival starting from Saturday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Neeti Mohan pays tribute to Govinda on 'The Voice India' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Singer Neeti Mohan, who is seen as a coach on "The Voice India Season 2", along with her team gave a tribute to actor Govinda when he appeared on the show to promote his upcoming film "Aa Gaya Hero".
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Google's self-driving car tech firm sues Uber
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) Google's self-driving car company Waymo has filed a lawsuit against global ride-hailing app Uber for allegedly stealing trade secrets and technology from it.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Transformation was requirement of time: Bangash brothers on rabab to sarod
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Sarod players Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash say the transformation of Rabab -- a folk instrument originating in Afghanistan -- to sarod was organic and a requirement of time.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Stalin meets Sonia, discusses political situation in TN
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A day after DMK leader M.K. Stalin met President Pranab Mukherjee and submitted a memorandum on the events that took place in Tamil Nadu assembly last week, he met Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday and discussed the political situation in the state.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RBS reports $8 billion loss
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday reported losses of 7 billion pounds sterling ($8 billion) for 2016, taking its overall losses since its 2008 government bailout to over 58 billion pounds.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Silenced by depression? Instagram could come to your rescue
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) While the fear of being stigmatised prevents many of us from making sensitive self-disclosures, one way people in pain are overcoming silence is by using the photo-sharing app Instagram, a study says.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
30 killed in Syria suicide blast
Damascus, Feb 24 (IANS) At least 30 persons were killed in a suicide bombing in Syria's Susian town on Friday, a monitor group reported.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism
Indian man killed in hate crime in US bar (Roundup)
Washington/Hyderabad, Feb 24 (IANS) An Indian engineer was killed and another injured by an American who mistook them for "Middle Easterners" and yelled "Get out of my country" before shooting them at a bar.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Israel denies visa to 'hostile' Human Rights Watch official
Jerusalem, Feb 24 (IANS) Israel is refusing to issue visas to the staff of one of the most prominent international human rights NGOs, accusing the group of an "extreme, hostile and anti-Israel agenda", a media report said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Israel,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian athletes can dominate Kenyans, Ethiopians in future: Gebrselassie
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Two-time Olympic gold medallist long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie on Friday predicted that Indian atheltes will outshine their Kenyan, Ethiopian and other African counterparts on the track in the coming days.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
A fasting diet may help to reverse diabetes
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) A type of fasting diet may reprogramme pancreas cells, promote the growth of new insulin-producing pancreatic cells and reduce symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, a study has showed.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Talks with Netanyahu constructive, says Australian leader
Canberra, Feb 24 (IANS) Australia's opposition leader Bill Shorten on Friday said he has held constructive talks with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about settlements in Palestinian territories.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Diplomacy
Thousands throng temples in Odisha on Mahashivratri
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (IANS) Thousands of devotees on Friday thronged various Shiva temples across Odisha to offer prayers on the occasion of Mahashivratri.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Fragmented opposition aids lotus bloom in Maharashtra (News Analysis)
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) After the outcome of elections to 10 major civic bodies, including the country's biggest and richest, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, the Maharashtra political landscape now resembles one huge lake full of blooming lotuses -- the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) symbol.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Woakes, Boult will make big impact for KKR, says batsman Pandey
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) India batsman Manish Pandey, who is part of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), said new recruits Chris Woakes and Trent Boult would make the difference for the city-based franchise in the cash-rich Twenty20 cricket league starting April 5.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
What do colours speak about your child's personality?
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Ever wondered why your elder daughter prefers red while the younger one prefers green? Well, from character insights to behaviour patterns, colours can define your child's personality, says an expert.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Talks on Masood Azhar under progress: Chinese envoy
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) China supports India on combating terrorism and a discussion to declare Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar a "global terrorist" is in progress, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
SP patronizing 'copying mafia', playing with future of youth: Modi
Gonda (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh of protecting and patronizing the "copying mafia" in the state which was harming the future of the youth.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Pope meets families of Dhaka attack victims
Vatican City, Feb 24 (IANS) Pope Francis met the families of the nine Italians killed in last year's terrorist attack at a cafe in the Bangladesh capital, a media report said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Terrorism
'Mona Darling': Convoluted and pretentious (IANS Review, Rating: *)
Film: "Mona Darling"; Director: Shashi Sudigala; Cast: Anshuman Jha, Divya Menon, Suzanna Mukherjee, Sanjay Suri; Rating: *
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Police won't go after 'imaginary' accused: Kerala CM
Kannur, Feb 24 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said the police won't go after "imaginary" accused persons in the kidnapping of the Malayalam actress.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bihar SSC chairman arrested in test paper leak case
Patna, Feb 24 (IANS) The Bihar Police on Friday arrested the state's Staff Selection Commission Chairman from neighbouring Jharkhand in connection with a leakage of question papers, an official here said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Ignoring Indian talent China's mistake: Daily
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) Ignoring Indian talent and attaching too much importance to the workforce from the US and Europe is China's mistake, a Chinese daily said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Wanted to connect with youth through 'Roadies': Harbhajan Singh
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh says he wanted to connect with youth and that's what urged him to be part of youth-based reality show "MTV Roadies Rising".
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Man stabs himself in front of Seoul Mayor
Seoul, Feb 24 (IANS) An elderly man on Friday stabbed himself while Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon was speaking at the opening of an exhibition, South Korean officials said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kolkata hospital refuses to release patient over money, alleges kin
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) A man who was critically injured in a road accident in West Bengal died on Thursday night due to "inadequate treatment" by a private hospital, which had also refused to allow the kin to shift him to a state-run hospital unless they paid up the full amount, the family alleged on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Singtel, Ericsson launch consumer IoT solution
Singapore, Feb 24 (IANS) Singaporean telecommunications company Singtel and Swedish communication technology firm Ericsson on Friday announced a partnership to co-develop a consumer internet of things (IoT) solution called Assured+.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Singapore,Technology,Business/Economy
Seoul court holds first hearing against Volkswagen
Seoul, Feb 24 (IANS) A Seoul court on Friday held the first hearing on a compensation suit filed by hundreds of South Korean customers against German carmaker Volkswagen over vehicles with manipulated emissions data.
2017-02-24
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Military won't be used for deportations: US official
Mexico City, Feb 24 (IANS) US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has pledged that the military would not be used to expel undocumented immigrants from America, a media report said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tom Cruise to reconnect with daughter Suri
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise is reportedly ready to reunite with daughter Suri after more than three years.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Scarlett to host 'Saturday Night Live' for fifth time
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson has been announced to host the TV show "Saturday Night Live" on March 11.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Lady Gaga obsessed with Barbra Streisand
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga reportedly wants to follow the footsteps of singer Barbra Streisand, the only artist to have number one albums in each of the last six decades.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indian's killing: Mission officials rush to Kansas
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday expressed shock over the shooting incident in the US in which an Indian-origin man was killed and another injured, and said that two Indian Embassy officials have rushed to the state of Kansas where the incident took place.
2017-02-24
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Sonia, Rahul greet people on Maha Shivratri
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday greeted people on the occasion of Maha Shivratri.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
First Test: Australia lead by 201 runs at tea on Day 2
Pune, Feb 24 (IANS) Australia scored 46/2 in the second innings, taking their lead to 201 runs at tea on the second day of the first cricket Test against India at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
FC Barcelona, Mission Hills Group to partner China's Hainan
Haikou (China), Feb 24 (IANS) Futball Club Barcelona (FCB) and Mission Hills Group announced a landmark collaboration on Friday to make Hainan province a hub of football for China and the wider region.
2017-02-24
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
State associations to meet after CoA's deadline
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Running against time to meet the deadline of March 1 for filing a compliance report on the Lodha Committee directives given to them by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), the state associations are set to have an informal meeting soon on the next course of action, a top BCCI source said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Maha Shivratri celebrated across Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Feb 24 (IANS) Maha Shivratri was celebrated on Friday in Uttar Pradesh, with hundreds of thousands thronging Shiva temples across the sprawling state.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Spring coming sooner to Arctic due to climate change
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Nature's clock is running fast in the Arctic, thanks to climate change. Due to diminishing sea ice cover, spring is coming sooner to some plant species in the low Arctic of Greenland, while other species are delaying their emergence amid warming winters, says a study.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Trump wants 'intel report' to support travel ban
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has assigned the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to help build a legal case for its temporary travel ban on individuals from seven countries, a senior White House official said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
We do not discriminate between Ramadan and Diwali: Akhilesh Yadav
Faizabad (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegation that his government discriminated against a religion and favoured another.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics