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'Let her rot on jail': Father of girl who made pro-Pak slogans
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) The father of Bengaluru girl Amulya, who was arrested and jailed on sedition charges, on Friday condemned his 19-year-old daughter for shouting pro-Pakistan slogans at an anti-CAA rally a day ago here.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Need efforts towards cultural renaissance: Vice President
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu on Friday called for efforts towards a cultural renaissance, to promoting the country's rich cultural and spiritual heritage.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Hoardings in Kolkata ask Sovan Chatterjee to make a comeback
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Ahead of the polls to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, hoardings appeared on Friday across the city urging former Mayor Sovan Chatterjee to make a comeback and restore the metropolis to its glorious self, triggering speculation of him emerging as the mayoral face of the BJP.
2020-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Arrest made in Kashmir over misuse of VPN
Handwara, Feb 21 (IANS) Days after J&K Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh said at a press conference that those found misusing internet Virtual Private Network (VPN) and spreading rumours on social media will be dealt with strictly, the Jammu and Kashmir Police started arresting people involved in misusing VPN in Kashmir.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
President Kovind in Bengaluru on 2-day visit
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Friday on a two-day visit, an official said.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
ED attaches Rs 7.6 cr assets in Rs 5,300 cr Surat hawala case
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 7.63 crore of the prime accused in the Rs 5,395 crore Surat hawala money laundering case.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Vikas' to make a comeback in Assam polls
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Next year when Assam goes to the polls, chances are high that you won't listen to any speech by BJP leaders on Citizenship Act. So much so, the party leadership is being convinced to harp on development of Assam and project itself as an inclusive, secular party and not bring in divisive issues.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hyderabad police again foil Shaheen Bagh-style protest
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Police here on Friday foiled another attempt to organise a Shaheen Bagh-style protest against the CAA, NPR and NRC as it dispersed a group of protestors gathered here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
DoT clears Bharti Infratel-Indus Tower merger deal: Sources
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications on Friday approved the long-pending merger of Bharti Infratel with Indus Towers to help both telcos, particularly Vodafone Idea, to sell their stakes in the entity to raise funds.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ISL: Goian nets winner as Chennaiyin qualify for playoffs
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) There was heart-break for Mumbai City FC in the most poetic form when Lucian Goian scored the winner against his former club to help Chennaiyin FC qualify for the Indian Super League (ISL) playoffs with a 1-0 win at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Trai recommends new M&A norms for faster merger approvals
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Trai on Friday recommended that while both subscriber base and revenue are considered in determining marketshare for mobile and internet service providers, revenue should be taken into account in marketshare calculation for other services like national and international long distance telephony.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
J&K Cyber Police file case against online fraudsters
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) The J&K Cyber Police (Kashmir zone) has registered a case against online fraudsters for duping a lady from Srinagar of Rs 22 lakh on the pretext of her having won a lottery.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sharath-Sathiyan pair storms into doubles Hungary Open final
Budapest, Feb 21 (IANS) The Indian pair of A. Sharath Kamal and G. Sathiyan succeeded in toppling experienced top seeds Kwan Kit Ho and Chun Ting Wong of Hong Kong in the mens doubles to enter the final of the ITTF World Tour Hungary Open here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
Police begin probe in 'Indian 2' accident, crane operator held
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) Chennai police has begun a probe into an accident involving the collapse of a crane while constructing a set for the shooting of Kamal Haasan-starrer "Indian 2", a police official said on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Biggest thieves at Gandhiji's b'day at Rajghat: Visva-Bharati VC
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) In a series of controversial outbursts, Visva-Bharati University Vic -Chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty on Friday likened the institution with a "goose that lays golden eggs" but said it was sick and in ventilation due to a precarious financial position.
2020-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
We didn't adapt to Poonam's slower deliveries: Healy
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Alyssa Healy admitted that Australia walked into Poonam Yadavs trap as the leg-spinner inspired India to a 17-run victory in the ICC Womens T20 World Cup opener here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Andhra sets up SIT to probe Amaravati land deals
Amaravati, Feb 21 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Friday set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe insider trading in land transactions in Amaravati and other irregularities allegedly committed by previous TDP government headed by Chandrababu Naidu.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Key Modi aide Khulbe makes comeback to PMO
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Bhaskar Khulbe, a key aide to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is making a comeback to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) as a case by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) appears to have been closed.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Great!: Trump reacts to 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan'
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) American President Donald Trump lauded the Bollywood gay rom-com "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan" on Friday. President Trumps praise for the film came in the wake of a tweet posted by human rights campaigner and LGBTQ+ activist Peter Tatchells social media post praising the Ayushmann Khurrana starrer.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Barcelona Spain Masters: Saina bows out, Jayaram in quarters
Barcelona, Feb 21 (IANS) Veteran shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the $170,000 Barcelona Spain Masters after she lost in straight games to Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the quarterfinals here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
FIH Pro League: India go down fighting 3-4 to holders Australia
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) India lost 3-4 to defending champions Australia but not before they put up a spirited display in their first match of the two-leg FIH Pro League encounter here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
India, Maldives discuss expansion of bilateral cooperation
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India and Maldives on Friday discussed expanding their bilateral cooperation and mutual interests in areas of security and law enforcement cooperation, officials said.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Jharkhand seeks MEA help to secure release of 30 labourers
Ranchi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has sought help from the Ministry of External Affairs in securing the release of over 30 labourers held up by a transmission company at Muscat in Oman.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Asian Wrestling C'Ships: Happiness in defeat for Vinesh
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Vinesh Phogat's hoodoo against Japanese world No.3 Mayu Mukaida continued as the Asian Games gold medallist lost 2-6 in her 53kg bout at the Asian Wrestling Championships here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Mhadei dispute: K'taka celebrating too early, says Goa BJP
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) Karnataka may be celebrating too early following the Supreme Court's nod on Thursday to notification of the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal award, Goa BJP spokesperson Narendra Sawaikar said on Friday, even as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said his government would seek a stay in the apex court to prevent Karnataka from obtaining permissions required for diversion of Mhadei water.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Get your train ticket queries answered with voice-enabled service in Hindi
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) In a bid to resolve queries of railway passengers over the internet pertaining to various services offered by the national transporter in an easy language, the Indian Railways has introduced artificial intelligence-based AskDisha chatbot services in Hindi.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Qatar Airways freighters depart for China with relief items
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Five planes of Qatar Airways Cargo on Friday departed for China carrying around 300 tonnes of medical supplies donated by the airline to support cornavirus relief efforts.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Congress reminds BJP, RSS of coming to power in 2014 by invoking nationalism
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Congress on Friday took up RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's recent remarks on 'nationalism' and attacked the BJP -- which came to power in 2014 on this plank -- for "distancing" itself from it.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Opulence beckons Trumps at ITC Maurya
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) ITC Maurya has virtually turned into a fortress as the countdown begins to receive the most powerful man in the world -- US President Donald Trump.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Maha Shivratri: Massive jam on Delhi-Gurugram highway
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Commuters had a harrowing time on the Delhi-Gurugram highway on the festival of Maha Shivratri on Friday, as hundreds of people were stranded in traffic for several hours due to a huge crowd of devotees at the Lord Shiva statue in south Delhi's Mahipalpur area.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Uddhav meets Sonia, Cong says will take up NPR, CAA
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday met Sonia Gandhi at her residence in Delhi. The meeting lasted more than an hour, sources said.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DoT nod to Indus Tower-Infratel merger to help telcos raise cash
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The government has approved the long-pending merger of Bharti Infratel with Indus Towers. Official sources said the Department of Telecom has approved the merger wi thout any conditions.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tweeple hail 'Women in Blue's' thrilling win over Australia
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Twitterati heaped praises on the 'Women in Blue' after India's stunning 17-run victory over Australia in the women's T20 World Cup opener in Sydney on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bengaluru girl Amulya a prolific anti-establishment activist
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Amulya, the 19-year-old college student, who triggered national outrage by shouting "Pakistan zindabad" at an anti-CAA rally here a day ago, is a prolific anti-establishment activist, online and offline.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Govt to encourage formation of 'cluster villages'
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Central government, under the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission, is encouraging formation of "cluster villages" so as to enable them to get facilities available in urban areas.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Married woman set on fire by private bus conductor in TN
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) A young woman and mother of two was set on fire by a private bus conductor in Cuddalore district on Friday due to an one-side love story.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Another youth tortured in Raj for 'theft', video goes viral
Jaipur, Feb 21 (IANS) Close on the heels of the recent incident in Rajasthan's Nagaur where two Dalits were tortured for allegedly stealing money, another similar incident has come to fore in the state's Barmer where a youth was mercilessly beaten and a rod allegedly inserted into his private parts on suspicion of theft.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Italians flown back from China released from quarantine
Rome, Feb 21 (IANS/AKI) Thirty-six Italians who were repatriated on from the Chinese city of Wuhan - epicentre of the current coronavirus outbreak - and quarantined at the Cecchignola military zone here on February 3 were allowed to leave on Friday, officials said.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
3,000 tonnes of gold reserves found in UP's Sonbhadra
Sonbhadra (UP), Feb 21 (IANS) An estimated 3,000 tonnes of gold reserves have been found in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra district, the Department of Geology and Mining confirmed on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Another man tortured in Raj for 'theft', video goes viral
Jaipur, Feb 21 (IANS) Close on the heels of the recent incident in Rajasthan's Nagaur where two Dalits were tortured for allegedly stealing money, another similar incident has come to fore in the state's Barmer where a youth was mercilessly beaten and a rod allegedly inserted into his private parts on suspicion of theft.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sooni Taraporevala: Have shown religious harmony subtly in 'Yeh Ballet'
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Director Sooni Taraporevala says her upcoming film "Yeh Ballet" reflects her belief of co-existence and religious harmony in a subtle manner.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hope trials are conducted for Asian Olympic qualifiers: Sakshi
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Sakshi Malik lost a closely fought gold medal match in the 65kg category at the Asian Wrestling Championships here on Friday. The weight class she was fighting in was a non-Olympic one due to her defeat in the trials before the tournament to 18-year-old Sonam in 62kg.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Bengaluru cops learn Zumba to beat stress, Netizens amused
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A hilarious video of police personnel from Bengaluru's northeast division grooving to Samba beats during a Zumba training programme has gone viral, leaving the Twitterati amused.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
ED attaches properties of Maoist leader in Bihar
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached the properties of two Maoist leaders in Bihar and Jharkhand, the central probe agency on Friday again attached properties worth Rs 1.15 crore of several other Maoist leaders in Bihar in a money laundering case.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Fifth edition of ACG-NBA Jump programme starts Feb 22
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the ACG Worldwide Group on Friday announced the launch of the fifth edition of ACG-NBA Jump, India's first national basketball scouting programme.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Prashant Kishor takes over AAP campaign strategy, Nagender Sharma exits
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Delhi government's media advisor Nagender Sharma, considered a confidant of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as he had been with him since the beginning of his political career, has abruptly exited from the Aam Aadmi Party.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Deepfake video shows Bezos, Musk in 'Star Trek' episode
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) A deepfake video that shows Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a "Star Trek" episode has garnered a lot of interest online because it appears quite realistic.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Wipro Digital buy US firm Rational Interaction
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Global software major Wipro's digital arm on Friday said it acquired US-based Rational Interaction to enhance its customer experience offerings.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
No body should fear CAA or NPR, says Uddhav after meeting PM
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said no body should feel threatened by the new citizenship law (CAA) or National Population Register as these measures are not meant to drive away anyone from the country.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ihana Dhillon dazzles in yellow
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Ihana Dhillon loves wowing fans with her fashion statements, and she was recently seen doing the same with a photo-op where she turns on the heat in a yellow dress and sporty shoes.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MI junior cricket meet: Gandhi blossoms for JCBN International
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Vansh Gandhi scored a swashbuckling hundred to enable JBCN International School, Borivali, register a comprehensive 140-run win over The Blossoms STE School, Marine Lines, in the Mumbai Indians Junior Cricket Tournament at the Azad Maidan here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
US, Taliban ceasefire from midnight, peace deal on Feb 29
New Delhi/Kabul, Feb 21 (IANS) A week-long "reduction in violence" pact between the Taliban, the United States and Afghan security forces will come into effect from midnight on Friday night, paving the way for the peace deal which is to be signed on February 29.
2020-02-21
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Politics
Asian Wrestling C'Ships: Silver for Sakshi, Vinesh wins bronze
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Star grappler Sakshi Malik went down fighting in the final of the 65 kg category to remain content with a silver at the Asian Wrestling Championships being held at the KD Jadhav Wrestling Hall here on Friday, while Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat won a bronze.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
AR Rahman: '99 Songs' a feel-good movie, not art film
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian music maestro AR Rahman assures that "99 Songs", his debut film as a scriptwriter and producer, is feel-good fare and not an art film.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sachin-Jigar to provide platform for aspiring artistes
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Music composer duo Sachin-Jigar are set to launch Gujarat Cultural Movement, an initiative to provide a platform to aspiring artistes across fields.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tributes paid to victims on Hyderabad blasts' 7th anniversary
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Tributes were paid to victims of twin bomb blasts at Dilsukhnagar here to mark the seventh anniversary of the terror attack.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Terrorism
TT: Indian pairs assured of medal in Budapest
Budapest, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian pairs of A. Sharath Kamal and G. Sathiyan in men's doubles and Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra in mixed doubles assured themselves of a medal each as they entered the semifinals of the ITTF World Tour Hungary Open here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
Riteish Deshmukh talks about playing evil on-screen
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Riteish Deshmukh surprised the audience with his evil act in the 2004 film "Ek Villain". He followed it up last year with "Marjaavaan" that presented him in a meaner role.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amarjeet Sinha, Bhaskar Kulbe appointed advisors to PM
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Retired IAS officers Amarjeet Sinha and Bhaskar Kulbe were on Friday appointed advisors to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a Ministry of Personnel order said.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ranveer Singh has too much of extra energy: Boman Irani
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Boman Irani will be seen sharing screen space with superstar Ranveer Singh twice this year. In Kabir Khan's "83", he plays legendary wicketkeeper-batsman Farokh Engineer while Ranveer essays World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev. In Yash Raj Film' "Jayeshbhai Jordaar", Irani is Ranveers father.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Antulay daughter's eulogy to parents' love story (IANS Special)
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Nearly seven decades after her parents "lived" the love-story of their youth through an exchange of letters, their doting daughter has now published those communication in a book form.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
'Legalising 'matka' gambling will improve Goa's GST collection'
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) Legalising 'matka' gambling will improve Goa's GST collection and help provide formal employment to nearly 20,000 people who are currently accepting gambling bets illegally, Goa's Ports Minister Michael Lobo said on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
CCI approves stake sale in GMR Airports to France's ADP
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the sale of 49 per cent stake in GMR Airports to France's Groupe ADP through the green channel mechanism.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Trump's 2018 Beast to be on Delhi roads
New Delhi/Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania will be driven around in India in his 'Beast', a 2018 model of a unique Cadillac which serves as a miniature version of White House.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Dalits to hold march over SC reservation verdict
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Following the Supreme Court judgement on reservations, Dalit leaders under Aarakshan Bachao Sangharsh Samiti led by Udit Raj will march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar here on Saturday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Returns on equity of BSE500 companies at 16-year low: Report
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Return on equity (RoE), a key strategic metric used to evaluate the capital allocation efficiency of a company, is at a 16 year low for the S&P BSE 500 companies, a research report said on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Only assisting interlocutors': Ex-CIC clears Shaheen Bagh role
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Central Information Commissioner (CIC) Wajahat Habibullah on Friday clarified that his role in the parleys with the Shaheen Bagh protestors is only limited to assisting "fruitful talks" and that he is not one of the interlocutors appointed by the Supreme Court.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC/ST Women Welfare Cell, 'Mohalla Marshals' on anvil: Delhi Min
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Delhi Women and Child Development Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Friday said that the government was planning to establish SC/ST Women Welfare Cell and deploy 'Mohalla Marshals' across the city to ensure women's safety.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
AIADMK hits out at DMK over NRC
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK on Friday hit out at opposition DMK saying it is carrying out false propaganda and creating confusion in the Muslim community over the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2020-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
17 injured as rock rolls down on devotees in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) At least 17 devotees were injured after a large boulder hit them while they were standing in queue for darshan of the presiding deity at hilltop Jatia Baba Temple in Odisha's Sundargarh district on Friday, said police.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Workers torch cars after jute mill closure in Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Over 3,000 workers were rendered jobless after a jute mill management announced indefinite suspension of work citing financial difficulties at the Waverly Jute Mill in 24 Parganas (North) district's Shyamnagar on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Minerva Academy to conduct trials in Manipur
Ludhiana, Feb 21 (IANS) Minerva Academy is going to conduct trials in Manipur, a statement said. The trials will start from February 28 in Chandel District of Manipur and over the course of 10 days will be held across the state.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
AI-powered mannequins to fight crimes in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) In India's tech city, disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) will soon empower mannequins to fight crime, spot traffic offenders, fine drunk drivers and rein in criminals across the city, a top official said.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National
'PGCIL would not be liable to pay Rs 22,000 cr AGR payment'
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Non-telecom company PowerGrid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL), which has been asked by the DoT to pay Rs 22,000 crore AGR dues, would not be liable to make these payments, an analyst report said.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
MP govt withdraws vasectomy circular
Bhopal, Feb 21 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government was on Friday hustled into withdrawing a National Health Mission circular on motivating men for vasectomies.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
ED attaches properties of liquor mafia in Bihar
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said it has attached properties worth Rs 1.32 crore allegedly belonging to a member of liquor mafia in Bihar's Ara district. The suspect was also involved in the selling of spurious liquor which killed 21 persons in 2011.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gaiety marks Shivaratri in Telugu states
Amaravati/Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Traditional gaiety and religious fervour marked Maha Shivaratri in the two Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion
Reservations should be out of court's jurisdiction: Paswan
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said the government should put reservations in the ninth schedule of the Constitution so that the matter is out of the court's jurisdiction.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
7 in 10 organisations saw hacking attempts via IoT
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) Seven in 10 organisations have reported either a successful or attempted hack to their systems via their Internet of Things (IoT) devices, revealed a new survey.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
DoT launches '5G Hackathon' with Rs 2.5 cr prize money
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) In its endeavour to identify and promote applications relevant to India in the 5G realm, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has launched '5G Hackathon' in association with a number of government, academia and industry stakeholders.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Flight crew, air traffic controllers to be tested for drugs
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will from now on test flight crew members and air traffic controllers for use of drugs.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Abdul Rahman-Nargis Antulay: Daughter's eulogy to parents' love story (IANS Special)
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Nearly seven-decades after her parents 'lived' the love-story of their youth through an exchange of letters, their doting daughter has now published those communication in a book form.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Samsung's new EUV-equipped chip line begins mass production
Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest memory chipmaker, has said its new semiconductor fabrication line in South Korea using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technology has begun mass production.
2020-02-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Google sued by New Mexico AG for spying on kids in classrooms
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) Google has been sued by New Mexico's Attorney General Hector Balderas who said that the tech giant used its educational products, such as Chromebooks, to spy on the state's children and families.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Trump visit to Ashram 'cancelled', roadshow reduced from 22 km to 9km
Gandhinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will be cutting short his stay in Ahmedabad to accommodate his likely Agra visit and the dinner at Delhi. Sources said his visit to the Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati is in all likelihood cancelled.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
China withholds permission to India for delivering relief in Wuhan
New Delhi/Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) China has decided to withhold permission to a special Indian flight that was to deliver medical and relief supplies and evacuate remaining Indians from Wuhan, the epicentre of Covid-19 epidemic.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
I-League: Neroca pip Gokulam to come out of relegation zone
Imphal, Feb 21 (IANS) Neroca FC pipped Gokulam Kerala 3-2 to come out of the relegation zone in an I-League clash here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football
Researchers find secret to achieve goals
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Researchers have provided new insights into why people often make unrealistic plans that are doomed to fail.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mohun Bagan look to overturn 1st-leg result against Churchill
Margao, Feb 21 (IANS) In a way, it could be termed as a grudge match for table-toppers Mohun Bagan as they take on Churchill Brothers at the Fatorda Stadium here on Saturday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
Uddhav meets PM Modi for first time since Sena-BJP split
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Amid a growing rift between the Shiv Sena and its ideologically opposite alliance partners -- Congress and the NCP, Sena chief and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' actress Ishita Raj in Luv Ranjan's next
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) "Pyaar Ka Punchnama" actress Ishita Raj has bagged a role in filmmaker Luv Ranjan's next movie titled "Wild Wild Punjab".
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UK-based IRM to help Indian entrepreneurs become risk-ready
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) With an aim to help Indian entrepreneurs and companies become risk-ready, the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), the UK, has introduced its 5-Level Global ERM Qualifications in India.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kerala ayurveda festival to tap global market opportunities
Kochi, Feb 21 (IANS) The fourth edition of Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF 2020), scheduled to be held here looks towards putting in place an international cooperation conclave so as to tap the potential of the global market place, research initiatives and medical tourism opportunities, said Union Minister V Muraleedharan .
2020-02-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Features
Jerrika Hinton on burdens of being a trailblazer
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Jerrika Hinton says playing the first black women to be inducted into the FBI, in the series "Hunters", made her realise that being a trailblazer comes with a burden.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sunny Leone to host a day out for special kids
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone is co-organising a day out for special kids.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Al Pacino: 1970s a dark period of my life
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Hollywood veteran Al Pacino doesnt like to remember the 1970s because it was "a dark period" of his life.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Build underground bunkers, demand Kupwara sarpanchs
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Continued shelling from Pakistan is taking a heavy toll on the residents of Karnah Kupwara because the government has been dilly dialling on the construction underground bunkers in the border areas of Kashmir, a group of sarpanchs from Karnah, Kupwara, told reporters at Press Enclave here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
ISL: Bengaluru and ATK faceoff in battle of attrition
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) ATK will look to do the double over Bengaluru FC when they come here to face the defending champions in an Indian Super League clash at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Saturday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Mumbai cops had intel on killing of Gulshan Kumar: Rakesh Maria
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Mumbai police had detailed intelligence on a plot to kill music baron Gulshan Kumar, down to the name of the underworld don whose gang had been assigned the task, and did all it could to protect him but the appearance of the UP Police upset the equation, former Maharashtra DGP Rakesh Maria writes in his memoirs.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Ranji Knockouts: Gujarat, Bengal remain in driver's seat after Day 2
Valsad, Feb 21 (IANS) Roosh Kalaria slammed his third first-class hundred as Gujarat remained in the driver's seat after reducing Goa to 46/2, still leading by 556 runs at stumps on Day 2 of the first Ranji Trophy quarterfinal here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Bhumi Pednekar: Growing responsibility as actor a happy problem
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar is busier than ever, and she says that an increase in professional responsibility and fan frenzy is a happy problem for any actor.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Women's T20 WC: Poonam Yadav spins Ind to win over Aus in opener
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Poonam Yadav's leg-spinning masterclass saw India complete an unlikely turnaround to open the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 in style with a pulsating victory over Australia.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
72 hrs before Trump lands, SJM warns against 'non-veg' milk
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Barely 72 hours before US President Donald Trump lands in India, the RSS's economic arm has warned Modi government against promising of any trade deal that allows the US to eat into India's over Rs 10,000 billion dairy business.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Another nun levels sex abuse allegations against bishop
Kochi, Feb 21 (IANS) Another Kerala nun on Friday levelled grave allegations of sexual abuse against former Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal, who is already out on bail in a case of sexually assaulting a nun between 2014 and 2016.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IBM tech support to institutes fighting COVID-19
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) Software giant IBM on Friday said it will provide its Clinical Development (ICD) system free of charge to institutions in China that are researching novel coronavirus (COVID-19) drugs and conducting related clinical trials.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
Solar projects delayed by coronavirus in China may get relief
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) In a big relief to renewable energy projects, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will give extra time for the commissioning of power projects that face delays due to squeezing of supply lines from China which is facing deadly spread of coronavirus.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Microsoft to bring antivirus software to Android, iOS
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) Microsoft has announced that it will bring its antivirus software Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to iOS and Android.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Flipkart urges Karnataka High Court to quash CCI probe
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Days after the Karnataka High Court ordered a stay on the anti-trust probe on e-commerce majors Amazon and Flipkart, Walmart-backed Flipkart has moved the court urging it to set aside the probe.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Constitutional manipulations, kidney scams, debate as US prez poll nears (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Read about the brutalisation of the Indian Constitution only months after it was enacted; navigate your way through the innumerable kidney transplant scams that have rocked India over the decades; and finally, learn about the apprehensions of voters as the US heads for a presidential election.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Pakistan's propaganda on FATF proven false: India
New Delhi/Paris, Feb 21 (IANS) India on Friday commended Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for its decision to retain Pakistan in the punitive grey list because of its failure to curb terror funding.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Third hat-trick that I have missed: Poonam Yadav
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Poonam Yadav led the way as India downed defending champions Australia by 17 runs in the opening match of the 2020 ICC Women's World Cup. Poonam almost completed a hat-trick and took four wickets for 19 runs to help India succesfully defend a low target of 133.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Women's T20 WC: Get the Cup home, says Edulji after Ind beat Aus
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Former captain Diana Edulji hailed India's stunning 17-run victory in the Women's T20 World Cup opener against holders Australia, but added that the batters also need to come to the party going forward.
2020-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Shama Sikander brightens up in yellow
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Shama Sikander says sexy is a state of mind, as she lights up in yellow outfits.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP slams TRS' silence over Waris Pathan, anti-India slogans
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) The BJP's Telangana unit on Friday asked Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao if he could still claim to be secular despite his TRA being associated with the AIMIM which made "hateful, insinuating statements" against a particular committee.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Mhadei dispute: K'taka celebrating too early, says Goa BJP
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) Karnataka may be celebrating too early following the Supreme Court's nod on Thursday to notification of the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal award, Goa BJP spokesperson Narendra Sawaikar said on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Onsitego gets $19 mn Series B funding from Zodius Capital, Accel
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Onsitego, India's leading after-sales services firm, raised USD 19 million Series B funding led by Zodius Growth Fund with participation from existing investor, Accel Partners.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
AR Rahman: I am politically illiterate by choice
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman feels although the world is going through a socio-political turmoil, and every second person is expressing political opinion in an aggressive manner, he chooses to channelise his energy in making music, stories and art that can bring about a positive change in the mind of the youngsters.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Hope Trump visit outcome in national interest: Congress
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The opposition Congress on Friday welcomed US President Donald Trump's coming visit to India but cautioned the government to take the utmost care to ensure that it did not turn into a Trump re-election campaign in the Indian diaspora.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BCCI sends Kohli, Shami, Dhawan, Kuldeep's name for Asia XI T20Is
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has sent the names of skipper Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Shikhar Dhawan and Kuldeep Yadav to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as the latter gets ready to host two T20Is between Asia XI and World XI to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The matches will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka on March 18 and 21.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Samsung picks outside director as new board chair
Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. announced on Friday it has named an outside director as the new chief of its board of directors. The South Korean tech titan said outside director Bahk Jae-wan will take over as the new chair.
2020-02-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Russia to host new format of AIBA World Cup 2020
Budapest, Feb 21 (IANS) Russia became the first country to host the new format of the AIBA Team World Cup in 2020. AIBA Executive committee members voted to approve the bid during the meeting in Budapest on February 17.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Cricket
Sanjay Gagnani on balancing 'Naagin' and 'Kundali Bhagya'
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Gagnani is excited about being part of "Naagin 4". He also stars in another hit TV show, "Kundali Bhagya". He feels that the teams of both of the shows will ensure that even if he has shoot for both on the same day, he doesn't get tired.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bollywood stars wish fans on Maha Shivaratri
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Bollywood celebs took to social media to share good wishes for their fans and prayers to Lord Shiva on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Twitterati thumbs-up to squats for free platform tickets
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Twitter users have given the thumbs-up to the Railways initiative to give free platform tickets to anyone doing 30 squats in 3 minutes, with a 25-second video clip posted on the social media going viral.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Fit India push at Delhi station impresses Twitterati
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A 25 second video that went viral on Friday within minutes of being shared by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal giving a huge thumbsup to the Fit India movement, received big applause from netizens.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Coronavirus: FB, Sony pull out of Game Developers Conference
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) Big technology players such as Facebook and Sony have pulled out of the forthcoming Games Developer Conference (GDC) over concerns of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. This comes after coronavirus derailed the world's biggest mobile exhibition -- the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
MP Diya Kumari urges probe into missing tigers in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Feb 21 (IANS) Rajsamand MP Diya Kumari, who is also a member of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), has written a letter to the Union Minister of Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar expressing her disappointment and concern over a recent confidential report submitted to the state government.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Amazon removing products that claim to cure coronavirus
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) E-commerce giant Amazon has warned sellers that it is removing listings for products from the platform that claim to cure the novel coronavirus.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,National
'Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship' sinks under cliches (IANS Review; Rating: * *)
"Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship"; Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Ashutosh Rana, Direction: Bhanu Pratap Singh; Rating: * * (two stars)
2020-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
J&K Police arrest man with JeM links in Budgam
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) J&K Police have arrested a person linked to proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) at Budgam in central Kashmir.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Fiscal deficit as GDP percentage touched 4.56% in Dec: FinMin data
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Fiscal deficit as a percentage of GDP touched 4.56 per cent as of December 2019 with total receipts pegged at Rs 11.77 lakh crore against a higher expenditure of Rs 21.09 lakh crore, data of government accounts showed.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan': Shallow but fun (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)
"Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan"; Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao, Manurishi Chaddha; Director: Hitesh Kewalya; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Centre bans 2 rice cultivation insecticides, ACFI opposes
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Centre has imposed a ban on two widely used insecticides in rice cultivation -- Tricyclazole & Buprofezin -- through the Insecticide Prohibition Order 2020 under Gazette notification.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No meeting with Trump yet: Congress
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Congress has said it has not received any invitation yet for its leaders to meet US President Donald Trump on his upcoming visit to India.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
International Mother Language Day observed in Tripura
Agartala, Feb 21 (IANS) The International Mother Language Day was observed in Tripura on Friday with colourful processions, functions, discussions, seminars and other events.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Hyderabad varsity union condemn fine on students
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) University of Hyderabad Students Union on Friday condemned the imposition of fine on three students for organising a 'Shaheen Bagh Night' event on the campus and demanded that it be revoked.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Students should develop positive outlook: Venkaiah Naidu
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday called upon students to develop a positive and constructive outlook and also have healthy debate on national and international issues.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education
Signboards, milestones in Punjab to have Punjabi inscription
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) The Punjab government on Friday announced to make it mandatory for all government and semi-government institutions, boards and corporations to write signboards in Gurmukhi script.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Goyal tweets video of Segway-borne cop at Madgaon station
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) In a first, Government Railway Police at the Madgaon railway station in South Goa have hopped on to Segways to whiz through crowded platforms and create awareness among passengers about safety and other precautions.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National
Clamour grows for new chief, Congress says CWC to take call
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Clamour is growing within the Congress for appointment of a full time President with several leaders claiming a "leadership crisis" within the party but the party has rejected the charges.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Giro d'Italia announces partnership with Tissot
Budapest, Feb 21 (IANS) Having renewed its links with prestigious cycling events like Tour de France and the Vuelta in 2016, global watch-making brand Tissot is now completing the Triple Crown with the Giro d'Italia, thus making it the first Swiss official timekeeper in the history of the three biggest cycle tours. Tissot is now involved in the ASO's three biggest cycle races as well as the Tour of Germany.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
Fit India: Do 30 squats, walk away with free platform ticket
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Want to remain fit and also save some bucks in the process? Well, the Railways has come up with a novel way to promote the 'Fit India' movement by installing squat machines at the Anand Vihar railway station here to dispense free platform tickets to people who do 30 squats in three minutes.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gargi case: Maliwal, students discuss future course of action
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The meeting between the the students of Delhi University's all girls Gargi College and the Delhi Commission of Women chief Swati Maliwal concluded on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anti-drone system clears trials ahead of Trump visit
Gandhinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) The anti-drone system deployed in Ahmedabad, as part of security preparedness during US President Donald Trump's visit, has successfully cleared trials conducted on Friday. The field tests come ahead of the US President's visit to Ahmedabad on February 24.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Dutee to seek Olympic qualification standard at KIUG
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) World University Games champion Dutee Chand will resume her quest for the Olympic Games qualifying standard at the inaugural Khelo India University Games that begin here on Saturday. "Yes, I will sprint for my University (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology) next week," she confirmed during training on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Athletics
One Championship to launch format of 'The Apprentice' in Asia
Singapore, Feb 21 (IANS) The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship (ONE), on Friday announced the launch of 'The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition under license from MGM Television.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Other Sports
Jacqueline Fernandez creates 'magic' with hula hoop
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez just needed a hula hoop and a filter to create "magic" on TikTok.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bhubaneswar to host India's FIFA WC qualifier against Qatar
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) The Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar will host Indias FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier Group E tie against reigning Asian champions Qatar on March 26, All India Football Federation (AIFF) confirmed on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Apple CEO Tim Cook stalked by an Indian-origin man
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) The iPhone maker has been granted a temporary restraining order against an Indian-origin man who was said to be harassing its CEO Tim Cook and has shown up at his residence in Palo Alto twice.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Wrong to organise anti-CAA meeting on Mahashivratri
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) It is wrong to hold an anti-CAA protest meeting on occasion of Mahashivratri, BJP state president Sadanand Shet Tanavade said on Friday, ahead of a massive protest rally scheduled to be held later today in which the influential Roman Catholic Church has also publicly urged Catholics to participate in.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Kerala IT startup launches social digital assistance platform
Kochi, Feb 21 (IANS) Kerala based IT startup launched a 'social digital assistance platform' -- Bitdle -- on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Kerala,Technology
Experts hail ART Regulation Bill as 'path-breaking'
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Experts have hailed as "path-breaking" the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Regulation Bill, 2020, that provides for the regulation of assisted reproductive services in the country.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Robots takes over COVID-19 disinfection work in China
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) As China struggles to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus (COVID-19), robots were being deployed in the country's front lines in an effort to combat the disease.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
What's Modi's 'Rurban' that completed 4 years?
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) This Friday is the fourth anniversary of the launch of Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM). But what is it anyway?
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jamieson bowled exceedingly well, hit good areas: Agarwal
Wellington, Feb 21 (IANS) India opener Mayank Agarwal feels New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson, who had a dream debut on Friday in the first Test, bowled exceedingly well and used the new ball to good effect as India were left reeling at 122/5 at stumps after a rain-affected first day's play.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Storm over AIMIM Waris Pathan's 'communal speech'
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) A huge political storm has erupted over a former Mumbai legislator of All Indian Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Waris Pathan for his comments at an anti-CAA protest in neighbouring Karnataka.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
TCS only Indian firm in top 20 companies to work for in US
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Global software major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has bagged a spot as one of Fortune's Best Big Companies to Work For in 2020, a new report said on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Liquor in Haryana to cost more
Gurugram, Feb 21 (IANS) Price of liquor in Haryana will shoot sharply from April after the new excise law was passed by the state cabinet. Beer lovers though can cheer as prices slashed by Rs 10 per bottle.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Haryana,National
Rajnath Singh lays foundation stone for Thal Sena Bhavan
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday laid the foundation stone for the newly conceptualised Thal Sena Bhavan at Delhi Cantonment.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
J&K: Ceasefire violation by Pak in Poonch
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) The Pakistan Army on Friday resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu & Kashmir.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
How Microsoft Cloud helped B2B marketplace Udaan to take flight
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Online business-to-business (B2B) marketplace unicorn Udaan has said that running its operations atop Microsoft Azure has helped it maintain a lean engineering set up and quickly become one of the highest valued start-ups in the country.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
India's Jehan Daruvala signed by Red Bull F1 Jr programme
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) In a huge boost to Indian motorsport, Red Bull Racing Formula One Team have signed Jehan Daruvala for their Red Bull Junior Programme, paving the way for the country's big racing hope to compete in the FIA Formula 2 Championship.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Motorsports
Mild tremors in Assam, Meghalaya, areas bordering B'Desh
Guwahati/Shillong, Feb 21 (IANS) Mild earthquakes with a magnitude 2.9 to 3.3 hit some parts of Assam, Meghalaya and bordering Bangladesh on Friday. There was no report of any damage or casualty, official said.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Biocon chief Kiran Shaw declared EY entrepreneur of 2019
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) London-headquartered professional services giant Ernst & Young (EY) honoured Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar Shaw as the entrepreneur of the year 2019 from India, Biocon said on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Prez, PM Modi extend greetings on Maha Shivratri
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and others on Friday wished the people on the occasion of Maha Shivratri.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
ISRO to validate design, engineering of rocket carrying human
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) The Indian space agency will carry out a series of tests to validate the design and engineering of the rocket and orbital module system for the country's prestigious human space flight programme-Gaganyaan, a top official said.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Another B'luru girl held for 'Free Kashmir' placard
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Another Bengaluru woman was detained for allegedly holding a placard saying 'Free Kashmir' at a demonstration in the city to protest against the arrest of college student Amulya who had purportedly raised pro-Pakistan slogans at an anti-CAA rally a day ago, a top police official said on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Didn't like Goyal's reference to 'mini Portugal': Goa BJP prez
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) Goa BJP on Friday took objection to Union Railways and Commerce Minster Piyush Goyal's utterances last week about turning Goa into a "mini Portugal".
2020-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
One held in connection with UP student's murder
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Police on Friday arrested a suspect in conection with the murder of Prashant Singh, an engineering student at Babu Banarasi Das (BBD) University in Uttar Pradesh's capital.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
S.Korea confirms 100 more COVID-19 cases, 204 overall
Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) South Korea on Friday confirmed 100 more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total number of infections to 204.
2020-02-21
Category: International, South Korea,International
Last couple of weeks have been surreal: Jamieson
Wellington, Feb 21 (IANS) Fast bowler Kyle Jamieson had a dream debut on Friday, picking up three wickets including that of Indian captain Virat Kohli on Day 1 of New Zealand's first Test against India in Wellington. Jamieson, currently the tallest international cricketer in the world, started off by picking Cheteshwar Pujara for his first Test wicket.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Scant progress on reforms after Vatican's abuse summit
Vatican City, Feb 21 (IANS) A year has passed since a historic summit in the Vatican where Bishops and Cardinals listened to victims of abuse, but little progress has been made in the way of reforms since the unprecedented meeting, a media report said on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Politics
Court takes cognisance of chargesheet against Talwar in FCRA case
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A special court has taken cognisance of the chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a case pertaining to alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) by an NGO linked to corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Elli AvRam channels Jolie's Tomb Raider look
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Elli AvrRams look from "Malang" has garnered wide praise, and pictures from her look test reminds one of Angelina Jolies Lara Croft from Hollywood film "Tomb Raider".
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China unveils new lists of US items excluded from additional tariffs
Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) China on Friday unveiled the first set of lists of US goods to be excluded from the second round of tariff counter-measures against Washington.
2020-02-21
Category: International, China,Politics
This four-legged player is the best fielder
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Dogs are said to be best friends of human beings. They understand the language of humans like no other animal and often indulge in activities which leave us in awe.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shaan unveils his new song 'Main tujhko yaad karta hoon'
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Singer Shaan has come up with his new single "Main Tujhko Yaad Karta Hoon".
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Prince Charles to meet storm Dennis flood victims
London, Feb 21 (IANS) The UK's Prince Charles will meet victims of storm Dennis, which hit more than 1,000 homes and businesses last week, during a trip to Wales on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
RIL move on media assets to create cleaner structure
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The move by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) to aggregate the media assets in Network 18 will create a cleaner structure and is easier to manage with the reduction of listed entities, according to a report by BofA Securities.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
6-yr-old girl killed after rape in Tripura, accused held
Agartala, Feb 21 (IANS) In a barbaric incident, a 6-year-old girl was murdered after being raped by a 30-year-old man in southern Tripura, police said on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Snail named after climate activist Greta Thunberg
London, Feb 21 (IANS) A new species of snail has been named after Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg for her efforts to raise awareness about climate change, say researchers.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Govt hopeful of completing BPCL stake sale in FY21 H1
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The disinvestment department is hopeful of completing the sale of government stake in state refiner BPCL by the first half of next fiscal and is working towards that timeline where prospective bidders would be given enough time for due diligence.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Outcry over Aboriginal flag ban in Aus Anzac Day services
Canberra, Feb 21 (IANS) A decision to ban the Aboriginal flag and other forms of recognition from Anzac Day services in Western Australia (WA) has sparked widespread backlash, a media report said on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Owaisi is leader of nationwide anti-CAA protests: BJP
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A day after pro-Pakistan slogans were alleged raised at Asaduddin Owaisi's anti-CAA rally in Bengaluru and his party member Waris Pathan made communal statements, BJP called the AIMIM chief the "leader" of the nationwide protests against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Zero UPI interchange, PSP fees may hurt PhonePe, Google Pay
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Through a circular on Friday, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) said that it has agreed to revise the UPI interchange and payment service provider fees to "zero" for all domestic UPI merchant (P2M) transactions with retrospective effect from January 1, 2020.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kajal Aggarwal's dramatic first look from 'Mosagallu' unveiled
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) The first look of actress Kajal Aggarwal from her upcoming film "Mosagallu" starring Vishnu Manchu is out.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Asian Wrestling C'Ships: Vinesh to fight for bronze
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat lost to her Japanese rival Mayu Mukaida in the quarter final of the women's 53 kg category at the Asian Wrestling Championships in New Delhi on Friday. Vinesh will now face Thi Ly Kieu of Vietnam in the bronze medal match later in the day.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Buses carrying China evacuees attacked in Ukraine
Kiev, Feb 21 (IANS) Dozens of protesters in a Ukrainian town attacked buses carrying evacuees from the coronavirus-hit China, it was reported on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
Japan confident of hosting Tokyo Olympics despite coronavirus
Tokyo, Feb 21 (IANS) Japan has promised to host the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer as planned despite the seemingly worsening situation of the coronavirus outbreak, the top government spokesman said here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Japan,National,Sports
India's 1st wine in a can
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANSlife) The canned wine market is worth US$70 million in the United States which is up by 70 percent in 2018, according to Nielsen data. The report also states it has increased by 125 percent in the UK and is now worth over £3.6 million. Sula Vineyards one of India's biggest winery launches India's First Wine in a can called Dia Sparkler, making it the first player in India in this segment.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Top 5 lingerie trends
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANSlife) Are you also one of those women who tucked their lingerie in the back drawer somewhere and used it only for special occasions? If yes, then this mentality is oh so wrong. Lingerie is one such fashion item that you should invest in on a regular basis, especially considering the ones you wear every day. Yes, even the pretty, sheer lace kind too. So, prep up to spoil yourself by upgrading your lingerie drawer with trendiest lingerie sets. Shared by Siddharth Grover, Director, Groversons Paris Beauty.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Bite-size trips, conscious dining score big in Gen-Z travel
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANSlife) From the rise of minimalist getaways to vegan-friendly food experiences, travellers are seeking more unique, transformative and unforgettable experiences they are willing to pay for.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Asia's biggest LGBTI job fair is here!
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANSlife) Delhi is soon going to host its first and Asia's biggest LGBTI Conference, Job Fair and Marketplace, called RISE (Reimagining Inclusion for Social Equity).
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Flamingo couple in news for their 'parents goal'
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) An intriguing video of Flamingo couple who were feeding their babies has went viral on social media and has left netizens amazed.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
HK airport to close concourse as flights plummet
Hong Kong, Feb 21 (IANS) The Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is preparing to consolidate all flights into the main terminal building, and close a newer concourse that sits between the two runways, as passenger flights into and out of the city have dropped by two-thirds, sources said on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Sisodia demands Delhi's share in central taxes
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and demanded the Union Territory's share in central taxes and funds for Delhi municipal corporation.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Steps to improve your mental wellness
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANSlife) Feeling anxious and overwhelmed is not surprising in the 21st century. The year 2020 started under the cynical shadow of political unrest, international security threats, a run of hate crimes and what not. Not to forget about the vile expectations we allow ourselves to go through on a daily basis: become richer, lose weight, be a better person, think positively and more - the urge to meet such expectations, obligations and duties are so high that you often end up crumbling under them.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
True friendship: A flightless pigeon and puppy who can't walk
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A heartwarming photo of a pigeon that can't fly is best buds with a puppy that can't walk has gone viral on social media and has left netizens in awe.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Peeved fans tell Imtiaz Ali to do better than 'Love Aaj Kal'
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Fans clearly seem to be unhappy with Imtiaz Ali's latest release "Love Aaj Kal", and they expressed it directly to the filmmaker.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amulya has Maoist links, says K'taka CM; father denies
Mysuru (Karnataka), Feb 21 (IANS) Condemning Amulya Leona for shouting "Pakistan Zindabad" at an anti-CAA rally in Bengaluru, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Friday alleged that the college student activist had links with Maoists.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Do they want India to become Pakistan: Giriraj to Cong, RJD
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) Targeting All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi, his brother and Waris Pathan, Union Minister Giriraj Singh asked the Congress, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the alleged 'tukde-tukde gang' that 'do they want that India should become Pakistan'.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
This bacteria to fight climate change, soil pollutants
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Researchers have found a new species of soil bacteria that is particularly adept at breaking down organic matter, including the cancer-causing chemicals that are released when coal, gas, oil and refuse are burned.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Asian C'ships: Vinesh loses to Mukaida, in contention for bronze
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat lost to her Japanese rival Mayu Mukaida in the quarter final of the women's 53 kg category at the Asian Wrestling Championships in New Delhi on Friday. Vinesh will now face Thi Ly Kieu of Vietnam in the bronze medal match later in the day.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Sex education for children: When and how to begin?
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANSlife) Sex stumps us. And if it happens to be a child who wants to know what uncle and aunty are doing in a particularly strange advertisement for a condom, we want to disappear. So how does one talk about sex? When? And most importantly, why?
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Having trouble sleeping? It could be a sleep disorder
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANSlife) A good nights sleep is extremely significant to our health. If you do not get enough sleep, or sleep at an incorrect time, or sleep in breaks or have been diagnosed with a sleep disorder, this may cause sleep deficiency.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Summer is coming: Temp in Delhi to soar from Saturday
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) After a sudden drop in mercury and drizzle in the national capital, the temperature is set to soar from Saturday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Manika, Sathiyan enter pre-quarters at Hungarian Open
Budapest, Feb 21 (IANS) Commonwealth Games gold medallist Manika Batra showed nerves of steel to upset World No. 26 Chen Szu-Yu as India No. 1 Gnanasekaran Sathiyan too made a winning start to reach the pre-quarter finals of the 2020 ITTF World Tour Hungarian Open held at the Olympic Hall.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
Trump-Modi summit in India: Walking backwards from imagination
I run training programs in creative thinking and global leadership. I have also developed a global methodology known as 'Walking backwards from imagination' which is highly effective and highly appreciated by our clients worldwide. We train the participants in our programs on how to be creative leaders. One of our key methods is to train the workshop participants on how to imagine and write a press release at a future date, when the innovation that they are developing today will be ready for release in the market, say 6 months from today. It is a most powerful tool for distilling, clarifying, and focusing on what outcomes are desired, and to work backwards from the picture that they imagine in the future dated PR that they write at start of the project.
2020-02-21
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Indian couple in UAE donates late daughter's kidney to boy
Dubai, Feb 21 (IANS) An Indian couple based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has donated their late daughter's kidney to a seven-old-year boy who had been on dialysis for the last five years, a media report said on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Made in India for the world
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Rewind. Go back to 1995. Try remembering the Indian pop song and video that caught the fancy of an entire generation and sold around five million copies, with the man who featuring in it replacing Tom Cruise posters from rooms in many girls hostels.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Revenge porn' not limited to vengeance, rising rapidly
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Image-based sexual abuse, also known as 'revenge porn' is not limited to jilted ex-lovers out for vengeance, say researchers, adding that it is also used by perpetrators in stalking and sexual harassment.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Devotees throng temples in Kashmir on Mahashivratri
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Devotees thronged temples across Kashmir on the occasion of Mahashivratri on Friday, holding special prayers and paying obeisance since early morning.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Australia put India to bat in Women's T20 WC opener (Toss)
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Australia captain Meg Lanning won the toss and elected to field in the Women's T20 World Cup opener against India at the Sydney Showground Stadium on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
ECB in talks with BCCI to allow Indian women in 'The Hundred'
London, Feb 21 (IANS) If things turn out well between the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), some of the Indian women cricketers might be seen in action in 'The Hundred' competition slated to be played later in the year in the UK.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Shiv bhakt' Rahul Gandhi greets nation on Mahashivaratri
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Congress leader and self-proclaimed 'Shiv bhakt' Rahul Gandhi on Friday extended greetings to the nation on the occasion of Mahashivaratri.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Twitter could label politician's tweet having misinformation
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) Politicians and public figures may soon find it tougher to pass lies as genuine information on Twitter as the platform is considering lablelling such tweets with misinformation as "harmfully misleading", according to a leaked Twitter demo.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology
Google accessing Fitbit data major privacy risk: EU advisors
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) was warned the European Commission of the potential privacy risks of Google having access to Fitbit's data.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Revenue impact from trade agreements rises: Report
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The revenue impact on Centre's coffers from trade agreements increased by 35 per cent, despite a decline in imports, a research report showed.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Muthoot Finance raises $550mn from International Bond Market
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Muthoot Finance Ltd on Friday said it has raised $550 million from International Bond Markets for a 3.5-year tenor at 4.4%.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nepal PM's close aide resigns following leaked audiotape
Kathmandu, Feb 21 (IANS) Gokul Baskota, a close aide of Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and also the Communications Minister, has resigned following the release of an audio recording of him allegedly negotiating a $6 million "commission" with the local agent for a Swiss company, it was reported on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Mumbai BJP leader's 'jumla' with flat buyers in Trump Jr.'s name! (IANS Exclusive)
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Hundreds of high-net-worth flat buyers in Mumbai have accused a realty major -- founded by Mumbai Bharatiya Janata Party President Mangal Prabhat Lodha -- of taking them 'for a ride after they booked posh homes at his prestigious project 'The Park in Lower Parel, which also houses the ultra-exclusive Trump Tower.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Mahamaya flyover briefly reopened to traffic
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Traffic on the Mahamaya flyover -- connecting Delhi, Noida and Faridabad -- was permitted briefly on Friday after police removed barricades to ease congestion in the area.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
VHP leads Ram Mandir Trust with 9 out of 15 members
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh off-shoot, has an absolute majority in the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, which was formed on the orders of the Supreme Court.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Chinese workers resume work in SL after quarantine
Colombo, Feb 21 (IANS) Chinese workers in Sri Lanka, who were subjected to a 14-day quarantine amidst fears of the novel coronavirus, have resumed work this week, a media report said on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,International
People in casual relationships more likely to use condoms
Toronto, Feb 21 (IANS) People having sex with casual partners are more than twice as likely (85 per cent) to use condoms as people in committed relationships (36 per cent), says a new study.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
SL committee proposes immediate burqa ban
Colombo, Feb 21 (IANS) A Sri Lankan Parliament committee on national security has proposed the immediate ban on the burqa and also suspend registration of political parties on ethnic and religious basis, the media reported.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Fat around arteries may be good for health
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Researchers have found that fat around our arteries may play an important role in keeping those blood vessels healthy.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Bieber falls victim to hacking in MGM hotel breach
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Pop singer Justin Bieber was among the 10 million former MGM Resorts hotels guests who became victims of a data breach this week.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Technology
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip sold out in India within minutes
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Rs. 1.10 lakh Samsung Galaxy Z Flip foldable smartphone went out of stock within minutes during its first sale in India on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Varun Dhawan celebrates 'Coolie No 1' wrap with pancakes
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan celebrated wrapping up the shoot of his father David Dhawans upcoming comedy flick "Coolie No 1" with pancakes. The actor took to social media to share the news with fans and called it his "funniest film".
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pragyan retires from int'l cricket, says time to move on
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Left-arm Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha on Friday announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect. Ojha took to Twitter to make the announcement about his decision.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
H'wood celebs lend support to bullied 9-year-old
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) A string of Hollywood celebrities, including Hugh Jackman and Jeffrey Dean Morgan have lent support to a bullied 9-year-old boy, who wanted "someone to murder him" after being bullied in school for dwarfism.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,National
Coronavirus: ICRA revises Indian pharma outlook to negative
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) ICRA has revised its outlook of the Indian pharmaceutical industry from stable to negative in view of the ongoing lockouts in parts of China following the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Khamenei votes in Iran's 11th parliamentary elections
Tehran, Feb 21 (IANS) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was among the first to cast his ballot in the country's 11th parliamentary elections on Friday, for which voting was underway nationwide.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Kerala Congress(J) factions hold separate meetings, flay each other
Kottayam (Kerala), Feb 21 (IANS) The Kerala Congress (Jacob) seems all set for a split as leaders of two factions led by Anup Jacob and former MLA Johnny Nelloore held separate meetings here on Friday and flayed each other.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Father of Bengaluru girl condemns her pro-Pak slogan
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Father of Bengaluru girl Amulya, who has been arrested on sedition charges, on Friday condemned his daughter for shouting pro Pakistan slogan at an anti-CAA rally on Thursday here.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Shaheen Bagh agitators divided over protest's leadership
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The anti-CAA protest has been continuing in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh for over two months. While the protesters are united over their demand to withdraw of the new law, there are differences among them over the protest's leadership.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Affleck publicly praises ex-wife Garner for being considerate
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Hollywood star Ben Affleck has issued a public note of thanks to his former wife and actress Jennifer Garner for supporting him through his struggle with sobriety.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hopkins set to play Mike Tyson's trainer in biopic
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Hollywood star Anthony Hopkins is stepping into the boxing ring to portray former world champion pugilist Mike Tyson's famed trainer in a new biopic.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
COVID-19 situation improving, epidemic under control: China
Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) The novel coronavirus outbreak is under control and the general situation is improving after no new cases were registered in 14 of Chinas 34 provinces and autonomous regions, a top health official said here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, China,International
TN police begins probe in 'Indian 2' accident
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) Chennai police has begun a probe into an accident involving the collapse of a crane while constructing a set for the shooting of Kamal Haasan-starrer 'Indian 2', a police official said on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Shubh Mangal Zyada...' banned in Dubai, UAE
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The latest release of actor Ayushmann Khurrana "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan" has been banned in Dubai and UAE over its homosexual content.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
19 innings, 0 ton: Kohli's horrid run refuses to end
Wellington, Feb 21 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli's poor run in the ongoing New Zealand tour continued on Friday as he could manage just two runs before getting dismissed by Kyle Jamieson on Day One of the first Test at the Basin Reserve.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Vietnam charges 7 over 2019 Essex lorry deaths
Hanoi, Feb 21 (IANS) Vietnamese authorities have charged seven people in connection with the deaths of 39 citizens, who were found dead in a refrigerated lorry in the UK's Essex county last year, police said.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mahashivratri rekindles memories of Kashmir's glorious past
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Ever since the Pandit community left the Kashmir Valley in early 1990, Mahashivratri, locally known as 'Hairat'; it has become a grim reminder of the injury inflicted on the multi-religious, eclectic character of Kashmir by violence.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Delhi Metro: Services at Yellow Line resume after brief halt
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Yellow line of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), running from Delhi Haat INA to Huda City Centre, resumed after a brief halt on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Minor fire in Mumbai cloth shop, doused
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) A minor fire broke out in a cloth shop in Dadar in Central Mumbai early Friday morning, which was later doused, officials said.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump jokes Modi has population advantage on Facebook
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump, who is tangling with India trade, now thinks Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an unfair advantage over him on Facebook because of his country's huge population.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,National
Bengaluru girl arrested, charged with sedition for pro-Pak slogan (Ld)
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) A 19-year-old girl was arrested and sent to 14-day judicial custody for shouting "Pakistan zindabad" at an anti-CAA rally here a day ago, police said on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Standoff at Islamabad's Red Mosque continues
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) An effort made by the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) to end the standoff at Islamabad's famous Red Mosque has remained fruitless as cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz refused to accept the legal points forwarded by the government related to his demands.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Sovereign funds may invest directly in infra projects'
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Sovereign wealth funds are likely to change their investment strategy for Indian infrastructure projects and are expected to use the direct investment route more in the near future, compared to the current trend of investing through investment platforms, according to recent report.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Wuhan hospital doctor dies from coronavirus
Wuhan, Feb 21 (IANS) Peng Yinhua, a doctor from a Wuhan hospital that receives patients infected with the deadly coronavirus, has died from the virus, authorities said on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, China,International
Snowfall in Shimla, Kufri cheers hoteliers
Shimla, Feb 21 (IANS) Popular tourist destinations Shimla and Kufri again received snowfall on Friday, while the lower hills across Himachal Pradesh were lashed by rain, bringing the temperature down by several notches.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
'Prisoner release not possible before intra-Afghan talks'
Kabul, Feb 21 (IANS) The release of Taliban prisoners before the start of intra-Afghan talks was not possible, although the topic will be one of the main focus points during the discussions, a government spokesman said here.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Cong MLA flays Kerala govt for vigilance raid
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 21 (IANS) A senior state Congress leader and MLA on Friday alleged that the vigilance raid at his house was a "game plan of corrupt Left government in Kerala to tarnish my image and settle political scores".
2020-02-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
FB to pay users for recording to improve speech recognition
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) Facebook has announced it will pay select users who agree to record their voice to improve its speech recognition technology.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
No coronavirus case currently in India
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit, India is currently completely free of coronavirus infection. Coronavirus infection was confirmed among 3 students from Kerala among Indian citizens present inside the country, but now all three students are completely healthy and have been discharged from hospital.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra become parents again
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra and her businessman husband Raj Kundra have welcomed their second child -- a daughter through surrogacy, sources told IANS.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gargi students to meet DCW chief on Friday afternoon
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A delegation of students of Delhi University's all-girls Gargi College will meet Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal here on Friday regarding an ongoing probe into sexual harassment by a mob of outsiders on February 6.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Iranians vote in parliamentary elections
Tehran, Feb 21 (IANS) Iranians on Friday voted in the country's 11th parliamentary elections.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Facebook, Twitter divided over Bloomberg's video removal
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) A video posted by Michael Bloomberg, the aspirant for the Democratic Party's nomination for President, has left Facebook and Twitter divided on whether it violates their policies.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Technology
Rahane holds fort as India struggle on Day 1 of Wellington Test
Wellington, Feb 21 (IANS) Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane held one end as India found themselves struggling on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Ke Ghungroo Toot Gaye': Iyer mocks Kohli on Instagram
Wellington, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian skipper Virat Kohli might not be in the best of forms but that doesn't stop him from catching attention of his fans.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Sale of Tibetan pill used to prevent infectious diseases stopped
Dharamsala, Feb 21 (IANS) In the wake of directions from the health authorities, the sale of a traditional Tibetan medicine that supposedly prevents the spread of infectious diseases, including coronavirus, has been stopped.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Google removes 600 'disruptive' apps from Play Store
San Francisco, Feb 21 (IANS) Google has removed nearly 600 "disruptive" Android apps from its Play Store, along with banning their developers who tricked users to click on ads.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
S.Korea declares special care zones amid rise in COVID-19 cases
Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) South Korea on Friday declared Daegu and Cheongdo "special care zones" following the sudden spike in coronavirus infections in the two southeastern cities in the last two days.
2020-02-21
Category: International, South Korea,International
Nadda's maiden visit to Bihar as BJP chief on Feb 22
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) JP Nadda will undertake his maiden visit to Bihar as BJP national president on February 22, wherein he will take stock of organisational preparations for the coming Assembly elections slated for year-end and also meet Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vatican to open archives on controversial war-time Pope
Vatican City, Feb 21 (IANS) The Vatican is set to open archives on controversial Pope Pius XII, who been accused of not doing enough to protect Jews during the rise of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Politics
US urges Europe to exclude Huawei from 5G networks
Madrid, Feb 21 (IANS) A senior US diplomat said here that European nations and telecom operators should exclude Chinese tech giant Huawei from any involvement in the development of 5G networks.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Technology
2 Aussies evacuated from Japan cruise infected with COVID-19
Canberra, Feb 21 (IANS) Two Australians evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has been quarantined in a port in Japan, have contracted the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), a health official said here on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Australia,International
T20 WC: Vlaeminck injury massive loss for us, says Lanning
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Australia captain Meg Lanning has said labelled Tayla Vlaeminck's injury is a "massive loss" for the team after the fast bowler was ruled out of the Women's T20 World Cup.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Trump slams S.Korean film 'Parasite', Brad Pitt at rally
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) At a campaign rally in Colorado, US President Donald Trump slammed the Oscars for giving the best picture award to the South Korean film "Parasite", and also took aim at Hollywood actor Brad Pitt.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Therapeutic trial results against COVID-19 expected in 3 weeks: WHO
Geneva, Feb 21 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that preliminary results from clinical trials of therapeutics against COVID-19 were expected in three weeks.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
Trump confidant Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in jail
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Roger Stone, US President Donald Trump's longtime confidant, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for lying to Congress and witness tampering during former special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump formally designates acting intelligence chief
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has formally designated Richard Grenell, the Ambassador to Germany, as acting director of national intelligence, according to a White House statement.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Unique colour footage of Don Bradman found after 71 years
Melbourne, Feb 21 (IANS) A unique, colour footage of Donald Bradman -- considered to be the greatest batsman of all time -- has been released by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA).
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
US partnering with Israel in annexation plans: Palestine
Ramallah, Feb 21 (IANS) Saeb Erekat, the Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization, has said that the US and Israel were "partnering" in annexation plans through an ongoing settlement construction.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Massive aid operation underway in Syria: UN
United Nations, Feb 21 (IANS) With the continuing bombardments in Idlib and Aleppo, a massive aid operation from Turkey into northwest Syria was underway to assist civilians, a UN spokesman said.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
French trade unions stage 10th nationwide anti-reform protests
Paris, Feb 21 (IANS) French trade unions stage the 10th nationwide anti-reform protests amid signs of weakening as the National Assembly began debating a draft bill to overhaul the current pension regimes.
2020-02-21
Category: International, France,Politics
Jerome Valcke, former FIFA head, charged with corruption
Geneva, Feb 21 (IANS) The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has accused former FIFA Secretary-General Jerome Valcke of corruption concerning the award of media rights.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
Polish children biggest consumers of sugar in Europe
Warsaw, Feb 21 (IANS) Polish children are the biggest consumers of sugar in Europe with those under 10 eating 95 grams per day, or 19 teaspoons, doctors of the Alliance of Health Care Employers (PPOZ) said.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Poland,Health/Medicine
Celebrate Mahashivratri in true brotherhood: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday extended greetings to the people on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri with a call to celebrate the festival in the true spirit of brotherhood and harmony.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
1st Test: Jamieson bags three to leave India struggling at Tea
Wellington, Feb 21 (IANS) After dominating the first session, New Zealand made further inroads to leave India struggling on Day One of the first Test at the Basin Reserve on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ireland's lower house of parliament fails to elect new PM
Dublin, Feb 21 (IANS) The newly formed lower house of the Irish parliament has failed to elect a new Prime Minister during its first sitting.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Ireland,Politics
Coronavirus toll in China increases to 2,236
Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) The overall death toll in mainland China due to the deadly coronavirus has increased to 2,236, while the number of confirmed cases reached 75,465, health authorities said on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, China,International
'FATF gives Pak time until Oct to exit grey list'
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan is likely to stay on the "grey list" of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which has agreed to give Islamabad time until October to fully implement the 27-point Action Plan given by the global money laundering watchdog, according to sources.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India faces low downside risk, global coronavirus impact is buying opportunity: JP Morgan currency chief
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) India's financial market faces low downside risk from coronavirus' impact on supply chains, will instead continue trading on domestic triggers and the current global health scare represents a "buying opportunity", according to Luis Oganes, JP Morgan's head of currencies, commodities, and emerging market research.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,National
Over 160 nations express support for China to defeat COVID-19
Geneva, Feb 21 (IANS) Leaders from more than 160 countries and 30 international organisations have expressed their sympathy and support to China in the fighting against the COVID-19 outbreak, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Thursday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National
'Brahms: The Boy II': Lacklustre and lazily crafted sequel (IANS Review, Rating: **)
"Brahms: The Boy II"; Cast: Katie Holmes, Ralph Ineson, Owain Yeoman, Christopher Convery, Anjali Jay, Oliver Rice, Joely Collins, Natalie Moon; Director: William Brent Bell; Rating: ** (two stars)
2020-02-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China's Hubei reports 411 new coronavirus cases
Wuhan, Feb 21 (IANS) Hubei Province, center of the novel coronavirus outbreak, reported 411 new confirmed cases and 115 new deaths Thursday, according to the provincial health commission Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, China,National
Paraguay defender Aguilar to undergo knee surgery
Mexico City, Feb 21 (IANS) Paraguay international defender Pablo Aguilar will undergo surgery on his left knee after suffering ligament damage while playing for Cruz Azul, the Mexican club said on Thursday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Market for smartphones in Germany set to continue growth in 2020
Berlin, Feb 21 (IANS) In 2020, the market for smartphones and related mobile services as well as infrastructure in Germany would grow by 2 per cent to 36.4 billion euros ($39.4 billion), according to a forecast by the digital association Bitkom published on Thursday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Germany,Technology
General Motors launches new electric vehicle in China
Chicago, Feb 21 (IANS) General Motors (GM) on Thursday launched the Chevrolet Menlo sedan in China, the brand's first fully electric vehicle in the world's largest EV market.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Dollar rises amid economic data
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) The US dollar rose in late trading on Thursday as investors digested the latest economic data.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
1st Test: Top order collapse leaves India in disarray at Lunch
Wellington, Feb 21 (IANS) Top order Indian batsman -- including the likes of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara-- were found wanting against the quality pace attack of New Zealand on Day One of the first start at the Basin Reserve.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Sonic The Hedgehog': Striking like the video game (IANS Review, Rating: ** and 1/2)
"Sonic The Hedgehog"; Cast: Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Adam Pally, Ben Schwartz, Bailey Skodje, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Neal McDonough; Direction: Jeff Fowler; Rating: ** and 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2020-02-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Wellington Test: Ross Taylor 1st to play 100 games in all three formats
Wellington, Feb 21 (IANS) Experienced New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has created history by becoming the first player ever to play 100 matches in all the three formats of the game. He achieved the feat when he took the field against India in the first Test starting Friday at the Basin Reserve.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Kate Hudson opens up about having more kids
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Kate Hudson, 40, already has three children but she may have more in the future.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New Zealand put India to bat in Wellington Test
Wellington, Feb 21 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to field against India in the first Test of the two-match series at the Basin Reserve starting Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: Tourists going to eastern countries turned to west
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) After the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus in China, Indian tourists have turned to Western countries instead of Eastern ones. Tourists going abroad for picnics now like to go to Western countries including Europe, America. People associated with the tourism industry said that people traveling to China in connection with the business have cancelled their tours. At the same time, tourism in Eastern countries including Malaysia, Singapore has been affected.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kevin Hart looks relaxed on comedy series set
Atlanta, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Kevin Hart looked relaxed when he got back to work as executive producer on the set of new comedy series "Dave" here.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shaheen Bagh is intact and will remain, says Sadhna Ramachandran
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors on Thursday again reached Shaheen Bagh to interact with the protesters.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
MIT scientists use AI model to identify powerful new antibiotic
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) US researchers used an artificial intelligence algorithm to identify a powerful new antibiotic compound, which could kill many of the world's most problematic disease-causing bacteria in lab tests.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
A.R. Rahman set to debut as writer-producer with '99 Songs'
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian music maestro A.R. Rahman forays into script writing and film production with the upcoming musical-romance drama "99 Songs". The experience, the Oscar-winning singer-composer says, was quite a challenge.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mujhse Shaadi Karoge: Meet the suitors
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The "Bigg Boss 13" spin-off series, "Mujhse Shaadi Karoge" is hosted by Maniesh Paul and has "Bigg Boss 13" finalists Paras Chhabra and Shehnaaz Gill hunting for the perfect marriage partner. On Thursday evening, the audience was introduced to the 10 participants who will vie to impress Shehnaaz and Paras. The show will unfold as a swayamvar, and will see all contestants staying in the same house where "Bigg Boss 13" was played out as they get down to wooing Shehnaaz and Paras.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kolkata Doctor slapped by relative of dead woman patient
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) A doctor was slapped by a grieving relative of a woman, who died on Thursday at a private hospital here, a day after delivering a baby through a caesarean operation.
2020-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
I was moved by a woman's struggle for justice: Pawan Kalyan
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-director and Jana Sena Party (JSP) leader Pawan Kalyan said on Thursday that he was moved by a woman's struggle to get justice for her daughter who was brutally raped and murdered in Andhra Pradesh.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Saffronart to auction Nirav Modi's art collection
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Last month, Saffronart became the first professional auction house to be appointed by the Enforcement Directorate, Mumbai to auction seized assets. Two sales - 'Spring Live Auction' in Mumbai on February 27 and 'Spring Online Auction' on March 3 and 4 will feature a total of 112 lots seized from fugitive businessman Nirav Modi, including significant artworks by leading modern and contemporary Indian artists, and a selection of luxury watches, handbags and cars.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Left, ultra-Left sweep JU elections, ABVP 2nd in Engineering
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Ultra-left and Left organisations swept the students union elections in the Jadavpur University where the vote count was held on Thursday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Gehlot spells out 7 priorities in budget for FY21
Jaipur, Feb 21 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot here on Thursday presented the 2020-21 budget with focus on education, health and infrastructure as well as women, social security, youth and farmer.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
GMR Infra to sell 49% in airports arm to Groupe ADP
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) GMR Infrastructure Ltd (GIL) has entered into a strategic partnership with France's Groupe ADP to sell 49 per cent stake in its airports arm for an equity consideration of Rs 10,780 crore.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Woman stopped for shouting 'Pakistan zindabad' at Bengaluru rally
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) A young woman, identified as Amulya, was whisked away from the dais on Thursday, for shouting "Pakistan zindabad" at an anti-CAA rally here, police said.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Lesotho PM to be charged with murder of wife
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, becoming the first African leader to be charged with such a crime while in office, reports said on Thursday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'Conductor, driver of ill-fated bus were exemplary human beings'
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) The conductor and driver of the ill-fated Kerala state-owned luxury bus that met with an accident near Avinashi in Tiruppur district in Tamil Nadu on Thursday were exemplary human beings, recalled the former CMD of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC).
2020-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dushyant opens up about his favourite daily soap character
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Politicians don't often talk about topics like daily soaps aired on Indian television. But Jannayak Janata Party founder and Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala has opened up about his favourite daily soap character. Any guesses?
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I don't appease Muslims, I appease humanity: Mamata
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Refuting the charge that she "appeases Muslims", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said her principle is to "appease humanity".
2020-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Army doesn't discriminate on religion, gender: Naravane
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Welcoming the apex court judgment on permanent commission to women officers, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Thursday that the force did not discriminate between its members on the basis of religion, caste, creed or gender.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Two suspected coronavirus cases isolated in Leh
Leh, Feb 20 (IANS) Two suspected coronavirus patients have been quarantined at the SNM Hospital here.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Modi to attend bhoomi pujan ceremony: Temple Trust
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi would visit Ayodhya soon to attend the foundation laying (bhoomi pujan) ceremony of the proposed Ram temple, said the Ram Mandir Trust members after meeting the PM here on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Railways launches HRMS mobile app for employees
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) In a bid to bring transparency in the administrative functioning of the Indian Railways, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav on Thursday launched the HRMS mobile app, in which the employees can see the data related to their service and communicate with the administration for any changes, if required.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PreLoved Device acquires refurbished marketplace Overcart
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) PreLoved Device on Thursday announced that it has acquired Overcart, India's first marketplace for refurbished products.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sharjeel Imam sent to four-day police remand in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 20 (IANS) Sedition accused Sharjeel Imam was brought to Guwahati on Thursday evening, where a court sent him to four-day police custody.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Assam,National
GMR Infra to sell 49% in airports arm to Groupe ADP
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) GMR Infrastructure Ltd (GIL) has entered into a strategic partnership with France's Groupe ADP to sell 49 per cent stake in its airports arm for an equity consideration of Rs 10,780 crore.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vizag Port denies report of any tiger attack
Visakhapatnam, Feb 20 (IANS) Reports of an alleged tiger attack at Visakhapatnam Port sent netizens into a tizzy on Thursday but authorities denied that any such incident occurred.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Govt gets Rs 15,700 cr AGR, to send notice for remainder
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The government has received Rs 15,697 crore in AGR dues as on Thursday with the latest payment of Rs 1,000 crore by Vodafone Idea.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Govt releases Rs 19,950 crore GST compensation to states
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Central government released Rs 19,950 crore as GST compensation cess to the states/UTs on last Monday, officials said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Inter-ministerial panel on LIC listing shortly
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The government will set up an inter-ministerial group (IMG) with Secretaries from the Corporate Affairs, and Law Ministries as well as the Finance Ministry's three Secretaries to clear the initial issues on LIC listing shortly.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Everything in place for Trump's Gandhi Ashram visit: Police
Gandhinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) During his Gujarat visit on February 24, US President Donald Trump would also visit the Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati and the police have made adequate security arrangements, said Ajay Tomar, Special CP (Crime Branch), here on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Hyderabad run riot in Guwahati, end season in style
Guwahati, Feb 20 (IANS) Hyderabad FC brought their Indian Super League (ISL) season to an end with a thumping 5-1 win over NorthEast United FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
Air India suspends China, HK operations till June 30
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) National passenger carrier Air India has extended the suspension period for its Delhi-Shanghai and Delhi- Hong Kong services till June 30, owing to the outbreak of deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Vigilant on potential generalisation of inflationary pressures: MPC minutes
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to remain vigilant about the potential generalisation of inflationary pressures as several factors such as higher telecom charges, among others, appear to be operating in concert.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
No time to think, plan when Parliament was under attack: Delhi Police ex-chief
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) When the Parliament attack occurred on December 13, 2001, then Delhi Police Commissioner Ajay Raj Sharma reveals that he had no time to think and plan a counter-operation and just rushed towards the Parliament.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Elephant climbs narrow stairs, Twitterati amazed
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A video of an elephant climbing narrow stairs has gone viral on the social media.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bengaluru Police bust prostitution racket
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) The Crime Branch of city police on Thursday busted a prostitution racket operating from an OYO service apartment, a police officer said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three held for fraudulently selling Gurugram plots
Gurugram, Feb 20 (IANS) Three persons, including a Faridabad resident woman, have been arrested by Gurugram police on the charge of selling Ansal Group's two residential plots in upscale Sushant Lok area by forging documents and posing as their owners, a police officer said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengaluru Police bust prostitution racket
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) The Crime Branch of city police on Thursday busted a prostitution racket operating from an OYO service apartment, a police officer said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US stocks open lower after Fed releases latest data
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) US stocks opened lower on Thursday as Wall Street digested the latest information that the Federal Reserve released.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Hindujas, Cerberus may pick up stakes in Yes Bank
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Cash-starved private lender Yes Bank may be rescued by the Hinduja Group as reports say that Gopichand Hinduja and Ashok Hinduja met Reserve Bank of India officials earlier this month regarding the bid.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Goa museum to display Parrikar's memorabilia
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's photographs and various personal articles, including slippers, will be displayed at an upcoming state museum in a renovated 17th century fort.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Vigilance raid on ex-Cong Minister in Kerala continues
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau's (VACB) raid on house of V.S. Sivakumar, senior Congress legislator and former Health Minister, based on a complaint about disproportionate assets, which began here on Thursday morning continued even after 10 hours.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Barcelona Spain Masters: Saina enters QFs, Srikanth loses
Barcelona, Feb 20 (IANS) Veteran shuttler Saina Nehwal won in straight games against Ukraine's Maria Ulitina to storm into the women's singles quarterfinals of the $170,000 Barcelona Spain Masters here on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
World Social Justice Day: 'Closing the inequalities gap'
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) On the occasion of UN World Day of Social Justice, Netizens across the globe joined hands to bat for equal rights and opportunities, and inclusive justice.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19 likely to hit demand, revenues of airlines: IATA
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Coronavirus (COVID-19) is expected to cause a 13 per cent full-year loss of passenger demand for carriers in the Asia-Pacific region, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rlwys partners with University of Birmingham for joint PG plan
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Thursday announced its partnership with the University of Birmingham for the Joint Master's programme in Railway Systems Engineering and Integration in academic year 2020-2021 by the National Rail Transportation Institute (NRTI).
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
2nd batch of Union ministers to visit J&K in April
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) A second batch of Union ministers will arrive in Jammu & Kashmir to take stock of the developmental projects and apprise people about the various Central schemes, sources said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
AGR: Govt may seek balance between SC order, telcos' health
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) With the telecom sector reeling under severe financial stress and Vodafone Idea staring at bankruptcy in case it is made to pay its adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues, the government is considering options to stick to the Supreme Court's directive but with least possible impact on the financials of the stressed operators.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ED attaches Rs 26 lakh assets of 2 Maoist leaders
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday claimed to have attached Rs 26.06 lakh assets of two Maoist leaders in Bihar and Jharkhand under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA).
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
This is just the beginning: Miranda on FC Goa's success
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) FC Goa interim head coach Clifford Miranda feels this is just the beginning after the Indian Super League (ISL) outfit became the first Indian club to qualify for the AFC Champions League by confirming their position at the top of the league table in the ISL season.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Realme PaySa, ICICI Lombard enter strategic association
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Realme's digital payment platform PaySa on Thursday announced its strategic relationship with ICICI Lombard to enroll Realme phone users under the all risk insurance policy.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology
Modi, Shah can't always help, RSS cautions BJP
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) "A bad candidate cannot claim a premium just because the party he belongs to is good. An evil is an evil..." This commentary on BJP is not by any opposition leader but from within.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Patient plays violin during brain tumour surgery, Twitterati amazed
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A video of a patient at King's College Hospital in London who can be seen playing the violin while surgeons operated on her brain to remove a tumour is doing rounds on the social media.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sidharth Shukla's gym video goes viral
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Shukla hit the gym after winning "Bigg Boss 13", and his fans are loving it.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
India to now face Australian test in FIH Hockey Pro League
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) After having faced two out of the top-3 ranked sides in their opening FIH Hockey Pro League 2020 encounters, World No 4 India will be facing World No 2 Australia in two intriguing ties here at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium on Friday and Saturday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Asian Wrestling C'ships: India bag 3 gold, 1 silver on Day 3
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Indian contingent won three gold medals and one silver on the third day of the Asian Wrestling Championships here on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
DoT to issue notice to TTSL on remaining AGR dues next week
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications will issue notice to Tata Teleservices next week on its self-assessment figure of Rs 2,197 crore AGR dues as "full and final" payment agaist a DoT demand of Rs 14,819 crore.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Three rating agencies downgrade Voda Idea in 2 days (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Telecom major Vodafone Idea's survival is under serious doubt as the company's ratings have been downgraded by three major rating firms within a span of just two days. Shares of Vodafone Idea (VIL), however, closed 5 per cent higher at Rs 4.40 a share on the BSE.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
No-Bag Day on Saturdays for Rajasthan students
Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday announced a 'No-Bag Day' on Saturdays for students of government schools across the state.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Politics
Kamal Nath questions Modi's claims on surgical strikes
Chhindwara (MP), Feb 20 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday questioned the claims of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on surgical strikes and launched a fierce attack on former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for his "blatant lies and hunger for credit".
2020-02-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Vajpayee, Advani were unhappy over filing of match-fixing case: Delhi Police ex-chief
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Home Minister L.K. Advani were unhappy over registration of cricket match-fixing case in 2000 against then South African team captain Hansie Cronje and others but it was Cronje's confession that pacified them, former Delhi Police Commissioner Ajay Raj Sharma has revealed.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MI junior cricket meet: Perpetual Succour ride Agle's all-round show
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Aryan Agle's breath-taking all-round performance helped Our Lady of Perpetual Succour to a convincing 226 runs win over Seven Square Academy, Mira Road in a under-16 boys match of the Mumbai Indians Junior Cricket Tournament at Azad Maidan on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Delhi HC allows Crime Branch to quiz Sanjeev Chawla in Tihar
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday allowed the Delhi Police's Crime Branch to interrogate extradited cricket bookie Sanjeev Chawla inside the Tihar Jail.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Far-right extremist behind Germany killings: Officials
Berlin, Feb 20 (IANS) A suspected far-right extremist has killed at least nine people in attacks on two shisha bars in a city in western Germany, officials said.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Germany,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SAP shuts India offices after swine flu hits 2 employees
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus outbreak, business software solutions major SAP India on Thursday said it has shut all its offices in the country for sanitisation after two of its employees were tested positive for swine flu (H1N1).
2020-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Confusion over Trump's Ashram visit (Ld)
Gandhinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Two Tweets, one from the Ministry of External Affairs and the other from Ajay Tomar (Special Commissioner of Police, Crime Branch Ahmedabad) contradicting each other on Thursday created confusion about the possibility of the US President Donald Trump's visit to the Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Punjab CM assures thorough probe into drug haul
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said in the Assembly, here on Thursday, all the data, complaints and concerns regarding drugs networks, displayed by the members, would be forwarded for probe, launched following seizures made from senior Akali leader Anwar Masih' house.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Meet on tourism sector jobs for J&K youth
Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) Rural Development Secretary Sheetal Nanda opened a conference on placement opportunities in the tourism & hospitality sector for J&K youth, here on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Virus cases cross 75k, worries in Japan as cruise passengers come off
Hong Feb 20 (IANS) As the number of coronavirus infections crossed the 75,000 mark, worries in Japan are escalating as passengers begin to disembark from quarantined cruise ship, Diamond Princess, in Yokohama.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Denmark,National
Instal Lord Hanuman's big idol at Ayodhaya temple: AAP MLA
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) With the decks finally clear for the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhaya in Uttar Pradesh, an Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Delhi on Thursday demanded installation of a huge idol of Lord Hanuman within the holy complex.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Flipkart rejigs top team, Menon to head new business initiative
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) E-commerce player Flipkart has realigned its senior management team for the upcoming new business opportunities and Adarsh Menon, Senior Vice President and Head, Private Brands, Electronics and Furniture, is set to head a new business initiative.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
EEPC India seeks expansion of Sabka Vishwas Scheme to customs
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Engineering exporters organisation EEPC India has called upon the Centre to expand the scope of legacy dispute resolution scheme -- Sabka Vishwas -- for the settlement of customs duty matters.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Radhika Apte gets nostalgic as 'Badlapur' clocks 5 years
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) "Badlapur", an action-thriller, has completed five years since it was released, and its actress Radhika Apte is super nostalgic.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Northeast would be problem-free before 2024 polls: Amit Shah
Itanagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday promised to make all the northeastern states "problem free" before the 2024 general elections.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Nirbhaya case convict now moves EC against Delhi govt
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) One of the four convicts on death row in the Nirbhaya gang rape-murder case on Thursday moved the Election Commission of India to challenge the rejection of his mercy petition.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC's no to plea on minority status based on state-wise population
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to examine a plea seeking to define the word 'minority' and insisting on framing guidelines to accord the minority status based on population of every state of a particular community.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ex-India hockey captain files domestic violence case against husband
Guwahati, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Indian women's hockey team captain Suraj Lata Devi has registered a police complaint against her husband, accusing him of physical assault and mental torture over dowry issues, the police said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Hockey
Hindu Sena welcomes 'hero' Trump
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The head of fringe outfit Hindu Sena, who had earlier celebrated US President Donald Trump's birthday by cutting a cake for him, has welcomed his upcoming India tour, calling him a "hero".
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google Pixel 5 may support reverse wireless charging
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Almost a week after a purported Pixel 5 XL image had leaked with a unique-looking design language, the smartphone is likely to come with support for reverse charging.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
NTPC, RSDCL to develop solar park in Jaisalmer
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Public sector major NTPC and Rajasthan Solarpark Development Company Ltd (RSDCL), a subsidiary of Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Ltd (RRECL), on Thursday signed signed an 'Implementation Support' agreement to develop a 925 megawatt (MW) capacity Nokh Solar Park at Nokh in Jaisalmer.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Amit Shah to attend EZC meet in Odisha on Feb 28
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will attend the 24th Eastern Zonal Council (EZC) meeting here on February 28. Shah's two-day Odisha visit will begin on February 28.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
COW nod to India plea on GIB, Asian elephant, Bengal Florican
Gandhinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) The central government's proposal for inclusion of the Great Indian Bustard (GIB), Asian elephant and Bengal Florican in the appendix I of the 13th Conference Of the Parties (COP) to the Convention for Migratory Species of Animals (CMS) was on Thursday unanimously accepted by the Committee of the Whole (COW), a COP CMS 13 panel.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mamata seeks Modi's intervention to get Rs 50,000 cr dues
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Expressing "deep concern" over the "steady reduction" of Central funds and inordinate delay in their release, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention to ensure her state received its outstanding dues of Rs 50,000 crores from the Centre.
2020-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
With new sets of CCTV footage, Jamia video war gets murkier
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) On Thursday, once again a number of CCTV camera footage of the Jamia Millia Islamia University emerged giving a fresh twist to the narrative of Jamia violence case, which showed the alleged rioters hurling stones at Delhi Police from inside the university campus.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Barua, Chauhan summoned by Kolkata court for libel, slander
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) The 10th Metropolitan Magistrate Court of Calcutta has issued summons to chess Grandmaster Dibyendu Barua and Secretary of the All India Chess Federation Bharat Singh Chauhan for libel and slander against the Secretary of the Bengal Chess Association (BCA), Atanu Lahiri.
2020-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Hrithik gets into Big B mode to talk about his abs
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan gave a twist to megastar Amitabh Bachchan's dialogue "Main aur meri tanhai" from the hit 1981 film "Silsila" to pen a hilarious tribute to his absent abs.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China hiding asymptomatic cases, epidemic bigger: Report
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) In yet another report claiming that China may not be reporting actual figures in the Coronavirus ourbreak, scientists have questioned China's decision not to report symptom-free coronavirus cases and excluding those from the official list.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,National
AGR an unprecedented crisis, sought cut in taxes for industry: Mittal
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Mittal on Thursday met Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in the wake of the current AGR payment to be made by the telcos, saying he suggested that for the overall health of the industry, taxes needed to be brought down.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
AEPC identifies products to enhance apparel exports
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) In a bid to benefit from the decline in supplies from China across the globe, Apparel Export Promotion Council (APEC) on Thursday identified 10 major products which India can export and fill up the supply gap vacated by the coronavirus-hit country.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Divyanka Tripathi bags best television actress award
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya, who had played the lead role in the long-running TV show "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein", on Thursday won the best television actress award at the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020 here.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Mediators meet Shaheen Bagh protesters again, make no headway
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde and lawyer Sadhana Ramachandran on Thursday met the Shaheen Bagh protesters for the second consecutive day on Thursday, though no headway seemed in sight to break the deadlock over reopening of the blocked stretch in south Delhi.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bappi Lahiri excited about his new song 'Jhumka Bareilly Wala'
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Veteran singer and composer Bappi Lahiri is coming up with a new song "Jhumka Bareilly Wala" from the upcoming film "Ishq Nachaunda Hai".
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zuckerberg gets 'armpits blow dry' before public event: Book
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Call it bizarre but Facebook CEO is so consumed by his public image that he has a dedicated staff that "blow dry his armpits' before he makes an appearance on stage to address the audience.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Special sale of fish in J&K on Mahashivratri
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) The Jammu & Kashmir government conducted a special sale of fish on the occasion of Mahashivratri festival in Srinagar.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
CM, 3,000 artistes to welcome Trump during Agra visit
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) At least 3,000 artistes will present colourful cultural programmes to welcome US President Donald Trump in Agra, officials said on Thursday, adding that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will personally receive the visiting foreign dignitary.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Girish Nadda's Pushkar wedding to bring BJP-SAD closer
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) BJP President J.P. Nadda has found his son's wedding, due on February 24, as a perfect occasion to iron out differences that seem to have cropped up in the past few months in ties with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National
Well-prepared for T20 WC challenge: Shafali Verma
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) India's teenage sensation Shafali Verma has said that the women's cricket team is well prepared for the Women's T20 World Cup with a heady mix of youth and experience in the side, as they get ready to take on hosts Australia in Sydney on Friday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Former Bank of Maha manager gets 10 years jail for fraud
Pune, Feb 20 (IANS) A special CBI court here has sentenced, to 10 years rigorous imprisonment, a former branch manager of the Bank of Maharashtra for causing a loss of Rs 2.56 crore to the bank.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
309 applicants for one post; Gehlot promises 50,000 jobs
Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) One post of constable and 309 applicants! It only reflects the grim unemployment scenario in the state.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
All NE capitals will be connected by road, air by 2021: Shah
Itanagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced on Thursday that the capitals of all northeastern states would be connected with each other by road and air before 2021.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Ram Mandir: Modi invited for foundation stone laying
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Top members of Ram Mandir Trust tasked with overseeing preparations for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and invited him for 'bhoomi pujan' and foundation stone laying.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
J&K govt directs double shifts for completing projects
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) The Jammu & Kashmir government has directed double shift work for completing languishing development projects in the Union Territory.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Kerala moves SC against giving T'puram airport ops to Adani
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Kerala Government has moved the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to hand over the operation and management of the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport to Adani Enterprises Ltd.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Former Pune bank manager gets 10 years jail for fraud
Pune, Feb 20 (IANS) A special CBI court here has sentenced, to 10 years rigorous imprisonment, a former branch manager of the Bank of Maharashtra for causing a loss of Rs 2.56 crore to the bank.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
ISL: Mumbai, Chennai lock horns in do-or-die clash
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) A place in the Indian Super League (ISL) playoffs is on the line as Mumbai City FC lock horns against Chennaiyin FC at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Friday. A win will ensure qualification for either side, making it a virtual do-or-die clash.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Several cars charred in fire at Kolkata Maruti service centre
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) A number of cars were charred after a major fire broke out in a Maruti service centre in the eastern outskirts of the city on Thursday, police said. There were no reports of any casualty or injury.
2020-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China captures 46% of global 5G sales in 2019, disruption ahead
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Driven by Huawei, China remained the largest contributor to the global 5G market, capturing 46 per cent of the total 5G devices sell-through in 2019, a new report said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Co-living, co-working gets higher rents than traditional realty'
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Emerging real estate formats, co-living, student housing and co-working garner higher rental yields of 7-11 per cent, compared to 3 per cent yield in conventional housing, according to a report by CII and Anarock Property Consultants.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Uber's driver welfare programme benefitted 90,000 in 1 year
Gurugram, Feb 20 (IANS) Global ride hailing giant Uber on Thursday announced over 90,000 drivers have benefitted from its driver welfare programme -- Uber Care -- in one year.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
Manoj Kumar felicitated by World Book of Records, London
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Veteran actor Manoj Kumar has been felicitated by the World Book of Records, London with the WBR Golden Era of Bollywood honour for being a legendary actor and for his contribution to Indian cinema.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
YSRCP leader Roja faces Amaravati protestors' ire
Amaravati, Feb 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader and legislator R. K. Roja on Thursday faced the ire of farmers protesting against decentralisation of the state capital.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Nykaa and BookMyShow come together to launch 'Nykaaland'
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANSlife) Nykaaland, Indias first ever beauty festival is a collaboration Nykaa and BookMyShow. It will host more than 40 home-grown and international beauty brands, interactive sessions with celebrity beauty trailblazers and master classes with industry experts like Namrata Soni, Sonic Sarwate and Anthony Cole.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Maharashtra ATS busts narcotics factory in Pune village
Mumbai/Pune, Feb 20 (IANS) In a significant victory over the drugs mafia, the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) has busted a narcotics manufacturing facility at Purandare's Dive village in Pune district, officials said in Mumbai.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prolonged COVID-19 outbreak to impact Indian industry: CRISIL
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Any prolonged outbreak of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) will impact Indian industry which will face serious disruptions, ratings agency CRISIL said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
French Prez expresses solidarity with Germany after shootings
Paris, Feb 20 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday expressed solidarity and compassion with Germany after a gunman shot and killed nine people in twin shootings in the western German city of Hanau.
2020-02-20
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
FanCode to stream bilateral series between Malaysia, HK
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) FanCode, the multi-sport aggregator platform, is set to live stream all the matches from the bilateral T20I series between Malaysia and Hong Kong starting from Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
SAP shuts India offices after swine flu hits 2 employees
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus outbreak, business software solutions major SAP India on Thursday shut all its offices in the country for sanitisation after two of its employees were tested positive for Swine Flu (H1N1).
2020-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
India hits back at China over Shah's Arunachal visit
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India hit back at China on Thursday over Beijing's hostile statement against Union Home Minister Amit Shah's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, saying it did not stand to reason and understanding of India.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Haasan announces Rs 1 crore aid to families of dead, injured
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Thursday announced Rs 1 crore as financial assistance to the families of the three dead and the 12 injured technicians in the accident at the 'Indian-2' movie set.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana focusing on good governance: Governor
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya on Thursday said the government would celebrate this year as Sushashan Sankalp Varsh.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Abhay Deol happy about global theatrical release of 'Jungle Cry'
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Abhay Deol-starrer "Jungle Cry", a rugby film, is set to have an international theatrical release in countries including the US, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa soon.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Adobe Acrobat now integrated with Google Drive
San Jose (California), Feb 20 (IANS) Software major Adobe on Thursday announced the availability of Adobe Acrobat for Google Drive in the G Suite Marketplace.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Argentina,Technology
Ranji Trophy: Parthiv shines for Gujarat, Anustup lifts Bengal (Roundup)
Valsad (Gujarat), Feb 20 (IANS) Seasoned Gujarat captain Parthiv Patel struck an unbeaten century to take his side to 330/4 against Goa at stumps on Day 1 of the first Ranji Trophy quarterfinal at the Sardar Patel Stadium here on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Sawra Kuddu project will start generation by April
Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) The first unit of 111 MW Sawra Kuddu Hydroelectric Project in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district will start generating power by April, state-run Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (HPPCL) said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
Kerala ministers reach accident site in Tamil Nadu
Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) Two Kerala cabinet ministers on Thursday rushed to Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur district where 20 people were killed in a road accident earlier in the day after a container lorry collided with a KRSTC bus travelling from Bengaluru to Ernakulam.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Second Ram Mandir Trust meeting likely on March 3-4
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The second meeting of the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust is likely to be held in Ayodhya on March 3 and 4.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Polio vaccination drops are Sharia-compliant: Pak Ulema
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Clerics and scholars of different religious schools of thought in Pakistan have underlined that polio vaccination drops are Sharia-compliant and urged the public to make a success of the drive for the eradication of polio from the country.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Sanyal cautions against stringent regulations on NBFCs
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Principal Economic Adviser Sanjeev Sanyal has cautioned against stringent regulations on non-banking financial companies (NBFC), saying it may lead to a shortage of capital towards a "significant" part of the economy.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BSES using drones for maintenance work
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Delhi electricity distribution company (discom) BSES on Thursday announced that it has drawn up a detailed plan for using drones to monitor the health of the electricity network, including high voltage lines and grid sub-stations.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Fame Gurukul' ex-contestant Chhavi releases new song 'Banna Re'
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Singer Chhavi Sodhani, who was one of the top 12 contestants on the debut season of singing reality TV show "Fame Gurukul", has come up with her new single, titled "Banna Re".
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
DoT meets telcos & vendors on 5G trial preparedness
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) held a preliminary meeting on trials of 5G spectrum on Thursday with telecom service providers and their telecom equipment vendors to get a status update on their preparedness and what they expect from the department.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Left, ultra-Left sweep JU elections, ABVP 2nd in Engineering
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Ultra-left and Left organisations swept the students union elections in the Jadavpur University where the vote count was held on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
ISL: Mumbai City FC will make it to the play-offs: Sougou
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Mumbai City FC will play the last league game of the 2019-20 Indian Super League on Friday and a win would ensure that the Islanders qualify for the playoffs for the third time in the club's history.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Tesla Cybertruck pre-orders reach 5 lakh
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Cybertruck Owners Club has claimed that the pre-orders for the Tesla Cybertruck have reached five lakh, an average of almost 6,000 each day since November 2019.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sharad, Anjum, Eijaz on exercising caution when using social media
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actors Sharad Malhotra, Anjum Fakih and Eijaz Khan, who will star in the web series "Kashmakash", have spoken about the consequences of oversharing on social media.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Move over Nehru-Gandhis, BJP govt paints the town saffron
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) An RTI query in 2012 revealed that 12 central and 52 state schemes, 28 sports tournaments and trophies, 19 stadiums, five airports and ports, 98 educational institutions, 51 awards, 15 fellowships, 15 national sanctuaries and parks, 39 hospitals and medical institutions, 37 institutions, chairs and festivals and 74 roads, buildings and places are named after the first family of the Congress - the Nehru-Gandhi family.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tamil Nadu to set up Protected Special Agriculture Zone
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Assembly here on Thursday passed a Bill declaring the Cauvery delta region, comprising Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, some portions of Cuddalore and Pudukottai districts, as the Protected Special Agriculture Zone (PSAZ).
2020-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
India founded on pillars of Gandhian nationalism: Congress
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Reacting to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's advice on Thursday to desist from use of the word 'nationalism' since it had connotations of 'Hitler and Nazism', the Congress said that India was founded on the pillars of Gandhian nationalism.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tanwar files contempt plea in SC on Ravidas temple restoration
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha MP Ashok Tanwar on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking contempt proceedings against the Delhi Development Authority Vice Chairman and Delhi Chief Secretary for failing to implement the top court's 2019 directive for the restoration of idols and reconstruction of the Guru Ravidas temple at Tughlaqabad, Delhi.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
TECNO refreshes its CAMON series in India with 2 devices
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) TECNO, the global premium smartphone brand of Transsion Holdings, on Thursday refreshed its camera centric smartphone line up in the country with CAMON 15 and CAMON 15Pro for Rs 9,999 and Rs 14,999, respectively.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Rahul Gandhi2.0 likely in April
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi is set to return as party President in April, said party sources here in New Delhi on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
50 Cent sparks debate with jab at gender-neutral bathrooms
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Rapper 50 Cent has spoken about the confusion that he experienced stemming from a gender-neutral bathroom.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
HC seeks Delhi govt's response on Manu Sharma's plea
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought the Arvind Kejriwal government's response on the 1999 Jessica Lal murder case convict Manu Sharma's plea for pre-mature release. He is serving life-term.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress slams Centre over crop insurance scheme
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Congress on Wednesday accused the Centre of shutting down the crop insurance scheme in a "surreptitious" manner by making it completely unimplementable after the Union cabinet decided that the government would reduce its share in the premium.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Kunal Ganjawala: I'm okay being the voice of adult pop love songs
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Back in 2004, Kunal Ganjawala's sensuous "Bheege honth tere" in the film "Murder" became a nationwide rage, and the singer became an overnight sensation. He followed it up with many more hits including "Yaar ko maine", after which he became the voice of "adult pop love songs in movies". He says he is comfortable with that.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gokulam Kerala hopeful ahead of away game against Neroca FC
Imphal, Feb 20 (IANS) Neroca FC will be playing host to Gokulam Kerala FC in the I-League at the Khuman Lumpak Stadium on Friday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football
Rajkummar Rao wishes ladylove Patralekhaa on her birthday
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao took to social media to wish his ladylove, actress Patralekhaa, on her birthday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two killed as train derails in Australia
Canberra, Feb 20 (IANS) Two passengers were killed and several others injured when an express train derailed near the Victorian town of Wallan in Australia on Thursday, officials said.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajasthan HC defers IPL hearing to March 17
Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) In what could be a blow to Rajasthan Royals' plans of hosting a couple of their home games in Guwahati for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Rajasthan High Court has deferred their hearing to March 17.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Drink tart cherry juice to improve exercise performance
Toronto, Feb 20 (IANS) Tart cherry juice is known for reducing strength loss and improving muscle recovery after intensive exercise, and now researchers have found that it also helps in improving exercise performance.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Aakanksha Sharma: Recognition is important for an artist
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Singer Aakanksha Sharma, who won the Upcoming Female Vocalist of the Year award at Radio Mirchi Music Awards 2020, is happy that finally she got recognition for her talent.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CRISIL downgrades Vodafone Idea's Rs 3,500 cr NCD
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Rating agency CRISIL has downgraded Vodafone Idea's Rs 3,500 crore debt paper in view of lower likelihood of any relief from the government.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Better monitoring may help save lions in India
Dehradun, Feb 20 (IANS) An alternative method of monitoring endangered lions in India can help improve estimates of their numbers and also in making informed conservation policy and management decisions.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab may compensate farmers for setting up power towers
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said in the Assembly, here on Thursday, his government would soon come out with a policy on compensating farmers for the land used for setting up towers by the Punjab State Transmission Corporation (PSTCL).
2020-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Taapsee on Filmfare Awards storm: Glad my name wasn't dragged into it
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu, who recently won the Filmfare Critics' Choice Award for Best Actor (Female), has reacted on the controversy that the awards ceremony has generated this year, over Zoya Akhtar's "Gully Boy" sweeping most of the awards.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Bollywood
Federer withdraws from French Open after knee surgery
Zurich, Feb 20 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer on Thursday announced that he will be giving the French Open a miss this year after undergoing a knee surgery. The 38-year-old said in a social media post that he had an arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday in Switzerland.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Unable to hail a cab, Kirti Kulhari opts for rickshaw ride
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Unable to hail a cab on time, actress Kirti Kulhari was spotted taking a rickshaw ride in the city. The actress seemed quite happy with the experience as she posted a selfie on Instagram while enjoying the ride in Mumbai's Kharghar area.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
JSW Steel to pay Rs 19,700 cr by Mar 15 to acquire BPSL
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) JSW Steel is all set to wrap up one of the long-drawn and high-profile insolvency resolution cases, as it is likely to pay Rs 19,700 crore for acquiring the bankrupt Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd by March 15, sources said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rajeev Khandelwal turns cop for OTT show 'Naxal'
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Rajeev Khandelwal will be seen playing a cop in the upcoming web show "Naxal".
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
12 trucks carrying illegal 'Burmese supari' seized in Assam
Silchar, Feb 20 (IANS) Assam forest officials have seized 12 trucks carrying around 120 tons of illegal 'Burmese supari' (betel nuts from Myanmar) from Dima Hasao district in the state's southern part, officials said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amanda Bynes plans to launch new clothing line
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Amanda Bynes plans to start a career in fashion business.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Asian Wrestling C'ships: Divya wins gold, 4 Indians in final (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Divya Kakran on Thursday won the gold at the 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships, becoming the second Indian woman to win gold at the competition.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Facing racial jibes, Nagaland girl seeks refuge in TISS hostel
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) In a bizarre development, a tribal student from Nagaland has decided to stay put on the campus of the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) after fearing racial jibes at her suburban Mumbai home.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
K-pop band BTS debut a new track on TikTok
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Korean boy band BTS are set to debut a new track called "ON", from their latest album "Map Of The Soul: 7", on the short video-making platform TikTok.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Red Bull Neymar jr's five-a-side qualifiers kicks off
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Following the success of the 2019 edition, Red Bull Neymar Jr.s Five, a globally established five-on-five football tournament kicked-off its fifth edition with the city qualifiers from February 15 to March 8 across 18 cities in the country.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
As SC stays death warrant in Surat case, questions persist over Nirbhaya case delay
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Amid public outcry over the delay in execution of death penalty given to four convicts in Nirbhaya case, the Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the death warrant issued by a Gujarat court in the execution of a 22-year-old man convicted in the rape and murder of a three-year-old child in Surat in 2018.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kareena, Malaika, Amrita redefine friendship goals in new pic
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actresses Malaika Arora, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Amrita Arora can be seen setting friendship goals in a new photograph.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Manjot Singh has a message for casting directors
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Manjot Singh feels casting directors and scriptwriters should look at Sikh actors beyond their appearance and stereotypes.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Crisil, India Rating, Brickwork downgrade Vodafone Idea (Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Telecom major Vodafone Idea's survival is under serious doubt as the company's ratings have been downgraded by three agencies in the span of just two days.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jr NTR collaborates with director Trivikram for next film
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Telugu star Jr NTR will collaborate with filmmaker Trivikram for his 30th film.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Jennifer Lawrence returns to acting after marriage
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrenceis all set to return to the screen for the first time after marriage last year. She has taken up a role in director Adam McKay's upcoming Netflix comedy titled "Don't Look Up".
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Lenovo unveils new wireless headphones at Rs 2,499
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Chinese multinational technology company Lenovo on Thursday launched its new wireless headphones 'HD 116' for Rs 2,499 in India.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Huawei P40, P40 Pro appear on certification site TENAA
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone giant Huawei is likely to refresh its flagship P series with the P40 Pro and P40 and both the smartphones have been listed on the country's certification site -- TENAA.
2020-02-20
Category: International, China,Technology
Millie Bobby Brown: Sexualisation & insults made me insecure
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) "Stranger Things" actor Millie Bobby Brown, who turned 16 a day ago, posted an emotional post on her birthday, explaining how she dealt with online bullying and unecessary negativity.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
5 killed in tragic road accident in J&K
Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) At least five people were killed in a road accident at Gagwal on the Jammu-Pathankot National Highway on Thursday, officials said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vicky Kaushal: Ayushmann Khurrana and I are connected somewhere
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal returns to the screens for the first time since his National Award-winning blockbuster "Uri: The Surgical Strike" with his new release, "Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship". At the box-office the film clashes with "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan", starring Ayushmann Khurrana, with whom he shared the National Award. Ayushmann received the honour for his role in "Andhadhun".
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala HC calls for files pertaining to missing cartridges
Kochi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Thursday asked the production of all files related to the missing cartridges of the Kerala Police.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
26 killed in two road accidents in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) At least 26 people were killed in two separate road accidents in Tamil Nadu on Thursday, police said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Political storm over torture of Dalit youths in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) A viral video showing two Dalit youths in Rajasthan being beaten and tortured and a screwdriver being inserted into the rectum of one of the victims, has snowballed into a political controversy as Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday asked the state government to look into the issue.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Punjab & Haryana HC judge humours counsel, adjourns case over 'bad mood' request
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) A single judge bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has brought on record an unusual request by a counsel, who wished for a case to be adjourned, as he apprehended the court to be in "bad mood that might adversely affect" the matter.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cong uses Goyal's 'mini-Portugal' comment to attack Goa CM
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) Union Railways and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal's comment last week about creating a "mini-Portugal" in Goa, made at a business conclave in Mumbai attended by Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, has now found political currency.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Fintech funding in India doubled to $3.7bn in 2019: Report
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India became world's third largest financial technology (fintech) centre -- behind only the US and the UK -- in 2019 as fintech investments nearly doubled to $3.7 billion from $1.9 billion in 2018, an Accenture study said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Police officials, kin rescued after boat capsizes in Bhopal
Bhopal, Feb 20 (IANS) Several senior Madhya Pradesh Police officers and their family members, including the DGP's wife, had a providential escape after a boat they were riding in capsized in a lake here on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hero Indian Open from March 19
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A strong Indian contingent comprising numerous European and Asian Tour champions will take on an equally strong international star cast as the 56th edition of the Hero Indian Open (HIO) tees off next month.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
Asian Wrestling C'ships: Divya storms into final
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Divya Kakran (68 kg) on Thursday stormed into the final of her weight class at the 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships, beating Japanese junior world champion Naruha Matsuyuki along the way.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Hairdresser community gathers for Goa festival
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANSlife) In a coming together of India's hairdresser community, a hair festival in Goa saw the participation of over 5000 hair artists and salon owners and had signature masterclasses by celebrity, international MATRIX ambassadors -- Alfredo Lewis, Phillip Wolf and Danielle Keasling.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,IANS Life
No intention to remove Art 371: Amit Shah
Itanagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday assured that the Central government has no intention to remove Article 371 which provides special powers to the northeast, and warned that those trying to spread rumours will not succeed in their attempts.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Miraculous escape for Kamal, Kajal in 'Indian 2' accident
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) It was fraction of a second between life and death for movie top actors -- Kamal Haasan, Kajal Aggarwal -- and costume designer Amritharam at the shooting spot of movie "Indian 2".
2020-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
LaLiga launches its first ever campaign with Rohit
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) LaLiga, one of the most popular football leagues in the world, has launched an on-air campaign to promote the Spanish league in India with its brand ambassador, Rohit Sharma.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
SC stays Karnataka HC's non-bailable warrant against DGP
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the Karnataka High Court order, issuing a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against state Director General of Police for not showing up to give explanation in a transfer case of a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who has claimed that he had been transferred 30 times in 24 years.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jamia videos: 10 students record statements before Delhi Police
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Delhi Police Crime Branch on Thursday recorded statements of 10 students of the Jamia Millia Islamia in connection with videos of alleged police brutality inside the varsity campus on December 15.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Army doesn't discriminate on religion, gender basis: Naravane
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Welcoming an apex court judgment on permanent commission to women officers, Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Thursday said that the force did not discriminate against its members on the basis of religion, caste, creed, or even gender.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Ola syncs emergency button to police control room in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) The city police on Thursday said ride hailing platform Ola has integrated its emergency button with the police control room for faster security response to passengers in trouble.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
KIIT students from tribal groups changing lives through rugby
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Sport has the power to change lives is a reality at the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), which is a part of the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) University.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Fitch gives 'stable' outlook to Airtel
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Bharti Airtel Limited's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BBB-' and senior unsecured rating 'BBB-' and the Outlook on the IDR is Stable.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bhushan Power Acquisition: JSW Steel to pay Rs 19,700 cr
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) JSW Steel is all set to wrap up one of the long-drawn and high profile insolvency resolution cases, as it is likely to pay Rs 19,700 crore to acquire the bankrupt Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd by March 15, sources said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ayushmann Khurrana catches up with LGBTQI+ fans in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who will next be seen in the gay rom-com "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan", interacted with LGBTQI+ fans during his visit to the Capital.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mahesh Babu unveils statue of veteran Telugu actor Vijaya Nirmala
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu, along with his father, veteran actor Krishna, unveiled the statue of his stepmother and well-known actor-filmmaker Vijaya Nirmala on Thursday here.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Barua, Chauhan summoned by Kolkata court for libel & slander
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) The 10th Metropolitan Magistrate Court of Calcutta has issued summons to Chess Grandmaster Dibyendu Barua and Secretary of the All India Chess Federation, Bharat Singh Chauhan for libel and slander against the Secretary of the Bengal Chess Association, Atanu Lahiri.
2020-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Vodafone Idea pays Rs 1000 cr to DoT towards AGR: Sources
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Vodafone Idea on Thursday paid Rs 1,000 crore to Department of Telecom towards its AGR dues, official sources said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Is National Museum confused with Harappan menu: Twitterati
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The National Museum has dropped all meat and fish items from its Harappan menu. But if one checks out the item on display, a fish is prominently visible.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Law student alleges rape by lawyer in UP
Bareilly, Feb 20 (IANS) A law student was allegedly raped by a lawyer and his accomplice inside his chamber in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district last week, police said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident