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Bridge collapsed due to faulty plan: Engineer
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) The under-construction bridge on Farakka barrage that collapsed in Baishnabnagar of West Bengal's Malda district, could have been the victim of a faulty plan, a site engineer alleged on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Under pressure, Goa withdraws order imposing Section 144
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid criticism from the opposition as well as tourism industry stakeholders, the North Goa district administration late on Monday withdrew its controversial order imposing Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in North Goa for a period of sixty days.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Rahul respects Manmohan Singh, wanted clean politics: Cong
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Congress has rejected former Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia's contention that then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wanted to quit after Rahul Gandhi tore the Ordinance, proposed by the UPA government.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka reserves 25% police posts for women: Governor
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) Karnataka has reserved 25 per cent of posts in the state police department for women to ensure gender equality, Governor Vajubhai Vala said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Assam University shutdown enters eighth day
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) A section of students at the Assam University in Silchar have enforced a hunger strike and shutdown for around a week, protesting against the rustication of a research scholar, who they claim, exposed corruption in the institution.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Education,Politics
US Hercules planes arrive for President Trump's security
Gandhinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Following their security protocol, the American side is flying in equipment for the safety of the US' first couple, with the first transport plane, carrying security gadgets, arriving at the airport here on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
Cong asks Kamal Nath, Scindia to iron out differences
Bhopal, Feb 17 (IANS) The Congress leadership is trying to make peace between Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and party General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia amid raging war of words between them.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
DRDO scientists reach Gujarat port to inspect Chinese ship
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Nuclear scientists from the DRDO reached Kandla port in Gujarat on Monday to inspect a Chinese ship carrying a machine used to launch ballistic missiles which has been detained there.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mohan Bahgwat calls Gandhi 'kattar sanatani' Hindu
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known as the Mahatma across the globe was a 'kattar sanatani' Hindu or so claims the RSS boss Mohan Bhagwat.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
80% Indian bird species population on decline
Gandhinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Almost 80 per cent of the 867 species of birds population in India has been on decline in the past five years, according to a report to which over 15,500 birdwatchers from across the country contributed.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Smriti Irani calls Rahul Gandhi "Abdullah Deewaney"
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Known for her sassy responses to her opponents on social media, Union Minister Smriti Irani yet again took a jibe on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will there be Mamata-Shah parleys in Bhubaneswar?
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) A one-on-one between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Union Home Minister Amit Shah is on the cards in Bhubaneswar where the Eastern Zonal Council is scheduled to meet on February 28, sources said.
2020-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Italian cruise passengers to be brought back, crew may stay
Rome, Feb 17 (IANS/AKI) Italy is working to fly home dozens of its citizens quarantined aboard a coronavirus-hit cruise ship off Japan, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Italy,International
All Wuhan evacuees to leave ITBP quarantine by Tuesday
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Two hundred people, who tested negative for coronavirus infection, in quarantine at ITBP Chahwla Camp after being evacuated from Wuhan in China, are set to be discharged on Monday night. The rest may leave the camp by Tuesday evening.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mumbai Airport, other Indian landscapes in Google Earth View list
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Google Earth View is a collection of thousands of Earth's most stunning landscapes as seen from space. The search giant recently added over a 1,000 new images to its repository, which now has over 2,500 birds-eye view images of Earth's most beautiful places across the seven continents.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Need to review many welfare schemes, Montek reminds govt
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Montek Singh Alhuwalia, a former Deputy Chairman of the now- defunct Planning Commission, on Monday said that many welfare schemes of the government needed to be reviewed to assess their reach and efficacy.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
IRCTC gives clarification on seat reserved for Lord Mahakal
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Facing backlash over its decision to reserve one seat for Lord Mahakal on the newly launched Varanasi-Indore Kashi Mahakal Express, the IRCTC on Monday clarified that a seat was reserved for Lord Shiva in the train during its inaugural run as a "one-time affair" to seek "blessings" for the success of the new project.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indian businesses start to feel COVID-19 impact
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) As the spread of coronavirus and resultant fatalities continue to make headlines, Indian businesses have started to feel the heat with disruption in the supply-demand scenario, according to a LocalCircles report on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cong asks leaders to introspect about their roles in party
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After two Congress leaders -- Ajay Maken and Milind Deora -- engaged in a war of words on social media, the party on Monday cautioned all its leaders to refrain from such things in public, avoid commenting on the matters of other states and advised them to introspect about their role in the party.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sitting more may raise heart disease risk in older women
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Spending a lot of time sitting may increase heart disease risk among overweight and obese post-menopausal women, warns a study.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
7 killed, 19 injured in blast in Quetta
Quetta, Feb 17 (IANS) At least seven persons were killed and 19 others injured in an explosion in the city on Monday, a media report quoted Balochistan government spokesman Liaqat Shahwani as saying.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Du Plessis, Rabada return to SA squad for Australia T20Is
Johannesburg, Feb 17 (IANS) South Africa pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada and former captain Faf du Plessis have returned to the T20I side for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Australia, Cricket South Africa announced on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan making efforts in Ehsan case: Minister
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Ijaz Shah confirmed on Monday that former Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan had escaped from the custody of security agencies, but asserted that authorities were "doing a lot" in the case and that there would be "good news".
2020-02-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Public distribution system to be revamped: Danve
Amritsar, Feb 17 (IANS) To improve the public distribution system, Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs Raosaheb Dadarao Danve on Monday said here that the Centre is going to implement 'One Nation One Ration Card' scheme in the country.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip fails durability test
Seoul, Feb 17 (IANS) Samsung Electronics' newly launched foldable smartphone that aims to popularise the foldable form factor in the market has failed at the "famous" JerryRigEverything durability test.
2020-02-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Mamata, Dhankhar hold one-on-one at Raj Bhavan
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid continuous stream of confrontations between the West Bengal government and the Raj Bhavan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called on Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and held an hour long one-on-one meeting with him.
2020-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Fit-again Sania to return to action at Dubai Open
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS) Returning from a calf injury, Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza is set to take part in the ongoing Dubai Open on Wednesday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Tesla ordered to halt work on its German Gigafactory
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla has been ordered to halt its work on felling of trees near Berlin to build its first European car and battery Gigafactory facility, in what is being hailed as a victory for environmental activists.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Himachal approves annual plan of Rs 7,900 crore
Shimla, Feb 17 (IANS) An annual plan size of Rs 7,900 crore for the next fiscal was approved on Monday at a meeting of the Himachal Pradesh Planning Board presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
India to send medical supplies to China
New Delhi/Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) India will send a consignment of medical supplies on a relief flight to Wuhan later this week to support China in its fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
30 kg gold robbed in Ludhiana in 20 minutes
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) In a daring heist, five armed robbers on Monday decamped with 30 kg gold from the industrial city Ludhiana in Punjab within 20 minutes after tying staff members with a rope.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Koregaon-Bhima: Maharashtra to conduct parallel probe
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) In a significant development, the Maharashtra government will conduct a parallel investigation into the Elgar Parishad-Koregaon-Bhima case, a senior state minister said here on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Poor sleep can increase heart disease risk in women
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Women who sleep poorly tend to overeat and consume a lower-quality diet, say researchers, adding that poor sleep quality can increase the risk of heart disease and obesity.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Return Coronavirus relief flight to bring back more Indians
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Following the outbreak of COVID-19, India will bring back its remaining citizens from Wuhan city in China.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Americans from quarantined cruise ship in Japan flown home
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Over 300 US citizens aboard a coronavirus-hit cruise ship, quarantined in Japan's Yokohoma port, were flown home on Monday, reports said.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,National
Will Trump do Namaste or shake hands with Modi?
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) As India readies for 'Namaste Trump' to match the 'Howdy Modi!' cheer, the top brass at the billion dollar companies have adopted the Indian way of greeting at their flagship conferences, business meets and local events -- shunning handshakes which has been the most basic form of business etiquette as the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 continues to spread.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kashmir senior official questions UN secretary general over Pak
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) One of the top civil administrators of Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday questioned United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres over his appreciation of Pakistan's efforts at curbing terrorism.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
As Marandi goes back to BJP, his JVM-P MLAs join Congress
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Just when Jharkhand's former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi merged his party into the BJP in Ranchi, two of his MLAs joined the Congress here in Delhi. MLAs Pradeep Yadav and Bandhu Tirkey merged the party into Congress, increasing the party's strength in the house to 18.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hyd student 'dies of shock' after shoplifting
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) A college student died under suspicious circumstances at a leading supermarket here on Sunday night after he was allegedly found stealing a chocolate.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab ex-DIG convicted in mass suicide case
Amritsar, Feb 17 (IANS) After 16 years of the crime, former Punjab Deputy Inspector General Kultar Singh along with five other police personnel was held guilty by a local court in a mass suicide case.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kashmir Press Club takes note of 'harassment' of journalists
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) The Kashmir Press Club on Monday took serious note of the continuous "harassment" of journalists in the Valley.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Extreme weather events can bring next recession
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Extreme weather could bring next recession, say researchers, adding that despite obvious market risks brought by fires, floods and other events, asset managers are slow to react.
2020-02-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
COVID-19: Tech launches go virtual after MWC 2020 takes a hit
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Days after the world's largest mobile exhibition -- the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona was called off by its organiser GSMA, tech companies are now going virtual, to launch their products, which were initially slated to be unveiled at the MWC.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shah targets Hemant Soren govt over killing of 7 tribals
Ranchi, Feb 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday targeted the Hemant Soren government in Jharkhand over the brutal killing of seven tribal people in West Singhbhum district in January.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Rahul, Priyanka hails SC decision on women officers
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi on Monday hailed the apex court decision that women officers should get permanent commission in the armed forces and also stressed the necessity to change the mindset to "end gender discrimination".
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
14 students injured in UP bus accident
Siddhartha Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 17 (IANS) Fourteen school children in Uttar Pradesh's Siddhartha Nagar on Monday were injured when the bus they were travelling in overturned.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lunch for Rs 2000 at 'extravagant' Kerala diaspora event
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 17 (IANS) With Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac time and again crying foul on the precarious financial position of the state, reports have emerged which show massive spending at a conference held here for the diaspora. Rs 83 lakh has been spent just for food and accommodation.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Politics
Faf du Plessis steps down as South Africa captain
Johannesburg, Feb 17 (IANS) Faf du Plessis has stepped down from South Africa captaincy in Tests and T20Is effective immediately, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Monday.
2020-02-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Community kitchens: SC slaps Rs 10 lakh fine on five states
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday imposed additional cost of Rs 5 lakh on five states -- Delhi, Maharashtra, Odisha, Goa and Manipur, for failing to deposit Rs 5 lakh imposed earlier and not complying with its directions to file their affidavits on a PIL seeking setting up of community kitchens across the country.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Fire in Mumbai GST Bhavan, no casualties
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) A massive fire broke out on the top floors of the ground plus eight-storied GST Bhavan here at Byculla on Monday morning, officials said.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident