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Terror suspect arrested in Bihar
Patna/Ranchi, Feb 25 (IANS) A man suspected to be involved in the 2002 terror attack on the American Centre in Kolkata has been arrested in Bihar's Gaya district, police said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Mumbai beat defending champs Gujarat
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Half-centuries by Aditya Tare and Siddhesh Lad coupled with an excellent bowling performance enable Mumbai to defeat defending champions Gujarat by 98 runs in a Group C match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Slain techie's wife seeks answers from US government (Roundup)
Washington/Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) The wife of slain Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla has publicly sought answers to what she perceived was a spread in American hate crimes as mourners held a vigil at a local church for the victims of the bar shooting in which her husband died.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Don't believe the dreams spun by Modi-Shah: Mayawati
Deoria (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 25 (IANS) BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday warning the people of Uttar Pradesh from falling for their promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah as they were dreaming of harming the state after winning the elections.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Congress, BJP cry foul over Kerala CM's remark on actress kidnap case
Kochi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Congress and the BJP on Saturday slammed Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who contended that there was no conspiracy behind the kidnapping of a popular Kerala actress that took place last week.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nitish demands national debate on Ganga
Patna, Feb 25 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday stressed on the need for a national debate for a clean and pollution-free Ganga river.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Campaigning for fifth phase of UP elections ends
Lucknow, Feb 25 (IANS) Campaigning for the fifth phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh drew to a close on Saturday evening. Polling for 51 seats across 11 districts will be held on February 27, in which 1.84 crore voters will cast their votes including 96 lakh women.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Court strikes down serious charges against 'Freedom 251' firm MD
Ghaziabad, Feb 25 (IANS) A court here struck down grave sections of forgery and criminal conspiracy imposed by the Ghaziabad police on Ringing Bells MD Mohit Goel, while maintaining the charges of cheating and criminal breach of trust as it extended his judicial custody by 14 days.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
64 Indian exporters to participate in Gulf Food 2017 festival
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) As many as 64 Indian exporters will showcase their agricultural and processed food products at Gulf Food 2017 festival, which starts in Dubai on Sunday and goes on till March 2, an official statement said.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
India poised to be more open, less protectionist: Jaitley
London/New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that India aspires to be a more open economy and stay away from protectionism.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Bengal questions Apollo hospital for refusal to release patient over bills
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Saturday summoned authorities of a city based private hospital for allegedly having refused to release a patient over money and even taking possession of his fixed deposit certificates.
2017-02-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Nitish opposes Centre's inland waterways project on Ganga
Patna, Feb 25 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday publicly announced that he and his government are against the central government's proposed Allahabad-Haldia national inland waterways project on the river Ganga via the state.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gebrselassie, Sachin to flag off Sunday's IDBI marathon (Preview)
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Two time Olympics medallist Haile Gebrselassie from Ethiopia and Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar will flag off all the four races of the second IDBI Federal Life Insurance marathon from the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Taapsee Pannu to sponsor 'Pink' inspired cafe
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu got impressed how a bunch of six young girls from a small town near Karnataka's Mangalore district thought of starting an eatery joint after watching 2016 film "Pink". Taapsee will now sponsor the eatery, which has been named Pink Cafe.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SIO demands probe into Najeeb's disappearance
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) on Saturday demanded a judicial probe into the disappearance of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Education
Was taken aback: Param Singh on slapping Niti Taylor in 'Ghulaam'
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) TV actor Param Singh had to slap his co-star Niti Taylor for a scene in TV show "Ghulaam". He says he was taken aback when he got to know about this.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Women Writers' Festival concludes
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The first edition of Women Writers Festival brought together discussions on some significant issues around women under one roof here.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
HIL: Goalkeeper Charter takes Kalinga to second successive final
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) Andrew Charter put up a superb show under the bar to guide Kalinga Lancers to their second consecutive final of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) as they prevailed over Uttar Pradesh Wizards 4-3 (4-4) via penalty shoot-out at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Indians disappoint on 2nd day of Shooting World Cup
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian shooters failed to yield any medals despite reaching the finals of two events on the second day of the ongoing World Cup even as China continued to dominate the medal tally winning three golds and two silver at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Smith, O'Keefe power Australia to victory (Intro Roundup)
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) Inspired by an all-round effort, Australia ended India's 19-match record unbeaten streak after thrashing the hosts by a mammoth 333 runs within three days of the opening Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Defence Security Corps celebrates 70th Raising Day
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Defence Security Corps (DSC), responsible for providing security to sensitive defence and civil installations, on Saturday celebrated its 70th Raising Day, said an official.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Terror suspect arrested in Bihar
Patna, Feb 25 (IANS) A man suspected to be involved in the 2002 terror attack on the American Centre in Kolkata has been arrested in Bihar's Gaya district, police said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
White House escalates war on 'anti-Trump' media (Roundup)
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) The White House ramped up its war against the press by barring multiple "anti-Trump" media outlets -- The New York Times, CNN, The Los Angeles Times, BBC, BuzzFeed News, Politico, The Huffington Post and The Guardian -- from a briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Nandita Das an able director: Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who will be seen portraying Saadat Hasan Manto in filmmaker Nandita Das' film "Manto", says he is quite excited to work with her as she is an "able director".
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,Bollywood
Slain techie's body to reach Hyderabad on Monday
Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) The body of Hyderabad engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in the US in what appears to be a hate crime, will arrive here on Monday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Sheila Dikshit clarifies on 'immature' Rahul remark
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, in a U-turn on her earlier remark that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi was "still not mature", has clarified that he has "the sensitivity of a mature leader".
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kejriwal calls Delhi Police 'agent' of BJP over Ramjas violence
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday slammed Delhi Police for showing alleged laxity in handling the clashes at Delhi University's Ramjas College and alleged that the police force has turned into an "agent" of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Wish to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali: Amaan Ali Bangash
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Sarod player Amaan Ali Bangash says Bollywood is too commercial to find a room for Indian classical music. He also wishes to work with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
DU student, who lost father in Kargil war, challenges ABVP
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) A Delhi University student and daughter of an army Captain who died in the Kargil war has launched a social media campaign against the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad - #StudentsAgainstABVP - that has gone viral on social media in the wake of the violence in Ramjas College.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education,Human Interest/Society
India should be unhappy at the manner of losing Test (Column: Just Sport)
Sometimes the figures tell it all, and Indias massive loss to Australia in the first of the four-Test series in Pune certainly reveal so.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Harbhajan takes a jibe at Pune track post India's 333-run loss
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who predicted a 4-0 verdict in favour of India in the run-up to the four-match Test rubber against Australia, on Saturday blamed the pitch for the home team's 333-run loss in the opening match at the Maharastra Cricket Association Stadium here.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Kejriwal seeks bank accounts details of Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday approached the Delhi High Court seeking back account details of of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and his family members from 1999 to 2015.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Naidu raps Chidambaram for Kashmir remarks
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Union Minster M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday termed former Home Minister P. Chidambaram's remarks on NDA government's Kashmir policy as "highly shocking and irresponsible".
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Ranieri laments being sacked as Leicester manager
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Veteran football manager Claudio Ranieri has lamented that his dream of staying with Leicester City died after the reigning English Premier League (EPL) champions sacked him earlier this week.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UK Labour Party to extend support for Sri Lankan Tamils
Colombo, Feb 25 (IANS) Britains Labour Party is to reaffirm its strongest possible support for the Sri Lankan Tamils at a Parliamentary event next week, a media report said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Iraqi Shia militia recapture villages in west Mosul
Baghdad, Feb 25 (IANS) Iraqi Shia militias on Saturday recaptured four villages from the Islamic State (IS) terror group and killed 35 of its members in western Mosul.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Greek police detonate explosive device in Athens
Athens, Feb 25 (IANS) Greek police on Saturday detonated an explosive device placed near a police station in Athens.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Greece,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NASA's lost balloon recovered from Antarctica
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Scientists have recovered a lost football-field-sized balloon with a telescope hanging beneath it from Antarctica after a year of its flight.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Suspect in Kim's killing was 'paid $90 for baby oil prank'
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 25 (IANS) The Indonesian woman suspect in the murder of Kim Jong-nam said she was "hired" by two men to carry out a "prank" on the North Korean and was paid 400 Malaysian ringgits ($90) for it.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Malaysia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jats to observe 'Black Day' on Sunday
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) Even as their protest completed 28 days on Saturday, the Jat community has decided to observe 'Black Day' on February 26 (Sunday).
2017-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Priyanka Chopra to attend 2017 Oscars
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra announced on social media that she will be attending the 89th Academy Awards, which will take place on Sunday night here.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Hollande asks Trump not to disparage Paris
Paris, Feb 25 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande on Saturday asked his US counterpart Donald Trump not to disparage Paris, following the latter's remarks about the French capital's loss of appeal due to terrorist attacks.
2017-02-25
Category: International, France,Politics
Saudi foreign minister in Baghdad on official visit
Baghdad, Feb 25 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister on Saturday arrived in Baghdad on an official visit, a first since 2003, Iraqi authorities said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Iraq,Diplomacy
BSF hands over Pakistani border-crosser
Amritsar, Feb 25 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has handed over a Pakistani national who had crossed into the Indian territory inadvertently, officials said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Case registered against Agra SP candidate
Agra, Feb 25 (IANS) A case was registered on Saturday against Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate Atul Garg, from Agra North assembly constituency, at the instance of the Election Commission which took suo moto cognizance of his statement in a TV sting operation.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
10-nation ECO summit to focus on connectivity: Aziz
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) The 13th edition of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) summit, an inter-governmental regional grouping of 10 countries to be held in Islamabad on March 1, will focus on regional connectivity, Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Equities indices extend bull run on global cues, strong rupee (Market Review)
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Key Indian equities indices continued their bull run for the fifth straight week to gain over a per cent each, as positive corporate news and US Fed's plans of a gradual rate hike enhanced investors' risk-taking appetite.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jodie Foster leads anti-Trump protest
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Jodie Foster was among the "United Voices" that spoke up against US President Donald Trump at United Talent Agencys (UTA) rally outside its Beverly Hills office here.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ajmer Dargah blast case verdict likely on March 8
Jaipur, Feb 25 (IANS) A local court on Saturday announced it is likely to give its verdict in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah bomb blast case now on March 8.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Terrorism
Smith overwhelmed to end Australia's 13-year wait
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) Despite being rated lowly in the run-up to the first cricket Test against India, Australia skipper Steve Smith, whose defiant ton helped the visitors thrash the hosts by 333 runs and end their 19-match unbeaten run, is overwhelmed to register their first win in the sub-continent after a gap of 13 long years.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Thiem cruises into semis of Rio Open
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 25 (IANS) Second-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem cruised into the semi-finals of the Rio Open tennis championships with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Argentina's Diego Schwartzman.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Tennis
Shifting from modelling to acting was natural choice: Freddy Daruwala
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Model-turned-actor Freddy Daruwala, who plays a pivotal role in "Commando 2: The Black Money Trail", says the career span of a model is very short and that it was a nature shift for him to enter the world of acting.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Loss against Australia a big learning for me, says Kohli
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) After tasting his first loss as full-time India skipper, Virat Kohli on Saturday conceded that the 333-run loss to Australia in the first cricket Test is a big learning for him.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Ayesha Takia shuts down trollers over plastic surgery row
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Ayesha Takia Azmi has slammed all those who trolled her over various social media platforms for getting under the knife.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Telangana minister anguished over spate of attacks in US
Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Telangana Minister for NRI Affairs K.T. Rama has expressed shock and anguish over the spate of attacks the US, the latest being the killing of Hyderabad engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
INLD leaders continue in Patiala jail after SYL protest
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) Leaders of Haryana's INLD, arrested after protesting over the SYL canal project, continued to remain in jail in Punjab's Patiala for the second day on Saturday as they refused bail, said party leaders.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mamata saddened, shocked over Indian engineer's killing
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed grief over the killing of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in an apparent hate crime in the US.
2017-02-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Diaspora
Modi has stooped to low level of politicking: Congress
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has "stooped to extremely low level of politicking" in his poll speeches and was also trying to divide voters on communal lines.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Smith, O'Keefe power Australia to victory (Roundup)
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) Inspired by an all-round effort, Australia ended India's 19-match record unbeaten streak after thrashing the hosts by a mammoth 333 runs within three days of the opening Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
French photographer to hold exhibition over 'redhead' abuse
Paris, Feb 25 (IANS) A French photographer is set to hold an exhibition to highlight a prejudice known as "Gingerism", the country's ginger or red-haired people face, a media report said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, France,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
FIFA chief Infantino pledges support to Zimbabwe
Harare, Feb 25 (IANS) Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) president Gianni Infantino has met Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and pledged support towards development of football in the country.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Football
Australian author detained at US airport receives apology
Canberra, Feb 25 (IANS) An Australian author has received a written apology from the US after being wrongfully detained and insulted by immigration officials at the Los Angeles Airport, a media report said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Nice level with Ligue 1 leaders Monaco after 2-1 win over Montepellier
Nice, Feb 25 (IANS) Nice provisionally moved up to the second place ahead of defending champions Paris Saint-Germain, also leveling on points with leaders Monaco with a 2-1 comeback win against Montpellier in Ligue 1.
2017-02-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Bremen down Wolfsburg 2-1 in Bundesliga
Wolfsburg, Feb 25 (IANS) Serge Gnarby's brace sewed up Werder Bremen's 2-1 victory over Wolfsburg at the opener of the 22nd round in Bundesliga football championship.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Midfielder Bentaleb to stay at Schalke
Berlin, Feb 25 (IANS) Alegeria midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has signed a permanent deal to stay at German football club Schalke until 2021. Tottenham Hotspur and Schalke have agreed to make Bentaleb's contract permanent after the end of the loan deal this summer.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Schalke's Naldo sidelined for rest of season
Berlin, Feb 25 (IANS) Schalke defender Naldo will be out of action until the end of the football season due to a groin injury.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
700% rise in antibiotic resistant infections in US kids
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Researchers have found a 700-per cent surge in infections caused by bacteria that is resistant to multiple kinds of antibiotics among children in the US.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Simple ways to keep skin safe from Holi colours
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Holi colours can sometime cause irritation, itching, rashes and serious bruises to the skin. Before going out to play Holi, apply a good amount of oil on your body and wear dark full sleeves cotton clothes which will cover your whole body and can protect you from direct harm of colours, says an expert.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Interactive health apps good but watch the tone
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Just like real doctors and nurses, online health tools with good but controlled communication skills can promote healthier lifestyles, a team of Indian-origin researchers has said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
10 die in China hotel fire
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) At least 10 persons were killed in a hotel fire in China's Jiangxi province on Saturday, firefighters said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP a master of copying, has copied SP manifesto: Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow, Feb 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday hit back at allegations by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his government was patronising copy mafia in the state, and said it was in fact the BJP which was a master in copying.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Delhi cabinet approves proposal to revise minimum wages
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Delhi cabinet on Saturday approved the recommendation of a committee to revise minimum wages in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Excited to explore Switzerland again: Ranveer Singh
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh, who is the Indian ambassador for Switzerland Tourism, is travelling to the country and says he is really excited to explore it again.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Scoreboard: India vs Australia first Test
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) Scorecard after Australia thrashed India by 333 runs in the first cricket Test here on Saturday:
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Ruckus in Odisha assembly over Modi's poverty jibe
Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 (IANS) Demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remark over poverty in Odisha, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Congress members on Saturday created a ruckus in the state Assembly.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
China to lift 10 mn out of poverty
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) China will lift 10 million people out of poverty in 2017, and the country will strictly review the spending of poverty relief funds to ensure transparent and efficient use of the money, the authorities said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Chelsea Handler not interested in hosting Oscars
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress-comedienne Chelsea Handler says she has no intentions of hosting the Academy Awards.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump camp escalates attack on media
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump turned the power of the White House against the news media, escalating his attacks on journalists as "the enemy of the people" while his press secretary barred several news outlets from his briefing.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
42 die in Syria attacks
Damascus, Feb 25 (IANS) At least 42 persons were killed as six suicide bombers detonated themselves at two security headquarters in Syria's central province of Homs on Saturday, a monitor group said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistan returns 252 Afghans in goodwill gesture
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistan has returned 252 Afghan nationals to their home country in a goodwill gesture even as it kept the border entry points with Afghanistan shut for the ninth day for security reasons in the wake of a series of bombings.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Children in London schools breathe toxic air: Report
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Tens of thousands of children at over 800 schools, nurseries and colleges in London are being exposed to illegal levels of air pollution that risk causing lifelong health problems, a media report said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
German ministry under fire for meat-free buffets
Berlin, Feb 25 (IANS) Politicians stormed out of a buffet at a German government symposium on "exporting green technology" in Berlin this month when meat was not served, a media report said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Germany,Human Interest/Society
Abs are my favourite thing to work out: Kendall Jenner
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Model Kendall Jenner's "favourite" body part to work out is her stomach, and she loves the feeling after her trainer has "killed" her abs which leaves her in pain.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
On ground aircraft collision averted at Ahmedabad airport
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) An alert air traffic controller averted an on ground collision between an IndiGo and a SpiceJet aircraft which were ferrying at least 400 passengers between them at Ahmedabad airport.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Amid political tensions, three-tiered security for Oscars
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) During the time of unusual political turmoil surrounding US President Donald Trump, the 89th Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre here on Sunday night under three-tiered security perimeter by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vivek Oberoi keen to play custom officer
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actor Vivek Oberoi wants to play an officer of the Customs and Excise department as he finds they have interesting stories to share.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over 600,000 offer prayers at Pashupatinath on Mahashivratri
Kathmandu, Feb 25 (IANS) Over 600,000 devotees offered prayers to Lord Shiva till Saturday morning at the Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal on the occasion of the Mahashivaratri festival, media reports said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Nepal,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Naga accord will not compromise Manipur's integrity, assures Modi
Imphal, Feb 25 (IANS) Amid rising concerns over the Naga accord, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday assured Manipur that there is not "a single word" in the 2015 agreement that would compromise the territory of the northeastern state. He also said a BJP government would accomplish works in 15 months that the Congress "took 15 years to do".
2017-02-25
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Seoul to raise issue over Pyongyang's bio-chemical weapons
Seoul, Feb 25 (IANS) South Korea has decided to raise its voice against North Korea's possession of biochemical weapons in international meetings, Foreign Ministry officials said Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
'Lion' significantly talks about child adoption: Priyanka Bose
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Bose, who plays a pivotal role in Oscar nominated film "Lion", says that the movie talks about an important social cause like child adoption and universal language of giving.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Australia thrash India by 333 runs to end record winning streak
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) Australia ended India's 19-match record unbeaten streak after thrashing the hosts by a mammoth 333 runs in the opening cricket Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Samsung heir grilled again in corruption scandal
Seoul, Feb 25 (IANS) The de facto leader of the Samsung Group was called into the special prosecutor's office on Saturday for additional questioning over his alleged involvement in a high-profile corruption scandal that has rocked the country for the past several months.
2017-02-25
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cracks in Congress over supporting Shiv Sena for Mumbai Mayor
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Serious differences emerged on Saturday in the Congress party over the issue of extending support to the Shiv Sena for the post of Mayor after a hung house was thrown up in the recent elections to the country's richest civic body, BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
After 'Rangoon', Netaji's kin wants Vishal Bhardwaj to make movie on INA
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian revolutionary Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grand-nephew Chandra Kumar Bose wants National Award-winning filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj to direct a movie specifically on the "real story" of the Indian National Army (INA).
2017-02-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
First Test: O'Keefe's fifer reduces India to 99/6 at tea
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe's second five wicket haul reduced India to 99/6 in their second innings at tea on the third day of the opening cricket Test against Australia at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Protests in Pakistan village after Indian border guards kill mentally-ill woman
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Protests erupted in a Pakistani village along the border with India after Indian border forces shot dead a mentally-ill woman who had crossed over, the media reported.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Mexico warns US over border wall funding
Mexico City, Feb 25 (IANS) Mexico has warned the US against imposing a unilateral tax on Mexican imports to finance a border wall, saying it could respond in kind.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Diplomacy
Fully support Irom Sharmila: 'Rangoon' actress Lin Laishram
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Manipuri model-turned-actress Lin Laishram, who features in Vishal Bhardwaj's "Rangoon", says human rights activist Irom Sharmila is a "superwoman" and she totally supports the 'Iron Lady' in her political career.
2017-02-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Fatherhood the best thing happened to me: Harbhajan Singh
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who welcomed his first child -- a daughter named Hinaya Heer -- with wife and actress Geeta Basra last year, says becoming a father is the best thing that has happened to him.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Easy ways to create a garden at home
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Not everyone is able to make up with a green lawn or space to bloom in their gardening tactics. One can use fish pots, glass lamps, balls and bowls to create their own hanging gardens or reuse old furniture as garden desks, suggests an expert.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kabir Khan slams CBFC for refusing certificate to 'Lipstick...'
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) After Farhan Akhtar, Shyam Benegal and Ashoke Pandit, filmmaker Kabir Khan has slammed the Central Board of Film Certification's move to "refuse" a certificate to director Prakash Jha's "Lipstick Under My Burkha", terming it "ridiculous".
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Prepare well, avoid stimulants to overcome exam anxiety
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Experiencing stress due to exam pressure? The most important thing is to be well prepared. Start preparation early and meditate as it helps in bringing peace in mind, says an expert.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cracks in Congress over supporting Shiv Sena for Mumbai Mayor
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Differences emerged on Saturday in the Congress party over the issue of extending support to the Shiv Sena for the post of Mayor after a hung house was thrown up in elections to the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, the country's richest civic body.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
UNHRC urged to push Sri Lanka on human rights
Colombo, Feb 25 (IANS) The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has been urged to push Sri Lanka to develop a timetable for implementing the recommendations made in 2015 on fully restoring human rights in the country.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Separate quakes hit Arunachal, Tripura
Agartala, Feb 25 (IANS) Two separate quakes of varying magnitude hit India's northeastern region and Bangladesh on Saturday. There was no report of any major damage, officials said.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Indian embassy in US providing all help to family of slain engineer
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) The Indian embassy in Washington said it is closely monitoring the tragic shooting incident in Kansas and providing all help and assistance to the family of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in an apparent hate crime.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Clashes erupt in Pretoria anti-migrant protest
Pretoria, Feb 25 (IANS) Clashes have erupted in an anti-migrant protest rally in the South African capital of Pretoria prompting police to use rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon to disperse the demonstrators, a media report said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, South Africa,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kabul hopes for partial reopening of border
Kabul, Feb 25 (IANS) Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal expressed hope that border points between Pakistan and Afghanistan will partially reopen on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Kim Kardashian suffers wardrobe malfunction in racy corset
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian suffered a wardrobe malfunction with her racy corset top while stepping out for lunch here.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump times: Good cop, bad cop, just no stop! (Washington Diary)
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) The allies are upset. Bad hombres are scared. Millions of illegal immigrants, over 300,000 desis among them, have slipped into the shadows. And 'fake media' is hopping mad. But there is no stopping the trundling Trump train.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Two die in China hotel fire
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) At least two persons were killed and 14 injured in a hotel fire in China's Jiangxi province on Saturday, a firefighter said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Blac Chyna dating Kourtney Kardashian's former beau
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Model-turned-reality star Blac Chyna, who has parted ways from former fiance Rob Kardashian, is reportedly dating reality TV star and Rob's sister Kourtney Kardashian's former boyfriend Quincy Combs.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indian-origin researcher tweaks drones for moving targets
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) What if a drone delivers a mouth-watering pizza right in your car as you wait at the red signal and fly ahead? In a bid to make drones technology more potent, a team led by an Indian-origin researcher is teaching unmanned aerial vehicles to land on moving targets.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Technology,Diaspora
Antibiotics treating cystic fibrosis may cause deafness
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) A powerful class of antibiotics used to bring relief to people with cystic fibrosis (CF) could also increase the risk of permanent hearing loss, besides kidney damage, a study has found.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Slain Indian techie's wife seeks answers on rising hate crimes
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) The wife of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead at a US bar two days ago, has publicly sought answers to what she perceived was a spread in American hate crimes.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Satya Nadella condemns Indian engineer's killing in Kansas
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Saturday condemned the incident where an Indian engineer was killed and another injured by an American who mistook them for "Middle Easterners" and yelled "Get out of my country" before shooting them at a bar.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
35 die in Syria suicide bombings
Damascus, Feb 25 (IANS) At least 35 persons were killed and many more injured in several suicide attacks in Syria's Homs city, a local source said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Congress ruined Manipur, BJP will bring development in 15 months: Modi
Imphal, Feb 25 (IANS) Slamming the Congress party for "ruining" Manipur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said if the BJP comes to power in the state it will "do in 15 months what the Congress did not in the last 15 years".
2017-02-25
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Kansas killing latest in series of tragedies to hit Telugus in US
Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) The killing of Srinivas Kuchibhotla has come as yet another blow to the Telugu community in the US and has focused attention on a series of tragedies that have struck immigrants from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in recent times.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diaspora
Celebrity stylist would love to pen tell-all book
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) "Inspiring, entertaining and a sell-out" are some of the words that Ami Patel, a stylist to stars like Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt and Kangana Ranaut, used for a book that would offer a peek into the world of showbiz -- if she ever pens it.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cornered INLD trying to manufacture a revival in Haryana (News Analysis)
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) Forced into exile from power for the past over a dozen years, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) is virtually trying to manufacture its political revival in Haryana.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
NASA looks at sending two astronauts aboard Orion
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Days after the US President Donald Trump promised to "unlock the mysteries of space", NASA has kicked off a study to assess the feasibility of adding a two-member crew to the first unmanned flight of the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft called Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1).
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Eating prebiotics may improve sleep, cut impact of stress
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Intake of prebiotics -- dietary fibers found naturally in foods like chicory, artichokes, raw garlic, leeks and onions -- may help improve sleep and act as a buffer against the physiological impacts of stress, a study shows.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Priyanka Chopra to attend 2017 Oscars
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has announced that she will be attending the upcoming 89th Academy Awards.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Press US for action in Indian engineer's killing: Yechury
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Deploring the killing of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in the US, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday called for pressurising the Donald Trump administration for quick action.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Chinese commission bars 4th richest man for 10 years
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) The China Insurance Regulatory Commission has barred Yao Zhenhua, the fourth-richest man in the country, for 10 years for irregularities in the purchase of shares of a real estate firm, the media reported on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Images show continued nuclear activity in N. Korea
Seoul, Feb 25 (IANS) Recent satellite images released by a monitoring group showed continued activity at the North Korean nuclear test centre of Punggye-ri, although no imminent test was expected.
2017-02-25
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
Born to dance: Raja-Radha Reddy's Kuchipudi taverses 50 years (Arts Feature)
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The inception of their 50-year-journey was without fanfare and in the face of quite some opposition, but the commitment and passion of iconic dance couple Raja and Radha Reddy brought Kuchipudi on to the cultural map of the world.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Abducted Malayalam actress resumes work
Kochi, Feb 25 (IANS) A week after the ordeal of having undergone a two-hour kidnap attempt, a popular Malayalam film actress on Saturday started shooting here for her new film "Adam", her co-star Prithviraj confirmed.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Southern Cinema
Facebook records 300 bn 'Reactions' on posts in one year
San Francisco, Feb 25 (IANS) Facebook has recorded 300 billion "Reactions" on posts and the "Love" reaction was used maximum times by its over 1.79 billion users, the company said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Five Maoists arrested in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Feb 25 (IANS) Five Maoists were arrested from a shopping complex here, police said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Carnage at Qalandar: The Shia, Sunni, Sufi triangle (Comment)
Audiences in their hundreds of thousands across the subcontinent will remember Reshma with her flashing eyes and haunting, gypsy voice singing "Dama dum mast qalandar". Well, that's the Dhamaal signature tune.
2017-02-25
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Opinion/Commentary
Aamir's look from 'Thugs of Hindostan' not revealed yet
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan's look from his upcoming film "Thugs of Hindostan", which is doing rounds on social media, is not from the movie, but a special collaboration of the actor, his spokesperson said.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tripura to take lessons from Sikkim in organic farming
Agartala, Feb 25 (IANS) Tripura has initiated organic farming in the state and would take lessons from Sikkim on this, Agriculture Minister Aghore Debbarma said here on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Muhammad Ali Jr. detained by immigration at Florida airport
Miami, Feb 25 (IANS) Muhammad Ali Jr., son of the late legendary boxer, was reportedly detained for several hours by immigration officials at an airport in Florida, a media report said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Kapil Sharma starts third schedule for Firangi
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Ace comedian Kapil Sharma, who has ventured into production with "Firangi", has started shooting for the third schedule of the film.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Anupam wraps shooting for 'The Indian Detective' in Cape Town
Cape Town, Feb 25 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher has wrapped up shooting for the TV series "The Indian Detective" here.
2017-02-25
Category: International, South Africa,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
1st Test: Smith ton takes Australia to strong position (Lunch Report)
Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) Steven Smith led from the front with a century as Australia posted 285 in their second innings at lunch to move to a commanding position on the third day of the first Test against India here on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Litmus test awaits the Gandhis in Amethi
Amethi, Feb 25 (IANS) A litmus test awaits the Gandhis in their bastion Amethi, which votes on Monday in the fifth of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh assembly election.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Pakistan President asks India to resolve Kashmir issue
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has asked India to resolve the Kashmir issue by bowing before the sentiments of Kashmiri people.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
White House blocks news organisations from press briefing
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Several news outlets were blocked from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, resulting in outrage among media organisations.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Big B to felicitate Birju Maharaj at Vasantotsav
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Leading Kathak exponent Birju Maharaj will be presented the Uttam Vag Geykar Award by megastar Amitabh Bachchan at the 17th edition of Vasantotsav on Sunday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Education failure, leading reason for UP job woes, isn't an election issue (Special to IANS)
Bahraich and Mirzapur districts (Uttar Pradesh): "Path mera alokit kardo, naval prath ki naval rashmiyon se, mere ur ka tam har do," Saidun Ahmed, 8, recited a Hindi poem by Dwarika Prasad Maheshwari, a twentieth-century poet, at top speed. "Light up my path, with the morning sunlight light of the new sun, overcome the darkness within my heart."
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Education
Abusive tweets may get your account locked
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Complying with its mission to curb hate speech and abusive language, Twitter is locking the accounts that swear at other people, especially at those who are prominent.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Facebook snag, not hackers, lock users' accounts
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Number of Facebook users across the globe were locked out of their accounts due to an error in the system, triggering a security threat among those affected, a report said on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology
Keep Up 'resistance and persistence': Hillary
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Hillary Clinton rallied the opposition on Twitter with a videotaped message urging "resistance plus persistence".
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Maharashtra verdict: Has Modi's demonetisation gamble paid off? (Column: Political Circus)
The sweeping victories of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra's local elections mean that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won his demonetisation gamble.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Obama draws crowd, cheers in NYC
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama drew a huge crowd and overwhelming cheers when he visited an office building here, media reports said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump renews attack on media in Conservative conference
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump returned to the Conservative Political Action Conference, assuring audience that they have a top advocate for their policy priorities in the White House while also taking aim at the media.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Tochi Raina had Rs 500 when he came to Mumbai
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Singer Tochi Raina, known for songs like "Iktara" and "Kabira", says his wife gave him Rs 500 to come to Mumbai to try his luck in Bollywood.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Big B, Taapsee to watch 'Pink' with President
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and actress Taapsee Pannu will watch "Pink" with President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sheila Dixit clarifies on 'immature' Rahul remark
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit taking an U-turn on her earlier remark on party Vice President Rahul Gandhi has clarified that he has "the sensitivity of a mature leader".
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
6 dead in Cuba railway accident
Havana, Feb 25 (IANS) At least six persons were killed and 49 wounded when a passenger train collided with a locomotive in central Cuba, a local media report said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Cuba,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sunny Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) It was a sunny Saturday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 13.5 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, the weather office said.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Several trapped in China hotel fire
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) Unknown number of people were trapped as a fire broke out in a hotel in China's Jiangxi province on Saturday, firefighters said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
One way traffic allowed on Jammu-Srinagar highway
Jammu, Feb 25 (IANS) Only one way traffic was allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Saturday because of bad condition of the road.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
Paris Mayor fires back at Trump on unfavourable comments
Paris, Feb 25 (IANS) Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo hit back at US President Donald Trump for his comment "Paris is no longer Paris", saying the French capital remains dynamic and open despite high terror alert.
2017-02-25
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Turkish female free diver breaks Guinness world record
Ankara, Feb 25 (IANS) Turkish Derya Can has broken a Guinness World Record with a 120-metre horizontal apnea dive under ice.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Turkey,Sports
Trump signs executive order to cut regulations
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to cut regulations that were "punishing companies".
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
I wouldn't have been a good mom: Oprah
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey believes she "wouldn't have been a good" mother.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
53% Americans disapprove of Trump's performance: Poll
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling his job after a month in office, according to a poll.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Xi stresses preparation for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed that the city planning and construction in Beijing, and preparation for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, are two important missions for the city in the near future.
2017-02-25
Category: International, China,Politics,Sports
Jake Gyllenhaal's 'heart' has always been in singing
New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Actor Jake Gyllenhaal says he is delighted to be working on the Broadway show "Sunday in the Park with George" because singing is his "love".
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Boko Haram violence leaves over 7 million facing starvation
Rome, Feb 25 (IANS) Over 7 million people are starving in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria as a result of violence by the Boko Haram terror group, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Fake news is enemy of the people: Trump
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Continuing his battle with mainstream media outlets, US President Donald Trump slammed "fake news" and said journalists should not be allowed to publish stories based on anonymous sources.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Celine Dion can't do window shopping
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Singer Celine Dion finds it hard to go window shopping.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shattered about my top-notch scenes being edited: Kangana Ranaut
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actor Kangana Ranaut says despite some of the top-notch scenes being edited from the film "Rangoon", she is happy with the response it is getting.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Helen Mirren couldn't smile until her mid-thirties
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Veteran actress Helen Mirren says she learnt how to smile in her "mid-thirties".
2017-02-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump aide asks FBI to 'knock down' Russia stories
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to push back against news stories about contacts between US President Donals Trump aides and Russians during the presidential campaign, media reports said on Friday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
China maintains friendship with N. Korea despite criticism
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) China said it is maintaining friendly relations with North Korea despite criticisms a day earlier from Pyongyang over ban on coal imports by Beijing.
2017-02-25
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Amber Rose buys strip club
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Model-actress Amber Rose has bought a strip club here.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russia criticises Trump's US nuclear supremacy defence
Moscow, Feb 25 (IANS) Members of Russia's upper house of parliament on Friday appeared critical of US President Donald Trump for defending its nuclear supremacy and shining doubt on a bilateral disarmament treaty signed in 2009.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Meghan Trainor excited about 'Smurfs...'
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Singer Meghan Trainor, who has unveiled her new song "I'm a lady" from "Smurfs: The Lost Village", says she is excited to sing the number for the animated feature film.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump blocks select media outlets from press briefing
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump blocked a number of news outlets from covering White House press secretary Sean Spicers question-and-answer session, media reports said.
2017-02-25
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
60 killed in Syria explosion
Damascus, Feb 25 (IANS) At least 60 people were killed in a car bombing in a Syrian village on Friday, a British war monitor said on Friday.
2017-02-25
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism
Mission staff in touch with wife of Indian killed in US: Sushma
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Officials of the Indian Consulate General in Houston are in touch with the wife of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an Indian engineer who was killed in a shooting incident in US' Kansas state, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Friday.
2017-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Businesses seized from convicted Italian mafia suspect
Bitonto (Italy), Feb 24 (IANS/AKI) Police on Friday impounded pizzerias, restaurants and other property in Italy's southern Puglia region belonging to convicted mafia member Emanuele Sicolo.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yoga sharpest weapon to bring peace: Modi
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Feb 24 (IANS) Describing yoga as the "sharpest weapon" in the world to fight stress and bring peace, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said it is also the passport for health assurance.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Focus now needed on stopping black money flow: Subramanian
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) India's Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian on Friday said that after the attack on black money through demonetisation, the country should now focus squeezing its flow.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi hospitalised
Rome, Feb 24 (IANS/AKI) Rome's anti-establishment Mayor Virginia Raggi was on Friday admitted to hospital for tests after reportedly feeling unwell.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Health/Medicine
Doctors among 55 'absenteeists' held at Naples hospital
Naples, Feb 24 (IANS/AKI) Doctors and nurses were among 55 people arrested in Naples on Friday for absenteeism at the city's Loreto Mare hospital and 94 others are being investigated.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Hrithik would love to dance with 500 kg Egyptian woman
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) After Eman Ahmed Abdelaty, the Egyptian woman weighing 500 kg who is here for a weight reduction programme, expressed desire to dance with Hrithik Roshan once she can stand on her feet, the actor has said he'd love the experience.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Human Interest/Society
Cash source of black money generation: Goyal
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Dismissing talk about corruption levels going up after demonetisation with tax officials allegedly asking for heavier bribes, Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said that it is currency which is the source of black money generation.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Modi's 'Make in India's lion doesn't roar but whimpers: Rahul
Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 24 (IANS) Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi On Friday ridiculed the 'Make in India' campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying while a big lion was made the mascot of the campaign, it ended in a whimper of a rat.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Achuthanandan wants strong action against moral policing
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 24 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan on Friday demanded strong action from the state government against moral policing.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
McLaren presents new car for F1 season
London, Feb 24 (IANS) McLaren presented on Friday its new car, MCL32, ready for the 2017 Formula One world championship.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
PoEM rules not to apply to companies with Rs 50 crore or less turnover
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has clarified that place of effective management (PoEM) regulations will not be enforced upon firms with a turnover of Rs 50 crore or less in a financial year.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Defender Federico renews contract with Swansea until 2020
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Welsh football club Swansea City announced on Friday the contract renewal of defender Federico Fernandez until June 2020.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Shiv Sena approaches Congress for pact, party says 'not interested'
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) A day after a hung House was thrown up following the BMC polls here, the Shiv Sena, which bagged (84+3) of the 227 seats, on Friday approached the Congress party for a post-poll alliance, but the latter evinced no interest.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Aizawl out for revenge against Chennai FC in I-League (Preview)
Aizawl, Feb 24 (IANS) Aizawl FC will look to avenge their earlier loss to Chennai City FC when they meet in an I-League football clash here on Saturday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa floats her forum, to contest from R.K.Nagar
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) Deepa Jayakumar, the niece of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa on Friday announced the formation of her forum MGR Amma Deepa Peravai and her decision to contest from the R.K.Nagar constituency here
2017-02-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Kumble defends team, calls it a bad day at office
Pune, Feb 24 (IANS) India chief coach Anil Kumble defended his team after the hosts were bowled out for 105 in their first innings, resulting in Australia taking a commanding lead of 298 runs at stumps on the second day of the opening cricket Test here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Maha Shivaratri celebrated across Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) The festival of Maha Shivaratri was on Friday celebrated in West Bengal amid traditional fervour as hundreds of thousands of devotees thronged Lord Shiva temples across the state.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
Saavn spreads wings into original music
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) South Asia's audio and music streaming service Saavn on Saturday announced its expansion into original music with the worldwide release of "Azaad Hu Mai", a track from underground hip-hop artiste, Naezy.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Keep immature Rahul home, why send him to UP: Amit Shah to Congress
Gorakhpur, Feb 24 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national President Amit Shah on Friday targeted Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi after former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's remarks that he needed more time to "mature", saying "immature Rahul should be kept at home" instead of being sent to Uttar Pradesh.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'Rangoon' humble tribute to Netaji, INA: Vishal Bhardwaj
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj on Friday said "Rangoon" is a "humble tribute" to Indian revolutionary Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army for their "lesser known" sacrifices and contribution to India's freedom struggle.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Human Interest/Society
Rheumatic Heart Disease can be controlled by treating Streptococcal throat infection
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) -- permanent damage to heart valves -- can be controlled or prevented by treating Streptococcal throat infection through antibiotics, said doctors on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
CBFC's refusal to certify 'Lipstick...' could be misunderstanding: Vishal
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj on Friday said the censor board's refusal to certify "Lipstick Under My Burkha" could be due to a "misunderstanding".
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Non-life insurers' premium income grows over 37% in January
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Non-life insurance companies posted over 37 per cent increase in their gross premium income (direct premium income underwritten) to Rs 12,123.53 crore in January as compared to Rs 8,840.90 crore in the year-ago month.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Modi describes yoga as 'potent peace weapon'
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Feb 24 (IANS) Describing yoga as the "most potent peace weapon" in the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said it is also the passport for health assurance.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
BJP seeks Centre's intervention over Odisha panchayat poll violence
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (IANS) The BJP's Odisha unit on Friday sought Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's intervention over the alleged involvement of government officials in violence during panchayat polls in the state.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AISA may move HC over cops' role in Ramjas incident
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Expressing dissatisfaction over the handling of Ramjas College incident by the Delhi Police, the All India Students Association (AISA) on Friday said they will approach the high court if the situation continues like this.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Wagah-like tourist spots proposed on Bangladesh border in Meghalaya
Shillong, Feb 24 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has proposed to develop two areas along the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya as tourist spots along the lines of the Attari-Wagah border with Pakistan, a BSF official said here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Jayalalithaa's birth anniversary quiet day for Sasikala in jail
Bengaluru, Feb 24 (IANS) The 69th birth anniversary of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Friday was a quiet day for her long-time confidante and AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala, housed in the Central Jail on the city's outskirts.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sindhu prefers Andhra over Telangana for government job
Vijayawada, Feb 24 (IANS) Olympic 2016 silver medallist P.V. Sindhu has preferred Andhra Pradesh over Telangana to accept a government job offer. The star shuttler, who was born in Hyderabad, has accepted the job offer of Andhra Pradesh, the state her parents come from.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Modi dubs Kanpur train accident cross-border conspiracy, SP questions it
Gonda (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday termed last November's train accident in Kanpur a conspiracy hatched from across the border and urged people not to vote for those "who help conspirators".
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Family of slain Indian engineer blames Trump's policies
Hyderabad, Feb 24 (IANS) The families of an Indian engineer who was killed and another who was injured in the firing by an American in Kansas have blamed the policies of President Donald Trump for the incident.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
NSUI seeks President's intervention in JNU admission issue
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Friday urged President Pranab Mukherjee to intervene on the issue of the JNU Vice-Chancellor's "arbitrary" move to slash admission seats.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Lung Health Screening Test important for children in Delhi's polluted air: Doctors
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) As children in Delhi continue to be affected by high pollution levels, doctors have urged parents to conduct Lung Health Screening Test (LHST) for their children as their vital organs are not mature enough to tackle the polluted air.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
AAP announces 109 candidates for Delhi civic polls
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The AAP on Friday announced the names of 109 candidates in its first list for Delhi civic body polls to be conducted in April.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Scared Modi tries to create tension between two religions: Rahul
Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 24 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying "when he gets sacred, he tries to create tension between two religions".
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Three-year-old raped, murdered in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped, murdered and her face mutilated beyond recognition by a teenager who was caught after he dumped her body at an isolated place in a west Delhi neighbourhood, police said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's forex reserves inch lower by $57 mn
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves marginally fell by 56.8 million as on February 17, 2017 official data showed on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Talks on Masood Azhar under progress: Chinese envoy
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) China supports India on combating terrorism and a discussion to declare Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar a "global terrorist" is in progress, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Chinese Army delegation visits Indian Army's Eastern Command
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) A 15-member delegation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army visited the headquarters here of the Eastern Command of the Indian Army, an official said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Shiv Sena-BJP vie for Mumbai Mayor post
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) A day after a hung house was thrown up in the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation elections, the two biggest parties - Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party - struggled to cobble up sufficient numbers to grab the critical post of Mayor on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Centre to set up new Passport Seva Kendras in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 24 (IANS) The Centre will set up several new Passport Seva Kendras in Assam.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Roma vs Lyon, highlight of Europa League's last 16 draw
Nyon (Switzerland), Feb 24 (IANS) The draw for the Europa League's last-16 football contest sets Roma against Olympique Lyonnais. The draw, held here on Friday, also resulted in a German clash between Schalke and Borussia Mönchengladbach, and Belgian battle between Ghent and Genk.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Le Pen refuses police interview over funding claims
Paris, Feb 24 (IANS) French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has refused a police interview about her alleged misuse of EU funds.
2017-02-24
Category: International, France,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Take all sections onboard before polls, Indian envoy urges Nepal
Kathmandu, Feb 24 (IANS) Outgoing Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae on Friday urged the Nepal government to take all the parties into confidence before going for polls.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Hindus throng temples on Maha Shivratri
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands thronged Shiva temples, big and small, all over the country on Maha Shivratri on Friday to pray and offer flowers, bel (wood apple) leaves, milk, honey and more to the Lord.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Eveready starts production in its Assam unit
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Battery-to-lighting major Eveready Industries on Friday said it has commenced commercial production at its new plant in Assam from Thursday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
One dead, two injured in Delhi shootout
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A youth died and his two friends were critically injured in a shootout among two groups near a wedding function site here, police said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JK Tyre Himalayan Drive 5 to be flagged-off on Saturday
Siliguri, Feb 24 (IANS) As many as 100 top rallyists from around the country will be vying for the top honours when the Biswa Bangla JK Tyre Himalayan Drive 5 gets underway here on Saturday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Motorsports
Two Delhi firefighters die dousing small fire
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Two Delhi firefighters dousing a small fire in a shop here were killed on Friday when a cooking gas cylinder inside the snack store exploded, catching dozens of firemen by surprise, officials said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
WhatsApp now has 200 mn users in India
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Friday announced that it has 200 million monthly active users in India.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Patient death: Kolkata hospital denies charges, to refund money
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Dismissing allegations of having refused to release a patient over money, a city hospital on Friday said it never asked for fixed deposits or deed for securitisation of bill dues, and agreed to refund all money paid by the patient's kin, an official said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Smith reassured me, helping me stay calm, says O'Keefe
Pune, Feb 24 (IANS) Buoyed after helping Australia gain a vital 155-run first innings lead, left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe, who got his maiden six-wicket haul in the first cricket Test against India, credited his skipper Steve Smith for helping him stay calm here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Punjab intervenes to bail out potato growers
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) With potato prices going down, the Punjab government on Friday directed agriculture marketing agencies under it to intervene immediately and bail out potato growers in the state who were suffering heavy losses.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Retrenchment in e-commerce industry not unique to India: Minister
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said corporate downsizing and retrenchment in the country's e-commerce industry were not unique phenomena happening in India but were occurring globally.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Haryana to provide subsidised food to construction workers
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) Construction labourers in Haryana will be able to get food at subsidised rates near their place of work, the government announced on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Woman shot dead on Pakistan border
Jammu, Feb 24 (IANS) BSF personnel shot dead a woman who sneaked across the international border into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan, police said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Mumbai aim to continue sensational campaign in HIL semi-final (Preview)
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) Maiden semi-finalists Dabang Mumbai will look to extend their dream campaign into the final of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) when they face former champions Delhi Waveriders in a last four battle at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Two devotees die of heart attack in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Feb 24 (IANS) Two devotees died of heart attack in Jharkhand's Deoghar district on Friday after offering prayers at the famous Baba Baidyanath Shiva temple on the occasion of Mahashivaratri, police said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fest to reclaim ancient musical heritage of the Taj city
Agra, Feb 24 (IANS) In a bid to preserve the musical heritage of India, the city of Agra is all set to host a music festival featuring an impressive lineup of artistes.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Mahindra-Sumitomo industrial park project in last leg of approvals
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) The industrial park jointly promoted by India's Mahindra group and Japanese Sumitomo Corporation is in the final stages of getting necessary approvals, said officials of the Indian group here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Human brain may help generate fructose
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Fructose -- simple sugar found in fruits, vegetables, table sugar, and many processed foods -- is converted in the human brain from glucose, according to a new study.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Donetsk eliminated from Europa League by Celta Vigo
Kiev, Feb 24 (IANS) Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk was eliminated from the UEFA Europa League Round-of-32 after a 1-2 aggregate defeat to Spanish outfit Celta Vigo at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Ukraine,Sports,Football
Slain Indian engineer was 'outstanding', 'friendly'
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Neighbours, friends and family remembered Srinivas Kuchibhotla -- an Indian engineer who was killed in a bar shooting in the US earlier this week -- as a quiet and an outstanding human being.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
My scenes in 'Rangoon' were cut: Kangana Ranaut
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut says she felt shattered when a few of her important scenes were edited by the makers of her forthcoming film "Rangoon".
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Moderate earthquake in Manipur
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale rocked Manipur on Friday, an IMD official said. There were no reports of any casualty or damage so far.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian man killed in hate crime in US bar (Intro Roundup)
Washington/Hyderabad, Feb 24 (IANS) An Indian engineer was killed and another injured by an American who mistook them for "Middle Easterners" and yelled "Get out of my country" before shooting them at a bar.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Cutting Edge Events named exclusive sales agency for FIFA 2018 World Cup
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) After being named the exclusive sales agency in India for the 2018 football World Cup, Cutting Edge Events President Mayank Khandwala on Friday hoped to have more than 2,000 fans flying in from the country to watch the matches in Russia next year.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Pooja's bronze opens India's medal count in shooting World Cup
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Ace shooter Pooja Ghatkar claimed a bronze in the women's 10m air rifle event to open India's medal count at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
All protection for Vijayan on Mangaluru visit, assures Karnataka
Mangaluru, Feb 24 (IANS) The state government will ensure that all protection is given to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan when he arrives in Mangaluru on Saturday to take part in a communal harmony rally of the CPI-M, a Karnataka Minister said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
AIBA organises certification courses for national academy
Rohtak, Feb 24 (IANS) The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Friday organised the International Boxing Association (AIBA) One-Star certification courses at the National Boxing Academy here.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
Pan-India diabetic policy imperative: Experts
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) An effective pan-India diabetic policy is imperative to address the growing burden of diabetes in the country, experts at the 7th World Congress of Diabetes said here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
MCG seals one dozen properties in Gurugram
Gurugram, Feb 24 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has sealed 12 commercial properties in upscale areas of the city for not paying property tax, an official said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Business/Economy
DUSU denies pressurising Khalsa College on street play
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A day after Khalsa College "postponed" its street play event, allegedly under "pressure" from the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU), the union on Friday denied it gave any threats to the college, and said it did not have any issue with the event.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Mediterranean migrant deaths reach 366 this year
Geneva, Feb 24 (IANS) The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Friday said migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea this year have reached 366, fewer than the 425 during the same period last year.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights
Real Madrid's Varane out for 1 month due to injury
Madrid, Feb 24 (IANS) Real Madrid on Friday announced that defender Rafael Varane is suffering from a hamstring injury.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Bengaluru FC to take on table toppers East Bengal in I-League
Bengaluru, Feb 24 (IANS) Reigning champions Bengaluru FC are set to take on table-toppers East Bengal in the I-League match at the Shree Kanterava Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
70% needy patients in India can't access dialysis: Study
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) In India, almost 200,000 new patients need dialysis every year, and it is estimated that less than 30 per cent of patients manage to receive this life-saving therapy mainly due to non-availability or unaffordability, says a study.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India, Bangladesh ink MoU for development of Sylhet city
Dhaka, Feb 24 (IANS) India and Bangladesh on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the sustainable development of Sylhet city with financial aid from India.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Education
Five women among six online fraudsters held from Delhi
Gurugram, Feb 24 (IANS) Five women employees of a call centre and its incharge were arrested from Delhi for online fraud, Gurugram police said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Worth taking all the risk: Deepika on 'xXx...' success
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone is more than happy at the success of her debut Hollywood film "xXx: Return of Xander Cage". She says that stepping out of her comfort zone and getting a good response for it, makes it worth taking the risk.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Pakistan blast that killed 10 probably a gas leak: Minister
Lahore, Feb 24 (IANS) The blast that killed 10 persons at a shopping centre in Lahore on Thursday was most probably an accident caused by a "gas leak" and not a bomb, as initially believed, Pakistan officials said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Prime accused in actress' kidnap case sent to judicial custody
Kochi, Feb 24 (IANS) A court here on Friday sent prime accused Pulsar Sunil and his accomplice, arrested in the kidnapping of a popular Malayalam actress, to 14 days judicial custody.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman's body found in Delhi lake
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A 65-year-old woman was found dead at the Hauz Khas lake here on Friday, police said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi slams SP, tells people not to vote for 'conspirators'
Gonda (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday termed last November's train accident in Kanpur a "conspiracy" and urged people not to vote for those "who help conspirators".
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'Poorna': Rahul Bose returns to direction after 16 years
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Rahul Bose is a man of varied talents. At heart, he is a film person, an actor and part-time director -- he directed the interesting film "Everybody Says I'm Fine!" 16 years ago -- who loves outdoor sports.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SBI should look at VRS post merger of associate banks: AIBEA
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) The State Bank of India should come with a voluntary retirement scheme after considering the overall staffing picture after merger of five associate banks instead of the five announcing such a scheme before the merger, said the leader of a major bank union.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Smith, O'Keefe put Australia 298 runs ahead of India at stumps (Roundup)
Pune, Feb 24 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe's career-best six-wicket haul and skipper Steve Smith's half century helped Australia take a commanding lead of 298 runs as they reached 143/4 in their second innings at stumps on the second day of the opening cricket Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
42 killed in Syria explosion
Damascus, Feb 24 (IANS) At least 42 people were killed in a car bombing in a Syrian village on Friday, a British war monitor said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism
Italian health officials arrested for faking work hours
Rome, Feb 24 (IANS) At least 55 health professionals were arrested in Italy on Friday on suspicion of falsifying their work hours and absenteeism, police said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Vivo launches Y55s camera-centric smartphone
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Friday launched its second smartphone of the year Y55s with 13MP rear camera in India for Rs 12,490.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India, Germany ratify 2011 agreement on social security
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India and Germany on Friday ratified a comprehensive Social Security Agreement (SSA), to come into effect from May, to improve investment flows between the two countries, an official here said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Subsidy sought on CBSE school bus guidelines
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The National Independent Schools Alliance has (NISA) contended the latest CBSE guidelines on school buses were an "unwarranted interference" and demanded subsidies from the government.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Second division football club forfeits match, owner absconding
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Pride Sports, a Madhya Pradesh-based club currently playing the second division league organised by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), has all but disbanded club operations, also giving a walkover to their opponents in their last group engagement on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Myanmar monks rally in solidarity with Thai temple
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 24 (IANS) Buddhist nationalist protestors in Yangon demonstrated on Friday to show solidarity with Thailand's Dhammakaya Temple, which has been the subject of a police crackdown over the past week.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Myanmar,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wembley experience will give us advantage at EFL Cup final: Smalling
Manchester, Feb 24 (IANS) Manchester United's experience of playing at Wembley stadium should hold the team in good stead ahead of Sunday's EFL Cup final against Southampton, defender Chris Smalling said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UP Wizards aim to break HIL semi-final jinx, face Kalinga (Preview)
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Wizards will aim to break their semi-final hoodoo, while Kalinga Lancers will eye a second consecutive final appearance when these two sides face off in a last-four match of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) here on Saturday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Vishal Bharadwaj is very sensitive: Kangana
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who has shared screen space with actors Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in Vishal Bhardwajs "Rangoon", says the filmmaker is a very sensitive person.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zulpikar refuses to fight Vijender on April 1
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) WBO Oriental super middleweight champion Zulpikar Miamiatiali, who was set to fight WBO Asia Pacific Super middleweight champion Vijender Singh in Mumbai on April 1, has backed out of the bout, the promoters IOS Boxing announced on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Scoreboard: India vs Australia Test (Second Day)
Pune, Feb 24 (IANS) Scorecard at the close of play on the second day of the first cricket Test between India and Australia here on Friday:
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
China to build 6 mn homes for poor in 2017
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) China will build 6 million new homes for residents of shanty towns before the end of 2017.
2017-02-24
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Woman's body found in Delhi's Hauz Khas lake
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The body of a 65-year-old woman was found in the Hauz Khas lake in south Delhi here on Friday afternoon, police said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russian cargo craft arrives at space station
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The unpiloted Russian Progress 66 cargo ship docked at the Pirs Docking Compartment of the International Space Station on Friday, NASA said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
'Guardians The Superheroes': Russian replica of 'X-Men' series (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Guardians The Superheroes"; Director: Sarik Andreasyan; Cast: Sebastien Sisak, Sanzhar Madiyev, Anton Pampushnyy, Alina Lanina, Valeria Shkirando, Stanislav Shirin, Vyacheslav Razbegaev; Rating: **1/2
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'We are defined by our love, nothing less and nothing more'
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Human life is solely about love, says the author of a recent book that attempts to unravel several significant facets for those who aspire to be their own masters.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
India inhospitable for writing historical biographies: Ramachandra Guha
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Noted historian and biographer, Ramachandra Guha has said that India offers an "inhospitable" atmosphere for writing historical biographies. He said that biographies are written under constant fear of offending someone, a problem that historians have been dealing with regularly.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Kashmiri youth not afraid of death, says Farooq Abdullah
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Kashmiri youth picked up arms "for a cause" and they can not be intimidated with death threats, former Union Minister and state Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Wind power tariffs fall to record Rs 3.46/unit at auction
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The wind power sector in India discovered the record low tariff of under Rs 3.50 per unit on Friday following the first ever auction by the government for setting up wind projects.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
First Test: Smith, O'Keefe put Australia 298 runs ahead of India at stumps
Pune, Feb 24 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe's career-best six-wicket haul and skipper Steve Smith's half century helped Australia take a commanding lead of 298 runs over India at stumps on the second day of the opening cricket Test here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Over 3,000 smuggled tortoises seized in China
Shenzhen (China), Feb 24 (IANS) More than 3,300 live tortoises smuggled from Hong Kong were seized in China's Guangdong province, officials said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Highly toxic nerve agent killed Kim Jong-nam, say police
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24 (IANS) A highly-toxic agent was used in the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the Malaysian police said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
After patient's death in Kolkata, TMC leader calls hospital a 'crematorium'
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) A man, who was critically injured in a road accident in West Bengal, died on Thursday night due to "inadequate treatment" and "delayed release" by a private hospital, as it did not allow his shifting to a state-run hospital unless the family paid up the full amount, the kin alleged on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
'Mona Darling': There is something eerie, edgy about it (Review)
Film: "Mona Darling"; Director: Shashi Sudigala; Cast: Anshuman Jha, Divya Menon, Suzanna Mukherjee and Sanjay Suri; Rating: ***
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Smartron rumoured to launch Tendulkar-branded phone
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Homegrown technology and IoT company Smartron is rumoured to launch an exclusive Sachin Tendulkar-branded mobile phone in April which will be the first-ever signature series of the master blaster for a mobile phone brand.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Technology,Business/Economy
BJP hopes Maharashtra win will boost its prospects in UP
Lucknow, Feb 24 (IANS) Perked by its success in the Maharashtra civic polls, the BJP has decided to use it for a "major political push" to further its prospects in the remaining three crucial rounds of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Not devaluing yuan to boost exports: China
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) China on Friday said it has no intention of devaluing the yuan to boost exports, and expressed readiness to coordinate its economic and trade policies with the US.
2017-02-24
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Carnival festivities to kick off in Goa on Saturday
Panaji, Feb 24 (IANS) Even as Goa awaits with bated breath for the state assembly election verdict on March 11, the state's residents get their 'legitimate' opportunity to let their hair down during the much anticipated Carnival festival starting from Saturday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Neeti Mohan pays tribute to Govinda on 'The Voice India' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Singer Neeti Mohan, who is seen as a coach on "The Voice India Season 2", along with her team gave a tribute to actor Govinda when he appeared on the show to promote his upcoming film "Aa Gaya Hero".
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Google's self-driving car tech firm sues Uber
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) Google's self-driving car company Waymo has filed a lawsuit against global ride-hailing app Uber for allegedly stealing trade secrets and technology from it.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Transformation was requirement of time: Bangash brothers on rabab to sarod
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Sarod players Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash say the transformation of Rabab -- a folk instrument originating in Afghanistan -- to sarod was organic and a requirement of time.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Stalin meets Sonia, discusses political situation in TN
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A day after DMK leader M.K. Stalin met President Pranab Mukherjee and submitted a memorandum on the events that took place in Tamil Nadu assembly last week, he met Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday and discussed the political situation in the state.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RBS reports $8 billion loss
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday reported losses of 7 billion pounds sterling ($8 billion) for 2016, taking its overall losses since its 2008 government bailout to over 58 billion pounds.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Silenced by depression? Instagram could come to your rescue
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) While the fear of being stigmatised prevents many of us from making sensitive self-disclosures, one way people in pain are overcoming silence is by using the photo-sharing app Instagram, a study says.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
30 killed in Syria suicide blast
Damascus, Feb 24 (IANS) At least 30 persons were killed in a suicide bombing in Syria's Susian town on Friday, a monitor group reported.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism
Indian man killed in hate crime in US bar (Roundup)
Washington/Hyderabad, Feb 24 (IANS) An Indian engineer was killed and another injured by an American who mistook them for "Middle Easterners" and yelled "Get out of my country" before shooting them at a bar.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Israel denies visa to 'hostile' Human Rights Watch official
Jerusalem, Feb 24 (IANS) Israel is refusing to issue visas to the staff of one of the most prominent international human rights NGOs, accusing the group of an "extreme, hostile and anti-Israel agenda", a media report said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Israel,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian athletes can dominate Kenyans, Ethiopians in future: Gebrselassie
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Two-time Olympic gold medallist long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie on Friday predicted that Indian atheltes will outshine their Kenyan, Ethiopian and other African counterparts on the track in the coming days.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
A fasting diet may help to reverse diabetes
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) A type of fasting diet may reprogramme pancreas cells, promote the growth of new insulin-producing pancreatic cells and reduce symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, a study has showed.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Talks with Netanyahu constructive, says Australian leader
Canberra, Feb 24 (IANS) Australia's opposition leader Bill Shorten on Friday said he has held constructive talks with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about settlements in Palestinian territories.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Diplomacy
Thousands throng temples in Odisha on Mahashivratri
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (IANS) Thousands of devotees on Friday thronged various Shiva temples across Odisha to offer prayers on the occasion of Mahashivratri.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Fragmented opposition aids lotus bloom in Maharashtra (News Analysis)
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) After the outcome of elections to 10 major civic bodies, including the country's biggest and richest, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, the Maharashtra political landscape now resembles one huge lake full of blooming lotuses -- the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) symbol.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Woakes, Boult will make big impact for KKR, says batsman Pandey
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) India batsman Manish Pandey, who is part of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), said new recruits Chris Woakes and Trent Boult would make the difference for the city-based franchise in the cash-rich Twenty20 cricket league starting April 5.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
What do colours speak about your child's personality?
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Ever wondered why your elder daughter prefers red while the younger one prefers green? Well, from character insights to behaviour patterns, colours can define your child's personality, says an expert.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Talks on Masood Azhar under progress: Chinese envoy
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) China supports India on combating terrorism and a discussion to declare Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar a "global terrorist" is in progress, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
SP patronizing 'copying mafia', playing with future of youth: Modi
Gonda (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh of protecting and patronizing the "copying mafia" in the state which was harming the future of the youth.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Pope meets families of Dhaka attack victims
Vatican City, Feb 24 (IANS) Pope Francis met the families of the nine Italians killed in last year's terrorist attack at a cafe in the Bangladesh capital, a media report said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Terrorism
'Mona Darling': Convoluted and pretentious (IANS Review, Rating: *)
Film: "Mona Darling"; Director: Shashi Sudigala; Cast: Anshuman Jha, Divya Menon, Suzanna Mukherjee, Sanjay Suri; Rating: *
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Police won't go after 'imaginary' accused: Kerala CM
Kannur, Feb 24 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said the police won't go after "imaginary" accused persons in the kidnapping of the Malayalam actress.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bihar SSC chairman arrested in test paper leak case
Patna, Feb 24 (IANS) The Bihar Police on Friday arrested the state's Staff Selection Commission Chairman from neighbouring Jharkhand in connection with a leakage of question papers, an official here said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Ignoring Indian talent China's mistake: Daily
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) Ignoring Indian talent and attaching too much importance to the workforce from the US and Europe is China's mistake, a Chinese daily said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Wanted to connect with youth through 'Roadies': Harbhajan Singh
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh says he wanted to connect with youth and that's what urged him to be part of youth-based reality show "MTV Roadies Rising".
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Man stabs himself in front of Seoul Mayor
Seoul, Feb 24 (IANS) An elderly man on Friday stabbed himself while Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon was speaking at the opening of an exhibition, South Korean officials said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kolkata hospital refuses to release patient over money, alleges kin
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) A man who was critically injured in a road accident in West Bengal died on Thursday night due to "inadequate treatment" by a private hospital, which had also refused to allow the kin to shift him to a state-run hospital unless they paid up the full amount, the family alleged on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Singtel, Ericsson launch consumer IoT solution
Singapore, Feb 24 (IANS) Singaporean telecommunications company Singtel and Swedish communication technology firm Ericsson on Friday announced a partnership to co-develop a consumer internet of things (IoT) solution called Assured+.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Singapore,Technology,Business/Economy
Seoul court holds first hearing against Volkswagen
Seoul, Feb 24 (IANS) A Seoul court on Friday held the first hearing on a compensation suit filed by hundreds of South Korean customers against German carmaker Volkswagen over vehicles with manipulated emissions data.
2017-02-24
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Military won't be used for deportations: US official
Mexico City, Feb 24 (IANS) US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has pledged that the military would not be used to expel undocumented immigrants from America, a media report said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tom Cruise to reconnect with daughter Suri
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise is reportedly ready to reunite with daughter Suri after more than three years.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Scarlett to host 'Saturday Night Live' for fifth time
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson has been announced to host the TV show "Saturday Night Live" on March 11.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Lady Gaga obsessed with Barbra Streisand
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga reportedly wants to follow the footsteps of singer Barbra Streisand, the only artist to have number one albums in each of the last six decades.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indian's killing: Mission officials rush to Kansas
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday expressed shock over the shooting incident in the US in which an Indian-origin man was killed and another injured, and said that two Indian Embassy officials have rushed to the state of Kansas where the incident took place.
2017-02-24
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Sonia, Rahul greet people on Maha Shivratri
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday greeted people on the occasion of Maha Shivratri.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
First Test: Australia lead by 201 runs at tea on Day 2
Pune, Feb 24 (IANS) Australia scored 46/2 in the second innings, taking their lead to 201 runs at tea on the second day of the first cricket Test against India at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
FC Barcelona, Mission Hills Group to partner China's Hainan
Haikou (China), Feb 24 (IANS) Futball Club Barcelona (FCB) and Mission Hills Group announced a landmark collaboration on Friday to make Hainan province a hub of football for China and the wider region.
2017-02-24
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
State associations to meet after CoA's deadline
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Running against time to meet the deadline of March 1 for filing a compliance report on the Lodha Committee directives given to them by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), the state associations are set to have an informal meeting soon on the next course of action, a top BCCI source said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Maha Shivratri celebrated across Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Feb 24 (IANS) Maha Shivratri was celebrated on Friday in Uttar Pradesh, with hundreds of thousands thronging Shiva temples across the sprawling state.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Spring coming sooner to Arctic due to climate change
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Nature's clock is running fast in the Arctic, thanks to climate change. Due to diminishing sea ice cover, spring is coming sooner to some plant species in the low Arctic of Greenland, while other species are delaying their emergence amid warming winters, says a study.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Trump wants 'intel report' to support travel ban
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has assigned the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to help build a legal case for its temporary travel ban on individuals from seven countries, a senior White House official said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
We do not discriminate between Ramadan and Diwali: Akhilesh Yadav
Faizabad (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegation that his government discriminated against a religion and favoured another.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Rabri Devi backtracks on son as Bihar CM
Patna, Feb 24 (IANS) Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi on Friday did a U-turn and said there was no vacancy for the "CM post" for her son Tejaswi Yadav, as her successor Nitish Kumar will continue in the coveted post.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Shivratri, a grim reminder of what Kashmir has lost (Societal Feature)
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) The auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri Friday came as a grim reminder of what and how much Kashmir has lost in its values, traditions and heritage during the last 27 years of violence.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Religion,Human Interest/Society
O'Keefe wreaks havoc as India bowled out for 105 on Day 2
Pune, Feb 24 (IANS) Riding on Steve O'Keefe's brilliant bowling, Australia bundled India out for 105 runs in the first innings on the second day of the first cricket Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Palaniswami plants sapling to mark Jayalalithaa birthday
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday planted a sapling here to mark the late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's 69th birth anniversary.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Rare luminous nebula poses cosmic puzzle
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Astronomers have spotted an enormous, glowing blob of gas in the distant universe, with no obvious source of power for the light it is emitting.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
'Rangoon': An impressively immersive film (IANS Review, Rating: ****)
Film: "Rangoon"; Director: Vishal Bhardwaj; Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan; Rating: ****
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Freedom 251' fraud: Police hunt for other directors
Ghaziabad, Feb 24 (IANS) After arresting Mohit Goel, Director of Noida-based Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd, police said they were searching for four more directors of the company that launched the world's cheapest smarphone.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Want to improve your metabolism, get hands on right food items
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Metabolism holds an important role in your lifestyle, so it is important to improve it to have a perfect body. One can add food items like egg whites, garlic, lemon and oatmeal to have a strong metabolism, says an expert.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US condemns killing of Indian in Kansas, offers support
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The US on Friday "strongly" condemned the shooting in which an Indian man was killed and another injured in Kansas and said it has reached out to Indian consular officials to offer support, a statement said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
India's dine-out culture has changed drastically: Andrea's Eatery's owner (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India's hospitality industry is changing because of evolving consumer needs, says Andrea's Eatery's owner Andrea Aftab Pauro, who belongs to the family of hoteliers who own the Imperial Hotel here that opened its doors in 1934. He also says that people are looking for organic ingredients and hence healthy food is getting prominence in current time.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Heel-to-ground foot makes us better fighters, slow runners
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Standing with heels planted allows humans more swinging force when fighting, but the heel-down posture also makes us bad at fleeing, says a study.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Verizon's new venture to boost global carriers' growth
San Francisco, Feb 24 (IANS) US wireless communications service provider Verizon on Friday launched a new venture called Exponent Technologies that will help telecom carriers fuel digital transformation by expanding their Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and other internet service delivery platforms.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Kanye West to launch make-up for men, women
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West is reportedly planning to launch a new cosmetic line inspired by his late mother Donda West.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen in 'Flarsky'
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Actors Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen have been roped in to star in the upcoming comedy film "Flarsky", which will be directed by Jonathan Levine.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Beyonce, Caitlyn slam Trump's anti-transgender policy
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles and reality TV personality Caitlyn Jenner have spoken out against US Presidant Donald Trump's anti-transgender policy.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
With pastures shrinking, India may be importing milk by 2021
Bengaluru, Feb 24 (IANS) India may have to import milk in four years, if it cannot increase fodder supply for its 299 million cattle, as rising pressure on land reduces pastures nationwide.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Back pain ups risk of early death by 13%
Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) Suffering from lower back pain? Be careful, back pain -- approximately affecting 700 million people worldwide -- is the leading cause of disability globally and may increase your risk of dying early by 13 per cent, researchers warn.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
My films are my travel diaries: Imtiaz Ali
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) From the terrain transitions of Kashmir in his "Rockstar" and "Highway" to the culturally rich lanes of Prague for "Rockstar" and the azure waters of Corsica -- travel has been an intrinsic part of Imtiaz Ali's cinematic works. The filmmaker considers them his "travel diaries".
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Classico against Marseille is special: PSG goalkeeper Trapp
Paris, Feb 24 (IANS) Three days ahead of the Classico against sixth-placed Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain's goalkeeper Kevin Trapp knows the importance of the game.
2017-02-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
US Embassy condemns shooting of Indian in Kansas
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The US Embassy here on Friday strongly condemned the killing of an Indian, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, and injuries to another Indian and an American during a shooting incident in the US state of Kansas.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Diabetes' link with Alzheimer's disease identified
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Have a sweet tooth? Beware, you may be at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, as a study has found a specific molecular link between abnormally high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycaemia -- a key characteristic of diabetes and obesity -- and Alzheimer's disease.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Rishi Kapoor wants 'Rendezvous With Simi Garewal' back on TV
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor hopes actress Simi Garewal's popular show "Rendezvous With Simi Garewal" makes a comeback on TV soon.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two firemen die in Delhi cylinder blast
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Two firefighters were killed and two injured when a cooking gas cylinder exploded while they were extinguishing a blaze in a snack shop here on Friday morning.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Pakistan should maintain friendly ties: Nawaz Sharif
Ankara, Feb 24 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said Islamabad and New Delhi should maintain friendly and good relations, media reported on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Turkey,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Help pours in for family of Indian killed in US
Hyderabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Help poured in for the family of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead by a former American naval serviceman in Kansas in the US.
2017-02-24
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
AI to help wearables market grow 376% in 2017: Report
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered wearables will provide an impetus to the stagnant wearables segment, to make it grow 376 per cent annually to reach 60 million units in 2017, a new report said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
More than 700 held over Trump's travel ban, court told
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The Donald Trump administration revealed for the first time that 746 individuals nationwide were held during the first weekend of the President's travel ban, a media report said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
B-Town celebs pray for peace, love on Mahashivaratri
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Hema Malini and Priyanka Chopra sent out good wishes to their fans on the occasion of Mahashivaratri on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Twitter, PBS to live-stream Trump's Congress address
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Twitter and PBS NewsHour have teamed up to live-stream US President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress on February 28.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
Andhra CM saddened by Indian's killing in US
Vijayawada, Feb 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is saddened by the killing of an Indian in shooting in the US.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Space station crew await Russian cargo delivery
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) With the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft docked to the International Space Station on Thursday, the crew are now focusing on a Russian cargo delivery, which is scheduled to arrive on Friday, NASA said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Seven men drown, three missing in Telangana
Hyderabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Seven men were drowned and three went missing in three different incidents in Telangana on Friday, police said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hansal Mehta praises Kangana for her unique talent
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Film director Hansal Mehta has praised actress Kangana Ranaut, saying she is one of the most unique talents around.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
We have no secret pact with Trinamool at Centre: Bengal BJP Chief
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Rubbishing the Congress and the Left Front's allegations of a secret understanding between the BJP and Trinamool Congress at the Centre, the West Bengal chief of the saffron party says political opponents were alarmed as it was on way to becoming a "deciding factor" in the next assembly polls in the state.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kourtney Kardashian in 'self-destruct mode'
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian is reportedly having a breakdown following her split from partner Scott Disick.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
200 deities gather for Mahashivratri in Himachal town
Mandi, Feb 24 (IANS) In this Himachal Pradesh town, popularly known as 'Chhoti Kashi', over 200 deities from hundreds of temples are congregating for the festivities of Mahashivratri.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Bihar SSC chairman arrested in test paper leak case
Patna, Feb 24 (IANS) A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Bihar Police on Friday arrested the state's Staff Selection Commission Chairman from Jharkhand in connection with a question paper leak case, an official here said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
FBI rejects request to knock down Trump-Russia stories
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The FBI rejected a White House request to knock down media reports about communications between President Donald Trump's associates and Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign, law enforcement officials told CNN.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Army chief lays wreaths on soldiers killed in Kashmir
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday paid tributes to the three soldiers killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Your body size may determine how much you sweat
Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) Sweating depends on body size, weight and not on gender, meaning that larger individuals sweat more than smaller ones during exercises in warm and tolerable conditions, a study has found, negating the conventional belief that gender influences sweat.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion
Atletico Madrid to host Barcelona in La Liga match
Madrid, Feb 24 (IANS) Atletico Madrid will host Barcelona on Sunday in a decisive match of La Liga to define the top places at the table.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
WhatsApp's new 'Status' feature available to all
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Popular mobile messaging service WhatsApp's new "Status" feature is now available to all users across the globe on iPhone, Android and Windows devices.
2017-02-24
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Bhansali truly makes an artiste out of me: Priyanka Chopra
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra is all praises for Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who turned 54 on Friday, and says the filmmaker makes an artiste out of her every time she collaborates with him.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Toshiba considers declaring US n-unit bankrupt
Tokyo, Feb 24 (IANS) Japanese tech giant Toshiba is considering declaring bankcrupt its nuclear power branch in the US, whose multi-million dollar devaluation will result in heavy losses, the company announced on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
Hyundai Motor to launch eight new models
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) South Korean automobile major Hyundai Motor Co will launch eight new models in the next four years, said a top official of the Indian subsidiary.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Arsenal's injured Santi Cazorla out for rest of season
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla will miss the rest of the English Premier League (EPL) season due to an ankle injury.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Beyonce won't perform at Coachella 2017
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles, who is expecting twins with her husband Jay Z, will not perform at this years Coachella, but will headline in 2018, the festival has announced.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Roma, Lyon in Europa League last 16, Athletic Bilbao bow out
Paris, Feb 24 (IANS) Roma and Lyon clinched their respective last-16 berths in the Europa League, while Athletic Bilbao were shocked by APOEL 2-0 to lose 4-3 on aggregate.
2017-02-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Matt Reeves to direct 'The Batman'
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Matt Reeves will direct "The Batman", it has been officially announced.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Leicester City sack manager
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Claudio Ranieri, who led Leicester City to the English Premier League title last season, has been sacked.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
What smartphone players have to offer at MWC 2017 this year
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) As the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the biggest technology show globally, is around the corner, smartphone manufacturers like Samsung, Oppo, ZTE and Nokia are geared up to unveil their latest innovations and upcoming smartphones.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India trail by 190 runs against Australia at Lunch on Day 2
Pune, Feb 24 (IANS) India scored 70/3, trailing by 190 runs at lunch on the second day of the first cricket Test against Australia at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
No mass deportation, US tells Mexico
Mexico City, Feb 24 (IANS) Two top US envoys have tried to allay fears that Washington is preparing for a mass deportation of undocumented migrants into Mexico.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Killing of Telangana man in US bar shocks family, Swaraj
Hyderabad, Feb 24 (IANS) The killing of Srinivas Kuchibhotla in a shooting incident in the US has shocked his family, while the parents of his friend, who was injured, plan to rush abroad to be by his side.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
BSF kills woman on Pakistan border
Jammu, Feb 24 (IANS) The BSF shot dead a woman who sneaked into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan, police said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Focus on building stamina than just weight-loss: Experts
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Rather than focussing only on weight-loss and a well-toned body, one should have a holistic approach to fitness and build stamina across all areas -- running marathons, lifting weights, cycling, and performing basic daily chores, experts say.
2017-02-24
Category: International, India,Science/Tech
Kerber, Wozniacki in Dubai Open semis
Dubai, Feb 24 (IANS) World No.2 Angelique Kerber of Germany and Danish player Caroline Wozniacki entered Dubai Open semi-finals, defeating their opponents in the quarter-finals.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
APOEL eliminate Atheltic Bilbao with 2-0 win
Nicosia, Feb 24 (IANS) Cyprus's APOEL eliminated mighty Athletic Bilbao after a convincing 2-0 victory and qualified for the last-16 stage of the Europa League.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Cyprus,Sports,Football
Two IS militants killed in Pakistan
Karachi, Feb 24 (IANS) The police in Pakistan have killed two suspected Islamic State (IS) militants in a raid early on Friday here, media reported.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
2 firemen killed in Delhi cylinder blast
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Two firefighters were killed and two others injured when a cooking gas cylinder exploded while they were extinguishing a blaze at a food and snacks shop here on Friday morning.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Australia to subsidise heroin overdose reversal drug
Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) The Victorian government in Australia on Friday said it will subsidise a drug that reverses heroin overdoses.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Electronic music is very revolting: Muzaffar Ali
Lucknow, Feb 24 (IANS) Filmmaker-fashion designer Muzaffar Ali believes he has a "global outlook to music", but the director of the classic Bollywood movie "Umrao Jaan" finds electronic music "really disturbing and revolting" and something that has changed India's "soundscape".
2017-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,Lifestyle/Fashion
Goa CM's pool pic goes viral
Panaji, Feb 24 (IANS) An uncharacteristically flamboyant photograph of Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar baring his upper torso in a forest resort pool has gone viral on social media.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Technology
Ancient giant penguin lived alongside dinosaurs
Wellington, Feb 24 (IANS) Penguins are much older than previously thought and their evolution probably dates back to dinosaur times, said a study on Friday of a giant ancient penguin fossil found in New Zealand.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Facebook to put ads amid live videos
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Facebook Live videos will soon be interrupted by 20-second ads as the social media giant has decided to make money from all the live videos it shares on its network.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Best of America emerges amidst hate killing of Indian man
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) The killing of an Indian-origin man shows the worst and the best of America -- the undercurrent of bigotry and the heroism and the generosity, which are often the dominant traits.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Our lives are shaped by errors, some camel-sized (The Funny Side)
About two years ago, I tried to remove a bubble from my smartphone protective screen and accidentally bought a camel. Luckily, I managed to back out from the purchase by switching the phone off and turning around three times for luck, a useful trick I learned from my children.
2017-02-24
Category: International, India,Features
Shutdown called in Manipur ahead of PM's visit
Imphal, Feb 24 (IANS) The insurgent groups in Manipur have called for a shutdown in the state on Saturday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigns here for the upcoming assembly election, a statement said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Truecaller joins Facebook, Google in 100 mn impressions club
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Mobile communication app Truecaller has become the only platform apart from Facebook and Google that delivers over 100 million impressions in a single day, a company statement said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Sunny Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) It was a sunny Friday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 12.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, the weather office said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sushma Swaraj shocked over Indian-origin man's killing in US
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday expressed shock over the shooting incident in the US in which an Indian-origin man was killed and another injured.
2017-02-24
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Women warriors, young men and Chanakya (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Get to know extraordinary women and their highs and lows, flick through the story of four men who grope for answers in accordance with their unique disposition and circumstances, and also gain Chanakya's age-old wisdom.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Toxic chemical used to kill N. Korean man: Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24 (IANS) A highly toxic chemical substance was used on the body of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un who died here earlier this month, Malaysian police said on Friday.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Female senator arrested for drug trading in Philippines
Manila, Feb 24 (IANS) A female lawmaker was on Friday arrested by Philippine police for being involved in drug trading.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Preventing many diseases via olive oil (Comment)
People in India these days want greater control over the food they consume. There is also increased attention to choosing the ingredients. Preferred are food items with enriching and nourishing features and properties which prevent diseases and empower the body to gain immunity.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine
US envoy vows no mass deportation to pacify Mexico
Mexico City, Feb 24 (IANS) Top US envoys on a working visit to Mexico have tried to allay fears that Trump administration is preparing to massively deport undocumented migrants back across the border.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Female intruder killed by BSF in Jammu
Jammu, Feb 24 (IANS) A female intruder was killed by border security force (BSF) troops at the International Border (IB) in Akhnoor sector here, police said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
New York activists protest killing of bull
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Activists held a protest outside a local slaughterhouse against the killing of a bull that escaped and became an instant TV celebrity as it was pursued by police in a scene like jallikattu.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Mistaken for 'Middle Easterner', Indian-origin man killed in US
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) An Indian-origin man was killed and another injured by a former Navy serviceman who mistook them for "Middle Easterners", officials said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Ed Sheeran says Harry Styles working on quality music
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran says former One Direction member Harry Styles is working on music which will "show him off as an artist and a singer".
2017-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Insurgents impose curfew during Modi's visit to Manipur
Imphal, Feb 24 (IANS) The apex body of six insurgent groups in Manipur, the Coordinating Committee (Corcom) has imposed a curfew from 6 a.m. on Saturday.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Trump's Israel envoy pick brags of removing two-state solution
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Israel David Friedman, and his hardline views on Israeli-Palestinian relations, have come under scrutiny during his confirmation process, media reports said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
US Education Secretary defends reversal of transgender bathroom rules
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defended Trump's reversal of bathroom regulations for transgender students saying the issue is "best solved at the state and local level", media reports said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
US imposes sanctions on two Syria militant leaders
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The United States imposed economic sanctions on two leadership officials of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front in Syria, media reports said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Celine Dion gives Beyonce advice for raising twins
Las Vegas, Feb 24 (IANS) Singer Celine Dion gave fellow singer Beyoncé Knowles an advice for raising twins saying that it's going to be hectic.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistan kills Lahore attack mastermind
Rawalpindi, Feb 24 (IANS) Conducting targeted strikes across the Afghan border, Pakistan army has succeeded in killing two high-profile terrorists affiliated with terrorist group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, including the Lahore attack mastermind, media reports said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Afghan army helicopter makes emergency landing
Kabul, Feb 24 (IANS) An Afghan army helicopter made a crash landing in Kunduz province, a spokesman of the Defence Ministry said, adding the crew members were rescued after the landing.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security
Dominic Purcell's bromance with Wentworth Miller
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Actor Dominic Purcell says he shares a close bond with his "Prison Break" co-star Wentworth Miller as they "understand each other's rhythms".
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Three women shot dead in Punjab
Jalandhar, Feb 24 (IANS) Three women were shot dead by unidentified assailants inside a house in an upscale locality of Jalandhar city in Punjab on Thursday evening, police said.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CAB to meet on Monday to discuss COA compliance letter
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), in its working committee meeting on Monday, will discuss the compliance report of the Lodha Committee directives which the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators has asked them to submit by March 1.
2017-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Sports
Cheryl Cole debuts baby bump
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Cole debuted her growing baby bump in a photo shoot for L'Oreal and The Prince's Trust.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iraq regains control of Mosul airport
Mosul, Iraq, Feb 24 (IANS) Iraqi forces seized control of the airport in the northern city of Mosul from militants of the Islamic State terror organisation after hours of fighting, a senior police official said.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Burkina Faso,Terrorism
Kabul warns Islamabad it will protect sovereignty
Kabul, Feb 24 (IANS) Afghanistan's government warned Pakistan that it would respond to any attack on its sovereignty, with the warning coming amid rising bilateral tensions over border skirmishes last week.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
I enjoy a good fairy tale: Ian McKellen
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Award-winning British actor Ian McKellen says he enjoys a "good fairy tale", and that is one of the reasons that he is a part of live-action movie "Beauty and the Beast".
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Former IMF director sentenced for fraud
Madrid, Feb 24 (IANS) The former director of the International Monetary Fund was sentenced by the Spanish national court to four years and six months in prison for misappropriating bank funds.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Spain,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Carey congratulated ex husband on his son's birth
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey congratulated her former husband Nick Cannon, who recently announced the arrival of his son with Brittany Bell.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US stocks mixed after Treasury Secretary remarks
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) US stocks traded in a narrow range on Thursday, as investors assessed comments of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
2017-02-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Mexican President will meet Tillerson, Kelly if conditions right
Mexico City, Feb 24 (IANS) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will only meet with the US Cabinet secretaries visiting Mexico, if the results of the visiting US officials' meetings with their Mexican counterparts warrant it.
2017-02-24
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Diplomacy
President inaugurates international conference on 'idea of Bharat'
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday inaugurated an international conference on "Bharat Bodh" (Idea of Bharat), organised by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal.
2017-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal woman loses baby after assault by BJP leader, accused arrested
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) A mother lost her baby in the womb after she was attacked by a group led by a panchayat chief belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal's Nadia district, police said on Thursday.
2017-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress vows to rebuild cadre after huge setback in Maharashtra
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Following its debacle in the elections to the 10 civic bodies of Maharashtra, the Congress on Thursday accepted defeat and vowed to rebuild the cadre in the state.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP sweeps Maharashtra civic polls, neck-to-neck with Shiv Sena in Mumbai (Intro Roundup)
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena on Thursday finished neck-to-neck and were engaged in a tussle on Thursday to control India's richest and biggest civic body, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Deepika denies doing remake of 'Mr & Mrs. Smith'
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone on Thursday negated the reports that she was doing the official remake of Hollywood movie "Mr & Mrs Smith".
2017-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Six held over exploited Italian female farmhand's death
Andria (Italy), Feb 23 (IANS/AKI) Police on Thursday in southern Italy arrested six people over the death from exhaustion of female agricultural labourer Paola Clemente, who was paid just 2 euros an hour for a twelve-hour day.
2017-02-23
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Karnataka Congress lawmaker denies 'paying crores' to high command
Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) Karnataka's Congress lawmaker K. Govindaraju on Thursday denied paying "crores of rupees" to the party high command or President Sonia Gandhi, Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and Treasurer Motilal Vohra, whose allegedly abbreviated names were found in a diary at his home here.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Scores of Bangladeshis among hundreds rescued in Mediterranean
Trapani (Italy), Feb 23 (IANS/AKI) A group of 75 Bangladeshis were among 394 people due to reach the Sicilian port of Trapani after their rescue off the Libyan coast, the SOS Mediterranee charity said on Thursday.
2017-02-23
Category: International, Italy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Personal conduct more powerful than social media: Pope
Vatican City, Feb 23 (IANS/AKI) Our behaviour has more impact than social media posts, re-posts and "likes", Pope Francis said on Thursday.
2017-02-23
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion,Human Interest/Society
Travel chaos as Alitalia strike cancels most flights
Rome, Feb 23 (IANS/AKI) Thousands of people faced travel disruption on Thursday after troubled Italian airline Alitalia announced it was cancelling 60 percent of its flights due to a one-day stoppage by unions.
2017-02-23
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Business/Economy
Keerti Gaekwad Kelkar replaces Dipika Kakar in 'Sasural Simar Ka'
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Keerti Gaekwad Kelkar will be returning to the small screen after a hiatus of almost seven years with popular soap opera "Sasural Simar Ka" where she will replace actress Dipika Kakar.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP is pan-India party: Jaitley
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Stressing that the BJP has done "exceedingly well" in every election after 2014 general elections, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that it has become a "pan-India party" which is now fast spreading its roots across the country.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Government reduces registers under labour laws to five
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The government on Thursday reduced the number of registers to be maintained under the labour laws from 56 to five for about 5.85 crore establishments in a major step aimed at enhancing the ease of doing business, an official statement said.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
African Development Bank's annual meet in Ahmedabad in May
Kigali, Feb 23 (IANS) The annual conference of the African Development Bank (AfDB) will be held in India's Ahmedabad in May, an Indian official said.
2017-02-23
Category: International, Rwanda,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
DVC adds 500 MW thermal power generation capacity
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) The Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) added another 500 megawatt (MW) of thermal power generation capacity after commissioning of Bokaro plant on Thursday, a company official said.
2017-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
CPI-M publicly warns party MP, to draft guidelines for social media use
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) The CPI-M on Thursday issued a "public warning' to its Rajya Sabha member Ritabrata Banerjee for threatening a party supporter who had raised questions in the social media about the source of funds of the young leader's expensive watch and pen.
2017-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Airtel Payments Bank plans to partner NBFCs, insurance companies
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Airtel Payments Bank plans to tie up with insurance companies and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) in the future to offer insurance and credit facilities, a company official said on Thursday.
2017-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Bharti Airtel to buy out Telenor India (Roundup)
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) India's largest telecom service provider Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced that it has inked a definitive agreement to acquire Telenor India.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
AICTE 'seriously concerned' about 'below par' quality of graduates
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is concerned with the below par quality of graduates, but hopes the SWAYAM programme for online courses will help address the problem, an official said here on Thursday.
2017-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Seven airports do away with stamping of baggage tags
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The central government on Thursday did away with security requirement of stamping hand baggage tags at the time of boarding the aircraft at seven airports.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Jaishankar in Dhaka, meets Sheikh Hasina
Dhaka/New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Thursday called on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and discussed preparatory aspects of her proposed visit to India this year.
2017-02-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Afghanistan wants reopening of border with Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Afghan Ambassador Omar Zakhilwal on Thursday called for reopening of the border that Pakistan closed a week ago due to a series of terrorist attacks that killed over 100 people in Pakistan.
2017-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
INLD leaders, others held over SYL protest at Punjab border (Roundup)
Chandigarh, Feb 23 (IANS) Top INLD leaders were among scores of persons arrested on Thursday on the Haryana-Punjab border at Shambhu, 10 km from Ambala in Haryana, as they drove to the spot as part of their declared plan to dig the SYL canal.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Diary row: Congress hit by tsunami, says BJP, Congress says frame-up
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday said that Congress has been hit by a 'tsunami' in the wake of revelations on "illicit cash for favours" in a diary allegedly containing names of senior party leaders but the Congress rubbished the allegations and termed the diary "forged and fabricated".
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Plastics processing to grow at CAGR of 10.5% till FY20
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The plastics processing industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.5 per cent from financial year 2014-15 to 2019-20 to reach 22 million metric tonne per annum (mmtpa), according to a report released on Thursday.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Amitabh Bachchan lauds Shoojit Sirkar's 'The Pressure'
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Shoojit Sirkar's debut short film "The Pressure", which deals with the exam pressure on children and creating awareness in parents about their child's performance anxiety has impressed Amitabh Bachchan.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Corbett to count its crocodiles, gharials, otters
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) All set to take a glimpse of its marine and sub-marine animal life, the Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) will count crocodiles, gharials and otters residing in the park after almost a decade.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
ABVP endorses nationalism, NSUI demands peace in DU
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A day after fierce clashes broke out between two student groups in Delhi University, on Thursday the ABVP raised nationalism slogans and vowed that it would not allow "anti-nationals" into the varsity, while the NSUI held a peace march and condemned the violence in Ramjas College.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
BJP triumphs in Maharashtra civic polls, close finish in Mumbai (Roundup)
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena on Thursday finished neck-to-neck and were engaged in a tussle on Thursday to control India's richest and biggest civic body, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
DCW recommends FIR against Safdarjung Hospital
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Thursday recommended that the Delhi Police register a case against Safdarjung Hospital after a woman alleged she delivered twins but was handed over only one baby. Hospital authorities, however, denied the charges.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Centre garners over Rs 1,600 crore on BEL stake sale
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) In one of the most successful instances of its disinvestment drive, the Union government on Thursday raised over Rs 1,600 crore from the sale of 5 per cent stake in Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) after retail investors oversubscribed the shares on offer by more than 3.6 times.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'2,500 start-ups from Smart India Hackathon'
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) India will get as many as 2,500 start-ups from the Smart India Hackathon 2017, a 36-hour non-stop digital programming initiative scheduled on April 1-2, an official said here on Thursday.
2017-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Education
CPI-M issues public warning to party MP
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) The CPI-M on Thursday issued a "public warninga to its Rajya Sabha member Ritabrata Banerjee for threatening a party supporter who had raised questions in the social media about the source of funds of the young leader's expensive watch and pen.
2017-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Pakistan Army prepared to combat 'threat from east': Gen Bajwa
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Hours after Pakistan was hit by another bomb blast, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said that despite internal security threats the army was fully prepared for an effective response against the "perpetual threat from the east".
2017-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
SBI to merge 5 associate banks from April
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) The country's largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI), said on Thursday five of its associate banks would merge with itself from April 2017.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Goa parties demand end to prolonged postal balloting
Panaji, Feb 23 (IANS) All opposition parties in Goa, barring the AAP, on Thursday asked the Election Commission to scrap the long postal ballot process, claiming the 35 days allotted for doing so was detrimental to free and fair voting.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Shah Rukh Khan has unmatchable energy: Mustafa
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Mustafa, the son of director Abbas Burmawalla of Abbas-Mustan duo fame, whose directorial debut in Bollywood is expected soon, has said he loves superstar Shah Rukh Khan's unmatchable energy to portray any kind of role.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
61% voting in UP fourth phase polls (Roundup)
Lucknow/New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Over 61 per cent voters exercised their franchise on Thursday across 53 seats in the fourth phase elections to the Uttar Pradesh assembly.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Odisha receives 28 project proposals after Make in Odisha conclave
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) The Odisha government has received 28 proposals involving investment of Rs 18,434 crore after the 'Make in Odisha' Conclave held here in 2016, Industries Minister Debi Prasad Mishra said on Thursday.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
PEL,Ivanhoé Cambridge to invest in residential projects
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Piramal Enterprises (PEL) on Thursday announced a partnership with real estate investor Ivanhoé Cambridge with which it plans to provide long term equity capital to blue chip residential developers across five major cities in India.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
JNU scholarship to study Rigveda
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Jawaharlal Nehru University will launch an endowment fund with the help of a Non-Residential Indian (NRI) professor, Madan Gopal Seth, to promote research activities in the study of the Rigveda and the Upnishads.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Russian 'guide' under Goa Tourism department scanner
Panaji, Feb 23 (IANS) The Goa Tourism department on Thursday said it was probing the antecedents of a Russian national who was detained by the state Tourism Security Force, while allegedly working as a tour guide.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
AICTE concerned about 'below par' quality of graduates
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was concerned with the below par quality of graduates, an official said here on Thursday.
2017-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Paris student protest over 'police assault' turns violent
Paris, Feb 23 (IANS) A student protest on Thursday in the wake of an alleged rape of a young man in a Paris suburb earlier this month ended in confrontations between protestors and police officials.
2017-02-23
Category: International, France,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sharmila's PRAJA vows to remove AFSPA, redraft ILP
Imphal, Feb 23 (IANS) Irom Sharmila's People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRAJA) on Thursday released its manifesto for the upcoming state assembly elections here on Thursday, promising that it will work for the revocation of AFSPA and will redraft the Inner Line Permit system.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
India approves 16 road projects in Nepal
Kathmandu, Feb 23 (IANS) India has approved 16 road projects to be undertaken through its financial assistance to the Himalayan country under the third Line of Credit.
2017-02-23
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Modi, Shah, delighted by BJP win in Maharashtra civic polls
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Bharatiya Janata Party team in Maharashtra after it notched spectacular victories, bagging eight of the 10 major civic bodies here on Thursday.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BSES gears up to meet Delhi's summer power demand
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Peak power demand in Delhi this summer is expected to be around 6,500 MW-6,600 MW and the two BSES distribution companies (discoms) in the national capital are gearing up to ensure adequate electricity is available during this period, the company said on Thursday.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Three policemen suspended over Ramjas violence (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Delhi Police on Thursday suspended three policemen on charges of assaulting some students and journalists when two student groups clashed at the Ramjas College here a day earlier.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
OBC leader detained for trying to lock up Tata Nano plant
Ahmedabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Gujarat OBC SC/ST Ekta Manch convenor Alpesh Thakore was on Thursday detained by police as he was on his way to Sanand to lock down the Tata Nano car plant as per as his threat.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mayawati calls Amit Shah country's 'biggest Kasab'
Lucknow, Feb 23 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Thursday hit back at BJP president Amit Shah calling him the "country's biggest Kasab" or a terrorist.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
SC to consider constitution bench to decide Delhi governance row
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said that it will consider the plea by the AAP government for a constitution bench to hear its appeal against the Delhi High Court verdict holding that Lt. Governor had the last word in the national capital's administration.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Enemy using Afghan soil to attack Pakistan: Islamabad
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday said the enemy was taking advantage of the turmoil in Afghanistan and using its soil to orchestrate terrorist attacks in the country.
2017-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Sasikala may opt for Chennai Jail
Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala may opt for shifting to Central Jail in Chennai from the Bengaluru jail on age and health grounds, a party official hinted on Thursday.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Blast in Lahore kills 10 (Third Lead)
Lahore, Feb 23 (IANS) At least 10 persons were killed and over 20 wounded on Thursday, when a massive blast rocked parts of Lahore in Pakistan, a day after the army announced a countrywide crackdown against terrorists.
2017-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
CPI-M flays BJP's 'communal rhetoric' in Uttar Pradesh
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The CPI-M has accused the BJP of taking recourse to communal rhetoric in the ongoing assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Kolkata Metro services disrupted due to power snag
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) There was panic among commuters as Kolkata Metro Rail services were disrupted for about 15 minutes on Thursday due to a power breakdown.
2017-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Seven killed in UP road mishap
Lucknow, Feb 23 (IANS) At least seven people were killed on Thursday when a vehicle rammed into an Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation bus in Hardoi, police said.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi seeks Centre's stand on illegal colonies
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Delhi Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday asked the central government to clarify once and for all if it wanted to regularise unauthorised colonies across the national capital.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punish policemen who jailed innocent Muslims: CPI-M
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The CPI-M has sought action against Delhi Police officers responsible for jailing two young Muslims for 12 long years after a terror attack here in 2005 killed 67 people.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP's good showing in BMC answer to note ban critics: Javadekar
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday said the results of the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls were an answer to those who have been opposing demonetisation and asserted that the result would be repeated in five states where assembly polls are being held.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Have sought report from DU on Ramjas violence: Javadekar
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that he has sought a report from the Delhi University over the violence at Ramjas College.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Trump team revokes transgender bathroom rules
Wahington, Feb 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration revoked landmark guidance to the country's schools letting transgender students use the bathrooms of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former President Barack Obama.
2017-02-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
Pul's wife withdraws letter to CJI, says will approach Vice President(Lead)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Dangwimsai Pul, wife of late Arunachal Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, on Thursday withdrew her letter to Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar, saying the Supreme Court can't deal with it on the judicial side as it came within administrative sphere of the top court.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Medanta performs 2 cement-less total knee replacement surgeries
Gurugram, Feb 23 (IANS) Doctors at Medanta - The Medicity successfully performed twin cement-less total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries on a 63-year-old woman and a 52-year-old man from Afghanistan, with the help of Titanium Nitride (TiNi) implant, the hospital said in a statement on Thursday.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Two Delhi Police personnel held for bribery
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The CBI has arrested two Delhi Police personnel for taking Rs 50,000 bribe from a man to let him continue alleged illegal construction of his building in the national capital, an official said on Thursday.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sonali Nikam takes tips from her beautician for TV show (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Sonali Nikam, who will be seen managing a beauty parlour in the TV show "Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi", is taking tips from her beautician.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Foreign funds, rupee push equities markets marginally higher (Roundup)
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian equities markets closed on Thursday on a flat-to-positive note as inflow of foreign funds and rupee appreciation buoyed investors' sentiments.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Govinda's wife wanted handsome son like Big B, Dharmendra (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actor Govindas wife Sunita Ahuja has revealed that she used to keep veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendras photographs by her side when she was pregnant because she wanted a handsome child.
2017-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz