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Around 79% turnout in Tripura Assembly polls: CEO
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Over 78 per cent of Tripura's 2,536,589 voters had cast their votes on Sunday in a peaceful manner to elect a new Assembly, said state chief electoral officer Sriram Taranikanti.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Bodies of five red sanders woodcutters found in Andhra lake
Amaravati, Feb 18 (IANS) Bodies of five red sanders woodcutters were found in a lake in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district on Sunday, police said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: Mumbai keep playoffs hopes alive with 2-1 win over ATK
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Mumbai City FC kept their playoffs hopes alive with a 2-1 win over hapless ATK who were handed their fifth defeat at home this Indian Super League (ISL) season at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,ISL
Army foils infiltration bid, kills militant
Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) A militant was killed on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Sunday as the army foiled a major infiltration bid, defence sources said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
CBI questions 11 PNB officials, Nirav Modi's staffer Vipul
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The CBI on Sunday questioned 11 Punjab National Bank (PNB) officials as well as Vipul Ambani, the Chief Financing Officer of diamond merchant Nirav Modi's Firestar Internationl company, in connection with the multi-crore bank fraud, an official said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Bengaluru Youth Congress leader expelled on assault charge
Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) Bengaluru city Youth Congress General Secretary Mohammad Haris Nalapad was on Sunday expelled from the ruling party after he allegedly assaulted a young man at a city cafe.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manipur government shakes as NPF announces withdrawal of support soon
Imphal, Feb 18 (IANS) The BJP-led Manipur government appeared shaky as the Naga People's Front announced on Sunday that it is likely to withdraw support to it after the Nagaland elections slated for February 27.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Make 'Artificial Intelligence' work for India: PM
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that with Artificial Intelligence (AI), bots and robots, productivity will increase, but warned of rising apprehensions of 'human redundancy' as the mind and machines would compete directly.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Norway takes two golds to top medals table at Winter Olympics
PyeongChang, Feb 18 (IANS) Snow sports powerhouse Norway grabbed two gold medals on Sunday to top the medals table at the Winter Olympic Games here.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
In the beginning we never got partnerships, says Duminy
Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) South Africa skipper Jean-Paul Duminy on Sunday blamed the lack of partnerships for a 28-run loss to India in the first first Twenty-20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here.
2018-02-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Ostapenko-Dabrowski win Qatar Open title
Doha, Feb 18 (IANS) Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko and Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski on Sunday won the doubles final of the Qatar Open tennis tournament, beating Spain's Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and Slovenia's Andreja Klepac.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Tennis
This was one of our most balanced performances, says Kohli
Johannesburg , Feb 18 (IANS) After beating South Africa by 28 runs in the first Twenty-20 International match on Sunday, India skipper Virat Kohli termed the performance as one of their most balanced ones.
2018-02-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Release dues, share plans, improve refereeing: Mohun Bagan to AIFF
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Alleging "sub-standard" refereeing in the ongoing I-League, Mohun Bagan have asked the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to release the subsidy for hosting the current I-League's home matches, pay their dues from previous seasons and share future plans.
2018-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
MPs' duty to ensure inclusive, transparent administration: Lok Sabha Speaker
Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday said it was a "crucial responsibility" of the parliamentarians to ensure responsible, inclusive, participatory and transparent administration for development.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Reliance to launch 4th Industrial Revolution from Maharashtra: Mukesh Ambani
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) In a bonanza for Maharashtra, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Sunday announced plans to launch the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' in the state with an investment of Rs 60,000 crore and collaboration of over 20 global conglomerates.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Jaitley meets Saudi King Salman
Riyadh, Feb 18 (IANS) India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called on Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud at the royal palace here.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
India vs South Africa 1st T20I scoreboard
Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the first Twenty-20 International match between India and South Africa here on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
India beat S. Africa by 28 runs in 1st T20I
Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) A brilliant all-round show helped India beat South Africa by 28 runs in the first Twenty-20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
BJP-ruled states seeing highest rate of rapes: Congress
Shillong, Feb 18 (IANS) Attacking the Narendra Modi-led Central government for its failure to ensure security to women across India, Woman Congress President Sushmita Dev on Sunday claimed that most rapes were reported from states ruled by the BJP.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chennaiyin remain 3rd after 1-1 draw with Jamshedpur in ISL
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC on Sunday earned a valuable point after forcing Jamshedpur FC to a 1-1 draw as they held their third position in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) table.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football,ISL
PM meets ailing Parrikar in Mumbai hospital
Panaji/Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who is admitted in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for treatment of "mild pancreatitis".
2018-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Rajnath meets J&K youngsters touring country
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday met a group of youngsters from Jammu and Kashmir who are currently on a nationwide tour, and urged them to take back the message of peace and unity to their militancy-hit state.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Four youths stabbed by rival group in Delhi restaurant, two critical
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Four youths were stabbed, two of them critically, during a brawl with another group in a south Delhi restaurant, police said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India aspires to and moving towards a $5 tn economy: PM
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reiterated that India aspires to, and is moving towards, a $5 trillion economy over the next few years with sustained, comprehensive and holistic development.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Trudeau visits rescued elephants in UP
Mathura, Feb 18 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday paid a visit to rescued elephants at a care centre run by animal welfare organisation Wildlife SOS in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura and said that India's wildlife needs protection.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Kodaira breaks Olympic record to win women's 500m speed skating
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) Nao Kodaira of Japan broke the Olympic record here on Sunday on her way to winning the women's 500 meters speed skating at the Winter Games.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Czech, Russia, Sweden, Canada power into men's hockey quarter-finals
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) The Czech Republic, the Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR), Canada and Sweden reached the quarter-finals of the men's ice hockey at the PyeongChang Olympics on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Hockey
Kohli set to break all records, Indian cricket on right path: Viswanath
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Heaping praise on skipper Virat Kohli and the entire Indian team, batting great and former India captain Gundappa Viswanath on Sunday said cricket in the country is on the right track with the U-19 team also winning the World Cup and the eves on an upward spiral.
2018-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
ED raids Raipur showroom of jeweller Choksi
Raipur, Feb 18 (IANS) The ED has raided a showroom of jeweller Mehul Choksi here in connection with a multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam and seized jewellery worth Rs 1.27 crore, an informed source said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Juventus regain Serie A lead with 1-0 win over Torino
Turin, Feb 18 (IANS) Six-time defending champions Juventus on Sunday won the derby against Torino 1-0 to provisionally jump to the top of the Serie A table.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Parrikar may not attend Assembly session, panel to decide on curtailment
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Hospitalised Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may not attend the Assembly Budget Session beginning Monday, even as the Speaker said that a house panel will decide whether the session needs to be curtailed.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
4 killed in Russia shooting
Moscow, Feb 18 (IANS) Four persons were killed and as many wounded as an unidentified gunman opened fire at people celebrating pancake week festival in Dagestan's city of Kizlyar on Sunday, media reports said.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sociedad extend Levante's winless run with 3-0 victory in La Liga
San Sebastian (Spain), Feb 18 (IANS) Real Sociedad on Sunday defeated Levante 3-0, extending their winless run to 12 matches in the La Liga football championship.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Balance sheets, electronic data of Gitanjali group under CBI scrutiny
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The CBI has set up a team to examine balance sheets and electronic data of Gitanjali group of companies and its India-based 18 subsidiaries headed by Mehul C. Choksi who is accused along with diamond merchant Nirav Modi in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, officials privy to the case said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre should set up Cauvery Management Board: Ramadoss
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Central government should not succumb to Karnataka's opposition against the setting up of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB), said PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
ED raids six Gitanjali stores in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate conducted search operations in six franchise-based outlets of Gitanjali Gems located in four malls here in connection with $1.8 billion banking fraud case, an official said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dalit protests across Gujarat, Mevani detained
Ahmedabad, Feb 18 (IANS) A day ahead of the first budget session of the new Gujarat Assembly, Dalit leader and lawmaker Jignesh Mevani was detained by police here on Sunday amid state-wide protests against death of Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vankar.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wear flip-flops while taking exams, Bihar Board tells students
Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) Ahead of the Class 10 examinations, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Sunday directed students to sit in exams while wearing slippers or flip-flops and not shoes along with socks.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
PNB fraud: Kejriwal says Congress, BJP 'equally corrupt'
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Stressing that people voted for the BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections as they wanted a change from the Congress, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday accused the BJP of "rather taking forward the scams" initiated during the previous regime.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Canadian college partners with Indian institutes
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A Canadian college on Sunday announced long-term collaboration with universities and institutions of higher education in India.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Fourcade wins most gold medals in French Olympic history
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) French biathlete Martin Fourcade made history on Sunday when he won his fourth Olympic gold medal in a dramatic photo finish in the men's biathlon 15-kilometre mass start at the Winter Olympics here.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Anderson to face Querrey in New York Open final
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) South Africa's Kevin Anderson and American Sam Querrey will play in the final of the New York Open at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Marilyn Manson abruptly ends show after meltdown
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Singer Marilyn Manson, who was marking his return to the stage after four months due to an onstage injury, had to end his show due to meltdown.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Keep out PNB top management till fraud probe is completed: AIBEA
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Central government should remove the top management of the $1.8 billion fraud-hit Punjab National Bank (PNB) till the probe is completed, demanded a top banking employees union leader.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Revive dull, dry skin with oatmeal
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Many individuals have a never-ending tiff with dry skin. Experts suggest moisturisers with natural ingredients like oatmeal that can be a saviour as it restores the skin's pH balance, preventing dry skin.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Post-Olympic fate of 3 major PyeongChang venues still undecided: IOC
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is content with most of the legacy initiatives for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, a senior IOC official said on Sunday, but noted that the fate of three major venues is still undecided.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Congress demands white paper on banking sector health
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday demanded the Narendra Modi government bring a white paper on the health of Indian baking sector and that the banks should declare their losses due to bank frauds as also their total non-performing assets (NPAs) as on December 31, 2017.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two CPI-M workers held for Congressman's murder in Kerala
Kannur (Kerala), Feb 18 (IANS) Two CPI-M workers have been taken into custody for the brutal murder of a Youth Congress worker near here around a week ago, police said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hamas blames Israel, US for escalating Gaza crisis
Gaza, Feb 18 (IANS) Hamas blamed on Sunday both the US and the Israeli administrations for Gaza's escalating humanitarian crisis.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Youth must give up guns, says Mehbooba
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said the youth should give up guns or they will face thousands of these from the security forces.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Dhawan's 72 takes India to 203/5 in first T20I
Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan once again unleashed mayhem in South Africa, with his 72 powering India to 203 for five wickets in the first Twenty-20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Watson donates 1 mn pounds for victims of sexual harassment
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson donated a million pounds to a new fund that aims to provide support for those affected by sexual harassment.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Khajuraho to host classical dance festival
Khajuraho, Feb 18 (IANS) The 44th Khajuraho Dance Festival is set to enthrall classical dance enthusiasts from February 20 here in Madhya Pradesh.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Toll in Rajasthan cylinder blast climbs to 19
Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) The death toll in the cylinder blast in Rajasthan's Ajmer district has gone up to 19 as 10 more bodies being recovered from under the rubble on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two Jharkhand youths found dead with slit throats
Ranchi, Feb 18 (IANS) Two youths employed by a road construction company were found dead with slit throats in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Sunday, police said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Love Per Square Foot' director, I have grown together in our craft: Sanyukta
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Sanyukta Kaza, who has edited the Netflix Original Film "Love Per Square Foot", says she and the film's director Anand Tiwari have grown together in their craft and have learnt a lot from each other.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UP Strikers clinch Indian Wheelchair Cricket League
Gurugram, Feb 18 (IANS) UP Strikers clinched the trophy, defeating Delhi Sultans by four runs in the Indian Wheelchair Cricket League, which concluded here on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Cricket
CM presence in Goa Assembly session doubtful, panel to decide on curtailment
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Hospitalised Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may not attend the Assembly Budget Session beginning Monday, even as the Speaker said a house panel will decide whether the session needs to be curtailed.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Delhi youth held in Imphal with smuggled gold
Imphal/New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) An 18-year-old Delhi youth was caught at Imphal Airport on Sunday while trying to smuggle three gold bars weighing 500 grammes in a body cavity on to a flight, a CISF official said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Choco lava cake hot favourite among lovebirds
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Lovebirds indulged in some sugary goodness, including choco lava cake, on Valentine's Day, reveals a survey.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
British minister for slashing some university tuition fees
London, Feb 18 (IANS) University tuition fees should partly be based on how a degree course could benefit a student's future career, British Education Secretary Damian Hinds said.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Nirav fraud: PNB officials took commission to sign LoUs
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Punjab National Bank officials used to take percentage commissions in lieu of issuing letters of undertaking and foreign letters of credit to diamond czar Nirav Modi and his partner Mehul Choksi and their firms, according to the probe into the Rs 11,300 crore banking scam.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 killed in tourist plane crash in France
Paris, Feb 18 (IANS) Three people died in a tourist plane crash in France's Jura, local media reported on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Assam forest personnel get sophisticated arms
Guwahati, Feb 18 (IANS) The fight against wildlife crimes, including poaching of one-horned rhinos, got a boost on Sunday when Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal distributed modern and sophisticated weapons to forest personnel.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Both CPI-M, BJP confident of Tripura election victory
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) As Sunday's voting to elect 59 of the 60 members of the Tripura Assembly passed off peacefully, the ruling CPI-M and the BJP exuded confidence of an electoral victory in the northeastern state.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Hilton celebrates b'day with family, Paris Jackson
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton celebrated her 37th birthday at a party in Manhattan with family, including sister Nicky Hilton Rothschild and aunt Kyle Richards, and friends like Paris Jackson.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Rahul questions PM's silence on massive bank fraud
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modis and Finance Minister Arun Jaitleys silence over the "Rs 22,000 crore banking scam", and asked the government to stop behaving like it was "guilty".
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pangolins being smuggled through ivory trade routes: Study
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that animal traffickers are taking advantage of remote ivory trade routes to smuggle pangolins or scaly anteaters -- one of the world's most endangered animals -- out of Central Africa.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Post stroke, babies use opposite side of brain for language
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) A stroke in a baby -- even a big one - may not have the same lasting impact as it could in an adult. Researchers have found that they regain language function in the "opposite side" of the brain if they experience a stroke around the time of birth.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
I-League: Lajong to host Aizawl in season's final North-Eastern derby
Shillong, Feb 18 (IANS) As the I-League approaches its final leg, Shillong Lajong FC will be looking to scavenge as many points as possible when they take on holders Aizawl FC in what promises to be a thrilling match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
Successful NDA alliance due to roots of democracy in BJP: Modi (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Amid strains in the ruling NDA, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he had succeeded in taking the coalition along "in the best possible way", emphasising that it could happen because democracy is in the "roots and veins" of the BJP.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP, BJD accuse each other of luring voters in Odisha's Bijepur bypoll
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Sunday accused each other of using money to lure voters ahead of the February 24 bypoll for the Bijepur Assembly seat in Odisha's Bargarh district.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Jignesh Mevani argues with police as detained during protests
Ahmedabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Dalit leader and Gujarat lawmaker Jignesh Mevani was detained by police here on Sunday along with nearly 100 others while staging demonstrations in protest against death of Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vankar.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Parrikar's attendance at Goa budget session doubtful
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may not attend the budget session of the state legislative assembly which begins on Monday due to health reasons, an official said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Delhi feels like my own city: Anil Kapoor
Noida, Feb 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Anil Kapoor, who was born and brought up in Mumbai, says that whenever he visits the national capital he feels like he is visiting his own city.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
German orchestra plays 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' in Berlin
Berlin, Feb 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says he felt honoured and excited after listening to a German chamber orchestra playing songs from "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai", which launched him as a director in 1998.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Germany,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Diaspora
Mohun Bagan edge past Neroca in I-League
Imphal, Feb 18 (IANS) Dipanda Dicka notched a brace and Akram Moghrabi netted the winner as Mohun Bagan came out 3-2 victors over Neroca FC in an I-League encounter at the Khuman Lampak Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football
South Africa to bowl against India in 1st T20I
Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) South Africa won the toss and elected to field in the first Twenty-20 International (T20I) match against India at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Iranian plane with 66 aboard crashes
Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) A passenger plane with 66 people on board crashed in central Iran on Sunday, authorities said but declined to give any definite information about the fate of the passengers.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Aniston, Theroux may not have been legally married
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Former star couple Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux might not have been legally married as there is no evidence about their wedding.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Over 75 pc turnout in peaceful Tripura Assembly polls
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Over 75 per cent of the 2,536,589 voters in Left-ruled Tripura had exercised their franchise in a peaceful manner to elect a new Assembly on Sunday even as a large number were still standing in queues at the end of official voting hours, officials said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Aviation sector set to soar in India: PM
Raigad (Maharashtra), Feb 18 (IANS) Posting orders for over 900 aircraft during the past one year, the aviation sector in India is poised for a huge growth in the coming years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
PNB fraud: ED raids over 45 locations in 15 cities
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday conducted searches at over 45 more locations in 15 cities across India in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, an official said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP became much stronger after Modi took over as PM : Amit Shah
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that the party became much stronger due to way Prime Minister Narendra Modi worked and the benefits to the people after its victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and appealed to party workers to strengthen it further.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I've inherited creative genes from mom: Tanuja Chandra
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) "Qarib Qarib Singlle" director Tanuja Chandra says she has inherited her creative genes from her mother Kamna Chandra, who has written films like "Prem Rog", "1942-A Love Story" and "Chandni".
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Transformers' movie franchise to get rebooted
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) "Transformers: The Last Knight", which released last year, will get a reboot.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
S. Korean Olympic committee under fire over alleged verbal abuse
PyeongChang, Feb 18 (IANS) South Korea's national Olympic committee has come under fire over alleged verbal abuse of a volunteer worker at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Don't test us: Netanyahu threatens to act against Iran
Munich, Feb 18 (IANS) Calling Iran the "greatest threat to our world", Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country will act against it "if necessary", media reported.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Sofia Richie's relationship with Disick 'just a phase'
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Singer Lionel Richie says his 19-year-old daughter Sofia's relationship with 34-year-old reality TV star Scott Disick is "just a phase".
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
PM lays foundation stone for new Mumbai airport, inaugurates port terminal
Raigad (Maharashtra), Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone of the Rs 16,000-crore Navi Mumbai International Airport and inaugurated the country's largest container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, constructed at a cost of Rs 4,719 crore here.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Teenagers use social media posts to appear attractive to friends
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Teenagers use social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram to appear attractive and popular among friends, and for that they make a careful selection of photos, activities and links that they share, a new study says.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Karnataka contestants to submit sources of income with poll nominations
Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) Candidates of political parties and independents who will be contesting the upcoming Karnataka legislative assembly election have to disclose the sources of their income and assets, as directed by the Supreme Court, state Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Afghan Army defuses 234 IEDs, landmines
Kabul, Feb 18 (IANS) Around 234 different types of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and landmines have been detected and defused over the last 24 hours, the Afghan Defence Ministry said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Make Pluto a planet again, 6-year-old girl urges NASA
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Six-year-old Cara O'Connor of Ireland, who dreams of becoming a NASA astronaut one day, wrote a letter to the space agency urging it to reclassify Pluto as a planet, The Washington Post reported this week.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
'Nirmal Pandey was small-town boy with cosmopolitan face'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra remembered Nirmal Pandey on his eighth death anniversary on Sunday saying the late actor was a small-town boy with a cosmopolitan face.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lawrence wants to know this about Taylor Swift
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence wants to know whether model Karlie Kloss and singer Taylor Swift are still friends or not.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi to visit Karnataka for two days
Mysuru, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Karnataka for two days starting Sunday night to participate in various public functions, a BJP leader said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
JCO injured in explosion near LoC in J&K
Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) An Army Junior Commissioned Officer was injured on Sunday in an explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence sources said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Kamal Haasan calls on Rajinikanth
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Days after he ruled out an alliance with actor Rajinikanth's political party if the latter acquires a saffron hue, actor Kamal Haasan on Sunday called on Rajinikanth at his residence here.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Nagpur journalist's mother, minor daughter found murdered
Nagpur, Feb 18 (IANS) The mother and minor daughter of a Nagpur-based crime reporter were found murdered here on Sunday, police said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Now, pay for feeder bus fares, parking charges with smart cards: DMRC
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Delhi Metro commuters can now pay the fares of feeder buses and a number of parking lots at metro stations through their smart cards, the public transporter said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Russian athletes advised to spend less time on social media
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) Olympic athletes from Russia have been recommended to spend less time on social networks during the Games in Pyeongchang to avoid provocation, the head of the Russian delegation Stanislav Pozdnyakov told reporters on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
After ODI triumph, Team India and Kohli look different (Column: Just Sport)
There is a marked difference in the India team from the time they started their tour of South Africa and now when they are about to end it. They wear the look of champions.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Job seekers protest at Bihar railway stations
Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) Thousands of youths on Sunday staged violent protests and indulged in arson at three railway stations in Bihar against reducing the age limit for recruitment in the Railways, leading to services being disrupted for some time, police said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Trump slams FBI over Florida school shooting
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump lashed out at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), describing its failure to follow up on a tip about the Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz as "very sad", the media reported.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hirscher doubles up with giant slalom gold at Winter Olympics
PyeongChang, Feb 18 (IANS) Austrian Alpine skiing great Marcel Hirscher won his second gold medal at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games as he claimed the men's giant slalom title here on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
'Rock stripes' on Mars could suggest actions of water
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) NASA's Mars rover Opportunity, which reached its 5,000th Martian day, or sol, this week has observed possible "rock stripes" that could suggest actions of water, wind or other processes on the Red Planet.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
GST good for logistics but GSTN glitches, compliance major issues: Ficci
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has had a positive impact on the logistics of businesses, while glitches in the GSTN portal, cumbersome procedures and cost of compliance remain major areas of concern, industry body Ficci said on Sunday, citing its survey in this regard.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
What's Malaika's 'snappy secret pre-workout routine'
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Malaika Arora, known for her fit frame, has revealed a part of her "snappy secret pre-workout routine".
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
PNB fraud fuelled during demonetisation: Bengal CM
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that the $1.8 billion Punjab National Bank fraud was fuelled during demonetisation and demanded the unearthing of the "full truth" behind the scam.
2018-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Successful NDA alliance due to roots of democracy in BJP: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Amid strains in the NDA alliance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was "successful" in taking the coalition along in the best possible way and emphasised that it could happen because "democracy" is in the roots, values and veins of the BJP.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FA Cup quarter-final draw: Man Utd against Brighton, Chelsea play Leicester
London, Feb 18 (IANS) The FA Cup quarter-final draw saw Manchester United lined up to play against Brighton & Hove Albion while Chelsea will take on fellow English Premier League (EPL) club Leicester City.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Suarez, Alba help Barca pass Eibar test
Madrid, Feb 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona made sure they will retain their seven-point lead at the top of the Liga Santander whatever happens during the rest of the weekend when they won a tough game 2-0 away to Eibar.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Olympic champion Kipruto handed Commonwealth wild card
Nairobi, Feb 18 (IANS) Athletics Kenya (AK) has handed Olympic and world steeplechase champion, Conseslus Kipruto, a wild card to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Football
Brazilian striker Tardelli keen to extend Shandong Luneng deal
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 18 (IANS) Shandong Luneng striker Diego Tardelli has denied speculation linking him with Corinthians and revealed a desire to extend his contract with the Chinese Super League club.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Israel pounds Gaza after blast injures soldiers
Jerusalem, Feb 18 (IANS) The Israeli military on Sunday announced that it carried out strikes against 18 Hamas targets in Gaza in response to an explosive device that injured four soldiers along the fence between Israel and the Palestinian enclave.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security
66 people killed in Iran plane crash
Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) A passenger plane crashed in central Iran on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, authorities said.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kashmiri actor on growing up in 'politically unstable state'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) "Kuch Bheege Alfaaz" actor Zain Khan Durrani, a Kashmiri by birth, says the worst part about growing up in a "tumultuous and politically unstable state" is that you insidiously get used to the violence around.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Student killed in Kolkata road accident
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) A student was killed and four others were injured when the cab they were travelling in crashed onto a divider here on Sunday, police said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Passenger plane crashes in Iran
Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) A passenger plane carrying 60 passengers crashed in a mountainous area of Iran on Sunday, authorities said.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lukaku brace sends Man Utd to FA Cup quarter-finals
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku scored a brace as Manchester United booked a quarter-finals spot for the fourth consecutive season with a 2-0 victory over fellow English Premier League (EPL) club Hudderfield.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Hyderabad student hangs self during video call with boyfriend
Hyderabad, Feb 18 (IANS) An MBA student hanged herself during a video call with her boyfriend at a hostel in Hyderabad, police said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Get over yourself for Indian cinema's progress: KJo to filmmakers
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar is bursting with pride as he is representing Indian cinema at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival. He feels that to achieve a global impact and for Indian cinema to progress, fellow filmmakers need to go beyond themselves and focus on the industry.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Diaspora
Moderate polling in Tripura Assembly elections
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Voters queued up in large numbers outside polling booths in Tripura from early morning on Sunday as the single-phased Assembly elections progressed peacefully, officials said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Assam CM calls for steps to avoid monsoon electrocution
Guwahati, Feb 18 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has issued a directive to the state's power department to avert recurrence of incidents of electrocuted deaths during the ensuing monsoon season.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Google's firing of anti-diversity memo author was legal: Labour board
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Google did not violate labour laws when it fired James Damore, a former employee who was ousted from the company last year for criticising the tech giant for its diversity policy, according to the federal agency that oversees employment practices.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Charging points for e-vehicles at railway stations soon
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Railways will provide space for electric vehicle charging stations at the parking lots of train stations to promote the use of green energy.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Alaves defeat La Coruña 1-0
Vitoria (Spain), Feb 18 (IANS) A spectacular goal by Alaves striker Munir El Haddadi extended the so-called Abelardo effect to defeat La Coruna 1-0 here.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Bayern win, Hamburg lose in Bundesliga
Berlin, Feb 18 (IANS) Runaway leaders Bayern Munich continue their winning run to stay atop the standings after beating Wolfsburg 2-1 whereas struggling Hamburg lost 1-2 to Bayer Leverkusen in the 23rd round of the Bundesliga.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
PSG defeat Strasbourg in Ligue 1
Paris, Feb 18 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain bounced back from its Champions League loss this week to defeat Strasbourg 5-2 here in the 26th round of the French football league.
2018-02-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
'Uruguayan domestic football a disgrace'
Montevideo (Uruguay), Feb 18 (IANS) Former Uruguay captain Diego Lugano has described Uruguayan domestic football as "a disgrace" and called for changes to the country's football structure.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Raising five kids is hard work: Katona
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Singer Kerry Katona says she finds it hard to raise five children.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump backs Facebook executive's tweet to deny Russian collusion
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) To dismiss claims of Russian collusion with Donald Trump's campaign, the US President has leaned on a tweet by a top Facebook executive who said the main intent of the alleged Russian meddling was to divide America, not electing Trump.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
Amitabh uploads resume on Twitter
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has jokingly uploaded a job resume on Twitter emphasising on his height.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CII-IBA Q4 Financial Conditions Index up over 2016-17, falls below Q3
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) While the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)-Indian Banks' Association (IBA) Financial Conditions Index for the current fourth quarter at 53.2 is showing an increase over the same period a year ago, it marks a fall over the previous quarter and there is also a decrease in the cost of funds index, CII said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Kashmir's laugh doctor: He wants to bring mirth back to Kashmir's depressed lives (IANS Special Series)
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Long before it was infected by violence and its streets reverberated with sounds of slogans and gunfire, Kashmir was a place where one could hear laughter in every household in the evenings when Nazir Josh, Kashmir's very own "Charlie Chaplin", used to come on Doordarshan (DD), the national broadcaster, with his facial expressions of total bewilderment, the street impressions of a joker and strong Chaplinesque elements in his walking style.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Features
Modi inaugurates new BJP headquarters in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the BJP's new headquarters here at 6, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, in the presence of veteran leaders like L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Humans would be 'pretty upbeat' to news of alien life: Study
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Have you wondered how would people react if scientists ever detect alien life in the universe? Humans would be "pretty upbeat" and welcome the news, finds a study.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Sidharth reveals secret behind his 'fresh face'
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra says his mother used to suggest him to drink water and sleep properly for a fresh face.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Weighty reading: Books which provide physical exercise too (Column: Bookends)
Someone once quipped that the "universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle" and devoted book readers know it too well. Any of the (sadly-diminishing) tribe would be familiar with responses of wonder over the fact that they manage to read even a modestly-long work in a day or two. Wonder what these amazed people would make of a book termed a "doorstopper"?
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
Global cues, direction of funds to impact market movement (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Apart from developments on the domestic front, the Indian equity markets would seek direction from global markets during the coming week, said market analysts.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Novel stroke treatment repairs damaged brain tissue
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new stem-cell based treatment for stroke that reduces brain damage and accelerates the brain's natural healing tendencies.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Red alert issued in Australian state for cyclone Kelvin
Canberra, Feb 18 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday issued a red alert in the state of Western Australia (WA) after tropical cyclone Kelvin made landfall earlier in the day, bringing with it winds of up to 250 kph.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Sacred Tibetan monastery in Lhasa hit by fire
Lhasa, Feb 18 (IANS) A fire broke out at the most sacred shrine in Tibetan Buddhism - the Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa, a media report said on Sunday.
2018-02-18
Category: International, China,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Struggling LeEco plans smartphone with 18:9 aspect ratio: Report
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) Troubled Chinese company LeEco is reportedly gearing up to launch a smartphone with a 18:9 aspect ratio design.
2018-02-18
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
PNB fraud: Assocham calls for privatising PSBs
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) In light of the massive Rs 11,300 crore ($1.8 billion) scam allegedly involving jeweller Nirav Modi that has hit state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB), industry chamber Assocham said on Sunday that the government should surrender its majority control of banks, which should be allowed to function like private sector lenders.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Maxwell obsessed with Danai Gurira
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Singer Maxwell says he is obsessed with "Black Panther" star Danai Gurira.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sunny Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) It was a sunny Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 12.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Chris Rock was turned down by Rihanna
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Actor-singer Chris Rock claims that he was rejected by singer Rihanna.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sunny Sunday morning in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) It was a sunny Sunday morning in Jammu and Kashmir after four days of cloudy weather, the MET department said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
White House continues to deny Russia collusion
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) The White House continued to deny collusion with Moscow a day after special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three entities for allegedly meddling in the US 2016 presidential election, the media reported.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Florida school shooting survivors call for tougher gun laws
Miami, Feb 18 (IANS) Survivors of a deadly shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 students and teachers, have called for tougher gun laws in the country and and urged voters to kick out lawmakers who oppose the move, the media reported.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Khloe finds sex during pregnancy interesting
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian says sex in pregnancy is uncomfortable, but interesting.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Voting for Tripura Assembly elections begins
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Voting for the Assembly elections in India's northeastern state of Tripura began on Sunday morning amidst tight security, official said.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Scientists uncover hidden details in Picasso's painting
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) An international team of scientists has used multiple modes of light to uncover details hidden beneath the visible surface of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso's masterpiece "La Misereuse accroupie" or "The Crouching Woman."
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
I'm product of my mother's disadvantages: Octavia Spencer
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Octavia Spencer, who lost her mother Dellsena when she was 18, says she is still her biggest inspiration.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Deal with US to keep RAF's 'flying warehouses' airborne
London, Feb 18 (IANS) The British and the US governments have signed a $365 million bilateral deal to ensure the Royal Air Force fleet of heavy aircraft transporters continue to fly, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced on Saturday.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Israel strikes six Hamas military targets in Gaza
Jerusalem, Feb 18 (IANS) The Israeli Air Force (IAF) fighter jets targeted a total of six military targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, in response to the detonation of an explosive device on the border fence in southern Gaza.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security
Aaron Carter wants to help young stars navigate fame
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Singer Aaron Carter says he is taking steps to help strengthen laws affecting child stars in Hollywood.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US urges Ethiopia to 'rethink' martial law
Addis Ababa, Feb 18 (IANS) The US embassy in Ethiopia on Saturday urged Addis Ababa to reconsider its decision to institute martial law.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Ethiopia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Sarandon credits Hollywood's sexism to corporatisation
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Susan Sarandon says all of Hollywood's problems, including sexism and racism, can be attributed to it becoming a huge business.
2018-02-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran replaces paper visas with electronic ones at airport
Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) Electronic visas have replaced paper visas at Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) as of early February, media reports said on Saturday.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Turkey,Technology
Egypt court jails 65 Morsi loyalists up to 10 years
Cairo, Feb 18 (IANS) An Egyptian court sentenced on Saturday 65 loyalists of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi up to 10 years in prison over inciting anti-state riots, protests and violence.
2018-02-18
Category: International, Egypt,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Asha Bhosle conferred Yash Chopra memorial award
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Veteran playback singer Asha Bhosle was conferred the coveted "5th Yash Chopra Memorial National Award" at a function held here late on Friday.
2018-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
ED raids at Gitanjali store in Bengal's Durgapur
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate conducted search at a franchise- based store of Gitanjali Gems in West Bengal's Durgapur and the group is probably in the process of winding up its only store in Kolkata, an official said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
All pillars of democracy accountable to people: LS Speaker
Patna, Feb 17 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday said every pillar of democracy is accountable to the people.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Anger over Dalit's death snowballs; Mevani, Hardik, Alpesh up ante
Ahmedabad, Feb 17 (IANS) The political trinity of Jignesh Mevani, Hardik Patel and Alpesh Thakor on Saturday upped the ante against Gujarat government following the death of Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vankar on Friday. Angry crowds shooed away BJP MLAs from visiting the deceased's family, while demonstrations were held in various parts of the state.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
PNB fraud: UCO Bank says has $411.82 mn outstanding exposure
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) State-run UCO Bank on Saturday said it has an outstanding exposure of about $411.82 million in the $1.8 billion fraud detected in public sector Punjab National Bank (PNB) and that it was confident of receiving the payment.
2018-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Consumers against extra GST on discounted MRP by e-commerce sites: Poll
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A majority of consumers surveyed for a poll have raised concerns over addition of GST on discounted prices of products being sold by e-commerce sites and retail stores, and urged the government to end the "unfair practice".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
9 killed in Rajasthan LPG cylinder blast, Rs 2 lakh ex gratia announced
Jaipur, Feb 17 (IANS) At least nine persons were killed and 18 others injured when two LPG cylinders exploded at a wedding in Beawar in Rajasthan's Ajmer district, police said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sony launches music training room in Gurugram prison
Gurugram, Feb 17 (IANS) As per the CSR commitment of "Ek India Happywala", Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) on Saturday launched its first music training room at the Bhondsi jail in Gurugram, in association with India Vision Foundation.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Punjabi singer, accomplice held for possessing drugs, arms
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Punjab Police on Saturday arrested a Punjabi singer and his accomplice and recovered drugs and illegal weapons from their possession.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
Atletico coach understands fans' fears at losing Griezmann
Madrid, Feb 17 (IANS) Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone on Saturday stressed the importance of French forward Antoine Griezmann for the capital football giants amid ongoing speculation about his future.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Four electrocuted at birthday party in Ludhiana
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) Four men were electrocuted while consuming liquor at a party held to celebrate the birthday of daughter of one of them in Punjab's industrial city Ludhiana, police said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: Kerala stay alive after 1-0 win over NE United
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) Kerala Blasters FC kept their playoff hopes alive, collecting the crucial three points after beating a depleted NorthEast United FC 1-0 in their final home game at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,ISL
JD-S holds rally near Bengaluru ahead of Assembly poll
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) The Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) on Saturday held a rally on the city's outskirts ahead of the Karnataka Assembly elections in late April or early May and accused both the Congress and BJP of failure to serve the state's people.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Courts can examine reasonableness of bank interest rate on rural loans: SC
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that provision of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, that prohibits courts from examining the reasonableness of rate of interests charged by banks, will not operate in states with debt relief laws for agriculturists.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Bangladeshi held in Tripura for smuggling gold
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) A Bangladesh national was arrested here on Saturday on charge of smuggling gold worth Rs 45 lakh, police said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Undo injustice, BJP ally Naidu tells Centre
Amaravati, Feb 17 (IANS) TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday reiterated that the Centre should undo the injustice meted out to his state in the Union Budget 2018-19.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Swiss freestyle skiing duo take gold, silver in women's slopestyle
PyeongChang, Feb 17 (IANS) Switzerland's Sarah Hoefflin and Mathilde Gremaud captured gold and silver medals respectively in the women's ski slopestyle, a freestyle skiing event at the Winter Olympics here on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Sevilla beat struggling Las Palmas in La Liga
Gran Canaria (Spain), Feb 17 (IANS) Sevilla on Saturday pulled off their second victory in a row, defeating Las Palmas 2-1 in the 24th round of La Liga football championship.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Haryana to replace Ambala Municipal Corporation with 2 councils
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Haryana government on Saturday decided to abolish the Ambala Municipal Corporation and instead set up two separate municipal councils, said a state government spokesman.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Kuzmina tastes third Winter Olympic gold in biathlon mass start
PyeongChang, Feb 17 (IANS) Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia won her third gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games with her victory in biathlon women's 12.5km mass start at the PyeongChang Games here on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
I-League: Chennai stun Churchill to emerge out of relegation zone
Coimbatore, Feb 17 (IANS) Relegation-threatened Chennai City FC stunned Churchill Brothers 3-1 in an I-League encounter here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday. The result saw the southern outfit leapfrog the Goan side to emerge out of the drop zone.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
No chance of BJP-GJM alliance in 2019 elections: Binay Tamang
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) leader Binay Tamang on Saturday took a dig at Union Minister and Darjeeling MP S.S. Ahluwalia for claiming to protect absconding GJM chief Bimal Gurung and ruled out an alliance with the BJP for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2018-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Congress to discuss PNB scam with other parties for JPC probe
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday said it will raise the PNB scam in Parliament "vociferously" and speak to various opposition parties to put pressure on the government to set up a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the matter.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
60 lakh new voters in poll-bound Karnataka: Official
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) About 60 lakh people have enrolled as new voters across Karnataka ahead of the 15th assembly elections, due in late April or early May, said an official on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
PNB scam accused sent in 14-day police custody
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) A Special CBI Court on Saturday remanded in police custody till March 3 the three accused arrrested in the over Rs 11,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Haryana launches four subsidised food canteens
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Haryana government on Saturday launched four canteens which will serve subsidised and healthy food to the poor.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
North Korean held for illegally entering India from Bangladesh
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) A North Korean national was arrested by the BSF from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district and handed over to police for illegally crossing over to India from Bangladesh, a BSF official said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha for collaboration with UN agencies on SDGs
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday proposed to strengthen institutionalised monitoring framework for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in collaboration with the United Nations agencies.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
RGV questioned by Hyderabad police in obscenity case
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Hyderabad police on Saturday questioned filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma in connection with a case of obscenity booked against him for his movie "God, Sex and Truth", and also for allegedly insulting the modesty of a woman.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Real Madrid coach Zidane tight-lipped on job prospects next season
Madrid, Feb 17 (IANS) Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane on Saturday declined to discuss his future beyond the end of this football season, while highlighting the serious effort his job requires.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Czech snowboarding specialist earns stunning win in women's Super-G skiing
PyeongChang, Feb 17 (IANS) The Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka, a snowboarding specialist, pulled off a massive surprise on Saturday by winning gold in the Winter Olympics' super giant slalom skiing women's event.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
PM should 'break silence' on PNB scam: Congress
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday described the PNB scam a "complete failure of regulatory mechanism and fraud detection ability of the banking sector" and demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi break his silence on India's "biggest bank scam".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Real Madrid look to carry Paris 'feelgood factor' into Betis game
Madrid, Feb 17 (IANS) Real Madrid aim to carry the euphoria following their 3-1 win over Paris Saint Germain during the Champions League midweek into their La Liga game away against Betis on Sunday night.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Government thoroughly investigating PNB fraud: Minister
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla on Saturday said the government is "thoroughly investigating" the $1.8 billion bank fraud allegedly involving absconding billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi and will take steps for his extradition from abroad.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
21 more PNB fraud-related raids, property worth Rs 5,674 cr seized so far: ED
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday conducted raids at 21 more places across India and seized assets worth Rs 25 crore in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, an official said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
India, Iran sign connectivity, double taxation avoidance agreements
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India and Iran on Saturday signed nine agreements, including on connectivity and double taxation avoidance, following delegation-level talks led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani here.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Don't fall for BJP's false promises, Gogoi tells Meghalaya voters
Shillong, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday appealed to the Meghalaya voters not to fall for the BJP's "false promises" of turning it into a model state in case the party was voted to power.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Norway's Bjoergen equals Winter Olympics medal record of 13
PyeongChang, Feb 17 (IANS) Norway's cross-country skiing legend Marit Bjoergen won her record-equalling 13th medal at Winter Olympic Games following her country's victory in women's 4X5km relay at the PyeongChang Games here on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Delhi Govt issues guidelines for free treatment of accident victims
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Delhi government has issued guidelines for free and mandatory treatment for victims of accidents, acid burns, and fires in all city hospitals, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said here on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Rahul attacks Modi government over 'jobless growth'
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked the Modi government and said that "Indias jobless growth and not empowering farmers and farm labourers is not an option any longer".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Intesa Sanpaolo SPA (HK) only foreign bank to be affected by PNB fraud (Lead correcting bank name)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The only foreign bank affected in Nirav Modi/Mehul Choksi fraud case turns out to be Intesa Sanpaolo SPA whose Hong Kong branch was called upon to provide money to Gitanjali Gems against a foreign letter of credi (FLC) issued by the Punjab National Bank (PNB).
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goats replace students in classrooms of Manipur school
Imphal, Feb 17 (IANS) Manipur Education Minister T. Radheshyam on Saturday said during a surprise visit, he found goats occupying two empty classrooms of a school in Khelakhong of the state, as there were no students, though the school authorities had claimed a "comfortable number of students".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Education
Prithivi Shaw in Mumbai squad for Hazare knockouts
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) India's U-19 World Cup winning captain Prithvi Shaw has been named in the 16-member Mumbai squad for the knockout matches of the Vijay Hazare 50-over domestic tournament, to be played in Delhi from February 21.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Stage set for 'Magnetic Maharashtra', PM to inaugurate
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The stage is set for the ambitious three-day long "Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018" conclave which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday, officials said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee to get honorary D.Litt from IIEST
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee will be conferred an honorary D.Litt by the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), an official said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
Increased private participation needed in banking: Arvind Subramaniam
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) With the second largest Indian bank Punjab National Bank (PNB) hit by massive $1.8 billion fraud and other banks hit by frauds as well, Chief Economic Advisor to Indian government Arvind Subramaniam on Saturday advocated more private participation in public sector banks.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Tripura polls: EC appoints Special Observer, all borders sealed
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) Hours before Sunday's assembly elections in Left-ruled Tripura, the Election Commission has appointed a Special Observer while the authorities have sealed the international and inter-state borders with Tripura.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Smriti Irani targets Meghalaya Minister over sex scandal
Dalu (Meghalaya), Feb 17 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday hit out at Meghalaya Home Minister Horju Donkupar Roy Lyngdoh over the alleged gang-rape of a minor girl in his son's guest-house.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Turkey claims control inside Syria's Afrin
Istanbul, Feb 17 (IANS) Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday announced that his country's armed forces had taken control of more than 300 sq.km of Syrian territory inside the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, located in northwestern Syria.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Canadian PM arrives on India visit
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived here on Saturday on an eight-day visit at the invitation of his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
PNB officials met representatives of Nirav Modi, Gitanjali group urging them to pay dues
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Punjab National Bank (PNB) officials had met representatives of Nirav Modi and Gitanjali groups to impress upon them to pay outstanding amounts, the bank said in a clarification to the stock exchanges.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED attaches Rs 115-crore properties of Chennai developer
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday said it has provisionally attached immovable properties at Guindy near here worth about Rs 115 crore of real estate developer VGN Developers Pvt Ltd.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress plenary in Delhi from March 16-18
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A plenary session of the Congress will be held here from March 16 to 18, wherein it is likely to ratify Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party President and pave the way for selection of new members of the Congress Working Committee (CWC).
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM should explain how the PNB scam took place under his watch: Rahul
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday sought to bring Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the line of fire on the PNB banking scam saying he should explain how Rs.22,000 crore was "taken" away from the country's banking system by jeweller Nirav Modi, the main accused, after the demonetisation.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Three PNB fraud accused sent to 14-day police custody
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) A Special CBI court on Saturday remanded the three accused arrested in the over Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case to police custody till March 3.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
21 more PNB fraud-related raids, property worth Rs 5,674 seized so far, says ED
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday conducted raids at 21 places across India and seized assets worth Rs 25 crore in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, an official said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Merged with ruling faction on Modi's advice: Panneerselvam
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Finally, it is official. Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday told AIADMK office-bearers in Theni district that he merged his faction with the ruling faction on the advice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Asha Bhosale conferred Yash Chopra memorial award
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Veteran playback singer Asha Bhosale was conferred the coveted "5th Yash Chopra Memorial National Award" at a function held here late on Friday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Automobile beauties grace Delhi roads at vintage car rally
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) From a 1903 Humberette owned by Abbas Jasdanwalla from Mumbai to an array of Rolls Royce's, including the 1908 Silver Ghost, the 1930 Phantom II, the 1938 Phantom III and the 1965 Silver Cloud III, the 8th edition of The 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally and Concours Show 2018 showcased the most beautiful creations from from the world of automobiles.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Did PNB fraud continue after retirement of so-called 'main culprit'?
New Delhi Feb 17 (IANS) Did the fraud at Punjab National Bank (PNB) continue even after the "main culprit", named by the bank, retired?
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himachal to hire 200 doctors through walk-in interview
Shimla, Feb 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, on Saturday took several major decisions, including filling up 200 posts of doctors on specific contracts through walk-in interviews to overcome their shortage.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India, Iran sign nine agreements, agree to stop terror forces (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India and Iran on Saturday pledged to stop the forces of terrorism and extremism, delinking it from religion and agreed that there should be an end to terror sanctuaries even as the two countries broad-based their relationship by signing nine agreements, including one on connectivity relating to the strategic Chabahar port.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
ED attaches Rs 115-crore land of Chennai developer
Chennai/New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached land worth Rs 115 crore of VGN Developers in Chennai in a case of bank fraud while purchasing the land in 2013, an official said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana hikes ministers' grant
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Haryana cabinet on Saturday approved enhancement of the petty grant of Member of Council of Ministers from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 25 lakh per annum from the current financial year, officials said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Remove Rahat Ali Khan's voice from Bollywood song: Babul Supriyo
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Singer-turned-Union minister Babul Supriyo says Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's voice in a song that features in Bollywood film "Welcome To New York", must be removed and dubbed by someone else.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Give up politics of violence, Vice President tells Kerala's parties
Kozhikode (Kerala), Feb 17 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday asked all political parties in Kerala to shed the politics of violence.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Plot for widow 18 years after soldier's death
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Haryana government on Saturday decided to gift a residential plot to the widow of a soldier who was killed in an anti-militancy operation in Jammu and Kashmir nearly 18 years ago.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Hanyu breaks 66-year old record to defend men's figure skating title
PyoengChang, Feb 17 (IANS) Japanese Yuzuru Hanyu became the first figure skater in 66 years to win back-to-back Winter Olympic gold medals in the men's singles event as he won Japan's first gold medal at PyeongChang Games on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
KriArj Entertainment to move High Court against Abhishek Kapoor
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Film production banner KriArj Entertainment on Saturday said it will move the Bombay High Court to reinforce its right on the film "Kedarnath".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Sitharaman questions Rahul's presence at Gitanjali Jewels event
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Countering the Congress' charge that the multi-crore bank fraud took place under the BJP government, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that Rahul Gandhi was present at a promotional event of Gitanjali Jewels and that the fraud took place during the UPA regime.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Now electrical vans to ply in Shimla
Shimla, Feb 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday flagged off here an electrical van service of the state roadways.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Singhvi rubbishes BJP's allegations, warns of legal action
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Rubbishing accusations that he and his family had links with Nirav Modi's companies, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Saturday said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman "was liable to civil and criminal defamation".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jaitley to embark on two-day Saudi Arabia visit on Saturday night
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitely would be leaving Saturday night on a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia to co-chair the 12th India-Saudi Arabia Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) on February 18-19, an official statement said here.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP, Congress trade blame over multi-crore Nirav banking fraud (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The ruling BJP on Saturday blamed the Congress for the "original sin" that led to the alleged Rs 11,500 crore banking fraud by jeweller Nirav Modi and his partner Mehul Choksi. The opposition party returned the attack calling it "cheap sense of politics that has reached ludicrous and ridiculous proportions".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
ISL: Chennaiyin, Jamshedpur battle for play-off spots (Preview)
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC know they cannot leave anything to chance and will battle for full points in their last three league matches, starting with the crucial clash with Jamshedpur FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
S. Korea hockey coach takes blame after Winter Olympics loss
Gangneung (South Korea), Feb 17 (IANS) South Korean men's Olympic hockey head coach Jim Paek put the blame squarely on his own shoulders after his squad was routed by Switzerland 0-8 on Saturday at the 2018 Winter Games.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Hockey
Facebook to roll out fix for bug in two-factor authentication
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After several people received non-security-related notifications from Facebook after giving the social network their phone numbers for two-factor authentication (2FA), the company admitted there was a bug and has promised to roll out a fix soon.
2018-02-17
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
9 killed in Rajasthan LPG cylinder blast
Jaipur, Feb 17 (IANS) At least nine persons have been killed and 18 others injured after two LPG cylinders exploded at a wedding function in Beawar in Rajasthan's Ajmer district, police said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sakshi Tanwar to be back with new season of 'Tyohaar Ki Thaali'
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actress Sakshi Tanwar will host the new season of food show "Tyohaar Ki Thaali", and she is looking forward to once again to sharing her long-cherished heirloom festival recipes.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Goa CMO, BJP deny news reports on Parrikar's surgery
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Authorities and the Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday denied media reports that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to undergo surgery at a Mumbai hospital.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Scientists develop human intestinal lining on chip
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists have successfully replicated a human intestinal lining using patient-derived cells inside an organ-chip, a finding that has potential to advance personalised treatments for gastrointestinal diseases.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
I-League: Gokulam shatter East Bengal title hopes
Kozhikode, Feb 17 (IANS) East Bengal's title aspirations were dealt a body blow as Gokulam Kerala FC stunned them with a come-from-behind 2-1 win at the EMS Corporation Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Odisha reiterates demand for special category status
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday reiterated the demand for special category status for Odisha and revision of coal royalty for the benefit of the state.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
West Brom footballers apologise for Barcelona fiasco
London, Feb 17 (IANS) The four West Bromwich Albion footballers, who made off with an unoccupied taxi during the English club's recent visit to Barcelona, came forward to reveal their identities and apologise for their actions.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
5-day judicial custody for Hindu Samhati chief, others
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Hindu Samhati chief Tapan Ghosh and three activists, arrested on charge of attacking media persons at an event in the city, were on Saturday remanded in five-day judicial custody by a Sessions court, police said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sitharaman questions Rahul's presence at Gitanjali Jewels event (Lead, with Correction)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Countering Congress charge that multi-crore bank fraud took place under the BJP government, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Rahul Gandhi was present at a promotional event of Gitanjali Jewels and that the fraud took place during the UPA regime.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Father's stress linked to kids' brain development
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Fathers, take note! Taking too much stress may affect the brain development of your kids, a new study has claimed.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
All-rounder Rumeli named in Indian women's T20I squad
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Veteran all-rounder Rumeli Dhar made her comeback into the Indian women's cricket team after six years as she was on Saturday named as replacement for injured veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami for the remaining three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) against South Africa away.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Sitharaman questions Rahul's presence at Gitanjali Jewels event
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Countering Congress charge that multi-crore bank fraud took place during the BJP government, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Rahul Gandhi was present at a promotional event of Gitanjali Jewels and the whole episode took place in the UPA regime.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Won't let any agency eliminate Bimal Gurung: Ahluwalia
Jalpaiguri, Feb 17 (IANS) Union Minister and Darjeeling MP S.S. Ahluwalia said that some agencies want to "eliminate" Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung, but he will do his bit to protect the absconding leader.
2018-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ledecka takes Alpine skiing women's super-G in PyeongChang
PyeongChang, Feb 17 (IANS) The Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka, the first athlete to compete in two different sports at a Winter Olympics, stunningly won the gold medal of Alpine skiing women's super-G at PyeongChang Games here on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Goal machine Batshuayi proves both curse and blessing for Dortmund
Berlin, Feb 17 (IANS) Michy Batshuayi is both a curse and a blessing for Borussia Dortmund. While the Belgian striker makes the German football club happy with his tremendous record of five goals in three games, this stunning success will most likely lead to his immediate farewell in only a few months.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Girls may inherit ovarian cancer gene from fathers
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Scientists have found a gene responsible for ovarian cancer that can be passed down from fathers to their daughters.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Intesa Sanpaola SPA (HK) only foreign bank to be affected by PNB fraud
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The only foreign bank affected in Nirav Modi/Mehul Choksi fraud case turns out to be Intesa Sanpaolo SPA whose Hong Kong branch was called upon to provide money to Gitanjali Gems against a foreign letter of credi (FLC) issued by the Punjab National Bank (PNB).
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Black Panther' gets Rs 7 crore opening in India
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Marvel Studios "Black Panther", featuring Chadwick Boseman as the superhero, has registered an opening collection of over Rs 7 crore in India.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Double taxation avoidance agreement to give fillip to India, Iran trade
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Enforcement of the double taxation avoidance agreement and extension of preferential tariff would give a fillip to trade and investment between Iran and India , Masoud Karbasian, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, Iran said here on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
ISL: ATK look to salvage pride against off-colour Mumbai (Preview)
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Out of the top-four race in the Indian Super League (ISL), defending champions ATK will look to salvage pride and get back to winning ways when they lock horns with Mumbai City FC here on Sunday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,ISL
Modi, Jaitley knew country was being looted: Congress
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday made a direct allegation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying "both were aware that the country was being looted" in the over Rs 11,000 crore PNB scam.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Man United great Vidic to visit India
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Manchester United great Nemanja Vidic will be present as a special guest on occasion of the third edition of the Football Movement which is slated to be held here on February 22 and 23.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
RGV appears before Hyderabad police in obscenity case
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma on Saturday appeared before Hyderabad police in connection with a case of obscenity booked against him for his movie "God, Sex and Truth", and also for allegedly insulting the modesty of a woman.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Goa CMO, BJP denies news reports on Parrikar's surgery
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Authorities and the Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday denied media reports that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to undergo surgery at a Mumbai hospital.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Telangana CM KCR turns 64
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, popularly known as KCR, turned 64 on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Was misfit in BJP, says Lovely after rejoining Congress
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Delhi Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely on Saturday returned to the Congress and said he was "ideologically a misfit" in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which he had joined in April last year.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
$1.8 bn PNB fraud, macro-data hit equities' movement (Market Review)
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The weekly trade in the Indian equity markets was almost flat. However, a slew of domestic developments like a $1.8 billion fraud reported by the Punjab National Bank (PNB) and release of major macro-economic data impacted the movements of the two key equity indices, analysts said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Literary Portrayals on 70 Years of Indian Independence
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Indias National Academy of Letters organised a national seminar on "70 Years of Indian Independence" on Friday as part of its ongoing Festival of Letters. Eminent scholars and writers presented their views on the literary portrayals that have found light of the day over the past seven decades.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Earlier Congress used to benefit from scams, now BJP does: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that earlier, the Congress used to benefit from scams and now it is the BJP that benefits from them, and added that this is the reason why the BJP never sends a Congress member to the jail.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Make Nirav Modi RBI Governor': Shiv Sena
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Taunting ruling ally Bharatiya Janata Party, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said absconding scamster Nirav Modi "should be made Reserve Bank of India Governor to finish off the country".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Is translation a means of retelling stories, experts discus
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) What is the role of translations in bringing many unknown stories to the fore? Can translation be used as a means of retelling narratives? Several experts came together at a symposium organised by the Sahitya Akademi here to deliberate on the topic.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Features
A year after Kerala actress' kidnapping, trial to begin
Kochi, Feb 17 (IANS) Exactly a year later, the much-anticipated climax scene in the Kerala actress kidnap case, in which superstar Dileep has been named as the eighth accused, is to emerge with the trial set to begin very soon.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan minor's killer gets four death sentences
Lahore, Feb 17 (IANS) A Pakistan court on Saturday gave a 24-year-old man four death sentences for raping and murdering six-year-old Zainab Amin last month.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Attacks out of proportion: Oxfam chief
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Oxfam's Chief Executive, Mark Goldring, has said the scale and intensity of the criticism against the British charity in the wake of claims that its workers used prostitutes in Haiti, were out of proportion to its level of culpability.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia launches language courses for football fans abroad
Moscow, Feb 17 (IANS) Russias Centers of Science and Culture based abroad have launched short Russian language courses for football fans who will be attending the Russia-hosted FIFA World Cup.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Giant bronze hot pot unveiled in China
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) A giant bronze hot pot, over two storeys high, has been unveiled in Datong in China's Shanxi province.
2018-02-17
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society
Olympic snowboarder from Russia successfully undergoes surgery
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 17 (IANS) Russian snowboarder Nikolay Olyunin has successfully undergone a surgery, the athletes wife Maria said on social media.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Gangwon chief eyes co-hosting of Asian Winter Games with N.Korea
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 17 (IANS) The governor of Gangwon Province, where PyeongChang is located, said on Saturday that he is considering a bid to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games (AWG) with North Korea.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
I'm a proud YRF girl: Parineeti Chopra
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra says she is proud of her association with Yash Raj Films, under which she not only made her debut but also did movies like "Ishaqzaade" and "Shuddh Desi Romance".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Left confident of Tripura victory, BJP giving tough fight (Curtainraiser)
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) The CPI-M is confident of retaining power in its bastion of Tripura in Sunday's assembly elections and achieving a turnaround in the Left movement across the country, though the BJP is battling tooth and nail to oust the Left Front government.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
NASA's Kepler discovers nearly 100 new exoplanets
London, Feb 17 (IANS) An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of nearly 100 new exoplanets -- planets located outside our solar system.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
India aim bright start against S.Africa in 1st T20I (Preview)
Johannesburg, Feb 17 (IANS) Following a historic One-Day International (ODI) series victory, ruthless India will aim to continue their form in the cricket's shortest format when they face South Africa in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-02-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
22 killed in Nigeria suicide attack
Lagos, Feb 17 (IANS) At least 22 people were killed and 28 others injured when three suicide bombers attacked a market in Nigeria's Borno state, the authorities said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Portugal,Terrorism
The tyranny of mainline cinema which sidelines good, small films (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)
My old friend and sensitive filmmaker Onir is heartbroken. This week his latest film "Kuch Bheege Alfaaz" bravely and defiantly produced by the music giant Saregama's film branch Yoodlee Films, opened in shows at the most unearthly hours in selected multiplexes, while all the primetime shows went to "Padmaavat", "Pad Man" and "Aiyaary".
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rishi Kapoor predicts 'huge stardom' for Priya Varrier
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor is impressed by the "expressive" and "innocent" Priya Prakash Varrier. He has predicted a bright future for the 18-year-old, who became an internet sensation with a wink and a shy but mischievous smile in a music video.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Common BP drug may prevent onset of Type 1 diabetes
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) A drug commonly used drug to control high blood pressure may be also effective in preventing the onset of Type 1 diabetes in up to 60 per cent of those at risk, researchers say.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo welcome baby girl
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Singer Adam Levine and model Behati Prinsloo have welcomed their second child together.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Microsoft expands Cortana's home automation skills
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) In a bid to expand into the growing home automation market, Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana will now support more smart home devices and integrate with IFTTT -- a free web-based platform that helps users connect their apps and services together, the company has announced.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Olivia Wilde set to make directorial debut
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Actress Olivia Wilde will make her directorial debut with "Booksmart", which will feature Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Garbage' needed a distributor who understood its sensitive nature: Q
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The distribution rights of director Qaushiq Mukherjee aka Q's "Garbage", the only Indian feature at the Berlinale's official selection this year, have been bought by Paris-based sales company Wide.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Scientists discover link between hallucinations, dopamine
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) People with schizophrenia, who experience auditory hallucinations, tend to hear what they expect an exaggerated version of a perceptual distortion that is common among other people without hallucinations.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Sushma Swaraj calls on Iran President
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) External Affairs Minister on Saturday called on visiting Iran President Hassan Rouhani and discussed a number of issues, including energy and connectivity.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Woodley, Dern on board for 'Big Little Lies' season 2
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Actors Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoe Kravitz are on board for "Big Little Lies" season 2.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Briton completes 20,000-mile pub adventure
London, Feb 17 (IANS) A Briton has driven a sports car across 21 countries, starting at the most northerly pub in the world and ending at the most southerly, a media report said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Modi, Iran President discuss bilateral cooperation, regional issues
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday discussed bilateral cooperation across a range of areas and regional issues during a meeting with Iran President Hassan Rouhani here.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Theroux seen with women before split announcement
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Justin Theroux was photographed surrounded by female friends shortly before announcing his split from actress Jennifer Aniston.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Arvinder Singh Lovely returns to Congress
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) In a boost to the Congress, former Delhi Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely, who had quit the party to join the BJP in April last year, on Saturday returned to the Congress in the presence of party President Rahul Gandhi here.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Household cleaning products may harm lung function in women
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Women working as cleaners or using cleaning sprays or other products regularly at home are likely to experience a greater decline in their lung function, researchers have warned.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Robert Pattinson finds #MeToo movement amazing
Berlin, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson says it is amazing to see the impact of the #MeToo movement.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Germany,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman among Oscar presenters
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Stars Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Laura Dern, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Holland, Kumail Nanjiani, Margot Robbie, Emma Stone and Daniela Vega are among the first slate of presenters announced for the 90th Oscars.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Descendants 3' to be out in 2019
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Disney channel has announced plans to release "Descendants 3" in the summer of 2019.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Aniston, Pitt's reunion very unlikely
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Following the news of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's split, the internet went into a frenzy with the possibility of a reunion of the actress and her former beau Brad Pitt. But that seems unlikely as they haven't met in a long time, says a source.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Always wanted to be involved in all aspects of filmmaking: Anand Tiwari
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor-director Anand Tiwari, who has debuted as a feature film director for the Netflix original "Love Per Square Foot", says he always wanted to explore every aspect of filmmaking.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
PNB fraud: Ex-Deputy Bank Manager Gokulnath Shetty arrested
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested Punjab National Bank's retired Deputy Manager, Gokulnath Shetty and two others in a multi-crore bank fraud case, officials said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Real Madrid suffer Kroos injury setback
Madrid, Feb 17 (IANS) Real Madrid have suffered an injury setback with the confirmation that central midfielder Toni Kroos will be out of action for at least two weeks after suffering a knee injury.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Mainz down Berlin in Bundesliga
Berlin, Feb 17 (IANS) Mainz returned to their winning ways after cruising past Hertha Berlin 2-0 in the opener of the 23rd round in Bundesliga football league.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
How I became a translator (Translating India-9)
(ATTN EDITORS: This is the ninth in a 10-part "Translating India" series where noted translators -- in articles written exclusively for IANS -- share their experiences of translating from their respective languages.)
2018-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,IANS Life
Essential Phone with built-in Amazon Alexa launched
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) A new variant of Essential Phone has been launched with built-in Alexa (Amazon's virtual personal assistant), offering an alternative to Google Assistant that is already available on all other variants.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Argentine defender steps away from football to help save brother's life
Buenos Aires, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Argentina international full-back Cristian Villagra will take time off football to donate bone marrow to his brother Gonzalo, who his battling leukemia.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Brazil coach Tite reveals likely World Cup starting lineup
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 17 (IANS) Brazil coach Tite said that he has already chosen his preferred starting lineup for this year's World Cup in Russia.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Rekha felicitates Asha Bhosle with Yash Chopra Memorial Award
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) It was an emotional and heart-warming moment when veteran actress Rekha bowed down to touch Asha Bhosle's feet as the legendary singer was feted with the Yash Chopra Memorial Award here.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-Playboy model claims having affair with Trump
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) A former Playboy model claimed that she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006 and has also described the US President's alleged system for concealing affairs, a media report said.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Google testing new technology to improve 911 system
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) Google has conducted a trial of a new technology that will help 911 operators figure out the location of cellphone callers more accurately, media reported.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Akshaye, Richa to star in film on misuse of rape laws
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actors Akshaye Khanna and Richa Chadha will feature in "Section 375", a Bollywood suspense drama highlighting misuse of rape laws in the country.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hashimpura, Srebrenica and Rohingyas: Similar and so different (Comment: Special to IANS)
Incidents, similar in their chilling monstrosity, came to mind when I saw photographs of a row of Rohingya Muslim young men, on their knees, hands tied behind their back. Gun-wielding military police, lurking within the frame, eventually mowed them down.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Opinion/Commentary
'Journalism was like instant coffee, writing books is satisfying, self-discovery'
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) She worked as a journalist for Asian Age, Frontline and Tribune, but running behind bylines always seemed like "instant coffee" with no time to pause and appreciate the beauty of things around her. After she quit her full-time job and embarked on a journey of writing, life changed drastically for Charu Singh, whose second book was published in December.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,Features,IANS Life
No difference between cinema, television today: Anshuman Jha
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Having been a part of the entertainment industry for eight years, Anshuman Jha who started his career in films with Dibakar Bannerjees "Love Sex Aur Dhokha" and went on to well-received roles in "Chauranga" and "Yeh Hai Bakrapur", is stepping into the web series world. He is ready to do television shows too as he feels the medium is no bar.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Twitter pulls the plug on official Mac app
San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) Twitter has announced it is ending support for its dedicated desktop Mac application and that it has pulled it from the web and from Apple's App Store.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
'Aiyaary' stars happy with audience response
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actors Sidharth Malhotra and Rakul Preet Singh are happy that the audience is warming up to their latest release "Aiyaary". They are hopeful more viewers will be drawn to the theatres.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
After 'Pad Man', Akshay, KriArj join hands again
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Fresh from the success of "Pad Man", Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, after completing his work in Reema Kagti's "Gold", will move to a project that will be co-produced by Prernaa Arora and Arjun N Kapoor's KriArj Entertainment and his own banner Cape Of Good Hope.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
For Modi, road to 2019 will be steeper (Column: Political Circus)
For the Bharatiya Janata Party's supporters, the growing belief that the party is no longer as favourably placed as before must be both bewildering and disheartening.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Tibetan leader greets new South African President
Dharamsala, Feb 17 (IANS) Central Tibetan Administration President Lobsang Sangay on Saturday congratulated Cyril Ramaphosa on becoming South Africa's new President following Jacob Zuma's resignation.
2018-02-17
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
1,000 Bihar students expelled for cheating in Class 12 exams
Patna, Feb 17 (IANS) Nearly 1,000 students were expelled for cheating during the Class 12 examinations in Bihar, officials said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Collective voice needed to bring change: 'Peter Rabbit' actress (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki is delighted with the ongoing dialogue around balancing the gender scale and diversity in Hollywood. Known for "The Great Gatsby" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", she says women are still vulnerable but they have realised the power of working towards change hand-in-hand.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
7.2-magnitude quake jolts Mexico, no casualties reported
Mexico City, Feb 17 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck southeastern Mexico, with the epicentre recorded in the state of Oaxaca, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Mexico,Environment/Wildlife
Itel Mobile registers 217% growth in India
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) With a 9 per cent market share, China-based Transsion Holdings' Itel Mobile registered a 217 per cent growth in India in 2016-2017, the company said on Saturday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Belgian court orders Facebook to stop collecting users' data
Brussels, Feb 17 (IANS) A Belgian court has ordered Facebook to stop collecting data on users or face daily penalty of 250,000 euros.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Technology
Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent separatist-called protest
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Saturday to prevent a separatist-called protest, police said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Minimum temperatures improve in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) The minimum temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir showed improvement on Saturday due to cloud cover, according to the weather office.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Foggy Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) It was a foggy morning here on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 12.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
13 Russian nationals indicted over 2016 US election interference
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) US Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud Washington, according to the Department of Justice.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump visits shooting survivors in Florida hospital
Miami, Feb 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited a hospital in Florida where the survivors of this week's school massacre were being treated, media reports said.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Christian Bale is the best actor working: Scott Cooper
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Director Scott Cooper says he wrote "Hostiles" for actor Christian Bale as he is the "best actor working".
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Giant signs in Miami ask senator to enact gun control
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Three trucks with giant signs addressed to US Republican Senator Marco Rubio drove through the streets of Miami on Friday, demanding enact gun control to avoid more massacres like the one that occurred this week at a school in Florida.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
FBI Director should resign, urges Florida Governor
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Governor of Florida state Rick Scott on Saturday urged the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to resign in the wake of the agency's admission that it failed to follow up on an earlier tip over the shooter who killed 17 people in a Florida high school.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Strong earthquake hits Mexico
Mexico City, Feb 17 (IANS) A powerful earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday as people fled out of buildings in capital Mexico City when the ground was shaking.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Mexico,Environment/Wildlife
'Florida school shooter heard voices in his head'
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old youth who killed 15 students and two staff members with an AR-15 automatic rifle in Florida, told police that voices in his head told him how to carry out the attack, police said on Friday.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jack had to die in 'Titanic': Billy Zane
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Billy Zane, who essayed the role of Cal Hockley in "Titanic", says Leonardo DiCaprio's character Jack had to die the blockbuster film.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Minaj 'as bald as' Amber Rose
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj has become "as bald as" model-actress Amber Rose due to a hair accident.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
13 Russians indicted for interfering in US elections
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) A US federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for alleged interference in the 2016 presidential elections.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Six lions, 74 vultures poisoned to death in Tanzania
Dodoma, Feb 17 (IANS) Six lions and 74 vultures were found dead near a national park in southern Tanzania this week after they were poisoned to death, authorities.
2018-02-17
Category: International, Tanzania,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN to contact Maldives leaders in response to opposition request: Spokesperson
United Nations, Feb 17 (IANS) The UN will be making contacts with Maldives leaders in response to the request by the opposition leaders for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to oversee the all-party talks proposed by that nation's President Abdulla Yameen, Guterres's Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Friday.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Naomi Campbell, Skepta dating?
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Supermodel Naomi Campbell and musician Skepta are reportedly dating since a month.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Siddaramaiah presents popular budget for poll-bound Karnataka
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) With an eye on Assembly election, due in late April or early May, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday presented a popular state budget for fiscal 2018-19 to please all sections of society.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Living with parents affects Michael B Jordan's personal life
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Michael B. Jordan says buying a house for his parents was a "dream", but living with them has had a damaging effect on his personal life.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
FBI admits it failed to investigate Florida shooter tip-off
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) admitted on Friday that it received a tip in January on Nikolas Cruz, the Florida school shooter who killed 17 people earlier this week, but failed to follow up.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian-American teacher hailed for saving students during Florida shooting
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) A quick-acting Indian-American maths teacher is being hailed for saving the lives of her students during the shooting rampage at a Florida high school that left 17 dead.
2018-02-17
Category: International, United States,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Karnataka to provide healthcare to all soon
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) In line with the 'Modicare' of the Central government, Karnataka too would provide healthcare to all people in the state soon, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Friday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Dalit activist who set himself on fire in Gujarat dies
Ahmedabad, Feb 17 (IANS) A 60-year-old Dalit activist, who set himself on fire in Gujarat over government's alleged failure to regularize land tilled by a landless labourer, succumbed to his burn injuries late on Friday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
NDPP-BJP will storm power in Nagaland: Rio
Kohima, Feb 17 (IANS) Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) Chief Ministerial candfidate Neiphiu Rio on Friday voiced confidence that his party, fighting the February 27 Nagaland assembly elections in alliance with the BJP, would storm to power with an absolute majority.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
ISL: Pune halts Bengaluru's record run
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) FC Pune City stopped Bengaluru FC from registering a record run of six consecutive victories in the Indian Super League as they settled for a 1-1 draw at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Friday.
2018-02-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football,ISL
Bengal students don't participate in PM's interaction
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Students of state-run and government-aided schools in Bengal didn't participate in "Pareeksha pe Charcha" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday after State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee had said they would be busy with preparations ahead of the examinations.
2018-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
EU holds hackathon for smart city apps in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) The European Union's delegation to India on Friday held a hackathon challenge for Indian developers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here to develop smart city applications (apps).
2018-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Education
Tunisian IS supporter deported from Italy
Rome, Feb 16 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities have expelled a Tunisian accused of being a supporter of the Islamic State jihadist group, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Chances for young Britons to buy homes cut by half'
London, Feb 16 (IANS) The chances of a young British adult owning a home on a middle income have been halved in the past 20 years, said research released on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy
IFAD, Sudan invest $47.5m to help farmers
Rome, Feb 16 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development and Sudan signed a $47.5 million dollar accord aimed at boosting farmers' incomes and resilience to climate change in four of the African country's states, IFAD said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Rio quits Lok Sabha after winning Nagaland polls
Kohima, Feb 16 (IANS) Nagaland's sole Lok Sabha MP Neiphiu Rio on Friday resigned from the Parliament after he was declared uncontested to the 60-member state assembly this week.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Cauvery verdict: Farmers, TN government welcomes it, opposition opposes
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu saw mixed reactions over the Supreme Court's Friday order on the sharing of the Cauvery river water, with the farming community and the government looking forward to its implementation while the political parties said the state has been cheated.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kohli stars as India outplay South Africa in sixth ODI
Centurion, Feb 16 (IANS) Disciplined bowling and unbeaten century by skipper Virat Kohli helped India outplay South Africa by eight wickets in the sixth and final One-day International (ODI) at the Supersport Park here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Syrian army unearths 34 bodies from mass grave in Raqqa
Damascus, Feb 16 (IANS) A total of 34 bodies of Syrian civilians and soldiers have been unearthed in the northern province of Raqqa, reports said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Italy won't elect populist or anti-EU regime: Gentiloni
Berlin, Feb 16 (IANS/AKI) Italy's national election on March 4 will produce a stable government that will not be "dominated by populist or anti-European forces", Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Britain warned to prepare for more frequent floods
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Communities in Britain were warned Friday to be prepared for more frequent flooding as a result of climate change.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Do not gamble with our faith & identity: NPF chief
Tuensang (Nagaland), Feb 16 (IANS) Ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) supremo Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Friday warned the Naga people not to gamble with their faith, culture and identity in the February 27 Nagaland assembly polls.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
British zoo's painted dog puppies finally given African-inspired names
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Chester Zoo's seven playful African painted dog puppies, who were born two months ago to mom K'mana, were given African-inspired names on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
NPP candidate in Nagaland escapes bid on life
Kohima, Feb 16 (IANS) National People's Party (NPP) candidate, T Chalukumba, who is contesting the February 27 Nagaland assembly elections, escaped an attempt on his life in Mokokchung district this afternoon, police said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP will make Meghalaya model state: Amit Shah
Shillong/Jowai, Feb 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday promised to make Meghalaya a model state within five years, if his party is voted to power in the February 27 assembly elections.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Munich Security Conference chief warns of US-Russian confrontation
Berlin, Feb 16 (IANS) Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman of the annual Munich Security Conference (MSC), has warned against the risk of a military confrontation between the US and Russia on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Germany,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
EU can overcome 'populist temptations', says Italy
Berlin, Feb 16 (IANS/AKI) Europe has the ability to "beat populist, anti-European temptations", Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said here on Friday and urged all EU states to shoulder the burden of the migrant crisis that is helping stoke such sentiments.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association meet begins in Patna on Saturday
Patna, Feb 16 (IANS) A two-day conference of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)-India Region will begin here on Saturday to discuss Parliament's role in the development, and legislature and judiciary as important pillars of democracy.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Chinese celebrate Year of the Dog's start
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) People across China on Friday celebrated the Spring Festival, the country's most important occasion for family gatherings, with fireworks, greetings, delicious food and performances on the first day of the Year of the Dog.
2018-02-16
Category: International, China,Art/Culture/Books
Those appropriating Vivekananda haven't read him: Tharoor
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Taking a dig at the BJP and other rightwing political parties, acclaimed author and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday said that those trying to appropriate Swami Vivekananda have not actually read him and thus project the celebrated 19th century Hindu monk in a "blasphemous" way.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Protest in Tel Aviv to demand Israeli PM's resignation
Tel Aviv, Feb 16 (IANS) More than a thousand protesters on Friday demanded the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in what was the first protest here since the release of a police report recommending that he be indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Sri Lankan PM vows to continue unity government
Colombo, Feb 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday said that the unity government between the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) would continue even after its defeat in the local body elections.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Six working groups formed to shape 'Modicare'
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The government on Friday formed six working groups to finalise the structure and functioning of the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), popularly called "Modicare", an official said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
French town gears up for Bollywood-themed Lemon Festival
Menton (France), Feb 16 (IANS) The finishing touches to huge sculptures crafted out of citrus fruits were being made on Friday as the southern French Riviera town of Menton readied itself for the 85th edition of its "Fete du Citron" ("Lemon Festival").
2018-02-16
Category: International, France,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump to meet families of school shooting victims in Florida
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will travel to south Florida on Friday to meet family members of the victims of this week's school shooting that left 17 dead.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Prime Minister answerable for PNB scam, says AAP
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Alleging that despite Centre's knowledge, banking scam kingpin Nirav Modi was successful in fleeing the country after duping PNB of Rs 11,515 crore, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is answerable for the fraud.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Free education for Karnataka girls up to post-graduation
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) In a bid to encourage girl child education, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday announced that all girls studying in government institutions up to post-graduation will be given free education.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
US court overturns $21 mn damages for wrong brain surgery on Indian woman
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) A court has overturned the $21 million awarded to the family of a woman of Indian descent who was operated on her brain instead of her jaw because of a hospital mix-up, according to media reports.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Congress attacks PM on PNB scam, calls it 'biggest bank loot'
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Congress on Friday continued its attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, claiming that the PNB fraud of over Rs 11,000 crore was India's biggest "bank loot scam" and has got bigger to touch Rs 21,306 crore.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Another Bengal Police officer arrested in extortion case
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) West Bengal CID on Friday arrested one more state police official in relation with the extortion case in West Midnapore district's Daspur, a senior CID official said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coach Emery optimistic about PSG's chances in CL
Paris, Feb 16 (IANS) Paris Saint Germain's Spanish coach Unai Emery on Friday said his team could still eliminate Real Madrid from the UEFA Champions League despite the unfavourable result in their round-of-16 first leg.
2018-02-16
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
I-League: Indian Arrows hold Aizawl to 2-2 draw
Vasco, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian Arrows staged yet another comeback as they held ten-man Aizawl FC to a 2-2 draw in their I-League encounter at the Tilak Maidan here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Mamata accuses banks of not lending to farmers, SHGs
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Amid the nationwide uproar regarding the $1.8 billion banking fraud, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused banks of not providing credit to farmers and self-help groups who repay loans while defaulters are always obliged by the lenders.
2018-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Disclosure of sources of income must for contesting polls: SC
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed that all those contesting elections must disclose their sources of income, including those of their spouse and dependent children, as "voters have a fundamental right to know relevant information" about the candidates.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India on track to reduce emissions: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that despite scepticism, India is on the path of reducing emission by 20 to 25 per cent over 2005 levels by 2020.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Real Madrid's Kroos suffers left knee injury
Madrid, Feb 16 (IANS) Real Madrid's midfielder Toni Kroos on Friday was diagnosed with a left knee injury that will exclude him from the upcoming matches of the Spanish League, according to a club statement.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Maharashtra NGO files blasphemy plaint against Malayalam film
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Feb 16 (IANS) City-based NGO Jan Jagran Samiti Maharashtra (JJSM), has lodged a complaint with police here demanding that a song in the forthcoming Malayalam film "Oru Adaar Love", featuring new social media hearththrob Priya Prakash Varrier, be deleted.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Religion,Cinema/Showbiz
No instruction to PNB to meet commitments under LoU: RBI
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday denied having sent any instruction to Punjab National Bank (PNB), which detected a $1.8 billion fraud, to meet its commitments under the Letter of Undertaking (LOU) to other banks.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI files fresh FIRs in $1.8 bn fraud case against Gitanjali Group directors
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The CBI on Friday registered fresh FIRs against 10 directors of the Gitanjali Group of companies based on a complaint registered by the Punjab National Bank in a multi-crore fraud case and questioned four bank officials in connection with the case, an official said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajasthan lynching: SC asks CBI to seek instruction on widow's plea
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked the CBI to seek instructions from the Central government on conducting a probe and providing adequate compensation to the widow of a Muslim labourer, who was hacked and burnt alive in Rajasthan last year.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Patnaik seeks singular entity for railways in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested the Centre to consider expanding the jurisdiction of East Coast Railway (ECoR) to cover all parts of Odisha under one zone.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Iranian President calls for unity among Muslims (Roundup)
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) With a call for unity among Muslims across the world and the announcement of his readiness to simplify visa procedure for Indians, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday wound up the first leg of his India visit.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
SC reduces Tamil Nadu's Cauvery water share (Third Lead)
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In a setback to Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court on Friday reduced its share of the Cauvery river water to 177.25 thousand million cubic feet (TMC), down from 192 TMC allocated by a tribunal in 2007.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Mamata reiterates demand to scrap FRDI Bill
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying that her government will continue to oppose the proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill as "it is against the interest of common depositors".
2018-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rahul constitutes Steering Committee for Plenary Session
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday constituted a 34-member Steering Committee that will function in place of the Congress Working Committee for the party's upcoming Plenary Session.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Turkey jails 6 journalists over failed coup
Istanbul, Feb 16 (IANS) A court in Istanbul on Friday sentenced six Turkish journalists to aggravated life imprisonment over their alleged involvement in a failed coup in July 2016, local media reported.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Turkey,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Maharashtra woman killed in freak rice mill tragedy
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), Feb 16 (IANS) In a freak incident, a 50-year-old woman was killed after her sari got stuck in a rice mill in Asaralli village in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, a police official said here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PNB fraud: Allahabad Bank has $366.87 mn outstanding exposure
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) State-run Allahabad Bank on Friday said it has an outstanding exposure of about $366.87 million in the $1.8 billion fraud detected by another public sector bank PNB, but added it was confident of receiving the payment.
2018-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Blockade disrupts train services in Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Train services were temporarily disrupted in West Bengal on Friday as the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) workers blocked railway tracks at 62 places in the state.
2018-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan likely to be put in FATF grey list
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) There is a proposal to put Pakistan in the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental body combating money laundering and terror financing among other things, in its upcoming meeting, a senior official said here on Friday
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
SC refuses to stay 'Aiyaary' release
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the release of Hindi film "Aiyaary" starring Manoj Bajpayee and Sidharth Malhotra.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security
NGT asks Delhi, Haryana to resolve issue of ammonia in capital's water
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday directed the Delhi and Haryana governments to hold a meeting to resolve the issue of high ammonia content in the water of the river Yamuna.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Turkey, US agree to restore normal ties
Ankara, Feb 16 (IANS) Turkey and the US agreed to normalise their ties, after weeks of rising tensions due to Turkey's military operation in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diaspora
SA Tourism Roadshow to meet Indian traveller's evolving demands
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The 15th edition of South Africa (SA) Tourism's Roadshow will capitalise on the growing demand and align efforts to meet the evolving demands of the Indian traveller, an statement said here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
I-League: Chennai City face uphill task against Churchill (Preview)
Coimbatore, Feb 16 (IANS) With Indian Arrows and Gokulam Kerala immune to relegation this football season, Chennai City face an uphill task with three games left as they take on Churchill Brothers here on Saturday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Modi hosted 'Mehul Bhai' of banking fraud at his official residence
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In the midst of a raging controversy over the Rs.11,500 banking scam, a video has surfaced of Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosting fugitive Gujarati jeweller Mehul Choksi at his official residence in 2015.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana to allot sites for filling stations through auctions
Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) To bring transparency in the process of allotment of sites for vehicle filling stations, the Haryana government has decided that these will be allotted only through auction.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Guptill's ton in vain as Aussies hammer world record chase
Auckland, Feb 16 (IANS) New Zealand's Martin Guptill's 49-ball century went up in smoke as Australia pulled off a world record run chase against the hosts at the Eden Park here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Raise Rohingya, pellet guns with Modi, Amnesty urges Trudeau
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Human rights organisation Amnesty International has urged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to raise the threatened expulsion of Rohingyas from India during his upcoming visit here, along with issues like use of pellet guns in Jammu and Kashmir and justice to 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
I-League: Kerala look to dent East Bengal's title hopes (Preview)
Kozhikode, Feb 16 (IANS) After beating Mohun Bagan in Kolkata, debutants Gokulam Kerala FC will be looking to stage another major upset when they host title contenders East Bengal at the EMS Corporation Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Army chief meets students from J&K
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday met students from Jammu and Kashmir, who are on a tour to Delhi, and encouraged them to join the Indian Army, an official said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Education
Sachin announced as league ambassador for T20 Mumbai League
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Probability Sports India Private Limited, a consortium of the IIFL Group as Lead Member and Wizcraft, on Friday announced cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar as the League Ambassador of the Twenty-20 Mumbai League.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Unitech issue: SC asks Chennai company to deposit Rs 90 cr
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked Chennai-based Omshakthy Agencies (Madras) to deposit Rs 90 crore - a part of Rs 400 crore deal - it has entered into with crisis- ridden real estate major Unitech for the purchase of its property.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
India's domestic air passenger traffic up over 19% in January
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic surged by 19.69 per cent to 1.14 crore in January from 95.79 lakh reported during the corresponding month of last fiscal, official data showed here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Industry chambers condemn $1.8 bn fraud, rap functioning of PSU banks
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Two days after the $1.8 billion fraud in Punjab National Bank (PNB) was disclosed, industry chambers on Friday condemned it criticising the functioning of public sector banks.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
23% aviation fuel tax cut on small aircraft in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) Karnataka on Friday proposed to reduce sales tax on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) by 23 per cent -- to 5 per cent from 28 -- to promote regional air connectivity and feeder service across the southern state.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
India restrict Proteas to 204 in sixth ODI
Centurion, Feb 16 (IANS) Khaya Zondo struck his maiden ODI fifty to steer South Africa to 204 even as the other batsmen failed to find an answer to the disciplined Indian bowling in the sixth and final One-day International (ODI) at the Supersport Park here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Haryana to have film university
Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) With Hindi films like "Dangal" and "Sultan", which had a strong Haryana connection, turning out to be blockbusters, the state government is planning to set up a film university in the state.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Education
Seven workers die cleaning septic tank in Andhra
Vijayawada, Feb 16 (IANS) Seven workers died while cleaning an underground tank at a private hatchery in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district on Friday, police said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iranian President winds up Hyderabad visit
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday left for New Delhi after two-day visit to this southern city.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diplomacy
IIT Delhi establishes centre to study air pollution
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi on Friday inaugurated a Centre of Excellence for Research on Clean Air (CERCA) to help scholars devise solutions to fight air pollution and promote scientific research in the field.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
PM to inaugurate India's largest container terminal in Mumbai
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the country's largest container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust here on Sunday, an official said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sisodia urges Delhiites to grow gardens, plant trees to fight pollution
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday urged citizens to grow gardens and plant trees to fight air pollution in the national capital.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Ajay Singh named EY Indian entrepreneur of 2017 for business transformation
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Passenger carrier SpiceJet on Friday said its Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh has been named the "Indian entrepreneur of the year 2017 for business transformation" by global consultancy firm EY.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Government begins trial of 'anti-pollution towers' in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In a bid to curb air pollution in the city, the Delhi government on Friday started the trial of "anti-pollution towers", an official said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
JioPhone now available on Amazon.in
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) Amazon India on Friday announced that Reliance Jio's affordable JioPhone will now be available on its platform.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Massive corruption in BJP government: Rahul
Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said there was massive corruption in the BJP-led Central government and the abrupt announcement of demonetisation wreaked havoc on the life and livelihood of all.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Agriculture Ministry to hold conference on doubling farm income
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Agriculture Ministry will hold a National Conference, Agriculture 2022 - Doubling Farmers' Income, here on February 19-20 to identify various critical farm-related issues and to find their solutions.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
It was 'impromptu', says MEA of Davos photo featuring Nirav Modi
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The government on Friday sought to distance itself from a controversial group photograph featuring absconding businessman Nirav Modi along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and some Indian CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last month.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Don't obstruct admin block, HC tells JNU students
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday directed Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students protesting against the varsity's new attendance rule not to obstruct the way of the staff when they enter the administrative block.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Naveen Patnaik rules out alliance with BJP
Bhubaneswar, Feb 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday rubbished speculations of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) striking an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2018-02-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Modi government's alertness brought PNB fraud to light: BJP
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The BJP on Friday hit back at the Congress, saying the $1.8-billion fraud in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) is another scam of the UPA which came into the open due to the "alertness" of the NDA government.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Central government to promote tourism via digital, social media: Official
Lucknow, Feb 16 (IANS) Buoyed by the steep rise in the number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTA) in the country last year, the Union Tourism Ministry will be aggressively marketing domestic religious circuits and adventure tourism through digital and social media, an official said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Politics should be kept away from Indian Army: Actress Nimrat Kaur
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) "The Test Case" actress Nimrat Kaur's father was killed by Muslim militants, but she says her mother kept them away from an anti-Islamic environment and brought her up to have a liberal mind. She also said there should be no political interference in the Indian Army.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics,Defence/Security
Will embark on single agenda of growth in Meghalaya: NPP
Songsak (Meghalaya), Feb 16 (IANS) The National People's Party (NPP) on Friday said that it would embark on the single agenda of growth and would ensure equity, if voted to power in Meghalaya after the February 27 assembly elections.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics
Manav-Manush take silver at Czech Junior & Cadet TT Open
Hodonin, Feb 16 (IANS) Paddlers Manav Thakkar and Manush Shah put up a formidable show to capture the silver medal in the Czech Junior and Cadet Open, a part of the 2018 ITTF Premier Junior Circuit, here.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Other Sports
Aussie Ward likely to play against Mohun Bagan
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) In a bid to brighten their title aspirations after winning against Churchill Brothers in their last outing, top of the table Neroca FC are likely to field new signing Nick Ward against Mohun Bagan on Sunday, a club official said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Modi the teacher tells students to compete with oneself, win small battles
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) To students from across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned teacher on Friday, giving them lessons on how to tackle exams and on how to succeed.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Blockade disrupts train services in Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Train services were temporarily disrupted in West Bengal on Friday as the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) workers blocked railway tracks at 62 places in the state.
2018-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Cauvery verdict draws mixed reactions in TN
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu saw mixed reactions over the Supreme Court's Friday order on the sharing of the Cauvery river water, with the farming community looking forward to its implementation while the political parties said the state has been cheated.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Fluctuation in female hormones may cause asthma
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that fluctuations in female sex hormones can play a major role in the development of asthma and allergies.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
WhatsApp payment public launch only after meeting all norms: NPCI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Clearing the air on the issue of "lack of fair play" in allowing WhatsApp to test a payment feature in India, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Friday said that the full scale public launch of the feature will be permitted only after the Facebook-owned platform meets all the required norms.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Medvedev congratulates Russian athletes winning 2018 Olympics medals
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev extended his congratulations on Friday to Russian skeleton racer Nikita Tregubov and cross-country skier Denis Spitsov for winning silver and bronze medals respectively at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Koreas PyeongChang.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
School van catches fire in MP; two children hurt
Gwalior, Feb 16 (IANS) At least two children sustained burn injuries when a private school van caught fire due to leakage in the gas kit here on Friday, police said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Liquor to cost more in Karnataka as excise duty hiked
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian-made liquor (IML) in Karnataka would cost more from April 1 with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah proposing an 8 per cent increase in additional excise duty in the budget for 2018-19 presented on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rs 2,500 crore budgetary fund for Bengaluru infra
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday announced Rs 2,500 crore budgetary fund for 2018-19 for Bengaluru's infrastructure development, including work on distressed lakes and roads.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Poaching pushes anteaters to near extinction as environment ministry shuts its eye (Feb 17 is World Pangolin Day)
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Though on the verge of extinction, pangolins or scaly anteaters -- among the most traded animals in the world that has now found a local market in India -- is yet to catch the attention of the Union government.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zigzag kilns hold promise for greening brick sector: Experts
Patna/Kathmandu, Feb 16 (IANS) Brick manufacturers from India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan on Friday agreed to promote environmental-friendly zigzag kilns - a new configuration that produces high-quality bricks at lower cost with fewer harmful emissions - for 'greening' the brick sector in South Asia.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
SC seeks AG's assistance on whether lawyers in legislatures can practice
New Delhi, Feb. Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the assistance of Attorney General K.K. Venugopal in the hearing of a plea seeking to debar the lawyers from practicing during the time they are members of parliament or state assemblies.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ex-Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra gets bail
Ranchi, Feb 16 (IANS) Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra on Friday got four weeks' provisional bail on health grounds, officials said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India waiting for Maldives to act post Emergency
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) India said on Friday it is waiting to see the steps to be taken by the Maldivian government after the Emergency imposed amid a raging political crisis gets over.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Jio to rollout "Jio Football Offer"
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Reliance Jio will rollout "Jio Football Offer" from Friday midnight which would entitle a cashback of Rs 2,200 to all Jio customers (existing and new) who will activate 4G devices on the Jio network for the first time by recharging Rs 198/Rs 299 prepaid plan on or before March 31, 2018.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Agriculture, infra development focus of Rs 4.28 lakh cr UP budget
Lucknow, Feb 16 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday presented a Rs 4,28,384.52-crore budget for the financial year 2018-19 that focuses on the agriculture and allied sectors in a big way.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Politics
Congress attacks PM on PNB scam, calls it 'biggest bank loot'
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Congress on Friday continued its belligerent attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and claimed that the PNB fraud of over Rs 11,000 crore was India's biggest "bank loot scam" and has got bigger to touch Rs 21,306 crore.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Let Madras HC deal with Dinakaran plea, Delhi HC told
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday told the Delhi High Court on Friday that the plea of sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran seeking direction to use the "pressure cooker" symbol in the upcoming civic polls in Tamil Nadu should be heard in Madras High Court.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Banks stocks, rising trade deficit drag equity indices lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian equity markets on Friday closed in the negative territory for the third consecutive session as heavy selling pressure in banks, auto, capital goods and metal stocks, along with rising crude oil prices, dampened investors' risk-taking appetite.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Tens of thousands of Tibetans celebrate New Year festival
Dharamsala, Feb 16 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Tibetans assembled here in Himachal Pradesh on the first day of the sacred Losar New Year festival on Friday and offered prayers for peace.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Security at Indian airports is obtrusive, but necessary: AAI chief
Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) Security at Indian airports is obtrusive, but nothing much could be done about it in view of threats, Airports Authority of India chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Iranian President calls for unity among Muslims
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) In a rare gesture, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is a senior Shia cleric too, on Friday visited the historic Makkah Masjid, a Sunni mosque, to offer prayers and called for unity among Muslims across the world.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Why you can't get enough of your favourite songs
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) If you have played your favourite Kishore Kumar song or a Beatles classic umpteen times but do not know why you forget to press the stop button for some particular numbers, new research offers some clues.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
HAL invites private companies to manufacture Dhruv helicopters
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) In a bid to push the 'Make in India' initiative, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Friday invited private sector companies to manufacture the civil version of the indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Tinder's new feature to give more power to women
San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) In a bid to give more power to women on the platform, dating app Tinder is set to introduce a setting that makes it possible for women to only interact with the men they message first.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
We will get back to normal within six months: PNB chief
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Despite the huge blow of $1.8 billion fraud, India's second largest public sector bank is hopeful of coming out of the problem in the next six months, according to its top official.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chouhan assures relief to hailstorm-hit farmers
Sagar, Feb 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday announced relief of Rs 30,000 per hectare and an equal amount under the crop insurance scheme to farmers whose crops were damaged due to hailstorm earlier this week.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Flawless Tvesa wins 4th leg of Hero women's golf Tour
Pune, Feb 16 (IANS) Gurugrams 21-year-old golfer Tvesa Malik turned in the best card of the week to be a comfortable winner in the fourth leg of Heros womens Pro Tour here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Golf
Gitanjali Gems stocks plunge 20% on $1.8 bn scam, PNB slips 2%
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Following the $1.8 billion fraud detected by the Punjab National Bank (PNB), stocks of jewellery company Gitanjali Gems on Friday plunged almost 20 per cent -- hitting its lower circuit -- while PNB's shares closed over 2 per cent lower.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
ISL: Kerala aim to stay alive with win over NorthEast (Preview)
Guwahati, Feb 16 (IANS) Kerala Blasters will have their work cut out when they take on laggards NorthEast United in an Indian Super League match at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football,ISL
Wheat production to be 98 mn tonnes this year
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Total production of wheat this year is expected to be 98 million tonnes, which is as same as last year, a top official said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Rajnath lauds Delhi Police for nabbing long-wanted terrorist
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday appreciated the Delhi Police for nabbing Junaid, wanted in several terror cases but at large for over a decade, and also stressed the need for using the latest technology for crime detection.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SBI has no direct exposure to jeweller Nirav Modi: Chairman
Kochi, Feb 16 (IANS) The State Bank of India does not have any direct exposure to high profile fraud-accused jeweller Nirav Modi, but the public sector bank does have an "exposure" to the tune of $212 million by way of a Letter of Undertaking issued by the Punjab National Bank, said SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nerves, cameras can make all chefs uneasy: Chef Mark Olive
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Australian chef Mark Olive, a judge on the Australian reality show "The Chefs Line", says nervousness and the spotlight of the camera, can be a game-changer for contestants -- home cooks and professionals alike.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Meghna to do Bengali film after over a decade
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Meghna Naidu, whose last project in Bengali was the 2004 film "Coolie", is now shooting for the Bengali movie titled "Sitara".
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nirav Modi case: Independent valuation of seized articles begins
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) An independent valuation of the valuables seized during raids related to billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, estimated to be worth around Rs 5,100 crore, has been started by the Enforcement Directorate, sources said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Let societal taboos not triumph over your desires: Suhasi Dhami
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Suhasi Dhami, who essays a widow with a 15-year-old daughter in the ongoing TV show "Aap Ke Aa Jaane Se", says people must not let society's pressure hinder their personal relationships.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
London-educated techie held for duping lawyers, judges
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A 52-year-old M.Tech degree holder from London who is a murder convict has been arrested for duping over 20 senior lawyers, Rajasthan High Court judges and other administrative officers by posing as a Supreme Court additional registrar, police said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP MP Sanjay Singh gets Rs 5,000 crore defamation notice
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh has been slapped with a Rs 5,000 crore defamation notice for making "false, distorted and malicious insinuations" against the Reliance Group.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Tambor fired from 'Transparent' over sexual harassment claims
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Actor Jeffrey Tambor has been dropped from the Emmy-winning comedy drama "Transparent" after facing sexual harassment allegations.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala Catholic priest accused of rape surrenders
Vaikom (Kerala), Feb 16 (IANS) A Kerala Catholic priest against whom a Bangladeshi-born British passport holder had lodged a complaint of rape and robbery surrendered at a court near here on Friday, police said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Absconder Mehul Choksi in IT's gold probe since 2012 (IANS Exclusive)
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) One of the absconders in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, Mehul Choksi, was under the scanner of the Mumbai Income Tax Department (Investigation) in 2012 for alleged duty violations while importing huge quantities of gold and diamond items.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Padman to be tax-free in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Feb 16 (IANS) Hindi film "Padman" will be made tax-free in Rajasthan as it gives a social message, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje announced on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
CPIL moves SC seeking contempt proceedings against DoPT Secretary
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Secretary, Personnel & Training for appointing Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta as Special Public Prosecutor for 2G cases in defiance of apex court's earlier directions.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
T-Series to invest Rs 500 crore in films in 2018
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian music label and movie studio T-Series is investing Rs 500 crore in films in 2018, a statement said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Income Tax raids on Punjab ex-minister's corporate offices
Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) Income Tax officials on Friday conducted a raid on the corporate offices of various companies owned by the family of controversial former Punjab cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nirav Modi fraud: Jewellers apprehend impact on credit flow to industry
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Jewellery traders and exporters are apprehending that "ripple effects" of the $1.8 billion fraud involving billionaire diamond trader Nirav Modi's companies could make lenders more cautious and impact credit flow to the industry to some extent, officials said here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Protest against age limit reduction in Railway recruitment
Patna, Feb 16 (IANS) Hundreds of unemployed youths on Friday staged a protest in Bihar's Ara train station against reducing the age limit for recruitment in Indian Railways, police said.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP rejects charges as "propaganda", says centre looks at AP sympathetically
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The BJP on Friday rejected what it said was "propaganda" that the Centre has not given Andhra Pradesh the requisite assistance and said it has gone "way beyond" to fulfil all the obligations under Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act and will look at the state "sympathetically".
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Newcastle renews Paul Dummett's contract until 2022
London, Feb 16 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) club Newcastle United coach Rafael Benitez has announced the renewal of left-back Paul Dummett's contract.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Plunkett ruled out of England's T20I, ODI series
London, Feb 16 (IANS) England pacer Liam Plunkett was on Friday ruled out of the remainder of their Twenty20 tri-series against New Zealand and Australia with a hamstring injury.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
German journalist released from Turkish prison
Berlin, Feb 16 (IANS) A German-Turkish journalist, jailed in Turkey for a year on charges of espionage, has been released, German newspaper Die Welt, for which he works, said on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, Germany,Media,Politics
If leases auctioned, outsiders will 'exploit' Goa's mines: Former CM
Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) Congress lawmaker and former Goa Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane on Friday asked the state's BJP-led coalition government to file a review petition in the Supreme Court against its order cancelling 88 mining leases to ensure that they are not auctioned.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
DoT to unveil 5G roadmap by June: Telecom Secretary
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on Friday said the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will unveil the roadmap for 5G or fifth-generation by the end of June.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Rahul taunts PM with 'scamster escape formula'
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying "scamsters" Lalit Modi and Nirav Modi had a common "NaMo" link.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Williams F1 launches 2018 season car
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Williams Martini Racing revealed the first look of its 2018 Formula One challenger car, the Williams Mercedes FW41, at the team's season launch here.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Agreements between Madras Presidency, princely Mysore in public interest: SC
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday rejected Karnataka's contention that 1892 and 1924 agreements between British-ruled Madras Presidency and the princely state of Mysore could not have been the basis of a tribunal award as they were thrust on Mysore which could not bargain.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Industry chambers condemn $1.8 bn fraud, rap functioning of PSU banks
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Two days after the $1.8 billion fraud in Punjab National Bank (PNB) was disclose, industry chambers on Friday condemned the incident criticising the functioning of public sector banks.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC reduces Tamil Nadu's Cauvery water share
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In a setback to Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court on Friday reduced its share of the Cauvery river water to 177.25 thousand million cubic feet (TMC), down from 192 TMC allocated by a Tribunal in 2007.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
India elect to bowl in sixth ODI
Centurion, Feb 16 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and put South Africa in to bat in the sixth and final One-day International at the Supersport Park here on Friday.
2018-02-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
F1: Ravenol partners with Sahara Force India
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Sahara Force India on Friday announced a partnership with high-quality lubricants specialists Ravenol ahead of the 2018 Formula One season.
2018-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
SC refuses to stay 'Aiyaary' release
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the release of Hindi film "Aiyaary" starring Manoj Bajpayee and Sidharth Malhotra.
2018-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz