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Poland PM cancels Israel trip after Netanyahu's Holocaust comment
Warsaw, Feb 18 (IANS) Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has cancelled a trip to Israel following comments on the Holocaust by Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Poland,Diplomacy,Politics
Assad says Syrian constitution not for bargaining
Damascus, Feb 18 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday the Syrian constitution is not for bargaining.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Saudi Arabia signs deals worth $20 bn with Pakistan
Riyadh, Feb 18 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday signed with Pakistan eight agreements worth $20 billion, the media reported.
2019-02-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sit-in against withdrawal of Bengali film from theatres, Soumitra calls it fascist policy
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Film buffs and youth activists on Sunday joined a sit-in protest here against the withdrawal of director Anik Dutta's film "Bhobishyoter Bhoot" (Ghost of the Future) from almost all multiplexes and single screen theatres in West Bengal.
2019-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
May issues fresh plea to Conservative MPs to unite over Brexit
London, Feb 17 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May has issued a fresh plea to Conservative MPs to unite and deliver on Brexit, urging the ruling party to "move beyond what divides us" and sacrifice "personal preferences".
2019-02-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Modi lays foundation stone of Patna Metro Rail
Begusarai (Bihar), Feb 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendar Modi on Sunday laid the foundation of the much-awaited Patna Metro Rail through video conferencing from Begusarai in Bihar.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Politics
MNS demands that music labels pull down Pakistani artistes' works
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) T-Series has pulled down videos and stopped promotions of two songs by Pakistani artistes after a demand from the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) following the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Separatist leaders never asked for security: Hurriyat
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Reacting to the Jammu and Kashmir government's decision to withdraw security cover for five separatist leaders, the Hurriyat Conference said they had never sought security at the first place.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra key for BJP in LS polls
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Maharashtra, the electorally major states where the BJP had done exceedingly well in the 2014 elections, could hold the key to the party returning to power in the coming elections -- depending on its alliances or the rivals.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi arrives in Bihar to launch projects
Begusarai (Bihar), Feb 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here in Bihar on Sunday to lay the foundation stones of various development projects.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Rajinikanth won't contest Lok Sabha polls
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid speculation whether he will take the plunge or not, superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday announced that he will not contest the coming Lok Sabha elections nor will he support any political party.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
US aid lands in Colombia to deliver supplies to Venezuela
Bogota, Feb 17 (IANS) A second wave of US aid landed at the Colombian-Venezuelan border in an effort to deliver supplies to Caracas amid the country's ongoing humanitarian crisis.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Colombia,Diplomacy,Politics
In MP, Congress begins selection of LS candidates
Bhopal, Feb 17 (IANS) Coming back to power after 15 years, the Congress in Madhya Pradesh is eyeing a repeat of a similar performance in the state in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections for which it is leaving no stones unturned.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Nigeria orders re-opening of borders after election postponement
Abuja, Feb 17 (IANS) The Nigerian government has ordered the re-opening of all the nation's borders following the postponement of the presidential and national assembly elections.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics
Trump's UN ambassador pick withdraws from consideration
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Heather Nauert, the incumbent spokeswoman for the US State Department and also President Donald Trump's pick to be the country's new UN ambassador, withdrew from consideration.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump meets US trade delegation after Beijing talks
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he met the team of US negotiators who had travelled last week to Beijing for a new round of trade negotiations with China.
2019-02-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Putin, Macron agree to continue coordination on Syrian peace process
Moscow, Feb 17 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have agreed during a telephonic conversation to continue coordination of the two countries to facilitate the peace settlement in Syria, the Kremlin said.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
Trinamool, Left, BJP take out rallies in Kolkata to protest Pulwama attack
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Saturday organised a candle march led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here to protest against the terror attack on a paramilitary convoy in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 49 troopers while the opposition Left Front and the BJP also hit the streets.
2019-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Terrorism
Sea of humanity bids farewell to slain CRPF jawan in Bengal
Kolkata/Bauria, Feb 16 (IANS) Emotion, anger and wailing by near and dear ones created heart-touching scenes as CRPF head constable Bablu Santra was on Saturday brought home, lifeless, two weeks before a scheduled leave he had applied for to spend time with his family.
2019-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Terrorism
AAP, BJP trade charges over voter list, calls continue
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Earlier this week, a 29-year-old professional received a call from someone claiming to be from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), telling him that his name has been deleted from the voters' list and that the party will help him get re-enrolled. Soon after the call, he checked online and found his name intact in the voters' list.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Kashmiri students turned out of PG accommodations in Haryana after Pulwama attack
Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) Over 100 Kashmiri students, including girls, have been turned out of their paying guest (PG) accommodations in Mullana village in Haryana's Ambala district, forcing them to seek refuge with the authorities of a private deemed university where they are studying.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Politics,Terrorism
'Bharat ke Veer' website getting slow due to tremendous response from public: Rajnath
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday that due to tremendous response from the people to contribute voluntarily to the "Bharat ke Veer" trust to support the families of the CRPF troopers killed in Pulwama, its website was "getting slow."
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Congress Working Committee to meet in Ahmedabad on Feb 28
Ahmedabad, Feb 16 (IANS) A meeting of the Congress Working Committee, the party's highest decision making body, will take place in Ahmedabad on February 28.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Telangana make bus travel free for kidney patients
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Kidney patients in Telangana will now be eligible for free travel in the buses of state-owned Telangana State Road Development Corporation (TSRTC).
2019-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pulwama attack an assault on India's sovereignty: BJP
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Saturday described the Pulwama terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir as an attack on the country's sovereignty and said Pakistan will never succeed in its nefarious design.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Delhi Congress holds candle light vigil for slain CRPF troopers
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Delhi Congress here on Saturday organised candle light marches in all the 280 blocks of the national capital to pay homage to the 49 CRPF troopers killed in the Pulwama terror strike and urged the Centre to give a befitting reply to those behind the attack.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Karachi school loses registration as students sing Indian songs
Karachi, Feb 16 (IANS) A school in Karachi lost its registration after a video of its children singing Indian songs with the tricolour in the background at a function went viral.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Experts split on checking water flow to Pakistan
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Amidst calls for acting tough in the wake of the terror attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama on Thursday, experts bat for "stopping" water to Pakistan from the west and east flowing rivers, like Indus and Beas. However, others doubt possibility of such an action.
2019-02-16
Category: International, India,National,Politics
Andhra announces Rs 5 lakh each to kin of Pulwama martyrs
Amaravati, Feb 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday announced financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of CRPF jawans martyred in Thursday's terrorist attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Government has zero tolerance over terrorism, security forces given free hand: Rajnath
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the government has "zero tolerance" towards terrorism and the security forces have been given a free hand to deal with terror groups.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
All options under study: Imran's advisor on India's MFN move
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Pakistan will consider all available options to retaliate for the Indian governments decision to withdraw the Most Favo­ured Nation (MFN) status, Prime Minister Imran Khan's Advisor on Commerce Razak Dawood has said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Opposition unity: Friends at Centre, 'frenemies' in states
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Notwithstanding the bonhomie of the opposition parties and talk of a pre-poll grand alliance gaining ground, it appears unlikely the Congress will be able to forge tie-ups with the ruling parties in non-BJP states particularly West Bengal, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala in the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN CM announces government jobs for kin of slain CRPF troopers
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday announced that government jobs will be given to one family member each of the two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers - G. Subramanian and C.Sivachandran - who died in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
All parties stand united, pass resolution condemning Pulwama attack
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The all-party meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Parliament on Saturday passed a resolution condemning the February 14 Pulwama attack that has till now claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
What's the hitch in Congress leading post-poll coalition opposite BJP? (Comment)
The ghastly news from Kashmir did cast a shadow, otherwise Lucknow has had a festive February. The first week was filled with the five-day annual Sanatkada jamboree with fabled Baradari as the festooned focal point. While the mood still lingered, the city found itself riveted on Priyanka Gandhi's roadshow with her brother and Congress President Rahul Gandhi in tow.
2019-02-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Agra markets observe shutdown in protest against J&K terror attack
Agra, Feb 16 (IANS) Several shops and business establishments in Uttar Pradesh's Agra city downed their shutters on Saturday morning to protest the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district that left 49 troopers dead.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Terrorism
Nigerian presidential polls postponed to Feb. 23
Abuja, Feb 16 (IANS) In the wake of a massacre that claimed 66 lives on the eve of the country's presidential election on Saturday, the national polling body announced the poll have been postponed until February 23 as scheduled voting was not "feasible".
2019-02-16
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Theresa May prepares for fresh talks with EU leaders
London, Feb 16 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May is to return to Brussels within days to meet European Union (EU) officials in a bid to rescue her Brexit deal.
2019-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Italy to end up like Venezuela if it exits euro: Antonio Tajani
Brussels, Feb 16 (IANS/AKI) Italy will spiral into a deep social and economic crisis like Venezuela's if it leaves the single currency, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has warned.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Politics
European elections 'to change EU': Salvini
Rome, Feb 16 (IANS/AKI) The European Parliament elections in May will "change" the European Union, Italy's Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has said.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Italy,Politics
India says Pakistan's links with Pulwama attack clear for all to see
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) India has rejected Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua's claims denying her country's links to the Pulwama terror attack, saying that JeM, which claimed responsibility for the attack on Thursday, is based in Pakistan, and the "links are clear and evident and for all to see".
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Pakistan foreign secretary meets P-5 envoys, rejects India's allegations on Kashmir attack
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has met the envoys of P-5 nations and rejected India's allegations of Islamabad's involvement in the terror attack on a paramilitary convoy in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-02-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Karnataka MP protests China's support to terrorist Masood
Bengaluru, Feb 15 (IANS) Condemning the deadly terror attack on CRPF troopers in Kashmir, Karnataka BJP's Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Friday protested China's backing to dreaded Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) head Masood Azar.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Terrorism
Uneasy calm in Kerala Congress (Mani) as senior party leader ducks crucial meeting
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 15 (IANS) Things appear to be in a flux in the Kerala Congress ( Mani) - third biggest ally in the Congress-led United Democratic Front -- as one of its tallest leaders P.J. Joseph, who is also working chairman of the party, was absent in the concluding programme of the statewide yatra of his party held here on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Mamata demands three-day mourning, criticises Modi for flagging-off train
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday demanded that the Centre should declare a three-day mourning for the slain CRPF troopers in the Pulwama terror strike, and criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for flagging off the Vande Bharat Express in the aftermath of the tragic incident.
2019-02-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Terrorism
Foreign Secretary meets P-5 envoys, underlines Pakistan's role in Pulwama attack
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India on Friday started the process to isolate Pakistan internationally in the wake of Pulwama attack with
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Government convenes all-party meet on Pulwama terror attack
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Union government has called an all-party meeting on Saturday in the wake of Thursday's terror attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
PM, Rahul pay homage to slain CRPF troopers
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid homage to 40 CRPF troopers killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday and laid wreaths on their mortal remains.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Intelligence warning of IED attack sent to CRPF, other security agencies last week
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Kashmir Police on February 8 had sent an intelligence input to the CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, Army and the Air Force warning of a possible IED attack, according to a letter written by the state police Inspector General.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Omar, Mehbooba condemn killing of CRPF personnel, blast PMO
Jammu, Feb 14 (IANS) The terror attack in which 43 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir has been condemned by two former Chief Ministers, while the Jammu traders' body called for a shutdown on Friday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism