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Ayushmann Khurrana strives for perfection: Rochak Kohli
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Music composer Rochak Kohli, who is known for his collaboration with singer-actor Ayushmann Khurrana, praised him saying he strives for perfection.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Niti Aayog delegation visits Saudi Arabia, Invest India grid launched
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Invest India Grid was launched in Saudi Arabia during the visit of Niti Aayog delegation with 40 opportunities of investment, trade and business also identified during the visit.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
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
Vidarbha, the new powerhouse of domestic cricket
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Mumbai, Delhi, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are the teams which have always dominated the domestic cricket circuit. However, Vidarbha -- one of the lower rated teams not too long ago -- has changed people's assumptions and has done the unexpected.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Imran's 'peace' push turns into bloody push
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) From telephoning Kashmiri separatists directly to raising the issue of alleged human rights violations with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's so-called peace rush has quickly turned into a bloody push.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Technology in Cricket: 'To be or not to be, is the question' (Column: Close-in)
The introduction of technology into cricket has not been a smooth one. The phrase "to err is human" was precisely why cricketers and cricket administrators around the world felt that with modern technology, the chances of a human error will be adequately solved. Furthermore, the introduction of stump mics, spider cams, DRS, snickometers will bring about transparency and excitement to the television viewers, who are growing in millions.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Cold, misty Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) It was a cold, misty morning in Delhi on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 10.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, with 'poor' air quality.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Net SIP growth falls 61% in April-December
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Growth of Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) in the country's mutual fund industry fell 61 per cent in the first nine months of the current fiscal, following a year of negative returns and the growing uncertainty due to the upcoming elections.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vande Bharat Express begins first commercial run
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The indigenously built, high-speed Vande Bharat Express began its first commercial run from here on Sunday as per schedule, a day after it suffered a break down while on its way to Delhi from Varanasi.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Can Artificial Intelligence take away your job? Probably not (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) If the buzz around Artificial Intelligence (AI) has left you nervous that it would soon take away your job and the technology works better than your brain, you are probably mistaken.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Human Interest/Society
How tech giants are safeguarding your data at their mammoth facilities (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) With the dramatic rise in Internet fraud and data breaches in the past couple of years amid nation-state actors now threatening critical and sensitive government data, it has become crucial for the tech companies to put in place top-of-the-line measures to stay ahead of hackers.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Defence/Security
How art is reforming prisoners, giving them second chance at life (IANS Special Series)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) One often thinks of Indian prisons as dingy, cramped cells with their mean and often dehumanised inmates waiting for redemption. So it comes as a surprise when a group of prisoners takes to stage and gets applauded for performing a play written by Rabindranath Tagore or when paintings made by inmates are appreciated by art connoisseurs and get sold at art exhibitions for thousands of rupees.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Human Interest/Society,IANS Special Series,Art/Culture/Books
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
'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
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
Housing finance: An opportunity in a storm (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
The recent NBFC (Non-Banking Financial Company) crisis in India has brought to the fore the funding and low equity capitalisation issues, especially of the housing finance company (HFC) sector. The problems are serious, and therefore the regulators and NBFCs have rightly themselves sprung into action to alleviate the situation.
2019-02-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
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
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
88 smartphone brands fight for mere 0.3% market share in India (Tech Trend)
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) While the top five smartphone brands currently enjoy a market share exceeding 75 per cent in India, whatever is left is now being shared by over 88 smartphone brands -- leaving a mere 0.3 per cent market share for each player.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
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
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
Low night temperature averted building collapse: Crime Branch on Arpit Palace fire
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The massive fire at Hotel Arpit Palace, which killed 17 people on Tuesday morning, could have turned into a major disaster if the LPG cylinders stored on the top floor had exploded, causing the hotel to collapse and damaging surrounding buildings. However, the winter chill helped in keeping the temperature near the cylinders low, thus stopping them from blasting, said a Crime Branch official on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Finance Commission discusses impact of power reforms on states
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Fifteenth Finance Commission on Friday discussed the impact of the power sector reforms on state finances in a meeting with the Ministry of Power.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NIA collects samples from blast scene in J&K
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A day after 49 CRPF troopers were killed in a terror strike in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday collected materials required for forensic evaluation from the blast site, officials said.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Industry urges Centre to act to reverse fall in export credit, delays in tax refund
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Representatives of industry and exporters on Friday voiced concerns with the government, including the sharp fall in export credit, delay in the refund of input tax credit (ITC) and withdrawal of GSP benefits by the US, at a meeting here of the Board of Trade chaired by Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu, an official statement said.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
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 working on interoperable Wi-Fi ecosystem: Sundararajan
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on Friday said the government, along with telecom operators and the telecom regulator, is working on the deployment of an interoperable Wi-Fi ecosystem.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India's exports in Jan up 4%, trade deficit widens to $14.73 billion
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India's merchandise exports grew 3.74 per cent on a year-on-year basis in January to $26.36 billion, from $25.41 billion reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
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
AIIMS, ICMR launch tool to record cleft lip patients' data
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) 'IndiCleft,' a web-based tool that helps record data of patients suffering from cleft lip or cleft palate, both online and offline, was launched by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) here on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Government working on 0% import duty on cashew kernel: Prabhu
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) As a measure of support for India's cashew industry, the government is working on eliminating the import duty on cashew kernel, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CCS to meet on Friday morning, to discuss security situation in J&K
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Security will meet on Friday morning to discuss the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack that killed at least 43 troopers and left the security establishment stunned.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India resolves to fight terror after Pakistan-backed JeM attack in J&K
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) India, while condemning in the strongest terms the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday perpetrated by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) that claimed the lives of over 40 CRPF troopers, said it is determined to fight the menace of terrorism.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Most firms in India lack adequate cyber security: Report
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Cyber security operations at most companies in India are inadequate and do not meet the security needs, a report by Ernst & Young said, here on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India, US CEOs to set up working groups on financial services, healthcare, defence
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The India-US CEOs Forum on Thursday decided to set up working groups on financial services, healthcare and defence to suggest measures to accelerate trade and investment between the two countries.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
HC triples meat exporter Qureshi's security amount for UAE, Pakistan trip
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday increased, to Rs 6 crore, the security amount which has to be deposited by meat exporter and alleged hawala dealer Moin Akhtar Qureshi for travelling to the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
CWC to meet in Ahmedabad on Feb 26
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC), the partys highest decision-making body will meet on February 26 in Prime Minister Narendra Modis home state Gujarat to chalk out and finalise the roadmap for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Deepak Talwar send to judicial custody in PMLA case
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday sent corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar to 14 days judicial custody in a money laundering case.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
GST relief for realty sector coming: Goyal
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said the government is considering giving relief to the real estate sector and the next GST Council meeting could take some steps to address their issues even as he asked the banks to meet the realty sector on stalled projects in two weeks.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Need to exercise freedom with responsibility, says Sadhguru in new book
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Everybody should understand the fundamentals of a republic, and when all of us are allowed to say and do what we want, we should exercise that freedom with responsibility, says revered yogi and mystic Sadhguru.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Fin Min on course to meet NPA recovery target
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Finance Ministry is on course to meeting the NPA recovery target of Rs 1.8 lakh crore by March 31, 2019 with the recoveries already touching Rs 1.08 lakh crore and many big-ticket default cases reaching resolution.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Political leaders greet Sushma Swaraj on her 67th birthday
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Leaders across political parties wished External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on her 67th birthday and prayed for her long life and good health.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AgustaWestland: Saxena gets interim bail till Feb 22
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday granted interim bail to Dubai-based businessman Rajiv Saxena till February 22 in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Exhibition to celebrate Raza's plural vision of art
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) In line with late master painter S.H. Raza's vision of plural art, a group exhibition by 21 artists will celebrate individual voices of art, expressed on canvas.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Lack of safety measures led to Arpit hotel fire: Crime Branch
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) No panic alarm, inflammable temporary structures and an unauthorized kitchen in the basement -- these were the many irregularities found by the Crime Branch at Arpit Palace Hotel, a day after a massive fire swept through it in the early hours, killing 17 people and injuring eight in the national capital.
2019-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Opposition decides to have pre-poll alliance, common minimum programme for LS polls
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) In a significant development, major national parties on Thursday decided to have a pre-poll pact and a common minimum programme (CMP) to defeat the BJP in the coming Lok Sabha polls even as Congress appeared to keep its options open about tying up with Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and the AAP in Delhi.
2019-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics