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Two-minute silence observed for Pulwama martyrs at Marshmello's show
Pune, Feb 18 (IANS) Before making his fans dance to his foot-tapping numbers here, American electronic music producer and DJ Marshmello observed two-minute silence for the 49 CRPF troopers who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
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
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
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
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
Three Rohingya Muslims detained in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) Three Rohingya Muslims were detained by the Government Railway Police (GRP) at Lumding town in Central Assam's Hojai district on Sunday morning.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
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
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
Security cover of 5 J&K separatist leaders withdrawn
Jammu, Feb 17 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir authorities on Sunday decided to withdraw the security cover of five separatist leaders, including Mirwaiz Umer Farooq.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
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
Rupee weakened against $ in choppy weekly trade
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) In a choppy week's trade, the Indian currency weakened against the US dollar to close above the 71 a dollar mark on Friday, owing to a sharp rise in crude oil prices, turmoil in the equity markets and uncertainty around the US-China trade relations.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
3 dead, 50 injured as bus falls into drain in Jabalpur
Jabalpur, Feb 17 (IANS) Three people were killed and 50 injured when a passenger bus fell into a drain here early on Sunday morning.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
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
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
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
Temperatures below freezing point in Himachal
Shimla, Feb 17 (IANS) After three days of widespread rain and snow, people in Himachal Pradesh woke up to a bright and sunny Sunday morning, but temperatures remained below the freezing point, an official said here.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
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
Guwahati teacher suspended over Facebook post on Pulwama attack
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) A college teacher was suspended here for a Facebook post over the February 14 suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama that claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Curfew continues in Jammu
Jammu, Feb 17 (IANS) A curfew in Jammu continued for a third consecutive day on Sunday with the authorities saying that it will remain in force until the law and order situation improves in the city.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
It should not be forgiven and forgotten: Vicky Kaushal on Pulwama attack
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal has condemned the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which at least 49 CRPF troopers lost their lives. The actor described the episode as "sad".
2019-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security,Terrorism
I suffered as an actress due to my public image: Neena Gupta
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) National Award winning actress Neena Gupta says she got stereotyped and was offered only negative roles in the early days of her career due to her public image and personal life.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Karnataka's slain CRPF trooper laid to rest with full honours
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) The last rites of a CRPF trooper from Karnataka, killed in the Pulwama attack, were held on Saturday at his native village in Mandya district with full honours as thousands bid tearful adieu.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
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
Terrorism must be countered at global and regional levels: Bangladesh Minister
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Bangladesh Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Saturday condemned the terror attack on a paramilitary convoy in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 49 troopers and said terrorism has to be countered globally and regionally.
2019-02-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
24 automotive beauties set to adorn heritage city lanes on Monday
Gandhinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) To promote heritage tourism, the Grand Heritage Drive 2019 will be launched in Ahmedabad on Monday, displaying the vintage and classic collections of automobiles in the country.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Competitions important for growth, says DJ Skip
Pune, Feb 16 (IANS) DJ Skip has represented India at various world DJ championships. He has been in the industry for a while, but doesn't shy away from participating in competitions as he feels they help in improving skills.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Two slain CRPF troopers laid to rest in TN with full honours
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Amid teary eyes and emotional scenes, the two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) bravehearts from Tamil Nadu, killed in the Pulwama terror attack, were on Saturday laid to rest their native places with full government honours.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,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
Himachal student held for comments on social media on Pulwama attack
Shimla, Feb 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Police on Saturday arrested an engineering undergraduate student of a private university for positing comments in favour of the Pulwama terror attack that left 49 CRPF troopers dead, police said.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Kashmir,Terrorism
Badminton nationals: Railways want champions AAI disqualified
Guwahati, Feb 16 (IANS) The Senior National Badminton Championship here on Saturday got embroiled in a controversy as runners-up Railways alleged that newly crowned champions Airport Authority of India (AAI) have fielded "ineligible" players and appealed for their disqualification.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Badminton
I-League: Gokulam share spoils with Arrows
Kozhikode, Feb 16 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC extended their winless run to three months, sharing spoils in a 1-1 draw against the Indian Arrows in an I-League return leg fixture at the EMS Corporation Stadium, here on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
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
Film reviews helped me gain visibility: Raj Kumar Gupta
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Director Raj Kumar Gupta of "No One Killed Jessica" fame says reviews by critics helped him gain visibility and reach out to his target audience.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Telangana Police's face recognition tool reunites missing girl with family
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Telangana Police's face recognition tool 'Darpan' has reunited a seven-year-old missing girl with her parents after two years.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
'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
ISL: Pune deliver Jamshedpur's chances a hammer blow
Jamshedpur, Feb 16 (IANS) A clinical display by FC Pune City saw them run out 4-1 victors over Jamshedpur FC in an Indian Super League clash at the JRD Tata Sports Complex, here on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football
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
Saina beats Sindhu to claim national title
Guwahati, Feb 16 (IANS) Saina Nehwal won the women's singles category of the 83rd national badminton championship by defeating PV Sindhu in straight games at the TRP Indoor stadium here on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Badminton
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