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Three American tourists lost in Uttarakhand forests rescued
Dehra Dun, Feb 23 (IANS) Three American tourists, who were lost in the forests of the Rajaji National Park near here after an impulsive decision to see it, were rescued by the police on Sunday after an over seven-hour-long search operation, police said.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Environment/Wildlife
Anandiben Patel, Yogi to receive Trump at Agra airport
Agra, Feb 23 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will receive US President and his family at the Agra airport on their arrival from Ahmedabad, officials said on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Ahmedabad's 'Namaste Trump' mood attracted outsiders too
Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Feb 23 (IANS) Photoops were visible whole day at the front gate of Motera cricket stadium where preparations were on full swing on Sunday to host US President Donal Trump on Monday at 'Namaste Trump' mega event. But, it was a historic moment for Aurangabad resident Nitesh Gupta who delayed his skin treatment only to be part of it.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,National
Venice Carnival ended, lockdown in Italy as Covid-19 spreads
Rome, Feb 23 (IANS) The Venice Carnival was ordered shut on Sunday, two days ahead of schedule, and a lockdown imposed in party northern Italy, as authorities scramble to control the country's coronavirus outbreak, which is so far Europe's worst, reports said.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Italy,National
India suspends medical items' exports as China delays nod on special flight
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India has suspended exports of some medical items, which are in huge demand in China for the prevention of the COVID-19 infection.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
'Non-provisioning for AGR dues by telcos led to today's crisis'
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) One of the reasons why telcos are under severe financial stress over meeting AGR dues is that they never made annual provisions towards this contingent liability, like the way banks provide for NPAs against loans stuck in NCLT cases, to act as a buffer, official sources said.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ISL: Odisha, Kerala Blasters share points and 8 goals
Bhubaneshwar, Feb 23 (IANS) Odisha FC and Kerala Blasters played an entertaining 4-4 draw at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
SA vs AUS 2nd T20I: SA level series with 6-wicket win
Port Elizabeth (South Africa), Feb 23 (IANS) South Africa levelled their three-match T20I series against Australia with 12-run win in the second match in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. Captain Quinton de Kock smashed 70 off 47 balls while Lungi Ngidi took three wickets as the Proteas levelled the series 1-1.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
Trump on way to India with great expectations
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) President Donald Trump left for India on Sunday with great expectations of a record reception.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United States,National
Why most young women are stressed about their sex lives
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) More than half of young women in Australia experience some form of sexually-related personal distress -- feeling guilty, embarrassed, stressed or unhappy about their sex lives.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
J&K police arrests a woman drug peddler
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) The J&K Police, in its recent action against drug dealings in Ganderbal, have arrested a woman drug peddler and recovered contraband substance and cash from her possession.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: East Bengal record comeback victory over TRAU FC
Imphal, Feb 23 (IANS) East Bengal registered an emphatic 4-2 comeback win over hosts TRAU FC at the Khuman Lumpak Stadium Imphal on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football
Melania Trump's school visit not a political event: US
New Delhi/Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) The US on Sunday said that the political controversy around First Lady Melania Trump visiting a Delhi school was baseless.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Women Police Station inaugurated in Doda
Jammu, Feb 23 (IANS) Members of Women Empowerment Centre, Doda -- Umera and Sania -- inaugurated the Women Police Station here on Sunday in the presence of Director General of Police Dilbag Singh.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Flag marches at Maujpur after pro, anti-CAA groups clash
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Tension prevailed on Sunday at Maujpur area of north-east Delhi after clashes between pro and anti-CAA groups following which police conducted flag marches to bring the situation under control.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Women's T20 WC: SA beat England by six wickets
Perth, Feb 23 (IANS) South Africa beat England by six wickets in a thriller to make a good start to their 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup campaign. Migon Du Preez, who became the first South African woman to play 100 T20Is in this match, held her nerves to hit a six and a four in the third and fourth ball of the last over of the match to see her team through.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Trump to spend 15 minute in 'Hriday Kunj', no red carpet welcome
Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Feb 23 (IANS) In his maiden visit to India, US President Donald Trump will spend his first 15 minutes at "Hriday Kunj", where Mahatma Gandhi stayed for 13 years and also took the famous pledge at the beginning of Dandi March.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,National
Nushrat Bharucha: 'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety' changed things for me
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) "Sony Ke Titu Ki Sweety" on Sunday completed two years since its release, and the film's lead actress Nushrat Bharucha is grateful to the audience for making the film a Rs 100-crore grosser.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shia cleric denies role in Chandrashekhar Azad's Bharat Bandh
Lucknow, Feb 23 (IANS) Shia Muslim body 'Majlis-e-Ulama-e-Hind', has refuted reports that its General Secretary Maulana Kalbe Jawad Naqvi had any role in the Bharat Bandh call given by Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad for Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
NCLT approves Adani Group's bid for Delhi's Aditya Estates
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The National Company Law Tribunal's (NCLT) principal bench has approved the Adani Group's acquisition bid for the Delhi-based Aditya Estates Pvt Ltd.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Garment exports ready to capture larger market share: AEPC
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Though Indias readymade garment exports showed a marginal increase in April 2019-January 2020 period, apparel exporters are confident of capturing a larger market share due to the renewed enthusiastic support of the government, the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) said in a statement on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
4 drug peddlers arrested in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Jammu & Kashmir Police have arrested four drug peddlers in two separate instances in south Kashmir's Kulgam district and recovered a huge quantity of contraband from them.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CAIT reaches out to Trump against e-commerce majors
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Sunday sent a memorandum to US President Donald Trump asking him to advise e-commerce majors to carry out their operations in India in line with the rules and laws.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ansal, Ira win at badminton Senior Ranking Tournament
Bareilly, Feb 23 (IANS) Continuing his good show from the just-concluded Premier Badminton League, Ansal Yadav soared won the mens singles title while seventh seed Ira Sharma caused an upset to emerge the womens singles champion at the All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament 2020 here in Bareilly on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Underworld don Ravi Pujari extradited to India from South Africa
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Dreaded underworld don Ravi Pujari, operating from overseas, has been extradited to India from South Africa where he was arrested.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hardliners set to win Iran parliamentary elections
Tehran, Feb 23 (IANS) Hardliners are set to win Iran's parliamentary election, where voting - only 42.6 per cent - was the lowest turnout since the 1979 revolution, reports said on Sunday.1
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
First ever Winter Games commence at Kishtwar in J&K
Kishtwar, Feb 23 (IANS) The first ever Winter Games in Kishtwar district of J&K organised by Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council commenced at village Singhpora Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Other Sports
Turkey hasn't honoured Sochi agreement on Syria: Kremlin
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS) Turkey has yet to fulfill its obligations under a 2018 agreement regarding Syria's last rebel stronghold of Idlib, the Kremlin said on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Former Congress J&K lawmaker resigns from party
Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir), Feb 23 (IANS) Congress' former Jammu and Kashmir legislator Usman Majeed on Sunday resigned from the party.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Sovereign bonds issue remains a non-starter after 7 months
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Seven months after the announcement, the sovereign bonds issue announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman remain a non-starter.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Anti-CAA protest turns violent in Aligarh
Aligarh, Feb 23 (IANS) The protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) turned violent on Sunday evening after the women sitting on protest were asked to move from there.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Asian Wrestling C'ships: Jitender wins silver on final day
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Jitender Kumar on Sunday won silver in the 74kg category on the final day of the Asian Wrestling Championships at the KD Jadhav Wrestling Hall while Rahul Aware (61kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) won bronze. Jitender was beaten 3-1 in the final by Kazakh defending champion and World Championships bronze medallist Daniyar Kaisanov.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Kashmir schools to reopen on Monday
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Schools in Kashmir are all set to reopen on Monday after the winter break.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education
Sarpanchs, govt teachers crowd managers for 'Namaste Trump'
Ahmedabad, Feb 23 (IANS) The massive crowd turnout expectations of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "Namaste Trump" event here on Monday will be in the hands of Sarpanchs and government school teachers whom Gujarat government has assigned the key responsibility.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,National
CPKA to design township of HPCL Rajasthan Refinery
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) CP Kukreja Architects (CPKA) is set to design the township at Barmer in Rajasthan for the HPCL Rajasthan Refinery, a joint venture company between state-run Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) and the Rajasthan government.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tharoor renews pitch for fresh elections in Congress
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday renewed his pitch for fresh election for the party organisation (CWC) and the presidential post.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ahead of Trump visit, Congress raises US-Taliban deal issue
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Ahead of US President Donald Trump's arrival in India, the opposition has raised the issue of the Afghan Taliban's deal with the US and India's energy security, with the the Congress saying that India's national interest issues must be raised with Trump as also solved amicably.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Swara Bhasker trolled for her 'I was 15-year-old in 2010' remark
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhasker has been once again trolled on the social media after getting her age wrong at an event.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Probe into Hindu leader's Rs 10-lakh reward for killing Amulya
Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) A pro-Hindu outfit leader is under the scanner for allegedly offering a Rs 10-lakh reward to anyone killing Bengaluru student activist Amulya Leona, jailed for shouting pro-Pakistan slogans at an anti-CAA rally here on Thursday, police said on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
FM apprises G-20 on steps taken to boost Indian bond market
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday apprised the G-20 countries on the steps taken in the Union Budget to open up India's bond market.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
CAIT may challenge stay on CCI probe against Amazon, Flipkart
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Following the Karnataka High Court ordering a stay on the anti-trust probe against e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) is likely to file a petition challenging the stay in the Supreme Court in the coming week.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rs 2L award to 9th Std TN student to visit NASA
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday announced a cash award of Rs 2 lakh to V. Abhinaya, a ninth standard student selected to visit the US space agency NASA and also attend a space seminar there.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education
India 24th country to be visited by Trump
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India is the 24th country that US President Donald Trump will be visiting since he assumed office three years ago.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Flag marches at Maujpur after pro, anti-CAA groups clashes
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The police have brought the situation under control in Maujpur and are conducting flag marches to ensure that the situation remains peaceful. The area saw tension flare up following clashes between pro and anti-CAA groups on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
I'm honoured to return to India: Ivanka Trump
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Ivanka Trump, daughter and advisor to US President Donald Trump, on Sunday hailed the "grand friendship between the world's two largest democracies".
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Minorities more secure in India: Vice President
Hyderabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Secularism is in the blood and veins of every Indian and minorities are more secure in India than any other country, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
3 kids burnt to death in Odisha, CM announces ex-gratia
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Three children were burnt to death and another suffered extensive burns when a heap of straw caught fire in a village in Odisha's Ganjam district on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Have to give our bowlers a good target to defend: Krishnamurthy
Perth, Feb 23 (IANS) India need to be measured and avoid complacency in their match against Bangladesh in the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup, according to batter Veda Krishnamurthy. India took a big step in their quest to progress to the knockouts when their superior bowling effort led by spinner Poonam Yadav helped them beat defending champions Australia by 17 runs.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Indo-Russian AI coop will reach level of strategic sectors soon'
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS) Finnish-Russian digital solutions provider Zyfra said on Sunday that there are good prospects of cooperation in the field of industrial artificial intelligence (AI) that would take innovation, in some years, to the same level of cooperation seen in strategic sectors like defence and nuclear energy.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Business/Economy,Technology
In gold-rich Sonbhadra, 269 villages afflicted by fluorosis
Sonbhadra, Feb 23 (IANS) Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh was in news for gold reserves, but about 10,000 villagers of 269 villages here have become disabled due to fluorosis reportedly caused by air and water pollution.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Ranji QFs: Gujarat through to semis, Saurashtra get close
Valsad (Gujarat), Feb 23 (IANS) Gujarat beat Goa and became the first team to reach Ranji Trophy 2019-20 semifinals, while Saurashtra moved closer to seal a place in the final four as the fourth day of the quarterfinal came to an end.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Veerappan's daughter joins BJP in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) Slain sandalwood and ivory smuggler Veerappan's daughter Vidya Rani has joined BJP in Tamil Nadu.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Congress galvanising Bihar leaders for anti-CAA Patna rally (IANS Special)
Patna, Feb 23 (IANS) The Congress is riding high on the popularity of student leader Kanhaiya Kumar who is leading the anti-CAA protest in Bihar which started from Champaran on January 30. Party secretary Shakil Khan, who is also a former JNU Student Union President, is also with Kanhaiya Kumar in this movement which will end up with a massive rally in Gandhi Maidan here on February 27.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Bihar,National
Punjab CM conferred with 'Adarsh Mukhya Mantri Puraskar'
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Bhartiya Chhatra Sansad (BCS) on Sunday conferred the prestigious 'Adarsh Mukhya Mantri Puraskar' (Ideal Chief Minister Award) on Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for his initiatives to ensure good governance and holistic development in the state.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League: Real Kashmir to host Indian Arrows in Srinagar
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Real Kashmir will be playing host to All India Football Federations (AIFF) developmental side Indian Arrows at the TRC Turf Ground in Srinagar on Monday, February 24.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Football
FinMin, DoT, Niti Aayog discuss options for relief to telcos
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With limited choices to balance the SC verdict and saving the telecom sector, officials of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), the Finance Ministry and Niti Aayog on Sunday held a preliminary meeting to discuss relief measures for telecom industry, which is struggling amidst huge AGR dues, and listed some possible options.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Trump, Melania to visit Sabarmati Ashram on 22-km roadshow
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit Sabarmati Ashram, the house from where Mahatama Gandhi led his salt 'Satyagraha', 90 years ago. The entire roadshow for the mega event will now be 22 kms long.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
B'desh vs Zim ODIs: Mashrafe returns as captain
Dhaka, Feb 23 (IANS) Mashrafe Mortaza returns as captain of the Bangladesh ODI squad while two debutants will feature in their first two ODIs against Zimbabwe. Mohammad Naim and Afif Hossain have been included in the 15-man squad that was announced by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Coronavirus China's biggest health emergency: Xi
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) President Xi Jinping has said that the coronavirus epidemic that has killed over 2,400 people is China's "biggest public health emergency".
2020-02-23
Category: International, China,National
Justice Chandrachud lauds President's vast experience in law
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Supreme Court's Justice D.Y. Chandrachud on Sunday praised President Ram Nath Kovind for his vast experience in matters of law and statecraft.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Abhinav guides Madras University into Round 2 of KIUG tennis
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Fresh from his big break in the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger, Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam helped University of Madras romp past Manipur University in the opening round of the Khelo India University Games here on Saturday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Tennis
3rd party policies make compensation easy post 1st point attack
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Nearly three-quarters, around 71 per cent, of enterprises which have specific data usage guidelines for partners and subcontractors received compensation after an incident that affected suppliers they share information with, says a new report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Realme X50 Pro 5G to come with Snapdragon 865 SoC
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme is all set to launch its new smartphone 'X50 Pro 5G' in India on Monday and now ahead of the official debut Madhav Sheth, CEO, Realme India has revealed that the smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC and 65W SuperDart charging support.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Billboards, cut-outs of Trump, Modi dot Agra streets
Agra, Feb 23 (IANS) A day ahead of the US President Donald Trump's brief visit to the City of the Taj, huge billboards and cut-outs of him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi dotted the historic city on Sunday, including the airport and other public places.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Ghulam Nabi Azad gets invitation for Trump reception
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad has been invited to attend the reception of US President Donald Trump at Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 25, a source said on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cong raises pitch on trade deal, H1B visas on Trump visit eve
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Questioning the interest of the government on the much-hyped Trump visit, the Congress has raised the issue of trade deal and H1B visas which have been reduced by the US administration.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Namaste Trump: Passengers need to reach Ahmedabad airport early
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) In view of US President Donald Trump's visit to Ahmedabad on Monday, airlines have come out with advisories for their passengers scheduled to travel out of the city and asked them to reach the Ahemadabad airport at least three hours prior to the departure time.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shekhar Kapur mulls legal action against makers of 'Mr India' remake
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) After actress Sonam Kapoor, filmmaker Shehkar Kapur, who is known for helming the iconic film "Mr India", has expressed his disappointment over the news of a remake of the movie by director Ali Abbas Zafar.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pro, anti-CAA protesters clash in Delhi; two injured
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Sporadic incidents of stone pelting on Sunday between anti and pro-CAA groups at Maujpur in east Delhi broke a relative lull in tension over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
B'desh vs Zim: Mominul, Najmul 50s help host get close to lead
Dhaka, Feb 23 (IANS) Fifties from captain Mominul Haque and Najmul Hossain Shanto helped Bangladesh get within 25 runs of Zimbabwe's first innings total on Day 2 of the one off Test between the two sides at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
10K security personnel ensuring security to 'Namste Trump'
Ahmedabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Ahead of mega "Namaste Trump" event, the western part of Ahmedabad was turned into virtual fortress with 10,000 security personnel deployed at almost every nook and corner leading to Motera cricket stadium which will host the programme on Monday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,National
Priyanka Chopra: Wendell Rodricks was a pioneer, a visionary
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who walked the ramp at the 15th Blenders Pride Fashion Tour paid her tribute to late fashion designer Wendell Rodricks by saying that he was the pioneer and a visionary of Indian fashion and he forever will be missed.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Shinzo Abe asks govt to draft policy to fight COVID-19
Tokyo, Feb 23 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday ordered his government to promptly draw up a basic policy to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in Japan.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Japan,National
SJVNL keen to tap power in Arunachal's LOhit basin
Shimla, Feb 23 (IANS) Hydropower major Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) has evinced interest in tapping electricity in Arunachal Pradesh's Lohit Basin.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
Mughal Gardens to shut for public on day 2 of Trump's visit
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Mughal Gardens will remain closed for the general public for two days, starting Monday. The Mughal Gardens form the third circuit of the Rashtrapati Bhavan tour and are hugely popular among tourists visiting the national capital.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cute dancing baby video raises concern
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A baby video that went viral a few months back because of her moves to the Jonas Brothers "Sucker" song, has this time around raised concern among netizens.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shaheen Bagh-style protest at Jaffrabad
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A Shaheen Bagh-style protest started at Jaffrabad metro station in northeast Delhi on Sunday after more than 200 women gathered here to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Trump, Melania to visit Bapu's Sabarmati Ashram
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit Sabarmati Ashram, the house from where Mahatama Gandhi led his Salt Satyagraha, ninety years ago.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rashpal, Jyoti defend their New Delhi Marathon titles
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Elite Indian runners Rashpal Singh and Jyoti Gawte thwarted a strong field of runners to successfully retain their crown at the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon 2020 here on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Swaraj Kaushal slams Wajahat as 'wajah' of Shaheen Bagh
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Late Union minister Sushma Swaraj's husband and former Governor Swaraj Kaushal has lambasted CAA interlocutor Wajahat Habibullah, calling him the "wajah" or reason for the anti-CAA blockade at Shaheen Bagh.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sidharth Shukla 'blessed' to meet his aged fan
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" winner Sidharth Shukla on Sunday made his first public appearance post the show's finale, and it seems he is on cloude nine.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Silver for Sharath, Sathiyan at Hungarian Open
Budapest, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian men's doubles pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Gnanasekaran Sathiyan clinched a silver medal at the 2020 ITTF World Tour Hungarian Open in Budapest. The pair put in a strong effort but eventually went down fighting 5-11, 9-11, 11-8, 9-11 to the 16th seeds Benedikt Duda and Patrick Franziska of Germany in a 30-minute summit showdown.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: Airports to screen passengers from 4 more countries
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Passengers arriving from Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam will also be screened for novel coronavirus infection at Indian airports, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
iQOO 3 5G to come in sub-Rs 40K price range in India
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Chinese behemoth BBK Group's smartphone brand iQOO's first product, iQOO 3 5G, will be available in India on Flipkart and iqoo.com in the sub-Rs 40,000 price range.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
AIMIM leader Pathan booked for hate speech in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Waris Pathan has been booked for allegedly making a hate speech at an anti-CAA rally in Karnataka's Kalaburagi, police said on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National
After Mann Ki Baat, Irani hails Purnia women, Bhagirathi Amma
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) After Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated India's "Nari Shakti" and especially mentioned about a 12-year-old who scaled new heights on his radio programme -- Mann Ki Baat, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Sunday took to Twitter to appreciate Modi's gesture.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Armyman, who opened fire on woman, kills himself
Amaravati, Feb 23 (IANS) An armyman allegedly committed suicide in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, a day after he opened fire and injured a woman.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vizion plans tie-ups with European lighting companies
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Architectural lighting company Vizion Lighting plans to build relationships and collaborations with European lighting companies along with expanding the parnership with Indian lighting designers, according to the company's founder and Managing Director Vishal Singh.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha coming to India soon: Report
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) After China, now the Mi Mix Alpha might step into India as well, as per the landing page that came up on Xiaomi's official Indian page.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Role of judiciary to be pivotal in coming days: President
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind said on Sunday that the role of the judiciary is bound to be pivotal amid dramatic transformations in the coming days.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Himachal sets up two waste-to-energy plants
Shimla, Feb 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has set up two waste-to-energy plants in the state, an official said on Sunday. One of them is of 1.75 MW with an outlay of Rs 42 crore in Shimla, while another is of 1 MW in Manali.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Scientists spot 4G bug that can help hackers impersonate you
Berlin, Feb 23 (IANS) Researchers have found a serious vulnerability in LTE/4G mobile communication standard that can help hackers impersonate other phone users, take a streaming service subscription at your expense or publish secret company documents under someone else's identity.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Germany,Technology
US-India Tax Forum to be launched on Feb 25
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) In a bilateral initiative intended to facilitate industry players and government agencies engage on global and local tax policies, the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) will launch the US-India Tax Forum on Tuesday (February 25) .
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
COVID-19: 'Red' alert issued in S.Korea as toll rises to 5
Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS) South Korea on Sunday raised its four-tier virus alert to the highest "red" level as the number of COVID-19 cases soared to 602 and the death toll rose to five.
2020-02-23
Category: International, South Korea,National
Controlling Kohli's run rate helped: Boult
Wellington, Feb 23 (IANS) New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult said that controlling Virat Kohli's scoring areas and run rate went a long way in them not allowing the Indian captain to do too much damage during the first Test in Wellington. Kohli was dismissed by bolt for 19 in the second innings after falling for two in the first.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
City of Taj gears up to welcome Trump, gets a makeover
Agra, Feb 23 (IANS) With US President Donald Trump all set to visit Agra on Monday to see the Taj Mahal, the local administration is working in full swing to give the historic city a revamped look with the wall paintings, flowers along the road, and posters and cutouts placed on several streets.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Amazon acquires Turkish startup DataRow
San Francisco, Feb 23 (IANS) E-commerce giant Amazon has completed the acquisition of Turkish data processing startup company DataRow.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Daboo Ratnani's Kiara calendar photo in plagiarism row
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Kiara Advani has recently made her debut in ace photographer Daboo Ratnani's calendar 2020. But Kiara's photograph did not go down well with a section of social media users.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shah reviews Ahmedabad security ahead of Trump's visit
Ahmedabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday arrived here to take stock of security arrangements.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,National
Have been a little too watchful while batting: Ashwin
Wellington, Feb 23 (IANS) India off-spinner R. Ashwin feels he has been too watchful lately while batting and said he needs to correct that approach and be positive in order to get runs, after failing with the bat in the first Test against New Zealand.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Adline Castelino to represent India at Miss Universe pageant 2020
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANSlife) Adline Castelino has been selected to represent India at Miss Universe pageant 2020.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
CJI says privacy a concern, proposes one law on environment
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Chief Justice S.A. Bobde said the widespread use of technology has also brought with it concerns over mass data collection and an individual's right to privacy; and also insisted on a single system laws cutting across various environmental issues.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Residents block Jasola road demanding clearing of protest site
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Local people demanding opening of the road blocked due to the anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh have started their own demonstration and have in turn blocked the main Jasola road here.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Circus lion feels grass for the first time in 13 years
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) There is nothing worse than a life led in captivity. None can feel it more than the born-free who is always suppose to live free.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indonesia's Johan defends title in int'l triathlon c'ship
Jakarta, Feb 23 (IANS) Indonesian triathlete Jauhari Johan has defended his champion title in the elite man category during an international triathlon championship in the country's South Sumatra province, media reported.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Increased volatility ahead of Trump visit & Feb futures expiry
The Week gone by saw markets lose on three of the four trading days and register small weekly losses at close. BSESENSEX closed the week with losses of 87.62 points or 0.21 per cent to end at 41,170.12 points. NIFTY was down 32.60 points or 0.27 per cent to close at 12,080.85 points. The broader markets saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 lose 0.17 per cent, 0.08 per cent and 0.06 per cent respectively. BSEMIDCAP gained 0.21 per cent while BSESMALLCAP was up 0.44 per cent.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Shaheen Bagh eagerly awaits SC hearing on Monday
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Its business as usual at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, the venue of the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, even after several rounds of talks between the protesters and the Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nawaz was also 'selected' PM: Bilawal
Lahore, Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has targeted the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, saying that like Imran Khan the PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif too had been 'selected (by the establishment) for the post of Pakistan premier.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Shekhar Kapur takes a dig on Zafar's 'Mr India' remake
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) After actress Sonam Kapoor, filmmaker Shehkar Kapur, who is known for helming the iconic film "Mr India", has expressed his disappointment over the news of a remake of the movie by director Ali Abbas Zafar.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Here's what Rishi Kapoor wants young directors to follow
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has shared a piece of advice for the young directors.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump to call for India-Pakistan talks: Report
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will urge both India and Pakistan to maintain peace and stability along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and refrain from actions or statements that could increase tensions in the region, a media report on Sunday quoted a senior US administration official.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Hoarding outside Motera stadium gate collapses (Ld)
Ahmedabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Even as preparations were on in full swing for the arrival of US President Donald Trump at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, a a hoarding outside a VVIP gate crashed at the venue leading to embarrassment for the authorities here.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Tripura government teachers facing termination hold protest
Agartala, Feb 23 (IANS) A section of around 10,323 Tripura government teachers, facing termination of jobs due to a court verdict, on Sunday held a sit-in demonstration in Agartala demanding the setting up of alternative arrangements to protect their jobs, a leader of the teacher's body said.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Education
Habibullah files affidavit in SC on Shaheen Bagh blockade
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Wajahat Habibullah, who is involved in the ongoing efforts to lift the blockade at Shaheen Bagh, has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court, spelling out a solution to clear the road at the anti-CAA protest site here.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
5G smartphones to make up 15% of market in 2020
San Francisco, Feb 23 (IANS) A research report by Strategy Analytics has claimed that the number of 5G smartphones is expected to grow more than tenfold to reach 199 million shipments worldwide which translates to an estimated 15 per cent of all smartphone shipments, up from just 1 per cent in 2019.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
7 killed in quake near Turkey-Iran border
Ankara, Feb 23 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and five others injured after an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck near the Turkey-Iran border on Sunday, officials said.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Amitabh Bachchan pens emotional post for daughter Shweta
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's daughter Shweta recently organised her clothing label MxS' first fashion show, and the former is feeling super emotional.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Adequate cushion available to deal coronavirus disruptions'
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India Inc has adequate cushion available to deal with any temporary disruptions caused due to coronavirus outbreak, industry body Assocham said on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Temporary archway collapses at Motera stadium
Ahmedabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Even as preparations were on in full swing for the arrival of US President Donald Trump at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, a temporary gate crashed down at the venue leading to embarrassment for the authorities here.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,National
Three youths killed in Hyderabad accident
Hyderabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Three youths were killed and one injured in an accident involving their car in Karmanghat area of Hyderabad in the early hours of Sunday, police said.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: Real Kashmir seek home comfort against Indian Arrows
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Real Kashmir FC would be looking to overturn their slump in form against Indian Arrows in an I-League clash here on Monday. After getting beaten in their last two matches, Kashmir would look to get full three points against the foreigner-less Arrows.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Football
Priti Patel accused of bullying civil servants: Report
London, Feb 23 (IANS) The UK's Home Secretary Priti Patel has been accused of bullying senior civil servants over the last five years, a media report said.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Trump & India: Solid business ties with realty projects
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will be on his first official visit to India on Monday but he has had a longstanding business relationship with India through his real estate projects in the country.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Goa to host ISL final : Nita Ambani
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Nita Ambani, Founding Chairperson, Football Sports Development Limited on Sunday announced Goa as the venue to host the final of Indian Super League. The summit clash is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on March 14.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Mild tremors felt in Assam, Nagaland
Guwahati, Feb 23 (IANS) Two separate mild earthquakes with a magnitude 2.8 to 3.4 hit some parts of Assam and Nagaland on Sunday. There was no report of any damage or casualty, an official said.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MiG-29K crashes off Goa, pilot safe: Indian Navy
Panaji, Feb 23 (IANS) A MiG-29K aircraft crashed off Goa during a routine training sortie on Sunday morning, the Indian Navy said in a statement.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Archer Pawan looks forward to making mark at KIUG
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Four years ago when Pawan started archery few people in Dhansu, a small Haryana village, knew about the future prospects of the sport. He had played handball as a kid and even tried football, but he was stuck on picking an individual sport to specialise in.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
As Gujarat warms up for visit, Modi says 'honour' to host Trump
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Twenty-four hours before the Trumps land in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he is "looking forward" to welcoming US President Donald Trump.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Abstractionist Mehlli Gobhai's retrospective to kick off in Mumbai
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANSlife) A retrospective exhibition of Mehlli Gobhai (1931-2018), one of Indias most distinguished and pathbreaking abstractionists, will go on view at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai early March.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Japanese player Nishioka enters Delray Beach Open final
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Japanese player Nishioka Yoshihito has rallied to beat sixth seed Ugo Humbert of France 1-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the semifinal of the Delray Beach Open.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United States,Sports,Badminton
ISF president upbeat about Gymnasiade 2020 amid virus outbreak
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) Laurent Petrynka, president of the International School Sport Federation (ISF), has expressed his gratitude for, and confidence in, China's efforts in preparing for Gymnasiade 2020 scheduled for late October in Jinjiang in Fujian province.
2020-02-23
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Agra recalls visit of US Prez Eisenhower with Nehru (IANS Exclusive)
Agra, Feb 23 (IANS) While the historic town of Agra in Uttar Pradesh is all set to welcome US President Donald Trump on Monday, people here recalled the visit of 34th American President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1959 along with first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Rising star Jyotika wins fencing gold at Khelo India games
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Size does not always matter. Ask Himachal Pradeshs Jyotika Dutta, the epee specialist who is taking the Indian fencing world by storm. Petite, lean and more often than not the shorter fencer in a competition, that has rarely come in her way of overpowering taller and bigger opponents.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Trump's 'Baahubali' avatar is a hit
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A video showing "Baahubali" Trump fighting enemies on battlefield, riding a chariot with Melania along with his children Trump Jr and Ivanka on his shoulders, has netizens in splits.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
1st Test: Rahane, Vihari fight back after Boult show (Roundup)
Wellington, Feb 23 (IANS) Pace spearhead Trent Boult snared three wickets as New Zealand maintained an upper hand over India who had Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari to thank for their resistance as the visitors ended the third day on 144/4, still 39 runs behind the hosts' lead, in the first Test at the Basin Reserve here on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Fortnite star Ninja's Twitter account hacked
San Francisco, Feb 23 (IANS) Fortnite star, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins Twitter account is the latest high profile account to get taken over by hackers.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Macron 'not sure' of UK-EU trade deal by 2020 end
Paris, Feb 23 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has said that he was "not sure" a UK-European Union (EU) trade deal will be struck by December 31, the end of the Brexit transition period.
2020-02-23
Category: International, France,Politics
Will coronavirus cases drop with arrival of summer?
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Even as the world community is racing against time to find an effective solution to contain the novel coronavirus, several political leaders and even others including doctors and researchers have pinned hope that the virus would not be this deadly with the arrival of summer.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Robot Pepe to make Delhi students wash their hands!
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With the coronavirus fear looming large all over the world, a social robot will be nudging your son and daughter to wash hands before eating. Sounds surreal?
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cat in the mirror amuses netizens
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A cat, named Roscoe, looking at its own reflection in a magnifying mirror, has taken the internet by storm.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Scientific temper, adventure sports in Modi's Mann Ki Baat
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about unity, "Nari Shakti", enhancing the scientific temper of the youth and importance of adventure sports during the 62nd edition of his monthly radio programme 'Mann ki Baat' on Sunday. While he wished Indians for the upcoming celebrations of Holi, Gudi Padwa and the Indian new year, the Prime Minister reminded that the festivals carry a message of unity in them.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Trump shares 'Baahubali' video, says looking forward to India
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Before setting off for India on a two-day visit, US President Donald Trump tweeted a morphed video clip of the Indian film 'Baahubali' on his Twitter handle with a message.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Odisha CM files nomination for BJD President post
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik filed his nomination papers for Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President's post at the party's headquarters here on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Harry-Meghan makes statement after dropping Sussex Royal brand
London, Feb 23 (IANS) The UK's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have made an extraordinary statement laying bare their frustrations after being forced to drop their Sussex Royal brand, the media reported.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Turkey to open 1st-ever space training centre
Ankara, Feb 23 (IANS) Turkey is set to open the country's first-ever space training centre, it was reported.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
UN concerned over Afghan election result crisis
Kabul, Feb 23 (IANS) The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has said that it was "extremely concerned" over the two man contenders -- President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah -- disputing the results of the September 2019 presidential election.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
This jumbo has a way with water sprinkler
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A mesmerising video of an elephant playing at a water sprinkler has gone viral and the internet is in love with the clip.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Realme's Smart TVs coming to India in Q2 2020
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Realme was expected to unveil its smart TV on February 24 in Barcelona, Spain but with Mobile World Congress cancelled we don't have a global launch date but now in an interview on YouTube, Realme's Indian CEO Madhav Sheth revealed the smart TVs will arrive in India in Q2 2020.
2020-02-23
Category: International, China,Technology
Kerala school students to learn English at hi-tech IT labs
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) The Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) has launched E3 (Enjoy, Enhance & Enrich) an ambitious project for enhancing and enriching the English language proficiency of students by making use of hi-tech lab facilities in schools, said an official.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education
S.Korea reports 4th COVID-19 death as cases spike to 556
Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS) South Korea reported its fourth death from the new coronavirus on Sunday and added 123 new cases to bring the total confirmed cases to 556.
2020-02-23
Category: International, South Korea,International
Serie A games affected due to spread of coronavirus
Milan, Feb 23 (IANS) Fears of the spread of novel coronavirus has led to Inter Milan's game against Sampdoria among three Serie A fixtures to be postponed.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Italy,National
Underworld don Ravi Pujari detained in SA, likely to be deported
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Dreaded underworld don Ravi Pujari, operating from overseas, has been reportedly arrested in South Africa and efforts are on for his deportation to India.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Austrian Stefan Kraft claims 20th career ski jumping WC win
Bucharest, Feb 23 (IANS) Stefan Kraft of Austria has grabbed his fourth ski jumping World Cup win of the season and 20th overall in Rasnov, Romania and extended his lead in the overall ranking table.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Romania,Sports,Other Sports
ALERT: PM: Opening up Sriharikota was to encourage scientific temper so rocket launching can be experienced
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2020-02-23
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,
Damascus-Aleppo highway officially opens for travel
Damascus, Feb 23 (IANS) A week following its capture by the Syrian army, the Damascus-Aleppo strategic highway has been officially opened for the travel between the country's south and north, according to the state news agency SANA.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
People post hate speech while seeking answers on terrorism
London, Feb 23 (IANS) People often resort to using hate speech when searching about terrorism on a community group social media platform, say researchers.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Hosni Mubarak's sons acquitted of corruption charges
Cairo, Feb 23 (IANS) An Egyptian court has acquitted Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, the sons of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, in a corruption case.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Ways to make your office desk clutter-free
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANSlife) Whether you work from home or from an office space, feeling comfortable and productive in the workplace is important. Attractive and clean interiors can help create a comfortable and enjoyable working environment.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Disarray in Democratic ranks: Has Modi picked two term Trump? (Comment)
A tantalizing tweet or two can change the atmospherics, otherwise Narendra Modi may well be hosting a two-term Trump in Ahmedabad. The race for the Democratic nomination to fight Trump is a melee at this stage which could help enhance Modis reputation as a gambler. It must be remembered, of course, there are nine months left for American elections. Much can change.
2020-02-23
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Hectic lobbying for upcoming Kerala assembly bypoll
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) With the date of the upcoming Kuttanadu assembly constituency by-election to be announced anytime now, hectic lobbying has begun in the Congress-led United Democratic Front by hopefuls.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Samsung Galaxy A51: All rounder mid-range smartphone
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) After launching the successful "Galaxy A50" series last year, South Korean tech giant Samsung has introduced its latest mid-range smartphone -- Galaxy A51 -- in India.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Knockout tournament for us, we're ready: Lanning in Women's T20 WC
Perth, Feb 23 (IANS) Australia skipper Meg Lanning feels it's a knockout tournament now for her team after the shock defeat to India, as the reigning champions get ready to take on Sri Lanka here on Monday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Road map set for Syria's Idlib, says Erdogan
Ankara, Feb 23 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that a road map on Syria's Idlib was set following his phone calls with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Yasmin Karachiwala shares her fitness regime
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANSlife) "Pilates is a beautiful form of exercise that works on your awareness, your breath, your control, centering, concentration. It makes everything else that you do in life better," says the celebrity Pilates trainer Yasmin Karachiwala, who recently opened her Pilate Studio in Gurugram.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
BJP's Bihar campaign begins with Modi relishing 'Litti Chokha'
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The "Hunar Haat" event at the India Gate lawns in the national capital concluded on Sunday. The 10-day event also set the bells ringing for Bihar Assembly elections. Interestingly, it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who sounded the poll bugle as he relished the popular Bihari delicacy "Litti Chokha" during the event.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Imbibing Indian heritage in decor theme is the trend
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANSlife) Decor-theme integration, detailed customisation and a fusion of modern and traditional designs are some of the main preferences of the millennials today, says Priti-S Sidhwaani, CEO & Founder of DreamzKrraft.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Sanders wins Nevada Democratic presidential nomination election
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has beat back a last-minute attack attempting to link him to Russia and won the Democratic Party's internal election in Nevada for the party's nomination in November's presidential election by a large margin.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Is CAA propelling parties for Bihar polls already?
Patna, Feb 23 (IANS) With still eight months left for the Assembly elections in Bihar, the CAA shadow appears to loom large as all political parties in the state have started gearing up to blow the bugle to its tune.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Bihar,National
'Yagya' by Hindu Sena to bless Trump to defeat 'radical Islam'
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The head of a fringe outfit in India and an ardent follower of US President Donald Trump -- Vishnu Gupta has, believe it or not, arranged for a "Vishwa Shanti Yagya" or a World Peace Prayer.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Italy unveils tougher measures against COVID-19
Milan, Feb 23 (IANS) After a special cabinet meeting, the Italian government has announced tougher measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, as number of cases in the country increased to 79 with two fatalities.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Italy,International
Being Nut-wise: Busting the myths about almonds
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANSlife) Almonds are known to be one of the most popular nuts, and whilst they are enjoyed by people across the globe, there are some age-old myths associated with them.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
PUMA gets sustainable
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANSlife) As a part of PUMA's commitment to reduce their environmental impact and provide support to underdeveloped communities, the PUMA x FIRST MILE collection consists of shoes and apparel made from recycled yarn that is manufactured from plastic bottles.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Google Stadia to add four SteamWorld games soon
San Francisco, Feb 23 (IANS) US based search engine giant Google has revealed that its subscription-based game service "Stadia" will add four SteamWorld games to its line-up soon.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Iran open to talks with EU to salvage n-deal: Rouhani
Tehran, Feb 23 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that his country was open to talks with the European Union (EU) on possible ways to save the 2015 landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and major world powers, the media reported.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
We are caught in a bookish debate (Column: Spy's Eye)
Politics, nationhood and governance are all about people -- theories of these concepts are however, drowning the reality of their substance in a sea of words. 'Right is the new centre', 'Are we secular?' and 'India is threatened by majoritarianism' are the kind of prime movers of public discourse that significantly have been pushed up by the opposition right since the advent of the Modi regime in 2014. In the interest of international order, geographical units are recognised as 'nations' whose internal management might be scrutinised by the world opinion merely but whose external conduct was subject to a more definitive international law -- in both planes the evaluation of where a nation stands is people- centric.
2020-02-23
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Trump & Melania to spend an hour at Taj
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will tour the Taj Mahal on the first day of their visit to India. From Ahmedabad, Trumps will go to Agra and will stay here for at least two hours.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
NIA, military intel to probe Pak-made bullets in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) The Military intelligence has arrived in Kerala and will be joining the NIA, which is expected to begin probe into the recovery of 14 Pakistan-made bullets from Kulathupuzha.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Women's T20 WC: India look to continue momentum against B'desh
Perth, Feb 23 (IANS) Bolstered by their remarkable victory over holders Australia in the opener, India eves would look to continue the momentum when they take on Bangladesh in a Women's T20 World Cup clash here on Monday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
US expert refutes conspiracy theory on COVID-19 origin
San Francisco, Feb 23 (IANS) The novel coronavirus "occurred naturally from animals to people" rather than being "made in some biological weapon research", a leading US epidemiologist has said, refuting a conspiracy theory on the origin of the virus.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Taliban clashes on 1st day of reduced violence pact
Kabul, Feb 23 (IANS) There were eight clashes between the Taliban and Afghan security forces reported on the first day after the week-long seven-day "reduction in violence" pact came into effect in the war-torn country, the media reported.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
1st Test: Boult removes Pujara to keep NZ ahead (Tea report)
Wellington, Feb 23 (IANS) Mayank Agarwal struck a gritty half century but New Zealand held on to their driver's seat by removing Cheteshwar Pujara in the final ball before tea to leave India at 78/2, still trailing them by 105 runs, on the third day of the first Test at the Basin Reserve here on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Congress again raises GSP pitch before Trump visit
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Congress once again raised the pitch on Sunday, over much publicised Modi-Trump gala public event, connecting the same with general system of preferences (GSP) that was scrapped by the US.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
These awards are sponsored by... (Column: B-Town)
It is the film awards season again and, hence, the time for controversies, and for social media to burst with counter opinions.
2020-02-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pak inaugurates 1st-ever Afghan transit cargo train service
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistan Railways has inaugurated a first-ever train service that would exclusively transport Afghan transit cargo from Karachi to the countries' border.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
FinMin nod for relief to telcos unlikely
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Finance Ministry is unlikely to give consent to any cut in the licence fee and the spectrum usage charges (SUC) for relief to telcos to meet adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues, due to its own revenue position and economic slowdown.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
All eyes on Trump the tweetaholic as he begins India trip
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) For US President Donald Trump, Twitter is just a typewriter which takes him to television, breaking news, on Facebook and all over the place instantly to make sure he is noticed directly and distinctly.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Iran reports 6th COVID-19 death
Tehran, Feb 23 (IANS) Iranian authorities have announced that number of coronavirus deaths in the country has increased to six, with 28 confirmed cases.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,International
Drones aid in combating locust menace (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India's indigenous drone industry has come to the rescue of the country's farmers from the locust menace which has impacted crops in Rajasthan.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
China coronavirus toll increases to 2,442
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) The overall death toll in mainland China due to the deadly coronavirus increased to 2,442 on Sunday, while the number of confirmed cases reached 76,936, according to health authorities.
2020-02-23
Category: International, China,International
NBFCs,HFCs may get 1 year extension for restructuring loans
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Financially sound non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) and housing finance companies (HFCs) may be next in line to be permitted extension of the date of commencement of commercial operations (DCCO) of project loans for commercial real estate by another one year without downgrading the asset classification.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
1st Test: Jamieson tears into Ashwin as India fall behind
Wellington, Feb 23 (IANS) Debutant Kyle Jamieson ensured that his debut was not only made memorable with the ball. Playing in place of New Zealand's star paceman Neil Wagner, the towering cricketer also showed he can bat and gave the selectors more reason to consider him as a serious talent for the future.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Trump's India visit a blessing in disguise for Satya Nadella
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who courted a big controversy by saying "CAA is just bad for India" at a tech event last month, begins his three-day India trip from Monday while US President Donald Trump has ensured that all the space across media outlets goes to him.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Honduras,Technology
Bernie Sanders wins Nevada Democratic caucuses
Las Vegas, Feb 23 (IANS) As votes were still being counted, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders obtained 54.2 per cent of the county delegates and was declared by the US media as winner of the Democratic caucuses in the state of Nevada.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Honduras,Politics
10 dead, 30 trapped in Pak marble quarry
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and some 30 others were trapped after a rockslide hit a marble quarry in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Puppetry isn't just for children: Dadi Pudumjee
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Recipient of the Padma Shri honour and founder of The Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust, which recently presented the 18th Ishara International Puppet Theatre Festival, produced by Teamwork Productions in Delhi and Chandigarh, Dadi Pudumjee believes that it is a misconception that puppetry is meant only for children's consumption.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shobana lights up 3rd evening of Khajuraho Dance Festival
Khajuraho, Feb 23 (IANS) Classical dancer and popular South Indian actress, Shobana Chandrakumar Pillai, better known mononymously as Shobana enthralled the audience with her solo Bharatanatyam performance during third evening of the 47th edition of the Khajuraho Dance Festival yesterday. Innovative and carrying the traditional values in Vasistha style, she started her performance with a traditional composition composed in the raga Mallhari.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Wellington Test: Shaw fails to make impact in both innings
Wellington, Feb 23 (IANS) Prithvi Shaw was given the nod ahead of Shubman Gill as a second opener with Mayank Agarwal for the first Test against New Zealand here. But the young batsman failed to make the most of his opportunities in both innings with scores of 16 and 14.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Emergency in Balochistan-Iran border areas over COVID-19
Quetta, Feb 23 (IANS) The government in Pakistan's Balochistan have imposed emergency in all of the province's districts that share a border with Iran with immediate effect after the neighbouring country reported four coronavirus deaths.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
How the dead ship in 'Bhoot' came alive on screen
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Vicky Kaushal's "Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship" brings horror back on the Bollywood screen, and the overall production design of the film aimed at delivering a sense of unease and fear.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gender-bender: Bollywood in a 'trans' phase
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) When mainstream superstar Akshay Kumar takes up playing a transgender in "Laxmmi Bomb", you know change is happening in commercial Bollywood. Once upon a time, Bollywood heroism was about hypermasculinity, machismo and testosterone, and about following the formula of a guy saving a girl from five men and the two eventually falling in love. Now, mainstream actors are increasingly in the mood to experiment, and cross-gender roles -- where actors and actresses go for a gender reversal with the characters they portray -- are becoming commonplace.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Deepika Padukone: Working with Ranveer in '83' a refreshing change
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Real-life couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are back as an on-screen couple. The actress says considering the kind of movies the pair has done in the past, doing "83" was a refreshing change.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gillespie hails Ishant's desire to learn, improve and get better
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie has lauded Ishant Sharma for his attitude, saying his desire to learn, improve and get better is keeping him in good stead.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Robert O'Brien denies evidence of Russia helping Trump reelected
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser (NSA) Robert O'Brien said that he had not seen any evidence that Russia will help Trump get reelected.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Wellington Test: Ishant grabs five but NZ take lead to 183 (Lunch report)
Wellington, Feb 23 (IANS) Ishant Sharma took five wickets but debutant Kyle Jamieson continued to hog the limelight with a rapid cameo as New Zealand were all out for 348 at lunch, to take a 183-run lead against India on the third day of the first Test at the Basin Reserve here on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pavail Gulati: 'Thappad' is a risky role for me
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actor Pavail Gulati gets his big Bollywood break as Taapsee Pannu's on-screen husband in Anubhav Sinha's upcoming film "Thappad", and he says that working with the maker helped him to gain confidence as an actor.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kate Beckinsale's deep purple flaunt in lingerie
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Kate Beckinsale flaunts an enviable toned physique at 46, in a new lingerie photograph she posted on social media for fans.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Gunman opens fire at shisha bar in Germany, no injuries
Berlin, Feb 23 (IANS) A gunman has attacked a shisha bar in southwestern German city of Stuttgart, local media reported on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Germany,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sonbhadra gold reserve: How did the information spread?
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Day after the news of discovery of gold deposits estimated to be around 3,000 tonnes in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, the Geological Survey of India (GSI) on Saturday rejected any such finding and issued a clarification that the estimated reserve is about 160 kg.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Over 400 tribal families fear homelessness in UP's Sonbhadra
Sonbhadra , Feb 23 (IANS) More than 400 tribal families in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, have already started fearing homelessness, after the Geological Survey of India (GSI) has discovered gold deposits of around 3,000 tonnes worth Rs 12 lakh crore here, which is almost five times India's current reserve of the yellow metal.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
South Sudan rival leaders form unity government
Juba, Feb 23 (IANS) Rival leaders in South Sudan have formed a coalition government, in a step towards ending a bloody civil war that has left 10,000s dead and millions displaced.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Sudan,Politics
Anti-CAA protesters gather outside Jaffrabad metro station
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A large number of anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protesters gathered outside Jaffrabad metro station in northeast Delhi on Saturday night.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Karan Singh Grover launches his art website, YouTube channel
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actor Karan Singh Grover, who turned a year older on Sunday, launched his art website and YouTube channel.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Man batters mother to death in MP
Khandwa (MP), Feb 23 (IANS) A 32-year-old man battered his mother to death, stuffed her body in a sack and dumped it in a drain in Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa district, police said on Saturday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hyderabad police not to allow Shaheen Bagh-type protest
Hyderabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar on Saturday said no Shaheen Bagh-type protest would be allowed in the city.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
'Indo-Russian AI coop will reach level of strategic sectors soon'
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS) Finnish-Russian digital solutions provider Zyfra said on Sunday that there are good prospects of cooperation in the field of industrial artificial intelligence (AI) that would take innovation, in some years, to the same level of cooperation seen in strategic sectors like defence and nuclear energy.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Business/Economy,Technology
In gold-rich Sonbhadra, 269 villages afflicted by fluorosis
Sonbhadra, Feb 23 (IANS) Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh was in news for gold reserves, but about 10,000 villagers of 269 villages here have become disabled due to fluorosis reportedly caused by air and water pollution.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Ranji QFs: Gujarat through to semis, Saurashtra get close
Valsad (Gujarat), Feb 23 (IANS) Gujarat beat Goa and became the first team to reach Ranji Trophy 2019-20 semifinals, while Saurashtra moved closer to seal a place in the final four as the fourth day of the quarterfinal came to an end.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Veerappan's daughter joins BJP in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) Slain sandalwood and ivory smuggler Veerappan's daughter Vidya Rani has joined BJP in Tamil Nadu.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Congress galvanising Bihar leaders for anti-CAA Patna rally (IANS Special)
Patna, Feb 23 (IANS) The Congress is riding high on the popularity of student leader Kanhaiya Kumar who is leading the anti-CAA protest in Bihar which started from Champaran on January 30. Party secretary Shakil Khan, who is also a former JNU Student Union President, is also with Kanhaiya Kumar in this movement which will end up with a massive rally in Gandhi Maidan here on February 27.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Bihar,National
Punjab CM conferred with 'Adarsh Mukhya Mantri Puraskar'
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Bhartiya Chhatra Sansad (BCS) on Sunday conferred the prestigious 'Adarsh Mukhya Mantri Puraskar' (Ideal Chief Minister Award) on Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for his initiatives to ensure good governance and holistic development in the state.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League: Real Kashmir to host Indian Arrows in Srinagar
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Real Kashmir will be playing host to All India Football Federations (AIFF) developmental side Indian Arrows at the TRC Turf Ground in Srinagar on Monday, February 24.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Football
FinMin, DoT, Niti Aayog discuss options for relief to telcos
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With limited choices to balance the SC verdict and saving the telecom sector, officials of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), the Finance Ministry and Niti Aayog on Sunday held a preliminary meeting to discuss relief measures for telecom industry, which is struggling amidst huge AGR dues, and listed some possible options.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Trump, Melania to visit Sabarmati Ashram on 22-km roadshow
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit Sabarmati Ashram, the house from where Mahatama Gandhi led his salt 'Satyagraha', 90 years ago. The entire roadshow for the mega event will now be 22 kms long.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
B'desh vs Zim ODIs: Mashrafe returns as captain
Dhaka, Feb 23 (IANS) Mashrafe Mortaza returns as captain of the Bangladesh ODI squad while two debutants will feature in their first two ODIs against Zimbabwe. Mohammad Naim and Afif Hossain have been included in the 15-man squad that was announced by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Coronavirus China's biggest health emergency: Xi
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) President Xi Jinping has said that the coronavirus epidemic that has killed over 2,400 people is China's "biggest public health emergency".
2020-02-23
Category: International, China,National
Justice Chandrachud lauds President's vast experience in law
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Supreme Court's Justice D.Y. Chandrachud on Sunday praised President Ram Nath Kovind for his vast experience in matters of law and statecraft.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Abhinav guides Madras University into Round 2 of KIUG tennis
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Fresh from his big break in the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger, Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam helped University of Madras romp past Manipur University in the opening round of the Khelo India University Games here on Saturday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Tennis
3rd party policies make compensation easy post 1st point attack
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Nearly three-quarters, around 71 per cent, of enterprises which have specific data usage guidelines for partners and subcontractors received compensation after an incident that affected suppliers they share information with, says a new report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Realme X50 Pro 5G to come with Snapdragon 865 SoC
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme is all set to launch its new smartphone 'X50 Pro 5G' in India on Monday and now ahead of the official debut Madhav Sheth, CEO, Realme India has revealed that the smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC and 65W SuperDart charging support.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Billboards, cut-outs of Trump, Modi dot Agra streets
Agra, Feb 23 (IANS) A day ahead of the US President Donald Trump's brief visit to the City of the Taj, huge billboards and cut-outs of him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi dotted the historic city on Sunday, including the airport and other public places.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Ghulam Nabi Azad gets invitation for Trump reception
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad has been invited to attend the reception of US President Donald Trump at Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 25, a source said on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cong raises pitch on trade deal, H1B visas on Trump visit eve
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Questioning the interest of the government on the much-hyped Trump visit, the Congress has raised the issue of trade deal and H1B visas which have been reduced by the US administration.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Namaste Trump: Passengers need to reach Ahmedabad airport early
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) In view of US President Donald Trump's visit to Ahmedabad on Monday, airlines have come out with advisories for their passengers scheduled to travel out of the city and asked them to reach the Ahemadabad airport at least three hours prior to the departure time.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shekhar Kapur mulls legal action against makers of 'Mr India' remake
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) After actress Sonam Kapoor, filmmaker Shehkar Kapur, who is known for helming the iconic film "Mr India", has expressed his disappointment over the news of a remake of the movie by director Ali Abbas Zafar.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pro, anti-CAA protesters clash in Delhi; two injured
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Sporadic incidents of stone pelting on Sunday between anti and pro-CAA groups at Maujpur in east Delhi broke a relative lull in tension over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
B'desh vs Zim: Mominul, Najmul 50s help host get close to lead
Dhaka, Feb 23 (IANS) Fifties from captain Mominul Haque and Najmul Hossain Shanto helped Bangladesh get within 25 runs of Zimbabwe's first innings total on Day 2 of the one off Test between the two sides at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
10K security personnel ensuring security to 'Namste Trump'
Ahmedabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Ahead of mega "Namaste Trump" event, the western part of Ahmedabad was turned into virtual fortress with 10,000 security personnel deployed at almost every nook and corner leading to Motera cricket stadium which will host the programme on Monday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,National
Priyanka Chopra: Wendell Rodricks was a pioneer, a visionary
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who walked the ramp at the 15th Blenders Pride Fashion Tour paid her tribute to late fashion designer Wendell Rodricks by saying that he was the pioneer and a visionary of Indian fashion and he forever will be missed.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Shinzo Abe asks govt to draft policy to fight COVID-19
Tokyo, Feb 23 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday ordered his government to promptly draw up a basic policy to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in Japan.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Japan,National
SJVNL keen to tap power in Arunachal's LOhit basin
Shimla, Feb 23 (IANS) Hydropower major Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) has evinced interest in tapping electricity in Arunachal Pradesh's Lohit Basin.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
Mughal Gardens to shut for public on day 2 of Trump's visit
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Mughal Gardens will remain closed for the general public for two days, starting Monday. The Mughal Gardens form the third circuit of the Rashtrapati Bhavan tour and are hugely popular among tourists visiting the national capital.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cute dancing baby video raises concern
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A baby video that went viral a few months back because of her moves to the Jonas Brothers "Sucker" song, has this time around raised concern among netizens.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shaheen Bagh-style protest at Jaffrabad
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A Shaheen Bagh-style protest started at Jaffrabad metro station in northeast Delhi on Sunday after more than 200 women gathered here to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Trump, Melania to visit Bapu's Sabarmati Ashram
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit Sabarmati Ashram, the house from where Mahatama Gandhi led his Salt Satyagraha, ninety years ago.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rashpal, Jyoti defend their New Delhi Marathon titles
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Elite Indian runners Rashpal Singh and Jyoti Gawte thwarted a strong field of runners to successfully retain their crown at the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon 2020 here on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Swaraj Kaushal slams Wajahat as 'wajah' of Shaheen Bagh
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Late Union minister Sushma Swaraj's husband and former Governor Swaraj Kaushal has lambasted CAA interlocutor Wajahat Habibullah, calling him the "wajah" or reason for the anti-CAA blockade at Shaheen Bagh.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sidharth Shukla 'blessed' to meet his aged fan
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" winner Sidharth Shukla on Sunday made his first public appearance post the show's finale, and it seems he is on cloude nine.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Silver for Sharath, Sathiyan at Hungarian Open
Budapest, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian men's doubles pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Gnanasekaran Sathiyan clinched a silver medal at the 2020 ITTF World Tour Hungarian Open in Budapest. The pair put in a strong effort but eventually went down fighting 5-11, 9-11, 11-8, 9-11 to the 16th seeds Benedikt Duda and Patrick Franziska of Germany in a 30-minute summit showdown.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: Airports to screen passengers from 4 more countries
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Passengers arriving from Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam will also be screened for novel coronavirus infection at Indian airports, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
iQOO 3 5G to come in sub-Rs 40K price range in India
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Chinese behemoth BBK Group's smartphone brand iQOO's first product, iQOO 3 5G, will be available in India on Flipkart and iqoo.com in the sub-Rs 40,000 price range.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
AIMIM leader Pathan booked for hate speech in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Waris Pathan has been booked for allegedly making a hate speech at an anti-CAA rally in Karnataka's Kalaburagi, police said on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National
After Mann Ki Baat, Irani hails Purnia women, Bhagirathi Amma
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) After Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated India's "Nari Shakti" and especially mentioned about a 12-year-old who scaled new heights on his radio programme -- Mann Ki Baat, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Sunday took to Twitter to appreciate Modi's gesture.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Armyman, who opened fire on woman, kills himself
Amaravati, Feb 23 (IANS) An armyman allegedly committed suicide in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, a day after he opened fire and injured a woman.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vizion plans tie-ups with European lighting companies
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Architectural lighting company Vizion Lighting plans to build relationships and collaborations with European lighting companies along with expanding the parnership with Indian lighting designers, according to the company's founder and Managing Director Vishal Singh.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha coming to India soon: Report
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) After China, now the Mi Mix Alpha might step into India as well, as per the landing page that came up on Xiaomi's official Indian page.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Role of judiciary to be pivotal in coming days: President
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind said on Sunday that the role of the judiciary is bound to be pivotal amid dramatic transformations in the coming days.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Himachal sets up two waste-to-energy plants
Shimla, Feb 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has set up two waste-to-energy plants in the state, an official said on Sunday. One of them is of 1.75 MW with an outlay of Rs 42 crore in Shimla, while another is of 1 MW in Manali.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Scientists spot 4G bug that can help hackers impersonate you
Berlin, Feb 23 (IANS) Researchers have found a serious vulnerability in LTE/4G mobile communication standard that can help hackers impersonate other phone users, take a streaming service subscription at your expense or publish secret company documents under someone else's identity.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Germany,Technology
US-India Tax Forum to be launched on Feb 25
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) In a bilateral initiative intended to facilitate industry players and government agencies engage on global and local tax policies, the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) will launch the US-India Tax Forum on Tuesday (February 25) .
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
COVID-19: 'Red' alert issued in S.Korea as toll rises to 5
Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS) South Korea on Sunday raised its four-tier virus alert to the highest "red" level as the number of COVID-19 cases soared to 602 and the death toll rose to five.
2020-02-23
Category: International, South Korea,National
Controlling Kohli's run rate helped: Boult
Wellington, Feb 23 (IANS) New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult said that controlling Virat Kohli's scoring areas and run rate went a long way in them not allowing the Indian captain to do too much damage during the first Test in Wellington. Kohli was dismissed by bolt for 19 in the second innings after falling for two in the first.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
City of Taj gears up to welcome Trump, gets a makeover
Agra, Feb 23 (IANS) With US President Donald Trump all set to visit Agra on Monday to see the Taj Mahal, the local administration is working in full swing to give the historic city a revamped look with the wall paintings, flowers along the road, and posters and cutouts placed on several streets.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Amazon acquires Turkish startup DataRow
San Francisco, Feb 23 (IANS) E-commerce giant Amazon has completed the acquisition of Turkish data processing startup company DataRow.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Daboo Ratnani's Kiara calendar photo in plagiarism row
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Kiara Advani has recently made her debut in ace photographer Daboo Ratnani's calendar 2020. But Kiara's photograph did not go down well with a section of social media users.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shah reviews Ahmedabad security ahead of Trump's visit
Ahmedabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday arrived here to take stock of security arrangements.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,National
Have been a little too watchful while batting: Ashwin
Wellington, Feb 23 (IANS) India off-spinner R. Ashwin feels he has been too watchful lately while batting and said he needs to correct that approach and be positive in order to get runs, after failing with the bat in the first Test against New Zealand.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Adline Castelino to represent India at Miss Universe pageant 2020
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANSlife) Adline Castelino has been selected to represent India at Miss Universe pageant 2020.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
CJI says privacy a concern, proposes one law on environment
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Chief Justice S.A. Bobde said the widespread use of technology has also brought with it concerns over mass data collection and an individual's right to privacy; and also insisted on a single system laws cutting across various environmental issues.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Residents block Jasola road demanding clearing of protest site
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Local people demanding opening of the road blocked due to the anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh have started their own demonstration and have in turn blocked the main Jasola road here.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Circus lion feels grass for the first time in 13 years
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) There is nothing worse than a life led in captivity. None can feel it more than the born-free who is always suppose to live free.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Indonesia's Johan defends title in int'l triathlon c'ship
Jakarta, Feb 23 (IANS) Indonesian triathlete Jauhari Johan has defended his champion title in the elite man category during an international triathlon championship in the country's South Sumatra province, media reported.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Increased volatility ahead of Trump visit & Feb futures expiry
The Week gone by saw markets lose on three of the four trading days and register small weekly losses at close. BSESENSEX closed the week with losses of 87.62 points or 0.21 per cent to end at 41,170.12 points. NIFTY was down 32.60 points or 0.27 per cent to close at 12,080.85 points. The broader markets saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 lose 0.17 per cent, 0.08 per cent and 0.06 per cent respectively. BSEMIDCAP gained 0.21 per cent while BSESMALLCAP was up 0.44 per cent.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Shaheen Bagh eagerly awaits SC hearing on Monday
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Its business as usual at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, the venue of the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, even after several rounds of talks between the protesters and the Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nawaz was also 'selected' PM: Bilawal
Lahore, Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has targeted the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, saying that like Imran Khan the PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif too had been 'selected (by the establishment) for the post of Pakistan premier.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Shekhar Kapur takes a dig on Zafar's 'Mr India' remake
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) After actress Sonam Kapoor, filmmaker Shehkar Kapur, who is known for helming the iconic film "Mr India", has expressed his disappointment over the news of a remake of the movie by director Ali Abbas Zafar.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Here's what Rishi Kapoor wants young directors to follow
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has shared a piece of advice for the young directors.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump to call for India-Pakistan talks: Report
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will urge both India and Pakistan to maintain peace and stability along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and refrain from actions or statements that could increase tensions in the region, a media report on Sunday quoted a senior US administration official.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Hoarding outside Motera stadium gate collapses (Ld)
Ahmedabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Even as preparations were on in full swing for the arrival of US President Donald Trump at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, a a hoarding outside a VVIP gate crashed at the venue leading to embarrassment for the authorities here.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Tripura government teachers facing termination hold protest
Agartala, Feb 23 (IANS) A section of around 10,323 Tripura government teachers, facing termination of jobs due to a court verdict, on Sunday held a sit-in demonstration in Agartala demanding the setting up of alternative arrangements to protect their jobs, a leader of the teacher's body said.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Education
Habibullah files affidavit in SC on Shaheen Bagh blockade
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Wajahat Habibullah, who is involved in the ongoing efforts to lift the blockade at Shaheen Bagh, has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court, spelling out a solution to clear the road at the anti-CAA protest site here.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
5G smartphones to make up 15% of market in 2020
San Francisco, Feb 23 (IANS) A research report by Strategy Analytics has claimed that the number of 5G smartphones is expected to grow more than tenfold to reach 199 million shipments worldwide which translates to an estimated 15 per cent of all smartphone shipments, up from just 1 per cent in 2019.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
7 killed in quake near Turkey-Iran border
Ankara, Feb 23 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and five others injured after an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck near the Turkey-Iran border on Sunday, officials said.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Amitabh Bachchan pens emotional post for daughter Shweta
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's daughter Shweta recently organised her clothing label MxS' first fashion show, and the former is feeling super emotional.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Adequate cushion available to deal coronavirus disruptions'
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India Inc has adequate cushion available to deal with any temporary disruptions caused due to coronavirus outbreak, industry body Assocham said on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Temporary archway collapses at Motera stadium
Ahmedabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Even as preparations were on in full swing for the arrival of US President Donald Trump at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, a temporary gate crashed down at the venue leading to embarrassment for the authorities here.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,National
Three youths killed in Hyderabad accident
Hyderabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Three youths were killed and one injured in an accident involving their car in Karmanghat area of Hyderabad in the early hours of Sunday, police said.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: Real Kashmir seek home comfort against Indian Arrows
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Real Kashmir FC would be looking to overturn their slump in form against Indian Arrows in an I-League clash here on Monday. After getting beaten in their last two matches, Kashmir would look to get full three points against the foreigner-less Arrows.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Football
Priti Patel accused of bullying civil servants: Report
London, Feb 23 (IANS) The UK's Home Secretary Priti Patel has been accused of bullying senior civil servants over the last five years, a media report said.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Trump & India: Solid business ties with realty projects
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will be on his first official visit to India on Monday but he has had a longstanding business relationship with India through his real estate projects in the country.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Goa to host ISL final : Nita Ambani
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Nita Ambani, Founding Chairperson, Football Sports Development Limited on Sunday announced Goa as the venue to host the final of Indian Super League. The summit clash is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on March 14.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Mild tremors felt in Assam, Nagaland
Guwahati, Feb 23 (IANS) Two separate mild earthquakes with a magnitude 2.8 to 3.4 hit some parts of Assam and Nagaland on Sunday. There was no report of any damage or casualty, an official said.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MiG-29K crashes off Goa, pilot safe: Indian Navy
Panaji, Feb 23 (IANS) A MiG-29K aircraft crashed off Goa during a routine training sortie on Sunday morning, the Indian Navy said in a statement.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Archer Pawan looks forward to making mark at KIUG
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Four years ago when Pawan started archery few people in Dhansu, a small Haryana village, knew about the future prospects of the sport. He had played handball as a kid and even tried football, but he was stuck on picking an individual sport to specialise in.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
As Gujarat warms up for visit, Modi says 'honour' to host Trump
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Twenty-four hours before the Trumps land in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he is "looking forward" to welcoming US President Donald Trump.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Abstractionist Mehlli Gobhai's retrospective to kick off in Mumbai
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANSlife) A retrospective exhibition of Mehlli Gobhai (1931-2018), one of Indias most distinguished and pathbreaking abstractionists, will go on view at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai early March.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Japanese player Nishioka enters Delray Beach Open final
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Japanese player Nishioka Yoshihito has rallied to beat sixth seed Ugo Humbert of France 1-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the semifinal of the Delray Beach Open.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United States,Sports,Badminton
ISF president upbeat about Gymnasiade 2020 amid virus outbreak
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) Laurent Petrynka, president of the International School Sport Federation (ISF), has expressed his gratitude for, and confidence in, China's efforts in preparing for Gymnasiade 2020 scheduled for late October in Jinjiang in Fujian province.
2020-02-23
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Agra recalls visit of US Prez Eisenhower with Nehru (IANS Exclusive)
Agra, Feb 23 (IANS) While the historic town of Agra in Uttar Pradesh is all set to welcome US President Donald Trump on Monday, people here recalled the visit of 34th American President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1959 along with first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Rising star Jyotika wins fencing gold at Khelo India games
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Size does not always matter. Ask Himachal Pradeshs Jyotika Dutta, the epee specialist who is taking the Indian fencing world by storm. Petite, lean and more often than not the shorter fencer in a competition, that has rarely come in her way of overpowering taller and bigger opponents.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Trump's 'Baahubali' avatar is a hit
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A video showing "Baahubali" Trump fighting enemies on battlefield, riding a chariot with Melania along with his children Trump Jr and Ivanka on his shoulders, has netizens in splits.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
1st Test: Rahane, Vihari fight back after Boult show (Roundup)
Wellington, Feb 23 (IANS) Pace spearhead Trent Boult snared three wickets as New Zealand maintained an upper hand over India who had Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari to thank for their resistance as the visitors ended the third day on 144/4, still 39 runs behind the hosts' lead, in the first Test at the Basin Reserve here on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Fortnite star Ninja's Twitter account hacked
San Francisco, Feb 23 (IANS) Fortnite star, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins Twitter account is the latest high profile account to get taken over by hackers.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Macron 'not sure' of UK-EU trade deal by 2020 end
Paris, Feb 23 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has said that he was "not sure" a UK-European Union (EU) trade deal will be struck by December 31, the end of the Brexit transition period.
2020-02-23
Category: International, France,Politics
Will coronavirus cases drop with arrival of summer?
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Even as the world community is racing against time to find an effective solution to contain the novel coronavirus, several political leaders and even others including doctors and researchers have pinned hope that the virus would not be this deadly with the arrival of summer.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Robot Pepe to make Delhi students wash their hands!
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With the coronavirus fear looming large all over the world, a social robot will be nudging your son and daughter to wash hands before eating. Sounds surreal?
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cat in the mirror amuses netizens
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A cat, named Roscoe, looking at its own reflection in a magnifying mirror, has taken the internet by storm.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Scientific temper, adventure sports in Modi's Mann Ki Baat
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about unity, "Nari Shakti", enhancing the scientific temper of the youth and importance of adventure sports during the 62nd edition of his monthly radio programme 'Mann ki Baat' on Sunday. While he wished Indians for the upcoming celebrations of Holi, Gudi Padwa and the Indian new year, the Prime Minister reminded that the festivals carry a message of unity in them.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Trump shares 'Baahubali' video, says looking forward to India
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Before setting off for India on a two-day visit, US President Donald Trump tweeted a morphed video clip of the Indian film 'Baahubali' on his Twitter handle with a message.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Odisha CM files nomination for BJD President post
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik filed his nomination papers for Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President's post at the party's headquarters here on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Harry-Meghan makes statement after dropping Sussex Royal brand
London, Feb 23 (IANS) The UK's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have made an extraordinary statement laying bare their frustrations after being forced to drop their Sussex Royal brand, the media reported.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Turkey to open 1st-ever space training centre
Ankara, Feb 23 (IANS) Turkey is set to open the country's first-ever space training centre, it was reported.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
UN concerned over Afghan election result crisis
Kabul, Feb 23 (IANS) The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has said that it was "extremely concerned" over the two man contenders -- President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah -- disputing the results of the September 2019 presidential election.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
This jumbo has a way with water sprinkler
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A mesmerising video of an elephant playing at a water sprinkler has gone viral and the internet is in love with the clip.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Realme's Smart TVs coming to India in Q2 2020
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Realme was expected to unveil its smart TV on February 24 in Barcelona, Spain but with Mobile World Congress cancelled we don't have a global launch date but now in an interview on YouTube, Realme's Indian CEO Madhav Sheth revealed the smart TVs will arrive in India in Q2 2020.
2020-02-23
Category: International, China,Technology
Kerala school students to learn English at hi-tech IT labs
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) The Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) has launched E3 (Enjoy, Enhance & Enrich) an ambitious project for enhancing and enriching the English language proficiency of students by making use of hi-tech lab facilities in schools, said an official.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education
S.Korea reports 4th COVID-19 death as cases spike to 556
Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS) South Korea reported its fourth death from the new coronavirus on Sunday and added 123 new cases to bring the total confirmed cases to 556.
2020-02-23
Category: International, South Korea,International
Serie A games affected due to spread of coronavirus
Milan, Feb 23 (IANS) Fears of the spread of novel coronavirus has led to Inter Milan's game against Sampdoria among three Serie A fixtures to be postponed.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Italy,National
Underworld don Ravi Pujari detained in SA, likely to be deported
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Dreaded underworld don Ravi Pujari, operating from overseas, has been reportedly arrested in South Africa and efforts are on for his deportation to India.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Austrian Stefan Kraft claims 20th career ski jumping WC win
Bucharest, Feb 23 (IANS) Stefan Kraft of Austria has grabbed his fourth ski jumping World Cup win of the season and 20th overall in Rasnov, Romania and extended his lead in the overall ranking table.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Romania,Sports,Other Sports
ALERT: PM: Opening up Sriharikota was to encourage scientific temper so rocket launching can be experienced
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2020-02-23
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,
Damascus-Aleppo highway officially opens for travel
Damascus, Feb 23 (IANS) A week following its capture by the Syrian army, the Damascus-Aleppo strategic highway has been officially opened for the travel between the country's south and north, according to the state news agency SANA.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
People post hate speech while seeking answers on terrorism
London, Feb 23 (IANS) People often resort to using hate speech when searching about terrorism on a community group social media platform, say researchers.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Hosni Mubarak's sons acquitted of corruption charges
Cairo, Feb 23 (IANS) An Egyptian court has acquitted Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, the sons of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, in a corruption case.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Ways to make your office desk clutter-free
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANSlife) Whether you work from home or from an office space, feeling comfortable and productive in the workplace is important. Attractive and clean interiors can help create a comfortable and enjoyable working environment.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Disarray in Democratic ranks: Has Modi picked two term Trump? (Comment)
A tantalizing tweet or two can change the atmospherics, otherwise Narendra Modi may well be hosting a two-term Trump in Ahmedabad. The race for the Democratic nomination to fight Trump is a melee at this stage which could help enhance Modis reputation as a gambler. It must be remembered, of course, there are nine months left for American elections. Much can change.
2020-02-23
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Hectic lobbying for upcoming Kerala assembly bypoll
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) With the date of the upcoming Kuttanadu assembly constituency by-election to be announced anytime now, hectic lobbying has begun in the Congress-led United Democratic Front by hopefuls.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Samsung Galaxy A51: All rounder mid-range smartphone
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) After launching the successful "Galaxy A50" series last year, South Korean tech giant Samsung has introduced its latest mid-range smartphone -- Galaxy A51 -- in India.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Knockout tournament for us, we're ready: Lanning in Women's T20 WC
Perth, Feb 23 (IANS) Australia skipper Meg Lanning feels it's a knockout tournament now for her team after the shock defeat to India, as the reigning champions get ready to take on Sri Lanka here on Monday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Road map set for Syria's Idlib, says Erdogan
Ankara, Feb 23 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that a road map on Syria's Idlib was set following his phone calls with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Yasmin Karachiwala shares her fitness regime
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANSlife) "Pilates is a beautiful form of exercise that works on your awareness, your breath, your control, centering, concentration. It makes everything else that you do in life better," says the celebrity Pilates trainer Yasmin Karachiwala, who recently opened her Pilate Studio in Gurugram.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
BJP's Bihar campaign begins with Modi relishing 'Litti Chokha'
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The "Hunar Haat" event at the India Gate lawns in the national capital concluded on Sunday. The 10-day event also set the bells ringing for Bihar Assembly elections. Interestingly, it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who sounded the poll bugle as he relished the popular Bihari delicacy "Litti Chokha" during the event.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Imbibing Indian heritage in decor theme is the trend
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANSlife) Decor-theme integration, detailed customisation and a fusion of modern and traditional designs are some of the main preferences of the millennials today, says Priti-S Sidhwaani, CEO & Founder of DreamzKrraft.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Sanders wins Nevada Democratic presidential nomination election
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has beat back a last-minute attack attempting to link him to Russia and won the Democratic Party's internal election in Nevada for the party's nomination in November's presidential election by a large margin.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Is CAA propelling parties for Bihar polls already?
Patna, Feb 23 (IANS) With still eight months left for the Assembly elections in Bihar, the CAA shadow appears to loom large as all political parties in the state have started gearing up to blow the bugle to its tune.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Bihar,National
'Yagya' by Hindu Sena to bless Trump to defeat 'radical Islam'
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The head of a fringe outfit in India and an ardent follower of US President Donald Trump -- Vishnu Gupta has, believe it or not, arranged for a "Vishwa Shanti Yagya" or a World Peace Prayer.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Italy unveils tougher measures against COVID-19
Milan, Feb 23 (IANS) After a special cabinet meeting, the Italian government has announced tougher measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, as number of cases in the country increased to 79 with two fatalities.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Italy,International
Being Nut-wise: Busting the myths about almonds
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANSlife) Almonds are known to be one of the most popular nuts, and whilst they are enjoyed by people across the globe, there are some age-old myths associated with them.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
PUMA gets sustainable
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANSlife) As a part of PUMA's commitment to reduce their environmental impact and provide support to underdeveloped communities, the PUMA x FIRST MILE collection consists of shoes and apparel made from recycled yarn that is manufactured from plastic bottles.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Google Stadia to add four SteamWorld games soon
San Francisco, Feb 23 (IANS) US based search engine giant Google has revealed that its subscription-based game service "Stadia" will add four SteamWorld games to its line-up soon.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Iran open to talks with EU to salvage n-deal: Rouhani
Tehran, Feb 23 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that his country was open to talks with the European Union (EU) on possible ways to save the 2015 landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and major world powers, the media reported.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
We are caught in a bookish debate (Column: Spy's Eye)
Politics, nationhood and governance are all about people -- theories of these concepts are however, drowning the reality of their substance in a sea of words. 'Right is the new centre', 'Are we secular?' and 'India is threatened by majoritarianism' are the kind of prime movers of public discourse that significantly have been pushed up by the opposition right since the advent of the Modi regime in 2014. In the interest of international order, geographical units are recognised as 'nations' whose internal management might be scrutinised by the world opinion merely but whose external conduct was subject to a more definitive international law -- in both planes the evaluation of where a nation stands is people- centric.
2020-02-23
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Trump & Melania to spend an hour at Taj
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will tour the Taj Mahal on the first day of their visit to India. From Ahmedabad, Trumps will go to Agra and will stay here for at least two hours.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
NIA, military intel to probe Pak-made bullets in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) The Military intelligence has arrived in Kerala and will be joining the NIA, which is expected to begin probe into the recovery of 14 Pakistan-made bullets from Kulathupuzha.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Women's T20 WC: India look to continue momentum against B'desh
Perth, Feb 23 (IANS) Bolstered by their remarkable victory over holders Australia in the opener, India eves would look to continue the momentum when they take on Bangladesh in a Women's T20 World Cup clash here on Monday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
US expert refutes conspiracy theory on COVID-19 origin
San Francisco, Feb 23 (IANS) The novel coronavirus "occurred naturally from animals to people" rather than being "made in some biological weapon research", a leading US epidemiologist has said, refuting a conspiracy theory on the origin of the virus.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Taliban clashes on 1st day of reduced violence pact
Kabul, Feb 23 (IANS) There were eight clashes between the Taliban and Afghan security forces reported on the first day after the week-long seven-day "reduction in violence" pact came into effect in the war-torn country, the media reported.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
1st Test: Boult removes Pujara to keep NZ ahead (Tea report)
Wellington, Feb 23 (IANS) Mayank Agarwal struck a gritty half century but New Zealand held on to their driver's seat by removing Cheteshwar Pujara in the final ball before tea to leave India at 78/2, still trailing them by 105 runs, on the third day of the first Test at the Basin Reserve here on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Congress again raises GSP pitch before Trump visit
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Congress once again raised the pitch on Sunday, over much publicised Modi-Trump gala public event, connecting the same with general system of preferences (GSP) that was scrapped by the US.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
These awards are sponsored by... (Column: B-Town)
It is the film awards season again and, hence, the time for controversies, and for social media to burst with counter opinions.
2020-02-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pak inaugurates 1st-ever Afghan transit cargo train service
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistan Railways has inaugurated a first-ever train service that would exclusively transport Afghan transit cargo from Karachi to the countries' border.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
FinMin nod for relief to telcos unlikely
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Finance Ministry is unlikely to give consent to any cut in the licence fee and the spectrum usage charges (SUC) for relief to telcos to meet adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues, due to its own revenue position and economic slowdown.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
All eyes on Trump the tweetaholic as he begins India trip
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) For US President Donald Trump, Twitter is just a typewriter which takes him to television, breaking news, on Facebook and all over the place instantly to make sure he is noticed directly and distinctly.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Iran reports 6th COVID-19 death
Tehran, Feb 23 (IANS) Iranian authorities have announced that number of coronavirus deaths in the country has increased to six, with 28 confirmed cases.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,International
Drones aid in combating locust menace (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India's indigenous drone industry has come to the rescue of the country's farmers from the locust menace which has impacted crops in Rajasthan.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
China coronavirus toll increases to 2,442
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) The overall death toll in mainland China due to the deadly coronavirus increased to 2,442 on Sunday, while the number of confirmed cases reached 76,936, according to health authorities.
2020-02-23
Category: International, China,International
NBFCs,HFCs may get 1 year extension for restructuring loans
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Financially sound non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) and housing finance companies (HFCs) may be next in line to be permitted extension of the date of commencement of commercial operations (DCCO) of project loans for commercial real estate by another one year without downgrading the asset classification.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
1st Test: Jamieson tears into Ashwin as India fall behind
Wellington, Feb 23 (IANS) Debutant Kyle Jamieson ensured that his debut was not only made memorable with the ball. Playing in place of New Zealand's star paceman Neil Wagner, the towering cricketer also showed he can bat and gave the selectors more reason to consider him as a serious talent for the future.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Trump's India visit a blessing in disguise for Satya Nadella
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who courted a big controversy by saying "CAA is just bad for India" at a tech event last month, begins his three-day India trip from Monday while US President Donald Trump has ensured that all the space across media outlets goes to him.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Honduras,Technology
Bernie Sanders wins Nevada Democratic caucuses
Las Vegas, Feb 23 (IANS) As votes were still being counted, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders obtained 54.2 per cent of the county delegates and was declared by the US media as winner of the Democratic caucuses in the state of Nevada.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Honduras,Politics
10 dead, 30 trapped in Pak marble quarry
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and some 30 others were trapped after a rockslide hit a marble quarry in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Puppetry isn't just for children: Dadi Pudumjee
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Recipient of the Padma Shri honour and founder of The Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust, which recently presented the 18th Ishara International Puppet Theatre Festival, produced by Teamwork Productions in Delhi and Chandigarh, Dadi Pudumjee believes that it is a misconception that puppetry is meant only for children's consumption.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shobana lights up 3rd evening of Khajuraho Dance Festival
Khajuraho, Feb 23 (IANS) Classical dancer and popular South Indian actress, Shobana Chandrakumar Pillai, better known mononymously as Shobana enthralled the audience with her solo Bharatanatyam performance during third evening of the 47th edition of the Khajuraho Dance Festival yesterday. Innovative and carrying the traditional values in Vasistha style, she started her performance with a traditional composition composed in the raga Mallhari.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National
Wellington Test: Shaw fails to make impact in both innings
Wellington, Feb 23 (IANS) Prithvi Shaw was given the nod ahead of Shubman Gill as a second opener with Mayank Agarwal for the first Test against New Zealand here. But the young batsman failed to make the most of his opportunities in both innings with scores of 16 and 14.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Emergency in Balochistan-Iran border areas over COVID-19
Quetta, Feb 23 (IANS) The government in Pakistan's Balochistan have imposed emergency in all of the province's districts that share a border with Iran with immediate effect after the neighbouring country reported four coronavirus deaths.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
How the dead ship in 'Bhoot' came alive on screen
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Vicky Kaushal's "Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship" brings horror back on the Bollywood screen, and the overall production design of the film aimed at delivering a sense of unease and fear.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gender-bender: Bollywood in a 'trans' phase
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) When mainstream superstar Akshay Kumar takes up playing a transgender in "Laxmmi Bomb", you know change is happening in commercial Bollywood. Once upon a time, Bollywood heroism was about hypermasculinity, machismo and testosterone, and about following the formula of a guy saving a girl from five men and the two eventually falling in love. Now, mainstream actors are increasingly in the mood to experiment, and cross-gender roles -- where actors and actresses go for a gender reversal with the characters they portray -- are becoming commonplace.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Deepika Padukone: Working with Ranveer in '83' a refreshing change
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Real-life couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are back as an on-screen couple. The actress says considering the kind of movies the pair has done in the past, doing "83" was a refreshing change.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gillespie hails Ishant's desire to learn, improve and get better
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie has lauded Ishant Sharma for his attitude, saying his desire to learn, improve and get better is keeping him in good stead.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Robert O'Brien denies evidence of Russia helping Trump reelected
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser (NSA) Robert O'Brien said that he had not seen any evidence that Russia will help Trump get reelected.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Wellington Test: Ishant grabs five but NZ take lead to 183 (Lunch report)
Wellington, Feb 23 (IANS) Ishant Sharma took five wickets but debutant Kyle Jamieson continued to hog the limelight with a rapid cameo as New Zealand were all out for 348 at lunch, to take a 183-run lead against India on the third day of the first Test at the Basin Reserve here on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pavail Gulati: 'Thappad' is a risky role for me
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actor Pavail Gulati gets his big Bollywood break as Taapsee Pannu's on-screen husband in Anubhav Sinha's upcoming film "Thappad", and he says that working with the maker helped him to gain confidence as an actor.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kate Beckinsale's deep purple flaunt in lingerie
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Kate Beckinsale flaunts an enviable toned physique at 46, in a new lingerie photograph she posted on social media for fans.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Gunman opens fire at shisha bar in Germany, no injuries
Berlin, Feb 23 (IANS) A gunman has attacked a shisha bar in southwestern German city of Stuttgart, local media reported on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Germany,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sonbhadra gold reserve: How did the information spread?
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Day after the news of discovery of gold deposits estimated to be around 3,000 tonnes in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, the Geological Survey of India (GSI) on Saturday rejected any such finding and issued a clarification that the estimated reserve is about 160 kg.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Over 400 tribal families fear homelessness in UP's Sonbhadra
Sonbhadra , Feb 23 (IANS) More than 400 tribal families in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, have already started fearing homelessness, after the Geological Survey of India (GSI) has discovered gold deposits of around 3,000 tonnes worth Rs 12 lakh crore here, which is almost five times India's current reserve of the yellow metal.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
South Sudan rival leaders form unity government
Juba, Feb 23 (IANS) Rival leaders in South Sudan have formed a coalition government, in a step towards ending a bloody civil war that has left 10,000s dead and millions displaced.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Sudan,Politics
Anti-CAA protesters gather outside Jaffrabad metro station
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A large number of anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protesters gathered outside Jaffrabad metro station in northeast Delhi on Saturday night.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Karan Singh Grover launches his art website, YouTube channel
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actor Karan Singh Grover, who turned a year older on Sunday, launched his art website and YouTube channel.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Man batters mother to death in MP
Khandwa (MP), Feb 23 (IANS) A 32-year-old man battered his mother to death, stuffed her body in a sack and dumped it in a drain in Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa district, police said on Saturday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hyderabad police not to allow Shaheen Bagh-type protest
Hyderabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar on Saturday said no Shaheen Bagh-type protest would be allowed in the city.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Sonowal to receive Clause 6 panel report with full cabinet on Tue
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, along with his entire cabinet, would on Tuesday receive the final report of the high-level panel formed to review and suggest measures for the implementation of Clause 6 of the 1985 Assam Accord, a senior minister said on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
BSNL employees plan hunger strike on Monday
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) has decided to organise a country-wide hunger strike on February 24 for early implementation of the cabinet decisions on the Bharat Sanchar Nigam's revival.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bharti Infratel board to meet on Monday
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Bharti Infratel board will meet on Monday to decide the future course of action after it received the Department of Telecommunication's (DoT) approval for foreign direct investment (FDI) for merger with Indus Towers, according to a filing to the stock exchange on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Sonowal to launch Rs 710 crore Assam Darshan scheme on Monday
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) The Assam government will launch the Rs 710 crore Assam Darshan scheme, aimed at infrastructure upgradation of religious places, on February 24, a senior minister said here on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Man charred alive in a flat in Gurugram
Gurugram, Feb 22 (IANS) A middle-aged person charred alive inside his flat in Gurugram on Saturday morning, the police said.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam to remove "Maktab" from names of govt schools
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) The Assam government has decided to delete the Arabic word 'maktab' - traditional islamic elementary school - from the nomenclature of 63 state and state-aided primary schools immediately, a senior minister said here on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
FM asks G-20 to enhance global risk monitoring
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday called upon the G-20 countries to enhance global risk monitoring and explore the scope for policy co-ordination to deal with such risks.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India must push for pro-biz policies to reach $5T economy: CEA
Kanpur, Feb 22 (IANS) India must fully implement pro-business policies that allow fair competition to push the country's economy towards the $5 trillion GDP mark, chief economic advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian said on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy
Top-notch IT, hospitality firms take part in LGBTI job fair
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Many top-notch IT and hospitality companies participated in a job fair organised for the LGBTI community here on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
9 dead, 5 injured in Kathua road accident
Jammu, Feb 22 (IANS) Nine people were killed while five others sustained injuries on Saturday evening after a vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Kathua district of Jammu region, police officials said.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jayaram loses in semis, Indian challenge ends in Barcelona
Barcelona, Feb 22 (IANS) Indian challenge at the Barcelona Spain Masters ended on Saturday with shuttler Ajay Jayaram's defeat in the men's singles semifinal. Jayaram lost 20-22, 12-21 to Thailand's Kunlavut Vitidsarin in a match that lasted 39 minutes.
2020-02-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
FIH Pro League: India beats Australia in penalty shootout
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) India beats Australia in penalty shootout after the second FIH Pro League match between the two sides ended in a 2-2 draw at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
'Namaste Trump' committee holds secret meeting, media barred
Gandhinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) The newly formed 'Namaste Trump Nagrik Abhivadan Samiti' on Saturday held a closed door meeting at the Circuit House in Ahmedabad regarding the 'Namaste Trump' event to be held at the Motera stadium on Monday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Himchal to host paragliding pre-World Cup
Shimla, Feb 22 (IANS) Himchal Pradesh will host the paragliding pre-Word Cup at Bir Billing in Kangra district from March 31, event organisers said on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
ISL: Late goals help ATK hold Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS) Two late goals by ATK cancelled two scored in the first half by Bengaluru FC as the final scoreline read 2-2 at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Asian Wrestling C'ships: Dahiya wins gold for India
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Ravi Dahiya (57kg) on Saturday won the lone gold among the four Indian finalists on the penultimate day of the Asian Wrestling Championships at the KD Jadhav wrestling hall in New Delhi. Bajrang Punia (65kg), Gourav Baliyan (79kg) and Satywart Kadian (97kg) had to settle for silver, while Naveen (70kg) missed his shot at the Bronze.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Adhir won't attend Trump dinner, cites exclusion of Sonia
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who has been invited to attend the dinner with US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, said he will not attend the function as his party chief Sonia Gamdhi has not been invited.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
LeT associate arrested in Kashmir's Sopore
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested a terrorist associate linked to proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in north Kashmir's Sopore.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
16 lakh people joined AAP after it won Delhi polls: Minister
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The popularity of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has increased after it registered a resounding victory in the recently held Delhi Assembly elections.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Global Investors meet a step towards making J&K industrial hub'
Jammu, Feb 22 (IANS) Advisor to the Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor, Farooq Khan, has reiterated that the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will flourish in the times to come and in this regard the Global Investors' Summit is the first step.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Ex-CIC welcomes Shaheen Bagh protesters' move
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Former Chief Information Officer Wajahat Habibullah, who has been assisting the interlocutors in dialogue with the anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh, has welcomed the protesters' initiative to clear the blockade.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
ICC Women's T20 WC: Devine's 6th consecutive 50 helps NZ beat SL
Perth, Feb 22 (IANS) Sophie Devine once again proved unstoppable as her sixth consecutive 50+ score steered New Zealand to victory in their ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 opener against Sri Lanka.
2020-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
J&K officials review arrangements for Amarnath Yatra
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) Senior Jammu and Kashmir officials on Saturday convened a meeting to review arrangements being put in place for the smooth conduct of the ensuing Amarnath Yatra 2020.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
Railway police to wear body cameras in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS) South Western Railway's (SWR) Hubli division police personnel will wear cameras on uniform for providing enhanced security to passengers and property, railways said on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Amit Shah, Jaishankar to attend 'Namaste Trump' event
Gandhinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah and External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar are likely to attend the 'Namaste Trump' event at the Motera stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
US Secret Service personnel land at Jaipur, review security
Jaipur, Feb 22 (IANS) In the wake of US President Donald Trump's scheduled visit to India, a special aircraft of the US Army landed at the Jaipur Airport on Saturday at around 9.30 a.m. to review security arrangements on ground. It returned after an hour at around 10.30 a.m.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
J&K artisans showcase handmade products at Noida trade show
Jammu, Feb 22 (IANS) Continuing its efforts to provide sustained marketing platforms for the promotion of business for hand-made products from Jammu and Kashmir, the state Handicrafts Department has sponsored 30 registered artisans and weavers for participation at the trade show in Noida, Uttar Pradesh which commenced on Saturday, officials said.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Business/Economy
NRC Assam coordinator says names of ineligible persons figure in final list
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) Nearly six months after the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the state coordinator of the exercise has indicated that a few names of "ineligible persons" were present in the list and that he has written to officials of all 31 districts seeking details of such people.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National
Man booked for threatening police officer on social media
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday took cognizance of a threat to a senior police officer on social media and registered an FIR against a person for posting a "threatening message" on Facebook.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Minister urges spice farmers, exports to double efforts
Kochi, Feb 22 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Parkash here on Saturday asked the spice farmers to double their output and urged exporters to increase trade with other countries to help India reach the $5 trillion economy goal and become a global powerhouse by 2024-25.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Rule of law fundamental feature of modern Constitutions: CJI
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde said on Saturday that the most fundamental feature of majority of modern constitutions is the idea of the "rule of law".
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'No religious connotation in Kartarpur corridor remarks'
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta on Saturday expressed surprise over his remarks being misunderstood, saying there was no religious connotation in Kartarpur corridor remarks.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Karnataka budget to allot funds for drinking water project
Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS) Bolstered by the Supreme Court's interim nod for the gazette notification of the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal award by the Central government, Karnataka decided to allot funds for the drinking water project in the state's northwest region, an official said on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Sports event for inmates begins at Pulwama in Kashmir
Pulwama, Feb 22 (IANS) A sports event for inmates at the Special Jail (Correctional Home), here, was opened on Saturday. The 10-day sports event, organised in collaboration with the District Youth Services and Sports, was declared open by Raghav Langer, Deputy Commissioner of Pulwama.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
In Kerala, only 142 people left under coronavirus observation
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 22 (IANS) Amid a high alert against coronavirus across the country, Kerala Health Minister K. K. Shailaja on Saturday said there are only 142 people under observation at homes and in hospitals in the state.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Kerala,National
Schools in Kashmir to re-open on Feb 24
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) All schools in Kashmir are set to re-open on February 24 after the winter break. Director School Education Mohammad Younis Malik said all arrangements were in place.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education
Gandhinagar declaration adopted as CMS convention concludes
Gandhinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) The Gandhinagar declaration was adopted by the 13th Conference of Parties (COP) at the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) convention, which concluded here on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' misused to construct militant India: MMS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Hailing the role of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in shaping India a modern nation state, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday hit out at the Narendra Modi-led Central government, saying "nationalism" and the slogan of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' are being misused to construct a militant and purely emotional idea of India.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM Modi inaugurates 1st edition of Khelo India University Games
Cuttack, Feb 22 (IANS) The inaugural edition of the Khelo India University Games was launched here on Saturday with a dazzling opening ceremony with Prime Minster Narendra Modi too gracing the occasion with his virtual presence.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Rajnath: I pray for early release of Abdullahs & Mehbooba from detention (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that he is praying for the early release of three former chief ministers of Jammu & Kashmir from their detention and hoping that they will contribute to normalizing situation in Kashmir.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DTO in Kashmir suspended on alleged corruption charges
Kupwara, Feb 22 (IANS) The District Treasury Officer (DTO) Kupwara in J&K, Mohammad Ashraf Ahanger, has been placed under suspension on corruption charges on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Only 160 kg of gold can be extracted in Sonbhadra,says GSI
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has poured cold water on the El Dorado-type scenario in Sonbhadra as it estimates that only 160 kg of gold can be extracted from the deposits and the surveys for gold in the region have not been encouraging.
2020-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National
BJP leader wants Justice Gogoi as Law Commission Chairman
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ashwini Upadhyaya has written to the Prime Minister's Office demanding that former Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi be appointed Chairman of the Law Commission of India.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sanjay Kapoor: I find this phase of my career interesting
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sanjay Kapoor who recently appeared in the anthology "Zindagi InShort" says his character in the short film, which addresses marital rape, was a morally tricky one and that in turn intrigued him to be a part of the story.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
M'rashtra AIMIM leader withdraws 'hate-comments'
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Following a nationwide furore over his "communal hate-speech", All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) ex-legislator of Maharashtra Waris Pathan withdrew his controversial remarks here on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
PM opens Khelo India University Games in Cuttack
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday a history had been created with the inauguration of the first Khelo India University Games in Cuttack.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Sports
Researchers develop coronavirus vaccine candidate
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) A team of researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia has created their first vaccine candidate in the laboratory for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
2020-02-22
Category: International, Australia,National
Hasaranga leads the way as SL beat WI by 1 wicket in 1st ODI
Colombo, Feb 22 (IANS) Wanindu Hasaranga led the rear guard action from Sri Lanka as they beat West Indies by one wicket in the first ODI between the two sides in Colombo on Saturday. Chasing a target of 290 that the West Indies set up largely thanks to a century from opener Shai Hope, Sri Lanka went through a middle order collapse after a 100-run stand by the openers.
2020-02-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Father commits suicide after daughter's marriage gets snapped
Ranchi, Feb 22 (IANS) A man commited suicide in Jamshedpur on Saturday as he was disappointed by the snapping of his daughter's proposed marriage, the police said.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Father of Indian woman in virus-hit ship awaits PM's response
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) A 24-year-old Indian woman, whose father has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get her evacuated from the cruise ship Diamond Princess where several have been affected by coronavirus, was tested for the dreaded disease again on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National
3 girl students killed, 2 injured in Chandigarh blaze
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Three girl students -- aged around 20 years -- were killed and two others got injuries on Saturday in a major fire in their double-storey paying guest accommodation at a residential area in Chandigarh's Sector 32, police said.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vaghela flays 'wastage' of public money on Trump visit
Gandhinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's scheduled visit to Gandhi Ashram has been cancelled by people who don't like to speak the truth and opposed the truth, said former Gujarat Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela here on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
OYO announces bug bounty programme to strengthen security
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Hospitality unicorn OYO has said that it will introduce a bug bounty programme towards ensuring that there is a credible and continuous flow of positive feedback from independent security groups and individual researchers to mitigate against any bug or shortfall in the company's systems.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Hizbul terrorist arrested from J&K's Baramulla
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) A terrorist affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, who was active in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla and Sopore areas, has been arrested, police said on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Goa ushers in Carnival with pomp and splendour
Panaji, Feb 22 (IANS) Goa kept its date with its Portuguese cultural past on Saturday by ushering in the Carnival in the state capital with traditional float parades, King Momo's salutations and general merry-making on the chock-a-block streets of Panaji.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
River linking project in TN to be completed this year
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday announced a project to prevent sea erosion at an outlay of Rs 52.46 crore in Thoothukudi district.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Notorious drug peddler arrested in Srinagar
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Srinagar have arrested a notorious drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Babita Phogat credits success in wrestling to dad's strictness
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) She would not have become an international wrestler had her father not been strict. Perhaps, she would have been confined to the four walls of the house as a shy girl. These were the childhood stories of two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Babita Phogat at the third edition of Playwrite, a sports literature festival, here.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Sports
'Sinister campaign on social media to influence judiciary' (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday expressed concern over a "sinister campaign" on social media attempting to influence the judiciary.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Death-row convict's anxiety, depression obvious: Court
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday dismissed an application by one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya rape-murder case, Vinay Sharma, seeking medical treatment and observed general anxiety and depression in a death-row convict were "obvious".
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Payal Ghosh learning Spanish for upcoming role
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actress Payal Ghosh is taking Spanish lessons as preparation for an upcoming role in Bollywood.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Three girl students killed in Chandigarh blaze
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Three girl students -- aged around 20 years -- were killed and two others got injuries on Saturday in a major fire in their paying guest accomodation in a residential area in Chandigarh's Sector 32, police said.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samsung halts production at Gumi phone plant over virus case
Seoul, Feb 22 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said on Saturday that it has temporarily shut down a smartphone plant in the South Korean city of Gumi, shortly after a plant employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-02-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
TN scraps development of PCPIR
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu government on Saturday announced that it is scrapping the Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) project following opposition from the people and others.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Militant numbers dwindle in Kashmir, says J&K DGP
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) The number of militants active in Kashmir has come down and only 200-250 militants are active in the valley now.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story' writer Dilip Jha working on 2 new biopics
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Writer Dilip Jha, who scripted the blockbuster "M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story", besides several TV shows, is working on a couple of new biopics he describes as "inspiring stories of social change".
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJD protests against AIIMS Bhubaneswar's directive on Hindi
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha on Saturday protested against the imposition of Hindi language by AIIMS Bhubaneswar in its organisational processes.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Balladeers threaten to 'chop off' M'rashtra woman activist
Pune (Maharashtra), Feb 22 (IANS) Maharashtra's woman activist Trupti Desai, known for leading agitations at Shani Shingnapure, Haji Ali Dargah and Sabarimala Temple, has claimed death threats from supporters of a famed balladeer Nivrutti Deshmukh alias Indurikar Maharaj based in Ahmednagar, on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kaveri Priyam: People know me after 'Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke'
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actress Kaveri Priyam, who plays Kuhu in "Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke", feels the TV show has helped her become a household name.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ranji quarters: Gujarat cruising, Saurashtra in driver's seat
Valsad (Gujarat), Feb 22 (IANS) Chintan Gaja, who had scored a fifty as Gujarat posted a mammoth 602/8d in the first innings, picked up five wickets as Goa were bowled out for 173. While Goa skipper Amit Verma scored 56, he hardly found any support as Gujarat opened up a big 429-run lead in the first innings.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
I-League: TRAU host struggling East Bengal
Imphal, Feb 22 (IANS) TRAU FC will be playing host to struggling Kolkata giants East Bengal on Sunday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football
Allahabad rail division renamed as Prayagraj division
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The government on Saturday changed the name of the Indian Railways Allahabad division to Prayagraj division and it also proposed to change of the other railway offices in the Division bearing the name Allahabad.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League: Chennai, Aizawl look to move up the table
Coimbatore, Feb 22 (IANS) Defending I-League champions Chennai City FC will be taking on former champions Aizawl FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Coimbatore on Sunday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
ISL: Battle for pride between Odisha and Kerala
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) Odisha FC will look to end their league season on a winning note when they host Kerala Blasters FC at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
China yet to allow India to evacuate citizens from Wuhan
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A week after India sought permission to send a special flight to deliver medical supplies and evacuate remaining Indian nationals from Wuhan, the epicentre of Covid-19 epidemic, China is yet to respond.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
PSL: Tariq Wasim entitled to use phone in dugout, says PCB
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had cleared the air over the use of mobile phone in the dugout during the Karachi Kings-Peshawar Zalmi game in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Friday in Karachi. The PCB said it was a case of confusion as the Karachi Kings' team sheet had failed to name Tariq Wasim as the team manager.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
ALERT: Govt changes name of Allahabad railway division to Prayagraj division
aks/prs
2020-02-22
Category: International, United States,
25% climate change messages on Twitter written by bots: Study
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) A lot of messages denying the effects of global warming might actually have been written by bots as new research from Brown University in the US found that about 25 per cent of the tweets about climate change that they analysed were produced by automated accounts.
2020-02-22
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Technology
Over Rs 50,000 cr released under PM Kisan scheme
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The central government has released more than Rs 50,850 crore till now under the PM Kisan scheme which completes one year on February 24.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shaheen Bagh protesters clear part of road
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The passage between Kalindi Kunj to Nodia (via Road No. 9, Okhla) which was blocked for more than two months due to the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests at Shaheen Bagh was opened on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Apple to bring budget AirPods Pro: Report
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Cupertino-based tech Giant Apple is reportedly planning to launch a lower-priced Airpods Pro Lite variant by mid-2020.
2020-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Women's T20 WC: I can smile now, says Taylor
Perth, Feb 22 (IANS) Stafanie Taylor says West Indies are breathing a collective sigh of relief after surviving a scare against Thailand in their ICC Women's T20 World Cup opener in Perth.
2020-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Kartik Aaryan starts 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' shoot in Jaipur
Jaipur, Feb 22 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan has begun shooting for the second installment of the "Bhool Bhulaiyaa" franchise in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Name loan waiver beneficiaries: Cong to govt
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Blaming the Narendra Modi government for the state of economy, the Congress said, here on Saturday, without improvement in the banking sector the country's economic condition couldn't be ameliorated.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Friends' cast to get almost Rs 18-cr paycheck each for reunion?
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer are taking home a whopping $2.5 million per head -- that's almost Rs 18 crore -- for coming together in an untitled, unscripted reunion special that will celebrate the long-running series, reports variety.com.
2020-02-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Former Tripura Chief Secy again sent to police custody
Agartala, Feb 22 (IANS) A local court on Saturday extended police custody of former Tripura Chief Secretary Yash Pal Singh, arrested on Monday in a multi-crore PWD scam from UP's Ghaziabad district, to three more days.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Alia on 'Friends' reunion: I may just pass out with joy
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt cannot keep her calm ever since she heard about the upcoming "Friends" Reunion. She says she might just pass out with joy!
2020-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Women's T20 WC: Taylor leads by example as WI survive scare
Perth, Feb 22 (IANS) Stafanie Taylor's all-round class helped West Indies survive a scare against debutants Thailand in their ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 opener in Perth on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Sharan-Sitak lose in Delray Beach Open quarter final
Florida, Feb 22 (IANS) Indias number two doubles player and 2018 Asian Games Gold medallist Divij Sharan along with his Kiwi partner Artem Sitak lost to top-seeded defending champions Mike and Bob Bryan in the quarter final clash of the Delray Beach Open.
2020-02-22
Category: International, Puerto Rico,Sports,Tennis
Ayushmann on Trump's tweet: Was great to see his reaction
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) A day after Donald Trump lauded the Bollywood gay rom-com "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan", the film's lead actor Ayushmann Khurrana is over the moon and said that it was great to see a reaction from the US President.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
No petty politics: BJP on reports on dropping Kejriwal, Sisodia (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Hours after reports suggested that the names of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia were dropped from city government schools events for the US First Lady, the BJP on Saturday said that there should be no "petty politics" on such important occasions.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ti toilets for women only impress Tweeple
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Photographs of super cute pink toilets for women that have been crafted out of old buses, have popped up at various locations in Pune, and these have gone viral on social media.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Court dismisses Nirbhaya convict's plea seeking medical care
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday dismissed a petition filed by one of the Nirbhaya convicts seeking treatment for mental illness, schizophrenia and injuries in head and arm.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gurugram Police's new post leaves Tweeple in splits
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Gurugram Traffic Police is quite active on social media and it is known for posting tweets laced with humour to convey social messages.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
George and Amal Clooney's mansion flooded after heavy storm
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Hollywood superstar George Clooney and wife Amal Clooney's mansion in Berkshire, England, suffered severe flood damage after Storm Dennis struck in that region.
2020-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bike Bot scam: ED raids locations in Delhi, Noida, Lucknow
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Multiple teams of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday carried out searches at over a dozen locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in connection with its money laundering probe against a Noida-based firm in the Rs 4,000-crore Bike Bot scam case.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SA fined for slow over-rate in 1st T20I against Aus
Johannesburg, Feb 22 (IANS) South Africa have been fined 20 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against Australia in the first Twenty20 International in Johannesburg on Friday.
2020-02-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
India issues travel advisory on Singapore
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Following the coronavirus outbreak, India has issued a travel advisory on Singapore and asked its citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to the south-east Asian business hub.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
OnePlus 8 launch may be online-only amid coronavirus concerns
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has stated on Weibo that the company will not be able to host a large offline launch event in the next few months and seems to be gearing up to unveil the upcoming OnePlus 8 series through an online livestream event amid coronavirus concerns.
2020-02-22
Category: International, China,Technology
Five langurs deployed for Trump's security in Agra
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Despite heavy security arrangement for US President Donald Trump, the security agencies are worried about monkeys who create misery in Agra. To tackle it, the security agencies have deployed five langurs (long-tailed monkeys) on the route of Trump's convoy.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
BJP lashes out at 10 Janpath ahead of Trump's visit
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Describing US President Donald Trump's standalone visit to India as a landmark moment in the Indo-US ties, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Saturday slammed the Congress for its skepticism and asked why it didn't allow former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to develop the kind of rapport Prime Minister Narendra Modi had with global leaders.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kunal Kemmu: I like the idea of building a franchise
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kemmu will return to the web space with "Abhay" season 2. He says he likes the idea of continuing a story and building a franchise.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Visa aspirants seek divine intervention of 'Visa Balaji'
Hyderabad, Feb 22 (IANS) With issues related to the H-1B visa likely to come up during talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump, devotees at a temple here are seeking the divine blessings for softening the US' stance.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
'Football' and 'Biscuit' in Trump's security armour
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) As India is gearing up to welcome US President Donald Trump who will arrive on his maiden visit on February 24, a high level security apparatus has been put in place.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Neena Gupta says her dad was backbone while she raised Masaba
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Veteran actress Neena Gupta, a single mother, says her father helped raise her daughter Masaba, adding that he had turned out to be her backbone during the "most crucial time of my life".
2020-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australian fusion startup promises unlimited, safe energy
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) An Australian fusion startup called HB11 which is a spin-off from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, has secured patents for its ground-breaking, laser-driven technique for fusion energy generation that promises clear, safe energy.
2020-02-22
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Shaheen Bagh protesters put up demands before interlocutor
New Delh, Feb 22 (IANS) After the Supreme Court-appointed interlocutor Sadhna Ramachandran made a surprise visit to Shaheen Bagh on Saturday morning, the protesters put forth a series of demands before her.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Former India footballer Chatterjee passes away
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Former India footballer Ashok Chatterjee died here on Saturday. Chatterjee was part of the bronze medal winning squad in the Merdeka Cup in 1965 and 1966.
2020-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
India to be 'Sone ki Chidiya' again
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Twitterati has been abuzz with aspiration of seeing India returning to its golden days of being "sone ki chidiyan" ever since an estimated 3,000 tonnes of gold reserves were found in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra district.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
B'desh vs Zim Test: Zimbabwe 228/6 at the end of Day 1
Dhaka, Feb 22 (IANS) Zimbabwe were 228/6 at the end of Day 1 of their one-off Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Saturday. Craig Ervine scored a century but Nayeem Hasan's four-wicket haul pegged the visitors back in a see-saw opening day.
2020-02-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Google warns against installing Chrome extensions on Edge browser
San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Google has started displaying a warning to people using Microsofts new Edge browser while accessing Chrome web store.
2020-02-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Shahid Kapoor reunites with 'Kabir Singh' composers Sachet-Parampara in 'Jersey'
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) "Kabir Singh" actor Shahid Kapoor and the blockbuster's composers, Sachet Tandon and Parampara Thakur, are all set to team up again in the upcoming film "Jersey".
2020-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Haier bets big on smart home solutions in India
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Home appliances and consumer electronics brand Haier on Saturday announced 83 new products across categories along with its plans to spearhead the IoT era in the home appliances industry.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Rashpal, Sher, Jyoti, Monika aim for supremacy in Delhi Marathon
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Elite Indian athletes Rashpal Singh, Sher Singh, Jyoti Gawte and Monika Raut will look to underline their supremacy in the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon here on Sunday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Uddhav to visit Ayodhya on March 7
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister will visit Ayodhya on March 7 to mark the completion of his hundred days in office, a party leader said on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
SC judge showers praises on PM
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Supreme Court judge Justice Arun Mishra on Saturday did not fall short of praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inaugural function of international judicial conference in the capital.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Debate, discussion shatter conditions clouding truth: Prez
Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said at a conclave here that debate, discussion and scientific temper shatter the conditions clouding truth.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Low lying India's enemies may strike anytime: Kishan Reddy
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) India's enemies - internal and external -- may be lying low now due to unfavourable atmosphere but may strike at anytime, said Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy on Friday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
MyTeam11 offers streaming service for PSL
Jaipur, Feb 22 (IANS) SportsTiger, a multi-sports aggregator application by MyTeam11, one of Indias leading fantasy sports platforms, has acquired the digital live streaming rights of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 in India. PSL, in its fifth edition, got underway on Thursday, and will culminate with the final which is scheduled for March 22.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Poultry Federation against concession on US dairy products
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Ahead of the visit by US President Donald Trump next week, which could result in a limited trade deal between the US and India, the Poultry Federation of India has urged PM Modi to protect the domestic dairy sectors and not succumb to pressure to offer duty concessions to US.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National