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Left, ultra-Left sweep JU elections, ABVP 2nd in Engineering
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Ultra-left and Left organisations swept the students union elections in the Jadavpur University where the vote count was held on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
ISL: Mumbai City FC will make it to the play-offs: Sougou
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Mumbai City FC will play the last league game of the 2019-20 Indian Super League on Friday and a win would ensure that the Islanders qualify for the playoffs for the third time in the club's history.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Tesla Cybertruck pre-orders reach 5 lakh
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Cybertruck Owners Club has claimed that the pre-orders for the Tesla Cybertruck have reached five lakh, an average of almost 6,000 each day since November 2019.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sharad, Anjum, Eijaz on exercising caution when using social media
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actors Sharad Malhotra, Anjum Fakih and Eijaz Khan, who will star in the web series "Kashmakash", have spoken about the consequences of oversharing on social media.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Move over Nehru-Gandhis, BJP govt paints the town saffron
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) An RTI query in 2012 revealed that 12 central and 52 state schemes, 28 sports tournaments and trophies, 19 stadiums, five airports and ports, 98 educational institutions, 51 awards, 15 fellowships, 15 national sanctuaries and parks, 39 hospitals and medical institutions, 37 institutions, chairs and festivals and 74 roads, buildings and places are named after the first family of the Congress - the Nehru-Gandhi family.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tamil Nadu to set up Protected Special Agriculture Zone
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Assembly here on Thursday passed a Bill declaring the Cauvery delta region, comprising Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, some portions of Cuddalore and Pudukottai districts, as the Protected Special Agriculture Zone (PSAZ).
2020-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
India founded on pillars of Gandhian nationalism: Congress
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Reacting to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's advice on Thursday to desist from use of the word 'nationalism' since it had connotations of 'Hitler and Nazism', the Congress said that India was founded on the pillars of Gandhian nationalism.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tanwar files contempt plea in SC on Ravidas temple restoration
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha MP Ashok Tanwar on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking contempt proceedings against the Delhi Development Authority Vice Chairman and Delhi Chief Secretary for failing to implement the top court's 2019 directive for the restoration of idols and reconstruction of the Guru Ravidas temple at Tughlaqabad, Delhi.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
TECNO refreshes its CAMON series in India with 2 devices
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) TECNO, the global premium smartphone brand of Transsion Holdings, on Thursday refreshed its camera centric smartphone line up in the country with CAMON 15 and CAMON 15Pro for Rs 9,999 and Rs 14,999, respectively.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Rahul Gandhi2.0 likely in April
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi is set to return as party President in April, said party sources here in New Delhi on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
50 Cent sparks debate with jab at gender-neutral bathrooms
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Rapper 50 Cent has spoken about the confusion that he experienced stemming from a gender-neutral bathroom.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
HC seeks Delhi govt's response on Manu Sharma's plea
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought the Arvind Kejriwal government's response on the 1999 Jessica Lal murder case convict Manu Sharma's plea for pre-mature release. He is serving life-term.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress slams Centre over crop insurance scheme
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Congress on Wednesday accused the Centre of shutting down the crop insurance scheme in a "surreptitious" manner by making it completely unimplementable after the Union cabinet decided that the government would reduce its share in the premium.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Kunal Ganjawala: I'm okay being the voice of adult pop love songs
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Back in 2004, Kunal Ganjawala's sensuous "Bheege honth tere" in the film "Murder" became a nationwide rage, and the singer became an overnight sensation. He followed it up with many more hits including "Yaar ko maine", after which he became the voice of "adult pop love songs in movies". He says he is comfortable with that.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gokulam Kerala hopeful ahead of away game against Neroca FC
Imphal, Feb 20 (IANS) Neroca FC will be playing host to Gokulam Kerala FC in the I-League at the Khuman Lumpak Stadium on Friday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football
Rajkummar Rao wishes ladylove Patralekhaa on her birthday
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao took to social media to wish his ladylove, actress Patralekhaa, on her birthday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two killed as train derails in Australia
Canberra, Feb 20 (IANS) Two passengers were killed and several others injured when an express train derailed near the Victorian town of Wallan in Australia on Thursday, officials said.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajasthan HC defers IPL hearing to March 17
Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) In what could be a blow to Rajasthan Royals' plans of hosting a couple of their home games in Guwahati for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Rajasthan High Court has deferred their hearing to March 17.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Drink tart cherry juice to improve exercise performance
Toronto, Feb 20 (IANS) Tart cherry juice is known for reducing strength loss and improving muscle recovery after intensive exercise, and now researchers have found that it also helps in improving exercise performance.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Aakanksha Sharma: Recognition is important for an artist
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Singer Aakanksha Sharma, who won the Upcoming Female Vocalist of the Year award at Radio Mirchi Music Awards 2020, is happy that finally she got recognition for her talent.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CRISIL downgrades Vodafone Idea's Rs 3,500 cr NCD
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Rating agency CRISIL has downgraded Vodafone Idea's Rs 3,500 crore debt paper in view of lower likelihood of any relief from the government.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Better monitoring may help save lions in India
Dehradun, Feb 20 (IANS) An alternative method of monitoring endangered lions in India can help improve estimates of their numbers and also in making informed conservation policy and management decisions.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab may compensate farmers for setting up power towers
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said in the Assembly, here on Thursday, his government would soon come out with a policy on compensating farmers for the land used for setting up towers by the Punjab State Transmission Corporation (PSTCL).
2020-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Taapsee on Filmfare Awards storm: Glad my name wasn't dragged into it
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu, who recently won the Filmfare Critics' Choice Award for Best Actor (Female), has reacted on the controversy that the awards ceremony has generated this year, over Zoya Akhtar's "Gully Boy" sweeping most of the awards.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Bollywood
Federer withdraws from French Open after knee surgery
Zurich, Feb 20 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer on Thursday announced that he will be giving the French Open a miss this year after undergoing a knee surgery. The 38-year-old said in a social media post that he had an arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday in Switzerland.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Unable to hail a cab, Kirti Kulhari opts for rickshaw ride
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Unable to hail a cab on time, actress Kirti Kulhari was spotted taking a rickshaw ride in the city. The actress seemed quite happy with the experience as she posted a selfie on Instagram while enjoying the ride in Mumbai's Kharghar area.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
JSW Steel to pay Rs 19,700 cr by Mar 15 to acquire BPSL
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) JSW Steel is all set to wrap up one of the long-drawn and high-profile insolvency resolution cases, as it is likely to pay Rs 19,700 crore for acquiring the bankrupt Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd by March 15, sources said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rajeev Khandelwal turns cop for OTT show 'Naxal'
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Rajeev Khandelwal will be seen playing a cop in the upcoming web show "Naxal".
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
12 trucks carrying illegal 'Burmese supari' seized in Assam
Silchar, Feb 20 (IANS) Assam forest officials have seized 12 trucks carrying around 120 tons of illegal 'Burmese supari' (betel nuts from Myanmar) from Dima Hasao district in the state's southern part, officials said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amanda Bynes plans to launch new clothing line
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Amanda Bynes plans to start a career in fashion business.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Asian Wrestling C'ships: Divya wins gold, 4 Indians in final (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Divya Kakran on Thursday won the gold at the 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships, becoming the second Indian woman to win gold at the competition.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Facing racial jibes, Nagaland girl seeks refuge in TISS hostel
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) In a bizarre development, a tribal student from Nagaland has decided to stay put on the campus of the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) after fearing racial jibes at her suburban Mumbai home.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
K-pop band BTS debut a new track on TikTok
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Korean boy band BTS are set to debut a new track called "ON", from their latest album "Map Of The Soul: 7", on the short video-making platform TikTok.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Red Bull Neymar jr's five-a-side qualifiers kicks off
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Following the success of the 2019 edition, Red Bull Neymar Jr.s Five, a globally established five-on-five football tournament kicked-off its fifth edition with the city qualifiers from February 15 to March 8 across 18 cities in the country.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
As SC stays death warrant in Surat case, questions persist over Nirbhaya case delay
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Amid public outcry over the delay in execution of death penalty given to four convicts in Nirbhaya case, the Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the death warrant issued by a Gujarat court in the execution of a 22-year-old man convicted in the rape and murder of a three-year-old child in Surat in 2018.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kareena, Malaika, Amrita redefine friendship goals in new pic
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actresses Malaika Arora, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Amrita Arora can be seen setting friendship goals in a new photograph.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Manjot Singh has a message for casting directors
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Manjot Singh feels casting directors and scriptwriters should look at Sikh actors beyond their appearance and stereotypes.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Crisil, India Rating, Brickwork downgrade Vodafone Idea (Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Telecom major Vodafone Idea's survival is under serious doubt as the company's ratings have been downgraded by three agencies in the span of just two days.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jr NTR collaborates with director Trivikram for next film
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Telugu star Jr NTR will collaborate with filmmaker Trivikram for his 30th film.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Jennifer Lawrence returns to acting after marriage
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrenceis all set to return to the screen for the first time after marriage last year. She has taken up a role in director Adam McKay's upcoming Netflix comedy titled "Don't Look Up".
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Lenovo unveils new wireless headphones at Rs 2,499
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Chinese multinational technology company Lenovo on Thursday launched its new wireless headphones 'HD 116' for Rs 2,499 in India.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Huawei P40, P40 Pro appear on certification site TENAA
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone giant Huawei is likely to refresh its flagship P series with the P40 Pro and P40 and both the smartphones have been listed on the country's certification site -- TENAA.
2020-02-20
Category: International, China,Technology
Millie Bobby Brown: Sexualisation & insults made me insecure
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) "Stranger Things" actor Millie Bobby Brown, who turned 16 a day ago, posted an emotional post on her birthday, explaining how she dealt with online bullying and unecessary negativity.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
5 killed in tragic road accident in J&K
Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) At least five people were killed in a road accident at Gagwal on the Jammu-Pathankot National Highway on Thursday, officials said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vicky Kaushal: Ayushmann Khurrana and I are connected somewhere
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal returns to the screens for the first time since his National Award-winning blockbuster "Uri: The Surgical Strike" with his new release, "Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship". At the box-office the film clashes with "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan", starring Ayushmann Khurrana, with whom he shared the National Award. Ayushmann received the honour for his role in "Andhadhun".
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala HC calls for files pertaining to missing cartridges
Kochi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Thursday asked the production of all files related to the missing cartridges of the Kerala Police.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
26 killed in two road accidents in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) At least 26 people were killed in two separate road accidents in Tamil Nadu on Thursday, police said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Political storm over torture of Dalit youths in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) A viral video showing two Dalit youths in Rajasthan being beaten and tortured and a screwdriver being inserted into the rectum of one of the victims, has snowballed into a political controversy as Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday asked the state government to look into the issue.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Punjab & Haryana HC judge humours counsel, adjourns case over 'bad mood' request
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) A single judge bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has brought on record an unusual request by a counsel, who wished for a case to be adjourned, as he apprehended the court to be in "bad mood that might adversely affect" the matter.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cong uses Goyal's 'mini-Portugal' comment to attack Goa CM
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) Union Railways and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal's comment last week about creating a "mini-Portugal" in Goa, made at a business conclave in Mumbai attended by Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, has now found political currency.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Fintech funding in India doubled to $3.7bn in 2019: Report
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India became world's third largest financial technology (fintech) centre -- behind only the US and the UK -- in 2019 as fintech investments nearly doubled to $3.7 billion from $1.9 billion in 2018, an Accenture study said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Police officials, kin rescued after boat capsizes in Bhopal
Bhopal, Feb 20 (IANS) Several senior Madhya Pradesh Police officers and their family members, including the DGP's wife, had a providential escape after a boat they were riding in capsized in a lake here on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hero Indian Open from March 19
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A strong Indian contingent comprising numerous European and Asian Tour champions will take on an equally strong international star cast as the 56th edition of the Hero Indian Open (HIO) tees off next month.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
Asian Wrestling C'ships: Divya storms into final
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Divya Kakran (68 kg) on Thursday stormed into the final of her weight class at the 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships, beating Japanese junior world champion Naruha Matsuyuki along the way.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Hairdresser community gathers for Goa festival
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANSlife) In a coming together of India's hairdresser community, a hair festival in Goa saw the participation of over 5000 hair artists and salon owners and had signature masterclasses by celebrity, international MATRIX ambassadors -- Alfredo Lewis, Phillip Wolf and Danielle Keasling.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,IANS Life
No intention to remove Art 371: Amit Shah
Itanagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday assured that the Central government has no intention to remove Article 371 which provides special powers to the northeast, and warned that those trying to spread rumours will not succeed in their attempts.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Miraculous escape for Kamal, Kajal in 'Indian 2' accident
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) It was fraction of a second between life and death for movie top actors -- Kamal Haasan, Kajal Aggarwal -- and costume designer Amritharam at the shooting spot of movie "Indian 2".
2020-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
LaLiga launches its first ever campaign with Rohit
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) LaLiga, one of the most popular football leagues in the world, has launched an on-air campaign to promote the Spanish league in India with its brand ambassador, Rohit Sharma.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
SC stays Karnataka HC's non-bailable warrant against DGP
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the Karnataka High Court order, issuing a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against state Director General of Police for not showing up to give explanation in a transfer case of a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who has claimed that he had been transferred 30 times in 24 years.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jamia videos: 10 students record statements before Delhi Police
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Delhi Police Crime Branch on Thursday recorded statements of 10 students of the Jamia Millia Islamia in connection with videos of alleged police brutality inside the varsity campus on December 15.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Army doesn't discriminate on religion, gender basis: Naravane
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Welcoming an apex court judgment on permanent commission to women officers, Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Thursday said that the force did not discriminate against its members on the basis of religion, caste, creed, or even gender.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Ola syncs emergency button to police control room in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) The city police on Thursday said ride hailing platform Ola has integrated its emergency button with the police control room for faster security response to passengers in trouble.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology
KIIT students from tribal groups changing lives through rugby
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Sport has the power to change lives is a reality at the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), which is a part of the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) University.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Fitch gives 'stable' outlook to Airtel
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Bharti Airtel Limited's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BBB-' and senior unsecured rating 'BBB-' and the Outlook on the IDR is Stable.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bhushan Power Acquisition: JSW Steel to pay Rs 19,700 cr
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) JSW Steel is all set to wrap up one of the long-drawn and high profile insolvency resolution cases, as it is likely to pay Rs 19,700 crore to acquire the bankrupt Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd by March 15, sources said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ayushmann Khurrana catches up with LGBTQI+ fans in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who will next be seen in the gay rom-com "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan", interacted with LGBTQI+ fans during his visit to the Capital.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mahesh Babu unveils statue of veteran Telugu actor Vijaya Nirmala
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu, along with his father, veteran actor Krishna, unveiled the statue of his stepmother and well-known actor-filmmaker Vijaya Nirmala on Thursday here.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Barua, Chauhan summoned by Kolkata court for libel & slander
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) The 10th Metropolitan Magistrate Court of Calcutta has issued summons to Chess Grandmaster Dibyendu Barua and Secretary of the All India Chess Federation, Bharat Singh Chauhan for libel and slander against the Secretary of the Bengal Chess Association, Atanu Lahiri.
2020-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Vodafone Idea pays Rs 1000 cr to DoT towards AGR: Sources
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Vodafone Idea on Thursday paid Rs 1,000 crore to Department of Telecom towards its AGR dues, official sources said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Is National Museum confused with Harappan menu: Twitterati
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The National Museum has dropped all meat and fish items from its Harappan menu. But if one checks out the item on display, a fish is prominently visible.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Law student alleges rape by lawyer in UP
Bareilly, Feb 20 (IANS) A law student was allegedly raped by a lawyer and his accomplice inside his chamber in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district last week, police said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
S.Korea reports first COVID-19 death
Seoul, Feb 20 (IANS) South Korean authorities on Thursday confirmed the country's first coronavirus (COVID-19) death as the number of people infected with the disease continued to swell since the first reported case a month ago.
2020-02-20
Category: International, South Korea,International
Aussie, Indian eves welcomed at Sydney Opera House before WC
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) The Australian and Indian womens national cricket teams were officially welcomed to Sydney at the iconic Sydney Opera House ahead of the T20 Womens World Cup 2020 opening match at the Sydney Showground Stadium on Friday.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
China opposes Shah's visit to Arunachal
New Delhi/Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) Even as it is bogged down by the coronavirus epidemic, China on Thursday reopened a hostile front with India as Beijing "firmly opposed" Union Home Minister Amit Shah's visit to Arunachal Pradesh on its statehood day and warned India against "complicating" the border issue.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Arya stuns fans with ripped look in Pa Ranjith's next Tamil film
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Arya, who will be seen playing a boxer in Pa. Ranjith's upcoming Tamil film, has stunned fans with his ripped look.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Dalits' beating in Nagaur horrific, sickening: Rahul
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Even as seven persons have been arrested on the charge of brutally assaulting two Dalit men in Nagaur district of Rajasthan, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday dubbed the crime "horrific and sickening".
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Kamal Haasan, Kajal Aggarwal, Rakul Preet offer condolences
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) After a tragic accident took place on the sets of "Indian 2", actors Kamal Haasan and Kajal Aggarwal have offered condolences.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Australia favourites but India are no pushovers: Mithali
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) Former India T20 captain Mithali Raj said that while hosts Australia are the favourites going into the 2020 Women's T20 World Cup, India will be no pushovers and the gap between the top teams and those below in women's cricket is reducing. India play Australia in the tournament opener on Friday.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Anti-CAA protesters begin indefinite fast in Lucknow
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) Women protesting against the citizenship law at the Clock Tower in Lucknow have started an indefinite fast from Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
IPL franchises red-flag All-Star game, likely to be scrapped
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The highly awaited All-Star game that was to be played before the start of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League looks set to be scrapped due to the objections from the franchises. A brain child of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly, the game was expected to be played around March 25 with the top stars battling it out in a one-off game.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ayushmann Khurrana catches up with LGBTQI+ fans in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who will next be seen in the gay rom-com "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan", interacted with LGBTQI+ fans during his visit to the Capital.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TN: 3 dead in mishap at 'Indian-2' movie shoot (2nd Lead)
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) Three workers of a film unit were killed when a crane fell on them while constructing the sets for the shooting of Kamal Haasan's movie 'Indian-2' near here on Wednesday night.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Court seeks Tihar's reply on Nirbhaya convict's injuries
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday sought response from the Tihar jail authorities on an application seeking one of the death-row convicts, Vinay Sharma, to be shifted to a hospital for treatment of injuries he sustained in jail.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab to present budget now on Feb 28
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) The Punjab Assembly on Thursday extended the Budget session till March 4. Also, the Budget would be presented on February 28, not on February 25 as decided earlier.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Pak Attorney General submits resignation
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan on Thursday submitted his resignation after the Pakistan Bar Council demanded his stepping down following his contemptuous comments regarding a full-court bench hearing Justice Qazi Faez Isas case against the presidential reference.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Three tribal men held in Tripura for slaughtering pythons (Ld)
Agartala, Feb 20 (IANS) The Tripura police have arrested three tribal men for slaughtering six pythons at Kathalbari village in Kanchanpur subdivision of North Tripura district.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Environment/Wildlife
ColorOS 7 trial version now available on flagship OPPO devices
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Chinese handset maker OPPO's customised operating system (OS) ColorOS 7, which is based on Android 10 OS, is being introduced to the company's line up of flagship smartphones on a trial basis, the company announced on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Prez, PM greet Arunachal, Mizoram on their Statehood Day
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and other senior leaders warmly greeted the people of Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh on their Statehood Day on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Who was the victim in SUV shooting in Delhi? (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Hours back when a video went viral on social media of a sensational murder inside an SUV on Delhi roads, it was said the victim was an accused in an attempted murder case. New details show, Pawan alias Anchil Thakur's was actively involved in students' politics.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three tribal men held in Tripura for slaughtering pythons
Agartala, Feb 20 (IANS) The Tripura police have arrested three tribal men for slaughtering six pythons at Simlung village in Kanchanpur subdivision of North Tripura district.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fadnavis gets bail in election case
Nagpur, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday secured bail of Rs 15,000 in a criminal case in a complaint pertaining to non-disclosure of criminal cases against him in his election affidavit of 2014.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
SBI Card's Rs 9,000 crore IPO opens on March 2
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) SBI Cards, the cards and payment services from the State Bank of India, will launch its initial public offering on March 2 to raise about Rs 9,000 crore. The proceeds are to be used by the parent SBI to enhance credit growth.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India congratulates Afghan President Ghani on his re-election
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India on Thursday congratulated Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on his re-election following the announcement of final results of the presidential elections.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Leander Paes a legend, has achieved a lot for India: Pierce
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Australian Open and Wimbledon champion Mary Pierce has paid a rich tribute to "legend" Leander Paes who will be bidding adieu to tennis at the end of this year.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Odisha govt collects Rs 38.67 cr fine under new MV Act
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) The Odisha government has collected over Rs 38.67 crore as fine for violation of traffic norms under the amended Motor Vehicle (MV) Act 2019, said a Minister on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Crisil, India Rating, Brickwork downgrade Vodafone Idea
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Telecom major Vodafone Idea's survival has in serious doubt as the company's ratings have been downgraded by three rating agencies in the span of just two days.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sindhu, Saurabh win ESPN India's player of year award
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu and shooter Saurabh Chaudhary bagged the female and male sportsperson of the year in the ESPN India Annual Multi-Sport Awards announced on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Filmmakers relive their journeys in 'Directors' Diaries 2'
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) With "Directors' Diaries 2", Rakesh Anand Bakshi, the son of the legendary poet and Bollywood lyricist, adds yet another volume to his ongoing series of conversations with Hindi cinema's most iconic voices.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Thai House votes down anti-coup motion
Bangkok, Feb 20 (IANS) Thailand's House of Representatives on Thursday voted down the Future Forward Party's (FFP) motion for a committee to study ways to prevent future military coups.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
PM expresses anguish over TN bus accident deaths
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed anguish over a bus accident in Tamil Nadu's Avanashi town in Tiruppur district which claimed 19 lives.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Panel on Clause six of Assam accord submits report
Guwahati, Feb 20 (IANS) A high-level panel formed to review and suggest measures for implementation of Clause six of 1985 Assam accord has handed over its report in a sealed cover to state Chief Secretary Sanjay Krishna through the Assam Accord Implementation Department, a committee member said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
COVID-19: CAIT urges PM to form GoM for impacted businesses
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute a Group of Ministers (GoM) to tackle the impact of coronavirus epidemic on India's trade and industry.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shastri recalls early days with national team
Wellington, Feb 20 (IANS) India's head coach Ravi Shastri has recalled the days when he made his international debut 39 years ago. In a conversation with Cheteshwar Pujara on the eve of the first Test between India and New Zealand here Shastri said that he would have never believed that he would be visiting the same venue in India colours where he had made his international debut.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pawan Kalyan donates Rs 1 crore for welfare of soldiers
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Janasena Party leader and Telugu film star Pawan Kalyan on Thursday donated Rs 1 crore for the welfare of armymen's families to authorities at the Kendriya Sainik Board here.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Taapsee: 'Being daddy's girl made things easy, difficult for Amrita'
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu, who currently awaits the release of "Thappad", shared an interesting post about the importance of parents support in shaping an individual's life, especially that of a woman's.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Krishnanagar, the land of mesmerising clay toys and figurines
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANSlife) My earliest visit to Krishnanagar was probably when I was 6 years old and all I can recollect about the visit is about a clay toy-maker and his wife (or perhaps his daughter painting tiny figures of all sorts of animals -- tigers, cows, cats, deer and horses. But what caught my eye was the clay figure of a farmer and his bullock cart as well as women grinding wheat. I later found out that at that time, the city was famous for the clay painted dolls and animals that were sold in little boxes at the railway stations. Visitors seldom left the city without buying at least one box of these figurines for their families. It is said that this craft began in Krishnanagar almost 300 years ago and ever since, the city has been famous for modelling - not just toys but images of gods and goddesses.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Daily flyers want only this flight attendant
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Regular flyers who find the safety drill monotonous can enjoy this video of a flight attendant delivering 'safety instructions' which has people rolling on the floor laughing.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Muslim ordained as priest says no body opposed him
Bengaluru, Feb 20 ((ANS) A Muslim youth who was ordained as a priest at a Lingayat Mutt in Karnataka's Gadag district on Wednesday, has said he felt blessed and that no body had opposed his decision to accept the Mutt offer.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Religion
Recharge your skin on the weekends!
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANSlife) Being an 'urbanista' and on-the-move throughout the week is exciting, however, there are many environmental and lifestyle factors linked to city living that can be very harmful to our skin.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Sharan-Sitak progress to last 8 of Delray Beach Open
Florida, Feb 20 (IANS) India's number two doubles player and 2018 Asian Games gold medallist Divij Sharan along with his Kiwi partner Artem Sitak on Thursday defeated the Swede-French pair of Andre Goransson and Ugo Humbert 5-7, 6-4(10-7) to seal their quarterfinal slot in the Delray Beach Open.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Puerto Rico,Sports,Tennis
Can't rely on one or two players to win T20 WC: Harmanpreet
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) India captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Thursday said they cannot just rely on one or two players to win a game and if they want to win the T20 World Cup, they need to play as a group.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
The art of resilience
February 20 Feb 20 (IANSlife) The group exhibition titled 'Bakhiya', being held at Threshold Art Gallery in the city till March 8 explores the resilience and tenacity of the human spirit to survive against seemingly insurmountable odds. Artists Achia Anzi, Gargi Raina, Priya Ravish Mehra, Rajendra Tiku, Rubaba Haider and Yael Bartana came together to share their stories of difficult journey and how they learned from the same.
2020-02-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,IANS Life
When a 70-yr-old Afghan came to India with 1 kg tumour in chest
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) For 70-year-old Afghan national Firoza Sarwari, Indian doctors proved to be God-send, who successfully removed a one-kg tumour from her chest in a complicated surgery.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pre-book Samsung Z Flip in India at Rs 1.10 lakh from Feb 21
Gurugram, Feb 20 (IANS) Samsung on Thursday announced the pre-booking for its new foldable smartphone Galaxy Z Flip in India from February 21 that will be available for thise who pre-book the device at Rs 1,09,999 from February 26.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
Sharjeel being taken to Assam, says his legal team
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Sedition accused Sharjeel Imam was being taken to Assam, his legal team said and claimed that they have been kept in the dark about the development. They also raised questions about the Delhi Police Crime Branch's motive.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
How to maintain good sexual hygiene
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANSlife) Sexual hygiene is important for both partners. Sushma Tomar, Infertility Specialist and Endoscopic Surgeon, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan tells you what can be done to maintain optimum sexual health without being obsessive about it.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Gajraj Rao, Jitendra Kumar reunite for TVF's 'Daddyji's Gift'
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actors Gajraj Rao and Jitendra Kumar, who are awaiting the release of their film "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan", are currently tickling the funny bone of the audience with their latest TVF's sketch "Conversations with Dad: Daddyjis Gift".
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
8th Delhi Literature Festival to begin on March 6
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANSlife) The eighth edition of the Delhi Literature Festival (DLF) will begin from March 6 at Dilli Haat.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
IIT-M official caught filming student in toilet
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) In a shocking incident, an IIT-M official was caught while making a video clip of a women's washroom on his cell phone while a Ph.D student was inside, police said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India at 128th in global mobile broadband ranking: Ookla
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India has been ranked 128th for mobile broadband and 66th for fixed broadband while mean download speeds on fixed broadband has slipped to 38.84 in January 2020 with minuscule improvement in mobile broadband to 11.58 Mbps, Ookla said in its Speedtest Global Index.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Lollipop Lagelu' singer Pawan Singh makes Hindi music debut
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Bhojpuri singer Pawan Singh, who gained popularity with the number "Lollipop Lagelu", is all set to make his Hindi song debut with the track "Kamariya Hila Rahi Hai".
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Rising discontent within BJP workers in UP'
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) Growing discontent among the BJP's cadres in Uttar Pradesh could cost the party dearly.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Democrat candidates attack Bloomberg in Las Vegas debate
Las Vegas, Feb 20 (IANS) Multi-billionaire media mogul and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made his Democrat presidential primary debate debut and quickly became an easy target for other candidates.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Honduras,Politics
Sona Mohapatra, Ram Sampath come together for a song
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Sona Mohapatra has reunited with her husband and composer Ram Sampath for a song, which the singer feels the country's youth will sing along with and be inspired by.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Larry Tesler, creator of cut-copy-paste, dies at 74
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Larry Tesler, a computer scientist and user interface (UI) guru who is most well-known for creating the seminal computer concepts cut, copy and paste, has passed away. He was 74.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
More land will be acquired for temple if needed: Nritya Gopal Das
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A day after Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas chief Nritya Gopal Das was named the chairman of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerath Kshetra Trust, he claimed more land will be acquired for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya if required.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Using daily moisturisers cannot prevent eczema in babies
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Researchers have found that using daily moisturisers on newborn babies cannot prevent eczema as previously thought.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mixed reaction from J&K on Centre's delimitation plan
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) The political parties in Jammu and Kashmir have given mixed reactions on the Centre's decision for beginning the process of delimitation of Assembly segments. While the ruling BJP has welcomed the move, most other political parties in the Union Territory have expressed apprehensions.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Avoid 'nationalism', it refers to 'Hitler, Nazism': Bhagwat
Ranchi, Feb 20 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said people should desist from using the word "nationalism" as it has connotations of "Hitler and Nazism".
2020-02-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
2 die in Iran after testing positive for COVID-19
Tehran, Feb 20 (IANS) Iranian health authorities have confirmed that two men have died after testing positive for the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), making it the first fatalities in the country and the second outside Asia.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Turkey,International
Coronavirus: Firms need to rethink existing supply chain route
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The coronavirus outbreak and its massive impact on the economy has ringed the bell to immediately rethink existing supply chain scenario as established strategies only work when they are not disrupted, a new report emphasised on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Imtiaz to attend Indian Film Festival of LA 2020
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) The 18th edition of Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is all set to kick-start from April 1 to April 5, and audience will get to witness the insightful discussions between the renowned filmmakers Imtiaz Ali and Anurag Kashyap at the five-day gala.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
What's goin' on: Netizens react to ice volcanoes
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A cold snap has brought some interesting phenomena to US' Lake Michigan creating "ice volcanoes" on its beachfront that has swept the Twitterati off their feet.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19 infected B'deshi in Singapore critical: Minister
Dhaka, Feb 20 (IANS) One of the five Bangladeshi men infected with the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) in Singapore was currently in "critical condition", Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen said here.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Ayushmann: Tahira's style of filmmaking is intimate, endearing
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has described his wife-director Tahira Kashyap's style of filmmaking as "intimate, endearing and extremely engaging".
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Recovery notices issued to 28 for anti-CAA protests in UP
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) Continuing the process of seeking damages for anti-CAA protests in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government has now asked 28 people, including Congress member Sadaf Jafar, retired IPS officer S.R. Darapuri and activist Mohammad Shoaib, to pay more than Rs 63 lakh.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Giraffe extinct in 7 countries, warn experts
Gandhinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) A century ago, more than one million giraffe used to roam across sub-Saharan Africa. But these gentle giants are now extinct in at least seven countries with only 100,000 left in fragmented populations across the continent, wildlife experts warned on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Vodafone Idea condition extremely precarious: Citi
New delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Vodafone Idea's situation remains extremely precarious given its net debt/EBITDA of 20 times, analyst firm Citi has said in a report.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ALERT: Several students among protesters detained by Delhi Police at UP Bhawan
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2020-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,
1st Test: India hold edge in Kiwi star Taylor's 100th Test (Preview)
Wellington, Feb 20 (IANS) India started their New Zealand tour on a note which they could have only dreamt off. They whitewashed the Black Caps in the five-match T20I series, thus boosting their confidence ahead of the T20 World Cup scheduled to be played later in the year in Australia. But the hosts made a remarkable comeback in the ODIs, winning the three-match series 3-0. And now, it is time for the Test matches.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Jagermeister logo does not offend Christians: Swiss court
Bern, Feb 20 (IANS) The logo for the German Jagermeister alcohol brand which a stag with a shining white cross between its antlers, is not religiously offensive, a Swiss court has ruled.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Switzerland,Politics
Debina Bonnerjee to play 'ultimate villain' in 'Aladdin...'
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Debina Bonnerjee will essay the role of a villain in the TV show "Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga".
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Nora Fatehi: I'm finally reaching my goals
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Nora Fatehi, who is all set to perform at the L'Olympia Bruno Coquatrix in Paris, is more than happy as she is finally reaching her goals.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Uncertainty as K'taka Cong yet to decide state party chief
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Dinesh Gundu Rao who had resigned as Congress' Karnataka unit President two months back after the bypoll debacle, met party interim chief Sonia Gandhi and demanded an early appointment to the post.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
School principal in UP advises on cheating, gets arrested
Mau (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 20 (IANS) Even as the Yogi Adityanath government has gone overboard saying that it will ensure a fair board examination this year, a school principal in Mau district has been arrested after he was caught on camera giving tips to students on cheating in the exams.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Education
Why parents should worry about girls' perfect selfies
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Parents, please take note. Researchers have recently found that adolescent girls who invest a lot of time in editing and selecting the perfect selfie may feel more body shame and appearance anxiety.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC stays death warrant of convict in rape-murder of 3-yr-old
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the death warrant issued by a Gujarat court in the execution of a 22-year-old man convicted in the rape and murder of a three-year-old child in Surat in 2018.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi greets Arunachal, Mizoram on their Statehood Day
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi warmly greeted the people of Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh on their Statehood Day on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mayank isn't Sehwag or Warner, but has clarity of mind: Gambhir
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has backed Mayank Agarwal to shine in the upcoming two-Test series against New Zealand, starting Friday in Wellington. Gambhir feels that even though the youngster isn't as destructive as a Virender Sehwag or David Warner, Agarwal's clarity of mind is his biggest strength.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
UK set for month's worth of rain in 24 hours
London, Feb 20 (IANS) A months worth of rain is expected to fall across the UK in the next 24 hours as deluged communities were struggling to cope in the wake of storm Dennis, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Creator of cut-and-paste, Larry Tesler dies at 74
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Larry Tesler, a computer scientist and user interface (UI) guru, who is most well-known for creating the seminal computer concepts cut, copy and paste, has passed away. He was 74.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
As Trump visit draw near, Yamuna & Taj health take centre-stage
Agra, Feb 20 (IANS) Ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to the Taj city next week, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has mounted a massive image makeover of the city, that people have called "unprecedented".
2020-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Trader held for offensive post against UP CM Adityanath
Greater Noida (UP), Feb 20 (IANS) A trader has been arrested in Greater Noida for allegedly sharing an "offensive" Facebook post against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Goa CM congratulates FC Goa for qualifying for AFC Champions League
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday congratulated FC Goa for becoming the first ever Indian football club to qualify for the AFC Champions League by confirming their position at the top of the league table in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) season.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Sachin Sanghvi unites with daughter for 'Ek zindagi'
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Composer Sachin Sanghvi from the famous duo Sachin-Jigar has collaborated with his singer-daughter Tanishkaa for song "Ek zindagi" from upcoming film "Angrezi Medium".
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Harry-Meghan's royal duties to officially end on March 31
London, Feb 20 (IANS) The royal duties of the UK's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will officially end on March 31, their office has announced.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
US first lady to see happiness curriculum in Delhi school
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) US First Lady Melania Trump is likely to visit a Delhi government school in the national capital on Tuesday to watch the "happiness curriculum", sources said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
India bigger problem than China for climate change: Bloomberg
New York, Feb. Feb 20 (IANS) Michael Bloomberg, the aspirant for the Democratic Party's nomination for President, has said that India was a big problem for climate change than China and drew immediate media criticism.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump visit to Ashram most likely to get cancelled
Gandhinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) There is every possibility that US President Donald Trump might cut short his stay in Ahmedabad to accomodate for a likely Agra visit.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Six Chinese screened in Shimla, no symptoms of coronavirus
Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) Six Chinese nationals who were screened for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Himachal Pradesh capital, showed no symptoms of the disease, officials said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Madhabi Puri, 3 secretaries in race for SEBI chairman
New delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The race for SEBI chairman has picked momentum with the current whole-time member of the market regulator Madhabi Puri Buch leading the race as the current incumbent Ajay Tyagi will demit office on February 28.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
9 die in German bar shootings, suspect's body found (2nd Ld)
Berlin, Feb 20 (IANS) The body of the suspected perpetrator of the two shootings in the German city of Hanau that left at least nine people dead, has been found in his house along with another one, police said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Researchers make 1st 3D map of COVID-19
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Researchers have made a critical breakthrough towards developing a vaccine for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by creating the first 3D atomic scale map of the part of the virus that attaches to and infects human cells.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,National
Justin Bieber claims he'd beat Tom Cruise in a fight
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Justin Bieber was riled up by James Corden on "Carpool Karaoke", as the talk show host said he'd back Hollywood Tom Cruise to beat the singer in a fight.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Putin discussed govt resignation with ex-PM beforehand
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed that he had notified former Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev about the governments resignation beforehand, a media report said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Man dies after dragged for 400 m by SUV in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a man was crushed under the wheels of an SUV after being dragged for 400 meters in a bid to stop the vehicle that had hit his motorcycle in Delhi.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Pull in Indian culinary scene to connect to roots'
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANSlife) India is the land of spices. With spices being used in Indian food to improve taste, aroma, flavour and colour of a preparation, it is no wonder that fine dining Indian restaurants are making age-old authentic delicacies and spices their selling points.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Vijay Deverakonda, Ananya Panday to share screen space
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actors Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday will be seen sharing screen space in director Puri Jagannadh's upcoming pan-India venture.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
2 Kerala ministers to coordinate bus accident relief work
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) Twelve victims who were travelling on the ill-fated state-owned luxury bus that met with an accident near Avinashi in Tiruppur district in Tamil Nadu in the wee hours of Thursday have been identified, said a Kerala police official.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exciting to compete against 'world-class' India: Williamson
Wellington, Feb 20 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has dubbed Team India as a "world-class side with a world-class pace attack" and thus called on his team to bring their A game in the two-Test series beginning on Friday at the Basin Reserve.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
National-level hockey player, friend shot dead in Punjab
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) A national-level hockey player and his friend were shot dead by their colleague in Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's hometown in Patiala on Wednesday night over a petty issue.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Sports
DCW chief Swati Maliwal divorces husband Navin Jaihind
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal has divorced her husband and Aam Aadmi Party leader Navin Jaihind.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Apple wants to halt publication of App Store book over 'secrets'
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) In a bid to stop the sale of a new insider book named "App Store Confidential," Apple has sent a cease and desist letter to the author Tom Sadowski and its publisher Murmann Verlag.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rain, snow fail to dampen Shivratri festivities in Kashmir
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) It is raining on Maha Shivratri festival in Kashmir, which has brought cheers to the people of the Valley, however, the rain and snow have failed to dampen the festivities, which actually is regarded as a good omen by the locals.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Anti-govt slogan spray-painted outside HK Chinese army base
Hong Kong, Feb 20 (IANS) A popular slogan of Hong Kong's months-long anti-government protests was spray-painted on the wall outside one of the Chinese Armys bases in the city, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Wearing high heels could be damaging, says expert
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANSlife) Those perfect high heels might look great on you, but they come with much pain and suffering.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Was scared, sceptical while writing 'Jamtara': Trishant Srivasta
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANSlife) Inspired by true incidents, Netflix show 'Jamtara: Sabka Number Ayega is the story that highlights the crime of phishing. Writer Trishant Srivasta says he was "scared and sceptical" while writing the story because he was "entering a world that has never been explored before.''
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
SC agrees to hear plea against Chinmayanand in rape case
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Shahjahanpur law college student, allegedly raped by senior BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand on Thursday moved Supreme Court against bail granted to him by the Allahabad High Court.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Birds can learn to make food choices by watching videos
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Researchers have found that birds like great tits (Parus major) and blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus) can learn to avoid toxic food by watching videos of each other.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
China, ASEAN FMs hold special meeting on coronavirus
Vientiane, Feb 20 (IANS) China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) kicked off a Special Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Coronavirus Disease here on Thursday to discuss coordinating efforts in fighting against the COVID-19 outbreak.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic,International
5 natural alternatives to help you cope up with work stress
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANSlife) Is the appraisal time stressing you out? Are you trying hard to balance their personal and professional life? The piling up of deadlines and the zeal to excel at work has brought in extreme work load on their shoulders. At most companies, performance evaluations are underway, putting employees and managers under pressure as they sum up the achievements of the past year.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
ALERT: SC stays HC's NBW order against Karnataka DGP
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2020-02-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,
Evacuees from Japan cruise ship arrive in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Feb 20 (IANS) More than 100 Hong Kong citizens stranded on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan, arrived in the city onboard a chartered plane on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,International
Ex-J&K minister urges LG to clear liabilities of contractors
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir finance minister Altaf Bukhari on Thursday urged the Lieutenant Governor G.S Murmu to clear liabilities of contractors who earnestly redeveloped almost whole of the infrastructure of J&K especially after 2014 floods.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Interlocutors to meet Shaheen Bagh protesters again today
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court appointed mediation panel will again meet the anti-CAA protesters on Thursday at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh in an effort to hear and understand their views. The protesters have been holding a sit-in protest at a public road in the area for over 60 days now.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Steven Spielberg's daughter announces career as porn star, stripper
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Steven Spielberg's daughter Mikaela is pursuing a career in adult entertainment industry.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Aus PM announces national inquiry into bushfires
Canberra, Feb 20 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday announced a national inquiry into the the devastating bushfires that claimed the lives of at least 33 people, killed millions of animals and destroyed thousands of home.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Delhi HC Bar appoints proxy counsel in view of strike
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Bar Association on Thursday appointed proxy counsel for court proceedings after it announced a strike against the transfer of Justice Muralidhar from Delhi to Punjab and Haryana High Court.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Higher fruits intake linked to fewer menopausal symptoms
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) A healthy diet, rich in fruits and vegetables is known to benefit the human body in so many ways, as now researchers have found that it may also play a role in lessening various menopause symptoms.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indian-American Muslim entrepreneur launches 'Holi Ghee'
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Nazia Aibani, a New York-based Indian-American Muslim entreprenuer, has launched a special type of clarified butter called 'Holi Ghee' to add more taste to the Holi delicacies like 'matthis' and 'gujiyas', a media report said.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Uphaar Case: No more jail term for Ansal brothers; SC dismisses plea
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a curative petition filed by victims' goup of the 1997 Uphaar cinema fire tragedy case.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Number of Indians getting permanent residency in Canada increases
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Disenchanted by the restrictive visa policies in the US, the number of Indians getting permanent residency in Canada increased by 105 per cent in the first 11 months of 2019 alone, the Virginia-based National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) said in a report.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Umar Akmal suspended by PCB under its anti-corruption code
Karachi, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was on Thursday suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) with immediate effect under its anti-corruption code.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Indian cleaner in Dubai steals watches worth $2mn
Dubai, Feb 20 (IANS) A UAE-based Indian cleaner has gone on trial in Dubai after he allegedly stole as many as 86 expensive watches worth over 8.3 million dirhams ($2 million), a media report said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Aircel-Maxis case: ED, CBI seek more time to complete probe
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday adjourned till May 4 the arguments on cognizance of charge sheet in Aircel-Maxis case, after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) sought more time to complete the investigation against former Union Minister P. Chidambaram and his son.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
New Zealand 'favourites' in their home conditions: Rahane
Wellington, Feb 20 (IANS) India's Test vice captain Ajinkya Rahane believes New Zealand will be the favourites in the two-Test series starting Friday at the Basin Reserve considering they will be playing in their home conditions.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Want to lose weight? Have big breakfast, light dinner
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Eating a big breakfast rather than a large dinner may prevent obesity and high blood sugar, a new study suggests.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Families of Pakistanis stranded in China reject govt briefing
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) The families of Pakistani citizens who have not been evacuated from China amid the coronavirus outbreak have rejected a government briefing, while calling for their return, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Perfect reward for season-long consistency: Chhetri to FC Goa
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Team India football captain Sunil Chhetri has congratulated FC Goa on becoming the first Indian club to play in the AFC Champions League by confirming their position at the top of the league table in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) season.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Hackers expose personal data of over 10mn MGM hotel guests
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Hackers compromised personal data of more than 10.6 million users -- celebrities, tech CEOs and employees, reporters and government officials -- who stayed at the MGM Resorts hotels in Las Vegas last summer, and dumped the data online on a hacking forum.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kashi Mahakal Express to start commercial run from today
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)- operated third train between Varanasi and Indore, the Kashi Mahakal Express, will begin its first commercial run from Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Google Cloud acquires IT company Cornerstone Technology
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Google Cloud has acquired IT company Cornerstone Technology for an undisclosed sum that is aimed at helping customers migrate their mainframe workloads to Google Cloud.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Step Up 2' star Robert Hoffman launches 'desi' music video
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) 'Step Up 2 fame Hollywood actor-dancer-choreographer Robert Hoffman arrived in India on Wednesday and was accorded an Indian welcome with tika and garland.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
2 die after contracting COVID-19 on quarantined Japan ship
Tokyo, Feb 20 (IANS) Two people who were on board a cruise ship quarantined in Japan earlier this month and had contracted the novel coronavirus, have died, state media reported Thursday, taking the overall toll in the country to three.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Japan,International
UP BJP MLA's son accused of assaulting Dalit employee
Ballia (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Surendra Singh's son Hazari Singh has been accused of beating a Dalit employee.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Prashant Kishor's 'Baat Bihar Ki' campaign from today
Patna, Feb 20 (IANS) Political strategist Prashant Kishor, who was recently sacked from Janata Dal-United by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, is launching his 'Baat Bihar Ki' campaign from Thursday to connect to youths in the state.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Colombo's Lotus Tower opening delayed due to coronavirus
Colombo, Feb 20 (IANS) The public opening of the Lotus Tower in Colombo, which was officially inaugurated by former Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena last year, has been further delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak, it was reported.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
T20 WC: India need to move past experience of Mithali, Jhulan (Preview)
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) The new-look Indian women's cricket team is keen on leaving behind the ghost of three semi-finals of T20 World Cup in 2009, 2010 and 2018. Statistically, this time around, India look promising and can face defending champions Australia in the final to be played on March 8 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
UN ready to work with future Afghan administration
Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS) The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has said that the UN stands ready to work with the future administration in the South Asian country after Ashraf Ghani secured a second term as President.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Abhimanyu, Mrunal Thakur get together for 'Aankh Micholi'
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Bhagyashree's son Abhimanyu will be seen with Mrunal Thakur in family entertainer "Aankh Micholi", which is being helmed by Umesh Shukla.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
New Twitter tool will connect fresh tweet to old post faster
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) Twitter has announced a new feature that will help users dig through their tweets faster to update an older post with an update.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Man booked under NSA in UP for setting car on fire
Mathura, Feb 20 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Police, in an unexpected action, has imposed the stringent National Security Act (NSA) on Shubham Chaudhary, for setting his own car on fire outside the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP)'s office in September last year.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US IRS sues Facebook for $9 billion in unpaid taxes
San Francisco, Feb 20 (IANS) The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has sued Facebook for $9 billion in unpaid taxes, alleging that the social networking giant undervalued the intellectual property it sold to the subsidiary, thereby dodging billions in taxes.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Class 10 student threatens to blow up school in UP
Bareilly, Feb 20 (IANS) A class 10 student of a school in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh has been detained for allegedly threatening to blow up his school if he was not paid Rs 2 lakh as ransom.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
You are too educated, UP cops harass woman at police station
Kanpur, Feb 20 (IANS) Inspector general, Kanpur range, has ordered a probe into a woman's allegation that the cops misbehaved with her at Raipurwa police station when she went there with her father to lodge a complaint of harassment and eve-teasing.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tigress found dead in Dudhwa national park
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) A partially eaten carcass of a 10-year-old tigress was found in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Yogi asks cops to remain alert on 'Shivratri'
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered the state administration to remain vigilant during the 'Maha Shivratri' festival on Friday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Bangladesh begins 1st nationwide anti-cholera drive
Dhaka, Feb 20 (IANS) Bangladesh has begun its first nationwide vaccination drive against cholera as the country joined the global effort to eliminate the endemic disease that infects thousands of people each year.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
More claimants for Ram temple trust from Ayodhya
Ayodhya, Feb 20 (IANS) Hours after the first meeting of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust in Delhi to work out modalities of temple construction, the Digambar Akhara has objected to the exclusion of Yogi Adityanath from the trust.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
NHRC notice to Yogi govt over malnutrition deaths
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Yogi Adityanath government over a report that four members of a family residing in a village in Basti, had died in the past six years, allegedly due to malnutrition.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
IAF flight to China delayed due to technical reasons
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Indian Air Force's largest plane C-17 Globemaster's scheduled flight on Thursday to coronavirus affected city Wuhan in China to evacuate Indians stranded there has been delayed due to technical reasons.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Syria reopens Aleppo airport after nearly 8 yrs
Damascus, Feb 20 (IANS) The Syrian government has reopened the Aleppo airport after it was closed down nearly eight years ago.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
UEFA funding allegations are untrue: Man City CEO
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Manchester City's CEO Ferran Soriano has said that financial fair play allegations against the club were "simply not true".
2020-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Turkey warns of 'imminent' Idlib operation
Ankara, Feb 20 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that an operation in the Syrian province of Idlib was imminent in what he said was a "final warning" to the regime in Damascus, which is currently engaged in a Russian-backed operation to take control of one of the last rebel outposts.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'Trump's border policies constitute crimes against humanity'
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) The policies carried out by US President Donald Trump's administration to stem the flow of undocumented migrants across the US-Mexico border constitute crimes against humanity, Democratic presidential candidate and billionaire hedge-fund manager Tom Steyer said.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,International
T20 WC: Strano replaces injured Vlaeminck in Australia squad
Melbourne, Feb 20 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Tayla Vlaeminck has been ruled out of the Women's T20 World Cup with a stress injury in her right foot. Off-spinner Molly Strano has been named as her replacement.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Man City cruise past West Ham in Premier League
Manchester, Feb 20 (IANS) Manchester City showed no ill effects from the recent Champions League ban imposed by UEFA, rolling to a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Ham United in late-season Premier League action.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Qantas slashes flights to Asia over COVID-19 outbreak
Canberra, Feb 20 (IANS) Australian flag carrier Qantas announced on Thursday that it would slash flights across Asia as the coronavirus outbreak continues to damage airlines around the world.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Australia,International
24 killed in two road accidents in TN
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) Twenty four people were killed in two different road accidents in Tamil Nadu on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nikhil Chopra and the recipe of magic
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) He says magic always happens in slippages and place in between things. Breaking expectations, tying a tight rope across a space, conceptually is what is most important for him. And then, walking that line between sky and earth, between gravity and flight, between falling and flying. And that is where India's best known performance artist Nikhil Chopra is most alive -- between reality and fiction, between today and yesterday, soft and hard, land and water, earth and sky, day and night.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Betting Central
Coronavirus toll in China rises to 2,118
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) The overall death toll in China due to the deadly coronavirus has increased to 2,118, with a total of 74,576 confirmed cases, health authorities said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: International, China,International
Yogi govt spruces up Taj city ahead of Trump's Agra visit
Agra, Feb 20 (IANS) Ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to the Taj city on February 24, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, has mounted a massive image makeover of the city, which people say is unprecedented.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Right wing group alleges distortion of Shivaji's raids on Goa
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) According to a Class XI World History text book taught in Goa's higher secondary schools, when Maratha king Shivaji attacked Goa in the late 1600s, his forces not only plundered the countryside, but also killed prisoners, including men, women and children as well as Catholic priests.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Pak Cabinet may discuss TTP militant's escape
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan's federal cabinet might discuss the "mysterious escape" of former spokesman for the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Ehsanullah Ehsan from the custody of security agencies at its meeting on Thursday, a media report said.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US trade deficit with India sign of strength, Trump doesn't understand this: NYU economist
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's worry about trade deficits with countries like India "does not make much sense" and he should instead see it as a sign of American strength, a top economist from the New York University's Stern School of Business told IANS here.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
IMF chief urges G20 nations to take actions on trade, climate
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Wednesday urged the Group of 20 (G20) economies to take further actions to reduce uncertainties.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Chinese team in Sudan lectures on treatment of COVID-19
Khartoum, Feb 20 (IANS) The 35th Chinese medical team in Sudan on Wednesday conducted a training lecture on the prevention and treatment of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a hospital in the country's capital Khartoum.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Sudan,National
8 killed in two shootings in Germany
Frankfurt, Feb 20 (IANS) Eight people were killed in two shootings in the western German city of Hanau on Wednesday evening, local police have confirmed.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three die in an accident at 'Indian 2' shooting spot
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) Three persons of "Indian 2" movie film unit died in an accident when a crane fell on them while constructing the sets for the shooting on Wednesday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu set for new musical innings
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Bollywood's Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu are coming together to bring back the nostalgia of the sounds and rhythms from the 1990s musical era through an upcoming reality TV show.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Justin Bieber's stress-buster secret
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Pop star Justin Bieber relies on the Havening massage technique when life get stressful.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
7-month-old coronavirus patient discharged from hospital in China
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) A seven-month-old baby infected with the novel coronavirus was discharged from hospital on Wednesday after recovery in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.
2020-02-20
Category: International, China,National
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong increase to 65
Hong Kong, Feb 20 (IANS) Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said late on Wednesday that the number of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Hong Kong had increased to 65 as of 8:00 p.m. local time.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,National
Several people killed in shootings in Germany
Frankfurt, Feb 20 (IANS) Several people were killed in two shootings in the western German city of Hanau on Wednesday, according to German media reports.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China updates diagnosis and treatment plan for COVID-19
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) The National Health Commission (NHC) on Wednesday issued an updated version of the diagnosis and treatment plan for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
2020-02-20
Category: International, China,National
Oil prices rise on hopes for deeper output cuts
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Oil prices settled higher on Wednesday as investors' concerns for oversupply eased.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
US stocks rise amid Fed minutes, data
New York, Feb 20 (IANS) US stocks ended higher on Wednesday as market participants digested the Federal Reserve's January meeting minutes and the latest slew of economic data.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
China launches four new technology experiment satellites
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) China sent four new technology experiment satellites into planned orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: International, China,Technology
Interlocutors meets Shaheen Bagh protesters; say, inspired of you
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court appointed interlocutors on Wednesday reached Shaheen Bagh to meet the protesters. Interacting with the interlocutors, protesters said that if the government is ready to revoke the Citizenship Amendment Act, then we are ready to end out protest.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Over 100 Chinese cities adopt QR codes for coronavirus control
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) Over 100 cities in China have adopted QR codes to facilitate the control of the novel coronavirus and work resumption, fintech firm Ant Financial said on Wednesday.
2020-02-20
Category: International, China,National
WHO team in China to find answers to unknowns about COVID-19
Geneva, Feb 20 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday that a WHO team of experts is currently in China to find answers to some unknowns of COVID-19.
2020-02-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National
Chinese state councilor meets ASEAN secretary-general on coronavirus fight
Vientiane, Feb 20 (IANS) Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met ASEAN Secretary-General, Philippine and Singaporean foreign ministers here on Wednesday night to discuss the joint combat against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.
2020-02-20
Category: International, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic,National
Attempt to murder accused killed in Rohini shootout
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) An accused in an attempt to murder case was shot dead by some unidentified men on Wednesday night in Rohini district, police said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata, opposition trade volleys over Tapas Paul's death (roundup)
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) The political blame game over the death of actor-turned Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul intensified in West Bengal on Wednesday, as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held the BJP-led central government's "political vengeance" responsible for his demise, while the saffron outfit hit back by blaming her for Paul's "tragic end".
2020-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Crane crashes at Indian 2 shooting spot, 3 killed
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) At least three people were killed and several others injured after a crane crashed on the sets of "Indian 2" -- a Kamal Haasan starrer movie -- in Poonamallee on Wednesday night, the police sources said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump's official chopper Marine One arrives in Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) After the US Hercules plane, another US Air Force aircraft arrived in Ahmedabad on Wednesday ahead of US President Donald Trump's two-day India visit, starting on February 24.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Dhoni's hairstylist turns bodyguard ahead of ad shoot
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the most illustrated cricketers India have ever produced, which means wherever he goes, a crowd will follow him.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Trump-Modi roadshow named 'Unity in Diversity'
Gandhinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) The theme of Donald Trump-Narendra Modi roadshow has been named 'Unity in Diversity', which will depict the cultural diversity of India.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Mani hints at shift in Pak stand on hosting Asia Cup
Lahore, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani said on Wednesday that the country may be ready to give up the hosting rights of the Asia Cup T20 tournament which is slated to be held in September 2020.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Passengers offloaded for unruly behaviour, tried to open aircraft door
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Few passengers travelling onboard an IndiGo flight were offloaded at Delhi's IGI Airport after one of them tried to open the aircraft's door.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mizoram CM presents tax-free Rs 10,715 crore budget
Aizawl, Feb 19 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Wednesday presented a tax-free budget with an outlay of Rs 10,715 crore for 2020-21.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Mizoram,Business/Economy,Politics
Indian Army to have new headquarters at Delhi Cantonment
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) With the creation of the Department of Military Affairs, the Ministry of Defence has decided to move out the India Army from its iconic South Block office at Raisina Hill in front of the President's residence to Delhi Cantonment.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Will India be a $5tn economy by 2025? Manmohan thinks not (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Lashing out at the government for being in denial mode, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday agreed with a former close aide that the Centre's hopes of turning India into a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25 was "wishful thinking".
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
JU holds students union elections after three years
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) After a three-year hiatus, student union elections were held in Jadavpur University on Wednesday, with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (AVBP), the student wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), fielding candidates for the first time in the institution known for its firebrand Left politics.
2020-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
Lower judiciary not eligible to recruited as district judge: SC
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the members of the subordinate judicial services cannot be considered eligible for appointment as district judges through the way of direct recruitment.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
China expels three WSJ journalists for 'racist' article
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Three foreign journalists of The Wall Street Journal were on Wednesday ordered to leave China within five days over an opinion piece on the country's handling of the coronavirus outbreak which the Chinese government termed "racist", reports said.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United States,Media
IRSDC launches 4 new facilities at Anand Vihar station
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Railways on Wednesday inaugurated four new passenger amenities at Anand Vihar Terminal Railway Station, including 'Dava Dost', a generic medicine shop offering upto 80 per cent discount on medicines.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sania loses in women's doubles 2nd round in Dubai
Dubai, Feb 19 (IANS) Sania Mirza's campaign at the Dubai Open came to an end on Wednesday after she and her French partner Caroline Garcia lost 2-6, 4-6 in the second round against fifth seeds Saisai Zheng of China and Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Nita Ambani congratulates FC Goa for historic ACL spot
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Football and Sports Development Limited (FSDL) chairperson Nita Ambani on Wednesday congratulated FC Goa for qualifying to the group stage of the 2020/21 AFC Champions League (ACL).
2020-02-19
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
One secondary exam candidate arrested, 3 others banned in Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) One Madhyamik (secondary) examination candidate was arrested in West Bengal on Wednesday for trying to leak the English question paper on TikTok while three others were banned for bringing mobile phones to the examination centre, officials said.
2020-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Srikanth, Saina through to 2nd round in Barcelona
Barcelona, Feb 19 (IANS) Kidambi Srikanth on Wednesday beat compatriot Shubhankar Dey 23-21, 21-18 to go through to the second round of the Barcelona Spain Masters Super 300. It is the first win in the last four tournaments for the former world number one.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
End hunger strike, demands under study: IIMC to students
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) here on Wednesday appealed the students to end indefinite hunger strike as their demands were under consideration.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Fitch sees tough operating environment for Indian FIs
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) India's financial institutions would continue to face difficult operating environment amid the macro-economic slowdown and weak funding conditions, Fitch Ratings said here on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Karnataka HC grants bail to 21 Mangluru anti-CAA protesters
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court on Monday granted bail to 21 people, jailed in Mangluru for alleged offences committed in the anti-CAA demonstrations, pointing out that police deliberately tried covering up their excesses against the protesters.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National
VHP welcomes changes in Ram Janmabhoomi trust
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) After initial disenchantment with the formation of the Ram Temple trust, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Wednesday warmly welcomed the induction of Nritya Gopal Das and VHP's Champat Rai into the trust.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Ram temple as per model but grander, says Mahant Nritya Gopal
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, the newly-appointed Chairman of the Ram Mandir Trust, said the new model of the Ram Mandir will remain the same as proposed by the VHP, but some changes will be made to make it even higher and bigger.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
J&K Police arrest 3 drug peddlers
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) As part of their crackdown on drug dealings in Awantipora in South Kashmir, the police have arrested three drug peddlers and seized contraband substance from their possession.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi govt doesn't acknowledge slowdown: Manmohan
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the BJP-led NDA government over the country's economic situation, saying the Narendra Modi government does not acknowledge the word "slowdown".
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Number of dugong in Gujarat may be more than estimated
Gandhinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) There's a good news for wildlife enthusiasts, especially marine, that dugongs, feared to have gone extinct along the Gujarat coast, might be there in decent numbers. It was earlier estimated to be around a dozen or so.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
ONGC not affected from economic slowdown, coronavirus: CMD
Agartala, Feb 19 (IANS) Despite economic slowdown and affect in the industrial growth due to the coronavirus outbreak in China and other countries, the business and investment of the Government-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) did not affect, ONGC CMD Shashi Shanker said on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Tripura,Business/Economy
All private schools in JK must adhere to govt norms
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) The Commissioner Secretary of J&K School Education, Hirdesh Kumar, on Wednesday directed officials of the Department of School Education to ensure that private School authorities strictly follow the fee structure norms laid down by the government.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education
Rose Valley money in separate accounts for ED to attach: St Xaviers
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) The amount of around Rs 96 lakh, received by St. Xaviers College here in two tranches from Rose Valley Group Chairman, Gautam Kundu, when the company was a fully legal entity, has now been effectively handed over to the Enforcement Directorate which has attached the amount following the due process of law, college sources in the know said on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Swiggy raises $113mn from existing investors
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Food delivery platform Swiggy on Wednesday said that it has raised $113 million as part of its Series I funding round.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Banks face deterioration in corporate debt repayment capacity'
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India's banking sector has been marked as one of the most exposed to deterioration in corporate debt repayment capacity, Moody's Investor Service said on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
GST biggest madness of the century: Subramnian Swamy
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday described the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as the 'biggest madness' of 21st century and called for radical reforms like abolishing income tax to achieve 10 per cent growth rate to make the country an economic superpower by 2030.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
IAF to provide security cover to Air Force One
Gandhinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) Air Force One, the official aircraft of the US President, will be provided security cover by the Indian Air Force as soon as it enters the Indian airspace. The AIF has been on the alert regarding the arrival of US President Donald Trump and the first lady Melania Trump on February 24.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Coal scam: SC directs CBI to file fresh status report against Ranjit Sinha
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the CBI to file within four weeks a fresh status report on the investigations conducted into the abuse of official position by its former chief Ranjit Sinha. The court also asked the CBI update it on the progress made in the investigations into 50 coal scam cases.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
FC Goa seal historic AFC Champions League group stage spot
Panaji (Goa), Feb 19 (IANS) FC Goa on Wednesday became the first Indian club to play in the AFC Champions League by confirming their position at the top of the league table in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) season. Goa beat Jamshedpur 5-0 on Wednesday to end the league season on 39 points, putting them completely out of the reach of second-placed ATK, who are on 33 points with one match to play.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Twitterati divided over Swamy's remark on GST
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy is the centre of attention on Twitter at the moment, some call him "fearless", while others accuse him of being a "backstabber".
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Asian Wrestling C'ships: Indian GR wrestlers end with 5 medals
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Three Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers won bronze medals on the second day of the Asian Wrestling Championships at the KD Jadhav Hall, Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, here on Wednesday. Ashu, Aditya and Hardeep managed to have the consolation of a podium finish, after having missed the opportunities for a shot at a more prestigious medal.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Brisbane student offers $20 to kill cockroach
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In a hilarious incident, a Brisbane student has offered to pay $20 (approx Rs 1,430) to those who can kill an 'abnormally large' cockroach in his kitchen.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
US stocks open higher amid data
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) US stocks opened higher on Wednesday as market participants digested a slew of latest economic data.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Gold prices hit all-time high over Coronavirus fears
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) A day after Apple, the world's most valuable company, rang alarm bells on Coronavirus impact on its sales, prices of gold logged a life-time high of Rs 41,619 per 10 grammes on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Cabinet nod to set up 22nd Law Commission
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the setting up of the 22nd Law Commission.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Telco's AGR crisis: Government mulls setting up telecom fund
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) With the telecom sector reeling under severe financial stress and Vodafone Idea staring at bankruptcy in case it is made to pay its adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues, the government is considering the setting up of a fund to facilitate operations of telcos post the payment of their AGR dues.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gurugram Police on search for cricket bookie Vohra
Gurugram, Feb 19 (IANS) The Gurugram Police are on high alert after receiving intelligence inputs that cricket bookie Shyam Vohra is hiding in the national capital region (NCR).
2020-02-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No change in Mandir model, it will be expanded: Nritya Gopal
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, the newly appointed Chairman of Ram Mandir Trust, on Wednesday said the temple will be build on the model of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, but there will be some changes in its format as there is scope for change in view of its grandeur.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Nice to be back playing in South Africa: Smith
Johannesburg, Feb 19 (IANS) Steve Smith returns to South Africa for the first time after the 2018 ball tampering scandal for Australia's limited overs tour of the country starting on February 21.
2020-02-19
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Ram temple: Nadda congratulates Das, thanks all
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) After Ram Mandir Trust's first meeting in New Delhi, BJP President J.P. Nadda congratulated the new post holders, including Mahant Nritya Gopal Das.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Govt examining change in laws to curb rape & murder as proposed by Disha's parents (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) On request of parents of Disha, the Hyderabad girl who was gangraped and murdered on November 27 last year, the Union Ministry of Law and Justice is examining a proposal to ensure expeditious "justice in cases of barbarous and heinous crimes". Disha's parents had sought changes in laws dealing with "cruellest of crimes against women" and also suggested to punish those who post adult content on social media.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ram Mandir: Modi's ex-aide Nripendra Mishra gets leading role
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Former Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Nripendra Mishra has been appointed chief of of temple construction committee while Mahant Nritya Gopal Das was named Chairman of Ram Mandir Trust at the first meeting of Ram Janmabhoomi Tritha Kshetra Trust held here on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
MP approves early clearances for industries
Bhopal, Feb 19 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to ensure time-bound clearance of applications for diverse services to boost industrial investment.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Nirav Modi case: SC sets aside order freezing assets of PNB ex-MD
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In a major judgement, the Supreme Court has set aside the company law appellate tribunal's order directing the freezing of assets of Punjab National Bank's (PNB) former MD and CEO Usha Ananthasubramanian for allegedly not taking preventive steps to prevent the fraud perpetrated by Nirav Modi.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Alok Industries relisting: Goof up or manipulation
Shares of Alok Industries relisted on the bourses after capital reduction on Wednesday. They were suspended from trading for capital reorganisation from January 30, 2020.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jamia student moves HC, seeks Rs 1 cr in damages
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Another Jamia Milia Islamia student here on Wednesday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Delhi High Court seeking Rs 1 crore compensation over alleged police brutality on campus on December 15.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Maoist attacks feared during fairs, Chhattigarh police on alert
Raipur, Feb 19 (IANS) Amid increasing mobilisation of Maoists in Chhattigarh, sources said that the Maoists might plan a big attack during various fairs organised in the state in February and March.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Probe Kerala CM's role in police dept bungling: Cong
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (IANS) Stepping up pressure over the CAG report findings of mismanagement in the police department, the Congress, here on Wednesday, demanded probe into Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's role into it.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Wishful thinking to target $5 tn economy by 2025: Manmohan
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Lashing out at the government for its lack of focus, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday termed the Centre's hopes of turning India into a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25 as "wishful thinking".
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Black magic': Pak PM's ex-wife tweets poster; deletes later
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's former wife Jemima Goldsmith, along with laughing emoticons, tweeted a Lollywood film poster featuring herself, Imran and a burqa-clad woman doing 'black magic'. She, however, deleted the post later.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cabinet clears purchase of 24 copters from US
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to India, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) headed Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared the purchase of 24 American helicopters for the Indian Navy. The deal to procure MH-60R Seahawk helicopters is worth Rs $2.6 billion.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
PSUs may pick stake in merged PFC-REC entity to keep 51% govt holding
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) State-run financial institutions or public sector enterprises such as LIC, NTPC, NHPC may pick up a stake in the Power Finance Corporation (PFC) to prevent government shareholding in the power sector financier from falling below the threshold 51 per cent level post merger with the REC.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Medicover Global opens 250-bed hospital in Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Medicover Global, a leading healthcare and diagnostic services provider from Europe, on Wednesday launched a 250-bed hospital in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore town.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Maharashtra to give free spectacles to schoolkids
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) The Maharashtra government will provide free spectacles for all school students aged between 6-18 years, an official said here on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
Trumps to be welcomed with 'Shankhnaad' recital
Gandhinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) As US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at the Ahmedabad airport next week, they will be welcomed by a 'Shankhnaad' recital or playing of the conches along with dance performances, the Gujarat government said.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Politics
I-League: Churchill ride early goals to beat Real Kashmir
Margao, Feb 19 (IANS) Churchill Brothers registered a 2-1 victory over Real Kashmir in an I-League clash at the Fatorda Stadium here on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
Akali Dal leader arrested in last month's drug haul
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Tightening the noose around the big names involved in the drug trade, the Punjab Police's Special Task Force (STF) on Wednesday arrested former Subordinate Services Board (SSB) member and Akali leader, Anwar Masih, in connection with the massive drug haul from his house in village Sultanwind last month.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Nepal media asks China to refrain from issuing threats
New Delhi/Kathmandu, Feb 19 (IANS) Nepali media on Wednesday asked China to refrain from issuing threats and respect their freedom of the press, a right granted to them by the country's constitution.
2020-02-19
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Media
Investors Clinic expands operations into Qatar
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Real estate consultancy firm Investors Clinic has annoucned its foray into Qatar with its new office in Doha.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gambhir invites Kejriwal to Asia's 'trash mountain'
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) On a day Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal went to meet Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP MP Gautam Gambhir wrote to Kejriwal inviting him to visit the "trash mountain" Ghazipur landfill, in his constituency.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Paytm Mall ventures into exports, eyes Rs 500cr GMV in 2 yrs
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) E-commerce platform Paytm Mall on Wednesday said it ventured into exports with the aim of becoming India's largest trading house for "Made in India" products, while targeting Rs 500 crore gross merchandise value (GMV) in the first two years of operations.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
BJP to explain 'Budget goodies' in all 732 districts of India
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) If you thought the government is done with the Budget after presenting it, think again.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
R&D activity to get hit as WD benefit to cease from FY21 (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India Inc's R&D activity might get adversely impacted as weighted deduction (WD) benefits, including those on capital expenses, stand withdrawn from the next fiscal.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
JNU sedition case: Police want govt to expedite prosecution sanction
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi Police Special Cell on Wednesday wrote to the Delhi Home Secretary requesting him to "expedite" the process of grant of sanction in the JNU sedition case involving former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
India's R&D activity to get hit as no WD benefit from FY21 (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India Inc's R&D activity might get adversely impacted as weighted deduction benefit including those on capital expenses stands withdrawn from the next fiscal.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
JIH demands early release of Madani, CAA protestors
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) National Secretary Malik Mohtasim Khan, here on Wednesday, accused the UP Police of being vindictive against the anti-CAA/NRC agitators and demanded that all cases against protestors lodged in UP jails be dropped immediately.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Saina enters second round; HS Prannoy ousted in Barcelona
Barcelona, Feb 19 (IANS) Veteran shuttler Saina Nehwal advanced to the women's singles second round of the USD 170,000 Barcelona Spain Masters as Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki N Reddy also recorded victories in their mixed doubles first round match here on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Badminton
Pakistan court nullifies marriage of minor Hindu girl
Jacobabad, Feb 19 (IANS) A court in Jacobabad in Sindh province of Pakistan nullified the free-will marriage of Hindu minor girl Mahek Kumari, as sought by her family, and asked the police to register a case against her alleged husband Ali Raza Solangi and six others within 24 hours.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Xiaomi smart masks that collect real-time air data soon
Beijing, Feb 19 (IANS) Chinese company Xiaomi has been granted a patent for smart masks that would come equipped with sensors and a chip to gather real-time data collection about the air you breathe.
2020-02-19
Category: International, China,Technology
781 whale sharks rescued, freed in Gujarat coast since 2004
Gandhinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) A total of 781 whale sharks, the largest fish in the world, have been rescued and freed by fishermen along the coast of Gujarat since 2004 as a result of an awareness campaign launched following the declining numbers, with the help of religious leaders' interventions.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sonam Kapoor: Being 'Neerja' was challenging but a great honour
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sonam K. Ahuja says playing flight attendant Neerja Bhanot in the 2016 biopic "Neerja" was challenging, but it also a great honour to live the role on screen.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CBI arrests absconding Bhopal gas tragedy convict from Nagpur
Bhopal, Feb 19 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in the Bhopal gas tragedy case, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday said it has arrested a former employee of Union Carbide Bhopal, who was absconding since 2016.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Residential lockdowns cover half of China's population: Reports
Beijing, Feb 19 (IANS) More than half of China's population now faces some form of restrictions due to the country's ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), say reports based on analysis of government announcements.
2020-02-19
Category: International, China,National
Ex-Tripura Chief Secy sent to police custody in PWD scam
Agartala, Feb 19 (IANS) A local court on Wednesday sent former Tripura Chief Secretary Yash Pal Singh, who was arrested on Monday in connection with a multi-crore PWD scam from Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district, to four-day police custody.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
MyTeam 11 launches multi-sports aggregator SportsTiger
Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) MyTeam11 announced the launch of their multi-sports aggregator app, SportsTiger. The application is now available to the users on the App Store (iOS) and Play Store (Android).
2020-02-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Other Sports
BJP, Cong flay Mamata for 'playing politics' over Paul's death
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress in West Bengal criticised Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo, for "playing politics" while paying the last respects to actor-politician Tapas Paul, here on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Voda episode: Birla's portrayal of fallout puts govt in a bind
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Vodafone Idea Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla on Tuesday in a meeting with Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash stressed that without government relief, the company may file for bankruptcy and land up at NCLT, leading to a cascading effect of rise in banks' NPAs, and damage India's image as an FDI-friendly nation.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NZ only team we'll be ready to share no.1 spot with: Kohli
Wellington, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian cricket team on Wednesday visited the Indian High Commission here ahead of their upcoming Test series against New Zealand. Captain Virat Kohli spoke about the "mutual admiration and respect" between the two countries and the fact that while New Zealand will want to beat the no.1 ranked Indian side, "there won't be any spite in it."
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Dia Mirza on preparing for 'Thappad'
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actress Dia Mirza loved playing the character of someone who makes choices on her own in the new film "Thappad".
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ramesh Taurani files police complaint against fraud
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Ramesh Taurani of Tips Music has lodged a police complaint against "cheaters who are taking money on my name from innocent souls".
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump's great India show
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The public reception for US President Donald Trump in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat will include an exhibition of Mahatma Gandhi's life and 28 snippets from India's rich and diverse culture in a manner "unparalleled" in history.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Sunil Mittal, Kumar Mangalam Birla met FM to press for relief
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Airtel Chairman Sunil Mittal and Vodafone Idea chief Kumar Mangalam Birla on Wednesday met Finance Minister Nirmala Stharaman to apprise her the current stressed state of affairs in the telecom sector due to huge AGR payment and are learnt to have sought relief for sustenance.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cabinet nod for Swachh Bharat Phase-II
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet has approved Phase II of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) till 2024-25 to focus on Open Defecation Free Plus (ODF Plus), which includes ODF sustainability and Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM).
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
'GO DESi' raises Rs 4.5 cr in Rukam Capital-led funding
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Bengaluru-based packaged food start-up 'GO DESi' has raised Rs 4.5 crore in the companys second round of funding led by Rukam Capital, a Go DESi statement said on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
AFC Cup: Bengaluru go down 2-1 to Maziya S&RC
Male, (Maldives) Feb 19 (IANS) Bengaluru FC saw their AFC Cup qualifying campaign hit a roadblock as Maziya S&RC threw a spanner in the works with a 2-1 win over Cuadrats men at the National Stadium here on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Associate of LeT terrorists arrested in Kashmir
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) The Police in south Kashmir's Kulgam arrested an associate of terrorists of the proscribed outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), officials said on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Seerat Kapoor: Don't be fooled by Rana Daggubati's exterior
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Actress Seerat Kapoor says actor Rana Daggubati, who presents her Telugu film "Krishna And His Leela", is her dear friend and that people should not be fooled by his imposing physique.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Ben Affleck quit 'The Batman' fearing alcohol relapse
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Hollywood star Ben Affleck has revealed why he walked out of the upcoming DC superhero biggie, "The Batman", despite having played the caped crusader in films like "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice", "Suicide Squad" and "Justice League".
2020-02-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Thief doesn't steal but has drink at ex-Army officer's house
Kochi, Feb 19 (IANS) In a curious case of showing respect to a former Army officer, a thief after breaking into his house at Tripunithura near here and seeing an Army cap, suddenly decided not to take away anything and repented.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manali's ace skier to promote Switzerland tourism
Manali, Feb 19 (IANS) Twenty-three year-old Aanchal Thakur, the first Indian to win a medal at an international skiing event, has been invited by Switzerland tourism as a Brand Ambassador.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
No visas for low-skilled workers, says UK govt
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Low-skilled workers would not get visas under post-Brexit immigration plans unveiled by the British government.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
SRK on 'Swades' co-actor's death: Kishori Amma will be sorely missed
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) The demise of veteran Kannada actress Kishori Ballal, who shot to Bollywood fame playing Kaveri Amma in the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Swades", has left the film's director Ashutosh Gowariker "heartbroken". Referring to her as "Kishori Amma", SRK said she will be sorely missed, especially for the way she would reprimand him for smoking.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
PM Modi munches on 'litti-chokha', 'kulhad chai'
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Twitterati were left impressed on Wednesday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to 'Hunar Haat' on Delhi's Rajpath, where he interacted with artisans and relished 'litti-chokha' and 'kulhad' tea.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC invites Gadkari to court on issues related to EVs
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed willingness to interact with Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to consider issues related to procurement of electric vehicles (EVs), which could play a major role in curbing air pollution, for public transport and setting up charging infrastructure for these vehicles in the country.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Government should form a trust for mosque too: Pawar
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said that the government should provide the funds for the mosque in Ayodhya.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sidhu an honest man, says Punjab AAP chief Mann
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Preparing a roadmap to win the 2022 Punjab assembly elections, Punjab AAP chief Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday praised Congress leader and former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is in "self-imposed" political exile since quitting the Amarinder Singh-led cabinet last July.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
MI junior cricket meet: Gosavi, Gadkar star in St. Xavier's win
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Yash Gosavi and Sudhanshu Gadkar struck exciting half centuries to guide St. Xavier's High School, Airoli to an emphatic 147-run win over NL Dalmia High School, Mira Road in the under-14 boys match of the Mumbai Indians Junior Cricket Tournament here on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Two Chinese crew of a ship tests negative for coronavirus infection
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) In a big relief, two Chinese crew of M.V. Magnate ship that berthed at the Chennai port with mild fever were declared free of coronavirus infection after the tests of their blood samples turned negative.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
BJP MLA, six others booked for rape in UP district
Bhadohi (UP), Feb 19 (IANS) An FIR has been lodged against BJP MLA Ravindra Nath Tripathi and six others in Bhadohi on Wednesday for allegedly raping a woman repeatedly for a month in 2017.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rekha on posing next to Big B pic: 'Yahaan danger zone hai'
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Veteran actress Rekha gave a hilarious response when she stood next to megastar Amitabh Bachchan's photograph during a recent calendar launch in the city.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Winter may be best time of year to conceive
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Couples are most likely to start conceiving in September but it's in late November and early December that they have the best chances of conceiving, say researchers.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Disembarkation from Diamond Princess to continue till Feb 21
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Amid the passengers quarantined at Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, the India embassy in Tokyo on Wednesday said the disembarkation of the passengers from the cruise ship is likely to continue till February 21.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Facebook invests in Indian education startup Unacademy
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook on Wednesday joined General Atlantic, Sequoia India and others for a fresh $110 million round of funding into one of India's fastest growing education technology start-up Unacademy.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Shah Rukh has no acting role in 'Kaamyaab': Sanjay Mishra
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Mishra is thrilled about Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan backing his upcoming starrer "Kaamyaab". However, contrary to rumours doing the rounds in certain sections, the critically acclaimed actor says SRK is associated with the film only as a presenter and not as an actor.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ISL: Hyderabad looking to avoid embarrassment in NorthEast
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) The bottom two in the Indian Super League table go head-to-head when NorthEast United FC host Hyderabad FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Thursday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
CCEA nod for scheme for 10,000 FPOs
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday gave its approval for a scheme for the formation of 10,000 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) in five years to ensure economies of scale for farmers.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
MH370 was mass murder suicide by the pilot: Tony Abbott
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has claimed that the ill-fated Malaysian MH370 that went missing on March 8, 2014 after taking off from Kuala Lumpur, was downed by a suicidal pilot.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Malaysia officials believed pilot downed missing plane: Aus ex-PM
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Australia's former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has claimed that Malaysian authorities believed that the MH370 flight that went missing with 239 persons on board in March 2014 was downed by its pilot in a murder-suicide plot, a media report said on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi HC judge, who decriminalised gay sex, to be transferred
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended transfer of Delhi High Court's Justice S. Muralidhar to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Markets snap losing streak; Sensex, Nifty jumps 1%
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) The benchmark Sensex closed over 1 per cent higher on Wednesday owing to a decline in the rate of new coronavirus cases. Moreover, speculation that the government may soon announce steps to rescue the ailing telecom sector also gave boost to the investor sentiments.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Cabinet nod for updating AIFMD MoU between SEBI, UK
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal of Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to sign an updated Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) agreement with Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of the UK.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
3D-printed jaw helps Indian oral cancer survivor eat everything
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Faridabad resident Prabhjeet, an oral cancer survivor, lost the right half of his jaw bone seven years back. In all those years he lived on a liquid diet, until 3D printing came to his rescue.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
No rivalry, only utmost respect for Sushil: Jitender
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) There are no Olympic quotas on offer at the Asian Wrestling Championships that started in New Delhi on Tuesday but the continental championship isn't devoid of context with regards to Tokyo 2020 for many athletes. One of them is Jitender Kumar.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Oracle staff protest Ellison's planned fundraiser for Trump
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Thousands of Oracle employees are calling for co-founder Larry Ellison to cancel a fundraising event he plans to host at his Coachella Valley California estate later on Wednesday for US President Donald Trump.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology
Harbhajan trolls Rohit on workout video
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India opener Rohit Sharma is currently nursing a calf injury but is leaving no stone unturned to get fit soon and has recently shared a video of him lifting weights at the gym.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
IRCTC to reintroduce Ramayana circuit trains from March 28
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian Railways plans to reintroduce the Ramayana Circuit tours in March this year during Navratras with five air conditioned (AC) coaches, which will cover places associated with Lord Ram as mentioned in the epic Ramayana, after its successful run last year.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
JP Nadda's son to wed in Pushkar on Feb 24
Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) BJP national President JP Nadda's son, Girish Nadda, will tie the knot in Pushkar on February 24.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Cong flays Kothari's appointment as CVC, may move court
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Congress here on Wednesday criticised the announcement of Sanjay Kothari's name for the post of Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) on Tuesday and demanded initiation of fresh procedure for appointing the CVC.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
United in soul, wedlock by the Constitution
Sehore (Madhya Pradesh) Feb 19 (IANS) To each according to his or her faith! Some couples tie the nuptial knot amid chants of mantras, some opt for nikah, some walk down the aisle while some others get married in the court.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Features
Afghan air raids kill 12 militants
Jalalabad, Feb 19 (IANS) A total of 12 militants were killed as fighter planes struck Taliban hideouts in Mohmandara district of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, an army statement said on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: International, India,Terrorism
Hansini, at 10, to make ITTF debut in Sweden
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) At only 10, M. Hansini is all set to take part in her maiden International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) junior circuit event, the Swedish Junior and Cadet Open to be held in Orebro from February 19 to 23.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Cabinet nod for making PM crop insurance scheme voluntary
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved to make the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) voluntary for farmers, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
HC reserves order on Sanjeev Chawla's plea challenging remand
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on the plea filed by cricket bookie Sanjeev Chawla challenging his 12-day remand granted to the Crime Branch.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
All info in the public domain: VIL on stocks surge (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Shares of Vodafone Idea (VIL) on Wednesday closed over 38 per cent higher, but the company in response to a clarification sought by BSE said that "no price sensitive information is pending to be intimated".
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
DHCBA to protest against transfer of Justice Muralidhar
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) on Wednesday announced complete abstinence from work on Thursday in order to protest against the transfer of Justice S Muralidhar.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Infosys to digitise IT ops of GE Appliances
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Global software major Infosys said on Wednesday that it would digitise the IT operations of GE Appliances, which is a subsidiary of Chinese home appliances and consumer electronics major Haier.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Exit Hegde and Sadhna, enter Habibullah; rift or strategy?
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Just minutes after two of the Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors left the Shaheen Bagh protest site, the third member of the team, former Chief Information Commissioner, Wajahat Habibullah reached the site with an entourage of advocates.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha govt not utilising central schemes: Ram Madhav
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Ram Madhav on Wednesday said the Odisha government is not proactive in taking advantage of the Central government schemes.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
India U-17 eves defeat Romania in second friendly
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The India U-17 women's team registered a 1-0 victory over their Romanian counterparts in the second friendly match between the two teams in Turkler, Turkey, on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Moderate intensity exercise can boost memory performance
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Researchers have found that moderate intensity exercise such as brisk walking, water aerobics or cycling can have the most beneficial effect on memory performance.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Jagan keeps suspense alive over joining NDA
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Are the political equations in Andhra Pradesh set to change? Will the ruling YSR Congress Party join Modi government at the Centre to foil a possible grand opposition alliance. The political circles in the state have been agog with these speculations for the last few days.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
PV Sindhu Badminton Academy and Stadium to be built in Chennai
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) World champion P.V. Sindhu laid the foundation stone of Heartfulness Institute which then unveiled its plans of setting up the PV Sindhu Badminton Academy and Stadium at the Omega School in Chennai. The upcoming facility is expected to be ready in the next 18-24 months and will be a landmark that matches the best in the world, a statement said.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
Hazlewood wants to 'Mankad' Pujara
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood wants to 'Mankad Cheteshwar Pujara if he gets a chance during their home Test series against India later this year.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Hotel not to charge Rs 60 lakh after controversy
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (IANS) Leading Middle East-based business honcho Ravi Pillai, whose luxury hotel Raviz had provided the food at a diaspora meet held here in January, on Wednesday decided not to charge the state government the bill of Rs 60 lakh and bear it himself.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Gambhir's dream of FC cricket at Yamuna Sports Complex gets boost
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Former India opener Gautam Gambhir's dream of hosting first-class cricket at the Yamuna Sports Complex is all set to get accomplished as the construction of two new dressing rooms inside the stadium is about to get completed.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Facebook invests in Indian education start-up Unacademy
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook on Wednesday joined others such as General Atlantic and Sequoia India for a fresh $110 million round of funding into one of India's fastest growing education technology start-up Unacademy.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Would be a nice story if Osaka wins gold in Tokyo: Pierce
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Four-time Grand Slam champion Mary Pierce would be vouching for Japan's Naomi Osaka to win the coveted gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games slated to be held later in the year.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Was always determined to make comeback: Chinglensana
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) India's work ethic in the midfield has proved to be the difference in their initial four matches of the FIH Hockey Pro League 2020 which sees them sit in the third spot on the table with eight points from four matches. The team has certainly benefited from the return of experienced midfielder Chinglensana Singh Kangujam.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Proud of men of my country: Smriti Irani
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Minister for the Ministry of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Wednesday said that she was proud that not only women but also men showed high morals by approving Medical termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill 2020.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
iQOO ropes in Virat Kohli as brand ambassador
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Premium Chinese handset maker iQOO, which recently announced its entry into India, on Wednesday roped in cricketer Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Anti-CAA protest by Muslims in TN went peacefully (2nd Lead)
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) The anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protest by Muslim outfits in Tamil Nadu demanding the state government to pass a resolution in the Assembly that it the law will not be implemented went off peacefully.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Cabinet okays Bill to protect women's reproductive rights
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the 'Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill 2020', intended to protect women's reproductive rights.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
China expels foreign scribes for headline it deemed 'racist'
Beijing, Feb 19 (IANS) China on Wednesday expelled three foreign scribes of the Wall Street Journal over a headline in an opinion piece it said was "racist".
2020-02-19
Category: International, China,Media,Politics
Google Stadia coming to Samsung, Asus, more phones on Feb 20
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) US based search engine giant Google has revealed that its subscription-based game service 'Stadia' will work on some Android phones from Samsung, Asus and Razer starting on February 20.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bowling action of US' Nisarg Patel found to be illegal
Dubai, Feb 19 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Nisarg Patel of the US to be illegal and as such he has has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Mamata slams central govt over Tapas Paul's death
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Holding the BJP-led central government's "political vengeance" responsible for actor-politician Tapas Paul's death, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that three persons including a Trinamool MP and the wife of another Lok Sabha member have died in recent years unable to withstand the pressure of the central agencies.
2020-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
New chip may pave way for batteryless smart devices
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) A new ultra-low power Wi-Fi radio housed in a chip smaller than a grain of rice can pave the way for batteryless smart devices and more portable, fully wireless smart home setups, suggests new research.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
1 in 3 smartphone user shops through m-Commerce platforms
Gurugram, Feb 19 (IANS) One in every three smartphone user shops through m-commerce platforms in India and Flipkart and Amazon India are emerging as leading platforms while Club Factory is growing fast as an alternative, said a new survey on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
Habibullah missing from 1st meet with Shaheen Bagh protesters
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) While two of three Supreme Court appointed interlocutors reached Shaheen Bagh on Wednesday, the third interlocutor former Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah skipped the meet with protesters for reasons unknown.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: 'India's automotive supply chain could be disrupted'
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Rating agency ICRA on Wednesday said that India's automotive industry is likely to be negatively impacted due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) across China and neighbouring countries in South-East Asia.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Sanjeev Chawla will be quizzed in Tihar: MHA tells HC
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court that the Delhi Police will question cricket bookie Sanjeev Chawla inside Tihar Jail.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hopeful of Trump's visit passing off peacefully: J&K DGP
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh on Wednesday said that they are hopeful that US President Donald Trump's visit to India will pass off peacefully.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Tata Motors shares tumble after JLR boss warning on coronavirus
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Shares of Tata Motors fell as much as 5 per cent on the BSE before closing 2 per cent lower on Wednesday following JLR boss Ralf Speth's comment on the adverse impact on business due to the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Listed realty firms log steady sales growth in Q3FY20'
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Although the real estate sector has been largely going through a slowdown, a report by Anarock Realty Consultants has said that the major real estate companies listed on stock exchanges have recorded a steady growth in their revenue during the October-December quarter of financial year 2019-20.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pujara to play for County side Gloucestershire
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian Test star Cheteshwar Pujara will be playing County cricket for Gloucestershire, the club announced on Wednesday. Pujara will be playing the first six matches of the County Championship from April 12 to May 22.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Congress-ruled states eager on Priyanka's RS candidature
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) With the Congress weighing options to send its General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi to the Rajya Sabha, a competition seems to have begun between leaders of Congress-ruled states on her candidature from their respective states.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM Modi, Tweeple pay tributes to Chhatrapati Shivaji
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took to Twitter to pay tributes to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on his 390th birth anniversary.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
India recommended as host for 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 19 (IANS) India was on Wednesday recommended as the first South Asian hosts for the AFC Womens Asian Cup 2022 by the AFC Womens Football Committee which met here as part of the AFCs commitment to grow the womens game.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Suriya shares a 'happy selfie' with wife Jyothika
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Southern superstar Suriya has shared a happy selfie with his actress-wife Jyothika.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
A larger crude oil supply deal likely during Trump visit
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India and the US may seal a larger crude oil supply deal during the visit of President Donald Trump later this month with diplomatic sources indicating that American oil companies are coming with offers that would make it attractive for indian companies to increase oil imports from US despite the longer distance and higher freight.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bangladesh goes tough against illegal mobile handsets
Dhaka, Feb 19 (IANS) In a bid to rein in mobile phones imported illegally, the Bangladeshi government has initiated a move to set up a national equipment identity register (NEIR).
2020-02-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SC appointed mediators ask media to leave Shaheen Bagh
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Media covering dialogue between the Supreme Court appointed interlocutors and Shaheen Bagh protesters was told to leave protest site on Wednesday after the interlocutors refused to speak in front of them.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
S Korea confirms 20 more cases of coronavirus, 51 in total
Seoul, Feb 19 (IANS) South Korea on Wednesday confirmed 20 more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total number of infections to 51.
2020-02-19
Category: International, South Korea,National
Animal culture to conserve endangered species
Gandhinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) For the first time, animal culture - the learning of non-human species through socially transmitted behaviour - is being linked to conservation action, biologists said on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
'COVID-19 outbreak gradually brought under control in Hubei'
Beijing, Feb 19 (IANS) The coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in China's Hubei province has been gradually brought under control, said Mi Feng, spokesperson of the National Health Commission (NHC).
2020-02-19
Category: International, China,National
New engine to make rockets fuel-efficient, lightweight
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) A new type of engine -- called a rotating detonation engine -- promises to make rockets not only more fuel-efficient but also more lightweight and less complicated to construct, say researchers.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Why didn't we hug before, Thackeray tells Ajit Pawar
Pune (Maharashtra), Feb 19 (IANS) Lobbing a surprise political googly, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said the Shiv Sena and Nationalist Congress Party should have allied much earlier for the benefit of the people of Maharashtra.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Court grants bail to 6 secretaries in INX Media case
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to six secretaries, who were part of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) panel which granted approval to INX Media, in a corruption case being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Allu Arjun song 'Botta Bomma' is a TikTok blockbuster
Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Southern superstar Allu Arjun's latest release "Ala Vaikunthapurramloo" became an instant hit on release, and the a song from the film, "Botta Bomma", has become a blockbuster on TikTok.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Fruitful meeting, says Kejriwal after meeting Shah
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met the Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday and said the two had a good and fruitful meeting.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Suspected al-Shabab militants ambush bus in Kenya
Nairobi, Feb 19 (IANS) Suspected al-Shabab militants on Wednesday ambushed a commuter bus in northeast Kenya with casualties being feared.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Terrorism
Yogi sparks row with remarks on anti-CAA protesters
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, on Wednesday, kicked off a major controversy when he slammed the anti-CAA protesters and made a disparaging remark on the deaths that took place during the protests.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Two interlocutors reach Shaheen Bagh, hope for fruitful talks
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) To find a solution for the ongoing Shaheen Bagh protest, two of three Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors on Wednesday reached Shaheen Bagh to talk to the protestors out on the streets for more than a month against the new citizenship law (CAA).
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
COVID-19: Revenue of Indian firms in China to fall in Q1, Q2
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) With several industries in China on a standstill due to coronavirus outbreak, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said that the revenue of Indian companies operating in China are likely to fall by 15-20 per cent in the first two quarters of 2020 and may revive only in the third quarter.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Woman raped at knifepoint in Haryana
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Two men allegedly raped a 19-year-old woman from Punjab near the Karnal toll plaza in Haryana at knifepoint.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP ulemas want Yogi to raise triple talaq victims' pension
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) The Ulemas of the Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband have turned down the Yogi Adityanath government's proposal to give a pension of Rs 500 per month to triple talaq victims.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Galaxy Fold 2 may come with a new form of S Pen
Seoul, Feb 19 (IANS) Samsung is reportedly preparing to launch the second-generation Galaxy Fold device in July this year and now a new report claims that the upcoming device will come with a new form of S Pen.
2020-02-19
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Arjun Kanungo: I believe in giving fans a variety of songs
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) "Baaki baatein peene baad" singer Arjun Kanungo is gearing up for the release of his new love song, "Tum na ho", and says he likes to give his fans a variety of songs.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India shooter Deepak Kumar's car stolen from wedding function
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Preparing for Tokyo Olympics, shooter Deepak Kumar suffered a jolt on the personal front as the Asian Games silver medallist's car, a Honda WR-V, was stolen while he was attending the wedding ceremony of his sister-in-law.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Bigg Boss 13: Sidharth Shukla ruled Twitter this season
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Shukla was not the only most talked-about contestant of "Bigg Boss 13", but also the most tweeted-about personality from the recently concluded reality show.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cabinet nod for making crop insurance voluntary for farmers
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Wednesday decided to make the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) voluntary for farmers, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vodafone Idea stocks zoom, BSE seeks clarification
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Vodafone Idea (VIL) saw a sharp surge in its stock price on the BSE over reports that the government is unlikely to invoke its bank guarantees for now.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Koala rescued from bushfires woos netizens
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A heartwarming video of a Koala, who was rescued from bushfires in Australia is being appreciated on the social media as she returned to the natural habitat.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
US President commutes Blagojevich's sentence
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor convicted of trying to sell Barack Obama's vacated US Senate seat.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
DCW chief Swati Maliwal divorces husband Navin Jaihind
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Wednesday said she had divorced her husband and Aam Aadmi Party leader Navin Jaihind.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hours before Ram temple trust meet, allegations of 'occupation'
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Hours before the very first meeting of the Ram Janmabhoomi trust here in Delhi, a controversy has erupted. The Hindu Mahasabha has alleged that the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the BJP have "occupied" the trust through the present government.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ShareChat strengthens monetisation team with key appointments
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In a bid to further expand its presence in the country, regional language social media platform ShareChat on Wednesday strengthened its monetisation team with the appointment of three key senior executives.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Two Chinese crew of a ship at Chennai port isolated
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Two Chinese crew of M.V. Magnate ship that berthed at the Chennai port have been isolated inside the vessel and their blood samples were sent for testing for suspected coronavirus infection, said Chennai Port Trust.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
SC invites Gadkari to court on issues related to EVs
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed willingness to interact with the Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to consider issues related to procurement of electric vehicles (EVs) for public transport and setting up charging infrastructure for these vehicles in the country. EVs would play a major role in curbing air pollution.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Jupiter not as dry as earlier thought, reveals new NASA probe
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) The largest planet in our solar system may not be as dry as earlier shown by a NASA probe, according to the first science results revealed by the US space agency's Juno mission on the amount of water in Jupiter's atmosphere.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Thala Ajith injured, fans wish him speedy recovery
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Twitterati poured wishes for a speedy recovery for Tamil actor Ajith Kumar who recently suffered a minor accident during shooting for his upcoming film 'Valimai'.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Run For Tea' march to promote tea marketing, industry
Agartala, Feb 19 (IANS) In a bid to promote the state's tea industry, a colourful "Run For Tea" march was organised on Wednesday in Tripura, the second largest tea producing state in the northeast India after Assam.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Features
Karunaratne to lead SL in ODIs against West Indies
Colombo, Feb 19 (IANS) Dimuth Karunaratne will lead Sri Lanka in the upcoming three-match home ODI series against West Indies beginning Saturday.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Ex-DIG gest 8 years in jail for driving family to suicide
Amritsar, Feb 19 (IANS) Almost 16 years after five members of a family ended their life, a trial court here on Wednesday sentenced former Punjab Deputy Inspector General Kultar Singh and four other police personnel to eight years of imprisonment for abetting suicide in 2004.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Anti-CAA protest victims move court for FIR against cops
Kanpur, Feb 19 (IANS) The families of the victims of anti-CAA and NRC protests in Kanpur have now approached the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate for registering an FIR against the police.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Intel showcases 1st cryogenic quantum computing chip
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Intel Labs, in collaboration with QuTech which is an advanced research centre for quantum computing and quantum internet, has unveiled details about its first cryogenic quantum control chip called "Horse Ridge."
2020-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Cong objects to new CVC appointment
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Congress has objected to the appointment of Sanjay Kothari as the new Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC). Party leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who is also the member of the selection committee, has raised questions on the procedures adopted for making the appointment.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: SC-appointed interlocutors reach Shaheen Bagh, hope for fruitful talks with protesters
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2020-02-19
Category: International, China,
China eyes digital technologies to assist epidemic control
Beijing, Feb 19 (IANS) Chinese regulators on Wednesday called for full use of information technologies including big data and artificial intelligence to assist containing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic and help businesses resume work.
2020-02-19
Category: International, China,National
Vodafone Idea pulls a surprise, stocks zoom 35% on the BSE
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Vodafone Idea on Wednesday saw a sharp surge in its stock price over reports that the government is unlikely to invoke its bank guarantees for now. Its shares were trading at Rs 4.08 a share, higher by 35 per cent on the BSE.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ganguly impressed by renovated Motera stadium
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The renovated Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad, will soon become the largest cricket stadium in the world as it will have a seating capacity of 110,000 people. The stadium is likely to be inaugurated by US President Donald Trump to which BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has reacted.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Netizens abuzz as Grylls shares Rajini's TV debut first look
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Twitterati were left amused on Wednesday as Discovery channel's Bear Grylls shared the first look of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's debut on the small screen in his programme 'Into the Wild with Bear Grylls'.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mamata slams central govt over Tapas Paul's death
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Holding the BJP government at the centre responsible for actor-politician Tapas Paul's death, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that three persons including a Trinamool MP and wife of another Lok Sabha MP have died in recent years unable to withstand the pressure of the central agencies.
2020-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Malaika Arora recalls her 'auditions' days
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Malaika Arora has now earned the label of a dancing diva, but there was a time when she had to struggle like any other newcomer and face rejections.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nelco brings in-flight communication to India
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Nelco, a Tata Enterprise entity and VSAT solutions provider on Wednesday announced the launch of Aero in-flight communication (IFC) services in India.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Naagin 4' actor Sanjay Gandhi on working in supernatural shows
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) After "Haiwaan", actor Sanjay Gandhi is back in the supernatural space with "Naagin 4". He says it is important for actors to make a supernatural show relatable.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi HC bar association condemns transfer of Justice Muralidhar
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Bar Association on Wednesday condemned the transfer of Justice S. Muralidhar to Chandigarh.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Boeing's crisis-hit 737 Max jetliner faces new safety issue
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Boeing's crisis-hit 737 Max jetliner faces a new protection issue as particles has been found in the fuel tanks of several new planes which were in storage, awaiting delivery to airlines.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Technology
'More litigation likely in AGR, Vodafone Idea vulnerability highest'
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) There is likely to be further litigation due to AGR payment in the Indian telecom sector but Airtel will overcome the storm whereas Vodafone Idea vulnerability is highest in the given industry dynamics, analyst firm Credit Suisse said.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Congress mulling over new chiefs of 3 state units
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Deliberations are on in the Congress for the appointment of new state unit presidents in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra and the names will be out soon, party sources said on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Soon a good news on Cauvery Delta as PSAZ: TN CM
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday said the government will soon come out with a good news regarding declaration of Cauvery delta region as Protected Special Agriculture Zone (PSAZ).
2020-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Govt has provided everything we need for Tokyo Games: Sarnobat
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Ace Indian shooter Rahi Sarnobat believes the government has put in more effort to help the athletes' preparations for the Olympics as compared to her last Olympic Games in 2012.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
SC directs Raj government to stop illegal sand mining
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday was surprised to learn that rampant illegal sand mining was in progress in Rajasthan, despite the ban on such activities years ago.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chelsea promise to ban any Man U fan making homophobic chants
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Chelsea have promised to suspend any Manchester United supporter who is identified to have voiced homophobic and biphobic chants during Monday night's football match which they lost 0-2 to United.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Cong leader writes to Sonia, demands outreach programme
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) After Delhi debacle, Congress leader Intikhab Alam ahead of the plenary session has written a letter to the party's supremo Sonia Gandhi, demanding a nationwide voter connect programme for one month to reach out to every citizen in the country.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Liquor industry urges govt not to yield on duty cuts during Trump visit
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to India next week, the Indian alcoholic beverage industry has urged the government not to reduce customs duty on wine and spirits.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dalit minor sexually harassed by 3 youths
Shamli (Uttar Pradesh) Feb 19 (IANS) A 16-year old Dalit girl was sexually harassed by three youths while she was on her way to a brick kiln in Bhabisa village in Shamli district, police said on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will BJP regain ground in Jharkhand after Marandi's return?
Ranchi, Feb 19 (IANS) The first Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi has rejoined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after 14 years, giving high hopes to central leaders of regaining lost ground in the state.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Heartfulness Institute to set up PV Sindhu Badminton Academy
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) With the laying of the foundation stone by ace badminton player P.V Sindhu, Heartfulness Institute unveiled its plans of setting up a state of the art badminton facility, which will be named PV Sindhu Badminton Academy and Stadium. The upcoming facility is expected to be ready in the next 18-24 months and will be a landmark that matches the best in the world.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
AGR risk for GAIL, OIL and Powergrid stays: Fitch
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India's telecom-related regulatory dispute still is event risk for GAIL, OIL and Powergrid, Fitch Ratings said on wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ram Lalla to be shifted before temple construction begins
Ayodhya, Feb 19 (IANS) The Ram Lalla statue at the makeshift Ram Janmabhoomi temple will be shifted to another site near Manas Bhawan, when the construction of the Ram temple begins.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Every child's future under threat from climate change: Report
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The health and future of every child and adolescent worldwide is under immediate threat from ecological degradation, climate change and exploitative marketing practices that push fast food, sugary drinks, alcohol and tobacco at children, said a new report on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Anya Singh: Hope whoever I'm with becomes or is my best friend
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Actress Anya Singh, who is currently featuring in a web-series "Never Kiss Your Best Friend", hopes whoever she is with becomes her best friend or is her best friend and described it as a comfortable space to be in.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ashley Tisdale shares secret to her clear skin complexion
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Actress Ashley Tisdale has shared her secret to get a flawless skin.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Britney Spears gets injured while dancing
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears was hospitalised after a dance move went wrong.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
World Test Championship biggest of all ICC events: Kohli
Wellington, Feb 19 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday put his weight behind the World Test Championship, terming it as the mother of all other ICC events.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pak PM directs authorities for action against smuggling
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan Premier Imran Khan has directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Interior Ministry and other law enforcement agencies to take stringent action against smuggling in the country.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
RBI nod for Kotak Mahindra Bank promoter stake dilution
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Kotak Mahindra Bank on Wednesday said it has got the final nod from RBI on the promoters' stake dilution plan.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Have ambitions of playing Test cricket in future: Adil Rashid
London, Feb 19 (IANS) England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has signed a white-ball contract with Yorkshire for the 2020 season. He has suffered with a persistent shoulder injury.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ex S Korean Prez Lee Myung-bak sentenced to 17 years in jail
Seoul, Feb 19 (IANS) A South Korean Appellate court on Wednesday sentenced former President Lee Myung-bak to 17 years in jail over multiple corruption charges, including bribery and embezzlement.
2020-02-19
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Facebook to remove page posting fake North Carolina news
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook is reportedly planning to remove a page that has been posting false stories about North Carolina.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Chhota Shakeel rubbishes Rakesh Maria's allegations
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Absconder mafiosi Chhota Shakeel on Wednesday rubbished contentions by former Mumbai top cop Rakesh Maria that fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar had allegedly been given a contract to kill the arrested terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Social media abuzz over cats wearing masks in China
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Not just humans but animals too need protection from the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) and images of cats wearing face masks in China went viral online, triggering people to share more such images of their pet animals wearing masks.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
J&K readying for investments to spur growth: Lt Guv's adviser
Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir is no longer what it was for decades, and is changing and readying itself for investments to spur growth and development, a top official said.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Why no lie detector test on Asthana? court asks CBI
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) why it did not conduct "physiological and lie detector examination" on former CBI special director Rakesh Asthana in connection with a bribery case.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Half of Indian firms to adopt hybrid multi-cloud by 2021
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) With 95 per cent of the organisations planning to increase their Cloud spend in the next 12 months, half of the Indian enterprises will operate in a Hybrid multi-cloud environment by 2021, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Wednesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Apple's budget iPhone may face delay due to coronavirus
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Apple's next iPhone -- the iPhone 9 or iPhone SE2 -- is likely to see a delay in launch in the wake of the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,National
Billie Eilish breaks down at 2020 BRIT Awards
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Singer Billie Eilish broke down at the 2020 BRIT Awards after admitting social media trolls had made her "feel hated".
2020-02-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Starting school late reduce car crashes, improve teen safety
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Parents and teachers, please take note. Researchers have found that later school start times were associated with a significant drop in vehicle accidents involving teenage drivers.
2020-02-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Samsung launches Galaxy A71 quad-camera phone for Rs 29,999
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Unveiling its most premium smartphone in the A series, Samsung on Wednesday launched its Galaxy A71 model that comes with a quad-camera set up for Rs 29,999.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Gargi college panel records 600 testimonies, students to meet DCW
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A fact-finding committee conducting an independent probe into the alleged molestation of female students of Delhi University's Gargi College here on February 6 has so far recorded and examined the statements of over 600 witnesses, varsity sources said on Wenesday.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education