Tuesday, February 28, 2017

ISSF World Cup: Jitu wins bronze, other shooters disappoint
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Ace India shooter Jitu Rai bagged bronze medal in the men's 10m air pistol category in the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range here today. The 29-year old scored a total of 2 ... read..

Final Qualification round of Mercedes Golf Trophy from tomorrow
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
The final qualification round of the 17th edition of Mercedes Trophy will kick-off tomorrow at the Jaypee Greens Golf Resort, Greater Noida, which will see the participation of around 340 golfers. Top six golfers from the Noida leg will then make t ... read..

Sri Lanka's consumer price inflation hits record high on drought
COLOMBO | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Sri Lanka's consumer price inflation hit a record high of 6.8 percent in February under a new index, government data released on Tuesday showed, pushed up by the impact of a lingering drought and base-year effects. This could be a cause of concern as the ... read..

IIITM-K to hold workshop on 'Blockchain Technology' on March 3
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) will organize a workshop on 'Blockchain', a cutting edge technology designed to provide a tamper-proof and immutable data storage system and transparency in digital applications, a ... read..

ICT Academy releases report on "Best Practices--Higher Education TN
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
ICT Academy, a public-private partnership initiative of the Central and the Tamil Nadu Governments and Industry, today released a first of its kind report on "Best Practices Higher Education Tamil Nadu". The report was released at the inaugurati ... read..

Prakash Javadekar to inaugurate 3-day Rotary South Asia Literacy Summit from Mar 3
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the 3-day 'Rotary South Asia Literacy Summit' to be held here from March three to five and to be attended by Nobel Lauereate Kailash Satyarti. This would be a global event that would see participati ... read..

SICBMA wants corrugated boxes treated as essential commodity, seeks lower customs duty for import of kraft paper
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Faced with mounting challenges in view of the more than 20 per cent increase in the price of Kraft paper, the main raw material, the South India Corrugated Box Manufacturers' Association (SICBMA) today urged the Tamil Nadu government to increase the pr ... read..

Employee of a leading textile chain ends life over failed love affair
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
An employee of a leading textile chain committed suicide by hanging at the place where he was staying with other colleagues in the city late last night. Police said the deceased employee was identified as Joseph from Ambasamudram in Tirunelveli dis ... read..

Union minister visits Sorapet village
Puducherry | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Mr. Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs who is on a one day visit to the Union Territory today visited the Primary Health Centre at Sorapet Village. An official release here said, the Minister had an interaction with the f ... read..

Sasikala replies to EC notice after rebel camp challenges her election as AIADMK GS
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Ms V K Sasikala, interim General Secretary of the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, today replied to the notice issued by the Election Commission on a petition filed by rebel camp led by former CM O Panneerselvam, seeking to declare her election as 'illegal' ... read..

Jagan demands Rs 20 lakh compensation to deceased families
Vijayawada Feb 28 | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Leader of the Opposition in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy today visited the accident site and the Nandigama government hospital, where the injured were admitted for treatment, and demanded that Rs.20 lakh compensation be disbursed to t ... read..

Odisha Assembly adjourned for the day over farmers plight in post demonetisation
Bhubaneswar | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Odisha Assembly was adjourned for the day by Speaker Niranjan Pujari after Opposition Congress members stalled the business of the house during Zero hour over the suffering of the farmers due to demonetization. The house could not transact any ... read..

Bengaleru's Udayan Mane hits the front in round two of bti Open
Dhaka | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Bengaluru's Udayan Mane hit the front with a five-under-67 in round two of the BTI Open 2017. Mane's two-day total of seven-under-137 placed him one shot clear of the rest at the Rs 40 lakh event being played at the Kurmitola Golf Club (KGC) here. ... read..

J'khand win big vs Services after tons from Saurabh and Ishank, Chhatishgarh bt J&K by 4 runs
Kalyani/Kolkata | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Unbeaten 214 runs 4th wicket partnership between not out batsmen Saurabh Tiwary (102) and Ishank Jaggi (116) powered Jharkahnd a 7-wicket triumph over Services, and struggling Chhatishgarh scripted a 4-run win against fighting Jammu and Kashmir at Vij ... read..

NEIGRIHMS resident doctors forms association
Shillong | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Resident doctors of the government-owned super specialty North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science (NEIGRIHMS) have formed NEIGRIHMS Resident Doctors Association (NRDA) here in Meghalaya, a statement stated today. ... read..

Naidu urges states, cities to focus on Solid Waste Management
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Complimenting states and cities for doing well in building toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today voiced concern over sub-optimal results in respect of Solid Waste Management. ''Efforts need ... read..

Extension of train services, special train for summer
Bengaluru | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
South Western Railways announced the services of Special Trains between Yesvantpur - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-Yesvantpur and Yesvantpur-Jaipur-Yesvantpur will be extended and, a Special Train between Ernakulam-Mysuru-Ernakulam with special fare will b ... read..

7 lakh Nissan 'Made in India' cars exported to 106 countries in record of 7 years
Hyderabad | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Nissan Motor India Private Ltd (NMIPL), a 100 per cent subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd Japan, has achieved the milestone in exporting of 700,000 Made in India" Nissan and Datsun cars to 106 countries. This landmark has been accomplished in a r ... read..

Chief Hydrographer visits ENC
Visahapatnam | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar, NM, Chief Hydrographer to the Government of India, arrived here today on a three-day visit to the Eastern Naval Command (ENC). According to an ENC Statement here, Vice Admiral Badhwar is on a maiden visit to ENC after taking ov ... read..

Namami Brahmaputra, biggest river festival from Mar 31
Hyderabad | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
For the first time, Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) will conduct a five-day Namami Bramhaputra, the biggest river festival at the riverfront of Brahmaputra, Guwahati, land of Kamakhya Temple, one of the most important and popular Shakti-peet ... read..

Corrugated box industry in distress over rising Kraft papers prices: Association
Hyderabad | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
The Corrugated Industry was in distress over the rising Kraft paper prices and supply disruptions, according to All India-based corrugated box manufacturing association. In a statement here today, the association said the Industry is staring at huge los ... read..

Excise officials seize Hashish Oil, 3 held in AP
Visakhapatnam | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
For the first time in the Tribal Agency, around 95 kg of 'Hashish oil' was seized by the officials of Prohibition and Excise Department in an interior village of G Madugula mandal in the district. According to Andhra Pradesh State Excise officials today, ... read..

PM Modi to visit Israel this summer
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Top diplomats from India and Israel are actively working on the exchange visit at the Prime Minister level, to mark 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two sides. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is likely to visit India anytim ... read..

Pune pitch termed as 'poor' by ICC match referee
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee Chris Broad has termed the pitch as "poor" used in the first Test between India and Australia in Pune. The report has been forwarded to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, which has 14 days t ... read..

PM greets scientists on National Science Day
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted scientists on National Science Day for their role in nation building. The PM greeted the scientists on National Science Day and also saluted Sir CV Raman for his contribution to science. "On Natio ... read..

Ramjas row to be raised in Parliament, say Left leaders
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Left leaders Sitaram Yechury and D Raja today indicated that the Ramjas issue would be raised in Parliament. The comments came when Mr Yechury and Mr Raja, who are both Members of the Rajya Sabha, along with KC Tyagi of the Janata Dal (United) joined in ... read..

Lakhtakia to get additional charge of CRPF DG
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Sudeep Lakhtakia, the Additional Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), is likely to take additional charge as Director General from Wednesday, an official said on Tuesday. ... read..

Child trafficking accused blames BJP leader for wrongdoing
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Jalpaiguri child trafficking accused Chandana Chakraborty, arrested with two aides this month, on Tuesday put the blame of wrongdoing on BJP leader Juhi Chowdhury. ... read..

Kerala Catholic priest arrested for rape
Kannur (Kerala) | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
A Catholic priest in Kerala was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl, who subsequently gave birth to a baby boy, police said. ... read..

Talks of disintegration in garb of freedom of speech not tolerable: Ravi Shankar Prasad
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Amid the rising political brouhaha over the violent students clashes in Ramjas College, BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday warned that talks of the country's disintegration in the garb of freedom of speech will not be tolerated. ... read..

Minor girl raped in Howrah, one arrested
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
A minor girl was allegedly raped by a local near her house in West Bengal's Howrah district, police said on Tuesday. ... read..

NHRC asks Delhi Police report over 'attack on female student'
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
The NHRC on Tuesday sought a report from the Delhi Police over allegations that policemen attacked a female student and manhandled journalists during the February 22 clash of students at the Delhi Universitys Ramjas College. ... read..

'India, Israel trying to make relationship multi-dimensional'
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
As India and Israel begin to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic ties, a senior official here on Tuesday said that the two countries are constantly trying to make the relationship more multi-dimensional. ... read..

ABVP accuses 'outsiders' for Ramjas College violence
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Tuesday accused "outsiders" of vandalism and anti-national propaganda on the Delhi University (DU) campus and questioned the silence of the university's Vice Chancellor over the issue. ... read..

No proper record of land holdings by PSUs
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Chairman, Ministry of Defence Committee on Land and Vice Chairman of National Institute of Public Finance and Policy Sumit Bose today called for bringing more transparency in use of public land and said it was unfortunate that there was no proper record ... read..

Core industries output rises 3.4 pc in Jan
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Driven by significant growth in the production of natural gas, steel and cement, the index of selected eight core industries registered a growth of 3.4 per cent in January, 2017. The growth rate of eight infrastructure sectors -- coal, crude oil, natural ... read..

PRINCE2 undergoes a major change since 2009
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Project management firm PRINCE2 has undergone its first major update since 2009 and now it will place a strong emphasis on the scalability and flexibility of the method and on how best to tailor it to the complexity and specific requirements of a project. ... read..

Auto driver injured as Soundarya's car rams into it
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
An auto driver sustained minor injuries when his vehicle was hit by a car said to be driven by Rajinikanth's daughter and Film director Soundarya in the city this morning. Soundarya, who had announced that she was living separately from her husban ... read..

Stalin chairs DMK district secy's meet, actor Radha Ravi joins DMK
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
DMK Working President M K Stalin today chaired his first meeting with Party district secretaries after assuming the new responsibility, and discussed various issues, including the strategy to be adopted during the upcoming local body election. Dur ... read..

Port-Maduravoyal elevated project to resume soon : CM
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today said work on the Port-Maduravoyal elevated project aimed at easing the traffic congestion and providing seamless connnectivity to the north of Chennai, would resume soon. He made this statemen ... read..

Kottayam-Kochi Rubber Market Rates
Kottayam | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Following were the Rubber Market rates announced by the Rubber Board here today per quintal KOTTAYAM RSS FOUR Rs 15500 RSS FIVE Rs 14300 ISNR TWENTY: Rs 13900 SIXTY PERCENT LATEX: Rs. 9935 KOCHI RSS FOUR Rs. 15500 RSS FIVE Rs. 14300 INTERNATIONAL ... read..

Chikkala files nomination for MLC seat
Kakinada | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Former Minister Chikkala Ramachandra Rao today filed his nomination as TDP candidate for the MLC East Godavari Local bodies constituency. Accompanied by Minister for Irrigation Devineni Umamaheswerarao who is the party district incharge, Thota Nara ... read..

IIM-Shillong to host 6th international SUSCON meet
Shillong | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Indian Institute of Management (IIM)- Shillong will host the Sixth Annual International Conference on Sustainability, SusCon VI, from March 2 to 4 here in Meghalaya, an official said today. The three-day conference will be inaugurated by of Tata Sus ... read..

Upper house adjourned twice amid bedlam over recruitment scams in Bihar
Patna | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
The Bihar Legislative Council was adjourned twice in the pre-lunch session without transaction of any business for the second consecutive day today as the Opposition created ruckus in the Upper House over their demand for CBI probe in recruitment scams ... read..

Four persons injured in BSF firing in Tripura
Agartala | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Four people sustained serious injuries while one had to be admitted to Gomati district hospital in Udaipur as BSF jawans opened fire allegedly on a group of ostensibly innocent people. The incident has sparked resentment among the villagers. ... read..

Formalin composition found in fish in Tripura
Agartala | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
The state food testing laboratory traced the presence of formalin composition in fish samples randomly collected from various markets of Agartala, informed health minister Badal Choudhury today in the assembly. Mr Choudhury said, formalin was found ... read..

Ramjas row: NHRC issues notice to Delhi Police Commissioner
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
The National Human Rights Commission today issued a notice to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik over allegations of police excesses outside Ramjas College and asked to submit a detailed report in the matter within a month. The notice was iss ... read..

PM's rally in eastern UP tmrw to be historic: Manish
Gorakhpur | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing two election meetings in the region tomorrow to boost the prospect of BJP candidates in the sixth and seventh phase Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. All preparation of the PM's rally, first in M ... read..

India not to issue demarche to US on killing of Indian Engineer in hate crime
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Witnessing "pro-active" response of the US authorities in the wake of killing of an Indian engineer in shootout at Kansas bar, in an apparent incident of hate crime, India has hold itself back from issuing a formal demarche to the Donald Trump Administrat ... read..

Samsung India contributes for 'school kit programme' in Bengaluru
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:06 PM IST
Samsung India has reached out to more than 30,000 school students in key districts here, in collaboration with the government of Karnataka's two-day 'School Kit Programme' that aims to extend support to students from government schools. ... read..

Slain techie's mother questions Trump's policies
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:06 PM IST
The mother of Indian techie who was shot dead in the US last week in a suspected racist attack, questioned the immigration policies of President Donald Trump, which allegedly triggered racist attacks. ... read..

Gurmehar steps back after threats, students denounce ABVP (Roundup)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:06 PM IST
Hundreds of students on Tuesday protested in Delhi University against the ABVP even as a female student who took on the RSS-affiliated body pulled back after getting death and rape threats. ... read..

Uncertainty continues over MP getting lions from Gujarat
Bhopal | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:06 PM IST
The authorities in Madhya Pradesh are yet to confirm the arrival of Asiatic Lions from Gujarat in the state's Palpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary. ... read..

Opposition leaders visit DU, support protesting students; slam Centre
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:06 PM IST
Several opposition leaders on Tuesday joined a protest on the Delhi University campus against the violence on the Ramjas College on February 22 and accused the government of politicising the issue and censoring students. ... read..

No need for demarche over techie shooting in Kansas: India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:06 PM IST
India on Tuesday denied reports appearing in a section of the media that its embassy in Washington has issued a demarche to the US State Department over last week's shooting of an Indian techie at a bar in Kansas city. ... read..

LG assures 'strict action' over campus violence: Kejriwal (Lead)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:06 PM IST
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday sought arrest of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists blamed for violence in Delhi University (DU) and said Lt. Governor Anil Baijal has promised "strict action". ... read..

Rahul takes on Modi on Manipur issues
Imphal | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:06 PM IST
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit out against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, questioning his government's achievements and asking him why he had not consulted key stakeholders, like the Manipur government, about the accord with the NSCM-I ... read..

Gurmehar free to speak her mind, says Rijiju, flays leftists
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
After drawing criticism over his remark as to who was polluting Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur's mind, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said she was free to speak her mind and should be left alone as per her wish. ... read..

Jharkhand CM sticks to liquor sale, says prohibition social issue
Ranchi | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, who has been drawing flak for his government's move to sell liquor through its own outlets to generate revenue, on Tuesday said that he favoured an eventual total prohibition, however it's a social and not a politica ... read..

Strategic Dialogue with China positive, constructive: India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
The first Strategic Dialogue between India and China in Beijing last week that was co-chaired by Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesul was "positive and constructive", a senior official said here on Tuesday. ... read..

Three tiger cubs spotted in Ranthambore
Jaipur | Tuesday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
In news that will bring cheer to wildlife lovers, three tiger cubs have been spotted in Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district, a Forest Department official said on Tuesday, ... read..

Haryana Assembly to discuss Jat agitation on Wednesday
Chandigarh | Tuesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
The legislative assembly will on Wednesday discuss the issue of the ongoing Jat agitation in the state, Haryana Assembly Speaker Kanwar Pal has said. ... read..

In a first, snow leopard sighted in Himachal's Miyar Valley
Shimla | Tuesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
In a first, footage of a snow leopard in the wild in Himachal Pradesh's rugged and fairly inaccessible Miyar Valley has been recorded by a state Forest Department employee. ... read..

SC negates woman's plea to abort foetus suffering Down syndrome
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
The Supreme Court today rejected a woman's plea to abort her 26-week old foetus who suffered from 'Down syndrome'. The Apex Court passed the order after taking into record the fact that the report of medical experts and doctors suggested that there was n ... read..

Bank strike may impact transactions over Rs one lakh crore: ASSOCHAM
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Apex industry body ASSOCHAM has urged the state-owned bank unions to drop the day-long strike as it may impact banking transactions worth up to Rs 1.3 lakh crore including forex and paper clearing. "The all India bank strike called under the banner of Uni ... read..

OECD signs MoU with CII for policy research
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Aiming to work on areas of common interest that include economic, social, governance and environmental policy, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) today signed a Memorandum of Underst ... read..

Rights groups praise IOC's revised Games contract
BERLIN | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
A new contract for future Olympic Games hosts that makes the protection of human rights a core requirement earned praise from rights groups today who say preparations of major sports events lead to rights violations. The International Olympic Committee ha ... read..

South Africa says Durban may lose out on hosting 2022 Commonwealth Games
CAPE TOWN | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
South Africa's Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said today Durban may loose out on hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games due to cost challenges. In December South Africa's officials said it remained "fully committed" to hosting the games despite falling short ... read..

Kozhikode coir market
Kozhikode | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Following were the rates in the Kozhikode coir market today per quintal. Coir Quilandy No one Rs 8,500 No two Rs 8,000 Beypore No one Rs 6,500 No two Rs 6,000. UNI PCH16118 ... read..

Kozhikode spices market
Kozhikode | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Following were the rates in the Kozhikode spices market today per quintal. Pepper Nadan Rs 55,000, Chettan Rs 55,800, Wynadan Rs 56,800, Ginger (New) Rs 12,500, Cardamom Green (New)Rs 1,600. UNI PCH1609 ... read..

Kozhikode rubber market
Kozhikode | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Following were the rate in the Kozhikode rubber market today. RMA lot (RSS-4) 15,500, (RSS-5) 13,800. UNI PCH1606 ... read..

Bank Strike 'total success': AIBEA
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
The All India Bank Strike called by United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) consisting of 9 bank unions namely AIBEA, AIBOC, NCBE, AIBOA, BEFI, INBEF, INBOC, NOBW, NOBO, was a 'total success' in all the Banks across the country, AIBEA has claimed that nea ... read..

Village Protection movement volunteers arrested
Puducherry | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
As many as 102 volunteers of the "Grama Padukappu Iyyakkam"(Village protection movement) were arrested when they picketed the office of the Deputy Collector at Villianur here today. The agitation was to protest against the failure of the administrati ... read..

Treatment of tandlu in all TTD temples twice in a year : EO
Tirumala | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
To enhance longevity and strength to all the Tandlu (special type wooden logs prepared from the roots of banyan tree used to carry vahanan processions), treatment should be done twice in a year, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Executive Officer Dr D ... read..

Handloom weavers organize demo
Puducherry | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Handloom weavers, affiliated to the CITU today held a demonstration in front of the office of Registrar of Cooperative Societies to press their demands. The weavers were demanding among other things the uninterrupted supply of raw materials, enha ... read..

Manipur CM Ibobi asks PM to stop "Maan ki Baat" and start "Kam Ki Baat"
Imphal | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh appealed to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to start translating promises into actions and asking "Maan Ki Baat" should become "Kam ki bat". Addressing a public rally here today of the Congress party which wa ... read..

Nagaland MP Rio says sports united people
Kohima | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Nagaland Lok Sahba Member Neiphiu Rio today said politics, war and sometimes religion divide people, but sports united the people from different nations, irrespective of colour, creed or religion. Inaugurating the colourful Golden Jubilee celebratio ... read..

1 dies, 5 hurt in separate road accidents in Nagaland
Kohima Feb 28 | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
One person aged around 20 years was killed on a spot and the driver injured yesterday in Kiphire, when a Tata sumo which they were traveling, rolled down around 100 ft below the road. Official sources said that the unfortunate incident happened at a ... read..

Women charred to death in fire in Nagaland
Kohima | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
A 53-year-old woman was charred to death in a fire in the early hours of yesterday at Chuchuyimlang town under Mokokchung district of Nagaland. Official sources said that the fire broke out at the wee hours yesterday, with both the husband as well a ... read..

Car accident victim body found in gutter in city
Kolkata | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Thirty-seven-year-old Sk Salim, a resident of Tollygunj in south Kolkata, who was hit by a Minidor van while crossing the Tollygunj Circular Road last night, was today dead in the gutter on Prince Anwar Shah Road, few hundreds yards from his home. E ... read..

PM Modi only providing lip service : Rahul Gandhi
Imphal | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi today alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was only interested in giving false assurances to the people rather than doing any concrete work. Addressing one of the biggest rally the state has seen here today afte ... read..

Ramjas row: LG assured strict action against perpetrators, says Kejriwal
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal today said that Lt Governor Anil Baijal assured that strict action would be taken against the perpetrators of the Ramjas College incident and on alleged rape threats to Kargil martyr's daughter Gurmehar Kaur, aft ... read..

India's first Integrated Heliport inaugurated in Delhi
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Union Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju today inaugurated India's first Integrated Heliport in Rohini here, in presence of Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, North West Delhi MP Udit Raj and other dignitaries. In his inauguration address, Mr ... read..

SC orders Sahara to sell properties, deposit Rs 5000 cr
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
The Supreme Court today asked Sahara to sell the properties and deposit a sum of Rs 5,000 crore of a substantial amount to the Sahara SEBI account. Sahara has filed a list of properties to the apex court three-judge bench, headed by Justice Dipak Misra, ... read..

SP-BSP govts in UP had done politics of discrimination
Gorakhpur | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Firebrand BJP MP and Mahant of Gorakhnath Temple Yogi Adityanath today alleged that Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party have done politics of discrimination in Uttar Pradesh and BJP's main motive was to end this system and introduce Sushashan (good go ... read..

'Bua' wants to tie Rakhi again: Akhilesh
Azamgarh | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Commenting on BSP supremo Mayawati, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav said today that after the results of Assembly elections, Buaji (Mayawati) will tie rakhi to BJP leaders again. Addressing an election gather ... read..

Queen Elizabeth II looking forward to seeing 'Viceroy's house ': Gurinder Chaddha
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
British filmmaker of Indian origin Gurinder Chaddha said Queen Elizabeth II is looking forward to watching her film 'viceroy's house', a film about the inside life of the Viceroy's House in 1947 during the events leading to India's Partition. In a post on ... read..

Students protest against ABVP in Delhi University (Lead)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Shouting "ABVP Go Back", hundreds of students marched through Delhi University on Tuesday to denounce the RSS-affiliated body for attacking students, teachers and journalists in the campus. ... read..

Family, friends bid tearful adieu to Indian killed in US
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Family members, relatives, friends and people from different walks of life bid a tearful adieu to Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in the US on February 22 in a suspected hate crime. ... read..

Trump's "big" spending hopes nudge stocks higher
* Graphic: FX rates in 2017 http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh * Europe stocks up | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
World stocks hovered just off all-time highs and were on course for a fourth straight month of gains on Tuesday, as investors awaited a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump for signals on infrastructure spending and tax cuts. Global share markets have ri ... read..

DYFI deplores attacks on campuses, to conduct mass congregations
Kozhikode | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Deploring attacks on campuses across the country, the pro-CPI (M) Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) today said it would conduct mass congregations in varsities from March 6 to 10 and other forms of agitations against the move. Talking ... read..

If RSS takes a decision it will be implemented at any cost: Shobha
Kozhikode | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Hitting out at Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan by referring to his Mangaluru visit recently, firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Shobha Surendran today said the CM would not be able to walk around freely in the state if the Ra ... read..

Chennai Bullion Market Closing Rates
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Following are the Closing Rates in the Chennai Bullion Market today. 1 Gm Gold : 22 Ct Rs 2,851 1 Gm Silver : Rs 47.20 10 Gm Gold : 24 Ct Rs 30,010 1 Kg Silver : Rs 44,085 UNI RSS1525 ... read..

6-Member probe committee begins investigation on Apollo Hospitals
Kolkata | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
The six-member investigating committee, set up by the West Bengal government to probe the alleged negligence in providing treatment and release of a car accident victim, today visited Apollo Gleaneagles Hospitals on EM Bypass and began investigation. ... read..

Raw silk production increases in NE
Guwahati | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
The raw silk production in North East region has increased gradually over the last one year, with the Central government laying emphasis on increasing it further. As against 5,126 MT produced in 2014-15, total of 5,500 MT of eri, muga and mulberry ... read..

OIL CMD stresses on Enhanced Oil Recovery methods
Guwahati | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
With most oil fields under Oil India Ltd (OIL) hitting its saturation capacity, the company was looking for Enhanced Oil Recovery methods to tap reserves that have been bypassed in the conventional drilling procedures, OIL chairman and managing director U ... read..

Bank services paralysed in Bihar due to nationwide strike
Patna | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Banking services in Bihar were paralysed today as bankers from public sector and private banks joined the nationwide strike called by United Forum of Bank Unions. Bihar Bank Employees Federation general secretary Jai Prakash Dixit said that all bank b ... read..

Ramjas row: AISA, NSUI stage protest against ABVP in North campus
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
A day after ABVP's 'Tiranga' march, left-affiliated student wing AISA today took out a protest march at the North Campus area of the Delhi University against alleged 'hooliganism' of the BJP's student organisation at an event in Ramjas College over invita ... read..

Needs to accelerate Financing opportunities in building projects: Shekar Reddy
Hyderabad | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
CREDAI former National President and Indian Green Building Counicl (IGBC, Hyderabad chapter) Chairman C Shekar Reddy, today called on the need to further accelerate financing opportunities for upcoming and existing building projects. Addressing a wo ... read..

Ghulam Nabi Azad condoles P Shiv Shankar's demise
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST
Senior Congress Leader and General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee Ghulam Nabi Azad today expressed his heartfelt condolences at the demise of former Union Minister P Shiv Shankar. In a condolence message over the death of Shiv Shan ... read..

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