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We did no talks about Atwal: Trudeau after meeting PM Modi
New Delhi [India] | February 23, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday clarified that he held no talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on convicted Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal. ... read..


SAD condemns murderous assault on its corporation election candidate in Ludhiana
Chandigarh | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) condemned the murderous assault on SAD candidate Jagbir Singh Sokhi and his supporters in Ludhiana on Friday and asked the State Election Commission (SEC) to take immediate action in the matter. In a statement here, SAD spok ... read..


Centre committed to protecting interests of SC/ST : Ramdas Athawale
Chandigarh | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Frriday said that the Centre is fully committed to protecting the interests of the weaker sections, divyangs and SC/STs throughout the country. It will ensure the completion of ... read..


Gudiya case: 9 Police officers to provide voice samples for CBI in custodial death
Shimla | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
All nine police officers booked for custodial death in Gudiya case, including suspended IG ZH Zaidi and former Shimla SP D W Negi, on Friday offered to provide voice samples to the Central Bureau of Investigation, while they were produced before Chief Jud ... read..


Traffic police seizes licenses of 5 drivers for jumping red signal in Srinagar
Srinagar | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Traffic police has seized driving licenses of five drivers caught jumping red-lights at traffic signals in the summer capital, Srinagar. An official spokesperson said that two driving licenses were seized from Hyderpora traffic signal light, while the ot ... read..


Cong leader Narayanaswamy remanded to 14 days Judicial custody
Bengaluru | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Congress leader Narayanaswamy, who had surrendered before the police earlier in the day in connection with threatening to burn down a BBMP Ward office as the officials refused to issue khata for a land under dispute, was remanded to 14 days Judicial ... read..


Traffic police issues fresh advisory for bus operators ferrying school kids
Srinagar | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
As the educational institutions are reopening after winter vacation in the Kashmir valley from Monday, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar City on Friday issued a fresh advisory to the school bus and van operators ferrying school going chil ... read..


EC notifies schedule for elections to 58 RS seats in 16 states
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
The Election Commission on Friday released the schedule for elections to 58 Rajya Sabha seats in 16 states. The term of the members representing these seats is going to expire in April-May this year. These seats include ten from UP, six each from Mahara ... read..


PNB scam:Nirav Modi's banks accounts, shares frozen
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday froze bank deposits and shares worth Rs 44 crore of the Nirav Modi group, an official statement said here . The probe agency has also seized a huge collection of imported watches from locations linked to the billio ... read..


No restriction on withdrawal by customers, clarifies PNB
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Public sector lender Punjab National Bank (PNB) has clarified that are restrictions on the withdrawals by the customers. There are reports in social media/other platforms that the withdrawal limit for a customer from the bank has been capped at Rs 3,000. ... read..


GHMC has taken up construction of 2BHK in a big way: Chitra Ramachandran
Hyderabad | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Telangana Special Chief Secretary for Housing on Friday said that the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has taken up construction of double-bedroom houses (2BHK) in a big way. Ms Ramachandran along with senior officials of various Governmen ... read..


Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ambassador Kunwar Bai passes away
Raipur | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
One Hundred and six year-old Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Ambassador Kunwar Bai, who was felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for her unique move to build toilets in her village in Chhattisgarh, died here on Friday following a prolonged illness. The poor ... read..


There should not be any mistakes in Pattadar Passbooks: CM
Hyderabad | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday instructed the officials concerned to make sure that there should not be any mistakes in the Pattadar Passbooks. At a review meeting in Pragathi Bhavan, here the Chief Minister has instructed that l ... read..


Drinking water to every village by March end: CM
Hyderabad | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has instructed officials to make sure the proper supply of drinking water to all the villages by March 31. While laying the pipelines to the villages, parallelly internal pipe network in the villages should als ... read..


Woman killed in accident
Hyderabad | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
A 45-year-old woman was killed and three others injured, when a tractor ran over them in front of the Mudikonda Gram Panchayat office in Khammam district of Telangana on Friday. Bharathamma was killed on the spot, while the injured women were shifted to t ... read..


Kerala's first Global IT Summit #Future from Mar 22
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Setting the pitch for Kerala's first Global IT Summit #Future planned in Kochi on March 22 and 23, leaders of industry and technocrats have said the event will be a forum to brainstorm over the massive technological and economic changes taking place the ... read..


TDP charges against Jagan baseless: YSRCP
Hyderabad | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Slamming Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and TDP leaders for their sustained negative campaign against Leader of the Opposition YS Jagan Mohan Reddy as a cover up bid to wriggle out from the heat generated by the growing demand for Speci ... read..


Fire breaks out in conveyor belt of Dhamra Port
Bhubaneswar | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
A minor fire broke out at one of the conveyor belts at Dhamra Port this morning. Port authorities in a release said the fire broke out at around 0900 hours. Immediate action was taken and fire was extinguished without injury or loss of property. ... read..


Court confiscates DA properties of over one crore
Patna | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
A special court here today passed ordered to confiscate the Disproportionate Assets about of Rs 1.41 crore of a public servant. The presiding officer of Bihar special court act 2009 has passed the order after completing the hearing on a petition filed ... read..


BSF becomes champion of national police archery tournament
Imphal | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
BSF has emerged as the champion of the 6th All India Police Archery Championship which concluded here today. Chief Minister N Biren Singh who attended the closing function at Khuman Lampak stadium said the government would try its best to improve th ... read..


Eight fishermen sent to jail for fishing illegally inside Gahirmatha marine sanctuary
Kendrapara | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
The forest personnel on Friday arrested 8 fishermen for catching fish illegally by trespassing into the No fishing zone of Gahirmatha marine sanctuary. The forest personnel also intercepted trawler used by the fishermen, seized 20 kg of fish catch ... read..


Parliamentary Secretary issue rocks Manipur Assembly
Imphal | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
The Manipur Assembly on the last day today witnessed a heated debate between ruling and opposition bench over the repeal of the Parliamentary Secretary law. The Congress members said the Supreme Court has already ruled that the Parliamentary Secret ... read..


8-year old girl raped in Bihar
Purnea | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
An 8-year old Mahadalit girl was raped by a youth at Bauhati village under Mohanpur police outpost area in this district today. Police said here that the youth raped the girl in maize filed when she along with her friend had gone to ease herself. ... read..


NCP to nominate Marak to contest countermanded polls in Meghalaya
Williamnagar | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
The Nationalist Congress Party today decided to nominate Krinilla R Marak, wife of the slain NCP candidate Johnathone Sangma, to contest the countermanded polls of Williamnagar assembly seat in Meghalaya. However, the Election Commission is yet to ... read..


Newly married youth and grandmother die in parcel bomb explosion, wife battling for life in hospital
Bhubaneswar | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
In a very shocking and heart rendering incident an elderly woman and her grandson who was married on February 18 died in a parcel bomb explosion at Patnagarh in Bolangir district on Friday. The grand-daughter in law who was also seriously i ... read..


Members of Thane ZP resolve for security cover for its female
Thane | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
The members of the newly-elected Thane Zilla Parishad have resolved to provide a security cover to its female president for her safety during the frequent travel in the district. In the first-ever general body meeting held here on Thursday and presided o ... read..


Mah Governor to attend silver jubilee of Vision Foundation of India
Mumbai | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Governor of Maharashtra C Vidyasagar Rao will attend the silver jubilee celebrations of 'Vision Foundation of India' (VFI) at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Kalaghoda, in south Mumbai on February 24. Vision Foundation of India (VFI) is a ... read..


Over 2,000 pairs likely to tie nuptial knot in mass marriage during
Aurangabad | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
More than 2,000 pairs of Muslim brides and grooms from across Maharashtra are likely to tie the nuptial knot in a mass marriage (nikah) ceremony, which will be held during the three-day state-level conference of 'Tablighi Jamaat Ijtema-2018', scheduled to ... read..


Five held for attack on TV journalist in suburban train
Mumbai | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Five people who had allegedly attacked a TV journalist inside an Andheri-bound local train were on Friday remanded to police custody for three days by a Railway court here. Andheri GRP had laid a trap at Bandra station to nab the rowdy commuters. All of ... read..


Looking for conclusion into Sunanda Pushkar's death case: Shashi Tharoor
Shillong (Meghalaya) [India] | February 23, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday that he is looking for a conclusion in his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death case. ... read..


NIA files charge-sheet against Pakistan Intelligence Officer
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | February 23, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a supplementary charge-sheet before the Poonamallee special court in Chennai against Pakistan Intelligence Officer Amir Zubair Siddiqui, who plotted conspiracy to attack the US Consulate in Chennai, Israel ... read..


Soon, a virtual reality tour of Taj Mahal
Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow) [India | February 23, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Amid the recently-concluded Uttar Pradesh (UP) Investors' Summit, multinational conglomerate Samsung partnered with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to launch the Taj Mahal on virtual reality (VR). ... read..


School teacher thrashes LKG student in Hyderabad
Telangana (Hyderabad) [India] | February 23, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
In a shocking incident, an LKG student of Manjeera High school in Hyderabad was thrashed by her class teacher on Wednesday leaving the victim with slight injuries. ... read..


Delhi Chief Secy Attack: Anil Baijal condemned assault termed it 'most unfortunate'
New Delhi [India] | February 23, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Lieutenant Governor (LG), Anil Baijal on Friday strongly condemned the issue of manhandling of Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash at the Delhi Secretariat and termed them as 'most unfortunate'. ... read..


BJP seeks its CMs' views on 'One nation-One election' idea
New Delhi [India] | February 23, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary Bhupender Yadav on Friday wrote to the chief ministers of party governed states, asking them to consensus with regard to the idea of 'one nation-one election'. ... read..


A Delhi Court extends ED custody of Karti Chidambaram's CA
New Delhi [India] | February 23, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
A Delhi Court on Friday sent S. Bhaskaran, Karti Chidambaram's Chartered Accountant (CA), to Enforcement Directorate's (ED) custody for three more days in connection with INX Media money laundering case. ... read..


MNS leader makes badgeless cab driver do sit-ups
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | February 23, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Nitin Nandgokar made a cab driver do sit-ups outside Mumbai airport as the driver was neither carrying his badge nor wearing uniform. ... read..


Add 'Walnuts' to your lives this Holi
New Delhi [India] | February 23, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Feb 23 (NewsVoir): Sweets are a must-have in all Indian festivals and what better way to indulge in the temptation than preparing it the healthy way. ... read..


Punjab Regiment, ITBP win 'Best Marching Trophies' for R-Day parade
New Delhi [India] | February 23, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Feb 23 : The Punjab Regiment and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) received the 'Best Marching Contigenent Trophies by the the Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday in Delhi. ... read..


Justin Trudeau's 'Bhangra' takes Twitter by storm
New Delhi [India] | February 23, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lit up the internet on Thursday when he showed-off some of his Bhangra skills at an event at the Canada House here on Thursday. ... read..


UP CM to join Holi celebrations in Mathura
Lucknow | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
To promote tourism in Mathura, the land of Krishna, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Friday attended 'Rasostava', the festival to promote cultural and religious heritage of Brij Bhumi. The CM inaugurated the festival at Pandit Deen Daya ... read..


17 houses, cowsheds burnt in fire in Kullu
Shimla | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Seventeen houses were completely gutted, while three cow sheds were also burnt badly in a devastating fire, which broke out at Dagni village of Shilahi Gram Panchayat near Nithar under Anni Sub-division of Kullu district on Friday. SDM Anni Pooja Chauh ... read..


2019 LS polls: Cong convenes party convention at Mandi
Shimla | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
The Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee has decided to convene a party state committee convention at Mandi on March 3, to make strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in the state. Party state President Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said in a statement issued he ... read..


MC/NP bypolls: Punjab declares paid holiday for 15 districts
Chandigarh | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Punjab government declared February 24 as paid holiday for the residents of 15 districts of Punjab, which are going for the Municipal Corporation (MC) and Nagar Panchayats (NP) by-elections on the date. According to an official spokesman, by-elections wou ... read..


Haryana forms selection committee for Juvenile Justice Model Rules
Chandigarh | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Haryana government has constituted a selection committee for the purposes of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Model Rules, 2016. Giving this information here on Friday, an official spokesman said that the selection committee would consist of Justice ... read..


Niti Aayog's refusal to bail out Punjab farmers sent wrong signals: Khaira
Chandigarh | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Friday said the flat refusal of Niti Aayog to bail out farmers of Punjab has sent wrong signals to the already debt-ridden farmers, which will further escalat ... read..


29826 households provided toilet facility in Budgam
Srinagar | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
As many 29,826 households were provided toilet facility at a cost of RS 10 crore, under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) in central Kashmir district of Budgam. An official spokesperson here on Friday evening said that District Development Commissioner ... read..


5 marlas of land identified for construction of patwarkhanas in Anantnag
Anantnag | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
The revenue department has identified 5 marlas of land for construction of Patwarkhanas in each patwar Halqa in this south Kashmir district, an official spokesman said here on Friday. He said that District Development Commissioner (DDC) Anantnag, Mohamma ... read..


30 officials suspended for remaining absent in Anantnag
Anantnag | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Jammu and Kashmir government ordered suspension of 30 officials of various departments for remaining on unauthorised leave from duty in this south Kashmir district on Friday, an official spokesman said. He said Assistant Deputy Development Commissioner (A ... read..


Ahead of snow forecast, authorities issue fresh avalanche warning in J&K
Srinagar | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Authorities issued a fresh avalanche warning in the Jammu and Kashmir, where heavy to very heavy snowfall is predicted during the next 24 hours, an official spokesman said here. He said on the basis of information received from SASE, Medium danger avalanc ... read..


Commodore Srinivas assumes command of INS Shivaji
New Delhi/Mumbai | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Commodore K Srinivas on Friday took over the command of INS Shivaji, the Indian Navy's premier marine engineering training establishment at Lonavla. He replaces Commodore KP Arvindan who moves to Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (IHQ MOD) a ... read..


Army issues RFI to procure 5.5 lakh assault rifles
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
In an attempt to replace its ageing and obsolete weapons, the Indian Army has re-floated the Request for Information (RFI) to procure 5.5 lakh Assault Rifles under Make-in-India category. The Army seeks a 7.62mm * 51mm rifle with lethality to achieve ... read..


Micromax launches Ayurveda Series of ACs
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Consumer electronics brand Micromax Informatics on Friday announced the launch of three new air conditioners under its 'Ayurveda Series.' Targeting to challenge the mid-range segment, the new range also has Inverter models. In the next 12 months, the c ... read..


Charge-sheet filed in terror case in Chennai
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a supplementary charge sheet on Thursday before the Special NIA Court at Chennai in connection with a case against Pakistan intelligence officer Amir Zubair Siddiqui under various sections of the Unlawful Acti ... read..


IM operative Junaid handed over to Crime Branch
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Indian Mujahideen operative Ariz Khan alias Junaid was handed over to the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police by the Special Cell on Friday, the sources said. Junaid was in the custody of the Special Cell of Delhi Police following his arrest on February 13 f ... read..


Defence Minister presents best Republic Day marching contingent 2018 trophy to ITBP DG
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday presented the Best Marching Contingent trophy of the Republic Day Parade 2018 to the Indo Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) Director General R K Pachnanda and Assistant Commandant Akshay Deshmukh, who commanded the ... read..


PNB scam accused duped common man of over Rs 5,000 cr: Cong
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Continuing its attack on the Central government over the PNB scam, the Congress on Friday charged the chief accused of the fraud of also duping India's middle class and common people of Rs 5,000 crore or more. Talking to reporters here, AICC Spokespers ... read..


Convene all party meeting to press for CWMB: Anbazhagan
Puducherry | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
AIADMK Legislature Party Leader A Anbazhagan on Friday urged the administration to convene an all party meeting in Tamil Nadu, to press for the immediate setting up of the Cauvery Water Management Board (CWMB). In a statement here, Mr Anbazhagan said ... read..


IBBI seeks public comments on contents RFP
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) is inviting public comments on contents of Request for Proposal (RFP). An RFP is an invitation for resolution plans from prospective resolution applicants who wish to bid for business of a corporate deb ... read..


Aviation sector remains safer in 2017, recorded less accidents
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
The year 2017 was a very good year for aviation safety as it recorded less accidents in comparison to the previous year. According to a report of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the data for the 2017 safety performance of the commercia ... read..


RLSP announces names of campaign incharges for Bihar bypolls
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Contrary to the speculation of rift between Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) and BJP, RLSP has announced its active campaign in favour of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidates in the coming by-election for one Lok Sabha seat and two Assembly seat ... read..


Govt signs $84mn loan agreement with ADB for water supply in Bihar
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
The Centre and The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $84 million loan on Friday for improvement and expansion of water supply in Bhagalpur and Gaya towns in Bihar. The tranche 2 loan is part of the 200 million dollar multi-tranche financing facility ( ... read..


Need to increase VRDL in states: Anupriya Patel
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare Anupriya Patel on Friday stressed on stressed on the need to increase Viral Research Diagnostics Laboratories (VRDL) in states, including Uttar Pradesh. She also directed the ICMR for prioritising the eliminat ... read..


India, Pak hold flag meet on IB, discuss border issues
Jammu | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
India and Pakistan on Friday discusses border issues at Sector Commander Level Flag meeting held along international border in R S Pura here. "A Sector Commander Level Flag meeting was held between Border Security Force, India and Pakistan Rangers on the ... read..


We will not relent till all assurances are fulfilled: Naidu
Vijayawada | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu reiterated that the AP Re-organisation Act 2014 assurances are the right of the state and would not relent till all the assurances were fulfilled. Addressing a programme, organised in the grievance cell ha ... read..


Manoj Tiwari condemns threat to LOP by Dilip Kumar, Naresh Balyan; demands their arrest
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Strongly condemning the alleged threat of physical assault by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activist Dilip Kumar in a tweet to Leader of the Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta, Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari on Friday demanded immediate arrest of Mr Ku ... read..


Aizawl FC beat Indian Arrows comfortably by 3-0 in an I-League clash
Aizawl | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Aizawl FC beat Indian Arrows comfortably by 3-0 in an I-League clash at the Rajiv Gandhi stadium here on Friday. The win was Aizawl's first in 10 matches and leaves the Arrows rooted to bottom place in the league. In a game with a plethora of cha ... read..


Kingfisher East Bengal host Chennai City FC tomorrow in I-league to stay afloat on title-race
Kolkata | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Third-placed Kingfisher East Bengal will be hoping to keep pace with the top two sides in the race to win the 2017-18 Hero I-League when they host Chennai City FC at the Vivekananda Yuvabharati Krirangan here tomorrow. Trailing current leaders NEROCA ... read..


Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra inaugurated at Shishu Mangal Hospital
Kolkata | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
To provide cheaper and quality medicines at an affordable price to the people, a Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) Kendra was inaugurated at the Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan, Shishu mangal Hospital in the city today. Ma ... read..


Criminals loot properties worth nearly Rs 10 lakh from doctor`s house
Bhagalpur | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
In broad day heist, unidentified criminals looted properties worth nearly Rs 10 lakh from the house of a doctor at Jhurkhuria village under Zero Mile police station area in this district today. Police said here that nearly five armed criminals forcib ... read..


SC acquits BJP MLA Halvankar from electricity theft case
Kolhapur | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
The Supreme Court (SC) has acquitted Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Suresh Halvankar from the case of electricity theft by tampering the electric meter, in the first-ever such case in the country against an elected representative. Mr Halvankar, who wa ... read..


Silk India Expo 2018 inaugurated
Panjim | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Actress Merlyn Dsilva inaugurated Silk India Expo-2018 organised by Hastashilpi Artisans and Weavers Welfare Association at Panjim Convention Center in the city on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, she said, "It is overwhelming to see a variety of desi ... read..


Anupriya Patel reviews of DHR, ICMR activities
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel in a high-level meeting, reviewed the activities and achievements of Department of Health Research (DHR) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), here on Friday. Dr Sanjay Mehendale, A ... read..


Auxilo to invest Rs 150 cr in North India
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Auxilo Finserve firms, a pro-education Non-Banking Financial company registered with the RBI, has earmarked Rs 150 crore to finance higher studies and school infra development in Northern region through its Delhi centre launch. After having expanded its ... read..


Indo-German MoU under Sustainable Urban Development programme
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
An Indo-German MoU has been signed for an "Implementation Agreement in Sustainable Urban Development and Smart Cities in India". The objective of the programme is to develop and apply concepts for sustainable urban development about the provision of urba ... read..


CS assault case: Kejriwal meets LG to end impasse
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Cabinet Ministers in Aam Aadmi Party Government met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday evening to discuss the impasse over the alleged assault of Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash. The assault on Mr Prakash ... read..


After girl's murder, teenager kills self
Anuppur | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
After a school girl was hacked to death, a teenager has committed suicide at Kotma in Madhya Pradesh's Anuppur district, police said. Pooja Panika, a class XI student, was heading to her school for appearing in her practical examinations yesterday when Bu ... read..


Stage set for MP bypolls
Bhopal | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
The stage is set for the crucial by-elections to Shivpuri's Kolaras and Ashnoknagar's Mungaoli assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh where the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the principal-opposition Congress are in an eyeball-to-eyeball confr ... read..


No justice yet for 1991 Kashmir rape victims: Amnesty
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
Amnesty International India on Friday said that dozens of rape victims in Kashmir were still awaiting justice, 27 years after security forces allegedly molested women during a counter-insurgency operation in the twin villages of Kunan and Poshpora in 1991 ... read..


Delhi college suspends two students for assaulting teacher
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
Condemning the ruckus created by a group of students during a seminar on Thursday, Delhi University's Satywati College (Morning) on Friday said it has suspended two students till the time the proctorial committee submits its report on the incident. ... read..


Kerala CPI-M says its membership has increased
Thrissur (Kerala) | Friday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
The CPI-M Kerala unit on Friday said its membership had gone up above 4.63 lakh, which was a record high for three years. ... read..


AAP MLA terms Delhi Chief Secy. assault to be 'false'
New Delhi [India] | February 23, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Naresh Balyan gave an explosive statement on Friday regarding the Delhi Chief Secretary assault, while addressing a political rally at Uttam Nagar in Delhi. ... read..


Raman Singh expresses grief over death of Kunwar Bai
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India] | February 23, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh has expressed grief over demise of Swachh Bharat mascot Kunwar Bai and said she will always be remembered for her good deeds. ... read..


Andhra CM felicitates e-Pragati officers at Amaravati
Andhra Pradesh (Amaravati) [India] | February 23, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday felicitated the participants of a Joint Certificate Programme called Digital Transformation in Public Governance at the e-Pragati officer's graduation ceremony. ... read..


Popular Front of India protests Jharkhand's ban
New Delhi [India] | February 23, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
A day after the Jharkhand Government banned the Popular Front of India (PFI) in the state, the party workers on Friday staged a massive protest outside the Jharkhand Bhavan in Delhi. ... read..


Haryana to constitute committees to make facilitate adoption of GST
Chandigarh | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Haryana government has decided to constitute district-level committees to make smooth the process of adoption of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and hasten the transition from cash to digital payments in the state, Stating this here today, Excise and Tax ... read..


Special project launched to conserve Kappatagudda hill
Hubballi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Department of forest of Karnataka Government has taken up a new project at ecologically fragile Kappatagudda hill in Gadag district to protect the most valuable flora and fauna by providing adequate water facilities on the top of the hill. According ... read..


Simple lifestyle modifications enough to manage diabetes: Kumble
Bengaluru | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Ace leg-spinner Anil Kumble said to manage diabetes, it is essential that one gets timely diagnosis and early initiation of treatment combined with simple lifestyle modifications. Inaugurating Insulin Symposium as part of 73rd Annual Conference of As ... read..


Mysuru records lowest temperature of 13.2 deg Celcius
Bengaluru | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Following is a summary of observations recorded by the weather office on Friday. Dry weather prevailed over the State. There was no large change in Minimum temperatures over the State. They were below normal at a few places over South Interior K ... read..


Dutchman Nuis secures golden double
By Simon Jennings GANGNEUNG | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Dutch speed skater Kjeld Nuis held his nerve to claim gold in the men's Olympic 1,000 metres by the slimmest of margins ahead of Norwegian Havard Lorentzen at the Gangneung Oval on Friday. Racing in the final pair, Nuis finished 0.04 seconds ahead of Lor ... read..


Lindstroem leads Sweden to relay gold
PYEONGCHANG | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Fredrik Lindstroem emerged victorious from a frenetic battle on the final leg with Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen to take the gold medal for Sweden in the men's Olympic 4x7.5km relay on Friday, the final biathlon event of the Games. Lindstroem held his ner ... read..


India seeks 'reasonable' oil price from Riyadh -minister
By Nidhi Verma Undated | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
India is seeking a reasonable price for crude oil from Saudi Arabia, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday, in a move that could help Riyadh regain top spot in supplying the world's third largest consumer market. "Some instrument can be dev ... read..


PM, Trudeau 'agree' to fight terror, separatism
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that both he and his visiting Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau "agreed to fight extremism and terrorism" and in a veiled reference to the Khalistani militancy, maintained that there should be "no space" for t ... read..


United States tells WTO of concerns over China's new web access rules
By Tom Miles GENEVA | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
The United States told the World Trade Organisation on Friday that Chinese internet access rules coming into force next month appeared to create significant new restrictions for cross-border service suppliers. "The United States urges China to address th ... read..


NHRC, India retains its 'A' status of accreditation with GANHRI in Geneva
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), India has retained its 'A' status of accreditation with the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, GANHRI in Geneva for the fourth consecutive term of five years. It is given to those NHRIs, wh ... read..


No place for violence in democracy: LG
New Delhi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Friday condemned the alleged assaults of Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence and Environment Minister Imraan Hussain at the Secretariat, saying there is no place for violence in a de ... read..


500 Women Achievers Confer at 'Life, a Mystical Journey' Conference
Bengaluru | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Over 500 women achievers from 60 countries attended the 8th edition of the International Women's Conference held at The Art of Living International Center here today. The gathering included 250 delegates, 75 speakers, 100 rural women, 60 young women f ... read..


Angad storms ahead by four shots after a flawless 64 in round two of Golconda Masters
Hyderabad | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
Panchkula's Angad Cheema was in red hot form for the second day running at the Golconda Masters 2018 presented by Telangana Tourism, a Rs 30 lakh event being played at the Hyderabad Golf Association (HGA) course on Friday. The 28-year-old Cheema, yet ... read..


Armed tribal people set fire two houses of rape accused of Kushmandi
Kushmandi | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
In a retaliation to gang rape and inserting iron rod on her private part of a 21-year-old mentally retarded girl on last Saturday, hundreds of angry tribal people armed with tangi and traditional weapons today torched the houses of two suspects at Kush ... read..


Exhibition to focus on second green revolution, Blue and white revolution
Bhubaneswar | Friday, Feb 23 2018 IST
A four-day state level exhibition in the field of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry fishery, marketing and post harvest management is scheduled to be held here from March 6 to 9. The exhibition will be Jointly organized by the Agricultur ... read..


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