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IPL: Jaipur to host 4-team women's T20 Challenge
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Jaipur will host the upcoming 2020 edition of the Women's T20 Challenge, the BCCI announced on Saturday.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Hollywood studios change plans due to coronavirus crisis
Los Angeles, Feb 29 (IANS) Hollywood's efforts to launch major movies and shows have been greatly affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United States,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Quarantine on cruise ship led to more coronavirus cases
London, Feb 29 (IANS) The over two-week-long quarantine on cruise ship Diamond Princess resulted in more passengers getting infected by the virus than if they would have disembarked immediately, says a study.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
ALERT: Nirbhaya case: Plea in Delhi HC seeks direction to NHRC to enquire about physical, mental condition of 4 death-row convicts
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2020-02-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,
Novak Djokovic keen to play in front of Indian fans
Dubai, Feb 29 (IANS) Tennis star Novak Djokovic has expressed interest to visit India soon. Speaking on the sidelines of the ongoing Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Djokovic spoke about his desire to play in India and connect with millions of his fans in the country. He also conveyed his deepest gratitude towards all his fans in India for supporting both him and the sport.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Delhi violence: Another injured admitted on Saturday, says GTB hospital
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) One more person injured in the violence in northeast Delhi was admitted on Saturday in Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Dilshad Garden area, taking the number of such admitted victims/patients to 239, hospital authorities said.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Airtel pays Rs 8K cr as AGR, subject to DoT reconciliation
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Saturday paid another Rs 8,004 crore more as statutory dues in its second instalment to Department of Telecom (DoT).
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Google adding free YouTube streaming, trials to Stadia soon
San Francisco, Feb 29 (IANS) Google is working towards adding features including the highly-anticipated free tier, YouTube streaming, family game sharing to Stadia soon.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
2nd Test: Jamieson fifer helps Kiwis take Day 1 honours in C'church
Christchurch, Feb 29 (IANS) Kyle Jamieson picked up his maiden fifer in just his second game to put New Zealand on top against India on the opening day of the second Test at the Hagley Oval on Saturday. Jamieson returned with figures of 5/45 as India were bundled out for 242 runs. Kiwi openers Tom Latham and Tom Blundell then took the hosts to 63/0 at stumps, trailing by 179. While Latham was unbeaten on 27, Blundell's score read 29.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Court defers verdict in murder of Unnao rape survivor's father
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday deferred till March 4 the pronouncement of judgement in a case pertaining to alleged custodial death of the father of a woman, who was raped by expelled BJP Legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district three years ago.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kapil Mishra participates in peace march at Jantar Mantar
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) As northeast Delhi limps back to normalcy after the communal violence, several people including BJP leader Kapil Mishra who is accused of delivering hate speeches before the violence broke out, gathered at Jantar Mantar to hold a peace march on Saturday.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
China COVID-19 toll reaches 2,835
Beijing, Feb 29 (IANS) The death toll due to the deadly coronavirus in mainland China increased to 2,835 on Saturday, with an overall 79,251 cases, according to health authorities.
2020-02-29
Category: International, China,International
Women's T20 WC: Unbeaten India end group stage with win over SL
Melbourne, Feb 29 (IANS) The Indian eves continued their stellar form in the ongoing Women's T20 World Cup as they registered a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in what was their final group game at the Junction Oval on Saturday.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'IB intel before Delhi riots was unsubstantial in nature'
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The information provided by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) about the prevailing ground situation in northeast Delhi before riots broke out were "unsubstantial in nature", sources in Delhi Police said.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Archbishop of Delhi calls for help to riot victims
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Calling for helps to Delhi riots victims, the Archbishop of Delhi, Anil Couto urged followers of Archdiocese in Delhi to extend shelter, food and clothing to the victims of violence.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Param Bir Singh new Mumbai Police Commissioner
Mumbai, Feb 29 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Param Bir Singh has been appointed the new Commissioner of Police for Mumbai, an official communique said here on Saturday.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
T'gana ministers eat chicken to clear myths about corona
Hyderabad, Feb 29 (IANS) At least three Telangana ministers joined people in eating chicken and egg at a mela organized here by the poultry industry to allay the apprehensions that consuming chicken and egg may lead to coronavirus.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Prashant Kishor may get TMC ticket to RS: Source
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Political strategist Prashant Kishor, who was expelled from the Janata Dal-United in January-end, could be a TMC candidate in the Rajya Sabha elections to be held in West Bengal next month, a party source said here on Saturday.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Break the rules with "Bohemiana"
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANSlife) Practicing unconventional lifestyle with no strings attached derives its roots from Bohemianism. Always revolving around artistic influences, Bohemianism has had many impacts around the world, from the Romani people first termed bohémiens in French to the 40s and 60s hippies of the West. And this impact has left a sizeable imprint in artistic styles, music, literature and decor.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Dhaka airport security at risk: Survey team
Dhaka, Feb 29 (IANS) Security at Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport was at risk due to a shortage of fire-fighting equipment, floodlights, and poor CCTV camera coverage at night, a survey team has found.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh easing rules allowing drones for research, entertainment
Dhaka, Feb 29 (IANS) The Bangladesh government was easing rules to allow the use of drones for research, survey, photography, movie-making, feasibility studies and entertainment, it was reported.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Now Kerala MLAs can chat online with Speaker when in session
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 29 (IANS) The state of Kerala, which has led the country in several areas, has added one more feather to its wings, as the state Assembly is now turned into an e-Assembly.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Mumbai to get new police commissioner today
Mumbai, Feb 29 (IANS) The country's commercial capital Mumbai will get a new Commissioner of Police on Saturday after state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that incumbent Sanjay Barve will not get a third extension.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Will Rajini's stand on Delhi violence pitch him against Stalin?
Chennai, Feb 29 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth's tough talk on the Delhi violence has demolished the notion that he is pro-saffron and would be pitted against DMK's MK Stalin when the Assembly elections are held in Tamil Nadu in 2021, a political observer said on Saturday.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Chidambaram slams Delhi govt on Kanhaiya case
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has slammed the Arvind Kejriwal government for giving sanction for prosecution of former JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar in a 2016 sedition case.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump again nominates John Ratcliffe as intel director
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he will again nominate John Ratcliffe for a second time as the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).
2020-02-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
Nigerian gets 5 years in jail for cheating Kolkata man
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) A Nigerian national has been sentenced to five years in prison by a court here for cheating a man of nearly Rs 20 lakh by impersonating as a European and falsely promising to produce a short film in India.
2020-02-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JNU admin, JNUSU at loggerheads over shelter for riot victims
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) After the Jawaharlal Nehru University's Students' Union (JNUSU) called for providing shelter to the Delhi riot victims inside the campus, the varsity administration has issued a warning to the union against any such step.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
SL govt decides not to sign $480mn MCC agreement
Colombo, Feb 29 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has decided not to sign the $480 million Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement with the US, taking into consideration the recommendations of a Committee that found some of its features threaten national security and welfare of the island nation, it was reported.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kisan credit cards for all PM Kisan beneficiaries
Chitrakoot, Feb 29 (IANS) The farmers covered under the PM Kisan scheme will also get Kisan credit cards at a function to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chitrakoot on Saturday.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
China manufacturing index falls to historic low over COVID-19 (Ld)
Beijing, Feb 29 (IANS) Hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, China's manufacturing industry registered its worst data in February since official record keeping began in 2005, with the benchmark indicator Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) plummeting 14.3 points, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Saturday.
2020-02-29
Category: International, China,International
Photo-archives from Apartheid-era South Africa head to auction
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANSlife) An archive of images taken from the photographer's studio of Z.J.S Ndimande and Sons in Greytown during Apartheid, a system of racial segregation practised in colonial South Africa, will go under the hammer at an auction.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Don't let pre-Holi splashes ruin your hair
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANSlife) Holi is around the corner, which means we are all prepping up to enjoy one of the most cheerful and fun occasions in our calendar, the festival of colours. Whether you play Holi on the big day itself, or don't mind several splashes of colour in its run-up, your hair should not suffer in the festivities.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Life in riot-affected northeast Delhi nowhere near normal
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The deployment of security forces remained in large number carrying out flag marches every now and then in riot-affected areas in northeast Delhi on Saturday. However, shops remained mostly closed and people who had fled due to riots have not yet returned to their homes.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
T20 WC: Bowlers help NZ beat Bangladesh in low-scoring thriller
Melbourne, Feb 29 (IANS) Hayley Jensen and Leigh Kasperek took three wickets apiece as New Zealand produced a tremendous comeback to beat Bangladesh at the ongoing Women's T20 World Cup on Saturday.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
The Sheesh Mahals of Rajasthan
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANSlife) Mirror-work has traditionally played a very important role in decor of all kinds and Rajasthan and Gujarat, can be credited with introducing the world to innovative methods of using mirrors.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Isha Koppikar turns cop for new web show
Mumbai, Feb 29 (IANS) Actress Isha Koppikar has bagged the female lead role opposite Neil Nitin Mukesh in the upcoming, yet to be titled, web show, and she will be seen playing the role of an inspector.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Trending home decor ideas for your bachelor pad
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANSlife) Bachelorhood is the first glimpse into your adult life. You move out of the comforts of your home and into the real world. Growing up is challenging and lets not forget how some days can be a little more dull than usual.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
US confirms 2nd COVID-19 case of unknown origin
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) The Santa Clara County Public Health Department in Northern California has confirmed a second coronavirus case of unknown origin, bringing the total number of infections in the US to 60.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United States,International
World Rare Disease Day: Are they more common than you think?
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANSlife) World Rare Disease Day is observed every year on the last day of February.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Nepal, the Vistara way
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANSlife) Travellers have spread their wings like never before, and that's exactly where Vistara strikes chord with today's wanderlusts. The airline, which is a joint venture of Tata Group and Singapore Airlines derives its name from "Vistaar", Sankrit for "a limitless expanse". It recently launched direct flight operations from New Delhi to Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan nation Nepal.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
With riots in Delhi, 'Raj Dharma' back in political discourse?
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The word 'Raj Dharma', which in year 2002 was used by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and which kept haunting the BJP for years to come, is now back in the news except for this time, the word is weapon for both the BJP and the Congress.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kohli's misery continues as Southee completes perfect 10
Christchurch, Feb 29 (IANS) Virat Kohli once again failed to make any significant contribution on the opening day of the second Test between India and New Zealand as the visitors got bundled out for 242 in their first innings at the Hagley Oval.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
S.Korea warns of more COVID-19 cases as total reaches 2,931
Seoul, Feb 29 (IANS) South Korea on Saturday warned a large number of virus cases will be reported in Daegu, the epicentre of the country'svirus outbreak, as the total number of infections rose to 2,931, with 17 fatalities.
2020-02-29
Category: International, South Korea,International
Realme 6 phone series to be launched for both online, offline
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The upcoming Realme 6 smartphone series will be launched in both online and offline segments for the first time and Realme 6 will be a Pro device while Realme 6 Pro will even be a premium all-rounder in mid-range segment.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Petrol, diesel prices reduced after 1 day break
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices fell again on Saturday after a day's break. With the new dip, petrol prices have come down by seven paise in Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai, while by six paise per liter in Mumbai. Also, diesel has become cheaper by nine paise per liter in the four metros.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Manufacturing falls to historic low in China
Beijing, Feb 29 (IANS) China's manufacturing industry registered its worst data in February since official record keeping began in 2005, with the benchmark indicator Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) plummeting 14.3 points, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Saturday.
2020-02-29
Category: International, China,Politics
India have fire power to win Christchurch Test (Column: Close-in)
The first Test match at Wellington between India and New Zealand was a true test of where a team stood as regards the game of cricket. India, the number one side in the world at present, was completely routed in every department of the game. The Black Caps, may not boast of the skill and ability that some of the Indian players have showcased over time, but a well-constructed plan was all it took them to beat their strong opponents.
2020-02-29
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Sports
Why police flag-march only at Charminar, asks Owaisi
Hyderabad, Feb 29 (IANS) AIMIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday wondered why police were conducting flag-marches only at Charminar.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Fox News to host Bloomberg town hall
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) Fox News announced that it was hosting a town hall for Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg on March 2, a day before the "Super Tuesday" polls when the former New York mayor for the first time in the election cycle will appear on ballots in the party's nominating contests.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sanders boasts about previous wins, takes aim at Biden
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) As the Democratic presidential primary in South Carolina nears, progressive candidate Bernie Sanders boasted of previous victories in the intra-party races in New Hampshire and Nevada, while taking aim at centrist rival Joe Biden.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ram temple construction panel chief reaching Ayodhya today
Ayodhya, Feb 29 (IANS) Chairman of the Ram Temple Construction Committee Nripendra Mishra will reach Ayodhya on Saturday and will meet Nritya Gopal Das, the president of the Ram temple trust.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Google employee down with COVID-19, Amazon curbs travel
San Francisco, Feb 29 (IANS) A Google employee in Switzerland was tested positive for the new coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday, as tech giants like Amazon announced travel restrictions for employees amid growing fears of a pandemic.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Iraqi PM-designate requests to postpone Parliament session
Baghdad, Feb 29 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi has requested to postpone an extraordinary Parliament session to vote on his cabinet until Sunday.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Trump to engage in further tax cuts if re-elected: WH official
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will engage in further tax cuts if he gets re-elected in the November election, while building on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, said Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
'It's bloodshed': US stocks suffer worst week since 2008 crash as COVID-19 spreads
New York, Feb 29 (IANS) Coronavirus fears triggered yet another full day of bruising sell-offs on Wall Street which ended Friday with its worst week since the height of the 2008 financial crash even as hand sanitizers, cleaning wipes and protective masks went off the shelves at a furious pace.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
Police training saved me from gun wielding youth: Cop
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) After notorious gunman Shahrukh brandishing gun at Delhi Police head constable Deepak Dahia went viral during the communal riots in northeast Delhi, the brave cop came before the media to explain how he controlled the gun toting man who threatened to shoot him.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Iran Parl to decide on suspending sessions over COVID-10
Tehran, Feb 29 (IANS) An Iranian lawmaker said the countrys Parliament was considering whether to suspend sessions due to the outbreak of the COVID-19, as authorities predict a surge in infections in the upcoming week.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Turkey,International
Trump speaks to Turkey's Erdogan over Syria
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) U. President Donald Trump spoke to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the phone over the escalating tense situation in northwest Syria, said the White House.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
Key Twitter investor seeks to replace Jack Dorsey as CEO
San Francisco, Feb 29 (IANS) Activist investor Paul Singer, the billionaire founder of the fund Elliott Management which has a 'sizable' stake in Twitter, is seeking to replace Jack Dorsey as CEO, the media reported on Friday.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Djokovic edges past Monfils to reach Dubai final
Dubai, Feb 29 (IANS) Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic saved three consecutive match points against Frenchman Gael Monfils to reach the finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Myanmar President and his wife to visit Taj Mahal
Agra, Feb 29 (IANS) After the historic visit of US President Donald Trump, Taj Mahal Saturday will have another President admiring its beauty.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Facebook Messenger ditches chat bots, removes Discover tab
San Francisco, Feb 29 (IANS) Facebook Messenger has ditched chat bots and removed Discover tab as part of a larger redesign process to remain simple and catch more eyeballs.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Saudi suspends entry of Gulf nationals to Mecca, Medina
Riyadh, Feb 29 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has announced the temporary suspension of the entry of Gulf nationals to the holy sites of Mecca and Medina as part of the Kingdom's precautionary measures against the deadly coronavirus.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,International
2nd Test: Pujara fights as India reach 194/5 at Tea on Day 1
Christchurch, Feb 29 (IANS) Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari held their ground and helped India not go on the backfoot after losing Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane in the post-lunch session on the first day of the second and final Test against New Zealand at the Hagley Oval.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers
Ramallah, Feb 29 (IANS) Dozens of Palestinians were injured during clashes with Israeli soldiers in different areas in the West Bank, medics said.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Syrian conflict has changed in nature: UN chief
United Nations, Feb 29 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the Syrian conflict has changed in its nature, calling on concerned parties to heed the risk that the military escalation in northwest Syria might run out of control.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mahathir re-emerges as candidate for new Malay PM
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 29 (IANS) Mahathir Mohamad, who resigned earlier this week as Malaysia's Prime Minister, re-emerged as a candidate for the post on Saturday after receiving support from the Pakatan Harapan (PH) ruling coalition.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
T20 WC: Bismah ruled out with broken thumb, Nahida replaces her
Melbourne, Feb 29 (IANS) Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof has been ruled out of the ongoing Women's T20 World Cup 2020 after sustaining a thumb injury during her side's loss to England.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Modi to launch developmental projects in Chitrakoot
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) On the occasion of completion of one year of PM Kisan Scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch 10,000 farmer producer organisations (FPO) across the country from Chitrakoot on Saturday and will also lay the foundation stone of the Bundelkhand Expressway.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kagiso Rabada ruled out of Australia, India ODIs
Johannesburg, Feb 29 (IANS) South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series against Australia and subsequent India ODIs starting early next month after sustaining a groin strain.
2020-02-29
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Envoys in Doha for US-Taliban peace deal signing
Doha/Kabul, Feb 29 (IANS) Foreign ministers and representatives from almost 30 countries and international organisations have arrived in the Qatari capital of Doha to witness the signing of the historic US-Taliban peace deal on Saturday, which comes after 18 months of negotiations between the two sides.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Women's T20 WC: Sri Lanka opt to bat against India (Toss)
Melbourne, Feb 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka skipper Chamari Athapaththu on Saturday won the toss and elected to bat against India in their Group A game at the Junction Oval of the ongoing Women's T20 World Cup.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Retail real estate and brand building (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
A look at the numbers from the top two web retailers, Flipkart and Amazon, in India from last year's 15-day festival period in October shows an average order value in the range of Rs 1,400 to Rs 2,000. While the rise of e-commerce is not in question, the price point when combined with the growth in discretionary income in India indicates the need for omnichannel strategies as far as brands are concerned. More importantly, investors and operators in the physical retail space must realise that an opportunity for those who can create relevant physical retail infrastructure exists in the face of the broader trends of rising incomes that are forecasted and, more importantly, higher price points.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Opinion/Commentary
FB, Twitter, Google threaten to suspend services in Pak
Islamabad, Feb 29 (IANS) A coalition comprising digital media giants Facebook, Google and Twitter (among others) have spoken out against the new regulations approved by the Pakistani government for social media, threatening to suspend services in the country if the rules were not revised, it was reported.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Technology
'Financial inclusion of women can boost Pak's GDP by 33%'
Islamabad, Feb 29 (IANS) Pakistan can boost its gross domestic product (GDP) by 33 per cent by ensuring the financial inclusion of women and girls, according to speakers at a youth dialogue here.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak to allow stranded citizens to return from Iran
Islamabad, Feb 29 (IANS) Pakistani authorities have decided to open the Taftan border entry point temporarily to facilitate return of around 340 Pakistanis stranded in the Iran, where the number of coronavirus cases and deaths have increased at an accelerated rate.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
20 dead in Pakistan train-bus collision
Islamabad, Feb 29 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and over 60 others injured when a passenger train collided with a bus Pakistan's Sindh province, a senior police official said.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Coronavirus toll rises to 2,835 in China, over 79,000 affected
Beijing, Feb 29 (IANS) The death toll due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in China risen to 2,835, health authorities said on Saturday, while the number of confirmed cases has increased to 79,251.
2020-02-29
Category: International, China,National
Coronavirus response overwhelmed by politics in US (News Analysis)
New York, Feb 29 (IANS) Politics is overwhelming the coronavirus response as the US confronts the threat of the disease turning into a pandemic with the presidential elections eight months away.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
3 labourers trapped in stone mine, rescue operation on
Sonbhadra, Feb 29 (IANS) At least three labourers are feared trapped in a stone mine in Markundi area in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra district after a portion of the stone mine in the Obra mining area collapsed and six workers were buried.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2nd Test: Shaw fifty helps reach 85/2 at Lunch on Day 1
Christchurch, Feb 29 (IANS) Opener Prithvi Shaw scored a quick-fire fifty as India came out with an improved batting performance in the morning session of the second Test against New Zealand at the Hagley Oval.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Trump sends Pompeo for signing of US-Taliban peace deal
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will attend the signing of US-Taliban agreement, which could be one step forward to ultimate US troops withdrawal and lasting peace in Afghanistan.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
US stocks end mixed after volatile trading
New York, Feb 29 (IANS) US stocks closed mixed on Friday after a volatile trading session, as investors continued to flee riskier assets.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Daniel Craig not 'allowed' to drive iconic James Bond car
Los Angeles, Feb 29 (IANS) Actor Daniel Craig has one regret from his shooting experience of the new James Bond film, "No Time To Die". He wasn't allowed to drive the iconic 007 ride, Aston Martin DB5, during high-speed chase scenes owing to safety concerns.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Christchurch Test: New Zealand put India to bat (Toss)
Christchurch, Feb 29 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to field against India in the second and final Test beginning Saturday at the Hagley Oval.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
#dreambig: Geri Halliwell's throwback pic of Spice Girls
London, Feb 29 (IANS) Singer Geri Halliwell has shared a throwback photo of the Spice Girls in an inspiring post.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
COVID-19: WHO recommends 10 basic prevention measures
Geneva, Feb 29 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has outlined 10 basic personal prevention measures against COVID-19, including cleaning hands and surfaces regularly and avoiding travelling when having a fever or cough.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National
'Step Up 2' star Robert Hoffman's dance tips to cancer kids
Mumbai, Feb 29 (IANS) "Step Up 2" fame Hollywood actor-choreographer Robert Hoffman met up with cancer-affected children as a part of his first visit to India. He said he had a great time interacting with the children and added that he always feels happy and excited when he gets the opportunity to share his knowledge about dancing.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
WHO issues 'wakeup call' raising coronavirus threat to 'highest level'
United Nations, Feb 29 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised coronavirus threat to the "highest level" in a "wakeup" call to governments amid reports that the disease has spread to 48 countries.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United States,National
Delimitation to restart in four NE states
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The decks have been cleared for the resumption of the delimitation exercise in four Northeastern states. The central government on Friday cancelled its earlier notifications which deferred delimitation in Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh due to security issues.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
COVID-19: Prolonged industrial shutdowns to hit global industry, trade
London, Feb 29 (IANS) The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) could cause disturbance to industrial production and global trade flows, according to IHS Markit.
2020-02-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Another Lingayat seer dares Yediyurappa to make BJP MLA a minister
Bengaluru, Feb 29 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa faces an imminent revolt if he does not make a ruling BJP legislator a minister soon in compliance with the wish of another Lingayat seer in the southern state.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Major fire at Paris railway station, people evacuated
Paris, Feb 29 (IANS) A large fire broke out at a major Paris train station on Friday, with reports that firefighters were being preventing from extinguishing it, reports said.
2020-02-29
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident
J&K govt remits stamp duty on documents for fresh loans
Srinagar, Feb 28 (IANS) In a major relief to traders, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday ordered remitting of stamp duty on documents for fresh/additional loan for borrowers whose accounts have been restructured due to the unprecedented situation in the Valley since August 5 last year following the abrogation of Article 370.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Rag picker killed despite Delhi Police's claims of peace
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Even as the life is limping back to normal in the riot-hit areas of northeast Delhi, a minor told IANS that his father was brutally killed on Friday morning at Shiv Vihar area.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
'IOC monitoring coronavirus situation closely with WHO'
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said that it is working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and monitoring the developments in the outbreak of the coronavirus.
2020-02-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Congress, Left bring out rallies against Delhi violence
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) The Congress and Left parties on Friday brought out rallies in and around Kolkata to protest against the violence in Delhi and calling for restoration of peace.
2020-02-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mukesh Ambani named world's ninth richest, with 2 others
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chief Mukesh Ambani is the ninth richest person in the world along with Steve Ballmer of Microsoft and Larry Page of Google, each having a net worth of $67 billion, according to the Hurun Global Rich List 2020.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
I'm improving every time in training at Rangers: Bala
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Indian striker Bala Devi has played two matches so far for Scottish giants Rangers in the Scottish Women's League. Bala, who is the first Indian woman to play for a football club outside the country, said that the high pace of the game and the cold and windy weather are some of the biggest changes she had to get used to in Scotland.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Congress delegation visits northeast Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Congress' five-member delegation, set up by interim President Sonia Gandhi to file a report on Delhi violence, visited the GTB hospital and interacted with victims admitted to the hospital and their families.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gehlot announces compensation for Bundi accident victims
Jaipur, Feb 28 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday visited Kota to extend his condolences to the bereaved families who lost their relatives after a bus fell into the Mez river in Bundi recently, and said that Kota divisional commissioner is probing the issue and a detailed report shall be submitted within seven days.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata-Shah have tacit understanding: Left, Congress
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday drew flak from the state's opposition Left parties and the Congress for her visit to Bhubaneshwar for the Eastern Regional Council Meeting attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
2020-02-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India's 370 mn youth will drive its future: Ratan Tata
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Friday called for focus and investment in education and the well-being of millions of Indian youth, who will drive the country's future to ensure the goal of $5 trillion economy by 2024.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Dalit youth's death in police custody rocks Raj Assembly
Jaipur, Feb 28 (IANS) State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal and Leader of Opposition Gulabchand Kataria on Friday had a debate in the Assembly over the death of a 25-year-old Dalit youth Jitendra Khateek in police custody on Thursday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Q3 GDP: India Inc hopeful of recovery in coming quarters
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) With the third quarter GDP growth rate coming in at 4.7 per cent from the revised estimate of 5.1 per cent reported for the previous quarter, industry chambers and market experts say that they are hopeful of a rebound in coming quarters.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
I-League: Chennai City beat Indian Arrows 2-0
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Riding on goals by Fito Miranda and Katsumi Yusa, Chennai City beat Indian Arrows 2-0 in an I-League contest at the Cooperage Stadium here on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Goa govt warns HoDs against delay in responding to court notices
Panaji, Feb 28 (IANS) Fined heavily by courts for not filing affidavits and delays in submitting responses to ongoing litigations, the Goa government on Friday directed HoDs of government departments to act promptly to legal notices, failing which action would be taken against heads of departments (HoDs) for causing delay.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Gold falls for fourth day on profit booking
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Gold prices fell for the fourth straight day on Friday as investors booked profit after the precious metal logged record high earlier in the week.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ajay Tyagi to get six-month extension as SEBI Chairman
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The government is learnt to have extended SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi's term by another six months.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Organisational issues used to deny women Navy officers equality'
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Gender-based classification is always justified by governments all over the world with "inane explanations", and they will do anything to justify their discriminatory behaviour, counsel for women officers seeking permanent commissions in the Indian Navy and Air Force told the Supreme Court on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Telangana ministers eat chicken to allay COVID-19 fears
Hyderabad, Feb 28 (IANS) At least three Telangana ministers joined people in eating chicken and egg at a fair organised by the poultry industry here on Friday to allay apprehensions that consuming chicken and egg may lead to coronavirus.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
India's forex reserves inch up to $476 bn
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves were flat with a slight rise of $29 million during the week ended February 21.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Dreamliner may help Vistara expand int'l ops to Europe or Far East: Vistara CEO
Seattle, Feb 28 (IANS) With five years of operations under its belt, Tata Group-Singapore Airlines backed passenger carrier Vistara is now looking to double its international ports of call in 2020.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
COVID-19: Travel, hospitality sectors hit, Indians mull domestic trips
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) As novel coronavirus continues to spread across several countries, the epidemic's effect has been felt in India's travel, aviation and hospitality sectors.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Can praise you, but will be blamed: Justice Mishra tells Singhvi
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Supreme Court's Justice Arun Mishra on Friday indirectly commented on the criticism unleashed against him from various quarters, including bar associations, for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the International Judicial Conference here last week.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
FM sees 4.7% GDP growth as 'steadiness' in economy
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday termed the 4.7 per cent GDP growth of Q3 as "steadiness" in the economy and a good sign, soon after the official figures for the December quarter were released.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
J&K administration promotes 73 DSPs
Jammu, Feb 28 (IANS) The Jammu & Kashmir administration on Friday promoted 73 Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) as Superintendents Police (SPs) on officiating basis as the promotion of these officers were pending for long.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Forensic team collects evidence related to IB staffer's murder
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A forensic team on Friday visited the Chand Bagh area to collect evidences from the residence of AAP councillor Tahir Hussain and also the spot from where the body of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer was recovered on Wednesday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
RSS annual meet in Bengaluru on March 15-17
Bengaluru, Feb 28 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will hold its annual meet here on March 15-17 to discuss its plans to consolidate and expand across the country, an official said on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Act on unauthorised construction near Goa airport: HC to Navy
Panaji, Feb 28 (IANS) The Bombay High Court in Goa on Friday directed the Indian Navy's Flag Officer commanding the Goa area, to initiate action against unauthorised constructions which have mushroomed near the state's Dabolim International airport within a period of nine months.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Brent falls to $50 a barrel over coronavirus fears
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Oil prices fell for the sixth consecutive day on Friday with the Brent crude, the international benchmark dropping nearly 4 per cent to $50 a barrel amid demand anxiety over the fast-spreading Coronavirus.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Govt caught 'Karo Na' virus: Congress makes jibe on economy
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Congress once again took a jibe on the government, saying that under it, the economy has got infected by "Karo Na" (Don't do anything) virus.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Asian women's football Oly qualifier, ACL matches rescheduled
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on Friday that it has postponed its 30th AFC Congress in April and called emergency meetings with representatives from its East and West Zones in the wake of the crisis in the continent due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
India's Apr-Jan fiscal deficit at 129% of revised target
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India's budgetary fiscal deficit for the April-January period was Rs 9.85 lakh crore, or 128.5 per cent of the revised target.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
WHO raises COVID-19 risk to 'very high' at global level
Geneva, Feb 28 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday raised the risk assessment of COVID-19 from 'high' to 'very high' at global level.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National
Delhi violence have sullied India's image: Adhir
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Holding the BJP and the RSS responsible for the violence in Delhi, Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday said the disturbances in the national capital have sullied India's image worldwide.
2020-02-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Mumbai to get new Police Commissioner on Saturday
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Mumbai is slated to get a new Commissioner of Police on Saturday after Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday announced that incumbent Sanjay Barve will not get a third extension.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Laporte out for 3 weeks to a month: Guardiola
London, Feb 28 (IANS) Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola confirmed on Friday that central defender Aymeric Laporte will be out of action for between "three weeks to a month" after suffering a hamstring injury in the first half of his side's 2-1 win over Real Madrid on Wednesday night.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
CBI books two Delhi firms in Rs 681-cr scam
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered separate cases against two Delhi-based private companies and their directors for causing a huge loss to banks of over Rs 681 crore by availing credit facilities, the agency said on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Traumatised Bengal workers return from violence-hit Delhi
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) With panic writ large on their traumatised faces, 13 West Bengal residents returned here on Friday after being trapped in Delhi without a morsel to eat during the recent arson that broke out in North-East Delhi after clashes between pro and anti-CAA protesters turned violent.
2020-02-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Will shift patients to private hospital if needed: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) With the violence in northeast Delhi over 40 dead and over 200 injured, the Delhi government on Friday announced a series of measures to help the victims.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Covid-19 can infect upto 70% of humanity: Harvard scientist
Boston, Feb 28 (IANS) A Harvard University scientist has predicted that upto 70 per cent of humanity could be infected by the coronavirus.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Violence in Delhi due to 'incitement' of Muslims: Naqvi
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said some "professional people engaged in the business of hatred" have been consistently instigating the Muslims in a vicious manner, leading to violence in northeast Delhi.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
IRCTC to resume luxury Golden Chariot service from March 22
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Friday said it will resume its luxury train Golden Chariot on March 22 after a gap of a few years.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Delhi violence: 600 arrested, 130 FIRs registered
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Delhi Police have arrested 600 people in connection with the northeast Delhi violence which erupted on Sunday while 130 FIRs have been registered at various police stations, a Delhi Police spokesperson said on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
US stocks in bear grip, Dow plunges nearly 1,000 points
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Sombre mood at Wall Street continued on Friday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling nearly 1,000 points yet again. US stocks mirrored losses in Asian and European financial markets owing to the fast spreading coronavirus.
2020-02-28
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
Mahesh Manjrekar and Co bat for Unacademy Road Safety World Series
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Film director, actor, writer and producer Mahesh Manjrekar led a host of actors from the Marathi film fraternity to promote the cause of road safety by taking part in an exhibition match with the Unacademy Road Safety World Series organizing body at the MIG Club Ground in Bandra East on Friday afternoon.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Man makes bomb hoax tweet on Dibrugarh Rajdhani
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Security agencies on Friday went into a tizzy after a person informed the railways about five bombs on board the Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express. However, the person informed again saying he had made a false statement after the train got delayed by four hours.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Water at Paswan's residence fails ISO parameters, BIS tells SC
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on Friday told the Supreme Court on Friday that the drinking water sample drawn from 12 Janpath, home of Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, failed on the ISO parameters (specifications for drinking water) in odour, aluminium and coliform content.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Eastern region needs more focus for development: Shah
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said that the eastern region needs more focus to fast track its development as he chaired the 24th meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council here.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Cong demands Tripura minister's removal over drugs haul
Agartala, Feb 28 (IANS) The Opposition Congress in Tripura on Friday demanded the removal of Social Welfare and Social Education Minister Santana Chakma as her bodyguard along with two other security personnel were arrested on Thursday for carrying drugs.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Pakistan's economy shows positive indicators: PM's Office
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Pakistan's economic indicators are seeing a constant improvement due to efforts made by the current government to overcome the serious economic challenges, the Prime Minister's Office said on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Pakistan,International
NITI Aayog selects J&K for pilot project on UNDP SDGs
Jammu, Feb 28 (IANS) NITI Aayog has selected the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir for the first pilot project on Sustained Developmental Goals during which the J&K administration would get a chance to work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This was stated by Principal Secretary Planning, Development & Monitoring and Information, Rohit Kansal at a meeting held with top J&K officials to review the progress made under different Outreach Programmes conducted across the UT.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Pulwama attack: NIA nabs person who sheltered suicide bomber
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, the National Investigation Agency on Friday nabbed Shakir Bashir Magrey, who provided shelter to the alleged Pulwama attack suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's Q3 FY20 GDP growth at 4.7%; earlier growth rates revised (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Slowdown continued to hamper India's economic activity as 2019-20 third quarter GDP growth rate was recorded at 4.7 per cent from the revised estimate of 5.1 per cent reported for the previous quarter.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
25K in cash as immediate ex-gratia to riot victims
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) An ex-gratia compensation of Rs 25 thousand on the spot in cash has been announced by the Delhi government to victims of the Delhi violence whose houses were either gutted or were substantially damaged during the riots.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
India, Pakistan to play Asia Cup in Dubai: Ganguly
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Both India and Pakistan will play in the Asia Cup which will be held in Dubai, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said here on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Energy use by data centres remained flat over past decade
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) Allaying fears that energy consumption would increase manyfold as the world uses more and more data, new research has found that massive efficiency gains by data centres has kept energy use roughly flat over the past decade.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
COVID-19: China to provide assistance to Iran
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) China will continue to provide assistance to Iran in its fight against COVID-19 epidemic, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a telephonic conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: International, China,National
NY Post journo mocked Indian reporter at Trump presser, Netizens fume
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A video clip of a US journalist making faces at an Indian reporter during US President Donald Trump's press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday has gone viral, leaving many Twitterati furious.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Friday prayers called off in Iran over coronavirus fears
Tehran, Feb 28 (IANS) Coronavirus-hit Iran cancelled the main congregational Friday prayers in Tehran and 22 major cities for the first time in decades in a bid to check the disease's spread even as the Health Ministry warned of more cases, reports said.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Turkey,National,Religion
J&K Police recovers ammunition from residential property
Srinagar, Feb 28 (IANS) Acting on a credible input the J&K Police carried out searches in Bongam area of Shopian and recovered ammunition from a residential property, south Kashmir.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP holds pro-CAA rally in TN
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) The BJP's Tamil Nadu unit on Friday held processions across the state supporting the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
2020-02-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Indians at higher kidney disease risk due to air pollution
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) Researchers have found that people living in countries with higher levels of air pollution such as India and China may face higher risks of developing kidney diseases.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
IIT Hyderabad looking to expand tie-up with JICA
Hyderabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Under the second phase of collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad is proposing an increased collaboration with the Japanese industry and academia besides research laboratories.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Technology
Land conflicts affecting 65 lakh people in India: Study
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Ongoing land conflicts affect the lives and livelihoods of over 65 lakh people in India, putting investment worth Rs 13.7 trillion under threat, said a study on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'Kaamyaab' actress feels viewers don't differentiate between star and actor
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Sarika Singh plays a pivotal role in the upcoming film "Kaamyaab", which is about the struggles of character actors in the film industry. She says the audience does not discriminate while remembering an actor, if a role is memorable.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hopefully Indian footballers will play in PL someday: Masters
Navi Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters on Friday expressed the hope that someday Indian footballers will ply their trade in England's much sought after top league.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
COVID-19: Chinese firms in India suffered $50 mn loss so far
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Chinese enterprises operating in India have so far suffered losses of over $50 million due to the coronavirus outbreak and are likely to be impacted further, according to Alen Wang, Chairman, Chamber of Chinese Enterprises in India.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goa Police raid unearths drugs at backpackers' hostel
Panaji, Feb 28 (IANS) The police in Goa on Friday requested the North Goa district administration to seal a popular hostel in the Arambol beach village, after they found guests smoking charas and ganja openly at the premises.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP leader lashes out at Javed Akhtar
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Anil Jain on Friday lashed out at lyricist Javed Akhtar over his tweet.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Economic slowdown has bottomed out, says DEA Secy
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The government on Friday said there is an uptick in growth and the slide in economic growth has already bottomed out.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education
Twitter verifies fake US candidate account created by student
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a 17-year-old High School student got his Twitter account verified as a fake Republican candidate for 2020 US Presidential election.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Technology
RF Young Champs stun Manchester United U-14s on final day
Navi Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Reliance Foundation Young Champs overcame Manchester United under-14s in the final showpiece event of the PL-ISL Next Generation Mumbai Cup at the Reliance Corporate Park Football Ground here.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Black Friday: Sensex loses big ahead of GDP data, corona fear (Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Fear of widespread disruption to economic activity owing to an imminent pandemic caused a massive stock market crash on Friday. Dalal Street mirrored global stocks headed for their worst week since the 2008 financial crisis.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Apply Forest Rights Act in J&K: Former PDP legislator
Jammu, Feb 28 (IANS) Former PDP legislator Qamar Hussain Choudhary on Friday decried the delay in applying the Forest Rights Act in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the tribal population and traditional forest dwellers are facing immense hardships and persecution in the absence of legal safeguards.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
India's core industries output rises by 2.2% in January
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The output pace of India's eight major industries mildly accelerated in January 2020 by 2.2 per cent from a rise of 2.1 per cent reported in December 2019.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Divyendu Sharma: The definition of masculinity is changing
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actor Divyendu Sharma recently played a pivotal role in the digital film "Shukranu" that deals with the struggle of a man after sterilisation. The film, set against the backdrop of Emergency in 1975, makes the point that we need to stop practising toxic masculinity if we want to see a gender-neutral society.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tweeple praise Tendulkar for wishing 10-month-old fan
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar commands a humongous fan-following not just in India but all over the world and this time 10-month old kid has stolen former cricketer's heart.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi govt grants sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday granted sanction to the Delhi Police to prosecute former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the 2016 sedition case.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nirbhaya case: 3 days before hanging, Pawan files curative plea
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Three days before the execution, Pawan Kumar, one of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, on Friday filed a curative petition in the Supreme Court, seeking commutation of capital punishment to life imprisonment.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cops keep Pujari's lawyer away at interrogation: Source
Bengaluru, Feb 28 (IANS) Intercontinental gangster Ravi Pujari's lawyer Dilraj is being kept out of hearing distance as a mute spectator during the interrogation, said a source on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: Chennaiyin face FC Goa in 1st leg of semi-final
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC will look to make home advantage count against FC Goa when the two sides lock horns with each other in the first leg of their Hero Indian Super League play-off clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Trying to ape crime thriller, Bengal Class IV student hangs himself
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) The body of a Class IV student was found hanging from the ceiling of his room in Gajole in West Bengal's Malda district. Family members said the boy lost his life while trying to ape crime thriller scenes he had watched on television.
2020-02-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maharashtra plans 5% quota for Muslims in education
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Maharashtra's Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government plans to bring in a law to provide five per cent reservations to backward Muslims in government education institutions soon, Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik said here on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Police complaint against Wall Street Journal for spreading 'communal tension'
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A police complaint has been filed with the Delhi Police as well as the Maharashtra Police against the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) for "defaming a particular religion and spreading communal tension" by "misreporting" on the Delhi riots and the killing of IB staffer Ankit Sharma.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
2 S. Koreans test negative, kept in isolation in Sonebhadra
Sonebhadra, Feb 28 (IANS) Two South Korean nationals, working in the Obra plant, were detained at the Delhi and then Varansi airports soon after their arrival and taken to the isolation ward.
2020-02-28
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Pandya makes strong return, Dhawan, Bhuvi star in DY Patil T20 Cup
Navi Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) India's injured trio of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya and Shikhar Dhawan made a confident return to competitive cricket in the 16th DY Patil T20 Cup at the DY Patil Stadium.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
LG Baijal visits riot-affected areas in northeast Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal visited riot-affected areas in northeast Delhi on Friday, seeking to gauge the situation on ground and also to interact with the local people.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Coronavirus: 136 under observation in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 28 (IANS) Despite the number of people under observation coming down drastically, state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Friday said there should be no complacency as reports of the coronavirus raging in many countries are coming in.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Kerala,National
Delhi Metro's Blue Line services hit as man sits on track
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The operation of trains in Delhi Metro's Blue Line section towards Noida and Vaishali was affected on Friday after a passenger was found seated on the railway track at Mandi House.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident
N-E residents angry with police response, judge's transfer
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Among the many reasons for anger among the people in violence-hit north-east Delhi, the delayed response of the police figures prominently with many people questioning as to why the government took so long to stop it.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Hackers can use ultrasonic waves to activate Siri, Google
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Ultrasonic waves do not make a sound, but they can still activate Siri on your cellphone and have it make calls, take images or read the contents of a text to a stranger - without the phone owner's knowledge, suggests a new research.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Technology
SBI Cards IPO will sail through market turmoil: Mgmt
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The upcoming mega IPO of SBI Cards and Payments will sail through the current stock market bloodbath, the company management said on Friday while relying on the response received from the anchor investors to the IPO.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Salary for housewives! Time has come says Kamal Haasan
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Salary for housewives, stop doling of mere benefit, empowering people, creating an environment the promotes entrepreneurial spirit are some of components of 'Enterprise Economy' announced by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan as part of 'Reimagining Tamizh Nadu' on Friday here.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Huawei launches MediaPad M5 Lite 10 tablet in India
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Chinese tech major Huawei on Friday launched the MediaPad M5 Lite 10 tablet, which comes with the M-Pen lite stylus, for Rs 22,990.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Relocate hydro projects if they endanger lives, says SC
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday expressed its anxiety on lives being endangered due to hydroelectric projects and batted for sustainable models for generating electricity.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Requested for PL U-23 Asia Trophy to be held in India: Nita Ambani
Navi Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Chairperson and founder of Football Sports Development Limited and Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani, on Friday said she has requested Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters to host the league's U-23 Asia Trophy in India.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
BGR India hacked, company says old data dumped online
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Hackers have reportedly compromised tech company BGR's (Boy Genius Report) India website and dumped its data containing emails, hashed passwords and other information on the Dark Web.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
EU to give Pakistan 13 mn euros grant for better fiscal mgmt
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) The European Union (EU) under its Public Financial Management Support Programme is supporting Pakistan in improving fiscal policies and budget preparations with a grant of 13 million euros, the Ministry of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs of Pakistan said on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Pakistan,International
J&K Police arrest 3 drug peddlers
Srinagar, Feb 28 (IANS) As part of the crackdown against drug dealings in the region, Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday arrested three drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Putin, Erdogan agree to consider meeting on Idlib: Kremlin
Moscow, Feb 28 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed on Friday to examine the possibility of a meeting in the near future to discuss the situation in Syria's Idlib, the Kremlin said in a statement.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Three killed in boiler blast in Haryana
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) At least three workers were killed and more than 20 injured in a boiler explosion in a chemical factory in Haryana'a Ballabhgarh on Friday, police said.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Before Ayodhya visit, Nripendra Mishra calls on Yogi
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) Nripendra Mishra, the chairman of the Ram Temple Construction Committee, met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the latter's official residence here on Friday evening.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Bitter political rivals Shah, Mamata meet over lunch
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) Bitter political rivals, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday met for lunch here, courtesy Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
'Sinister designs for playing with careers of J&K youth'
Srinagar, Feb 28 (IANS) Former J&K minister Altaf Bukhari on Friday censured the 'sinister designs' for playing with the careers of lakhs of educated unemployed youth of Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
India's Q3 FY20 GDP growth at 4.7%; earlier growth rates revised
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India's 2019-20 third quarter GDP growth rate stood at 4.7 per cent, official data showed on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Newbie Kanikka Kapur ready for no make-up look on screen
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Kanikka Kapur has made her small screen debut in "Ek Duje Ke Vaaste 2". She says make-up or no make-up, it's a role with a purpose that matters to her.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Premier League, ISL renew Mutual Cooperation Agreement
Navi Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Chairperson and founder of Football Sports Development Limited and Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani, joined Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters at the Premier League-ISL Next Generation Mumbai Cup on Friday to sign a new agreement that will see the ISL and Premier League continue to work together to share knowledge and expertise in all areas of the elite game including governance, talent development, commercial growth, administration and wider community development.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Top female voices unite for Women's Day special song
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Singer-composer Vasuda Sharma is bringing together female singers such as Shreya Ghoshal, Neeti Mohan and Shashaa Tirupati for her upcoming song, "Aashna ban jaayein", which also has contribution from women technicians.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Green space can reduce violent crime in cities
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) As north-east Delhi witnessed three days of deadly violence, which took over 40 lives in the capital, a new study suggests that properly designed and maintained outdoor green space has the potential to reduce violent crime and gun violence, to make communities safer and keep residents healthier.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cold weather conditions continue in Kashmir
Srinagar, Feb 28 (IANS) Despite the end of harsh period of 'Chillai-Kalan' on January 31, cold conditions have returned in the Kashmir Valley.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
South Korea virus cases reach 2,400, sharpest spike yet
Seoul, Feb 28 (IANS) South Korea's confirmed cases of the new coronavirus approached 2,400, with an additional three deaths being reported, on Friday as the nation worked to aggressively counter the fast-spreading virus with extensive testing.
2020-02-28
Category: International, South Korea,National,Health/Medicine
Chitrangda Singh: I love handloom craft of Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Chitrangda Singh was in town to shoot for her upcoming film "Bob Biswas", and she made most of her stay by going on a sari shopping spree.
2020-02-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
COVID-19: US county declares public health emergency
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) Solano County in the US state of California has declared a public health emergency over the first possible community spread case of COVID-19 in the United States, Xinhua reported on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,National
KIUG: Khelo India scholar steals athletics Day 1 limelight
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) In Odisha, it is tough to shake off the overarching, forever looming figure of Dutee Chand, a national champion, a local legend and a crowd favourite everywhere.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Using Lohia, BJP, RSS & VHP ring bell for Ram Mandir
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Just ahead of the second meeting of the Ram Janmabhoomi trust meeting in Ayodhya on March 3, a 3-day-long festival called 'Ayodhya Parv' to celebrate the ancient city began here on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Delhi violence: Former Congress councillor denied bail
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A court on Friday rejected the bail application moved a former Congress municipal councillor who was arrested in connection with violence in Delhi's northeast area.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Opposition misleading people on CAA: Shah
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday accused the opposition parties of spreading falsehood and fuelling riots in the name of Citizenship Amendmen Act (CAA).
2020-02-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Lucknow varsity to start 'Education for Happiness' course
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) Lucknow University is set to launch an 'Education for Happiness' course in the M.Ed curriculum from the new academic session, said Lucknow University spokesperson Durgesh Kumar on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Protests in parts of Hyderabad over Delhi riots
Hyderabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Parts of Hyderabad on Friday witnessed protests against the Delhi Police for its alleged complicity in the violence in the national capital.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Ruckus in J'khand House over Marandi status
Ranchi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Jharkhand assembly on Friday witnessed noisy scenes by BJP legislators who protested against the Speaker's decision not to accord the leader of Opposition status to Babulal Marandi.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
'Indian 2' director announces Rs 1 cr for accident victims
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) "Indian 2" Director S. Shankar has announced Rs 1 crore financial assistance to the families of the three technicians who lost their lives at the shooting spot earlier this month.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Ritu records second One Championship victory
Singapore, Feb 28 (IANS) Ritu Phogat on Friday recorded her second win in her MMA career by beating debutant Wu Chiao Chen of China at the One: King of the Jungle event. The One Championship event was held behind closed doors at the Singapore Indoor Stadium and Ritu dominated the bout, eventually ending up with a unanimous decision.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Other Sports
Women's T20 WC: Ecclestone has helped me settle, says Glenn
Canberra, Feb 28 (IANS) England's leg-spin sensation Sarah Glenn hailed the influence of partner-in-crime Sophie Ecclestone as the pair orchestrated a 42-run win over Pakistan at the ICC Women's T20 World Cup on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: Death toll rises to 34 in Iran
Tehran, Feb 28 (IANS) The death toll due to new coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, has risen to 34 in Iran, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education announced on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Turkey,National
Khattar presents Rs 1.42 lakh cr budget, hikes student scholarship
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday announced that students securing more than 80 per cent marks in Class 5 would be provided enhanced scholarship of Rs 6,000, and that three more medical colleges would come up in the state.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Politics
HAL supplies rocket part to ISRO for satellite launch
Bengaluru, Feb 28 (IANS) State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) supplied a rocket part (L-40 stage) to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for launching satellites in the geo-stationary orbit onboard GSLV Mark-2, the aerospace major said on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Whole week leading up to El Clasico is different: Ramos
Madrid, Feb 28 (IANS) Real Madrid meet Barcelona in a fixture that could decide which way the Spanish league title goes this season. Barcelona lead Real Madrid by two points at the top of the La Liga table with 13 games in hand.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
CBI books GST Assistant Commissioner for corruption
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The CBI has registered an FIR against filmmaker Ashoke Pandit's younger brother Deepak Pandit, an Assistant Commissioner of GST and Central Excise, on charges of amassing movable and immovable assets worth over Rs 3.96 crore between 2000 and 2014 which were disproportionate to his income.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Patience key at youth level, Indian players well drilled: PL coaches
Navi Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) While stressing on the fact that success at the youth level takes time and won't produce results overnight, top Premier League academy coaches said the next generation of Indian footballers, on show at the PL-ISL Next Generation Mumbai Cup, are well drilled, coached and have shown natural enthusiasm for the game.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
'AIFF Masters Course will be game changer for football professionals'
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The AIFF Football Masters Course could be a game changer for football professionals in India. Announced in January by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the course takes a multi-campus approach with the students spending time in New Delhi and Mumbai before going to Spain for a month where they will be working with Spanish second division side Cadiz FC.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
FIFA U-17 Women's WC India 2020 launches 'Football For All'
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Local Organising Committee of the FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup India 2020 launched 'Football for All' here on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Women's T20 WC: England spin Pakistan into submission
Canberra, Feb 28 (IANS) England spin twins Sarah Glenn and Sophie Ecclestone inspired England to a 42-run win over Pakistan as their semi-final bid strengthened at the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Zebronics launches home automation camera
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Zebronics on Friday launched a new home automation smart camera that comes with WiFi, pan, tilt, digital zoom and AI priced at Rs 3,599.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
DoT panel needs more data for deciding on AGR relief (LD)
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Digital Communications Commission (DCC), the interministerial panel of Telecom Ministry, on Friday did not take any decision on possible relief to the financially distressed telecom sector with officials saying more data are required for reconciliation of AGR numbers, dashing the hopes of telcos, especially Vodafone Idea.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
DCW asks police for details about crimes against women
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Friday directed the Delhi Police to furnish details of crimes reported against women during the violence that hit northeast parts of the national capital starting Sunday afternoon.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Lawyers' strike for 'kavi-sammelan', Pak blasts a 'joke': SC
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday termed, as illegal, strikes by advocates in Uttarakhand on Saturday, a working day, since the past nearly 35 years, on grounds such as international terror attacks, moral support to social movements, natural calamities, 'kavi-sammelans', family bereavement of some advocates etc.,
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
India's Q3 FY20 GDP growth inches up 4.7%
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) In line with expectations, India's GDP growth rate bottomed out during the third quarter of the current fiscal and inched up to 4.7 per cent from 4.5 per cent reported for the previous quarter.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kerala NRI Commission demands voting rights for diaspora
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 28 (IANS) The Kerala Non-Resident Indians' Commission on Friday passed a resolution to request the Centre and Election Commission (EC) to make appropriate amendments in the Representation of Peoples Act, 1951, to ensure voting rights to the non-resident Indians working abroad.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Politics
Maoist commander surrenders with AK-47 in M'rashtra
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), Feb 28 (IANS) In a major victory for security forces, a dreaded Maoist commander carrying a Rs 9.50 lakhs reward, surrendered along with his AK-47 Army assault rifle and 35 live rounds before the Gadchiroli police on Friday, an official said.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Terrorism
Claims on Rs 100 cr spent on Trump visit baseless: Rupani
Gandhinagar, Feb 28 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday dismissed as "baseless" the claims that over Rs 100 crore was spent on US President Donald Trump's visit to Ahmedabad on February 24.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Vikram dons seven looks in upcoming film 'Cobra'
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Tamil superstar Vikram dons seven different looks in his upcoming film "Cobra". This was revealed in the first look poster of the film, launched on Friday at 5pm.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,World Cup 2019,Southern Cinema
Himachal HC orders inspection of old-age homes
Shimla, Feb 28 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday directed the Member Secretaries of the District Legal Services Authorities to inspect old-age homes and submit report within two weeks as to whether efforts have been made to improve the quality of life and dignity of older persons.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
How does secular court determine importance of religious practice? (Book Extract)
Most great constitutional matters involve competing interests, a clash of rights. In balancing between two legitimate rights, something valuable is often lost. In the case of Sabarimala, we were looking at the deep clash between the rights of two classes of believers. It was also a clash between a very appealing broad-brush argument and a finely nuanced legal position. ?
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Priyanka Gandhi slams govt on rising unemployment
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday slammed the government for diverting attention of people from rising unemployment in the country.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Leading Sunni cleric seeks judicial probe into Delhi violence
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) Well-known Sunni cleric and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) member, Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali, has sought a judicial probe into the communal riots in Delhi.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Women's T20 WC: Ton-up Lee shows way as SA thrash Thailand
Canberra, Feb 28 (IANS) Lizelle Lee was at her brutal best as her century saw South Africa to a tournament record total and a 113-run win over Thailand at the ICC Women's T20 World Cup on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Mayawati writes to President, seeks judicial probe into riots
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Friday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind on the violence in northeast Delhi, in which more than 40 people have been killed so far, demanding a judicial probe into the riots.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Tweeple impressed as Melania shares glimpses of India visit
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) After returning to the US from India, US First Lady Melania Trump shared fond memories of her visit to India on social media and and left Twitterati impressed.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Want to live longer? Eat less
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) If you want to live longer, reduce levels of inflammation throughout your body and delay the onset of age-related diseases -- eat less food, say researchers.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Swamy claims slain IB staffer was 'tailing Tahir's terror links'
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Days after Intelligence Bureau staffer Ankit Sharma's body was recovered from a canal in Delhi's riot-hit north-east area and the autopsy confirmed multiple stabs on his body, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy gave a very different spin to the already murky murder case.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
How India has largely remained immune to coronavirus
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Large-scale screening of passengers at airports, a robust quarantine system and messages intended to increase awareness about the novel coronavirus reaching the people are among the factors that have helped India steer clear of the deadly virus so far, doctors said.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Popularity of Premier League in India has grown: Ranveer
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Bollywood actor and Premier League Ambassador for India, Ranveer Singh, took to the turf for an exhibition cricket skills challenge against Premier League record goal scorer Alan Shearer at the Gallant Sports Arena here.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Akali MLAs protest outside Punjab FM's house, detained
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) legislators, including Bikram Singh Majithia, were detained after they protested outside Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal's residence here on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Normalcy returning rapidly, over 100 cases lodged: Spl CP
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) As the number of deaths in violence in northeast Delhi has reached to 43, Special Commissioner of Police S.N. Shrivastava on Friday said that normalcy has been returning in riot-hit areas and the police have registered over 100 cases so far.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kartarpur visitors quizzed in national security interest: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday told the Assembly that the state police had questioned some pilgrims on their return from Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara (in Pakistan) on an IB request and in the interest of national security.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Shaheen Bagh: Protests lose steam; BJP blamed for Delhi violence
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizen (NRC) in the Shaheen Bagh area on Friday saw a drop in intensity and the number of protesters.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ask embassy in Iran to help Indian fishermen, says TN CM
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday requested External Affairs Minister S.Jaishankar to direct the Indian Embassy in Iran to provide support to Indian fishermen stranded there in wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diaspora,Politics
Meet Bros, Amit Mishra, Akasa to go talent-hunting on reality show
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Music artistes Meet Bros, Amit Mishra and Akasa are coming together to hunt for India's next singing sensation on the show, "MTV Beats Ke Desi Kalakaar".
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Melania responds to Delhi teacher's tweet, Netizens impressed
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) US First Lady Melania Trump may have returned to her country after her maiden India visit, but she is still missing her 'unforgettable' trip.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
CM Adityanath suspends five PCS officers
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, continuing his zero tolerance policy against corruption, has suspended five officers of the Provincial Civil Services (PCS).
2020-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Whole week leading up to El Clasico is different: Ramos
Madrid, Feb 28 (IANS) Real Madrid meet Barcelona in a fixture that could decide which way the Spanish league title goes this season. Barcelona lead Real Madrid by two points at the top of the La Liga table with 13 games in hand.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Javed Akhtar to Shekhar Kapur on Mr India: I gave it to you
Mumbai, Feb 28: The "Mr India" war is now being fought among its original creators. After Shekhar Kapur, director of the 1987 original, slammed the makers of an upcoming remake trilogy for not acknowledging him, and actress Sonam Kapoor took up cudgels on behalf of her father Anil Kapoor, who had starred in that film, it is now the turn of writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar to join. Akhtar contends the film is actually his idea and that he had given it to Kapur.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Orissa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mamata raises Delhi violence issue at EZC meet
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday raised the Delhi violence issue at the 24th Eastern Zonal Council (EZC) meeting in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Mysterious drowning death of 6-yr girl leaves Kerala shocked
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 28 (IANS) Devananda, a six-year-old girl, died due to drowning, revealed the report of the primary autopsy done at the Medical College hospital here on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No lesson learnt: Media again handles evidences before forensics
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A day after the Delhi Police registered a case against AAP's Nehru Vihar councilor Tahir Hussain and also sealed his house in Chand Bagh area here, a team of forensics reached the site to collect evidence.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Scientists detail early lung infection in COVID-19 patients
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) A global team of researchers has for the first time described the pathology of early phase of lung infection in coronavirus (COVID-19) patients who were alive.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Vivo unveils third generation of its APEX concept smartphone
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo on Friday officially unveiled the third generation of its APEX concept smartphone - APEX 2020.
2020-02-28
Category: International, China,Technology
UP Assembly session ends abruptly, SP MLAs protest in masks
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) The budget session of the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha was adjourned sine die on Friday, a week before it was scheduled to end on March 7.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Holed up in madrasa, Kashmiri student rescued by IPS officer
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A young man from Kashmir -- who remained holed up for over 40 hours in a madrasa in old Mustafabad to escape the rioters during violence in parts of northeast Delhi -- on Friday recalled his horrific experience.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Minor boy loses father to Delhi riots
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Even as the life is limping back to the normal in the riot-hit areas of northeast Delhi, a minor told IANS that his father was brutally killed this morning on Friday at Shiv Vihar area.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Take these steps for better skin during and after pregnancy
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) In the process of bringing a new life into the world, a woman goes through many emotional and physical changes, and following a self-care routine will help you take the best care of your skin during and after pregnancy.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
I-League: Real Kashmir FC look to do the double over Aizawl
Srinagar, Feb 28 (IANS) Real Kashmir would be looking for their second victory over former champions Aizawl FC in I-League's return leg fixture on Saturday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Football
Black Friday: Sensex loses 1,448 pts ahead of GDP data, corona fear
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Fears of larger than anticipated disruption due to an imminent pandemic caused the stock market to crash on Friday. Dalal Street mirrored global stocks headed for their worst week since the 2008 financial crisis.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
K-pop superband BTS cancels Korea gigs amid coronavirus scare
Seoul, Feb 28 (IANS) Popular South Korean boy band BTS has cancelled a pan-South Korea concert tour over coronavirus concerns.
2020-02-28
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
L-G Baijal visits riot-hit areas in N-E Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal along with Special Commissioner of Police S.N. Srivastava visited riot-affected areas in northeastern part of the city on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Wrestling: COVID-19 sees indefinite postponement of Asian Oly qualifier
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Asian Olympic Qualifiers for wrestling that was to be held from March 27 to 29 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan has been postponed indefinitely so as to fight the spread of coronoavirus. The qualifiers had originally been intended to be held in X'ian, China on the same dates before being shifted to Bishkek due to the outbreak of the deadly virus in the country.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Tweeple amazed as Antarctica snow turns blood red
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) An astounding set of images is doing round on the social media which shows Antarctica snow turns into blood red. The viral pictures show the Antarctic turning red near a former British research station due to microscopic algae that can survive in freezing temperatures.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Former Kerala judge ready with Sabarimala inventory
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 28 (IANS) Kerala High Court judge C.N. Ramachandaran Nair , appointed by the Supreme Court, to supervise preparation of inventory and valuation report of the ornaments adorning Lord Ayyappa at Kerala's Sabarimala temple, completed his work on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
KIUG: Honey Pal credits man behind Greco-Roman revolution in India
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) Like most Indians, Honey Pal Singh too made the transition from freestyle to Greco-Roman wrestling a few years back.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Karnataka to speed up Mhadei river water project
Bengaluru, Feb 28 (IANS) Elated over the notification of the Mhadei inter-state water dispute tribunal award by the central government, Karnataka decided to speed up the drinking water project in the state's western region, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
HC asks police to secure schools in violence-hit Delhi areas
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the city police to ensure that the board examination centres in the violence-hit northeast area of the national capital are given proper security.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
500 vehicles, 79 houses damaged in Delhi violence
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Three days of violence in north-east Delhi resulted in burning down of at least 500 vehicles, 79 houses besides other places, official data revealed on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Two including JMB terrorist convicted for money laundering
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Two persons including a Bangladeshi terrorist have been convicted by a city court for money laundering and terror financing in relation to their role in Burdwan's Khagragarh blast case of 2014.
2020-02-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google Doodle celebrates Sir John Tenniel's 200th birthday
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Google celebrates the 200th birthday of British illustrator and artist, Sir John Tenniel who illustrated Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by dedicating a Google doodle on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Chiranjeevi's 152nd: Sonu Sood on why he's proud of the project
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood says he is proud to be a part of Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi's upcoming 152nd film.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Realme taunts Xiaomi, says India's GPS came 1st in his phone
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Taking on Xiaomi once again, Realme CEO Madhav Sheth has tweeted that despite Xiaomi claiming its next device (probably Redmi K30 Pro) would be the first phone in the world with India's satellite navigation system (NavIC), Realme X50 Pro with 5G capabilities already supports India's version of the Global Positioning System (GPS).
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Ex-BJP Thane MLA & Fadnavis aide booked for rape
Thane (Maharashtra), Feb 28 (IANS) In a massive embarrassment to the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), it's former high-profile MLA from Mira Road Narendra Mehta has been booked on charges of alleged rape levelled by a BJP woman municipal corporator, officials said here on Friday. He is likely to be arrested soon.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Punjab presents populist budget of Rs 1.54 lakh crore
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) With an eye on the assembly elections in 2022, Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal on Friday presented a populist but deficit Rs 1.54 lakh-crore budget for 2020-21.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Mayhem on D-street, Sensex plunges 1,500 points (Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Indian stock markets followed global stocks which are headed for their worst week since 2008 financial crisis as the world found itself on the cusp of a pandemic.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Congress attacks govt over bail to Pulwama 'accused'
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Congress on Friday hit out at the Centre over bail to Pulwama accused Yusuf Chopan, saying the National Investigation Agency failed to file a charge sheet in the case in which 40 CRPF troops were killed in a suicide attack on Feb 14 last year.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi violence: Woman searches for missing son even at morgue
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) It was a regular Tuesday morning for Nijma when she packed lunch for Munish, 22, her youngest son as he was leaving for work. Since then she has not heard from him. Nijma is now visiting every hospital in search of Munish who is missing since February 24.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Thai PM overwhelmingly survives no-confidence motion
Bangkok, Feb 28 (IANS) Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday overwhelmingly survived a no-confidence motion alongside five of his cabinet members.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Post-game treats linked to unwanted calories in children
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) Post-game treats can be detrimental to a child's health as the number of calories kids consume from post-game snacks far exceeds the number of calories they actually burn playing in the game, researchers have found.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Malay King to meet party leaders to decide new PM
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 28 (IANS) After interviews with all MPs this week, the Malaysian King was yet to identify one parliamentarian with the majority support needed to be the next Prime Minister and will now meet leaders of all parties, the National Palace said on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
SRK should make DDLJ2: Gauri on Trump mentioning film in speech
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan should make a sequel of his 1995 blockbuster "Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge", his wife Gauri Khan feels.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mayhem on D-street, worst week since 2008 meltdown
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Indian stock markets followed global stocks which are headed for their worst week since 2008 financial crises as the world found itself on the cusp of a pandemic.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Errors in suicide note plea fails to get relief for minister's kin
Panaji, Feb 28 (IANS) Counsel for Goa Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho's brother, Wilson, who is embroiled in an abetment to suicide case, in an anticipatory bail hearing claimed relief from the High Court citing uncharacteristic grammatical errors in the victim's suicide note, as grounds for relief from arrest.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Afghans optimistic over US-Taliban peace deal
Kabul, Feb 28 (IANS) The Afghans have appeaed generally optimistic in anticipation of the long-awaited peace deal to be signed between the US and the Taliban in Qatar on Saturday following an experimental truce on week-long reduction in violence.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
IB, Delhi Police team up to crack riot cases
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Using facial recognition technology the Intelligence Bureau and Delhi Police will be checking veracity of detained rioters hailing from Uttar Pradesh, and this will be on priority, as directed by the Centre in the probe into the Delhi riot cases.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
T20 WC: Sachin, Sehwag all praise for 'rockstar' Shafali
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Legendary Indian batsmen Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag have showered praise on young Shafali Verma, who has been in great form in the ongoing Women's T20 World Cup.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Lady Gaga is pink bikini-clad warrior princess in new video
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) Singer-actress Lady Gaga has turned a futuristic warrior princess in her new music video, "Stupid love".
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Smartphone components supplies to India may be hit till Q2
Hong Kong, Feb 28 (IANS) The coronavirus outbreak may hit supplies of smartphone components from China to other countries including India at least till the second quarter of this year, suggests a new report.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology
Reply to plea challenging your election, Delhi HC tells Sisodia
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday directed Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and others to reply to a petition that sought the declaration of his election as an MLA from Patparganj null and void.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Shruti Haasan admits to getting plastic surgery
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Shruti Haasan recently took to her Instagram page to slam bodyshaming while admitting that she had gone under the knife. Having undergone plastic surgery, she says she neither advocates it nor is against it, adding that she chooses to live that way.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Galaxy Z Flip sells out during 2nd pre-order sale in India
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Galaxy Z Flip, Samsungs second foldable smartphone, went out of stock within minutes during its second sale in India on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Coronavirus fangs dig deeper globally, huge disruption ahead
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is likely to be declared a pandemic and focus is now shifting from China to South Korea, Iran, Italy and Japan -- where cases are escalating fast, even Germany, Brazil and several others have joined the list, a new report said on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Maharashtra plans 5% quotas for Muslims in education
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra plans to bring in a law to provide five per cent reservations to Muslims in government education institutions soon, Minister for Minority Affairs Nawab Malik said here on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Nigeria records 1st COVID-19 case in sub-Saharan Africa
Abuja, Feb 28 (IANS) Nigeria on Friday reported the first case of the new coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Nigeria,International
2nd Test: Sans Ishant, India look to fight back against NZ (Preview)
Christchurch, Feb 28 (IANS) After conceding a heavy defeat in the first Test in Wellington, Team India will look to bounce back and level the two-match series when they take on New Zealand in the second game beginning Saturday. But Ishant Sharma being ruled out of the game is not a news that would be pleasing to skipper Virat Kohli's ears.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Wine glass size may influence how much you drink
London, Feb 28 (IANS) The size of glass used for serving wine can influence the amount of wine drunk, say researchers, adding that when restaurants served wine in 370ml rather than 300ml glasses they sold more wine, and tended to sell less when they used 250ml glasses.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Women's T20 WC: Lizelle lets loose as SA thrash Thailand
Canberra, Feb 28 (IANS) Lizelle Lee was at her brutal best as her century saw South Africa to a tournament record total and a 113-run win over Thailand in their Group B game at the Manuka Oval in the ongoing Women's T20 World Cup on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
China bringing coronavirus under control: Tim Cook
San Francisco, Feb 28 (IANS) Optimistic that China is slowly bringing the coronavirus outbreak in control, Apple CEO Tim Cook has hinted factories in China that manufacture its devices may open soon.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sympathy wave to rule two Uttar Pradesh bypolls
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) With two assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh having been declared vacant, political parties are now gearing up for bypolls.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Congress delegation to visit violence-hit Delhi areas
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A five-member Congress delegation will visit the violence-hit areas in northeast Delhi to take stock of the situation, the party said on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Plea in court against Cong leaders to save BJP's 'PAK': Shergil
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Congress on Friday reacted sharply to the plea in court seeking registration of an FIR against Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for alleged hate speeches. It said the plea was to save BJP leaders Pravesh Verma, Anurag Thakur and Kapil Mishra, referring to the trio as "PAK".
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
NZ's Ardern lashes out at Australian PM Morrison
Sydney, Feb 28 (IANS) Visiting New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday lashed out at her Australian counterpart Scott Morrison over his government's deportation policy.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Energy use by data centres remained flat over past decade
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) Allaying fears that energy consumption would increase many fold as the world uses more and more data, new research has found that massive efficiency gains by data centres have kept energy use roughly flat over the past decade.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
PM Modi and others greet nation on 'National Science Day'
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many senior leaders extended greetings to all the "science lovers" on the occasion of National Science Day on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Vidyut Jammwal gets a new 'beast'
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Vidyut Jammwal is "riding high" on emotions as his manager has gifted a Triumph motorcycle to the actor. He says that receiving the 'beast' is a blessing.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Putin prefers hotline phone over gadgets
Moscow, Feb 28 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin is very upbeat on scientific and engineering progress, but still prefers the special hotline phone to any of the modern gadgets, it was revealed in an interview.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Lori Loughlin's college admissions trial in October
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) "Fuller House" actress Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli's trial date in college admissions scandal has been set for October.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi violence: Saved by Hindu neighbour, recalls Muslim survivor
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Amid the mayhem witnessed in northeast Delhi, another tale of humanity and compassion getting the better of bigotry and hate was scripted, which was narrated by a Muslim resident of Shiv Vihar on Friday -- how his Hindu neighbour saved his and his family's life.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: India's forging industry severely hit
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The supply disruption caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak has severely hampered the forging and auto component manufacturing industry in India, according to the Association of Indian Forging Industry (AIFI).
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ishant ruled out of Christchurch Test as ankle injury resurfaces
Christchurch, Feb 28 (IANS) In-form India pacer Ishant Sharma will miss the second and final Test against New Zealand beginning Saturday at the Hagley Oval as his right ankle injury has resurfaced.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
BJP hits back at Sonia, says 'dont preach us raj dharma'
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday hit out at the Congress and its interim President Sonia Gandhi for their stand on Citizenship Amendment Act, urging her "not to preach raj dharma".
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum to judge 'America's Got Talent'
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Sofia Vergara has taken up the role of a judge for the upcoming 15th season of "America's Got Talent". Model Heidi Klum is set to return to the show.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Amanda Bynes opens up about 'terrifying experience'
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) Former child star Amanda Bynes says seeing the paparazzi photographs of herself is a "terrifying experience".
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Obama slams 'despicable' attack ad against Biden
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama has slammed a "despicable" racially charged attack ad against his Vice President and Democratic presidential contender, Joe Biden, it was reported.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
As his fan, would love to see Dhoni play in T20 WC: Kapil
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Former India captain Kapil Dev, who won the World Cup in 1983, said as a fan he would love to see MS Dhoni play the T20 World Cup in October but it was completely the team management's call.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Virus scare: 'Umrah' passengers turned back from Saudi Arabia
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) Nearly 128 passengers traveling to Saudi Arabia from various districts of Uttar Pradesh for 'Umrah' were turned back from Saudi Arabia which has imposed travel curbs following the coronavirus scare.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Diaspora
India bright spot for HP Inc in Asia-Pacific
Gurugram, Feb 28 (IANS) For HP Inc, Asia-Pacific was the fastest growing market in its first quarter of fiscal 2020 and India is the bright spot owing to its rising millennial and aspirational young population, a top company executive has stressed.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
HC issues notice in plea seeking NIA probe in anti-CAA protests
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to Centre and Delhi Police on a petition seeking the National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into "anti national forces" behind the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ajay Devgn says he is doing remake of Tamil movie 'Kaithi'
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn on Friday confirmed that he will star in the remake of the Tamil movie "Kaithi".
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Kashmiri Pandit activist detained in Srinagar
Srinagar, Feb 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police Friday detained the Chairman of the Reconciliation, Return and Rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits (RRRKP), Satish Mahaldar, from Srinagar Airport ahead of a proposed 'Solidarity' March.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
DCC hasn't taken any decision on relief to telcos: Sources
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Digital Communications Commission, the interministerial decision-making panel of DoT, on Friday met amid telcos seeking relief in the wake of AGR payment, but the panel didn't take any decision.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
How has economy failed when hotels are full: Union Minister
Panaji, Feb 28 (IANS) Naysayers who claim that the Indian economy has failed are wrong because marriage halls and hotels are filled to capacity, Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi said on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Pune telescope helps detect biggest explosion since Big Bang
Melbourne, Feb 28 (IANS) Using four telescopes including the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) in Pune, astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the universe since the Big Bang.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
33 Turkish troops killed in Idlib air strike
Ankara, Feb 28 (IANS) At least 33 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an air strike by Syrian "regime forces" in the war-torn country's Idlib region, a senior Turkish official has said.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Congress in Assam mulls alliance with AIUDF for RS seats
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Ahead of elections for the Rajya Sabha, the Congress in Assam has offered an olive branch to the AIUDF headed by Badruddin Ajmal to keep the BJP at bay.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian women's football coach scouts for talent in KIUG
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) With India set to host the U17 Women's World Cup later this year, a huge number of eyeballs are focused on the women's game in the country. At almost every match though, one figure is omnipresent, that of the national women's football team coach Maymol Rocky.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
'Crossy Road Castle' is the latest addition to Apple Arcade
San Francisco, Feb 28 (IANS) Apple Arcade has added 'Crossy Road Castle' an endless runner-style game from developer Hipster Whale.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Smriti blames KJo's hamper for her weight gain
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani went back in time and showed her lighter side as she blamed filmmaker Karan Johar's hamper for her weight gain.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ishant likely to miss Christchurch Test with ankle injury
Christchurch, Feb 28 (IANS) Senior Indian pacer Ishant Sharma is likely to miss the second and final Test against New Zealand beginning Saturday at the Hagley Oval as his right ankle injury has resurfaced.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Shafali is great for game moving forward & for Indian cricket'
Melbourne, Feb 28 (IANS) Judging by their tournament scorecards so far in the ongoing Women's T20 World Cup, India don't need to worry about the future of their batting order.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Labour leadership hopefuls clash over anti-Semitism
London, Feb 28 (IANS) The three Labour leadership candidates turned on each other when discussing who held responsibility for the UK's main opposition partys anti-Semitism crisis during a heated debate.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Takeda India pledges to create awareness on rare diseases
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The global bio-pharmaceutical company Takeda on Friday pledged to increase awareness around rare diseases in India through its Indian entity.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
48 FIRS lodged between Feb 22 and 26
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A total of 48 FIRs were lodged by Delhi Police between Feb 22 and 26 during the violence in northeast parts of the national capital, official sources said on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
CM demands 'special focus state' to Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday demanded the Centre to declare Odisha a 'Special Focus State' as it is frequently facing natural disasters.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
T20 WC: Will take Sri Lanka very seriously, says Harmanpreet
Melbourne, Feb 28 (IANS) India's spot in the ongoing Women's T20 World Cup 2020 semi-finals is already safe, but captain Harmanpreet Kaur has insisted that they won't take Sri Lanka lightly in their final group game to be played on Saturday.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Storm Jorge to bring heavy rain, strong winds to UK
London, Feb 28 (IANS) A new storm named Jorge is set to hit parts of the UK on Saturday, bringing with it heavy rains and strong winds, according to the Met Office.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
BJP govt at Centre, state betrayed Goa on Mhadei: Kamat
Panaji, Feb 28 (IANS) A day after the Centre notified the Mhadei Water Disputes Tribunal's final award given in 2018 on Karnataka's request, leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Thursday said the people of Goa had been betrayed by the BJP-led state government and accused the NDA government at the Centre of being partisan.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Bhushan cites Delhi riot plea, SC says will take up after Sabarimala
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to urgently hear a plea by advocate Prashant Bhushan in connection with Delhi riots. Bhushan wanted that law and order duty of police should be separated from investigation and that there should be different wings and an order should be immediately issued on this issue.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
S.N. Shrivastava gets additional charge of Delhi CP
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Centre on Friday gave additional charge of Delhi Police Commissioner to senior IPS officer S.N. Shrivastava with effect from March 1 and until further orders with incumbent Amulya Patnaik retiring on Saturday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
HC notice to Centre on minority status based on states' population
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre on a petition seeking a direction to frame guidelines for the identification of the term "minority" at the state level.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Trump barred from building border wall with Navy funds
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) A federal judge in the US state of Washington has ruled that President Donald Trump cannot divert funds for an American submarine base to build a wall along the country's southern border with Mexico.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Govt completes molecular mapping of active pharma ingredients
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The government has done a molecule-by-molecule mapping of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) imported from China to ramp up domestic production and imports from third party sources in view of the supply chain disruptions due to the coronavirus epidemic.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Panicky investors dump stocks in Wall Street bloodbath as coronavirus fear spirals
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) Panicky investors fearing earnings downgrades dumped stocks and major stock indices tumbled to stunning lows as a Wall Street bloodbath unfolded on fears that the coronavirus outbreak will continue its global spread even as big-name companies slashed forecasts and some governments came out with drastic plans to contain the virus.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
NIA court rejects bail plea of Kerala CPI-M youth
Kochi, Feb 28 (IANS) Thaha Fazil, a CPI-M youth arrested for alleged Maoist-links failed to get bail from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
I create my own workout plan: Katrina Kaif
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANSlife) Actor Katrina Kaif, a fitness icon and inspiration to many at 36, says she gives a lot of importance to fitness and even creates her own workout plan.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
RSS wing writes to Minister on BT cotton
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) At a time when the Modi government has tried to project a pro-farmer image through the recent Union Budget, the RSS's economic wing has given a war cry against BT crop giant Monsanto.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Chinese ducks to tackle Pak locust mess, Tweeple abuzz
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A news claiming that ducks from China could be sent to tackle the locust menace in Pakistan has set the Twitter abuzz.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi HC issues notices on plea for FIR against AIMIM leaders
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notices on a plea filed by a fringe Hindu organisation for registration of an FIR against three AIMIM leaders on charge of delivering hate speeches.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
From a love of reading, comes writing: Ruskin Bond?
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANSlife) Much-loved and widely-read author Ruskin Bond believes that it's from a love of reading that a writer comes to a love of writing, and penning a book does not always translate to the author becoming immortal.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Japanese official to visit Lebanon seeking Ghosn's return
Tokyo, Feb 28 (IANS) Japan will send its Vice Justice Minister to Lebanon to seek the extradition of ousted Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn who fled to Beirut from Tokyo last December, it was announced on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Psoriasis, deeper than you think
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANSlife) Imagine being embarrassed by the idea of having to shake someone else's hand, or constantly worrying about whether people are listening to you or simply staring at the rash on your skin- this is a reality for many patients with psoriasis.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Hardik gets protection from arrest till Mar 6
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday granted relief of one week from arrest to Congress leader Hardik Patel in a 2015 Patidar agitation case.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
MNS flays Siddhivinayak temple dole to 'Shiv Bhojan' plan
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) The Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has taken strong objection to the 220-year-old Siddhivinayak temple's plans to contribute Rs 5 crore to the state government's 'Shiv Bhojan' scheme for the poor.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
India may face kidney diseases due to air pollution
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) Researchers have found that people living in countries with higher levels of air pollution such as India and China may face higher risks of developing kidney diseases.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Too Faced enters India
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANSlife) US-based beauty brand Too Faced marks its entry into the Indian market. The brand, creating innovative cruelty-free cosmetics, is available exclusively online at Nykaa.com and at select Nykaa Luxe stores.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
After criticism, Delhi's GTB hospital in action now
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) After much criticism for mismanagement in handing over the bodies of those who died in the violence in northeast Delhi to their kin, the Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital seems to be in action now.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
17 new planets, including Earth-sized world discovered
Toronto, Feb 28 (IANS) Researchers have discovered 17 new planets, including a potentially habitable Earth-sized world, by combing through data gathered by NASA's Kepler mission.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech
Punjab government reduces retirement age
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) In a major decision to boost job opportunities for the youth, Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal on Friday informed the Assembly that the retirement age of government employees has been reduced to 58 from 60 years.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Delhi HC issues notices on plea for FIR against Gandhis, others
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notices on a plea for the registration of an FIR against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra and others on charge of delivering hate speeches.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
I'm very confident: Adline Costelina on winning Miss Universe title
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANSlife) Adline Castelino, who has been selected to represent India country at Miss Universe pageant 2020, says she is "very confident" of winning the title.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
DMK MLA Kathavarayan passes away
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) DMK MLA S. Kathavarayan, who represented the Gudiyatham Assembly constituency, died here on Friday due to ailments, the party has confirmed.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
24th Eastern Zonal Council meet begins at Bhubaneswar
Bhubaeswar, Feb 28 (IANS) The 24th Eastern Zonal Council (EZC) meeting has begun under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Security increased in NE Delhi for Friday prayers
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Ahead of the Friday prayers, security has been increased in the violence affected areas of northeast Delhi. The Delhi Police, according to sources, have made a list of the mosques where the prayers are going to be held and accordingly additional police and paramilitary forces have been deployed.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shake-up like Wellington loss has opened our mindset: Shastri
Christchurch, Feb 28 (IANS) India head coach Ravi Shastri has admitted that his team was "outplayed" in Wellington, but that defeat has only shaken them up to improve their performance when they take on New Zealand in the second and final Test beginning Saturday at the Hagley Oval.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Samsung launches 512GB variant of Galaxy S10 Lite in India
Gurugram, Feb 28 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung on Friday launched a new 512GB variant of the Galaxy S10 Lite in India for Rs 44,999.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
Afghan govt team leaves for Doha to meet Taliban members
Kabul, Feb 28 (IANS) A six-member Afghan government team has left for Qatar where they will meet Taliban members after the militant groups signs the long-awaited peace deal with the US on Saturday in Doha, sources said.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Verbal spat in court in CBI vs CBI case
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A verbal spat broke out between current and former Investigating Officers (IO) Satish Dagar and Ajay Kumar Bassi respectively in a Delhi court during the hearing in the CBI vs CBI bribery case on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
India fastest growing market for HP Inc in Asia-Pacific
Gurugram, Feb 28 (IANS) For HP Inc, Asia-Pacific was the fastest growing market in its first quarter of fiscal 2020 and India saw much higher growth than any other country owing to its rising millennial and aspirational young population, a top company executive has stressed.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
Ahead of Christchurch Test, India add 'turbo touch' in training drill
Christchurch, Feb 28 (IANS) Following a crushing 10-wicket defeat in Wellington, the Indian team is trying everything possible to level the two-match series when they take on New Zealand in the second Test beginning Saturday at the Hagley Oval.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Akali MLAs protest outside Punjab Minister's house, detained
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) legislators, including Bikram Singh Majithia, were detained after they protested outside Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal's residence here on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
HK police arrest 3 pro-democracy figures over protest
Hong Kong, Feb 28 (IANS) Three pro-democracy figures, including a newspaper founder, were arrested and charged in Hong Kong on Friday over a banned protest held in August 2019 amid anti-government demonstrations that gripped the city.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Everest climbing season affected due to COVID-19
Kathmandu, Feb 28 (IANS) With the coronavirus outbreak showing no sign of abating, expedition operators in Nepal fear that the country was likely to suffer severe economic losses in the Everest climbing season that runs from March to May, it was reported.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Ian Watmore to succeed Colin Graves as next ECB chair
London, Feb 28 (IANS) Ian Watmore has been named as the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)'s next chairperson. He will succeed Colin Graves who will leave the post in November 2020.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
S.N. Srivastava is new Delhi Police Commissioner
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Centre on Friday appointed senior IPS officer S.N. Srivastava as the new Commissioner of Delhi Police.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Shah to chair Eastern Zonal Council meet in Odisha
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council will be held in Bhubaneswar in Odisha on Friday, which will be chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Low levels of COVID-19 found in HK patient's pet dog
Hong Kong, Feb 28 (IANS) Low levels of the cornavirus was detected in a Hong Kong patient's pet dog, authorities said on Friday, adding that further tests are needed to understand the situation.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Hong Kong,International
Restrictions eased in NE Delhi for 10 hours
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Prohibitory orders were relaxed for 10 hours view of improvements in the ground situation on Friday in the riot-hit northeast districts which claimed 38 lives and left over 200 injured.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sajith Premadasa to contest 2020 SL general elections
Colombo, Feb 28 (IANS) Sajith Premadasa, a former Sri Lankan presidential hopeful, has decided
2020-02-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
BGR India's data hacked, shared on hacking forum: Report
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Hackers have reportedly compromised tech company BGR's (Boy Genius Report) India website and dumped its data containing emails, hashed passwords and other information on the Dark Web.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Reebok and Victoria Beckham launch SS20 collection
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANSlife) Fitness and lifestyle brand Reebok and global fashion icon Victoria Beckham have launched their Summer/Spring 2020 collection called "Essential Purism".
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
CAC still doesn't have date for conducting India selector interview
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly had said at the start of February that the two new selectors of the national team would be appointed by the end of the month. But as of Friday morning, the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) had been given no brief on when the interview of the eligible candidates will be held at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India to take on Tajikistan in FIFA friendly on March 31
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Indian men's football team will be playing an away friendly match against Tajikistan in on March 31. The venue for the match will be confirmed at a later date.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Ex-BJP MLA & Fadnavis aide booked for rape in Thane
Thane (Maharashtra), Feb 28 (IANS) In a huge embarrassment to the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, it's former MLA from Mira Road Narendra Mehta was booked on charges of alleged rape levelled by a BJP woman municipal corporator, officials said here on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Xbox Series X will instantly resume games after reboot
San Francisco, Feb 28 (IANS) Larry Hryb, the head of Microsoft Xbox Live, has announced a new quick resume feature for the Xbox Series X, which would instantly resume multiple games after the console has rebooted, or even after switching titles.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Annual session on women's issues in Parliament sought
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) NGO People Against Rapes India has filed a Public petition on website Change.org calling for Parliament to organise a two-day annual session to discuss and deliberate on women's issues.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
COVID-19 outbreak at 'decisive point' as China toll now 2,788 (Ld)
Beijing/Geneva, Feb 28 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the coronavirus outbreak has reached a "decisive point" and has "pandemic potential" as the toll in China, the deadly disease's country of origin, increased to 2,788 on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: International, China,International
Barmer SP removed, SHO suspended after Dailt death in police custody
Jaipur, Feb 28 (IANS) Barmer SP Sharat Choudhary was removed from his post late last night after SHO Deep Singh was suspended over a Dalit youth's death in custody, police said on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Microsoft withdraws from GDC gaming conference over CoV
San Francisco, Feb 28 (IANS) After Facebook cancelled its prestigious F8 Developer Conference in San Jose in May, Microsoft has now announced it will skip the Game Developers' Conference (GDC) scheduled to be held here from March 16 to 20, owing to the coronavirus concerns.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,National
Coronavirus fear tanks Sensex over 1,100 points, Nifty 335
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) The Indian stocks market crashed early on Friday, with the Sensex falling 1,100 points as coronavirus fears deepened.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
US confirms 2.3% economic growth in 2019
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) The US government has confirmed that the national economy grew by 2.3 per cent in 2019, a modest rate that is far below of what President Donald Trump had promised and which was now in danger from the coronavirus outbreak that has already led to significant losses across the world stock markets.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
ALERT: Sensex crashes over 1,100 points, Nifty down 335
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2020-02-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,
WeWork's sudden fall inspires second series on Apple TV+
San Francisco, Feb 28 (IANS) The surprise fall of co-sharing workspace company WeWork has inspired filmmaker-producers Lee Eisenberg and Drew Crevello to develop a second TV series on Apple TV+.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tight security in UP ahead of Modi's visit
Prayagraj, Feb 28 (IANS) Tight security is in place in Prayagraj for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit on Saturday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Interfaith couple in UP seeks police help on social media
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 28 (IANS) In what seems to be a repeat of last year's intercaste love story involving BJP MLA's daughter and a Dalit man, an interfaith couple from Uttar Pradesh's Aonla town has now taken to the social media to seek police protection.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trouble in BHU as students seek VC's removal
Varanasi, Feb 28 (IANS) Trouble is brewing at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus once more, with students demanding action against Vice Chancellor Prof Rakesh Bhatnagar, accusing him of being anti-Hindi.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
21st century must be for women's equality: Guterres
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres denounced gender inequality as an "overwhelming injustice" across the globe and said that the 21st century "must be the century for womens equality".
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Fully committed to start Tokyo Games on July 24: IOC chief
Tokyo, Feb 28 (IANS) With doubts raising over the Tokyo Olympic Games amid coronavirus outbreak, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said the body is fully committed to make sure the tournament goes on as per schedule and turns out to be a successful event.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Japan,National
Iranian Vice President test positive for COVID-19
Tehran, Feb 28 (IANS) Masoumeh Ebtekar, Irans Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, has announced that she has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Turkey,International
Facebook sues data analytics firm for harvesting users' data
San Francisco, Feb 28 (IANS) Stung by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has filed a federal lawsuit in California court against New Jersey-based data analytics firm OneAudience for secretly harvesting its users' data.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Muslim man prints wedding card with Hindu Gods
Meerut, Feb 28 (IANS) An invitation card to a Muslim wedding in Meerut has become the talk of the town as it features a photograph of Lord Ganesh and Radha-Krishna and also says 'Chand Mubarak alongside.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Kim Clijsters receives BNP Paribas Open wildcard
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Former world No.1 and four-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters has been awarded a wildcard for the upcoming BNP Paribas Open.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Olympic javelin thrower dies in motorcycle crash
Buenos Aires, Feb 28 (IANS) A 26-year-old Argentinian javelin thrower Braian Toledo has died after being involved in a motorcycle accident, just five months before he was due to compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports
USA Cricket announce franchise-based T20 competition
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) USA Cricket, along with American Cricket Enterprises (ACE), have announced the official launch of the Minor League T20 franchise tournament.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Gujarat public debt to touch whopping Rs 4 lakh cr by 2023
Gandhinagar, Feb 28 (IANS) According to Gujarat government's own projections, the state public debt will touch Rs. 3.72 lakh crores by the year 2022-23.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pray for peace on Friday, UP Muslim leader tells Imams
Bareilly, Feb 28 (IANS) All mosques in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district will offer special prayers on Friday for peace in the country, especially in northeast Delhi that was ravaged by violence leading to many deaths.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Prohibitory notices issued to 4,000 people in Aligarh
Aligarh, Feb 28 (IANS) The police in Aligarh has issued prohibitory notices to 4,000 people, restricting their movement and warning them of action if there was any trouble in the Uttar Pradesh town on Friday.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
3-year-old girl raped during marriage function
Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 28 (IANS) A three-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by an unidentified youth in the bathroom of a marriage hall in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri district.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nripendra Mishra to visit Ayodhya on Saturday
Ayodhya, Feb 28 (IANS) Nripendra Mishra, the Chairman of the Ram Temple Construction Committee, will visit Ayodhya on Saturday to initiate the process for preparing a blueprint for construction of a Ram temple.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Modi, Shah afraid of impartial probe in Delhi violence: Cong
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Congress has once again attacked the Centre on the issue of transfer of the Delhi High Court Judge, Justice S. Muralidhar, who was hearing the hate-speeches case against some BJP leaders.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19 cases in S.Korea reach 2,022, 13 deaths
Seoul, Feb 28 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases in South Korea increased to 2,022 on Friday, with a total of 13 fatalities as the nation aggressively counters the fast-spreading virus with massive testing, particularly for 210,000 followers of a religious sect at the centre of the epidemic.
2020-02-28
Category: International, South Korea,International
Bloomberg downplays significance of South Carolina primary
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) The presidential campaign of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has downplayed the significance of the upcoming Democratic primary in South Carolina and said it was considering naming a potential running mate during the primary process.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Richa, Ali Fazal apply for marriage registration
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Star couple Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal will most probably tie the knot in the last week of April.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US invited to invest in CPEC: Pak official
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) A top Pakistani official has said that the US has been invited to invest in projects of the multi billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as Washington expressed keen interest in increasing trade relations with Islamabad.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
When India, Pakistan were at peace, a hairdresser who rose to dizzy heights, savouring the flavours of Kerala (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Strange as it may seem to today's generation, India and Pakistan were at peace in the first five years after the partition of the sub-continent in 1947 in spite of the horrendous killings that had taken place after the separation. A refreshing new book details these years and the subsequent downward spiral.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
LHC seeks police response on petition against Aurat March
Lahore, Feb 28 (IANS) The Lahore High Court has sought replies from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and police on a petition against the holding of the Aurat March 2020, which is scheduled to take place on the occasion of International Women's Day on March 8.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
IMF, Pak govt agree on steps for $450mn release
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that it had reached a staff-level agreement with the Pakistan government "on policies and reforms needed to complete the second review" of the $6 billion Extended Fund Facility (EFF).
2020-02-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Vistara enters new phase of global growth with Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Seattle, Feb 28 (IANS) Vistara, India's only full-service carrier after Air India on Friday took delivery of its first wide-body aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, marking a significant milestone for India's only five-star airline.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Coronavirus toll hits 2,788 in China
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) The death toll due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in China has increased to 2,788, health authorities said on Friday, while the number of confirmed cases has risen to 78,824.
2020-02-28
Category: International, China,National
Putin, Erdogan not to meet on Syria on March 5: Kremlin
Moscow, Feb 28 (IANS) The Kremlin has denied that Russian President Vladimir Putin would meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on March 5 to discuss the Syrian situation.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Salman Khan hitches onto the 'brandwagon' with newfound swag
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) At 54, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan suddenly seems to be finding newfound swag in the arena of brand endorsement. He is fronting ads of a smartphone brand, a popular cola and more. The actor who has always enjoyed a massive appeal and "resonates with the word 'swag' in a way no one else can", would always seem like a top pick among Bollywood stars for endorsements, but he preferred staying away from the brands game so far.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Coronavirus toll rises to 17 in Italy, 650 affected
Rome, Feb 28 (IANS) Italy has confirmed 122 more coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 650, authorities said.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Italy,National
Shweta Tiwari, kids live it up at her brother's wedding
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Shweta Tiwari was recently seen having a good time at her brother Nidhaans wedding, which she attended with her daughter Palak and son Reyansh.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Justin Bieber surprises his superfan
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) Pop star Justin Bieber surprised a superfan, Lynsey Mickolas, 10 years after serenading her with the song "One less lonely girl" on stage.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US stocks fall, Dow loses nearly 1,200 points
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) US stocks closed sharply lower as investors fled the stock markets and flocked into safe-haven assets.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Kylie shares cute pic of 'love of her life'
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) Reality TV star Kylie Jenner recently posted an adorable picture of her daughter Stormi on Instagram.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iraq reports rise in coronavirus cases
Baghdad, Feb 28 (IANS) Iraq has announced a new case of novel coronavirus disease in the country's northern province of Kirkuk, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Middle Eastern country to seven.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Iraq,National
'The Invisible Man': Astutely reinvented and relevant (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "The Invisible Man"; Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen; Direction: Leigh Whannell; Rating: *** (3 stars)
2020-02-28
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UK may plan for 'orderly exit' from EU in June
London, Feb 28 (IANS) Britain will plan for an "orderly exit" from the European Union (EU) if no trade deal is agreed by June, a UK government report has said.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
COVID-19 at decisive point: WHO chief
Geneva, Feb 28 (IANS) WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the world is at a "decisive point" to tackle the coronavirus outbreak as new cases outside China have outnumbered the new cases reported in the Asian country.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National
AAP suspends councillor Tahir Hussain till probe is done
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP on Thursday announced it had suspended its Municipal Councillor Tahir Hussain, who has been accused of involvement in the northeast Delhi violence and also been booked in the murder case of an Intelligence Bureau staffer.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Guterres invokes 'spirit of Gandhi' to ask for community reconciliation
United Nations, Feb 28 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday invoked the "spirit of Gandhi" to ask for community reconciliation in Delhi that has been wracked by communal violence, according to his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.
2020-02-28
Category: International, United States,National
Facebook cancels F8 developer conference due to coronavirus fears
San Francisco, Feb 28 (IANS) Amid the growing fear of coronavirus outbreak in the US, Facebook on Thursday announced cancellation of its prestigious F8 developer conference.
2020-02-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
J&K govt to estimate interest liabilities of industries
Jammu, Feb 28 (IANS) The J&K government is set to prepare an estimate of interest liabilities of industries operating in J&K owing to the situational difficulties being faced by these industries.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Pradhan, Odisha CM discuss Japanese investment in steel sector
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday discussed prospects of Japanese investment in the steel sector and downstream development in the state with Japanese Ambassador Satoshi Suzuki.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Jhingan, Jeje back in India setup
Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 (IANS) Centre back Sandesh Jhingan and striker Jeje Lalpekhlua are back in the national setup as they have been called up for an 18-day national camp ahead of India's 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Qatar in Bhubaneswar on March 26.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
J&K announces amnesty scheme for power bill defaulters
Jammu, Feb 27 (IANS) The J&K Government on Thursday announced amnesty scheme for power consumers across the Union Territory.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Civil aviation projects of Vibrant Gujarat summits dropped
Gandhinagar, Feb 27 (IANS) The Gujarat government has admitted that all the civil aviation projects proposed in the Vibrant Global Gujarat Investment Summits (VGGIS) of 2015 and 2017 have been dropped. The opposition Congress alleged that these summits were just a hoax and no real investments have happened in the state.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Appointment of 250 POs, 1,200 associates of J&K Bank scrapped
Jammu, Feb 27 (IANS) The J&K government has directed the finance department to advise J&K Bank to initiate fresh, fair, norm based and transparent recruitment for 250 probationary officers (POs) and 1,200 banking associates through the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).
2020-02-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Warmer than usual summer likely this year: IMD
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) After a cold winter, 2020 may surprise one with warmer than normal summer.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
CRPF troopers donate blood for riot-hit at GTB Hospital
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Around three dozen Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel donated blood at the GTB Hospital, here on Tuesday, to help aid the hospital in meeting the demand arising from the rush of those hurt in violence, officials said.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
RBI approves Kathpalia's appointment as IndusInd Bank MD & CEO
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Private lender IndusInd Bank on Thursday said that it has received RBI's approval for the appointment of Sumant Kathpalia as the bank's MD and CEO for three years post the retirement of the incumbent Romesh Sobti.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IndiGo, HDFC Bank launches travel credit card
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Passenger carrier IndiGo in partnership with private lender HDFC Bank has launched a travel credit card named 'Ka-ching' powered by Mastercard.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Man City help solve water woes in 2 B'luru govt schools
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) Ace English Premier League Club Manchester City FC has engaged fans and teamed up with Xylem to build sustainable clean water towers in two government schools in the city, the English football team said on Thursday.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
No impact of Delhi violence on investor confidence: Sitharaman
Guwahati, Feb 27 (IANS) Claiming green shoots were visible in the Indian economy, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday denied any adverse impact on investor sentiments due to the Delhi violence and the ongoing anti-CAA protests in various parts of the country.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy,Politics
Gujarat Cong alleges Rs 150 cr e-tab scam, govt denies
Gandhinagar, Feb 27 (IANS) The Congress here on Wednesday alleged a Rs 150 crore e-tablet procurement scam by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Gujarat. The government paid Rs 5,000 extra over the market price of these tablets, the opposition alleged.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Truck horn blaring 'Yamla Pagla Deewana' wins Twitter
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A viral video is doing the rounds on social media which shows a crowd in Bhopal asking one truck driver to blow the horn multiple times. A Twitter user shared the video with the caption, "Crazy people stopped this truck just to listen to the horn."
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi Police didn't act on my request for action: Akali MP
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Akali Dal MP Naresh Gujral on Thursday complained to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik against his force's "inaction" on his complaint about threat to the lives of a group of 16 people trapped inside a house during the recent violence.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Beijing jittery as new COVID-19 cases rise suddenly in city
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) Even as Wuhan is trying to come to grips with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Beijing is staring at a potential threat from the scourge that has the world on tenterhooks.
2020-02-27
Category: International, China,National
IndiGo halves Kamra's flight suspension period
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Passenger carrier IndiGo has halved the six-month flying ban on stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra for his "unacceptable behaviour" onboard one of its flights in January this year.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IB staffer's death: Murder case filed against AAP councillor
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi Police has registered a murder case against AAP Counciller Tahir Hussain in the killing of IB staffer Ankit Sharma, sources said on Thursday.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
redBus forays into car, bike pooling services
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Online bus ticketing platform redBus on Thursday entered into the car and bike pooling space with the launch of 'rPool' to provide intra-city mobility service in the national capital.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Scores being treated at Al Hind hospital, most have bullet wounds
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) After violent clashes between pro and anti-CAA protesters claimed 37 lives in North-East Delhi in the past three days, around 400 to 600 people, mostly with bullet injuries, have been shifted to a private hospital which is treating them free of cost.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Coronavirus: India cancels all flight services to Iran
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) India's civil aviation regulator has cancelled all flight operations to and from Iran due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shah appeals to shun rumours, restrictions to be relaxed
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Amid ongoing tension in Delhi following violence, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday appealed to the capital's residents not to believe in rumours and fall prey to evil designs of miscreants and groups interested in precipitating communal tension.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
37 dead, over 200 injured in Delhi violence: Hospital data
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) At least 37 people lost their lives in the worst mayhem that the capital witnessed in decades after a clash between CAA opponents and supporters turned violent on Sunday.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Telangana CM comes to the help of old, disabled man
Hyderabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao stopped his convoy as he came to the rescue of an old man with disability and directed officials to sanction him pension and a two-bedroom house.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
RITES's stake sale for retail investors oversubscribed
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Offer for Sale (OFS) of railway engineering consultancy firm RITES has been over-subscribed at 132 per cent on Thursday for the non-retail quota opened for subscription in which the government hopes to get around Rs 745 crore.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
J&K ready to deal with possible coronavirus cases
Jammu, Feb 27 (IANS) Isolation wards, ventilators and ICUs have been established in medical colleges and associated hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir to deal with possible coronavirus cases. As many as 20 samples have been collected and sent for analysis to AIIMS/NCDC, results of all of which have come negative.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Delhi limping back to normalcy, scars may take time to heal
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) As Delhi limps back to normalcy after the three days of violence and arson in several parts of the city's northeast that claimed over 38 lives and left more than 200 injured, including policemen, the sense of fear persisted in residents' minds.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cong sees a design in bail to Pulwama accused
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Taking on the Narendra Modi government over bail to the Pulwama attack conspiracy accused as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) failed to file charge-sheet within the stipulated time, the Congress, here on Thursday, expressed dismay at the working of intelligence agencies.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sealing panel directs action on roadside stalls near Metro stations
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Taking serious note of the unauthorised stalls on roads near Metro stations, the Supreme Court monitoring committee on sealing action and retrieval of government land has asked Delhi's PWD Secretary to ensure removal of these encroachments and submit an ATR.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump echoes Modi, Democrats amplify Indian opposition over Delhi riots
New Delhi/Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) While the Donald Trump administration echoed Indian government's call for calm, the US Democrats amplified India's opposition over the Delhi communal violence.
2020-02-27
Category: International, India,Politics
KIUG: Pune University consolidate with 3 more golds
Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 (IANS) Savitribai Phule Pune University tightened their grip on the top place in the medals tally at the inaugural Khelo India University Games 2020 by claiming a clutch of gold medals in weightlifting through Mahesh Datta Asawale and Prajkta Ravindra Khalkar and in wrestling through Jyotiba Bajrang Atkale on Thursday.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports
Police file criminal cases against WhatsApp, Twitter, TikTok in India
Hyderabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Hyderabad police have registered a criminal case against micro-blogging platform Twitter, Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Chinese short-video making app TikTok on charges of facilitating the spread of hatred and anti-national content on their platforms in the country.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MP government, Tatas sign MoU for healthcare
Bhopal, Feb 27 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday signed an MoU with Dorabji Tata Trust to provide better healthcare services in the state.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IB operative brutally stabbed to death: Post mortem report
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Intelligence Bureau operative Ankit Sharma was brutally stabbed to death during the violence in northeast Delhi, the post mortem examination has revealed.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Champions like Kohli, Bumrah bounce back faster: Kapil
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Former India captain Kapil Dev said that he is not worried about the lean patch that fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and Indian captain Virat Kohli are currently going through. Bumrah recently went wicketless in India's ODI series against New Zealand and in the subsequent first Test, he took one wicket and conceded 88 runs.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
I am not the attacker: AAP councillor Tahir Hussain
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) After coming under scanner of the Delhi Police for his alleged role in the arson in North-East Delhi which has claimed 38 lives so far besides injuring 200 others, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain claimed on Thursday that he was the "target", and "not the attacker".
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Man arrested in Rajasthan for molesting German tourist
Jaipur, Feb 27 (IANS) A man was arrested in Rajasthan's Bharatpur for allegedly molesting a female German tourist at a hotel, police said.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bikers snatch R'sthan BJP MLA's mobile, issue raised in House
Jaipur, Feb 27 (IANS) Two bike-borne miscreants snatched BJP MLA Balveer Luthra's smartphone in a posh location in the Civil Lines area here on Wednesday. The MLA raised the issue in the Assembly during zero hour on Thursday, highlighting the growing contempt for the law of criminals.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
CAIT seeks compensation for violence-hit Delhi traders
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) In wake of violence that swept across northeast Delhi in the past few days claiming several lives, and also causing loss of property, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Thursday requested Home Minister Amit Shah to provide compensation to traders whose shops and businesses have been damaged.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Now, coronavirus impacts demand for Corona Beer
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Apart from economically impacting trade, tourism and aviation amongst other global sectors, novel coronavirus has an unlikely victim - a popular global beer brand.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Vodafone Idea seeks Rs 35 per GB as minimum floor price
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Vodafone Idea has sought fixing minimum tariffs for mobile data at Rs 35 per GB, which is about 7 time the current rate, and for calls at 6 paise per minute along with monthly charges from April 1, to help it pay statutory dues.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
MP, Odisha top performers in digitising land records: NCAER
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh, is the best performing state in in terms of digitising land records, followed by Odisha, according to the NCAER Land Records and Services Index.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bangladeshi student at Visva-Bharati asked to leave India
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) A Bangladeshi undergraduate student of Visva-Bharati University has been ordered by the Union Home Ministry to leave India for 'anti-government activities' and visa violation after she allegedly shared some social media posts regarding protests against the Citizenship (Amdendment) Act in the campus last December.
2020-02-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Railways to run more trains from Bengaluru: Minister
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) With the opening of the third railway terminal here soon, more long-distance passenger trains would be introduced from Bengaluru, Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi said on Thursday.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Politics
Stage set for 'untouchable' Amulya Patnaik's grand farewell
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The stage has been set for an honourable exit for Delhi Police chief Amulya Patnaik, who came under fire for the police incompetence in handling a spate of violent clashes over the last few months.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Marathi learning made compulsory in all Maharashtra schools
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) The Maharashtra legislature has unanimously passed a bill making teaching and learning of Marathi compulsory in all schools across the state with the Assembly clearing the law on Thursday.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Politics
SC upholds compulsory retirement of judicial officer for making sexist remarks
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Jharkhand High Court's order to send one judicial member to compulsory retirement after at least 10 women complained that he made "highly sexist" remarks during his lectures to civil service probationers.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jharkhand: Destitute Munia, Basi and Neelmuni finally get shelter
Ranchi, Feb 27 (IANS) Elderly destitutes Muniya, Basi and Neelmuni were surviving by begging and wandering on the streets of Ranchi till a few days ago. They neither had a shelter to live in, nor food to eat.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
Abdullah Azam's seat in UP Assembly declared vacant
Lucknow, Feb 27 (IANS) Abdullah Azam, son of SP MP Mohd Azam Khan, has been declared disqualified by the UP Assembly.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Police cases against 3 social media platforms in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Hyderabad police have registered a criminal case against social media platforms Twitter, WhatsApp and TikTok on charges of facilitating the spread of hatred and anti-national content.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Quality research helps India to be self-sufficient in food production'
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Thursday that the quality of research being carried out by the scientists of Indian Council of Agricultural Research have helped the country to be self-sufficient in food crop production.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's Q3 GDP expected to inch-up above 4.5% (IANS Poll)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) India's third quarter 2019-20 GDP growth rate is expected to inch up on the back of rising inflation, along with a modest uptick in the momentum of services and industry.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Skip IPL if you feel burned out: Kapil Dev
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Former India captain Kapil Dev said that players who are regulars for the Indian team can give the Indian Premier League (IPL) a miss if they think that the international calendar is too cramped. Indian captain Virat Kohli had mentioned at the start of India's ongoing tour of New Zealand that they are getting closer to landing at the stadium and playing straight.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Make all Assam tea garden workers' accounts DBT compatible: FM
Guwahati, Feb 27 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday asked public sector banks to make accounts of all tea garden workers in Assam direct benefit transfer (DBT) compatible by March 15.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy,Politics
Shooting for 'Doordarshan' the film was 'a nice ride of nostalgia'
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Manu Rishi Chaddha and Mahie Gill, the lead actors of the upcoming comedy film "Doordarshan", say the film shows how the fastpaced lifestyle of the modern era has snatched away the simple joys of life that used to exist in the nineties, when the national television network Doordarshan used to be a prime source of entertainment.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
HPCL acquires 17.28% stake in Petronet MHB
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) on Thursday said it has increased its stake in Petronet MHB with the acquisition of 17.28 per cent stake in the company for Rs 185.38 crore.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
RJio 4G, 5G networks have no Chinese parts: Ambani to Trump
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Reliance Jio would not have a single Chinese network part in its upcoming 5G network, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani told US President Donald Trump during his maiden trip to India, recently.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
37,500 Indians received UK student visa in 2019
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Since 2016, the UK is steadily growing in popularity as a destination for Indian students and professionals alike, the latest immigration data from that country indicate.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Education
Italian Minister downplays country's coronavirus outbreak
Rome, Feb 27 (IANS/AKI) Less than 0.1 percent of Italian municipalities have been hit by the coronavirus, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Wednesday, launching a fresh attack on "inaccurate" and "deeply" damaging new reports on Italy's outbreak.
2020-02-27
Category: International, Italy,National
Yousuf Chopan was not accused in Pulwama attack case: NIA
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) In wake of reports that Pulwama attack accused Yousuf Chopan was granted bail as the NIA failed to file a charge sheet within the prescribed period, the anti-terror agency on Thursday clarified that he was not arrested in that case.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
MI junior cricket meet: Asif ton sets up win for Al-Barkat
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Asif Khan's phenomenal hundred helped the Al-Barkat Malik English School thrash Vibgyor High School, Malad East in the Mumbai Leg of Boys U-14 Mumbai Indians Junior Cricket Tournament on Thursday.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket