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  • newNCP candidate killed in blast in Meghalaya
    ​​Jonathone N Sangma, who was contesting from Williamnagar assembly seat, was killed at Samanda around 7.50pm when he was returning from an election meeting, according to reports. Meghalaya goes to the polls on February 27 along with Nagaland.
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 2:21am -
  • new79% vote & counting in Tripura assembly polls

    79% vote & counting in Tripura assembly polls

    ​​"Polling was largely peaceful and the poll percentage may go up significantly," said state electoral officer Sriram Taranikanta, while referring to long queues outside polling booths till late in the night.
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 2:15am -
  • newOfficials of SBI, UCO, Axis banks too under scanner

    Officials of SBI, UCO, Axis banks too under scanner

    ​​Officials of Hong Kong branches of Indian lenders including Allahabad Bank, State Bank of India (SBI), Union Bank, UCO Bank and Axis Bank are part of the entire fraud which continued for 7 years.
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 2:02am -
  • new7 BTech graduates had dragged Mehul Choksi to court for fraud in 2017

    7 BTech graduates had dragged Mehul Choksi to court for fraud in 2017

    ​​These BTech graduates had collected Rs 3 crore through crowdfunding, mortgage and aid from their parents to open Gitanjali Jewelery Retail's franchise in Delhi's Rajouri Garden in October 2013.
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 1:58am -
  • newSpeak up, don't behave as if you're guilty: Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi

    Speak up, don't behave as if you're guilty: Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi

    Congress also asked the government to bring out a white paper on the banking system which it claimed had witnessed scams involving over Rs 61,000 crore in the last five years.
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 1:47am -
  • newPNB scam: ED raids in 15 cities; lens on 200 shell cos

    PNB scam: ED raids in 15 cities; lens on 200 shell cos

    ​​PNB scam: The CBI is independently scrutinising assets and investments of PNB officials, including Gokul Nath Shetty and Manoj Kharat to find out the "quid pro quo" in issuing Letters of Undertaking favouring payments to Nirav's companies.
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 1:38am -
  • newRotomac owner next? 'Defaulted repayment of over Rs 800 crore'

    Rotomac owner next? 'Defaulted repayment of over Rs 800 crore'

    ​​Vikram Kothari, who is the chairman & MD at Rotomac Global Private Limited, had taken loans of Rs 800 crore from Allahabad Bank, Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Indian Overseas Bank and Union Bank of India.
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 1:12am -
  • newFortis, Religare face serious fraud probe; Sebi orders inquiry

    Fortis, Religare face serious fraud probe; Sebi orders inquiry

    ​​Separately, Fortis on Saturday said the Securities and Exchange Board of India had ordered an inquiry against it and had asked it to furnish information and documents.
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 12:52am -
  • newCentre has pumped Rs 2.6 lakh crore into govt-run banks over 11 years

    Centre has pumped Rs 2.6 lakh crore into govt-run banks over 11 years

    ​​Over 11 years, three finance ministers - Pranab Mukhjeree, P Chidambaram and Arun Jaitley - pumped close to Rs 2.6 lakh crore into government-run entities with their requirement for funds rising steadily as more skeletons keep tumbling out.
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 12:28am -
  • newHaasan meets Karuna, Rajini ahead of party launch

    Haasan meets Karuna, Rajini ahead of party launch

    Emerging from the brief meeting with Karunanidhi, Haasan said he called on the former CM to get his blessings and inform him about his political journey.
    - 11 hours ago, 18 Feb 18, 11:56pm -

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  • newReliance Jio offers Rs 2,200 cashback on purchase of smartphones: Here's the full list

    Reliance Jio offers Rs 2,200 cashback on purchase of smartphones: Here's the full list

    Both existing and new customers of Jio can avail a cashback of up to Rs 2,200 on buying smartphones of 22 companies, including Samsung, Xiaomi, Nokia, Intex, Huawei and Blackberry. "JioFootball Offer brings Rs 2,200 instant cashback for new smartphones coming on Jio network," company sources said.This offer from Jio counters existing cashback offers of its competitors in the range of Rs 1,500-2,000 on purchase of mobiles from select companies. The Jio offer is valid on first recharge done bet…
    - 36 mins ago, 19 Feb 18, 10:41am -
  • newGoing back to Bangla roots? Trinamool may nominate Jaya Bachchan to Rajya Sabha from West Bengal

    Going back to Bangla roots? Trinamool may nominate Jaya Bachchan to Rajya Sabha from West Bengal

    It seems Bollywood legend and senior Samajwadi Party leader Jaya Bachchan is going back to her Bangla roots, politically. According to a latest report by the Indian Express, Trinamool Congress is likely to nominate the celebrated actor from West Bengal for her fourth term in the Rajya Sabha. Jaya Bachchan’s third term is ending on April 3. Around 60 MPs will retire from the Upper House in April. With the BJP in brute majority in Uttar Pradesh, the party is likely to make major gains in the…
    - 59 mins ago, 19 Feb 18, 10:18am -
  • new'Rock stripes' on Mars may point to presence of water

    'Rock stripes' on Mars may point to presence of water

    NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity - which completed 5,000 Martian days - has spotted "rock stripes" on the red planet similar to those seen on some mountain slopes on Earth that result from repeated cycles of freezing and thawing of wet soil. However, the stripes might also be due to wind, downhill transport, other processes or a combination, researchers said. Opportunity landed on Mars in January 2004. As it reaches the 5,000th Martian day, or sol, of what was planned as a 90-sol mis…
    - 59 mins ago, 19 Feb 18, 10:18am -
  • newHumans will actually react pretty well to news of alien life, reveals new study

    Humans will actually react pretty well to news of alien life, reveals new study

    Humans are likely to be "pretty upbeat" about facing alien life, say scientists who analysed how Earth dwellers react to the news of finding ther life forms in the universe. "So far, there's been a lot of speculation about how we might respond to this kind of news, but until now, almost no systematic empirical research," said Michael Varnum Assistant Professor at Arizona State University in the US.In a pilot study, researchers analysed language in newspaper articles about past potential extrat…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Feb 18, 10:03am -
  • newAI applications are transforming lives for the millennials

    AI applications are transforming lives for the millennials

    Machines these days are making us the king of our lives. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), where machines can think and work like humans, lives are being transformed.Whether you are looking for a house or you want to connect with the right people for your career. AI is everywhere. Here are five apps which are giving millennials a better life:1. 10times - 10times is the world's largest event discovery platform covering business events, trade shows, conferences, workshops, exhibitions, and se…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Feb 18, 9:56am -
  • newEyes wide shut | How the $1.8-billion PNB fraud went unnoticed

    Eyes wide shut | How the $1.8-billion PNB fraud went unnoticed

    The Punjab National Bank branch in south Mumbai sits just down the road from both the Bombay Stock Exchange and the Reserve Bank of India, at a physical centre of one of the world's fastest growing major economies.The branch, clad in a stately colonial edifice, is now also at the heart of a fraud case linked to billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi that has shaken confidence in a state banking sector that accounts for some 70 per cent of India's banking assets.It was here, according to accounts from…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 9:13am -
  • newJammu and Kashmir | Man killed after he tried to barge into Budgam Air Force station

    Jammu and Kashmir | Man killed after he tried to barge into Budgam Air Force station

    A 55-year-old unidentified man was shot dead when he tried to enter into the high security Indian Air Force station in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday night. Police said the incident occurred at midnight when an elderly man entered the security zone area, crossed the security fence and came close to the Air force station perimeter wall. "Despite repeated warning from the sentry the individual did not stop. The sentry fired some warning shots in air but the individual did not st…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 8:58am -
  • newShivaji Jayanti 2018: 5 facts that you must know about Chhatrapati on his birth anniversary

    Shivaji Jayanti 2018: 5 facts that you must know about Chhatrapati on his birth anniversary

    Today is the birth anniversary of the greatest Maratha ruler ever-known — Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.As the nation celebrates Shivaji Jayanti and remembers the key figures of Indian history, here are 5 facts that you must know about the Chhatrapati:1: Shivaji Maharaj was born on February 19, 1630, in Shivneri Fort. Shivaji Jayanti is celebrated on a grand scale in the state of Maharashtra. Shivaji Maharaj is considered as the greatest Maratha ruler who carved an enclave from the declining A…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 8:32am -
  • newHefty fine in the offing for wrong parking at airport

    Hefty fine in the offing for wrong parking at airport

    In an attempt to curb the menace of cars parked in a no-parking areas at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (SVPI), the airport officials are likely to slap a hefty fine on the offender. The airport authorities have also joined hands with DG Resettlement, which functions directly under the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (Ministry of Defense), to help deal with parking offenders.Confirming the same, Manoj Gangal, Airport Director, said, “Since the runway recarpeting work has b…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 4:46am -
  • newWinged menace: Despite the cold, 478 dengue cases surface; officials baffled

    Winged menace: Despite the cold, 478  dengue cases surface; officials baffled

    At a time when burgeoning cases of swine flu and deaths are presenting a challenge to the state health department,a sudden spurt in the cases of dengue has put the state health officials on their toes.  In January this year, a total of 478 cases of dengue has been reported across the state.  This figure is a matter of concern because last year (2017),only 56 cases were reported in the month of January. Data from the health department shows that more than 50% of the total dengue positive in the…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 4:43am -
  • newAMC spent Rs 435 cr on water in eight years

    AMC spent Rs 435 cr on water in eight years

    Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has purchased Rs 435 crore worth water to cater to the water needs of citizens in last eight years, according to the information provided by leader of opposition Dinesh Sharma.Sharma on Saturday said how the civic body’s claim of providing water 24/7 is false and they have to purchase water from the state government. “From five different sources the civic body is managing to get water. And for all the five sources, the state government is charging money…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 4:40am -
  • newRajasthani takes digital path for resurgence

    Rajasthani takes digital path for resurgence

    They are witty innovative and compel you to take a second look. The memes and jokes that have been flooding your mobile are in various dialects of Rajasthani. The clips range between 15 to 50 seconds and are mostly in dialects from Alwar, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Jaipur. The razor sharp humour of the clips can put the Haryanvi Tau to shame. It’s a digital resurgence for the Rajasthani language as the memes created through mobile apps are tickling the funny bone of the Rajasthanis.  The memes in…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 4:35am -
  • newVankar kin’s say awaiting Jignesh Mevani’s nod

    Vankar kin’s say awaiting Jignesh Mevani’s nod

    Since Friday, family members of Bhanubhai Vankar had been sitting in front of the post-mortem room of Gandhinagar Civil Hospital. They had repeatedly said that they would not be accepting the mortal remains of the Dalit activist it the government did not assure them in writing that their demands would be fulfilled.On Saturday, there was a press conference by Deputy CM Nitin Patel where he assured compensation for the family. A draft of all the demands met by the government was sent to the famil…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 4:34am -
  • newNitin Gadkari making efforts to bring Yamuna water: Arjun Ram Meghwal

    Nitin Gadkari making efforts to bring Yamuna water: Arjun Ram Meghwal

    Union Minister of State for Water Resources Arjun Ram Meghwal visited Jhunjhunu on Sunday. He laid the foundation stone of the pond that is being constructed by the migrant Chaudhary family to collect rainwater in Mandasi village of Jhunjhunu. Along with it, Meghwal inaugurated the renovation work of Damar road, Gaurav Path and Animal Hospital. The programme witnessed the presence of MP Santosh Ahlawat, BJP District President Rajiv Singh Shekhawat, Chairman Sudesh Ahlawat, Nawalgarh Pradhan Gaja…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 4:31am -
  • newLatest devices have brought down infiltration: BSF chief

    Latest devices have brought down infiltration: BSF chief

    Director General of Border Security Force KK Sharma has said that terrorists are operating the training centre and launching pad across the Jammu-Kashmir border adjacent to Pakistan. Hundreds of terrorists are now trying to infiltrate into India but they will not be successful as BSF and all agencies are fully alert.Apart from monitoring with the state-of-the-art equipment, the pilot project has been started to seal the border. On the question of terrorist attacks on Army camps, he said that th…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 4:27am -
  • newGujarat police, Jignesh Mevani hit out at each other

    Gujarat police, Jignesh Mevani hit out at each other

    Heated exchanges took place between independent MLA Jignesh Mevani and cops who detained him while he was on his way to protest at the Ambedkar Statue in Sarangpur on Sunday morning.In a video shot just before his detention, the Vadgam (SC) MLA is heard shouting at cops after his car keys were damaged in the scuffle.“Gujarat police is resorting to dadagiri. The police forcibly and illegally entered the car of an elected representative, and damaged the key. The policeman responsible for this…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 4:27am -
  • newProtesters block roads, hold rallies in Gujarat

    Protesters block roads, hold rallies in Gujarat

    Tension prevailed in several parts of the state on Sunday, as protesters blocked roads and took out rallies in protest of the government’s failure to prevent Dalit activist Bhanu Vankar’s self-immolation.Other than in Ahmedabad, protests were witnessed in Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Patan and Mehsana.A large number of Dalits took out a rally in Unjha town of Mehsana and chanted slogans criticising the state government. The Unjha ST bus depot was shut as all buses were cancelled anticipating tro…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 4:23am -
  • newNo light at the end of proposed Ramniwas Bagh tunnel project

    No light at the end of proposed Ramniwas Bagh tunnel project

    The proposed tunnel connecting Ramniwas Bagh to Jorawar Singh Gate has hit the rock in the conceptual stage. The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) which was handed over the task by Rajasthan Urban Development Department is facing difficulty in finding a consultant firm to draft a  detailed project report of the tunnel.The highway authority intends to hold the feasibility study of the project along with a Good For Construction (GFC) design. The interested firm if thus find the projec…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 4:22am -
  • newGujarat govt says will meet Vankar kin’s demands

    Gujarat govt says will meet Vankar kin’s demands

    The family members of Dalit activist Bhanuprasad Vankar, who immolated himself, have agreed to take his body for last rites after the Gujarat government assured them of compensation and said it would meet their demands, the state authorities have said.The family has been assured that all the benifits would reach them on Monday. The state government has decided to give Rs 4 lakh out of a total of Rs 8 lakh to dependents of Vankar as compensation under the anti-atrocities Act and to initiate a pr…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 4:18am -
  • newA step forward: Jaipur Foot US holds camp in Nakoda

    A step forward: Jaipur Foot US holds camp in Nakoda

    A camp for differently abled people was organised by the US chapter Jaipur Foot of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti in Nakoda. On this occasion, Director General of Border Security Force, KK Sharma as the Chief Guest, said that an appreciable initiative has been taken to bring these people into the mainstream. Like the Jaipur Foot US, the Border Security Force have the differently abled people and they have fared well in different fields.Meanwhile, Sharma said that Border Security Force…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 4:18am -

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    - 15 mins ago, 19 Feb 18, 11:02am -
  • newNCP candidate killed in militant attack in Meghalaya - India Today

    NCP candidate killed in militant attack in Meghalaya - India Today

    FirstpostNCP candidate killed in militant attack in MeghalayaIndia Today(Eds: Recasting overnight story) Shillong, Feb 19 (PTI) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)candidate Jonathone N Sangma was killed after militants attacked his convoy in Meghalayas East Garo Hills district, officials said. Two others accompanying the NCP leader also died in the IED attack which took place at around 8 ...NCP Candidate In Meghalaya Jonathone Sangma, 3 Others KillledNDTVNCP Candidate Jonathone Sangma Shot Dead in…
    - 36 mins ago, 19 Feb 18, 10:41am -
  • newGoing back to Bangla roots? Trinamool may nominate Jaya Bachchan to Rajya Sabha from West Bengal - Daily News & Analysis

    Going back to Bangla roots? Trinamool may nominate Jaya Bachchan to Rajya Sabha from West Bengal - Daily News & Analysis

    Daily News & AnalysisGoing back to Bangla roots? Trinamool may nominate Jaya Bachchan to Rajya Sabha from West BengalDaily News & AnalysisIt seems Bollywood legend and senior Samajwadi Party leader Jaya Bachchan is going back to her Bangla roots, politically. According to a latest report by the Indian Express, Trinamool Congress is likely to nominate the celebrated actor from West Bengal ...Jaya Bachchan could be Mamata Banerjee's pick as Trinamool's Rajya Sabha candidate from West BengalFinanci…
    - 41 mins ago, 19 Feb 18, 10:36am -
  • newGujarat civic poll results live: BJP surges ahead, Congress close second - Zee News

    Gujarat civic poll results live: BJP surges ahead, Congress close second - Zee News

    Zee NewsGujarat civic poll results live: BJP surges ahead, Congress close secondZee NewsThe counting of votes for civic elections in Gujarat, voting for which was held on Saturday, began on Monday. By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 10:55. Comments |. The counting of votes for civic elections in Gujarat ...Gujarat local bodies election 2018: BJP leads in 27, Congress in 21 municipalitiesIndia TodayGujarat municipality election results 2018 LIVE updates: BJP wins Vall…
    - 53 mins ago, 19 Feb 18, 10:24am -
  • newJets Set For New Home In Mumbai Airport After 2-Decade Wait - NDTV

    Jets Set For New Home In Mumbai Airport After 2-Decade Wait - NDTV

    NDTVJets Set For New Home In Mumbai Airport After 2-Decade WaitNDTVOn Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Navi Mumbai International Airport, to be built on about 1,160 hectares (2,866 acres) of land about 35 kilometers (22 miles) southeast of the existing facility. All India | © 2018 ...Navi Mumbai airport: We are clearing projects worth Rs10 lakh crore, says Narendra ModiHindustan TimesPM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of Navi Mumbai International airport, sa…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Feb 18, 10:06am -
  • newHow does one defend India's most wanted mama, bhanja? An imaginary take on the PNB case - Economic Times

    How does one defend India's most wanted mama, bhanja? An imaginary take on the PNB case - Economic Times

    Economic TimesHow does one defend India's most wanted mama, bhanja? An imaginary take on the PNB caseEconomic TimesLet's play the devil's advocate. Imagine for a minute that you are asked to defend the mama and bhanja of the diamond world. How would you go about? What would you say to their cousins and confidantes who may have flown down from Belgium and Hong Kong ...The anatomy of the PNB fraudLivemintPNB fraud LIVE: CBI summons top Nirav Modi officials for questioning, says reportMoneycontrol.…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 9:24am -
  • newGoa Assembly session cut down to three days due to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's poor health - Firstpost

    Goa Assembly session cut down to three days due to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's poor health - Firstpost

    FirstpostGoa Assembly session cut down to three days due to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's poor healthFirstpostPanaji: The Budget session of the Goa Assembly will be curtailed to three days owing to ill health of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who is undergoing treatment at a Mumbai hospital. Parrikar, who is being treated at the Lilavati Hospital for a ...Manohar Parrikar in hospital, Lilavati doctors say he is fineDaily News & AnalysisParrikar's health casts shadow over Goa Assembly sessio…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 9:05am -
  • newBJP's DNA cent per cent democratic: Narendra Modi - Economic Times

    BJP's DNA cent per cent democratic: Narendra Modi - Economic Times

    Economic TimesBJP's DNA cent per cent democratic: Narendra ModiEconomic TimesNEW DELHI: At a time when NDA partners are unhappy with BJP over a host of reasons, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his party's very DNA is democratic and it believes in taking all “friends” along since the time of Atal Bihari Vajpayee's rule ...PM Modi opens 'biggest party office in world'Times of IndiaNarendra Modi in Karnataka LIVE UPDATES: Ahead of polls, PM kicks off second round of BJP campaignThe Indian Exp…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 7:44am -
  • newFive bodies recovered from Andhra lake; suspected red sanders smugglers likely to have drowned while escaping police - Firstpost

    Five bodies recovered from Andhra lake; suspected red sanders smugglers likely to have drowned while escaping police - Firstpost

    FirstpostFive bodies recovered from Andhra lake; suspected red sanders smugglers likely to have drowned while escaping policeFirstpostAmaravati: Bodies of five red sanders woodcutters were found in a lake in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district on Sunday, police said. Police were investigating the cause of their death. It is suspected that they drowned in the lake while trying to escape ...Five 'woodcutters' found dead near KadapaThe HinduFive bodies found in Andhra lake, police say red sanders smug…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 7:23am -
  • newShocking: MBA student hangs herself during video call with boyfriend in Hyderabad - Zee News

    Shocking: MBA student hangs herself during video call with boyfriend in Hyderabad - Zee News

    Zee NewsShocking: MBA student hangs herself during video call with boyfriend in HyderabadZee NewsHyderabad: In a shocking incident, a Hyderabad-based management student hanged herself in her hostel room during an ongoing video call with her friend. The incident took place in Kompally on Sunday. B Haneesha Chowdary, 24, hailed from Anantapur ...Hyderabad MBA student hangs herself while on video call with boyfriendInternational Business Times, India EditionHyderabad SHOCKER: Girl hangs self in hos…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 7:19am -
  • newUP is now truly Uttar Pradesh; no more a Prashna Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath - Times of India

    UP is now truly Uttar Pradesh; no more a Prashna Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath - Times of India

    Times of IndiaUP is now truly Uttar Pradesh; no more a Prashna Pradesh: Yogi AdityanathTimes of IndiaUttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is busy preparing for the UP Investors' Summit beginning on Wednesday. As he directed his officers and got into the nitty-gritties of planning, Yogi Adityanath spoke to TOI about how he is trying to change ...We've made a friendly atmosphere to bring investments to UP: Yogi AdityanathLivemintUP's new image will boost investment: Yogi AdityanathEconomic…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Feb 18, 3:19am -

Yahoo! India News

  • Indian retail inflation lowest in at least five years

    Indian retail inflation lowest in at least five years

    By Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's inflation cooled to its lowest in at least five years in January as food prices fell following the government's cash clampdown, but emerging price pressures mean the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will probably keep interest rates on hold. Consumer prices rose by an annual 3.17 percent last month - their slowest pace since January 2012, when the government launched the current index series. Annual retail food inflation eased to 0.53 percent last m…
    - 14 Feb 17, 12:06am -
  • The Significance of Phalguna Month Explained by Astroyogi

    The Significance of Phalguna Month Explained by Astroyogi

    Much of this season falls in the ‘Phalguna’ month according to the traditional Indian lunar calendar.  Sun transit from Aquarius to Pisces during this month, this happens in the February-March months of the english calendar. Apart from the pleasant and enjoyable weather Phalguna Month also brings along a fleet of celebrations. Astroyogi explains the importance of this month in the Hindu Lunar calendar and the festivals which we would be celebrating during it.
    - 14 Feb 17, 12:00am -
  • SK Flashback: Dhoni and Yuvraj blow away Pakistan's bowlers in Lahore

    SK Flashback: Dhoni and Yuvraj blow away Pakistan's bowlers in Lahore

    On this day, 11 years ago, Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni staged a brilliant 102-run partnership to help India beat Pakistan at Lahore.
    - 13 Feb 17, 11:38pm -
  • Beijing thanks India for returning Chinese soldier after 54 years
    Beijing [China], Feb 13 (ANI): Beijing on Monday appreciated the facilitation provided by the Indian government in sending back Wang Qi, the Chinese soldier who crossed over to India post the 1962 war. "On February 11, through the joint efforts of China and India, Mr. Wang Qi returned to China and got back to his family.
    - 13 Feb 17, 11:21pm -
  • Top 5 openers in ODIs going into the Champions Trophy

    Top 5 openers in ODIs going into the Champions Trophy

    These batsmen are a nightmare for bowlers in the Powerplay!
    - 13 Feb 17, 11:08pm -
  • Infosys management seeks to ease tensions with founders

    Infosys management seeks to ease tensions with founders

    By Sankalp Phartiyal and Euan Rocha MUMBAI (Reuters) - Management at Infosys Ltd attempted on Monday to allay concerns that the software services firm was facing a worsening dispute with its founders over how the company was being run, saying that the board was engaging with the founders, including N.R. Narayana Murthy. India's second-biggest IT services company behind Tata Consultancy Services has been locked in a public war of words with the founders and former executives, who, led by Murthy,…
    - 13 Feb 17, 11:02pm -
  • Most consecutive Test matches without defeat

    Most consecutive Test matches without defeat

    These sides managed to do the impossible and etched their mark on history by remaining unbeaten for a long time.
    - 13 Feb 17, 11:01pm -
  • If Sasikala is found guilty she would definitely be put in jail: Swamy
    New Delhi [India] Feb. 13 (ANI): Expressing his opinion on AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala Natarajan's disproportionate assets case which is to be heard tomorrow, Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said that if the former is found guilty she would definitely be put in jail. Whether she will be disqualified from contesting the elections again, that would depend on whether the conviction is for more than four years," Swamy told ANI. "The question is wheth…
    - 13 Feb 17, 10:58pm -
  • PCB suspends Nasir Jamshed for violating anti-corruption code
    New Delhi [India], Feb. 13 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) executive committee chairman Najam Sethi on Monday informed that Pakistan's opening batsmen Nasir Jamshed has been provisionally suspended from playing all forms of cricket for violating the cricket body's anti-corruption code. "PCB has provisionally suspended Nasir Jamshed from all forms of cricket for violating its anti-corruption code @TheRealPCB," Sethi tweeted.
    - 13 Feb 17, 10:57pm -
  • Man detained for threatening Karunanidhi's wife with toy gun
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb. 13 (ANI): A masked man was handed over to the police for trespassing into former chief minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M. Karunanidhi's residence and threatening his wife Rajathi Ammal with a toy gun.
    - 13 Feb 17, 10:51pm -
  • WB: BSF discovers case of fake recruitment in Kalyani, lodges FIR
    Nadia (West Bengal) [India], Feb. 13 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday discovered a case of fake recruitment in Kalyani and lodged an FIR in this regard. Some boys and girls came at the main gate of BSF Campus Kalyani, Sector Kolkata, South Bengal Frontier with some envelops for joining the force. The BSF guard on duty enquired about the reason of their coming to the BSF Campus.
    - 13 Feb 17, 10:51pm -
  • India's Sandeep Das makes a mark at Grammys, Adele, Beyonce shine away
    Los Angeles, Feb 13 (IANS) "Sing Me Home", an album which has contribution from Indian tabla player Sandeep Das, on Sunday won the Best World Music Album at the 59th Grammy Awards, where British star Adele clinched as many as five trophies. Das is part of Silk Road Ensemble, a collaborative effort by musician Yo-Yo Ma to bring together performers and composers from more than 20 countries. Cheering for Das, veteran singer Shubha Mudgal tweeted: "Sandeep Das gets a Grammy for Best World Music Albu…
    - 13 Feb 17, 10:46pm -
  • Congress asks four of its candidates to withdraw their nominations
    Lucknow, (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Feb. 13 (ANI): The Congress Party on Monday asked four of its candidates from Lucknow Central, Mankapur, Suratganj and Payagpur to withdraw their nominations. Reacting on this sudden decision by the Congress, party leader Maruf Khan, who was contesting the Uttar Pradesh assembly election from Lucknow Central, said he had led a strong campaign and he would continue to contest the election.
    - 13 Feb 17, 10:32pm -
  • Tehmina Janjua becomes Pakistan's first woman Foreign Secretary
    Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Tehmina Janjua was on Monday named Pakistan's new Foreign Secretary, becoming the first woman to become the country's top diplomat. Janjua, who pipped several senior colleagues including High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit, will succeed Aizaz Chaudhary who was appointed as the new Ambassador to Washington. Presently serving as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, she will take over as the country's 29th Foreign Secretary in the first week of Ma…
    - 13 Feb 17, 10:26pm -
  • L&T, European firm set up JV for missile systems
    New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Engineering conglomerate Larsen and Toubro and European missile major MBDA on Monday announced the setting up of a joint venture to develop and manufacture missiles in India to meet the country's defence requirements. The JV, L&T MBDA Missile Systems Ltd, is expected to be incorporated in the first half of 2017 after necessary approvals. The joint venture -- in which L&T holds 51 per cent share and the MBDA the remaining 49 per cent -- will begin with the development of…
    - 13 Feb 17, 10:20pm -
  • ED attaches properties worth Rs. 41.65 crore in demonetised currency conversion case
    New Delhi, [India] Feb. 13 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached movable properties worth Rs. 41.65 crore of advocates Rohit Tandon and Ashish Kumar, the latter also being the Bank Manager of Kotak Mahindra Bank in the demonetised currency conversion case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (2002). A First Information Report (FIR) was registered by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police after an investigation under the provisions of PMLA, 2002 was initiated by the Enforcement D…
    - 13 Feb 17, 10:11pm -
  • Air India all set to welcome Airbus 320 neo aircraft
    New Delhi, [India] Feb. 13 (ANI): Air India is all set to induct the first Airbus 320 neo aircraft which will be delivered on February 16, making it the third domestic carrier to have this latest single-aisle plane from Airbus. "Air India ordered total seven Airbus 320 neo aircraft to increase more strength in its fleet.
    - 13 Feb 17, 9:57pm -
  • World cardinals back pope after anonymous attacks by conservatives

    World cardinals back pope after anonymous attacks by conservatives

    By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Senior Roman Catholic cardinals from the around the world defended Pope Francis on Monday against a spate of recent attacks from conservatives challenging his authority. In an unusual move, nine cardinals in a group advising Francis on Vatican economic and structural reforms issued a statement expressing "full support for the pope's work" and guaranteeing "full backing for him and his teachings". The statement said the cardinals expressed their solidar…
    - 13 Feb 17, 9:56pm -
  • Joe Root appointed England Test captain, Ben Stokes to be his deputy

    Joe Root appointed England Test captain, Ben Stokes to be his deputy

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    - 13 Feb 17, 9:50pm -
  • Govt. issues clarification on healthcare services tax in Budget
    New Delhi, [India] Feb. 13 (ANI): The Central Government has clarified that no proposal to levy a five percent tax on healthcare services has been included in the Union Budget for 2017-18. The proposal to levy service tax of five percent on all healthcare services was mooted in 2011-12 Budget, but was dropped after stiff opposition. The Budget was presented by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 1.
    - 13 Feb 17, 9:46pm -
  • Video: How is blind cricket played?

    Video: How is blind cricket played?

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    - 13 Feb 17, 9:36pm -
  • India vs Bangladesh 2017: Talking points after India's convincing win

    India vs Bangladesh 2017: Talking points after India's convincing win

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    - 13 Feb 17, 9:31pm -
  • Dilip Ghosh sticks to his comments against Amartya Sen
    Kolkata, (West Bengal) [India] Feb. 13 (ANI): Unperturbed by the severe criticism of his attack on Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh on Monday said he was not demeaning someone by his remarks and stood by his comments questioning the economist's contribution towards the state and country. "The University vice-chancellors do not outstay for a year, school and college principals just give up and leave.
    - 13 Feb 17, 9:25pm -
  • China hails India for facilitating soldier's return
    Beijing, Feb 13 (IANS) China on Monday hailed India for facilitating the return of a Chinese soldier who was unable to leave India for 50 years after he accidentally crossed over into India. "On February 11, through the joint efforts of China and India, Mr. Wang Qi returned to China and got back to his family," China Froeign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said here.
    - 13 Feb 17, 9:22pm -
  • J-K: Pak violates ceasefire in Sunderbani sector, firing on
    Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Feb. 13 (ANI): The Indian Army is currently retaliating to the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Sunderbani sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri.
    - 13 Feb 17, 9:08pm -
  • Sasikala rebuffs Panneerselvam's allegation, says MLAs free
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb. 13 (ANI): All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham (AIADMK) general secretary V. K. Sasikala on Monday said she would be staying with her party MLAs in order to show that they are not being held captive against their wishes as alleged by her rival and acting Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam. Sasikala also expressed confidence that her faction would run the government for the next four-and-a -half years.
    - 13 Feb 17, 8:57pm -
  • No conflict of interest among founders of company: Infosys
    Bengaluru, (Karnataka)India, Feb. 13 (ANI): The Infosys on Monday said there is no conflict of interest amongst the founders of the company and the management instead there is a convergence of interests. "We have a situation where we have the stakeholders, the founders and others along-with them who have nothing other than the best interest of the organization in their mind.
    - 13 Feb 17, 8:52pm -
  • UPW down Punjab 6-2 in HIL tie
    Chandigarh, Feb 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Wizards (UPW) produced an excellent performance to beat Punjab Warriors 6-2 in a Hockey India League (HIL) contest here on Monday evening. Shamsher Singh (5th minute), Ajay Yadav (39th) and Akashdeep Singh (58th) scored for UPW while Dutch star Mirco Pruyser (31st) found the net for Punjab. The early goal saw UPW take the upper hand and forced Punjab to become a bit defensive.
    - 13 Feb 17, 8:52pm -
  • Suspected Istanbul nightclub attacker wanted to kill Christians - Hurriyet, citing court document

    Suspected Istanbul nightclub attacker wanted to kill Christians - Hurriyet, citing court document

    An Islamist gunman, who has confessed to the killing of 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day, told a court that he had aimed to kill Christians during his attack, Hurriyet newspaper said on Monday, citing testimony given this weekend. Abdulgadir Masharipov initially planned to attack the area around Taksim Square but switched to the upscale Reina nightclub due to the heightened security measures around the square, Hurriyet said, without saying how it had obtained the document. My…
    - 13 Feb 17, 8:51pm -
  • Drivers' strike paralyses Uber, Ola services in Delhi

    Drivers' strike paralyses Uber, Ola services in Delhi

    By Rupam Jain and Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A strike led by drivers' unions in the Indian capital demanding better pay from Uber and Ola has paralysed the ride-hailing services that have grabbed business from traditional taxi and rickshaw operators with their cheaper fares. It was the first big confrontation between trade unions representing taxi drivers in the Delhi region of 25 million people and the two ride-hailing players, which have been ramping up services in India's $12 billi…
    - 13 Feb 17, 8:50pm -
  • Pakistan appoints Tehmina Janjua as Foreign Secretary
    Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday appointed Tehmina Janjua as Foreign Secretary -- the first woman in the country to take up the top diplomat's post. Janjua, presently serving as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, will assume the new post in the first week of March 2017, a Foreign Office statement said.
    - 13 Feb 17, 8:48pm -
  • Nitish Katara murder: Delhi HC rejects Vikas Yadav's plea
    New Delhi (India), Feb.13 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed Vikas Yadav's plea who is serving 25-year jail term without any remission for brutally murdering Nitish Katara after the government raised objections. A bench headed by Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi rejected Yadav's appeal while informing the accused lawyer that "either you withdraw plea or I will dismiss it." Yadav's lawyer took a day to take instructions. Earlier, the Delhi High Court issued the notice to Delhi Police, Delh…
    - 13 Feb 17, 8:48pm -
  • India vs Bangladesh, 2017: Who said what to India's win in the one-off Test
    India beat Bangladesh by 208 runs in the one-off Test between both the teams at the RGIS in Hyderabad.
    - 13 Feb 17, 8:40pm -
  • Chairman of Infosys says not in 'battle' with founders

    Chairman of Infosys says not in 'battle' with founders

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - The board of India's second-biggest software exporter Infosys is engaging with its founders over their allegations of corporate governance lapses, non-executive chairman R. Seshasayee said at a news conference on Monday. Seshasayee said the board does consider it is in a battle with the company's founders over corporate governance. (Reporting by Sankalp Phartiyal and Euan Rocha; Writing by Promit Mukherjee; Editing by David Goodman)
    - 13 Feb 17, 8:32pm -
  • Paddler Soumyajit to spearhead India's campaign at India Open qualifiers
    New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Soumyajit Ghosh will spearhead the Indian campaign at the ITTF World Tour India Open qualifying rounds that get underway at the Thyagaraj Stadium here on Tuesday. The former national champion will be vying along with 16 other Indians to get into the main draw of the $150,000 India Open, the highest prize money table tennis tournament in the country. A number of world class players, including World No.5 Dimitrij Ovtcharov of Germany and World No.8 Vladimir Samsonov of Bel…
    - 13 Feb 17, 8:18pm -

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