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  • newCIC slams Delhi govt for virtual collapse of RTI regime

    CIC slams Delhi govt for virtual collapse of RTI regime

    In a decision on the matter pertaining to status of water bodies in Delhi, the Central Information Commission came down heavily on the Delhi government. “The above trail of transfers indicates a virtual collapse of the RTI regime and is travesty of justice. It is ironical to note that the detailed information available on the Delhi government website whereas the PIO, DPGS instead of providing the said information chose to transfer his responsibility on irrelevant and unconnected public officia…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 2:25am -
  • newSet up portal for Supertech refund: SC

    Set up portal for Supertech refund: SC

    In some relief to homebuyers, the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday directed setting up of a website for those seeking refund of money invested in Supertech Limited's Emerald Court project in Noida.The portal will be set up by Amicus Curiae Advocate Gaurav Agarwal. Similar to the one ordered in the Unitech homebuyers' case, the portal will have details of all buyers, such as the money already paid by them and the refund received till date. Those who submit their details on this portal will receive t…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 2:22am -
  • newRajinikanth pledges support to PM's Swachh Bharat

    Rajinikanth pledges support to PM's Swachh Bharat

    Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Friday pledged his full support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachhta Hi Seva' campaign, a day after actor Kamal Haasan indicated his intention to enter politics.In a tweet on Friday, Rajinikanth wrote: "I extend my full support to our hon. Prime Minister @narendramodi ji's #SwachhataHiSeva mission. Cleanliness is godliness."Rajinikanth has been hinting at joining politics for some time but never came clear on his political ambitions. His only clear stateme…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 2:16am -
  • newCBI takes over probe into Ryan Intl student's killing

    CBI takes over probe into Ryan Intl student's killing

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday took over the probe into the killing of a seven-year-old student of Ryan International School in Gurugram, hours after his father threatened to move the Supreme Court (SC), if the agency did not start the investigation by Saturday.CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said the agency took over the probe after a notification from the central government was received on Friday.According to the procedure, it has re-registered the FIR of the Gurugram Po…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 2:09am -
  • newSudden rains bring Delhi-NCR to a halt

    Sudden rains bring Delhi-NCR to a halt

    Delhiites got a welcome respite from sultry weather on Friday as late monsoon activity over Madhya Pradesh and winds from the north joined forces, leading to a steady rainfall across the city and its suburbs throughout the day.While the day-long showers brought down the temperature by seven degrees, to 27.5 degrees Celsius, they also caused massive traffic snarls and waterlogging in various parts of the city.Friday's rainfall was the first proper monsoon spell in what has been a hot and humid…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 2:00am -
  • newKarti Chidambaram closed bank accounts when abroad CBI to SC

    Karti Chidambaram closed bank accounts when abroad CBI to SC

    Karti Chidambaram, son for former finance minister P Chidambaram, closed several bank accounts before the Lookout Circular (LOC) was issued against him, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told the Supreme Court on Friday."We issued a notice and asked him how many bank accounts he has. He said only one. But what we found is that there are several accounts that he closed when he went abroad," Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta told a three-judge bench led by Chief Justice of…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 1:36am -
  • newAIADMK camps jointly submit resolutions to EC

    AIADMK camps jointly submit resolutions to EC

    The unified AIADMK, led by Edappadi K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam, on Friday informed the Election Commission of India about the merger of the factions and submitted the general council resolutions.The resolutions abolished the post of the general secretary and created a new steering committee to guide the party.The development comes in the wake of the commission’s notice to the factions fixing October 5 as the date for he final hearing on the symbol dispute case, involving the factions…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 1:35am -
  • newHundreds flee their homes as Pak extends shelling on IB

    Hundreds flee their homes as Pak extends shelling on IB

    Hundreds of families living along the International Border (IB) have abandoned their homes and shifted to safer places after Pakistan extended shelling to Ramgarh and other sectors in the Jammu division.Four people were injured in a fresh bout of cross-border shelling in Arnia sector on Thursday night. Six livestock were also killed and 34 others injured in the shelling. Two houses were damaged. Police said around 727 civilians trapped in different places in Arnia sector have evacuated to safe…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 1:24am -
  • newBorn 620 gm, take-home weight 3.86 kg

    Born 620 gm, take-home weight 3.86 kg

    Four months after delivering a preterm baby who weighed only 620 gm, a Bandra-based couple will finally take their bonny boy home, weighing a healthy 3.86 kg. Born at 22 weeks, Nirvaan is the country's tiniest surviving infant by gestational age maturity.Nirvaan has been in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Surya Child Care, Santa Cruz, for 132 days. He will be discharged on Sunday. He was born via natural delivery on May 12, 2017 with a head circumference of 22 cm and length of 32 cm.…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 1:17am -
  • newArmy foils plan to revive terrorism in Chenab Valley

    Army foils plan to revive terrorism in Chenab Valley

    The Indian Army has thwarted terrorists' plan to revive insurgency in the Chenab Valley of Jammu as they arrested two local ultras. The terrorists attacked Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) detachment, killing one soldier and injuring another apart from snatching their weapons at Banihal in Ramban district on Wednesday.Gazanfar and Arif were arrested by a joint team of the Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police in a swift operation. "They were involved in the terror attack on SSB personnel at Banihal. Two…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 1:13am -
  • newSPOs won’t get paid without Aadhaar link

    SPOs won’t get paid without Aadhaar link

    To streamline the recruitment of Special Police Officers (SPOs), an important aspect of the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre plans to frame guidelines such as linking their bank accounts with Aadhaar for payment of salaries.The need to fill over 4,000 vacant positions of SPOs has increased in wake of the terror attacks.The Ministry of Home Affairs, which pays the salaries of these officers to the state government, said the money will not be disbursed through the Public Financia…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 1:13am -
  • newPM launches key projects in Varanasi

    PM launches key projects in Varanasi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi, launched as many as 17 projects, worth over Rs 1,000 crore, and laid foundation stones for half a dozen other projects on Friday.The PM claimed that "in the past many decades, Kashi has never witnessed the launching of so many projects of this magnitude".He also inaugurated the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul or Trade Facilitation Centre and Craft Museum. Spread over 43,445 square metres at Baddalalpur, the…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 1:09am -
  • newStates must compensate victims of cow vigilantism, says Supreme Court

    States must compensate victims of cow vigilantism, says Supreme Court

    States are obligated to compensate victims who were lynched in the name of cow vigilantism, the Supreme Court said on Friday. The states must also frame schemes to compensate victims of crime under the Code of Criminal Procedure, the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, along with Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud observed.The observation came when Senior Advocate Indira Jaising submitted that victims were not getting the compensation due to them. "The payment of compensation should have…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 1:01am -
  • newIndia calls Pak a land of 'pure terror' in UN after Abbasi's speech

    India calls Pak a land of 'pure terror' in UN after Abbasi's speech

    In a stinging response to Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who accused India of indulging in terror activities against his country during his maiden address to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, India described his country as 'Terroristan' — a land of 'pure terror' that hosts a flourishing industry to produce and export global terrorism.Ahead of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's address to the UN General Assembly, scheduled on Saturday, both countries upped the an…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 1:01am -
  • newDNA Exclusive: Vinod Tawde's OSD sought money: Govt officer

    DNA Exclusive: Vinod Tawde's OSD sought money: Govt officer

    State Education Minister Vinod Tawde is soon likely to be in the eye of another storm after a desk officer from his department alleged Tawde's Officer on Special Duty (OSD) sought cut from him for favouring certain contractors.Shashikant Salunkhe, a desk officer working in the Minorities Welfare department that reports to Tawde, was suspended in June 2017 following allegations that he had issued work orders to contractors that were not listed in the original decision made by the Principal Secre…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 12:55am -
  • newHeight of BKC, Wadala bldgs capped

    Height of BKC, Wadala bldgs capped

    Buildings in Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) and Wadala will not get any taller as the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), a United Nations (UN) special agency has in a study on behalf of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), capped the height restrictions in BKC and Wadala citing that it will disturb air traffic signals in the presence of radars.Both BKC and Wadala fall under the 8-km radius of the airport. The current height limit for buildings ranges from 60-80 m…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 11:52pm -
  • newNo debit or credit card of any bank has been restricted for payment: IRCTC

    No debit or credit card of any bank has been restricted for payment: IRCTC

    Amidst reports of IRCTC barring certain banks from using its payment gateway for debit card transactions, the railways' tourism and catering arm issued a statement denying the reports.The IRCTC has said options to pay through payment gateway using debit/credit card and internet banking are open for all banks. "No debit or credit card of any bank has been restricted by the IRCTC for acceptance on any of the gateway," it said. Debit and credit cards of any Indian bank powered by Master or Visa, c…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 11:39pm -
  • newTaapsee Pannu's reaction on Mahira Khan being slut shamed for her viral pic with Ranbir Kapoor is the best ever!

    Taapsee Pannu's reaction on Mahira Khan being slut shamed for her viral pic with Ranbir Kapoor is the best ever!

    Friday morning, the netizens woke up to several pictures of Mahira Khan and Ranbir Kapoor, smoking together in the US at night, which went viral on social media platforms. In the pictures, Mahira can be seen wearing a short, backless white dress which became the centre of attention for some people on social media. Soon after the pictures went viral, people started slut shaming the actress for smoking and for her attire. A lot of backlash followed on social media platforms. Now, while interac…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 11:31pm -
  • newMahamana Express, Ramayana stamp and Rs 1,000 crore development bonanza: How PM Modi spent his Navratri in Varanasi

    Mahamana Express, Ramayana stamp and Rs 1,000 crore development bonanza: How PM Modi spent his Navratri in Varanasi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Varanasi on Friday to launch a slew of infrastructure projects.During his first visit to his Lok Sabha constituency since BJP's bumper victory in Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi again strongly pitched for the development agenda and said while previous government 'hated' development.PM @narendramodi addressing a public meeting in Varanasi after launching several development projects pic.twitter.com/UxvcBodweB— PIB India (@PIB_India) September 22, 2017He also said…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 11:14pm -
  • newAir India disinvestment process moving 'quite well', transaction advisors to be appointed soon: Arun Jaitley

    Air India disinvestment process moving 'quite well', transaction advisors to be appointed soon: Arun Jaitley

     Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the process for Air India disinvestment is moving "quite well" and transaction advisors would be appointed soon.To revive the loss-making Air India, the government has decided on strategic disinvestment of the national carrier and its five subsidiaries. Jaitley, who is heading the ministerial group set up to decide on the modalities of the disinvestment, said the panel held a couple of meetings and that transaction advisors would be appointed soon.Abo…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:26pm -

Google India News

  • newRyan school murder: CBI takes over probe but Pradyuman's father is not happy - India Today

    Ryan school murder: CBI takes over probe but Pradyuman's father is not happy - India Today

    India TodayRyan school murder: CBI takes over probe but Pradyuman's father is not happyIndia TodayThe CBI registered the FIR eight days after the central government sent a notification. The delay in such a sensitive case was strongly objected by deceased's father Varun Thakur. Ajay Kumar | Posted by Ashna Kumar. ajay.kumar@mailtoday.in. New Delhi ...Police summon Ryan CEO, founders for questioningThe Indian ExpressCBI takes over probe into Ryan Intl student's killingDaily News & AnalysisRyan sc…
    - 55 mins ago, 23 Sep 17, 6:22am -
  • newNo application for Oct 1 immersion yet: Police - Times of India

    No application for Oct 1 immersion yet: Police - Times of India

    Times of IndiaNo application for Oct 1 immersion yet: PoliceTimes of IndiaKOLKATA: Not one of the city's 2,600 barowari Durga Puja organisers has sought police permission for immersion on October 1, when the 10th day of Muharram coincides with Ekadashi, giving some relief to Kolkata Police, which finds itself saddled with ...and more »
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Sep 17, 6:11am -
  • newParty symbol: Unified AIADMK team informs poll panel on merger, Sasikala ouster - The Indian Express

    Party symbol: Unified AIADMK team informs poll panel on merger, Sasikala ouster - The Indian Express

    The Indian ExpressParty symbol: Unified AIADMK team informs poll panel on merger, Sasikala ousterThe Indian ExpressThose loyal to V K Sasikala, who is in jail in a corruption case and is represented by her nephew and sidelined party deputy general secretary T T V Dinakaran, claim she is still the general secretary and a claimant for the party symbol. 0. Shares. Share.TTV camp MP moves to EPSTimes of IndiaAIADMK camps jointly submit resolutions to ECDaily News & AnalysisAIADMK to EC: We are one n…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 5:32am -
  • newGandhi, Nehru, Ambedkar were all NRIs, says Rahul Gandhi in US - Times of India

    Gandhi, Nehru, Ambedkar were all NRIs, says Rahul Gandhi in US - Times of India

    Times of IndiaGandhi, Nehru, Ambedkar were all NRIs, says Rahul Gandhi in USTimes of IndiaNEW DELHI: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has described prominent leaders of India's freedom struggle as "NRIs" (non-resident Indian) and said that the party was born of an "NRI movement". "The Congress movement was an NRI movement.National Herald case hearing today in Delhi courtDaily News & AnalysisGandhi, Nehru were NRIs, Congress was an NRI movement: Rahul GandhiEconomic TimesThe Impact Of Mahatma…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 5:23am -
  • newModi in Varanasi: We not only launch but also finish projects, says PM - The Indian Express

    Modi in Varanasi: We not only launch but also finish projects, says PM - The Indian Express

    The Indian ExpressModi in Varanasi: We not only launch but also finish projects, says PMThe Indian ExpressAddressing a crowd of approximately 15,000 people who had assembled from across the region at Bada Lalpur area of Varanasi, Modi said that these projects, worth over Rs 1,000 crore, have been completed under UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. 3.Modi's Varanasi visit day 2: PM to inaugurate 'gaushala', address farmersZee NewsI inaugurate projects that I launch, says PM Narendra ModiTimes of I…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 3:40am -
  • newReserve the right to retaliate appropriately, says India to Pakistan - Times of India

    Reserve the right to retaliate appropriately, says India to Pakistan - Times of India

    Times of IndiaReserve the right to retaliate appropriately, says India to PakistanTimes of IndiaNEW DELHI/PAKISTAN: India flatly rejected on Friday Pakistan's accusation that four women and two men were killed and over 20 injured in "unprovoked" cross-border firing, stressing that the BSF had opened fire only to retaliate against ceasefire ...Pakistan summons Indian envoy after alleged firing by IndiaThe Indian ExpressIndia highlights Pakistan infiltration, firing at DGMOs' meetEconomic TimesShe…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 3:27am -
  • newMumbai: IT deputy commissioner arrested for Rs 3-crore graft - The Indian Express

    Mumbai: IT deputy commissioner arrested for Rs 3-crore graft - The Indian Express

    Daily News & AnalysisMumbai: IT deputy commissioner arrested for Rs 3-crore graftThe Indian ExpressThe bribe was allegedly paid through cheques issued in the name of his conduit who was to arrange gold in exchange of the money sent by the complainant. 3. Shares. Share. By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:September 23, 2017 2:38 am.Sr IT official, two others arrested for taking Rs 3cr bribeTimes of IndiaCBI Arrests Income Tax Official In AllegedNDTVMumbai: Income Tax Deputy Commissioner…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 2:39am -
  • newLookout notice was necessary as Karti was closing foreign bank accounts: CBI - Financial Express

    Lookout notice was necessary as Karti was closing foreign bank accounts: CBI - Financial Express

    Financial ExpressLookout notice was necessary as Karti was closing foreign bank accounts: CBIFinancial ExpressThe bench headed by chief justice Dipak Misra posted the matter for further hearing on October 4 after hearing both CBI and Chidambaram. By: FE Bureau | Published: September 23, 2017 1:57 AM. 0. Shares. Facebook · Twitter · Google Plus · Whatsapp.Karti went abroad, closed many accounts: CBI to SCThe Indian ExpressKarti Chidambaram went abroad to close foreign bank accounts: CBI tells…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 1:57am -
  • newKidnapped Bengaluru youth found dead in quarry - The Hindu

    Kidnapped Bengaluru youth found dead in quarry - The Hindu

    The HinduKidnapped Bengaluru youth found dead in quarryThe HinduTen days after the kidnapping of Sharath N., 19, the Jnana Bharathi police recovered his highly decomposed body from a quarry at Ajjenahalli, Ramanagaram, on Friday morning. The prime accused, Vishal H.P., 21, a private college student and part-time ...Bengaluru IT officer's kidnapped son murdered, 4 heldTimes of IndiaBengaluru IT officer's kidnapped son found dead, four arrested including friendHindustan TimesFriend among four hel…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 1:48am -
  • newIllicit Relations Between Dera Chief, Honeypreet: Ex-Husband - NDTV

    Illicit Relations Between Dera Chief, Honeypreet: Ex-Husband - NDTV

    NDTVIllicit Relations Between Dera Chief, Honeypreet: Ex-HusbandNDTVDera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's "adopted daughter" Honeypreet's ex-husband Vishwas Gupta on Friday accused them of having illicit relations and said their father-daughter relationship was a sham to fool followers and others.Ram Rahim used to organise 'Bigg Boss-like show': Honeypreet's ex-husbandTimes of IndiaRam Rahim used to organise 'Bigg Boss'-like show: Honeypreet's ex-husbandHindustan TimesHoneypreet staye…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 1:15am -

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

    Four years after his Test debut, Joe Root has been appointed as England's Test captain.
    - 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?

    Everything you need to know about how blind cricket is played.
    - 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

    All the pivotal moments from the day's play.
    - 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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