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Nadda on 2-day visit to Varanasi from Sunday
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda will be on a two-day visit to Varanasi from Sunday where he will participate in various programmes of the party and meet BJP MPs and MLAs also.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Final playoff spot up for grabs as Goa face Hyderabad (Match Preview 109)
Margao (Goa), Feb 27 (IANS) FC Goa face Hyderabad FC in a virtual play-off match that will decide which team takes up the last of the top four spots in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Fatorda Stadium here on Sunday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
5 held in molestation, stabbing case in Kalkaji
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi Police arrested three persons and apprehended two in connection with the stabbing of a boy and molestation of a girl in South East Delhi's Kalkaji.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP ally in Assam snap ties, joins 'Mahagathbandhan'
Guwahati, Feb 27 (IANS) Just a month ahead of the Assam Assembly polls, in a significant political development on Saturday, ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) estranged ally Bodoland People's Front (BPF) has announced to snap ties with the party and has joined Congress led grand alliance to fight the assembly polls.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Road Safety World Series: Pathan, Ojha join India Legends team
Raipur, Feb 27 (IANS) All-rounder Yusuf Pathan, who retired from all forms of cricket on Friday, Naman Ojha, and R. Vinay Kumar, who also retired on Friday will feature in the India Legends team in next month's Road Safety World Series.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Sports,Cricket
SA T20 Challenge: Bavuma helps Lions set up final vs Dolphins
Durban, Feb 27 (IANS) Imperial Lions will meet the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in the Betway T20 Challenge final after they sealed their place in Sunday's decider with a relatively comfortable seven-wicket win over the Dafabet Warriors in Durban on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
CoWIN to open for registration on Mar 1, walk-ins to likely supersede
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Day one of third phase of Covid vaccination is likely to see walk-in registrations in huge amount since the CoWIN portal is unlikely to be operational before March 1, officials told IANS.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bihar's RJD keen to contest Assam polls
Guwahati, Feb 27 (IANS) Bihar's main opposition party Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday said that his party would contest the upcoming Assam Assembly polls in alliance with "like-minded" parties.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Indian Arrows prodigies do well in Indian Super League
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) As the league phase of the Indian Super League (ISL) draws to a close on Sunday, it's time to take stock of the competition so far, played in a bio-bubble in Goa.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
ISL: Odisha beat East Bengal 6-5, match sets record for most goals
Bambolim (Goa), Feb 27 (IANS) Odisha recorded only their second win of the Indian Super League (ISL) season on Saturday with a stunning 6-5 win over East Bengal -- a new record for most goals scored in a match -- at the GMC Stadium.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
'Hope new policy won't abolish Lokayukta itself'
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) Batting for a stronger Lokayukta institution, Karnataka Lokayukta Justice P. Vishwanatha Shetty, on Saturday said that he is hopeful that the state's new dispute resolution policy should not be a step towards further weakening the Lokayukta institution.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Andhra registers 118 more Covid infections, tally 8.89L
Amaravati, Feb 27 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh registered 118 new Covid cases on Saturday, increasing the state's tally over 8.89 lakh, even as 86 more persons recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka Law Commission chief calls for technology upgradation
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) Karnataka Law Commission chairman S. R. Bannurmath on Saturday appealed to the Karnataka government to improve the technical services in the legal infrastructure like providing internet, computers and updated software to allow High Court judges, advocate generals and other legal officers to discharge their duties properly.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
22.1% in Kerala believe country moving forward but not their lives
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Out of 4,776 people from 126 Assembly seats in Assam, 21.81 per cent people in the IANS Cvoter survey said that they believe the country is moving forward but not their lives, while 27.09 per cent believed the country is moving forward and their lives too.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Coach Trott on thin ice as Eng batting falters, vows fightback
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) England's current batting consultant Jonathan Trott's trip to India in 2012-13 as a batsman had a shaky start with the right-hander getting 0, 17, 0 against left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha and off-spinner R Ashwin.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Cong dissident leaders 'are pained to see party become weak'
Jammu, Feb 27 (IANS) Senior leaders of the Congress accompanying Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday said they are pained to see the party becoming weak with each passing day.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
In Assam 46.93% believe living standards will improve
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) As many as 46.93% out of 4776 people from 126 Assembly seats in Assam believe that their living standards will improve in the next one year, according to the IANS Cvoter survey. 1.34% out of total participants said there will be no change in their living standards, 10.09% said their living standards will deteriorate and 41.64% said they can't assess this.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Strandja boxing: Kumar gets silver in 52kg, Boora bronze in 69kg
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Deepak Kumar's fine run in the men's 52kg category came to an end on Saturday as he lost to local favourite Daniel Asenov 2-3 in the final of the 72nd Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Bengal first among 5 poll-bound states in improved living standards
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) West Bengal was at the first rank in improved living standards of people - the highest among the five poll-bound states in the last one year, according to the IANS Cvoter survey.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
1st batch of MBBS students inaugurated at GMC Doda
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Union Minister Jitendra Singh inaugurated the first batch of MBBS students at Government Medical College located in J&K's Doda in the virtual presence of Lieutenant Governor of J&K Manoj Sinha.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
I-League: TRAU look to stay in top six with win over Sudeva
Kalyani (West Bengal), Feb 27 (IANS) Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) will look to end the first stage of the I-League on a high and secure a place amongst the top-six when they face Sudeva Delhi FC on Sunday at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium.
2021-02-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
DPS Srinagar rewards girl who braved odds
Srinagar, Feb 27 (IANS) Delhi Public School (DPS) Srinagar on Saturday announced scholarship and reward for the daughter of a daily wage labour who excelled in class 10 exams braving all odds against the poverty of her parents.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
I-League: Aizawl chasing win and luck in match vs Chennai
Kalyani (West Bengal), Feb 27 (IANS) Aizawl FC will need a win against Chennai City at the Kalyani Municipal stadium on Sunday to finish the first phase of the I-League within the top six.
2021-02-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Kerala CM Vijayan most popular with 72.92% respondents
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The anti-incumbency wave seems have marginal effect on the popularity of chief ministers of Assam, Kerala and West Bengal. According to an IANS CVoter survey, the chief ministers are popular amongst the people due to their performance: 58.27 per cent in Assam, 72.92 per cent in Kerala and 57.5 per cent in West Bengal.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rahul preferred as PM in Kerala, TN
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Congress scion Rahul Gandhi will trounce Prime Minister Narendra Modi if Kerala and Tamil Nadu had a chance to elect the Prime Minister directly.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pink ball gives edge to bowlers on bowler-friendly pitches: Ashwin
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Saturday said that 'pink-ball' Test cricket was still evolving and teams were still getting to grips with the ball that was tough to handle for a spinner due to the extra gloss on it. He also said that batting can get tough against the pink ball if it gives a little help to bowlers.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
KVIC's e-market portal records Rs 1.12 cr turnover
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Khadi and Village Industry Commission's (KVIC) footprint in the online marketing segment has found tremendous public patronage as its gross turnover has amounted to Rs 1.12 crore within just eight months of the launch of Khadi's e-portal www.khadiindia.gov.in.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Strandja Memorial Boxing: Kumar clinches silver in 52kg
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Deepak Kumar's good run in the men's 52kg category of the 72nd Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria, came to an end on Saturday as he lost to local favourite Daniel Asenov 2-3 in the final, settling for silver.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Mamata, Sonowal, Pinarayi still favoured as CM (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Three incumbents -- Mamata Banerjee, Sarbananda Sonowal and Pinarayi Vijayan -- enjoy strong approval ratings as their respective states go to the polls.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
UPA may form govt in Tamil Nadu with 150+ seats win
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is likely to sweep the Tamil Nadu assembly with a projected win on 158 seats, which is a growth of 60 seats over what it won in 2016 assembly elections, whereas the vote share is also supposed to rise by 2 per cent, as per the IANS C-Voter Poll Survey.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Survey: Modi in Bengal, Rahul in Kerala most suited for PM
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Despite being the top choice as a Chief Minister in West Bengal, the voter in the state prefers Narendra Modi as a suitable candidate for the Prime Minister's post.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mamata, Sonowal, Vijayan most suited for CM's post
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The incumbent chief ministers of Kerala, Assam and West Bengal are still far ahead in terms of popularity to their nearest challengers for office. In Tamil Nadu the leader of the main opposition party is more favoured for the office of chief minister than the incumbent one. In Puducherry, N Rangaswamy of All India N.R. Congress (AINRC) is the popular choice for the post of chief minister.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Assam: NDA's vote share to rise, may win 72 seats
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliances (NDA) vote share is likely to increase by 1.9 per cent in the upcoming Assam elections, while it may bag 72 seats out of the overall 126, the IANS-CVoter survey revealed on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
LDF may win Kerala assembly polls with 87 seats
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The CPI (M)-led Left Democratic Front is going to give a tough fight to the Congress-United Democratic Front coalition and the Bharatiya Janata Party in the upcoming assembly elections in Kerala, as it is likely to win 87 seats out of 140 and have a vote share of over 40 per cent, the IANS-CVoter survey revealed on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Now Karnataka to act against illegal abattoirs
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) Karnataka is mulling tough action against illegal abattoirs across the state which are the primary reason for 'illegal slaughtering' of cattle especially cows, said state Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chauhan on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
70% people in Bengal, Assam satisfied with PM's work
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Around 70 per cent of people in West Bengal and Assam are satisfied with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies and works, stated a survey carried out by IANS C-Voter.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
I-League: Mohammedans face unbeaten Real Kashmir
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) With their place in the I-League's top-six on the line, Mohammedan Sporting will face a tough challenge against an unbeaten Real Kashmir at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) on Sunday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Left-Cong to hold mega rally at Kolkata's brigade ground tomorrow
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led Left Front, Congress and Pirzada Abbas Siddiqui's Indian Secular Front (ISF) will organise a mega rally in Kolkata's iconic brigade parade ground on Sunday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
People in TN unsatisfied with Centre's works: CVOTER
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) People in Tamil Nadu are unsatisfied with the development works carried out by the BJP-ruled Centre, stated a survey carried out by IANS C-Voter.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
TMC likely to get 156 seats in Bengal, BJP 100 out of 294 seats
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) It is a straight war between Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the BJP in West Bengal, which voted left parties to power, for many decades since independence. Though, it seems the TMC has a clear edge in this political fight, BJP is not far behind and likely to make a huge dent in the political equation of the state.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mamata winning Bengal, BJP perception battle
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The battle for the states is a mixed bag with Mamata Banerjee projected to win the high-stakes battle for West Bengal despite losing the war of perception, DMK-Congress is sweeping Tamil Nadu, the Left is comfortably retaining Kerala while the BJP is retaining Assam and the AINRC--BJP alliance in Puducherry is slated to be victorious, as per the IANS C Voter opinion poll wave 2.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
NDA projected to form govt with 2/3rd majority in Puducherry
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) : The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is likely to form the government in Puducherry by bagging close to two-third assembly seats in the upcoming election of the UT scheduled on April 6, the IANS C-voter opinion poll has projected.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
49% people in Kerala 'not satisfied' with Amit Shah's work: Survey
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Almost half of a group of people in poll-bound Kerala expressed their dissatisfaction with the work of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the IANS C-Voter Opinion Poll survey said.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
EC holds transfer of 18 police officers in Assam
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Election Commission on Saturday kept the transfer orders of 12 Indian Police Service (IPS) and six Assam Police Service (APS) officers on "abeyance" in the poll-bound Assam considering impostition of Model Code of Conduct in the state.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Temple culture linked to Goa's cultural identity: CM
Panaji, Feb 27 (IANS) If culture associated with Goa's temples vanishes, then it will be difficult to preserve Goan culture in its entirety, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
ISL: Mumbai-ATK Mohun Bagan showdown for top spot (Match Preview 110)
Bambolim (Goa), Feb 27 (IANS) The final match of the Indian Super League's (ISL) group stage will also decide which team finishes on top of the points table as top-ranked ATK Mohun Bagan clash with second-placed Mumbai City at the GMC Stadium on Sunday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Bhumi: Can't imagine how career would shape up without 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha'
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Bhumi Pednekar is currently shooting for Badhaai Do in Rishikesh, where she shot for her first film, the 2015 release Dum Laga Ke Haisha, six years ago. She says her debut film will always be a milestone in her life and she cannot imagine how her career would have shaped up without it.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
S. Korea: Innovative syringe to increase Covid vax doses
Seoul, Feb 27 (IANS) South Korea's health authorities on Saturday issued a new guideline to vaccination centres across the nation, asking medical staff members to maximise the number of Covid jabs per vaccine bottle by utilising innovative syringes.
2021-02-27
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
England unwind at golf course, white ball players joins at hotel
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian and England teams are treating their bio-bubble lives a bit differently from each other. The Indian team is not rotating its players and relaxing inside the hotels while the England team is rotating players and even finding opportunities to go outdoors.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Odisha allows Jatra shows with cap of 2,000 persons
Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday released Covid-19 guidelines for March allowing the Jatra organisers to hold shows subject to a ceiling of 2,000 persons.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Vast cracks free huge iceberg in Antarctica
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Almost a decade after scientists at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) first detected growth of vast cracks, a huge iceberg, more than 20 times the size of Manhattan, in Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf has now broken off.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Germany thrash India 5-0 in first women's hockey match
Dusseldorf, Feb 27 (IANS) World No.3 Germany side thrashed world No.9 Indian women's hockey team 5-0 in the first match of the four-match series here on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Hockey
Artists perform 'Ragini' in support of farmers at Ghazipur
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Showing solidarity with the farmers protesting against the three new farm laws enacted last year, Noida artists performed 'Ragini' at the protest site at Ghazipur border here.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Recreated version of 'Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si' out on March 2
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Kishore Kumars immortal song Ek Ladki bheegi bhaagi si, which co-starred Madhubala and featured in the 1958 superhit comedy Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, is set for a recreation, due to be out on March 2.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Police, Army foil Maoists terror plot, deactivate 83 IEDs
Gaya (Bihar), Feb 27 (IANS) A joint operation launched by the Bihar police and the Army averted a major terror attack planned by the Maoists near the Chakrabandha police station area in Naxal-affected Gaya district in Bihar. The security forces recovered and disabled 83 IEDs planted on the road.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
20 Gyuto Tantric Monastery monks test positive in Himachal
Dharamsala, Feb 27 (IANS) Twenty monks of the Gyuto Tantric Monastery belonging to 17th Karmapa, the third most important Tibetan religious head who is currently staying abroad, were tested Covid positive on Saturday, doctors said. They have no travel history.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
DCW notice to Delhi cops over stabbing of boy
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued a notice to Delhi Police in connection with the stabbing of a boy in Kalkaji area of south Delhi when he confronted his sister's stalker.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Pak ready to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue: Imran
Islambad, Feb 27 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has renewed his open offer for dialogue to resolve all outstanding issues with India. Khan gave his statement welcoming the ceasefire recently announced between Indian and Pakistani border security forces along the Line of Control (LoC).
2021-02-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Scam 1992' star Pratik Gandhi completes 'Atithi Bhooto Bhava' shoot
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Pratik Gandhi has wrapped up the shoot of his upcoming Bollywood film, Atithi Bhooto Bhava. The film will see the Scam 1992 fame actor share screen space with Jackie Shroff and Sharmin Segal.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IAF precision strike to mark 2 yrs of Balakot ops
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian Air Force carried out a long range precision strike against a practice target to mark the second anniversary of the Balakot operation.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Jogira Sara Ra Ra! a special film for Nawazuddin, Kushan Nandy post lockdown
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Kushan Nandy says his upcoming film Jogira Sara Ra Ra! is special for lead actor Nawazuddin and him.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi World Cup: English shooters' quarantine halved to 7 days
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) In a big respite for English shooters preparing to compete at next month's New Delhi's World Cup, India's union health ministry has agreed to halve the 14-day quarantine period, a privilege that was granted to the England cricket team now playing in India at the moment.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
On the trail of 12 Indian fugitives who fled to London
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) At a time when a British court has ordered the extradition of diamantaire Nirav Modi to India to stand trial in a Rs 13,500 crore bank fraud after dismissing arguments of his "mental health concerns," saying they are not unusual in a man in his circumstances, while that of billionaire Vijay Mallya, also accused of financial crimes, hangs in the balance, a new book delves into 12 extraordinary cases over seven decades that have seen London emerge as a safe haven for those who want to escape the law in India and unravels the legal quagmire that has caused much debate in Her Majesty's courts - and consternation in New Delhi's corridors of power.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
2 arrested for plotting to assassinate activist Sushil Pandit
New Delhi, Feb 27 ( IANS ) In a major development, the Delhi Police on Saturday arrested two persons for allegedly conspiring to assassinate Kashmiri activist Sushil Pandit.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC seeks govt response on funds for TS patient
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre and AAP government in Delhi whether Rs five lakh for treatment of a patient suffering from Turner Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder causing deformity, can be made available after All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said that it has no funds.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Off-the-field 'doosra': Ashwin lashes out at pitch critics
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) India off-spinner R Ashwin's media interaction here turned a bit bitter at one point after an English journalist asked him about the pitch and whether the cricketer thought the pitch for the third Test was good.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Athawale demands 15% reservation for Kshatriyas in UP
Lucknow, Feb 27 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Ramdas Athawale on Saturday demanded 15 per cent reservation for the Kshatriya community in Uttar Pradesh. Speaking to the media in Lucknow Athawale said, "People of any community who live below the poverty line should be given reservation."
2021-02-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
SC stays quashing of FIR against T'gana minister
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court has stayed a Telangana High Court order which quashed a 2017 FIR lodged against Telangana Education Minister Audimulapu Suresh and his civil servant wife T.N. Vijayalakshmi, in an alleged disproportionate assets case.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Malaysia logs 2,364 new Covid cases, 10 deaths
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 27 (IANS) Malaysia has reported 2,364 new Covid-19 infections, pushing the tally to 298,315.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Shah to visit poll-bound Puducherry, Tamil Nadu on Sunday
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Union Home Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Amit Shah will visit poll-bound Puducherry and Tamil Nadu on Sunday to participate in various poll-related programmes of the party.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indonesia reports 6,208 new Covid cases
Jakarta, Feb 27 (IANS) Indonesia's Covid tally has mounted to 1,329,074 with 6,208 fresh cases, while the country's death toll rose to 35,981 with 195 new fatalities, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Aerobic may help slow memory loss for Alzheimer's dementia patients
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Aerobic exercise may help slow memory loss for older adults living with Alzheimer's dementia, says a new research.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
BJP begins selection process for candidates in poll-bound states, UT
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Ahead of Assembly elections in four poll-bound states and a Union Territory beginning from March end, the BJP has kick-started its process to identify and select potential candidates.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kapu reservation leaders summoned for burning train
Amaravati, Feb 27 (IANS) Kapu reservation movement leader Mudragada Padmanabham and 41 others were served summons by the Railway Court for their alleged role in the burning of a train five years ago in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Iran to support Syria in fight against terrorism
Tehran, Feb 27 (IANS) Iran will keep supporting the Syrian government in fighting against terrorism, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a telephonic conversation with the Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Beijing's new economic forms robust in 2020
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) Beijing's new economic forms have displayed robust performance in 2020 despite the Covid-19 epidemic, official figures showed.
2021-02-27
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Politics
4 causes of 'Zoom fatigue' identified
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) As logging onto popular video chat platforms to connect with colleagues, family and friends has become the new normal amid the pandemic, Stanford University researchers have identified four consequences of prolonged video chats that can contribute to the feeling commonly known as 'Zoom fatigue.'
2021-02-27
Category: India, New Delhi,Technology
Foreign skeet coach abandons Indian shooters before Olympics
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Italian skeet coach Ennio Falco will not train Indian shooters preparing for this year's Olympic Games as he has joined the Qatar national squad, an official of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
IMPPA urges Maha govt to form committee for subsidy to Marathi films
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association (IMPPA) has written a letter to the Cultural Affairs department of Maharashtra government highlighting lack of adequate subsidy to Marathi films over the past three years, which in turn is affecting the Marathi film industry.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Health official among first Thai to get Covid jab
Bangkok, Feb 27 (IANS) Thai Permanent Secretary for Public Health Kiatiphum Wongrajit will become the first in the country to receive the Covid vaccine on Sunday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
IndiGo's select flights from Mumbai Airport from March 10
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Airline major IndiGo on Saturday said it will operate select flight to and from Terminal 1 at the Mumbai International Airport from March 10.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Afghans want dignified, permanent peace'
Kabul, Feb 27 (IANS) Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said the international community has kept the country's citizens away from their fundamental rights of peace during the last four decades, reiterating that the people now want permanent and dignified peace.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Israel,Politics
21% Indians to take Covid vax at pvt hospitals
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) As the next phase of the Covid vaccination drive is slated to commence in two days, 21 per cent of Indians are likely to take their vaccines on payment basis at private hospitals, a survey has revealed.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana CM launches four schemes to mark Guru Ravidas anniversary
Chandigarh, Feb 27 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday launched four welfare schemes at a state-level programme organised here to mark the 644th birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
RSS has destroyed institutions and free press: Rahul
Chennai, Feb 27 (IANS) Congress leader and former AICC president Rahul Gandhi has charged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS) has destroyed the free press and institutions in the country in a systematic manner over the past six years. He was addressing a meeting of advocates at VO Chidambaram college hall, Tuticorn, on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
China's R&D spending to hit $372B in 2020
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) China's spending on research and development (R&D) has seen rapid growth during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020).
2021-02-27
Category: International, China,Technology
Sonakshi Sinha: We're all sheltered by mother nature
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Sonakshi Sinha took out time on Saturday to reconnect with Mother Nature.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Youth Cong protests fuel price hike outside Smriti Irani's residence
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian Youth Congress on Saturday organised a protest against rising inflation, petrol, diesel and gas cylinder prices outside the residence of Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani, in New Delhi. Hundreds of Congress workers gathered and shouted slogans against the Central government.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vietnam's Covid cases hit 2,432
Hanoi, Feb 27 (IANS) Vietnam on Saturday reported six new Covid cases, taking the total tally to 2,432, according to the Health Ministry.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
97 new cases, no Covid death in J&K in 24 hrs
Jammu, Feb 27 (IANS) J&K saw 97 new Covid cases on Saturday and 72 patients were discharged from hospital after recovering while no Covid-related death was reported from anywhere in the state during the last 24 hours.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
'Hunar Haat plays phenomenal role in Vocal for Local'
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that the 'Hunar Haat' is playing a "phenomenal and perfect role" in making 'Vocal for Local' campaign a mass movement.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B'desh logs 407 new coronavirus cases
Dhaka, Feb 27 (IANS) Bangladesh has reported 407 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 545,831, health officials said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vidyut Jammwal dedicates 'Teri mitti' song to mothers of stuntmen
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Bollywood action hero and martial arts enthusiast Vidyut Jammwal on Saturday dedicated a song for the mothers of stuntmen and action choreographers working on sets of films, who are all the time worried about the well-being of their sons.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
1 dead, 3 hurt in car-truck collision on Delhi-Jaipur e-way
Gurugram, Feb 27 (IANS) One person died and three people, including two women, were critically injured in a collision between a SUV and a truck near Rajiv Chowk on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway, the police said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
On BSY birthday, PM calls him 'most experienced leader' (Ld)
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) Warm birthday greetings poured in from all over the country, including BJP stalwarts like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, to Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa who celebrated his 78th birthday on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Azerbaijan Prez hails China's vax commitment
Baku, Feb 27 (IANS) Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev has lauded China for upholding the Covid-19 vaccine supply commitment, as he expressed concern over an apparent disparity in global vaccine distribution.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Azerbaijan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Urvashi Rautela: Excited about my first International music album 'Versace'
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela has shot her debut international music album titled Versace with Egyptian actor Mohamed Ramadan, and is naturally excited about it.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Why Punjab CM not acting against gangsters? asks BJP
Chandigarh, Feb 27 (IANS) Slamming Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for not taking action against gangsters, senior Punjab BJP leader Vineet Joshi on Saturday accused the Chief Minister of maintaining "silence" against two gangsters for vote bank politics.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
HK reports 33 new Covid cases, tally over 10K
Hong Kong, Feb 27 (IANS) Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) on Saturday reported 33 fresh Covid infections, taking the tally to 10,983.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine,Politics
G-23 row: Cong says leaders respected but should do more in elections
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Congress tried to smoothen things out after the group of dissenters chose to attack the party leadership over ignoring them and not consulting the party leaders in decision making or not building a consensus on any decision.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Paddy procurement sees hike from last year
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Paddy procurement has registered an increase of 16.37 per cent against the last year's corresponding purchase of 570.30 LMT and paddy procurement for kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in Punjab, Haryana, UP, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Karnataka, West Bengal and Tripura.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
On BSY birthday, PM calls him 'most experienced leader'
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) Warm birthday greetings poured from all over the country, including BJP stalwarts like Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Union home minister, Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Aditya Nath, to Karnataka Chief Minister, B. S. Yediyurappa who celebrated his 78th birthday on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
How bacteria defeat cystic fibrosis drugs
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a slimy strategy used by bacteria to defeat antibiotics and other drugs used to combat infections afflicting people with cystic fibrosis.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
From being mocked & doubted, Bumrah's 'action' takes him far
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) When Jasprit Bumrah started troubling young batsmen with pace generated by his quick arm action and short run-up at his school's cricket academy, a few other pace-bowling trainees approached their coach, mocking and doubting his action.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Wholesale growth expected to continue for tractors, PVs, 2Ws: Emkay
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Wholesale growth is expected to continue for tractors, passenger vehicles and two-wheelers said equity research firm Emkay.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NIA names 4 in Delhi-Jharkhand human trafficking charge sheet
Ranchi, Feb 27 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday filed its first supplementary charge sheet against four people for running a human trafficking racket from Jharkhand to Delhi and neighbouring states.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
64 full human genomes sequenced at high-res
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Two decades after the successful completion of the Human Genome Project, an international group of researchers has now sequenced 64 human genomes at high resolution.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
'Brazil logs 13.5% unemployment in 2020'
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 27 (IANS) Brazil recorded 13.5 per cent unemployment in 2020, equivalent to 13.4 million people and the highest level since 2012, the state-run Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) reported.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Centre finalises One District One Focus Product to promote in cluster approach
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Centre on Saturday said that the list of One District One Focus Product (ODOFP), which will be promoted in a cluster approach through convergence of the various schemes, has been finalised. The products have been identified from agricultural, horticultural, animal, poultry, milk, fisheries and aquaculture, marine sectors for 728 districts across the country.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Odisha passes resolution on Jagannath Heritage Corridor project
Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 (IANS) The Odisha Assembly on Saturday passed a resolution unanimously regarding the Jagannath Heritage Corridor project.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion
2.67 crore voters in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Electoral Officer Tikka Ram Meena on Saturday said Kerala has 2,67,31,509 voters which include 1,37,79,263 women, 1,29,52,025 men and 221 transgender voters.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'AP govt escaping from responsibility in VSP privatisation'
Visakhapatnam, Feb 27 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national spokesperson Kommareddy Pattabhi Ram on Saturday alleged that the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy-led Andhra Pradesh government is escaping from its responsibility in the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) issue.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Hungarian Prez receives Covid vaccine jab
Budapest, Feb 27 (IANS) Hungarian President Janos Ader got vaccinated against Covid-19, news agency MTI reported.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Hungary,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cabinet Secy reviews surge in Covid-19 cases
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Saturday chaired a high-level review meeting with Chief Secretaries of various states and Union Territories and advised them not to lower their guard, enforce Covid-19 appropriate behaviour and deal firmly with the violations.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Expected by Oct, 5G 'Test Bed' to boost telecom technology (IANS Exclusive Part-3)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Aimed at taking lead in 5G deployment, India's ongoing project to set up 'Indigenous 5G Test Bed' is expected to be ready by October this year to enhance national capability in telecom technology, giving a fillip to Indian telecom manufacturers.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Reduced circle rates in Delhi kick in
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi government has notified the 20 per cent reduced circle rates for land and immovable properties to boost transactions in real estate.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
'Normandy summit needed to resolve Donbas feud'
Kiev, Feb 27 (IANS) Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said that a Normandy Four leaders summit is needed to achieve the progress in conflict resolution in Donbas, according to Interfax-Ukraine news agency.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics,Defence/Security
Why children go missing in Delhi? (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Tracing missing children is one of the prominent challenges before the Delhi. In recent times, the police have paid special attention to trace missing children with the Commissioner announcing out-of-turn promotion to policemen who trace and recover missing children.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Praveshotsav' campaign launched to admit children to schools in Bihar
Patna, Feb 27 (IANS) Schools from classes 1 to 5 are scheduled to resume in Bihar from March 1 after a long gap in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The Bihar government also plans to launch a 'Praveshotsav' campaign to enrol students in schools. Under this campaign, special efforts will be made for enrolment of students from classes 1 to 9.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Russia logs 11,534 new Covid infections
Moscow, Feb 27 (IANS) Russia has reported 11,534 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 4,234,720, the Covid-19 response centre said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Non-ferrous metals demand aided engineering exports'
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A sharp rise in global demand for non-ferrous metals like copper, aluminium and zinc along with their products have aided India's engineering exports through the Covid-19 pandemic, an EEPC India analysis showed on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
DDA approves Green Development Area policy
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has approved its Green Development Area (GDA) policy with some proposed modifications under its Master Plan-2021 and has sought a response from the public regarding the modifications within the next 45 days.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
John Abraham : Working in action films is like doing an item song for me
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actor John Abraham returns in a new action avatar in the gangster drama Mumbai Saga. He says performing an action scene, to him, is like doing an item song, and adds that he likes working in mass-oriented films because the mass audience has shaped his career.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Google AI helping improve maternal health, save wildlife
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Researchers from Google Research and IIT Madras have designed an AI technology that could provide an indication of women who are at risk of dropping out from the health information programme.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Afghanistan's Covid tally mounts to 55,714
Kabul, Feb 27 (IANS) Afghanistan on Saturday reported 7 new Covid cases, pushing the country's tally to 55,714, the Ministry of Public Health said.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'All school kidnapping captives freed in Nigeria'
Lagos, Feb 27 (IANS) Scores of students and staff abducted about a week ago from a boarding school in Niger state have been freed, said a Spokesperson of the state Governor on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Portugal,Politics,Defence/Security
Madhuri: 'Choli ke peeche', 'Ek do teen', 'Chane ke khet' put me to test
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene says performances like Choli ke piche kya hai, Chane ke khet mein, Ke sera sera, Ek do teen and Tamma tamma put her to test.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India, B'desh won't allow misuse of territory
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) India and Bangladesh on Saturday reaffirmed their decision to not allow their territories to be used for any activity inimical to each other's interests.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Rahul Roy: Doctors are happy with my recovery and progress
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actor Rahul Roy says he is recovering gradually and doctors are happy with his progress. The 53-year-old actor took to Instagram on Saturday to share a photo of his twin brother Rohit along with a photograph of himself. The actor says it feels good to get back in shape and he can't wait to face the camera!
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Centre fixes Covid vax price at Rs 250/dose
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Union Government has fixed the price of vaccines at Rs 250 for a dose which would be available at private hospitals for people above 60 years of age and those above 45 years of age with comorbidities, and will be vaccinated starting March 1, sources said.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NHAI develops single lane of 25.54 kms road in record time
Vijayapura (Karnataka), Feb 27 (IANS) The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has achieved a rare feat by completing a single lane of the four-lane stretch of 25.54 km being developed between Vijaypur-Solapur (NH 52) in a record time of 18 hours, Union minister for Road Transport, Highways Nitin Gadkari said on his Twitter handle.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
BJP's counter slogan: Bengal wants its daughter, not aunt
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) A day after the Election Commission (EC) announced poll schedule for West Bengal, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday launched a counter campaign targeting its arch rival and state's ruling Trinamool Congress' slogan "Bangla Nijer Meyeke Chai (Bengal wants its own daughter).
2021-02-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ajay Devgn starts shooting for Bhansali's 'Gangubai Kathiawadi'
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn started shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansalis Gangubai Kathiawadi on Saturday, and a picture of the actor from the set is doing the rounds all through the day. In the image, Ajay is seen reading the script and Bhansali stands next to him.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Both Bhutto Sahib and Benazir were firm believers that Kashmir can't be left in the hands of the generals
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Bhutto Sahib and Benazir Bhutto were both firm believers that intricate issues such as Kashmir cannot be left in the hands of generals, says Ambassador Shamshul Hassan in his book, "Life with the Bhuttos."
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
NZ to move up Covid-19 alert levels
Wellington, Feb 27 (IANS) New Zealand is mulling to move up its Covid-19 alert levels after two fresh community cases were confirmed on Saturday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
Indian women's ODI, T20I teams for series vs S Africa named
Lucknow, Feb 27 (IANS) Wicketkeeper Taniya Bhatia from Punjab and Andhra Pradesh-born all-rounder Shikha Pandey do not figure in Indian One-day International (ODI) and T20 squads announced on Saturday. India will play five ODIs and three T20s against South Africa here, beginning March 7.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Sitharaman joins leaders of tomorrow at IIM Ahmedabad for interactive session
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), welcomed Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman as she joined MBA students of the globally recognized, premier management institute, for an interactive session on the theme 'The Economic Rebound and the Indian Economy in 2021 and Beyond with its students.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy
Mayawati pays tribute to Sant Ravidas, asks govt to follow in his footsteps
Lucknow, Feb 27 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) National President Mayawati on Saturday paid tribute to Sant Ravidas and greeted the people of Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of Sant Ravidas Jayanti. She also appealed to the Central government to provide relief to the common man by controlling inflation.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'Apparel exporters in Faridabad should get benefits of EPCG'
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has urged the Centre to declare Faridabad, Delhi and Erode as 'Towns of Export Excellence' which would help exporters set up expensive facilities for common use by exporters in the region.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Worldwide HCP shipments grow 5.6% in Q4: IDC
San Francisco, Feb 27 (IANS) Led by PC and printer major HP Inc., the worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market saw overall shipments grow 5.6 per cent year over year to approximately 27 million units in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to an International Data Corporation (IDC) report.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'The Code Breaker' is an uplifting tale in trying times
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) In these days of the coronavirus pandemic, Walter Isaacson, the bestselling author of "Leonardo da Vinci" and "Steve Jobs", returns with "The Code Breaker" (Simon & Schuster), a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books
Taapsee Pannu: I thoroughly detest dubbing
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu on Saturday confessed that she thoroughly detests dubbing.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gehlot, Pilot take same chopper as bypolls near
Jaipur, Feb 27 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his former deputy Sachin Pilot on Saturday were seen sharing the same helicopter as they flew to address a Krishi Mahapanchayat at Shri Dungargarh, presenting a united face of the state Congress after many months of bickering.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Shivaji, Sambhaji helped retain Hindu culture in Goa: CM
Panaji, Feb 27 (IANS) Maratha king Chattraparti Shivaji and his son Sambhaji helped preserve Hindu culture and swadharma, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said at a Marathi day function held in Sanquelim in North Goa district.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goons using my name for extortion: RJD MLA
Patna, Feb 27 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Reet Lal Yadav has claimed that anti-social elements were making extortion calls in his name to harm his political career.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
R. Madhavan, Khushali Kumar join 'Pawri' bandwagon
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actors R. Madhavan and Khushali Kumar, who are busy shooting for their upcoming movie Dahi Cheeni, joined the viral Pawri ho rahi hai meme bandwagon but with a spin.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Farmers worried as numbers fall at protest sites
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) More than three months have passed since the farmers agitation began. At present the number of people at the Ghazipur Border appears to be thinning, particularly in the last one month.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
OPPO Enco X earbuds bring premium sound under Rs 10K
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Truly Wireless Stereo (TWS) headphones category has exploded in the last couple of years and in India, the TWS market soared 723 per cent (on-year) in the third quarter (Q3) of last year.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Uruguay thanks China for Covid vaccine aid
Montevideo, Feb 27 (IANS) Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou has expressed appreciation to China for sending coronavirus vaccine to this South American country.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Uruguay,Health/Medicine,Politics
'One District One Focus Product' list finalized
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare along with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries has finalized products from agricultural, horticultural, animal, poultry, milk, fisheries, aquaculture and marine sectors for the 'One District One Focus Product' (ODOFP) covering 728 districts across the country.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Thailand reports 72 new Covid cases
Bangkok, Feb 27 (IANS) Thailand on Saturday logged 72 fresh Covid cases, according to a report of the Centre for the Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
2021-02-27
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
The Girl On The Train: Derailed drama (IANS Review; Rating: * *)
The Girl On The Train; Cast: Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kirti Kulhari, Avinash Tiwary, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Nisha Aaliya, Shamaun Ahmed; Director: Ribhu Dasgupta; Rating: * * (two stars)
2021-02-27
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Afghanistan marks National Day of Armed Forces
Kabul, Feb 27 (IANS) Afghanistan on Saturday marked the National Day of Armed Forces as the security forces continued fighting a Taliban-led insurgency, the state-run TV channel reported.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
BJP demands disqualification of AAP candidate in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded the cancellation of the candidature of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate, Dhirendra Kumar, from the Election Commission for concealing information in his poll affidavit.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hrithik records statement with Crime Branch against Kangana
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan on Saturday recorded his statement with Crime Branch in an ongoing case filed against actress Kangana Ranaut.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
FB waives fees for small businesses on 'Checkout on Shops'
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) In a bid to further help small businesses navigate the road to recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, Facebook has announced to waive fees for small businesses selling with its 'Checkout on Shops feature through June 2021.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Are good bacterias getting viral infections?
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Researchers have developed a test to determine if bacteria are sick, similar to the one used to test humans for Covid-19.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Smartphones may help keep glaucoma blindness at bay
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Smartphones, often blamed for eye strains and other problems, can also come to your aid as researchers have found that these devices could be used to scan people's eyes for early-warning signs of glaucoma, helping to prevent severe ocular diseases and blindness.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Health/Medicine
Surprisingly, Ravi Shastri indulges in 'banter' on social media
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian cricket team's landslide win over England in the third Test match seems to have allowed coach Ravi Shastri to indulge in humour on social media. In a rare reply to a tweet, Shastri on Saturday wrote "love the banter" on his handle.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Dust from Raj to make Delhi's AQI worse
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The air quality of the national capital slightly improved on Saturday, with the hourly average air quality index at 200 microgram per cubic meter but it is likely to deteriorate in the coming days.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Priyanka visits Ravidas temple in Varanasi
Varanasi, Feb 27 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday attended the the 644th birth anniversary celebration of Sant Shiromani Shri Guru Ravidas ji Maharaj at Seer Govardhanpur of the Ravidas temple in Varanasi.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Truck driver beaten to death in Tripura
Agartala, Feb 27 (IANS) A 54-year-old truck driver was beaten to death by unidentified assailants in Tripura while he was driving his goods-laden vehicle from Assam to Agartala, the police said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jennifer Aniston reveals secret to being a 'happy girl'
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston revealed the secret behind her happiness. She says it is coffee. 
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NITI Aayog propose vax price between Rs 300-500
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The NITI Aayog has promulgated a price range of Rs 300-500 for two Covid vaccines that would be available for the priority group at private facilities in the third phase of vaccination set to begin from March 1, sources privy to the development told IANS, adding that the Bharat Biotech's Covaxin would cost a bit higher.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
15 ministries engaged to make India self-reliant on toys
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to make India self-reliant in manufacturing toys, the government is ready with National Toy Action Plan, engaging 15 ministries and departments.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kangana accuses Twitter of shadow banning her account
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut on Saturday accused the microblogging platform Twitter of shadow banning her account. Kangana says the Twitter management is scared of her but can't suspend her and hence the shadow ban.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
Supriya Pilgaonkar: I was destined to be an actor
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actress Supriya Pilagaonkar will soon be seen in the show Janani. Twenty-seven years into her career, she surprises you saying she never planned to be an actor.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bollywood still links women's beauty to fair skin: AI
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) For Bollywood, beautiful women have fair skin, according to an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based computer analysis which reveals that conception of beauty has remained consistent through the years in the film industry centred in Mumbai.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
Ethiopia logs 935 fresh Covid cases
Addis Ababa, Feb 27 (IANS) Ethiopia has reported 935 fresh Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the cumulative tally to 157,047, health ministry said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Andhra Guv congratulates Sahitya Akademi award winner
Amaravati, Feb 27 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan congratulated Velcheru Narayana Rao for bagging the Sahitya Akademi award for his contribution to Telugu literature and research in Telugu and Sanskrit languages.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Politics
Cong list in Kerala holds many surprises
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 27 (IANS) If the latest news coming out from the Congress in Kerala is to be believed and if it turns out to be true, then it is certainly going to be a surprise for many.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Indian team excited to play Germany: Men's hockey captain Sreejesh
Krefeld (Germany), Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team, ranked No.4 in the world, is ready to face world No.6 Germany in the first of the four-match tour of Europe beginning here on Sunday, said an upbeat captain PR Sreejesh.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Hockey
Bumrah released from Indian Test squad on his request: BCCI
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been released from the Indian team on his request, the Indian cricket board announced on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Man kills wife after scuffle
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A 28-year-old woman has been allegedly beaten to death by her husband after a scuffle here in Rohini's Budh Vihar area, the police said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE: Rebuked Indian teen scripts 'missing' drama
Dubai, Feb 27 (IANS) A 15-year-old Indian girl who went missing after her mobile phone was confiscated by her parents, was found hours later hiding on the rooftop of their Dubai home, police said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
'Brain stimulation & exercise can restore movement in ataxia'
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Researchers have shown that a combination of deep brain stimulation (DBS) and exercise has potential benefits for treating ataxia.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Google fires 150 game developers hired for Stadia: Report
San Francisco, Feb 27 (IANS) Google has reportedly laid off 150 game developers it hired to make world-class games for its Cloud streaming service Stadia, after it announced to shut down its Stadia Games and Entertainment devision earlier this month.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
NASA picks Astra Space for TROPICS mission launch service
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) NASA has selected California-based space company Astra Space to provide a launch service for the agency's TROPICS mission which consists of a constellation of six CubeSats and will increase the scientific community's understanding of storm processes.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Technology
Apple, Croma join hands on Jobs' birth anniversary
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Croma, Indias first omnichannel electronics retailer from the Tata Group today announced the launch of its #AppleYou&Croma programme to commemorate the birth anniversary of Apple founder Steve Jobs.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modi asks toy makers to get global, try e-markets
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the toy makers of the country to try e-markets and get smarter on marketing their products so that Indian toys could be taken globally.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
63% will not pay more than Rs 600 for Covid vax
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A 63 per cent of those planning to take the Covid-19 vaccine in the next phase starting March 1 in private hospitals will not pay more than Rs 600 in total charges (two vaccine doses), as per a survey by LocalCircles.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Use less plastic to make toys: PM tells industries
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to the toy industries in the country to use less plastic to manufacture toys.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pak's PPP leader claims her house attacked by goons
Karachi, Feb 27 (IANS) Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Palwasha Khan on Saturday said that her house was attacked by five "goons", as she feels threatened by her move to contest the Senate poll.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India must play pro-active role on Indus Waters Treaty (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) brokered between India and Pakistan by the World Bank in 1960 has weathered three wars in 1965, 1971 and 1999 -- as also the September 2016 attack by four heavily armed terrorists that resulted in the death of 19 soldiers and the four attackers and was "the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir in two decades".
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Gold Bond Scheme20-21 to be issued at Rs 4,662/gm
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The new series of Sovereign Gold Bonds 2020-21 will be opened for the period March 1-5, 2021.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
178 new Covid cases in T'gana, tally 2.98L
Hyderabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Telangana on Saturday recorded 178 new Covid-19 cases, raising the state's tally to over 2.98 lakh, even as 148 more people recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours, officials said.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Janhvi Kapoor: Competition is extremely healthy
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Ever since she made her debut in 2018, Janhvi Kapoor has been pitted against her contemporaries by the audience, ans also been compared to her mother, the late superstar Sridevi. The actress insists competition is healthy and says that there is enough work for everyone.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cong calls 'coastal shutdown' in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 27 (IANS) A day after the April 6 assembly polls in Kerala were announced, the Congress-led UDF opposition began a day-long 'coastal hartal' on Saturday protesting a deep sea fishing deal between the Pinarayi Vijayan government and an US firm.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
FM attends G20 Central Bank Governors' Meet
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has participated virtually in the First G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting under the Italian Presidency to discuss policy actions for transformative and equitable recovery.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
China's standing committee session opens Saturday
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) China's top legislature on Saturday opened the 26th Standing Committee session of the 13th NPC, which is slated for March 5.
2021-02-27
Category: International, China,Politics
What corporate investment means for the Tarun Tahiliani label?
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANSlife) One of India's pioneering labels Tarun Tahiliani will now be seen in every important mall and high street in the country as it becomes the latest Indian fashion label to receive investment from Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Nature at its best in Coorg's coffee plantations
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANSlife) In India's coffee heartland Coorg, which is at a driving distance from the city of Bengaluru and nestled in the densely forested Western Ghats, February is the season to find abundant coffee trees laden with small crimson and green berries that hold inside them two green beans each. It is in these Karnataka-based coffee plantations, that many of the flavourful and aromatic coffee beans originate, before they are dried, roasted and ground into the perfect cup of coffee in your hands.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Here's how to shed the 'lockdown kilos'
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANSlife) The coronavirus virus lockdown took a toll on our mental as well as physical well-being. The quarantine period was a tough one for people. There is a steep rise in the number of people who have gained oodles of weight during the pandemic, owing to many challenges and disruption in their regular routine.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Improved economic environment to boost FY21 credit growth'
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Improved economic environment in 2HFY21 and the Centre's focus on higher spending especially on infrastructure will give a boost to FY21 credit growth, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Magnetic Fields Nomads to focus on food, wellness alongside music
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANSlife) In its debut edition, imagined as a three-day, open-air gathering of creatives and community, Magnetic Fields Nomads will strictly adhere to health and safety protocols outlined by the Rajasthan government. It is scheduled to be held at the palatial Nahargarh Ranthambore from March 19-21, 2021 with a cap of 400 attendees
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Over 16K new Covid cases, 113 deaths in last 24 hrs
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Fresh Covid-19 cases are showing an worryingly upward trend over the past one week, with the country reporting 16,488 cases in the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 1,10,79,979 on Saturday, the Union Health Ministry said.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Barcelona, Sevilla's La Liga title chances to tested
Madrid, Feb 27 (IANS) FC Barcelona travel to the Sanchez Pizjuan on Saturday for a game that is absolutely vital to both teams' La Liga title hopes.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Credit features its first ever international brands festival
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANSlife) Nothing brings a shopaholic as much joy as buying state-of-the-art products on sale, at a whim. However, we've all been guilty of adding items to our carts from different companies only to be met with disappointment when we see that they have an excessive delivery fee attached to it or worse -- they do not deliver to your location.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'UK supports Afghan's fight against Taliban'
London, Feb 27 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a telephonic conversation with the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during which the former reiterated his country's continued support to the latter's fight against the Taliban, according to a statement by the British government.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Blood tests offer early indicator of severe Covid: Study
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Researchers have reported that a series of biomarkers, or biological signals, associated with white blood cell activation and obesity can predict severe outcomes in Covid-19 patients.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
New tools assess in-hospital death risk of Covid patients
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Researchers, including an Indian-origin, have developed two novel calculators for predicting which patients admitted to the hospital with Covid-19 are at greatest risk of requiring mechanical ventilation or in-hospital death.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Telly trick: Sudden changes in storyline guarantee TRP leap
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) From Nyra suddenly dying in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and her doppelganger making an entrance to the role of Shyam ending in Shakti Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki, television storylines often leave us amazed and wondering as to why and how the makers decide these sudden changes, sometimes executed almost overnight. It is all about ratings, of course. Many TV actors say they have no option but to adhere to these changes brought in by producers, some of which may even mean that their characters getting cut out of the show.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Maruti Suzuki exports 20L vehicles since 1986-87
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Automobile Maruti Suzuki India on Saturday said it has accomplished two million (20 lakh) vehicle exports.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Australia: Cabinet Minister accused of rape
Canberra, Feb 27 (IANS) A senior member of the Australian government was accused of "historical rape" dating back to the 1980s.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Myanmar envoy to UN defies military regime, denounces coup
United Nations, Feb 27 (IANS) In a dramatic show of defiance Myanmar's Permanent Representative Kyaw Moe Tun has denounced his country's military regime before the General Assembly and declared he would fight for democracy.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Weekend fixtures give Manchester City chance to extend lead
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Manchester City look to extend their winning run to 20 games on Saturday and widen their lead at the top of the Premier League when they host fourth-placed West Ham.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Google pledges $5M to address disparities in Covid vaccinations
San Francisco, Feb 27 (IANS) Data shows that Covid-19 affects people of colour at much higher rates and Google has doubled down on its efforts to address the compounding racial and social inequities of this pandemic.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
West Indies recall Gayle, Edwards for series vs Sri Lanka
St John's (Antigua), Feb 27 (IANS) Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle and experienced fast bowler Fidel Edwards have been named in the West Indies T20I squad to play against Sri Lanka, marking their return to the international stage.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
French law forces Apple to add iPhone, Mac repairability scores
San Francisco, Feb 27 (IANS) A new law has forced Apple to add iPhone and MacBook repairability scores to its online store in France.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
G'gram collects Rs 10.43Cr for 2020 traffic violations
Gurugram, Feb 27 (IANS) Despite a long period of lockdown due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Gurugram Traffic Police have managed to collect Rs 10.43 crore as fine by prosecuting traffic violators in 2020 for various offences.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SunRisers Hyderabad's Warner looking ahead to IPL 2021
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad's David Warner is already looking forward to the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and leading the franchise again, even though the dates of the T20 tournament are yet to be announced.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Over 18K people vaccinated on Day 1 in S.Korea
Seoul, Feb 27 (IANS) As many as 18,500 beneficiaries were inoculated with the Covid-19 jabs on the first day of the vaccination drive across South Korea, a government agency said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Politics
New tool spots security issues with Covid tracing apps
London, Feb 27 (IANS) A team of researchers has developed a tool to identify security and privacy risks associated with Covid-19 contact tracing apps.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Health/Medicine
Lady Gaga's dogs return unharmed
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) A woman has turned in Lady Gagas two French bulldogs at a Los Angeles police station, two days after they were stolen in a brazen armed robbery in Hollywood.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Countdown begins for PSLV rocket's one of longest missions
Chennai, Feb 27 (IANS) The countdown for India's one of the longest rocketing by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket carrying 19 satellites began at 8.54 a.m. on Saturday, said a top official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
2021-02-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech
Tahir Raj Bhasin recalls romantic stunt with Taapsee Pannu in Looop Lapeta
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) A highlight of Tahir Raj Bhasin's filming of the upcoming Looop Lapeta, co-starring Taapsee Pannu was the most romantic stunt he has ever shot for in his career yet.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Fuel prices resurge after 3-day break
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Country's petrol and diesel prices continued its northward march on Saturday, after a three-day break, taking its retail rates to unprecedented levels and burning holes in the consumers pockets.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Global Covid cases top 113 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 113 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.51 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cop shoots self dead in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A policeman on duty in a PCR van allegedly shot himself dead on early Saturday morning in west Delhi's Moti Nagar area.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook launches TikTok-like app for creating, sharing raps
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Facebook has doubled down on its efforts to take on the growing Chinese short-video making platform TikTok, this time by launching a new app for creating and sharing raps.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Fresh snowfall on J&K mountains
Srinagar, Feb 27 (IANS) Rains in plains and snowfall in higher reaches of J&K occurred on Saturday as the meteorological (MET) department forecast same weather conditions during the next 24 hours till Sunday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Super50 Cup: Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana set for final (Preview)
St John's (Antigua), Feb 27 (IANS) Captains Kieron Pollard of Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, and Leon Johnson of Guyana Jaguars are both confident they have the firepower to win the CG Insurance Super50 final and lift the Sir Clive Lloyd Trophy on Saturday night.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Landslides force closure of Jammu-Srinagar NH
Jammu, Feb 27 (IANS) Traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was suspended on Saturday after heavy rains triggered landslides along the Ramban-Ramsoo stretch, officials said.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Super50 Cup: Thomas stars in Leewards win 5th-place playoff
St John's (Antigua), Feb 27 (IANS) Devon Thomas made a career-best 117 to guide Leeward Islands Hurricanes to a seven-wicket win over Barbados Pride in the CG Insurance Super50 Cup fifth place playoff.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Pledges will cut emissions 1% versus 45% needed by 2030: UN
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A United Nations Climate Change report has warned that with all current climate pledges, global emissions in 2030 will only be one per cent lower than emissions in 2010.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fire in Delhi cosmetics factory, one dead
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) One person has been killed in a massive fire that broke out at a cosmetics factory here in Gulabi Bagh area in the early hours of Saturday, officials said.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US report on Saudi killing of journalist underpins Mideast policy shift (News Analysis)
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has personally been blamed in a report released by President Joe Biden's administration for the brazen assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for US media.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ayushmann, Bhumi's talent ensured 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' success: Sharat Katariya
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) The Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pedenkar-starrer Dum Laga Ke Haisha released in 2015 on this day. The films's director Sharat Katariya says the talent of the lead pair and their ability get into the skin of their characters made them so endearing in the storyline.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
10 new imported Covid cases in Chinese mainland
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) The Chinese mainland reported 10 new imported Covid-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 4,984, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Criticism comes from both classical and metal purists: Project MishraM band
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) While most classical musicians their age group seem to really like their music, band members of Project MishraM smile that they get criticism from both Carnatic as well as Metal purists. "I think at the end of the day, we have always wanted to make our own music by incorporating diverse elements. Frankly, we are not here to re-define Carnatic or metal music, or anything of that sort," said Shivaraj Nataraj, the lead vocalist of the Bengaluru-based band that means 'mix' in Sanskrit and also denotes the number seven.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Johnson & Johnson vaccine on track for US emergency approval (Ld)
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) US regulators are working "rapidly" to finalise emergency use authorisation for a Johnson & Johnson vaccine which is on track to become America's third shot against the coronavirus pandemic which has killed 509,000 people in the last 12 months alone - the country's deadliest year.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Iran vows to continue supports for Syria in anti-terror war
Tehran, Feb 27 (IANS) Iran will keep supporting the Syrian government in the fight against terrorism, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a telephone conversation with the Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad on Friday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Gwyneth Paltrow: I gained a lot of weight over Covid
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow confesses binging on pasta and alcohol after she had Covid and blames it for her weight gain.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Singapore's manufacturing output surges 8.6% on year in Jan
Singapore, Feb 27 (IANS) The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) announced on Friday that the country's manufacturing output increased 8.6 per cent year on year in January 2021, compared to the 16.2 per cent increase last December.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy
Prince Harry: British press was destroying my mental health
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Prince Harry has revealed that the British press had been destroying his mental health, citing it as a reason why he and his wife Megan Markle stepped back from their royal responsibilities.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Iran to become major Covid-19 vaccine producer in world: Minister
Tehran, Feb 27 (IANS) Iranian minister of health and medical education Saeed Namaki said on Friday that Iran will turn into a major Covid-19 vaccine producer in the next Iranian spring which begins on March 20, official IRNA news agency reported.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Quarantine fatigue big challenge in Greece a year after 1st case
Athens, Feb 27 (IANS) Quarantine fatigue is one of the most significant challenges in Greece a year after the first Covid-19 case was detected in the country, Greek experts and pollsters said on Friday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine
US panel endorses Johnson & Johnson vaccine for emergency approval
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) After eight hours of non-stop debate, a high powered US vaccine advisory panel endorsed mass use of a single dose Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, putting America just one step away from its third shot against a virus that has killed more than 509,000 Americans in 12 months.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Gujarat MLA dares to violate model code of conduct
Gandhinagar, Feb 27 (IANS) BJP legislator from Waghodia, Madhu Shrivastav, on Friday, dared to violate the model code of conduct and campaign for the BJP on Saturday, even though the campaigning ended on Friday evening.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
British Queen urges vaccine doubters to think about others
London, Feb 27 (IANS) British Queen Elizabeth II on Friday urged those who are hesitant to take the coronavirus vaccine jab to "think about other people".
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Nigeria trains healthcare workers in Covid-19 vaccination
Lagos, Feb 27 (IANS) Health authorities in Nigeria have rolled out a national training program for healthcare workers who will be involved in the Covid-19 vaccination at national and state levels in preparation for the arrival of coronavirus vaccines into the country.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Saudi crown prince approved operation to 'capture or kill' Khashoggi: US report
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) A declassified US intelligence report released on Friday assessed Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud approved an operation to "capture or kill" Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Myanmar military extends non-operation period for one more month
Yangon, Feb 27 (IANS) Myanmar military announced on Friday the extension of suspension period of its operation against armed groups to the end of March.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Canada approves use of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
Ottawa, Feb 27 (IANS) Canada announced its approval of the use of the Covid-19 vaccine co-developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca on Friday, clearing the way for millions of more inoculations in the country.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Above normal temperature in North-West, Eastern India: IMD
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Additional Director General of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday that above normal temperatures are prevailing in parts of North-West and Eastern India.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Need to realise its sense of service to understand RSS: Yogi
Lucknow, Feb 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said here on Friday that to understand the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), one has to understand its sense of service.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Death not due to gunshot, police on farmer's death during tractor rally
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Friday informed the high court that the death of a farmer whose tractor overturned during the tractor rally on Republic Day was due to shock and hemorrhage as a result of head injury, and not due to any gunshot injury.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Covid cases resurge in Gujarat, daily tally rises to 460
Gandhinagar, Feb 27 (IANS) Gujarat is once again seeing a rise in the number of coronavirus cases with 460 cases recorded on Friday, taking its cumulative tally to 2,69,031.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Man involved in overvaluation fraud held in Kolkata
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Customs department in Kolkata achieved a major breakthrough on Friday after its special investigation branch at the Air Cargo Complex nabbed a suspect involved in overvaluation of export goods worth crores of rupees.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iran investigating shooting of its citizens along Pakistani border
Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) At least two people carrying fuel across the Pakistan-Iran border were killed in a shooting incident, prompting Iran to launch an immediate investigation into the matter after angry protests spread across its southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Defence/Security
Impersonating govt official commits suicide after arrest
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) A 60-year-old accused allegedly committed suicide by jumping off from the balcony of his flat in Vidyaranyapura, in Northern Suburb of Bengaluru on Friday, the police said.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ADCs to protect rights of tribal communities: LS Speaker
Shillong, Feb 27 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Friday that the key objective behind setting up the Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) is to protect the rights of the tribal communities of northeast India, provide them equal rights in the decision-making process and ensure that their administration is carried out in accordance with their traditions and conventions.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
I expect many Indian swimmers to get A Cuts by 2024 Oly: Expert
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) Acclaimed Sports Science Expert Dr Genadijus Sokolovas sees a lot of potential in the Indian swimmers after conducting a six-day workshop here on Friday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Covid-19 cases rise in Goa, CM expresses concern
Panaji, Feb 27 (IANS) For the first time in nearly three months, Goa's daily Covid-19 case tally reached three figures, with 100 cases reported in the state on Friday, taking the total tally to 54,871, according to state Health Ministry data.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Recoveries higher than new Covid cases in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) For the second consecutive day, recoveries (642) were higher than new Covid cases (571) in a day across Karnataka, said the state health bulletin on Friday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Harsh Vardhan lays foundation of Nagaland's 2nd medical college
Kohima, Feb 26 (IANS) Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday laid the foundation stone of the Mon Medical College, the second medical college in the northeastern state along Myanmar.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Health/Medicine
Parties in Assam welcome poll schedule, says ready to face voters
Guwahati, Feb 26 (IANS) All major parties, both ruling and opposition, in Assam on Friday welcomed the announcement of the schedule of the election to the 126-member Assembly.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Get ready for work, Kejriwal to AAP councillors in Guj (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Keriwal, who in Surat to take part in a roadshow to celebrate the party's success in the municipal corporation elections in the state, advised the newly elected party councillors to set up offices and get ready to work for the people.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Rs 4,800 cr food subsidy to be released to Chhattisgarh soon'
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Railways and Commerce and Industry on Friday held a meeting with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and told him that Centre will soon release Rs 4,800 crore of food subsidy.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League: Top six positions to be decided on Sunday
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) The race for the top six spots in the I-League is set to go right down to the wire with three teams still in the running to secure a place in Group A of Phase 2, which has two vacant spots.
2021-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Protests in Dhaka after writer's death in jail
Dhaka, Feb 26 (IANS) Protests erupted in Dhaka after writer and blogger Mushtaq Ahmed, denied bail six times, died in Kashimpur jail.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Karnataka rolls out bus parcel, cargo services
Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) The cash-crunch Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) on Friday rolled out parcel and cargo services in its buses across the southern state to make-up for revenue loss incurred due to the Covid pandemic since April 2020.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Cong demands judicial probe into Dadra MP's suicide
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Congress on Friday demanded a judicial probe into the suicide of Independent MP from Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Mohan S. Delkar, who reportedly hanged himself at a Mumbai hotel on Monday, sending shockwaves in the national political circles.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Syrian govt condemns US overnight strike
Damascus, Feb 26 (IANS) The Syrian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the US strikes that targeted positions in eastern Syria before Friday's daybreak, state news agency SANA reported.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Fazza Para Archery: India finish 3rd with 2 gold, 3 silver medals
Dubai, Feb 26 (IANS) Rakesh Kumar on Friday defeated compatriot Shyam Sundar Swami to clinch the Compound Men Open gold medal as India finished their campaign with five medals at the 7th Fazza Para Archery World Ranking Championships-Dubai 2021 here. Overall, India finished third.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
UK court rules 'IS bride' from London can't return home
London, Feb 26 (IANS) A woman who left Britain as a teenager to join the Islamic State (IS) cannot return home, the Supreme Court in London ruled on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ecuador secures 2 mn doses of Chinese Covid vaccine
Quito, Feb 26 (IANS) Ecuador will receive two million doses of the CoronaVac vaccine from the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac for mass vaccination against Covid-19, after negotiations were finalized on Thursday, Ecuadoran Health Minister Juan Carlos Zevallos said.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Ecuador,Health/Medicine
Bolivia launches vaccination drive to combat Covid-19
La Paz, Feb 26 (IANS) Bolivia launched the largest immunization campaign in its history in the eastern city of Santa Cruz to inoculate residents with Covid-19 vaccines developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinopharm.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Paraguay,Health/Medicine
Hetmyer ton guides Guyana Jaguars into Super50 Cup final
St John's (Antigua), Feb 26 (IANS) Shimron Hetmyer pulled Guyana Jaguars out of deep trouble and then went on to score his seventh limited overs century as his team recorded a massive 95-run win over Windwards Volcanoes in the second CG Insurance Super50 Cup semi-final match.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Chile receives third shipment of Chinese vaccines
Santiago, Feb 26 (IANS) Chile received another shipment of anti-Covid-19 CoronaVac vaccines from Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac, following two earlier batches that arrived on January 28 and 31.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Queen urges Covid-19 vaccine doubters to 'think about other people'
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II on Friday urged those who are hesitant to take the coronavirus vaccine jab to "think about other people".
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Emaar approaches local administration over land issues
Gurugram, Feb 26 (IANS) Emaar India has approached the Gurugram District Administration with a request to restrain MGF Group and its associates, affiliates, promoters and directors from creating a third-party rights, title and/or interest on land parcels measuring 63.4 acres (approx) here.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy
Titans lose to Dolphins, miss out on play-offs
Durban, Feb 26 (IANS) The Momentum Multiply Titans missed out on the Betway T20 Challenge play-offs after falling to a seven-run defeat to the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in their final round-robin match here on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Pak has avoided FATF blacklist, claims Pak Minister
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Pakistan has yet again managed to avoid being blacklisted by the global watchdog on money laundering and terror financing, claiming that the possibilities of the country being pushed from the grey list to the black list were zero.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Congress-DMK seat-sharing talks facing hurdles National
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Seat-sharing talks between the Congress and the DMK for the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections have hit a rough patch as Congress sources say that the latter is not conceding to its demands for more seats.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shotgun World Cup: Indian men win skeet team bronze
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Indian men's skeet team, comprising Angadvir Singh Bajwa, Mairaj Ahmed Khan, and Gurjoat Khangura, beat Kazakshtan 6-2 to win team bronze at the shotgun World Cup in Cairo on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
TDP releases manifesto with 10 promises for municipal polls
Amaravati, Feb 26 (IANS) The principal opposition party in Andhra Pradesh, Telugu Desam Party (TDP), on Friday released a manifesto with 10 promises for the forthcoming urban local bodies elections.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Congress gears up for elections as EC sounds poll bugle
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Congress is gearing up for the forthcoming Assembly elections in five states/Union Territory with the Election Commission of India (ECI) announcing the poll schedule on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
War of words over jobs heats up Telangana politics
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A war of words has broken out between Telangana's ruling and opposition parties over jobs created in the state during the last six years, increasing the political heat ahead of next month's elections to two seats of Legislative Council and ensuing by-polls to the Nagarjuna Sagar Assembly seat.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Root & I will discuss where to go with Motera pitch: Silverwood
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) England coach Chris Silverwood has remained non-committal on whether he or the England team management will complain about the pitch in the third Test that ended inside two days with India winning it by 10 wickets here on Thursday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Titans miss out on play-offs after defeat to Dolphins
Durban, Feb 26 (IANS) The Momentum Multiply Titans missed out on the Betway T20 Challenge play-offs after falling to a seven-run defeat to the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in their final round-robin match here on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Kisan Congress stages protest outside Tomar's residence
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Marking the completion of three months of farmers' protest against the three Central farms laws on the borders of Delhi, hundreds of Kisan Congress activists on Friday staged a protest outside Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar's residence here demanding that the three farm laws be repealed.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Railways to restore 8 heritage stations in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) The South Western Railway (SWR) would restore 8 heritage stations in its Bengaluru division, with the help of Intach (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage), an official said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Art/Culture/Books
India exits technical recession, Q3FY21 GDP grows by 0.4% (Roundup)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India has officially exited the technical recession phase that was brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, with official data on Friday showing that the country's Q3FY21 GDP grew by 0.4 per cent.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CBI searches at 5 locations in Haryana in bank fraud case
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday carried out searches at five locations of the Lakshmi Precision Screws Ltd and its directors in Haryana in connection with its probe into a Rs 176.28 crore bank fraud.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
K'taka to oppose TN river linking project legally
Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) Karnataka is readying itself to wage a legal battle in the Supreme Court against Tamil Nadu's ambitious Cauvery-Vellaru-Vaigai-Gundar river linking project, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Basavaraj Bommai said here on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Watching past footage helped me look at myself differently: Ashwin
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) India off-spinner R Ashwin, who picked his 400th Test wicket in the third Test to become only the fourth Indian to reach the milestone after Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh, has said that watching past cricket matches' footage during the Covid-19 lockdown has helped him develop better understanding and made his planning more thorough and effective.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Leverage growing air traffic for robust aircraft leasing industry: Puri
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday said that India must leverage its growing air traffic to establish a robust aircraft leasing industry, which would finance new aircraft deliveries through its own policies and products.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
2 LeT associates held in J&K's Bandipora
Srinagar, Feb 26 (IANS) Two terrorist associates linked with proscribed outfit LeT were arrested from J&K's Bandipora on Friday and some explosives seized from their possession, police said.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Terror hideout busted in J&K; arms, ammunition seized
Jammu, Feb 26 (IANS) Security forces recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition from a militant hideout in J&K's Reasi district.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Resilient Chouhan clinches Glade One Masters golf title
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow dominated the final day's proceedings to win the Glade One Masters golf title with a four-shot margin at 17-under-199 here on Friday. He shot a five-under-67 at the Glade One Golf Resort and made up for his heartbreaking loss on the PGTI last week.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Golf
Fierce political battle likely in TN, Puduchery
Chennai, Feb 26 (IANS) Even before the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday announced that Tamil Nadu and Puduchery will go to the polls in a single phase on April 6, political parties here had already got into the election mode.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
NorthEast qualify for ISL playoffs with 2-0 win over Kerala
Vasco (Goa), Feb 26 (IANS) NorthEast United qualified for the Indian Super League (ISL) playoffs with a 2-0 win over Kerala Blasters at the Tilak Maidan on Friday. NorthEast needed at least a point from the match to cement their place among the top four and an all-round performance helped them leave their playoff rivals FC Goa and Hyderabad FC behind.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Odisha court orders confiscation of Seashore Group's properties
Cuttack, Feb 26 (IANS) A special court in Cuttack has ordered confiscation of the movable and immovable properties belonging to the Seashore Group, one of the companies involved in the massive chit fund scam in Odisha.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pandya, Pant train as Indians chill out after victory
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The Indian team is unlikely to train over the next couple of days after the third Test, the pink-ball game that ended inside two days on Thursday in their favour. However, Hardik Pandya who is looking to regain fitness and get fit for bowling, turned up at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera for training along with wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Andhra registers 96 more Covid infections, tally 8.89 lakh
Amaravati, Feb 26 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh registered 96 new Covid cases on Friday, increasing the state's tally over 8.89 lakh, even as 71 more persons recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala sees 3,671 new Covid cases, positivity rate at 5%
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) The Covid test positivity rate in Kerala on Friday continued to hover around five per cent with 3,761 people turning positive from 67,812 samples tested in the past 24 hours.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Pitch conundrum: To play or not to play
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Ratings for the pitches used for the second Test in Chennai and the third in Motera, like elsewhere in the world, remain in the hands of the International Cricket Council (ICC). While the ICC will decide whether they offered fair competition between bat and ball, both England and India batsmen fell to straight deliveries and not to the ones that turned revealed their lack of application and nerve required for batting on surfaces assisting spin.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Ahead of 3rd phase roll-out, India vaccinates 1.37 crore people
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) : A total 2,84,297 beneficiaries were vaccinated on Friday, the forty second day of nationwide Covid-19 vaccination, in which 1,13,208 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose while 1,71,089 received second dose of vaccine as per the provisional report compiled till 6 pm, ministry of health and family welfare informed.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India's foreign exchange reserves rise by $169 mn
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves rose by just $169 million during the week ended February 19.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Give AAP 5 yrs, Kejriwal appeals to people of Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Feb 26 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal, on Friday asked the people of Gujarat to give the AAP party a chance to form the local bodies in the upcoming polls on Sunday for Tehsil, district and municipality elections in Gujarat.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
OTT regularisation: Content creators air views
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The government has decided to introduce a new set of guidelines for OTT platforms, which has left content creators wondering what will come next. Many on social media have speculated if this is indirect censorship.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
AIIMS Jammu Director meets Union minister Jitendra Singh
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Shakti Gupta, the newly appointed Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jammu discussed AIIMS Jammu's development roadmap with Union Minister Jitendra Singh.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NCDRC's grievance redressal portal operational in 15 states/UTs
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The 'E-Daakhil' portal meant for consumer grievance redressal launched by the National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (NCDRC) in September 2020 is now operational in 15 states and Union Territories.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Promising Babyrojisana learns Hindi to become better boxer
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Teenaged Asian youth champion boxer Babyrojisana Chanu from Manipur is training and taking lessons in Hindi at the same time so as to communicate better with coaches and become a better player as she aims to have podium finish at the World Youth Championships in April.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Pvt centres can take 'service charge' up to Rs 100 per vaccination: Sources
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The private facilities will be able to collect a "service charge" of up to Rs 100 from the beneficiaries to meet the operational expenses they will be incurring during the vaccination drive against Covid-19. This will be in addition to the cost of the vaccines, government sources told IANS on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Malicious complaints damaging husband's reputation mental cruelty: SC
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday held that malicious complaints levelled by a wife against her husband, damaging his reputation, amount to mental cruelty against the husband for the purpose of seeking divorce.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Goa misusing legal provisions to delay Kalasa-Banduri project: Karnataka Law minister
Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) Karnataka law minister, Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said that that the state was ready for any inspection as Karnataka's conscience is clear with regard to implementing Kalasa-Banduri drinking water project, while alleging that Goa was misusing legal provisions to delay this project.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Panic Bond: Equities crash on global sell-off, high yields (Roundup)
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Sell-offs in global bond markets sparked panic in India's benchmark equity indices which declined the most since May 2020 on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Body of 8-yr-old Delhi girl found in Ghaziabad village, four arrested
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Three days after an eight-year-old girl was kidnapped from East Delhi's Kalyanpuri, her body was found on Friday in the sugarcane fields in a village near Modinagar, Ghaziabad. The Delhi police has arrested four persons for the kidnapping cum murder of the girl including her neighbour identified as Jhony alias Shiva.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
U-14 Talent Series tennis: Kothapalli, Sushmita win singles titles
Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) Gandharv Gourav Kothapalli and Sushmita Ravi won the boys' and girls' singles titles, respectively, in the Tattvam KSLTA Under-14 Talent Series here on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Siddharth Nigam, Rits Badiani appear in new romantic song 'Chup'
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actors Siddharth Nigam and Rits Badiani appear in the music video of the new song Chup, which was launched on Friday. The song is sung by Vikas Kumar.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India's Apr-Jan fiscal deficit at over 66% of revised estimate (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India's budgetary fiscal deficit for the April-January 2020-21 period stood at Rs 12.34 lakh crore, or 66.8 per cent of the revised estimates (RE).
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
R-day violence: Court says police duty-bound to conduct impartial probe
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A Delhi court on Friday directed the city police to conduct proper investigation into the case related to the Republic Day violence at the Red Fort, in which actor-activist Deep Sidhu is an accused, and said that the investigating officer is not supposed to collect evidences only to prove the guilt of the accused.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
India's eight core industries' production remains flat in Jan
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The production of India's eight major industries remained flat on a year-on-year basis during January 2021.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ravi Dubey: Creative space is facing the social media bubble
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) While almost every other TV actor has lately been lamenting how social media following is dangerously becoming the sole paramater for getting work on the small screen, Ravi Dubey and Nia Sharma hope the bubble will bust soon.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Maha: Covid-19 toll crossed 52K, cases continue to increase
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) After 27 days, Maharashtra added a thousand Covid fatalities - from 51K on Jan. 29 to 52K-plus, on Friday, even as the number of new cases continued to soar, health officials said.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Boxer Deepak upsets Olympic champ to enter 52kg final
Sofia (Bulgaria), Feb 26 (IANS) India's Deepak Kumar upset reigning Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan 4-1 and entered the final of the 52kg of the 72nd Strandja Memorial boxing tournament on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
CEC Arora to retire a day after overseeing assembly polls in 5 states
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India's chief election commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora will retire on April 30, a day after overseeing assembly elections in five states. While revealing the dates for the assembly elections at Vigyan Bhawan on Friday, he announced that it will be his final press conference.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'The Married Woman' director Sahir Raza: Cinema shouldn't be moulded by anyone's morality
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) A kissing scene in the trailer of the upcoming series The Married Woman has become topic of discussion on social media. Series director Sahir Raza feels makers should be given freedom to make the content they want to.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gujarat launches Mobile App for Budget 2021-22
Gandhinagar, Feb 26 (IANS) Just ahead of the presentation of the State Budget 2021-22 on March 1, Gujarat Finance Minister and also the Deputy Chief Minister, Nitin Patel on Friday announced launching of a mobile application which will make available to it's users all the details of the Budget. It will ensure hassle-free access to the Budget documents to the lawmakers and the general public.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
Covid-19 tally spikes in Goa; 100 cases reported
Panaji, Feb 26 (IANS) For the first time in nearly three months, the daily infection count of Covid-19 cases reached three figures, with 100 cases reported in the state on Friday taking the total tally to 54,871, the data released by the state Health Ministry said.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra CM calls on town planners for futuristic solutions
Amaravati, Feb 26 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy called upon town planners to come up with futuristic solutions to emerging challenges on the goals set by the United Nations Organisation (UNO) for sustainable development.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
E-survey to map nutrition, health status in India launched
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) on Friday announced that it has launched an online e-survey in an endeavour to generate a national level participatory real time data on food intakes, dietary habits and health indicators for mapping nutrition and health status of people across the country.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Shahid Kapoor's portrait of mush in close-up
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor on Friday posted a picture with wife Mira Rajput kissing on the cheek, and the fans are not surprisingly gushing.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nishank inaugurates Rs 5,400 cr road projects in Haridwar
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) While inaugurating two major road projects of the National Highway Authority of India in Haridwar via video conferencing on Friday, Union Education Minister and Haridwar Lok Sabha MP Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said these projects will boost development in the area.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Priyanka to visit Varanasi on Saturday
Varanasi, Feb 26 (IANS) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be visiting Varanasi on Saturday to attend Sant Shiromani Shri Guru Ravidas ji Maharaj birth anniversary celebration at Seer Govardhanpur.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Odisha mandates 7-day home isolation for returnees from 12 states
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday directed 7-day mandatory home isolation for returnees from Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal, Karnataka, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi and Chandigarh to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the state.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana Congress seeks CBI probe into advocate couple's murder
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Telangana's opposition Congress on Friday submitted a memorandum to Governor, Dr Tamilisai Soundarajan, seeking a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the killing of advocate couple.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Everyone must come together for climate: Bill Gates (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Technologist and philanthropist Bill Gates, talking about the perils of climate change in a conversation with Alok Sharma, President of the COP26 Climate Conference, said that it was important that climate be a bi-partisan issue as "we must cap thirty years of progress, not just four years".
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Yusuf Pathan bids bye to all forms of cricket
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) All-rounder Yusuf Pathan, who was a member of India's two World Cup-winning teams, on Friday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India's Apr-Jan fiscal deficit at over 69% of revised estimate
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India's budgetary fiscal deficit for the April-January 2020-21 period stood at Rs 12.34 lakh crore, or 66.8 per cent of the revised estimates (RE).
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
JLF-2022's venue becomes key question for literary aficionados
Jaipur, Feb 26 (IANS) As Jaipur Literature Festival continues to hold its sway, even in its 2021 virtual avatar, the venue of its next edition, hopefully in a physical form, is a hot topic of discussion amongst literature lovers of the Pink City and elsewhere.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
NSE 'regrets' trading halt, defends decision to not move to recovery site
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) In the face of severe criticism over Wednesday's four-hour-long trading halt, the National Stock Exchange said on Friday that it 'sincerely regrets the incident.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Aaron Dominguez reacts to fan asking him to stay away from Selena Gomez
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Aaron Dominguez has been shooting with Selena Gomez for a new series, but fans of the singer-actress don't seem too pleased. Selena's fans have been on a trolling spree and have been messaging Aaron, telling him to stay away her.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Ajay Devgn to start shooting for 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' on Feb 27
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Bollywood star Ajay Devgn will start shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming film Gangubai Kathiawadi on Saturday in the city.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
John Abraham on Emraan Hashmi: Have always been a fan
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) John Abraham will soon be seen on screen with Emraan Hashmi in the film Mumbai Saga. John says he has always been fond of Emraan and would want to work more with him in future.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
3rd Test: Gavaskar, Boycott defend Motera pitch
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The pitch that was used for the third Test between India and England here has drawn polarised reactions from commentators and former players. India thrashed England by 10 wickets inside two days. It was the lone day-night Test in the four-match series.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Ridhi Dogra: Was eagerly waiting to showcase I can carry big project on my shoulders
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Actress Ridhi Dogra was waiting for a big project to come her way, and she says her wish has come true with the upcoming web show, The Married Woman, which casts her in the title role.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mamata questions EC's 8-phase poll schedule for Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has questioned the eight-phase schedule for West Bengal Assembly elections that was announced by the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Why Kunj Anand would regularly visit the police station
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor Kunj Anand, who plays the role of a police officer in the web series Crashh!, made sure to prepare well for his role before the shoot began.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nick Jonas's new album 'Spaceman' to release on March 12
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) American singer Nick Jonas has announced that his third solo album. Titled Spaceman, the album with 11 tracks is scheduled to hit the stores on March 12.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Goa Speaker hears two disqualification petitions, matters reserved for final order
Panaji, Feb 26 (IANS) Goa legislative assembly speaker Rajesh Patnekar on Friday heard two separate petitions seeking disqualification of 12 MLAs, formerly attached to the Congress and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), even as the petitioners state Congress president Girish Chodankar and MGP MLA Sudin Dhavalikar have prayed for prompt disposal of their respective petitions.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Court declares Mirchi's family members fugitive economic offenders (Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) In a major boost to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing the money laundering case against slain underworld gangster Iqbal Mirchi and his family members, a Special Court here on Friday declared his wife and two sons as "fugitive economic offenders" and also ordered the seizure of their properties in India and abroad.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
India's eight core industries' production remains flat in Jan
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The production of India's eight major industries remained flat on a year-on-year basis during January 2021.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Anurag Kashyap's daughter Aaliyah shares rape threat screen shots
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's daughter Aaliyah took to Instagram on Friday to post screen shots of rape threats she has been receiving, among other derogatory comments, after she shared a photograph in lingerie recently.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Axar Patel pins England on the 'mat'
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Handling the glossy new pink ball at the spin-friendly and dusty Motera pitch was akin to a spinner handling the new ball on a matting wicket, something that old Gujarat and Saurashtra spin bowlers have experienced over the years and decades.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Markets remain open as 'Bharat Vyapar Bandh' fails to impact Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) All markets remained open in east Delhi's Madhu Vihar and other areas despite the Confederation of All India Traders' (CAIT) call for a 'Bharat Vyapar Bandh' on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Gelatin sticks near Ambani's home came from Nagpur, SUV stolen (Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Armed with a few "strong leads", the Mumbai Police early on Friday registered a FIR and launched a massive manhunt to track the two persons who abandoned a SUV with 20 gelatin sticks near the landmark Antilia builidng, the home of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Arjun Kapoor launches teaser of mud racing flick 'Muddy' on social media
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Arjun Kapoor was among celebrities from Bollywood, as well as Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industries, who on Friday virtually launched the teaser of the upcoming multi-lingual film, Muddy, touted as India's first feature film on mud racing.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
K'taka govt colleges to get 12,500 de-bonded desktops
Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) The Karnataka government on Friday signed an agreement with Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt Ltd and Rotary Club Whitefield to provide 12,500 de-bonded desktop computers to the first-grade government colleges in the state as part of the 'Help Educate' initiative, Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayana said.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Politics
GCC launches WhatsApp Communication system to help citizens
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) on Friday launched a dedicated WhatsApp Communication system to help citizens raise their queries and grievances on daily activities.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
US strikes Iranian-backed militia targets in Syria
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) The Pentagon confirmed that the US military had conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Guj covers 80% in first phase, 76% in 2nd phase of vaccination
Gandhinagar, Feb 26 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Friday announced that under the vaccination drive for the corona virus among the health workers and frontline warriors over 80% were covered in the first round and over 76% in the second round across the state.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Armaan Malik shares how he plans to hug fans during pandemic
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Singer Armaan Malik on Friday evening had a social distancing-compatible solution for a fan who demanded a hug on meeting him.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Traders declare Bandh as success, claim loss of Rs 1L cr
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A major trade union declared 'Bharat Vyapar Bandh' a success as more than eight crore small businesses belonging to about 40 thousand trade associations were claimed to be closed for business on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Thief digs tunnel but fails to rob bank
Gurugram, Feb 26 (IANS) A thief dug a 5-feet long and 4-feet deep tunnel and barged into a Canara bank branch in Lakhuwas village in Sohna block in the early hours on Thursday, however his heist attempt failed as he could not open the safe of the bank, the police said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Haryana,National
Cisco, Nasscom to offer 20K virtual internships on cybersecurity
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Networking giant Cisco is partnering with Nasscom FutureSkills Prime and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to offer 20,000 virtual internship opportunities in cybersecurity.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Gulshan Grover: Films in theatres will bring back the festivity
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Veteran actor Gulshan Grover says he has respect for OTT platforms but theatres define the festive experience of watching films, and it is something that has been missing over the past year.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Telangana resumes daily Covid bulletin, records 189 new cases
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) After a gap of three days, the Telangana government on Friday resumed releasing daily media bulletin about the Covid-19 situation in the state.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
India talking to Bangladesh to take back sea-stranded Rohingyas
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India is negotiating with Bangladesh to take back 81 Rohingyas whose boat drifted into its territorial waters in mid-February.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
19 Himachal groups extend support to protesting farmers
Shimla, Feb 26 (IANS) Nineteen social organisations, women's bodies and farmer groups in Himachal Pradesh on Friday issued a joint statement in solidarity with the three-month-long farmers' agitation in the country.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Badshah sings of people from Punjab migrating to Canada
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Rapper Badshah in a new song has shared his take on people from Punjab who dream of migrating to Canada. The music video, filmed in Punjab, was shot for the upcoming daily soap Udaariyan.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bharat Biotech to supply 20 million doses of Covaxin to Brazil
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Bharat Biotech International Ltd on Friday confirmed that it has signed an agreement with Brazil for supply of 20 million doses of Covaxin, India's first indigenous vaccine for Covid-19.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
India's exits recession, GDP grows by 0.4% (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India has officially exited the technical recession phase that was brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Accordingly, official data on Friday showed that the country's Q3FY21 GDP grew by 0.4 per cent. Though not comparable, the GDP had grown by 3.3 per cent in the corresponding quarter of FY2019-20.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hong Kong launches mass Covid-19 vaccination drive
Hong Kong, Feb 26 (IANS) Hong Kong started the Covid-19 vaccine rollout on Friday for priority groups, including medical workers and the aged, a week after the arrival of the first batch of mainland-made doses.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
Farmers' cycle rally from Kanyakumari to Kashmir against farm laws
Ghazipur, Feb 26 (IANS) It has been three months since the farmers have been protesting against the Union farm laws at the borders of the national capital. Now, a cycle march will be held across the country to intensify the farmers' protest and mobilise the people against the farm laws.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Goa bans students from driving two-wheelers to school
Panaji, Feb 26 (IANS) The Goa Education Department on Friday banned students from driving two-wheelers to school.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Israel vaccinates half of population against Covid-19
Jerusalem, Feb 26 (IANS) The number of people vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus in Israel has reached 4,649,709, the state's Ministry of Health said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Turkey adopts drastic measures to restrain Covid-19
Istanbul, Feb 26 (IANS) Turkey on Friday introduced a series of drastic measures in several provinces where the number of the Covid-19 daily cases are significantly on the rise.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
8-phase poll in Bengal, three-phase in Assam, single in TN, Kerala (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Election Commission on Friday announced single-phase polling in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Assembly elections, three-phase polling in Assam, and eight phases in West Bengal.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Researchers reveal not all 'good' cholesterol is healthy
London, Feb 26 (IANS) After analysing the genetic characteristics that determine the size of good cholesterol particles, a team of researchers has demonstrated that not all good cholesterol is healthy.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Bihar farmers worried over likely poor litchi, mango crop this year
Patna, Feb 26 (IANS) It is generally said that litchis and mangoes bloom in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district amid the breeze during the Phagun season, but even after Basant Panchami this year, the litchi and mango trees did not fully bloom. Scientists are linking this to rains and moisture remaining in the earth for a long time.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
Shah to visit Kerala for culmination of BJP's 'Vijaya Yatra'
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) To make its presence felt in the Kerala Assembly, the BJP is all set to deploy more union ministers and senior leaders from other parts of the country in the state. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be visiting the state at the culmination of BJP's ongoing 'Vijaya Yatra' in the first week of March.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kiara Advani shares her Manali 'snow glow'
Manali, Feb 26 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kiara Advani is currently in Manali, shooting for her upcoming film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. On Friday she posted a photograph clicked in the snow.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Records that were broken in 3rd India-England Test (Ld)
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Several records were broken during the third Test between India and England that Virat Kohli's team won by 10 wickets on Thursday. The win gave India a 2-1 lead in the four-Test series.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Kerala tribal language film vies for Oscars
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday announced the list of 366 movies eligible for this years' Oscars race, which included the Vijeesh Mani directorial film 'Mmmmm (Sound of Pain)', a film in Kurumba language that is spoken by the tribal community in Attapadi in Kerala's Palakkad district.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz
S. Korea begins vaccination amid hopes for herd immunity by Nov
Seoul, Feb 26 (IANS) South Korea started its first inoculation program against the new coronavirus on Friday over one year after its first confirmed case, as health authorities hope to attain herd immunity by November.
2021-02-26
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Abhishek Banerjee performs puja of Lord Jagannath at Kalighat residence
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew and Trinamool Congress' Lok Sabha MP Abhishek Banerjee on Friday performed a puja of Lord Jagannath at the CM's Kalighat residence.
2021-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Exim Bank extends $7.35 mn line of credit to Nicaragua
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank), on behalf of the Indian government, has extended Line of Credit of $7.35 million to the central American nation of Nicaragua for replacement and supply of equipment of the High Technology Centre of Hospital Antonio Lenin Fonseca in its capital Managua.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Google explores AI use in breast cancer screening
San Francisco, Feb 26 (IANS) Google's health division is collaborating with Northwestern Medicine in the US on a new clinical research study to explore whether Artificial Intelligence (AI) models can help reduce the time to breast cancer diagnosis, narrowing the assessment gap and improving the patient experience.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Move Delhi HC to challenge FASTag policy, SC tells petitioner
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a plea against making FASTags mandatory for motor vehicles for purposes of renewal of fitness certificate and insurance by third party.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
China, Ethiopia agree to boost cooperation in technology
Addis Ababa, Feb 26 (IANS) China and Ethiopia have agreed to boost cooperation in the technology field, according to the Chinese embassy in Ethiopia.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Two years of unlimited services and new JioPhone at Rs 1,999
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) In yet another affordable offering for consumers, Reliance Jio has come up with a new 'JioPhone 2021' offer wherein a customer will get two years of unlimited services and new JioPhone at Rs 1,999.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Govts need to drive climate change mitigation: Bill Gates
Jaipur, Feb 26 (IANS) Climate change is too big a problem and it cannot be tackled without governments driving the mitigation efforts, Microsoft Co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Indian armed forces attend defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Indian armed forces attended an international defence exhibition and a naval exhibition in Abu Dhabi, aimed to enhance military cooperation with the friendly countries.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Poll schedule to spur Kerala fronts to wrap up seat-sharing pacts
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) With Kerala slated to elect its new Assembly on April 6, the state's three political fronts will be racing against time to finalise their seat-sharing arrangements.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Court declares Mirchi's family members fugitive economic offenders
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) In a major boost to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing the money laundering case against slain underworld gangster Iqbal Mirchi and his family members, a Special Court here on Friday declared his wife and two sons as "fugitive economic offenders" and also ordered the seizure of their properties in India and abroad.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rooster that accidentally killed its owner to be produced in court
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, the police in Telangana's Jagtiyal district will produce a rooster in court which accidentally killed its owner.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Argentina receives Chinese Sinopharm vaccines to combat Covid-19
Buenos Aires, Feb 26 (IANS) Argentina received the first batch of vaccines from Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinopharm.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
India's Q3FY21 GDP grows 0.4%, exits technical recession (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India has officially exited the technical recession phase that was brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, as the country's Q3FY21 GDP grew by 0.4 per cent, official data showed on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Assam CM stresses on strengthening trade ties with B'desh
Guwahati, Feb 26 (IANS) Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran on Friday met Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and latter emphasised trade and ties on agriculture, agri products, information technology, textile besides discussing various bilateral issues and enhancing mutual trade and business, officials said.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Diplomacy,Politics
India officially exits technical recession
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India has officially exited the technical recession phase that was brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, as the country's Q3FY21 GDP grew by 0.4 per cent, official data showed on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Commodore Mahadevu Goverdhan Raju takes over as Naval Officer-In-Charge Andhra Pradesh
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Commodore Mahadevu Goverdhan Raju, NM took over as Naval Officer-in-Charge (Andhra Pradesh) from Commodore Sanjiv Issar on Friday. A ceremonial parade was held in the Naval Base at Visakhapatnam.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Bengal to vote in 8 phases, Assam in 3, TN, Kerala, Puducherry in single phase (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Election Commission on Friday announced the election dates for 824 assembly constituencies that will go to polls in four states and one union territory.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PS5 to be in short supply till second half of 2021
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The stock of Sony PlayStation 5 will continue to be very limited until the second half of 2021 due to chip shortage.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Don't let BJP indulge in corruption: Kejriwal to AAP Surat corporators
Gandhinagar, Feb 26 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday interacted with the newly-elected corporators of AAP at Surat in Gujarat. He advised them and the workers not to let the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) continue indulging in corruption and show them the power of the opposition.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Five Congress MLAs suspended for 'jostling' Himachal Governor
Shimla, Feb 26 (IANS) Five Congress legislators, including Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri, were suspended on Friday for the entire Budget session for creating ruckus and allegedly jostling Governor Bandaru Dattatraya when he was leaving the Himachal Pradesh Assembly complex after his address.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
CRPF personnel kills self with service weapon in J'khand
Ranchi, Feb 26 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon in Jharkhand's Gumla district, police said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5 states to go to polls from Mar 27-Apr 29, counting on May 2
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and the Union Territory of Puducherry will be held from March 27 to April 29, while the counting of votes will be held on May 2, the Election Commission of India said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MediaTek chips to drive India's 5G, IoT dream (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) As the government renews thrust on the Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme to promote domestic manufacturing, MediaTek, which is the world's fourth-largest fabless semiconductor company, on Friday said the scheme will provide a much-needed impetus to the semiconductor manufacturing sector which currently faces several issues with a lack of funds, and the company is in a position to further strengthen its foothold in the country.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Aly Goni: Wanted Jasmin and me to be the top two on 'Bigg Boss 14'
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor Aly Goni's most heartbreaking moment on Bigg Boss 14 was watching Jasmin Bhasin leave the house, once she was evicted from the show.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
60% women in tech find improvement in gender equality: Report
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) More than half (62 per cent) of women in tech have seen levels of gender equality improve in their organization over the past two years, a report said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
India asks China to resolve remaining boundary issues
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The government said on Friday that following the disengagement of Indian and Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, it is not in the interest of either side to prolong the remaining boundary issues between the two countries.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Ericsson extends market share, Nokia faces tough year
London, Feb 26 (IANS) While Ericsson is continuing to benefit from the ramp-up of 5G deployments across the world, Nokia will struggle in 2021 with a further reduction in market share expected, a consequence of the vendor failing to convert all its 4G footprint into 5G, said industry tracker Counterpoint Research.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
3,000m steeplechaser Avinash Sable to train under Belarusian coach
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Avinash Sable, national record holder in the men's 3,000m steeplechaser who has qualified for this year's Olympic Games, will train under Belarusian Nikolai Snesarev, a middle and long distance expert, from next month.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Pandemic's unexpected positive effects on health, well-being in US
New York, Feb 26 (IANS) Staying at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic had positive effects on the health and well-being of many residents in the US, a new survey reveals.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Priya Banerjee: Bekaaboo 2 role let me discover more within myself
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actress Priya Banerjee is all set for the upcoming Bekaaboo 2, which is slated to stream in March. The actor plays the role of Kashti in the series.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NIA files chargesheet against 11 Al Qaeda operatives
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a chargesheet against 11 terrorists of Al Qaeda, who were planning to execute terror attacks in several parts of the country.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Yusuf Pathan announces retirement from all forms of cricket
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) All-rounder Yusuf Pathan, who was part of India's two World Cup-winning teams, on Friday announced retirement from all forms of cricket.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Special Covid vaccination drive for women in UP
Lucknow, Feb 26 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh will launch a special Covid-19 vaccination drive for women above the age of 60 years on the occasion of International Women's Day on March 8.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
NIA chargesheets ISI agent in UP espionage case
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said that it has filled a supplementary chargesheet against a Gujarat-based resident Rajakbhai Kumbhar, who worked as an ISI agent, in connection with its probe into the espionage case of Uttar Pradesh.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata showers sops hours before poll date announcement
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Hours before the Election Commission announced the schedule for Assembly polls in five states, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee showered sops for the people of Bengal in a bid to garner their support.
2021-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Manini De takes method route for role of a cop in series
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actress Manini De has literally taken the method route for her role of a police inspector in an new series. She says she studied cognitive behaviour therapy, adding that the genres of crime and thriller intrigue her.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Karnataka's Ranji-winning captain Vinay Kumar retires from cricket
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Former India pacer Vinay Kumar, who twice captained Karnataka to Ranji Trophy title, on Friday announced retirement from international and a 17-year first-class cricket.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rakul Preet Singh joins the 'Pawri'
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet Singh is the latest Bollywood star to join the 'Pawri'. On Friday, Rakul shared a video performing yoga with her instructor while the Pawri ho rahi hai mashup plays in the background.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK court came down heavily on ex-Mumbai HC judge in Nirav Modi case
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Even as the UK's Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday cleared the decks for the extradition of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan fraud case, District Judge Samuel Goozee came down heavily on former Mumbai High Court Judge Abhay M. Thipsay, saying he "never disclosed" his "party-political affiliation" either in the reports biography, or in relation to his declaration as an expert and disclosure of any potential conflict of interest.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Avinash Tiwary: An actor can only choose what is offered to him
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor Avinash Tiwari, who has been appreciated for his roles in Laila Majnu, Bulbbul and Ghost Stories, returns to screens in The Girl On The Train, which drops digitally on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pulitzer-winning novel 'The Underground Railroad' to drop as series on May 14
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins directs the new series, The Underground Railroad, which is all set to premier digitally on May 14. The 10-episode limited series is based on Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Batsmen struggle to get a hang of skiddy pink ball
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The debate over the pink ball, batsmen's ability in handling it on Indian pitches, and the ideal surface is sure to gain momentum after the third Test, a day-nighter, between India and England ended on Thursday inside two days. To give an idea about the rarity of the occasion, it was only the 22nd match ever in the history of Test cricket to end inside two days and the second in India -- after the Test against debutants Afghanistan in 2018 that was played with the red ball.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Govinda is very romantic, says wife Sunita
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Govinda's wife Sunita Ahuja says the Bollywood actor, known for his comic timing and dancing skills on screen, is a true romantic
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Partial response to Bharat Bandh in NE states
Guwahati/Agartala, Feb 26 (IANS) The Bharat Bandh call by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) against the rising fuel prices, new e-way bill and goods and services tax (GST) evoked partial response in the northeastern states on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Pfizer-BioNTech to test third dose of Covid vaccine
New York, Feb 26 (IANS) Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech said that they have begun an evaluation of the safety and immunogenicity of a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine (BNT162b2).
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Adah Sharma says she has signed five Telugu films
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actress Adah Sharma took to Instagram to announce that she has signed five new Telugu films.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Equity indices fall nearly 4% amid global sell-off (3rd Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) The Indian stock market witnessed a bloodbath on Friday with the benchmark indices falling nearly 4 per cent.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kartik Aaryan gets haircut in Manali amid 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' schedule
Manali, Feb 26 (IANS) Bollywood heartthrob Kartik Aaryan got a haircut while in Manali, and shared a picture on Instagram of the experience. The actor is in the scenic hill town to shoot for his upcomong film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Lenovo to launch new Legion gaming phone this Spring
Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) Lenovo is planning to launch the successor of its Legion gaming smartphone this year and the company has teased the device on the Chinese microblogging website Weibo.
2021-02-26
Category: International, China,Technology
Man kills wife over suspected illicit relationship
Gurugram, Feb 26 (IANS) The Gurugram Police have arrested a man on the charge of murdering his 32-year-old wife, Ruby, in Sarhaul village in Guguram as he suspected her of having illicit relations, police said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
After tractor, Tejashwi cycles to Assembly against fuel price hike
Patna, Feb 26 (IANS) During the Budget session of the Bihar Assembly on Friday, Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav reached the Assembly riding a bicycle to highlight the rising prices of petrol and diesel in the state.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Ahead of assembly polls TN CM waives loans taken by poor, SHGs
Chennai, Feb 26 (IANS) It is loan waiver season in Tamil Nadu ahead of the assembly polls.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Records that were laid to rest in 3rd Test in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A host of records fell during the third five-day Test between host India and England and Virat Kohli's team won by 10 wickets inside two days at the Narendra Modi Stadium here on Friday. The win gave India a 2-1 lead in the five-Test series.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Gunmen abduct school students in Nigeria
Lagos, Feb 26 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen on Friday abducted scores of students after storming an all-girl school in Nigeria, an official said.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Portugal,Politics,Defence/Security
G-23's first public event in Jammu as Rahul tours TN
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) In the first ever show of strength, the dissenters in the Congress will be sharing a public platform in Jammu as party leader Rahul Gandhi will be busy campaigning in Tamil Nadu.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Anupam Kher 'honoured and humbled' on receiving PM Modi's signed letter
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher on Friday expressed that he is honoured and humbled to receive a letter from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his latest book titled Your Best Day Is Today.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Parvo virus strikes in UP district, 8 dogs dead
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 26 (IANS) After bird flu hit the avians, now the canines in Kanpur are reportedly affected by a deadly virus called Parvo.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Twitter slammed for tool that will let users charge followers
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The social media went berserk over a controversial new Twitter feature called "Super Follower" that will let famous personalities and celebrities on the platform monetise their tweets by charging their followers and, in turn, will help the micro-blogging platform grow its revenue.
2021-02-26
Category: International, India,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Shah salutes valour of Air Force on 2 years of Balakot airstrike
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday saluted the valour of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on completion of two years of the Balakot air strike conducted in Pakistan on February 26 two years ago, in response to the terrorist attack in Pulwama district of Jammu & Kashmir on February 14, 2019,
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maha: MPCC expanded, Sanjay Nirupam bounces back
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Three weeks after Congress President Sonia Gandhi reshuffled the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), four new vice-presidents and 3 additional Parliamentary Board members were appointed, here on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Amazon Pay to install safety screens in 40K Uber autos
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Uber and Amazon Pay on Friday announced a partnership for installing plastic screens in 40,000 Uber Autos for enhancing the safety of riders and drivers across seven Indian cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and Jaipur.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
10-day event in UP schools to mark Women's Day
Lucknow, Feb 26 (IANS) To mark International Women's Day on March 8 this year, schools across Uttar Pradesh will hold awareness events on 'gender equality' from February 27 to March 8 as part of the 'Mission Shakti' campaign.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Takeda launches mobile application to support patient for treatment of genetic diseases
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Takeda India, part of the Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, a global values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader, launched the 'XPERT EASE' application.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Campaigning for MCD bypolls ends Friday evening
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Campaigning for bypolls in five municipal wards of Delhi Municipal Corporations (MCD) will come to an end on Friday evening.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Yuva Kisan Divas lauds youth's role in farmers' movement
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) With the farmers agitation at Delhi's borders completing more than 90 days, newer strategies are being adopted to keep the movement going. One such strategy by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha was organising the Yuva Kisan Divas (Young Farmer Day) on Friday in which youngsters managed the stage at the Ghazipur border.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Experience Apple-like never before @Croma with #AppleYou&Croma
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Croma, Indias first omnichannel electronics retailer from the Tata Group today announced the launch of its #AppleYou&Croma programme to commemorate the birth anniversary of Apple founder Steve Jobs.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BharatPe facilitates Rs 1,000 cr loan disbursal in FY21
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Fintech services company BharatPe on Friday said it has already surpassed its target of facilitating disbursal of Rs 1,000 crores of business loans in FY 2020-21, to its merchant partners.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Sensex down 2,000 points, Nifty below 14,500 (2nd Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) The freefall on the BSE Sensex continued towards the fag end of the trade on Friday with the BSE Sensex losing over 2,000 points.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Deepak Kumar seals India's 2nd medal at Strandja Memorial
Sofia (Bulgaria), Feb 26 (IANS) India's Deepak Kumar cruised into the 52kg semi-finals of the 72nd Strandja Memorial boxing tournament with a 5-0 win over Bulgarian Darislav Vasilev on the fourth day.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
Most Indian firms still short on displaying 'digital empathy'
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) As more and more Indians adopt digital way of life most organisations are still a long way from authentically displaying "digital empathy" and deliver better customer experiences, a new report has stressed.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
New intermediary rules should benefit users: Nasscom, IAMAI
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The new rules for social media intermediaries announced by the Union government should be helpful to users in addressing many of the concern areas of grievance redressal and online safety, according to Nasscom and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Samantha shines in monochrome photo-op
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Telugu star Samantha Akkineni looks gorgeous in a monochrome picture she has shared on Friday. 
2021-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
UP man stabbed to death over stolen underwear
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 26 (IANS) A stolen underwear led to a murder when a man stabbed his co-worker to death just because the latter had stolen the garment and worn it, police said.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Kerala CM and his cabinet suffering from Alzheimer's'
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala on Friday said the state cabinet, including Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Andhra mulling mega IT park in Visakhapatnam
Amaravati, Feb 26 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Industries Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy on Friday directed officials to explore the viability of establishing a mega IT office complex at , on the lines of Raheja Mindspace in Hyderabad.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Justice Katju's expert opinion in Nirav Modi case "less than objective," says District Judge Samuel Gooze
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Even as the UK's West Minister's Magistrate court on Thursday cleared the decks for the extradition of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case, District Judge Samuel Gooze came down heavily on former Supreme Court Judge Markandey Katju, saying Gooze attached "little weight to Katju's "expert opinion" as it was "less than objective and reliable".
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
FIR to be filed against those dirtying Indore's roads, walls
Indore, Feb 26 (IANS) To promote cleanliness in the city of Indore in Madhya Pradesh, from now onwards people found polluting the environment will be penalised by filing a First Information Report (FIR) against them in a police station. Indore has been declared as the cleanest city in the country.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Muted response to Bharat Bandh in Telangana
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Protests at few places by the Left parties and trade unions affiliated to them in Telangana marked the 'Bharat Bandh' to protest against the fuel price hike.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Deepika Padukone mobbed outside eatery, video goes viral
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone was mobbed while stepping out of a restaurant in the city's Khar area. The incident happened late on Thursday, and photos and videos of the incident have gone viral.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kejriwal in Surat, discusses Assembly polls with local leaders
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal reached Gujarat's Surat city on Friday to participate in a roadshow organised by the state party unit.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Germany tour will be test of skills, fitness: Rani
Dusseldorf (Germany), Feb 26 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team's fitness and skills will be tested during their tour of Germany and will be valuable match practice in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics, said captain Rani Rampal. The team is set to face world No.3 Germany in four matches starting on Saturday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Hockey
Did not incite R-day violence, rather helped police: Sidhu in court
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor-activist Deep Sidhu, arrested in connection with the Red Fort violence on Republic Day, has moved the court seeking fair and impartial investigation in the case by the agencies, asserting that he did not incite violence, rather helped police to pacify the crowd.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Think about others: Queen urges people to get vaccine shots
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II has urged the citizens to "think about other people" and get a Covid dose when they are offered one.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
Transporters' strike in K'taka didn't affect daily life
Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) The day-long strike in support of the Bharat Bandh-call given by the CAIT on Friday in protest against the rising fuel prices among others, was largely successful as majority of trucks and goods-carrying vehicles did not ply on highways across the state.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Work from home leading to eye, hearing issues: G'gram docs
Gurugram, Feb 26 (IANS) Doctors in Gurugram district say online classes and work from home due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is causing eye and ear problems among children, adolescents and young adults.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Teen Mercedes driver held for mowing down scooterist (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A teenager was arrested for mowing down a scooterist in Delhi's Vasant Vihar with his Mercedes car and later fleeing the spot, police said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Novel chip simplifies Covid testing, delivers results on phone
New York, Feb 26 (IANS) A team of researchers has developed a stamp-sized chip that may help diagnose Covid-19 in just 55 minutes.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Acceleration: A Macro And Bond Update
Bond markets around the world are not liking 2021 so far. As an illustration, magnitude of rise in many major markets at the 10 year point is of the order of 35 ? 75 bps just in the last couple of months. The latest spike has now finally even registered with growth oriented assets which is, hopefully, the first clear sign that a market driven adjustment phase for bonds may finally be in its last leg. Indias bond market rumble first started with the relatively innocuous introduction of the variable reverse repo by the RBI and strengthened further with the excess bond supply thrown in by the budget. However, dwarfing these relatively manageable local developments has been this massive global reflation trade. Looked at in context, the size of Indias yield adjustment doesnt look particularly outlier at all. It is therefore this that requires the most analysis and will hence consume most of the ink below:
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
India tablet market records 14.7% growth in 2020, Lenovo leads
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India tablet market recorded 14.7 per cent (YoY) growth with 2.8 million unit shipment in 2020, with Lenovo maintaining its lead with 6.6% growth in its shipments over 2019, an IDC report said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
S. Korea nears 13mn 5G users in Jan: Report
Seoul, Feb 26 (IANS) South Korea's 5G subscriptions jumped by over one million for the first time last month to reach nearly 13 million users, data showed Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
After petrol & diesel, consumers face cooking gas price rise
New Delhi, Feb 26 IANS) Government seems to be in no mood to subsidise the price of common mans cooking gas which like the price of auto fuels petrol and diesel has maintained consistent increase for past few months.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy,Politics
Tharoor's auto rickshaw protest against fuel price hike
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday protested against the rising fuel prices by pulling an auto rickshaw with a rope here.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
NPAs can't be swept under the carpet any longer: PM Modi
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Outlining reforms in the financial sector and taking a dig at the UPA government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday that non-performing assets (NPA) cannot be swept under the carpet now as a bad loan for even a single day needs to be reported.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Goa Speaker resumes disqualification petition hearing against 10 ex Congress MLAs
Panaji, Feb 26 (IANS) Goa Speaker Rajesh Patnekar on Friday resumed hearings related to the disqualification petition against 10 Congress MLAs, who split the party and merged with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in July 2019.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Ranveer: Rohit Shetty was itching for elaborate action sequence
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Bollywood star Ranveer Singh says director Rohit Shetty had been itching to shoot a new, elaborate action sequence with cars blowing up and guns firing for a while now.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No vaccination on Sat & Sun as CoWIN updates
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) No vaccination will take place on Saturday and Sunday as the Centre will enable transition of CoWIN app from version 1.0 to 2.0 ahead of the commencement of vaccination from March 1 for people above 60 years of age and those above 45 years with comorbidities, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mumbai Airport to reopen Terminal 1
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) With a view to safeguard health and safety of passengers in Covid-19 times, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) will reopen its Terminal-1 (T1) for domestic flights from March 10, officials said here on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Great appreciation, respect for Indian medical professionals: Modi (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that there is a great appreciation and respect for the Indian medical professionals, scientists and pharma professionals.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Salman Khan's 'mega' selfie
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor Salman Khan posted a cheerful picture on Friday with many Bollywood and cricket celebrities. He decided to call the photograph a mega selfie.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Activist Nodeep gets bail from Punjab & Haryana HC
Chandigarh, Feb 26 (IANS) In a major relief to labour rights activist Nodeep Kaur, who was arrested in Haryana on criminal charges during the farmers' agitation, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday granted her bail.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
SC: Can't allow sexual harassment cases to be swept under carpet
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it cannot allow sexual harassment cases to be swept under the carpet.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
All-round Sciver helps Eng women secure series win over NZ
Dunedin (New Zealand), Feb 26 (IANS) England women secured an unassailable 2-0 win over New Zealand with a seven-wicket win in the second ODI on Friday. Natalie Sciver led the way with bat and ball as England dismissed New Zealand for 192 runs and then chased down the target in 37.4 overs.
2021-02-26
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Plant-based diet may improve cardiac function, cognitive health
New York, Feb 26 (IANS) Want to improve your cardiac function, cognitive health? Plant-based diets may help, say researchers.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Ahead of poll dates announcement, Kerala parties exude confidence
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) The news that the Election Commission of India would be announcing the poll schedule on Friday has warmed up the traditional rival fronts in Kerala, who said that they are well on the course of winning the Assembly polls.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin postpones New Glenn debut to Q4 2022
San Francisco, Feb 26 (IANS) Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's aerospace company Blue Origin is delaying the maiden flight launch of its New Glenn rocket to the fourth quarter of 2022. The flight was earlier scheduled for sometime this year.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
Contempt proceedings into tigress Avni's killing ends
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday closed the contempt proceedings in the killing of tigress Avni in 2018, after it was submitted that the order to shoot the animal was affirmed by the court.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Negligible impact of CAIT's Bharat Bandh in Andhra
Amaravati, Feb 26 (IANS) There is almost negligible impact of the Bharat Bandh in Andhra Pradesh, called out by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), protesting the ever skyrocketing fuel prices, e-way bill and Good and Services Tax (GST) on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Nepal's Deuba emerges kingmaker as Communist factions woo him
New Delhi, Feb 26, The Nepali Congress Party chief Sher Bahadur Deuba has emerged as the kingmaker in Nepal politics as both factions of the Communist Party try to woo him and may eventually even turn out to be the king amidst twists and turns in the countrys political scenario.
2021-02-26
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bauxite ASP needs correction for Indian Al to be competitive
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) As India works tirelessly towards becoming a global manufacturing hub under Prime Minister Narendra Modis vision of AatmaNirbhar Bharat, aluminium is set to play a pivotal role in realizing this dream.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
3 killed after gunmen attack slain scribe's house in Afghanistan
Kabul, Feb 26 (IANS) At least three people were killed and five others injured after unidentified gunmen stormed a slain journalist's house in Afghanistan's Ghor province, sources said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Hospital admissions show Covid severity returning' (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Centre-run Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research in Chandigarh has cautioned that the severity of Covid-19 may be returning since the hospital has admitted almost double the number of such cases in the last ten days.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Apple may unveil its 2021 iMac in 5 colours
San Francisco, Feb 26 (IANS) Cupertino-based tech giant is reportedly planning to launch a smaller Mac Pro and will upgrade the 24-inch iMac series with more colour options.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bharat Bandh gets warm response in Bihar
Patna, Feb 26 (IANS) The call of Bharat Bandh in protest against rise in fuel prices, new e-way bill and GST, witnessed positive response in Bihar with trucks stationed along several highways.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
An agreement to boost online jewelery retail
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANSlife) To provide impetus to Indian gem and jewellery sellers on the global e-marketplace and explore potential business collaborations for sectoral growth, the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and eBay-owned ES Online Services entered into an agreement on Thursday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
On Modi's suggestion university name changed
Gandhinagar, Feb 26 (IANS) Two days after the name-change of the world's largest cricket stadium, the name of the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) has been changed to Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU) on the recommendation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Can we stop the narrow ideal of beauty in the arranged marriage process?
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANSlife) According to recent survey, nine out of ten women in India feel they are judged and rejected based on their looks during the marriage process.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Monica Dogra: Have said no to item numbers many times
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Actress Monica Dogra made her mark with her Bollywood debut film, Kiran Rao's Dhobi Ghat, in 2011. However, despite a few other releases, she never really managed to find a foothold in the industry.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
5 things to keep in mind before buying a home in 2021
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANSlife) Owning a home is something all of us have dreamt of at some point in time in our lives. At the very outset, the purchase of a house or flat needs money, there are a lot of things we compromise on to gather the money to invest in a home. Here are five things to be mindful of before buying a house in 2021, shared by Annuj Goel, Managing Director, Goel Ganga Developments:
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Oxford University Covid-19 lab suffers cyberattack
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Oxford University has confirmed that one of its laboratories involved in Covid-19 research suffered cyberattack after an investigation by Forbes suggested that hackers were showing off access to a number of systems.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Technology
Kelly Marie Tran: Exciting to be first Southeast Asian Disney princess
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Vietnam origin American actress Kelly Marie Tran, who voices the lead character Raya in the animated film Raya And The Last Dragon, finds it exciting to be the first Southeast Asian Disney princess.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
18 states under scanner after UK, SA, Brazil strains rise
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Eighteen states, including Maharashtra, Kerala and Telangana are under the scanner of the central agency for disease surveillance and prevention as these regions have added close to 200 cases of Covid-19 strain from the UK, South Africa and Brazilian variants of SARS-CoV-2.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SC seeks Centre response on plea seeking caste-wise census for Backward Classes
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the Centre, National Commission for Backward Classes and the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on a PIL filed seeking a caste-wise census for Backward Classes.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights