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'Shiv bhakt' Rahul Gandhi greets nation on Mahashivaratri
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Congress leader and self-proclaimed 'Shiv bhakt' Rahul Gandhi on Friday extended greetings to the nation on the occasion of Mahashivaratri.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Revenue impact from trade agreements rises: Report
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The revenue impact on Centre's coffers from trade agreements increased by 35 per cent, despite a decline in imports, a research report showed.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Muthoot Finance raises $550mn from International Bond Market
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Muthoot Finance Ltd on Friday said it has raised $550 million from International Bond Markets for a 3.5-year tenor at 4.4%.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mumbai BJP leader's 'jumla' with flat buyers in Trump Jr.'s name! (IANS Exclusive)
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Hundreds of high-net-worth flat buyers in Mumbai have accused a realty major -- founded by Mumbai Bharatiya Janata Party President Mangal Prabhat Lodha -- of taking them 'for a ride after they booked posh homes at his prestigious project 'The Park in Lower Parel, which also houses the ultra-exclusive Trump Tower.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Mahamaya flyover briefly reopened to traffic
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Traffic on the Mahamaya flyover -- connecting Delhi, Noida and Faridabad -- was permitted briefly on Friday after police removed barricades to ease congestion in the area.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
VHP leads Ram Mandir Trust with 9 out of 15 members
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh off-shoot, has an absolute majority in the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, which was formed on the orders of the Supreme Court.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip sold out in India within minutes
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Rs. 1.10 lakh Samsung Galaxy Z Flip foldable smartphone went out of stock within minutes during its first sale in India on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Varun Dhawan celebrates 'Coolie No 1' wrap with pancakes
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan celebrated wrapping up the shoot of his father David Dhawans upcoming comedy flick "Coolie No 1" with pancakes. The actor took to social media to share the news with fans and called it his "funniest film".
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pragyan retires from int'l cricket, says time to move on
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Left-arm Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha on Friday announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect. Ojha took to Twitter to make the announcement about his decision.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Coronavirus: ICRA revises Indian pharma outlook to negative
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) ICRA has revised its outlook of the Indian pharmaceutical industry from stable to negative in view of the ongoing lockouts in parts of China following the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kerala Congress(J) factions hold separate meetings, flay each other
Kottayam (Kerala), Feb 21 (IANS) The Kerala Congress (Jacob) seems all set for a split as leaders of two factions led by Anup Jacob and former MLA Johnny Nelloore held separate meetings here on Friday and flayed each other.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Father of Bengaluru girl condemns her pro-Pak slogan
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Father of Bengaluru girl Amulya, who has been arrested on sedition charges, on Friday condemned his daughter for shouting pro Pakistan slogan at an anti-CAA rally on Thursday here.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National
'Conductor, driver of ill-fated bus were exemplary human beings'
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) The conductor and driver of the ill-fated Kerala state-owned luxury bus that met with an accident near Avinashi in Tiruppur district in Tamil Nadu on Thursday were exemplary human beings, recalled the former CMD of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC).
2020-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dushyant opens up about his favourite daily soap character
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Politicians don't often talk about topics like daily soaps aired on Indian television. But Jannayak Janata Party founder and Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala has opened up about his favourite daily soap character. Any guesses?
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I don't appease Muslims, I appease humanity: Mamata
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Refuting the charge that she "appeases Muslims", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said her principle is to "appease humanity".
2020-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Army doesn't discriminate on religion, gender: Naravane
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Welcoming the apex court judgment on permanent commission to women officers, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Thursday that the force did not discriminate between its members on the basis of religion, caste, creed or gender.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Two suspected coronavirus cases isolated in Leh
Leh, Feb 20 (IANS) Two suspected coronavirus patients have been quarantined at the SNM Hospital here.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Modi to attend bhoomi pujan ceremony: Temple Trust
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi would visit Ayodhya soon to attend the foundation laying (bhoomi pujan) ceremony of the proposed Ram temple, said the Ram Mandir Trust members after meeting the PM here on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Railways launches HRMS mobile app for employees
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) In a bid to bring transparency in the administrative functioning of the Indian Railways, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav on Thursday launched the HRMS mobile app, in which the employees can see the data related to their service and communicate with the administration for any changes, if required.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PreLoved Device acquires refurbished marketplace Overcart
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) PreLoved Device on Thursday announced that it has acquired Overcart, India's first marketplace for refurbished products.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sharjeel Imam sent to four-day police remand in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 20 (IANS) Sedition accused Sharjeel Imam was brought to Guwahati on Thursday evening, where a court sent him to four-day police custody.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Assam,National
GMR Infra to sell 49% in airports arm to Groupe ADP
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) GMR Infrastructure Ltd (GIL) has entered into a strategic partnership with France's Groupe ADP to sell 49 per cent stake in its airports arm for an equity consideration of Rs 10,780 crore.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vizag Port denies report of any tiger attack
Visakhapatnam, Feb 20 (IANS) Reports of an alleged tiger attack at Visakhapatnam Port sent netizens into a tizzy on Thursday but authorities denied that any such incident occurred.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Govt gets Rs 15,700 cr AGR, to send notice for remainder
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The government has received Rs 15,697 crore in AGR dues as on Thursday with the latest payment of Rs 1,000 crore by Vodafone Idea.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Govt releases Rs 19,950 crore GST compensation to states
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Central government released Rs 19,950 crore as GST compensation cess to the states/UTs on last Monday, officials said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Inter-ministerial panel on LIC listing shortly
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The government will set up an inter-ministerial group (IMG) with Secretaries from the Corporate Affairs, and Law Ministries as well as the Finance Ministry's three Secretaries to clear the initial issues on LIC listing shortly.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Everything in place for Trump's Gandhi Ashram visit: Police
Gandhinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) During his Gujarat visit on February 24, US President Donald Trump would also visit the Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati and the police have made adequate security arrangements, said Ajay Tomar, Special CP (Crime Branch), here on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Hyderabad run riot in Guwahati, end season in style
Guwahati, Feb 20 (IANS) Hyderabad FC brought their Indian Super League (ISL) season to an end with a thumping 5-1 win over NorthEast United FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
Air India suspends China, HK operations till June 30
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) National passenger carrier Air India has extended the suspension period for its Delhi-Shanghai and Delhi- Hong Kong services till June 30, owing to the outbreak of deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19).
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Vigilant on potential generalisation of inflationary pressures: MPC minutes
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to remain vigilant about the potential generalisation of inflationary pressures as several factors such as higher telecom charges, among others, appear to be operating in concert.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
No time to think, plan when Parliament was under attack: Delhi Police ex-chief
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) When the Parliament attack occurred on December 13, 2001, then Delhi Police Commissioner Ajay Raj Sharma reveals that he had no time to think and plan a counter-operation and just rushed towards the Parliament.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Elephant climbs narrow stairs, Twitterati amazed
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A video of an elephant climbing narrow stairs has gone viral on the social media.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bengaluru Police bust prostitution racket
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) The Crime Branch of city police on Thursday busted a prostitution racket operating from an OYO service apartment, a police officer said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three held for fraudulently selling Gurugram plots
Gurugram, Feb 20 (IANS) Three persons, including a Faridabad resident woman, have been arrested by Gurugram police on the charge of selling Ansal Group's two residential plots in upscale Sushant Lok area by forging documents and posing as their owners, a police officer said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengaluru Police bust prostitution racket
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) The Crime Branch of city police on Thursday busted a prostitution racket operating from an OYO service apartment, a police officer said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hindujas, Cerberus may pick up stakes in Yes Bank
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Cash-starved private lender Yes Bank may be rescued by the Hinduja Group as reports say that Gopichand Hinduja and Ashok Hinduja met Reserve Bank of India officials earlier this month regarding the bid.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Goa museum to display Parrikar's memorabilia
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's photographs and various personal articles, including slippers, will be displayed at an upcoming state museum in a renovated 17th century fort.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Vigilance raid on ex-Cong Minister in Kerala continues
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau's (VACB) raid on house of V.S. Sivakumar, senior Congress legislator and former Health Minister, based on a complaint about disproportionate assets, which began here on Thursday morning continued even after 10 hours.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Kerala moves SC against giving T'puram airport ops to Adani
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Kerala Government has moved the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to hand over the operation and management of the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport to Adani Enterprises Ltd.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Former Pune bank manager gets 10 years jail for fraud
Pune, Feb 20 (IANS) A special CBI court here has sentenced, to 10 years rigorous imprisonment, a former branch manager of the Bank of Maharashtra for causing a loss of Rs 2.56 crore to the bank.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
ISL: Mumbai, Chennai lock horns in do-or-die clash
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) A place in the Indian Super League (ISL) playoffs is on the line as Mumbai City FC lock horns against Chennaiyin FC at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Friday. A win will ensure qualification for either side, making it a virtual do-or-die clash.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Several cars charred in fire at Kolkata Maruti service centre
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) A number of cars were charred after a major fire broke out in a Maruti service centre in the eastern outskirts of the city on Thursday, police said. There were no reports of any casualty or injury.
2020-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China captures 46% of global 5G sales in 2019, disruption ahead
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Driven by Huawei, China remained the largest contributor to the global 5G market, capturing 46 per cent of the total 5G devices sell-through in 2019, a new report said on Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Co-living, co-working gets higher rents than traditional realty'
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Emerging real estate formats, co-living, student housing and co-working garner higher rental yields of 7-11 per cent, compared to 3 per cent yield in conventional housing, according to a report by CII and Anarock Property Consultants.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Uber's driver welfare programme benefitted 90,000 in 1 year
Gurugram, Feb 20 (IANS) Global ride hailing giant Uber on Thursday announced over 90,000 drivers have benefitted from its driver welfare programme -- Uber Care -- in one year.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
YSRCP leader Roja faces Amaravati protestors' ire
Amaravati, Feb 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader and legislator R. K. Roja on Thursday faced the ire of farmers protesting against decentralisation of the state capital.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Nykaa and BookMyShow come together to launch 'Nykaaland'
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANSlife) Nykaaland, Indias first ever beauty festival is a collaboration Nykaa and BookMyShow. It will host more than 40 home-grown and international beauty brands, interactive sessions with celebrity beauty trailblazers and master classes with industry experts like Namrata Soni, Sonic Sarwate and Anthony Cole.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Maharashtra ATS busts narcotics factory in Pune village
Mumbai/Pune, Feb 20 (IANS) In a significant victory over the drugs mafia, the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) has busted a narcotics manufacturing facility at Purandare's Dive village in Pune district, officials said in Mumbai.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prolonged COVID-19 outbreak to impact Indian industry: CRISIL
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Any prolonged outbreak of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) will impact Indian industry which will face serious disruptions, ratings agency CRISIL said.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
FanCode to stream bilateral series between Malaysia, HK
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) FanCode, the multi-sport aggregator platform, is set to live stream all the matches from the bilateral T20I series between Malaysia and Hong Kong starting from Thursday.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports