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IMPPA restates its stand on ban of Pakistani actors

New Delhi [U.K.], Feb. 22 : Turns out, Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA) is not retracting its stand on the issue of Pakistani actors working in India, anytime soon. The president of IMPPA, T.P. Aggarwal, talked to ANI about the matter and said that the organisation had opposed the paying of Rs 5 crore […]

Three militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul [Afghanistan], Feb 22 : At least three militants, affiliated with the terror outfit Islamic State (IS), have been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province. The latest drone strike was carried out in the vicinity of Deh Bala district, reported Khaama Press, citing the Afghan military, as saying. According to […]

Ish Sodhi named in New Zealand ODI squad

Wellington [New Zealand], Feb 22 (ANI): Right-arm spinner Ish Sodhi has been named in the New Zealand squad for the first two One Day Internationals (ODIs) of a five-match series against England. The Blackcaps have added the third spin option to an otherwise unchanged squad from the one that took on Pakistan last month. According […]

President Kovind meets Prince Karim Aga Khan

New Delhi [India], Feb 22 : President Ram Nath Kovind met Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini (The Aga Khan IV) here on Thursday. Welcoming Prince Aga Khan to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President congratulated the global Shia spiritual leader on the diamond jubilee of his leadership of the […]

5 Afghan intelligence agency workers killed

Kabul [Afghanistan], Feb 22: At least five workers of the Afghan intelligence agency, National Directorate of Security (NDS) have been killed in a militant attack in Afghanistan’s northern Parwan province. The incident took place in the vicinity of Bagram district, according to the local government officials. District administrative chief of Bagram Abdul Shukoor Qudoosi confirmed […]

Jandamp;K: Tourists enjoy snowfall at Gulmarg

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Feb. 22: The tourists have seemed to enjoy the cold climate during winter in Kashmir in spite of the low level of snowfall as compared to the previous years. Usually, the main attractions for the tourists are the snow-capped mountains and hill slopes at Gulmarg and Pahalgam in Kashmir where […]

Trudeau and children play cricket with Kapil Dev, Azharuddin

New Delhi [India], Feb 22 : Amidst all the controversy surrounding Justin Trudeau’s invitation to Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal for a dinner reception, the Canadian Prime Minister was seen spending some spare time along with his children by playing cricket at Delhi’s Modern School cricket ground. Trudeau, who is on a week-long visit to India […]

‘Canadian PM Trued, politicians must not attend events glorifying militants’

“India is very sensitive about this issue because that country was partitioned in 1947 and 14 million people died. Indians will under no circumstances allow another division of their country. “Canadian politicians, including the Prime Minister, must start appreciating India’s deep sensitivities on this issue,” said Dosanjh, who was the first person of colour to […]

Subramanian Swamy slams Centre over Jaspal Atwal’s invitation for Canadian PM dinner

New Delhi, Feb 22 : BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday commented on convicted Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal’s invitation for Canadian PM dinner. While speaking to ANI, Swamy said it is our foolishness that we did not check background. He added that while Canadians say they do not support Khalistan, then why he allowed Jaspal […]

Pakistan violates ceasefire to disturb peace in India: IG BSF

Srinagar (JandK), Feb 22 : Inspector General of Border Security Force (BSF) Sonali Mishra on Thursday addressed media persons in Jammu and Kashmir?s Srinagar. While answering questions on ceasefire violation by Pakistan, Mishra said, ?Pakistan doesn’t want India to have a peaceful atmosphere; this is why they do such violations.? She added that there was […]

Saharanpur DM allegedly threatens panchayat executive officer of slitting his throat

Saharanpur (UP), Feb 22 : Saharanpur District Magistrate allegedly threatened panchayat executive officer over negligence in work. DM PK Pandey allegedly threatened the officer to slit his throat. In a video, that went viral on social media, Pandey can be seen evaluating works of officers and he later gets angry over shortcomings in an officer?s […]

Surgery, anaesthesia may affect memory

Washington D.C. [U.S.A], Feb. 22 : Turns out, surgery and anaesthesia can slightly affect memory of patients. According to a new study, patients may score slightly lower on certain memory tests after having surgery and anaesthesia. In the study of 312 participants who had surgery and 652 participants who had not (with an average age […]

Ariana Grande pulls out of Brit Awards

The star was set to perform an emotional tribute here at the O2 Arena on Wednesday night, for the victims of the Manchester terror attack which disrupted her concert in May last year. But after agreeing to take part, her team notified organisers at the last moment, that she couldn’t make it, reports mirror.co.uk. “Ariana […]

Pakistan must avoid ‘blind trust’ of Chinese in Balochistan

Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb.22 ): The Government of Pakistan needs to remain vigilant about not reposing blind trust in ‘friend and partner’ China with regard to Beijing’s reported attempts to negotiate with Baloch separatists and bring them back into the national mainstream. An editorial in The Nation has criticized this reported overture by China with Baloch […]

Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal invited for PM Trudeau reception

New Delhi, Feb 22  : A convicted Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal, who was active in the banned International Sikh Youth Federation, posed with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie Trudeau at an event in Mumbai on February 20, during the Canadian first family’s visit to India. Jaspal was also invited for a formal dinner […]

Watch: Pakistan violates ceasefire in JandK’s Uri sector

Uri (JandK), Feb 22 : The Pakistan Army on Thursday restored to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector. As of now, no casualties or loss of property have been reported. Meanwhile, gunshots were heard in Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Search and cordon operation by security forces is underway.(ANI)

BSF organises a medical cum blood donation camp in JandK

Poonch (JandK), Feb 22 : The Border Security Force (BSF) organised a medical cum blood donation camp in Jammu and Kashmir?s Poonch district. Scores of people participated in the medical camp. In the camp, free medical checkup and free medicines were provided to the patients. BSF Jawans donated blood in medical camp for the needy […]

Pak doesn’t want India to remain peaceful: BSF

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Feb 22 : In the wake of the continuous ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday said that Pakistan restores to incessant firing across the border because they don’t want India to have a peaceful atmosphere. “Pakistan doesn’t want India to have a peaceful […]

Watch: DJ thrashed for refusing to play music after 10 pm

Agra (UP), Feb 22 : After refusing to play music after 10 pm, the DJ along with his team was thrashed at a wedding function in Agar. The incident took place on February 20 and was recorded on CCTV camera.(ANI)

Watch: Worker dies days after assault by mob

Jaipur, Feb 22: A worker, who was allegedly lynched by a mob on February 3 on suspicion of being a child molester, died at a hospital on Wednesday. A video that went viral on social media showed he was tied up to an electric pole and being thrashed mercilessly by a mob.(ANI)

Watch: ANI journalist questions Canadian PM about invitation to Khalistani terrorist for dinner, gets no reply

New Delhi, Feb 22 : Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is on his week-long India visit, arrived in Jama Masjid along with his family on Thursday. During the visit, ANI journalist questions Canadian PM Trudeau about invitation to Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal for a formal dinner reception, gets no reply.(ANI)

Wreath laying ceremony of BSF constable S K Murmu held

Humhuma (JandK), Feb 22 : Wreath laying ceremony of BSF constable S K Murmu was held in Humhuma of Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar on Thursday. Constable S K Murmu lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Tangdhar sector of north Kashmir. He was shot by a Pakistani sniper from across the Line of […]

Grenade hurled at US embassy in Montenegro

Podgorica [Montenegro], Feb 22 (ANI): An unknown person hurled a hand grenade, at the United States embassy in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, before blowing himself up, the government officials said on Thursday. According to the Guardian, a police vehicle blocked the street where the embassy is located. No damage has been reported. Local media […]

Stormzy, Dua Lipa shine at Brit awards

Rapper Stormzy, whose real name is Michael Omari, beat artistes including Ed Sheeran and Liam Gallagher in the British Male Solo Artist category, and he also grabbed the British album of the year, reports guardian.com. Stormzy’s album “Gangs Signs & Prayer” was up against Lipa’s “Dua Lipa”, Sheeran’s “Divide”, J Hus’ “Common Sense” and Rag’n’Bone […]

Teigen worried over Twitterati’s grammar knowledge

Teigen, 32, bemoaned the shortcomings of her followers, accusing them of failing to grasp how quotation marks should be used, reports femalefirst.co.uk. “I’m worried a lot of you don’t know what quotation marks are for. I didn’t say this. Someone else did. I am quoting that person with the words inside the quotation marks. This […]

Williams faces backlash after saying Beyonce needs autotune

Williams criticised the singer on her show on Tuesday, where she said: “There are only a few people who can sing raw dog and Fergie is not one, she needs autotune. Jennifer Lopez needs autotune. Janet Jackson needs autotune. Beyonce needs autotune”. Her remarks sparked rage on social media. While one user tweeted: “Wendy Williams, […]

Bride, groom narrow escape after ceiling fell down during marriage ceremony

New Delhi, Feb 22 : In a shocking incident, bride and groom narrow escape after ceiling fell down during marriage ceremony. No causality have been reported so far.

Trump says arming teachers could prevent school massacres

Washington, D.C. (United States), Feb 22 : The United States President Donald Trump suggested that arming teachers could help prevent massacres such as last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school. Trump voiced support for the idea during an emotional White House meeting with students who survived the shooting and a parent whose child […]

Watch: RPF personnel rescues woman from falling in front of moving train

Mumbai, Feb 22 : A Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel, along with some other people, saved a woman passenger’s life by rescuing her from falling, while she was boarding a train at Mumbai Central Railway Station.

SC to hear plea by Kerala Haj Committee

New Delhi [India], Feb 22 : The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear the plea filed by Kerala Haj Committee challenging the Centre’s guidelines in Haj pilgrim selection. On February 19, the Committee had filed a plea challenging Centre’s guidelines. The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to file a reply as to what are […]

NITI Aayog preparing new list of sick PSUs for disinvestment: Amitabh Kant

New Delhi [India], Feb 22 : NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has said that the Aayog has already recommended 40 sick PSUs for strategic disinvestment and is making an additional list of sick PSUs that can be privatized. Kant said, “NITI Aayog has already recommended 40 sick PSUs for strategic disinvestment. Department of Investment and […]

SC to hear Kerala Love-Jihad case today

New Delhi [India], Feb 22 : The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear the Kerala Love-Jihad case. On Wednesday, the Apex Court had refused to adjourn Thursday’s hearing in the case. Hadiya’s father had requested Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra to defer the hearing scheduled to be on February 22, but it was […]

Trump calls for strict background checks for gun purchases

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 22 : United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday called for the implementation of strict background checks for gun purchases, following the deadly school shooting at a Florida high school last week. “Whether we are Republican or Democrat, we must now focus on strengthening Background Checks!” Trump posted on Twitter. Trump […]

Students gather at Washington station, march against gun violence

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 22 : Hundreds of students descended on Union Station here on Wednesday and marched in protest against gun violence and demanded action on gun control, in the wake of the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school last week. Local high school students could be seen chanting and holding signs […]

Delhi: Prisoner found dead in suspicious circumstances

New Delhi [India], Feb 22 : A prisoner was found dead in suspicious circumstances behind Delhi’s Naraina police station. However, the police have clarified that the deceased prisoner, who has been identified as Dalbir Singh, tried to flee from the police custody and died after jumping from the second floor of the police station. The […]

BJP ignored Mungaoli: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Ashoknagar (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Feb 22 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ignored Mungaoli, said Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday. Scindia, while participating in a road show here, said, “No BJP minister was seen here for past 14 years. But after the death of MLA Mahendra Singh, the government is so interested in Mungaoli […]

AAP vs chief secy: Delhi’s bureaucrats decide to continue peaceful protest

New Delhi [India]. Feb 22 : Bureaucrats of Delhi government have formed coordination committee comprising of representatives of all associations and decided to continue peaceful protest against alleged manhandling of Delhi chief Secretary Anshu Prakash. The Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS), Delhi Administration Subordinate Service (DASS) and […]

Naidu says will fight with Centre for Andhra’s development

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Feb 22 : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said that he would fight with the Centre against its ‘non-cooperation’ for the development of the state. “The Congress party, which had bifurcated the state, made several promises in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act for the development but did nothing. […]

Apex court’s judgment might create havoc in Pak

London [UK], Feb 22 : The recent judgment on former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court of Pakistan might create havoc in the country, according to a meeting chaired by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). An exigent meeting of MQM’s Coordination and Central Executive Committees was held under the chair of Convener […]

Rising demands for vegan vacations

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 22 : Planning to go on a vacation? Sometimes, vegetarians and vegans can struggle to find decent food while staying in a hotel that also has non-vegetarian food items. Fret not! Many tour operators are there to help you, especially if you are a vegan. Travel firm VegVoyages was launched in […]

Low fat or low carb, same difference!

London [UK], Feb 22 : Common dieting advice urges people to either eat fewer carbohydrates or less fat in order to lose weight. But as per a recent study, neither approach is better than the other for you to shed those kilos of weight. The scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine in the United […]

Centurion T20I: Klassen, Duminy blow India away

Centurion [South Africa], Feb 22 : Solid innings from South African batsman Heinrich Klassen and skipper J.P. Duminy blew India away, as the hosts handed the visitors a six-wicket defeat and levelled the T20 series 1-1 at the SuperSports Park here on Thursday. With this win, South Africa remained alive in the series, with the […]

Coffee can help you live longer!

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 22 : Here is a good news for coffee lovers! You do not need to think twice about pouring yourself an extra cup of coffee every time. It is absolutely healthy for you! People who drink coffee twice or thrice a day, have loads of health benefits. According to a new […]

Voter registration at Black Panther lines

New York [USA], Feb 22 : Activists are using Black Panthers, the superhero of the recent Marvel film of the same name, which stars a nearly all-black cast as a chance to increase the voter registration of the African-Americans. The film is set in the fictional East African country of Wakanda, the WGN TV reported. […]

Fire in Mumbai’s Goregaon doused

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 22 : A major fire that broke out in Mumbai’s Goregaon on Wednesday has been doused. The fire broke out at around 9:40 p.m. in a footwear factory at Kama Industrial Estate of Babulal Compound. Eight fire tenders were immediately rushed to the spot. At the time of filing this report, […]

Aniston did not expect to be single again

New York [USA], Feb 22 : Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston did not expect to be single once again and she is “sad and disappointed” as her marriage with Justin Theroux did not work out. According to a source close to Aniston, the Friends star believes in love ultimately, she may not date anyone again. “As […]

British company in talks to buy Mallya’s Force India

London [U.K] Feb 22 : A UK-based energy drinks company is in talks to buy Force India, the formula one team owned by embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya. The flamboyant liquor baron is facing extradition to India over money laundering charges. British media reported on Wednesday that Rich Energy is leading a consortium that is […]

Chhattisgarh CM wishes ailing Kunwar Bai speedy recovery

New Delhi [India], Feb. 21 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday wished a speedy recovery to ailing Kunwar Bai, who was felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the mascot for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Kunwar Bai had sold seven of her goats to raise the money to build a toilet at her house. […]

Piyush Goyal releases Hindi version of Bibek Debroy’s books

New Delhi [India], Feb. 21 : Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday released two books, in Hindi version, of noted economist Bibek Debroy. The books are titled- ‘Indian Railways: Country Life Line’ and ‘India on the Backtrack’. “Dr Bibek Debroy has translated Mahabharata and Ramayana from Sanskrit to English, which is a splendid attempt. […]

Telangana, Taiwan signs agreement for better technology partnership

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Feb. 21 : The Telangana Government on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Taoyuan City of Taiwan for better technology partnership in the state. The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2018, concluded earlier today with Telangana, India handing over the baton to Armenia for the 2019 edition. IT Minister […]