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Pulwama mastermind killed: Police

Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Security forces on Monday shot dead a Pakistani militant of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) who masterminded the suicide bombing of a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir killing 49 troopers, police sources said. Kamran, a JeM commander, was killed in a gunfight barely 10 km from the spot[Read More…]

Goa government scheme promotes goat-breeding for meat

Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) A new scheme promoted by the BJP-led coalition government in Goa wants to promote goat breeding in the coastal state because goat-meat or mutton, does not have religious taboo. The scheme promoted by the state’s Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services comes at a time[Read More…]

Pakistan summons its envoy in India for consultations (Lead)

Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday summoned its High Commissioner in India, Sohail Mahmood, for “consultations” following diplomatic tensions between the two countries after the suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir killed 49 CRPF troopers. “We have called back our High Commissioner in India for consultations. He left New[Read More…]

BJP MP Kirti Azad joins Congress (Lead)

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician and suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad on Monday joined the Congress in the presence of party President Rahul Gandhi. Azad, who represents Darbhanga constituency in Bihar in the Lok Sabha, was to join the Congress on February 15 but following the suicide bombing in[Read More…]

Virus-infected bacteria can aid in fight against climate change

New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Viruses do not always kill their microbial hosts, say researchers who found that virus-infected bacteria could thus provide help in the fight against climate change. The study showed that viruses develop a mutually beneficial relationship with their microbial hosts. The virus establishes itself inside the[Read More…]

TN Law Minister welcomes SC order on Vedanta

Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Law Minister C.Ve. Shanmugam on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court order allowing Vedanta’s copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi to remain closed according to the state government’s order. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in December 2018 had ordered opening of the plant known as Sterlite[Read More…]

Singapore Airlines to fly Airbus A350 from Bengaluru soon

Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) Leading international carrier Singapore Airlines on Monday said it would fly Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft between Bengaluru and Singapore thrice a week from May 18. The 325-seater A350-900 of the French aerospace major (Airbus Industries) is a twin-engine wide body passenger jet for medium and[Read More…]

Two judges of Jharkhand High Court take oath

Hazaribagh, Feb 18 (IANS) Two new judges of the Jharkhand High Court took oath of office here on Monday. Sanjay Dwivedi and Deepak Roshan took the oath administered by Chief Justice Annirudh Bose. Senior lawyers and judges were also present during the ceremony. The total number of judges in the[Read More…]

Six die in MP road accident

Ashoknagar (Madhya Pradesh), Feb 18 (IANS) All six occupants of an autorickshaw were killed when it was hit by a truck here in Madhya Pradesh early on Monday, police said. The accident took place on Vidisha road in Ashoknagar district. The police said the victims were returning from a wedding[Read More…]

Pakistan calls its envoy to India for consultations

Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday summoned its High Commissioner in India, Sohail Mahmood, for “consultations” following diplomatic tensions between the two countries after the suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 49 troopers. “We have called back our High Commissioner in India for consultations. He left New[Read More…]

Singapore-based BIGO announces $100 mn investment in India

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Singapore-based social media platform BIGO Technology on Monday announced an investment of over $100 million to expand its business in India in the next three years, creating nearly 1,000 jobs. As part of the investment, the internet company will start a regional centre by the[Read More…]

Total Dhamaal box office collection day 10: Ajay Devgn starrer remains rock steady

‘Total Dhamaal’ won’t release in Pakistan

Mumbai: Actor-producer Ajay Devgn on Monday announced that his forthcoming film “Total Dhamaal” will not release in Pakistan. The decision comes after the Pulwama terror attack that claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers last week. “In light of the current situation, the team of ‘Total Dhamaal’ has decided to[Read More…]

Researchers developing new therapy to treat Parkinson’s disease

New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Cell replacement may play an increasing role in alleviating the symptoms such as movement problems and memory loss of Parkinson’s disease (PD), researchers say. The most common PD treatment today is based on enhancing the activity of the nigrostriatal pathway in the brain with dopamine-modulating[Read More…]

Ex-BJP man Kirti Azad joins Congress

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Former BJP leader Kirti Azad, who was suspended by the party, joined the Congress here on Monday in the presence of party chief Rahul Gandhi. The cricketer-turned-politician announced his joining on Twitter and added that he felicitated Gandhi in the traditional Mithila style. Azad was[Read More…]

Abe avoids commenting on Trump’ candidature for Nobel Prize

Tokyo, Feb 18 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday declined to comment on US President Donald Trumps claims that he has nominated the American leader for this years Nobel Peace Prize, but instead praised Trumps efforts to defuse the North Korean nuclear crisis. “I’m not saying (the claim)[Read More…]

Shutdown in Kerala over Youth Congress activists’ murder

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) The Youth Congress in Kerala on Monday started a state-wide dawn to dusk shutdown in protest of murder of two of its activists allegedly by CPI-M workers in Kasargode last night. At a few places the demonstrators pelted stones at state-owned buses and forcefully closed down[Read More…]





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