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  • Storm over AIMIM Waris Pathan’s ‘communal speech’

    Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) A huge political storm has erupted over a former Mumbai legislator of All Indian Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Waris Pathan for his comments at an anti-CAA protest in neighbouring Karnataka. While the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader Bala Nandgaonkar has issued an open threat to Pathan, activist lawyer[Read More…]

  • Jamieson bowled exceedingly well, hit good areas: Agarwal

    Wellington, Feb 21 (IANS) India opener Mayank Agarwal feels New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson, who had a dream debut on Friday in the first Test, bowled exceedingly well and used the new ball to good effect as India were left reeling at 122/5 at stumps after a rain-affected first[Read More…]

  • What’s Modi’s ‘Rurban’ that completed 4 years?

    New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) This Friday is the fourth anniversary of the launch of Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM). But what is it anyway? To put it simply, it’s a collated term for rural and urban. Rural clusters which illustrate potential for growth have economic drivers and derive[Read More…]

  • Robots takes over COVID-19 disinfection work in China

    New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) As China struggles to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus (COVID-19), robots were being deployed in the country’s front lines in an effort to combat the disease. The development came to light after a video was shared by one of the country’s leading[Read More…]

  • India’s Jehan Daruvala signed by Red Bull F1 Jr programme

    Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) In a huge boost to Indian motorsport, Red Bull Racing Formula One Team have signed Jehan Daruvala for their Red Bull Junior Programme, paving the way for the country’s big racing hope to compete in the FIA Formula 2 Championship. Jehan, who has taken giant strides[Read More…]

  • How Microsoft Cloud helped B2B marketplace Udaan to take flight

    New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Online business-to-business (B2B) marketplace unicorn Udaan has said that running its operations atop Microsoft Azure has helped it maintain a lean engineering set up and quickly become one of the highest valued start-ups in the country. “The day we were valued at a billion dollars,[Read More…]

  • One held in connection with UP student’s murder

    Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Police on Friday arrested a suspect in conection with the murder of Prashant Singh, an engineering student at Babu Banarasi Das (BBD) University in Uttar Pradesh’s capital. “Prashant was stabbed to death at the Alaknanda apartment in Lucknow’s Gomtinagar on Thursday. Police have arrested Aman Bahadur[Read More…]

  • Didn’t like Goyal’s reference to ‘mini Portugal’: Goa BJP prez

    Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) Goa BJP on Friday took objection to Union Railways and Commerce Minster Piyush Goyal’s utterances last week about turning Goa into a “mini Portugal”. Speaking to reporters at a press conference on Friday, state Bharatiya Janata Party president Sadanand Shet Tanavade said, that the party “did[Read More…]

  • Another B’luru girl held for ‘Free Kashmir’ placard

    Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Another Bengaluru woman was detained for allegedly holding a placard saying ‘Free Kashmir’ at a demonstration in the city to protest against the arrest of college student Amulya who had purportedly raised pro-Pakistan slogans at an anti-CAA rally a day ago, a top police official said[Read More…]

  • ISRO to validate design, engineering of rocket carrying human

    Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) The Indian space agency will carry out a series of tests to validate the design and engineering of the rocket and orbital module system for the country’s prestigious human space flight programme-Gaganyaan, a top official said. He also said the space agency would soon build its[Read More…]

  • Prez, PM Modi extend greetings on Maha Shivratri

    New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and others on Friday wished the people on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. Extending his greetings to the people, President Kovind tweeted: “Greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens on Mahashivaratri. May[Read More…]

  • Biocon chief Kiran Shaw declared EY entrepreneur of 2019

    Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) London-headquartered professional services giant Ernst & Young (EY) honoured Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar Shaw as the entrepreneur of the year 2019 from India, Biocon said on Friday. “I am honoured to receive the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Entrepreneurship is one of the most economically[Read More…]

  • Mild tremors in Assam, Meghalaya, areas bordering B’Desh

    Guwahati/Shillong, Feb 21 (IANS) Mild earthquakes with a magnitude 2.9 to 3.3 hit some parts of Assam, Meghalaya and bordering Bangladesh on Friday. There was no report of any damage or casualty, official said. An official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the first quake with a magnitude[Read More…]

  • Elli AvRam channels Jolie’s Tomb Raider look

    Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Elli AvrRams look from “Malang” has garnered wide praise, and pictures from her look test reminds one of Angelina Jolies Lara Croft from Hollywood film “Tomb Raider”. Elli can be seen in different poses, as she looks at the camera with intensity. She is wearing[Read More…]

  • Court takes cognisance of chargesheet against Talwar in FCRA case

    New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A special court has taken cognisance of the chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a case pertaining to alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) by an NGO linked to corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar. Special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar took cognisance[Read More…]

  • Scant progress on reforms after Vatican’s abuse summit

    Vatican City, Feb 21 (IANS) A year has passed since a historic summit in the Vatican where Bishops and Cardinals listened to victims of abuse, but little progress has been made in the way of reforms since the unprecedented meeting, a media report said on Friday. On February 21, 2019,[Read More…]

  • Last couple of weeks have been surreal: Jamieson

    Wellington, Feb 21 (IANS) Fast bowler Kyle Jamieson had a dream debut on Friday, picking up three wickets including that of Indian captain Virat Kohli on Day 1 of New Zealand’s first Test against India in Wellington. Jamieson, currently the tallest international cricketer in the world, started off by picking[Read More…]

  • S.Korea confirms 100 more COVID-19 cases, 204 overall

    Seoul, Feb 21 (IANS) South Korea on Friday confirmed 100 more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total number of infections to 204. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said that of the total patients, 153 were residents in Daegu, about 300 km southeast of[Read More…]

  • Prince Charles to meet storm Dennis flood victims

    London, Feb 21 (IANS) The UK’s Prince Charles will meet victims of storm Dennis, which hit more than 1,000 homes and businesses last week, during a trip to Wales on Friday. Prince Charles will visit Pontypridd town centre, parts of which were left under water after days of rain, the[Read More…]

  • Shaan unveils his new song ‘Main tujhko yaad karta hoon’

    Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Singer Shaan has come up with his new single “Main Tujhko Yaad Karta Hoon”. Shot in Goa, the song is a bitter-sweet romantic ballad. “The song is an ode to love that stays with one forever, times and circumstances can change but love remains constant,” Shaan[Read More…]

  • This four-legged player is the best fielder

    New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Dogs are said to be best friends of human beings. They understand the language of humans like no other animal and often indulge in activities which leave us in awe. Veteran actress and talk show host Simi Garewal has shared a video which is creating[Read More…]

  • China unveils new lists of US items excluded from additional tariffs

    Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) China on Friday unveiled the first set of lists of US goods to be excluded from the second round of tariff counter-measures against Washington. The exemption, which covers two lists of goods, will be effective from February 28, 2019 to February 27, 2021, Xinhua news agency[Read More…]

  • Owaisi is leader of nationwide anti-CAA protests: BJP

    New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A day after pro-Pakistan slogans were alleged raised at Asaduddin Owaisi’s anti-CAA rally in Bengaluru and his party member Waris Pathan made communal statements, BJP called the AIMIM chief the “leader” of the nationwide protests against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act. “Today we have brought[Read More…]

  • Outcry over Aboriginal flag ban in Aus Anzac Day services

    Canberra, Feb 21 (IANS) A decision to ban the Aboriginal flag and other forms of recognition from Anzac Day services in Western Australia (WA) has sparked widespread backlash, a media report said on Friday. Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by the Australian and[Read More…]

  • Govt hopeful of completing BPCL stake sale in FY21 H1

    New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The disinvestment department is hopeful of completing the sale of government stake in state refiner BPCL by the first half of next fiscal and is working towards that timeline where prospective bidders would be given enough time for due diligence. Officials say as of now[Read More…]

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