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  • Varun Dhawan not allowed to vote as name missing from voter list
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 21 : Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan, who went to cast vote in the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls, was not allowed as his name was missing from the voter list.

  • Malayalam actress molested: Kerala HC postpones accused's anticipatory bail plea till March 3
    Trivandrum (Kerala) , Feb 21 : The Kerala High Court on Tuesday postponed the hearing over the anticipatory bail application, moved by Sunil Kumar one of the three arrested accused, in connection with the Malayalam actress' abduction and molestation case, till March 3.

  • US-based retailers face wrath of Hindu community for selling 'Ganesh' beers, 'Om' shoes
    New Delhi , Feb 21 : Two US-based online retailers have come under the scanner for offending the religious sentiments of the Hindu community by selling beer with Lord Ganesha's picture on its label and footwear sporting the Om symbol.

  • Sri Lanka's Dickwella receives two-match ban for another misconduct
    Dubai [UAE], Feb.21 : Sri Lanka opener Niroshan Dickwella has been suspended for two limited-over matches after he was found guilty of 'showing dissent at an umpire's decision' during Sunday's second T20I of the three-match series against Australia in Geelong.

  • Bangladesh pays tribute to language movement martyrs
    Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb. 21 : Bangladesh paid tribute to the martyrs of the Language Movement on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day today.

  • Gayle, Sangakkara won't play PSL final in Lahore
    Karachi [Lahore], Feb.21 : West Indies swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle and Sri Lankan duo of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene have refused to travel to Lahore to play the final match of the ongoing second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), in the wake of the recent terror attacks in the nation.

  • #BMCelections: B-town celebs step out to vote
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : With polling commencing for the 227 municipal wards in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), B-town celebs also stepped out to cast their vote.

  • Vivo Healthcare aims to establish 100 training centres by the end of 2017
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : India's first healthcare education and training company, Vivo Healthcare is eyeing major expansion across India, South Asia and the Middle East, following fresh strategic funding from Netherlands-based ICCO Investments.

  • Nagaland crisis: 'Strange' Govt. is not giving opportunity to women, says Cong
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : With the failure to contain the tribal agitation over offering 33 percent reservation for women in the Nagaland Government, the Congress on Tuesday expressed displeasure, citing it was strange that the state which runs the best system in the world didn't wish to give enough opportunity to women.

  • Siemens to deploy state-of-the-art signalling systems for Nagpur Metro
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : Siemens Limited and Siemens Rail Automation Ltd. S.A.U Spain have jointly won an order worth Rs. 287 crore to supply state-of-the-art signaling technology for the first two metro lines of the Nagpur Metro, the North-South and the East-West Corridors.

  • BMC polls: BJP leader not allowed to vote as name missing from voter list
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 21 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shaina NC on Tuesday was not allowed to cast vote in the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls as her name was missing from the voter list.

  • Pak allows its Army to take action against terrorists across border
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 21 : Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has told the Senate that the country's Army had been allowed to take action against terrorists across the border after strong evidence of Afghan soil being used to launch recent acts of terrorism in the country was obtained.

  • N Chandrasekaran set to take over as Tata Sons Chairman
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : It will be a historic moment when Natarajan Chandrasekaran takes over as Chairman, Tata Sons, being the first non-Parsi to take over reigns of the country's most diversified business group

  • Kohli thanks sprint legend Bolt for congratulating him on `record` Puma deal
    New Delhi , Feb.21 : Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli has expressed his gratitude to Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt after the latter congratulated the swashbuckling batsman, for signing a whopping Rs. 110 crore deal with sports brand Puma by becoming their brand ambassador.

  • Reliance Jio and Uber announce strategic partnership
    Kolkata, Feb 21 : Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd and Uber have announced a strategic partnership aimed at bringing the benefits of Jio Digital Life ecosystem to their users.

  • Sri Lanka's Dickwella suspended for two limited-over matches
    Dubai, Feb 21 : Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella has been suspended for two limited-over matches after his accumulated demerit points reached five within a 24-month period following his latest breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for which he received a 30 per cent fine and two demerit points, an official release stated.

  • Afghanistan: At least 15 Taliban militants killed in two airstrikes
    Kabul, Feb 21 : At least 15 Taliban militants were killed in two separate airstrikes conducted by the Afghanistan government in the country's Helmand province, local Khaama Press reported.

  • Beatles stars Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr unite for the latter's new album
    Los Angeles, Feb 21 : Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, two of the surviving Beatles of the Fab Four, have come together once again as they recorded music together after almost seven years.

  • It is BJP-Sena contest as Mumbai votes on Tuesday to elect new BMC
    Mumbai, Feb 21 : The richest civic body of India-Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)- is witnessing a hard contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena as the former allies decided to fight against each other after falling out on seat sharing issue.

  • UN Security Council condemns latest terrorist attack in Mogadishu
    New York, Feb 21 : Strongly condemning the latest deadly terrorist attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations Security Council on Monday reiterated that its determination to support peace, security and development in the long-troubled country would not be swayed by this, or any other such attack.

  • Odisha: Polling begins for final phase of three tier Panchayat Elections
    Bhubaneswar , Feb. 21 : Polling has begun for the fifth and final phase of three-tier Panchayat polls in 26 districts of Odisha.

  • Time to move on from demonetisation: HDFC Chairman
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : After relentless debates have been underway discussing the impact of demonetisation, HDFC Bank Chairman Deepak Parekh on Tuesday stated that it is high time this discussion ended, while casting his vote in Mumbai today in the BMC polls.

  • Rajouri: BSF foils infiltration bid, ammunition recovered from neutralised terrorist
    Srinagar , Feb. 21 : The Border Security Force (BSF) deployed at the Line of Control (LoC) in Keri Sector, Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir opened fire on a group of three-four terrorists and successfully foiled their infiltration bid.

  • Lindsay Lohan not giving up hopes on 'Mean Girls' sequel
    Washington D.C. (USA), Feb. 21 : It has been almost 13 years since the moviegoers were introduced with Lindsay Lohan's Regina George in the cult-film 'Mean Girls' and the actress is leaving no stone unturned to make its sequel happen.

  • 'The Priceless Princess' Deepika Padukone looks stunning in red
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : In a career spanning for almost a decade, Deepika Padukone has time and again proved she is a priced possession of the Bollywood industry and has now made her presence felt in the Hollywood industry as well.

  • TN Power Tussle: Madras HC to hear DMK's plea challenging trust vote today
    Chennai , Feb. 21 : The Madras High Court today will hear the DMK's plea seeking to declare null and void, the vote of confidence in the Tamil Nadu Assembly by Chief Minister EK Palaniswami.

  • OUP ventures into healthcare academic and clinical solutions in India
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : Known for its diverse publishing programmes across different disciplines, Oxford University Press (OUP) introduced its medical publishing programme to India.

  • BMC polls: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat casts vote
    Nagpur (Maharashtra) , Feb. 21 : With polling commencing for the 227 municipal wards in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday cast his vote at a local school in Nagpur.

  • Fortis Healthcare partners with Excelity for payroll and benefits administration
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : Excelity Global, India's largest provider of payroll administration, benefits and human capital management, announced its collaboration with Fortis Healthcare, on Monday.

  • Priyanka Chopra celebrates President's day in a quirky way
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : The whole world knows that Priyanka Chopra is having the time of her life in Hollywood.

  • 'Strange' that Naga Govt. is not giving opportunity to women: Congress
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : With the failure to contain the tribal agitation over offering 33 percent reservation for women in the Nagaland Government, the Congress on Tuesday expressed displeasure, citing it was strange that the state which runs the best system in the world didn't wish to give enough opportunity to women.

  • Karnataka shocker: Father carries daughter's corpse on moped following hospital's apathy
    Karnataka , Feb.21 : In yet another shocking case of apathy, a distraught father carried the body of his dead daughter to the hospital in in Karnataka's Tumkur district, as there were no ambulances available.

  • Swords and insanity take centre stage in new 'King Arthur' trailer
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : Bow Down! The King has arrived.

  • WhatsApp introduces new update to its 'status' feature
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : In lieu of its eighth birthday on February 24, 2017, WhatsApp messenger, the instant messaging platform introduced a new update which is set to revamp the status feature.

  • BMC polls: MNS chief Raj Thackeray casts his vote
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 21 : Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Tuesday cast his vote for the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

  • LTC scam: Court grants bail to ex-Rajya Sabha MP Mahmood A Madani
    New Delhi , Feb.21 : Former Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Mahmood A. Madani was today granted bail by a special court here in connection with the Leave and Travel Concession (LTC) scam, for allegedly causing a loss of 5.75 lakhs to the exchequer by submitting wrong claims.

  • Let's be proud of our Mumbai: Niranjan Hiranandani
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : In the wake of the ongoing BMC Polls in Mumbai, Niranjan Hiranandani, CMD, Hiranandani Communities has encouraged Mumbaikars to exercise their voting rights and feel proud of their city.

  • Dr Jawahar Surisetti felicitated with BBC Knowledge award for outstanding contribution to education
    New Delhi , Feb 21 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Eminent educationist and psychologist has been bestowed the BBC Knowledge Award for Outstanding Contribution to education at the World Education Awards at Taj Lands End in Bandra by the Minister of Education of Malaysia on 18th February for his mass movement to reduce dropouts and girl education.

  • Girl survives 34 snakebites over 3 years, father says it's "routine"
    Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh) , Feb. 21 : What kind of girl gets bitten by snakes 34 times and lives to tell the tale? Meet 18-year-old Manisha from Himachal Pradesh.

  • CMR Research Report: Samsung, Apple and HTC most successful global premium smartphone brands over last decade
    New Delhi , Feb 21 : Samsung, Apple and HTC have emerged as the most successful mobile brands in the first decade of smartphones in India, according to the Mobile Industry Consumer Insight (MICI) Report by CyberMedia (CMR) Research.

  • VNL urges domestic equipment manufacturers to take lead in Telecom exports at the ASEAN-India Digital Partnership meet
    New Delhi , Feb 21 : To commemorate the 25th year of the ASEAN India relations, TEPC (Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council) organized an inter-ministerial meeting between telecom ministers of ASEAN countries and India in New Delhi today.

  • Looking forward to GST for smoother cost cutting mechanisms, says VP Kirloskar
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : The most anticipated Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill, which is most likely to be a game-changer in terms of cost cutting will provide leverage to implement cost cutting mechanisms, thus paving way for consumers to avail Gensets at lower costs, said Sanjeev Nimkar, Vice President, Business Head Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd., at the launch of their new range of High Horsepower (HHP) Gensets.

  • Emma Watson creates new Instagram to promote sustainable fashion
    London (UK), Feb. 21 : Emma Watson, even when busy in her hectic working schedule is not letting her campaign work effected, as she creates a new Instagram account to promote eco-friendly fashion.

  • US delegation to meet Ravi Shankar Prasad, discussion over skilled manpower, IP rights
    New Delhi , Feb. : A delegation from the United States will meet Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in the national capital today, to discuss issues like movement of skilled manpower and IP rights.

  • Five feared dead as plane crashes into shopping mall in Melbourne
    Melbourne, Feb 21 : Five people, including the pilot, are feared dead after a charter plane crashed into a shopping outlet on Tuesday in Melbourne, Australia, according to media reports.

  • New Delhi: Police arrest one in Hauz Khas Village rape incident
    New Delhi, Feb 21 : Delhi police on Tuesday arrested one person in the alleged Hauz Khas rape incident, according to media reports.

  • Afghanistan: US airstrike kills at least 12 ISIS militants
    Kabul, Feb 21 : At least 12 ISIS militants were killed in an airstrike conducted by the US in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, local Khaama Press reported.

  • Matrix Partners India set to complete its investment term with Cloudnine Group of Hospitals
    Bengaluru, Feb 20 : Marquee Venture Capital firm Matrix Partners India has successfully completed its investment term in Cloudnine Group of Hospitals becoming the first investor in the hospital to initiate the process for an investment exit. Matrix had backed Cloudnine in its early growth strategy in 2011, an investment funded through their first fund and had also re-invested in subsequent investments rounds thereafter. Investment banking firm Spark Capital has been appointed to facilitate the process.

  • DR Congo: UN rights chief calls on Government to halt violence by security forces
    New York, Feb 21 : The United Nations human rights chief on Monday called on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to take immediate steps to halt widespread human rights violations, including apparent summary executions, by the country's armed forces.

  • Long-time Russian Ambassador to UN, Vitaly Churkin, dies suddenly in New York
    New York, Feb 21 : The United Nations Security Council and the General Assembly on Monday mourned the passing of the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, who died suddenly this morning in New York.

  • Shah Rukh Khan wishes team 'Ittefaq' on Day 1 of shoot
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : The King of Bollywood, who is producing the official remake of 1969 Hindi murder mystery 'Ittefaq' starring Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha, recently dropped in on the sets as the team kickstarted the shoot.

  • Security arrangements along Afghan border are to fight common enemy: Pak Army Chief
    Rawalpindi [Pakistan], Feb. 21 : Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that security arrangements along its border with Afghanistan are to fight terrorists of all hue and colour.

  • Neymar to face trial after losing appeal over corruption charges
    Barcelona [Spain], Feb.21 : Barcelona star striker Neymar has been ordered to appear before the court after he lost his final appeal against the corruption charges relating to his move from Santos to the Camp Nou club.

  • BMC polls: BJP confident of victory despite rift with Shiv Sena
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 21 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday expressed confidence of securing a majority in the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls, despite facing a stiff competition from its ally Shiv Sena.

  • JK: BSF foils infiltration bid, terrorist gunned down in Rajouri
    Srinagar , Feb. 21 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday morning gunned down a terrorist in an attempt to foil an infiltration bid in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Kim Kardashian is ready to talk about Paris robbery: Kris Jenner
    Washington D.C. (USA), Feb. 21 : Everybody knows about the terrifying ordeal Kim Kardashian had to face in Paris.

  • Delhi Police nabs one in Hauz Khas sexual assault case
    New Delhi , Feb 21 : The Delhi Police, on Tuesday, arrested one person in connection with the alleged rape of a 24-year-old woman from northeast, in Delhi's Hauz Khas area.

  • Sri Lanka drought: India to donate eight water bowsers, 100 tonnes of rice
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : Foreign Secretary of India S. Jaishankar, visited Sri Lanka from February 18 to 20, for bilateral discussions with their leaders, as part of the continued high level engagement between the two countries.

  • Infosys denies allegations made by whistleblower's letter
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : IT solutions provider Infosys retaliated against allegations made in the anonymous whistleblower's letter that was published in newspapers on Monday, stating that the assertions made are libellous and are aimed at tarnishing the image of Infosys and its management.

  • Mumbai: Police seizes two cars full of liquor before BMC polls
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb 21 : The Kurar Police seized two cars full of liquor last night ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls here.