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  • UN envoy and Pope Francis meet on enhancing cooperation to protect children from violence
    New York, Mar 24 : The United Nations envoy advocating an end to violence against children has met with His Holiness Pope Francis to discuss greater cooperation on protecting children from sexual and other forms of violence.

  • Somalia: A moment of hope amid tragedy, says UN envoy
    New York, Mar 24 : Noting that Somalia faces a number of "daunting difficulties" after decades of conflict, a senior United Nations official on Thursday highlighted that there is also a new momentum in the country for fresh political engagement amongst its people with the recent electoral process.

  • Faced with 'clear science, real threats' countries must remain committed to Paris climate deal - UN
    New York, Mar 24 : Climate change is an unprecedented and growing threat to peace, prosperity and development and addressing it presents an economic opportunity for Governments and business, senior United Nations officials said on Thursday.

  • FB post controversy: Another FIR lodged against poet Srijato
    Kolkata, Mar 23 : A day after Siliguri Metropolitan Police registered a non-bailable case against eminent Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through a poem on social networking site Facebook, another FIR has been lodged against the Kolkata-based poet on Thursday at Ghola Police Station in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, reports said.

  • Canada: Federal Government delivers second budget
    Toronto, Mar 23 : Canada Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivered a federal budget Wednesday which aimed to get Canadians ready for a world of rapid technological changes and providing skill training to the youth, media reports said.

  • Shreyas Iyer selected in Indian team as support to injured Virat Kohli
    Dharamsala, Mar 23 : Mumbai cricketer Shreyas Iyer was selected in the Indian cricket team as a support to injured Virat Kohli for the fourth and final test match of the ongoing India-Australia series on Thursday.

  • Setback for Mamata: Over 400 TMC members in Tripura join BJP
    Guwahati, Mar 23 : After Manipur, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee faced another setback with over 400 party members including former chairman of the TMC Tripura unit joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday.

  • Assam: Brahmaputra Board to implement Rs 207 crore projects for Majuli
    Guwahati, Mar 23 : The Brahmaputra Board of Assam will implement projects worth Rs 207 crore for protection of Majuli from recurrent flood and erosion.

  • Arunachal guv urges state govt departments, civil society to create awareness on TB
    Guwahati, Mar 23 : Arunachal Pradesh governor PB Acharya appealed to the state government departments, civil society, NGOs and student organizations to create awareness on tuberculosis on the occasion of World TB Day.

  • CUMI inaugurates Composite Electro-minerals facilities at Cochin
    Kolkata/Chennai, Mar 23 : Carborundum Universal (CUMI), one of the leading players in the world in the area of Material Sciences and a part of the Murugappa Group, opened three new fusion plants at its Electromineral Complex at Cochin, on Thursday.

  • RBI Deputy Governor Mundra inaugurates Bandhan Bank's Nariman Point branch in Mumbai
    Mumbai, Mar 23 : Bandhan Bank Ltd on Thursday opened a new branch at Nariman Point in Mumbai taking its branch network to 831.

  • Shamim Khan surges ahead on penultimate day
    Kolkata, Mar 23 : Shamim Khan's near-flawless short-game helped him surge ahead by three shots in the penultimate round of the Kolkata Classic 2017 even as his driving woes continued at the Rs. 40 lakh event.

  • Union Home Minister chairs HLC meeting for Central assistance to States
    New Delhi, Mar 23 : Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) here today for Central assistance to 10 states namely Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Manipur, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.

  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz drafted in Bangladesh ODI Squad
    Dhaka, Mar 23 : Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz has been included in the Bangladesh ODI Squad for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka.

  • Mixing alcohol with energy drinks increases risk, says study
    Toronto, Mar 23 : People who mix highly caffeinated energy drinks with their alcoholic beverages may be at increased risk for injury—both intentional (fights, violence and attempted suicide) and unintentional (falling, tripping and motor vehicle accidents)—according to a new study by the University of Victoria's Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) published in the March issue of Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

  • AIFF Executive Committee meets in New Delhi
    New Delhi, Mar 23: Praful Patel, President, All India Football Federation Chaired AIFF's Executive Committee Meeting which was held at Football House, the AIFF Headquarters, New Delhi on Thursday.

  • Modi asks BJP MPs from UP to maintain discipline and focus on development without discrimination
    New Delhi, Mar 23 : : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked BJP Parliamentarians from Uttar Pradesh to maintain discipline at all levels and concentrate on the state's development, reports said.

  • Alia Bhatt calls Anushka Sharma as 'inspiration'
    Mumbai, Mar 23 : Actress Alia Bhatt has appreciated Anushka Sharma and called her an 'inspiration' to her.

  • Phillauri's uses 3D Hologram Projection
    Mumbai, Mar 23 : For the first time ever, Bollywood is using 3D Hologram projection to promote a film!

  • Nokia 100G optical portfolio supports massive growth for Jio's pan-India 4G network
    New Delhi/Gurgaon, Mar 23 : Mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has provided its state-of-the-art optical core and metro solution for Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited's (Jio) pan-India 4G LTE network to handle the massive traffic growth fueled by the operator's initiative to build broadband connectivity for all of India.

  • Maatr teaser released
    Mumbai, Mar 23 : The makers of Maatr have released the teaser of the movie.

  • BJP does not discriminate on caste and creed : Rajnath Singh
    New Delhi, Mar 23 : : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday assured the Lok Sabha that the BJP Government in Uttar Pradesh will not discriminate on the basis of any caste or creed.

  • President of India urges all to work for early achievement of TB elimination
    New Delhi, Mar 23 : President of India Pranab Mukherjee has called upon all stakeholders to redouble their efforts for an early achievement of the goal of TB elimination on the eve of World Tuberculosis Day.

  • Seven arrested in connection with the London attack, death toll down to
    London, Mar 23 : : Seven people have been arrested in connection with Wednesday's Westminster "Lone wolf" terror attack that has left altogether four people dead, The Telegraph reported.

  • UP CM Yogi Adityanath makes surprise visit to police station
    Lucknow, Mar 23 : : Only a few days after he took over and ordered police to be 'vigilant' against crimes and lawlessness, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday made a surprise visit to a police station in the state capital to inspect their preparedness, media reports said.

  • Earthquake of 4.2 magnitude jolts Swat, surrounding areas in Pak
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 23 : The U.S. Seismological Centre on Thursday measured the earthquake at 4.2 Richter Scale at a depth of 180 kilometre in Swat and surrounding areas of Pakistan.

  • Meisum Cultural Meet to preserve, promot dying old age cultural traditions
    Ukhrul (Imphal) , Mar.23 : Director of Art and Culture Dr. K. Sushila on Thursday asserted that revival of indigenous culture and traditions of both hills and plain dwellers needed to be promoted.

  • BRO clears snow-filled traffic in Manali-Sissu highway
    Manali (Himachal Pradesh) , Mar.23 : Hundred Indian Army men of Border Road Organization (BRO) were deployed on Thursday to clear summer snow on road stretching over 222 kilometres for traffic from Manali to Sissu.

  • UK Parliament attacker identified as Khalid Masood
    Washington D.C. [U.S.], Mar. 23 : The man believed to have been responsible for the terrorist attack in Westminster has been identified as 52-year-old Khalid Masood.

  • Audit is knowledge-based activity: President Mukherjee
    New Delhi , Mar.23 : President Pranab Mukherjee has asserted that audit being knowledge based activity, such interactions, sharing of knowledge, experiences, and best practices would be mutually beneficial to all members of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs).

  • Iraq a country of hope amid debris of war, says UNICEF chief wrapping up visit
    New York, Mar 24 : Children have the power to bring Iraq out of conflicts and into a peaceful future, the Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said.

  • In cyclone's wake, UN appeals for $20 million to help affected populations in Madagascar
    New York, Mar 24 : The United Nations and humanitarian partners are appealing for $20 million to address the devastating consequences of Cyclone Enawo in Madagascar.

  • UN agency, Ugandan government call for urgent support amid influx of South Sudanese refugees
    New York, Mar 24 : United Nations refugee assistance efforts in Uganda are seriously overstretched as thousands of refugees from South Sudan, desperate for safety and assistance, pour into the country that is already hosting more than 800,000 people, the organization's top official dealing with refugee issues warned on Thursday.

  • World Meteorological Day celebrates importance of clouds for weather, climate and water
    New York, Mar 24 : Clouds inspire art and thought, but few natural phenomena are as important to weather, climate or water, the United Nations meteorological agency on Thursday said, launching a digital cloud atlas to celebrate World Meteorological Day.

  • Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav ruled out of Paytm Prof D B Deodhar Trophy 2017
    Mumbai, Mar 23 : The All India Senior Selection Committee have named replacements for Rohit Sharma and Kedar Jadhav who have been ruled out of the Paytm Prof D B Deodhar Trophy 2017 due to an injury.

  • Virat is a great ambassador and leader of cricket: Cheteshwar Pujara
    Dharamsala, Mar 23 : Indian top order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said that Virat Kohli is a great ambassador and leader of cricket, in response to Australian media's comparison between the Indian captain and US President Donald Trump, at a press conference on Thursday.

  • Assam police interrogate Subodh Biswas in AASU office attack case
    Guwahati, Mar 23 : The kingpin of the local office of All Assam Students Union (AASU) attack in Silapathar on March 6, Subodh Biswas, revealed that his team is still working in Assam and as many as several thousand activists of Nikhil Bharat Bangali Udbastu Samanvay Samiti (NIBBUSS) are active in the state.

  • Union Ministers to participate in Namami Brahmaputra festival of Assam
    Guwahati, Mar 23 : Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sarma will participate in the Namami Brahmaputra festival of Assam.

  • PM Modi, Amit Shah direct MPs from UP not to create pressure on govt officials
    New Delhi, Mar 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah directed all BJP MPs from the state of Uttar Pradesh not to create pressure on government officials in a meeting on Thursday, media reports said.

  • Emirates announces A380 service to the French Riviera, adds Monaco transfers by helicopter
    Kolkata, Mar 23 : Emirates on Thursday announced the launch of a daily A380 service to Nice, gateway to the French Riviera and Provence.

  • Rising Pune Supergiant bring in Imran Tahir as replacement for Mitchell Marsh
    Mumbai, Mar 23 : Australia and Rising Pune Supergiant all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was ruled out of the 10th edition of the VIVO IPL owing to a shoulder injury.

  • ISIS claims responsibility for London terror attack, May says attacker British-born
    London, Mar 23 : : The Islamic State (Isis) on Thursday claimed responsibility for the deadly London attack calling the unnamed attacker a "soldier", who British Prime Minister Theresa May said was "British born."

  • West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condemns London attack
    Kolkata, Mar 23 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condemned the London attack of Wednesday.

  • Delegates participating in the Commonwealth Auditors General Conference call on the President
    New Delhi, Mar 23 : The delegates participating in the Commonwealth Auditors General Conference called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

  • The social costs of smell loss in older women, says study
    Washington, Mar 23 : A new study of older U.S. adults conducted by researchers from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions reports that a woman's social life is associated with how well her olfactory system functions.

  • Mixing alcohol with energy drinks increases risk, says study
    Toronto, Mar 23 : People who mix highly caffeinated energy drinks with their alcoholic beverages may be at increased risk for injury—both intentional (fights, violence and attempted suicide) and unintentional (falling, tripping and motor vehicle accidents)—according to a new study by the University of Victoria's Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) published in the March issue of Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

  • Cisco completes acquisition of AppDynamics
    California, Mar 23 : Cisco on Thursday announced that it has completed the acquisition of AppDynamics, a leader in application and business monitoring.

  • People afraid of robots are much more likely to fear losing their jobs and suffer anxiety, Baylor Study finds
    Texas, Mar 23 : "Technophobes" — people who fear robots, artificial intelligence and new technology that they don't understand — are much more likely to be afraid of losing their jobs due to technology and to suffer anxiety-related mental health issues, a Baylor University researcher says.

  • Indian benchmark indices close on positive note on Thursday
    Mumbai, Mar 23 : The Indian market ended positive on Thursday with BSE Sensex up 164.48 points at 29332.16 and NSE Nifty up 49.80 points at 9080.25.

  • Goa Tourism Development Corporation, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India host Honda NAVi Goa Hunt 2017
    Panjim, Mar 23 : Goa Tourism Development Corporation in association with Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. announced the first edition of Honda NAVi Goa Hunt 2017.

  • Tata Capital's one-of-a-kind Mobile App invites you to check your 'myScore' and avail easy finance!
    Mumbai, Mar 23 : Tata Capital, the financial services arm of the Tata Group, today, announced the launch of 'myLoan' - a first-of-its kind Mobile App by the company to extend its existing personal loan offering to the emerging younger and mobile savvy audience.

  • ELITE Max smartphone launched
    New Delhi, Mar 23 : ELITE Max, the most-affordable smartphone with 4GB RAM, has just become even more affordable. Swipe's most powerful smartphone is now available at a killer price of Rs 8,999 exclusively on Flipkart during Mar 22, 23 and 24.

  • British terror attack: Eight arrested
    London, Mar 23 : The police on Thursday said eight people have been arrested in connection with the terror attack which hit London on Wednesday.

  • Shiv Sena MP admits hitting AI staffer with slipper
    Mumbai, Mar 23 : A lawmaker from Maharashtra, on Thursday, allegedly hit a staff of the national carrier Air India with his slipper, according to media reports.

  • Rival 'Amma' teams to clash with 'Hat and 'Electric Pole' symbols for Jayalalithaa seat
    Chennai, Mar 23 : The 'Hat' and the 'Electricity Pole' are gearing for what could be a close contest for Tamil Nadu's RK Nagar Assembly constituency, which goes for the bypoll on April 12, 2017.

  • Pak sidelined by international community after it interrupts BRP from speaking on CPEC
    Geneva [Switzerland], Mar. 23 : After the Pakistani delegation at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) interrupted the Baloch Republican Party (BRP) representatives to speak on the issue of gross human rights violation with the Balochi people due to the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, the international community on Thursday sidelined the former's request and asked the representatives to complete their statement.

  • Trump administration to approve Keystone XL pipeline
    Washington D.C. [U.S.], Mar. 23 : The U.S. State Department is set to approve the Keystone XL pipeline by Monday, reversing the Obama administration's decision to block the controversial oil pipeline.

  • Burj Khalifa lit up with Pakistan's flag
    Dubai [UAE], Mar. 23 : Dubai's Burj Khalifa was lit up with the colours of Pakistani national flag on Thursday evening.

  • Revival of indigenous culture and traditions
    Ukhrul (Imphal) , Mar.23 : Director of Art and Culture Dr. K Sushila at New Canaan village in Ukhrul district on Thursday asserted that revival of indigenous culture and traditions of both hills and plain dwellers needed to be promoted.

  • Investigation will determine what action should be taken: Jayant Sinha on AI staffer assault
    New Delhi , Mar. 23 : Slamming Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for hitting a staffer of the Air India with his slipper, Minister of State (MoS) for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Thursday stated that investigation will determine what right action should be taken into this matter.