• Manipur: Rajnath's clarification on framework fails to convince Civil Society organization
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's clarification on framework agreement signed between the NSCN-IM and the Government of India, during his visit to Imphal has failed to convince the Civil Society organisation of the state as well as the students' bodies as he only stated that Manipur was not included in the agreement, but, did not produce the agreement copy.

  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella launches skilling tool for India
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 22 : Microsoft's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Satya Nadella on Wednesday announced the launch of a new skilling tool called 'Project Sangam' for Indian citizens.

  • Nigeria seeks $1 billion to provide life-saving aid to millions in country's northeast - UN
    New York, Feb 22 : As relief organizations increase response to the humanitarian emergency in the north-east of Nigeria, timely donor support amounting to a little over $1 billion is required to sustain life-saving assistance to millions people devastated by Boko Haram-linked violence, the United Nations relief aid wing has said.

  • Xerox India announces enhancements to its popular Xerox Color C70 Printers
    Kolkata, Feb 22 : Xerox India, a part of Xerox Corporation, announced the launch of the enhanced version of its popular Xerox Color C70 Printers with the all new Fiery NX Pro at PrintPack 2017 in Delhi/NCR earlier this month.

  • KPIT announces winners of national innovation contest KPIT Sparkle 2017
    Pune, Feb 22 : KPIT, a global technology company specializing in IT consulting and product engineering, has announced the winners of KPIT Sparkle 2017, a national design and development innovation contest for engineering and science students.

  • Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar visits Maldives
    New Delhi, Feb 22 : Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar visited Maldives from Feb 21-22 as a Special Envoy of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Chola MS ties up with Oriental Bank of Commerce for General Insurance Corporate Agency
    Kolkata: Feb 22 : Oriental Bank of Commerce, as part of its 75th anniversary celebrations, announced the signing of a corporate agency agreement with India's leading general insurance provider, Cholamandalam General Insurance Company Ltd, for distribution of the latter's insurance products.

  • PLA delegation from China visits India
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : A 15-member delegation from Western Theatre Command of People's Liberation Army (PLA), China led by Major General Zhao Jin Song is on a five-day visit to India from February 21 to 26.

  • President Mukherjee pitches for need of reforms in judicial system
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : President Pranab Mukherjee has pitched for reforms in judicial system to make it more efficient.

  • Newborn suffering feeding problem gets new lease of life
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : In rarest of its kind, a paediatric surgery performed by doctors at a city-based hospital gave a new lease of life to a newborn, suffering from a life-threatening defect of the alimentary canal.

  • Chinese feminists censored after taking on Trump
    New York [U.S.A.], Feb. 22 : More than a million protesters across the United States gathered for the 'Women's March on Washington' and "sister marchers" around the country after the United States gagged one of Chinese feminist movement's most visible social media accounts in an apparent bid to stifle criticism of President Donald Trump.

  • Kim Jong-nam's body targetted in morgue break-in, police demands questioning
    Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], Feb. 22 : Stating that attempts were made to break into the morgue in which the body of the estranged half brother of Kim Jong Un, Kim Jong Nam, was kept, the investigating Malaysian police has demanded to question a senior North Korean diplomat.

  • Over 200 Hindu pilgrims from India arrive in Lahore for Katas Raj Dham celebrations
    Lahore [Pakistan], Feb.22 : Over 200 Hindu pilgrims from India arrived in Lahore on Wednesday through the Wagha Border to participate in the "Shree Katas Raj Dham" celebrations at Katasraj Temples in District Chakwal.

  • Pak Interior Ministry approves special powers for Rangers in Punjab
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb.22 : Pakistan's Interior Ministry has approved special powers for Rangers to launch anti-terror operations across the country's Punjab province.

  • New home for former Tibetan prisoners in Dharamshala
    Dharamshala, (Himachal Pradesh) , Feb.22, : Tibetan Prime Minister in-exile Lobsang Sangay on Wednesday inaugurated a shelter for the former political prisoners of Tibet in Dharamshala.

  • U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson arrives in Mexico to mend bilateral ties
    New York [U.S.A.], Feb. 22 : U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday arrived in Mexico to mend bilateral ties which have received a major blow since Donald Trump became the President.

  • Sasikala will be awarded lifetime imprisonment, if probe takes place in Amma's death: Stalin
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 22 : In a veiled attack at All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader V.K. Sasikala, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K Stalin on Wednesday said if proper probe takes place in late J. Jayalalithaa's death case, then the former, who is serving a four-year jail term in connection with a 19-year old disproportionate assets case, will have to surrender to law.

  • PSL fixing row: Sharjeel Khan claims innocence, says 'did nothing wrong'
    Karachi [Pakistan], Feb. 22 : Sharjeel Khan, the Pakistani batsman, who has been suspended over charges of match fixing in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL), has insisted that he is innocent and has done nothing that would malign his country.

  • Several benami transactions, properties identified, claim IT Department sources
    By Shailesh Yadav, New Delhi , Feb.22 : The Income Tax Department has identified large number of benami transactions and properties.

  • Namma Metro enters into a 'First in India' strategic partnership with Ola
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Feb.22 : Ola, India's most popular mobile app for transportation, has entered into a first of its kind partnership with Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited.

  • India, China discuss Afghanistan, counter-terrorism, bilateral ties and nuke issues
    Beijing [China], Feb.22 : Visiting Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Wednesday said that his two-days of restructured" strategic dialogue with his Chinese counterpart - Executive Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui and with State Counsellor Yang Jiechi covered and reviewed "the entirety of our relationship i.e. both the bilateral side as well as the international, regional issues".

  • China open to India joining NSG, says Foreign Secretary Jaishankar
    Beijing [China], Feb.22 : China is open to India joining the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar told media here on Wednesday after holding strategic dialogue discussions with his counterpart.

  • Passport Seva Laghu Kendra inaugurated in Indore
    Indore (Madhya Pradesh) , Feb. 22 : A Passport Seva Laghu Kendra (PSLK) was inaugurated here on February 22 by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

  • Keith Ellison predicted my early presidency win: Trump
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : U.S. President Donald Trump has said that Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison was the one who had predicted he would win the Presidency.

  • Maneka Gandhi promises to end commercialisation of Caesarean deliveries
    New Delhi, Feb.22 : A Mumbai-based woman's online petition has prompted women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi to take strict measures against "abnormally high rate" of C-section deliveries in India.

  • UP must get rid of KASAB - Cong., SP, BSP: Amit Shah
    Chauri Chaura (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 22 : Ahead of the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Wednesday devised 'KASAB' as an acronym for describing Congress, Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

  • Sonia Gandhi accuses PM Modi of taking away people's 'happiness'
    New Delhi , Feb 22 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who has been absent from the recent political campaign in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, on Wednesday issued a statement against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), slamming it for taking away the 'happiness of the people'.

  • Samsung India Customer Service Campaign gets record 100 million views on YouTube
    New Delhi , Feb.22 : Samsung India's popular television and digital campaign showcasing its initiative of taking customer service to the doorsteps of consumers in the hinterlands has crossed 100 million views on YouTube in just seven weeks of its launch.

  • China to host two-day first BRICS Sherpas meeting in Nanjing
    Beijing [China], Feb.22 : China will host the first BRICS Sherpas Meeting in Nanjing in the country's Jiangsu Province.

  • China has indisputable sovereignty over South China Sea, says its foreign ministry
    Beijing [China], Feb.22 : Rejecting the contention of the United States that China is building structures on the South China Sea islands for possible use to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, the country's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that no country could question Beijing's right over the South China and its adjacent waters.

  • Vice President Ansari's visit will pave way for business opportunity: Honorary consul to Uganda
    Kampala [Uganda], Feb. 22 : Honorary Consul Consulate of the republic of Uganda Madhusudan Agrawal on Wednesday hailed the visit of Vice President Hamid Ansari to the African nation, saying his visit would pave way for more business opportunities for the Indian community.

  • I-T department identifies 235 cases of 'Benami' transactions
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : The Income Tax Department has identified 235 cases for 'benami' transactions and properties till mid-February 2017.

  • Dubai Tennis Championships: Kerber inches closer to top ranking comeback
    Johannesburg [South Africa], Feb. 22 : World No. 2 Angelique Kerber defeated Monica Puig of Puerto Rican in straight sets in the round of 16 clash of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Wednesday to move a step closer to return to the number one ranking.

  • Lotus Herbals launches Whitening & Brightening Gel Creme with SPF 25
    Kolkata, Feb 22 : With the summer season around the corner, natural care brand Lotus Herbals, launched Whiteglow skin whitening & brightening gel creme with SPF -25.

  • Mumbai: Man slits wife's throat as she boarded auto
    Mumbai, Feb 22 : A 28-year-old woman, who is a mother of two, has been murdered by his husband in Mumbai while she was boarding an auto, media reports said.

  • Indian Army use excessive force on protesters in Kashmir: Amnesty International
    Srinaagr, Feb 22 : Amnesty International has lashed out at the Indian government for using excessive force on demonstrators last year post the killing of popular Hizb militant commander Burhan Wani.

  • Andhra Pradesh signs MoUs with VISA, Thomson Reuters for fintech
    Mumbai, Feb 22 : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday presided over the signing of two significant Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with fintech multinationals Visa and Thomson Reuters at Mumbai.

  • India to manufacture in Uganda with its skills, expertise
    By Amit Shankar

  • J-K residents welcome govt. order placing restrictions on wedding expenditure
    Jammu Kashmir, , Feb. 22 : Residents of Jammu and Kashmir have welcomed the restrictions placed by the state government in order to curb wasteful expenditure incurred during weddings.

  • First Gramin Khel Mahotsav to be held next month in Delhi
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Wednesday announced that the first Gramin Khel Mahotsav will be held from 25th to 31st of next month in New Delhi.

  • Shehzad vows to play 'better than before' once he makes comeback
    Karachi [Pakistan], Feb. 22 : Out of favour Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad, who is desperate to make a comeback to the national team, has vowed to perform "better than before" on his return to international cricket.

  • Pak Army ready to join Afghanistan in anti-terror fight
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 22 : Following the recent militant attacks in Pakistan, the army has spoken about jointly fighting terrorism with Afghanistan.

  • SBI moves to resolve Sangam Vihar ATM fake currency note case
    New Delhi , Feb.22 : The State Bank of India (SBI) on Wednesday said that it had taken cognisance of media reports that the ATM of one of its branches in the Sangam Vihar area of Delhi had allegedly dispensed some fake Rs.2000/- notes on February 6, 2017.

  • Third edition of Rendez-vous a Roland-Garros to take place on April 18-19
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : The French Tennis Federation (FFT), organizers of the French Open, in association with All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Wednesday announced the much awaited third Indian edition of Rendez-Vous a Roland-Garros in partnership with Longines.

  • U.S. reiterates resolve to help Pakistan dismantle terror networks
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb.22 : The United States has said it will continue to work with Pakistan to dismantle terrorist networks on its soil.

  • Pakistan Army launches counter-terrorist 'Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad'
    Rawalpindi [Pakistan], February 22 : The Pakistan Army on Wednesday launched 'Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad' across the country.

  • IMF projects Indian economy growth slipping to 6.6 pct in fiscal 2016-17 post-demonetisation
    Washington D.C. [United States], Feb 22 : The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that India's projected growth will be around 6.6 per cent in fiscal 2016-17 due to what it called "temporary disruptions" caused by demonetisation.

  • Get ready, trailer of Rajkummar Rao's 'Trapped' is out to give shivers!
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : What if you are about to leave, but, get locked up inside your own house? You scream out loud for help, but, nobody comes for rescue! Scary, isn't it? This trailer of an upcoming Bollywood flick 'Trapped', starring Rajkummar Rao, totally along these lines, will definitely grab your attention.

  • Delhi HC reserves stay order on Mukhtar Ansari's parole
    New Delhi, , Feb. 22 : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its stay order on Mukhtar Ansari's parole granted by a trial court for campaigning in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

  • Bihar sex racket: Case filed against main accused Nikhil Priyadarshi
    Patna (Bihar) Feb. 22 : A case has been filed against retired IAS officer Krishna Bihari Prasad Sinha's son Nikhil Priyadarshi in connection with sex racket case involving Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) vice-president Brajesh Pandey.

  • Germany's Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers Amity 20,000 Euro equipment for research initiatives
    Noida (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb.22 : Germany's Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation has handed over equipment worth Euro 20, 000 to Amity University for accelerating research initiatives.

  • Lamborghini Aventador S to be Launched in India on March 3
    Chennai, Feb 22: The Lamborghini Aventador S Coupe is set to be propelled in India on March 3, 2017 in Mumbai at a value upwards of Rs.5 crore, ex-showroom.

  • CBI arrests Syed Burhanuddin in Chhattisgarh bribery case
    Hyderabad , Feb. 22 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested Syed Burhanuddin from Hyderabad in the Chhattisgarh bribery case.

  • 'Kasab' remark shows communal mindset of BJP: Congress
    New Delhi Feb. 22 : Hours after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah devised the 'Kasab' remark for representing Congress, Samajwadi Party, and Bahujan Samaj Party, Congress on Wednesday said the former's statement shows the saffron party's communal mindset.

  • Onus of declaring Masood Azhar a global terrorist not only India's, Jaishankar tells China
    Beijing [China], Feb.22 : India on Wednesday told China that the onus of imposing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) 1267 Committee sanctions on Jaish-e-Mohammad leader and terrorist Masood Azhar is not only New Delhi's alone, but is supported by several countries around the world.

  • Zampa, Faulkner earn consolatory win for Australia
    Adelaide [Australia], Feb. 22 : Leg-spinner Adam Zampa and all-rounder James Faulkner came out with a splendid display of bowling performance as Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 41 runs in the final T20 of the three-match series here at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday.

  • Is Meghan Markle quitting 'Suits' for Prince Harry?
    London [UK], Feb. 22 : Best known for her television role as Rachel Zane on the legal drama 'Suits', American actress Meghan Markle is allegedly all set to quit the smash-hit show.

  • Navy's former aircraft carrier INS Viraat to be decommissioned on March 6
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : Indian Naval Ship (INS) Viraat, which was first commissioned in the Indian Navy on May 12, 1987, will be decommissioned from service on March 6.

  • Deepika Padukone all set to shoot fresh ad campaign
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : Revolving around her personality, Deepika Padukone will be seen in a beautiful saree endorsing for a new campaign for Lux.

  • Agusta Westland case: Delhi HC adjourns CBI's plea challenging S.P. Tyagi's bail till March 15
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing over the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) bail cancellation plea against former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief S.P. Tyagi and others in the Agusta Westland case till March 15.