• 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.

  • Karnataka: Nine killed, over 43 injured as tanker rams into tempo
    Yadgir (Karnataka) , Feb. 21 : At least nine people were killed and 43 others suffered serious injuries following a deadly collision between a tempo and a cement tanker today in Karnataka's Yadgir district.

  • AIU seizes gold worth Rs. 31 lakhs from Mumbai Airport
    Mumbai , Feb 21 : The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) has seized 1039 grams of gold with a market value of Rs. 31,52,326 from a woman at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here.

  • 'Not My President's Day' protests across U.S. to oppose Trump
    New York [USA], Feb. 21 : On Presidents Day, thousands of Americans took to streets on Monday to denounce incumbent President Donald Trump.

  • Bangladesh's language movement was writing on the wall that Pakistan missed
    Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb. 21 : As the world celebrates International Mother Language Day it would be right to say that this day holds much more significance to Bangladesh, which will today pay homage to its language movement heroes.

  • International Mother Language Day: Bangladesh pays homage to language movement heroes
    Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb. 21 : As the clock struck midnight, Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid led the nation in paying tributes by placing wreaths at Central Shaheed Minar to pay homage to the language movement heroes on International Mother Language Day .

  • PM Modi trying to create mindset inconsistent with values of Constitution: Sibal
    New Delhi , Feb 21 : Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for drawing a parallel between Hindu and Muslim festivals, Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday said that the former is trying to create a mindset inconsistent with the values of the Constitution.

  • Leonardo DiCaprio's 'Robin Hood: Origins' goes on floor
    Zagreb [Croatia], Feb. 21 : After giving some major location goals in 'Star Wars' and 'Game of Thrones,' Croatia is now hosting its biggest Hollywood production, Leonardo DiCaprio-produced adaptation of Robin Hood.

  • Piers Morgan praises Trump's NSA pick
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : British journalist Piers Morgan apparently seemed very much in support of U.S. President Donald Trump's new National Security Advisor.

  • Pence admits being 'disappointed' with Flynn
    New York [USA], Feb. 21 : U.S. Vice President Mike Pence for the first time while publicly commenting on Michael Flynn said that he was disappointed that former the national security adviser misled him about his conversation with the Russian ambassador.

  • UP polls: Campaigning for fourth phase ends today
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb 21 : The campaigning for the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections will come to an end at 5 p.m. today.

  • TN CM Palanisamy announces five welfare schemes promised by Jayalalithaa
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb 21 : On the very first of assuming office as the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, E. Palanisamy, announced five welfare schemes, to fulfill the promises made by the late chief minister J. Jayalalithaa in her election manifesto.

  • British Parliament debates Trump's UK visit
    London [UK], Feb. 21 : U.S President Donald Trump was accused of behaving like a petulant child, during a British Parliament debate on his state visit.

  • Hauz Khas assault case: Police claims to have identified main accused
    New Delhi , Feb 21 : The Delhi Police, on Monday, claimed that they have identified the main accused in connection to the alleged rape of a 24-year-old woman from northeast, in Delhi's Hauz Khas area.

  • UK Journalist Steve Hewlett dies at 58
    London [UK], Feb. 21 : Broadcaster and journalist Steve Hewlett, who shared the story of his cancer battle on BBC Radio 4, breathed his last at the age of 58.

  • Critical food aid shortages hit Africa's refugees hard, UN warns
    New York, Feb 21 : Across Africa, some two million refugees are facing critical shortages in food assistance, the United Nations warned on Monday.

  • Amid global paradox, solutions that unify economic and social progress needed - UN labour chief
    New York, Feb 21 : Highlighting that many around the world are left out from being able to benefit from global prosperity dividends and that even flourishing societies are seeing inequalities widen, the head of the United Nations labour agency on Monday called for solutions that can bring economic growth combined with social progress.

  • CBI registers case against its former chief A.P. Singh and meat exporter Moin Qureshi
    New Delhi , Feb 20 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on the complaint of Enforcement Directorate, on Monday registered a case against its former director A.P. Singh and meat exporter Moin Qureshi along with others.

  • Russian ambassador to UN dies in New York
    Moscow [Russia], Feb. 20 : Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin died in

  • Afghanistan hands over list of 32 terror camps to Pakistan
    Kabul [Afghanistan], Feb. 20 : The Afghanistan Government on Monday handed over to Pakistan a list of 32 terrorist training centres and 85 terrorists based in Pakistan.

  • Virat Kohli says his source of inspiration is Autobiography of a Yogi
    Kolkata, Feb 20 : Ace cricketer and Captain of the Indian Cricket Team Virat Kohli professed his love for Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda's autobiography of a Yogi calling it a 'must read for all those who are brave enough to let their thoughts and ideologies be challenged.'

  • 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.

  • Malayalam actress molestation case: Two arrested, accused sent to 14-day judicial custody
    Trivandrum (Kerala) , Feb 21 : In a recent development, two more accused, who were arrested on Sunday, in connection to the Malayalam actress' abduction and molestation case, have been sent to a 14-day judicial custody by the Aluva court, yesterday.

  • Ivanka Trump's fragrance tops Amazon's best-sellers
    New York [USA], Feb. 21 : Despite the calls for boycotts, fragrance sold under Ivanka Trump's line is currently a top seller on Amazon.

  • Kazakhstan, India to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic ties on Wednesday
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  • Chronic knee pain may be treated online
    Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 21 : A study has found out that an online intervention, combining home exercise and pain-coping skills training, provided substantial clinical benefits for patients suffering from chronic knee pain.

  • Maintenance program much needed to keep off pounds for long
    Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 21 : Only exercise is not enough to maintain that figure, which is an after effect of much toil and sweat!

  • Products students should have in their house as they prepare for exams
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : As exams are just around the corner, many students would need to declutter their rooms and organise them in a better way so that they can focus only on their studies without getting distracted due to unmanaged stuff surrounding them.

  • Angelina Jolie, kids enjoy 'dry chips' like spiders, crickets and tarantulas
    Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 21 : Looks like Angelina Jolie and her kids are satisfying their craving with something extremely adventurous.

  • Plane carrying five people crashes into side of shopping centre in Melbourne
    Sydney [Australia], Feb. 21 : A plane with five people on board has crashed into the side of a shopping centre near Essendon Airport, in Melbourne's north, sparking a fire at the centre.

  • NRHM Scam: SC to hear the matter today
    New Delhi , Feb 21 : The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, will hear the plea seeking investigation into the alleged multi-crore National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Officer shot dead while responding to car crash in LA
    New York [USA], Feb. 21 : A police officer, while responding to a car crash incident, was shot dead on Monday in Whittier, Los Angeles, according to investigators.

  • Delhi HC to hear plea filed by Vodafone's against Reliance Jio's free offer
    New Delhi , Feb 21 : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday will hear plea filed by Vodafone India alleging that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India ( TRAI) had failed to prohibit Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd's (RJIO) latant violation of tariff orders, directions and regulations by permitting it to continue with its free offers.

  • Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster named Trump's new national security advisor
    Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 21 : President Donald Trump has named Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a career Army officer and strategist, as his new national security advisor as a replacement of Michael Flynn.

  • North Korean envoy denies identifying deceased DPRK man as Kim Jong Nam
    Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], Feb. 21 : North Korea's ambassador to Malaysia, on Monday, denied identifying the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

  • Protesters to rally as Trump wishes America 'Happy Presidents Day'
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : As the U.S. President Donald Trump, on Monday, wished America a 'Happy Presidents Day,' thousands of protesters are gearing up for demonstration against him on his special day.

  • 'Historic' day as last FARC-EP members gather to turn in arms - UN mission in Colombia
    New York, Feb 21 : About 300 members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) on Monday arrived in central Colombia's Agua Bonita zone, bringing the number to close to 6,900, to lay down their arms under United Nations verification, and to begin a transition to social, economic and political life, the UN Mission in the country said on Monday.

  • Famine declared in region of South Sudan - UN
    New York, Feb 21 : Famine has been formally declared in parts of South Sudan, the United Nations said on Monday, warning that war and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation there and a further 1 million people are classified as being on the brink of famine.

  • AAIB initiates inquiry into breach of separation incident at Kolkata Airport
    New Delhi , Feb 20 : The authorities of Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) on Monday carried out an inquiry into the breach of separation incident at Kolkata Airport which took place on December 11, 2016.

  • Meet the auto-driver's star son who makes it to IPL
    Hyderabad , Feb. 20 : Besides England all-rounder Ben Stokes and Afghanistan cricketers Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi, there was one more name which caught the attention of many at the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction held on Monday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Bengaluru.

  • Jet Airways announces frequent flyer reward promotion
    Mumbai, Feb 20 : Jet Airways, India's full-service premier international airline, announced frequent flyer reward promotion, with the launch of a global campaign, 'The Billion Miles Festival'.

  • India lauds Pakistan's move to put Hafiz Saeed's name on terror list
    New Delhi, Feb 20 : India on Monday lauded Pakistan's effort of putting Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)/Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed's name on its terror list.