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  • N Chandrasekaran chairs first Board meeting as Chairman, Tata Sons
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : After his appointment as the Chairman earlier today, Natarajan Chandrasekaran chaired his first Board Meeting of Tata Sons Limited.

  • CBI arrests Chhattisgarh senior bureaucrat in alleged corruption case
    Raipur, Feb 21 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested Chhattisgarh Principal Secretary BL Agrawal and two others in a corruption case, according to media reports.

  • Snapdeal reports 50 per cent growth in General Merchandise category
    New Delhi, Feb 21 : Snapdeal, one of India's leading online marketplaces, said on Tuesday that its annual sales trends revealed increased customer affinity towards energy efficient and health friendly products.

  • Municipal elections in Maharashtra see moderate to brisk polling
    Mumbai, Feb 21 : Until Tuesday afternoon, moderate to brisk polling were reported from Maharashtra for the elections being held for 10 Municipal Corporations, second phase of Zila Parishads and Panchayat Samitis.

  • Maoist leader gunned down by security forces in Bihar
    Patna, Feb 21 : Security forces gunned down a dreaded Naxal leader in Bihar in a fierce encounter on Tuesday, according to media reports.

  • Casualties feared in bomb blast in Pakistan court
    Islamabad, Feb 21 : Several people feared injured in bomb blasts at a local court in Pakistan's Charsadda district on Tuesday, according to media reports.

  • Mukesh Ambani announces 100 million subscriber base of Jio; launches Jio Prime for early customers
    New Delhi , Feb 21 : Reliance Industries chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday announced that Reliance Jio, which has achieved unprecedented level of acceptance in the world, has crossed a subscriber base of 100million in record time.

  • Kazakhstan, India to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic ties on Wednesday
    By Ashok Dixit, New Delhi , Feb.21 : Kazakhstan and India will celebrate the completion of 25 years of bilateral diplomatic ties on Wednesday, and both are looking to enhance and broaden engagement in existing as well as new areas, said Kazakhstan's envoy to India, Bulat Sarsenbayev.

  • BMC polls: Sachin Tendulkar casts his vote
    Mumbai , Feb.21 : Former Indian cricketer and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar today cast his vote, along with his wife Anjali, at a polling booth in Mumbai along with his wife to cast their votes in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections.

  • Gemalto, Microsoft join forces to provide seamless connectivity for Windows 10 devices
    New Delhi , Feb 21 : World leader in digital security Gemalto is presenting the newest release of its On Demand Connectivity and eSIM technology for Windows 10 devices, in connection with Microsoft.

  • Opportunity for more sustainable energy with new hydronium-ion battery
    Washington D.C. (USA), Feb 21 : The world's first battery to use only hydronium ions as the charge carrier has been been developed by scientists.

  • Why there are three different layers of iron in solar system?
    Washington D.C. (USA), Feb. 21 : According to a new study, Carnegie's Stephen Elardo and Anat Shahar shows that interactions between iron and nickel under the extreme pressures and temperatures similar to a planetary interior can help scientists understand the period in our Solar System's youth when planets were forming and their cores were created.

  • PM Modi dividing nation for sake of retaining power: Lalu Yadav
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb 21 : Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to divide the nation on the basis of caste, creed and race, with the sole intention to remain in power.

  • Pakistan: Four killed in blasts outside Charsadda court
    Charsadda [Pakistan], Feb 21 : At least four people have reportedly been killed and as many as 12 wounded after three blasts occurred through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Charsadda district today.

  • #BMCelections: Veteran director Subhash Ghai steps out to vote
    Mumbai , Feb. 21 : Veteran director Subhash Ghai was amongst many B-town celebs, who went out in full force to cast their votes in BMC elections.

  • Concept of Digital Payments has seen a mass movement in India, says Amitabh Kant
    New Delhi , Feb 21 : Addressing the media on the progress in making Digital Payments a mass movement in India, CEO Niti Aayog Amitabh Kant said that there are nearly 10 lakh citizens who have so far got reward money of over Rs. 153.5 crore for embracing digital payments.

  • Pakistan: Twin blasts in Charsadda, casualties feared
    Charsadda [Pakistan], Feb 21 : With the nation still reeling from the two blasts in Lahore and Sehwan, twin blasts have been reportedly ripped through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Charsadda district today.

  • 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

  • Herbalife Nutrition Partners with Special Olympics Bharat to train athletes with intellectual disabilities
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : Herbalife, a global nutrition company, announced its partnership with Special Olympics Bharat (SOB) to support and encourage athletes with intellectual disabilities in India.

  • BMC polls: Around 100 names missing from voter list
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) Feb. 21 : With the polling commencing for 227 municipal wards in the Brihannmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday, residents of 3 out of 19 buildings of MIG Colony in Mumbai's East Bandra, summing up to at least 100 voters, did not find their names in the list.

  • Jio crosses 100 million customer base, Mukesh Ambani launches Prime offer
    Mumbai, Feb 21 : : Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday that Jio, the company's telecom arm, has crossed 100 million customer base in 170 days of its launch.

  • Afghanistan: Shaheen 25 offensive kills at least 7 ISIS militants
    Kabul, Feb 21 : At least seven ISIS militants have been killed in the ongoing Shaheen 25 offensive, launched by the Afghanistan government, local Khaama Press reported.

  • Pakistan: 3 blasts kill at least 4 in Charsadda
    Islamabad, Feb 21 : At least four people were killed and 12 others injured in three consecutive blasts which rocked Pakistan's Charsadda on Tuesday, local reports said.

  • PM Modi to spend Mahashivratri in Coimbatore
    New Delhi, Feb 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that he will be spending Mahashivratri in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

  • India keen to link Kathmandu with New Delhi and Kolkata via rail network
    New Delhi/Kathmandu, Feb 21 : India is keen on linking Nepal's capital Kathmandu with New Delhi and Kolkata through a railway network, media reports said on Tuesday.

  • Delhi: British, Indian officials hold consultations over Mallya's extradition
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : British and Indian officials on Tuesday held consultations under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) here, wherein they discussed liquor baron Vijay Mallya's extradition.

  • BMC Polls: Maharashtra CM, Shiv Sena chief cast their votes
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb.21 : With polling underway for 227 municipal wards in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena Party chief Uddhav Thackeray were among the many who cast their votes respectively.

  • CBI arrests ED's former joint director, three officials in corruption case
    Mumbai , Feb. 21 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested former Enforcement Directorate (ED) JP Singh, Assistant Director Sanjay Agarwal and two other officials in a case of corruption.

  • Madras HC directs state EC to conduct civic polls by May 14
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 21 : The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to hold local body elections by before May 14.

  • 'Shamshaan-Kabristaan' row: Mayawati lashes out at PM Modi for spewing venom
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 21 : Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sparked a controversy by comparing the number of cremation grounds with that of the graveyards in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday fired fresh salvos at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), alleging them to resorting to 'anti-secular' politics in order to win the polls.

  • HCL Infosystems bets big on cloud and IoT solutions
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : HCL Infosystems, one of India's Premier IT Services, Distribution and Digital Solutions Company, showcased Cloud and Internet-of-Things (IoT) based solutions at the Future Decoded, Microsoft India's flagship conference, being held in Mumbai on February 21 and 22, 2017.

  • France training 'drone-hunting-eagles' amid fears of possible terror attack
    New Delhi , Feb 21 : Eagles are reportedly being trained by France to attack drones on suspicions that ISIS could carry out a possible terror attack on its soil.

  • India-Rwanda sign three MoUs in innovation, aviation, visa requirements
    Kigali (Rwanda) , Feb. 21 : India and Rwanda on Tuesday signed three MoUs for promoting innovation, easing visa requirements and boosting air connectivity between the two countries.

  • 'Fit-again' Mustafizur Rahman recalled for Lanka Tests
    Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb.21 : Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman has been recalled in the 16-member Test squad for the two-match series against Sri Lanka beginning March 7 at the Galle International Cricket Stadium.

  • Rwanda offers wonderful platform to India to enhance presence in Africa: VP Ansari
    Kigali (Rwanda) , Feb. 21 : Vice President M. Hamid Ansari hailed Rwanda for moving on from the unfortunate genocide of 1994 and embarking on the path of economic development, adding that the African country offers a wonderful platform to Indian partners to enhance their presence and capacities in other parts of Africa.

  • '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.