• BJP shines in Maha civic polls, trails Sena by two seats in Mumbai
    Mumbai, Feb 23 : In its best ever performance in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has managed to bag the second position with just two seats behind its estranged ally Shiv Sena in Mumbai.

  • Glad to be 'first Indian actor' to visit Facebook headquarter', says Huma
    London [UK], Feb. 23 : In a first, Indian actress Huma Qureshi, who is currently stationed in London for the promotions of her international venture, 'Viceroy's House,' visited the London based headquarters of Facebook.

  • Sheena Bora murder: Special CBI court defers trial till March 16
    New Delhi , Feb. 23 : The Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Thursday deferred the trial in the Sheena Bora murder case till March 16 after defense protested for the non-appearance of approver, Shyamvar Rai as first witness, who was Indrani Mukerjea's former driver.

  • UP polls: 61 pct voters' turnout recorded in fourth phase
    Raebareli, Feb 23 : About 61 percent of voters exercised their franchise till 5 pm on Thursday in the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh elections, media reports said.

  • A NSCN (K) and three KLO militants nabbed in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam
    Guwahati, Feb 23 : Security forces apprehended a NSCN (K) militant and three Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam on Thursday.

  • Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. synchronises 15 MW solar plant in Telangana
    Kolkata/ Mumbai, Feb 23 : Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), India's largest renewable energy company and Tata Power's wholly-owned subsidiary, on Thursday announced the synchronisation of its 15 MW solar plant at Belampally in Telangana, thereby starting its commercial operations.

  • Australia score 256-9 at stumps
    Pune, Feb 23 : Despite a gutsy 57 runs knock by Mitchell Starc, India nearly dominated the first day of the first Test match of the series as Australia posted 256 runs for the loss of nine wickets here on Thursday.

  • Community Savings Bank Association, UK selects TCS BaNCS on the Cloud
    Mumbai, Feb 23 : Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has on Thursday announced that Community Savings Bank Association (CSBA) has selected TCS BaNCS on the Cloud as the core banking solution for its member banks across the entire United Kingdom.

  • Sikkim becomes 22nd State to join UDAY
    New Delhi, Feb 23 : The Government of India and the State of Sikkim signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the Scheme Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) on Thursday, for operational improvement of the State's Power Distribution Department. With the signing of MoU, the total number of States covered under UDAY has reached twenty-two.

  • Prakash Javadekar lays foundation stone of new building of Kendriya Vidyalaya Shahdara Delhi
    New Delhi, Feb 23 : : The Government is working actively on providing quality education to students, as it believes that only a proper and quality education has the potential of developing a good citizen with strong character.

  • Congress' position on demonetisation costing it dearly, says Jailtey
    New Delhi , Feb. 23 : As the Congress Party lost the Maharashtra civic polls where it managed to get only 31 seats in Mumbai, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday took the opportunity to take a dig at the grand old party, stating it is losing its credibility by following obstructionist policies in the Parliament.

  • Kepler suspected Cronje of fixing matches long before getting caught in 2000
    Melbourne [Australia], Feb. 23 : Making an extraordinary revelation, former South African skipper Kepler Wessels has said that he had suspicions of Hansie Cronje being involved in match-fixing long before he was eventually caught in 2000.

  • CBEC launches mobile application for GST updates
    New Delhi , Feb.23 : The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has launched a mobile application for Goods and Services Tax (GST) to inform the taxpayers of the latest updates on GST among others.

  • CBFC refuses to certify 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' for abusive words, contentious sexual scenes!
    New Delhi , Feb. 23 : In a major setback, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to certify Prakash Jha's upcoming film 'Lipstick Under My Burkha', for its sexual scenes, abusive words and audio pornography.

  • 61pc voting in UP fourth phase polls, expected to cross 63 pc
    New Delhi , Feb. 23 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday said that a total of 61 percent of voter turnout was recorded in the fourth phase of the ongoing assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and added that it is expected to cross 63 percent.

  • Nirupam someone too important to lose, says Congress post BMC polls
    New Delhi , Feb. 23 : Congress party spokesman Randeep Surjewala on Thursday said the grand old party has lost an important person post Sanjay Nirupam's decision to resign as president of the Mumbai unit.

  • UK remains largest G20 investor, job creator in India
    New Delhi , Feb. 23 : The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has announced that the United Kingdom remained the largest G20 investor in India.

  • BJP will serve Maharashtra with unparalleled diligence: PM Modi
    New Delhi, , Feb. 23 : Following BJP's success in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took it to twitter to express the party's desire of improving governance in Maharashtra.

  • Maharashtra civic polls: BJP's victory shows people's faith in PM Modi, says Fadnavis
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 23 : As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged victorious by securing 470 seats in the Maharashtra civic polls, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday termed it as a 'huge victory' for the party and stated that the result reflected people's faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Pak Army claims foiling major terror bid in Balochistan
    Rawalpindi [Pakistan], Feb. 23 : The Pakistani Army claimed on Thursday that it has averted a major terrorist incident which could have targeted university students in Balochistan.

  • Hard work put in last six months is paying off now: Umesh Yadav
    Pune , Feb. 23 : Indian pacer Umesh Yadav, who wrecked havoc on Australian batters to restrict the visitors on 256-9 at stumps on Day One of the opening Test, on Thursday insisted that he has been putting in a lot of hard work in the last six months and it is now paying off.

  • Confirmed! Cheryl is expecting her first baby with boyfriend Liam Payne
    London [UK], Feb. 23 : Confirming her pregnancy rumours, pop star Cheryl has finally made a public declaration that she is expecting her first baby with boyfriend Liam Payne.

  • Taylor always talked about as one of NZ greats: Hesson
    Wellington [New Zealand], Feb. 23 : New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has heaped praise on veteran batsman Ross Taylor, saying he should be considered as one of their greats in the 50-over game.

  • Afghan envoy demands reopening Torkham border
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 23 : Afghan ambassador to Islamabad Omar Zakhilwal has demanded authorities to reopen the Torkham border, which was shut down by Pakistan following the Sehwan attack.

  • BMC Polls: Nirupam slams senior party leaders for 'anti-party' campaigning
    Mumbai, (Maharashtra), Feb. 23 : Following his resignation from chairmanship of the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee, party leader Sanjay Nirupam slammed senior party leaders for indulging in 'anti-party' campaigns.

  • Maharashtra civic polls result proves people support demonetisation: Gadkari
    New Delhi , Feb. 23 : While congratulating Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for the outstanding result in the Municipality Maharashtra Civic polls, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the result proves that the people have backed the decision of demonetisation of high-value currency taken by the government.

  • CBI arrests Delhi Police officials in bribery case
    New Delhi , Feb.23 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) and a constable of Delhi Police for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 1,50,000 for not stopping the illegal construction of a building at Narela, a sub-city located in the North West Delhi.

  • Turkey urges U.S. Attorney General Sessions to extradite Gulen
    Ankara [Turkey], Feb. 23 : Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag on Thursday called on the newly installed U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to extradite cleric Fetullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for the last year's failed coup attempt.

  • Centre-NSCN-IM framework agreement yet to be finalized, says JIC chief Ravi
    New Delhi , Feb.23 : R.N. Ravi, the Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), has said that the framework agreement between the government and the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) is not the final agreement, and that it is still work in progress.

  • Kim Jong Nam murder: Malaysia requests Interpol alert to find North Korean suspects
    New York [USA], Feb. 23 : Malaysia has asked Interpol to put out an alert for four missing North Korean suspects wanted in connection with the death of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, police said Thursday.

  • Yemen's health system another victim of the conflict - UN health agency
    New York, Feb 23 : Acute shortage of critical medicines, limited fuel for electricity and specialized medical staff such as intensive care doctors and nurses having left Yemen have put innocent lives in danger, the United Nations health agency has warned.

  • DG level BSF-BGB conference held in Dhaka
    Guwahati, Feb 23 : A five-day Director General (DG)-level border conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) was held on Feb 18-22 in Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka.

  • Pakistan, Turkey agree to boost cooperation
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 23 : Pakistan and Turkey on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to continue to transform their special relationship into a strong strategic partnership.

  • issue sovereign gold bonds, applications to be accepted from Feb.27 to Mar.3
    New Delhi , Feb.23 : The government, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India(RBI), has decided to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds 2016-17-Series IV.

  • CBFC denies certification to Lipstick Under My Burkha, makers to challenge in tribunal
    Mumbai, Feb 23 : Filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava's critically acclaimed movie Lipstick Under My Burkha, which explores fantasies of some women in a small town, has been denied certification by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

  • Manipur encounter: Tribal woman, Naga militant killed
    Mnipur encounter: Tribal woman, Naga militant killed

  • Poll Verdict: Shiv Sena tops Mumbai, close second BJP shines statewide; Congress-NCP bite dust
    Mumbai, Feb 23 : Estranged allies Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are neck in neck with 84 and 81 seats respectively in the battle for Mumbai corporation as the saffron brigades routed the Congress and NCP.

  • Tata Communications unveils MOVE
    London, Feb 23 : Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, on Thursday announced its entry into the global USD 4 billion mobile data connectivity and cross-border Internet of Things (IoT) market.

  • DoNER Ministry alongwith Tezpur University to encourage entrepreneurship in Northeast
    New Delhi, Feb 23 : Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER), jointly with the Department of Business Administration, Tezpur University and North Eastern Finance Corporation Limited (NEDFi), is coming up with a Business Idea Challenge to encourage entrepreneurship in the North-East Region (NER).

  • Indian benchmark indices close higher on Thursday
    Mumbai, Feb 23 : The Indian market closed higher on Thursday with BSE Sensex up 28.26 points at 28892.97 and NSE Nifty up 12.60 points at 8939.50, supported by technology and telecom stocks, media reported.

  • Ex-wife Mariah Carey congratulates Nick Cannon on birth of his son
    London [UK], Feb. 23 : Celebrating happiness, American singer Mariah Carey congratulated ex-husband Nick Cannon on the birth of his son, Golden Sagon Cannon.

  • Arun Jaitley to undertake five-day visit of UK from tomorrow
    New Delhi , Feb.23 (India): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will leave tomorrow for London on a five-day official visit.

  • Kalikho Pul's wife withdraws SC plea seeking CBI probe
    New Delhi , Feb. 23 : Late Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Kalikho Pul's first wife Dangwimsai Pul on Thursday withdrew her plea filed in the Supreme Court seeking Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) probe into the former's death case.

  • Stamping of hand baggage dispensed at seven airports
    New Delhi , Feb. 23 : The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) on Thursday issued an order of doing away with stamping hand bag tags with immediate effect at seven major airports- Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Cochin.

  • PM Hasina to visit India in April
    Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb. 23 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit India in April.

  • TMC demands CBI probe in fraud chit funds
    Agartala , Feb.23, : Thousands of Trinamool Congress(TMC) supporters took part in a rally here against the ruling Left Front (LF) essentially over a demand of investigation for a CBI investigation of the chit fund issue.

  • Hamid Ansari pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi at source of river Nile
    By Amit Shankar, Jinja [Uganda], Feb. 23 : Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari today paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the source of river Nile in Jinja where his mortal remains were immersed in 1948.

  • 'When you need to go, you've got to go', explains Renshaw
    Pune , Feb. 23 : Australian opener Matt Renshaw, who retired hurt in the morning session on first day of the opening Test against India, on Thursday revealed that he had to use the bathroom and that's the reason he retired ill mid-way through his innings.

  • Sindh issues threat alert, names likely terrorist targets in Karachi
    Karachi [Pakistan], Feb. 23 : The Sindh Home Department on Thursday issued a notification listing areas of Karachi which could be the next targets of the terrorists.

  • President Mukherjee inaugurates international conference on 'Bharat-Bodh'
    New Delhi, , Feb. 23 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday inaugurated a three-day international conference on 'Bharat Bodh' - the idea of Bharat, which is being organised by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal in Delhi.

  • 1984 anti-sikh riots: Delhi Court to discuss Tytler's lie detector test on March 16
    New Delhi , Feb. 23 : A Delhi court will on March 16 discuss about the lie detector test on Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with the 1984 Sikh killings case.

  • Opposition, Manipur charge of framework agreement compromising territorial integrity incorrect: JIC chief
    New Delhi , Feb.23 : R.N. Ravi, the Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), has rebutted the opposition and Manipur's charge that the proposed Government of India-NSCN-IM framework agreement has led to a compromise of territorial integrity.

  • Chhattisgarh bribery case: Special court sends another accused to CBI custody
    New Delhi, , Feb. 23 : Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) special court judge Virender Kumar Goyal sent Syed Burhanuddin, a man claiming to be an official of the Prime Minister's office to a five-day CBI custody in connection with an alleged bribery case in Chhattisgarh.

  • 'India, being democratic, poised to overtake China", says senior bureaucrat
    Noida (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb.23 : Inaugurating the second Global Leadership Research Conference (GLRC-2017) on the theme 'Innovation, Sustainability and Change: Emerging Challenges and Solutions" at Amity University here, Dr. Thomas Mathew, Additional Secretary to the President of India, stressed optimistically that today's youth is living in a great era with lot of opportunities and they need not to be threatened by China. He said India is poised to overtake China in the future as it is a democracy and "the greatest impulse of democracy is freedom of choice."

  • Maharashtra civic polls: Pankaja Munde offers resignation
    Beed (Maharashtra) , Feb. 23 : Taking responsibility of the poor performance of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in her constituency, Parli, Maharashtra's Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde on Thursday offered to resign from her post.

  • UNC blockade of Manipur unfortunate and unacceptable, says JIC chief Ravi
    New Delhi , Feb.23 : R.N. Ravi, the Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), has described the ongoing economic blockade of Manipur by the United Naga Council (UNC) as an unfortunate and unacceptable development that has done nothing but caused immense suffering to the people of Manipur.

  • Manipur: NSCN-IM militant, civilian killed in encounter
    Imphal (Manipur), Feb. 23 : A National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN)-IM militant and a civilian were killed in an encounter between the 5/2 Gurkha Regiment and the banned outfit on Thursday at Khoupum old village in Manipur's Noney district.

  • Pune Test: Umesh puts India on top despite fifties from Renshaw, Starc
    Pune , Feb. 23 : Right-arm pacer Umesh Yadav came out with a splendid display of fast bowling to put India on top at the end of first day's play of the opening Test of the four-match series against Australia here at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium on Thursday.

  • Congress all ready for MCD polls: Ajay Maken
    New Delhi , Feb.23 : The Congress Party on Thursday asserted that unlike the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), they don't give fake promises and would work for the betterment of people once they win the MCD polls.

  • UP polls: 50.37 percent voter turnout recorded till 3 p.m.
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 23 : The fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls saw a voter turnout of 50.37 percent till 3 p.m on Thursday.