• KCR to offer 'gold moustache' worth Rs 75,000 at Kuravi Veerabhadra Swamy Temple
    Hyderabad (Telangana) , Feb. 24 : Amid scorching criticisms from the Opposition for spending, what many claim to be tax payers money, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao is all set to offer a gold moustache (bangaru meesalu) costing around Rs. 75,000 at Kuravi Veerabhadra Swamy Temple.

  • Mirza-Strycova ease into Dubai Open semis
    Dubai [UAE], Feb.24 : Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her partner Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic booked their place in the semi-finals of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships following a straight-sets victory in their women's doubles clash here last evening.

  • Jayalalithaa's 69th birth anniversary : AIADMK rival camps compete to celebrate
    Chennai, Feb 24 : : In a battle for claiming Jayalalithaa's legacy the rival factions of the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu embarked on feverish activities to celebrate the late Chief Minister's 69th birth anniversary, media reports said.

  • Manipur: Shutdown call given by insurgent groups ahead of PM Modi visit
    Guwahati, Feb 24 : Coordinating Committee (CorCom), an apex body of six insurgent groups of Manipur, has called for a state-wide shutdown on Saturday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit the poll-bound state.

  • PM Modi greets people on the occasion of Shivaratri
    New Delhi, Feb 24 : : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the nation on the occasion of Shiva Ratri.

  • Indian engineer shot dead in Kansas city bar, attacker shouted get out of our country
    Washington, Feb 24 : : An Indian engineer was shot dead and two others were injured when an American man opened fire on them at a Kansas city bar in what being described as a hate crime.

  • PM Modi greets nation on Mahashivratri
    New Delhi, Feb 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the nation on the occasion of Mahashivratri.

  • Perpetrators of recent terrorist attack in Iraq must be held accountable - UN Security Council
    New York, Feb 24 : Condemning, in the strongest terms, the terrorist attack on 16 February in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, the United Nations Security Council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of such reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice.

  • 'We need to start now' on road to peace, UN envoy says as Syria negotiations open in Geneva
    New York, Feb 24 : Welcoming the representatives of the Syrian Government and its opposition to the United Nations-facilitated negotiations that opened on Thursday in Geneva, Staffan de Mistura reiterated the need to work together for a political solution.

  • UN health agency reports depression now 'leading cause of disability worldwide'
    New York, Feb 24 : Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, the United Nations health agency on Thursday reported, estimating that it affects more than 300 million people worldwide - the majority of them women, young people and the elderly.

  • Security Council extends mandate of UN Guinea-Bissau peacebuilding office through 2018
    New York, Feb 24 : The United Nations Security Council on Thursday extended for another year the mandate of the UN Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau, known as UNIOGBIS, and urged all political actors in the country to implement the provisions of the Conakry Agreement signed last October.

  • Pakistan: 10 killed in powerful explosion in Lahore
    Lahore, Feb 23 : At least 10 people died after a powerful explosion took place in an under-construction building in Pakistn's Lahore city on Thursday, media reports said.

  • Kansas shooting: Indian Consulate to help in transporting mortal remains of killed Indian engineer
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : Following the deadly shooting in Kansas in which an Indian engineer, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, was killed by a gunman in an alleged racial attack, the Indian Consulate in Houston has stepped in to ensure the victims' mortal remains are brought back and adequate facilities are provided to another Indian, Alok Madasani, who was injured.

  • Delhi: Fireman killed, four injured in cylinder blast
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : In a tragic incident, one fireman was killed and four other suffered serious injuries after an LPG cylinder exploded in Vikaspuri.

  • Remembering Amma: Tamil Nadu celebrates Jayalalithaa's 69th birthday
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 24 : Despite the current political turbulence in the state, there is no let-up in zeal and extravagance when it comes to celebrating the birthday of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa.

  • Matt Reeves steps in to direct 'The Batman'
    Los Angeles (USA), Feb. 24 : Batman fans, rejoice! Looks like the caped crusader has finally got his director.

  • New clues found for nuclear waste cleanup
    Washington D.C. (USA), Feb. 24 : According to a study, the research being done on the chemistry of technetium-99 has boosted the understanding of the challenging nuclear waste and can lead to better cleanup methods.

  • GIPL to install mounting structures at Cochin International Airport
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : Following the successful solar implementation at Cochin International Airport, Ganges Internationale Private Limited (GIPL), a multifaceted technology company, bagged its second project to install 11MW module mounting structures, thus enabling Cochin airport to be the world's first 'Green Airport'.

  • Kerala: Moral policing victim ends his life
    Palakkad , Feb. 24 : A 23-year-old man, who was harassed by a group of youth for allegedly indulging in immoral behaviour with his female friend, committed suicide on Thursday here.

  • PM Modi greets nation on Maha Shivratri
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the nation on the holy occasion of Maha Shivratri.

  • Delhi: Stalin to meet Sonia, Rahul Gandhi today over TN power tussle
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : After meeting President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday, DMK working president M.K. Stalin will meet Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today in the national capital to discuss the current political turbulence in Tamil Nadu.

  • Mayawati lashing out due to sheer desperation, can foresee her loss in U.P: BJP
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : Lashing out at Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati for her remark likening BJP Chief Amit Shah to Mumbai attack terrorist Ajmal Kasab, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday said that the former is resorting to such statements in clear desperation, as she could foresee her impending loss in the state Assembly Elections.

  • Course correction will be undertaken: Congress after BMC election result
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : After suffering a rout in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections, the Congress party on Friday said it will introspect on the reasons for the loss and added that course correction will be undertaken by the grand old party.

  • BJP claims BMC results prove boon for them
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Feb. 24 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that the results of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election turned out to be boon for the saffron party along with Shiv Sena.

  • Donald Trump meets manufacturing executives, seeks to bring 'real jobs' back to U.S.
    New York [USA], Feb. 24:US President Donald Trump met two dozen manufacturing CEOs and expressed that he's determined to bring back thousands more
    real jobs to the U.S. and to cut trade deficits with countries such as Mexico and China.

  • Donald Trump says Chicago needs help
    New Delhi , Feb. 24: US President Donald Trump expressed shock over the incident in Chicago where seven people were killed and another six were wounded in shootings on Wednesday and calling that the city 'needs help' as the situation is out of control.

  • Teens drowsy during mid-afternoon are 4.5 times more likely to commit crimes in adulthood
    Washington D.C. [US], Feb. 24 : Parents, please take note! A study warns teenagers who self-report feeling drowsy during mid-afternoon, are 4.5 times more likely to commit violent crimes a decade and a half later.

  • Too much sugar may causes Alzheimer's
    London [UK], Feb. 24 : A diet, high in sugar, could lead to Alzheimers, as a study finds a link between sugar and the brain disease.

  • Danish man burns Quran, charged with blasphemy case
    New York [USA], Feb. 24: A Danish man who posed a video of himself setting fire to the Quran on Facebook has been charged with blasphemy, first such case in the country after almost half a century.

  • North Korea says Kim Jong-nam evidence being fabricated by Malaysia
    New York [USA], Feb. 24: North Korea denied responsibility for Kim Jong-nam's death and accussed the Malaysian authorities of fabricating evidence of Pyongyang's involvement under the influence of South Korea.

  • H-1B visa row: Dismal Indian students say USA no more a 'land of opportunities'
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  • Next Tech Lab of SRM University wins IESA Hackathon - Vision Summit 2017
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : Three members from the Internet of Things group at Next Tech Lab, SRM University won the Industrial IoT-AR/VR Make-a-thon organised by the IESA Vision Summit 2017.

  • Kansas shooting: Will transport body of killed Indian engineer to Hyderabad, assures Swaraj
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : Following the deadly shooting in Kansas in which an Indian engineer, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, was killed by a gunman in an alleged racial attack, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has assured that India would undertake all arrangements to transport the mortal remains of the former to Hyderabad.

  • Four GNLA militants surrender in Meghalaya
    Guwahati, Feb 24 : Four militants of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) surrendered before the Meghalaya police on Friday.

  • Ind vs Aus: Rahul stands firm after Virat's early departure
    Pune, Feb 24 : After the Australian tail wagged and added 55 runs for the last wicket, courtesy Mitchell Starc's breezy innings of 61 runs, the southpaw sent a jolt in the Indian dressing room by picking up three early wickets, including the in-form Virat Kohli, here on Friday, day two of the first Test.

  • Blue Abadi Fund raises US$ 23 million to sustain Indonesia's Bird's Head Seascape
    Bali, Indonesia: Feb 24 - At the World Ocean Summit Friday, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund and the Indonesian government announced US$23 million in support for the Blue Abadi Fund, which is on track to be the world's largest marine conservation trust.

  • Pregnant woman among seven killed in Chicago shooting
    Chicago, Feb 24 : At least seven people, including a pregnant woman, were shot dead in Chicago on Wednesday, media reports said.

  • Next gen, 'lightning' fast global communication network on track for 2020 entry - UN agency
    New York, Feb 24 : A working group of the United Nations agency which coordinates telecommunication operations and services throughout the world completed on Thursday a cycle of studies on the key performance requirements of the next generation mobile networks (5G technology) for the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)-2020 system.

  • Central African Republic: Senior UN relief official urges access to civilians in north-eastern provinces
    New York, Feb 24 : Amid renewed violence that has led to "successive gross violations" of international humanitarian law in two north-eastern provinces of the Central African Republic (CAR), the most senior United Nations relief official in the country has called for free and unhindered access to civilians impacted by the clashes between rival armed groups.

  • Millions in Lake Chad suffering 'at no fault of their own' need world's support, urges UN aid chief
    New York, Feb 24 : Ahead of a major donors conference in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, seeking to generate global action to tackle the complex crisis in Africa's Lake Chad Basin, the top United Nations relief official highlighted that investing in support for the region will in turn help strengthen broader security around the world for all to benefit.

  • 'Turn the tide on plastic' urges UN, as microplastics in the seas now outnumber stars in our galaxy
    New York, Feb 24 : Launching an unprecedented global campaign, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is urging everyone to eliminate the use of microplastics and stop the excessive, wasteful use of single-use plastic, to save the world's seas and oceans from irreversible damage before it's too late.

  • UK remains largest G20 investor in India: CBI
    Birmingham, Feb 22 : The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) on Thursday announced that the United Kingdom remained the largest G20 investor in India.

  • BSSC paper leak matter: Bihar Staff Selection Commission chairman Sudhir Kumar arrested
    Patna (Bihar) , Feb. 24 : Bihar Staff Selection Commission chairman and senior IAS officer Sudhir Kumar was arrested today in connection with the BSSC exam paper leak matter.

  • 'Fit-again' Hales in line to make return against Windies
    London [U.K], Feb. 24 : England swashbuckling opener Alex Hales, who has recovered from a hand fracture he sustained during the ODI series in India, could make a return to the side for the three-match series against West Indies beginning March 3 in Antigua.

  • Disha Patani gives a befitting reply to trolls
    New Delhi (India), Feb. 24 : Women in B-Town have always been subjected to s**t-shaming. Disha Patani is the latest addition to get trolled by her followers, but the actress had an apt reply for such trolls.

  • Leicester City sack PL title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri
    London [U.K], Feb.24 : Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has been sacked from his position, only nine months after leading the club to their maiden Premier League title in their 132-year history.

  • Indian killed in Kansas: 'Shocked' Sushma Swaraj offers condolences to victim's family
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday expressed shock at the murder of an Indian engineer, who was shot dead in U.S. by a gunman in an alleged racial attack, and offered her condolences to the bereaved family, adding that India would provide all assistance and help to the victim's family.

  • Travkart appoints as Financial Advisor
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : Online holiday portal,, announced the hiring of financial advisory firm, Global CFO, which provides virtual CFO and fund-raising services to companies.

  • Jammu Kashmir: BSF apprehends Pakistan national in Kathua, kills another in Paragwal
    Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir) , Feb. 24 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday apprehended a Pakistani national while he was crossing the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua Sector.

  • Verizon and Ericsson launch 5G on trial-basis across U.S.
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : Verizon and Ericsson enabled an operational shift of 5G network from technology trials to pre-commercial pilots in the field in multiple cities across United States of America.

  • Nation celebrates Maha Shivaratri
    New Delhi , Feb. 24: Maha Shivaratri which means the 'Great Night of Shiva' is being celebrated today as it is a festival celebrated annually in honour of lord Shiva.

  • Djubo launches Cloud PMS, adds clients across 11 countries
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : India-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) player, Djubo, launched an app facilitating property management system for hotels, titled Djubo Cloud PMS.

  • Beyonce pulls out of Coachella performance
    London (UK), Feb. 24 : Beyhives! There is some bad news for you.

  • Kansas: Man shoots Indian engineer dead while yelling get out of my country
    New York [U.S.], Feb. 24 : An Indian engineer has been shot to dead in Kansas, U.S. in an alleged racial attack, after the gunman was heard shouting get out of my country.

  • Mayawati is not mentally stable: BJP on 'Kasab' remark
    Kolkata[(West Bengal) , Feb. 24: Taking a swipe at 'Kasab' comment made by Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) supremo Mayawati, the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on Friday said that former has lost her mental stability.

  • BJP claims BMC results proves boon for them, Shiv Sena,
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Feb. 24 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that the results of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election turned out to be boon for the saffron party along with Shiv Sena.

  • Trained dogs may help to detect threatened cheetahs: Study
    Washington D.C. [US], Feb. 24 : US researchers have suggested that specially trained dogs can be used to find wide-ranging species that are often threatened, sepecially cheetah in a region of Western Zambia.

  • Fathers beware! Doing cocaine while planning family may affect your son's memory
    Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 24 : A team of US researchers warn, fathers, who do cocaine at the time of conceiving a child, may be putting their son at risk of learning disabilities and memory loss.

  • Fish with higher levels of mercury may may put you at risk!
    Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 24 : Waring for all the sea food lovers! Consuming fish, rich in mercury may double the risk of developing motor neurone disease.

  • BSP should introspect before talking about terrorism: BJP
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : Hitting back at Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati for referring Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah as a terrorist, the saffron party on Friday said that those who give tickets to gangster-turned politician like Mukhtar Ansari should not talk about terrorism.