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  • HIL 2017: Table toppers Dabang Mumbai to take on Delhi Waveriders in semis
    Chandigarh , Feb.24 : The stage is set for an exciting day of hockey as the semi-finals of the ongoing fifth edition of Hockey India League (HIL) gets underway with a clash between Kalinga Lancers and Uttar Pradesh Wizards here at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium.

  • Lionsgate push Liam Neeson's 'The Commuter' to early 2018
    Los Angeles [USA], Feb. 24 : If you are a fan of Liam Neeson, we have got some bad news for you.

  • 45 killed in car bomb explosion in Syria
    Dubai [UAE], Feb. 24 : At least 45 people have reportedly been killed and several others injured after a car bomb hit Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in a village near al-Bab.

  • CBFC's refusal to certify 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' similar to moral policing: Activists
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : The Central Board of Film Certification's (CBFC) denial to certify the upcoming film, 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' has paved the way for widespread negativity among activists who are of the opinion CBFC needs to be educated immediately.

  • India, Uganda have agreed to enhance, exploit potential of ties: Ansari
    Kampala [Uganda], Feb.24 : Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Friday said both India and Uganda have agreed that there is a great potential for enhancement and expansion of mutual bilateral trade relations between the two nations.

  • Namami Brahmaputra festival to begin soon
    Guwahati (Assam) , Feb.24 : Namami Brahmaputra, a mega festival to begin soon on the the mighty river from Sadiya to Dhubri in 21 districts from March 31,which will promote economy, trade and commerce, culture, skill, industry and tourism, organizers said today.

  • Lipstick Under My Burkha row: Censor Board defends action, says movie content is 'unacceptable'
    Mumbai (India), Feb. 24 : Reacting to the controversy over the certification of the upcoming movie 'Lipstick Under My Burkha,' CBFC member Mamta Kale justified the Board's action saying that the content of the movie is the core issue.

  • Deepika Padukone ecstatic with the success of her Hollywood debut
    Mumbai (India), Feb. 24 : Deepika Padukone, who took everyone by storm in her Hollywood debut 'XXX: Return of Xander Cage,' feels elated after the success of the movie.

  • Epicor research reveals growth is directly related to aggressive technological agenda
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : Businesses in Mexico, China and India are increasingly turning to technology to power successful growth, reveals new global research by Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth.

  • ISSF World Cup: Pooja Ghatkar bags bronze in 10m Air Rifle
    New Delhi , Feb.24 : Indian shooter Pooja Ghatkar made the country proud on Friday as she clinched the bronze medal in the women's 10m Air Rifle event here at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup.

  • PM Modi should seek votes on principles instead of launching personal attacks: Congress
    New Delhi , Feb.24 : Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his donkey rebuttal to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, the Congress on Friday called on the former to seek votes based on policies and principles, adding that such remarks coming from him were unbecoming.

  • Shyam Benegal lashes out at CBFC over 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' certification row
    Mumbai (India), Feb. 24 : The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) refusing to certify Prakash Jha's upcoming film 'Lipstick Under My Burkha,' has started a string of angry responses from all around, with veteran director Shyam Benegal joining the angry chorus in slamming the development.

  • Dwijendra Tripathi over Modi's donkey remark
    New Delhi , Feb.24 : Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his donkey rebuttal to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, the Congress on Friday called on the former to seek votes based on policies and principles, adding that such remarks coming from him were unbecoming.

  • 67 pct recruiters expect new jobs in next 6 months amid rising talent crunch: Naukri's Survey
    New Delhi , Feb 24 : Despite an increase in the job market in the first half of 2017, finding the right talent will prove difficult for recruiters due to an on-going talent crunch. This sentiment has emerged from Naukri's Hiring Outlook survey 2017 a half yearly survey conducted to gauge the hiring sentiment across companies and industries.

  • Jabong expands its international sportswear portfolio
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : Online fashion portal, Jabong, announced its exclusive partnership with the leading iconic headwear brand New Era, available for men, women and kids.

  • CompTIA unveils groundbreaking certification after global Cyber Security challenge
    New Delhi , Feb 24 : World's leading information technology (IT) association CompTIA has unveiled a groundbreaking, vendor-neutral certification, CompTIA Cyber security Analyst (CSA+), the first of its kind to bring behavioral analytics to the forefront of assessing cyber threats.

  • 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.

  • Free Business websites for Indian SMEs and startups, organised by SEOFIED
    New Delhi , Feb 24 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): As the saying goes, "there are no free lunches in the world" yet here is an organisation that proposes to do just that for you. The story of a social initiative in Odisha that aims to encourage and motivate digital transformation of an entire nation.

  • Indo-UK thought leadership awards for British, Indian change makers
    London [United Kingdom], Feb.24 : The third Indo-UK Thought Leadership Awards took place on February 22. Awards were presented to individuals from India and the UK who have been contributing to strengthening bilateral relations between India and the UK.

  • PV Sindhu set to be Deputy Collector
    Hyderabad , Feb.24 : Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu, who is the first Indian woman athlete to win a silver medal at the Olympics , has accepted a government job which was offered by the Andhra Pradesh Government following her Rio de Janeiro triumph.

  • India, Uganda favor greater global efforts to counter terrorism: Ansari
    Kampala [Uganda], Feb.24 : Condemning terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, both India and Uganda have said that the international community needs to be more proactive in countering this menace.

  • Why is Congress forcing 'immature' Rahul Gandhi into UP: Amit Shah
    Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 24 : Taking a dig at former Delhi chief minister and Congress senior leader Sheila Dikshit's remark that party vice president Rahul Gandhi still lacks maturity, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Friday said the entire nation agreed with this 'fact' which did not explain why he was being 'forced' into the state.

  • Yale Choir to Tour India in March
    New Delhi , Feb.24 : Yale Schola Cantorum (Schola), an internationally renowned chamber choir open by audition to students from across all of Yale University's departments and professional schools, will tour India March 12 - 19, with public performances in Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. They will also take part in the Sunday service at historic St. Mary's Church in Chennai.

  • For China, bilateral ties with India more important than Masood Azhar, says envoy
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : China on Friday said that it supports India and other countries on the issue of terrorism but sees bilateral between the two nations more important.

  • Kansas shooting hero's new best friend is the Indian he saved
    Kansas [United States], Feb. 24 : A 24-year old American Ian Grillot, who suffered injuries in his arm and chest while trying to tackle the shooter at a Kansas city bar who opened fire on two Indian men, is being hailed for his heroic efforts, however, he reckons he did what anyone else would have done at the time.

  • Rooney confirms he'll stay at Man U, quashes China move
    London [U.K], Feb.24 : Ending months of speculation over his future with Manchester United, England captain Wayne Rooney has confirmed that he will not be leaving the Old Trafford club anytime soon.

  • Kashmiri's angry with JK Govt for tying up with 'communal' forces: Farooq Abdullah
    Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Feb. 24 : Responding to the anti-militancy operations in Kashmir and disruptions by protesting youth at encounter sites, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Friday said the people's anger was justified as the Jammu and Kashmir Government had formed an alliance with the 'communal' forces.

  • 67 pct recruiters expect new jobs in next 6 months amid rising talent crunch: Naukri's Survey
    New Delhi , Feb 24 : Despite an increase in the job market in the first half of 2017, finding the right talent will prove difficult for recruiters due to an on-going talent crunch. This sentiment has emerged from Naukri's Hiring Outlook survey 2017 a half yearly survey conducted to gauge the hiring sentiment across companies and industries.

  • Indian killed in Kansas: U.S. assures justice, asserts 'America a nation of immigrants'
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : The United States Embassy today strongly condemned the shooting in Kansas resulting in the tragic death of an Indian engineer, and assured that justice will be delivered and the federal authorities are investigating the case.

  • CBFC member Ashoke Pandit tears into Pahlaj Nihalani for refusing to certify 'Lipstick Under My Burkha'
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 24 : Condemning the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for refusing to clear the award-winning film Lipstick Under My Burkha, member of the film board Ashoke Pandit on Friday said such an onslaught breaks the confidence of a filmmaker, adding that film industry is under threat from the attitude of Censor Board chairman Pahlaj Nihalani.

  • Max Design Awards 2016-17; jury shortlists 15 finalists
    New Delhi , Feb 24 : MAX the country's largest International fashion brand, recently launched the third edition of MAX Design Awards. After receiving tremendous response from across, over the last two years, MAX is geared up for its third edition to provide a platform for fashion designing students to unleash their creativity and connect with the world of fashion.

  • WhatsApp's new 'status' feature goes live
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : WhatsApp's on Friday rolled out its new feature 'Status' live across Android, iOS and Windows software wherein the users can upload pictures and videos for their contacts to see, instead of regular text status message.

  • Shoaib Malik urges foreign cricketers to play PSL final in Lahore
    Karachi [Pakistan], Feb.24 : All-rounder and Karachi Kings player Shoaib Malik has revealed that he is trying to convince international cricketers playing in his team to visit Lahore for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final on March 5.

  • 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.