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  • 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.

  • BMC polls: Shiv Sena leading, BJP trailing behind
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 23 : The Shiv Sena seems to be marching ahead in the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation polls as the party has secured 84 seats out of 227.

  • Wittyfeed surpasses Twitter and Instagram and becomes 20th most visited website in India
    New Delhi , Feb 23 : WittyFeed, world's second largest and India's largest viral content company has also emerged as 20th most visited websites in India surpassing the most major social networking sites Twitter and Instagram being the fastest and youngest company to attain this ranking. The latest Alexa ranking as on 22nd February shows as the 20th most visited website in India. This is an enormous achievement for the viral content website from tier II cities in India called Indore.

  • Olympic medalists Dohmen, Naomi van As win FIH Player of the Year awards
    Chandigarh , Feb. 23 : Olympic silver medalists-Belgiums' John-John Dohmen and retiring Netherlands star Naomi Van As on Thursday won the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) male and female Player of the Year (2016) awards in a star-studded Hockey Stars 2016 Awards ceremony in Chandigarh.

  • Ministry of Skill Development, entrepreneurship and Wadhwani Operating Foundation sign contribution agreement
    New Delhi , Feb 23 : Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the Wadhwani Operating Foundation (WOF) announced a partnership aimed to empower Government of India's Pradhan Mantri Yuva Udyamita Vikas Abhiyaan on entrepreneurship.

  • RBI imposes penalty on Sahebrao Deshmukh, Progressive Co-operative Bank in Mumbai
    New Delhi , Feb 23 : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday announced that it has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs. one lakh (rupees one lakh only) on Sahebrao Deshmukh Co-operative Bank and Rs. four lakh (rupees four lakh only) on Progressive Co-operative Bank Ltd in Mumbai.

  • Pakistan's FIA arrests NADRA chief over corruption charges
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb 23 : Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested the Director General of National Database and Regulatory Authority (NADRA), Tahir Akram, over corruption charges.

  • Misbah yet to inform about his future: PCB chief
    Karachi [Pakistan], Feb.23 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has revealed that Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has still not informed the board about his retirement plans.

  • Wittyfeed surpasses Twitter and Instagram and becomes 20th most visited website in India
    New Delhi , Feb 23 : WittyFeed, world's second largest and India's largest viral content company has also emerged as 20th most visited websites in India surpassing the most major social networking sites Twitter & Instagram being the fastest and youngest company to attain this ranking. The latest Alexa ranking as on 22nd February shows as the 20th most visited website in India. This is an enormous achievement for the viral content website from tier 2 cities in India called Indore.

  • Ruchi Soya brings digital banking awareness to farmers in north east
    Mumbai , Feb.23 : The oil palm division of Ruchi Soya Industries Limited at Lunglei in Mizoram recently conducted digital banking awareness seminars to familiarise the farmers with transacting in a cashless economy.

  • Union Minister Rupala lauds S.P.Mukherjee College for Women students for "Mock Parliament" show
    New Delhi , Feb. 23 : A two- day annual fest "POLITIA" was organised by political science department of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee college for Women, University of Delhi, on February 20 and 21.

  • Cinepolis India won 'Best Marketing Campaign of the Year' award at Making of India awards 2017
    New Delhi, Feb 23 : Cinepolis, India's 1st international and World's 4th largest movie theatre circuit has bagged the 'Best Marketing Campaign of the Year' award at the Making of Developed India awards 2017.

  • Tata Steel wins Business Today's 'Best Company to Work for' Award
    Mumbai/ Kolkata, Feb 23 : Tata Steel has been conferred the 'Best Company to Work for' award in the core sector at Business Today's Best Companies to Work for Survey 2016 award ceremony held on Feb 22, 2017, in Mumbai.

  • Actor Rituparna Sengupta happy to act in Baranda, based on Moti Nandi's story
    Kolkata, Feb 23 : Easel-An Atrayee Nirman Initiative introduced their upcoming Bengali film Baranda (Balcony), starring Rituparna Sengupta, Saheb Bhattacharjee, Sreela Majumder and others, recently in Kolkata.

  • Jolly LLB 2 collection slows down significantly
    Mumbai, Feb 23 : Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar's courtroom drama Jolly LLB 2 may have managed to rake up Rs 100 crores inside 12 days, but the collections have slowed down significantly.

  • Huma attends Brit Awards 2017
    London, Feb 23 : Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi has attended the Brit Awards 2017 here.

  • Do you really know the women you see, asks Rimjhim Ray in debut book 7 women 7 secrets
    Kolkata, Feb 23 : In her debut book, '7 women 7 secrets', author Rimjhim Ray introspects on the different roles women play, be it within the family or outside.

  • Maharashtra :BMC polls counting underway, Shiv Sena maintains steady lead ahead of BJP
    Mumbai, Feb 23 : : The Shiv Sena continued maintain its lead ahead of the main rival BJP as counting of votes for Mumbai's Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) were underway on Thursday.

  • Priyanka unveils new poster from 'Baywatch'
    Los Angeles, Feb 23 : Actress Priyanka Chopra, who will be making her Hollywood debut with Baywatch, took to Twitter to unveil more details on her character from the movie.

  • Four legislators injured as BJP and Cong members clash in Gujarat Assembly
    Ahmedabad, Feb 23 : : Four legislators, including a woman BJP minister, were injured when a clash broke out inside the Gujarat Assembly between opposition Congress and the ruling party members during the budget session proceedings on Thursday, reports said.

  • Pakistan: Lahore explosion kills 7
    Lahore, Feb 23 : At least seven people were killed in an explosion in Pakistan's Lahore city on Thursday, media reports said.

  • Facebook is a dismal substitute for face- to-face conversations: Madan Birla
    A former MD at FedEx, Madan Birla's books have been widely appreciated by industry experts. IBNS Correspondent Sudipto Maity caught up with the writer during his recent tour in Kolkata, where he promoted his new book 'Enjoy Balance and Unleash Creativity'. Excerpts:

  • Maharashtra :BMC polls counting underway, Shiv Sena maintains steady lead ahead of BJP
    Mumbai, Feb 23 : : The Shiv Sena continued maintain its lead ahead of the main rival BJP as counting of votes for Mumbai's Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) were underway on Thursday.

  • Tamil Nadu Assembly, ruckus : MK Stalin to meet President today
    Chennai, Feb 23 : : DMK working president M K Stalin will meet President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi on Thursday to make a presentation on behalf of his party on the incidents that took place in the Tamil Nadu assembly during the floor test on February 18, media reports said.

  • NASA telescope reveals largest batch of Earth-size, habitable-zone planets around single star
    Washington, Feb 23 : NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.

  • Uttar Pradesh fourth phase polling : SP candidate's son shot at, 12-15 per cent polling till 10 am
    Raebareli, Feb 23 : : A Samajwadi Party candidate's son was shot at during clashes with rival BSP workers in Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba on Wednesday night only hours before voting started in the fourth phase of elections in the state, NDTV reported.

  • Militant ambush kills three jawans, woman in Kashmir
    Srinagar, Feb 23 : At least three army soldiers and an elderly woman were killed and three other army jawans were wounded after militants ambushed a patrol party in south Kashmir's Shopian district on Thursday.

  • Japanese technology contributes to improve social life
    Amsterdam [Netherlands]/Tokyo [Japan], Feb.23 : ISE 2017, the largest audio-visual and systems integration show, was held recently in Netherlands.

  • TTV Dinakaran takes charge as AIADMK's deputy general secretary
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb.23 : TTV Dhinakaran on Thursday took charge as All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)'s deputy general secretary.

  • 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.

  • Union Minister M.J. Akbar to visit Tunisia from Feb. 26 to 28
    New Delhi , Feb. 23 : Minister of State for External Affairs M. J. Akbar will pay an official visit to Tunisia from February 26 to 28.

  • Constipation highly prevalent in urban areas as compared to rural
    New Delhi , Feb. 23 : A study was conducted in 19 centers over a period of six months to understand the different types of constipation and the causes behind them. One of the key highlights has been that constipation is highly prevalent in cities as compared to the rural areas.

  • Australia witnesses record 10 per cent surge in overseas students
    New Delhi , Feb. 23 : The latest International Student Survey has shown a record 10 per cent surge in the number of international students coming to Australia to 5,54,179.

  • Mobikwik to invest Rs. 300 crore in business growth in 2017
    New Delhi , Feb 23 : Mobile wallet major MobiKwik on Thursday announced an investment of Rs. 300 crore for expansion aimed at growing its user base from current 50 million to 150 million in 2017.

  • White Page International releases most admired brands and leaders 2016-17
    New Delhi , Feb.23 : White Page International recently released the research and jury based listing of India's Most Admired Brands and Leaders 2016-17 with PwC as Process Reviewers.

  • ED attaches Rs 1.02 crore in Kishore Bhajiawala post demonetization frauds
    New Delhi , Feb 23 : Enforcement Directorate on Thursday attached an amount of Rs.1,02,16,000 in case of Kishore Bhajiawala involved in post demonetization frauds.

  • Out of fear of losing, PM Modi resorting to hate politics: Rahul Gandhi
    Amethi (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb 23 : Unleashing a tirade of accusations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in his bastion Amethi said the latter knows that he is going to lose, adding that he is now resorting to hate politics.

  • Singer Jackie Evancho 'disappointed' by Trump's ruling on transgender rights
    Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 23 : Jackie Evancho, the teenage classical singer who performed at Donald Trump's inauguration last month, is speaking out against President's plan to roll back protections for transgender students.

  • There is no bigger 'Kasab' than BJP's Amit Shah: Mayawati
    Ambedkar Nagar (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 23 : Launching a scathing attack at Amit Shah over his 'Kasab' remark, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Thursday said there is no bigger 'Kasab' (terrorist) than the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president.

  • Modi to SP: You partner Congress took out stamps on Gujarat donkeys in 2013
    Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 23 : The political fight which began over 'donkey' remark took another turn on Thursday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi taunted Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, saying the Congress, with which the Samajwadi Party is in alliance with, is the same party which took out postal stamps of donkeys in 2013.

  • Donkeys work for masters, so I take inspiration from them : PM Modi hits back at Akhilesh Yadav
    Baharaich, Uttar Pradesh, Feb 23 : : Three days after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's "donkey" slight, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday responded, saying he takes inspiration from the animal because it is loyal to the master, reports said.

  • Patience is a virtue in entertainment and glamour world says Deshaa Nandi
    Model turned actress Deshaa Nandi says patience is a virtue that helps one to survive in the showbiz industry, overpowering cut throat competition. She talks about her career, her switch-over from small to big screen and how men make better friends than women, in a candid conversation with IBNS correspondent Tanushree Sen.

  • BMC polls : Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam offers to quit as party bites dust
    Mumbai, Feb 23 : : Taking moral responsibility for Congress' poor performance in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls, the party's Mumbai unit chief Sanjay Nirupam on Thursday offered to resign from his post.

  • Toilet Ek Prem Katha shooting ends
    Mumbai, Feb 23 : Shooting for the film Toilet Ek Prem Katha has ended.

  • Pakistan: Lahore blast kills 8
    Lahore, Feb 23 : A blast in Pakistan's Lahore city has killed at least eight people on Thursday, media reports said.

  • Major power-cut hits Kolkata, throws Metro service out of gear
    Kolkata, Feb 23 : Metro rail service in Kolkata was disrupted for nearly 15 minutes on Thursday morning as a 750 MW power station of Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) went out of order, reports said.

  • BMC polls result : Shiv Sena leads but unsure of clear majority, BJP close behind
    Mumbai, Feb 23 : : In a tough battle, the Shiv Sena remained a clear leader capturing 92 seats of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), ahead of the main rival BJP, but was still 20 short of the halfway mark of 114 required to rule the civic body with the result of only 20 seats remaining to be announced.

  • Fourth phase polling in Uttar Pradesh :39 per cent polling till 1 pm
    Raebareli, Feb 23 : : Voting for the fourth phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh is underway in 53 Assembly constituencies spread over 12 districts with about 39 per cent electorate exercising their franchise till 1 pm, reports said.

  • Phillauri: Wedding track Whats Up released
    Mumbai, Feb 23 : Creating more excitement over the movie, a new song from 'Phillauri' has been released.

  • Rahul Bose's Poorna to release in March
    Mumbai, Feb 23 : Bollywood actor and director Rahul Bose's Poorna will release on Mar 31.

  • Jet Airways, HongKong Airlines ink codeshare agreement
    Mumbai, Feb 23 : Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, and Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, on Thursday announced it has entered into a codeshare partnership in a move that will help them significantly enhance connectivity between India and the Asia-Pacific region.

  • IAEA mission finds Cyprus radiation safety regulatory body competent, identifies areas in need of improvement
    Nicosia, Cyprus, Feb 23 : An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said that Cyprus has a competent and dedicated radiation safety regulatory body that works for the continuous improvement of safety, but noted that a legal framework review and other steps would further enhance safety.

  • Mosul: Iraqi forces storm airport
    Mosul, Feb 23 : In an attempt to retake Mosul from so-called Islamic State militants, Iraqi forces have attacked the airport in the city, media reports said on Friday.

  • Constantine takes U17 boys to go Karting
    New Delhi, Feb 23 : More often than not Coaches try to refresh things in Football by balancing out the constant pressure of performance under high stress environment leading to mental exhaustion. Yesterday (February 22, 2017) a pleasant surprise awaited the Indian U-17 World Cup Squad when Head Coach of the Indian Senior National Team Stephen Constantine, who is currently training the Indian Colts until February 25, 2017, took the young guns of India, Go Karting.

  • Ind vs Aus: Warner departs following half century stand
    Pune, Feb 23 : Australian opener David Warner departed for 38 runs following a 82-run stand with fellow opener Matt Renshaw, giving India the solitary wicket here on Thursday, day one of the first Test match.

  • Maharashtra :BMC polls counting underway, Shiv Sena takes early lead ahead of BJP
    Mumbai, Feb 23 : : Counting of votes in the elections for BMC and nine other municipal corporations in Maharashtra began on Thursday morning with the Shiv Sena taking an initial lead ahead of the BJP in the battle for the country's richest civic body, reports said.

  • Akshay Kumar indulges in some pillow talk
    New Delhi , Feb. 23 : Akshay Kumar is one of the few actors for whom fitness is a way of life and for the very same reason, the Bollywood star is a source of inspiration for many.

  • Six killed after bus collides with truck in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi
    Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb.23 : At least six people were killed and two critically injured after a head-on collision took place between a bus and a truck on Thursday in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi.