• UN rights expert calls on Myanmar authorities to protect Rohingya population
    New York, Feb 27 : Concluding a four-day visit to parts of Bangladesh where she met with members of Myanmar's Rohingya community who fled the violence there following attacks on a border post in early October and the ensuing military operations, a United Nations expert called for urgent action by the Government of Myanmar to end the suffering of the Rohingya population in the country.

  • Apollo Munich Health Insurance expands its bancassurance channel with Dena Bank
    New Delhi, Feb 27 : Leading standalone health insurer, Apollo Munich Health Insurance is expanding its footprint across the country with its latest bancassurance tie up with state-owned Dena Bank, to distribute customized health insurance and personal accident policies to the bank's 20 million customers nationwide.

  • Four bridges to be built over Barak River: Assam CM
    Guwahati, Feb 27 : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said that, the state government is committed to the equal development of Barak Valley along with Brahmaputra Valley and a total of two thousand crore for initiating rapid development of Barak Valley has already been earmarked.

  • Tata Power's Community Development initiative aids towards social upliftment of 136 villages
    Mumbai/Kolkata, Feb 27 : Tata Power has reached out to 136 villages under its Social Capital and Infrastructure initiative-Sanrachna, by creating 702 Self Help Groups that benefited over 84,502 people across locations.

  • Rajinder Goel, Padmakar Shivalkar nominated for Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award
    Mumbai, Feb 27 : The fifth MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture 2016-17 and the BCCI Annual Awards 2016-17 will take place at Ritz Carlton, Bengaluru on Wednesday, March 8.

  • Lubrizol and Finolex Industries Limited join hands in India
    Guwahati, Feb 27 : The Lubrizol Corporation, inventors and the largest manufacturers of CPVC compound worldwide and Finolex Industries Limited, the PVC pipes and fittings manufacturer in India, on Monday announced the signing of FlowGuard (R) Processor agreement for the manufacturing and sale of Finolex FlowGuard (R) Plus pipes and fittings in India.

  • TCS recognized as 'BPO Firm of the Year' at prestigious industry honors
    Hungary/Kolkata, Feb 27 : Tata Consultancy Services, a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has won the highly coveted 'BPO Firm of the Year' category at this year's 5th annual CEE Shared Services and Outsourcing Awards ceremony in Warsaw.

  • Kargil martyr's daughter moves Women's Commission,political slugfest thickens
    New Delhi, Feb 27 : : Amid a political slugfest centring around her, Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur on Monday lodged a complaint with the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on the rape and death threats she received on social media after launching online campaign against ABVP, the student wing of the BJP.

  • ISL Kicks off Premier Skills Referee Development Programme in Mumbai
    Mumbai, Feb 27 : Premier Skills, a partnership between the British Council and the Premier League, launched its hugely successful Referee Development initiative in Mumbai, in partnership with the Indian Super League and All India Football Federation on Monday, an official release stated.

  • Meghalaya: Dramatic Gains, Lingering Dangers
    On February 25, 2017, a Police team that included newly constituted Special Force (SF)-10 commandos, in an encounter, killed the 'commander-in-chief' of the now-disbanded United Achik Liberation Army (UALA), Singbirth N. Marak aka Norok. X. Momin, at a hideout located inside a forest near Thapa Matronggre village in North Garo Hills District. Marak, along with other cadres of the UALA had surrendered before the Meghalaya Government on June 9, 2016, and had started living a 'normal life' after the group was disbanded. However, he reportedly escaped to the neighboring State of Assam after Meghalaya Police started looking for him following the arrest of one suspect, along with a cache of arms, on November 12, 2016, and surrender of three other suspects on November 13, 2016.These suspects subsequently disclosed that the arms were meant for the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) and they were working under Marak's instructions to provide the weapons to this militant formation.

  • Afghanistan: Eight ISIS militants killed in airstrikes
    Kabul, Feb 27 : At least eight ISIS loyalists have been killed in separate airstrikes in Afghanistan, local Khaama Press reported.

  • Afghanistan: A dozen Taliban insurgents, including key leader, killed in airstrike
    Kabul, Feb 27 : At least 12 Taliban militants, including a key leader, were killed in an airstrike conducted in Afghanistan's Kunduz province by foreign forces, local Khaama Press said.

  • Nikita Singh's book 'Every Time It Rains' is about a woman in a romantic quandary
    Kolkata, Feb 27 : A packed audience at Starmark, Kolkata, served as the perfect setting for the launch of bestselling author Nikita Singh's tenth novel 'Every Time It Rains'.

  • Arvind Chabra from HP India joins Blueair as Country Head
    Mumbai, Feb 27 : Blueair Inc., a world leader in innovative indoor air purification technologies and solutions, announced today the appointment of Mr. Arvind Chabra as Country Head for Blueair India.

  • Safdar Nagori and ten other SIMI operatives get life sentence
    Indore, Feb 27 : : Altogether eleven Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) operatives, including its former chief Safdar Nagori and his brother Kamruddin Nagori, were on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment by the special CBI court for sedition and involvement in terror activities, The Times of India reported.

  • More women reporting excessive weight gain during pregnancies; lifestyle factors to blame, say doctors at Columbia Asia Hospitals, Ahmedabad
    Ahmedabad, Feb 27 : In a disturbing trend being witnessed in the city, an increasing number of women are reporting excessive weight gain during pregnancy, a problem that increases the rate of complications such as hypertension, gestational diabetes, premature birth as well as miscarriage.

  • Rani Mukerji returns to acting with Hichki
    Monday, Feb 27 : She took everyone by storm as the power packed policewoman in Mardaani, and then took time off for motherhood.

  • Rail Minister Prabhu flags off first Antyodaya Express train
    New Delhi, Feb 27 : Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off the Husafar and Antyodaya express trains on Monday through video conferencing from Rail Bhavan, New Delhi.

  • High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats, says study
    London, Feb 27 : A study from Stockholm University has now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust in our homes.

  • Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health, says study
    London, Feb 27 : People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to research by academics at the University of Exeter, the British Trust for Ornithology and the University of Queensland.

  • Uttar Pradesh: Around 38 per cent voter turnout recorded until one pm in fifth phase
    Lucknow, Feb 27 : Moderate to brisk polling has been reported until Monday afternoon for the fifth phase of Assembly Elections in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Social media post by Kargil martyr's daughter triggers political battle
    New Delhi, Feb 27 : A Facebook post by a Kargil martyr's daughter Gurmehar Kaur against BJP's student's wing ABVP has triggered a row.

  • Euro Fashion Inners celebrates inner fire and passion with Euro Blaze
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : Premium inner wear brand, Euro Fashion Inners, announced the launch of Euro Blaze, a new collection of men's brief that celebrates the Inner Fire and Passion of men that drives them towards higher goals in life.

  • ORF launches national cyber security training for law enforcement agencies
    New Delhi , Feb.27 : A national project to build capacity among law enforcement agencies (LEAs) on cyber security has been developed by Observer Research Foundation in association with the Sardar Patel National Police University.

  • Gopal Baglay takes charge as new MEA Spokesperson
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : Gopal Baglay on Monday took charge as the new spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), replacing Vikas Swarup, who has been appointed as the Indian High Commissioner to Canada.

  • Eating ten portions of fruits, vegetables everyday may cuts heart attack, cancer risk
    Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 27 : Eating apples, pears, citrus fruits, salads and green leafy vegetables above ten portions a day may reduce the chances of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death, suggests a study.

  • Congress corners PM Modi, accuses BJP of disrupting communal harmony
    New Delhi , Feb 27: Launching a frontal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for mixing religion and politics during his election rallies in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress Party on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of attempting to disrupt communal harmony in the country.

  • Senior Taliban commander killed in Afghanistan
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb.27 : The Taliban confirmed on Monday through a statement that one of its senior commanders had been killed in an air strike in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province.

  • No bigger example of freedom of expression than calling your own PM 'donkey': Venkaiah Naidu
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : Coming down heavily on the Congress for accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA of suppressing the right to dissent in the nation in regard to the recent violent clashes in Ramjas College, the Centre today asserted that the very party which had imposed Emergency in the nation once, was giving sermons on freedom of expression.

  • Sufism Pakistan's first line of defence against terrorism: Bilawal Bhutto
    Karachi (Sindh) [Pakistan): Sufism is the country's first line of defence against terrorism, said PPP Chairmain Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday.

  • In Geneva, UN urges upholding human rights amid rising populism and extremism
    New York, Feb 27 : Disregard for human rights is a "disease," United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday told the opening session of the UN Human Rights Council, urging Member States to uphold the rights of all people in the face of rising populism and extremism.

  • Kolkata: Massive fire breaks out at Burrabazar building
    Kolkata, Feb 27 : A major fire broke out at a residential-cum-commercial building at Amratala Lane area under Burrabazar Police Station limits in Kolkata on Monday night, reports said.

  • Assam Social Welfare scam: V&AC sleuths arrest six officials
    Guwahati, Feb 27 : The sleuths of Assam police Vigilance and Anti Corruption (V&AC) on Monday arrested six officials of social welfare department in connection with a multi crore rupees scam of the department.

  • One NSCN (IM) militant nab in Arunachal Pradesh
    Guwahati, Feb 27 : Security forces on Monday apprehended a NSCN (IM) militant in Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Ranveer Singh works round the clock for a month
    Mumbai, Feb 27 : There are many things that set Ranveer Singh apart from movie stars of this generation. One such aspect of his personality is his complete, unquestioned dedication to his work- be it films, brands or onstage acts.

  • Assam govt to not take burden of excess cost by provincialising more venture educational institutions
    Guwahati, Feb 27 : Assam government on Monday said that the state government will not take any burden of excess cost to provide salary to more teachers and employees by provincialising more venture educational institutions.

  • Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana's trailer and poster released
    Mumbai, Feb 27 : The makers Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana have released that trailer link and poster of the film.

  • Tata Steel's Noamundi Iron Mine bags Overall Performance Award in the MEMC Week
    Kolkata, Feb 27 : Tata Steel Noamundi Iron Mine (NIM) bagged the first prize in the Overall Performance category in the 17th Mines Environment and Mineral Conservation (MEMC) week organized under the aegis of Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), Kolkata Region held on Saturday.

  • Virat Kohli named Captain of the Year at tenth annual ESPNcricinfo Awards
    Bangalore, Feb 27 : Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad have won the top prizes in the tenth annual ESPNcricinfo Awards presented by IDBI Bank, an official release stated.

  • Contamination forces millions to go without water in Chile
    Santiago, Feb 27 : At least four million people have been hit by a major landslide in the Chilean capital Santiago, forcing them to go without drinking water as authorities have cut off supply fearing contamination, the BBC reported.

  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Perishable Peace
    Three Shia's were shot dead by unidentified assailants in a suspected sectarian attack under the Paroa Police Station area of Dera Ismail Khan District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on February 26, 2017.

  • Indian market snaps its six-day winning streak on Monday
    Mumbai, Feb 27 : Indian equity benchmarks breached their six-day winning streak on Monday with BSE Sensex down 80.09 points to 28,812.88 and NSE Nifty down 42.80 points to 8,896.70.

  • SP, BSP conniving for a hung Assembly in UP : Narendra Modi
    Mau, Uttar Pradesh, Feb 27 : : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday alleged that the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party are conniving between themselves for a hung Assembly in Uttar Pradesh to gain a bargaining power as they are destined to lose the ongoing Assembly elections , media reports said.

  • Virat sets life goals, urges fans to move ahead
    Mumbai, Feb 27 : Indian Cricket skipper Virat Kohli has urged his fans to move ahead in life.

  • Apollo Munich Health Insurance expands its bancassurance channel with Dena Bank
    New Delhi, Feb 27 : Health insurer, Apollo Munich Health Insurance is expanding its footprint across the country with its latest bancassurance tie up with state-owned Dena Bank, to distribute customized health insurance and personal accident policies to the bank's 20 million customers nationwide.

  • Won't allow ISIS become a danger for India : Rajnath Singh
    New Delhi, Feb 27 : :Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said he won't allow ISIS become a a challenge for India, media reports said.

  • Govt keen to free Waqf properties from clutches of mafias says Union Minister Naqvi
    New Delhi, Feb 27 : Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Monday that more than half of Waqf properties are under the clutches of waqf mafias, according to media reports.

  • Hospitals register 40% rise in Asthma attacks
    Gurgaon, Feb 27 : With the seasonal change and excessive pollution levels, Gurgaon is seeing a rise in the number of asthma attacks. While annually, hospitals are seeing an increase of 10-15% in the cases of asthma attacks, this period of seasonal change affects a 30-40% increase in the number of patients who come to the hospital.

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi chairs 75th meeting of Central Waqf Council in New Delhi
    New Delhi, Feb 27 : Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) & Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that some vested interests are creating various obstacles in development of waqf properties and utilisation of these properties for welfare of the society.

  • APSC cash-for-job scam : Assam Police grills former Assam Congress minister
    Guwahati, Feb 27 : Assam police sleuths on Monday grilled former minister Gautam Roy in Guwahati for a couple of hours in connection with the Assam Public Service Commission's (APSC's) cash-for-job scam.

  • Delhi High Court denies parole to BSP leader Mukhtar Ansari
    New Delhi, Feb 27 : : In blow to the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), the Delhi High Court on Monday denied parole to party MLA Mukhtar Ansari, an accused in a murder case, media reports said.

  • Our jewellery is worn by Oscar celebrities: Sawansukha CEO
    CEO & Head, Design Department Sawansukha Jewellers, Siddharthaa Sawansukha is a gold medallist gemologist, who's passionate about the Jewellery sector. In a chat with IBNS correspondent Sudipto Maity, Siddharthaa opens up about his family business and the Sawansukha legacy, while discussing upcoming plans and the special Oscar connection. Excerpts.

  • Indo-Russian educational collaboration to boost Digital India initiative
    Kolkata, Feb 27 : To strengthen Bengal's presence in the Digital India initiative, JIS College of Engineering has planned to set up a centre for excellence in collaboration with four Russian universities.

  • Afghan interior ministry says killing of UAE officials in Kandahar planned in Pakistan
    Kabul [Afghanistan], Feb.27 : The killing of five UAE diplomats in a terror attack in Kandahar was planned in Pakistan, a spokesman of Afghanistan's interior ministry has said.

  • ISSF World Cup: Ankur Mittal bags silver in men's double trap
    New Delhi , Feb.27 : Indian shooter Ankur Mittal missed gold by a whisker as he had to settle for the silver medal in the final round of the men's double trap here at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup.

  • U.P. polls: 57.36 percent voter turnout recorded till 5 P.M.
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 27 : The fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls witnessed a voter turnout of 57.36 percent till 5 P.M. on Monday.

  • Ericsson and T-Mobile pioneering superior LTE network capabilities in readiness for 5G deployments
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : Ericsson and T-Mobile US have worked together on a network evolution plan and optimisation path to continue to provide a superior user experience.

  • Tsonga surges back into ATP top 10
    Johannesburg [South Africa], Feb.27 : French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga surged back to the world's top 10 in the latest men's tennis rankings issued by the ATP on Monday.

  • For every voice raised in anger, there will be a Gurmehar Kaur: Rahul Gandhi
    New Delhi, , Feb. 27 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday expressed his complete support towards Lady Shri Ram College student Gurmehar Kaur, who has allegedly received rape threats over her social media campaign in support of students of the Delhi University following unrest in Ramjas College.

  • Accenture introduces Accenture Innovation Architecture at Mobile World Congress
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : Accenture is bringing to life the Accenture Innovation Architecture at Mobile World Congress to highlight the company's innovation-led approach for helping clients develop and deliver disruptive innovations, and to scale them faster.