• Rwanda: Vice President Ansari calls for stronger measures for combating terrorism
    Rwanda, Feb 21 : Calling for stronger ties between India and Rwanda in regard with addressing peace and security related issues, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday asserted that terrorism has emerged as a major impediment amid the quest for peace and prosperity.

  • UP polls: BJP, SP-Congress hold parallel road shows
    Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 21 : The political battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance heated up an hour before the campaigning for the fourth phase of the assembly polls ended on Tuesday.

  • Maharashtra: Two Naxals arrested by Gadchiroli Police
    Gadchiroli, (Maharashtra), Feb. 21 : The Gadchiroli Police on Tuesday arrested two Naxalites from the Etapalli forest area of Maharashtra.

  • Haasan 'false twisted' what I said: Swamy on his 'pompous idiot' remark
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : Celebrated actor Kamal Haasan and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday continued to engage in a war of words on Twitter, with the latter explaining why he took the jibe at the first place.

  • Rudy, Supriyo inaugurate DigiDhan Mela in Agartala
    Agartala (Tripura) , Feb.21 : Two Union Ministers- Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Babul Supriyo -- took part in the inauguration of a DigiDhan Mela organised at the Kshudiram English Medium school here on Tuesday.

  • Nepal to hold local polls after two decades
    By Binod Prasad Adhikari, Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb. 21 : Nepal is set to hold local polls after a gap of two decades.

  • Selection retweet brings trouble for Suryakumar Yadav; MCA demands explanation
    Mumbai , Feb. 21 : Mumbai's middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav has been asked for an explanation by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) after retweeting a post on the micro-blogging website that questioned his omission from the team for the Inter-state T20 tournament.

  • BSNL finalising partnership with Informark Korea for Wimax Mifi hotspots, launch in Kerala
    New Delhi , Feb.21 : Infomark Korea, a company with a global reputation for manufacturing 3G/4G mobile communication devices as well as wearable products is finalising a partnership with BSNL for production of WiMax mobile routers in the Kerala telecom circle.

  • Vice President Ansari leaves for Uganda after concluding Rwanda visit
    Kigali [Rwanda], Feb. 21 : Vice President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday left for Uganda after concluding his three-day visit to Rwanda.

  • US Congress delegation calls on PM Modi
    New Delhi Feb 21 : A bipartisan delegation of twenty-six members of the United States Congress called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

  • Dhoni to lead Jharkhand in Vijay Hazare Trophy
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will lead Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare National One Day tournament, beginning February 25.

  • India-Rwanda Innovation Growth Program will expand ties in science, technology and innovation: Ansari
    New Delhi Feb 21 : Visiting Indian Vice President said the India-Rwanda Innovation Growth Program would expand bilateral ties in science, technology and innovation.

  • Stephen Colbert mocks Donald Trump for 'Sweden Remark'
    New Delhi , Feb 21. : With several folks from the Hollywood coming out in the open against Donald Trump, comedian Stephen Colbert took a nice jibe at the U.S. President.

  • Akhilesh's 'donkey' jibe: Naidu advises UP CM to use 'people's language'
    New Delhi , Feb 21 : Slamming Minister Akhilesh Yadav for his 'donkeys of Gujarat' jibe, Union Minister for Information and broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday advised the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister of using peoples' language.

  • Delhi Hauz Khas rape: Accused sent to 14-day judicial custody
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : A Delhi court on Tuesday sent the accused in the Hauz Khas Rape case to 14-day judicial custody.

  • Harmanpreet, Deepti star as Indian eves clinch thrilling win in WC Qualifiers final
    Colombo [Sri Lanka], Feb. 21 : The Indian Women's team on Tuesday came out with yet another stupendous performance as they defeated South Africa by a solitary wicket to clinch victory in the thrilling final of the ICC 2017 Women's World Cup Qualifiers here at the P Sara Oval.

  • Delhi HC stays CIC order to inspect Smriti Irani's academic records
    New Delhi, , Feb. 21 : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday put a stay on a Central Information Commission (CIC) order that directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to allow inspection of class10th and 12th school records of Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani.

  • Akshay Kumar's 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' wraps up!
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : Bollywood's upcoming movie, 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha', based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan' starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar has wrapped up its shooting.

  • Ready to counter Australia's aggressive approach: Anil Kumble
    Pune , Feb. 21 : India head coach Anil Kumble has insisted that his team are wary of Australia's aggressive style of play but said that the hosts would put together strategies in place to counter that during the four-match Test series starting on February 23 here at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium.

  • After Vijender, Akhil, Jitender, IOS signs 13 more boxers for pro boxing
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : With a vision to promote and develop professional boxing in India, IOS Boxing promotions on Tuesday announced the signing of 13 more boxers to their pool.

  • CBI arrests three Central Excise Officials in a bribery case
    New Delhi Feb 21 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested two Superintendents and an Inspector of Central Excise, Audit Department (Government. of India) for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs. 3 lakh from the complainant.

  • Rajouri: BSF foils infiltration bid, neutralises LeT terrorist
    Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Feb. 21 : The terrorist which was neutralised by the Border Security Force (BSF) deployed at the Line of Control (LoC) in Keri Sector, Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir has been recognised as a Lashkar-e-Taiba (Let) militant.

  • Australia ready for 'big challenge' against India: Nathan Lyon
    Pune , Feb. 21 : Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has insisted that his team are ready for the "big challenge" which they would face in the four-match Test series against India beginning Thursday at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium.

  • UKEF CEO in India to promote flexible, innovative financial support for firms trading with UK
    New Delhi , Feb.21 :Louis Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of UK Export Finance (UKEF), is visiting India from 20-23 February. UKEF, the UK's Export Credit Agency, has up to GBP1 billion in capacity to provide finance to support Indian buyers of British goods, services and intangibles, with support available in Indian Rupees.

  • NIA court frames charges against Abu Dhabi ISIS case accused
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Tuesday framed charges against three accused in connection with the Abu Dhabi ISIS case.

  • BMC polls: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari urges Mumbaikars to vote
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb.21 : With the polling for 227 municipal wards in the Brihannmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) underway, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari hoped for a hike in percentage of voters as compared to last year.

  • Baloch, Sindhi activists hold anti-CPEC protest outside Chinese embassy in London
    London [United Kingdom], Feb.21 : The resistance against the multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) reached London, when Baloch and Sindhi activists staged a protest outside the Chinese embassy.

  • N Chandrasekaran chairs first Board meeting as Chairman, Tata Sons
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : After his appointment as the Chairman earlier today, Natarajan Chandrasekaran chaired his first Board Meeting of Tata Sons Limited.

  • CBI arrests Chhattisgarh senior bureaucrat in alleged corruption case
    Raipur, Feb 21 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested Chhattisgarh Principal Secretary BL Agrawal and two others in a corruption case, according to media reports.

  • Snapdeal reports 50 per cent growth in General Merchandise category
    New Delhi, Feb 21 : Snapdeal, one of India's leading online marketplaces, said on Tuesday that its annual sales trends revealed increased customer affinity towards energy efficient and health friendly products.

  • Ben Stokes dubs his IPL 2017 auction amount as 'life-changing'
    London [UK], Feb. 21 : England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has emerged as the most expensive overseas player in the Indian Premier League's (IPL) history, has insisted that the amount of Rs. 14.5 crores that the Rising Pune Supergiants are paying him is a "life-changing" one.

  • India-UK holds dialogue on extradition, mutual legal assistance
    New Delhi, , Feb. 21 : A new round of dialogue on matters related to extradition and mutual legal assistance was held between the officials of India and the UK in New Delhi on February 20 and 21.

  • Pak Punjab police seeks public support to identify Afghan, Pathan terror suspects
    Mandi Bahauddin, [Pakistan], Feb. 21:Police in Mandi Bahauddin district in Pakistan's in Punjab province on Tuesday reportedly issued an advisory seeking the public support in identifying the terror suspects of Afghan or Pathan origin.

  • Chhattisgarh Govt. suspends Principal Secretary B.L. Agarwal following CBI arrest
    Raipur Chhattisgarh, , Feb. 21 : The Chhattisgarh Government on Tuesday suspended its Principal Secretary B.L. Agarwal with immediate effect following his arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over corruption charges.

  • Sasikala to serve one more year in jail if she fails to pay Rs. 10 crore fine
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 21 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala, serving a four-year jail term after her conviction in a disproportionate assets case, will have to serve an extra year in prison if she fails to pay the Rs. 10 crore fine imposed on her by the Supreme Court.

  • Bhopal espionage case: One more arrested, produced before court
    Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , Feb. 21 : The Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Tuesday arrested one more in connection with the Bhopal ISI espionage case.

  • 'Commando 2' will surprise audience with its action: Vidyut Jammwal
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 21 : After winning hearts in actioner 'Commando', now actor Vidyut Jammwal is back with his new upcoming Bollywood flick 'Commando 2: The Black Money Trail', claiming that the audience must gear up for plenty of action-packed sequences as the kind of action in this movie has never been seen before in our country.

  • Impure 'cycle-hand' alliance cannot win against PM Modi: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 21 : Taking a jibe at the Congress-Samajwadi Party (SP) alliance for the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Bhopal Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said the impure 'cycle-hand' alliance would not be able to win against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Kashmiri separatists further incite valley public to riot against security forces
    By Col. (Retired) Anil Bhat, New Delhi , Feb.21 : Four months of rioting and burning of schools across the Kashmir Valley by public incited and paid for by separatists ended suddenly in November 2016, shortly after demonetization.

  • Successful hosting of PSL final will send positive message about security in Pakistan: PCB
    Karachi [Pakistan], Feb. 21 : Shaharyar Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has insisted that a positive message would be sent across the international cricketing community if they can successfully host the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore.

  • That's Parineeti giving us some real Travel goals!
    New Delhi , Feb 21. : We bet none could have escaped making travel goals after watching Zoya Akhtar's 'Dil Dhadakne' and looks like Parineeti Chopra is no different!

  • J-K government issues orders to reduce wastage in social functions
    Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Feb. 21 : In an attempt to promote judicious use of essential commodities in social, government and private functions, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has imposed several restrictions over use of dry fruits, loudspeakers vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes amongst others.

  • BMC elections 2017: Shah Rukh Khan casts his vote
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 21 : With many Bollywood actors promoting the message to exercise their right to vote, superstar Shah Rukh Khan too cast his vote for the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls in the Mount Marry church and high school in Bandra, Mumbai.

  • Two AoN approved in Defence Acquisition Council meeting
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : Two Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) were approved by the Ministry of Defence in the Defence Acquisition Council meeting held today.

  • CRPF Commanding Officer injured in J-K encounter stable now
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : The medical condition of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Commanding Officer Chetan Cheeta, who is undergoing treatment at the AIIMS Trauma Centre, is improving.

  • Charsadda blast death toll rises to seven
    Charsadda [Pakistan], Feb 21 : The death from the three blasts that took place outside a court in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Charsadda district today has risen to seven.

  • Manipur Deputy CM escapes militant attack in Tamenglong
    Tamenglong (Manipur) Feb. 21 : Suspected militants on Tuesday fired at the police deployed for the visit of Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam while he was proceeding for flag hoisting of his election campaign in Tamenglong district of Manipur.

  • If comes to power, BJP will remove reservation for underprivileged: Mayawati
    Gonda (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 21 : In Uttar Pradesh, where minority vote plays a key role in deciding its political fate, Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati, while addressing a rally in Gonda, on Tuesday said that if a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government is formed in the state it will remove the provision of reservation for dalits.

  • MEA has asked all missions to promote Ayush, Ayurveda: V.K. Singh
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 :The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has asked all chairs and missions to to promote Ayush and Ayurveda, said Minister of State for External Affairs, General V.K. Singh (Retd), at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.

  • PM Modi delivers inaugural address of Vachanamrita Satram retreat in Kerala
    New Delhi, , Feb. 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday delivered the inaugural address of the seven-day Sri Ramakrishna Vachanamrita Satram retreat in Kerala's Tiruvalla via video conference. He said he was humbled by the secularity of the nation.

  • Mumbai records 41 percent voter turnout till 3.30 p.m. in BMC polls
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) Feb. 21 : Mumbai recorded a voter turnout of 41.32 percent till 3.30 p.m. in the elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday.

  • BJP hits back at Akhilesh Yadav over 'donkey' jibe
    Ahmedabad/Allahabad (Gujarat/Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 21 : Uttar Pradesh incumbent Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's 'donkey' remark targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi triggered a sharp reaction from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), accusing the former of 'insulting' the people of the western state.

  • Parties scared of election are opposing it, claims Madhav Nepal
    By Binod Prasad Adhikari, Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb. 21: Opposition CPN- UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal has said forces scared of election are opposing it.

  • Kazakhstan, India to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic ties on Wednesday
    New Delhi , Feb.21 : Kazakhstan and India will celebrate the completion of 25 years of bilateral diplomatic ties on Wednesday, and both are looking to enhance and broaden engagement in existing as well as new areas, said Kazakhstan's envoy to India, Bulat Sarsenbayev.

  • Kieran Powell returns to Windies ODI squad after two years
    Barbados [West Indies], Feb.21 : West Indies opening batsman Kieran Powell, who played his last international game in June 2014, has been recalled in the 15-member ODI squad for three-match series against England beginning March 3 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

  • Mumbai records 32 percent voter turnout till 1.30 p.m. in BMC polls
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) Feb. 21 : Mumbai recorded a voter turnout of 32.1 percent till 1.30 p.m. in the elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday.

  • Who controls your car without you knowing?
    New Delhi , Feb.21 : Kaspersky Lab researchers have examined the security of applications for the remote control of cars from several famous car manufacturers. As a result, the company's experts have discovered that all of the applications contain a number of security issues that can potentially allow criminals to cause significant damage for connected car owners.

  • Herbalife Nutrition Partners with Special Olympics Bharat to train athletes with intellectual disabilities
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : Herbalife, a global nutrition company, announced its partnership with Special Olympics Bharat (SOB) to support and encourage athletes with intellectual disabilities in India.

  • BMC polls: Around 100 names missing from voter list
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) Feb. 21 : With the polling commencing for 227 municipal wards in the Brihannmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday, residents of 3 out of 19 buildings of MIG Colony in Mumbai's East Bandra, summing up to at least 100 voters, did not find their names in the list.

  • Jio crosses 100 million customer base, Mukesh Ambani launches Prime offer
    Mumbai, Feb 21 : : Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday that Jio, the company's telecom arm, has crossed 100 million customer base in 170 days of its launch.