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  • Congress spreading lies about Naga Accord: PM Modi
    Imphal (Manipur) , Feb. 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged that the Congress party is dividing people by spreading lies about the Centre compromising the territorial integrity of Manipur by signing an accord with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland -- Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) insurgent group.

  • Militants killing innocents will be neutralized: BJP
    New Delhi, , Feb. 25 : Condemning statements made by former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nalin Kohli said locals picking up arms in Kashmir will be neutralized.

  • PSL final in Lahore subject to govt. permission, says PCB chief
    Karachi [Pakistan], Feb. 25 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan, while remaining keen on staging the Pakistan Super League (PSL) decider in Lahore, has insisted that the final decision in this regard would be made by the federal government.

  • Refusing to certify upcoming movie 'Lipstick under my Burkha' is conservative: Sandeep Dikshit
    New Delhi , Feb.25 : Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Saturday said the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) refusal to certify Prakash Jha's film 'Lipstick under my Burkha' was conservative and narrow minded.

  • Interpol refuses to issue red warrant against MQM founder
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 25 : Interpol has refused to issue a red warrant against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain, saying it does not intervene in political and religious matters of a state.

  • Censor Board cannot tell public what they can or can't see: Shyam Benegal
    New Delhi (India), Feb. 25 : Reacting to the controversy over the certification of the upcoming movie 'Lipstick Under My Burkha,' veteran director Shayam Benegal has reckoned that banning a film is totally unacceptable.

  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella condemns 'senseless' Kansas violence
    New Delhi , Feb. 25 (AN): Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has condemned the 'senseless violence' in Kansas that claimed life of an Indian engineer and wounded another.

  • JD(U) defends Farooq Abdullah, says can't doubt his 'nationalism'
    New Delhi , Feb.25 : The JD (U) on Saturday defended Farooq Abdullah's controversial remark that the youth joining militant ranks are 'sacrificing their lives for freedom of the valley', saying that the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir knew the happenings of the state much better than anyone else and there was no reason to doubt his nationalism.

  • Kansas shooting: Gunman questioned Indian men about their visas before firing
    Olathe, Kansas [USA], Feb. 25 : It has emerged that before shooting the two Indian engineers- Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani- in a Kansas bar, the shooter held a brief conversation with them inquiring about their visas.

  • Several trapped as fire breaks out at luxury hotel in China
    Nanchang (Jiangxi) [China], Feb. 25 : Several people are feared trapped as fire broke out in a luxury hotel Saturday morning in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province.

  • Former Nagaland CM Zeliang appointed Finance Advisor to state govt
    Kohima. Feb 25 : Former Nagaland chief minister T R Zeliang, on Saturday, was appointed as Finance Advisor to state government by Governor P B Acharya, according to media sources.

  • Centre approves workday extension under MGNREGA scheme in Tamil Nadu
    Chennai, Feb 25 : The Central government has given permission to Tamil Nadu for increasing the number of workdays under MGNREGA from the existing 100 days to 150 days, according to media reports on Saturday.

  • Bihar recruitment body chairman, close relatives jailed in test paper leak scandal
    Patna, Feb 25 (TheBiharPost/IBNS): Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) chairman Sudhir Kumar, who was arrested along with his family members in connection with test paper leak scandal, was sent to jail on late Friday night.

  • Ind vs Aus: Australia dismissed for 285, set India target of 441 runs
    Pune, Feb 25 : Driven by the century of skipper Steven Smith, the Australian second innings folded for 285 runs, thereby setting India a steep total of 441 runs to win the first Test match of the four-match series.

  • Syria: At least 60 people killed by suicide bombers
    Al Bab, Feb 25 : At least 60 people, including civilians and soldiers, were killed in two separate incidents following the detonation of car bombs by suicide bombers near Al Bab area of Syria, reports said.

  • China backs Pak's military operation Raddul Fasaad
    Beijing [China], Feb. 25 : China has seconded the recently launch military operation Raddul Fasaad by Pakistan as a counter-terrorism measure, after a series of bloody terrorist assaults across the country.

  • Can perform better as T20 opener, says Asad Shafiq
    Karachi [Pakistan], Feb. 25 : Pakistan batsman Asad Shafiq, who is a regular feature of the Test line up, believes he can perform better as an opener in the national T20 team.

  • Kansas shooting: FBI probing into 'hate crime' angle
    London [U.K.], Feb. 25 : With reports emerging of the gunman harassing the two Indian engineers before opening fire at a Kansas bar killing one man, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is probing whether the shooting could be a possible hate crime.

  • Parineeti Chopra walks like an Egyptian
    Mumbai, Feb 25 : Parineeti Chopra, who took off to Egypt on February 21 for a shoot, has been taking in the sights as her work trip has doubled up as a break too.

  • Trump lists CNN, NY Times as fake news
    Washington, Feb 25 : US President Donald Trump's fight with the American media continues as he yet again slammed CNN and NY Times as 'Fake News' while they two media outlets along with some others were blocked from attending a White House press briefing.

  • UNESCO meeting lays groundwork for reviving, protecting Iraq's cultural heritage
    New York, Feb 25 : As details on the destruction of and damage to Iraq's rich and diverse cultural heritage emerge, the United Nations cultural agency has appealed to the international community to help protect and revive the country's archaeological, religious and cultural sites for future generations.

  • UN envoy and Church leaders in DR Congo condemn attacks against Catholic facilities
    New York, Feb 25 : The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the National Episcopal Conference of Congo, known as CENCO have called for an immediate end to the spate of violent attacks against Catholic facilities in several parts of the country.

  • UN reports more than 300 migrant deaths on Mediterranean crossing in first two months of 2017
    New York, Feb 25 : An estimated 366 migrants died at sea during their Mediterranean journey to Europe in the first 53 days of 2017, down from 425 of the comparable period of last year, the United Nations migration agency said on Friday.

  • Bernie Sanders tears into Trump for attacking media
    New York [U.S.], Feb. 25 : Donald Trump has admitted that he "likes" Bernie Sanders, however, the feeling is clearly not mutual as the Senator lashed out at the President for his repeated attacks on the media saying that the former did not understand the core of democracy,

  • British 'caravan' family lands in India after travelling across the world
    New Delhi , Feb.25 : This family from U.K. is setting major goals for folks across the globe, clearly dispelling all notions that children in no way hamper one's dreams to trot across the globe.

  • MRP should be published on all medical devices, reveals survey
    New Delhi , Feb. 25 : According to a survey conducted by online citizen-engaging platform LocalCircles, over 90 percent participants have stated that the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) of medical instruments, particularly stents and orthopaedic implants, should be printed on the device itself. Additionally, citizens have demanded that all such medical devices must be brought under Packaged Commodity Rules at the earliest

  • I-League: Aizawl seek vengeance against Chennai City
    Aizawl , Feb. 25 : Aizawl FC have bemused everyone with their dazzling display this season, especially at home where they are still undefeated, even after the tenth round of I-League.

  • Macchil braveheart sepoy Mandeep Singh's kin seek PM Modi's help over promised compensation
    New Delhi , Feb.25 : The family of Sepoy Mandeep Singh, whose body was mutilated by terrorists after being killed last year during ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir, has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention into the delay of the promised compensation.

  • #Oscars2017: Foreign-Language film nominees criticize Fanaticism and Nationalism
    Los Angeles (USA), Feb. 25 : Hollywood has been really vocal about all the wrong decisions taken by the US government, recently. Now, all the six directors whose films have been nominated for the best foreign-language film Oscar, criticizing politicians for creating divisive walls.

  • Donald Trump does it again, brands media as great danger to our country
    New York [U.S.], Feb. 25 : Still under fire for his enemies of the people barb directed towards certain sections of the U.S. media, President Donald Trump has done it again by projecting the press as a great danger to America.

  • Centre's attitude toward Kashmiri's a bigger threat than Pakistan: NC
    Jammu , Feb. 25 : The National Conference (NC) on Saturday stood firmly behind its Chief Farooq Abdullah, after he came under fire for saying that Kashmiri youth are picking up arms to fight for their freedom, saying that he was only voicing what the young people wanted, adding that the Centre was the real culprit here for the burgeoning crisis in the Valley.

  • Special pilgrims train launched for Northeast region
    Guwahati (Assam) , Feb.25 :In a bid to improve connectivity and to make northeast region a destination paradise, Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation (IRTC) and the North East Frontier Railway (NFR) recently launched the Aastha Circuit Train a special pilgrim train for the Northeastern region here.

  • Afghan envoy hopeful on partial reopening of Pak-Afghan routes today

  • Congress backs Abdullah, Chidambaram, slams Centre for turning blind eye to Kashmir unrest
    New Delhi , Feb. 25 : Endorsing National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah and former finance minister P. Chidambaram's stand on the prevailing Kashmir tension, the Congress on Saturday slammed the Centre for turning a blind eye to the turmoil churning in the Valley.

  • De Villiers helps Proteas thrash Kiwis by 159 runs in Wellington ODI
    Wellington [New Zealand], Feb. 25 : Batting heroics from star batsman AB de Villiers and a clinical performance from the bowlers helped South Africa thrash New Zealand by 159 runs in the third ODI of the five-match series here at the Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday.

  • 'Opportunist' Farooq Abdullah changing his tone as he is no longer in power: Centre
    New Delhi , Feb. 25 : Branding National Conference President Farooq Abdullah 'opportunist' for criticising BJP-PDP coalition, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said the former has changed his tone because he has lost the power.

  • Gadkari warns Shiv Sena, says Congress wants to destabilise government
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 25 : Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should come together and work for the people of Maharashtra post the Maharashtra Civic polls.

  • 2007 Ajmer Blast: Hearing adjourned till March 8
    New Delhi, , Feb. 25 : The hearing in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah Blasts case has been adjourned till March 8 by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Jaipur.

  • Golf with Trump was 'not political endorsement', insists McIlroy
    New Delhi , Feb. 25 : World No. 3 Rory McIlroy has responded to the criticism which he has been facing following his round of golf with U.S. President Donald Trump, saying it was no political endorsement.

  • 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' row: FTII chairman calls for scrapping of 'rejection clause' from CBFC
    New Delhi (India), Feb. 25 : After a string of angry reactions from B-town, over the refusal of certification to the upcoming 'Lipstick Under My Burkha,' FTII chairman Gajendra Chauhan believes that the 'rejection clause' should be scrapped from CBFC.

  • Chidambaram's 'anti national' remark on Kashmir will embolden Pakistan: Venkaiah Naidu
    New Delhi , Feb. 25 : Lashing out at former finance minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram for saying that Kashmir was early lost thanks to the government's policies, the Centre on Saturday branded his remark as anti-national, adding that his statement was tantamount to promoting separatism and encouraging terrorism.

  • Slain Indian engineer wife seeks answer on rising hate crimes from US Govt
    Houston, Feb 25 : : The wife of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the Indian engineer who was shot dead in a US bar has sought answers from the US Government to what she perceived was a spread in American hate crimes.

  • Give us a chance, will do in 15 months what Congress has not done in 15 years
    Imphal, Feb 25 : : Slamming the Congress for not doing anything in Manipur in its 15 years of rule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised that the BJP, if elected to power, will usher in more development in 15 months.

  • PM Modi to address election rally in Manipur today
    Imphal, Feb 25 : : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an election rally in poll-bound Manipur on Saturday amid tight security.

  • Huge fire in China's luxury hotel, several feared trapped
    Beijing, Feb 25 : : Several people were feared trapped as a major fire broke out in a multi-storey luxury hotel in east China's Jiangxi Province on Saturday, state-run news agency Xinhua said.

  • TN: Present govt will fall soon, says Panneerselvam
    Chennai, Feb 25 : Ousted from the AIADMK, rebel leader and former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has predicted a topple for the present government in the coming months, reports said.

  • Congress spurring violence, mayhem in north-east to stay in power: Centre
    New Delhi, , Feb. 25 : Holding the Congress responsible for militancy and economic blockade in the north-east region, Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh said the disruption was a conspiracy of the Congress for retaining political power.

  • PHD Golf Tourism conclave and Tournament 2017 organized by PHD Chamber
    New Delhi , Feb 25 : PHD Chamber organized a unique first of its kind PHD Golf Tourism Conclave and Golf Tournament 2017 on February 24-25, 2017 in Pune with a focus on making India a favored Golfing Destination in the world.

  • BJP seeks Digvijay Singh's resignation over 'donkey' tweet against PM Modi
    New Delhi , Feb. 25 : Condemning Congress leader Digvijay Singh for his 'derogatory' tweet against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday demanded strict action against the former, while asserting that he should be suspended from the grand old party.

  • Abu Dhabi wedding for the Kapoors
    Mumbai, Feb 25 : Arjun Kapoor is going around the world in 48 hours to make it to cousin Akshay Marwah's extravagant wedding in Abu Dhabi. The actor who is filming Anees Bazmee's romcom Mubarakan in London, flew into the Bay on Friday to shoot for a brand before taking the red-eye to the Middle-Eastern country to ring in celebrations on Saturday. He'll be back in the Queen's City on Tuesday to face the camera.

  • Nitin Gadkari to address three rallies in UP today
    New Delhi, Feb 25 : Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will travel to Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, where he will address three rallies.

  • Secretary-General asks Member States to express intention on financing UN plan to tackle cholera in Haiti
    New York, Feb 25 : United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked Member States to inform him by 6 March if they intend to make voluntary financial contributions to the implementation of the new UN plan to counter cholera in Haiti, his spokesman said on Friday.

  • Donors pledge $670 million at UN-backed conference to support aid operations in Lake Chad region
    New York, Feb 25 :Giving voice to people affected by conflict and crises in Africa's Lake Chad Basin, a global United Nations-supported humanitarian conference in Oslo on Friday generated more than $670 million in pledges that will help sustain critical relief operations over the next two years and beyond across four counties where millions are in need of aid.

  • Pak Prez warns delay in Kashmir dispute could spell disaster
    Muzaffarabad [Pakistan], Feb. 25 : Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has warned that delay in the settlement of the Kashmir dispute could 'spell disaster for regional peace'.

  • 'My dream died', says Claudio Ranieri post sacking
    London [UK], Feb. 25 : Sacked Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has said that his "dream died" after he was removed from his position, only nine months after leading the club to their maiden Premier League title in their 132-year history.

  • GST represents one tax, one market, one India: CEA Arvind Subramanian
    New Delhi , Feb. 25 : A few months ahead of the incorporation of the much-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST), Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian revealed that internal trade has drastically improved; this being a boon to the country's progress in the wake of GST.

  • #Oscars2017: Priyanka Chopra confirms attending the Oscars
    New Delhi (India), Feb. 25 : After conquering Hollywood with her grace and elegance, Priyanka Chopra is all set to conquer Hollywood's biggest night - The Academy Awards.

  • White House refuses to correlate Kansas shooting with Trump's rhetoric
    New York [U.S.], Feb. 25 : Following the backlash over the murder of an Indian engineer in Kansas, which is being touted as a hate crime, the White House has attempted to downplay notions that there was any correlation between the incident and President Donald Trump's stance on immigrants.

  • Justin Bieber shows his ballet moves on Instagram
    New Delhi (India), Feb. 25 : Weeks after returning to Instagram, pop sensation Justin Bieber have been giving treats to his fans by posting frequently and now he has shared a video showing his ballet moves.

  • #Oscars2017: Foreign-Language film nominees criticize Fanaticism and Nationalism
    Los Angeles (USA), Feb. 25 : Hollywood has been really vocal about all the wrong decisions taken by the US government, recently. Now, all the six directors whose films have been nominated for the best foreign-language film Oscar, criticizing politicians for creating divisive walls.