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  • Delhi-bound Kalindi Express collides with freight train at Tundla
    Tundla(Uttar Pradesh), Feb. 20: Delhi-bound Kalindi Express collided with a freight train at Tundla junction in Uttar Pradesh in the early hours of Monday.

  • UP polls: Congress advices PM Modi to look into his 'Karam Kundali'
    New Delhi , Feb. 20 : The Congress Party on Monday tore into Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections saying that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -led NDA Government is going to lose the polls and advised the latter to look into his 'Karam Kundali'.

  • India sanctions soft loan USD 340 million to Nepal
    New Delhi , Feb. 20: India has sanctioned a soft loan of 340 million US dollar to Nepal for various infrastructure development programmes.

  • Netanyahu held secret peace talks for resolving conflict with Palestinians
    New York [USA], Feb. 20: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-American Secretary of State John Kerry, in apparent contradiction to his stated goal of involving regional Arab powers in resolving Israel's conflict with the Palestinians.

  • Bomb explodes near Bogota bullring in Colombia
    New York [USA], Feb. 20: : An explosion near the Santamaria bullfighting ring in downtown Bogota, Colombia, injured at least 31 people.

  • Shahid Afridi bids adieu to international cricket
    New Delhi , Feb. 20: Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi on Sunday announced his retirement from international cricket, bringing to an end his illustrious 21-year career, as per local Pakistan media reports.

  • Don't be so clean! Obsession with hygiene could kill benefial bacterias
    New Delhi , Feb 20. : Good news for all those lazy-headed not-really-a-cleanliness-freak out there! Scientists have found out that the obsession with hygiene could even be turning some beneficial bacteria found in the human gut into endangered species.

  • Guv. of Nagaland accepts resignation of CM Zeliang
    Kohima (Nagaland) , Feb. 19 : Governor of Nagaland P.B. Acharya on Monday accepted the resignation of Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang.

  • No difference between good or bad diet: Study
    New Delhi , Feb 20. : Ever faced a choice between Brown and white bread?

  • Delhi-bound Kalindi Express collides with frieght train at Tundla
    Tundla(Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 20: Delhi-bound Kalindi Express collided with a freight train at Tundla junction in Uttar Pradesh in the early hours of Monday.

  • SBI-led consortium's plea against Vijay Mallya in SC today
    New Delhi , Feb. 20 : The Supreme Court today will hear the State Bank of India (SBI)-led consortium's plea against defunct airline Kingfisher's owner Vijay Mallya.

  • JNU missing student case: Hearing continues in Delhi High Court today
    New Delhi , Feb. 20 : The Delhi High Court on Monday will continue the hearing over the case of Najeeb Ahmed, the student from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) who has been missing from October 15th last year.

  • SC to hear plea on Cauvery river dispute today
    New Delhi , Feb. 20 : The Supreme Court on Monday will hear the plea regarding the Cauvery dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

  • Sweden asks U.S. for clarification on Trump's terrorist comment
    London [U.K.], Feb. 20: The Swedish Embassy in Washington has contacted the White House asking for clarification over U.S. President Donald Trump's comments suggesting a terrorist incident had occurred on Friday night in Sweden.

  • What did Trump really mean by his Sweden comment?
    New York [U.S.A.], Feb. 20 : U.S. President Donald Trump's reference to what's happening last night in Sweden during a rally in Florida raised questions in Sweden and over the internet about what he really meant.

  • CBI registers case against govt. employee for seeking 'help'
    Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , Feb.19 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday registered a case against a Chhattisgarh government employee for allegedly seeking 'help in a case against him' by paying bribe through Hawala operators.

  • Afghanistan warns Pakistan against rocket attacks
    Kabul [Afghanistan], Feb. 19 : Kabul will use all means to respond against Pakistan if it did not stop rocket attacks on Afghanistan soil, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) warned on Sunday.

  • Jet Airways plane loses contact with ATC over German airspace
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 19 : A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to London, with more than 300 people, triggered a major scare when it lost contact with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) after getting intercepted by German fighter jets. The flight then had to be escorted by German Air Force fighter planes before it landed.

  • Taliban office in Qatar should be closed: Ghani tells Qatari minister
    Kabul [Afghanistan], Feb. 19 : Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that the Taliban office in Qatar should be closed if the group pursues violence.

  • Bhopal espionage case: Hawala operator Jabbar sent to police remand till Feb. 23
    Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , Feb. 19 : Hawala operator Jabbar, who was arrested by the Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) from Delhi in connection with the Bhopal espionage case, has been sent to police remand till February 23.

  • If a Kabristan can be constructed, so should a Shamshaan: PM Modi
    Fatehpur (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lambasted the Akhilesh Yadav-led government by drawing a parallel between Hindu and Muslim festivals, accusing the local administration of discrimination on the basis of religion.

  • UP: PM Modi addresses rally in Fatehpur, slams SP-Congress alliance
    New Delhi, Feb 19 : In a fresh salvo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who on Sunday addressed a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur district, slammed the Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance, while urging people to vote for the BJP.

  • Virat Kohli signs deal with Puma
    Mumbai, Feb 19 : Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli has signed a new deal with sportswear brand Puma.

  • I-League: Minerva pip Churchill in 9-goal thriller
    New Delhi, Feb 19 : Minerva Punjab FC secured a crucial away victory in a hostile territory as they pipped Churchill Brothers by 4-5 in a nine-goal thriller at the Tilak Maidan in Goa on Sunday, an official release stated.

  • Vanuatu, Samoa & Fiji get the early wins
    Dubai, Feb 19 : There were easy wins for Vanuatu, Samoa and Fiji on day 1 of the 2017 ICC World Cricket League Qualifier - East Asia-Pacific in Bendigo, Australia, an official release said.

  • Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Altamas Kabir passes away in Kolkata
    Kolkata, Feb 19 : Retired 39th Chief Justice of Indian Supreme Court Altamas Kabir died at a private hospital in Kolkata's E.M. Bypass area on Sunday afternoon, the hospital source said.

  • China, Britain hold second security dialogue
    London [U.K.], Feb. 19 : China and Britain held their second high-level security dialogue in London where both sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in security and law enforcement.

  • Rajnath blames Manipur Govt. for economic blockade, failure of tripartite talks
    Imphal (Manipur) , Feb. 19 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday blamed the Manipur Government for the three month long economic blockade and the subsequent failure of tripartite talks, stating that the Congress-led government conspired to divert people's attention from its failures.

  • SDGs will help in establishing peace between nations: Sumitra Mahajan
    Indore (Madhya Pradesh) , Feb. 19 : Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday said that the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will address most of the problems that are holding back the peace and prosperity in our respective countries.

  • Amid controversy, Trump moves ahead with key interviews, business at Mar-a-Lago
    New York [USA], Feb. 19 : Even as many criticised him for holding the urgent discussion over North Korea's missile test with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the patio at Mar-a-Lago as other diners looked on freely, U. S. President Donald Trump continues to hold business at his Florida resort.

  • PM wants to create 'polarisation' by his remarks: Abu Azmi
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 20 : Condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi for drawing a parallel between Hindu and Muslim festivals, the Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on Monday said that the former is just trying to create 'polarisation' by making such remarks.

  • Alia Bhatt is giving us some real relationship goals!
    New Delhi , Feb 20. : Alia Bhatt is giving all the young and ambitious people out there some real relationship goals.

  • China to halt all coal imports from North Korea
    New York [USA] , Feb. 20: China says it will halt all coal imports from North Korea from Sunday for the rest of 2017, amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula following Pyongyang's most recent missile test last week.

  • Pak. conducts air strikes, targets terrorist hideout in North Waziristan: ISPR
    Rawalpindi [Pakistan], Feb. 20: The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) carried out air strikes in the border area of North Waziristan Agency on terrorist positions, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

  • Lindsay Lohan wants to play Ariel from 'The Little Mermaid'
    New Delhi , Feb 20. : Well Lindsay Lohan is now taking her Disney princess obsession to the next level!

  • Delhi: 48-year old shot dead in Sonia Vihar
    New Delhi , Feb. 20 : In a shocking incident, a man was shot dead by an unidentified person in the Sonia Vihar area on Sunday night here.

  • Nostalgic emotions evokes stronger urge to quit smoking
    New Delhi , Feb 20. : In order to persuade someone to quit smoking, it is the 'emotions' that need to be triggered rather than inciting fear in an individual.

  • Saif cheated on a partner, Kangana went lesbian, KWK reveals secrets
    New Delhi , Feb 20. : Ahead of the release of 'Rangoon', Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut made an appearance on the 'most royal episode' of 'KWK' till date. The duo to say the least was a riot in one of the most entertaining episodes of KWK's fifth season and was exceptionally chatty as they took the show by storm.

  • Madonna's daughters singing 'Twinkle Tiwnkle' is the cutest thing you'll see today!
    New Delhi , Feb 20. : Seems like Madonna's new daughters are certainly getting into the groove at mom's house!

  • Somalia: 20 killed in blast at Mogadishu marketplace
    Berlin[Germany], Feb. 20: At least 20 people were killed and more than 50 got injured when a bomb went off at a market in western Mogadishu on Sunday.

  • Delhi HC to hear plea by Zakir Naik's NGO challenging Centre's ban
    New Delhi , Feb. 20 : The Delhi High Court on Monday will hear a plea by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's NGO, the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), challenging the ban by the Home Ministry on the organisation.

  • Trump finally reveals source of his 'what's happening in Sweden' remark
    New Delhi , Feb. 20:In reference to his what's happening in Sweden remark, U.S. President Donald Trump came out to defend his statement on Twitter.

  • India to open resident mission in Rwanda: Vice-President Ansari
    Kigali [Rwanda], Feb. 20 : In order to enhance the bilateral ties with Indian diaspora settled in Rwanda, India is all set to open its resident mission in the country's capital.

  • Telangana CM stresses on improving standard of living of handloom, powerloom weavers
    Hyderabad (Telangana) , Feb. 20 : Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Sunday stressed on improving the standard of living of the handloom and powerloom weavers and worker and asserted that their pain and suffering should be eradicated.

  • Golden Jubilee Nyokum Yullo begins with pomp and show
    Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) , Feb.19 : The formal celebration of Golden Jubilee Nyokum Yullo, 2017, began on Sunday with inauguration of Golden Jubilee Gate, Art and Craft Gallery, food courts and exhibition stalls.

  • ECI should take note of PM Modi's 'communal' statement: Congress
    New Delhi , Feb. 19 : Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for drawing a parallel between Hindu and Muslim festivals, the Congress on Sunday asked the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take stock of the matter and urged the former to refrain from making such statements which bring 'disrepute' to his post.

  • 'Poisoned' Putin critic leaves Russia for treatment
    Moscow [Russia], Feb. 19 : A critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was hospitalised this month after suspected poisoning, on Sunday left the country to seek further treatment, according to his lawyer.

  • 61.16 percent voter turnout recorded, expect to cross 63 percent: ECI on third-phase UP polls
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 19 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Sunday said a total of 61.16 percent voter turnout was recorded as voting ended in the third phase of the ongoing assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. It added that it is expected to cross 63 percent.

  • Vice Prez arrives in Rwanda, highlights India's focused effort to boost ties with Africa
    By Amit Shankar, Kigali (Rwanda), Feb. 19 : Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari, who arrived here today in the first leg of his five-day official visit to Rwanda and Uganda, said there is a renewed and more focused effort by the government to give a dynamic impetus to the relations with African nations after the India Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) conference in India.

  • BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is 'fraud': Congress
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 19 : Ahead of the Brihannmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls in Mumbai, the Congress on Sunday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s alliance with the Shiv Sena is 'fraud'.

  • Congress doesn't want to end economic blockade in Manipur, says Rajnath Singh
    Guwahati, Feb 19 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday alledged that the Congress doesn't want to end the ongoing economic blockade in Manipur, which he termed as a conspiracy contrived by the Okram Ibobi Singh led state government.

  • Over 2.49 lakh students to appear in Assam Higher Secondary examinations
    Guwahati, Feb 19 : Over 2.49 lakh students will appear in the Higher Seconday Examination, 2017, under the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) which is scheduled to start from Monday.

  • Afghanistan: Premature explosion kills six ISIS militants
    Kabul, Feb 19 : At least six ISIS militants, including a local leader, were killed in a premature explosive detonation, local Khaama Press reported.

  • Nagaland: CM Zeliang decides to step down, NPF legislators to select new CM on Monday
    Guwahati, Feb 19 : Nagaland is set to get a new chief minister on Feb 20, following the stepping down of incumbent chief minister T R Zeliang on Sunday.

  • Srinagar now connected by low-cost AirAsia airline
    Srinagar, Feb 19 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday waved the flag "as a landing signal" to first AirAsia flight that touched down at the Srinagar airport.

  • Iraq starts offensive against ISIS in western Mosul
    New York [U.S.A.], Feb. 19 : Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday announced that Iraq has launched an operation to regain control of western Mosul from the Islamic State militants.

  • Nagaland CM Zeliang steps down, emergency meeting called on Monday
    Kohima (Nagaland) , Feb. 19 : Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang, amid agitation by tribal bodies, on Sunday decided to step down to make way for a 'consensus leader' to replace him.

  • Shimla: Man held for killing mother over family dispute
    Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , Feb. 19 : A man was arrested on Sunday for murdering his 68-year-old mother in Khaskandi village of Shimla's Rohru.

  • Sonia Gandhi condoles former CJI Altamas Kabir's death
    New Delhi , Feb. 19 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday expressed condolence at the demise of former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir.

  • Four killed, two injured in Bhiwandi factory fire
    Bhiwandi (Maharashtra) , Feb. 19 : At least four people died and two persons were injured in a major fire that broke out in a factory in Bhiwandi on Sunday afternoon.