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  • 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.

  • Municipal elections in Maharashtra see moderate to brisk polling
    Mumbai, Feb 21 : Until Tuesday afternoon, moderate to brisk polling were reported from Maharashtra for the elections being held for 10 Municipal Corporations, second phase of Zila Parishads and Panchayat Samitis.

  • Maoist leader gunned down by security forces in Bihar
    Patna, Feb 21 : Security forces gunned down a dreaded Naxal leader in Bihar in a fierce encounter on Tuesday, according to media reports.

  • Casualties feared in bomb blast in Pakistan court
    Islamabad, Feb 21 : Several people feared injured in bomb blasts at a local court in Pakistan's Charsadda district on Tuesday, according to media reports.

  • Mukesh Ambani announces 100 million subscriber base of Jio; launches Jio Prime for early customers
    New Delhi , Feb 21 : Reliance Industries chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday announced that Reliance Jio, which has achieved unprecedented level of acceptance in the world, has crossed a subscriber base of 100million in record time.

  • Kazakhstan, India to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic ties on Wednesday
    By Ashok Dixit, 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.

  • BMC polls: Sachin Tendulkar casts his vote
    Mumbai , Feb.21 : Former Indian cricketer and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar today cast his vote, along with his wife Anjali, at a polling booth in Mumbai along with his wife to cast their votes in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections.

  • Gemalto, Microsoft join forces to provide seamless connectivity for Windows 10 devices
    New Delhi , Feb 21 : World leader in digital security Gemalto is presenting the newest release of its On Demand Connectivity and eSIM technology for Windows 10 devices, in connection with Microsoft.

  • Opportunity for more sustainable energy with new hydronium-ion battery
    Washington D.C. (USA), Feb 21 : The world's first battery to use only hydronium ions as the charge carrier has been been developed by scientists.

  • Why there are three different layers of iron in solar system?
    Washington D.C. (USA), Feb. 21 : According to a new study, Carnegie's Stephen Elardo and Anat Shahar shows that interactions between iron and nickel under the extreme pressures and temperatures similar to a planetary interior can help scientists understand the period in our Solar System's youth when planets were forming and their cores were created.

  • PM Modi dividing nation for sake of retaining power: Lalu Yadav
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb 21 : Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to divide the nation on the basis of caste, creed and race, with the sole intention to remain in power.

  • Pakistan: Four killed in blasts outside Charsadda court
    Charsadda [Pakistan], Feb 21 : At least four people have reportedly been killed and as many as 12 wounded after three blasts occurred through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Charsadda district today.

  • #BMCelections: Veteran director Subhash Ghai steps out to vote
    Mumbai , Feb. 21 : Veteran director Subhash Ghai was amongst many B-town celebs, who went out in full force to cast their votes in BMC elections.

  • 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.

  • Afghanistan: Shaheen 25 offensive kills at least 7 ISIS militants
    Kabul, Feb 21 : At least seven ISIS militants have been killed in the ongoing Shaheen 25 offensive, launched by the Afghanistan government, local Khaama Press reported.

  • Pakistan: 3 blasts kill at least 4 in Charsadda
    Islamabad, Feb 21 : At least four people were killed and 12 others injured in three consecutive blasts which rocked Pakistan's Charsadda on Tuesday, local reports said.

  • PM Modi to spend Mahashivratri in Coimbatore
    New Delhi, Feb 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that he will be spending Mahashivratri in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

  • India keen to link Kathmandu with New Delhi and Kolkata via rail network
    New Delhi/Kathmandu, Feb 21 : India is keen on linking Nepal's capital Kathmandu with New Delhi and Kolkata through a railway network, media reports said on Tuesday.

  • Delhi: British, Indian officials hold consultations over Mallya's extradition
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : British and Indian officials on Tuesday held consultations under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) here, wherein they discussed liquor baron Vijay Mallya's extradition.

  • BMC Polls: Maharashtra CM, Shiv Sena chief cast their votes
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb.21 : With polling underway for 227 municipal wards in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena Party chief Uddhav Thackeray were among the many who cast their votes respectively.

  • CBI arrests ED's former joint director, three officials in corruption case
    Mumbai , Feb. 21 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested former Enforcement Directorate (ED) JP Singh, Assistant Director Sanjay Agarwal and two other officials in a case of corruption.

  • Madras HC directs state EC to conduct civic polls by May 14
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 21 : The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to hold local body elections by before May 14.

  • 'Shamshaan-Kabristaan' row: Mayawati lashes out at PM Modi for spewing venom
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 21 : Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sparked a controversy by comparing the number of cremation grounds with that of the graveyards in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday fired fresh salvos at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), alleging them to resorting to 'anti-secular' politics in order to win the polls.

  • HCL Infosystems bets big on cloud and IoT solutions
    New Delhi , Feb. 21 : HCL Infosystems, one of India's Premier IT Services, Distribution and Digital Solutions Company, showcased Cloud and Internet-of-Things (IoT) based solutions at the Future Decoded, Microsoft India's flagship conference, being held in Mumbai on February 21 and 22, 2017.

  • France training 'drone-hunting-eagles' amid fears of possible terror attack
    New Delhi , Feb 21 : Eagles are reportedly being trained by France to attack drones on suspicions that ISIS could carry out a possible terror attack on its soil.

  • India-Rwanda sign three MoUs in innovation, aviation, visa requirements
    Kigali (Rwanda) , Feb. 21 : India and Rwanda on Tuesday signed three MoUs for promoting innovation, easing visa requirements and boosting air connectivity between the two countries.