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  • Home Credit completes five successful years in India, targets five million customers by 2018
    New Delhi, Feb 22 : Home Credit, one of India's fastest growing NBFCs completes a successful five years in India, emerging as a leading player in consumer durable loans with ticket size up to Rs. 10,000 with 87.2 percent market share PAN India for July- Sept 2016, according to CRIF.

  • Court defers defamation hearing as 'Jolly LLB 2' team fail to appear
    New Delhi , Feb.22 : The cast and Producer of Bollywood movie 'Jolly LLB 2' failed to appear in the Delhi Court on Wednesday in connection with a defamation case filed by footwear company Bata India limited.

  • Madras HC seeks video proof of TN CM Palaniswami's trust vote
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 22 : The Madras High Court on Wednesday sought credible evidence to prove that the AIADMK MLAs were held captive in a resort in Kuvathoor and also the video evidence of the proceedings in the Tamil Nadu Assembly during Chief Minister's Edapadi Palaniswami's trust vote.

  • This pic of Shahid Kapoor will make your every morning a good one
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : Fitness freak Shahid Kapoor, has been sharing his pictures on social media and giving his female fans one more reason to love him even more.

  • Gross bond issuance by three tiers of government expected at Rs. 10.7 trillion in FY2018, says ICRA
    New Delhi , Feb 22 : ICRA expects gross bond issuance vide Government of India securities (G-sec), State Development Loans (SDL), UDAY bonds and municipal debt to remain stagnant at Rs. 10.7 trillion in FY2018.

  • Manipur: Militants fire at security convoy of Dy CM, one security personnel injured
    Imphal (Manipur) , Feb 22 : Armed militant's involvement in the upcoming State Assembly Election is now clear, as well equipped cadres on Wednesday ambushed advance security team which were on their way to make free passage for the VIPs and VVIPs of Deputy Chief here.

  • Shemaroo Entertainment inks licensing deal with Vuclip's Viu
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd, one of the leading content houses in the country, finalised a content licensing deal with Vuclip's premium Over-The-Top (OTT) video-on-demand service, Viu.

  • Arun Jaitley felicitates the winners of HCL Grant 2017
    New Delhi , Feb 22 : Three winners of HCL Grant 2017 across categories of Environment, Health and Education were today announced at a ceremony held at HCL Technologies Hub, Noida. Arun Jaitley, Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, presided over the ceremony as the Chief Guest and felicitated the winners. Each winning NGO receives a Grant of up to Rs. five crores.

  • President of India's message on Guyana's Republic Day
    New Delhi, Feb 22 : President of India Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on the eve of their Republic Day (February 23, 2017).

  • India-China hold the first upgraded strategic dialogue in Beijing
    New Delhi/Beijing, Feb 22 : India and China held their upgraded strategic dialogue in Beijing on Wednesday to shore up bilateral ties, media reported.

  • Logan makers release new TV spot
    Los Angeles, Feb 22 : The makers of Logan have released a new TV spot - Fate.

  • No plans to reintroduce 1,000-rupee notes : Government
    New Delhi, Feb 22 : : The 1,000-rupee notes, scrapped by the Government in November, 2016 as part of its demonetisation drive, have no immediate future for making a comeback, though the supply of 500-rupee currencies are being ramped up, the Government says.

  • Parineeti Chopra gets a Scuba Diving License
    Mumbai, Feb 22 : Actress Parineeti Chopra ticked off an item from her wish list after she received her Scuba Diving license.

  • Hyderabad: Fire breaks out in AC manufacturing unit, kills 6
    Hyderabad, Feb 22 : At least six people were killed as fire gutted an air-cooler manufacturing plant in Hyderabad's Rajendranagar area, reports said.

  • Multilingual education is 'absolutely essential,' UNESCO chief says on Mother Language Day
    New York, Feb 22 : Learning languages is a promise of peace, innovation and creativity, and will contribute to the achievement of global development goals, the head of the United Nations agency for culture and education has said, marking International Mother Language Day.

  • 'Time running out' for 1.4 million children in 'man-made' crises in Africa, Yemen - UNICEF
    New York, Feb 22 : Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death due to severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine threatens in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, warned the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), urging prompt action to save them.

  • 'Time lost means lives lost,' warns UN aid chief, releasing funds to tackle drought in Ethiopia
    New York, Feb 22 : The top United Nations humanitarian official on Tuesday released $18.5 million from the organization's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to enable critical aid for more than 785,000 people suffering from hunger, malnutrition and severe water shortages in Ethiopia's Somali region - the worst drought-stricken part of the country.

  • 'We cannot give up the fight' to end child recruitment, says UNICEF chief
    New York, Feb 22 : Even though over the past 10 years, more than 65,000 children have been released from armed forces and armed groups, tens of thousands of boys and girls under the age of 18 continue to be used in conflicts around the world, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

  • OnePlus Store becomes hub for community engagement
    New Delhi , Feb 22 : OnePlus, a global mobile technology startup, last night hosted the first edition of OnePlus Talks - a platform for sharing knowledge with the ever growing OnePlus community through sessions with experts across industries.

  • Staff of Guru Harkrishan Public School demands implementation of 6th Pay Commission
    New Delhi , Feb 22 : 'Guru Harkrishan Public School (GHPS) Staff Welfare Association' today decided to intensify their efforts for implementation of 6th Pay Commission of the Guru Harkrishan Public School staff by the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC).

  • Christchurch ODI: Taylor shines in Kiwis' narrow six-run win over Proteas
    Christchurch [New Zealand], Feb.22 : Veteran batsman Ross Taylor struck a blistering century before bowlers came to the fore as New Zealand grabbed a narrow six-run win over South Africa in the second ODI of the five-match series at the Hagley Oval here on Wednesday.

  • Hormonal maintenance therapy can improve survival in women with rare ovarian, says study
    Washington D.C. (USA), Feb. 22 : Women with a rare type of epithelial ovarian or peritoneum cancer, can now take sigh of relief.

  • Wishfin launches Wish Experts to ease financial decision-making
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : Wishfin, India's neutral financial marketplace run by Mywish Marketplaces Private Limited (MMPL) announced an industry-first specialised service, titled 'Wish Experts'.

  • Mihir Joshi predicts 'La La Land' will win Best Picture at Oscars
    New Delhi (India), Feb. 22 : The Oscars are just a few days away and the entire globe is predicting who is going to take home the award for Best Picture. Indian singer Mihir Joshi has predicted which film could take home the biggest prize at the star-studded night.

  • Talat Ali tipped for Pakistan manager role
    Karachi [Pakistan], Feb.22 : If reports are to be believed, former Test batsman Talat Ali could be the next manager of the Pakistan team which will tour West Indies next month.

  • No new Rs 1000 notes, Centre focusing on producing lower denomination currency
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : After reports surfaced of new Rs. 1000 and higher denomination notes coming into circulation, Secretary Economic Affairs Shaktikanta Das has refuted the notion.

  • Tamil Nadu Power Tussle: DMK goes on hunger strike against 'illegal' trust vote
    Tamil Nadu , Feb.22 : To protest against Chief Minister Edapaddi K. Palanisamy's trust vote, Opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) begun their hunger strike protest here today, over the recent ruckus that took place in Tamil Nadu Assembly few days ago.

  • 'Ganesh' beer, 'Om' shoes: Will ensure these products are banned in Delhi, U.S., says complainant
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : We will not rest until the company stops selling products bearing religious symbols and figures in India and, if possible in the United States, said Naresh Kadyan on Wednesday, who has filed a complaint against two US-based online retailers for selling beer with Lord Ganesha's picture on its label and footwear sporting the 'Om' symbol.

  • Security in Indian Housing Societies goes Hi-Tech
    New Delhi, , Feb. 22 : ADDA GateKeeper, a security management platform for apartment complexes, launched a range of security measures to tighten security in large apartment complexes across most Tier I cities.

  • BMC Polls: BJP confident of victory, says people voting against Sena's 'mafia raj'
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 22 : Expressing confidence over securing a majority in the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said the aggressive voting by the people clearly shows they are voting against the Shiv Sena's mafia raj.

  • Balochistan is in state of war, says a activist Javed Mengal
    London [UK], Feb. 22 : Baloch activist Javed Mengal has said Balochistan is in state of war and added that the Pakistan Army is forcefully displacing people from their land in name of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

  • Snapdeal witnesses 50 percent growth in general merchandise category
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : Snapdeal, India's largest online marketplace, shared annual sales trends for its general merchandise category, for the period January 2016-2017, on Wednesday.

  • Kerala: 15 stores gutted as inferno rips through commercial street
    Kozikhode (Kerala) , Feb.22 : A major fire broke out at S.M. Street located in Kerala's Kozikhode on Wednesday which is also a biggest commercial street and is popularly known as Mittai Theruvu.

  • Shurhozelie Liezietsu sworn in as Nagaland CM
    Kohima (Nagaland) , Feb. 22 : Naga People's Front (NPF) president Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland.

  • Things born out of compulsion do not bear fruit: BSP on Cong-SP alliance
    New Delhi Feb. 22 : Confident of Mayawati winning the hearts of Uttar Pradesh in the Assembly Elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Wednesday asserted that the Congress-Samajwadi Party was already doomed as it was forged out of 'compulsion'.

  • SC asks Centre to form policy on rehabilitation of mentally sick patients
    New Delhi , Feb 22 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Union of India to form a policy or a guideline on the rehabilitation of mentally sick patients or inmates.

  • Varun Gandhi says he broke down after reading Rohit Vemula's suicide note
    New Delhi , Feb 22 : Reminiscing the heart wrenching episode of Hyderabad University Ph.D scholar Rohit Vemula's suicide, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi said that he broke down after reading the letter which the former wrote before ending his life.

  • American Muslims start fundraiser to repair vandalized Jewish cemetery
    Washington D.C. [United States], Feb. 22 : Two American Muslim activists have started a fundraiser to help pay for needed repairs of a Jewish cemetery in the St. Louis suburb of University City, after it was vandalized over the long holiday weekend.

  • President of India's message on National Day of Brunei Darussalam
    New Delhi, Feb 22 : President of India Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Sultan and people of Brunei Darussalam on the eve of their National Day (February 23, 2017).

  • Indian doctor, kidnapped in Libiya 18 months ago, rescued : Sushma Swaraj
    New Delhi, Feb 22 : : Ramamurthy Kosanam, an Indian doctor who was kidnapped by ISIS militants in Libya 18 months ago, has been rescued, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, on Tuesday night.

  • Tamil Nadu : DMK on statewide hunger strike to protest against Palaniswamy's trust vote
    Chennai, Feb 22 : : The Opposition DMK in Tamil Nadu is observing a one-day hunger strike throughout the state on Wednesday to protest the "violation of Assembly rules" in adopting the confidence motion moved by Chief Ministers Edappadi Palaniswamy, reports said.

  • Diana Penty plays an NGO worker in Lucknow Central
    Mumbai, Feb 22 : Diana Penty, who portrayed the lead role in the family entertainer, Happy Bhag Jayegi, which released last year, will be seen playing an NGO worker in her forthcoming film, Lucknow Central.

  • In a first, DMK to move no-trust vote against TN speaker
    Chennai, Feb 22 : In a first in the history of Tamil Nadu politics, opposition DMK is set to move no-trust vote against state speaker P Dhanapal, reports said.

  • Protests against government is planned, says Donald Trump
    Washington, Feb 22 : US President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed dissent against his government as staged incidents by liberal activists.

  • Trial of Gaddafi regime a 'missed opportunity for justice' - UN human rights chief
    New York, Feb 22 : Pointing out that the recent trial in Libya of members of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime fell short of international fair-trial standards, the United Nations human rights wing and the UN mission in the North African country called on authorities to address flaws identified in a new report.

  • UN refugee agency focuses on sheltering displaced as Iraqi offensive moves to west Mosul
    New York, Feb 22 : The United Nations refugee agency is focusing efforts on camp construction in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul, where renewed fighting could displace up to 250,000 people.

  • Yemen's brutal two-year conflict forcing displaced to return home amid persisting risks - UN
    New York, Feb 22 : The complex crisis in Yemen continues to deepen, with United Nations agencies reporting on Tuesday that perhaps one million people who had fled for safety are returning to their homes mainly due to a lack of access to income and basic services in the areas of displacement, warning that returnees often find the situation just as bad.

  • At Security Council, UN chief Guterres highlights global significance of a peaceful Europe
    New York, Feb 22 : Noting that recent crises in Europe show that the continent remains at risk from new outbreaks of conflict, United Nations Secretary-General called for reinforcing mutual trust and respect to strengthen stability and cooperation both within Europe and beyond.

  • N. Korea not cooperating in Kim Jong-nam murder probe: Malaysia
    Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], Feb. 22 : Malaysian Police have alleged that North Korean authorities are not cooperating in their investigation into the murder of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother Kim Jong-nam.

  • Kim Jong-un's half-brother had 'rejected' offer to lead Pyongyang government-in-exile
    Seoul [South Korea], Feb. 22 : North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother Kim Jong-nam had reportedly rejected the offer by the North Korean defector in Europe and the United States, to serve as head of a government-in-exile, if one had been established, The Korean Times reported citing a source.

  • GoDaddy helps Pune-based Impace Systems expand globally
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : GoDaddy, the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced that its suite of online tools designed to create and manage a digital presence, is enabling Impace Systems, a software design firm providing out-of-box software solutions, reach more customers in India and globally.

  • Congress leader sexual exploitation row: BJP slams 'Maseeha of poor' Rahul Gandhi
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : With Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) vice president Brajesh Pandey getting booked under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences), the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday questioned the silence from the grand old party and demanded an apology from its vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

  • KCR woos the gods, donates gold at Tirupati Temple
    Hyderabad (Telangana) , Feb. 22 : Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) was seen donating gold, reportedly worth crores, at the Venkateswara Swamy Temple, also known as the Tirupati temple here.

  • Satya Nadella announces 'Skype Lite'; applauds India for phenomenal entrepreneurial energy
    New Delhi , Feb 22 : Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Wednesday announced the integration of Skype and Aadhaar to launch the 'Skype Lite' for low speed mobile internet connections, which will be supported by Aadhaar and will enable technology that can empower people and organisations.

  • TN Power Tussle: DMK petition challenging trust vote adjourned to Monday
    Chennai , Feb. 22 : The Madras High Court on Monday adjourned to Monday the DMK's plea seeking to declare null and void, the vote of confidence in the Tamil Nadu Assembly by Chief Minister EK Palanisamy.

  • Srinagar-Jammu highway remains closed for 2nd day following landslides
    Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Feb. 22 : The Kashmir valley remained cut off from the rest of the country for the second consecutive day, following closure of 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway due to landslides at some places.

  • Irfan Pathan pens emotional note to fans post IPL Auction snub
    New Delhi , Feb.22 : After being missed out on earning a contract from Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises in the auction ahead of its 10th season, veteran all-rounder Irfan Pathan penned an emotional letter to his fans and followers.

  • Jimmy Kimmel will not let Matt Damon come near Oscar's stage
    Washington D.C. (USA), Feb. 22 : Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel have been engaged in an 'entertaining feud' since 11 years and now, Jimmy is all ready to take the battle to Hollywood's biggest night - the Academy Awards.

  • Aguero's brace gives Man City edge over Monaco in CL
    London [U.K], Feb.22 : Striker Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City claimed a comfortable 5-3 win in their first competitive meeting against Monaco in an all-time Champions League classic at the Etihad Stadium here last evening.

  • Hyderabad: Six burnt to death in godown inferno
    Hyderabad , Feb.22 : At least six burnt bodies were recovered when a fire broke out in the Avone cooler godown in the early hours of Wednesday in Hyderabad's Attapur.