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  • Earthquake of 4.2 magnitude jolts Swat, surrounding areas in Pak
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 23 : The U.S. Seismological Centre on Thursday measured the earthquake at 4.2 Richter Scale at a depth of 180 kilometre in Swat and surrounding areas of Pakistan.

  • Meisum Cultural Meet to preserve, promot dying old age cultural traditions
    Ukhrul (Imphal) , Mar.23 : Director of Art and Culture Dr. K. Sushila on Thursday asserted that revival of indigenous culture and traditions of both hills and plain dwellers needed to be promoted.

  • BRO clears snow-filled traffic in Manali-Sissu highway
    Manali (Himachal Pradesh) , Mar.23 : Hundred Indian Army men of Border Road Organization (BRO) were deployed on Thursday to clear summer snow on road stretching over 222 kilometres for traffic from Manali to Sissu.

  • UK Parliament attacker identified as Khalid Masood
    Washington D.C. [U.S.], Mar. 23 : The man believed to have been responsible for the terrorist attack in Westminster has been identified as 52-year-old Khalid Masood.

  • Audit is knowledge-based activity: President Mukherjee
    New Delhi , Mar.23 : President Pranab Mukherjee has asserted that audit being knowledge based activity, such interactions, sharing of knowledge, experiences, and best practices would be mutually beneficial to all members of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs).

  • Trump condoles family of U.S. tourist killed in London terror attack
    Washington D.C. [U.S.], Mar. 23 : U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday condoled the family of an American killed in a London terrorist attack.

  • Union Ministers to participate in Namami Brahmaputra festival of Assam
    Guwahati, Mar 23 : Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sarma will participate in the Namami Brahmaputra festival of Assam.

  • PM Modi, Amit Shah direct MPs from UP not to create pressure on govt officials
    New Delhi, Mar 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah directed all BJP MPs from the state of Uttar Pradesh not to create pressure on government officials in a meeting on Thursday, media reports said.

  • Emirates announces A380 service to the French Riviera, adds Monaco transfers by helicopter
    Kolkata, Mar 23 : Emirates on Thursday announced the launch of a daily A380 service to Nice, gateway to the French Riviera and Provence.

  • AI CMD urges cabin crew to inform directly to his office about passenger misbehaviour
    New Delhi , Mar. 23 : After Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad hit an Air India staffer with his slipper, Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani on Thursday urged the cabin crew to directly inform his office about passenger misbehaviour cases on board.

  • PM Modi greets Sharif on Pakistan Day
    New Delhi , Mar. 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday sent greetings to his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan's National Day via a letter.

  • Belgian Police arrest man who tried to drive into crowd, shotgun recovered from car
    Antwerp [Belgium], Mar. 23 : The Belgium Police on Thursday arrested a man after he tried to drive into a crowd at high speed in a shopping area of Antwerp, Belgium.

  • Reinvent concept of fine dining with Terrazzo at The Grand Venice
    New Delhi , Mar. 23 : The Grand Venice, largest mall in Greater Noida and India's only mall built on the lines of Italian city of Venice, has recently launched its Ultimate Food Hub Terrazzo.

  • Irsa closes three canals in Punjab to divert additional water towards Sindh
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 23 : The Indus River System Authority (Irsa) has decided to provide Sindh with additional supply of around 4,000 to 5,000 cusecs of water, Dawn News reported on Thursday.

  • CUMI inaugurates Composite Electro-minerals facilities at Cochin
    Kolkata/Chennai, Mar 23 : Carborundum Universal (CUMI), one of the leading players in the world in the area of Material Sciences and a part of the Murugappa Group, opened three new fusion plants at its Electromineral Complex at Cochin, on Thursday.

  • RBI Deputy Governor Mundra inaugurates Bandhan Bank's Nariman Point branch in Mumbai
    Mumbai, Mar 23 : Bandhan Bank Ltd on Thursday opened a new branch at Nariman Point in Mumbai taking its branch network to 831.

  • Jewish teen arrested over suspect of bomb threats to Jewish centres in U.S.
    Israel [Jerusalem], Mar. 23 : The Israel Police on Thursday arrested a Jewish teenager in connection with a series of bomb threats that have rattled Jewish institutions and community centers across the U.S. and other countries.

  • AI blacklists Shiv Sena's Gaikwad after he hits staffer
    New Delhi , Mar. 23 : After the Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad hit a staffer of the Air India with his slipper, Delhi Airport Manager, Harinder Singh on Thursday told ANI that the staffer of the national carrier is agitated and hence they have blacklisted the former.

  • Yogi's slaughterhouse ban hits Lucknow's 'Tunday Kababi'
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) Mar. 23 : After Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered a crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses across Uttar Pradesh, famous 'Tunday Kababi' shop owner Abu Bakr today expresses grief as his business is severely affected.

  • Gaikwad writes to Aviation Minsiter, LS Speaker justifying his assault on AI staffer
    New Delhi , Mar. 23 : Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who has come under sharp criticism for hitting a staffer of the Air India with his slipper, on Thursday wrote a letter to Civil Aviation Minsiter Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan while listing out the problems faced by him in the flight.

  • IS claims responsibility for Westminster attack
    London [UK], Mar. 23 : The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Westminster attack that claimed the lives of four and injured 40 others.

  • Nokia announces completion of first pre-standard 600MHz LTE call
    New Delhi , Mar 23 : Nokia on Thursday announced the completion of the first pre-standard testing of 600MHz on commercially-available hardware, creating a test bed for terminal ecosystem development and availability.

  • Symbol for MCD polls: HC reserves order on Swaraj India's plea
    New Delhi Mar. 23 : The Delhi High Court on Thursday reserved its order on Swaraj India's plea seeking allotment of common symbol to the party to contest the upcoming municipal polls in the national capital.

  • Chinese Premier condoles UK PM May over Parliament attack
    Beijing [China], Mar. 23 : Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday sent a message of condolences to British Prime Minister Theresa May over a deadly terrorist attack in London that killed four people and injured 40 others.

  • FIR registered against Shiv Sena's Gaikwad for hitting Air India staff
    New Delhi , Mar. 23 : Air India on Thursday registered two FIRs against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for hitting an Air India staffer with his slipper over sitting issue and for forcibly holding the flight and delaying it for 40 minutes.

  • West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condemns London attack
    Kolkata, Mar 23 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condemned the London attack on Wednesday.

  • Delegates participating in the Commonwealth Auditors General Conference call on the President
    New Delhi, Mar 23 : The delegates participating in the Commonwealth Auditors General Conference called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

  • The social costs of smell loss in older women, says study
    Washington, Mar 23 : A new study of older U.S. adults conducted by researchers from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions reports that a woman's social life is associated with how well her olfactory system functions.

  • Cisco completes acquisition of AppDynamics
    California, Mar 23 : Cisco on Thursday announced that it has completed the acquisition of AppDynamics, a leader in application and business monitoring.

  • People afraid of robots are much more likely to fear losing their jobs and suffer anxiety, Baylor Study finds
    Texas, Mar 23 : "Technophobes" — people who fear robots, artificial intelligence and new technology that they don't understand — are much more likely to be afraid of losing their jobs due to technology and to suffer anxiety-related mental health issues, a Baylor University researcher says.

  • Pak sidelined by international community after it interrupts BRP from speaking on CPEC
    Geneva [Switzerland], Mar. 23 : After the Pakistani delegation at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) interrupted the Baloch Republican Party (BRP) representatives to speak on the issue of gross human rights violation with the Balochi people due to the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, the international community on Thursday sidelined the former's request and asked the representatives to complete their statement.

  • Trump administration to approve Keystone XL pipeline
    Washington D.C. [U.S.], Mar. 23 : The U.S. State Department is set to approve the Keystone XL pipeline by Monday, reversing the Obama administration's decision to block the controversial oil pipeline.

  • Burj Khalifa lit up with Pakistan's flag
    Dubai [UAE], Mar. 23 : Dubai's Burj Khalifa was lit up with the colours of Pakistani national flag on Thursday evening.

  • Revival of indigenous culture and traditions
    Ukhrul (Imphal) , Mar.23 : Director of Art and Culture Dr. K Sushila at New Canaan village in Ukhrul district on Thursday asserted that revival of indigenous culture and traditions of both hills and plain dwellers needed to be promoted.

  • Investigation will determine what action should be taken: Jayant Sinha on AI staffer assault
    New Delhi , Mar. 23 : Slamming Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for hitting a staffer of the Air India with his slipper, Minister of State (MoS) for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Thursday stated that investigation will determine what right action should be taken into this matter.

  • Investigation will determine what action should be taken: Jayant Sinha on AI staffer assault
    New Delhi , Mar. 23 : Slamming Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for hitting a staffer of the Air India with his slipper, Minister of State (MoS) for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Thursday stated that investigation will determine what right action should be taken into this matter.

  • Setback for Mamata: Over 400 TMC members in Tripura join BJP
    Guwahati, Mar 23 : After Manipur, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee faced another setback with over 400 party members including former chairman of the TMC Tripura unit joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday.

  • Assam: Brahmaputra Board to implement Rs 207 crore projects for Majuli
    Guwahati, Mar 23 : The Brahmaputra Board of Assam will implement projects worth Rs 207 crore for protection of Majuli from recurrent flood and erosion.

  • Arunachal guv urges state govt departments, civil society to create awareness on TB
    Guwahati, Mar 23 : Arunachal Pradesh governor PB Acharya appealed to the state government departments, civil society, NGOs and student organizations to create awareness on tuberculosis on the occasion of World TB Day.

  • Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav ruled out of Deodhar Trophy
    New Delhi , Mar. 23 : The All India Senior Selection Committee have named replacements for Rohit Sharma and Kedar Jadhav who have been ruled out of the Paytm Prof D.B. Deodhar Trophy 2017 due to an injury.

  • Nigerian national gets four years imprisonment for peddling drugs
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 23 : A special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) court on Thursday convicted Nigerian national, Michael Oti Nicholas for a four years rigorous imprisonment for possessing drugs in commercial quantity.

  • UP Minister questions officials after seeing Mulayam's photo in his office
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Mar. 23 : The first day of the newly formed Uttar Pradesh Cabinet started with a shock as minister Mohsin Raza Khan was taken aback to see the photos of Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and party leader Azam Khan hanging on his office wall.

  • Four pregnant women carried on a stretcher in Karnataka hospital
    Hubli (Karnataka) , Mar. 23 : As many as four pregnant women were carried on a single stretcher in a state government hospital in Karnataka's Hubli district on Thursday.

  • RPS brings in Imran Tahir as replacement for Mitchell Marsh
    Pune (Maharashtra) , Mar. 23 : The RPS has roped in South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir after Australia and Rising Pune Supergiant all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was ruled out of the 10th edition of the VIVO IPL owing to a shoulder injury.

  • Opposition should trust EVMs: Ravi Shankar Prasad
    New Delhi , Mar. 23 : Slamming the Congress Party for walking out from the Rajya Sabha, Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) don't make or break fortunes, but voters do and opposition should trust the judiciary.

  • Rising Pune Supergiant bring in Imran Tahir as replacement for Mitchell Marsh
    Mumbai, Mar 23 : Australia and Rising Pune Supergiant all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was ruled out of the 10th edition of the VIVO IPL owing to a shoulder injury.

  • ISIS claims responsibility for London terror attack, May says attacker British-born
    London, Mar 23 : : The Islamic State (Isis) on Thursday claimed responsibility for the deadly London attack calling the unnamed attacker a "soldier", who British Prime Minister Theresa May said was "British born."

  • After Katrina, B-town has Taapsee as a new spy
    New Delhi , Mar. 23 : Cine-goers have always had a soft corner for films based on intelligence agencies, as it gives them a nail biting experience, putting them at the edge of their seats.

  • PIA remains unaffected by electronics ban on flights
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 23 : The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has reminded prospective passengers that it remains unaffected by a recent ban on passengers carrying electronic items on U.S. and UK-bound flights.

  • Ashoka University hosts its First International Educators conference
    New Delhi , Mar 23 : Ashoka University, a Liberal Arts University in India, hosted its first International Educators Conference 2017 on March 17, 2017. In line with the University's vision to emerge as a global institution and put India on the world education map, the focus of the conference was on India as a global higher education destination.

  • Siemens wins order from Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board
    New Delhi , Mar 23 : Siemens on Thursday announced receiving of an order worth approximately Rs. 187.4 crore from Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB), Dhaka.

  • Paytm, Booking.com partner to expand accommodation choices for customers
    New Delhi , Mar 23 : Paytm has partnered with Booking.com to facilitate accommodation bookings on its online travel marketplace. Under this partnership, all domestic and international accommodations available on Booking.com will now be available on Paytm with unique promotions and offers.

  • Mecca Masjid blast: Aseemanand granted bail by Hyderabad court
    Hyderabad (Telangana) , Mar. 23 : A Hyderabad court on Thursday granted bail to Swami Aseemanand in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case.

  • Sidhu should stop citing me as example: Kiron Kher
    New Delhi , Mar.23 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Chandigarh MP Kiron Kher on Thursday advised Congressman Navjot Singh Sidhu to stop citing her example to justify his appearance on 'Comedy Nights with Kapil', saying her attendance in Parliament is much more than the other parliamentarians.

  • India advises Pak to address challenge of terrorism
    New Delhi , Mar. 23 : India on Thursday advised Pakistan to address the challenge of terrorism emanating from Islamabad, which has adversely affected peace and stability in the entire neighbourhood.

  • Shamim Khan surges ahead on penultimate day
    Kolkata, Mar 23 : Shamim Khan's near-flawless short-game helped him surge ahead by three shots in the penultimate round of the Kolkata Classic 2017 even as his driving woes continued at the Rs. 40 lakh event.

  • Union Home Minister chairs HLC meeting for Central assistance to States
    New Delhi, Mar 23 : Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) here today for Central assistance to 10 states namely Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Manipur, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.

  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz drafted in Bangladesh ODI Squad
    Dhaka, Mar 23 : Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz has been included in the Bangladesh ODI Squad for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka.

  • Mixing alcohol with energy drinks increases risk, says study
    Toronto, Mar 23 : People who mix highly caffeinated energy drinks with their alcoholic beverages may be at increased risk for injury—both intentional (fights, violence and attempted suicide) and unintentional (falling, tripping and motor vehicle accidents)—according to a new study by the University of Victoria's Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) published in the March issue of Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

  • AIFF Executive Committee meets in New Delhi
    New Delhi, Mar 23: Praful Patel, President, All India Football Federation Chaired AIFF's Executive Committee Meeting which was held at Football House, the AIFF Headquarters, New Delhi on Thursday.