• Jimmy Kimmel opens Oscars 2017 by burying hatchet with Matt Damon
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : It all started with a monologue for first time Oscar-host Jimmy Kimmel, after Justin Timberlake kicked off the night, with a performance of his nominated song 'Can't Stop The Feeling.'

  • UP: Polling for fifth phase begins
    Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 27 : The Fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh polls for 51 seats across 12 districts began today.

  • Dr. Naguman urges writers, scholars, politicians to preserve mother languages of Baloch people
    London [United Kingdom], Feb. 27 : Dr. Naguman, well- known Baloch writer and author of six books has urged writers, scholars and politicians to work together to preserve mother languages of Baloch people.

  • Trump's Navy secretary nominee withdraws from consideration
    Washington D.C. [United States], Feb. 27 : U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for Navy secretary Philip Bilden has withdrawn his name from consideration citing his financial holdings as the reason.

  • TN CM Palanisami to meet PM Modi today
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisami will on Monday meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital.

  • Jharkhand: Major train accident avoided as 44 peddle clips found open
    Sahebganj (Jharkhand) , Feb. 27 : A major train accident was averted in Jharkhand's Sahebganj (eastern railway), as 44 peddles were found open near Balbanna village.

  • #Oscars2017: Sunny Pawar owns the Oscars Red carpet
    Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 27 : No matter how younger or old you are, attending The Academy Awards is always special.

  • Virbhadra Singh DA case: Delhi HC to hear Anand Chauhan's bail plea
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : A Delhi court will on Monday hear Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's disproportionate assets case.

  • SC to hear Union Minister's plea against Parsvnath developers
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the plea filed by Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore against Parasvnath developers in connection with the builders apathetic attitude for not providing the basic amenities while providing him the flat.

  • Kansas shooting: Family had warned slain Indian engineer about consequences of staying in U.S.
    Washington D.C. [United States], Feb 27 : The family of an Indian engineer, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was killed by a gunman in an alleged racial attack had warned him about the consequences of staying in the United States and had asked him to return to India.

  • H-1B visas, Indians' security must be taken up with America in major way: Defence Expert
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : Defence Expert Major General (Retd.) P.K. Sehgal on Monday said the concerns over possible clamp down on H-1B visas and safety of Indians in the United States are at present the most 'critically important' factors to India and must to be taken up with America in a major way.

  • Rijiju mixing patriotism with "hatriotism": Congress
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : Lashing out at Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju who claimed that anyone who wants to break India and supports terrorists can be called an anti-national, the Congress Party on Monday said the former should not mix patriotism with hatriotism and must examine the fact that he is not confined to any particular party.

  • 'Moonlight' director starts his Oscars day in a unique manner
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : What is the most unique way to prepare for Hollywood's biggest night? 'Moonlight' director, Barry Jenkins has the perfect answer.

  • Using phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" is not helpful for U.S.: Trump's NSA
    Washington D.C. [United States], Feb. 27 : National security adviser of U.S. President Donald Trump, H.R. McMaster has said that using the phrase adical Islamic terrorism is not helpful for America as terrorist organizations like ISIS represent a perversion of Islam.

  • The Academy cancels Russell's nomination just before Oscar ceremony
    London [UK], Feb. 27 : How would you feel if you get nominated for an Oscar and it gets cancelled just before the award ceremony?

  • Streep slams Karl Lagerfield in Oscar dress row
    London [UK], Feb. 27 : The Oscar dress row between Meryl Streep and Chanel designer Karl Lagerfield does not seems to be ending quickly as the actress hits out at the designer for defaming her.

  • Trump attacks democrats, media for "FAKE NEWS" on Russia
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday continued his tirade against ' fake news media', saying that media reports on Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential race were fake news put by the Democrats and played by the media in order cover their defeat election defeat and the illegal leaks.

  • Big B, Varun and Alia walk the ramp for charity
    Mumbai , Feb. 27 : Known for his elegance and graceful personality, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan walked the ramp for fashion designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.

  • KWK's Directors special: Imtiaz Ali, Kabir Khan, Zoya Akhtar spill beans, say Shah Rukh, Salman Khan are always late on sets
    New Delhi , Feb. 26 : For the first time in these five seasons, three directors Imtiaz Ali, Kabir Khan and Zoya Akhtar came together to grace the couch of Karan Johar's 'Koffee With Karan' where the trio spilled the beans about the habits of the superstars.

  • ISSF World Cup 2017: China continues to dominate, India struggles on day three
    New Delhi , Feb. 26 : With day three of competition, China maintained its domination at all the rifle and pistol events held so far at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup (rifle/pistol/shotgun) here.

  • Manipur: Bomb blast outside journos' house, no casualties
    Okram Chuthek (Imphal) Feb. 26 : A bomb blast was reported outside the residence of Hueiyen Lanpao (local vernacular) editor H Ningomba and ISTV editor B Ningomba in Okram Chuthek region of Imphal.

  • UN Security Council calls for immediate investigation into recent violence in DR Congo's Kasai region
    New York, Feb 26 : The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recent spate of violence in the south-central Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), calling on the Government to "immediately dispatch a credible and impartial investigation."

  • Female bosses favour gay and lesbian job-seekers, research finds
    London, Feb 26 : Women are more likely to hire gay and lesbian job applicants over equally-qualified straight candidates, according to a study led by the University of Sussex.

  • Hardcore UALA leader killed in Meghalaya gun fight
    Guwahati, Feb 26 : : An Elusive commander of United A'chik Liberation Army (UALA) was killed in an encounter with police in Meghalaya on Saturday night, officials said on Sunday.

  • Instagram has become a haven for people making sensitive and stigmatized self-disclosures, says study
    London, Feb 26 : Depression has a way of silencing its sufferers. Even in today's technology-connected society, people are hesitant to talk about their painful experiences and suffering for fear of being stigmatized.

  • Ola expands in Chhattisgarh, launches services in Bilaspur
    New Delhi, Feb 26 : Ola,a mobile app for transportation, today announced the launch of its services in Bilaspur, Chattisgarh. Bilaspur is the second-largest city after Raipur-Bhilai-Durg, the tri-city metro of the state and also the headquarters for South East Central Railway Zone.

  • Naidu visits family of Indian techie killed in US
    Hyderabad, Feb 26 : Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday visited the family of the Indian engineer who was killed in Kansas recently.

  • Katie Price planning to open beauty salon
    Los Angeles, Feb 26 : International model Katie Price has said she is planning to open her own beauty salon soon.

  • Kerala man who 'joined' IS killed in Afghanistan, Reports
    Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 : A man from Kerala, who was suspected to have joined militant group ISIS in Afghanistan, was killed during a drone attack, media reports said.

  • Tamil Nadu: Nine dead after fishing boat capsizes
    Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu) Feb. 26 : In a shocking incident, at least nine tourists were killed after a fishing boat carrying tourist capsized in sea near Manapad area of Tuticorin today.

  • Oscars 2017: Jimmy Kimmel takes jibe at Trump, honours Meryl Streep
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : As expected the 89th Academy Awards started with poking fun at the U.S. President Donald Trump.

  • Mumbai: Goods train derails between Ravli-Kurla
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 27 : Harbour line services were halted on the Central Railways line after three wagons and brake van of a goods train derailed between Ravli and Kurla here, on down harbour line early on Monday Morning.

  • Oscar 2017: New-daddy Mahershala Ali is now best 'Actor in a supporting role'
    Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 27 : Raise the toast! It is a double celebration for Mahershala Ali.

  • Oscars: Dev Patel brings his mom to award ceremony
    Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 27 : Anyone who is in the acting field dreams to walk the red carpet of the Oscars with special someone and Dev Patel has got someone who was perfect for this gigantic occasion.

  • Delhi HC to hear plea against Reliance Jio's free offer
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : The Delhi High Court will on Monday hear a plea filed by Vodafone India alleging that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India ( TRAI) had failed to prohibit Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd's (RJIO) latant violation of tariff orders, directions and regulations by permitting it to continue with its free offers.

  • Trump administration cancels informal talks with N. Korea
    Washington D.C. [United States], Feb. 27 : Trump administration has cancelled the scheduled informal talks between a North Korean delegation and a team of former U.S. officials by withdrawing its initial approval of the North Koreans' visas.

  • Delhi HC to pronounce judgment on nursery admission norms
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : The Delhi High Court will on Monday pronounce its order on the nursery admission notification of the Delhi Government.

  • SC to hear SBI-led consortium's plea against Mallya
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the plea filed by State Bank of India(SBI)-led consortium of banks seeking recovery of its loan amount to the tune of Rs. 8,000 crore approximately and contempt against liquor baron and businessman Vijay Mallya.

  • Madras HC to hear DMK's plea challenging TN CM's floor test
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 27 : The Madras High Court will on Monday resume its hearing in regard to Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham's (DMK) petition challenging Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisami's floor test.

  • Delhi HC likely to pronounce verdict on EC's plea against Mukhtar Ansari's parole
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : The Delhi High Court is likely to pronounce its decision on the Election Commission's plea for cancelling mafia-turned politician Mukhtar Ansari's custody parole granted by a trial court for canvassing in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

  • BJP raises 'serious concern' over missing youth killed in Afghanistan
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Feb. 27 : Raising serious concern over the death of a youth from Kerala in a drone strike in Afghanistan, who is believed to have joined the ISIS, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said these recruitments are a threat to the national security and urged political parties not to indulge in politicise such sensitive issues.

  • Protests against Trump's travel ban is 'powerful': Asghar Farhadi
    Los Angeles [USA], Feb. 27 : Iranian director Asghar Farhadi who is showing his displeasure against U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban by not attending the Oscars this year, feels global protest to this ban is powerful.

  • Healthcare to be discussed with Governors tonight, says Trump
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : U.S. President Donald Trump has said that healthcare would be one of the issues which would be discussed during his formal dinner with Governors today.

  • Justin Timberlake warms up for the Oscars
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : Everyone is getting ready for the Academy Awards and the nominees too are preparing themselves in their own manner.

  • Probe required to determine whether presidential election was 'rigged': DNC chairman
    New York [United States], Feb. 27 : Newly-elected Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez has said that an investigation is required determine whether presidential election was 'rigged' by U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

  • #Oscars2017: Casey Affleck slams Trump's abhorrent policies
    London [UK], Feb. 27 : Casey Affleck, known for his calm behaviour bluntly showed his displeasure over U.S. President Donald Trump's 'un-American' policies.

  • #Oscars2017: Trump supporters call for ban for award ceremony
    New Delhi , Feb. 27 : The Academy Awards are just few hours away and we can expect the award ceremony to turn all political. But, it looks like U.S. President Donald Trump's supporters are already in a mood to boycott the star-studded award show.

  • 'Aliens' and 'Edge of Tomorrow' star, Bill Paxton, dies at 61
    Los Angeles , Feb. 26 : Bill Paxton, known as the people's actor known for his roles in 'Aliens', 'Titanic' and 'Twister' has died at the age of 61.

  • U.S. condemns attack on SMM in Ukraine, urges Russia to immediately observe ceasefire
    Washington D.C. [United States], Feb. 26 : Condemning the target of OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) monitors and the seizure of a SMM unmanned aerial vehicle by combined-Russian separatist forces, the United States on Sunday called on Russia to "immediately" observe the ceasefire in Ukraine under the Minsk agreements.

  • Security tightened at Somnath temple after suspected ISIS operatives held in Gujarat
    Rajkot (Gujarat) Feb. 26 : The security has been beefed up at Somnath temple after Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested two persons for alleged links with ISIS.

  • Western Sahara: UN chief Guterres urges Morocco and Polisario Front to de-escalate tensions in buffer strip
    New York, Feb 26 : Deeply concerned about increased tensions in the vicinity of Guerguerat in the buffer strip in southern Western Sahara between the Moroccan berm and the Mauritanian border, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called on Morocco and Frente Polisario to "take all necessary steps" to avoid escalation.

  • Taliban shadow governor killed, claims Afghanistan
    Kabul, Feb 26 : Afghanistan security forces have killed 21 militants, including Taliban's appointed governor for Urozgan province and a local commander, while conducting joined offensive operations, officials said on Sunday.

  • Child obesity '35-40%' inherited from parents, study finds
    London, Feb 26 : Around 35-40 per cent of a child's BMI - how fat or thin they are - is inherited from their parents, a new study has found.

  • NSCN (K) militant nab in Arunachal Pradesh
    Guwahati, Feb 26 : Security forces apprehended a hardcore militant of NSCN (K) in Arunachal Pradesh's Changlang district on Sunday, officials said.

  • Assam Transport department extends support for Manipur's assembly polls
    Guwahati, Feb 26 : In view of the Assembly Elections at Manipur scheduled to be held on March 4 (Phase I) and March 8 (Phase II), Transport Department of Assam government will be extending logistic support by means of vehicles like bus, truck, LMVs, SUVs etc.

  • Manny Pacquiao to face Amir Khan on Apr 23
    London, Feb 26 : Philippine boxing star Manny Pacquiao is all set to face Britain's Amir Khan in the ring on Apr 23.

  • 4 million Twitter users following Vir Das
    Mumbai, Feb 26 : Actor-comedian Vir Das is now followed by four million netizens in Twitter.

  • NITI Aayog to organize high level workshop for advancing Innovation in Passenger Mobility and Transportation
    New Delhi, Feb 26 : NITI Aayog has organized a two day long high level workshop on advancing passenger mobility and transportation on February 27-28, 2017 in the national capital.

  • UP Polls: Mayawati corners SP over lawlessness, BJP over demonetization
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 26 : Cornering the Samajwadi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Sunday said people of Uttar Pradesh would punish both the parties in the ongoing assembly elections and bring her party back in power.

  • UP polls: Mau cop claims threat to PM Modi's life, security beefed up
    Mau (Uttar Pradesh) Feb. 26 : The security arrangement at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally at Mau has been beefed up after a senior police officials on Sunday claimed that there is a threat to the former's life during his visit to Uttar Pradesh's Mau district for addressing a rally ahead of the sixth phase of assembly elections.