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  • Ibobi Singh hits back at 'economic blockade' remark, says it wasn't expected from PM
    Imphal (Manipur) , Feb. 25 : Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Friday hits back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remark on the economic blockade and said that this kind of statement was not expected from the former.

  • CBFC needs to see from a woman's perspectives as well : Prakash Jha
    Patna , Feb. 25 : Celebrated film maker Prakash Jha, whose production Lipstick Under My Burkha has been denied a certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), said Saturday that the latter should not see films from a woman's perspective as well.

  • PM Modi no one to say Manipur lags in development: Congress
    New Delhi , Feb.25 : Congress leader C. P. Joshi on Saturday criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on development in Manipur and claimed that there is an improvement in the infant mortality rate.

  • Our batting in Pune Test 'worst in last two years': Kohli
    Pune , Feb. 25 : Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday criticised his team 'worst batting performance' following the humiliating 333-run loss in the opening Test of the four-match series against Australia here at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium on Saturday.

  • Ramjas College scuffle: DCW orders probe against Delhi Police
    New Delhi , Feb. 25 : Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Saturday has issued a notice to Delhi Police, asking them to provide details regarding the manhandling of women protestor.

  • Study reveals new risk factors for anxiety disorders
    Berlin [Germany], Feb 25 : People experiencing anxiety disorders, we have got some bad news for you.

  • 10 dead in fire at luxury hotel in China
    Nanchang (Jiangxi) [China], Feb. 25 : 10 people were killed in a fire that broke out in a luxury hotel Saturday morning in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province.

  • Kansas shooting: Hindus must wear 'tika', 'bindi' for safety, reckons Hindu Samhati Chief
    Kolkata (West Bengal) , Feb. 25 : In what may spark a fresh controversy, Hindu Samhati president, Tapan Ghosh on Saturday said that women should wear 'bindi' and Hindu men should sport 'tilak' on their forehead to avoid incidents like Kansas shooting.

  • PM Modi is trying to fool the nation: CM Akhilesh Yadav
    Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb.25 : Launching a scathing attack on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his recent statement on conspiracy across the borders causing rail accidents in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that former is fooling the nation.

  • Kashmir unrest: Crowd control with least collateral damage is goal, assures CRPF
    Hyderabad , Feb. 25 : Amid the outrage over the use of 'excessive force' by security forces in the Valley towards civilians, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has stated that its personnel are being trained thoroughly in every aspect of crowd control with least collateral damage.

  • Jolly LLB 2 earns Rs 106 crores at BO
    Mumbai, Feb 25 : Akshay Kumar's Jolly LLB 2 continue its strong run at the Box Office and scored Rs. 106 crores till Friday.

  • Mamata Banerjee mourns death of Indian national in US
    Kolkata, Feb 25 : West Bengal; Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday mourned the death of an Indian national in the US.

  • The House of Haagen Dazs opens its first lounge in Eastern India
    Kolkata, Feb 25 : Haagen Dazs known for its super premium ice creams announced the launch of its flagship lounge recently at Lansdowne in Kolkata in the presence of Tollywood Celebrity Nusrat Jahan along with Chef Anthony David, Head Chef, Haagen Dazs India, Shagun Agarwal, Franchise Director Haagen Dazs, Eastern India, Amit Agarwal , Franchise Group Director, Haagen Dazs Eastern India .

  • Australian cricketers appreciate national side over victory against India
    Pune, Feb 25 : Australian cricketers appreciated their national side' massive 333 runs victory against India in the first Test match of the series here on Saturday.

  • BJP, if elected, will end blockade in Manipur says PM Modi at rally
    Guwahati, Feb 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday in Manipur that his party promises to end the economic blockade if elected.

  • Congress rejects reports of alliance with Shiv Sena in BMC
    New Delhi , Feb. 25 : Clearing the air over the possible alliance between the Shiv Sena and the Congress in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary and former union minister Gurudas Kamat on Saturday refuted the coalition between both the parties.

  • BHIM has achieved world record with 17 million downloads, says Amitabh Kant
    New Delhi , Feb 25 : Talking about the performance of the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app of the government, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said that the app has successfully recorded 17 million downloads so far, which is a world record in itself.

  • Leaders like Abdullah responsible for crisis in J-K: Nirmal Singh
    New Delhi , Feb.25 : Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minsiter Nirmal Singh on Saturday said laders like National Conference president Farooq Abdullah responsible for the prevailing crisis in the state.

  • Mahindra Agri launches 'MyAgriGuru' app for farmers advisory
    New Delhi , Feb. 25 : The wholly-owned subsidiary of Mahindra and Mahindra, Mahindra Agri Solutions (MASL) has announced an advisory platform for farmers in the form of a mobile app, 'MyAgriGuru'.

  • First-ever cashless cancer hospital comes up in Guwahati
    Guwahati (Assam) , Feb.25 : Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda recently inaugurated the first-ever cashless cancer hospital at the Guwahati Medical College here in presence of Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

  • Congress spreading lies about Naga Accord: PM Modi
    Imphal (Manipur) , Feb. 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged that the Congress party is dividing people by spreading lies about the Centre compromising the territorial integrity of Manipur by signing an accord with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland -- Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) insurgent group.

  • Militants killing innocents will be neutralized: BJP
    New Delhi, , Feb. 25 : Condemning statements made by former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nalin Kohli said locals picking up arms in Kashmir will be neutralized.

  • PSL final in Lahore subject to govt. permission, says PCB chief
    Karachi [Pakistan], Feb. 25 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan, while remaining keen on staging the Pakistan Super League (PSL) decider in Lahore, has insisted that the final decision in this regard would be made by the federal government.

  • Refusing to certify upcoming movie 'Lipstick under my Burkha' is conservative: Sandeep Dikshit
    New Delhi , Feb.25 : Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Saturday said the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) refusal to certify Prakash Jha's film 'Lipstick under my Burkha' was conservative and narrow minded.

  • Interpol refuses to issue red warrant against MQM founder
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 25 : Interpol has refused to issue a red warrant against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain, saying it does not intervene in political and religious matters of a state.

  • Censor Board cannot tell public what they can or can't see: Shyam Benegal
    New Delhi (India), Feb. 25 : Reacting to the controversy over the certification of the upcoming movie 'Lipstick Under My Burkha,' veteran director Shayam Benegal has reckoned that banning a film is totally unacceptable.

  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella condemns 'senseless' Kansas violence
    New Delhi , Feb. 25 (AN): Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has condemned the 'senseless violence' in Kansas that claimed life of an Indian engineer and wounded another.

  • JD(U) defends Farooq Abdullah, says can't doubt his 'nationalism'
    New Delhi , Feb.25 : The JD (U) on Saturday defended Farooq Abdullah's controversial remark that the youth joining militant ranks are 'sacrificing their lives for freedom of the valley', saying that the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir knew the happenings of the state much better than anyone else and there was no reason to doubt his nationalism.

  • Kansas shooting: Gunman questioned Indian men about their visas before firing
    Olathe, Kansas [USA], Feb. 25 : It has emerged that before shooting the two Indian engineers- Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani- in a Kansas bar, the shooter held a brief conversation with them inquiring about their visas.

  • Several trapped as fire breaks out at luxury hotel in China
    Nanchang (Jiangxi) [China], Feb. 25 : Several people are feared trapped as fire broke out in a luxury hotel Saturday morning in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province.

  • Trump administration rejects DHS intelligence report on travel ban
    New York [USA], Feb. 25 : Trump administration officials have downplayed an intelligence report by the Homeland Security Department (DHS) that contradicts the White House's main argument for implementing a travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries.

  • Farooq Abdullah should express his apology to Jammu and Kashmir: National Panthers Party
    New Delhi , Feb. 25 : Condemning the statement made by former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, National Panthers Party leader Bhim Singh said Abdullah should apologise to the people of Jammu and Kashmir whom he has looted.

  • India Inc pay hikes to be at eight year low in 2017, says survey
    New Delhi , Feb 25 : India Inc's salary hikes in 2017 are projected to be at an eight-year low as per a survey by Aon Hewitt, which noted that the average pay hikes will be 9.5 percent across industries.

  • Chhattisgarh bribery case: Delhi court extends remand of prime accused
    New Delhi, , Feb. 25 : The Patiala House Court on Saturday extended three days remand of 1988 batch IAS B.L. Agrawal and two others in connection with the Chhattisgarh bribery case.

  • Indulge in great food, array of teas at Cha Bar, Oxford Bookstore
    New Delhi , Feb 25 : In your free time for book lovers nothing can be more interesting than spending time with some great food paired with an array of teas while having a favorite novel in hand. Located in the prime location of Delhi, Cha Bar located inside Oxford Bookstore has lots to offer to its customers.

  • Manipur needs 100 pct development, not 10 pct CM: PM Modi
    Imphal (Manipur) , Feb. 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a dig at Ibobi Okram Singh, stating the Manipur Chief Minister was infamous for taking 10 percent commission as bribe.

  • Senior Cong. leader denies connection with Karnataka bribegate diary
    New Delhi, , Feb. 25 : Senior Congress leader Motilal Vohra today denied any connection with the Karnataka bribegate diary case saying he knows nothing about it.

  • IndiGo, SpiceJet flights avert collision at Ahmedabad Airport
    Ahmedabad (Gujarat) , Feb.25 : A major accident between two planes, an IndiGo and a SpiceJet aircraft was averted at Ahmedabad airport due to the presence of rabbits on the airstrip, reported the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

  • Pakistan allows export of Sikh holy water
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 25 : The well at Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan has been made functional and the government has allowed its holy water to be exported.

  • Keefe's 12-fer helps Australia end India's 19-match unbeaten streak
    Pune , Feb. 25 : Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe wrecked havoc on the Indian batters as Australia emphatically defeated India by 333 runs on the third day of the first Test here at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium here on Saturday.

  • Sakshi Dwivedi joins Bhoomi team
    Mumbai, Feb 25 : Actress Sakshi Dwivedi has joined the team of upcoming Bollywood movie Bhoomi.

  • Delegation CPIFA meets Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs
    Islamabad, Feb 25 : A delegation of Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA), led by Ambassador Lu Shumin, called on Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, at the Foreign Office.

  • Lipstick Under My Burkha: Kabir Khan slams CBFC
    Mumbai, Feb 25 : Filmmaker Kabir Khan on Saturday slammed the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) over denying certification to Lipstick Under My Burkha.

  • Australian spinners script massive victory against India
    Pune, Feb 25 : Australia commenced their Indian tour with a bang as they defeated the home side by 333 runs in the first Test here on Saturday.

  • Mexico warns US against imposing unilateral tax on imports for border wall funding
    Washington, Feb 25 : Mexico has warned the United States (US) that it may respond in kind if US goes ahead with its unilateral plans to impose a tax on Mexican imports for funding the border wall, media reported on Saturday.

  • Muslim votes for SP will help BJP: Mayawati
    Deoria, (Uttar Pradesh), Feb. 24 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati on Monday said Muslims voting for the Samajwadi Party (SP) would eventually end up helping the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

  • Censor Board will not succumb to social media pressure: Pahlaj Nihalani
    New Delhi (India), Feb. 25 : Recently, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) faced a backlash over the refusal of certification of 'Lipstick Under My Burkha,' and now CBFC chairperson has come out with a response that the censor board will not work under any media pressure.

  • Japan to aid 'face recognition systems' at airports in Pakistan
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 25 : The Japanese government will provide a grant of Rs 453 million to Pakistan for installing a 'face recognition system' at major international airports in the country.

  • Pak PM lifts ban on gas connections in constituencies of party members
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 25 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has lifted a ban on gas connections for 55 constituencies, consisting of influential politicians and union ministers from the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (N) party, including his son-in-law Mohammad Safdar, while others wait for the waiver.

  • Centre's attitude toward Kashmiri's a bigger threat than Pakistan: NC
    Jammu , Feb. 25 : The National Conference (NC) on Saturday stood firmly behind its Chief Farooq Abdullah, after he came under fire for saying that Kashmiri youth are picking up arms to fight for their freedom, saying that he was only voicing what the young people wanted, adding that the Centre was the real culprit here for the burgeoning crisis in the Valley.

  • Special pilgrims train launched for Northeast region
    Guwahati (Assam) , Feb.25 :In a bid to improve connectivity and to make northeast region a destination paradise, Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation (IRTC) and the North East Frontier Railway (NFR) recently launched the Aastha Circuit Train a special pilgrim train for the Northeastern region here.

  • Afghan envoy hopeful on partial reopening of Pak-Afghan routes today

  • Congress backs Abdullah, Chidambaram, slams Centre for turning blind eye to Kashmir unrest
    New Delhi , Feb. 25 : Endorsing National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah and former finance minister P. Chidambaram's stand on the prevailing Kashmir tension, the Congress on Saturday slammed the Centre for turning a blind eye to the turmoil churning in the Valley.

  • De Villiers helps Proteas thrash Kiwis by 159 runs in Wellington ODI
    Wellington [New Zealand], Feb. 25 : Batting heroics from star batsman AB de Villiers and a clinical performance from the bowlers helped South Africa thrash New Zealand by 159 runs in the third ODI of the five-match series here at the Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday.

  • 'Opportunist' Farooq Abdullah changing his tone as he is no longer in power: Centre
    New Delhi , Feb. 25 : Branding National Conference President Farooq Abdullah 'opportunist' for criticising BJP-PDP coalition, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said the former has changed his tone because he has lost the power.

  • Gadkari warns Shiv Sena, says Congress wants to destabilise government
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 25 : Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should come together and work for the people of Maharashtra post the Maharashtra Civic polls.

  • 2007 Ajmer Blast: Hearing adjourned till March 8
    New Delhi, , Feb. 25 : The hearing in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah Blasts case has been adjourned till March 8 by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Jaipur.

  • Golf with Trump was 'not political endorsement', insists McIlroy
    New Delhi , Feb. 25 : World No. 3 Rory McIlroy has responded to the criticism which he has been facing following his round of golf with U.S. President Donald Trump, saying it was no political endorsement.

  • 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' row: FTII chairman calls for scrapping of 'rejection clause' from CBFC
    New Delhi (India), Feb. 25 : After a string of angry reactions from B-town, over the refusal of certification to the upcoming 'Lipstick Under My Burkha,' FTII chairman Gajendra Chauhan believes that the 'rejection clause' should be scrapped from CBFC.

  • Chidambaram's 'anti national' remark on Kashmir will embolden Pakistan: Venkaiah Naidu
    New Delhi , Feb. 25 : Lashing out at former finance minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram for saying that Kashmir was early lost thanks to the government's policies, the Centre on Saturday branded his remark as anti-national, adding that his statement was tantamount to promoting separatism and encouraging terrorism.