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  • If a Kabristan can be constructed, so should a Shamshaan: PM Modi
    Fatehpur (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lambasted the Akhilesh Yadav-led government by drawing a parallel between Hindu and Muslim festivals, accusing the local administration of discrimination on the basis of religion.

  • UP: PM Modi addresses rally in Fatehpur, slams SP-Congress alliance
    New Delhi, Feb 19 : In a fresh salvo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who on Sunday addressed a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur district, slammed the Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance, while urging people to vote for the BJP.

  • Virat Kohli signs deal with Puma
    Mumbai, Feb 19 : Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli has signed a new deal with sportswear brand Puma.

  • I-League: Minerva pip Churchill in 9-goal thriller
    New Delhi, Feb 19 : Minerva Punjab FC secured a crucial away victory in a hostile territory as they pipped Churchill Brothers by 4-5 in a nine-goal thriller at the Tilak Maidan in Goa on Sunday, an official release stated.

  • Vanuatu, Samoa & Fiji get the early wins
    Dubai, Feb 19 : There were easy wins for Vanuatu, Samoa and Fiji on day 1 of the 2017 ICC World Cricket League Qualifier - East Asia-Pacific in Bendigo, Australia, an official release said.

  • Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Altamas Kabir passes away in Kolkata
    Kolkata, Feb 19 : Retired 39th Chief Justice of Indian Supreme Court Altamas Kabir died at a private hospital in Kolkata's E.M. Bypass area on Sunday afternoon, the hospital source said.

  • China, Britain hold second security dialogue
    London [U.K.], Feb. 19 : China and Britain held their second high-level security dialogue in London where both sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in security and law enforcement.

  • Rajnath blames Manipur Govt. for economic blockade, failure of tripartite talks
    Imphal (Manipur) , Feb. 19 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday blamed the Manipur Government for the three month long economic blockade and the subsequent failure of tripartite talks, stating that the Congress-led government conspired to divert people's attention from its failures.

  • SDGs will help in establishing peace between nations: Sumitra Mahajan
    Indore (Madhya Pradesh) , Feb. 19 : Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday said that the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will address most of the problems that are holding back the peace and prosperity in our respective countries.

  • Amid controversy, Trump moves ahead with key interviews, business at Mar-a-Lago
    New York [USA], Feb. 19 : Even as many criticised him for holding the urgent discussion over North Korea's missile test with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the patio at Mar-a-Lago as other diners looked on freely, U. S. President Donald Trump continues to hold business at his Florida resort.

  • Israel, U.S. to form team to discuss settlements: Netanyahu
    Jerusalem [Israel], Feb. 19 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he and U.S. President Donald Trump have agreed to set up a team to discuss settlements in the occupied West Bank.

  • Trump to interview four possible candidates for national security advisor at Mar-a-Lago
    New York [U.S.A.], Feb. 19 : U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to interview at least four candidates for the post of the U.S. National Security Advisor in Florida on Sunday.

  • UP polls: Over 61 percent voter turnout recorded till 5 pm
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 19 : A total of 61.16 percent voter turnout was recorded as voting ended in the third phase of the ongoing assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.

  • Preparation in full swing for Maha Shivaratri in Nepal
    By Binod Prasad Adhikari, Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb. 19 : At least five thousand saints from Nepal and India are expected to arrive at the Pashupat area in Kathmamdu this week to join the festivities of Maha Shivaratri here.

  • Thousands participate in marathon to promote adventure sports, tourism in Chhattisgarh
    Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , Feb.19 : Thousands of people participated in a half-marathon in Chhattisgarh capital Raipur on Sunday with an aim of promoting adventure sports and tourism across the state.

  • Former CJI Altamas Kabir passes away at 68
    Kolkata (West Bengal) , Feb. 19 : Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir passed away after a prolonged illness on Sunday at 2.52 p.m.

  • This Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan's photo will give you family goals
    Mumbai (India), Feb. 19 : Everyone knows that the Bachchan family is a very close-knit family.

  • Raebareli: 8 dead, 3 critically injured in collision on NH 232
    Raebareli (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 19 : At least eight people were killed and three other critically injured after a Bolero car collided with a truck near Janta Bazaar on NH 232.

  • Priyanka Chopra shares nostalgic photo on her parent's anniversary
    Mumbai (India), Feb. 19 : Almost everyone knows that the bold and beautiful Priyanka Chopra is a very home-oriented person.

  • Should SyncNScan invest in ATL to gain a wide base of customers?
    New Delhi , Feb 19 : SyncNScan is a young company, which was set up by ex-Microsoft leaders and they were pioneers in introducing anti-virus for mobile devices.

  • Telecom Exports from India to be the focus of ASEAN-India Digital Partnership
    New Delhi, Feb 19 : To commemorate the 25th year of the ASEAN India relations, TEPC (Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council) is organizing an inter-ministerial meeting between telecom ministers of ASEAN countries and India in New Delhi on Monday.

  • Rotary Calcutta West Ridge awards scholarships to needy meritorious students
    Kolkata, feb 19 : District Governor Rtn Shyamashree Sen handed over cheques to meritorious students in a ceremony organised by Rotary Calcutta West Ridge on Saturday afternoon.

  • RCB, Mitchell Starc discontinue their association ahead of 2017 season
    Mumbai, Feb 19 : The Royal Challengers Bangalore and fast bowler Mitchell Starc have mutually decided to discontinue their association ahead of the upcoming season of VIVO Indian Premier League 2017.

  • No one can point finger at BJP leaders alleging corruption: Rajnath Singh
    Imphal (Manipur) , Feb.19 : Asserting confidence over marking victory in Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that no one can point finger at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for corruption.

  • Suspected facilitator of Sehwan blast spotted in CCTV footage
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb 19 : A suspected facilitator of the suicide attack at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar's shrine in Sehwan has been spotted bypassing a security check in a video released by the Sindh police on Sunday.

  • Woah! Here's a t-shirt that can help you stay fit
    Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 19 : In first of its kind, Broadcast Wearables has come up with a smart fitness t-shirt that can be used for navigation and keep an account of the steps you take, calories burnt and floors climbed.

  • Friday Night Originals, a stage for independent music lovers
    New Delhi (India), Feb. 19 : Referred as India's first original independent music startup, 'Friday Night Originals' has started with a vision to make original and independent music accessible to everyone.

  • Fifth edition of German SpringFest to be held on Feb 25-26
    New Delhi , Feb.19 : The Embassy of Germany, the German School and the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) will jointly host a two-day German Springfest at the German House here on February 25 and 26 this year.

  • Central Water Commission organises Third National Dam Safety Conference
    Roorkee, Feb 19 : The Third National Dam Safety Conference organized by Central Water Commission in association with Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam and IIT Roorkee concluded at Roorkee on Sunday.

  • Steve Smith replaces Dhoni as Rising Pune Supergiants skipper
    Pune (Maharashtra) , Feb.19 : Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) has announced that Australian cricket captain Steve Smith will take over as skipper of the team from Mahaendra Singh Dhoni for the 2017 and 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

  • Congress doesn't want to end economic blockade in Manipur, says Rajnath Singh
    Guwahati, Feb 19 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday alledged that the Congress doesn't want to end the ongoing economic blockade in Manipur, which he termed as a conspiracy contrived by the Okram Ibobi Singh led state government.

  • Over 2.49 lakh students to appear in Assam Higher Secondary examinations
    Guwahati, Feb 19 : Over 2.49 lakh students will appear in the Higher Seconday Examination, 2017, under the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) which is scheduled to start from Monday.

  • Afghanistan: Premature explosion kills six ISIS militants
    Kabul, Feb 19 : At least six ISIS militants, including a local leader, were killed in a premature explosive detonation, local Khaama Press reported.

  • Nagaland: CM Zeliang decides to step down, NPF legislators to select new CM on Monday
    Guwahati, Feb 19 : Nagaland is set to get a new chief minister on Feb 20, following the stepping down of incumbent chief minister T R Zeliang on Sunday.

  • Srinagar now connected by low-cost AirAsia airline
    Srinagar, Feb 19 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday waved the flag "as a landing signal" to first AirAsia flight that touched down at the Srinagar airport.

  • Iraq starts offensive against ISIS in western Mosul
    New York [U.S.A.], Feb. 19 : Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday announced that Iraq has launched an operation to regain control of western Mosul from the Islamic State militants.

  • Nagaland CM Zeliang steps down, emergency meeting called on Monday
    Kohima (Nagaland) , Feb. 19 : Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang, amid agitation by tribal bodies, on Sunday decided to step down to make way for a 'consensus leader' to replace him.

  • Shimla: Man held for killing mother over family dispute
    Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , Feb. 19 : A man was arrested on Sunday for murdering his 68-year-old mother in Khaskandi village of Shimla's Rohru.

  • Sonia Gandhi condoles former CJI Altamas Kabir's death
    New Delhi , Feb. 19 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday expressed condolence at the demise of former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir.

  • Four killed, two injured in Bhiwandi factory fire
    Bhiwandi (Maharashtra) , Feb. 19 : At least four people died and two persons were injured in a major fire that broke out in a factory in Bhiwandi on Sunday afternoon.

  • Shivpal Yadav terms stone pelting at his motorcade 'a conspiracy by BJP
    Saifai (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 19 : As the third phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections concluded with 61.16 percent voter turnout, Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav on Sunday blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the stone pelting incident during his motorcade that took place in Jaswantnagar city.

  • UP polls: Mayawati targets SP, vows to remove 'Jangalraj'
    Jalaun, (Uttar Pradesh) Feb. 19 : Dubbing the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance as 'corrupt', Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Sunday said people were aware of the misdoings of the Akhilesh Yadav-led government and hence, must strive to remove 'Jangalraj' from the state.

  • Kings XI Punjab emerges with largest purse for IPL 2017 players' auction
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Feb.19 : On Monday (February 20), attention will shift to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Bengaluru, Karnataka, where the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction of cricket players from around the world will take place.

  • Sri Lanka take unbeatable 2-0 lead against Australia with narrow Geelong Twenty20 win
    Melbourne [Australia], Feb.19 : Sri Lanka on Sunday took an unbeatable two nil lead against Australia in a three-match Twenty20 international series through a two wicket win in Geelong.

  • Army chief flags off vintage car rally in New Delhi
    New Delhi , Feb.19 : Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, on Sunday, flagged off the seventh edition of 21 Gun Salute Vintage Car Rally, country's most premium vintage car event, in New Delhi.

  • South Africa beat New Zealand in Hamilton ODI
    Hamilton [New Zealand], Feb.19 : South Africa on Sunday beat New Zealand by four wickets in a one day international match played here.

  • Steve Smith replaces Dhoni as Rising Pune Supergiants skipper
    Pune (Maharashtra) , Feb.19 : Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) has announced that Australian cricket captain Steve Smith will take over as skipper of the team from Mahaendra Singh Dhoni for the 2017 and 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

  • UP polls: Over 53 percent voter turnout recorded till 3 pm
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 19 : A little over 53 percent voter turnout was recorded till 3 p.m. in the third phase of the ongoing assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.

  • BJP will have to get their blood pressure checked, once results are out: Akhilesh Yadav
    Jhansi (UP) , Feb. 19 : Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his 'blood pressure' jibe, incumbent Chief Minsiter Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will have to get their blood pressure checked after the election results are declared.

  • Pakistan: 11 militants killed by security forces in Kurram Agency
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb 19 : As many as 11 militants were killed by security officials in Kurram Agency on Sunday after they allegedly tried to enter Pakistan from Afghanistan.

  • Eminent Bengali singer Banashree Sengupta passes away
    Kolkata, Feb 19 : Veteran Bengali singer Banashree Sengupta died in a Kolkata hospital on Sunday morning at the age of 73.

  • West Bengal: Youth falls off crowded local train, dies
    Kolkata, Feb 19 : A nearly 30-year-old man was killed after falling from a local train at Latibpur area in West Bengal's Howrah district on Sunday morning, local media reports said.

  • After Kejriwal, AAP's Bhagwant Mann makes donation to Irom Sharmila's party
    New Delhi, Feb 19 : A day after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal donated Rs 50,000 to rights activist Irom Sharmila's party in Manipur ahead of the state elections, his party leader in Punjab, Bhagwant Mann, followed the suit.

  • Ahead of IPL season 10, MS Dhoni steps down as Rising Supergiants skipper
    Mumbai, Feb 19 : Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday stepped down as captain of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Rising Pune Supergiants, media reports said.

  • Trying to meet President Mukherjee: Stalin as DMK calls for hunger strike
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 19 : As the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) announced that it will hold a hunger strike on February 22 in all district offices of the party in Tamil Nadu, party president M.K. Stalin on Sunday said he will participate in the strike from Tiruchi, adding that the party members are trying to meet President Pranab Mukherjee.

  • 'Vanvaas' of development must end in UP: PM Modi
    Fatehpur (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 19 : Launching a scathing attack at the Samajwadi Party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said exile of development must end in Uttar Pradesh, while appealing the people to cast their vote for a government which would ensure safety in the state.

  • UP Polls: Over 38 percent voter turnout recorded till 1 p.m.
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 19 : With the ongoing polling for the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, a total of 38.96 percent voter turnout was recorded on Sunday till 1 p.m.

  • Sheikh Hasina says global community must help to relocate Myanmar refugees
    Munich [Germany], Feb. 19 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought the support of the international community for relocating Myanmar refugees to more spacious healthy areas in the country.

  • Tamil Nadu trust vote: DMK calls for hunger strike
    Chennai, Feb 19 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party on Sunday called for a hunger strike on Feb 22 at all of its district offices in Tamil Nadu to protest against the forceful eviction of its MLAs from the state Assembly during the trust vote, media reports said.

  • UP poll: 24.19 pct voters' turnout recorded till 11 AM, Akhilesh casts vote
    Lucknow, Feb 19 : As the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls is underway on Sunday, 24.19 percent voters' turnout has been recorded till 11 am, media reports said.