• China to host two-day first BRICS Sherpas meeting in Nanjing
    Beijing [China], Feb.22 : China will host the first BRICS Sherpas Meeting in Nanjing in the country's Jiangsu Province.

  • China has indisputable sovereignty over South China Sea, says its foreign ministry
    Beijing [China], Feb.22 : Rejecting the contention of the United States that China is building structures on the South China Sea islands for possible use to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, the country's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that no country could question Beijing's right over the South China and its adjacent waters.

  • ED won't accept Zakir Naik's proposal to respond to summons via video conferencing: Sources
    New Delhi Feb. 22 : The Enforcement Directorate is unwilling to accept proposal of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, seeking to record statement and respond to summons via video conferencing or e-mail, said sources.

  • Waugh advises Aussies to 'fire up' Kohli only when he starts scoring
    Melbourne [Australia], Feb. 22 : Former Australian skipper Steve Smith has called on the Steve Smith-led side to be cautious while indulging in verbal battle against Indian captain Virat Kohli in the four-match Test series starting Thursday at Pune.

  • 1996 fake encounter case: CBI sentences four police officials to life imprisonment
    Bhojpur (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 22 : A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Wednesday sentenced four Uttar Pradesh cops including a Station House Officer to life imprisonment in the Ghaziabad fake encounter case.

  • MJ Akbar visits Maldives to strengthen prosperity between two nations
    New Delhi Feb. 22 : Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar visited Maldives on February 21-22 to reiterate India's support for a stable, democratic, peaceful and prosperous Maldives fulfilling the aspirations of its citizens.

  • Mamata announces regulatory body to curb anti-patient private hospital malpractices
    Kolkata, Feb 22 : Following a meeting with the authorities of privately-run hospitals over the allegations of patients' harassment and mindless billing, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced to form a health regulatory committee to monitor private nursing homes' activities.

  • Rival student groups clash outside Delhi's Ramjas college over Umar Khalid seminar
    New Delhi, Feb 22 : About 20 students were injured in clashes that broke out among rival groups of students outside Delhi's Ramjas college on Wednesday over cancellation of a seminar where controversial JNU student leader Umar Khalid was invited, reports said.

  • Fake 2,000-rupee notes from Delhi ATM
    New Delhi, Feb 22 : : In a perplexing incident, a State Bank of India ATM at South Delhi's Sangam Vihar dispensed 'fake' Rs 2000 notes, media reports said.

  • Hindustan Power conferred with the 'Best Employer Branding Empowered Company' award
    New Delhi, Feb 22 : Hindustan Power - India's leading integrated power player - has been bestowed with the 'Best Employer Branding Empowered Company' by the Indian Brand Conventions & BAM (Branding, Advertising and Marketing) Awards 2017.

  • Gurmeet Choudhary releases poster of Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana on his birthday
    Mumbai, Feb 22 : Actor Gurmeet Choudhary, who turns a year older Wednesday, has a very special gift for his fans on the occasion of his 33rd birthday.

  • Reliance boosts market on Wednesday but IT stocks cap the gain
    Mumbai, Feb 22 : The Indian market ended Wednesday on a mixed note, with BSE Sensex up 103.12 points at 28864.71 and NSE Nifty up 19.05 points at 8926.90 but the market breadth was negative, with nearly 1763 shares declining and 1088 shares advancing on the BSE.

  • Suresh Prabhu unveils new train Antodaya Express aimed at unreserved travel
    New Delhi, Feb 22 : Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inspected the newly turned rake of Antyodaya Express at Safderjung Railway Station, in New Delhi, on Wednesday.

  • Union Cabinet approves signing of Air Services Agreement between India and Greece
    New Delhi, Feb 22 : The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, has approved the signing of Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Greece.

  • Bihar Congress VP Brajesh Pandey resigns after molestation charge
    Patna, Feb 22 : : Bihar Congress Vice President Brajesh Kumar Pandey has resigned from the post after being accused of molesting the minor daughter of a former state minister, also from the Congress.

  • Tension prevails in Hyderabad over proposed TJAC rally on unemployment issues
    Hyderabad, Feb 22 : Tension prevailed in Hyderabad on Wednesday following detention of Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) Chairman M. Kodandaram in the wake of proposed rally of unemployed youth, according to media reports.

  • PETA to move SC against Jallikattu, Kambala
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : In a bid to put an end to the bull-taming sport of Tamil Nadu, Jallikattu, and the buffalo race of Karnataka, Kambala, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Wednesday said it will move the Supreme Court challenging the legislation passed by the assemblies of both states for having allowed these sports.

  • Cabinet approves signing of MoU between India and Australia in development sector
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : The government has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Australia for promotion and development of cooperation in civil aviation security.

  • Cabinet approves signing of agreement between India and Poland on cooperation in agriculture
    New Delhi Feb. 22 : The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval for signing of an agreement between India and Poland on cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.

  • Cabinet approves signing of Air Services Agreement between India and Greece
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : In order to encourage greater trade, investment, tourism and cultural exchange between India and Greece, Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the signing of Air Services Agreement (ASA) between the two countries.

  • Corruption allegations against Sharif's family in Panamagate not 'frivolous': Pak SC
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 22 : Pakistan's Supreme Court has observed that the corruption allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family in connection with Panamagate case were not frivolous' as they could be right or wrong.

  • HP launches OMEN gaming portfolio in India
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : HP Inc. launched the debut of its gaming portfolio in India - OMEN by HP, featuring an array of products built for gamers combining the latest in PC innovation, delivering power and performance to dominate competition.

  • Netflix picks up Scorsese's 'The Irishman' from Paramount
    Los Angeles [USA], Feb. 22 : The mob is heading to Netflix!

  • Furlenco collaborates with Pocket Aces to launch content campaign
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : Online furniture rental company Furlenco has announced its partnership with Pocket Aces, a digital entertainment company to launch a new campaign 'Own experiences' to persuade millennials to commit to experiences and not furniture.

  • With Congress by our side, bicycle will charge ahead with full speed: Akhilesh Yadav
    Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 22 : Expressing complete confidence in the Samajwadi Party (SP)-Congress alliance, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said that the party with 'pedal ahead' with full speed now that it had the support of the grand old party.

  • After Mulayam now Shivpal rejects SP-Cong alliance, says wont campaign for Congress candidates
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb 22 : Treading similar paths as Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh over the idea of SP- Congress alliance, his brother Shivpal Singh Yadav has now come forth with a shocker that he will not campaign for any grand old party candidate.

  • Washington jury charges over 200 for rioting on Inauguration Day
    Washington D.C [US], Feb. 22 : More than 200 people have been charged with rioting in connection with Inauguration Day protests in Washington last month.

  • Job creation through growth: New ASSOCHAM President
    New Delhi , Feb 22 : Welcoming various steps taken by the Government to curb black money and corruption, new ASSOCHAM President Sandeep Jajodia today said, as economy is still in the stage of remonetization, the people should be encouraged and not discouraged to start spending again. Enough cash in both rural area and cities, along with some bold and pragmatic decisions on issues like bank NPAs would be key drivers for reverting to eight percent growth, he said.

  • Civil aviation minister Gajapathi Raju launches SKYREV360
    New Delhi , Feb.22 : The Airports Authority of India is looking beyond national boundaries and interests and is undertaking newer business initiatives by exploring global aviation markets for providing consultancy, construction, management services, export services and undertaking operations abroad in relation to airports, air-navigation services, ground aids and safety services beyond national borders.

  • KCR's 'golden' Tirupati tribute: Congress dubs it 'gross misuse' of public money
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has come under the radar of the Opposition parties post his flamboyant tribute at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateshwara near Tirumala.

  • Agusta Westland case: Delhi HC adjourns CBI's plea challenging S.P. Tyagi's bail till March 15
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing over the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) bail cancellation plea against former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief S.P. Tyagi and others in the Agusta Westland case till March 15.

  • Pune: SpiceJet flight delayed by six hours due to mechanical issue
    Pune (Maharashtra) , Feb. 22 : A spiceJet flight, which was to fly from Pune to Delhi, on Wednesday was delayed for six hours after its windscreen was found broken.

  • Turkey: Female soldiers to wear headscarves for first time
    Ankara [Turkey], Feb. 22 : Female members of the armed forces of Turkey will be able to wear headscarves for first time, according to a Turkish Defense Ministry policy announced on Wednesday.

  • France, China sign deals on nuclear energy, science
    Hong Kong [China], Feb.22 : China and France have signed agreements for cooperation on nuclear energy and science.

  • Kashmir government turns public libraries to E-learning centers
    Srinagar , Feb.22, : Rejuvenating the culture of library, Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday launched E-learning program by installing computers in the state's public libraries, thus assisting students to prepare for competitive exams like JEE, CET and so on.

  • Andhra Pradesh signs MoUs with VISA, Thomson Reuters for fintech
    Mumbai, Feb 22 : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu Wednesday presided over the signing of two significant Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with fintech multinationals Visa and Thomson Reuters at Mumbai.

  • Exciting end caps fine show in ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier 2017
    Colombo, Feb 22 : A pulsating last-ball thriller provided a fitting finale to the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier 2017, an important tournament that brought together 10 teams in a testing format that impacts the teams' progression in the coming months and years.

  • Israel Ministry of Tourism conducts road show across 3 cities
    Hyderabad, Feb 22 : The Israel Ministry of Tourism hosted their first Road Show of 2017 in Chandigarh followed by Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. The roadshow was conducted in a networking workshop format and saw an attendance from '3 Tour Operators' from Israel.

  • Constantine and his staff leave Indian Colts mesmerized
    New Delhi, Feb 22 : It might not be everyday that a Youth Team gets the support staff and even a Head Coach of a Senior National Team. And while Stephen Constantine and his support staff work tirelessly with the Indian U-17 World Cup Squad gearing for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 India, the young Colts are all mesmerized and inspired by Constantine and his team.

  • Kerala : CM warns against moral policing after couple goes to FB showing live their harassment
    Thiruvanthapuram, Feb 22 : : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had directed the state DGP to take strict action against the moral policing by his force a day after the incident in which a young couple was harassed by police.

  • NDMA starts advance preparations for tackling heat wave this year
    Hyderabad, Feb 22 : The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) rolled out its plans for tackling heat wave this year with a national workshop on Preparation of Heat Wave Action Plan in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

  • Students clash outside Delhi's Ramjas college over cancellation of seminar
    New Delhi, Feb 22 : : Clashes broke out among rival groups of students outside Delhi's Ramjas college on Wednesday over cancellation of a seminar where controversial JNU student leader Umar Khalid was invited, reports said.

  • Fire in Kozhikode shop, no casualty reported
    Kozhikode, Feb 22 : : A major fire broke out in a textile shop in Kozhikode's SM Street on Wednesday, reports said.

  • Jolly LLB 2 crosses Rs 100 cr-mark
    Mumbai, Feb 22 : Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar's courtroom drama, Jolly LLB 2, has crossed Rs 100 crore mark in the 12th day of its release.

  • DMK petition against Tamil Nadu Trust vote: High Court adjourns hearing, seeks video footage of Assembly bedlam
    Chennai, Feb 22 : : The Madras high court on Wednesday adjourned till Monday the hearing on the opposition DMK's petition challenging Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswamy's trust vote and sought the video footage of the Assembly ruckus, reports said.

  • Delhi HC to pronounce judgement on nursery admission norms on February 27
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : The Delhi High Court (HC) on Wednesday reserved its stay order on the nursery admission notification of the Delhi Government and will pronounce its order on February 27.

  • Will the new Nagaland CM ease tensions in Manipur?
    By Onkareshwar Pandey, New Delhi , Feb.22 : By handing over the reins of government in Nagaland to Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu, replacing incumbent T.R. Zeliang, the ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) has tried to kill two birds with one stone. The 81-year-old Liezietsu is very popular Naga leader not only in his own state Nagaland, but the hilly areas of neighbouring Manipur also, which is called "South Nagalim" by Naga people, where elections are being held on 4th and 8th of March.

  • About 20 pct of all spam emails in Q4 2016 distributed ransomware Trojans, says Kaspersky Lab
    New Delhi , Feb 22 : According to Kaspersky Lab "Spam and phishing in 2016"report, about 20 percent of all spam emails in Q4 2016distributed ransomware Trojans. The Kaspersky Lab spam report also identified the following trends in 2016

  • Yamaha Motor celebrates 'Yamaha Motor Innovation Center'; shapes and ideas for new dimensions
    New Delhi , Feb 22 : Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has conducted an inauguration ceremony today for the Yamaha Motor Innovation Center (originally known as the New Design Building), which will become the focal point for cutting-edge design initiatives that drive product design development and new innovation.

  • Apollo Munich Health Insurance wins Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management 2017
    New Delhi , Feb 22 : Leading standalone health insurer, Apollo Munich Health Insurance has been awarded the Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management (GPARM), instituted by the Institute of Directors (IOD) and recognized as the hallmark of excellence worldwide. The award was conferred on the health insurer for its robust risk management practice and steadfast focus on identifying and averting any risk that can impact its business and stakeholders.

  • Spectranet brings unlimited 100 Mbps fibre broadband to Bengaluru
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : Optical fibre broadband service provider Spectranet on Wednesday announced their next phase of expansion in South India by launching its operations in Bengaluru.

  • Not fair to compare me with Kohli: Umar Akmal
    Karachi [Pakistan], Feb.22 : Playing down his comparison with Virat Kohli, middle-order Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal believes it is absolutely unfair to liken him with the Indian skipper since they both bat at different numbers.

  • Scuffle between AISA, ABVP over cancellation of Umar Khalid's talk at Ramjas College
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : A clash broke out between All India Students Association (AISA) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) students over cancellation of JNU student Umar Khalid's talk at Delhi University's Ramjas College.

  • Customs officials arrest Afghan national for violation of Wildlife Protection Act
    New Delhi , Feb.22 : Customs Department officials on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of an Afghan national in the Terminal Three (T-3) complex of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) for carrying items that were in violation of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

  • West Bengal: Fake passport racket busted in North 24 Parganas
    North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) , Feb.22 : A fake passport racket was busted by the North 24 Parganas district police in Barasat on Wednesday.

  • PEPSCON 2017 showcases new technologies and usage of pre-cast structures
    New Delhi , Feb. 22 : PEPSCON 2017, a two day international conference and exhibition, with a theme- ' Housing for All by 2022', which began here today, witnessed participation from government implementing agencies, policy makers, consultants, engineers, architects, technology providers and others.

  • Going against Australia fully aware of their strengths, weaknesses: Kohli
    Pune , Feb.22 : Riding on the euphoria of a fairytale 19-match unbeaten streak, Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday insisted that his side is not bothering about Australia's recent form and is rather focusing on their own strength in the four-match series beginning tomorrow at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium.

  • Low penetration and regulatory push augur well for India's debt capital markets: ICRA
    New Delhi , Feb 22 : India's debt capital markets have grown significantly during the last few years as reflected in the increase in total debt outstanding (sovereign + private sector) to Rs. 106.88 lakh crore as on December 31, 2016 from Rs 45.31 lakh crore as on March 31, 2011 (CAGR of 15 percent during the period).

  • Beware! Zika can be a reason for miscarriage
    Washington D.C. (USA), Feb. 22 : Beware to-be mothers! According to a recent study, Zika virus could lead to a greater risk of miscarriage in the early stage of pregnancy.

  • 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).