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  • UN rights experts urge action to curb 'invisible threat' of toxic air
    New York, Feb 24 : United Nations human rights experts are calling for strong, urgent action by States to ensure that people around the world can enjoy the human right to live in environments free from contamination.

  • Kolkata hospital allegedly withholds critical patient until family surrenders fixed deposit papers
    Kolkata, Feb 24 : A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee warned privately-run hospitals to stop harassing patient-parties and making unfair bills for treatment, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata's Bypass area reportedly made a 7.23 lakh bill for treating a man for only seven days and allegedly forced his family to pay the entire bill to shift the critical patient, reports said.

  • China urges Philippine minister to 'exercise prudence' on S. China Sea issue
    Beijing [China], Feb. 24 : China on Friday urged the Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay to 'follow the trend of the times and exercise prudence on the South China Sea issue.'

  • Trump says his immigration policies to 'save countless American lives'
    New York [USA], Feb. 24 : U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his immigration policy is going to save 'countless American lives' as immigration officials are finding drug dealers and criminals and 'throwing them the hell out of' the country'.

  • Need freedom of expression, says 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' director
    Glasgow [UK], Feb. 24 : A day after 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' was denied certification by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for being 'lady oriented' and 'abusive', film director Alankrita Shrivastava says it is a matter of shame that she is a part of a society, where there is no freedom of expression.

  • TN CM Palaniswami meets PM Modi in Coimbatore
    Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 24 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

  • Assam CM directs all departments to utilize govt. fund within Mar 31
    Guwahati, Feb 24 : : In a bid to expedite the utilization of central funds, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal issued stern directions to all government departments to complete proper utilization of the same within Mar 31, 2017.

  • Centre to set up nine new Passport Seva Kendras in Assam
    Guwahati, Feb 24 : Union Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh on Friday said the Centre will set up nine new Passport Seva Kendras including at Diphu, Nagaon, Dibrugarh, Silchar in Assam.

  • India's Araku Coffee goes Global with Paris launch
    Mumbai, Feb 24 : Araku Global Holdings on Friday announced the opening of its flagship retail store in Paris, France, marking the global debut of Indian coffee brand 'Araku'.

  • Indian cricketing world appreciates Saha's flying catch
    Pune, Feb 24 : The Indian cricket world has apprecited wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha for his remarkable catch during Australia's first innings to dismiss Australian Steve O'Keefe on THursday.

  • Assam CM directs to repair all broken embankments by Mar 31
    Guwahati, Feb 24 : : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday directed the Revenue and Disaster Management Department to release fund for providing relief to the people affected by storm.

  • Sushma Swaraj expresses shock over Kansas shooting
    New Delhi, Feb 24 : Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Friday expressed shock over the killing of Indian engineer at a Kansas city bar shooting in USA.

  • R Ashwin breaks Kapil Dev's record
    Pune, Feb 24 : Indian spinner R Ashwin on Friday set a record as he broke Kapil Dev's long standing record of most Test wickets taken in a season by an Indian bowler.

  • Australia take 298 runs lead at stumps
    Pune, Feb 24 : Taking 298 runs lead, Australia finished the day at 143 runs for the loss of four wickets in their second innings at the end of the second day of the first Test match against India here on Friday.

  • China revises law to boost transparency of Red Cross societies
    Beijing [China], Feb. 24 : China's top legislature on Friday passed a revised law to boost the transparency and credibility of Red Cross societies in the country.

  • Delhi Police files chargesheet against accused in American national rape case
    New Delhi, , Feb. 24 : The Delhi Police on Friday filed a chargesheet against the four men accused of gang raping a U.S. tourist at the Patiala House Court in Delhi.

  • 'Focus on certification rather than censoring', says Prakash Jha on 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' row
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 24 : Condemning the decision of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for refusing to certify his upcoming Bollywood flick 'Lipstick Under My Burkha', producer Prakash Jha said, "This problem will end only when we will focus on certification rather than censoring the movie."

  • Being VP has been a learning experience: Hamid Ansari
    Onboard Air India One, Feb. 24 : Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday said that his nine years in office have been very productive and he has enjoyed them immensely.

  • Deepa Jayakumar launches new party 'MGR Amma Deepa Peravai'
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb.24: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar on Saturday launched a new party named 'MGR Amma Deepa Peravai' on the eve of the late former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's 69th birth anniversary.

  • Serious trade imbalance exists between India and Uganda: VP Ansari
    Onboard Air India One, Feb. 24 : En-route from Kampala to Delhi, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday said that a significant trade imbalance exists between India and Uganda.

  • Coimbatore: PM Modi unveils 112-feet tall bust of Adiyogi Shiva
    Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today unveiled a 112-foot tall bust of Adiyogi Shiva at the Isha Foundation at the foothills of Velliangiri mountains here.

  • ED issues notice to C.C. Thampi of Holiday Group for contravention of provisions
    New Delhi , Feb 24 : Enforcement Directorate on Friday issued show cause notice dated February 16, 2017 to CC Thampi and his three companies including Holiday City Centre, Holiday Properties, and Holiday Bekal Resorts Pvt. Ltd respectively for contravention of provisions of section 6 (3) (b), 6(3)(e), 6(3)(f), 6(3)(i) read with Section 47(3) and Section 6(6) of Foreign Exchange Management Act,1999 for the aggregate amount of Rs. 288 crore.

  • Panneerselvam maintains he is leader of 'true' AIADMK
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 24 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader and former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday said he is the true AIADMK leader and added that the MLAs who voted in favour of Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami during the February floor test don't represent the party in the state assembly.

  • Zulpikar Maimaitiali refuses to fight against Vijender Singh
    New Delhi , Feb.24 : WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion Zulpikar Miamiatiali, who was set to fight WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Champion and Indian boxing sensation Vijender Singh in the upcoming April 1 bout, has now backed out of the fight.

  • O'Keefe, Smith put Australia on top in Pune Test
    Pune , Feb.14 : Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe completed a six-wicket haul before Steve Smith's half-century guided Australia to a lead of 298 runs against India at the end of the Day Two of the opening Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium here on Friday.

  • Army Chief pays tributes to soldiers killed in Kashmir militant ambush
    New Delhi, Feb 24 : Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday paid tributes to three soldiers killed in a militant ambush in south Kashmir's Shopian district on Thursday.

  • Rotary District 3291 awarded scholarships to needy meritorious students
    Kolkata, Feb 24 : District Governor Rtn Shyamashree Sen handed over cheques to meritorious students in a ceremony organised by Rotary Calcutta West Ridge on Saturday afternoon.

  • Pranab Mukherjee wishes Kuwait on National Day eve
    New Delhi, Feb 24 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday extended his greetings and felicitations to the Amir and people of the State of Kuwait on the eve of their National Day.

  • BCC and I hosts Annual Manufacturing Conclave 2017 for MSMEs
    Kolkata, Feb 24 : An annual manufacturing conclave designated as the Power of Innovation in Manufacturing- Driving India's growth in the 21st century commenced under the collaboration of BCC and I, BIMS at the BCC and I recently in Kolkata.

  • Australia bundles out India for 105 runs on second day of first cricket test match
    Pune, Feb 24 : India was bundled out for 105 runs on Friday by the Australian team on Friday, the second day of the cricket test match being played at Pune.

  • At global UN consultation, health leaders underline need for action on migrant health
    New York, Feb 24 : Against the backdrop of health systems struggling to adapt to the growing needs of migrants around the world, health leaders from over forty countries, meeting at a United Nations consultation underscored the call for international collaboration to improve the health and well-being of migrants and their families.

  • TN: Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar launches new political party
    Chennai, Feb 24 : Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar on Friday embarked on a new journey and launched her political party.

  • Canada, U.S. concern with reappearance of Mumps
    Toronto, Feb. 24 : The outbreak of mumps in young adults in several provinces in Canada had been a cause of great concern to the public health officials, media reports said.

  • Problem not censorship, but 'patriarchal system', says 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' director
    Glasgow [UK], Feb. 24 : Commenting on the controversy surrounding certification of 'Lipstick Under My Burkha', film's director Alankrita Shrivastava on Friday said the problem was not about censorship, but patriarchal system where media is more focused on male desires and fantasies.

  • Telangana CM announces salary hike for VRA's
    Hyderabad (Telangana) , Feb. 24 : Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday announced 64.61 percent hike in the salaries of Village Revenue Assistants (VRA), who are working on hereditary basis.

  • China lodges representations to Myanmar over garment factory assault
    Beijing [China], Feb. 24 : The Chinese embassy in Myanmar has lodged representations to the Myanmar authorities following an assault by striking workers on a Chinese-invested garment factory in Yangon.

  • India, Germany confirm on Social Security Agreement to improve investments
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : India and Germany on Friday approved on a comprehensive Social Security Agreement (SSA) that will come into effect from May, to improve investment flows between the two countries.

  • Discover the 10 Must Have Accessories to Take While Traveling
    Before you go on your next trip, there are a few essential items that you should think about packing. Here are 10 must-have accessories to take while traveling.

  • East African Community is becoming an Economical and Political reality , says Ansari
    New delhi, Feb 24 : Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari on Friday said that the East African Community is taking shape as an Economical and Political Community and many of our programmes and initiatives in the region will no longer be purely bilateral but will have to be adapted to work for the entire community.

  • 61 Cavalry bags the Army Polo Championship
    New Delhi, Feb 24 : The famous Army Polo Championship that commenced on 31 Jan 2017 saw a thrilling final match on Friday between 61 CAVALRY and Army Service Corps after tough round of league matches which also saw participation from Corps of Artillery, Remount and Veterinary Corps and Armored Corps.

  • Klaasen earns call up to Proteas Test Squad
    Durban, Feb 24 : Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday named two uncapped players, Heinrich Klaasen and Theunis de Bruyn, in the Standard Bank Proteas Test squad for the three-match series against New Zealand starting next month.

  • Assam agriculture scam: CID arrests five officials
    Guwahati, Feb 24 : The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Assam police on Friday arrested five officials of agriculture department for being allegedly involved in the Rs 700 crore scam.

  • One NSCN (R) cadre nab in Arunachal Pradesh
    Guwahati, Feb 24 : Security forces have apprehended a NSCN (R) cadre in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.

  • 5.2 earthquake hits Manipur
    Imphal, Feb 24 : An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale hit Manipur on Friday, officials said.

  • Yoga a passport to health insurance: PM Modi
    Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , Feb. 24 : Emphasizing the significance of yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the entire world wants peace not only from wars but also from stress and it could only be gained by practicing yoga.

  • 'Indian audience is mature enough to decide', feels 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' producer Prakash Jha
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) ,Feb. 24 : "Indian audience is mature enough and they know what is right and wrong," feels Prakash Jha after his latest Bollywood movie 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' was denied certification by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

  • BMC polls: Independent corporators extends support to Shiv Sena
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 24 : Changez Multani, an independent corporator, on Friday extended his support to Shiv Sena.

  • Nepal: UML 'allows' House to deliberate over Constitution Amendment Bill
    Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb. 24 : Deliberations on the Constitution Amendment Bill finally started on Thursday, almost three months after it was registered at the Parliament Secretariat and a month and a half after it was tabled in Parliament, following the main opposition CPN-UML's decision to stay neutral.

  • Those joining ranks of militants sacrificing their lives for freedom, says Farooq Abdullah
    Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Feb. 24 : National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Friday said becoming militants were sacrificing their lives for the freedom of the nation.

  • Financial threats in 2016: every second phishing attack aims to steal your money
    New Delhi , Feb 24 : Almost half of all phishing attacks (fraudulent email messages or copycat websites that appear legitimate) registered in 2016 by Kaspersky Lab's heuristic detection technologies, were aimed at stealing their victim's money, according to an analysis of the financial threat landscape by Kaspersky Lab the company's experts.

  • Pakistan: Two killed as training aircraft crashes in Faisalabad
    Faisalabad [Pakistan], Feb. 24 : A training school aircraft crashed in Faisalabad on Friday, killing the instructor and the trainee pilot.

  • Trump rebukes FBI over failure to stop leaks
    New Delhi , Feb. 24 : U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday lambasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for being unable to stop the leaks to the media and directed them to find the leakers right away.

  • Pakistan wants good ties with India: Nawaz Sharif
    Ankara [Turkey], Feb. 24 : Asserting that Pakistan wants to have good ties with India, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said both sides should maintain good relations and avoid indulging in conspiracies against each other.

  • BJP making a mark in Odisha through its popular schemes: Dharmendra Pradhan
    New Delhi, , Feb. 24 : Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is making a mark in Odisha because of its popular schemes.

  • Stalin submits memorandum on Tamil Nadu assembly fiasco to President
    New Delhi , Feb.24: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Working President M.K Stalin met President Pranab Mukherjee today to seek a fresh trust vote in the Tamil Nadu Assembly through a secret ballot voting procedure.

  • Army Chief pays tribute to bravehearts of Shopian terror attack
    Srinagar , Feb.24, : Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat led tributes for bravehearts who had sacrificed their lives in a terror attack in Shopian in the recent weeks.

  • Kashmiri boys sacrificing lives for freedom, says Farooq Abdullah
    New Delhi, Feb 24 : Cautioning New Delhi against an effort to suppress the political aspirations of the people of the state, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that militants were 'sacrificing their lives for the cause of freedom'.

  • Calcutta Rowing Club and Santoor Ashram presents The Golden Trio
    Kolkata, Feb 23 : The magic of the Golden Trio comes alive on Mar 5 at the lawns of Calcutta Rowing Club, on the Lakes in Kolkata from 6:30 pm onward.

  • Wave of violence in Pakistan shows a horrific disregard for human life: Amnesty
    Islamabad, Feb 24 Over the past fortnight, a series of bomb attacks claimed by a slew of armed groups has claimed the lives of more than 120 people and injured several more, raising concerns about the protection of human life, said Amnesty International.

  • Syria suicide attack: 42 killed
    Al-Bab, Feb 24 : At least 42 people were killed in suicide attack carried out by militant group IS in Swesan area near al-Bab city of Syria, a monitor group reported.