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Manohar Parrikar admitted to Goa hospital

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was admitted to the Goa Medical College and Hospital here
this evening after he complained of uneasiness, a GMCH official said. Parrikar, 62, was
brought to the GMCH on a wheelchair, the official said, adding that he was accompanied by
a family member.

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Read more at The Economic Times

Sridevi, described as the Hindi film industry’s ‘first woman superstar’, died in
Dubai late on Saturday night after a massive cardiac arrest. Senior airport officials said
a 37-seater private aircraft flew from Mumbai to Dubai around 1.35pm on Sunday. Officials
said the flight would return to Mumbai only after all the procedures and after the
post-mortem was performed in Dubai.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 05:57:01 on 26 Feb

Read more at Hindustan Times

Undergoing hormone therapy may be effective in reducing age-related curvature of the spine
in post-menopausal women, finds a study.Hyperkyphosis, sometimes called dowager's hump, is
an exaggerated curvature of the spine that creates a forward stooped posture.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 10:56:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at India TV

Sustained medical efforts, for over five months, by a team of doctors at the Rainbow
Children’s Hospital in the city helped in saving a premature baby boy born in September
2017. Doctors said that the ‘miracle baby’, who was born with 450 grams of weight, was
healthy now and weighed 2.2 kgs.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 09:56:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at New Indian Express

People born with heart disease may be at a higher risk of early onset of dementia, finds a
study involving over 10,000 participants. Congenital heart disease, the most common type
of birth defect, involves a defect on the walls of the heart, the valves of the heart and
the arteries and veins near the heart.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 08:56:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at Indian Express

usiness for Elegance African Fashions in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood has seen a major
boost ever since Marvel's first black superhero movie, Black Panther has been
released. The movie has sparked a new interest in African fashion, which has had a
positive financial ripple effect for local designers.

short by S.V. Aarthi / 07:57:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at ANI

Tuberculosis is a curable communicable disease, but the State continues to face a huge
challenge. That there were 1,544 persons with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis and 54
with extreme drug resistance is a cause for concern, Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan
said here on Wednesday.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 07:56:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at The Hindu

Men with prostate cancer who get the gland removed may be just as likely to suffer
after-effects like erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence with robotic surgery as
with other operations, a UK study suggests.

short by Kaveri K S / 06:57:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at Deccan Chronicle

Video games, popular among children in the 1990s, have made a comeback with the advent of
virtual reality or VR, which gives users a sense of touch when augmented with add-on
instruments. A group of Indian engineers and neuroscientists has put these advances to use
in a field which is not entertainment – recovery of stroke patients.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 06:56:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at Scroll

A YouTuber who said that eating a raw vegan diet, drinking juice and praying to God cured
her cancer has passed away. Mari Lopez, one half of the vlogging duo Liz & Mari, succumbed
to an aggressive terminal cancer that spread to her blood, liver and lungs.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 06:26:01 on 25 Feb

Woman kicked off flight over period pain

A woman was kicked off an Emirates flight along with her boyfriend after she was overheard
complaining to him about period pain, according to a report. Beth Evans, 24, and Josh
Moran, 26, said they were booted from the Saturday flight from Birmingham in the UK to
Dubai after a flight attendant heard their conversation.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 05:56:02 on 25 Feb

Read more at NewYorkPost

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has found that private hospitals are
inflating medical bills by prescribing drugs which do not fall under price control and are
overcharging patients for medical tests and consumable items such as gloves and syringes.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 05:26:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at Scroll

A 52-year-old woman weighing 200 kg, who underwent a six-hour lifesaving bariatric surgery
at a hospital here has lost 30 kg and is currently recuperating well, the hospital said on
Wednesday. It took almost five hours for a team of six doctors to complete the challenging

short by Kaveri K S / 04:57:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at News18

Ikea India Pvt. Ltd, the local subsidiary of Swedish furniture retailer Ikea of Sweden AB,
plans to invest Rs3,000-4,000 crore in Maharashtra to set up multi-format stores and
experience centres, the company said on Thursday.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 04:26:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at Live Mint

Scientists don’t agree on when and how this dramatic increase took place, but new
analysis of 94 hominin fossils shows that average brain size increased gradually and
consistently over the past three million years.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 03:56:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at Heritagedaily

The Olympics are synonymous with extravagant opening ceremonies that usually culminate
with the lighting of the Olympic flame. But the ongoing Winter Olympics in PyeongChang,
South Korea, featured an extraordinary visual feat. The cold and windy night sky of
PyeongChang was dotted with 1,218 drones as they created history with the first-ever drone
light show at the Winter Olympics.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 03:26:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at Live Mint

Archaeologists exploring the world’s biggest flooded cave in Mexico have discovered
ancient human remains at least 9,000 years old and the bones of animals who roamed Earth
during the last Ice Age. A group of divers recently connected two underwater caverns in
eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet.

short by Kaveri K S / 02:57:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at Wire

Surgeons at Kovai Medical Center and Hospital performed a combined pancreas and kidney
transplantation on a 29-year-old patient from Salem who was suffering from Type 1
diabetes. A release issued by the hospital said that the medical team decided to perform a
combined pancreas and kidney transplantation as the patient was suffering from end stage
kidney failure.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 02:26:02 on 25 Feb

Read more at The Hindu

India’s space agency ISRO will attempt to launch its second lunar Chandrayaan-2, in
April this year, with a launch window that will last until October. Additionally,
ISRO’s new Chairman, Dr. K Sivan, declared that the total cost of the mission, including
launch, will amount to about US$125 million, with a mission duration of 1 year.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 01:56:02 on 25 Feb

Read more at Spacetech Asia

Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros has proposed to vaccinate the entire country
against yellow fever, after the disease emerged in new areas. The recommendation will now
be discussed with international organisations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO)
and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

short by Kaveri. K.S / 01:26:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at Buisness Standard

City-based entrepreneurs Vijay Tata and Amrita Tata launched New India, a charitable trust
on Wednesday and donated `200 crore to it for building a free cancer hospital for the
underprivileged. Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi was present in the city for the launch. The
couple decided to set up the hospital on the occasion of their daughter’s birthday.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 12:56:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at New Indian Express

Tuberculosis is a curable communicable disease, but the State continues to face a huge
challenge. That there were 1,544 persons with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis and 54
with extreme drug resistance is a cause for concern, Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan
said here on Wednesday.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 12:26:02 on 25 Feb

Read more at The Hindu

Snap's Snapchat on Tuesday responded to a petition that sought a reversal of
the messaging app's latest redesign. In its response, Snapchat did not agree to the
petitioners' demand but promised to roll out a new update in the coming weeks that will
bring some changes to the 'Friends and Discover' section in the app.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 11:56:02 on 25 Feb

Read more at NDTV

Minutes after she posted on social media that she had won an international medal in
skiing, congratulations poured in from all quarters — including from the Prime Minister,
Sachin Tendulkar and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Bollywood actors and industrialists.
Aanchal became an overnight sports celebrity.

short by S.V.Aarthi / 11:41:24 on 25 Feb

Read more at The Hindu

Turns out, surgery and anaesthesia can slightly affect memory of patients. The patients
may score lower on certain memory tests after having surgery and anaesthesia. In the study
of 312 participants who had surgery and 652 participants who had not, surgery between
tests was associated with a decline in immediate memory by one point out of a possible
maximum test score of 30 points.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 11:26:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at Deccan Chronicle
What can India expect from MWC 2018?

Mobile World Congress begins in less than a week, and with it, we expect a bunch of new
launches. Many, or even most of these devices will head to India and have a tangible
impact on the market here. From the Samsung’s to Xiaomi’s, we expect devices spanning
all market segments and those that will have a tangible impact on the Indian smartphone

short by Kaveri K S / 10:57:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at Techradar

It has come to light that e-cigarette vapours contain a significant amount of toxic
metals, which can be dangerous. According to a study conducted by at Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health, significant amounts of toxic metals, including lead,
leak from some e-cigarette heating coils and are present in the aerosols inhaled by users.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 10:26:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at Deccan Chronicle

Veteran actor Sridevi died in Dubai on Saturday after a cardiac arrest. She was 54.
Popularly hailed as the first female superstar of Hindi cinema, the actor was in Dubai
with her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi to attend nephew and actor Mohit
Marwah's wedding. Her sudden death shocked Bollywood and legions of her followers who
reached outside her Mumbai house.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 10:09:56 on 25 Feb

Read more at NDTV

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature for its Android and
Windows Phone beta versions. With the latest update, WhatsApp will add a new "Add group
description" tab in a group with placement depending on whether the viewer is part of the
group or not. The feature is expected to be available on iPhone in the coming days.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 09:56:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at NDTV

Mumbai City FC will aim to keep alive their relatively less chances of qualifying for the
semi-finals, when they lock horns with NorthEast United FC in their next Indian Super
League (ISL) encounter here on Thursday. The Mumbai-based team, who topped the league
stage last season, are placed seventh at the moment with 20 points from 15 matches they
have played so far.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 09:26:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at Buisness Standard

It was reported last month that online dating app Tinder had a security flaw which allows
strangers to see your photos and matches. Now, Appsecure has discovered a new flaw which
is potentially more damaging. The new vulnerability allows infiltrators to get access to
your account with the help of your login phone number.

short by Kaveri K S / 08:57:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at Ibtimes

Xiaomi, India’s leading smartphone vendor for the last two quarters, is back with two
new Redmi Note phones, the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro. For Xiaomi, India is one
of the most important markets where it has tasted success outside of China. Overall, 2017
was a great year for the company which is now back in the top five list of global
smartphone vendors.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 07:56:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at Indian Express
Bollywood actor Sridevi passes away

Bollywood actor Sridevi passed away on Saturday night after a cardiac arrest, confirmed
her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor. She was 54. “Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away.
I just landed here, I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai. It happened roughly
around 11.00-11.30. I don’t know more details yet,” Sanjay confirmed the news.

short by S.V.Aarthi / 07:26:03 on 25 Feb

Read more at Indian Express
Augmented Reality goes mainstream

It had retreated from the spotlight for a while, overshadowed by its virtual counterpart,
but the arrival of Pokemon Go and the huge investments by Google and Apple have brought
augmented reality back into the spotlight. Augmented reality is all about placing digital
objects in the real world.

short by Kaveri K S / 06:57:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at Live mint

A senior art historian from Germany Dr Corinna Wessels-Mevissen visited the Devunigutta
temple, located on a small hillock in the northeast side of Kothur village of Mulugu
mandal in the district. The temple, which resembles the world famous Angkor Wat temple,
came to limelight in August last year.

short by S.V.Aarthi / 06:55:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at Telangana Today

Nuance has decided to cut off support for Swype keyboard app so it could reportedly focus
on AI solutions for enterprise, according to an official statement given by the company to
XDA developers. The app is no longer listed on the Play Store and App Store. However,
users who have the app on their smartphones can still use it, but will not get any updates
or bug fixes in future.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 05:56:01 on 25 Feb

Read more at Live mint

BMW said on Friday it would recall 11,700 cars to fix their engine management software
after it discovered that the wrong programming had been installed on its luxury 5- and
7-Series models.“In the course of internal tests, the BMW Group has discovered that a
correctly developed software update was mistakenly assigned to certain unsuitable
model-versions,” the company.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 10:56:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at Live Mint

India’s law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that now that the collegium system for
appointing judges to the higher judiciary has been around for almost 25 years, maybe it is
time for an audit – done by the collegium itself – on how it has worked. It is not his
job to do the audit, Prasad added in an interview. “We respect the independence of the

short by Kaveri. K.S / 09:56:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at Hindustan times

In a bid to keep the world famous one-horned rhinoceros of Assam under the global
spotlight, the Assam government has decided to commemorate September 22 as “Rhino
Day”, an official said on Thursday.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 08:55:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at North East Today

The proposed concrete four-laning of the Mumbai-Goa highway will be completed by March
2019, Union minister for road, transport and highways Nitin Gadkari said at an event in
Mumbai on Friday. He said the Centre was planning to develop a coastal highway between
Mumbai and Goa on the lines of the Los Angeles-San Francisco Pacific Coast Highway in the
United States.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 08:26:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at Hindustan Times
Re-polling in 6 Tripura booths today

The EC has admitted to errors in the February 18 Tripura Assembly polls and said
re-polling would be held in six booths on Saturday. Chief electoral officer Sriram
Taranikanti was informed about the commission's order on Friday in a notice issued by EC
secretary Arvind Anand.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 07:55:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at Telegraph

Union minister and BJP leader Nitin Gadkari today said the perpetrators of the PNB bank
fraud will be brought to book and asserted the NDA government has never protected
scam-tainted people.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 07:26:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at The Economic Times

French IT services and consulting company Capgemini on Friday announced the appointment of
Anirban Bose as Head of its Financial Services Global Strategic Business Unit. Bose who
also was inducted to the Group Executive Board, succeeds Thierry Delaporte who has taken
on the role of Chief Operating Officer for the Group late last year.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 06:55:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at Buisness Standard

Chris Hughes was raised by Lutheran parents in Hickory, North Carolina, and they taught
him, by example, to tithe. Every year, they gave 10 percent of their income to the church
and other local charities, and Hughes carried that tradition into adulthood.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 05:55:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at Economic Times

Minutes before Donald Trump Jr came on to the Dais, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi had
expressed his concern over the current US administration’s immigration policies: an
immigrant from Iran himself, he wanted the US to remain as welcoming of immigrants who
flocked there in pursuit of the American Dream as it had been in the past.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 05:26:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at The Economic Times

A 70-year-old man writing his grandson’s class 12 board exams was among 62 people
arrested for alleged mass cheating in a college in Uttar Pradesh’s Atrauli, police said
on Friday. Aligarh senior superintendent of police R Pandey said three women and three
“paper solvers” were among those arrested from Tewathu village near Atrauli on

short by Kaveri. K.S / 04:55:02 on 24 Feb

Read more at Hindustan times

The cold war between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its alliance partner Telugu
Desam Party (TDP) over the alleged injustice to Andhra Pradesh in the central budget took
a new turn on Friday with the saffron party playing the Rayalaseema card and demanding
justice for the backward region.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 04:25:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at Hindustan Times

Wary of scrutiny in the wake of the Rs 11,400 crore financial fraud by Nirav Modiand the
case against Rotomac Global for defrauding Rs 3,695 crore, banks are rushing to the
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against more businessmen for defaulting on loans.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 03:56:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at Indian Express

More than 4.35 lakh voters will on Saturday decide the fate of 35 candidates contesting
the bypolls being held in Kolaras and Mungaoli assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh,
which will set the tone for the upcoming assembly elections. In the 2013 assembly
elections, Congress’s Ram Singh Yadav and Mahendra Singh Kalukheda had won in Kolaras
and Mungaoli.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 03:25:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at Hindustan Times

Australian PM Turnbull has declined to offer U.S. President Donald Trump any advice on gun
control days after the latest mass shooting at a U.S. school, despite Australia's success
in cutting gun violence. Australia has some of the world's toughest gun control laws,
introduced after its worst mass murder, when a gunman killed 35 people in the island state
of Tasmania in 1996.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 02:55:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at The Hindu

The 2018 Indian Premier League has already seen some players turning out for new
franchises in the mega-player auction in January. The tournament will also see the return
of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals after two-year bans in a spot-fixing and
illegal betting scandal.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 02:25:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at Hindustan Times

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju on Saturday averred that the prime
objective of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is to provide security and stability in
Nagaland. He further stated that the upcoming assembly election in the state is to define
the future of the state.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 01:55:02 on 24 Feb

Read more at ANI

US President Donald Trump has rolled out fresh sanctions against North Korea-linked
shipping assets, hailing the package as the "heaviest sanctions ever" levied on the
Pyongyang regime. Trump used a speech to conservatives just outside Washington to step up
his campaign of "maximum pressure" designed to force North Korea to roll back its weapons

short by Sangeeta Bose / 01:25:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at The Economic Times

Any attempt to question India’s sovereignty and unity will not be tolerated, Prime
Minister Narendra Modi said while addressing a joint press meet with his Canadian
counterpart Justin Trudeau whose government's link with Sikh radicals has cast a shadow on
his visit.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 12:26:02 on 24 Feb

Read more at The Economic Times

Indian spice Turmeric has for long been famous for its antiseptic and medicinal
properties. A new study has now claimed that turmeric is more effective than popular
painkillers at easing the agony of sports injuries.The study was published in the European
Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences journal.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 11:56:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at NDTV

On a visit that is being seen to hint at the AIADMK cosying up to the BJP, Prime Minister
Narendra Modi will travel to Chennai today to launch the state government's scheme for a
Rs. 25,000 subsidy for women to buy two wheelers. The launch of the scheme - Amma
Two-wheeler Scheme - has been timed to coincide with the birth anniversary of AIADMK
matriarch J Jayalalithaa.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 11:33:42 on 24 Feb

Read more at NDTV

The water in Bellandur lake falls under E-Class of the Central Pollution Control Board
since 1990. Officials in the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) said E-Class
is the lowest category and water bodies classified under it are only fit for industrial
cooling and irrigation. But officials and experts warn that the lake water should not be
used for irrigation.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 11:26:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at Deccan Herald

Pacer Jhulan Goswami’s injury may have blunted the bowling attack of the Indian
women’s cricket team, but the results of the ongoing Twenty20 Internationals show that
the other bowlers have managed to share the burden well. The Indian women’s cricket team
are leading the T20 series against South Africa after the fourth T20 game was washed out
on Wednesday.

short by Kaveri K S / 10:57:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at Live Mint

Drug inspectors seized expired medicines being sold by four medical shops in Nakkal Road
and Gunadala in the city on Thursday. Showcase notices were also served to the owners of
the medical shops. The vigilance, revenue and health department teams raided medical shops
in Vijayawada, in the wake of allegations of adulterated medicines being sold to the

short by Kaveri. K.S / 10:26:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at Deccan Chronicle

Amazon and Flipkart are boosting the jewellery category by strengthening delivery, adding
customer-friendly features and even looking at exclusives in the segment. This comes
despite industry experts citing very low jewellery sales online, especially on horizontal

short by Kaveri. K.S / 09:56:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at Economic Times

Former Pakistanbatsman turned commentator Ramiz Raja has lauded the star-studded Pakistan
Super League and has rated the T20 extravaganza second only to the bumper T20 attraction
IPL. The third edition of the PSLgets underway today and Ramiz believes this edition will
take PSL to even more unprecedented heights.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 08:56:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at Times of India
HC quashes cancellation of TRB exam

The Madurai Bench of the Madras HC on Thursday set aside the recent decision of the
Teachers’ Recruitment Board to cancel the examination conducted for the direct
recruitment of lecturers in government polytechnic colleges. The TRB had cancelled the
examination conducted in 2017 after allegations surfaced that the optical mark recognition
sheets were tampered with during evaluation.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 08:26:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at The Hindu

Indian batsman Manish Pandey says he has endured a tough time waiting for his sporadic
chances, asserting that he has what it takes to be a regular pick in the star-studded
middle order if given a longer rope. Pandey, who scored 79 not out off 48 balls in the
second T20 International here which South Africa won by six wickets to level the
three-match series 1-1.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 07:56:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at India Today

Coral reefs could start to dissolve before 2100 as man-made climate change drives
acidification of the oceans, scientists said on Thursday. Acidification will threaten
sediments that are building blocks for reefs. Corals already face risks from ocean
temperatures, pollution and overfishing.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 07:26:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at Hindusthan Times

If this sounds a little odd, it is — your blood type determines not only who you can
donate to, but it also influences your personal health. It can reveal the diseases
you’re most at risk of, or how severe they are if you get them. Malaria, for example, is
less harmful for people with type O blood.

short by Kaveri K S / 06:57:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at Hindustan Times

Canada became the latest to embrace franchise-based T20 cricket with the formation of the
Global T20 Canada. The announcement of the league - conceptualised, designed, developed
and managed by India's Mercuri Group in association with Cricket Canada - was done in New
Delhi on Thursday.

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Read more at Cric Buzz

One of the producers of a planned Rs 500 film on the Ramayana, Madhu Mantena, signed a
memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Uttar Pradesh government’s cinema arm Film
Bandhu. The MoU was sealed at the UP Investors Summit 2018, today, according to a
statement by the producer Madhu Mantena.

short by Kaveri. K.S / 05:56:01 on 24 Feb

Read more at Indian Express

Indian cricketer Murali Vijay has expressed disappointment on being dropped from his state
team, Tamil Nadu's squad for the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy. The decision to drop the
33-year-old was taken by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) after he failed to
report to the ground due to a shoulder injury for the game against Mumbai earlier this

short by Sangeeta Bose / 10:55:01 on 23 Feb

Read more at India Today

Akshay Kumar is in character for Kesari and he is surrounded by children dressed as Afghan
kids. The actor is shooting for the film based on Battle of Saragarhi, tweeted on Thursday
afternoon, “Innocent smiles galore on set today. Shooting with these lovely children
playing Afghani kids in #Kesari based on the Battle Of Saragarhi, one of the bravest
battles fought in India.”

short by Sangeeta Bose / 10:40:01 on 23 Feb

Read more at Hindustan Times

Ivanka Trump has received a red-carpet welcome on arrival in Seoul for a visit that will
seek to reaffirm America’s “strong and enduring commitment” to South Korea, amid
deep uncertainty over relations with North Korea after the Winter Olympics. She plans to
meet US athletes, with White House officials saying her trip will focus on sport.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 10:25:01 on 23 Feb

Read more at The Guardian

Turkmenistan on Friday announced the start of construction work on the Afghan section of
an $8 billion natural gas pipeline that will link the energy-rich Central Asian nation to
Pakistan and India. Turkmenistan holds the world’s fourth-largest natural gas reserves
but has been heavily dependent on gas exports to China after Russia cut back gas imports
in the past few years.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 10:10:01 on 23 Feb

Read more at Hindustan Times

India today successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable ‘Dhanush’ ballistic missile
with a strike range of 350 kms from a naval ship off Odisha coast. The surface-to-surface
missile, a naval variant of the indigenously-developed ‘Prithvi’ missile, was
test-fired from the ship positioned near Paradip in the Bay of Bengal at around 10.52 am,
the officials said.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 09:57:01 on 23 Feb

Read more at Indian Express

Pakistan now finds a place for itself on a global watchdog's terror-financing watch list
after a move by the United States of America to place Islamabad on that list succeeded.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to place Pakistan on its
terrorist-financing 'grey list'. Pakistan was previously on this grey list between 2009
and 2015.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 09:40:01 on 23 Feb

Read more at India Today

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath claimed that in the last 10 months, Uttar Pradesh
government has disbursed over Rs 80,000 crore to farmers via direct benefit transfer.
However, the DBT dashboard shows the UP government giving Rs 14,540 crore in 2017-18
through 682.5 million transactions, as of 21 February 2018.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 09:25:01 on 23 Feb

Read more at Firstpost

The Supreme Court has rejected a plea which sought extension of the deadline for seeding
Aadhaar to a host of services, such as banking and mobile phones, beyond March 31 on the
grounds that the hearing into a slew of petitions challenging the mandatory linkage of the
12-digit unique identity number would not be completed by the end of next month.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 09:10:01 on 23 Feb

Read more at The Economic Times

Global Corruption Perception Index for 2017, released by Transparency International, named
India among the "worst offenders" in terms of graft and press freedom in the Asia Pacific
region. The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of
public sector corruption, placed India at the 81st place.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 08:57:01 on 23 Feb

Read more at India Today

An unbeatable 2-1 lead already in its grasp, the Indian women’s cricket team would look
to extend its domination in the shortest format and achieve a rare double series win when
it takes on South Africa in the fifth and final Twenty20 International in Cape Town on
Saturday. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led team is 2-1 up in the 5-match T20I series after rain
washed out the fourth game.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 08:40:01 on 23 Feb

Read more at Indian Express

In what came as an icing on the cake on the last day of the Uttar Pradesh Investors’
Summit, railway minister Piyush Goyal made quite a few important announcements for the
state on Thursday. Goyal, who was the chief guest at the session on Ease of Doing Business
in Uttar Pradesh: The Dawn of New Era, announced that he had taken certain decisions on
the spot on CM Yogi's request.

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Read more at Hindustan Times

Some 10,000 credit and debit card holders have been affected by a data breach said to be
reported by Punjab National Bank (PNB), which is already reeling under a multi-crore rupee
financial fraud by two fugitive luxury jewelers. Security experts believe sensitive
information on the cards has been available for purchase through a website for at least
three months.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 08:12:01 on 23 Feb

Read more at Moneycontrol

Indian Super League (ISL) teams Kerala Blasters and Chennaiyin FC have already provided
some exciting match-ups between them. The 1-1 draw thanks to CK Vineeth's injury-time goal
in Chennai earlier this season was the latest of them. The reverse fixture at Jawaharlal
Nehru Stadium on tonight is expected to be no less intense as both teams are looking to
ensure a playoff berth.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 07:55:01 on 23 Feb

Read more at The Times of India

Three lists of probables were issued for admission into MBBS courses of private medical
colleges of the state in the mop-up round of NEET-2017. In the first two lists, there were
names of 940 candidates and in the third there were 3746 candidates up for admission. But,
none of the candidates from the three lists got admission.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 07:40:01 on 23 Feb

Read more at The Times of India

A 43-year-old man was arrested after CCTV footage caught him forcibly kissing a girl at
Turbhe station in the satellite city of Navi Mumbai. the woman was waiting to board a
train towards Thane when the accused identified as Naresh Joshi approached her. Footage
shows the accused approaching her, grabbing her by the shoulder and kissing her cheek.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 07:25:01 on 23 Feb

Read more at Hindustan Times

The Trump administration has announced a new policy that makes very tough the procedure of
issuing H-1B visas to those to be employed at one or more third-party worksites, a move
that will hugely impact Indian IT companies. The move will enable USCIS to issue H-1B
visas to an employee only for the period for which he/she has worked at a third-party

short by Sangeeta Bose / 07:12:01 on 23 Feb

Read more at The Times of India

A 50-year old woman passenger was saved by a Railway Protection Force (RPF) officer after
she slipped as she was trying to board a train in Mumbai. In a separate incident, a RPF
jawan saved a man who could have been killed while boarding a train in Mumbai.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 06:55:01 on 23 Feb

Read more at DNA

You wish there was more savagery and skewering all round, but Welcome To New York,
starring Diljit Dosanjh, Sonakshi Sinha, Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh, turns out to be
a limp, lame tribute to Bollywood. But sadly, there is no bite to the badness of this
enterprise, which is less a film, more an extended show-reel to celebrate an awards
function called IIFA.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 06:40:05 on 23 Feb

Read more at Indian Express

Actor Priyanka Chopra has quit as brand ambassador of celebrity jeweller Nirav Modi's
designer product line after allegations that the 48-year-old was at the centre of a
massive bank fraud. Nirav Modi and his family had left the country before the scam broke
out and his lawyer has declined to indicate if and when the billionaire would come back to
the country to face the probe.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 06:27:01 on 23 Feb

Read more at NDTV

While announcing Android Go during the opening keynote of the I/O developers conference in
2017, Google had said it is a program that aims to improve the budget smartphone
ecosystem. Now, the technology giant has stated that the first set of smartphones running
Android Oreo (Go edition) will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 06:10:02 on 23 Feb

Read more at Gadgets 360

Nirav Modi might have escaped the legal consequences for the Rs 114-billion Punjab
National Bank (PNB) scam so far, but central probe agencies have kept up the pressure. The
Enforcement Directorate on Friday said it had frozen bank deposits and shares worth about
Rs 440 million (Rs 44 crore) of the his group and seized a huge collection of imported
watches from linked locations.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 05:55:01 on 23 Feb

Read more at Business Standard

As Delhi Police today reached the residence of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for
collecting evidence related to an alleged assault on chief secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP
MLAs, Kejriwal in a tweet said that investigating agencies should show equal urgency to
probe the death of CBI judge BH Loya and question Amit Shah in that regard.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 05:40:01 on 23 Feb

Read more at The Times of India

The superstar isn't hanging up his boots just yet. In a surprise announcement, it has been
revealed that Rajinikanth will act under maverick director Karthik Subbaraj in his next
film. The film will be produced by Sun Pictures.

short by S.V.Aarthi / 05:25:02 on 23 Feb

Read more at The News Minute

Call it superstition or the fear of death. Legislators in the state are beginning to
suspect that the Rajasthan assembly is haunted by spirits. The lawmakers believe that the
House never retains its maximum strength of 200 members for long, either because one or
the other member resigns, goes to jail or has an untimely death. And they blame it on
‘evil spirits’.

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Read more at The Times of India

US businesses and diplomats are pressing India to cut tariffs, industry and government
sources say, after New Delhi's move to increase customs duties on dozens of products to
help its flagship Make-in-India drive aggravated differences over trade.

short by S.V.Aarthi / 04:55:37 on 23 Feb

Read more at DNA

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is all set to address an all-women public meeting, Stree
Shakti Samavesh, in Bijapur district of Karnataka during his three-day campaign starting
February 24. This public meeting will roll out the party's plans to rope in more women
into its fold, with Mahila Congress pressing into action already by charting outreach

short by Sangeeta Bose / 04:40:23 on 23 Feb

Read more at India Today

A major fire broke out at Seutic Pharma Private Limited in Jeedimetla industrial area
located on the outskirts of Hyderabad during early hours on Friday. Six workers suffered
burn injuries and two of them are in critical condition. The injured have been rushed to
Gandhi Hospital in Secunderabad for treatment, said police.

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The Supreme Court today sought the response of the Delhi Police on a plea filed by BJP
leader Subramanian Swamy seeking an SIT probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi
Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and A M Khanwilkar issued
a notice to the police on Swamy's plea, leaving open the question of maintainability of
the petition.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 04:10:11 on 23 Feb

Read more at The Economic Times

A 27-year old tribal youth said to be "not of sound mind" was beaten to death in Kerala by
a lynch mob which had accused him of theft, according to the mother. The turn of event on
Thursday has elicited response from across the state after a perpetrator of the beating
posted a selfie taken just minutes before the crime.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 03:55:03 on 23 Feb

Read more at Firstpost

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau inked six MoUs on
Friday, after holding bilateral talks on a wide range of topics. Their talks a range of
issues including terrorism and extremism. Delivering a joint statement, PM Modi said it
was important for the two countries to work together to fight the menace of terrorism and

short by Sangeeta Bose / 03:40:04 on 23 Feb

Read more at Indian Express

An 18-year-old 'Dalit' girl was burnt alive by unidentified persons under the limits of
Bara Sagwar police station in Unnao district on Thursday. Her charred body was found at a
distance of nearly 100 meters from her house. The incident occurred minutes after she had
left home on her bicycle for the Tedha bazar when the accused threw petrol and set her on
fire, police said.

short by Sangeeta Bose / 03:25:02 on 23 Feb

Read more at The Times of India

Tamil Nadu health department on Wednesday launched a free clinic for cosmetic surgery at
Chennai’s Stanley Medical College and Hospital. While the hospital had reportedly been
doing breast reconstruction surgeries for cancer victims, they are now extending services
to those who wish to alter their breast size.

short by S.V.Aarthi / 03:11:17 on 23 Feb

Read more at Indian Express

Kenya's Olympic officials said Monday plans have been finalized to send the country's
first female athlete to the Winter Olympic Games. Sabrina Wanjiku Simader, 19, will be
Kenya's sole representative at the Winter Olympics scheduled for Feb. 9-25 in PyeongChang,
South Korea.

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Read more at Xinhua Net