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'Scam 1992' star Pratik Gandhi completes 'Atithi Bhooto Bhava' shoot
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Pratik Gandhi has wrapped up the shoot of his upcoming Bollywood film, Atithi Bhooto Bhava. The film will see the Scam 1992 fame actor share screen space with Jackie Shroff and Sharmin Segal.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IAF precision strike to mark 2 yrs of Balakot ops
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian Air Force carried out a long range precision strike against a practice target to mark the second anniversary of the Balakot operation.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Jogira Sara Ra Ra! a special film for Nawazuddin, Kushan Nandy post lockdown
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Kushan Nandy says his upcoming film Jogira Sara Ra Ra! is special for lead actor Nawazuddin and him.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi World Cup: English shooters' quarantine halved to 7 days
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) In a big respite for English shooters preparing to compete at next month's New Delhi's World Cup, India's union health ministry has agreed to halve the 14-day quarantine period, a privilege that was granted to the England cricket team now playing in India at the moment.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
On the trail of 12 Indian fugitives who fled to London
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) At a time when a British court has ordered the extradition of diamantaire Nirav Modi to India to stand trial in a Rs 13,500 crore bank fraud after dismissing arguments of his "mental health concerns," saying they are not unusual in a man in his circumstances, while that of billionaire Vijay Mallya, also accused of financial crimes, hangs in the balance, a new book delves into 12 extraordinary cases over seven decades that have seen London emerge as a safe haven for those who want to escape the law in India and unravels the legal quagmire that has caused much debate in Her Majesty's courts - and consternation in New Delhi's corridors of power.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
2 arrested for plotting to assassinate activist Sushil Pandit
New Delhi, Feb 27 ( IANS ) In a major development, the Delhi Police on Saturday arrested two persons for allegedly conspiring to assassinate Kashmiri activist Sushil Pandit.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC seeks govt response on funds for TS patient
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre and AAP government in Delhi whether Rs five lakh for treatment of a patient suffering from Turner Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder causing deformity, can be made available after All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said that it has no funds.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Off-the-field 'doosra': Ashwin lashes out at pitch critics
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) India off-spinner R Ashwin's media interaction here turned a bit bitter at one point after an English journalist asked him about the pitch and whether the cricketer thought the pitch for the third Test was good.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Athawale demands 15% reservation for Kshatriyas in UP
Lucknow, Feb 27 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Ramdas Athawale on Saturday demanded 15 per cent reservation for the Kshatriya community in Uttar Pradesh. Speaking to the media in Lucknow Athawale said, "People of any community who live below the poverty line should be given reservation."
2021-02-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
SC stays quashing of FIR against T'gana minister
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court has stayed a Telangana High Court order which quashed a 2017 FIR lodged against Telangana Education Minister Audimulapu Suresh and his civil servant wife T.N. Vijayalakshmi, in an alleged disproportionate assets case.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Shah to visit poll-bound Puducherry, Tamil Nadu on Sunday
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Union Home Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Amit Shah will visit poll-bound Puducherry and Tamil Nadu on Sunday to participate in various poll-related programmes of the party.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP begins selection process for candidates in poll-bound states, UT
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Ahead of Assembly elections in four poll-bound states and a Union Territory beginning from March end, the BJP has kick-started its process to identify and select potential candidates.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kapu reservation leaders summoned for burning train
Amaravati, Feb 27 (IANS) Kapu reservation movement leader Mudragada Padmanabham and 41 others were served summons by the Railway Court for their alleged role in the burning of a train five years ago in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
4 causes of 'Zoom fatigue' identified
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) As logging onto popular video chat platforms to connect with colleagues, family and friends has become the new normal amid the pandemic, Stanford University researchers have identified four consequences of prolonged video chats that can contribute to the feeling commonly known as 'Zoom fatigue.'
2021-02-27
Category: India, New Delhi,Technology
Foreign skeet coach abandons Indian shooters before Olympics
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Italian skeet coach Ennio Falco will not train Indian shooters preparing for this year's Olympic Games as he has joined the Qatar national squad, an official of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
IMPPA urges Maha govt to form committee for subsidy to Marathi films
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association (IMPPA) has written a letter to the Cultural Affairs department of Maharashtra government highlighting lack of adequate subsidy to Marathi films over the past three years, which in turn is affecting the Marathi film industry.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IndiGo's select flights from Mumbai Airport from March 10
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Airline major IndiGo on Saturday said it will operate select flight to and from Terminal 1 at the Mumbai International Airport from March 10.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
21% Indians to take Covid vax at pvt hospitals
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) As the next phase of the Covid vaccination drive is slated to commence in two days, 21 per cent of Indians are likely to take their vaccines on payment basis at private hospitals, a survey has revealed.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana CM launches four schemes to mark Guru Ravidas anniversary
Chandigarh, Feb 27 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday launched four welfare schemes at a state-level programme organised here to mark the 644th birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
RSS has destroyed institutions and free press: Rahul
Chennai, Feb 27 (IANS) Congress leader and former AICC president Rahul Gandhi has charged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS) has destroyed the free press and institutions in the country in a systematic manner over the past six years. He was addressing a meeting of advocates at VO Chidambaram college hall, Tuticorn, on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Sonakshi Sinha: We're all sheltered by mother nature
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Sonakshi Sinha took out time on Saturday to reconnect with Mother Nature.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Youth Cong protests fuel price hike outside Smriti Irani's residence
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian Youth Congress on Saturday organised a protest against rising inflation, petrol, diesel and gas cylinder prices outside the residence of Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani, in New Delhi. Hundreds of Congress workers gathered and shouted slogans against the Central government.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
97 new cases, no Covid death in J&K in 24 hrs
Jammu, Feb 27 (IANS) J&K saw 97 new Covid cases on Saturday and 72 patients were discharged from hospital after recovering while no Covid-related death was reported from anywhere in the state during the last 24 hours.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
'Hunar Haat plays phenomenal role in Vocal for Local'
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that the 'Hunar Haat' is playing a "phenomenal and perfect role" in making 'Vocal for Local' campaign a mass movement.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vidyut Jammwal dedicates 'Teri mitti' song to mothers of stuntmen
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Bollywood action hero and martial arts enthusiast Vidyut Jammwal on Saturday dedicated a song for the mothers of stuntmen and action choreographers working on sets of films, who are all the time worried about the well-being of their sons.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
1 dead, 3 hurt in car-truck collision on Delhi-Jaipur e-way
Gurugram, Feb 27 (IANS) One person died and three people, including two women, were critically injured in a collision between a SUV and a truck near Rajiv Chowk on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway, the police said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
On BSY birthday, PM calls him 'most experienced leader' (Ld)
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) Warm birthday greetings poured in from all over the country, including BJP stalwarts like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, to Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa who celebrated his 78th birthday on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Urvashi Rautela: Excited about my first International music album 'Versace'
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela has shot her debut international music album titled Versace with Egyptian actor Mohamed Ramadan, and is naturally excited about it.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Why Punjab CM not acting against gangsters? asks BJP
Chandigarh, Feb 27 (IANS) Slamming Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for not taking action against gangsters, senior Punjab BJP leader Vineet Joshi on Saturday accused the Chief Minister of maintaining "silence" against two gangsters for vote bank politics.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
G-23 row: Cong says leaders respected but should do more in elections
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Congress tried to smoothen things out after the group of dissenters chose to attack the party leadership over ignoring them and not consulting the party leaders in decision making or not building a consensus on any decision.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Paddy procurement sees hike from last year
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Paddy procurement has registered an increase of 16.37 per cent against the last year's corresponding purchase of 570.30 LMT and paddy procurement for kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in Punjab, Haryana, UP, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Karnataka, West Bengal and Tripura.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
On BSY birthday, PM calls him 'most experienced leader'
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) Warm birthday greetings poured from all over the country, including BJP stalwarts like Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Union home minister, Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Aditya Nath, to Karnataka Chief Minister, B. S. Yediyurappa who celebrated his 78th birthday on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
From being mocked & doubted, Bumrah's 'action' takes him far
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) When Jasprit Bumrah started troubling young batsmen with pace generated by his quick arm action and short run-up at his school's cricket academy, a few other pace-bowling trainees approached their coach, mocking and doubting his action.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Wholesale growth expected to continue for tractors, PVs, 2Ws: Emkay
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Wholesale growth is expected to continue for tractors, passenger vehicles and two-wheelers said equity research firm Emkay.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NIA names 4 in Delhi-Jharkhand human trafficking charge sheet
Ranchi, Feb 27 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday filed its first supplementary charge sheet against four people for running a human trafficking racket from Jharkhand to Delhi and neighbouring states.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Centre finalises One District One Focus Product to promote in cluster approach
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Centre on Saturday said that the list of One District One Focus Product (ODOFP), which will be promoted in a cluster approach through convergence of the various schemes, has been finalised. The products have been identified from agricultural, horticultural, animal, poultry, milk, fisheries and aquaculture, marine sectors for 728 districts across the country.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Odisha passes resolution on Jagannath Heritage Corridor project
Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 (IANS) The Odisha Assembly on Saturday passed a resolution unanimously regarding the Jagannath Heritage Corridor project.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion
2.67 crore voters in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Electoral Officer Tikka Ram Meena on Saturday said Kerala has 2,67,31,509 voters which include 1,37,79,263 women, 1,29,52,025 men and 221 transgender voters.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'AP govt escaping from responsibility in VSP privatisation'
Visakhapatnam, Feb 27 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national spokesperson Kommareddy Pattabhi Ram on Saturday alleged that the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy-led Andhra Pradesh government is escaping from its responsibility in the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) issue.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Cabinet Secy reviews surge in Covid-19 cases
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Saturday chaired a high-level review meeting with Chief Secretaries of various states and Union Territories and advised them not to lower their guard, enforce Covid-19 appropriate behaviour and deal firmly with the violations.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Expected by Oct, 5G 'Test Bed' to boost telecom technology (IANS Exclusive Part-3)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Aimed at taking lead in 5G deployment, India's ongoing project to set up 'Indigenous 5G Test Bed' is expected to be ready by October this year to enhance national capability in telecom technology, giving a fillip to Indian telecom manufacturers.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Reduced circle rates in Delhi kick in
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi government has notified the 20 per cent reduced circle rates for land and immovable properties to boost transactions in real estate.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Why children go missing in Delhi? (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Tracing missing children is one of the prominent challenges before the Delhi. In recent times, the police have paid special attention to trace missing children with the Commissioner announcing out-of-turn promotion to policemen who trace and recover missing children.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Praveshotsav' campaign launched to admit children to schools in Bihar
Patna, Feb 27 (IANS) Schools from classes 1 to 5 are scheduled to resume in Bihar from March 1 after a long gap in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The Bihar government also plans to launch a 'Praveshotsav' campaign to enrol students in schools. Under this campaign, special efforts will be made for enrolment of students from classes 1 to 9.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
'Non-ferrous metals demand aided engineering exports'
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A sharp rise in global demand for non-ferrous metals like copper, aluminium and zinc along with their products have aided India's engineering exports through the Covid-19 pandemic, an EEPC India analysis showed on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
DDA approves Green Development Area policy
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has approved its Green Development Area (GDA) policy with some proposed modifications under its Master Plan-2021 and has sought a response from the public regarding the modifications within the next 45 days.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
John Abraham : Working in action films is like doing an item song for me
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actor John Abraham returns in a new action avatar in the gangster drama Mumbai Saga. He says performing an action scene, to him, is like doing an item song, and adds that he likes working in mass-oriented films because the mass audience has shaped his career.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Google AI helping improve maternal health, save wildlife
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Researchers from Google Research and IIT Madras have designed an AI technology that could provide an indication of women who are at risk of dropping out from the health information programme.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Madhuri: 'Choli ke peeche', 'Ek do teen', 'Chane ke khet' put me to test
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene says performances like Choli ke piche kya hai, Chane ke khet mein, Ke sera sera, Ek do teen and Tamma tamma put her to test.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India, B'desh won't allow misuse of territory
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) India and Bangladesh on Saturday reaffirmed their decision to not allow their territories to be used for any activity inimical to each other's interests.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy