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Competitions important for growth, says DJ Skip

Competitions important for growth, says DJ SkipPune, Feb 16 (IANS) DJ Skip has represented India at various world DJ championships. He has been in the industry for a while, but doesn't shy away from participating in competitions as he feels they help in improving skills.


Badminton nationals: Railways want champions AAI disqualified

Badminton nationals: Railways want champions AAI disqualifiedGuwahati, Feb 16 (IANS) The Senior National Badminton Championship here on Saturday got embroiled in a controversy as runners-up Railways alleged that newly crowned champions Airport Authority of India (AAI) have fielded "ineligible" players and appealed for their disqualification. In a letter to Badminton Association of India (BAI) Secretary Ajay Singhania, the Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) said the teams had been informed they cannot field players on scholarship and on contract in the team championship ahead the Junior Nationals in December. This has resulted in Indian Railways missing out on the title," the RSPB letter read.


Film reviews helped me gain visibility: Raj Kumar Gupta

Film reviews helped me gain visibility: Raj Kumar GuptaMumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Director Raj Kumar Gupta of "No One Killed Jessica" fame says reviews by critics helped him gain visibility and reach out to his target audience. "At the beginning of my career, reviews by critics helped me gain visibility and reach out to my target audience," Gupta said during a session at ActFest, here on Saturday. "I believe, when we are making independent films with small budgets, reviews play an important role.


Sidhu no longer part of "The Kapil Sharma Show"

Sidhu no longer part of "The Kapil Sharma Show"Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Following uproar over his remarks letting of Pakistan after the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir by Jaish-e-Mohammad militant that claimed 49 lives, Punjab cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been dropped from the popular "The Kapil Sharma Show" on television. According to a source close to the show, Sidhu will no longer be part of the Sony Entertainment Television comedy. The Punjab Minister, who has been for several years part of Kapil's show, had on Friday during a media interaction, said, "Nations cannot be held responsible for the dastardly acts of terrorists.


I-League match to be held in Srinagar as scheduled, says CEO Dhar

I-League match to be held in Srinagar as scheduled, says CEO DharNew Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The I-League encounter between Real Kashmir and Minerva Punjab will be held in Srinagar as scheduled on February 18, I-League CEO Sunando Dhar confirmed this on Saturday. As a fallout from the terror attack in Pulwama, Minerva Punjab had appealed to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to change the venue of the match, owing to security concerns.


ISI is behind 'Talibani style' attack: MQM founder Altaf Hussain on Pulwama terror attack

ISI is behind 'Talibani style' attack: MQM founder Altaf Hussain on Pulwama terror attackReacting to the Pulwama attack which claimed lives of more than 40 CRPF men in Jammu and Kashmir, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founding leader Altaf Hussain said the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was "behind" the suicide bomber attack which was done in "Talibani" style. Hussain while condemning the incident said he shared the feelings of the bereaved families. He vehemently slammed the terrorist organization, Jaish-e Muhammad (JeM) for carrying out suicide terror attack on a convoy of Indian Central Reserves Police Force - CRPF in Pulwama in Kashmir under Indian administrative control. He expressed his solidarity with the slain cops and bereaved families. It is pertinent to mention that the terrorist organization JeM has owned the responsibility of the suicide attack on CRPF. Mr Hussain said that it is an established factor and reality that JeM was founded in Pakistan and operates from Pakistan across the world. Its headquarters is based in Pakistan. The videotaping of the suicide attack proved that JeM is not an ordinary terrorist organisation fully trained by the ghoulish ISI. He said that, "One of retired Pakistan army General Shoaib had on Pakistani TVs claimed that India would shortly face suicide attacks in Kashmir." "Pak army Generals have to revisit their schemes of making the word a hell." The whole world is pointing at ghoulish Pakistani military after Pulwama terror attack.


Kohli postpones sports awards for Pulwama martyrs

Kohli postpones sports awards for Pulwama martyrsNew Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Virat Kohli Foundation announced on Saturday that the India skipper has decided to postpone the RP-SG Indian Sports Honours in honour of the 49 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers who were martyred in a terrorist attack in Kashmir recently. "Virat Kohli annually rewards excellence in sports and nurtures promising athletes through the Virat Kohli foundation. The RP-SG Indian Sports Honours that was supposed to happen tomorrow night has been postponed by Virat as a mark of respect to the CRPF jawans who were martyred at Pulwama by a tragic terror attack," the foundation said in a statement.


How come Jhansi Ki Rani can dance but not Rani Padmavati?

How come Jhansi Ki Rani can dance but not Rani Padmavati?Director Krish Jagarlamudi is done with the bickering with Kangana Ranaut. If she wants to believe she directed all of 'Manikarnika', so be it. Everyone knows the truth," asserts Krish and vows to not get into any more war of words with the film's aggressive leading lady and co-director.


EAM Sushma Swaraj leaves for 4-day visit to Bulgaria, Morocco and Spain

EAM Sushma Swaraj leaves for 4-day visit to Bulgaria, Morocco and SpainExternal Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj left from Delhi for a four-day visit to Bulgaria, Morocco and Spain. She will strengthen India's relations with these three countries and also expand avenues of cooperation and discuss key regional and global issues. In the first-ever visit by an Indian Foreign Minister to Bulgaria, Sushma Swaraj will be in the East European nation on February 16 and 17. Sushma Swaraj will also pay floral tributes at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the South Park in Sofia. The statue was jointly unveiled by the Indian and Bulgarian Presidents last year to mark the celebrations of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.


EAM Sushma Swaraj leaves for 4-day visit to Bulgaria, Morocco and Spain

EAM Sushma Swaraj leaves for 4-day visit to Bulgaria, Morocco and SpainExternal Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj left from Delhi for a four-day visit to Bulgaria, Morocco and Spain. She will strengthen India's relations with these three countries and also expand avenues of cooperation and discuss key regional and global issues. In the first-ever visit by an Indian Foreign Minister to Bulgaria, Sushma Swaraj will be in the East European nation on February 16 and 17. Sushma Swaraj will also pay floral tributes at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the South Park in Sofia. The statue was jointly unveiled by the Indian and Bulgarian Presidents last year to mark the celebrations of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.


Vande Bharat Express arrives in Prayagraj

Vande Bharat Express arrives in PrayagrajIndia's fastest passenger train Vande Bharat Express arrived in Prayagaraj today. Vande Bharat Express earlier known as 'Train 18' was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from New Delhi Railway Station. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was onboard Vande Bharat Express on its inaugural run. The train has achieved fastest speed of 180km/hr.


Pakistan foreign secretary meets P-5 envoys, rejects India's allegations on Kashmir attack

Pakistan foreign secretary meets P-5 envoys, rejects India's allegations on Kashmir attackIslamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has met the envoys of P-5 nations and rejected India's allegations of Islamabad's involvement in the terror attack on a paramilitary convoy in Jammu and Kashmir. "FS today briefed P5 Ambassadors at MoFA.


Finance Commission discusses impact of power reforms on states

Finance Commission discusses impact of power reforms on statesNew Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Fifteenth Finance Commission on Friday discussed the impact of the power sector reforms on state finances in a meeting with the Ministry of Power. "The fiscal positions of states have been impacted by exposure to guarantees provided to power utilities and other public sector units, including those in the transport sector," an official statement said. Power Minister R.K. Singh chaired the meeting along with Finance Commission Chairman N.K. Singh.


Trump declares Emergency to fund border wall on Mexican border

Trump declares Emergency to fund border wall on Mexican borderNew York, Feb 15 (IANS) President Donald Trump declared a State of Emergency on Friday to fund his campaign promise of building a wall on the Mexican border after the Congress resolutely refused to give him the money he wanted. Unlike in India, an Emergency of the type that Trump is planning does not bring sweeping powers or allow suspension of civil rights and arbitrary arrests, but only enables limited action in government operations. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party's leader in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, declared that imposing an Emergency would be "a lawless act, a gross abuse of the power of the presidency".


Government working on interoperable Wi-Fi ecosystem: Sundararajan

Government working on interoperable Wi-Fi ecosystem: SundararajanNew Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on Friday said the government, along with telecom operators and the telecom regulator, is working on the deployment of an interoperable Wi-Fi ecosystem. Speaking at an event organised by the Broadband India Forum (BIF), Sundararajan said that such an ecosystem would provide cheaper high-speed data and foster demand for low-cost devices. "Indian manufacturers can take advantage of this and in the process also create the potential for 1-2 million jobs in the sector.


India's exports in Jan up 4%, trade deficit widens to $14.73 billion

India's exports in Jan up 4%, trade deficit widens to $14.73 billionNew Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India's merchandise exports grew 3.74 per cent on a year-on-year basis in January to $26.36 billion, from $25.41 billion reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday. Commerce Ministry data showed that although the country's trade deficit last month at $14.73 billion decreased compared to the deficit of $15.67 billion in January last year, it was, however, higher than the $13.08 billion trade deficit recorded in December 2018. The higher trade deficit in January over the previous month was mainly on account of the rise in gold imports, which jumped 38.16 per cent year-on-year to $2.31 billion.


India's forex reserves down $2.12 bn

India's forex reserves down $2.12 bnMumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves declined by $2.12 billion during the week ended February 8, official data showed on Friday.


I-League: Gokulam face Arrows with Super Cup qualification in mind

I-League: Gokulam face Arrows with Super Cup qualification in mindKozhikode, Feb 15 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC will take on the Indian Arrows in an I-League match here on Saturday with both teams now looking to finish as high on the table as possible, title aspirations having long gone. Gokulam Kerala missed their earlier scheduled game against Aizawl FC at Kozhikode, as they were stuck in Srinagar due to heavy snowfall and have had the All India Football Federation (AIFF) reschedule the game on February 28 at the same venue. In the first leg fixture between the two sides, the Arrows had overcome Kerala by a solitary goal, courtesy Amarjit Singh Kiyam.


South Africa cancels arrest warrant for India-born businessman Ajay Gupta

South Africa cancels arrest warrant for India-born businessman Ajay GuptaCape Town, Feb 15 (IANS) South African authorities have said that controversial businessman Ajay Gupta, a member of the India-born Gupta family who own a business empire in the country and are accused of collaborating with former President Jacob Zuma in looting the state coffers, is no longer wanted by the police in a corruption case. An arrest warrant for Gupta, issued in February 2018 on corruption charges, was cancelled on Thursday, the BBC reported on Friday. The authorities had sought to question Ajay Gupta on allegations that he attempted to bribe former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas and offered him the post of Finance Minister if Jonas helped the Gupta family with its business ventures in South Africa.


Over 300 women to compete in New Delhi-Chandigarh TSD event

Over 300 women to compete in New Delhi-Chandigarh TSD eventNew Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A first of its kind all-women TSD event from New Delhi to Chandigarh will see over 300 women from all over India compete for the top prize here on Saturday. The FMSCI-approved Times Women's Drive, will be flagged off from the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium from where the participants will drive the 250-odd kilometres before reaching Chandigarh. The Dil Se Drive will be held under the standard TSD (Time, Speed, Distance) format and has attracted 100 teams, each comprising of two or three women.


Want to give Pant a few ODIs before finalising World Cup squad: MSK Prasad

Want to give Pant a few ODIs before finalising World Cup squad: MSK PrasadNew Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The BCCI's selection committee chairman MSK Prasad on Friday backed wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant's call-up to the ODI squad for the five-match rubber against Australia, saying the team management wanted to try the southpaw in the remaining few international games before taking a final call on the squad for the ICC World Cup in England and Wales. Pant, who last played an ODI in October last year when India hosted the West Indies in a five-match series, was on Friday included at the cost of veteran Dinesh Karthik, who had a mixed tour of Australia and New Zealand in the limited over formats. Stressing that the team management will find the best possible batting spot for Pant, Prasad said: "We have included him (Pant) considering the fact that he is a left-hander and we are going to discuss with the team management." "We will try and figure the best possible batting position for Pant.


Enough is enough: Celebrities express anger over Pulwama attack

Enough is enough: Celebrities express anger over Pulwama attackMumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar and Rajinikanth have condemned the terror attack on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. "I strongly condemn the unpardonable violence of the terrorists at Pulwama in Kashmir enough is enough! Time has come to put an end to all these barbaric acts. "My heart goes out to the families of the jawans who lost their lives and are injured.


Xiaomi sales slump in Q4 2018 in China

Xiaomi sales slump in Q4 2018 in ChinaWith 10 per cent market share in the China smartphone market, Xiaomi came fifth in the list of top smartphone players in China. In India, Xiaomi grabbed 28.9 per cent market share in the fourth quarter of 2018. Huawei led the China smartphone market with 29 per cent market share.


Lady Gaga appalled by music tattoo mistake

Lady Gaga appalled by music tattoo mistakeLos Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Singer-actress Lady Gaga was appalled by a mistake in her music tattoo on her wrist. "As a music theory student I'm appalled, as someone having fun with their friends I'm relieved," she said. Gaga got two new tattoos -- a "La Vie En Rose" tribute inspired by "A Star is Born" and a musical staff with the notes 'G A G A'.


Twitter users can soon 'clarify' tweets, says Jack Dorsey

Twitter users can soon 'clarify' tweets, says Jack DorseySan Francisco, Feb 15 (IANS) While Twitterati are waiting for an "edit" feature, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said the micro-blogging platform is considering a "clarify" feature for its over 330 million users. At a Goldman Sachs event in San Francisco on Thursday, Dorsey said he is considering a "clarify" feature that would allow users to add additional context to a tweet without changing the original content, 9to5Mac.com reported. "One of the concepts we're thinking about is clarifications… Kind of like retweet with comment… to add some context and some colour on what they might have tweeted, or what they might have meant," Dorsey told the audience.


Irani Cup: Vidarbha 37/1, need 243 more runs to win

Irani Cup: Vidarbha 37/1, need 243 more runs to winNagpur, Feb 15 (IANS) Vidarbha were 37/1 at stumps on the fourth day of the second innings, needing 243 runs to win the Irani Cup against Rest of India (RoI) here on Friday.


Need to have thick skin to survive in film industry: Manoj Bajpayee

Need to have thick skin to survive in film industry: Manoj BajpayeeMumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) National Award winning actor Manoj Bajpayee says one needs to develop a thick skin to survive in the film industry. "We need to have thick skin to survive in the film industry. The actor on Friday opened up about the mantra to survive in the industry during an interactive session with Sushant Singh, actor and general secretary of CINTAA, at the ActFest.


SAI requests CBSE to reschedule shooters' exam dates

SAI requests CBSE to reschedule shooters' exam datesNew Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) With the upcoming Asian Airgun Championships taking place at around the same time as the class 12 examination, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has requested the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to reschedule the dates of shooters Manu Bhaker and Vijayveer Sidhu. According to a statement by SAI, the national sports body was approached by the parents of the shooters to send a request to the CBSE in this regard. "SAI was approached by the parents of both the athletes to intervene and request the CBSE authorities to allot fresh dates for these exams, so that the athletes could appear in the exams and also participate in the Championships.


India's exports in Jan up 4%; imports rise marginally

India's exports in Jan up 4%; imports rise marginallyNew Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India's merchandise exports grew 3.74 per cent on a year-on-year basis in January, official data showed on Friday. "Non-petroleum and non-gems and jewellery exports in January 2019 were $19.90 billion, as compared to $18.40 billion in January 2018, exhibiting a positive growth of 8.17 per cent," the Ministry said in its review statement.


Our armed forces, people of India are competent to give befitting reply to such forces: Piyush Goyal

Our armed forces, people of India are competent to give befitting reply to such forces: Piyush GoyalWhile talking to ANI about Pulwama attack, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said, "Unfortunate event in which our soldiers gave supreme sacrifice. I'd like to express my condolences to families of noble jawans. I pray God gives their families strength to bear irreparable loss and pray for early recovery and good health of injured jawans. Our armed forces and people of India are competent to give a befitting reply to such forces. Our jawans will ensure that any forces which are enemy to India's interest get a strong rejoinder and people of India will continue to give confidence to them".


Our armed forces, people of India are competent to give befitting reply to such forces: Piyush Goyal

Our armed forces, people of India are competent to give befitting reply to such forces: Piyush GoyalWhile talking to ANI about Pulwama attack, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said, "Unfortunate event in which our soldiers gave supreme sacrifice. I'd like to express my condolences to families of noble jawans. I pray God gives their families strength to bear irreparable loss and pray for early recovery and good health of injured jawans. Our armed forces and people of India are competent to give a befitting reply to such forces. Our jawans will ensure that any forces which are enemy to India's interest get a strong rejoinder and people of India will continue to give confidence to them�.


Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi cancel Pakistan visit

Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi cancel Pakistan visitMumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) In the wake of the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar and his wife actress Shabana Azmi have decided not to attend an event in Pakistan. Akhtar on Friday took to Twitter to share that they will not be joining the event, being organised by the Karachi Art Council. "Karachi Art Council had invited Shabana and me for a two-day literature conference about Kaifi Azmi and his poetry.


Indo-Pakistan tension, high oil prices subdue market, PSU banks shed most

Indo-Pakistan tension, high oil prices subdue market, PSU banks shed mostMumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) A day after a major terror strike in Jammu and Kashmir and subsequent India-Pakistan diplomatic tensions soured the overall market sentiment in the Indian equity market last trading day of the week. Investor sentiment was also hampered due to a spike in the crude oil prices, along with heavy outflows of foreign funds. "For the days ahead, one should be cautious of government's stance related to the CRPF attack," said Debabrata Bhattacharjee of CapitalAim.


We stand with you, Netanyahu tells Modi post Kashmir attack

We stand with you, Netanyahu tells Modi post Kashmir attackJerusalem, Feb 15 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday expressed solidarity with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in the wake of the dastardly terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 45 CRPF personnel. "To my dear friend, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, we stand with you, the security forces and the people of India following this heinous terrorist attack," Netanyahu said on Twitter.


Watch: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood leaves from MEA

Watch: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood leaves from MEAPakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood left MEA after being summoned by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale. India lodged a strong protest against Pakistan as its High Commissioner to India, Sohail Mahmood, was summoned by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale in connection with the Pulwama terror attack. Gokhale warned Mahmood that the "persistence" of such actions will have "grave implications".


India-Nepal relation reached new heights with bilateral visit: Nepal PM

India-Nepal relation reached new heights with bilateral visit: Nepal PMNepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in his address to the nation has claimed that Indo-Nepal relation is at newer height with bilateral visits made during his tenure. Prime Minister Oli addressed the nation on Thursday on the occasion of completing one year in office which was formed after the three-tier election. Oli further highlighted the progress made during his tenure after he assumed the office in mid-February, 2018. He accredited his visit to India and Indian PM's two visits to Nepal as the factor to strengthen the relationship between two nations. Along with Nepal's biggest hydropower project the Arun-III bearing 900 MW production capacities is being on Indian aid whose foundation stone was laid jointly by Nepali and Indian Prime Minister. Apart from these Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli claimed of a technological revolution in the trade with the introduction of various systems and wide access to the Indian ports made during his first year in office.


'Jumanji' sequel production starts

'Jumanji' sequel production startsLos Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Actor Dwayne Johnson says work on the yet-to-be-named sequel of "Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle" has started.


Ben Affleck explains reason for retiring as Batman

Ben Affleck explains reason for retiring as BatmanLos Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Actor Ben Affleck says he decided not to return as Batman when he couldn't crack the idea for the next standalone film. In January, it was announced that he would not be returning for the Matt Reeves-directed standalone film, titled "The Batman", which is scheduled for a June 25, 2021 release. Affleck had previously stepped down from directing the Batman film.


Markande earns maiden India call-up; Kohli returns

Markande earns maiden India call-up; Kohli returnsNew Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Hours after his exploits helped India A win the second unofficial Test against England Lions by an innings and 68 runs, rookie leg-spinner Mayank Markande was on Friday picked for the two-T20I series against Australia even as skipper Virat Kohli returned to lead the side following a break.


PM Modi flags off India’s fastest train “Vande Bharat Express”

PM Modi flags off India’s fastest train “Vande Bharat Express”Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the fastest train of India, the ‘Vande Bharat Express’ from the New Delhi Railway station. Railway minister, Piyush Goyal was also in the attendance and he boarded the new train during its inaugural run.


Train 18 is symbol of engineering talent in India: Piyush Goyal

Train 18 is symbol of engineering talent in India: Piyush Goyalhile briefing the media during the first inaugural run of Train 18, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said, "The work of Train 18 was started two and a half years ago. It was Prime Minister Modi's vision to provide hi-tech trains to India. Our engineers accepted the challenge of making the train. This train is a symbol of engineering talent".


Bharat Biotech to acquire rabies vaccine maker Chiron Behring

Bharat Biotech to acquire rabies vaccine maker Chiron BehringHyderabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Bharat Biotech on Friday announced that it has signed an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline Asia to acquire Chiron Behring Vaccines, which would make it the largest manufacturer of rabies vaccine in the world. Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech will acquire 100 per cent equity stake in Chiron Behring Vaccines Pvt Ltd, located in Ankleshwar, Gujarat, in an all-cash transaction. This was announced by Dr. Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Biotech, at a news conference.


Amitabh, Lata Mangeshkar, SRK condemn 'barbaric' Pulwama attack

Amitabh, Lata Mangeshkar, SRK condemn 'barbaric' Pulwama attackMumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) From Amitabh Bachchan to Lata Mangeshkar and Shah Rukh Khan, a string of Bollywood celebrities took to social media to condemn the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, which killed 45 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers. In the worst ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy erupted in 1989, a suicide bomber on Thursday rammed his SUV packed with explosives into a CRPF bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pulwama district, killing at least 45 troopers and leaving the security establishment stunned.


Pulwama fallout: Minerva asks AIFF to shift Srinagar game

Pulwama fallout: Minerva asks AIFF to shift Srinagar gameNew Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, football club Minerva Punjab on Friday refused to play their I-League match against Real Kashmir FC in Srinagar on February 18. Minerva are scheduled to take on Real Kashmir at the TRC Turf Ground in Srinagar on Monday.


World condemns Kashmir attack; US asks Pakistan to end support to terror groups

World condemns Kashmir attack; US asks Pakistan to end support to terror groupsNew Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The international community has strongly condemned the terror attack by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 45 CRPF personnel, with US President Donald Trump asking Pakistan to "end immediately" the support and safe haven provided to all terrorist groups operating on its soil. "The US calls on Pakistan to end immediately the support and safe haven provided to all terrorist groups operating on its soil, whose only goal is to sow chaos, violence and terror in the region.


Going out on a date? Try these make-up looks

Going out on a date? Try these make-up looksNew Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Confused as to what make-up look would be suitable for a date? Saba Khan, head make-up artist, MUD India and Iman Allana, founder of Bollyglow, have shared make-up tips to look stunning on your date. This can be achieved by opting for good skin care products like a hydrating moisturiser and primer followed by using a sheer foundation focusing more on the skin.


Karnewar's ambidextrous action grabs many eyeballs

Karnewar's ambidextrous action grabs many eyeballsNew Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Vidarbha's Akshay Karnewar, who is playing the Irani Cup match against Rest Of India (RoI), has taken everyone by surprise after bowling using both his hands. The unorthodox ambidextrous action might be new for many people but Karnewar has been bowling in such a way since he was 16. In the last 10 years, Karnewar has displayed this skill several times, including in first-class cricket, List A and Twenty20 games.


Pulwama terror attack: 'Germany condemns terrorism in all forms, we stand with India,' says German Ambassador

Pulwama terror attack: 'Germany condemns terrorism in all forms, we stand with India,' says German AmbassadorDr Jasper Wieck, Charge d'Affaires of the German Embassy in India offered his condolence on behalf of the German government. Condemning the terror attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir he said, "Germany condemns terrorism in all forms. We are gravely shocked and deeply saddened. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims. Germany stands with its strategic partner India." Around 40 CRPF personnel were killed on Thursday by a suspected suicide bomber of Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.


RvR Ventures to expand portfolio management business in different countries

RvR Ventures to expand portfolio management business in different countriesMumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Professional financial services provider RvR Ventures is planning to expand its portfolio management business across different countries, said the company's Chief Trading Officer Kevin Albuquerque. The official said that RvR Ventures has no plans to sell or reveal its automated trading robots, strategy and trading algorithms to any party. "We are now planning to expand our portfolio management business in different countries of the world by offering the option to copy our trades on Social Trading of various regulated forex brokers which will help beginners, experts and professional forex traders to minimise the risk and maximise the opportunity of returns on investment in forex trading," a statement quoted Albuquerque as saying.


China hints at blocking India's bid to declare Masood Azhar as global terrorist

China hints at blocking India's bid to declare Masood Azhar as global terroristBeijing, Feb 15 (IANS) China on Friday indicated it would continue to block India's bid to declare Masood Azhar as an international terrorist whose outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed to plot the worst-ever attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 45 CRPF troopers. China has repeatedly blocked India's bid to ban Azhar at the UN, citing lack of evidence against the man who was the mastermind behind the Mumbai terror attack and has plotted dastardly attacks on Indian Army camps.


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