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 Stories dated 2020-02-18

248 Indians cleared after coronavirus quarantine
  • 248 Indians cleared after coronavirus quarantine(13:00)
    Manesar, Feb 18 (IANS) A total of 248 Indians, mostly students, suspected to be affected by coronavirus and who had undergone treatment at an Indian Army quarantine base in Manesar, are all set to return home on Tuesday.
Economists, environmentalists must conduct study on value of tree: SC
  • Economists, environmentalists must conduct study on value of tree: SC(12:56)
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would want to involve economists and environmentalists in conducting a scientific study to examine the value of a tree, taking into account the value of the quantum of oxygen, the tree has given out during its lifespan.
Army remembers martyrs who eliminated Pulwama mastermind
  • Army remembers martyrs who eliminated Pulwama mastermind(12:55)
    Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) The Army remembered on Tuesday its four bravehearts on their first death anniversary, who were martyred while eliminating the mastermind of the Pulwama suicide attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy last year.
'Eeb Allay Ooo' for Panorama section in Berlin Film fest
Former Goa CM likens drugs to mythical demon 'Bhasmasur'
  • Former Goa CM likens drugs to mythical demon 'Bhasmasur'(12:54)
    Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Comparing drugs and narcotics substances to "Bhasmasur", a mythical demon whose mere touch would reduce mortals to ash, Goa's Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Tuesday alleged that the BJP-coalition government was turning a blind eye to rampant drug trade in the state.
Akhtar questions Ind-Pak cricket ban, amid 'tamatar, pyaz' business
UNSMIL to resume intra-Libyan Joint Military Commission talks
Delhi Police files chargesheet in Jamia violence case
'No DRS' in Ranji quarters won't affect umpiring standards: Karim
  • 'No DRS' in Ranji quarters won't affect umpiring standards: Karim(12:39)
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had promised the use of the Decision Review System (DRS) in the knockout stages of the Ranji Trophy. But even as the premier domestic tournament enters the business end, it has come to the fore that the technology will not be used in the quarter-final matches that start from Thursday. But GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim is confident that not using the DRS will not affect the umpiring standards in the crucial stage of the tournament.
Gandhi, Godse cannot go hand-in-hand: Kishor
  • Gandhi, Godse cannot go hand-in-hand: Kishor(12:35)
    Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) Expelled Janata Dal-United Vice President and top election strategist Prashant Kishor on Tuesday launched a direct attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying ideology of Mahatma Gandhi and that of his killer, Nathuram Godse, cannot go hand-in-hand.
Actress Conchata Ferrell recuperating from kidney infection
Bieber explains why he's in no rush to have kids
Delhi cabinet notified; Kejriwal without any department
Rani shares Kamal Haasan's wise words on her height
LG Group chief visits R&D centre, emphasises on design
IOB to seek PCA withdrawal after posting net profit: CEO
  • IOB to seek PCA withdrawal after posting net profit: CEO(12:19)
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian Overseas Bank will approach Reserve Bank of India for withdrawal of PCA (prompt corrective action) framework once it starts making net profits even though the lender has already met the key criteria of below 6 per cent net NPA to be out of the restrictions, IOB MD & CEO Karnam Sekar has said.
Anjum Moudgil confident of giving her best in Tokyo
  • Anjum Moudgil confident of giving her best in Tokyo(12:12)
    Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) World Championships silver medallist Anjum Moudgil is "very confident" of doing well in both 10m air rifle and 50m rifle 3 positions at the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to be held later this year.
Hero Motocorp to invest Rs 10k cr in R&D
  • Hero Motocorp to invest Rs 10k cr in R&D(12:11)
    Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) Hero Motocorp will invest Rs 10,000 crore in research and development (R&D) in the next 5-7 years, Pawan Munjal, Chairman and Managing Director said on Tuesday.
Beijing to postpone NPC's annual meet over COVID-19
  • Beijing to postpone NPC's annual meet over COVID-19(12:10)
    Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) The annual 10-day session of China's National People's Congress, (NPC) scheduled in March may be postponed on account of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country, sources said on Tuesday.
Telcos may default on spectrum auction dues over AGR payment
  • Telcos may default on spectrum auction dues over AGR payment(12:05)
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The new stress that could now emerge for government and banks despite winning the AGR battle against the telcos in the Supreme Court is the strong possibility of telecom companies defaulting on last spectrum auction dues payment to the tune of Rs 90,000 crore, analyst firm Motilal Oswal has said.
Pak toxic gas leak: 3 more die, toll rises to 8
  • Pak toxic gas leak: 3 more die, toll rises to 8(11:54)
    Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) The toll in the toxic gas leak in Pakistan's port city Karachi rose at eight on Tuesday prompting Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah to order evacuation of residents from the affected areas.
KJo to launch Suhana Khan, Asim Riaz in 'Student Of The Year 3'?
5 tips for your healthy curls
  • 5 tips for your healthy curls(11:45)
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANSlife) Curly hair can be chaotic, unruly and might require a little extra attention, but nothing can beat the natural spark it adds to your personality.