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Banking sector crisis part of larger mess: CPI-M leader (3 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Nilotpal Basu on Friday said the present crisis in the banking sector is part of a larger crisis the country is facing on multiple fronts.

Physical issues keep Bale on bench, says Zidane (9 minutes ago)
Madrid, Feb 23 (IANS) Real Madrid's French chief coach Zinedine Zidane on Friday revealed that physical issues had been keeping Welsh forward Gareth Bale on the sidelines recently.

Milan vs Arsenal, highlight of Europa League's last 16 draw (11 minutes ago)
Nyon (Switzerland), Feb 23 (IANS) The draw for the Europa League's last 16 round, held on Friday at the UEFA headquarters resulted in a tough match-up between AC Milan and Arsenal, as well as an easy match for favourites Atletico Madrid against Lokomotiv Moscow.

Modi government promotes narrow-minded idea of India: Tharoor (15 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
Shillong, Feb 23 (IANS) Charging the Narendra Modi government with promoting a narrow-minded idea of India based on Hindutva, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday appealed to voters in Meghalaya not to vote for the BJP in the February 27 Assembly polls.

Chrome to analyse northeast poll results data for DD (16 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Chrome Data Analytics will analyse the counting of votes in Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland for the state-run Doordarshan TV.

'Shortcomings in study claiming toxic metals in e-cigarette vapours' (19 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Raising strong objection against the latest study claiming that common e-cigarette "vapours" contain lead and other toxic metals and may raise major health issues, an expert on Friday argued that the sample size used in the research was not appropriate.

AIADMK plans grand celebration of Jayalalithaa's 70th birth anniversary (19 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK will hold several events as part of the grand celebration of the 70th birth anniversary of late Chief Minister and party supremo J. Jayalalithaa on Saturday.

Chief Secretary 'assault': Police searches Kejriwal's residence (Roundup) (23 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Police on Friday searched the residence of the Delhi Chief Minister for CCTV footage of an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs, sparking an angry reaction from Arvind Kejriwal who hit out at the central government daring it if a similar raid would be conducted at BJP President Amit Shah's house in Judge B.H. Loya's death case.

Rahul meets Trudeau (25 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau here and said both of them had a fruitful discussion on a range of issues concerning the two countries.

Punjab gangster held in Hong Kong, Police to seek his extradition (27 minutes ago)
Chandigarh, Feb 23 (IANS) Notorious criminal Ramanjit Singh alias Romi -- a mastermind of the sensational November 2016 Nabha jailbreak case -- has been arrested in Hong Kong and the Punjab Police will seek his extradition, official sources said on Friday.

Biocon to expand presence in Hyderabad, Syngene to set up R&D lab (27 minutes ago)
Hyderabad, Feb 23 (IANS) India's largest biopharmaceutical company Biocon will expand its presence in Hyderabad while its subsidiary Syngene will set up a research and developmentm an official statement said on Friday.

India focused on finishing SA tour on a high: Raina (21:08)IANS Photo Service
Cape Town, Feb 23 (IANS) India batsman Suresh Raina said that the third and final Twenty International (T20I) on Saturday gives them a good chance of ending the tour of South Africa on a good note.

Nirav-Choksi also looted Rs 5,000 cr of common people, alleges Congress (21:08)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Congress on Friday alleged that jeweller Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi have not only siphoned Indias banks of Rs 21,306 crore, but have also duped Indias middle class and common people of Rs 5,000 crore in jewellery investment schemes.

New US H-1B norms won't make much difference: Nasscom (Lead) (21:06)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) The United States' latest move on issuing H-1B visas to software engineers will not make much difference to Indian IT firms, apex industry body Nasscom said on Friday.

SC calls for expeditious, time-bound appointment of judges (21:02)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday called for "time bound" appointment of judges of the High Court in an expeditious manner by of all those who have to discharge the constitutional obligation in this regard.

Remaining arrested farmers will be released soon: Rajasthan Minister (21:00)
Jaipur, Feb 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria on Friday told the Assembly that the protesting farmers still under arrest will be released soon.

Munim fails in finals, Gohaad, Dhanya emerge winners in AITA tennis meet (20:58)
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Deep Munim of Madhya Pradesh failed to replicate his good showing in the finals of the boys singles U-14 and U-16 categories, losing to Arjun Gohaad and Dhanya K. Shah respectively in the Sunfeast AITA Super Series Junior tennis tournament here on Friday.

Maharashtra plastic industry challenges ban (20:56)
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) In wake of the blanket ban on manufacture and sale of all plastic bags and packaging materials imposed by the Maharashtra government, thousands of industry players took out a massive protest procession here on Friday.

Supplementary charge sheet against Pakistan intelligence official: NIA (20:54)IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) The NIA on Friday said it has filed in a city court a supplementary charge sheet against Pakistan intelligence officer Amir Zubair Siddiqui regarding his involvement in a conspiracy to wage war against India.

Netflix will be a giant exporter of Indian stories: Reed Hastings (20:52)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings says that the Global internet TV network will be a giant exporter of Indian stories in the future.

Vijender Gupta files complaint against AAP activist after threat (20:48)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta on Friday filed a complaint after he received a threat from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activist Dalip Kumar.

Prachi Tehlan to be seen in Lord Shiva avatar (TV Snippets) (20:44)
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Prachi Tehlan is set to don the avatar of Lord Shiva in the TV show "Ikyawann".

Election for 58 Rajya Sabha seats on March 23 (20:38)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Biennial election for 58 seats of Rajya Sabha from 16 states will be held on March 23, the Election Commission announced on Friday.

Rotomac Chief, son sent to transit remand, IT seizes 12 bank accounts (Roundup) (20:34)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A CBI court on Friday sent Rotomac owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul to one-day transit remand while the Income Tax department seized 12 bank accounts of the group and issued six prosecution against the businessman in connection with the Rs 3,695 crore loan default.

DeGeneres takes on Trump for attacking Winfrey (20:18)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Celebrity TV host Ellen DeGeneres called out US President Donald Trump, following his attack on TV and entertainment icon Oprah Winfrey in a tweet.

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