Coronavirus impact: India pulls out of shooting world cup in Cyprus

New Delhi: India on Friday (February 28) pulled out of next month's shooting World Cup in Cyprus, citing the novel coronavirus threat there as the epidemic continued to wreak havoc on sporting calendars across the world.

Quo vadis Indian economy as govt revises GDP estimates yet again

India's economic or gross domestic product growth was put at 4.7% in the quarter ended October-December 31, 2019 as compared to the previous quarter. The GDP growth was 5.6 per cent in the corresponding quarter of 2018-19 and was 4.5% in the preceding quarter of 2019-20.

Amid coronavirus fear, H1N1 haunts India with 11,000 deaths in 10 years

Bengaluru: Even as the world battles novel coronavirus and its impact on the global economy, another contagious disease, swine flu made a comeback to haunt India. According to the National Centre for Disease Control, over the past decade, about 11,030 people have died due to the fast-spreading H1N1 virus.

Women’s T20 World Cup: India to address batting issues against Sri Lanka

Melbourne: With a semifinal berth ticked right, the Indian women's cricket team would look to address the problems with its batting line in the final Group A game against a deflated Sri Lanka in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Melbourne on Saturday.

Delhi Police sanctioned to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar in JNU sedition case

New Delhi: Delhi Police has received state government’s nod for prosecuting former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and two others in connection with a 2016 sedition case, reported PTI on Friday. They were accused of supporting seditious slogans during an event in JNU campus on February 9, 2016.
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Cops do an outreach; meet imams, maulavis from riot-stricken Delhi

New Delhi: An “outreach programme” was initiated by the Delhi Police on Friday (February 28) in which the officers met imams and maulavis of various mosques in the riot-hit northeast Delhi, a senior official said in the national capital.

Rare bonhomie: Amit Shah, Mamata face-to-face at Patnaik’s lunch

Bhubaneswar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who never fail to target each other over national and local issues, joined Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for lunch at his residence on Friday afternoon. This comes two days ahead of Shah’s rally in Kolkata on March 1.

₹25,000 solatium for those whose houses were burnt during riots: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced a compensation of ₹25,000 in cash for those whose houses were burnt during the communal violence in northeast Delhi earlier this week. Addressing reporters, he said the his government has also set up nine shelters for the riot-affected people.

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Coronavirus impact: India pulls out of shooting world cup in Cyprus

New Delhi: India on Friday (February 28) pulled out of next month's shooting World Cup in Cyprus, citing the novel coronavirus threat there as the epidemic continued to wreak havoc on sporting calendars across the world.

Quo vadis Indian economy as govt revises GDP estimates yet again

India's economic or gross domestic product growth was put at 4.7% in the quarter ended October-December 31, 2019 as compared to the previous quarter. The GDP growth was 5.6 per cent in the corresponding quarter of 2018-19 and was 4.5% in the preceding quarter of 2019-20.

Amid coronavirus fear, H1N1 haunts India with 11,000 deaths in 10 years

Bengaluru: Even as the world battles novel coronavirus and its impact on the global economy, another contagious disease, swine flu made a comeback to haunt India. According to the National Centre for Disease Control, over the past decade, about 11,030 people have died due to the fast-spreading H1N1 virus.

Women’s T20 World Cup: India to address batting issues against Sri Lanka

Melbourne: With a semifinal berth ticked right, the Indian women's cricket team would look to address the problems with its batting line in the final Group A game against a deflated Sri Lanka in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Melbourne on Saturday.

Delhi Police sanctioned to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar in JNU sedition case

New Delhi: Delhi Police has received state government’s nod for prosecuting former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and two others in connection with a 2016 sedition case, reported PTI on Friday. They were accused of supporting seditious slogans during an event in JNU campus on February 9, 2016.

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South Africa hand Thailand 113-run thrashing in women’s T20 World Cup

Canberra: Opener Lizelle Lee smashed a blistering century before South African bowlers put up an outstanding effort to register an emphatic 113-run victory over debutants Thailand in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Canberra on Friday.

India’s GDP growth slips to 4.7% in October-December quarter

New Delhi: The growth of India’s GDP was recorded at 4.7 per cent in October-December quarter in 2019, according to the data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) on Friday. The GDP growth was registered at 5.6 per cent in the corresponding quarter of 2018-19, as per the official data.

Amit Shah blames opposition parties for inciting riots over CAA

Bhubaneswar: Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday blamed opposition parties for spreading misinformation about the CAA and inciting communal riots. Addressing a rally in Bhubaneswar, he said people ask those fomenting trouble to explain which clause of the CAA talked about snatching citizenship of people.

Delhi riots: Toll mounts to 42 as GTB hospital reports 4 more deaths

New Delhi: Four more deaths were recorded in Delhi’s GTB Hospital on Friday, taking the number of those killed in the communal violence to 42. Till Thursday, the toll stood at 38. Of the 42 fatalities, 38 deaths were recorded in GTB Hospital, three in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital, and one in Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital.

Maharashtra govt to provide 5% quota for Muslims in education: Nawab Malik

The Uddhav Thackeray government in Maharashtra will soon bring back five per cent reservation for Muslims in the state, Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik said on Saturday (February 28). This bill will be tabled during the budget session of the Maharashtra assembly. He said that ensuring quota for Muslims is part of the common minimum program...

Antarctica snow turns blood-red: Bad signs of climate change visible

In a bizarre phenomenon, Ukrainian scientists got a shock when they woke up on Monday to find that the snow around their station had turned blood-red. The red tint in the snow is caused by the microscopic Chlamydomonas nivalis algae. The carotenoids in the algae's chloroplasts give the snow a red colour. These carotenoids are produced when this ...

India should not succumb to US pressure on pharma price control

Amidst the spectacular roadshows, and big-ticket arms deals during the Trump visit, the proposed mini-trade deal between the US and India has gone into limbo. Considering India’s annual trade of $88 billion with the US and annual US trade volume of $4.2 trillion, a mini trade deal worth $10 billion is no big deal.

HC seeks Centre’s response on plea to book Gandhis for ‘hate speech’

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued a notice to the Centre, the Delhi government and the police, asking them to respond on pleas seeking FIRs against political figures, including Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, for allegedly making hate speeches.

Nirbhaya convict Pawan Gupta files curative plea in Supreme Court

New Delhi: Pawan Kumar Gupta, one of the death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, on Friday moved a curative plea in the Supreme Court, seeking a stay on his execution on March 3. Besides, Gupta has also sought commutation of his death penalty to life imprisonment.

Using Delhi riot image, ISIS asks Indian Muslims to join Jihad

The terrorist militant group Islamic State (IS) has used an image of the recent Delhi riots, turning it into a poster inciting Muslims to unite and join their Jihadist cause.

Muslim man gets pictures of Hindu gods printed on daughter’s wedding card

Meerut: In a kind gesture, a Muslim man in Meerut printed his daughter's wedding cards with photographs of Lord Ganesh and Radha-Krishna and also says 'Chand Mubarak'. The card was printed by Mohd Sarafat in Hastinapur for his daughter Asma Khatoon's wedding on March 4. "I thought it would be a good idea to showcase the Hindu-Muslim amity, especially wh...

IOC ready for BS-VI supply, says fuel prices to rise from April 1

Mumbai: Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Friday said there will be marginal increase in the prices of the low emission BS-VI fuels, which it is ready to supply from April 1. Although there’s no clarity on the quantum of the price hike, IOC said it won’t be a burden on the consumers.

2nd Test: India’s batting to battle New Zealand’s short ball alarm

Christchurch: Loopholes in India's famed batting line-up and problems in their technique were exposed in adverse conditions against the unstoppable New Zealand pace attack. Entering the second game with a bruised pride, the tourists will face its hour of reckoning against the pace-strong Kiwis, threatening to be relentless with its short ball tactic in the Test.

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New Delhi: Taking dig at Congress president Sonia Gandhi for accusing the Centre of not observing "rajdharma", while handling violence in northeast Delhi, the BJP on Friday (February 28) called upon Sonia Gandhi not to preach but to watch her own party's "twists and turns." Addressing a press conference BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Sonia Gandhi, p...

CBI vs CBI: Judge rebukes former officers sparring in Delhi HC

New Delhi: A Delhi court was on Friday (February 28) told that there were "clinching evidence" against former CBI special director Rakesh Asthana in a bribery case in which he was recently given a clean chit.

SC grants anticipatory bail till Mar 6 to Hardik Patel in 2015 Patidar stir case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday (February 28) granted anticipatory bail till March 6 to Congress leader Hardik Patel in the case lodged against him in connection with the violence during the Patidar stir in Gujarat in 2015. A bench of justices UU Lalit and Vineet Saran issued notice to the Gujarat government on the plea of Patel seeking quashing of ...

TN CM seeks Centre’s help to evacuate fishermen stranded in Iran

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Friday (February 28) told the Centre that around 450 Indian fishermen were stranded in Iran following the outbreak of coronavirus and urged the latter to take steps for their immediate evacuation. Chief Minister K Palaniswami told Minister for External Affairs, S Jaishankar, that among the stranded were 300 fishermen...

Make this the century of women’s equality: UN chief Antonio Guterres

United Nations: The 21st century must be the century of women's equality, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said, in a call to transform the world by ensuring equal participation for all.

SC asks Kerala HC to decide operational rights of Thiruvananthapuram airport

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday (February 28) remanded to the Kerala High Court the state government's petition challenging the Airport Authority of India (AAI) proposal to grant the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport's management rights to the Adani group.

AGR woes: No decision on relief to telcos at DCC meet

New Delhi: The crucial meeting of Digital Communications Commission (DCC) on Friday (February 28) could not arrive at a decision on relief to the distressed telecom sector and more details are required for reconciliation of AGR data, sources said. The DCC meeting lasted two hours and is expected to meet again in coming days, the sources said. The telecom d...