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PoK activists condemn Pulwama terror attack

PoK activists condemn Pulwama terror attackA pall of gloom gripped people in India and other parts of the world after more than 40 Indian Paramilitary personnel were targeted in one of the most heinous terrorist attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. Jaish-i-Mohammad, a terrorist organization based in Pakistan, took the responsibility of the attack. This was a sinister plan by Pakistan to not only create security concerns in Jammu and Kashmir but fuel communal divide among the people. Dr. Shabir Choudhry, a Kashmiri author and activist based in London exposes Pakistan's malicious move to create fear psychosis among the people in Kashmir. Shaukat Ali Kashmiri, an exiled political leader from Pakistan occupied Kashmir has condemned Pulwama terror attack and asks Islamabad to stop harbouring terrorists.


Twitter policy on political ad transparency to begin in India from March 11

Twitter policy on political ad transparency to begin in India from March 11New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Twitter on Monday announced to expand its political ads policy and transparency approach to include India, all European Union member states and Australia that will be operational from March 11. Facing the heat in India over the presence of political bias on its platform, Twitter said that from March 11, only certified advertisers will be allowed to run political campaign ads on its service in India. "Political advertisers must apply now for certification and go through every step of the process," the micro-blogging platform said in a blog post.


End of an era: Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85

End of an era: Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85Paris, Feb 19 (IANS) Globally popular German haute couture icon Karl Lagerfeld, associated with luxury fashion brands Chanel and Fendi, died here on Tuesday at 85. An statement issued on Lagerfeld's offical Instagram account confirmed the news of his demise. "Driven by a phenomenal sense of creativity, Karl was passionate, powerful and intensely curious.


US and India committed in strengthening defence cooperation: US Ambassador to India

US and India committed in strengthening defence cooperation: US Ambassador to IndiaUS Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster on Tuesday said that United States and India are committed in strengthening the defence cooperation in line with India's status as a major defence partner. He said, "Defence acquisitions are a key element of deepening our bilateral relations and contributing to a balanced trade relationship." He also added that the year 2018 was a better year in the defence partnership between the two countries as last year the Indian armed forces conducted more military exercises with United States than with any other armed forces in the world.


Wrong to make fun of Vande Bharat Express: PM Modi is Varanasi

Wrong to make fun of Vande Bharat Express: PM Modi is VaranasiMany steps have been taken to transform the railway in last 4 & 1/2 years. Semi-high speed train, Vande Bharat that was made in India is an example of it. It is sad how this train is being targeted and made fun of by some people: PM


Shemaroo launches OTT platform for Bollywood fans

Shemaroo launches OTT platform for Bollywood fansMumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Shemaroo Entertainment Limited has come out with OTT platform ShemarooMe. Actor Tiger Shroff says it is a fitting tribute to the "asli Bollywood fan". "Shemaroo has been an indispensable part of my childhood and growing years.


Pakistan may not play in World Cup 2019

Pakistan may not play in World Cup 2019According to reports, BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said, “"I am of the firm view that India should not play Pakistan in the coming World Cup. How can you expect India to play Pakistan at the time we have lost so many of our brothers in these cowardly terrorist attack.”


Pak PM Imran Khan denies role in Pulwama terror attack

Pak PM Imran Khan denies role in Pulwama terror attackPakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has denied his country’s role behind the Pulwama terror attack, the worst in Jammu and Kashmir in decades. He claimed that India does not have any evidence to prove Pakistan’s role in terror attacks in Kashmir.


Imran Khan's demand for actionable intelligence on Pulwama a lame excuse: India

Imran Khan's demand for actionable intelligence on Pulwama a lame excuse: IndiaNew Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India on Tuesday rejected as "false allegation" Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's insinuation that India's response to the Pulwama terror attack would be determined by the coming Lok Sabha elections and demanded "credible and visible action" against the perpetrators of the attack. The External Affairs Ministry, in a statement, termed as "lame excuse" Khan's demand for "actionable intelligence" concerning the Pulwama terror attack and said Pakistan should take "credible and visible action" against the perpetrators of the terrorist attack and other terrorists and terror groups, operating from areas under its control.


Sachin Bansal invests Rs 650 crore in Ola

Sachin Bansal invests Rs 650 crore in OlaBengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Internet entrepreneur and Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has invested Rs 650 crore, or about $92 million, in ride-hailing platform Ola in his personal capacity as investor, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. This investment is part of Ola's larger Series J funding round. It is also the largest investment by an individual in Ola to date, it said.


13 photos of Pakistani cricketers removed from HPCA stadium

13 photos of Pakistani cricketers removed from HPCA stadiumDharamsala, Feb 19 (IANS) Thirteen photos of Pakistani cricketers, including Imran Khan and Wasim Akram, that were hung inside the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium here were removed on Tuesday, an official said. "We have decided to remove all the photos of Pakistani players from our stadium to express solidarity with the families of CRPF martyred troopers in Pulwama attack," HPCA stadium Manager Col H.S. Manhas told reporters. The removed photos included those of Shahid Ifridi, Shoaib Akhtar and Javed Miandad.


China urges restraint as India-Pakistan ties worsen

China urges restraint as India-Pakistan ties worsenBeijing, Feb 19 (IANS) China on Tuesday urged India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and engage in dialogue as tensions mounted between the neighbours over the Kashmir suicide bombing. Chinese Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remarks in response to a query about China's role in easing tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad. "Both Pakistan and India are important countries in South Asia.


Dealing with fame was complicated: Singer Darshan Raval

Dealing with fame was complicated: Singer Darshan RavalNew Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Darshan Raval garnered fandom and prominence despite losing reality television show "India's Raw Star". The singer, who describes his initial tryst with fame as "complicated", says he is not trying to take someone's place in the music industry, but is on a journey to become 'Darshan Raval'. When a small town boy comes in and gets success, it (handling fame) is very difficult," Raval, who comes from Ahmedabad, told IANS over phone.


Pyongyang has no plans to denuclearise: Ex-North Korean diplomat

Pyongyang has no plans to denuclearise: Ex-North Korean diplomatSeoul, Feb 19 (IANS) A former North Korean diplomat here on Tuesday said Pyongyang has no intention of giving up nuclear weapons. Speaking to reporters at the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Seoul, ahead of the two-day summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, scheduled for February 27 and 28 in Hanoi, Thae Yong-ho said "there was not enough money in the world" to convince Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear programme.


Can begin 5G trial within a month of Indian government's nod: Huawei

Can begin 5G trial within a month of Indian government's nod: HuaweiNew Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Amid reports suggesting that Huawei may not get the government's approval for 5G trial in India, Huawei India CEO Jay Chen on Tuesday dismissed the reports as wild speculation and stressed that the Chinese tech giant can begin 5G trial within a month of approval from the government. "We have made three-four rounds of presentation to the government and all of my engagements with the government have been positive so far.


Will miss playing at Eden if games are shifted out: KKR skipper DK

Will miss playing at Eden if games are shifted out: KKR skipper DKKolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik said here on Tuesday he would miss playing at the Eden Gardens terribly if some of their home games are shifted out to neutral venues because of the coming Lok Sabha polls. "I will really miss Kolkata because there is a certain vibe, certain energy playing at Eden. Playing in front of 60,000 cheering for you makes a massive difference," Karthik told reporters on the sidelines of the Mayor's Cup at Eden Gardens.


Youngsters missing guidance of Smith, Warner: Hazlewood

Youngsters missing guidance of Smith, Warner: HazlewoodNew Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner, the Australian batting line-up has often crumbled under pressure in recent times, Test vice-captain Josh Hazlewood said and added youngsters are missing the guidance of the banned duo. Hazlewood said advice from coaches cannot teach the young batsmen everything and presence of the experienced duo, banned for a year for involvement in the ball-tampering scandal during a Test series against South Africa, could have made a huge difference. "The likes of Marcus Harris, Travis Head and Marcus Labuschagne, all new batsmen in the Test side, suffered for the lack of guidance at the other end from players who had found ways to be consistently high scorers at the Test level," he said.


Sushma Swaraj holds talks with her Spanish counterpart

Sushma Swaraj holds talks with her Spanish counterpartMadrid, Feb 19 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday held detailed talks over a range of issues including trade, defence and counter-terrorism, with her Spanish counterpart Josep Borrell Fontelles over a working breakfast. The two leaders took stock of "relationship across the spectrum, especially in trade and investment, defence and security, counter terrorism, culture and tourism", Foreign Ministry Spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted. Sushma Swaraj was also invested with the Grand Cross of Order of Civil Merit conferred by Spanish government in recognition of India's support in evacuating 71 Spanish nationals during April 2015 Nepal earthquake.


IndianOil denies Aadhaar data leak claims by French researcher

IndianOil denies Aadhaar data leak claims by French researcherNew Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. on Tuesday denied claims by a French security researcher that the company's Indane website leaked Aadhaar data of over 67 lakh customers. Indane is a LPG brand owned by the Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil). Baptiste Robert, who goes by the online handle Elliot Alderson, wrote in a blog post on Medium on Tuesday that he investigated the issue after receiving an anonymous tip from a Twitter follower.


Sensex ends lower for ninth consecutive day; IT finish 2% lower

Sensex ends lower for ninth consecutive day; IT finish 2% lowerInitially investor sentiments were upbeat owing to the transfer of interim dividend from the RBI to the government and a possibility of easing trade tension as a new round of trade talks between the US and China are set to begin. Markets rejoiced as the RBI dividend will make way in the markets through welfare spending which will in turn boost rural consumption," Saurabh Jain, AVP, SMC Global, told IANS. Also, a sharp decline in IT stocks, closing over 2 per cent lower, dragged the markets which analysts said was the result of profit booking.


Lok Sabha polls: Piyush Goyal arrives at Chennai for 2nd round of talks with AIADMK leaders

Lok Sabha polls: Piyush Goyal arrives at Chennai for 2nd round of talks with AIADMK leadersUnion Railway Minister Piyush Goyal arrived at Chennai on Tuesday. Goyal, who is Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) election-in-charge for Tamil Nadu, was accompanied by Union Minister of State for Finance and Shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan, state BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan and General Secretary Vanathi Srinivasan. On the other hand Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and O. Panneerselvam including other leaders from All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) reached at Crown plaza hotel. After the meeting with the AIADMK on February 14, which was held at late industrial Pollachi Mahalingam's residence this was the second round of alliance talk with AIADMK joint-coordinator and Chief Minister K Palaniswami.


Not heard anything on players workload, shouldn't be a problem: KKR

Not heard anything on players workload, shouldn't be a problem: KKRKolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Even as the BCCI has dropped a hint that it will keep an eye on the workload of India players during the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CEO Venky Mysore on Tuesday said they have not got any directive of that sort yet, also expressing confidence that a situation like that will not arise and things will work out well. "The way it plays out, the final is only two teams on May 12.


Indonesia submits bid to IOC for hosting 2032 Olympics

Indonesia submits bid to IOC for hosting 2032 OlympicsJakarta, Feb 19 (IANS) Indonesia has submitted a proposal to host the 2032 Olympics to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after successfully holding the Asian Games last year, a statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Switzerland said on Tuesday.


No more trysts with exchange business: Jignesh Shah

No more trysts with exchange business: Jignesh ShahNew Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Having burnt his fingers in the National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL), its founder and current 'mentor' of '63 moons technologies' (formerly Financial Technologies) Jignesh Shah said he would not invest any more into stock or commodity exchanges. Speaking to IANS here, Shah said his current target is to recover the money of the company from the defaulters and mentoring new talent in his company 63 moons. On being asked about plans for fresh investments in the exchange business after the NSEL issue gets resolved, he said: "We will recover (money) in the (NSEL) exchange business and then will say 'Sayonara' (Japanese for goodbye), permanently." He also denied getting into exchanges globally.


Qualcomm set to consolidate position in chip market: Report

Qualcomm set to consolidate position in chip market: ReportGurugram, Feb 19 (IANS) With smartphone original equipment makers (OEMs) preferring Qualcomm chipsets in all major segments and third-party chip use continuing to rise in the smartphone market, the company is set to consolidate its market position in India in 2019, according to a report on Tuesday. According to market research firm techARC, the largest number of smartphone models launched (42.2 per cent) were backed by Mediatek chipsets, followed by Qualcomm at 38.6 per cent. But it could not translate into great sales for Mediatek as the volume selling OEMs were in Qualcomm's kitty. "The third-party chipset usage will increase with (the launch of) 5G as well as increasing expectations from OEMs of a chipset.


Jadhav's activities manifestation of Indian policy, says Pakistan

Jadhav's activities manifestation of Indian policy, says PakistanThe Hague, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday hit back at India in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) when it accused Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav of indulging in terror and subversive activities on its soil which were an "actual manifestation of Indian policy". "Since 1947, India has pursued a policy of destroying Pakistan. This has taken several forms and manifestations over the past few years," said Attorney General of Pakistan, Anwar Mansoor Khan, a day after India's counsel Harish Salve lashed out at Pakistan saying that there was no due process in the trial of Jadhav and that he should be released immediately.


If India attacks us, we will not think of retaliating, we will retaliate: Imran Khan

If India attacks us, we will not think of retaliating, we will retaliate: Imran KhanThe Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan addressed Indian government on Tuesday in the wake of Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir which took place on February 14. Imran Khan reacted on the increasing pressure in India to take stringent actions against Pakistan. The Pakistan PM said, "If you (Indian government) think you will attack us, and we will not think of retaliating, we will retaliate. We all know starting a war is in the hands of humans, where it will lead us only God knows. This issue should be solved through dialogues." About 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel lost their lives in an attack on CRPF convoy which was on its way to Srinagar.


Government widens start-up definition, enhances angel tax exemption limit

Government widens start-up definition, enhances angel tax exemption limitNew Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India on Tuesday revised the definition of start-ups, while also enhancing the limit of angel tax exemption. Easing the rules of doing business for start-ups, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu announced on Twitter, "Definition of #Startups has been widened. The Minister further tweeted, "Considerations of shares received by eligible start-ups for shares issued or proposed to be issued by all investors shall be exempt up to an aggregate limit of Rs 25 crore." "All investments into eligible start-ups by non-residents, alternate Investment Funds- Category I registered with market regulator Sebi shall also be exempt under Section 56 (2) of the Income Tax Act beyond the limit of Rs 25 crore," Prabhu said in another tweet.


People like Naseeruddin Shah, Kamal Haasan have become agent of 'Ghazwa-E-Hind': Giriraj Singh

People like Naseeruddin Shah, Kamal Haasan have become agent of 'Ghazwa-E-Hind': Giriraj SinghMinister of State (independent charge) for Small and Medium Enterprises, Giriraj Singh labeled actors Naseeruddin Shah and Kamal Haasan agents of 'Ghazwa-E-Hind'. He said, "In Pakistan there are talks of 'Ghazwa-E-Hind', which means 'Islamikaran' of India (spread of Islam) and have gained momentum after Pulwama attack. Unfortunate that in India, people like Naseeruddin Shah and Kamal Haasan have become agent of those who talk of 'Ghazwa-E-Hind'. Both the actors have in the recent past faced intense criticism for their comments on mob lynching and Hindu terrorism and have even issued clarifications over the same. Recently, actor -turned-politician Kamal Haasan demanded "plebiscite in Kashmir."


Pakistan should hand over Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar to India: Digvijaya Singh

Pakistan should hand over Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar to India: Digvijaya SinghCongress veteran leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said that if Pakistan seriously wants to fight terrorism, the first step they should be taking is that of handing over Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar back to India as they themselves have claimed that they were a part of the conspiracy in Mumbai attack and the recent Pulwama attack in Kashmir. Sharinf his views on attacks on innocent Kashmiris in various parts of the country, Singh said, "This is very wrong and they shouldn't be targeted as they are not involved in any terror activities and this is sending wrong message in the Kashmir valley."


If India attacks, we'll retaliate: Imran warns

If India attacks, we'll retaliate: Imran warnsIslamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said Pakistan will certainly retaliate if India declares war after the suicide bombing in Kashmir but also pledged to act against Pakistanis found involved in the attack if "actionable intelligence" was provided. The Pakistani leader said the Indian government blamed Pakistan for the February 14 Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers without any evidence but added that Islamabad was ready to investigate the bombing and act if if India gave "actionable intelligence".


Don't believe in overnight success: Singer Jasleen Royal

Don't believe in overnight success: Singer Jasleen RoyalNew Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) "Love you zindagi" fame singer Jasleen Royal says it takes a series of projects to get one successful project in hand. People started recognising me after that song, but it won't be fair to call that song as a milestone project. "I do not believe in a milestone project.


IPL 2019: CSK to play RCB in opener as BCCI decides on March 23-April 5 schedule

IPL 2019: CSK to play RCB in opener as BCCI decides on March 23-April 5 scheduleNew Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Last year's winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Bengaluru in the opener of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 that will begin on March 23. The schedule of the 2019 edition of the IPL will be released in parts by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in view of the coming Lok Sabha elections. All teams will play a minimum of four matches with the newly-christened Delhi Capitals and RCB playing five matches.


'If India thinks it would attack Pakistan, we will retaliate', Pak PM Imran Khan

'If India thinks it would attack Pakistan, we will retaliate', Pak PM Imran Khan'If India thinks it would attack Pakistan, we will retaliate', Pak PM Imran Khan


Why don’t Kashmiri youth fear death, India should introspect: Imran Khan on Pulwama attack

Why don’t Kashmiri youth fear death, India should introspect: Imran Khan on Pulwama attackPrime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on Tuesday asked India to introspect as to why Kashmiris are ready to go to any extreme and why they have no fear of death. Khan made these comments while televised breifing over deadly Pulwama attack that killed more than 40 CRPF personnal. The attacker was identifed as Adil Ahamd Dar from Pulwama Kashmir who also died in the suicide attack.


Two aircrafts crash during Aero show rehearsal in Bengaluru

Two aircrafts crash during Aero show rehearsal in BengaluruTwo aircrafts of the Surya Kiran Aerobatics team that were rehearsing for the upcoming 12th edition of Aero India Show crashed at the Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru today. Bengaluru Police said that while both pilots were ejected safely, one civilian was hurt in the incident as the debris has fallen near ISRO layout in Yelahanka new town area. The Aero show is set to begin from February 20. The latest aircrafts have already landed at Yelahanka Air Force Station to enthrall visitors during 5-day exhibition. Pilots performed sorties and aerial stunts on the rehearsal day ahead of Aero India Show's inauguration.


Pakistan will retaliate if India attacks, says Imran

Pakistan will retaliate if India attacks, says ImranIslamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said his country will have no other option to retaliate if India wages war against it in the wake of the February 14 suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 40 CRPF troopers. "If you (Indian government) think you will attack us and we will not think of retaliating, we will retaliate. Khan said the Indian government blamed Pakistan for the Pulwama attack without any evidence and insisted that the issue can only be resolved through dialogue.


Proud that awareness on menstruation has evolved into movement: Akshay Kumar

Proud that awareness on menstruation has evolved into movement: Akshay KumarMumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar, who started an open conversation on menstrual hygiene with his film "PadMan", says he is proud to see how talks have transformed into a grassroot-level movement. The actor invited all 'Pad Heroes' across India to join him and the Niine Movement for a nationwide running event Run4Niine on March 8, which is observed as International Women's Day. "It has already been more than a year since the release of 'PadMan', and I am proud to see how it has evolved into a phenomenal grassroot-level movement," Akshay said in a statement.


Will act if Pakistanis involved in suicide bombing: Imran Khan

Will act if Pakistanis involved in suicide bombing: Imran KhanIslamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday pledged that his government will act against any Pakistani national found involved in the suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir if India provided "actionable intelligence".


Indian firms adopting 3DEXPERIENCE platform in big way: Dassault Systemes CEO

Indian firms adopting 3DEXPERIENCE platform in big way: Dassault Systemes CEONew Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Big players in the Indian construction and general mechanics sectors are looking to embrace experience platforms in a big way, says French global 3DEXPERIENCE giant Dassault Systemes's Vice Chairman and CEO Bernard Charles. "I'd say that the capacity of the Indian companies to adopt the next-generation platforms is quite strong," Charles told IANS. The 3DEXPERIENCE major, which offers product lifecycle management (PLM) and 3D modelling software, simulation apps and industry solutions, has clients in the country including car manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra, Volvo Asia, automobile firm Ashok Leyland, Hero, Royal Enfield, Renault and Aditya Birla among others.


Amul celebrates "Gully Boy" with its new doodle

Amul celebrates "Gully Boy" with its new doodleRanveer Singh and Alia Bhatt-starrer 'Gully Boy' has won a million hearts owing to its storyline, direction and brilliant performances by the actors of the film. 'Apna Time Aayega' - the tagline and a hit song from the musical drama has struck the right chords with the audience.The film has received an honour by Amul in a pictorial, which features cartoon versions of Ranveer, Alia and Siddhant Chaturvedi, who made his Bollywood debut with the movie and the famous words 'Apna Time Aayega' from the film giving it their own treatment.The doodle shows the three main characters from the film- MC Sher (Siddhant), Murad (Ranveer) and Safeena (Alia) holding a slice of bread and butter. The cartoon poster twisted the tag line "Apna Time Aayega" to "Apna Time Hai... Khayega!"The ad also added, "What's inside the rapper."Amul shared the cartoon poster on its Twitter handle and wrote, "#Amul Topical: Film 'Gully Boy' connects with audiences!"Ranveer took to his Instagram stories to share the cartoon poster and captioned it as, "Ek number."Siddhant, who has left everyone impressed with his endearing performance in the film, took to his Instagram account to express experience. Sharing the doodle, he wrote, "Bachpan se ye billboards dekhein hai. Aur aaj" with a heart emoji.The cool doodle was also shared by Alia and Zoya Akhtar on their Instagram stories.The film's first-weekend report was also impressive. The movie earned Rs. 72.45 crore. The musical drama is doing exceptionally well in metro cities, especially Mumbai.'Gully Boy' is inspired by the lives of Mumbai street rappers Vivian Fernandes aka Divine and Naved Shaikh aka Naezy. The film is directed by Zoya Akhtar and released on Valentine's Day, February 14.The film revolves around the underground rap movement in India and all the songs of the film have become extremely popular.


Queen to perform at Oscars 2019

Queen to perform at Oscars 2019Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Rock band Queen will perform at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards ceremony, with Adam Lambert on vocals. The Motion Picture Academy made the announcement on social media on Monday, reports variety.com. The move comes in the wake of the blockbuster success of "Bohemian Rhapsody", the biopic about the band and its late singer, Freddie Mercury.


Ambassador of Iran calls on Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

Ambassador of Iran calls on Vice President Venkaiah NaiduAmbassador of Islamic Republic of Iran Aki Chegani called on Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Monday. VP Naidu and Ambassador Aki Chegani held meeting. The meeting comes amidst recent terrorist attacks on security forces in both the countries. Iran and India have slammed Pakistan for orchestrating the attack.


RPI (A) chief Ramdas Athawale demands one seat after BJP, Shiv Sena seat sharing pact

RPI (A) chief Ramdas Athawale demands one seat after BJP, Shiv Sena seat sharing pactMinister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment and Republican Party of India RPI (A) Ramdas Athawale demanded one seat for the Lok Sabha after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena declared 25-23 seat sharing pact for all the Lok Sabha seats on Monday in presence of BJP president Amit Shah and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. "There has been no deliberation upon seat distribution to RPI (A). It might create unhappiness among Dalit community. I had asked for one seat", said Athawale. "If we don't get even 1 seat, votes of Dalits in Maharashtra for BJP-Shiv Sena will be affected", he added.


Djokovic, Biles win Laureus Sports awards

Djokovic, Biles win Laureus Sports awardsMonaco, Feb 19 (IANS) Tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia won his fourth Laureus World Sportsman of the Year here on Monday, and American record-holding gymnast Simone Biles bagged the World Sportswoman of the Year Award thanks to her dominant world championship performance last year. Djokovic triumphed in tough competition against football star duo of Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric, Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, Kenyan marathon world record-breaker Eliud Kipchoge and NBA superstar LeBron James. "A Laureus Award is what every athlete wants to win, and this one is a huge honour for me.


Aviators showcase their flying skills ahead of Aero India Show 2019 in Bengaluru

Aviators showcase their flying skills ahead of Aero India Show 2019 in BengaluruThe 12th edition of Aero India Show will kick off on February 20th. The latest aircrafts have already landed at Yelahanka Air Force Station to enthrall visitors during 5-day exhibition. Pilots performed sorties and aerial stunts on the rehearsal day ahead of Aero India Show's inauguration. Tagline of the Aero India 2019 is 'The Runway to a Billion Opportunities'. Tagline of Aero India Show signifies India as an emerging hub in global aerospace industry.


India, Morocco sign agreements on bilateral cooperation

India, Morocco sign agreements on bilateral cooperationRabat, Feb 19 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita on Monday signed four agreements to cement bilateral cooperation.


Myanmar condemns Kashmir terror attack

Myanmar condemns Kashmir terror attackNay Pyi Taw, Feb 19 (IANS) Myanmar on Monday condemned the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 40 CRPF troopers. In a statement, the ministry of foreign affairs said, "Myanmar strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir on 14 February, 2019 that claimed many lives and and caused a number of injuries." "Myanmar has consistently condemned the terrorism in all its forms the and manifestations, and stand together with the international community in the fight against this grave global danger," the statement said.


Business worth Rs 25,000 cr hit as traders protest against Pulwama attack: CAIT

Business worth Rs 25,000 cr hit as traders protest against Pulwama attack: CAITNew Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Monday said that business worth about Rs 25,000 crore was hit due to the "Bharat Trade Bandh" that was called to protest against the recent Pulwama terror attack. According to CAIT, the day-long bandh saw seven crore business establishments remain closed across the country, including Delhi. "Business of about Rs 25,000 crore was hit due to today's 'Bharat Trade Bandh'," the confederation said in a statement.


Sushma Swaraj meets her Moroccan counterpart and signs MoU on counter-terrorism cooperation

Sushma Swaraj meets her Moroccan counterpart and signs MoU on counter-terrorism cooperationUnion External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj is on a four-day three-nation visit to Bulgaria, Morocco and Spain as part of India's efforts to strengthen relations with these three countries and expand avenues of cooperation. She continued her three-nation tour after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention. She met Head of Government and Chairman of the Justice and Development Party (PJD) Saad Eddine El Othmani today. She also laid wreath at the Royal Mausoleum. EAM also met her Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita and signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) to enhance bilateral cooperation in a number of areas including defence and security, counter-terrorism and trade and investment. Swaraj arrived on her maiden visit to Morocco from Bulgaria on Sunday.


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