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US to Delay China Tariff Increase: Trump
The United States is delaying a planned increase of tariffs on more than USD 200 billion in Chinese exports after "substantial progress" made in trade talks, President Donald Trump said Sunday, 24 February.
Major Pollutants in 'Good' Category in Delhi
Major pollutants PM 2.5 at 95 and PM 10 at 118, in 'Good' and 'Moderate' categories respectively, in Lodhi Road area in Delhi, according to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data.
Posters Welcoming Robert Vadra to Contest Polls Put Up in UP's Moradabad
Posters saying 'Robert Vadra ji you are welcome to contest elections from Moradabad, Lok Sabha constituency' seen in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh.
UK PM May Considers Plan to Delay Brexit by Two Months: The Telegraph
British Prime Minister Theresa May is considering a plan under which Britain's exit from the European Union would be delayed for up to two months, the Telegraph reported here on Sunday.
Students Clash in BHU During Fest
Inmates of Birla A and C hostels of Bihar Hindu University on Sunday, 24 February, clashed after a dispute at the ongoing university cultural fest, as reported by the Times of India.
(Source: Times of India)
Sensex, Nifty Open Higher
The benchmark BSE Sensex rose 140.29 points, or 0.38 per cent, to 36,011.77 in opening session Monday, 25 February.
Maoist Carrying Rs 5 Lakh Reward on His Head Surrenders in Odisha
A Maoist, carrying a Rs 5 lakh reward on his head and involved in many crimes, has surrendered before the police at Koraput, a senior police officer said Monday.
17 Sent to Judicial Custody for Aiding Mass-Copying During Board Exam in UP
Seventeen people have been sent to judicial custody for 14 days in connection with a case of aiding mass-copying at an exam centre here during the Uttar Pradesh board examinations.
Woman, 2 Daughters Found Dead in Agra
Wife and two daughters of a businessman were found dead at their residence in Pandav Nagar, Shahganj in Agra on Sunday, 24 February. SSP Agra Amit Pathak says, "Police and FSL teams have collected samples. The matter is not clear yet. Further action will be taken after medial reports come."
Police Teams Deputed at Udai Pratap College in Varanasi
Police teams deputed at Udai Pratap College in Varanasi after a student of the institute was shot dead last night. Police say, "It seems to be a case of an old dispute. 7 teams have been dispatched to look for accused&suspect. Investigation is underway. Situation is under control."
Haryana's Annual Budget to be Presented
Haryana's annual budget to be presented in state assembly on 25 February, by Finance Minister Abhimanyu. Incentives likely for various categories in view of upcoming Lok Sabha and later assembly elections.
2 Arrested for Printing Fake Currency Notes in UP
Two people have been arrested for allegedly printing fake Indian currency notes in a village in Shamli district during a raid by Delhi Police, officials said Monday.
US Would Impose More Sanctions on Venezuela
US State Secretary Mike Pompeo said that the US would impose more sanctions against Venezuela.
Pleas Challenging Article 35A in SC to be Heard From 26 February
The pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the Article 35A (relating to the special rights and privileges enjoyed by Jammu and Kashmir) in Supreme Court listed for hearing this week from 26-28 February.
Delhi Court Directs ED to Provide Copies of Seized Documents to Robert Vadra
A Delhi court Monday directed the Enforcement Directorate to provide Robert Vadra soft and hard copies of documents seized by it during raids conducted at his offices last year in a money laundering case.
CJI Recuses Himself From Hearing PIL by NLCJTR
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who is heading the Supreme Court bench, withdrew himself from hearing a PIL filed by NLCJTR (National Lawyers Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms), against the usual practice of designating lawyers as 'Senior lawyers'.
NLCJTR had moved the SC and filed the petition seeking a direction from the Supreme Court that those lawyers who have 30 years of practice should be termed as seniors, besides pleading for other directions.
SC Refuses to Entertain Plea Seeking Two-Children Norm For Party Tickets
The Supreme Court refused to entertain PIL seeking direction to political parties not to give tickets to those who have more than 2 children.
SC Refuses to Entertain Plea Seeking Inquiry into Alleged Lapses in Uri, Pulwama Attacks
The Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea filed by advocate Vineet Dhanda seeking a judicial inquiry into alleged administrative lapses in the Uri and Pulwama attacks and seeking stern legal actions against those in J&K who attacked the armed forces in any form.
People Pay Last Respects to DSP Aman Thakur
People paid last respects to DSP Aman Thakur, who lost his life in encounter with terrorists in Tarigam, Kulgam on Sunday, 25 February.
SC Issues Notice to J&K and Central Govt
The Supreme Court has issued notice to centre and Jammu & Kashmir government on a plea filed by two children of Army officers, seeking protection for Army personnel deployed in the state. The plea seeks formulation of a policy to protect human rights of security personnel.
Okinawa 'No' Vote Won't Delay US Base Move: Japan PM
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that the controversial relocation of a US military base in Okinawa will not be delayed despite a referendum that saw voters reject the move.
HP Likely to Witness Heavy Snowfall on 26 Feb
The Meteorological Department (Met) Monday sounded a yellow warning of heavy snowfall and rain in Himachal Pradesh even as the state continues to witness very low temperatures.
MHA Directs Assam Rifles to Shift Battalion HQs from Aizawl to Zokhawsang
The Ministry of Home Affairs has directed the Assam Rifles to shift the battalion headquarters of the force from the state capital Aizawl to Zokhawsang area by May 31, an official said here Monday.
Maha Budget Session Begins, Oppn Boycotts Guv's Address
Opposition parties on Monday boycotted Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao's address to the joint sitting of the Maharashtra legislature to voice their protest against his recent remarks on the RSS.
Disqualification of 11 AIADMK MLAs: SC Refuses to Take Matter Urgently
The Supreme Court refuses to take up the matter of disqualification of 11 AIADMK MLAs urgently. The Court also stated "we have tried to take up the matter early but we couldn't do so. We will hear the matter soon."
TMC Youth Worker Shot Dead in Murshidabad
TMC youth wing worker has been shot dead by bike-borne miscreants in West bengal's Murshidabad. Thye incident took place when he was returning home on Sunday, 24 February, and he was shot point blank by at least three people.
(Source: Times Now)
Wanted Gangster Injured in Shoot-Out with Police in Odisha
A gangster wanted in at least 26 criminal cases including murder was injured in a shoot-out with police in Kendrapara district on Monday.
Three Persons Killed as Trucks Rams into House
Three persons were killed and five others injured when a truck rammed into a house in Mundgrabadshahpur area here, police said Monday, 26 February.
EU Asks Pakistan to Take 'Clear and Sustained' Actions Against Terrorists
The EU has asked Pakistan to take "clear and sustained" actions targeting not only all UN-listed transnational terrorist groups but also individuals claiming responsibility for attacks in the wake of the Pulwama terror strike.
Poonch-Rawalkote Bus Service Resumes Today
J&K: Cross LoC Poonch-Rawalkote bus service resumes today. ARTO Pooch Jahangir Khan says, "The weekly crossing was suspended last Monday. It resumed today. 8 passengers returned to PoK and 2 people from here left too."
Jammu-Srinagar NH Closed Due to Fresh Landslides
The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for traffic Monday due to fresh landslides in Ramban district, leaving many vehicles stranded.
Police officials said the highway has been closed due to fresh landslide at Marog area in Ramban district.
Pranab Nanda Appointed as New Goa DGP
Pranab Nanda, AGMUT: 1988 (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory) has been appointed as the new DGP of Goa, replacing Muktesh Chander who has been transferred to Delhi.
Parrikar Stable, AIIMS Doc Conducts Check-Up: CMO
The condition of ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is stable, his office said Monday after a senior doctor from the AIIMS in New Delhi conducted his health check-up at a state-run hospital here.
SC Transfers Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Sexual Assault Case to Delhi
A Delhi court Monday directed the CBI to appoint within two days a special public prosecutor in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual assault case.
Post LS Win, Cong Will Pass Women's Reservation Bill: Scindia
The Congress will pass the Women's Reservation Bill in the first session of Parliament itself if it is elected to power in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, senior party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said at a function here on Sunday.
Nor'Wester Hits Kolkata, Nearby Areas; Several Trees Uprooted
A nor'wester accompanied with sharp showers lashed the city early Monday, uprooting trees and snapping cables.
According to the Met department, a 44-km-per-hour gale hit Kolkata and its nearby areas at 3.55 am, followed by another gust, with a speed of 56 km per hour at 4.25 am.
Two Held for Graft in Rajasthan
A sarpanch and an assistant sub inspector of police were arrested by the Anti–Corruption Bureau in separate cases of graft in Rajasthan on Monday, officials said.
AugustaWestland Case: Delhi Court Grants Regular Bail to Dubai Businessman Rajiv Saxena
AgustaWestland money laundering case: Delhi's Patiala House Court grants regular bail to Dubai based businessman Rajiv Saxena, who was recently deported from UAE.
Pro-Russian Party Leads in Moldova Parliamentary Vote
A pro-Russian party has taken the lead in parliamentary elections in Moldova, results showed Monday, but without the clear majority needed to avoid a hung parliament.
No Relief for Sharif as Pak Court Rejects Bail Plea in Corruption Case
A court in Pakistan rejected the bail application of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday, refusing to grant him relief on medical grounds in a corruption case.
The reasons will be given in a detailed judgment to be issued later.
Govt Keen on Playing Politics over Pulwama Attack in Ls Polls: Mamata
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday alleged that though the Modi government had intelligence inputs about the Pulwama attack, it did not take any step as it was more keen on "playing politics over the dead bodies of jawans".
Adani Group Wins Bids to Operate Five Airports
The Adani group has won the bid to operate five out of six airports that were put for privatisation by the central government, a senior official of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said Monday.
Anurag Thakur Asks Twitter to Work With EC in Real Times
Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology head Anurag Thakur read out a personal letter addressed to him by Twitter's Jack Dorsey and allowed Colin Crowell, Vice President & Global Policy Head to appear on Monday, 26 February, said sources.
Anurag Thakur has asked Twitter to ensure that Indian elections are not undermined and influenced by foreign entities. He stressed they must work in real time with Election Commission to address issues.
Mirza Eiyaz ul Hasan Effendi Will Be AIMIM Candidate in Telangana
Mirza Riyaz ul Hasan Effendi will be the Member of Legislative Council(MLC) candidate from All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM).
Sonowal Inaugurates 9 Mw Myntriang Small Hydro Electric Project
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has dedicated the 9 MW Myntriang Small Hydro Electric Project, Stage 1, to the people at Boithalangsu in West Karbi Anglong district, officials said.
Three of Family Found Dead in UP's Balrampur
Three members of a family were found dead and another was seriously injured at their house in Balrampur district of Uttar Pradesh, police said Monday.
Cong Delegation to Meet Home Ministry
A Congress delegation is going to Home Ministry at 3.30 pm in connection with the Arunachal Pradesh permanent residence certificate row. Delegation includes Luizinho Faleiro,Former Arunachal Pradesh CM Nabam Tuki and Takam Sanjoy.
Man Held Transporting Liquor Illegally in Greater Noida
A man was arrested in Greater Noida early Monday for allegedly illegally transporting over 8,000 pints of liquor meant for sale in Arunachal Pradesh, police said.
Parliamentary Committee on IT Summons Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT has summoned senior officials from Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp on 6 March in the Parliament on the issue of "Safeguarding citizens' rights on social/online news media platforms."
Woman Shot Dead in UP's Muzaffarnagar by Brother Over Inter-Caste Affair
In a suspected case of honour killing, a 22-year-old woman was allegedly shot dead by her brother over an affair with a man from a different caste in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district on Monday, police said.
Dhyani was shot dead by Adesh Kumar (25) in Bopada village after her family learnt about her affair with a man from a different caste, Station House Officer (SHO) Sanjiv Kumar said.
India Could 'Finish Us' if Pak Attacks with One N-Bomb: Musharraf
Pakistan's former military dictator Gen (retd.) Pervez Musharraf has termed talk of any nuclear war with India as rubbish, saying if Pakistan would attack India with one atomic bomb, then New Delhi could "finish us by attacking with 20 bombs".
"It is not so simple. Do not talk like this. There is always a military strategy," Musharraf, who is on self-exile in Dubai, said in response to a question at a news conference in Dubai on Friday evening.
Airtel and Ciena to Build Ultra-Fast Photonic Control Networks
Airtel and Ciena will build one of the world’s largest photonic control plane network for delivering ultra-fast Data over 4G, 5G and FTTH (Fiber to the home).
India Likely to Get Normal Monsoon Rains in 2019: Skymet
Monsoon rains in India are expected to be normal in 2019, the country’s only private weather forecasting agency Skymet said on Monday, raising prospects of higher farm and economic growth in the $2 trillion economy.
Fire in Kullu Village, 10 Houses Gutted
10 houses gutted in a fire in Jindi village of Kullu district. Three cows have been killed and no human casualty has been reported yet. Villagers are reported to be trying to douse the fire themselves as there is no road connectivity for fire tenders.
Gunmen in Somalia Kill Eight in Roadside Massacre
Gunmen in Somalia opened fire on Monday on a team of roadside workers, killing eight and wounding several others, witnesses said.
The workers, who included both men and women, were clearing scrubland alongside a road in the Hawa-Abdi area, some 18 kilometres (11 miles) north outside the capital Mogadishu.
6 Flights Diverted from Delhi Airport Due to Bad Weather
Six flights have been diverted from Delhi Airport due to overhead congestion. All flights have been diverted to Jaipur.
Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Nowshera, Rajouri District
Pakistan has violated ceasefire in Nowshera area in Jammu and Kashmir’s , District Rajouri.
Weekly Cross-LoC Bus Service Resumes in J-K's Poonch
After remaining suspended for a week following the Pulwama terror attack, the weekly cross-LoC bus service resumed on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, with only 17 passengers availing the facility, officials said.
No fresh Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) resident came here, apparently in view of the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan following Pulwama terror attack in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed on February 14, they said.
The officials said, while 13 passengers, including 11 PoK residents crossed over to the other side from the Chakan-da-bagh crossing point in Poonch district, only four Indian residents walked into this side after the gates were opened.
RBI Extends Timeline for Completion of KYC for PPIs
The Reserve Bank of India has given six more months to Prepaid Payments Instruments issuers for the completion of the KYC process. The last date of completion of the process was 28 February.
SC to Hear Ram-Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Case on Tuesday
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Tuesday the politically sensitive Ayodhya's Ram-Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid land dispute matter.
It will be heard by a five-judge constitution bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer.
Police Detain Drunk Man for Threatening to Blow Up Prime Minister
A drunk man claiming to be a terrorist, who had made a call to the control room threatening to blow up the prime minister after getting into a fight with his landlord, was detained by the police, officials said Monday.
Anti-India Intellectualism Promoting Terrorism: Jitendra Singh
Union minister Jitendra Singh has blamed anti-India intellectualism for promotion of terrorism in Kashmir and said there is no place for such intellectualism as it has become a "favourite pastime" for failed scholars and failed academicians.
"Anti-India intellectualism promoting terrorism. There is no place for anti-India intellectualism," Singh said on Monday.
17 Lakh Names Deleted from Electoral Rolls in Maharashtra
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has deleted as many as 17 lakh names from the voters' list in Maharashtra after revision ahead of the polls, an official said Monday.
Some of these names were registered multiple times or the concerned voters had died, he said.
5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge
An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 hit central Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 15:05 Coordinated Universal Time (8:35 pm Monday IST).
Deaf Youth Protesting in Pune Allege Police Baton – Charge
Several deaf youth protesting in Pune against the issuance of disability certificates to ineligible persons were Monday subjected to a baton charge, organisers alleged, though police claimed it was "mild force" to restrain them.
Centre approves over 5.6 L houses under PMAY for urban poors
The Centre on Monday approved over 5.6 lakh houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana for urban poors, taking the total number of houses being funded by the government to more than 79 lakh.
According to the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, which is mandated to implement the PMAY (U), Uttar Pradesh has been sanctioned 1,79,215 houses, followed by Andhra Pradesh at 1,10,618, Maharashtra at 1,01,220 and Karnataka at 48,729, among others.
Kashmiri Bureaucrat Shah Faesal Announces He'll Launch New Party
Former Kashmiri bureaucrat Shah Faesal has announced that he will launch a new party. He also said that he has applied to the Election Commission.
MP Businessman Shot at by Bike-Borne Miscreants
A businessman shot at by three unidentified bike-borne miscreants in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa. He has been admitted to the hospital and is said to be in a critical state.
Rahul Gandhi Appoints Prodyut Deb Barman as New President of PCC Tripura
Congress President Rahul Gandhi appoints Prodyut Deb Barman as the new Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president of Tripura. Barman has replaced Birajit Sinha.
Pakistan Building Collapse Kills 2 in Karachi; Traps Others
A Pakistani rescue official says at least two bodies have been recovered from a three-story building that collapsed in an eastern suburb of the southern port city of Karachi.
RBI Proposes New Compensation Norms for Top Officials of Private, Foreign Banks
The RBI Monday proposed that at least 50 per cent of compensation of senior officials of private and foreign banks, including whole time directors and chief executive officers, "should be variable".
A discussion paper on proposed guidelines for compensation of whole time directors/chief executive officers/material risk takers and control function staff issued by the central bank also said ESOPs should be included as a component of variable pay.
JeM Chief Masood Azhar Shifted From Rawalpindi Military Hospital to Safe Hideout
Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar has been shifted from a military hospital in Rawalpindi to a highly protected facility called Kotghani near Bahawalpur in Pakistan, reported ANI quoting intelligence agencies from across the border.
IAF Jets Crossed the LoC, Pak Army Alleges
Pakistan Armed Forces spokesperson, Major General Asif Ghafoor, on Twitter claimed "Indian Air Force violated Line of Control. Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircraft gone back."
15 People Injured After a Truck-Bus Collision
At least 15 people injured after a collision between a truck and a bus near ITO flyover around 3 am today. The bus was going from Anand Vihar to Uttam Nagar. The injured have been taken to hospital, reported ANI.
Iran Foreign Minister Zarif Announces Resignation on Instagram
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was the lead negotiator in the 2015 nuclear deal, announced his resignation on Instagram.
"I apologise for my inability to continue serving and for all the shortcomings during my term in office," Zarif said in a message posted on his verified Instagram account on Monday.
Zarif thanked Iranians and "respected officials" for their support "in the last 67 months".