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PNB scam accused sent to police custody till March 5

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) A special CBI court on Wednesday sent to police custody, till March 5, five senior executives of the Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi Group of Companies, including Vipul Ambani, who were arrested on Tuesday in conection with the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank fraud. The Central Bureau of Investigation had nabbed Vipul Ambani, Firestar International's President (Fin...

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NAL to get transport aircraft Saras certified for military use

Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) State-run National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) will get its transport aircraft Saras-Mark 2 certified initially for military operations and civil use subsequently, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday. The improved version (Saras-Mk2) will be a 19-seater transport aircraft instead of 14-seater and will be used for military operations and flying civilia...

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Pakistan SC disqualifies Nawaz Sharif as PML-N chief

Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as the president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying that all the decisions made by him as the party chief stand null and void. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar announced the decision against the Elections Act 2017 passed by the Par...

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Kamal launches 'Makkal Neethi Maiam' party

Madurai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally launched his political party called Makkal Neethi Maiam (People's Justice Centre). He also unfurled his party's flag, which has six hands - three in red and three in white - joined together around a star on a white background. With this, Kamal becomes one more actor from Tamil movie world to float a...

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ISL: Mumbai aim to keep semi-final hopes alive

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Mumbai City FC will aim to keep alive their slim chances of entering the semi-finals when they take on NorthEast United FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) tie here on Thursday. Mumbai City, who topped the league stage last season, are placed seventh at the moment with 20 points from 15 matches. NorthEast United are already out of the race for the top four s...

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2016 Aadhaar law can't cure right to privacy invasion since 2009: SC told

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court was on Wednesday told that the invasion of citizens' right to privacy -- by collecting their biometric data under Aadhaar scheme through an executive order since 2009 -- can't be saved and validated by a 2016 law. The invasion of my right (to privacy) by collecting and sharing my personal information with other players can't be cured by the subs...

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COAI likely to take TRAI to court on 'predatory pricing' order

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Taking its grievances against the telecom watchdog's recent order on telecom tariff amendment a step further, the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) on Wednesday said it may take legal action and a decision on this should be taken by next week. The COAI said the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has created an environment of unequal footin...

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Pakistan gets 3-month reprieve from terror financing watchlist: Asif

Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan has won a last-minute reprieve at the Financial Action Task Forces meeting in Paris after member states failed to reach a consensus on a US-led motion to place Pakistan on a watchlist of countries that finance terrorism, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said. However, there was no official word from the organisation regarding the reprieve. Asi...

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Mizoram to get first regional agricultural centre with Israeli collaboration

Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) A regional centre for agriculture set up with Israeli collaboration will be inaugurated in Mizoram -- the first of its kind in the northeast region -- on March 7. The centre has been set up to exclusively process citrus fruits. Israel will provide the expertise and professional support to run the centre, which will cater to the entire northeast, Israel Am...

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Congenital heart disease may up risk of early dementia

New York, Feb 21 (IANS) People born with heart disease may be at a higher risk of early onset of dementia, finds a study involving over 10,000 participants. Congenital heart disease, the most common type of birth defect, involves a defect on the walls of the heart, the valves of the heart and the arteries and veins near the heart. We've learned that congenital heart disease is a ...

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Gursimar, Sonam lead at women's golf meet

Greater Noida, Feb 21 (IANS) Gursimar Badwal and Sonam Chugh shared the opening rounds lead with two-under 70 each in the fifth leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour here on Wednesday. One shot behind them was Neha Tripathi, who is still searching for her first title of the season. The top three were the only players with sub-par rounds on the opening day. Amateur Tanir...

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Rhea Sharma looks up to Rekha

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Rhea Sharma says she looks up to veteran cine icon Rekha as a strong role model. I definitely look up to Rekha ma'am as a strong role model and the fact that she had always been my inspiration is not hidden, Rhea said in a statement. The actress, who is seen in the Star Plus show Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh Piyaji, added: I have loved her since my childho...

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Tiger Shroff's action hero dreams

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff, who has starred in action films like Heropanti and Baaghi, says it was his dream to be an action hero. Tiger attended the trailer launch of his forthcoming action drama Baaghi 2 on Wednesday here where he shared that he has been preparing for this role since childhood. I think I have been preparing for this since my childhood. It was my ...

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Pakistan SC disqualifies Sharif as PML-N chief

Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as the president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying that all the decisions made by him as the party chief stand null and void. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar announced the decision against the Elections Act 2017 passed by the Par...

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CEC seeks report on shoe hurling at Naveen Patnaik

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on Wednesday sought a report from the Odisha State Election Commissioner (SEC) on the incident of shoe hurling at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during a by-election campaign in Bargarh district on Tuesday. A delegation of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), led by party MP Pinaki Mishra, met the CEC in New Delhi on Wednesd...

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Assault on Delhi CS: Two AAP MLAs sent in judicial custody till Thursday

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday sent two Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, who allegedly assaulted Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, in judicial custody till Thursday. Metropolitan Magistrate Shefali Barnala Tandon refused a Delhi Police plea for police custody of MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal and said their bail pleas will be taken up on Thursday. On Tues...

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India to spend more on AI-based tools to secure cyberspace: Cisco

Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) As the scope for cyber breaches continues to expand with the increase in encrypted web traffic volume and supply chain attacks, security professionals in India will spend more on tools that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to fight malware attacks, said a Cisco report on Wednesday. Applying these tools can help enhance network security d...

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Idea Cellular to raise Rs 3,500 cr via QIP

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Idea Cellular on Wednesday said its capital raising committee has approved an issue price of Rs 82.50 per equity share for sale of shares through a qualified institutional placement (QIP) to raise Rs 3,500 crore. The capital raising committee of the company at its meeting held on Wednesday approved the closure of the issue period for the QIP, it said in a regulatory...

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Delhi Chief Secretary assault: Haryana bureaucrats wear black badges

Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) To protest against the assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash allegedly by two legislators of Delhi's ruling AAP, top bureaucrats in Haryana on Wednesday wore black badges to a meeting with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. At least 46 top most bureaucrats in the Haryana government wore the black badges to protest the assault. Prakash w...

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Austria's Thiem advances at Rio Open

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 21 (IANS) Austria's defending champion Dominic Thiem progressed to the next round of the Rio Open tennis tournament by defeating Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-2, 7-5 here on Wednesday. The second seed and world No.6 will next meet Pablo Andujar of Spain in the ATP 500 clay court event on Thursday, reports Xinhua news agency. France's Gael Monfils also advanced wit...

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