Final production batch of LRSAM flagged off

Hyderabad, Feb 14 (IANS) The final production batch of Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM) system, designed and developed by DRDO in collaboration with various industry partners and integrated by BDL, was flagged off here on Sunday at DRDL, APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex. G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, DDR&D and Chairman DRDO and Rear […]

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I-League: Arrows stun Mohammedan SC, win 1-0

Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) Indian Arrows earned their first victory of the I-League season with a defiant 1-0 win over Mohammedan Sporting at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Sunday. The All India Football Federation’s developmental side displayed heroic defending and goalkeeping after Gurpanthjeet Singh’s goal in the first half to hand Mohammedan SC their […]

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IMA announces ‘non-cooperation, asks surgeons not to train Ayush practioners

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Intensifying their protest against the Centre’s order to train post-graduate practitioners in specified streams of ayurveda in general surgical procedures, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called for a non-cooperation movement, asking the surgeons and anesthesiologists to not cooperate in training the Ayush doctors. The apex association of modern medicine […]

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PICK OF THE WEEK (February 14)

ABB India – ReduceRecommendation by HDFC Securities Most of the potential upsides on cyclical recovery is already priced into the lofty valuation. Hence, we maintain REDUCE on ABB and roll forward our valuation to Mar-23E. We revise our TP to Rs 1,426/sh vs. Rs 1,268/sh earlier. We have retained our estimates. Britannia Industries – Reduce […]

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AAP flays Punjab poll violence, booth capturing

Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) Punjab’s opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday condemned booth capturing, violence and attacks on its workers, allegedly by Congress activists, in the elections to the urban local bodies, including eight high-stake municipal corporations. In a statement here, Leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema said democracy was “assassinated by the Congress” […]

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DK Shivakumar’s daughter weds Krishna’s grandson in B’luru

Bengaluru, Feb 14 (IANS) Coinciding with Valentine’s Day, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president D.K. Shivakumar’s eldest daughter Aishwarya on Sunday married BJP’s veteran member S.M. Krishna’s grandson Amartya Hegde at a private hotel in this tech city. State Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, many of his cabinet colleagues, opposition Congress leader in the Rajya Sabha […]

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DIY Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, Feb 14 (IANSlife) With the annual celebration of love and joy in the air, the world gears up for a much-loved tradition laced with chocolate, roses and presents. It is the season to switch your regular glass of wine for something different. Try your hand at whipping up some delectable cocktails with […]

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Recipes to win hearts this Valentine’s Day

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, Feb 14 (IANSlife) It’s the season of love – a celebration of grand gestures, delightful indulgences, and memories made with your someone special. Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with special curated recipes by experts for your loved one. Strawberry cream cheesecake by Executive Pastry chef Selva, The Westin Koregaon Park Ingredients: * Cream […]

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Modi pays tribute to Pulwama martyrs

Chennai, Feb 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to the security personnel who were killed in a terror attack in south Kashmir’s Pulwama in 2019. “We pay tribute to all those men martyred in the Pulwama terror attack,” Modi said during his visit to Chennai. The Prime Minister said that the […]

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J&K simplifies business establishment process

Jammu, Feb 14 (IANS) In a move to revive the business sector and boost investor confidence with a business-friendly environment in Jammu and Kashmir, the Administrative Council (AC) has approved a series of measures for simplifying business establishment process. The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor, Manoj Sinha on […]

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Inflation data, global cues to drive Indian equities (Market Outlook)

Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) As the Indian stock market remains largely bullish with intermittent correction and consolidation, wholesale inflation data, global cues along with the trend in the foreign institutional investments (FII) will drive the domestic indices in the coming week, analysts said. Siddhartha Khemka, Head of Retail Research, Motilal Oswal Financial Services noted that […]

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Iraq reimposes stricter restrictions

Baghdad, Feb 14 (IANS) Iraqi authorities have approved a package of health restrictions, including reimposing partial and full curfew starting from later this week due to a resurgence of new Covid cases. The Higher Committee for Health and National Safety, headed by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, held a meeting on Saturday and decided to impose […]

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Over 80 killed in Yemen’s Marib within 24 hours

Sanaa, Feb 14 (IANS) More than 80 people were killed due to continued intense armed confrontations between pro-government Yemeni forces and the Houthi militia over the past 24 hours in the country’s northeastern oil-rich province of Marib, according to local sources. An official of Marib’s local authority told Xinhua news agency that on Saturday “scores […]

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30 injured in massive Japan earthquake (Ld)

Tokyo, Feb 14 (IANS) At least 30 people were injured after a massive earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, authorities said on Sunday. The quake which struck late Saturday night was preliminarily measured with a magnitude of 7.1 and was later revised up to 7.3, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) […]

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Respite from cold wave in J&K, Ladakh

Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) Weather continued to improve across Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Sunday as the long spell of cold wave was broken by bright sunny days and comparatively warmer nights, which is likely to continue during the next week, said the MeT department. “Weather has remarkably improved in J&K and Ladakh. Cold […]

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Guterres condemns attack against peacekeeping mission in Mali

United Nations, Feb 14 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned an attack against the peacekeeping mission in Mali. Through a statement attributable to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric issued on Saturday, the UN chief condemned “the complex attack by unidentified armed elements against a temporary operating base of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in […]

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How Taj Mahal changed after Covid-19

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The number of tourists visiting Taj Mahal is gradually increasing after it reopened on September 21, 2020 following a closure of around 180 days due to Covid-19 induced nationwide lockdown. However, during the closure, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) was continuously working on its conservation. ASI superintendent Vasant Swarnkar […]

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Palestinian factions agree to form unity govt after polls

Ramallah, Feb 14 (IANS) Palestinian factions have agreed to form a unity coalition government after the upcoming general elections, according to a senior official of the ruling Fatah party. Jibril Rajoub, Secretary-General of the Fatah Central Committee, told reporters here on Saturday that the unity government will comprise representatives from all the Palestinian factions, reports […]

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Three held in UP for making fake HSRP

Meerut (UP), Feb 14 (IANS) Three persons have been arrested in Meerut for allegedly manufacturing and selling fake high security registration plates (HSRP). In a surprise raid on the intervening night of Friday/Saturday in Mohanpuri area, the police recovered about 400 finished plates and more than 300 ’empty’ ones on which number was yet to […]

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Heavy air pollution continues in Beijing

Beijing, Feb 14 (IANS) Beijing has continued to witness heavy air pollution, which started last week before the Chinese New Year. Data registered at 10 a.m. on Saturday showed the city’s air quality index had reached the level of heavy pollution, with the PM 2.5 concentration in the city’s urban areas hitting 239 micrograms per […]

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Astro Zindagi (Weekly Horoscope)

Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for February 15-21 BY NEERAJ DHANKHER ARIES This week your inflow of income will increase and doors to gains will get unlocked. Senior officials will remain satisfied with your work, which will also ensure the inflow of comforts. If you are […]

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Three classical ‘kashayams’ get scientific validation for treating rheumatoid arthritis

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 14 (IANS) A team of researchers from the Department of Biochemistry, University of Kerala with the support of the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), has come out with a significant work that has given scientific validation to three classical ayurvedic kashayams. The three are Balaguluchiadi, Punarnavadi and Gugguluthiktaam — […]

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Ours are the streets

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Believing that the most incredible thing about the street is the fact that it is an activation of public life, contemporary artist Shilo Shiv Suleman, founder of ‘The Fearless Collective’ that engages with gender issues and art for social change says that in the post-pandemic world when our […]

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Skill ministry launches fellowship programme in partnership with IIMs

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) on Saturday launched Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) programme in partnership with nine Indian Institutes’ of Management (IIM) across India. Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey chaired the event on ‘Transforming skilling through strategic partnerships under SANKALP’ and rolled out […]

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