CISF trooper saves Metro passenger’s life

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A CISF constable, posted at the Indraprastha Metro station, saved the life of a passenger who suddenly collapsed on the platform, officials said on Friday. On Thursday, constable Anil Gunja noticed that a male passenger, who de-boarded from the metro, suddenly fell unconscious. Informing his seniors, he rushed to the […]

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NHSRCL opens technical bids for Sabarmati maintenance depot for Mum-Ahmedabad Bullet train project

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on Friday opened the technical bids for the construction of Sabarmati Maintenance depot for 508-km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed rail project, popularly known as the Bullet Train project, in which nine companies participated. An NHSRCL spokesperson here said that it had invited bids […]

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Covid lesson: New treatment protocol in private hospitals

Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Learning lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic, leading private healthcare providers have started introducing changes in their treatment protocols. Drawing on the experience of tackling the pandemic during last one year, the hospitals are pre-screening patients not just for Covid-19 but also other potential infectious diseases. For this, some of the hospitals […]

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Sankrail freight terminal in WB will provide quick freight movement from industrial area: Goyal

New Delhi/Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said that Sankrail freight terminal which has eight full electrified lines will provide the facility of quick freight movement from industrial areas in West Bengal. Goyal made the remarks after inaugurating second foot over bridge at Santragachi, Freight Terminal at Sankrail (Phase-I) and Vivekananda […]

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and CSIR sign MoU to promote health research

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the development, conduct and promotion of health research in India. Gates Foundation and CSIR will work together to identify opportunities to initiate scientific and technological collaborations. These […]

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Dineout acquires event curator SteppinOut

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Restaurant tech platform Dineout on Friday announced it has acquired event and experience curator SteppinOut for an undisclosed sum. This is the fifth acquisition by Dineout after inResto, Torqus, Gourmet Passport and Binge Digital. The fresh acquisition will help Dineout host multiple types of offline experiences ranging from food festivals, […]

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‘Kabir Mahotsav’ to be held in Varanasi

Varanasi, Feb 19 (IANS) A Kabir Mahotsav will be held in Varanasi at the end of February, showcasing the life of ‘Sant’ Kabir, the 15th-century Indian mystic poet and seer, whose writings influenced the Bhakti movement. The Mahotsav will also focus on other Bhakti cult mystics, including Guru Nanak, Gorakhnath and Rahim Das, who were […]

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Mughlai menu: SpiceJet to offer Karim’s dishes to flyers

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) To entice flyers with authentic Mughlai cuisine, SpiceJet has tied-up with Old Delhi’s iconic restaurant, Karim’s. For the uninitiated, Karim’s is an iconic landmark for the food connoisseurs dated to its Mughal legacy since 1913. Accordingly, the airline is introducing the ‘Shan-e-Tandoor’ platter, from Karim’s on-board select flights. “To start […]

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UP govt signs MoU with Ikea (ld)

Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has signed an MoU with IKEA, the largest furniture and home applications company of the world, which will invest Rs 5500 crore in Uttar Pradesh during the next five years. The state government has provided 50,000 square meters of land in Noida for an […]

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ED attaches properties worth Rs 281 cr, including Lalit Modi’s land

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties worth Rs 281.42 crore of several NCR-based real estate companies, including that of former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi, in connection with a money laundering case wherein land was “illegally” acquired in Haryana with the alleged connivance of senior government functionaries […]

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Tharoor slams Kerala Left Govt for dumping cricket for Army recruitment rally

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (IANS) Thiruvananthapuram Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor , known for his deep love for the game of cricket on Friday slammed the decision by the Pinarayi Vijayan government to dump hosting the India-South Africa women’s cricket series to hold an Army recruitment drive at the prestigious Sports Hub-Greenfield Stadium, here. The […]

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Punjab budget to be presented on March 8

Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) The Amarinder Singh-led Punjab government will present its budget for 2021-22 on March 8. A cabinet meeting, chaired by the Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday approved to summon the 14th session (Budget Session) of the 15th Vidhan Sabha from March 1 to 10 and recommended the same to the Governor […]

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Chandrababu Naidu sold 54 government companies: YSRCP

Amaravati, Feb 19 (IANS) Senior Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) leader and Rajya Sabha MP V. Vijayasai Reddy on Friday lambasted Telugu Desam Party (TDP) National President N. Chandrababu Naidu alleging that he orchestrated the sale of 54 government companies. “Who sold Nizam Sugars Limited, dozen cooperative sugar factories, Allwyn watches, spinning mills and […]

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‘Bell Bottom’ to hit theatres on May 28

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) The Akshay Kumar-starrer Bell Bottom will see a theatrical release on May 28, the makers confirmed on Friday. “Countdown begins! #Bellbottom to release in cinemas near you on 28th May, 2021!” a tweet from the film’s production house Pooja Entertainment read. Actor-producer Jackky Bhagnani also confirmed with a tweet: “Mark your […]

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‘Pak chief exporter of Jihadi terror; Myanmar has China & ISI linked insurgents’

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan is the chief exporter of Jihadi terrorism, host of Al Qaeda leadership, D-Company and runs a network of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN), Delhi Police said in its annual press conference on Friday. Mentioning seven neighbouring countries — Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar, and Bangladesh –, the […]

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Brazil drops WTO suit against Canada over aircraft subsidies

Brasilia, Feb 19 (IANS) The Brazilian government announced on Thursday that it has formally withdrawn its 2017 suit against the Canadian government at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over commercial aircraft subsidies. The South American country challenged the subsidies granted by the Canadian government for the launch, development and production of the C-Series aircraft by […]

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BJP using fuel pumps to loot public: Jaiveer

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Congress attacked BJP over spiraling fuel prices in the country and alleged that the ruling party is looting public using Fuel Pumps and termed the situation “economic terrorism”. Congress Spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said: “Dacoits loot with Guns, BJP looting public using Fuel Pumps!! Petrol Stations should be called ‘Govt Loot […]

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Madras HC notice to Centre, 5 others, over Covishield side effects on vax volunteer

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Madras High court on Friday issued a notice to the Centre and five other respondents including India’s drug regulatory body, ICMR, Serum institute of India, AstraZeneca and Sri Ramachandra Higher education and Research, Chennai, asking their response on a writ petition it accepted, filed by a Covishield’s trial volunteer, […]

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Colombia’s Covid-19 vaccination drive kicks off in major cities

Bogota, Feb 19 (IANS) Mass vaccination against Covid-19 kicked off on Thursday in Colombia’s capital Bogota, the Colombian city with the most infections and deaths since the start of the pandemic in the South American country, said health authorities. The vaccination drive began simultaneously at hospitals in Bogota and other major cities, with the immunization […]

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8 killed in Burkina Faso vehicle ambush

Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Feb 19 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and nine others injured when the civilian transport vehicle they were travelling in was ambushed by unidentified gunmen on Thursday in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso, an official statement said. The ambush occurred on Thursday morning about 4 km to Tokabangou, in […]

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Cong loses more leaders to SP in UP

Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) The Congress suffered a jolt in Uttar Pradesh on Friday when it lost another batch of senior leaders — this time to the Samajwadi Party. Two former ministers, R.K. Chaudhary (Lucknow) and Jai Narain Tiwari (Sultanpur) left the party to join the Samajwadi Party. R.K. Chaudhary was a cabinet minister in […]

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‘Naachney gaane wali’: Ex-MP Minister calls Kangana Ranaut

Betul (Madhya Pradesh), Feb 19 (IANS) Former minister in the previous Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh, Sukhdev Panse, has made a derogatory remark against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, calling her a ‘Naachney Gaane waali’ (which loosely translates into a cheap version of a public entertainer). Panse said Ranaut, who insulted the farmers protesting at […]

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5 common myths about organic skincare products

By N. Lothungbeni HumtsoeNew Delhi, Feb 19 (IANSlife) In today’s generation, consumers have become more aware and conscious of harmful chemicals hidden in their skincare products. They have even become skeptical of using skincare that wear the claim of being “organic” and “all natural”, often questioning if these claims are just marketing gimmicks or more […]

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Manipur’s top separatist & ex-UNLF chief Panmei expelled ‘for all times’ from outfit

By Subir BhaumikImphal, Feb 19 (IANS) Khundongbam Panmei, former chairman of the 1964-founded United National Liberation Front (UNLF), has faced charges of “colluding with the enemy by leaking sensitive information and framing other leaders” and has been expelled permanently during a special session of the UNLF. The special session was held in GHQ Neina Shang, […]

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Mongolia reports 58 new Covid-19 cases

Ulan Bator, Feb 19 (IANS) Mongolia reported 58 new Covid-19 cases within the last 24 hours, bringing its total caseload to 2,551, the National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) said Friday. Meanwhile, 17 more recoveries have been reported, bringing the national count to 1,819, the NCCD said in a statement. The disease has claimed five […]

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