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24 Indians picked for NBA Academy in India

New Delhi:  Twenty four players were today selected for the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the ACG Worldwide Group (ACG) Jump National Finals here. The selected 24 (inclusive of the 3 players who will be selected in the months prior to the opening of the NBA Academy) will become the first class to receive scholarships

Women have the right to decide on pregnancy: SC judge

New Delhi:  It is the woman’s “choice” to either have a baby, or abort or prevent pregnancy. It is her right. Supreme Court judge A K Sikri said this today while speaking on the state of affairs relating to women’s reproductive rights and the dominant role played by the menfolk and the family in imposing

Dhawan eyes India comeback through Champions Trophy

Mumbai: Discarded India opener Shikhar Dhawan is eyeing a comeback into the national team at the ICC Champions Trophy in June by performing well in the few domestic tournaments lined up ahead of the event in England. “Absolutely. For that I have 2 to 3 months and 3 to 4 tournaments. I will do better.

SHO sent to police lines for ‘misbehaving’ with woman

Phagwara: The SHO of Phagwara city station was sent to police lines for allegedly misbehaving with a woman and taking her along with her children to police station without any lady constable accompanying them. Phagwara City SHO Nirmal Singh yesterday allegedly misbehaved with the woman, manhandled her and pushed her and her two children into

We don’t expect anything better from Rahul Gandhi: BJP

New Delhi: BJP today hit back at Rahul Gandhi for his remarks against the Prime Minister, saying the Congress leader “behaves as per his standards” and it does not expect anything better from him. At the unveiling of common minimum programme of SP-Congress alliance in Lucknow, Rahul today took a swipe at Narendra Modi for

PM hails successful test-firing of interceptor missile

Badaun (UP):  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lauded the successful test of interceptor missile and used the occasion to take a dig at opponents, saying they would now have to travel “very high” if they want proof of it. Addressing an election rally here, Modi congratulated the scientists for developing the defence system. He said

BHIM app launched on iOS platform

New Delhi:  Indigenous digital payments app BHIM, which the government has developed for fast and secure cashless transactions, was today launched on the iOS platform. “The much awaited #BHIM for iOS is now available on the AppStore. Apple users, download #BHIM now! #ItPaystoBHIM,” Niti Aayog today said in a tweet. The Bharat Interface for Money

SEBI evolving as per the economy’s needs: Jaitley

  New Delhi:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday credited securities markets’ regulator SEBI for being a professional organisation which has been evolving as per the needs of the economy and the markets. Jaitley’s comments on the evolution of SEBI’s role came after he addressed its board at a post-Budget meet. “SEBI is a professional

Five killed as car falls into a gorge in HP

Shimla: Five medical representatives were killed when their vehicle fell into a gorge in Kangra district, police said today. The ill-fated Toyota Fortuner plunged 400 feet into a deep gorge at Dopan near Barot on border of Mandi and Kangra districts last night. All five bodies have been recovered. Four of the deceased have been

Police official misbehaves with women in Phagwara

Phagwara: An incident of manhandling has come in front where Police officer misbehaved with women while they arrived to nab a person named Nitin Chadda near Satnampura in Phagwara on Saturday. The accused officer has been identified as SHO Sulakhan Singh of Satnampura station who arrived at the home of Nitin Chadda along with Phagwara

RBI to declare ‘verified’ figure on post-demonetisation deposits

  New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India on Saturday said it needs to be careful on divulging the post-demonetisation deposit amount as the figure needs to be verified first and should not be just an estimate. “The number that we should now divulge should be a verified number and congruent with the complex accounting,”

South Africa reclaim No. 1 ODI ranking after 5-0 sweep over SL

Dubai:  South Africa returned to the top of the ICC ODI Team Rankings after sweeping aside Sri Lanka 5-0 in their home series which ended at Centurion. South Africa had entered the series against Sri Lanka, trailing number-one ranked Australia by four points. However, Australia’s 0-2 defeat against New Zealand and South Africa’s own 5-0

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‘Made-in-India’ exhibition to be held in Kuwait

Dubai:  India is set to host a ‘Made in India’ exhibition in Kuwait later this month to showcase a wide variety of Indian products. The exhibition that will be held on February 18 will showcase several products manufactured in India, the Indian Embassy in Kuwait said. The products to be exhibited during the event range

WhatsApp rolls out two-step verification for enhanced security

  New Delhi:  WhatsApp on Friday rolled out a two-step verification process for all devices to enhance the security of users’ accounts. WhatsApp has been working on two-step verification for the past several months. “When you have the feature enabled, any attempt to verify your phone number on WhatsApp must be accompanied by the six-digit

Indian-origin woman neurosurgeon picked for NASA space mission

Mumbai: An Indian-origin neurosurgeon currently based in Canada has been shortlisted by NASA for its 2018 space mission under the Citizen Science Astronaut (CSA) programme. If everything goes as per plan, Dr Shawna Pandya (32) may join the league of Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams. Dr Pandya, who was born in Canada, is a general

Sikh group calls for inquiry into UK’s role in ‘Op Blue Star’ 

  London: A UK-based Sikh group has written to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office demanding a public inquiry into Britain’s alleged involvement in the 1984 Operation Blue Star. Sikh Federation UK has been working on a report titled ‘Sacrificing Sikhs: The need for an investigation’, which claims to have evidence regarding the full extent of

Nadal pulls out of Rotterdam Open

  Madrid:  Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal has announced he will not be able to play next week at the Rotterdam Open because he needs rest to avoid possible injuries. “I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play in Rotterdam,” Nadal said on social media, reports Efe. “After last year’s absence

Deep-rooted resistance to reforms remains in BCCI

New Delhi: The resistance to Lodha panel reforms remains deep rooted in the BCCI with only state bodies of Vidarbha and Tripura implementing the Supreme Court approved reforms in toto, a source has claimed. After removing Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke as BCCI president and secretary for obstructing the implementation of the Lodha recommendations, the

Coach’s job harder than players: Thierry Henry

  Paris:  Former football player Thierry Henry believes the work of a coach is harder than that of a player, judging from his current post as assistant manager of the Belgium national team. In an interview with French newspaper L’Equipe, the former Arsenal and Barcelona player said he is beginning to understand the priorities of


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