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ED attaches Rs 32 crore assets of Zoom Developers (2 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said it has attached assets worth Rs 32 crore of Zoom Developers Private Ltd in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, in a bank fraud case.

Reforms not enough unless they transform economy, society: Modi (6 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that reforms alone were not enough unless they transformed the economy and society.

Jayalalithaa’s niece mulls joining AIADMK (Roundup) (6 minutes ago)
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) In a move that could worry AIADMK’s new leader V.K. Sasikala, late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa’s niece J. Deepa on Tuesday announced her decision to join politics but said she wasn’t sure whether she will enter the AIADMK or float a new party.

Many ATMs run dry but queues get shorter (Lead) (8 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked the limit on daily withdrawal from ATMs from Rs 4,500 to Rs 10,000, but a day after the decision many ATMs across the national capital were without cash.

On MGR’s birth centenary, relatives part ways with AIADMK (14 minutes ago)
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) As Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK celebrated the birth centenary of its late founder and Chief Minister M.G.Ramachandran (MGR), two of his relatives joined the BJP, the party said.

‘Black hole man of India’ C.V. Vishveshwara dead (20 minutes ago)
Kolkata/Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Veteran scientist C.V. Vishveshwara, known as a pioneer in black hole research in India, has died, researchers associated with LIGO said on Tuesday.

Amendments to Jharkhand land acts historic, says Governor (22 minutes ago)
Ranchi, Jan 17 (IANS) Jharkhand Governor Draupdi Murmu on Tuesday termed as historic the amendments to the state’s two key land acts, carried out in the assembly amid ruckus and by voice vote in the winter session, but the protesting opposition Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) walked out of the assembly.

Murder accused Indrani seeks to divorce Peter (22 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Indrani Mukerjea, one of the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, seeks to divorce her husband and co-accused Peter Mukerjea.

ASUS smartphone with large battery, improved camera soon in India (28 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) After a successful launch of Zenfone AR and Zenfone 3 Zoom devices at CES 2017 in Las Vegas in the US recently, ASUS is now expected to launch a battery, camera-centric smartphone next month in India.

Kejriwal denies bribery charges, says Badal-Amarinder together (Lead) (18:24)
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday denied charges of promoting bribery by asking voters to take money from other parties and vote for the AAP in Punjab and Goa.

25 children win National Bravery Awards (18:18) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Twenty five children from different parts of the country have been selected for Indian Council for Child Welfare’s (ICCW) National Bravery Awards to be presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 23.

AAP urges poll panel to ensure free, fair Goa elections (17:58)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday alleged that the government was disrupting its poll campaigning in Goa and urged the Election Commission to assure free and fair voting in the coastal state.

Mayawati demanded Rs 8 cr for seat, says expelled BSP legislator (17:58)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) BSP’s expelled Sahibabad MLA Amar Pal Sharma, who joined the Congress on Tuesday, claimed he was ousted from the party because he had declined to pay Rs 8 crore to party supremo Mayawati for the party ticket in the upcoming polls.

Cultural, social harmony must for development: Naqvi (17:56)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said that India’s cultural and social harmony is the “password of progress”.

BJP moves EC seeking ‘seizure’ of Congress poll symbol (17:56)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Claiming that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s correlating the party symbol ‘hand’ with religious figures was violative of the poll code of conduct, the BJP on Tuesday moved the EC seeking ‘seizure’ of the election symbol of Congress.

Congress questions British note printer’s business in India (17:54)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Blaming the Centre for compromising the national interest, the Congress on Tuesday alleged the central government of collaborating with a blacklisted Britain based note printing company De La Rue.

Delhi court allows Naveen Jindal to extend foreign trip (17:52)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday allowed former Congress MP and industrialist Naveen Jindal, who has been accused in a coal block allocation case, to extend by three days his foreign trip undertaken for business purposes.

Intruder apprehended in Nagrota army camp (17:32)
Jammu, Jan 17 (IANS) A man was shot and apprehended after he entered the Nagrota army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district, a defence spokesman said on Tuesday.

Hyderabad varsity tense on anniversary of Rohith’s suicide (17:24)
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Tension prevailed at the University of Hyderabad on Tuesday as police stopped AAP activists from entering the campus to participate in a meeting to mark the first anniversary of research scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide.

BJP warns Kerala CPI-M against attacks on its cadres (17:20)
Kottayam (Kerala) Jan 17 (IANS) Patience is running out and there will be strong retaliation if the CPI-M in Kerala did not stop attacking its cadres, a senior BJP leader warned on Tuesday.

Don’t defecate near Ganga, says official (17:20)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A senior official on Tuesday urged people living along the Ganga not to defecate near the river so as to keep it clean.

Rising digital payments lead to transparency: IT minister (17:10)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Digital payments are picking up in the country after demonetisation, Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Tuesday, adding that this has led to transparency in transactions.

President to visit West Bengal from Wednesday (17:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will visit West Bengal from Wednesday to unveil the restored Wanderer Car used by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Kolkata and the Dantan Gramin Mela-2017 in Paschim Medinipur, a government statement said.

Javadekar cites Kohli as example of talent, dedication, determination (17:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Hailing Virat Kohli for his talent, determination and dedication, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday asked children to follow in the footsteps of the Indian skipper to be successful.

Akhilesh meets father twice as Mulayam mulls next move (16:46) IANS Photo Service
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Even as SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav is believed to be mulling his next move subsequent to the EC declaring his son and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as the party President, the latter has already called on his father twice since Monday evening.

Portronics launches affordable in-car power accessory (16:34)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Domestic digital solutions provider Portronics on Tuesday launched a new “Car Power III” — an in-car accessory for charging smartphones, tablets and other devices — at just Rs 699.

Notification for first phase of UP polls issued (16:32)
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) The notification for the first phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections was issued on Tuesday.

‘Schools terrible, faulty faculty lowering education quality’ (16:26)
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian higher education establishments are “not doing well” at all, the school system “is terrible” and in urgent need of reforms, says noted mathematician M.S. Raghunathan.

LIGO India likely to be commissioned in 2024 (16:16)
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The LIGO India project is likely to be commissioned in 2024 and its activities would require Indian universities churning out young researchers trained in the science to take up the mantle of exploration of the universe, an official of the international collaboration said here on Tuesday.

Sheena Bora case: Mother, step-dads charged with murder (Lead) (16:12) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) A Special CBI Court on Tuesday started the trial in the Sheena Bora murder case by framing charges against her mother Indrani Mukerjea and her two step-fathers — former media tycoon Peter Mukerjea and Kolkata-based businessman Sanjeev Khanna.

Online film festival promoting French cinema (15:54)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Featuring comedies, thrillers, action movies, romances, dramas — the ongoing ‘MyFrenchFilmFestival’ showcases the diversity of French cinema, offering worldwide visibility to the selected films.

Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa mulls joining AIADMK (Lead) (15:42) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Announcing her decision to enter politics, late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa’s niece J. Deepa on Tuesday said she wasn’t sure whether she will join the AIADMK or float a new party.

Book your flights hassle-free with new ixigo app (15:16)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Mobile travel search marketplace ixigo on Tuesday launched a new version of its popular app with air travellers.

Kejriwal denies bribery charge, says Sidhu no factor (15:16) IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday denied charges of promoting bribery by asking voters to take money from other parties and vote for the AAP in Punjab and Goa.

Samsung launches Galaxy C9 Pro in India (15:14) IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) Samsung India on Tuesday announced the launch of its new smartphone powerhouse ‘Galaxy C9 Pro’ here. Bollywood actress Prachi Desai did the honours for the company.

Geometric shapes in art (With Images) (15:14)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Nature is full of shapes, even though no intelligence is structural. An ongoing exhibition here explores these shapes and structures as its principal feature.

Upcoming exhibition to showcase Sohan Qadri’s paintings (With Images) (15:14)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) He was one of the most reclusive artists of our times. Thus, whenever Sohan Qadris name surfaces, art lovers sit up and take notice. Bringing attention to some of the most sought after works of this master-artist, renowned for tantric art, is an upcoming solo exhibition, showing fifty of his paintings.

If IITs had more Dalit professors, would Aniket Ambhore be alive? (Special to IANS) (15:12)
By Charu Bahri
In March 2012, Sanjay and Sunita Ambhore, parents of Aniket Ambhore, 19, a first-year electrical engineering student at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B), received a letter informing them that their son — admitted in the Scheduled Caste (SC) quota — had failed two courses.

Mahindra Comviva offers digital transformation for enterprises (15:00)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Mobility solutions firm Mahindra Comviva on Tuesday launched its “Infinity Digital Engagement” platform in India that embraces mobile data to enable enterprise digital transformation.

Mobile app launched to help aqua farmers increase yield (14:46)
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Aqua farmers Ramachandra Raju and Venu Dantuluri have developed mobile “Aqua App” to help farmers engaged in aqua culture enhance their yield and quality.

Estonia launches E-Residency programme in India (14:42)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Republic of Estonia on Tuesday launched an E-residency programme in India that will enable anyone sitting in the country to establish an Estonian company online within a day and administer it remotely.

Sheena Bora case: Mother, step-dads charged with murder, conspiracy (14:42) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) A Special CBI Court on Tuesday started the trial in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case by framing charges against her mother Indrani Mukerjea, and her two step-fathers – former media tycoon Peter Mukerjea and Kolkata-based businessman Sanjeev Khanna.

Congress declares final list for Punjab polls (14:32)
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday announced its final list of candidates for the Punjab assembly elections, naming three for the pending seats of Amritsar South, Mansa and Ludhiana East.

‘I’m with Zaira’: Support pours in for Kashmiri ‘Dangal’ starlet (14:32)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) “I am with Zaira,”, one of the top trending hashtags, took the virtual world by storm on Tuesday after Dangal starlet Zaira Waseem, a 16-year-old Kashmiri, was trolled by a few for meeting Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti following the record breaking success of the Aamir Khan starrer.

Congress-SP form alliance for UP polls, Sheila may step down (Lead) (14:28)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday said it will contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls in alliance with the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party.

Over 4.8 bn data records exposed since 2013, says survey (14:24)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) More than 4.8 billion data records have been exposed since 2013 with identity theft being the leading type of data breach, accounting for 64 per cent of all data breaches, digital security giant Gemalto said on Tuesday.

MobiKwik registers 10 times growth in oil, gas sector (13:58)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Domestic mobile wallet major MobiKwik on Tuesday announced that it registered 10 times growth within the past week in transactions from the oil and gas sector.

Delhi HC seeks report from Centre over BSF’s food quality (13:56)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre about steps taken following a BSF constable’s allegation that troopers posted along the Line of Control (LoC) are served meagre and poor quality food.

Short queues outside ATMs, but many machines still dry (13:42) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The rush for cash in the capital has eased with shorter queues outside ATMs after over two months of the November 8 demonetisation move, although most of the money vending machines still remain dry.

Ola joins Apollo Hospitals for road safety (13:40)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Online cab-hailing firm Ola on Tuesday announced its partnership with Apollo Hospitals to create comprehensive medical programme for driver-partners.

Tripura parties to rally in Delhi for empowering tribals (13:30)
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) One year ahead of the assembly election in Left-ruled Tripura, tribal-based parties have stepped up their activities to push their demands — including for a separate state.

HC defers hearing on Naik’s plea on IRF ban (13:20) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday deferred the hearing of a plea filed by NRI televangelist Zakir Naik challenging the government decision to ban his NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF).

Congress forms alliance with Samajwadi Party for UP polls (13:16) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday said it will contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls in alliance with the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party.

Himachal Speaker moots e-Vidhan Academy (13:16)
By Vishal Gulati
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) If the Speaker of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly, the driving force behind India’s first paperless legislature, has his way, a palatial building in Dharamsala that functions as the state’s second assembly — but holds only a single, week-long session annually — would be converted into a national e-Vidhan Academy for lawmakers across the nation.

Sonia will decide Congress CM candidate in Punjab: Amarinder (13:16) IANS Photo Service
Patiala, Jan 17 (IANS) Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh said on Tuesday that he did not know if he was the Chief Ministerial candidate and that it was up to party President Sonia Gandhi to decide.

Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa enters politics (13:08) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Announcing her decision to enter politics, late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa’s niece J. Deepa on Tuesday said she wasn’t sure whether she will join the AIADMK or float her own party.

Lalu, son to campaign for Akhilesh (13:04) IANS Photo Service
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday said he and his son and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav will campaign for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in the assembly elections.

NC walks out of Kashmir assembly (12:58) IANS Photo Service
Jammu, Jan 17 (IANS) Denouncing Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh for calling recent snowfall “a natural calamity”, National Conference members on Tuesday walked out of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly.

Community currencies important in demonetisation: Innovator Geeta Mehta (12:44)
By Sahana Ghosh
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Leveraging the power of social capital, community currencies such as Social Capital Credits (SoCCs) have a “very important” role in situations such as demonetisation, says its developer, New York-based Indian American Geeta Mehta.

IIMC to start Urdu journalism course (11:42)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) will start a journalism course in Urdu, the government announced on Tuesday.

Two arrested in Bihar for smuggling rare lizards (With Images) (11:18)
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) Two persons were arrested in Bihar’s Kishanganj district for smuggling of two Tokay Gecko lizards, highly in demand in international market for their supposed medicinal purposes, police said on Tuesday.

Massive protest against Jallikattu arrests in TN (Lead) (11:02) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Hundreds of people in Tamil Nadu took to the streets on Tuesday against the arrest of those who have demonstrated in favour of Jallikattu.

The brothers who failed the West in Afghanistan? (Book Review) (With Images) (10:34)
By Vikas Datta
Title: A Kingdom of their Own – The Family Karzai and the Afghan Disaster; Author: Joshua Partlow; Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Pages: 432; Price: Rs 799

Severe cold shuts Kashmir University for 10 days (10:30) IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) Intense cold and extremely slippery road conditions prompted the Kashmir University on Tuesday to postpone the day’s scheduled exams and suspend classes for the next 10 days, an official said.

Canada to deport LTTE member to Sri Lanka (10:26)
Toronto, Jan 17 (IANS) Canada will finally deport a former Tamil Tiger who raised funds for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Massive protest against Jallikattu arrests in TN (10:00) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Hundreds of people in Tamil Nadu took to the streets on Tuesday against the arrest of those who protested in favour of Jallikattu.

Moody’s assigns Baa3 rating to SBI’s US dollar denominated notes (09:52) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Global credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday gave a Baa3 rating to State Bank of India’s (SBI) proposed US dollar denominated senior unsecured notes.

Foggy morning in Delhi (09:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) It was a foggy Tuesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 6 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.

Trisha’s mother seeks police protection for daughter (07:34)
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Trisha’s mother Uma Krishnan has lodged a complaint with the city police commissioner’s office seeking protection for her daughter and action against those who hacked into her Twitter account.

Deferred due to polls, UP Board exams now from March 16 (07:34)
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) The class X and XII examinations of students of the UP Board will be held between March 16 and April 21, an official said.

Delhi private schools adopting ‘arbitrary’ criteria get notice (00:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Delhi government on Monday issued notice to over 50 private schools for adopting “arbitrary” criteria for nursery admissions which it had abolished last year.

India, Mauritius signs MoU for cooperation in cooperatives (00:06)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India and Mauritius on Monday signed an MoU for cooperation in the field of cooperatives and related areas, said an official release.

Cashless transactions in IOC petrol pumps rise to 27% in Bengal (00:04) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Cashless transactions in petrol pumps of Indian Oil Corporation in West Bengal have increased by more than double after demonetisation, a company official said on Monday.

 

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