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14 more Delhi hotels to shut over fire safety violations, 71 establishments face action in 4 days

New Delhi, Feb. 17 -- The Delhi government has cancelled fire safety certificates of 14 more hotels in Karol Bagh area, taking the total number of such establishments to 71. Delhi Home Minister Satye... Read More


US-backed Syria force says IS holding 1,000 civilians

Syria, Feb. 17 -- Islamic State militants are preventing more than 1,000 civilians from leaving a tiny area still held by the extremist group in a village in eastern Syria, a spokesman for the U.S.-ba... Read More


Four Kashmiri students of pvt varsity suspended, booked for 'celebrating' Pulwama attack

Jaipur, Feb. 17 -- Four female paramedical students of Kashmiri-origin were suspended from a private institute here and later booked for allegedly celebrating the Pulwama terror attack by posting "ant... Read More


PM inaugurates, lays foundation of projects worth Rs 3,306 crore in Jharkhand

Hazaribagh/Jharkhand, Feb. 17 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated and laid the foundation of a slew of projects in the health, education, water supply and sanitation sectors worth ov... Read More


Traders body calls for nationwide market bandh on Monday

New Delhi, Feb. 17 -- Traders' body CAIT has called for a nationwide trade bandh on Monday to express solidarity with the families of security personnel martyred in the Pulwama terror attack. In a st... Read More


J-K Governor announces ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh for CPPF jawan's family

Jammu, Feb. 17 -- Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 20 lakh to the kin of CRPF jawan Naseer Ahmed of Rajouri district, who was killed in the Pulwama attac... Read More


Argentina President arrives in India on 3-day visit

New Delhi, Feb. 17 -- Argentina's President Mauricio Macri arrived here Sunday on a three-day India visit during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to enhance cooperation in ke... Read More


Rajinikanth not to contest Lok Sabha polls

Chennai, Feb. 17 -- Ending months of speculation, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who floated his outfit Rajini Makkal Mandram as a precursor to launching a political party, Sunday made it clear he would... Read More


Alliance sealed, JMM wants Congress to play role of 'elder brother' in anti-BJP front

New Delhi, Feb. 17 -- Having sealed an alliance with the Congress for the Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand, JMM working president Hemant Soren on Sunday said a grand alliance is the "call of the day" ... Read More


Security cover of six separatist leaders withdrawn

Srinagar, Feb. 17 -- The security cover of six separatist leaders, including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was withdrawn Sunday, a decision that comes in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror strike in which 40 ... Read More