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New Delhi [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): British and Indian officials on Tuesday held consultations under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) here, wherein they discussed liquor baron Vijay Mallya's extradition. Geoffrey Orden, European Union Delegation Leader, while commenting on the meeting of the senior officials from the Crown Prosecution Service and the Legal Department of the United Kingdom with the officials from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), said, "Few particular cases cannot be discussed.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): The 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Bengaluru on Monday ended with surprises for many, both in good and bad terms.
In Pauri Garhwal, most young people have left their homes for work. Only the elderly and those without options remain.
New Delhi [India], Feb 20 (ANI): Castigating Akhilesh Yadav for his 'gadha' remark against Gujarat BJP leaders, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is disturbed and hence is making such derogatory statements.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): With Pakistan finally putting Hafiz Saeed, the co-founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and the chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawah under the Anti-Terrorism Act, India has asserted that effective action mandated internationally against him is the first step in ridding the region of the twin menaces of terrorism and violent extremism. "Hafiz Saeed is an international terrorist, the mastermind of Mumbai terrorist attack and responsible for unleashing wave of terrorism against Pakistan's neighbours through LeT/ JuD and their affiliates.
Bengaluru [India], Feb.20 (ANI): All-rounder Mohammad Nabi on Monday became the first Afghanistan player in the Indian Premier League when he was sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for a base price of Rs. 30 lakh in the IPL Auction at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Bengaluru.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): As soon Sports Minister Vijay Goel announced a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh for the Indian blind cricket team for winning the Blind T20 Cricket World Cup, Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) on Monday said the team won't be accepting the prize as the team were "expecting more". Earlier in the day, Goel, while felicitating the Indian blind cricket team, announced a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakhs for the entire team.
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Feb.19 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday registered a case against a Chhattisgarh government employee for allegedly seeking 'help in a case against him' by paying bribe through Hawala operators. "It was further alleged that an amount of Rs. 45 lakh (approx.) was handed over by the public servant to hawala dealer at Raipur which was to be delivered at Delhi to a person (r/o Greater Noida) at Delhi, out of which Rs. 20 lakh (approx.) has been delivered to the said at Delhi," an official release stated. Searches were conducted at the premises of accused persons and Hawala operators at Raipur, Hyderabad and New Delhi/Greater Noida," the officials added.
New Delhi [India], Feb.21 (ANI): Former Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Mahmood A. Madani was today granted bail by a special court here in connection with the Leave and Travel Concession (LTC) scam, for allegedly causing a loss of 5.75 lakhs to the exchequer by submitting wrong claims.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): In the wake of the uproar created over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Diwali, Ramzan bhed-bhav' remark, a delegation from the Congress, consisting of Kapil Sibal, Deputy Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma, Rajya Sabha MP Satyawrat Chaturvedi and Secretary of the Legal and Human Rights Department of the Congress party K.C. Mittal, will meet the Election Commission of India (ECI) today at 5.30 p.m. Earlier, branding the comment as deplorable, Mittal appealed to the ECI to exercise its constitutional powers and take stern action to ensure that free and fair elections are held. Mittal told ANI that the Bharatiya Janata Party symbol should be withdrawn and should be derecognised.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Monday will continue the hearing over the case of Najeeb Ahmed, the student from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) who has been missing from October 15th last year. Earlier in February, the Delhi Police was pulled up by the High Court over their slow progress in the case, and was asked to explore other prospects of probe like polygraph test of other persons connected with the disappeared of Ahmed, as all other leads in this case have not yielded any good result.
REUTERS - Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claimed his first title since 2015 as he recovered to beat David Goffin 4-6 6-4 6-1 in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament final in Rotterdam on Sunday. Sixth seed Tsonga, 31, fell behind but after levelling the match he swept through the decider against the Belgian. The 26-year-old Goffin, without a title since 2014, suffered disappointment for the second week running after losing in the final at the Sofia Open to Grigor Dimitrov. ...
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Monday announced that a special comprehensive plan will be put in place for the development of the Most Backward Classes (MBCs) in the state. While continuing the Backward Classes (BC) Corporation, a separate Most Backward Classes (MBC) Corporation will be set up.
By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Harry Kane's hat-trick turned Tottenham Hotspur's potentially tricky FA Cup fifth-round tie at Championship side Fulham into a Sunday stroll by the River Thames as they sauntered to a 3-0 victory at Craven Cottage. England striker Kane struck early on and twice after the interval to take his tally for the season to 19 as the eight-times FA Cup winners eased into the quarter-finals. It was Kane's second hat-trick in his last seven games and he has now bagged 20 goals in his last 22 London derbies.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): In the aftermath of noted gangster Lovely Lamba's arrest in Ludhiana, Punjab, his supporters resorted to vandalism across the city, expressing their resentment over the same. Shopkeepers in Ludhiana's Clock Tower and Chaura Bazar region stated that as soon as news spread of Lamba's arrest, over 100 supporters created a ruckus on the streets, supposedly closing down shops and destroying public property. Lamba is said to be facing trial in at least 10 criminal cases, including murder, following a complaint filed by a local resident.
New Delhi [India], Feb.21 (ANI): Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli has expressed his gratitude to Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt after the latter congratulated the swashbuckling batsman, for signing a whopping Rs. 110 crore deal with sports brand Puma by becoming their brand ambassador. By bagging an eight-year endorsement contract, Kohli also became the first Indian sportsperson to grab a single deal worth Rs 100 crore or above. Although former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar have been a part of the Rs 100 crore club, they did so with multi-year contracts with various brands.
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Spinner Rashid Khan and all-rounder Mohammed Nabi were on Monday bought by defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad, making them the first Afghanistan cricketers to be bought by an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise at the ongoing auctions here.
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday approached the Madras High Court demanding that Chief Minister E.K. Palaniswami's trust vote in the State Assembly be declared null and void.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Senior Samajwadi Party leader Gayatri Prajapati on Monday moved the Supreme Court against the apex court's earlier order of registering an FIR against him in connection with a gangrape and sexual harassment case. Prajapati filed a plea in the apex court seeking protection from arrest and recall of the top court's earlier order. The apex court had earlier directed the Uttar Pradesh Police to file a status report in the case within a period of eight weeks.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 20(ANI): Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi on Sunday announced his retirement from international cricket, bringing to an end his illustrious 21-year career, as per local Pakistan media reports. Nicknamed 'Boom Boom', the 36-year-old all-rounder was currently active in the International Twenty20 format after having quit Test cricket in 2010 and One-Day Internationals(ODI) in 2015.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi for drawing a parallel between Hindu and Muslim festivals, the Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on Monday said that the former is just trying to create 'polarisation' by making such remarks. Prime Minsietr just wants to create polarisation by making such statement," Azmi told ANI. Azmi said that it doesn't suit a Prime Minister to make such statements and said that the latter is just a sinking ship.
New Delhi [India], Feb.20 ANI: Days after a popular Malayalam actress was allegedly molested by her driver in Ernakulum district of Kerala, Member of All India Mahila congress, Shobha Oza, blamed the Communist Party governance in state asserting that crime is on the rise under the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government. "Since the Community Party came in governance, then there is a rise in crime against women like rape, gangrape, assaults which have become very common in the state, since no one fears the police and law there anymore. The Kerala Government has to take immediate action," Oza told ANI here.
Bengaluru [India], Feb.20 (ANI): England all-rounder Ben Stokes was sold to Rising Pune Supergiants for a whopping Rs 14.50 crores during the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Bengaluru on Monday. The 25-year-old entered the auction at the maximum base price of Rs. 2 crore and a hectic bidding ensued between Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Delhi Daredevils and Rising Pune Supergiants before he was finally sold.
New Delhi [India], Feb 21 (ANI): Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for drawing a parallel between Hindu and Muslim festivals, Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday said that the former is trying to create a mindset inconsistent with the values of the Constitution. Further giving example of other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader like Sanjeev Balyan and Yogi AdityaNath, Sibal said that these leaders are known for using such language and everyone knows their standards adding that the Prime Minister should not reduce his language to theirs.
Vadodara (Gujarat) [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Baloch leader Mazdak Dilshad who was in Gujarat's Vadodara on Sunday, asserted that Baloch people are awaiting the support of the international community in connection to their human rights' violation and mass genocide by the Pakistani Army. Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for initiating talks about the cause, the Baloch leader called on the public across India, the Indian Government, political parties, NGOs and other organisations to come and support the community deprived of their basic rights.