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Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): The political fight which began over 'donkey' remark took another turn on Thursday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi taunted Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, saying the Congress, with which the Samajwadi Party is in alliance with, is the same party which took out postal stamps of donkeys in 2013. "The party with which you have allied with is the same UPA government which issued out a postal stamp on Gujarat's donkeys in 2013," Prime Minister Modi said while addressing a rally here.
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb. 22 (ANI): In a veiled attack at All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader V.K. Sasikala, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K Stalin on Wednesday said if proper probe takes place in late J. Jayalalithaa's death case, then the former, who is serving a four-year jail term in connection with a 19-year old disproportionate assets case, will have to surrender to law. "If proper probe takes place into J. Jayalalithaa's death, the person, who is in jail for four years now, will be awarded lifetime imprisonment," Stalin told media here.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 24 (ANI): Following the deadly shooting in Kansas in which an Indian engineer, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, was killed by a gunman in an alleged racial attack, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has assured that India would undertake all arrangements to transport the mortal remains of the former to Hyderabad. "We will make all arrangements to transport the mortal remains of Srinivas Kuchibhotla to Hyderbad, she said in a tweet.
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni seems to be enjoying his cricket to the full nowadays. Relieved from captaincy of both the national team and Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, India's most successful skipper will, nonetheless, lead his home state Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy starting on Saturday. Last January when India played England in the third One-Day International(ODI) here, the Ranchi wicketkeeper, fresh from stepping down as India captain, was seen rolling his arms with the white ball for quite sometime before donning the gloves.
New Delhi [India], Feb 23 (ANI): Enforcement Directorate on Thursday attached an amount of Rs.1,02,16,000 in case of Kishore Bhajiawala involved in post demonetization frauds. The CBI, ACB, Gandhinagar has filed a FIR against the accused based on the report of Income Tax (Investigation), Surat wherein it was alleged that Bhajiawala family had amassed new high denomination currency notes through impersonation, forgery and criminal conspiracy. Accordingly, investigation under the provisions of PMLA, 2002 was initiated against Kishore Bhajiawala and his sons Jignesh Bhajiawala and Vilas Bhajiawala and others by Directorate of Enforcement based on the said FIR registered by CBI, Gandhinagar.
New Delhi [India], Feb.22 (ANI): The State Bank of India (SBI) on Wednesday said that it had taken cognisance of media reports that the ATM of one of its branches in the Sangam Vihar area of Delhi had allegedly dispensed some fake Rs.2000/- notes on February 6, 2017. All notes received by the bank and to be dispensed by the bank, either through its ATMs or its branches, are processed through the latest state-of-the-art 'Note Sorting Machines'.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 22 (ANI): The Delhi High Court (HC) on Wednesday reserved its stay order on the nursery admission notification of the Delhi Government and will pronounce its order on February 27. The Delhi Government had moved the High Court following a single judge's interim order on its notification based on the neighbourhood criteria.
The government has no plans to introduce Rs 1,000 notes and the focus is on increasing production of lower denomination currencies, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - English Premier League side Liverpool announced plans on Wednesday that will see the first team leave their long-time training base in Melwood and move to a redeveloped site in Kirkby, where their youth academy is located. Melwood, the training ground of some of the biggest names in English football since the late 1950s, including Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler, John Barnes and Steven Gerrard, has also been earmarked for redevelopment.
By Onkareshwar Pandey New Delhi [India], Feb.22 (ANI): By handing over the reins of government in Nagaland to Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsü, replacing incumbent T.R. Zeliang, the ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) has tried to kill two birds with one stone. The 81-year-old Liezietsu is very popular Naga leader not only in his own state Nagaland, but the hilly areas of neighbouring Manipur also, which is called "South Nagalim" by Naga people, where elections are being held on 4th and 8th of March. The BJP, which has four MLAs in the state, and is the part of new ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN), will also get benefits in Manipur elections, it is presumed, But whether the new Chief Minister of Nagaland Dr. Liezietsü, will also be playing a role in easing out the tension in Manipur, which is facing an acute crisis due to the economic blockade imposed by UNC (United Naga Council) is being asked by observers.
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India] Feb. 22 (ANI): Congress workers on Wednesday staged a protest against the Madhya Pradesh government outside Vidhan Sabha in Bhopal over various issues, including the ISI espionage case. The protest came a day after the Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) arrested one more person in connection with the Bhopal ISI espionage case.
New Delhi [India], Feb.22 (ANI): The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Abhijit Sarkar as it's new Vice Chairman and also the Chairman of the AHF Commercial and TV Committee with immediate effect. Abhijit Sarkar has been associated with the Sahara India Pariwar for last 24 years, where he led the group in promoting various sports in India by sponsoring both the Indian National Cricket Team as well as the Indian National Hockey Team.
Telangana Joint Action Committee had planned a massive Nirudyogula Nirasana Pradarsana (Unemployed Protest Rally) at Indira Park area of the city on Wednesday.
Pune [India], Feb. 22 (ANI): Australian skipper Steve Smith has admitted that his team, whose performance has not been up to standards in the recent past, are the 'underdogs' in the four-match Test series against India starting Thursday. Australia are touring India for a full Test series for the first time since they were whitewashed 0-4 by the hosts in the 2012-13 season. The Aussies later defeated India 2-0 in a four-Test rubber played Down Under in the 2014-15 season.
According to the police, some bags were hidden in the wardrobe and some inside the refrigerator.
Lahore, Feb 22 (IANS) A division bench of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Punjab Home Department on a petition challenging the detention of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed. Headed by Justice Sardar Muhammad Shamim, the court's division bench, while directing the Home Department to submit its response by March 7, sought material against the petitioners to justify their detention.
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Dubai-based Indian amateur golfer Rayhan Thomas will get his first taste of a pro tournament in his homeland when he tees off at the Hero Indian Open next month in Gurugram. The 17-year-old, who is the highest ranked Indian amateur in the world at No.94, is one of the four amateurs who have been given a spot in the National Open, the Hero Indian Open 2017. Apart from Rayhan Thomas, the Indian Golf Union (IGU) has given its other three spots to US-based Rigel Fernandes, Yuvraj Sandhu and Yashas Chandra, all of whom are in their 20s.
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Thonakal Gopi and Kheta Ram are set for the second edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Marathon at the Jawaharlal Stadium, to be held here on Sunday.
Copenhagen, Feb 22 (IANS) A Danish court Wednesday extended by four weeks the preventive detention of the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the alleged mastermind of the massive corruption scandal that has rocked South Korea since October 2016 and led to President Park Geun-hye's impeachment. A court in Aalborg (northwest Denmark) accepted the prosecution's petition for more time to study Seoul's request for the extradition of Chung Yoo-ra, arrested on January 1 in Aalborg, Efe news reported. Investigators believe Chung, 20, received undue favours in university and high school due to her mother's connection with President Park Geun-hye.
By Sudipto Ganguly PUNE, India (Reuters) - Australia's cricket captain Steve Smith has admitted his inexperienced side will be the underdogs when they face the world's top-ranked side India on their home turf but bristled at suggestions of a possible 4-0 whitewash. India are unbeaten in 19 tests over a 18-month period with South Africa, New Zealand, England and Bangladesh all vanquished at home, while trips to Sri Lanka and West Indies also culminated in victories. By contrast, Smith's side - ranked No. 2 - were thrashed 3-0 in Sri Lanka and lost the first two tests of a three-match home series against South Africa before big changes led to a consolation win in Adelaide and the new team went on to sweep aside Pakistan.
Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is determined to reach double figures in both goals and assists by the end of the Premier League season, the 23-year-old has said. Barkley has been playing in a more advanced central-midfield role under manager Ronald Koeman in recent weeks and has five goals and as many assists this campaign. "I feel like I should be getting more goals and I'm working really hard on that in training.
Kampala (Uganda), Feb. 23 (ANI): Rahul Sikka, Larsen and Toubro's Vice President and Head Africa Power Transmission and Distribution, has said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to demonetise high-denomination currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 has brought more people into the periphery of tax-related activities. Sikka said demonetisation was essential. Sikka's comment came even as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that India's projected growth will be around 6.6 per cent in fiscal 2016-17 due to what it called "temporary disruptions" caused by demonetisation.
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Putting rest to speculations, Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Wednesday announced a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh for each member of the victorious Blind cricket T20 World Cup winning squad. Speaking at the launch of the Delhi Gramin Khel Mahotsav here, Goel told reporters that the government is committed to support the differently-abled players. "Each player of the blind cricket T20 World Cup winning squad will receive Rs 5 lakh prize money," Goel said.
Australia beat Sri Lanka by 41 runs in their final Twenty20 game on Wednesday, avoiding a whitewash in the three-match series and salvaging some pride. Australia got off to a flier courtesy of captain and opening batsman Aaron Finch's 53 runs off 32 balls. Sri Lanka began impressively but wickets tumbled as they struggled to cope with leg-spinner Adam Zampa, losing five wickets, including that of in-form all-rounder Asela Gunaratne, between the eighth and 12th over.
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb. 24 (ANI): Despite the current political turbulence in the state, there is no let-up in zeal and extravagance when it comes to celebrating the birthday of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa. Jayalalithaa's 69th birthday will be celebrated today by paying rich tributes by organising feasts and distributing welfare aid to the poor, besides keeping her portraits decked with flowers for the public to pay homage. A statement released by AIADMK said party presidium chairman K A Sengottaiyan will lead the birth anniversary celebration of Jayalalithaa.