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PM Modi conveys to US India’s unease over likely H-1B curbs.

PM Narendra Modi has urged the US to take a “reflective, balanced and far-sighted” perspective on the movement of skilled professionals, indicating India’s discomfort with the Trump administration’s intent to curb H-1B visas.

- Times Of India - IN

India, China should make special efforts for counter-terrorism: Jaishankar.

, Feb. 22 : Talking to the Chinese media here on Tuesday, Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said that counter-terrorism is one area in which China and India should make special efforts together."China has a very strong, principled position on counter-terrorism. We hope the position China already has will be ...

- Sify - IN

Hafiz Saeed challenges house arrest in Lahore High Court.

, Feb. 22 : Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and his four aides have challenged their house arrest, as well as addition of their names in the Fourth Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act , in the Lahore High Court.Saeed, the alleged Mumbai attack mastermind, also challenged on Tuesday the Interior Ministry's decision ...

- Sify - IN

Bangkok's Gaggan named best dining destination in Asia 2017 .

BANGKOK, Feb 22 — Chef Gaggan Anand's eponymously named Indian restaurant in Bangkok has retained its crown as the best restaurant in Asia for the third year in a row. Anand cemented the reputation of his progressive Indian restaurant...

- The Malay Mail - MY

PSL final in Lahore: Punjab CM yet to make a decision.

LAHORE: People celebrating franchises' decision to play Pakistan Super League final in Lahore must wait a little longer as Punjab Chief Minister CM Shehbaz Sharif has yet to make a decision on the matter. On Tuesday, the CM presided over a cabinet committee meeting on security and safety during PSL final, but the ...

- - PK

LEAs arrest 15 suspects during search operations in Punjab.

RAHIM YAR KHAN/SARGHODA/JHELUM: At least 15 suspects, including a foreign national, were taken into custody by the law enforcement agencies in a number of search operations conducted in various areas of Punjab on early Wednesday morning. Law enforcement agencies launched search operations in different areas of Rahim Yar ...

- - PK

Mumbai headed for fractured mandate.

A record 52-55% of 92 lakh voters exercised their franchise on Tuesday in the crucial civic polls in Mumbai, where traditional partners Shiv Sena and BJP contested against each other for the first time in 25 years.Exit polls and political pundits are predicting a fractured mandate with the two parties in a neck-and-neck ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Take balanced view on visa, Modi tells Trump.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sent out a clear message to American President Donald Trump to shun protectionism and not restrict the entry of skilled Indian professionals into the United States.Modi told a delegation of 26 members of the American Congress that Indian professionals had contributed to enriching the ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Pakistan to step up fight against militants in Punjab.

The government of Pakistan's Punjab Province has requested the deployment of military troops after a recent upsurge in attacks by militant groups, a senior provincial government official told Jane's on 21 February. Speaking on condition of anonymity the official said the worsening security

- Jane’s - US

India Top Oil Explorer Takes Profit Hit From Royalty Payments.

India's Oil and Natural Gas Corp will take a $239 million hit to its quarterly earnings to account for previous royalty payments to Indian states.

- - US

How A Broken-Hearted Young Girl Found Healing In Her Grandmother's Vadais.

Love can come from where you least expect it. And while a girl learns from her grandmother how to make her favorite Indian breakfast treat, she finds that food, family and love are often intertwined.

- NPR - US

Stokes given permission to miss England one-day series

Record-breaking all-rounder Ben Stokes has been given clearance to miss England’s one-day series with Ireland in May in order to feature for the Rising Pune Supergiants in the Indian Premier League . Stokes became the most expensive overseas player in IPL history on Monday after joining the Pune outfit for ÂŁ1.7m, ...

- City AM - UK

India signs agreement with Japan on rail safety

NEW DELHI: India signed an agreement with Japan last week on enhancing railway safety in the Indian Railways with focus on railway track and rolling stock safety, a press statement said here on Tuesda...

- The Hindu - IN

UK gives India hope on Mallya extradition

The extradition of Vijay Mallya may happen sooner than expected. After a meeting between officials from UK and India on extradition and mutual legal assistance, Indian sources said they received a “positive” response from UK.

- Times Of India - IN

Indian doctor abducted by IS rescued

Dr Ramamurthy Kosanam was reportedly abducted by Islamic State terrorists in Libya nearly 18 months ago.

- - IN

Delhi HC stays inspection of Smriti Irani's education records

- - IN

Famous faces among voters in Mumbai

Holding the status of the richest municipal corporation in the country, BMC will witness competitive elections with 2,275 candidates in the fray for 227 seats.

- - IN

Austrian court arrests Firtash on Spanish warrant, grants US request to extradite

VIENNA, Austria - Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash was arrested in the Vienna Court of Appeal on Feb. 21 after a judge ruled that the billionaire businessman could be extradited to the United States to face bribery charges. Firtash is wanted by Spanish prosecutors for money laundering and in the U.S. for bribing ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Bangkok restaurant dominates Asia's 50 Best

It's a hat-trick for Bangkok's Gaggan: The Indian restaurant in Thailand topped the closely watched list of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants for the third straight year.

- BangkokPost - TH

Pobbathi takes early lead in tenpin Natls

Former champion Srinath Pobbathi of Karnataka took the early lead in the Amoeba 27th National Tenpin Bowling Championship here on Tuesday.At the end of the first block of 6 games of Round I, Pobbathi topped the standings with a total pinfall of 1228 for an average of 204.67.Former national champion Shabbir Dhankot of Tamil ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Harika inches closer to a place in semifinal

Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika came within striking distance of securing a semifinal berth after defeating Nana Dzagnidze of Georgia in the first game of the quarterfinals of the World women's chess championship, here.The victory in the first game of the two-game mini-match means that the Indian will now just need a draw in ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

'Watching a lot of Ashwin videos'

Hailing R Ashwin as the best off-spinner in the world at the moment, Australia's Nathan Lyon said he has been watching bowling footage of the Indian ace to add to his own repertoire. "I have been watching a lot of footage of Ashwin, the way he goes about it, his different release points," said the Aussie off-spinner here on ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Bengaluru merchant robbed of gold worth Rs 98L

A gold merchant from Bengaluru was robbed of a bag containing jewellery worth Rs 98.63 lakh while travelling in a bus, at Chalageri in the taluk on Sunday. The incident came to light on Tuesday. The victim is Adil Mohammed, a resident of Coffee Board Colony on Shyampura Main Road in Bengaluru. The incident occurred when ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Tamil Nadu ex-ministers disallowed from meeting Sasikala

Three former ministers of the Tamil Nadu government were denied permission to meet AIADMK general secretary Sasikala Natarajan at the Central Prison, Parappana Agrahara, on Tuesday. Prison authorities denied permission citing rules that restrict visits to a convict to twice a week. "Visitors can meet Sasikala twice a week ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Minister suggests lifestyle changes in fight against climate change

The 13th National Agricultural Science Congress on the theme 'Climate-smart Agriculture' was inaugurated at the University of Agricultural Sciences-Bengaluru on Tuesday. Jointly organised by UAS-B, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the agenda of the four-day Congress is ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

'Will convince TN on utility of Mekedatu for both states'

Water Resources Minister MBPatil on Tuesday said the state government would soon make efforts to convince Tamil Nadu on the utility of the Mekedatu project.Speaking to reporters, Patil said the Mekedatu multipurpose project would be beneficial to Tamil Nadu too, especially during distress years, as water impounded in the ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Agriculture from the air: Basant to Air Tractor

Can Indian farmers ever afford to engage an aircraft to spray seeds and fertilisers? State-owned aviation major, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd thought so when it produced 39 Basant aircraft but stopped building them after 1980. Now, the Aussies want rich Indian farmers to check out the Air Tractor, a hit with farmers Down ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

It's detox time for politicians in Punjab

Politicians in Punjab, who sweated it out during the chilly winter months, are now unwinding as D-day approaches. While some opted for naturopathy and detox sessions, others are on a tour of the US, Bangkok, Dubai and Hong Kong. From film shoots and book launches to big fat Punjabi weddings, the 'netas' are making good use ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

UP will elect its daughter, not adopted son: Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday said that the people of Uttar Pradesh would elect their beti rather than the 'adopted son' in the ongoing Assembly polls in the state.Mayawati also said the BJP had turned into the 'Bhartiya Jumla Party', as all its leaders, including Modi, keep making up one 'jumla' after another."UP will ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

All eyes on Maharashtra civic poll results

With the future of the ruling coalition in Maharashtra depending on the outcome of Tuesday's civic body polls, the BJP leaders have said that they will not do anything to upset the alliance, irrespective of the outcome.But a BJP victory in the rich Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation polls will take the sting out of the ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

SVO register cases against SMC officials for allowing illegal construction in Srinagar

KL News Network Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation has filed cases against Srinagar Municipal Corporation officials for allowing illegal construction of shopping complex and other structures in the summer... The post SVO register cases against SMC officials for allowing illegal construction in Srinagar ...

- Kashmir Life - IN

Sacrifice of Nadeem Khateeb symbolizes sanctity of 'freedom struggle': Malik

KL News Network Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairperson Muhammad Yasin Malik onm Tuesday said that the sacrifices of martyrs' like Pilot Nadeem Khateeb and others symbolize the sanctity and authority of... The post Sacrifice of Nadeem Khateeb symbolizes sanctity of 'freedom struggle': Malik appeared first on ...

- Kashmir Life - IN

2 drug peddlers held with poppy straw in Awantipora

KL News Network Srinagar Continuing its drive against menace of drugs, police has arrested two drugs peddlers in Awantipora and recovered over 17 kilograms of poppy straw from possession.  Following a tip off,... The post 2 drug peddlers held with poppy straw in Awantipora appeared first on Kashmir Life.

- Kashmir Life - IN

Geelani appeals UN Chief to probe Kunan-Poshpora mass-rape

KL News Network Srinagar On the completion of 26 years of Kunan Poshpora tragedy, Hurriyat Conference chairperson, Syed Ali Geelani said that the heart wrenching' incident is a  living proof of the... The post Geelani appeals UN Chief to probe Kunan-Poshpora mass-rape appeared first on Kashmir Life.

- Kashmir Life - IN

Mehbooba reviews pace of work on key dev projects

KL News Network Jammu Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday asked the executing agencies to pace up the work on developmental projects and ensure compliance of completion deadlines even as she expressed satisfaction... The post Mehbooba reviews pace of work on key dev projects appeared first on Kashmir Life.

- Kashmir Life - IN

Mehbooba asks Social Welfare Dept to undertake survey of differently abled persons

KL News Network Srinagar Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said she has directed the Social Welfare Department to undertake an enumerative survey to identify the differently abled persons in the State so... The post Mehbooba asks Social Welfare Dept to undertake survey of differently abled persons appeared first on ...

- Kashmir Life - IN

Kashmir incomplete without you, Mehbooba tells Pandits at Jagti

KL News Network JAMMU In anticipation of Shivratri, a key festival of Kashmiri Pandits, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday visited several camps of Kashmiri migrants to extend them greetings. She visited Purkhoo,... The post Kashmir incomplete without you, Mehbooba tells Pandits at Jagti appeared first on Kashmir ...

- Kashmir Life - IN

PDP playing second fiddle of RSS: NC

KL News Network Srinagar National Conference on Tuesday lashed out at the PDP led government calling it a second fiddle of RSS for furthering their anti-Kashmir and divisive agenda PDP is the Trojan... The post PDP playing second fiddle of RSS: NC appeared first on Kashmir Life.

- Kashmir Life - IN

AMK celebrates 'World Mother Tongue' day

KL News Netwrok Srinagar Participants who converged at a function organised by Adbee Markaz Kamraz Jammu and Kashmir here to celebrate World mother Tongue Day pledged to work for safeguarding and protecting... The post AMK celebrates 'World Mother Tongue' day appeared first on Kashmir Life.

- Kashmir Life - IN

Abducted Islamabad girl traced, kidnapper arrested: Police

KL News Network Srinagar Police has recovered an abducted girl and nabbed the kidnapper within hours of incident in Islamabad today. Police station Achabal  received an information regarding the kidnapping  of a 15... The post Abducted Islamabad girl traced, kidnapper arrested: Police appeared first on Kashmir Life.

- Kashmir Life - IN

Nadella, Prasad meet to discuss opportunities

Indian-born Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella on Tuesday met Union Minister for Information Technology and Electronics Ravi Shankar Prasad, and discussed ways that the Indian government can work with the technology giant for better opportunities in areas such as rural health and leveraging LinkedIn for ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

'Dead' Indian boy woke up on the way to his own funeral

Kumar Marewad began breathing heavily and moving his legs as his relatives carried him to his grave.

- - UK

Ashwin hails Indian eves for World Cup qualifier final win

New Delhi, Feb 21 India's premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday congratulated the women's cricket team for pulling off a last-ball thriller against South Africa in the final of the World Cup qualifier at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo.

- Yahoo! News - US

Indian comedians decode humour world for online 'adda'

Mumbai, Feb 21 A comedian's joke which can generate the loudest laugh never makes it to a show. It is such insights and more into the world of stand-up comedy that popular figures like Tanmay Bhatt, Aditi Bhatt and Kanan Gill discussed on a common platform. Film critic Anupama Chopra's digital platform Film Companion ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Government should not execute autocratic power on universities: Amartya Sen

New Delhi, Feb 21 Nobel laureate and renowned economist Amartya Sen said on Tuesday that if the government wants to set up world-class universities it should not try to "execute autocratic power on the universities as freedom and autonomy of institutions is vital for the country". The 83-year-old economist said any threat ...

- Yahoo! News - US

'Indian electronics' market to be $228 bn in 2020'

Bengaluru, Feb 21 India's booming electronics' market is projected to more than double to $228 billion in three more years from over $100 billion in fiscal 2016-17, said the industry's trade body on Tuesday. "India's ESDM sector is poised to reach $228 billion by 2020 from $100 billion in 2016-17, growing at ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Government considers cutting MDR charges on card payments

New Delhi, Feb 21 The government is looking to reduce Merchant Discount Rate charges to encourage digital payments, Niti Aayog Chief Executive Amitabh Kant said on Tuesday. "We are pushing digital transactions. Also, if volume of transactions increase, MDR charges will come down," Kant told reporters here while briefing ...

- Yahoo! News - US

SC to hear illegal Bangladeshi migrants' children status in May

New Delhi, Feb 21 A constitution bench will hear in May whether the children of illegal Bangladeshi migrants to Assam born here can avail the benefit of citizenship under the existing law, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday. A bench comprising Chief Justice J.S. Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice S.K. Kaul said it ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Bengal nod for JV with GAIL for piped gas supply project

Kolkata, Feb 21 West Bengal's Cabinet Committee on Industry on Tuesday gave green signal to a joint venture between state-owned Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation and GAIL to supply piped natural gas to households in greater Kolkata, a senior minister said. Finance and Industries Minister Amit Mitra said the committee, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

'Lion': Little Sunny completely overshadows Dev Patel

Rating: **** Apart from the all-encompassing luminosity of little Sunny Pawar -- so young yet so wise -- the one aspect of this soul-stirring journey into the incandescent side of the diaspora, is just how Indians are at heart. This film about a boy from a remote village in India adopted by an Australian couple.

- Yahoo! News - US