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A protest rally being taken out by the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) over their various demands, in Lakhimpur on Thursday. – UB Photos
Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Raj Kundra welcome baby girl
MUMBAI, Feb 21: Actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra and her husband Raj Kundra on Friday announced that they have become parents to a baby girl, born through surrogacy. ...

Vice President Naidu, PM Modi greet people on occasion of Maha Shivratri
NEW DELHI, Feb 21: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted people on the occasion of Maha Shivratri and prayed that Lord Shiva blesses everyone in the country with peace, prosperity and good fortune. ...

Rain n' Ruins: Indian batsmen falter on challenging track in New Zealand
WELLINGTON, Feb 21: India's top-order batsmen performed woefully on a challenging track as the side crawled to 122 for 5 with New Zealand's towering pacer Kyle Jamieson rattling the visiting big guns on his debut on a rain-hit opening day of the firs ...

With China being hit by virus, India should look at positioning itself as alternative supply source: Ficci
LUCKNOW, Feb 21: With many industrial sectors, including pharma, staring at shortage of raw materials due to the coronavirus epidemic in China, industry body Ficci has pitched for incentivising local manufacturers to exhort them towards making invest ...

Indian freelance journalist wins AFP's Kate Webb Prize
HONG KONG, Feb 21: Ahmer Khan, the 27-year-old Indian freelance reporter, was named the winner of the 2019 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize on Thursday for his coverage on the ground in Kashmir during the lockdown of the region. ...

Media that smears, insults China must pay the price: China on expulsion of 3 WSJ journalists
BEIJING, Feb 21: China has defended expelling three foreign journalists of the Wall Street Journal, saying that media which insults, smears the country and support racial discrimination "must pay the price". ...

Air India extends suspension of its China flights till June 30
NEW DELHI, Feb 21: As Chinese authorities try to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak, Air India on Thursday announced that it is extending the suspension of its flights to the neighbouring country till June 30. ...

No one can abrogate Article 371: Shah
ITANAGAR, Feb 20 - The frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday celebrated the 34th Statehood Day in a grand manner with Union Home Minister Amit Shah gracing the main function at IG Park here as the chief guest. ...

Home Ministry receives ED report on PFI
NEW DELHI, Feb 20 - The Home Ministry has received a report from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on the Popular Front of India (PFI), an alleged radical group, which has been accused of funding some recent protests against the Citizenship Amendment ...

India, US likely to ink 5 pacts during Trump’s visit
NEW DELHI, Feb 20 - India and the US are eyeing to sign around five pacts providing for cooperation in areas of intellectual property rights, trade facilitation and homeland security during President Donald Trump’s maiden visit to India next week. ...

SC issues notice to Centre on fresh pleas against CAA
NEW DELHI, Feb 20 - The Supreme Court on Thursday sought response of the Centre on a batch of fresh pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, filed by 15 petitioners including Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen, Anjum ...

India rejects China objection to Shah visit to Arunachal
NEW DELHI, Feb 20 - Asserting that India’s position on Arunachal Pradesh is clear and consistent, New Delhi on Thursday dismissed China’s objection to Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to the border state. ...

State govt not mandated to receive Clause 6 report
GUWAHATI, Feb 20 - Uncertainty over the report of the Committee for recommending measures for implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord continued today as the State Government has made it clear that it would not be able to receive it. Meanwhile, ...

AASU flays Patkar, Pandey’s comments
GUWAHATI, Feb 20 - The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) today strongly criticized Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar and activist Sandeep Pandey for their ‘irresponsible’ comments about AASU and anti-CAA movement in Assam. ...

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