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Indian man gets two beating hearts after surgery
short by Saloni Tandon / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
A 56-year-old Indian man, diagnosed with end-stage heart disease, was left with two beating hearts following a 'Piggyback Heart Transplant' at Hyderabad's Apollo Hospital. Doctors decided on keeping both hearts due to size difference, with the donor heart being normal fist-sized, while the patient's heart was the size of a small football. Only about 150 such procedures have been reported.
short by Saloni Tandon / 07:33 pm on 20 Feb
Govt allows private firms to mine coal for commercial use
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
The central government has cleared a proposal to allow private firms to mine coal for commercial use, ending the monopoly of state-owned Coal India. It is the most ambitious coal sector reform since the nationalisation of this sector in 1973, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said. Till now, the private sector was allowed to mine coal only for their own consumption.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 08:30 pm on 20 Feb
Priyanka's outfit on Assam Tourism calendar immodest: MLAs
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Congress MLAs from Assam, Nandita Das and Rupjyoti Kurmi, have alleged that Priyanka Chopra's outfit on Assam Tourism calendar is immodest. They further stated that Priyanka's "minimal clothes" brought a bad name to the state's culture, adding that what she was wearing was not an Assamese attire. Kurmi demanded that she should be removed as Assam Tourism's brand ambassador.
short by Prashanti Moktan / 08:31 pm on 20 Feb
You have destroyed my brand and business: Nirav Modi to PNB
short by Manaya Bagga / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, who is an accused in the $1.77-billion PNB fraud, has said the bank's actions have destroyed his brand and business. Nirav said that PNB's "anxiety" to recover the dues "immediately" has closed all his options to pay back. "The matter is being described as India's largest banking fraud. This is far from the truth," he added.
short by Manaya Bagga / 04:38 pm on 20 Feb
PNB case will collapse like 2G scam, Bofors: Nirav's lawyer
short by Manaya Bagga / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Jeweller Nirav Modi's lawyer Vijay Aggarwal has said PNB's $1.77-billion fraud case against his client will collapse just like the 2G scam and Bofors scandal. Aggarwal said the probing agencies won't be able to prove the charges. He added that if Nirav wanted to commit a fraud and run away, then like Vijay Mallya, he would have taken everything abroad.
short by Manaya Bagga / 04:12 pm on 20 Feb
Choksi threatened to trap me in fraud case: Ex-Gitanjali MD
short by Manaya Bagga / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Former Gitanjali Gems Managing Director Santosh Srivastava has said that the company's Chairman Mehul Choksi threatened to trap him in a fraud case in the year 2012-13. Santosh alleged that the company pressured him to fabricate fraudulent accounting book and "to not make much fuss". Notably, Choksi and jeweller Nirav Modi are accused of defrauding PNB of $1.77 billion.
short by Manaya Bagga / 06:31 pm on 20 Feb
My brother, wife wrongly named in PNB FIR: Nirav Modi
short by Manaya Bagga / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, who has been accused in PNB's $1.77-billion scam, has claimed that his brother and wife have been "wrongly named" in the bank's FIR. He said that both of them aren't connected with any business operations. Nirav added that his uncle Mehul Choksi too has been wrongly named as he has an "independent and unconnected business".
short by Manaya Bagga / 07:12 pm on 20 Feb
Three UK cities partner to attract more tourists from India
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Three of UK's largest cities have partnered to attract more tourists from three of the world's fastest-growing markets — India, China and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries which include Saudi Arabia and UAE among others. In a first-of-its-kind partnership, London, Manchester, and Birmingham will collaborate on the 'Experience England' initiative to promote the best of English tourism.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 02:59 pm on 20 Feb
Delhi MLA files complaint against Chief Secy over caste slur
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal has filed a complaint with the SC/ST commission against Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash for making casteist remarks. The legislator claimed when Prakash was questioned about lack of facilities in a particular area, he replied, "Maine Daliton ki thekedaari nahi le rakhi." Earlier, Prakash alleged he was manhandled by AAP MLAs at CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 09:03 pm on 20 Feb
Gujarat HC restores gag order on The Wire in Jay Shah case
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
The Gujarat High Court has restored a gag order against The Wire, prohibiting it from reporting on the businesses of BJP President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah. Earlier, a lower court had partially lifted the gag order in the defamation case filed by Jay Shah. The Wire reported that Jay Shah's business turnover increased 16,000 times after PM Modi's election.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 07:38 pm on 20 Feb
Delhi prisoner flees after aides throw chilli at cops
short by Bulbul Dhawan / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
A prisoner managed to escape from the custody of the Delhi Police on Monday after his aides threw chilli in the eyes of constables. The incident happened when he was taken to Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences for a check-up. While the police personnel accompanying him have been suspended, a special team has been constituted to trace the prisoner.
short by Bulbul Dhawan / 05:17 pm on 20 Feb
Caste system is a curse, should be rooted out: Ramdev
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Monday said that the caste system was a curse which should be rooted out for the holistic development of the country. Stating that Hindu religious texts do not endorse caste-based discrimination, Ramdev added that people misinterpreted the Vedas, Upanishads, and Manusmriti without studying them. All religions across the world are equal, he added.
short by Radhika Chugh / 08:06 pm on 20 Feb
Rajnath seeks report on MLAs' assault on Delhi Chief Secy
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday sought a report on the alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs. Adding that "justice will be done", Singh tweeted, "The civil servants should be allowed to work with dignity and without fear." Denying Prakash's allegations, AAP said he had used foul language against the MLAs during a meeting.
short by Radhika Chugh / 07:24 pm on 20 Feb
EC removes MP Collector over discrepancies in voters' list
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
The Election Commission has removed a Collector in Madhya Pradesh after discrepancies were found in the voters' list ahead of the bypolls for the Mungaoli Assembly seat on February 24. This comes after the Congress alleged a voter's name was recorded in the electoral list from five places. The commission constituted a probe which confirmed the discrepancies.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 08:07 pm on 20 Feb
PM Modi didn't receive Canada PM despite earlier tweet
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
PM Narendra Modi did not receive his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport after he arrived for his seven-day trip on PM Modi's invitation on Saturday. After meeting Trudeau at the World Economic Forum's plenary session in Switzerland's Davos in January, PM Modi had tweeted, "Looking forward to welcoming you to India next month."
short by Radhika Chugh / 06:31 pm on 20 Feb
Teacher held for stripping student to 'take measurement'
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
A school teacher at a government school in Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj has been arrested for allegedly stripping a class 8 student on the pretext of taking her measurements for a new uniform. Other students confirmed the allegations and added that this is not the first time the teacher did something like this, police officials said.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 04:07 pm on 20 Feb
Bride's father attempts suicide after groom cancels marriage
short by Bulbul Dhawan / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
The father of a bride in Uttar Pradesh allegedly tried to commit suicide by hanging himself after the groom cancelled the marriage a day before the wedding ceremony over dowry. Reportedly, the groom's family demanded additional dowry of ₹5 lakh from the bride's father, who had already given ₹1 lakh and other belongings earlier.
short by Bulbul Dhawan / 01:49 pm on 20 Feb
Environment norms flouted over 4k times in Delhi in 1 week
short by Bulbul Dhawan / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
The Union Environment Ministry and the Delhi government jointly launched 'Clean Air Campaign' which saw 4,347 violations in a week, officials said on Monday. The officials added that 1,892 violators were fined, leading to a collection of ₹54 crore. The campaign was launched on February 10 to find a permanent solution to pollution in Delhi-NCR.
short by Bulbul Dhawan / 03:07 pm on 20 Feb
Maharashtra to set up team to tackle cyber attack incidents
short by Anupama K / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
The Maharashtra government is planning to set up its own Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) in the next six months to tackle cyber attack incidents on corporates and critical government infrastructure. Once implemented, the approximately ₹1,000-crore project will also help in shifting the infrastructure of the affected firms to a new system, from where they can operate safely.
short by Anupama K / 07:38 pm on 20 Feb
Man smuggling gold worth ₹7 lakh held at Mumbai airport
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
A Mangalore-bound passenger was arrested at the Mumbai airport for allegedly trying to smuggle gold biscuits worth around ₹7 lakh, the CISF has said. The incident took place after CISF personnel detected a metal-like object in his wallet during the security check. CISF added, "He could not furnish valid documents for carrying the yellow metal."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:29 pm on 20 Feb
Delhi launches 'Mission Buniyaad' to improve school learning
short by Sanchita Jain / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
The Delhi government has announced the launch of 'Mission Buniyaad' from this year for improving the learning skills of students in government and municipal-run schools. The programme will target students from classes 3-8 who will take a reading level assessment and be enrolled in special remedial classes. The campaign will run for two months from May to June, officials said.
short by Sanchita Jain / 09:07 pm on 20 Feb
Railway Minister travels in general coach to check amenities
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday travelled from Mysuru to Bengaluru in a general coach of the Kaveri Express and inspected the amenities available to passengers. He also sought feedback from passengers and commended the railway staff for their dedication and hardwork. Goyal had flagged off the Palace Queen Humsafar Express along with PM Narendra Modi in Mysuru.
short by Radhika Chugh / 06:59 pm on 20 Feb
83-year-old man marries 30-year-old woman to have a son
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
An 83-year-old man in Rajasthan's Karauli married a 30-year-old woman so that he could get a son to look after the property owned by him, according to reports. The man is still married to his first wife, with whom he has two daughters. He had lost his only son 20 years ago due to a disease.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 05:53 pm on 20 Feb
Parliament House to set up crèche facility
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has notified that a 1500-square foot crèche facility will be set up in the Parliament House for an "inclusive and supportive work environment" for its female employees. This comes after Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi wrote to Mahajan saying that the facility was crucial, as one-third employees at the Parliament are women.
short by Radhika Chugh / 06:33 pm on 20 Feb
Canada supports one, united India: Justin Trudeau
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
In a statement released on Tuesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canada supports one, united India. "We have been diligent in ensuring that we are taking our responsibility seriously on cracking down on extremism for peaceful dialogue," he added. This comes amid reports that PM Narendra Modi 'snubbed' Trudeau for his stance on the Khalistan movement.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 02:15 pm on 20 Feb
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