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Swaraj India releases first list for Delhi municipal polls (2 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Swaraj India, the newly-formed political party led by former AAP leader Yogendra Yadav, on Wednesday released its first list of candidates for the upcoming municipal elections in Delhi.

Law varsities must keep pace with tech changes: Modi (Lead) (10 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that law universities should have talent that takes into account fast-paced technological changes and works towards laws that can stand the test of time.

NPCI commences project to digitise MFI transactions (12 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Wednesday said that it has started a pilot project to digitise transactions of micro finance institutions (MFIs).

Indian judicial system needs major changes: President (Lead) (14 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said Indian judicial system established decades ago require major changes.

Mamata publicly rebukes private hospitals for 'unethical money-making' (Roundup) (16 minutes ago)
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday gave an unprecedented public tongue lashing to city-based private hospitals for "unethical" money-making practices and announced the formation of a regulatory commission to monitor their activities.

Thousands attend Vrindavan temple's anniversary celebrations (22 minutes ago)
Vrindavan, Feb 22 (IANS) The anniversary celebrations of one of the largest temples here -- the land of Lord Krishna -- saw thousands of devotees performing aarti on Wednesday.

DESMI launches first production facility in India (22 minutes ago)
Hyderabad, Feb 22 (IANS) DESMI, a Denmark-based company specialising in the development and manufacture of pump solutions for marine & offshore industry, oil spill equipment, defence & fuel and utility segment, on Wednesday launched its first production facility in India.

DMK mounts multi-pronged attack on AIADMK (Lead) (26 minutes ago)
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) As a part of its multi-pronged attack on Chief Minister K.Palaniswami's government and to protest events inside Tamil Nadu assembly on February 18, the DMK under the leadership of Working President M. K. Stalin on Wednesday held a day-long hunger strike across the state.

Varun Gandhi questions own government's accomplishments (22:28)
Indore, Feb 22 (IANS) In a fierce attack on his own party's government, BJP MP Varun Gandhi said that in the last two years, over 50,000 debt-ridden farmers had committed suicide while nothing had been done about business tycoon Vijay Mallya who had fled with a Rs 10,000 crore loan unpaid.

AAI declares Rs 560 crore interim dividend for 2016-17 (22:20)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) State-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Wednesday declared an interim dividend of Rs 560 crore for the year 2016-17.

SBI ATM dispenses fake Rs 2,000 notes, culprits identified (Third Lead) (22:18)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) An SBI ATM here dispensed fake Rs 2,000 notes -- with "Children Bank of India" printed in place of Reserve Bank of India and other glaring discrepancies. Police said on Wednesday they have identified the culprits, while the SBI said it suspected the involvement of some miscreants with mischievous intent in the incident.

NPAs increased 56 per cent under Modi government: Congress (22:14)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday slammed the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government for fooling the people, saying Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) have increased 56 per cent in the last 12 months between December 2015-16.

We'll keep within our boundaries: Chief Justice of India (22:02)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Amid concerns in political circles over the judicial overreach, Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar on Wednesday said the top court will function within its limits.

Sonia's absence in UP clear sign of generational shift: Congress (22:02)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Remaining silent on party President Sonia Gandhi's absence from poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress on Wednesday said "it was a clear sign of generational shift" in the Grand Old Party.

Drug racket busted: Rs 12 crore worth heroin seized, 2 held (22:02)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Delhi Police claimed to have busted a syndicate of international drug suppliers and arrested its two members with three kg of high-grade heroin valued at Rs 12 crore in the international market.

AAP government nod for Rs 200-crore loan to North civic body (22:02)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The AAP government on Wednesday approved a loan of Rs 200 crore to the North Delhi Municipal Corporation for payment of salaries of employees.

SBI says no fake note likely from its ATMs, branches (22:02)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI) on Wednesday said "no fake note is likely to be dispensed through its ATMs at any time" as it has state-of-the-art note sorting machines.

Australia beat Sri Lanka in final T20I to avoid whitewash (22:02)
Adelaide, Feb 22 (IANS) Australia rode on a disciplined all-round effort to beat Sri Lanka by 41 runs and avoid a clean sweep in the third and final Twenty20 International at the Adelaide Oval here on Wednesday.

World champ Ning Zetao out of Chinese swimming team (22:00)
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) World champion Ning Zetao has violated the rules of the Chinese national swimming team and was sent back to his original Chinese Navy team for training, the Chinese swimming authority confirmed on Wednesday.

IT firms spend CSR funds on education, job skills (22:00)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) As part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Indian IT firms were spending 70 per cent of their funds on education and employable skills, said the industry's representative body Nasscom on Wednesday.

Andhra to develop Vizag as Fintech hub, signs MoU with Visa (22:00)
Mumbai/Visakhapatnam, Feb 22 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday unveiled its plans to develop Visakhapatnam as Fintech hub of the country and signed MoUs with Visa and Thomson Reuters.

PM chairs meeting on timely implementation of projects (22:00)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired his 17th interaction through PRAGATI -- ICT-based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation -- and reviewed infrastructure projects, an official statement said.

Pakistan orders additional AW139 helicopters (22:00)
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Pakistan has ordered an unspecified number of additional AgustaWestland AW139 twin-engined helicopters, Italian aerospace and defence firm Leonardo-Finmeccanica confirmed on Wednesday.

Frame policy to rehabilitate cured mentally sick people: SC to centre (22:00)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the centre to frame a policy for rehabilitating patients who have been cured after treatment at mental hospitals across the country.

Salary survey projects a drop in pay hikes to average 9.5% (22:00)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) With the trend of a gradual slowness in pay hikes and higher emphasis on productivity and performance, a drop in pay increases to an average of 9.5 per cent is projected in 2017 across industries, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

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