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Rajya Sabha members condemn acid attacks  (2 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, Rajya Sabha members Friday condemned the many incidents of acid attacks and demanded stringent punishment for their perpetrators, saying they inflict inexpressible pain on the body and minds of victims.

Swine flu toll in Kashmir rises to nine  (4 minutes ago)
Jammu, Feb 27 (IANS) The swine flu toll in Jammu and Kashmir rose to nine Friday with two more H1N1 infected patients succumbing, officials said.

Pakistan International Airlines suspends services to Dhaka  (12 minutes ago)
Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Friday decided to cancel all flights to Bangladesh till March 10 in response to the raid on the house of its country manager in Dhaka.

Bumblebees are forgetful too  (18 minutes ago)
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Much like humans, bumblebees can be 'forgetful' too, reveals a new research.

PM responds to 'visa' jibe  (18 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday asked the opposition if it did not have any other issue to criticise him on in response to their jibe that he should be given a visa to come to parliament.

Subsidies aren't best weapon to tackle poverty: Economic Survey (Lead)  (20 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Price subsidies did not have a transformative effect on the living standards of the poor, though they helped poor households to weather inflation and price volatility, the Economic Survey for 2014-15 revealed Friday, adding the rich often get benefits from it.

Sharif summons meeting on Senate polls  (22 minutes ago)
Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday convened a meeting of parliamentary leaders to discuss how to make Senate elections transparent, media reported.

Survey pushes 'big bang reforms' for double-digit growth (Roundup)  (24 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) India's Economic Survey has projected growth at over 8 percent for next fiscal and said inflation was easing, while setting the agenda for "big-bang reforms" to attain double-digit expansion, cut rich-benefiting subsidies and push investments in a clean, green way.

12 militants killed in Afghanistan  (24 minutes ago)
Kabul, Feb 27 (IANS) At least 12 Taliban militants were killed when security forces raided Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province Friday, an official said.

Domestic passenger traffic at Indian airports increases: Economic Survey  (24 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Indias Economic Survey Friday showed a healthy increase of 7.1 percent in the domestic passenger traffic handled at the Indian airports during April-December 2014-15.

US exports hit record $2.35 tn in 2014: White House  (26 minutes ago)
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS/EFE) US exports registered a record $2.35 trillion last year, with Texas, California, Washington and Illinois the major exporting states, the White House announced.

Australia's Clarke ready to play  (28 minutes ago)
Auckland, Feb 27 (IANS) Australia skipper Michael Clarke is set to make a comeback in the high-voltage cricket World Cup Pool A game against New Zealand here Saturday, following his recovering from hamstring surgery.

Indian-origin lawyer barred from work in Singapore  (28 minutes ago)
Singapore, Feb 27 (IANS) The Singapore High Court has suspended Indian-origin activist lawyer M. Ravi, 45, from practice and barred him from working until he is medically certified fit to practice, a media report said Friday.

Special juvenile police units in every district  (16:34)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Every district in the country will have a special juvenile police unit for coordination on children involved in crime, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday.

Syrian war continues with total impunity, UNSC told  (16:34)
United Nations, Feb 27 (IANS/WAM) In a briefing to the UN Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria, two senior relief officials of the world body have warned that as the conflict enters its fifth year, the violence and brutality continue unabated and with total impunity.

Richa geared for special role in 'Three Stories' (With Image)  (16:32)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) After essaying roles as diverse as a don and a housewife, actress Richa Chadha is prepping up for something "special" in film Three Stories.

India pooled with Poland, Ghana, Thailand  (16:32)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team has been put in Pool A with Poland, Ghana and Thailand for the FIH World League Round 2 to be held at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here from March 7 to 15.

'Over 500 Indonesians have joined IS'  (16:28)
Bangkok, Feb 27 (IANS/EFE) More than 500 Indonesians have joined the ranks of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria while the authorities have not taken any precautionary measures, according to the country's largest Muslim body, media reported Friday.

De Villiers powers Proteas to win over Windies (Lead)  (16:20)
Sydney, Feb 27 (IANS) An unbelievable, unbeaten 162 from just 66 deliveries by captain AB de Villiers powered South Africa to a 257-run win, now the joint biggest victory in World Cups, against the West Indies in a Pool B contest at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Friday.

Priyanka Chopra joins drama pilot 'Quantico'  (16:18)
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian actress and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra will feature in ABC drama pilot Quantico as a FBI trainee, reports deadline.com.

Food grain production at 257.07 million tonnes: Economic Survey  (16:18) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) India's food grain production is estimated at 257.07 million tonnes for 2014-15, said the Economic Survey which was tabled in the parliament Friday.

Zedd, Gomez's unique first meeting  (16:16)
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Russian-German music producer and DJ Zedd says he first met singer Selena Gomez because he had to use a washroom.

Coal, power, cement lead infrastructural growth: Economic Survey  (16:16) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Compared to the sluggish industrial sectors' growth of 2.1 percent from April-December 2014, coal, power and cement in the infrastructure sector have registered double digit growth in the past few months, the Economic Survey for 2014-15 said Friday.

Survey says 'JAM' has potential to wipe every tear, attain nirvana  (16:16) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Coining a new abbreviation, JAM, for the trinity of solutions to target subsidies better, India's Economic Survey says the Jan Dhan Yojana, Aadhaar cards and the mobile phone have the potential to "wipe every tear from every eye" with direct transfer of doles.

Sophie Choudry only wants films with 'A-grade' banners  (16:10)
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Sophie Choudry, who was seen in a full-fledged role in "Daddy Cool" in 2009, says she wants to do more films, but only with A-grade banners.

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