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7th edition of Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival in March (16:08)
Kasauli, Feb 19 (IANS) The Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival will be back with its seventh edition during the Easter weekend of March 30-31 at Baikunth Resorts in Kasauli, the organisers said.

Indonesia volcano erupts (14:48)IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Feb 19 (IANS) The Mount Sinabung volcano in Indonesia's Sumatra Island erupted on Monday, spewing columns of ash as high as five km with hot ash sliding down its slope.

Scientists grow sheep embryos containing human cells (14:28)
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists from the US and Japan have transferred human stem cells into sheep embryos, an advance that may pave the way for growing transplant organs inside animals.

Parrikar can be sent to US, if need be: Goa Deputy Speaker (14:14)IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is being treated at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for a pancreas-related ailment, can be shifted to the US for further treatment, "if need be", Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Monday.

Novel blood, urine tests may predict autism in kids (12:38)
London, Feb 19 (IANS) In a first of its kind, scientists have developed novel tests that can indicate autism in children, a finding that could lead to earlier diagnosis of the developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.

Clear sky in J&K cause sub-zero temperature in valley (11:42)IANS Photo Service
Jammu/Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) A clear night sky led minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley to remain below the freezing point on Monday even as temperatures in the Jammu region showed further improvement.

Partly cloudy sky on Monday (09:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy sky here in Delhi with the minimum temperature recorded at 10 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average along with very-poor air-quality across NCR on Monday.

Canadian PM visits Mathura wildlife sanctuary (07:22)IANS Photo Service
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday visited Mathura Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Uttar Pradesh and interacted with the its founders and staff members.

Saudi introduces free visa for foreign scientists (05:14)
Riyadh, Feb 19 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will grant visas free of charge to foreign scientists and experts, in a move that especially aims at improving its health sector, media reports said on Sunday.

PM meets ailing Parrikar in Mumbai hospital (21:14)IANS Photo Service
Panaji/Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who is admitted in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for treatment of "mild pancreatitis".

Trudeau visits rescued elephants in UP (21:04)IANS Photo Service
Mathura, Feb 18 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday paid a visit to rescued elephants at a care centre run by animal welfare organisation Wildlife SOS in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura and said that India's wildlife needs protection.

Parrikar may not attend Assembly session, panel to decide on curtailment (Second Lead) (20:48)IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Hospitalised Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may not attend the Assembly Budget Session beginning Monday, even as the Speaker said that a house panel will decide whether the session needs to be curtailed.

CM presence in Goa Assembly session doubtful, panel to decide on curtailment (Lead) (19:28)IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Hospitalised Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may not attend the Assembly Budget Session beginning Monday, even as the Speaker said a house panel will decide whether the session needs to be curtailed.

Pangolins being smuggled through ivory trade routes: Study (18:34)
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that animal traffickers are taking advantage of remote ivory trade routes to smuggle pangolins or scaly anteaters -- one of the world's most endangered animals -- out of Central Africa.

Post stroke, babies use opposite side of brain for language (18:32)
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) A stroke in a baby -- even a big one - may not have the same lasting impact as it could in an adult. Researchers have found that they regain language function in the "opposite side" of the brain if they experience a stroke around the time of birth.

What's Malaika's 'snappy secret pre-workout routine' (15:26)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Malaika Arora, known for her fit frame, has revealed a part of her "snappy secret pre-workout routine".

Charging points for e-vehicles at railway stations soon (13:52)
By Arun Kumar Das
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Railways will provide space for electric vehicle charging stations at the parking lots of train stations to promote the use of green energy.

Novel stroke treatment repairs damaged brain tissue (11:02)
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new stem-cell based treatment for stroke that reduces brain damage and accelerates the brain's natural healing tendencies.

Red alert issued in Australian state for cyclone Kelvin (11:02)
Canberra, Feb 18 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday issued a red alert in the state of Western Australia (WA) after tropical cyclone Kelvin made landfall earlier in the day, bringing with it winds of up to 250 kph.

Sunny Sunday morning in Delhi (10:22)
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) It was a sunny Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 12.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.

Sunny Sunday morning in J&K (09:40)
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) It was a sunny Sunday morning in Jammu and Kashmir after four days of cloudy weather, the MET department said.

Haryana launches four subsidised food canteens (20:54)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Haryana government on Saturday launched four canteens which will serve subsidised and healthy food to the poor.

India, Iran sign connectivity, double taxation avoidance agreements (20:34)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India and Iran on Saturday signed nine agreements, including on connectivity and double taxation avoidance, following delegation-level talks led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani here.

Delhi Govt issues guidelines for free treatment of accident victims (20:34)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Delhi government has issued guidelines for free and mandatory treatment for victims of accidents, acid burns, and fires in all city hospitals, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said here on Saturday.

India, Iran sign nine agreements, agree to stop terror forces (Roundup) (18:52)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India and Iran on Saturday pledged to stop the forces of terrorism and extremism, delinking it from religion and agreed that there should be an end to terror sanctuaries even as the two countries broad-based their relationship by signing nine agreements, including one on connectivity relating to the strategic Chabahar port.

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