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PM Modi & Army Chief visit Avalanche survivor

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag visited the Siachen Avalanche survivor Lance Naik Hanamanthappa in the Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi.While his condition is reported critical, he is stable and currently undergoing an array of tests. Hanamanthappa was flown to Delhi in a C-17 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) for treatment.  

David Headley, key suspect in 26/11 Mumbai attack to testify today

For the first time in the Indian history, foreign terrorist David Coleman Headley would depose before a special Mumbai Court via video conference. Today, he would be revealing the sequence of events and planning behind the 26/11 terror attacks. Headley, aged 55, was earlier pardoned and made an approver by additional sessions judge G.A. Sanap.

Union Govt rubbishes UP Minister Azam Khan's Claim of Dawood's presence during Modi-Sharif Meet

After senior Uttar Pradesh Minister and heavyweight politician of Samajwadi Party Azam Khan claimed that underworld don and Mumbai serial blast accused Dawood Ibrahim was present in the December 25, 2015 meeting of Indian PM Narendra Modi with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif in Lahore, union government has rubbished the claims as “baseless, unfounded and totally false”.  While Sudhanshu Mittal of BJP asked UP CM Akhilesh Yadav to dismiss the minister immediately, Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan said Khan shouldn’t have made such a statement.

Indian Overseas Bank shares fall by 12%

After suffering heavy losses amounting to Rs. 1,425 crore in the October-December quarter, the Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) shares fell by 11.8 percent. IOB had already made a provision of Rs. 1,896 crore for bad loans. With a 17 percent increase in non-performing loans at IOB, the bank stood at 12.64 percent against eleven percent in the September quarter.  

Sensex slides down by 150+ points

With selling pressure easily visible across multiple sectors, the BSE Sensex fell over 150 points and Nifty continued hovering around 7,250 levels tracking selloff in the global stock markets. While Ambuja Cements traded 2.6 percent lower at Rs. 192.30 ahead of its third quarter numbers, analysts expect the firm to report a net profit of Rs. 230 crore on sales of Rs. 2,359 crore. 

Snapdeal to offer Maggi Chicken Noodles from Feb 11
After a gap of nearly six months, Nestle India Ltd. is all set to bring back the much-awaited Maggi chicken noodles with its online sales starting from 11 February on Snapdeal.com. Earlier, India’s food safety regulator FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) had ordered Nestle India Ltd. to withdraw all the nine variants of the noodle brand, quoting excess lead content and traces of MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) as the prime reasons. 
Vodafone 4G Services now in Mumbai

After launching its 4G Services in Delhi, India’s second largest telecom operator Vodafone India has rolled out 4G Services in the country’s financial capital Mumbai. Vodafone 4G SIM cards are now available at all the fifty six retail stores spread in different parts of the city. Consumers are expected to exchange their old SIM card to receive a new 4G ready SIM card. Vodafone 4G has been launched in 1800MHz band.

Lenovo Yoga 900 Convertible laptop now in India

Today, Lenovo announced the launch of its Yoga 900 convertible laptop and the Yoga Tab 3 Pro in India. The Lenovo Yoga 900 Convertible laptop runs on Intel 6th generation Skylake processor and is available at a price of Rs. 1,22,090. On the contrary, the Yoga 900 tablet will cost you Rs. 39,990. Other impressive specifications of the Lenovo Yoga 900 Convertible laptop include 16GB of RAM and 512 GB SSD.

LeEco eyes to be among top 3 smartphone companies in India

Formerly known as LeTv, the Chinese Internet company LeEco is watching out for achieving its niche among the top three smartphone companies in India by the end of 2016. Launched last year in China, LeEco has already sold over four million smartphones and three million televisions in its home market. Already the number one online brand in China, LeEco is exclusively available on Flipkart.

David Miller named as Kings XI Captain in IPL9

Already associated with Kings XI Punjab team since IPL season 4, South African batsman David Miller has been chosen as the captain of the team for the upcoming Indian Premier League season 9. Kings XI coach Sanjay Bangar has also expressed his confidence about Miller’s tremendous potential as a leader. The exemplary batting skills and a cool temperament make Miller an excellent asset for Kings XI Punjab team.

Irfan Pathan ties knot with Jeddah model

Following the footsteps of his professional buddies, Irfan Pathan also married a twenty-one-year-old model from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Pathan exchanged wedding vows with Safa Baig in a low key ceremony that took place last Thursday in Mecca. The thirty-one-year-old Irfan Pathan last played for India in the year 2012 and recently led Baroda to the Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy against Uttar Pradesh. 

Gold Rush for India at SAG 2016

India is not only witnessing a gold rush but also dominating the 12th South Asian Games, especially in the medal’s tally. Till now, India is leading the chart by winning 14 gold and five silver medals. Second and third positions are held by Sri Lanka and Pakistan respectively. Injeti Srinivas, CEO of SAG 2016, claimed that all efforts will be made to ensure Guwahati and Shillong become the best sports venues among all South Asian games played till now.

Govinda offers Rs. 5 lakh as compensation to fan

After the Supreme Court insisted on Bollywood star Govinda to personally apologise to the person named Santosh Bateshwar whom he slapped seven years ago, the actor has made the move by offering unconditional apology and Rs. 5 lakh as compensation. The complainant had intentions to prosecute Govinda for criminal intimidation and assault that could land the actor in jail for two years.

Kajol to be part-time member of Prasar Bharati Board

A committee headed by Vice President Hamid Ansari has chosen Bollywood actor Kajol as a part-time member of the Prasar Bharati Board. The committee has also nominated Shashi Shekhar Vempati, who has over a decade-and-half long experience of working with Infosys, and currently heads a reputed online media company. The two nominations have been decided by a three-member committee headed by the Vice President, Press Council of India chief Prasad and I&B secretary Sunil Arora.

Irrfan Khan turns down Spielberg's movie offer

Known for his acting prowess both in Bollywood and Hollywood, Irrfan Khan feels that India is going to get bigger in the West as Americans are on the lookout for talent and are eyeing India. The statement follows close on heels of the actor’s refusal of a Steven Spielberg movie. The director had approached Khan for his latest venture which would also feature Scarlett Johansson. Khan said he turned down the offer because the character being offered to him did not have ‘much scope’.

IIT Madras circular bars political activities

After banning a movement by Dalit students, IIT Madras has issued a circular with an aim to bar different kinds of “political activity” as the same is considered against the apolitical nature of the educational institute. The circular also contains an innovative clause as per which all students, scholars, project associates etc. would promise not to indulge in any activity that will adversely affect the university’s image.

Haryana to adopt two-tier school system

As part of the Swaran Jayanti of formation of Haryana state, a proposal to adopt the two-tier system of schools has been prepared. The initiative is believed to be an attempt to bring an end to the concept of government schools in the state. In accordance to the proposal, Haryana would have only middle and senior secondary schools. Currently, the state has a total of 1,382 government schools.

Last day for Nursery School Admission Process in Delhi

While the last day for application for both general and economically weaker section (EWS) category students ended on 5 February, the date for submitting nursery admission application forms for children above four years of age ends today. This extension became operational after the Delhi high court quashed the upper age limit category that was introduced by the AAP-led Delhi government.