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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.

Nifty scales, metal & bank stocks under scanner

Unlike the falling prices for imports on Friday, the NSE Nifty has deterred countries like China from undercutting local mills. Lenders such as State Bank of India have played a huge role in sky-rocketing NSE Nifty trades. With the overall sentiment remaining fragile, a majority of investors are pointing out global factors to put an impact on local shares until the government unveils its 2016/17 budget on 29 February 2016.

Sensex expected to open lower today

With the Nifty futures trading on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) lower to 32 points or 0.43 percent, today the domestic markets are expected to open at a lower price. A greater focus on the steel stocks will lead to its gain with a minimum import price being set for over 173 steel products. Also, this would help the domestic producers from cheap Chinese imports.

Hong Kong seeks to strengthen Bilateral Trade and Business ties with India

Margaret Fong, Executive Director of Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), has said India is 7th largest global trading partner of Hong Kong and reminded the business community that last year the bilateral trade between the two countries was $ 23.7 billion. Export shipments to India increased by 8.1 per cent y-o-y. Hong Kong Special Administration Region Chief Executive C Y Leung said negotiation on Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (IPPA) will start between two countries to strengthen bilateral economic and investment ties.

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.

PM Modi inaugurates NISER in Bhubaneswar, Highlights need of Innovation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated NISER (National Institute of Science Education and Research) in Bhubaneswar’s Jatani during his 2-days tour of Odisha. While delivering his inaugural speech, PM Modi asked the authorities to make this NISER the greenest campus of India. He emphasised on the fact that science and innovation are a priority currently for advancement of the society. PM Modi also lauded the efforts of Indian scientists as well as professors for doing something new always.

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.

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’.

Farhan Akhar and Adhuna part ways

As per a statement issued on behalf of actor-director-producer-singer Farhan Akhar and celebrity hair dresser Adhuna, the couple has mutually and amicably decided to separate after 16 years of marriage. As responsible parents, the couple ascertains to keep their children protected from unwarranted speculation and public glare. Farhan and Adhuna dated for three years before getting married in 2000. They have two children.

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.

Meteorite kills 1 in Tamil Nadu

In Tamil Nadu’s Vellore, a man has reportedly been killed by a meteorite. While scientists are still investigating the incident, Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa has quoted that the deceased was a bus driver at a college and after sustaining serious injuries, he died while on the way to the hospital.  A compensation of Rs. 1 lakh has also been offered to the man’s family.

Soldier found alive 6 days after avalanche

While the army teams sifted through the huge mass of ice in Siachen, they miraculously found one of their colleagues Hanamanthappa alive even after being buried under 25 feet of snow and in temperatures close to minus forty degrees. It was after an avalanche on the Siachen Glacier on 3 February, 2016 that Lance Naik Hanamanthappa and nine other army soldiers were buried beneath the snow.