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Asian stocks slip after European surge fades, dollar edges up
Source:  Business Standard
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:07

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped on Tuesday, their recent recovery stalling after European equities broke a winning streak, while the dollar edged up to pull further away from three-year lows.

Mahalir Thittam takes SHG products to colleges
Source:  The Hindu
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:06

Steps on to revive five kiosks set up in Coimbatore to promote SHG products

Protective mesh for sandalwood trees in public places
Source:  The Hindu
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:05

To protect the trees from miscreants and smugglers

Women organisations seek arrest of Ram Gopal Varma
Source:  The Hindu
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:05

They plan to go on three-day fast from tomorrow

Buy, Sell, Hold: What stocks are analysts tracking on Feb. 20
Source:  IBTimes India
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:03

Analysts recommend buying stocks such as Adani Ports, Asian Paints, ACC and Varun Beverages.

Jagan to support stir for Ramayapatnam port
Source:  The Hindu
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:03

To accord top priority if voted to power

SC likely to hear Priya Varrier's plea today
Source:  Samachar
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:02

[India], Feb 20 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Tuesday is likely to hear Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier's plea seeking quashing of FIRs and all other criminal proceedings initiated against her in connection with the viral song scene from her upcoming movie.

Yesterday, the actress had filed a plea in the Apex Court over the case registered against her film 'Oru Adaar Love' in Telangana.

Earlier on February 16, the Raza Academy had penned a letter to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani seeking a ban on internet sensation Varrier's song 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi' from her debut movie 'Oru Adaar Love'.

The academy alleged that the Malayalam song insulted Prophet Mohammad and his 'pious wife'.

Asif Sardar, President, Rehmani Group, urged Smriti Irani to therefore "immediately issue instructions to the censor board and the film maker to cut the song and spare the nation from yet another controversy."

The academy also held a protest in Mumbai in front of the Minara Mosque, where they held placards with messages like, "Stop misuse of sacred personalities."

The first song of Malayalam movie 'Oru Adaar Love' became viral on social media within a few hours of its release because of Varrier's articulations. Since then, the 18-year-old has become the talk of the town. (ANI)

Delhi HC to hear Mehul Choksi's plea seeking quashing of FIR
Source:  Samachar
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:02

[India], Feb 20 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday will continue to hear a plea filed by owner of Gitanjali Gems, Mehul Choksi, seeking the quashing of an FIR lodged against him for alleged cheating and criminal breach of trust.

The plea was filed after Punjab National Bank (PNB) lodged two financial fraud complaints of Rs. 11400 crore and Rs 280 crore against noted jewellery designer Nirav Modi, his family members and his uncle, Choksi.

Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday sealed the bank's MCB Brady House branch in Mumbai as part of ongoing investigation.

Earlier, PNB had detected the scam in which the top businessman had acquired fraudulent letters of undertaking from one of its branches for overseas credit from other Indian lenders.

The scam started in 2011 and was detected in the third week of January this year, after which the PNB officials filed a complaint with the CBI on January 31. (ANI)

Naidu vows to fight for Andhra Pradesh's interests
Source:  Samachar
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:02

[India] Feb. 20 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Monday vowed to continue the fight for the state's interests.

Naidu said, "The Center should do justice to our state. I am asking only for justice."

Naidu's party, Telugu Desam Party (TDP), has been protesting in the parliament alleging that union budget 2018 neglected Andhra Pradesh.

"Even the 4th budget of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is disappointing. That's why we started agitation in parliament. But both YSRCP, BJP are criticizing me. The Congress is blaming me. It is not good," Naidu said.

He added: "However, I will continue my fight. In the forthcoming parliament meetings, we will continue our fight. For that we will take help of all the political parties."

Naidu also accused Congress of doing injustice at the time of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

"The Congress did injustice at the time of bifurcation. Now, the BJP is not properly implementing the promises. I went to Delhi 29 times, talked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and all central leaders, but nothing much is achieved," Naidu said.

The Chief Minister said the TDP will go to any extent to protect the interests of Andhra Pradesh. (ANI)

Deft in training skills, they are in driver’s seat
Source:  The Hindu
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:02

Demand for two-wheeler driving classes sees upward trend in port city

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