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  • 24 Feb 2018



    In Boxing, MC Mary Kom stormed into the Finals of the Strandja Memorial Tournament at Sofia in Bulgaria yesterday, while Vikas Krishan and two other male boxers entered the semifinals.In the Women's 48 kg category, five-time world champion and Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom, targetting her third successive international gold medal, defeated China's Ye Jiali to make the summit clash.


  • 24 Feb 2018



    In Cricket, the Indian Men's and Women's teams will play their final Twenty-20 matches of the South Africa tour today.The Indian eves, who are leading the 5-match series, 2-1, will look to create history when they take on the Proteas at Cape Town at 4:30 PM Indian Time.



  • Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari said in future, Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) will have to issue driving licenses within a stipulated time after a person passes a computerised driving test.He was speaking at an event organised by a news channel in Mumbai.



  • Indian Banks' Association chairperson Usha Ananthasubramanian has said there is an urgent need for banks to revisit their risk management system and plug the loopholes.Mrs.




  • The Reserve Bank of India has launched Ombudsman Scheme for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) for redressal of complaints against them.In a statement, RBI said, the scheme will provide a cost-free and expeditious complaint redressal mechanism relating to deficiency in the services by NBFCs covered under the scheme.



  • A Supreme Court lawyer has filed a complaint with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, NCPCR against singer Papon for kissing a minor contestant of a reality TV show. The complaint was filed under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act POCSO, alleging sexual assault after the singer uploaded a video on his Facebook page, where he is seen kissing a minor contestant of the show called Voice of India Kids 2018.




  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the people in India and abroad in his Mann Ki Baat programme on All India Radio tomorrow, at 11 AM.It will be the 41st episode of the monthly programme.




  • Anita Singhvi, the wife of senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi has filed her response to the Income Tax department, which had issued her a notice to explain certain jewellery purchases from stores owned by beleaguered diamantaire Nirav Modi. She was asked to explain how much she had paid in cash and how much through cheque to purchase the valuables and jewellery from Modi's firms a few years back.




  • CBI has registered a case against a Delhi-based diamond jewellery exporter for an alleged bank loan fraud to the tune of around 390 crore rupees towards Oriental Bank of Commerce.Dwarka Das Seth International Private Limited has been booked by the agency for the alleged fraud.



  • A double suicide car bomb blast followed by gunfire has left at least 18 people dead and wounded 20 others in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. Police Capt.



  • The United Nations Security Council has delayed to today, a vote on demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria.Sweden's UN Ambassador Olof Skoog told reporters that the Council has not been able to close the gap completely after hours of negotiations failed to yield agreement with Russia.



  • A Moroccan anti-terror court has sentenced 10 people to between 4 and 12 years in prison over terror-related crimes.Citing MAP news agency, Xinhua reported that the main accused, who already served a custodial sentence for terror-related offences, was handed 12 years in jail.



  • The Reserve Bank of India has launched Ombudsman Scheme for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) for redressal of complaints against them.In a statement, RBI said, the scheme will provide a cost-free and expeditious complaint redressal mechanism relating to deficiency in the services by NBFCs covered under the scheme.



  • CBI has registered a case against a Delhi-based diamond jewellery exporter for an alleged bank loan fraud to the tune of around 390 crore rupees towards Oriental Bank of Commerce.Dwarka Das Seth International Private Limited has been booked by the agency for the alleged fraud.



  • In Boxing, MC Mary Kom stormed into the Finals of the Strandja Memorial Tournament at Sofia in Bulgaria yesterday, while Vikas Krishan and two other male boxers entered the semifinals.



  • The United States has imposed fresh set of sanctions on North Korea, the largest ever.



  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Chennai today and launch the Tamil Nadu government's Amma Two-wheeler Scheme.




  • The United States has said, it will open its embassy in Jerusalem in May this year, that will coincide with Israel's 70th Independence Day.State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said, the embassy will initially be located in the Arnona neighbourhood, in a building that now houses consular operations of US Consulate General Jerusalem.




  • In Myanmar, three bombs exploded in different locations in Rakhine's state capital Sittwe early this morning, including at the home of a high ranking official.Police said, three bombs exploded and three other unexploded bombs were found.




  • European Union leaders were divided at a Brussels summit yesterday over calls to pay more to fill the huge hole that Britain's departure will leave in their budget.EU President Donald Tusk said, the 27 leaders, meeting without Britain to discuss future plans, wanted to spend more on defence, migration and security.


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