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US President Donald Trump. (Reuters)
US President Donald Trump. (Reuters)

Donald Trump describes Pulwama terrorist attack as 'horrible situation'

  • Donald Trump said he was getting reports on Pulwama terrorist attack and would issue a statement
  • The February 14 attack has led to escalation of tension between India and Pakistan

US President Donald Trump listens to a question after signing
US President Donald Trump listens to a question after signing "Space Policy Directive 4", the directive to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the Armed Forces in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. (Reuters)

Donald Trump says he wants North Korea to denuclearize, but is not in a hurry

  • Trump also said he spoke to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday
  • Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, said sanctions against North Korea would remain in place in the meantime

 (Photo: Reuters)
(Photo: Reuters)

US, McKinsey & Co reach $15 million settlement over bankruptcy case disclosure

The department's US Trustee Program (USTP) alleged that McKinsey "made insufficient disclosures about its clients

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hugs Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon his arrival at an airport in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Adnan Abidi/Reuters)
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hugs Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon his arrival at an airport in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Adnan Abidi/Reuters)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in India amid row with Pakistan

  • PM Narendra Modi receives Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Delhi airport with a characteristic bear hug
  • MBS is expected to make an effort to defuse tensions between India and Pakistan in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack

SpiceJet also announced that it will start two new flights on Delhi-Bhopal route. (Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)
SpiceJet also announced that it will start two new flights on Delhi-Bhopal route. (Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)

SpiceJet offers fares starting at 2499 on 12 domestic routes

  • SpiceJet also announced that it will start two new flights on Delhi-Bhopal route 
  • The airline would be deploying a mix of its fleet of Boeing 737 and Bombardier Q-400 aircraft on these new routes

A file photo of finance minister Arun Jaitley (Mint)
A file photo of finance minister Arun Jaitley (Mint)

Union cabinet approves Triple Talaq ordinance

  • The cabinet approved the necessary official amendments in the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018
  • The government said that the proposed ordinance will protect the rights of married Muslim women

Telangana chief minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao. (PTI)
Telangana chief minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao. (PTI)

Telangana’s fiscal deficit looks ‘stressed’: N.K. Singh

  • 15th Finance Commission chairman N.K. Singh lauds the state for its growth trajectory and major irrigation projects
  • Singh also says a roadmap was required to address the Telangana’s fiscal deficit

A file photo of finance minister Arun Jaitley. (Reuters)
A file photo of finance minister Arun Jaitley. (Reuters)

Centre hikes DA by 3%, to benefit 1.1 crore govt employees, pensioners

  • The hike will benefit about 48.41 lakh central government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners
  •  The increase is based on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission

Currently, the ESIC pays the seven-eighths of the expenses, while the respective states bear one-eighth of the expenditure of these hospitals
Currently, the ESIC pays the seven-eighths of the expenses, while the respective states bear one-eighth of the expenditure of these hospitals

ESIC okays super speciality treatment for workers with 6-month contributions

  • The decision to reduce the contributions by employers and employees towards ESI was taken in the last board meeting of ESIC
  • The ESIC protects employees against the impact of incidences of sickness, maternity, disablement and death due to employment injury 

FILE -- Senator Bernie Sanders campaigns for JD Scholten, the Democratic candidate for Congress, in Ames, Iowa, on Oct. 21, 2018. Sanders, the Vermont independent and 2016 Democratic primary runner-up whose populist policy agenda has helped push the party to the left, announced on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, that he is running for president again, embarking on a bid that will test whether he can retain the anti-establishment appeal he enjoyed with many liberal voters three years ago. (Kathryn Gamble/The New York Times)
FILE -- Senator Bernie Sanders campaigns for JD Scholten, the Democratic candidate for Congress, in Ames, Iowa, on Oct. 21, 2018. Sanders, the Vermont independent and 2016 Democratic primary runner-up whose populist policy agenda has helped push the party to the left, announced on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, that he is running for president again, embarking on a bid that will test whether he can retain the anti-establishment appeal he enjoyed with many liberal voters three years ago. (Kathryn Gamble/The New York Times)

Bernie Sanders to seek US presidency again in 2020

  • Sanders, 77, a self-described democratic socialist who caucuses with the Democrats, joins an already-crowded Democratic race
  • The Brooklyn native announced his candidacy in an email to supporters

 ( Photo: Bloomberg)
( Photo: Bloomberg)

ArcelorMittal buys back shares worth USD 89 mn

  • The steel major bought back shares at an average price of 19.894
  • The company on February 7 had announced the launch of the share buyback programme

India says Pakistan PM Imran Khan has neither chosen to condemn the Pulwama terror attack nor condoled with the bereaved families.
India says Pakistan PM Imran Khan has neither chosen to condemn the Pulwama terror attack nor condoled with the bereaved families.

India rejects Pakistan PM Imran Khan's response to Pulwama terror attack

  • India says not surprised by Pakistan PM Imran Khan's refusal to acknowledge the Pulwama attack as an act of terrorism
  • Disclaiming links with terrorist attacks is an oft-repeated excuse by Pakistan, says India

Photo: iStock
Photo: iStock

Indian scientists isolate Antarctic fungi for treating blood cancer

  • Scientists from IIT-Hyderabad and NCPOR-Goa have isolated Antarctic fungi that contain L-Asparaginase
  • The isolation of L-Asparaginase containing fungi from extreme environments could lead to development of new chemotherapeutic treatment methods that have fewer side effects

The chit fund is estimated to have raised  ₹15,000 crore from investors  (Mint )
The chit fund is estimated to have raised 15,000 crore from investors (Mint )

ED pegs value of seized properties of Rose Valley at 4685.4 crore

  • The chit fund is estimated to have raised 15,000 crore from investors
  • The court directed that the matter would come up for hearing again after two weeks.

FILE PHOTO: Walmart's logo is seen outside one of the stores in Chicago.  (Reuters)
FILE PHOTO: Walmart's logo is seen outside one of the stores in Chicago. (Reuters)

Walmart holiday quarter sales top estimates, shares jump

  • Walmart sales at US stores open at least a year rose 4.2%, excluding fuel, in the fourth quarter ended 31 January
  • The performance offered a glimpse into the health of the US consumer as spending was helped by a strong labour market

Indian soldiers examine the debris after an explosion in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama . (Photo: Reuters)
Indian soldiers examine the debris after an explosion in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama . (Photo: Reuters)

China urges restraint by India, Pakistan on Pulwama terror attack

  • On 14 February, at least 40 CRPF personnel were killed in Kashmir's Pulwama district in a suicide attack
  • The attack has heightened bilateral tensions with India and Pakistan calling back their envoys for 'consultations'

Pakistan will not think of retaliation, Pakistan will retaliate, says Prime Minister Imran Khan. (Reuters)
Pakistan will not think of retaliation, Pakistan will retaliate, says Prime Minister Imran Khan. (Reuters)

Pulwama attack: Imran Khan vows retaliation if India attacks Pakistan

  • Pakistan PM Imran Khan claims there is ‘no evidence’ about his country's link to the Pulwama terror attack
  • Imran Khan also says Pakistan is ready to discuss the issue of terrorism as insisted by India

Last year, the government approved plans to fully electrify the Indian Railways by 2022. (Photo: Mint)
Last year, the government approved plans to fully electrify the Indian Railways by 2022. (Photo: Mint)

ABB wins 270-crore order for train technologies from Indian Railways

  • ABB's traction solution is based on the latest technology to bring more reliable trains to passengers
  • This order will help to improve efficiency, so that passengers travelling will reach their destination on time and in comfort

 (Photo: Mint)
(Photo: Mint)

Finance Ministry may launch exchange traded fund of PSU bank stocks next fiscal

  • The bank exchange traded fund (ETF) would be in addition to the two ETFs -- CPSE ETF and Bharat-22 ETF 
  • ETF route would bring back investor confidence in the banking stocks

A file photo of a Saab Gripen fighter jet. (Reuters)
A file photo of a Saab Gripen fighter jet. (Reuters)

Saab proposes to make 96 Gripen jets in India to win Air Force deal

  • Saab is expected to face competition from rivals such as Boeing Co, Lockheed Martin Corp and Dassault Aviation
  • The cities of Bengaluru and Hyderabad would be the "natural choice" for any plant