India's retail inflation unexpectedly edged up to a 17-month high in January, while industrial production contracted at a faster-than-expected pace in December, underscoring imbalances lurking in Asia's third-largest economy.
Sri Lankan paceman Thisara Perera became the fourth cricketer to claim a hat-trick in Twenty20 internationals in the second match of the three-game series against India on Friday.
As gold trades near its highest in a year on a wave of safe-haven buying, traditionally active buyers of physical gold in the major Asian markets have shown little interest so far. Full Article
Different officials in Pakistan's government have taken seemingly contradictory stands on Islamic State's influence in the country, after a rare warning by an intelligence chief that the Middle East-based militant group posed a domestic threat. Full Article
World Health Organization (WHO) said U.S. government scientists and an Indian biotechnology company were currently frontrunners in vaccine development, although it would take at least 18 months to start large-scale clinical trials of candidate shots. Full Article
Kashmir replaces the marshlands and Hazrat Begum is the Miss Havisham of this tale based on Charles Dickens‘ "Great Expectations". Pip is Noor Nizami, a wisp of a boy who lives with his sister and her husband and paints in his spare time. Katrina Kaif plays Firdaus, the ice maiden who thaws and freezes again depending on circumstances. Movie Review by Shilpa Jamkhandikar
The top court said the Gandhis will have to face trial in a case involving the alleged misuse of party funds, but exempted them from appearing in court. Full Article
Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf was handed a five-year ban by the Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) on Friday over his involvement in an illegal betting scandal that blighted the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Full Article