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Fire breaks out in West Delhi's Mundka area
New Delhi | December 14, 2019 7:11:20 AM IST
A fire broke out in West Delhi's Mundka area in the early hours of Saturday. ... read..


Anti-CAA protesters torch railway stations, block roads in Bengal (2nd LEAD)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 6:15:05 AM IST
Violence broke out in West Bengal on Friday against the Citizenship Amendment Act as also a possible NRC exercise as protesters vandalised and set fire to railway stations, and squatted on the tracks and highways, disrupting train services and vehicular m ... read..


Jharkhand: 'Killer gas' from underground coal mine fires spell slow deaths for villagers in outskirts of Dhanbad
Dhanbad (Jharkhand) | December 14, 2019 6:11:17 AM IST
Flames, hazardous gases and smoke from fires leaping from the earth's fissures, those residing in the outskirts of Dhanbad in the vicinity of coal mine area say it is akin to living in a gas chamber. ... read..


States will have to implement CAA: MHA officials
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
While five non-BJP ruled states are making grandiose noises about not implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Home Ministry has in no ambiguous terms snubbed the rhetoric as "political posturing". ... read..


ED attaches properties worth Rs 20 cr of Rajasthan-based firm
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Friday that it has attached properties to the tune of Rs 20 crore of a Rajasthan-based company and its promoters in connection with its probe into an alleged bank loan fraud. ... read..


No proposal to shift state capital: Andhra minister
Amaravati | Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Clearing the air over the future of Amaravati as the capital of Andhra Pradesh, the YSR Congress Party government said on Friday that there is no proposal to shift the capital. ... read..


NIA arrests mastermind of human trafficking gang
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Friday that it has arrested the mastermind of a human trafficking gang from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district. ... read..


Anti-CAA protesters torch railway stations in Bengal (Lead)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Violence broke out in West Bengal on Friday against the Citizenship Amendment Act as also a possible NRC exercise as protesters vandalised and set fire to railway stations, and squatted on tracks and highways, disrupting train services and vehicular movem ... read..


Petition in Delhi HC against Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior; hearing on Dec 19
New Delhi | December 14, 2019 4:41:19 AM IST
A petition has been filed by the Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Koli Rajput Sangh in Delhi High Court claiming that Om Raut, director of the film 'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior' concealed the true lineage of great warrior Tanhaji Malusare in the movie. ... read..


Anti-CAA protests in Hyderabad, other Telangana towns
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Hyderabad and few other towns in Telangana on Friday witnessed protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. ... read..


MP CM orders strict action against mafia (Lead)
Bhopal | Saturday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Can the Madhya Pradesh government take its fight against organised crime to a logical conclusion? ... read..


Telangana: 'Attention diversion' gang of four arrested, 350 grams gold seized
Hyderabad (Telangana) | December 14, 2019 4:11:17 AM IST
Hyderabad Police on Friday arrested four people including three women who used to run an "attention diversion" gang and seized 350 grams gold and Rs 8 lakh cash from their possession. ... read..


MP govt under pressure to defy CAB, NRC
Bhopal | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh is under pressure from its legislators to follow the example set by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to reject the Centre's latest legislation on National Register of Citizens and Citizenship Amendment A ... read..


SC notice to Centre on plea for special force for courts
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre and state governments to furnish their responses on a plea seeking a specialised force to give "foolproof security" to all courts, judges, lawyers, litigants and witnesses in the country. ... read..


Jamia protestors demand complete roll back of CAA
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
A march by Left-wing students of Jamia Millia Islamia university to Parliament turned violent on Friday after Delhi police, in a bid to stop the protest, lathi-charged the protestors. ... read..


How can you go against law of the land? Guv to Mamata
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Coming down heavily on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for saying that she would not allow the Citizenship Amendment Act to be implemented in her state, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday wondered how she could go against the law of the land w ... read..


Camp organised in Jaisalmer to help refugees from Pak complete formalities to avail Indian citizenship
Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) | December 14, 2019 3:41:19 AM IST
A camp was organised by Jaisalmer district administration on Friday to help the refugees from Pakistan complete formalities for availing Indian citizenship, said Om Prakash Bishnoi, Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Jaisalmer. ... read..


BJP women MPs file complaint against Rahul Gandhi with EC
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
After a ruckus in the Lok Sabha over Rahul Gandhi's 'Rape in India' remark at a rally in Jharkhand, women Members of Parliament of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Union Minister Smriti Irani on Friday filed a complaint with the Election Commission ... read..


SC awards 30 grace marks in Haryana judicial exam
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday awarded 30 grace marks in two papers to candidates who took the exam for 107 posts of civil judge (junior division) in Haryana. The top court noted the marking in 2017 examination was strict. ... read..


HC reserves order on Ratul Puri's bail cancellation
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
The Delhi High Court on Friday reserved its order on the petition filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) seeking cancellation of bail granted to businessman Ratul Puri in the AgustaWestland deal case. ... read..


CAA: Bengal Governor appeals for peace
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Amid violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday appealed for peace and asked people to believe in the rule of law and the laws passed by Parliament. ... read..


Security beefed up in Punjab along Pak border
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Reviewing the security arrangements in the state's border districts in the light of heightened threat from Pakistan-based terrorists, Punjab Police chief Dinkar Gupta on Friday asked the police force to intensify checking along the border. ... read..


Glum-looking ex-speaker Bercow fodder for Twitter humour
London | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
A glum-looking former Commons Speaker John Bercow became the butt of Twitterati humour as the Conservative Party led by Boris Johnson won a landslide victory in the UK general election. ... read..


Odisha CM felicitates winners of YATS 2019-20
Bhubaneswar | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitated top 20 winners of the 13th Edition of Tata Steel Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS) 2019-20 here on Friday. ... read..


BJP leader attacked in Bengal, party blames Trinamool
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
A group of people attacked the car of West Bengal BJP general secretary Satyantan Basu on Friday at Bhupatinagar in East Midnapore district with sticks and stones. Basu said he sustained injury from broken pieces of glass from the car windows. ... read..


Special trains to help stranded passengers at Guwahati: Northeast Frontier Railway
Guwahati (Assam) | December 14, 2019 3:11:26 AM IST
Special passenger trains are being run to help stranded passengers at Guwahati to reach their destinations in Upper Assam, said Northeast Frontier Railway, Chief Public Relation Officer. ... read..


HP: 3 dead, 3 injured after car rolls down deep gorge
Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh) | December 14, 2019 3:11:22 AM IST
Three people died after a car rolled down a deep gorge in Tonidevi area of Hamirpur district on Friday, authorities said. ... read..


WB: 1st supplementary chargesheet filed in NIA court in connection with FICN case
Kolkata (West Bengal) | December 14, 2019 3:11:21 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed first supplementary chargesheet in NIA Special Court, Kolkata in connection with a Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) case against an accused. ... read..


NIA arrests key accused in human trafficking case in Hyderabad
Hyderabad (Telangana) | December 14, 2019 3:11:19 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested the key accused in a human trafficking case in Hyderabad. ... read..


Over a dozen pleas filed in SC against new citizenship Act
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
More than a dozen petitions were moved in the Supreme Court on Friday challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019. ... read..


B'luru police bust gang growing marijuana in flower pots
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
The Bengaluru police central crime branch on Friday arrested a group of three drug peddlers for growing marijuana in flower pots inside a flat in the city, officials said. ... read..


Three youth killed in Tripura road mishap
Agartala | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Three members of a family were killed in a road accident in northern Tripura on Friday, the police said. ... read..


Indian design market has huge potential: Experts
Kochi | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Even while there is a huge shortage of qualified designers in the country, the market for design has huge potential, said experts of creative industries at the Kochi Design Week (KDW) being held here. ... read..


Nirbhaya case: Tihar execution chamber ready, curbs on convicts
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
With the secret shifting of Pawan Kumar Gupta, one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, from Mandoli jail to Tihar jail, and heightened restrictions on the other three convicts, the execution of the death sentence awarded to the four ... read..


Centre moots Article 371 in lieu of 370 for J&K
Srinagar | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
A new dispensation may be afoot in Jammu & Kashmir with the Centre proposing granting of Article 371 as compensation for the abrogation of Article 370. ... read..


Kidnapping case: CBI raids locations in Delhi, Kolkata
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday carried out searches at several locations in Delhi and Kolkata in connection with kidnapping of a minor daughter from her mother and sending her to Dubai. ... read..


AASU: New law fails to protect rights of indigenous people
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
The All Assam Students Union (AASU) on Friday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act, stating that due to the continued influx of illegal immigrants in Assam, the Centre has failed to protect the rights of the indigenous people ... read..


Tourism sector in Rajasthan upset as govt slashes funds
Jaipur | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
The tourism stakeholders in Rajasthan are upset with the funds for the tourism sector being slashed to Rs 114.45 crore for the year 2019-20 in the Congress government's budget. It was Rs 179.23 crore for the year 2018-19 under the earlier BJP government. ... read..


CPM, Cong in Kerala to jointly protest against CAA on Monday (Lead)
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
In a show of unity against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, traditional political rivals in Kerala - the ruling CPM-led Left and the Congress-led UDF - will stage a joint protest here on Monday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. ... read..


Delhi to sensitise students to respect women: Kejriwal (2nd Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that soon schools and colleges in the national capital will sensitise students to respect women. ... read..


Kerala HC apologises to family of road accident victim
Kochi | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
In a show of empathy, the Kerala High Court on Friday apologised to the family members of a 23-year-old youth who died on Thursday after his bike hit an iron barricade warning people of a hole and was run over by a truck. ... read..


Goa Governor meets PM over Kalasa-Banduri project
Panaji | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Three days before the Congress is scheduled to stage a dharna in the national capital over the Union Environment Ministry's nod to Karnataka's Kalasa-Banduri water diversion project, Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and lobbie ... read..


'Leave aside politics, work for stringent law against rape'
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh on Friday said the Centre and the opposition should work constructively to check crimes against women and they should rise above politics to bring a more strict law and speed up the judicial system in cases of rape. ... read..


Mamata announces statewide protests against citizenship law
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Reiterating that her government would not allow any NRC exercise or implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced statewide protests from Monday, saying that she will lead a rall ... read..


SC stays coercive action against Khurshid in trespass case
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday granted protection from any coercive action to senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid in an alleged trespassing offence of 2015. ... read..


30 more services in Delhi's Doorstep Delivery Scheme
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
People living in the national capital can now avail 30 more services at their doorstep, under the Doorstep Delivery Scheme, along with the existing 70 services. ... read..


Anti-CAA protesters torch railway stations in Bengal
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Violence broke out in West Bengal on Friday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) as also a possible NRC exercise in the state as protesters vandalised and set fire to railway stations, disrupting train services. ... read..


Video of Bangla Hindus crossing border fake: PIB
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Friday described a video doing the rounds on the Internet claiming that Bangladeshi Hindus crossing Indian borders post passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 as fake and said that the video was first u ... read..


'BJP may win 42 seats in Delhi if polls held now'
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
The BJP which only won three of 70 seats in the national capital in the 2015 Assembly polls may get 42 seats this time if elections are conducted now, a survey said on Friday. ... read..


Woman attempts suicide in Maharashtra's Mantralaya
Mumbai | Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
A woman attempted to commit suicide by jumping off the fourth floor of Mantralaya, the state government headquarters, on Friday afternoon, officials said. ... read..


Netflix Christmas Special showing gay Jesus evokes ban demand
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
A new Netflix Christmas Special titled "The First Temptation Of Christ", which shows Jesus Christ in a gay relationship and Mary as a weed-smoker, has angered millions all over the world, who have signed a petition demanding its withdrawal. ... read..


N. India under widespread rainfall, dense fog conditions
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
There has been heavy rain and snowfall on Friday in the northern hilly states of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand under the influence of the western disturbance and its induced cyclonic circulation. ... read..


Ganguly uses screenshot pic to wish Yuvi, fans say crop it
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
BCCI chief and former India Team skipper Sourav Ganguly posted on Twitter a screenshot of a picture of his with the then teammate Yuvraj Singh to wish the latter on his birthday, which did not quite amuse Twitter fans as they pointed out it was not even c ... read..


Citizenship amendment bill among 15 bills passed during winter session
New Delhi | December 14, 2019 1:41:31 AM IST
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was among the 15 Bills passed by the two Houses of Parliament during the winter session with the Lok Sabha registering productivity of about 116 per cent and Rajya Sabha of about 100 per cent. ... read..


Lok Sabha adjourned sine die, prorogued; Rajnath, Irani attack Rahul over 'rape in India' remark
New Delhi | December 14, 2019 1:41:29 AM IST
The Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die on Friday amid uproar after vociferous demands by BJP members for an apology from Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his remarks that 'Make in India' programme had turned into "Rape in India". ... read..


Media, entertainment are primordial human emotions: author Amit Khanna
New Delhi | December 14, 2019 1:41:28 AM IST
Noted journalist and author Amit Khanna feels that media and entertainment are the primordial human emotions, while sharing the gist of his book -- Words Sounds Images: A History of Media and Entertainment in India -- here on Friday. ... read..


Out of 13,77,595 operational Anganwadi centres in country, 3,77,712 running in rented premises: Smriti Irani
New Delhi | December 14, 2019 1:41:26 AM IST
Union Minister Smriti Irani on Friday informed the Lok Sabha that out of 13,77,595 operational Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) across the country, a total of 3,77,712 AWCs are running in rented premises. ... read..


West Bengal: 2 BJP leaders allege their vehicles vandalised by miscreants
East Midnapur (West Bengal) | December 14, 2019 1:41:24 AM IST
West Bengal BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu and BJP Kanthi (East Midnapur) president Anup Chakraborty have alleged that their cars were vandalised by miscreants while they were enroute to Bhupatinagar Police Station on Friday.Later, BJP leaders and wo ... read..


UP: Governor Anandiben Patel takes Lucknow metro
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | December 14, 2019 1:41:21 AM IST
Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Anandiben Patel on Friday took a metro to reach Raj Bhawan from Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport metro station here. ... read..


Maharashtra: Minor girl raped inside school premises
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | December 14, 2019 1:41:19 AM IST
A minor was allegedly raped in her school premises in Malad, Maharashtra. ... read..


Twitterati not amused over BJP MP's Sanskrit claim
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
A day after BJP MP Ganesh Singh claimed in Parliament that speaking Sanskrit kept diabetes and cholesterol at bay, Twitterati posted sarcastic and funny responses. ... read..


Shah's northeast visit put off, train services hit in Assam (Lead)
Shillong/Agartala/Guwahati | Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shahs scheduled visit to Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh on December 15 to attend separate functions has been postponed in view of the "law and order situation in the region" following agitation against the citizenship law, offici ... read..


Yogi seeks Rs 11, stone for temple from each family
Lucknow | Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday created a new controversy when he reportedly sought a contribution of Rs 11 and a stone from each family for construction of grand Ram temple in Ayodhya. ... read..


Manmohan invited to anniversary fete in MP
Bhopal | Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee has invited former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Bhopal on December 17 to be the guest of honour for the celebrations to mark the completion of the Congress government's one year in the state. The idea apparently i ... read..


Now, Namita Gokhale writes on Jaipur
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Author of 18 works of fiction and non-fiction, Namita Gokhale's upcoming novel, "Jaipur Journals", is set against the backdrop of the vibrant and multilingual Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF). The metafictional novel is an ode to literature and will be pu ... read..


I&B, expenditure secys figure in bureaucratic reshuffle (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The most noticeable of the eight transfers and postings in Friday's bureaucratic reshuffle relates to the department of higher education in the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD). ... read..


Mulling common code of conduct in LS, Assemblies: Birla
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday said that an initiative has been taken to frame a 'common code of conduct' for the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies while aiming for "healthy discussions" during sessions. ... read..


MP CM orders strict action against mafia
Bhopal/Indore | Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, during a meeting with senior police and civil administration officers, asked them to rid the state of mafiosi. ... read..


World leaders tweet congratulatory messages to Johnson
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
World leaders tweeted congratulatory messages on Friday as UK's Boris Johnson led his Conservative Party to its biggest victory since Margaret Thatcher's in the 1987 polls. ... read..


Amid JNU ruckus, HRD secy Subramaniam shifted
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
In a significant bureaucratic reshuffle, Higher Education Secretary R. Subramaniam has been shunted out of the HRD Ministry to the Ministry of Social Justice. ... read..


Tehelka case: HC cautions court on victim's questioning
Panaji | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The Bombay High Court in Goa has directed a trial court hearing the rape case against former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal to not entertain "irrelevant and extraneous questioning" of the victim. ... read..


Advocacy group: CAA is planned and pro-Hindutva
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghathan, an organisation that works for the Right to Information (RTI) and other schemes, on Friday lashed out at the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. ... read..


LS registers 116% productivity, session ends on sour note
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The winter session of the Lok Sabha registered 116 per cent productivity, one of the highest compared to the previous monsoon session, and broke many records, but concluded on a sour note on Friday due to an uproar following Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's ... read..


Anti-terror drill to be conducted during 'Exercise Indra'
Panaji | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The Indo-Russian tri-services drill 'Exercise Indra', will see a joint anti-terror drill with the head of the Russian armed forces contingent for the exercise Major General O Tsekov saying that international terrorism is the common enemy in the 21st centu ... read..


Bhopal: Journalism varsity students accuse 2 profs of caste bias, probe ordered
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | December 13, 2019 11:41:29 PM IST
Students of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication staged a protest on Friday, demanding action against two visiting professors for alleged caste bias. ... read..


Maharashtra: CM approves MCGM proposal to start its own independent power generation plant
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | December 13, 2019 11:41:26 PM IST
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has approved the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai's (MCGM) proposal to start its own independent power generation plant. ... read..


Maha govt will not let Citizenship (Amendment) Act get implemented in state: Congress' Nitin Raut
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | December 13, 2019 11:41:25 PM IST
Congress leader and Maharashtra Minister Dr Nitin Raut on Friday said that his government will not implement Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the state. ... read..


Telangana HC issues notice to Akbaruddin Owaisi on plea over Nizamabad hate speech case
Hyderabad (Telangana) | December 13, 2019 11:41:23 PM IST
The Telangana High Court on Friday issued a notice to All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi in a petition challenging the dismissal of a plea seeking cancellation of his bail in the Nizamabad hate speech case. ... read..


Goa Police apprehends Nigerian national with cocaine in Calangute
Calangute (Goa) | December 13, 2019 11:41:22 PM IST
In the continuing drive against narcotic drugs, the Calangute police team on Friday apprehends a Nigerian national near a restaurant here for illegal possession of six grams cocaine worth Rs 60,000. ... read..


Punjab: Cong leader urges Modi to amend CAB to allow Ahmadiyyas to return to Qadian
Chandigarh (Punjab) | December 13, 2019 11:41:20 PM IST
Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the persecution faced by the Ahmadiyyas in Pakistan and urged that the recent Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 needs to be further amended so as 'to allow the Ah ... read..


We oppose the new citizenship law: Kejriwal
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said he and his party are against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which has now become a law, saying they oppose it. ... read..


Jairam Ramesh moves SC against Citizenship Amendment Act
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Friday moved the Supreme Court challenging validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act, alleging that it is a brazen attack on the core fundamental rights envisaged under the Constitution. ... read..


Delay in setting up defence varsity raises cost by 914%: CAG
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The delay in setting up of Indian National Defence University (INDU) in Haryana's Gurugram will cost the exchequer an increase of 914 per cent in cost, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) finds in its report on Union Government (Defence Services)-Ar ... read..


Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury urges Speaker to ensure opposition isn't 'deprived of articulating their voice' inside House
New Delhi | December 13, 2019 11:11:25 PM IST
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla urging him to ensure the opposition parties are never deprived of articulating their voice inside Parliament. ... read..


Delhi: Robber who opened fire at police during chase arrested
New Delhi | December 13, 2019 11:11:24 PM IST
Police have arrested a man who was committing robbery with three other thieves and who also fired bullets at a police team during the chase here on Friday. ... read..


Shah reviews BSF's operational preparedness along Pak, Bangladesh borders
New Delhi | December 13, 2019 11:11:22 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday reviewed Border Security Force (BSF) operational preparedness along the borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh. ... read..


Bihar minister criticises Prashant Kishor for opposing JDU on CAA
Patna (Bihar) | December 13, 2019 11:11:21 PM IST
State minister Ashok Chaudhary on Friday criticised JDU vice president Prashant Kishor for opposing the party on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, saying that the poll strategist comments embarrass party leadership. ... read..


Elected representatives convey sentiments of people who are major stakeholders of Railways: Piyush Goyal
New Delhi | December 13, 2019 11:11:18 PM IST
Minister for Railways and Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on Friday said the elected representatives convey the sentiments of the people who are major stakeholders of the services provided by the railways. ... read..


Odisha CM says will not implement NRC: Muslim delegation
Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
A Muslim delegation on Friday said that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has assured them that the state government will not implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC). ... read..


Ignore Pankaja Munde, says BJP-supported RS MP
Pune (Maharashtra) | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Prominent realtor Sanjay Kakade, a Bharatiya Janata Party-supported Rajya Sabha MP, on Friday asked the party to simply ignore former minister Pankaja Munde-Palwe as she has no support base left in her own stronghold of Beed. ... read..


You never know: Crespo on coaching clubs in India (Lead)
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
In his third visit to India, former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo on Friday hinted that he is open to coaching a football club in India if there is a good offer. ... read..


Jamia students' march to Parliament foiled by police
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Delhi Police on Friday evening lathicharged students outside Jamia Millia Islamia and also used tear gas in a bid to scatter the agitating students who were marching to Parliament to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 which has now become a law af ... read..


'Soldiers deprived of snow glasses, boots, requisite food'
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Indian Army troops do not have snow glasses and multi-purpose boots to wear and requisite sanctioned food to eat in high altitude areas in Siachen and Ladakh, thus exposing them to inclement weather causing ailments due to extreme cold conditions, the Com ... read..


Twitterati pleased over film on Balakot air strike
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Twitterati gave a big thumbs-up to the news that Bollywood producers Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain and Pragya Kapoor will collaborate for a new film based on the 2019 Balakot air strike.#SanjayLeelaBhansali trended on Twitter. ... read..


Madras HC turns down CBI probe into IITM student's death
Chennai | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
The Madras High Court on Friday turned down a plea seeking CBI probe into the suicide of Fathima Latheef, who was a student at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM). ... read..


Andhra Pradesh: CM terms TDP chief's behaviour at Assembly entrance gate as very bad; Naidu hits back
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | December 13, 2019 10:41:28 PM IST
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday hit out at TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, saying his behaviour with the security staff at the entrance of the state's legislative assembly on Thursday was highly unbecoming of him. ... read..


CAA: Odisha CM assures Muslims to safeguard their rights
Politics | December 13, 2019 10:41:26 PM IST
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Dec 13: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday assured the Muslim community to safeguard their interests concerning the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). ... read..


ATS arrests two SIMI members absconding since 2006
New Delhi/Bhopal | December 13, 2019 10:41:24 PM IST
Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Friday said that it has arrested two members of SIMI, a banned organisation, who had been absconding since a long time. ... read..


Welfare of country, politics should be kept apart: Nitin Gadkari on protests over CAA
Nagpur (Maharashtra) | December 13, 2019 10:41:22 PM IST
As protests continue over the implementation of Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that the welfare of the country and politics should be kept apart. ... read..


Attempts on to silence those who protest against anti-democratic activities: Pinarayi Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | December 13, 2019 10:41:21 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday claimed that attempts are being taken to silence those who protest against anti-democratic activities. ... read..


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