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Mukti Caravan campaign launched to make Kumbh child-friendly festival
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India]News | January 16, 2019 10:11:36 PM IST
Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation (KSCF) and the Mayor of Prayagraj jointly launched Mukti Caravan with the aim of making Kumbh a child-friendly festival. ... read..


Delhi: 5-year-old beaten to death by stepfather over homework
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 10:11:32 PM IST
A 5-year-old boy died of injuries after being mercilessly beaten up and thrashed by his step-father over homework, here, in Kapashera, police said. ... read..


Senior advocate Sanjay Jain appointed as Additional Solicitor General in SC
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 9:41:36 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday appointed senior advocate Sanjay Jain as the Additional Solicitor General in the Supreme Court of India, an official statement stated. ... read..


Kerala: Four nuns protesting against rape-accused bishop asked to leave Kuravilangad Convent
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India] | January 16, 2019 9:41:34 PM IST
The Missionaries of Jesus on Wednesday sent a reminder notice to four nuns, who have been protesting for the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal for allegedly raping their fellow nun, to leave their convent in Kerala. ... read..


India lodges protest with Pak over ceasefire violations in Sunderbani
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 9:41:32 PM IST
India on Wednesday lodged strong protests with Pakistan for violating ceasefire in Naushera and Sunderbani sectors in Jammu and Kashmir by summoning an official from the Pakistan High Commission here. ... read..


BJP will win 74 seats in Uttar Pradesh, says Union Minister JP Nadda
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 16, 2019 9:41:32 PM IST
The BJP will win 74 out of a total of 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh in the coming General Elections, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda said here on Wednesday. ... read..


Over 9-lakh bogus voters registered in Mumbai, claims Congress
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The Mumbai Congress on Wednesday made a sensational claim that around 9 lakh bogus voters may have sneaked into the city's electoral rolls as preparations peak for the 2019 general elections. ... read..


Kovind has discontinued inviting Delhi MLAs for Republic Day reception: AAP
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday complained that its MLAs have not been invited for the at-home hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind since he took over in 2017. ... read..


Concerned BJP top brass counsels Gadkari to be restrained
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Concerned by the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's recent tongue-in-cheek comments, which were seen as criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP President Amit Shah, the top brass of the saffron party is understood to have counselled him to obser ... read..


Delhi launches round-the-clock animal healthcare service
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Delhi Development Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday inaugurated a round-the-clock Animal Health Care Services in a Government Veterinary Hospital in Tis Hajari here and also a helpline number for animal health care assistance. ... read..


Record increase in gender ratio in Tripura electoral rolls
Agartala | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The final electoral rolls of Tripura published on Wednesday showed a record increase of the gender ratio in the state to 972 females to 1,000 males, Tripura Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sriram Taranikanti said here. ... read..


Parliament to meet from January 31, interim budget on Feb 1
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Parliament will meet from January 31 to February 13 for the Budget session with interim budget to be presented on February 1, it was officially announced on Wednesday. ... read..


BJP amassed over Rs 430 crore in donations, 12 times more than all national parties
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has got over 93 per cent of donations of above Rs 20,000 received by national political parties, during 2017-18, pocketing Rs 437.04 crore of the total Rs 469.89 crore donated by corporates and individuals. ... read..


Delhi air turns 'very poor' as wind slows down
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The air quality of Delhi and adjoining areas on Wednesday again slipped into "very poor" zone and the experts say it will continue to remain so for at least next three days. ... read..


Two HC judges elevated to Supreme Court amidst controversy
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The government on Wednesday elevated Karnataka High Court Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna of the Delhi High Court to the Supreme Court even as a controversy raged over their recommendation by the apex court's collegium. ... read..


Goa minister gives ultimatum to government over Navy NOC
Panaji | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
A Goa minister has given his own government a seven-day ultimatum to revoke an administrative circular, which makes it mandatory to obtain a 'no objection certificate' from the Indian Navy for any construction activity carried out within 20 km radius of t ... read..


Three Telangana MLCs disqualified for defection
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Telangana Legislative Council Chairman on Wednesday disqualified three Members of Legislative Council (MLCs), who had defected to the Congress on the eve of recent elections to the state Assembly. ... read..


Court discharges AAP MLA Amantullah Khan in 2016 case
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
In a relief to Aam Aadmi Party legislator Amanatullah Khan, a Delhi court discharged him in an attempt to commit culpable homicide case involving a woman in 2016, observing the the complainant has given different versions while recording her statements. ... read..


Cong may not contest in some UP seats: Ghulam Nabi Azad
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 16, 2019 8:41:45 PM IST
Senior Congress leader and in-charge of the party's Uttar Pradesh affairs Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said that while the party prepares to fight in all 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state, it may leave out some seats from contesting. ... read..


LJP has vote base in UP, would like to contest there for strengthening NDA: Chirag Paswan
Jamui (Bihar) [India] | January 16, 2019 8:41:43 PM IST
BJP ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) on Wednesday expressed its desire to contest elections in Uttar Pradesh and outlined that a step in this direction can benefit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). ... read..


Like-minded parties must unite for KCR's federal front, says KTR
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | January 16, 2019 8:41:41 PM IST
TRS party working president KT Rama Rao on Wednesday emphasised on the need for like-minded forces to join the KCR-led federal front for strengthening regional parties and interest of the states. ... read..


President appoints two judges to Supreme Court amid controversy
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 8:41:40 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday appointed Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna as Supreme Court judges, notwithstanding a controversy surrounding the Collegium decision by which three judges were superseded. ... read..


Injured in ocean, Commander Tommy wants to return to sea at the earliest
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 8:41:40 PM IST
Badly-injured in the ocean during a global circumnavigation race, Navy officer Commander Abhilash Tommy says his first aim after recovery is to get back to sea with his boat. ... read..


BJP trying to convert Sabarimala issue into Ayodhya of south India: Yechury
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India] | January 16, 2019 8:41:38 PM IST
Senior CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said that the BJP was trying to make the Sabarimala issue what is the Ayodhya temple issue in north India. ... read..


Collegium decision on elevating HC judges triggers major row
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 8:41:37 PM IST
The Collegium decision to supersede three High Court judges in elevation to the Supreme Court has got mired in a major controversy, with former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha and some others from the judicial fraternity raising questions. ... read..


CBI Special Director Asthana moves Delhi HC, seeking correction in recent judgement
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 8:41:35 PM IST
Special Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Rakesh Asthana on Wednesday moved an application in the Delhi High Court, seeking some corrections in the recent judgement pertaining him. ... read..


BEST resumes bus services after Bombay HC order
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | January 16, 2019 8:41:35 PM IST
Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) bus services have been resumed late on Wednesday afternoon following the Bombay High Court order which asked them to call off their indefinite strike. ... read..


Anti-national, anti-social activities on social media cause of concern: Naqvi
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 8:41:35 PM IST
Asserting that the central government has no objection with social activities on social media, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday outlined that anti-social or anti-national activities are indeed a cause of worry. ... read..


Govt should help 15 Indians stranded in Iraq, says father of a victim
Nizamabad (Telangana) [India] | January 16, 2019 8:41:35 PM IST
The government should help the 15 Indians who are stranded in Iraq and bring them back to India, said Rajanna, father of Krishna, one of the victims who has been stranded in Iraq after being duped by an agent on the pretext of employment. ... read..


Rahul, Left not to attend Mamata Banerjee's mega rally
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 16, 2019 8:41:34 PM IST
The Kolkata rally of Trinamool Congress (TMC) on January 19, planned to showcase pan-India unity among anti-BJP parties, will be given a miss by Congress President Rahul Gandhi as well as Left parties. ... read..


Maharashtra: 6 killed in bus-truck collision, mob torches 4 trucks
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra) [India] | January 16, 2019 8:41:32 PM IST
Six people died and several injured after a bus collided with a truck here on Wednesday morning. ... read..


Three TRS MLCs disqualified from Telangana Legislative Council
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | January 16, 2019 8:41:32 PM IST
The Telangana Legislative Council on Wednesday notified that three MLCs, who belong to TRS party, were disqualified from the Legislative Council. ... read..


Delhi HC seeks AAP govt, DTC's reply in petition seeking passenger safety rules
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 8:41:32 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought reply from Delhi Government and Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) on a plea seeking necessary rules and guidelines with regard to issuing of tickets by conductors in DTC and cluster buses to secure their safety and ... read..


Modi-led selection committee to meet on Jan 24 to decide new CBI chief
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The high-level selection Committee, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will meet on January 24 to choose a new CBI Director to replace the ousted Alok Verma. ... read..


CBI registers FIRs against two more shelter homes in Bihar
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered two cases in connection with alleged abuse of children in two shelter homes in Bihar's Bhagalpur and Gaya disricts, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..


BEST employees call off record 9-day-long strike
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Following a sharp rap by the Bombay High Court, the BrihanMumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) employees on Wednesday evening called off their record 9-day-long strike after its demands were partially conceded. ... read..


Amit Shah to hold five rallies in Bengal this month, Modi may arrive in February: State BJP Chief
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
BJP President Amit Shah will hold five public rallies in three days in West Bengal starting on January 20, a day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's mega-opposition rally in Kolkata, party's state President Dilip Ghosh said here on Wednesday. ... read..


No winter chill for Karnataka BJP MLAs, it's games and relaxation in luxury resort (IANS Special)
Manesar | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Gurugram's winter chill hasnt got to the 104 BJP MLAs from Karnataka who have been shepherded here and sequestered by the party bosses even as rumblings of a coup reverberate in Bengaluru. ... read..


'Laurel and Hardy' to be soon revived as comic book
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 16, 2019 7:11:35 PM IST
American Mythology Comics on Tuesday announced that they will be launching a new Laurel and Hardy series later in the year featuring both new and classic material based on the beloved characters. ... read..


PBD at Varanasi will allow participants to take a holy dip at 'Sangam' during Kumbh Mela, says Sushma Swaraj
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 16, 2019 7:11:33 PM IST
Those coming for participating in this year's Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) at Varanasi will have a unique opportunity to take a holy dip at 'Sangam' in Prayagraj during the ongoing Kumbh Mela, said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday. ... read..


Jadavpur University professor Kanak Sarkar divested of duties for 'virgin brides' remark on Facebook
Kolkata [West Bengal] | January 16, 2019 7:11:35 PM IST
Jadavpur University professor Kanak Sarkar who wrote a controversial post on 'virgin brides' has been divested of his duties with immediate effect on Wednesday. ... read..


Supersession issue was discussed at January 10 Collegium meeting: Sources
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 7:11:30 PM IST
The issue of supersession of three judges while deciding on elevation of Delhi High Court judges to the Supreme Court had come up at the meeting of the Collegium before it took the decision on January 10, according to sources privy to the discussions. ... read..


No danger to K'tka govt, will bring MLAs before public in 48 hours: Danish Ali
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 7:11:30 PM IST
Asserting that there is no danger to the Karnataka government and the coalition will bring MLAs before public within 48 hours, Janata Dal (Secular) leader Danish Ali on Wednesday criticised the BJP government for trying to 'loot the public mandate'. ... read..


Manipur opposes citizenship Bill unless it protects indigenous people: CM
Imphal | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren said on Wednesday that his BJP-led coalition government will oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2018 until there was a clause to protect the indigenous communities of Manipur and other northeastern states. ... read..


Cabinet okays revised cost to construct 13 central varsities
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval for Revised Cost of Estimate (RCE) for the construction of 13 new central universities, to facilitate completion of the project within 36 months. ... read..


75% Kerala school students don't have computer at home: Survey
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
A survey conducted among schoolchildren in Kerala revealed that 75 per cent of them do not have a computer at home. ... read..


KCR, Jagan to hold further talks on proposed front (Second Lead)
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Working President K.T. Rama Rao on Wednesday held preliminary talks with YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on the proposed Federal Front and they agreed to hold further talks, sources in the two parties sai ... read..


4 killed in Maharashtra road accident, angry crowd burns vehicles
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra) | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
At least four persons, including school students, were killed and 10 others seriously injured on Wednesday when a state transport bus and a truck collided near Gurupalli village in Etappally region of the district, police officials said. ... read..


Jagdish Tytler's presence at Congress event triggers controversy
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 6:41:38 PM IST
The presence of 1984 anti-Sikh riots case accused Jagdish Tytler at a programme where newly-appointed Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit took charge on Wednesday triggered a controversy, with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) condemning it. ... read..


Arunachal Pradesh: Gegong Apang resigns from BJP, cites disappointment with leadership
Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) [India] | January 16, 2019 6:41:36 PM IST
Arunachal Pradesh's former chief minister Gegong Apang resigned from BJP on Tuesday citing disappointment with the present day BJP leadership. ... read..


Selection Panel to meet on January 24 to decide on new CBI director
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 6:41:34 PM IST
The Selection Committee comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi will meet on January 24 to decide on new CBI Director. ... read..


Anil Kapoor feels 'humbled' in presence of PM Modi
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 6:41:33 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been meeting a lot of Bollywood celebrities and the latest one to join the list was Anil Kapoor. ... read..


AAP irrelevant, we want to win all 7 Lok Sabha seats in Delhi: Sheila Dikshit (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Inducted as Delhi Congress President ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha elections, Sheila Dikshit says her target is to win all the seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital. ... read..


India saw world's lax cyber security protocols: WEF report
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Malicious cyber-attacks and lax cyber security protocols again led to massive breaches worldwide of personal information in 2018 and the largest was in India. ... read..


Won't betray Assamese on citizen bill, says Sonowal
Guwahati | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Amid the growing chaos over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday reiterated that he is not going to betray the Assamese people. ... read..


Our government stable, why BJP hiding its MLAs, asks Kharge
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
The Congress on Wednesday said the H.D. Kumaraswamy-led Karnataka dispensation is stable and claimed that the persistent efforts of the BJP to destabilise it have failed, leading to the saffron party indulging in spreading rumours of cracks in the governm ... read..


Congress legislator suspended from party
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
Punjab Congress legislator Kulbir Singh Zira was on Wednesday suspended from the party's membership on charges of indiscipline, Punjab Congress President and Member of Parliament Sunil Kumar Jakhar said. ... read..


Make electronic FIR filing available to passengers: Rajnath to Railway Ministry
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 5:41:31 PM IST
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday asked the Ministry of Railways to look into the suggestion if the online system of filing FIRs could be integrated into the Crime and Criminal Tracking Networks and Systems (CCTNS) system assisting railway pa ... read..


BJP is threatening our MLAs in Karnataka: Mallikarjun Kharge
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 5:41:31 PM IST
Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has alleged that the BJP is scaring his party MLAs in Karnataka by taking the name of institutions like CBI, CVC, Income Tax, and ED in a bid to gain their support. ... read..


No threat to coalition government in Karnataka: Congress
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Amid reports of poaching of its MLAs by the BJP, the Congress on Wednesday said there was no threat to the coalition government in Karnataka and that the BJP's attempts to destabilize a "stable coalition" will not succeed. ... read..


TN CM condemns Sri Lankan Navy chasing away Indian fishermen
Chennai | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday condemned the Sri Lankan Navy chasing away two Indian fishing boats, resulting in the death of one person. ... read..


Government proposes new Emigration Bill
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
The government has proposed to introduce a new Emigration Bill to replace the existing Emigration Act 1983 in view of a paradigm shift in the nature, pattern, directions and volume of migration over the last 35 years. ... read..


Australia wants travellers to respect wombat privacy and stop taking selfies
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 16, 2019 5:11:34 PM IST
Maria Island, just off the eastern coast of Tasmania, Australia, is home to a large number of wombats -- marsupials known for their resemblance to teddy bears. ... read..


Biofuel powered An-32, home grown platforms to be IAF main attractions at Republic Day parade
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 5:11:31 PM IST
The home grown Light Combat aircraft Tejas and the Akash air defence missile system would be the main attraction of the Indian Air Force (IAF) tableaux at the Republic Day parade along with the 'Sutlej' An-32 aircraft which will for the first time take pa ... read..


Karnataka Congress MLA says he is very much with party
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Congress MLA Bheema Naik, who is said to be among the sulking party legislators in Karnataka, on Wednesday said he was very much in the Congress and no one from the BJP has contacted him with any offers in the context of allegations that the Kumaraswamy g ... read..


Delhi HC defers AJL plea challenging single bench order to vacate Herald House to Jan 28
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 4:41:34 PM IST
A division bench of the Delhi High Court on Wednesday deferred to January 28 the hearing on Associated Journals Ltd's (AJL) plea challenging the single bench order to vacate the Herald House. ... read..


CBI agrees to announce sentencing of Gurmeet Ram Rahim in murder case via video conference
Panchkula (Haryana) [India] | January 16, 2019 4:41:32 PM IST
The Special Court of CBI here on Wednesday agreed to pronounce the quantum of punishment to Gurmeet Ram Rahim, convicted in the murder of journalist Ramchander Chhatrapati along with three others, through video conference on Thursday. ... read..


I am available for Hurriyat but not for political discussions: J and K Governor
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | January 16, 2019 4:41:31 PM IST
In an outreach to the Hurriyat, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said he was available for the separatist grouping if it wanted to flag any "injustice" meted out to common people but ruled out any political discussions, saying it is ... read..


CPJ writes to J&K Governor seeking release of Kashmiri journalist
Jammu | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
The Committee for Protection of Journalists (CPJ) on Wednesday wrote to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik seeking release of a Kashmiri journalist who was arrested in August last year. ... read..


Delhi HC defers AJL plea to Jan 28
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday deferred hearing of a plea by the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), publisher of the National Herald newspaper, challenging a single-judge bench order to vacate the Herald House. ... read..


SC junks plea by six states to appoint head of the police force
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
In a setback to Bihar, West Bengal, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Haryana, the Supreme Court on Wednesday declined their plea seeking they be allowed to appoint Director General of state police through their own selection process instead of approaching ... read..


Kinnar Akhara debuts at Kumbh, call for more public acceptance
Prayagraj | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
The inclusion of the Kinnar Akhara led by transgender activist Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi is drawing huge crowds at the ongoing Kumbh Mela, the spiritual congregation here. ... read..


Odisha Congress Working President quits party to join BJD
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
In a major setback for the Congress ahead of elections in Odisha, state Working President Naba Kisore Das on Wednesday resigned from the party to join the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD). ... read..


Kumbh Mela: Crowd settles on Day 2, enthusiasm remains high
Prayagraj | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
After a spectacular opening on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, the ongoing Kumbh Mela here is slowly settling down as thousands of devotees who had gathered here for the first of the 'Shahi Snan' are making their way back to their homes. ... read..


33,000 lamps lit at Kumbh daily for construction of grand Ram temple
Prayagraj | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
A group of seers are lighting 33,000 diyas everyday at the ongoing Kumbh Mela for the early construction of a grand Ram temple at the disputed Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya. ... read..


One more succumbs to injuries in Goa factory blast, death toll at 2
Panaji (Goa) [India] | January 16, 2019 4:11:35 PM IST
Death toll reached two in Goa's cement factory blast, which took place on January 13, after one more injured worker succumbed to his injuries on late Tuesday night. ... read..


Conned on the pretext of jobs, 15 Indians stranded in Iraq seek Swaraj's help
Nizamabad (Telangana) [India] | January 16, 2019 4:11:34 PM IST
As many as 15 Indians stranded in Iraq after being duped by an agent on the pretext of employment have requested External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to help them return to India. ... read..


Bombay High Court directs BEST employees to end strike
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | January 16, 2019 4:11:32 PM IST
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) employees' union to call off their indefinite strike asking them to announce the same within one hour. ... read..


Cong calls legislature party meeting on January 18 amid 'poaching fears'
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 16, 2019 4:11:31 PM IST
As the allegations and counter-allegations of poaching have cast their shadow on the state government led by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, the Congress has called a meeting of its legislators here on January 18 to take stock of the prevailing political s ... read..


Pradhan flags off SAKSHAM awareness vans
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 4:11:31 PM IST
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday flagged off SAKSHAM (Sanrakshan Kshmata Mahotsav) Vans to promote and create awareness among people on the need of oil and gas conservation for the future and the methods to do it ... read..


Congress' candidate list for Kerala Lok Sabha polls to be finalized by Feb 20
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
A list of 16 Congress candidates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Kerala will be ready by February 20, said a top party leader on Wednesday. ... read..


Cement art by Scottish residency artist a satire on urbanisation
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
For multi-disciplinary artist and winner of the 2017 Glenfiddich 'Emerging Artist of the Year' Sitaram Swain, grey defines uncertainty, anxiety and impermanence, but on closer look, one finds his 'grey' cement-based works a satire on increasing urban area ... read..


Sheila Dikshit takes charge as Delhi Congress chief in presence of Tytler
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday took charge as the Delhi Congress chief. The event was marked by the presence of former minister Jagdish Tytler among other leaders that caused a flutter. ... read..


Calendars, books distributed at Kumbh brags of BJP government's feat
Prayagraj | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Thousands of posters, books, leaflets and calendars, counting the achievements of programmes introduced and promoted by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre, and bearing photographs of him and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi ... read..


Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test cancelled after paper leaked (Lead)
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
The Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) was cancelled and a probe ordered after its question paper was leaked on the social media on Wednesday, even as the first sitting of the examination was underway. ... read..


RTI query on development projects yields condoms: Recipients
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
They wanted answers under RTI but what they got were sealed packets of used contraceptives. ... read..


AAP MLA Baldev Singh resigns, says party has lost its 'basic ideology'
Jaito (Punjab) [India] | January 16, 2019 3:41:31 PM IST
Baldev Singh, an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Jaito, resigned from the primary membership of the party on Wednesday. ... read..


BJP gone berserk after losing in 3 states: MP Min on horsetrading reports
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India] | January 16, 2019 3:41:31 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh minister PC Sharma on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has gone "berserk" after losing in three states in the Assembly elections, and hence, is trying to poach Congress' MLAs. ... read..


India should strengthen cyber warfare capabilities: Narayanan
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Underscoring that India was on the threshold of a digital age, former National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan on Wednesday said the country needed to further strengthen its defensive and offensive capabilities to deal with the new wave of cyber warfare. ... read..


New jolt to AAP: Punjab MLA quits party (Lead)
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
In a fresh jolt to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab, yet another MLA, this time Baldev Singh, resigned from the party's primary membership on Wednesday, citing "autocratic functioning", "double standards" and disregard for its basic ideology and princi ... read..


Grand Alliance: JMM calls opposition parties meet
Ranchi | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has called a meeting of the opposition parties on Thursday to discuss the formation of a Grand Alliance against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ... read..


Congress protest outside hotel where Karnataka BJP MLAs are put up
Gurugram | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Congress workers on Wednesday protested outside the hotel where about 90 BJP MLAs from Karnataka have been put up amidst political developments back home where the Congress-JD(S) government was jolted by two Independent MLAs withdrawing support to it. ... read..


BJP targeting over 50% vote share in UP: Nadda
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
The SP, BSP coming together in Uttar Pradesh is a reflection of BJP's strength and the party is striving to win over 50 per cent votes in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls to meet the combined challenge, BJP's Uttar Pradesh in-charge for the general electio ... read..


Paper leaked, Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test cancelled
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST
The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) cancelled the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) and ordered a probe after its question paper leaked on social media on Wednesday. ... read..


Does counseling help obese pregnant women manage extra kilos?
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 16, 2019 3:11:35 PM IST
Excessive weight gain during pregnancy is a cause of worry for both mother and child. ... read..


Collegium decision is 'earth-shaking', says Ex-Delhi HC judge
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 3:11:34 PM IST
Retired Delhi High Court Judge Justice Kailash Gambhir on Wednesday questioned the decision of the Collegium to elevate two Delhi High Court judges by superseding three seniors, terming it as an "earth-shaking" move which will send "wrong signal". ... read..


Elevation of junior judges ignoring seniority left me surprised: Ex-CJI Lodha
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 3:11:34 PM IST
Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) RM Lodha on Wednesday said that he was surprised to know that a junior judge was recommended for elevation to the Supreme Court, superseding senior judges. ... read..


Chennai: DRI seizes 20 kg gold, four sent to judicial custody
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | January 16, 2019 3:11:34 PM IST
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence's Chennai zonal unit raided multiple locations here in early hours of Tuesday and seized 20.6 kilogram gold of foreign origin valued at an estimate of Rs 6.88 crore. ... read..


RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary meets Akhilesh on poll alliance
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 16, 2019 3:11:32 PM IST
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) vice president Jayant Chaudhary met Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday, amidst his party's interest to associate with the SP-BSP alliance. ... read..


Maharashtra: BJP worker sent to judicial custody after seizure of weapons from shop
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | January 16, 2019 2:11:36 PM IST
Huge cache of weapons was seized from a BJP worker in Dombivli, Thane on Tuesday. ... read..


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