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Modi stokes divisions in world's biggest democracy: The Economist
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Narendra Modi stokes divisions in the worlds biggest democracy", The Economist said in its cover story on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Prince Charles 'snubs' Pence at Holocaust memorial event
London, Jan 24 (IANS) The UK's Prince Charles reportedly "snubbed" US Vice President Mike Pence at The World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, a media report said.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Extradition request for US diplomat's wife over UK teen's death rejected
London, Jan 24 (IANS) An extradition request sent by the UK for an American diplomat's wife over the death of a British teen in a car accident last year, was rejected by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Johnson's Brexit deal becomes law
London, Jan 24 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal has become law after clearing all parliamentary hurdles and receiving royal assent, paving the country to exit the European Union (EU) on January 31, it was reported.
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
5 in UK test negative for coronavirus, 9 await results
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Fourteen people in the UK have been tested for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), with five confirmed negative and nine still awaiting the results, according to the Public Health England (PHE).
2020-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Iran open to dialog with all neighbours: Zarif
Tehran, Jan 24 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reaffirmed Tehrans readiness for talks with all its neighbours amid the ongoing tensions in the Persian Gulf region.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Soren defers Cabinet expansion after Pathhalgari killings
Ranchi, Jan 24 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has deferred his Cabinet expansion following the killing of seven people in West Singhbhum district.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Myanmar denies genocide in Rakhine state
Yangon, Jan 24 (IANS) Myanmar has denied genocide in Rakhine, saying that some human rights actors have presented "a distorted picture" of the situation in the troubled state and has hampered the country's ability to lay the foundation for sustainable development in the region.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Give priority to duty, not rights: PM
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stressed on giving priority to "duty" and not the "rights".
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP to hold state-wide protest in MP on Friday
Bhopal, Jan 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold protests at the collectors offices all over Madhya Pradesh on Friday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Rally in Tripura seeks settlement of displaced non-tribals
Agartala, Jan 23 (IANS) Thousands of non-tribals on Thursday organised a rally demanding rehabilitation of hundreds of displaced people who were affected due to giving 34,000 Reang tribals shelter in northern Tripura after they fled from Mizoram 23 years ago due to ethnic unrest.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Many quit BJP minority cell in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, Jan 23 (IANS) In a second wave of resignations, more than 80 members of the BJP minority cell in Madhya Pradesh quit on Thursday. In the first instance last week, nearly 50 members had quit the cell even as the party struggled to contain nationwide protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
2020-01-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Two JVM MLAs meet Sonia Gandhi, spark speculation
New Jan 23 (IANS) In a major setback to former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi and his party Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM), two of its MLAs met Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Soren defers Jharkhand cabinet expansion again
Ranchi, Jan 23 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has again deferred expansion of the cabinet and requested Governor Draupadi Murmu to postpone the swearing-in ceremony, scheduled on Friday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
SC may hear plea against imposition of NSA on Friday
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Friday a fresh plea challenging the imposition of the National Security Act (NSA), which allows police to detain persons without trial for a period of 12 months, in the capital and a few other states.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Raj Thackeray goes right ahead with 'Hindutva' agenda for MNS
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Taking a sharp right turn, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray on Thursday set forth an aggressive pro-Hindutva agenda which would be anti-Pakistani and anti-Bangladeshi infiltrators but inclusive of all genuine Indian Muslims.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Security intensified in Guwahati ahead of R-Day
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) Vigilance on vital installations and sensitive spots have been intensified in the Assam capital as part of stepped up security measures ahead of Republic day, the police said on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Kerala seeks Centre's help on nurses in Saudi hit by coronavirus
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday wrote to Union External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to ask him to see that all steps are taken by the Saudi Arabian authorities after reports emerged that nurses from the south Indian state in a hospital there are affected by the coronavirus.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bhagwat in Gorakhpur for RSS meetings
Gorakhpur, Jan 23 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday reached Gorakhpur on a four-day visit. He will hold meetings with RSS workers from eastern Uttar Pradesh mainly, Goraksh, Kashi, Kanpur and Avadh Prants.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Central Ministers visit J&K areas for public outreach
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) A group of Union Ministers on Thursday separately visited different areas of Jammu and Kashmir on the sixth day of the Centre's public outreach programme.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Panicked China locks down Wuhan to control epidemic
New Delhi/Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) Following the panic triggered by the outbreak of a new coronavirus, China has locked down its Wuhan city with a population of around 11 million people.
2020-01-23
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Politics
MNS's metamorphoses with new flag, symbol, ideology
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) On the political fringes since the past over 13 years of its existence, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has consciously turned into a new leaf with a new flag, symbol, ideological direction and a new future leader, here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Lokayukta report on mining scandal drives wedge in Goa BJP
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) Even as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has played down the Goa Lokayukta's indictment of former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar and senior bureaucrats in a mining lease renewal scandal, the anti-corruption ombudsman's order appears to have driven a wedge in the state BJP unit.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Now, another 'son-rise' in Thackeray clan
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday formally launched his 27-year-old son Amit Thackeray at the party's first mega-convention here.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Odisha pays tribute to Netaji, Veer Surendra Sai
Bhubaneswar, Jan 23 (IANS) Odisha on Thursday paid rich tribute to freedom fighters Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 123rd birth anniversary and Veer Surendra Sai on his 211th birth anniversary.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Bushfires rage in Australia, Canberra airport shut
Canberra, Jan 23 (IANS) The airport in Australia's capital city here was shut on Thursday as heat wave swept through the nation's south-east causing existing blazes to flare up, officials said.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP's J&K outreach is vote bank politics: Iltija Mufti (IANS Exclusive)
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) Iltija Mufti, daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, has said that the ongoing visit of Union Ministers to the Union Territory was just the BJP's vote bank politics "aimed at regaining lost ground".
2020-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Plea in SC to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar in 2016 sedition case
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court's refusal to direct the city's AAP government to grant sanction for prosecution of former JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar in the 2016 sedition case.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pakistan's ability to back terrorists diminished: US report
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Pakistan's capability to intervene militarily in Kashmir has been reduced and backing militancy would be a costly alternative for a diplomatically isolated Islamabad, according to a policy analysis prepared for US Congress.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mamata challenges Shah to clarify on CAA provisions
Darjeeling, Jan 22 (IANS) Taking on Union Home Minister Amit Shah a day after he accused the country's opposition parties of 'misleading' the people on CAA, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday challenged him to clarify provisions of the new citizenship law and alleged the Centre was planning to prepare two separate NPR lists.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Andhra Council refers 3-capitals Bills to select committee
Amaravati, Jan 22 (IANS) In a huge jolt to the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government in Andhra Pradesh, the state Legislative Council Chairman on Wednesday referred two Bills for creating three state capitals to a select committee.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Cong hails Rajnath for rejecting Adani submarine bid
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Congress has congratulated Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for not granting the tender for manufacture of diesel-powered submarines to the Adani HSL joint venture.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
UK's Prince Harry, Meghan warn media over photos
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Britains Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have started their new life in Canada after stepping down from their royal duties, even as they have issued a legal warning to the media for clicking their pictures without consent.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
India ignores Trump's mediation offer
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India on Wednesday ignored US President Donald Trump's yet another attempt to offer mediation with Pakistan on Kashmir.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Cabinet nod to extension to OBC sub-categorisation panel
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an extension of six months in the tenure of a commission set up to examine the issue of sub-categorisation within Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the Central List.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC declines to stay CAA-NPR
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to pass any order to restrain the operation of Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) or National Population Register (NPR).
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China, US should boost strategic communication: Ambassador
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) China and the United States should strengthen strategic communication and look at each other rationally, Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to the United States, said.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
MoS Home to review development on 3-day J&K visit
New Delhi, 22 Jan (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy will be launching various developmental works during his 3-day visit to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Naqvi stops at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, meets people
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi went to the Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Wednesday and briefly interacted with the people there.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
40 more Taliban militants surrender in Afghan province
Kabul, Jan 22 (IANS) Forty Taliban militants have surrendered to Afghan National Army in the country's western province of Ghor amid military pressure in the mountainous region, Afghan Ministry of Defence confirmed on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security
Chinese ambassador highlights ties with NZ as "front-runner"
Wellington, Jan 22 (IANS) Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand Wu Xi has highlighted the bilateral relationship between the two countries as a "front runner" during her remarks delivered at the Chinese Lunar New Year reception held in Wellington.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Trump impeachment trial presses rewind button to Clinton era
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) No mobile phones, not even on airplane mode, no chatting, the presence of big ticket legal teams and 100 Senators who can decide at any time to black out cameras, shoo away outsiders and debate behind closed doors long after midnight for six straight days a week -- US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is playing the rewind button to a very different communications template in the time of always-on digital screens, beginning Tuesday in Washington DC.
2020-01-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Setback to Andhra govt as Council adopts TDP resolution
Amaravati, Jan 21 (IANS) In a setback to the YSR Congress Party government in Andhra Pradesh, a resolution moved by main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) disapproving the government's policies was adopted in the state Legislative Council on Tuesday night.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sonia dissolves Punjab Congress Committee
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday dissolved the Punjab Congress Committee and all district committees in the state with immediate effect, though its state unit President Sunil Jakhar will remain unchanged.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sonia, Priyanka to visit Rae Bareli
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Over six months after her visit to Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi will be visiting her parliamentary constituency for two days starting Wednesday, party sources said.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal Guv meets Congress, Left leaders on pending bills
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday met legislative party leaders of the Congress, CPI-M and CPI to discuss the pendency of two bills, one to prevent lynching and another related to a state commission for scheduled castes and tribes.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata walks around in Darjeeling, gives kids polio drops
Darjeeling, Jan 21 (IANS) Strolling on the hilly roads of Darjeeling town, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday chatted with the common people and traders and administered pulse polio drops to children.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Muslims store arms in mosques: Karnataka BJP MLA
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) Stoking a fresh controversy, Karnataka's ruling BJP legislator M.P. Renukacharya on Tuesday accused Muslims of storing lethal weapons, including swords, knives and soda bottles, in mosques across the southern state.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
SC to hear over 140 pleas challenging CAA on Wednesday
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear in excess of 140 pleas against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which include a majority seeking that the court examine its constitutional validity.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
EU to forge new migration pact, says Italian Foreign Min
Rome, Jan 21 (IANS/AKI) The European Commission has reopened negotiations on migrants and asylum and soon there will be a new European pact on the issue of migration, Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio indicated on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics