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Kashmiri woman shares J&K's ordeal with Rahul on flight
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi was on Saturday taken aback when a Kashmiri woman started narrating her ordeal to him and other Opposition leaders onboard the flight they were travelling back to Delhi from Srinagar, after denied entry to the city.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ladakh Buddhist outfit seeks protection in Kargil
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA) has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah seeking protection of Buddhist community in Kargil in the wake of opposition to the formation of new Union Territory of Ladakh.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jaitley fought illness with indomitable spirit: Sonia
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday condoled the death of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying that he attracted friends across the political spectrum and fought the cruel illness with indomitable spirit till the end.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arun Jaitley passes away; condolences pour in (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Union Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday after a prolonged illness. He was 66.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IAS officer, hailed for Kerala flood works, quits
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A young IAS officer, lauded for his work during the 2018 Kerala floods, has put in his papers, more than a month after he was served a memorandum by the Union Home Ministry accusing him of indulging in acts of omission and commission, insubordination and dereliction of duty among other things.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM Modi in Bahrain, 3 MoUs signed
Manama, Aug 24 (IANS) India and Bahrain on Saturday expressed their commitment to give a fillip to the entire spectrum of bilateral relations during talks between visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bahraini counterpart Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Bahrain,Diplomacy,Politics
Shell firm paid Chidambaram's travel bills: ED
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is set to tighten the noose around former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the INX media case following the revelation by chartered accountant Bhaskar Raman that a shell company, also owned by Karti Chidambaram, paid for his travel and other expenses.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
J&K situation not normal, says Rahul
New Delhi/Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the government for not allowing a delegation of opposition parties to visit Kashmir, saying it indicated that the things in Valley are not normal.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UK Prince Andrew defends friendship with Jeffrey Epstein
London, Aug 24 (IANS) UK Prince Andrew on Saturday defended his former friendship with multi-millionaire financier and convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, saying "at no stage" did he "see or suspect" any criminal behaviour.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Opposition delegation boards flight to Srinagar
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A delegation of Opposition parties, led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, boarded a flight to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, their first since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
J&K integration complete with axing of Article 370: Shah
Hyderabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said Jammu and Kashmir's integration with India was completed with the scrapping of Article 370.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
UK won't retreat from global community: Johnson
London, Aug 24 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that his country would not "retreat" from the international community as it leaves the European Union (EU), the media reported on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Guterres hopes negotiations for humanitarian access to Kashmir goes forward
United Nations, Aug 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hopes that under the current situation in Kashmir, negotiations by UN human rights officials for access to the area "can move forward", according to his Associate Spokesperson Eri Kaneko.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
China releases British consulate worker
Hong Kong, Aug 24 (IANS) A worker at the UK consulate in Hong Kong has been released by China after being held at the border, a statement on his Facebook page said on Saturday.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Row over Jerusalem ad in Tirupati
Tirupati, Aug 23 (IANS) Advertisement of Jerusalem yatra and Haj pilgrimage on bus tickets in the temple town of Tirupati has sparked a row on Friday, compelling Andhra Pradesh government to order a probe.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
J&K administration asks leaders to stay away from Srinagar
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday asked leaders of political parties not to visit Srinagar, claiming it will jeopardize the efforts to restore normalcy in the region.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
M'rashtra govt to defend Ambedkar House in UK (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Friday named two prominent experts to oppose attempts to shut down the Ambedkar House, a memorial dedicated to Babasaheb Ambedkar in London, a top official said here.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Committed to make India 5-trillion-dollar economy: Shah
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday emphasised that the government is committed to make India a five-trillion-dollar economy.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Jaitley's health deteriorates: AIIMS sources
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's health deteriorated on Friday, AIIMS sources said.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Won't allow saffronisation: Congress on DU polls
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Delhi unit of the Congress on Friday said it will not allow saffronisation of educational institutions as it chalked out plans for the Delhi University Students' Union elections.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ex-Andhra speaker's showroom searched for 'missing' furniture
Amaravati, Aug 23 (IANS) Amid high drama, Andhra Pradesh Assembly officials on Friday searched a motorbike showroom belonging to the family of former speaker Kodela Siva Prasad Rao, two days after he admitted diverting some furniture and equipment to his house.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Congress blames DeMo, GST for slowdown
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Soon after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced measures to bring the economy on track, the Congress hit out at the ruling BJP, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision on demonetisation and a faulty Goods and Services Tax were "monumental blunders" that led to the slowdown of the economy.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rahul to lead opposition delegation to Kashmir
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A delegation of nine opposition parties led by former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday to meet the people and party leaders in the region where restrictions have been imposed since the abrogation of Article 370.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Education can help to overcome prejudices: Kovind
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said education can play an important role in overcoming prejudices and that it needs to go beyond mere literacy.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
SC gives Chidambaram interim protection in INX case
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim protection from arrest, till August 26, to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BJP ups the ante amid support for Chidambaram from Pak
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is refusing to lower the ante on P. Chidambaram, particularly after Pakistan Senator Rehman Malik expressed support for the former Finance Minister.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM Modi completes France visit, leaves for UAE
Paris, Aug 23 (IANS) Having completed the France leg of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday embarked on a visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
2019-08-23
Category: International, France,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Took 70 years to remove what was temporary: Modi
Paris, Aug 23 (IANS) Taking an indirect jibe at his political opponents, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invoked Ram and Krishna to refer to the abrogation of Article 370 and said it was ironical that a country with such strong cultural heritage had taken 70 years to eliminate a temporary provision.
2019-08-23
Category: International, France,Politics
Aircel Maxis: Order on Chidambarams' bail pleas reserved
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A court here on Friday reserved order, till September 3, on the anticipatory bail pleas filed by former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in both CBI and ED matters relating to Aircel Maxis case.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Congress questions PM, FM silence on economic slowdown
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Congress on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over their silence on the economic slowdown and praised the Vice Chairperson of Niti Aayog, Rajiv Kumar for his confession that the current stress in the financial sector is unprecedented.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After Ramesh, Singhvi says demonising Modi is wrong
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) After former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, his party colleague and senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said on Friday that "demonising Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wrong" and that acts should be judged "issue-wise, and not person-wise".
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
N.Korea 'ready for dialog or standoff' with US
Pyongyang, Aug 23 (IANS) North Korea said on Friday that it was ready for both dialog or standoff with the US.
2019-08-23
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Court extends injunction on HK airport protests
Hong Kong, Aug 23 (IANS) A Hong Kong court on Friday indefinitely extended an injunction sought last week by the the city's Airport Authority to prevent anti-government protesters from stalling one of the worlds busiest transport hubs.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Canadian consulate in HK halts China visits
Hong Kong, Aug 23 (IANS) The Canadian consulate in Hong Kong has suspended all work travel to mainland China for its staff, days after British consulate employee was detained at the border while returning from neighbouring Shenzhen on a business trip.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Huawei CFO not bargaining chip: Pompeo
Ottawa, Aug 23 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has denied that Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who Washington accuses of helping the Chinese tech giant dodge American sanctions on Iran, was being detained in Canada as a bargaining chip in the ongoing trade war.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Canada,Politics
US slams Pak's treatment of religious minorities
United Nations, Aug 23 (IANS) The US has criticised the "persecution" of religious minorities in Pakistan by both the government and terrorists.
2019-08-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bengal BJP chief changes residence after new threat alert
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh's residence was changed on Thursday to make room for new security arrangements, following inputs regarding a life-threatening attack on him by some "foreign agents".
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Why is Congress afraid over PC's arrrest, asks Joshi
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Questioning why Congress was 'afraid' over its heavyweight leader P Chidambaram's arrest, Union Coal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Thursday said the Congress should not worry about its leader if he has committed no wrong.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
PC to sleep on 'takht' in Tihar once CBI custody ends
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Finance and Home Minister P. Chidambaram would be spending his next four nights in the plush CBI headquarters on Lodhi Road during the police remand, but his stay in his expected judicial custody would be rather harsh. Tentative arrangements are being chalked out at Tihar jail, once the CBI custody of the high-profile prisoner ends.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Scindia to head Maharashtra Cong screening panel
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) With the Maharashtra Assembly elections just months away, the Congress here on Thursday constituted a screening committee with former Union Minister Jyotidaritya Scindia as its chairman.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Goyal gets one-year extension as ITPO CMD
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The tenure of L.C. Goyal, Chairman and Managing Director of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), has been extended by one year.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ICHR should carry out research for society: HRD Minister
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Thursday asked the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) to extend its scope of research work to benefit society, an official release said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
MHA to hold high-level meet on J&K on Tuesday
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry will hold a high-level meeting on Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday next week, said a Ministry source on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi assembly tables resolution to build Ravidas temple
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly on Thursday tabled a resolution demanding that the Centre must bring an ordinance to allot land for the rebuilding of the demolished Saint Ravidas temple in the national capital.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Eminent Kashmiri Pandits hail revocation of Art 370
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Six hundred eminent Kashmiri Pandits, including actor Anupam Kher, scientist Subhash Kak and musician Bhajan Sopori, have hailed the historic decision of the Modi government to revoke Article 370 and reorganise Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh into two Union territories.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Iran unveils domestically built missile defence system
Tehran, Aug 22 (IANS) Iran unveiled on Thursday what it described as a domestically built long-range, surface-to-air missile air defence system, the media reported.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Politics
CBI seeks Chidambaram's 5 days custody, court reserves order
Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A special CBI court here on Thursday reserved its order after the hearing on the custodial remand of former Union Minister P. Chidambaram sought by the probe agency to question him in INX Media case.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
ABVP slams NSUI for disrespecting Savarkar
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After members of the National Students Union of India (NSUI), the student wing of the Congress, put a shoe garland around Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's statue and tarred its face, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Thursday slammed it for disrespecting the freedom fighter.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Bihar opposition slams Bhagwat over reservation remark
Patna, Aug 22 (IANS) RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat's remark, that the question of reservation must be debated between those in favour and those against, has triggered widespread protest among the opposition parties in Bihar.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
'Chidambaram's arrest daylight murder of democracy'
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A day after former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram was arrested, the Congress party in a press conference held here on Thursday called it a 'broad daylight murder of democracy'.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics