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Not intimidated by Trinamool's threats: Sovan
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, who switched over to the BJP last week, accused the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal of conspiring to put his life in danger and said he will not be intimidated by such threats.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mughal descendant offers gold brick for Ram temple
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Prince Habeebuddin Tucy, who claims to be a descendant of last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, has offered to donate a gold brick to build the Ram temple at Ayodhya.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
HC to hear pleas against MP's hiked OBC quota from Aug 21
Jabalpur, Aug 18 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh High Court has decided to club all the petitions challenging the Congress state government's decision to raise the reservation for the OBCs from 14 to 27 per cent, and will hear all the petitions from August 21.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Telangana government neck-deep in corruption: Nadda
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) BJP's Working President J.P. Nadda on Sunday slammed Telangana's TRS government, saying it is neck-deep in corruption and alleged that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao was interested only in promoting his family in politics.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Yediyurappa awaits Shah's nod to expand cabinet
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) The much-delayed cabinet expansion of the three-week-old BJP government in Karnataka is set to take place this week after party's national president Amit Shah clears the names of legislators for inducting, an official source said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Malnutrition bigger threat than Maoists: Chhattisgarh CM
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Sunday that malnutrition is a much bigger threat than Maoist violence in the state and that his government is working hard to improve the health of the people.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jaitley's condition critical, several ministers visit AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Several Union Ministers including Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani and Jitendra Singh, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as well as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited AIIMS on Sunday to enquire about the health of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who is in a critical condition on life support systems.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Yediyurappa ministry to be expanded on Tuesday
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) The B.S. Yediyurappa-led BJP government in Karnataka will be expanded on Tuesday, an official said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Gehlot blames ex-CM Raje for lapses in Pehlu Khan probe
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) Blaming former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's government for reported lapses in the Pehlu Khan lynching case, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday said his government has formed an SIT to investigate the case.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
BJP's success ordained by God, not man: Shivraj
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) The BJP's success is ordained by God and is not man-made, BJP national Vice President Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
UK PM to tell EU leaders to renegotiate Brexit deal
London, Aug 18 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell European Union (EU) leaders that there needs to be a new Brexit deal when he makes his first trip abroad as the Prime Minister later this week.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Politics
Brexit Minister signs order to end all EU laws in Britain
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has signed an order that will end all European Union (EU) laws applying in Britain from October 31, the British government said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Nadda discusses poll strategy with Telangana BJP leaders
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Working President J.P. Nadda on Sunday discussed with the party's Telangana leaders the strategy to be adopted in the ensuing elections to urban local bodies in the state.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Nehru's 'wrong' policies delayed Goa's liberation: Chouhan
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Prime Minister late Jawaharlal Nehru's "wrong" policies not only led to prolonging of the vexed Jammu and Kashmir problem, but also delayed the liberation of Goa from Portuguese yoke, BJP national Vice President Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Article 370: Confused Congress disintegrating, says Shivraj
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) A confused Congress is disintegrating in face of the NDA government's brave decision to abrogate Article 370, BJP national vice president Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Karnataka may order CBI probe into snooping under Kumaraswamy govt
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) The Karnataka government plans to soon order a CBI inquiry into the alleged phone-tapping of BJP leaders and 2-3 senior state police officers during the previous JD-S-Congress coalition government, an official said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Punjab extends health cover to 4,500 journalists
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) The Punjab government on Sunday announced to bring over 4,500 journalists into the ambit of its universal health insurance scheme, Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Media,Politics
Would return to real time normalcy elude Kashmiris for long?
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Moving with extreme caution and taking decision based on daily assessment of the ground situation, authorities on Sunday relaxed curbs in more areas of the Kashmir Valley.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Great time to innovate in India: Modi
Thimphu, Aug 18 (IANS) Asserting that India is home to among the biggest start-up eco-systems in the world and witnessing transformation in a wide range of sectors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it was a great time to innovate in the country.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bhutan,Diplomacy,Education,Politics
UK PM in bid to get new Brexit deal
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Boris Johnson will meet European Union (EU) leaders this week during his first trip abroad as the UK Prime Minister, and stress on the the need for a new Brexit deal, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
6 injured, 13 arrested in US protests
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six people were injured and 13 others arrested during far-right and counter protests in the US city of Portland, police said.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pak rejects request to resume Samjhauta, Thar trains
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan's Ministry of Railways has rejected a request by its Indian counterpart to restore operations of the Samjhauta and the Thar Express trains, which were suspended last week in the wake of New Delhis move to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, a media report said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Military officers, bureaucrats move SC over Article 370
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Six retired military officers and bureaucrats have filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the decision to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP races ahead in preparing for UP by-elections
Lucknow, Aug 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is gearing up for by-elections to 13 Assembly seats, the dates for which are likely to be announced next month.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Jaitley in critical state, several leaders visit AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has been put on life support at the AIIMS hospital here, is in a critical condition, hospital sources said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CPI-M loses hold over Kannur local body in Vijayan bastion
Kannur, Aug 17 (IANS) The CPI-M and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan received a setback here on Saturday when the party lost control over the Kannur Corporation.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Houthis claim drone strikes on Saudi Aramco oil refinery
Sanaa, Aug 17 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed they launched multiple bomb-laden drone attacks on Saturday on an oil refinery of Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian oil company, according to a media report.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Yemen,Politics,Terrorism
US issues warrant to seize Iranian oil tanker
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) The US Justice Department has issued a warrant to seize a detained Iranian oil tanker, the Grace 1, a day after a judge in Gibraltar ordered it to be released, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Teachers launch rally to back HK youth protesters
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of teachers took to the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday despite heavy rain in a show of solidarity with young protesters, as the city braces for an 11th weekend of demonstrations sparked by the now-shelved extradition bill.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Calls to boycott 'Mulan' after star backs HK police
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) Disney's live-action remake of the animated film "Mulan" is facing calls for a boycott, after its star voiced support for Hong Kong's police force, who anti-government protesters have accused of using excessive force.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Ordnance Factory Board to be made 100% govt equity firm
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Defence Ministry on Friday clarified there is no proposal to privatise the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) whose employees had called for a 30 days' strike.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Rahul condemns arrest of J&K Congress chief
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday condemned the arrest of the party's Jammu and Kashmir unit chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir and another party leader saying the government has delivered another body blow to democracy.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Shah, Adityanath meet to discuss UP Cabinet expansion
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday held a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here to discuss the state Cabinet expansion, party sources said.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Taking up Kashmir at UN 'diplomatic failure': Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Terming Jammu and Kashmir as an integral part of India, the Congress on Friday said that the internationalisation of the Kashmir issue at the United Nations was a major "diplomatic and strategic failure" for the Indian government.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab CM rejects party MP's allegation on sacrilege
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday rejected his Congress party's MP Pratap Singh Bajwa's allegation that the Advocate General's office had misled the state and the assembly on the sensitive issue of withdrawal of the Bargari sacrilege cases from the CBI.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Is government changing nuclear policy, asks Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said it stands behind the government on the issue of defence but asked it to make it clear if it was changing the decades-old nuclear policy.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
French 'Spiderman' scales HK skyscraper with peace banner
Hong Kong, Aug 16 (IANS) Daredevil Alain Robert, dubbed as "French Spiderman" climbed a Hong Kong skyscraper on Friday and unfurled a banner urging peace in the city rocked by political unrest.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Akali Dal in talks with BJP for Haryana polls
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) would contest the upcoming Haryana assembly polls with the BJP and negotiations for seat sharing are currently on, party leader Balwinder Singh Bhunder said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab CM hails Chief of Defence Staff announcement
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, an ex-soldier in the Indian Army, on Friday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of a Chief of Defence Staff as a vital step in strengthening and streamlining the command structure for the defence services.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Rebuild Ravidas temple at original site: CPI-M
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The CPI-M on Friday urged the central government to rebuild the Guru Ravidas temple at the very site in the national capital where it was demolished.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
No killing in Kashmir, situation to be normal in few days (2nd Lead)
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) There has been no loss of life to any person in the Kashmir Valley during the past 12 days of lockdown, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam said on Friday, and announced that the restrictions will be lifted and life "will become completely normal" as the situation improves over the next few days.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
TN to ban caste wrist bands in schools
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu government has decided to take action against any kind of caste discrimination in schools, said Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Taking up Kashmir at UN a diplomatic failure: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said that the internationalization of the abrogation of Article 370 at the United Nations was a major "diplomatic failure" for the Indian government.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Israel to let US Congresswoman Tlaib visit West Bank
Jerusalem, Aug 16 (IANS) Israel on Friday granted permission to US Democrat Congress member Rashida Tlaib to enter the country on humanitarian grounds to visit her grandmother in West Bank, a day after blocking her and fellow lawmaker Ilhan Omar from the visit.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
BJP will form govt in Haryana with absolute majority: Shah
Jind (Haryana), Aug 16 (IANS) Setting the tone for Assembly elections in Haryana, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would repeat its term in the state, but this time with an absolute majority.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Mamata recalls Vajpayee's vision on his death anniversary
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday paid tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary and remembered his humanitarian philosophy.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ultimately India, Pakistan have to find solution: J&K Plebiscite Front leader
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) A leader of the Jammu and Kashmir Plebiscite Front (JKPF) has said that because of the indifference of the world powers to the Kashmir issue, it will ultimately be up to India and Pakistan to find a solution that gives the people of the region a voice.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pro-Khalistan Sikhs hold protest with Pakistanis outside UN on Kashmir
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Pro-Khalistan Sikhs joined by some Pakistanis held a protest outside the UN demanding the restoration of Kashmir's special status.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC pulls advocate for filing defective petition on Article 370
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday reprimanded advocate M.L. Sharma for filing a frivolous application opposing the Centre's decision to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Complete integration of J&K best tribute to Vajpayee: Goa CM
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) The 'complete integration' of Jammu and Kashmir into India is a fitting tribute for former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics