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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
Protests continue in Amaravati over 3 capital move
Amaravati, Jan 21 (IANS) A day after the Andhra Pradesh Assembly passed two Bills to develop three state capitals, farmers continued their protest for 35th day on Tuesday, demanding that Amaravati be continued as the only capital.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Abrogation of Article 370 will have positive impact: Naqvi
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said the abrogation of Article 370 will have a positive impact on the people. The BJP ministers started their Kashmir outreach programme on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Rihai Manch alleges UP Police wants to kill activists
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Anti-CAA activist and Rihai Manch President Mohd Shoaib, who has been released by the court on bail, on Tuesday alleged that UP Police wants to kill its activists in the state.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Myanmar Prez promises probe into Rakhine war crimes
Yangon, Jan 21 (IANS) Myanmar President Win Myint on Tuesday promised criminal investigations and possible prosecutions of those who committed war crimes in Rakhine state, following recommendations of the Independent Commission of Enquiry.
2020-01-21
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sena objects to political misuse of 'Tanhaji' trailer
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut kicked off a fresh controversy by taking objections to a trailer of 'Tanhaji' film being allegedly misused for politics in the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections, here Monday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Tug-of-war between Khattar, Vij over Haryana CID chief removal
Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) In a fresh tug-of-war in Haryana between Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and his Home Minister Anil Vij, the latter has asked the former to chargesheet and remove Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief Anil Rao.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Anti-nepotism hero? BJP's Birendra Singh quits RS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) BJP's Rajya Sabha member Chaudhary Birendra Singh's resignation has been accepted, a government notification said. He was representing Haryana.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Prince Harry arrives in Canada to reunite with wife, son
London/Ottawa, Jan 21 (IANS) The UK's Prince Harry has arrived in Canada to be reunited with his wife Meghan Markle and baby son Archie, weeks after the couple's shocking announcement of stepping back from royal duties to become financially independent, the media reported on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Will not apologise for comments about Periyar rally: Rajinikanth
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) Southern superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday categorically refused to apologise for his comments about a 1971 rally led by rationalist E.V. Ramasamy 'Periyar', which has not gone down well with the Dravidian movement leader's followers.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Dhankhar asks Mamata to withdraw comment on PM
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Taking strong objection to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not allowed by the people of the state protesting against the CAA to take the road routes during his recent visit, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday asked her to "withdraw it forthwith".
2020-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Cong names leaders to oversee manifesto execution, coordination
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) To keep an eye on decisions by the Congress Chief Ministers and implement the poll manifesto, party interim president Sonia Gandhi, here on Monday, has appointed senior leaders for various states.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sonia forms coordination panels for 3 states, one UT
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi here on Monday constituted four committees, comprising 32 members, for Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Puducherry and Rajasthan for better coordination between the party and the government.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Naidu, TDP MLAs detained in Amaravati
Amaravati, Jan 20 (IANS) The police detained former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and other TDP legislators here on Monday night as they were trying to launch a march to protest against the state government's decision to develop two more state capitals by shifting some key capital functions from Amaravati.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
TDP members suspended from Andhra Assembly amid din
Amaravati, Jan 20 (IANS) Seventeen members of main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) were suspended from Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Monday amid pandemonium during a discussion over the bills to develop three state capitals.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Power generation to be termed manufacturing, pay 15% corp tax
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) As part of efforts to incentivise the power sector and make its operations viable, the government is looking to extend the benefit of lower corporate tax to electricity generating units by qualifying their activity as manufacturing.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Punjab, NHAI to start work on Delhi-Amritsar-Katra section
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) Chairman Sukhbir Singh Sandhu on Monday agreed to expeditiously start work on the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway project.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Efforts on to repatriate remains of kidnapped Goa sailor'
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) The Goa government's Commissioner for NRI affairs Narendra Sawaikar on Monday said efforts were being made to repatriate the remains of a Goan seafarer, Britto D'Silva, who was among the 20 seamen who were kidnapped from cargo carrier MV Duke by Nigerian pirates in December.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics