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Section 144 in riot-hit Bengaluru areas till Aug 15
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) The total number of arrests in connection with the Bengaluru riots on Tuesday night has risen to 145. Section 144 has been extended in affected localities in the east of the city, an official said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security
BJP to move no-confidence motion against Ashok Gehlot govt
Jaipur, Aug 13 (IANS) In a major twist to the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, which looked like coming to an end with rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot returning to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's camp, BJPs Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria said on Thursday that his party will move a no-confidence motion against the state government in the special Assembly session starting Friday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
2 file nomination for Rajya Sabha bypoll from Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 13 (IANS) Two candidates, M.V. Shreyams Kumar of the Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD), an ally of the ruling Left and Lal Varghese Kalpakavadi of the Congress party on Thursday filed their nomination papers for the August 24 Rajya Sabha bypolls.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'TV pe Thoko' mindset has detrimental repercussions, end it: Cong
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) In wake of the demise of party spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi soon after he appeared in a debate on a leading Hindi news channel, the Congress on Thursday urged Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javdekar to ensure media houses follow existing guidelines on live discussions.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
PM unveils 'transparent taxation', Rights' Charter for taxpayers
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the 'transparent taxation' platform, which brings into effect faceless assessment of taxpayers, and the Rights' Charter for the taxpayers.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
No provocation will remain unanswered: Greek PM on E.Mediterranean
Athens, Aug 13 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that "no provocation will remain unanswered" on the escalation of tension in the Eastern Mediterranean.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Permission to board derelict tanker off Yemen delayed: UN
United Nations, Aug 13 (IANS) Permission was being delayed for a UN team to board a derelict tanker off the coast of Yemen, which threatens to leak more than 1 million barrels of oil, a spokesman said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Democrats slam Trump for refusing to budge in COVID-19 relief talks
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Democratic leaders slammed President Donald Trump's administration for refusing to budge on their position on the size and scope of the next COVID-19 relief package, as the two sides remain deadlocked over the issue.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
US' push for renewal of UN arms ban illegal: Iran
Tehran, Aug 13 (IANS) Senior Iranian officials have said that the US' bid to renew a UN arms embargo against Tehran lacked a "legal" basis.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
UN, partners continue needs assessments in Lebanon
Beirut, Aug 13 (IANS) The UN and its partners continue to conduct needs assessments and deliver emergency assistance to people in Lebanon in the wake of last week's massive explosions in Beirut.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Travellers returning to Italy from 4 nations to be tested for COVID-19
Rome, Aug 13 (IANS) Italy will begin COVID-19 testing for people returning from Greece, Spain, Malta, and Croatia, officials said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Cong to review all in-charge of states post MP, Raj fiasco (IANS special)
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Rajasthan political turmoil may have ended, but the grand old party has learnt a lesson. And, now the party is planning to take stock of each state organisation to avoid the repeat of Madhya Pradesh, Goa and Manipur where it faced rebellion. Here on, it will be addressing all local issues and settling the matters at the state level itself.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Turkey to resume academic year via distance learning
Ankara, Aug 13 (IANS) Turkey will resume academic year via distance learning programs and gradually restart face-to-face schooling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Education Minister Ziya Selcuk announced.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Power snaps on Janmashtami, UP Minister orders probe
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) A high level probe has been ordered by Uttar Pradesh Power Minister Shrikanth Sharma into the sudden 'blackout' in lakhs of homes on the occasion of Janmashtami on Wednesday night. Thousands of smart meters installed in several cities snapped supply to even those consumers who had cleared their bills.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
No change in ex-Prez Mukherjee's condition
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee's health condition remains critical on Thursday, following his emergency brain surgery three days back. He continues to remain on ventilator support at the Army Research and Referral Hospital.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Saudi G20 Presidency gives top priority to fighting epidemics
Riyadh, Aug 13 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah said the two main priorities of the G20 Presidency was fighting epidemics and developing digital health.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
With rebuke of Trump, Harris debuts on campaign stage (Ld)
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) With a stinging rebuke of US President Donald Trump as a "delusional" man and failed leader, Kamala Harris made her debut on the campaign stage as the Democratic Party's vice presidential nominee and the star of the 'Immigrant American Dream'.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Spanish region to ban outdoor smoking if there's no social distancing
Madrid, Aug 13 (IANS) The northwestern Spanish region of Galicia is set to ban smoking on streets and public places if people do not observe a safe two-metre distancing, authorities said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Peru partially reinstates stay-at-home measures
Lima, Aug 13 (IANS) Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has reinstated stay-at-home measures after health authorities detected a new spike in the number of coronavirus cases.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Aus medical officer 'insulted' by criticism of aged care response
Canberra, Aug 13 (IANS) Nick Coatsworth, Australia's Deputy Chief Medical Officer (CMO), has described criticisms against authorities that they were not prepared for COVID-19 outbreaks in aged care as "insulting".
2020-08-13
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Israel bars fuel shipment to Gaza, slashes allowed fishing zone
Jerusalem, Aug 13 (IANS) Israeli authorities announced its decided to bar the fuel shipment to Gaza and slash the allowed fishing zone from 15 to eight nautical miles in response to the launching of incendiary balloons from the Hamas-ruled enclave into southern Israel.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Israel,Politics
3 dead after passenger train derails in Scotland
Dublin, Aug 13 (IANS) Three people have died after a passenger train derailed in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, it was reported.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Ireland,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN chief calls for more investment in youth
United Nations, Aug 13 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for more investment in youth on the occasion of International Youth Day.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Egypt concludes Senate election amid anti-coronavirus measures
Cairo, Aug 13 (IANS) Egypt concluded the two-day election for its first Senate, which has been created in a 2019 constitutional amendment, amid anti-COVID-19 precautionary measures at polling stations nationwide.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Biden, Harris appear together for 1st time as running mates
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) US presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden attended a campaign event in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, together with Kamala Harris, his choice of Democratic vice presidential candidate, in what was the duo's first public appearance as running mates.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Swadeshi doesn't means boycotting foreign goods: Sangh chief
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Speaking about Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat emphasised on the need for a third model of development and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about self-reliant India on this basis itself.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Putin, Macron discuss situation in Lebanon, Ukraine by phone
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron held a phone conversation, discussing the situation in Lebanon, Ukraine and Belarus, the Kremlin said in a statement.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
UK mulls new rules to make online political campaigning more transparent
London, Aug 13 (IANS) The British government announced its plan to overhaul the rules governing online political campaigning to make it more transparent.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
3 companies in race of contract to build new parliament
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Out of seven companies who were in the race to get contract to construct the new Parliament building, three have been selected to submit online financial bids, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) said.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Russia to begin COVID-19 vaccine production within 2 weeks
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS) Russia will start the production of its COVID-19 vaccine within two weeks, the country's health minister Mikhail Murashko said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Arrested Hong Kong tycoon tells protesters to be 'careful'
Hong Kong, Aug 13 (IANS) Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai - the most high-profile person to be detained under a controversial new security law - has warned young protesters they need to be "more cautious" now.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Dozens of Beirut clinics non-functional after blast
Beirut, Aug 13 (IANS) The damage caused by last week's deadly explosion in Beirut continues to hamper healthcare in the Lebanese capital.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Cong blames 'toxic' TV debate for Tyagi's untimely demise
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Congress has blamed 'toxic' TV debate for the untimely demise of its spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi, who passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IYC activists stage protest against draft EIA notification
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Activists of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) on Wednesday staged a protest at the residence of Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar over the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification 2020, alleging that it has been designed to profit only a few.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amit Shah keen to resolve Naga, ULFA, other NE issues: Sarma
Guwahati, Aug 12 (IANS) With the Centre and the NSCN-IM having resumed peace talks, Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah is keen to resolve the Naga, ULFA, and inter-state border issues in the northeast.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Magisterial investigation ordered into Bengaluru riots: CM
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) A "thorough" magisterial investigation has been ordered into the riots which broke out in east Bengaluru on Tuesday night, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
BJP mourns Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi's demise
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Putting their political differences aside, BJP leaders on Wednesday mourned the sudden demise of Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi dies of cardiac arrest
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi (53) passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After Pilot-Cong patch up, BJP to send Muralidhar Rao to Raj
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Just days after the Congress and Sachin Pilot decided to bury the hatchet, the central BJP leadership has decided to send a key leader from New Delhi to 'take stock' of the current political situation in Rajasthan.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Assam to launch mega scheme for women's financial empowerment
Guwahati, Aug 12 (IANS) In a bid to financially empower women, the Assam government would provide Rs 830 per month each to 17 lakh poor families under the ambitious "Orunodoi" scheme, Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Katra-Delhi express road corridor by 2023: Jitendra Singh
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday informed that work has started on the first-of-its-kind Katra (Jammu and Kashmir)-Delhi Express Road Corridor which will be ready by 2023.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Political workers, Panchayat members to be provided better security: J&K L-G
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) Jammu & Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday that the administration will ensure better security arrangements for political workers and Panchayat representatives.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Odisha govt approves drinking water projects worth Rs 800.27 cr
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 (IANS) The Odisha Cabinet on Wednesday approved four mega drinking water projects worth Rs 800.27 crore.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
KIsan Congress to protest outside PMO on Aug 17, if demands not met
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Four days after writing to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar demanding the extension of loan repayment by farmers from August this year to March 2021 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Kisan Congress Vice President Surendra Solanki on Wednesday threatened to protest outside the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) if the demands are not met.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Action against cops after Aligarh incident involving MLA
Lucknow, Aug 12 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has suspended the station officer of Gonda police station, Anuj Kumar Saini, who was involved in an alleged brawl with BJP MLA Rajkumar Sahyogi.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Gehlot seeks to put a lid on Rajasthan crisis
Jaipur, Aug 12 (IANS) A day after MLAs from Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's camp expressed their annoyance over the induction of former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and his rebel MLAs back into the Congress, Gehlot on Wednesday sought to put a lid on the crisis.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
I-T officers asked to attend PM's web telecast 'without fail'
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Income Tax (I-T) Department has issued instructions for mandatory attendance of officers to view the web telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modis address to I-T officers and taxpayers on Thursday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Imran, I was your Captain and will now intervene in politics too': Miandad
Karachi, Aug 12 (IANS) In what seems to be another bombshell in the volatile Pakistani politics, batting legend Javed Miandad threw a challenge to Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying that he would oppose every decision of his if it goes against the interests of Pakistan.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Sports
Foreign cos among 23 firms in pre-bid for running pvt trains
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Even as the Indian Railways plans to introduce the first set of 12 private trains in 2023 followed by 45 more in the next fiscal as per an initial timeline, the national transporter held the second pre-bid conference meeting which was attended by 23 companies including several foreign firms.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MoS Defence tests positive for Covid-19
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Defence and AYUSH Shripad Naik has tested positive for Covid-19, the Minister tweeted on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics