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RGV blasts Andhra govt as row over cinema ticket prices continues
Amaravati, Jan 11 (IANS) The row over cinema theatre ticket prices in Andhra Pradesh continued unabated as the panel set up by the state government met on Tuesday but could not take a decision, while well-known filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma again hit out at the state government for taking decisions detrimental to the interests of film industry.
2022-01-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Kejriwal extends new year wishes, assures govt taking steps to curb Covid
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Extending new year wishes to all countrymen, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal assured the capital's people that the state government is taking all necessary steps to curb the spread of Covid-19, and appealed for adherence to the corona guidelines.
2021-12-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
K'taka prepared to tackle Covid challenges ahead: CM
Mysuru (Karnataka), Dec 26 (IANS) The Karnataka government has said it is prepared to tackle possible third wave of the coronavirus.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Election Commission to discuss Covid situation with top health officials
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) The Election Commission will convene a meeting with senior officials of the Union Health Ministry on Monday to discuss the current Covid situation in the five poll-bound states, sources said.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Putin assures Vucic of sufficient gas supplies to Serbia
Moscow, Dec 26 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic discussed the deliveries of Russian natural gas to Serbia during a phone conversation on Saturday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
South Korean Coast Guard seizes Chinese boat over false ship logs
Gwangju, Dec 26 (IANS) A Chinese fishing boat has been seized by the South Korean Coast Guard for allegedly keeping ship logs with false information, officials have said.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Death toll from Malaysia's floods rises to 46
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 26 (IANS) The number of people who died in the massive floods in Malaysia has risen to 46, authorities said.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Malaysia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Iran closes land borders with neighbours over Omicron concerns
Tehran, Dec 26 (IANS) Iran has announced the decision to close its land borders with neighbouring countries for 15 days to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 variant of Omicron.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
Omicron accounts for over 10% of new Covid cases in Turkey's crowded cities
Ankara, Dec 26 (IANS) The Covid-19 Omicron variant started to spread in Turkey, especially in crowded provinces, and it accounts for over 10 per cent of the new cases in these cities, the Turkish health minister has said.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Number of shooting victims continue to rise in NYC
New York, Dec 26 (IANS) In New York City, 1,828 people have been shot so far in 2021, surpassing the figure of 1,821 in the same period in 2020 which was the worst crime surge year in more than a decade.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Venezuela surpasses 1mn barrels of crude produced per day
Caracas, Dec 26 (IANS) State-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) exceeded one million barrels of crude produced per day at the end of 2021, double what it recorded a year ago, the country's Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami announced.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Cancelled flights put damper on US holiday travel
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) The holiday season travel stress has only escalated in the US amid the surge of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, with several airlines reporting staff shortages from the spread of the coronavirus, leaving passengers with delayed or cancelled flights.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Moon stresses need for defence capabilities befitting S.Korea's geopolitical position
Seoul, Dec 26 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in has pointed out the need for South Korea to have defence capabilities not only to deter North Korean threats but also to cope with its geopolitical position "stuck between great powers", his aide said on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Yogi govt denies permission for Cong 'mahila marathon'
Jhansi/Lucknow, Dec 26 (IANS) Even as the Jhansi and Lucknow district administration cancelled permission for the 'Mahila marathon' organised by the Congress on Sunday, thousands of girls collected and shouted slogans.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
S.Korean ruling party, splinter minor announce merger deal
Seoul, Dec 26 (IANS) South Korea's ruling Democratic Party (DP) and the splinter minor Open Democratic Party announced their merger agreement on Sunday, in a move meant to strengthen unity in the liberal political bloc ahead of the March 9, 2022 presidential election.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Houthis claim responsibility for missile attack on Saudi city
Sanaa, Dec 26 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi militia have claimed responsibility for a ballistic missile attack on the Saudi Arabian city of Samtah that killed two civilians and injured seven others.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
PTI workers resent Imran's move to dissolve organisational structure
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Workers of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) have reacted sharply to Prime Minister Imran Khans decision of dissolving the partys organisational structure and expressed concern over the appointment of federal ministers as new officials whom they believe are the root cause of the debacle in the recent Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) local government elections, Dawn news reported.
2021-12-26
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Delhi govt postpones show on Ambedkar amid rising Covid cases
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced the postponement of a show on the life B.R. Ambedkar scheduled for January 5 due to the rising cases of Covid-19 in the national capital.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Mann Ki Baat': Modi remembers Varun Singh, cautions people on Omicron
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' remembered Group Captain Varun Singh, who was piloting the helicopter which crashed and led to the death of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and 12 others. Varun Singh too succumbed to the injuries a few days later.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hong Kong police make record ketamine seizure
Hong Kong, Dec 26 (IANS) Hong Kong police said that they have seized about 1.27 tonnes of ketamine, the largest seizure of the drug on record, and arrested four suspects, including an Indian.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Hong Kong,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
K'taka to enforce 10-day 'night curfew' from Tuesday
Bengaluru, Dec 26 (IANS) With the Omicron Covid-19 variant gradually making its presence felt, the Karnataka government is taking pre-emptive steps in the form of a 'night curfew' which will come into effect from Tuesday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Pushkar Singh Dhami is like my younger brother', says Harak Singh Rawat
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Uttarakhand Forest Minister Harak Singh Rawat, who was upset over the delay in the construction of a medical college in his constituency Kotdwar and had announced his resignation after walking out of the Cabinet meeting, has said that Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami is like his younger brother, signalling that the sulking leader is placated now.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sudanese protesters reach presidential palace to demand civilian rule
Khartoum, Dec 26 (IANS) Sudanese protesters have managed to reach the presidential palace in Khartoum to demand civilian rule, official SUNA news agency reported.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Sudan,Politics
PMK urges all-party meet on NEET exemption
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) S. Ramadoss, founder of PMK, has appealed to the DMK government to conduct an all-party meeting for getting exemption from the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).
2021-12-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
Egyptian, Russian leaders agree to intensify efforts to settle Libyan crisis
Cairo, Dec 26 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have agreed on intensifying joint efforts to settle the Libyan crisis.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Houthi-fired projectile hits market in Yemen's Marib, 4 dead
Sanaa, Dec 26 (IANS) At least four people were killed by a projectile fired by the Houthi rebels that hit a market in Yemen's oil-rich province of Marib, a government official said.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Kerala Police in the dark over killers of BJP leader
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 26 (IANS) Even as a week has passed after the brutal killing of advocate Ranjith Sreenivasan, the state BJP's OBC Morcha Secretary, the Kerala Police have not been able to identify and arrest the killers.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
MP govt proposes to delay panchayat polls
Bhopal, Dec 26 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Madhya Pradesh government has proposed to postpone the three-tier panchayat elections in the state.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Two women in UP fight for justice against one family
Lucknow, Dec 26 (IANS) Two women bound by destiny and the alleged victims of the same family on Sunday came together asking Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for justice.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Attacks, media trials among new threats to judiciary: CJI
Vijayawada, Dec 26 (IANS) Calling attention to the increasing incidents of attacks on the judiciary, Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana on Sunday underlined the need for the law enforcement agencies to deal with them effectively.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Mann Ki Baat': Modi remembers Varun Singh, cautions people on Omicron (Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' remembered Group Captain Varun Singh, who passed away after a weeklong battle with death after sustaining serious injuries in a helicopter crash on December 8 that led to the death of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and 12 others.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cuba welcomes 1st cruise ship of high tourist season
Havana, Dec 26 (IANS) Cuba has welcomed the first cruise ship of its current high tourist season, which will run through March 2022.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Hundreds of Palestinians injured in fierce West Bank clashes
Ramallah, Dec 26 (IANS) Hundreds of Palestinians and one Israeli soldier were injured during fierce clashes near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Shashi Tharoor can go out of party if he doesn't toe party line: Kerala Cong Chief
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 26 (IANS) Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee Chief K. Sudhakaran on Sunday threatened to take action against his party MP Shashi Tharoor, saying he was only an individual in the party and if he does not abide by the party line 'he will have to go out of the party'.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
As India opens vax for 15-18, Cong questions availability of jabs
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi authorised booster dose and vaccination of those above 15 years of age, the Congress has questioned the availability of jabs. The party demanded vaccination for all above 3 years of age.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Roads reopened in Tripoli after military mobilisation
Tripoli, Dec 26 (IANS) A number of roads in southern Tripoli have reopened after they were closed due to recent military mobilisation.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Will Priyanka Gandhi get bigger role in Congress after UP polls?
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) After passing away of Ahmed Patel, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has emerged trouble shooter within the party and all complainants are landing at her door with their grievances. Most recently, when Uttarakhand crisis loomed this week with former Chief Minister Harish Rawat targeting the party, Priyanka Gandhi stepped in to defuse the tension and placated the sulking leader.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two cops injured in grenade attack in J&K's Pulwama
Srinagar, Dec 26 (IANS) Two policemen were injured on Sunday in a grenade attack in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama district, police officials said.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism
Lost a great man, who lived meaningful life: Dalai Lama on Desmond Tutu's death
Dharamsala, Dec 26 (IANS) Immediately on being informed that his "respected elder spiritual brother and good friend" Archbishop Desmond Tutu had passed away, His Holiness the Dalai Lama composed a letter to the Archbishop's daughter, Mpho Tutu.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
ED grills UP MLA Vijay Mishra in PMLA case
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday said that it grilled UP MLA from Bhadohi, Vijay Mishra, in connection with a Prevention of Money Laundering (PMLA) case.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Union Minister clarifies, says no plan to bring back farm laws
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Two days after his statement in Nagpur snowballed into a controversy, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Narendra Tomar on Sunday clarified that the government has no proposal or plan to bring back farm reform laws.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajnath, Yogi lay foundation stone of BrahMos unit
Lucknow, Dec 26 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Sunday that India was not making BrahMos missiles to attack any country in the world.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Panel formed to decide withdrawal of AFSPA from Nagaland
Kohima, Dec 26 (IANS) A committee has been formed to look into the demand of withdrawal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) from Nagaland and the panel would submit its report to the government within 45 days, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
This dog has his day in Madhya Pradesh town
Betul (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 26 (IANS) Walk around any Indian town and the hoardings you usually see are of politicians, or consumer products. But a series of billboards in this Madhya Pradesh town will come as a surprise.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Dharmendra Pradhan discusses plan to woo Brahmin community
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Union Minister and BJP election in-charge for Uttar Pradesh, Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday met senior Brahmin leaders of the party from the state to discuss plans to woo the community before the next year's assembly elections.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ban sought on Sunny Leone's latest track 'Madhuban...'
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) A Delhi-based lawyer has filed a complaint against actress Sunny Leone, among others, seeking a ban on her latest video album "Madhuban Me Radhika Nache" as her dance performance "hurts religious sentiments".
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
PM to inaugurate Kanpur Metro on Dec 28
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the completed section of Kanpur Metro rail project on December 28.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM to visit Manipur, Tripura to launch projects, address rallies
Imphal/Agarala, Dec 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Manipur and Tripura on January 4 to inaugurate various projects and to address public rallies, officials said on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
NGT asks CPCB, MP govt to assess hazardous waste at Bhopal's Union Carbide factory
New Delhi/Bhopal, Dec 26 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Madhya Pradesh government to ascertain the factual position of hazardous waste lying at the defunct Union Carbide factory in Bhopal.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
4 security officers killed in roadside blast in Somali capital
Mogadishu, Dec 26 (IANS) At least four security officers including their commander were killed in a roadside bomb blast on Sunday near a hospital in the west of the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials said.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Somalia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism