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Kejriwal orders probe in Delhi fire, Rs 10 lakh assistance
New Deli, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi government has announced Rs 10 lakh assistance to the families of those killed in the massive blaze at a factory in west Delhi's Rani Jhansi Road area on Sunday morning. The government also announced Rs 1 lakh compensation to the injured.
2019-12-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
UK parties make final push before Dec 12 polls
London, Dec 8 (IANS) The main British political party leaders were continuing to push their election pledges to voters, as the campaign for the December 12 general election has entered its final few days, it was reported on Sunday.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Huge investment in Odisha by Centre: President
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said huge investment has been made for infrastructure development in Odisha as the Centre is focusing on the development of eastern part of the country.
2019-12-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
HK police arrests 11, seize weapons ahead of mass march
Hong Kong, Dec 8 (IANS) Hong Kong police arrested 11 people and seized weapons including a firearm during citywide raids on Sunday, which officers believed would be used to "create chaos" at a major anti-government march later in the day.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
FBI identifies Florida military base shooter
Miami, Dec 8 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has identified the shooter that killed three at a military base in Florida as Saudi national Mohammed Alshamrani.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Boris Johnson's girlfriend wears saree during temple visit
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Carrie Symonds wore a saree as she joined her boyfriend, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a visit to a Hindu temple for the couple's first joint outing before the December 12 general election.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
2nd Epstein victim claims to have slept with Prince Andrew
London, Dec 7 (IANS) A second victim who was allegedly abused by late American financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, has claimed that she slept with the UK'S Prince Andrew, a media report said on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Modi salutes courage of forces on Armed Forces Flag Day
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the courage of soldiers of Armed Forces and their families on Armed Forces Flag Day on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Robert Vadra seeks court's permission to travel abroad
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Saturday sought the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) response over an application filed by businessman Robert Vadra seeking permission to travel to Spain.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Moon, Trump agree to main dialogue with N.Korea
Seoul, Dec 7 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his US counterpart Donald Trump have agreed on Saturday that it was necessary to maintain dialogue momentum between Washington and Pyongyang, the presidential office here said.
2019-12-07
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Amid violence, Jharkhand witnesses brisk polling (2nd Lead)
Ranchi, Dec 7 (IANS) Jharkhand is witnessing brisk polling amid violence on Saturday for the second phase of the Assembly polls.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
US post office to be named after slain Sikh police officer
Houston, Dec 7 (IANS) A Democratic Congresswoman has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to name a post office in Houston after Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, the first Sikh Deputy in Texas's Harris County who was shot dead while on duty in September.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Murdering rapists should be hanged publicly: Goa Minister
Panaji, Dec 7 (IANS) Goa's Ports Minister Michael Lobo on Saturday demanded that rape and murder case convicts should be hanged at a public stadium so that a strong message is sent to the people committing such heinous and rarest of rare crimes.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Priyanka to meet Unnao victim's family; Akhilesh on dharna
Lucknow, Dec 7 (IANS) The death of the Unnao rape victim has stirred up the Uttar Pradesh politics with Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra rushing to meet the victim's family in Unnao, and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav sitting on a 'dharna' outside the Vidhan Sabha, here on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Jharkhand polls: One dead in clashes in Gumla
Ranchi, Dec 7 (IANS) Two incidents of violence have been reported in Jharkhand on Saturday where polling for the second phase on 20 Assembly seats is underway.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Khalilzad reaches Doha, US-Taliban talks to resume soon
Kabul, Dec 7 (IANS) Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, has arrived in Doha where he will resume peace talks with Taliban negotiators soon, according to informed sources.
2019-12-07
Category: International, Israel,Politics
You're a damn liar man: Biden tells voter
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden confronted a voter by calling him a liar who suggested that the former Vice President had sent his son to work in Ukraine, a media report said on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Netas hail Telangana cops on rape accused's 'encounter'
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) After the 'encounter' killing of the four accused in the horrific Hyderabad gang rape and murder case, reactions from political corridors are pouring in, mostly hailing the police's action.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bangladesh Bank criticised for 'sexist' job circular
Dhaka, Dec 6 (IANS) The Bangladesh Bank was criticised for a "sexist" job circular, where it asked married female applicants to mention their husbands permanent address as their own, it was reported on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Exit polls vote for BJP in Karnataka bypolls
Bengaluru, Dec 6 (IANS) Local exit polls in Karnataka predict that the ruling BJP will win the majority of Thursday's by-elections in 15 Assembly segments.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
UK polls: Conservatives have 10-point lead over Labour
London, Dec 6 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his ruling Conservative Party have a 10-point lead over opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party ahead of the December 12 general election, according to a new poll.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
'No progress in getting Turkey to abandon Russian missile system'
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper said that there had been "no movement" with regard to getting Turkey to abandon the Russian S-400 missile system.
2019-12-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Maneka Gandhi questions Hyderabad encounter
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party MP and former union minister Maneka Gandhi has raised questions on the encounter by the Hyderabad police in which four accused were shot dead.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajasthan BJP, Congress state chiefs to share stage in UK
Jaipur, Dec 5 (IANS) Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and state Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot will share the dais with BJP state president Satish Poonia on Thursday in a special programme in the UK on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Khaleda's bail hearing in corruption case deferred
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court on Thursday deferred former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's bail hearing in a corruption case after authorities sought more time to submit a report on her health.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
US denies considering adding 14,000 troops to Middle East
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) The US Department of Defense has rejected a report alleging that Washington was considering adding 14,000 troops to the Middle East to confront Iran.
2019-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
MHRD officials to meet agitating DU teachers
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Following a day-long massive protest against non-payment of salaries for several months to hundreds of Delhi University teachers, Ministry of Human Resource Development officials will now meet the Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) on Thursday evening to resolve the issue.
2019-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
ED questions ex-Haryana CM Hooda in land scam case
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) Former Haryana Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday deposed before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in connection with Gurugram land scam case.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Pradhan urges Centre to restart Aluminium Park in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested the Centre to restart the project for upgradation of infrastructure at Angul Aluminium Park in Odisha.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
After JNU, IIMC joins demand for fee hike rollback
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) After JNU, the protest over fee hike in public funded institutes reached the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, as the students of the institute protested against the "unaffordable" fee structure, and accused the administration of the institute of turning a "blind eye" to their issues.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Cabinet clears Citizenship Amendment Bill
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists fleeing persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, said sources.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HC disposes plea on delay in sanction in JNU sedition case
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday disposed off a plea regarding delay in sanction in the JNU sedition case.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'US should reduce EU tariffs over Airbus A380 subsidies'
Paris, Dec 3 (IANS) The US should reduce tariffs worth $7.5 billion itimposed on the European Union (EU) for providing subsidies to Airbus for the A380 by 2 billion euros since the practice has not had negative effects on Boeing, a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel said.
2019-12-03
Category: International, France,Politics
NZ to ban foreign political donations, anonymous campaign ads
Wellington, Dec 3 (IANS) The New Zealand government on Tuesday said it was set to ban large foreign donations to political parties and candidates as well as enforce transparency in campaign ads amid fears of Chinese meddling in next year's elections.
2019-12-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
HK's Carrie Lam closes ranks with China, condemns US law
Hong Kong, Dec 3 (IANS) Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday closed ranks with China and condemned the US Senate's passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (HKHRDA), which she lambasted as unnecessary and unjustified.
2019-12-03
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Trump campaign bans Bloomberg journalists from events
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's campaign announced that it would ban Bloomberg journalists from its campaigns and rallies after the news agency refused to investigate its owner, Michael Bloomberg, a Democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential election.
2019-12-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Shivajinagar candidates create confusion in Karnataka by-polls
Bengaluru, Dec 3 (IANS) Multiple Muslim candidates have put the Shivajinagar electorate in confusion, a Muslim-majority constituency in the heart of the city going to the by-polls on December 5.
2019-12-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Death sentence of Beant Singh's killer not commuted: Shah
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that the death sentence of Babbar Khalsa terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana for the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, has not been commuted.
2019-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Is Kerala CM mulling a makeover of his cabinet?
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3 (IANS) With its image having taken a beating and just 17 months left for the end of the tenure, the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left Democratic Front Government is in the process of mulling a makeover as the year ahead will see the local body election followed by the Assembly polls.
2019-12-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Jharkhand polls: Cong has 67% candidates with criminal cases in phase 2
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Sixty-seven per cent Congress candidates contesting the phase 2 of the Jharkhand Assembly polls slated for December 7, have criminal cases against them, according to data compiled and analyzed by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
2019-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
If elected to office, will wind up Kerala Bank: Cong
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 (IANS) The Congress in Kerala on Monday made it clear that if voted to office they would wind up the proposed Kerala Bank.
2019-12-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
NCP's Malik seek PM's resignation over Hegde statement
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party leader from Karnataka Ananth K. Hegde sparked off a major political controversy by alleging that in his 80 hours tenure, the former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis "moved Rs 40,000-crore back to the Centre".
2019-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Vigil to be held for London Bridge attack victims
London, Dec 2 (IANS) A vigil will be held here on Monday for the two victims of the November 29 London Bridge attack.
2019-12-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
TN rural civic elections on Dec 27, 30
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) Elections to the rural local bodies in Tamil Nadu will be held in two phases - on December 27 and 30, said R. Palanisamy, State Election Commissioner, on Monday.
2019-12-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
EU visitors will need e-visas after Brexit: Tories
London, Dec 2 (IANS) The UK's ruling Conservatives have said that visitors from the European Union (EU) would require an electronic clearance before travelling to the country after Brexit, it was reported on Monday.
2019-12-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Hegde effect: Cong demands reply from Modi
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Congress upped the ante on Monday over comments made by BJP MP and former Union minister Ananth Hegde regarding welfare funds for Maharashtra being sent back by former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during his short stint in office.
2019-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
COP25 climate summit to focus on fresh climate action
Madrid, Dec 2 (IANS) The COP25 climate summit, slated to begin here on Monday, was expected to lay the groundwork for a new phase of environmental action.
2019-12-02
Category: International, Spain,Politics
UP govt on backfoot as Cong woos Brahmins
New Delhi/Lucknow, Dec 2 (IANS) With the Congress consistently wooing the Brahmin community, the Uttar Pradesh government headed by Yogi Adityanath is on the backfoot.
2019-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Thackeray trains guns on Bullet Train project
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said the state government will "review" the Rs 1.10 lakh crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project, considered as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream offering to the nation.
2019-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
WH won't participate in 1st impeachment hearing against Trump (Ld)
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) The White House has informed the House Judiciary Committee that it would not attend the panel's first impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump scheduled for Wednesday.
2019-12-02
Category: International, United States,Politics