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Pradyuman Singh gets quick reward on joining BJP (2nd Ld)
Bhopal, July 12 (IANS) Hours after joining the BJP, former Congress MLA Pradyuman Singh Lodhi has been made the chairman of the Civil Supplies Corporation. He will hold the rank of a cabinet minister.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
TRS workers attack BJP MP's convoy in Telangana
Hyderabad, July 12 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) workers attacked the convoy of BJP MP Dharmapuri Arvind in Warangal Urban district on Sunday.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Pradyuman Singh gets quick reward on joining BJP (Ld)
Bhopal, July 12 (IANS) Hours after joining BJP, former Congress MLA Pradyuman Singh Lodhi has been made the chairman of the Civil Supplies Corporation. He will hold the rank of a cabinet minister. The pro tem speaker promptly accepted his resignation as Congress MLA on Sunday and Bada Malahara seat was declared vacant. Pradyuman Lodhi joined the BJP on Sunday.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Ashok Gehlot govt in minority, says Sachin Pilot
Jaipur, July 12 (IANS) Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and Congress leader Sachin Pilot will not attend the legislative party meeting scheduled to be held on Monday, and has openly announced that the Ashok Gehlot-led government in the state is in minority after over 30 Congress and some Independent MLAs pledged support to him.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
R'sthan crisis: The story of a nose-diving Pilot and soaring Gehlot! (IANS Exclusive)
Jaipur, July 12 (IANS) The greed of Ashok Gehlot to keep his power intact and the hunger of Sachin Pilot to stay strong in the larger picture is the reason for the tussle which triggered the Congress crisis in Rajasthan.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
AIIEA against halting merger of 3 non-life insurers
Chennai, July 12 (IANS) The All India Employees' Association (AIIEA), one of the major unions in the non-life insurance sector, has urged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman that the merger process of three public sector general insurance companies (PSGICs) be continued.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Punjab all set to impose more stringent curbs
Chandigarh, July 12 (IANS) Amid spiralling Covid cases, the Punjab government is all set to impose more stringent curbs in the state, including further restrictions on social, public and family gatherings, as well as mandatory wearing of masks even while working.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab CM sets up SIT to probe Covid testing scam
Chandigarh, July 12 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the alleged Covid testing scam by Tulli lab in Amritsar, while warning that his government would not allow private hospitals or laboratories to profiteer from this unprecedented crisis facing humanity.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Varavara Rao's family appeals to government to save his life
Hyderabad, July 12 (IANS) Family members of Telugu poet and writer Varavara Rao, who is currently lodged in Navi Mumbai's Taloja jail in the Bhima Koregaon case, on Sunday appealed to the government for his immediate release in view of his deteriorating health.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Amid Rajasthan crisis Sarah Pilot attacks CM on Twitter
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Amid political crisis in Rajasthan, Sarah Pilot, wife of Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, on Sunday, attacked Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot without taking his name.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India needs 'a Manmohan Singh': Sharad Pawar
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) Given the current financial crisis, India needs an economic expert like former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar said here on Sunday.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
With Rahul's intervention Raj Cong crisis may defuse
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Amid the political crisis in Rajasthan, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had a conversation with Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, claimed sources in the party.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DMK MLA arrested in shooting case
Chennai, July 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Police on Sunday arrested DMK lawmaker representing Thiruporur, L. Idhayavarman, in connection with shooting at an AMMK party worker over a land dispute.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Scindia says Pilot too persecuted, Cong has its deja vu moment
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) As Rajasthan politics heats up over Congress Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot being summoned by the police of his own government, his old party colleague turned BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has added to the intra-Congress tussle by saying that Pilot is being "persecuted" by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajasthan crisis should be shortlived: Singhvi
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) With its government in Rajasthan on the brink, Congress managers are looking for ways to call a truce between the warring camps led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cong's 'Hardik experiment' aimed at wooing Patels in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, July 12 (IANS) After pursuing KHAM for more than three decades, the Congress in Gujarat has made a change in its focus and now plans to woo the Patel community into the party-fold.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Delhi Police steps up drive to verify tenants ahead of I-Day
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Ahead of Independence Day celebrations, Delhi Police have stepped up tenant verification drive across different districts in Delhi.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
BJP rakes up lab technician recruitment issue in WB
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The recruitment of 22 Muslim lab technicians in a blood bank in Nadia district in West Bengal has turned into a political slugfest.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
12 Rajasthan 'rebel' Cong MLAs camping at Maneser hotel
Gurugram, July 12 (IANS) Twelve Congress legislators of Rajasthan, who have put the Ashok Gehlot government in quandary after reportedly deciding to extend support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), are camping at ITC Grand Bharat, the five-star hotel in Maneser of the Gurugram district.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
'Forces trying to destabilise Congress govt in Rajasthan won't succeed'
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Amid the crisis in the Congress-led Rajasthan government, party state in-charge Avinash Pandey asserted that forces trying to destabilise the Ashok Gehlot government will not succeed and the party MLAs are intact.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress leaders work the numbers to retain power in Rajasthan
Jaipur, July 12 (IANS) Even as the battle of one-upmanship between two Congress camps led by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot plays out in the open, state Congress leaders are busy working the numbers and calculating permutations and combinations to ensure the party's government remains safe.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
British IS inmate killed in Syria: Report
London, July 12 (IANS) A Briton who left London to join the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Syria has died while being held in prison in the country, according to a media report citing sources
2020-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Terrorism
Poland votes in presidential run-off
Warsaw, July 12 (IANS) Voting was underway on Sunday in Poland's presidential run-off election, where incumbent Andrzej Duda, an ally of the conservative government, is pitted against the opposition-backed Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Poland,Politics
Rajasthan: Tale of 2 notices by SOG which irked Pilot to revolt
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Special Operation Group sent two notices "simultaneously" to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot to record their statements in an alleged case of bribing of MLAs to topple the Congress government in the state.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UP govt orders judicial probe into Bikru killings, Dubey's encounter
Lucknow, July 12 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the July 3 ambush in Bikru village wherein eight policemen were killed and also the July 10 encounter killing of main accused Vikas Dubey near Kanpur, officials sources said on Sunday.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Fox News writer resigns over racist messages: Report
Washington, July 12 (IANS) A top writer for Fox News host Tucker Carlson has resigned after posting racist and sexist comments online, it was reported on Sunday.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
$889mn plan for British border posts, staff
London, July 12 (IANS) A 705 million pounds ($889 million) funding package to help manage the UK's borders has been announced as the country prepares to leave the EU customs union at the end of the year, a media report said on Sunday.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Corona should be looked at as corrector: Vice Prez
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Urging people to introspect on the life during the last few months of the coronavirus induced confinement, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the pandemic needs to be looked at not only as a disaster, but also as a 'corrector' for making necessary changes in the perspectives and practices of living.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala govt's negative attitude messed up COVID-19 crisis: Nadda
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) BJP national President JP Nadda on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the Kerala government over the COVID-19 pandemic, alleging that the state government's attitude was always negative and it messed up the health crisis.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Thousands march in UK in support of Black Lives Matter
London, July 12 (IANS) Some 5,000 people took to the streets of UK's Brighton city in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, the media reported.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Biden wins Louisiana primary (Ld)
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has won the primary in the state of Louisiana, a media report said.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Weekend lockdown in UP to check corona spread
Lucknow, July 12 (IANS) In an attempt to check the spread of Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has decided to introduce a 'mini-lockdown' in the state on weekends.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vegan activists turn London's Trafalgar Square fountains red
London, July 12 (IANS) Vegan activists have turned fountains in London's Trafalgar Square red, claiming that the government has "blood on their hands", a media report said.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Another Congress MLA in Madhaya Pradesh joins BJP
Bhopal, July 12 (IANS) The opposition Congress on Sunday got another jolt as its MLA from Bada Malahara Assembly segment, Praduman Lodhi, joined the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Biden wins Louisiana primary
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders has won Louisiana's primary, a media report said.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Come back and innovate in India, Pradhan tells overseas students
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) As the government pushes for a self-reliant India -- 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' -- Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has appealed to the Indian students enrolled in global universities to come back and innovate in their own country.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajasthan Minister Vishvendra says visiting Delhi for personal matter
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Amid reports that the Congress was faced with a crisis over the survival of its government in Rajasthan, state Tourism Minister Vishvendra Singh on Sunday said he was visiting Delhi over a personal matter.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Worried for the party, tweets Sibal amid Rajasthan crisis
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) As the Congress found itself amid a crisis over the survival of its government in Rajasthan, senior party leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday wondered aloud if the party leadership will wake up once the damage has been done.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Silence at Sonia Gandhi's residence amid Rajasthan crisis
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Even as the opposition Congress grappled with an intra-party crisis to save its government in Rajasthan, silence loomed over party interim President Sonia Gandhi's residence at 10 Janpath on Sunday as no senior Congress leader had arrived to discuss the matter.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian-American physician appointed delegate to RNC
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Sampat Shivangi, an Indian-American physician, has been appointed as a delegate to Republican National Convention (RNC) next month that would formally nominate President Donald Trump as its candidate for November's election, a media report said.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Pilot incommunicado, Cong trying for truce to save Rajasthan govt (Ld)
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) With Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot in Delhi to meet Congress high command and his camp claiming support of 25 MLAs, the Congress is trying to pacify factions led by him and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to save itself more embarrassment as well as the party's government in the state, sources said on Sunday.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HK votes on 2nd day of weekend primary
Hong Kong, July 12 (IANS) Long queues appeared outside polling stations across Hong Kong on Sunday as residents flocked to cast their votes in a weekend primary held by the opposition camp for the upcoming Legislative Council (Legco) elections, a day after it drew a higher-than-expected turnout.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Roger Stone still a convicted felon: Mueller
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Roger Stone "remains a convicted felon" even though US President Donald Trump commuted his prison sentence, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller said, defending the legitimacy of a probe to uncover alleged Russian interference into the 2016 US election.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
UK will pay price for imposing sanctions: N.Korea
Seoul, July 12 (IANS) Denouncing the UK's recent sanctions imposed on North Korean individuals and organizations, Pyongyang has threatened that the country will be "made to pay the price".
2020-07-12
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea ends mask rationing scheme after 4 months
Seoul, July 12 (IANS) After a four-month operation, South Korea's mask ration system ended on Sunday as the supply of face masks designed to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic has stabilized.
2020-07-12
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Amitabh's message on COVID-19 inspired millions: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, July 12 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday wished speedy recovery to actor Amitabh Bachchan. He said that Amitabh's message on the COVID-19 had inspired millions.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Himachal CM wishes speedy recovery to Amitabh
Shimla, July 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday wished speedy recovery to actor Amitabh Bachchan who tested positive for COVID-19.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
'Over 500 Taliban-requested detainees may not be freed'
Kabul, July 12 (IANS) The Afghan government said that there were serious reservations about the release of over 500 Taliban prisoners within the countrys legal and judicial institutions, and most likely these detainees will not be released.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
UNSC adopts resolution to renew Syria humanitarian mechanism
United Nations, July 12 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) has adopted a resolution, with 12 votes in favour and three abstentions, on the mandate renewal for the cross-border humanitarian mechanism in Syria.
2020-07-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kashmiri separatist leader Sehrai held in Srinagar
Srinagar, July 12 (IANS) Ashraf Sehrai, a senior separatist leader and a close associate of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, was arrested in Srinagar city on Sunday morning, police sources said.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics