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Congress defers its public rally on economic slowdown
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Congress has deferred its public rally proposed on November 30 to December 14 due to ongoing winter session of Parliament. The rally was to be held in the national capital against the looming economic crisis and slowdown.
2019-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jharkhand polls: BJP has most 'crorepati' candidates
Ranchi, Nov 19 (IANS) In the first phase of Assembly polls in Jharkhand scheduled to take place on November 30, the highest number of 'crorepati' candidates belong to the ruling BJP.
2019-11-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Chant Jai Shri Ram & avail cheaper fees: Chakrapani
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Even as the JNU standoff has sharply divided views, even finding resonance inside the Parliament, the Hindu Mahasabha has added another twist to the ongoing controversy. It said that chanting either - 'Jai Shri Ram', 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' or 'Vande Mataram' should be a prerequisite to avail reduction in fees at Jawaharlal Nehru University.
2019-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China rejects HK court ruling against anti-mask law
Beijing, Nov 19 (IANS) Chinese authorities on Tuesday expressed their opposition to a Hong Kong High court ruling against a law banning face masks during the ongoing anti-government protests that have rocked the city since June.
2019-11-19
Category: International, China,Politics
Withdraw 144 CrPC before IFFI begins: Congress
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) The Opposition party in Goa, the Congress, on Tuesday demanded that the government withdraw prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC in view of the upcoming 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India, as a large number of delegates and tourists are expected to throng the event, which gets underway on November 20.
2019-11-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Scrap deposit insurance: AIBEA tells FM
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) Even as the government is mulling increasing the insurance cover for bank deposits, the All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) has demanded scrapping of such insurance cover for public sector bank deposits.
2019-11-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
US State Dept official resigns over inflated resume scandal
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) A senior US State Department official, who had reportedly inflated her resume, has resigned from her position.
2019-11-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
RS Chairman orders to revisit new dress for marshals
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) With protests from some quarters over military like uniform for marshals of Rajya Sabha, the House Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday ordered to revisit the decision on new dress code.
2019-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
J'khand CM, BJP rebel Rai file nominations against each other
Ranchi, Nov 18 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and rebel BJP leader Saryu Rai on Monday filed nomination papers against each other from Jamshedpur East seat.
2019-11-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Will demand action against erring JNU students: BJP MP
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri has said he will raise in Parliament the issue of the protesting JNU students' violence and why no action is being taken against the erring students.
2019-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HK court declares mask ban excessive, unconstitutional
Hong Kong, Nov 18 (IANS) A British colonial-era emergency law revived by Hong Kongs government to ban masks in the ongoing protests was on Monday ruled by the High Court to be excessive and unconstitutional.
2019-11-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
UK parties in court over TV debate exclusion
London, Nov 18 (IANS) The UK High Court will on Monday consider separate legal challenges from the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party (SNP) over their exclusion from ITV's general election debate.
2019-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
JNU students defy Section 144, march to Parliament
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Demanding complete rollback of the hostel fee hike, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) on Monday carried out a march to Parliament, as the winter session begins.
2019-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sena protests against Mumbai Metro, builders on pollution
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Returning to its aggressive style, the Shiv Sena South Mumbai wing protested against the MMRDA and some private builders for air and noise pollution and huge traffic snarls in south Mumbai's congested Thakurdwar region, party leaders said.
2019-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Pawar takes u-turn on alliance with Shiv Sena
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Ahead of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar's meeting with Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, the former on Monday took a dramatic u-turn on a possible alliance with the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra and said the BJP and Shiv Sena fought together and they have to choose their paths.
2019-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC to hear Chidambaram's bail plea
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear former finance minister P. Chidambaram's bail plea in the INX Media money laundering case.
2019-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
LS: Opposition raises Farooq's detention, Kashmir
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress and some other opposition parties on Monday protested in the Lok Sabha seeking release of detained Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and others, as well as on the "instability" in Kashmir.
2019-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn-in as 7th SL Prez
Colombo, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Defence Minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa was on Monday sworn-in as the seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka after winning the crucial election held on November 16.
2019-11-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
'Medical emergency' in Delhi: BJP's Manoj Tiwari
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Delhi BJP MP Manoj Tiwari on Monday drove to Parliament on a bicycle and slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over a study that said supplied water in the city is not good for drinking as it failed to meet the quality parameters, adding there was a "medical emergency" in the capital.
2019-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajya Sabha marshals' uniform changes to military green
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) On the first day of the winter session of Parliament, Rajya Sabha members were surprised with the new uniform of the marshals standing beside the seat of Chairman as earlier it was a turban with Indian attire.
2019-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gotabaya wins SL polls, but loses minorities (3rd Lead)
Colombo, Nov 17 (IANS) Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former Defence Minister and also the brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Sunday won Sri Lanka's presidential election but lost in almost all of the minority Tamils and Muslim provinces of the island nation.
2019-11-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Priyanka Gandhi attacks UP govt on Swati Singh issue
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has criticised the Uttar Pradesh government for not taking action against the erring Minister Swati Singh.
2019-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Joshi conducts all-party meeting ahead of winter session
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Sunday held an all-party meeting here ahead of the winter session of Parliament beginning on Monday.
2019-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Not against odd-even scheme: Manoj Tiwari
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said he is not against the odd-even scheme of the Aam Aadmi Party government but the lack of public transport, for which the Arvind Kejriwal government did nothing.
2019-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gotabaya claims victory, Sajith concedes in SL prez polls (2nd Lead)
Colombo, Nov 17 (IANS) Former Defence Minister and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna's (SLPP) candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Sunday claimed victory in the island nation's eighth presidential election, while his main rival Sajith Premadasa of the New Democratic Front (NDF) conceded defeat and has decided to step down as the ruling party's Deputy Leader.
2019-11-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Not collecting funds for Ram Mandir: VHP
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), which spearheaded the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, clarified on Sunday that it is not collecting any fund for the construction of the proposed Ram Temple.
2019-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jharkhand polls: Cong leaves Ranchi for JMM to fight BJP
Ranchi, Nov 17 (IANS) In the upcoming Jharkhand Assembly polls, the state capital Ranchi seat is going to witness an interesting tussle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Opposition alliance.
2019-11-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Iran issues warning to fuel price hike protesters
Tehran, Nov 17 (IANS) The Iranian government has warned that security officials will step up action against protesters who have taken to the streets across the country against the government's decision to ration gasoline and increase petrol prices.
2019-11-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Democrat wins governor election in Louisiana
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Incumbent Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards has won the Louisiana gubernatorial election after a tightly fought race against Republican rival Eddie Rispone.
2019-11-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Israel targets Hamas sites after rocket fire
Jerusalem, Nov 16 (IANS) Israeli authorities on Saturday said it targeted sites controlled by the Hamas in several predawn airstrikes in Gaza after two rockets were fired at Israel from the Palestinian enclave, two days after a fragile truce started.
2019-11-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
BJP insulting people without knowing reality: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday slammed the BJP over an Union minister's statement rejecting opposition's charge of economic slowdown and said the party was insulting the people without knowing the reality of the country.
2019-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Key highway reopens, HK remains relatively calm
Hong Kong, Nov 16 (IANS) After five straight days of traffic disruption and chaos, Hong Kong witnessed a relatively calm Saturday as a key highway fully reopened after being blocked by protesters the night before.
2019-11-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Labour leaders to meet over final election manifesto
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Senior leaders of the UK's main opposition Labour Party were set to meet on Saturday to finalise its manifesto for the December 12 general election.
2019-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Record number of women to stand in UK polls
London, Nov 16 (IANS) A record number of women were set to stand in the UK's December 12 general election, with female candidates likely to comprise about a third of the total, it was reported on Saturday.
2019-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Meghan Markle still waiting for her UK citizenship
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle was still waiting to be granted a British citizenship despite applying for it two years ago and being married to Prince Harry for 18 months, a media report said on Saturday.
2019-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Uniform Civil Code demand to resonate at BJP, Sangh meet
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) It was November 23, 1948 when the Indian Constitution saw inclusion of Article 44. The article that even in 2019 has been unable to be implemented.
2019-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Historic London-Sydney non-stop flight lands after 19 hrs
Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) After over 19 hours in the air, a non-stop Qantas flight from London to Sydney touched down here on Friday, as part of a project which is studying ways to combat jet lag for those on-board.
2019-11-15
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Media banned from taking pics of SL leaders while voting
Colombo, Nov 15 (IANS) Photographers and videographers of print and electronic media outlets will not be permitted to take pictures of top Sri Lankan political leaders when they vote during Saturday's presidential election, an official said here.
2019-11-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Mafia created sand scarcity, says Chandrababu Naidu
Vijayawada, Nov 14 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday alleged that the sand scarcity in the state was created by sand mafia which was active with the full support of Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.
2019-11-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
UK's Conservatives promise to cut 'immigration overall'
London, Nov 14 (IANS) The UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has said that the ruling Conservatives would reduce "immigration overall" to the country after Brexit if they won the December 12 general election.
2019-11-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Don't give up on stopping Brexit: EU's Tusk
Brussels, Nov 14 (IANS) Donald Tusk, the outgoing European Council (EC) President, has urged Britons who will vote in the UK's December 12 general election, to not "give up" on stopping Brexit.
2019-11-14
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Israel-Gaza 'ceasefire begins' after 2 days of fighting
Jerusalem/Gaza City, Nov 14 (IANS) A ceasefire came into effect on Thursday after two days of fighting between Israel and militants in Gaza, it was reported.
2019-11-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics
MHA yet to convince states, UTs on outsourcing summons
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is trying to convince the states and union territories to outsource the service of issuing summons as most of them were found to be reluctant to start this initiative, sources said on Thursday.
2019-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Farage rebuffs Johnson's last-minute poll pact
London, Nov 14 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered a last-minute electoral pact for the December 12 general election to Nigel Farage vowing to ditch 40 Labour-held seats to the latter's Brexit Party if they stood down elsewhere, but the deal was rebuffed, it was reported.
2019-11-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Democrats steer impeachment hearings towards national security risk, bribery
New York, Nov 14 (IANS) Watched by millions on TV, the Democrats steered the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump towards allegations that his actions endangered national security and that he effectively tried to bribe Ukraine.
2019-11-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
After angioplasty, Sanjay Raut discharged from hospital
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) After a three-day stint where he underwent an angioplasty, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut was discharged from Lilavati Hospital here on Wednesday afternoon.
2019-11-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Another TSRTC employee ends life; strike enters 40th day
Hyderabad, Nov 13 (IANS) Another employee of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) committed suicide while the indefinite strike entered 40th day on Wednesday.
2019-11-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Maha's new political equations: Toying with their own T-20 formula?
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) With President's Rule in effect from Nov 12, Maharashtra politics shifted from high-tension to a relaxed mode and the main contenders for government formation breathed easy.
2019-11-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
7 killed, several injured in Kabul car bomb explosion
Kabul, Nov 13 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and seven others injured on Wednesday in a car bomb attack in a northeast neighbourhood of the Afghan capital, where military and civilian airports and a foreign military base are located, said sources.
2019-11-13
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Prince Charles hails contribution of Sikhs in UK
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Britain's Prince Charles, who arrives on Wednesday on a two-day official visit to India, has hailed the "inspiring" principles of Sikhism and the contribution of the Sikh community in the UK.
2019-11-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics