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  • 11:22 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    3 killed, 3 injured as car rolls down into deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh

    Three dead and three injured after a car rolled down a deep gorge in the Tonidevi area of Hamirpur district, earlier today.

  • 11:14 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    House impeachment vote a desperate charade: White House

    The White House on Friday called the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump a "desperate charade" by the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives, as a key House committee approved two articles of impeachment against the president.

  • 11:13 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Special passenger trains being run to help stranded passengers at Guwahati

    Northeast Frontier Railway, Chief Public Relations Officer: Special passenger trains are being run to help stranded passengers at Guwahati to reach their destination in Upper Assam. One train was operated yesterday to Dimapur and one each to Furkating&Dibrugarh today.

  • 10:39 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    RJD calls for Bihar bandh against CAB

    RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav in his tweet said, "Bihar will be closed on 21 December, Saturday as the Bihar Police restoration test is on 22 December. The Bihar bandh will now be held on Saturday, December 21, so that there is no difficulty for the youth and candidates to reach the examination venue due to Bihar bandh".

  • 10:06 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Anaj Mandi fire: Police briefs east Delhi district magistrate about case facts

    Delhi Police probing the Anaj Mandi fire tragedy on Friday briefed east Delhi district magistrate Arun Kumar Mishra about the case facts, police said on Friday.

  • 9:52 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    NIA arrests key accused in Hyderabad human trafficking case

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a key accused in a human trafficking case in Hyderabad, officials said on Friday. Ruhul Amin Dhali (52), a resident of Parganas in West Bengal, was arrested on Thursday and evidence recovered from him showing that he received funds from Bangladesh to run a human trafficking network in Hyderabad, NIA officials said.

  • 9:43 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Udit Raj appointed Congress spokesperson

    The Congress on Friday appointed former MP Udit Raj as the spokesperson of the party with immediate effect. "Congress president has approved the appointment of Sh. Udit Raj as spokesperson of AICC," an official statement said.

    Udit Raj has been a Dalit leader and a former BJP MP from Delhi but had quit the party to join the Congress ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

  • 9:37 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Top Congress leaders to hold 'Bharat Bachao' rally on Saturday

    Congress leaders led by party chief Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh will participate in the 'Bharat Bachao' rally at Ramlila grounds on Saturday to highlight the "divisive and disruptive" policies of the BJP government.

  • 9:33 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Smriti Irani approaches ECI over Rahul Gandhi's 'rape in India' remark, seeks strong action

    Union Minister Smriti Irani on Friday approached the Election Commission of India (ECI) over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's 'rape in India' remark seeking strong action against the latter for allegedly using crimes against women as a political tool.

  • 9:29 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    MP Honey Trap Case: State Home Ministry announces Rs 1 lakh reward on Jitu Soni

    State Home Ministry has announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh on Jitu Soni, an absconding accused in Indore Honey trap case.

  • 9:27 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Murshidabad's railway station set on fire by people protesting amended Citizenship Act

    A large number of people on Friday descended on the streets in West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Friday in protest against the
    Citizenship Act, ransacking Beldanga railway station, setting portions of the complex on fire and thrashing the RPF officials deputed there, officials said.

     

  • 9:25 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    RBI Central Board discusses functioning of co-operative banks

    The RBI Central Board on Friday reviewed functioning of the urban cooperative banks and enforcement framework in the backdrop of scam in the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank affecting lakhs of depositors.

  • 9:24 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Five held for cutting and stealing overhead Delhi metro power cable

    The Ghaziabad police has arrested five persons for allegedly cutting and stealing Delhi Metro power cables from near the Electronic City metro station.

  • 9:22 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    I've accepted student's demand, they'll also be a part of the committee: MCNU Registrar

    Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication Registrar, Deependra Baghel said,"I've accepted their demand that they'll also be a part of the committee. Dilip Mandal & Mukesh Kumar won't enter the University until probe is completed. But they're demanding that the VC seek apology over his statement, a statement which they twisted".

  • 9:16 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    MCNU students holds protest against 2 visiting professors

    Students of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, in Bhopal protest against 2 visiting professors, Dilip Mandal and Mukesh Kr, alleging that they create caste divide among students. 

  • 9:12 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    BJP leader writes to CM Thackeray demanding implementation of Citzenship law in Maharashtra

    BJP leader Ashish Shelar writes to CM Uddhav Thackeray demanding implementation of  Citizenship Amendment Act in the state. He has also cited the statements by two Congress ministers against it and has requested CM to implement this without delay. 

  • 8:49 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Anganwadi Centers, govt-private schools to remain closed tomorrow in Dehradun, Hardiwar

    All Anganwadi Centers, government and private schools in Dehradun and Hardiwar districts to remain closed tomorrow, following weather forecast by India Meteorological Department 

     

  • 8:43 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    HRD Higher Education Secretary transferred to Social Justice Ministry

    HRD Higher Education Secretary R Subhrahmanyam was transferred to the Social Justice Ministry on Friday. The development came against the backdrop of protests in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) over fee hike and the continuing deadlock between students and the university administration.

     

  • 8:40 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Mamata has no option but to abide by Citizenship law: West Bengal Governor

    Criticising West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her assertion that she would not implement the new Citizenship Act, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday said a person holding a constitutional post cannot oppose a law.

  • 8:36 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Robust bilateral cooperation augurs well for the people of India and Maldives: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his tweet said,"Delighted to meet you, Minister Abdulla Shahid. Glad that we had the opportunity to discuss various aspects of the strong friendship between our nations. Robust bilateral cooperation augurs well for the people of our nations."

  • 8:32 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Parts of Himachal receive rains, snowfall, tourists rejoice

    Parts of Himachal Pradesh, including state capital Shimla, received fresh snowfall on Friday, bringing cheer to tourists. Tribal dominant districts of Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur and tourist places of Kufri and Manali received snowfall for the second consecutive day, while Shimla received the first snowfall of the season.

  • 8:30 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    India, Maldives agree to strengthen cooperation to combat common threats arising from terrorism

    India and the Maldives on Friday agreed to hold the meeting of Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism, Countering Violent Extremism and De-radicalisation at an early date to strengthn cooperation required to combat the common threats arising from terrorism and radicalism.

  • 8:25 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Voice of the Opposition has been throttled by Ruling Party: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

    Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, in his letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said, "We believe that House belongs to Opposition also, but today voice of the Opposition has been throttled by Ruling Party, which has been witnessed by your good self also".

    The letter further reads, "You are our custodian. That is why, I got prompted to express our grievances before you so that we would not be ever deprived of articulating our voice inside the Parliament."

  • 8:17 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    JDU's Gulam Rasool Balyawi takes part in protest against CAB, NRC in Patna

    Janata Dal United's, member of state legislative council Gulam Rasool Balyawi, took part in a protest march in Patna against Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC, earlier today.

  • 8:04 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    ATS arrests another SIMI member, aide of train blasts convict in 2006 case

    The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad has arrested another member of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) from Delhi in a 2006 case, an official said on Friday.

     

  • 7:54 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Amit Shah visits BSF Headquarters

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited Border Security Force Headquarters, earlier today.

  • 7:38 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Moderate Rain, thundershower very likely to occur during the next 3 hours in Himachal: IMD

    India Meteorological Department, Himachal Pradesh: Moderate Rain/thundershower very likely to occur during the next 3 hours in districts of Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur, Mandi ,Hamirpur, Bilaspur, Una & parts of Kangra and Kullu districts.

  • 7:18 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Govt, private schools, Anganwadi Centers to remain closed tomorrow in Uttarkashi

    All government and private schools, and Anganwadi Centers in Uttarkashi to remain closed tomorrow, in view of rainfall and snowfall forecast.

  • 7:15 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Contrary to his wish, Zakir Naik was not allowed to come to Maldives: Maldivian Parliament's Speaker

    Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik wanted to enter The Maldives but his request was turned down by the government of the island nation. "Zakir Naik wanted to come to the Maldives, we did not allow him," Speaker of Maldivian Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed, told reporters in New Delhi.

  • 7:00 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    This is unfortunate not just for the country but for their party as well, says Gadkari on Rahul Gandhi's 'rape in India' remark

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Rahul Gandhi's 'rape in India' remark said: "The statement given by Rahul Gandhi, it is unfortunate not just for the country and the democracy, but for their party as well. Agar woh bade dil ke hain toh unhe bayan wapas lena chahiye."

  • 6:55 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Anti-CAB protests intensify in Bengal

    The Anti-CAB protests has intensified in West Bengal. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is leading the agitation. Blockade has been organised at Howrah. 

  • 6:51 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    We have requested Chief Minister to have joint agitation against Citizenship Amendment Act, says Kerala Opposition leader

    Kerala Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said: "We have requested Chief Minister to have a joint agitation against Citizenship Amendment Act. CM has agreed, all ministers and leaders of the Assembly and Opposition also will sit together at Martyrs Column on 16th December to raise our voice."

  • 6:34 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    All schools in Pithoragarh to remain closed tomorrow due to heavy rain

    All government and private schools in Pithoragarh to remain closed tomorrow, in view of heavy rainfall forecast in the area.

  • 6:08 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    CAB row: Northeast Frontier Railway cancels 106 passenger trains

    106 passenger trains cancelled, short terminated by Northeast Frontier Railway in view of disruptions in train movement following protests against amended Citizenship Act. 

  • 5:59 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    CBI conducts raid at Ajay Prakash Lohia's residence in connection with kidnapping case

    Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducts searches at premise of one, Ajay Prakash Lohia and Aman Lohia at Vasant Vihar (Delhi) and Kolkata. Incriminating documents have been recovered. Case registered against Aman Lohia in connection with the kidnapping of his minor daughter.

    During probe it was found that Aman Lohia in conspiracy with Pawan Kumar and maid servant left India kidnapping his own minor daughter from lawful custody of his wife,Kiran Lohia. Pawan, a business associate of Ajay Prakash Lohia-father of Aman Lohia,was arrested by CBI on October 15.

  • 5:54 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    I have requested PM Modi to have new building of Parliament by 2022, says Lok Sabha speaker

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said: "By 2022 when we celebrate 75 years of Independence, our effort is to have a new session in a new building of Parliament, the process is on, discussions are on. I had requested to Prime Minister, and he had given his assent."

     

  • 5:50 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    We have registered our objection against the remark of Rahul Gandhi, says Smriti Irani

    Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani said: "We have registered our objection against the remark of Rahul Gandhi. Election Commission has assured us that they will follow the legal procedure and do justice."

    "We have said this before that crimes against women should not be politicised. Rahul Gandhi dared to make rapes a political tool. We have requested Election Commission to take action," she added. 

     

  • 5:26 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Price of onions has started going down at several places, says Nirmala Sitharaman

    Nirmala Sitharaman said: "The price of onions has started going down at several places. It is not completely less, but it is going down. We've had a Group of Ministers' meeting which is reviewing on almost every 1-2 days' gap basis & deciding on how to further take up the import related issues."

    "Onions are a fast perishable commodity. Due to rain in some places, flooding in some other, crop extent was less and hence the less output. Due to this it has gone out of certain reasonable level. Govt is taking steps to import & bring onions to the market as soon as possible," she added. 

  • 4:41 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Amit Shah cancels Shillong visit on December 15

    Union Minister Amit Shah was scheduled to vist Shillong to the N-E Police Academy on December 15. He has now cancelled his visit. Home Minister Amit Shah will be in Jharkhand tomorrow and on Monday.

  • 4:36 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Entry and exit at Patel Chowk and Janpath have been closed: DMRC

    Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) released a statement: As advised by Delhi Police, entry and exit at Patel Chowk and Janpath have been closed. Trains will not be halting at these stations.

  • 4:36 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rahul Gandhi has trivialised rape, says Nirmala Sitharaman during economic presentation

    Nirmala Sitharaman during a media conference on economy said: "Rahul Gandhi has trivialised rape."

  • 4:25 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rs 1.57 lakh crore tax refunded this yr vs Rs 1.23 lakh crore last year: Revenue Secretary

    Rs 1.57 lakh crore tax refunded this yr vs Rs 1.23 lakh cr last year, says Revenue Secretary on steps taken to boost consumption in economy.

  • 4:20 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rs 33,000 crore income tax refunds issued till November, says Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey

    Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey said: "Rs 33,000 cr income tax refunds issued till Nov as compared to Rs 36,000 cr in whole of last year."

  • 4:19 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    We have made Annual returns optional for those who have salary below 2.5 lacs: Ajay Bhushan

    Revenue Secretary said: "We have make Annual returns optionals for those who have salary below 2.5 lacs."

  • 4:11 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rameshwar Prasad Gupta appointed as Special Secretary of NITI Aayog

    Rameshwar Prasad Gupta, Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog has been appointed as Special Secretary, NITI Aayog.

  • 4:10 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    66 percent of budgeted capex of Rs 3.38 lakh crore already undertaken: CEA

    66 percent of budgeted capex of Rs 3.38 lakh crore already undertaken, says CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian on steps taken to boost economy.

  • 4:09 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Ravi Mittal appointed as Secretary of IB Ministry

    Ravi Mittal, Special Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance has been appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

  • 4:06 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    More than 8 lakh repo-linked loans amounting to Rs 70,000 cr sanctioned till Nov 27: CEA

    CEA said: "More than 8 lakh repo-linked loans amounting to Rs 70,000 cr sanctioned till Nov 27."

  • 3:58 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Evidence of measures to boost investment is actually seen in the record FDI inflows: CEA in economy presentation

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses media on Economy. CEA KV Subramanian said: "Evidence of measures to boost investment is actually seen in the record FDI inflows - US$ 35 Billion in the first half of 2019-20 as against US$ 31 Bn during the same period last yr. It's a good sign of foreigners seeing India as a very important destination."

     

  • 3:57 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses media on Economy

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses media on Economy. 

  • 3:43 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Citizenship Amendment is applicable to all states: MHA

    Govt sources on five states which have said that they will not implement Citizenship Amendment Act: "Issue of citizenship comes under the union list by 7th schedule of the Constitution. Such amendment is applicable to all states."

  • 3:41 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Sensex rallies 428 points to end at 41,009.71; Nifty settles near 12,100

    Sensex rallies 428 points to end at 41,009.71; Nifty settles near 12,100.

  • 3:41 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    PIL filed in Supreme Court to hang Delhi gang-rape case convicts

    A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court to hang the convicts of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case. The petition demanded that the reconsideration petition and the curative petition of the convicts be disposed of within a month.

  • 3:39 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    12 petitions against Citizenship Act in Supreme Court

    12 petitions have been filed in Supreme Court against the Citizenship Amendment Act.  IUML, TMC, Peace Party and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh among the petitioners. 

  • 3:35 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Delhi court sends ex-Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Singh to ED custody in RFL money-laundering case

    Delhi court sends ex-Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Singh to ED custody in RFL money-laundering case till December 19. 

  • 3:34 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    PM asked us to trust him, but we don't as he didn't keep his word on illegal immigrants: AASU

    AASU chief advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya said: " The PM asked us to trust him, but we don't as he didn't keep his word on illegal immigrants." "The president giving assent to CAB within days of being passed in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha is very unfortunate," he added. 

  • 3:31 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    EAM Jaishankar and Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid sign agreements between two countries

    External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar and Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid sign agreements between the two countries. Other MoUs also exchanged in the presence of the two ministers.

     

  • 3:24 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    CAB unrest: Death toll rises to 4 in North-East

    Amid the protests in North-East against the Citizenship Amendment Act, till now 4 people have been killed. 

  • 3:20 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Vegetable oil imports down marginally to 11.28 lakh tonne in November

    Vegetable oil imports fell marginally to 11.28 lakh tonne in November due to decline in inward shipments of non-edible oil, according to Solvent Extractors' Association. Out of the total vegetable oil import, the shipments of edible oil rose to 10,97,424 tonne in November 2019 from 10,73,353 tonne in the same month last year. Non-edible oils import, however, fell to 30,796 tonne compared to 60,450 tonne in the year-ago period, SEA said in a statement.

  • 3:19 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Students of Jamia Millia Islamia University stage protest against Citizenship Amendment Act

    The students of Jamia Millia Islamia University staged protest against Citizenship Amendment Act.

  • 2:59 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    States have no power to deny Union law: MHA

    The Ministry of Home of Affairs released a statement: "States have no power to deny Union law." 

  • 2:54 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Supreme Court adjourns Amrapali real estate case to December 16

    The Supreme Court has adjourned the Amrapali real estate case to December 16. 

  • 2:47 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Andhra Pradesh Assembly has passed Disha Bill 2019

    Andhra Pradesh Assembly has passed Andhra Pradesh Disha Bill 2019 (Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2019). The bill provides for awarding death sentence for offences of rape and gang rape and expediting verdict in trials of such cases within 21 days.

  • 2:46 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    All schools in Assam to remain closed till December 22

    All schools in Assam to remain closed till December 22. 

  • 2:39 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Four judges of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, today filed their report in Supreme Court saying that the allegation by the petitioner, Enakshi Ganguly, that minors were detained by state authorities in the Valley, after the abrogation of article 370, is wrong.

    The Supreme Court after going through the report submitted by the four J&K High Court judges,said that it seems misinformation is being spread and that no minor is being detained.

  • 2:38 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Winter Session: Lok Sabha passes 14 bills; Rajya Sabha passes 15 bills

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said: "In the winter session, Lok Sabha passed 14 bills and the Rajya Sabha passed 15 bills. Productivity was 116% in Lok Sabha and 100% in Rajya Sabha."

     

  • 2:36 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    MoUs/Agreements signed and exchanged during the 6th India-Maldives Joint Commission Meeting

    MoUs/Agreements signed and exchanged during the 6th India-Maldives Joint Commission Meeting

  • 2:13 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Hope death sentence for Nirbhaya's rapist announced soon, says Delhi CM Kejriwal

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said: " I want the convicts(in Nirbhaya case) to be hanged at the earliest, all formalities which are remaining should be completed immediately."

  • 2:08 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Japan PM's visit deferred: MEA

    "With reference to the proposed visit of Japanese PM Abe to India, both sides have decided to defer the visit to a mutually convenient date in the future," said MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.

  • 2:07 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    New act violates right to equality, says Jairam Ramesh

    Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said: "The new act violates right to equality."

  • 2:06 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Congress leader Jairam Ramesh moves SC over citizenship act

    The Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has moved the Supreme Court over Citizenship act. 

  • 1:59 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Govt to administer oath to Delhi schoolboys to behave with girls, says Arvind Kejriwal

    Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that the Delhi government will administer an oath to male students at all schools to behave well with girls and not indulge in crimes against women.

  • 1:58 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Seven Bangladeshi nationals arrested on charges of illegally entering India

    Seven Bangladeshi nationals arrested on charges of illegally entering India. Further investigation underway

  • 1:57 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Whatever stand Congress party has taken on Citizenship Amendment Act, we will follow, says Kamal Nath

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath said: "Whatever stand the Congress party has taken on Citizenship Amendment Act, we will follow that,do we want to be a part of a process that sows seeds of divisiveness?"

  • 1:55 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    I am committed to protect the rights of the indigenous people of Assam, says CM Sonowal

    Chief Minsiter of Assam, Sarbanand Sonowal said: "I am committed to protect the rights of the indigenous people of Assam." "Won't tolerate any violence, strong action to be taken against those involved in vandalism," he added. 

     

  • 1:43 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    It will be a blot on our country, says CM Mamata Banerjee

    It will be a blot on our country, says Mamata Banerjee on reports that Japan PM may cancel India visit amid Assam protests over Citizenship Act.

     

  • 1:37 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    We will follow the policy of our party's central leadership, says Balasaheb Thorat

    Maharashtra Minister and Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat on being asked if Maharashtra will implement Citizenship Amendment Act said: "We will follow the policy of our party's central leadership."

  • 1:36 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    BJP to move EC against Rahul Gandhi

    The Bhartiya Janta Party will move to Election Commission against Rahul Gandhi. BJP delegation comprising senior leaders Smriti Irani and Saroj Pandey to meet Election Commission later today

  • 1:16 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rajya Sabha has also been adjourned Sine Die

    Rajya Sabha has also been adjourned Sine Die. 

  • 1:11 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    EAM Jaishankar meets Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid

    External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar meets Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid. 

  • 1:08 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Maharashtra State Commission for Women writes to CJI Bobde over 2008 rape and murder convict

    Maharashtra State Commission for Women writes to CJI SA Bobde and demanded him to take suo motu cognizance of letter and turn it into a petition for hearing against a Bombay HC order which commuted death sentence of a 2008 rape and murder convict to life sentence on grounds of delay. 

  • 1:06 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Special Court grants bail to Yasmin Kapoor in money laundering case

    A Special Court granted bail to Yasmin Kapoor, a close aide of corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar in a money laundering case in connection with an aviation deal being probed by Enforcement Directorate.

  • 12:56 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rajya Sabha adjourned for second time amid Opposition uproar over citizenship law

    Rajya Sabha adjourned for second time amid Opposition uproar over citizenship law. The House will meet again at 1 pm. 

  • 12:53 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    BJP's deflecting attention from North East protests by highlighting my remark over rape: Rahul Gandhi

    Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Friday addressed media and said, "I have a clip on my phone in which Narendra Modi ji is calling Delhi a 'rape capital', will tweet it so that everyone can see. Just to deflect attention from protests in North East, this is being made an issue by BJP."

  • 12:52 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    I will not apologize: Rahul Gandhi refuses to apology for his 'rape in India' remark

    "I will not apologize," says Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on BJP demanding an apology from him for his 'rape in India' remark.

    "I have a clip on my phone in which Narendra Modi ji is calling Delhi a 'rape capital', will tweet it so that everyone can see. Just to deflect attention from protests in North East, this is being made an issue by BJP," said Rahul Gandhi.

  • 12:50 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Some tried to take advantage of the: Kiren Rijiju on CAB protests

    "Some elements may try to create violence but northeastern people are peace-loving, protests are also taking place but there are ways & means of protesting. Some have tried to take advantage of the situation," Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said on protests against Citizenship Amendment Act.

     

  • 12:50 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Severe hailstorm hit Madhya Pradesh's Dewas district

  • 12:34 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Nirbhaya Case convicts produced via video conference

    The convicts of the Nirbhaya rape and murder case have been produced in front of judge thorugh video conference. 

  • 12:26 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Lok Sabha Adjourned sine die

    Amid the ruckus over Rahul Gandhi's 'Rape in India' remark, the Lok Sabha has been adjourned sine die. 

  • 12:24 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    If Rahul is Indian, he must apologise to women, says Giriraj Singh

    Union Minister Giriraj Singh said: "If Rahul Gandhi is Indian, he must apologise to women."

  • 12:21 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rahul Gandhi must apologise on the floor of House, says Rajnath Singh

    Union Minister Rajnath Singh said: "Rahul Gandhi must apologise on the floor of the house." 

  • 12:16 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Sabarimala Temple matter: Supreme Court to constitute larger constitution bench to hear review petitions

    Sabarimala Temple matter: Supreme Court says, we will constitute a larger constitution bench at the earliest which will hear the review petitions in connection with the matter.

    CJI Bobde observed, "There is a judgment (allowing women entry) in the Sabarimala temple, but it is equally true that the issue has been referred to a larger Bench. We do not want any violence".

  • 12:14 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Delhi HC seeks affidavit from JNU mentioning details of students

    Delhi High Court seeks affidavit from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) mentioning details of students against whom contempt petition was initiated.

  • 12:11 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Such people should not be elected to house, says Rajnath Singh

    Union Minister Rajnath Singh has taken strong exception to Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi's remarks, saying in Parliament that such people should not be elected to the house. "Equating rape to Make in India is hurtful," he said, demanding an apology from the former Congress President

     

     

  • 12:09 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Equating Make in India to Rape in hurtful: Rajnath condemns Rahul

    Union Minister Rajnath Singh said: "Equating Make in India to Rape in hurtful."

  • 12:07 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    No time to direct Kerala govt to allow petitioner Fathima to enter Sabarimala Ayyappa temple: SC

    SC says time not right today to direct Kerala Govt to allow petitioner Fathima A S to enter Sabarimala Ayyappa temple saying it is an emotive issue and it doesn't want violence when 7 judge bench is entrusted to reconsider order allowing women in 10-50 year group into s

  • 11:51 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    It's shocking that JNU knows nothing about agitating students: Delhi High Court

    Delhi High Court: "'Shocking' that JNU knows nothing about agitating students against whom it filed contempt petition."

  • 11:48 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    BJP to protest against Rahul Gandhi outside Parliament

    The Bhartiya Janta Party will protest against Rahul Gandhi over his 'Rape in India' remark outside Parliament. 

  • 11:46 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Unfortunately Make in India is not happening, says Kanimozhi

    Kanimozhi, DMK on Rahul Gandhi's 'rape in India' remark said: "PM said 'Make in India', which we respect, but what is happening in country? That is what Rahul Gandhi intended to say. Unfortunately Make in India is not happening and women in the country are being raped. This is a concern."

  • 11:43 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Supreme Court issues notice to EC on plea alleging discrepancies EVMs in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

    Supreme Court issues notice to Election Commission on plea filed by Association for Democratic Reforms alleging discrepancies in the final vote counts and EVMs in 2019 Lok Sabha polls. A Bench headed by CJI seeks response from poll panel&posts the matter for hearing in February 2020.

     

  • 11:42 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    I have decided to join the CAB case in Supreme Court, says Ramesh Chennithala

    Kerala Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said: "I have decided to join the CAB case in Supreme Court because CAB is violation of the Constitution. People of Kerala are against Citizenship Amendment Act."
     
  • 11:35 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    NGOs file joint petition in Supreme Court challenging validity of Citizenship Amendment Act

    NGO's Rihai Manch and Citizens Against Hate have filed a joint petition in supreme court challenging the validity of Citizenship Amendment Act.

  • 11:33 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    MPs raise slogans of 'Rahul Gandhi maafi maango' over his 'rape in India' remark

    Few MPs in Rajya Sabha raise slogans of 'Rahul Gandhi maafi maango' over Rahul Gandhi's 'rape in India' remark; Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu says, "you cannot take the name of a person who is not a member of this House. No body has the business to disturb the House".

     

  • 11:32 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rajya Sabha adjouned after ruckus over Rahul Gandhi's remark

    The Rajya Sabha  and Lok Sabha session was adjourned after ruckus over Rahul Gandhi's 'rape in India' remark till 12 pm.

  • 11:21 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    PM Modi congratulates Boris Johnson for his victory in UK elections

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets, "Many congratulations to PM Boris Johnson for his return with a thumping majority. I wish him the best and look forward to working together for closer India-UK ties".

  • 11:20 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    This is first time in history that a leader is giving a clarion call that Indian women should be raped, says Irani

    Union Minister Smriti Irani in Lok Sabha on Rahul Gandhi's 'rape in India' remark said: "This is first time in history that a leader is giving a clarion call that Indian women should be raped. Is this Rahul Gandhi's message to the people of the country?"

  • 11:19 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rahul Gandhi must be punished for making such statements, says Smriti Irani

    Union Minister Smriti Irani said: "Rahul Gandhi must be punished for making such statements."

  • 11:17 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    BJP seeks Rahul's apology over 'Rape in India' remark

    The Bhartiya Janta Party has sought an apolofy from Rahul Gandhi over his 'Rape in India' remark. 

  • 11:15 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rahul Gandhi has insulted 'Bharat Mata' says Locket Chatterjee

    BJP MP Locket Chatterjee said: "Rahul Gandhi has insulted 'Bharat Mata'."

  • 11:08 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Congress and CPI gives Suspension of Business Notice under rule 267 in Rajya Sabha

    Congress and CPI has given Suspension of Business Notice under rule 267 in Rajya Sabha regarding 'law and order situation in Assam, Tripura and the northeast due to Citizenship Amendment Act'.

     

  • 11:01 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Congress and IUML gives adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha

    Congress and Indian Union Muslim League has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over 'Protest in Assam and other parts of the country against implementation of Citizenship Amendment Act'.

     

  • 10:56 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rain brings down temperature, improves Delhi's air quality significantly

    Overnight rains in Delhi that continued till Friday morning, bought down the mercury and led to a significant improvement in the city's air quality.The national capital, which received 33.5 millimetres of rain since Thursday, recorded a minimum temperature of 12.8 degrees Celsius.

  • 10:54 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    When we have fought for 7 years, we can wait for another week, says Asha Devi

    Asha Devi, mother of 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim said: "When we have fought for 7 years, we can wait for another week. On 18 December, their (convicts in the case) death warrant will be issued." 

     

  • 10:46 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    TMC leader Mahua Moitra challenges validity of Citizenship Amendment Act

    Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra moves Supreme Court challenging the validity of Citizenship Amendment Act. A Bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde refuses early hearing for today and asks lawyer to mention the matter before the mentioning officer.

  • 10:46 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Conservatives secure majority in House of Commons

    The Conservatives have secured a majority in the House of Commons after winning their 326th seat

  • 10:44 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Pakistani intruder shot dead by Border Security Force

    In the intervening night a Pakistani intruder who was sneaking into Indian territory was shot dead by Border Security Force(BSF) in Manguchak border outpost in Samba sector(J&K). Number of intruders who tried to sneak in is yet to be ascertained

  • 10:40 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Nirbhaya case: Next hearing is scheduled on December 18

    Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora adjourned the hearing on plea of Nirbhaya's parents seeking issuance of death warrant and execution of all convicts, till 18th December

     

  • 10:37 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    All necessary steps will be taken, once Supreme Court gives verdict on review petition, says Judge

    Judge said: "All necessary steps will be taken once the Supreme Court gives verdict on review petition." 

  • 10:29 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Sensex rises over 250 points on strong global cues; Nifty above 12K

    Market benchmark BSE Sensex jumped over 250 points on Friday led by global euphoria over progress in US-China trade and likely Conservative Party win in UK general elections. After rising 284 points in early session, the 30-share index was trading 244.04 points or 0.60 per cent higher at 40,825.75. Similarly, the broader Nifty was trading 66.20 points or 0.55 per cent up at 12,038. Tata Motors was the top gainer in the Sensex pack rallying up to 3.78 per cent, followed by Vedanta, Yes Bank, Tata Steel, SBI, M&M, Axis Bank and RIL. On the other hand, Bharti Airtel was the top loser, shedding up to 0.59 per cent. Asian Paints, Kotak Bank, Bajaj Auto and Sun Pharma were also trading in the red.

  • 10:27 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    BJP to hold public awareness programme on Citizenship Amendment Act

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to hold public awareness and outreach programme in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Guwahati and Lucknow from 14-18 December on Citizenship Amendment Act.

  • 10:19 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Gangotri-Yamunotri Highway blocked due to heavy snowfall

    Gangotri-Yamunotri Highway blocked near Suki Top and Radi Top and Suwakholi-Mussoorie-Dehradun highway blocked due to snowfall in the region.

     

  • 10:12 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    After these convicts are hanged atrocities against women, rape cases will stop, asks Convicts' advocate

    AP Singh, Advocate for convict in 2012 Delhi gang-rape case said: "When those sitting in Parliament say these kind of criminals should be shot dead, it's disrespect of the Constitution.Can anyone guarantee that after these convicts are hanged atrocities against women,rape cases will stop?"

     

  • 10:04 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    RJD MP Manoj Jha gives Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha

    RJD MP Manoj Jha has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'demand to revisit time allocation mechanism to provide smaller political parties adequate participation in debates in houses in Parliament'.

  • 10:01 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Pakistan appoints Mushtaq Ahmed as spin bowling consultant

    Pakistan has appointed former Test leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed as a spin bowling consultant for a one-year term. Mushtaq's first job will be to work with experienced leg-spinner Yasir Shah at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore and get him ready for the second Test against Sri Lanka in Karachi.

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that Yasir had been released from the national team in Rawalpindi and told to report to the new spin consultant in Lahore.

  • 9:31 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    UK Election: Jeremy Corbyn announces his resignation as leader of Labour party

    Jeremy Corbyn has announced his resignation as leader of the Labour party after trends predict heavy defeat for the party in the UK election 2019: UK media

  • 9:29 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Baby girl found dead in Latur river in Maharashtra

    A baby girl was found dead in Gharni River at Chakur taluka in Maharashtra's Latur district, police said on Friday. The body of the infant was found floating in Gharni River at Gharni village on Thursday morning, and a DNA test will be conducted to ascertain the baby's identity, the inspector Jaywant Chavan of Chakur police station said.

  • 9:28 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Sensex jumps 284.28 pts to 40,865.99 in opening session

    Market benchmark BSE Sensex jumped over 250 points on Friday led by global euphoria over progress in US-China trade and likely Conservative Party win in UK general elections.

    After rising 284 points in early session, the 30-share index was trading 244.04 points or 0.60 per cent higher at 40,825.75. Similarly, the broader Nifty was trading 66.20 points or 0.55 per cent up at 12,038.

    Tata Motors was the top gainer in the Sensex pack rallying up to 3.78 per cent, followed by Vedanta, Yes Bank, Tata Steel, SBI, M&M, Axis Bank and RIL.

    On the other hand, Bharti Airtel was the top loser, shedding up to 0.59 per cent. Asian Paints, Kotak Bank, Bajaj Auto and Sun Pharma were also trading in the red.

     

  • 9:25 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    CAB protest: Japan PM Shinzo Abe likely to cancel India visit: Report

    Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may cancel India visit amid protests over Citizenship Act: Reuters quoting local media

  • 9:10 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Today in Lok Sabha

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla is expected to adjourn the House sine die at the conclusion of its winter session on Friday during which over a dozen Bills passed, including the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will introduce the motion for election to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Bathinda, Bibinagar, Deoghar and Gorakhpur.

    The Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill, 2019 will be moved by Union External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar. The Bill will make special provisions for repression of piracy on high seas and provide for punishment for the offence of piracy.

  • 8:16 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    CAB protest: Restriction eased in Guwahati, Dibrugarh till 1 pm

    Restrictions in Guwahati eased from 6 am to 1 pm while curfew in Dibrugarh relaxed from 8 am to 1 pm. Section 144 has been imposed in several parts of Northeast, including Assam following passage of Citizenship Bill 2019

  • 7:10 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Foreign Affairs Minister of Indonesia arrives in India, will meet S Jaishankar today

    Foreign Affairs Minister of Indonesia, Retno L P Marsudi arrives in India. She will meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, today.

  • 7:02 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    EAM S Jaishankar to move The Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha, today

    External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar to move The Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha, today.

  • 7:01 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Eight minors escape from correctional home in Bhopal

    Eight juveniles in conflict with law escaped from a correctional home here after breaking a window of their room on Thursday, the police said. Those who escaped were aged between 13 and 17, said inspector Virendra Chauhan of Jehangirabad police station.

    They were being tried for offences such as thefts and fights. Five of the boys were Bhopal residents, two from Raisen and one from Vidisha, he added. The police have launched a search, he said. 

  • 6:59 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Electricity supply disconnected at 10-14 police stations in Ludhiana by PSPCL over bill dues

    Electricity supply disconnected at 10-14 police stations in Ludhiana by Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) over bill dues.

    "51 govt departments are defaulting on an amount of ₹214 cr. We've not disconnected connections of hospitals, water supply&govt schools as that will adversely affect public life but we've disconnected supply to 10-14 police stations," said DPS Grewal, Chief Engineer(Central Zone) of PSPCL. 

  • 6:52 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Modi promised 'Make in India' but it's 'Rape in India': Rahul Gandhi

    "Narendra Modi had said 'Make in India' but nowadays wherever you look, it is 'Rape in India'. In Uttar Pradesh Narendra Modi's MLA raped a woman, then she met with an accident but Narendra Modi did not utter a word," said Rahul Gandhi in a public rally in Godda, Jharkhand

  • 6:47 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Haryana: 13-year-old girl allegedly raped in Luthera

    A 13-year-old girl allegedly raped in Luthera village of Fatehabad, Haryana. Dharambir Punia, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Fatehabad says, "Case registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) & SC/ST Act. Further investigation underway".

  • 6:46 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    CAB Stir: Mobile internet services suspended for 48 hours across Meghalaya

    Mobile internet services suspended for 48 hours across Meghalaya amid protest over passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019

  • 6:45 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    President Ram Nath Kovind gives his assent to The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

    President Ram Nath Kovind gives his assent to The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.