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Shooting at suburban Atlanta mall injures 1 as shoppers flee
by AP on 2019-12-15 at 04:17
Police said they have identified a suspect and are looking for him, but provided no further details.
Amended Citizenship Act Protests: 3 Dead, Curfew Relaxed In Guwahati
on 2019-12-15 at 03:51
The curfew which was imposed in the wake of protests over amended Citizenship Act, 2019, in Guwahati has been relaxed from 7 am to 4 pm on Sunday.
New Zealand recovery teams return to volcanic island, two remain missing; death toll rises to 16
by Reuters on 2019-12-15 at 03:29
The toll may rise further as more than two dozen people are still hospitalised across New Zealand and Australia, most with severe burn injuries.
International Drug Cartel Worth Rs 1,300 Crore Seized In Delhi
on 2019-12-15 at 03:07
The Narcotics Control Bureau has busted an international drug cartel with the arrest of nine people and seizure of narcotics worth about Rs 1,300 crore, officials said on Saturday.
Bolivia’s interim leader says arrest warrant to be issued against Morales
by Reuters on 2019-12-15 at 02:53
Mr. Morales is in Argentina, granted refugee status this week just days after the inauguration of new President Alberto Fernandez.
Did It Snow In Rajasthan? Thick Blanket Of Hail Leaves This Town White
on 2019-12-15 at 02:41
The usually torrid district of Rajasthan’s Nagaur had an unusual evening on Thursday – it received a hailstorm, that left it covered with multiple layers of ice, making it look like a hill station…
BJP’s Assam Ally Does A U-Turn On Citizenship Act, To Approach Top Court
on 2019-12-15 at 02:37
A key BJP ally in the northeast, which had supported the amended Citizenship Act, has now decided to oppose it. The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) announced its stand on Saturday after a crucial meeting…
Negotiators work through the night to salvage U.N. climate summit
by Reuters on 2019-12-15 at 02:37
Talks were scheduled to conclude on Friday but lurched into a second extra day as major economies and smaller states struggled to resolve outstanding issues under the 2015 Paris Agreement to tackle global warming.
NHAI to operate more hybrid lanes until 75% of vehicles are fitted with fastag
on 2019-12-15 at 02:30
The chairman of NHAI Sukbir Singh Sandhu has asked the regional officers of the NHAI to take call in converting the FASTag lane into hybrid lane as temporary measures. He, however, instructed the ROs not to convert more than 25% of FASTag lanes of fee plaza to hybrid lanes during the period.
Security forces fire tear gas, dozens wounded in Lebanon protest
by Reuters on 2019-12-15 at 01:25
The Lebanese Civil Defense said it treated 54 people for injuries, taking more than half to hospital.
15-year residency to be must for owning land in J&K, Ladakh?
on 2019-12-15 at 01:07
The government has denied any move to offer special status to the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Ladakh under Article 371 of the Constitution, while indicating a move to notify domicile rules for the two newly-created UTs. A proposal on the table is to make 15 years of residency in the Union Territory a mandatory requirement for domicile status.
Bumper onion harvest makes debt-hit farmer a crorepati
on 2019-12-15 at 00:32
None will be spared, says Mamata as Bengal erupts
on 2019-12-15 at 00:13
Amid day-long violent protests and widespread destruction of vehicles and government property, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday appealed for peace and urged people not to take law into their hands and adopt undemocratic means of protests.
India expands Indo-Pacific policy
on 2019-12-15 at 00:10
India is increasing the area covered by its Indo-Pacific policy to include the western Indian ocean and Arabian Sea. This means that Asean is not only the heart of the Indo-Pacific, but includes the Gulf states and Africa.
Thrown off train by robber, disabled woman loses leg
on 2019-12-15 at 00:05
Allergies affect 33% of Indians, most don’t get right treatment
on 2019-12-15 at 00:03
Eatery levies both GST & service charge, fined
on 2019-12-15 at 00:01
Voter ID card, passport prove citizenship: Court
on 2019-12-14 at 23:54
Holding that passports and voter identity cards are sufficient proof of citizenship, a magistrate court has acquitted a father and son accused of illegally entering the country from Bangladesh.
No more mobile pujas & cricket: Data price pinches poor as much as onions
on 2019-12-14 at 23:41
With Airtel, Vodafone and Jio increasing tariffs for prepaid plans, the urban poor, who get their fix of what digital anthropologist Payal Kapoor calls ABCD: Astrology, Bollywood, Cricket and Devotion, from their smartphones, are feeling the pinch. And the numbers of those affected aren’t small since prepaid accounts for 95% of Indian subscribers.
Rahul’s Savarkar jibe draws fire from new ally Shiv Sena
on 2019-12-14 at 23:33
Rahul Gandhi found himself at odds with new ally Shiv Sena on Saturday, with the Maharashtra outfit slamming his jibe at Veer Savarkar as a person who sought clemency from the British, saying that insulting the Hindutva icon is unacceptable. While the intention was to challenge BJP, the jibe elicited a sharp rebuke from Sena.
16 Aussies rescued from Kaziranga
on 2019-12-14 at 23:25
Will tweak Citizenship (Amendment) Act if needed, says Amit Shah
on 2019-12-14 at 23:21
In his first public rally after the Citizenship (Amendment) Act cleared the Parliament hurdle, Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday hinted that “some changes” could be made in the law’s provisions to address the concerns of the northeastern states.
Countrywide NRC inevitable: Rajnath Singh
on 2019-12-14 at 23:12
Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday stressed on the inevitability of nationwide implementation of National Register of Citizenship (NRC), saying nothing can deter the government from doing so and assured that there would be “due diligence” for the exercise aimed at identifying the “swadeshi” and “videshi”.
ATMs go dry in Guwahati, chicken sells for 500/kg
on 2019-12-14 at 23:02
The ongoing anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) agitation has completely disrupted normal life in Guwahati, with people having to face severe food shortage, sky-high prices, cashless ATMs and defunct card-swiping machines. Also, most fuel stations have gone dry due to supply disruptions or have been crippled by lack of cash and internet facilities.
Prashant Kishor offers to quit, Nitish says no
on 2019-12-14 at 22:58
NET postponed in Assam, Meghalaya
on 2019-12-14 at 22:52
‘Act against use of kids in violence’
on 2019-12-14 at 22:51
Trainee IPS Officer, Charged With Harassing Wife, Suspended
on 2019-12-14 at 22:49
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has suspended trainee Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Kokkanti Maheshwar Reddy, who is facing charges of harassing his wife for divorce.
Put Meghalaya under ILP, CM urges Amit Shah
on 2019-12-14 at 22:47
Meghalaya Government To Pass Resolution Seeking Inner Line Permit
on 2019-12-14 at 22:46
The Meghalaya government will pass a resolution during a special session of the Legislative Assembly on December 19 seeking implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state, officials said…
CAA was long overdue: Top Army official
on 2019-12-14 at 22:43
“Air India Needs To Survive Till It Is Sold,” Says Airline Chief
on 2019-12-14 at 22:41
As the central government is planning to invite bids for Air India soon, its CMD said on Saturday that expecting a radical improvement in the airline bordering on a turnaround is an impractical…
Chief Justice Dispels Fears Over Artificial Intelligence Use In Top Court
on 2019-12-14 at 22:04
Chief Justice of India Sharad Bobde said on Saturday that there was no plan to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology in the decision-making process in the courts.
We Were Ready To Strike Pak Army Brigades Day After Balakot: Ex-Air Chief
on 2019-12-14 at 20:06
In his first remarks since he retired earlier this year, former Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa has said that India was on the verge of escalating the conflict along the Line of Control (LoC) had the…
Security ties with India a priority, but China a generous donor on infra: Maldives Foreign Minister
by Suhasini Haidar on 2019-12-14 at 19:48
New Delhi has means, location and a generous heart towards us which actually makes security relationship our reality, says Abdulla Shahid.
Italy’s ‘Sardines’ pack Rome for anti far-right rally
by PTI on 2019-12-14 at 19:26
The “Sardines” have become a symbol of protest against far-right firebrand leader Matteo Salvini.
Army Chief Bats For “Leaner And Meaner” Force
on 2019-12-14 at 19:00
Stating that threats to national security are becoming more and more complex, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday advocated a “leaner and meaner force” which can secure quick victories.
“History Has Not Done Justice To Sardar Patel”: Vice President
on 2019-12-14 at 18:57
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday that history has not done justice to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the country’s first home minister.
PM Modi To Kick Off Delhi Assembly Election Campaign Next Week
on 2019-12-14 at 18:49
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on December 22 launch the BJP’s campaign for the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls by addressing a rally at Ramlila Maidan, which will be attended by residents of…
85 Arrested In Assam Over Violence During Citizenship Act Protest: Police
on 2019-12-14 at 18:36
Assam Director General of Police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta on Saturday said 85 people have been arrested so far in connection with violent incidents during protests against the amended Citizenship…
Aurangabad Sena-BJP Alliance On The Rocks Over Water Scheme
on 2019-12-14 at 18:31
A day after the deputy mayor of Aurangabad in Maharashtra submitted his resignation to the municipal commissioner following the state government’s stay on a water supply project, 31 other corporators,…
Assam Government Employees To Protest Against Citizenship Act Next Week
on 2019-12-14 at 18:30
Employees of the Assam government Saturday announced that they will protest on December 18 against the amended Citizenship Act.
PM Modi Interacts With IAF Personnel, Says Nation Proud Of Their Services
on 2019-12-14 at 18:29
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday interacted with Indian Air Force personnel in Kanpur and the nation is proud of their services.
One Who Doesn’t Fight Injustice Will Be Judged As Coward: Priyanka Gandhi
on 2019-12-14 at 18:22
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the ruling BJP for its “litany of injustices”, and said that those who don’t fight the prevailing situation…
Amid Protests, Assam Chief Minister’s Assurance On Citizenship Act
on 2019-12-14 at 18:20
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said the number of people to be benefited by the amended Citizenship Act will be “very negligible”.
Chopper Service Remains Suspended For Second Day At Vaishno Devi
on 2019-12-14 at 18:12
The helicopter and ropeway service at the famous cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir remained suspended for the second day on Saturday due to inclement weather,…
Congress Leaders File Petition In Supreme Court Against Citizenship Act
on 2019-12-14 at 18:10
Senior Congress leaders of Assam filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the amended Citizenship Act on Saturday, a party spokesperson said in Guwahati.
Pakistan police raid house of Imran Khan’s nephew over deadly riots in Lahore hospital
by AFP on 2019-12-14 at 17:07
Three patients died, medical officials said, after roughly 200 lawyers stormed Lahore’s Punjab Heart Institute hospital on December 11, vandalising property and setting ablaze a police van after a dispute with doctors.
Boris Johnson’s crushing victory raises hopes and fears in Northern Ireland
by AFP on 2019-12-14 at 16:53
For the first time, the election returned more Irish republican than unionist lawmakers to Parliament
Palpable sense of fear among UK’s Muslims post Johnson’s win, says British-Muslim organisation
by PTI on 2019-12-14 at 16:53
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has been calling for a full-fledged inquiry into anti-Muslim conduct within the Conservative Party
New Zealand police identify volcanic eruption victim
by AFP on 2019-12-14 at 16:53
Australian Krystal Browitt was on a family holiday
I will repay your trust, Boris Johnson tells former Labour voters
by Reuters on 2019-12-14 at 16:43
PM visits former Labour strongholds in northern England