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Shia cleric denies role in Chandrashekhar Azad's Bharat Bandh
Lucknow, Feb 23 (IANS) Shia Muslim body 'Majlis-e-Ulama-e-Hind', has refuted reports that its General Secretary Maulana Kalbe Jawad Naqvi had any role in the Bharat Bandh call given by Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad for Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Hardliners set to win Iran parliamentary elections
Tehran, Feb 23 (IANS) Hardliners are set to win Iran's parliamentary election, where voting - only 42.6 per cent - was the lowest turnout since the 1979 revolution, reports said on Sunday.1
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Turkey hasn't honoured Sochi agreement on Syria: Kremlin
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS) Turkey has yet to fulfill its obligations under a 2018 agreement regarding Syria's last rebel stronghold of Idlib, the Kremlin said on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Veerappan's daughter joins BJP in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) Slain sandalwood and ivory smuggler Veerappan's daughter Vidya Rani has joined BJP in Tamil Nadu.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Punjab CM conferred with 'Adarsh Mukhya Mantri Puraskar'
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Bhartiya Chhatra Sansad (BCS) on Sunday conferred the prestigious 'Adarsh Mukhya Mantri Puraskar' (Ideal Chief Minister Award) on Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for his initiatives to ensure good governance and holistic development in the state.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Justice Chandrachud lauds President's vast experience in law
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Supreme Court's Justice D.Y. Chandrachud on Sunday praised President Ram Nath Kovind for his vast experience in matters of law and statecraft.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ghulam Nabi Azad gets invitation for Trump reception
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad has been invited to attend the reception of US President Donald Trump at Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 25, a source said on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cong raises pitch on trade deal, H1B visas on Trump visit eve
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Questioning the interest of the government on the much-hyped Trump visit, the Congress has raised the issue of trade deal and H1B visas which have been reduced by the US administration.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mughal Gardens to shut for public on day 2 of Trump's visit
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Mughal Gardens will remain closed for the general public for two days, starting Monday. The Mughal Gardens form the third circuit of the Rashtrapati Bhavan tour and are hugely popular among tourists visiting the national capital.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha CM files nomination for BJD President post
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik filed his nomination papers for Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President's post at the party's headquarters here on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Harry-Meghan makes statement after dropping Sussex Royal brand
London, Feb 23 (IANS) The UK's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have made an extraordinary statement laying bare their frustrations after being forced to drop their Sussex Royal brand, the media reported.
2020-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Turkey to open 1st-ever space training centre
Ankara, Feb 23 (IANS) Turkey is set to open the country's first-ever space training centre, it was reported.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
UN concerned over Afghan election result crisis
Kabul, Feb 23 (IANS) The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has said that it was "extremely concerned" over the two man contenders -- President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah -- disputing the results of the September 2019 presidential election.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Damascus-Aleppo highway officially opens for travel
Damascus, Feb 23 (IANS) A week following its capture by the Syrian army, the Damascus-Aleppo strategic highway has been officially opened for the travel between the country's south and north, according to the state news agency SANA.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Hosni Mubarak's sons acquitted of corruption charges
Cairo, Feb 23 (IANS) An Egyptian court has acquitted Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, the sons of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, in a corruption case.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Hectic lobbying for upcoming Kerala assembly bypoll
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) With the date of the upcoming Kuttanadu assembly constituency by-election to be announced anytime now, hectic lobbying has begun in the Congress-led United Democratic Front by hopefuls.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Road map set for Syria's Idlib, says Erdogan
Ankara, Feb 23 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that a road map on Syria's Idlib was set following his phone calls with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Sonowal to receive Clause 6 panel report with full cabinet on Tue
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, along with his entire cabinet, would on Tuesday receive the final report of the high-level panel formed to review and suggest measures for the implementation of Clause 6 of the 1985 Assam Accord, a senior minister said on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
BSNL employees plan hunger strike on Monday
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) has decided to organise a country-wide hunger strike on February 24 for early implementation of the cabinet decisions on the Bharat Sanchar Nigam's revival.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sonowal to launch Rs 710 crore Assam Darshan scheme on Monday
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) The Assam government will launch the Rs 710 crore Assam Darshan scheme, aimed at infrastructure upgradation of religious places, on February 24, a senior minister said here on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam to remove "Maktab" from names of govt schools
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) The Assam government has decided to delete the Arabic word 'maktab' - traditional islamic elementary school - from the nomenclature of 63 state and state-aided primary schools immediately, a senior minister said here on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Adhir won't attend Trump dinner, cites exclusion of Sonia
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who has been invited to attend the dinner with US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, said he will not attend the function as his party chief Sonia Gamdhi has not been invited.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
16 lakh people joined AAP after it won Delhi polls: Minister
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The popularity of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has increased after it registered a resounding victory in the recently held Delhi Assembly elections.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Global Investors meet a step towards making J&K industrial hub'
Jammu, Feb 22 (IANS) Advisor to the Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor, Farooq Khan, has reiterated that the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will flourish in the times to come and in this regard the Global Investors' Summit is the first step.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Railway police to wear body cameras in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS) South Western Railway's (SWR) Hubli division police personnel will wear cameras on uniform for providing enhanced security to passengers and property, railways said on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Goa ushers in Carnival with pomp and splendour
Panaji, Feb 22 (IANS) Goa kept its date with its Portuguese cultural past on Saturday by ushering in the Carnival in the state capital with traditional float parades, King Momo's salutations and general merry-making on the chock-a-block streets of Panaji.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
River linking project in TN to be completed this year
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday announced a project to prevent sea erosion at an outlay of Rs 52.46 crore in Thoothukudi district.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN scraps development of PCPIR
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu government on Saturday announced that it is scrapping the Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) project following opposition from the people and others.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
BJD protests against AIIMS Bhubaneswar's directive on Hindi
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha on Saturday protested against the imposition of Hindi language by AIIMS Bhubaneswar in its organisational processes.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Balladeers threaten to 'chop off' M'rashtra woman activist
Pune (Maharashtra), Feb 22 (IANS) Maharashtra's woman activist Trupti Desai, known for leading agitations at Shani Shingnapure, Haji Ali Dargah and Sabarimala Temple, has claimed death threats from supporters of a famed balladeer Nivrutti Deshmukh alias Indurikar Maharaj based in Ahmednagar, on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Allahabad rail division renamed as Prayagraj division
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The government on Saturday changed the name of the Indian Railways Allahabad division to Prayagraj division and it also proposed to change of the other railway offices in the Division bearing the name Allahabad.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
25% climate change messages on Twitter written by bots: Study
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) A lot of messages denying the effects of global warming might actually have been written by bots as new research from Brown University in the US found that about 25 per cent of the tweets about climate change that they analysed were produced by automated accounts.
2020-02-22
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Technology
Over Rs 50,000 cr released under PM Kisan scheme
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The central government has released more than Rs 50,850 crore till now under the PM Kisan scheme which completes one year on February 24.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP lashes out at 10 Janpath ahead of Trump's visit
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Describing US President Donald Trump's standalone visit to India as a landmark moment in the Indo-US ties, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Saturday slammed the Congress for its skepticism and asked why it didn't allow former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to develop the kind of rapport Prime Minister Narendra Modi had with global leaders.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Uddhav to visit Ayodhya on March 7
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister will visit Ayodhya on March 7 to mark the completion of his hundred days in office, a party leader said on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Debate, discussion shatter conditions clouding truth: Prez
Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said at a conclave here that debate, discussion and scientific temper shatter the conditions clouding truth.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Kejriwal, Sisodia may not accompany Melania to Delhi govt schools: Sources
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his former deputy Manish Sisodia may have been dropped from the list of dignitaries accompanying US first lady Melania Trump during her February 25 visit to a Delhi government school here, according to sources on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RSS leader says Fadnavis' fate as 'ex-CM' for limited time
Nagpur, Feb 22 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) general secretary Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi has said that the tenure of Devendra Fadnavis as 'ex-chief minister of Maharashtra' is for a limited period only.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
UK to issue blue passports after decades
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Blue passports will be issued to Britons for the first time in decades from next month to mark the UKs departure from the European Union (EU), a media report said on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
IS supporter admits plotting attack on London cathedral
London, Feb 22 (IANS) A female British supporter of the Islamic State (IS) terror group has admitted to to slaughter innocent tourists in a devastating suicide bomb attack on the St Paul's Cathedral in London, it was reported.
2020-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Twitter suspends 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts in US
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Twitter has suspended 70 accounts in the US that were posting pro-Michael Bloomberg content for allegedly violating its online policies.
2020-02-22
Category: International, United States,Technology,Politics
HK airport unveils package for ailing aviation industry
Hong Kong, Feb 22 (IANS) The Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) announced that it will offer HK$1.6 billion ($205 million) worth of concessions to help the city's aviation industry ailing due to the coronavirus crisis, with airlines set to directly benefit from lower fees and rental charges for the first time.
2020-02-22
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Delhi court allows Shashi Tharoor to travel abroad
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday allowed Congress lawmaker Shashi Tharoor to travel abroad for over three months.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Former MP Krishna Bose passes away
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Three-time Lok Sabha member and noted educationist Krishna Bose, wife of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's nephew Sisir Bose, died at a private hospital here following a cardiac arrest on Saturday, family sources said.
2020-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
New Zealand's Christchurch remembers 2011 earthquake victims
Christchurch, Feb 22 (IANS) Christchurch city held a grand memorial ceremony on Saturday in the memory of the 185 victims who were killed in a massive earthquake earthquake that struck the New Zealand city in 2011.
2020-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Hong Kong residents hit by mask scam on Facebook
Hong Kong, Feb 22 (IANS) About 100 Hong Kong residents have fallen victim to mask scams orchestrated by a suspected organised gang on Facebook, according to an official who has received hundreds more complaints about similar incident amid the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-02-22
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
PM: Holistic development not possible without gender justice
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said no country or society can claim to achieve holistic development or become a just society without gender justice.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Need efforts towards cultural renaissance: Vice President
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu on Friday called for efforts towards a cultural renaissance, to promoting the country's rich cultural and spiritual heritage.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Hoardings in Kolkata ask Sovan Chatterjee to make a comeback
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Ahead of the polls to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, hoardings appeared on Friday across the city urging former Mayor Sovan Chatterjee to make a comeback and restore the metropolis to its glorious self, triggering speculation of him emerging as the mayoral face of the BJP.
2020-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
President Kovind in Bengaluru on 2-day visit
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Friday on a two-day visit, an official said.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics