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Goa CM condoles death of Sheila Dikshit
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant condoled the death of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who died of cardiac arrest on Saturday.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Two killers reach police station with victim's severed head
Hyderabad, July 20 (IANS) In a macabre act, two youths murdered a man and brought along his severed head to the police station where they surrendered.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata welcomes new Bengal Governor Dhankar
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday welcomed the appointment of former Union Minister Jagdip Dhankar as the state's new Governor.
2019-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Manmohan, Rahul, Kharge pay tribute to Dikshit
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, outgoing Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and several senior Congress leaders on Saturday condoled the demise of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TMC workers look to Mamata to counter an aggressive BJP
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Holding its first martyrs' day rally, after the Lok Sabha setbacks, the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) is leaving no stone unturned to ensure a mega show on Sunday when its chief Mamata Banerjee is expected to detail a roadmap to TMC workers for combating an aggressive Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2019-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
You will be missed, Sheilaji, says Kejriwal
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday mourned the death of his predecessor Sheila Dikshit, saying her contribution to the city will always be remembered and she will be missed.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sheila worked to make Delhi better place for all: Sonia
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) UPA Chairperson and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi condoled the death of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, saying she worked with such vision to transform Delhi to make it a better place to live in for all its citizens.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka leaders mourn Sheila Dikshit
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, Karnataka leaders, including Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and BJP leader B.S Yeddyurappa, mourned veteran Congress leader Sheila Dikshit who died in New Delhi on Saturday.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
RGV violates traffic laws, tweets, gets fined
Hyderabad, July 20 (IANS) Controversial filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma landed in trouble by riding triple on a motorbike and posting the video on Twitter, prompting the police to fine him for traffic violation, here on Saturday.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sheila Dikshit's political rise and fall in Delhi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Delhi, which was the scene of Sheila Dikshit's greatest political triumph as she led Congress to power there in three successive Assembly elections to become its longest-serving Chief Minister, also made her witness the most humiliating defeats of her career with her loss in the Assembly and Lok Sabha polls.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Operation Romeo: 248 detained in Gurugram, 800 in 6 months
Gurugram, July 20 (IANS) As many as 248 youths were detained in a joint operation by the Gurugram Police and the Durga Shakti rapid action force for eve-teasing and hooliganism on the Mall Mile (MG Road) here, said an official.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sonebhadra victims' kin walked 70 km to meet Priyanka
Mirzapur, July 20 (IANS) The families of the Sonebhadra caste carnage victims in Uttar Pradesh were on Friday taken by surprise when they came to know that Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was detained in Mirzapur, while coming to their village. They decided to walk most of the 70 km distance to Chunar guest house to meet her.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Doubts raised over NAB's expertise in ex-PM questioning
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) The questioning of former Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi facing charges of corruption by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has revealed interesting insight into the legal knowledge and technical skills of the former PM, so much so that even NAB expertise appeared subdued, a media report said on Saturday.
2019-07-20
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Sheila Dikshit, who changed the face of Delhi, dead
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, whose contribution to transforming Delhi was acknowledged by party colleagues and political adversaries alike, passed away on Saturday following cardiac arrest. She was 81.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mamata flays Priyanka's detention, bad UP situation
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Condemning the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government led by Yogi Adityanath in Uttar Pradesh for attempting to prevent Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from meeting the Sonebhadra district caste carnage victims' families, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Saturday said the poor law and order situation in the northern state should be looked into.
2019-07-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
IL&FS honchos knew of stress since 2011, emails show
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) From extending personal favours, like facilitating purchase of expensive villas, arranging tickets for football match in Madrid to manipulating and delaying the rating reports, former IL&FS top officials did it all to keep the distress in the company, which they seemed to be aware since 2011, under wraps and from reflecting in its credit ratings.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Sheila Dikshit's death a setback for Congress comeback plan in Delhi
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The death of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will affect the Congress' dream of bouncing back in the upcoming Assembly polls in the city as she leaves a vacuum due to lack of any leader of her stature.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tributes pour in for Sheila Dikshit
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The calm in Nizamuddin (East), a quiet neighbourhood in the heart of New Delhi, was suddenly broken by a stream of visitors headed towards B-2, the house of one of the most prominent residents of this posh locality -- Sheila Dikshit.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Historic polls in FATA, says Pak PM's media advisor
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) Pakistan has held polls for the first time for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly seats in the erstwhile Federal Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
2019-07-20
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Expert: Constitution being flouted by not respecting K'taka Governor's message
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Karnataka Assembly Speaker "flouted the Constitution" by disregarding the message from the Governor to conduct the floor test on Friday, a Constitution expert said amid the ongoing political drama in the southern state in the wake of a series of resignations by MLAs of the ruling Congress and JD (S).
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two days mourning, state funeral announced for Dikshit
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Delhi government announced two-day state mourning for former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who died on Saturday, and also to accord her a state funeral.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan announces plan to purge extremism from madrasas
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) Pakistan has formulated a plan to regulate its madrasas to bring them into the mainstream and stop the students being inculcated with extremist ideologies, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood has said.
2019-07-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Sisodia files defamation case against BJP leaders
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) : Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday filed a defamation suit against Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari and some other BJP leaders.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
No delay in floor test on astrologers' advice: JD-S
Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Believe it or not, beleaguered Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy is reportedly delaying the floor test in Assembly on the advice of astrologers, which the JD-S denied, here on Saturday.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
'Have lost my sister': V.K. Malhotra on Dikshit's death
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Senior BJP leader V.K. Malhotra on Saturday described the death of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit as a big loss for the country and for him personally as he shared a "family bond" with her.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab poll panel puts Nirbhaya rape convict's photo in awareness campaign
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) In a shocking goof-up, the Punjab Election Commission has put the face of a Nirbhya rape convict on its posters and banners as part of its election awareness drive in Hoshiarpur district.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
3 killed, 4 injured in J&K's Ramban road accident
Jammu, July 20 (IANS) Three people were killed and four injured on Saturday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Students protest at Nagarjuna's house over 'Big Boss' row
Hyderabad, July 20 (IANS) A group of Osmania University students on Saturday staged protest at the residence of leading Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, demanding a ban on the Telugu version of the popular reality TV show "Bigg Boss" to be hosted by him.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Zarif tells UK to stop being complicit in US sanctions
Tehran, July 20 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday said that the UK needed to stop acting as an "accessory" to the US sanctions against his country, a call that comes a day after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.
2019-07-20
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Sheila Dikshit was suffering from heart ailments
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader Sheila Dikshit, 81, passed away at a private hospital here on Saturday. The former Delhi Chief Minister was suffering from heart ailments and had undergone surgeries several times.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BSF launches week-long activities to mark Kargil anniversary
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) To mark the 20th anniversary of the Kargil war, the Border Security Force (BSF) is conducting a series of activities, including felicitating the family members of the martyred soldiers and gallantry award winners of all uniformed forces residing in the border areas.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Italy's Mount Etna volcano erupts, closes 2 airports
Rome, July 20 (IANS) Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano, erupted overnight, spewing ash high into the air and closing two nearby airports.
2019-07-20
Category: International, Italy,Environment/Wildlife
Leaders across parties condole Sheila Dikshit's demise
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The sudden demise of three-time Delhi Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Saturday has evoked condolences from political leaders cutting across party lines.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
12 Rohingya refugees stay put at Indo-Bangladesh border in Tripura
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) At least 12 Rohingya Muslim refugees, including five children and two women, who tried to enter India from Bangladesh, have refused to leave the Zero Line along the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura for the past three days, Border Security Force (BSF) official said on Saturday.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
After Samsung, LG registers to get its own M-series
Seoul, July 20 (IANS) Following Samsung's footsteps, South Korean conglomerate LG Group is planning to launch a new line-up of M-Series devices, targeting the Indian market.
2019-07-20
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Man jumps on plane wing as it prepares for takeoff
Abuja, July 20 (IANS) A man climbed onto the wing of a plane as it prepared for takeoff at an airport in Nigeria's Lagos city, causing panic among passengers, authorities said.
2019-07-20
Category: International, Nigeria,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Sheila's death end of a political era: Amarinder
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday mourned the demise of senior Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, terming it the passing away of a political era.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
2 Governors transferred, 4 new appointed
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Rewarding Chhattisgarh BJP leader Ramesh Bais for his work during the Lok Sabha elections, the Modi government on Saturday appointed him as the Governor of Tripura. Bais had worked relentlessly for the party, even though he himself was not given a ticket to contest the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dikshit's death huge loss for Delhi: Kejriwal
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday mourned the death of his predecessor Sheila Dikshit, saying her contribution to the city will always be remembered.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Special events to mark Kargil war's 20th anniversary
Lucknow, July 20 (IANS) The 20th anniversary of Kargil Diwas will be celebrated with fanfare by the Central Command in Lucknow.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Monsoon gains strength, 3 fishermen missing at sea in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (IANS) With the monsoon getting stronger in Kerala, the Meteorological Department has issued red and orange alerts for a few districts until Monday. While a red alert has been issued in Kasargode district today, Kozhikode and Wayanad are expected to get more rains tomorrow.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
Shah formulating 'effective policy' on Kashmiri Pandits' rehabilitation
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah and his team of senior officials in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) are formulating an "effective policy" for rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley. Highly-placed sources in the Home Ministry said that Amit Shah had chaired several meetings with the key officials of MHA's Kashmir Division in this connection, during the past one month.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit dead
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday at the Escorts Hospital here, a party leader said. She was 81.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NIA conducts searches across Tamil Nadu
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday searched several premises in Madurai, Theni, Tirunelveli, Ramanathapuram and Chennai following arrest of 16 terror suspects, including 14 deported from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
2019-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Centre to come up with anti-mob lynching law in this Parliament session
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A year after the Supreme Court directed the government to enact a law to deal with the rising cases of mob lynching in the country, the Centre has worked out such a legislation and is likely to introduce it in the ongoing session of Parliament, according to sources.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kerala Catholic priests call off protest after talks
Kochi, July 20 (IANS) The protest by a section of the priests attached to the Ernakulam and Angamaly archdioceses of the Syro Malabar Catholic Church was called off on Saturday following talks with a group of bishops.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
NAB launches money laundering probe against Maryam Nawaz
Lahore, July 20 (IANS) Pakistan's anti-corruption watchdog has initiated another probe against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter and PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz after the Islamabad accountability court rejected its application seeking legal proceedings against her for using a bogus trust deed in the Avenfield graft case.
2019-07-20
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Priyanka ends dharna, to return to Delhi via Varanasi
Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), July 20 (IANS) "I am now leaving because my purpose of meeting the families of the victims has been fulfilled. But I will return very soon. I had come here on the instructions of my brother Rahul Gandhi."
2019-07-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sitharaman on why she taxed super rich more
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the tax on the super rich is a small expectation from them to contribute a little more for the poor.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Week long BSF celebrations to mark Operation Vijay
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) To mark the 20th anniversary of the victory in 'Operation Vijay', the Border Security Force (BSF) will conduct a series of events to commemorate the valour and sacrifice of the Indian Army during the Kargil war, a BSF release said on Saturday.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security