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Daily Archives: 19th March 2018

Mysterious Death of Tea Workers in Assam

Just this year, in 2018, twenty-one people have died, in Doyang Tea Estate, Assam, from 03rd Feb to 06th of March. The estate management and the health department are refusing to conduct autopsies even when the cause of deaths have not been confirmed. Activists have approached the district collector demanding sanction for autopsy but the matter has been passed on to the magistrate. A verdict might take some time and more lives, as a consequence

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Undeterred in Fight Against Sexual Harassment by Faculty

Students at India's premiere institute of learning, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) are now engaged in a battle against sexual harassment by faculty. The situation in the esteemed place of learning has become tense over the past few days with the administration refusing to remove the accused professor from the power positions he is holding

Aung San Suu Kyi Seeks Help from ASEAN Leaders With Rohingya Crisis

Burmese politician and diplomat, Aung San Suu Kyi, has reportedly sought help with the ongoing Rohingya crisis, from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) nations and Australia, in a closed-door meeting

RTI Shows Left Leader's Murderer Received Parole Every Month for 3 Years

Right To Information (RTI) reply has revealed that CPI(M) leader and murder convict P.K. Kunhanandan was given 15 days parole every month since 2015

RTI Shows Left Leader’s Murderer Received Parole Every Month for 3 Years

Right To Information (RTI) reply has revealed that CPI(M) leader and murder convict P.K. Kunhanandan was given 15 days parole every month since 2015

YSR Congress Party Issues Whip to MPs

The Yuvajana Shramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) on Monday issued a whip to all its MPs directing them to be present in the Parliament to fulfill the required number of members for the no-confidence motion.

Will Look Into Demand of Using Ballot Paper Says CEC

With the political parties demanding the use of Ballot papers instead of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in elections, Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat on Monday said it takes stakeholders views very seriously and will try to address the issues raised comprehensively.

UK, EU Agree 21-Month-old Deal on Brexit Transition Period

The United Kingdom (UK) on Monday struck a deal on terms of Brexit transition period after making a serious of concessions to the European Union (EU) and accepting a 'backstop' plan of keeping Northern Ireland under the EU law.

Uber Apologises for Inconvenience Caused to Passenger due to Strike

Transport aggregators Uber on Monday expressed regret over the inconvenience caused to the passengers due to the strike called on by 'some cab drivers' and stressed that the company remains committed to serve the city.

Two IndiGo Aircraft Grounded due to Technical Snag

Two IndiGo aircraft were grounded on Monday due to a technical glitch.

Pak dy Envoy Summoned Over Ceasefire Violation

The Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan, Syed Haider Shah has been summoned and a strong protest was lodged at the loss of lives of five civilians (a family comprising of husband, wife and three children) in an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan forces on Sunday in Bhimber Gali Sector across the Line of Control (LoC) of Jammu and Kashmir, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Monday.

MNS Workers Arrested for Vandalising Gujarati Signboards

The Kandivali Police on Monday arrested four members of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for vandalising Gujarati signboards at a shop in Kandivali on Monday.

Militant Recruiting Network Busted in J-K

The Security forces on Monday busted a militant recruiting network here.

Indian EVMs are Unique in World Says CEC Rawat

The Chief Election Commission Om Prakash Rawat on Monday said that the Indian Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are unique in the world.

India, Hong Kong Sign Agreement to Avoid Double Taxation

India and Hong Kong on Monday signed an agreement in Beijing for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.

Granting Separate Religion Status to Lingayats 'Politically Decision' Says Veerashaivas

The Veerashaiva Lingayat Samanvaya Samiti on Monday opposed Karnataka government's decision of granting a separate religion status for the Lingayats community and termed it a politically motivated decision.

Granting Separate Religion Status to Lingayats ‘Politically Decision’ Says Veerashaivas

The Veerashaiva Lingayat Samanvaya Samiti on Monday opposed Karnataka government's decision of granting a separate religion status for the Lingayats community and termed it a politically motivated decision.

Govt Decides on who to Give State Funeral Says Maha MLC

A day after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray questioned as to why late Bollywood actress Sridevi was given a state funeral, Ram Shinde, a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, said that the government has the authority to grant the honour to whomsoever it saw fit.

Police Assault Agitating Mining Workers in Goa

The Goa Police on Monday resorted to lathicharge to disperse protesting mining workers in Panaji to clear the road for traffic on Monday.

Goa Deputy Speaker Assures Renewal of Mining Licenses at Earliest

Goa Deputy speaker Michael Lobo on Monday expressed solidarity towards the protesting mining dependents and assured renewal of mining licenses at the earliest.

FIR Against Ashwini Choubey's son for Inciting Communal Violence

A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against Arijit Shashwat, son of Union Minister Ashwini Choubey and others on Monday, in connection with a communal clash that broke in Bihar's Bhagalpur.

FIR Against Ashwini Choubey’s son for Inciting Communal Violence

A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against Arijit Shashwat, son of Union Minister Ashwini Choubey and others on Monday, in connection with a communal clash that broke in Bihar's Bhagalpur.

Enforced Disappearances Have Increased in Sindh Says WSC Chairperson

Enforced disappearances have greatly risen in Sindh, along with the forced conversion of Sindhi Hindu girls, said the chairperson of the World Sindhi Congress (WSC) Dr. Rubina Sheikh on Monday.

Clash Between Lingayat, Veerashaiva Followers in Karnataka

Hours after Karnataka government gave approved separate religion status for the Lingayat community, a clash broke out between Lingayat followers and Veerashaiva followers in Kalaburagi on Monday.

CBI Files Chargesheet Against ex-Canara Bank CMD Over Loan Default

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed chargesheet against RK Dubey, former Chairman and Managing Director of Canara Bank, in a case pertaining to a loan default.

BJP Afraid of Lalu Says Tejashwi

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Monday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is afraid of Lalu Prasad Yadav.

Bharatsinh Solanki Resigns as Congress Gujarat Chief

Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee president Bharatsinh Solanki on Monday resigned from his post.

Bharatpur Gets Youngest, First MBBS Sarpanch

A 24-year-old woman, who recently completed her MBBS, has won the election for Sarpanch from village Garhajan in Rajasthan's Bharatpur, thus becoming the youngest and the first MBBS Sarpanch in the district.

BCCI Calls on Team India to Continue Winning Momentum Against England

A day after India lifted Nidahas Trophy with a thumping win over Bangladesh in the finals in Colombo, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president CK Khanna on Monday called on the Men in Blue to continue the momentum in the upcoming three-match T20I series against England.

'Third Front' Will be for People Says Telangana CM

Telangana Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Monday said that idea of 'third front' pitched by him, will be for the people of the country.

‘Third Front’ Will be for People Says Telangana CM

Telangana Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Monday said that idea of 'third front' pitched by him, will be for the people of the country.