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Daily Archives: 20th July 2018

France Refutes Rahul’s Claims on Rafale Secrecy Clause

Hours after Congress president Rahul Gandhi claimed that he had met French President and talked about the secrecy clause in the Rafale fighters deal, France on Friday asserted that the security agreement of 2008 in this regard legally binds the two nations to protect classified information. Refuting Rahul's claim, France added that the provisions of this agreement is also applicable to the Inter Governmental Agreement on 36 Rafale aircrafts, the negotiations for which concluded in September 2016.

CBSE Comes up With Digitalised Exam Paper

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for the first time has introduced an encrypted question paper for class Xth compartment exams.

BJP Using Divide and Rule Policy, Says Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for using "divide and rule policy" to run the country.

Kamal Nath Skips No-confidence Motion Proceedings in LS

Congress MP Kamal Nath on Friday chose to skip the no-confidence motion proceedings in the Lok Sabha.

Seventh Suspect Arrested in Gauri Lankesh Murder Case

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has arrested the seventh suspect in connection with the Gauri Lankesh murder case.

Bilawal to Support the son of Grandfather’s Killer

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari-led Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will support Pakistan Muslim League-Zia (PML-Z) candidate Ijaz-ul-Haq for the July 25 general elections.

‘Pakistan Making Comments on Jadhav to Please Nation Ahead of Polls’

Friends of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the naval officer who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism, slammed Islamabad after it said its case against Jadhav in International Court of Justice (ICJ) is "very strong".

Ronaldo Accepts Punishment in tax Evasion Case

Star Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted the punishment of a two-year suspended prison sentence and a fine of 12.1 million pounds in a tax evasion case in which he was found guilty by the Spanish authorities, Sports24 reported.

PM Modi’s Regime Saga of Empty Promises, Says TDP

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Jayadev Galla on Friday termed the Narendra Modi-led government a "saga of empty promises" as he began the Lok Sabha proceedings on the no-confidence motion against the central government.

Court Issues Notice Over Plea Seeking CBI Probe Against Daati Maharaj in Rape Case

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued a notice to the city police on complainant's plea seeking Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe against the self-styled godman Daati Maharaj in connection with a rape case.

Transport Unions Begin Nationwide Indefinite Strike

Transport unions across the country announced an indefinite strike from Friday demanding reduction in diesel prices and toll fees.

Rahul Attacks Modi Government on Several Fronts

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government on several fronts including demonetisation, Goods, and Services Tax (GST), unemployment, Rafale deal during a debate on the No-Confidence Motion in Lok Sabha on Friday.

Afforestation Campaign Organised in 5 Ganga Basin States

The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) launched the "Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan" campaign in five main stem Ganga basin states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, said Ministry of Water Resources on Thursday.

Economists Question Reliability of China’s Data on Energy use

China's rapidly growing economy has raised serious concerns among some economists as to whether the country's growth narrative is real or not.

Over 70 Prisoners From Byculla Jail Admitted to JJ hospital

Over 70 prisoners from Byculla jail have been taken to JJ Hospital.

Defence Minister Lied Under PM’s Pressure on Rafale Deal, Says Rahul

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday raised the controversial Rafale deal in Parliament while accusing Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of lying to the nation quoting the 'secrecy clause' in the pact.

No-confidence Motion Exposed Centre, Says CM Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday said the no-confidence motion moved against the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has exposed the latter.

Now you can Forward Message Only to 5 Chats on WhatsApp

WhatsApp announced on Friday that it is launching a test to limit forwarding on the messaging app in India.

Congress Lauds Rahul’s ‘Jadu ki Jhappi’

Hours after Congress president hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said that Rahul showed to the world how a "Jadu ki Jhappi can stop the winds of hatred".

SC Collegium Reiterates Justice KM Joseph’s Elevation

The Supreme Court collegium on Friday unanimously reiterated the recommendation for elevation of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K.M. Joseph to the apex court.

Intake of Fruits, Vegetables may Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Women, take note! Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of breast cancer, finds a study.

India, US to Hold first ‘2+2 Dialogue’ on September 6

After getting deferred twice, India-US inaugural 2+2 dialogue is scheduled to take place in New Delhi on September 6.

E-Pragati Portal to Connect all State Government Departments, Says Andhra CM

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said that 'e-Pragati portal', a digital platform for governance in the state, would help to connect all the state government departments and act as a stand-alone to resolve the issues.

Missing Pakistan Activist Raza Mehmmod Recovered

Raza Mehmood Khan, a 40-year old Pakistani peace activist, who mysteriously disappeared on in December, has been recovered.

Japanese Screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto Dies at 100

Screenwriter of the most iconic films in the Japanese history, including 'The Seven Samurai', Shinobu Hashimoto died at the age of 100.

Veteran Chhattisgarh Politician Ramchandra Singhdeo Passes Away

The former and first finance minister of Chhattisgarh, Ramchandra Singhdeo, passed away on Friday at a hospital here.

UP Police Launches Digital Volunteers Campaign to Check Rumours

The Uttar Pradesh police has decided to hire digital volunteers to curb the menace of rumours and bust illegal activities.

India Reach Final of Archery World cup

Indian women compound team reached the final of the Archery World Cup stage four here on Thursday.

Attempts made to Change India’s Secular Fabric: Farooq Abdullah

The National Conference leader also expressed concern over the worsening situation in the state saying there were forces working against peace in the state of Jammu and Kashmir

Kim Kardashian Faces Trademark Lawsuit Over new Perfume Line

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has been sued over her recently-launched perfume line.

Punjab CM Seeks Cooperation of Counterparts in Controlling Drug Menace

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh sought the cooperation of his counterparts in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan to end the drug menace in Punjab.

PML-N Launches Anti-rigging System for Polls

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday unveiled a comprehensive Anti-Rigging System (ARS) in a bid to prevent rigging and expose such cases during the upcoming general elections.

Two Koreas to Carry out Joint Inspection of Railways

North Korea and South Korea will soon conduct a joint inspection of railways, in an endeavour to connect and improve rail links along the inter-Korean border.

Rag Picker’s son Battles Hardship, Gets MBBS Admission in AIIMS

A ragpicker's son, Asharam Choudhary, has got admission for MBBS at the All India Institute for Medical Sciences in Jodhpur.

Over 150 Migrants Rescued in Libya

The Libyan navy on Thursday said that it has rescued at least 156 undocumented migrants from the country's northwestern coast.

Rupee Hits Life-time low; Falls to 69.05

The Indian Rupee (INR) on Thursday plunged at a life-time low of Rs 69.05 against the US dollar after suffering a 43-paise knock.

Pakistan to pay Additional Charge for CPEC

The people of Pakistan, including Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit-Baltistan, would have to pay an additional charge for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Central Railways to run 2 Special Trains for Velankanni Festival

Central Railway has decided to run two special trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Velankanni to tackle the extra rush of passengers during Velankanni Festival.

Milind Prabhat Grieves Demise of Father and Poet Gopaldas Neeraj

Milind Prabhat, son of poet and lyricist Gopaldas Neeraj, has said that the demise of his father has left a huge void in his life.

Trump Invites Putin to Washington for Fall Summit

United States President Donald Trump has asked his national security advisor John Bolton to invite his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to Washington D.C. for a potential second summit.

Cricket Betting Racket Busted, 2 Held in Punjab

The Punjab Police have busted a cricket betting racket and apprehended two bookies in Ludhiana.

Mastung Blast’s Suicide Bomber Identified

The suicide bomber, who was responsible for the election rally suicide attack at Mastung in Balochistan last week, has been identified as Hafiz Nawaz, a resident of Abbottabad.

5 School Children Mowed Down by Truck in Odisha

Five school children were crushed to death while six left critically injured after a truck ran over them in Odisha's Bhadrak district on Thursday.

Zero Chance for Imran Khan to Become Pakistan PM, Says Bilawal

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-chairman Bilawal Bhutto on Thursday hit out at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, saying the latter has zero chance of becoming the country's next prime minister.

Revamped Tejas Express to hit Tracks Soon

The Indian Railways is all set to roll out its revamped Tejas Express, which will either run between New Delhi to Chandigarh or the national capital's Anand Vihar to Lucknow.

Teachers in Iran Protest Over low Wages

Teachers in Iran are venting their anger against their government's latest policy to hike the salaries of the teachers from six percent to ten percent for the academic year 2018-19.

Stage set for Debate on No-confidence Motion Against Modi Government in Lok Sabha

The stage is all set in Lok Sabha for a clash between the ruling National Democratic Alliance and the Opposition, as it would debate the no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi-led government, moved by former ally - the Telegu Desam Party (TDP).

Anupam Kher Wants to Make Movie on CISF

Bollywood veteran Anupam Kher has expressed his desire to make a movie on Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

Sharif, Zardari Destroyed Pakistan in Last 10 Years, Says Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and former cricketer Imran Khan on Thursday alleged that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari joined forces to destroy the country in the last ten years.

Final Call on No-confidence Motion to be Taken by Thackeray, Says Shiv Sena

Ahead of the no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha, Shiv Sena Chief whip Chandrakant Khaire on Friday said that there was no whip issued to vote one way or another.

“Why should we leave? We belong here” In Conversation With Gomati Akka

The land issue is one major problem that we are facing. After Pembulai Orumai protest, in 2015, the issue was not given any further importance. I’m waiting for the weather to clear up. I’ll fight alone. This land belongs to us. It doesn’t matter who joins and are not joining. I’ll fight.