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Daily Archives: 6th September 2018

Delhi High Court Notice to AAP Government Over Illegal Pathological Labs

The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the Delhi government on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking urgent action against all illegal pathological labs and diagnostic centers across the region. The case will come up for hearing on September 17.

Accused in Dabholkar Murder Case Sent to CBI Custody Till September 12

A session court here on Thursday granted the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) the custody of Amol Kale, an accused in the Narendra Dabholkar murder case, till September 14.

Airtel Payments Bank Enables card-less Cash Withdrawal at ATMs

Airtel Payment Bank, India's first payments bank, has announced that its customers can now make card-less cash withdrawals at over 100,000 ATMs across India.

Supreme Court Extends Activists’ House Arrest Till September 12

The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the house arrest of the five activists, who were allegedly involved in Bhima Koregaon violence, till September 12.

Naxal Arrested in Dantewada

The Chhattisgarh police on Wednesday arrested one Naxal in Kirandul town of Dantewada district following an encounter.

Microsoft Releases Speech Corpus for Three Indian Languages

Microsoft India on Thursday announced the availability of Microsoft Indian language Speech Corpus, offering speech training and test data for Telugu, Tamil and Gujarati.

Telangana Assembly Dissolved, set for Early Polls

Governor of Telangana ESL Narasimhan on Thursday dissolved the state assembly following the recommendation from Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao-led cabinet.

UN in India Welcomes Decriminalisation of gay sex by Supreme Court

The United Nations (UN) in India welcomed Thursday's landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of India that decriminalised gay sex.

Apple may Ditch ‘Plus’ for the iPhone Xs ‘Max’

Adding to the rumours and speculations ahead of the September 12 release of Apple's new iPhones, it is now believed that one of the upcoming models will carry the iPhone Xs Max moniker.

Supreme Court Decriminalises Homosexuality

In a landmark judgement, after months of deliberations, the Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalised homosexuality.

Korean Leaders to Hold Summit in Pyongyang in September

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet for the third time during the inter-Korean summit from September 18 to September 20 in Pyongyang.

Petrol, Diesel Prices Break Fresh Records

Fuel prices once again witnessed a hike on Thursday, with petrol being sold at Rs.79.51 per litre and diesel at Rs.71.55 per litre here in the national capital.

Jharkhand CM Invites China’s Investment in Food Processing Units

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das met with the Party Secretary of Henan Province, Wang Guosheng on Wednesday evening and invited Chinese investment in the food processing companies in his state.

International Exposure Necessary for Indian Sportsperson, Says Army Chief

It is important for Indian sportspersons to get international exposure for in the run-up to Mission Olympics 2020, said Army Chief General Bipin Rawat after meeting Asian Games 2018 medal winners from Army.

Ecuador to Submit ‘A son of Man’ at Oscars

Ecuador has officially chosen 'A Son of Man' to be submitted at the 91st Oscars under the 'foreign language film' category.

Demonetisation a Disaster, Discard Rs. 2000 Notes, Says Andhra CM

Terming demonetisation as a disaster, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu demanded the abolition of Rs. 2000 currency note.

US Vice President Praises Sessions

Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, on Wednesday heaped words of praise on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is facing thire of President Donald Trump over the Department of Justice investigations into two GOP Congressmen.

Scholarship Building Block of Meaningful International Relation, Says President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind has said that scholarship and learning are the building blocks of any meaningful international relationship.

11 Haqqani Members Arrested in Afghanistan

As many as 11 members of the Haqqani network were arrested on Wednesday by Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) in an operation in Kabul.

Athawale to Move SC Against ban on ‘Dalit’ Word Usage

Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday said the Republican Party of India (RPI) would move the Supreme Court to challenge the Ministry of Information and Broadcast directive advising the media to refrain from using the word 'Dalit'.

6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Japan’s Hokkaido Island

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit Japan's northern island of Hokkaido in the wee hours of Thursday, Japan's Meteorological Agency confirmed.

Telangana Registers 21.96% Growth Rate in First 5 Months

Telangana State has achieved 21.96 percent growth rate in revenue during the first five months of the financial year 2018-19, informed Chief Minister's office on Wednesday.

Twin Blasts in Afghanistan Kill 20

At least 20 people were killed and dozens others were injured in two bomb blasts that occurred in Kabul's Qala-e-Nazer area on Wednesday.

Patnaik Writes to Centre for Establishment of HC Benches

Amid mounting protests for establishment of High Court benches in southern and western part of Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday wrote a letter to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, requesting to expedite the formal process for setting up the High Court benches.

Congress Accuses Modi government of ‘Doublespeak’ on its Defence Deals

Accusing the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government of following "doublespeak" on its defence deals, the Congress on Wednesday questioned why the ruling dispensation did not apply the same principle in the Rafale deal with France as it did with the AK-103 assault rifles deal with Russia.