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Israel Plans to Expel 36,000 Bedouin Palestinians from Negev Desert

The seized Bedouin areas are estimated at 260,000 dunums, on which the Israeli authorities will establish what they call as national projects, infrastructure and other “security” measures, which are required to ‘transfer’ the population to other villages, according to the reports.

‘Nari Shakti’ chosen as Hindi Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionary

The announcement was made during a session at the Jaipur Literature Festival and the word was chosen from submissions taken from the public between November 27 to December 9, 2018, through the Oxford University Press website.

Derogatory comments against Mayawati: No FIR yet

The failure to take police action has now angered the BSP who is intending to protest in the coming few days.

Supreme Court of Pakistan would hear Review Petition against Asia Bibi’s Acquittals on January...

A three-member bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel will decide on January 29 whether or not to allow the appeal on January 29.

KSRTC pay salaries without taking loans for the first time in 25 years

The turnaround in the fortunes of the company are due to a number of reasons including increased fuel efficiency of its fleet, cutting down bus-staff ratio, increased revenues during the Sabarimala season, scrapping of double-duty system, dismissal of 2,002 persons for various reasons, temporary removal of 3800 empaneled staff and the use of conductor less e-buses.

Center asks SC’s permission to handover “excess” Ayodhya land to a trust founded by...

The petition also states that the dispute in court only pertains to 0.313-acre land where the Babri mosque had previously stood and that the rest should be given to Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas or the trust overseeing the Ram temple plan, whom the government considers to be the rightful owners of the disputed land.

UNICEF Joins Hands with UNWFP to help Vulnerable Families in Gaza

The joint initiative was designed to help poorer families, particularly children, women and elderly and to cope with the harsh winter and worsening living conditions of the people in the Gaza.

Pakistan and China agreed to make 2019 a year of Economic Cooperation under CPEC

The Minister for Planning Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, said during a meeting with the Chinese ambassador Yao Jing, that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Industrial Cooperation signed during the 8th Joint Coordination Committee on CPEC provided a framework to promote communication on key industries such as textile, petrochemical and iron and steel.

Kashmiri IAS Topper Shah Faesal Resigns as a Protest against Civilian Killings

Citing unabated killings in the valley and the lack of any sincere outreach from New Delhi, Shah Faesal said that he was forced to resign from bureaucracy.

Live Demonstration by US expert to prove that EVMs can be hacked

The live press began at 5:30 pm IST and was carried out by a US-based cyber expert who identified himself as Shuja Ahmed.

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill a step backwards

On December 19, 2018, the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 was passed by Lok Sabha, amidst widespread criticism from the LGBTQIA community.

Tripura Police attack Ambulance carrying injured protesters

Agartala:A shocking video of Tripura policemen attacking an ambulance carrying two injured protesters went viral this week. Northeastern states in India are currently...

Srinagar Airport declared Plastic Free by Airport Authority of India (AAI)

As per airport officials, the implementation of eco-friendly policies of AAI, the installation of plastic bottle crushing machines and dustbins at prominent places have resulted in the plastic-free status of the Srinagar Airport.

Pakistan and Qatar Discussed Ways to Strengthen the Economic and Trade Relations

Islamabad:The prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, who is on a visit to Qatar held a meeting with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim...

Photojournalists of Kashmir Valley are being Targeted Intentionally by Security Forces

Shopian:The photojournalists of the Kashmir valley are being targeted intentionally by security forces from time to time. These journalists are showered with pellets while...

Justice AK Sikri recuses himself from petition challenging Nageshwara Rao’s appointment

As soon as soon as the plea came up in Supreme court today, Justice Sikri said that he would not like to preside over the petition and recused himself.

Woman Delivers Baby on Roadside as Doctors Refuse to admit her in Hospital

The baby died immediately due to extensive cold, triggering massive outrage.

NSA Ajit Doval’s son files criminal defamation against Caravan

New Delhi:NSA Ajit Doval’s son Vivek Doval on Monday filed a criminal defamation complaint against Caravan magazine for publishing a ‘defamatory’ article. Mr. Doval...

Oxfam’s 2018 report on India shows the widening of the rich vs poor gap

Davos:Oxfam study on Monday has reported that in 2018 alone, India’s richest one perc increased their wealth by 39%. At the same time, the...

International Ambedkarite organisations extend support to Anand Teltumbde

A host of international Ambedkarite organisations have demanded that the 'fabricated charges' filed against activist-professor Anand Teltumbde be removed immediately.The full statement has been...

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, an ally of BJP for 10 years, Quits NDA

“The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, an alliance party to the NDA for the last 10 years, would like to officially communicate to the chief convener...

Kathua rape and murder case: After one year, justice continues to evade the family...

The headlines are no more, but the fear is constant along with grief, which never ends, says the family of eight-year-old Aasifa whose body was found in a jungle at Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir, a year ago.

Research Scholar protest: IISc hold 12 hour fast

Delhi:Research scholars from the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) participated in a 12-hours hunger strike is solidarity with research scholars were arrested in Delhi...

SC orders Kerala government to provide full protection to Bindu and Kanakadurga

New Delhi:Supreme Court today hearing the plea from Kanaka Durga and Bindu, the two women who were first to enter Sabarimala told the Kerala...

Thoothukudi student who asked Rajnikanth “Who are you?” arrested.

Thoothukudi:Thoothukudi student leader who asked Rajnikanth ‘Who are you?’ when he visited him in the hospital was arrested by police. The police said...

Son of BSF Jawan who complained about quality of food served in a viral...

New Delhi:The son of BSF Jawan, Tej Bahadur Yadav who made a viral video criticising the food that was served to security forces...

Trump’s latest appointment is ‘anti Muslim’: rights groups

Washington DC:Trump government’s new appointment of Charlie Kuperman as the new deputy national security adviser was condemned by American civil rights groups. The appointment...

Arrested twice by police, research scholars to continue protests

Delhi:Research scholars who were arrested during their protest on January 16, 2019, outside Sastri Bhavan announced that they will continue protests inside their respective...

SC to hear the plea by the women who entered Sabarimala

Delhi:The Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has agreed to hear the plea by Bindu Ammini and Kanaka Durga, the two women who made...

New project to protect snow leopards

A project called Securing Livelihoods, Conservation, Sustainable Use and Restoration of High Range Himalayan Ecosystem (SECURE) was sanctioned by the ministry of environment, forests...

Supreme Court relaxes stringent restrictions on dance bars

Mumbai:The Supreme Court has relaxed stringent restrictions that were imposed on dance bars in Maharashtra. The restrictions meant that no new licenses were granted...

2018 sixth warmest year in India: IMD

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has declared 2018 to be the sixth warmest year in its recorded history since it commenced recording weather events in...

Brexit: British PM Theresa May may face motion of no-confidence

London:The British PM Theresa May faced the worst defeat by a government in modern history after the Brexit deal she negotiated was voted down...

Meghalaya miners: Indian Navy divers spot one body

Shillong:Indian Navy divers have spotted the dead body of one of the 15 divers trapped inside the Meghalaya mines. The body was detected at...

2000 Research scholars demanding stipend arrested

Delhi:The police arrested more than 2000 research scholars on January 16, 2019, who were protesting outside the Ministry of Human Resource Development's headquarters in...

First plant on Moon: China grows a cotton plant on Moon

A small cotton shoot is growing on Moon inside a bucket like a container on board a Chinese lunar lander, Chang’e-4. Chongqing University, which...

One-third of UN workers say sexually harassed in past two years

One-third of U.N. staff and contractors experienced sexual harassment in the past two years, according to a report released by the United Nations on...

Bhima Koregaon: SC refuses to quash FIR against Anand Teltumbde; Pune High Court ...

Delhi:The Supreme Court on January 15, 2019, refused to quash the FIR filed against civil rights activists and writer Anand Teltumbde. He was arrested...

Jadavpur University students demand removal of Professor for sexist remarks

Kolkata:Students from Jadavpur university demand expulsion of professor Kanak Sarkar for his sexist Facebook post. Kanak Sarkar in his FB post had compared virgin...

Google doodle celebrates first Anglo Indian author

Google honoured Anglo-Indian traveller, Sake Dean Mahomed today with a special Google doodle. It was on this day exactly 225 years ago that Sake...

H D Kumaraswamy totally relaxed even as 2 MLAs exits ruling combine

Bangalore:Karnataka politics is witnessing turmoil after Congress’ 5 lawmakers went missing and BJP taking all of its MLAs to a Hotel in Gurgaon, two...

Erdogan speaks to Trump; to set up security zone in Syria

Ankara /Washington:Turkish President Erdogan and Donald Trump spoke for the first time over the phone after Trump threatened to “devastate Turkey economically” if...

BJP corporators gives ultimatum for removing Urdu signboards

Kalaburagi, Karnataka:BJP corporator Vithal Jadhav demanded the local administration to remove the signboard of Kalaburagi City Corporation where the Corporation name was written...

A study proposes 7 point plan to fight global environmental threats

London:A team of international researchers have proposed a seven-point plan that may help policy-makers devise new, coherent and collaborative strategies to fight global environmental...

Pakistan Bans the Social Media Application Tik Tok

The move comes after people from different places complained against the mobile application, Tik Tok.

Kanaka Durga, the first woman to enter Sabarimala and her mother-in-law admitted to hospital

Malappuram: Kanaka Durga, one of the two women who made history by entering Sabarimala temple was taken to hospital by police after she alleged that...

Indian football coach Stephen Constantine resigns

Abu Dhabi:Indian football coach Stephen Constantine has resigned after India crashed out of the ongoing AFC Asian Cup. India needed only a draw...

‘Operation Lotus’ : BJP flies it’s 101 MLAs to a Gurgaon Hotel

Bangalore:The BJP shipped 101 out of its 104 MLAs to a 5-star hotel in Gurgaon amid allegations of horse trading late on January 14,...

Pakistan Punjab’s CM pays tribute to Arfa Karim on her 7th Death Anniversary

In a statement, Buzdar said that the late Arfa Karim was the most intelligent and valuable daughter of Pakistan.

Supreme Court observes Police encounters under Yogi government as a serious issue

Delhi:The Supreme Court observed that a very serious issue had been raised after looking into a petition seeking a CBI probe into ‘1100...

Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and 8 others chargesheeted

Delhi: Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and eight others chargesheeted on January 14, 2018. They were accused of organising alleged anti-national at Jawaharlal...

Statement by Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya in the context of the charge sheet

We congratulate the Delhi Police, the Home Ministry and the government for waking up from their deep slumber 3 years after 9 Feb 2016,...

Pompeo and Mohammed bin Salman agree on the importance of de-escalation in Yemen

Riyadh:The US embassy in Saudi Arabia tweeted that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have agreed...

A Million dead fish causes environmental stink in Australia

Sydney:A million fish believed to have died along banks of a major river system in eastern Australia. The region is facing drought and New...

Alok Verma ouster: Judge Sikri turns down post-retirement offer

Delhi:Supreme Court judge AK Sikri, who was part of the selection panel that removed former CBI director Alok Verma has turned down a...

US President threatens to ‘devastate’ Turkey if Kurds are attacked

US: US President Donald Trump has threatened to “devastate” Turkey’s economy if it attacks Kurdish fighters in Iraq. The Turkish government has long criticised the...

India unwilling to accept Peace Talks with Pakistan: Imran Khan

In an interview, Khan blamed that the decline of peace talks between the countries would prove to be fatal in future.

3 Congress MLAs in hotel with BJP leaders

Bengaluru:Karnataka water resource minister D K Shivakumar has alleged that three Congress MLAs were in Mumbai hotel along with some BJP leaders. He alleged...

Rajkumar Hirani accused of sexual assault

Mumbai:Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who worked with him during the movie Sanju. The woman alleged...

Dr. Kafeel Khan receives prestigious Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Global Peace Award

Bangalore:Dr. Kafeel Khan who was continuously harassed by the Uttar Pradesh State Government and who was wrongly accused and even spent his time in...

Kerala government proposes to establish green belt in Idukki

Idukki:Kerala government is proposing to establish a green belt in Idukki along the Kerala-Tamilnadu border in order to recover the lost ecological wealth of...

CBCF forces Emraan Hashmi starter to change title

Mumbai:The CBCF has forced Emraan Hashmi starrer to change the title of their film. The original title of the film was 'Cheat India’ and...

Israel fires missiles towards Damascus

Jerusalem:Israel war planes have fired missiles towards the Syrian capital city of Damascus. Most of the missiles were shot down by Syrian air defence...

Scientific study proves most of Earth’s land endangered by humans

NewYork:More than half of the land was found to be critically endangered by a report submitted in a US-based journal, Global Change Biology. The...

France braces for fresh yellow vest protests

Paris:France is going to see fresh anti-government protests by yellow vest protesters. The central French city of Bourges is shuttering shops as the protesters...

Tripura police attack ambulance carrying injured protesters

Agartala:A shocking video of Tripura policemen attacking an ambulance carrying two injured protesters went viral this week. The Northeastern states are witnessing protests against...

Mismanagement of funds leads to poor quality education in M.P. tribal schools

Bhopal:The underutilisation of funds allocated for education in tribal schools was found to be the reason behind poor pass percentage in tribal schools of...

IIT Mumbai students protest Citizen Amendment Bill

Mumbai:The students of IIT Mumbai are protesting Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB) after students from IIT Guwahati organised similar protests. Protests have raged across northeastern...

Dog Whistle Politics — Tarun Bhartiya on Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi:The citizenship amendment bill of 2016 seeks to provide citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan if they have been...

Rahul Gandhi Writes Congratulatory Letter to Ifra Sheeraz, Board exam topper

She was also one among those students from the restive South Kashmir who braved the almost daily killings, restrictions, shutdowns and other risks to race ahead in the exams.

Kochi Biennale to organize fundraiser auction for flood relief

The state’s first live fundraiser art auction for the ongoing flood relief effort will be held this year on January 18 at the Kochi...

Myanmar Journalists remain jailed after loosing appeal

Myanmar court rejected an appeal by two Reuters reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were jailed for breaking country’s Official Secret Act....

CBI Director Alok Verma resigns after being transferred by a PM led committee

The CBI director Alok Verma has resigned after he was removed from his post just 72 hours after being reinstated by the Supreme Court....

Oceans warming up faster than expected

A finding published in US journal Science has shown that the oceans are heating up faster than previously thought. The finding has debunked previous...

Trump threatens to declare national emergency

Donald Trump speaking to the Fox News has repeated his threat to declare a national emergency to acquire the requisite federal funds to build...

Manipur government asks for exemption from Citizen Amendment Bill

Manipur:The Manipur government has asked the central government to exempt it from the Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB). CAB was passed by Lok Sabha on...

We are not carrying any weapons with us, says Donta Prasanth at HCU

Hyderabad:On Saturday 5th of January, a notice signed by Vice Chancellor Podile Appa Rao was pasted outside of the hostel doors of three students active...

Youth For Equality files plea challenging the reservation bill in Supreme Court

Youth For Equality organisation, on Thursday, filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the bill which was introduced in Lok Sabha by the...

Air India serves stocked food from India during its International flight’s return journey

Air India has started stocking food items from India, on International flights, for using it on the return journey. According to a report from...

Resul Pookutty elected as Motion Pictures Sound Editors Guild of America member

Resul Pookutty, the 47-year-old sound designer and Oscar winner, has been selected as one of the board members of MPSE - Motion Pictures Sound...