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Daily Archives: 16th November 2019

Amnesty got Rs 36 cr in violation of guidelines, says CBI

A senior CBI source related to the development told IANS, "Indians For Amnesty International Trust (IAIT), Amnesty International India Foundation Trust (AIIFT), Amnesty International South Asia Foundation (AISAF) received foreign contributions amounting to Rs 36 crore from Amnesty International U.K. through Amnesty International India Pvt. Ltd."

Nirbhaya parents seek fast-tracking of rapists’ execution

Nirbhaya's parents on Thursday approached the Patiala House Court to expedite the procedure for the hanging of the four rapists, as the two judges hearing the case earlier were transferred.

Keto diet may help you fight the flu

"This was a totally unexpected finding," said co-senior author Akiko Iwasaki, Professor at Yale University in the US.

Israel launches fresh air strikes on Gaza

The Israeli army said several Hamas targets were attacked after two rockets were fired around 2 am local time (00.00 GMT) on Saturday that led to sounding of sirens in Beersheba, the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel.

Of imperfect leaders, connecting with one another, a comprehensive tome on Marathi cooking

What is the legacy of the imperfect leaders of the contemporary era? They give an entirely new dimension to the understanding and functioning of leadership, writes author, thought leader, professional keynote speaker and management consultant Pawan Verma, going beyond the rhetoric associated with leadership.

241 IS members surrender in Afghanistan

"A total of 241 IS members and loyalists -- 71 men, 63 women and 107 children -- have surrendered to local authorities in Achin and Mohman Dara districts over the past three days," Xinhua news agency quoted the statement as saying.

Navy’s Mig 29k crashes in Goa, pilots safe

The two pilots Captain M. Sheokhand and Lt. Cdr. Deepak Yadav have ejected safely. The Indian Navy has instituted an enquiry into the incident, a statement said.

Protests in Bolivia after 5 demonstrators shot dead

The five protesters were shot on Friday during a confrontation with Bolivian police and troops outside the city of Cochabamba, Nelson Cox, a representative of the Ombudsman's Office, told Efe news. At least 22 others were wounded in the clash.

Protests erupt in Iran over fuel price hike

The National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) said in a statement late Thursday that the price of a litre of regular gasoline had gone up to 15,000 rials (12.7 US cents) from 10,000 rials and the monthly ration for each private automobile was set at 60 litres per month, the Tehran-based Press TV said in a report.

Complaint against JNU students for vandalizing and defacing Swami Vivekananda’s statue

The complaint, received by Vasant Kunj North police station, is being examined by senior officers so that they can take a decision whether to file a case, sources said. "We are examining the merits of the complaint," said a senior IPS officer, adding a decision will be taken very soon.

Congress to hold mega rally in Delhi on November 30

Speaking to reporters after a meeting of the general secretaries, in-charges, secretaries, frontal organisation chiefs and the state unit chiefs, party General Secretary K.C. Venugopal said, "We have decided to hold a mega rally against the anti-people policies of the government to highlight the people oriented issues against the central government."

Twitter suspends users for tweeting on Trump witness

According to BuzzFeed News, Twitter cracked down on users who later started tweeting the specific phrase that began trending on the platform.

Trump’s digital intrusion into impeachment hearing called witness intimidation

Marie Yovanovitch, who was ousted by Trump from her Ambassadorship in Ukraine, was testifying on Friday before the impeachment inquiry in Washington when he shot off the tweet: "Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavourably about her."

Gunmen open fire on buses carrying voters in Sri Lanka

The group hurled stones on the first bus, damaging the windscreen, and then they opened fire on the second bus from behind, the spokesman told Xinhua news agency.

Andhra opposes national status to Telangana project

Andhra Pradesh conveyed to the Supreme Court that the mega project built by Telangana across Godavari river affected its irrigation interests.

Voting begins for Sri Lanka presidential election

Voting which commenced at 7 a.m. at 12,845 polling centres islandwide, will end at 5.00 pm.

IT tribunal rejects charitable tag for Young India

The tribunal ratified the Income Tax Order of cancelling the charitable activities exemption certificate for Young India.