Monthly Archives: December 2019
The long wait and the longer debate has come to an end with this unilateral decision. What remains to be seen is indeed the larger consequences of the decision.
"This is a symbolic protest with protesters wearing masks making a strong satirical remark against the dictatorship of the Modi government," the Youth Congress said in a statement.
Welcoming the expansion, the ruling allies Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress leaders termed it as a "well-balanced" exercise by Thackeray giving appropriate representation to all sections, communities, and regions in the state.
"The low visibility conditions lasted from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during which 20 flights were diverted and 4 were canceled. Landings and take-offs continued using the CAT IIIB Instrument landing system during the period," sources said.
Selectively keeping silent about the discrimination imbibed within the law, Pokhriyal said that there was equality for every citizen in the country irrespective of religion.
"The death toll from the brutal attack on the headquarters of the Brigade 45th and 46th has reached 25, with 51 others injured," said the head of PMF directorate Jawad al-Rubaie.
Multiple CBI teams carried out the raids at the residential premises of one former Deputy Commissioner and seven former District Magistrates deputed in different districts of Jammu & Kashmir for their alleged involvement in giving nod to the arms licenses.
Under the current assessment the total carbon stock in the country's forest is estimated at 7,124.6 million tonnes and there an increase of 42.6 million tonnes in the carbon stock of country as compared to the last assessment of 2017, Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar said.
Assam Additional Chief Secretary (Home, Political) Kumar Sanjay Krishna told in response to a state government proposal, has approved a Rs 99 crore e-FT scheme to introduce a "biometric-based real-time" tracking system for suspected illegal immigrants identified through the NRC.
"All social networking platforms including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and other messengers from here on now will not be allowed at the naval bases and ships," said a senior Indian Navy officer.
The protest on Saturday in front of the iconic Mahatma Gandhi statue across the Embassy was organized by a group of Indian-Americans from the area. The roughly 150 people that protested in Washington included many students and young professionals.
Heavy police deployment, CCTVs, and drones were being installed in the city's central business district, especially on M.G. Road and Brigade Road to monitor thousands of revelers ushering in the New Year happily and peacefully.
A simplified education structure consists of a combination of web-based modules and face-to-face interactive courses, underpinned by a competency-based assessment process, which helps the coaches in progressing to higher levels.
The government award is India's highest honor given in the field of cinematic art. Amitabh has been honored with the award for inspiring generations with his diverse work.
Oil ministry spokesman Assem Jihad said in a statement on Facebook the government had temporarily suspended production of the Nassiriya oil field, which produces over 80,000 barrels a day.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared the attack on the Jews on Saturday night as an act of "domestic terrorism," the outcome of an "American cancer".
According to the minister, "anyone is free to take part in political activities, but colleges and universities should be kept out of the ambit of such activities".
Pointing to Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary on January 12, which is also celebrated as the 'National Youth Day' the Prime Minister asked the youth of the country to make a resolution for positive change.
From Chandrayaan 2 mission to the first all-women spacewalk 2019 offered several exciting moments for space enthusiasts.
The meteorologists at Skymet Weather have predicted a gradual increase in the day and night temperatures of the National Capital Territory during the next two to three days.
The delegation will represent the government of Afghanistan and it will be introduced simultaneously with the start of the intra-Afghan talks.
"Unfortunately I've had a setback and as a precaution need to work through that before competing," the Scot was quoted as saying by BBC.
The cracks were seen by local residents on one of the pillars on Saturday and traffic movement on the bridge was immediately stopped after the local administration was informed of it.
They are unable to provide food, jobs, prices have skyrocketed. So to confuse the people the rulers are trying to divide into religious lines by pitting Hindus and Muslims," state minister Firhad Hakim said.
Code red, under the IMD's classification, is the highest level and a warning for the public to take action in adverse weather.
Kothamangalam:In Kerala, akin to its secular culture, a Christian Church has offered space for Muslims to offer prayers. Muslims were participating in the Secular...
She is the first from the Nehru-Gandhi family to hoist the party flag at the UP Congress headquarters.
In a landmark decision this year, the government created the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in the rank of a four-star General.
As per the notification, 24 public holidays will be observed in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir next year. The prominent changes are that two public holidays Martyrs' Day observed on July 13 and the birth anniversary of former Chief Minister Sheikh Abdullah on December 5.
"It's a proposal. Let's see where it goes. The reason behind it is only to have a good, competitive tournament," Ganguly told Hindustan Times.
The new feature was expected to be available for both individual chats and group chats, but now the report claims that the feature will be limited to group chats only. The 'Delete Messages' feature for group chats will make it easy for the admins to manage old messages and chats.
Diesel prices were hiked by 40 paise a liter in just three days, Petrol prices, however, remained unchanged.
The cleric lauded the Lucknow police for controlling the situation which arose after the anti-CAA protests and said that action should also be taken against anti-social elements who instigated the violence.
The Meteorological department said that they have recorded 2.4 Degrees Celsius at Safdarjung, 3.1 Degrees Celsius at Palam and 1.9 Degree Celsius at Aya Nagar on Friday morning.
The Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) on Friday announced that the K2 prototype telephone box in London has been granted a Grade II listing, Xinhua news agency reported.
The crime branch officials received inputs about illegal trade of narcotics taking place inside district jail and top officials are involved in it.
The Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) Director Hidehito Ito, consists of 117 members, including 72 players (29 men and 43 women), and 45 coaches.
Tech giants are facing scrutiny over political ads from the US regulators. Spotify said it would indefinitely suspend political ads because it can't sufficiently vet them. Twitter, on November 15, officially banned all kinds of political ads from its platform.
The violence and the subsequent curfew had unnerved the Khan family and they decided to postpone the wedding. The groom's neighbor Vimal Chapadiya, after coming to know of the problem decided to help the family.
BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav said that the political activity in Jammu and Kashmir is getting back to normalcy and that only 30 to 32 prominent leaders were under "preventive detention" in the Union Territory.
The most intense violence was initially reported from several parts of the northeast, notably Assam and to some extent Tripura. Guwahati in Assam was the epicenter of the anti-CAA protests, with Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal's home district of Dibrugarh also witnessing violent protests.
Kazakhstan's Interior Ministry said six children were among the dead, citing preliminary information, while at least 35 injured people, including eight kids, were taken to local hospitals.
The districts where the internet has been blocked include Lucknow, Hapur, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr, Meerut, Kanpur, Ferozabad, Bareilly, Saharanpur, Bijnor, Rampur, Amroha, Bahraich, Muzaffarnagar, Sambhal, Shamli, Varanasi, Azamgarh, Moradabad, Agra, and Aligarh.
However, there is no official confirmation in New Delhi about the claims Ghafoor made about Indian soldiers killed in the cross-firing.
A meeting to form Ram Mandir Trust to be held in Mangalore on December 27 will also decide the agenda for the January 20 meeting at Prayagraj.
"She said the agitation for protecting one's rights will continue, even if "one has to give one's life for that."
Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken said if the government does not bring in the NPR form that was introduced during the UPA regime, the Congress will oppose the whole exercise.
The PUDR report said, "that ahead of December 15 the police stopped the protesters on 13th and lathi-charged and tear-gassed them while they were trying to march towards Parliament."
"What nonsense is Arundhati Roy speaking! It's one thing to ask people to refuse to participate in the NPR, but to ask them to give out incorrect details is completely wrong. Who does she think she is! We don't need unsolicited advice from someone who insults our Indian Army," Congress media panelist Shama Mohamed said in a tweet.
The survey from YouGov also revealed that less than half of this number feel the economic condition (12 percent) and job market (11 percent) should receive attention in the New Year.
Besides Shimla, other popular destinations like Kufri, Narkanda, Kasauli, Dalhousie, and Manali too were totally devoid of the snow cover.
In a tweet, the Congress MP from Kerala's Wayanad said: "The Prime Minister of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) is lying to the nation." He also used the hashtag #JhootJhootJhoot that means "lie, lie, lie".
In Delhi, petrol prices climbed to Rs 74.68 a liter as against Rs 74.63 a liter on Wednesday while diesel price rose to Rs 67.09 a liter as compared to Rs 66.99 a liter.
On December 17, Australia averaged 40.9 degrees, beating a January 7, 2013 record of 40.3 degrees. The next day, the bar was raised a full degree higher, at 41.9 degrees, stunning climate scientists by the size of the margin.
Shah's visit to the hill station is scheduled to celebrate BJP's second-year stint in the state led by Jai Ram Thakur.
The PLA has set up tents and has constructed underground tunnels and is constructing more tunnels at the disputed Finger 8 mountain spur near the Pangong Tso region, a source said.
"Government could wait till Supreme Court judgment on CAA. A favorable court order and the whole process will be back," Kishor said.
People of Delhi woke up to thick fog looming over the city with visibility of about 700 meters at 8.30 a.m. which deprived them of a glimpse of the solar eclipse.
The Stars have won their first two games and will be looking for their third win when they take on the Strikers at the Metricon Stadium on Friday night.
25 trains were running late by over two hours to six-and-a-half hours. Rewa-Anand Vihar Express was delayed by over six hours and 30 minutes followed by Katihar-Amritsar Express, which was running behind schedule by over four hours and 30 minutes while the Brahmaputra Express was delayed by over four hours and 35 minutes.
"The indications are he's going to finish his career in the very top bracket of batsmen through the history of the game," said Steve Smith.
"Delhi so far has recorded the longest and extremely cold spell in December month, since 1997," the India Meteorological Department said.
According to scientists, the solar eclipse will be fully visible only in the southern states of India from 8.17 a.m. and will last till 10.57 a.m. in Delhi.
The possible targets will not include Russian President Vladimir Putin, said the officials, adding that it would be considered too provocative.
Phoolan, with the help of four dacoit gangs led by Ram Avtar, Mustaqeem, Ramkesh, and Lallu had raided the Behmai village on the Yamuna banks and lined up 20 Thakurs and shot them dead.
Maulana said: "The CAA is not right for the country and the community. Because of this Act, the country is witnessing disturbances. Keeping Muslims out of its ambit amounts to damaging the secular nature of India".
The rare celestial spectacle will start at 8.04 a.m. and continue for around 3 hrs.
It will be interesting to see whether Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-led new state government implements the Sarna Code in the state or not.
As the clock struck midnight, church bells rang loud and Christmas carols were sung by choir groups comprising men and women, with lilting music in the background.
The pursuit of fugitives achieved the best result in eight years.
Employees owing allegiance to the ruling Trinamool Congress showed him the black flag, incessantly shouting "go back" and blocked the Governor's car, forcing him to leave the premises after a 90-minute wait.
According to police, the fire engulfed the plant belonging to Sri Chakra Oils & Extraction Private Limited at Peera Ramachandrapuram village in the Anaparthy block.
The 33-year-old Mandzukic helped Croatia reach the World Cup final in 2018 and has plied his trade for Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich, laying his hands on the Champions League with the latter in 2013.
Incidentally, on December 18, a MoEF official in a letter to the Karnataka government had said, that an earlier letter from the central ministry giving a green nod to the Kalasa-Banduri had been kept in abeyance.
Valparaiso Mayor Jorge Sharp told Canal 24 Horas that the fires had been started "intentionally".
The project is based on the controversial 2014 Hebrew novel "Borderline" by Israeli author Dorit Rabinyan, which was published in English by Random House as "All the Rivers".
Built-in 1857 Shimla served as the summer capital of British India between 1864 and 1939. It is said to be northern India's second oldest church.
It is now third in the India smartphone market - after Xiaomi and Samsung - and according to Nipun Marya, Director Brand Strategy, Vivo India, the brand has recorded its highest-ever market share of 23 percent for October.
It was India who took the title as they registered a 1-0 win in the final match against the hosts with Gagandeep Kaur scoring India's only goal.
The epicenter, with a depth of 1.0 km, was initially determined to be at 50.573 degrees north latitude and 130.001 degrees west longitude.