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Daily Archives: 9th December 2019

Delhi Police lathi charge protesting JNU students

The police cane charged both male and female students after they tried to break through the barricades put up in south Delhi's Bhikaji Cama Place area.

Walmart launches initiative to support MSMEs

Speaking at the launch event here Judith McKenna, President, and CEO, Walmart International Under the initiative, the company which owns the e-commerce major Flipkart, aims to train around 50,000 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in the next five years, across 25 institutes.

Ajith to star in ‘Valimai’ confirms producer Boney Kapoor

Speaking at an award ceremony here on Sunday, Kapoor said: " 'Valimai' shoot will begin on December 13. Ajith plays a cop. It will be a Diwali 2020 release."

Wasim Jaffer makes record 150th Ranji appearance

Jaffer is playing his 150th Ranji game against Andhra at the Devineni Venkata Ramana Praneetha Ground.

BJP wins 2, leads in 10, Congress 2 at Karnataka bypolls

BJP's A. Shivaram Hebbar defeated Bhimanna Naik of the Congress in Yellapur by over 31,000 votes. The ruling party is leading in Athani, Kagwad, Gokak, Hirekuru, Vijayanagar, Ranibennur, K.R. Pura, Mahalakshmi Layout, Yeshvanthpura, and Krishnarajapete.

Srinagar airport ‘inoperative’, Real Kashmir’s next 2 games cancelled

Real Kashmir was scheduled to face Gokulam FC and Churchill Brothers on Thursday and Sunday at the TRC Polo Synthetic Turf Ground in the city. However, now these two matches stand canceled as the Srinagar airport is "inoperative" at the moment due to "poor weather conditions".

Citizenship Bill introduced in LS amid opposition’s objection

Following over an hour debate on Bill's legislative competence if it can be taken or not, the lower House allowed it after the division of votes with 293 in its favor and 82 against.

Vivo V17 launched in India for Rs 22,990

The smartphone houses a 32MP front camera which is placed into the "iView" display with the E3 super AMOLED screen.

4 Sumatran tiger foetuses found in jar in Indonesia

The foetuses, which were kept in plastic jars, and the hide were found on Saturday in two separate places in Riau province after the police received a tip-off about the suspected poachers, the Ministry's Director of Biodiversity Conservation, Indra Exploitasia, told Efe news.

Dense fog disrupts air traffic, life in Kashmir

Srinagar: No flights could operate from Srinagar airport for the third consecutive day due to poor visibility.The Meteorological (Met) Department has warned that foggy conditions...

Bombay HC confirms life sentence for mafia don Arun Gawli

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has confirmed the life imprisonment awarded to mafia don Arun G. Gawli under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act...

Rajya Sabha condoles deaths in Delhi fire tragedy

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Monday mourned the death of 43 workers in a devastating blaze in Delhi's Rani Jhansi Road area, while praying...

Delhi breathes hazardous air, once again

Delhi's overall pm 2.5 level reached a maximum of 555, while pm 10 levels reached a maximum of 695. Both are prime indicators of how bad or good the air quality is.

‘Star Trek’ actor Rene Auberjonois loses battle with cancer

Los Angeles: "Star Trek" and "Benson" actor Rene Auberjonois has passed away. He was 79.The "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" regular lost his battle with...

Snake delays start of Ranji Trophy match in Vijaywada

Vijaywada: The start of the Ranji Trophy Group A match between Andhra and Vidarbha was delayed after a snake entered the Dr. Gokaraju Liala Gangaaraju...

BJP set for majority in Karnataka Assembly

Bengaluru: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is heading for a simple majority in the 223-member Karnataka Assembly, as it surged ahead in 12 of...

Priyanka Gandhi slams BJP for onion, petrol price rise

Priyanka Gandhi tweeted, "The inflation has made the life of common man worse, prices of onion have crossed Rs 200 in some parts and petrol has crossed Rs 75, but the BJP government is in sleeping mode".

Palestine hails US resolution against Israeli settlements

Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), described the resolution as a "blow" to US President Donald Trump's support of the Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank.

Finland’s Social Democrats pick Marin to be youngest ever PM

Marin, who is currently the Finnish Minister of Transport and Communications, narrowly won over Antti Lindtman, the 37-year-old chairman of the Social Democratic Parliamentary Group, in a vote of 32-29, Xinhua news agency reported.

Congress slams Centre over CAB, calls it ‘unconstitutional’

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists fleeing persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, has already faced cold vibes from the opposition with the Congress calling it "unconstitutional".

India to launch spy satellite, 9 others on December 11

According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the rocket numbered as PSLV-C48 will lift off at 3.25 p.m. with RISAT-2BR1, a radar imaging earth observation satellite weighing about 628 kg.

SC to hear plea in Telangana Encounter on Wednesday

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said it will also examine what is being monitored by Telangana High Court.

Forget onions, you’ll soon need more food to stay healthy

In most countries, average body height and body size is increasing and more needs to be eaten to maintain the higher weight.

Lata Mangeshkar returns home, thanks fans for love

Sharing her health update, Mangeshkar took to Twitter and wrote: "Namaskaar, For the past 28 days, I was at Breach Candy hospital. I was diagnosed with pneumonia. The doctors preferred that I extend my stay in the hospital and go home when completely healthy. Today, I am back home with the blessings of Mai and Baba."

Colombo Port City opens for investors

Accompanied by the Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyuan, the Prime Minister on Saturday officially declared the 269 hectares of land reclaimed from the sea for the project as part of the Colombo district, reports the Daily Financial Times.

Tension prevails after mosque signboard damaged in UP

More than 300 villagers gathered on Khiribir Road and claimed that the board had been deliberately damaged. They demanded action against people responsible for it.

Implementation of POCSO Act needs scrutiny, says author Damyanti Biswas

"Under the POCSO Act, capital punishment would be meted out to those who are convicted of a violent crime against those under 12 years old. It is a step in the right direction in that the ordinance recognises that child abuse deserves rigorous punishment.

UP: Govt suspends 7 cops in Unnao case

The action came late on Sunday night.

Trump warns Kim of losing everything if he takes hostile action

"Kim Jong-un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way," Efe news reported citing Trump as saying in a series of tweets on Sunday.

WhatsApp blocks Cyberabad police’s helpline number

Cyberabad Police Commissioner V.C. Sajjanar tweeted on Sunday that WhatsApp has blocked Cyberabad Police's WhatsApp number 9490617444. "We are now using 7901114100 for receiving citizens' grievances temporarily," he added.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to face genocide allegations in court

Suu Kyi, who is also Myanmar's foreign minister, is travelling with a team of experts to the Netherlands so that she can appear at ICJ hearings on 10 and 12 December, the State Council said in a statement posted to its official Facebook account, Efe news reported.

Karnataka bypoll results: Counting of votes begins

"Vote count in all the 15 Assembly segments began at 8:00 a.m. at 11 centres, including three in Bengaluru for four urban seats. Postal ballots are counted first, followed by counting of votes in EVMs," Election Commission official G. Jadiyappa told media here.

Chilean protesters turn on pharmacies over high medicine prices

In the evenings, images captured by security cameras at pharmacies show groups of hooded men stealing boxes of medicines from shelves, while health-care professionals, retirees and young people protest in the afternoons, holding up signs calling for lower medicine prices, Efe news reported.

NHRC continues probe in ‘encounter’ of rape accused

A day after visiting various sites relating to both the incidents and examining the bodies of the four slain accused, the panel recorded statements of the two policemen who were injured in the alleged 'encounter' near Shadnagar town on December 6.