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Daily Archives: 12th December 2019

Farm Minister blames onion price hike on low output

Minister said states put the expected onion production at 69.9 lakh tonnes in November. To deal with the problem, the government had banned the export of onions and ordered imports.

Assam burns, MLA’s house torched, top cops removed

The Army conducted flag march in Guwahati, while the authorities extended the suspension of internet services across the state for another 48 hours from noon and most airlines canceled flights to and from Dibrugarh and Guwahati, and train movement was halted.

Ashleigh Barty named WTA Player of the Year

The 23-year-old won four titles from six finals in 2019, including the WTA Finals in Shenzhen and her maiden Grand Slam singles trophy at the French Open.

SC dismisses review petitions challenging Ayodhya verdict

"Applications for a listing of review petitions in open Court are dismissed. We have carefully gone through the review petitions and the connected papers filed therewith. We do not find any ground, whatsoever, to entertain the same. The review petitions are, accordingly, dismissed," said the five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde.

Netflix to create a series on Spotify

The limited series is inspired by the book 'Spotify Untold' by authors Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud - both business reporters at Swedish Dagens Industri - and will be produced by Yellow Bird UK, a Banijay Group company and the production company behind the upcoming Netflix series Young Wallander.

Post-Balakot, US reprimanded Pak for misusing F-16

Andrea Thompson, the then-Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs, and said that it served as a direct response to US concerns about the F-16 use over Kashmir

Delhi Cong recalls Dikshit’s policies as air turns ‘severe’

Under Dikshit's rule a campaign was launched, which improved the green cover of the city and helped in controlling pollution. "The 'My Delhi, Green Delhi' campaign, started by the Congress under Dikshit's leadership, had improved the green cover and reduced pollution. But during the Kejriwal government, millions of trees were cut and today Delhi has serious air pollution problems," the Congress said.

Cong accuses Kerala CM of shielding IAS officer

This allegation surfaced after the senior IAS officer was, on Wednesday, moved from a crucial government department, which was directly under the Chief Minister, and given the charge of an unimportant department.

Environmentalists barred from UN climate talks after protest

Just hours after Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg delivered a powerful speech to COP25, around 200 young campaigners staged a noisy demonstration in front of the main halls where the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was due to update the conference on the progress of the talks.

Manali gets season’s first snowfall

Rush fast to experience the snowfall. The tourist spots in the upper Shimla district were cut off after snow piled on roads. Tourists started reaching Shimla's nearby places like Kufri, Mashobra and Narkanda.

Rohit becomes LaLiga’s first-ever brand ambassador in India

He is the first non-footballer in the history of the league to have signed on the dotted line with them. Rohit comes on-board following a series of major initiatives by LaLiga in India since 2017

Govt rules out BSNL, MTNL disinvestment

While the specific assets to be monetized during the current fiscal year have yet not been identified, the target for asset monetization during the current fiscal year for BSNL and MTNL is Rs 200 crore and Rs 300 crore respectively, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Govt introduces Bill boost investment in financially distressed sectors

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Hornbill Festival opens window to Nagaland culture

Hornbill is also called festivals of festivals and is organized by the Government of Nagaland every year to promote the cultural heritage of the state by showcasing a colorful picture, with a blend of art, cuisine, culture, and music.

UK votes in historic and decisive general election

While Johnson wrote on Twitter that "today is our chance to get Brexit done". UK's less than five years and also the first winter election to take place in December.

Trust your sevak, interest of NE will be protected says Modi

"I assure that there will be no impact on culture, tradition, language of northeast people including Assam. Their interests will be safeguarded. I assure them to have faith in Modi govt which is committed to the development of the northeast" says, Narendra Modi

ISL match in Guwahati postponed due to CAB protest

In a media release, ISL stated: "Due to the ongoing unrest in Guwahati; Match 37 between NorthEast United FC and Chennaiyin FC has been postponed until further notice."

Kochi to host 5th edition of ALIIFF

Kochi: Kochi will play host to the fifth edition of the All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) to be held from February 8 to...

Apple releases iOS, iPadOS 13.3 with multiple bug fixes

The iOS and iPadOS 13.3 updates are available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. The new software updates come two weeks after the release of iOS/iPad iOS 13.2.3 and more than a month after the launch of iOS 13.2.

Hyderabad encounter, SC forms an inquiry commission headed by ex-judge

The Supreme Court also stayed proceedings initiated by Telangana High Court and National Human Rights Commission into the Hyderabad encounter. The top court said that no other courts should entertain any plea about the case.

Cisco unveils ‘Silicon One’ chip for 5G era

The new Silicon One will be the foundation of Cisco's routing portfolio going forward, with expected near-term performance availability up to 25 terabits per second.

Assam violence, flights and trains cancelled, terminated

Widespread violence and agitation after the Parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) 2019. All long-distance trains are terminated at Guwahati, flights canceled.

Delhi’s air quality ‘severe’, AQI crosses 400-mark

According to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR), Delhi's overall AQI was recorded at 9 a.m. at 407, counted under the 'severe' category.

Rajini’s upcoming film gets special poster on superstar’s B’day

The poster features Rajinikanth walking majestically with a fiery look on his face. "Darbar", which has been directed by A.R. Murugadoss, is slated to hit the screens during Pongal in January.

Tihar seeks hangman from UP for Nirbhaya killers

Tihar jail superintendent had written a letter to the Uttar Pradesh prison authorities seeking services of two hangmen.

IUML files writ petition in SC against CAB

The petition contends that the Bill also illegally classifies people based on religion. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal will appear for the petitioner.

Sri Lanka to fight dengue virus with bacteria

Deputy Director-General of the Health Ministry Paba Palihawadana said that a type of bacteria called "Wolbachia" will be released in 25 local townships in Colombo starting February 2020.

Mamata offers ‘business with a smile’ to investors

"Bengal is the lifeline of the business. Please invest in Bengal. We will give you full cooperation," Banerjee said inaugurating the two-day Bengal Business Conclave

Israel calls for another general election on March 2, 2020

Knesset members had until President Reuven Rivlin's official announcement on Thursday, that no MK gained enough support to build a coalition, to pass the law setting the date for the new elections.

8 columns of Indian Army deployed in Assam and Tripura

Internet services have been suspended in both the states over fears of the misuse of social media to disturb the peace. Assam government to place curfew in Guhawati.

Virat, Rohit end 2019 as joint highest run-getters in T20Is

India's last T20I of the year on Wednesday evening, Virat and Rohit came out with exceptional batting performances as the hosts took the West Indies bowlers to the cleaners at the Wankhede and went on to clinch the three-match series 2-1.