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Daily Archives: 13th December 2019

Many media personnel hurt in Jamia students stir

"You (media) are saying we have hurled stones at the police, but what about the teargas and lathi-charge by them (police)," shouted an agitating protestor as he pushed and beat up a reporter reporting live from the spot.

Govt’s stimulus report card says FDI inflow at record level

According to the ministry, the stimulus measures have led to a record inflow of foreign capital into the country.

Amid JNU ruckus, HRD secretary Subramaniam shifted

Subramaniam has been replaced by Amit Khare who was earlier Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

“Our players should learn from Kohli” says WI assistant coach

"A lot of players can learn from him. Then, we have got a chance. Without hard work, there is no success. Hard work is boring but it can give you great success. Once they keep working and dealing with the process, they will have a chance." said West Indies assistant coach Roddy Estwick

Scientists map winds in Mar’s upper atmosphere for first time

The new map of Mars winds helps scientists to better understand the workings of the Martian climate, giving them a more accurate picture of its ancient past and its ongoing evolution.

No comment on ‘stagflation’ says Nirmala Sitharaman

Several economists have expressed concerns after the official data on Thursday showed that retail inflation soared to 5.54 percent in November, a steep rise of 92 basis points from the inflation number of the previous month.

Anti-terror drill to be conducted during ‘Exercise Indra’

To tackle terrorism, 'Exercise Indra' will incorporate a mock exercise with Indian and Russian forces jointly destroying a terrorist base located in a "third country".

US law firm’s plaint not uncommon says Infosys

Infosys said it is aware of several circulating media stories referring to an additional securities class-action lawsuit against the company.

Crespo on coaching clubs in India

Crespo said he is very excited to be part of the 25k and is happy to be in the city where football is celebrated big time.

Jamia students march to Parliament foiled by police

The march was called by the Left-leaning All India Students Association (AISA) who had also staged a protest against the law at Jantar Mantar. Hundreds of students had gathered outside Jamia Millia Islamia to march to Parliament but as the Delhi police started using canes and tear gas.

Andhra Assembly passes Bill for death to rapists

The Andhra Pradesh Disha Bill-Criminal Law (Andhra Pradesh Amendment) Bill 2019 amending the India Penal Code, says that all cases regarding offenses against women will be investigated and tried expeditiously with provisions of the death penalty.

5th Kerala lit fest by Arabian Sea from Jan 16

The biggest bilingual event, the 5th edition of Kerala Literature Festival promises participants from 14 nations, including prominent authors such as William Dalrymple, Perumal Murugan, Benyamin, and Shashi Tharoor.

Trump tweets about Thunberg, she changes her Twitter bio

Trump retweeted a post by author Roma Downey congratulating Thunberg and wrote on her Anger Management problem. She then changed her Twitter biodata as"A teenager working on her anger management problem.

Internet down in two UP districts after protests

Saharanpur district magistrate Alok Kumar Pandey said the shutdown was a precautionary measure in view of the prevailing situation. Also, the Jamait-e-Ulama Hind staged a protest on the issue in Saharanpur.

NASA selects sample collection site on asteroid Bennu

The OSIRIS-Rex mission team selected the site designated "Nightingale" - located in a crater high in Bennu's northern hemisphere.

Delhi schools to teach boys not to misbehave with females

"We have decided that in all schools, we will get boys to take a pledge that they will never misbehave with any girl," Kejriwal said.

First Gayle, then Pollard the top run-getters in T20 cricket

Chris Gayle tops the list with 13,152 runs from 400 T20 games has scored 22 hundred and 81 fifties. Kieron Pollard achieved the feat during the third and final T20I against India at the Wankhede in Mumbai which West Indies lost by 67 runs.

Abhishek Kapoor to helm film on 2019 Balakot airstrike

Abhishek Kapoor has joined hands with producers Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain and Pragya Kapoor for a film based on the 2019 Balakot airstrike.

Smriti attacks Rahul, says he must be punished for ‘Rape in India’ remark

She demanded strong action against the former Congress chief and not just an apology. "This is the first time in the history of India that a leader is giving a loud call that Indian women should be raped. Does he mean that all men in India want to rape women? Is this Rahul Gandhi's message to the people of the country?" she said.

Modi congratulates UK’s Johnson for election victory

Modi tweeted "Many congratulations to PM @BorisJohnson for his return with a thumping majority. I wish him the best and look forward to working together for closer India-UK ties."

Islamabad High Court’s 1st female judge sworn in

Lubna Saleem Pervaiz was previously working as deputy general at the Sindh High Court and has been appointed to IHC by the President for a year.

Overnight rain fail to lower Delhi pollution levels

As per the SAFAR standards, AQI between 401 and 500 is categorized as 'severe' and people are advised to avoid any type of outdoor physical activity.

SC declines women’s plea on Sabarimala entry

"Every woman who wants to go must go. But, the situation in the country becomes explosive, we don't want any violence. There is a judgment, but it is not the last word on the issue", said the Chief Justice.

Stalin urges TN anti-corruption body to probe M-sand scam

Stalin said it is shocking to hear the alleged scam is of about Rs 1,000 crore and contractors in their bids for laying stormwater drain, pavements, smart city projects specify that they will be using river sand which is costly but instead used cheaper M-sand.

Abe’s visit to India to be postponed

Abe was due to leave Japan for India on Sunday for the three-day trip. He was expected to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Guwahati which has become the epicenter of the street protests in the aftermath of the passing of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

3 not enough, Yediyurappa may ask for 2 more Deputy Chief

If given a go-ahead, this will be unique with a Chief Minister having five deputy Chief ministers. Yediyurappa had appointed Govind Makthappa Karajol, Ashwath Narayan CN and Laxman Sangappa Savadi as the deputy chief ministers this year.

Traditional Thai massage added to UNESCO heritage list

Bangkok: The back-cracking traditional Thai massage has been added to a prestigious Unesco heritage list, it was reported on Friday.Nuad Thai is now part of...

Curfew relaxed in Dibrugarh, flag march continues in Guwahati

Sources said that the curfew in the Dibrugarh municipal area has been relaxed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There were no reports of further violence from Guwahati where cultural personalities and civil society members were on fast for 10 hours following a call given by the All Assam Students Union, which is leading the protests.

Apple buys UK-based startup to enhance iPhone photography

Spectral Edge "has developed computational photography tech that could blend data from a standard lens and an infrared lens to enhance photo quality". The startup is known for technology that can be used to improve photos taken on iPhones.

UN monitoring outcome of India’s citizenship law

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said "human rights mechanisms, including our rapporteurs, have already been expressing their concerns about the nature of this law"

President nod for Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, turned Act

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 of "Parliament received the assent of the President on December 12, 2019, and hereby published for general information".