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Daily Archives: 17th December 2019

Curfew lifted in Guwahati, broadband Internet restored

"The decision to lift the curfew in Guwahati was taken at a law and order review meeting presided over by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal late on Monday evening. In Dibrugarh, the curfew has been relaxed for 14 hours from 6 a.m. on Tuesday," an Assam Home Department official said.

Delhi Metro shuts down 6 stations amid CAA protests

Metro Rail Services at Seelampur, Gokulpuri, Jaffrabad and Maujpur-Babarpur, Johri Enclave and Shiv Vihar were suspended after protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) turned violent in north-east Delhi.

40% Indian women fear online trolls as they embrace Internet

Across locations, younger women were found to access more content related to education, career growth, and skill development, while older women between 29-35 years of age accessed more online video content related to personal well-being.

Fresh protest in Delhi’s Seelampur over CAA

As per reports, stones were pelted by the protesters and many buses of DTC have been damaged. Locals say that police have resorted to lathi-charge and used tear gas shells against the protesters.

Deepak Punia named UWW’s Jr freestyle wrestler of the year

"I am feeling very happy. It's a great honor for me to be selected among all the wrestlers from the world over. This is a big source of inspiration for me to keep improving and giving my best," said Punia on the rare honor.

Taylor Swift out of Best Original Song Oscar race

The biggest surprise was the omission of "Beautiful ghosts", the much-talked-about collaboration between Swift and Lloyd Webber.

Youth Cong to hold torchlight procession in Jamia support

Condemning the assault on the Jamia students, the Youth Congress in a statement said: "This raises the basic question among the masses that how the state suppresses political activities among the universities and how police have become a tool for mass suppression and acts as a deterrent for the rising voice of dissent."

South Korean Prez nominates new PM

"I feel a heavy responsibility for being nominated as prime minister, particularly when the nation is faced with internal and external difficulties. I'll concentrate on economic recovery and national unity and strive to make the government helpful to the people," Chung told.

CAA good for Christians, says Minorities Commission

George Kurian, Vice-Chairman, National Commission for Minorities opined that being a minority in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh should not be a disqualification for obtaining justice in India.

Wipro ranked top employer in Australia for 2020

The other parameters on which the firms were assessed for the survey are onboarding, learning, and development, performance management, leadership development, career and succession management, compensation and benefits and culture.

Anti-CAA protests in Bengal as ‘small incidents’ described Mamata

The Trinamool Congress chief put the responsibility for the vandalism and torching of railway premises on the Centre, saying those areas come under the jurisdiction of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and not the state police.

Assam suspends e-way generation bill amid protests

An anti-evasion tool under THE Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, the e-way bill is required to be produced to tax authorities while moving goods worth Rs 50,000 or more from one state to another.

67 people, 31 cops injured in Jamia protest says Delhi Police

A total of 14 buses was burnt and damaged and 20 private vehicles were torched and smashed by the violent mob during the protest. It also stated that four two-wheelers were also torched by the mob.

Exporters meet Finance Minister call for export development fund

Ajay Sahai, President Federation of Indian Exports (FIEO) said, "we need to bring 'Double Tax Deduction Scheme for Internationalization of MSMEs' to allow MSMEs to deduct against their taxable income, twice the qualifying expenses incurred for approved overseas activities including market preparation, market exploration, market promotion, and market presence.

Ranveer, Alia’s ‘Gully Boy’ out of Oscars 2020 race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday released a shortlist of ten films in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards, and "Gully Boy" failed to make the list.

Jasprit Bumrah joins Kohli and boys at practise in Vizag

The Indian team management had called Bumrah to Vizag to asses the pacer's recovery after undergoing rehabilitation for the stress fracture he suffered.

Bill to block further delay to Brexit process

Downing Street has said that the government has planned to ask the new Parliament to have its first debate and vote on the withdrawal agreement on Friday.

J&K govt asks students to use social media cautiously

"The students are requested to use the social media cautiously and refrain from any such activity which can disturb peace and harmony," a J&K government statement said. "Students are further advised not to pay heed to any of the rumors."

“End campus violence or quit” Indian students in US to Shah

They have alled upon Union Home Minister Amit Shah to immediately take the necessary steps to curb police brutality or resign.

Jamia, AMU violence echoes in US varsities

Universities of the students/alumni signatories expressed full solidarity with students across Indian universities who were protesting against the recent passing of what they termed as "the unconstitutional and discriminatory" Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

New AI tool can flag fake news for media outlets

According to the study, presented at the 'Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems' in Canada, researchers were motivated to develop the tool by the proliferation of online posts and news stories that are fabricated to deceive or mislead readers, typically for political or economic gain.

Musharraf sentenced to death in high treason case

The high treason trial of the former leader, who is currently in Dubai, for clamping the state of emergency on November 3, 2007, had been pending since December 2013

SC junks plea seeking minority status for Hindus

Upadhyay asked for guidelines to be framed on which communities can be considered minorities, and for a 1993 notification specifying five national minorities (later updated to six) to be struck down.

Good diet may avert nutritional problems in cancer patients

A study was conducted with 336 adult patients of the University of Michigan Head and Neck Specialized Program of Excellence. Analyzing these patients' eating habits, the researchers found that they followed either of two major dietary patterns: the Western pattern or the prudent pattern.

11 Delhi Police officers transferred on Jamia crackdown

The names of 10 more Delhi Police officers were also included in the transfer list released by the Home Department of the Delhi government on Monday. However, Delhi Police headquarters said that the transfers were "routine" ones.

No system in place for young players to come through says Myneni

Speaking on the sidelines of the Tennis Premier League which is being broadcast on Sony Network till December 26, Myneni said that there is no system in the first place for players to come through.

MHA says no firing by Delhi Police in Jamia

On the police arresting 10 people for indulging in arson and setting vehicles afire during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, ministry sources said all 10 persons detained have a criminal background.

Democrats propose roadmap for Trump’s Senate trial

"Senate Democrats believe strongly, and I trust Senate Republicans agree, that this trial must be one that is fair, that considers all of the relevant facts, and that exercises the Senate's 'sole Power of Impeachment' under the Constitution with integrity and dignity," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said at a press conference.

10 arrested for arson during Jamia university protest

"Out of the 10 arrested, three are bad characters of the area. They were identified and put under arrest," said a senior police officer.

Over 100 people taken into preventive custody in Kerala

The authorities taking a strong stand against the protesters did not order a holiday to the educational institutions. The shutdown has not had much effect as most of the shops and public vehicles plied as usual.