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Daily Archives: 18th December 2019

NZ scales down search for people missing at Whakaari

Operations will now be headed by District Commander Superintendent Andy McGregor.

Jaipur serial blasts: Court convicts 4 terrorists

The court convicted Mohammad Saif, Sahfarrahman, Sarwar Azmi and Mohammad Salman under different sections including murder, treason, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and Explosives Act, while one accused Shahbaz has been acquitted for lack of evidence by judge Ajay Kumar Sharma.

Nirbhaya case: Delhi court may pass strong order

Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora had on the last date of hearing said that the court is not bound to wait for the legal remedies to be exhausted to pass an order.

Infosys settles visa payment dispute with California

The agreement will result in the case being dismissed with prejudice and was reached to avoid time, expense and distraction of protracted litigation on the charges against the city-based IT behemoth.

SC says no stay on CAA, next hearing on Jan 22

A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde orally instructed Attorney General K.K. Venugopal to publicize the aims and objects of the amended Act as people don't know about it.

I-League: Mohun Bagan rope in former Sevilla striker Diawara

"Baba Diawara has applied for his visa and we will confirm on his arrival date soon," the club said in a statement.

UK bans 4 vaping firms from promoting e-cigs on Instagram

The four vaping companies banned from Instagram are British American Tobacco (BAT), Ama Vape, Attitude Vapes and Global Vaping Group.

Sensex, Nifty trade near record levels

At 10.14 a.m. the Sensex was up 63.12 points at 41,415.29. It opened at 41,442.75 from its previous close of 41,352.17.

Delhi HC to hear plea on probe into Jamia violence

The plea also sought medical assistance to those injured in the violence.

6 arrested, 3 cases registered for arson in northeast Delhi

The officer said that they have nabbed five people for violence in Seelampur and Jafarabad and one from Brijpuri.

UN chief concerned about violence, police action on Anti-CAA protests

Several students were injured in police action during a protest last week by students of Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi. Public transportation was torched while the police came down heavily on the subsequent protests in the Indian capital. Protests have since spread mainly to campuses across India.

Child killed by a leopard, another injured

The attack happened on Tuesday and is the third attack by a leopard on the children in the past two days.

Health and WCD ministries to work for women, children welfare

Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani said, "Under-nutrition and other social determinants are closely associated with maternal-child survival and growth. Since they are also a concern for her ministry, this is a pertinent area of enhanced collaboration for the two ministries."

Madras varsity students continues their sit in against CAA

"Around 25 students are inside the University of Madras campus in protest against the CAA. The protesting students belong to different departments. We have asked students from other departments to participate in the protest," said K. Karthikeyan, a second year M.A. political science student.

Salman Khan: ‘There is no game plan, I go with my instinct’

"Working on a popular character and franchise is not that easy. Audiences have certain expectations from the franchise and the next installment must meet the criteria," Salmankhan .

ICC opens anti-corruption investigations in Qatar 10 league

In a statement, the ICC said that its Anti-Corruption Unit was appointed by the organizers as the designated Anti-Corruption official.

China withdraws request for Security Council briefing on Kashmir

United Nations:  China has withdrawn a request for a Security Council briefing on Kashmir but its envoy claimed that "discussions" on a letter from Pakistan's...

Four FTII students on hunger strike against fee hikes

Addressing the media here on Tuesday evening, FTII Students Association (FTIISA)President A.V. Sathvin and General Secretary Rajarshi Majumdar said that there has been a 10 percent hike in fees implemented every year since 2013.

Jamia students file plea seeking judicial probe of violence

The petition, filed by three girl students of the university - Nabila Hasan, Ladida Farzana and Ayesha Renna, also demands reopening of the university and release of the students and others detained in the police action that followed Sunday's violent protest in Jamia Nagar area.

Unnao case: Blood samples of accused taken for DNA matching

Unnao: The Uttar Pradesh Police has collected blood samples of the five accused in the rape and burn case of a 23-year-old woman who was...

Congress to hold march against CAA on its foundation day

The party said it will also highlight the police crackdown on protesting students and citizens.

Protests against CAA rock Osmania, Hyderabad universities

Hundreds of students carrying torches in their hands came together at Arts College in Osmania University to demand rollback of the CAA and to call for boycott of the proposed National Register of Citizens.

Congress party flays Union Minister’s ‘shoot at sight’ remark

"If people in power talk in such language to curb the protest then its fascism," the Congress said, here on Tuesday.

Centre okays Rs 66,000 cr Kerala semi-high speed rail project

The order was issued by the Ministry of Railways and conveyed to Kerala Chief Secretary Tom Jose, Vijayan wrote.

Mamata government orders stay on work for NPR

In an order, the state government asked the Commissioners of Howrah and Kolkata Municipal Corporation and the District Magistrates to stay "all activities" related to the NPR.

Trump says his impeachment declares war in democracy

He said the whole inquiry against him is "declaring open war on American Democracy" and demanded that the speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, "immediately cease this impeachment fantasy", the Efe news reported.

Vyapam case: CBI court sentences 3 to 7-year jail

The three accused are Amit Gaur (candidate), Nitish kumar aka Montu Kumar (impersonator) and Pankaj Kumar (middleman).

Madras varsity sees anti-CAA protest, police enter campus

"We wanted to stage a protest against CAA for 48 hours. However the police and the University officials had asked us to move away. The University Registrar spoke to us and asked us to disperse. We are told two students have been taken into custody," A.T. Elakkiyan, a second year MA political science student, told media.